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I have decided to share my (before & after) 15 pound loss pictures just to show that 15 pounds really does make a difference.....imagine how gorgeous I'll look when I get to my goal....well, maybe not gorgeous, alot better for sure :)

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This weight loss group has a strong "Will Power". I can read it in all of your posts. But, even the strongest have their moments of weakness....so when that little "Fat Fairy" wants to sprinkle temptation in your thoughts....ask yourself the following:

 

Is it really worth it? Will it make me feel good about myself after I eat what I know I shouldn't? I've come this far, why would I want to put myself back a step?

 

Good night all....I'm going to grab myself a glass of water now, even if it means I might have to get up in the middle of the night :rolleyes: but heck, I'm worth it...and so are all of you.

 

Regina

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Thnanks for all of the support. Sorry it took me so long to respond, I went to visit my parents in the US for a long weekend, but I am back now. I started my diet yesterday (very dangerous b/c 2morrow is my BDAY!). Anyways, weigh in went up after a long visit with mom and Dad... Started at 160.8 yesterday and joined a gym one block from my house here in mexico city (40 dollars for 3 aerobics classes and 1 spining class a week). I figure with all the walking in my job it should be enough. How many times should one weigh themself??? I tend to get to obsessive with that!! Thanks for all of the responses and sorry again I was absent from the board i should have left that in my post!

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Hi Everyone, Thanks for the link for the clock:)

Well had my first workout at Curves, felt really good to get moving again.

It went by sooooooooo fast too. I think I found something I won't get bored doing:D They forgot to weigh and measure us today though so they are going to do it tommorrow:D Just remembered too that I have to drop my points in my eating since I lost, 22 points now. I should have done it earlier this week but forgot:( Oh well hasn't hurt too much. Hope ya all have a great day. Lani

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Hello, ladies.

I just wanted to pop in and wish you all much success because YOU CAN DO IT!!

Happy sailing,

T.

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Hi all

 

I would like to join your group. I am going on a cruise Feb 5/05 and would

like to lose at least 20 pounds before I go. I know it would be very helpful

if I have the support of others. Just knowing that I have to report a lose or god forbid a gain will help keep me on track. Good luck everyone.

 

 

Joanne

Joanne,

I am also on a cruise feb 5. Where are you going, what ship? Wouldn't it be a very wild coincendence if we were on the same cruise?! Anyhow, after reading the posts this morning, I am totally overwhelmed and glad I joined this group. Good Luck!

Jodie

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Lani,

way to go. I love Curves! I have been a member for 2 yrs but it has taken me that long to get "serious". I talked to my dr yesterday and she was all for me being on Atkins, and doing Curves. She says I need to lose at least 20lbs and told me 3 times a wk at Curves will maintain your weight and 4 times you will start to lose. So I have been going 4 times since Sept 1. So you go girl!

 

Regina,

Thanks for sharing your photos and everything else. You look great! This seems like such a positive group, I am glad I joined.

 

To Everyone else,

What a great helpful wonderful group of women! I look forward to giving and getting encouragement with all of you! look out Mexico, Here I come!

Jodie

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Heavenlyflower

 

I'll send the url to the clock to your e-mail address, but you will have to know how to copy and paste to get it right. You will need to be signed on the board at the same time. Try it again. It takes practice. My e-mail: 2Regina@optonline.net

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Ladies:

 

Today is one day closer to our goals. I like the sound of that :)

 

Nicole: Good to see you back. So, tomorrow is your birthday? Happy Birthday! Now tell us all...will you be having cake??????? Or some kind of substitute? I personally think everyone should weigh themselves once a week, BUT....in all honesty, that's probably not going to happen....right ladies...LOL. Just promise yourselves not to allow yourselves to get discouraged as your weight will fluctuate as you lose. Deal everyone?

 

Heavenly: Glad you enjoy doing curves. Certainly wish I could do it, but my medical condition won't permit....Oh well, I will just continue to lose a little slower than the rest of you.

 

SXYE: Thanks for that positive input. Comments like that keeps everyone's spirit strong.

 

Jodi: Thanks for commenting on those pictures. I won't be posting my weight in numbers, cause pictures work best for me. So, when I reach my goal, I plan to post my achieved goal picture next to my last year picture. I would love to post a pic of me in a bathing suit one day.....Yep, that's my goal. I will post my losses, gains and status quo #'s though. I am looking forward to this Sunday's weigh-in report on the board.

 

Question to all: With the holidays coming up, does anyone have any low calorie dishes they have tried and would recommend?

 

Regina

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Key Lime Pie

1 box lime sugar-free jello

1/4 cup boiling water

2 (8ounce) key lime yogurts

1 (8 ounce can) fat-free whip cream

1 (9 inch) reduced-fat graham cracker crust

Directions

In large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water, with wire whisk, stir in yogurt, with wooden spoon, fold in whip cream. Transfer all to pie crust, refridgerate over night or at least two hours.

Serves 8, 148 calorie, 3.5g fat, (3 points)

:)

Ladies, this recipe is soooo good and so easy to make. You can change the flavor of the jello to match the yogurt flavor of your choice and create your own pie.

Regina

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Hi All, Just justing my mail and the boards before I go exercise:D .

Regina you are looking good 15 pounds is a lot. Thanks for all the inspiration and recipes, will try to post some later today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nicole!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have a great day.:D

Jodie I am going to try to go at least 4 times a week maybe 5 if I can.

Well better go finish getting ready to go. Take care all, Lani

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Thanks for the link to the clock! I hope it works!

