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eustacia
January 6th, 2008, 02:39 AM
Hey, Everybody,

I'm interested in starting a weekly weigh-in. Would you like to join? I know that exercise has to be part of the program but so do portion control, food selections and, dare I say it, choices about drinking.

I suggest that all WLW weigh in once a week and report their wondrous, happy dance making weight losses:crazymonkey: , or, plateaus :bang or even slight gains :l.

There was a thread like this about a year ago and it really helped me. Alas, I haven't been behaving so well lately and I could use some company getting back on track.

Any takers?

Love, Eustacia

tawnyfrog
January 6th, 2008, 02:49 AM
Hi E .... great to see you!!!!

E - a bunch of them have started a weight loss thing in Subscribers. They're in their first week of weighing in and measuring etc. You might want to join them or, alternatively, you may get a heap of folk right here in General to join you in the happy weight loss dance.

I just want to say .... it's always a pleasure to see you.

myra
January 6th, 2008, 07:35 AM
Certainly would not hurt my very wide behind to be on both boards. Trying to do low carb and exercising daily and it is making my head hurt.

MyOwnWoman
January 6th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Myra, I am expending lots of calories just going up and down the stairs from General to Subscribers...
LOL

Niblet
January 6th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Hello everybody and congratulation to each and everyone of you on this healthy decision :)
I would like to invite you all to join us in workout buddies in conjuction with what you have going here... We would love to have more workout buddies :) Take Care, and again congratulations Weight Loss Warriers ... 2 thumbs up , Kudos, Happy Dance :)

eustacia
January 6th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Hi, Everybody!

Thanks for the great response! Anyone can join Weight Loss Warriers at any time but I hope some people will join tomorrow.:anyone:

To mark its inception, I am cutting my hair in a Mohawk-style and spraying a bright green WLW with temporary hair dye on my bare scalp. I perhaps digress, but I think I should warn people that I'm not emulating Britney Spears!

Then, tomorrow morning I am going to weigh myself as soon as I weigh the wine that I have to drink before I can get myself on the scales. I should be able to subtract the weight of the wine, right? :nutso:

I wish that I didn't have bird bones and could weigh a normal amount.

Onward, and good luck to all!:goodluck:

:heart: E

P.S. to Niblet--Thanks for the vote of confidence!

flutterby
January 7th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Hi Eustacia,
Count me in...
And hopefully I can count down with you.

eustacia
January 7th, 2008, 02:38 AM
Hi, Flutterby,

You are definitely a member of the Weight Loss Warriers.:yougo: And a warm welcome!

I am up at 3:30 cleaning :banana: so that maybe I'll lose an ounce or two by the time the sun rises. I truly do not know how much I weigh except that NOTHING fits and old bird bones here usually starts to get a little zaftig at about the 115 mark.

Why can't I be normal?:confused:

:heart: E

flutterby
January 7th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Hi E,
Considering the overweight stats I've heard reported for the US and other countries, you are normal! Having the desire, and better yet - a plan - to moderate our weight makes us special! By the way, what is the plan? I am hoping that it does not include disclosing our current weight until we have made a little progress. :-)
Thanks for starting this thread,

plumeria45
January 7th, 2008, 09:24 AM
I am in,
but I am AF 9 days so I have not been eating low carb I can only do one thing at a time ha ha but I feel more in control and want to start getting good habits do we just say how much we lost per week and how many times we exercised? May be some hints to share?

eustacia
January 7th, 2008, 04:08 PM
I should perhaps start burying my head in shame rather than wine. Somehow I've gained about a pound a week since I stopped weighing myself--128.7. Is it possible to gain sixteen pounds in four months??????

Eustacia

flutterby
January 7th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Unfortunately............yes.

eustacia
January 10th, 2008, 01:39 AM
I ate two artichokes tonight; an awful lot of chewing. I wonder how many calories I burned chewing through the fibrous things?:confused: Oh, well, it was a beginning.:cool:

How is everyone else doing?

:heart: E

Dolly Sunshine
January 10th, 2008, 06:05 AM
I'm in and would like to mention- doing low carb for me has gotten rid of the alcohol cravings totally. The only time I have an issue is socializing when everyone else is drinking. Just something for you guys to consider.

flutterby
January 10th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Dolly-- This is good news -- low carb reduces weight as well as cravings?!!
This is something I want to check out. Has anyone else experienced this?
Thanks so much for your input,
Fby

flutterby
January 10th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Hi again,
I forgot to check in with E.
I'm doing okay... my weight keeps fluctuating so I'm not sure but it seems like it's trending lower. I really want to get back to fighting weight so PLEASE let's keep up this thread.
Good going with the artichokes-- I'm not particularly fond of them but seems like a good idea to do chewing calisthenics :-)
Fby

jane jane
January 11th, 2008, 08:53 AM
I'll join, but can we call it "Weight Loss WarriOrs?" I know, I know, I'm OCD about spelling:):)...

I have not lost ONE OUNCE in my 10 AF days. Not that I really need to---but 5 pounds wouldn't be missed one bit. I like being a shade on the skinny side, to leave room for indulgence.

The trouble is, when I don't have my wine, I simply get hungrier. When putting away a whole bottle over a day's time (and I mean the big bottle) I could go for 24 hours with maybe a few Triscuit and a nibble of cheese here and there, and never crave anything else (except more wine.) Now...food looks good again! Very good!

Okay, the scale said 131.8 this morning. I'm 5'6". Happiest (and cuter in jeans) at 125. Any lower and my neck starts looking scrawny. Count me in. Now I'm going to go see what's in the pantry...

flutterby
January 11th, 2008, 09:42 PM
JJ-
I am 5'6" as well but haven't weighed in at 135 since..... well... a long time ago. Hmmmmm...........

