Weekly Thread for week of 10/1/12

TICINO - 4:36PM UTC, Oct 1st 2012

Sacramento, California Area

Just a quick start for the week and new month! i moved my office this past weekend and things are a bit hectic, so this is short. I was doing great I was down to 311.2 on Thurs. of last week. I thought for sure I would be down to my goal of 310. by today, but I have no clue what happened but I weighed in this morning at 316.2!! :bang:

I would have thought with all the physical activity of moving and not being able to eat much because i was so busy, I would have dropped weight not gained it. The only thing I can come up with is possibly TOM (but as I'm "at that age" it's hard to predict it anymore), but if not that it was the lack of sleep. I think I've only had an average of 4-5 hours a night the past 4-5 days. I know sleep does a lot for me.

My 3 health goals for the week are:
1. Get back on track
2. Get back on track
3. Get back on track - meaning get back to doing my previous 3 health goals!

I wish everyone a great week! Also welcome the newbies!! :hi:


SW = 323.2 as of April 23, 2012
CW = 315.6
GW = 160

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

WOODSANDWIND - 2:57AM UTC, Oct 7th 2012

Up nort'

I've been posting in the Member Chat forum since I joined in January, and I've always felt like I was defeated when I was there. I think this is where I should have been.

I see from your posts that I have the same struggles as you. The folks in the chat forum were talking about riding 50-100k on their bikes!! Ha! No wonder I felt like a failure. They are light years ahead of me. I hope no one took that the wrong way. I am 100 pounds overweight. And I'm not young.

But there is something hopeful here, at this forum. I think it's because I find strength, hope, and reality in the struggle here. Thank you for being so open and honest. THAT is what I needed. Losing 100 pounds is not easy. Carrying 100 pounds is not easy. And exercising with 100 extra pounds is not easy.

But if you all need to lose 100+ pounds, and if you all are helping each other, then I can lose 100 pounds too. I just needed to find someone else to go through this with me. Does that sound stupid??


May we all be filled with sisu - the tenacity to keep fighting the good fight!

VNEISWONGER - 2:37PM UTC, Oct 4th 2012

Clarion, PA

I have bee out of town all week and wont get back to my scales until Sunday. I cant wait!I figured with being away from home would hurt me calorie wise, but so far I have hit under my calorie limit because I havent been snacking between meals. IM almost afraid of my scales because Iv ebeen eating a lot of pasta, but Ive been climbing 4 sets of steps most everyday.
I will be glad to go home. Ive been visiting my daughter and grandson. I will miss them, but I talk to her most everyday. But I miss my bed, my computer and most of all I miss my husband. One more day, then heading home on Saturday.
Vicki the bookwitch

TOOTSIE45 - 2:29PM UTC, Oct 4th 2012

Long Island, NY

I know how you feel Suzanne however in my case I ate off plan the whole week and had a huge gain. seeing my legs abd ankles I know a good deal is water weight but it still hurt entering my numbers. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I was overwhelmed, last week I was just angry and feeling sorry for my self. this morning I tested my BS after not testing for a few days and it was sky high. I am determined to stop the nonsense and like you, get back on track this week. I was so happy when I saw my numbers starting to drop. Don't know why but I seem to punish my self for doing good, it's something I will have to work on.

any suggestions are welcome!