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Cybermom4 - Tuesday Sep 23, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 160.6

Well, my dr visit went well. My weigh in 3 months ago was 176 and yesterday I weighed in at 164. (165 really but i asked the nurse to take a pound off for my shoes and she did) I didn't get all the 'praise' I had hoped for but I did have a nice chat with the nurse about strength training and exercise. Now if only I would get back to my walking every day. I haven't walked for over 10 days I think. I do hit the trainer but honestly, I believe it's the combination of the trainer and the walking and the eating right that helped me loose my weight.

I did talke to my dr about my stress levels especially with my new job duties and kids sports schedules. I'm already on a med for stress that i take 'as needed' and we decided that I need to 'check for stress' during the noon hour and if i feel at all edgy, i should take the med. I did that today and honestly I was much better. I just have to admit that there will be days when I need the help of the med and be thankful that we have meds to assist. Feeling edgy and stressed and anxious just is not a good feeling so instead of fighting it and 'hoping it will just go away' I can take the med I need and it's O.K.

Well, I'm just rambling ....and I'm hoping to catch the last 1/2 hour of the biggest loser...so Good Night to you all and may your tomorrow be a new day - aimed at being glad for the steps you've taken and planning the next step you will take ...........Take care

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 20.6 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/30/2008:
Tonight is another "biggest loser"..... HOpe all is going well for you!...Take Care......

thinnside40 on 10/09/2008:
Have you walked/trained/ate right to 160 yet?.... I know yer busy...Just wanted to let ya know that I haven't forgot about ya in yer absence.... Take Care!

Cybermom4 - Monday Sep 22, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 160.6

Wow - it's been two weeks since I've posted~ my days just fly with my work - I am so busy with trainings and meetings, this year is very different than last year. I'm learning that I have a hard time being flexible - especially with the traveling. I'm not sure why it is so hard for me - my children are old enough (ages 13, 15, 16, 19! definitely old enough and my hubby is home!) that they can manage a couple over nights of me away - yet I still feel like I'm stretching my limits when I have to travel. We even bought a GPS that is awesome for traveling and gives me comfort knowing that I won't get lost (which i have done many times before) - There's really no reason for me to stress over my new duties, but for some reason I still do. any thoughts?

During my trips - I'm an awesome eater - I eat healthy small portions - probably because I can order them and don't have to make them myself :) I don't gain weight, but I don't lose either - which brings me to today's post -- I have my Dr. appointment this afternoon and I'm so excited to hop on the scale. I know my weight will be up a few pounds b/c it will be the afternoon and i'll have shoes on, but my weight will still be at least 10 - pounds lighter than 3 months ago! I can't remember now if I last weighed in at 176 or 172 - either way I have lost -- yippee!

I have gotten off my walking track since I've been so busy, but I hope this week to get back on track. I definitely did much better when I was 'reporting in' to DD every day. I just read somewhere, you should always tell someone when you exercise or eat right. Telling someone about it makes it more likely that you will do it again. I have still been going to the trainer 2x/ week for 30 min so at least I'm getting my strength training. But Dr. Oz (oprah) - says it's just as important to walk 30 min a day even if it's in 10 min segments. ...-- well i'm rambling.....and since it's 4:43 a.m. - I think i'll close for now :)

Well, I'll be sure to post again soon and enter in my results from the dr. Thanks for listening!

I wish all of you a very successful day of eating and exercising!!

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 20.6 lbs to go!

anewhb on 09/22/2008:
Ohhh, good going to dr. appt and being lighter! WOW - I want to lose 20 lbs - and it just doesn't seem to want to come off. About the traveling and stress. I travelled a lot with my last job. I am one who always thought it was easier to be away from younger kids than older ones. Especially middle schoolers. Every day is precious. Maybe you will adjust - I don't know how many nights a week or a month you are gone. If it's only a few try to enjoy time on your own and allow the family at home to "do for themselves". It's good for them. You are doing awesome. Keep up the good work.

thinnside40 on 09/22/2008:
Funny...We both have our appointments the first day of fall....... I read an article in "FIRST" magazine on Saturday evening that made me think about us...... It was about walking..... I will be posting more on it tomorrow, but if you get a chance, I would encourage you to at least get the October 13th issue and start reading on page 22...Cover is lil' cute Kellie Pickler.. Personal stories of women who have walked/worked off up to 200#'s and their techniques.... I was encouraged to read the first story so much and may look for the book "Never say Diet" written by the once 350# woman....

