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Subject: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/24/08 at 6:38 pm

Share your experiences, your problems, ask questions, share recipes, etc.  I figure that maybe if we have this going on, we can encourage each other, vent if we get discouraged, or ask questions that someone may have answers to.

Go! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/24/08 at 9:26 pm

Great idea for a thread Jess!

Does anyone find drinking lots of water to help them maybe not be as hungry as they would if they didn't drink water as much?

Does anyone believe the commercial that says if you drink more milk that it helps you become trimmer?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/24/08 at 9:33 pm


Great idea for a thread Jess!

Does anyone find drinking lots of water to help them maybe not be as hungry as they would if they didn't drink water as much?

Does anyone believe the commercial that says if you drink more milk that it helps you become trimmer?



I do drink TONS of water...and it does curb my appetite a bit (although I've never been a big eater). I am a fan of flavored water (Propel, or bottled water using Crystal Light packets)....it helps get your water consumption in if it has flavor to it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: whistledog on 08/24/08 at 9:34 pm

I need to start losing weight.  A few months ago, I was going out at 6am for jogs every morning until I caught a cold.  I never got back in that routine, and have thought about joining a gym until I realized that I'd be paying big $$ to do something I can do for free:  RUN

Water supposedly helps flush out the fat, so I drink lots of it each day.  

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/24/08 at 9:36 pm


I need to start losing weight.  A few months ago, I was going out at 6am for jogs every morning until I caught a cold.  I never got back in that routine, and have thought about joining a gym until I realized that I'd be paying big $$ to do something I can do for free:  RUN

Water supposedly helps flush out the fat, so I drink lots of it each day.  



running/jogging is great for weight loss. Several years ago I started jogging and got up to about 3.5 miles per day..I lost a ton of weight. I would like to get back to that sometime soon. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 08/24/08 at 9:49 pm

Hurrah for the lost art of weight loss. I'm only a pound off my target weight!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/24/08 at 10:21 pm

I've pretty much had three times in my adult/almost adult life where I've made a conscious effort to work out and lose weight (first when I went to a gym in 1998/99, a couple years later when I became a vegetarian and did lots of running) and this is #3.

I'm around 189 pounds and ideally I'd love to be 170ish. I've just started jogging again and already have doubled the distance (I'm up to about 8/10 of a mile). It does get annoying trying to do it in a townhouse complex 'cause there's no privacy, so I usually yr to do it at twilight either way (morning is more peaceful). ;)

It's kinda hard to give up junk foods lmao, so I'm still working on doing less of that, but I usually have those instant soups as opposed to stuff like chips and crackers, or TV dinners. Bottled water is great too (I got into that when I was 12, 'cause I'd had so much soda as a kid before that). ;D

Different things work for different people, and although you wouldn't think a guy would normally be self conscious about their looks, I really am. I wanna look like a surfer dude, hehe.

On a serious note though, hats off to anyone who has lost weight and/or is working on it. I know what it feels like.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/25/08 at 12:40 am


Excellent thread Jessica!  You'll get them next month for sure!!! Plus your sweats are baggy!!! O0


Patty, like Erin I drink a ton of water. I am up to about 3 quarts to a gallon a day.
Honestly, it does nothing to curb my appetite but I find that by keeping the water nearby the act of reaching for it is much easier than getting up and getting a snack... see think 'snack' reach for water...of course you gotta make a conscious effort to keep the snacks hidden so it's a hassle to get to them ;D.  I have taken to single serve baggies of baby carrots... I love baby carrots tho. and Trader Joe's sells indiviual packages of almonds.


Erin- good luck getting your run on. I look forward to the day when I can run further than two houses  ;D


Jason good luck getting your run on too.


Bobo EXCELLENT!!! I'm about 100 pounds from my goal weight but I'm taking it one pound at a time and look forward to when I can say I am one pound away too....



Jesse... when you get your surfer dude on are you gonna frost your tips?  ;)



I have to admit going back to take two classes this summer has helped a lot. I am away from home (sadly away from the tv) and I make a conscious effort to walk as much as I can between classes so I should hit four miles a day this week! (mon-Thur.) I have yet to find the motivation to move my tush Fri - Sun but I will get there.






Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 08/25/08 at 4:55 am

To be fair I was only seventeen pounds off my target to begin with, and I figured I could sweat most of that off!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/25/08 at 6:49 am

Almost a year and a half at Pathmark,I've lost about a couple of pounds pushing carts and all my life I've never came close to 200 pounds which is good for me but bad for my Father who is very overweight.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/25/08 at 6:51 am



I do drink TONS of water...and it does curb my appetite a bit (although I've never been a big eater). I am a fan of flavored water (Propel, or bottled water using Crystal Light packets)....it helps get your water consumption in if it has flavor to it.


Have you tried that Special K Water? ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobby on 08/25/08 at 6:51 am

A brilliant thread, Jessica.  8)

I have been a little frustrated because I have been relying on my friend to get me to the gym (I shouldn't really but the last thing I want to do after a gym work-out is walk another half hour to get home).

I have also been frustrated with myself as I have been eating like an idiot over the past few days. I need deprogramming, lol.

Good luck with everyone who is trying to get in better shape.  8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/25/08 at 6:52 am


A brilliant thread, Jessica.  8)

I have been a little frustrated because I have been relying on my friend to get me to the gym (I shouldn't really but the last thing I want to do after a gym work-out is walk another half hour to get home).

I have also been frustrated with myself as I have been eating like an idiot over the past few days. I need deprogramming, lol.

Good luck with everyone who is trying to get in better shape.  8)


Do you eat good Bob?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobby on 08/25/08 at 6:55 am


Do you eat good Bob?


Unfortunately not at the moment, Howard. I had some doughnuts and pasties yesterday.  :-[

However, the trick is not to give up when I have had a bad few days.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/25/08 at 6:56 am


Unfortunately not at the moment, Howard. I had some doughnuts and pasties yesterday.  :-[

However, the trick is not to give up when I have had a bad few days.  :)


Every Sunday before my shift starts I head off to Burger King and buy a croissant with bacon Egg and Cheese with Tater Tots and Coffee.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/25/08 at 9:01 am


Have you tried that Special K Water? ???



no, I've never tried that. I usually stick with Propel..it's my favorite.:)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/25/08 at 10:15 am

Jesse... when you get your surfer dude on are you gonna frost your tips?  ;)

;D

Probably not, hehe. I actually used to do that a few years ago just for something different, and it didn't go too well with me. In fact one time I left it on too long and looked all white, like Billy Idol or Doc Brown (the real one), lol.

That's a very 1999 looking style too (like something the Backstreet Boys would've had), so if I did that right now, chances are it would get laughed at even more.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/25/08 at 10:55 am

As everyone knows, I quit smoking almost 11 months ago. I know that weight gain was part of it but DAMN!!!! I was expecting a few lbs-maybe 10. That didn't bother me because I was probably underweight when I stopped. But 30??!!!!  :o :o :o

I wasn't going to worry about the weight gain because I knew it normal. I was told that it is a "fast on, fast off". Ok, I have seen the fast on, now I need to get to the fast off part. I would like to know how long it takes for my metabolism to go back to normal. I think I eat healthy-not eating a lot of junk (even though I would LOVE to eat a lot of junk).

As for exercise, I really, really HATE to exercise. There was a time in my life where I did run-and hated every minute of it. I even belonged to a health club-hated that, too. I have tried those exercise tapes, but only lasted a few times. I should dance-I mean really dance on a regular basis. I would also love to get a stationary bike and put it in front of t.v. but there are a few reasons why I don't. 1) I don't think Carlos will want one in the living room, 2) we don't have room in the living room for one 3) if I get one, will it collect dust from lack of use?


HELP!!!!!!


Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 08/25/08 at 11:22 am

This is a great thread idea.

I need to drop alot of weight.  My main problem is diet and forcing my butt up and out to exercise.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 08/25/08 at 1:33 pm


As everyone knows, I quit smoking almost 11 months ago. I know that weight gain was part of it but DAMN!!!! I was expecting a few lbs-maybe 10. That didn't bother me because I was probably underweight when I stopped. But 30??!!!!  :o :o :o

I wasn't going to worry about the weight gain because I knew it normal. I was told that it is a "fast on, fast off". Ok, I have seen the fast on, now I need to get to the fast off part. I would like to know how long it takes for my metabolism to go back to normal. I think I eat healthy-not eating a lot of junk (even though I would LOVE to eat a lot of junk).

As for exercise, I really, really HATE to exercise. There was a time in my life where I did run-and hated every minute of it. I even belonged to a health club-hated that, too. I have tried those exercise tapes, but only lasted a few times. I should dance-I mean really dance on a regular basis. I would also love to get a stationary bike and put it in front of t.v. but there are a few reasons why I don't. 1) I don't think Carlos will want one in the living room, 2) we don't have room in the living room for one 3) if I get one, will it collect dust from lack of use?


HELP!!!!!!


Cat




Hey, Cat, thanks again!  ;)

I quit smoking about 5 weeks ago and I've been exercising to at least counter the inevitable weight gain that goes along with that. My apartment complex has a fitness center with various exercise machines and I've been kind of experimenting with them. I've also getting my mountain bike out a few times a week and riding it for a few miles. I love riding bike and want to get my legs strong again.

Last week I went out running for the first time since I was in the Army, which was over 15 years ago. While it felt good that I actually made myself do it, afterward I found that my back was really sore. However, the fitness center here has an elliptical trainer and I've started using that instead. A lot of my co-workers that are into fitness (including one who's an ex NFL-lineman) have been happy to give me advice, and nearly all of them have told me that running is really hard on your joints, whereas you can get just as good of a workout (some say even better) on an elliptical trainer with zero impact on your joints.

Have you ever tried an elliptical trainer, Cat? I'm almost certain your local gym would have at least one. I'd say give it a try, you might really like it and even think about buying one for yourself. (The only downside is that they can be quite expensive.)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 08/25/08 at 1:55 pm

I have been working on what I eat. Cutting out bread, which I actually hate, means no butter, which I love and eat far too much of has made a difference to my waistline already! 
I need to eat less really and get some exercise. I have bought myself a skipping rope..............

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/25/08 at 8:50 pm

I have been forced to start cardiac rehab again. I do the nu step. I started out with ten minutes and have worked myself up to 35.
My weight shot up 8 lbs in one week. I was poked and prodded and generally tested for eveything, but to no avail. I have since lost again about 12 lbs in the course of a month. They started me on Lasix and potassium. Plus a new med for my diabetes.
So Since June 3 I have quit smoking, gained and now lost weight. Been in the hospital twice for my heart or at least that is what they thought.
Turns out my chest pain was stress related, but with my (cardiac history 3x bypass pacemaker), no one takes any chances.
My rehab nurse said I could very likely be salt sensitive. I don't use salt, but have taken to checking sodium and high fructose corn syrup contents on the things I buy. Hopefully this is helping. And increasing my veggie consumption, to something other than corn.
Before I had all these health issues 18 mos ago, I thought I maintained a sensible diet not a lot of sugar or fat.
Turns out my cardiac issues are genetic abnormally small arteries around my heart and of course years of smoking didn't help.
Swim if you have access to a pool. Its great exercise and low impact on the joints and so forth.
There are some really good sugar free fat free ice creams out there. One is Breyers and the other is Blue Bell.
But be careful with sugar free candy to much can lead to lots of time in the bathroom.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/25/08 at 9:06 pm


Great idea for a thread Jess!

Does anyone find drinking lots of water to help them maybe not be as hungry as they would if they didn't drink water as much?

Does anyone believe the commercial that says if you drink more milk that it helps you become trimmer?


I just drink lots of water to stay hydrated.  It also keeps me from drinking the pop if we have it in the house.  I'm not sure about the milk claims, although it is good to drink skim milk for the benefit of your bones.


A brilliant thread, Jessica.  8)

I have been a little frustrated because I have been relying on my friend to get me to the gym (I shouldn't really but the last thing I want to do after a gym work-out is walk another half hour to get home).

I have also been frustrated with myself as I have been eating like an idiot over the past few days. I need deprogramming, lol.

Good luck with everyone who is trying to get in better shape.  8)


It happens.  I had a week like that when I hurt my leg.  I got pretty down and just wanted to chow down on whatever I found.  It sucks. :P


As everyone knows, I quit smoking almost 11 months ago. I know that weight gain was part of it but DAMN!!!! I was expecting a few lbs-maybe 10. That didn't bother me because I was probably underweight when I stopped. But 30??!!!!  :o :o :o

I wasn't going to worry about the weight gain because I knew it normal. I was told that it is a "fast on, fast off". Ok, I have seen the fast on, now I need to get to the fast off part. I would like to know how long it takes for my metabolism to go back to normal. I think I eat healthy-not eating a lot of junk (even though I would LOVE to eat a lot of junk).

As for exercise, I really, really HATE to exercise. There was a time in my life where I did run-and hated every minute of it. I even belonged to a health club-hated that, too. I have tried those exercise tapes, but only lasted a few times. I should dance-I mean really dance on a regular basis. I would also love to get a stationary bike and put it in front of t.v. but there are a few reasons why I don't. 1) I don't think Carlos will want one in the living room, 2) we don't have room in the living room for one 3) if I get one, will it collect dust from lack of use?


HELP!!!!!!


Cat





This is a great thread idea.

I need to drop alot of weight.  My main problem is diet and forcing my butt up and out to exercise.


Walk.  Just walk.  Get yourself a good pair of shoes and walk a lot.  If you get too bored, invest in an MP3 player and load up on music.  That is one of my main forms of exercise.  You won't see results right away, but your body will feel that you're making the effort. :)


Hey, Cat, thanks again!  ;)

I quit smoking about 5 weeks ago and I've been exercising to at least counter the inevitable weight gain that goes along with that. My apartment complex has a fitness center with various exercise machines and I've been kind of experimenting with them. I've also getting my mountain bike out a few times a week and riding it for a few miles. I love riding bike and want to get my legs strong again.

Last week I went out running for the first time since I was in the Army, which was over 15 years ago. While it felt good that I actually made myself do it, afterward I found that my back was really sore. However, the fitness center here has an elliptical trainer and I've started using that instead. A lot of my co-workers that are into fitness (including one who's an ex NFL-lineman) have been happy to give me advice, and nearly all of them have told me that running is really hard on your joints, whereas you can get just as good of a workout (some say even better) on an elliptical trainer with zero impact on your joints.

Have you ever tried an elliptical trainer, Cat? I'm almost certain your local gym would have at least one. I'd say give it a try, you might really like it and even think about buying one for yourself. (The only downside is that they can be quite expensive.)




I've heard that about running as well.  We have an elliptical in our building, but I can't use it because my body is wonky.  So I hop on the treadmill and power walk up a slight incline.


I have been forced to start cardiac rehab again. I do the nu step. I started out with ten minutes and have worked myself up to 35.
My weight shot up 8 lbs in one week. I was poked and prodded and generally tested for eveything, but to no avail. I have since lost again about 12 lbs in the course of a month. They started me on Lasix and potassium. Plus a new med for my diabetes.
So Since June 3 I have quit smoking, gained and now lost weight. Been in the hospital twice for my heart or at least that is what they thought.
Turns out my chest pain was stress related, but with my (cardiac history 3x bypass pacemaker), no one takes any chances.
My rehab nurse said I could very likely be salt sensitive. I don't use salt, but have taken to checking sodium and high fructose corn syrup contents on the things I buy. Hopefully this is helping. And increasing my veggie consumption, to something other than corn.
Before I had all these health issues 18 mos ago, I thought I maintained a sensible diet not a lot of sugar or fat.
Turns out my cardiac issues are genetic abnormally small arteries around my heart and of course years of smoking didn't help.
Swim if you have access to a pool. Its great exercise and low impact on the joints and so forth.
There are some really good sugar free fat free ice creams out there. One is Breyers and the other is Blue Bell.
But be careful with sugar free candy to much can lead to lots of time in the bathroom.


What is nu step? :)

Tomorrow I'm going to post a recipe for lowfat, low calorie chocolate chip cookies.  I think I've posted it before, but I don't feel like looking for it. :D  They are really good (better than Tollhouse, in fact), and a lot easier on the waistline. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/25/08 at 9:29 pm


I just drink lots of water to stay hydrated.  It also keeps me from drinking the pop if we have it in the house.  I'm not sure about the milk claims, although it is good to drink skim milk for the benefit of your bones.

It happens.  I had a week like that when I hurt my leg.  I got pretty down and just wanted to chow down on whatever I found.  It sucks. :P

Walk.  Just walk.  Get yourself a good pair of shoes and walk a lot.  If you get too bored, invest in an MP3 player and load up on music.  That is one of my main forms of exercise.  You won't see results right away, but your body will feel that you're making the effort. :)

I've heard that about running as well.  We have an elliptical in our building, but I can't use it because my body is wonky.  So I hop on the treadmill and power walk up a slight incline.

What is nu step? :)

Tomorrow I'm going to post a recipe for lowfat, low calorie chocolate chip cookies.  I think I've posted it before, but I don't feel like looking for it. :D  They are really good (better than Tollhouse, in fact), and a lot easier on the waistline. :)

Its a machine that you sit at and work your arms and legs. It has pedals that are like a stair master and arms that you work back and forth.
You can set the difficulty from 1 to 10. If you have a book or T.V. to watch the time flies by.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: whistledog on 08/25/08 at 10:22 pm

I said this once before, and it bears repeating:

"You're not fat.  Everyone around you is dangerously anorexic"

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/25/08 at 10:26 pm


I said this once before, and it bears repeating:

"You're not fat.  Everyone around you is dangerously anorexic"




YEAH!!!!  >:(


;D





Jess here's a pic of NuStep

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/nustep1.jpg


I totally want one. I used one when I was first in rehab for my back...

no offense meant to Deb by the following statement!


I want one because it seems like the perfect lazy man's work out....

it is by no means easy- you do get a workout but the lazy person in me loves the idea of sitting while working out!!!  ;D



Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/25/08 at 10:30 pm




YEAH!!!!  >:(


;D





Jess here's a pic of NuStep

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa235/snozberries44/nustep1.jpg


I totally want one. I used one when I was first in rehab for my back...

no offense meant to Deb by the following statement!


I want one because it seems like the perfect lazy man's work out....

it is by no means easy- you do get a workout but the lazy person in me loves the idea of sitting while working out!!!  ;D




yep thats it, no offense taken I have to be very cautious with my heart. But I can't do the treadmill, far to uncoordinated. I end up like George Jetson walking Astro..LOL

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/25/08 at 10:36 pm


yep thats it, no offense taken I have to be very cautious with my heart. But I can't do the treadmill, far to uncoordinated. I end up like George Jetson walking Astro..LOL



;D


yeah I just didn't want you to think I was making light of it.

When I first started Rehab I could barely walk it was so bad so that NuStep and I became close friends.

Now that I can walk I have days where I wish I could just sit and work out because walking takes way too much effort.

I was telling Cat the ellipticals are great but the one I have still kicks my arse... its a cheapo and that may have something to do with it.

When I first started I could barely last 2 minutes but I worked my way up to getting through one song Yeah -Usher O0

Now I can do 10 minutes but only feel good for the first 7.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/25/08 at 10:50 pm


I said this once before, and it bears repeating:

"You're not fat.  Everyone around you is dangerously anorexic"


Which I used as my headline on MySpace for a long time.  I think it's time to change it back to that. ;D

That NuStep looks fun!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 08/25/08 at 10:51 pm

Jess......

I still need to reply to a message you sent me 8)

When we moved I became so stressed out that I lost a bunch of weight, I was under by about 12lbs. So in an effort to put some meat back on my bones, I started eating healthier, carb foods with so-called antioxidants. Broccoli, carrots, long grain brown rice etc. and doing it in moderation. I tried to do it right, hoping they wouldn't turn to starches and fatty sugars. Unfortunately, I ate a little too much and now find myself unhappy with my midrift.

Enter my Wii Fit.

I bought it when it first came out and used it for the first week. We moved, it was packed, any other excuse I can use would work great right here. Anyway, I took it out of the box tonight and fired it up. Good Lord am I in pain right now!!! ;D

I worked out for 30 minutes, my abs hurt, my back hurts, my thighs hurt, my arms hurt, my hips hurt - aw hell.... EVERYTHING HURTS!!! But I can tell that this, combined with my other exercises, is going to help me.

I eat 5 meals a day, smaller portions so that my tummy is always digesting and my metabolism stays up. Breakfast is the key for me. If I eat breakfast, it starts me out on a dietary track that allows me to eat the 5 meals, because my tummy is always talking to me. Smaller portions: breakfast is oatmeal and toast, snack one is something like yogurt or cheese strings, lunch, a single sandwich with/without condiments (I love my miracle whip light and mustard though), snack 2 is a small bag of 94% fat free microwave popcorn, barely a personal size, then dinner which has meat, veggies and either a little bit of rice or potatoes. If I find I am hungry later on in the evening then I will have more popcorn or falter and eat some potato chips. Not good really but moderation is the key.

Of course, y'all know that I have The Son and Big Nasty to feed as well, so I don't always follow this every single day as I should. It's hard when I know what I am making for dinner to not eat a lot of it. And when it tastes soooooooooooooooooooooo good - it just isn't fair!

We recently all got new mountain bikes, so The Son and I are going to try and get out every day on them, even if it only means in the neighborhood. As well, I am going to try and start walking every day. I can't promise this will happen, especially when the snow flies because I have forgotten how cold it just might get up here!

To those who are battling with their exercising and diets, my heart goes out to you and I will keep you in my prayers. There is nothing harder I find then trying to lose or maintain weight. I do truly understand. Remember: I am a Pepsi-holic.... it is hard for me to just put down the Pepsi and say no.

Tam 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 08/26/08 at 8:25 am


Walk.  Just walk.  Get yourself a good pair of shoes and walk a lot.  If you get too bored, invest in an MP3 player and load up on music.  That is one of my main forms of exercise.  You won't see results right away, but your body will feel that you're making the effort. :)

This is great advice as a way to start. I had a friend visit from America for 3 weeks and we travelled around the U.K and even went over to Paris for a few days. In Europe we walk a lot more than you do in America and so she had no choice but to walk everywhere. To be blunt she was very, very overweight but after just 3 weeks she was noticably thinner. Even if it's just a case of leaving the car at home to go the shops, or parking a small distance away from where you work and walking the rest of the way anything helps. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 08/26/08 at 9:39 am


Walk.  Just walk.  Get yourself a good pair of shoes and walk a lot.  If you get too bored, invest in an MP3 player and load up on music.  That is one of my main forms of exercise.  You won't see results right away, but your body will feel that you're making the effort. :)



I have a route set up to walk home after I drop the short one off at the bus stop.  It is about a half mile, but I figure it is a good start.  I have an elliptical, but I can only do a couple of minutes at a time that sucker is hell on my knees.  I figure I can work up to more time.  It is a great workout, that's for sure.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/26/08 at 10:46 am

Yesterday, I was thinking of something that I can do that would be low impact and also the fact that I am lazy. I came up with the perfect solution:

http://www.pycfitness.com/admin/uploadpic/20075159304639003.jpg

I figured I could use this as I am sitting here typing away or watching t.v. etc. etc. I could get one for under $20 so if I get too lazy again, I won't have this expensive thing collecting dust (just an inexpensive thing collecting dust  :D ;D ;D ). 

I showed it to Carlos. He didn't seem too enthused. He said, "Don't you have exercise equipment that you don't use?" Um..no. So, his reaction has discouraged me from getting it.

However, last night, I was pounding my stomach saying that I was fat. He asked, "Compared to what?" I said, "Last year." He couldn't argue with that. Of course he was comparing me to ex-wife who we just saw the other day. 



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/26/08 at 1:27 pm

On nice sunny days I walk to my bus stop and I time myself,25-30 minutes and 15-20 minutes the next so all together,about 45-50 minutes and I burn off a lot of calories.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/26/08 at 11:10 pm


On nice sunny days I walk to my bus stop and I time myself,25-30 minutes and 15-20 minutes the next so all together,about 45-50 minutes and I burn off a lot of calories.



um how do you get to the bus stop on non sunny days?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/27/08 at 6:25 am



um how do you get to the bus stop on non sunny days?


I take the bus when it rains or snows or inclement weather.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: NbC on 08/27/08 at 11:31 am


I take the bus when it rains or snows or inclement weather.


I just have to ask.  You take the bus to get to a bus?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/27/08 at 1:15 pm


I just have to ask.  You take the bus to get to a bus?


thank you..... that's what I was getting at!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/27/08 at 4:18 pm


I just have to ask.  You take the bus to get to a bus?


If it rains,I take 2 buses,the Q88 to The N24 and that takes me right across the street from Pathmark.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/27/08 at 9:41 pm

For those with a sweet tooth....

LOWFAT, LOW CALORIE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Makes between 3-4 dozen, depending on how big of a spoonful you drop.  I usually get about 3 dozen.  I've figured out fat grams for it, but not calories.  If you actually get four dozen out of them, it is about 2.1 grams of fat per cookie.  Three dozen will be about 2.8 grams of fat.  This is ONLY if you use Brummel and Brown yogurt spread.  It tastes like butter, but it has less vegetable oil than margarine and only 5 grams of fat per tablespoon, so your fat grams will vary if you use a different margarine/butter/spread.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla (and a few drops over)
2 egg whites
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips (I use Tollhouse, obviously :D)

Cream butter and sugars until blended.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Sift flour together with baking soda and salt, then add to butter/sugar/vanilla mixture.  Mix well.  Add chocolate chips and stir.  Drop by teaspoonfuls (this will probably get you four dozen) or tablespoons (this will get you about three dozen) on to ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-15 minutes (this is an estimate because ovens vary).

Enjoy, and don't do like I do and eat them all at once. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/28/08 at 12:15 am

I just found this thread.

Water seems to help, as does some forms of exercise.
I have been restricted in my diet to essentially fish, fowl, fruits & veggies (no starches), and liquids.

One thing I have found that helps me is if you have some broth lying around the fridge, you can throw whatever meat or viggies into it, and it helps curb the appetite & flush fat- 2 birds with 1 stone.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/28/08 at 6:48 am

Water seems to help, as does some forms of exercise.


I drink water too and I try to cut down on coffee and colas.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/28/08 at 9:25 am

I've been exercising again...it feels really good to get back into the swing of things. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/28/08 at 11:29 am


I've been exercising again...it feels really good to get back into the swing of things. :)


So, you're swingin', eh?  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 08/28/08 at 1:00 pm

I've lost 34 lbs since January.  I stopped the stress eating and raised my metabolism.  I walk almost everywhere.  I think my biggest thing now is the slight panic attacks whenever I'm eating over at a friends house or whenever I really have no control over what I eat without seeming impolite.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/28/08 at 7:11 pm

I've been eating more hoagies and Subway,instead of TV Dinners.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/28/08 at 8:37 pm


So, you're swingin', eh?  ;D



if ya wanna call it that. ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/28/08 at 11:27 pm



I cheated and had McDonald's today  :-[  (but I ate less than I normally would have before losing weight)


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/29/08 at 7:13 am



I cheated and had McDonald's today  :-[  (but I ate less than I normally would have before losing weight)





Breakfast or Lunch? ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/29/08 at 11:04 am


Breakfast or Lunch? ???


it was an early dinner.... and I managed not to eat anything else.... I don't think I did too much damage I had a small breakfast and small lunch both meals combined totaled just under 500 calories. I had a hamburger and large fries so I was still within 2000 cals (maybe just slightly over it was actually a double cheeseburger w/o cheese because I'm allergic to cheese)


edited to add: I just checked the nutrition facts on the McD's website... my meal totaled 950 calories..less actually because I didn't hav the cheese... so no real damage done.... just got on the scale I'm down 1 more pound.  (probably would've been two if I hadn't slipped ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/29/08 at 11:14 am


it was an early dinner.... and I managed not to eat anything else.... I don't think I did too much damage I had a small breakfast and small lunch both meals combined totaled just under 500 calories. I had a hamburger and large fries so I was still within 2000 cals (maybe just slightly over it was actually a double cheeseburger w/o cheese because I'm allergic to cheese)


edited to add: I just checked the nutrition facts on the McD's website... my meal totaled 950 calories..less actually because I didn't hav the cheese... so no real damage done.... just got on the scale I'm down 1 more pound.  (probably would've been two if I hadn't slipped ;D


I wouldn't consider it a slip up.  One of the fundamental rules of changing your eating habits is to not deprive yourself if you are craving something or else you'll wind up eating more of it than you should. :)  So I wouldn't worry about it.  I'm craving chicken nachos (actually, I'm craving cheese), so I'm going to make them for dinner tonight.

You're allergic to cheese? :o

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/29/08 at 11:45 am

I am trying something new-I am eating almost every 2 hours. Had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast. Now, I'm eating a small thing of yogurt (only 90 calories).  I will have my usually microwaveable lunch in about 2 more hours (under 300 calories). 2 hours after that, I will have a granola bar (about 110 calories), then dinner. Probably some fruit after dinner. I started this a few days ago. I don't know if it is possible but when I stepped on the scale this morning, it did say I was down 5 lbs.  :o :o :o Could this be the "fast off" I had been waiting for?  I'll let you know this goes after trying it for a while.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/29/08 at 11:58 am


I wouldn't consider it a slip up.  One of the fundamental rules of changing your eating habits is to not deprive yourself if you are craving something or else you'll wind up eating more of it than you should. :)  So I wouldn't worry about it.  I'm craving chicken nachos (actually, I'm craving cheese), so I'm going to make them for dinner tonight.

You're allergic to cheese? :o


Thx for the support...


I know I get alot of grief for that. I call it an allergy because cheese in almost every form (fettuccine alfredo is about as daring as I can get... and the biscuits from red lobster but only one or two.... )  cheese actually makes me vomit. I think it's a visceral reaction from an experience I had as a kid... the smell of it, the sight of it always makes me ill...

I always laugh when I watch survivor because usually people are tempted by the pizza cheeseburgers and beer.... so I figure I'd always win those challenges  ;D  but if they put spaghetti up there I'm all over it!!!


Because of the way people reacted it was always easier to call it an allergy... don't know what it is so I still call it that...  point is I just don't like cheese!




Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/29/08 at 12:29 pm


I am trying something new-I am eating almost every 2 hours. Had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast. Now, I'm eating a small thing of yogurt (only 90 calories).  I will have my usually microwaveable lunch in about 2 more hours (under 300 calories). 2 hours after that, I will have a granola bar (about 110 calories), then dinner. Probably some fruit after dinner. I started this a few days ago. I don't know if it is possible but when I stepped on the scale this morning, it did say I was down 5 lbs.  :o :o :o Could this be the "fast off" I had been waiting for?  I'll let you know this goes after trying it for a while.



Cat



lol... could be!!! and good for you...

I'm no expert but I learned a couple of things...

one 2000 calories per day...

apparently your metabolism gets used to whatever it is you do to your body so if you eat the same time each day about the same amount of calories...your metabolism regulates (or something) and isn't doing the yo yo thing.... with my schedule its hard but I try to eat at the same time each day.... I tend to eat almost the identical meal several days in row... like an instant oatmeal packet, 2 individual packages of baby carrots I got at costco, one individually wrapped serving of Almonds, usually one of three different lunches and then chicken (broiled) veggies (boiled) for dinner  (or cereal) if I don't have one my lunches or my dinner I replace that meal with a single serve bowl of cereal... its more expensive but I find if I buy the single servings of things I am less likely to eat everything in front of me... usually when I eat out of the box I eat the equivalent to 5 or 6 bowls of cereal!

and if i don't those individually frozen chicken pieces (they come in a bag) I tend to eat all I defrost which could easily be 6 drumsticks... it's an illness this compulsion I have but now that I know how to trick my mind I am doing much better.

I'm a creature of habit so once I get a taste for something I stick with it until I




Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/29/08 at 5:41 pm


I am trying something new-I am eating almost every 2 hours. Had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast. Now, I'm eating a small thing of yogurt (only 90 calories).  I will have my usually microwaveable lunch in about 2 more hours (under 300 calories). 2 hours after that, I will have a granola bar (about 110 calories), then dinner. Probably some fruit after dinner. I started this a few days ago. I don't know if it is possible but when I stepped on the scale this morning, it did say I was down 5 lbs.  :o :o :o Could this be the "fast off" I had been waiting for?  I'll let you know this goes after trying it for a while.



Cat


It is possible.  A lot of different people have recommended the 4-6 meals a day plan because, like snoz said, it keeps your metabolism on an even keel.  I usually eat breakfast, lunch, a snack, dinner, and dessert.  These past couple of days though I haven't really been hungry.  Not sure why.  Maybe I'm getting sick because it is weird for me not to eat. :D

And congratulations!  Five pounds off is awesome!


Thx for the support...


I know I get alot of grief for that. I call it an allergy because cheese in almost every form (fettuccine alfredo is about as daring as I can get... and the biscuits from red lobster but only one or two.... )  cheese actually makes me vomit. I think it's a visceral reaction from an experience I had as a kid... the smell of it, the sight of it always makes me ill...

I always laugh when I watch survivor because usually people are tempted by the pizza cheeseburgers and beer.... so I figure I'd always win those challenges  ;D  but if they put spaghetti up there I'm all over it!!!


Because of the way people reacted it was always easier to call it an allergy... don't know what it is so I still call it that...  point is I just don't like cheese!







Oooh, the lingering memories vomiting.  I did that with mushrooms.  There was a bug going around at the time, and my dad had made stuffed mushrooms.  Nothing was wrong with those, but the fact that we had eaten them the night I developed the puke bug just turned me off of them for about six years.  It also happened back in '06, right before we moved out here.  Rice and I had eaten pizza, then Jason gave us his bug.  I didn't eat pizza for months and still can't eat barbecue chicken pizza to this day. 8-P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/29/08 at 7:23 pm


it was an early dinner.... and I managed not to eat anything else.... I don't think I did too much damage I had a small breakfast and small lunch both meals combined totaled just under 500 calories. I had a hamburger and large fries so I was still within 2000 cals (maybe just slightly over it was actually a double cheeseburger w/o cheese because I'm allergic to cheese)


edited to add: I just checked the nutrition facts on the McD's website... my meal totaled 950 calories..less actually because I didn't hav the cheese... so no real damage done.... just got on the scale I'm down 1 more pound.  (probably would've been two if I hadn't slipped ;D


Hamburger and Fries?!?!  :o

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/29/08 at 9:54 pm


Hamburger and Fries?!?!  :o


Why is that  :o

It isn't unusual that I'm aware of  >:( ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/30/08 at 5:38 am


Why is that  :o

It isn't unusual that I'm aware of  >:( ???


No not unusual,I used to eat it to but I'm trying to cut down and eat more hoagies and Subway.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/30/08 at 6:30 am


No not unusual,I used to eat it to but I'm trying to cut down and eat more hoagies and Subway.


Depending on which ones you get, it can be just as caloric as hamburger and fries http://www.subway.com/applications/NutritionInfo/nutritionlist.aspx?id=sandwich

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/30/08 at 1:56 pm


Depending on which ones you get, it can be just as caloric as hamburger and fries http://www.subway.com/applications/NutritionInfo/nutritionlist.aspx?id=sandwich


You aren't kidding... who knew a McD's double hamburger is healthier than a Subway tuna sub?  :o

 
FOOD                      CAL  FAT  sat fat  Trans  chlorestoral      sodium carbs  protein
Double Hamburger* 340  15  6      1    55              680  31  20
Tuna 6 inch sub      530  31    7    .5      45            1010  44  22 


*I was able to calculate it without the cheese! I love McD's nutritional counter though the sodium levels are frightening! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/30/08 at 2:10 pm


You aren't kidding... who knew a McD's double hamburger is healthier than a Subway tuna sub?   :o

   
FOOD                      CAL  FAT  sat fat   Trans  chlorestoral      sodium carbs  protein
Double Hamburger* 340  15  6      1       55               680  31  20
Tuna 6 inch sub       530  31     7     .5      45             1010  44  22 


*I was able to calculate it without the cheese! I love McD's nutritional counter though the sodium levels are frightening!   





Why does everyone have to pour the salt on by the buckets full. I'm one of these strange people that I don't like a lot of salt-in fact when I have too much sodium, I get super thirsty and just can't stop drinking-then I get bloated, etc. etc. I am STILL trying to train Carlos to leave the salt off when he is cooking.  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 08/30/08 at 2:15 pm



Why does everyone have to pour the salt on by the buckets full. I'm one of these strange people that I don't like a lot of salt-in fact when I have too much sodium, I get super thirsty and just can't stop drinking-then I get bloated, etc. etc. I am STILL trying to train Carlos to leave the salt off when he is cooking.  ;)



Cat


I am not a big salt fan either.  I season a little when I cook and that is it.  Even then it is more garlic than anything.  My family thinks I am an alien, they all pour on the salt. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/30/08 at 2:25 pm

I think I've been putting salt on just about everything including the salads I have,don't know why but to me it tastes better with it than without it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/30/08 at 4:35 pm



Why does everyone have to pour the salt on by the buckets full. I'm one of these strange people that I don't like a lot of salt-in fact when I have too much sodium, I get super thirsty and just can't stop drinking-then I get bloated, etc. etc. I am STILL trying to train Carlos to leave the salt off when he is cooking.  ;)



Cat


I actually love salt but I never would have guessed that there was that much in the McD's burgers (fries http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q382/saldania_photos/lobert_17/smiley_yummy.gif yes)  but I barely notice the salt in the other foods... guess I must have built up a tolerance since Ive been eating it for so long.


I use an online food journal to keep track of my calories and my daily allotment of sodium is like 25 so with the burger and fries I was 40x over my daily allowance....AT ONE MEAL!

Funny the large fry has a sodium  count and 350 and it was 680 for my double burger.... so the burger had nearly twice as much sodium as the salty fries!  ::)

 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 08/31/08 at 7:02 am

On Sundays when I have an early shift,I head off to Burger King to have a Croissant Sandwich with Egg,Cheese,Sausage and Bacon with tater tots and coffee,I know that's bad for me but I'm hungry. :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/03/08 at 3:45 pm

Hey all!

I found this today on Yahoo!

http://food.yahoo.com/blog/hungrygirl/22863/9-fat-burning-eating-tips

It's from Hungry Girl and it tells about foods that help to burn fat! Some I never knew to be true!
Let's keep striving!!! We are doing great even if we don't think so!!!

Tam 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 09/03/08 at 4:13 pm


Hey all!

I found this today on Yahoo!

http://food.yahoo.com/blog/hungrygirl/22863/9-fat-burning-eating-tips

It's from Hungry Girl and it tells about foods that help to burn fat! Some I never knew to be true!
Let's keep striving!!! We are doing great even if we don't think so!!!

Tam 8)


I knew about the protein and dairy, but didn't about the others.  I'm gonna go get me some green tea now... 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/03/08 at 6:50 pm

Today for lunch I had a Hoagie (Tuna),Snapple Iced Tea,Chips and Cottage Cheese.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/03/08 at 11:39 pm


Today for lunch I had a Hoagie (Tuna),Snapple Iced Tea,Chips and Cottage Cheese.


Howard!!!!!

When you post the awesome stuff you had for lunch or dinner or breakfast.... I wanna pull my hair out! :o
It is great that you are eating as much as you do, and that you can and don't have to worry too much about it, but the rest of us (myself particularily) get jealous over what you have ate!!! I wish I could eat what you do every day!!!

Now I will go back to my glass of water... :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/04/08 at 5:05 am


Howard!!!!!

When you post the awesome stuff you had for lunch or dinner or breakfast.... I wanna pull my hair out! :o
It is great that you are eating as much as you do, and that you can and don't have to worry too much about it, but the rest of us (myself particularily) get jealous over what you have ate!!! I wish I could eat what you do every day!!!

Now I will go back to my glass of water... :(



lol...

great site Tam.

Gotta get me some of that oatmeal!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/04/08 at 6:52 am


Howard!!!!!

When you post the awesome stuff you had for lunch or dinner or breakfast.... I wanna pull my hair out! :o
It is great that you are eating as much as you do, and that you can and don't have to worry too much about it, but the rest of us (myself particularily) get jealous over what you have ate!!! I wish I could eat what you do every day!!!

Now I will go back to my glass of water... :(


I'm trying to eat as healthy as possible,I don't want to wind up looking like my Fat Father who's way overweight.I'm the only one in the family that's pretty skinny and active.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/04/08 at 8:39 am


I just found this thread.

Water seems to help, as does some forms of exercise.
I have been restricted in my diet to essentially fish, fowl, fruits & veggies (no starches), and liquids.

One thing I have found that helps me is if you have some broth lying around the fridge, you can throw whatever meat or viggies into it, and it helps curb the appetite & flush fat- 2 birds with 1 stone.


Consuming one 16oz glass of ice water burns 350 calories. It takes that much to bring your body temp back up.
I always make sure I drink ice water with every meal and alot during the day

We just had education at Cardiac rehab yesterday, and they recommend 60 mins of exercise a day. gradually worked up to of course.
and do warm ups before and cool down afterwards. Seems the Heart doesn't like sudden exertion or stopping suddenly.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/04/08 at 9:41 am

I didn't think I had THAT much to eat yesterday but it seems all the weight that I lost within the last week I gained back again.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/04/08 at 10:22 am


I didn't think I had THAT much to eat yesterday but it seems all the weight that I lost within the last week I gained back again.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat


Don't let it bring you down, it might just be water  retention.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/04/08 at 10:53 am


I'm trying to eat as healthy as possible,I don't want to wind up looking like my Fat Father who's way overweight.I'm the only one in the family that's pretty skinny and active.


I know you are, but it still makes me jealous! ;D
Keep up the good work Howard, and definitely keep on exercising!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/04/08 at 10:55 am


I didn't think I had THAT much to eat yesterday but it seems all the weight that I lost within the last week I gained back again.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat


Don't forget Cat, when you eat it turns into other things ::) and it could just be that you have to go booboo, or you have gas build up, or water retention like greenjello said. A lot of things are factored into it, so try not to worry too much. You will probably see the loss again later tonight or tomorrow. It sucks, but thats how it works sometimes! ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: thereshegoes on 09/04/08 at 10:55 am

Eating healthy to gain weight. Any tips? :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/04/08 at 12:22 pm


Eating healthy to gain weight. Any tips? :-\\


I think that's an oxy moron....  ;D 

I don't know carbo loading maybe?

I mean I can tell you how to gain weight but there was nothing healthy about the way I did....except maybe the eating.

I did lots and lots of healthy eating

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/04/08 at 1:12 pm


Eating healthy to gain weight. Any tips? :-\\


I just did this myself Isabel!!!

Lots of tuna and brocolli, semi-high carb vegetables and high protein meats.
Peanuts of any kind are good as well as long as eaten in moderation.
oOo and long grain brown rice is good in small doses too.

I was down to 126 and looked horrible. My face sunk in a bit and you could count every rib. (Stress from moving and such did this to me) So now I am back up to 135 and I am trying to maintain and tone. I keep on eating 5 smaller portioned meals a day, and work out at minimum 30 mins. 4 times a week.

Let me get back to you on everything I ate, gonna take a bit for me to remember everything! lol

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/04/08 at 2:05 pm


I just did this myself Isabel!!!

Lots of tuna and brocolli, semi-high carb vegetables and high protein meats.
Peanuts of any kind are good as well as long as eaten in moderation.
oOo and long grain brown rice is good in small doses too.

I was down to 126 and looked horrible. My face sunk in a bit and you could count every rib. (Stress from moving and such did this to me) So now I am back up to 135 and I am trying to maintain and tone. I keep on eating 5 smaller portioned meals a day, and work out at minimum 30 mins. 4 times a week.

Let me get back to you on everything I ate, gonna take a bit for me to remember everything! lol



I know eating to gain weight is my fantasy. But by the same token I know it is just as hard to gain weight for some as it is to lose it.
Maybe a high carb trail mix with lots of nuts, and fruit might help.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/04/08 at 3:31 pm


I know you are, but it still makes me jealous! ;D
Keep up the good work Howard, and definitely keep on exercising!


Hey Tam at least I'm not sitting by my computer all day playing Hearts ad listening to Doo-Wop all day,I'm out and about,at work collecting carts and coming home,shower and relaxing for the day.That's basically what I do.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Paul on 09/04/08 at 3:35 pm

I'd be the perfect weight if I were 8 foot 4 inches tall!  :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/04/08 at 3:50 pm


Don't let it bring you down, it might just be water  retention.



Yeah, that's it, water retention.


Don't forget Cat, when you eat it turns into other things ::) and it could just be that you have to go booboo, or you have gas build up, or water retention like greenjello said. A lot of things are factored into it, so try not to worry too much. You will probably see the loss again later tonight or tomorrow. It sucks, but thats how it works sometimes! ;)



Well, yesterday & today I was totally off  this "experiment" that I have been trying. So, tomorrow I get back on it. It seemed to be working and then this set back. I will see if works again after I get back on it.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/04/08 at 3:59 pm


I'd be the perfect weight if I were 8 foot 4 inches tall!  :P


Don't you think that's a little too tall? ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/04/08 at 4:20 pm




Well, yesterday & today I was totally off  this "experiment" that I have been trying. So, tomorrow I get back on it. It seemed to be working and then this set back. I will see if works again after I get back on it.



Cat


do tell....or pm me.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/04/08 at 4:22 pm



shoot I forgot to say that yesterday I had to go talk to that ass of a TA I have. he's on the 6th floor and I walked the stairs  both ways...

Today I had to do it again and I managed to sprint up to the 4th floor....felt like I was dying for the 5th and 6th floors but running up four flights of stairs rocked!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/04/08 at 4:42 pm


do tell....or pm me.



I already did. Cheerios about 10. Yogurt or cottage cheese at noon. Microwave lunch at 2. Granola bar at 4. Dinner and then fruit or something "sinful"  ;) for dessert.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/04/08 at 4:46 pm



I already did. Cheerios about 10. Yogurt or cottage cheese at noon. Microwave lunch at 2. Granola bar at 4. Dinner and then fruit or something "sinful"  ;) for dessert.



Cat


oh yeah I forgot

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/alyssa702/space-cadet.jpg  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/05/08 at 6:01 am

I'm trying to cut down on TV Dinners and trying to eat more hoagies and Subway here and there,I'm in such great shape,pretty healthy,have no diabetes,good height/weight,good cholestorol,good blood pressure,should live for a long time.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/05/08 at 6:46 am



good for you Howard...

as for me I just got back from a walk. My first around the neighborhood since starting classes 8/4/08 

Before the classes I could barely make the mile walk. Tonight I did it no prob and was barely out of breathe when I finished....though I felt it in my back because half a mile of the walk is up hill.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/05/08 at 10:45 am



good for you Howard...

as for me I just got back from a walk. My first around the neighborhood since starting classes 8/4/08 

Before the classes I could barely make the mile walk. Tonight I did it no prob and was barely out of breathe when I finished....though I felt it in my back because half a mile of the walk is up hill.  ;D


That is so awesome Snoz!!! I am so happy for you!
Keep it up and in no time the pain in your back will subside!!
I need to go walking now, I am so pumped up on your achievement!!! 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 09/05/08 at 3:13 pm

I've found that cutting sodas and most sweets out of my diet has really helped me lose weight...

I do need to get back into walking, though...I had started it up again a few weeks ago, but it's been so bloody hot lately that I just haven't been able to get myself to go out... :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/05/08 at 3:16 pm



good for you Howard...

as for me I just got back from a walk. My first around the neighborhood since starting classes 8/4/08 

Before the classes I could barely make the mile walk. Tonight I did it no prob and was barely out of breathe when I finished....though I felt it in my back because half a mile of the walk is up hill.  ;D


How much walking altogether Snoz? ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/11/08 at 3:43 pm


How much walking altogether Snoz? ???


That night I did a mile Howard because its a mile around this neighborhood. but most of it's up hill so I like to call it a mile and half  ;D


On class days I average somewhere between  2 - 3.5 miles a day. That's 4 days a week for the last 6 weeks. Today is my last day of class.

On Monday I actually walked 5.7 miles. It was a good day for me. I've gotta figure out how to keep it up now that my classes will be over in about 3 hours...holy crap I have a final in 90 minutes! BYE!~

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/11/08 at 3:46 pm




Oops I forgot to tell ya'll....



I HAD TWINS!!!! ;D
























alright I didn't really  ::)  but I lost 18 lbs.....same dif!  :D



Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/11/08 at 4:20 pm




Oops I forgot to tell ya'll....



I HAD TWINS!!!! ;D
























alright I didn't really  ::)  but I lost 18 lbs.....same dif!  :D







YAY!!!! WTG!  Unfortunately, I gained back those 5 lbs that I lost last week.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/11/08 at 6:46 pm

Today for lunch I had an Italian Hoagie with a Snapple.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/11/08 at 7:02 pm



YAY!!!! WTG!  Unfortunately, I gained back those 5 lbs that I lost last week.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat



sorry I meant to send you love not weight....  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/11/08 at 7:05 pm



sorry I meant to send you love not weight....   ;D



How about sending her karma instead.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/12/08 at 12:35 am



How about sending her karma instead.


Can't gotta wait a few more hours.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/12/08 at 7:03 am

I don't know what type of hoagie I'll have for lunch today that's healthy but I could either have a Ham And Cheese,Italian,Shrimp Salad,Turkey And Cheese or Tuna.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/12/08 at 12:38 pm


Can't gotta wait a few more hours.



I sent you some karma.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/12/08 at 12:57 pm



I sent you some karma.



Cat


I sent you some more weight I mean karma!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 09/12/08 at 12:57 pm


I don't know what type of hoagie I'll have for lunch today that's healthy but I could either have a Ham And Cheese,Italian,Shrimp Salad,Turkey And Cheese or Tuna.


Turkey, try and skip the mayo.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 09/12/08 at 2:30 pm

I went to Curves gym on Wednesday and again today.  I haven't been all summer so it was tough to get going again.

Next week I will try and go three times (like you are supposed to!) and also do an arms and abs class.  I've also booked in for a weigh and measure next Friday.  I was last officially weighed in October '07 so it will be interesting to see what my weight is now.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/12/08 at 6:48 pm


Turkey, try and skip the mayo.


I had the Italian Sub with Cheetos,Snapple and Cottage Cheese Doubles(the one with the fruit filling next to it.)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/13/08 at 1:25 am


I went to Curves gym on Wednesday and again today.  I haven't been all summer so it was tough to get going again.

Next week I will try and go three times (like you are supposed to!) and also do an arms and abs class.  I've also booked in for a weigh and measure next Friday.  I was last officially weighed in October '07 so it will be interesting to see what my weight is now.


how is it... I've been thinking about it but still not ready to face a group of people yet.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/13/08 at 5:48 am

Today I might have the Shrimp Salad Sandwich or The Tuna Sub,haven't had those in quite a while.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 09/13/08 at 12:48 pm


how is it... I've been thinking about it but still not ready to face a group of people yet.


Thinking about joining Curves?

I really like it.  I don't know what your local one is like but at mine sometimes I am the only person in there.  And the users come in all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.  At the one I use there are some very fit ladies but they are not at all judgemental.  We just have a laugh together.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 09/19/08 at 9:24 pm

I went into today to be weighed and measured.  I was last checked in May.  Since then I have lost a whole pound!  Actually Ina (the lady measuring me) said she thought that was good given I had two months off over the summer without any gym time.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/19/08 at 9:57 pm


I went into today to be weighed and measured.  I was last checked in May.  Since then I have lost a whole pound!  Actually Ina (the lady measuring me) said she thought that was good given I had two months off over the summer without any gym time.


I second Ina. Two months without going to the gym and you didn't gain weight! Woo Hoo O0 (and Karma)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: lorac61469 on 09/20/08 at 12:53 am

I've lost about 10-15 pounds.  I've given up fast food and the weight has come off.  I guess stress has also helped  :D

I really need to tone-up...especially the tummy area.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/20/08 at 7:10 am


I've lost about 10-15 pounds.  I've given up fast food and the weight has come off.  I guess stress has also helped   :D

I really need to tone-up...especially the tummy area.



Congratulations Carol on your weight loss. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/21/08 at 11:06 am


I've lost about 10-15 pounds.  I've given up fast food and the weight has come off.  I guess stress has also helped   :D

I really need to tone-up...especially the tummy area.


I need to start walking again. now that classes are over I took a break and gained a pound back  ;D but it was only a pound so I'm not stressed yet.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 09/21/08 at 1:27 pm


I had the Italian Sub with Cheetos,Snapple and Cottage Cheese Doubles(the one with the fruit filling next to it.)


Cheetos don't help your situation any.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/21/08 at 4:51 pm


Cheetos don't help your situation any.


Well I was hungry,it was either Cheetos or Doritos.

What other side dish should I have besides Chips? ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 09/21/08 at 8:58 pm

This is what I get for eating crap food.

So I've been craving a bacon cheeseburger for a few days.  Yesterday we go to Buffalo Wild Wings (because Rice doesn't like hamburgers) and I get their bacon cheeseburger.  Maybe I've become a snob since I started reading A Hamburger Today, but this was the most dried out and flavorless piece of crap that I've ever had.  The hamburger patty was a decent size and looked like it wasn't a preformed pre-frozen deal, but it was DRY.  Super dry.  They must have grilled this thing until it stopped screaming or something.  The cheese was on there, but just a tiny slice, which added nothing to the burger.  The bacon was okay, crispy and slightly burnt (the way I like).  The bun was too big for the patty and tasted like it was stale.  I still ate it though, because for $7.99 I wasn't going to waste it.  So I'm out $8 and about 400 calories.  I should've gone to Steak n Shake. ;D

Moral of the story: stick to the buffalo wings AT Buffalo Wild Wings.  Oh, and only treat yourself with stuff that you know is good.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/22/08 at 12:04 am


This is what I get for eating crap food.

