View Full Version : WISH check-In Week of 1-27

01-28-2002, 01:00 AM
Good Morning WISHers! How is everyone doing today!! WIth the wonderfully warm weather we have been having I have gotten some nice walks in. Of course I did nothing I should have all weekend but oh well. Anyway i gained 1 pound this week. My goal for this week is to try even harder to do better!! I did not drink my water this weekend and boy can I tell!!

Welcome to all teh new WISHers!!

Ok what does everyone do for excercise?? What is your favorite?? How do you work it into your day?? DO you excercise in the morning or at Night??

I have been walking some lately. Sometimes I go at night and sometimes I manage to work it into my work schedule during the day!! I do things like catch the trolly at a stopp farther away or walk where I am going for work instead of take the bus!! It is a great way to walk and not htink I am excercising!!

OUr Totals week 3 -33.5/+.8/=78.55 Gone for good!!!

I hope everyone has a great week and Happy WISHing

01-28-2002, 07:52 AM
I am down another 3 pounds!!. I was really worried, because the weekends never seem to go as well as during the week. Well, it hasn't caught up with me yet, so hopefully I can drown it out with alot of water before it gets me!!

-3/-9/93 to go......


01-28-2002, 08:00 AM
It's been a pretty good week. I seem to be stuck at 7 lbs, but I'm sticking with the program so I know it'll start moving again.

Not getting any exercise has been a problem. I'm going to be brave and try adding a little bit in here and there and hopefully I'll stay well. Wish me luck!

Congrats to all of you who lost and for those of us who didn't have a loss this week, let's look forward to next week! :)

01-28-2002, 09:03 AM
I lost 1 pound this week. I was not very good over the weekend. I really tend to snack on these winter weekends cooped up in the house.

I use my exercise bicycle about 3 or 4 times a week. In the evenings on Tuesday and Thursday, and during the day on Saturday and Sunday. I also love to walk - so I work that in whenever possible and when the weather is reasonable. The exercise bike is a very nice one that has a variety of programs with changes in the difficulty throughout the program. I have it set up so I can watch tv as I pedal - and if it is an engrossing show - the time just zips right along -before I know it 30 minutes are done and I am sweating like a pig!

01-28-2002, 09:31 AM
Hi WISHers. OK, I am STILL not drinking soda (this has been sooooo hard for me). And I have been trying to walk either on a treadmill or outdoors everyday.

Here is my dilemma, I don't own a scale. So the only way I can track how I'm doing is how I feel, and how my clothes fit. I feel like I could stand to lose 50+ pounds but I don't want to obsess about a 'number'. What would you suggestions be as to when I should get a scale so I can really keep track?


01-28-2002, 09:37 AM
I lost 1 lb. this week...not as good as I'd hoped but it's still better than nothing!

I have been struggling to get the exercise in. I had been doing my yoga in the a.m. but 4:30 comes so quickly. But I have been using the stairs at work (it's 5 floors between me and the rest of my group so I get a lot of stair time in during a day), park as far as possible from the door at work/grocery/school so I have to walk, and this weekend was able to get out with my DD for a nice long walk and some swinging at the playground. I'll figure this out yet!

Good luck to everyone this week.

01-28-2002, 09:47 AM
I really suggest that you start to weigh yourself and track it the same time every week. I have lost 9 pounds ---- and have 93 to go...... BUT had I not been weighing myself, I would not know that I have had a loss ---- I really do not feel any better yet. Had I not known that the 'number' is going down -- I think that I may have given up by now.

If you don't want to purchase a scales -- many doctors offices will allow their patients to stop in weekly and use their scales to weigh at no charge.

01-28-2002, 10:40 AM
I don't weigh in until Wednesday, but I was a bad little girl over the weekend! Anybody know how many points are in a HUGE slice of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake? :eek: It was absolutely delicious!! I know I'll regret it at my weigh-in..........

Jane E.
01-28-2002, 02:44 PM
As usual, I did well with my workouts and not my eating last week. I was on a chocolate chip cookie binge all week. The scales at Publix showed me at 141lbs. I'm starting today with my eating plan again. I'm going to eat strict all week and have more relaxed evening meals on the weekend with my favorite foods. For workouts, I'm walking, jogging, using an aerobic glider & bike riding. I also use weights and Pilates. I try to get in 5 days of workouts a week.

Debster, you may want to do what I do and use a scale at a grocery store. I weigh in 2X a week to make sure I'm on the right track.

01-28-2002, 05:18 PM
Hello everyone!!

Well at weigh-in at WW on Friday I was down 2 pounds!! That brings my total to 64.4.

I've been going to the Gym 4 days a week and started back at my step aerobic class 2 nights a week. So I'm getting my exercise in for sure! Now I just have to work on the water!

Last night we got Chinese food for supper and I didn't have enought points to cover. But oh well. I've decided once in awhile is o.k to go over as long as I get back on track the next morning which I am.

Good luck everyone!!!! Hang in there!:)

01-28-2002, 06:02 PM
Well, I stayed the same last week. But with all the unusual dinners I had to attend last week (i.e. meals and times I couldn't control) I wasn't expecting a huge drop.

So, Its a fresh week. Yahoo.
I was good over the weekend, which is a good start.
Congrats to all you guys on your loses last week.
Great job! Thanks for the continuing inspiration.

Amusement Park Junkie
01-28-2002, 06:44 PM
2 pounds this week. I got in a lot of walking last week, so I'd hoped for more, but it is still a loss. Oh well, "slow and steady wins the race". Just like in sports. You can't get too high or too low based on a single game (or weekly weigh-in). It's the overall season that we're concerned with.

Week 10: -2/-31/39 to go

01-28-2002, 08:10 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm down 2.5 pounds this week, which means I'm finally back on track after weeks of maintaining. I'm not complaining, though, because during those maintenance weeks I wasn't being a very good girl. :rolleyes:

My exercise lately has been chasing after my 3-year-old and trying to keep this family healthy. We're all in various stages of the dreaded cold right now.

Congrats to everyone for sticking with their programs! Have a great week!

01-28-2002, 11:18 PM
Congrats to all you losers! :) I just wanted to check in because I have been having a hard time for the past 2 days sticking with the program. I am going to try really hard tomorrow and the rest of the week. I need to add in some exercise for sure. I was down .8 last week, which I will gladly take. My totals are: -.8/-12.8/13.6 to go. Good luck everyone! :)

01-29-2002, 06:10 AM
Im starting to try and get serious about my eating desires,i would say habit but it is more of a desire with me,id rather eat than comment ,its easier to eat an oreo than get angry and make comments,if i need to celebrate i need to eat-so i have to rethink my emotional desires,cause i have a food for everyone,icecream when im blue ,does anyone know what i mean,its my emotional stability-SOOOOOOSAD

01-29-2002, 09:38 AM
Hi, everyone! I have lost 2 pounds and I am feeling very positive about it. Good work everyone for last week, keep up the good work.

As for excercise, I try to use a bike but it is hard to get into the routine and I am very much out of shape. As soon as it is nicer I would rather walk, but I don't like walking by myself in the dark. I do chase have two babies (6mo and 9mo) that I chase after so i suppose that it excercise in itself, but I do need to try to excercise more.

Have a great week.

01-29-2002, 09:43 AM
Congrats on the two pound loss!!!!!

You have peaked my curiosity --- how do you have TWO babies 3 months apart? Can I assume that you are baby sitting?:rolleyes:

Congrats again -- and good luck this week also!

01-29-2002, 09:52 AM
I do get alot of curious looks when I am out. One is my nephew and one is a friends daughter.

Harley Chick
01-29-2002, 01:32 PM
Hi everyone. It's been a while since I checked in. I gained a bunch of weight over the holidays, and wanted to get back to where I was before I posted again. I'm back on track, dancing 1 hour a day and riding my stationary bike 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Today I'm starting my diet again. I got all the junk food out of the house and am planning my menus for the week. I've lost a total of 14 pounds, with 10 more to go (maybe 15 more, I'll decide that later).

Congrats to all of the "losers". I hope to join you next week. :D
Good luck to everyone!!

01-29-2002, 05:34 PM
Hi, everyone -

I was in New Orleans for a convention on Monday, my usual weigh-in day! So I don't know what my loss for last week was. I was just so happy to only have a 1 lb gain this morning when I got back! With all the nice party/convention food I enjoyed, I expected it to be much worse!

Back to the program today! I'm up to 15 minutes every other day on my exercise machine. That is just about 1.8 miles. This may not sound like much, but when I started I could only go 5 minutes without feeling like I was going to die! I'm a real "hate to exercise" type - so I'm fairly pleased with myself. The only way I've found to get the exercise in is to allow myself some tv time while I'm exercising. That keeps my mind off doing something I still hate! I keep waiting for the point all my exercise happy friends tell me will come - where I feel so good when I exercise that I'm happy to do it!

Hope everyone has a great week!


01-29-2002, 10:28 PM
Tonight was weigh in and although I did not lose the whole amount I gained last week, which I was hoping to have, I did lose 75% of it. So hopefully next week will be much better and another great loss will be reported. I'm going to try as hard as I can but I'm having my surgery on Friday and I will not be doing alot of exercising for at least a week, maybe more. Might have to dust off the old bike again instead of going to CURVES, which I really like doing.

Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will be comfortable enough to put my countdown back up.

Welcome to all newbies and nice job everyone!!!!!!

01-30-2002, 11:17 AM
WOW! Let me join the loosers list here, in one week alone I have lost almost 4 lbs, the week before I lost another 4 , so the grand total in two weeks in 8 Lbs!! I'll take that. I'm sticking to it like you wouldn't believe, no soda for me, walk as much as I can ( kind of hard to do with kids and I won't do it at night because our roads are not lit ) and a bit of a workout in the mornings at home, also no snacks and the meals are healthy. Just that change in my lifestyle for now, I'm going to try to join a gym so I can workout more when the kids are in school which is three times a week.
Keep up the good work ladies, this is very rewarding at the end!

01-30-2002, 01:14 PM
Well, I finally had a good week - I lost 3 lbs this week which puts me at 17 lbs total. I also hit my 10% goal and got my keychain - yay!!!! I am hoping to do well this week also but have to face the reality that with my bday on Friday and the accompanying food-related activities I may not lose as much.

Congrats to all who had a good week and pixie dust to those who are hoping for a better week next week!!

:) :) :)

01-30-2002, 01:21 PM
Happy birthday a couple of days early Rhonda!

Well, despite having that delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake on Saturday, I got right back on track and somehow managed to lose 1.4 pounds this week! Only 10 pounds to goal!!!

Our WW leader made us a deal today: she's going to buy a WW cookbook for anyone who completes their journals for the next 12 weeks. And those cookbooks cost $12 each! I want one. I've always kept my journal anyway, but I didn't always total it or try to figure points on everything (like that cheesecake), so now I have my incentive!!

Congrats to all you other losers! And those of you who gained or stayed the same, you can do it!!

01-30-2002, 02:26 PM
Thanks Amy for the bday wish - quite kind of you :)

Our leader challenged us to do 12 weeks of our journals also but unfortunately did not make an offer to buy us the cookbook (which cost $13 at our meetings). I am pretty good about my journal as it is but a free cookbook would definitely have gotten me writing everything down!!!

Here's hoping everyone is a LOSER this week,

01-30-2002, 02:36 PM
I stayed the same this week - I haven't been a good girl so I'm happy with the "maintenance" from last week!!! Well done to all our "losers".

Simon, Wendy and I are off to see Mickey and Minnie next Wednesday. I plan to really get back on track after our little holiday. I feel that I have never recovered that initial enthusiasm and I really need to get it back!!

Have a great week everyone!

01-30-2002, 04:31 PM
Hi all you wonderful losers! I'm in a great mood. Last week I was up .2 pounds and feeling unmotivated. Today's weigh-in said a loss of 5 pounds for a total of 21 lost since 12/3/01. I was shocked.

Do you all know about www.dwlz.com ? I love her restaurant section. I also have been using her thermometer, but in a different way. She had hers set up for her final weight. I made one for my first goal which was 22 pounds. So 50% was 11 pounds. It made the "mercury" climb faster. I have a 3-ring binder where I keep everything I print out, hand-outs etc. If I ever get my act together, I'll put some sheet protectors in there and put the recipe card hand-outs.
Here's the thermometer link.

Today's theme was IRS.

I'm Responsible for my Self
I'm Responsible for my Success

Jane E.
01-31-2002, 11:02 PM
Still struggling with food intake. I ate great on Mon & Tues, but by Wednesday I had to have some of my kid's pizza. Tonight we were invited out for dinner. So I had a Superbowl cake. It seems like if I'm out of my house, I don't feel like I'm cheating. I weighed in at 139lbs. I've also started a new workout program using floor exercises. Its similiar to pilates. It totally wiped me out. Because of that, I didn't get in any cardio today.

02-01-2002, 08:45 AM
Mom-to-3 - I really love that IRS - I'm Responsible for mySelf and I'm Responsible for my Success. That can apply to all of life, not just weight-loss. This is going to be one of those sayings that gets posted where I can see it all the time, and hopefully my ds's will see it and take it to heart. Powerful words; thanks for sharing!

02-02-2002, 07:26 AM
I am REALLY motivated now!!! I lost 7.6 lbs. this week for a total of 9.2 for 2 weeks!! The only thing I have been lacking is the exercise, so I went and bought an exercise bike. Now if I can only figure out how to ride it and DIS at the same time;) ! We got the Journal challenge too. I have been really good about journaling, so I hope this will be an easy one for me.

02-02-2002, 11:20 AM
My husband talked me into journaling since I don't go to meetings but I have a very hard time doing. I do so much better when I do. I really need something to make me journall since I have been slacking on the progaram lately...ANy Ideas???

02-02-2002, 08:51 PM
Jiminy -- How about setting up a challenge/reward for yourself? Start with journalling at least 6 days/week. Have a 2 week reward (NOT FOOD :D ), then a 4 week.. etc. What would you enjoy? A new candle? A CD? A video? New walking shoes? A funky haircut? Jewelry?

Or how about this one? Buy fresh flowers at the grocery store ($4-$6) and cut the stems and change the water and do everything you supposed to do to keep them fresh. If you keep your journal for a week, you get a new bouquet.

I don't know if many people will read this -- maybe you should ask for reward/challenge ideas for all of us when you start next Monday's thread.