|Karen||posted 30-Sep-2013 9:27am|
144.9 and spider veins too. It squeezes you in the thighs and middle, which increases the pressure in your legs, making it more difficult for the blood to flow back up to the heart. The valves in your veins get stressed with the extra pressure, and over time will fail, causing varicose veins. (The same principle applies with pregnancy).
It wouldn't hurt to wear one for special occasions, but I wouldn't recommend it on a daily basis. You must be excited to be so close to reaching a huge milestone!
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Sep-2013 3:43pm|
I am excited but once again I am 200.6. Maybe tomorrow or the next day I will break through to ONEderland.
When I thought my old scale was correct I had gotten this far before several times and then gained the weight back. That was 186 or 185 on the old scale. So now that I'm at this point again I want to blaze new ground and get down to that on my new scale.
I had two days off this weekend but I am very tired today. I'm making chicken fajita meat for tonights supper. All I want to do is take a nap.
The last episode of BReaking BAd was on last night. Any fans here? It totally rocked!
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Oct-2013 10:08am|
|Connie||posted 1-Oct-2013 11:48am|
142.4 this morning. I've not been sleeping well lately, last night I caught up a bit, but now feel groggy. Out to Gma's today to get some stuff and clean it up for a yard sale.
Debbie, you are doing great...keep it up.
Great day ladies.
|Karen||posted 1-Oct-2013 12:22pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 1-Oct-2013 4:25pm|
You ladies are doing great and are so inspiring. Its been so many years since I was even in the 160's. I can't wait to make some REAL noticable progress.
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Oct-2013 7:56am|
199 today, Whooo-hooo!
|Karen||posted 2-Oct-2013 12:00pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 2-Oct-2013 1:55pm|
Thank you. Now on to the next goal! My husband is only a few pounds lighter than me. I want to get under that and STAY there and increase the distance between our weights. When we got married I bet there was one hundred pounds between us and of course I was the lighter one. ME at 147 and him at 247. Ys just never know what life is going to hand you. But regardless, we need to take charge and steer our own lives.
|Debbie M.||posted 3-Oct-2013 9:50am|
I told hubby to start weighing every day because I'm going to pass him soon!
I had a stagnant run for a while but the scale seems to be moving now. I'm glad I waited it out. It is so rewarding to see results.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Oct-2013 7:42am|
So today, I weighed exactly the same as my husband, right down to the ounce. 197.6 I'm nearing my second goal. ~To pass him up and leave him behind. (on the scale that is) I would never leave him. He is the best husband EVER. He told me long ago that if I ever left him, he was going with me.
|Debbie M.||posted 4-Oct-2013 7:47am|
Kathy, Where are you?
|Karen||posted 4-Oct-2013 8:59am|
144.4 It's so good to see patience and perseverance rewarded. It's a metaphor for life.
|Karen||posted 6-Oct-2013 11:41am|
145.2 Been eating unhealthy all weekend. It tasted good for such a short time, and then there was just regret.
Oh well. Just pick up and begin over!
|Debbie M. ||posted 6-Oct-2013 9:27pm|
I hate the regret too. It's just not worth it because the regret lasts sooo long.
|Karen||posted 7-Oct-2013 12:59pm|
144.6 Hope everyone has a good week. Be healthy!
|Debbie M.||posted 7-Oct-2013 1:31pm|
199, not sure why.
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Oct-2013 7:38am|
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Oct-2013 10:16am|
correction 198.6 after I got up the second time
|Karen||posted 8-Oct-2013 8:17pm|
145.0 What can I say? 2 lbs over my goal weight-- just not going to stress about it. Will try to be more careful about snacking. That always does me in!
|Debbie M.||posted 8-Oct-2013 10:16pm|
wow, 55 poiunds between us Karen. How tall are you?
|Karen||posted 9-Oct-2013 3:41pm|
Hi Debbie~ I am 5'8" How about you?
|Debbie M.||posted 9-Oct-2013 4:14pm|
My three daughters are all as tall or taller than me now. 13, 15 and almost 18.
I am really looking forward to making more progress.
In the last 30 days I have lost 7.8 pounds and in the last 8 weeks 11 pounds are gone.
It takes a lot of work to keep motivated but it will be worth it.
I have not felt thin in years. Its my turn now.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Oct-2013 9:45am|
|Karen||posted 11-Oct-2013 10:18am|
Hi Debbie--great job! You are making progress :)
I've been running around these past mornings and did not weigh myself.
I will tomorrow.
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Oct-2013 2:05pm|
I'm two pounds lighter than hubby now!
|Debbie M.||posted 11-Oct-2013 7:21pm|
my heart is broken. my kid is growing up and tonight i am disspointed. i know kids do things...........i did things...............but that was me and this is her. how to trust again? she didnt lie about it.... that has to count for something but still........a punishment is in order.........why is parenting so hard?
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Oct-2013 7:59pm|
What a very bad eating day. Thi9s is going to p0ut me back. I can just tell. Tomorrow back to work. Hard work.
We went to the Beach today and had a fabulous time. It was 77 and we had the whole beach to ourselves. After an hour a couple other families arrived. It was so nice. All my kids went. Even my 20 year old. We got lots of pics and unfortunately ate a lot of food.
|Karen||posted 13-Oct-2013 2:42pm|
Sorry Debbie-- parenting is both the hardest thing I have ever done, and the most rewarding. It helps me to think, "How important will this be a year from now? Five years from now?" I applaud your daughter's honesty. All kids learn from their mistakes and bad decisions, but it shows a good, strong character not to lie. Hope you get back on track-- you are doing great! Keep going!
|Debbie M.||posted 13-Oct-2013 8:29pm|
I feel the same way.
But it sure stressed me out and thus the eating. I have to stop that.
|Debbie M.||posted 14-Oct-2013 10:09am|
|Karen||posted 15-Oct-2013 11:26am|
144.5 Grateful today for the beautiful Fall weather and colors!
|Debbie M.||posted 15-Oct-2013 1:53pm|
It is getting more colorful here too. Beach weather is gone now.
