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don'tstoptrying - Wednesday Aug 18, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 192.4

                             Wednesday Morning Check-In

It's a great morning, I got a voice mail on my cell very early (before 7) that my son who is a senior this year passed his Tak test.  He had to retake the English portion because he failed by 1pt.  He is very dyslexic so we are so relieved.  I told him this morning that when he gets up he has to first stand on his bed and do a little dance.

I have my food planned out for the day:

B: 1 whole grain Eng. muffin w/ ww cream cheese, 1tb no sugar cherry jelly

Sn: hard boiled egg instead I drank a protein drink 110 cal.

L: Turkey sandwich on whole wh lite bread, 1 cup of light Progresso Ck noodle soup,1/2 apple son suprised me with a 1/2 club sandwich from Subway. Nectarine

Sn: 1/2 apple & a sm piece of light cheddar cheese

D: Turkery burger and salad

Oh and I did very well at the pizza buffet last night, I had 1 sm. slice of ham and pineapple pizza and salad and green beans, and one little piece of cookie. 


Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/18/2010:
Wow, you did really well at the pizza buffet last nite! :-)

legcramps on 08/18/2010:
Great news!

just42day on 08/18/2010:
Congrats to your son! Also, you did an excellent job at the pizza buffet! Much better than I could ever do. Pat yourself on the back and have another great day!

moogy on 08/18/2010:
One proud momma, such good news, especially as he has had to deal with an extra difficulty. How clever are you? Have a wonderful day. Oh and good job at the buffet.

V on 08/18/2010:
Congrats on your son passing his test!!!! Oh btw I am in Chicago

don'tstoptrying - Tuesday Aug 17, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 192.4

Good Morning in DD land!  Thank-you, Thank-you Thank-you for everyone's comments and encouragement.  Exactly what I needed, and I feel much better this morning.  Of course the scale was much kinder and gentler to me this morning which always helps, lol.   This seems to be my pattern I almost always have a great weigh in the morning after my official weigh in.  I think God is teaching me perserverance and patience in this weight loss journery, but darn't doesn't he know I could also use this on Mon. night!  Ok I'm going to try much harder to check in on our site much more often.  I can see that those of you that write daily are having much more success than I am, so I really need to try harder to tap into this help on DD.  I guess working at losing weight is really about trying to do it better today than you did yesterday until eventually it is  totally second nature to eat and exercise in a healthy way every day.  Off to make my oatmeal with blueberries for breakfast.  I'll check in later with my food that I've eaten for the rest of the day this evening.  Have a happy,and healthy day everyone.  Thanks, for being here for me :)


Today's Food: 

oatmeal, 1 cup of 1% milk, 1 c of blueberries 

2 corn tortillas, 1/4 c of FF refried beans, 1 1/2 TB shredded cheese, a little bit of chicken, chopped tomatoes and onion.

Sn: 1 cup of Progresso Light soup and 1 piece of LF cheese

I'm off to a Project Graduation meeting we are having at a potential party site.  This is also a dinner meeting with a pizza buffet, YIKES I'll really have to use all my will power to just have one piece of cheese pizza and leave those darn dessert ones alone.  I'll eat lots of salad.  Wish me luck lol.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42.4 lbs to go!

2luvself on 08/17/2010:
We look forward to you coming back more often. Have a good one today luv.

legcramps on 08/17/2010:
You're so right about working at it until it becomes second nature. Hang in there!

Maria7 on 08/17/2010:
Hope you're having a nice day. :-)

V on 08/17/2010:
:) We always have your back girl!

just42day on 08/17/2010:
Glad you're having a better day. I see many more in your future!

moogy on 08/17/2010:
I am wishing you luck for the pizza buffet. One slice of pizza, lots of salad and STEP BACK FROM THE BUFFET TABLE LADY. LOL I am so pleased that you are feeling better today. We all have bad days - can't think of anyone here who hasn't. We miss you when you are not here so read the diaries get inspired, supported and realize we are all in this together, good, bad and sometimes ugly!!!!! I wish you a very successful day.

don'tstoptrying - Monday Aug 16, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 192.4

well another stay the same in the weight saga again.  Tonight was weigh in and I maintained.  I had a good week until the weekend and I quit counting points on paper and only in my head.  I'm sure I had more pts. then I realized and it was my husbands birthday, so too much celebrating.   I'm really not happy but I keep telling myself to just try and start back on track tomorrow and try harder to keep track of everything I'm eating.  I increased my protein this week which did help in feeling less hungry for sure.  I just want to start seeing some decent results because it's getting harder to stay motivated and to pay that money each month.  Is there anyone else not seeing results even though you feel you're putting the work in but none of the payback?

