Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 45

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  1. by   sddlnscp
    Awesome Jess - that is so cool! I really don't know how much more I need to lose, I just am going by how I feel and clothing size. My first goal was 50 lbs. and I am slowly inching towards that. Had been at 45 for quite a while, but have lost a couple more - think by this weekend, I will be able to maintain at 50 rather than bouncing up and down. Yeay!!! Another 50 would thrill me to pieces, but I will be happy with smaller goals of 20 or 25 at a time until I reach a good weight.

    Well - I got an appointment set with my Dr. for Wed. morning, so hopefully I can quit worrying between now and then . . . otherwise I will be a basket case.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from cyberkat

    Going to Olive Garden tonight which should be a real challenge. Weigh in is tomorrow at noon, so we'll see if this has been doing any good.
    .
    The breadsticks and alfredo dipping sauce Hard to resist and my #2 son ALWAYS orders that.

    There are low fat options and they are actually good. Just order that big salad bowl and stay away from cream sauces and breadsticks.

    steph
  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Awesome Jess - that is so cool! I really don't know how much more I need to lose, I just am going by how I feel and clothing size. My first goal was 50 lbs. and I am slowly inching towards that. Had been at 45 for quite a while, but have lost a couple more - think by this weekend, I will be able to maintain at 50 rather than bouncing up and down. Yeay!!! Another 50 would thrill me to pieces, but I will be happy with smaller goals of 20 or 25 at a time until I reach a good weight.

    Well - I got an appointment set with my Dr. for Wed. morning, so hopefully I can quit worrying between now and then . . . otherwise I will be a basket case.
    That is the way to do it. When I was 275 lbs and decided to change my eating habits......I made a mini goal of 10 lbs. When I reached that goal I kept setting more. Time flew by and before I knew it I had lost 140 lbs. The biggest challenge is to keep it off. I have kept it off for over 2 years now and am so happy. I only gained about 15 lbs and I truly believe it had to do with getting married, cooking 2 meals a day everyday and the birth control pill. I decided to stop it and I have noticed I lost a few lbs and am much better. I don't feel bloated like I did on it.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   sddlnscp
    Thanks Jess! And to you as well. You have done so incredible, I only hope that I can do as well and keep with it!!! Is your class going any better yet? What are you guys having to do in this class? I am so curious.
  5. by   Tweety
    I was trying to put this image in my sig, but didn't work. I doubt pics are allowed.

  6. by   Katnip
    Quote from stevielynn
    The breadsticks and alfredo dipping sauce Hard to resist and my #2 son ALWAYS orders that.

    There are low fat options and they are actually good. Just order that big salad bowl and stay away from cream sauces and breadsticks.

    steph
    Yeah, avoid them while everybody else is eating them. *sigh* Ah well, I'll do my best with it and see what happens on weigh in tomorrow.

    I like those ticker thingies.

    I think as far as weight goals, I'm going to shoot for 10% of my weight off at a time. I have about 45-50 lbs to lose altogether. Sheesh, how did that happen?
  7. by   sddlnscp
    Well guys, I was checking my BMI at http://www.consumer.gov/weightloss/bmi.htm and was very happy to find that I have gone down two categories from being in the upper "obese" (right before extremely obese) category down to one point under the "overweight" category - WooHoo!!! Nice to look at it that way. So I guess my next goal will be 33 lbs, which would put me at the high-end (but at least in) the normal range. Ok, now I feel better.



  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Thanks Jess! And to you as well. You have done so incredible, I only hope that I can do as well and keep with it!!! Is your class going any better yet? What are you guys having to do in this class? I am so curious.
    I have that class Wednesday, praying it will be better. I had lab Saturday and she seemed a bit different. We are preparing bacteria cultures and slides.

    You?

    By the way, after having lost 50lbs (like you).......I noticed a tremendous change. I even looked younger and started wearing make-up again......lol

    Focus on the positive you will do fine.