I'm ready to see a drop again but I think its PM time. I'll probably have to wait a week to see it.
|Debbie M.||posted 16-Oct-2013 1:27pm|
|Debbie M.||posted 16-Oct-2013 10:20pm|
I couldn't sleep, so I got up and made my laundry soap. I use the Duggar Family recipe. Have you tried it?
It has to gell over night. So tomorrow I will put it in containers. You would not belive how inexpensive this is to make. For one batch its less than 2 dollars. The same amount of Tide on sale would be $101.00.
|Debbie M.||posted 17-Oct-2013 10:02am|
ooops I mean jell
|Karen||posted 17-Oct-2013 6:46pm|
144.7 I never heard of this soap. May I ask for the recipe? I love the savings!
|Karen||posted 18-Oct-2013 6:17pm|
145.3 Well, I can see my weight is starting to creep up and I know it's because I have been indulging in some sweets again.
On a positive note, I have begun to walk again and it always helps to put me into a lighter frame of mind.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
|Debbie M.||posted 19-Oct-2013 3:44am|
Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
4 Cups - hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
½ Cup Borax
- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)
*Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores or may be purchased online here (at Meijer.com). Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate!!
•Works well in traditional or HE machines.
•Low sudsing. It is the ingredients in the soap, not the suds, that does the cleaning.
•Clumping and geling of the detergent is normal. Stir before putting in dispenser, and shake before each use.
•For stains, consider using an inexpensive spray-on stain remover before washing. (Zout, Spray 'n' Wash, Oxyclean)
The Internet has lots of tutorials on making this soap and lots of good reviews. I just made my 3rd batch since April. It has saved us so much money. The biggest cost is you fist purchace, maybe about 7 dollars but the next batch only requires another bar of Fels-Naptha. We also invested in a 5 gallon bucket that came with a lid at
Home Depo, 5 dollars. I saved a bunch of laundry soap containers in anticipation of making this soap, my neighbor gave me hers too. Now I have enough to set up all the soap at once. I find smaller ones (100 oz or smaller) work better for me as you need to leave a little space at the top and give it a shake each time you use it. The Duggars actually use Mason jars.
|Karen||posted 21-Oct-2013 7:34pm|
Thank you so much for posting this. I will copy it into a document to keep on my computer. I had no idea it would make 10 gallons at a time!
Btw: 144.3 one day at a time...
|Karen||posted 22-Oct-2013 8:21am|
144.6 Hope I can walk today. Feeling very overwhelmed with external demands.
|Karen||posted 23-Oct-2013 12:13pm|
Haven't been able to walk, but somehow keeping up with all I need to do. Still--longing for a little down time.
|Kathy||posted 24-Oct-2013 9:18pm|
Hi-everyone. Karen, you mentioned you live in the Northeast- anywhere near Massachusetts? I'll bet you live in Penn. or New Jersey, or southern Connecticut. Hartford and north would probably say New England. I was just interested..maybe we're neighbors!!
I quit taking the time to record calories, and gained about 4 pounds. I'll have to go back to recording calories, or else I'll change sizes soon. Unhappy face goes here :(
Hi debbie - I'm taking guitar lessons!! Also, babysitting (playing with) my 18 month old grandson, and my almost 2 year old grandson. Also, bowling and line dancing, and trying to find time for a yoga class.
Karen, I try to drink a lot of water- but I don't know if I drink more than 32 oz. plus about 8 oz. low fat milk. Well
Nice to be back on here-we are in Rhode Island for the weekend.
|Debbie M.||posted 28-Oct-2013 11:09pm|
Yea, it makes a lot of laundry detergent. It is so good for us, as we go though a lot of it with 6 people. It has saved us a lot of money. You could divide the recipe in half if it is too much for you to store.
So good to see you Kathy. I was wondering what you were up to. You sound really good. I hope the 4 pounds doesn't get you down. Do what works for you! :o)
I need to get serious again as I have gained too. 202 now, boooo. In fact, I binged today something aweful. I hated myself as I was doing it but I still did it. Shame shame. Why do I do that? I'm sitting here with a big bloated stomach. I hope tomorrow I can regain control.
We got our garage cleaned out so 2 cars can fit when the snow starts to fly. We just need to find space either in the camper or the shed for our bikes. Cleaning out the shed will come another day.
And I have 5 boxes of junk to go through. Get rid of the stuff or put it away. They are sitting right in the middle of my family room. My daughter and I went thought one today. Success! 5 to go!
|Karen||posted 31-Oct-2013 4:49pm|
I have been so busy lately I haven't been online. I missed connecting with you. I haven't weighed myself in over a week. I will tomorrow and see where I am. My eating has been less healthy, but I've been running around so much maybe I burned more calories? I can hope!
Kathy I'm a lifelong "Jersey Girl". And Debbie it will be so great once all the clutter is donated or organized. I also understand how you feel about the eating. It never really satisfies, and in fact leaves us feeling worse, and yet food helps to ease pain or stress or whatever. Please don't beat yourself up. Just start fresh tomorrow.
Blessings to all!
|Karen||posted 1-Nov-2013 8:07am|
I actually closed my eyes when I first got on the scale this morning. When I don't weigh every day, the weight seems to magically creep up all on its own. Not to mention the Halloween candy I ate last night could not have helped. I was shocked to see 143.6. I even checked it twice. I guess running around at "nervous-breakdown" speed did burn off more calories. Still, just 2 or 3 more weeks of this insanity and then I slow down. Praise God!
|Karen||posted 5-Nov-2013 6:43pm|
144.2 very sore throat--it always amuses me how well my kids listen when I have to whisper!
|Karen||posted 7-Nov-2013 6:21am|
143.6 looking forward to today.
|Karen||posted 9-Nov-2013 1:19pm|
|Anonymous||posted 10-Nov-2013 1:26pm|
Hi All , Question does anyone have diabetes and follows the no flour no sugar diet to bring down weight and your sugar readings. I just found out I have it but don't need meds yet. Thank God.. I have to watch carbs and sugar products and lose weight. I have been gone a while but busy, tired , getting older every day. Thought I would ask you all. Have a blessed day,Annie
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Nov-2013 8:28am|
Karen!!! Wow, just read your new weight loss. That is fantastic!