So I've been craving a bacon cheeseburger for a few days.  Yesterday we go to Buffalo Wild Wings (because Rice doesn't like hamburgers) and I get their bacon cheeseburger.  Maybe I've become a snob since I started reading A Hamburger Today, but this was the most dried out and flavorless piece of crap that I've ever had.  The hamburger patty was a decent size and looked like it wasn't a preformed pre-frozen deal, but it was DRY.  Super dry.  They must have grilled this thing until it stopped screaming or something.  The cheese was on there, but just a tiny slice, which added nothing to the burger.  The bacon was okay, crispy and slightly burnt (the way I like).  The bun was too big for the patty and tasted like it was stale.  I still ate it though, because for $7.99 I wasn't going to waste it.  So I'm out $8 and about 400 calories.  I should've gone to Steak n Shake. ;D

Moral of the story: stick to the buffalo wings AT Buffalo Wild Wings.  Oh, and only treat yourself with stuff that you know is good.



Yeah I have a very strict rule....

Don't order tacos at jack in the box, and don't order beef in a chicken joint  ;D

Sorry the burger didn't satisfy your craving. Come to SB...we have 'em good here.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 09/22/08 at 12:15 pm


This is what I get for eating crap food.

So I've been craving a bacon cheeseburger for a few days.  Yesterday we go to Buffalo Wild Wings (because Rice doesn't like hamburgers) and I get their bacon cheeseburger.  Maybe I've become a snob since I started reading A Hamburger Today, but this was the most dried out and flavorless piece of crap that I've ever had.  The hamburger patty was a decent size and looked like it wasn't a preformed pre-frozen deal, but it was DRY.  Super dry.  They must have grilled this thing until it stopped screaming or something.  The cheese was on there, but just a tiny slice, which added nothing to the burger.  The bacon was okay, crispy and slightly burnt (the way I like).  The bun was too big for the patty and tasted like it was stale.  I still ate it though, because for $7.99 I wasn't going to waste it.  So I'm out $8 and about 400 calories.  I should've gone to Steak n Shake. ;D

Moral of the story: stick to the buffalo wings AT Buffalo Wild Wings.  Oh, and only treat yourself with stuff that you know is good.


Usually when you start reading about food or watching the Food Network it means on some deep level your mind feels you're depriving yourself.  I'm sorry about the slightly disappointing hamburger.  Kind of reminds me of that one time when I had some really disgusting chicken salad.  Totally ruined my chicken salad euphoria. :\'(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/22/08 at 4:26 pm

Today for lunch I had an Italian Panini with a Snapple.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/29/08 at 11:54 pm

Here's a recipe for Meatloaf - but not a high calorie, high carb version.
We tried it a few nights ago and I absolutely fell in love with it.

Awesomely Awesome Meatloaf

2 lbs. lean ground turkey
2 pkgs. (6 oz ea.) Stove top Whole Wheat stuffing mix
2 cups water
2 tbsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 cups favorite light bbq sauce
1 1/2 cups light cheese (I used mozzarella) ;)

Heat oven to 375F.
Mix meat, stuffing mix, 1 cup water and garlic powder.
Mold into a long bread shaped mound on cookie sheet or place in a bread pan. (Lightly sprayed with cooking spray)
Make an indentation down the center of the mound.
Fill indentation with bbq sauce.
Bake for 30-40 mins or until cooked through (160F)
Top with cheese, bake an additional 5 mins more or until cheese melts.

Enjoy!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/08 at 12:04 am

^ you had me right up until I saw cheese  ;D

wish I had an oven tho!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/30/08 at 12:05 am


^ you had me right up until I saw cheese  ;D

wish I had an oven tho!

Forget about the cheese Girl!
Add or remove whatever you like!!!
And get a dang oven already!!! Hahahaha! 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/30/08 at 7:20 am


Here's a recipe for Meatloaf - but not a high calorie, high carb version.
We tried it a few nights ago and I absolutely fell in love with it.

Awesomely Awesome Meatloaf

2 lbs. lean ground turkey
2 pkgs. (6 oz ea.) Stove top Whole Wheat stuffing mix
2 cups water
2 tbsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 cups favorite light bbq sauce
1 1/2 cups light cheese (I used mozzarella) ;)

Heat oven to 375F.
Mix meat, stuffing mix, 1 cup water and garlic powder.
Mold into a long bread shaped mound on cookie sheet or place in a bread pan. (Lightly sprayed with cooking spray)
Make an indentation down the center of the mound.
Fill indentation with bbq sauce.
Bake for 30-40 mins or until cooked through (160F)
Top with cheese, bake an additional 5 mins more or until cheese melts.

Enjoy!!!



sounds delicious.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/08 at 12:00 pm

I can't handle meatloaf. My ex used to make it all the time (and it was pretty bad). Now the sight of it (whether it is good or not), just turns my stomach.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/08 at 12:07 pm


I can't handle meatloaf. My ex used to make it all the time (and it was pretty bad). Now the sight of it (whether it is good or not), just turns my stomach.



Cat


Oh there is definitely a difference between meatloaves. Cat I think if you had a good meatloaf you would change your mind.

I used to eat Meatloaf (oops I capitalized it... not the singer the food  ;D )with ketchup  but a few years ago I started eating it with apple sauce. I like it better that way.  Applesauce and mashed potatoes are good too.

and yes I have eaten "Pork Chops & Apple Sauce"  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/30/08 at 12:44 pm

and yes I have eaten "Pork Chops & Apple Sauce".

I love Pork Chops And Apple Sauce. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/08 at 12:52 pm


Oh there is definitely a difference between meatloaves. Cat I think if you had a good meatloaf you would change your mind.

I used to eat Meatloaf (oops I capitalized it... not the singer the food  ;D )with ketchup  but a few years ago I started eating it with apple sauce. I like it better that way.  Applesauce and mashed potatoes are good too.

and yes I have eaten "Pork Chops & Apple Sauce"  ;D



I understand that there is a difference but I just can't stomach to even look at it.


Pork chops & apple sauce? Gee, that's swell.  ;) (Yes, I have eaten it-good combo-just like pork chops and spaghetti sauce. )



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/30/08 at 12:54 pm



I understand that there is a difference but I just can't stomach to even look at it.


Cat


I know where you are coming from Cat! I can't stand the sight of liver, although I have been told that I have never had it certain ways, which apparently I will surely fall in love with.... but I JUST CAN'T DO IT! ;D ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/08 at 12:57 pm


I know where you are coming from Cat! I can't stand the sight of liver, although I have been told that I have never had it certain ways, which apparently I will surely fall in love with.... but I JUST CAN'T DO IT! ;D ;)


oh now liver that's just  8-P 

;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 09/30/08 at 1:14 pm



I understand that there is a difference but I just can't stomach to even look at it.


Pork chops & apple sauce? Gee, that's swell.   ;) (Yes, I have eaten it-good combo-just like pork chops and spaghetti sauce. )



Cat



never tried it before.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/08 at 3:05 pm


oh now liver that's just  8-P   

;D



I happen to like liver-I am more partial to chicken liver than beef liver.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/08 at 7:43 pm



I happen to like liver-I am more partial to chicken liver than beef liver.  :-[



Cat


aw and I used to think such nice things about you  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/30/08 at 11:35 pm

I LOVE meatloaf, but it takes forever to make (bake) because I really like it well done (not pink inside) and I'm just not very patient.


Yeah, you can tell we're all watching our weight, we're all talking about food!  Man just talking about it makes my mouth water.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/08 at 11:48 pm

yeah... I'm making healthy-"er" spaghetti. I use a leaner beef and wheat pasta...oh and I eat out of a salad bowl so I don't eat a friggin' dinner plate (or two) full....

anyone look at  what the box calls a single serving of spaghetti? I guess I was eating for 8 before  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/01/08 at 7:10 am



I happen to like liver-I am more partial to chicken liver than beef liver.  :-[



Cat



Do you like it for a Sunday morning breakfast?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/01/08 at 12:48 pm

Yesterday, I bought more yogurt-and this is something that I don't understand. I usually buy the store's brand (Shaw's) because it is cheaper and I happen to like it. Yesterday, Weight Watcher's brand was on sale so I bought that-but why is that the store brand has fewer calories than Weight Watcher's brand? It is not much less (only 10 calories) but less nevertheless. I don't get that.  :-\\



Do you like it for a Sunday morning breakfast?



I have eaten it for breakfast but not in a long time. Carlos can't stomach any kind of liver so the only time I really have it is when we make a full chicken or turkey-then I get the liver (and the heart  :-[ ).



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 10/01/08 at 3:39 pm


Yesterday, I bought more yogurt-and this is something that I don't understand. I usually buy the store's brand (Shaw's) because it is cheaper and I happen to like it. Yesterday, Weight Watcher's brand was on sale so I bought that-but why is that the store brand has fewer calories than Weight Watcher's brand? It is not much less (only 10 calories) but less nevertheless. I don't get that.  :-\\



Perhaps because the Weight watcher's brand is lower in calories per 100 grammes but the Shaw's yogurt is a smaller pot so you get fewer calories in a potful.

And weight watchers is all about $$$ - people buy it without checking the label and are prepared to believe they are getting something 'better' than supermarket own brand

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/01/08 at 7:32 pm

I'm eating more hoagies than TV dinners now. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 10/01/08 at 7:54 pm

This is my kind of thread (given that I have been dieting on and off since age 12), great idea!!!!  8)

As I shared with some of you, my weight loss program last winter was pretty successful.  The summer program started out successful (I lost 4 pounds the 2 weeks I took care of my dad--can we say "stress" anyone?)  ;) but ended up not so great.  We started a new program a week or so ago.  I lost 3 pounds from my initial weigh in to week 1 weigh in, but of course the program hadn't officially started, so no points for that.  I go to weigh in at 7 tomorrow morning and I'm 99.99% sure I will have gained despite getting up at 5:30 to go walk 1.66 miles the last 2 mornings (I did it after work on Monday) as we had a farewell dinner for a co-worker (whose duties I take over Monda) at Ruby Tuesdays.

Usually I do the whole Lean Cuisine and Smart Ones frozen dinners.  As far as yogurt, I like Wal-Mart's Lite Vanilla.

Best of luck to everyone who is fighting the battle!  You should be proud of yourselves!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/02/08 at 1:54 pm


Perhaps because the Weight watcher's brand is lower in calories per 100 grammes but the Shaw's yogurt is a smaller pot so you get fewer calories in a potful.

And weight watchers is all about $$$ - people buy it without checking the label and are prepared to believe they are getting something 'better' than supermarket own brand



That thought crossed my mind, too but they are exact same size.


Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/02/08 at 3:19 pm



OMG I LOVE THE WII..... what took me so friggin' long to hook it up!!!


I spent about an hour last night on wii sports and about 2 1/2 hours today as well. I have worked up quite the sweat, my arms are gonna be killing me tonight.....and I haven't even got my wii fit hooked up yet. I gotta get this ancient 31 inch TV out of the living room so I have room!

BUT WOO HOO I FOUND A NEW WORKOUT ROUTINE I WILL STICK TO!!!  O0


oh sorry I didn't mean to shout  :-[  WIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/02/08 at 3:32 pm



OMG I LOVE THE WII..... what took me so friggin' long to hook it up!!!


I spent about an hour last night on wii sports and about 2 1/2 hours today as well. I have worked up quite the sweat, my arms are gonna be killing me tonight.....and I haven't even got my wii fit hooked up yet. I gotta get this ancient 31 inch TV out of the living room so I have room!

BUT WOO HOO I FOUND A NEW WORKOUT ROUTINE I WILL STICK TO!!!  O0


oh sorry I didn't mean to shout  :-[  WIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!


What game did you play? ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/02/08 at 4:30 pm


What game did you play? ???


Wii SPorts (5 games)
Boxing (kicked arse)
Golf (+1 was my best score +20 my worst  :-[  ;D )
Baseball (3 runs on my third game... and one home run!  8) )
Wii Bowling (134 is my best score)
Wii Tennis (I totally suck!)

Wii Play (9 games)
Target (I sucked)
Ping Pong (I sucked)
Pool (I sucked)
some other lame games and the best one on the disc is one where my mii rides a bull and knocks down scarecrows. That totally worked out my arms.

Mario Kart (5 races)
1st place in 4 races
5th place in one.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/02/08 at 4:48 pm


Wii SPorts (5 games)
Boxing (kicked arse)
Golf (+1 was my best score +20 my worst  :-[  ;D )
Baseball (3 runs on my third game... and one home run!  8) )
Wii Bowling (134 is my best score)
Wii Tennis (I totally suck!)

Wii Play (9 games)
Target (I sucked)
Ping Pong (I sucked)
Pool (I sucked)
some other lame games and the best one on the disc is one where my mii rides a bull and knocks down scarecrows. That totally worked out my arms.

Mario Kart (5 races)
1st place in 4 races
5th place in one.





What? No Guitar Hero?  ;)  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/02/08 at 4:49 pm



What? No Guitar Hero?  ;)  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat



not yet.... wanna collect a couple bucks from everyone here and buy it for me?  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/02/08 at 5:12 pm



not yet.... wanna collect a couple bucks from everyone here and buy it for me?  ;D



You want me to do all your dirty work for you? If I'm going to collect a couple bucks from everyone here, it won't be for you. It will be for me.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/02/08 at 5:14 pm



You want me to do all your dirty work for you? If I'm going to collect a couple bucks from everyone here, it won't be for you. It will be for me.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


what about that loving, GIVING, spirit people claim you have?  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/02/08 at 5:46 pm


what about that loving, GIVING, spirit people claim you have?  ;D



Well, I could say "blow it out your ear" ala Lois.  ;)  But I'll be nice.  :D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/02/08 at 8:35 pm



Well, I could say "blow it out your ear" ala Lois.  ;)  But I'll be nice.  :D ;D ;D



Cat


;D



Back on Topic.

I just plugged in my Wii Fit Balance Board...guess what....I'm obese  ;D  Ha like I didn't know.

It was wicked cool tho.  Some of the games I couldn't do because I won't have room in my apt until I get rid of the old TV.  But the Running and Skiing games kicked my butt. My shirt is drenched in sweat. I worked out for 40 minutes!  And now I am craving carbs  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 10/02/08 at 10:44 pm


;D



Back on Topic.

I just plugged in my Wii Fit Balance Board...guess what....I'm obese  ;D  Ha like I didn't know.

It was wicked cool tho.  Some of the games I couldn't do because I won't have room in my apt until I get rid of the old TV.  But the Running and Skiing games kicked my butt. My shirt is drenched in sweat. I worked out for 40 minutes!  And now I am craving carbs  ;D


You go Girl!!
I love my wii fit!
The thing I find cool is that I strive to unlock the next yoga or balance game or whatever, and I hardly even notice anymore that I am getting a really good workout!!! 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/03/08 at 1:36 am


You go Girl!!
I love my wii fit!
The thing I find cool is that I strive to unlock the next yoga or balance game or whatever, and I hardly even notice anymore that I am getting a really good workout!!! 8)


oh man I just tried the long distance run.... whew maybe I shouldn't have on my first day.  ;D  that is the best workout i've had since school was out. 

Someone should be figuring out approx how many calories these games burn. I've been enjoying the balance and aerobic games more because I can't balance on one leg yet and don't have room to stretch out.... so the yoga and strength games are undoable.


but that step game... I mean the advanced step game. I thought I was gonna kill myself or break the board.. I kept tripping over it!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/03/08 at 1:46 am



Someone should be figuring out approx how many calories these games burn.


Someone did!

http://www.calories-burned.buddyslim.com/wii-fit/

http://www.wiihealthy.com/

http://www.military.com/entertainment/games/game-reviews/does-wii-fit-bill

http://www.squidoo.com/wf

http://www.ceqna.com/games-gear/3088-games-and-gear-2-10.html

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/03/08 at 1:48 am


Someone did!

http://www.calories-burned.buddyslim.com/wii-fit/

http://www.wiihealthy.com/

http://www.military.com/entertainment/games/game-reviews/does-wii-fit-bill

http://www.squidoo.com/wf



yep.... and did! O0
Dang... leave it to the libraryless librarian to answer yet another question I could've should have researched on my own... wonder if I can give  you karma yet?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/03/08 at 6:44 am


;D



Back on Topic.

I just plugged in my Wii Fit Balance Board...guess what....I'm obese  ;D  Ha like I didn't know.

It was wicked cool tho.  Some of the games I couldn't do because I won't have room in my apt until I get rid of the old TV.  But the Running and Skiing games kicked my butt. My shirt is drenched in sweat. I worked out for 40 minutes!  And now I am craving carbs  ;D



Wow that must've been some workout.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/03/08 at 10:18 am

It was a great work out Howard.

I reccommend Wii Fit to all my exercise hating fans.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/03/08 at 11:38 am


;D



Back on Topic.

I just plugged in my Wii Fit Balance Board...guess what....I'm obese  ;D  Ha like I didn't know.

It was wicked cool tho.  Some of the games I couldn't do because I won't have room in my apt until I get rid of the old TV.  But the Running and Skiing games kicked my butt. My shirt is drenched in sweat. I worked out for 40 minutes!  And now I am craving carbs  ;D



Way cool.

I stepped on the scale this morning (like I always do) and today it was the lowest it has been in MONTHS!!! So, maybe this is the "fast off" that I have been waiting for. Of course I have been starving myself for it to do that.  :-\\ :D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/03/08 at 12:52 pm



Way cool.

I stepped on the scale this morning (like I always do) and today it was the lowest it has been in MONTHS!!! So, maybe this is the "fast off" that I have been waiting for. Of course I have been starving myself for it to do that.  :-\\ :D ;D ;D



Cat


yay

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 10/03/08 at 6:30 pm

Way to go Q and Cat!!! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/03/08 at 6:45 pm


It was a great work out Howard.

I reccommend Wii Fit to all my exercise hating fans.


What about Atari 2600?  ;D

using that joystick can be exercize in itself. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/03/08 at 9:10 pm


What about Atari 2600?  ;D

using that joystick can be exercize in itself. ;D



:-X

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/04/08 at 5:45 am



:-X



No,not in that way,silly I mean it can cause blisters. ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/04/08 at 10:27 am



No,not in that way,silly I mean it can cause blisters. ::)



;D


It's been so long I forgot about those pesky blisters. Right in between the thumb and the first finger.  And if you kept playing the blister would burst and rub raw

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/04/08 at 12:40 pm



;D


It's been so long I forgot about those pesky blisters. Right in between the thumb and the first finger.  And if you kept playing the blister would burst and rub raw



We used to get sores on the side of our thumb nail that we called "Nintendo Thumb" playing the first generation of Nintendo.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/04/08 at 12:42 pm



We used to get sores on the side of our thumb nail that we called "Nintendo Thumb" playing the first generation of Nintendo.



Cat


then you were doing it wrong!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/04/08 at 2:30 pm



;D


It's been so long I forgot about those pesky blisters. Right in between the thumb and the first finger.  And if you kept playing the blister would burst and rub raw



Well they had crappy joysticks back in the early 80's.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/07/08 at 11:45 pm


Day 6 on the Wii

I am down 3 lbs...which is great because I had gained 4lbs back since finishing classes  ;D 
My BMI is down I don't know like .5 or something... math is not my forte!

Funny how the Wii Board dude calls you out on missing a day.... I can do with reading I'm obese everyday but the rest of it is fun!

I was employee of the quarter for Apr, May June and my photo now hangs in the hall with the other past employees of the quarter.
Yesterday one of the officers came into dispatch and he said. 

  "Tq I was looking at your photo and you look like you've lost weight."

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa48/paschetta/smiley/proudsmiley.jpg

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/08/08 at 6:56 am


Day 6 on the Wii

I am down 3 lbs...which is great because I had gained 4lbs back since finishing classes  ;D   
My BMI is down I don't know like .5 or something... math is not my forte!

Funny how the Wii Board dude calls you out on missing a day.... I can do with reading I'm obese everyday but the rest of it is fun!

I was employee of the quarter for Apr, May June and my photo now hangs in the hall with the other past employees of the quarter.
Yesterday one of the officers came into dispatch and he said. 

  "Tq I was looking at your photo and you look like you've lost weight."

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa48/paschetta/smiley/proudsmiley.jpg



Fantastic Ninny. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/08/08 at 8:20 am


Fantastic Ninny. :)


ninny?  ???

That was Snozberries there dude.  ;D

oh well, at least you are consistant.  :-X

That's really great news about the weight loss (and the compliment from the officier) Q!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/08/08 at 9:53 am


ninny?  ???

That was Snozberries there dude.   ;D

oh well, at least you are consistant.   :-X

That's really great news about the weight loss (and the compliment from the officier) Q!  :)



Sorry I meant Snoz. How could I have missed that one?  ;D ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/08/08 at 11:37 am


Fantastic Ninny. :)







Sorry I meant Snoz. How could I have missed that one?  ;D ::)



I figured he was just getting me back for saying he doesn't read every word in the posts  ;D


Thanks Patty and thanks to you too Howard!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/08/08 at 7:04 pm

Today for lunch I had a Shrimp Salad hoagie with Chips,Snapple and Cottage Cheese doubles.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/20/08 at 7:31 pm

Any helpful advice and support for a person who just went to the Dr. and found out I was 17 lbs past the 200lb mark that I promised myself I would not get too.  The broken foot for 8months of last year did not help. But it has been well healed for 4 I have no excuse now.  How do I get motivated, is the Wii the way to go?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 10/20/08 at 8:23 pm


Day 6 on the Wii

I am down 3 lbs...which is great because I had gained 4lbs back since finishing classes  ;D   
My BMI is down I don't know like .5 or something... math is not my forte!

Funny how the Wii Board dude calls you out on missing a day.... I can do with reading I'm obese everyday but the rest of it is fun!

I was employee of the quarter for Apr, May June and my photo now hangs in the hall with the other past employees of the quarter.
Yesterday one of the officers came into dispatch and he said. 

  "Tq I was looking at your photo and you look like you've lost weight."

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa48/paschetta/smiley/proudsmiley.jpg



I am SO PROUD of you, Q--for the weight loss and especially for being employee of the quarter!!  And that was nice of the officer assuming he said it in a nice way.  ;)  I get my measurements next week--not looking forward to it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/21/08 at 1:07 am


I am SO PROUD of you, Q--for the weight loss and especially for being employee of the quarter!!  And that was nice of the officer assuming he said it in a nice way.  ;)  I get my measurements next week--not looking forward to it.


thanks!

he did- he said it in a very nice way.



Any helpful advice and support for a person who just went to the Dr. and found out I was 17 lbs past the 200lb mark that I promised myself I would not get too.  The broken foot for 8months of last year did not help. But it has been well healed for 4 I have no excuse now.  How do I get motivated, is the Wii the way to go?



The answer is simple. Its the practical application that is hard. You have to move! Walk a little each day. I started at 10 minutes and then upped it to 20. It gets easier as you go along....personally I didn't like walking but I knew I had to do it. Now I am doing this wii fit and I love it. Its the most fun I've had exercising in years.

For me- I was addicted to mountain dew so I had to eliminate them (THAT WAS HARD) I went from 5 a day to none. now (once in a while) I may have one but I found I can't drink coke or any of the other sodas I would drink. I can still drink dew but I have had more than 3 a week since I started watching my intake in July.  Most weeks I don't have any.

They say write what eat. You're less likely to cheat when you see it in writing. (that's not true tho cuz I cheat all the time) I feel like once I get that craving I cant let it go. I have had McD's every day this week because of the stupid Monopoly game (and my unnatural addiction to their crack I mean apple pies. But because I keep moving I haven't gained any weight.



The most important thing I learned is consistency. You are supposed to take in a certain number of calories a day- for me its 2000. And you should eat your meals (whenever possible) at the same time. Your body has a clock and that clock remembers when you ate yesterday and if you don't eat the next day you body somehow adjusts and stores fat....or something... anyway- skipping meals is the worst way to lose weight.  That's why some of those diet people say eat more....but watch what you eat- and don't go over whatever your caloric intake is.


hope that helps and that it makes sense.  I have had a long day on very little sleep last night so I am really tired... any typos please forgive and I fly pretty loose with punctuation and capitalization on a good day so sorry for whatever is missing in post.
;D


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/21/08 at 7:17 am


thanks!

he did- he said it in a very nice way.



The answer is simple. Its the practical application that is hard. You have to move! Walk a little each day. I started at 10 minutes and then upped it to 20. It gets easier as you go along....personally I didn't like walking but I knew I had to do it. Now I am doing this wii fit and I love it. Its the most fun I've had exercising in years.

For me- I was addicted to mountain dew so I had to eliminate them (THAT WAS HARD) I went from 5 a day to none. now (once in a while) I may have one but I found I can't drink coke or any of the other sodas I would drink. I can still drink dew but I have had more than 3 a week since I started watching my intake in July.  Most weeks I don't have any.

They say write what eat. You're less likely to cheat when you see it in writing. (that's not true tho cuz I cheat all the time) I feel like once I get that craving I cant let it go. I have had McD's every day this week because of the stupid Monopoly game (and my unnatural addiction to their crack I mean apple pies. But because I keep moving I haven't gained any weight.



The most important thing I learned is consistency. You are supposed to take in a certain number of calories a day- for me its 2000. And you should eat your meals (whenever possible) at the same time. Your body has a clock and that clock remembers when you ate yesterday and if you don't eat the next day you body somehow adjusts and stores fat....or something... anyway- skipping meals is the worst way to lose weight.  That's why some of those diet people say eat more....but watch what you eat- and don't go over whatever your caloric intake is.


hope that helps and that it makes sense.  I have had a long day on very little sleep last night so I am really tired... any typos please forgive and I fly pretty loose with punctuation and capitalization on a good day so sorry for whatever is missing in post.
;D





No worries on the punctuation, I am a teacher - but not a grammar teacher - a Vocational Ag. teacher- you know teaching our youth the importance of agriculture in this great world (and that it is more than just farming) ;)

Thanks for the help.  I know I need to start doing something....  Now implementing it, I am not sure if I am in the right mind set yet - but why shouldn't I be

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 10/21/08 at 8:31 am

Just start with simple changes like serving dinner on a smaller plate so your meal looks bigger.  Park further away from the office/supermarket/cinema entrance and get some exercise across the parking lot.  Walk upstairs instead of taking the lift.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/21/08 at 8:38 am


Just start with simple changes like serving dinner on a smaller plate so your meal looks bigger.  Park further away from the office/supermarket/cinema entrance and get some exercise across the parking lot.  Walk upstairs instead of taking the lift.





that's good advice.  I definitely have a food addiction so I started eating out of a salad bowl rather than a dinner plate... I also try to eat slower so that I have time to get full before I decide I "need" seconds.





edited to add... I remembered that you were a teacher that's why I threw the disclaimer in there... normally I don't care because I think faster than I type and all those pesky extras get in the way.

No worries on the punctuation, I am a teacher - but not a grammar teacher - a Vocational Ag. teacher- you know teaching our youth the importance of agriculture in this great world (and that it is more than just farming) ;)

Thanks for the help.  I know I need to start doing something....  Now implementing it, I am not sure if I am in the right mind set yet - but why shouldn't I be



your own personal mindset is key.   For me the number I didn't want on the scale was 300 and my mindset kicked in when I saw 284. 
As of this morning I am 261. And that's with a three week break  this Sept. from working out  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/08 at 9:06 am

I have to lose a few pounds(30 good, 40 ideal), and I definitely have to up my level of exercise.  To that end I joined a Planet Fitness that just opened up less than a mile from me.  I went in and they are what the claim, a "no judgement zone"  Most of the people in there are not dressed in spandex and thongs, buff, naked, looking for a date.  They are mostly over 40, mostly a bit paunchy, looking to stave off a hear attack.  The price is great (introductory $10 a month for one year), daily scheduled personal training sessions, lots and lots of treadmills, ellipticals, bicyles, etc all with personal HDTV, and they are open 24 hours.  They have a couple of personal trainers their at all times and answer all the questions you need about how to work the equipment and what you need to do to achieve your goals, and they do it without looking bored or put out in the least.

In contrast the local YMCA was 50 dollars a month, 1/3 the treadmills(only a few with a television, always a waiting line), full of people who thought, or wanted you to think, they were going to the Olympics(trust me, it wasn't happening), and a trainer to busy with his own self who never answered calls to schedule a training session.

This just may work out    :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/21/08 at 7:13 pm


Just start with simple changes like serving dinner on a smaller plate so your meal looks bigger.  Park further away from the office/supermarket/cinema entrance and get some exercise across the parking lot.  Walk upstairs instead of taking the lift.






What I do is I walk to my bus stop which is about 40-45 minutes depends on the weather.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/21/08 at 8:04 pm


that's a long walk Howard. Is that the closest bus stop?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/21/08 at 10:11 pm

Thanks Snozz and Karen,

I know this, it is now time to start acting.  I want to become the 120 lb babe I can remember (and who had bounds of energy)  I will have to live with her at 140lbs now, but we will take small steps. I am going to be walking alot in Indianoplis, so that will be good - but I will be eating out alot as well so that will be bad.  See where it goes from hear; then I need to start on my elyptical (I bought it just 2 weeks before I fractured my foot in one of the worst ways - and it took 8 months of cast and surgery and such) Now I need to dust it off and use it.  When I get back of course ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/21/08 at 10:34 pm


Thanks Snozz and Karen,

I know this, it is now time to start acting.  I want to become the 120 lb babe I can remember (and who had bounds of energy)  I will have to live with her at 140lbs now, but we will take small steps. I am going to be walking alot in Indianoplis, so that will be good - but I will be eating out alot as well so that will be bad.  See where it goes from hear; then I need to start on my elyptical (I bought it just 2 weeks before I fractured my foot in one of the worst ways - and it took 8 months of cast and surgery and such) Now I need to dust it off and use it.  When I get back of course ;)



Good luck with it.  Nothing wrong with eating out you just need to make the right choices....I'm still working on that step  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 10/21/08 at 10:46 pm



Good luck with it.  Nothing wrong with eating out you just need to make the right choices....I'm still working on that step  ;D


At Curves they suggest either sharing a meal with someone because the portions are often huge or starting with dessert.

Actually I've noticed a lot of places now have like Weight Watchers points or highlight the low calorie option.  Check the small print though - it might only be low cal if you don't have the cheese or any dressing etc. (I'm looking at you Subway).  Some of the bigger chains have the calorie content posted on their website.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/22/08 at 7:06 am


that's a long walk Howard. Is that the closest bus stop?




No,it isn't but I enjoy the nice sunny weather when I walk,If it rains and pours or if it snows I'll take the bus instead.I'm the only member in the family that is in good shape.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 10/22/08 at 7:12 am

I have started eating much better than I used to.  More veggies and all that, but then I do something like buy that package of ginger snaps and eat the whole box.  I am week for sweets, so I try not to keep them in the house, but when I am out all hell breaks lose.  :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/22/08 at 9:58 am




No,it isn't but I enjoy the nice sunny weather when I walk,If it rains and pours or if it snows I'll take the bus instead.I'm the only member in the family that is in good shape.


good for you.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/22/08 at 10:03 am


I have started eating much better than I used to.  More veggies and all that, but then I do something like buy that package of ginger snaps and eat the whole box.  I am week for sweets, so I try not to keep them in the house, but when I am out all hell breaks lose.  :(


ditto  but my weakness is salt (Lays BBQ chips- mmmm)

I knew when I started that food was my weakness so rather than do a complete overhaul I started with the things I knew I could control

at first I didn't change what I ate just how much I ate. Then gradually I started to eliminate some stuff. I used to eat rice at every meal so I changed over to brown rice and now I don't notice the dif..but I also cut out eating it every day. 

The hardest part is trying to stick on a schedule because my job isn't conducive to consistency.  I also try to eat lots of fruit in between meals...one to trick my brain into thinking I'm not really hungry when it says I am... and two to keep myself from reaching for junk food that is so nearby.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 10/22/08 at 11:12 am

I cut out a lot of wheat based products, especially the processed white stuff.  I used to sit down with a loaf of italian bread and a tub of butter and was in heaven.  Now I steer clear of breads(not altogether,serious slow down) and pasta, it has made a huge difference in the way I feel, for the good. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/22/08 at 11:18 am


I cut out a lot of wheat based products, especially the processed white stuff.  I used to sit down with a loaf of italian bread and a tub of butter and was in heaven.  Now I steer clear of breads(not altogether,serious slow down) and pasta, it has made a huge difference in the way I feel, for the good. 


I've been doing the multigrain pasta. Its really good.

When I eat bread, I try to do wheat- not always but often

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/22/08 at 6:34 pm


good for you.



I've lost a few pounds from all that walking to the bus stop and also by cart collecting.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 10/23/08 at 6:55 am

Gym 4 days in a row.  It is a record. One hour a day on the treadmill.  I worked out a schedule.  Five days a week for at least one hour, and every other day I have to do the 30 minute workout before getting on the treadmill.  They suggest that when you do the 30 minute workout machines you use them every other day.  I go directly after bringing Jake to school so the place is near empty, and since I live so close I can hop in and out with changing or showering, all I need carry is the cel, ID, headphones.  This could work out well.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/23/08 at 7:09 am


Gym 4 days in a row.  It is a record. One hour a day on the treadmill.  I worked out a schedule.   Five days a week for at least one hour, and every other day I have to do the 30 minute workout before getting on the treadmill.  They suggest that when you do the 30 minute workout machines you use them every other day.  I go directly after bringing Jake to school so the place is near empty, and since I live so close I can hop in and out with changing or showering, all I need carry is the cel, ID, headphones.  This could work out well.   :)


Good Luck Danoota. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 10/27/08 at 5:15 pm

Sigh. I give up on this trying to lose weight, stay healthy, and not get insulted by mother every time I go visit thing. I can't do it any more. I should just gain 200 pounds and live within reaching distance of my TV remote.

But that's not to say that the rest of you should stop trying!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 10/27/08 at 7:16 pm


Sigh. I give up on this trying to lose weight, stay healthy, and not get insulted by mother every time I go visit thing. I can't do it any more. I should just gain 200 pounds and live within reaching distance of my TV remote.

But that's not to say that the rest of you should stop trying!


No you shouldn't give up.  Ignore your mother and do it because you want to. Think of the benefits, set yourself realistic targets and then go for it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 10/27/08 at 8:01 pm

I agree with all the tips/suggestions!  I also agree that it is hard to make changes (especially mindset), so don't be afraid to start slow.

I am still going to the rec center every weekday morning and jogging for 30 mins.  I worked Saturday, but went in Sunday and jogged 3 miles (39 mins).  So today I upped my miles to 2 and 2/3 (increase of 3 laps).  Took a little over 34 mins, but it's a start, right?  The only thing I wish is that I could go in and use the machines on alternate days, but the agreement between the program I'm in and URec is that it is for the track only and I don't have the money for a membership.  The upside is that it helps me get my 10,000 plus steps in each day (which we get points for).  I need to get back in the habit of doing that workout video as it has aerobics and floor work.

I try to eat my last meal before 6:30 or 7, but of course that isn't always possible.  I try to keep the junk food out of the house, but right now it is tough (can we say Halloween).  I've always known I have no willpower, so it takes more effort for me regarding the food part of the weight loss equation.  I do a lot of Lean Cuisine and Smart Ones and try to keep my points to around 18/day.  When I have bread, it is whole wheat and I try to stay away from pasta (unless it comes in the LC or SO meals).

To all our members fighting the good weight loss fight: have faith, be strong, don't beat yourself up over missteps...tomorrow is another day.

PS Don't get on the scale every day!!!  Do it at the same time only once or twice a week (mornings are better than evenings).

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/27/08 at 9:16 pm

Well I am back from my trip, I will say I did a lot of walking - atleast 6 miles each day (no exagerating), but I also ate out a lot (2 meals a day +) and I did not make wise choices.  I do not seem to have that self control I once did.  I used to watch everything that I ate, and I mean everything.  I just can not seem to do it.  If I want something, I order it, I do not want to be deprived.  AAAAAGGGGHHHH now I have some sort of psychological problem to go with my obesity - is this a type of depression????

Tell me to go get on my elliptical - Thanks
Cynthia

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 10/27/08 at 9:28 pm

I watcch everything I eat.  It's the only way I can make sure I don't drop any!  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/27/08 at 9:33 pm


I watcch everything I eat.  It's the only way I can make sure I don't drop any!  ;)
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Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 10/27/08 at 9:35 pm


No you shouldn't give up.  Ignore your mother and do it because you want to. Think of the benefits, set yourself realistic targets and then go for it.


See. There's wisdom for ya'. Cheers karen. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/28/08 at 1:25 am


I watcch everything I eat.  It's the only way I can make sure I don't drop any!   ;)



couldn't have said it better myself.



Hey Cynthia....







Go get on the elliptical











Whst? You told me to say that    ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/28/08 at 6:59 am


I watcch everything I eat.  It's the only way I can make sure I don't drop any!   ;)


save some for the dog. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/28/08 at 10:45 am


I watcch everything I eat.  It's the only way I can make sure I don't drop any!   ;)



Well, I'm on a seafood diet. I eat all the food I see.  :D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 10/28/08 at 1:35 pm

I'm trying to eat more Subway sandwiches but now I'm back to drinking more coffee with cream and 4 sugars with a Bostom Cream donut sometimes at DD,It's sort of like a late night snack for me.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 11/13/08 at 8:58 am

I've been drinking almost a gallon of water a day and eating somewhat healthier.  I'll weigh myself on the Wii Fit when I have some time.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Howard on 11/13/08 at 3:41 pm


I've been drinking almost a gallon of water a day and eating somewhat healthier.  I'll weigh myself on the Wii Fit when I have some time.



A gallon of water,must be a lot of pissing!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 12/03/08 at 6:55 am

I lost 5 pounds, and owe it all to the Planet Fitness that opened up near my house.  There is lots of machines(all with tv's), lots of parking, and lots of people who, like me, are there for the workout.  I have been using just the bikes and treadmill so far, but thinking on the 30 minutes workout station.   I have also been watching what I eat, probably would have lost a bit more if it wasn't for Thanksgiving.  I would like to lose about 25 more. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 12/03/08 at 9:30 am


I lost 5 pounds, and owe it all to the Planet Fitness that opened up near my house.  There is lots of machines(all with tv's), lots of parking, and lots of people who, like me, are there for the workout.  I have been using just the bikes and treadmill so far, but thinking on the 30 minutes workout station.   I have also been watching what I eat, probably would have lost a bit more if it wasn't for Thanksgiving.  I would like to lose about 25 more. 


That is so awesome Danoota!!! Congratulations to you!!!
Keep up the great work!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/03/08 at 10:14 am

I was weighed yesterday at Curves.  I signed up for a new thing they are running - "No Gain Campaign".  If I don't gain any weight between now and March 16 I get a free t-shirt.  Ideally I'd like to loose some weight but I'll settle for not putting any on.

Yesterday I weighed 178lb - a loss of 10 lbs since signing up at the gym just over a year ago. (US readers)

Yesterday I weighed 12 stone 10 - a loss of 10 lbs since signing up at the gym just over a year ago. (UK and Aus (?) readers)

Yesterday I weighed about 81kg - a loss of 4.5kg since signing up at the gym just over a year ago. (European Readers)

I think that covers every option!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 12/03/08 at 10:28 am


I was weighed yesterday at Curves.  I signed up for a new thing they are running - "No Gain Campaign".  If I don't gain any weight between now and March 16 I get a free t-shirt.  Ideally I'd like to loose some weight but I'll settle for not putting any on.

Yesterday I weighed 178lb - a loss of 10 lbs since signing up at the gym just over a year ago. (US readers)

Yesterday I weighed 12 stone 10 - a loss of 10 lbs since signing up at the gym just over a year ago. (UK and Aus (?) readers)

Yesterday I weighed about 81kg - a loss of 4.5kg since signing up at the gym just over a year ago. (European Readers)

I think that covers every option!


karma +1 for making sure all of our readers can understand your loss!!! ;D 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/03/08 at 1:20 pm



I have been bad... I sort of got on an ice cream kick. I have been moving just enough tho that I have stayed within my initial 22 lbs lost but I am not losing any more....

My apt was out of control before the fire (I was hoping to have a garage sale) so I had a lot of crap in my living room and I couldn't use the Wii Fit... it's totally going to yell at me when I get back on.  :-\\ 

I almost have the apartment clean so it won't be long.




Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/03/08 at 1:56 pm

Ever since I've had tendinitis, I have been worse than bad.  I'm ashamed of all the weight I've put back on.  You'd think that I would cut back on my eating now that I'm not exercising, but no, sadly, I have not.

How much does the Wii cost?  How about the Fit?  I am exploring all my options because even after I get back on the track, I don't think I'm going to be able to do 6 days/wk anymore.  I'm self-conscious about working out in my apartment because when I jog in place for my aerobics tape, the floor is so weak, the walls shake and I worry that I'm shaking everything on neighbors' walls.  On the other hand, I am self-conscious when I work out in the gym because it feels like I am surrounded by skinny women--and that is one thing I am not.  Maybe I should invest in a set of free weights and an Ab Lounger  ::)

I have got to get back into a focused mindset and get this weight off.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/03/08 at 2:01 pm

Is there a Curves gym near you?

Believe me, if the one I go to is anything to go by, you will see all shapes and sizes in there.  There are some super-fit ladies but most are not.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/03/08 at 2:49 pm


Is there a Curves gym near you?

Believe me, if the one I go to is anything to go by, you will see all shapes and sizes in there.  There are some super-fit ladies but most are not.



I can check into it as I don't know off the top of my head.  Do they really work?  I have heard people say that it doesn't work (but now I can't remember the word they used to explain why the concept doesn't work).  ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/03/08 at 3:05 pm



I can check into it as I don't know off the top of my head.  Do they really work?  I have heard people say that it doesn't work (but now I can't remember the word they used to explain why the concept doesn't work).   ???


Well I think it works.  I have gone to other gyms before but didn't like feeling inferior.  There is no competition, just supportive women or you can ignore them and do your own thing.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/03/08 at 3:29 pm


Ever since I've had tendinitis, I have been worse than bad.  I'm ashamed of all the weight I've put back on.  You'd think that I would cut back on my eating now that I'm not exercising, but no, sadly, I have not.

How much does the Wii cost?  How about the Fit?  I am exploring all my options because even after I get back on the track, I don't think I'm going to be able to do 6 days/wk anymore.  I'm self-conscious about working out in my apartment because when I jog in place for my aerobics tape, the floor is so weak, the walls shake and I worry that I'm shaking everything on neighbors' walls.  On the other hand, I am self-conscious when I work out in the gym because it feels like I am surrounded by skinny women--and that is one thing I am not.  Maybe I should invest in a set of free weights and an Ab Lounger  ::)

I have got to get back into a focused mindset and get this weight off.


the wii is $250 the fit (if you can find it in a store like sears, kmart or a video game store is $90  online its anywhere from $120 to 150

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/03/08 at 3:31 pm



I can check into it as I don't know off the top of my head.  Do they really work?  I have heard people say that it doesn't work (but now I can't remember the word they used to explain why the concept doesn't work).   ???


I think commitment is the word you're looking for  ;)  The first question I ask anyone who says such and such program doesn't work I ask how committed they were to it... at least I am big enough (pun not intended)  :D  to admit its my fault when I slip into old habits.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/03/08 at 3:38 pm


the wii is $250 the fit (if you can find it in a store like sears, kmart or a video game store is $90  online its anywhere from $120 to 150




A parcel arrived for Dai today that is the right size and shape to be a Wii fit.  fingers crossed

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/03/08 at 3:39 pm


A parcel arrived for Dai today that is the right size and shape to be a Wii fit.  fingers crossed


all fingers and toes crossed here for you too.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/04/08 at 7:57 am


A parcel arrived for Dai today that is the right size and shape to be a Wii fit.  fingers crossed


Got my fingers crossed.

To everyone:  Thanks for your input, it really helps!!!!!! (I mean that sincerely)  I do need to find something that I can stay committed to (I would have stayed committed to running, for the record).  I'll find it.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/04/08 at 7:59 am

great job everyone! I'm proud of all of your weight losses! I have been doing really well too. I have so far lost a total of 51 pounds. It feels so good to get rid of this extra weight! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/04/08 at 8:00 am


great job everyone! I'm proud of all of your weight losses! I have been doing really well too. I have so far lost a total of 51 pounds. It feels so good to get rid of this extra weight! :)


Good going Erin!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/04/08 at 8:03 am


Got my fingers crossed.

To everyone:  Thanks for your input, it really helps!!!!!! (I mean that sincerely)  I do need to find something that I can stay committed to (I would have stayed committed to running, for the record).  I'll find it.   :)


I think that's the key to it - finding something you enjoy and can do regularly and conveniently.

I forget, was it your knees that gave up with the running? Or shin splints?  Would power walking work?

What about swimming?  Jazzercise?  Boxercise? TaiBo? (I think its called)  A team sport such as volleyball?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/04/08 at 8:04 am


great job everyone! I'm proud of all of your weight losses! I have been doing really well too. I have so far lost a total of 51 pounds. It feels so good to get rid of this extra weight! :)



I'm so proud of you, Erin!!!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/04/08 at 8:08 am



I'm so proud of you, Erin!!!!!!



thank you so much! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/04/08 at 6:12 pm



Congrats Erin!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/04/08 at 8:33 pm



Congrats Erin!



thanks Q! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 12/05/08 at 10:39 am


great job everyone! I'm proud of all of your weight losses! I have been doing really well too. I have so far lost a total of 51 pounds. It feels so good to get rid of this extra weight! :)
Are you allowed to be thrilled for someone but hate them at the same time??  ;D

After christmas, that is my mantra at the moment. that's when the serious work HAS to start........... :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 12/05/08 at 1:13 pm


great job everyone! I'm proud of all of your weight losses! I have been doing really well too. I have so far lost a total of 51 pounds. It feels so good to get rid of this extra weight! :)


:o  In my wildest dreams!!!  Congratulations!! and thank you... now I can say to myself "well if she can do it....."  Everything helps.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/05/08 at 1:43 pm


great job everyone! I'm proud of all of your weight losses! I have been doing really well too. I have so far lost a total of 51 pounds. It feels so good to get rid of this extra weight! :)



Wow! Congrats.

As for me, I will drop a few lbs, add a few lbs. Drop-add-drop-add, etc, etc. I did get below my 1st target (5 lbs intervals) but haven't made it to the second one yet. Of course eating a brownie in the evening doesn't help.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: thereshegoes on 12/05/08 at 8:30 pm

I was weighted yesterday and i'm at 45k (almost 100lbs),i knew i looked bad but it was scary to see the numbers. Hopefully this month with all the christmas food i'll gain some :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/05/08 at 8:53 pm


I was weighted yesterday and i'm at 45k (almost 100lbs),i knew i looked bad but it was scary to see the numbers. Hopefully this month with all the christmas food i'll gain some :-\\


Good golly Miss Molly

I wish I could donate some of my extra tonage to you to help ya out.  Although, being different skin tones, it'd look a little creepy, but that's beside the point.  ;D  Hopefully you can get healthy this holiday season

Congratulations Erin on your weight loss.  Hubby has lost around that too this past year.  I go up and down, mostly up, but maybe I'll get my act together soon.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/06/08 at 12:08 am


I was weighted yesterday and i'm at 45k (almost 100lbs),i knew i looked bad but it was scary to see the numbers. Hopefully this month with all the christmas food i'll gain some :-\\



Good God! You weigh what I need to loose... wanna meet half way  ;D


Serious Is just stay healthy kay.



I just found out that I get Christmas off now so I am going to AZ the Tuesday before Christmas... Holy Crap I gotta start doing something... think I can drop another twenty in two weeks?  :o


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 12/06/08 at 9:02 am



Good God! You weigh what I need to loose... wanna meet half way  ;D


Serious Is just stay healthy kay.



I just found out that I get Christmas off now so I am going to AZ the Tuesday before Christmas... Holy Crap I gotta start doing something... think I can drop another twenty in two weeks?  :o



At my High School Wrestlers do it all the time ??? ??? ???



NOt sure if you want the 4 hour workouts they get daily though :-\\ :-\\ :-\\


Good Luck :) :) :)


I am leaving for Disneyworld in 14 days - and I need to drop (swimsuit  :o :o :o) might as well stop eating now - watch out everone >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/06/08 at 12:00 pm


At my High School Wrestlers do it all the time ??? ??? ???



NOt sure if you want the 4 hour workouts they get daily though :-\\ :-\\ :-\\


Good Luck :) :) :)


I am leaving for Disneyworld in 14 days - and I need to drop (swimsuit  :o :o :o) might as well stop eating now - watch out everone >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


;D ;D ;D



hmm 4 hour workouts?  ::)  4 minutes would be a vast improvement...  must get motivated!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 12/06/08 at 4:42 pm



hmm 4 hour workouts?  ::)  4 minutes would be a vast improvement...  must get motivated!
;D ;D ;D

ME TOO

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/06/08 at 4:43 pm


;D ;D ;D

ME TOO


I put my pedometer back on..so far I have walked 500 steps  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/07/08 at 11:39 pm



I just tried Billy Blanks Boot Camp Basic Training DVD... now I know where they get the term Exercise in Torture  :-\\  10 minutes in and I am dying at least I'm walking in place while I type this.... think I am gonna go back to the original Tae Bo workout...now I know I can do it with out complaining.  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/07/08 at 11:44 pm



at first I was getting pissed because all the skinny bitches are smiling during the workout but there is one woman who is struggling... you cansee the pain on her face... right now she is my hero  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/08/08 at 9:34 am

OMG..I just bought Jillian Michael's (hot hardass trainer from the TV show, The Biggest Loser) workout DVD (30 Day Shred)....I just did it about an hour ago...she kicked my ASS good! It has 3 different level workouts and each one is only 20 minutes or so long...but let me tell you...I sweat more in those 20 minutes than I have doing the longest workout ever. It claims to make you lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days. Within the 3 levels and in each level you do: 3 min. of strength training, 2 min. of cardio, and 1 min. of abs....and you do like 3 series of each...plus a warm-up and cool down. That girl ROCKS!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/08/08 at 9:08 pm


OMG..I just bought Jillian Michael's (hot hardass trainer from the TV show, The Biggest Loser) workout DVD (30 Day Shred)....I just did it about an hour ago...she kicked my ASS good! It has 3 different level workouts and each one is only 20 minutes or so long...but let me tell you...I sweat more in those 20 minutes than I have doing the longest workout ever. It claims to make you lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days. Within the 3 levels and in each level you do: 3 min. of strength training, 2 min. of cardio, and 1 min. of abs....and you do like 3 series of each...plus a warm-up and cool down. That girl ROCKS!


shoot if I got that... between her & mr tae bo I might be dead at the end of a week...  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/08/08 at 9:17 pm



I just tried Billy Blanks Boot Camp Basic Training DVD... now I know where they get the term Exercise in Torture  :-\\  10 minutes in and I am dying at least I'm walking in place while I type this.... think I am gonna go back to the original Tae Bo workout...now I know I can do it with out complaining.  :D



I always wanted to try Tae Bo but wasn't sure I was coordinated enough  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/08/08 at 9:29 pm



I always wanted to try Tae Bo but wasn't sure I was coordinated enough  ::)


I thought I was uncoordinated doing the very first Tae Bo but after attempting the boot camp last night the first Tae Bo is EASY!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 12/09/08 at 7:29 am

I have always had a problem getting up and out, the nurse practitioner suggested an iron supplement and I think it must be working because at the very least I remember to take it.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2nz on 12/09/08 at 12:47 pm

Hello all. I usually hang out in the amiright boards, but I've been having trouble keeping my weight down during fall and into winter for the past two years. I never feel like doing anything when it's all cloudy, and food tastes good to me. So, I need some excuses and some other people to help me out with some programs that I want to start. I've been very fortunate in having a lot of activity over my summers, but then when I step back into a building for fall, it all goes to scrap.

So... I have a question for you all. Is there a time of year when you have the MOST trouble with managing your weight? And what methods, if any, have you found helpful for staying healthy and being able to manage yourself? Feel free to comment on physical activity level, enforcement of healthy diet, even sleep habits and daily routines that have helped you out.

Oh, and hello, and I hope everyone's holiday preparations are going well.
-Glen

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/09/08 at 12:55 pm




Hey Glen,


Usually the time of year I have problems managing my weight fall on those days that end in a "Y" the rest of the time I'm solid  ;)



Seriously tho. Its been a question of mind frame. There are days when I say should do this or I shouldn't eat that....

Like you I enjoy food... I enjoy the hell out of food!  So mostly I have to find victories in the days I get up and move and in the days I eat less of something than I usually... I rarely say no to a food I love but I have started eating less of it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 12/09/08 at 12:58 pm

I tend to eat more in the fall.  That is when the holidays hit and you kind of get started and don't stop.  In the summer time I don't tend to eat as heavily because it is too hot to put all that stuff in your belly, then carry it around all day  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2nz on 12/09/08 at 2:27 pm


Hey Glen,

Usually the time of year I have problems managing my weight fall on those days that end in a "Y" the rest of the time I'm solid  ;)

Seriously tho. Its been a question of mind frame. There are days when I say should do this or I shouldn't eat that....

Like you I enjoy food... I enjoy the hell out of food!  So mostly I have to find victories in the days I get up and move and in the days I eat less of something than I usually... I rarely say no to a food I love but I have started eating less of it.


My relationship with food is bitter-sweet, depending on the seasoning (ouch), but I also enjoy the hell hout of it. I think the problem for me is not making sure I'm as physically active as over the summer. Cutting down wouldn't hurt either. What food(s)



And Danoota, what is your remedy when the holidays start? Or is that still a work in progress?  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/09/08 at 2:39 pm

The problem with winter is that you want to hibernate a little bit so your body tries to stock up on fat and stodge.  Plus, as you say, the weather doesn't exactly induce us to go outside.

What I tried to do before (when I was still working and living in the UK) was to wrap up against the weather (not as much of a problem in the UK) and go for a brisk walk during my lunch break.  It helps get the circulation going and increases your metabolism.

You can try and work a little exercise into your routine.  All the oldies such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, park at the far end of the car park rather than aiming to be as close to the door as possible (or getting off the bus a stop early) all add a little exercise.

