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Old 01-20-2010, 09:03 AM   #2221
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This past Sunday my daughter let me use her guest pass at the Y. She goes to a brand new spanking clean facility that is, unfortunately, quite a drive from my house. It's so tempting to join again, but right now I just can't get myself to leave the house much. I really hate driving on ice. Stupid weather.
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Nice, consistent progress Dawg!
Thanks. Just cutting out most sweets with emphasis on 'most'.
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Good steady progress. I'll post tonight when I get in from work but I've had a bad week, weight wise, and will soon be passing you as I go up (181 this morning)


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This past Sunday my daughter let me use her guest pass at the Y. She goes to a brand new spanking clean facility that is, unfortunately, quite a drive from my house. It's so tempting to join again, but right now I just can't get myself to leave the house much. I really hate driving on ice. Stupid weather.
Still going down in weight - well done. Maybe when the better weather arrives you'll feel more inclined to get out.



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I've gotta be in a bikini in 2 weeks (going to visit out friends in Sarasota again)...so I'm hoping to lose a few pounds by then!
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I guess I missed the thread, but why did you move to AL? Job transfer? I'll second the bikini pics.
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I knew it was going to be a bad week but was still surprised to see a 3lb jump

However, with everything else going on I'll not worry about until we've re-located to Texas.
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I guess I missed the thread, but why did you move to AL? Job transfer?
Yes, job transfer for DH. Most of his work was becoming more and more concentrated in Birmingham, and he was on the road waaay too much. We are both much happier now that he is home more!
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Yes, job transfer for DH. Most of his work was becoming more and more concentrated in Birmingham, and he was on the road waaay too much. We are both much happier now that he is home more!
My brother(deceased) lived in the Hoover area, Riverchase subdivision. His wife and daughter still lives there. Both are nurses at UAB. My niece just started as she is a recent Alabama grad. And I have a nephew who lives in Pelham. So I'm pretty familiar with the area.

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OK, it's been a while since my last post. I'm happy to report that this week I got my 10-lb sticker at WW. Hooray! I'm finding it easy, and the weight is consistently coming off -- an average of 2 lbs per week. A big part of this is that I'm at the very beginning of the trek, and so I'm highly motivated (and I have a TON of points each day, because my weight, relatively, is high). But I had to order a new, smaller pair of jeans. Haven't done that in 15 years! Hooray! Next week I might make my 5% weight loss goal, which is Goal #1.

So, I'm currently weighing in at 235.2 lbs, which is the least I've weighed in 5 years, since kiddo #1 was born. To say I'm pleased would be an understatement.
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OK, it's been a while since my last post. I'm happy to report that this week I got my 10-lb sticker at WW. Hooray! I'm finding it easy, and the weight is consistently coming off -- an average of 2 lbs per week. A big part of this is that I'm at the very beginning of the trek, and so I'm highly motivated (and I have a TON of points each day, because my weight, relatively, is high). But I had to order a new, smaller pair of jeans. Haven't done that in 15 years! Hooray! Next week I might make my 5% weight loss goal, which is Goal #1.

So, I'm currently weighing in at 235.2 lbs, which is the least I've weighed in 5 years, since kiddo #1 was born. To say I'm pleased would be an understatement.
That is brilliant - well done , and here's hoping you have the will to keep it going. When I was doing WW I used to love getting those little milestone markers, and years later I still use the key ring I got when I made it to a 10% loss.
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OK, it's been a while since my last post. I'm happy to report that this week I got my 10-lb sticker at WW. Hooray! I'm finding it easy, and the weight is consistently coming off -- an average of 2 lbs per week. A big part of this is that I'm at the very beginning of the trek, and so I'm highly motivated (and I have a TON of points each day, because my weight, relatively, is high). But I had to order a new, smaller pair of jeans. Haven't done that in 15 years! Hooray! Next week I might make my 5% weight loss goal, which is Goal #1.

So, I'm currently weighing in at 235.2 lbs, which is the least I've weighed in 5 years, since kiddo #1 was born. To say I'm pleased would be an understatement.
Good work Urchina! That is great that the weight is coming off so easily - keep up the motivation! How exciting to get into a new size pair of jeans after 15 years - YEAH!
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Alan, only 3 lbs. during this time of transition? I think that's great. SimpleGirl, you're going to look fantastic in a bikini! Maybe I can stitch five bikinis together and wear that!