Anonymous~ You cannot go wrong with this diet to control diabetes. Good luck!
|Annie||posted 12-Nov-2013 12:53pm|
Thanks Debbie M. I am glad you keep this site going and I no I should post more so you will be seeing my thoughts about this nfns way to go. HAVE A GREAT DAY ANNIE.
|Karen||posted 13-Nov-2013 7:04pm|
Thanks Debbie but it isn't a good weight loss....mostly due to running (driving) so much I skipped a few lunches. Not healthy. Things are finally slowing down. As long as I stay close to 143 I am happy. Annie...for sure this type of eating will help with glucose levels. Best of luck to you!
|Annie||posted 14-Nov-2013 9:42pm|
All I no is I am eating to many calories to lose weight. 1300 calories a day is not much unless you watch portions and give up starchy foods along with sugar sweets. I also think you must drink water lots of water. Sounds pretty simple. The Drs. has the right way of doing it but I guess it depends on how bad you want to loss those unhealthy pounds. I am trying since my health depends on it and everyone depends on me. I think it all started when I said I DO. I ENCOURAGE ALL YOUNG GIRLS TO STAY SINGLE AS LONG AS THEY CAN BECAUSE I DO IS A BIG DEAL. I have almost 48 years with the love of my life along with 48 pounds to lose? Just being goofy tonight. Have sweet dreams and that the only thing sweet tonight. Annie
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|Anonymous||posted 15-Nov-2013 5:48pm|
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|Annie||posted 17-Nov-2013 10:47am|
Kathy I believe you need to write down what you it and count those calories because that helps you no where you stand and what your doing to hinder your weight lost. It can be a pain but it really help you stay on track. Life is a balancing act is what my Dr. of years ago told me and he was right. So don't get out of balance in this crazy world we live in. Also, hello to all us no flour no sugar supporters and keep up the encouragement and also any easy recipes for supper that's my hardest meal to make. Have a great day and the best SUNNY SUNDAY. Annie
|Anonymous||posted 17-Nov-2013 10:43pm|
Darn Midwest storm. We lost power and now we have water coming into the electrical panel in the basement !! :o(
We had an electrician come out on this SUNDAY to look at said problem. 250 dollars right off the bat. There was water in every circuit breaker. Seems the electric company replaced our meter and did not plug up the hole left when the work was done. This leak has been goin gon for some time without our notice. Now it is going to cost hundreds of dollars to repair or replace. They will come back tomorrow to figure things out. At least we were able to hook up our generator to our fridge now. There goes the modest Christmas I was going to try to scrap together. What are the chances the electric company will man up and pay for the damages?
|Debbie M.||posted 17-Nov-2013 10:47pm|
That was me ^
I have been eating like a pig lately. It seems I've lost focus and site of my goal and God's plan for me.
I checked out that book again. Made To Crave. I was doing so well when I was focusing on that.
Back to business tomorrow. 202 :o(
|Karen||posted 19-Nov-2013 3:35pm|
143.6 hi Debbie...sorry about that panel. I do hope the electric company will pay for it. Somehow I imagine after those storms it will be hard to get them to hear u. Glad u r ok and ur house is standing. The photos were unbelievable. I am so glad u enjoyed that book. I think I will re-read it soon too. There is a lot of truth in it.
|ANNIE||posted 21-Nov-2013 11:00pm|
Hi All. Just checking in to see if everyone is doing ok. I been babysitting my youngest grandchild about all week. He is a live wire and I am not a spring chicken but between my husband and me we manage. I am trying hard to stay on our diet. I eat salads, chicken ,lean lunch meat, fruit fresh and canned and I feel better. [ guess it takes awhile to get the hang of it. Also, I have been reading old post to get some recipes for quick meals. I wander where all the regulars on this site went I guess they found something better but like me they will be back. Debbie I hope things are getting better at your home I hate storms but what can you do but pray that God is watch over us. I am getting the book Kathy talk about Made to Crave it sounds like a good one. I am tired off being on this roller coaster. Its time to straighten up food is for nourishment and not to be eaten like you never ate before. NOW I NEED TO REMEMBER THAT. Have a goodnight all,ANNIE
|ANNIE||posted 22-Nov-2013 9:13pm|
Well, everyone must be busy to bad I don't have anything interesting to say but just thought I would let you no I am here. Although my friend says salad is one way to lose weight she has lost 50 pounds just a suggestion. Well, keep up, and don't give up. ANNIE
|Karen||posted 23-Nov-2013 9:58am|
Hi Annie! Just checking in. Glad you are sticking with your healthier eating resolutions. I wish you the best of luck! It's hard to give up all the treats, but feeling better is very much worth it!
|Karen||posted 25-Nov-2013 4:39pm|
I know this sounds absolutely crazy, but I have not been weighing myself in the mornings because it is just too cold!
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Nov-2013 6:07am|
Haha that is funny. Yes, thats why I have not been weighing also. Way too cold.
|Debbie M.||posted 26-Nov-2013 2:03pm|
I wish all you diet hounds a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lets take inventory of how truely blessed we really are. Its easy to always focus on what we don't have or on what challenge we have at the moment but we need to stop and realize how spoiled we really are. Its easy to cures our worn out shoes until we meet a man with no feet. Its easy to complain that we cannot afford a manicure until we see someone with no hands. It might be cold this winter but we have a roof over our heads. Most of us have probably not ever missed a meal.
