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#1 ~A2~

Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali


#2 MnM

Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

Oooh GOLD biggrin.gif

Thanks ladies original.gif I've had a good week, and a really good day today so I'm pleased this week biggrin.gif

Pussydids: congrats on the promotion biggrin.gif

#3 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

Silver - now I'm going to go back and check PD's news. biggrin.gif

#4 claptrap

Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Bronze

and I'm going back to the previous thread too, to see what everyone's been up to original.gif

ETA:

OK I'm here again now.
Congratulations on your promotion PD! I hope you're busy and happy and not too much of the bad stress just more of the good "Yes! I AM superwoman!" variety.

Well done on the -1kg MnM.

Welcome, beccajayne.
Hi everyone else.

My March commitment to exercise isn't going so well.  I did, however, make it to zumba this evening, so at least I am keeping up with that.

WW weigh-in tomorrow but since I had a big loss last week I don't expect much this week.  I even decided that since it's going to be modest in all likelihood, i will "take the hit" and swap my weigh-in clothes from light linen pants back to jeans tomorrow.  I weighed them both on the kitchen scales (yeah, pretty sad, I know) and there's 320 g difference.  But I can't wear linen pants all winter - they are miles too big now but also I'll freeze!

oh the things we do to trick our minds...

Edited by dogged, 08 March 2012 - 09:26 PM.


#5 Feral_Is_Me

Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

Hi Everyone

well done MnM

Dogged - I weigh naked (but at home obviously) as soon as I get up after a wee otherwise I make excuses! well done on keeping up with Zumba.


i am holding steady at 97 - thats lack of exercise, but my diet is great but no weight loss on that alone - might need to look at the kind of foods I eat I think (as maybe too much wheat based food). i think I am going to start to take measurements as well.

AA - how is the pregnancy going?

bbl am off to work.

#6 claptrap

Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

JoIsMe - I used to do the same until my home scales died, and I now stick to the WW weekly weigh-in.  I found myself weighing daily and then my whole day would be dictated by the numbers on the scale.  

Anyhow I weighed in this morning and had put on 200g - but I am ignoring that because I swapped to my jeans as per previous post.  So all in all about the same, I suspect.  I haven't overeaten nor binged, I'd kept to my points but eaten a lot of frozen dinners and not enough fresh fruit and veg.  And no exercise.  And a big loss last week, so all in all I am still happy.

Feeling a bit glum for other reasons though - so will have to be careful this weekend, I can already see there's going to be a risk that I'll bury my misery in food.   Feeling a bit over the need for eternal vigilance, if that makes sense.

#7 cardamom

Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

dogged, I know exactly what you mean about eternal vigilance. I'm so sick of having to think about what to eat, when to eat, have I exercised, etc. It's exhausting! I know this is meant to be a change of lifestyle, not a temporary kick, but I sure hope it gets easier! Well done on staying positive this week, sounds like you've got a great attitude.

Thank you so much for the PM about WW, for some reason I can't seem to reply, but it was really helpful. I think I'm going to go to a meeting on Monday. One thing I can't seem to find on the website - am I locked in to a certain period, or can I sign up for a few months and stop if I find it too expensive? Am a strapped-for-cash uni student and I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep it up for...

Well done on the loss MnM!

No news here (no good news, anyway) - weigh in this morning was disappointing, as I expected, but not tragic. I need to work on managing my eating on the weekends. I tend to hold out for Friday morning, eating well so as not to 'ruin' my weigh-in, then let loose on the weekend as I'm out of routine and DP and I usually go to the markets, or eat out or have a special breakfast or something. Must stop making Saturday and Sunday a free for all!

Have a nice weekend everyone original.gif

#8 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

QUOTE (MnM @ 08/03/2012, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pussydids: congrats on the promotion biggrin.gif



QUOTE (*Spikey* @ 08/03/2012, 09:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Silver - now I'm going to go back and check PD's news. biggrin.gif


Thank you ladies! It's just temporary, Head of Maths, Literacy and Numeracy until the end of the year, but it's at a different school, so it was a hard decision to make, because I LOVE my school and my students and my colleagues!! I have never been so happy in a job before! Luckily I get to go back next year!