Have a great day..... Good luck @ the appointment....... You are wonderful!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/22/2008:
haha! thanks for your encouragment that i'm doing awesome at 130! lol, it's one of my highest weights actually! however, i guess this year i've spent much time there!

you've been doing GREAT! congrats on your own 10 lb loss!

thinnside40 on 09/23/2008:
Oh please Oh please Oh please Oh please tell me that your Dr. visit went so much better than mine did.......Please?????????

Have a great evening!

Cybermom4 - Saturday Sep 06, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 160.6

Just got back from the trainer - had a good 1/2 hour workout. Went shopping with my daugher last night and bought two shirts one in L and xL - all the 1X were too big - yippee -- one day I'll be back to Mediums I hope - all in good time.

Had to move out all my size 16 pants - they are all too big in the waist and just fall off. I'm not quiet in a 12 yet but 14's are odd, well, my body is what's odd, but the 14's fit around the butt but they are too big around the waist. I have to pull the belt super tight and that's just not comfortable - so I skipped the pants for now - I've been wearing skirts and dresses to work -

I just can't admit summer is almost over - so I'll wear my summer clotes until October if I want! Just kidding - I'm a wimp when it comes to colder weather - I like to dress warm but not too warm.

--Well, this is rambling -- Well, I have two more weeks to get down to the 150's. I hope I can do it. I am prepared for my dr. visit - they will weigh me in my shoes and clothes (though i will wear flip flops and sneak them off) -- but I'm sure the scale will show ---my guess 164 - 166 for a mid afternoon appt. Still better than my last weigh in 3 months ago at 176. --

Well I'll keep eating those celery bits ( i chop celerey into small bite size pieces and snack on them through the day) and walking my 3 miles.

Our work is starting a walking program on Monday - so I'll wear my pedometer and hope to get 8,0000 steps which would be about 4 miles. The goal is 10,0000 steps / day but with my job (sitting at a computer for 8 hours) not much walking happening there. I usually walk after work when my kids are at thier sports practice.

Well - I'm done rambling - gotta love DD - I'm home and energized from my workout and everyone here is sleeping (except oldest son who left for work early) - Oh well -- I wish everyone a Super Successful Day!! We are all one day closer to our goal!!

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 20.6 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/06/2008:
8 million steps and aiming for 10 million is an amazing feat!.... He He He He He!!!!! : o ) I know what ya meant, just made me laugh, which I really thank you for this day....

YOu are doing so well and being so busy...Thanks for keeping in touch!

I LOVE ZINNIAS!!!!... Hubby plnated a row in our garden, just so I could have plenty fresh cut flower boquets for the kitchen table.....

anewhb on 09/06/2008:
Cute pictur below! Cute haircut. Your flowers are so pretty - we had a tree accident on our house and have had a construction crew in our yard all summer - so no flowers for us this year. You are doing great. We have the same goal weight and are about in the same spot right now. I am interested in your work - I see from your bio you are a cyber teacher - can you tell me how that works? You area doing great. 1/2 way to goal. Keep up the good work. I have a goal of beng lighter when I go back to my doc and I have been putting off scheduling my check up! Yikes!

Maria7 on 09/06/2008:
Wow, you're doing fantastic!!!

What a lot of walking!

Nice photo!

Hope you're having a nice day!

selina on 09/07/2008:
Hi Cybermom! I'm so happy to see your photo and see how much younger you look after you lost all the weight. You look more like a "sister" than a "mom". It's fabulous, the change! I know exactly what you mean by clothes... It's wonderful and it's definetly worth the exercise and effort!

I feel the same way about myself - My face got slimmer and I definetly look younger...