Creat in us, Oh LORD, truely thankful hearts!
|Karen||posted 27-Nov-2013 8:29am|
144.4 ok braved the cold just to check! Still doing ok and for this I am thankful!
|Karen||posted 27-Nov-2013 11:26am|
So much depends on our perspective. This morning I realized that I arbitrarily set 143 as my goal weight, but 99% of the time I weigh myself I see 144. Every morning I think "ok not bad...within 1 lb is fine." This morning I was thanking God for many things,-- one of which was keeping me so close to my goal weight. In a blinding moment of pure grace the thought occurred to me, "What if you just made 144 your goal weight? Wouldn't it feel better to see your goal weight 99% of the time? It is just a matter of changing your perspective." Wow. I'm thinking this could be applied in many areas of my life...
|ANNIE||posted 27-Nov-2013 2:50pm|
You are at a great weight compared to most of the people in USA. So staying there is the problem and it can be done but I guess you have to think a calorie is a calorie and you need to be active if you overeat. Common sense I guess but who thinking about calories when your eating something you love. That's are downfall the love of sweets ,to bad we tasted the foods that made us gain the weight. Well to late ,we need to reprogram the old taster and think salads are the new dessert. Ha, Ha. What a thing to say the day before THANKSGIVING DAY. Well I wish everyone a great Thanksgiving DAY and I AM thankful for family, friends and all you NFNS friends for trying to keep me on the healthy plan. God Bless. ANNIE
|Karen||posted 30-Nov-2013 8:29pm|
142.8 doing well... Tomorrow begins December...I can't believe it!
|DEBBIE M||posted 30-Nov-2013 9:05pm|
MY NEW GOAL FOR YOU KAREN IS 144. I WANT YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL ALL THE TIME. SEE YOU ARE NOW UNDER WEIGHT. HAVE A SNACK. LOL
|DEBBIE M||posted 30-Nov-2013 9:05pm|
SORRY FOR THE CAPS LOCK. IM AT WORK. ;o)
|Debbie M.||posted 30-Nov-2013 9:06pm|
Oh my goodness! December fisrt is a great time to restart. I need to get real. I have less than 7 months before I turn 50. I do not want to be sorry I wasted my taime again. help!!!
|Karen||posted 2-Dec-2013 9:47am|
You made me LOL Debbie...see? It's all a matter of perspective! I think 50 is a great milestone-- May you be the healthiest you have ever been by then!
|Karen||posted 4-Dec-2013 6:30pm|
Went to the doctors today. Weighed 146 but I had eaten and had my clothes on...surely that must be good for a couple of pounds! :)
|ANNIE||posted 8-Dec-2013 3:35pm|
That is right as far as the clothes we have on when we weight ourselves. I bought some grapes at the store who new they weigh 3 pounds at 2.98 a pound. So it don't take much to add pounds. I wish I weight 146. I think sometimes we should just try to stay there give or take a few pounds for water weight. Everyone must be busy or at their goal weight. NOT. Merry CHRISTMAS KAREN ,DEBBIE AND THE OTHERS WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM FOR AWHILE, ANNIE
|Karen||posted 13-Dec-2013 8:25pm|
Merry Christmas to you too Annie! And Debbie! Expecting 6 to 9 inches of snow tomorrow, so I plan to be baking Christmas cookies. With four boys I never have to worry about eating too many!
|Annie||posted 14-Dec-2013 4:18pm|
Well,I am not going to carry this weight anymore. If you choose to eat something that makes you overweight then I guess that is your fault and you will never get as healthy as you should be. So stop and think Do I choose to eat that candy bar or whatever is the trigger food that is causing your weight gain. So decided to choose not to and quit that night eating. Stop 4 hours before bed that what my dr. told me, so I will try harder to get that right. Just some advice from me. It is not easy but anything worth having is worth working for. You CHOOSE to eat it or NOT to. Hi All, ANNIE
|Karen||posted 15-Dec-2013 8:02am|
144.2 I was a little hesitant to get on the scale just in case I have been sneaking too much Christmas cookie dough! Was glad to see all is well. I thank God. I find the more I focus on Him, the more easily and effortlessly everything falls into place. Happy snowy and icy Sunday (in my part of the world)!
|Annie||posted 15-Dec-2013 2:48pm|
I have been waiting for the book made to crave someone said it is a help, was that you Karen? I am 3rd on the list at the library to get the book to read. That was at least 2 months ago, it must be good. Wrapping gifts today I am hoping to get it finished before Christmas. Well back to all that fun. ANNIE
|Debbie M.||posted 15-Dec-2013 9:46pm|
I can't wait for your book to come it. I think you will like it!
Merry CHristmas to all you ladies!
I made an inspiration board yesterday with picture I like. THen I put sayings all over it to help me stay focused.
I'm sorry to say that I have gained nearly 10 pounds in the last two months. And I am miserable because of it. I am trying to swim but I feel very sinky.
|Annie||posted 16-Dec-2013 10:33am|
Debbie start choosing not to eat what is causing your set back. You will always have problems and you don,t want this one anymore. So be strong and do what you need to do eat with moderation, and choose to not have that cookie. Remove yourself from the temptation, find something you like to do ,get busy enjoying other things, food is just a form of fuel to the body and we only need enough to run smoothly. It is not like gas for are car wanting it to be on full all the time. Just trying to keep us on track. Also ,we only need about 1300 to 1500 calories a day to lose the weight depending on how active we are so choose wisely. GOOD HEALTH IS WHAT WE WANT, an to be NIFTY at FIFTY for the younger ones. I will stop preaching and end with a big hug to all the girls in this club of staying strong for each other. ANNIE
|Karen||posted 23-Dec-2013 8:35am|
142.6. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! The day after Christmas I will have surgery on my right foot and be laid up for a couple of weeks. I do ask for your prayers. Love, Karen
|Kathy||posted 23-Dec-2013 9:46am|
Tis the season to be careful of what you are eating! I started posting calories on loseit.com-just to keep the extra calories under control. Cookies, sugar, whaatttt???? I found some all natural uncured sliced ham at the deli (boars head) Trying especially hard to consider my calories during the holiday. Merry Christmas everyone! Think foods with low calories!
