1-12-12 Thursday Weigh-In..How is the New Year Going..Food Wise?

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#1
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Been gone all day
Know I don't want to weigh

Ate three meals out..yes I did
Tried not to eat like a pig

Do anyone of you eat one or two meals out each day
Is it hard or your making it work your way

Try to go out only twice a week for dinner
Some weeks it works..then I'm a winner

Then weeks like this..will be six meals out..what the hey
Makes me not want to even do next week's weigh-in day

What do you do when you eat out so much
Do you eat breakfast and forget lunch

Do you exercise more and drink water in ever which way
To lose the weight you might have gained in a day

No matter how many times you ate out this week
Put your foot on the scale and see if it goes down like you seek

For the Challenge your first weighin today
To those who had a loss..Hip Hip Hooray
#2
Bangor, Maine
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Good Morning Belle - I too ate out way too much this week, although it was 2 evenings only. I seem to be snacking way too much in the evenings and I've been trying lots of different wines. Unfortunately I am up this week 0.8#

Actually I'm rather proud that I am now weighing myself again --- I've just got to get my back fixed a little more, and then I will start exercising again.

Good luck to all --- hopefully everyone that posted last week will post this week on this new thread! Jan
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#3
Roseville, CA USA
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Hello,

I stayed the same, not bad. I too ate out a couple of times and not very healthy. Thank goodness I only do that now and then.

I'll have a challenging weekend, eating out a lot. I'll try to keep myself in check.

I always exercise more when I know I'm going to eat out, it definitely helps. Also I bring my lunch to work everyday, like a 5 or 6 point weight watcher meal and a piece of fruit and 100 calorie yogurt for the afternoon. Been doing that for years. That's definitely helps too.

So, I'm still down a total of 4 lbs. and looking to lose about 5 more.

Take care and I hope everyone has a good week. Diana
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#4
NY
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Joined Oct 2003
Good morning, Belle and Jan. I tried not to eat out at all this week. I always get in trouble that way. I am down 2#.

Jan, I hope that your back is better soon.

Good luck to all and I also hope all our newbies are back this week.

Rose
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#5
NY
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Diana, I was posting at the same time as you, so I didn't include you in my greeting above. Sorry about that. Staying the same is alot better than a gain so congrats.

Rose
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#6
San Antonio, Texas
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Joined Apr 2002
Good morning all!
I am up .6 of a pound this week - boo hiss.

I haven't been back to the gym since returning from my skiing trip on January 2. I was first nursing my aches and pains from falling so much, and now I'm nursing a pretty nasty sinus infection.

I told myself I'm getting back on the saddle (treadmill) this weekend, come what may.

Congratulations to the losers! And wishes for a better week ahead to the gainers!

Ann
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#7
Mesa, AZ
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Joined Jul 2009
Good job nyer! I get to gloat -down 4LBS this week!!! Hit the 30lbs total mark with 10 to go by end of Feb.

75 days since starting, the good habits have taken a pretty solid set so even eating out hasn't been a problem. Looked DW in the eye all evening at Chili's as she ate her avocado cheeseburger while I ate my salad. No cheese, no croutons, dressing on the side with a grilled chicken breast. Good company and good conversation makes it easy.

Tried a cheeseburger "protein style" at In n Out Burger while everybody else ate what they normally do - mine was wrapped in lettuce leaves instead of a bun. If you ask any waiter/waitress, you will be amazed at how accommodating they can be to your needs. Your paying for it, get what you want - they still get a good tip and business vs. me sitting at home not giving them a dime. Most restaurants these days "get it".

Walked the dog a lot, tried to destroy the equipment at the gym with furious intensity, and got the flowerbed edging in the backyard as the landscape progresses.

It's up to us - nobody can do it for us. Don't let anything be an excuse, you can live your life and still do this.

Now, Git Er Done!
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#8
Tennessee
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Joined Sep 2006
Hello everyone.

Eating out can be a challenge, but you would be surprised at how much information is out there. Some places will list nutrition information on their web site, others you can get some kind of clue by googling. That way you can go in somewhat prepared. I am big on subway when it is fast food time.

With work and still being on the sick side I only made it to the gym once for the week. I stayed the same which is OK but I would have rather lost 1 for the first week of the new challenge. Did make it to the gym today to have a better start for the new week.