It's tough but I'm sure we can reach our goal!

Jen40 on 09/08/2008:
Oh that's so funny you mention having sizes fit around the butt and be too big in the waist. I am going through that right now; I got out some clothes I have been waiting to wear and I flew right by the right time I guess because the waist is way too big! Now I have to fling them to Goodwill. Nice photo!!! I love seeing what everyone looks like! I love your hair style, I would love to go back to short hair someday.

WI3 on 09/08/2008:
Congratulations on the smaller sizes! What a fantastic feeling!

thinnside40 on 09/09/2008:
I know you are super busy....Just wanted to stop by and say Hello to a beautiful lady on this beautiful Tuesday...

Cybermom4 - Saturday Sep 06, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 160.6

Sitting in front of the marigolds and Zinnia's on the side of our house.

Progress as of today: 19.4 lbs lost so far, only 20.6 lbs to go!

Cybermom4 - Monday Sep 01, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 161.2

Happy Labor Day!!

A really productive and lazy day for me. I had my first week back to work before the students return and I am so swamped it's unbelievalbe! Honestly, if it weren't for today, Labor Day, a day off to labor, I'd be CRAZY! I have added responsibilities this year which I didn't realize would include traveling for conferences. That means I am away from my regualr duties and have to come up with a good way of meeting all my duties plus the traveling. I will mostly be busy from now until mid November then there is a lull. Just in time for me to have a break then begin my grad class in January -- uggg - too much to think about!

The really good news is I'm still losing weight AND I'm continuing to walk my 3 miles a day. When I get home from work, I rush to get the 3 kids where they need to be - soccer, field hockey or work - and instead of just sitting in the car and waiting for them - I go to the park and walk! I keep thinking of the good advice I get from DD friends and know that the walking is not going to happen by itself and I deserve the exercise because it will make me a better person! I so want to be in the 150's before my dr. visit on the 22nd. I was there 3 months ago and I believe I weighed in at 176 - wouldn't it be GREAT to be in the 150's this time? I gotta do it....I gotta do it..... I have 3 weeks until the visit -- wish me luck :)

Hope eveyone is having a Super Day!

Progress as of today: 18.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 09/01/2008:
Too funny!... I too have a physical on the 22nd.... I am excited this year, cause I will be (or hope to be at least) <200....Dr. has been harping on me for 4 years to get there and usually haven't made it <215.....I have lab tests done on the 18th, so wil have the results the 22nd....

You are doing great & I have wondered about you this last few days especially.

Keep up the good work!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/01/2008:
congrats on all of your accomplishments! :) keep up the good work. although i don't have a physical, i DO have a wedding to go to! it's in October...if i go at it strong, i could be around 10 lbs less by then.

Maria7 on 09/01/2008:
Wow, you've been doing fantastic! You're ALMOST in the 150's! Keep up the good work! Yayyyy!!!

selina on 09/02/2008:
It's wonderful to see you back to DD and doing SO WELL! Congratulations!

sweetpea1977 on 09/02/2008:
You can do it! The 150's are only a couple pounds away! :o) Your doctor is gonna love you! :o)

Jen40 on 09/06/2008:
Whoo hoo!!! You're doing great! Where are you anyways? I want to hear how you did this week!!! Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Aug 19, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 163.4

Our family went to Norfolk VA~ went to the beach then to Williamsburg. We were gone for 5 days and ate out for just about every meal. I was pretty careful to order salads and water. When I did order a meal I would split a plate with my daughter and thus we'd eat 1/2 the portion which was plenty in most cases. I think my stomach is shirnking b/c we did go to subway for one meal and I could not finish my 6" sub. I only ate about 2/3 of it. Anyway when we got home I took my son to soccer practice and I walked my 3 miles for the first time since the trip. I weighed myself this morning and whoo hoo - I lost 3 lbs!! Went to the trainer this morning and he asked if I had lost weight. He was very excited for me and I have to admit it feels good to have accomplished so much. For this weigh in, I changed my start weight to reflect my Dr.s scale back in June (which was way off of my scale --- I believed the dr. scale to be wrong only to find out my scale was wrong ~ I was very depressed about that for several days~) But I'm better now and I think that since I did eat properly over my vacation and even though I did not officially exercise (though we walked many hours in Williamsburg) I have a positive attitued about keeping up with this healthy life style. I start work on Monday - and my kids have sports schedules but I am taking the good advice of thininside and I will make the effort to walk inbetween taxi driving because she is right, no one is going to do it for me and honestly, if I don't do it, I will end up right back at 180 lbs and feeling sluggish. I really want to reach my goal of 140 - it's still 23 lbs away but ...I think i can....I think I can......

