WISH Away the Pounds -- Fantastic February Challenge -- Everyone Welcome!

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  1. jillbur

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    Yay for NSV!!


    I hope you get a better night's sleep tonight. Nice work on the very early yoga :thumbsup2


    Glad things are chugging along. I'll have to look for these awesome yoga pants. What brand are they?


    Sounds like a good plan to do up your room. I'm sure it'll look awesome when you are all finished. Have fun!


    The garden benedict sounds so yummy. I've never thought of asparagus for breakfast, but I may have to give it a try!


    Do you usually eat your egg or cheese on the English muffin, or do you eat it plain? My kids love English muffins (with butter and jelly though) and I love them with an egg fried in Pam.


    Maybe you should ask a doctor about your neck? Do you look down while you are on the TM (reading a book or anything)?


    I think my measuring cups and spoons are used the most. It really makes me thing about portion sizes. A serving of cereal really isn't that big. I think DH eats about 5 servings at a time!


    I am feeling a little better. Dr said I probably had the flu but am getting to the end of it, so he didn't want to prescribe Tamiflu. But, he gave me an antibiotic for my cough and sinuses, so I hope that helps a little. My fever stayed down after 9:00 am, so I am planning to go back to work tomorrow.

    I knew you'd mention your food scale! I need to invest on glass containers. I think I would be so much more organized.


    Good for you for using your food scale. I know they are a huge hit here.

    A good knife can make such a huge difference. I'm glad that yours is making your life easier!


    Get in that kitchen and try some new recipes. You'll be fine! You don't have to be Julia Child. Trust me. I am not a great cook, but I can follow a recipe. I love my Kuerig and wish I had some good tea or cider here, but all I have is coffee. What kind of tea do you like for yours?


    Oh no! I hope you get feeling better soon. Take it easy getting back into the workouts. Don't push it too soon or too hard.

    I love smooties but hate cleaning my blender lol. I'm actually thinking of getting rid of mine. Do you make the same smoothie every morning or do you mix it up?


    Congrats to DH!

    Hope you finished your curtain hanging!


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    Well, I am actually feeling a little better. I guess I'll be back at work tomorrow. I've still spent the day resting and getting organized for work tomorrow.

    To be on the safe side, I think I'll post the QOTD for tomorrow later tonight. I think I'll be a little busy in the morning and probably not be able to post 1st thing.

    Have a great night!

    Jill
     
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  3. pjlla

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    Huge congratulations to your DH!

    I KNOW that in my heart about the eating pattern, but I can't seem to break myself of the "eat more at night" habit that is so ingrained!

    Buy thyself some new undies!:rotfl2: Glad you had a moment to feel so good about yourself...and so good about the decision you made for your kids!

    Jilll...glad you are feeling better!

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    Evening all! DD is getting out of swim early tonight to study for a biology test, so I won't be getting home too late!:thumbsup2

    i'm working again tomorrow. Hopefully I can be more organized about my food!

    I won't be surprised to not show a loss this week..I haven't been eating enough. I had dinner before I left for the Y tonight and when I journaled it and did the math I realized that I had had only half of my day's calories, even including dinner. And yesterday was similar. I had peanut butter at 10 pm last night to get in some more calories before I went to bed. Not sure why this week in particular is turning out this way, especially since I had preplanned all of my meals and snacks! But I keep forgetting to pack some things and forget to eat other things.

    DD is in the locker room and I'm going to go be the best Mom and warm up the car and pick her up at the door. Tonight is really cold and I don't want her riding in a cold car with wet hair for too long.

    Maybe I'll splurge and get a light decaf latte on the way home! ..........P
     
  4. jillbur

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    Oh yum! If I got a latte this late, I would never get to sleep or have crazy dreams that feel like I'm in fast forward. Does that happen to you with caffeine or am I the only one whose family calls her Grandma for not being able to have caffeine this late? :rotfl:


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    Wow. I guess 4 days of fevers makes my brain turn to jello. I swear I am so scatter brained right now. My midterms are due tomorrow, and I got them all finished today. But, I just couldn't get myself to do my IEP progress reports. I cannot find my flash drive & I have looked everywhere. I think I need to sit down and make some lists. My brain is just jumping from one thing to the next that I need to remember. Bah!