I have lost another 400gm since Wed, so that is a total of 0.9kg for the week! Hopefully it isn't fluid and the trend continues!


#9 MnM

Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

Ooopsie, hopped on the scales yesterday as my mid week weigh in and it seems i've gained 500g blink.gif
hope i can get that off before weigh in day!
I did have a bit of a food blow out this weekend though  blush.gif
but it was yummmmm  dev (6).gif

BB on Thursday waves.gif

Edited by MnM, 12 March 2012 - 08:09 AM.


#10 claptrap

Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:23 AM

Hmmm, food blowout from me too - I had guests for dinner and made all sorts of yummy things, finishing with a chocolate pavlova.  And then I had a craving for a glass of port.  dev (6).gif

Managed to offload most of the leftovers but ended up covering the last piece of pavlova with leftover dried out seed mustard then threw it in the bin - so there was definitely no temptation.  This was the first time in ages that I've haven't felt in charge of my eating; even when I've entertained in the past I've made deliberate choices.  On the other hand it was definitely less like a binge than I would have done in the past - I had a second dessert after they'd all left (I used to do that as a matter of course) but then felt full and stopped.  So I feel like I'm slowly getting to a point where I will have a relationship with food that I can live with, long term.

I should exercise this morning but didn't sleep well last night (rich food and wine - serves me right).  If it were not for DS I'd go back to bed!

#11 MnM

Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

Also as ive now lost just over 20kgs, i went through my wardrobe and threw out all my 'fatty boombatty' clothes.
I still have 2 pairs of pants which are too big but i literally have nothing to wear tilli gobuy more, so i'll throw them out next weekend when i've had a chance to buy new pants.

Such a great feeling biggrin.gif

#12 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

Hi everyone,

Sorry I have been MIA for the last little bit.  Busy weekend, and I have just hit a glut of work for the next three weeks, then I am FINISHED (that contract)!  So, my posts will probably be a bit all over the place for the next little while.  

I went and had my first pregnancy bloods done last week.  Just the rubella screen, iron levels etc.  The woman taking the blood asked me for my height and weight, and when I said, "86kg", I caught myself, because I thought, nope, that should be 96kg, and then I realised, holy crap, I am well and truly cemented in the 80s now!

It was also the first time that I realised I have finally reached the magic 20kg loss as well (highest weight 106).  I was so proud.  She still looked at me like I had said I weight 400kg, though.  Lol.  

I have my first scan on Thursday, when I will get to see if there really is something in there.  

Well done PD on your promotion (temporary or otherwise, I think it's awesome!).  

MnM, how much fun is it throwing out fat clothes, right?  I also love that you say "fatty boombatty" too.  laughing2.gif

Hi to everyone else, sorry I don't have time for more personals.  waves.gif

#13 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:36 PM

Hi All!

Weigh in day for me. officially 98.2kg, so that's another kilo gone. I was less yesterday, but DD was really sick, so I didn't get to do anything other than hang around on the lounge with her, or nap beside her. Sleeping doesn't use lots of calories. rolleyes.gif

ANyhoo, hello to everyone and congratulations on the 20kg milestone ladies. That is a spectacular effort! (and its great to get a new wardrobe!)

#14 cardamom

Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

Hi all!

Good luck for your scan on Thursday AA, will be thinking of you original.gif

JoIsMe - thank you for the 12WBT recommendation - is that the Michelle Bridges program? I don't know much about it, but I've always been put off by the amount of exercise I imagine it entails! How are things with you?

