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getmebackto150 - Thursday May 05, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 195.2

So last night my company took us (all of the managers within our system) out to a very fancy celebration dinner at one of the hottest, most expensive restaurants in town... It was on the top floor of a 20 story building right in downtown Albany with a view of the skyline and a roof top deck...  I decided ahead of time, not to stuff myself, but not to "limit" either... Here is what I had...

2 "spoon appetizers" filled with multicolored roasted beets and goat cheese
1 lobster stuffed mushroom
Salad of mixed greens, blue cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers w/ vinegrette
1 roll w/ herb butter
1 giant crab cake over 1/3 cup rice and fresh herbed green beans and carrots
1/2 of my lava cake
1 beer, 1/2 vodka,club, splash of grapefruit, about 1.5 or 2 glasses of wine...

I thought I did pretty well... Not great, but not awful...  The crazy part is, I was not overly impressed with the food... Especially knowing they spent over $120 per person on the dinner/open bar!!!  

With all that said... I did not count calories or workout yesterday...  Today I am back with a vengance!!! 

B:  turk'y burger (80) on whole wheat roll (120) 200

S:  vitatop 100

L:  lean cuisine meal (270) w/ added veggies (20) cottage cheese (90) orange (50) 430

S:  almonds 150

Pre gym small dinner whole wheat roll (120) egg (70) LF cheese (40) 230

D:  1 cup steamed broccoli (20) 3/4 cup rice (160) 1 cup orangbe tofu (300) 480

Total so far: 1540

Goal: Under 1800

Exercise: 10 minutes on eliptical, lifting legs and lifting chest

 

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 45.2 lbs to go!

lifestylechange on 05/05/2011:
YUM to that food! Hope you have a great day!! :)


liza36 on 05/05/2011:
Out of everything you listed, the roasted beets and goat cheese sounded the most delicious! How fun to be treated to dinner. Have a good day!


Supercheese on 05/05/2011:
wow thats a lotta dough for not a great place. went i went to LV, we spent around 60 dollars per person and the food was still blah - but then again id go for pizza and a milkshake over that stuff ahaha


~Moody~ on 05/05/2011:
Lobster stuffed mushrooms~YUM!!!! Glad you enjoyed yourself!!

Hope you're having a great day!


sweetpea1977 on 05/05/2011:
lobster stuffed mushrooms sound great. Sorry the food wasnt as good as you expected it to be. At least it wasnt your money that got wasted. What a pricey meal!!


V on 05/05/2011:
You did REALLY well...I would have taken "open bar" as a challenge, LOL Seriously, it takes alot of will power not to succumb to a decadent spread...Have a good one!!


sweetpea1977 on 05/05/2011:
lol at V's "open bar" comment. :)


moogy on 05/05/2011:
Special occasions require a little 'wriggle' room, sounds like a wonderful evening. Well done with keeping the alcohol intake under control. Excellent work!!


thinkpositive on 05/06/2011:
I agree with many comments. Sometimes it's just worth it to indulge but you obviously kept things under control. And I envy you that you can buy the vitatops. I miss them- can't buy them where I live.



getmebackto150 - Tuesday May 03, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 195.2

Not sure what happened to me last night... All the way home from work I was trying to decide between gym and running... I went home and did neither!!!  And I ate too many calories last night...  I think I was overtired or somthing... Anyway... I went to the library and got a few new books anmd just chilled... I did weigh in this morning and it was once again scary....   Tonight I have no choice but to at least work out a bit as I have golfing tonight...  Hoping and determined to make the rest of this week a good one!!

B:  whole wheat hamburger roll (120) egg (70) lf cheese (40) 230

S:  trail mix 250

L:  Moe's streaker w/ tofu 600

S:  fiber plus bar 120

 

Total so far: 1200

Goal: 1800

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 45.2 lbs to go!

h82bfat on 05/03/2011:
Hope the rest of the week finds you "back on track" & bursting with energy. Have fun golfing!


sweetpea1977 on 05/03/2011:
Come on girl, you can do it!!!!


