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Old 02-03-2010, 02:33 PM   #2261
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Urchina and Freedbird - you guys are doing exceptionally well - great progress
TY for noticing.
I do miss my ice cream though. I have a small amount once in a great while instead of several times per week.
Lemon or strawberry yogurt topped with light whipped cream over a sliced banana is a darn good substitute.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:53 PM   #2262
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TY for noticing.
I do miss my ice cream though. I have a small amount once in a great while instead of several times per week.
Lemon or strawberry yogurt topped with light whipped cream over a sliced banana is a darn good substitute.
Same here on the ice cream. I used to substitute for it with low fat frozen yogurt mixed with a little skim milk (or not), and frozen fruit in a blender then whip it into a thick smoothie.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:45 PM   #2263
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Ok, I'm getting back in. I cant lose weight without the motivation that this thread provides. The Super Bowl could set me back, but oh well.

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Old 02-03-2010, 09:03 PM   #2264
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Only problem is - what do I do with all these (really nice) work clothes since I'm not working in an office anymore?!? Some of them still have their tags on! It also shows the money to be saved by staying at a stable size... which I haven't been since I quit smoking in 1997.
JacqJolie, congrats on the weight loss!

When I stopped working to stay at home with the kids, I took most of my nice work clothes down to the domestic violence shelter's transitional housing. They were so thankful to get it, as they give it to the women living there as part of the job-hunting / finding process. I felt good knowing that people who really needed it would get it and use it.

You might also check in your town and see if there's a group that provides professional and interview clothing for low-income job seekers / people transitioning off welfare and to work. These folks need to look professional, but aren't earning professional salaries yet.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:11 AM   #2266
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Thanks! - it looks like you and all of the gang here are still losing or are at least maintaining through the winter / holiday season
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #2267
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It's been a while since I posted in this one. Down around 170-172 right now. My worst point last year was 192.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:57 AM   #2268
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Hi everyone!

After having baby #2 almost three months ago, I am ready to jump back in. Luckily, I only gained 35 lbs. with Hayley and have about 10 lbs to go to fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans .

However, I'd like to lose even more than that if I can!

It's great to see that this thread is still alive!
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Calgary_Girl, congrats on the new baby! So exciting (and exhausting, I know!).

Had my WW weigh-in today -- down two more pounds! This makes.... drumrolll.... 15 lbs since December 15th of last year, and 23 lbs since October of 2009. Next week I hope to drop down into the 220s.....Hooray!

Looking forward to everyone's successes!
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Amazed that I'm staying stable as I found out via blood tests that I'm super anemic, which fortunately reduces appetite - but also don't have the energy to be as active as I used to be. Am going on holiday this next week so expect to gain a little bit but am too apathetic to care.

Urchina, you're doing awesome!
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:21 AM   #2275
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Calgary_Girl, congrats on the new baby! So exciting (and exhausting, I know!).

Had my WW weigh-in today -- down two more pounds! This makes.... drumrolll.... 15 lbs since December 15th of last year, and 23 lbs since October of 2009. Next week I hope to drop down into the 220s.....Hooray!

Looking forward to everyone's successes!
Calgary_Girl, congrats on the new baby! So exciting (and exhausting, so I'm told ).

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171 Feb 10 Total of 10 lbs lost since Dec 08. I skipped Chinese buffet today just so I could relish the loss for a little while.

Short Term Goal - 170 lbs and maintaining all through 2010
Long Term Goal - 165 lbs for 2011
High school weight 135 lbs senior year, running track
BRILLIANT - I'll bet it feels nice to get into double figures weight loss territory

As for me :

9-Dec-09 177.0
16-Dec-09 176.0
6-Jan-10 179.5
13-Jan-10 178.0
20-Jan-10 181.0
27-Jan-10 179.0
3-Feb-10 179.0
10-Feb-10 179.0

Target Range 170 -175
Highest 210lbs (2002)

I've stalled on 179 this last 3 weeks but my amount of exercising is up tremendously so as long as I control my eating (ie don't eat more after exercising ) I would hope the coming weeks should eventually see me heading down.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:36 PM   #2277
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BRILLIANT - I'll bet it feels nice to get into double figures weight loss territory
Thanks!
It has taken some serious "dieting" over the last few weeks to get there.
I have essentially retrained my brain and stomach to expect just a little bit of food during the day. Taking my orange flavored Metamucil in the AM gives my stomach that full feeling for several hours.
For instance...today I drank 2 big mugs of coffee with 2 tsp of sugar and extra milk, ate 1 pear, 1 string cheese, 1 mini Reese's PB cup and 1 small granola bar. I am eating 1 medium size meal in the early evening.
Mind over matter - it can be done!
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Thanks!
It has taken some serious "dieting" over the last few weeks to get there.
I have essentially retrained my brain and stomach to expect just a little bit of food during the day. Taking my orange flavored Metamucil in the AM gives my stomach that full feeling for several hours.
For instance...today I drank 2 big mugs of coffee with 2 tsp of sugar and extra milk, ate 1 pear, 1 string cheese, 1 mini Reese's PB cup and 1 small granola bar. I am eating 1 medium size meal in the early evening.
Mind over matter - it can be done!
That's wonderful. If you can keep it up long enough to train your stomach to expect less, then you'll have made huge strides towards long term weight loss.
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Thanks for the kudos, all. I've gotta say, Weight Watchers is (for me) tremendously easy. I'm looking forward to more exercise.

And everyone else, good work. Even if your weight went up this past week, being here shows you're willing to change that. I think showing up is half the battle, at least!
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Well I got into shape for our Hawaii trip last April, and then pigged out from May through December. I ended up at a poochy 224 by New Year's Day. At 6' 2" nobody was hitting me with a harpoon yet, but I was looking crappy. Fortunately I never stopped weightlifting entirely, and I restarted P90X a couple weeks ago to really kick it into gear. I'm at 201.5 as of my weigh in today. From certain angles I look good now, but even with the extra muscle I need to get down to 190 or so to be really fit/trim (those hawaii pics were somewhere in the 180's). Off to do "Chest and Back" again, DW is having mom's night out so I had to get the kids down first.
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