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lisah0711
03-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Welcome Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Participants!


WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME PART 2!
This will be our home for the challenge. Here you will find the QOTD (Question of the Day), the COW (Challenge of the Week), and a list of our participants as well as the results from the weigh ins and the COW.

Anytime that you want to review the detailed information about our challenge check the sticky at the top of this page or use this handy link:
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34666127&postcount=1

Our first weigh in is Friday. This is a 20 week challenge that ends May 21st!

IN AN EFFORT TO MATCH THE BIGGEST LOSER 9 SCHEDULE THE CHALLENGE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FIVE WEEKS TO MAY 21ST. LOTS OF TIME TO MAKE SOME MORE PROGRESS!

Thank you LuvBaloo for being our weightkeeper! Thank you donac for running the COW (Challenge of the Week)! Thank you to all of our coaches! And thank you to all our participants who make our challenge a great one! :love:Good luck to all and may we all be losers (until some of us switch to the maintainer team!)

Our new clippie is here! A big, BIG thank you to corinnak for designing our challenge clippie!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/lisah0711/BL9.jpg

LOOKING FOR THE WEEKLY RESULTS? CHECK OUT THESE HANDY LINKS!

Results Week 19
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36696374&postcount=1530

Goals Results Week 19
COMING SOON!

Results Week 18
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36616516&postcount=1352

Goals Results Week 18
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36616521&postcount=1353

Results Week 17
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36532033&postcount=1173

Goals Results Week 17
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36532039&postcount=1174

Results Week 16
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36437597&postcount=994

Goal Results Weeks 16
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36437607&postcount=995

Results Week 15
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36347075&postcount=830

Goal Results Weeks 15
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36347079&postcount=831



Results Week 14
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36248744&postcount=637

Results Week 13
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36147044&postcount=435

Goal Results Weeks 13
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36147045&postcount=436

Results Week 12
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36055702&postcount=223

Goal Results Weeks 12
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36147045&postcount=224

Results Weeks 10 and 11
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35959016&postcount=13

Goal Results Weeks 10 and 11
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35959024&postcount=14

Results Week 9
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35766400&postcount=3330

Goal Results Week 9
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35766408&postcount=3331

Results Week 8
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35671447&postcount=3127

Goal Results Week 8
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35671447&postcount=3128



Results Week 7
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35568233&postcount=2881

Goals Results Week 7
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35584854&postcount=2918


Statistics for the first 1/3 of our challenge
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35371518&postcount=2355


Results Week 6
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35449676&postcount=2552

Goals Results Week 6
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35449676&postcount=2553

Results Week 5
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35371518&postcount=2353

Goals Results Week 5
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35371518&postcount=2354

Results Week 4
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35277496&postcount=2042

Goals Results Week 4
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35277496&postcount=2043


Results Week 3
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35179569&postcount=1726

Goals Results Week 3
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35179569&postcount=1727


Results Week 2
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35081273&postcount=1382

Goals Results Week 2
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35081273&postcount=1383


Results Week 1
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34987561&postcount=1048

Goals Results Week 1
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34987625&postcount=1049

lisah0711
03-23-2010, 09:11 PM
LOSERS TEAM:
LuvBaloo
donac
lisah0711
pjlla
ShortyNBug
tigger813
Eeyores Butterfly
Cinderella Girl
MelanieC
TammyNC
Worfiedoodles
mikamah
sahbushka
disney_mommy
jennz
DisneyFam5
SabrinaMouse
iluvtig2
ziggystardust
mrsschlep
MickeyMagic
mandac
heatherlynn444
ucfsweetie82
TammyAlphabet (winner of BL8 challenge )
cclovesdis
Tasha+Scott
My2Pixies
Lucky'sMom
NancyIL
seashell724
DisFam95
Riverhill
NCRedding
jimmduck
rgrutland
Derby
pakaramom
LegoMom3
Craftydawn
Conway733
ohMom
JordansMommie
RutgersAlum
goldcupmom
lisaviolet
ktaggie
wezee
mullysisters
mstinson14
PRINCESSVIJA
talytam
anut4disney
dthogue
CinderellasSister
StitchIsOurHero
jbm02
krisleee
mousemom11
lmhall2000
mthompson22
tea pot
Cruisin
NC Tink
3TinksAndAnEeyore
disneylove69
maslex
lacrosse lady72
LittleSeacow
lecach
kimblebee
MickeySP
claudia
IWISHFORDISNEY
pamperedlori
PeterPan09
kimwim8
My3princes
tbachelor
lovedvc
Christine & family
TAKitty
beansf
Life is good
CharityLynn
leamom2princesses
Disney Yooper
BernardandMissBianca
JFrey4240
denise
creativeamanda
Hollie
stace208
auntlynne
pppiglet
lornak
carmiedog
MrIncrediDad
KerBear
Southerngirl71
HomeSchoolMama
baby1disney
chskover
bumbershoot
tmfranik
kimara
clomahony
DisneyMommy-O
DisneyDaddy-O
mic&min
CindyBeth
Mom2JPL
jenanderson
peace.love.mickey
3 disprincesses
Where'sPiglet?
kitchensinkguy
Grammie3
bouldertcr
Ronda93
drinkme
chrisula
happysmyly
MaryAZ
double
omama
ajb1969
MJonesMBA2000
Colleen27
PedroPete3
kidsrfun
50sjayne
Rose&Mike
ElizaK
MissKelly
TIGGERmetoo
Piglet18
aurora23
goofypete
jimaker69
jimmy
joy@disney
maizezoe
pmama
TiknerBean
LeaderofthePack
catinthehat35
ALittleBitofPixieDust
zacem'smom
CptJackSparrowGirl
debf
AlreadyexcitedGrammy
Poohlove
*seanaci*
shellynn24
soozay
memy26
MissRee
KermitRocks
pgumiela
ladytink75
Octoberbride03
hyerpraise
flipflopmom
flamestardust
carys
nicole786
heather.mohler

thru p 20 thread 2


Please forgive me if I spelled your name wrong or forgot to add you to the list -- just PM me and I will fix it!

MAINTAINERS TEAM:
PaulaSue
corinnak
50sjayne
PrincessBride6205

lisah0711
03-23-2010, 09:12 PM
Coaching schedule

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to coach during this challenge. Coaches act as hostess for our thread, post QOTD, reply to posts, and help keep our conversation moving. We couldn't have a challenge without you! :love:

1/1 - 1/7 lisah0711
1/8 - 1/14 tigger813
1/15 -1/21 Eeyores Butterfly
1/22 -1/28 Cinderella Girl
1/29 -2/4 pjlla
2/5 - 2/11 MelanieC
2/12 - 2/18 jenanderson
2/19 - 2/25 Worfiedoodles
2/26 - 3/4 mikamah
3/5 - 3/11 sahbushka
3/12 - 3/18 corinnak
3/19 - 3/25 ShortyNBug
3/26 - 4/1 PrincessBride6205
4/2 - 4/8 tigger813
4/9 - 4/15 my3princes
4/16 - 4/22 cclovesdis
4/23 - 4/29 50sjayne
4/30 - 5/6 jenanderson
5/7 -5/13 jennz
5/14 -5/21 pjlla

Wow! Thank you so much to all of you who have volunteered to coach, especially after adding the extra weeks. If you want to try coaching and your name isn't on this list, just let me know and we can do some sharing -- it's a lot of fun -- don't be shy!

LOOKING FOR THE QUESTION OF THE DAY? OR WANT TO CATCH UP ON QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED? CHECK OUT THIS HANDY LINK http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35031934&postcount=1 WE WILL ALSO USE THIS SPACE FOR SUGGESTED QUESTIONS AND FOR AN ARCHIVE OF QOTD TO HELP OUR COACHES AND PARTICIPANTS -- THANK YOU CORINNAK FOR MAINTAINING THIS THREAD!

lisah0711
03-23-2010, 09:13 PM
Looking for the COW? http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/lisah0711/ani-cow.gif Each week I will post links to the COW (Challenge of the Week) so they are easy to find and report. Thank you donac for being our COW keeper! :goodvibes

LAST COW OF THE CHALLENGE
COW WEEK 17 5/14/10-5/20/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36642801&postcount=1410

COW WEEK 16 5/7/10-5/13/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36559373&postcount=1245

COW WEEK 15 4/30/10-5/6/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36470636&postcount=1050

COW WEEK 14 4/23/10-4/29/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36373991&postcount=900


COW WEEK 13 4/16/10-4/22/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36278928&postcount=697

COW 4/9/10-4/15/10
Pampering Week -- check back daily for task
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36180522&postcount=491 DAY 1
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36195690&postcount=521 DAY 2
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36209201&postcount=545 DAY 3
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36218874&postcount=563 DAY 4
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36234035&postcount=595 DAY 5

COW WEEK 12 4/2/10-4/8/10
and results Weeks 10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36085229&postcount=300

COW WEEK 11 3/19/10-3/25/10
and results Weeks 9
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35886485&postcount=3593

COW WEEK 10 3/12/10-3/18/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35794379&postcount=3375

COW WEEK 9 3/5/10-3/11/10
and results Weeks 7 and 8
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35695192&postcount=3181

COW 2/25/10-3/4/10
Pampering Week -- check back daily for task
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35601122&postcount=2958 Day 1
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35616663&postcount=2996 Day 2
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35628260&postcount=3026 Day 3
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35641324&postcount=3053 Day 4
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35656243&postcount=3085 Day 5
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35687171&postcount=3163 Day 6

COW WEEK 8 2/19/10-2/25/10
and results Week 6
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35492822&postcount=2687

COW WEEK 7 2/12/10-2/18/10
and results Week 5
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35396534&postcount=2415

COW WEEK 6 2/5/10-2/12/10
and results Week 4
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35302411&postcount=2152

COW WEEK 5 1/29/10-2/4/10
and results Week 3
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35204925&postcount=1807

COW WEEK 4 1/22/10-1/28/10
and results Week 2
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35107106&postcount=1475

COW WEEK 3 1/15/10-1/21/10
and results Week1
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35009315&postcount=1120

COW WEEK 2 1/8/10-1/14/10

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34917251&postcount=697

COW WEEK 1 1/1/10-1/7/10

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=34821026&postcount=111

my3princes
03-23-2010, 09:17 PM
I'm just happy to have found us :rotfl2:

Eeyores Butterfly
03-23-2010, 09:29 PM
Wow, we needed a part two thread! That must be a first in our history.

QOTD 3/22: My stomach. I absolutely hate my stomach. It sucks being short and having a stomach because things that shoudl stop at my waist go to my hips which means the narrowest part of my shirts hit the biggest part of my body. Somedays I fantasize about just taking scissors and cutting the damn thing off so it's flat again. (Not that I would ever do that. But a girl can dream, right?)

QOTD 3/23: I think my legs have always been nice. I somehow have managed to maintain dancer's legs (well, at least below the knees).

lisah0711
03-23-2010, 09:55 PM
I'm just happy to have found us :rotfl2:

Yay! I'm glad you found us, too. :yay:

Wow, we needed a part two thread! That must be a first in our history.

I know! It is so exciting! :cool2:

We should all give ourselves a big pat on the back for sticking with this. We all totally :rockband:

lovedvc
03-23-2010, 10:00 PM
Wow! I'm glad I went on tonight and found all of you. I would have been lost.

QOTD: 1st.... I love my hair, it always does what I want. 2nd....I love my dimples.

MaryAz
03-23-2010, 10:06 PM
Yay, another thread. Good for us! I want to be more active here again. I have been maintaining but 4lb from my goal :sad2: Reading what others are doing will inspire and help me!

jenanderson
03-23-2010, 10:08 PM
Oh man...I meant to reply to a bunch of the posts tonight and now I can't quote them all. I will try to sum up some thoughts:

For people who are struggling with this challenge, each day is a new day. It is so great that we can all come here and support one another and find motivation to keep going. I have had so many ups and downs - it is here that I find a place to share the ups and find support when I am down. I hope that everyone who is struggling just stops and thinks this...WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!

For people who are stressed with what is happening in life...I hope that you can find support for that here too. :grouphug: I will say that today I felt so overwhelmed with all that is going on and decided to go out and run on my lunch break. It was such a good choice for me. The exercising made me feel like so much of the stress was released...if just for the time I was running. I hope that everyone can find something to help them get through the tough days.

I am so excited to see others who are looking forward to the Princess 2011! I will be running in that race and hope to be meeting up with other WISH runners. It will be great to have so many of us here who have come so far reach that huge goal all together!!!

I have also decided that I am going to begin to train for a 1/2 marathon this summer. I am considering a race on June 6th :scared1: but looking for others as well. It is totally scary to think that in January I could not even run for 60 seconds and now I am going to train for a 1/2 marathon but the reality is...I can do it.

It was a really good day for me today. I lost 3.7 pounds from my last week's WW weigh in and at my meeting today I met my 10% weight loss goal! :woohoo: It felt really good to have a good loss because I have worked hard this week. I am hoping it means Friday's weigh in here will go good as well.

Alright, I have gone on long enough! Hope everyone had a great day and is ready for a successful day tomorrow!

Jen

my3princes
03-23-2010, 10:21 PM
Confession time

I have been doing so well staying on track, but stress got the better of me today and I had a few things tha I wouldn't have otherwise. Tomorrow is a new day.

I am Program Director for a local lacrosse program. Yesterday and Today I had to get 6 teams up and running, registrations, roster, etc. etc. etc. On top of that we found out that we no longer qualify for state medicaid as a secondary insurance for our boys (remember the brain tumor:headache:) I have no idea what that will mean for healthcare costs in the future. MIL called and needs help moving THIS SATURDAY.

I have now created a database for the program so I won't have much to enter the next few days as more forms come in. The first practices went well and people are already commenting on how smoothly this is going opposed to previous years. There is nothing I can do about the insurance, it is what it is. I just hope the Obama makes things better for all of us. MIL will get DH, but only when he is NOT busy with things we already had planned.

I am planning to go back to work Fulltime in September so today just emphasized the need. I'm going to watch the dvr'd idol show from tonight and unwind and give myself a break.

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-23-2010, 11:23 PM
Yeah! Shiny new thread! This is the first time I've ever been on a forum/ thread (DIS or otherwise) that has maxed out. I really feel like I'm getting to know so many of you and it is so fun! I love the constant encouragement and support from everyone on this thread. You are truly a great bunch of people.

QOTD: So yesterday we talked about trouble spots, today I want you to tell me what you like best about your body. Why is this spot your favorite?

My legs are becoming my favorite again. This question was asked at the beginning of the challenge and I never answered, because, sadly, I didn't feel like I had a favorite. Now that I've lost almost 30% of what I eventually want to lose, I feel like the real me is starting to reimmerge from the "fat suit". It's shorts weather in the afternoons right now and I'm feeling a little giddy as I look at my legs which are getting shapely again.

On a side note, my shorts are all too big now!

LuvBaloo
03-24-2010, 12:53 AM
This time, I’m combining the Week 10 and Week 11 results. The top losers for each week will be listed separately down below.

Here we celebrate our progress and recognize our superstars.

Reminders:
-after 3 weeks of no reporting, you are dropped from the challenged – can re-start at any time, though :goodvibes
-if anybody knows they will miss weighing in, just PM and let me know and you’ll be marked excused :goodvibes


First some stats

MAINTAINERS:
Reporting in week 10 & 11: 2!
Congrats to Corinnak & 50sjayne for successfully maintaining! :cool1:
(staying within 2 lbs of their maintain weight is successfully maintaining!)

LOSERS:
Current Participants-------------WEEK 10=87; WEEK 11=85
not reporting in for 1 week------ WEEK 10=13; WEEK 11=11
not reporting in for 2 weeks------ WEEK 10=15; WEEK 11=9
not reporting in for 3 weeks------ WEEK 10=2; WEEK 11=13
Excused------------------------- WEEK 10=6; WEEK 11=3
weigh ins----------------------- WEEK 10=50; WEEK 11=48
gains---------------------------- WEEK 10=5; WEEK 11=15
maintains------------------------ WEEK 10=7; WEEK 11=7
losses-------------------------- WEEK 10=37; WEEK 11=26
first time or returning weigh-ins---------------0

Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Week 10/11!
total group loss =76 pounds for those 2 weeks!
Average percentage of weight lost week10=0.63% & week11=0.10 % :cool1:
Total group weight loss so far 1048 pounds!
We reached 1000! :cool1: How far will we go? :yay:

Retention Rate (compared to the 135 weighins for our start weigh-in on Jan 1st)
(48+2+3)/ 135 = 39% :goodvibes (this includes the Losers and Maintainer and Excused people!)

Before the weekly superstar list comes the disclaimer. I am human and I make mistakes. If you have any questions please contact me. For your reference this is the magic percentage of weight lost formula - weight loss for the week divided by weight for last week times 100, that gives us the percentage. Now let me test that with my numbers for week 1, click, click, click goes the calculator. Yes, that agrees with the percentage on the magic spreadsheet. (btw if its been more than 1 week between weigh-ins, then the % loss is divided by the number of weeks, to keep everybody on the same basis)

Now let's get to the good stuff. Who were our superstars of week 10& 11? This time I’ve done a simple TOP 10 LIST for each week! That criteria will change from week to week. Hey I'm in charge here and I get paid nothin' to do this so you better take what you can get!;);):rotfl: (and if there’s something you want to know, just ask me!)

The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Week 10 Superstars!!
#10- 1.24% - Rose&Mike
#9- 1.40% - maiziezoe
#8- 1.53% - MrsD
#7- 1.59% - pjlla
#6- 1.82% - donac
#5- 1.84% - Graciesmom77
#4- 2.00% - jbm02
#3- 2.27% - jenanderson
#2- 2.34% - kimara

and now

The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge
Week 10 Biggest Loser!!

#1- 2.83% - Worfiedoodles

The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Week 11 Superstars!!
#10- 0.90% - NC Tink
#9- 0.93% - lecach
#8- 1.05% - teapot
#7- 1.23% - NancyIL
#6- 1.26% - DisneyFam5
#5- 1.32% - Graciesmom77
#4- 1.53% - tigger813
#3- 1.61% - MrIncrediDad
#2- 1.65% - carmiedog

and now

The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge
Week 11 Biggest Loser!!

#1- 2.24% - flipflopmom

Quote from Dare2Dream: How is your week going? Are you OP (on program)? Are you exercising? Drinking that water? You know what to do to make the magic happen. Get on the wagon. We are all here to help you on the journey. We can do this one day at a time. One bite at a time.

Have a healthy day!

Congratulations Worfiedoodles AND flipflopmom !!!
What a great week you both had. Keep up the good work. We have a very special clippie reserved for our weekly Biggest Loser. You can both wear it with pride this week! :goodvibes:

This is our weekly reigning Biggest Loser clippie. We have the large version

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsmall1.jpg

or use this
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsmall1.jpg
followed by

or we have a medium version

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLmed.jpg

or use this
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLmed.jpg
followed by

and we have a small version

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsm.jpg

or use
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsm.jpg
followed by

Thanks to ohMom-Molli for these clippies. They were used for a previous BL but we can recycle. Don't they look great!

LuvBaloo
03-24-2010, 12:55 AM
For the individual Goal Post, I've opted to just post where we are at for the end of Week 11.

NOW FOR THOSE OF US WHO SET A GOAL FOR THE CHALLENGE!

How this works: you set your goal for what to lose in the challenge. Then I calculate your weight loss in the challenge divided by your goal to get a % to goal.
Anybody can change their goal at anytime (or add a goal) – all you have to do is send me a PM.
Since the goals are an individual thing, the list is just in alphabetical order to make it easier for everybody to find their own name. If there are any questions or suggestions please let me know. This is something new for BL9 :goodvibes

We have done 11 out of 19 weeks, so the challenge is 58% complete.
3TinksAndAnEeyore 100.0
bouldertcr 82.5
chskover 18.3
debf 34.3
DisCanCan 34.1
DisneyFam5 77.0
Double 38.5
happysmyly 62.7
heatherlynn444 26.7
IWISHFORDISNEY 81.7
jbm02 46.7
jenanderson 90.0
JFrey4240 72.5
jimmaher69 35.2
kimara 74.3
Kitchensinkguy 72.7
leamom2princesses 56.0
LegoMom3 46.4
lisah0711 75.0
LittleSeacow 29.5
lovedvc 40.0
LuvBaloo 25.5
maiziezoe 86.9
mandac 10.7
MaryAz 66.7
MickeyMagic 28.0
mikamah 10.0
MrIncrediDad 53.4
my3princes 8.3
NancyIL 50.0
NC Tink 55.5
redwalker 4.0
Rose&Mike 72.0
sahbushka 45.7
shellynn24 19.4
talytam 32.5
Tasha+Scott 62.4
tigger813 67.0
wezee 50.0
Worfiedoodles 74.0

donac
03-24-2010, 04:23 AM
Just wanted to stop in and say hello before I run to get dressed for school.

Congrats to all the new losers.

Got to go. I have to order some flowers since it is mil's birthday today and I forgot to do it yesterday.

Have a good day everyone. Nice to have to go to another thread.

flipflopmom
03-24-2010, 05:20 AM
:cool1: Just what I needed! So excited to see my name in lights! :banana:

The wii tried to give me a boost this morning, too. Unbeknownst to me, there was something under it. I stepped on, and it said I had lost 34 pounds since my last weigh in. Yesterday. :lmao: Moved the board around, tried again, and tada! I still lost .7 of a pound yesterday. So now I only have 2 lbs. of TOM to get off before Friday. ;) It tried to get me to change my goals, said I was a normal weight.... :rotfl:

Can someone tell me when the new ending date is? I have officially decided I need to set a goal by then, pm it, and go for it. Oral surgery and all.

Thanks for all the encouragement. Made it through the night w/o painkillers. Yesterday was really rough, but I made it! My consultation w/ the surgeon is on Good Friday, so hopefully I can get the ball rolling soon. I have a much better outlook today. TOM came, so that was some stress gone, too.

My legs were really stiff and sore yesterday. I really think they missed their run! First time I've gone 2 days without exercise in a month and a half, first every other day run I've missed since Feb. 8. I am going to try to at least walk this afternoon, depending on how my mouth feels.

Off to work, but had to send :hug: back. Thanks everyone. :grouphug:

jennz
03-24-2010, 06:39 AM
Oh man...I meant to reply to a bunch of the posts tonight and now I can't quote them all. I will try to sum up some thoughts:

For people who are struggling with this challenge, each day is a new day. It is so great that we can all come here and support one another and find motivation to keep going. I have had so many ups and downs - it is here that I find a place to share the ups and find support when I am down. I hope that everyone who is struggling just stops and thinks this...WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!

For people who are stressed with what is happening in life...I hope that you can find support for that here too. :grouphug: I will say that today I felt so overwhelmed with all that is going on and decided to go out and run on my lunch break. It was such a good choice for me. The exercising made me feel like so much of the stress was released...if just for the time I was running. I hope that everyone can find something to help them get through the tough days.

I am so excited to see others who are looking forward to the Princess 2011! I will be running in that race and hope to be meeting up with other WISH runners. It will be great to have so many of us here who have come so far reach that huge goal all together!!!

I have also decided that I am going to begin to train for a 1/2 marathon this summer. I am considering a race on June 6th :scared1: but looking for others as well. It is totally scary to think that in January I could not even run for 60 seconds and now I am going to train for a 1/2 marathon but the reality is...I can do it.

It was a really good day for me today. I lost 3.7 pounds from my last week's WW weigh in and at my meeting today I met my 10% weight loss goal! :woohoo: It felt really good to have a good loss because I have worked hard this week. I am hoping it means Friday's weigh in here will go good as well.

Alright, I have gone on long enough! Hope everyone had a great day and is ready for a successful day tomorrow!

Jen

Wow congrats on 10%!!!! That's great! You have been doing awesome!:woohoo:

:cool1: Just what I needed! So excited to see my name in lights! :banana:

The wii tried to give me a boost this morning, too. Unbeknownst to me, there was something under it. I stepped on, and it said I had lost 34 pounds since my last weigh in. Yesterday. :lmao: Moved the board around, tried again, and tada! I still lost .7 of a pound yesterday. So now I only have 2 lbs. of TOM to get off before Friday. ;) It tried to get me to change my goals, said I was a normal weight.... :rotfl:

Can someone tell me when the new ending date is? I have officially decided I need to set a goal by then, pm it, and go for it. Oral surgery and all.

Thanks for all the encouragement. Made it through the night w/o painkillers. Yesterday was really rough, but I made it! My consultation w/ the surgeon is on Good Friday, so hopefully I can get the ball rolling soon. I have a much better outlook today. TOM came, so that was some stress gone, too.

My legs were really stiff and sore yesterday. I really think they missed their run! First time I've gone 2 days without exercise in a month and a half, first every other day run I've missed since Feb. 8. I am going to try to at least walk this afternoon, depending on how my mouth feels.

Off to work, but had to send :hug: back. Thanks everyone. :grouphug:

Congrats on being Biggest Loser!!:rotfl: Nice to see that with all the stress going on right now for you!:hug:

jenanderson
03-24-2010, 06:46 AM
Shannon - Nice to have you back and I hope you had a fabulous vacation! :thumbsup2

Worfiedoodles and flipflopmom - Congratulations on being our Biggest Loser winners for week 10 and 11! Enjoy the success! :banana:

Confession time

I have been doing so well staying on track, but stress got the better of me today and I had a few things that I wouldn't have otherwise. Tomorrow is a new day.

Sounds like a bit of stress...I am sorry for that. :hug: I am a stress eater too but am working hard to find new ways to deal stress in my life. I am really sorry about the health insurance issue - it is something that terrifies us because our DS has so many health problems. We have been lucky to this point but often feel like we are trapped in our jobs because changing jobs means changing insurance and we are fearful that new insurance would not cover him. :hug:

I am glad you were able to say that tomorrow is a new day! It is and that is a great thing because we all have a new chance for success!

On a side note, my shorts are all too big now!

That is great! :woohoo: I bet you are feeling so good about that!

Just wanted to stop in and say hello before I run to get dressed for school.

:wave2: Hello! Hope you have a great day at school!

:cool1: Just what I needed! So excited to see my name in lights! :banana:

Thanks for all the encouragement. Made it through the night w/o painkillers. Yesterday was really rough, but I made it! My consultation w/ the surgeon is on Good Friday, so hopefully I can get the ball rolling soon. I have a much better outlook today. TOM came, so that was some stress gone, too.

:yay: Sounds like you are feeling better! It is so great that you were the biggest loser for week 11! Way to go on your weight loss!!!!

I am glad to see that some of your stress is working itself out. Life is no fun when it is sending us a lot of challenges all at once.

Well, I am planning on trying something new today....I am going to try to bike to work. It is about 3 miles each way so I know that it is something I should be able to do. I need to do something besides run every day so I hope that biking will become a nice cross training activity for me.

Have a great day everyone!

jenanderson
03-24-2010, 06:48 AM
Wow congrats on 10%!!!! That's great! You have been doing awesome!:woohoo:

Thanks! It was a great feeling to work so hard and be rewarded with earning my 10% goal! :cool1:

tigger813
03-24-2010, 07:42 AM
Congrats to all the losers especially our biggest losers of the weeks!

Will be a gainer this week thanks to my overindulgence over the weekend! Didn't control myself yesterday either! Will do better today and get some workouts in. Water heater installation is keeping me home today so I will try to do some during and after the guy is here. Lots of water too! Making turkey enchiladas for supper. Getting some more Skinny Cows when I run to the grocery store this afternoon.

Catching up on BL from last night as I was out at a meeting. Also didn't sleep well again last night. DD2 wet the bed at 2:20 and I didn't get back to sleep until 3. Really hard getting up so I need to get motivated. I think I'll start with a 2 mile workout and work up from there.

Time to get moving and stop whining!

ShortyNBug
03-24-2010, 08:10 AM
OK, so I never got back yesterday and now I guess I won't be able to quote so I'll just start fresh today.

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

tigger813
03-24-2010, 08:14 AM
QOTD: I really think they go hand in hand. I have found that when I get stuck I need to increase my strength and my cardio. I do the elliptical and increase the tension. I also try and do 3 mile workouts with my hand weights!

mikamah
03-24-2010, 08:47 AM
Good morning everyone! How awesome our thread was getting closed because we are so active. I know since I've been doing the BL challenges it's the first time!!! We have such a great group of supportive people here.

A huge Congratulations to Flipflopmom and Worfiedoodles!! :cheer2: You both had some rough days this week, and I hope to see your names as the biggest loser helps. :cool1: I love both of your dis names too.

Thank you Shannon for all your hard work with the weightkeeping, and right after vacation. Love the pictures, and glad you had a fun time. Welcome home!!

qotd- I think whatever I will get out do is the most important. I know they are both important. I think cardio is more important when you are trying to lose weight, but as you near goal, and need to firm up, then strength becomes more important. I tend to do mostly cardio, at varying degrees.

Have a great day.:)

my3princes
03-24-2010, 08:56 AM
OK, so I never got back yesterday and now I guess I won't be able to quote so I'll just start fresh today.

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

I think that either would give me great benefits, now to just do exercise, any exercise :confused3 Where is the motivation fairy when you need her?

tigger813
03-24-2010, 08:57 AM
I think that either would give me great benefits, now to just do exercise, any exercise :confused3 Where is the motivation fairy when you need her?

I'm with you on needing the motivation fairy! I'm just really tired and can't get going! I really missed doing the elliptical during BL last night! Just finished watching it and really enjoyed all of it!

ShortyNBug
03-24-2010, 09:04 AM
First of all, congrats to all the losers. Looks like everyone is doing amazingly well in this challenge.


I have also decided that I am going to begin to train for a 1/2 marathon this summer. I am considering a race on June 6th :scared1: but looking for others as well. It is totally scary to think that in January I could not even run for 60 seconds and now I am going to train for a 1/2 marathon but the reality is...I can do it.

It was a really good day for me today. I lost 3.7 pounds from my last week's WW weigh in and at my meeting today I met my 10% weight loss goal! :woohoo: It felt really good to have a good loss because I have worked hard this week. I am hoping it means Friday's weigh in here will go good as well.

A 1/2...how scary to me but you are right, you can do it!

And what an awesome weight loss! Keep it up and I'm sure you'll do fine here Friday.



The wii tried to give me a boost this morning, too. Unbeknownst to me, there was something under it. I stepped on, and it said I had lost 34 pounds since my last weigh in. Yesterday. :lmao: Moved the board around, tried again, and tada! I still lost .7 of a pound yesterday. So now I only have 2 lbs. of TOM to get off before Friday. ;) It tried to get me to change my goals, said I was a normal weight.... :rotfl:

Can someone tell me when the new ending date is?

I think the end is May 14th if I read right.

When I first got my Wii Fit Plus I didn't put the leg extensions on and I was loving the weight it gave me. :rotfl: I was in a hurry to play and didn't dig everything out of the box but when I saw that I knew something wasn't right. As much as I would've love it.

As far as the QOTD: I mostly do cardio but need to find ways to incoporate some strength. I lift light weights and sometimes walk with hand weights but nothing major.

princessbride6205
03-24-2010, 09:25 AM
Congratulations Worfiedoodles AND flipflopmom !!!

QOTD Wed:
I think that cardio and strength are both important. For me, I've always relied more heavily on cardio. I tend to get bored during my strength training sessions. I'm big into cardio now because of my running, but I want to incorporate more and harder strength training to tone and get stronger (which will help with running and metabolism as well as my appearance).

pjlla
03-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Oh man...I meant to reply to a bunch of the posts tonight and now I can't quote them all. I will try to sum up some thoughts:

For people who are struggling with this challenge, each day is a new day. It is so great that we can all come here and support one another and find motivation to keep going. I have had so many ups and downs - it is here that I find a place to share the ups and find support when I am down. I hope that everyone who is struggling just stops and thinks this...WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!

For people who are stressed with what is happening in life...I hope that you can find support for that here too. :grouphug: I will say that today I felt so overwhelmed with all that is going on and decided to go out and run on my lunch break. It was such a good choice for me. The exercising made me feel like so much of the stress was released...if just for the time I was running. I hope that everyone can find something to help them get through the tough days.

I am so excited to see others who are looking forward to the Princess 2011! I will be running in that race and hope to be meeting up with other WISH runners. It will be great to have so many of us here who have come so far reach that huge goal all together!!!

I have also decided that I am going to begin to train for a 1/2 marathon this summer. I am considering a race on June 6th :scared1: but looking for others as well. It is totally scary to think that in January I could not even run for 60 seconds and now I am going to train for a 1/2 marathon but the reality is...I can do it.

It was a really good day for me today. I lost 3.7 pounds from my last week's WW weigh in and at my meeting today I met my 10% weight loss goal! :woohoo: It felt really good to have a good loss because I have worked hard this week. I am hoping it means Friday's weigh in here will go good as well.

Alright, I have gone on long enough! Hope everyone had a great day and is ready for a successful day tomorrow!

Jen

I am super impressed with your dedication to doing a half marathon this summer! The thought of it makes me cringe!! And congratulations on hitting your 10%.... do they still give out a keychain at WW when you achieve that? It should be a big shiny gold star because that is a big accomplishment! WTG!

Confession time

I have been doing so well staying on track, but stress got the better of me today and I had a few things tha I wouldn't have otherwise. Tomorrow is a new day.

I am Program Director for a local lacrosse program. Yesterday and Today I had to get 6 teams up and running, registrations, roster, etc. etc. etc. On top of that we found out that we no longer qualify for state medicaid as a secondary insurance for our boys (remember the brain tumor:headache:) I have no idea what that will mean for healthcare costs in the future. MIL called and needs help moving THIS SATURDAY.

I have now created a database for the program so I won't have much to enter the next few days as more forms come in. The first practices went well and people are already commenting on how smoothly this is going opposed to previous years. There is nothing I can do about the insurance, it is what it is. I just hope the Obama makes things better for all of us. MIL will get DH, but only when he is NOT busy with things we already had planned.

I am planning to go back to work Fulltime in September so today just emphasized the need. I'm going to watch the dvr'd idol show from tonight and unwind and give myself a break.

Sounds like lots of stress at your house lately. But like you said, TODAY IS A NEW DAY!! You can't change yesterday, but you can take control of today. I hope you enjoyed your unwinding time with AI.

OK, so I never got back yesterday and now I guess I won't be able to quote so I'll just start fresh today.

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

Definitely.... BOTH. A few years ago I would have said cardio... because that was what I did and that was ALL I did. I walked.... on the treadmill, the treadclimber, the elliptical.... uphill, downhill, flat, etc. I spent every exercise minute trying to "walk away the pounds". But after 6+ months of this, I decided it was time to incorporate some weight training, so I started using the nautilus at the Y fairly regularly (1-2 x per week) and using some light handweights at home (shoulder presses and bicep curls while walking on the treadmill). Then I bought a BL circuit training book and start doing a bit more weight training along with my cardio. I got a bit more serious about the strength training and regularly fit the Nautilus into my Y time.

Fast forward a year and I am taking two pretty intense circuit training classes per week, using ankle weights, weight belt, and hand weights while walking on the tm and while doing WATP videos, adding circuit training to my workout time at home, and running 5K two to three times per week. Two years ago I wouldn't have believed I would have the stamina or the motivation to do this. I amaze myself daily.

Anyhow... I think that for most normal healthy people, a combination is of both cardio and strength is most important for overall health and weight loss and maintenance.



Morning all! I hope every one finds their way to our new thread! If we had known it was coming we could have picked "moving buddies" like they did in Toy Story! SUPER HUGE thanks to Lisa for moving all of the important information to the new thread! You are a treasure!! :flower3:

I guess I don't have much to chat about this morning... very unlike me!! :rotfl2: Anyhow, I am off to update my WISH journal, since I didn't get over there much yesterday. I will say, it is keeping me motivated to eat eat super healthy, since I know that others can see every bite I am taking (and yes, I am being anally honest about recording EVERYTHING I am eating).

Congrats to Worfie and Flipflop on their wins!!! Maria, I hope that a new clippie will help keep you motivated this week!................P

tea pot
03-24-2010, 11:22 AM
Hi All
WOW Part 2..... ;)

Well this seems to be my M.O. popping in and out..
Thanks for always taking me back :cloud9:



For people who are struggling with this challenge, each day is a new day. It is so great that we can all come here and support one another and find motivation to keep going. I have had so many ups and downs - it is here that I find a place to share the ups and find support when I am down. I hope that everyone who is struggling just stops and thinks this...WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!

For people who are stressed with what is happening in life...I hope that you can find support for that here too. :grouphug: I will say that today I felt so overwhelmed with all that is going on and decided to go out and run on my lunch break. It was such a good choice for me. The exercising made me feel like so much of the stress was released...if just for the time I was running. I hope that everyone can find something to help them get through the tough days.
Jen

Ah Jen Thanks so Much I needed that Today...

This is just an example of the beautiful spirit of the thread.. :littleangel:




On a side note, my shorts are all too big now!

Woo Hoo :woohoo: for the shorts

:cool1: Just what I needed! So excited to see my name in lights! :banana:
Oral surgery and all.
I am going to try to at least walk this afternoon, depending on how my mouth feels.
:

Congrats flipflopmom :cheer2: Love the Dis name.. and Take good care of yourself

I think that either would give me great benefits, now to just do exercise, any exercise :confused3 Where is the motivation fairy when you need her?

Oh Please when you find her send her to me!

which brings me to the QOTD
for me any form of exercise that I actually do is the best...
I'm sure asTigger and others have said that a combo of both is the best.
right now I'm more apt to get some cardio or yoga in.

Oh yes

"IN AN EFFORT TO MATCH THE BIGGEST LOSER 9 SCHEDULE THE CHALLENGE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOUR WEEKS TO MAY 14TH. LOTS OF TIME TO MAKE SOME MORE PROGRESS"!

This is The BEST News Thanks everyone!!!!!! :lovestruc

lisah0711
03-24-2010, 11:24 AM
Good morning all! I'm happy to see so many of you are finding your way over to our new shiny thread! :cool1:

A BIG congratulations to all of you who made on the list of superstars for weeks 10 and 11! Way to go! And a BIG BIG congratulations to our two biggest losers, flipflopmom and Worfiedoodles! :cool1: I am so happy for both of you because I know it was a rough week for you. :goodvibes Great job! Wear those clippies with pride.

Yay, another thread. Good for us! I want to be more active here again. I have been maintaining but 4lb from my goal :sad2: Reading what others are doing will inspire and help me!

Maintaining is good -- maintaining and being 4 pounds from goal -- even better! :thumbsup2 You'll be on the maintainer team before the challenge is through I bet.

I am so excited to see others who are looking forward to the Princess 2011! I will be running in that race and hope to be meeting up with other WISH runners. It will be great to have so many of us here who have come so far reach that huge goal all together.

Congratulations on reaching your 10%! :banana: I am so envious, I am 3 lbs away. It will be fun to do the Princess with some WISH folks. I think you really are a runner now so your new marathon training will fit right in with your next lifestyle.

Talk about a mild Minnesota winter -- who would think you could ride your bike to work this time of year? Good for you!

I have now created a database for the program so I won't have much to enter the next few days as more forms come in. The first practices went well and people are already commenting on how smoothly this is going opposed to previous years. There is nothing I can do about the insurance, it is what it is. I just hope the Obama makes things better for all of us. MIL will get DH, but only when he is NOT busy with things we already had planned.

Sorry for your busy times. :hug: Great job getting right back on track. Is there some sort of national lacrosse association that might have insurance? I have clients who have sometimes been able to find insurance through associations that way when we thought we would never find coverage. It's worth a try!

Yeah! Shiny new thread! This is the first time I've ever been on a forum/ thread (DIS or otherwise) that has maxed out. I really feel like I'm getting to know so many of you and it is so fun! I love the constant encouragement and support from everyone on this thread. You are truly a great bunch of people.

Didn't I see that you are at 100% of your goal for this challenge, too? Yay for you! :woohoo:

Can someone tell me when the new ending date is? I have officially decided I need to set a goal by then, pm it, and go for it. Oral surgery and all.

The new ending date for the challenge is May 14th.

There will be a "Between the BLs Summer Challenge" this year which will probably start right after this challenge ends. I haven't talked with LuvBaloo and donac about dates or anything yet. Info about the next challenge isn't usually posted until shortly before the end of the old challenge because it is good to get that momentum as a challenge winds up. I think we will have a lot of maintainers for our next challenge.

OK, so I never got back yesterday and now I guess I won't be able to quote so I'll just start fresh today.

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

Sorry, Lynsey, the thread closing thing did put a crimp in the quoting. :scared:

I think both kinds of exercise are important but for me right now cardio is more important for losing weight. I really do want to do strengthening to help this new running thing I am doing, too.

I think that either would give me great benefits, now to just do exercise, any exercise :confused3 Where is the motivation fairy when you need her?

I'm not the motivation fairy -- let me know if you find her -- but here is a little pixiedust: -- maybe that will help!

Morning all! I hope every one finds their way to our new thread! If we had known it was coming we could have picked "moving buddies" like they did in Toy Story! SUPER HUGE thanks to Lisa for moving all of the important information to the new thread! You are a treasure!! :flower3:

You're welcome! :goodvibes My apologies to all about the quick ending to the old thread -- it was surprise to me, too, I guess I didn't realize we were getting that close or that there wouldn't be more warning. I love the moving buddies idea, pjlla! We'll have to remember that next time! :rotfl:

Have a great day all!

tea pot
03-24-2010, 11:25 AM
:banana::banana: Congratulations Worfiedoodles :banana::banana:

lisah0711
03-24-2010, 11:33 AM
Oh Please when you find her send her to me!


Don't know where the motivation fairy is, tea pot, but I do have this special moose pixie dust for you, my fellow VWL groupie! pixiedust:

jenanderson
03-24-2010, 11:40 AM
I think that either would give me great benefits, now to just do exercise, any exercise :confused3 Where is the motivation fairy when you need her?

I'm with you on needing the motivation fairy! I'm just really tired and can't get going! I really missed doing the elliptical during BL last night! Just finished watching it and really enjoyed all of it!

Sounds like a bunch of us need the motivational fairy right now! :rotfl: For me, the sunny days are at least a bit more motivating then the cold gray days of winter. :sunny:

I tend to get bored during my strength training sessions. I'm big into cardio now because of my running, but I want to incorporate more and harder strength training to tone and get stronger (which will help with running and metabolism as well as my appearance).

This is my problem. Strength training bores me terribly. I know it will help with my running training but it is so hard to make myself do it!

I am super impressed with your dedication to doing a half marathon this summer! The thought of it makes me cringe!! And congratulations on hitting your 10%.... do they still give out a keychain at WW when you achieve that? It should be a big shiny gold star because that is a big accomplishment! WTG!

Fast forward a year and I am taking two pretty intense circuit training classes per week, using ankle weights, weight belt, and hand weights while walking on the tm and while doing WATP videos, adding circuit training to my workout time at home, and running 5K two to three times per week. Two years ago I wouldn't have believed I would have the stamina or the motivation to do this. I amaze myself daily.

Thanks! I did get the keychain yesterday at my WW meeting. I agree - I would love a big shiny gold star!

You are amazing! I think that everyone of us here who keeps on going is amazing!

jenanderson
03-24-2010, 11:55 AM
Will be a gainer this week thanks to my overindulgence over the weekend! Didn't control myself yesterday either! Will do better today and get some workouts in. Water heater installation is keeping me home today so I will try to do some during and after the guy is here. Lots of water too! Making turkey enchiladas for supper. Getting some more Skinny Cows when I run to the grocery store this afternoon.

Tracey - Forgot to tell you....drink TONS of water! I thought that I would be gaining this week because as of Sunday, I had a gain. I was so careful on Monday and Tuesday. I ate exactly as I should and exercised the exact amount I should for my running plan. Then, I drank at least 12 glasses of water each day and actually had a good loss by Tuesday. Drinking water is an amazing things when you are doing everything else right!

Congratulations on reaching your 10%! :banana: I am so envious, I am 3 lbs away. It will be fun to do the Princess with some WISH folks. I think you really are a runner now so your new marathon training will fit right in with your next lifestyle.

Talk about a mild Minnesota winter -- who would think you could ride your bike to work this time of year? Good for you!

Thanks Lisa! I would not have made my goal without everyone here! You are so close to making yours too! Both my good friend and I had to work hard together this week but it was great for both of us to earn our 10% in the same week.

Just have to say...in the end I did not ride my bike. I had everything set to ride to work, went out and got on my bike...and...a FLAT TIRE! :sad2: I have already been riding it a bunch this year and don't know when it happened. So, I made an appointment at the bike shop to get it in for repair tonight. They are also going to put on the mount for my Garmin running watch so that it can keep track of my biking too.

Hope everyone is having a great day!
Jen

tigger813
03-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Thanks for the advice jen! Just trying to get some energy back! I'm wiped out! Not sleeping well isn't helping things! Going to try and at least do some Wii tonight or a mile on the elliptical. Will also get back to my water! Have been pretty good today. I did drop a half pound from yesterday. Turkey enchiladas for supper so I will try to limit the amount I eat. The cold weather today isn't helping me much either. Guess this will be my bad week for the month!

Wanted to nap but couldn't get to sleep! Tylenol PM gets me to sleep but doesn't keep me there. Gotta go out this afternoon for DD2s dancing and DD1s theater class as well as back to the grocery store for Skinny Cows and Boston Market Meals. Discovered that they are made by Heinz who also makes the WW meals. Really good and only a little bit more in the calorie dept. In some cases tastier!

Tata for now!

donac
03-24-2010, 03:58 PM
Good morning everyone. I have been trying to watch what I eat and have pretty good so far this week but it has not been easy.

Dh and I are pretty stressed these days. We live in New Jersey and the new gov seems to think that the teachers are the cause for all the state's problems. I am just tired of the bashing of teachers.

On to a better topic. As of yesterday I have walked over 400 miles since Jan 1st:banana:

Congrats to Woofiedoodle and flipflopmom for winning the last couple of weeks. I was happy to see my name in the top 10 for the first week.