Another holiday weekend this weekend for some. Just treat it like any other day, there will always be reasons to over indulge we just have to be ready for the challenge or be willing to put in the extra activity to account for the extra calories.

It is nice to see the encouragement and ideas offered by the group. Lets keep it up.

Joey
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#9
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Joined Nov 2000
Miracles do Happen..
1st one...I got on the scale
2nd one...I stayed the same

Hope there's more..
Ate out twice today!

Jan..Sorry your back is giving you
trouble. Hope it gets better. Sure
you'll get your gain off.

Disna..Glad you stayed the same.
Eating out is hard even when we
try to be good. Good on exercise!

Rose..Good loss. See you did good
not eating out. More power to you!
Do you exercise?

Ann..Sorry your not feeling well. You'll
get the gain off. Yes use the treadmill.
Told "myself" have to get on mine.

Shoot..Great loss! You got the eating out
down pat. It's not that we don't know
what to do but it's following thru like you.
I need a dog to walk! lol

Joey..Glad you stayed the same. Sorry
you been sick too. Been good not eating
fast food but the bread and sweets hard
to ignore but trying.

Everyone keep up the hard work..We can do tis!

Hope a lot more of you come back and more
new people join as they read this. We really
try to help each other. Weighing in each week
really helps. Even if your not ready to really get
strict as of now..just come in and weigh to
keep you from not gaining..as we say......
Staying the Same untill your ready to lose!

Have a good Fri. Sat. and Sun. Loss's, No gains..
To Everyone this weekend!
#10
Goodyear, AZ
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Joined May 2009
Last weigh in before our cruise. This week I am down 4.0 pounds.

Happy weighins for all. Great job on all the hard work and keep your goals in mind with every choice!
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#11
NY
1,466 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
ncovert, good loss. Have a great cruise.

shootr, you are doing great. Congrats.

Belle...I try to do a walking video but haven't been on top of that lately. I take care of my two four-year-old grandchildren, so that keeps me running. I am heading to Florida tonight to visit my five-year-old granddaughter so I have to be careful because that's alot of eating out. She will probably take me to Disney World (haha) so I will be doing alot of walking.

Rose
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#12
3 hours east of Toronto
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Joined Aug 2006
Hi all!

Glad to see some really good results & a lot of reporting!

I couldn't post my 1.8 lb loss yesterday as we were without power from 8:00 am yesterday to 11:30 am today, thanks to freezing rain! Now it's snowy & blowy & supposed to get down to 0F tomorrow.

I ate out once this week, had to fast for the blood test than caught up with my snacking the next night & still lost (maybe the scales broken?).

ncovert ~ have a great time & do the best you can with all that cruise food around!

Have a great weekend!

~ Jo ~
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#13
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Joined Nov 2000
ncovert..Bon Voyage! Great loss to start
your cruise.

Rose..You should be getting exercise chasing
two four olds! Have fun in Florida with grandaughter
and Disney World.

Jo..Good loss. Sorry about power loss. I
would hate your weather. Here lows 20..30's
but high 60's in the day. Next week going to be 50's. Brrrr!

Everyone keep up the good work this weekend!
#14
Goodyear, AZ
2,439 Posts
Joined May 2009
Originally posted by retiring soon
Hi all!

Glad to see some really good results & a lot of reporting!

I couldn't post my 1.8 lb loss yesterday as we were without power from 8:00 am yesterday to 11:30 am today, thanks to freezing rain! Now it's snowy & blowy & supposed to get down to 0F tomorrow.

I ate out once this week, had to fast for the blood test than caught up with my snacking the next night & still lost (maybe the scales broken?).

ncovert ~ have a great time & do the best you can with all that cruise food around!

Have a great weekend!