    Anyhow, I am going to post the QOTD so I don't forget that, too! Then, I am heading off to bed (after some list making). I'll check in tomorrow and see how everyone is doing.

    Jill
     
  5. jillbur

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    QOTD Thursday, February 21

    Are you an adventurous eater? What's the craziest thing you have ever eaten?


    Jill
     
  6. 50sjayne

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    No...lol. I guess ceviche. We started making it at work and everyone else was eating it-- I just thought it looked gross but I finally tried it and was addicted. I should make up a batch for myself at home since we don't make it at work any more.

    Pretty much yeah--yogurt, frozen berries, a banana, milk. I just do the thing where you just put water and soap in the blender after and turn it on.

    Put my hand on Misty's stomach for about 6-7 minutes and I think I felt movement. They say you can feel movement in the last 2 weeks.
     
  7. The Mystery Machine

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    Happy Thursday everyone!!! Kid is off school as we are waiting on the impending doom of "thunder sleet/snow/ice"....should be an interesting day. I am fully prepared.:)

    Oh yea, I am an adventurous eater. Fried crickets and chocolate ants would be the oddest thing I ate that I can think of off the top of my head.

    Hope everyone has a great day here. I will be around cleaning and watching it snow/ice/sleet.

    We will see...weather people are not quite sure what is going to happen yet. All depends on the temps.

    I am hoping for some ice so I can get some great pics.;)
     
  8. Greenfield1984

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    Good morning everyone!

    I haven't been on much this week because I've just been feeling blah. I've been reading along but just haven't posted.
    I got back into one-derland this week and should be really excited but I'm not. My weight hasn't budged since Saturday and I just feel stalled. I also have felt really bloated and backed up all week (sorry, TMI). I guess it's just disappointing to be putting in so much work and not see results. I know I'll have many weeks like that and need to get used to it but it's hard, especially when I've been making such an effort. I've been baking/frosting/decorating my DD's 2nd bday cake all week and haven't eaten any of it! Usually when I would bake I would eat half the bowl of icing myself (well maybe not half, but at least a few tablespoons).

    My doc has also decided to start me on antidepressants (haven't gotten the script yet) and that has me down because I know a common side effect is weight gain. It just all feels like an uphill battle right now.

    At least today should be a fun day. I volunteered to go with my DD's kindergarten class to the museum today.

    Hope everyone else is having a better week than me and that the scale is nice to everyone tomorrow!!
     
  9. PlutoBaby

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    Hmmm, I have to think about that one. I'm definitely not that adventurous!:sad2: Maybe venison? Yuck! :scared: I did try to get in a taste of hassenfeffer(?), but all I kept seeing was my lop-eared bunny's face and put it back down on the plate. :scared1: SO glad I don't eat meat anymore!:cheer2:
     
  10. pjlla

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    Glad you are feeling better. Sorry you feel so scattered though. I HATE days like that!!

    Not really adventurous. I will try nearly any "real" food item, but draw the line at things like bugs. I actually LIKE liver, but have never tried tongue or brain or eyes or any other organs. I have eaten ostrich and buffalo... guess that is as "wild" as I have gotten. Craziest thing.... unidentified leftovers from the back of the fridge! And it didn't kill me!:thumbsup2


    awwww!

    Hope you get just enough ice for good photos, but not enough for accidents and power outages!

    Enjoy your museum day! I love museums.... almost any kind! What museum are you seeing today??

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    Morning friends! Happy sunny Thursday! The week is finally winding down! I am SO looking forward to school vacation next week.... the house needs a THOROUGH cleaning!

    I hit the TM last night, but cut my workout short when the vertigo seemed to be coming back. At one point it seemed like we must be having an earthquake while I was on the TM! I was doing incline work and was afraid I'd end up falling off, so I only did 30 minutes and called it done. I would have sat my butt on a recumbent bike for a bit to make up the time, but they were all taken. It was a busy night at the Y. Anyhow, ear/vertigo seems okay today, so hopefully it isn't returning full blown.

    Subbing in grade 3 this morning and then subbing for a 1-on-1 this afternoon. Hopefully her student isn't having a bad day! Fingers crossed that I don't end up with recess duty at any point in time, as I have on stockings and a skirt and don't want to freeze!