Supercheese on 05/03/2011:
same thing happened to me........ate WAY too much and just sat around and felt blah....today im feeling the consequences. We can go it!!


hollybelle on 05/03/2011:
Well, I have been so excited in the morning and throughout the day about working out when I get home and then come home and collapsed on the couch and fallen asleep, actually! I find that if I sit I'm doomed. I am just going to not sit when I get home......we'll see how that plan goes!


hollybelle on 05/03/2011:
P.S. I could counter-act this by exercising in the a.m. - but that would probably make too much sense! LOL!


~Moody~ on 05/03/2011:
I know it's tough getting a workout in sometimes. What I have learned to do is tell myself "just 30 minutes" and I can stop..Usually I end up going longer than that..The trick is GETTING STARTED!! Hope you have fun golfing tonight!


V on 05/03/2011:
You CAN do this!!


Umpqua on 05/04/2011:
I hope the rest of your week goes better, and I hope the golf is going well!


moogy on 05/04/2011:
Those days do tend to come upon us unexpectedly. I hope you have a better day tomorrow.:)



getmebackto150 - Monday May 02, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 195.2

My weekend was a little out of control on the eating/drinking front... I ate really well on Saturday but then ended up having a party w/ lots of alcohol saturday night... Yesterday, hubby was VERY hungover and convinced me to get pizza... oops...  Hubby and I did run a practice 5k though on Saturday which is HUGE as the farthest I had ran so far this year is about 1.5 miles...  My time was 40 minutes, about 6 minutes slower than last years best race time, but at least I have a starting point and I can work from here! 

I'm happy to report that I am not feeling guilty and down b/c of my weekend slip ups... They were a part of life (and for me I realistically know they always will be)  I'm facing today determined and excited for a healthy week!!!  I didn't weigh in today, but I will be back on the scale tomorrow...

B:  2 veggie egg white and cheese wake up wraps 300

S:  2 oranges 100

L:  weight watchers rice and beans (300) cauliflower (15) vitamuffin (100) 415

S:  100 calorie bag of popcorn 100

S:  greek yogurt (100) sun chips (140) 240

S:  Vitamuffin 100

Total so far: 1265

Goal: under 1800

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 45.2 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 05/02/2011:
Glad you arent feeling guilty about slip-ups. Im still learning how to deal with that!

Anyway, good job on the 5K!

Have a healthy week!

PS. Thanks for your sweet comment. Hugs!!


lifestylechange on 05/02/2011:
HAVE A GREAT DAY:)


tangalyn on 05/02/2011:
hope u have a great day :) xx


Umpqua on 05/02/2011:
Great job on the practice run, sounds like a good weekend for you overall. I hope it's a great week!


~Moody~ on 05/02/2011:
Life is all about balance..so enjoy those weekend slip ups from time to time!

Great job on the run!


V on 05/02/2011:
Amazing job on the run!!! I totally get what you are saying about just being a normal person having a drink and yes you can do it all as long as you go extra hard with your workouts on the day after..You got this lovie!!!


hollybelle on 05/02/2011:
Yes, you ran and that's what is important! I had to laugh because I first read your post as not feeling guilty about "sit-ups" instead of slip ups! I was so confused for a minute! LOL



getmebackto150 - Friday Apr 29, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 195.2

I was absolutely STARVING all day yesterday... It never let up... I ended the day at 2030 calories...  a little high, but I'm ok with it... I did 6 minutes on the rowing maching and lifted back and chest... it was only an ok workout but better than nothing... I'm taking today off from exercising, but tomorrow I have a hike over some majorly hilly terrain planned with a friend!!  Last time I did this hike, I was in better shape and still very sore, so it should be a great workout... I'm SO glad its friday... Totally ready for the weekend!!

B:  california turky burger (80) wheat roll (120) 200

L:  homemade sesame broccoli slaw (250) wasa crackers (90) and hummus (40) vitamuffin (100) 480

S:  cauliflower (20) orange (50) 70

D:  SUSHI!!!   2 spicy tuna rolls (400) 1 "nanuto R roll" it was thinly sliced cucmber wrapped around crab and avacado... very low cal... (50) 450

S:  apparantly I was too hungry for the sushi lol... I had 1 frozen manacotti from teh frozen meal hubby and stepdaughter ate (210)

Total so far: 1410

Goal: under 1800

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 45.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/29/2011:
A hike sounds wonderful, I hope you have a great day and weekend!


sweetpea1977 on 04/29/2011:
Thank you so much for the link. That helped put things back in perspective for me. :)

Great job on the exercise yesterday. You have been kicking butt with your workouts, so Im sure your body needed the extra calories. Thats one reason why I like the zigzag calorie method as it allows you to have higher calorie days without having any permanent damage on the scale.