I have to tutor someone tonight and then I am going to get to bed early. The wind came up last night and it woke me up. It usually wakes dh up so it was funny that he never heard it last night.

Making meatloaf and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight.

Has anyone seen those Organic soups in the crazy containers? They have a roasted red pepper/tomato that I love. The other night I found a recipe for red pepper soup. It was supposed to be made in a crock pot but I didn't want to get out the crockpot so I made it on the stove top. I changed some of the recipe and it came out great. Very low in calories since the only fat I used was 1 tbsp of olive oil to sweat some veggies. I eat it without warming it up but it would also be good warm. It has been great to have for lunch the last couple of days. If anyone is interested I can write out the recipe. It would only take about an hour to make.

Been pretty busy at school. Friday was supposed to be our last day before vacation but we have to go in on Monday and Tuesday to make up for a couple of snow days. I have been copying lots of papers so that the AP kids could have something to over break if they are not coming in next week. It is going to be crazy. A third of the staff will not be in and many of the students will not be in. I think some of the kids from other classes will be coming in to my classes but I haven't been informed about it. We have 6 people out and only have 1 sub so far.

HAve a great evening everyone.

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-24-2010, 04:30 PM
Worfiedoodles and flipflopmom -- Congratulations to both of you on being the weekly biggest losers! What perfect timing for both of you. I'm glad your hard work showed up at such a "timely time".

Shannon -- Welcome back! You are amazing. I can't believe you got right back from vacation and figured out all of our weights.

QOTD: I find cardio to be the most important to me since it helps burn calories and increase my metabolism. However, I know having more muscle mass would help with my running and metabolism and thus calorie burning, so I know I should start doing it. I just hate going to the gym. I much prefer my evening runs all by myself.

maiziezoe
03-24-2010, 04:43 PM
It was a really good day for me today. I lost 3.7 pounds from my last week's WW weigh in and at my meeting today I met my 10% weight loss goal! :woohoo: It felt really good to have a good loss because I have worked hard this week. I am hoping it means Friday's weigh in here will go good as well.

Alright, I have gone on long enough! Hope everyone had a great day and is ready for a successful day tomorrow!

Jen

Congrats on 10%!! That's awesome!! :cool1:

:cool1: Just what I needed! So excited to see my name in lights! :banana:

The wii tried to give me a boost this morning, too. Unbeknownst to me, there was something under it. I stepped on, and it said I had lost 34 pounds since my last weigh in. Yesterday. :lmao: Moved the board around, tried again, and tada! I still lost .7 of a pound yesterday. So now I only have 2 lbs. of TOM to get off before Friday. ;) It tried to get me to change my goals, said I was a normal weight.... :rotfl:

Can someone tell me when the new ending date is? I have officially decided I need to set a goal by then, pm it, and go for it. Oral surgery and all.

Thanks for all the encouragement. Made it through the night w/o painkillers. Yesterday was really rough, but I made it! My consultation w/ the surgeon is on Good Friday, so hopefully I can get the ball rolling soon. I have a much better outlook today. TOM came, so that was some stress gone, too.

My legs were really stiff and sore yesterday. I really think they missed their run! First time I've gone 2 days without exercise in a month and a half, first every other day run I've missed since Feb. 8. I am going to try to at least walk this afternoon, depending on how my mouth feels.

Off to work, but had to send :hug: back. Thanks everyone. :grouphug:

My Wii did the same thing once when it was on top of a Polly Pocket. I was astonished at my weight loss... then my son said, "you better try that again, Ma." Grrrr. Darm Polly Pocket!


Good morning everyone. I have been trying to watch what I eat and have pretty good so far this week but it has not been easy.

Dh and I are pretty stressed these days. We live in New Jersey and the new gov seems to think that the teachers are the cause for all the state's problems. I am just tired of the bashing of teachers.

On to a better topic. As of yesterday I have walked over 400 miles since Jan 1st:banana:

Congrats to Woofiedoodle and flipflopmom for winning the last couple of weeks. I was happy to see my name in the top 10 for the first week.

I have to tutor someone tonight and then I am going to get to bed early. The wind came up last night and it woke me up. It usually wakes dh up so it was funny that he never heard it last night.

Making meatloaf and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight.

Has anyone seen those Organic soups in the crazy containers? They have a roasted red pepper/tomato that I love. The other night I found a recipe for red pepper soup. It was supposed to be made in a crock pot but I didn't want to get out the crockpot so I made it on the stove top. I changed some of the recipe and it came out great. Very low in calories since the only fat I used was 1 tbsp of olive oil to sweat some veggies. I eat it without warming it up but it would also be good warm. It has been great to have for lunch the last couple of days. If anyone is interested I can write out the recipe. It would only take about an hour to make.

Been pretty busy at school. Friday was supposed to be our last day before vacation but we have to go in on Monday and Tuesday to make up for a couple of snow days. I have been copying lots of papers so that the AP kids could have something to over break if they are not coming in next week. It is going to be crazy. A third of the staff will not be in and many of the students will not be in. I think some of the kids from other classes will be coming in to my classes but I haven't been informed about it. We have 6 people out and only have 1 sub so far.

HAve a great evening everyone.

Congrats on walking 400 miles! That's amazing!!

And sweet potatoes... YUM!

maiziezoe
03-24-2010, 04:49 PM
Hello, hello!

Nothing new here today. Walked 3.1 on the treadmill and did 5 miles on the bike. I am dropping one of my workouts (I usually workout in the morning and the afternoon). I'm burning too many calories and not eating enough.

Congrats to Worfiedoodles AND flipflopmom!! Way to go!!

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

Both... but I enjoy cardio more then I enjoy strength training.

Okay, I'm off to get the house ready for my step-daughter. She is coming for several days so I have to get her room ready and find foods she will eat. She is 10 and over-weight. She only eats overly processed foods and foods that are high in HFCS (High-fructose corn syrup). She is in for a surprise when she gets to my house! :)

Rose&Mike
03-24-2010, 06:22 PM
Congratulations to all the Losers!!!

Thanks! It was a great feeling to work so hard and be rewarded with earning my 10% goal! :cool1:
:yay: Congratulations!

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?
Last time I lost weight, I walked and walked and walked. It worked ok, but by the time I got to where I stopped--not really to goal, but I slowly stopped, anyhow by the end my hips were really hurting. This time I am doing the elliptical, the treadmill occasionally and group strength class. The class has a cardio component, in that we do multiple muscle groups at once, and high reps. Sometimes I have sweat running down my face. I think I would not stick with just using the weight machines, but I like the class. It's funny, but I weigh more than my lowest weight last time, but I feel fitter and I'm fitting into smaller clothes faster this time.

Thanks for the advice jen! Just trying to get some energy back! I'm wiped out! Not sleeping well isn't helping things! Going to try and at least do some Wii tonight or a mile on the elliptical. Will also get back to my water! Have been pretty good today. I did drop a half pound from yesterday. Turkey enchiladas for supper so I will try to limit the amount I eat. The cold weather today isn't helping me much either. Guess this will be my bad week for the month!

Wanted to nap but couldn't get to sleep! Tylenol PM gets me to sleep but doesn't keep me there. Gotta go out this afternoon for DD2s dancing and DD1s theater class as well as back to the grocery store for Skinny Cows and Boston Market Meals. Discovered that they are made by Heinz who also makes the WW meals. Really good and only a little bit more in the calorie dept. In some cases tastier!

Tata for now!
Hope you get your energy back!

Good morning everyone. I have been trying to watch what I eat and have pretty good so far this week but it has not been easy.

Dh and I are pretty stressed these days. We live in New Jersey and the new gov seems to think that the teachers are the cause for all the state's problems. I am just tired of the bashing of teachers.

On to a better topic. As of yesterday I have walked over 400 miles since Jan 1st:banana:

Congrats to Woofiedoodle and flipflopmom for winning the last couple of weeks. I was happy to see my name in the top 10 for the first week.

I have to tutor someone tonight and then I am going to get to bed early. The wind came up last night and it woke me up. It usually wakes dh up so it was funny that he never heard it last night.

Making meatloaf and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight.

Has anyone seen those Organic soups in the crazy containers? They have a roasted red pepper/tomato that I love. The other night I found a recipe for red pepper soup. It was supposed to be made in a crock pot but I didn't want to get out the crockpot so I made it on the stove top. I changed some of the recipe and it came out great. Very low in calories since the only fat I used was 1 tbsp of olive oil to sweat some veggies. I eat it without warming it up but it would also be good warm. It has been great to have for lunch the last couple of days. If anyone is interested I can write out the recipe. It would only take about an hour to make.

Been pretty busy at school. Friday was supposed to be our last day before vacation but we have to go in on Monday and Tuesday to make up for a couple of snow days. I have been copying lots of papers so that the AP kids could have something to over break if they are not coming in next week. It is going to be crazy. A third of the staff will not be in and many of the students will not be in. I think some of the kids from other classes will be coming in to my classes but I haven't been informed about it. We have 6 people out and only have 1 sub so far.

HAve a great evening everyone.
Wow, 400 miles, very impressive! I'm sorry things are so stressful right now.:hug:
The soup sounds good. What are the organic soups in the crazy containers? Do they have chicken stock or are they vegetarian?

I went to strength class tonight. I've been home for an hour and my arm muscles have finally stopped quivering. My legs were still sore from the class on Monday, so I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be ugly.

I second the keep drinking the water. My weight loss really slowed down last week, and I 've made a big effort this week to drink lots of water, and things are improving!

Hope everyone has a great evening!

LuvBaloo
03-24-2010, 06:24 PM
OK, so I never got back yesterday and now I guess I won't be able to quote so I'll just start fresh today.

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

I've decided not to look backwards and just jump back in with today's QOTD.
For me cardio is more important and I want to improve my lung capacity and stamina. I do use handweights/ankleweights about half the time to kick things up a notch, so I guess I think both are important, but cardio is just a little more important:goodvibes


On to a better topic. As of yesterday I have walked over 400 miles since Jan 1st:banana:


That's fantastic!
My oldest DD came home from school all excited that she has joined the new walking club at school and they are "walking to Disneyland". She's 8, she didn't actually know that she wasn't actually going to walk to Disneyland :lmao:


Okay, I'm off to get the house ready for my step-daughter. She is coming for several days so I have to get her room ready and find foods she will eat. She is 10 and over-weight. She only eats overly processed foods and foods that are high in HFCS (High-fructose corn syrup). She is in for a surprise when she gets to my house! :)

I'm amazed and how many people know kids that will only eat the processed food. I'm lucky my girls actually like fresh fruit and veggies. of course, that being said, I did feed them McDonald's last night:rolleyes1

NancyIL
03-24-2010, 06:34 PM
QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

I think they are equally important, but I haven't always given them equal emphasis. A few years ago I did a lot more strength training than cardio. I have a number of exercise DVDs, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10-pound dumbbells, and an exercise bike and a Nordic Track in the basement.

My cardio workouts used to last just 20 minutes, because that was the recommendation in Body For Life. Since I have been doing the WISH exercise challenges in February and March, and because I'd like to participate in a half-marathon some day, I have increased my cardio workouts. It has amazed me that I've been able to do 60-70 minutes on the Nordic Track at the kind of intensity Body for Life suggests.

For my strength training, I have been alternating workout DVDs. I like Core Fusion, 30 Day Shred (once in awhile, as the jumping around is hard on my old body!), I Want That Body (Tamilee Webb), and Mat Workout (Tracy Anderson). If I had to do my workouts at a gym or by taking a class - I would never exercise!

sskem96
03-24-2010, 06:46 PM
I need to join back up. I was doing so good there for awile, but I just lost focus over the winter and stopped coming here for support. I've been gaining and losing the same 4 pounds since Nov. and just not making any progress. I know there's still time to get a decent amount of pounds off before the end of the challenge, so I'm ready to jump back in!

I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up on egg beaters, fresh fruit, etc. so I have some healthy stuff on hand and won't be eating junk just because that's the only thing in the house. DD10 got her tonsils out last week, and I've been eating lots of ice cream right along with her! I've been doing Zumba since Jan, but eating enough extra calories to make up for it, so time to cut back and start working toward my goal weight again.

3/24 QOTD: I think cardio is more important as far as overall health, but strength training is an important component in increasing your endurance and appearance.

pjlla
03-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Good morning everyone. I have been trying to watch what I eat and have pretty good so far this week but it has not been easy.

Dh and I are pretty stressed these days. We live in New Jersey and the new gov seems to think that the teachers are the cause for all the state's problems. I am just tired of the bashing of teachers.

On to a better topic. As of yesterday I have walked over 400 miles since Jan 1st:banana:

Congrats to Woofiedoodle and flipflopmom for winning the last couple of weeks. I was happy to see my name in the top 10 for the first week.

I have to tutor someone tonight and then I am going to get to bed early. The wind came up last night and it woke me up. It usually wakes dh up so it was funny that he never heard it last night.

Making meatloaf and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight.

Has anyone seen those Organic soups in the crazy containers? They have a roasted red pepper/tomato that I love. The other night I found a recipe for red pepper soup. It was supposed to be made in a crock pot but I didn't want to get out the crockpot so I made it on the stove top. I changed some of the recipe and it came out great. Very low in calories since the only fat I used was 1 tbsp of olive oil to sweat some veggies. I eat it without warming it up but it would also be good warm. It has been great to have for lunch the last couple of days. If anyone is interested I can write out the recipe. It would only take about an hour to make.

Been pretty busy at school. Friday was supposed to be our last day before vacation but we have to go in on Monday and Tuesday to make up for a couple of snow days. I have been copying lots of papers so that the AP kids could have something to over break if they are not coming in next week. It is going to be crazy. A third of the staff will not be in and many of the students will not be in. I think some of the kids from other classes will be coming in to my classes but I haven't been informed about it. We have 6 people out and only have 1 sub so far.

HAve a great evening everyone.
Things have certainly been rough for you lately. I hope they improve SOON! And yes, I would LOVE that recipe!!

Hello, hello!

Nothing new here today. Walked 3.1 on the treadmill and did 5 miles on the bike. I am dropping one of my workouts (I usually workout in the morning and the afternoon). I'm burning too many calories and not eating enough.

Congrats to Worfiedoodles AND flipflopmom!! Way to go!!

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

Both... but I enjoy cardio more then I enjoy strength training.

Okay, I'm off to get the house ready for my step-daughter. She is coming for several days so I have to get her room ready and find foods she will eat. She is 10 and over-weight. She only eats overly processed foods and foods that are high in HFCS (High-fructose corn syrup). She is in for a surprise when she gets to my house! :)

Good luck feeding your Step-daughter. Take it from a mom who knows how hard it is! DS is super picky and has significant food allergies. Feeding him is difficult, bordering on impossible. And honestly, most of the time he would rather GO HUNGRY than eat something healthy that I put in front of him. Let me know what works for you!

I need to join back up. I was doing so good there for awile, but I just lost focus over the winter and stopped coming here for support. I've been gaining and losing the same 4 pounds since Nov. and just not making any progress. I know there's still time to get a decent amount of pounds off before the end of the challenge, so I'm ready to jump back in!

I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up on egg beaters, fresh fruit, etc. so I have some healthy stuff on hand and won't be eating junk just because that's the only thing in the house. DD10 got her tonsils out last week, and I've been eating lots of ice cream right along with her! I've been doing Zumba since Jan, but eating enough extra calories to make up for it, so time to cut back and start working toward my goal weight again.

3/24 QOTD: I think cardio is more important as far as overall health, but strength training is an important component in increasing your endurance and appearance.

Glad you found your way back to us here! Keep up the Zumba, cut down the calories, and you will be right back on the program with us!! Nice job stocking the fridge properly. That is a big first step back in the right direction.

Evening all! Just a little brag moment here...

DD (freshman) won the NHIAA Sportsmanship award for her high school swim team tonight!! I am SO proud of her... it shows that she isn't just a good swimmer (one of only three to make it to States) and a great student (also a scholar athlete award winner), but she is a GOOD PERSON!!! I gotta say, I must have done SOMETHING right somewhere along the way!!

Thanks for the moment to brag! Gotta go watch SURVIVOR!.....P

donac
03-24-2010, 07:35 PM
Hello, hello!

Nothing new here today. Walked 3.1 on the treadmill and did 5 miles on the bike. I am dropping one of my workouts (I usually workout in the morning and the afternoon). I'm burning too many calories and not eating enough.

Congrats to Worfiedoodles AND flipflopmom!! Way to go!!

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

Both... but I enjoy cardio more then I enjoy strength training.

Okay, I'm off to get the house ready for my step-daughter. She is coming for several days so I have to get her room ready and find foods she will eat. She is 10 and over-weight. She only eats overly processed foods and foods that are high in HFCS (High-fructose corn syrup). She is in for a surprise when she gets to my house! :)

I would love to see her face when she can't find something to eat. You have rules for your house and you need to keep to them. Good luck.

I've decided not to look backwards and just jump back in with today's QOTD.
For me cardio is more important and I want to improve my lung capacity and stamina. I do use handweights/ankleweights about half the time to kick things up a notch, so I guess I think both are important, but cardio is just a little more important:goodvibes



That's fantastic!
My oldest DD came home from school all excited that she has joined the new walking club at school and they are "walking to Disneyland". She's 8, she didn't actually know that she wasn't actually going to walk to Disneyland :lmao:



I'm amazed and how many people know kids that will only eat the processed food. I'm lucky my girls actually like fresh fruit and veggies. of course, that being said, I did feed them McDonald's last night:rolleyes1

welcome back. I love the idea of a walking club. That is a real nice idea to have them walk to some place they know. It is a shame that they really aren't going to Disneyland.

I need to join back up. I was doing so good there for awile, but I just lost focus over the winter and stopped coming here for support. I've been gaining and losing the same 4 pounds since Nov. and just not making any progress. I know there's still time to get a decent amount of pounds off before the end of the challenge, so I'm ready to jump back in!

I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up on egg beaters, fresh fruit, etc. so I have some healthy stuff on hand and won't be eating junk just because that's the only thing in the house. DD10 got her tonsils out last week, and I've been eating lots of ice cream right along with her! I've been doing Zumba since Jan, but eating enough extra calories to make up for it, so time to cut back and start working toward my goal weight again.

3/24 QOTD: I think cardio is more important as far as overall health, but strength training is an important component in increasing your endurance and appearance.

Welcome back. A lot of people have been lost and are coming back. The challenge is running until May 14th so there is still time to make a difference. Hope dd is feeling better since her operation.

HAve a great evening everyone.

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Ok I'm back in action!! I feel so bad joinning and then stoping over and over agian. I fall of the wagon to often and now I'm on it for good!! Why you ask I'm finally back? I have the biggest goal ever!! My mom said that I can go to Forks Washington if I lose enough weight!! That is where they have and are filming the Twilight Saga. I will also be allowed to have the green Bella Swan Dress from The Twilight Saga: New Moon!! I'm so excitied. I've gotten all the low calorie stuff and started walking again. I can't wait XD

tigger813
03-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Broke down and had a drink tonight! Hoping it might help me sleep tonight!
Drinking some water now and just relaxing! May be just the weather and recovering from the weekend!

Here's to next week being better. Going out to the Cheesecake Factory on Friday night with some friends. Going to try and be good for the last week of Lent.

Good night all! Gonna watch Tropic Thunder with DH or fall asleep!

Worfiedoodles
03-24-2010, 08:13 PM
Whew! I found you guys! And look what I found when I caught up!!! I can't believe that -- I've had such a hard time this past week, to find that the week before when I was doing everything right it really paid off was amazing! This is the first time I have ever made it to the top, and I can't tell you how much it means to me...Nothing could be more motivating! :woohoo:

Thanks so much to everyone for all the congratulations -- and I think the entire list of BL participants deserves a big hand of applause for hanging in there this long! :yay:

I did ok with my eating today -- I ended up having a burger and fries (which I never eat) for lunch with the boss. I had a 2 pt breakfast and a 6 pt dinner with no snacks, so I think it will be ok. I also did 5M on the TM when I got home after work. I am normally really bad about the after work workouts, but today I was determined!

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

Well, they are both necessary -- but I'm going to go with cardio, because I could strength train all day and I wouldn't lose like I do if I'm moving...that may just be me.

So glad I found the new, shiny thread! Now I have to get to bed so I can hopefully get up and move before work tomorrow! Thanks again to everyone who is supporting me -- today was super busy at work so I didn't get to post, but I'm hoping to have a little more time tomorrow...

Everyone have an awesome night, and a great big beautiful tomorrow! :cheer2:

Maria :upsidedow

Eeyores Butterfly
03-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Ugh. Had a hell of a day in the classroom. The student I've been concerned about totally blew his top. He would have thrown my easel/whiteboard across the room had I not stood on it. As it was, he did throw three or fair chairs and when I went to restrain him, he bit me. Thankfully he didn't break skin.

The rest of the class had been okay until that point. They did a pretty good job getting out of the room quickly, but it all just kind of went downhill from there.

I did go work out with trainer, and he completely kicked my ***. I told him it's nice having my *** kicked by somebody I'm pay to- as opposed to being kicked by somebody I'm being paid to teach. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I've been so tempted all week to be "sick", but I just can't do that to my kids.

LuvBaloo
03-24-2010, 11:11 PM
:welcome: BACK sskem96 and CptJackSparrowGirl :goodvibes

Sounds like a great trip in the planning, CptJack!

LuvBaloo
03-24-2010, 11:15 PM
Everyone have an awesome night, and a great big beautiful tomorrow! :cheer2:

Maria :upsidedow

great job getting on the TM :thumbsup2

I had to use google to remember what movie used "great big beautiful tomorrow" but I really shouldn't have remembered it.

Ugh. Had a hell of a day in the classroom. The student I've been concerned about totally blew his top. He would have thrown my easel/whiteboard across the room had I not stood on it. As it was, he did throw three or fair chairs and when I went to restrain him, he bit me. Thankfully he didn't break skin.

The rest of the class had been okay until that point. They did a pretty good job getting out of the room quickly, but it all just kind of went downhill from there.

I did go work out with trainer, and he completely kicked my ***. I told him it's nice having my *** kicked by somebody I'm pay to- as opposed to being kicked by somebody I'm being paid to teach. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I've been so tempted all week to be "sick", but I just can't do that to my kids.

:grouphug: hope tomorrow is a better day.

donac
03-25-2010, 04:22 AM
Good morning everyone Just a quick hello before I go get ready for school.

pjlla Congrats on your daughter's award. It is nice when the nice kids get awardds for just being who they are. You are right to proud

Eeyores Butterfly I hope today is better than the last couple of days. You work very hard. I have always admired the work you and many special ed people do. You go way beyond what is expected. You are truly a special person.

Welcome back to all those coming back. With us going until May 14th you still have plenty of time to make some good changes for yourself.

Have a great day everyone.

Rose&Mike
03-25-2010, 06:40 AM
Ugh. Had a hell of a day in the classroom. The student I've been concerned about totally blew his top. He would have thrown my easel/whiteboard across the room had I not stood on it. As it was, he did throw three or fair chairs and when I went to restrain him, he bit me. Thankfully he didn't break skin.

The rest of the class had been okay until that point. They did a pretty good job getting out of the room quickly, but it all just kind of went downhill from there.

I did go work out with trainer, and he completely kicked my ***. I told him it's nice having my *** kicked by somebody I'm pay to- as opposed to being kicked by somebody I'm being paid to teach. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I've been so tempted all week to be "sick", but I just can't do that to my kids.

I hope you have a much better day today.:goodvibes

Dh is coming home tonight! He's been in Florida all week. I really wanted to go, but couldn't miss work. We're watching the UK/Cornell game tonight, well at least I am. Hopefully he won't get stuck in Atlanta because of the weather. I have been really good on the eating this week. I might need to think of something good to snack on during the game.

Hope everyone has a good day! Go Cats!

ShortyNBug
03-25-2010, 07:37 AM
Ok I'm back in action!! I feel so bad joinning and then stoping over and over agian. I fall of the wagon to often and now I'm on it for good!! Why you ask I'm finally back? I have the biggest goal ever!! My mom said that I can go to Forks Washington if I lose enough weight!! That is where they have and are filming the Twilight Saga. I will also be allowed to have the green Bella Swan Dress from The Twilight Saga: New Moon!! I'm so excitied. I've gotten all the low calorie stuff and started walking again. I can't wait XD

That would be exciting. I'm a Twilight fan myself! Good luck and welcome back.

Ugh. Had a hell of a day in the classroom. The student I've been concerned about totally blew his top. He would have thrown my easel/whiteboard across the room had I not stood on it. As it was, he did throw three or fair chairs and when I went to restrain him, he bit me. Thankfully he didn't break skin.

The rest of the class had been okay until that point. They did a pretty good job getting out of the room quickly, but it all just kind of went downhill from there.

I did go work out with trainer, and he completely kicked my ***. I told him it's nice having my *** kicked by somebody I'm pay to- as opposed to being kicked by somebody I'm being paid to teach. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I've been so tempted all week to be "sick", but I just can't do that to my kids.

Holy catfish, that sounds crazy. I don't know how I'd deal with that type of situation. I hope he gets the help he needs so you don't have to go through that often.

Welcome back to all of those who have returned. I can't believe we needed another post started. That's great! :cool1: Just means we've had some serious success this "season".

I'm going to leave you with my last QOTD today. I hope everyone enjoyed my questions and look forward to answering those coming up now that I have a tiny bit more time on my hands.

QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?


My hubby is a grumbler. He is a meat and potatoes kind of guy and calls all veggies, well besides corn I guess, contraband. I would eat mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, you name it on pretty much anything and it grosses him out to no end.

I love raw broccoli and cauliflower and baby carrots but he won't eat them unless cooked and drenched in cheese.

I've cooked with ground turkey and he hates it. I don't think he'd even really know if he didn't see me doing it. One of these days I'll sneak it in and he'll realize it's all in his head.

He won't go on walks, bike rides, nothing, which my girls and I love to do. He'll come out and play basketball or other little games like that with the kids but he's just not into exercise. And he doesn't need it. :mad:

So, I'm trying to get my girls on the right path but they see what he eats (and when he eats, he eats all the time) and they think they can do it too.

My younget daughter is tiny. Never eats at home but eats like a lil pig at daycare. She is always on the go. My oldest is starting to get chunky. I need ways to curb it before it's out of hand. I don't want to be mean about it because I don't want her to have an eating disorder or anything but she needs to be aware. What's the best way to go about it? She's active in dance and tumbling and t ball but thinks she needs to eat all the time. The good thing is, she loves fruit and veggies for snacks but that adds up too.

OK, I think I'm done now. ;)

tigger813
03-25-2010, 07:42 AM
Ok, I was really bad yesterday and down another pound? How does that happen? I'll take it but that was weird! Giving 2 massages today which should help me with the exercise part. I slept much better last night. A few quick wake ups but went right back to sleep!

Off to get DD1 a camera for her First Communion gift! I found one at WalMart so I'm off to there to get it before heading into work. Not sure what's for supper tonight so I'll have to figure that out at some point today!

60 here today and snow tomorrow morning! Welcome to New England!

jennz
03-25-2010, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the advice jen! Just trying to get some energy back! I'm wiped out! Not sleeping well isn't helping things! Going to try and at least do some Wii tonight or a mile on the elliptical. Will also get back to my water! Have been pretty good today. I did drop a half pound from yesterday. Turkey enchiladas for supper so I will try to limit the amount I eat. The cold weather today isn't helping me much either. Guess this will be my bad week for the month!

Wanted to nap but couldn't get to sleep! Tylenol PM gets me to sleep but doesn't keep me there. Gotta go out this afternoon for DD2s dancing and DD1s theater class as well as back to the grocery store for Skinny Cows and Boston Market Meals. Discovered that they are made by Heinz who also makes the WW meals. Really good and only a little bit more in the calorie dept. In some cases tastier!

Tata for now!

Not sleeping well definitely does me in - I hope you get your sleep cycles back for the rest of the week!

Hello, hello!

Nothing new here today. Walked 3.1 on the treadmill and did 5 miles on the bike. I am dropping one of my workouts (I usually workout in the morning and the afternoon). I'm burning too many calories and not eating enough.

Congrats to Worfiedoodles AND flipflopmom!! Way to go!!

QOTD 3/24: When it comes to exericse, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

Both... but I enjoy cardio more then I enjoy strength training.

Okay, I'm off to get the house ready for my step-daughter. She is coming for several days so I have to get her room ready and find foods she will eat. She is 10 and over-weight. She only eats overly processed foods and foods that are high in HFCS (High-fructose corn syrup). She is in for a surprise when she gets to my house! :)

Let me know how dropping a work out affects you. And good luck your stepdaughter!

I've decided not to look backwards and just jump back in with today's QOTD.
For me cardio is more important and I want to improve my lung capacity and stamina. I do use handweights/ankleweights about half the time to kick things up a notch, so I guess I think both are important, but cardio is just a little more important:goodvibes

That's fantastic!
My oldest DD came home from school all excited that she has joined the new walking club at school and they are "walking to Disneyland". She's 8, she didn't actually know that she wasn't actually going to walk to Disneyland :lmao:

I'm amazed and how many people know kids that will only eat the processed food. I'm lucky my girls actually like fresh fruit and veggies. of course, that being said, I did feed them McDonald's last night:rolleyes1

How disappointing for your dd! Now you'll just have to take her. ;)

I need to join back up. I was doing so good there for awile, but I just lost focus over the winter and stopped coming here for support. I've been gaining and losing the same 4 pounds since Nov. and just not making any progress. I know there's still time to get a decent amount of pounds off before the end of the challenge, so I'm ready to jump back in!

I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up on egg beaters, fresh fruit, etc. so I have some healthy stuff on hand and won't be eating junk just because that's the only thing in the house. DD10 got her tonsils out last week, and I've been eating lots of ice cream right along with her! I've been doing Zumba since Jan, but eating enough extra calories to make up for it, so time to cut back and start working toward my goal weight again.

3/24 QOTD: I think cardio is more important as far as overall health, but strength training is an important component in increasing your endurance and appearance.

Zumba! I did that for the first time Tuesday and the hour FLEW by! Welcome back :goodvibes

Ok I'm back in action!! I feel so bad joinning and then stoping over and over agian. I fall of the wagon to often and now I'm on it for good!! Why you ask I'm finally back? I have the biggest goal ever!! My mom said that I can go to Forks Washington if I lose enough weight!! That is where they have and are filming the Twilight Saga. I will also be allowed to have the green Bella Swan Dress from The Twilight Saga: New Moon!! I'm so excitied. I've gotten all the low calorie stuff and started walking again. I can't wait XD

Wow HUGE incentives for you! If you get bored or off track make sure to post here so we can help because I want to see pictures of the filming and of you in your green dress!:banana:

Ugh. Had a hell of a day in the classroom. The student I've been concerned about totally blew his top. He would have thrown my easel/whiteboard across the room had I not stood on it. As it was, he did throw three or fair chairs and when I went to restrain him, he bit me. Thankfully he didn't break skin.

The rest of the class had been okay until that point. They did a pretty good job getting out of the room quickly, but it all just kind of went downhill from there.

I did go work out with trainer, and he completely kicked my ***. I told him it's nice having my *** kicked by somebody I'm pay to- as opposed to being kicked by somebody I'm being paid to teach. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I've been so tempted all week to be "sick", but I just can't do that to my kids.

Good for you for going to work out! If you can make it after your day I can certainly make it after mine - thanks for the motivation! And pixie dust for you to have a better day today! pixiedust:

Good morning everyone Just a quick hello before I go get ready for school.

pjlla Congrats on your daughter's award. It is nice when the nice kids get awardds for just being who they are. You are right to proud

Eeyores Butterfly I hope today is better than the last couple of days. You work very hard. I have always admired the work you and many special ed people do. You go way beyond what is expected. You are truly a special person.

Welcome back to all those coming back. With us going until May 14th you still have plenty of time to make some good changes for yourself.

Have a great day everyone.

Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and your dh and feel bad that you are so stressed out. :hug:t's so easy to point the finger at teachers and blame everything on them - after all it can't possibly have anything to do with parental involvement right??:sad2: Not to mention budget cuts, larger class sizes, less enrichment...

JenA - what is your siggie w/the force on it?

jenanderson
03-25-2010, 07:49 AM
Dh and I are pretty stressed these days. We live in New Jersey and the new gov seems to think that the teachers are the cause for all the state's problems. I am just tired of the bashing of teachers.

I am so sorry to hear that they are bashing teachers everywhere. Both DH and I are teachers and we are both talking about leaving the professions at this point. We are also tired of hearing that it is all our fault :sad2:

Everyone have an awesome night, and a great big beautiful tomorrow! :cheer2:

Maria - this just made me smile! :goodvibes

Ugh. Had a hell of a day in the classroom. The student I've been concerned about totally blew his top. He would have thrown my easel/whiteboard across the room had I not stood on it. As it was, he did throw three or fair chairs and when I went to restrain him, he bit me. Thankfully he didn't break skin.

Again - wow! I don't know how special ed teachers can do it day in and day out. I hope that you find a way to release the stress of your type of job! Here is wishing you a great Thursdays!

60 here today and snow tomorrow morning! Welcome to New England!
Sounds like Minnesota type of weather! :rotfl: Glad to hear that you are down a pound! Way to go!

jennz
03-25-2010, 08:09 AM
So, I'm trying to get my girls on the right path but they see what he eats (and when he eats, he eats all the time) and they think they can do it too.

My younget daughter is tiny. Never eats at home but eats like a lil pig at daycare. She is always on the go. My oldest is starting to get chunky. I need ways to curb it before it's out of hand. I don't want to be mean about it because I don't want her to have an eating disorder or anything but she needs to be aware. What's the best way to go about it? She's active in dance and tumbling and t ball but thinks she needs to eat all the time. The good thing is, she loves fruit and veggies for snacks but that adds up too.

OK, I think I'm done now. ;)

I can relate, I'm in the same situation. DD (who just turned 12!:scared1:) is a pretty active kid, she does competitive cheer, but she was getting chunky. We didn't say anything to her because we don't want her to have a bad body image (like her mom does!:rolleyes1). When I started my latest and last endeavor I didn't call it a diet but a healthy lifestyle, and told her I needed her help to make healthy choices. At first it was just her reminding me "healthy eating" then as I started buying different things - baked lays, measuring out my portions, skinny cow, etc she started reducing her portions and actually prefers the "lighter" things. I talk about things on commercials - like "that's all my calories for the day if I eat that" and about what we actually need to eat to be healthy. She is doing the c25k with me, we walk about 3 miles/day, and she went to Zumba with me, which she likes because of all the funky moves and she can do all the thrusts I don't allow her to do with her friends!

Anyway - just noticed last week her pants are literally falling off her! She's in 14 1/2 from Justice. She doesn't think anything of it, but when her friend and then DH commented on it she did ask if it's bad, and I said no, you might have lost a few pounds and your body shape is also changing, and as long as she makes healthy choices and exercises her weight will be what's right for her. So far so good. She loves those mini-cakesters by Betty Crocker and will have those for her dessert, they're 100 calories or so and she pointed out to me they are actually less than a Skinny Cow. :) She also has stopped eating when she's full, which is great. If she's not hungry she won't have that cookie or whatever (and she knows it will be there later b/c I make sure I don't eat it now! lol)

Hope that helps! Such a sensitive topic. Between that and the puberty talks...:scared:...I know I'm a mom!

lisah0711
03-25-2010, 08:18 AM
Just have to say...in the end I did not ride my bike. I had everything set to ride to work, went out and got on my bike...and...a FLAT TIRE! :sad2: I have already been riding it a bunch this year and don't know when it happened. So, I made an appointment at the bike shop to get it in for repair tonight. They are also going to put on the mount for my Garmin running watch so that it can keep track of my biking too.

Well, much better to have bike trouble in the morning that at the end of a long work day! :goodvibes

Welcome back, Shannnon, thanks for getting our results out so quickly! :love: So how far it is to walk to DL from your house?

Welcome back, sskem96 and CptJackSparrosGirl! :goodvibes That is one of the nice things about our BL challenges -- you can come back anytime and will be welcomed with open arms!

pjlla, congrats on your DD's sportsmanship award! She has a great, supportive Mom so, of course, she is a GOOD PERSON! :goodvibes

Worfiedoodles, that clippie looks great on you! :thumbsup2

Lynsey, thanks so much for being our coach this week! You had some great questions and responses and kept us together during the big thread changeover! :thumbsup2

I am off on a little road trip to Portland and Seattle for spring break. Please send in those weigh ins to LuvBaloo and COW numbers to donac tomorrow. An early welcome to princessbride6205, our new coach starting tomorrow!

Have a great week-end all! See you on Tuesday!

jenanderson
03-25-2010, 08:44 AM
JenA - what is your siggie w/the force on it?
It is my WISH team logo. If you go over to the events/competition thread, there are a bunch of teams that support each other. It is mainly centered on our walking/running but we also chat about just a healthy lifestyle in general.

I can relate, I'm in the same situation. DD (who just turned 12!:scared1:) is a pretty active kid, she does competitive cheer, but she was getting chunky. We didn't say anything to her because we don't want her to have a bad body image (like her mom does!:rolleyes1). When I started my latest and last endeavor I didn't call it a diet but a healthy lifestyle, and told her I needed her help to make healthy choices. At first it was just her reminding me "healthy eating" then as I started buying different things - baked lays, measuring out my portions, skinny cow, etc she started reducing her portions and actually prefers the "lighter" things. I talk about things on commercials - like "that's all my calories for the day if I eat that" and about what we actually need to eat to be healthy. She is doing the c25k with me, we walk about 3 miles/day, and she went to Zumba with me, which she likes because of all the funky moves and she can do all the thrusts I don't allow her to do with her friends!

Anyway - just noticed last week her pants are literally falling off her! She's in 14 1/2 from Justice. She doesn't think anything of it, but when her friend and then DH commented on it she did ask if it's bad, and I said no, you might have lost a few pounds and your body shape is also changing, and as long as she makes healthy choices and exercises her weight will be what's right for her. So far so good. She loves those mini-cakesters by Betty Crocker and will have those for her dessert, they're 100 calories or so and she pointed out to me they are actually less than a Skinny Cow. :) She also has stopped eating when she's full, which is great. If she's not hungry she won't have that cookie or whatever (and she knows it will be there later b/c I make sure I don't eat it now! lol)

Hope that helps! Such a sensitive topic. Between that and the puberty talks...:scared:...I know I'm a mom!

I love that you have been such a positive influence on your child. It is so amazing how kids will change their habits from watching the positive changes you make! Way to go! Your daughter may not get it yet but she will be so grateful to you for helping her learn to be a healthier person!

I am off on a little road trip to Portland and Seattle for spring break. Please send in those weigh ins to LuvBaloo and COW numbers to donac tomorrow. An early welcome to princessbride6205, our new coach starting tomorrow!

Have a great week-end all! See you on Tuesday!

Have a great trip and enjoy your spring break!!!

happysmyly
03-25-2010, 08:50 AM
Happy Thursday everyone! Hope it's a great day for you!
I got my 25 lb siggie back :) Wahoo!!:banana: And I want to thank you all for being here--for your positive and supportive posts--what a fabulously wonderful group of people you are!!

QOTD - It's just DH and I at home--and though it took about a month before he started to make changes himself - it has rubbed off and he is making progress too. :) He actually reads labels now before putting something into the shopping cart and doesn't bring home as many junk food treats as he used to. He chooses yogurt instead of bringing home ice cream--all of which I greatly appreciate. And it was all from example--no nagging--though I do talk a lot more about calories and such than I used to (a bit obsessive myself right now).

Good luck for a great day - and a happy peaceful weigh in tomorrow morning!
:) Liz

jennz
03-25-2010, 09:34 AM
Happy Thursday everyone! Hope it's a great day for you!
I got my 25 lb siggie back :) Wahoo!!:banana: And I want to thank you all for being here--for your positive and supportive posts--what a fabulously wonderful group of people you are!!

QOTD - It's just DH and I at home--and though it took about a month before he started to make changes himself - it has rubbed off and he is making progress too. :) He actually reads labels now before putting something into the shopping cart and doesn't bring home as many junk food treats as he used to. He chooses yogurt instead of bringing home ice cream--all of which I greatly appreciate. And it was all from example--no nagging--though I do talk a lot more about calories and such than I used to (a bit obsessive myself right now).

Good luck for a great day - and a happy peaceful weigh in tomorrow morning!
:) Liz

Hooray! Great job reclaiming your 25 siggie!!:banana:

It is my WISH team logo. If you go over to the events/competition thread, there are a bunch of teams that support each other. It is mainly centered on our walking/running but we also chat about just a healthy lifestyle in general.

I love that you have been such a positive influence on your child. It is so amazing how kids will change their habits from watching the positive changes you make! Way to go! Your daughter may not get it yet but she will be so grateful to you for helping her learn to be a healthier person!

Have a great trip and enjoy your spring break!!!

Can anyone join? I want to join the rebel alliance!!

Thanks!:goodvibes DD has been a great support for me and I love that it's going both ways.

QOTD: I haven't enforced any new rules or anything like that, just doing my own thing and I'm happy that my family is following me. We're all walking or running a 5k in May; we're all eating healthy (dd can't believe you don't let your kids eat you Skinny Cows Anne! Although she does think it's funny that they all know not too.:rotfl:) DH has started the P90X 2 weeks ago. I love it!

jenanderson
03-25-2010, 10:06 AM
Can anyone join? I want to join the rebel alliance!!

Yep, anyone can join. I know that they are trying to keep the teams at a smaller size to help us support each other better but you are always welcome to request to be on a specific team and I am sure the Rebels would love to have you! Feel free to check out our thread and ask to join if you want! I know there are many teams that have people from the BL challenge on them.

Join us! It is great support for training!!!:yay:

my3princes
03-25-2010, 10:25 AM
Things have certainly been rough for you lately. I hope they improve SOON! And yes, I would LOVE that recipe!!



Good luck feeding your Step-daughter. Take it from a mom who knows how hard it is! DS is super picky and has significant food allergies. Feeding him is difficult, bordering on impossible. And honestly, most of the time he would rather GO HUNGRY than eat something healthy that I put in front of him. Let me know what works for you!



Glad you found your way back to us here! Keep up the Zumba, cut down the calories, and you will be right back on the program with us!! Nice job stocking the fridge properly. That is a big first step back in the right direction.

Evening all! Just a little brag moment here...

DD (freshman) won the NHIAA Sportsmanship award for her high school swim team tonight!! I am SO proud of her... it shows that she isn't just a good swimmer (one of only three to make it to States) and a great student (also a scholar athlete award winner), but she is a GOOD PERSON!!! I gotta say, I must have done SOMETHING right somewhere along the way!!

Thanks for the moment to brag! Gotta go watch SURVIVOR!.....P

:cool1::cool1:Congratulations to your daughter :cool1::cool1: And to you too Mom ;)



QOTD: My family has to be on board since DH and I are both eating better. I do not make separate meals for the boys, they can eat what we make or they can have a bowl of cereal.

jennz
03-25-2010, 11:09 AM
Pamela I completely missed your post! Congrats to your dd! What a great accomplishment! And congrats to you on supporting and raising her! :cheer2:

princessbride6205
03-25-2010, 12:23 PM
QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?
DD is a picky two year old - even kid favorites like mac&cheese can be good one day and shoved across the table the next. On the plus side, some of her favorite foods are oatmeal, raw broccoli, soy milk, unsweetened applesauce, and bananas. On the negative side, she doesn't like any actual meals so she doesn't get much nutrition at lunch or dinner.
DH would eat alternate meat lover's pizza and cheeseburgers for every meal if he could. But last year he became more conscious about his weight for the first time ever. He still loves unhealthy foods and eating at restaurants but he's been willing to try new things. He's definitely not excited about healthy food changes, but he's okay. He has gotten more into exercise, which is great.

I'm coming off of a full week where all I could think about was food (hormone related). I was feeling pessimistic, very stressed about work/life, and all I wanted to do was eat every treat I could find (and I pretty much did that). I did work out every day but not as intense as I usually would. Today I'm finally emerging from the funk. And with weigh in tomorrow, I'll at least make today count. I'm determined to be under my calories, drink my water and get in a great last chance workout. It won't make up for the rest of the week, but it's a good jump back onto plan.

Pamela - Congrats to you and your DD!

Worfiedoodles
03-25-2010, 01:57 PM
[QUOTE=LuvBaloo;35974030]I had to use google to remember what movie used "great big beautiful tomorrow" but I really shouldn't have remembered it.
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Umm, I took it from the Carousel of Progress ride at the Magic Kingdom -- I didn't know it's in a movie! :goodvibes

QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?

Well, they like some things -- ww mac and cheese recipe, fruit, some veggies -- but my ds and dh still eat "regular" chips and treats when I will go for the "diet" version. I actually got dh started with doing races, and now he loves it and does many more than I do!

Wow! Pamela I missed your post, too! I know you are so proud, and deservedly so! Good job, Mama! You are clearly doing many things right!

Jennz (and anyone else who's interested) -- The WISH teams are really fun, mine has been a huge source of support, and we also just chat about fun stuff, too! For example, current discussion on Team Ohana -- who should play the roles in the new Stephanie Plum movie? Katherine Heigl has been cast as Stephanie, and we all have opinions about Ranger, Morelli, Lula, etc...any thoughts? And I agree, Team Rebel Alliance has such a cool name! :ewok:

And to the other tween moms -- my ds turned 12 in January, and he asked me the other day if he was getting too fat. This kid has my dh's body type, meaning he is skinny. He falls exactly at the 50th percentile for his age on weight, and over the 80th for height. He's also been a gymnast for 6 years, there's no fat on this kid -- so I was taken aback :scared1: Apparently that's what the 6th grade talked about at lunch yesterday -- I think we have to try to be as proactive as we can to promote health and healthy body image, 'cause when they listen to each other...:rolleyes1

Sending a :grouphug: to all the educators -- what you do is incredible, and invaluable. Thank you for teaching our kids, they need you!