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 08/16/2010:
Oh sweetheart, read my entry for Saturday, I know that WW works it really is about how much we stick to the program. I am sure you know this as well. Those extra mouthfulls, the occassional treat all add up to nulify our weight loss. I used to go a few months ago (well, actually, now I think about it - it was a year ago) but found that I didn't learn anything I didn't know and wasn't very keen on the leader. I find it more helpful to follow the program (although I have swopped programmes at the moment) and wtite down every single thing that passes my lips, being really honest and reporting here. I find that the girls on this site are more supportive and encouraging than any meeeting I could attend. I hold myself accountable to them good or bad. (This week was very bad - even though I tried very hard). You can lose weight if your head is ready to really commit to it. Good luck.

just42day on 08/17/2010:
Hang in there. I completely understand your frustration. While I have never done WW, I know the frustration of not losing weight as quickly as I would like. Some days I can deal with better than others. A few things keep me going: I'm not gaining (that could change when I get on the scale this morning...) and not gaining is a victory in my book plus I know I'm eating healthier than I had in years. Maybe talk to your counselor at WW to see what he/she suggests? Like moogy, I do feel the support from people on this site. I think we all just need to find what works for us. I think frustration, unfortunately, is a part of this darned process and changes just don't happen overnight. I have to constantly remind myself of that. Good luck. I know you can do it.

biscottibody59 on 08/17/2010:
In your previous entry you mentioned being "really tired lately." Next time you see your dr, if you haven't in the last year or so, get your TSH checked to see if your thyroid is functioning properly. A poorly functioning thyroid can also stop wt loss dead in its tracks.

Good Luck!

don'tstoptrying - Wednesday Aug 11, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 192.4

 Food Update for Tues. 2 sl.of wh wh lite toast, 1 1/2 Tb. P.B., 1/2 C blackberries, 1 c of 1% milk.  Lunch: 1 hard boiled egg, 1 cup of canned grapefruit, snack: 1 ww string cheese and 1 apple.  Dinner :  Hamburger on wh wh bun, mushrooms, tomato,onion, pickel,mustard, and sliced cucumbers.  Snack: 1 cup of strawberries.  22 pts. Yeah! by making sure I had enough protien at each meal I was much more satisfied today.  And letting myself eat meat was such a treat, I very rarely eat red meat, but I started craving a hamburger. I've been really tired lately and so I think I needed some iron, I've had trouble a few time with being anemic.   I did great on exercise yesterday.  In the morning I did a very sweaty 50 min. walk and then in the evening I took my first weight lifting class at my gym.  I really enjoyed it, I'm one of those people that actually like to exercise.  I just wish my body looked like it does.

Today's Food: B: yogurt w/ 1 cup of strawberries& 2 Tb.of nuts, coffee & creamer Lunch: 1 can of tuna, 1tb. of lite mayo, 1/2 chopped apple and 16 whole wh. wheat thins.  Sn. 1/2 apple and a string cheese.  Dinner: chicken & ? Off to go walking but think I'll do it at the mall today.  It's so hot here.


Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 08/11/2010:
You had a great day, well done. If you plan what you are going to do with those points and include protein with every meal it really does make a difference. I hope you have another good day today.

V on 08/11/2010:
I am an anemic as well. Make sure you take your vitamins with iron! That burger sounds yummy!

don'tstoptrying - Tuesday Aug 10, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 192.4

10:00 am  Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments, I was definatey in need of them!  So because I'm not seeing results that match my work I will try to also let you all know what I'm eating.  Feel free to make comments.  I have to get to the grocery store today!   The only protein other than cheese or lunch meat I have in the house is P.B.  here's what I've eaten so far. B:  2 slices of lite wh. wheat toast, 1&1/2 Tb. of P.B., 1cup of 1% milk, and 1/2 c of blackberries.  I will have tuna and whole grain crackers for lunch with some cucumbers and tomatoes. Will update later.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42.4 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 08/10/2010:
ur food sounds good for today.. be sure to keep the grocery shopping on the healthy side... have a great day :)

liza36 on 08/10/2010:
Hang in there! I seem to lose and gain the same few pounds too. Haven't gotten far with WW this time around, but that's because I am not as focused as I could be.

Are you getting your 2 oils in? I read on the WW boards that it will help and some see a loss after getting in their healthy oils. I've even resorted to adding a teaspoon into a smoothie, and you don't even taste it. Good luck with your plan!

V on 08/10/2010:
i hope you have a wonderful day!

moogy on 08/10/2010:
I hope that today went well for you and that you are feeling a little more positive and determind to stay in charge of your food.

don'tstoptrying - Monday Aug 09, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 192.4

I AM SO FRUSTRATED!   Just got home from WW, tonight was my 5th weigh in and because I keep gaining and losing the same half pound my total weight loss is at 1.6!! This is so maddening to me that I don't know what to do.  I talked with the leader tonight and she looked at my f.d. and said I need to eat more protein,  2 weeks before that it was get in more dairy.  I am doing that better but I do see where I'm not eating enough protein,  maybe this will help.  I just want to start seeing some results or I'll be a very old woman before I reach goal.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42.4 lbs to go!