Any nice day during the weekend you should get out.  On Sunday we went walking even whilst it was snowing.  Wrapped up and moving helps keep the body temp up.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/09/08 at 3:38 pm


The problem with winter is that you want to hibernate a little bit so your body tries to stock up on fat and stodge.  Plus, as you say, the weather doesn't exactly induce us to go outside.

What I tried to do before (when I was still working and living in the UK) was to wrap up against the weather (not as much of a problem in the UK) and go for a brisk walk during my lunch break.  It helps get the circulation going and increases your metabolism.

You can try and work a little exercise into your routine.  All the oldies such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, park at the far end of the car park rather than aiming to be as close to the door as possible (or getting off the bus a stop early) all add a little exercise.

Any nice day during the weekend you should get out.  On Sunday we went walking even whilst it was snowing.  Wrapped up and moving helps keep the body temp up.



one of the benefits to being in Cali is I don't really feel this way for winter... except when it rains.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 12/09/08 at 4:35 pm

Ok so my plan is to get Christmas out the way and then lose some serious weight so I can actually fit in my bridesmaid outfit in March! My plan is to lose too much so that I can eat like a pig when I arrive in America and the dress will still fit 10 days later.  ;D 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/09/08 at 4:50 pm


where's the wedding?


I just finished the original Tae Bo tape (25 minute workout) as I suspect it was much easier after trying the Boot Camp workout but I am still sore from the boot camp workout.... my arms are killing me right now.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 12/09/08 at 5:38 pm


Ok so my plan is to get Christmas out the way and then lose some serious weight so I can actually fit in my bridesmaid outfit in March! My plan is to lose too much so that I can eat like a pig when I arrive in America and the dress will still fit 10 days later.  ;D 


Easy there girl. You'll end up packing on just enough to pop the buttons on your dress. Forget the weight loss, just by the dress a size too big and let all hell break lose  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/09/08 at 7:28 pm


Easy there girl. You'll end up packing on just enough to pop the buttons on your dress. Forget the weight loss, just by the dress a size too big and let all hell break lose   ;D



;D





Glen two things I have tried that have helped a bit

1) chew slower... I used to inhale my food and would be on seconds before the first helping even made it to my stomach

2) Instead of eating off dinner plates, most days I eat off a salad plate that way I eat less.


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/09/08 at 8:16 pm



I just did the eliptical... usually I am only good for two minutes  ;D  But I realized I watch the counter and get dejected....

today I put on some Eminem, turned off the lights and went full steam through 3 songs


When I looked at my display I learned I lasted 13 minutes. 2.5 miles.


YAY ME!  but when I got off my legs were shaking something fierce... I really need to get in shape.  now I will rest I don't know if my body can handle any more tonight but maybe.... just maybe I squeeze in the wii before bed.


for those keeping track I have worked out twice today for a total of 38 minutes  not great but better than yesterday which was 0 times for 0 minutes... the day before that was one time for 15 minutes.


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 12/11/08 at 3:04 am


where's the wedding?


I just finished the original Tae Bo tape (25 minute workout) as I suspect it was much easier after trying the Boot Camp workout but I am still sore from the boot camp workout.... my arms are killing me right now.
The wedding is in Delaware and sadly for me the outfit has already been purchased.
I have the top here and my friend has the skirt in Delaware. I won't get to try that on for the first time until 4 days before the wedding and they come up small apparently.............Hence my plan of losing weight before I go. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/11/08 at 7:55 am


The wedding is in Delaware and sadly for me the outfit has already been purchased.
I have the top here and my friend has the skirt in Delaware. I won't get to try that on for the first time until 4 days before the wedding and they come up small apparently.............Hence my plan of losing weight before I go. 


But what size did you tell her to buy? A UK dress size or your waist size?  Because the dress sizes are different here.  The jeans I am wearing are American and they fit comfortably.  The UK jeans I have in the same size have a faulty zip - it doesn't meet in the middle!  ;)    :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/13/08 at 8:11 pm


Hello all. I usually hang out in the amiright boards, but I've been having trouble keeping my weight down during fall and into winter for the past two years. I never feel like doing anything when it's all cloudy, and food tastes good to me. So, I need some excuses and some other people to help me out with some programs that I want to start. I've been very fortunate in having a lot of activity over my summers, but then when I step back into a building for fall, it all goes to scrap.

So... I have a question for you all. Is there a time of year when you have the MOST trouble with managing your weight? And what methods, if any, have you found helpful for staying healthy and being able to manage yourself? Feel free to comment on physical activity level, enforcement of healthy diet, even sleep habits and daily routines that have helped you out.

Oh, and hello, and I hope everyone's holiday preparations are going well.
-Glen



Glen,

Hope you don't mind if I add my 2 cents, for what it's worth.

I have been struggling with my weight since age 12.  I finally got serious when I hit a certain weight (I'm sure you won't mind if I don't say what that number was).  That was when the university where I work started a weight loss program that you could join for free.  That got me motivated.  I found out I did better if I had to account for what I ate (use a food journal).  I also got a pedometer to keep track of my steps (should try for 10,000 a day).  I found I could do it when I walked to and from work before work, after work and at lunch time.  They have done new programs every semester, so I keep going.  It is definitely easier for me to be active and outdoors in the summer since I live in Michigan and I tend to eat healthier and lighter (more fruits and vegetables/salads).  When the weather gets bad, so do I.  This fall, the weight loss program included a card that allowed me to use the Rec Center track for free.  I started walking, but that irritated my shin splints.  Then I took up jogging (would get up early to get it done before work).  I felt SO good until I got tendinitis and if you have been following in PPP, know that I am waiting results of MRI on foot.  Unfortunately, I didn't cut back on my food.  I have started using smaller plates and eat a lot of Lean Cuisines.  I had my last weigh in Thursday.  Gained weight, but lost an inch off my waist.  I will try to practice moderation (try being the operative word) over the holidays, then when the weight loss program starts in January, will get serious again (hit the "magic number" again, which is a HUGE motivation for me).  I have an aerobics tape (does that tell you how old it is) that I enjoy, but self conscious because walls of duplex are thin.  I am going to look into Tae Bo and Pilates DVDs.  Now that I live alone, don't have to worry about others watching me.  ::)  I just have to be careful with my foot until they fix it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/13/08 at 8:18 pm



I put 600 steps on my pedometer today just walking back and forth from the dispatch center to the bathroom...















oh yeah... I also drank a gallon of water today  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 12/13/08 at 9:33 pm



I put 600 steps on my pedometer today just walking back and forth from the dispatch center to the bathroom...















oh yeah... I also drank a gallon of water today  ;D


Good job on all the effort ;) ;) ;) ;)


Now can you motivate me???????

You'll have to wait till after the holidays though :-[ :-[ :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/13/08 at 9:41 pm


Good job on all the effort ;) ;) ;) ;)


Now can you motivate me???????

You'll have to wait till after the holidays though :-http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o87/pictdrake/lice.gif


Instant weight loss!


for the record... its a lice, a lye? a louse?  whatever  ;D


sorry couldn't resist.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 12/13/08 at 9:47 pm





Put this on your fridge

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o87/pictdrake/lice.gif


Instant weight loss!


for the record... its a lice, a lye? a louse?  whatever  ;D


sorry couldn't resist.


Shudder :o :o :o :o :o :o

Ok they probably freak me out as much as the little frogs do you :P :P :P :P

Touche ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/13/08 at 9:49 pm


Shudder :o :o :o :o :o :o

Ok they probably freak me out as much as the little frogs do you :P :P :P :P

Touche ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



and finally vengeance is mine...  ;D


but see... lost your appetite didn't you? So it worked right?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 12/13/08 at 9:59 pm



and finally vengeance is mine...  ;D


but see... lost your appetite didn't you? So it worked right?
Ya it worked, and I wouldn't want all that hard work that you have been doing to go to waste ;) ;) ;) ;)






So for on your fridge ::) ::) ::)











http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/67607256_839df630c6.jpg?v=0







Tastes like Chicken, Finger Licken Good ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D












:D :D :D


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/13/08 at 10:03 pm





mmmmm now I want KFC.... shucks for some reason yours backfired  ;D



someone make sure I walk tomorrow pls. Guilt me into it if you see me here.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 12/13/08 at 10:04 pm





mmmmm now I want KFC.... shucks for some reason yours backfired  ;D



someone make sure I walk tomorrow pls. Guilt me into it if you see me here.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/13/08 at 10:07 pm


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


for the record I don't really want to walk tomorrow  ;)



I just tacked it on so that people would think we were staying on topic  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 12/14/08 at 6:45 am


But what size did you tell her to buy? A UK dress size or your waist size?  Because the dress sizes are different here.  The jeans I am wearing are American and they fit comfortably.  The UK jeans I have in the same size have a faulty zip - it doesn't meet in the middle!  ;)    :-[
Sadly it was bought on my waist size.............. :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/08 at 10:22 am

Hit the scale this morning... 3lbs lighter YAY ME.

only 300 more to go  ;) 


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/14/08 at 10:40 am


Hit the scale this morning... 3lbs lighter YAY ME.

only 300 more to go  ;) 






Yay you!!!!  And I know you are exaggerating because you are beautiful as is

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/14/08 at 12:53 pm



Yay you!!!!  And I know you are exaggerating because you are beautiful as is


aw thanks... okay so 100 more to go is closer but 300 sounded better!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/05/09 at 4:03 pm

Lately, I have felt the NEED to get on an exercise bike. Unfortunately, we do not have one. I want to buy one but Carlos is...well...frugal is a nice way of saying that he is cheap.  :D ;D ;D  The thing is, it is MY $$$ that I had planned to spend.

Anyway, here is the deal. We have free access to the fitness center at the college. I know, I know-good deal. The bad thing is GETTING there. I have to rely on Carlos for that (I'm sure everyone knows that I don't drive anymore). Of course it has been closed over the holidays and I'm not too sure when it is supposed to open again-it may not be for a few more weeks. Of course there is also the thing about icy roads which have been known to happen around here from time to time.

Well, he did say that if we can find one cheap (like at a garage sale or so), we can get one. Unfortunately, there aren't any garage sales in these parts at this time of year. But, I have been checking Craigslist & the classifieds.  ;)

Anyway, needed to vent. Thanks for listening.


Cat 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/09 at 4:10 pm


Lately, I have felt the NEED to get on an exercise bike. Unfortunately, we do not have one. I want to buy one but Carlos is...well...frugal is a nice way of saying that he is cheap.  :D ;D ;D  The thing is, it is MY $$$ that I had planned to spend.

Anyway, here is the deal. We have free access to the fitness center at the college. I know, I know-good deal. The bad thing is GETTING there. I have to rely on Carlos for that (I'm sure everyone knows that I don't drive anymore). Of course it has been closed over the holidays and I'm not too sure when it is supposed to open again-it may not be for a few more weeks. Of course there is also the thing about icy roads which have been known to happen around here from time to time.

Well, he did say that if we can find one cheap (like at a garage sale or so), we can get one. Unfortunately, there aren't any garage sales in these parts at this time of year. But, I have been checking Craigslist & the classifieds.  ;)

Anyway, needed to vent. Thanks for listening.


Cat   


how about checking craig's list for one? 

My place offers free membership to the gym as well but I hate driving 40 miles (okay 36) round trip... just to work out and I never feel like going after work...

I need a new treadmill. My mat (or whatever it is you walk on) got all bunched up and I could replace it for $80 but I don't know how hard it is to do or I could buy a new treadmill for $200 (honestly I can't afford either option)

I am going to check out Curves in a week or two.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/05/09 at 4:16 pm


how about checking craig's list for one? 






I did mention that.  ;)


Well, he did say that if we can find one cheap (like at a garage sale or so), we can get one. Unfortunately, there aren't any garage sales in these parts at this time of year. But, I have been checking Craigslist & the classifieds.  ;)





Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/09 at 5:53 pm




I did mention that.  ;)



Cat



oh yeah.. I skipped that one line  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/05/09 at 5:55 pm



oh yeah.. I skipped that one line  ;D



Hanging around with Howard too long.  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/09 at 5:58 pm



Hanging around with Howard too long.  ;)



Cat



yeah pretty much   ;D




how about play it again sports? do you have one of those?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/05/09 at 6:15 pm



yeah pretty much   ;D




how about play it again sports? do you have one of those?



I have no idea what that is so I don't think I have one.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/05/09 at 6:23 pm



I have no idea what that is so I don't think I have one.  :-Play it Again locations for VT

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/05/09 at 6:53 pm


Play it Again Sports is a consignment shop for used sporting equipment

there's only one in VT so that's probably why you never heard of them Play it Again locations for VT


Warning the Play it Again sports - is EXPENSIVE around here!!!!  They would rather sell you a new one, so they jack all the prices up on used (and they give you nothing for a trade in value - so no one trades them there).

I would check out your newspaper classified online as well - people are always trying to sell things cheap - especially now when they need money!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/05/09 at 7:02 pm


Play it Again Sports is a consignment shop for used sporting equipment

there's only one in VT so that's probably why you never heard of them Play it Again locations for VT





That's quite a distance from here.


Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/05/09 at 10:13 pm

After being totally kaput on this thread for awhile, I have decided to start over again.  I'm up by a few pounds more and it's just not healthy.  So after researching and getting testimonial from friends and other people, I have joined Weight Watchers online.  The website is pretty decent, and there are lots of nifty little tools to play with to figure out how much you should eat every day and what is the best course of action for your body.

So I'll let you know how it goes.  Maybe with someone on my ass and tracking my food intake, I'll actually calm down enough to accomplish what I accomplished six years ago. :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/05/09 at 10:14 pm

To me every pound lost is a pound closer to my mother not insulting me next time we meet together. I'm only capable of losing a pound a week at maximum. As of right now I'm 118 lbs, exactly two pounds lighter than I had intended to be when mother first insulted me!

In closing, yay for me, boo for her.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/05/09 at 10:15 pm


To me every pound lost is a pound closer to my mother not insulting me next time we meet together. I'm only capable of losing a pound a week at maximum. As of right now I'm 118 lbs, exactly two pounds lighter than I had intended to be when mother first insulted me!

In closing, yay for me, boo for her.


Your mom can suck it. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/05/09 at 10:25 pm


To me every pound lost is a pound closer to my mother not insulting me next time we meet together. I'm only capable of losing a pound a week at maximum. As of right now I'm 118 lbs, exactly two pounds lighter than I had intended to be when mother first insulted me!

In closing, yay for me, boo for her.



you are a freaking waif....how could your mom insult you?! :o :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/05/09 at 10:31 pm

On a slightly sensible note, notwithstanding the fact that the winter is freezing my joints up, thanks to Wii Fit I'm actually feeling physically fitter right now than I have done for a long time.

The Wii is saying nice things to me lately. Things like, "Did you know that you have visited me every day for the last two weeks? I have to say I'm flattered!"

I was kicking the ass of that creepy English dude on Wii Fit Boxing yesterday. Literally. Then I went and did some table tilt and I beat my record score!

I also recently discovered how far I have to run in order to get four stars on 30 minute free running - apparently it's 12,000 metres. (Which converts to approximately 13,100 yards). My record? 11,976!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/05/09 at 10:32 pm


you are a freaking waif....how could your mom insult you?! :o :(


I wonder myself. I'm just glad I haven't put any on over Christmas. I get so far into a cycle of comfort eating and looking ridiculous and getting chocolate stains around my mouth as if I'm two years old.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/05/09 at 10:34 pm


I wonder myself. I'm just glad I haven't put any on over Christmas. I get so far into a cycle of comfort eating and looking ridiculous and getting chocolate stains around my mouth as if I'm two years old.



it happens to all of us.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/05/09 at 10:43 pm

Question for y'all to search for me since I'm not sure of the answer myself:

As I previously implied, all distances on Wii Fit in the UK are measured in metres. On the US version, are the same distances (for example, for the running) measured in yards? I assume so...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/06/09 at 11:55 am

I THINK I eat healthy enough, I just need to get off my ass and EXERCISE!!!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/06/09 at 7:46 pm



Bobo... I was going to say we have the same mother...but my mom would throw you all a party if I showed up on her doorstep at 118lbs...hell at this rate she'd be happy with 218  ;D


Sux. I lost 21lbs and she was totally happy about it. Trying to compliment me by saying
- I can't see it in your stomach but it shows in your butt.  ;D 
-Oh when you stand like that your face looks smaller...now you just need to work on the stomach
-Do you want more rice? 
-I made sweet potato pie! 
-Here have a coke....

yeah thanks mom! you're really helping  ::)



anyway- as of today... I am down 4lbs from Jan. 1st....which puts me at one pound lighter than I was when I left for AZ.






Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/07/09 at 10:51 am

I'm gutted  :-\\
Karen sent me a months free trial at Curves (the gym she goes to) with my christmas card. I called the number today only to find my nearest branch closed in november! I can't get to any of the three others in the Oxfordshire area because I don't have a car.  :\'( 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/07/09 at 11:27 am



Bobo... I was going to say we have the same mother...but my mom would throw you all a party if I showed up on her doorstep at 118lbs...hell at this rate she'd be happy with 218  ;D


Sux. I lost 21lbs and she was totally happy about it. Trying to compliment me by saying
- I can't see it in your stomach but it shows in your butt.  ;D 
-Oh when you stand like that your face looks smaller...now you just need to work on the stomach
-Do you want more rice? 
-I made sweet potato pie! 
-Here have a coke....

yeah thanks mom! you're really helping  ::)



anyway- as of today... I am down 4lbs from Jan. 1st....which puts me at one pound lighter than I was when I left for AZ.










Yay, you. Wish I could say the same.  :-\\  Now, I have my sister saying she is really worried about me because my weight is up from the time she saw me in Oct. to Dec.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/07/09 at 1:24 pm



Yay, you. Wish I could say the same.  :-\\  Now, I have my sister saying she is really worried about me because my weight is up from the time she saw me in Oct. to Dec.



Cat


Tell her its your winter coat and to MHOB.  ;) 

Then find a treadmill.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/07/09 at 6:16 pm



Bobo... I was going to say we have the same mother...but my mom would throw you all a party if I showed up on her doorstep at 118lbs...hell at this rate she'd be happy with 218  ;D


Sux. I lost 21lbs and she was totally happy about it. Trying to compliment me by saying
- I can't see it in your stomach but it shows in your butt.  ;D 
-Oh when you stand like that your face looks smaller...now you just need to work on the stomach
-Do you want more rice? 
-I made sweet potato pie! 
-Here have a coke....

yeah thanks mom! you're really helping  ::)


anyway- as of today... I am down 4lbs from Jan. 1st....which puts me at one pound lighter than I was when I left for AZ.




Dang, Q.  Well, I'm proud of you and bet you look fantastic.  And how you feel is even more important.

Bobo, hang in there.  118 is my goal (long way to go--focusing on 5 at a time).  I know this is easier said than done when it comes to our moms, but do the very best you can to tune her out or change the topic.  I know how hard it is, been there done that and I get on her for when she starts on my daughter.  Funny how it is easier to stand up for Micah than myself when it comes to my mom.

Cat, I agree with Q about what to say to your sister, but leave it up to you to decide if you want a treadmill!  :) ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/07/09 at 6:57 pm


Bobo, hang in there.  118 is my goal (long way to go--focusing on 5 at a time).  I know this is easier said than done when it comes to our moms, but do the very best you can to tune her out or change the topic.  I know how hard it is, been there done that and I get on her for when she starts on my daughter.  Funny how it is easier to stand up for Micah than myself when it comes to my mom.


Thank you very much. Me, I can only lose a pound a week, tops, because my body just isn't built for losing weight. Which sucks but there you go.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tia on 01/08/09 at 1:19 pm

http://i44.tinypic.com/b6dh1g.png

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/08/09 at 1:33 pm


I'm gutted  :-\\
Karen sent me a months free trial at Curves (the gym she goes to) with my christmas card. I called the number today only to find my nearest branch closed in november! I can't get to any of the three others in the Oxfordshire area because I don't have a car.  :\'( 


Poop  :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/08/09 at 1:45 pm


http://i44.tinypic.com/b6dh1g.png


You read The Bloggess? :o

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tia on 01/08/09 at 1:47 pm


You read The Bloggess? :o
just discovered it today. she and the comics curmudgeon are engaged in a very entertaining public snit over the humor blog of the year awards.

oh god, the thing where her grandparents' t.v. has heat-sensitive buttons so she has to hold the dog up to it to change channels... i'm CRYin'....  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/08/09 at 1:49 pm


just discovered it today. she and the comics curmudgeon are engaged in a very entertaining public snit over the humor blog of the year awards.

oh god, the thing where her grandparents' t.v. has heat-sensitive buttons so she has to hold the dog up to it to change channels... i'm CRYin'....  ;D


See my response in the LTE. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/08/09 at 5:46 pm


Thank you very much. Me, I can only lose a pound a week, tops, because my body just isn't built for losing weight. Which sucks but there you go.



I don't know how many times I have read/heard that 1 pound a week is the safest, healthiest way to do it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/08/09 at 6:24 pm



I don't know how many times I have read/heard that 1 pound a week is the safest, healthiest way to do it.


If you lose one or two pounds a week then those changes in diet/exercise are likely to be good ones that you can stick with.  The problem with crash dieting is that you don't re-educate yourself so the weight quickly goes back on when you stop making the effort.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/09 at 10:52 pm



I have been watching a ton of weight loss shows

National Body Challenge on Discovery Health
DietTribe on Lifetime
Biggest Loser on NBC....

don't know if its helping but I feel like it keeps my head in the game.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/08/09 at 11:23 pm

So how do you talk to someone who is losing TOO much weight on purpose?  She says she wants to get to a size one, but she's already very small (a size three/four).  She takes diet pills on the sly without her parents knowing.  She rarely eats properly and exercises waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much.  Even though you can see that she is small and slender and perfectly proportioned, all she sees is the (little bit of) fat that stubbornly clings to her belly and she thinks she's a whale.  She won't listen to anyone, won't take the advice that she NEEDS to see a doctor about it (or a therapist).  I'm pretty sure it's the start of anorexia or another eating disorder, because I think she also purges (not vomiting) after eating meals.  I'd hate to put this issue on her parents (not because she'd hate me , but because they hate dealing with any issues that pop up and they don't take well to problems), but I'm 100% positive after talking with some people tonight about her that the things I listed above are ongoing and a cause for major concern.

By the way, she lives in California, so I'm really at a loss as to what to do to help her when I'm out here, because if I were there, I'd be dragging her ass to a therapist or support meetings or a doctor or something.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/08/09 at 11:30 pm


So how do you talk to someone who is losing TOO much weight on purpose?  She says she wants to get to a size one, but she's already very small (a size three/four).  She takes diet pills on the sly without her parents knowing.  She rarely eats properly and exercises waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much.  Even though you can see that she is small and slender and perfectly proportioned, all she sees is the (little bit of) fat that stubbornly clings to her belly and she thinks she's a whale.  She won't listen to anyone, won't take the advice that she NEEDS to see a doctor about it (or a therapist).  I'm pretty sure it's the start of anorexia or another eating disorder, because I think she also purges (not vomiting) after eating meals.  I'd hate to put this issue on her parents (not because she'd hate me , but because they hate dealing with any issues that pop up and they don't take well to problems), but I'm 100% positive after talking with some people tonight about her that the things I listed above are ongoing and a cause for major concern.

By the way, she lives in California, so I'm really at a loss as to what to do to help her when I'm out here, because if I were there, I'd be dragging her ass to a therapist or support meetings or a doctor or something.


that's a hard one because of course when she looks in the mirror she sees fat (even though its not there) and you see bone.  Unfortunately I don't know what to say- because until she can see herself for what she is she will not be willing to change.

You know how in your head you feel about 100lbs lighter than you are? Well at least in my head I do. I can still see myself (on the inside) as a size 14/16... I haven't seen size 14 in about 15 years...  but then you pass a mirror and you're like WHO THE F**K IS THAT? CRAP WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?

I'm guessing its the opposite for her...in her head she sees the old her and can't get past that image....even when she looks in the mirror.

I just had this discussion with a friend of mine.. We have a friend in common (All three of us used to live in the same town and the two of them went to college together) anyway- now we're all on facebook... and I saw my friends pic- she lost a TON of weight but still thinks she's fat and wants to lose more before her reunion... I can't believe she has any more weight to lose but don't know how to tell her the way she looks right now scares me.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/09/09 at 1:16 pm


Poop  :(
I know it sucks.  :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 01/09/09 at 4:08 pm

I just burned another 45 mins on wii fit!
My abs are killing me.

The only balance games I played today though were the 6 mins of boxing, 10 minutes of step and then regular hula hoop. Everything else was strength and yoga training! oOo and I found myself in a fit of giggles over the 'backwards dog' ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/09/09 at 4:10 pm

I ache too much from chipping ice to go on the wii fit or to the gym.  :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/09 at 5:19 pm


I just burned another 45 mins on wii fit!
My abs are killing me.

The only balance games I played today though were the 6 mins of boxing, 10 minutes of step and then regular hula hoop. Everything else was strength and yoga training! oOo and I found myself in a fit of giggles over the 'backwards dog' ;D ;D ;D



now I'm gonna have to see if I've unlocked backwards dog... I haven't done a ton of the yoga stuff because of space limitations but I think I resolved that issue last night.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/09/09 at 6:23 pm

Just got off the phone with my sister who was nagging me about working out.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/09 at 6:25 pm


Just got off the phone with my sister who was nagging me about working out.  :-[



Cat


tell carlos to buy you a wii... tell your sis to MYOB...sorry but the nagging just pisses me off... now I'm starting to take it personally  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/09/09 at 6:27 pm


tell carlos to buy you a wii... tell your sis to MYOB...sorry but the nagging just pisses me off... now I'm starting to take it personally  ;)



Carlos buy me a Wii when he won't buy me an exercise bike?

BTW, Sis game me ammo (and permission) to nag her about other things.  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/09 at 7:13 pm



Carlos buy me a Wii when he won't buy me an exercise bike?

BTW, Sis game me ammo (and permission) to nag her about other things.  ;)



Cat


show him the youtube video of a girl hula hooping and he'll totally change his mind.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/09/09 at 8:23 pm



Carlos buy me a Wii when he won't buy me an exercise bike?

BTW, Sis game me ammo (and permission) to nag her about other things.  ;)



Cat


We could all nag him for you here on the boards!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/09 at 8:28 pm


We could all nag him for you here on the boards!


I'm in!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/12/09 at 11:24 am

I joined Weight Watchers Monday night.  I weighed myself this morning.  Did I lose weight?














































I did. 5.2 pounds. :D  I know it's probably water weight, but seeing the scale move DOWN is an awesome feeling.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 01/12/09 at 11:25 am


I joined Weight Watchers Monday night.  I weighed myself this morning.  Did I lose weight?

I did. 5.2 pounds. :D  I know it's probably water weight, but seeing the scale move DOWN is an awesome feeling.


Awesome Jess!!

Like I told you - wii fitting daily and I have gained weight! >:(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/12/09 at 2:03 pm


I joined Weight Watchers Monday night.  I weighed myself this morning.  Did I lose weight?


I did. 5.2 pounds. :D  I know it's probably water weight, but seeing the scale move DOWN is an awesome feeling.



congrats, Jess! Keep up the great work. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/12/09 at 2:18 pm

Thank you thank you!  I'm pretty sure it is just the water weight, but I'll take what I can get! ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 01/12/09 at 2:43 pm

Down is down.

Congrats, Jess. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 2:54 pm


I joined Weight Watchers Monday night.  I weighed myself this morning.  Did I lose weight?














































I did. 5.2 pounds. :D  I know it's probably water weight, but seeing the scale move DOWN is an awesome feeling.




That's AMAZING Jessica!

How many points do you get a day?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 2:55 pm


Awesome Jess!!

Like I told you - wii fitting daily and I have gained weight! >:(


muscle Tam... you've gained muscle!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 4:01 pm


I joined Weight Watchers Monday night.  I weighed myself this morning.  Did I lose weight?














































I did. 5.2 pounds. :D  I know it's probably water weight, but seeing the scale move DOWN is an awesome feeling.
I joined weight watchers tooo, but I did not loose a thing :\'(























Apparently writing the check and getting the books, does not make you loose weight :-\\ :-\\ :-\\








:-[




Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/12/09 at 4:16 pm

My new exercise program.  ;D ;D ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRDGBpEqLfs


Go ahead. I DARE ya to keep still.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 5:07 pm


I joined weight watchers tooo, but I did not loose a thing :\'(






















Apparently writing the check and getting the books, does not make you loose weight :-\\ :-\\ :-\\








:-[











you did lose something tho....



















sounds to me like you lost some money



Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 5:15 pm






you did lose something tho....



















sounds to me like you lost some money




Karma to you, you smarta-- ;)


;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 5:17 pm


Karma to you, you smarta-- ;)


;D ;D ;D



just trying to make you feel bette.... oops  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/12/09 at 5:42 pm


Thank you thank you!  I'm pretty sure it is just the water weight, but I'll take what I can get! ;D



Doesn't matter, you lost! Be proud of yourself and keep up the good work.  I'm waiting for word on when our semester long program starts and trying to figure out a work out schedule.  I've gotta call Curves and see what their hours are as well as set up the first meeting to go over things.  I'm excited to start even though I'm not looking forward to that first step on the scale.  Congratulations, Jess.   

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 6:18 pm


I joined Weight Watchers Monday night.  I weighed myself this morning.  Did I lose weight?














































I did. 5.2 pounds. :D  I know it's probably water weight, but seeing the scale move DOWN is an awesome feeling.
OH YEAH - I got onto my own Weight Watcher's story and I forgot to congratulate you!!!!!  Good Job, doesn't matter if it is water or eyelashes - YOU WEIGH LESS THAN YOU DID A WHILE AGO!!!  Good job, you have more self control than me- my downfall right now  :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 6:21 pm


and just how much does an eyelash weigh anyway?

I'm totally losing several of them daily.... YAY ME!


;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 6:39 pm


and just how much does an eyelash weigh anyway?

I'm totally losing several of them daily.... YAY ME!


;D
Man you are quite sassy tonight ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/12/09 at 7:01 pm


OH YEAH - I got onto my own Weight Watcher's story and I forgot to congratulate you!!!!!  Good Job, doesn't matter if it is water or eyelashes - YOU WEIGH LESS THAN YOU DID A WHILE AGO!!!  Good job, you have more self control than me- my downfall right now  :-\\


Did you do the online version of WW or the meetings one?  I hate interacting with other people, so I opted to do the program online with the nifty points tracker and everything.

Snoz- I get 44 points a day, and a 35 point allowance each week (to splurge on).  It was astonishing (and slightly humiliating to myself) to see how much I ate in points each day.  So I curbed that, and bought a bunch of fruit to snack on.  Now if only I can get myself to like vegetables a bit more....

I did use all my allowance points this past week, but only because I got drunk on Saturday, and each drink was like 2 or 3 points. :o

This is sort of an example on how I cut down on points and stuff:
Sunday morning, I made turkey bacon, eggs, and pancakes for everyone.  I didn't eat pancakes, and I scrambled egg whites for myself, so I could eat extra bacon (which is like a point per slice because it's only turkey bacon).  So I still got full, but didn't pig out.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/12/09 at 7:08 pm


Did you do the online version of WW or the meetings one?  I hate interacting with other people, so I opted to do the program online with the nifty points tracker and everything.

Snoz- I get 44 points a day, and a 35 point allowance each week (to splurge on).  It was astonishing (and slightly humiliating to myself) to see how much I ate in points each day.  So I curbed that, and bought a bunch of fruit to snack on.  Now if only I can get myself to like vegetables a bit more....

I did use all my allowance points this past week, but only because I got drunk on Saturday, and each drink was like 2 or 3 points. :o

This is sort of an example on how I cut down on points and stuff:
Sunday morning, I made turkey bacon, eggs, and pancakes for everyone.  I didn't eat pancakes, and I scrambled egg whites for myself, so I could eat extra bacon (which is like a point per slice because it's only turkey bacon).  So I still got full, but didn't pig out.


Congrats on the weight loss Jess.  Keep it up!

Perhaps you need to find new ways to prepare and cook vegetables.  What vegetables do you currently like?  What have you never tried?  What don't you like (and why)?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/12/09 at 7:22 pm


Congrats on the weight loss Jess.  Keep it up!

Perhaps you need to find new ways to prepare and cook vegetables.  What vegetables do you currently like?  What have you never tried?  What don't you like (and why)?


That's the weird thing.  There are only a few veggies that I dislike (green beans, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts....the taste of them makes me gag), but I somehow just don't get around to eating them or making them enough.  I do have frozen mixed veggies (that I usually make stir fry with) and cans of sweet corn (which I usually make with meatloaf or turkey), I just don't make them.  Weird, right?

I made sweet and sour pork tonight though, and made sure I added plenty of bell peppers and onions to it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 7:28 pm


Did you do the online version of WW or the meetings one?  I hate interacting with other people, so I opted to do the program online with the nifty points tracker and everything.

Snoz- I get 44 points a day, and a 35 point allowance each week (to splurge on).  It was astonishing (and slightly humiliating to myself) to see how much I ate in points each day.  So I curbed that, and bought a bunch of fruit to snack on.  Now if only I can get myself to like vegetables a bit more....

I did use all my allowance points this past week, but only because I got drunk on Saturday, and each drink was like 2 or 3 points. :o

This is sort of an example on how I cut down on points and stuff:
Sunday morning, I made turkey bacon, eggs, and pancakes for everyone.  I didn't eat pancakes, and I scrambled egg whites for myself, so I could eat extra bacon (which is like a point per slice because it's only turkey bacon).  So I still got full, but didn't pig out.
I did a meeting (it was through the school I teach at)... Problem, it was after school program (easy to get too), but no one to look after kids (DO YOU KNOW WHAT TEACHERS LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU BRING KIDS TO A AFTER SCHOOL MEETING??? something like >:()  So I went to maybe 1 meeting :-\\  Not as convenient as I thought it would be :-[

I often looked at the online version, but I was not too sure about it?  I am also looking at Nutri-system (I am thinking this is great - expensive though; but I would not have to make seperate meals for me and then the kids and the husband???

I used to have will power, now I must be making up for all those years of self deprivation (now if I want something, I WANT IT :o)....  Need to try and get some psychiatric help with that???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/12/09 at 7:47 pm

Don't do any sytem that involves eating differently to the rest of the family.  You can all eat healthily together and you won't feel you are 'depriving' yourself.  Use a smaller plate to trick yourself a little, smaller piece of meat, load up with veggies or salad items.  (actually I use salad to mean soemthing slightly different to the way it seems to be used here in the US  :-\\ )


That's the weird thing.  There are only a few veggies that I dislike (green beans, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts....the taste of them makes me gag), but I somehow just don't get around to eating them or making them enough.  I do have frozen mixed veggies (that I usually make stir fry with) and cans of sweet corn (which I usually make with meatloaf or turkey), I just don't make them.  Weird, right?

I made sweet and sour pork tonight though, and made sure I added plenty of bell peppers and onions to it.


Hmm, I usually aim to have at least two vegetables with our main meal.  Carrots stir fry quite well, as does brocolli.  I don't think I've ever cooked meatloaf but my mum just served it with potaoes and maybe carrots and peas.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/12/09 at 7:58 pm



Carlos buy me a Wii when he won't buy me an exercise bike?

BTW, Sis game me ammo (and permission) to nag her about other things.  ;)



Cat


I was thinking about this when I was out chipping ice this afternoon.  There is a connection, trust me!

In the man rules thread snoz said something about men liking noisy tools and you mentioned how pleased Carlos was with the snow blower.  So perhaps you need to get an exercise bike and retro fit something akin to the football cards against the spokes 'motorbike' effect.  An exercise bike that makes noises the harder you work on it - sounds like a 'man' toy to me!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 7:59 pm


is ketchup a veggie? That's what I have with Meatloaf  ;D


I'm with you Jess.. I hate califlower and brussel sprouts.

I love green beans but have a bad habit of making it with sugar.

I love peas but feel the need to eat the whole can. Its more expensive but I started buying the single serve cans of lesur peas (my fav)

I also eat tons of frozen spinach... I just need to get off the rice.. the rice is killing me!


I hate cooking tho. I wish someone would cook for me



Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 8:00 pm


Don't do any sytem that involves eating differently to the rest of the family.  You can all eat healthily together and you won't feel you are 'depriving' yourself.  Use a smaller plate to trick yourself a little, smaller piece of meat, load up with veggies or salad items.  (actually I use salad to mean soemthing slightly different to the way it seems to be used here in the US  :-\\ )

Hmm, I usually aim to have at least two vegetables with our main meal.  Carrots stir fry quite well, as does brocolli.  I don't think I've ever cooked meatloaf but my mum just served it with potaoes and maybe carrots and peas.
My kids are underweight (apparently I do not give them enough junk food  ;D they get very little we do not have it around the house)- they are to have whole milk and casseroles with "full" calories.  They get all the fruits, vegetables, cheese and yogurt they can eat.  So I guess I am doomed to cooking different meals (plus our freezer is full of beef and pork, with some chicken breasts, and lots of fish).  I can not buy "turkey bacon" as I have 50lbs of real bacon in the fridge - same with "turkey burger."  We get our meat from our own herds (AND we don't have turkeys :-\\ :-\\ :-\\)

Funny thing -I LOVE SALAD BARS; but hate making salad :P All the chopping, I buy the stuff and it all goes bad - That's it I feel hopeless. It was sooo much easier when I lived in town, went and got salad bar or sandwhich every day.  Now I live in the middle of nowhere and I have school lunch (no salad bar or deli) or bring my own frozen dinner (the school I teach at is in the middle of cornfields - no town around)  :-\\ :-\\ :-\\  I miss civilization ;)

I got to figure out something :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 8:02 pm


I was thinking about this when I was out chipping ice this afternoon.  There is a connection, trust me!

In the man rules thread snoz said something about men liking noisy tools and you mentioned how pleased Carlos was with the snow blower.  So perhaps you need to get an exercise bike and retro fit something akin to the football cards against the spokes 'motorbike' effect.  An exercise bike that makes noises the harder you work on it - sounds like a 'man' toy to me!
Now that deserves Karma ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 8:02 pm


My kids are underweight (apparently I do not give them enough junk food  ;D they get very little we do not have it around the house)- they are to have whole milk and casseroles with "full" calories.  They get all the fruits, vegetables, cheese and yogurt they can eat.  So I guess I am doomed to cooking different meals (plus our freezer is full of beef and pork, with some chicken breasts, and lots of fish).  I can not buy "turkey bacon" as I have 50lbs of real bacon in the fridge - same with "turkey burger."  We get our meat from our own herds (AND we don't have turkeys :-\\ :-\\ :-\\)

Funny thing -I LOVE SALAD BARS; but hate making salad :P All the chopping, I buy the stuff and it all goes bad - That's it I feel hopeless. It was sooo much easier when I lived in town, went and got salad bar or sandwhich every day.  Now I live in the middle of nowhere and I have school lunch (no salad bar or deli) or bring my own frozen dinner (the school I teach at is in the middle of cornfields - no town around)   :-\\ :-\\ :-\\  I miss civilization ;)

I got to figure out something :-[


50 lbs of bacon?   Do I need to send you my address again?

um  I was skinny until I graduated high school

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 8:03 pm


50 lbs of bacon?   Do I need to send you my address again?

um  I was skinny until I graduated high school



oh and who makes salad?  I just buy that dole's bagged stuff IT's great and you can get it at Costco for like $1.99

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/12/09 at 8:03 pm


I was thinking about this when I was out chipping ice this afternoon.  There is a connection, trust me!

In the man rules thread snoz said something about men liking noisy tools and you mentioned how pleased Carlos was with the snow blower.  So perhaps you need to get an exercise bike and retro fit something akin to the football cards against the spokes 'motorbike' effect.  An exercise bike that makes noises the harder you work on it - sounds like a 'man' toy to me!



Too funny. I actually convinced him that we should get one but his condition IF we can get one CHEAP!!! Mind you, it doesn't matter that it is MY money that I'm willing to pay it with. Men, you can't live with them and you can't shoot them.  ::)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 8:11 pm


oh and who makes salad?  I just buy that dole's bagged stuff IT's great and you can get it at Costco for like $1.99
No Costco - I tell you - not civilized here (but we have the Heinz company in the next town over - they make Ketchup)....  I do have 50#'s of Bacon though - let alone the pork chops, loins, roasts, T-Bones, Sirloins, Minute-Steaks (and so on and so forth)....  We do not have to worry about protein here.

I love most vegetable cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts (along with Beets, Broccoli, and Asparagus)- Hate canned peas, and spinach (I do like fresh spinach salads), and LIMA/Butter Beans 8-P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 8:22 pm


No Costco - I tell you - not civilized here (but we have the Heinz company in the next town over - they make Ketchup)....  I do have 50#'s of Bacon though - let alone the pork chops, loins, roasts, T-Bones, Sirloins, Minute-Steaks (and so on and so forth)....  We do not have to worry about protein here.

I love most vegetable cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts (along with Beets, Broccoli, and Asparagus)- Hate canned peas, and spinach (I do like fresh spinach salads), and LIMA/Butter Beans 8-P





so I assume you have my address since you didn't ask for it... feel free to ship it C.O.D.

;D



snow and no Costco... I COULD NOT LIVE THERE!



Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 8:28 pm



so I assume you have my address since you didn't ask for it... feel free to ship it C.O.D.

;D



snow and no Costco... I COULD NOT LIVE THERE!




But WHO'S Got the Bacon Baby ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 8:39 pm


But WHO'S Got the Bacon Baby ;D ;D ;D


touche


I am currently eating Healthy Choice Chicken and Rice Soup (Hey Sami I got it at Costco too  :P )

I'm not a big fan of soup but this is pretty good.

110 cals (well 220 because I'll polish off the can myself)

1.5 grams of fat (3)
17  carbs (34)
7 gms protein (14)


not bad.... better than what I usually eat... plus two minutes in the microwave SCORE!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/12/09 at 9:07 pm

Willpower?  Self-control?  Completely foreign terms, but 2 that I would really like to get on better terms with ;)

I agree, veggies are great...it's the preparation that discourages me.  I have been known to make a dinner out of sauteed green peppers and onions (use Pam non-stick spray).  There are very few I don't care for (lima beans, brussel sprouts, beets among them).

I think you have motivated me to do a veggie dinner tomorrow night.  Thank you, ladies!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 9:10 pm


Willpower?  Self-control?  Completely foreign terms, but 2 that I would really like to get on better terms with ;)

I agree, veggies are great...it's the preparation that discourages me.  I have been known to make a dinner out of sauteed green peppers and onions (use Pam non-stick spray).  There are very few I don't care for (lima beans, brussel sprouts, beets among them).

I think you have motivated me to do a veggie dinner tomorrow night.  Thank you, ladies!


rice has been a staple in my diet from childhood my mom made it the base of almost every meal she cooked so I do too... The other day tho- instead of rice and salmon I had rice and spinach.... it was really good.


Oh and I have taken to using brown rice (most of the time) tho some things still taste better with white rice

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/12/09 at 9:19 pm


rice has been a staple in my diet from childhood my mom made it the base of almost every meal she cooked so I do too... The other day tho- instead of rice and salmon I had rice and spinach.... it was really good.


Oh and I have taken to using brown rice (most of the time) tho some things still taste better with white rice



Do you need to cook brown rice any differently than white?  Maybe I should give it a try.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 01/12/09 at 9:22 pm


Do you need to cook brown rice any differently than white?  Maybe I should give it a try.


The only thing I have noticed with brown rice is that I need to rinse it off more before I cook it in the rice cooker... :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/12/09 at 9:31 pm

The Schwan man has prepared brown rice - I just have to microwave  :)

er???


That's lazy isn't it :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/12/09 at 9:44 pm


The Schwan man has prepared brown rice - I just have to microwave  :)

er???


That's lazy isn't it :-[


That's how I'd do it, given the option!  I don't own a rice cooker  :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 9:57 pm


The only thing I have noticed with brown rice is that I need to rinse it off more before I cook it in the rice cooker... :-\\



er.. you're supposed to rinse rice?  hmm never knew that.... oh well

I only use a rice cooker... I add just a tad bit more water and cook it a little longer. that way its not so ..... chewy.

I like it

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/12/09 at 9:58 pm

I think you have to boil brown rice for about half as much again as white rice.  I ususally use white basmati rice - my kids don't like brown rice

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 9:59 pm



I think you have to boil brown rice for about half as much again as white rice.  I ususally use white basmati rice - my kids don't like brown rice



Take paul benedict guy (the neighbor on the Jeffersons) said this when he was playing the teacher in Willy Wonka....

but I digress... sorry I was having a wonka moment!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/12/09 at 10:06 pm


Take paul benedict guy (the neighbor on the Jeffersons) said this when he was playing the teacher in Willy Wonka....

but I digress... sorry I was having a wonka moment!  ;D



what? ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 01/12/09 at 10:11 pm


Take paul benedict guy (the neighbor on the Jeffersons) said this when he was playing the teacher in Willy Wonka....



You might want to smack me for this, but Paul Benedict wasn't the teacher...it was David Battley

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0061543/

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 10:13 pm



what? ???



take was supposed to be that... I was all excited about Willy Wonka..


Half as much again.. I assume its a britsh thing... the only other time I've ever heard it was in Willy Wonka...when you typed it you sent me back... sorry


:-
I wipe my own ass! I WIPE MY OWN ASS!


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 10:15 pm


You might want to smack me for this, but Paul Benedict wasn't the teacher...it was David Battley

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0061543/


smack... aw well he looked like paul benedict...


anyway its the britishness of it all that strikes me  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 01/12/09 at 10:15 pm



er.. you're supposed to rinse rice?  hmm never knew that.... oh well

I only use a rice cooker... I add just a tad bit more water and cook it a little longer. that way its not so ..... chewy.

I like it



Yes Darlin', you rinse it until the water runs as clear as you can get it to get the extra starch and other crap off of it. And then when you use the rice cooker, the starch doesn't all bubble to the top and coat the rice with the extra sticky stuff. ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 10:18 pm


Yes Darlin', you rinse it until the water runs as clear as you can get it to get the extra starch and other crap off of it. And then when you use the rice cooker, the starch doesn't all bubble to the top and coat the rice with the extra sticky stuff. ;)



holy crap... now you tell me..I thought that sticky stuff was a normal side effect of cooking rice...

I think I want to go home now  :-\\  I feel like an idiot...

did I mention I hate cooking?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 01/12/09 at 10:19 pm



holy crap... now you tell me..I thought that sticky stuff was a normal side effect of cooking rice...

I think I want to go home now  :-\\  I feel like an idiot...

did I mention I hate cooking?




Please don't feel like an idiot! I didn't realize it either until friends of ours from Hawaii let us in on the little secret. My mom just always boiled the crap out of the rice on the stove, so I didn't know, and I asked her and she didn't know... so I guess it is a secret they only let a few people in on... ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 10:23 pm


Please don't feel like an idiot! I didn't realize it either until friends of ours from Hawaii let us in on the little secret. My mom just always boiled the crap out of the rice on the stove, so I didn't know, and I asked her and she didn't know... so I guess it is a secret they only let a few people in on... ;)


hey can I blame the extra starch for making me fat?  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 01/12/09 at 10:25 pm


hey can I blame the extra starch for making me fat?  ;D


Sounds like a good defense to me! ;) 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 01/12/09 at 11:05 pm



holy crap... now you tell me..I thought that sticky stuff was a normal side effect of cooking rice...

I think I want to go home now  :-\\  I feel like an idiot...

did I mention I hate cooking?




Don't feel like an idiot.  I had no clue you were supposed to wash rice either until I married...err....Rice. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/09 at 11:43 pm


Don't feel like an idiot.  I had no clue you were supposed to wash rice either until I married...err....Rice. :D


;D

did your rice come with instructions?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/13/09 at 12:00 am


Don't feel like an idiot.  I had no clue you were supposed to wash rice either until I married...err....Rice. :D


kinky.  :D  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/09 at 2:59 am



so I just kicked ass on the fit... oops wrong thread... going to the Wii questions thread ... find me!

;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 01/13/09 at 7:12 am

I found this fantastic website.  It has a diet calculator that you plug in your height, weight, sex, age, level of activity,  and then how much weight you want to lose and how quickly.  It tells you how many calories you should eat, gives menus allowing for substitutions so that you can hit your target.  It has heart rate calculators, exersize and fitness links.  A lot of the stuff is video so you don't have to sit there and read a long winded explanation on a computer screen. Worth a look.  ;)

www.globalrph.com/miscellaneous.htm

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/13/09 at 5:42 pm


I think you have to boil brown rice for about half as much again as white rice.  I ususally use white basmati rice - my kids don't like brown rice



And if I hadn't seen a ready to heat meal at the store yesterday, I wouldn't have a clue what basmati rice is! lol  Thanks for the tip.
I found this fantastic website.  It has a diet calculator that you plug in your height, weight, sex, age, level of activity,  and then how much weight you want to lose and how quickly.  It tells you how many calories you should eat, gives menus allowing for substitutions so that you can hit your target.  It has heart rate calculators, exersize and fitness links.  A lot of the stuff is video so you don't have to sit there and read a long winded explanation on a computer screen. Worth a look.   ;)

www.globalrph.com/miscellaneous.htm


Def. need to check that out.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/09 at 7:03 pm


I found this fantastic website.  It has a diet calculator that you plug in your height, weight, sex, age, level of activity,  and then how much weight you want to lose and how quickly.  It tells you how many calories you should eat, gives menus allowing for substitutions so that you can hit your target.  It has heart rate calculators, exersize and fitness links.  A lot of the stuff is video so you don't have to sit there and read a long winded explanation on a computer screen. Worth a look.  ;)

www.globalrph.com/miscellaneous.htm
It needs to know if you had sex or not???? Does that have to do with the calories you use?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/13/09 at 7:08 pm


It needs to know if you had sex or not???? Does that have to do with the calories you use?



;D  think "gender", but from what I hear, if you do it right you can burn a lot of calories ;) 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/09 at 7:26 pm




It needs to know if you had sex or not???? Does that have to do with the calories you use?





;D  think "gender", but from what I hear, if you do it right you can burn a lot of calories ;) 



ya beat me to it!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/09 at 7:28 pm



;D  think "gender", but from what I hear, if you do it right you can burn a lot of calories ;) 
OMG (smak's head) I think I need to go to bed now :-[

I have been all day with a bunch of high schoolers - you cannot speak the word sex, or you have hormones flying all over the place - no matter how you meant it.....

I'm done now :o


;D

It is sort of funny though ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/09 at 7:33 pm


OMG (smak's head) I think I need to go to bed now :-http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww132/mardaokansi/smilies/smackforehead.gif


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/Eric_HK/smack_forehead_ani.gif


http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm175/sffaith/mad0218.gif


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f141/ah-bee/fing20.gif


http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u207/Jackie_1947/Smileysmackforehead.gif




Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/09 at 7:36 pm



thought maybe you could use these...go ahead take your pick!  ;D

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww132/mardaokansi/smilies/smackforehead.gif


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d158/Eric_HK/smack_forehead_ani.gif


http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm175/sffaith/mad0218.gif


http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f141/ah-bee/fing20.gif


http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u207/Jackie_1947/Smileysmackforehead.gif





Thank's I needed that  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/09 at 7:38 pm


 
glad to be of assistance  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/13/09 at 7:39 pm


OMG (smak's head) I think I need to go to bed now :-

ya beat me to it!  ;D



Bout time!  I'm usually 2 posts behind you!!!!!   ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/09 at 7:43 pm




Truth of the matter is that I almost didn't reply to your post because I thought you were just being cute.  :)  And college students are the same as high schoolers in that regard, so I know from whence you come.  I hope you didn't think I was putting you down, because I really didn't mean it that way at all!

Bout time!  I'm usually 2 posts behind you!!!!!   ;D



sami can take it... she's funny... like us!



So I tried Danoot's calculator thingy...whoo hoo I can eat 1800 hundreds calories a day...course that means I have to trim down from the 3000 I currently eat  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/13/09 at 7:57 pm


Truth of the matter is that I almost didn't reply to your post because I thought you were just being cute.  :)  And college students are the same as high schoolers in that regard, so I know from whence you come.  I hope you didn't think I was putting you down, because I really didn't mean it that way at all!

Bout time!  I'm usually 2 posts behind you!!!!!  ;D
LOL Did not think you meant it any more way than it was (shrugs shoulders)

I do not know where my head was; not reading thoroughly I can tell ya -


I found this fantastic website.  It has a diet calculator that you plug in your height, weight, sex, age, level of activity,  and then how much weight you want to lose and how quickly.  It tells you how many calories you should eat, gives menus allowing for substitutions so that you can hit your target.  It has heart rate calculators, exersize and fitness links.  A lot of the stuff is video so you don't have to sit there and read a long winded explanation on a computer screen. Worth a look.  ;)

www.globalrph.com/miscellaneous.htm
I think I read sex and level of activity and combined the two, and though "that's mighty personal" damn it must be accurate :o :o :o


Still funny ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/13/09 at 8:03 pm


LOL Did not think you meant it any more way than it was (shrugs shoulders)

I do not know where my head was; not reading thoroughly I can tell ya -
I think I read sex and level of activity and combined the two, and though "that's mighty personal" damn it must be accurate :o :o :o


Still funny ;D


It is and you're great!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/14/09 at 6:19 pm

I'm sorry, but I just have to share this........

You know how you will know the date but not pay much attention to it?  I was walking to the Rock for lunch and it hit me that a year ago today (roughly), I started my first serious weight loss program (the FSU Biggest Losers Buddies).  I have been in one every semester since then.  We all know that I've had more gains than losses unfortunately, but something struck me today.  The last time I weighed myself, the scale said _____ (not ready to give specifics).  It is more than I want to/should weigh and it is over the current "magic number" (I actually got way below it in June), but the good news:  even with as high as it is, it is still approximately 7 pounds less than what I weighed at this time last year (I didn't weigh today and yesterday was 2/10 of a pound higher than last weigh in, but still 7 lb loss).

I was so excited.  Still no news about this semester's program.  I am also feeling that I can start Curves, so I am going to call and make that first appointment.  I am really looking forward to it.