|Karen||posted 27-Dec-2013 10:15am|
Surgery went well yesterday...now enjoying 3 days of guilt-free bed rest!
|Annie||posted 31-Dec-2013 7:54am|
Karen hope your healed up to enjoy the new year and start your new years resolution out on the first. I had bunion surgery a few years ago and I really like the boot I wore. At least I could get around. Well, I want to wish all a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 . GOD BLESS AND MAY HE KEEP US ALL SAFE ,HAPPY , AND HEALTHY THIS NEW YEAR. ANNIE
|Karen||posted 31-Dec-2013 9:37am|
145.0 Happy New Year everyone! Thanks Annie!
|Karen||posted 31-Dec-2013 9:58am|
(correction: 144.0) thank You Lord. It is all You.
|Annie||posted 1-Jan-2014 8:47pm|
Debbie did you lose your way to this site we all enjoy hearing from you and want to make sure you are on the right track. I am trying this year to at least watch the scale go down instead of up and down. I wish I could say 144.0 Karen but 1 pound at a time and I will get there. I am modifying the no flour no sugar diet and I believe it will work, slow but steady. 2014 is the year to do anything you want to accomplish but it all takes time and effort. Remember not to feed head hunger wait until your belly tells you ..its time to eat. Good luck to all. ANNIE
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Jan-2014 5:16pm|
Hi Annie and everyone,
I want to think you for your encouragement! Its nice to come back here and see I"m still remembered. I think everyday about weight and food. I'm obsessed really.
Strangely I seem to get no where. I don't mean to be a downer but I just have not been able to get into the grove. I think I need to pray about it again.
I hope you arew healing up nicely Karen.
Thanks Kathy, I hope you had a nice Christmas too.
I'm reading JAne Pauley's new book Reimagining You Life. I need to do that with a thin Deb in it.
|Debbie M.||posted 12-Jan-2014 5:18pm|
Sorry about all the typos. I really should proof read.
|Karen||posted 12-Jan-2014 5:52pm|
Hi Debbie, glad to hear you are OK. Sorry that you are struggling. I will pray for you.
My foot is healing well. Stitches are out and in another 2 weeks I can lose the surgical shoe!
Best wishes to all, Karen
|Kathy||posted 13-Jan-2014 9:24pm|
Eating out a lot the next week-uh oh. I'll try to stay with fish, salads, or vegetarian meals. Salads don't sound great in the winter. How's everyone doing? Karen, what happened to your foot? Debbie-Hi! Any good meals lately?
|Karen||posted 15-Jan-2014 10:59am|
146.0 hi Kathy, I had surgery on my foot to fix a deformed bone. It needed to be cut and straightened out with a couple of screws put in. In one more week I should be able to get back to walking around in sneakers. I can't wait to get back to walking normally again!
|Annie||posted 18-Jan-2014 9:34pm|
Hi All ,hope everyone is staying warm. I haven't been doing so good on my eating plan. I think I have try so many times it has become impossible for me to lose this weight. You tend to get down and eat anything easy and handy because of life and what your dealt. But I will never give up because my health depends on it. So don't give up either. God Bless you all. Annie
|Karen||posted 20-Jan-2014 9:03pm|
146.6 yikes! Need to start walking again as soon as possible. See MD on Wed.
Annie, don't give up. One day at a time...
|Annie||posted 21-Jan-2014 10:07am|
I am trying to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, I don't like it that much I believe it is the key to lose unwanted pounds. Doing it for a 21 day challenge and a few others. If anyone wants to try it with me or any other food problem you eat to much of you name it and away we go. Hopefully lighter. It takes 21 days to conquer a problem food. That what I was told so here goes. Stay warm, ANNIE
|Debbie M.||posted 21-Jan-2014 11:18pm|
Ya know, I think I'll do the water thing. Is that 10 actual cups? I do like water so I don't think that will be a problem. I have been drinking glasses of chocolate milk. The kind the kids stir up with Hersheys Syrup. I know, its soooo bad. I'm so bloated. I feel like my gut will explode. I really need to get my carbs under control. Everything needs to be gotten under control. I've been around 210. Shamful. I really don't feel very good in my body at all.
Tomorrow I'm going to do two things. Switch to Almond milk for things like cereal and coffee and drink 10 cups of water. No more glasses of milk for me.
Glad to hear about your foot Karen.
I'm also going to do one work out, even though small, on my xfinity. I just discovered they have all sorts of work outs for free. I might do the 1 mile walk.
|Debbie M.||posted 22-Jan-2014 9:01am|
So here we are the next morning. I grab my coffee and go for the cream!! So I stand there really wanting the creamer. You know, the Vanilla Naturalbliss kind (that my daughter bought yesterday) with a bit of sugar in it. But I feel bloated and large so I put it back and I'm drinking my coffee black. Boy is it strong. I think I'll put some almond milk in it. Success!
Good day y'all.
|Annie||posted 23-Jan-2014 8:52pm|
Debbie don't give up you have to keep making better choices. I know you can do it if you really want to. I have a lot of family who tempt me but lately I have been saying no to there junk food. If I lose a few pounds a month I will be happy. Baby steps and you will succeed. The summer will be here sooner than you think. So today is all we have don't worry about yesterday or tomorrow get threw one day at a time. Best wishes to all from ANNIE
|Karen||posted 24-Jan-2014 5:52pm|
Hi Girls, I just bought a Nutribullet in an effort to get more fresh vegetables and fruits. It came in the mail today. Will let you know how it goes. I also bought a DVD with 4 different 24 minute workouts. I am hoping to start working out at Level One in about 2 weeks (need a little more time for my foot to heal). I feel a deep need to eat better and get stronger. I am not even sure why, except that I am almost 50 and I don't want to have a poor quality of life. I have one sister who is 67 and another who is 64. The oldest has always eaten well and exercised while the other never has and has always been heavy. The older they get the more pronounced becomes the difference between them. The little choices we make every day have a HUGE cumulative effect.
|Anonymous||posted 24-Jan-2014 7:07pm|
EATING IN PRIVATE SHOWS UP IN PUBLIC.
|Debbie M.||posted 25-Jan-2014 9:34pm|
Love that quote ^
I'd love to know how you like your Nutribullet. I'd like a Ninja or ultimately a vitamix but that is NOT going to happen. Way too expensive.