Ok, so doing great with the food today -- I'm well within my points and shouldn't have any problem staying there -- salmon, brown rice and steamed veggies for dinner! I also finally got up and did 5M on the TM this morning, so I can actually enjoy the sunshiney day when I get home and celebrate by putting away the :laundy:. I know, but believe it or not, it will make me happy to empty that basket and have everything put away...it's the little things.

Maria :upsidedow

jennz
03-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Thanks for the info on the teams! I'm also so hesitant about joining an established group, like I'm an outsider. My own hang up. :)

I'm soooo glad your son asked you about that and didn't just listen to what his peers said! Great opportunity for you to have that discussion. I throw out comments all the time because like you said, they're talking about it at school.

Worfiedoodles
03-25-2010, 02:08 PM
There's a new WISH team that's just forming -- the Incredibles -- I definitely saw some other BL participants on the list...definitely not an established group, and looks like a good and friendly one!

Maria :upsidedow

donac
03-25-2010, 03:08 PM
QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?

It is dh and one ds. Both dh and this ds need to lose some weight. (Ds who is at college is build like his father (who didn't gain weight until he was 35) and is lucky if he breaks 150 pounds at 6ft. He almost couldn't hike a few years ago because his weight was so low.)

The guys at home had to get used to the fact that I am not buying anything that I don't want to eat. Dh is starting to get on board. He got rid of the chocolate syrup that he bought to go with the ice cream from last week. He has also given up soda on every day of the week except friday and saturday.

He and I have been talking about doing some hiking this summer and he took me out last week and we bought me a pair of hiking shoes. At least hiking is cheap so our vacation money can go to ds2 who wants to take a couple of classes during the summer. We are also planning to go kayaking this summer. We have kayaks and he has a truck so it is an easy thing for the 2 of us to do. I think we are going to do a lot of camping this summer.


Ds1 is built like his uncle who has always been a little chunky. Ds put on a lot of weight when he was at college because all he ate was fast food. Ds will go out and buy his own snacks after he eats dinner and it is driving me crazy. If he doesn't like what I make for dinner he goes out and get something to eat. He is training for a half marathon next month and is really not getting his nutrients like he should be. He will start out one week very healthy but by the end of the day he is eating his crappy snacks. But he is almost 25 so he has to learn for himself. He knows the risk factors and the fact that high blood pressure runs in my family.

I wish you moms of tweens a lot of luck. It is a fine line you need to walk so that they don't get into any bad habits that could lead to problems.

Have a good evening everyone. Off to cook dinner. Chicken, stuffing and peas. I will post the COW later before I head to yoga.

pjlla
03-25-2010, 03:37 PM
QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?




Well... I am definitely NOT buying as much junk food as I used to... chips, ice cream, and store bought cookies are MUCH harder to find in our house now. But I've always "run" a fairly healthy kitchen, so the biggest changes have been things like portion sizes and snacking (or lack of). The junk food is now an occasional weekend "splurge" food.

Nope... no one is on board with me. DD keeps her weight under control with swimming (although she is leaning towards the tendency to have trigger foods and do some emotional eating, so she will have to be careful as she gets older). DS is slim... plus he is picky and has food allergies...I think he just lives his life constantly hungry, but doesn't really care. DH is overweight... he knows it and he will (hopefully) get on board with me someday. But I don't push it. He will do it when he is ready.

I do get a few grumbles and complaints about specific things.... like meals without starches (double green veggies and no potatoes or rice), vegetarian meals, things like that.. but not too much. They just don't eat it if they don't like it. But I try VERY VERY HARD to serve something that everyone can enjoy.

Not really any time to talk here now that I have spent the last 30 minutes catching up! I've gotta serve dinner before we head to the Y tonight!.....P

flipflopmom
03-25-2010, 03:39 PM
Ugh. Teeth still hurting too much to exercise. Less pain than Monday, though.

QOTD: My family is a mixed sort. DH is very obese. He has started walking, with fast walking on the run parts, of C25K. Big step for him. DD1, competitive gymnast, is our alien baby. She's short and tiny! BUT, if she ever quits gymnastics, she'll be short and HUGE! She loves junk food, as does her sister. DD2 is very chunky for a 3 year old. I am really, really worried. Yet I know the basis. DH and I come from families that eat whatever, whenever. When I had DD with me for the majority of 2 months for snow days, she lost 4 pounds. She's gained them back in 3 weeks of staying with grandparents. There is NO junk food in my house, so she pigs out there. I have talked until I am blue in the face, but it's just not helping. I know it's because they are ALL going through a lot right now, but I wish they would help.. I try sooo hard. We talk about healthy choices, exercise, etc, even at 3. She loves fruit and raw veggies, and that is what my whole family snacks on here. I try to have healthy dinners, but eating crap all day does nothing for her. Sometimes, she'll have just an apple for dinner, full from all the mess she's had during the day. I hope when they feel better, she can get outside and run around more during the day.

pjlla
03-25-2010, 04:16 PM
Ugh. Teeth still hurting too much to exercise. Less pain than Monday, though.

QOTD: My family is a mixed sort. DH is very obese. He has started walking, with fast walking on the run parts, of C25K. Big step for him. DD1, competitive gymnast, is our alien baby. She's short and tiny! BUT, if she ever quits gymnastics, she'll be short and HUGE! She loves junk food, as does her sister. DD2 is very chunky for a 3 year old. I am really, really worried. Yet I know the basis. DH and I come from families that eat whatever, whenever. When I had DD with me for the majority of 2 months for snow days, she lost 4 pounds. She's gained them back in 3 weeks of staying with grandparents. There is NO junk food in my house, so she pigs out there. I have talked until I am blue in the face, but it's just not helping. I know it's because they are ALL going through a lot right now, but I wish they would help.. I try sooo hard. We talk about healthy choices, exercise, etc, even at 3. She loves fruit and raw veggies, and that is what my whole family snacks on here. I try to have healthy dinners, but eating crap all day does nothing for her. Sometimes, she'll have just an apple for dinner, full from all the mess she's had during the day. I hope when they feel better, she can get outside and run around more during the day.

Is DD your daughter? Why is she with grandparents for three week? Do they watch her during the day or does she live there? Not trying to be nosey, just trying to figure it out. If you ARE talking about your daughter, then YOU have the control over what she is fed!! If she goes to grandparents for daycare/babysitting, and you don't like what they are feeding her... TELL THEM... loud and clear. If they don't listen, then bring food for her to them. Tell them WHAT she is to eat. If they don't comply, then you need to look into finding another daycare provider!! I suppose that sounds harsh, but if she is overweight ALREADY at age 3, then change needs to happen NOW, before it gets worse! If they are not willing to see that they are doing her LONG-TERM HARM by feeding her in this way, then they shouldn't be caring for her.

Don't let them undermine all of the hardwork you are doing to teach her HEALTHY habits! I'm sure that they love her... but maybe they don't understand the risks associated with being overweight. How would they feel is she was diagnosed with Type II diabetes at age 7?

You are obviously struggling with some weight/healthy eating issues and you said DH was overweight. Don't you want your daughter to have learned EARLY in life how to avoid these problems? TALK to the grandparents... in a serious way. Explain to them what needs to change. Cookies AREN'T love. LOVE is love... cookies are just a snack. They can show love without food!

Sorry to go all nutty on you there............P

tigger813
03-25-2010, 04:22 PM
QOTD: We use more ground turkey in the family now! DDs like to work out with me. DH eats what I give him. When I first started my diet, he lost 10 pounds without knowing it as I cut down serving sizes. We have actually decided that we enjoy the ground turkey better than the beef. DH and I eat WW and LC meals and are now also eating the Boston Market meals. Some are lower in calories than others.

:sick:DH is getting a cold and my tummy is rumbly. I have a massage to give at 6:30 so we just finished eating. Hoping DH feels better as we have a night out with friends planned for tomorrow night as well as a free baby-sitter.

Time to get ready for work. Be back by 8! We'll both probably be in bed early tonight. No clients so far for tomorrow so I'll probably stay home and clean and rest up for a night out! Just hope we can go!

sahbushka
03-25-2010, 04:29 PM
Finally found you!

SarahMay

flipflopmom
03-25-2010, 05:46 PM
Is DD your daughter? Why is she with grandparents for three week? Do they watch her during the day or does she live there? Not trying to be nosey, just trying to figure it out. If you ARE talking about your daughter, then YOU have the control over what she is fed!! If she goes to grandparents for daycare/babysitting, and you don't like what they are feeding her... TELL THEM... loud and clear. If they don't listen, then bring food for her to them. Tell them WHAT she is to eat. If they don't comply, then you need to look into finding another daycare provider!! I suppose that sounds harsh, but if she is overweight ALREADY at age 3, then change needs to happen NOW, before it gets worse! If they are not willing to see that they are doing her LONG-TERM HARM by feeding her in this way, then they shouldn't be caring for her.

Don't let them undermine all of the hardwork you are doing to teach her HEALTHY habits! I'm sure that they love her... but maybe they don't understand the risks associated with being overweight. How would they feel is she was diagnosed with Type II diabetes at age 7?

You are obviously struggling with some weight/healthy eating issues and you said DH was overweight. Don't you want your daughter to have learned EARLY in life how to avoid these problems? TALK to the grandparents... in a serious way. Explain to them what needs to change. Cookies AREN'T love. LOVE is love... cookies are just a snack. They can show love without food!

Sorry to go all nutty on you there............P

Can you call them? Maybe they'll listen to you :laughing:
Yes, they are my childcare during the day. Didn't mean to make it sound like I leave her there for weeks at the time. I have talked until I am BLUE in the face, and they'll get better, for a while. Like I've mentioned, my Daddy passed away in Sept., shortly thereafter my husband's grandmother went into the hospital/rehab for 2 months, then my father in law had knee replacement and MIL got shingles. She was a little overweight, but not bad, until this school year. Granted, I have been struggling mentally and physically, also.

I breastfed her for over 2 years, and she did the Baby Super Foods Diet until the middle of last school year. Kelp, oats, tofu,veggies, etc. When they started giving her "real" food as they called it, it, she got hooked on mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets. Out with what I packed, and it became tv dinners as they had their own struggles. You are exactly right. She is ours, and I need to start packing her healthy foods again. I really wish I could just clean out their cabinets, so the other options wouldn't be there for her.

Honestly, paying for childcare isn't an option for us. Not only financially, but b/c I disagree with the 1 childcare center here, and I am a firm believer in family time for small children. I haven't said much this year, b/c of circumstances, but I am getting more and more frustrated and will just have to lay it on the line again. And, I need DH to talk to his parents. I just wish they would look at what they did to him, and turn around.

Rose&Mike
03-25-2010, 07:07 PM
I'm enjoying reading everyone's posts tonight. :goodvibes

I was so hungry tonight. I'm glad we have no junk food (except chocolate ice cream) in the house. I had dinner around 6:30, and just finished a fat free greek yogurt. It was plain, so I added a little bit of honey to it. I just started eating greek yogurt this week, because I'm still looking for some easy vegetarian protein sources. It's hard to believe it's fat free, because it's so creamy. I can see why people use it to sub for sour cream. I ended up getting the organic because the regular brand had gelatin in it.

DH's plane is in the air, so he will make it home tonight. I'm really glad, because I was starting to get a little lonely. He's only been gone since Monday, but our house is very quiet since ds is in college. Isn't it funny how when our kids are little we wish for peace and quiet and when they get older and go away we wish for noise?

Hope everyone has a great evening and a great weigh-in tomorrow!
Rose

jenanderson
03-25-2010, 07:28 PM
Thanks for the info on the teams! I'm also so hesitant about joining an established group, like I'm an outsider. My own hang up. :)

Jenn - There is a new team forming that does have some WISH members. The Rebel Alliance had a lot of spots open too so most of us on my team are just getting to know one another. When I joined in February, there were only a couple of people. It is a great and supportive group. We talk exercising, some diet and just life. If you want to join in...please feel free! You will not be an outsider...YOU KNOW ME! :goodvibes Seriously, if you want me to help get you going on the team, drop me a PM and I will get you going! It is amazing how great it is to have the support of the team!

DH is very obese. He has started walking, with fast walking on the run parts, of C25K. Big step for him. DD1, competitive gymnast, is our alien baby. She's short and tiny! BUT, if she ever quits gymnastics, she'll be short and HUGE! She loves junk food, as does her sister. DD2 is very chunky for a 3 year old. I am really, really worried. Yet I know the basis. DH and I come from families that eat whatever, whenever. When I had DD with me for the majority of 2 months for snow days, she lost 4 pounds. She's gained them back in 3 weeks of staying with grandparents. There is NO junk food in my house, so she pigs out there. I have talked until I am blue in the face, but it's just not helping. I know it's because they are ALL going through a lot right now, but I wish they would help.. I try sooo hard. We talk about healthy choices, exercise, etc, even at 3. She loves fruit and raw veggies, and that is what my whole family snacks on here. I try to have healthy dinners, but eating crap all day does nothing for her. Sometimes, she'll have just an apple for dinner, full from all the mess she's had during the day. I hope when they feel better, she can get outside and run around more during the day.

First, it is so great that your DH is using the C25K to get the exercise he obviously needs! I think it is incredible that he is getting out there and going. It doesn't even matter that he is not running at this point, the fact is he is trying! Big cheers for him! :cheer2:

Next, I am so sorry that you are seeing this problem in in DD who is just 3. I can tell that you are worried and want to make changes. I don't have an easy answer for you but I just want to let you know we are here for you. :grouphug:

DH's plane is in the air, so he will make it home tonight. I'm really glad, because I was starting to get a little lonely. He's only been gone since Monday, but our house is very quiet since ds is in college. Isn't it funny how when our kids are little we wish for peace and quiet and when they get older and go away we wish for noise?

Hope everyone has a great evening and a great weigh-in tomorrow!
Rose

Rose - Glad to read DH is on his way home! Hope you enjoy your time together!!! :)

tigger813
03-25-2010, 07:29 PM
Home from work! Client with cancer who loves massages! Said it was the best massage she ever had! A dear friend of hers had given her a gift certificate! Very sweet lady. Praying for her! It made me feel good to help her feel good! Nights like this are when I am so glad I became a massage therapist! It's very rewarding sometimes.

DH is still feeling lousy.:sick: My tummy is not the greatest and I'm actually thinking of heading to bed shortly. I think it's from the enchiladas! Just hope it feels better and DH is feeling better so we can enjoy Cheesecake Factory tomorrow night. Don't want to miss out on my free night out!

I'm going to give myself 2 weeks to get back down to 155. If I have not lost what I gained in the last week by then I will take down my 45 pound clippie and go back to my 40 pounder. It will be motivation to get back down again!

Enjoy the rest of the night, friends!

jenanderson
03-25-2010, 07:33 PM
Home from work! Client with cancer who loves massages! Said it was the best massage she ever had! A dear friend of hers had given her a gift certificate! Very sweet lady. Praying for her! It made me feel good to help her feel good! Nights like this are when I am so glad I became a massage therapist! It's very rewarding sometimes.

DH is still feeling lousy.:sick: My tummy is not the greatest and I'm actually thinking of heading to bed shortly. I think it's from the enchiladas! Just hope it feels better and DH is feeling better so we can enjoy Cheesecake Factory tomorrow night. Don't want to miss out on my free night out!

I'm going to give myself 2 weeks to get back down to 155. If I have not lost what I gained in the last week by then I will take down my 45 pound clippie and go back to my 40 pounder. It will be motivation to get back down again!

Enjoy the rest of the night, friends!

Hey Tracey - That is so nice that you were able to give the woman a great massage. I wish you lived in MN...my dearest friend's mom has cancer - she went to a spa for a massage the other day and the refused to give her one because they did not want to spread her cancer! She already feels bad enough and then to be told she could not go to the spa was horrible!

Anyway...I think it is great that you have sent a 2 week goal! You can do it!

mikamah
03-25-2010, 07:38 PM
Thanks for the info on the teams! I'm also so hesitant about joining an established group, like I'm an outsider. My own hang up. :)
Hey, there is the new group of INCREDIBLES!!! Of which I am a member, as well as Lisah and 3tinksandaneeyore. Just started up this week, but seem like a good mix of some more seasoned runners with us newbies. Quite a few have mentioned training for the 2011 princess half marathon, and today is one of the days I think I will be doing that too. For me, the more support and inspiration the better.

QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?
Since it's just my son and I, and I have the power to buy the healthy foods, it should be easy. He loves fruit, and really isn't much into cookies/chocolate, but if we have soda in the house, that's what he would want. I'm trying not to buy the junk anymore, and we are also eating out less, and getting outside after school if it's not raining, either to ride our bikes, or walk to the park and play. He is naturally very active, but would give up any activity to sit in front of the tv. He has gotten a little chunky this winter, and put on too much weight over the past year, so we're trying to curb the weight gain. We have cut to mcdonalds once a month, and he plans when and what he'll eat. The last time we went, we read the nutritional facts, and his dinner was over 1000 calories, so the next time we were at panera, we figured his meal was about 500 calories, so I'm trying to make him more aware too. He is interested, and he has been very supportive of my c25k, and coming to the park with me. He also loves fruit, and will often choose that over any other junk if there's fresh fruit available.

60 here today and snow tomorrow morning! Welcome to New England!I'm sorry, tracey, but that just can't be so. I am so done with winter.

Can you call them? Maybe they'll listen to you :laughing:
Yes, they are my childcare during the day. Didn't mean to make it sound like I leave her there for weeks at the time. I have talked until I am BLUE in the face, and they'll get better, for a while. Like I've mentioned, my Daddy passed away in Sept., shortly thereafter my husband's grandmother went into the hospital/rehab for 2 months, then my father in law had knee replacement and MIL got shingles. She was a little overweight, but not bad, until this school year. Granted, I have been struggling mentally and physically, also.

I breastfed her for over 2 years, and she did the Baby Super Foods Diet until the middle of last school year. Kelp, oats, tofu,veggies, etc. When they started giving her "real" food as they called it, it, she got hooked on mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets. Out with what I packed, and it became tv dinners as they had their own struggles. You are exactly right. She is ours, and I need to start packing her healthy foods again. I really wish I could just clean out their cabinets, so the other options wouldn't be there for her.

Honestly, paying for childcare isn't an option for us. Not only financially, but b/c I disagree with the 1 childcare center here, and I am a firm believer in family time for small children. I haven't said much this year, b/c of circumstances, but I am getting more and more frustrated and will just have to lay it on the line again. And, I need DH to talk to his parents. I just wish they would look at what they did to him, and turn around.It's so hard when they are your family, and helping you out. My sister went through it with my mom. She had an inlaw apartment, and always had m&ms, and pops, and her 2 toddlers would go over several times a day, and grammy always tried to give them candy. It's different if it's not a daily occurance, but it's hard to change old habits. I'm sure for you to just keep trying, and like you say, pack the healthy food again. It sounds like it has been such a tough year all around for you and your family. :hug: Hang in there. You're doing great.

Pjlla- congratulations to you and your daughter. What an honor for her to receive the sportsmanship award. You have obviously raised a wonderful young woman. You must be so proud.

Thanks lindsay for coaching this week. You've asked some great thought provoking questions and I've enjoyed reading everyone's answers.

I came on after work when I had about an hour and a half to myself, and the boards went down. I was so aggravated. We had family fun night tonight at michael's afterschool program, and I had a little piece of cake, some cheezits, and a cookie. Could have been worse. I'm going to push the water tonight. And now it's time to get the boy to bed, and almost time for grey's anatomy.

Good luck with weighin's tomorrow!! Hope we see some big losses!!

tigger813
03-25-2010, 07:40 PM
Hey Tracey - That is so nice that you were able to give the woman a great massage. I wish you lived in MN...my dearest friend's mom has cancer - she went to a spa for a massage the other day and the refused to give her one because they did not want to spread her cancer! She already feels bad enough and then to be told she could not go to the spa was horrible!

Anyway...I think it is great that you have sent a 2 week goal! You can do it!

I was at the spa when her friend both the gift card and the first thing I asked was if she had a doctor's permission to receive a massage and she said yes. She had a massage about 3 weeks ago. She said the problem she has is they are afraid to use pressure as she is rather thin from chemo. I checked in with her throughout and there was only once when it was too much for her. Have your friend's Mom get a doctor's note before she tries to make another appointment. She could also look around to see if there is a therapist nearby who has experience with cancer patients. Her doctor may also be able to help her find someone. Best wishes to your friend and her mom!:hug:

tigger813
03-25-2010, 07:43 PM
Mikamah- It's still 54 degrees here! I can't believe they say it will be snowing before 7 in the morning! Doesn't seem possible! Couldn't believe it was 60 degrees at 8 tonight! :confused3

jennz
03-25-2010, 07:49 PM
Home from work! Client with cancer who loves massages! Said it was the best massage she ever had! A dear friend of hers had given her a gift certificate! Very sweet lady. Praying for her! It made me feel good to help her feel good! Nights like this are when I am so glad I became a massage therapist! It's very rewarding sometimes.

DH is still feeling lousy.:sick: My tummy is not the greatest and I'm actually thinking of heading to bed shortly. I think it's from the enchiladas! Just hope it feels better and DH is feeling better so we can enjoy Cheesecake Factory tomorrow night. Don't want to miss out on my free night out!

I'm going to give myself 2 weeks to get back down to 155. If I have not lost what I gained in the last week by then I will take down my 45 pound clippie and go back to my 40 pounder. It will be motivation to get back down again!

Enjoy the rest of the night, friends!

Tracey - was just reading posts but had to answer yours...how wonderful that you are able to give a massage that feels good to a cancer patient! When my mom was in the hospice house a volunteer came in and gave chair massages to family members...they talked me into getting one, talked me out of my guilt for getting one, and it was fabulous. 10 minutes of peace and calm. Don't underestimate the good that you are doing.:flower3:

flipflopmom
03-25-2010, 07:50 PM
Next, I am so sorry that you are seeing this problem in in DD who is just 3. I can tell that you are worried and want to make changes. I don't have an easy answer for you but I just want to let you know we are here for you. :grouphug:



Thanks. I did talk with my mom tonight. I felt bad, b/c she's feeling really down, and I think I just piled it on. But I did share my concerns, and she agreed wholeheartedly.

It's so hard when they are your family, and helping you out. My sister went through it with my mom. She had an inlaw apartment, and always had m&ms, and pops, and her 2 toddlers would go over several times a day, and grammy always tried to give them candy. It's different if it's not a daily occurance, but it's hard to change old habits. I'm sure for you to just keep trying, and like you say, pack the healthy food again. It sounds like it has been such a tough year all around for you and your family. :hug: Hang in there. You're doing great.


Thanks. It is hard. In fact, I've cried all evening feeling like a failure as a mom, daughter, wife, housekeeper, teacher, student. Lost it with the girls, Dh.... I can really tell I haven't been able to run this week. It truly is a stress reliever. Just having a down kind of week. You guys are so sweet. Thanks so much everyone.:hug:

jennz
03-25-2010, 07:56 PM
Thanks. I did talk with my mom tonight. I felt bad, b/c she's feeling really down, and I think I just piled it on. But I did share my concerns, and she agreed wholeheartedly.

Thanks. It is hard. In fact, I've cried all evening feeling like a failure as a mom, daughter, wife, housekeeper, teacher, student. Lost it with the girls, Dh.... I can really tell I haven't been able to run this week. It truly is a stress reliever. Just having a down kind of week. You guys are so sweet. Thanks so much everyone.:hug:

Okay again not meaning to answer... ;) You are so NOT a failure! You just had bad teeth this week that's all. By losing it with your girls they will appreciate you even more when you feel better! :rotfl: And might just add...happy un-birthday to you!!party: Through an un-birthday party for yourself and family tomorrow night and enjoy each other. :grouphug:

Rose&Mike
03-25-2010, 08:00 PM
Thanks. I did talk with my mom tonight. I felt bad, b/c she's feeling really down, and I think I just piled it on. But I did share my concerns, and she agreed wholeheartedly.

Thanks. It is hard. In fact, I've cried all evening feeling like a failure as a mom, daughter, wife, housekeeper, teacher, student. Lost it with the girls, Dh.... I can really tell I haven't been able to run this week. It truly is a stress reliever. Just having a down kind of week. You guys are so sweet. Thanks so much everyone.:hug:

:grouphug: I'm sorry it's all so hard right now. As for the failure--I'm sure if someone else was in the same boat you would not consider them a failure--you'd tell them to hang in there. We all feel this way sometimes. I know it can be so hard. Try to get out and get a walk tomorrow even if you can't run. Even a little bit of exercise and fresh air (if the weather cooperates) can help.:grouphug:

flipflopmom
03-25-2010, 09:34 PM
Dd and I just had another talk about eating healthy, and what junk food can do to you. She remembers her Poppie giving himself insulin shots, and doesn't want that. We got out her Tinkerbell lunchbox, put an apple in it, bagged some broccoli & carrots, got out a gogurt and a string cheese, put them in the front of the fridge with a water bottle to put in before she heads to DH's parents tomorrow morning. She has her healthy lunch and snacks all ready! Dh talked to his parents, told them to lay off the junk. Steps in the right direction. :thumbsup


Sorry to hog the boards tonight, thanks for the support!

jenanderson
03-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Dd and I just had another talk about eating healthy, and what junk food can do to you. She remembers her Poppie giving himself insulin shots, and doesn't want that. We got out her Tinkerbell lunchbox, put an apple in it, bagged some broccoli & carrots, got out a gogurt and a string cheese, put them in the front of the fridge with a water bottle to put in before she heads to DH's parents tomorrow morning. She has her healthy lunch and snacks all ready! Dh talked to his parents, told them to lay off the junk. Steps in the right direction. :thumbsup2

WAY TO GO! This is a great step and I bet you feel so much better about things. I know it is difficult to do the right thing sometimes but you definitely are doing great things by packing a lunch! I am so proud of you!!!

Eeyores Butterfly
03-25-2010, 11:04 PM
Thanks for all of the encrouagement. You guys are awesome. Today was a lot better. Our biggest drama was one of my second grade students writing "I love sex" on a couple of birthday cards other students were coloring for our speech therapist. At least that's one we can laugh about! The student from yesterday was suspended (nobody told me til today) so we had a much quieter day.

Mr. Para (the one who has caused me all the problems) was elected our Classified Today was the district breakfast for all of those who had been elected, and I didn't realize how stressed out I was about it until this morning. It soudns petty, but I don't know what I would have done if he had won. He had a hand in chasing off two of my paras and I don't think somebody who has had 5 no call/no shows this school year should get building employee of the year, much less district. Thankfully, he didn't get it for the district. I wished him luck, but there' just no way he deserved it and it really irks me that he got it for our building. But then, I have not told anybody but the principal and my process coordinator about the issues with him, while I know that he goes around the building and trash talks me. At least we seem to be getting along better this semester. Thank God for small favors.

I did have one really neat thing happen today: A colleague asked me if I had lost a lot of weight! :banana: It happens so slowly I don't think I noticed it on myself, so it was nice being complimented. Tomorow I have an appointment to look at wedding dresses, that will definitely give me some motivation.

princessbride6205
03-26-2010, 12:12 AM
Can you call them? Maybe they'll listen to you :laughing:
Yes, they are my childcare during the day. Didn't mean to make it sound like I leave her there for weeks at the time. I have talked until I am BLUE in the face, and they'll get better, for a while. Like I've mentioned, my Daddy passed away in Sept., shortly thereafter my husband's grandmother went into the hospital/rehab for 2 months, then my father in law had knee replacement and MIL got shingles. She was a little overweight, but not bad, until this school year. Granted, I have been struggling mentally and physically, also.

I breastfed her for over 2 years, and she did the Baby Super Foods Diet until the middle of last school year. Kelp, oats, tofu,veggies, etc. When they started giving her "real" food as they called it, it, she got hooked on mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets. Out with what I packed, and it became tv dinners as they had their own struggles. You are exactly right. She is ours, and I need to start packing her healthy foods again. I really wish I could just clean out their cabinets, so the other options wouldn't be there for her.

Honestly, paying for childcare isn't an option for us. Not only financially, but b/c I disagree with the 1 childcare center here, and I am a firm believer in family time for small children. I haven't said much this year, b/c of circumstances, but I am getting more and more frustrated and will just have to lay it on the line again. And, I need DH to talk to his parents. I just wish they would look at what they did to him, and turn around.
I am having my own struggle with child care tonight. I've been having the same concerns about food, and each time we address it, our provider promises to serve healthier meals and snacks. Then the following week, when we pick her up at 5:15, she's eating Chex Mix! DD is not chunky but is a little above average in weight, considering she's below avg height. Mainly I'm just concerned about the crap she's eating. We have no family in the area and when we had DD our only option was to find home daycares since we couldn't afford full time daycare centers. We went thru an insane amount of interviews at horrible and mediocre places. We've been with our current person for 2 years now, and tonight I found out that she's recently been on Facebook all day long (on daycare days). We've had inklings that things weren't ideal the past few months, but this is the first concrete thing.
I could just cry at starting this whole search again and plunking my very shy DD into a brand new place. I'm not even sure if a center would be better. If we tighten our belt, we can technically afford a center now, even though it'd be $400 a month more than we pay now. Ouch.

And now back to our health and fitness thread... :upsidedow

tigger813
03-26-2010, 03:38 AM
UGH! Can't sleep again! Not sure why! DH was coughing a bit. Catching up on some tv. Not even all that tired! And to top it off it's raining again!

donac
03-26-2010, 04:24 AM
It5 was a quiet week in my in box this week. Only 3 people participated in COW 10 Congrats to all those who are using this as a tool.

With 25 out of 29 points

With 27 out of 29 points
lisah0711


AND with 28 out of 29 points
jenanderson



Welcome to COW 12

You do not have to participate but it is there to help you build good habits. Each week we will have two to four habit suggestions for you to do. At the end of the week you report your points to me.

It has been said that if you do something for 30 days it will become a habit. We will start off easy with two habits that have been known to help weight loss. As the weeks go by we will add to these habits. We will never have more than 4 habits to work on each week since that seems to be the number that most people could do without a problem.

COW 12

Drink 8 glasses of water each day. (1 point for each day)
Do 30 minutes of exercise every day (1 point for each day)
2 servings of calcium each day (It can be a supplement if you can't drink milk)(1 point for each day)
Do something for someone else (1 point for each day)



When you send me your points please post your total in your RE and then in the main part of the pm list your points as follows:

XX days of drinking water
XX days of exercising for 30 minutes per day
XX days of calcium
XX days doing something for someone else


This challlenge runs from Friday March 26, 2010 to Thursday April 1, 2010. On Friday April 2, 2010 pm me your points for the week. The COW results will be posted the same day the weekly totals are posted.

HAve fun with the COW.

Don't forget to send me COW 11 points.

donac
03-26-2010, 04:26 AM
Sorry the COW is late. I forgot about it when I got home from yoga last night.

My girlfriend was an oncology nurse but also a trained massage therapist. She gives massages to a many cancer patients even though she is not an oncology nurse any more.

tigger813
03-26-2010, 05:46 AM
OK, somehow I was able to get rid of most of what I gained last weekend! Only up 1.8. A lot better than the 5-6 I was up on Monday! No exercise (except for the 4 massages I gave) but I really tried to watch what I ate except for Wednesday! So only 1 more pound to get back to 45.

Going to clean and bake some cookies for the family as I haven't made any in a long time. DD2 was asking for chocolate chip cookies last night while I was at work! I'll watch some movies or listen to the audiobook of Fellowship of the Ring. Love the movie but never read the book. Thought this would be a good way for me to do it. I started listening to it in the car yesterday and at work before my client.

Gonna eat light throughout the day so I can enjoy the Cheesecake Factory tonight! Hopefully DH is feeling ok to go out! His cough sounds terrible. I don't think he slept very well last night. And DD2 has been talking and yelling in her sleep since 4am. It's funny when she was crying, "But I'm not tired!"

mikamah
03-26-2010, 07:00 AM
Mikamah- It's still 54 degrees here! I can't believe they say it will be snowing before 7 in the morning! Doesn't seem possible! Couldn't believe it was 60 degrees at 8 tonight! :confused3
And now it's 28 here and snowing!!! Oh well, could be worse. Hope it's all short-lived. You did great getting back on track, and decreasing that gain. You'll be back to 45 gone before you know it.

Dd and I just had another talk about eating healthy, and what junk food can do to you. She remembers her Poppie giving himself insulin shots, and doesn't want that. We got out her Tinkerbell lunchbox, put an apple in it, bagged some broccoli & carrots, got out a gogurt and a string cheese, put them in the front of the fridge with a water bottle to put in before she heads to DH's parents tomorrow morning. She has her healthy lunch and snacks all ready! Dh talked to his parents, told them to lay off the junk. Steps in the right direction. :thumbsup


Sorry to hog the boards tonight, thanks for the support!That is so great. I'm glad you were able to make some progress. I think arming your daughter with the healthy foods, and the power to say she wants to eat healthy will help your inlaws too. You are an awesome mom. All those little steps will bring you all in the right, healthy direction.:hug:

I did have one really neat thing happen today: A colleague asked me if I had lost a lot of weight! :banana: It happens so slowly I don't think I noticed it on myself, so it was nice being complimented. Tomorow I have an appointment to look at wedding dresses, that will definitely give me some motivation.How exciting to look for wedding dresses. Congratulations Jessi. That is wonderful.

I am having my own struggle with child care tonight. I've been having the same concerns about food, and each time we address it, our provider promises to serve healthier meals and snacks. Then the following week, when we pick her up at 5:15, she's eating Chex Mix! DD is not chunky but is a little above average in weight, considering she's below avg height. Mainly I'm just concerned about the crap she's eating. We have no family in the area and when we had DD our only option was to find home daycares since we couldn't afford full time daycare centers. We went thru an insane amount of interviews at horrible and mediocre places. We've been with our current person for 2 years now, and tonight I found out that she's recently been on Facebook all day long (on daycare days). We've had inklings that things weren't ideal the past few months, but this is the first concrete thing.
I could just cry at starting this whole search again and plunking my very shy DD into a brand new place. I'm not even sure if a center would be better. If we tighten our belt, we can technically afford a center now, even though it'd be $400 a month more than we pay now. Ouch.

And now back to our health and fitness thread... :upsidedow:hug: That is awful, to think your precious daughter isn't getting the attention she deserves and you pay for. When my son was little, I only used a center, figuring they would be more dependable, if a home provider was sick, etc, but I didn't realize there was that much of a price difference. Listen to your heart and your gut and do what you and dh feel is right for you all. It's a tough situation, but maybe if you talk it out with the provider, things will get better. Sending pixie dust your way that things work out.

Well, I'm the same this week. Better than a gain, but I think I need to get journalling my food again, and get some weight off. Seven more weighins! We can all see some losses in 7 weeks.

Happy friday.:)

tigger813
03-26-2010, 07:05 AM
It started snowing pretty hard here at 7:15 when it was time to head to the bus stop. DD1 insisted on walking so we got cold and wet! I think it's about done now! Remember what they say, "If you don't like the weather in NE, just wait a minute!"

redwalker
03-26-2010, 07:44 AM
It started snowing pretty hard here at 7:15 when it was time to head to the bus stop. DD1 insisted on walking so we got cold and wet! I think it's about done now! Remember what they say, "If you don't like the weather in NE, just wait a minute!"

or a second! Still snowing here. That is great you got rid of most of what we drank/ate last weekend. OK, full speed ahead. I have 3lbs to get rid of still from late weekend. Last night I went on a "workout date". I met up with some friends from high school. I was a guest at their gym. I did the treadmill for 2.5miles, then something like a elliptical for a mile. I had walked 3 miles earlier in the day. So, topping off the day for a 6.5 mile finish. I have a lot of work to do before the end of this challenge. Who knew loosing the last 8lbs would be so darn hard! Have a good day all!

Worfiedoodles
03-26-2010, 08:17 AM
Rain, snow, sleet -- I've seen it all this morning...Spring in New England...

I don't think I'm going to be able to do my yoga today -- big work project so I won't be able to leave early, so I'm going to plan right now to do a walk on the TM when I get home. There! I'm committed, and I will get some exercise today! I don't want to do anything too strenuous because my long run is tomorrow (6M), but I can't do nothing, either!

I have my eating plan for the day -- 2 pt breakfast of a vitamuffin and an apple: 98% FF Clam Chowder, Cape Cod Reduce Fat Chips, red peppers, grape tomatoes, Hostess 100 cal cupcakes for lunch (7.5 pts); and Wendy's chicken sandwich, Veggie Chips and dark chocolate treat (12.5 pts.) for dinner. That's in my range, and plenty of food! A bit high on the treat factor, but it's Friday -- I usually eat lunch at home, and I forgot my yogurt and afternoon snack. I expect to be so busy, I won't notice. Huge project due today, I'd better get busy!

I haven't had the toddler/preschool day care issue for awhile, but I remember it was stressful. DS was in a home daycare until he entered preschool, and we were very fortunate to find a good one. They are out there, and can be found! It's so hard when you are trying to do your best for your child...Being a mom is the toughest, most guilt-ridden job out there, but I don't know anyone who would trade it! Just do your best, and keep trying to do better -- it's a good philosophy for me for mothering and life in general!

Maria :upsidedow

pjlla
03-26-2010, 08:42 AM
Can you call them? Maybe they'll listen to you :laughing:
Yes, they are my childcare during the day. Didn't mean to make it sound like I leave her there for weeks at the time. I have talked until I am BLUE in the face, and they'll get better, for a while. Like I've mentioned, my Daddy passed away in Sept., shortly thereafter my husband's grandmother went into the hospital/rehab for 2 months, then my father in law had knee replacement and MIL got shingles. She was a little overweight, but not bad, until this school year. Granted, I have been struggling mentally and physically, also.

I breastfed her for over 2 years, and she did the Baby Super Foods Diet until the middle of last school year. Kelp, oats, tofu,veggies, etc. When they started giving her "real" food as they called it, it, she got hooked on mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and chicken nuggets. Out with what I packed, and it became tv dinners as they had their own struggles. You are exactly right. She is ours, and I need to start packing her healthy foods again. I really wish I could just clean out their cabinets, so the other options wouldn't be there for her.

Honestly, paying for childcare isn't an option for us. Not only financially, but b/c I disagree with the 1 childcare center here, and I am a firm believer in family time for small children. I haven't said much this year, b/c of circumstances, but I am getting more and more frustrated and will just have to lay it on the line again. And, I need DH to talk to his parents. I just wish they would look at what they did to him, and turn around.

I am SO sorry if I came down hard on you yesterday. I re-read my post and it is too harsh. I guess I was just feeling very passionate about the subject.

I'm sure that you are doing everything you can to provide the best for your children. And when people you count on, like full-time babysitters, aren't backing you up and they are having difficulties in their own lives, it makes things really tough.

Try starting out by packing up a full day's food and snacks for DD and telling the grandparents that that is what she is to eat for the day.... just that and nothing more. Mention that you are concerned about her health and you would like to try this "for just a few weeks".... hopefully by then it might be a good habit?

Again... sorry if I sounded really judgemental. I was just concerned. :flower3:
...................P

happysmyly
03-26-2010, 08:54 AM
Good morning, everyone!
I love eating my breakfast reading through your posts... and was feeling very sorry for those of you with snow again this morning. And then--well I look out my window here and, yes, indeed, it's snowing here again! Agh! We had such plans today to get some stuff done outside (putting up a new fence around the chicken coop so they can get outside again).

I am still coughing and congested which has made it hard to exercise this week--but I am very pleased to report a really good loss this morning-:cool1:-the pounds from the funeral/trip are gone as well as an additional 3 pounds!!!

I am finally a believer in the power of drinking lots of water (have always just done the minimums) and want to thank Donac for the COWs--they really helped me keep more on track this week than I would have without it. And a huge thank you to everyone here--you guys are the best!!!

Have a great day and a fabulously magical weekend!!
:) Liz

princessbride6205
03-26-2010, 10:46 AM
Hello, all! :wave2: I will be your coach this week.
I'm 28, mom to a 2.5 yr old DD, work full time outside the home, and I've always been interested in fitness. I just haven't always put that into practice. After DD was born I didn't exercise regularly and I was eating too much. I managed to lose the baby weight relatively easily so I just stopped trying after I saw that number. (Of course not taking into account that my pre-baby weight was the heaviest I'd ever been!) I started my current weight loss journey in early 2009 and joined BL. I've lost 20 pounds, and I only have 1 pound to go to goal - so much of this success is due to the support and accountability I've found here.

Friday QOTD: How do you deal with treats? Do you have a splurge day, avoid them altogether, find healthy treats?

tigger813
03-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Friday QOTD: I eat Skinny COWS and as you all know, I have my handful of M&Ms everyday! On the weekends I splurge a bit with my DRINKS!

:banana:Tonight I will have a nice supper and a piece of cheesecake and a drink! DH and I each had a Boston Market meal that was uner 500 calories so we are saving up for supper. I am about to go make some chocolate chip cookies for the girls and baby-sitter. She is a co-worker/college student who has several younger siblings so I'm totally psyched that she's coming tonight to spend with the girls. She is going to paint their nails for this weekend so they are also psyched. I will leave them money for pizza.

maiziezoe
03-26-2010, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the info on the teams! I'm also so hesitant about joining an established group, like I'm an outsider. My own hang up. :)

I'm soooo glad your son asked you about that and didn't just listen to what his peers said! Great opportunity for you to have that discussion. I throw out comments all the time because like you said, they're talking about it at school.

I'll join with you Jen!!!

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-26-2010, 11:47 AM
I'm gleeful! Like bouncing up and down gleeful! After eight years, I'm finally below the weight I was on the day I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter! I've been bouncing around with the same 20-30 pounds for that long! Okay, minus the nine months pregnant with DD1 and nine months pregnant with DD2, but still! I'm so happy, happy, happy!

AND! I get to put a 30 pound sign on my siggy!

AND! I've lost enough as of today that my scale is now showing my weight loss in 0.2 increments instead of 0.5 increments!

Yep, giddy!

maiziezoe
03-26-2010, 12:04 PM
I am having an awesome day!

My weigh in this morning was FAN-freaking-Tastic. Down 3.7 pounds for the week. I've now lost a total of 35.3 pounds and I am in WONDERLAND! Oh, it feels so good!!!

I'm going out tonight for the first time in a long time. I'm seeing some friends that I haven't seen in years (since I was thin 6 years ago)... so, they are going to think I am so much heavier than I used to be, but I know I've lost 35 pounds. So crazy... but I am beyond excited. *giggle*... I was just thinking about the last time a majority of them saw me... I had red hair and bangs! Now I have black, long, straight, bangless hair! Oh, and I used to drink back then... I haven't done that in over 6 years. Thank goodness I am still completely obnoxious when I am sober!!! Whooo Hooo! It's going to be FUN!

QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?

I started cooking healthful meals. They don't really have a choice because I am the only one that cooks in this house. :laughing: If they don't like it, they don't have to eat it but I am not going to cook something else for them.

My hubby has lost 30 pounds on my journey. My kids, are all so thin, I actually worry about them losing too much weight. This morning when my 5 year old was weighing-in on the Wii Fit, I joked that if he loses any more weight, DCFS is going to come and take him away. He is very tiny... has been since he was 4 months old and was diagnosed with failure to thrive.


Friday QOTD: How do you deal with treats? Do you have a splurge day, avoid them altogether, find healthy treats?

I do not have a splurge day. I have a treat every day but it is a "healthy" treat. I usually have a Skinny Cow after dinner. Sometimes, I will have a 100 calorie Hostess Snack Pack. I really don't eat anything that isn't low calorie, low fat, low carb, etc.

tigger813
03-26-2010, 12:10 PM
I'm gleeful! Like bouncing up and down gleeful! After eight years, I'm finally below the weight I was on the day I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter! I've been bouncing around with the same 20-30 pounds for that long! Okay, minus the nine months pregnant with DD1 and nine months pregnant with DD2, but still! I'm so happy, happy, happy!

AND! I get to put a 30 pound sign on my siggy!

AND! I've lost enough as of today that my scale is now showing my weight loss in 0.2 increments instead of 0.5 increments!

Yep, giddy!

WOOHOO !!!! CONGRATS! Isn't that great feeling!!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::ba nana::banana::banana::banana::banana::yay::yay::ya y::yay::yay::dance3::dance3::dance3::dance3:

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-26-2010, 12:59 PM
Hey, there is the new group of INCREDIBLES!!! Of which I am a member, as well as Lisah and 3tinksandaneeyore.

Yes, definitely come on over and join us! It's going to be a [cough] incredible thread!

Dd and I just had another talk about eating healthy, and what junk food can do to you. She remembers her Poppie giving himself insulin shots, and doesn't want that. We got out her Tinkerbell lunchbox, put an apple in it, bagged some broccoli & carrots, got out a gogurt and a string cheese, put them in the front of the fridge with a water bottle to put in before she heads to DH's parents tomorrow morning. She has her healthy lunch and snacks all ready! Dh talked to his parents, told them to lay off the junk. Steps in the right direction. :thumbsup

You go, girl!

Tomorow I have an appointment to look at wedding dresses, that will definitely give me some motivation.

Have a joyous time looking at wedding dresses! It's been eighteen years since I did that and I still remember how much fun I had! Are you taking some friends with you?

And, get your school psych or behaviorist in your classroom to help with that kiddo! Sounds like a new behavior support plan is needed. It shouldn't all be on you. That's why they call them IEP teams!

I am having my own struggle with child care tonight. I've been having the same concerns about food, and each time we address it, our provider promises to serve healthier meals and snacks. Then the following week, when we pick her up at 5:15, she's eating Chex Mix!

Gah! Childcare can be so problematic. I love the Montessori preschool my youngest attends, but every now and then, I find that they will turn a movie or something on in the afternoon. The morning teachers would never do that, but the afternoon is considered "childcare" and most of the lead teachers leave by 3:30. I finally had to say something to the director. But, I figure that's a small issue. Overall, I feel really lucky to have found a good place. But, I must have checked out 20 or so by phone and narrowed it down to six that I went to visit before deciding on the one we did. Good luck with those iffy snacks!