    My goal for this week was to wear ANYTHING that I hadn't worn yet this winter.... because spring is coming and if I haven't worn it all winter, it was going to go to the Goodwill. No sense in keeping things I don't wear! So I figured I'd make up some new outfits, wear everything and THEN decide if it was worth keeping! I'm not one for turtlenecks, but I am wearing my one and only black one today and it looks okay... especially with the new-ish scarf I have on with it... so it is a keeper! :thumbsup2

    Trying to eat a bigger breakfast today. Usually the day before weigh-in a get a bit nuts trying to keep my calories down, but it has been backfiring on me and my Saturday weigh-ins have been better than my Friday weigh-ins... so trying to eat AT LEAST my minimum Points today... and decided to start with a good breakfast! I had a frozen breakfast burrito that I had bought for DD to have during HS swim season. She didn't want it (doesn't like feta cheese apparently), so it was lingering in the freezer. It was 5 Points... much higher than I ever eat at breakfast, but it was fast, easy, all-natural (although not organic:rolleyes1), vegetarian, and delicious! And not terribly expensive, as I recall. I think it was about $1.50 at my cheapest market. I do have a 1 Point cheese stick in my bag for snack time, but I'm thinking I probably won't need it. :thumbsup2

    Lunch is my preplanned quinoa stew (yummy and warm on this freezing cold day) and an apple.

    Teaching math this morning... my absolute LEAST favorite subject! But thankfully it is just adding and subtracting... I can do that! :lmao:

    I found a new blog to follow and I'll post a link later if anyone is interested. She is a very young girl (23) who lost weight (about 90 pounds) a few years ago.... started with Nutrisystem/Jenny Craig (can't remember which) and realized that while she was losing, she wasn't feeling good, so she stopped eating prepackaged and processed foods and really started a whole new healthy lifestyle and even created her own "rabbit food" food pyramid. She has some really great easy sounding SUPER HEALTHY recipes that I can't wait to try! I'll share my results when I share them. I think first up will be the chia seed jam/jelly. Three ingredients (chia seeds, fruit, water) and it sounds really easy and delicious! In fact, DD is excited to try it with me!

    Okay... kids are lining up to come in, so I had better dash!......................P
     
  11. lisah0711

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    Pamela sounds like you've had some hectic mornings trying to get yourself and your stuff out the door. :hug: When school starts back up after your break next week maybe you can put together an emergency stash of food and water in your car so if you forget something you have backup. :flower3:

    Definitely hold off on the TM until you can get yourself new shoes. It is not worth developing a foot problem.

    Jill, so sorry that bug has really knocked you down! :hug: You are such a trouper to keep on coaching even when you feel bad! ::yes::

    Right now the item in the kitchen that seems to be saving the day is the fruit bowl. Having some "free" fruit handy is helping me to make better choices.

    My busy brain has always been a problem for me. I'm sure it is something that I should work on more. It is better than it used to be. :hippie:

    Good cutting tools are a big, big help in preparing things for sure! :thumbsup2

    :lmao: Easier clean up, too. ;)

    Magdalene, so sorry that the bug has got you down, too. :hug: Jeff Galloway says that you keep your endurance for three weeks so even if you lose a whole week, you will be fine. Rest, take care of yourself, and I hope that you are feeling better very, very soon. :flower3:

    :woohoo: on DH's new job! And you won't have to worry about him driving you crazy after his retirement like some husbands do. ;)

    I knew you would have picked a reasonable goal. Just sounds like those last stubborn pounds are holding on. Hopefully they will give it up soon! :flower3: We do see people who pick a goal that is based on stuff like what they weighed on their wedding day, in high school, etc. I know you will be successful! :goodvibes

    It is good to double check every once in awhile as serving sizes tend to go up if you don't. Sounds like you are making good progress on your bedroom. :cool2:

    :woohoo: on new pants and undies, Buffy! So glad that you made the right decision for your family about ditching the drama school. Amazing how getting rid of that stress has helped you so much! ::yes::

    No, you aren't the only one who can't do caffeine late in the day. :eek:

    Escargots is the most adventurous thing I've ever eaten. It was a long time ago and to impress a date -- who is long gone btw -- thankfully they were very garlicky. :faint:

    party: Woo hoo! You made it to ONE-derland! :yay: Just concentrate on the how great you feel now and take some time to enjoy your accomplishments. Sounds like you are working with your doctor to make them lasting ones but don't look too far forward right now -- just celebrate NOW! :woohoo:
     
  12. lisah0711

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    Susan, sounds like you are going to have some new little kitties at your house soon. :cat:

    Jill, thank you so much for coaching this week in spite of your bug! :thanks:

    And a big WATP to our coach next week, Susan. :flower3: I know you'll help us to finish strong! :goodvibes

    A friendly reminder about your weigh ins tomorrow. If you would please put "Weigh in 2/22" and your number in the subject line of the PM, it makes it very easy to double check the numbers. A big :thanks: from your hostess.