MnM - yay for throwing out clothes! I chucked a few items a while ago that were just ridiculously big. I'd so been looking forward to buying new clothes, and when I went do, it was almost as depressing as buying clothes before I lost weight - now I'm in between sizes, so I STILL couldn't find anything that fit!

dogged - sorry to hear you felt a bit overwhelmed food-wise on the weekend. Well done on throwing the pavlova out! When I get really out of control I have to 'ruin' food too as there's nothing else that seems to stop me.

Spikey - well done on your loss! I can sympathise with your DD, I'm feeling completely awful at the moment too.

I'm sick as a dog with a bad cold. It's my own fault, really - I went to visit my family on the weekend, they warned me a cold was doing the rounds in their house, but I went anyway because I was so desperate to see the new kitty cat! happy.gif Anyway, it hit me like a freight train yesterday, I went from fine with a mild cough to bedridden in the space of about two hours. Tiny bit better today, but still feeling completely rubbish. Body aches all over. Have had a bad run of luck, gastro last weekend and cold this weekend. On the upside, I don't feel much like eating!

Fingers crossed my hoarse voice/coughing fits/dripping nose etc. have abated before I give my uni presentation on Thursday mellow.gif

Oh, also, am going to check out a WW meeting sometime this week (if I'm feeling better, that is). Thought I'd just give it a try for a while, probably can't keep it up for too long because of $$$. My beloved nana insisted on giving me money on the weekend to help pay for it wub.gif

#15 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 12/03/2012, 04:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sick as a dog with a bad cold. It's my own fault, really - I went to visit my family on the weekend, they warned me a cold was doing the rounds in their house, but I went anyway because I was so desperate to see the new kitty cat! happy.gif


Sorry to hear you are sick sad.gif But I bet the kitty love was totally worth it hehehe

I can't WAIT to get rid of my big clothes! Hopefully it happens eventually!

#16 cardamom

Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE (PussyDids @ 12/03/2012, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry to hear you are sick sad.gif But I bet the kitty love was totally worth it hehehe


It was wink.gif She's so hyperactive though! A far cry from the meek, affectionate little thing I thought she was. I'm also now covered in itty bitty kitten-tooth bite marks biggrin.gif

#17 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 12/03/2012, 06:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm also now covered in itty bitty kitten-tooth bite marks biggrin.gif


heheh that is a perpetual state here wink.gif


#18 MnM

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hmmm, that 500g that i thought i had gained on Sunday must have been a blip as im a couple hundred down today on what i was last week, so i guess i just stepped on it funny or something.. i dunno.

Anyway, 5kgs to reach my goal in 3 weeks! I'm not sure i'll make i this time but i'm giving it a good go biggrin.gif

Cardamom: nawwwww, we got my cat when she was 7 weeks old wub.gif she'll be 9 yrs old this yr! Tim has just flown.. and she is so fantastic with the kids.  DD in particular loves her to bits biggrin.gif
ARRGHHHH, hate that between sizes problem.  I seem to fit perfectly into a smaller size now so im happy with that biggrin.gif

AA: laughing2.gif yay to the 80's i know i still feel like im a million and one kg's when people ask how much i've lost i shock myself when i realise how much i now weigh- in a good way though of course  cool.gif
And i LOVE Fattyboombatty roll2.gif its my password on so many things.. working towards skinny McMinnie Tounge1.gif

Ok all from me, waves.gif

Edited by MnM, 13 March 2012 - 10:54 AM.


#19 claptrap

Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

I like the idea of Skinny McMinnie!

I've had a bit of a throw-out too, which has been fun.  I thought I was safe getting rid of most of the summer clothes but Melbourne's warmed up again so I'm making do.  Next summer I plan to buy up - or get busy with the sewing machine.

Still down in the dumps here.  Home with DS today, as he has a cold (it must be doing the rounds).  I did manage to exercise though, and haven't given in to the sugar cravings because I know I won't feel great if I do.  Just feeling deflated - too much to do, not enough time to do it, and frustrated by lack of funds.  

