Well at least you enjoyed your vacation. That's always a plus. Good that you're already back down so soon after your vacation. Bathing suits! Oh no. The thought makes me cringe. I'm maintaining 140 right now, but I would really like to loose another 5lbs. No time to work out really. School, kids, cleaning, & husband take up all my time. Love all of those things though, except the cleaning. View Thread
I'm glad you enjoyed the belly dancing class & that you are almost to your goal weight. Have fun on vacation. I'm down to 140 now. Almost to my goal weight. 5 lbs to go. Now I need to start focusing more heavily on body toning & conditioning.View Thread
I'm at 144lbs right now (146 on my bloated period days). I'd like to get down to 125-130, but my hubby said that's too skinny. He is all for supporting my weight loss & if I decide to go for that weight he will support it, but he thinks it will be too unhealthy & I'll loose my big butt he says. I know he is actually more concerned with me getting to an unhealthy skinny weight because of my past issues of anorexia. I still struggle with not feeling "skinny" when I look in the mirror no matter how small I get, but now as an adult I'm more aware of my issue & have better control over it....I think. I'm trying to loose my post pregnancy weight from our 2 daughters. I was 125 prior to having them & then 168 after the 2nd daughters birth. Anyhow I think a more healthy & reasonable goal weight for me is 135. I promised my husband I wouldn't try going lower than that until after I reached that weight & maintained it long enough to fully decide if I was satisfied with my figure at that weight. His opinion is that it's my body so it's ultimately up to me, but he wants me to be smart enough to keep in mind my mental issues with my physical appearance so that I make healthier choices.
Anyhow, I'm sorry you weren't able to get to your belly dancing class. I hope you can make the next one. I think you would like yoga. I thought about taking hydroxycut,but my husband says it pretty much pure ephedrine & that's the base of meth....so I think I'd rather do it on my own anyway. This way I'm making life style changes that become permanent. That's great that you are finding time to work out at home when you're not going to the gym.View Thread
That's amazing. I'm glad your kitty is improving. Also, it's good to go back & start at the beginning sometimes....you know 1st the plant & then the pet & then....well the rest assuming the 1st 2 go well! I knew you would do well with this little kitty & it's more what you describe your life to be suited for. I'm happy for you & proud of you. I think I like tofu better in curry, so I'd go with the chicken. Good going with your body changes. I'm sure your SO is loving it.View Thread
I'm very happy for you & my DH says that is awesome (about the kitty & it being therapeutic... he loves cats). Give her time & she will come around, we adopted our cat when he was about 6 months...he was abandoned. & yes I'm proud of myself for my current GPA, but nervous about next term because it is going to be hard to maintain it considering how bad I am at math. Oh well, it just means putting in twice the effort. Good job on your weight loss. I'm thrilled for you! Alright dear, well my next term starts Monday so I will check again when I get a chance. TTYL.View Thread
Hi hun! I know I haven't checked in in a while & I'm sorry. I have been so busy, but this term is coming to an end & my next term is about to start (Algebra! Yuck! I suck at math). I'm finishing the term w/ a 4.0! So proud of myself. I am down to 144lbs now & into my size 10s, soon enough I'll be back to my 8s & done with my weight loss journey. only 9lbs to loose & I'm averaging 1lb a wk now.
Anyhow, I haven't checked on you in a while & I have been thinking about you & your SO, my DH even asked if I had talked with you &how you're doing. So I just wanted to know if all is well & tell you hi & I'm thinking about you. You're a nice girl & I have come to care about you (especially with your recent but past struggles). Anyhow I hope you're doing great with your weight loss & all. I know you have an amazing support system w/ your SO. Hope to talk w/ you again soon & just know you're in my thoughts.View Thread
Right now I'm 2 days behind on my classes & I have an assignment due tonight! Thank goodness I do online schooling. I have been lazy & sleeping in, I think I just miss my DH, it just sucks that he is gone for 3wks this time. I miss him so much. My kids have been mean little girls for 3days & yesterday I was thankful they actually acted right, so I took them to the library & got them some books & we did the art project event at the library. They had fun & I got some books for my research paper for substance abuse class....& then some McDonalds ... It was late when we left, so I didn't have time to cook for a reasonable hr. So I was 145 & now I'm 146. Totally disappointed about the 1lb gain, but I know I'll get it back down. I seriously need to get a better schedule together & work exercise into it.
I'm glad M's back home, I'm sorry your emotional status is only so-so, but give it time & you'll be alright. As far as "friends" go, if they aren't acting like real friends then they are a waste of time & energy in my opinion. Just move on from that friendship in your life. Alright hun, well off to class I go. Ttyl ok.View Thread
Hi hun, not to high jack this post, but I can't find ours.... I'm sorry you had a difficult moment, but I think your emotional status is about more than just food & you know what I'm talking about. How you been doing with all that? You ok with your SO being gone & being alone?