    Good luck to everyone tomorrow! :thumbsup2
     
  13. Rose&Mike

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    Congratulations! That is so exciting!!:goodvibes
     
  14. pix13dust

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    So excited!!! I got on the scale this morning, I have lost 40 pounds since i started this journey back in April 2012. Yahoo!! My weight loss is usually very slow, .5 to 1 pound a week. This week I've lost 5 pounds since Sunday :) I was " re-energized " this weekend after I watched " hungry for change " and " fat, sick and nearly dying " I did a mini juice fast and I'm excited to do a 3 day juice fast next week through our local yoga place. I feel great and look great, and have a very " happy " attitude :)
     
  15. PlutoBaby

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    Way to go Pix!!!:thumbsup2:cool1:party:
     
  16. jillbur

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    Awww...good luck!


    You are probably one of the only ones wanting ice! Either way, I hope you get some lovely pics.


    A field trip with 5 and 6 year olds to a museum sounds like tons of fun. How was it?


    I'm not that adventurous either. But, I had to laugh as I pictured you picturing your bunny!


    I cannot wait to hear more about this blog. I would love the link. Thanks!



    Thanks for all your hard work!


    Yay! Congrats! That's a great accomplishment!


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    Good evening everyone. It was back to work for me today and I probably should've just called off. I was so exhausted that I could barely stand to teach. It ended up being more of an organization day since I missed 2 days. I passed back work, collected work, and got organized for tomorrow. At least I don't teach all day elementary or it would've been a very, very long day. I ended up falling asleep when I got home as it was. I hope I get a good sleep tonight!

    I hope everyone has a great weigh in tomorrow. I am not expecting much at all. I didn't track any food while I wa sick, and let's be honest...I wasn't very hungry for salads or fruit. I was, however, hungry for carbs. I am actually a little worried about getting back into the execise routine. I am so tired and I know it'll take me awhile to feel back to where I was. I may just start back fresh on Sunday or Monday and spend this weekend relaxing.

    I never got around to making my lists and getting organized, so I am off to do that. And, I am going to try to finish editing my photopass pics so I can finally order my cd :thumbsup2

    I'll check in before I head off to bed later.

    Jill
     
  17. Mary•Poppins

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    Hey Dona, I have been thinking of you and your musical. Grease sounds like a lot of fun. We are doing Annie. Since I don't have a son in the cast, I feel a little out of the loop ... but that is really okay with me. There tends to be a lot of drama between people every year and I am glad to be on the outskirts!

    I read your post and thought of my trip to Key West last year. We ate at this restaurant called Blue Heaven. It had a dirt floor and chickens roaming the place .... it was semi-outside. It sounds like a dump of a place, but it really wasn't, just unusual. Anyway, the had the best lobster benedict!

    ... okay, back to weight-loss talk ... :rotfl:

    Glad to see you are feeling better ... even if you aren't back 100%. The last two days I got the worst cold. It is in my sinuses too. I was asking my students "who gave it to me?" ... which really could have been any of them. They all have had runny noses. One of my kids looked at me very seriously and said, "I promise, I didn't give it to you." :rotfl:

    I am about to take some Nyquill and call it a night. That stuff knocks me out! We are suppose to get freezing rain tomorrow some time between 5 and 7 am ... so not sure what will happen with work. I hate making school days up ... but I am kind of hoping we don't have school tomorrow so I can stay home and sleep a little.

    :cool1: Congrats on you hubby's new job!!!! That is awesome.

    I also had escargot ... and it was really garlicy too.

    I agree with everyone on here. You will probably see movement on the scale soon. I swear my body tries to hand on to every pound at times and it is really frustrating. Next week you might see some big changes! Hang in there.