Gonna eat light throughout the day so I can enjoy the Cheesecake Factory tonight!

Ohhh, Cheesecake Factory! I love the Cheesecake Factory. Now I'm drooling.

And now it's 28 here and snowing!!!

It started snowing pretty hard here at 7:15 when it was time to head to the bus stop. DD1 insisted on walking so we got cold and wet! I think it's about done now! Remember what they say, "If you don't like the weather in NE, just wait a minute!"

Still snowing here.

Rain, snow, sleet -- I've seen it all this morning...Spring in New England...

And then--well I look out my window here and, yes, indeed, it's snowing here again!

Just thought I'd mention that I'm sitting here in the California sunshine on a patio outside of a Starbucks in my jeans and short sleeves and am beginning to get a bit warm. It's just about time to pick up my DD from parent participation preschool (today was my non-participation day) and I think I'll go home and change into shorts. Okay, I guess I'd better...

:duck:

:goodvibes

heatherlynn444
03-26-2010, 01:40 PM
QOTD: I have to have treats everyday or I will feel deprived, splurge, and go overboard!

donac
03-26-2010, 03:22 PM
Yes, definitely come on over and join us! It's going to be a [cough] incredible thread!

Do you have to be training for a Disney race to join? I can't see a Disney race in my future because of cost. Maybe after ds2 gets out of college.

You go, girl!



Have a joyous time looking at wedding dresses! It's been eighteen years since I did that and I still remember how much fun I had! Are you taking some friends with you?

My looking for a wedding dress was even longer (try 32 years) and my mother and sister were no help after I tried on my mother's dress. Once I tried it on they convince me to wear it. I had planned on making my dress since I have been sewing since I was 10 years old. But I needed their help to pick things out so I wore my mother's dress. I can't complain. I have been married for almost 32 years. Two of my other sisters wore it and they both ended up divorced.

And, get your school psych or behaviorist in your classroom to help with that kiddo! Sounds like a new behavior support plan is needed. It shouldn't all be on you. That's why they call them IEP teams!

Good luck with your classes. I hope today was a better day.


Gah! Childcare can be so problematic. I love the Montessori preschool my youngest attends, but every now and then, I find that they will turn a movie or something on in the afternoon. The morning teachers would never do that, but the afternoon is considered "childcare" and most of the lead teachers leave by 3:30. I finally had to say something to the director. But, I figure that's a small issue. Overall, I feel really lucky to have found a good place. But, I must have checked out 20 or so by phone and narrowed it down to six that I went to visit before deciding on the one we did. Good luck with those iffy snacks!

Child care is one of the most stressful things a mother goes through. I remember always thinking what if, what if. Nothing ever came true but it was still in my brain.



Ohhh, Cheesecake Factory! I love the Cheesecake Factory. Now I'm drooling.

We have only been there once. We didn't have lunch just cheesecake so that we could enjoy it.









Just thought I'd mention that I'm sitting here in the California sunshine on a patio outside of a Starbucks in my jeans and short sleeves and am beginning to get a bit warm. It's just about time to pick up my DD from parent participation preschool (today was my non-participation day) and I think I'll go home and change into shorts. Okay, I guess I'd better...

I am so jealous. It was very warm last weekend and even until yesterday. I walked out of school and couldn't believe how cold and windy it was. Snow flurries for tonight.

:duck:

:goodvibes

Today was supposed to be the startt of my spring break. But with snow days they are making us go in on Mon and Tues and the following MOn. I don't feel like going in but we already have 5 people out of the department and they have no idea how many subs we will be getting. I also think another guy is not going to show up on Mon. He wasn't in today and someone had to make up lesson plans for him. Just a hunch.

We also got a directive today that supposedly came from higher ups.

"To all staff…..

Due to the anticipated large number of absences next week, please refrain from giving quizzes, tests or starting new material on 3/29, 3/30 & 4/5."

Any one have any ideas what we can do. :confused3:confused3

I didn't weigh in this morning since I was so achy from yoga last night. I forgot to take a couple of advil after class. I will do it tomorrow morning.

Congrats to all the losers this week.:banana:

QOTD I love something sweet after dinner. I miss having a smalll piece of chocolate. I was pretty good about making sure they fit into my plan and that I didn't over do with it.

Have a great evening everyone.

jenanderson
03-26-2010, 03:39 PM
"To all staff…..

Due to the anticipated large number of absences next week, please refrain from giving quizzes, tests or starting new material on 3/29, 3/30 & 4/5."

Any one have any ideas what we can do. :confused3:confused3



Dona -

I am not sure what level you teach but can you do like some enrichment sort of activity? Try things like brain teasers or logic puzzles. I do this often because I teach at a private school and there are all the days before vacation where my kids leave early to go on vacation and I have just a handful left. We do a lot of creative thinking type of activities.

Hope you come up with some plans that don't take too much extra planning on your part!

Jen

donac
03-26-2010, 03:54 PM
Dona -

I am not sure what level you teach but can you do like some enrichment sort of activity? Try things like brain teasers or logic puzzles. I do this often because I teach at a private school and there are all the days before vacation where my kids leave early to go on vacation and I have just a handful left. We do a lot of creative thinking type of activities.

Hope you come up with some plans that don't take too much extra planning on your part!

Jen

I wasn;t teaching anything new for the next couple of days because I have good kids who are never out. They usually go on vacation during vacation time.

I teach 4 classes of AP calc and it is less than 6 weeks until their big test. I gave them enough work to keep them busy all week next week. They are the point where they are just starting to review so that quote from central from funny because that is what I was going to do.

My geometry class is going to either work on a project at home or during class on Mon and Tues.

jennz
03-26-2010, 04:24 PM
I'll join with you Jen!!!

Thanks my friend! I'll meet you on the Incredibles thread. ;)

Any chance of doing the Princess 1/2 next year? I'm thinking about it...Kathy and Lisa will be there (RIGHT??!!!)...who else?? Bring on the peer pressure.:rotfl:

I'm gleeful! Like bouncing up and down gleeful! After eight years, I'm finally below the weight I was on the day I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter! I've been bouncing around with the same 20-30 pounds for that long! Okay, minus the nine months pregnant with DD1 and nine months pregnant with DD2, but still! I'm so happy, happy, happy!

AND! I get to put a 30 pound sign on my siggy!

AND! I've lost enough as of today that my scale is now showing my weight loss in 0.2 increments instead of 0.5 increments!

Yep, giddy!

:woohoo: That is awesome!!!!



Yes, definitely come on over and join us! It's going to be a [cough] incredible thread!

You go, girl!

Have a joyous time looking at wedding dresses! It's been eighteen years since I did that and I still remember how much fun I had! Are you taking some friends with you?

And, get your school psych or behaviorist in your classroom to help with that kiddo! Sounds like a new behavior support plan is needed. It shouldn't all be on you. That's why they call them IEP teams!

Gah! Childcare can be so problematic. I love the Montessori preschool my youngest attends, but every now and then, I find that they will turn a movie or something on in the afternoon. The morning teachers would never do that, but the afternoon is considered "childcare" and most of the lead teachers leave by 3:30. I finally had to say something to the director. But, I figure that's a small issue. Overall, I feel really lucky to have found a good place. But, I must have checked out 20 or so by phone and narrowed it down to six that I went to visit before deciding on the one we did. Good luck with those iffy snacks!

Ohhh, Cheesecake Factory! I love the Cheesecake Factory. Now I'm drooling.

Just thought I'd mention that I'm sitting here in the California sunshine on a patio outside of a Starbucks in my jeans and short sleeves and am beginning to get a bit warm. It's just about time to pick up my DD from parent participation preschool (today was my non-participation day) and I think I'll go home and change into shorts. Okay, I guess I'd better...

:duck:

:goodvibes

Braggart! lol I'm just jealous. At least it's sunny here with our 43 degrees. Just watched the rain on Anne's house on the news.

Well I have escaped/self-banished myself to my bedroom. DD is having a sleep over with her 11 bff's for her birthday tonight.:scared1: They are LOUD!!! The dogs ran away before I did.

Any quick game ideas for them?

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-26-2010, 04:49 PM
Braggart! lol I'm just jealous. At least it's sunny here with our 43 degrees. Just watched the rain on Anne's house on the news.

Well I have escaped/self-banished myself to my bedroom. DD is having a sleep over with her 11 bff's for her birthday tonight.:scared1: They are LOUD!!! The dogs ran away before I did.

Any quick game ideas for them?

I know! I'm bad. Sorry!

How about a scavenger hunt? Depending on how much you want to confine them or set them free, you could have them search for items in a) your DD's room, b) your house, c) nature items from your yard, or d) odds and ends from your neighbors' houses. We just had a bunch of fourth graders last weekend looking for a Lego, a Polly Pocket shoe, an empty toilet paper roll, a February magazine, and some other items.

jennz
03-26-2010, 05:02 PM
Thanks - great idea! I'll set that up. I just sent them out to park and finished a truth or dare ball. Off to set that scavenger hunt up!

maiziezoe
03-26-2010, 05:37 PM
I know! I'm bad. Sorry!

How about a scavenger hunt? Depending on how much you want to confine them or set them free, you could have them search for items in a) your DD's room, b) your house, c) nature items from your yard, or d) odds and ends from your neighbors' houses. We just had a bunch of fourth graders last weekend looking for a Lego, a Polly Pocket shoe, an empty toilet paper roll, a February magazine, and some other items.

A scavenger hunt is a great idea!! We used to do that with our church every year right before Thanksgiving. We had a list of things to find and then we would ask each house for a canned food item to give to the food pantry.

Thanks my friend! I'll meet you on the Incredibles thread. ;)

Any chance of doing the Princess 1/2 next year? I'm thinking about it...Kathy and Lisa will be there (RIGHT??!!!)...who else?? Bring on the peer pressure.:rotfl:


I've actually been considering doing the Princess next year!!! :cool1:

corinnak
03-26-2010, 06:30 PM
So sorry I've been so absent this week! I have to start by saying a huge

Congratulations Maria!!!!

Way to rock that loss!

Wow - lots of chatter about next year's Princess....I know I said I'd probably do it just that once, but I am notoriously susceptible to race-related peer pressure. They haven't opened 2011 yet, have they? Not that I'm anywhere near ready to commit to it, but it is tempting to think we could have a BL DISmeet at that event in 2011. :)

The QOTD thread is all caught up - I thought I had done it earlier in the week, but apparently had some difficulties - technical or otherwise. :confused3

And now for my own QOTD catch-up:

3/23 Tuesday QOTD: So yesterday we talked about trouble spots, today I want you to tell me what you like best about your body. Why is this spot your favorite?

I think I've mentioned my wrists in the past - they have gotten so slim, they are the same size as my 10 year old son's now! I am also a big fan of my legs - I have a very short waist so all my height is in my legs. They might have a few muscles in them at this point, even. If only they weren't so pasty, pasty white. :laughing:

3/24 Wednesday QOTD: When it comes to exercise, which do you feel is more important, cardio or strength? And why?

It's so hard to choose. Cardio is important, no question, but I have to admit, I started really seeing results, changes and improvements in every area when I added more strength training. Thank goodness we don't actually have to choose one or the other!

3/25 Thursday QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?

I think the main thing has been that it has been MY heathy lifestyle - I am not forcing it on anyone else in the family. They all benefit from the healthier dinners, my increasing the purchase of more organic/heathy/natural foods and decreasing some of the "junk," and the example of my working out...well, it doesn't make my DH want to work out, but the kids often want to join me in a DVD, and sometimes my younger son will just spontaneously start running around "for exercise." He also wants to know when he can run a half marathon with me. Sweet boy.

We also talk about stopping eating when they're full as being something that they are REALLY good at doing and something that I am trying to get better at doing.

3/26 Friday QOTD: How do you deal with treats? Do you have a splurge day, avoid them altogether, find healthy treats?

I eat food I enjoy every day of the week - mostly treats that will work FOR me - popcorn with t. of olive oil, greek yogurt with frozen berries and a measured portion of chocolate chips, banana with peanut butter, tofu chocolate mousse.

The kids and I plan to have McDonald's Ice Cream every Friday when I pick them up from school, too. Friday is the last day of my points week, so it's a good day for a little splurge. At 3 points, it's not so bad. :) It also reminds me of the time that DH and I lost weight together before our wedding and we had McDonald's soft serve pretty much every single night of the week - we would each save calories (cards, actually) for it every day. It was back when they had chocolate and vanilla both - those were the days, I tell ya. :thumbsup2

I also, as princessbride knows (because she got roped in to my pre-race ritual earlier this month!), I always get a chocolate or twist ice cream the night before a big race. :thumbsup2

Eeyores Butterfly
03-26-2010, 08:14 PM
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sskem96
03-26-2010, 08:18 PM
QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?

DH is on board, but he does like a little piece of chocolate after dinner. He says he'd love to get a quarter machine of M&M's in the house so he would have to pay for his treat, the portion would be right, and then he could put that money towards our next Disney trip! He's thin in my opinion, 5'11" and about 175#, but he'd like to trim a little off his belly. The kids know that they should eat healthy and they know how to read the labels on food and everything, but a lot of times they just want the junk and don't care about the consequences. It's hard on them that a lot of kids their age can eat nothing but junk and are still thin, but my kids gain weight just by looking at a cookie! I guess they take after me in that respect. DH and I are trying to eat really healthy ourselves to set a good example so we don't feel like we're being mean by restricting their diets too much.


Friday QOTD: How do you deal with treats? Do you have a splurge day, avoid them altogether, find healthy treats?

I only have a splurge day when I'm hormonal and can't control myself! I generally try to have fruit for dessert, like strawberries dipped in a little chocolate Cool Whip. It's healthy, but still tastes like a real treat. If it's something like a party with cake and ice cream, I do have some, but I journal it and count the points.

Worfiedoodles
03-26-2010, 08:30 PM
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tigger813
03-26-2010, 08:38 PM
Just back from the Cheesecake Factory! I'm so full! I had one margarita. We split the Buffalo Blasts(awesome!), Thai Lettuce wraps( yummy) and TeXMex eggrolls (also yummy) There were 4 of us! Then I had the Crispy Spicy Beef with white rice! Huge serving and I only ate half of it! Then I had the Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Cheesecake. They don't have my favorite anymore the Oreo Mudslide. Apparently too much trans fat so they are reworking it!

We then walked around the mall. I got the girls each a headband at Claire's to wear with their Easter dresses.

2 Clients in the morning, a 1 hour massage and a pregnancy massage. Also have to pick up the soccer equipment. DH will be taking the girls to a b;day party at Chuck E Cheese. DSIL will be over sometime tomorrow afternoon to celebrate DD1s first Communion.

Thinking about getting ready for bed as I can't stop yawning. I will eat well tomorrow. Gonna finish my dinner from tonight and not much else. DD1 will finish my cheesecake!

Good night all!

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-26-2010, 08:42 PM
Back again lol:goodvibes
Thanks everyone for the encouragement.
Jennz if I see any filming I'll try to get pics or something better :D

I sadly have alot to go. But since Wensday, which is when I got back on track, I've lost 3lbs and I get a prize if I lose 2 more :goodvibes
My mom has mad this into a great losing weight challange. She got me a New Moon poster to look at for when I start getting off track I can look at it and get back on XD
She said for every so much weight I lose I get something for doing so well.
Also I get fun notes from my mom of different characeters sending me messages of encouragement.
So far Jack Sparrow, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black have all been used as encouragement. Its awesome XD

~Kailey~

my3princes
03-26-2010, 09:44 PM
I did not have a good weigh in this morning. I was up 1.8 lbs :confused3 Of course this did not put me in a stay on plan kind of mood. Anyhow, I had made orange cranberry muffins last night and used a can of diet orange soda rather than the milk, eggs and oil. They were Freaking Amazing. So moist. So while one was not horrible for me, I ate way more than one. The good news is that they are gone so I can't screw up tomorrow.

redlight
03-26-2010, 09:46 PM
I'm down one pound for the week. I'm down exactly 30 and I'm so close to the original goal!

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-26-2010, 09:59 PM
Thanks - great idea! I'll set that up. I just sent them out to park and finished a truth or dare ball. Off to set that scavenger hunt up!

Let me know how it works out! I'm glad you liked the idea. :)

A scavenger hunt is a great idea!! We used to do that with our church every year right before Thanksgiving. We had a list of things to find and then we would ask each house for a canned food item to give to the food pantry.

What a great idea to collect for the food locker! Now my mind is turning over a canned goods scavenger hunt for my Girl Scout troop!

I've actually been considering doing the Princess next year!!! :cool1:

That's awesome! I wish you and some of the others would consider the Disneyland Half, instead, though!

Just back from the Cheesecake Factory! I'm so full! I had one margarita. We split the Buffalo Blasts(awesome!), Thai Lettuce wraps( yummy) and TeXMex eggrolls (also yummy) There were 4 of us! Then I had the Crispy Spicy Beef with white rice! Huge serving and I only ate half of it! Then I had the Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Cheesecake. They don't have my favorite anymore the Oreo Mudslide. Apparently too much trans fat so they are reworking it!

Yep, drooling. Someone get me a towel. Have a wonderful time at your daughter's First Communion tomorrow.

My mom has mad this into a great losing weight challange. She got me a New Moon poster to look at for when I start getting off track I can look at it and get back on XD
She said for every so much weight I lose I get something for doing so well.
Also I get fun notes from my mom of different characeters sending me messages of encouragement.
So far Jack Sparrow, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black have all been used as encouragement.

How fun you and your mom have made this journey!

I did not have a good weigh in this morning. I was up 1.8 lbs :confused3 Of course this did not put me in a stay on plan kind of mood. Anyhow, I had made orange cranberry muffins last night and used a can of diet orange soda rather than the milk, eggs and oil. They were Freaking Amazing. So moist. So while one was not horrible for me, I ate way more than one. The good news is that they are gone so I can't screw up tomorrow.

You'd think not having a good weigh in would make us dig in our heels, wouldn't you? I'm the same way, though. And, can I have the recipe for those orange cranberry muffins? They sound great! I'll keep them in the freezer and portion myself.

I'm down one pound for the week. I'm down exactly 30 and I'm so close to the original goal!

Congratulations! :banana::banana: Isn't it just terrific to see all this hard work pay off?

my3princes
03-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Let me know how it works out! I'm glad you liked the idea. :)



What a great idea to collect for the food locker! Now my mind is turning over a canned goods scavenger hunt for my Girl Scout troop!



That's awesome! I wish you and some of the others would consider the Disneyland Half, instead, though!



Yep, drooling. Someone get me a towel. Have a wonderful time at your daughter's First Communion tomorrow.



How fun you and your mom have made this journey!



You'd think not having a good weigh in would make us dig in our heels, wouldn't you? I'm the same way, though. And, can I have the recipe for those orange cranberry muffins? They sound great! I'll keep them in the freezer and portion myself.



Congratulations! :banana::banana: Isn't it just terrific to see all this hard work pay off?



This is a really tough recipe :rotfl:

One box mix: :rotfl:Pillsbury Quick Bread Cranberry

place dry mix in mixing bowl, add one can of diet orange soda and mix. Bake as directed on box.

Easy and Yummy. Can't beat that. My youngest wants me to make blueberry muffins using diet orange soda. He's 7 and thinks it will be tasty :rotfl2:

I was told at WW that you can do it with any box mix and they wind up being about 2 points each.

mikamah
03-27-2010, 06:37 AM
Welcome coach princessbride! Thanks for coaching this week. You name is so sweet- were you a princess bride in wdw 6/2/05? It's one of those names that has me curious.
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Friday QOTD: How do you deal with treats? Do you have a splurge day, avoid them altogether, find healthy treats? When I am op with the food, I will have one treat a day, usually chocolate, a ww ice cream treat, of a couple dove chocolate pieces, but lately haven't been on, so the bag of dove chocolate didn't last the week. I'm trying not to buy any treats in larger amounts, and go out and buy an individual size something when I want it. The other day my son and i split a pack of yodels. Don't know why, just wanted a snack with my coffee on the way to the park. But 1 and a half yodels is better than the box of 12.

I'm gleeful! Like bouncing up and down gleeful! After eight years, I'm finally below the weight I was on the day I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter! I've been bouncing around with the same 20-30 pounds for that long! Okay, minus the nine months pregnant with DD1 and nine months pregnant with DD2, but still! I'm so happy, happy, happy!

AND! I get to put a 30 pound sign on my siggy!

AND! I've lost enough as of today that my scale is now showing my weight loss in 0.2 increments instead of 0.5 increments!

Yep, giddy!Whoo hoo!!!!!!:cool1: You should be gleeful!!! 30 pounds is awesome, and such a great feeling to be back to pre pregnant weight.

My weigh in this morning was FAN-freaking-Tastic. Down 3.7 pounds for the week. I've now lost a total of 35.3 pounds and I am in WONDERLAND! Oh, it feels so good!!! Whoo hoo!!!!:cheer2::dance3::cheer2: ONE-derland is sooooooo wonderful!!! Congratulations, your hard work is showing!!!

Yes, definitely come on over and join us! It's going to be a [cough] incredible thread!


Just thought I'd mention that I'm sitting here in the California sunshine on a patio outside of a Starbucks in my jeans and short sleeves and am beginning to get a bit warm. It's just about time to pick up my DD from parent participation preschool (today was my non-participation day) and I think I'll go home and change into shorts. Okay, I guess I'd better...on the run/walk thread, you are right, it is going to be incredible!!!, on the california sunshine, starbucks in a shortsleeve top, and going to put on shorts, I am sooooooo jealous! But it is going to get back in the balmy 30s today here. :rotfl:

Today was supposed to be the startt of my spring break. But with snow days they are making us go in on Mon and Tues and the following MOn. I don't feel like going in but we already have 5 people out of the department and they have no idea how many subs we will be getting. I also think another guy is not going to show up on Mon. He wasn't in today and someone had to make up lesson plans for him. Just a hunch.

We also got a directive today that supposedly came from higher ups.

"To all staff…..

Due to the anticipated large number of absences next week, please refrain from giving quizzes, tests or starting new material on 3/29, 3/30 & 4/5."

Any one have any ideas what we can do. :confused3:confused3

I didn't weigh in this morning since I was so achy from yoga last night. I forgot to take a couple of advil after class. I will do it tomorrow morning.

Congrats to all the losers this week.:banana:That so bites you have to give up part of your vacation. You work hard all year, and so deserve it. I don't know if your calc students would like it, but yesterday michael's class had fun friday, and they all made masks of fairy tale characters and acted out the fairy tale stories. He had a blast.
As far as the WISH teams, my understanding is that they are for anyone interested in walking/running, trying to get healthier. All are welcome. You should come on over and join, the more the merrier.


Thanks my friend! I'll meet you on the Incredibles thread. ;)

Any chance of doing the Princess 1/2 next year? I'm thinking about it...Kathy and Lisa will be there (RIGHT??!!!)...who else?? Bring on the peer pressure.:rotfl:
Whoo hoo!! Go incredibles!! The princess half, I'm truly hoping and planning to be there!! Anything can happen, and it is a huge motivator for me not to give up. I honestly don't imagine myself running the whole thing, having only run a half mile straight at this point, but I can imagine myself running and walking it. I would loooove to meet some of my wish friends in person too. I think it will be a great reward for keeping up with this running journey.

I've actually been considering doing the Princess next year!!! :cool1:
Whoo hoo!!!! It would be amazing!!

Wow - lots of chatter about next year's Princess....I know I said I'd probably do it just that once, but I am notoriously susceptible to race-related peer pressure. They haven't opened 2011 yet, have they? Not that I'm anywhere near ready to commit to it, but it is tempting to think we could have a BL DISmeet at that event in 2011. :)Corinna, being such a big inspiration to me, and so many others, I think you'll need to do the princess with us, as our mentor.

Back again lol:goodvibes
Thanks everyone for the encouragement.
Jennz if I see any filming I'll try to get pics or something better :D

I sadly have alot to go. But since Wensday, which is when I got back on track, I've lost 3lbs and I get a prize if I lose 2 more :goodvibes
My mom has mad this into a great losing weight challange. She got me a New Moon poster to look at for when I start getting off track I can look at it and get back on XD
She said for every so much weight I lose I get something for doing so well.
Also I get fun notes from my mom of different characeters sending me messages of encouragement.
So far Jack Sparrow, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black have all been used as encouragement. Its awesome XD

~Kailey~Congratulations on losing 3 pounds!! I love your plan and your rewards. So, are you team jacob or team edward???? And I just saw there's a team jasper! I do need to see the movies. I loved the books, but only saw twilight, and didn't love it, so I didn't want to see new moon with the fear I wouldn't love it, after loving the books.

I'm down one pound for the week. I'm down exactly 30 and I'm so close to the original goal!Whoo hoo!!!!!!:thumbsup230 pounds rocks!!

That's awesome! I wish you and some of the others would consider the Disneyland Half, instead, though!
I've always wanted to go to DL, and the half is usually labor day weekend, which is my vacation week. Maybe in 2011, after the princess!! I love making vacation plans!!

This is a really tough recipe :rotfl:

One box mix: :rotfl:Pillsbury Quick Bread Cranberry

place dry mix in mixing bowl, add one can of diet orange soda and mix. Bake as directed on box.

Easy and Yummy. Can't beat that. My youngest wants me to make blueberry muffins using diet orange soda. He's 7 and thinks it will be tasty :rotfl2:

I was told at WW that you can do it with any box mix and they wind up being about 2 points each.That sounds awesome. I've only done angel cake with a can of crushed pineapple.

We are heading to my brother's in western MA for the weekend. My son and niece are so excited to see the Diary of a Wimpy kid movie today. It's like the twilight series for the elementary gang. I'm going to do my run/walk now before we go, even though it is only 20 degrees out. I don't want to miss it. I still find myself amazed at how much I'm liking it, and want to do it. It may have more to do with an additional disney trip if I continue than anything else, but whatever it takes to keep moving.:rotfl:

Have a great weekend everyone!:)

flipflopmom
03-27-2010, 07:51 AM
Again... sorry if I sounded really judgemental. I was just concerned. :flower3:
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You didn't say anything I haven't already said a thousand times, hon. It did give me the kick in the butt to get back on to the grandparents again. Yesterday was good for her, we'll keep it going!

I'm gleeful! Like bouncing up and down gleeful! After eight years, I'm finally below the weight I was on the day I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter!

:cool1::cool1: Way to go!

I am having an awesome day!

My weigh in this morning was FAN-freaking-Tastic. Down 3.7 pounds for the week. I've now lost a total of 35.3 pounds and I am in WONDERLAND! Oh, it feels so good!!! !

Congrats to you!!!!!!!! :banana:


I'm down one pound for the week. I'm down exactly 30 and I'm so close to the original goal!

And a :yay::yay: for you!



Whoo hoo!! Go incredibles!! The princess half, I'm truly hoping and planning to be there!! Anything can happen, and it is a huge motivator for me not to give up. I honestly don't imagine myself running the whole thing, having only run a half mile straight at this point, but I can imagine myself running and walking it. I would loooove to meet some of my wish friends in person too. I think it will be a great reward for keeping up with this running journey.
Whoo hoo!!!! It would be amazing!! Corinna, being such a big inspiration to me, and so many others, I think you'll need to do the princess with us, as our mentor. Have a great weekend everyone!:)

I would like to do the half, too, but I am definitely going to give it until at least 2012. I am running 2 1/2 miles now, but the half just seems....daunting. I'd like to get a couple of 5Ks, 8Ks, 10Ks under my belt first!

My weigh in wasn't great, but at least no gain. Still at last week's weight. I am pleased it wasn't up, after a week of no exercise, and little water.

I am pleased to report I JUST RAN!!! It felt soooo great. I :love: endorphins! Starting week 8 of C25K, cannot believe I only have 5 more workouts until I graduate! I was expecting a really low stamina after 6 days off, but I ran 29 minutes, 2 1/2 miles. Add in my warm up, cool down walks, did 3 miles in 36 minutes. That's actually about 3 miles faster than Sunday. My mouth did not hurt AT ALL during the run, but pounded for about 15 solid minutes once I stop. Guess I need to pull a Forrest Gump and just run forever!

I have a question for all of you runners out there. I am avg. a 12minute mile right now, which I don't feel too terribly about since I started running Feb. 8 for the first time in 14 years. I would like to get it down to a 10 min. mile at least. When I graduate the program, would it be okay to alternate between seeing how far I can get in 30 minutes of running, concentrating more on speed, and then the next run slow down and increase the distance? go from 3miles, to 3.5, to 4, etc??? Also, at what point are you considered "conditioned" enough to run daily? The c25K program says every other day...

I was soooo bad last night. Went to Texas Steakhouse, and ate wayyy too much. I haven't splurged on a meal like that in 3 months, and you know what? I don't care! It was delicious, exactly what I wanted, and I've had my fill for quite some time. After my run, my weight was only up .7 from yesterday. I have given myself permission to not feel bad about that 1 meal.

corinnak
03-27-2010, 08:26 AM
Whoo hoo!! Go incredibles!! The princess half, I'm truly hoping and planning to be there!! Anything can happen, and it is a huge motivator for me not to give up. I honestly don't imagine myself running the whole thing, having only run a half mile straight at this point, but I can imagine myself running and walking it. I would loooove to meet some of my wish friends in person too. I think it will be a great reward for keeping up with this running journey.

Corinna, being such a big inspiration to me, and so many others, I think you'll need to do the princess with us, as our mentor.


Yes, a big, FUN race like the princess is definitely a fantastic reward for keeping up with your running. And you don't know where you will be in one year's time. Running the whole thing is definitely a possibility, if you want it. Running and walking is good, too, though - lots of people finish strong that way!

Ah, you are pouring on the peer pressure, I see. Well, it's a definite maybe! I had a fantastic time this year, but it's a difficult time to get away. I am going to have to look at schedules etc. when they come out. After they announce the dates for 2011, that is.



I am pleased to report I JUST RAN!!! It felt soooo great. I :love: endorphins! Starting week 8 of C25K, cannot believe I only have 5 more workouts until I graduate! I was expecting a really low stamina after 6 days off, but I ran 29 minutes, 2 1/2 miles. Add in my warm up, cool down walks, did 3 miles in 36 minutes. That's actually about 3 miles faster than Sunday. My mouth did not hurt AT ALL during the run, but pounded for about 15 solid minutes once I stop. Guess I need to pull a Forrest Gump and just run forever!

I have a question for all of you runners out there. I am avg. a 12minute mile right now, which I don't feel too terribly about since I started running Feb. 8 for the first time in 14 years. I would like to get it down to a 10 min. mile at least. When I graduate the program, would it be okay to alternate between seeing how far I can get in 30 minutes of running, concentrating more on speed, and then the next run slow down and increase the distance? go from 3miles, to 3.5, to 4, etc??? Also, at what point are you considered "conditioned" enough to run daily? The c25K program says every other day...

I was soooo bad last night. Went to Texas Steakhouse, and ate wayyy too much. I haven't splurged on a meal like that in 3 months, and you know what? I don't care! It was delicious, exactly what I wanted, and I've had my fill for quite some time. After my run, my weight was only up .7 from yesterday. I have given myself permission to not feel bad about that 1 meal.

It is soo great that your head did not hurt while you were running! Endorphins are amazing things. Hopefully it's not worse afterward or anything.

About plans after C25K and getting faster, here is what most runners seem to do:

Speedwork - sprints, intervals, tempo runs, fartlek - 1 day per week - these things increase risk of injury, so it is often suggested that you run for several months (I have seen the number 6 here, I'm thinking) before beginning any serious speedwork.


Long run - longer and slower than the others this is where you can add a mile or half mile each week - 1 day per week

Filler runs/cross training - most runners and training plans seem to advise running 3-5 days a week. The shorter days (for me anyhow) tend to be between 2 and 4 miles. This leaves 2-4 days for rest and cross training, both of which are essential for improving your performance and preventing injury or overtraining that would keep you from continuing. If you really feel a strong need to run every day, 6 months of training would be a minimum, but every running resource I have read insists on the importance of at least one rest day a week. You want to make sure you are not increasing your mileage too quickly as well - no more than 10% increase a week to avoid injury. Yes, so much of it is about avoiding injury - every runner has been injured at one time or another and it is a sport that does open you up to injury from all the repetitive motion. There is nothing worse than getting injured and ending up benched for weeks or months.

As for the speed, 12 minute mile is actually great - a lot of people would love to have that pace! You certainly have lots of potential to get faster, and I think a 10 minute mile is definitely within your grasp, but it will come with time and practice - just continuing to run even without speedwork and all will improve your time because your running will become more efficient. And of course every pound you lose increases your speed as well. I have also found that strength training seems to have increased my speed this year - all those lunges and squats in Bodypump class have made a BIG difference for me.

It's great to hear you so excited about running! :)

pjlla
03-27-2010, 09:33 AM
Happy Saturday morning all!

That said, I am not feeling particularly happy. I stayed the SAME yesterday on the scale and I am just absolutely BEYOND, BEYOND, BEYOND frustration. I tracked every single point last week. I exercised every day between Saturday and Thursday. I ate well within my FLex points for the week (about 25) and made sure that I used a few almost every day (I averaged about 24 points per day)... and I still didn't lose. It might be a TOM issue, but I just can't wrap my stupid mind around it.

I know that I just need to keep on the way I have been. I'm sure that I am building some muscle from my circuit training class, because I am constantly sore somewhere from it. I know I am getting in plenty of cardio because I am getting in anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes each day.

I've been doing WW long enough to know that my eating is okay .... although I suppose I could still not be eating enough.

I didn't eat super healthy last week. Because of PMS and because I was trying to get in a few extra points every day, I ate junk at the end of most days. By Thursday I wasn't sure if I wanted salty or sweet, so I was going back and forth between the two all evening!

After my frustration on the scale yesterday morning I blew my points OUT OF THE WATER at the movies last night (popcorn, M&Ms, twizzlers) and feel absolutely ill about it (both physically and mentally) today.

I did get BACK on the scale this morning to see what last night's damage might be and I am still the same, so that is good.

I skipped being over here most of yesterday because of my frustration and because I was mad at myself for overreacting in a post to Flipflopmom. I apologized to her and she was sweet and accepting.

I haven't updated my STUPID WISH journal in a few days because it feels like such a farce. It is titled "30 days til goal" and now there is NO WAY on the planet I will be near my goal weight on Easter. I go back and forth between wanting to scream and wanting to cry about it. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. I've tried eating more, I've tried eating less. I am measuring and weighing my foods and tracking everything. I am getting plenty of exercise and plenty of water. I don't drink alcohol or lots of white carbs or lots of processed foods. I try to get my healthy oils/fats. In other words.... I am following the program!

I know at this point I just need to keep plugging along. I am NOT going to throw in the towel. If I end up maintaining at this weight for the next 5 years, it is STILL better than the 219 lb. I was at before. Two years ago I would have been THRILLED to be at 137 lb. And I am happy at this weight... but I am NOT where I want to be and it seems like I just can't get there.... like one of those dreams where you run and run and aren't going any where!!

Sorry to be ranting about this AGAIN (I think I just did this last weekend. :confused3 ) PLEASE don't feel it necessary to respond, reply, or quote. I know you are all there for me if I need it. I just needed to vocalize my mental dialogue.

I think, despite the cold, I need to get out there for a run. It might make me feel better. TTYL..........P

jennz
03-27-2010, 10:41 AM
pjilla - :hug: I'm sorry your so frustrated and wish I had some words of wisdom. Sadly I don't, so another :hug: for you.

flipflopmom
03-27-2010, 10:42 AM
P- go run. It will make you feel better mentally. As for the other, chalk it up to TOM and muscle building, and try really, really, really hard to let it go. Drink tons of water to help flush out all the extra TOM water weight, and let it go. Be extra, extra good about your salt intake, too. Maybe all the stress you are feeling about it is causing some of the weight to hang on, too. :hug:

pjlla
03-27-2010, 01:00 PM
pjilla - :hug: I'm sorry your so frustrated and wish I had some words of wisdom. Sadly I don't, so another :hug: for you.

P- go run. It will make you feel better mentally. As for the other, chalk it up to TOM and muscle building, and try really, really, really hard to let it go. Drink tons of water to help flush out all the extra TOM water weight, and let it go. Be extra, extra good about your salt intake, too. Maybe all the stress you are feeling about it is causing some of the weight to hang on, too. :hug:

Thanks to you both for the hugs. They definitely help.

I ran on the TM...... 27 degrees is just too cold to be outside! I did 40 minutes of walk/ run (almost sprint) intervals, 20 minutes of brisk walking progressing to cool down, and then 15 minutes of upper body and core work. I do feel more "in control" and less sick about yesterday.

I am going to spend another week trying to eat a bit more.. I probably used almost all of my Flex points last night at the movies, but I will throw in some activities points this week and see if that helps. I will try to reduce/eliminate some of the last few remaining processed foods (like Sandwich Thins) that are in my usual diet to see if that helps.

I'm going to run and take the kids for much-needed hair cuts right now. BBL................P

tigger813
03-27-2010, 01:19 PM
Just talked to Redwalker and her beloved dog Xena passed away this morning. We always called her Xena, Warrior Puppy! She was one special. remarkable, lovable dog!

Please join me in sending out lots of hugs to her and her DH and DDs! Xena will be missed but always lovingly remembered!:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

God Bless you Xena!

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-27-2010, 03:26 PM
mikamah I think the second movie is better then the first one, but thats my opinion lol. And I have to say I'm Team Edward, but I love the wolves too lol.
Oh and I lost 2 more lbs so if Its the same tomorrow that I've lost a total of 5 I get a prize XD

I got the most awesome message from my mom lol:
"Alice Cullen. told me to pass this on to you. She and the family are hanging around Forks and playing some baseball today. They will save you a spot on the team. Start practicing running bases."

Must stay on target :woohoo:

jenanderson
03-27-2010, 04:31 PM
Redwalker - :grouphug: I am so sorry to hear about your Warrior Puppy. This is very sad news - please know that we are all thinking of you here. :grouphug:

pjilla - :hug: More hugs coming your way. I am glad to read that you are feeling a bit more in control. That is such an important feeling. I have had a bad couple of days as well...2 days of eating bad and absolutely no exercising on both the days. I was feeling so bad about things. I had to just take responsibility for those days and I have been doing well again. For me it is totally about the control. :hug:

Dona - I want to post here and say THANK YOU! I know that sometimes not a lot of people participate in the COW, but for me, it makes me do so much better. I even borrow from you and send challenges to my friend who is doing WW with me here. They are helping her too! So thanks for all the work you do inspiring me to stay on track! :)

Corinna - Looks like we might be seeing a bit more of you this spring. We registered for the Challenge Obesity in April (you will be there right?) and this morning I just registered for the Minneapolis Half Marathon on June 6th!

I am a bit freaked out that I actually registered for a 1/2 marathon for THIS June. When I started this whole process, I was fearful that I may not be ready to do the Princess 1/2 NEXT March. So many people are telling us that we can do it (DH runs with me) and I think we might be able to but WOW we are going to have to be diligent with our training. Today we did go out and run (only 5K). We also went and bought new running shoes! Very exciting!

Big HUGS to everyone who needs them right now! :grouphug:

princessbride6205
03-27-2010, 05:22 PM
Hi - your coach hasn't disappeared, I promise! Last night I worked late, DD got to bed late, and I went to bed right after. Today I've been spending my computer time researching new daycares. But now I'm here for your Saturday QOTD and to catch up with everyone.

I'm gleeful! Like bouncing up and down gleeful! After eight years, I'm finally below the weight I was on the day I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter! I've been bouncing around with the same 20-30 pounds for that long! Okay, minus the nine months pregnant with DD1 and nine months pregnant with DD2, but still! I'm so happy, happy, happy!

AND! I get to put a 30 pound sign on my siggy!

AND! I've lost enough as of today that my scale is now showing my weight loss in 0.2 increments instead of 0.5 increments!

Yep, giddy!
Congrats on all the exciting milestones! It's wonderful that you're finding such success. What is the next mini goal you are working towards in your weight loss journey?

I am having an awesome day!

My weigh in this morning was FAN-freaking-Tastic. Down 3.7 pounds for the week. I've now lost a total of 35.3 pounds and I am in WONDERLAND! Oh, it feels so good!!!

I'm going out tonight for the first time in a long time. I'm seeing some friends that I haven't seen in years (since I was thin 6 years ago)... so, they are going to think I am so much heavier than I used to be, but I know I've lost 35 pounds. So crazy... but I am beyond excited. *giggle*... I was just thinking about the last time a majority of them saw me... I had red hair and bangs! Now I have black, long, straight, bangless hair! Oh, and I used to drink back then... I haven't done that in over 6 years. Thank goodness I am still completely obnoxious when I am sober!!! Whooo Hooo! It's going to be FUN!
I love your spirit!
And congrats on a big loss this week getting you to 35 lb and "one-derland" :thumbsup2

So sorry I've been so absent this week! I have to start by saying a huge

Congratulations Maria!!!!

Way to rock that loss!

Wow - lots of chatter about next year's Princess....I know I said I'd probably do it just that once, but I am notoriously susceptible to race-related peer pressure. They haven't opened 2011 yet, have they? Not that I'm anywhere near ready to commit to it, but it is tempting to think we could have a BL DISmeet at that event in 2011. :)

The QOTD thread is all caught up - I thought I had done it earlier in the week, but apparently had some difficulties - technical or otherwise. :confused3

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I also, as princessbride knows (because she got roped in to my pre-race ritual earlier this month!), I always get a chocolate or twist ice cream the night before a big race. :thumbsup2
Yay soft serve! ;)
Thanks for keeping up with the QOTD Archive. I'm happy to see you over here - I was just thinking about missing you here last night. (Not like I don't see you on Ohana)
I won't add more peer pressure about the Princess 2011, but I will say that I'll be there. :laughing:

I did not have a good weigh in this morning. I was up 1.8 lbs :confused3 Of course this did not put me in a stay on plan kind of mood. Anyhow, I had made orange cranberry muffins last night and used a can of diet orange soda rather than the milk, eggs and oil. They were Freaking Amazing. So moist. So while one was not horrible for me, I ate way more than one. The good news is that they are gone so I can't screw up tomorrow.
Sorry about the gain - I know how that can mess with staying on plan mindset. Have you tried the angel food cake cookies? You use the mix and any diet soda.
Angel Food Cookies
1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1/2 C diet soda
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)
Mix & bake at 350 for 9 minutes

I'm down one pound for the week. I'm down exactly 30 and I'm so close to the original goal!
Congrats on 30 total pounds lost!

Welcome coach princessbride! Thanks for coaching this week. You name is so sweet- were you a princess bride in wdw 6/2/05? It's one of those names that has me curious.
When I am op with the food, I will have one treat a day, usually chocolate, a ww ice cream treat, of a couple dove chocolate pieces, but lately haven't been on, so the bag of dove chocolate didn't last the week. I'm trying not to buy any treats in larger amounts, and go out and buy an individual size something when I want it. The other day my son and i split a pack of yodels. Don't know why, just wanted a snack with my coffee on the way to the park. But 1 and a half yodels is better than the box of 12.
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Whoo hoo!! Go incredibles!! The princess half, I'm truly hoping and planning to be there!! Anything can happen, and it is a huge motivator for me not to give up. I honestly don't imagine myself running the whole thing, having only run a half mile straight at this point, but I can imagine myself running and walking it. I would loooove to meet some of my wish friends in person too. I think it will be a great reward for keeping up with this running journey.
You're right about my user name - I got married at WDW on 6-2-05. Also, Princess Bride is probably my fave movie of all time.
I never imagined myself running anything - even a 5k. But once I started the program last year, I wanted to keep going. I'm a run/walker myself, and that's what I did for the Princess Half this year.
I love the logo for team Incredibles!
You are so right about the treats - if you really want something - going for one or two servings of a splurge is a lot better than buying a box.

I would like to do the half, too, but I am definitely going to give it until at least 2012. I am running 2 1/2 miles now, but the half just seems....daunting. I'd like to get a couple of 5Ks, 8Ks, 10Ks under my belt first!
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I have a question for all of you runners out there. I am avg. a 12minute mile right now, which I don't feel too terribly about since I started running Feb. 8 for the first time in 14 years. I would like to get it down to a 10 min. mile at least. When I graduate the program, would it be okay to alternate between seeing how far I can get in 30 minutes of running, concentrating more on speed, and then the next run slow down and increase the distance? go from 3miles, to 3.5, to 4, etc??? Also, at what point are you considered "conditioned" enough to run daily? The c25K program says every other day...
Sounds like you've got a good plan in place for working up to longer races.
As for speed, you will get faster as you keep training, like Corinna said. I've also heard that speedwork is not recommended for beginning runners. My version of speedwork for a newer runner has been increasing my speed a little but no sprinting. If you are on a treadmill, you could eke up your speed by just a little on your shortest runs of the week. So instead of your 12-min mile (5.0 on the TM) - for your shortest runs, you could bump that to 5.2. I also sometimes do intervals of a few minutes of faster running, then back to slow jog or walk. You may be able to run at 5.5 or 6.0 for a minute or two, then slow down to recover for 1-2 min. This of course depends on your overall fitness level, speed, pain, etc. After typing all this, it comes to mind that increasing speed for a new runner is kind of unnecessary, because you will get faster just by continuing to train.
And I don't know if I'll every be conditioned enough to run daily. Some people do it, but I don't feel like my body would do well with the same repetitive stressors every day. Cross training is good and it can make your running even stronger. And having the fitness of a runner makes other exercise more fun too. I noticed I am so much better at the bike and elliptical now.

Happy Saturday morning all!

That said, I am not feeling particularly happy. I stayed the SAME yesterday on the scale and I am just absolutely BEYOND, BEYOND, BEYOND frustration. I tracked every single point last week. I exercised every day between Saturday and Thursday. I ate well within my FLex points for the week (about 25) and made sure that I used a few almost every day (I averaged about 24 points per day)... and I still didn't lose. It might be a TOM issue, but I just can't wrap my stupid mind around it.