Things get tough sometimes, & we all fall once in a while. The important thing is to pick yourself up, dust off, & get going again. You're stronger than you think & than you give yourself credit for. I'm proud of you. You have been pretty dedicated about coming on here, you have focused strongly on your diet, but you had a bigger set back than mac n' cheese. You still have to come back from that. The scale will go back down & you will be pleased with yourself again, but until then you should be proud of yourself anyway....because at least your making the effort. I'm sorry I'm not on here as much lately, I feel guilty because we kind of kept each other on track for bit there...& of course my diet is going well, but the work out not so much. Being practically a single mom with a OTR husband, 2 toddlers, & working on a college education doesn't always give me time to check back...but I told you if you post in our post it's in my watchlist & I'll respond same day (except weekends when DH is home). I enjoy "talking" with you on here.
Anyway you just keep working on it. You're doing great, but you know it takes time & none of use are perfect. We all give in once in a while. Look at me. I can't remember the last time I worked out, but I keep staring at my work out dvd's & when I have the time I sit on the couch & watch t.v. instead! My life is exhausting, but it's not an excuse. I should be working out when I have the time & instead I'm being lazy & have been for a while now...while you, well you ate some mac n' cheese & now your back on track. I'm not trying to down grade what happened, because people should respect your requests with things like that whether they get it or not, but you have a lot to be proud of too. You have been working really hard to accomplish this life style change & all I'm saying is one bad day isn't going to annihilate it. Well hun, much love as always. I am proud of you. Hit me up on the other post if you have time ok? ttyl.View Thread
I'm glad you got use out of the info, even more so that it helped some. I'm proud of you for making a really tough decision, & I think you made the right one for your life hun. I'm glad you're getting so much closer with your SO. I'm glad you're cutting out some of the partying & getting serious about your life. I'm happy for you. It's nice you & your SO are talking about engagement. Hope that all works out for you the way you want it to. I had a very non-traditional, small wedding. I wore a very short black & white lacy dress with 6" white heals & a white lily in my curled red hair & my entire floral & skull leg tattoo showing. (it goes from the top of my foot to my knee) It was great, & then we had our reception at a country bar & played pool. For us it was perfect & concidering all the options in Vegas (where we are from but no longer live) get the perfect wedding there isn't that hard. I'm glad I met you on here. You're a good person & you have helped me with my weight loss & I'm glad to have helped you. Thank you for being my "friend" (since it's online)....well my husband is going to be home for the weekend so I'll talk to you Monday.View Thread
Yea I usually don't have trouble loosing weight as long as I stick to it...my problem is staying motivated....with everything else in my life sometimes my own health feels like too much work. Unfortunately that's the way it seems to go for a lot of women & even some men...especially with kids...what you need/want tends to get put on the back burner. Well this year I am dedicating to myself. My new years resolutions : quit smoking, loose weight, tone my body, be happier with the me in the mirror, do good in school ( which I'm doing for me!), go after my own wants (all too often I put myself aside for my husbands dreams...for almost 5yrs it's been that way, this yr it's my time), work on improving my oldest daughters attitude & focus on her studies (she can write her ABC's but now I want her to start to spell & read & learn her #'s & some basic addition before kindergarten). I know she is only 3yrs old, but she is too smart & if I don't encourage that she gets bored with things that are for her normal age group & that's when she acts up. When I push her intellectually she tends to do better all around. It adds to her pride too. Anyway I'm sure I'll have the other 14lbs off in about 3 months...maybe a little longer if I continue to not work out at all. Oh by the way...I got a b on this weeks science test, so already doing better.
On to you my dear, I'm glad you doing better. I'm glad you heart is healing...just take that one day at a time. Sometimes I'm sure you will have bad days...but then the next day you'll be back on top again. It will be ok. I promise...trust me, I know more about this kind of experience then you know, but I wont get into that on here...a little too personal for me & it was a long time ago. Could you imagine being 26 with a 9yr old?....just saying. Anyway, did you ever look into any of that info I gave you? Did any of it help? If not you should still hold onto it in case you need it one of these days ok? Don't forget I'm here if you need me...if you want to talk privately just give me your e-mail. I always check my e-mail...more than once a day, especially since my classes are online & class updates get sent to my e-mail. I'm so happy for you you & your SO. I'm glad you have turned this into something positive. I'm glad you guys are discussing your future more now & have positive intentions with one another going forward. Life is what you make of it my dear. Bad things happen, but for a reason...when you can be open minded enough to see the reasons, the rest falls into place. We can all turn negatives into positives if we look hard enough for the good. I'm an optimistic type...it took a long time to get to being this way & a lot of changes in the way I thought about things, but now I seem to find the silver lining on most things. I haven't lived an easy life, but I wouldn't have had it any other way...I am who I am because of my life's path & I like who I am & where am at....& it took the bad just as well as the good to get me here. Don't get me wrong...I'm not religious, actually the opposite I'm atheist, so I'm not by any means trying to preach to you...but when you look for the bad you will find it, it's harder sometimes to find the good, but if you look for it...you will find it too. Talk to you tomorrow.View Thread