I got some kind of knock off nutribullet for Christmas from SIL. I'm pretty sure it was second hand. I have not tried it yet.
Thanks for your support you girls.
|Karen||posted 27-Jan-2014 9:51am|
144.8 I love it! I have made several small "nutriblasts" and love the easy clean up. I had a juicer a while back, but it was such a pain to clean. With this you just wash a plastic cup. I can handle that! I have had fresh spinach, kale, oranges, apples, grapes, frozen mixed berries, etc. I don't want to exaggerate but I honestly see a difference in my skin. I think this is the answer to better health for me. I found it on amazon for $99.99 and free shipping. I will report back in a week once my "new toy" enthusiasm calms down, but I think this is something I will use forever.
|Kathy||posted 30-Jan-2014 4:19pm|
I've been reading what is accepted on the Paleo Diet- I would have to give up a lot of what I eat. Even peanuts and peanut butter. Milk and cheese - NOT allowed! I'll think about it. Tonight we are having pot roast, lima beans, and broccoli (wait till my husband finds out 'What - no starch??') I guess the Paleo Diet replaces peanuts with almonds, cashews, and walnuts, and other seeds. I can do that. It eliminates cottage cheese, yogurt, and cheese--!! Eggs are okay. Maybe I need this. How do you come up with cooked chicken breasts all the time for salads. Have to cook ahead I guess.
|Karen||posted 3-Feb-2014 8:08am|
144.0 find myself craving these nutriblasts...feeling good. I think this will bee the week to start gently exercising
|Karen||posted 8-Feb-2014 8:04pm|
142.0 OK so this wasn't the week to start :) but still really happy with the huge increase in fresh produce intake!
|Annie||posted 17-Feb-2014 7:21pm|
Well looks like more snow I am so tired of it, wish I lived where its warm. Karen I think everyone is hibernating under the covers to stay warm. I am still working on watching the sugar and flour foods I eat, are you? Dr.Oz said to eat the same breakfast and lunch and you would lose weight ,of course you no to stay within the 300 to 425 calories at each meal ,let you know how that goes. Did you have a nice Valentine Day? I got flowers and cookies. I see Easter candy already in the stores. Life is going to fast no time to enjoy it unless you just let things go, that might be good thing to do before its to late. Just e few words to let you no I am here. So HI to you all and will be writing again. God Bless.
|Karen ||posted 18-Feb-2014 8:25am|
144.0. Hi All, kids are home again today with another snow day, but it will be 56 degrees by this Friday and I am looking forward to that! I finally began exercising yesterday. I committed myself to 3 times per week. I have learned that small changes done consistently do make a difference over time. I started doing a 30 minute workout DVD. It has a decent amount of strengthening exercises which is what I most want. I want to build muscle. Annie, I don't count calories. I realized I was seriously lacking fresh fruits and vegetables in my diet, and so I was constantly hungry and tired because, on a cellular level, I was starving even though I kept gaining weight! I found the no flour no sugar plan and it helped me cut out the empty calories and fill it with the fruit, vegs, and protein. My appetite was cut in half and I started to have more energy. Then I added the Nutribullet and I feel 20 years younger-- no exaggerating. Now I would like to firm up and feel stronger. I have added back some flour and sugar, but not too much. I thank God for leading me to the book Made to Crave, and for this website that helped to keep me focused and honest. I hope you will all be able to have your dreams of good health come true. Debbie, I have been wondering how you have been? And Kathy? And Annie, thanks I did have a great Valentines Day. Chocolate covered strawberries were my treat!
|Annie||posted 22-Feb-2014 8:24pm|
Hi Karen, Debbie and all the followers, I and doing a little better I realize stress makes me eat mindlessly. Like Dr. Phil says either you get it or you don't, be one that does. I so much want to fit in my shorts I wore two years ago, this summer, that's my goal and not to gain anymore weight. I believe in portion control and eating slower ,things we all no. I been waiting for the book Made To Crave to come in the library and its been months must be popular. By the way what is nutribullet never heard of it? Karen. I caught a cold from the grandkids I guess. Its not fun but it does take your hunger away a little, only upside to that. I better say goodnight all and have pleasant dreams. ANNIE
|2gorjus||posted 24-Feb-2014 12:40pm|
Hello, everyone. I have decided to give it another go. This time I WILL hunker down and stick to the plan. It can't get any simpler, NO sugar, NO flour. Not just a little bit, not some but NO sugar and NO flour. Small portions are good too. I will use a salad plate, not a dinner plate. I also need to cut down on salt too. Today, I am at 170. There! I admitted it. I don't want to be 170. Some good recipes and tips would help. Good to be back.
|Karen ||posted 25-Feb-2014 3:59pm|
Hi Annie-- it liquifies fresh fruits and vegetables so you can drink them. I cannot recommend it enough. I learned from experience our hunger won't stop until we give our bodies the nutrients it needs...we feel constantly unsatisfied. The same thing happens spiritually. 2gorjus best of luck as you pursue health. I found posting my weights here daily kept me very focused, accountable and honest. Pulling for you!