Enjoy that hike!!


moogy on 04/29/2011:
Well with all that working out you would have got away with those calories and still lost weight. I hope that you have a good weekend and get some relaxing in.:)


~Moody~ on 04/29/2011:
I love hiking..sounds like the perfect workout! Have fun!!!!


h82bfat on 04/30/2011:
THe hike sounds great! And yes: Something is better than nothing! I wonder what that is, when you're hungry all day? Maybe it our bodies craving certain nutrients now that we are exercising more...? Girl - I don't know, but is sure sounds good, right?! ;c)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/30/2011:
you may have ended high in calories, but i can pretty much assure you that you did still burn them all. that's not too many calories! :-D keep up the GREAT work!



getmebackto150 - Thursday Apr 28, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 195.2

**Update**  I am totally and absolutely STARVING today... Seriously... I could eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!!  Trying to stay low calorie, but sheesh, this is crazy!

Yesterday was another great day!  Kept the calories just under 1600...  Did a homemade 48 minute interval training workout w/ weights and gravity outside!!!  Then after dinner did another 24 minute walk/run!!  Today I did remember my gym clothes so I'm going there for weight lifting for sure, and possibly some cardio as well as its very rainy here today!  My new plan is on days I really am not in the mood for cardio, I powerwalk... I enjoy it in the good weather and it isn't "hard" so I don't have to psych myself up for...

B:  arnold thin (100) 2 egg whites (30) laughing cow (35) 165

S: 1/3 cup lf cottage cheese w/ peaches 80

S:  carrot sticks (20) california Turky burger no bun (80) 100

L:  homemade sesame broccoli slaw (200) greek yogurt (100) blackberries (40) 340

S:  vitatop (100) wasa crackers (90) laughing cow (35) 225

S: almonds 150

D:  indian meal... somthing spicy w/ lentils I bought at the store (300) brown rice (230) cauliflower (20) 530

S:  I needed somthing big and that took a lot of chewing... LOL  big portion of airpopped popcorn w/ ICBINB spray... 200

S:  Ugghhh the hunger got me... I had 2 slices light toast (90) 1.5T peanut butter (150) 240

Total so far: 2030

Goal: 1600

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 45.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/28/2011:
You are on a roll with the eating and exercise, wahoo!


Supercheese on 04/28/2011:
Yeah o figured thats what i need to do..CHUG, water that is lol. I agree..Good weather usually motivates me as well :D


sweetpea1977 on 04/28/2011:
YAY! I am loving your exercise, foods, and energy!! Keep it up Love!


lifestylechange on 04/28/2011:
Yes! CREPES! Dang it.... I did skip a lot of the good fillings and stuck to mostly fresh fruit and a little dark chocolate drizzle....but STILL!


Supercheese on 04/28/2011:
maybe youre hungry because youre working out a lot more? thats usually my case lol


~Moody~ on 04/28/2011:
Fantastic day yesterday! Hoping today is just as successful!!! (i hate those hungry days..ugh)


V on 04/28/2011:
Great job!!! You will see a loss very soon!!!


moogy on 04/28/2011:
Hang in there, it sounds like appetite and not hunger, caused by some strange female activity going on inside you!!! Good going with your calories and your exercise!!


V on 04/28/2011:
I take Jacked as well!! :) I love the feeling it gives ya when lifting but you have to be careful about what you consume.With that being said, Jacked really does work but if your focus is more on shedding the lbs, I would suggest taking another supplement...Jet fuel is great, also redline, Lipo6hers black or meltline....I am sure you know jacked has a little creatine in it so you might want to hold off on taking that til you get closer to your goal weight....Jet fuel or Lipo6hers are at the top of the list on the muscle and fitness chart for getting leaner and shedding lbs so I would check those out(as long as you don't have heart problems)....Oh hey I am going to send you a message via fb with another supplement you might be interested in, including before and after shots :)


hollybelle on 04/29/2011:
As hard as your working out it's natural to be hungry. Just make sure you fill up on foods that are big in volume and low in cals. You are doing wonderfully!



getmebackto150 - Wednesday Apr 27, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 196.2

**UPDATE**  Its SO nice here..I went for an after dinner run/walk... I ran 6 more minutes and then walked for 18!!

I forgot to bring my workout clothes to work and didn't feel like wasting the gas to drive home and then back to the gym so I improvised and got in a 48 minute workout of the following:

2 sets of 15 hammer curls with 10 pounds weights

2 sets of 15 concentration curls w/ 10 pound weights.