I know that I just need to keep on the way I have been. I'm sure that I am building some muscle from my circuit training class, because I am constantly sore somewhere from it. I know I am getting in plenty of cardio because I am getting in anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes each day.

I've been doing WW long enough to know that my eating is okay .... although I suppose I could still not be eating enough.

I didn't eat super healthy last week. Because of PMS and because I was trying to get in a few extra points every day, I ate junk at the end of most days. By Thursday I wasn't sure if I wanted salty or sweet, so I was going back and forth between the two all evening!

After my frustration on the scale yesterday morning I blew my points OUT OF THE WATER at the movies last night (popcorn, M&Ms, twizzlers) and feel absolutely ill about it (both physically and mentally) today.

I did get BACK on the scale this morning to see what last night's damage might be and I am still the same, so that is good.

I skipped being over here most of yesterday because of my frustration and because I was mad at myself for overreacting in a post to Flipflopmom. I apologized to her and she was sweet and accepting.

I haven't updated my STUPID WISH journal in a few days because it feels like such a farce. It is titled "30 days til goal" and now there is NO WAY on the planet I will be near my goal weight on Easter. I go back and forth between wanting to scream and wanting to cry about it. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. I've tried eating more, I've tried eating less. I am measuring and weighing my foods and tracking everything. I am getting plenty of exercise and plenty of water. I don't drink alcohol or lots of white carbs or lots of processed foods. I try to get my healthy oils/fats. In other words.... I am following the program!

I know at this point I just need to keep plugging along. I am NOT going to throw in the towel. If I end up maintaining at this weight for the next 5 years, it is STILL better than the 219 lb. I was at before. Two years ago I would have been THRILLED to be at 137 lb. And I am happy at this weight... but I am NOT where I want to be and it seems like I just can't get there.... like one of those dreams where you run and run and aren't going any where!!

Sorry to be ranting about this AGAIN (I think I just did this last weekend. :confused3 ) PLEASE don't feel it necessary to respond, reply, or quote. I know you are all there for me if I need it. I just needed to vocalize my mental dialogue.

I think, despite the cold, I need to get out there for a run. It might make me feel better. TTYL..........P
I'm so sorry pjlla. You don't need to apologize for ranting. And I am going to quote you. :goodvibes
I think when we get so close to goal sometimes our bodies just don't cooperate. You and I have been in the same boat the past few weeks. The week leading up to yesterday's weigh in, I couldn't control my eating. A combo of stress, complete lack of willpower and my TOM. And you know what? I lost weight! :confused3 Not much, but 0.8 pound. I'm not saying go on a crazy binge like me, just to illustrate that the scale can be crazy.
If you want to switch things up this week, maybe eat all your flex AND activity points.
Glad you were feeling better after your run at least!

QOTD Saturday: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?

jennz
03-27-2010, 05:28 PM
Just talked to Redwalker and her beloved dog Xena passed away this morning. We always called her Xena, Warrior Puppy! She was one special. remarkable, lovable dog!

Please join me in sending out lots of hugs to her and her DH and DDs! Xena will be missed but always lovingly remembered!:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

God Bless you Xena!

Poor Redwalker. :grouphug:

mikamah I think the second movie is better then the first one, but thats my opinion lol. And I have to say I'm Team Edward, but I love the wolves too lol.
Oh and I lost 2 more lbs so if Its the same tomorrow that I've lost a total of 5 I get a prize XD

I got the most awesome message from my mom lol:
"Alice Cullen. told me to pass this on to you. She and the family are hanging around Forks and playing some baseball today. They will save you a spot on the team. Start practicing running bases."

Must stay on target :woohoo:

Woo hoo - awesome! I might have to give New Moon a viewing since you said that. So when are they filming the next movie? What's your goal date?

tigger813
03-27-2010, 05:29 PM
QOTD: Girls like to do the Wii Just Dance game and we have fun doing that together. DD2 likes to do the stretching at the end of the WATP workouts. They both did the BL Yoga for Weight Loss DVD with me. We hope to do that again this week. Last night they did Neighborhood Games and the Wii Sports Resort. I really hope to get back to working out tomorrow afternoon and during the week next week. I really wanted a drink when I got home. We ended up ordering subs/wraps with onion rings for supper. Just not up to cooking tonight! If I ever get a full night's sleep again things will be sooooo much better.

Gotta get up early tomorrow to get DD1 ready for her first communion which will involve trying to do something special with her hair! Have to be at church by 9:30. Next week is worse, as we have to be there by 8:30!

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-27-2010, 06:04 PM
Jennz I'm not sure when they are to start filming, but I'm keeping my eyes on it ;) Haven't set a date for the goal yet, have to have an idea of how much I can lose. I'll update if anthing comes up :D And I hope you enjoy New Moon XD Gots some action too :D

Rose&Mike
03-27-2010, 06:58 PM
Redwalker--:grouphug: I am so sorry.

Pjlla--Hang in there. Thanks for sharing your frustration. It might sound funny, but it really helps to hear that everyone else gets frustrated sometimes, too.

Tigger813--have you tried melatonin? I am not a big pill taker, but sometimes I have bouts of insomnia, and when it gets really bad, I'll take melatonin for a day or so. I am a really light sleeper, and the first time I took it I slept through a thunderstorm!

I have a question for everyone--How did you set your final goal weight? I'm still a ways off, but I'm starting to think about it. I have the weight I was in college, and then I have the weight I was right before I got pregnant with DS, and then again that same weight a couple of other times as an adult. Those weights are 15 pounds apart. I would love to be at the college weight, but I'm not sure that it is realistic.

Hope everyone has a great evening. My eating has not been great, but my weight is holding steady. I have been really hungry. It's hard to balance the big workouts and the eating. I know I need to eat more on those days, but it's hard to actually do it and not feel guilty. Anyhow, have a great evening!

sskem96
03-27-2010, 07:08 PM
Redwalker-So sorry about your pup. I know what a hard time that is.

princessbride6205-I'm going to give that cookie recipe a try. DD13 loves angel food cake and is always looking for a naughty snack, so those might be a good option!

QOTD: I like to Zumba with my group of Zumba friends, and sometimes my girls go with me too. I've tried to get DH to go, but he prefers to go to his gym by himself. We sometimes take family bike rides in the summer, but we haven't had a good day for it yet.

cclovesdis
03-27-2010, 07:47 PM
Finally have a few minutes to check in and so glad I do.

I have to remember to weigh-in tomorrow morning. I woke up so late this morning that I didn't do that today. Yesterday and today I really haven't felt like eating much. Yesterday, I didn't even come close to eating my minimum number of points and if I didn't overcount the gelato I had today, I ate exactly my min. today. My parents are talking about going out for dinner tomorrow night so I'll likely have no trouble dipping into my WPA. I'm exhausted though, so I'm off to bed.

Redwalker-Sorry to hear about the passing of your dog.

Night!

Graciesmom77
03-27-2010, 07:58 PM
Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA for awhile. This week has been a little crazy and I haven'thad much time to check in.

I lost 1.4 this week and since its my TOM and I am bloated to the high heavens, I am pretty happy with that. Sometimes being a girl is a pain!

I have a question I hope you guys can help me with. I have started working out and am even trying the C25K, but with nursing a baby, its like getting smacked in the chin with 2 milk jugs everytime I try and do anything. :scared1: Any good suggestions on a decent place to get a plus sized sports bra?

Redwalker, I am so very very sorry about your loss. You will be in my prayers.:grouphug:

Pjlla, I am so sorry you are frustrated! If it makes you feel any better, I would DIE to be your size.


I hope you are all doing well and feeling strong. Have a great Saturday night!:love:

tigger813
03-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Haven't tried melatonin. I haven't been having trouble getting to sleep at first, the problem is staying asleep or getting back to sleep after being awakened. Took a nap awhile ago and am going to head to bed shortly. Of course I just drank a large glass of water as I was thirsty. So I will probably be up during the night. Hoping DD2 won't have an accident tonight. I really want to feel my best for DD1s first communion tomorrow. Gotta get up early and then we will be spending the afternoon with some friends from church.

DD1 was SOOOO surprised with getting her new camera. We gave it to her today so we could use it tomorrow. Auntie was here to see it as well. Going to do photos and video with it.

Gotta go make some dip to take with us to our friend's tomorrow. Have a great night all!

my3princes
03-27-2010, 09:11 PM
Angel Food Cookies
1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1/2 C diet soda
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)
Mix & bake at 350 for 9 minutes



QOTD Saturday: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?


Any idea how many weight watchers points the cookies are? I have a mix here so I'm excited to try them.


I like to go skiing with my family. Well I ski and they snowboard. We also like water sports, any kind of water sport

redlight
03-27-2010, 09:36 PM
I have a question for everyone--How did you set your final goal weight? I'm still a ways off, but I'm starting to think about it. I have the weight I was in college, and then I have the weight I was right before I got pregnant with DS, and then again that same weight a couple of other times as an adult. Those weights are 15 pounds apart. I would love to be at the college weight, but I'm not sure that it is realistic.

I was about 133-135 when I graduated from college. I had lost a good deal of weight my senior year, so that's my lowest adult weight. I thought that was a little low and not realistic, so I picked 144. I'm now thinking I might want to lose some more weight. I'm never going to be a twig, and I don't want to be one, but 139 isn't twiggy.

50sjayne
03-28-2010, 12:44 AM
Ugh. Had a hell of a day in the classroom. The student I've been concerned about totally blew his top. He would have thrown my easel/whiteboard across the room had I not stood on it. As it was, he did throw three or fair chairs and when I went to restrain him, he bit me. Thankfully he didn't break skin.

The rest of the class had been okay until that point. They did a pretty good job getting out of the room quickly, but it all just kind of went downhill from there.

I did go work out with trainer, and he completely kicked my ***. I told him it's nice having my *** kicked by somebody I'm pay to- as opposed to being kicked by somebody I'm being paid to teach. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I've been so tempted all week to be "sick", but I just can't do that to my kids.
:rotfl2:


:welcome: BACK sskem96 and CptJackSparrowGirl :goodvibes

Sounds like a great trip in the planning, CptJack!

ditto!

That would be exciting. I'm a Twilight fan myself! Good luck and welcome back.



Holy catfish, that sounds crazy. I don't know how I'd deal with that type of situation. I hope he gets the help he needs so you don't have to go through that often.

Welcome back to all of those who have returned. I can't believe we needed another post started. That's great! :cool1: Just means we've had some serious success this "season".

I'm going to leave you with my last QOTD today. I hope everyone enjoyed my questions and look forward to answering those coming up now that I have a tiny bit more time on my hands.

QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?


My hubby is a grumbler. He is a meat and potatoes kind of guy and calls all veggies, well besides corn I guess, contraband. I would eat mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, you name it on pretty much anything and it grosses him out to no end.

I love raw broccoli and cauliflower and baby carrots but he won't eat them unless cooked and drenched in cheese.

I've cooked with ground turkey and he hates it. I don't think he'd even really know if he didn't see me doing it. One of these days I'll sneak it in and he'll realize it's all in his head.

He won't go on walks, bike rides, nothing, which my girls and I love to do. He'll come out and play basketball or other little games like that with the kids but he's just not into exercise. And he doesn't need it. :mad:

So, I'm trying to get my girls on the right path but they see what he eats (and when he eats, he eats all the time) and they think they can do it too.

My younget daughter is tiny. Never eats at home but eats like a lil pig at daycare. She is always on the go. My oldest is starting to get chunky. I need ways to curb it before it's out of hand. I don't want to be mean about it because I don't want her to have an eating disorder or anything but she needs to be aware. What's the best way to go about it? She's active in dance and tumbling and t ball but thinks she needs to eat all the time. The good thing is, she loves fruit and veggies for snacks but that adds up too.

OK, I think I'm done now. ;)

I think be straight with her about the health angle. And be a good example. :hug:

corinnak
03-28-2010, 08:33 AM
I am fried from a loooong day of set painting for Suburb - I didn't even get to paint much - mostly directing others which is so much more tiring in some ways. More of the same tomorrow, as well. I am glad of the help, but I do think I'm more cut out to be a rockin' team member than a team leader. :sad2:

And my quotes are all out of order too. It's that kind of day.
(Oops - started this yesterday - fell asleep early and finished this morning)


I have a question for everyone--How did you set your final goal weight? I'm still a ways off, but I'm starting to think about it. I have the weight I was in college, and then I have the weight I was right before I got pregnant with DS, and then again that same weight a couple of other times as an adult. Those weights are 15 pounds apart. I would love to be at the college weight, but I'm not sure that it is realistic.

Hope everyone has a great evening. My eating has not been great, but my weight is holding steady. I have been really hungry. It's hard to balance the big workouts and the eating. I know I need to eat more on those days, but it's hard to actually do it and not feel guilty. Anyhow, have a great evening!

First, on setting a goal weight, I definitely struggled with this question as well. It's something that gets easier to decide when you get closer - you can get to the pre-pregnancy weight and then reevaluate and choose a lower number if you want to, or you can decide that it is the perfect blend of feeling good and eating in a way that is sustainable. Think about the times in your life that you felt like your "best self." For instance, I was at my lowest adult weight on my wedding day, but my "best self" weight is actually about 5 pounds higher than that.


I know that I just need to keep on the way I have been. I'm sure that I am building some muscle from my circuit training class, because I am constantly sore somewhere from it. I know I am getting in plenty of cardio because I am getting in anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes each day.

I've been doing WW long enough to know that my eating is okay .... although I suppose I could still not be eating enough.


Pamela, it sounds like you're doing everything right - it just goes to show that we can control what we eat and how much we work out, but we can't control what the scale says on any given week. Sometimes our bodies feel this need to hang out at a particular weight before moving on, I guess? Think about how long it has been since you were lower than the weight you are now - how many years ago was it? When I got to the point that I was losing weight I had had since before my oldest child was born, it seemed to get more challenging for a while. I am not sure if it is possible to have "entrenched fat" but that is sure what it feels like when we get to a certain point!!!

Don't worry about the movie theater splurge, and also, I would advise not thinking of it as using up all your flex points for the week. I always think it is important to have some flex points during the week even if a lot of them (or all of them) got used on the weekend. I've been known to give myself a certain number for the rest of the week even when I've had a large unknown number of them at the start of the week. Cheating? I don't really think so - for me, it's just part of staying normal and sane about food after a blowout and not beating myself up all week long. My rule of thumb is 3-5 flex points per day remaining in the week.

I have read a couple of good WW blogs from people in the same place you are now. I'll post links:

This one is from my WW Online friend Heather. She's been struggling with those last few pounds for a while now:

http://community.weightwatchers.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?threadID=1113912

This one is from a guy who struggled with the last few pounds for months before re-evaluating. Not saying this is THE solution, but it was a good solution for him:

http://community.weightwatchers.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?threadID=1059283


Just talked to Redwalker and her beloved dog Xena passed away this morning. We always called her Xena, Warrior Puppy! She was one special. remarkable, lovable dog!


Oh, this is so sad. It's always painful to lose a member of the family, and a good dog can leave a big hole in your life. Hugs and prayers to the entire Redwalker family. :grouphug:


Corinna - Looks like we might be seeing a bit more of you this spring. We registered for the Challenge Obesity in April (you will be there right?) and this morning I just registered for the Minneapolis Half Marathon on June 6th!

I am a bit freaked out that I actually registered for a 1/2 marathon for THIS June. When I started this whole process, I was fearful that I may not be ready to do the Princess 1/2 NEXT March. So many people are telling us that we can do it (DH runs with me) and I think we might be able to but WOW we are going to have to be diligent with our training. Today we did go out and run (only 5K). We also went and bought new running shoes! Very exciting!


Oooh! Oooh! How fun! There are a few WISH racers planing on doing the Minneapolis Half as well - it will be high times, I tell you! You definitely have time to build your mileage for a race in June - it will be great!

I'm definitely in for the 17th, too, though I still need to register....I am putting it on my list for tomorrow. I may also be doing the Get in Gear the next weekend....though my running has not been exactly ON the past couple of weeks.


Yay soft serve! ;)
Thanks for keeping up with the QOTD Archive. I'm happy to see you over here - I was just thinking about missing you here last night. (Not like I don't see you on Ohana)
I won't add more peer pressure about the Princess 2011, but I will say that I'll be there. :laughing:

Awww - thanks for missing me! I haven't exactly been around a ton on Ohana either - it's been a crazy couple of weeks. Once the set for Suburb is loaded in next weekend, things will calm down again, a bit. I hope!

Well, thanks for not pressuring, but knowing who will be there next year - it sounds like its going to be quite a party and I hate to miss out! I just have to keep saying...it depends on the school schedules. It depends on the school schedules.


QOTD Saturday: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?

I love to go to Spin class with a friend - I have one that I meet on Wednesday mornings. I've done another class with another friend once. I've done classes without friends in them. It's MUCH more fun to be in class when there's someone to roll our eyes at when they say to do the next crazy thing!

I also LOVE to do races with friends - fun to run with someone, fun to run by ourselves and meet up at the end, too. It's really fun when I get to run with someone who has an ambitious time go and I can help get them through the rough times to achieve their goal.


I have a question I hope you guys can help me with. I have started working out and am even trying the C25K, but with nursing a baby, its like getting smacked in the chin with 2 milk jugs everytime I try and do anything. :scared1: Any good suggestions on a decent place to get a plus sized sports bra?


Oh yes, you definitely want some good support if you're going to run while nursing!

It is not perfect, but my personal favorite running bra is the Moving Comfort Fiona. I have found it at Dick's Sporting Goods and at several running stores. They had a bra that fit me when I was larger and they have some that fit me now as well. I'm not sure how plus you need, but these have done a pretty good job for me when I had been previously wearing 2-3 sports bras at once for support. They go up to 44DD:

http://www.movingcomfort.com/product/344592/350003/_/Fiona

Here's a link to some Champion sports bras in plus sizes
http://www.championusa.com/Champion/Categories/Women-Champion/Women_ShopByCategory-Champion/Women_PlusSize-Champion.aspx

Lane Bryant also has a sports bra, though I can't speak to the support or quality of it, they would have it for you to try on, at least, and they go to 46DDD:

http://www.lanebryant.com/lb/bras-buy-one-select-one-1-2-off/ultimate-sport-bra/4100c14456p31367/index.pro?sid=FEED:Goog&mcid=FEED&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=31367-14230782915

Sorry I'm not more help. I can tell you that I tried the Enell bra at a expo at one of my higher weights as it had received so many raves from Oprah, and with my apple shape, the lack of adjustability anywhere...well, it was not comfortable at all for me. :confused3

Time for breakfast followed by more painting - see you later!

pjlla
03-28-2010, 09:43 AM
Pamela, it sounds like you're doing everything right - it just goes to show that we can control what we eat and how much we work out, but we can't control what the scale says on any given week. Sometimes our bodies feel this need to hang out at a particular weight before moving on, I guess? Think about how long it has been since you were lower than the weight you are now - how many years ago was it? When I got to the point that I was losing weight I had had since before my oldest child was born, it seemed to get more challenging for a while. I am not sure if it is possible to have "entrenched fat" but that is sure what it feels like when we get to a certain point!!!

Don't worry about the movie theater splurge, and also, I would advise not thinking of it as using up all your flex points for the week. I always think it is important to have some flex points during the week even if a lot of them (or all of them) got used on the weekend. I've been known to give myself a certain number for the rest of the week even when I've had a large unknown number of them at the start of the week. Cheating? I don't really think so - for me, it's just part of staying normal and sane about food after a blowout and not beating myself up all week long. My rule of thumb is 3-5 flex points per day remaining in the week.

I have read a couple of good WW blogs from people in the same place you are now. I'll post links:

This one is from my WW Online friend Heather. She's been struggling with those last few pounds for a while now:

http://community.weightwatchers.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?threadID=1113912

This one is from a guy who struggled with the last few pounds for months before re-evaluating. Not saying this is THE solution, but it was a good solution for him:

http://community.weightwatchers.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?threadID=1059283

see you later!

Thanks for taking the time during your busy weekend to post those links for me. I took a few minutes to read them and they were helpful. And they are both great writers! It definitely gives me something to think about.

It is a brisk cold Sundary morning here! I'll hit the TM when DH gets up (he is definitely NOT a morning person). I made a healthy breakfast for everyone (yogurt and fruit parfaits for the adults, yogurt/fruit smoothie for DD, and rice milk and tofu smoothie for DS). Hopefully that healthy eating can continue today.

Last night's dinner was Pizza Hut... OH MY GOSH.... it was SO GREASY! I haven't had regular Pizza Hut pizza in years. You could have wrung the grease from the crust like a SPONGE. ICK. Next time it is thin crust for EVERYONE. I usually get myself thin crust, but I was sort of "eating" into my scale frustration yesterday so I figured I'd eat the regular stuff. NOT AGAIN. Thank goodness I started the meal with a big salad to curb my hunger (I was ravenous!). I was sort of thinking the pizza might be 5 points per slice (I know that is the points count for their medium Pizza Mia pizza)... but this had to be way more... it was just so OILY. I should have quit after the first piece and had a Lean Cuisine pizza. Live and learn. At least I didn't compound the problem with regular chips (just a handful of Baked Lay's) and beer (drank a liter of lemon seltzer).

I'm kind of afraid to go check the Pizza Hut website... I counted them for 7.5 points per slice, but I'm afraid it will be closer to 10. I guess not knowing won't change the fat my body absorbed last night, will it??

I hope to get some time at my scrapbook table today. Yesterday ended up being a lost cause. After taking the kids for haircuts and a quick trip to Toys R Us for DS to buy himself something, we hit the mall for a "quick" trip to pay a Victoria's Secret bill and to get some scrapping adhesive. Of course, while there, DD "needed" to check the new fragrances at Bath and Bodyworks... then she needed to buy a gift for the party she is attending today....then she "needed" a new swimsuit because today's party is a pool party. A stop for pizza and a few groceries and we didn't get home until after 7:30 pm! The day was gone. Hopefully today will be more productive!

TTYL.......P

corinnak
03-28-2010, 10:45 AM
Thanks for taking the time during your busy weekend to post those links for me. I took a few minutes to read them and they were helpful. And they are both great writers! It definitely gives me something to think about.

Not a problem. It's good to think about something else for a while AND I need to keep my head in THIS game as well.

Speaking of crazy weekend dinners, last night, we ordered inThai food so we could keep working later in the evening, and I tried to pick something healthy, but the stir fried vegetables were much oilier than I expected, the rice was white and the tofu - deep fried. Oh man. And I was HUNGRY. But it is in the past, so...moving on. :) I did try to count it up as well, but also think I may have underestimated. As you say, what we track it as doesn't change what it actually was.

Here's to a better Sunday!

lovedvc
03-28-2010, 12:44 PM
I was soooo bad last night. Went to Texas Steakhouse, and ate wayyy too much. I haven't splurged on a meal like that in 3 months, and you know what? I don't care! It was delicious, exactly what I wanted, and I've had my fill for quite some time. After my run, my weight was only up .7 from yesterday. I have given myself permission to not feel bad about that 1 meal.

I believe you have conquered one of the biggest things in weight loss "Permission and Forgiveness". We have to allow ourselves to indulge in the splurges every so often and you have to wake up the next day with total forgiveness. If you don't wake up with forgiveness you may fail at weight loss. This was one of the hardest things for me to do as a weight watcher. But I learned that I have to live my life, and that life will not always be smooth. There will be bumps along the way. I have to get right back to it and let my splurges be in my past.

jenanderson
03-28-2010, 01:32 PM
Oooh! Oooh! How fun! There are a few WISH racers planing on doing the Minneapolis Half as well - it will be high times, I tell you! You definitely have time to build your mileage for a race in June - it will be great!

I'm definitely in for the 17th, too, though I still need to register....I am putting it on my list for tomorrow. I may also be doing the Get in Gear the next weekend....though my running has not been exactly ON the past couple of weeks.

This will be fun if we are able to meet up with other WISH racers! DH and I are committed to it now. I went online and found their 10 week training plan for the 1/2 marathon and we are going to use that to help us plan our runs and how we should be building our mileage. We have decided that we are fine with a very slow pace - we just want to make it and have fun!

I continue to tell DH that we have to be a bit nicer to ourselves - we are very critical of how we do every time we run. I have to keep reminding us that we started running the 2nd week of January. Here we are, 3 months later saying it is a "bad run" when we do 5K in 33 minutes. While that is not fast, it is a pretty decent pace and we almost always feel like we could keep on going. So, now that we have registered for the 1/2 marathon and have a plan again...I am sure we will be fine (slow...but fine).

jennz
03-28-2010, 01:51 PM
okay just popping on here - I made a choice I'm proud of. I was still tired today from dd's sleepover party Friday night! But I did Leslie's 5 mile walk. :banana: Now it's off to Sam's...

princessbride6205
03-28-2010, 03:47 PM
I have a question for everyone--How did you set your final goal weight? I'm still a ways off, but I'm starting to think about it. I have the weight I was in college, and then I have the weight I was right before I got pregnant with DS, and then again that same weight a couple of other times as an adult. Those weights are 15 pounds apart. I would love to be at the college weight, but I'm not sure that it is realistic.

Hope everyone has a great evening. My eating has not been great, but my weight is holding steady. I have been really hungry. It's hard to balance the big workouts and the eating. I know I need to eat more on those days, but it's hard to actually do it and not feel guilty. Anyhow, have a great evening!
As for setting a goal weight, there are a few ways to think about it. For me, I wanted to get close to the lowest adult weight I could remember. I'm currently lower than that, because I reevaluated my goal when I got there. My body composition is different (less muscle, different wobbly spots) so the weight I felt good at 5 years ago doesn't look as good now. So I picked a number a few pounds less and I'm sticking to that.
Not a weight number, but a goal nonetheless is to fit into a particular pair of pants in my closet.
Another way is to pick a target BMI. Wii Fit told me that studies show people with a BMI of 22 are the healthiest. (I personally don't think BMI is the best/only indicator of health, but it can identify a weight range if you're not sure.)
My sister is aiming for the Devine formula or "ideal body weight", which is 100 pounds for a 5-foot woman and 5 add'l pounds for each inch above that. She is 5'6" - so she's aiming for 130. (100+[5 lb x 6 inches]) This formula is used on a number of weightloss websites, but is probably too low for most people, and really low for short women.

It can be difficult when you start exercising to balance hunger and more calories. Finding a healthy post-workout snack and tracking your points/calories until you get the hang of it can help.

Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA for awhile. This week has been a little crazy and I haven'thad much time to check in.

I lost 1.4 this week and since its my TOM and I am bloated to the high heavens, I am pretty happy with that. Sometimes being a girl is a pain!

I have a question I hope you guys can help me with. I have started working out and am even trying the C25K, but with nursing a baby, its like getting smacked in the chin with 2 milk jugs everytime I try and do anything. :scared1: Any good suggestions on a decent place to get a plus sized sports bra?

I hope you are all doing well and feeling strong. Have a great Saturday night!:love:
I feel like a relative expert in sports bras. When I was nursing I was an H!
Check out Title Nine and Bare Necessities online for extended sizes. Title Nine has a ton of different sports bras and a rating system for intensity. They even have something called a Last Resort Bra.
If you have REI stores near you, I was surprised to find sizes up to DD.
This one doesn't say it's good for running, but it works great for me: Goddess brand: Soft Cup Sports Bra Style #5056 (I bought from Bare Necessities site)
The Frog Bra - this is great for mashing and holding you in, but I find it gets itchy when sweaty - gets good reviews though. (I bought from Title Nine)
My new favorite for up to DD is the Moving Comfort Maia Sports Bra (I bought at REI). This is what I wore for the Princess Half.

Any idea how many weight watchers points the cookies are? I have a mix here so I'm excited to try them.
Sorry I don't know the points - I haven't done WW. There must be an online points calculator somewhere? :confused3

Last night's dinner was Pizza Hut... OH MY GOSH.... it was SO GREASY! I haven't had regular Pizza Hut pizza in years. You could have wrung the grease from the crust like a SPONGE. ICK. Next time it is thin crust for EVERYONE. I usually get myself thin crust, but I was sort of "eating" into my scale frustration yesterday so I figured I'd eat the regular stuff. NOT AGAIN. Thank goodness I started the meal with a big salad to curb my hunger (I was ravenous!). I was sort of thinking the pizza might be 5 points per slice (I know that is the points count for their medium Pizza Mia pizza)... but this had to be way more... it was just so OILY. I should have quit after the first piece and had a Lean Cuisine pizza. Live and learn. At least I didn't compound the problem with regular chips (just a handful of Baked Lay's) and beer (drank a liter of lemon seltzer).

I'm kind of afraid to go check the Pizza Hut website... I counted them for 7.5 points per slice, but I'm afraid it will be closer to 10. I guess not knowing won't change the fat my body absorbed last night, will it??P
We had Pizza Hut last night too! I'm glad I talked DH into Thin and Crispy. But I did eat a greasy breadstick, so it still wasn't a healthy meal. ;) Did you get pan or hand-tossed? The pan is definitely a grease sponge, like you said.

This will be fun if we are able to meet up with other WISH racers! DH and I are committed to it now. I went online and found their 10 week training plan for the 1/2 marathon and we are going to use that to help us plan our runs and how we should be building our mileage. We have decided that we are fine with a very slow pace - we just want to make it and have fun!

I continue to tell DH that we have to be a bit nicer to ourselves - we are very critical of how we do every time we run. I have to keep reminding us that we started running the 2nd week of January. Here we are, 3 months later saying it is a "bad run" when we do 5K in 33 minutes. While that is not fast, it is a pretty decent pace and we almost always feel like we could keep on going. So, now that we have registered for the 1/2 marathon and have a plan again...I am sure we will be fine (slow...but fine).
You guys aren't even slow for newbies! I think you're faster than I am at a 5k. :thumbsup2 I'm excited that you guys are signed up for the Mpls half in June. I need to get back to regular training - it's been a few weeks and I actually miss it.

okay just popping on here - I made a choice I'm proud of. I was still tired today from dd's sleepover party Friday night! But I did Leslie's 5 mile walk. :banana: Now it's off to Sam's...
Good work! It's great that you talked yourself into exercise even though you were tired.

Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

pjlla
03-28-2010, 04:22 PM
As for setting a goal weight, there are a few ways to think about it. For me, I wanted to get close to the lowest adult weight I could remember. I'm currently lower than that, because I reevaluated my goal when I got there. My body composition is different (less muscle, different wobbly spots) so the weight I felt good at 5 years ago doesn't look as good now. So I picked a number a few pounds less and I'm sticking to that.
Not a weight number, but a goal nonetheless is to fit into a particular pair of pants in my closet.
Another way is to pick a target BMI. Wii Fit told me that studies show people with a BMI of 22 are the healthiest. (I personally don't think BMI is the best/only indicator of health, but it can identify a weight range if you're not sure.)
My sister is aiming for the Devine formula or "ideal body weight", which is 100 pounds for a 5-foot woman and 5 add'l pounds for each inch above that. She is 5'6" - so she's aiming for 130. (100+[5 lb x 6 inches]) This formula is used on a number of weightloss websites, but is probably too low for most people, and really low for short women.

We had Pizza Hut last night too! I'm glad I talked DH into Thin and Crispy. But I did eat a greasy breadstick, so it still wasn't a healthy meal. ;) Did you get pan or hand-tossed? The pan is definitely a grease sponge, like you said.



First of all... I am glad I didn't know about that "ideal body weight" equation. That would put me at about 125 lb. for my ideal weight. I've never been that thin in my ENTIRE life... high school or college or even middle school (I suppose I was that weight for 5 minutes somewhere.... as I ZOOMED past it of course!). I think that 130 (which is my goal) will be low enough for me!

I'm not sure if the pizza was pan or hand-tossed. We don't order from them very often, so I just asked for the $10 special. :rotfl: The nearest Pizza Hut is about 30 minutes away, so we usually stick with either frozen, homemade or the local pizza place (which is WAAAY better than that greasy stuff we had last night!). But we were passing it on our way home from the mall, so I thought it might be a nice change. But I was WRONG!

Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

Not sure I have any healthy favorites at Disney. Maybe my "once-per-trip" caramel apple (at least it is fruit! :lmao:)... and I usually share it with DD, so it is actually a half portion! I also LOVE the Dole Whips and from what I have seen/read, they aren't actually that bad in fat and calories. I am looking forward to having one in just a few weeks!!

Favorite healthy dining out food... I love going to Applebee's because of the WW menu items (although they have really reduced the number of them in the past year). The Steak and Portobellos meal is delicious, as is the Cajun Lime Tilapia I had just a few weeks ago. It feels like a splurge but most of the meals are lower in points than many Lean Cuisines!

For places other than Applebee's.... I usually need to order something and kind of "make it my own" by ordering it with no sauce or sauce on the side, no starch, no oil, things like that. Sometimes I'll order it with double vegetable instead of the potato/rice/fry option. It is tough, but definitely do-able.


Corrina... sorry to hear that the Thai food wasn't as you expected. That is always such a disappointment. But I suppose it falls into the "live and learn" category.

I made a nice dinner at lunch time for us, since DD is out at a party right now and I wanted to have a meal together.

I sauteed some fresh green beans, mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion, and garlic. I added some cooked bowtie pasta (white pasta... no whole wheat in the house right now :rolleyes:). At that point I separated out some for DS and added some bacon and mozzarella to his.

For the rest of us I cooked up some all natural chicken sausage (with sundried tomato) and added that to the pasta/veggies. I put the mozzarella and cheese grater on the table to be added as desired, but that way I could go without. It was a delicious healthy meal (would have been healthier with whole wheat, but oh well), quick and easy, and at least we could all eat a portion of it!

Dinner will be a "grab N' go" (as the kids dubbed it a few years ago). Every man for himself. DH and DS will probably fight over last night's greasy pizza ( :eek:). But DS shouldn't be eating it because of his food allergies, so I think I'll have to intervene and make him something else. DD will probably be eating at the birthday party. Not sure what I will have. I'm thinking taco salad. I have some refried beans in the fridge, a bit of leftover diced pork from a few nights ago, plenty of salad greens and such. Sounds like a plan!
I've gotta run and finish up these scrapbook pages so that I can call them DONE for today!...............................P

donac
03-28-2010, 05:27 PM
Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?


Dh and I love to eat fruit in Africa and Dole WHips in the MK. One thing we found was fruit popsicles. We got them in DHS. ONe was strawberry and one was pineapple. We got one of each and told each other we would switch half way. we both were in love with the one we had but we did switch and the other one was just as good. The nice thing was I found them in our local grocery store when we got back. They have since stopped carrying the pineapple but I do get the strawberry ones pretty much every week. Dh, ds and I all love them and the best part is the strawberry is only 70 calories and no fat. I am hopping that come summer the pineapple ones come back. If they don't I will have to check some other grocery stores.

I have to get back to walking again. It got so cold and windy the last couple of days that we haven't walked. Dh is off the next couple of days and I start my vacation Tuesday afternoon. I am hoping that by Tuesday the rain will be gone and it will get warmer. I don't think I will have many kids in classes Mon and Tues but we have to check on some classes where faculty had vacation plans to make sure they have subs in them.

Dh and I got an email from his sister today asking if we were coming for Easter. My mom had asked us a couple of weeks ago. Dh said to me "A little late isn't it?" I am glad he had that attitude. He and I do a lot for his parents. He mows our lawn, his sister's lawn and his father's lawn. Last year I cooked St. Pat Day, Easter. Thanksgiving and Christmas for his family. The funny part is that my mil doesn't have stove that works so I cook at my house and the family transports the food to mil since it is hard for her to travel. I usually have 2 coolers (1 hot and 1 cold) a couple of crockpots and several bags of other things. If traffic ever gets bad I couple feed everyone around.

Have a nice evening everyone.

heatherlynn444
03-28-2010, 05:50 PM
QOTD: I like how at some restaurants for dessert you can get fresh fruit, that is my favorite!

my3princes
03-28-2010, 05:50 PM
Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

Another tough question. I can't say that I eat very healthy at WDW. We eat a lot of quick service meals. Often I let DH and the boys get what they want and I eat the leftovers. There are often leftovers and I hate to throw food away. If I do order for myself it is always a kids meal as the portion sizes are just right for me. I usually get the grapes or apples too. When we eat out I usually opt for something like chicken teriaki, a 1/2 breast size with veggie and rice. That is what I had when we ate out last night in fact.

corinnak
03-28-2010, 06:48 PM
Ugh...painting....ugh....

I love painting, but this was a lot of telling other people what to paint, which is far more exhausting to me than doing it myself. That along with the unfortunate paint fumes leaves me feeling wiped out even though it is only 6:30!

jenanderson - I totally agree with princessbride - your "slow speed" sounds pretty fast to me, especially given how new you are to running! I was going to suggest we might run together, but it sounds like you're going to be ahead of me! I am running a race the day before as well, so it could be....a very interesting weekend. Anyhow, I think you're right - be kinder to yourselves - you are doing amazing things!!!

jennz - way to get a workout in even though you were tired! I hope to follow your good example tonight.

donac - you amaze me every holiday with your ability to plan and prepare food ahead. Does this mean you are doing it all again for Easter or are you taking the day off?

my3princes - I totally agree with you on the kids meals. I love those carrots and grapes, too. :thumbsup2

pjlla - yes, I am chalking it up to live and learn, for sure! Today's lunch sound fabulous at your house!


Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?


My favorite healthy food when dining out is hard to choose - I have to say it is the whole wheat angelhair with roasted vegetables at Tucci Bennuch in the Mall of America. Mmmmm. I also love stir fry from Ghengis Grill and the black bean soup from Panera.

Favorite healthy foods at WDW: Chocolate covered banana from the ice cream carts is pretty darned good. I love the fresh fruits at any of the buffets. I can't think of a lot of real "healthy" food at WDW, but I did get some really good vegetarian vegetable soup at All Star Sports food court, of all places! We also love the veggie burgers, but I'm not sure of their "healthiness" rating.

It is so hard to list healthy foods because it seems like one person's idea of healthy is another person's idea of scary, you know?

Rose&Mike
03-28-2010, 08:02 PM
Thanks for all the comments about choosing a goal weight. I had read about the Devine scale. Interestingly, that matches what I weighed in college. I am 5'7" and was at 135 (and thought I was "fat"). The most comfortable weight I've been at as an adult has been 150. Last time I lost weight I didn't make it there, only got down to 162. I think I have a lot more muscle than I did in college, so 135 might be unrealistic. I think I'm going to set a goal for 150, and then re-evaluate when I get closer. Like many people, I have never thought I was "good enough." That's going to be the hardest part, not only feeling good enough, but feeling great!

Tigger--hope the first communion went great!

Have a good evening!
Rose

tigger813
03-28-2010, 08:15 PM
Thanks, Rose! It was a great day! She looked so pretty and enjoyed it so much! We then spent the afternoon with a family that we've become good friends with over the last month. She got a Aeropostale gift card that we may use this week. She also got a Target gift card from Auntie. Took some photos with her camera and some video of the day. She got a neat new Bible too. Then tonight DH went to a league soccer coach's meeting and won 2 tickets to a NE Revolution Soccer game in 3 weeks at Gillette Stadium so she was super excited. And they are great seats!:cool1:

I ate and drank way too much today. Really need to get back op tomorrow. Of course PMS is setting in. Got a pretty good night's sleep last night so if sleeping goes well tonight I may have the energy to get up and workout early.

1 client tomorrow and dancing for DD1 and myself tomorrow night. Of course we are expecting a ton of rain again this week! Not good news as there is a major water problem in town. I will actually have to ask permission to get to dancing as it's right up the road from the flooded area. Good news is that it's supposed to be in the 70s for Easter next weekend!:banana:

corinnak
03-28-2010, 09:17 PM
Hi BL pals
I was looking on the WW website tonight and came across this member's website. I thought some of you might be interested in what she has to say. She has some interesting thoughts on choosing a goal weight:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/choosingagoalweight.htm

And on losing the last 5-10 pounds:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/laststubborn10pounds.htm

And a bunch of other stuff, but I'll leave it at that! :)

tigger813
03-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Hi BL pals
I was looking on the WW website tonight and came across this member's website. I thought some of you might be interested in what she has to say. She has some interesting thoughts on choosing a goal weight:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/choosingagoalweight.htm

And on losing the last 5-10 pounds:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/laststubborn10pounds.htm

And a bunch of other stuff, but I'll leave it at that! :)

Just read the 2nd article! Very interesting. I will look at the other one tomorrow and reread the 2nd one. I really want to lose those last 5-10 though after this weekend it may be 15:scared1:

princessbride6205
03-28-2010, 10:35 PM
First of all... I am glad I didn't know about that "ideal body weight" equation. That would put me at about 125 lb. for my ideal weight. I've never been that thin in my ENTIRE life... high school or college or even middle school (I suppose I was that weight for 5 minutes somewhere.... as I ZOOMED past it of course!). I think that 130 (which is my goal) will be low enough for me!
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Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

Not sure I have any healthy favorites at Disney. Maybe my "once-per-trip" caramel apple (at least it is fruit! :lmao:)... and I usually share it with DD, so it is actually a half portion! I also LOVE the Dole Whips and from what I have seen/read, they aren't actually that bad in fat and calories. I am looking forward to having one in just a few weeks!!
I LOVE the gourmet caramel apples. At least it has an apple in it! ;)
As for the "ideal weight" - I hope it didn't come off that I was advocating that. It's just what I've seen the formula called - I think it's too low for most people - just wanted to throw it into the mix of the goal weight discussion.

Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

Another tough question. I can't say that I eat very healthy at WDW. We eat a lot of quick service meals. Often I let DH and the boys get what they want and I eat the leftovers. There are often leftovers and I hate to throw food away. If I do order for myself it is always a kids meal as the portion sizes are just right for me. I usually get the grapes or apples too. When we eat out I usually opt for something like chicken teriaki, a 1/2 breast size with veggie and rice. That is what I had when we ate out last night in fact.
Not a lot of delicious healthy food comes to mind for me at WDW or when dining out - that's why I put the question out there. To maybe spark some ideas that we can share with each other. I also like to get the kids meals. I love that they come with two fruit/veg sides!

Ugh...painting....ugh....

I love painting, but this was a lot of telling other people what to paint, which is far more exhausting to me than doing it myself. That along with the unfortunate paint fumes leaves me feeling wiped out even though it is only 6:30!


Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

My favorite healthy food when dining out is hard to choose - I have to say it is the whole wheat angelhair with roasted vegetables at Tucci Bennuch in the Mall of America. Mmmmm. I also love stir fry from Ghengis Grill and the black bean soup from Panera.

Favorite healthy foods at WDW: Chocolate covered banana from the ice cream carts is pretty darned good. I love the fresh fruits at any of the buffets. I can't think of a lot of real "healthy" food at WDW, but I did get some really good vegetarian vegetable soup at All Star Sports food court, of all places! We also love the veggie burgers, but I'm not sure of their "healthiness" rating.

It is so hard to list healthy foods because it seems like one person's idea of healthy is another person's idea of scary, you know?
I know what you're saying. My idea of healthy on vacation is a little different than my "on plan" at home. I may have to try Tucci Bennuch - never been. We'll have to get back to Khan's for some healthy dining out (similar to Genghis Grill).

Thanks for all the comments about choosing a goal weight. I had read about the Devine scale. Interestingly, that matches what I weighed in college. I am 5'7" and was at 135 (and thought I was "fat"). The most comfortable weight I've been at as an adult has been 150. Last time I lost weight I didn't make it there, only got down to 162. I think I have a lot more muscle than I did in college, so 135 might be unrealistic. I think I'm going to set a goal for 150, and then re-evaluate when I get closer. Like many people, I have never thought I was "good enough." That's going to be the hardest part, not only feeling good enough, but feeling great!

Tigger--hope the first communion went great!

Have a good evening!
Rose
I'm with you on figuring out how to feel good at my goal weight, despite it not being my ultimate ideal weight. In my head I know I can't get to ideal with my current lifestyle, but what we see/feel when looking in a mirror is a different story. My Devine scale weight is 120, which is definitely not happening. I was always a muscular child and teen (gymnast, tennis, softball, soccer & dance) so I think the last time I was 120 may have been age 13.

Thanks, Rose! It was a great day! She looked so pretty and enjoyed it so much! We then spent the afternoon with a family that we've become good friends with over the last month. She got a Aeropostale gift card that we may use this week. She also got a Target gift card from Auntie. Took some photos with her camera and some video of the day. She got a neat new Bible too. Then tonight DH went to a league soccer coach's meeting and won 2 tickets to a NE Revolution Soccer game in 3 weeks at Gillette Stadium so she was super excited. And they are great seats!:cool1:

I ate and drank way too much today. Really need to get back op tomorrow. Of course PMS is setting in. Got a pretty good night's sleep last night so if sleeping goes well tonight I may have the energy to get up and workout early.

1 client tomorrow and dancing for DD1 and myself tomorrow night. Of course we are expecting a ton of rain again this week! Not good news as there is a major water problem in town. I will actually have to ask permission to get to dancing as it's right up the road from the flooded area. Good news is that it's supposed to be in the 70s for Easter next weekend!:banana:
Congrats to your DD on her communion. I'm glad you finally got in a good night's sleep. Hope that trend continues for you! :thumbsup2

Hi BL pals
I was looking on the WW website tonight and came across this member's website. I thought some of you might be interested in what she has to say. She has some interesting thoughts on choosing a goal weight:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/choosingagoalweight.htm

And on losing the last 5-10 pounds:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/laststubborn10pounds.htm

And a bunch of other stuff, but I'll leave it at that! :)
Wow, the goal weight post had so much information - I'm still processing what I read. Some things really clicked with me and it definitely has me thinking. It took me a while to get through because I enjoyed exploring some of the links.
And can I just say that I LOVE this quote:
I need a weight were I can follow the 80/20% rule and eat healthy 80% and less than healthy 20%. This works well. Dieticians recommend it. It is a reasonable and happy balance.
This changes my entire line of thinking. I've been feeling like I'm cheating or having mini failures when I go off plan, eat treats, dine out. But 80% healthy is something I can absolutely achieve - pretty much everyday, I think. I think I am achieving this actually, without even knowing it. Why have I never heard this before?