Here's to all of us having a healthier, good year full of lots of successes.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/14/09 at 6:22 pm



that's fantastic news!  anytime its less its a good thing!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/14/09 at 6:23 pm


I'm sorry, but I just have to share this........

You know how you will know the date but not pay much attention to it?  I was walking to the Rock for lunch and it hit me that a year ago today (roughly), I started my first serious weight loss program (the FSU Biggest Losers Buddies).  I have been in one every semester since then.  We all know that I've had more gains than losses unfortunately, but something struck me today.  The last time I weighed myself, the scale said _____ (not ready to give specifics).  It is more than I want to/should weigh and it is over the current "magic number" (I actually got way below it in June), but the good news:  even with as high as it is, it is still approximately 7 pounds less than what I weighed at this time last year (I didn't weigh today and yesterday was 2/10 of a pound higher than last weigh in, but still 7 lb loss).

I was so excited.  Still no news about this semester's program.  I am also feeling that I can start Curves, so I am going to call and make that first appointment.  I am really looking forward to it.

Here's to all of us having a healthier, good year full of lots of successes.
Congratulations ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 3:35 am


so I went to Trader Joe's today to buy healthier food.... as I told someone in a pm.. I didn't necessarily buy healthy food but what I bought was healthier than my normal fair.

I also managed to really watch my intake today...which is huge. I did slip a little and give my self a dew...but it was a small glass and I did not go back for seconds.


I also skipped the wii fit today but I supplimented with my Tae Bo tape..the easy one not the boot camp one that kicked my ass... fingers crossed my middle number should be different in the morning... if not this morning then tomorrow morning for sure.. I was only a pound and a half away from changing that middle number.



Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/15/09 at 7:00 am


I think I read sex and level of activity and combined the two, and though "that's mighty personal" damn it must be accurate :o :o :o


Still funny ;D
I'd say that is more an indication of where YOUR mind is at!  ;D

The thing I am having to retrain myself with is portion size. I do keep dishing out two equal plates of food and I definatly do not need to eat as much as Himself(who can eat for England without gaining a pound). Who incidentally is complaining he has put weight on over christmas. He is like a stick with a slight bump in the middle, He weighs less than me and wears smaller clothes than me, sometimes I hate him *SIGH*

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/15/09 at 7:15 am

Gis

I had the same problem when I first got married - I started eating as much as Dai did.  It was only when I went around to my parents for Sunday lunch that I realised how much more I'd been eating compared to what my mum dished up for me!

I switched to a smaller plate and try hard to watch how much I serve myself.  For a while Dai commented I was just serving him larger portions rather than less for myself!  Now I am usually pretty good at not over-doing it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/09 at 7:59 am

Portion control is a big part of my problem, too. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/15/09 at 8:06 am

You can buy plates with the portion sizes printed on them like this

http://www.theportionplate.com/Enlarged-Adult-Plate.gif

I know Curves does one as well - but I couldn't find an image on-line - and I expect Weight Watchers probably have their own design

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/15/09 at 8:08 am


Portion control is a big part of my problem, too. 
Do you find you cook too much and then don't want to waste it? I need to cook less too.  :-\\

karen thanks for the tip on plate size, we need to get some new dinner plates at some point soon so I think I will invest in two sizes.
Cool plate but it doesn't say anything about chips!  ;D I'd probably be outraged at the size of the portion they would suggest.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/15/09 at 8:11 am


Do you find you cook too much and then don't want to waste it? I need to cook less too.  :-\\



When preparing vegetables I try to count how many pieces of potato we will need, estimate (by putting them in little piles) the other vegetables and buy the amount of meat I know we will eat.  Of course if there is a bit over I have it for lunch the next day now I am at home.  I sometimes did that at work because I had access to a microwave but that might not be as easy for you?  Otherwise we occasionally had a meal of leftovers for Saturday lunch!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/09 at 8:24 am


Do you find you cook too much and then don't want to waste it? I need to cook less too.  :-\\




Exactly.  I don't like to put leftovers in the fridge because they rarely get eaten.  I need to cook less as well. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/15/09 at 10:37 am

*victory dance* I've reached my target weight! What do I do next?!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/15/09 at 10:42 am


*victory dance* I've reached my target weight! What do I do next?!


celebrate by treating yourself to a non-food item that you've always wanted! You deserve it! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/15/09 at 10:43 am


*victory dance* I've reached my target weight! What do I do next?!


Congratulations Bobo

Celebrate with a glass of water and a low fat cookie!



Now the trick is to try and maintain this by trying to keep up the activities and keeping the calorie intake level.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/15/09 at 10:45 am

I've been getting my butt kicked by Jillian Michaels (trainer on The Biggest Loser) via her 30 day Shred workout DVD. It is a short workout...but the girl doesn't let you rest at all...she kicks your butt good. I feel really good because the other day I was shopping and I found a really cute pair of jeans that happened to be a size smaller than I wear now..but they were too cute to pass up, so I bought them. I brought them home, tried them on...and THEY FIT ME!!! :)  I was so excited! I haven't fit into this particular size in YEARS!  I am still at around 53 lbs..I haven't lost anymore yet...but I am going to keep on pressing through....I'm bound to start losing again soon. I just can't give up this time! :)

Congrats to all of you guys..and keep up the awesome work! It feels so good to get fit. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/15/09 at 10:49 am


celebrate by treating yourself to a non-food item that you've always wanted! You deserve it! :)


That just opens a can of worms... Mmmm...can of worms

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/15/09 at 10:50 am


That just opens a can of worms... Mmmm...can of worms



hahahaa! ;D But seriously...someone told me once that it is a cool idea to set goals and once you reach those particular goals...to reward yourself with someone really cool...something that you've wanted for a long time.  Congrats Bobo..I'm proud of ya! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/15/09 at 11:12 am

For all of you who have lost weight: You suck Congrats!


Ok, yeah, I was being factious there-but seriously, congrats to all and keep up the good work. Hopefully, soon I can brag how much I lost instead of cringing about the fact that I have gained more.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/09 at 11:14 am


*victory dance* I've reached my target weight! What do I do next?!


Congrats to you, Bobo. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/15/09 at 11:34 am

Major congratulations to Bobo and Erin!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/15/09 at 12:31 pm

Good job all!!!  ;D

Has anyone tried the Jillian Michaels Wii activity???

Or looked into Nutri Systems??  I see they teamed up with the Schwann man (it looks as though he can deliver their food). 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/15/09 at 12:35 pm


Good job all!!!   ;D

Has anyone tried the Jillian Michaels Wii activity???

Or looked into Nutri Systems??  I see they teamed up with the Schwann man (it looks as though he can deliver their food). 



We did look into Nutri-System. It is more expensive than what me pay for food.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 01/15/09 at 12:36 pm

I once was lost, but now am found  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/15/09 at 12:57 pm



We did look into Nutri-System. It is more expensive than what me pay for food.



Cat
I buy TV Dinners and such for lunch to take to work and the healthy/good ones are quite expensive (unless you can get them on sale everyonce in awhile).  I can buy lunch at school for 2.50 (but it is a teenagers lunch - corndogs, hamburgers, salisbury steak, crispitos, pizza etc.... with lots of starches).  I have been considering Nutrisystem as an alternative for me- so I can take it to school and as an alternative to home where the rest of the family's meals (although well rounded, home cooked, and full of fruits and vegetables - probably not as low calorie as I would like)

It has been a thought. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 1:02 pm



I switched to a smaller plate and try hard to watch how much I serve myself.  For a while Dai commented I was just serving him larger portions rather than less for myself!  Now I am usually pretty good at not over-doing it.




i was going to say the same thing... I has had to force myself to eat slower. I usuallly gobble every thing right up... okay I'd just put my mouth right up to the plate and inhale and the food would fly right in  ;D

Now I actually chew my food  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/15/09 at 1:06 pm

My ex-boss told me once he started eating all his meals with chopsticks to slow himself down!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 1:06 pm


Do you find you cook too much and then don't want to waste it? I need to cook less too.  :-\\

karen thanks for the tip on plate size, we need to get some new dinner plates at some point soon so I think I will invest in two sizes.
Cool plate but it doesn't say anything about chips!  ;D I'd probably be outraged at the size of the portion they would suggest.  ;D





lol....

I use a soup bowl...or is it a salad bowl.... for my plate.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 1:08 pm


*victory dance* I've reached my target weight! What do I do next?!


Congratulations!!!!!


what next? Gain a few pounds so you can lose it all again?  ;)


Just kidding! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 1:14 pm


I've been getting my butt kicked by Jillian Michaels (trainer on The Biggest Loser) via her 30 day Shred workout DVD. It is a short workout...but the girl doesn't let you rest at all...she kicks your butt good. I feel really good because the other day I was shopping and I found a really cute pair of jeans that happened to be a size smaller than I wear now..but they were too cute to pass up, so I bought them. I brought them home, tried them on...and THEY FIT ME!!! :)  I was so excited! I haven't fit into this particular size in YEARS!  I am still at around 53 lbs..I haven't lost anymore yet...but I am going to keep on pressing through....I'm bound to start losing again soon. I just can't give up this time! :)

Congrats to all of you guys..and keep up the awesome work! It feels so good to get fit. :)



Jillian Michaels SCARES the BEJEEZES out of me!

Lol.. I hadn't ever watched Biggest Loser before. And I recorded an episode of Oprah showing the biggest loser results...it was from a few months ago.  This month I have been obsessed with weight loss shows so I finally watched the Oprah.  They showed a clip of Jillian yelling at a guy who fell off the treadmill.....

"GET UP! You don't stop until you throw up, pass out or DIE!!!!"    ;D

Is the tape like that? cuz I don't know if I can do it.

Funny thing is, I was thinking about you Erin because I a couple days after watching that I saw an ad for a treadmill and it comes with Jillian Michaels workout plans... and I thought who, besides Erin, would subject themselves to that kind of punishment  ;D


Congrats tho!


anyone try the Jillian Michaels workout for Wii.... I'm curious about it!

(sorry sami- I didn't see you asked ^ until just now  :) )

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/15/09 at 1:17 pm


what next? Gain a few pounds so you can lose it all again?  ;)


Well I'm away over the weekend, and everyone else will practically be doing nothing else but eating. I'm worried that's what I'm going to end up doing..!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/15/09 at 3:15 pm

42 minute on the wii fit today.  Day one (yah, I haven't done it before - kept thinking maybe tomorrow) Today was the day.  Too bad I am making meatloaf for supper :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/09 at 4:12 pm



Funny thing is, I was thinking about you Erin because I a couple days after watching that I saw an ad for a treadmill and it comes with Jillian Michaels workout plans... and I thought who, besides Erin, would subject themselves to that kind of punishment  ;D



I would love to have Jillian as my personal trainer.  She is the type of trainer that would get results out of me.  Take no prisoners. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 5:56 pm


42 minute on the wii fit today.  Day one (yah, I haven't done it before - kept thinking maybe tomorrow) Today was the day.  Too bad I am making meatloaf for supper :-[


I unlocked the plank today OMFG!  The pain... I def. need to work on my core muscles!  ;D


I did an 1:14hr today but only because I'm anal and all my times attempted so I unlocked about three new things and felt compelled to do them 3 times so all my boxes would be even...  once I get every thing unlocked and balanced I will be able to get a standard routine going... I know I have mild OCD that way!

AT any rate. That board keeps saying I'm obese but my numbers keep going down. I lost .03 lbs after my workout today! Now I'm gonna go get a sandwich  ;D  but just one... a light one.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 5:57 pm


I would love to have Jillian as my personal trainer.  She is the type of trainer that would get results out of me.  Take no prisoners. 


I'm afraid I would punch her in the face.  ;D  I need encouragement. I get rebellious when people challenge me the way she does

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 01/15/09 at 6:10 pm


I unlocked the plank today OMFG!  The pain... I def. need to work on my core muscles!  ;D


I did an 1:14hr today but only because I'm anal and all my times attempted so I unlocked about three new things and felt compelled to do them 3 times so all my boxes would be even...  once I get every thing unlocked and balanced I will be able to get a standard routine going... I know I have mild OCD that way!

AT any rate. That board keeps saying I'm obese but my numbers keep going down. I lost .03 lbs after my workout today! Now I'm gonna go get a sandwich  ;D  but just one... a light one.



Q - I am so proud of you!
But please don't over do it. I don't want you to plateau to early and get frustrated! ;)

And like I said - The Plank kills me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-[ 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 6:18 pm


Q - I am so proud of you!
But please don't over do it. I don't want you to plateau to early and get frustrated! ;)

And like I said - The Plank kills me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-[ 8)


no it's all good.. see I have a great strategy.  By tomorrow or the day after I will have unlocked everything and then it will all be even... btw.. I'm not even going for those challenges....like the jack knife challenge or the pushup challenge.. I don't want to kill myself or anything  ;D

I'll save those for later. And I even though I've unlocked the advanced levels I won't even attempt those until later.. much later. Promise.

I just want all my attempts to be even...because it freaks me out if I have 5 of one exercise and 2 of another. That's why I deleted the old numbers and started over.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/15/09 at 7:43 pm


I unlocked the plank today OMFG!  The pain... I def. need to work on my core muscles!  ;D


I did an 1:14hr today but only because I'm anal and all my times attempted so I unlocked about three new things and felt compelled to do them 3 times so all my boxes would be even...  once I get every thing unlocked and balanced I will be able to get a standard routine going... I know I have mild OCD that way!

AT any rate. That board keeps saying I'm obese but my numbers keep going down. I lost .03 lbs after my workout today! Now I'm gonna go get a sandwich  ;D  but just one... a light one.

Good Job Q - I cant even do the tree or the jacknife (but I can do the sun worship one without a problem - I was a Yoga trainer on that one) I do not do so well on the breathing even (I'm shaking) ;D

I can hula hoop though -5 hula hoops my first go around ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 7:54 pm


Good Job Q - I cant even do the tree or the jacknife (but I can do the sun worship one without a problem - I was a Yoga trainer on that one) I do not do so well on the breathing even (I'm shaking) ;D

I can hula hoop though -5 hula hoops my first go around ;D


lol... my trainer is forever telling me... "You're shaking"  or "You put your foot down didn't you?"  ;D

Seriously tho...that plank sucks.  ;D

and wait until you get to that shoulder stand  ;D

I'm not so good at the hula... and I can't snowboard for shyt

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/15/09 at 9:22 pm

I find the Tree pose surprisingly easy to accomplish, mostly because my centre of gravity finds it easier for me to lean backwards than forwards (and leftwards or rightwards instead of perpendicular to the floor - you should see my balance test results!)

I've recently unlocked all of the challenges in the muscle workouts - though my ability to do press-ups is just as bad as it was when I was young. My parallel stretching, however, is a completely different animal. Falling asleep on the board and staying still for 10 seconds at a time? Yes please. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 9:32 pm


I find the Tree pose surprisingly easy to accomplish, mostly because my centre of gravity finds it easier for me to lean backwards than forwards (and leftwards or rightwards instead of perpendicular to the floor - you should see my balance test results!)

I've recently unlocked all of the challenges in the muscle workouts - though my ability to do press-ups is just as bad as it was when I was young. My parallel stretching, however, is a completely different animal. Falling asleep on the board and staying still for 10 seconds at a time? Yes please. :D


so how bad were the challenges..like how many jackknifes can the trainers do?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/15/09 at 10:53 pm



Jillian Michaels SCARES the BEJEEZES out of me!

Lol.. I hadn't ever watched Biggest Loser before. And I recorded an episode of Oprah showing the biggest loser results...it was from a few months ago.  This month I have been obsessed with weight loss shows so I finally watched the Oprah.   They showed a clip of Jillian yelling at a guy who fell off the treadmill.....

"GET UP! You don't stop until you throw up, pass out or DIE!!!!"    ;D

Is the tape like that? cuz I don't know if I can do it.

Funny thing is, I was thinking about you Erin because I a couple days after watching that I saw an ad for a treadmill and it comes with Jillian Michaels workout plans... and I thought who, besides Erin, would subject themselves to that kind of punishment  ;D


Congrats tho!


anyone try the Jillian Michaels workout for Wii.... I'm curious about it!

(sorry sami- I didn't see you asked ^ until just now  :) )



OMG...I adore Jillian! I would do nearly anything to have her as my trainer. I think I have a bit of a crush on her. :-*

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 10:57 pm



OMG...I adore Jillian! I would do nearly anything to have her as my trainer. I think I have a bit of a crush on her. :-*


lol.... maybe you should get a wii and try the jillian michaels workout for sami and myself


wait, your review of it wouldn't be objective  ;D


have you seen that treadmill I was talking about?  If I had the money I would totally buy it for you!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/15/09 at 10:58 pm


lol.... maybe you should get a wii and try the jillian michaels workout for sami and myself


wait, your review of it wouldn't be objective  ;D


have you seen that treadmill I was talking about?  If I had the money I would totally buy it for you!



we are going to be getting a Wii very soon..and Wii fit. I will definitely get it and let you know!

No, I don't think I've seen the treadmill.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 11:00 pm



we are going to be getting a Wii very soon..and Wii fit. I will definitely get it and let you know!

No, I don't think I've seen the treadmill.


get outdoor challenge...V will love it... and then come join us in my wii thread!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 11:03 pm



Here you go Erin  Nordic Track Incline Trainer  click on view the recent TV spot.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/09 at 11:04 pm





No, I don't think I've seen the treadmill.


It is great.  It has an automatic incline, all you have to do is tell it to.  The commercial has Jillian telling it she wants a 25% incline....NOW!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 11:05 pm


It is great.  It has an automatic incline, all you have to do is tell it to.  The commercial has Jillian telling it she wants a 25% incline....NOW!  ;D


;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/15/09 at 11:07 pm



Here you go Erin  Nordic Track Incline Trainer  click on view the recent TV spot.




OMG!!! I want her, er...it!!! ;D :D :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/15/09 at 11:12 pm



OMG!!! I want her, er...it!!! ;D :D :P


;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/19/09 at 9:00 am

4928 on Free Step in half an hour... mad that I couldn't make 5000!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/19/09 at 9:02 am


so how bad were the challenges..like how many jackknifes can the trainers do?


On the parallel stretches at least... there are 10 levels of trainer... (I think) and you have to do ten more each time.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/19/09 at 11:43 am


4928 on Free Step in half an hour... mad that I couldn't make 5000!



I could never do a stair stepper. My knees would give out. Every time I have to climb stairs A LOT (like a few years back when we helped my step-daughter move from her 3rd floor apartment), after about ten times up & down, my knees started REALLY KILLING me. I'm talking EXTREME pain.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/19/09 at 12:33 pm



I could never do a stair stepper. My knees would give out. Every time I have to climb stairs A LOT (like a few years back when we helped my step-daughter move from her 3rd floor apartment), after about ten times up & down, my knees started REALLY KILLING me. I'm talking EXTREME pain.

Cat


It's odd, because I'm quite good at going up and down, but my side-to-side motion is slightly limited. That's why Wii Fit is almost perfect for me, it's mostly up-and-down motion (which explains why I'm so strangely averse to the Step Plus, stepping horizontally onto the balance board rather than up and down, which I can normally string together combos of at least 20 or so, even on Advanced Step).

Maybe I'm taking this whole Wii Fit thing slightly too seriously. :D Then again I've lost nearly 12 pounds since I started using it every day.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/09 at 1:22 pm


It's odd, because I'm quite good at going up and down, but my side-to-side motion is slightly limited. That's why Wii Fit is almost perfect for me, it's mostly up-and-down motion (which explains why I'm so strangely averse to the Step Plus, stepping horizontally onto the balance board rather than up and down, which I can normally string together combos of at least 20 or so, even on Advanced Step).

Maybe I'm taking this whole Wii Fit thing slightly too seriously. :D Then again I've lost nearly 12 pounds since I started using it every day.



That's Awesome!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/19/09 at 1:23 pm


That's Awesome!


Thank you Snoz. I need to keep plugging on... no matter what I do people will always tell me to do more. I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad thing in this case!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/09 at 1:24 pm


Thank you Snoz. I need to keep plugging on... no matter what I do people will always tell me to do more. I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad thing in this case!


its a good thing as long as you don't push too hard... you have to be aware of your limitations as well....


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/09 at 5:52 pm



According to my Wii Fit... I've lost 3.3 lbs since resetting the system 8 days ago!  8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/19/09 at 6:20 pm



According to my Wii Fit... I've lost 3.3 lbs since resetting the system 8 days ago!  8)
Mine said I gained 2.2 in 3 days since I last did the body test :o

:(

Refer to women's thread - feeling a little bloated ::)

:P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/19/09 at 6:21 pm


Then again I've lost nearly 12 pounds since I started using it every day.


I'm so proud of you, keep up the good work!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/09 at 6:26 pm


Mine said I gained 2.2 in 3 days since I last did the body test :o

:(

Refer to women's thread - feeling a little bloated ::)

:P



I hate that...I never weigh myself during that week.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/19/09 at 7:13 pm

I don't trust my Wii board to tell me what I weigh, only my scales. Maybe that's because they produce the smaller number!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/19/09 at 7:27 pm


I don't trust my Wii board to tell me what I weigh, only my scales. Maybe that's because they produce the smaller number!


oh I weigh myself on my scale also..... I pretty much wear the same thing when I work out so I figure whatever weight it has to start with- its tracking me based on that weight so even if it doesn't match up to the scale it's still tracking the loss.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/21/09 at 3:41 pm

4433 steps in 30 minutes... nowhere near my 4928 record...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/21/09 at 5:47 pm



I just did the math... and remember I HATE MATH! but I am down 28 lbs from last July...granted it could be better...but with all the cheating I did in Oct and Nov. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/21/09 at 6:19 pm



I just did the math... and remember I HATE MATH! but I am down 28 lbs from last July...granted it could be better...but with all the cheating I did in Oct and Nov. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself.



Yay, you. Of course I think I gained the lbs you lost.  :\'( :\'( 



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/21/09 at 7:11 pm



Yay, you. Of course I think I gained the lbs you lost.  :\'( :\'( 



Cat


does it help if I say you have more wiggle room than I do?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/21/09 at 8:43 pm



I just did the math... and remember I HATE MATH! but I am down 28 lbs from last July...granted it could be better...but with all the cheating I did in Oct and Nov. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself.


I'm so proud of you!!




Yay, you. Of course I think I gained the lbs you lost.  :\'( :\'( 

Cat



No, Cat, you're wrong---I gained them.  You look fantastic.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 01/22/09 at 12:49 am



I just did the math... and remember I HATE MATH! but I am down 28 lbs from last July...granted it could be better...but with all the cheating I did in Oct and Nov. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself.


That's Fantastic!  Congratulations.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/22/09 at 10:59 am


does it help if I say you have more wiggle room than I do?








No, Cat, you're wrong---I gained them.  You look fantastic.



Thanks but the fact is, this is the heaviest I have EVER been in my entire life! I just feel SOOOOO heavy. I have been trying. We have a couple of 3 lb weights that I have been using as I watch t.v. I also have been doing crunches a bit. I have been told this is fast on-fast off. I have seen the fast on but I have yet to experience the fast off. Almost makes me want to pick up the cigarettes again.  :D ;D ;D ;D 

(Before everyone starts jumping on me-I'M KIDDING! I'M KIDDING!!! Well, maybe a little.  ;) ) 



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/22/09 at 12:32 pm

4639 steps in 30 minutes. Not bad.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/22/09 at 1:07 pm




Thanks but the fact is, this is the heaviest I have EVER been in my entire life! I just feel SOOOOO heavy. I have been trying. We have a couple of 3 lb weights that I have been using as I watch t.v. I also have been doing crunches a bit. I have been told this is fast on-fast off. I have seen the fast on but I have yet to experience the fast off. Almost makes me want to pick up the cigarettes again.  :D ;D ;D ;D 

(Before everyone starts jumping on me-I'M KIDDING! I'M KIDDING!!! Well, maybe a little.  ;) ) 




I hear ya about the crunches.  And you better be kidding! ;)  Or I will come over and my exercise will be kicking your butt!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/23/09 at 11:40 am

Another pound lost. I`m very slow at this weight-loss business...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/23/09 at 12:44 pm


Another pound lost. I`m very slow at this weight-loss business...


seems to me there isn't a whole lot left for you to lose... aren't you at 117 or something? or were you talking kgs and not lbs?   

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/23/09 at 1:00 pm


Another pound lost. I`m very slow at this weight-loss business...


Slow and steady is better.  That means that you are more likely to keep this weight off because you have changed your lifestyle into something sustainable for you.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/23/09 at 1:19 pm


seems to me there isn't a whole lot left for you to lose... aren't you at 117 or something? or were you talking kgs and not lbs?   


117 lbs. I'm certain I'm too small to be of much weight whatsoever. So whatever I weigh, I seem to think that I can still lose more and more.

Considering where I started, and the fact that it's not been long since I've been taking this seriously - I've not done too bad.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/23/09 at 1:35 pm


117 lbs. I'm certain I'm too small to be of much weight whatsoever. So whatever I weigh, I seem to think that I can still lose more and more.

Considering where I started, and the fact that it's not been long since I've been taking this seriously - I've not done too bad.


So how tall are you?  If its less than 5' you might have a case.  5'6'' is about the limit on a healthy BMI at 117lbs.  (Yeah I know its not the only measurement but it works pretty well as a 'look see')

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/23/09 at 1:38 pm


117 lbs. I'm certain I'm too small to be of much weight whatsoever. So whatever I weigh, I seem to think that I can still lose more and more.

Considering where I started, and the fact that it's not been long since I've been taking this seriously - I've not done too bad.


unless you're two feet two 117 seems pretty healthy... I don't know...perhaps just maintaining now :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/23/09 at 5:48 pm

Bought a cheapo home gym from Amazon-I just hope it is not CHEAPO!!! Should be getting it in a week or two.

http://www.amazon.com/Body-Max-NeoShaper-with-MiniCycle/dp/B0018R0AGS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1232742557&sr=8-1



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/23/09 at 5:53 pm


Bought a cheapo home gym from Amazon-I just hope it is not CHEAPO!!! Should be getting it in a week or two.

http://www.amazon.com/Body-Max-NeoShaper-with-MiniCycle/dp/B0018R0AGS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1232742557&sr=8-1



Cat


yay....just remember to use it once it comes!  ;)

putting it together will be a workout in and of itself.


I got on my elliptical last night....for some reason I have no stamina for it... I only lasted about 6 and a half minutes. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/23/09 at 5:54 pm


yay....just remember to use it once it comes!   ;)

putting it together will be a workout in and of itself.


I got on my elliptical last night....for some reason I have no stamina for it... I only lasted about 6 and a half minutes. 



Use it? I thought I bought it so I can have a coat rack.  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D


J/k.  I told my sister about it and she said she will be up to use it. I guess that is the only way I can get her come up. lol



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/23/09 at 6:13 pm



Use it? I thought I bought it so I can have a coat rack.  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D


J/k.  I told my sister about it and she said she will be up to use it. I guess that is the only way I can get her come up. lol



Cat


sounds like good incentive to me!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/24/09 at 7:32 am


unless you're two feet two 117 seems pretty healthy... I don't know...perhaps just maintaining now :-\\


5'4". I really need one of those stretching machines that makes people seem longer. Or a three-foot-tall hat..

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/24/09 at 9:46 am


5'4". I really need one of those stretching machines that makes people seem longer. Or a three-foot-tall hat..


;D

Im 5'2 so I hear ya!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/24/09 at 12:46 pm


;D

Im 5'2 so I hear ya!



Really? So am I. Another thing we have in common.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/24/09 at 1:06 pm



Really? So am I. Another thing we have in common.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


YAY us....except for the being short part  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/24/09 at 1:16 pm


YAY us....except for the being short part  ;D



I like my height. Don't you know that the best gifts come in small packages?  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/24/09 at 1:53 pm



I like my height. Don't you know that the best gifts come in small packages?  ;)



Cat


true but I also wanna be able to reach schtuff without having to find a step stool  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/24/09 at 2:14 pm


true but I also wanna be able to reach schtuff without having to find a step stool  ;)



It does help to have a tall husband. "Honey, can you get me the...?"  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/24/09 at 2:47 pm



It does help to have a tall husband. "Honey, can you get me the...?"  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


hey...can I borrow yours?  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/24/09 at 2:58 pm


hey...can I borrow yours?  ;D


Um...it depends on what for.  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/24/09 at 4:05 pm


Um...it depends on what for.  ;)



Cat


reaching dear... just reaching  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/24/09 at 10:31 pm



I like my height. Don't you know that the best gifts come in small packages?  ;)


Cat



Yay you and Q.  I'm 4-11.  I tell ppl the same thing about good things coming in small packages.  Except where you have a husband to reach the top shelf and change light bulbs on your kitchen ceiling, I have a daughter who will do it for me when she visits---or have her 6' tall b/f do it when HE visits (she needed the lower step on the step stool, he didn't need the stool, there weren't enough steps on the stool for ME to change it).

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/24/09 at 10:37 pm



Yay you and Q.  I'm 4-11.  I tell ppl the same thing about good things coming in small packages.  Except where you have a husband to reach the top shelf and change light bulbs on your kitchen ceiling, I have a daughter who will do it for me when she visits---or have her 6' tall b/f do it when HE visits (she needed the lower step on the step stool, he didn't need the stool, there weren't enough steps on the stool for ME to change it).



yeah I have a short one and a tallish one (step stool that is not b/f)  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 01/25/09 at 5:20 am

Lost another half pound this morning. Take that, Wii Fit boxing!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/28/09 at 3:14 am

bah, you're all height-ist! Tall people have feelings too you know!  :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/28/09 at 12:00 pm

Started this week so well...

Walked/jogged over 2 miles Sunday

Jogged 2 and 1/9 miles Monday at 6am (30 mins), walked over 2 miles at 1pm (40 mins), did fitness class at 5:15 (1 hr) -- even though quads still killing from Sun

On Tuesday, I did a fitness class at 6:15a (45 mins) and was supposed to walk, but I was SOOO sore, I couldn't do it.  I was supposed to run this morning but it wasn't happening.  I thought about doing it after class, but I really want to do well in my fitness class tomorrow morning, so I think I will let my muscles heal.  I still can't cough without abs hurting and arms killing, too!! Yay, that means I worked them hard on Monday.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/28/09 at 11:42 pm


bah, you're all height-ist! Tall people have feelings too you know!  :P


Guilty  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/28/09 at 11:43 pm


Started this week so well...

Walked/jogged over 2 miles Sunday

Jogged 2 and 1/9 miles Monday at 6am (30 mins), walked over 2 miles at 1pm (40 mins), did fitness class at 5:15 (1 hr) -- even though quads still killing from Sun

On Tuesday, I did a fitness class at 6:15a (45 mins) and was supposed to walk, but I was SOOO sore, I couldn't do it.  I was supposed to run this morning but it wasn't happening.  I thought about doing it after class, but I really want to do well in my fitness class tomorrow morning, so I think I will let my muscles heal.  I still can't cough without abs hurting and arms killing, too!! Yay, that means I worked them hard on Monday.  :)



Impressive.... I'm still only good for 15 minutes on the elliptical

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/29/09 at 11:03 am



Impressive.... I'm still only good for 15 minutes on the elliptical


I hope to get to 15 mins on the elliptical!  I remember last time I was on it (quite a while ago), I could do 40 mins at a slower pace.  However, when I was on it Tuesday, he had us at a higher resistance and I had to stop.  Nothing like being told by a machine to pedal faster  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 01/29/09 at 1:16 pm


Lost another half pound this morning. Take that, Wii Fit boxing!


Wii Fit Boxing r0xx0rs. :D  I don't really go by the scale on Fit tho'.

We bought a weight watchers scale on Jan. 17.  I lost 4 lbs last week.  Eating better, drinking more water and less soda and exercising more.  We're scheduled to pick up an elliptical machine from my fiancé's co-worker this weekend.  I'm shooting to lose 50 lbs before the wedding. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/29/09 at 1:22 pm


Wii Fit Boxing r0xx0rs. :D  I don't really go by the scale on Fit tho'.

We bought a weight watchers scale on Jan. 17.  I lost 4 lbs last week.  Eating better, drinking more water and less soda and exercising more.  We're scheduled to pick up an elliptical machine from my fiancé's co-worker this weekend.  I'm shooting to lose 50 lbs before the wedding. :)



When's the wedding?



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/29/09 at 1:25 pm


Wii Fit Boxing r0xx0rs. :D  I don't really go by the scale on Fit tho'.

We bought a weight watchers scale on Jan. 17.  I lost 4 lbs last week.  Eating better, drinking more water and less soda and exercising more.  We're scheduled to pick up an elliptical machine from my fiancé's co-worker this weekend.  I'm shooting to lose 50 lbs before the wedding. :)


Good luck with that.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 01/29/09 at 1:26 pm



When's the wedding?



Cat


December 2009 :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 01/29/09 at 1:26 pm


Good luck with that.


Thanks! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/29/09 at 2:45 pm


December 2009 :)



You can do that. Now, if you said that it was in Feb. and wanting to lose 50 lbs... :-\\  But, if you lose a lb or 2 a week, that is reasonable and doable. Good luck.




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/29/09 at 2:52 pm



That's great Midas! Good luck with it!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/29/09 at 6:14 pm

Good luck, Midas.  I have confidence in you.  You'll love the elliptical.  Wish I could get one.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/29/09 at 6:19 pm


Wii Fit Boxing r0xx0rs. :D  I don't really go by the scale on Fit tho'.

We bought a weight watchers scale on Jan. 17.  I lost 4 lbs last week.  Eating better, drinking more water and less soda and exercising more.  We're scheduled to pick up an elliptical machine from my fiancé's co-worker this weekend.  I'm shooting to lose 50 lbs before the wedding. :)


Good Luck, I hope you make it!!!!!  I love my elliptical, straight up to when I broke my foot.  I have not had the courage yet to try it out, 2 pins and swelling a year and half later intimidate me to this day :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 01/29/09 at 10:02 pm

Keep up the great work, Patrick! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/30/09 at 9:32 am

I haven't started exercising yet but i have been eating better. I have lost weight, I can now comfortably wear a pair of jeans I couldn't do up before Christamas. I just don't know how much I've lost as I can't bring myself to get on the scales!  ;D
1st of February the exercise plan starts, then maybe I *might* brave the scales............... I kind of prefer going by how well my clothes do or don't fit.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/30/09 at 11:56 am


I haven't started exercising yet but i have been eating better. I have lost weight, I can now comfortably wear a pair of jeans I couldn't do up before Christamas. I just don't know how much I've lost as I can't bring myself to get on the scales!  ;D
1st of February the exercise plan starts, then maybe I *might* brave the scales............... I kind of prefer going by how well my clothes do or don't fit.




Congratulations, Gis!  Whatever works for you!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/30/09 at 12:10 pm


I haven't started exercising yet but i have been eating better. I have lost weight, I can now comfortably wear a pair of jeans I couldn't do up before Christamas. I just don't know how much I've lost as I can't bring myself to get on the scales!  ;D
1st of February the exercise plan starts, then maybe I *might* brave the scales............... I kind of prefer going by how well my clothes do or don't fit.




I like your style.... the scale is just numbers...but getting into clothes that didn't fit you before? That's a true accomplishment.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/30/09 at 2:23 pm



I like your style.... the scale is just numbers...but getting into clothes that didn't fit you before? That's a true accomplishment.




Exactly.  Well said, Q

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/30/09 at 4:00 pm



For my iPhone/iTouch buddies....

I just found an app called Lose It! Its a calorie counter app and will keep track of your daily intake!

You tell it how much you currently weigh, how much you want to weigh and it will assess a daily calorie allotment and you can also tell it what exercise you've done... It has a graph that tracks your weight loss too... I just started using it today so I am not sure how that works yet.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/30/09 at 4:05 pm

My new home gym is here. My new home gym is here. Now I have to put it together.  :-\\




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 01/30/09 at 4:08 pm


My new home gym is here. My new home gym is here. Now I have to put it together.  :-\\




Cat


That's a workout in itself!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/30/09 at 4:16 pm


That's a workout in itself!



Exactly. But I think I will Carlos have the honors to doing it.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/30/09 at 4:21 pm


My new home gym is here. My new home gym is here. Now I have to put it together.  :-\\




Cat


YAY!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/30/09 at 4:23 pm


That's a workout in itself!


I remember trying to put my elliptical together by myself... I almost killed myself when one of the arms fell and came thisclose to hitting me on the head  ;D

assembling the tread mill alone was no easy task either..... my next piece of equip I am totally paying for the assembly!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/31/09 at 8:35 am



For my iPhone/iTouch buddies....

I just found an app called Lose It! Its a calorie counter app and will keep track of your daily intake!

You tell it how much you currently weigh, how much you want to weigh and it will assess a daily calorie allotment and you can also tell it what exercise you've done... It has a graph that tracks your weight loss too... I just started using it today so I am not sure how that works yet.


I had another one, on my old iPhone - do not remember what it was called, but it was just as good.  I will put it on my new iPhone now (YEAH - I got the new one, I am such a tech gadget junkie :P)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/31/09 at 10:16 am


I had another one, on my old iPhone - do not remember what it was called, but it was just as good.  I will put it on my new iPhone now (YEAH - I got the new one, I am such a tech gadget junkie :P)


the other one I found was meal diary...but I don't like it as much... it just asks if you at a small, medium or large meal then guesstimates the calories.... Lose It actually gives a fairly accurate calorie count....at least the food I have put in so far has been on track...

oh its a free app so BONUS!


oh and when you put in an exercise it subtracts those calories from your calorie intake for the day.  8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/31/09 at 1:23 pm

So my wonderful husband spent I don't know how long putting together the new home gym. Come to find out that we didn't get the mini cycle that was supposed to be included plus we didn't get the workout guide/video that was also supposed to be included.  >:( >:( >:(  Just emailed the company. Probably won't hear a thing until Monday.  >:( >:( >:(  Yeah we can still use it but the bike part was the main reason for getting this stupid thing!



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/31/09 at 2:27 pm


So my wonderful husband spent I don't know how long putting together the new home gym. Come to find out that we didn't get the mini cycle that was supposed to be included plus we didn't get the workout guide/video that was also supposed to be included.  >:( >:( >:(   Just emailed the company. Probably won't hear a thing until Monday.  >:( >:( >:(  Yeah we can still use it but the bike part was the main reason for getting this stupid thing!



Cat


aw that sucks.... any chance it was a one of two type package? That happened to me once with UPS and they ended up delivering one package one day and the 2nd package a day or two later....

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/31/09 at 2:48 pm


aw that sucks.... any chance it was a one of two type package? That happened to me once with UPS and they ended up delivering one package one day and the 2nd package a day or two later....



It BETTER be-even if the place I bought it from has to ship out the remaining stuff.

I didn't get notification about 2 packages. We shall see.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 01/31/09 at 4:16 pm



It BETTER be-even if the place I bought it from has to ship out the remaining stuff.

I didn't get notification about 2 packages. We shall see.



Cat


I hope you get the rest of it very soon so you can use the parts you were looking forward to!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/04/09 at 4:46 pm



I've dropped another four pounds since Friday!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 02/04/09 at 4:55 pm

Yay Q!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/04/09 at 4:59 pm



I've dropped another four pounds since Friday!



Oh shut up...er...I mean, YAY!!!!  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 02/04/09 at 6:03 pm



I've dropped another four pounds since Friday!



Great job!  I'm very proud of you.  But did you really have to give them to me?  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/04/09 at 7:31 pm



Oh shut up...er...I mean, YAY!!!!   ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat




;D


but you're still lighter than I am.....there does that make the sting go away?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/04/09 at 7:32 pm



Great job!  I'm very proud of you.  But did you really have to give them to me?  ::)


what? I thought we were sharing?  :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/05/09 at 11:03 am




;D


but you're still lighter than I am.....there does that make the sting go away?



I suppose. We have been using our new thingy. At first we were thinking of sending it back because it didn't have the minicycle that was advertised with it. But, we realize that we can get a good work out without it. And besides, it would be a pain in the ass to send it back. Each day we seem to discover more and more exercises to do on it-but we haven't come up with a routine YET. Now is just the experimental stage. I do have a routine down in the evening (crunches & working with 3 lb weights). Once we get past the experimental stage and get a routine down, that weight is going to be pouring off of me-the "Fast off" that I have been waiting for.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/05/09 at 4:07 pm



I suppose. We have been using our new thingy. At first we were thinking of sending it back because it didn't have the minicycle that was advertised with it. But, we realize that we can get a good work out without it. And besides, it would be a pain in the ass to send it back. Each day we seem to discover more and more exercises to do on it-but we haven't come up with a routine YET. Now is just the experimental stage. I do have a routine down in the evening (crunches & working with 3 lb weights). Once we get past the experimental stage and get a routine down, that weight is going to be pouring off of me-the "Fast off" that I have been waiting for.



Cat



Right on! Glad you're getting a good workout from it....

Did you get contacted by the company to get the minicycle sent out too?





I got on the fit today....yesterday- for some reason stupid thing was recording the wrong weight....today it said you lost 5lbs since your last weigh in....are you losing weight too fast?  ;D


for the record tho.... I am down another pound since yesterday...that fitness coach game is a real ass kicker!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/06/09 at 1:06 pm



Right on! Glad you're getting a good workout from it....

Did you get contacted by the company to get the minicycle sent out too?





I got on the fit today....yesterday- for some reason stupid thing was recording the wrong weight....today it said you lost 5lbs since your last weigh in....are you losing weight too fast?  ;D


for the record tho.... I am down another pound since yesterday...that fitness coach game is a real ass kicker!



Yeah, we contacted the company and they said they don't have the minicycle.  ::)  (We also didn't get an owners manual with it and we told them but they didn't say anything about sending that to us). We could send this back and buy one that does have the minicycle but the difference in price is about $100.  :o :o :o

We did contact another seller asking to buy just the minicycle and they haven't returned our email. (How rude!  >:( )  The play we bought it from was real cheap (and also inexpensive) but we did get a $20 gift card from them-not too sure if will use it.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 02/07/09 at 4:06 pm

Gained four pounds since I last checked. Gotta see my parents tomorrow... they're going to kill me.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 02/07/09 at 7:22 pm


Gained four pounds since I last checked. Gotta see my parents tomorrow... they're going to kill me.


It is no business of theirs what you weigh.  Especially when it sounds as though you are at the right weight for your height.

If you really think you have to tell them - lie

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/09 at 12:05 am



I agree with karen




I kicked ass tonight... I did 11 straight minutes on the eliptical, a 15 work out with My Wii Fitness Coach and then I bounced on the stability ball for about an hours while playing games and posting here....

I don't know if that counts as exercise but it sure as hell was a lot of fun....

remember the hoppity hop balls??? I am totally bringing them back!  ;D
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/eskerfamily/Jan-Feb%202007/IMG_2228.jpg

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 02/08/09 at 7:08 am


If you really think you have to tell them - lie


Fixed the problem karen! Told mom I lost a pound and she trusted me and told me there was no need for me to come around and see her anyway. Bingo.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 02/08/09 at 8:56 am

I lost 3.6 lbs this week!  Yay me! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/09 at 10:07 am


Fixed the problem karen! Told mom I lost a pound and she trusted me and told me there was no need for me to come around and see her anyway. Bingo.



nicely done!!!




I lost 3.6 lbs this week!  Yay me! :)



Congrats! keep up the good work!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/08/09 at 11:18 am

I admit (oops, wrong thread  ;) ), I have been slacking off the last couple of days-but we haven't been home much in the last few days. I did use the new exercise thingy yesterday before we left but didn't work with the weights last night (actually not for the past 3 nights). Today, I'm going to get back into things. Did the morning thing (which I don't quite have a routine down yet but I'm working on one) and I will do the nightly routine (with the weights).



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/09 at 11:53 am


I admit (oops, wrong thread  ;) ), I have been slacking off the last couple of days-but we haven't been home much in the last few days. I did use the new exercise thingy yesterday before we left but didn't work with the weights last night (actually not for the past 3 nights). Today, I'm going to get back into things. Did the morning thing (which I don't quite have a routine down yet but I'm working on one) and I will do the nightly routine (with the weights).



Cat


Its okay to miss a day so long as you go back to it... I missed Friday (probably why I had so much energy Sat)

Plus you really did have a lot going on since Wed....

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 02/08/09 at 3:40 pm


Fixed the problem karen! Told mom I lost a pound and she trusted me and told me there was no need for me to come around and see her anyway. Bingo.


:o

Since I started Weight Watchers last month, I've dropped 8 pounds, possibly more.  My weekly weigh in is tomorrow, so I'll let you know. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/09 at 4:27 pm


:o

Since I started Weight Watchers last month, I've dropped 8 pounds, possibly more.  My weekly weigh in is tomorrow, so I'll let you know. :D



That's great Jess!!!

A friend of mine was in visiting me yesterday.....she started with them last week and lost 4 lbs. She is totally trying to get me to join too!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 02/08/09 at 8:42 pm


:o

Since I started Weight Watchers last month, I've dropped 8 pounds, possibly more.  My weekly weigh in is tomorrow, so I'll let you know. :D
CONGRATULATIONS JESS ;D

Do you go to meetings, or are you online???

I have all the info (starter kit) for weight watchers (are school had it last year for employees, but it was after school and I had to take the girls; it felt as if some of the other teachers were glaring at me with death glares - I guess they had their fill of children for the day.  IT DIDN'T WORK OUT NEEDLESS TO SAY).

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 02/08/09 at 8:49 pm


:o

Since I started Weight Watchers last month, I've dropped 8 pounds, possibly more.  My weekly weigh in is tomorrow, so I'll let you know. :D



I'm so proud of you!!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 02/08/09 at 9:34 pm



That's great Jess!!!

A friend of mine was in visiting me yesterday.....she started with them last week and lost 4 lbs. She is totally trying to get me to join too!



CONGRATULATIONS JESS ;D

Do you go to meetings, or are you online???

I have all the info (starter kit) for weight watchers (are school had it last year for employees, but it was after school and I had to take the girls; it felt as if some of the other teachers were glaring at me with death glares - I guess they had their fill of children for the day.  IT DIDN'T WORK OUT NEEDLESS TO SAY).




I'm so proud of you!!!!!


Thank you! :)

I'm also looking at how my clothes are fitting, and let me tell you, even that little bit of weight makes a tremendous difference.  My pants keep sliding off my ass. :D

I do the online program.  Not really comfortable going to meetings, and it is really simple to follow online.  I highly HIGHLY recommend Weight Watchers.  They also have an extensive recipe database, which helps since I've recently gone vegetarian and am always looking for ideas.  The online version of it has workouts for every level, a HUGE messageboard (which I don't really need ;)), and an easy to use points tracker, well worth the $16.95 a month.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/08/09 at 11:13 pm




I'm also looking at how my clothes are fitting, and let me tell you, even that little bit of weight makes a tremendous difference.  My pants keep sliding off my ass. :D




Rice must love that!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 02/11/09 at 11:36 am

All riiiiiight! Went to see a proper pair of scales today - found out  my scales were calibrated wrong. *victory dance*

Down two pounds on this time last week - mostly thanks to some severe muscle work. No more flabby stuff around my triceps!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/11/09 at 1:42 pm


All riiiiiight! Went to see a proper pair of scales today - found out  my scales were calibrated wrong. *victory dance*

Down two pounds on this time last week - mostly thanks to some severe muscle work. No more flabby stuff around my triceps!



good for you!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 02/11/09 at 4:40 pm


All riiiiiight! Went to see a proper pair of scales today - found out  my scales were calibrated wrong. *victory dance*

Down two pounds on this time last week - mostly thanks to some severe muscle work. No more flabby stuff around my triceps!


Way to go, Bobo. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/14/09 at 10:48 am

I stepped on the scale today (like I do every morning) and lo & behold, I FINALLY saw a difference-not much but at least it is a start. I didn't do anything yesterday because it was an exhausting day but surprised me about the scale today. But that encouraged me-I got on my new "toy" and went to town with the leg presses (fairly quickly-to get that cardiovascular thing going) for about 15 minutes straight. Then I worked my arms & abs (but not as long). So hopefully, here comes the "fast off".

As I told Carlos-I am DETERMINED to get rid of this extra weight that accumulated in the last year.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/14/09 at 10:57 am


I stepped on the scale today (like I do every morning) and lo & behold, I FINALLY saw a difference-not much but at least it is a start. I didn't do anything yesterday because it was an exhausting day but surprised me about the scale today. But that encouraged me-I got on my new "toy" and went to town with the leg presses (fairly quickly-to get that cardiovascular thing going) for about 15 minutes straight. Then I worked my arms & abs (but not as long). So hopefully, here comes the "fast off".

As I told Carlos-I am DETERMINED to get rid of this extra weight that accumulated in the last year.



Cat



Hey! I think I picked up those pounds you dropped... I was a bad girl yesterday and it showed when I stepped on the scale today  :-\\


oh yeah...... and congrats!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 02/15/09 at 6:39 pm

Down further since Friday morning. I'm beginning to see the benefits of being poorly. :D So much so that I've set myself a brand new, hyper-ridiculous, weight goal.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/15/09 at 6:40 pm


Down further since Friday morning. I'm beginning to see the benefits of being poorly. :D So much so that I've set myself a brand new, hyper-ridiculous, weight goal.


I'm afraid to ask. . .

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 02/15/09 at 8:52 pm


Down further since Friday morning. I'm beginning to see the benefits of being poorly. :D So much so that I've set myself a brand new, hyper-ridiculous, weight goal.


Bobo

Don't go crazy, your weight seemed about right to me.  Perhaps you need to concentrate on toning your body if you still feel unhappy.

:-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 02/15/09 at 9:14 pm


Bobo

Don't go crazy, your weight seemed about right to me.  Perhaps you need to concentrate on toning your body if you still feel unhappy.

:-\\



I agree with Karen!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 02/15/09 at 10:34 pm

It's all okay guys - I've been preparing for this week's holiday since this time last week, and, having been poorly as well, have simply naturally eaten less. Sorry if I alarmed anyone.

Love y'all.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/17/09 at 10:48 am

Ok, a few days ago when I step on the scale, it was down a couple of lbs and I was thrilled. The very next day, the scale went back up and hasn't come down again. I'm starting to get discourage. I know, I know it doesn't happen overnight but I have been going at this for quite a while now-2-3 weeks and I'm talking EVERYDAY. (Ok, I took 3 days off when Carlos had his biopsy because we were away from home and just exhausted when we got home). But otherwise, I have been going at it religiously. My muscles hurt from working out. I don't expect to drop 30 lbs right away but 1 or 2 would be nice.


Ok, my bitch for the day.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 02/17/09 at 10:57 am

Don't go by the scales; go by how your clothes are fitting.  It could be that you have put on some muscle (which is heavier than fat).  If you look better and feel better then that is what counts.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/17/09 at 11:02 am


Don't go by the scales; go by how your clothes are fitting.  It could be that you have put on some muscle (which is heavier than fat).  If you look better and feel better then that is what counts.



My clothes are STILL tight.  :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 02/17/09 at 11:09 am

Perhaps you are overdoing the work and not getting enough of a fat burning effect.  i.e. working anaerobically instead of aerobically.  You need to keep your heart rate between 60 and 70% of your age-related maximum.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Exercise_zones.png

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/17/09 at 10:30 pm

So..I started a workout using a stability ball...that was fun! It was crazy at first getting my balance...but I'll tell ya..it really worked my muscles. I am sick of being at this standstill (not losing anything in months)....so I am trying to mix it up a bit.

Oh...and we are getting a Wii very soon..and Wii Fit! YAY!!! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 02/18/09 at 3:39 pm

I weighed myself yesterday at the gym and mentioned my weight to Dai last night.  He was shocked at how heavy I was.  >:( (Clearly hasn't listened to anything else I've said to him on the subject because I've lost about 15 lbs since starting at the gym  ::) ).

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/18/09 at 5:20 pm


So..I started a workout using a stability ball...that was fun! It was crazy at first getting my balance...but I'll tell ya..it really worked my muscles. I am sick of being at this standstill (not losing anything in months)....so I am trying to mix it up a bit.

Oh...and we are getting a Wii very soon..and Wii Fit! YAY!!! :)


YAY! when you get the jillian michaels "game" let me know how it is....


also- My Fitness Coach is good! And there's a new game coming out that is another workout game that works with the balance board... I can't remember what its called

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/18/09 at 10:31 pm


YAY! when you get the jillian michaels "game" let me know how it is....


also- My Fitness Coach is good! And there's a new game coming out that is another workout game that works with the balance board... I can't remember what its called



I cannot wait to get it! I have been needing something new to spice up my workouts!  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/19/09 at 12:04 am


I cannot wait to get it! I have been needing something new to spice up my workouts!  :D


I can't wait till you get it cuz I am dying to know if its good! 

I have been watching a bunch of fit TV but I get through the warm ups and then give up because by the time I fast forward thru the commercials I lose motivation... I need to record them onto DVD that way no commercials...  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/25/09 at 12:31 pm


I can't wait till you get it cuz I am dying to know if its good! 

I have been watching a bunch of fit TV but I get through the warm ups and then give up because by the time I fast forward thru the commercials I lose motivation... I need to record them onto DVD that way no commercials...  ;D


we should be getting it within the next few days or so. I can't wait to start it..I need something new, that's for sure!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/25/09 at 12:32 pm


we should be getting it within the next few days or so. I can't wait to start it..I need something new, that's for sure!



YAY

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 02/25/09 at 6:19 pm

0.8 lb loss this week (weighed in Tuesday)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/25/09 at 6:50 pm


0.8 lb loss this week (weighed in Tuesday)




YAY!!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 02/25/09 at 7:00 pm


0.8 lb loss this week (weighed in Tuesday)


good going

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/25/09 at 7:29 pm



YAY! That''s like a pound! Great job!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/25/09 at 11:32 pm

I'm gonna start jogging tomorrow. I wanna lose 30 more pounds by summer!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 02/27/09 at 4:57 am

I was doing quite well then Himself and my own greed scuppered it all.  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/27/09 at 11:04 am



I took a break for about a week and a half but fluxated up and down abojut two pounds...essentially tho when I got on the scale yesterday I was at the same weight I was the last time I posted so I don't feel bad about a week of unhealthy eating choices....but I am back on today....