Progress as of today: 16.6 lbs lost so far, only 23.4 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/19/2008:
I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!......I've missed you and so glad you have come back with a 3# drop....How great did that feel to see that?...Your doing what you didn't think you could do a few weeks back.....Keep at it!

You've got 23 and I've got 47 to go....We are both just shy of 1/2 way mark...Lets get 'er done!

Maria7 on 08/19/2008:
Wow you did real fantastic! Glad you had a nice vacation!!! You are CLOSE to your goal!!!

WI3 on 08/19/2008:
Congratulations!!! And if you do the exercise and eat right, that 23lbs will be off in no time! Have a wonderful evening!

WI3 on 08/19/2008:
My pep talks to myself are "your butt will always be huge if you don't go." LOL just kidding..well no, not really kidding..I DO say that sometimes. Usually on the days when I am trying to talk myself out of it. hehe

I just pack my gym bag and go to the gym right after work. It is part of my day now and my day doesn't feel right unless I take care of MYSELF. I kind of think of my gym time as time at a health retreat...just me and a couple hundred of my sweaty friends that I don't really know. LOL

selina on 08/20/2008:
Hi Cybermom! I'm so glad to hear you had a great vacation and came back lighter, nonetheless! Congratulations! I love Colonial Williamsburg, it's so much fun with (and without) kids! Wonderful exercising!

Jen40 on 08/20/2008:
You CAN do it! We were in Colonial Williamsburg & Virginia Beach in April, I miss it. :)

Cybermom4 - Sunday Aug 10, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 166.6

Hello! I've had a pretty good week as far as working out and keeping fit.

Tuesday 5-Aug walk/jog 55 min 3.0 mi

trainer 30 min

walk/jog 15 min 1.0 mi

Wed 6-Aug walked only 55 min. 3.0 mi

Thurs 7-Aug walk/jog 45 min 3.0 mi

trainer 30 min

Fri 8-Aug walk/jog 45 min 3.0 mi

Sat 9-Aug walked many miles shopping :)

I"m not as upset about the scale as I was last week and I've tried to be positive as I do see the numbers going down - yippee-

I finished my grad class this week - another yippee - and I don't take one in the fall. Only two more weeks then school starts and my daily schedule will be really packed. I've already started making daily plans so I can incorporate walking as long as the weather is still nice. I'm squeezing it in between my girls soccer and field hockey and my son's soccer practices -- having it on paper is one thing - making it happen is another! My hubby wants me to continue with the trainer which really amazes me - we're trying to keep our finances under control but he feels this is worth helping me get back to a helthy place in my life. He even said - 'it may take a year but you're doing good and you should keep at it!' I really do want to honor his support, and Lord willing, maybe my lifestyle will change for the helathy good in due time. I just have to keep telling myself - exercise is for your good and it's only one hour of your day! -- I just need a good 'quote' for the days I say - "I really do not have an hour - i'm too beat and I just don't feel like going" Any suggestions? :)

Progress as of today: 3.4 lbs lost so far, only 26.6 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/10/2008:
Look how fast an hour goes..Take the time, cause you are worth it! Nobody else can do it for you...

Have a great evening!

maria777 on 08/10/2008:
Congratulations to you on your new lower number!!! Yayyyy!!!

Jen40 on 08/12/2008:
You're doing great! :O)

Cybermom4 - Monday Aug 04, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 170.8

Sorry I haven't been around lately -- I was away for a few days for work.