Guess I should answer my own QOTDs!
Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?
My fave healthy foods at WDW are veggie burgers (I just discovered these a few weeks ago - they have little chunks of veggies like broccoli in there!), the beet/goat cheese/mixed greens salad at Sunshine Seasons, and all the salads at Boma dinner. Oatmeal and fruit became my staple healthy breakfast - I wouldn't say it was amazing, but it was good enough that I didn't feel deprived turning down the more fun breakfast foods.
Dining out is tough for me. My coworkers take a weekly lunch trip to Baja (quick Mexican place) and DH/DD's fave restaurant is a local pizza place. Finding truly healthy options at these places is rough for me. I get the black bean chili - no sour cream - at the Mex place and limit myself to a handful of tortilla chips because they have an amazing salsa bar. And I treat myself to soda because they have my fave: Coke Zero. At the pizza place, I usually order an "individual size" veggie pizza and don't finish it all. They have some yummy ones.

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-28-2010, 10:35 PM
Still down 5lbs :goodvibes
I got a prize for doing so well and me and my mom watched Twilight and New Moon, but I fell asleep during them lol :lmao: I was just plan tired :guilty:
Now watching the end of Titanic on TNT, might watch the whole thing later on DVD. Saw The Princess and the Frog and Old Dogs. Did a walk on the tredmill for 30 minutes while reading Breaking Dawn. I'm on the 3rd part of the book finally lol. I was getting tired of Jacob talking and complaining, but I made through it :woohoo: I have to say I hope things go this smoothly for the next some odd pounds I need to lose lol. My mom said she'll be praising me for my comitment when I lose a total of 10lbs all together. Two of my best friends gave me a wonderful birthday present today. They got me a tote with Edward Cullen on it and a bunch of pins on it with Edward, the Cullen Crest, and New Moon :scared1: I love it :cloud9:

Downside to all of this is that for Easter I either get no candy or maybe a piece which isn't to bad to me I guess, but its still sad to not have the yummies :sad1: But I'm working hard :laundy: and staying an angel :littleangel: on my way to weight loss :thumbsup2

LuvBaloo
03-29-2010, 01:27 AM
Behind again. Ended up with the flu, which is a horrible way to come back to work. Missed all of Thurs and most of Friday at work. I tried going in Fri, but gave up after an hour and a half and 3 people telling I looked like crap and should go home. Actually starting to feel mostly normal today, but not much stamina. Went out as a family and did a little geo-caching to celebrate the start of spring. DD's Brownie troop is doing geocaching on Tuesday, and DD is the only experienced one in her troop, so its a great opportunity for her to speak up and share knowledge. I ended up having a 3 hour nap when we got home, but it was great to get outside and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air :goodvibes

Anyhow, I started reading through the posts and didn't get all the way caught up, but will finish up tomorrow or Tuesday.

Thanks ShortyNBug for coaching last week!:thumbsup2
Thanks PrincessBride for coaching this week!:cool1:


QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?

DH is supportive, and knows the changes are good for him. Our DD's at 8 and 5 so far have no weight issues (I'm more worried about the 8yo being too skinny). Focus is on eating healthy, with unhealthy food being a treat.
DH did not like the whole-wheat pasta at first (too expensive was his grumble) but he's realized that it has more taste and is more filling. He actually went to the grocery store on Saturday with the girls as I wasn't up to it. It was cute that he came home excited about reading the labels on some stuff. He was surprised at the difference in the regular frozen burgers vs the lean angus ones, and realized that I was right, the extra cost was worth the better burger in taste and nutrition.


Welcome back, Shannnon, thanks for getting our results out so quickly! :love: So how far it is to walk to DL from your house?


Its about 1675miles to DL :thumbsup2


Friday QOTD: How do you deal with treats? Do you have a splurge day, avoid them altogether, find healthy treats?

I eat some treats, but have switched to some healthier treat options like baked instead of regular chips. :goodvibes

Off to bed to read before getting a good nights sleep and back to work again tomorrow :(

LuvBaloo
03-29-2010, 01:30 AM
Here's the friendly reminder to report in.

Redlight & CptJackSparrow - I'm not sure if you want to do official weigh-ins or not, but if you do just send me your weight.

If your name is on the list, I haven't gotten your March 26th weigh in yet.
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tigger813
03-29-2010, 07:13 AM
Starting the day off right! I just finished the 1 mile WATP! Planning on doing a 3 mile after taking DD2 to preschool. Then giving a hot stone massage at 12:30. I also have my Irish Step class tonight!

I'm so wiped out! I really think it's the what seems like incessant rain! It started again last night and is expected to continue until Wednesday! 3-6 inches expected! YIKES! Please pray for all the families that are dealing with flooding in their homes in MA including my town! It just doesn't want to stop!

Time to try and get DD2 up again! She's wiped from our busy day yesterday and stayed up a bit late last night.

Enjoy your day everyone! I really needed to get back on track since I'll be coaching at the end of the week!

mikamah
03-29-2010, 07:42 AM
Good morning fellow losers. It's was a busy weekend here, so I don't have enough time to read through it all, but I will tonight. I'd love to get some healthy food ideas for disneyworld. I'm guessing I won't be hearing that my favorite mickey ice cream bar is healthy.


Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?I love the dole whips, which may not be too healthy, but they are low cal and fat free, I think. We often grabbed a bowl of fruit or grapes or a banana on the way to the bus in the morning from the food court. I am also one who doesn't eat very healthy on vacation.
Healthy food when dining out would be soup. Any broth based soup is good, or chili. Panera is our favorite and they have a few low fat, high fiber soups that work out to be 2 ww points. Their black bean and chicken noodle are my favorite.

I'll be back on to catch up later.

Have a great day.:)

pjlla
03-29-2010, 08:34 AM
Morning all! I am subbing for the school nurse today, so it is a crap shoot whether or not I will have a quiet day.

An interesting thing for those of you who have been reading about my struggle to get to my goal weight. A woman I sub with is on WW also and commented that she is just too hungry with just 18 points per day. I wondered why she only gets 18 when my (older) WW book states that the minimum is 20. I asked over at the WW Chat thread and apparently WW has changed things up over the past few years and now the daily minimum is 18. (The weekly Flex points hasn't changed.) Considering I am not particularly tall and I am within just a few pounds of my goal (which is at the lower end of the WW goal range), I am probably supposed to be having a daily minimum of 18 points instead of the 20 I have been having.

All this time I was thinking I might be eating too little and maybe it was too much?? Who knows!?? I MAY officially join WW again this week to get some updated books/information and to be able to attend a few meetings and spend some time bending the ear of the leader. It might seem foolish to join now... obviously I know what I am doing because I managed to lose almost 85 pounds on my own and joining WW to lose the last 7 does sound kind of silly. But I am struggling so badly with these last 7 that I think I need some "professional help"!!

I can't believe that Easter is less than a week away! I haven't even given it any thought. I have bought NOTHING for my kids baskets yet. They are getting older and I am not filling the baskets with candy any more, but they still need something. Probably end up buying Legos and such for DS and Itunes cards and such for DD. She also wants a new perfume from Victoria's Secret. I'll probably buy DS a Disney gift card also for our upcoming trip. I'm not working tomorrow because the kids and I have dentist appointments in the afternoon, so I guess I'll run out in the morning and get those things.

I didn't get nearly as much scrapbooking done this weekend as I wanted, but I am almost finished with our 2005 trip books and I am so excited! Just a few more pages to finish up and I can call it done!!

Well.. I'm off... TTYL...............P

tigger813
03-29-2010, 09:00 AM
On a roll, 4 pounds for the day so far!

Of course, I need to get moving after this incredibly wonderful weekend. Unfortunately it was filled with overindulgence! I'm refocusing this week. It's Holy Week and I really didn't give anything up for Lent so I will be really focused all week to make up for that!

Time to shower and get ready for work!

Where'sPiglet?
03-29-2010, 10:40 AM
Good morning fellow losers. It's was a busy weekend here, so I don't have enough time to read through it all, but I will tonight. I'd love to get some healthy food ideas for disneyworld. I'm guessing I won't be hearing that my favorite mickey ice cream bar is healthy.


Nope! :scared1:
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I started out on this thread and totally got off track. I am exactly the same weight now as I was when I started. I guess if I was on the maintainers team, it'd be something to celebrate! :rotfl:

I guess I will try to get back on track since we are going until mid-May.

princessbride6205
03-29-2010, 11:21 AM
Still down 5lbs :goodvibes
I got a prize for doing so well and me and my mom watched Twilight and New Moon, but I fell asleep during them lol :lmao: I was just plan tired :guilty:
Now watching the end of Titanic on TNT, might watch the whole thing later on DVD. Saw The Princess and the Frog and Old Dogs. Did a walk on the tredmill for 30 minutes while reading Breaking Dawn. I'm on the 3rd part of the book finally lol. I was getting tired of Jacob talking and complaining, but I made through it :woohoo: I have to say I hope things go this smoothly for the next some odd pounds I need to lose lol. My mom said she'll be praising me for my comitment when I lose a total of 10lbs all together. Two of my best friends gave me a wonderful birthday present today. They got me a tote with Edward Cullen on it and a bunch of pins on it with Edward, the Cullen Crest, and New Moon :scared1: I love it :cloud9:

Downside to all of this is that for Easter I either get no candy or maybe a piece which isn't to bad to me I guess, but its still sad to not have the yummies :sad1: But I'm working hard :laundy: and staying an angel :littleangel: on my way to weight loss :thumbsup2
Cool birthday presents. It sounds like you are finding good ways to stay on plan. :thumbsup2

Behind again. Ended up with the flu, which is a horrible way to come back to work. Missed all of Thurs and most of Friday at work. I tried going in Fri, but gave up after an hour and a half and 3 people telling I looked like crap and should go home. Actually starting to feel mostly normal today, but not much stamina. Went out as a family and did a little geo-caching to celebrate the start of spring. DD's Brownie troop is doing geocaching on Tuesday, and DD is the only experienced one in her troop, so its a great opportunity for her to speak up and share knowledge. I ended up having a 3 hour nap when we got home, but it was great to get outside and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air :goodvibes
Sorry to hear that you are sick. Yuck!
Very cool with the geo-caching. I'd like to try that when DD gets just a little bit older.

Good morning fellow losers. It's was a busy weekend here, so I don't have enough time to read through it all, but I will tonight. I'd love to get some healthy food ideas for disneyworld. I'm guessing I won't be hearing that my favorite mickey ice cream bar is healthy.

I love the dole whips, which may not be too healthy, but they are low cal and fat free, I think. We often grabbed a bowl of fruit or grapes or a banana on the way to the bus in the morning from the food court. I am also one who doesn't eat very healthy on vacation.
Healthy food when dining out would be soup. Any broth based soup is good, or chili. Panera is our favorite and they have a few low fat, high fiber soups that work out to be 2 ww points. Their black bean and chicken noodle are my favorite.
Ooh, now you've got me thinking about some Panera soup for lunch...
On vacation, especially at WDW, I don't feel like every meal has to be a treat or a splurge. So if we're eating at a Quick Service where nothing really appeals, I'll just get the healthiest thing on the menu. Again not a particular healthy food, but a strategy for dining out is to just not finish everything. I'm sure we've all heard that before. Like if I get a grilled chicken sandwich, I'll usually discard about half the bun. Or if it's a buffet, I'll take teeny portions.

Morning all! I am subbing for the school nurse today, so it is a crap shoot whether or not I will have a quiet day.

An interesting thing for those of you who have been reading about my struggle to get to my goal weight. A woman I sub with is on WW also and commented that she is just too hungry with just 18 points per day. I wondered why she only gets 18 when my (older) WW book states that the minimum is 20. I asked over at the WW Chat thread and apparently WW has changed things up over the past few years and now the daily minimum is 18. (The weekly Flex points hasn't changed.) Considering I am not particularly tall and I am within just a few pounds of my goal (which is at the lower end of the WW goal range), I am probably supposed to be having a daily minimum of 18 points instead of the 20 I have been having.

All this time I was thinking I might be eating too little and maybe it was too much?? Who knows!?? I MAY officially join WW again this week to get some updated books/information and to be able to attend a few meetings and spend some time bending the ear of the leader. It might seem foolish to join now... obviously I know what I am doing because I managed to lose almost 85 pounds on my own and joining WW to lose the last 7 does sound kind of silly. But I am struggling so badly with these last 7 that I think I need some "professional help"!!
I wonder what the better point amount is for you. Since you don't often eat your activity points, I can't imagine you're eating too much, but I guess it's possible. Whatever is keeping you from your goal weight, I hope you figure it out! Did you read the two links Corinna posted? One was about losing the last 5-10 lbs. I haven't read that one yet, but read the other one and liked the author's perspective.

On a roll, 4 pounds for the day so far!

Of course, I need to get moving after this incredibly wonderful weekend. Unfortunately it was filled with overindulgence! I'm refocusing this week. It's Holy Week and I really didn't give anything up for Lent so I will be really focused all week to make up for that!

Time to shower and get ready for work!
Sounds like you're all set to get in lots of great exercise this week!

maiziezoe
03-29-2010, 12:19 PM
Happy Saturday morning all!

That said, I am not feeling particularly happy. I stayed the SAME yesterday on the scale and I am just absolutely BEYOND, BEYOND, BEYOND frustration. I tracked every single point last week. I exercised every day between Saturday and Thursday. I ate well within my FLex points for the week (about 25) and made sure that I used a few almost every day (I averaged about 24 points per day)... and I still didn't lose. It might be a TOM issue, but I just can't wrap my stupid mind around it.

I know that I just need to keep on the way I have been. I'm sure that I am building some muscle from my circuit training class, because I am constantly sore somewhere from it. I know I am getting in plenty of cardio because I am getting in anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes each day.

I've been doing WW long enough to know that my eating is okay .... although I suppose I could still not be eating enough.

I didn't eat super healthy last week. Because of PMS and because I was trying to get in a few extra points every day, I ate junk at the end of most days. By Thursday I wasn't sure if I wanted salty or sweet, so I was going back and forth between the two all evening!

After my frustration on the scale yesterday morning I blew my points OUT OF THE WATER at the movies last night (popcorn, M&Ms, twizzlers) and feel absolutely ill about it (both physically and mentally) today.

I did get BACK on the scale this morning to see what last night's damage might be and I am still the same, so that is good.

I skipped being over here most of yesterday because of my frustration and because I was mad at myself for overreacting in a post to Flipflopmom. I apologized to her and she was sweet and accepting.

I haven't updated my STUPID WISH journal in a few days because it feels like such a farce. It is titled "30 days til goal" and now there is NO WAY on the planet I will be near my goal weight on Easter. I go back and forth between wanting to scream and wanting to cry about it. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. I've tried eating more, I've tried eating less. I am measuring and weighing my foods and tracking everything. I am getting plenty of exercise and plenty of water. I don't drink alcohol or lots of white carbs or lots of processed foods. I try to get my healthy oils/fats. In other words.... I am following the program!

I know at this point I just need to keep plugging along. I am NOT going to throw in the towel. If I end up maintaining at this weight for the next 5 years, it is STILL better than the 219 lb. I was at before. Two years ago I would have been THRILLED to be at 137 lb. And I am happy at this weight... but I am NOT where I want to be and it seems like I just can't get there.... like one of those dreams where you run and run and aren't going any where!!

Sorry to be ranting about this AGAIN (I think I just did this last weekend. :confused3 ) PLEASE don't feel it necessary to respond, reply, or quote. I know you are all there for me if I need it. I just needed to vocalize my mental dialogue.

I think, despite the cold, I need to get out there for a run. It might make me feel better. TTYL..........P

I know I am a little behind but I wanted to give you a :hug:.

Just talked to Redwalker and her beloved dog Xena passed away this morning. We always called her Xena, Warrior Puppy! She was one special. remarkable, lovable dog!

Please join me in sending out lots of hugs to her and her DH and DDs! Xena will be missed but always lovingly remembered!:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

God Bless you Xena!

:grouphug:Redwalker!!! I am so sorry to hear about Xena.


I have a question for everyone--How did you set your final goal weight? I'm still a ways off, but I'm starting to think about it. I have the weight I was in college, and then I have the weight I was right before I got pregnant with DS, and then again that same weight a couple of other times as an adult. Those weights are 15 pounds apart. I would love to be at the college weight, but I'm not sure that it is realistic.


I picked my goal weight to be 154... anything lower than that and my face starts to look too skeleton-y. My hubby thinks that when I get to 154 I will want to be lower... but I think I like 154 (even though it actually puts me at 4 pounds over the government's "healthy" scale for my height... Idon'tevencare!)


okay just popping on here - I made a choice I'm proud of. I was still tired today from dd's sleepover party Friday night! But I did Leslie's 5 mile walk. :banana: Now it's off to Sam's...

Great job, my friend!!! :cheer2:

Behind again. Ended up with the flu, which is a horrible way to come back to work. Missed all of Thurs and most of Friday at work. I tried going in Fri, but gave up after an hour and a half and 3 people telling I looked like crap and should go home. Actually starting to feel mostly normal today, but not much stamina. Went out as a family and did a little geo-caching to celebrate the start of spring. DD's Brownie troop is doing geocaching on Tuesday, and DD is the only experienced one in her troop, so its a great opportunity for her to speak up and share knowledge. I ended up having a 3 hour nap when we got home, but it was great to get outside and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air :goodvibes

Anyhow, I started reading through the posts and didn't get all the way caught up, but will finish up tomorrow or Tuesday.

Thanks ShortyNBug for coaching last week!:thumbsup2
Thanks PrincessBride for coaching this week!:cool1:



DH is supportive, and knows the changes are good for him. Our DD's at 8 and 5 so far have no weight issues (I'm more worried about the 8yo being too skinny). Focus is on eating healthy, with unhealthy food being a treat.
DH did not like the whole-wheat pasta at first (too expensive was his grumble) but he's realized that it has more taste and is more filling. He actually went to the grocery store on Saturday with the girls as I wasn't up to it. It was cute that he came home excited about reading the labels on some stuff. He was surprised at the difference in the regular frozen burgers vs the lean angus ones, and realized that I was right, the extra cost was worth the better burger in taste and nutrition.



Its about 1675miles to DL :thumbsup2



I eat some treats, but have switched to some healthier treat options like baked instead of regular chips. :goodvibes

Off to bed to read before getting a good nights sleep and back to work again tomorrow :(

Feel better soon!!!! :hug:

Morning all! I am subbing for the school nurse today, so it is a crap shoot whether or not I will have a quiet day.

An interesting thing for those of you who have been reading about my struggle to get to my goal weight. A woman I sub with is on WW also and commented that she is just too hungry with just 18 points per day. I wondered why she only gets 18 when my (older) WW book states that the minimum is 20. I asked over at the WW Chat thread and apparently WW has changed things up over the past few years and now the daily minimum is 18. (The weekly Flex points hasn't changed.) Considering I am not particularly tall and I am within just a few pounds of my goal (which is at the lower end of the WW goal range), I am probably supposed to be having a daily minimum of 18 points instead of the 20 I have been having.

All this time I was thinking I might be eating too little and maybe it was too much?? Who knows!?? I MAY officially join WW again this week to get some updated books/information and to be able to attend a few meetings and spend some time bending the ear of the leader. It might seem foolish to join now... obviously I know what I am doing because I managed to lose almost 85 pounds on my own and joining WW to lose the last 7 does sound kind of silly. But I am struggling so badly with these last 7 that I think I need some "professional help"!!

I can't believe that Easter is less than a week away! I haven't even given it any thought. I have bought NOTHING for my kids baskets yet. They are getting older and I am not filling the baskets with candy any more, but they still need something. Probably end up buying Legos and such for DS and Itunes cards and such for DD. She also wants a new perfume from Victoria's Secret. I'll probably buy DS a Disney gift card also for our upcoming trip. I'm not working tomorrow because the kids and I have dentist appointments in the afternoon, so I guess I'll run out in the morning and get those things.

I didn't get nearly as much scrapbooking done this weekend as I wanted, but I am almost finished with our 2005 trip books and I am so excited! Just a few more pages to finish up and I can call it done!!

Well.. I'm off... TTYL...............P

I finished my Christmas shopping in October last year so I took advantage of the Thanksgiving night sales and got a majority of my Easter shopping done that night (after standing in line at Wal-Mart for 3.5 hours!). I just need to pick up some treats for their baskets and a few movies (New Moon for DD13, Princess and the Frog for DD3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks for DS5).

maiziezoe
03-29-2010, 12:30 PM
Hello Losers!!!

It's sunny in Illinois today and by the end of the week it is supposed to be in the mid-70's! Nice weather puts me in a great mood!

I went out Friday night and had a great time. I stuck to my ice water and was still obnoxious! :rotfl:

Last night I made Indian and Thai food for dinner. I didn't use any oils and kept the points down. It was delicious and I ate more than I probably should have (I think the Thai soup I made was a little too salty). I was up .4 this morning but I don't care because I am still in One-derland!

I am getting ready to go to the gym. I was so excited to go, I actually got dressed an hour early and now I am just sitting around waiting for 12:50 to show up. LOL

QOTD Saturday: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?

My kids LOVE it when I lay on the floor and "bench press" them. They giggle so much... it's so funny. When I skip the gym and walk in my neighborhood, I grab the kids for my cool down lap. They also love to do Just Dance for the Wii. My hubby and I do sit ups together every night before bed. I can out sit up him! :)

Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

I don't think I have a healthy favorite at Disney. I've never had to eat healthy when I have been there. My favorite healthy food when I dine out is a grilled chicken sandwich. I eat the bottom bun only. We went to Famous Dave's on Saturday and I ordered a Grilled Chicken Sandwich and fries. I ate the bottom bun and the chicken and 5 fries. I was blessed with great willpower.

I bought some Girl Scout cookies the other day from my neighbor (darn her cute kids!). Two boxes and I haven't eaten one cookie! Yeah me!

pjlla
03-29-2010, 01:01 PM
I bought some Girl Scout cookies the other day from my neighbor (darn her

cute kids!). Two boxes and I haven't eaten one cookie! Yeah me!

Amazing will power!! I won't even ask what flavor you bought! And thanks for my hug earlier.

Things have been busy here in the nurse's office. Lots of bellyaches and a few fevers. I was ravenous by the time I could go to lunch. I had a small tortilla wrap (technically 0 points, but I count it as .5), with some Hormel 100% natural honey ham (1 pt) and lettuce and mustard. I treated myself to some Baked Lay's (technically just the handful of crumbs left after the weekend) and a nice pear. I also ended up eating my afternoon snack, because I figured lunch was so late (mini Luna bar).

I forgot to defrost/plan something for dinner! Not like me... I'll figure it out when I get home. Actually... I think I will serve the Salmon patties I have in the freezer. DS will eat them (although he shouldn't because they have corn meal in the coating), but DD will not. I will cook her up a piece of chicken breast. Oven roast some cauliflower and make some whole wheat orzo and serve it up with a side of all natural apple sauce and call it a night! Quick and easy. Plus DH is at a meeting in Maine and I'm not sure if he will be returning in time for dinner, so this is an easy dinner to make a smaller portion of... one patty each for DS and myself, a small portion of orzo... and I can certainly polish off lots of cauliflower... I love it.

DD has Rainbow Girls tonight. I'm not sure if she will be carpooling or not, so I'm not sure how busy my evening will be. I MUST get in a 60 minute workout tonight before dinner. Maybe I'll do a 30 minute WATP video and then do 30 minutes of strength training/circuit training on my own here. I'm certainly not going for a run in the pouring rain!! ......TTYL..........P
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jenanderson
03-29-2010, 03:08 PM
Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow

maiziezoe
03-29-2010, 03:17 PM
Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow

Have a great trip!!!!

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-29-2010, 03:17 PM
I'm behind on my QOTDs, so I thought I'd just do them all at once. Sorry for the book! Feel free to skim or skip the post, but it was somewhat therapuetic for me to write all of these out. I think QOTDs are one of the great parts of this forum/challenge. Even if I don't answer one, I usually spend time pondering the question and my answer.

3/25 Thursday QOTD: What have you done to get your family on board with your new healthy lifestyle? Are they excited to try new things with you or do they grumble about the changes?

The girls grumble occasionally, but they always have in typical kid fashion. DH loves to eat healthy. We both like to cook, though we don't always have time. DH has been SO supportive of giving me the time to go out and run in the evening even if it means he doesn't get gym time of his own sometimes. But, as for food, we tend to cook a lot of vegetarian with some chicken dishes. We use lots of different vegetables (it's easier living in the heart of California). Our philosophy has always been, this is what's for dinner, eat it, don't eat it, stop when your full. We're not going to force food on one of them. BUT! They don't get another option.

Last night, our seven and four year old daughters ate a Thai stir fry with tofu, spinach, asparagus, carrots, and onions. It was mild because we're very sympathetic to not being able to handle spicy as a kid. i think some people are amazed at what our kids will eat when we're out at dinner or someone's house, but they've learned to enjoy lots of different flavors. Which doesn't mean that we don't get the "Ewww...I don't like it!" before they've ever even tried it. We just remind them they aren't allowed to say that until they've given it three bites. And if they really don't like it, there's always breakfast the next morning.

3/26 Friday QOTD: How do you deal with treats? Do you have a splurge day, avoid them altogether, find healthy treats?

I've been giving myself a smallish treat almost every day. I really like something sweet at night. While we still had Girl Scout cookies in the house, I had 4-8 thin mints a night depending on how many calories I had left over for the day. Another favorite treat at night is hot chocolate and, again, depending on how many calories I have left, I'll make it weaker or stronger. I also like the Hungry Girl Whoopie Pie even though it's made using the no-fat Cool Whip (which I would usually avoid like the plague cause of the ingredients). It really hits the spot and satisfies me for the rest of the evening.

During the day, I've changed my usual daytime "snack". I love, love, love Starbucks Chai tea. About eighteen months ago, I made a deal with myself that I would only let myself have a chai tea every time I lost five pounds. At that time, I lost about eighteen or nineteen pounds, and then gained it back. I didn't let myself have a chai in all that time, because I felt like a deal was a deal. When I hit the twenty pound mark this challenge, I finally let myself have a chai again. I had my second last weekend (I had saved it from when I had gotten to the twenty-five pound mark). Now that I've lost thirty, I can have another, but so far I'm saving it. The calories in it are actually not that horrid, but a deal's a deal! Instead, I've changed my Starbucks drink to a Venti Soy Sugar-free Hazlenut Misto (120 calories).

3/27 Saturday QOTD: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?

This was a fantastic question and the reason why this forum is so good for me and my family! We hadn't been doing much that involved the whole family. I'm running, DH goes to the gym, DD1 does ballet and has just started swim team (she's enjoying it and I don't care about records, but hope she'll follow pjlla's DD's footsteps and win a sportsmanship award!), DD2 is just your typically active preschooler though she did ask to start ballet and I'll probably have her do gymnastics once the school year is over and I've got the summer off with more time to take her. So, we all have something active to do, but it's all seperate.

Yesterday morning, after thinking about this question the whole day before, I told DH I wanted to go on a hike together for the day. He was all for it and we brought out a book we'd bought years before when DD1 was still a baby (Best Hikes with Children Around Sacramento). It has about 60 or more different hikes you can do and rates them for children's ability levels. We found an easy two mile hike over by the American River and we had the best time! We're going to try to do this on a much more regular basis over the spring and get ready for a bigger hike/camping trip this summer.

Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

I've only been to WDW once and it was so many years ago I don't remember what or where I ate! At DLR, I tend to eat what sounds good, though both on my multi-day December visit and our one day February visit, I tried to either choose soemthing that sounded healthier or tried to split it with my DH (who is always happy to split something...anyone else have a spouse with no problems maintaining a healthy weight? :headache:). :headache:

My favorite healthy food when eating out is fish. I particularly like to go for sushi since I can eat my usual fill for just slightly bigger percentage of my usual calories I have for dinner.

flipflopmom
03-29-2010, 03:58 PM
Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow

I love it!!! Have a blast! :cool1:

Well, I was totally out of control yesterday. I really think I ate most everything in site from 12-6. Pulled it together for the evening hours, but was up 1.5 this morning. Felt like a loser, that's for sure!

Did NOT want to run, I usually can't wait. Went out and did it anyway, and it was probably one of my worst mental runs ever! The first 10 minutes were torture, the last 5 weren't much better. I did do 3.22 miles in 38 minutes, with an avg. of 11.47, according to my new nike+ sensor. It also said I burned 450 calories! :banana: I think I'm really going to like it. I got a little velcro case to attach to my shoes.

Anyway, I am hopefully back on track! At least I feel like I've won the mental battle, now to get the scale to start agreeing soon!

Rose&Mike
03-29-2010, 05:09 PM
Hi BL pals
I was looking on the WW website tonight and came across this member's website. I thought some of you might be interested in what she has to say. She has some interesting thoughts on choosing a goal weight:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/choosingagoalweight.htm

And on losing the last 5-10 pounds:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/laststubborn10pounds.htm

And a bunch of other stuff, but I'll leave it at that! :)

Thanks for sharing! I typed up a detailed reply and I lost my internet connection! Let's just say, this gave me lots to think about and I'm hoping I will be able to start putting things into perspective.

tigger813
03-29-2010, 05:36 PM
Been pretty good today. Off to my Irish Step Class in a few minutes. It is pouring here and there is a major problem in our town right down the road from dancing. Two gigantic pumps stopped in front of the studio while I was there for DD1s lesson. A culvert completely collapsed and there is major flooding and they have had to take the road apart. We actually have to stop and tell a police officer that we are going to the dance studio as the road is blocked for all other traffic. We are expecting 3-6 inches of rain between now and Wednesday. We have had over 11 inches of rain this month. A new record in MA.

Say a prayer for all of those people with flooding near them! They are certainly going to need it!

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-29-2010, 06:16 PM
Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow

So jealous! :goodvibes Hope you have a blast this week.

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-29-2010, 06:22 PM
Been pretty good today. Off to my Irish Step Class in a few minutes. It is pouring here and there is a major problem in our town right down the road from dancing. Two gigantic pumps stopped in front of the studio while I was there for DD1s lesson. A culvert completely collapsed and there is major flooding and they have had to take the road apart. We actually have to stop and tell a police officer that we are going to the dance studio as the road is blocked for all other traffic. We are expecting 3-6 inches of rain between now and Wednesday. We have had over 11 inches of rain this month. A new record in MA.

Say a prayer for all of those people with flooding near them! They are certainly going to need it!

Definitely thinking of you. I hope your house is okay. I haven't heard from my DBIL/DSIL who live in Seekonk. Have you heard anything about flooding there?

tigger813
03-29-2010, 07:13 PM
Definitely thinking of you. I hope your house is okay. I haven't heard from my DBIL/DSIL who live in Seekonk. Have you heard anything about flooding there?

Sorry haven't heard anything about Seekonk. Our neighborhood is fine. We are kind of on a hill so knock on wood we are ok. Had a tiny bit of water last week but we didn't really notice it until after.

Irish Step class got canceled. One of the ladies didn't show up and the other called me right before I left to say she had twisted her knee getting out of her car so we will just add another week to our class. I wasn't up to dancing alone.

Sitting down watching DWTS and having some spicy dip and chips. Not much of it left so I won't over do it! Having some green tea with it!

Hoping there is little to no wind so I can sleep tonight.

Have a good night everyone!

3TinksAndAnEeyore
03-29-2010, 07:47 PM
Sorry for three posts in a row, but I'm home on Spring Break and the girls are playing in the backyard, the house is clean, I'm kind of tired, and sitting in my glider with my laptop on my lap is hitting the spot right now.

This is a really tough recipe :rotfl:

One box mix: :rotfl:Pillsbury Quick Bread Cranberry

place dry mix in mixing bowl, add one can of diet orange soda and mix. Bake as directed on box.

That is super easy! :lmao:

Whoo hoo!!!!!!:cool1: You should be gleeful!!! 30 pounds is awesome, and such a great feeling to be back to pre pregnant weight.

It is a great feeling! That puts me about a third of the way to where I want to end the weight loss part of this getting healthy journey.

As for the speed, 12 minute mile is actually great - a lot of people would love to have that pace!

Yep, I concur! I started the C25K program at the beginning of January and I'm now "running" 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes at a time, but just under a fifteen minute/mile pace. I'd love to improve to a 12 minute mile. I'm not complaining, mind you! :goodvibes I figure it will likely come in time and I'm happy where I'm at.

Sorry to be ranting about this AGAIN (I think I just did this last weekend. :confused3 ) PLEASE don't feel it necessary to respond, reply, or quote. I know you are all there for me if I need it. I just needed to vocalize my mental dialogue.

:hug: to you! I didn't feel it necessary to respond but wanted to let you know that I hope all your hard work starts coming together for you soon. I thought the links Corrina posted were exceptional reading. And, though it might not make you feel better right now, reading about your struggles is helpful to me (and probably others) to know what to expect when we get to where you are now. Look at how far you've come! You're truly an inspiration.

Just talked to Redwalker and her beloved dog Xena passed away this morning.

Redwalker, my heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so sorry for the loss of the furry member of your family. :hug::hug::hug:

You're right about my user name - I got married at WDW on 6-2-05. Also, Princess Bride is probably my fave movie of all time.

That's so sweet! And Princess Bride is one of my all time favorite movies, too!

My sister is aiming for the Devine formula or "ideal body weight", which is 100 pounds for a 5-foot woman and 5 add'l pounds for each inch above that. She is 5'6" - so she's aiming for 130. (100+[5 lb x 6 inches]) This formula is used on a number of weightloss websites, but is probably too low for most people, and really low for short women.

Rose, I thought the discussion you started was very interesting with everyone's input on goal weight. I found this one interesting since at 5'9" I should weight 145 according to the Devine scale. That's where I was where I was happiest way back in college (twenty years ago!). It's close to where I was aiming (148) as a nice round 100# loss goal. After reading the links Corrina gave, I think I'll keep it as a possible goal, but re-evaluate when I get closer to the "Happy Weight Formula" weight for me which is 162 (http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/happyweight).


Check out Title Nine and Bare Necessities online for extended sizes. Title Nine has a ton of different sports bras and a rating system for intensity. They even have something called a Last Resort Bra.

I was also going to recommend Title Nine (http://www.titlenine.com/category/sports-bras-and-undies.do?nType=1). Just be cautious in whatever bra you choose that it fits well and is not digging into your breasts at any spot. Even non-wire bras can lead to mastitis if they are pressing into and block one of your milk ducts!


Hi BL pals
I was looking on the WW website tonight and came across this member's website. I thought some of you might be interested in what she has to say. She has some interesting thoughts on choosing a goal weight:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/choosingagoalweight.htm

And on losing the last 5-10 pounds:

http://goingskiing.webs.com/laststubborn10pounds.htm

And a bunch of other stuff, but I'll leave it at that! :)

I've already referenced this, but want to thank you for posting it. I almost didn't read it since I'm still so far from even the upper end of my goal weight range and certainly nowhere close to the last 5-10 pounds. But I thought the author gave excellent and sensible advice on much more than how much weight to lose.

Ended up with the flu, which is a horrible way to come back to work.

I'm so sorry you're not feeling well! Hope you are on the road to recovery soon.

I finished my Christmas shopping in October last year so I took advantage of the Thanksgiving night sales and got a majority of my Easter shopping done that night (after standing in line at Wal-Mart for 3.5 hours!). I just need to pick up some treats for their baskets and a few movies (New Moon for DD13, Princess and the Frog for DD3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks for DS5).

Wow! Can I just say I am amazingly impressed by this! I always say I'm going to finish shopping for Christmas in October, but every year I'm surfing the web trying to come up with ideas for people at the beginning of December! :scared1:

Graciesmom77
03-29-2010, 07:52 PM
Good luck with the water issues. Its always something with a house isn't it. I was only 23 when we bought our house and if I knew how much maintanance there was going to be, I think I would have waited.

I have not been doing well at all. Pizza is my down fall and I have had it 3 times over the weekend and overate everytime. Then tonight I went out to eat and ate sweet potato fries and cheese and potatoe soup! I could just kick myself. :mad:

Tomorrow is a new day and I am kicking it into gear! I would really love to become vegan so I am going to slowly start working my way there. I love cheese and it kills me to think of not having it again, but I am going to experiment with almond and soy cheese and see if anything is worth calling lovely cheese.

I have been obsessed with this show on bbc america called "You Are What You Eat". The Dr.'s name is Gillian McKeith and she kicks peoples bums! She is into fresh foods and mostly fruits and veggies, though some non red meat and fish. She also believes in a lot of raw veggies and fruits. I went and got 2 of her books. They are really interesting and once you start reading about food, its really amazing. Its really crazy what the government allows into our foods. Other countries ban things because they are dangerous, but the US still allows it. Gillian McKeith doesnt say too much about what you shouldn't eat, but pushes you to try new foods and eat less processed foods. For the next 3 days I am going to try to follow a vegan diet with little or no processed foods. I have a terrible problem with energy and many things I am reading are saying its the processed foods that could be making me feel that way. I am going to try and take it 3 days at a time and see how it goes. Anyone can do something for 3 days right????? :confused3

I hope you are all doing well. Keep strong. We can do this!!! :hug:

princessbride6205
03-29-2010, 10:31 PM
I picked my goal weight to be 154... anything lower than that and my face starts to look too skeleton-y. My hubby thinks that when I get to 154 I will want to be lower... but I think I like 154 (even though it actually puts me at 4 pounds over the government's "healthy" scale for my height... Idon'tevencare!)
Good for you picking a goal weight that will work for you. My DH is short so he would have to be 145 to no longer be considered overweight. He's a stocky, muscular build, so he looks pretty fit in the 150s.

]I don't think I have a healthy favorite at Disney. I've never had to eat healthy when I have been there. My favorite healthy food when I dine out is a grilled chicken sandwich. I eat the bottom bun only. We went to Famous Dave's on Saturday and I ordered a Grilled Chicken Sandwich and fries. I ate the bottom bun and the chicken and 5 fries. I was blessed with great willpower.

I bought some Girl Scout cookies the other day from my neighbor (darn her cute kids!). Two boxes and I haven't eaten one cookie! Yeah me!
Nice willpower! :thumbsup2

Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow
That's so awesome! Can't wait to hear about your trip when you get back!

3/27 Saturday QOTD: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?

This was a fantastic question and the reason why this forum is so good for me and my family! We hadn't been doing much that involved the whole family. I'm running, DH goes to the gym, DD1 does ballet and has just started swim team (she's enjoying it and I don't care about records, but hope she'll follow pjlla's DD's footsteps and win a sportsmanship award!), DD2 is just your typically active preschooler though she did ask to start ballet and I'll probably have her do gymnastics once the school year is over and I've got the summer off with more time to take her. So, we all have something active to do, but it's all seperate.

Yesterday morning, after thinking about this question the whole day before, I told DH I wanted to go on a hike together for the day. He was all for it and we brought out a book we'd bought years before when DD1 was still a baby (Best Hikes with Children Around Sacramento). It has about 60 or more different hikes you can do and rates them for children's ability levels. We found an easy two mile hike over by the American River and we had the best time! We're going to try to do this on a much more regular basis over the spring and get ready for a bigger hike/camping trip this summer.
Wow, I'm thrilled that my question prompted a cool hike and maybe more. That's something I'd love to get back to doing as a family.
Our exciting family exercise moment is that we just bought a BOB jogging stroller. I'm so excited about it!

I love it!!! Have a blast! :cool1:

Well, I was totally out of control yesterday. I really think I ate most everything in site from 12-6. Pulled it together for the evening hours, but was up 1.5 this morning. Felt like a loser, that's for sure!

Did NOT want to run, I usually can't wait. Went out and did it anyway, and it was probably one of my worst mental runs ever! The first 10 minutes were torture, the last 5 weren't much better. I did do 3.22 miles in 38 minutes, with an avg. of 11.47, according to my new nike+ sensor. It also said I burned 450 calories! :banana: I think I'm really going to like it. I got a little velcro case to attach to my shoes.

Anyway, I am hopefully back on track! At least I feel like I've won the mental battle, now to get the scale to start agreeing soon!
Way to get back on track! Sometimes detours happen. Out of control eating was me last week. This happens at the beginning of our journey, and it happens at goal. Getting back on track as quickly as you can is the key. I heard this quote somewhere recently, "It's not how you fall, it's how fast you get back up."

Been pretty good today. Off to my Irish Step Class in a few minutes. It is pouring here and there is a major problem in our town right down the road from dancing. Two gigantic pumps stopped in front of the studio while I was there for DD1s lesson. A culvert completely collapsed and there is major flooding and they have had to take the road apart. We actually have to stop and tell a police officer that we are going to the dance studio as the road is blocked for all other traffic. We are expecting 3-6 inches of rain between now and Wednesday. We have had over 11 inches of rain this month. A new record in MA.

Say a prayer for all of those people with flooding near them! They are certainly going to need it!
Wow, I didn't realize MA was flooding now. Hopefully everyone stays safe!

Good luck with the water issues. Its always something with a house isn't it. I was only 23 when we bought our house and if I knew how much maintanance there was going to be, I think I would have waited.

I have not been doing well at all. Pizza is my down fall and I have had it 3 times over the weekend and overate everytime. Then tonight I went out to eat and ate sweet potato fries and cheese and potatoe soup! I could just kick myself. :mad:

Tomorrow is a new day and I am kicking it into gear! I would really love to become vegan so I am going to slowly start working my way there. I love cheese and it kills me to think of not having it again, but I am going to experiment with almond and soy cheese and see if anything is worth calling lovely cheese.

I have been obsessed with this show on bbc america called "You Are What You Eat". The Dr.'s name is Gillian McKeith and she kicks peoples bums! She is into fresh foods and mostly fruits and veggies, though some non red meat and fish. She also believes in a lot of raw veggies and fruits. I went and got 2 of her books. They are really interesting and once you start reading about food, its really amazing. Its really crazy what the government allows into our foods. Other countries ban things because they are dangerous, but the US still allows it. Gillian McKeith doesnt say too much about what you shouldn't eat, but pushes you to try new foods and eat less processed foods. For the next 3 days I am going to try to follow a vegan diet with little or no processed foods. I have a terrible problem with energy and many things I am reading are saying its the processed foods that could be making me feel that way. I am going to try and take it 3 days at a time and see how it goes. Anyone can do something for 3 days right????? :confused3

I hope you are all doing well. Keep strong. We can do this!!! :hug:
Very cool about working towards a vegan and less processed diet. When I was trying that (10 years ago now) - I never found cheese substitute I liked, but I did really like almond milk.
I was at a diet/nutrition seminar a few weeks ago, and the speaker said that our bodies think white flour is exactly the same as sugar. Both cause the same type of quick energy and then crash. I imagine that idea links to processed foods. I'm struggling with balancing lack of processed foods with needing some convenience items with our busy lifestyle. We're working on it. ;)

Sorry so late but here's your QOTD Monday:
What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

For me, I like to think about how far I've come. I don't want to let one setback meal or day turn into a pattern. I want to keep off the weight I've lost. I try to forgive myself for food-related setbacks. Sometimes I get in an extra workout if I feel like I've indulged too much.

LuvBaloo
03-30-2010, 12:47 AM
Okay, I got all caught up again.

flipflopmom - glad to hear you are feeling better :goodvibes

princessbride - hope you find childcare that works for you, your child and your wallet.

dona - thanks for the COW's, I did think about the COW while on vacation, and am back on track with the COW for this week. :goodvibes

pjlla - belated congrats to your DD on her award. :grouphug: for your frustration and thanks for sharing :goodvibes

redwalker - :grouphug: for the loss of Xena

tigger813 - glad your DD's communion went well :thumbsup2 and that the flooding settles down in your area

CptJack - Happy belated birthday!:banana: Don't think about what treats you'll be missing at Easter, think about the wonderful treat your trip will be and the next surprise your mom will have for you at 10lbs. I'm a big believer in choices: right now you are choosing to have few or no Easter treats, because you want the weight loss and you can do it! ::yes::

QOTD Saturday: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?

geocaching is our family outdoor activity. DH's got interested in it, because it combines technology with activity. He's not one to hike/walk just for the fun of it, but going on a hunt to find something using tech gadget and he's all into :lmao::thumbsup2. When the kids were younger it was really a workout as one of us would be packing the youngest, and I'd spend most of my time keeping kids amused if we got stuck finding something. Now that the kids are getting older, its getting more and more fun.:goodvibes


Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

My favourite food at DL is definitely Bengal BBQ, where I love the bacon wrapped asparagus and the different meat skewers. I haven't actually looked at the nutritional value of any of it, but its a one time treat that seems reasonably healthy for inside of a park.
I also like the big dill pickle on a stick, frozen bananas, fresh fruit :thumbsup2
For eating out, lately I've been enjoying thai chicken pitas for "fast food" and in real restaurants, I tend to go for stir fry, where I eat most of the veggies and end up full before eating much of the rice/pasta under the veggies.



Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow

have a great trip!:cool1:


Sorry so late but here's your QOTD Monday:
What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?.

Well, I am the Queen of setbacks, when I'm stuck or gain a few, I remind myself how much better I am than when I started the journey, and that all the small changes I've made are good and effective and that if I do what worked before, I will make progress again ::yes::

donac
03-30-2010, 04:23 AM
Good morning. Just a quick hello.

I hope no one gets flooded out. I can't believe how much it has been raining this month.

Off to my last day of school before vacation. It was pretty crazy yesterday but we took it slow and didn't let anyone bother me. Just took in stride.

HAve a good day oout there everyone. ONly 9 more hours before vacation:banana::banana::banana:

flipflopmom
03-30-2010, 05:09 AM
Good morning. Just a quick hello.

I hope no one gets flooded out. I can't believe how much it has been raining this month.

Off to my last day of school before vacation. It was pretty crazy yesterday but we took it slow and didn't let anyone bother me. Just took in stride.