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/27/09 at 1:35 pm



I took a break for about a week and a half but fluxated up and down abojut two pounds...essentially tho when I got on the scale yesterday I was at the same weight I was the last time I posted so I don't feel bad about a week of unhealthy eating choices....but I am back on today....



I took a couple of days off. I will get back into it tomorrow.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/01/09 at 12:06 pm



Trying something new today...mostly because...well I needed to wake up...

about every two hours I get up and do 100 jump rope jumps... I don't have a rope but I swing my arms as if I did... its really gets the heart going...


so far I have done 200

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/01/09 at 1:24 pm



Trying something new today...mostly because...well I needed to wake up...

about every two hours I get up and do 100 jump rope jumps... I don't have a rope but I swing my arms as if I did... its really gets the heart going...


so far I have done 200



Way cool. I was thinking that I need to add more cardio to my routine. Maybe that is what I should do.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/01/09 at 2:14 pm



Way cool. I was thinking that I need to add more cardio to my routine. Maybe that is what I should do.



Cat


it was cool.. I cant do anymore tho because there is a person in the room with me now... maybe one he leaves at two I can step it up!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/01/09 at 5:55 pm

I just thought of something to add to my routine-aerobics. I have been doing some cardio stuff on our home gym but I think aerobics would be good too. I was thinking of going to YouTube & playing one of the videos there and working out in front of the computer. So, if anyone can give me links to YouTube for workout videos (low impact is good), that you think are good workouts, I would be grateful.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/01/09 at 6:03 pm


I just thought of something to add to my routine-aerobics. I have been doing some cardio stuff on our home gym but I think aerobics would be good too. I was thinking of going to YouTube & playing one of the videos there and working out in front of the computer. So, if anyone can give me links to YouTube for workout videos (low impact is good), that you think are good workouts, I would be grateful.



Cat


the only problem with youtube is that the videos are short.... 2-10 minutes... I don't know what kind of work out you can get with that....

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/01/09 at 6:04 pm

apparently tho...if you're so inclined I can hook you up with the 'lord of the dance' workout.   ;D

it doesn't really say that but that's how it looks to me....  ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEmLL0zUWgY&feature=related

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/01/09 at 6:11 pm


apparently tho...if you're so inclined I can hook you up with the 'lord of the dance' workout.   ;D

it doesn't really say that but that's how it looks to me....  ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEmLL0zUWgY&feature=related



It does look like "Lord of the Dance" workout-but the music is  8-P (if you can call that music).


I understand how the videos are short but I can repeat them or do more than one in a row.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/01/09 at 6:24 pm



It does look like "Lord of the Dance" workout-but the music is  8-P (if you can call that music).


I understand how the videos are short but I can repeat them or do more than one in a row.



Cat


good point.... I did see 8 minute abs...and it was 8 minutes and 45 seconds...    so that could be the full workout... hold on I am rocking vintage R*B... Hey Little Walter, Hey Little walter listen here. Something's gonna get you Little Walter.... okay!



abs
legs
buns
stretch


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/01/09 at 6:44 pm


good point.... I did see 8 minute abs...and it was 8 minutes and 45 seconds...    so that could be the full workout... hold on I am rocking vintage R*B... Hey Little Walter, Hey Little walter listen here. Something's gonna get you Little Walter.... okay!



abs
legs
buns
stretch






I have 8 Minute Abs on tape. I have been using that for the past couple of weeks now. There is also 8 Minute Buns on the same tape but after 8 minutes, I have had enough.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/01/09 at 11:25 pm

So..we got the Wii, the Wii Fit, and the Jillian Michael's workout. I LOVE Wii Fit! OMG...it's so much fun! I haven't tried the Jillian one yet, but I am so excited. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 03/12/09 at 3:48 pm

Although I had been losing weight, the past coupleof weeks or so I've come to a standstill.  Bizarrely I appear to be putting weight on my ring finger.  I can't now get my wedding ring off, although I could about a month ago.  :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 03/12/09 at 8:28 pm


Although I had been losing weight, the past coupleof weeks or so I've come to a standstill.  Bizarrely I appear to be putting weight on my ring finger.  I can't now get my wedding ring off, although I could about a month ago.   :-\\



The part about your finger is very strange, Karen, but I hope you don't get discouraged.


As for me, now that I'm feeling better.  I went to the gym with Micah yesterday and did the elliptical for a little over an hour (like 63 mins) and was able to do 5 miles.  Today I worked on arms and abs on machines and mat.  There for about 45 mins.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 03/17/09 at 6:05 am

I just went to the doctor and found out that I'm four pounds lighter than my bathroom scales say I am. Which is good news. :D

Which I guess means that the scales always give me a weight which is in fact four pounds heavier than I actually am.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/17/09 at 10:21 am

Well, it seems that I had gained weight over the weekend. Part of me is surprised at that but the other part isn't. I did eat A LOT (well, on Saturday anyway), but I did A LOT of walking. My legs are STILL sore from all the walking I did.

I decided to take today off and get back into the routine tomorrow. Yeah, it will be hard to get back into it but I will.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 03/17/09 at 11:25 am

I had my final weigh-in at the Curves Biggest Loser challenge that's been running since December.  I lost... 2 lbs.  :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/17/09 at 11:29 am



To Cat and Karen: Philly was totally worth it!  No worries... it'll all work out!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 03/17/09 at 1:51 pm


I had my final weigh-in at the Curves Biggest Loser challenge that's been running since December.  I lost... 2 lbs.   :(


Hang in there!  And thanks so much...I gained 2 pounds this week, now I know it wasn't from the junk food and pop, it was yours!  ;)



Well, it seems that I had gained weight over the weekend. Part of me is surprised at that but the other part isn't. I did eat A LOT (well, on Saturday anyway), but I did A LOT of walking. My legs are STILL sore from all the walking I did.

I decided to take today off and get back into the routine tomorrow. Yeah, it will be hard to get back into it but I will.



I agree with Q.  Besides, you both look fantastic!  And I have the pictures posted to prove it!  8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/17/09 at 1:54 pm


Hang in there!  And thanks so much...I gained 2 pounds this week, now I know it wasn't from the junk food and pop, it was yours!  ;)



I agree with Q.  Besides, you both look fantastic!  And I have the pictures posted to prove it!  8)



Flatter me. I can take it.  :D ;D ;D ;D  Sorry, you can't repeat a karma action without waiting 24 hours.



Cat


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/17/09 at 11:35 pm

SO....I decided to start walk/jogging now. I went to the track today and did like 2.5-3 miles....we'll see if THIS helps me lose more weight. I'm so sick of being stuck at the same damn number. :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 03/18/09 at 1:24 pm


SO....I decided to start walk/jogging now. I went to the track today and did like 2.5-3 miles....we'll see if THIS helps me lose more weight. I'm so sick of being stuck at the same damn number. :-\\




Good luck, Erin.  Just make sure you stretch and don't overdo it on your knees like I did.  And, hey, at least you haven't gained 2 pounds like I did....

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/18/09 at 11:15 pm




Good luck, Erin.  Just make sure you stretch and don't overdo it on your knees like I did.  And, hey, at least you haven't gained 2 pounds like I did....


thanks Amy! :) I have been going back and forth between like 4 pounds...I am so frustrated that it will not just start going down again. >:(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 03/24/09 at 10:43 am

I lost the 2 pounds I gained over spring break and another 0.4 pounds on top of that.  I'm still in the "bad" numbers......

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/24/09 at 11:56 am





I lost the 2 pounds I gained over spring break and another 0.4 pounds on top of that.  I'm still in the "bad" numbers......







Told Ya So!!!







I mean......





YAY!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 03/24/09 at 12:29 pm





Told Ya So!!!

I mean......



YAY!!!!




Who are you trying to kid?  You mean Told Ya So    ;D ;)  And yes, you did tell me so and I thank you for your confidence.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 03/24/09 at 7:33 pm


I lost the 2 pounds I gained over spring break and another 0.4 pounds on top of that.  I'm still in the "bad" numbers......


but going down, hwoever slowly, has got to be good

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 03/24/09 at 8:14 pm


but going down, hwoever slowly, has got to be good


Thank you for that, Karen.  You are awesome!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 03/31/09 at 9:03 pm

Today's weigh in:  loss of 1.5 or 1.6 pounds.

Logged over 500 minutes of exercise last week.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/31/09 at 9:08 pm


Today's weigh in:  loss of 1.5 or 1.6 pounds.

Logged over 500 minutes of exercise last week.


That's fantastic!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/28/09 at 12:40 pm

An update:

Well, I haven't been using my home gym very much.  :-[  Yeah, yeah, I know. I really should get back on it. But, that is not to say that I haven't been doing anything. For the past 2 months or so, I have been doing Abs of Steel (a video that came out back in the 90s). Ok, so it hasn't been EVERYDAY but average about 5 times a week (give or take). I had a doc appointment a month ago and another one last week-was weighed each time and I lost 3 lbs within that time. WOO HOO!!!! I have a counter-balance scale and I am waiting to be able to move the notch back over-just about there but not quite. (Yeah, I weight myself several times a day-I know I shouldn't but oh well.) 

Now, I want to get into something else (which I'm sure a few of you are going to laugh about)-belly dancing. It is something that I have always been interested in but never really learned. I think many of you know that I have studied dance in my younger days-while never on a professional level but I have taken professional classes. Over the years, I have sort of improvised belly dancing but never really knowing the correct way. I figure it is low-impact (which is what I want in a workout routine) and I think it is something I can do-with my dance training background. I got a DVD through Netflix-which I'm glad I did that because I wasn't impressed with it. The routine they had was a lot of jumping and not enough hip action (which is want I want) and my calf STILL hurts from doing it a few days ago). Well, that DVD went back to Netflix and the next one is on its way. Hopefully, this next one will be the one I am really looking for.

Oh yeah, Carlos is looking forward to watching.  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/28/09 at 12:45 pm


An update:

Well, I haven't been using my home gym very much.  :-[  Yeah, yeah, I know. I really should get back on it. But, that is not to say that I haven't been doing anything. For the past 2 months or so, I have been doing Abs of Steel (a video that came out back in the 90s). Ok, so it hasn't been EVERYDAY but average about 5 times a week (give or take). I had a doc appointment a month ago and another one last week-was weighed each time and I lost 3 lbs within that time. WOO HOO!!!! I have a counter-balance scale and I am waiting to be able to move the notch back over-just about there but not quite. (Yeah, I weight myself several times a day-I know I shouldn't but oh well.) 

Now, I want to get into something else (which I'm sure a few of you are going to laugh about)-belly dancing. It is something that I have always been interested in but never really learned. I think many of you know that I have studied dance in my younger days-while never on a professional level but I have taken professional classes. Over the years, I have sort of improvised belly dancing but never really knowing the correct way. I figure it is low-impact (which is what I want in a workout routine) and I think it is something I can do-with my dance training background. I got a DVD through Netflix-which I'm glad I did that because I wasn't impressed with it. The routine they had was a lot of jumping and not enough hip action (which is want I want) and my calf STILL hurts from doing it a few days ago). Well, that DVD went back to Netflix and the next one is on its way. Hopefully, this next one will be the one I am really looking for.

Oh yeah, Carlos is looking forward to watching.  ;)



Cat


;D

Congrats on the weight loss!!!

and good luck with the next DVD.... I'm sure Carlos doesn't mind the trial and error that comes along with finding the right one!  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 04/28/09 at 1:16 pm


An update:

Well, I haven't been using my home gym very much.  :-[  Yeah, yeah, I know. I really should get back on it. But, that is not to say that I haven't been doing anything. For the past 2 months or so, I have been doing Abs of Steel (a video that came out back in the 90s). Ok, so it hasn't been EVERYDAY but average about 5 times a week (give or take). I had a doc appointment a month ago and another one last week-was weighed each time and I lost 3 lbs within that time. WOO HOO!!!! I have a counter-balance scale and I am waiting to be able to move the notch back over-just about there but not quite. (Yeah, I weight myself several times a day-I know I shouldn't but oh well.) 

Now, I want to get into something else (which I'm sure a few of you are going to laugh about)-belly dancing. It is something that I have always been interested in but never really learned. I think many of you know that I have studied dance in my younger days-while never on a professional level but I have taken professional classes. Over the years, I have sort of improvised belly dancing but never really knowing the correct way. I figure it is low-impact (which is what I want in a workout routine) and I think it is something I can do-with my dance training background. I got a DVD through Netflix-which I'm glad I did that because I wasn't impressed with it. The routine they had was a lot of jumping and not enough hip action (which is want I want) and my calf STILL hurts from doing it a few days ago). Well, that DVD went back to Netflix and the next one is on its way. Hopefully, this next one will be the one I am really looking for.

Oh yeah, Carlos is looking forward to watching.  ;)



Cat




Good for you, Cat!  I hope it's the one you are looking for.  I have heard it is an EXCELLENT way to exercise/tone/lose weight....and you can have fun doing it.  More power to ya!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 04/28/09 at 1:21 pm

While I sit here and wait for Q to share her good news, please allow me to share some of my own.  It won't be as dramatic as hers, but I am still pleased.

Today was my last weigh in for this semester's program (next one starts in a couple weeks).

I lost 1.8 pounds this week
I lost 5.6 pounds since the beginning of this semester (roughly 14 wks since no weigh in spring break)
I lost one inch from my waist
I lost one inch from my hips
I have done at least 2 miles on elliptical (usually 2.5-2.6) 3 times a week (did 3.03 miles in 35 mins last night)

My goals at the beginning:

Run at least 2 miles 3 times a week (she was ok with substituting elliptical b/c of my knees)-  Goal Met
Lose 5 pounds --  Goal Met
Lose 2% of BMI or 2 inches (combined) from waist and hips -- Goal Met

First time I have met ALL my goals

AND I bought a pair of size 10 jeans for the first time in about 19 (or more) years.  Yeah, I did a happy dance this a.m.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/28/09 at 1:25 pm


While I sit here and wait for Q to share her good news, please allow me to share some of my own.  It won't be as dramatic as hers, but I am still pleased.

Today was my last weigh in for this semester's program (next one starts in a couple weeks).

I lost 1.8 pounds this week
I lost 5.6 pounds since the beginning of this semester (roughly 14 wks since no weigh in spring break)
I lost one inch from my waist
I lost one inch from my hips
I have done at least 2 miles on elliptical (usually 2.5-2.6) 3 times a week (did 3.03 miles in 35 mins last night)

My goals at the beginning:

Run at least 2 miles 3 times a week (she was ok with substituting elliptical b/c of my knees)-  Goal Met
Lose 5 pounds --  Goal Met
Lose 2% of BMI or 2 inches (combined) from waist and hips -- Goal Met

First time I have met ALL my goals

AND I bought a pair of size 10 jeans for the first time in about 19 (or more) years.  Yeah, I did a happy dance this a.m.



YAY FOR YOU!!! Way to go.




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/28/09 at 1:29 pm


While I sit here and wait for Q to share her good news, please allow me to share some of my own.  It won't be as dramatic as hers, but I am still pleased.

Today was my last weigh in for this semester's program (next one starts in a couple weeks).

I lost 1.8 pounds this week
I lost 5.6 pounds since the beginning of this semester (roughly 14 wks since no weigh in spring break)
I lost one inch from my waist
I lost one inch from my hips
I have done at least 2 miles on elliptical (usually 2.5-2.6) 3 times a week (did 3.03 miles in 35 mins last night)

My goals at the beginning:

Run at least 2 miles 3 times a week (she was ok with substituting elliptical b/c of my knees)-  Goal Met
Lose 5 pounds --  Goal Met
Lose 2% of BMI or 2 inches (combined) from waist and hips -- Goal Met

First time I have met ALL my goals

AND I bought a pair of size 10 jeans for the first time in about 19 (or more) years.  Yeah, I did a happy dance this a.m.



THAT'S AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!  YAY you!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/28/09 at 1:37 pm

alright, alright... I'll tell...

as I lay here typing today. I am in bed and posting on my laptop... I just noticed that I don't have to quite look over my stomach like I used too  ;D

I now fit into jeans that I couldn't button last year...
I bought a jacket a christmas party this past december... at the time I couldn't button the jacket I just wore it as an overshirt... I put it on this month and it actually buttoned!

and then my landlord and 5 people at work commented that I look like I lost a lot of weight... so I'm finally getting to the point were people can tell.... :)

I'm at 40-43 lbs right now...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/28/09 at 1:48 pm


alright, alright... I'll tell...

as I lay here typing today. I am in bed and posting on my laptop... I just noticed that I don't have to quite look over my stomach like I used too  ;D

I now fit into jeans that I couldn't button last year...
I bought a jacket a christmas party this past december... at the time I couldn't button the jacket I just wore it as an overshirt... I put it on this month and it actually buttoned!

and then my landlord and 5 people at work commented that I look like I lost a lot of weight... so I'm finally getting to the point were people can tell.... :)

I'm at 40-43 lbs right now...





Way cool. YAY FOR YOU!!!!!




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 04/28/09 at 2:50 pm


alright, alright... I'll tell...

as I lay here typing today. I am in bed and posting on my laptop... I just noticed that I don't have to quite look over my stomach like I used too  ;D

I now fit into jeans that I couldn't button last year...
I bought a jacket a christmas party this past december... at the time I couldn't button the jacket I just wore it as an overshirt... I put it on this month and it actually buttoned!

and then my landlord and 5 people at work commented that I look like I lost a lot of weight... so I'm finally getting to the point were people can tell.... :)

I'm at 40-43 lbs right now...





I couldn't be prouder!!  Yay for you and your amazing accomplishment!!!!!!!!  And thanks, Cat!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 04/29/09 at 3:09 am


alright, alright... I'll tell...

as I lay here typing today. I am in bed and posting on my laptop... I just noticed that I don't have to quite look over my stomach like I used too  ;D

I now fit into jeans that I couldn't button last year...
I bought a jacket a christmas party this past december... at the time I couldn't button the jacket I just wore it as an overshirt... I put it on this month and it actually buttoned!

and then my landlord and 5 people at work commented that I look like I lost a lot of weight... so I'm finally getting to the point were people can tell.... :)

I'm at 40-43 lbs right now...


Fantastic!

Well done Amy and Cat too.  :)

I got weighed at my doctor's last monday and nearly had a fit, I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life so I have been working hard since. I knew I had put on weight in America, but that is what holidays are about........ :-[

Anyway I am determined not to get on the scales yet as I don't want to get trapped in the cycle of weighing myself every day.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/29/09 at 3:20 am


Fantastic!

Well done Amy and Cat too.  :)

I got weighed at my doctor's last monday and nearly had a fit, I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life so I have been working hard since. I knew I had put on weight in America, but that is what holidays are about........ :-[

Anyway I am determined not to get on the scales yet as I don't want to get trapped in the cycle of weighing myself every day.


I understand...and I'm pulling for you...  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 04/29/09 at 6:15 pm


Fantastic!

Well done Amy and Cat too.  :)

I got weighed at my doctor's last monday and nearly had a fit, I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life so I have been working hard since. I knew I had put on weight in America, but that is what holidays are about........ :-[

Anyway I am determined not to get on the scales yet as I don't want to get trapped in the cycle of weighing myself every day.



Thanks, G.  Don't sweat it...more important that you had a good time on holiday.  You know you'll take it off, just give yourself time.  Good for you not getting on the scales every day!!

I'm proud of you and know you will do whatever you set your mind to.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/29/09 at 9:59 pm

I'm so proud of all of you girls! :)

As for me...I have been at this stand still for literally months! I think I am seriously going to join the gym..I need a change in my routine..and I think that would do well for me! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/13/09 at 4:55 am


Hey Guys.

I just joined Dr Ians 50 million pounds weight loss challenge. I just signed up so I don't know what its all about yet.

It appears to be free which I like... with menus, meal plans and tips...

I created a team for us in case others want to join...  inthe00s.com  (creative huh?)  :D
http://www.50millionpounds.com/challenge_teams/teamprofile.aspx?id=96fd054a-4440-46e7-b0e2-ca7e399aa28c

I sure hope that's the link...its 3am and I am tired.... let me know if it doesn't work.

night!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobby on 05/13/09 at 5:17 am

I have just been reading some of these experiences here and it inspires me to gain further progress with my weight. I have lost almost 2 stone (from nearly 17 stone to 15), have shifted from a size XXL to L, and from size 42 (yes . . .  :-[) to size 38. I can get into a size 36 but I can't button my jeans up at that size just yet, lol.

I will have to post some modern pictures up here when (not if) I hit size 36.  8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/13/09 at 8:33 am


Hey Guys.

I just joined Dr Ians 50 million pounds weight loss challenge. I just signed up so I don't know what its all about yet.

It appears to be free which I like... with menus, meal plans and tips...

I created a team for us in case others want to join...  inthe00s.com   (creative huh?)  :D
http://www.50millionpounds.com/challenge_teams/teamprofile.aspx?id=96fd054a-4440-46e7-b0e2-ca7e399aa28c

I sure hope that's the link...its 3am and I am tired.... let me know if it doesn't work.

night!

sounds cool Q..I will check it out!


I have just been reading some of these experiences here and it inspires me to gain further progress with my weight. I have lost almost 2 stone (from nearly 17 stone to 15), have shifted from a size XXL to L, and from size 42 (yes . . .  :-[) to size 38. I can get into a size 36 but I can't button my jeans up at that size just yet, lol.

I will have to post some modern pictures up here when (not if) I hit size 36.  8)





way to go Rob! That is quite impressive! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/13/09 at 8:50 am


I have just been reading some of these experiences here and it inspires me to gain further progress with my weight. I have lost almost 2 stone (from nearly 17 stone to 15), have shifted from a size XXL to L, and from size 42 (yes . . .  :-[) to size 38. I can get into a size 36 but I can't button my jeans up at that size just yet, lol.

I will have to post some modern pictures up here when (not if) I hit size 36.  8)




Well done Bobby.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/13/09 at 8:51 am


Hey Guys.

I just joined Dr Ians 50 million pounds weight loss challenge. I just signed up so I don't know what its all about yet.

It appears to be free which I like... with menus, meal plans and tips...

I created a team for us in case others want to join...  inthe00s.com   (creative huh?)  :D
http://www.50millionpounds.com/challenge_teams/teamprofile.aspx?id=96fd054a-4440-46e7-b0e2-ca7e399aa28c

I sure hope that's the link...its 3am and I am tired.... let me know if it doesn't work.

night!


ok Q..I joined! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/13/09 at 4:39 pm


ok Q..I joined! :)


Yay!  I'll have some time to figure it all out tonight I hope. I signed up 15inutes before the end of my shift this morning.  :D

Congrats bobby! That's great progress. And welcome back! Now please go find Howard and say hi.  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 05/13/09 at 7:10 pm


Hey Guys.

I just joined Dr Ians 50 million pounds weight loss challenge. I just signed up so I don't know what its all about yet.

It appears to be free which I like... with menus, meal plans and tips...

I created a team for us in case others want to join...  inthe00s.com   (creative huh?)  :D
http://www.50millionpounds.com/challenge_teams/teamprofile.aspx?id=96fd054a-4440-46e7-b0e2-ca7e399aa28c

I sure hope that's the link...its 3am and I am tired.... let me know if it doesn't work.

night!
joined - maybe this will motivate me - I seem to have no motivation whatsoever :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 05/13/09 at 7:10 pm


I have just been reading some of these experiences here and it inspires me to gain further progress with my weight. I have lost almost 2 stone (from nearly 17 stone to 15), have shifted from a size XXL to L, and from size 42 (yes . . .  :-[) to size 38. I can get into a size 36 but I can't button my jeans up at that size just yet, lol.

I will have to post some modern pictures up here when (not if) I hit size 36.  8)


Good for you, keep up the good work

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/13/09 at 8:41 pm


joined - maybe this will motivate me - I seem to have no motivation whatsoever :-\\


Hey sami....

GET YOUR ARSE OFF OF THE COUCH!!!!

Did that motivate you at all???


YEah... me neither  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 05/13/09 at 8:48 pm


Hey sami....

GET YOUR ARSE OFF OF THE COUCH!!!!

Did that motivate you at all???


YEah... me neither  ;D
just wait - I am eating canned salmon and crackers - and watching criminal minds, then I am thinking about going to bed

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/13/09 at 9:00 pm


just wait - I am eating canned salmon and crackers - and watching criminal minds, then I am thinking about going to bed


good plan O0

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 05/13/09 at 9:30 pm


good plan O0
I walked 10 minutes today - I suppose I got to start somewhere ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/13/09 at 9:32 pm

I walked on Monday and Tuesday and went to the gym today.

I plan to go to the gym straight after putting the kids on the school bus tomorrow morning and again on Friday.  We'll see!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/13/09 at 9:35 pm

Also meant to add

I hope all those of you who are exercising are remembering to stretch properly afterwards?

I see so many people at the gym (and in the UK at orienteering events) who just go through the motions.  You might as well not bother if you aren't going to hold the stretch for long enough to be effective.  Someone came in tonight whilst I was stretching and she did all her stretches in the time it took me to do two!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/13/09 at 9:39 pm


I walked 10 minutes today - I suppose I got to start somewhere ;)

that's great... I need to walk again.. I took a couple days off to recoup...plus the air quality was bad but its getting better

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/13/09 at 9:39 pm


Also meant to add

I hope all those of you who are exercising are remembering to stretch properly afterwards?

I see so many people at the gym (and in the UK at orienteering events) who just go through the motions.  You might as well not bother if you aren't going to hold the stretch for long enough to be effective.  Someone came in tonight whilst I was stretching and she did all her stretches in the time it took me to do two!


good point... I get bored with stretching...plus I never really learned proper technique

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/13/09 at 9:43 pm


good point... I get bored with stretching...plus I never really learned proper technique


http://www.curveswilsonville.com/documents/Sm_Stretch_Poster.pdf

it says to hold each stretch for 15 seconds.  Their new advice is to hold the position whilst you count up to seven then extend the stretch slightly and count down from seven to zero.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/13/09 at 9:49 pm


http://www.curveswilsonville.com/documents/Sm_Stretch_Poster.pdf

it says to hold each stretch for 15 seconds.  Their new advice is to hold the position whilst you count up to seven then extend the stretch slightly and count down from seven to zero.


Thanks!!!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 05/14/09 at 11:13 am

Good news everyone! I'm back at my target weight!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 05/14/09 at 12:25 pm


I have just been reading some of these experiences here and it inspires me to gain further progress with my weight. I have lost almost 2 stone (from nearly 17 stone to 15), have shifted from a size XXL to L, and from size 42 (yes . . .  :-[) to size 38. I can get into a size 36 but I can't button my jeans up at that size just yet, lol.

I will have to post some modern pictures up here when (not if) I hit size 36.  8)




That's awesome!  Good for you! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 05/14/09 at 12:26 pm

Well guys, I joined the 50 million pound challenge.  It's finally time for me to get off my butt and do something.  I feel really good about it.  I've been working in my yard a lot and I've already lost 10 pounds.  I hope I can just keep going. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/14/09 at 9:12 pm


Good news everyone! I'm back at my target weight!


YAY BOBO!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/14/09 at 9:23 pm


Well guys, I joined the 50 million pound challenge.  It's finally time for me to get off my butt and do something.  I feel really good about it.  I've been working in my yard a lot and I've already lost 10 pounds.  I hope I can just keep going. 


YAY... I went to curves today...finally! THANKS KAREN!!! I think I'm gonna like it.

Plus....apparently my scale is wrong.. when I got on their scale I was wearing tennis shoes, sweat pants and a tshirt and I still weighed three pounds less than when I weighed myself this morning...not wearing that stuff... so YAY ME!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/14/09 at 9:23 pm

okay I think I challenge everyone in the 50 million pounds challenge to walk at least once this weekend...  30 minutes sound fair?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/14/09 at 10:26 pm


Well guys, I joined the 50 million pound challenge.  It's finally time for me to get off my butt and do something.  I feel really good about it.  I've been working in my yard a lot and I've already lost 10 pounds.  I hope I can just keep going. 



you go girl! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 05/15/09 at 9:38 am


okay I think I challenge everyone in the 50 million pounds challenge to walk at least once this weekend...  30 minutes sound fair?


I will do it!!



YAY BOBO!!!


Yes, good for you Bobo!



you go girl! :)


Thank you sweetie!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/15/09 at 7:57 pm

Hi Everyone!

I'd like to lose 25 pounds (to go from 175 to 150) does anyone know how I can do this quickly and safely? Thank you!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/15/09 at 8:22 pm


Hi Everyone!

I'd like to lose 25 pounds (to go from 175 to 150) does anyone know how I can do this quickly and safely? Thank you!


walking, drinking only water and plenty of it... eating healthy a few times a day...  ;) 

also sign up at the website below.... Dr Ian gives free meal plans and stuff....  oh and join our inthe00s group!  :)



Hey Guys.

I just joined Dr Ians 50 million pounds weight loss challenge. I just signed up so I don't know what its all about yet.

It appears to be free which I like... with menus, meal plans and tips...

I created a team for us in case others want to join...  inthe00s.com   (creative huh?)  :D
http://www.50millionpounds.com/challenge_teams/teamprofile.aspx?id=96fd054a-4440-46e7-b0e2-ca7e399aa28c

I sure hope that's the link...its 3am and I am tired.... let me know if it doesn't work.

night!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/15/09 at 10:01 pm

Hi Snozzie!

Thanks and I will join. woohoo!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/15/09 at 10:01 pm


Hi Snozzie!

Thanks and I will join. woohoo!



YAY!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/15/09 at 10:21 pm

Should I include mu post dialysis weight? Because about 6 pounds of water weight dissapears when I'm there. (then I drink a bottle of water and POOF it appears again. LOL)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/15/09 at 10:31 pm


Should I include mu post dialysis weight? Because about 6 pounds of water weight dissapears when I'm there. (then I drink a bottle of water and POOF it appears again. LOL)


so there is a bright side to it!  ;)  and yes... you should...  ;D
I don't know if our team is in competition with anyone else but I like to operate like we are...and everyone knows how much I love to win!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/15/09 at 10:58 pm

I undid all my good work this week by pigging out tonight.  :-[  Buffets are bad news

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/15/09 at 11:02 pm


I undid all my good work this week by pigging out tonight.   :-[  Buffets are bad news


or...by working out every day this week you built up a cushion that allowed you to enjoy the buffet.... basically you evened the scales....so to speak  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: NbC on 05/16/09 at 7:58 am


Hey Guys.

I just joined Dr Ians 50 million pounds weight loss challenge. I just signed up so I don't know what its all about yet.

It appears to be free which I like... with menus, meal plans and tips...

I created a team for us in case others want to join...  inthe00s.com   (creative huh?)  :D
http://www.50millionpounds.com/challenge_teams/teamprofile.aspx?id=96fd054a-4440-46e7-b0e2-ca7e399aa28c

I sure hope that's the link...its 3am and I am tired.... let me know if it doesn't work.

night!


I would love to join up if you wouldn't mind.  I would like to lose the 15 to 20 lbs that I had put on recently.  Just haven't had the motivation to finally start eating better (Junk food is my enemy) and tone up. 

I need to go out and buy a scale though and a set of weights to get rid of the bat wings.  :o

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/16/09 at 12:52 pm


I would love to join up if you wouldn't mind.  I would like to lose the 15 to 20 lbs that I had put on recently.  Just haven't had the motivation to finally start eating better (Junk food is my enemy) and tone up. 

I need to go out and buy a scale though and a set of weights to get rid of the bat wings.   :o


The more the merrier!  And good luck to you!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/16/09 at 4:16 pm

Yahoo! I lost 8 pounds of water weight in dialysis. (176 to 168 in FOUR HOURS! )

Now watch me drink a bottle of water see it fly back on. I'm trying to drop weight on my own to help myself. I'm having a subway sub now for lunch!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/16/09 at 6:10 pm


Yahoo! I lost 8 pounds of water weight in dialysis. (176 to 168 in FOUR HOURS! )

Now watch me drink a bottle of water see it fly back on. I'm trying to drop weight on my own to help myself. I'm having a subway sub now for lunch!  :)


Subway and water is a good start. I'd say congrats on 8 PBS but that's a crappy way to loose it. So sorry you're going thru all that but I admire your high spirits! And I'd give u karma bit I don't think it's been 24hrs. I'll try just in case I am wrong.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/16/09 at 6:20 pm

Alright, I joined the 50 million pound team (That's what it feels like I've got to lose.)  I set my goal for 35 pounds lighter, although I seriously need more, but I figure medium sized goals and I might actually get at least halfway there.  My doctor said I should look into gastric bypass, which my hubby had a friend who did it, and it worked for him.  I just really wanna avoid surgery if I can.  I figure being part of a team and not wanting to let anyone down will motivate me enough to keep on track.  I hope so anyway.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/16/09 at 6:59 pm

Hi Snoz! Thank you for the Karma, right back at you. And the dialysis is not so bad, I just hate it when they change the little dressing on the catheter in my neck and if it scabs over--it often does--they have to pluck it off. I almost punched my nurse today when she plucked it off.  :o It hurt! LOL. I joined the group and made my goal weight 110 pounds.  :) It's a bit much, but it gives me alot of room to move around.

Some people have actually told me I don't need to lose more weight, but I'm not near my ideal weight and I'd like to be closer to it. I don't have to hit it, but if I could just wave at it, I'd be happy.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/16/09 at 7:40 pm


Hi Snoz! Thank you for the Karma, right back at you. And the dialysis is not so bad, I just hate it when they change the little dressing on the catheter in my neck and if it scabs over--it often does--they have to pluck it off. I almost punched my nurse today when she plucked it off.  :o It hurt! LOL. I joined the group and made my goal weight 110 pounds.  :) It's a bit much, but it gives me alot of room to move around.

Some people have actually told me I don't need to lose more weight, but I'm not near my ideal weight and I'd like to be closer to it. I don't have to hit it, but if I could just wave at it, I'd be happy.  :)


For the record your current weight would make me estatic. I'd be so happy I'd probably parade around naked for a week. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/16/09 at 7:43 pm


Alright, I joined the 50 million pound team (That's what it feels like I've got to lose.)  I set my goal for 35 pounds lighter, although I seriously need more, but I figure medium sized goals and I might actually get at least halfway there.  My doctor said I should look into gastric bypass, which my hubby had a friend who did it, and it worked for him.  I just really wanna avoid surgery if I can.  I figure being part of a team and not wanting to let anyone down will motivate me enough to keep on track.  I hope so anyway.


Yay patty!! Don't sell yourself short. Any start is a great start! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/16/09 at 8:26 pm


For the record your current weight would make me estatic. I'd be so happy I'd probably parade around naked for a week. :D


;D Well I think you're at a nice weight Snoz. I'm still adjusting to my weight. I never actually thought I'd be where I am. I used to weigh 260 pounds the main reason I began dieting before I got sick was that as you know I'm wild about Michael Jackson and want to meet him. But Michael Jackson is a skinny man and I looked at myself one day and realized I look like a cow next to him. So I started trying to slim down to look good next to him. Silly as it sounds. But I am darn near 100 pounds away from where I started and despite the turn it took to get there, I'm happy to be there, and want to drop more.

Maybe People Weekly will put me in thier weight loss issue!  ;D Nah, just meeting Michael would be enough for me. And if he thinks I'm cute, then it's all gravy baby.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/16/09 at 11:12 pm


;D Well I think you're at a nice weight Snoz. I'm still adjusting to my weight. I never actually thought I'd be where I am. I used to weigh 260 pounds the main reason I began dieting before I got sick was that as you know I'm wild about Michael Jackson and want to meet him. But Michael Jackson is a skinny man and I looked at myself one day and realized I look like a cow next to him. So I started trying to slim down to look good next to him. Silly as it sounds. But I am darn near 100 pounds away from where I started and despite the turn it took to get there, I'm happy to be there, and want to drop more.

Maybe People Weekly will put me in thier weight loss issue!  ;D Nah, just meeting Michael would be enough for me. And if he thinks I'm cute, then it's all gravy baby.  ;D


Thanks but I definitely have a long ways to go. I'm still in the 240's tho I hope to be past them next week ( although I cheated today and yesterday). But considering I started at 291 I think I'm doing okay.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 05/19/09 at 9:41 am


Thanks but I definitely have a long ways to go. I'm still in the 240's tho I hope to be past them next week ( although I cheated today and yesterday). But considering I started at 291 I think I'm doing okay.


You are doing much better than ok, girl - you are doing amazing! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/19/09 at 3:44 pm

under the being healthy part of this thread

too much cola zaps muscle power

Cola and other caffienated drinks can cause an imbalance in the amount of potassium in the blood with dangerous consequences.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/19/09 at 3:46 pm


You are doing much better than ok, girl - you are doing amazing! 


aw thanks Ash... I was a bit bad this weekend because I had friends in town but I'm back on it today!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: NbC on 05/19/09 at 7:37 pm


I'm still in the 240's tho I hope to be past them next week ( although I cheated today and yesterday). But considering I started at 291 I think I'm doing okay.


You are doing astonishingly well.  I admire that. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/19/09 at 10:23 pm


You are doing astonishingly well.  I admire that. 

thanks... I just finished off a Smart Ones Tv dinner... it was 250 cals.. and was tasteless so it pretty much killed the desire to eat something else... is that how diets work!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 05/21/09 at 4:46 am


under the being healthy part of this thread

too much cola zaps muscle power

Cola and other caffienated drinks can cause an imbalance in the amount of potassium in the blood with dangerous consequences.
Yes Himself came home waving that article, we figure that may explain his low potassium!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/21/09 at 9:31 pm


had my first official work out at curves... thanks karen!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/22/09 at 1:33 pm


had my first official work out at curves... thanks karen!


I hope you enjoyed it

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/22/09 at 4:50 pm


I hope you enjoyed it


I did!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/22/09 at 8:58 pm


under the being healthy part of this thread

too much cola zaps muscle power

Cola and other caffienated drinks can cause an imbalance in the amount of potassium in the blood with dangerous consequences.


I know about potassium. I haven't had a Coke in about 2 months since I started my dialysis. They even have it written on the soda machine in the lobby "bad! bones will break!" LOL. I sneak in an orange soda every so often but mostly drink tea. And I haven't had a Pepsi since I was 12.  ;D (You're welcome Mr. Jackson)
had my first official work out at curves... thanks karen!


I wanted to go to Curves, but I'm actually really self conscious about excersicing with other people around. I usually work out alone when I can, I just don't like the idea of being ina room with outher people. I'd flip out and be comparing myself to everyone else in there. "Her hips are smaller than mine..." "Her butt is smalleer than mine..." "Her boobs can't be real..." I'd be a mess.  I do better alone.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/23/09 at 12:30 am


I know about potassium. I haven't had a Coke in about 2 months since I started my dialysis. They even have it written on the soda machine in the lobby "bad! bones will break!" LOL. I sneak in an orange soda every so often but mostly drink tea. And I haven't had a Pepsi since I was 12.  ;D (You're welcome Mr. Jackson)
I wanted to go to Curves, but I'm actually really self conscious about excersicing with other people around. I usually work out alone when I can, I just don't like the idea of being ina room with outher people. I'd flip out and be comparing myself to everyone else in there. "Her hips are smaller than mine..." "Her butt is smalleer than mine..." "Her boobs can't be real..." I'd be a mess.  I do better alone.  :)


I was the opposite..... basically... YAY!!!! there's someone here bigger than me!!!!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/23/09 at 1:19 am


I was the opposite..... basically... YAY!!!! there's someone here bigger than me!!!!  ;D


If I were in California, that would have been me (the bigger one, that is).  lol

I went in with good intentions to join Curves (oh about 6 years ago) and the place was filled to overflowing with every shape and size. I waited for a hour to get registered (and measured - bleh!) And after all that I wasn't allowed to work out that day because the place was too packed. 

It was too busy so I never went back.  Not that I especially look forward to exercise anyway.  They might have gotten their act together by now though.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/23/09 at 1:40 am


If I were in California, that would have been me (the bigger one, that is).  lol

I went in with good intentions to join Curves (oh about 6 years ago) and the place was filled to overflowing with every shape and size. I waited for a hour to get registered (and measured - bleh!) And after all that I wasn't allowed to work out that day because the place was too packed. 

It was too busy so I never went back.  Not that I especially look forward to exercise anyway.  They might have gotten their act together by now though.


so not true!!!

I went twice at 330 pm... there were only 3 or 4 people in the place...it was great...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/23/09 at 8:23 am

I am regularly the only person in the Curves I go to.  Mind you there are quite a few in the area.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 05/25/09 at 2:49 am

On reflection, It was the only Curves around and it had opened about 5 months before (and it was in the middle of nowhere/rural area.)

I guess I should have given it more chances then I did, but whatever works for somebody, then, that's great.

I just need to stop eating.  period.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/25/09 at 11:56 am

After taking 2 weeks off  :-[  I started back in today-with the belly dance workout.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/27/09 at 5:20 am


On reflection, It was the only Curves around and it had opened about 5 months before (and it was in the middle of nowhere/rural area.)

I guess I should have given it more chances then I did, but whatever works for somebody, then, that's great.

I just need to stop eating.  period.


not stop eating period...just watch what you eat... honestly patty I'm not going at this as hard as I could be... if I want something tasty then I have it... I walk when I can, work out when I can but try to watch what I eat, make smarter decisions most of the time...but when that craving hits I totally feed it...  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 05/27/09 at 1:08 pm

I watch what I eat. That's my whole problem. I watch as I pick it up and as it goes into my mouth.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/27/09 at 5:50 pm


I watch what I eat. That's my whole problem. I watch as I pick it up and as it goes into my mouth.


And sometimes if it tastes really good I forget to watch because I've closed my eyes to enhance the flavor/experience  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 05/28/09 at 12:18 pm


not stop eating period...just watch what you eat... honestly patty I'm not going at this as hard as I could be... if I want something tasty then I have it... I walk when I can, work out when I can but try to watch what I eat, make smarter decisions most of the time...but when that craving hits I totally feed it...   :)


I'm trying to do the same thing.

I swear, every time I try to go on a rigid diet, I end up going crazy after a few days and eating everything in sight.  It's a vicious cycle.  I finally figured out that I have to just work on eating smaller portions, and try to resist as many cravings as I can.  I've been walking my dog more, working outside more, and just taking things one day at a time.  I figure, I'll just try to gradually increase my exercise as I go.  That's how I have to do it.  Every time I've gotten all gung-ho in the past, something has happened, and all hell has broken loose.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/28/09 at 9:32 pm


I'm trying to do the same thing.

I swear, every time I try to go on a rigid diet, I end up going crazy after a few days and eating everything in sight.  It's a vicious cycle.  I finally figured out that I have to just work on eating smaller portions, and try to resist as many cravings as I can.  I've been walking my dog more, working outside more, and just taking things one day at a time.  I figure, I'll just try to gradually increase my exercise as I go.  That's how I have to do it.  Every time I've gotten all gung-ho in the past, something has happened, and all hell has broken loose.   ;D


Good for you Ash....yeah I can't like dive all the way in because then I'll just defeat myself... I do what I can when I can but don't hate myself if I take a day off... I actually took  a week off because I had out of town visitors, a banquet, free staff breakfast, free staff lunch and stuff but I enjoyed every minute of it... now I am back on track... well last night and the night before I was really good...but tonight I am having a BBQ Chicken sandwich and fries....

its a process...  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/29/09 at 3:05 pm

I think making small, sustainable changes to your diet and exercise is much better than going all out.  You will probably never be able to sustain the diet long term, may put on more weight and will feel crappy as a result.  I know I'm not perfect but I've tried to cut out some of the junk and less healthy snacks.

I eat a good breakfast, a mid-morning snack, reasonable lunch, mid-afternoon snack and a good dinner.  I try to eat at least five portions of fruit/veg a day (but don't beat myself up if I don't).  If I feel starving I try a glass of water and wait awhile.  Sometimes it goes away, sometimes it doesn't.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/30/09 at 3:04 am



Q is -3lbs

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Written By: statsqueen on 05/30/09 at 9:04 pm



Q is -3lbs



YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/30/09 at 9:33 pm

Congrats Q!  :)

I think I lost a pound. I'm at 167 now. But I'm not sure what I did to lose it. LOL. Probably rocking out to my music.  ;D

Well, 57 pounds to go.  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/30/09 at 9:35 pm



Thanks Aim!!!!

Thanks Tiff  and Congrats to you too!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 05/31/09 at 5:07 am

There was a very interesting thing on T.V this week in the U.K called '10 things you need to know about losing weight'. They approached it from a more scientific point of view. If you can watch it o the BBC iPlayer I would recommend it, was really good. 

In a nutshel,l things like never skip meals, especially breakfast as the body goes into starvation protection mode and craves fat, a diet higher in protein keeps you fuller longer, eating soup keeps you fuller longer because of the way your stomach processes food. Using smaller plates or smaller portions means you eat less. Never cut a food group completely out of your diet. Eating low fat dairy products helps your body process more fat, keeping moving throughout the day helps you burn more fat, then things like how exercise works and how we eat more calories than we think. Very useful programme.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/31/09 at 7:02 am


There was a very interesting thing on T.V this week in the U.K called '10 things you need to know about losing weight'. They approached it from a more scientific point of view. If you can watch it o the BBC iPlayer I would recommend it, was really good. 

In a nutshel,l things like never skip meals, especially breakfast as the body goes into starvation protection mode and craves fat, a diet higher in protein keeps you fuller longer, eating soup keeps you fuller longer because of the way your stomach processes food. Using smaller plates or smaller portions means you eat less. Never cut a food group completely out of your diet. Eating low fat dairy products helps your body process more fat, keeping moving throughout the day helps you burn more fat, then things like how exercise works and how we eat more calories than we think. Very useful programme.


wonder if they will run it on BBC America?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/31/09 at 7:05 am


wonder if they will run it on BBC America?


doesn't look available on the website...tho I didn't look reallly hard

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 05/31/09 at 10:40 am


doesn't look available on the website...tho I didn't look reallly hard


People outside the UK can't watch BBC iplayer

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/31/09 at 2:48 pm


People outside the UK can't watch BBC iplayer


I was hoping it might be on the BBC America web site... they have some programming you can watch online but not that particular item...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/31/09 at 5:18 pm

My weight is back up.  :\'( :\'( :\'(




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/31/09 at 6:38 pm


My weight is back up.  :\'( :\'( :\'(




Cat


I've seen pictures... you have months to go before you have to worry!  :)  years even

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/31/09 at 6:40 pm


I've seen pictures... you have months to go before you have to worry!  :)  years even



Awww thanks. Unfortunately, recently I heard that my mother lost a lot of weight and now she weighs less than I do.  :o :o :o  Got to get back into the exercise thing. 


Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/31/09 at 6:41 pm



Awww thanks. Unfortunately, recently I heard that my mother lost a lot of weight and now she weighs less than I do.  :o :o :o  Got to get back into the exercise thing. 


Cat


yeah but she's been sick... rather you not lose weight that way!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/31/09 at 9:05 pm

I weighed myself this morning and I'm at 166!  :) Now I am officially the skinniest person in my family, which is odd. (All the women in my family are very curvy.) I never thought I'd be the thinnest one. But I am and it feels funny.  :o

And Cat, I'm glad you're feeling better honey!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/01/09 at 3:15 am


I weighed myself this morning and I'm at 166!  :) Now I am officially the skinniest person in my family, which is odd. (All the women in my family are very curvy.) I never thought I'd be the thinnest one. But I am and it feels funny.  :o

And Cat, I'm glad you're feeling better honey!  :)




Congrats!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 06/01/09 at 8:04 am


People outside the UK can't watch BBC iplayer
Oh right I didn't know that.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 06/01/09 at 8:18 am


Oh right I didn't know that.


It's to do with the TV license.  It's a real shame, there's lots of shows I'd like to watch.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/01/09 at 3:21 pm

Long time, no post in this thread.  I slid off the wagon. :P

HOWEVER.....I have finally delved into all my eating problems with my psychologist and we are working on it.  I am proud to say that last week I did not binge at all during the evening hours (my weak point).  I lost four pounds total just from doing that.  I have also started exercising again (barely today after the unfortunate incident with the Pyrex dish on Memorial Day), in earnest, using the EA Sports Active for Wii.  If you have a Wii and want to exercise, BUY THIS GAME.  I'm doing the 30 day challenge right now, I have it set on easy, and it KICKED.  MY. ASS.  I feel good though.  I could not get the Wii Fit because I do weigh more than the balance board recommends, so this one is a nice alternative.  I also plan on walking more (which I would be doing right now, but there's a nice little storm brewing outside), and just getting back into my groove.

Good luck, fellow weight watchers and exercisers. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/02/09 at 9:01 am

so...I started eating chicken (because I wasn't getting enough protein in my diet)...and I've gained some weight because of it. I started exercising everyday again...but I have gained a few pounds...and it has me depressed. :( Ugh...why couldn't I have been born one of those people that can eat anything they want to...and never gain a pound? All I have to do is LOOK at something..and I gain weight. :\'(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/02/09 at 4:45 pm


Long time, no post in this thread.  I slid off the wagon. :P

HOWEVER.....I have finally delved into all my eating problems with my psychologist and we are working on it.  I am proud to say that last week I did not binge at all during the evening hours (my weak point).  I lost four pounds total just from doing that.  I have also started exercising again (barely today after the unfortunate incident with the Pyrex dish on Memorial Day), in earnest, using the EA Sports Active for Wii.  If you have a Wii and want to exercise, BUY THIS GAME.  I'm doing the 30 day challenge right now, I have it set on easy, and it KICKED.  MY. ASS.  I feel good though.  I could not get the Wii Fit because I do weigh more than the balance board recommends, so this one is a nice alternative.  I also plan on walking more (which I would be doing right now, but there's a nice little storm brewing outside), and just getting back into my groove.

Good luck, fellow weight watchers and exercisers. :)


excellent Jess! O0

I planned to by Active this week but life and responsibilites got in the way so next month maybe....tho the fitness coach is a good work out too...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/02/09 at 4:47 pm


so...I started eating chicken (because I wasn't getting enough protein in my diet)...and I've gained some weight because of it. I started exercising everyday again...but I have gained a few pounds...and it has me depressed. :( Ugh...why couldn't I have been born one of those people that can eat anything they want to...and never gain a pound? All I have to do is LOOK at something..and I gain weight. :\'(



is it the chicken or the way the chicken is being prepared? like creamy chicken, or chicken skin...those are bad but a broiled chicken breast or chicken in broth shouldn't be that bad... 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/02/09 at 11:05 pm



is it the chicken or the way the chicken is being prepared? like creamy chicken, or chicken skin...those are bad but a broiled chicken breast or chicken in broth shouldn't be that bad... 




no, I always eat boneless, skinless...usually grilled or cooked in the oven. Maybe it's not that..it just seems like that is when I started gaining some weight.

Anyhoo...we bought EA Sports Active for our Wii today...so I am stoked to start that! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/02/09 at 11:07 pm


no, I always eat boneless, skinless...usually grilled or cooked in the oven. Maybe it's not that..it just seems like that is when I started gaining some weight.

Anyhoo...we bought EA Sports Active for our Wii today...so I am stoked to start that! :)


I think its psychological... you just don't want to be eating chicken....  ;)


did you ever get the Jillian Michaels game for the wii?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/02/09 at 11:08 pm


I think its psychological... you just don't want to be eating chicken....  ;)


did you ever get the Jillian Michaels game for the wii?



it very well could be! lol

Yes..I got it..and truthfully..I can't stand it. I love Jillian and I love her regular workout DVDs (I do them all the time)....but I just couldn't get into this one. I think I'm gonna sell it on Ebay soon.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/02/09 at 11:44 pm


no, I always eat boneless, skinless...usually grilled or cooked in the oven. Maybe it's not that..it just seems like that is when I started gaining some weight.

Anyhoo...we bought EA Sports Active for our Wii today...so I am stoked to start that! :)


It's probably just your body readjusting to the extra protein or something.  I wouldn't worry unless you start gaining a lot of weight. :)

A few things to know about Sports Active:

The leg strap:  Make sure it is positioned correctly and the nunchuk is in there proper or else it will NOT record lunges, squats, etc.  If the strap starts to slide (which it will sometimes, depending on your clothing), someone recommended just sticking the nunchuk in your pocket.  I tried that today and it worked fine.  Also, if you have fatass thighs like mine, the strap will NOT fit, but can be resolved by going and buying some velcro at a fabric store.

The resistance band: Is flimsy, but workable.  If you feel you're not getting any benefit from it, Target sells the good Pilates resistance bands.  People on Amazon recommend getting the flat bands with the fabric handles so you can hold the controller and nunchuk properly.

You can customize your workouts in regular mode or the 30 day challenge.  I'm doing the challenge, set on easy, but I have to uncheck inline skating because it kills my knees.  The journal is awesome and allows you to also record other exercises you've done outside of the Sports Active.  It also keeps you in check on how many meals you're eating, how much water you're getting, how much sleep you're getting, etc.  You can also set calorie, workout, and some other goals.  I do have to say that the journal and goals sections are kind of funky to work out at first, but they're neat.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/02/09 at 11:55 pm



it very well could be! lol

Yes..I got it..and truthfully..I can't stand it. I love Jillian and I love her regular workout DVDs (I do them all the time)....but I just couldn't get into this one. I think I'm gonna sell it on Ebay soon.


that's too bad but thanks for the warning.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/02/09 at 11:57 pm


It's probably just your body readjusting to the extra protein or something.  I wouldn't worry unless you start gaining a lot of weight. :)

A few things to know about Sports Active:

The leg strap:  Make sure it is positioned correctly and the nunchuk is in there proper or else it will NOT record lunges, squats, etc.  If the strap starts to slide (which it will sometimes, depending on your clothing), someone recommended just sticking the nunchuk in your pocket.  I tried that today and it worked fine.  Also, if you have fatass thighs like mine, the strap will NOT fit, but can be resolved by going and buying some velcro at a fabric store.