1 set of tricep dips off the bench -10

7s with the weights for biceps

2 sets of tricep raises w/ 10 pounds (20 first set, 12 2nd set)

1 set on each side of 1 handed tricep raises

18 minute power walk w/ a few bursts of running mixed in.

2 sets of 12 front and side raises each with 5 pound weights

2 sets of 15 upright rows with 10 pound weight

After the power walk, during the other sets, I did the following intervals to keep my heart rate up:  20 step ups on my bench surround the apple tree in my yard, 20 fake jump ropes, front, and both sides plank.

Then I did about 5 minutes of abs...  I did this all outside in my backyard... YAY for spring!!!!!!!

Well I was PERFECT yesterday and my weight is up today... LOL!  I'm sure its just a fluxuation...  calories ended up at about 1370 and exercise was a 1 hour golf lesson... hit LOTS of balls so my back is feeling it today and then a 30 minute walk/run... I alternated 3 minutes of running/3 minutes of walking for the whole 30 minutes...

Today's plan is the gym for a brief lifting session and either walking, running, or a combo afterwards!  I'm happy to report it was 85 and sunny here yesterday!!!!!  Today its suppose to be sunny and in the 70s... FINALLY!!!!!!!

B:  Banana (80) tomato basil pizza burger (120) on bagel thin (100) 300

S:  carrots (30) hummus (50)  blackberries (30)  60

L:  Indian eggplant frozen meal (300) chobani yogurt (130) 430

S:  grapefruit sections (60) mashed cauliflower (100) cheese stick (60)  220

D:  Quorn Turkey burger (90) w/ lettuce, tomato, pickles, spicy BBQ (40) whole wheat roll (130) green salad w/ veggies (25) light ranch (80) tortilla strips (80)  445

S:  small portion sesame broccoli slaw 100

Total planned so far: 1585

Goal: 1600

Progress as of today: -2.4 lbs lost so far, only 46.2 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 04/27/2011:
Yea, that has to be a fluctuation, so its good to see you're not worried about it. Im betting your body noticed your increased intensity and is trying to rebel. Just keep on top the exercise and great food choices and you will win the battle. :)


Umpqua on 04/27/2011:
Sounds like a weird fluctuation to me, you'll be down soon. Great job with the food and exercise yesterday!


moogy on 04/27/2011:
Yes, defiinetly just a weird water gain. You keep going with your great exercise and excellent calories. Hang in there, a couple of days should give you a real reading.!


~Moody~ on 04/27/2011:
Fantastic job improvising your workout! Very creative and it sounds like fun!! WTG!


V on 04/27/2011:
I am totally feeling your energy!!! It is wonderful! A breeze of fresh air wafts around you, it is your determination :) LOVE IT!!


sweetpea1977 on 04/27/2011:
GREAT JOB!!!!! I am SO proud of you!!!!


Supercheese on 04/28/2011:
at first i saw the 10 lbs and improvise so i thought u used 10 pounds of ground beef lmao...theni saw the weights ahah. good for u!!



getmebackto150 - Tuesday Apr 26, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 195.0

*Update* today's workout was my 1 hour golf lesson and then a 30 minute run/walk... I alternated 3 minutes running w/ 3 minutes walking 5 times each....

Totally dead set and motivated today...  I've  been periodically stepping on the scale for the last few weeks/months and its been a little scary, but today was a tipping point... 195.somthing... 195  WTF? I have never weighed 195... what a scary scary wake up call... I've been eating pretty healthy, but not tracking consistently and not staying low enough in calories... Unfortunately I am not the type of person who can eat "pretty healthy" and not gain weight... I need to strictly monitor everything...

