WISH Away the Pounds--January 2013 challenge--Everyone Welcome!

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  1. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions! :thanks:

    It is too bad that you guys don't live closer together. :goodvibes

    Glad that you found something that will work for you. :shamrock:

    It will be the end of an era for your DD when her HS swimming career is completed -- I can't wait to hear what she does next! :yay:

    Hope you can squeeze some time in for yourself, Tracey! :flower3:

    Oh, your poor thing. :hug: pixiedust: for you that some of that loss sticks around and you are feeling better very soon!

    If it is driving you crazy to check so frequently maybe it is better to check once a week or two. :flower3: There are inevitably day to day fluctuations but if the trend is down you are good to go.

    I was reading about a woman who was celebrating a 100 pound loss at her 100th Weight Watchers meeting. She said that on her journey she lost 53 weeks out of 100 and gained or maintained 47 out of 100 weeks --- so she was able to have this great loss by losing just a bit consistently over half the time! You can do it! :cheer2:

    I'm feeling pretty positive about my goals right now but that is because I'm in week 2 of my reboot with WW. I will have to remember this as time goes on and things don't go as I had hoped and I start to get frustrated. One of the hardest things for me right now is to not want to try everything but just take things one step at a time. :hippie:

    I wish you all a healthy, happy Sunday with lots of time to relax and take care of you! :flower3:
     
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  3. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Pic of dad

    Trying to gather more pics but my hard drive is full! LOL


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  4. pix13dust

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    Where's the " like " button!
     
  5. araes2102

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    Hi all!! :wave:

    Sorry I have been MIA for about a week now, I was still lurking and reading, but just never had a good opportunity to post! Well DS's big day was great but I gave myself permission to have a free day :guilty: I did track everything and I had way too many calories and carbs :scared1: I spent the rest of this week making up for it! I had some very good workouts at the Y and was really on OP with my eating so I am proud of that. I maintained this week... probably due to the crazy bday extravaganza and TOM? Ah well, I still have 2 lbs to meet my goal for this challenge... maybe I will do it by the 31st! ::yes::

    Anyway, I plan to really catch up later today... Have to go out of town for work and will be having a long lunch so I will post and reply on my iPad!
     
  6. pjlla

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    As usual you are busy, busy, busy! Enjoy your trip planning!

    :scared1: Really? Or is this a typo????

    The measurements will change eventually! Give your body a chance to regulate itself.

    What a WONDERFUL article! I hope EVERYONE HERE takes a few minutes to REALLY READ this!!

    Along with food tracking, this mentality of not saying a "forever NO" to anything has helped me be successful on this journey. I always tell myself that if there is something, anything that I am really craving, I can HAVE IT. But I plan for it, count it, journal it, etc. And usually by the time I am done thinking about it and planning for it, I don't usually want it as much! But if I DO still want it.... I HAVE IT!! Cake, cookies, ice cream, red meat, M&Ms, etc.

    Over the past 5 years I have learned SO MUCH about health and nutrition that often all I have to do is think about what that "forbidden" food really contributes to my body and I NO LONGER WANT IT..... AT ALL! Fast food... ICK! White flour and sugar?? Not so much! The MENTAL FEELING of knowing what I am giving my body is GOOD FOR ME feels SO MUCH BETTER than the guilt of feeding myself poorly. That being said, there are still many unhealthy foods that I crave and will give into on occasion (movie popcorn anyone??)..... but those occasions are becoming rarer and rarer.

    I started thinking more in terms of "I CAN eat it.... but do I WANT that in my body???" Will that CHOICE bring me what I want???

    Five years ago I couldn't really imagine that someday I would give up all diet soda (although it has been creeping back in slowly.... time to kick it out again!), potato chips, take-out pizza, fast food burgers and fries, coffee creamer, egg yolks, and not even miss them! But that is the point that I am at. And I can assure you I don't crave these items at all!!!

    I keep telling myself...."Sure I can have that _____________ (fill in the blank with your favorite guilty pleasure). Any food is permissible.... but is that going to get me where I want to be???"

    Again, great article Lisa!!

    Great job listing so many positives! I often have to do that to myself when I am having a "fat" day. I have to remind myself that I am SO MUCH healthier than I was 5 years ago and that 5 pounds one way or the other doesn't negate all of the positive changes I've made!

    Maybe you could make a goal to try one new thing a week for the next few months??? Maybe a new fruit or veg or a new WW recipe??

    Oh my goodness! That is absolutely super! So adorable! How wonderful for your Dad!!!