The resistance band: Is flimsy, but workable.  If you feel you're not getting any benefit from it, Target sells the good Pilates resistance bands.  People on Amazon recommend getting the flat bands with the fabric handles so you can hold the controller and nunchuk properly.

You can customize your workouts in regular mode or the 30 day challenge.  I'm doing the challenge, set on easy, but I have to uncheck inline skating because it kills my knees.  The journal is awesome and allows you to also record other exercises you've done outside of the Sports Active.  It also keeps you in check on how many meals you're eating, how much water you're getting, how much sleep you're getting, etc.  You can also set calorie, workout, and some other goals.  I do have to say that the journal and goals sections are kind of funky to work out at first, but they're neat.



all good stuff to know...

I plan on taking classes this summer (again) last summer I was on campus 4 days a week... and I worked 3 1/2 days... I walked in between classes and dropped my first 20 lbs pretty quickly....here's hoping I can do the same or better this summer.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Red Ant on 06/03/09 at 12:15 am



it very well could be! lol

Yes..I got it..and truthfully..I can't stand it. I love Jillian and I love her regular workout DVDs (I do them all the time)....but I just couldn't get into this one. I think I'm gonna sell it on Ebay soon.


I was going to get that for Nicole (and myself). If you want to sell it, send me a PM - I'd buy it from you.

Ant

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/03/09 at 9:02 am


It's probably just your body readjusting to the extra protein or something.  I wouldn't worry unless you start gaining a lot of weight. :)

A few things to know about Sports Active:

The leg strap:  Make sure it is positioned correctly and the nunchuk is in there proper or else it will NOT record lunges, squats, etc.  If the strap starts to slide (which it will sometimes, depending on your clothing), someone recommended just sticking the nunchuk in your pocket.  I tried that today and it worked fine.  Also, if you have fatass thighs like mine, the strap will NOT fit, but can be resolved by going and buying some velcro at a fabric store.

The resistance band: Is flimsy, but workable.  If you feel you're not getting any benefit from it, Target sells the good Pilates resistance bands.  People on Amazon recommend getting the flat bands with the fabric handles so you can hold the controller and nunchuk properly.

You can customize your workouts in regular mode or the 30 day challenge.  I'm doing the challenge, set on easy, but I have to uncheck inline skating because it kills my knees.  The journal is awesome and allows you to also record other exercises you've done outside of the Sports Active.  It also keeps you in check on how many meals you're eating, how much water you're getting, how much sleep you're getting, etc.  You can also set calorie, workout, and some other goals.  I do have to say that the journal and goals sections are kind of funky to work out at first, but they're neat.



thanks for all of the info, Jess!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: NbC on 06/04/09 at 10:08 am

I went out and bought the Wii and Wii Fit today.  Everyone has been saying such great things about it and I thought it would be a fun way to get my daughter and I moving.  Summer is here and she wanted to get into shape and I have been needing to lose at least 15 lbs.  Regular exercise just doesn't interest me. 

My Wii Fit age is 10 years older than I actually am so that was a good reality check.  I plan on buying Wii Active next month.  That game actually looks more challenging. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/04/09 at 7:37 pm


I went out and bought the Wii and Wii Fit today.  Everyone has been saying such great things about it and I thought it would be a fun way to get my daughter and I moving.  Summer is here and she wanted to get into shape and I have been needing to lose at least 15 lbs.  Regular exercise just doesn't interest me. 

My Wii Fit age is 10 years older than I actually am so that was a good reality check.  I plan on buying Wii Active next month.  That game actually looks more challenging. 


and don't forget my fitness coach.... I love that workout!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 06/08/09 at 10:40 am

ok so I finally got on the scales at home after the doctor's ones scared the bejesus out of me.
I have lost 5 pounds, so I'm almost back to what I weighed when I arrived in Philly rather than what I weighed when I left Delaware!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/08/09 at 10:49 am

Go, Gis! :D

I've stuck with my Wii Sports Active challenge for a solid week.  This week I'm going to ramp it up a bit and try to walk more in between the actual workouts. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/08/09 at 10:55 am

I'm pushing 260, that's the heaviest I've ever been. I might go out for a 2-mile walk 2 or 3 times a week, but that's pretty much all the exercise I do.

And I make no excuses, I'm just a lazy bastard. And it's only gotten worse since I've been laid off from my job, since I'm not making a lot of money I hardly go out anymore and I've gotten lethargic and mildly depressed.

The good news is, that's about to change. Tomorrow I start a new job that pays just as well as (or possibly even better than) my last one, but it will easily be the most physically demanding job I've ever had.  You ever go to a McDonald's or Burger King and see that guy pull the tractor-trailer up behind the restaurant and start wheeling out boxes on a two-wheeled dolly down a ramp and into the back door? Well that's gonna be me.

Pretty much all of my fat is concentrated on my belly (though I'm starting to sprout a nice set of man-boobs as well), but if I can stick it out and make it past the first month or so I'm hoping that I should be able to see my dick by the end of the summer.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/08/09 at 11:02 am

^ ;D

I wish you luck in your new job and in getting rid of the moobs. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 06/08/09 at 12:29 pm

Congratulations on the new job Al.  And good luck on the exercise/weight loss



Pretty much all of my fat is concentrated on my belly (though I'm starting to sprout a nice set of man-boobs as well), but if I can stick it out and make it past the first month or so I'm hoping that I should be able to see my dick by the end of the summer.


thanks for that visual just before lunch.  8-P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 06/08/09 at 1:15 pm


I'm pushing 260, that's the heaviest I've ever been. I might go out for a 2-mile walk 2 or 3 times a week, but that's pretty much all the exercise I do.

And I make no excuses, I'm just a lazy bastard. And it's only gotten worse since I've been laid off from my job, since I'm not making a lot of money I hardly go out anymore and I've gotten lethargic and mildly depressed.

The good news is, that's about to change. Tomorrow I start a new job that pays just as well as (or possibly even better than) my last one, but it will easily be the most physically demanding job I've ever had.  You ever go to a McDonald's or Burger King and see that guy pull the tractor-trailer up behind the restaurant and start wheeling out boxes on a two-wheeled dolly down a ramp and into the back door? Well that's gonna be me.

Pretty much all of my fat is concentrated on my belly (though I'm starting to sprout a nice set of man-boobs as well), but if I can stick it out and make it past the first month or so I'm hoping that I should be able to see my dick by the end of the summer.
You're going to hate me but if you give up the beer the belly will go a lot faster.......

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 06/08/09 at 2:06 pm


I'm pushing 260, that's the heaviest I've ever been. I might go out for a 2-mile walk 2 or 3 times a week, but that's pretty much all the exercise I do.

And I make no excuses, I'm just a lazy bastard. And it's only gotten worse since I've been laid off from my job, since I'm not making a lot of money I hardly go out anymore and I've gotten lethargic and mildly depressed.

The good news is, that's about to change. Tomorrow I start a new job that pays just as well as (or possibly even better than) my last one, but it will easily be the most physically demanding job I've ever had.  You ever go to a McDonald's or Burger King and see that guy pull the tractor-trailer up behind the restaurant and start wheeling out boxes on a two-wheeled dolly down a ramp and into the back door? Well that's gonna be me.

Pretty much all of my fat is concentrated on my belly (though I'm starting to sprout a nice set of man-boobs as well), but if I can stick it out and make it past the first month or so I'm hoping that I should be able to see my dick by the end of the summer.


Al, you're so funny! 

Congrats on the new job!

As for me, I'm trying to get my brother in law to take salsa/ballroom dancing classes with me this summer.  (My husband refuses. ::) ;D)  I figure it would be lots of fun, and a great way to burn calories.  Plus I'm trying to walk my dog as much as possible.  The past couple of weeks haven't been very productive because I've been taking care of my grandma, but I'm trying!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/08/09 at 2:55 pm

Congrats and best of luck to everyone making progress. :)

In five months I've only lost about 4 lbs, and that's because I am also lazy.  For the most part I eat healthy with the exception of the past few weekends.  I've cut down to about one soda a day.  I don't exercise that much.  That'll probably change here soon, as I'd like to lose 20-50 lbs before the wedding date.

My fiance's lost 41 lbs since December.  She takes some sort of medicine to help her lose the weight.  And next week she's starting some boot camp deal where she'll be reduce to eating somewhere around 500 calories a day. I'm going to try to cut down on my intake but not that much.

I think I may have to end up joining a gym and actually going to reach my goal.  Just sucks when I spend almost 3 hours a day commuting.  :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/08/09 at 8:05 pm


And next week she's starting some boot camp deal where she'll be reduce to eating somewhere around 500 calories a day.


:o

Is it a bride boot camp?  My friend in Seattle is in something like that to get in shape for her wedding.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/08/09 at 10:38 pm


Congrats and best of luck to everyone making progress. :)

In five months I've only lost about 4 lbs, and that's because I am also lazy.  For the most part I eat healthy with the exception of the past few weekends.  I've cut down to about one soda a day.  I don't exercise that much.  That'll probably change here soon, as I'd like to lose 20-50 lbs before the wedding date.

My fiance's lost 41 lbs since December.  She takes some sort of medicine to help her lose the weight.  And next week she's starting some boot camp deal where she'll be reduce to eating somewhere around 500 calories a day. I'm going to try to cut down on my intake but not that much.

I think I may have to end up joining a gym and actually going to reach my goal.  Just sucks when I spend almost 3 hours a day commuting.  :P



wow..congrats to your fiance...that is so awesome! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/09/09 at 9:58 am


:o

Is it a bride boot camp?  My friend in Seattle is in something like that to get in shape for her wedding.


No, it's something through her physician...I don't know what the program is called.  :P



wow..congrats to your fiance...that is so awesome! :)


Thanks Erin! :)

I got back on Wii Fit last night and did 33 minutes of exercise...unlocked a bunch of yoga poses and other shtuff.  Decided that I need to buy a cover for the Fit board as it will be easier to clean off.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 06/09/09 at 11:00 am


I got back on Wii Fit last night and did 33 minutes of exercise...unlocked a bunch of yoga poses and other shtuff.  Decided that I need to buy a cover for the Fit board as it will be easier to clean off.


You've been crying on it again, haven't you?  ;)


Seriously though, that's awesome for Sara.  What has she been doing?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/09/09 at 12:13 pm


You've been crying on it again, haven't you?   ;)


;D  Nah, I need to vacuum our floor in the living room.  That and the Fit board has crevices innit that are hard to clean out.


Seriously though, that's awesome for Sara.  What has she been doing?


Her doc prescribed some meds that I'm guessing either work as an appetite suppressant or speed up her metabolism or eat away at fat cells or something.  I'm terrible that I don't pay attention to details. :D  That and she's cut out soda way more than I have.  She usually eats healthier than I do also.  Surprisingly she doesn't exercise as much as I do, but that will change.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 06/09/09 at 12:53 pm


;D  Nah, I need to vacuum our floor in the living room.  That and the Fit board has crevices innit that are hard to clean out.

Her doc prescribed some meds that I'm guessing either work as an appetite suppressant or speed up her metabolism or eat away at fat cells or something.  I'm terrible that I don't pay attention to details. :D  That and she's cut out soda way more than I have.  She usually eats healthier than I do also.  Surprisingly she doesn't exercise as much as I do, but that will change.


Well hell man, find out what she's taking and give me the 411!

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Written By: karen on 06/09/09 at 12:59 pm


Well hell man, find out what she's taking and give me the 411!


It might Alli?

Thought about taking this but then I read this site  8-P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 06/09/09 at 1:09 pm


It might Alli?

Thought about taking this but then I read this site  8-P


I couldn't access it from work.  But from what I've read, I'm kinda scared to take Alli too!  But Midas said her doctor prescribed it, so it sounds like something else. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/09/09 at 1:12 pm


I couldn't access it from work.  But from what I've read, I'm kinda scared to take Alli too!  But Midas said her doctor prescribed it, so it sounds like something else. 


I don't think it's Alli.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/09/09 at 10:04 pm



congrats Gis!

Way to go Jess!

Fantastic news about the job Al

WAY to go Midas' woman!!!!

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Written By: snozberries on 06/09/09 at 10:07 pm


It might Alli?

Thought about taking this but then I read this site  8-P


yeah those are some scary side effects!  :o


I took hydroxy cut for awhile and it worked great but they pulled it off the shelves because one person died of liver failure...personally I don't think it was the hydroxy cut... I think the Alli people put the fear of god into the FDA because hydroxycut sold better than Alli but Alli has deeper pockets!  >:(


oh and I bought a 1/4 chicken to grill *leg and thigh*  after I ate it I read the packaging  and holy crappppp!!!!!!!!!!!!  1/3 a portion is 290 cals.... wtf?!?!?!? 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/09/09 at 10:08 pm

Jess tells me that Alli makes you crap your brains out.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/09/09 at 10:09 pm


Jess tells me that Alli makes you crap your brains out.


that's why it works  :D

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/09/09 at 10:15 pm


that's why it works  :D


Sounds like a terrible way to do it though :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/10/09 at 10:55 am

Yeah, I was down with Alli, until I read the packaging.  Holy crap....and I mean that literally.

I mean, yeah, it's a great scare tactic to keep you under 15 grams of fat a day, but I'd rather not be washing out underwear every week because of "accidents". 8-P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Frank on 06/10/09 at 2:09 pm


so...I started eating chicken (because I wasn't getting enough protein in my diet)...and I've gained some weight because of it. I started exercising everyday again...but I have gained a few pounds...and it has me depressed. :( Ugh...why couldn't I have been born one of those people that can eat anything they want to...and never gain a pound? All I have to do is LOOK at something..and I gain weight. :\'(


Me too.
On the other hand, my wife weighs about 97 pounds, and I'm more than twice her weight (and 8 inches taller as well) 
Summer I usually lose a little weight coz I can play outdoors (tennis, Golf, badminton, jogging, etc..). I've probably lost 10 pounds since March. I always do that.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: NbC on 06/11/09 at 10:42 pm

About 5 or 6 years ago I was using a doctor prescribed drug called Phentermine which works wonders on your appetite.  Taking the pill along with the diuretic that he also prescribed I went from 149 lbs to 126 lbs in a about 2 months.  Unfortunately, two months was all I could take because my body couldn't take the side affects.  I was at the point that when I ate I would throw up.  Of course, the draw back with losing weight so quickly is that you end up gaining it all back.  I gained half of the weight I lost and from my BMI I am at the overweight mark.  I was hoping to give it another try last year but I found out that my health insurance no longer covers the program.  Darn. 

I have tried Hydroxy Cut and it does nothing for me.  There is no way that I will use Alli.  Alli sounds similar to what Dieters Tea does to your system.  Been there and never want to go there again.  :o

I am not doing very well with the Wii Fit either.  After just a couple of days I haven't gotten back on it.  Work really drains the life out of me and I can't seem to find the motivation.  I hate that about myself. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/12/09 at 12:06 am


About 5 or 6 years ago I was using a doctor prescribed drug called Phentermine which works wonders on your appetite.  Taking the pill along with the diuretic that he also prescribed I went from 149 lbs to 126 lbs in a about 2 months.  Unfortunately, two months was all I could take because my body couldn't take the side affects.   I was at the point that when I ate I would throw up.  Of course, the draw back with losing weight so quickly is that you end up gaining it all back.  I gained half of the weight I lost and from my BMI I am at the overweight mark.  I was hoping to give it another try last year but I found out that my health insurance no longer covers the program.  Darn. 

I have tried Hydroxy Cut and it does nothing for me.  There is no way that I will use Alli.  Alli sounds similar to what Dieters Tea does to your system.  Been there and never want to go there again.  :o

I am not doing very well with the Wii Fit either.  After just a couple of days I haven't gotten back on it.  Work really drains the life out of me and I can't seem to find the motivation.  I hate that about myself. 


I have an insatiable appetite... Hodroxy cut curbed my eating... now what do I do?  :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/12/09 at 9:27 am


About 5 or 6 years ago I was using a doctor prescribed drug called Phentermine which works wonders on your appetite.  Taking the pill along with the diuretic that he also prescribed I went from 149 lbs to 126 lbs in a about 2 months.  Unfortunately, two months was all I could take because my body couldn't take the side affects.   I was at the point that when I ate I would throw up.  Of course, the draw back with losing weight so quickly is that you end up gaining it all back.  I gained half of the weight I lost and from my BMI I am at the overweight mark.  I was hoping to give it another try last year but I found out that my health insurance no longer covers the program.  Darn. 

I have tried Hydroxy Cut and it does nothing for me.  There is no way that I will use Alli.  Alli sounds similar to what Dieters Tea does to your system.  Been there and never want to go there again.  :o

I am not doing very well with the Wii Fit either.  After just a couple of days I haven't gotten back on it.  Work really drains the life out of me and I can't seem to find the motivation.  I hate that about myself. 


Phentermine is the medicine my fiancé was taking.  She hasn't been on it for a few weeks but is still losing weight.  It made sodas taste flat to yucky so she's pretty much cut them out of her diet.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/13/09 at 8:12 pm

So I just started that new job last night, the one where I'm gonna drive around to Wendy's and Panera Bread and deliver food and restaurant supplies. I went out on a route with a trainer and he did all the driving and I helped him unload at each stop.

My arms hurt, my back hurts, my feet hurt, my chest hurts, and I basically feel like something that the cat dragged in.

But I weigh 2 lbs less than I did yesterday.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/13/09 at 11:03 pm

Hey Y'all,

I'm having a problem with willpower. I keep trying to not eat bad stuff, but I end up anyway. Does anyone have any advice or tricks for how to quick this infernal snacking. I even taped a pic of a piggy on to my fridge that said "STOP TIFF" on it.

Please help.

Thank you.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 06/14/09 at 10:04 am

Tiff

Maybe snacking constantly suits you better than eating three meals a day.  Some people prefer to graze.

The trick then it to make sure that you only eat healthy, low fat foods.  If you can't say no, don't have it in the house.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/09 at 10:11 am


So I just started that new job last night, the one where I'm gonna drive around to Wendy's and Panera Bread and deliver food and restaurant supplies. I went out on a route with a trainer and he did all the driving and I helped him unload at each stop.

My arms hurt, my back hurts, my feet hurt, my chest hurts, and I basically feel like something that the cat dragged in.

But I weigh 2 lbs less than I did yesterday.  :)




excellent Al....if it were me I'd probably have gained 5 lbs because I'd want to grab fries at every stop!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/09 at 10:17 am


Hey Y'all,

I'm having a problem with willpower. I keep trying to not eat bad stuff, but I end up anyway. Does anyone have any advice or tricks for how to quick this infernal snacking. I even taped a pic of a piggy on to my fridge that said "STOP TIFF" on it.

Please help.

Thank you.  :)


what karen said. I have tried to keep all the bad stuff out of the house... I still have a problem passing it up if it appears in front of me...like at the buffet breakfast for this event I'm working I took a piece of zucchini  bread and a piece of banana nut bread but I compromised.... I took the two smallest pieces I could find.


People always say drink water to curb cravings... I drink tons of water....it does nothing to curb my cravings but since I have a constant need to have something in my mouth it accounts for at least 60% of what I consume in a day.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/14/09 at 11:05 am


excellent Al....if it were me I'd probably have gained 5 lbs because I'd want to grab fries at every stop!  ;D
Well we make most of our deliveries late at night/early in the morning while they're closed so getting extra food wouldn't be an issue. Plus I'm gonna be unloading a whole semi-trailer full of boxes that weigh anywhere from 25 to 60 lbs, and everyone I've talked to said I can expect to lose at least 20-30 lbs over the next few months. It's just that I'm gonna have to do everything I can to stick it out that long.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/09 at 11:57 am


Well we make most of our deliveries late at night/early in the morning while they're closed so getting extra food wouldn't be an issue. Plus I'm gonna be unloading a whole semi-trailer full of boxes that weigh anywhere from 25 to 60 lbs, and everyone I've talked to said I can expect to lose at least 20-30 lbs over the next few months. It's just that I'm gonna have to do everything I can to stick it out that long.


good luck with the job!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/14/09 at 11:58 am

We keep a ton of low fat yogurt in the fridge. They are only 90 cals per. That is usually our dessert-a substitute for ice cream. They are cold, creamy, full of fruit, high in calcium, low in cals, & yummy. Can't beat it.  ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/14/09 at 2:52 pm

Hey Gang!

Thanks for the grazing idea Karen, I just might try that!  ;)

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/14/09 at 3:50 pm

Just got off of my home gym thingy. I TRY to do at least 5 minutes a day. I know that isn't much but it is better than not doing ANYTHING! And no, I don't always make it every day.  :-[ :-[ :-[ 



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/09 at 3:59 pm


Just got off of my home gym thingy. I TRY to do at least 5 minutes a day. I know that isn't much but it is better than not doing ANYTHING! And no, I don't always make it every day.  :-[ :-[ :-[ 



Cat


how about 10 minutes every other day then?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/14/09 at 4:13 pm


how about 10 minutes every other day then?



Well, I do 5 minutes about every other day. The idea was to get on it several TIMES a day at 5 minute increments but only once a day seems to happen.  :-[  At least I GET ON IT at all!!! (BTW, Carlos hasn't gotten on it AT ALL in months-and now he doesn't have an excuse because he is feeling SOOOOO much better that he is getting ready to put the boat in the water.)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/09 at 4:20 pm



Well, I do 5 minutes about every other day. The idea was to get on it several TIMES a day at 5 minute increments but only once a day seems to happen.  :-[  At least I GET ON IT at all!!! (BTW, Carlos hasn't gotten on it AT ALL in months-and now he doesn't have an excuse because he is feeling SOOOOO much better that he is getting ready to put the boat in the water.)



Cat


true something is better than nothing!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/15/09 at 11:18 am

I've been doing Wii Sports Active for 15 days now without shirking.  That's a frackin' miracle for me. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/15/09 at 11:30 am


I've been doing Wii Sports Active for 15 days now without shirking.  That's a frackin' miracle for me. :D


Keep it up!  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/15/09 at 3:37 pm


I've been doing Wii Sports Active for 15 days now without shirking.  That's a frackin' miracle for me. :D


Awesome!  How long each day and what are your results?  Just curious.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/15/09 at 6:53 pm

What's a good, fast, yey safe type of excerscice that I can do to help burn fat? I seeme to be eternally stuck at 165 and it's making me mad. Please help!

Thank's y'all!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Frank on 06/15/09 at 7:45 pm


What's a good, fast, yey safe type of excerscice that I can do to help burn fat? I seeme to be eternally stuck at 165 and it's making me mad. Please help!

Thank's y'all!

Try swimming, and tennis as well (but not at the same time)
Swimming is good for your cardiovascular and you use most of your muscles.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/15/09 at 8:40 pm


Awesome!  How long each day and what are your results?  Just curious.


It depends right now.  I'm doing the 30 day challenge, so the routine varies.  Also, I have to cut out any jumping activities to save wear and tear on my knees, so I'd say anywhere between 12-20 minutes.  I'm getting stronger though, I can feel that.  It's proven by the fact that I went on the treadmill today, hit the weight loss setting on it (it changes the incline at intervals to get you working), and did the full twenty minutes.  Usually I give up halfway through.  I also did about six or seven minutes on the elliptical, which is stellar, considering I hate that thing. :D

So yeah, the Wii Sports Active is definitely improving my strength and balance.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/15/09 at 9:15 pm


It depends right now.  I'm doing the 30 day challenge, so the routine varies.  Also, I have to cut out any jumping activities to save wear and tear on my knees, so I'd say anywhere between 12-20 minutes.  I'm getting stronger though, I can feel that.  It's proven by the fact that I went on the treadmill today, hit the weight loss setting on it (it changes the incline at intervals to get you working), and did the full twenty minutes.  Usually I give up halfway through.  I also did about six or seven minutes on the elliptical, which is stellar, considering I hate that thing. :D

So yeah, the Wii Sports Active is definitely improving my strength and balance.



Awesome girl! :) Sports Active is really awesome...it's kicking my butt for sure!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Brigitte on 06/20/09 at 7:57 pm

Hi, I'm want to lose about 10-15 pounds. The weight is mostly around my waist & hips. I don't eat a whole bunch but I like my wine. Is there something you know about to lose that belly and muffin top that I have? I know I should exercise more right? Stop drinking right?
Damm!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/22/09 at 6:58 pm

Hey Y'all!

Thanks for the advice. I can't swim, but I do have an excercycle. How long should I put in on it? I've been riding it about an hour a half a day. Should I be on it longer?

Thanks!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 06/22/09 at 9:00 pm

You also need to work to keep your heart rate at around 60 - 70 % of your age related maximum. 

220 - your age is your maximum heart rate in beats per minute. So you can work out your maximum and then calculate your target range.

Every 10 minutes count your heart rate for 10 seconds.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/23/09 at 7:45 pm

I am so flipping frustrated...it seems like no matter what I do..I cannot lose anymore weight..infact, I've gained like 6 pounds. I feel horrible, and I am so tired of this stupid standstill. :(

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Written By: snozberries on 06/23/09 at 8:12 pm


I'm sorry Erin its a process...




makes me feel bad about what I came here to do but I'm going to do it anyway  :P
I want to brag about something:

I just went to the bathroom - ha not bragging about that... I'm wearing pants with a button and zipper but I forgot and thought they were my elastic waist pants.....  I was able to pull them down without undoing the button and zipper... bordering on TMI I know but YAY ME!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: NbC on 06/24/09 at 4:23 am


I'm sorry Erin its a process...




makes me feel bad about what I came here to do but I'm going to do it anyway  :P
I want to brag about something:

I just went to the bathroom - ha not bragging about that... I'm wearing pants with a button and zipper but I forgot and thought they were my elastic waist pants.....  I was able to pull them down without undoing the button and zipper... bordering on TMI I know but YAY ME!


Good News!  Sometimes you have to rely on how your clothes fit.  Not what the scales say. 

I would be happy at the moment to be able to button my pants without having to hold my breath.  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/24/09 at 4:41 am


Good News!  Sometimes you have to rely on how your clothes fit.  Not what the scales say.   

I would be happy at the moment to be able to button my pants without having to hold my breath.   ;)


I still have some of those pants hanging around but I'm avoiding them for now  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/24/09 at 11:14 am

Yay, Q.


As for me, I have been getting on my home gym thingy about twice a day-at about 7-10 minutes each time-two different exercises-one for the legs & one for the arms. I noticed that the last few days when I stepped on the scale, it was down a bit-not a lot but a few lbs-that's a start.



Cat

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/24/09 at 12:03 pm

I'm proud of ya Q! :)

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Written By: snozberries on 06/24/09 at 8:42 pm


Yay, Q.


As for me, I have been getting on my home gym thingy about twice a day-at about 7-10 minutes each time-two different exercises-one for the legs & one for the arms. I noticed that the last few days when I stepped on the scale, it was down a bit-not a lot but a few lbs-that's a start.



Cat


Thanks &
good for you!!!




I'm proud of ya Q! :)


thanks Erin... I have my fingers crossed that things turn around again for you as well! but at least you're giving me a chance to catch you  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/24/09 at 8:56 pm


Thanks &
good for you!!!



thanks Erin... I have my fingers crossed that things turn around again for you as well! but at least you're giving me a chance to catch you  ;)



thanks girl! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 06/26/09 at 8:32 am


I'm sorry Erin its a process...




makes me feel bad about what I came here to do but I'm going to do it anyway  :P
I want to brag about something:

I just went to the bathroom - ha not bragging about that... I'm wearing pants with a button and zipper but I forgot and thought they were my elastic waist pants.....  I was able to pull them down without undoing the button and zipper... bordering on TMI I know but YAY ME!
Love it! It's the best feeling  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/26/09 at 1:54 pm

well..I am back to my EA Sports Active workout...and after completing today's workout..I added almost 20 extra minutes of boxing to work my arms. I feel good!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/26/09 at 3:24 pm

Call me Backslider.  Yesterday bacon and an Italian sub.  Today just one long eat fest, like I was making my own foie gras

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/27/09 at 2:51 am


Call me Backslider.  Yesterday bacon and an Italian sub.  Today just one long eat fest, like I was making my own foie gras


I always thought foie gras was a cheese  :-[  it isn't is it...  to quote the Fat Albert gang I'm like school on Saturday... No Class!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/27/09 at 9:47 am

Well, my fiancé isn't going to be able to enroll in that weight loss boot camp when she thought she could (within the next two weeks) and after yesterday's appointment she is going to search for a new doctor after the one she's been going to since she was a teenager totally screwed her.

She went in yesterday anticipating an appt directly with her doctor; he was busy so she got the RA.  A few weeks back Sara had taken the stress test (a treadmill test that sux azz if you're out of shape).  Apparently the test results were LOST.  How do you FREAKIN' LOSE test results out of your own office?!?!?  >:(  Supposedly they're stored on their system for a short period of time then they drop off.  ::)  Anyway, they wanted her to take another one yesterday.  Um, she came from work and didn't have casual gear to change into to re-do said test.  Then after her appointment the office called and canceled her next appointment!  I've never heard much Bullshyt.

Needless to say, a letter is going to be written to and/or complaint filed with the Arizona Medical Board.

Sara's mom is going to pay for some program for her; possibly the cookie diet.  Whatever is decided, I may pay my own way for the same thing in an effort to support her and lose the weight I want to get rid of before W-day.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/27/09 at 9:51 am


Well, my fiancé isn't going to be able to enroll in that weight loss boot camp when she thought she could (within the next two weeks) and after yesterday's appointment she is going to search for a new doctor after the one she's been going to since she was a teenager totally screwed her.

She went in yesterday anticipating an appt directly with her doctor; he was busy so she got the RA.  A few weeks back Sara had taken the stress test (a treadmill test that sux azz if you're out of shape).  Apparently the test results were LOST.  How do you FREAKIN' LOSE test results out of your own office?!?!?  >:(  Supposedly they're stored on their system for a short period of time then they drop off.  ::)  Anyway, they wanted her to take another one yesterday.  Um, she came from work and didn't have casual gear to change into to re-do said test.  Then after her appointment the office called and canceled her next appointment!  I've never heard much Bullshyt.

Needless to say, a letter is going to be written to and/or complaint filed with the Arizona Medical Board.

Sara's mom is going to pay for some program for her; possibly the cookie diet.  Whatever is decided, I may pay my own way for the same thing in an effort to support her and lose the weight I want to get rid of before W-day.


that really sux! Hope the next dr is better... I have to say tho- the cookie diet kind of scares me. kind of like optifast from a few years ago like they seem to be missing out on the key nutrients if you guys have researched and find I am wrong please let me know...

but I wish Sara the best of luck...... and you too  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 06/27/09 at 3:58 pm


I always thought foie gras was a cheese  :-[  it isn't is it...  to quote the Fat Albert gang I'm like school on Saturday... No Class!  ;D



No.  To make foie gras they force feed geese until there livers burst, then cut out the livers and serve it.  Thankfully, it has been banned in many countries.  I can't imagine who was the person who first thought this one up, and I can't imagine anyone eating it if they knew how it was made.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/27/09 at 4:11 pm



No.  To make foie gras they force feed geese until there livers burst, then cut out the livers and serve it.  Thankfully, it has been banned in many countries.  I can't imagine who was the person who first thought this one up, and I can't imagine anyone eating it if they knew how it was made.



yeah...that's pretty horrible... gotta say.. I wouldn't have eaten it anyway... liver  8-P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/27/09 at 5:56 pm

Been keeping up with my Active for the Wii.....my arms are kiling me. I've been adding extra boxing workouts!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 06/27/09 at 7:57 pm


that really sux! Hope the next dr is better... I have to say tho- the cookie diet kind of scares me. kind of like optifast from a few years ago like they seem to be missing out on the key nutrients if you guys have researched and find I am wrong please let me know...

but I wish Sara the best of luck...... and you too  :)


Thanks Q! :) 

We both gave in and start tomorrow.  It doesn't sound that bad.  You have 6 cookies a day (or a shake and 4 cookies).  The cookies are pretty dense and have the nutrients you need.  They also suggest eating raw vegetables with them.  And you have a sensible dinner - lean protein and vegetables.  We've been doing that for the most part.

And I just got a groovy neoprene cover for my Wii Fit board, so I'll be enticed to get on a little more often.  :D

We're going to check into treadmills too.  Right now it's kinda hot to be walking outside.  Plus we'd be more inclined to use it while we watch TV. :D  The elliptical isn't that fun to use. :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/28/09 at 11:06 pm

so, I am loving the boxing so much on the Wii active...now I want a punching bag, so I can practice for real!  :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/09 at 11:42 pm


so, I am loving the boxing so much on the Wii active...now I want a punching bag, so I can practice for real!  :P

I have wanted one of these since watching Miss Congeniality

http://www.tipunan.com/Publications/martial_arts/images/images_training-equipment/equip_dummy.jpg

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/29/09 at 11:27 am

Well, I completed the 30 day challenge on Sports Active today.  I've lost five pounds over the month, which isn't as much as I would have liked, but it's a start.

Now on to the medium setting of the 30 day challenge. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 06/29/09 at 3:21 pm


Well, I completed the 30 day challenge on Sports Active today.  I've lost five pounds over the month, which isn't as much as I would have liked, but it's a start.

Now on to the medium setting of the 30 day challenge. :D
Just remember muscle weighs more than fat! well done you.  :)

Got back from the doctors today I have lost 4kg (8.8lbs) since aprill I am very, very happy.  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/29/09 at 10:44 pm


I have wanted one of these since watching Miss Congeniality

http://www.tipunan.com/Publications/martial_arts/images/images_training-equipment/equip_dummy.jpg


that would be flippin' awesome!


Well, I completed the 30 day challenge on Sports Active today.  I've lost five pounds over the month, which isn't as much as I would have liked, but it's a start.

Now on to the medium setting of the 30 day challenge. :D



you go girl! That's something to be proud of!

As for me..I did my Active workout today again...and then added 20 extra minutes of boxing and running. I feel great! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 11:47 pm


Well, I completed the 30 day challenge on Sports Active today.  I've lost five pounds over the month, which isn't as much as I would have liked, but it's a start.

Now on to the medium setting of the 30 day challenge. :D



that's awesome Jess!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 11:47 pm


Just remember muscle weighs more than fat! well done you.  :)

Got back from the doctors today I have lost 4kg (8.8lbs) since aprill I am very, very happy.   :D



and congrats to you too Gis...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 06/30/09 at 10:47 am

Thanks everyone.  And great job, Gis! :)

I'm gonna start another 30 day challenge tomorrow, only I'll set it on medium this time.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 06/30/09 at 1:56 pm

You guys are all so awesome and I totally applaud your efforts!  I wish I could say that I was trying harder, but I can't.  I just...fell off the wagon.  Again.  :-[ ::) :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/01/09 at 1:25 am

I've lost a few pounds already doing EA Sports Active...I'm not giving up this time!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/01/09 at 2:25 am


I've lost a few pounds already doing EA Sports Active...I'm not giving up this time!


excellent

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/01/09 at 3:33 am


You guys are all so awesome and I totally applaud your efforts!  I wish I could say that I was trying harder, but I can't.  I just...fell off the wagon.  Again.   :-[ ::) :(
Haven't we all!

I sat and stuffed my face with fries and chicken nuggets last night followed by lime mousse...........  :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/01/09 at 3:46 am


Haven't we all!

I sat and stuffed my face with fries and chicken nuggets last night followed by lime mousse...........  :-[


sounds worth the slip  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/01/09 at 6:37 am


sounds worth the slip  ;)
Oh yes! and I'm sure the lime mousse counts as one of my 5 a day!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/01/09 at 7:57 am


Oh yes! and I'm sure the lime mousse counts as one of my 5 a day!  ;D


absolutely

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/01/09 at 11:29 am

My weight has gone down a bit but I'm afraid that I am going to gain it all back this weekend. I'm going to my sister's 4th of July party. That is what she does best-FEEDS people. You NEVER leave her place hungry.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobo on 07/01/09 at 1:13 pm

Okay okay, I has me some questions.

What does the 30-day challenge make you do? On easy level? Is it things I can do without the Sports Active software?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/01/09 at 2:17 pm


Okay okay, I has me some questions.

What does the 30-day challenge make you do? On easy level? Is it things I can do without the Sports Active software?


no, this is a specific workout program called EA Sports Active for the Wii. You can set it to do individual levels..or you can set it for the 30 day challenge. Each day your personal trainer works specific parts of your body, and you have a calorie goal to attain. You can add exercises to it and you can keep a journal as to what you are eating, what other activities you are doing, etc. It's a lot of fun, and IMO...worth every penny of the price of it. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/02/09 at 12:52 am


I have a friend coming to town this weekend.
Meeting friends for lunch July 8th
The Police Chief's retirement dinner is July 10th so.... .
I've decided to take a break and pick it up again July 11th

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/02/09 at 10:44 am

Day 5 of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet.

I've lost 5 lbs! :D

I'm eating raw vegetables and some fruitwith the cookies, and a salad with chicken for dinners.  I haven't had any cravings.  I'm drinking tons of water.

The real challenge will be tomorrow, as we fly to SLC and then help drive Sara's siblings' family back down to Phoenix.  Packed two days' worth of cookies.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/02/09 at 3:50 pm

Can anyone recommend a good type of walking/running/cross training shoe?  I just noticed that the inside of my shoe is sunken in and broken, which means the sole crapped out.  I bought them TWO MONTHS AGO!

This is like the third or fourth time I've had to replace my shoes in the past 8 months, and frankly, I'm sick of it.  I don't care what the cost is, but I want a RELIABLE shoe that is not going to die at the first sign of my fat foot stomping into it, that will withstand my fat ass walking miles in it, that will not cry when I do my exercises, etc.

I've been buying cheapie shoes because I can't afford much more than that, but if you figure I'm replacing them at that rate, I might as well buy something that is going to last.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/02/09 at 4:00 pm


Can anyone recommend a good type of walking/running/cross training shoe?  I just noticed that the inside of my shoe is sunken in and broken, which means the sole crapped out.  I bought them TWO MONTHS AGO!

This is like the third or fourth time I've had to replace my shoes in the past 8 months, and frankly, I'm sick of it.  I don't care what the cost is, but I want a RELIABLE shoe that is not going to die at the first sign of my fat foot stomping into it, that will withstand my fat ass walking miles in it, that will not cry when I do my exercises, etc.

I've been buying cheapie shoes because I can't afford much more than that, but if you figure I'm replacing them at that rate, I might as well buy something that is going to last.


I've always had luck with New Balance.  They're very comfortable.  And they last for years unless your dog gets a hold of them.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/02/09 at 6:43 pm


I've always had luck with New Balance.  They're very comfortable.  And they last for years unless your dog gets a hold of them.



I agree....I just got a new pair of New Balance...and they rock! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/02/09 at 8:28 pm


Day 5 of Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet.

I've lost 5 lbs! :D

I'm eating raw vegetables and some fruitwith the cookies, and a salad with chicken for dinners.  I haven't had any cravings.  I'm drinking tons of water.

The real challenge will be tomorrow, as we fly to SLC and then help drive Sara's siblings' family back down to Phoenix.  Packed two days' worth of cookies.



how do the cokkies taste?  cookies even LOL

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/02/09 at 8:35 pm


I've always had luck with New Balance.  They're very comfortable.  And they last for years unless your dog gets a hold of them.


what midas said.... but go for the higher end new balance...not the $29 pair they sell at famous footwear.

I bought a pair of $79 ones....remember my three mile walk that turned into a ten mile walk? I wore my New Balance for the second time that day and my feet never felt a thing...my legs and back did but my feet were very happy!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/03/09 at 3:53 pm

Thanks everyone.  I bought some New Balance today.  They were on sale for $50 (originally $70), so not as much money as I thought I would spend.  I also got a warranty for them from the store, just in case.

I wore them around Costco, and they are very comfortable and sturdy.  Let's see how they hold up to all my walking tomorrow. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/04/09 at 3:53 am


Thanks everyone.  I bought some New Balance today.  They were on sale for $50 (originally $70), so not as much money as I thought I would spend.  I also got a warranty for them from the store, just in case.

I wore them around Costco, and they are very comfortable and sturdy.  Let's see how they hold up to all my walking tomorrow. ;D



Excellent!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/04/09 at 2:00 pm

Yesterday I walked my dog AND did my gazelle.  And I've been doing better on my eating.  I'm going to go out and mow the lawn as soon as I'm done here.  I think I'm FINALLY starting to get motivated!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/04/09 at 5:39 pm


Yesterday I walked my dog AND did my gazelle.  And I've been doing better on my eating.  I'm going to go out and mow the lawn as soon as I'm done here.  I think I'm FINALLY starting to get motivated!


You have a gazelle? Is that an animal or a piece of exercise equipment? ???

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/04/09 at 7:23 pm


You have a gazelle? Is that an animal or a piece of exercise equipment? ???


It's my pet gazelle.  I ride him around the neighborhood.   ::) :P


Actually, it's a piece of exercise equipment.

One thing I really hate about Firefox is that you can't open multiple tabs.  So I have to open another session to go find a picture.  This is how much I love you Snoz.


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/chrissysitems/mens%20and%20womens%20items/0079399301285_215X215.jpg

http://www.treadmillscentral.com/tony_little_gazelle_freestyle.html

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/04/09 at 7:38 pm


It's my pet gazelle.  I ride him around the neighborhood.  ::) :P


Actually, it's a piece of exercise equipment.

One thing I really hate about Firefox is that you can't open multiple tabs.  So I have to open another session to go find a picture.  This is how much I love you Snoz.


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/chrissysitems/mens%20and%20womens%20items/0079399301285_215X215.jpg

http://www.treadmillscentral.com/tony_little_gazelle_freestyle.html


You need to upgrade.  Firefox can do multitabs now.

This is the thing that the big guy with the muscles and the ponytail used to schill for :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/04/09 at 11:33 pm


It's my pet gazelle.  I ride him around the neighborhood.   ::) :P


Actually, it's a piece of exercise equipment.

One thing I really hate about Firefox is that you can't open multiple tabs.  So I have to open another session to go find a picture.  This is how much I love you Snoz.


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/chrissysitems/mens%20and%20womens%20items/0079399301285_215X215.jpg

http://www.treadmillscentral.com/tony_little_gazelle_freestyle.html


first you say you did your gazelle then you say you ride him.... hmmm that's a unique way to burn calories...  :D


thanks ash.... have you tried CTL + T to open tabs? I use firefox and have no problems using tabs...


oh and I remember the gazelle now...that tony little guy frightens the crap out of me  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/05/09 at 4:11 pm

I was on a gazelle yesterday. My sister has one and after what I eat this weekend, I needed to work it off.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/05/09 at 9:28 pm


I was on a gazelle yesterday. My sister has one and after what I eat this weekend, I needed to work it off.



Cat


I'm hoping the 3 mile walk I took yesterday burned off the apple I ate... sorry guys I'm posting the pic here because Cat refuses to join facebook  >:(

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs146.snc1/5420_740432590027_3623089_42982230_8232455_n.jpg


so you think 3 miles killed it?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/05/09 at 10:30 pm


I'm hoping the 3 mile walk I took yesterday burned off the apple I ate... sorry guys I'm posting the pic here because Cat refuses to join facebook  >:(

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs146.snc1/5420_740432590027_3623089_42982230_8232455_n.jpg


so you think 3 miles killed it?


Even if the three miles didn't kill it, it looks totally worth it. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/05/09 at 11:13 pm


Even if the three miles didn't kill it, it looks totally worth it. 


yeah it kind of was.....and hey... at least it was full of apples!  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/06/09 at 9:58 am

I don't know about you all...but I am SICK of being overweight! I guess I'm just needing to vent. It seems like I try and try, I exercise, I watch what I eat, I stay away (for the most part) from crappy foods....but everytime I get on the damn scale it either reads one pound less...or 4 pounds heavier. I am SO frustrated! I'm getting to the point where I am thinking that I am not meant to be a thin person for some reason...I don't know why, but it's driving me crazy!! It's not even like I am huge or anything....but I am STILL in need of losing a decent amount of weight, and it's JUST NOT GOING AWAY.

Ok..I feel better now. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/06/09 at 10:15 am


Yesterday I walked my dog AND did my gazelle.  And I've been doing better on my eating.  I'm going to go out and mow the lawn as soon as I'm done here.  I think I'm FINALLY starting to get motivated!


Sure, give us all that candy and stuff and then get motivated :D

I am totally kidding.  Ash, you look great.  Srsly.

Being on a sort of vacation was challenging this weekend.  I was pretty good on Friday.  Saturday I had about 2 cookies, and on the road trip I deviated away from the diet but didn't overstuff myself with bad stuff either.  I chowed down a bunch of snow peas in the car :D.  Sunday I started off with a cookie but didn't stick to it and had a regular lunch and dinner; again not overstuffing myself.

My net loss for the week was over 3 lbs and I'm happy with that.  Kicking it back in gear this morning. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/06/09 at 2:08 pm


I'm hoping the 3 mile walk I took yesterday burned off the apple I ate... sorry guys I'm posting the pic here because Cat refuses to join facebook  >:(

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs146.snc1/5420_740432590027_3623089_42982230_8232455_n.jpg


so you think 3 miles killed it?



That looks SOOOOO yummy. I think I gained several pounds just looking at the pic. (Resisting the urge to lick the computer screen.)



As for me, it seems that I didn't gain TOO much this weekend. Only a lb or 2. My sister gave me a whole bunch of workout tapes to bring home. Sometime I really need to try them out-but not today. Too busy trying to catch up on everything.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/06/09 at 2:31 pm


Sure, give us all that candy and stuff and then get motivated :D

I am totally kidding.  Ash, you look great.  Srsly.

Being on a sort of vacation was challenging this weekend.  I was pretty good on Friday.  Saturday I had about 2 cookies, and on the road trip I deviated away from the diet but didn't overstuff myself with bad stuff either.  I chowed down a bunch of snow peas in the car :D.  Sunday I started off with a cookie but didn't stick to it and had a regular lunch and dinner; again not overstuffing myself.

My net loss for the week was over 3 lbs and I'm happy with that.  Kicking it back in gear this morning. :)


Ha ha.  I TOLD you there are no calories on a road trip!

Congrats on losing three pounds.  That's awesome!  And thanks for the nice compliment.  :-*

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/06/09 at 5:56 pm


Ha ha.  I TOLD you there are no calories on a road trip!

Congrats on losing three pounds.  That's awesome!  And thanks for the nice compliment.   :-*


Thankee and you're welcome!  :-*  And good luck on reaching your goals as well.  O0

Back to cookie diet today!  I feel good :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Dagwood on 07/06/09 at 6:16 pm


Sure, give us all that candy and stuff and then get motivated :D


She was trying to get it out of her house.....don't accept that "road trip" excuse. ;) :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/07/09 at 11:04 pm


She was trying to get it out of her house.....don't accept that "road trip" excuse. ;) :D


;D

The kids ate most of it.  It's over at the parents' house. ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/08/09 at 10:35 am

Just did the test run of the chocolate brownie muffins I plan to take into work for my birthday. I had to sample and now I actually feel sick.  :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/12/09 at 12:54 pm

So out of curiosity, I bought Slim-Fast* shakes at Costco.  I'm not planning on substituting two meals with it, just lunch.  I'm having the first one right now.  It's actually not that bad.  I thought for sure it was going to taste disgusting, but if you freeze it for a bit, it does taste like a chocolate shake.

I just wanted something quick for lunch because I'm tired of Lean Cuisine/Healthy Choice/Weight Watchers crap, and Jason eats Ramen almost every day for lunch, which isn't exactly healthy for me.  I'll let everyone know how it goes.

*it's actually generic Kirkland Signature weight loss shakes from Costco.  Same difference. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/12/09 at 1:28 pm


So out of curiosity, I bought Slim-Fast* shakes at Costco.  I'm not planning on substituting two meals with it, just lunch.  I'm having the first one right now.  It's actually not that bad.  I thought for sure it was going to taste disgusting, but if you freeze it for a bit, it does taste like a chocolate shake.

I just wanted something quick for lunch because I'm tired of Lean Cuisine/Healthy Choice/Weight Watchers crap, and Jason eats Ramen almost every day for lunch, which isn't exactly healthy for me.  I'll let everyone know how it goes.

*it's actually generic Kirkland Signature weight loss shakes from Costco.  Same difference. :D


I did slim fast shakes for a while about 10 years ago. they were tasty. I liked the strawberry and the vanilla ones better than the chocolate.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 07/12/09 at 7:35 pm




I did slim fast shakes for a while about 10 years ago. they were tasty. I liked the strawberry and the vanilla ones better than the chocolate.


I heard they go really nicely with a side order of cookies

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/teufel.gif

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: coqueta83 on 07/12/09 at 7:49 pm




I did slim fast shakes for a while about 10 years ago. they were tasty. I liked the strawberry and the vanilla ones better than the chocolate.


I tried the whole Slim Fast thing about 10-12 years ago.  They came in handy after having my wisdom teeth pulled.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/12/09 at 8:53 pm


I heard they go really nicely with a side order of cookies

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/teufel.gif


evil...... just evil... wait a minute- that's not a bad idea!!! HEY MIDAS!!!!! Can I have a cookie?  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/13/09 at 9:28 am

I've been doing pretty good guys - I've lost 4 pounds.  I've been cutting down my portions and brushing my teeth after dinner so I don't eat anything at night.  And I've been exercising of course.

I also ordered the Weight Watcher's cookbook, and my sister in law gave me all of the Weight Watchers books that help you calculate points of foods. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/13/09 at 10:13 am


evil...... just evil... wait a minute- that's not a bad idea!!! HEY MIDAS!!!!! Can I have a cookie?  ;)


;D

Lost 2 lbs this past week and that was with cheating.  It's easier to do this diet at work and when I'm actually at home, but with family in town and us not staying at home sometimes on the weekends makes it a challenge..

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/13/09 at 10:16 am


;D

Lost 2 lbs this past week and that was with cheating.  It's easier to do this diet at work and when I'm actually at home, but with family in town and us not staying at home sometimes on the weekends makes it a challenge..


I've been the same way.  I seem to do fine during the week, but weekends are killers.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/13/09 at 12:26 pm


I've been the same way.  I seem to do fine during the week, but weekends are killers.
I am completely the other way round. I do fine at the weekend, week day evenings are my downfall.........

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/13/09 at 2:13 pm


I am completely the other way round. I do fine at the weekend, week day evenings are my downfall.........


I'm the same way.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/14/09 at 3:47 pm


I'm the same way.
Bet you just haven't eaten chocolate cake like me.......... :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/14/09 at 4:34 pm


Bet you just haven't eaten chocolate cake like me.......... :-\\


Well no, but I haven't eaten much of anything today.  I'm on some new antibiotic that makes me lose my appetite.  All I've eaten today was half a bagel and some Activia yogurt for breakfast, and just now I drank a weight loss shake.  Even eating those was a struggle, but I had to because I was feeling dizzy and light on my feet.

I wish I could eat chocolate cake, though. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/15/09 at 3:06 am


Well no, but I haven't eaten much of anything today.  I'm on some new antibiotic that makes me lose my appetite.  All I've eaten today was half a bagel and some Activia yogurt for breakfast, and just now I drank a weight loss shake.  Even eating those was a struggle, but I had to because I was feeling dizzy and light on my feet.

I wish I could eat chocolate cake, though. :D
It was so worth it!  ;D


Funny how you have a bad week and you turn to the comfort food............

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: danootaandme on 07/15/09 at 5:51 am

I had a bit of a weight loss jump start.  It just took a beautiful day at the beach, and a plate of bad clams  8-P  :\'( .  That was Saturday, today I may try to have something solid.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/15/09 at 4:14 pm


I had a bit of a weight loss jump start.  It just took a beautiful day at the beach, and a plate of bad clams   8-P   :\'( .  That was Saturday, today I may try to have something solid.
\
that's one way to do it  ;) 


good luck getting back on solids today!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Red Ant on 07/15/09 at 8:56 pm

I'm starting to exercise again, drinking less beer, less coffee and smoking less. So far, I've been able to stick to this for a few days. This morning I felt the best I have in months.

Ant

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/16/09 at 2:31 pm

I saw the saddest thing the other day-an obese baby. This baby couldn't have been even an year old. This was way more than just baby fat. Unless the kid had a pituitary gland problem or something, it was just sad. Oh yeah, his mother (I'm assuming-the woman he was with) was also obese.



Cat 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/16/09 at 3:44 pm


I'm starting to exercise again, drinking less beer, less coffee and smoking less. So far, I've been able to stick to this for a few days. This morning I felt the best I have in months.

Ant


Excellent!

I should really wait until my regular weigh-in time (Sunday morning) but I stepped on the scale before getting in the shower this morning.  9 lbs since I started the diet 2.5 weeks ago.  And we bought a treadmill in great shape off craigslist.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Red Ant on 07/16/09 at 4:20 pm


Excellent!

I should really wait until my regular weigh-in time (Sunday morning) but I stepped on the scale before getting in the shower this morning.  9 lbs since I started the diet 2.5 weeks ago.  And we bought a treadmill in great shape off craigslist.


Awesome - any particular diet plan you are trying?

I went to DAV and CHKD stores Monday and got an Ab Roller, and some little stepper unit. I wish I had the space for a treadmill.

I weighed myself on the Wii Fit this morning - somehow, I've lost 6.8lbs since Monday.  :o

Ant

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/16/09 at 4:47 pm


Excellent!

I should really wait until my regular weigh-in time (Sunday morning) but I stepped on the scale before getting in the shower this morning.  9 lbs since I started the diet 2.5 weeks ago.  And we bought a treadmill in great shape off craigslist.


men lose faster than women... hows the fiance doing?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/16/09 at 5:40 pm


Awesome - any particular diet plan you are trying?

I went to DAV and CHKD stores Monday and got an Ab Roller, and some little stepper unit. I wish I had the space for a treadmill.