~ Jo ~
Thanks... it is my goal to gain no weight this week! I have an action plan
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CCL Conquest Oct. 2010 (Survived Hurricane Paula) PERFECT 10s Western Caribbean
CCL Splendor May 2011 Mexican Rivera
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#15
Bangor, Maine
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Originally posted by ncovert
Thanks... it is my goal to gain no weight this week! I have an action plan
I'd love to know what your plan is!! I seem to gain lots of water weight (think I'm not used to eating salt) --- I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise, enjoy every minute of it --- have a glass of water/wine/foo-foo drink/soda/whatever for all of us --- and think of us that live in the north and are freezing, Enjoy! Jan
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8/17/03 - Voyager of the Seas Cruise - & 30th wedding anniversary
10/28/06 - Radiance of the Seas Cruise - DH 55th Birthday cruise
8/4/07 - Carnival Triumph - DS 16th's Birthday Cruise
8/17/08 - Mariner of the Seas - & 35th wedding anniversary
8/23/09 - Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean cruise -36th anniversary - 5 days late
10/9/10 - Radiance of the Seas - From Tampa, FL-DD's first cruise
10/8/11 - Oasis of the Seas - Eastern (DH's early 60th birthday)
9/14/12 - NCL Dawn - Boston to Bermuda (Jan's 60th birthday cruise - oh my!)
8/17/13 - Oasis - B2B Cruise - 40th Anniversary (DS & DDIL (first leg of cruise - 1st anniversary).
8/24/13 - Oasis - 2nd leg of the cruise
9/5/2014 - NCL Dawn - Boston to Bermuda - 1st suite - mortgage paid off celebration!!!
8/15/2015 - Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean cruise (3 new ports) - 42nd Anniversary
4/16/2016 - Navigator of the Seas - 8 day Eastern - "Girls Cruise" - sister's first cruise.
9/16/2016 - Explorer of the Seas - 7 day Pacific Northwest - 1st time on the west coast & Jan Birthday cruise - 1st cruise as Diamond
4/14/2017 - Navigator of the Seas - 9 day Cruise (1 new port) -
10/20/2017 - Serenade of the Seas - 12 day Re-positioning cruise - Boston to Ft.Lauderdale
3/24/2018 - Hawaii Pride of America - all new adventure with DH's siblings
9/7/2018 - NCL Dawn - Boston to Bermuda - this is first cruise for DS's MIL
4/14/2019 - Celebrity Edge - 7 day Western - 1st time with Celebrity
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Goodyear, AZ
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Joined May 2009
Originally posted by Jan_In_Maine
I'd love to know what your plan is!! I seem to gain lots of water weight (think I'm not used to eating salt) --- I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise, enjoy every minute of it --- have a glass of water/wine/foo-foo drink/soda/whatever for all of us --- and think of us that live in the north and are freezing, Enjoy! Jan
I will have a coke zero for everyone on here. It is a family cruise and I have challenged the family to go down the water slide. I will go a second time for all in the northern freezing areas.

As for the plan... dw and I are doing a special meal plan. We have packed our luggage with the some of our foods and will enjoy the lovely dinner service. Which means I will not be having WCMC... which is sad but I will be ok. The only thing I am worried about is the preperation of food... because I am not making it I do not get to control how it is made. I will certainly be back to report how we were able to do

Nick
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CCL Conquest Oct. 2010 (Survived Hurricane Paula) PERFECT 10s Western Caribbean
CCL Splendor May 2011 Mexican Rivera
CCL Inspiration Jan. 2012 Baja Mexico
CCL Conquest Oct. 2014 Western Caribbean
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#17
Tennessee
387 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
If you can, work in some gym time. I have done that on my past 2 cruises and did not gain on either. My putting in the gym time I was able to enjoy some extra's without the guilt.

Good luck with your plan and have a great time.

Joey
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#18
Northern California
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Joined Feb 2006
Hi Belle, I haven't checked in for a long time and LOL am still struggling with my weight. I did lose 2 pounds so the year is starting off good!
I hope your doing well!


Dianne
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#19
4,277 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Dianne..Good to see you. How are
you? Great start to the New Year
with a loss! We're all still struggling
with our weight. Life and stress keeps
getting in the way of my loss's.
I hope you keep coming in. This is the year for
ALL of US to LOSE!

How did everyone do during the weekend?

Did you have a great stay on plan weekend?
Congrats!

Did you try even if didn't do as well as you
wanted. But by trying you did better than
if you didn't try.

Did the weekend go up in smoke?
Then just get back on right this minute..
don't make it worse by eating more!

WE can do this..I now some days, weeks
better than others..but WE can't give up!
YOU HEAR...OK, MEAN YOU READ!!!! LOL