    :rotfl2: I agree!!
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    Happy Sunday friends! Well....church did not happen today. DD and I got home just a few minutes before midnight last night. DS has a "date" with his girlfriend for a little birthday celebration at her house today, so we couldn't go to late service and early service was just too early today!

    I made brunch today because we got up so late! Breakfast pizza for everyone plus a serving of fruit. My breakfast pizza was egg white, low fat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach on a toasted low carb tortilla and I think it was the best of the bunch! Kids were scrambled eggs, low fat cheese, and spinach on a honey whole wheat crust and DH's was scrambled eggs, spinach and pizza cheese on a low carb tortilla. I think that the sun-dried tomato made mine really super!

    DH and DD shared the remaining strawberries, DS had a banana, and I had a grapefruit. I may make a bit of homemade applesauce to go with dinner.... gotta check the inventory of the fruit basket on the counter. Dinner is going to be a "clean out the freezer/fridge/pantry meal". I'll cook up the remaining salmon burgers for the men, veggie burgers for DD and I, roast up the remaining green beans, onions, and red peppers, sautee the remaining baby spinach with some garlic.

    Off to do some web training! BBL to chat..................P
     
  7. Rose&Mike

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    I missed this the first read through. I thought it said 2 pounds! Holy cow, I hope you are feeling better. :hug: I know I said this in a pm, but be really careful about dehydration. It can be so dangerous. :hug:
     
  8. pjlla

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    Howdy all!

    This day just isn't going along as planned. DD decided that she MUST go to swim practice tonight, which I totally wasn't planning on. So dinner is "grab-and-go-whatever-you-can-find" for DH, DD and myself. And of course, I totally forgot that DS has dinner at robotics tonight. :rolleyes1 Guess my memory is a bit foggy these days!

    I've had this strange ringing/humming in my right ear all day today and it is driving me a bit nuts. I am skipping the exercise tonight, as I feel a bit "woozy" and off balance and I'm afraid I'd fall right off the TM! :laughing:

    I did get in about 90 minutes of my web training, so :yay: for that! Sadly it isn't supported by Ipad, so I can't do it on my Ipad while waiting for DD. :headache:

    Tonight I will make a quick run into Costco for produce and then find an online book or something to keep me content while I wait for her to swim. I may even splurge and buy an iBook, since the wi-fi at this particular Y branch is very unreliable.

    TTYL (if there is wi-fi!)........................P
     
  9. Rose&Mike

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    The first post is updated. :)

    Congrats to everyone who has met their monthly goal. :)

    Congrats to Liz for maintaining all four weeks in January! That is awesome!


    And congrats to everyone who is still here, pluggling along. No matter where you end up for the month (and I will be one of those people not making their goal this month) be proud of the fact that you are working on it and thinking about it. Changes do not happen over night. And weight loss is HARD! I am still hanging in there and I hope you are too! :)

    Try to take some time between now and February 1st to celebrate your victories and to think about what you need to do different or the same in February to keep making progress toward your goal. :goodvibes
     
  10. donac

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    I just checked my first email of the year and I made my goal of 4 pounds as of this morning.:banana::banana::banana:

    1 pound a week is where I have wanted to be on this journey.
     
  11. araes2102

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    I opened my My Fitness Pal account back up. I. HATE. TRACKING. !!! It is such a pain in the you know where. But I haven't made any progress since the beginning of the month and since I also have the fitbit maybe they will help me to see where I am having problems.[/QUOTE]

    What's your name on MFP? We could be friends!
     
  12. araes2102

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    I LOVE this!
     
  13. araes2102

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    :welcome:
    Congrats on starting and joining in here! This is a great place to get support to he,p reach your goals! Such an exciting trip coming up, looking forward to hearing your plans!
     
  14. araes2102

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    Love all these tips!! Really great!
     
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    OMG this was so funny!! I really did lol! And reminds me of one of my very good work friends, she says if you aren't farting, you aren't yogaing right!
     
  16. araes2102

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    This made me tear up :) :cloud9:
     
  17. araes2102

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    So sorry for all the posts guys!! I could not for the life of me figure out how to multi-quote on my iPad!! If anyone knows, please share!

    Ok I am all caught up and am going to include all QOTDs here...