I weighed myself on the Wii Fit this morning - somehow, I've lost 6.8lbs since Monday.  :o

Ant


Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet - Expensive but I cut down on buying a lot of groceries...just veggies and lean meats.  They had a deal where I got the 5th box free.  Each box lasts a week.  Plus I haven't been eating a day's worth of cookies each day so it'll last a while longer.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/16/09 at 5:54 pm

I'm trying to lost 5 lbs a month-I figured that is a workable timetable-nothing outrageous, and it comes down to just a little over a lb a week. I still have 3 more lbs to go to before Aug. 1st and we are roughly at the 1/2 way point.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Red Ant on 07/16/09 at 9:23 pm


Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet - Expensive but I cut down on buying a lot of groceries...just veggies and lean meats.  They had a deal where I got the 5th box free.  Each box lasts a week.  Plus I haven't been eating a day's worth of cookies each day so it'll last a while longer.


I haven't seen that one before. Looks interesting!

uh, and I've gained back 3.5lbs since this morning, lol. I guess the Wii board isn't too accurate...  :D

Ant

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/16/09 at 9:37 pm


I haven't seen that one before. Looks interesting!

uh, and I've gained back 3.5lbs since this morning, lol. I guess the Wii board isn't too accurate...  :D

Ant


Your weight will fluctuate through the day.  The best time to weigh yourself is once a week, in the morning, right after you pee and stuff.  You weigh less. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/17/09 at 9:21 am


Your weight will fluctuate through the day.  The best time to weigh yourself is once a week, in the morning, right after you pee and stuff.  You weigh less. ;D


WORD.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/17/09 at 10:54 am


I saw the saddest thing the other day-an obese baby. This baby couldn't have been even an year old. This was way more than just baby fat. Unless the kid had a pituitary gland problem or something, it was just sad. Oh yeah, his mother (I'm assuming-the woman he was with) was also obese.



Cat 


See, that shyt pisses me off, unless there is an actual medical problem.  My cousin's daughter is like that.  The last time I saw her, she was like a year and a half old, and weighed at least 50-60 pounds (Jason probably weighed 25-30 pounds at that age).  I felt horrible for her and can only hope that she grows out of it on her own.

There was nothing medically wrong with her, my cousin's girlfriend was just a lazy ass who shut her up by feeding her rather than, you know, mothering her, and my cousin works a lot to support them.  My aunt was PISSED about it, and tried to take her as much as she could to feed her properly and get her some exercise. :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/17/09 at 11:20 am

I went to the Cheesecake Factory with my girlfriends yesterday and had a SALAD - no cheesecake.  I have never been more proud of myself.  It sucked of course, but it was totally worth it. 

Right now I'm riding a stationary bike while I post.  Been going 20 minutes.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/17/09 at 11:23 am


I went to the Cheesecake Factory with my girlfriends yesterday and had a SALAD - no cheesecake.  I have never been more proud of myself.  It sucked of course, but it was totally worth it. 

Right now I'm riding a stationary bike while I post.  Been going 20 minutes.


Wow.. I can't post and exercise...good for you!

I can avoid cheesecake no problem but Cheesecake Factory has the best bread... that's what I can't avoid!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/17/09 at 11:24 am


I went to the Cheesecake Factory with my girlfriends yesterday and had a SALAD - no cheesecake.  I have never been more proud of myself.  It sucked of course, but it was totally worth it. 

Right now I'm riding a stationary bike while I post.  Been going 20 minutes.


You go girl! :)  Posting and riding?  Talent! :D

My future brother-in-law and his wife turned us on to some of the Kashi foods while in the SLC.  We bought some yesterday at Wallyworld (cheaper than the grocery store).  They have some good healthy thin crust pizzas and protein bars and such.

I'm on target to lose another 3-4 lbs this week :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/19/09 at 6:28 am

This week I gave up, I blame the birthday.  ;D

Back on track today. I threw out the left over cake so I don't eat it and I'm about to have a boiled egg for lunch.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/19/09 at 9:36 am


well the first couple of weeks of this month were difficult what with the 4th, mini meets, retirement parties and my lack of will power.... good news is the damage was only 6 lbs.... better news is I've already knocked off the first 3!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/19/09 at 12:49 pm

Those few lbs that I lost, I have gained back already.  :\'( :\'( :\'(  I haven't had time to get on the machine but I thought I was getting exercise by going up & down the stairs doing a zillion loads of laundry. So much for that idea. With people coming in, I'm never going to get down to my goal by the first.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 07/19/09 at 9:38 pm

I notice that I'm like losing my appetite. My weight is kind of staying the same, give or take a pound, but my appetite is less than stellar. I haven't been trying to lower the amount I've been eating or anything, but I can't finish anything.  :(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/19/09 at 11:52 pm

So, have any of you watched the show on Oxygen called, Dance your Ass off? It's a dance competition for people needing to lose weight. Last week they did the stripper pole dance routines. I will have to say...those women (who some of them are quite big) WORKED that stripper pole. I heard it is great exercise too!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/20/09 at 9:39 am


So, have any of you watched the show on Oxygen called, Dance your Ass off? It's a dance competition for people needing to lose weight. Last week they did the stripper pole dance routines. I will have to say...those women (who some of them are quite big) WORKED that stripper pole. I heard it is great exercise too!


I watched one episode and thought it was great :)  They can really move!

I ended up changing my weigh-in day to Saturday because I haven't been home on Sunday mornings lately.  I lost another 4.6 lbs this week.  Shirts are starting to fit better. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/20/09 at 1:16 pm


I watched one episode and thought it was great :)  They can really move!

I ended up changing my weigh-in day to Saturday because I haven't been home on Sunday mornings lately.  I lost another 4.6 lbs this week.  Shirts are starting to fit better. :)



proud of ya, man!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/20/09 at 3:21 pm

I didn't think I'd been doing all that great, but I weighed myself on Saturday, and I've lost another three pounds.  I about fell off the scale.  I couldn't be happier!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/20/09 at 4:35 pm



proud of ya, man!


Thanks! :)


I didn't think I'd been doing all that great, but I weighed myself on Saturday, and I've lost another three pounds.  I about fell off the scale.  I couldn't be happier!


Awesome! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/20/09 at 9:53 pm

After a week of being sick and all hulked out on Prednisone, I restarted my Sports Active.  The steroids pretty much kill my joints, and this past week has been torture for me, so I didn't really do anything beyond walking.  On the plus side, I had zero appetite from all the meds, so I didn't gain anything.

Still using my weight loss shakes as either a meal substitute or a snack.  They help quite a bit in that department.

We also went to a barbecue on Saturday, and I resisted cheeseburgers, bacon wrapped dates, and tiramisu. :o

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/20/09 at 9:54 pm



We also went to a barbecue on Saturday, and I resisted cheeseburgers, bacon wrapped dates, and tiramisu. :o


holy cow... that is impressive!!!



congrats to ash and midas as well.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/21/09 at 3:14 pm


After a week of being sick and all hulked out on Prednisone, I restarted my Sports Active.  The steroids pretty much kill my joints, and this past week has been torture for me, so I didn't really do anything beyond walking.  On the plus side, I had zero appetite from all the meds, so I didn't gain anything.

Still using my weight loss shakes as either a meal substitute or a snack.  They help quite a bit in that department.

We also went to a barbecue on Saturday, and I resisted cheeseburgers, bacon wrapped dates, and tiramisu. :o



nice job, Jess! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 07/21/09 at 4:20 pm


holy cow... that is impressive!!!



congrats to ash and midas as well.


It was a very impressive spread, but I drank a shake before I went, so although that bacon looked tempting, I resisted.  Except the beer. ;D

I also forgot to say that earlier that day we took Jason to Mickey D's after the library, and all I got was one of their sweet teas.  Soooooooooooo gooooooooooooood....



nice job, Jess! :)


Thanks!

I was a bit off these past couple of weeks and didn't get a chance to measure myself for my weight loss journal.  I finally did so today.  I've lost a little over seven pounds and about 5 inches off of different parts of my body (two from my chest, which makes me sad).

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/21/09 at 5:43 pm


After a week of being sick and all hulked out on Prednisone, I restarted my Sports Active.  The steroids pretty much kill my joints, and this past week has been torture for me, so I didn't really do anything beyond walking.  On the plus side, I had zero appetite from all the meds, so I didn't gain anything.

Still using my weight loss shakes as either a meal substitute or a snack.  They help quite a bit in that department.

We also went to a barbecue on Saturday, and I resisted cheeseburgers, bacon wrapped dates, and tiramisu. :o


Awesome!  You have better will power than I do.  Saturday night I was at a birthday functions and had a frosty lite beverage and a couple sliders. :P  Other than that I'm doing well.

I had to wear my suit today for a presentation and the pants fit great.  The jacket fits but is slightly snug to button.  I'll get there in another couple weeks. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/21/09 at 10:37 pm


Awesome!  You have better will power than I do.  Saturday night I was at a birthday functions and had a frosty lite beverage and a couple sliders. :P  Other than that I'm doing well.

I had to wear my suit today for a presentation and the pants fit great.  The jacket fits but is slightly snug to button.  I'll get there in another couple weeks. :)


I'm surprised it didn't just evaporate in that Arizona heat!  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 07/22/09 at 4:28 am

Feeling the birthday bloat........I'm too scared to get on the scales.  :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Paul on 07/22/09 at 7:18 am


Feeling the birthday bloat........I'm too scared to get on the scales.  :-\\


Awwww...sorry to hear that Gis, I'm sure a bit of willpower will have you back on track!

And many belated happy returns, btw...

I've not been able to cook for the last three days, due to a major power cut in my area, so I must have lost something!  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 07/22/09 at 9:32 am


I'm surprised it didn't just evaporate in that Arizona heat!   ;)


I wish! ;D

I drink tons more water now and haven't had a regular soda in about a month.  I've had a couple diet pops here and there.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/17/09 at 12:00 pm


I'm trying to lost 5 lbs a month-I figured that is a workable timetable-nothing outrageous, and it comes down to just a little over a lb a week. I still have 3 more lbs to go to before Aug. 1st and we are roughly at the 1/2 way point.



Cat



This is what I wrote on July 16th. Since that time, not only did I gain back to that previous 5 lb mark, but have gained even 5 MORE lbs.  >:( >:( >:( >:(


Today, I tried out the Jane Fonda workout tape that my sister gave me. I REALLY need to get this extra weight off of me. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 08/18/09 at 11:21 am

I had my final weigh in for the summer program.  I did very well a couple of weeks (before vacation), but then not so much.  I ended up at the same weight as when I started 12 weeks ago.  My hip measurement stayed the same and my waist measurement dropped 0.5".  Therefore, I only met one of my goals (the exercise one).  Unfortunately, the rec center is closed until the 30th (that's what happens when you go to a gym that caters to students) and I haven't been able to ride my bike since Micah's been home.  I've been walking to work in the morning, but that isn't enough.  I need to find more exercise and fast.  New program should start in a couple weeks and I'm going to sign up for the step aerobics class again (this time it will be 3x/week and Wednesdays will be that 90SX or whatever it is--the instructor calls it "yoga on steroids")

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/19/09 at 11:04 pm

I started really working out again. I've gained a few pounds back, and I want to lose them and more. I've lost a few of them already!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/20/09 at 10:32 pm


I started really working out again. I've gained a few pounds back, and I want to lose them and more. I've lost a few of them already!


it seems when we all stopped posting here a few of a us slide backwards... myself included.. I've been fluxuating up and down 3-5 lbs since my last official weight loss post...whenever that was.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 08/21/09 at 7:55 am


it seems when we all stopped posting here a few of a us slide backwards... myself included.. I've been fluxuating up and down 3-5 lbs since my last official weight loss post...whenever that was.
Me too.  :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 08/21/09 at 9:42 am


it seems when we all stopped posting here a few of a us slide backwards... myself included.. I've been fluxuating up and down 3-5 lbs since my last official weight loss post...whenever that was.


Then post here more! :D  I've lost 18 lbs in 8 weeks!  8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/21/09 at 10:39 am


Then post here more! :D  I've lost 18 lbs in 8 weeks!  8)



YAY!!! WTG!!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/21/09 at 12:19 pm


Then post here more! :D  I've lost 18 lbs in 8 weeks!  8)

Congrats!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/21/09 at 12:27 pm

Yesterday, I did leg presses for a half hour. I guess that STILL isn't enough.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/21/09 at 12:29 pm


Yesterday, I did leg presses for a half hour. I guess that STILL isn't enough.  :-\\



Cat


I did 10 minutes on the eliptical and walked over 10,000 steps

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 08/24/09 at 6:40 pm


Then post here more! :D  I've lost 18 lbs in 8 weeks!  8)


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/luxhello.gif

Very impressive.  Need your secret!!!  It's taken 19 months to keep off just 10.  Please tell me how to get your results....those are much nicer numbers!!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/24/09 at 6:54 pm


http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/luxhello.gif

Very impressive.  Need your secret!!!  It's taken 19 months to keep off just 10.  Please tell me how to get your results....those are much nicer numbers!!!!


he's doing the cookie diet....apparently it works!

but since men lose faster than women I've been dying to know how Sara(h?) is doing but he hasn't fessed up yet.


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 08/24/09 at 8:15 pm


he's doing the cookie diet....apparently it works!

but since men lose faster than women I've been dying to know how Sara(h?) is doing but he hasn't fessed up yet.



I am doing Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet during the week.  On weekends I just try to eat good.  However, I'm on my last week of cookies.  So I'm going to try HealthéTrim.  It's a little cheaper and you have more flexibility in what you eat.

Sara's been on HealthéTrim for a few weeks now.  I don't really monitor what she eats.  She's kinda plateaued for a few weeks now.  If she put in some exercise she'd probably see some loss.  I try to exercise at least twice a week whether it's on the treadmill or Wii Fit.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 08/24/09 at 10:25 pm


Then post here more! :D  I've lost 18 lbs in 8 weeks!  8)
Congratulations!!!!


I on the other hand still need to get motivated - I want to, but man why does it hurt so much :\'(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/24/09 at 10:26 pm


I broke down and bought EA active for wii.... but now I have to be dilligent about actually working out!  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 08/24/09 at 10:28 pm


I broke down and bought EA active for wii.... but now I have to be dilligent about actually working out!  ::)
I just about broke down and bought an ap for phone - with Jillian Michaels (cost a pretty penny though, and I did not have money so I did not do it) - Got paid I should re check it out

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/24/09 at 10:45 pm


I just about broke down and bought an ap for phone - with Jillian Michaels (cost a pretty penny though, and I did not have money so I did not do it) - Got paid I should re check it out


lemme guess...you pay to have her yell at you? 


MOVE YOUR FAT ASS!  You better get up...the only reason to stop moving is if your dead! I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE PUKING!!! YOU CAN PUKE AND RUN!!!! RUN YOU FAT BASTARD RUN!!!!

;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/24/09 at 11:50 pm

What I'm Plotting

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/25/09 at 12:52 pm


What I'm Plotting


I made a comment I hope you got it.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 08/25/09 at 5:54 pm


What I'm Plotting
Commented -  although I am hoping it went through - (((((((((HUGS)))))))))

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/25/09 at 6:11 pm


I made a comment I hope you got it.  :)



Commented -  although I am hoping it went through - (((((((((HUGS)))))))))


I got Sami's, but yours didn't go through, Q.  Weird.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/25/09 at 9:44 pm


I got Sami's, but yours didn't go through, Q.  Weird.


dang.... basically i said I support and admire your decision its not an easy one...

and I'm glad you're thinking of this option over the other... I know three people who did the other and it was not pretty.... but I don't know anyone who's gone this route and I have about 50 thousand questions.

I said it all better tho sorry it got lost.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 08/26/09 at 4:42 pm


dang.... basically i said I support and admire your decision its not an easy one...

and I'm glad you're thinking of this option over the other... I know three people who did the other and it was not pretty.... but I don't know anyone who's gone this route and I have about 50 thousand questions.

I said it all better tho sorry it got lost.


It's cool. :)

I'll try to answer any questions you have about it.  I go to the seminar on the 15th of September.  The lady I talked to at Mercy Chicago (hospital) was very nice and helpful and was almost irritatingly cheerful. ;D

Like I said in my blog post, it's not really a snap decision.  I didn't want to say much about it, thinking I'd give myself time to see if my diet and exercise regimen would work.  It's not, and I feel that getting a lap band would be really beneficial to me, especially because if I overeat while I have it, I puke.  Yes, I hate puking that much, so much that I'm more concerned with that than with the surgery itself or the liquid/pureed food diet I have to follow for two months afterwards. :D

I was reading the lap band surgery forum, and some people in there are really into self-sabotaging the whole thing.  I'm not sure why they would go through the pain, time, and energy (not to mention the money if they pay for it out of pocket) of having it done, and then just continue on their merry food destructive ways.  I understand that food can be an addiction (I know this firsthand, but am working through it with my psychologist), but some of those people are just hellbent on maintaining the way they used to eat.  Yeesh.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 09/09/09 at 4:46 am



I was reading the lap band surgery forum, and some people in there are really into self-sabotaging the whole thing.  I'm not sure why they would go through the pain, time, and energy (not to mention the money if they pay for it out of pocket) of having it done, and then just continue on their merry food destructive ways.  I understand that food can be an addiction (I know this firsthand, but am working through it with my psychologist), but some of those people are just hellbent on maintaining the way they used to eat.  Yeesh.


One of the bridesmaids at the wedding I went to in March was like that. I just don't understand it either, I mean going through all that for nothing really.

I happy. I have been working elsewhere at work this last 2 months. We have been very short staffed and I have been in racing round in headless chicken mode for most of it. Done wonders for the waistline mind you. As I type I am in a pair of jeans I haven't worn for a couple of years.  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/09/09 at 11:52 am


One of the bridesmaids at the wedding I went to in March was like that. I just don't understand it either, I mean going through all that for nothing really.

I happy. I have been working elsewhere at work this last 2 months. We have been very short staffed and I have been in racing round in headless chicken mode for most of it. Done wonders for the waistline mind you. As I type I am in a pair of jeans I haven't worn for a couple of years.  :)


O0 ! Awesome!!! I am currently sitting in jeans waiting for them to expand so I can button them  ;D
I'm about two weeks away from fitting in them but I want to wear them today dammit!  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 09/09/09 at 1:48 pm


One of the bridesmaids at the wedding I went to in March was like that. I just don't understand it either, I mean going through all that for nothing really.

I happy. I have been working elsewhere at work this last 2 months. We have been very short staffed and I have been in racing round in headless chicken mode for most of it. Done wonders for the waistline mind you. As I type I am in a pair of jeans I haven't worn for a couple of years.  :)


Yeah, it is actual surgery, they do cut you open (I found a video on You Tube showing the whole surgery....it's freaky looking!), and it's not something I'd be willing to waste 15 grand on just to go on eating crappily and having the band slip or constantly barfing.

Awesome awesome on your part though!


O0 ! Awesome!!! I am currently sitting in jeans waiting for them to expand so I can button them  ;D
I'm about two weeks away from fitting in them but I want to wear them today dammit!  :D


Patience, grasshoppa!

I'm still exercising and eating well, but I've been having some splurges here and there since I will not be able to eat any of the good (read: fattening) foods soon.  The weight is still doing the fluctuating thing, but I'm not really concentrating on that anymore because it just irritates me.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 09/09/09 at 1:52 pm

My first week of healthé trim I lost 1.5 lbs.  In the middle of week 2 and so far it looks like I'm down another pound.  I'm hoping I can lose 15-20 lbs in 15 weeks. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/09/09 at 3:42 pm

I have seemed to have gained 10 lbs in the last month!  >:( >:( >:(  I just don't get it. I don't think I am eating that much. I TRY to exercise (ok, I don't exercise as much as I should). This just seems like a big set back to my progress-and MORE so. I just don't know why.  ???  So, now I feel like I'm starting from scratch once again-and actually starting from a higher number than I started from before.  >:( >:( >:( :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/10/09 at 1:18 am




Patience, grasshoppa!

I'm still exercising and eating well, but I've been having some splurges here and there since I will not be able to eat any of the good (read: fattening) foods soon.  The weight is still doing the fluctuating thing, but I'm not really concentrating on that anymore because it just irritates me.


it just wasn't happening so I gave up and put on different pants  ;D

on the brightside I put 11000 steps on my pedometer today....

I average 2500 on a slow day and 7000 on an active one... 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/16/09 at 2:01 pm



I don't know why I felt like sharing this but I did.... so there ...


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=38383.msg2208805#msg2208805

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/16/09 at 2:07 pm

One of my best friends is on the heavy side (well, actually both of them are come to think of it  :-\\ ). Anyway, I think it was about 7 years or so ago, she started a diet and she worked really hard and she lost over 100 lbs.  :o :o :o  Yes, I was VERY proud of her because I know how hard it is. Unfortunately, she has now gained back ALL that she lost (and maybe then some). It does break my heart to see her because I know how hard she worked at it. I have never said anything to her.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/16/09 at 2:41 pm


One of my best friends is on the heavy side (well, actually both of them are come to think of it  :-\\ ). Anyway, I think it was about 7 years or so ago, she started a diet and she worked really hard and she lost over 100 lbs.  :o :o :o  Yes, I was VERY proud of her because I know how hard it is. Unfortunately, she has now gained back ALL that she lost (and maybe then some). It does break my heart to see her because I know how hard she worked at it. I have never said anything to her.



Cat


that's my fear that I will lose a ton but not maintain it because I have no self control when it comes to food I like...and, with the meds I took for my back injury, I never,ever get full. I mean I can eat for 4 or 6 and still keep going. This is why I've avoided going to a buffet or Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp....tho I really, really want to do that

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/16/09 at 3:58 pm


that's my fear that I will lose a ton but not maintain it because I have no self control when it comes to food I like...and, with the meds I took for my back injury, I never,ever get full. I mean I can eat for 4 or 6 and still keep going. This is why I've avoided going to a buffet or Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp....tho I really, really want to do that



I can pack it away, too. People are surprised at how much I can eat. I have had many people ask me if I have hollow legs and wonder where I put it all. Now, it is beginning to show and that is why I am so upset about my weight gain.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/16/09 at 5:13 pm



I can pack it away, too. People are surprised at how much I can eat. I have had many people ask me if I have hollow legs and wonder where I put it all. Now, it is beginning to show and that is why I am so upset about my weight gain.  :-\\



Cat


that was me in high school. I ate for days and never gained weight.....

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 09/22/09 at 9:28 am


that was me in high school. I ate for days and never gained weight.....
It comes back to haunt us all. I was the same too.  :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 09/22/09 at 1:42 pm


It comes back to haunt us all. I was the same too.  :-\\



I wish I could say it was that way for me, too, but it wasn't....then, like now, just looking at food puts on the pounds.  :(  The problem (besides my lack of self-restraint and having no ability to tell myself "no") is that at only 4 ft 11, I don't have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to weight.  People look at me crazy when I tell them I need to lose 40 lbs, but I am "supposed" to weigh closer to 100 lbs than what I do now.

We had our first weigh in for this semester's program.  When I weighed myself at home before getting dressed, I was one pound lighter than their scale.  Their scale put me at the same weight I began and ended the summer semester at.  I think my measurements have gone up, but would have to look at my sheet from last measurement to know for sure.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/22/09 at 4:53 pm

I'm sure everyone is aware that I have been doing the Abs of Steel workout for a while. Well, I was doing them and then I slacked off for a few months but now I'm back to it. Last week, I took a step up so to speak and started the Arms & Abs of Steel workout-which you use hand weights (I have been using 3 lbs weights). Today, Carlos had an appointment with a cardiologist (as a follow-up to the stress test he took a few weeks ago). I went in with him. The doc asked about Carlos exercising. I said he hasn't been but mentioned that I have been trying to lose weight since quitting smoking. He said that women seem to lose weight faster when they use hand weights.  :o :o :o  I told him that I just started a new routine using them. So, who knows. Maybe this is the key. So, I am passing on this bit of knowledge to all my women friends here who are trying to lose weight.

Oh BTW, the doc said that Carlos is healthy.  :)



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 09/23/09 at 9:21 am

That's great news about Carlos, Cat!  And best of luck to you with the hand weights routine! :)

Right now I'm kinda plateau-ing for the past few weeks.  I need to work more exercise into my routine or something.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/23/09 at 12:33 pm

I am bound and determined to start losing weight again. I just started doing some kickboxing/ aeroboxing workouts. One is actually George Foreman...it's pretty easy, but still makes you sweat. The other one is a Kathy Smith...and she has pro boxers/kickboxers on her workout...it is HARD. I'm not giving up though. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/24/09 at 5:50 pm


I'm sure everyone is aware that I have been doing the Abs of Steel workout for a while. Well, I was doing them and then I slacked off for a few months but now I'm back to it. Last week, I took a step up so to speak and started the Arms & Abs of Steel workout-which you use hand weights (I have been using 3 lbs weights). Today, Carlos had an appointment with a cardiologist (as a follow-up to the stress test he took a few weeks ago). I went in with him. The doc asked about Carlos exercising. I said he hasn't been but mentioned that I have been trying to lose weight since quitting smoking. He said that women seem to lose weight faster when they use hand weights.  :o :o :o  I told him that I just started a new routine using them. So, who knows. Maybe this is the key. So, I am passing on this bit of knowledge to all my women friends here who are trying to lose weight.

Oh BTW, the doc said that Carlos is healthy.  :)



Cat



thanks for the advice and YAY  CARLOS!!! O0

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/24/09 at 10:02 pm

Did my George Foreman box/aerobics again today...it makes me feel strong!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/25/09 at 11:48 am

I have been doing this Arms & Abs Of Steel workout for just about a week now. I feel like it is a good workout but sometimes when I get done (like today), my arms feel so weak. I'm just wondering how soon before I start to see some results. I hope I start to see something before I get discouraged.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 09/25/09 at 12:10 pm

Sometimes you need to have an easy day (or a day off) for your muscles to recover.  Not sure what it's the workout video but make sure you warm up and cool down/stretch properly as well.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/25/09 at 12:35 pm


Sometimes you need to have an easy day (or a day off) for your muscles to recover.  Not sure what it's the workout video but make sure you warm up and cool down/stretch properly as well.


The warm-up & cool down stretches ARE in the video. I have been planning a day off either tomorrow or Sunday (maybe both-depending on things).



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/25/09 at 1:55 pm



I wanna start working out again but my side is still tender.

on a bright note- after it being down for over a year I finally get my threadmill fixed today!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/29/09 at 10:16 am


so I have a new plan.... eat yogurt (or oatmeal)  (or drink a shake) in the am.
Eat lean cuisine for lunch
Eat more lean cuisine for dinner with extra veggies of my choice....

eat a crap load (pun intended) of fruit thru out the day....

We'll see if it works.... but I was bad. I got a pumpkin pie from Costco.... I'll just eat one pie this year...

anyway- its a good thing I did get the pie because this morning I open the weight watchers black cherry yogurt I purchased (thankfully I only bought two) and there is this foul after taste from what ever sweetener they use. The yogurt is only 100 cals but I deem it horrible tasting.... anyway-I pulled out the reddi whip I bought for the pie and found out that there's only 10 cals in a tbsp....so three tbsps later my 100 cal yogurt is now 130 and suddenly quite tasty  8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Tam on 09/29/09 at 2:15 pm


so I have a new plan.... eat yogurt (or oatmeal)  (or drink a shake) in the am.
Eat lean cuisine for lunch
Eat more lean cuisine for dinner with extra veggies of my choice....

eat a crap load (pun intended) of fruit thru out the day....

We'll see if it works.... but I was bad. I got a pumpkin pie from Costco.... I'll just eat one pie this year...

anyway- its a good thing I did get the pie because this morning I open the weight watchers black cherry yogurt I purchased (thankfully I only bought two) and there is this foul after taste from what ever sweetener they use. The yogurt is only 100 cals but I deem it horrible tasting.... anyway-I pulled out the reddi whip I bought for the pie and found out that there's only 10 cals in a tbsp....so three tbsps later my 100 cal yogurt is now 130 and suddenly quite tasty   8)


Excellent plan Q !

My only advice to you is to watch what fruit and veggies you eat.
Some have tons of carbs in them. TONS!
Now carbs are good for you of course, but if you are using lean cuisine, you are already cutting down your carbs, so you don't want the fruit and veggie carbs to turn to sugar, startch or fat. That would defeat your purpose. Also, I know you love rice - so I would recommend short grain white rice. It has the least amount of carbs when compared to all other kinds of rice.


Fruit (serving size 1 cup) Carbs (g)

Apples, raw 19g
Apricots, raw 18g
Avocados, raw, California (6oz) 12g
Bananas, raw, sliced 35g
Blackberries, raw 18g
Blueberries, raw (1 pint) 57g
Cherries, sweet, raw, with pits 20g
Cranberries, raw 12g
Currants, European, raw 17g
Dates, pitted 130g
Elderberries, raw 27g
Figs, raw (medium 2" diameter) 10g
Figs, dried (1) 12g
Grapefruit, raw 19g
Grapes, American variety, raw 16g
Grapes, European, raw 28g
Guavas, raw 29g
Kiwi fruit (1 large) 14g
Kumquats, raw (1) 3g
Mangos, raw 35g
Melon, cantaloupe, raw 15g
Melon, honeydew, raw 16g
Nectarines, raw (1 medium fruit) 16g
Oranges, raw (4oz/120g) 14g
Tangerines, mandarin oranges (1) 8g
Papayas, raw 14g
Passion Fruit, raw (1) 4g
Peaches, raw (1 large fruit) 17g
Pears, raw (1 medium fruit) 25g
Pineapple, raw 19g
Plantain, cooked 48g
Plums, raw (1 medium fruit) 8g
Pomegranates, raw (1 medium fruit) 26g
Prunes, dried (1) 5g
Quinces, raw (1) 14g
Raisins, seedless 130g
Raspberries, raw 14g
Rhubarb, frozen uncooked 7g
Strawberries, raw 11g
Water melon, raw 11g


Vegetables (serving size) Carbs (g)

Artichokes, cooked (1 medium) 13g
Asparagus, raw (5" spear) 0.5g
Beets, cooked, (1/2 cup) 8g
Broccoli, raw (1 cup) 4g
Brussels sprouts, cooked (1/2 cup) 7g
Cabbage, cooked, (1/2 cup) 3g
Carrots, cooked (1/2 cup) 8g
Cauliflower, cooked (1/2 cup) 3g
Celery, raw (1 cup) 4g
Chard, Swiss, cooked (1 cup) 7g
Collard Greens, cooked (1 cup) 12g
Corn, sweet, cooked (1oz) 7g
Cucumber, raw (1/2 cup) 1g
Eggplant/ Aubergine, cooked (1 cup) 7g
Endive, raw (1/2 cup) 1g
Kale, cooked (1 cup) 7g
Leeks, cooked (1/2 cup) 4g
Lettuce (1 cup) 1g
Mushrooms, raw (1 cup) 4g
Onions, raw (1 cup) 14g
Parsnips, cooked (1/2 cup) 15g
Peas, green, cooked (1 cup) 25g
Peppers, green (1 cup) 10g
Pumpkin, cooked, mashed (1 cup) 12g
Radishes, raw (1 cup) 4g
Spinach, cooked (1 cup) 7g
Squash, zucchini, cooked (1 cup) 8g
Squash, winter, acorn, cooked (1 cup) 30g
Succotash, cooked (1 cup) 47g
Sweet potato, baked w/skin (large) 44g
Tomatoes, raw (1 cup) 8g
Turnip, cooked, mashed (1 cup) 11g


This is a good carb watch site. Just scroll to after the table and you will see a list for types of foods with carbs. I use it mostly for nasty, because he does the whole whey protein diet thing for muscles and stuff and it has helped me tremendously! ;)

http://www.annecollins.com/dietary-carbs/carbs-rice.htm

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/29/09 at 5:53 pm

Thanks tam. I eat mostly nectarines, plums apples and  Bananas
veggies I usually eato corn. Or spinach or peas.

This is good info to have. I switched to brown rice a while ago but haven't had rice in months. Except when I order Chinese. Then I ear what they give me lol.

It's great info tho thx again. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Fairee07 on 09/29/09 at 7:23 pm

I'm going to really drastically cut back on baked goods (scones, muffins, and "bready" sandwiches/pizzas) and hopefully that will help me get more toned abs. I don't consider myself overweight but I've been feeling sluggish and my face has been breaking out. I'm hoping that this dietary cutback will do some wonders.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/29/09 at 7:48 pm

So..I met with a dietitian today and after we discussed my medical history, and my usual eating/exercise regime.....she informed me that I am doing everything right, but due to the "luck" of the draw, beings that I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and I am diabetic....it will be extremely difficult for me to lose weight...how's THAT for encouragement? Ugh...I can't seem to win...no matter how hard I try. So...basically..I am busting my ass for nothing. :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/29/09 at 11:18 pm


So..I met with a dietitian today and after we discussed my medical history, and my usual eating/exercise regime.....she informed me that I am doing everything right, but due to the "luck" of the draw, beings that I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and I am diabetic....it will be extremely difficult for me to lose weight...how's THAT for encouragement? Ugh...I can't seem to win...no matter how hard I try. So...basically..I am busting my ass for nothing. :-\\


sorry Erin. How about thinking that you're busting your ass to maintain. Otherwise you'd be me. 

Btw I did 5 mins on the ellipitcal this afternoon (50 Cals)
I just did 11 mins, 500 revolutions and almost 100 cals.
I did tae bo last night. I'm trying to get back in the game.

Even tho I slacked lately I've been flyxyating between the same 3 lbs so that's not bad.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/09 at 11:26 am


so I have a new plan.... eat yogurt (or oatmeal)  (or drink a shake) in the am.
Eat lean cuisine for lunch
Eat more lean cuisine for dinner with extra veggies of my choice....

eat a crap load (pun intended) of fruit thru out the day....

We'll see if it works.... but I was bad. I got a pumpkin pie from Costco.... I'll just eat one pie this year...

anyway- its a good thing I did get the pie because this morning I open the weight watchers black cherry yogurt I purchased (thankfully I only bought two) and there is this foul after taste from what ever sweetener they use. The yogurt is only 100 cals but I deem it horrible tasting.... anyway-I pulled out the reddi whip I bought for the pie and found out that there's only 10 cals in a tbsp....so three tbsps later my 100 cal yogurt is now 130 and suddenly quite tasty   8)



Once we get this house, you can come down to PR and eat all the fruit you want-straight off of the trees.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/09 at 12:07 pm



Once we get this house, you can come down to PR and eat all the fruit you want-straight off of the trees.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat


I was sorta hoping you'd ship me some!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/09 at 12:17 pm


I was sorta hoping you'd ship me some!



Can't do that. You can't take fruit off the island.  :-\\  You can't even carry it with you when you leave. Everyone who flies out have to have their luggage checked by the agriculture inspection. Though, I have thought about putting some in a Priority box and ship it. I know you are supposed to but.... ;D ;D ;D ;D



Cat 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/30/09 at 12:27 pm



Can't do that. You can't take fruit off the island.  :-\\  You can't even carry it with you when you leave. Everyone who flies out have to have their luggage checked by the agriculture inspection. Though, I have thought about putting some in a Priority box and ship it. I know you are supposed to but.... ;D ;D ;D ;D



Cat 


that's what I was thinking....what the post office doesn't know.  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/01/09 at 9:09 pm


so I have a new plan.... eat yogurt (or oatmeal)  (or drink a shake) in the am.
Eat lean cuisine for lunch
Eat more lean cuisine for dinner with extra veggies of my choice....

eat a crap load (pun intended) of fruit thru out the day....

We'll see if it works.... but I was bad. I got a pumpkin pie from Costco.... I'll just eat one pie this year...

anyway- its a good thing I did get the pie because this morning I open the weight watchers black cherry yogurt I purchased (thankfully I only bought two) and there is this foul after taste from what ever sweetener they use. The yogurt is only 100 cals but I deem it horrible tasting.... anyway-I pulled out the reddi whip I bought for the pie and found out that there's only 10 cals in a tbsp....so three tbsps later my 100 cal yogurt is now 130 and suddenly quite tasty  8)
I am on the same type of reasoning.... I make a yogurt parfait everyday for lunch - YOPLAIT Light (90 calorie yogurt) Vanilla, with frozen mixed berries and 2 TBLS of Kellogs lowfat granola... With a light string cheese with it (I can eat cheese and yogurt - the lactose is broken up in these, but I can not drink milk so I try and get reasonable amount of calcium with these 2 things).  I then have reasonable meal... (oh yeah I eat plain yogurt - yoplait light flavored - and cheese breakfast)....  I love lean cuisines and putting them on top of fresh Baby spinach - sorta like a warm/cold salad... YUMMY

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 9:11 pm


I am on the same type of reasoning.... I make a yogurt parfait everyday for lunch - YOPLAIT Light (90 calorie yogurt) Vanilla, with frozen mixed berries and 2 TBLS of Kellogs lowfat granola... With a light string cheese with it (I can eat cheese and yogurt - the lactose is broken up in these, but I can not drink milk so I try and get reasonable amount of calcium with these 2 things).  I then have reasonable meal... (oh yeah I eat plain yogurt - yoplait light flavored - and cheese breakfast)....  I love lean cuisines and putting them on top of fresh Baby spinach - sorta like a warm/cold salad... YUMMY


I was telling Stats that the chicken and basil Lean Cuisine is my favorite one right now.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 10/01/09 at 9:30 pm


I was telling Stats that the chicken and basil Lean Cuisine is my favorite one right now.


And I was trying to get her into the Chicken Fried Rice (the rice really isn't fried since it is Lean Cuisine).  It's a little spicy, but not bad at all.  Problem is that I'm still hungry after eating it, so I'm going to take Q's advice and add veggies.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 9:33 pm


And I was trying to get her into the Chicken Fried Rice (the rice really isn't fried since it is Lean Cuisine).  It's a little spicy, but not bad at all.  Problem is that I'm still hungry after eating it, so I'm going to take Q's advice and add veggies.


I haven't seen the Chicken Fried Rice yet but I'm looking for it... I had to go to 6 stores just to find the basil chicken again.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 10/01/09 at 9:37 pm


I haven't seen the Chicken Fried Rice yet but I'm looking for it... I had to go to 6 stores just to find the basil chicken again.


Must be damn good chicken!  6 stores?  :o

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 9:37 pm


Must be damn good chicken!  6 stores?  :o


yep. and it is that good.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/01/09 at 9:47 pm


And I was trying to get her into the Chicken Fried Rice (the rice really isn't fried since it is Lean Cuisine).  It's a little spicy, but not bad at all.  Problem is that I'm still hungry after eating it, so I'm going to take Q's advice and add veggies.
Put them over spinach - if you like raw spinach.... It fills you up and lots of vitamins...

I like the cheese enchilada and the chicken suiza....Both wonderful over spinach

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 9:48 pm


Put them over spinach - if you like raw spinach.... It fills you up and lots of vitamins...

I like the cheese enchilada and the chicken suiza....Both wonderful over spinach


chicken suiza?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/01/09 at 9:53 pm


chicken suiza?
Chicken enchilada suiza http://www.leancuisine.com/Products/Details.aspx?ProductID=35


it may/ or may not have cheese though :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 9:54 pm


Chicken enchilada suiza http://www.leancuisine.com/Products/Details.aspx?ProductID=35


it may/ or may not have cheese though :-\\


I'm sure the enchilada does

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 9:55 pm


I'm sure the enchilada does


here's mine http://www.leancuisine.com/Products/Details.aspx?ProductID=21

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/01/09 at 9:57 pm


here's mine http://www.leancuisine.com/Products/Details.aspx?ProductID=21
mmm - that does look good.  Not sure if the cream sauce would kill my stomach though... Something I would definitely want to try at home (not at school) :-[

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 9:59 pm


mmm - that does look good.  Not sure if the cream sauce would kill my stomach though... Something I would definitely want to try at home (not at school) :-[


its not as thick as it looks.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/01/09 at 10:01 pm


its not as thick as it looks.
Just cream and lactose intolerance (does not work so well, unless you like gassing up the place, and running for the bathroom) - which I DO NOT GO TO THE BATHROOM AT SCHOOL - unless EMERGENCY

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 10:02 pm


Just cream and lactose intolerance (does not work so well, unless you like gassing up the place, and running for the bathroom) - which I DO NOT GO TO THE BATHROOM AT SCHOOL - unless EMERGENCY


then def. save it for home.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 10/01/09 at 10:06 pm


then def. save it for home.  ;D
hmmm - makes me want to go out and buy some.... I just hate making me a tv dinner and then having to cook for girls and hubby :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/01/09 at 10:07 pm


hmmm - makes me want to go out and buy some.... I just hate making me a tv dinner and then having to cook for girls and hubby :P


cook for the girls and hubby and then make the tv dinner  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 10/06/09 at 5:52 pm

Well, it looks as if I'll be getting the Lap Band surgery. :)

Yesterday was my consult with the surgeon and dietitian.  They both agreed that I was the perfect candidate for it.  So after meeting with them, I went to the hospital to get all my tests done (blood, urine, EKG, x-rays).  I have to meet with a psychologist on Thursday so he can see how mentally fit I am for this.  Then in November, I have to undergo a sleep study.  I'm kind of wigged out about that because I really hate the thought of being watched while sleeping.

If all goes according to plan, I might be able to have the surgery some time in December.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 10/06/09 at 6:13 pm

sounds good Jess.

why do you need a sleep study?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 10/06/09 at 7:54 pm


sounds good Jess.

why do you need a sleep study?


I made mention to the dietitian that I noticed a bit of snoring going on with me.  Usually I only snore when I sleep on my back, but it has been happening when I lie on my stomach (my main form of sleeping...I hate sleeping on my back).  So they're just going to check and make sure I haven't developed sleep apnea.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 10/06/09 at 8:40 pm


I made mention to the dietitian that I noticed a bit of snoring going on with me.  Usually I only snore when I sleep on my back, but it has been happening when I lie on my stomach (my main form of sleeping...I hate sleeping on my back).  So they're just going to check and make sure I haven't developed sleep apnea.


Are they just going to watch you or will you have to wear any monitors?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 10/06/09 at 10:12 pm


Are they just going to watch you or will you have to wear any monitors?


I think they put those sticky monitor things on you, but I'm not sure if they actually watch you or the computers.  It's going to be weird either way, so they better cough up a heavy duty sleeping pill or this study will fail. :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 10/06/09 at 11:40 pm

I'll keep you in my prayers Jess.  I think it's awesome and so brave of you to do this!  You rock, girl!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/16/09 at 11:54 pm

That's awesome news Jess.  My brother has had to have a couple sleep studies done over the past couple years because of his epilepsy/sleep apnea thing.  It's definately a good thing to have checked out.  He's got one of those C-pap machines that he has to wear at night to breathe.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/19/09 at 10:52 am

I joined the gym. I've been wanting to do it for some time now..so I thought that this was as good of a time as any.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/19/09 at 9:47 pm


I joined the gym. I've been wanting to do it for some time now..so I thought that this was as good of a time as any.


congrats!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 10/20/09 at 10:36 am

Glad they are checking it out, Jess!  My dad also has a CPAP machine and it has helped remarkably....for all of us!  ;D

Micah had a sleep study done, but because the bed was more comfortable than hers at home it didn't show her sleeping problems.  ::)



I joined the gym. I've been wanting to do it for some time now..so I thought that this was as good of a time as any.


Good for you!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I had weigh in this morning.  Lost 3/4 of a lb since last Tues (which means I haven't put on any of the "sick weight" I lost, since this 3/4 removes the 1/5 I gained last week).  I have lost 4 lbs since we started this semester's program in Sept.  We are about 1/2 way through and my goal is 5.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/20/09 at 11:21 am


Glad they are checking it out, Jess!  My dad also has a CPAP machine and it has helped remarkably....for all of us!  ;D

Micah had a sleep study done, but because the bed was more comfortable than hers at home it didn't show her sleeping problems.   ::)


Good for you!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I had weigh in this morning.  Lost 3/4 of a lb since last Tues (which means I haven't put on any of the "sick weight" I lost, since this 3/4 removes the 1/5 I gained last week).  I have lost 4 lbs since we started this semester's program in Sept.  We are about 1/2 way through and my goal is 5.



that's awesome!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 10/24/09 at 4:45 am

Yeah being sick does have a plus side, lost 6 pounds in the last week because I just don't feel hungry. Sadly I'm sure most of it will go straight back on when the appetite returns!  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 10/24/09 at 11:16 am


Yeah being sick does have a plus side, lost 6 pounds in the last week because I just don't feel hungry. Sadly I'm sure most of it will go straight back on when the appetite returns!  ::)


am I the only person who gains weight when they are sick?  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 11/12/09 at 10:05 pm

Lap Band Update

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 11/13/09 at 6:37 am


Lap Band Update


I hate it when you get that sort of treatment (the expectation of them getting in touch when in reality there's a whole other method to get the information).  Glad you've made a start now.  And I love the last sentence!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 11/13/09 at 9:18 am

I had slacked on the healthétrim for a month or so and gained 15 lbs back, but started up religiously this week and since the end of October I've lost 8 lbs. :)  Would still like to lose another 10-15 lbs before the wedding.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 11/13/09 at 10:27 am


I hate it when you get that sort of treatment (the expectation of them getting in touch when in reality there's a whole other method to get the information).  Glad you've made a start now.  And I love the last sentence!


Yeah, all they had to do after my appointment with the surgeon (on OCTOBER 5TH) was say, "Oh hey, after you see our psycho psychologist, call us up to get class times and an appointment with the dietitian."  I would have been fine with that, AND I would have been done by now and most likely had a surgery date.  Nope.  I signed up for their Yahoo Group yesterday and am waiting for approval.  God only knows how long that is going to take. ::)

I think I'll stick with being a pain in the ass. ;D

The good thing is that I've neither gained nor lost weight, which is fine for now, and my blood pressure was lower than it usually is (I usually push about 130/90).  I'm going to try and get out of the habit I fell into of going back to sleep after Jason goes to school, and utilizing that time for exercise.


I had slacked on the healthétrim for a month or so and gained 15 lbs back, but started up religiously this week and since the end of October I've lost 8 lbs. :)  Would still like to lose another 10-15 lbs before the wedding.


Fifteen pounds is nothing.  I know you can do it.

DOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEET.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 11/13/09 at 10:30 am


Fifteen pounds is nothing.  I know you can do it.

DOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEET.



I'm going to try.  I have 5 weeks.  And Thanksgiving. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 11/13/09 at 10:38 am


I'm going to try.  I have 5 weeks.  And Thanksgiving. :D


Do what I do for the HO-lidays: eat light for a week before, then don't feel guilty on the actual day. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 11/13/09 at 5:20 pm


Do what I do for the HO-lidays: eat light for a week before, then don't feel guilty on the actual day. :D


When I was doing Weight Watchers I actually ate light on Turkey Day too.  I lost like 2 lbs that week.

I won't feel guilty. ;)  I'mma do my re-fit for my tux the Saturday after.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 11/20/09 at 11:59 pm

I'm not really sure what's happening with me.  My doctor's scales say I'm 30 pounds lighter then the scales I have at home, (and the weight doesn't change that I really notice at home.)  Yet the home scales work for my husband (they do change into different weight readings according to what day (or time of day really).  I guess we need newer scales that allow for heavier people. 

My doctor keeps telling me I should look into the same surgery as Jess is doing.  I'm leaning more to it, but am being chickensheesh about it.  I guess I want to see how Jess' surgery goes first and get the holidays over with first.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 11/21/09 at 12:06 pm


I'm not really sure what's happening with me.  My doctor's scales say I'm 30 pounds lighter then the scales I have at home, (and the weight doesn't change that I really notice at home.)  Yet the home scales work for my husband (they do change into different weight readings according to what day (or time of day really).  I guess we need newer scales that allow for heavier people. 

My doctor keeps telling me I should look into the same surgery as Jess is doing.  I'm leaning more to it, but am being chickensheesh about it.  I guess I want to see how Jess' surgery goes first and get the holidays over with first.


dude...that's awesome news...that's like losing 30lbs in an hour or two  ;)


I don't blame ya for wanting someone else to go first!  I admire Jess taking the step and all and I hope it goes well for her. I know myself too well and know that I love food too damn much to put myself in a position where I can't eat what I want when I want.

unfortunately tho I've been slacking myself and, like Midas, also gained 15lbs back...so I need to step it up again.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/21/09 at 12:10 pm


dude...that's awesome news...that's like losing 30lbs in an hour or two  ;)


I don't blame ya for wanting someone else to go first!  I admire Jess taking the step and all and I hope it goes well for her. I know myself too well and know that I love food too damn much to put myself in a position where I can't eat what I want when I want.

unfortunately tho I've been slacking myself and, like Midas, also gained 15lbs back...so I need to step it up again.





You didn't lose while you were sick?



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 11/21/09 at 12:19 pm



You didn't lose while you were sick?



Cat


probably not... Im the only person I know who's appetite increases while ill instead of decreases........ I could've eaten Sami's Steer given the opportunity  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 11/21/09 at 12:40 pm


probably not... Im the only person I know who's appetite increases while ill instead of decreases........ I could've eaten Sami's Steer given the opportunity  ;)
Ricco is not yet ready to eat!  He is pretty though

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 11/21/09 at 2:06 pm


Ricco is not yet ready to eat!  He is pretty though


I was just using him as a fer instance  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Silver Power on 11/23/09 at 2:18 pm

I've lost 43 pounds since June, and I thank cigarettes somewhat for it. Quoting South Park: "Who wants to be 90 anyway?".

I was 209 pounds in June when I had my last doctor's appointment, according to the doctors scale. I recently went and the same electronic super-awesome doctors scale said that I was 166! I noticed a difference, but I didn't realize that it was such a huge difference. I <3 myself now.  ;D

Smoking is bad, but on a personal level, I would rather be happy with how I look than live longer. I'm only 16 , so I still have a lot of life to live.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/23/09 at 2:21 pm


I've lost 43 pounds since June, and I thank cigarettes somewhat for it. Quoting South Park: "Who wants to be 90 anyway?".

I was 209 pounds in June when I had my last doctor's appointment, according to the doctors scale. I recently went and the same electronic super-awesome doctors scale said that I was 166! I noticed a difference, but I didn't realize that it was such a huge difference. I <3 myself now.  ;D

Smoking is bad, but on a personal level, I would rather be happy with how I look than live longer. I'm only 16 , so I still have a lot of life to live.




Ah to be young again, and use nicotine to stay thin...  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 11/23/09 at 2:26 pm




Ah to be young again, and use nicotine to stay thin...   ;)
I remember those days too...........

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/23/09 at 2:47 pm


I've lost 43 pounds since June, and I thank cigarettes somewhat for it. Quoting South Park: "Who wants to be 90 anyway?".

I was 209 pounds in June when I had my last doctor's appointment, according to the doctors scale. I recently went and the same electronic super-awesome doctors scale said that I was 166! I noticed a difference, but I didn't realize that it was such a huge difference. I <3 myself now.  ;D

Smoking is bad, but on a personal level, I would rather be happy with how I look than live longer. I'm only 16 , so I still have a lot of life to live.



I gained my weight BECAUSE I stopped using cigarettes.  :\'( :\'( :\'(


BTW, have one for me.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: statsqueen on 12/08/09 at 6:24 pm

Torey, congrats on the weight loss, but come look at my mom to see what cigarettes can do for you.



AFM, I had my final weigh in of this semester's WOW program (started in Sept).  I am down to 128.8.  I lost 1 pound from last week; 9.8 pounds since Sept; and approximately 20 since Jan, 08.

Also since Sept:  lost 2 inches off waist and 3 inches off my hips.

Will continue w/ fitness classes as they end in the next week or so, then pick them back up when school resumes in January.  That's the hardest part about doing this thru the campus rec center---the schedule is based on when students are on campus, even when there are still paying members on campus.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 12/09/09 at 11:03 am


Torey, congrats on the weight loss, but come look at my mom to see what cigarettes can do for you.



AFM, I had my final weigh in of this semester's WOW program (started in Sept).  I am down to 128.8.  I lost 1 pound from last week; 9.8 pounds since Sept; and approximately 20 since Jan, 08.

Also since Sept:  lost 2 inches off waist and 3 inches off my hips.

Will continue w/ fitness classes as they end in the next week or so, then pick them back up when school resumes in January.  That's the hardest part about doing this thru the campus rec center---the schedule is based on when students are on campus, even when there are still paying members on campus.


Awesome!  Major karma! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/09/09 at 11:01 pm

I need to get back to the gym..I've been sick and avoiding it. I am so sick of being overweight..no matter what I try to do, nothing seems to work. I suffer from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and my doctor and nutritionist both basically told me that it will be nearly impossible for me to lose the weight. How's that for encouraging? :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 12/10/09 at 10:34 am


I need to get back to the gym..I've been sick and avoiding it. I am so sick of being overweight..no matter what I try to do, nothing seems to work. I suffer from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and my doctor and nutritionist both basically told me that it will be nearly impossible for me to lose the weight. How's that for encouraging? :-\\
Nice.  :-\\

there must be more advice out there...........

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/10/09 at 11:19 am


I need to get back to the gym..I've been sick and avoiding it. I am so sick of being overweight..no matter what I try to do, nothing seems to work. I suffer from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and my doctor and nutritionist both basically told me that it will be nearly impossible for me to lose the weight. How's that for encouraging? :-\\


How helpful and supporting of them both!

Ask your nutritionist about low GI foods.  They are supposed to help someone with PCOS loose weight.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/diagnosed-with-pcos-weight-loss-is-possible/

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/10/09 at 12:01 pm

Great news Aim!!!

Sorry about your news erin.

Anyone know how I can drop 20 by next week? All that pie caught up to me and I have to see my mom soon

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/10/09 at 3:22 pm


Great news Aim!!!

Sorry about your news erin.

Anyone know how I can drop 20 by next week? All that pie caught up to me and I have to see my mom soon



When you find out, let me know.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/10/09 at 3:44 pm



When you find out, let me know.