Actually part of what stopped me raiding the pantry for chocolate was thinking of all the lovely people here egging me on, and who'd be urging me to think of how far I have come, and not give up now.  So I didn't.  Thanks girls!  bbighug.gif

Hope you are enjoying life in the double figures Spikey!
AA, thanks for the update, yay for you! and good luck on Thursday.  Are you going to find out if it's a boy or a girl, or wait for the surprise?
Cardamom, hope your cold is improving.  Let me know how you get on at WW!
PussyDids, your time will come - you'll be needing a new wardrobe before you know it.

Still no kittens here sad.gif but a very sooky dog who can never get enough attention. Perhaps I will go and have a whinge to her - she is a very good listener.



#20 cardamom

Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

Aww, dogged, here bbighug.gif Hope doggy was receptive! I'd love a furball to cuddle up to (kitten is my parents', not mine - no pets here sadly), they're such lovely company. Well done on resisting the chocolate, I often think of the ladies here too when I'm thinking negative things.

Cold is somewhat improved, still snuffly and a bit miserable though. Wish DP was here, but I'm keeping him at arm's length as I don't want him to get sick too (we don't live together yet). Plus I'm getting nowhere fast with this presentation for Thursday cry1.gif I hate procrastinating!

ETA - ooh! Just updated my ticker, and noticed I'm precisely halfway to my goal! Yay! Though I think I'll have a bit of a way to go after that, that's just my original goal which still puts me in the overweight category, but still - woo!

Edited by cardamom, 13 March 2012 - 07:25 PM.


#21 claptrap

Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

OK my hot tip as a reformed procrastinator:
promise yourself you will do 30 minutes.  Set a timer if you need to.  Then do that, and if at the end of 30 mins you feel like stopping, then stop.  But more often than not, you will be on a roll, and prepared to keep going.

It's the getting started that can be difficult.  But if you don't do it, you don't enjoy the time you're not doing it anyway because you're feeling so guilty about what you should be doing. So you may as well do a little bit than do nothing except beat yourself up over it.

If that makes sense.  Well it does to me!

#22 cardamom

Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

I know what you mean, not working is hardly satisfying because it's so guilt ridden. I don't even do anything especially fun, just browse FB and EB while adding a sentence here and there to a word doc.

Okay, going to do a solid 30 minutes of work. Kick my ass if you see me back in here! tongue.gif

#23 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

I thought I'd share with you ladies, what I just put in the sugar free thread!

Another 0.6kg gone since Saturday! I figured out the cure for weight loss... it's REALLY easy. Buy a custom measured wedding dress off the internet! I bought one last night and already I lost 0.6kg hehehehe At this rate, I'd be more than 50kg lighter by the wedding next year (though I know I won't keep up the loss at this rate, just enjoying it while it lasts, which will might only be another week hehehe.)

But that is a week and a half in a row, where my weight has gone down, not up. That's a new thing for me! I've not even been eating super healthy, I've had 3 servings of frankfurts with cheese (and homemade tomato sauce) in the last 4 days. But no snacks...

#24 kim27

Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:48 PM

I haven't checked in here for ages. The good news is I'm now 62kg. That's down from around 68-69 kg around Christmas. My original goal weight was 60kg (at the top end of healthy BMI for my height) but think I might aim for around 57kg now. Not sure how you work out your ideal weight.

The bad thing is I'm still not eating as well as I should be. Really need to start researching more recipes with lots of veggies. I've found that once you work out how many calories you need to a day it's all to easy to 'cheat' and lose weight while still eating a less than ideal diet. Oh well, one step at a time.

#25 claptrap

Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

Hey PD, maybe I should go wedding dress shopping! (not that I am going to need one in this lifetime - been there done that x2 still got both old dresses  ph34r.gif )

Way to go on tapping into the motivation though!

hi Kim! doing well there.  I know what you mean though - there's a big difference between eating well and eating fewer kj.  The former is more sustainable but sometimes you need to do what you need to do, to get you started...

A bit better day for me today.  I am not looking forward to weigh-in on Friday though.




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