I also had a long talk w/ hubby 2 nights ago about how I've been depressed seeming and very very down... He actually noticed this more than I did... We basically (well he, with me grudgingly agreeing) traced it back to when we decided to try to get pregnant... Going into the whole thing with the Drs telling me it probably won't happen naturally, blah, blah, blah, really has taken more of a toll on me than I ever imagined...   About 5 years ago, when hubby and I were dating, he wasn't sure if he wanted more children (he has a 13 year old daughter) and at the time I was ok with that... Then when we got engaged, I was pretty sure I wanted a child in the future, so we talked about it, and at the time we decided we would, but we would never go to any extraordinary measures to have one...  I had no idea I was at risk for having issues back then...  Well fast forward to my latest MD appointments and they are basically tellilng me that I have about a 25% chance of having a child "naturally"  but because my only issue is scar tissue from surgery, that I will be a great candidate for IVF if it comes to that and I shouldn't worry b/c I can definitely have a kid...   Well I've been freaking out and really upset b/c I was under the impression that hubby would not do that... Not to mention it costs about $10,000...  Anyway, long story short...  Hubby is actually as excited and determined to have a kid as I am and he is more than willing to go throught IVF if that is what it comes to...

Now I don't even know if when it came down to it, I would do IVF, but just knowing this and seeing how on board with everything he is, really made me feel LIGHT YEARS better!!!  Not sure why I didn't talk to him about this earlier, he is amazing and my best friend and has never been anything but supportive of me throughout everything I've done in life, but who knows...

Anyway, its like I've awoken from a trance...  I see how blah and heavy I have gotten in the last 8 months and I'm saddened, but terribly motivated!!!  I WILL lose weight, I will have complete control over my eating and I WILL get into kick a$$ shape!!! 

I've updated my weight to the cold hard truth and it starts... TODAY...

B:  2 slices light toast (90) strawberries (30) 1.5T peanutbutter (150) 270

S:  banana 80 apparantly I didn't bring a banana like I thought I did lol!

L:  lean cuisine (230) w/ added mushrooms and broccoli (20) hummus (60) peppers (20) carrots (20) 350

S:  LF cottage cheese w/ peaches 100

S:  apple (50) vitatop (100) 150

D:  quorn filet filled w/ goat cheese and cranberries (280) mashed cauliflower (200) 480

Total so far: 1350

Goal: 1600

Exercise:  Golf lesson and SOMTHING else!!

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 45 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 04/26/2011:
OMG, that's a serious subject, girl :-( I mean, with children. Some people who want/deserve/could afford to have children just can't, and then you have those starving, mistreated, abandoned, etc. children all over the world, it makes one angry and questioning the existence of the Allmighty... Well, I agree it's a possible cause to your depression and turning towards eating... I hope you get out from it and 25% is not that bad, maybe they underestimate it also... Anyway, I'm 200% with you! We never give up on any level! xoxo K.


Umpqua on 04/26/2011:
Good for you for stepping back to evaluate everything that's been going on, and also for having a heart to heart with your hubby. That's great that he's on the same page as you about the IVF, I'm sure you feel so much better about that now! Good for you for recommitting to your health and charging forward, you can do this and we are here for you!!


sweetpea1977 on 04/26/2011:
Im in tears right now. Im so glad you and hubby are on the same page regarding your mental and physical health and your desire to have a child. Im also very happy that you have gotten your wake up call. Sometimes, its takes a scary moment to wake up the determination that has been hidden away for so long.

We're here for ya babe!


sweetpea1977 on 04/26/2011:
aww, you're welcome! You mean so much to me and I all I want for you is to be happy. :) Love you!


KathyBlue on 04/26/2011:
we have the same age then :) I'm from 1981 too.


KathyBlue on 04/26/2011:
12 August :) Meow... :)


thisisit on 04/26/2011:
Conversations regarding serious topics where we didn't know how the other party would feel but in which we find out that our thoughts match can have an amazing effect on the psyche. I am happy that you and your husband had that conversation and it has helped you. But, should you ever need an e-shoulder to cry on or someone to simply talk to, remember, you have a couple dozen ladies willing to listen to you, feel with you, and guide you (if necessary). Many times, just talking about it to people makes me feel much much better, even if nothing has been resolved.

You are still very very young. Anything and everything can happen.

Just out of curiosity, how do you feel about adopting? I know for many couples that simply isn't an option.