I did have a little set back and I've been reluctant to post - really this is minor in the grand scheme of things but it's my hurdle for the moment - first of all, I went out of town for a few days for work and hopped on the scale in the weight room - it showed my weight as 10 lbs heavier than my scale. I knew that it could be wrong, but honestly it was weighing me similar to the scale at the dr's office (could they both be wrong?) Then a few days later the faceplate on our scale broke exposing the insides so we decided to get a new one. This scale measures 5 lbs heavier than the old one and matched the scale at the hotel. so now I'm realizing I did not begin at 170 I may have really begun weighing in at 175 or 180 and my current weight now is 170.8 :(

I'm feeling so bleak, I'm still working out and my husband even encouraged me continue with the trainer (i was going to quit at the end of august when school starts) .....I am getting stronger, but that darn scale.......... Well, I have to be honest and post my weight as it is and hope that in the next month I get back to the real 160 --DD friends - any words of wisdom for me??

Progress as of today: -0.8 lbs lost so far, only 30.8 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/04/2008:
I always have just gone by with whatever scale I started my first day with...The ACTUAL weight gone is the same regardless...... Are your clothes fitting loser? Are you feeling better? Are you happier with your energy level increasing (not when yer so busy, but overall) ? DO YOU FEEL BETTER IN ANY WAY? That is what you need to look at my friend..... Do those extra pounds you didn't realize were there make your clothes fit tighter..NOPE!

Go with what you know makes you feel successful, continue with the trainer and ignore that scale for a bit....

Jen40 on 08/05/2008:
BUT you HAVE lost all that weight from your body!! The number doesn't matter, you've come a long way already and you'll continue just as you planned. I know if it was me I would be feeling exactly the same way as you, and need encouragement to continue, too * HUGS* It's something that could be happening for ANY one of us too, My scale could be off but still I've gotten thinner and healthier and more active, so those are all good.

maria777 on 08/06/2008:
You know lots of scales weigh you differently...just go by the one you feel the BEST with and don't worry about it. If you want to change your weight that you started with, feel free to do it and don't worry about it. Sometimes different scales can be off 5 to 7 pounds or so...and you wonder...which one is right??? Don't worry...be happy! Smile!

Cybermom4 - Wednesday Jul 30, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 160.0

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

maria777 on 08/04/2008:
Hope you're doing okay!

Cybermom4 - Monday Jul 28, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 160.0

Wow - I cannot believe I let a whole week go by without journaling. My exercising was as follows:

Tuesday 22-Jul walk/jog 55 min 3.0 mi trainer 30 min

Wed 23-Jul walk/jog 40 min 2.5 mi

Thurs 24-Jul walk/jog 40 min 3.0 mi trainer 30 min

Fri 25-Jul walk/jog 45 min 3.0 mi

Saturday - break

Sunday - Day of Rest :)

Today I go to the trainer for 30 min.

I still have lots of work to do for my grad class - I have a paper due August 7, I started it Saturday and I didn't realize how many requirements need to be met....ugggg - I have a curriculum training session for 3 days this week so I won't be able to work on it at all then - or exercise... uggg again - (the training should be fun though)... Well, I just have to relax and realize that some weeks will be busy and I will not 'grow back all I've lost' in one week. I will eat healthy and drink plenty of water. Perhaps in the evenings I can go for a walk or hit the treadmill at the hotel, but if I end up too tired, I will rest and not feel guilty.

I hope everyone is well - I'll take time later to catch up and read your entries. I just know everyone is working hard and making progress!

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/28/2008:
Yea!!!!..Been wonderin' 'bout you ..... Thanks for updating, so we know how things are going..... Your a busy lady!

Good Week to You!

grumpy on 07/28/2008:
Looks like you're keeping moving, which is great and your weight shows! xoxo

sweetpea1977 on 07/29/2008:
Wow, great job on the exercise!

Good luck with your class!

WI3 on 07/29/2008:
Holy moley look at all the exercise! Congrats!

Jen40 on 07/31/2008:

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