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post #91 of 583
ok that was a really stupid poor comment i made....I've been sitting on my butt for months being out of a job I should be doing something. Getting back into yoga, drinking more water like I use to and really I should lay off the coffee! Though once a job is back in hand and I have a routine maybe I'll be able to stick with it better cuz I will have more energy? eh? You all are so inspiring! You the best!
post #92 of 583
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Originally Posted by ladycat View Post
ok that was a really stupid poor comment i made....I've been sitting on my butt for months being out of a job I should be doing something. Getting back into yoga, drinking more water like I use to and really I should lay off the coffee! Though once a job is back in hand and I have a routine maybe I'll be able to stick with it better cuz I will have more energy? eh? You all are so inspiring! You the best!
That's the spirit!!!! Good for you!! (And lots of "job hunting" vibes coming your way!!)
post #93 of 583
Back for the gym - 3rd day since Friday! One more day before Friday and I've reach my weekly goal!

The owners of my new gym are so nice. They just opened a month ago its owned by two brothers. Right now there are never any members there when I'm there. So today I got my own little weights tips and tricks session. Almost like my own mini-personal training time.

Now my arms, legs, and abs hurt so I am gonna take a little break.

Thanks for all the motivation guys!! We're all doing so well.
post #94 of 583
The other day, my mom found a couple of rolls of film lying around and took them to be developed. This afternoon, we picked up the prints. One roll was recent shots of our cats -- but the other roll was at least eight years old. I have no idea how it reappeared after so long... but it contained a lot of pictures of me during a time when I was briefly down to 160 pounds, and oh gosh... it was quite a revelation to see how much better I looked then, even just my face.

So even the Good Fairy of Lost Items seems to be trying to give me encouragement!
post #95 of 583
Well, I'm doing pretty well today. Lots of water and good meals. Cold ceral for breakfast and turkey on wheat for lunch. A school snack of a whole grain granola bar and diner was a cranberry pecan chicken salad from Wendy's. I have a small frost in the freezer but only plan on eating half.. which I need to do cuz it's getting close to gremlin time. LOL

No exercise today but it was a late night and I'm planning on yoga or weights tomorrow.
post #96 of 583
Thread Starter 
lady, one of the things you can do to watch what you eat, even if you can't afford more healthy food, is cut down your portions... *or* keep track of your calories, and just do your best to limit your calories to a certain amount daily. They say you should never go under 1200 (with a more appropriate number being 1400)... but if you up your water intake (very important, I've found, when actually losing weight.. you actually lose more if you're drinking the right amount of water, even after you lose the initial water weight).. and if your calories are currently at say.. 2500 calories a day.. one pound is 3500 calories loss.. since you're home, I'd start some sort of exercise routine. If you burn 200 calories a day, in 10 days that's 2000 calories (which doesn't sound like a lot) and if you subtract 200 calories from your daily average meals.. then that's 4000 in 10 days, which is just over a pound.

Karma: Here's one site that looks like it has a number of different target areas for the exercise ball: http://www.homegyms101.com/Exercise_...FReHhgoddwvJrQ

This site has some as well, and some of them are illustrated: http://www.bindependent.com/hompg/bi...iseballuse.htm

I think it's Gaian that does a series... but there are a number of them out there.

On that note, I have been bad this week, and have not been following my goals. I get weighed tomorrow at the WW meeting at work. We'll see if I've gained weight instead of lost. Ahh, well, it all takes time to get in the habit of doing.