Cat


will do

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 12/10/09 at 3:51 pm

you could amputate a limb I suppose.  :-\\

The best you can do is eat as healthy as possible and do as much core strength exercising as possible.  Even just tightening those muscles whilst sat at the computer will help

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/10/09 at 4:51 pm


you could amputate a limb I suppose.   :-\\

The best you can do is eat as healthy as possible and do as much core strength exercising as possible.  Even just tightening those muscles whilst sat at the computer will help



I was thinking if you chopped off your head.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 12/11/09 at 10:42 am



I was thinking if you chopped off your head.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


I could but then I was thinking if I cut off both legs I never have to exercise again!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/11/09 at 11:01 am


I could but then I was thinking if I cut off both legs I never have to exercise again!



Good point.


And if I ever lose my legs
I won't moan, and I won't beg
Oh, if I ever lose my legs
Oh, if - I won't have to walk no more




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/09/10 at 10:45 am

OK - I mean it this time.... I want to go to the beach and I don't want to be confused with a beached whale :-\\

I got on the elliptical and I stuck it out for 15 minutes (I was only at resistant level 1 and I did not go over 40rpm - did less than a mile and only burned 77 calories).... BUT I did it for 15 minutes, even when I wanted to give up a 3:43 - so it is a start.  Probably the best start that I have had since I broke my foot (and my foot has not swelled yet, or hurt from it - that is a plus) 8)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/09/10 at 11:10 am

I was doing really well until christmas happened! Back on the diet wagon this week I think as there is only one box of chocolates left in the house.  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/10 at 12:46 pm


OK - I mean it this time.... I want to go to the beach and I don't want to be confused with a beached whale :-\\

I got on the elliptical and I stuck it out for 15 minutes (I was only at resistant level 1 and I did not go over 40rpm - did less than a mile and only burned 77 calories).... BUT I did it for 15 minutes, even when I wanted to give up a 3:43 - so it is a start.  Probably the best start that I have had since I broke my foot (and my foot has not swelled yet, or hurt from it - that is a plus) 8)


excellent start sami!!!

yeah after my two days of enthusiastic work out the damn thing told me to take a day off....that was um... 4 days ago.
Set the alarm this am b/c the campus gym was having a free cardio class at nine...I turned off the alarm and went back to bed.

Maybe if I clean my apt I can find my motivation again.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 01/09/10 at 12:49 pm


I was doing really well until christmas happened! Back on the diet wagon this week I think as there is only one box of chocolates left in the house.  ;D


ha ha....yeah I am finally chocolate free... my landlord gave me a box o' sees and I ate that before christmas then on christmas one of the officers gave me a gift certificate for a box o' sees...  I went on new years day and had a blast picking one of those, two of those.. I got everything I thought I would like... and save one or two bad choices I was right! so you know YAY me and I didn't share!!!!  At least it took me two days to eat a pound o chocolate... but now I am done. I need to go buy fruit and veggies tho and figure out how to stop eating out...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/09/10 at 7:13 pm


excellent start sami!!!

yeah after my two days of enthusiastic work out the damn thing told me to take a day off....that was um... 4 days ago.
Set the alarm this am b/c the campus gym was having a free cardio class at nine...I turned off the alarm and went back to bed.

Maybe if I clean my apt I can find my motivation again.
I know the feeling about the morning thing (although 9 would work for me - unfortunately I am normally in school then) - I want to try and get up at 5:30 (really I usually wake up around then, then just turn on the tv and watch/listen/fall back-to-sleep to the news in bed.  Getting up for real at 6-6:15...  If I could just take this time to use the elliptical, I think it would start my day off better... but the pain of it all :P

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 01/10/10 at 5:03 am


ha ha....yeah I am finally chocolate free... my landlord gave me a box o' sees and I ate that before christmas then on christmas one of the officers gave me a gift certificate for a box o' sees...  I went on new years day and had a blast picking one of those, two of those.. I got everything I thought I would like... and save one or two bad choices I was right! so you know YAY me and I didn't share!!!!  At least it took me two days to eat a pound o chocolate... but now I am done. I need to go buy fruit and veggies tho and figure out how to stop eating out...
I know what you mean about the veggies and stuff. It's weird because when I am at work I take a salad every day for lunch and a couple of pieces of fruit, but as soon as I am at home I never eat any!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/07/10 at 3:24 pm


I know what you mean about the veggies and stuff. It's weird because when I am at work I take a salad every day for lunch and a couple of pieces of fruit, but as soon as I am at home I never eat any!


I also eat a lot better at work than at home.  I think it's because I'm surrounded by coaches all day that are healthy and in perfect shape.  They really do inspire me to do better though because they always eat healthy and exercise.

I happened to weigh myself this morning, and I've lost 15 pounds.  I can't believe it.  I haven't made any sort of major effort.  I have been eating more fruits and vegetables just because I've been craving them more than anything else.  I couldn't be happier though!  I wish it was always this easy.  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Midas on 02/07/10 at 4:13 pm

^ Awesome Ash! :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 02/07/10 at 4:28 pm


I also eat a lot better at work than at home.  I think it's because I'm surrounded by coaches all day that are healthy and in perfect shape.  They really do inspire me to do better though because they always eat healthy and exercise.

I happened to weigh myself this morning, and I've lost 15 pounds.  I can't believe it.  I haven't made any sort of major effort.  I have been eating more fruits and vegetables just because I've been craving them more than anything else.  I couldn't be happier though!  I wish it was always this easy.   ::)


that's excellent!!!! I'm impressed.  This week I started being better... by being better that means I thought more about what I ate (doesn't mean I made all the right choices  ;) ) but I made a lot more right choices than I have since the holidays O0

I also started working out again. The other night I did 30 minutes of step on Wii Fit.. first time for me hanging in that long. been logging time on the treadmill and also walking outside as well... don't know if I have any results. I wanna lose the 15 lbs I gained back before I start looking for progress...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Bobby on 02/07/10 at 4:46 pm

Folks...Don't give up and keep making small gradual improvements.  :)

I think you can improve every gym session if you push yourself. Yesterday I ran for an hour at 10.0 speed on the treadmill which was better than the previous time which was 10.0 speed on the treadmill for 45 mins, then dropped to 8.5 and then slowly rose to 9.5 in the last five minutes. After that hour run I did 20 mins on the cross-trainer. In all, I burnt about 2100 calories in one session. It takes mental as well as physical strength to do what you think your body isn't capable of - but it can in time. It sounds corny but you do have to be positive and believe in yourself.

Excellent work, Ash losing 15 lb. On reflection, I used to think that cutting down on the carbs is a good thing but not neccessarily so. I read on a gym wallposter that it can lead to unstable metabolism and heart failure. Why people go on low carb diets is often because they want to lose weight without making the effort to burn it off doing excercise. The way I see it is this: the better your fitness levels, the more excercise you do, the more excercise you do the more calories you burn, the more calories you burn weight loss becomes easier while eating a balanced diet.

I eat bread like there's no tomorrow (the seeded granary stuff - I love it), the fibre helps me clear my system out (perhaps too much info, lol) which aids weight loss and it doesn't make me feel so hungry anymore. The last time I ate anything naughty (forbidden foods aren't a bad thing) was some doughnuts that was brought into work a week ago. I felt so annoyed at eating them because I knew I wasn't hungry, I ate them for the sake of it at the workplace. Anyhow, a couple of days later, my friend Tina at work made some cakes. She makes amazing cakes but my friend and I vowed we wouldn't eat one during the day - and we didn't so I felt better then. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/06/10 at 1:30 pm

Started a new program today-yeah, ANOTHER new program.



http://pixhost.ws/avaxhome/a1/80/000c80a1_medium.jpeg


The other programs were just targets and I didn't really lose weight. Hopefully, this will help me to lose weight. There are 5 10 minute workouts on the DVD. I figure I will start out with doing one workout at a time and then maybe next week start doing 2, the following week 3, etc. etc. I will let you know how it goes as the weeks go by.




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 03/06/10 at 4:04 pm

I have lost 14 pounds I am very VERY happy. There had to be a good side to being ill lol.

I am determined to keep up the good work having piled on the pounds somewhat last year.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/07/10 at 5:35 pm


I have lost 14 pounds I am very VERY happy. There had to be a good side to being ill lol.

I am determined to keep up the good work having piled on the pounds somewhat last year.


You go girl!  :D

I gained 2 pounds, but then lost them again, and have lost three more.  I have kept up with my exercising, but have been eating like crap.  :-\\  But I bought a bunch of fish, brown rice and veggies this weekend, and hopefully I can stick with them.

Though I'm making a pot roast and mashed potatoes with the works tonight.  :-[  Ah, the battles we wage! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 03/08/10 at 2:51 pm

So true. I was saying to my friends here I am THRILLED to get back down to what used to be the biggest I have ever been!  :-\\

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 03/09/10 at 11:56 am

finally made a resolution to get back to Curves gym.  Went this morning to find the place is closing at the end of the month.  I have the option of transferring to another Curves in a nearby town or cancelling.  :-\\  I'm going to check out one of the other places before deciding.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/18/10 at 4:08 pm

To follow-up on my last post. Not only did I get that DVD that I posted, I also got this one:


http://www.hddvdworld.com/xcart/images/T/10%20Minute%20Solution%20Dance%20Off%20Fat%20Fast%20DVD.jpg


I find that I like this one better than the first one because she has more ballet moves in it (going back to my younger days and my ballet training). There is also one segment that is called "sculpting" which also uses a lot of ballet moves. Yesterday, I begun a two segment workout (had only been doing one). I started with the 10 minute "sculpting" followed by one of the other 10 minute dance workouts. Man, I was struggling to get through the second workout, today. Hopefully, it will get easier. And I am really hoping that I will start to see some results soon. I know it still may be a bit too soon to start seeing the results but I keep hoping.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/18/10 at 4:47 pm


To follow-up on my last post. Not only did I get that DVD that I posted, I also got this one:


http://www.hddvdworld.com/xcart/images/T/10%20Minute%20Solution%20Dance%20Off%20Fat%20Fast%20DVD.jpg


I find that I like this one better than the first one because she has more ballet moves in it (going back to my younger days and my ballet training). There is also one segment that is called "sculpting" which also uses a lot of ballet moves. Yesterday, I begun a two segment workout (had only been doing one). I started with the 10 minute "sculpting" followed by one of the other 10 minute dance workouts. Man, I was struggling to get through the second workout, today. Hopefully, it will get easier. And I am really hoping that I will start to see some results soon. I know it still may be a bit too soon to start seeing the results but I keep hoping.



Cat


Ballet is some of the most ass kicking dance around..  If you're doing any kind of ballet sculpting, you are sure to see (and feel ;D) results in no time.  That's great Cat!  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/18/10 at 5:07 pm


Ballet is some of the most ass kicking dance around..  If you're doing any kind of ballet sculpting, you are sure to see (and feel ;D) results in no time.  That's great Cat!   :D



What would really be better is taking a class. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of adult classes around here. I took one several years ago that I absolutely loved. It was just the perfect class for me-I wasn't the best in class, nor was I the worse. Just my level. (I have taken classes on both ends of the spectrum-where I was the best and where I was worse. The latter was a professional class. I felt totally out of place but I learned a lot.)

I know there are adult classes up in Burlington and I am very familiar with the teacher-my step-son.  ;D  But, that is up in Burlington-an hour & a half drive from here.  :-\\  Of course I think I might be a bit intimidated taking a class from him because I am totally out of shape it is unbelievable.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 03/30/10 at 10:24 am

Today will hopefully be the day I (finally) get medical clearance for Lap Band surgery.  It has been a hellish five and a half months of waiting, appointments, waiting some more, classes, etc.

I have an appointment at 2:30 with the doctor who gives clearance for surgery.  I have completed every damned test and task he's tossed at me, some of which have been almost impossible to complete, but I did it.  If he doesn't give me the green light on this TODAY, I might have an awesome meltdown that may or may not result in me winding up in jail. :P

I'm sort of pessimistic about anything happening today, because the people that I talked to yesterday acted like they had never heard of me before, nor did they know what doctors I had seen.  I understand this is a popular program, but come on!  You have to call ME back and ask who I had seen?  Don't you have one of those things....what's it called....oh yeah, a COMPUTER that conveniently links to my whole case file?  Sheesh. ::)

Maybe I should have put this in the rant thread.

Anywho, wish me luck, say a prayer if you're religious, etc.  I'm nervous as hell that he'll tell me "no" or find another test for me to do, and more scared than I care to admit.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 03/30/10 at 11:13 am

Best wishes Jess

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 03/30/10 at 8:00 pm

I go in for surgery on April 16th.

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Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 03/30/10 at 9:01 pm

Yay! you got a date!

Best of luck with it all Jess

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 03/30/10 at 9:18 pm


Yay! you got a date!

Best of luck with it all Jess


Thanks!

I'm excited and nervous and a wee bit scared.  I have to start the two week liquid diet on Friday, then I go on the 12th to consult with the surgeon.  The liquid diet is going to take all of my willpower because they will NOT do the surgery unless you do this.  It has something to do with shrinking the fatty tissue around your liver.  So for two weeks, I'll subsist on a diet of low carb weight loss shakes, broth, tea with no sugar, water (with or without Crystal Light), and sugar free popsicles and Jello.  Yum. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/31/10 at 11:29 am

Good luck with the liquid diet & the surgery. Please keep us informed. You know that we are all rooting for you.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Gis on 03/31/10 at 2:55 pm

Onwards and upwards Jess! You can do it and it will be worth it.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/31/10 at 9:05 pm


I go in for surgery on April 16th.

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Congrats Jess!!!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 03/31/10 at 9:08 pm


Thanks!

I'm excited and nervous and a wee bit scared.  I have to start the two week liquid diet on Friday, then I go on the 12th to consult with the surgeon.  The liquid diet is going to take all of my willpower because they will NOT do the surgery unless you do this.  It has something to do with shrinking the fatty tissue around your liver.  So for two weeks, I'll subsist on a diet of low carb weight loss shakes, broth, tea with no sugar, water (with or without Crystal Light), and sugar free popsicles and Jello.  Yum. :D


mmmmmm water!    ;D    more power to you jess! I don't think I could do it!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/31/10 at 10:00 pm

Congrats on getting the final date and not just saying "screw it!" because of all the delays and setbacks you've experienced.

Good luck to you on your preparation, I had all liquid when I was in the hospital for just one week couple years ago.  I was so hungry for anything other then chicken broth at day 7, I was ready to blend the doctor's orders in the blender.  But then, you are a lot stronger then I am.

Best wishes for you.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 04/01/10 at 10:14 am

Thank you, everyone! :)

I tell you, it was quite an adventure last night trying to track down the right low carb weight loss shakes.  I STILL don't know if I bought the right ones (and I had to go to Walmart to find them....ugh), so I'm trying to get a hold of the dietitian to see.  I should probably just email her. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 04/01/10 at 10:27 am

Oh yeah, I also spent almost $60 on these shakes. :o  Good thing I did not have to buy all kinds of food whilst grocery shopping, since I can't eat any of it. ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/01/10 at 4:48 pm


Thank you, everyone! :)

I tell you, it was quite an adventure last night trying to track down the right low carb weight loss shakes.  I STILL don't know if I bought the right ones (and I had to go to Walmart to find them....ugh), so I'm trying to get a hold of the dietitian to see.  I should probably just email her. :D


do me a favor.... lemme know which ones they are when you figure it out...  and what's the difference between all the different ones on the market?

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 04/02/10 at 10:38 am


do me a favor.... lemme know which ones they are when you figure it out...  and what's the difference between all the different ones on the market?


Snoz, it depends on what you want.  The ones I bought (which are the right ones, BTW) are high protein, low carbohydrate shakes because the Lap Band program focuses on eating a lot of protein.  These can usually be found near all the body building supplements and such, because of its protein factor (protein eats fat).  So the Lap Banders are supposed to drink EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control (I'm drinking these, and I do NOT recommend them.....blah 8-P), Muscle Milk Light shakes, protein powder mixed with skim milk, and Atkins shakes (which are ridiculously expensive, but they have more flavors).  Slim Fast also had high protein shakes, but those are the ones that were pulled from the shelves a couple of months ago, due to contamination.

Now if you're just looking for a regular weight loss shake, all are pretty healthy.  I recommend Kirkland Signature's Weight Loss Shakes.  I was hoping to get away with drinking those for two weeks (also way cheaper), but they have too many carbohydrates.  Carbs aren't a bad thing, but the surgeon wants to make sure that the fat off the liver is significantly shrunk, and the sugars in carbohydrates wouldn't help that. :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/02/10 at 2:35 pm


Snoz, it depends on what you want.  The ones I bought (which are the right ones, BTW) are high protein, low carbohydrate shakes because the Lap Band program focuses on eating a lot of protein.  These can usually be found near all the body building supplements and such, because of its protein factor (protein eats fat).  So the Lap Banders are supposed to drink EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control (I'm drinking these, and I do NOT recommend them.....blah 8-P), Muscle Milk Light shakes, protein powder mixed with skim milk, and Atkins shakes (which are ridiculously expensive, but they have more flavors).  Slim Fast also had high protein shakes, but those are the ones that were pulled from the shelves a couple of months ago, due to contamination.

Now if you're just looking for a regular weight loss shake, all are pretty healthy.  I recommend Kirkland Signature's Weight Loss Shakes.  I was hoping to get away with drinking those for two weeks (also way cheaper), but they have too many carbohydrates.  Carbs aren't a bad thing, but the surgeon wants to make sure that the fat off the liver is significantly shrunk, and the sugars in carbohydrates wouldn't help that. :D


got it... thanks that was good information!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 04/07/10 at 7:04 pm

Most of you know what is going on via my Facebook, but I thought I'd update here for those of you that don't do FB.

I'm on day six of the liquid diet, and I did have an epic fail on Monday.  I ate Bagel Bites.  I know, I know....anywho, I felt so guilty after doing it, that I've been a model dieter ever since.  I've lost about 13 pounds so far, and it's really quite weird to see my stomach and ass deflate (not my ass! :().

I also noticed today that I have a lingering weird taste in my mouth, which I attributed (correctly) to my not being able to eat solids.  We had shredded cheese in the refrigerator, so  I pinched off a tiny bit to see if I was imagining it.  Nope.  The cheese tasted like ass.  I hope this isn't a permanent thing, because I love cheese.  But I digress....

I have eight more days on this diet.  I meet up with the surgeon on Monday to discuss everything, and I do plan on being honest and telling him about my cheat.  If that derails my surgery, then I really have no one to blame but myself.  However, because I've continued to lose weight and I'm exercising by walking more, I think (I HOPE) I will be okay.  Did I also mention that I'm going at well below the 1000 calories prescribed?  I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but I am getting in my protein and taking my vitamins, and I feel like I'm eating a lot, but yesterday's total caloric intake was 470 calories.  That's probably not healthy at all, but there are times when I just don't feel like eating drinking anymore.

Oh yeah, my foot is also improving.  It feels so much better, even after I walked almost three miles yesterday.

So there's your update.  Questions?  Comments? :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 04/07/10 at 7:30 pm


Most of you know what is going on via my Facebook, but I thought I'd update here for those of you that don't do FB.

I'm on day six of the liquid diet, and I did have an epic fail on Monday.  I ate Bagel Bites.  I know, I know....anywho, I felt so guilty after doing it, that I've been a model dieter ever since.  I've lost about 13 pounds so far, and it's really quite weird to see my stomach and ass deflate (not my ass! :().

I also noticed today that I have a lingering weird taste in my mouth, which I attributed (correctly) to my not being able to eat solids.  We had shredded cheese in the refrigerator, so  I pinched off a tiny bit to see if I was imagining it.  Nope.  The cheese tasted like ass.  I hope this isn't a permanent thing, because I love cheese.  But I digress....

I have eight more days on this diet.  I meet up with the surgeon on Monday to discuss everything, and I do plan on being honest and telling him about my cheat.  If that derails my surgery, then I really have no one to blame but myself.  However, because I've continued to lose weight and I'm exercising by walking more, I think (I HOPE) I will be okay.  Did I also mention that I'm going at well below the 1000 calories prescribed?  I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but I am getting in my protein and taking my vitamins, and I feel like I'm eating a lot, but yesterday's total caloric intake was 470 calories.  That's probably not healthy at all, but there are times when I just don't feel like eating drinking anymore.

Oh yeah, my foot is also improving.  It feels so much better, even after I walked almost three miles yesterday.

So there's your update.  Questions?  Comments? :D


O0  Great Job!  I do not know how you are doing it, and I hope your surgery can proceed as planned! 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/07/10 at 8:33 pm


Most of you know what is going on via my Facebook, but I thought I'd update here for those of you that don't do FB.

I'm on day six of the liquid diet, and I did have an epic fail on Monday.  I ate Bagel Bites.  I know, I know....anywho, I felt so guilty after doing it, that I've been a model dieter ever since.  I've lost about 13 pounds so far, and it's really quite weird to see my stomach and ass deflate (not my ass! :().

I also noticed today that I have a lingering weird taste in my mouth, which I attributed (correctly) to my not being able to eat solids.  We had shredded cheese in the refrigerator, so  I pinched off a tiny bit to see if I was imagining it.  Nope.  The cheese tasted like ass.  I hope this isn't a permanent thing, because I love cheese.  But I digress....

I have eight more days on this diet.  I meet up with the surgeon on Monday to discuss everything, and I do plan on being honest and telling him about my cheat.  If that derails my surgery, then I really have no one to blame but myself.  However, because I've continued to lose weight and I'm exercising by walking more, I think (I HOPE) I will be okay.  Did I also mention that I'm going at well below the 1000 calories prescribed?  I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but I am getting in my protein and taking my vitamins, and I feel like I'm eating a lot, but yesterday's total caloric intake was 470 calories.  That's probably not healthy at all, but there are times when I just don't feel like eating drinking anymore.

Oh yeah, my foot is also improving.  It feels so much better, even after I walked almost three miles yesterday.

So there's your update.  Questions?  Comments? :D





cheese always tastes like ass  :P

for real tho Jess that's really awesome- I admire you because I know how difficult this is. I have no, absolutely no will power but you are motivating to be good again.... yesterday i went to the store and bought a lot of healthy foods!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/08/10 at 11:53 am


Most of you know what is going on via my Facebook, but I thought I'd update here for those of you that don't do FB.

I'm on day six of the liquid diet, and I did have an epic fail on Monday.  I ate Bagel Bites.  I know, I know....anywho, I felt so guilty after doing it, that I've been a model dieter ever since.  I've lost about 13 pounds so far, and it's really quite weird to see my stomach and ass deflate (not my ass! :().

I also noticed today that I have a lingering weird taste in my mouth, which I attributed (correctly) to my not being able to eat solids.  We had shredded cheese in the refrigerator, so  I pinched off a tiny bit to see if I was imagining it.  Nope.  The cheese tasted like ass.  I hope this isn't a permanent thing, because I love cheese.  But I digress....

I have eight more days on this diet.  I meet up with the surgeon on Monday to discuss everything, and I do plan on being honest and telling him about my cheat.  If that derails my surgery, then I really have no one to blame but myself.  However, because I've continued to lose weight and I'm exercising by walking more, I think (I HOPE) I will be okay.  Did I also mention that I'm going at well below the 1000 calories prescribed?  I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but I am getting in my protein and taking my vitamins, and I feel like I'm eating a lot, but yesterday's total caloric intake was 470 calories.  That's probably not healthy at all, but there are times when I just don't feel like eating drinking anymore.

Oh yeah, my foot is also improving.  It feels so much better, even after I walked almost three miles yesterday.

So there's your update.  Questions?  Comments? :D




Wow-good for you (and karma). I have been thinking about you and wondering how it is going. Thanks for the update. You have come this far, I'm sure you can make it.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/09/10 at 7:49 pm

When we were up north, my step-son made a comment about me coming up north to join one of his classes. I said that is a long way just for one class. He said that he is sure that his dad (Carlos) wouldn't mind driving me up. On the way home, Carlos said that if it is only once a week, it would be doable. Of course it depends on what time the class is. We are planning another trip up there within the week and I can talk to my step-son about the details. So, there is a possibility that I may be taking a ballet class AGAIN. Something I haven't done in DECADES!!! I am totally excited about it.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/09/10 at 7:52 pm


When we were up north, my step-son made a comment about me coming up north to join one of his classes. I said that is a long way just for one class. He said that he is sure that his dad (Carlos) wouldn't mind driving me up. On the way home, Carlos said that if it is only once a week, it would be doable. Of course it depends on what time the class is. We are planning another trip up there within the week and I can talk to my step-son about the details. So, there is a possibility that I may be taking a ballet class AGAIN. Something I haven't done in DECADES!!! I am totally excited about it.



Cat


That's great!!! I hope it works out for you!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/12/10 at 1:25 pm

I am so frustrated & discouraged. I have been using this 10 Minute Solution for over a month now. Granted, I only did one 10 minute segment for about 2 weeks and then went to two segments. I started the 3rd segment last week. That is now 30 minutes a day-3 days on, 1 day off. I have been eating what I think is right:

Breakfast: Oatmeal with maple syrup.
Snack: Granola bar (90 calories), carrots or celery sticks.
Lunch: Microwavable lunch (under 350 calories)
Snack: carrots or celery sticks.
Dinner: normal dinner.
Dessert: Jello
Snack: Yogurt (90 calories).

I know it takes time for things to kick in but how long? I have been eating like this for weeks now and doing the exercises. I have not dropped ONE pound!!!!  >:( >:( >:( :\'( :\'( :\'(

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??!!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/12/10 at 2:15 pm

it probably has something to do with the intensity of your workouts  :-\\  
um- I don't remember is the 10 minutes cardio? or stretching? I say throw in weights or something on your off days- step it up to 5 days a week.....


and maybe try flopping your menu....eat a bigger breakfast and a smaller dinner...



see I know what to do I just lost my motivation to do it myself...   ;)

and then there's this study that just came out

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Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/12/10 at 2:35 pm


it probably has something to do with the intensity of your workouts  :-\\  
um- I don't remember is the 10 minutes cardio? or stretching? I say throw in weights or something on your off days- step it up to 5 days a week.....


and maybe try flopping your menu....eat a bigger breakfast and a smaller dinner...



see I know what to do I just lost my motivation to do it myself...   ;)

and then there's this study that just came out

http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourhealth/healthyliving/articles/women_should_exercise_an_hour_a_day_to_maintain_weight_study_says.html?CMP=KNC-360I-GOOGLE-BULL&HBX_OU=50&HBX_PK=women_exercise&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=women%2Bexercise&utm_campaign=G-Your%2BHealth%2B-%2BArticles



The exercise is cardo. The first 10 minutes they call it "body sculpt" which had a lot of ballet moves. It is not quite as cardo as the others-but I do sweat. At this point, I really can't up the volume so to speak. I barely make it through the 30 minutes as it is. I would need to do it a for at least another week or two before I even THINK about adding another segment to it. I have been thinking about adding my Abs of Steel workout to it. I had hoped that the 3 on-1 off would help me to keep on this routine. When I was doing the Abs of Steel, I did it everyday and didn't see anything there either and gave up.

I am trying so hard and I just don't think it is working.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/12/10 at 2:38 pm



The exercise is cardo. The first 10 minutes they call it "body sculpt" which had a lot of ballet moves. It is not quite as cardo as the others-but I do sweat. At this point, I really can't up the volume so to speak. I barely make it through the 30 minutes as it is. I would need to do it a for at least another week or two before I even THINK about adding another segment to it. I have been thinking about adding my Abs of Steel workout to it. I had hoped that the 3 on-1 off would help me to keep on this routine. When I was doing the Abs of Steel, I did it everyday and didn't see anything there either and gave up.

I am trying so hard and I just don't think it is working.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat


what about doing a morning and an evening work out then? 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/12/10 at 2:49 pm


what about doing a morning and an evening work out then? 



Hmmmm. That is something to think about. I am going to take a week off at the end of the month. My niece is going to be here and I don't like to exercise if anyone is around. At least Carlos usually gives me space when I work out. If he happens to come in while I am working out, I feel like he is laughing at me.

After she leaves, Carlos & I may try a new diet- http://www.thedietsolutionprogram.com/burnfat.aspx

I told him that I couldn't do this without him (since he cooks plus does most of the shopping). I did do a trial period for this program (cost $1). I downloaded all the info and we looked it over. It is doable but who knows if it will work or not. I did a lot of research and all the reviews I have seen were positive. There is a two-week jump start plan with this. But since we can't really try it out until AFTER my niece leave I will probably cancel out of the free trial.



Cat



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 04/12/10 at 9:04 pm

Don't think about the number your scale gives.  Do your clothes fit better?  Do you feel you have more energy? 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/12/10 at 9:39 pm


Don't think about the number your scale gives.  Do your clothes fit better?  Do you feel you have more energy? 




good point. One of the first thing I noticed was pants were no longer tight and my shirts fit better.
Unfortunatley I let myself slide but I'm confident I'll get it back. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Jessica on 04/16/10 at 8:26 pm

Greetings.  I'm currently staying in the South Loop at the fabulous Mercy Chicago Hospital.  Surgery was earlier, all went well, and now I'm frickin' DYING to go home.  I'm not in pain from the surgery, but the gas they used to expand my abdomen is really doing a number on me!  So I've been walking a lot, which helps alleviate it.

Oh yeah, I was all set to jump off that recovery room table. ;D

So yes, I am fine, but rather annoyed that I don't get anything to drink until tomorrow.  All I have are these horrid lemon flavored glycerin swabs for my mouth that don't really do anything.

Good day, everyone. :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 04/16/10 at 9:07 pm


Greetings.  I'm currently staying in the South Loop at the fabulous Mercy Chicago Hospital.  Surgery was earlier, all went well, and now I'm frickin' DYING to go home.  I'm not in pain from the surgery, but the gas they used to expand my abdomen is really doing a number on me!  So I've been walking a lot, which helps alleviate it.

Oh yeah, I was all set to jump off that recovery room table. ;D

So yes, I am fine, but rather annoyed that I don't get anything to drink until tomorrow.  All I have are these horrid lemon flavored glycerin swabs for my mouth that don't really do anything.

Good day, everyone. :)


glad to hear all went well Jess... .sorry about the discomfort and the lack of hydration...

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/17/10 at 12:12 pm


Greetings.  I'm currently staying in the South Loop at the fabulous Mercy Chicago Hospital.  Surgery was earlier, all went well, and now I'm frickin' DYING to go home.  I'm not in pain from the surgery, but the gas they used to expand my abdomen is really doing a number on me!  So I've been walking a lot, which helps alleviate it.

Oh yeah, I was all set to jump off that recovery room table. ;D

So yes, I am fine, but rather annoyed that I don't get anything to drink until tomorrow.  All I have are these horrid lemon flavored glycerin swabs for my mouth that don't really do anything.

Good day, everyone. :)


Glad all went well.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 04/17/10 at 4:21 pm

good to hear from you Jess.  Here's to a speedy recovery from the op and no problems afterwards

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/05/10 at 2:09 am




so the new chief is going to start letting us work out..... on duty.... we get an hour so I will be paid to work out...

I took a 30 minute walk on Friday night and I was hurting bad!  (bad back)  but I asked today and found out I can actually take out a dept. bicycle  (not a police bike but one the student security kids use) for my fitness break!!! yeah!!!  O0   

I'm gonna be hawt! Come Vegas in Sept. Baby!!!  ;)


So last week  walked three days... 1 mile two days in a row and then a half mile the third day cuz I was tired and stuff...
This week I walked Monday .75 miles. I would have done the last 1/4 lap but I had to get back into dispatch...
Today I didn't go to the track but I managed to get some walking in... maybe only 10 or 15 minutes but its better than nothing.
I've also been doing better about my eating... not great but better... no fast food in two weeks. I ate out two or three times but I did not fast food it...  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/05/10 at 11:58 am


So last week  walked three days... 1 mile two days in a row and then a half mile the third day cuz I was tired and stuff...
This week I walked Monday .75 miles. I would have done the last 1/4 lap but I had to get back into dispatch...
Today I didn't go to the track but I managed to get some walking in... maybe only 10 or 15 minutes but its better than nothing.
I've also been doing better about my eating... not great but better... no fast food in two weeks. I ate out two or three times but I did not fast food it...  :)



Have you tried that thing yet? We haven't-YET!!!


I'm sure some of you know that since we got back from PR, I have been exercising on a regular basis, watched what I ate, etc. etc. I didn't lose 1 damned pound!  >:( >:( >:( I stopped doing the exercises right before my niece came to visit and haven't gotten back into yet (I plan on it but I have other things that I am working on right now). I haven't really been watching what I have been eating but the strangest thing has happened. So far this week, I have dropped 2 1/2 pounds!  :o :o :o  I'm wondering if that is just a fluke and that weight is going to go back up again.


I'm having a daja vu. Back in the dark ages (when I was married to my first husband), we belonged to a fitness center. At his request, I went on one of their diets. I really didn't need it but if I didn't weight 10-15 lbs underweight, he said that I was fat-but that is another issue. (The funny thing is, I was about the weight that I want to get DOWN to now). Anyway, I was really good on this diet-didn't cheat. But man, was I miserable. And I don't think I dropped one pound. Everyone kept saying that I probably lost inches but didn't feel it. I just knew I was miserable. The thing was, when I finally got off of it, I ate everything in sight and couldn't get enough. I even ate a dozen donuts by myself at one sitting and STILL WANTED MORE!!!!  :o :o :o :o  A few years later, without trying, I just lost weight. The weight poured off of me. I guess diets don't work with me.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 05/05/10 at 12:03 pm



Have you tried that thing yet? We haven't-YET!!!


I'm sure some of you know that since we got back from PR, I have been exercising on a regular basis, watched what I ate, etc. etc. I didn't lose 1 damned pound!  >:( >:( >:( I stopped doing the exercises right before my niece came to visit and haven't gotten back into yet (I plan on it but I have other things that I am working on right now). I haven't really been watching what I have been eating but the strangest thing has happened. So far this week, I have dropped 2 1/2 pounds!  :o :o :o  I'm wondering if that is just a fluke and that weight is going to go back up again.


I'm having a daja vu. Back in the dark ages (when I was married to my first husband), we belonged to a fitness center. At his request, I went on one of their diets. I really didn't need it but if I didn't weight 10-15 lbs underweight, he said that I was fat-but that is another issue. (The funny thing is, I was about the weight that I want to get DOWN to now). Anyway, I was really good on this diet-didn't cheat. But man, was I miserable. And I don't think I dropped one pound. Everyone kept saying that I probably lost inches but didn't feel it. I just knew I was miserable. The thing was, when I finally got off of it, I ate everything in sight and couldn't get enough. I even ate a dozen donuts by myself at one sitting and STILL WANTED MORE!!!!  :o :o :o :o  A few years later, without trying, I just lost weight. The weight poured off of me. I guess diets don't work with me.



Cat


It sounds like for you its a mind thing....kinda like people wanting to get pregnant... if you try too hard you get no results when you give up and relax it just happens naturally  ;D

I looked at it but haven't tried it yet.... I was expecting a more extensive shopping list like: buy this this that and this; don't buy this this and that... but that portion of it wasn't that specific... I still have to read the other stuff...

I'm two books in (the two short ones  ;D ) 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/05/10 at 12:21 pm


It sounds like for you its a mind thing....kinda like people wanting to get pregnant... if you try too hard you get no results when you give up and relax it just happens naturally  ;D

I looked at it but haven't tried it yet.... I was expecting a more extensive shopping list like: buy this this that and this; don't buy this this and that... but that portion of it wasn't that specific... I still have to read the other stuff...

I'm two books in (the two short ones  ;D ) 



Looking at her meal plans, I am like, "Ooh, don't like that. Don't like that either." So, what we are going to do, in the meal plan book, there is a chart for how many calorie diet you want and each meal is broken down (2 protein, 1 carb, etc.) and we are going to buy stuff that is on the list for the proteins & the carbs and just mix & match. (Did I explain myself ok?) I printed out the lists of proteins & the list of carbs so when Charlie goes to the store, he knows to buy those. Like I said, we just haven't done that yet.


Cat

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Written By: snozberries on 05/05/10 at 4:48 pm



Looking at her meal plans, I am like, "Ooh, don't like that. Don't like that either." So, what we are going to do, in the meal plan book, there is a chart for how many calorie diet you want and each meal is broken down (2 protein, 1 carb, etc.) and we are going to buy stuff that is on the list for the proteins & the carbs and just mix & match. (Did I explain myself ok?) I printed out the lists of proteins & the list of carbs so when Charlie goes to the store, he knows to buy those. Like I said, we just haven't done that yet.


Cat


haven't gotten to that book yet! but your plan sounds great!

today I was at lunch and someone told me I should try Almond Butter and I thought- Hey! That's on the shopping list!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/11/10 at 5:23 pm

I think I've gained 8 pounds.  :(

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can lose the weight fast quick and safely?

Thanks!

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/14/10 at 1:33 pm

I started a new program today.

http://www.winsorslim.com/?gcid=S12579x082&keyword=mari%20winsor%20pilates_3


I often wonder if I am wasting my $$$ by doing all these things. This one guarantees to lose 10 inches in 2 weeks. I am skeptical and I'll believe that when I see it. But, I figured that it is exercise and it can't hurt. Oh, and I did measure certain parts of my body BEFORE-and I will measure them again in a week-and then again in 2.

One thing that I do like about it is the fact that not only does she have 3 VERY fit people doing the exercises (like most exercise videos do), but one of those people are doing the exercises how someone who is just a novice should be doing them. I have never seen that before. Usually, you have all 3 going at the same pace and you feel that EVERYONE should be able to do them-and why can't you.


I will let everyone know how it goes.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/10 at 2:25 pm


I started a new program today.

http://www.winsorslim.com/?gcid=S12579x082&keyword=mari%20winsor%20pilates_3


I often wonder if I am wasting my $$$ by doing all these things. This one guarantees to lose 10 inches in 2 weeks. I am skeptical and I'll believe that when I see it. But, I figured that it is exercise and it can't hurt. Oh, and I did measure certain parts of my body BEFORE-and I will measure them again in a week-and then again in 2.

One thing that I do like about it is the fact that not only does she have 3 VERY fit people doing the exercises (like most exercise videos do), but one of those people are doing the exercises how someone who is just a novice should be doing them. I have never seen that before. Usually, you have all 3 going at the same pace and you feel that EVERYONE should be able to do them-and why can't you.


I will let everyone know how it goes.



Cat


tae bo boot camp... there's this chick in there trying to keep up with billy blanks and at one point she looks at him like.. ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?  I love that woman!  ;D 


In Callenetics there was an older woman in the group and she always used her to show a modified approach to the exercises.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 06/14/10 at 2:55 pm

The Leslie Sansome Walk DVDs always have two or three people showing various modified versions of the activities.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/14/10 at 3:04 pm


tae bo boot camp... there's this chick in there trying to keep up with billy blanks and at one point she looks at him like.. ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?  I love that woman!  ;D 


In Callenetics there was an older woman in the group and she always used her to show a modified approach to the exercises.






The Leslie Sansome Walk DVDs always have two or three people showing various modified versions of the activities.



Ok, you both proved me wrong. I guess I should rephrase and say that all the DVD's that I have used...




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/10 at 3:05 pm




Ok, you both proved me wrong. I guess I should rephrase and say that all the DVD's that I have used...




Cat


;D  wasn't trying to prove you wrong... you couldn't possibly have seen every workout video ever made... that'd make you a crazy person!  :D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/14/10 at 3:09 pm


;D  wasn't trying to prove you wrong... you couldn't possibly have seen every workout video ever made... that'd make you a crazy person!  :D



Well, I am crazy but that is beside the point.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 06/14/10 at 6:20 pm



Well, I am crazy but that is beside the point.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat



yeah but you're a different kind of crazy!  ;)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: karen on 06/14/10 at 7:54 pm

Cat

someone bought me a copy of this book for my 40th birthday.  When I was reading it recently several of the things she talks about reminded me of comments you've made here, like dieting and exercising but not being able to lose weight, problem with being perimenopoausal etc.  It might be worth getting hold of a copy of the book and reading about some of the treatments she suggests.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/15/10 at 11:09 am


Cat

someone bought me a copy of this book for my 40th birthday.  When I was reading it recently several of the things she talks about reminded me of comments you've made here, like dieting and exercising but not being able to lose weight, problem with being perimenopoausal etc.  It might be worth getting hold of a copy of the book and reading about some of the treatments she suggests.


I KNOW it all has to do with hormones, like everything that is wrong with my life right now-including my high cholesterol. I think if I keep on trying to get some exercise (which in my book is good no matter what), as soon as my hormones settle down, I will start seeing results. I hope.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/12/10 at 12:13 pm

I have been doing that pilates workout for just about a month now. Ok, so I missed a few days but for the most part, I have been doing it regularly. I also have been watching what I eat. I can tell you EVERYTHING I eat and I believe that I have been eating under 1000 calories per day (give or take). I measured myself this morning and I have NOT lost ONE inch!  >:( >:( >:( >:(  I did lose 2 lbs back in May. Sometimes they do come back on but they do go away. I THOUGHT I lost another one but it seems like that was a fluke.


I am just so discouraged. It is like no matter what I do, I just can't seem to make any progress.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/12/10 at 6:41 pm


I have been doing that pilates workout for just about a month now. Ok, so I missed a few days but for the most part, I have been doing it regularly. I also have been watching what I eat. I can tell you EVERYTHING I eat and I believe that I have been eating under 1000 calories per day (give or take). I measured myself this morning and I have NOT lost ONE inch!  >:( >:( >:( >:(  I did lose 2 lbs back in May. Sometimes they do come back on but they do go away. I THOUGHT I lost another one but it seems like that was a fluke.


I am just so discouraged. It is like no matter what I do, I just can't seem to make any progress.  :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(




Cat



I think Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels would say you're not getting enough calories... I think its 1200 a day.... and apparently it's important to hit the right number because of metabolism or some crap like that.


Anyway I feel your pain! and I hope it turns around for you.....


on the bright side (for me) I got on a scale before coming to AZ cuz I've been avoiding it and- I weigh 13 - 18 lbs less than I thought I did... 

But that's still not that good... I gained back 30 of the 50 I lost....  :-\\


And of course- my mom who weighs more than a 100 lbs less than me gives me that look..... but of course the week was filled with white rice, steaks, shrimp scampi with the enriched pasta, pancakes, apple pie, ice cream, and the topper.....an all you can eat crab feast buffet at the casino.... thanks mom.  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/18/10 at 9:33 pm


so- before I left for AZ I weighed myself....first time in forever right-

when I came home I found I gained a pound.


I have since adapted my eating - mostly cuz of my freaky schedule and today I got on the scale and found I'd dropped three pounds....

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/19/10 at 12:10 pm


so- before I left for AZ I weighed myself....first time in forever right-

when I came home I found I gained a pound.


I have since adapted my eating - mostly cuz of my freaky schedule and today I got on the scale and found I'd dropped three pounds....





YAY!!!!!



Cat

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Written By: snozberries on 07/19/10 at 2:16 pm



YAY!!!!!



Cat


got on the scale today just to make sure it wasn't a fluke.... it wasn't!  :)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/19/10 at 2:32 pm


got on the scale today just to make sure it wasn't a fluke.... it wasn't!  :)



Double YAY!!!! Oh yeah, I know about those flukes. Had a few of them myself.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/19/10 at 2:37 pm



Double YAY!!!! Oh yeah, I know about those flukes. Had a few of them myself.



Cat


one day I put my scale down got on read what it said and thought...that can't be right... I moved it about three inches (maybe 6) got on again and it said I gained a pound...both times the scale was on level ground... I have linoleum in my bathroom and I always center my scale in a scale (it fits perfectly center without touching the lines)  anyway I put it in one spot then moved it one square up... 1lb dif  ::)

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/19/10 at 2:47 pm


one day I put my scale down got on read what it said and thought...that can't be right... I moved it about three inches (maybe 6) got on again and it said I gained a pound...both times the scale was on level ground... I have linoleum in my bathroom and I always center my scale in a scale (it fits perfectly center without touching the lines)  anyway I put it in one spot then moved it one square up... 1lb dif  ::)



I have one of THESE type scales:


http://scales.phantomscales.com/scale/healthweigh/doctor-scale.jpg


It was funny because I had decided that that is the type of scale I wanted. I was going to check on-line to see how much there were but never did get a chance because either THAT day (the day I decided) or the next day (definitely within the week after making my decision) we went yard saling and I find one for $5.  :o :o :o  Can't beat that with a stick!



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 07/19/10 at 2:54 pm



I have one of THESE type scales:


http://scales.phantomscales.com/scale/healthweigh/doctor-scale.jpg


It was funny because I had decided that that is the type of scale I wanted. I was going to check on-line to see how much there were but never did get a chance because either THAT day (the day I decided) or the next day (definitely within the week after making my decision) we went yard saling and I find one for $5.  :o :o :o  Can't beat that with a stick!



Cat



awesome deal....those are too accurate for me  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/10 at 4:29 pm

I went from 300 pounds to 295 in a week. But then I gained back 2 pounds by eating at Arby's.  ;D I just started my diet on August 5, so it's only been 3 days.

I hope I can encourage any of you and help make you feel hopeful and I hope you can all make me feel hopeful too!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/08/10 at 5:29 pm


I went from 300 pounds to 295 in a week. But then I gained back 2 pounds by eating at Arby's.  ;D I just started my diet on August 5, so it's only been 3 days.

I hope I can encourage any of you and help make you feel hopeful and I hope you can all make me feel hopeful too!





Way to start. Keep it up.


I lost another lb. That means it is a total of 4 lbs in 5 months.  :-\\  But the last lb was within the last week. At least I haven't gained back the ones that I lost.




Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/10 at 6:20 pm



Way to start. Keep it up.


I lost another lb. That means it is a total of 4 lbs in 5 months.  :-\\  But the last lb was within the last week. At least I haven't gained back the ones that I lost.




Cat

Weight loss is a game of patience and most people aren't patient.  ;D So we all need a little support or some form of expression to another soul.
I may have lost 5 pounds this week, but after about 4 weeks it starts to slow down I heard to about only 1 or 2 pounds a week.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/08/10 at 6:22 pm



Way to start. Keep it up.


I lost another lb. That means it is a total of 4 lbs in 5 months.  :-\\  But the last lb was within the last week. At least I haven't gained back the ones that I lost.




Cat

I'm a guy so I might be losing weight faster than you. I wish I could do something to speed it up for you.  :-[

Oh, and 1 karma for support.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/08/10 at 6:26 pm


I'm a guy so I might be losing weight faster than you. I wish I could do something to speed it up for you.  :-[

Oh, and 1 karma for support.



Right back at ya.



Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 80sfan on 08/09/10 at 12:52 pm

Here's my history so far:

August 5: 300 pounds
August 7: 295 pounds
August 8: 298 pounds (I ate too much that day because the day before I ate too little; I learned not to be so extreme!)
August 9: 297 pounds

I'm shooting for 2 pounds a week. Anything more is a bonus.  :o

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/24/10 at 3:00 pm


so my captain is back (as I mentioned in another thread sorry for the redundancy  ;) )

and apparently in back in June (at commencement) we talked about pushing each other to get healthy.
She is no where near my size but whatever..... anyway- she came back from reconstructive surgery yesterday and got me to walk 30 mins with her... that's all I had time for...

Today we walked for nearly an hour.... holy crap I hurt... but I think this is going to be good for me!

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/26/10 at 3:17 pm


well we were supposed to walk yesterday but didn't because the captain's meeting with the chief ran long so we said today for sure because it's friday for both of us.

today I come in just in time for the work out and as soon as I get here the dispatcher I'm supposed to work the rest of the shift with tells me he has a headache and is leaving.  so we don't get to walk today. next week I work alone on Monday and can't walk and am in training on TWT. I will be able to walk but not with the same intensity because I'll be walking alone and I'm pretty flaky when I'm by myself...

the thing that sux is that after only two days walking I'd dropped another 2 lbs....  I was hoping to keep it up... >:(

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/26/10 at 4:40 pm



I just had cake...... two pieces  :-[ 

but.... I also had a butt load of watermelon so hopefully they'll cancel each other out.... one way or another  ;)








Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: lorac61469 on 08/27/10 at 7:20 am

I've got to lose weight. This is the fattest I've ever been.  The older I get the harder it is to lose.  :\'(

I hope to start riding bikes with the family again now that it's getting a bit cooler and less humid. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 08/27/10 at 9:20 am

I went to see a weight loss specialist yesterday.  They take all of your measurements (except their BMI machine was broken so I have to go back in for them to do that) but they basically build a weight loss program around your personality and current lifestyle.  She also gave me Vitamin B shots and a prescription for Phentermine and Glucophage - stuff like that.  I'm pretty happy and excited about the whole process.  Really, it's just a basic common sense approach, but the big thing for me is that now I feel like I have someone to answer to, and for me, that's huge.  Left to my own devices, I am a total slacker, but if I know that I am going to go in and get weighed I will try harder.  Also, I have to keep a food diary and write down everything I eat and what I was doing and how I was feeling when I ate it.  And then she will try to think of healthy substitutions for some of my junk food cravings, and help me work on ways to deal with emotional eating. 

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/27/10 at 11:45 am

oh--that's okay, no need to comment-- I'm doing fine--- I don't encouragement and support  :-\\   I just post here for fun  :P





Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/27/10 at 11:46 am


I've got to lose weight. This is the fattest I've ever been.  The older I get the harder it is to lose.  :\'(

I hope to start riding bikes with the family again now that it's getting a bit cooler and less humid. 



I hear you about it getting harder with age....I think the most frustrating thing is losing 50lbs then getting sick, losing motivation/focus and gaining most of it back again.


Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 08/27/10 at 11:48 am


I went to see a weight loss specialist yesterday.  They take all of your measurements (except their BMI machine was broken so I have to go back in for them to do that) but they basically build a weight loss program around your personality and current lifestyle.  She also gave me Vitamin B shots and a prescription for Phentermine and Glucophage - stuff like that.  I'm pretty happy and excited about the whole process.  Really, it's just a basic common sense approach, but the big thing for me is that now I feel like I have someone to answer to, and for me, that's huge.  Left to my own devices, I am a total slacker, but if I know that I am going to go in and get weighed I will try harder.  Also, I have to keep a food diary and write down everything I eat and what I was doing and how I was feeling when I ate it.  And then she will try to think of healthy substitutions for some of my junk food cravings, and help me work on ways to deal with emotional eating. 



this probably another good reason not to meet up with me next month...we're bad for each other!  ;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 08/27/10 at 9:26 pm


oh--that's okay, no need to comment-- I'm doing fine--- I don't encouragement and support  :-\\   I just post here for fun  :P








Encouragement!

Support!














:-*

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Written By: snozberries on 08/27/10 at 10:42 pm


Encouragement!

Support!














:-*




;D

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/09/10 at 5:25 pm

Whoo hoo. The walking is paying off. I'm now down 5lbs!!!!

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/09/10 at 5:40 pm


Whoo hoo. The walking is paying off. I'm now down 5lbs!!!!



YAY!!!


I haven't done much exercising in a while so those 4 whole lbs are coming back.  :-\\  I am working on a new strategy. I'm going to create a CD with tunes and put it on and just move for about 45 minutes to an hour. I want more than just an hour worth of tunes so I am not listening to the same tunes day after day. I could use some advice as to what tunes. Here is what I have so far:


I'm So Excited-Pointer Sisters
Jump-Pointer Sisters
Living La Viva Loca-Ricky Martin
Cup of Life-Ricky Martin
Let the Music Play-Shannon
Smooth-Santana

If anyone can think of others, I would appreciate it. Mind you, I do prefer pop, rock, Broadway, &/or Latin genres. (NO rap, hip/hop, or country.) 



Thanks.


Cat

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: snozberries on 09/10/10 at 2:20 am



YAY!!!


I haven't done much exercising in a while so those 4 whole lbs are coming back.  :-\\  I am working on a new strategy. I'm going to create a CD with tunes and put it on and just move for about 45 minutes to an hour. I want more than just an hour worth of tunes so I am not listening to the same tunes day after day. I could use some advice as to what tunes. Here is what I have so far:


I'm So Excited-Pointer Sisters
Jump-Pointer Sisters
Living La Viva Loca-Ricky Martin
Cup of Life-Ricky Martin
Let the Music Play-Shannon
Smooth-Santana

If anyone can think of others, I would appreciate it. Mind you, I do prefer pop, rock, Broadway, &/or Latin genres. (NO rap, hip/hop, or country.)   



Thanks.





Cat



no rap? No Hip-hop?  well then I'm out of ideas  ;D


Although I say give Shaggy's Dance and Shout a chance... it's the Jackson's 5 dance and shout with hip hop and it keeps me moving even after I hit that point where I think I can't go anymore.. that song picks me right up again.

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: 2kidsami on 09/10/10 at 6:48 am



YAY!!!


I haven't done much exercising in a while so those 4 whole lbs are coming back.  :-\\  I am working on a new strategy. I'm going to create a CD with tunes and put it on and just move for about 45 minutes to an hour. I want more than just an hour worth of tunes so I am not listening to the same tunes day after day. I could use some advice as to what tunes. Here is what I have so far:


I'm So Excited-Pointer Sisters
Jump-Pointer Sisters
Living La Viva Loca-Ricky Martin
Cup of Life-Ricky Martin
Let the Music Play-Shannon
Smooth-Santana

If anyone can think of others, I would appreciate it. Mind you, I do prefer pop, rock, Broadway, &/or Latin genres. (NO rap, hip/hop, or country.)   



Thanks.


Cat
Lady Gaga tunes are very beatarific - Just Dance, Monster,  Bad Romance, Telephone, POKER FACE (the best to exercise to), Papparazzi

Subject: Re: The weight loss/getting healthy support thread!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/10/10 at 11:20 am



no rap? No Hip-hop?  well then I'm out of ideas  ;D


Although I say give Shaggy's Dance and Shout a chance... it's the Jackson's 5 dance and shout with hip hop and it keeps me moving even after I hit that point where I think I can't go anymore.. that song picks me right up again.



For you my friend, if you have a link, I will give a listen and take it into consideration.



Lady Gaga tunes are very beatarific - Just Dance, Monster,  Bad Romance, Telephone, POKER FACE (th