    I feel like such a loser at times because it was much easier to lose all that weight before than it is to lose the last 19 I want. Dh isn't too happy about my diet. He says to lose no more than 10 or else.....hehe
    Last edit by Jessy_RN on Jan 16, '06
  9. by   Katnip
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Well guys, I was checking my BMI at http://www.consumer.gov/weightloss/bmi.htm and was very happy to find that I have gone down two categories from being in the upper "obese" (right before extremely obese) category down to one point under the "overweight" category - WooHoo!!! Nice to look at it that way. So I guess my next goal will be 33 lbs, which would put me at the high-end (but at least in) the normal range. Ok, now I feel better.



    Grats! Two categories down. That's great.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from cyberkat
    Yeah, avoid them while everybody else is eating them. *sigh* Ah well, I'll do my best with it and see what happens on weigh in tomorrow.

    I like those ticker thingies.

    I think as far as weight goals, I'm going to shoot for 10% of my weight off at a time. I have about 45-50 lbs to lose altogether. Sheesh, how did that happen?
    Kat - I never said I was able to always avoid those darn breadsticks and sauce.

    Cut yourself some slack. One lunchtime meal isn't going to make or break you.

    steph
  11. by   sddlnscp
    Kat and Jess - thanks for the encouragement.

    Steph - you are right about the one meal thing, every once in a while, we have to splurge on ourselves.

    Jess - I am like you, those 50 lbs. really weren't that hard to lose. I didn't feel like I was really depriving myself or working hard to get rid of them, but now it is getting harder. I can sympathize with your feelings because that's where I'm at too. You have done so well though, you will be able to lose those last stubborn pounds in no time!

    My classes don't start until the 23rd, so I have one week of R&R left. I have to go take the NET on Wednesday though and I am a completely, manical mess right now! Plus, going to get that spot on my leg looked at right before that test, I am going to be a blubbering idiot until those are both over with and off my mind! I am really worried about not passing that test, I hope I can pull it off. That and totally freaked out about what my Dr. will say about that stupid spot.

    I am bummed today, so forgive me for hogging this thread, but I am really needing it today. I feel depressed, which is not like me, but I think I could easily go off in a corner and sob for the whole day. Thanks to all of you who understand.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WAY TO GO Sarah!!

    Hello everyone. Seems we have a really lively board going on here. GREAT!
  13. by   live4today
    (((((((sarah))))))) go to a corner, curl up in a warm blanket, sob your eyes out for one minute (set the timer), then get up and move forward with your life. :kiss

    [color=#483d8b]i've had to learn the hard way to not spend much time moping, crying, and dwelling on things that i can't change in and of my own power. so...call spilt milk what it is, dry it up, and begin again. everytime you get knocked down, get up and begin anew...forgetting the painful times, but n[color=#483d8b]ot forgetting the lessons learned from those painful times. :flowersfo:icon_hug:

    stevielyn...i luv olive garden, too! i like their lasagna and salads the best. haven't eaten at an olive garden in quite some time now though. no money to eat out right now. that alone helps me to drop the pounds.

    jess...perhaps that instructor was nervous about something else that had nothing to do with the students. time will tell. you just keep being you. :icon_hug:

    kat...i want to lose at least 70 pounds myself. i don't weigh myself though. it's bad enough going to the doctor every two months and getting weighed by those skinny healthcare techs on staff. i like to go by how i look in the mirror (from head to toe in my birthday suit). that alone skeers the heck out of me, and is my strongest encourager to lose weight.

    ate cheerios for breakfast. pb&j on whole wheat bread with applesauce for lunch. plan to fix sphaghetti for dinner again due to lack of choices in the kitchen cupboards right now.

    talked to dd#3 re: rice diet. she will email me the food choices sometime today. as soon as i get them, i will post them here for you all to see. patience children!
    Last edit by live4today on Jan 16, '06

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