|2gorjus||posted 25-Feb-2014 6:29pm|
Thanks, Karen. I was on here about a year ago but decided to stop stressing about my weight. It didn't help. I am still slowly sliding up. I have gone up 10 pounds for each 10 years of my life. When I was in my 20's, I weigh in the 120's, in my 30's I weighed in the 130's, etc. Now I am in my 70's so I weigh in the 170's. I don't like it. My pants are getting very tight. I will NOT buy a size larger. I have a smaller bullet mixer and I love it. I make smoothies out of any berries or fruit and Greek yogurt and ice cubes. can't be any simpler. Still 170.4.
|Karen ||posted 26-Feb-2014 7:57am|
144.2 2gorjus would you consider throwing a few spinach leaves into the smoothie? It sounds gross (doesn't look too pretty either) but you honestly can't taste it and it is such an easy way to increase green vegetables in your diet. That is what made the biggest change in my energy level. Keep going!
|2gorjus||posted 26-Feb-2014 5:56pm|
Karen, I'll give it a shot. Couldn't hurt. I'll let you know. Still 170.2.
|Karen ||posted 28-Feb-2014 7:04am|
146.6 chalking it up to hormones. I hope to be back to normal in a couple of days... We are heading into another 12+ inches of snow. Longing for Spring!
|2gorjus||posted 28-Feb-2014 9:21am|
Us, too, Karen. South Central Indiana. Where are you?
|Karen ||posted 2-Mar-2014 8:39pm|
We caught a break...storm went south and now just 2 to 4 expected in NY/NJ :)
|2gorjus||posted 3-Mar-2014 9:59am|
We got lucky, too. We did get a coating of ice and about 2 inches of new snow on top of that. Might get up to 40 later this week.
I am still struggling with my weight. 170.2. Has been that for two weeks now. It is very easy to become discouraged. Some sunshine would help.
|Karen ||posted 4-Mar-2014 11:38am|
144.0 I know we will all feel better when it warms up and we can feel the sun on our faces... Hang in there 2...at least you didn't gain any weight.
|abascalewskew||posted 4-Mar-2014 7:16pm|
|Karen ||posted 6-Mar-2014 10:40am|
144.4 tues thrust and sat WILL be my exercise days. Spring will be here before we know it!
|2gorjus||posted 6-Mar-2014 11:18am|
The sun is out and I can actually see some grass!!! All the way up to 40 degrees. Spring has sprung. Do you remember the old poem...
Spring is sprung
The grass is riz.
I wonder where
the flowers is...
I haven't thought of that one for years. Still not losing.
|2gorjus||posted 7-Mar-2014 9:57am|
Down to 170.0 today. Maybe it is finally happening.
|Karen ||posted 7-Mar-2014 4:29pm|
143.6 It is all starting--Spring and daylight savings and weight loss-- yes!
|Kathy||posted 11-Mar-2014 5:53pm|
Hi everyone - Hmm- I'm not at my lowest weight, but it's not bad. Still very watchful. Anyone think of any fresh raw veggies to snack on? We are trying to have a raw veggie with dinner as well as a cooked veggie - maybe should shoot for lunch also. Into radishes right now. I go to Yoga, bowl on a league, and babysit grandchildren, and have one or two other exercise classes per week.
|Kathy||posted 11-Mar-2014 5:54pm|
Karen - I'm close to your weight, but I'm 5'5" - (Lost 1/2 an inch).
|Mathai ||posted 12-Mar-2014 10:38pm|
Hey ladies, I been reading your post and although it's great to see the weigh ins...would it be possible to log what you ate for the day? I'm curious as to what to eat. I started this diet last week I was at 152 and I am down go 148.8! But now I am running out of creative food options!
Today for breakfast I ate
Eggs with turkey and cheese
Snack- corn chips and salsa
Lunch- chicken with asparagus
Dinner- veggie patty with cheese and a side of salad
|Mathai||posted 13-Mar-2014 9:17am|
Weigh in this am was 147.7!
When are we suppose to weigh in? AM on empty stomach or PM?
Making an egg white omlet with turkey and spinach
Stay tuned for rest of the day food log!
|Mathai||posted 13-Mar-2014 9:20am|
Carrots is always great to add as raw veggie- plus they are crunchy!
But why not make a great side salad?
You an toast some almonds and stuff in place of croutons
|Kathy||posted 13-Mar-2014 4:42pm|
Thanks for your ideas Mathai. I am using carrots sticks. I keep them in the fridge in a little bit of water, in a cereal size bowl. What are you using for turkey? I'm slow-heating a pre-cooked turkey tonight, to have with rice pilaf and broccoli. Love almonds. Do you toast slivered almonds?
|Mathai||posted 13-Mar-2014 7:49pm|
So I usually toast almonds, put olive, chickpeas and use dark greens- if you like extra crunch, toast the chickpeas also!
Lunch I ate a veggie patty with melted cheese and avocado. Tasted like eggplant parm without the breeding.
Dinner I was bad had a play date and ate grilled cheese....
|Kathy||posted 13-Mar-2014 9:47pm|
Do you use deli turkey? I don't think it's bad - Boars Head is without additives.
|Mathai||posted 13-Mar-2014 10:21pm|
I actually buy cold cuts from trader joes, it is Hormones and nitrate free
|Kathy||posted 14-Mar-2014 7:50am|
Mathai - Great. I think Boars Head is about as healthy as that. I live 45 minutes from closest Trader Joe's unfortunately.
|Mathai||posted 14-Mar-2014 11:34am|
Have any of you heard of Jorge cruise belly fat diet?
|Mathai ||posted 18-Mar-2014 10:17pm|
Did I scare everyone off?