V on 08/09/2010:
I feel you on that girl, I had quite the trying day at my weigh in as well.. I am feeling alot better now :)

moogy on 08/09/2010:
WW does work, you just have to work the program, make sure you eat protein, complex carbs and lots of vegies and of course the water. I have on several occasions lost lots of weight with them. If you write down what you are eating we can help you stay on track. Hope you have a better week.

V on 08/09/2010:
Hey if you don't mind post your menu today maybe one of the girls can give you a few pointers. Weight watchers has an awesome magazine and it is full of great ideas and recipes. Thank you for your comment! I truly felt like such a weirdo,lol good to see I am not alone ha ha

tangalyn on 08/09/2010:
im sure u will start seeing better results soon, just hang in there and do the best u can.. i know how u feel.. plz stay positive, have a good day :)

don'tstoptrying - Wednesday Aug 04, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 192.4

Exactly one week since I last wrote, and Mon. 1 month of attending Weight Watchers.  This month as been a lesson in patience and perseverance.  My weight loss has been much less than I expected.  I'd hoped to lose at least 1 to 2 pounds a week but this is what actually happened.  1st weigh in - 2. 1, 2nd wk maintained, 3rd week +.5 4th week -.5, so in four weeks a total loss of 2.1.   This is very frustrating because I'm really trying hard to do all that I'm suppose to.  Just hoping that August will bring me more than a 2lb. loss, losing this slowly can be quite discouraging but I keep telling myself that this time I'm in it for as long as it takes. How much did some of you lose in July? Just curious I know we are all different.  All in all it's been a great summer.  I've got to spend some great bonding time with my son.  We just got back from a morning bike ride, being in Texas you have to go befor 11:00 this whole week it's in the triple digits and the heat index will be 110 today!   Speaking of Stepehen it is his 18th birthday today.  Have a great and healthy day!

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42.4 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 08/04/2010:
july was my worst month so far... i did a lot of losing and regaining :( so i think my total real loss was like 0 lol...but i guess i am to blame for most of it. didnt do nearly as good as i could have. august will be better for sure!! im sure it will be for u too.. have a great day :)

just42day on 08/04/2010:
Sorry you haven't lost as much as you'd like right now. Look at it this way -- you didn't GAIN which is very significant. A few weeks backed I gained a little over 2 lbs from a very fattening, sodium laden dinner (which was fabulous) but it's taken me nearly 3 weeks to lose that. Very annoying. Yes, we're in it for the long haul so try to patient -- something I have tell myself everyday. I'm sure you'll see more positive changes soon. That's great that you got a bike ride in already today. Stay cool!

don'tstoptrying - Wednesday Jul 28, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 193.5

Today was a great day I got to go on a nice long bike ride at the park and then in the Fort Worth Stock Yards that is not too far from the park.  My son and I went this morning before it got too hot although, it was still pretty warm because of the humidity.  Then we came home made great sandwiches with lots of veggies.  After that had to go downtown to get a copy of my husbands birth cirtificate so he'll be able to get his passport for our trip in Oct.  After that went to my well woman check up and it was neat to see my blood pressure was 110 over 68. I normaly don't have high blood pressure but this was the best and I contributate that to more exercise this summer.  My older son came over and we all went to Chick Filet for dinner which was good and bad.  I've been trying hard all day to stick to my points but at the same time get all my dairy which of course gets my pts. up so eating there tonight made me over 30 pts.  it's ok cause I'm still not over the extra you get for the week but it's still a long way until Mon.  It sure seems 22 pts. is almost impossible for me if I eat out at all.  I know that's why we get 35 extra for the week but even with that it can be difficult. I hope all of you have had a great day and a healthy one.

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 43.5 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/29/2010:
Wonderful job on the bike ride. I love to ride. It's it fun?? Also - early in the a.m. is great and on the bike you always can get a "breeze" so it's not as bad as it might seem even in hot weather. The humidy here in KY has been killing me all summer, though! Hang in on that 22 point count. You can do it - it will be easier over time. Would it help to get some suggestions from others on how they squeeze out points by changing things just a little - the type of bread or other products they use to do it?

hollybelle on 07/29/2010:
About how long it's taken me to lose 10 lbs - well I've been on this site a long time. Ups and downs. A good rule of thumb is that you are "safe" and comfortable pace to lose is 10% of your body weight in 6 months so if I weigh 170 10% = 17 lbs and 17 divided by 6 months = about 3 lbs per month. Another way to look at it is .5-2 lbs per week so 10 weeks = aboaut 10 lbs on average. Just remember we don't accumulate it overnight and we don't get rid of it overnight, either. Living a healthier lifestyle really has taught me patience. In fact, I have noticed that everytime I have GAINED weight has been at an "impatient" time in my life. So learn patience = lose weight. That's been my observation, at least. Hope this helps.