You guys are doing great! Keep up the good work and the positive attitudes!
post #97 of 583
Ha! Tari, somehow I missed your note to me earlier -- thank you for the banana chorus line! I laughed out loud!
post #98 of 583
Okay so I have hit my first hurdle. I have cut back aloton the drinking. Basicly I have decide to only drink on my days off so I can enjoy it. I have lost some weight, started excercising, drinking more water, not sampleing everything.
Well here is my hurdle. Today at work while I was standing behind the demo stand, next to the wine department. I looked over and saw......my ALL time favorite wine has come back. We had it for a short time at Christmas, it was aone time buy so it was suppose to be gone buy now. Well apperently some more was found in the warehouse and sent to us. We are going to get it everyday now for the next couple of weeks. We are selling it at 1.99, normally it goes for 6.99. Corpret just wants the stuff gone. It is the best wine I have ever had, I love it more than food. I called my DH and had him come in and buy one bottle of the red and one of the white. I have already had half a bottle of the white. I stopped there but want more. We talked about it and have said we will buy a case of each when I get paid again next week. Just so I have it. I don't want people to say not to buy it because it really is special and soooooo good. I just need some back up so I don't polish it all off in one week. I have no self control in that area. I don't know I guess I just needed to get it out. Now that I read this I think I can be good and not screw everything up. This was the first wine we invested in ever when we had it a few months ago. I think I just need reasurance that I can have a glass but not the whole bottle.
Thank you for reading this completely useless rant. I really want to change my ways. I am glad you guys are here. This is the first of many battles I am sure I will come up against in this whole challenge. Boy this is alot harder than I thought it would be.
post #99 of 583
Thread Starter 
Okay, here's what I would do (and have, in some cases) because I know I couldn't resist temptation. I would buy the case. However.. I would keep it at a friend's house, or.. a relatives, somewhere it's safe but you can't readily access it. If the friend or relative lives next door or within a short walking distance, that's not going to work. It's too easy to access it. Then, if you *really* want it, you have to actually go get a bottle.. and it won't just be easy to get to. That being said, I don't know of a way to help you limit it to one cup instead of more, but.. really, if you're cutting back and it occasionally happens that you overindulge.. it's not going to be horrible.. just try to exercise more the next day.

You can do it!
post #100 of 583
I'd happily take some of that wine off your hands if it's too tempting! LOL

I was sitting here thinking of what I could do at work to be more active or pro-active. Walking is only possible when the weather is nice and since Matt and I are going to bike as often as possible I think that's enough cardio. So, I was looking for desk exercise and found a great seated full body workout on About. The only thing I might add for some extra ab work is a knee lift. I'll describe it as best I can but you sit upright in your chair and grab front edge of you chair for leverage. Then you crunch you knees up toward your chest. It's great for the front abs.

I've decided that I'm going to try calorie shifting again cuz it seems to work pretty well. Basically, you phase from eating mostly carbs (good carbs like fruits, veggies and whole grains) to eating mostly protien and back again. If anyone wants more details about this PM me. I have a pretty good outline for it. Which reminds me that I mentioned switching to all whole grains to Matt last night and his first questions was... in a mildly whiney tone... "Pasta too?" LOL Yes, pasta too since thats where we eat most of our enriched flour. I'll buy a box and have him try it. I bet he'll like it more than he expects.

Sorry this is so scattered but I'm still really excited about this (good thing) and when I'm excited my mind is all over the place.
post #101 of 583
Thread Starter 
Hehe, twsty..my mind is all over the place regardless of whether I'm excited or not! Whole wheat or .. like the spinach pasta is really good, but I don't know how well the tomato/spinach pasta is on fiber content. The whole grain/wheat is much better for fiber, I think.
post #102 of 583
I loooove whole wheat pasta, I've heard lots of people say they don't like it cuz of the texture I got so used to it that regular pastas texture feels funny to me!
post #103 of 583
Quote:
Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
TCS Weight Loss Challenge – April 7 – May 26th

Activity Goals
Mirinae – Begin jogging 1 day per week and build up to more days by week 7
Berylayn – 25 min of exercise 4 days per week
Icklemiss21 - 30 min of exercise 3 days per week