I'm at 144!
|Karen||posted 19-Mar-2014 3:29pm|
Sorry had sick kids and haven't been on computer in a while. I have been eating comfort foods lately. Tomorrow I will get on the cake send see what the damage is! Glad to be back and welcome Mathai, and congratulations! Keep up the good work!
|Karen||posted 23-Mar-2014 1:38pm|
Yikes...my comfort food binge left its mark: 148.0, 146.6 and 146.4.
|Karen||posted 26-Mar-2014 4:46pm|
147.0. I was upset that my weight is still up so what did I do? Exercise? Drink extra water? Increase veggies? Nope-- went out and bought Nutella. I never keep that stuff in my house because it is a huge temptation. Human nature is confusing.
|Karen||posted 31-Mar-2014 9:38am|
146.8/147.0 sleet this morning. Thinking Spring! And walking again on the trails. Wishing you all a good week filled with joy!
|Karen||posted 1-Apr-2014 1:28pm|
147.6. I have no idea why my weight keeps going up, but I am committed to weighing myself everyday (as opposed to ignoring it and hoping it goes away)...
|Karen||posted 2-Apr-2014 6:45am|
Ate well, walked for a half hour got on the scale and gained weight again! 148.4 I refuse to give up
|Anonymous||posted 3-Apr-2014 12:48am|
Is it your time of month? I find I gain water weight of almost 4 lbs and it goes away right after
|ANNIE||posted 3-Apr-2014 9:22am|
Hi Karen, Looks like your holding the site together. I don't have much to talk about but I'm trying to lose this weight like everyone else. I am avoiding sugary sweets and breads. It's a hard thing to do. Daily struggle. I'm reading Made To Crave book I believe it will help me. Its putting food where it should be in your life not something to do when your tired, bored or any other feeling you have that you think food will fill that void. Keep Trying I AM. ANNIE
|Karen||posted 3-Apr-2014 10:43am|
147.8 it may be hormonal...not sure to be honest. Thanks Annie-- we will just keep trying one day at a time! The key for me is not to get discouraged and give up... It helps to know others are struggling too. Hope you enjoy the book!
|2 gorjus||posted 3-Apr-2014 11:05am|
Morning everyone. I've decided to get back in the swing of things. I stepped on the scales and I am up four pounds. I don't know what I am doing wrong. Well, yes, I do, I am eating too late in the day. I can't seem to break the habit of snacking after 8 PM. Also, my thyroid medicine hinders my weight loss. My dr told me it would be harder to lose weight while I am on Levoxyl. But I can't use that as a crutch. Sprong is nearly here and I am going to try walking again. I'll get on myfitnesspal.com too. That helps to keep everything written down. Let's do things right this summer.
|Karen||posted 5-Apr-2014 7:02am|
144.4. Nothing like a stomach virus to get me back on track! :/
|2 gorjus||posted 5-Apr-2014 3:46pm|
Yep, a stomach virus will help you lose weight every time. Watch it, though, it's very easy to gain it all back when the virus is over.
|Karen||posted 6-Apr-2014 11:40am|
144.4 that is very true! I am using it as a reset, but now I need to use this opportunity and keep making good choices. I hated the feeling of helplessness watching the scale go up and up and feeling bloated and having my clothe not fit right. No food is worth that.
|Karen||posted 6-Apr-2014 11:41am|
Sorry, clothes. Wish there was an edit button :)
|Kathy||posted 8-Apr-2014 7:40am|
One of my back molars is loose cuz I bit into an olive with a pit, in a Greek salad . So no nuts right now, Plus I have to eat very slowly. Had Chili and baked potato with broccoli and cheese (Wendy's ). It tasted great. Karen. How tall are you? That's probably a good weight for you. Going to eat oatmeal with a little quinoa and blueberries for breakfast now.
|Karen||posted 8-Apr-2014 8:11pm|
144.2. Hi Kathy-- yikes! Your poor tooth! Will it eventually heal itself and get firm again? I am 5'8"
Wishing everyone good health and peace.
|Karen||posted 11-Apr-2014 9:43am|
Ugh...147.2. Going for a walk :)
|Karen||posted 12-Apr-2014 7:31am|
146.6. Going for a walk again today. It is the best way for me to be more conscious of what I snack on. I think to myself, "You just walked for 40 minutes, do you really need that Nutella?" It gives me a little extra willpower and it is good for my health overall. I just need to overcome my initial inertia...
|Karen||posted 12-Apr-2014 4:13pm|
Nutella, s'mores made with peeps, Doritos and no walk...why is it I don't do the things I want to and do the things I don't want to? Thank God this pathetic weakness doesn't extend beyond food...
|Karen||posted 13-Apr-2014 7:20am|
146.4. I am a firm believer in fresh-starts. Today is a new day, filled with new challenges and new joys. I will not rob this day of its strength by also carrying the burden of yesterday and all my past failures. We are made to live in the present moment both in mind and body. Wishing you all good health and peace!
|2 gorjus||posted 13-Apr-2014 1:00pm|
Well said, Karen. I will start over anew, also. Today is day 1. Not tomorrow, but today. Right now.
|Karen||posted 14-Apr-2014 9:34am|
146.4 amen 2 g!
|Kathy||posted 14-Apr-2014 9:44am|
Karen, Nope, the tooth does not heal-It was a perfectly good tooth- I only lost about 1/4 of the molar - I have a great dentist-He can fix it with a crown-it's a 2 part process-but good dentists are wonderful!
Karen-do you live in California-You seem to have weather that is good for walking. Do you listen to music while walking? Washing floors counts, so that's my exercise today.
|Anonymous||posted 14-Apr-2014 3:47pm|
A setback is only a comeback that was what I was told when I eat unhealthy.
|Mat||posted 14-Apr-2014 11:01pm|
I been having good and bad days...I keep saying this is my cheat meal! Ahhhh
I was down to 142...now at 145- after my cheat meals all weekend!
Weekends are the worst with all the events
|2 gorjus||posted 15-Apr-2014 8:18pm|
Yes, Mat, I have a problem with weekends, too. With my thyroid problem, it's extra hard but I'm trying very hard. The weather isn't helping. Sunday it was in the upper 70's. Today we had snow on the ground and it's in the lower 40's. That's Indiana for you...