don'tstoptrying on 07/29/2010:
Thanks, it's very easy to let myself get impatient, but I'm going to keep perservering and probably pulling my hair out at times too, lol

don'tstoptrying - Tuesday Jul 27, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 193.5

Ok,so I weighed in last night &was up.5 after working my program for 14 days,(last week I maintained).  Yes, it was hard but I still know I'm in this for the long haul.  I read my bible again this morning and was again reminded to be patient and stand firm and to not  grumble.  To have perseverance.  The scale this morning shows a loss, last night it didn't.  So officially I gained .5 unofficially I loss 1 lb.  I like encouraging quotes and have a book I write them in when I find them. One I'd written down came to mind last night after my dissapointing weigh in. "I've learned it doesn't pay to get discouraged, it's a waste of time."  Lucille Ball  So yes, I'm dissapointed but not discouraged.   I will continue my journey to slimdomhood yet another day and another day after that and another day after that and for the rest of my life God willing.  Today I will remember to write it if I bite it  Have a great day working your program everyone, and thank you soooo much for your encouragment and bits of wisdom you are learning along this journey we are on together. 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 43.5 lbs to go!

loveray on 07/27/2010:
Hi lady. Hope all is well. Thanks for your sweet words- it has definitely taken time, determination and a constant gentle vigilance with regards to what I put in my body. I started on this journey at a little over 190 lbs. when I was 17 years old (12 years ago) - I went to a nutritionist and with her help, probably lost about 40 lbs. within a year and a half. I stayed around 150 until my junior year of college, and lost about 10 more lbs. by not drinking alcohol and exercising more with my boyfriend at the time, who was a trainer at Bally's. My mom got sick and I kind of lost my appetite for awhile and went around 120- and maybe below, which was not healthy. About 2 years ago, I started to get back into my yoga routine and building muscle and finding a plan that works for me...and overall, coming to terms with a lot of underlying issues that contributed to my eating patterns. Still, it is a conscious struggle, but I think about 130 is where I belong, give or take 5 lbs. Hope that helps! Its really just for me awareness, eating whole types of foods and putting a good energy around the times I eat (as in, try not to eat in anger or in guilt). Good luck and dont hesitate to ask questions if you have more!!

Moody3 on 07/27/2010:
Wonderful attitude~Patience and persistence WILL pay off~I am a big believer in turning to God for strength, to pick me up and push me forward when I am weak~=)

Keep working the program~it'll work..I bet you're due for a big loss soon!!

Wishing you a great day!

sweetpea1977 on 07/27/2010:
I love this entry! I love your attitude towards your weightloss journey. Thanks for the reminder of practicing patience and sticking to your goals. :)

V on 07/27/2010:
We all can do it!

moogy on 07/27/2010:
You sound as if you are settling into a good place. It is for the long haul. We will have ups and downs but we are not failures until we stop getting up after we have been down. You keep going, writing everything down you eat and maybe how you are feeling when you eat. That might help.

don'tstoptrying - Sunday Jul 25, 2010
(Weight Watchers)
Weight: 193.5

Haven't written since Thurs.!   Only 1 pt. over on Thurs. for the WW program I'm following but Friday another story.  We went on a road trip and I ate out twice, there goes 43 pts.!  Sat. (yesterday) was good only 21 pts. and I was very physically active most of the day.  Went to 1 hr. pilates class.  went for walk with hubby and dog and did laps in the pool.  The scale unfortunately is not reflecting my determination this week, but I keep telling myself I'm in it for the long haul.  This is and will continue to be my way of eating and living. Being always conciencous of what I put in this mouth.  Choosing to eat as healthy as possible and being physically active. I can do this, I will do this, This Is Who I Really Am.

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 43.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/25/2010:
Great attitude and exercise. I'm sure you'll see more results soon!

KathyBlue on 07/25/2010:
do you enjoy pilates? I start it in September! :)

Moody3 on 07/25/2010:
Great attitude is right~It's all about balance...You are doing so well most of the time, so allow yourself some slack when your routine is outta whack!! It's life!!

WI3 on 07/25/2010:
Congrats on doing pilates for an hour! LOL I can't do pilates to save my life and it is the one type of workout I'd love to do! Keep going forward and don't beat yourself up or throw in the towel!

moogy on 07/25/2010:
That's the girl - get back on the bike (figuratively speaking) and keep going. Yes! you can do this!

V on 07/25/2010:
that's right day by day! You can do it!

balloonlady on 07/26/2010:
Gotta look at the long view... sometimes it takes a little extra time to show reward for our effort, but it comes.....

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