Weight Loss Goals
CarolPetunia – 4lb. weight loss

Combined Goals
Icklemiss21 - To actually track WW points each day and log into SP everyday and drink all my water everyday
Tari - Keep within WW weekly points values and work out at least twice a week.
CatsAreBetter – 10lb weigh loss, climb one flight of office stairs daily
KarmasMom –
1) Eat breakfast every morning.
2) Walk to work and home(if its not to late, safety reason)
3) Use my training ball 3xs a week.
4) Not to eat all day at work, one demo taste only, no food off the breakroom table.
5) walk or skateboard at the park 2xs a week.
6) No more fast food, no matter how late and how hungry I am.
7) Drink more water.
I hope that I can jump into this late - I just found this thread again - I wish we could make it a separate spot like Cattywampus and Fuurpics! Possible?
Anyway my goals are:
count my ww goals daily
drink my water every day - this is hard
take daily walks
hit my WW 10% goal
Thanks, Ellyn
post #104 of 583
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Originally Posted by KarmasMom View Post
Okay so I have hit my first hurdle. I have cut back aloton the drinking. Basicly I have decide to only drink on my days off so I can enjoy it. I have lost some weight, started excercising, drinking more water, not sampleing everything.
Well here is my hurdle. Today at work while I was standing behind the demo stand, next to the wine department. I looked over and saw......my ALL time favorite wine has come back. We had it for a short time at Christmas, it was aone time buy so it was suppose to be gone buy now. Well apperently some more was found in the warehouse and sent to us. We are going to get it everyday now for the next couple of weeks. We are selling it at 1.99, normally it goes for 6.99. Corpret just wants the stuff gone. It is the best wine I have ever had, I love it more than food. I called my DH and had him come in and buy one bottle of the red and one of the white. I have already had half a bottle of the white. I stopped there but want more. We talked about it and have said we will buy a case of each when I get paid again next week. Just so I have it. I don't want people to say not to buy it because it really is special and soooooo good. I just need some back up so I don't polish it all off in one week. I have no self control in that area. I don't know I guess I just needed to get it out. Now that I read this I think I can be good and not screw everything up. This was the first wine we invested in ever when we had it a few months ago. I think I just need reasurance that I can have a glass but not the whole bottle.
Thank you for reading this completely useless rant. I really want to change my ways. I am glad you guys are here. This is the first of many battles I am sure I will come up against in this whole challenge. Boy this is alot harder than I thought it would be.
Boy - I can relate with the drinking! I love my wine, and actually factored the points into my WW. But, I haven't had a drink in 10 days, because I realized that I would rather use my points on the yummy foods that I want - like TGIF frozen chx chimichangas and nacho potato skins! Obviously I don't eat that way daily, but it is nice to enjoy those little goodies!
Also, I do sleep better when I don't have anything to drink.
And finally, I know that alcohol (because of my age) slows down my metabolism!
PS I am not saying I am giving up drinking - I guess I will save it for special occassions!
post #105 of 583
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Originally Posted by lnbandcats View Post
I hope that I can jump into this late - I just found this thread again - I wish we could make it a separate spot like Cattywampus and Fuurpics! Possible?
Anyway my goals are:
count my ww goals daily
drink my water every day - this is hard
take daily walks
hit my WW 10% goal
Thanks, Ellyn
You can subscribe to the thread so it will email you with updates - or I can post it as a sticky on sparkpeople if everyone wants to do it over there as most people have joined anyway
post #106 of 583
After eating whole wheat or spinach pasta for a whike, I find regular pasta tastes almost fake and rubbery and prefer the wholewheat version
post #107 of 583
Quote:
Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
After eating whole wheat or spinach pasta for a whike, I find regular pasta tastes almost fake and rubbery and prefer the wholewheat version
Next time we go shopping I'm gonna get some. I have a feeling that if he gives it a chance he'll like it.
post #108 of 583
Updated Again - Welcome lnbandcats!


TCS Weight Loss Challenge – April 7 – May 26th


Activity Goals
Mirinae – Begin jogging 1 day per week and build up to more days by week 7
Berylayn – 25 min of exercise 4 days per week
Icklemiss21 - 30 min of exercise 3 days per week