 

I like how positive and not preachy this group is. LOVE IT! Thank you for starting this group and keeping it going! I had a hot fudge sundae last night....just gonna walk a whole lot more today in order to burn it off!

 

Hopefully my clock works!

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Happy Birthday Nicole!

Wish me luck everyone, we are going to the shore for the weekend and I always have a hard time when we eat in restaurants. Somehow, I think all food is free of calories and carbs when I am on vacation:D LOL. I have been pretty much on track all week so this will be a challenge. I am committed and having the support from everyone really helps. My DH is very supportive too. I do not mind posting my weight. It helps me stay on course. I like seeing that number go DOWN! I also keep a food diary to count my carbs. This too keeps me on track. So have a good weekend all and I will be reporting in on Sunday with the first weigh in?! 5'10" 232 today. Let's hope it stays the same by Sunday!
Jodie

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Today is my Bday! I am not going to eat cake, but i am going to be going out with my BF and friends and probaly will have a few too many cosmos (hey its my bday). 2morrow I will try and make a yoga class in the morning to help repair the damage, haha! Good luck everyone, i will check in at sundays weigh in!
Still at 5'8 159.4... 20-25 lbs to go!

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Kelly,

Confession is good for the soul....but what I would really like to hear from you is what you were feeling/ or thinking when you were eating that wonderful hot fudge sundae. Our thoughts and feeling expressed here on the board will certainly be helpful to our fellow diet buddies. Many people associate certain foods with the sensation of feeling better. I am one of them. I call myself an emotional eater. When I am depressed, I eat. When I'm in a party mood, I eat. With todays commercialism heavily on food, we may have forgotten the real purpose for eating which in reality, is for survival. If each of us takes the time and really try to understand ourselves in our eating habits, we come that much closer to being able to cope a heck of alot better which in turn gives us back the control we lost a long time ago.

Example: In my childhood, if I did something wrong, my mother punished me. My mother would then go through her own guilt trip about punishing me and afterwards, she would offer me ice-cream. Thus, I learned that everytime I got punished, I would eventually be treated with ice-cream. In my adulthood whenever something bad happened to me no matter how little it was, I treated myself with something sweet to make it all better. It got to the point where I trained myself that even when I didn't feel good (tired, angry, frustrated, depressed), I treated myself to something sweet to eat. I was sabotaging myself slowly without realizing it. I eventually became an "emotional eater".

Ladies: To really look inside yourselves and try to connect the "reasons" is not an easy thing to do for some, but if any of you are willing to attempt it, I sure would love for you to share your story.

Regina

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Happy Birthday Nicole....enjoy

Jodie I am going on the caribbean princess Feb 5th. What cruise will you be
on? Glad to hear you like curves. I was thinking of joining with a friend. I
think we are going to check it out in October.

Its the weekend and this is when I usually have trouble staying on track.
Keeping my fingers crossed we all have a lose for Sundays weigh in. Have
a great weekend all.

Joanne

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Jodie:

I have every bit of confidence that you are determined to see those numbers go down and you will make it through the weekend. Just keep in mind that another day down gets you another day closer to your goal weight.

I noticed we will be cruising in the same week. Do you have a strategy planned out in advance?
Here's mine: walking around the deck and each day add another walk to it
use the stairs, never the elevator
eat all kinds of fish, avoiding meats
fresh fruit (in moderation)
drink lots of diet tea, lemonade, water
burn calories with lots of snorkelling
check out diabetic menu or low calorie
*keep in my thoughts, "I've come too far to turn back now" when
the "Fat Fairy" temps me.

Regina

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We all know how important the support of a friend can be. We have all come together here to support each other, thus...we all can consider ourselves to be each other's friend now. But, have we considered the most important friend who will help us the most? That important friend is "YOU". That's right....the friend within. Some of us have to learn to get that friend back, but how?

We have to tell the "friend within" to stop thinking negative thoughts like.....ugh, I can't do it, or it can wait until tomorrow, or just this once won't hurt. After all, a true friend doesn't give us messages like that. Tell your inner friend it is time to reverse the role and be a real friend to you.

Here's how to do it:
Begin with liking yourself again: Retrain yourself to start thinking you are a valuable person with many good qualities and yes, you are good to many people, but now is the time to be good to yourself. You are worth it.

We all have a goal, but we don't have to wait until that goal to treat ourselves good...and I am not referring to using food as a reward. Let's say for an example, you have lost 5 pounds. Well, reward yourself by doing something: go for that manicure or pedicure, buy yourself something nice, give yourself a full facial treatment...whatever it is, make sure it is just for you. Continue to reward yourself with every 5 pound loss or whatever weight loss you want it to be. Stick to this and you will be teaching your inner self to be a true friend to you.

See you all tomorrow for your weigh-in result and your reason why you lost, gained or stayed the same. The only rule we need to abide by is: No judgements allowed. Helpful advice is always welcomed.

Regina

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Nicole!
Happy Birthday a day late (it's fun to celebrate every day for a week or so I think!):p

As far as the hot fudge sundae goes......it really wasn't that deep of a thing! I wanted a hot fudge sundae (hot day and all in Colorado) and so I substituted that for a meal! :rolleyes: Then the next day I doubled up my exercise! No biggie! Just more work! Sometimes it's just that little thing that kicks my butt into high gear in the exercise and eat less thing! I even lost a pound over the last 3 days!

I hope everyone has as beautiful a Saturday as it is here in the Mile High City!:)

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