Great job with getting the motivation again. :)


~Moody~ on 04/26/2011:
So glad you and hubby talked and are on the same page~I wish you the best of luck!!!!


thisisit on 04/26/2011:
In that case, sounds like it's time for you to get preggo. Then we can have another DD baby! And I will get to call someone Preggo for 9 months (unless you tell us late, at which point I will still get my fill ;) lol)

Good luck, love, and remember, we're all here for you.


moogy on 04/26/2011:
I am glad that you and your husband tracked down what the problem with your feeling was. I wish you luck with trying to get pregnant with IVF, it is a heartbreaking process but does sometimes end with a beautiful baby. Please check out all the facts before you go ahead, success rates, number of times needed to succeed etc. I say this because I have friends who have had success and failure with the process and I feel it is better to be well informed before starting a process. Best wishes to you:)


V on 04/26/2011:
I wish you all the luck in the world :) You deserve both baby and the body you desire :) You deserve it all!!


mysterywoman100 on 04/26/2011:
I know you have probably been trying but sex is great exercise and since you might get pregnant what a great side effect. My exhusband only had 1 testicle and the Dr said we only had a 50% chance of having a baby. So I wore my poor husband out and I swear he kicked and screamed all the time lol. But 1 year later I was pregnant and now we have a great 6 ft tall, intelligent, sweet, 31 year old son. Dont let depression ever get you. Life is too short not to have a good time.



getmebackto150 - Monday Apr 25, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 186.8

I hope everyone had a great easter.   Mine was pretty good...  We ate at MIL's house. She did make a great salad, but everything else was pretty unhealthy.. I had small portions...  Today should be a good day!  Unfortunately, my legs are still SO sore it is painful to do ANYTHING... I slept horribly last night as it was super painful to even roll over!!  I definitely will not be running today!  I'm hoping to lift some upper body!

Hubby works as an HR manager for a contract food service management company at a college.  They are opening a Moes... So as an assignment we have to go eat dinner at Moe's tonight and write down all the prices and his company will pay for it!!!  I'm vowing to get the small burrito and stay clear of the chips!!!!!

B:  veggie burger on pepperidge farms roll 250

S:  cottage cheese 180

 S:  mini cadbury creme egg...  I had to have just 1 piece of easter candy!  50

L:  Tandoori chef indian meal (380) citrus salad (70) strawberries (30) 480

S:  deep chocolate vitamuffin 100

D:  Moe's Streaker burrito: w/ tofu, rice, black beans, cheese, guacamole, salsa, lettuce 6 chips crumbled on top 500

S:  skinny cow ice cream cone 150

Total so far: 1610

Goal:  Under 1800

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 36.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/25/2011:
I used to be a secret diner at Bertucci's, it was fun but could be dangerous. Your plan sounds good, have a great week!


sweetpea1977 on 04/25/2011:
Glad you had a good Easter. Small portions - Awesome!

Thanks for the comment you left me. Im still a little sore, so maybe you're right. I hope I have a "least sore day" soon so I can test your theory. I feel like Im constantly sore, lol!

Enjoy your Moe's treat. And yes, stay away from those chips because they aren't anything special!!


sweetpea1977 on 04/25/2011:
lol, love your chip and salsa solution. :)


KathyBlue on 04/25/2011:
we're going to regain our willpower, girl! :D I support you, you support me, so we have our backs protected, hihi! :D


tangalyn on 04/25/2011:
wish i only had ONE piece of easter candy lol... good job :) hope u have a great day!


moogy on 04/25/2011:
I hope that your legs ease up for you. Good luck with sticking to your burrito plan!!!


V on 04/25/2011:
Wonderful job today :)


h82bfat on 04/26/2011:
Great job on only have 1 peice of Easter candy! Wish I could say the same... No matter what room I'm it, it's as if I can hear my dgtrs Easter basket calling my name! The horror of it all!! Have a great day! :c)



getmebackto150 - Saturday Apr 23, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 186.8

Hello ladies!  Today is is dreary and rainy here... Sigh... maybe I need tomove sooner rather than later... LOL...   I'm mostly annoyed b/c hubby and I had a plan to get our outside ready for spring/summer today... Does not look like that is going to happen... I guess we will tackle the less fun, but still just as necessary ceaning of the inside of the house... I had a nice relaxing night in with my husband last night and I went to bed pretty early so I'm feeling well rested and with a much more positive attitude...  I'm really going to focus on getting lots of exercise today and eating healthy...