Weight Loss Goals
CarolPetunia – 4lb. weight loss

Combined Goals
Icklemiss21 - To actually track WW points each day and log into SP everyday and drink all my water everyday
Tari - Keep within WW weekly points values and work out at least twice a week.
CatsAreBetter – 10lb weigh loss, climb one flight of office stairs daily
KarmasMom –
1) Eat breakfast every morning.
2) Walk to work and home(if its not to late, safety reason)
3) Use my training ball 3xs a week.
4) Not to eat all day at work, one demo taste only, no food off the breakroom table.
5) walk or skateboard at the park 2xs a week.
6) No more fast food, no matter how late and how hungry I am.
7) Drink more water.
lionessrampent -
1. 30-60 minutes of cardio, 3-5 times a week.
2. Stretch each day
3. Choose multi-grains and brown rice
4. Limit meals out to 4 per week (I know, I know...but...baby steps! I eat out ALL THE TIME! Whenever I want to eat out and talk myself out of it, I'm going to put the $ I would have spent in a jar. At the end of this period, I am going to buy myself a non-edible present!)
5. Eat more salads
6. Limit portion sizes
7. No eating or drinking anything but tisanes and water after 9:45PM (I know...baby steps again)
twistychik -
1) To track my points (even if I go over I must remain accountable!)
2) To get active somehow at least twice a week.
3) to gradually switch to all whole grains.
4) no eating after 8pm unless I'm actually hungry
5) Drink 8oz. of water before every meal and 64 through the day
6) no grazing or picking or eating in the kitchen.
lnbandcats -
1)count my ww goals daily
2)drink my water every day - this is hard
3)take daily walks
4)hit my WW 10% goal


post #109 of 583
I always buy WW pasta now. I also tend to but sweet potatoes instead of regular ones. I hear they have better health benefits.

No gym for me today most likely. I get to sit in grad school classes for 5 hours now that work is over. ugh. I might need to try out some of those seated exercises. Those look great!!
post #110 of 583
What I like about the seated exercises I linked is that they seem to focus on strength. I want to tone my body as much as I want to lose the weight. Actually, if I was in shape and toned I'd be ok weighing as much as 175 which isn't that far off right now. Actually, on that note I'm gonna take a short exercise break.
post #111 of 583
Thread Starter 
One of the ways I found that I'll drink more water is if I put a cup right next to the sink.. then every time I use the sink, I see the glass, I drink, refill it and it's ready for the next time. Now.. that being said, I drink room temperature water, and for instance, this wouldn't work for my sister who is an ice fanatic. She hates water and will not drink it at anything less than just above freezing because supposedly it changes the taste of it. Personally, I don't get it, but.. I won't dispute it, lol.

So, I did my weigh in this morning, and I was up .8 pounds.. which was not nearly as bad as I expected, given that I didn't drink as much water as I should have, and I was not eating healthy. I'm just slow to get onboard with all the changes. So far today, though, I'm good on points.
post #112 of 583
I backslid last night. There was a family disagreemnt, and when I get upset, Krispy Kreme calls out to me and I console myself with... well, last night I held it down to four doughnuts, which is an improvement over the usual.

Also in my defense, let me add that I had them yank these doughnuts off the line before they reached the frosting waterfall, and I sprinkled some Splenda over them instead of the frosting. So I still got the fat, but at least I didn't spike my blood sugar as high as it would have been.

And today, I still weigh 223! I even checked on a different scale, and it's real! And I will not let go of it -- I'm making up for last night by being extra-good today, and a good long walk will be had this evening as soon as it cools down...
post #113 of 583
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Originally Posted by chelle View Post
I have lost a total of 42 pounds on Green Tea
Forgot to mention that i was a soda-a-holic (Dr.Pepper)
I gave it up and also walk alot
post #114 of 583
Well, I slipped a little last night too. Just bored again so after a nice dinner (1 shrimp eggroll and a cup of egg drop soup) we split a bag of extra butter popcorn and I had 2 small slices of Amish friendship bread... which if what I found is right ammounts to something like 350 cal and 18g fat for both slices!

So, today I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast and I've got the rest of my soup for lunch. I've got some beef jerkey in my bag if I need a snack later and I'm resolved to walking at least a half hour in my campus activity center.
post #115 of 583
Thread Starter 
Carol,

One of the things that our "coach" told us all yesterday, because most of us had a not as good as normal weight week, was.. the only meals that matter are the ones that you have yet to eat. Which is true, really. And, it puts a positive spin on.. oh my god, I really did bad on that last meal...