Urchina, I bow to you--that consistent loss is a wonderful accomplishment. What I love about WW is that it really isn't hard to do and it works. Which makes me wonder why I don't keep going! So you've inspired me to go.

After the holidays and a cruise, I'm pretty much the same. I've had knee pain in one knee since Thanksgiving, and so my activity has been limited to limping around the house for the last two weeks for the most part. I hope to have the torn meniscus remedied with a "scope" as the dr. called it (I made him explain to me that that means arthroscopic surgery) next week and be back to normal by the middle of March, but I was glad to see that the lack of exercise didn't cause me to gain, so I won't use that excuse to allow me to lose focus.

I'm starting a new goal today of 30 lbs., however long that takes, which will bring me to the top of my range. I'm going to try to keep that goal in mind!
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Alan, only 3 lbs. during this time of transition? I think that's great. SimpleGirl, you're going to look fantastic in a bikini! Maybe I can stitch five bikinis together and wear that!

Urchina, I bow to you--that consistent loss is a wonderful accomplishment. What I love about WW is that it really isn't hard to do and it works. Which makes me wonder why I don't keep going! So you've inspired me to go.

After the holidays and a cruise, I'm pretty much the same. I've had knee pain in one knee since Thanksgiving, and so my activity has been limited to limping around the house for the last two weeks for the most part. I hope to have the torn meniscus remedied with a "scope" as the dr. called it (I made him explain to me that that means arthroscopic surgery) next week and be back to normal by the middle of March, but I was glad to see that the lack of exercise didn't cause me to gain, so I won't use that excuse to allow me to lose focus.

I'm starting a new goal today of 30 lbs., however long that takes, which will bring me to the top of my range. I'm going to try to keep that goal in mind!
Ouch - that torn meniscus sounds painful. 15 years ago I had a torn cartilidge repaired with a "scope" and within 6 - 8 weeks I was as good as new so I hope you have as much success as I had.

Even so, it is great that you are setting a new target and not using a poorly knee as an excuse.
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Thanks for the strokes, everyone.

Alan, I'm with BWE on this one -- you've had a pretty tumultous winter, so kudos to you for keeping your eye on this through it all. I'm sure you'll hit your stride again, soon.

BWE, hang in there. I'm finding that WW is working even with very limited exercise. I hope to increase the amount of exercise I do, but for now, just keeping to my allotted points is working well.

See you all next week!
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What diet plan are you using?

I used to be on WW, but really don't want to have to count points for the rest of my life...
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What diet plan are you using?

I used to be on WW, but really don't want to have to count points for the rest of my life...
It's the Joy Bauer LIFE diet: Lose Up to Five Pounds This Week With Joy's Online Program

We do the online plan. Actually, we paid for the plan for about 3 months while learning it, and now we just continue with what she taught us.

There is no point counting. I've done WW before, and I didn't want to do that either. You choose from various recipes for different meals, etc. You can mix and match as you like. The recipes are awesome! I think the variety in what you can eat, along with the structure provided initially, really helped us stick with it. Also, she focuses on lean protein in meals - I have never felt so satiated when on a diet. That has been key.

Last night I made gorgonzola-walnut stuffed chicken. It was tremendous. A few days ago I made a very tasty veggie quiche.

We don't always cook, but in the beginning we followed the plan religiously. Now, when we are busy, we substitute frozen meals (350 cal or less) as needed. I have essentially figured out how many calories I can get by with at each meal without tipping the scales. Whether I stick to that, or splurge, well...that's why I've gained a few pounds over the holidays!

Feel free to ask any more questions.
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At the weigh-in today I was down nearly another pound. Didn't make my 5% goal this week, but with even a half-pound loss this week I will next week. Hooray!

This week's goal is to spend a little more time exercising. Hopefully today's rain will pass and I'll be able to take the kids on more walks. The dog could sure use the exercise, too!
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Going nowhere real fast, LOL. I was very good on my diet this past week and worked out regularly. I think the difference is I am not back to work yet post our move. My work requires lots of walking, which apparently contributed more to my weight loss than I thought. Guess I'm gonna have to kick the workout up a notch.
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So far so good. Last year I got down to 180 but hit a brick wall. Hope to be around my goal by Spring and then it should be pretty easy to maintain with all the exercise I get. Warm Spring days = lot's of exercise, or at least more than I get now.
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