Weekly Thread for week of 11/12/12

MAJA_MIKKELS - 6:50PM PST, Nov 12th 2012

maja_mikkels
Minnesota

Hi Suz, hi all,

I was hoping to join this group but noticed that no new thread was started this week. Is there anyone else out there who is in need of shedding more than 100 pounds?

Thanks for sharing how things are going, and what your resolutions are for this week!

All the best,

Maja

HW 269
CW 255
GW 240


MAJA_MIKKELS - 3:11AM PST, Nov 13th 2012

maja_mikkels
Minnesota

... well, I'm just gonna get started! Maybe someone will come along and join me...

This week, I have multiple business meetings over breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I want to:
- order exactly what and as little as I want to have, and disregard the drive toward excess that comes with "showing someone a good time"
- focus on my conversation partners, not the food :cool:
- research beforehand what is available
- plan the calories accordingly
- drink nothing but tea.

Yesterday, I ate my home-made food for lunch and just went by the award luncheon at work to listen to the speeches and have a cup of coffee. Last night I was out for business dinner, too, and I ordered sablefish and grilled asparagus, and had a cup of tea after dinner. Today, I'm another pound down! So, today at business breakfast, I'm going to eat nothing but fruit (will have breakfast at home), and I'm gonna have an "Italian Wedding Soup" for business lunch at the fancy Italian eatery...

Maja

HW 269
CW 254
GW 240


TMOORE1 - 3:44AM PST, Nov 13th 2012

tmoore1

Hi Maja. We're here. I was just taking the weekend off... from logging in here and from eating right, unfortunately. Thanks for getting the thread started again.

Okay, this week I am going to use the same goals as last week. Since I didn't hit them last week, :-( I need to try again. This week I am going to

1) sign in to Calorie King every day
2) log everything I eat
3) do some exercise every day.

Welcome to the group Maja. People tend to drift in and out, but there are some nice things going on here.

Toni

"I can do it. I will do it."


MAJA_MIKKELS - 2:03PM PST, Nov 13th 2012

maja_mikkels
Minnesota

Hi Toni!

Thanks for your message! I made it through today, even though I had an additional reception with cake and goodies, and I'm back in time for a walk while it's still light outside!

Funny thing is: for me, these resolutions are such a BIG THING, and I'm afraid that people will notice that I'm on a "diet" and not eating ... but then I noticed today that most of the slim colleagues are behaving like that, too. Standing around with no food in their hands. Makes you wonder... :blush4:

Have a great day, Toni!

Maja


HW 269
CW 255
GW 240


TICINO - 8:06AM PST, Nov 15th 2012

ticino
Sacramento, California Area

Hi Maja and Toni!

I'm here too, just hectic. Thanks for starting the thread. I need it to help keep me a little focused with things. I too have been off the track a bit. Not purposely but not planning like I should. I have no idea what the scale results are as I don't want to really look at the moment. I know if I do I will be trying to make impulsive plans to correct any pounds gained, and they won't be helpful plans. I will do a proper check in and take responsibility for my lack of health focus before the weekend is out.

Have either of you been thinking of strategies for Thanksgiving? How to enjoy with out over indulge?

Thanks!
Suz

SW = 323.2 as of April 23, 2012
CW = 311.6
GW = 160

"It's your REACTION to ADVERSITY, not the adversity itself, that DETERMINES how your LIFE's STORY will develop." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf


TMOORE1 - 10:26AM PST, Nov 15th 2012

tmoore1

I've been doing well on my goals so far this week, logging in and recording everything. Mostly. At least I keeping it in my mind again. Skipped exercise yesterday, but made it Monday and Tuesday. I'm desperately trying to get out of work today while it's still light, so I can go on a bike ride. The day is young.

Suz - Thanksgiving is usually not too much of a problem for me, because I'm mostly a secret eater. When I'm out in public, with other people, I eat "normally". It may not be strictly within my restricted calorie goals, but it's usually a healthy number of calories (for a person who's not trying to lose weight, I mean.).

It's at home when I have the problem. Can I avoid binging? And that's a year 'round problem, exacerbated only slightly by the presence of holiday goodies. (I can dig up goodies anywhere, anytime.)

Toni

"I can do it. I will do it."


VNEISWONGER - 3:46PM PST, Nov 15th 2012

vneiswonger
Clarion, PA

YES!!!!!
I need to lose more. I have lost 50 pounds since June, but still have another 100 + to go. Ive kind of lost track of myself the last few weeks, but I am back. I am on here everytime I add to my food diary and that is at least 3-4 times a day. I also look at any news from anyone else. Sometimes I get discuted because this is such a great thing to do is to read and answer and ask questions. That what this sight is for and we all need help and for someone to have our back(so to speak) but people dont take advantage of everything they can.
I am happy to answer any questions I can or to just read your thoughts. Sometimes it helps to get on here and let your fingers do the venting for you if you should get discouraged.. I will add you to my friend list if that is ok with you.
Keep up and keep smiling.
Vicki the bookwitch


MAJA_MIKKELS - 7:15PM PST, Nov 15th 2012

maja_mikkels
Minnesota

Hi Toni, Vicki, and Suz!

I was SO excited to come here today and find all your messages! Thank you so much.

Things are going pretty well. I'm in the secret eater camp, too (among other camps!). Especially when I'm stressed. But things have gone well this week. My husband has been away for three weeks (coming home this weekend), and instead of eating every evening, I have somehow managed to reverse the "game" in my head and, so to speak, been "secretly not eating". Have somehow enjoyed the thought of sitting at home, and nobody knows that I am drinking _camomilla tea_. :cross2:

I have lost 15 pounds in that time but I think I'm just going to deny everything and carry on NOT snacking and binging, in secret. :talking:

At least for as long as it works!

Otherwise, Thanksgiving... I'm not so worried about Thursday because we will be just the family and my husband is vegan so whatever he makes, it's going to be low-cal. But on Friday, we have an invitation for a potluck with a bunch of friends, and that's going to be hard. So hard that I'm even thinking about canceling. I just don't want to mess up everything I accomplished in the past weeks in two or three days of indulgence... I know that one evening of nice food will not "destroy" everything but I do know that when I step on the scales the next morning and I see the same number as 10 days ago again, I'm going to be so discouraged that I will have trouble forgiving myself and getting on that waggon again. :nono2::nono2:

Have you made contingency plans?

Maja


HW 269
CW 255
GW 240


MAJA_MIKKELS - 7:18PM PST, Nov 15th 2012

maja_mikkels
Minnesota

Vicki,

Congratulations on your success so far. 50 pounds, that is SO much!! You have been working this hard for over five months already. Very inspiring!! :clap:

Maja


HW 269
CW 255
GW 240


TMOORE1 - 10:34AM PST, Nov 16th 2012

tmoore1

Vicki! 50 Pounds?!? You are AWESOME.
You got it going now, just keep it up!

Toni

"I can do it. I will do it."


MAJA_MIKKELS - 3:10PM PST, Nov 17th 2012

maja_mikkels
Minnesota

Hi guys!

How is the weekend going?

Maja

HW 269
CW 253
GW 240


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