Also, and I'm not trying to preach here, but I just wanted to ask if you had been drinking lots of water... I find that if I eat the same number of calories with water, I actually lose weight faster.. because it helps "flush" it out or something. It's after, of course, I've lost the water weight, but it does really make a difference. I tried dieting without drinking as much water (I was being a slacker) and it didn't work nearly as well. I was dropping maybe half a pound a week, whereas with the water, I was consisently dropping about three or four per week.

Anyway, another thing I've heard that works is completely changing your diet for a week..which supposedly just sort of "shocks" your system and starts a weight loss. I'd also heard this works for exercising.. if you're used to walking, try something like.. hmmm, doing a fairly easy aerobic workout, or.. maybe walking uphill, or downhill.. or if you can manage it, jogging for one minute intervals.. iow, they just say switch it up because your body gets used to a certain way and then adapts to it so you don't reap the same benefits as you do if you change it up all the time.

So, anyway, maybe try changing it up a little.. but regardless of the donuts..keep your chin up and just think about what you're going to do in the future, which is prevail!
post #116 of 583
Well, I thought I'd sent some goals in, but this new Internet Explorer gets me kinda confused, LOL. So I would like to lose at least 5 pounds before my surgery on May 8. I'm using my crutch now, and able to walk more, and more normally, and I'm focusing on using my legs "correctly". I'm also getting into drinking water, and cutting out the nightly drink!
post #117 of 583
Hey all ,

I know I'm a little late to this thread, but I thought what the heck


I have a lot to loose and I did very well last summer, but through this past semester of school, I stopped going to the gym and starting eating really badly. I know I'm a stress eater and when I'm board. Those are my triggers.
I've given up almost all fast food (aside from the occassional pizza) and it's been just over 7 months since I've had my biggest vice, Tim Hortons (all you Canadians know what I'm talking about!) I haven't had most of the other fast foods for around 4-5 months. I stopped drinking regular soda last summer and switched to diet, non-cafine pepsi as a treat.

My goals are:

No eating after 8pm
Drink atleast 64 oz or 2 liters of water everyday
Calorie range 1500-1800 cals perday.
Measure all foods (I'm bad for just guessing).
post #118 of 583
I have a question for you all. What do you eat for lunch at work?
DH is wants to lose weight (YAY) by July. I know he is over 200 and was 180 when I met him. He prefers to do cardio, legs & arms at the gym & eat high protein food. He had tuna yesterday but couldn't eat it all. I think he ate too much of it in the past that it makes him sick now. Today he wanted to get a grilled chicken salad. I know he will get bored of that fast. Any ideas?

Dinner will be the hardest on us since I love my potatoes & can't afford to lose weight. When it comes to healthy food we differ a lot! Mom used to be on South Beach diet and the wheat pasta was killing me. So I am looking for some ideas to see if there are things we both like.
post #119 of 583
Heather, thank you so much for those excellent ideas! I really appreciate that. I do drink a lot of water, have for a long time because I'm diabetic, so I'm always thirsty. But recently, I'd started replacing some of the water with Lipton's Diet Citrus Green Tea (bottled), because I thought the tea content might be good for me. Instead, it seems to have caused some problems for me, including some extreme skin sensitivity -- but I won't know for sure if it was the culprit until I see whether it clears up now that I've quit drinking it.

Anyway, I don't know whether that bottled tea is significantly different, dieting-wise, from water... do you?

Crazy -- back when I was working, I got into the habit of keeping some apples and a jar of Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter (refrigerated) at work. At lunchtime, I'd just peel the apple, cut it into big chunks, and dip them into the peanut butter. So easy, and such a healthy, satisfying lunch, all fiber and protein (even better if you don't mind eating the peel)! I'm trying to reestablish that habit here at home right now...
post #120 of 583
They say that as long as it is not caffeinated, pretty much any drink can be classed as liquid, but water is slightly better and you are not adding more cals etc.
I have acquired a taste for strawberry kiwi propel water so I count that in my daily water intake, extra calcium and vitamins and only 15 cals a bottle
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