HAve a good day oout there everyone. ONly 9 more hours before vacation:banana::banana::banana:

I hope your day goes better than mine did yesterday. That gorgeous full moon out there last night filled me in a little on my kiddos behavior. Man, they were jacked UP yesterday. Hoping for a better day today. So glad you have vacation. We had so much snow, our Spring Break has been reduced to Friday and Monday, and they've extended our school day by 15 minutes each day. Oh well, I enjoyed the time I had off then!

Monday's QOTD - Well, that happened last week. :laughing: Thankfully, I didn't gain after not being able to exercise, but went off the eating deep end Sunday. Thankfully, I pulled it in and jumped in with a venganance yesterday. Lost 2.4 yesterday, so I am now back to Friday's weight. Only need to lose 2 more to get back to my big loss the day before last week's TOM. I feel rather bipolar at times like these. My "thin and fit inner self" and "overweight couch potato self" do battle. Not going to let that evil monster rear her head up again!

Have a great day everyone. Welcome back Shannon, sorry you had to come back to illness. Redwalker - :hug: sorry about Warrior pup.

Rose&Mike
03-30-2010, 06:17 AM
Rose, I thought the discussion you started was very interesting with everyone's input on goal weight. I found this one interesting since at 5'9" I should weight 145 according to the Devine scale. That's where I was where I was happiest way back in college (twenty years ago!). It's close to where I was aiming (148) as a nice round 100# loss goal. After reading the links Corrina gave, I think I'll keep it as a possible goal, but re-evaluate when I get closer to the "Happy Weight Formula" weight for me which is 162 (http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/calculators/happyweight).


I like the Happy Weight Formula as well. Depending on whether I go with medium or large frame my HW was (I think) 143-152. I see this as doable, and more important, maintainable. The college weight, I don't see happening, and even if I reached it I think I'd be constantly "dieting" to maintain. I've been feeling really tired and rundown the past week or so, and constantly working so hard to maintain does not sound fun. I still need to read the other article. So if I pick the 152 as a goal, I have 21 pounds to go.

Tracy--good luck with the rain. Last year we had crazy weather here over a 12 month period (obviously not everyday), but it got old after a while. Our kids normally miss one or two days of school for weather. They missed 10 that year. And of course it was Ds's senior year. Sending good thoughts your way for better weather.:goodvibes

Shannon--glad you're feeling better.

Jen--have a great trip!

I came home from work yesterday feeling lousy. I think I am just worn out. We were supposed to look at houses on Wed and I cancelled the appointment. I think it's just stress. Not any specific reason. I still worry about DS way too much. (He's a freshman, away at school--500miles). I'm going to make an appointment with my doctor for after Easter. My heart rate is doing funny things--nothing I can feel except when I take my resting heart rate--I'm not sleeping well, and I'm thinking my blood pressure is up. And I think I've been feeling borderline lousy for longer than I will admit to, I've just been ignoring it. I did tell DS this weekend how cruddy I was feeling and asked if he could please text an "I'm alive" message every other day or so, just so I would maybe not worry so much. Anyhow, I'm hoping that my Dr. will say I'm healthy and just need to work on not worrying so much. Sometimes I think just knowing nothing is wrong helps me to feel better.

Have a good day everyone. Time to get ready for work!

mikamah
03-30-2010, 06:45 AM
Good morning. I totally agree Dona, this rain has been unbelieveable. I hope everyone is ok. Watching the houses flooded out on the news is so heartbreaking. We are ok where we are, as long as I have electricity, and the sump pump works. I always get a little basement water, but it's been a lot this month. It's just a little inconvenience for me, but nothing in comparison. I have a busy early part of the week and hope to have more free dis-time later.

qotd- when I have a set-back, of which I've had many, I'm trying not to beat myself up over it, and dwell on it which makes it ten times worse. I try to take it one day at a time, and just keep plugging along.

Redwalker- so sorry about your precious puppy. :grouphug:

Tracey- glad you had a nice weekend for first communion, even though it was cool. Ours is may 1st, and I'm just hoping for no rain. My house is tiny, and it would be nice to be able to get out on the porches and in the yard. You reminded me I need to hem michael's suit.

Hugs to those struggling. Hang in there, don't give up. We will all reach our goals if we are patient and persistent.

Have a great day, and try to stay dry all you east-coasters. :)

my3princes
03-30-2010, 08:39 AM
Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow

Tuesday QTOD: I have way too many set backs these days. I am good about getting back on track the next morning, but that doesn't mean I'll stay on track. I was reading the article posted yesterday about losing those last 10 lbs. I really rang true that I know I "need" to lose them, but when I look in the mirror I realize that I don't look bad and I've come so far and I guess that is what wins out when I have choices to make. I also came to the conclusion yesterday that setting deadlines or rewards for myself that are months away does not work. I need to set mini, short term goals otherwise I feel like I have so much time to accomplish them, why try now. For example I want to weigh 130 lbs for our vacation at the end of July. I feel like I can attain that goal, but it is still 4 months out and my head says that I don't need that long to get there so subconsciously I choose not to attain it now. I'm working on figuring myself out and eventually I'll get there.

corinnak
03-30-2010, 09:03 AM
QOTD Monday:What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

When I started all this, I made a list of things that work for me and things that are "Dangerous" for me. When I have a setback, I go back to those lists and make sure I'm doing the things that work and rededicate myself to avoiding the "Danger" actions.

Here's a blog post I wrote in June that includes my "Danger!" list

I am sort of in the thick of it even now, and I am going to need to keep my head in this game forever. After going up and down in weight my entire adult life, I am determined to figure out what I need to do to never, ever regret giving away my size 18 jeans a couple of weeks ago! I never want to go back there. And I say that every time.

But my brain is in a different place this time. For the first time I am fully accepting of the idea that I can never go back to the kind of careless, dangerous eating that is so easy to slip back into. I am a recovering overeater, and am always going to be one. It gets easier over time, but I can never truly say that I'm done.

The problem in the past has been that either I am on plan or I'm off the rails pretty quickly. This time I am working hard on mastering the idea of "flexible restraint," and that even if I do not count on vacation, there are still certain food guidelines that apply, and that even if I haven't counted points in a week, I can jump right back into counting right away.

Eight months ago, I wrote up a list of actions that got me to my heavier weights :

Danger! Danger!!


1. Cereal as a snack food.
2. Ice cream as a snack food.
3. Seconds at meals
4. Eating the kids' leftovers
5. Chocolate Chips and M&M's as a snack food.
6. Eating things just because they are there and they taste good.
7. Eating past my comfort level.
8. Putting too much cheese on things.
9. Sugary dessert on a daily (sometimes every meal!) basis.

At that time I could not see what my #10 on this list should be, but now I know.

10. Eating restaurant or take-out food on a daily basis.

Oh, and the beauty part? Today, none of these things is a regular problem for me anymore. Recognizing them as a problem has allowed me to overcome them. Thank goodness for that.


Strangely, I can't find my list of things I do when I'm on track...I think it was a physical checklist and I thought I had written it up online at one point but here is the summary:

1. Track my food
2. Work out at least 3 times a week
3. Read things about health, fitness and weight loss every day

There were a few others, but these are the BIG ones that have turned me around more than once.


Jenanderson- safe travels! Talk about spontaneous - have fun!

Rose and 3Tinks - I hadn't looked at that Happy Weight calculator in quite a while, but I put in my data and...I'll be darned, it basically said exactly what the scale did this morning- It's true - this is a pretty "happy weight" for me. I like this a lot better than that one where you put in your info and it tells you what other people of your height think they want to weight!

Princessbride - I don't know where I first read the 80-20 thing - I am thinking maybe in the some of the Eat-Clean materials? It does seem like a very sensible way to look at it!

As for me - More scenic painting for me today. I did manage to squeeze in a 3 mile treadmill run yesterday. And a bunch of pushups while watching last week's Biggest Loser, finally. And by a bunch, I mean 100! Though some of them were knee-push ups and a lot of those were triceps push ups, it's still a lot of push ups for me!

I am really glad to say that the scale is still hanging around the same basic neighborhood it has been for the past 12 weeks. I look at my weight graph and can now see that I've really been maintaining for nearly 3 months! I'm not sure what kind of celebration that merits, but it feels great!

I'm also glad so many people have enjoyed those links - She's got a lot of good thoughts on so many aspects of weight loss - when I stumbled upon her site, I was astounded! There was a quote on the goingskiing site that really resonated with me this week as regards maintaining and not continuing to lose:

Also set a LOW red line. When I hit 123, I take action and eat a few more calories for a day or two.

I think that it can be very seductive to see a new low number on the scale and to want to make that your new personal goal weight. Don't go there.

It is really easy to buy into media images or the saying, "You can never be too rich or too thin." Well, you CAN be too thin. A few people do end up going too low. Also, if you revise your personal goal with every little dip in the scale, you may fixate on a number which may not be maintainable in the long run.

Separate any body or self esteem issues that you have from your goal weight scale number. If you hate your butt or stomach, losing 5-15 lbs will probably NOT resolve this issue. Don't look for a scale number to make you happy about your body (or any other area of your life).

I know that if I lose a few more pounds, I also lose one point per day, so I don't want to go there, but this really makes it sound SENSIBLE to have a range with a top and a bottom rather than just a number not to go above.

tigger813
03-30-2010, 09:49 AM
QOTD Monday:What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

I remember that I have been successful up until now. I can do it. I have had lots of setbacks recently and I will get there eventually!

Didn't get any exercise in today yet. I had to do errands and then go to DD1s school. Doing something for work right now and then going to try and thoroughly clean my house.

maiziezoe
03-30-2010, 09:51 AM
Good morning!

If you look up the word "crabby" in the dictionary today, you will see my face. I am beyond crabby. Ugh... teenage girls.

What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

When I first started on my journey, I was letting the scale dictate my moods. If the scale went up a little, I would be incredibly upset and moody. After a few weeks, I decided that I was not going to let the scale tell me how I was feeling. When I go up a little, I tell the scale to bite me! I've lost 35+ pounds! Take that!

I don't have many setbacks anymore.

princessbride6205
03-30-2010, 12:08 PM
Good morning. Just a quick hello.

I hope no one gets flooded out. I can't believe how much it has been raining this month.

Off to my last day of school before vacation. It was pretty crazy yesterday but we took it slow and didn't let anyone bother me. Just took in stride.

HAve a good day oout there everyone. ONly 9 more hours before vacation:banana::banana::banana:
Have a fabulous vacation! :yay:

Tuesday QTOD: I have way too many set backs these days. I am good about getting back on track the next morning, but that doesn't mean I'll stay on track. I was reading the article posted yesterday about losing those last 10 lbs. I really rang true that I know I "need" to lose them, but when I look in the mirror I realize that I don't look bad and I've come so far and I guess that is what wins out when I have choices to make. I also came to the conclusion yesterday that setting deadlines or rewards for myself that are months away does not work. I need to set mini, short term goals otherwise I feel like I have so much time to accomplish them, why try now. For example I want to weigh 130 lbs for our vacation at the end of July. I feel like I can attain that goal, but it is still 4 months out and my head says that I don't need that long to get there so subconsciously I choose not to attain it now. I'm working on figuring myself out and eventually I'll get there.
I love mini goals myself. They can be things as simple as fitting in 5 workouts that week. i like at least some of my mini-goals not to be scale related. At the end of the week you can treat yourself to something little like a song download on iTunes. I like to stop at our local tea shop and get one of their specialty hot teas (no milk or sweetener for me, so this stays no calorie).

QOTD Monday:What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

When I started all this, I made a list of things that work for me and things that are "Dangerous" for me. When I have a setback, I go back to those lists and make sure I'm doing the things that work and rededicate myself to avoiding the "Danger" actions.

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As for me - More scenic painting for me today. I did manage to squeeze in a 3 mile treadmill run yesterday. And a bunch of pushups while watching last week's Biggest Loser, finally. And by a bunch, I mean 100! Though some of them were knee-push ups and a lot of those were triceps push ups, it's still a lot of push ups for me!

I am really glad to say that the scale is still hanging around the same basic neighborhood it has been for the past 12 weeks. I look at my weight graph and can now see that I've really been maintaining for nearly 3 months! I'm not sure what kind of celebration that merits, but it feels great!
Congrats on your 100 push-ups and 3 months of maintenance!


Good morning!

If you look up the word "crabby" in the dictionary today, you will see my face. I am beyond crabby. Ugh... teenage girls.

What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

When I first started on my journey, I was letting the scale dictate my moods. If the scale went up a little, I would be incredibly upset and moody. After a few weeks, I decided that I was not going to let the scale tell me how I was feeling. When I go up a little, I tell the scale to bite me! I've lost 35+ pounds! Take that!

I don't have many setbacks anymore.
I like your attitude. Sorry you're feeling crabby today. Hope things improve!

Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time? And my own follow up, do you have any time-saving tips for the rest of us? How do you fit in preparing healthy meals, exercise, and "me" time?

pjlla
03-30-2010, 12:40 PM
I have been obsessed with this show on bbc america called "You Are What You Eat". The Dr.'s name is Gillian McKeith and she kicks peoples bums! She is into fresh foods and mostly fruits and veggies, though some non red meat and fish. She also believes in a lot of raw veggies and fruits. I went and got 2 of her books. They are really interesting and once you start reading about food, its really amazing. Its really crazy what the government allows into our foods. Other countries ban things because they are dangerous, but the US still allows it. Gillian McKeith doesnt say too much about what you shouldn't eat, but pushes you to try new foods and eat less processed foods. For the next 3 days I am going to try to follow a vegan diet with little or no processed foods. I have a terrible problem with energy and many things I am reading are saying its the processed foods that could be making me feel that way. I am going to try and take it 3 days at a time and see how it goes. Anyone can do something for 3 days right????? :confused3

I hope you are all doing well. Keep strong. We can do this!!! :hug:

I watch that show sometimes (but lately it has been just repeats). I like the way that she shows people what they are eating now (and it always horrifies them... like "really?? you didn't KNOW you were eating/drinking all that CRAP??). But she is waaaay over the top for most people and I don't think that she is teaching them how to lose weight and maintain it for a LIFETIME. How many people do you know that are eating fastfood, pizza, etc now and are going to totally give it ALL up, immediately, cold turkey? Her diet is a bit extreme, but it does look super healthy!

And I am always SHOCKED at how poorly most of these people eat (and how they feed their kids :eek:). No WONDER they are overweight and suffering from health issues... just shocking in some cases! Anyhow.... I believe some people raised some issues with her show because I don't think that there is any evidence to back up her claimed title of "doctor". Not sure what she even claims to be a doctor of (MD, PhD??). That said, she does have some excellent healthy ideas and recipes.



Sorry so late but here's your QOTD Monday:
What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?


Well... as you all know, I have been faced with ongoing setbacks/plateaus lately. But I try to keep reminding myself that I am FAR better off at my current weight than I was at 219 pounds (where I was a few years ago). Even if I NEVER LOSE another pound and NEVER hit my goal of 130, I am fit and healthy RIGHT NOW.


Good morning!

If you look up the word "crabby" in the dictionary today, you will see my face. I am beyond crabby. Ugh... teenage girls.

What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

When I first started on my journey, I was letting the scale dictate my moods. If the scale went up a little, I would be incredibly upset and moody. After a few weeks, I decided that I was not going to let the scale tell me how I was feeling. When I go up a little, I tell the scale to bite me! I've lost 35+ pounds! Take that!

I don't have many setbacks anymore.

I LOVE the idea of talking to my scale that way! I have been so frustrated by the number on my scale lately... I need to give it a little fresh talk! You're right... I've lost 82 pounds and my stupid scale can just kiss my grits!!



Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time? And my own follow up, do you have any time-saving tips for the rest of us? How do you fit in preparing healthy meals, exercise, and "me" time?

To save time..... well, in the past I have carried loads of clean laundry down to the pool deck to fold laundry while the kids were swimming (here at home, not at the Y :rotfl:) I've done kickbacks and high knee lifts while on recess duty at school to get in some exercise time.

I must admit.... I have really been letting the housework go to get in the exercise time and the "me" time (scrapbooking). I live with three slobs, so it is tough. But I am keeping up with the "cumulative" things like laundry and dishes, but relaxing on things like dusting, vacumming and such. And I haven't cleaned either of the kids rooms in ages.... and it shows!! I will fit in 5 minutes here and there as needed. I keep reminding myself that I don't need 2 hour time slots to get things done....I can unload the dishwasher in 5 minutes, I can start a load of laundry in 5 minutes, I can wipe the bathroom counter in 2 minutes.

Healthy meal time prep is tough. Lots of veggies means lots of time peeling and chopping. But I have broken down and started buying the prechopped salad greens. I didn't for a long time because it is more expensive, but my TIME is worth it and it gets eaten faster if it is already prepped.

I've found a few pretty basic healthy meals that I can have ready in under 20 minutes and those are kind of my "go to" meals when things get crazy and time is short. And the crockpot can be your friend, even when eating healthy. Not every crockpot meal is covered in cream of something soup and sour cream and cheese!

I got my Easter shopping done this morning, plus I ran a few other errands and picked up some sale items at the grocery store today.

I am so excited.... I got our Park Hoppers in the mail yesterday! DS is getting excited too! He is going to camp with school next week for three days... once that has passed the Disney trip will be nearly here (or so it will seem).

I've gotta run and pick up the kids for dentist appointments... then straight to the Y for DD's swim and my circuit class. BBL...........P

lecach
03-30-2010, 12:56 PM
Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time?

I have ironed my pants while wearing them

lisah0711
03-30-2010, 01:15 PM
Hello all!

Back from our road trip to Portland and Seatlle. We drove a bit over 1,000 miles but I managed to weigh the same when I returned home! :cool1: I am very happy about that! I'm going to jump back in right here and not try to go back and catch up.

princessbride6205, I have enjoyed your questions and everyone's replies. :goodvibes

redwalker, :hug:, I am so sorry about your beloved dog. They are such faithful companions to us and we miss them so when they leave us behind.

jenanderson, have a great time on your impromptu WDW trip!

shannon, glad that you are feeling better.

donac, enjoy your spring break!

corinnak, congrats on three months of maintaining! :thumbsup2 I wanna be like you--oo-oo! :banana:

Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time? And my own follow up, do you have any time-saving tips for the rest of us? How do you fit in preparing healthy meals, exercise, and "me" time?[/QUOTE]

Well, when my son was very little and I didn't have time to feed him before I took him to daycare we would have what I called "breakfast in a bag!" (But you have to say it in a happy, excited voice, like it is a good thing). It was a total "marketing" thing to make eating cereal out of a ziplock sound fun. In reality, I felt a little guilty because I was too rushed but in reality he doesn't remember and was happy at the time and that is what was important (even if I didn't realize it at the time ;)).

My tip for making time to make healthy meals, exercise and "me" time is more of a general one. Don't be afraid to be "selfish" and make what you need to happen, happen. You can't do all the things that you need to do and take care of others, if you don't take care of yourself first! :goodvibes

lecach, that must have been quite a feat ironing pants you were wearing! :rotfl:

Well... as you all know, I have been faced with ongoing setbacks/plateaus lately. But I try to keep reminding myself that I am FAR better off at my current weight than I was at 219 pounds (where I was a few years ago). Even if I NEVER LOSE another pound and NEVER hit my goal of 130, I am fit and healthy RIGHT NOW.

This is a great attitude, pjlla! :thumbsup2 You really have come so far in your journey and I know that you will get where you need to be. :hippie:

Have a great day everyone!

Worfiedoodles
03-30-2010, 01:20 PM
Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time?

I'm not sure how funny, crazy or embarrassing this is. The only thing I can think of is I'm always in a huge hurry to get to and from yoga at work, so I tend to go in my fuzzy socks on "deep relaxation yoga" days. I hope no one is looking at my feet!

QOTD Monday:What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

Coming to the DIS is a huge help -- here you get great ideas for things to do, books and articles to read, and just general encouragement!

Sunday QOTD: This question is 2 parts and you can answer one or both. What is your favorite healthy food at WDW or DL? What is your favorite healthy food when dining out?

Assuming healthy is a relative term, my favorite healthy food at WDW is carrot cake cookies. When dining out in general, my favorite healthy choice is shrimp fajitas.

QOTD Saturday: What's your favorite exercise to do with others? Is there an exercise you get the whole family involved in?

I'm really more of a "solo" exerciser, but I guess my favorite exercise to do with others would be a race! Once a year on Mother's Day, I make everyone take a long walk with me, usually on the beach. My ds wants no part of it, but he gives in gracefully because it's Mother's Day. :love:

Maria :upsidedow

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-30-2010, 01:27 PM
Not totally sure as of yet, but I believe I have lost another 3 pounds :lmao:

jennz
03-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Good morning!

If you look up the word "crabby" in the dictionary today, you will see my face. I am beyond crabby. Ugh... teenage girls.

What can you do to stay positive when you have a setback with your weight loss journey?

When I first started on my journey, I was letting the scale dictate my moods. If the scale went up a little, I would be incredibly upset and moody. After a few weeks, I decided that I was not going to let the scale tell me how I was feeling. When I go up a little, I tell the scale to bite me! I've lost 35+ pounds! Take that!

I don't have many setbacks anymore.

No it can't be - my dear Maiziezoe in a crabby mood?? What happened?

I'm back, I think I have problems with my meds that make me *slightly* moody and a good friend told me to get my prescription filled, so I obeyed...just took and am hoping tomorrow is better. Took the dogs for a walk, a friend ended up offering to pick dd up from school which gave me an hour free :banana:. Tonight is zumba with dd and a friend so I'm committed.

Shannon I'm a slacker and didn't pm my weight to you...I'll do it now.

Jen you're probably in the car and how fun for you!!!!!:cheer2: Take pictures and discover jogging trails!

I am doing it...signing up for the Princess next year! Maybe. :rotfl:

CptnJckSparrow'sgirl - you are awesome!!! I love to see you shedding those pounds and getting healthy. Amazing what a little Edward motivation can get you through!!:banana:

my3princes
03-30-2010, 03:03 PM
I am the queen of multitasking. I NEVER do one thing at a time. If I'm talking on the phone I'm doing something, maybe even using the bathroom :blush: I can do laundry and set up appointments or return phone calls. I've even been known to get up in the middle of the night to throw a load of laundry into the dryer or even start a new load. No one needs hot water for showers when they're sleeping.

donac
03-30-2010, 03:11 PM
I hope your day goes better than mine did yesterday. That gorgeous full moon out there last night filled me in a little on my kiddos behavior. Man, they were jacked UP yesterday. Hoping for a better day today. So glad you have vacation. We had so much snow, our Spring Break has been reduced to Friday and Monday, and they've extended our school day by 15 minutes each day. Oh well, I enjoyed the time I had off then!

Monday's QOTD - Well, that happened last week. :laughing: Thankfully, I didn't gain after not being able to exercise, but went off the eating deep end Sunday. Thankfully, I pulled it in and jumped in with a venganance yesterday. Lost 2.4 yesterday, so I am now back to Friday's weight. Only need to lose 2 more to get back to my big loss the day before last week's TOM. I feel rather bipolar at times like these. My "thin and fit inner self" and "overweight couch potato self" do battle. Not going to let that evil monster rear her head up again!

Have a great day everyone. Welcome back Shannon, sorry you had to come back to illness. Redwalker - :hug: sorry about Warrior pup.

I hope today was a better day for you. We had 3 days taken off our spring break because is snow. Attendance today was a bout 50%. I had one class with 5 kids in it. I was watching someone else's class along with my class. The class I was watching was supposed to stay for 2 sections and my class was leaving after one section. Two kids from the other class left with my class so I had to write them up with a cut.

Hello Guys! This will be SHORT!

At noon today we were listening to Disney music and decided to drive to WDW! Yep, that was at noon and it is 3:00 my time, we are hoping to be on the road within the hour. We are driving!

So, I will not be online until next week! Hope you all have a great week!

Jen:upsidedow

I wish I was on my way but then again I hate crowds.


I like the Happy Weight Formula as well. Depending on whether I go with medium or large frame my HW was (I think) 143-152. I see this as doable, and more important, maintainable. The college weight, I don't see happening, and even if I reached it I think I'd be constantly "dieting" to maintain. I've been feeling really tired and rundown the past week or so, and constantly working so hard to maintain does not sound fun. I still need to read the other article. So if I pick the 152 as a goal, I have 21 pounds to go.

Tracy--good luck with the rain. Last year we had crazy weather here over a 12 month period (obviously not everyday), but it got old after a while. Our kids normally miss one or two days of school for weather. They missed 10 that year. And of course it was Ds's senior year. Sending good thoughts your way for better weather.:goodvibes

Shannon--glad you're feeling better.

Jen--have a great trip!

I came home from work yesterday feeling lousy. I think I am just worn out. We were supposed to look at houses on Wed and I cancelled the appointment. I think it's just stress. Not any specific reason. I still worry about DS way too much. (He's a freshman, away at school--500miles). I'm going to make an appointment with my doctor for after Easter. My heart rate is doing funny things--nothing I can feel except when I take my resting heart rate--I'm not sleeping well, and I'm thinking my blood pressure is up. And I think I've been feeling borderline lousy for longer than I will admit to, I've just been ignoring it. I did tell DS this weekend how cruddy I was feeling and asked if he could please text an "I'm alive" message every other day or so, just so I would maybe not worry so much. Anyhow, I'm hoping that my Dr. will say I'm healthy and just need to work on not worrying so much. Sometimes I think just knowing nothing is wrong helps me to feel better.

Have a good day everyone. Time to get ready for work!

Rose that is a good idea to get it checked out with the doctor. About 6 years ago I was feeling yucky and I had no idea why. One day I went to the nurse because I thought my bp was up. While she was checking my bp she told me that my heartbeat was irregular and pick the hospital I wanted to go to. (I had my choice of three in the area). MY son came and picked me up and dh met me at the hospital. After several tests they found out it was PVC's which is nothing more than an electrical problem. I am able to control it with medication.

This incident was tough on me. I had just lost 30 pounds but I was still on bp medication because it never went down low enough for my dr to take me off something. After this I knew I was on this medication for the rest of my life. It did depress me that I was moving in the right direction with my weight and Ii was still on medication. Those 30 pounds came back over the next couple of years. Luckily I never went over. I am now working on those 30 pounds. Good luck.

Nice to be on vacation. I have too many things to do and not enough time to do it.

I am working with my mother to plan Easter. Not cooking at home. Will help my mom and one of my sisters to cook at my mom's house. Can't decide between orange chiffon cake or pineapple chiffon cake. Mom is picking up a prime rib and I am going to look for different colored cauliflower. I know I can get it in white and pale green. I have seen it in orange and purple. I think it will look very springy with the different colors.

Stay dry everyone.

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-30-2010, 04:22 PM
CptnJckSparrow'sgirl - you are awesome!!! I love to see you shedding those pounds and getting healthy. Amazing what a little Edward motivation can get you through!!:banana:

Hehehe, thanks :goodvibes that means alot. I got an awesome email from my mom about Bella and Edward waiting to take a run with me :woohoo:

corinnak
03-30-2010, 04:33 PM
Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time? And my own follow up, do you have any time-saving tips for the rest of us? How do you fit in preparing healthy meals, exercise, and "me" time?

I don't think I have anything all that amusing to save time, but DH has been known to sleep in his workout clothes so he didn't have to change when he got up and worked out in the morning. :laughing: My own workout time-saving tip is not so clever: If I am short on time, I prefer to work out at home since I don't have to factor in extra time for packing up and going to the gym and I don't have to get all my "running outside" stuff together.

As for preparing healthy meals, frozen vegetables are my friend. I also like to prepare a big bunch of soup or chili at the start of the week and have it for lunch most days.

Rose&Mike
03-30-2010, 04:39 PM
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Rose that is a good idea to get it checked out with the doctor. About 6 years ago I was feeling yucky and I had no idea why. One day I went to the nurse because I thought my bp was up. While she was checking my bp she told me that my heartbeat was irregular and pick the hospital I wanted to go to. (I had my choice of three in the area). MY son came and picked me up and dh met me at the hospital. After several tests they found out it was PVC's which is nothing more than an electrical problem. I am able to control it with medication.

This incident was tough on me. I had just lost 30 pounds but I was still on bp medication because it never went down low enough for my dr to take me off something. After this I knew I was on this medication for the rest of my life. It did depress me that I was moving in the right direction with my weight and Ii was still on medication. Those 30 pounds came back over the next couple of years. Luckily I never went over. I am now working on those 30 pounds. Good luck.

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Thanks for the reply. Out of curiousity, did you have to stay on the meds because of the high bp reading? When I first started noticing, what I thought were skipped beats, I did some research and thought that it sounded like pvs's, and that I would talk to her when I went in for my annual. Well, I kept putting off making the appointment. The weird heartbeat is still there (not all the time, but frequently) and now I am starting to feel run down. So time to make the appointment. Thanks for sharing, because I feel a little frustrated as well. I feel like I'm doing all the right things, and now my heart rate is funny. Though, maybe my heart rate has been funny for a while, and I'm only now noticing it because I'm checking it. The good news is my morning resting heart rate is in the 50's. Do the meds have side effects?

maiziezoe
03-30-2010, 04:50 PM
I LOVE the idea of talking to my scale that way! I have been so frustrated by the number on my scale lately... I need to give it a little fresh talk! You're right... I've lost 82 pounds and my stupid scale can just kiss my grits!!




That right!! Your scale can kiss your grits!! You've lost 82 amazing pounds! That's fantastic!

Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time?

I have ironed my pants while wearing them

:rotfl::rotfl:

maiziezoe
03-30-2010, 04:56 PM
No it can't be - my dear Maiziezoe in a crabby mood?? What happened?

I'm back, I think I have problems with my meds that make me *slightly* moody and a good friend told me to get my prescription filled, so I obeyed...just took and am hoping tomorrow is better. Took the dogs for a walk, a friend ended up offering to pick dd up from school which gave me an hour free :banana:. Tonight is zumba with dd and a friend so I'm committed.

Shannon I'm a slacker and didn't pm my weight to you...I'll do it now.

Jen you're probably in the car and how fun for you!!!!!:cheer2: Take pictures and discover jogging trails!

I am doing it...signing up for the Princess next year! Maybe. :rotfl:

CptnJckSparrow'sgirl - you are awesome!!! I love to see you shedding those pounds and getting healthy. Amazing what a little Edward motivation can get you through!!:banana:


Ugh... It's all DD13's fault. I planned on taking the kids to a hotel for a few days this week because it is spring break. I kept it a secret from the little kids... otherwise they will ask "when are we going to the hotel" 5 million times an hour. Yesterday I finally told the little kids that we were going to a hotel on Wednesday until Friday and we were going to eat at Rainforest Cafe and our favorite sushi restaurant. I even told McKenzie she could bring her best friend with us. Fast forward to late last night... McKenzie said she didn't want to go anymore because she wants to spend spring break hanging out with her friends. You know in the cartoons when someone gets mad and smoke comes out of their ears? I had smoke coming out of my ears.

Thank goodness she changed her mind. Every time she spoke to me this morning, I growled... I think she figured out I was mad. :rotfl: All is good again and we're leaving tomorrow afternoon to take a mini-break.

maiziezoe
03-30-2010, 05:07 PM
Good afternoon/evening!

Having a much better day now. :) I went to the gym and worked out for 95 minutes. 60 minutes on the treadmill going 4.0 mph, 20 minutes on the bike (6 miles) and 15 minutes on the elliptical (going backwards). Tomorrow morning I meet with my Personal Trainer... :scared1:

I got the best news today via the blood pressure machine. A month ago my blood pressure was 215/109... and I thought it was low (for me, anyway... it's usually higher than that).

Today my blood pressure was.... *drumroll* 123/75! :cool1:

Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time? And my own follow up, do you have any time-saving tips for the rest of us? How do you fit in preparing healthy meals, exercise, and "me" time?

I can't think of anything embarrassing that I have done to save time. My mom says I have been a multi-tasker since the day I was born (I pooped and cried, ate and cried, slept and cried lol).

My favorite time saving tip is buying the Birds-Eye veggies that steam in the bag. It's hard to get good fresh veggies in Illinois in the winter... I love the steam on the beg veggies because they give me less dishes to clean after dinner! :)

tigger813
03-30-2010, 05:38 PM
We've got water in the bathroom and laundry room downstairs. It's seeping through the walls it appears. The ground is so saturated that we have a few large puddles up against the foundation under the deck. I had been checking it all day. I was heading downstairs to get cake for DD2 when I saw all the water. DH put some gravel up against the house so hopefully that is slowing it down. I had to postpone a client for tomorrow and cancel plans for the afternoon for DD1. We're eating off of paper plates with plastic silverware so we don't have to do dishes. Probably won't get to shower tomorrow either. Hoping it lets up soon! We've got towels all over the floor downstairs and then we throw them in the dryer and will reuse them later. Good thing I did laundry last weekend and had run the dishwasher.

I just had a drink! Couldn't help it as I'm so stressed about this situation! Had leftover chop suey for supper and I'm going to have a piece of cake! Not going to be a good week. PMS isn't helping as I've found myself screaming and getting frustrated about everything.

Have I mentioned how much I hate rain?!

Going to spend the evening cleaning downstairs and keeping track of the water. I'll watch BL and hopefully get back some motivation for the rest of the week and for my coaching week!

corinnak
03-30-2010, 05:46 PM
I got the best news today via the blood pressure machine. A month ago my blood pressure was 215/109... and I thought it was low (for me, anyway... it's usually higher than that).

Today my blood pressure was.... *drumroll* 123/75! :cool1:


Oh my gosh - what a tremendous change! Congratulations - you are obviously doing great things for yourself!


We've got water in the bathroom and laundry room downstairs. It's seeping through the walls it appears. The ground is so saturated that we have a few large puddles up against the foundation under the deck. I had been checking it all day. I was heading downstairs to get cake for DD2 when I saw all the water. DH put some gravel up against the house so hopefully that is slowing it down. I had to postpone a client for tomorrow and cancel plans for the afternoon for DD1. We're eating off of paper plates with plastic silverware so we don't have to do dishes. Probably won't get to shower tomorrow either. Hoping it lets up soon! We've got towels all over the floor downstairs and then we throw them in the dryer and will reuse them later. Good thing I did laundry last weekend and had run the dishwasher.


Oh my gosh - this is so upsetting! I sure hope the water stops for you soon. It sounds like you've got a system, at least. :hug:

Rose&Mike
03-30-2010, 06:23 PM
We've got water in the bathroom and laundry room downstairs. It's seeping through the walls it appears. The ground is so saturated that we have a few large puddles up against the foundation under the deck. I had been checking it all day. I was heading downstairs to get cake for DD2 when I saw all the water. DH put some gravel up against the house so hopefully that is slowing it down. I had to postpone a client for tomorrow and cancel plans for the afternoon for DD1. We're eating off of paper plates with plastic silverware so we don't have to do dishes. Probably won't get to shower tomorrow either. Hoping it lets up soon! We've got towels all over the floor downstairs and then we throw them in the dryer and will reuse them later. Good thing I did laundry last weekend and had run the dishwasher.

I just had a drink! Couldn't help it as I'm so stressed about this situation! Had leftover chop suey for supper and I'm going to have a piece of cake! Not going to be a good week. PMS isn't helping as I've found myself screaming and getting frustrated about everything.

Have I mentioned how much I hate rain?!

Going to spend the evening cleaning downstairs and keeping track of the water. I'll watch BL and hopefully get back some motivation for the rest of the week and for my coaching week!

:hug: Why does it always seem that PMS coincides with some other really stressful situation? I hope the rain lets up soon. Hang in there.:hug:

lovedvc
03-30-2010, 06:37 PM
My kids were going stir crazy from being stuck in the house the last two days, so I suggested dinner out. We went to an Italian restaurant that we recently discovered. I knew before I left what my choice was going to be. I ordered the shrimp scampi with sauteed broccoli. I figured I would allow myself one roll. Well one roll led to two. I'm not gonna beat myself up I enjoyed it. I figure the whole meal was about 11 points on WW. I could have done a lot worse.

jennz
03-30-2010, 07:17 PM
Good afternoon/evening!

Having a much better day now. :) I went to the gym and worked out for 95 minutes. 60 minutes on the treadmill going 4.0 mph, 20 minutes on the bike (6 miles) and 15 minutes on the elliptical (going backwards). Tomorrow morning I meet with my Personal Trainer... :scared1:

I got the best news today via the blood pressure machine. A month ago my blood pressure was 215/109... and I thought it was low (for me, anyway... it's usually higher than that).

Today my blood pressure was.... *drumroll* 123/75! :cool1:

Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time? And my own follow up, do you have any time-saving tips for the rest of us? How do you fit in preparing healthy meals, exercise, and "me" time?

I can't think of anything embarrassing that I have done to save time. My mom says I have been a multi-tasker since the day I was born (I pooped and cried, ate and cried, slept and cried lol).

My favorite time saving tip is buying the Birds-Eye veggies that steam in the bag. It's hard to get good fresh veggies in Illinois in the winter... I love the steam on the beg veggies because they give me less dishes to clean after dinner! :)

Birds-Eye veggies...hey are you cooking in the Biggest Loser kitchen?:rotfl:

GREAT NEWS about your blood pressure!!:banana:

Hehehe, thanks :goodvibes that means alot. I got an awesome email from my mom about Bella and Edward waiting to take a run with me :woohoo:

You'll have to be running fast to keep up with Edward;) But being the nice vampire that he is he'll probably slow down for you.:thumbsup2

Ugh... It's all DD13's fault. I planned on taking the kids to a hotel for a few days this week because it is spring break. I kept it a secret from the little kids... otherwise they will ask "when are we going to the hotel" 5 million times an hour. Yesterday I finally told the little kids that we were going to a hotel on Wednesday until Friday and we were going to eat at Rainforest Cafe and our favorite sushi restaurant. I even told McKenzie she could bring her best friend with us. Fast forward to late last night... McKenzie said she didn't want to go anymore because she wants to spend spring break hanging out with her friends. You know in the cartoons when someone gets mad and smoke comes out of their ears? I had smoke coming out of my ears.

Thank goodness she changed her mind. Every time she spoke to me this morning, I growled... I think she figured out I was mad. :rotfl: All is good again and we're leaving tomorrow afternoon to take a mini-break.

Teenagers! :rolleyes1Next year for me! I'm glad she's changed her mind and you guys are going, it will be fun for all of you.

Just got back from zumba...HUGE calorie burn! 526 calories!!:yay:

donac
03-30-2010, 07:50 PM
Thanks for the reply. Out of curiousity, did you have to stay on the meds because of the high bp reading? When I first started noticing, what I thought were skipped beats, I did some research and thought that it sounded like pvs's, and that I would talk to her when I went in for my annual. Well, I kept putting off making the appointment. The weird heartbeat is still there (not all the time, but frequently) and now I am starting to feel run down. So time to make the appointment. Thanks for sharing, because I feel a little frustrated as well. I feel like I'm doing all the right things, and now my heart rate is funny. Though, maybe my heart rate has been funny for a while, and I'm only now noticing it because I'm checking it. The good news is my morning resting heart rate is in the 50's. Do the meds have side effects?

The medication I take not only takes care of bp but also the pvcs. SO even if my bp gets super low I will still be on this medication for pvcs. The first medication they had me on caused a cough and constipation (I know TMI). I wasn't going to tell the doctor about this but when I did he told me that I shouldn't have to suffer. So he changed it to another and it has been no problem since. The way they can tell if it is truly pvcs is by a stress test. even a simple one. If when you start to exercise the they go away it is probablly pvcs. I watch the monitor as they were hooking me up and saw the extra bumps. As I got more into the test the more they went away. The worst test was the one where they hooked me up to a monitor for 24 hours. It was very hard to sleep. The echocardiogram is just a sonargram so that wsa easy. The super duper stress test that I went through wasn't bad just a LONG morning. There was nothing too bad just a lot of sitting around and waiting.

Any other questions just ask. I haven't been to a cardiologist in a couple of years. I am at my internist a few times a year for my bp and at least once a year she does a ekg. I have not had a bad one with her since I was diagnosed. The ekg I had before my footsurgery was not done right and had a notation on it that could have stopped the surgery. My doctor spotted the notation and did one in her office and sent it and I had no problem.

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-30-2010, 08:41 PM
You'll have to be running fast to keep up with Edward;) But being the nice vampire that he is he'll probably slow down for you.:thumbsup2
Thanks Jennz :goodvibes
That would be nice if he does that lol :goodvibes

BTW Here is the dress I want XD
http://www.polyvore.com/bella_swan_birthday_dress/set?id=14976684

princessbride6205
03-30-2010, 10:05 PM
I must admit.... I have really been letting the housework go to get in the exercise time and the "me" time (scrapbooking). I live with three slobs, so it is tough. But I am keeping up with the "cumulative" things like laundry and dishes, but relaxing on things like dusting, vacumming and such. And I haven't cleaned either of the kids rooms in ages.... and it shows!! I will fit in 5 minutes here and there as needed. I keep reminding myself that I don't need 2 hour time slots to get things done....I can unload the dishwasher in 5 minutes, I can start a load of laundry in 5 minutes, I can wipe the bathroom counter in 2 minutes.

Healthy meal time prep is tough. Lots of veggies means lots of time peeling and chopping. But I have broken down and started buying the prechopped salad greens. I didn't for a long time because it is more expensive, but my TIME is worth it and it gets eaten faster if it is already prepped.

I've found a few pretty basic healthy meals that I can have ready in under 20 minutes and those are kind of my "go to" meals when things get crazy and time is short. And the crockpot can be your friend, even when eating healthy. Not every crockpot meal is covered in cream of something soup and sour cream and cheese!
I'm with you on the house cleaning - we keep up with daily stuff and I'm working on getting those 5-15 minute cleans in more regularly. I agree that healthy meal prep can be tough - or at least more time consuming than ordering pizza! I think once I get a few more of those healthy 20 minute meals into our routine, we'll be doing a little better. We're in a quick & healthy rut.

Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time?

I have ironed my pants while wearing them
:rotfl: Your really did make me laugh out loud!

Well, when my son was very little and I didn't have time to feed him before I took him to daycare we would have what I called "breakfast in a bag!" (But you have to say it in a happy, excited voice, like it is a good thing). It was a total "marketing" thing to make eating cereal out of a ziplock sound fun. In reality, I felt a little guilty because I was too rushed but in reality he doesn't remember and was happy at the time and that is what was important (even if I didn't realize it at the time ;)).
I'm glad I'm not the only person who has done this! Daycare used to supply breakfast, but decided to stop a few months ago. Mornings have been hectic for us about half the time - I end up late for work some day. I try to do real breakfasts but some days we are running insanely late. DD's "fun" To Go breakfast is an organic granola bar and a sippy cup of soy milk. She thinks "nola bars" are treats so she loves it. I try to forgive myself for not giving her a sit-down healthy meal.

I'm not sure how funny, crazy or embarrassing this is. The only thing I can think of is I'm always in a huge hurry to get to and from yoga at work, so I tend to go in my fuzzy socks on "deep relaxation yoga" days. I hope no one is looking at my feet!
Cute! I would love to wear fuzzy socks to work some days.

I'm back, I think I have problems with my meds that make me *slightly* moody and a good friend told me to get my prescription filled, so I obeyed...just took and am hoping tomorrow is better. Took the dogs for a walk, a friend ended up offering to pick dd up from school which gave me an hour free :banana:. Tonight is zumba with dd and a friend so I'm committed.
Nice free hour! Sorry about your meds and side effects - I hope tomorrow is better for you, too.

Good afternoon/evening!

Having a much better day now. :) I went to the gym and worked out for 95 minutes. 60 minutes on the treadmill going 4.0 mph, 20 minutes on the bike (6 miles) and 15 minutes on the elliptical (going backwards). Tomorrow morning I meet with my Personal Trainer... :scared1:

I got the best news today via the blood pressure machine. A month ago my blood pressure was 215/109... and I thought it was low (for me, anyway... it's usually higher than that).

Today my blood pressure was.... *drumroll* 123/75! :cool1:
CONGRATS! That's an amazing difference! Go you!

We've got water in the bathroom and laundry room downstairs. It's seeping through the walls it appears. The ground is so saturated that we have a few large puddles up against the foundation under the deck. I had been checking it all day. I was heading downstairs to get cake for DD2 when I saw all the water. DH put some gravel up against the house so hopefully that is slowing it down. I had to postpone a client for tomorrow and cancel plans for the afternoon for DD1. We're eating off of paper plates with plastic silverware so we don't have to do dishes. Probably won't get to shower tomorrow either. Hoping it lets up soon! We've got towels all over the floor downstairs and then we throw them in the dryer and will reuse them later. Good thing I did laundry last weekend and had run the dishwasher.

I just had a drink! Couldn't help it as I'm so stressed about this situation! Had leftover chop suey for supper and I'm going to have a piece of cake! Not going to be a good week. PMS isn't helping as I've found myself screaming and getting frustrated about everything.

Have I mentioned how much I hate rain?!

Going to spend the evening cleaning downstairs and keeping track of the water. I'll watch BL and hopefully get back some motivation for the rest of the week and for my coaching week!
Oh no! I'm sorry about your wet house. I hope everything clears up for you guys! :wizard:

My kids were going stir crazy from being stuck in the house the last two days, so I suggested dinner out. We went to an Italian restaurant that we recently discovered. I knew before I left what my choice was going to be. I ordered the shrimp scampi with sauteed broccoli. I figured I would allow myself one roll. Well one roll led to two. I'm not gonna beat myself up I enjoyed it. I figure the whole meal was about 11 points on WW. I could have done a lot worse.
It sounds like you did well while still enjoying the meal.

Thanks Jennz :goodvibes
That would be nice if he does that lol :goodvibes

BTW Here is the dress I want XD
http://www.polyvore.com/bella_swan_birthday_dress/set?id=14976684
Great dress! Congrats on your additional loss the past few days!

CptJackSparrowsGirl
03-30-2010, 10:10 PM
Thanks princessbride6205 :goodvibes
I just hope it continues to be like this.

LuvBaloo
03-31-2010, 12:14 AM
Here we celebrate our progress and recognize our superstars.