Dolly Sunshine
January 11th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Me too...I'm 5'5 and about 180. I can honestly say it was all drinking. I was always 125-130 till I became...don't tell an alcoholic. Couldn't understand why I was gaining when I never ate. Not drinking and going low carb has truly changed my life. We can do this. Even if we don't lose a ton of weight feeling good and being healthy we deserve.

flutterby
January 11th, 2008, 10:25 PM
thanks for that insight Dolly

Dolly Sunshine
January 11th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Thank you for ackowledging me :)

eustacia
January 11th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Greetings, all,

Dolly, I, too, have found a general reduction in simple carbs helps with the booze. It makes sense on biochemical terms.

Flutterby, didn't have any artichokes tonight! Nope, red wine, grilled vegetables, really good Italian bread with pureed red pepper sauce. Yum. I can feel my gut expanding as I write this.

Jane Jane, thanks for the correction in spelling. I'm spelling impaired!:egad: Don't ask me how many years of education it took to produce such an idiosyncratric speller. Typically, I combine American English, British English and French in making up my words. I don't know how to get the word corrected in the title thread. Maybe Roberta can help.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THIS WEEKEND!

:heart: E aka "ole bird bones"

eustacia
January 12th, 2008, 11:27 PM
ate another chewy artichoke for dinner.

taking bets.

will i have gained or lost weight by monday?

:confused: E

Dolly Sunshine
January 13th, 2008, 05:22 AM
I think I gained :(

eustacia
January 13th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Dolly,

I'm pretty sure that I, too, have either gained weight or stayed the same.:confused: It's so frustrating!

What next?:heart: E

Dolly Sunshine
January 13th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Hopefully losses!!

eustacia
January 15th, 2008, 09:44 AM
I just weighed myself. Through something not unlike starvation I have managed to lose a lofty 1.5 lbs.

Hope everyone else is doing better!

E

GottaChange
January 17th, 2008, 03:07 AM
Hi,

I would like to join. I am doing low-carb as well and lost 4 pounds initially but then got my month visitor and it stayed the same. I am trying to think of it as a lifestyle change with low carb and with drinking so it will be a slow road for me. I am somewhat ok with that. It took me a while to become 40 pounds overweight so it will take a while to loose it.

Oh yes, I can really see how low-carb helps with the alcohol cravings. I would say I am only experiencing about 10% of what I was when trying to stop/reduce previously.

-GTC

StraightLines
February 2nd, 2008, 09:08 PM
Hey, this is where i really need to be!

yes, alcohol is a major problem for me, but so is my weight!!! One of if not the most valid reason for me giving up is my health/weight I simply cant go on this big.

Our metric system over here is kilos, and I'm going to use kilos cos pounds make a bigger number and that scares me ;) Seriously, I'm sure you can convert it easy anyway to understand where I'm at.
I currently weigh 108 kilos, NEVER ever ever been this big, 7 kilos over my heaviest six years ago when I was 42 wks pregnant so pfft to this, it's disgusting!
Too much of a good thing, simple as that. Oh and a lot of alcohol intake.

I know now that I've given up drinking (I'm on day 7) this will make a huge difference to my wieght, I gave myself the first week to stop drinking but this week is the kick arse time to stop eating crap and eat sensibly. I have in the past had eating disorders so I have to be careful here, do it sensibly this time.

My goal is to lose 30 kilos over time, how long this will take is anyone's guess but I am determined and I mean it!!! I have a function in three months and I'd like to realistically lose 20kilos, I really think I can do it considering half of those are sole alcohol bloaty crap that has creeped on in a matter of a couple of months.


Eating less and better is one thing, but how the heck do you MOVE when you are this big and the weather is hot? I'm generally an active person, but this is beyond the joke.

Anyway, I'm serious, and I hope I can be a support to you all too :)

SL

panadol
February 2nd, 2008, 11:04 PM
Hi straightlines
You sound like youre in the same
country as me! Very hot here too
in Western Australia. I find I have
to get up early to exercise like 5..00am
or 6.00 as it gets too hot otherwise.
Even the gym has air con but if its
in the 30s I just cant handle the heat
especially doing cardio!!!
Have you considered doing a spin class?
If you dont know its cycling to music basically
lots of fun and low impact too> I'm similar
in tht I have 20 kilos to lose, the booze keeps
putting a stop to that even though I jog and
spin it just doesnt keep the weight down.
....Anyway I'll just keep trying to beat the
beast! Good luck with your journey..Its
exciting you are on your way

StraightLines
February 3rd, 2008, 05:01 PM
Hey Panadol :)

Yeah Australia, over the other side. Gyms just dont cut it for me, I've been there done that and I just cant commit, I am one of those people who prefer to do a non organised solo thing. I was part of a gym last year and did spin classes, holy hell they are full on hey! I have my IPod and I have heaps of activities to do around my place I have absolutely no excuse to not be able to get fit using the tools I have here.....I just need to find the right headspace and just DO IT. One more month of summer and then I'll seriously really hook into it, meanwhile walks on the beach, using the stairs in the house, outdoor jobs like mowing etc keep me going.
Nice to meet you P, lets do this together!

SL

Sunbeam
March 21st, 2008, 05:39 PM
I'm in. My weight loss plan is to eat a fruit or vegetable every 2-3 hours. Then I'm not hungry at meal time, so I don't eat much. So far I have lost 3 pounds. Diets don't work, especially in the long run.

Dolly Sunshine
March 21st, 2008, 08:55 PM
Nope you're right. I did do Atkins but I have decided on a more South Beach approach. All my carbs come from wholegrains,veggies or fruit. A lower carb diet has helped with the cravings for AL.