B:  egg (70) LF cheese (45) and hot sauce (0) on bagel thin (110) 225

L:  thai tofu burrito:  550

 

Total so far; 775 

Goal: 1800

Goal:  at least 2 hours of exercise/activity...

Update:  Just did an 11 minute abs and back workout on workout tv on demand:)

12 minutes very steep brisk walking on treadmill (12 incline, 3.4mph)

1st legs lifting workout in a long long time!  I'm not going to be able to walk tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 36.8 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 04/23/2011:
glad ur feeling good today.. sorry about the weather, its the same here all dark n rainy.. hope u have a good one!


Umpqua on 04/23/2011:
I hope you're having a great weekend!


hollybelle on 04/24/2011:
I'd like to retire to some climate that is dry - Arizona? Maybe NewMexico - I love Santa Fe......I'm tired of the rain and the rub is - this summer we will be begging for rain - the wonderfully green grass we are enjoying between showers now will be brown and crunchy! Good walk on the treadmill!


sweetpea1977 on 04/24/2011:
great job with the exercise! yea, I am holding on for dear life when I go down the stairs. I swear my legs feel really wobbly when stairs are involved. Getting up from a seated position is pretty difficult too, lol!

Hope you get some warm sunshiney weather soon!


V on 04/24/2011:
I hope you had a good Easter!!



getmebackto150 - Friday Apr 22, 2011
(counting calories)
Weight: 186.8

Really feeling down today... blah... just frustrated with life... Hubby thinks I'm showing signs of depression...  not sure what to think...   I tend to have a manic personality to begin with (big highs and lows) but I have been down lots lately...  I think the news from the DR last week isn't helping, and I haven't consistently "stuck" with being strict with food and exercise...  I did get on the scale this morning and I am back up to my highest weight ever... Not sure how to motivate myself at this point...  The lack of spring here in upstate NY is really getting to me...  Yesterday night when I really wanted to go running out side for example, it was 38, cloudy and 50MPH wind gusts...

On a positive note, after my major talk w/ hubby last week he is doing AMAZING with his eating and working out... 

B:  trail mix 270

L:  cottage cheese (90) morning star farms lasagna (270) orange (50) 410

S:  vitatop 100

Total so far: 780

Goal: under 1800

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 36.8 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 04/22/2011:
Thanks for the comment you left me regarding sore muscles. That makes sooo much sense!!

Sweetie, don't take this the wrong way, but I have sense a little bit of sadness in your posts lately. Im sure that your recent visit with the doctor has weighed heavily on your mind. Being stuck on a plateau and dealing with a long miserable winter doesnt make it any easier. Back in Dec 2009, I finally reached a breaking point with my extreme mood swings and depression and sought professional help. Just talking to a professional who was neutral to my circumstances made a huge difference.

As for motivation, all I can say is that you have to want to change to be motivated to change. If you think you have that desire to change, dig down deep and bring it back with baby steps. I've seen you motivated in the past, so I know it exists in there somewhere. You just have to believe in yourself and make it happen.


sweetpea1977 on 04/22/2011:
I talked to a primary health care physician because at the time I was uncomfortable with the thought of asking around for therapist referrals. I let him know this as soon as I walked in and he understood. He did a quick physical on me, listened to me sort my problems out, and helped me come up with a plan of action to help me feel better emotionally and physically. He prescribed me some sort of antidepressant and told me to take it on an "as needed" basis, but I didnt need it. He also gave me a few referrals on therapists, but I never called them since I felt like I was more balanced after talking to him. I think just having an outsider listen to me took a lot of pressure off of me. It was nice being heard and to know that I dont have to be perfect to be happy. :)


Hackersdiet on 04/23/2011:
Have you ever heard of SAD Seasonal Affected Depression? Maybe you have that. They sell lights that give off the full spectrum and the light makes your body and brain think it is not winter and then your depression may lift. Also, try sticking with a routine as much as possible. Make a list of minimums to do each day (brush teeth, make bed, get dressed to the shoes, etc.) Make it a short list for the first few weeks and reward yourself with positive comments every time you succeed. You can beat this!



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