Reminders:
-after 3 weeks of no reporting, you are dropped from the challenged – can re-start at any time, though :goodvibes
-if anybody knows they will miss weighing in, just PM and let me know and you’ll be marked excused :goodvibes


First some stats

MAINTAINERS:
Reporting in week 12: 2!
Congrats to Corinnak & 50sjayne for successfully maintaining! :cool1:
(staying within 2 lbs of their maintain weight is successfully maintaining!)

LOSERS:
Current Participants------------- 72
not reporting in for 1 week------ 10
not reporting in for 2 weeks------ 8
not reporting in for 3 weeks------ 8
Excused------------------------- 4
weigh ins----------------------- 43
gains---------------------------- 7
maintains------------------------ 10
losses-------------------------- 26
first time or returning weigh-ins--------------- 1

Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Week 12!
total group loss =51.7 pounds!
Average percentage of weight lost 0.54 % :cool1:
Total group weight loss so far 1126.4 pounds!
Let’s see when we will hit 1250 pounds!

Retention Rate (compared to the 135 weighins for our start weigh-in on Jan 1st)
(43 +2+4)/ 135 = 36% :goodvibes (this includes the Losers and Maintainer and Excused people!)

Before the weekly superstar list comes the disclaimer. I am human and I make mistakes. If you have any questions please contact me. For your reference this is the magic percentage of weight lost formula - weight loss for the week divided by weight for last week times 100, that gives us the percentage. Now let me test that with my numbers for week 1, click, click, click goes the calculator. Yes, that agrees with the percentage on the magic spreadsheet. (btw if its been more than 1 week between weigh-ins, then the % loss is divided by the number of weeks, to keep everybody on the same basis)

Now let's get to the good stuff. Who were our superstars of week 12? This time I’ve done a TOP 11 LIST, which is everybody at 1% or more! That criteria will change from week to week. Hey I'm in charge here and I get paid nothin' to do this so you better take what you can get!;);):rotfl: (and if there’s something you want to know, just ask me!)
The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Week 12 Superstars!!
#11- 1.00% - 3TinksAndAnEeyore
#10- 1.15% - maiziezoe
#9- 1.51% - cclovesdis
#8- 1.60% - Rose&Mike
#7- 1.84% - leamom2princesses
#6- 1.87% - CptJackSparrowsGirl
#5- 1.97% - talytam
#4- 2.27% - carmiedog
#3- 2.37% - happysmyly
#2- 2.79% - sahbushka
and now

The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge
Week 12 Biggest Loser!!

#1- 3.71% - kimara

Quote from Dare2Dream: How is your week going? Are you OP (on program)? Are you exercising? Drinking that water? You know what to do to make the magic happen. Get on the wagon. We are all here to help you on the journey. We can do this one day at a time. One bite at a time.

Have a healthy day!

Congratulations kimara !!!
What a great week you had. Keep up the good work. We have a very special clippie reserved for our weekly Biggest Loser. Wear it with pride this week! :goodvibes:

This is our weekly reigning Biggest Loser clippie. We have the large version

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsmall1.jpg

or use this
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followed by

or we have a medium version

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLmed.jpg

or use this
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLmed.jpg
followed by

and we have a small version

http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsm.jpg

or use
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/31040weeklyBLsm.jpg
followed by

Thanks to ohMom-Molli for these clippies. They were used for a previous BL but we can recycle. Don't they look great!

LuvBaloo
03-31-2010, 12:15 AM
NOW FOR THOSE OF US WHO SET A GOAL FOR THE CHALLENGE!

How this works: you set your goal for what to lose in the challenge. Then I calculate your weight loss in the challenge divided by your goal to get a % to goal.
Anybody can change their goal at anytime (or add a goal) – all you have to do is send me a PM.
Since the goals are an individual thing, the list is just in alphabetical order to make it easier for everybody to find their own name. If there are any questions or suggestions please let me know. This is something new for BL9 :goodvibes

We have done 12 out of 19 weeks, so the challenge is 63% complete.
3TinksAndAnEeyore 70.2
bouldertcr 82.5
chskover 21.7
debf 34.3
DisneyFam5 77.0
Double 42.3
happysmyly 80.0
heatherlynn444 15.6
IWISHFORDISNEY 81.7
jbm02 46.7
jenanderson 93.3
JFrey4240 80.2
jimmaher69 39.2
kimara 94.3
Kitchensinkguy 72.7
leamom2princesses 66.0
LegoMom3 46.4
lisah0711 75.0
LittleSeacow 29.5
lovedvc 44.0
LuvBaloo 13.4
maiziezoe 68.0
MaryAz 66.7
MickeyMagic 28.0
mikamah 10.0
MrIncrediDad 53.4
my3princes 0.0
NancyIL 50.0
NC Tink 55.5
redwalker -28.0
Rose&Mike 86.0
sahbushka 64.2
ShortyNBug 49.3
talytam 70.0
Tasha+Scott 62.4
tigger813 57.4
Worfiedoodles 82.0

LuvBaloo
03-31-2010, 01:05 AM
dona & flipflop - hope you enjoy your shortened spring breaks. I didn't know you guys had to make up snow days.

Rose&Mike - hope you are able to get a quick doctor's appointment and find out what is going on. Hope your son starts sending you the quick texts to let you know he is ok.

Corinna - thanks for sharing your danger list! What a great idea!

MaizieZoe - glad your DD came to her senses. Have a great trip! I like rainforest cafe! And congrats on the blood pressure!:thumbsup2

pjlla - I haven't heard "kiss my grits" in a long time, but love that attitude!:cool1:

lisah - welcome back! Don't feel guilty about "breakfast in a bag"! My kids think that's the greatest snack for a road trip, and consider it a great treat :thumbsup2

tigger813 - hope the flooding stops soon

lovedvc - I think 11points for eating out sounds like you did well :goodvibes

CptJack - the dress looks pretty! Keep up the good work :goodvibes


Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time? And my own follow up, do you have any time-saving tips for the rest of us? How do you fit in preparing healthy meals, exercise, and "me" time?

Well, since I usually do my showering at night, some days I've put on clean socks and panties before going to bed so I am part way dressed when I wake up. I have also been known to encourage my DD's that housework is fun. I want to keep getting them participating, so will "let them" clean the bathroom. The love using the cleaning wipes to wipe things down. A while back, I told my oldest (8yo) that she was now big enough to even clean the toilet with the special cleaner. She was excited and asked is she could do the basement bathroom too. I pretended to think it over for a few seconds before graciously saying "yes you can". This week I think its time to let the 5yo have her turn at it.:lmao:

time saving: I buy bagged salad that's already prepared. I hate taking time to chop up lettuce. I use a lot of packaged foods for the kids lunches (yogurt, cheesestring, fruit cups in water). Right now, its worth it to save time and have pre-portioned food ready to go. I also usually have a frozen meal for my own lunch with the raw veggies on the side. No dishes!

flipflopmom
03-31-2010, 05:04 AM
Congrats Kimara!!! And all of this week's superstars! :cool1:



Today my blood pressure was.... *drumroll* 123/75! :cool1: !

WONDERFUL!!! What an impressive byproduct of your lifestyle! That's really why we are doing this, right! Congrats!

We've got water in the bathroom and laundry room downstairs. It's seeping through the walls it appears. The ground is so saturated that we have a few large puddles up against the foundation under the deck. PMS isn't helping as I've found myself screaming and getting frustrated about everything.


So sorry about your rain problems. My mom's basement will get water in it when we get a lot of rain. It is such a pain. Are you in for a dry spell? PMS just makes everything worse. :hug:

dona & flipflop - hope you enjoy your shortened spring breaks. I didn't know you guys had to make up snow days.

I use a lot of packaged foods for the kids lunches (yogurt, cheesestring, fruit cups in water). Right now, its worth it to save time and have pre-portioned food ready to go. I also usually have a frozen meal for my own lunch with the raw veggies on the side. No dishes!

It's no fun to make those days up, especially when we are in for such wonderful weather. I just keep telling myself that at least I can take the kiddos outside to enjoy this weather, instead of being cooped up in the classroom when it's cold and snowy.

I pack the same kinds of things for the kids. On that note, DD2 is doing a great job with her "healthy" eating. She's doing very well to just be 3. She asked my mom for an M&M yesterday, and said "I just want one, because they are not healthy", and only ate one. I've been packing lunches and snacks for her, she's been eating very healthy dinners. She's actually lost 2 pounds in the last couple of weeks, so I am pleased. We did Just Dance on the wii last night, and I'm sure she'll get outside a lot this weekend. Only once in the last week has she had a fit for something unhealthy, and when I reminded her about being strong, and not having to take shots, she immediately asked for strawberries instead. I hate using the insulin shots as a reminder, but that is the very real reality for anyone that is overweight, and she can identify with it. I did some charting with her height and weight. She's on the 83 percentile for height, so she only needs to lose about 4 more pounds to be on the healthy weight/bmi. I am feeling so much better about her!

As for me, the scale went down another .9 yesterday. :banana: Getting closer to that wonderful day before TOM big dip weight! Same cycle, big dip day before, slow 3-5 gain over the next 5 days, another week to get back to that magic low.

I tried out the weight calculators, and it gives me around 156. When I graduated high school, I weighed 175. That's the weight I want to be in late June for Disney, I don't know if I can lose 17 more pounds in the next 2 1/2 months, but I'm going to try. I think I'll set a final goal of 158, which would be 70 pounds, and see how it goes. I like minigoals, they seem much more attainable. :thumbsup2

I want to run before work this morning, just waiting for the sun to come up enough. Have a great day!

tigger813
03-31-2010, 06:02 AM
Thanks everybody for the well wishes. It slowed down last night but the towels were soaking wet this morning. I'm staying home to monitor the situation today. Also to nap a bit! I fell asleep easily last night but was awakened an hour later with a torrential downpour! I ended up on the couch and went back to bed at 5. Canceled all my plans today to deal with the situation. I'll have to go basket shopping tomorrow after my client. Otherwise there will be mostly empty baskets on Sunday. Except for what the bunny brings!

Time to fiinish getting DD1 ready for school and make her lunch!

donac
03-31-2010, 06:12 AM
Good morning everyone. It has finally stopped raining and I think the sun may come out later. I did get to sleep in this morning. I won't be long because I have a lot to do today. Not only what I want to do but a list of thing dh has been setting aside for me. Doesn't he know I have my only list and that is TOP priority.

Congrats to all the losers this week. Let's all keep up the good work.

jennz
03-31-2010, 06:18 AM
Thanks Jennz :goodvibes
That would be nice if he does that lol :goodvibes

BTW Here is the dress I want XD
http://www.polyvore.com/bella_swan_birthday_dress/set?id=14976684

Pretty dress!! It will look great you! I love the way your mom is motivating you, with her emails a notes, it really makes it's fun doesn't it?

Good morning everyone. It has finally stopped raining and I think the sun may come out later. I did get to sleep in this morning. I won't be long because I have a lot to do today. Not only what I want to do but a list of thing dh has been setting aside for me. Doesn't he know I have my only list and that is TOP priority.

Congrats to all the losers this week. Let's all keep up the good work.

Okay you posted a little after 7 and slept in??? What time do you normally get up? I know you must be excited to see the sun, you've probably felt like building an ark lately! What a helpful DH, setting a few thing aside for you. ;)

tigger813
03-31-2010, 06:49 AM
Oh, and we are in for a dry spell and 70s starting on Friday and through the weekend! May get shower on Monday sometime but nothing like this!

Rose&Mike
03-31-2010, 07:24 AM
Congrats Kimara!

Tracy--hope you dry out today.

Today starts my off week (job share). I was hoping to sleep in, but woke up at 5:30 with dh. I am carless today, so not sure what I'm going to do today. Normally, by now I would be at the Y. It's supposed to warm up so I might walk outside.

Have a good day!
Rose

IWISHFORDISNEY
03-31-2010, 07:38 AM
Just wanted to say Hi to everyone we are finally back from the wedding/trip. Uuugghh I gained 2 lbs but I am ok with that. I hope everyone is well and has a great Easter week.:goodvibes

redwalker
03-31-2010, 08:15 AM
HI everyone,

I really wanted to thank you all for sending me hugs, god knows I can use it. I don't think my eyes have ever looked so bad or salty. Xena was my walking buddy. She was the one who was with me almost every step of the way from when I was 182lbs down to 123lbs. She walked with me everyday with a puppy smile on her face, and sometimes pushed me when I wanted to stop, but she would look at me as if to say "one more mile?" I know many of you have a furry friend, and I hope you take them with you this week for a walk with you. It was always a special time I had with just the two of us, without the house or the family to distract me from her. She was a 12 years old yellow lab. I know we had her up to the very last second we could have her with us. We believe it was a brain tumor that took her from us. Her body was in exceptional shape for a lab in general and a 12year old dog. She never looked old. I know it was due to all the exercise we did together.

I have had a very bad time these past days, with exercise especially. Last night was the first time I exercised since last Wednesday. I walked 4 miles on the treadmill. I know that Xena would not want me to quit. Walking was her favorite thing to do with me. It is painful to go through my daily routine without her. I would put my kindergartner on the bus and go straight to our walk. I miss her, but I know this journey she helped me with can not end with her passing. She is with me every step of the way in my heart. I know our family will one day welcome a new furry friend in to our home. As much as the thought of someone new joining our family is so strange, I know that when the time is right and everyone here is ready for that, it will be a wonderful thing. Xena was one amazing dog and she has set the bar very high. So many people I know got dogs because of meeting her. She was with us when we bought our first house, she was with us when our babies were born, she helped us raise them, she let the girls use her as something to balance on when they were learning to walk. She was there when my oldest was attacked by another dog, and helped her get over a fear of dogs, I am certain she would have had if not for Xena, and helped us all heal as a family due to that horrible experience. She helped me get healthy, so that I will have more time with my family. Although her passing is extremely painful, it will bring us to love a new furry family member. There are so many wonderful blessing this dog has given to us, and her memory will continue to live on in our hearts.

Thank you so much again for all your kind and supportive words and hugs! I don't think I will weigh in this week, I am going to continue on working on getting myself back on my exercise schedule. I will weigh in next Friday. Thank you all again. I feel blessed to have found this group of all of you.

pjlla
03-31-2010, 08:24 AM
Good afternoon/evening!

Having a much better day now. :) I went to the gym and worked out for 95 minutes. 60 minutes on the treadmill going 4.0 mph, 20 minutes on the bike (6 miles) and 15 minutes on the elliptical (going backwards). Tomorrow morning I meet with my Personal Trainer... :scared1:

I got the best news today via the blood pressure machine. A month ago my blood pressure was 215/109... and I thought it was low (for me, anyway... it's usually higher than that).

Today my blood pressure was.... *drumroll* 123/75! :cool1:



Impressive BP!! It must have been a GREAT FEELING to hear that number!

We've got water in the bathroom and laundry room downstairs. It's seeping through the walls it appears. The ground is so saturated that we have a few large puddles up against the foundation under the deck. I had been checking it all day. I was heading downstairs to get cake for DD2 when I saw all the water. DH put some gravel up against the house so hopefully that is slowing it down. I had to postpone a client for tomorrow and cancel plans for the afternoon for DD1. We're eating off of paper plates with plastic silverware so we don't have to do dishes. Probably won't get to shower tomorrow either. Hoping it lets up soon! We've got towels all over the floor downstairs and then we throw them in the dryer and will reuse them later. Good thing I did laundry last weekend and had run the dishwasher.

I just had a drink! Couldn't help it as I'm so stressed about this situation! Had leftover chop suey for supper and I'm going to have a piece of cake! Not going to be a good week. PMS isn't helping as I've found myself screaming and getting frustrated about everything.

Have I mentioned how much I hate rain?!

Going to spend the evening cleaning downstairs and keeping track of the water. I'll watch BL and hopefully get back some motivation for the rest of the week and for my coaching week!


I am SO sorry about the water in the house. What a PITA! And yes, PMS DOES seem to arrive along with the super stressful situations. Not sure why. I'll be praying for some dry weather to come quickly for you!



I pack the same kinds of things for the kids. On that note, DD2 is doing a great job with her "healthy" eating. She's doing very well to just be 3. She asked my mom for an M&M yesterday, and said "I just want one, because they are not healthy", and only ate one. I've been packing lunches and snacks for her, she's been eating very healthy dinners. She's actually lost 2 pounds in the last couple of weeks, so I am pleased. We did Just Dance on the wii last night, and I'm sure she'll get outside a lot this weekend. Only once in the last week has she had a fit for something unhealthy, and when I reminded her about being strong, and not having to take shots, she immediately asked for strawberries instead. I hate using the insulin shots as a reminder, but that is the very real reality for anyone that is overweight, and she can identify with it. I did some charting with her height and weight. She's on the 83 percentile for height, so she only needs to lose about 4 more pounds to be on the healthy weight/bmi. I am feeling so much better about her!

As for me, the scale went down another .9 yesterday. :banana: Getting closer to that wonderful day before TOM big dip weight! Same cycle, big dip day before, slow 3-5 gain over the next 5 days, another week to get back to that magic low.



I am SO pleased to hear that your DD is getting on board the "healthy eating train"! NOW is the time for her to incorporate HEALTHY habits and eating... before she learns unhealthy habits. Tell her to keep up the good work!! You too Mom... you are doing great and setting a great example!



Happy Rainy Wednesday morning all!

I am at work today, but I have a few minutes to "talk". Last night's BL was interesting. I'll chat more about it over at the official "BL CHAT" thread.

I had to miss my circuit training class last night for the first time, but I made sure that I did my OWN circuit training when I was exercising. I definitely worked up a sweat and got my heart rate up, but it wasn't killer like it the class usually is. But I feel good about what I did on my own. I'll be right back to class on Thursday though!

I really wanted to say NO when they called me to work this morning, but I keep reminding myself that a little extra money will be much appreciated when DS and I go away in a few weeks, so I said YES. I don't think it will be a tough day, but it would have been nice to be home and get in my workout early and get a few more scrapbook pages done and catch up on the housework!

I mentioned that I have a few "quick and easy" healthy go-to meals that I resort to when things are busy. I am wondering if we could start sharing these type of meal ideas. Not necessarily recipes (although I always welcome those!), but just easy, healthy meal ideas.

Frozen vegan Boca Burgers (or Veggie Medley Gardenburgers) and Salmon patties are two of my last minute meals that I can usually throw together quickly. The Boca burgers I either serve on light whole wheat rolls or I chop them up and put them on a wrap (sometimes I treat them like a soft taco and add a bit of refried beans, shredded cheese, salsa, and lettuce).

The salmon patties (especially the herb crusted ones) are delicious without any roll or wrap, but can easily be made into a sandwich as well.

A side of green veggies or a salad with this and we are ready to roll! If I am not serving the burger or patty on a roll, I might add a side of whole wheat couscous or whole wheat orzo.


Another fairly quick meal is a pork tenderloin. Usually cooks in about 45 minutes (but doesn't need tending, so you can do other things while it cooks). My family LOVES the Idahoan brand of instant mashed potatoes. They are really yummy and ready in about 5 minutes. And they aren't too high in points. I believe 1/2 Cup is just 2 points. Probably high in sodium and not the healthiest, but my kids think that they are having a real treat when I make these! Imagine that! Again... a side of green vegetable (fresh or frozen) and you have a full meal. And the tenderloin is very lean.... I believe 4 oz is just 3 points.

Eggs are always a quick and easy meal. Scrambled or omelets with toast and applesauce... dinner is done!!And it is easy to "customize" a portion of the meal for your own healthy eating.. scrambled egg whites or Egg beaters made in a separate pan, maybe with some extra veggies thrown in (I love spinach and tomato in my egg whites).

My family LOVES baked potato night. It does take some time in the oven for the potatoes to bake, but you could microwave them to partially cook them and speed it up, or you could bake them a night or two ahead when something else is in the oven and then just warm them (save electricity too!). (I know that some people bake potatoes in the crockpot, but I haven't had any luck with that.) I serve it with a small dish of bacon crumbles (as a condiment, not a main dish), homemade lowfat cheese sauce, salsa, sometimes chili, lowfat sour cream, and a green veggie or apple sauce or fruit salad on the side. Even my "meat and potatoes" DH is happy with this meal.

I am going to try a new recipe this week or next week. Crepes... I've never attempted them, but there is a Bisquick recipe that looks quick and easy. I will make some sort of sauteed veggies in a light white sauce or cheese sauce to go in the crepes. We'll see how that goes and I'll report back if it is a winner!!

I have students arrive in 7 minutes, so I need to run! I'll be able to hop on later. Hope everyone has a great (DRY) day!....P

ShortyNBug
03-31-2010, 08:41 AM
Tuesday QOTD: I know in the past few weeks we've talked about finding time to exercise and balancing everything we have going on. I saw a fun question in the last issue of Real Simple: What's the funniest, craziest or most embarrassing thing you've done to save time?


I too have let my house go. Not only to exercise but to homework and life in general. To me it's filthy, to others it's perfectly clean. I'm a bit of a clean freak so my messy is different than most others. *Except my mom....which is where I got it.* I'll clean the shower while I'm there or empty the dishwasher while my daughter reads to me. I try to multi task as much as possible. I also started making my kids fold socks and get everyone's undies in the right drawers. Saves me lots of time. While it's not embarrassing to all, it is to me. If you were to stop by my house now there might be dust on the end tables or hair on the bathroom floor....that kills me! But life goes on and everyone is just fine.

lisah0711
03-31-2010, 08:43 AM
Congratulations to all our superstars this week and a BIG congratulations to our biggest loser, Kimara! :cool1:

I love seeing all those numbers get closer to goal and I bet we will be at 1250pounds lost sooner than we think! Having 72 people still participating this late in the challenge is an accomplishment, too. We should all pat ourselves on the backs for sticking with this! :cool2:

redwalker, :hug: Bless your heart and bless Xena's doggie heart. She was a big part of your life and your family -- what a good dog! :love:

tigger813, I hope that the water situation improves as the weather dries out!
:hug:

maiziezoe, great job on the bp numbers! :thumbsup2

donac, tell DH you'll work on his list if he will give top priority to your list for him! ;)

:hug: Why does it always seem that PMS coincides with some other really stressful situation? I hope the rain lets up soon. Hang in there.:hug:

Murphy's law! :laughing:

My kids were going stir crazy from being stuck in the house the last two days, so I suggested dinner out. We went to an Italian restaurant that we recently discovered. I knew before I left what my choice was going to be. I ordered the shrimp scampi with sauteed broccoli. I figured I would allow myself one roll. Well one roll led to two. I'm not gonna beat myself up I enjoyed it. I figure the whole meal was about 11 points on WW. I could have done a lot worse.

Great attitude and good job not letting a little OP eating derail you! :thumbsup2 I'm sure 11 points didn't seem too bad at all after being cooped up with kids in the house all day! :rotfl:

I'm glad I'm not the only person who has done this! Daycare used to supply breakfast, but decided to stop a few months ago. Mornings have been hectic for us about half the time - I end up late for work some day. I try to do real breakfasts but some days we are running insanely late. DD's "fun" To Go breakfast is an organic granola bar and a sippy cup of soy milk. She thinks "nola bars" are treats so she loves it. I try to forgive myself for not giving her a sit-down healthy meal.

Aww, forgive yourself, princessbride6205, that was the part I didn't learn earlier but I should have. Now that DS is older I realize he doesn't remember anything really of the various situations that I felt guilty about. The only time I really "scarred him for life" was when I took him to see A Bug's Life at DL when he was 3 -- he loved the movie, was totally adventurous on rides, even HM and Pirates, and I thought he could handle it -- but he lost it on Bug's Life, crying "Why did that bug spit on my new shirt?" And refused to go back on that attraction until last year at age 10! :laughing: I can tell that your daughter is truly loved and well taken care of from your posts. Relax and enjoy those moments with her because they will pass so, so quickly. :flower3:

I have also been known to encourage my DD's that housework is fun. I want to keep getting them participating, so will "let them" clean the bathroom. The love using the cleaning wipes to wipe things down. A while back, I told my oldest (8yo) that she was now big enough to even clean the toilet with the special cleaner. She was excited and asked is she could do the basement bathroom too. I pretended to think it over for a few seconds before graciously saying "yes you can". This week I think its time to let the 5yo have her turn at it.:lmao:

:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: You should be in marketing! :thumbsup2

On that note, DD2 is doing a great job with her "healthy" eating. She's doing very well to just be 3. She asked my mom for an M&M yesterday, and said "I just want one, because they are not healthy", and only ate one. I've been packing lunches and snacks for her, she's been eating very healthy dinners. She's actually lost 2 pounds in the last couple of weeks, so I am pleased. We did Just Dance on the wii last night, and I'm sure she'll get outside a lot this weekend. Only once in the last week has she had a fit for something unhealthy, and when I reminded her about being strong, and not having to take shots, she immediately asked for strawberries instead. I hate using the insulin shots as a reminder, but that is the very real reality for anyone that is overweight, and she can identify with it. I did some charting with her height and weight. She's on the 83 percentile for height, so she only needs to lose about 4 more pounds to be on the healthy weight/bmi. I am feeling so much better about her!

:hug: flipflopmom, I am glad that you are feeling better about DD!

Have a great day all!

mikamah
03-31-2010, 08:49 AM
MAINTAINERS:
Reporting in week 12: 2!
Congrats to Corinnak & 50sjayne for successfully maintaining! :cool1:
(staying within 2 lbs of their maintain weight is successfully maintaining!)

LOSERS:
Current Participants------------- 72
not reporting in for 1 week------ 10
not reporting in for 2 weeks------ 8
not reporting in for 3 weeks------ 8
Excused------------------------- 4
weigh ins----------------------- 43
gains---------------------------- 7
maintains------------------------ 10
losses-------------------------- 26
first time or returning weigh-ins--------------- 1

Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Week 12!
total group loss =51.7 pounds!
Average percentage of weight lost 0.54 % :cool1:
Total group weight loss so far 1126.4 pounds!
Let’s see when we will hit 1250 pounds!

Retention Rate (compared to the 135 weighins for our start weigh-in on Jan 1st)
(43 +2+4)/ 135 = 36% :goodvibes (this includes the Losers and Maintainer and Excused people!)

Before the weekly superstar list comes the disclaimer. I am human and I make mistakes. If you have any questions please contact me. For your reference this is the magic percentage of weight lost formula - weight loss for the week divided by weight for last week times 100, that gives us the percentage. Now let me test that with my numbers for week 1, click, click, click goes the calculator. Yes, that agrees with the percentage on the magic spreadsheet. (btw if its been more than 1 week between weigh-ins, then the % loss is divided by the number of weeks, to keep everybody on the same basis)

Now let's get to the good stuff. Who were our superstars of week 12? This time I’ve done a TOP 11 LIST, which is everybody at 1% or more! That criteria will change from week to week. Hey I'm in charge here and I get paid nothin' to do this so you better take what you can get!;);):rotfl: (and if there’s something you want to know, just ask me!)
The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge Week 12 Superstars!!
#11- 1.00% - 3TinksAndAnEeyore
#10- 1.15% - maiziezoe
#9- 1.51% - cclovesdis
#8- 1.60% - Rose&Mike
#7- 1.84% - leamom2princesses
#6- 1.87% - CptJackSparrowsGirl
#5- 1.97% - talytam
#4- 2.27% - carmiedog
#3- 2.37% - happysmyly
#2- 2.79% - sahbushka
and now

The WISH Biggest Loser 9 Spring Challenge
Week 12 Biggest Loser!!

#1- 3.71% - kimara
Whoo hoo!!!! Congratulation Kimara and tll the top losers and maintainers!!! :cheer2:

Thank you Shannon for all your hard work as weightkeeper.:flower3:

Redwalker-:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:Take the time you need to grieve and remember your precious Xena. You describe your special relationship so sweetly. So sorry.

Tracey- It's finally slowing down here. Hope the water recedes soon in your area. I always get a little water in the basement with heavy storms, but have a sump pump but this week, the water level outside is so high, it's seeping in all 4 walls. It's all unfinished though, so just gotta get down an clean it up later. It is so nice have some warm, sunny weather on the horizon.

Lisa- welcome back! Love your breakfast in a bag idea.

I don't really have any funny stories that I can think of. Probably most embarrassing but not healthy would be the Mcd's drive through two for one breakfast sandwiches. It's been so long, I really have come a long way.

I did w5d2 c25k today, so I jogged for 10 minutes or 2/3 of a mile straight, twice. It was even still drizzly and raining, but I got out. I am so excited to do this. Friday will be 20 minutes straight! That's a little scary but we'll see. Running late again for work. My dis-time has to be shared with my c25k time now.

Have a great day.:)

tigger813
03-31-2010, 08:56 AM
HI everyone,

I really wanted to thank you all for sending me hugs, god knows I can use it. I don't think my eyes have ever looked so bad or salty. Xena was my walking buddy. She was the one who was with me almost every step of the way from when I was 182lbs down to 123lbs. She walked with me everyday with a puppy smile on her face, and sometimes pushed me when I wanted to stop, but she would look at me as if to say "one more mile?" I know many of you have a furry friend, and I hope you take them with you this week for a walk with you. It was always a special time I had with just the two of us, without the house or the family to distract me from her. She was a 12 years old yellow lab. I know we had her up to the very last second we could have her with us. We believe it was a brain tumor that took her from us. Her body was in exceptional shape for a lab in general and a 12year old dog. She never looked old. I know it was due to all the exercise we did together.

I have had a very bad time these past days, with exercise especially. Last night was the first time I exercised since last Wednesday. I walked 4 miles on the treadmill. I know that Xena would not want me to quit. Walking was her favorite thing to do with me. It is painful to go through my daily routine without her. I would put my kindergartner on the bus and go straight to our walk. I miss her, but I know this journey she helped me with can not end with her passing. She is with me every step of the way in my heart. I know our family will one day welcome a new furry friend in to our home. As much as the thought of someone new joining our family is so strange, I know that when the time is right and everyone here is ready for that, it will be a wonderful thing. Xena was one amazing dog and she has set the bar very high. So many people I know got dogs because of meeting her. She was with us when we bought our first house, she was with us when our babies were born, she helped us raise them, she let the girls use her as something to balance on when they were learning to walk. She was there when my oldest was attacked by another dog, and helped her get over a fear of dogs, I am certain she would have had if not for Xena, and helped us all heal as a family due to that horrible experience. She helped me get healthy, so that I will have more time with my family. Although her passing is extremely painful, it will bring us to love a new furry family member. There are so many wonderful blessing this dog has given to us, and her memory will continue to live on in our hearts.

Thank you so much again for all your kind and supportive words and hugs! I don't think I will weigh in this week, I am going to continue on working on getting myself back on my exercise schedule. I will weigh in next Friday. Thank you all again. I feel blessed to have found this group of all of you.

Love you, my dear friend! You made me tear up again! We will always miss her too! Brian joked, especially his shins from her tail! LOL Hugs to you all and we will see you soon!

tigger813
03-31-2010, 09:04 AM
Interesting article on CNN.com regarding How much exercise you should get.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/03/30/exercise.guidelines.confusion/index.html?hpt=Sbin

pjlla
03-31-2010, 09:49 AM
HI everyone,

I really wanted to thank you all for sending me hugs, god knows I can use it. I don't think my eyes have ever looked so bad or salty. Xena was my walking buddy. She was the one who was with me almost every step of the way from when I was 182lbs down to 123lbs. She walked with me everyday with a puppy smile on her face, and sometimes pushed me when I wanted to stop, but she would look at me as if to say "one more mile?" I know many of you have a furry friend, and I hope you take them with you this week for a walk with you. It was always a special time I had with just the two of us, without the house or the family to distract me from her. She was a 12 years old yellow lab. I know we had her up to the very last second we could have her with us. We believe it was a brain tumor that took her from us. Her body was in exceptional shape for a lab in general and a 12year old dog. She never looked old. I know it was due to all the exercise we did together.

I have had a very bad time these past days, with exercise especially. Last night was the first time I exercised since last Wednesday. I walked 4 miles on the treadmill. I know that Xena would not want me to quit. Walking was her favorite thing to do with me. It is painful to go through my daily routine without her. I would put my kindergartner on the bus and go straight to our walk. I miss her, but I know this journey she helped me with can not end with her passing. She is with me every step of the way in my heart. I know our family will one day welcome a new furry friend in to our home. As much as the thought of someone new joining our family is so strange, I know that when the time is right and everyone here is ready for that, it will be a wonderful thing. Xena was one amazing dog and she has set the bar very high. So many people I know got dogs because of meeting her. She was with us when we bought our first house, she was with us when our babies were born, she helped us raise them, she let the girls use her as something to balance on when they were learning to walk. She was there when my oldest was attacked by another dog, and helped her get over a fear of dogs, I am certain she would have had if not for Xena, and helped us all heal as a family due to that horrible experience. She helped me get healthy, so that I will have more time with my family. Although her passing is extremely painful, it will bring us to love a new furry family member. There are so many wonderful blessing this dog has given to us, and her memory will continue to live on in our hearts.

Thank you so much again for all your kind and supportive words and hugs! I don't think I will weigh in this week, I am going to continue on working on getting myself back on my exercise schedule. I will weigh in next Friday. Thank you all again. I feel blessed to have found this group of all of you.

What you've written here is so beautiful and eloquent. From a scrapbooker's point of view, I hope you take the time to write this story out somewhere (do you keep a journal) and keep it. Someday your kids would like to hear this.

After we lost a precious kitty a few years ago I took the time (several weeks later) to write out her "life story" and do a scrapbook page for each of the kids. I am SO glad I did. If I had waited any longer I wouldn't have remembered all of those little silly details that make a story like that come to life.

I will pray for continued healing for you and your family......P

pjlla
03-31-2010, 09:54 AM
Interesting article on CNN.com regarding How much exercise you should get.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/03/30/exercise.guidelines.confusion/index.html?hpt=Sbin


Well.... I read the article, but it didn't really answer my questions. It talked about some is better than none, more is better than some..... but didn't really give any specifics for a middle-aged woman trying to lose/maintain weight. I'll stick with my 60 minutes per day for now. But I'm not sure how realistic that is to keep up for a lifetime. That was why the article interested me. ............P

redwalker
03-31-2010, 10:01 AM
What you've written here is so beautiful and eloquent. From a scrapbooker's point of view, I hope you take the time to write this story out somewhere (do you keep a journal) and keep it. Someday your kids would like to hear this.

After we lost a precious kitty a few years ago I took the time (several weeks later) to write out her "life story" and do a scrapbook page for each of the kids. I am SO glad I did. If I had waited any longer I wouldn't have remembered all of those little silly details that make a story like that come to life.

I will pray for continued healing for you and your family......P


Thank you. pjlla, and that is an excellent idea. I have been compiling a folder full of digital images over the years with her, and adding words to this is a great idea. It helps me to look at her images, and all the fun we had together as a family. I know I need to get back to walking, it is just painful when it was what we did together everyday.

Tracey-thank you. She did have a wacky tail, didn't she.

redwalker
03-31-2010, 10:10 AM
Well.... I read the article, but it didn't really answer my questions. It talked about some is better than none, more is better than some..... but didn't really give any specifics for a middle-aged woman trying to lose/maintain weight. I'll stick with my 60 minutes per day for now. But I'm not sure how realistic that is to keep up for a lifetime. That was why the article interested me. ............P

Hey pjlla, I found these 3 articles on Jillian Michaels facebook page
http://goingskiing.webs.com/laststubborn10pounds.htm
http://goingskiing.webs.com/choosingagoalweight.htm
http://www.thatsfit.com/2010/03/30/fast-food-is-like-heroin-studies-find/

found them interesting and a distraction.

happysmyly
03-31-2010, 10:11 AM
I haven't posted much at all since I've been back from the funeral and family stuff... I've been reading, to keep me on track, just haven't felt like I had much to say this week... but I had to post this morning a HUGE congrats to my sister, Kimara, for being the Biggest Loser!!! :cool1: Yippee!!! :cheer2:

She is taking her oral exams for her Masters Degree today--so I know she hasn't been on here much--so I called her and left her a message that she'll get when she gets back to congratulate her... so fun - to have that done and to be BL on the same day! :)

A big congrats to the rest of us that are still here--so amazing that we have lost that much weight as a group--so cool!!:thumbsup2 My weight this week will be not down very much--still can't exercise much with this cold (am just going through the motions but with very little energy)... but today I can breathe through my nose so I'm hoping that it's gone soon.

Good luck to everyone as the rest of this week goes by. Thank you so much for sharing all that you do here--it really does help more people than you'll ever know :) Have a magically Disney day!

:) Liz

Rose&Mike
03-31-2010, 10:13 AM
Well.... I read the article, but it didn't really answer my questions. It talked about some is better than none, more is better than some..... but didn't really give any specifics for a middle-aged woman trying to lose/maintain weight. I'll stick with my 60 minutes per day for now. But I'm not sure how realistic that is to keep up for a lifetime. That was why the article interested me. ............P

Thanks for sharing the article Tracy.

I think it's all confusing as well. Last week on GMA they were talking about women needing an hour a day just to maintain. But then, because I haven't been feeling great, I've been researching to see if maybe I'm getting too much excercise, and one thing I read said more than 60 minutes a day (of intense cardio) is too much and can cause problems.

So if we need 60 to maintain and 90 is too much, then no wonder it's so hard to lose weight. I'm sure I'm overgeneralizing here, but I guess I have just learned that I need to listen to my body, and when I'm tired, slow down. It did depress me a little to think that for the rest of my life it was going to take an hour a day to maintain. I love working out, but some days (weeks;)) I just want to skip it!

kimara
03-31-2010, 10:22 AM
i just found out i'm BL for the week:cool1:
i have been on a binge since i saw my great numbers on friday :scared1:. i haven't been exercising. i will get back on program...tomorrow.

i will now drive 100 miles to study and then go take my comprehensive exam for my master's degree. in the last week, we also decided to accept a good job offer and move to another state. i was stressed to the MAX with studying for this test and with telling friends we are going to be moving. i know, a stressed body needs exercise and good food even more than a non-stressed body. i just indulged in some emotional eating. this #1 news will get me back on track and i am SO happy!!!

congrats to my sis liz, happysmyly, on being #3!!!:cheer2:
(you know, if this had been a couples competition like the BL on TV, we would have kicked serious bum!) SO PROUD OF YOU!! :hug:

i seldom post, but please know how grateful i am to all of you. the knowledge and support you offer is heavenly. :cloud9:
♥ 2 all,
~kimara~

Rose&Mike
03-31-2010, 10:28 AM
i just found out i'm BL for the week:cool1:
i have been on a binge since i saw my great numbers on friday :scared1:. i haven't been exercising. i will get back on program...tomorrow.

i will now drive 100 miles to study and then go take my comprehensive exam for my master's degree. in the last week, we also decided to accept a good job offer and move to another state. i was stressed to the MAX with studying for this test and with telling friends we are going to be moving. i know, a stressed body needs exercise and good food even more than a non-stressed body. i just indulged in some emotional eating. this #1 news will get me back on track and i am SO happy!!!

congrats to my sis liz, happysmyly, on being #3!!!:cheer2:
(you know, if this had been a couples competition like the BL on TV, we would have kicked serious bum!) SO PROUD OF YOU!! :hug:

i seldom post, but please know how grateful i am to all of you. the knowledge and support you offer is heavenly. :cloud9:
♥ 2 all,
~kimara~

Good luck on your exam and congrats on the job!!!!

jennz
03-31-2010, 10:29 AM
HI everyone,

I really wanted to thank you all for sending me hugs, god knows I can use it. I don't think my eyes have ever looked so bad or salty. Xena was my walking buddy. She was the one who was with me almost every step of the way from when I was 182lbs down to 123lbs. She walked with me everyday with a puppy smile on her face, and sometimes pushed me when I wanted to stop, but she would look at me as if to say "one more mile?" I know many of you have a furry friend, and I hope you take them with you this week for a walk with you. It was always a special time I had with just the two of us, without the house or the family to distract me from her. She was a 12 years old yellow lab. I know we had her up to the very last second we could have her with us. We believe it was a brain tumor that took her from us. Her body was in exceptional shape for a lab in general and a 12year old dog. She never looked old. I know it was due to all the exercise we did together.

I have had a very bad time these past days, with exercise especially. Last night was the first time I exercised since last Wednesday. I walked 4 miles on the treadmill. I know that Xena would not want me to quit. Walking was her favorite thing to do with me. It is painful to go through my daily routine without her. I would put my kindergartner on the bus and go straight to our walk. I miss her, but I know this journey she helped me with can not end with her passing. She is with me every step of the way in my heart. I know our family will one day welcome a new furry friend in to our home. As much as the thought of someone new joining our family is so strange, I know that when the time is right and everyone here is ready for that, it will be a wonderful thing. Xena was one amazing dog and she has set the bar very high. So many people I know got dogs because of meeting her. She was with us when we bought our first house, she was with us when our babies were born, she helped us raise them, she let the girls use her as something to balance on when they were learning to walk. She was there when my oldest was attacked by another dog, and helped her get over a fear of dogs, I am certain she would have had if not for Xena, and helped us all heal as a family due to that horrible experience. She helped me get healthy, so that I will have more time with my family. Although her passing is extremely painful, it will bring us to love a new furry family member. There are so many wonderful blessing this dog has given to us, and her memory will continue to live on in our hearts.

Thank you so much again for all your kind and supportive words and hugs! I don't think I will weigh in this week, I am going to continue on working on getting myself back on my exercise schedule. I will weigh in next Friday. Thank you all again. I feel blessed to have found this group of all of you.

:hug::hug:

Whoo hoo!!!! Congratulation Kimara and tll the top losers and maintainers!!! :cheer2:

Thank you Shannon for all your hard work as weightkeeper.:flower3:

Redwalker-:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:Take the time you need to grieve and remember your precious Xena. You describe your special relationship so sweetly. So sorry.

Tracey- It's finally slowing down here. Hope the water recedes soon in your area. I always get a little water in the basement with heavy storms, but have a sump pump but this week, the water level outside is so high, it's seeping in all 4 walls. It's all unfinished though, so just gotta get down an clean it up later. It is so nice have some warm, sunny weather on the horizon.

Lisa- welcome back! Love your breakfast in a bag idea.

I don't really have any funny stories that I can think of. Probably most embarrassing but not healthy would be the Mcd's drive through two for one breakfast sandwiches. It's been so long, I really have come a long way.

I did w5d2 c25k today, so I jogged for 10 minutes or 2/3 of a mile straight, twice. It was even still drizzly and raining, but I got out. I am so excited to do this. Friday will be 20 minutes straight! That's a little scary but we'll see. Running late again for work. My dis-time has to be shared with my c25k time now.

Have a great day.:)

Wow great job running for 10 minutes!!!!:banana:

Thanks for sharing the article Tracy.

I think it's all confusing as well. Last week on GMA they were talking about women needing an hour a day just to maintain. But then, because I haven't been feeling great, I've been researching to see if maybe I'm getting too much excercise, and one thing I read said more than 60 minutes a day (of intense cardio) is too much and can cause problems.

So if we need 60 to maintain and 90 is too much, then no wonder it's so hard to lose weight. I'm sure I'm overgeneralizing here, but I guess I have just learned that I need to listen to my body, and when I'm tired, slow down. It did depress me a little to think that for the rest of my life it was going to take an hour a day to maintain. I love working out, but some days (weeks;)) I just want to skip it!

I agree it is confusing! I remember Bob telling a contestant on BL that she'll have to workout an hour/day to maintain. But what level of a workout? And is moving around and steps counted?:confused3

tea pot
03-31-2010, 10:31 AM
I know our family will one day welcome a new furry friend in to our home. As much as the thought of someone new joining our family is so strange, I know that when the time is right and everyone here is ready for that, it will be a wonderful thing.

Oh redwalker
My heart just aches for you and your family.
We lost our Golden Retriever at just 8 yr old from cancer
They are truly like people. I still miss him. Don't let anyone rush you
one pet can't just instantly replace another.
We have two cats now and love them very much. We just couldn't get another dog.... maybe some day.

lisah0711
03-31-2010, 10:44 AM
kimara, congrats on being the BL this week and good luck on the exam today. Congrats on the move and job. It will be a stressful time for you but worth it when it is behind you. You have the right attitude that exercising and eating right will help the stress! :thumbsup2

I see your Biggest Loser clippie needs a little editing. Go into your User CP and edit signature and delete the bolded words and any spaces so there is no space between .jpg and [/IMG] and that should do it.

I did w5d2 c25k today, so I jogged for 10 minutes or 2/3 of a mile straight, twice. It was even still drizzly and raining, but I got out. I am so excited to do this. Friday will be 20 minutes straight! That's a little scary but we'll see. Running late again for work. My dis-time has to be shared with my c25k time now.

Kathy, you'll do fine. Think back to a few weeks ago -- you would have laughed at me if I'd suggested to you that you would get out in the rain to run 2/3 of a mile straight! ;) You so totally :rockband:.

I think it's all confusing as well. Last week on GMA they were talking about women needing an hour a day just to maintain. But then, because I haven't been feeling great, I've been researching to see if maybe I'm getting too much excercise, and one thing I read said more than 60 minutes a day (of intense cardio) is too much and can cause problems.

So if we need 60 to maintain and 90 is too much, then no wonder it's so hard to lose weight. I'm sure I'm overgeneralizing here, but I guess I have just learned that I need to listen to my body, and when I'm tired, slow down. It did depress me a little to think that for the rest of my life it was going to take an hour a day to maintain. I love working out, but some days (weeks;)) I just want to skip it!

I know some days I just don't want to work out -- hush, inner brat! :rolleyes1

I agree it is confusing! I remember Bob telling a contestant on BL that she'll have to workout an hour/day to maintain. But what level of a workout? And is moving around and steps counted?:confused3

I hope it includes moving around and step counting but I have a long ways to go before I have to worry about maintaining -- by then the recommendation could have changed again! :rotfl:

Need to try and get some work done before going home with DS today -- its tag team week at work due to spring break. :cool2: