DISappearing Peeps...A fastpass to THIN!

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UtahMama

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OK, Maelstromers and anyone else who cares to join! Instead of bogging down "THE" thread, this'll be our place to be cheerleaders for one another as we meet our own weight loss/get healthy goals!!!! We'll BRAG all we want!
We'll be uplifting and supportive and unabashed. We'll just choose whatever diet works for us individually and STICK with it! But most of all, "we'll have so much FREAKIN' fun, we'll be whistling ZIPPaDEdoDaH out of our NEW skinny selves..."

I am choosing to do South Beach because I have had great success on it before. Low Carb/High Protein to me literally means the RIGHT carbs and fats and proteins. I am on the Phase I for the next 2 weeks where if followed I can expect to lose between 8-12 pounds, and not be hungry. It’s been 2 days and two pounds are gone. I had lost a lot of weight 5 years ago and had kept it nicely under control until late in my pregnancy with my 2 year old, Norah, and after her birth my weight has steadily crept up 30 pounds. Which is mortifying for me. The icing on the cake was the “FREE DINING” back in September, I am sure. All I know is I have to have a full tummy because nothing undermines weight loss more than that desire to eat right after I’ve already head a meal!

On this program I am not going to eat white bread, rice, or pasta. Which is very easy for ME because I get very sick when I eat too much sugar in one sitting. White bread, rice, potatoes, and pasta spike my blood sugar faster than table sugar. So sweets are not my problem. I usually “graze” on chips- little portions but frequently. Easy to do when I’m sitting in front of the computer!

Which brings me to exercise!
UGGG! I hate to take the time to do this! So far I’ve just been walking briskly around my neighborhood, but I don’t really enjoy it. I’m SO not going to waste money and join a gym….again! I ordered a few dvd’s that look fun from the library. I don’t want to buy them because I want to make sure I’ll like them before buying and I like a lot of variety.

My Goals:
1. 30 pounds in 6 months is my weight loss goal. (I’ll re-evaluate this, but a minimum 30)
2. Become healthier through eating right and exercise
3. Get back into my size 9/10’s and look HOT in a bikini by Summer 2007!!!!
 

LBelle

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Oh! Oh!!! Can I join???? Need some buddy-power for inspiration!!!
 

eeyore45

<font color=darkorchid>Do-it-yourself pixie dust =
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Add me to your list please UM!!!

FASTPASS!!!

:cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Goals...
1. sit ups.
2. eat healthy
3. exercise more, eat less - more than a mantra....
4. November goal... 5 # loss forever!!!
5. Eat one fish meal per week!!! (yes, I hate fish, I hate all fish, the smell the taste. I have some great Salmon in the freezer, great recipes, dh loves Salmon, he loves when I make it for him... makes me gag!)
 
  • LBelle

    <font color=green>I'm soooo jealos<br><font color=
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    eeyore45 said:
    Add me to your list please UM!!!

    FASTPASS!!!

    :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

    Goals...
    1. sit ups.
    2. eat healthy
    3. exercise more, eat less - more than a mantra....
    4. November goal... 5 # loss forever!!!
    5. Eat one fish meal per week!!! (yes, I hate fish, I hate all fish, the smell the taste. I have some great Salmon in the freezer, great recipes, dh loves Salmon, he loves when I make it for him... makes me gag!)

    Eeeeeek!!! Seafood of ANY kind make the hairs on my arm stand up and curl!!!!!! How about a fish supplement instead???:confused3
     

    pumba

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    fantastic ......I need a group to keep me on the straight and narrow path to better eating and caring for myself. Being a diabetic is not a nice thing. I want to keep off the meds and just by exercising and proper eating I can do it.....well I can try.......
    I know I will fall and will get back up......having a buddy system is a good way to help me back up after I fall...
    thanks everyone
     

    HaleyB

    I am not a robot
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    I'm in!!!

    First I will try to give up white rice, and candy bars for lunch. It is a start. Strike that, I will not try, I will do it.

    Goals:
    1) Get back to the gym 3 times a week.
    2) Reduce my sugar intake
    3) Eat more fresh fruits and veggies!

    Weight loss goal... 20#'s.

    I find a food diary really helps me, because I eat without thinking. So I will try to get on here and post what I have eaten each day. I do not diet on Sundays, FYI. Also I can not give up all my sweets, but I will cut back as much as I can without becoming a witch.

    Today

    3 Nutter Butter Cookies (bad)
    24 oz Diet Pepsi
    1 Med Orange

    off to dinner in a few.
     

    eeyore45

    <font color=darkorchid>Do-it-yourself pixie dust =
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    LBelle said:
    Eeeeeek!!! Seafood of ANY kind make the hairs on my arm stand up and curl!!!!!! How about a fish supplement instead???:confused3
    Fish supplements - dh does those - I end up "burping" fish all day... :guilty:

    :wave2: Haley
    :wave2: Pumba
    :wave2: LBelle
    :wave2: UM how ya doin???
     
  • eeyore45

    <font color=darkorchid>Do-it-yourself pixie dust =
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    Haley (and anyone!!) how do you get in the habit of a food diary? I know WW reccommends the food diary - I did that, ww that is... I have all the materials... :confused3 I dunno, I was just never.... honest about those morsels I put in my mouth...

    Maybe you, and all those on the thread will help me!

    Went to JoAnn fabrics tonight dd wants to learn to knit... last night I cast on 23 times, today 4 times!! I finally went and bought a dvd so she can darn well cast on herself - and she talked me into the 80% off PEEPS!!!

    CHOCOLATE PEEPS people!!! :faint:
     

    ktnlxismom

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    Oooohhh! Count me in! I SO need all the help I can get!!!!

    I'm doing Weight Watchers, and I'm on week 3. I have lost 6 lbs so far, and have <cough> 84 more to go. :guilty:

    Here are my goals:

    1. Stay on program and journal everything that goes into my mouth!

    2. Drink all of my water every day!

    3. Do one of the approximately 72 (ok, not 72, but pretty close) work out DVD's in my collection at least 4 - 5 times a week.

    4. Step away from the Halloween candy!!!! :lmao:

    Thanks guys - I need all the help I can get!!!
     

    HaleyB

    I am not a robot
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    Lets add the WISH clip art to our siggies. You get to upgrade every 5 pounds.
     

    HaleyB

    I am not a robot
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    eeyore45 said:
    Haley (and anyone!!) how do you get in the habit of a food diary? I know WW reccommends the food diary - I did that, ww that is... I have all the materials... :confused3 I dunno, I was just never.... honest about those morsels I put in my mouth...

    Maybe you, and all those on the thread will help me!

    Went to JoAnn fabrics tonight dd wants to learn to knit... last night I cast on 23 times, today 4 times!! I finally went and bought a dvd so she can darn well cast on herself - and she talked me into the 80% off PEEPS!!!

    CHOCOLATE PEEPS people!!! :faint:
    Put a pen and small notebook next to your toothbrush and record what you ate every time you brush your teeth.
     
  • UtahMama

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    HaleyB said:
    Lets add the WISH clip art to our siggies. You get to upgrade every 5 pounds.
    OOooh, very good idea! Horsegirl gave me a click-here in pink and it's really cute. We can put it in our siggies too. I think we need a reward system and a weekly weigh in (we'll just have to trust each other!) I AINT posting my actual numbers...till I'm done. I'll just say a tight size 16! I typed out the Phase I foods to enjoy and avoid lists! Guess which list carrots and wheat thins are? I guess they have too much sugar....Dang! and I stocked UP in a COSCO bag full!I got some YUMMY Hummus dip and snap peas, and broccoli and string cheese ETC! Today I made a lentil soup with super lean ground beef added to have on hand...I will cheat if I'm not prepared!

    BUT! Now I will fell accountable to "some one" else...YOU! I dont want to "let you down!" I think I'm gonna buy me a sexy bikini just to stare at till next Summer!

    OH! Gosh! I have a funny story! You may need to sit first...I was recently at KOHL's and tried on some LOW-rise (I didn't reqlize HOW low!!) boot cut COOL jeans that rocked (on the hanger). I eagerly tried them on! I pulled them UP and they stopped pulling up! If I bent even slightly, you'd see CRACK, they were LOOOOW. Shave your lady-hair low...NOT to mention the MUFFIN top I had overhanging...OH MY GOSH !!!! I laughed SO hard at my image in the mirror! I was red-faced, tears laughing!!!! My bum looked like a LOAF of bread! NOT pretty! WHAT manufacturer makes that low of a rise in size 16????? I've seen those girls wearing them too, and I wasn't about to GO THERE! I dont think I'll ever be a LOW LOOOOW rise jeans kinda gal, but to look great in jeans can be a worthy goal! :crazy:
     

    Backstage_Gal

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    For a snack, try Nabisco brand Wheatsworth stone ground wheat crackers. Yummy!!!!!!!! Low saturated fat and no cholesterol. Pair them with Sabra brand Hummus with roasted pine nuts. It's sooooooooooooo good together.

    I dont need to lose pounds, just need to shift some from a lower portion of my body to the upper portion, which is probably much harder......

    So can i join?
     

    Minnie

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    Hi UMA thank you for starting this :wave:

    I'm a SBD has been. Last 2 winters I lost about 30lbs and got into my thin for me shorts/jeans and then gained every bit plus some back. Now I don't even want to think about how much I gained back this time :guilty: I hurt my back last fall and that was all she wrote as my running ended and my eating went through the roof :blush:

    I know SBD works but those first 2 wks really stiink :sad2: But if you're doing it I'll do it too :thumbsup2

    Not starting till Monday though as I've got plans tomorrow and I need to have a dump out the cabinets and shop day on Sunday :rolleyes:

    Best to everyone :goodvibes
     

    TwinkieMama

    <font color=green>Ummmm.... can I phone a friend?
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    Hi Peeps!!!

    Sign me up.

    I do well with accountability and last month's reader's digest said you should tell others about the healthy choices you make (something about it gives you a boost in serotonin)....

    I do not do well with too many rules/restrictions.

    In fact I was very good about what I ate today. I am also in a foul mood right now. The two are directly correlated. :rolleyes:


    The big thing I need to overcome is bad habits.

    Bad habit #1:
    I tend to eat off my kids' plates as I clean up after them. Oh look PB&J crusts! one animal cracker! 2 cheetos! someone left half a cookie! :woohoo:

    My new mantra: I am not a human disposal.

    Bad habit #2:
    I tend to give myself a snack everytime I give any kid a snack. I have 4 kids.... three are preschoolers with very tiny tummies, therefore lots of snacking at our house.

    Oh I have more but I commit to you to work on those two. Starting now.

    What have I done today:
    I have counted calories which stopped both bad habits. I could keep a food journal I suppose... I will think on that.
     

    UtahMama

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    I started it but it's not "mine", this thread I mean. No one is in charge. Each will do her (or His) own "thing" (face it, we KNOW what'll work or not by now).I do think we should have a weekly weigh in so we can cheer :cheer2: or lend support. I really want somekind of ticker to countdown the pounds (for me) and maybe a signature line thingy to keep our focus? So weigh yourselves tonight, even and especially if it's been a while, so next Friday we can announce our #'s, sound good? I loved weight Watchers too, but I didn't find success with them. I loved the weekly accountability aspect! As if the weigh-in lady would freak out and spank me if I gained?


    Can I just say my Hummus dip is dee-lish! (Cosco). Two weeks without wheat thins to dip into it? I CAN DO IT!

    Haley- everyone knows that the diet pepsi cancels out all the fat and calories of the nutter butters! ;) I want to up grade my ribbon soon! (when I get one!)

    Hey Everyone! LBelle, Backstage Gal, Minnie, Ktnlxismom( I always read your name "Kleenex"!) Pumba, I know theres a few other Vikings who wanted IN.
     

    LBelle

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    Wow!!! So far so good!!! Lots of good ideas....I think the weekly weigh-in is a great idea UM, BUT may I suggest that we also post measurements. We all know it is not necessarily about the # on the scale....it's all in your body fat/lean muscle mass ratio!!! Last January I started to follow the 'Body for Life' program. It changed soooo much in my life!!! I have learned a ton of valuable info.!!!! It is a new way of life, not a diet. If anybody is interested I'd gladly post a few of the things that are pretty well mandatory if one chooses to shed body fat for lean muscle. Anyhoo, here are my goals:


    to bring my Body Mass Index to under 20
    to DRINK MY WATER!!!!! ALL OF IT!!!! EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!
    to feel more energetic again
    to make this a positive experience with this wonderful new support group


    Hooray for us!!!!!
     

    TwinkieMama

    <font color=green>Ummmm.... can I phone a friend?
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    ok I just weighed myself

    :eek:


    but to me it isn't the numbers on the scale it is how my clothes fit.... but I know from experience what numbers on the scale correlate to a muffintop-free look for me :thumbsup2

    So sign me up to lose 11 lbs..... I would like to do so before the new year but that will be very hard for me however I am willing to "do my best"

    Lisa- I would love to hear more about what you have learned and how much water you are drinking.

    I need to exercise but I haven't figured out how to work that into my life in a realistic way right now. I am open to suggestions.
     

    HaleyB

    I am not a robot
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    Lisa!!!! Yes please. Tell us what you know. I am too cheap to pay for WW or buy diet books :rotfl2:

    So I was starving because i didn't eat enough today. That is my biggest problem spot. For dinner I ate more chips and spinach dip than I should have (but much less than Mr. Silly- as long as I eat slowly I can count on him to limit my portions :rotfl: ) and :blush: :blush: :blush: two and a half onion rings... steamed veggies, one grilled shrimp (Sophia stole my other two) and 2oz of grilled fish plus about a tablespoon of corn. I didn't eat any of the rice. Mr. Silly ate the rest of it (we split meals even when not at WDW, we are just funny that way, {cheap}).

    I felt ok with this. It was all good. And then the dang waiter sent over the "extra" milkshake from Sophia's.

    And man was it good. I guess I had a few ounces.

    But we did have to wait 20 minutes for the table and so we went on a walk before dinner. And also I drank lots of water with dinner (I am bad about that too, come to think of it... yet another goal for me).
     

    HaleyB

    I am not a robot
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    Twinkie I had both those bad habits and managed to break them.

    I also had the finish everything on my plate problem. Solved that by splitting things with the Mr or just leaving food on my plate... it is still an act of will.

    But this helps; The law of diminishing returns. The first bite of anything always tastes best, so why not stop there?
     
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