    That is Awesome!!!! Keep up the great work!:dance3:

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    Last night I signed up myself and my DH for the Tower of Terror run!!! I am so excited! My DH is not a runner, but he is doing it for the fun of it. He told me he will catch up with me at the end for the party. Now I have to start researching flights and where to stay .... :)
     
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    Sorry I missed QOTD yesterday......I was otherwise occupied - Went to see Train in concert last night (Touring the UK for the second time in 2 years - can't believe our luck!) so didn't get home until gone midnight. Went out to eat beforehand but made healthy choices (Veg Paella), no alcohol just water. Then spend a good 2 hours dancing away and throwing my arms about at the concert (standing room only), so I guess that counts as exercise right?????

    As for being an adverturous eater...erm...no, not really. I eat a wide range of things, but nothing too wacky. Hubs has eaten kangaroo, aligator and frogs legs, but I'm really not into that...I have a hard enough time with mushrooms!!
     
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    :woohoo::yay: Congratulations! Slow and steady wins the race. :teeth:

    Jill, glad that you are feeling a bit better and thank you again for coaching this week! :thanks:

    Fran, hope that you are feeling better soon! :flower3: Woo hoo on registering for the ToT! I love that medal! :love: You will have a blast. ::yes::

    Sounds like a great concert! :cool2:

    Have a great day all and good luck with weigh in today! This is your chance to finish strong! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  20. PlutoBaby

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    Yay!!!:cool1: I haven't done this one yet as it's pretty close to the Wine and Dine Half. And even though we only live about 2-3 hours away, it still gets pricey going up there all the time. :crazy2: But let me be the first to say :welcome:

    Jealous! ::yes:: Our friends turned us on to Train last year and we love'em! :cool2:
     
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    Wonderful job with the 40 pounds! That is just great! How did you find the juice fast? I tried it about a year ago and didn't even make it one day! The lack of protein made me feel :crazy2:! And I try not to juice too many fruits and make my blood sugar go all crazy!


    Hope today brings energy and good health to you!

    WOOOHOO!! A Disney race!!

    Kangaroo?? I'm not sure taht is even legal in the U.S.! But I know down south they eat "gator"!

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    HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY!!:cool1: We made it through another week! And as of 3pm today I am officially on vacation!!

    The scale was KIND to me today.... I think I'm FINALLY realizing that really restricting my calories on Thursdays does NOT pay off! I ate my ENTIRE allotment of Points yesterday (ended with a light biscotti-type cookie at 8pm with a cup of green tea....MMMMM!) and lost a bit more than a pound this week! And for me that is HUGE! Made me a VERY happy camper when I stepped on the scale this morning! Decided to celebrate by wearing a clingy wrap dress that I've had in my closet over a year and have never worn (although DD has worn it several times...:scratchin). I guess I don't really dress up very often because several folks have already asked me what the occasion is for the dress, boots (heels no less!), etc.

    So today PSA from me would be EAT YOUR ALLOTED CALORIES! Don't skimp! (Although I will admit I certainly didn't go OVER any day this week, so that definitely helped.)

    Last night's roasted chicken was SO DELICIOUS that it made me realize that I am NOT making the decision to be a "full time" vegetarian. I had gone 4 days without meat, but we eat chicken so rarely, it was really calling to me... plus I was out of tofu and I've eaten quinoa and beans nearly every day this week. So I'm defining myself as a part-time vegetarian... :thumbsup2

    Anyhow, I usually do a crockpot roasted chicken (more like a stewed chicken), but didn't have time in the morning to get everything into the pot, so I skipped it and figured we'd have something else for dinner.... but DD decided that there was NO WAY she had time to go to swim, as she was studying for a huge biology test today.... so I got to stay home!! :woohoo: As such I had the time to do a real roasted chicken in the oven with roasted veggies on the side (green beans, zucchini, onions, and peppers). It was just lovely and very much appreciated by DD, DH and myself. (DS has pizza at robotics on Thursdays.)

    Well.... I have NO computer access where I am teaching today (art) and as such I popped into Kindergarten to use a computer where I know the teacher is a real sweetheart and wouldn't mind. But the kiddos are on their way in now, so I must dash! I MAY have time in the noon-ish hour to pop on again, but no promises! I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!! Stay safe to those who are getting some crazy winter weather here in the U.S.! TTYL.............P
     

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