Weekly Thread for week of 11/26/12

TICINO - 5:01PM UTC, Nov 26th 2012

Sacramento, California Area

Welcome to anyone who wants to join our weekly goal support group. All are welcome!

Wow! Maja - I just read your posts from last week!! OK, you definitely win the prize. Not only because of the house fire, but because you were just stellar in your non-use of comfort foods during such a stressful moment!

I however need to do a better job at following your example. My stress level has been running quite high for months with this business expansion I am in the middle of, but the end is in sight. Between waiting for the realtor and landlord to get back to me about a proposal I made on an office space and the holiday week, I didn't pay much attention to what I was eating. Well, that's not exactly correct. I paid attention, but just didn't do much to manage it with everything else I was juggling. As a result, I gained 8 lbs back!! As bad as that sounds, it was really put on over a 2-3 week period, and it's much less than I was anticipating, so I guess that's the positive spin on things. I still haven't given up and will continue to do better.

Much of the stress stuff is outside of my control, or I should say the things that I am stressing about are outside of my control, but I am in charge of how much energy I want to waste stressing about things that I can't control. I'm trying to keep it all in perspective, but I do feel a time crunch so that's what is keeping it flowing higher than I would like it to be. If the time deadlines just effected me I probably wouldn't be as stressed but it effects a few other people if the dead line isn't made, and those effects are pretty significant for these other people, so I feel the responsibility to get things fixed pronto.

My 3 health goals for the week are my basics:
1. Try to get to bed early as I have been having to get up really early in the mornings
2. Drink my water to help keep me full and hydrated
3. Watch portion sizes. - Not sure about you, but when the holidays come, my portion sizes seem to grow and I end up very stuffed at the end of the day.

I hope everyong survived their holiday week and can get themselves back on track the next few weeks before we hit the next holiday adventures!


SW = 323.2 as of April 23, 2012
CW = 319.2
GW = 160

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

PATRIOTICGIRL - 6:44PM UTC, Nov 29th 2012


I'm dealing with a foot injury that is preventing me from going to my usual water aerobics, yoga, and zumba classes. I'm determined to go to the gym at least 3xs a week to use the arm bike and do the upper body weights in the weight circuit. I'm just so afraid that if I stop going to the gym completely, I won't be able to get back in the habit of going when my foot is better. Hopefully this will just be fore a few weeks and I'll be back to my other classes in no time!


Slow and steady wins the race!!

The future you thanks you for the effort!! (Borrowed from Yorkville)

SW: 258
CW: 239.6
"Fit as a Queen" NYE Challenge: 232.8
10% GW: 228
Cruise GW: 200
GW: 156