    Tues: Changes I've made... Well I think. Mostly it is counting carbs. i have always counted calories, made sure to drink lots of water, and tracked foods while trying to lose weight, and while these things are great, i just feel so much better on a low carb diet! As for weather... This past week it was beautiful, sunny and upper 70s! This weekend it is pleasantly rainy, 60s and cloudy :)

    Wed: My successes and struggles... I have been successful in not giving up, even though the scale is not. Owing at a pace I am happy with. I think this is due to me trying to change my mindset, I am not aiming to lose weight by some deadline for some big event (besides the wedding which is now a year and a half off in the distance). I am losing weight because I want to be healthier in the long run! I guess that would be a positive for moving the wedding date back ::yes:: Struggles would include exercise. I have that I enjoy going to the Y! But I just need to get up earlier to get there before everyone else wakes up! Trying to fit it in just does not work with my job. My schedule changes everyday, sometimes several times a day! As a result I have not gone as much as I would like...

    Thurs: Fav quote right now is a song, Try by Pink. "Where there is desire there is gonna be a flame, where there is a flame someone's bound to get burned, but just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die, you gotta get up and try." I love this song to exercise to and find it so true... I have to push myself to be uncomfortable if I want change.

    Fri: Do I get enough fats? Absolutely. I guess because I try to follow a modified Atkins (counting carbs and calories). I am still trying to figure if if I get too many fats...

    Sat: 5 servings of fruit and veggies? Absolutely. Lunch and dinner everyday are usually both large salads with other veggies thrown in too. But I still want to incorporate more veggies into my kids' diets and also up my own to Pamela's recommended 10 servings :)

    Sun: as for having positive goals... I think I need to spend time to actually write out goals, I ave always kept them in my head and they are very fluid that way... From " I want to lose 3 lbs jus week!" to "I want to get back down to my last weigh-in weight before my next weigh-in day!" :rotfl: I think actually writing out positively framed goals will be really beneficial to me!
     
  18. tarzansmom

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    Thanks, I am feeling much better. Today I ate soda crackers and had some sprite and so far so good. I know most of what I lost was fluid weight because my wedding ring that usually fits a little snug is so loose that it falls right off. I do have a few dehydration symptoms but I am doing what I can to keep fluids in. I see my oncologist tomorrow for my post cancer check up so wish me luck. Here's to hoping the weight stays off but I bet atleast half was water weight :(
     
  19. 50sjayne

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    I'm definitely checking this out.

    quotd: I read the article--this is right up my alley, thanks!

    :banana::banana::banana:

    I haven't lost much weight so far but my pants are definitely fitting better.

    I'm going to try harder to fit in fruits and veggies even if I have to sneak them in stuff like a little kid lol. I made oatmeal in the crockpot last night and added a whole can of pumpkin...it was pretty good really.;)
     
  20. Rose&Mike

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    The first page is updated. Let me know if you see anything that needs corrected. :)

    Congrats to everyone who has met their goal in January.:goodvibes There is lots and lots of color on the first post--which is awesome!
     
  21. lisah0711

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    Good morning all! :goodvibes

    Yesterday we talked a little bit about goals and how to set goals that will help you. Today let's talk about that mystical part of weightloss called motivation. (I know you will be shocked to hear it comes from a Weight Watchers book and not from sparkpeople.com ;) )

    You have all the power you need to keep your motivation at a level that will help you reach your goals. People who are successful with weight loss don't have magical powers, they have simply discovered ways hang on when times get tough or the scale doesn't move.

    3 Steps that Kick Motivation into Gear

    1. Take action Think about it: you took an action, whether you knew it or not -- maybe you stopped tracking or didn't plan -- which made your motivation start to wane. To get it back up, you have to take another action.

    2. That action can be very small. Just do the best you can to hold on by your fingernails to any tiny part of your plan that makes sense for you. If you are afraid you are on a downslide, can you at least drink all you water each day for a week? Do that for a week and next week figure out how to build on that success so you can regain your confidence, and your motivation.

    3. The action doesn't have to be about following the rules. The action that puts your motivation back into drive does not always have to be a step in the direction of doing what you think you "should" do. In fact, it might be the exact opposite.
    Some counterintuitive things that might help you regain your motivations are:
    --Allow yourself to have an off plan dinner but at the same time
    you have to carefully choose an on-plan breakfast the next day
    (in other words, you get right back on plan -- how often do
    we say this? Lisa
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    --Imagine what would happen if you quit. Tell yourself you can quit,
    but first you have to tell yourself how your life will be better if
    you gave up on your health goals. Most people are not going to
    be able to answer that question.
    --Read some success stories so you believe that you too can succeed.

    Weight Watchers Success Handbook (2012) by Elizabeth Josefberg

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    Which brings me to the QOTD for Monday, January 28, 2013: What tip or strategy would you suggest to someone who feels like their motivation is not where they want it to be?


    Be back in a few with replies and my own answer.
     

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