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Moms View Message Board: Let's Get Fit! (Weight Loss Support Group): How are we doing?
By Cat on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 10:51 pm:

Okay, everyone. Check in! Are you meeting the goals you're making for yourself? Are you making goals??? Hows the water intake? Are you making good food choices? Are you moving your body? How's the motivation? Come on, Gals. We need accountability. We're here for each other.

My water intake's pretty good, and I'm making good food choices (most of the time--about 90%). I'm working out either at karate or the gym at least 5 days a week. I'm meeting almost all of my goals. The motivation is starting to wane. It's hard because dh will ask "So where are you going tonight?" It seems like he wants me to sit at home and do nothing at night--like he does. Of course, he doesn't want me here to talk to or anything. He just wants me *here*. He asked me why I was going to the gym and classes and such and I told him to better myself. Does he not want me to better myself? He doesn't make food choices easy, either. I've done well with temptations, but it sure is hard when he comes home with a dozen donuts, or cookies, or candy bars, etc. It's almost like he's sabotaging my efforts. I guess I'll have to have a talk with him about that. On the plus side I love the gym I joined, love the people there, and love the classes. I did a cardio kickboxing class last night that was REALLY hard, but it was GREAT!!! Too bad it's on karate night (we didn't have class last night). Maybe they'll switch it.

So how about everyone else??? Share with us! :)

By Debbie on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 11:18 pm:

It sounds like you are doing great, Cat. I'm so glad you like your new gym, that makes such a big difference. Boo Hiss to dh for bringing home the junk food My dh is the same way, so I know how it is.

My goal this month is to keep working out 5 days a week. I am doing that . As far as food, I am just trying to eat 3 meals a day and 1 snack, and I am watching my portion sizes. I have cut out candy, one of my biggest weaknesses. . Other then that, I am not focusing too much on what I am eating, but how much, and when. Once I get that under control, then I will work more on what I am eating, and making substitutions.

Oh, and I am just weighing myself once a month. I am really trying to stay off the scale because I get too discouraged.

How about everyone else?

By Enchens on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 12:05 am:

All right. I'll check in. Here's what I have to say: Blah.

Lol. Can you tell how I'm feeling?

By Rayelle on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 09:30 am:

Me too: blech blah yuck. I know what I'm doing wrong I'm just not sure how to fix it. I do great until about 4 and I go crazy. I bought a nice size water bottle it probably holds 32 ounces and I filled it twice yesterday. I did taebo and some toning exercises monday and I walked about an hour yesterday. At 4 I began scanning the house for anything to put in my mouth and there isn't much here that is convenient on purpose. I was out of my favorite fruits and veggies. I mixed up some pudding, ate it and microwaved a hot dog. I don't even really like hot dogs. At dinner I had between 4 and 8 dinner rolls? I'm not supposed to eat them either- gluten. Then I felt like crap and at a bunch of really good ice cream.

So I need to eat more throughout the day so I don't become a ravenous insane person by late afternoon. I don't really know what would be a filling breakfast. Today I had 2 eggs and two slices of toast- gluten :(

By Cat on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 10:04 am:

Debbie, for you it's candy. For me it's cookies, especially anything with chocolate! lol
Nancy and Rayelle, I'm sorry you guys are feeling blah. I understand (trust me! lol). Especially the scanning the house for anything to put in my mouth! Right now I'm supposed to be eating every three hours. It's hard! Sometimes I don't have time to fix something when it's time to eat and then I look at the clock and it's been 4 1/2 hours since I last ate and my body's starting to crash. The purpose of eating every three hours is to keep the blood sugar stable and prevent the body for going into starvation/storage mode. I do have to say I'm rarely hungry! lol I have no clue what I weigh because I haven't stepped on the scales since June 10th. I've wanted to! But that was one of the things we agreed to in my metabolism makeover class--not step on the scales until our last class. That's hard for me! So I just have to go by how my clothes fit. Right now they fit pretty well and are even a bit loose, so I know it's working. I try to focus on eating healthy things like lean proteins (fish, chicken), lots of fruits and veggies (preferably raw, including salads without or with very little dressing), nuts (almonds are my favorite and are really good for you--in moderation, of course), yogurt, and whole grains (when I have grains--I need to limit those for a few reasons). So I've stocked up on yogurt, granola (great mixed in the yogurt) and almonds so I can just grab a handful and there's my snack. I did get some snack sized baggies to put almonds and raisins (or dried blueberries, or craisins, etc) in, but haven't gotten around to it.

We can do this! Don't get too down on yourself if you mess up. We all do! Just say "Opps!" and get back to it. It's so easy to just quit when we make a mistake, but that doesn't solve anything. One thing in my packet from my class said, "Learn from your mistakes and if something's not working, change it!" Hang in there. Come here for support and let's encourage each other. :) Hugs, everyone. :)

By Debbie on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 10:08 am:

I'm sorry you guys are so blah!!

Rayelle, have you looked into finding a gluten free diet plan? There has to be a book or something out there that gives you menus, and food suggestions for people with gluten intolerance. Maybe this would help??

Hang in there. Baby steps....I also have a picture of me, when I was at my ideal weight, on the fridge.

By Rayelle on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 01:11 pm:

I do have gluten free diets and recipes but they are no fun lol! I realized this was a problem for me last year. I did great for such a long time, lost weight like crazy, more energetic, more focused. It's so hard the first few days since the sugar and bad carb cravings are there but after about 3 days they go away completely. It's hard to spend the money on the special foods. A box of gluten free spaghetti is about twice as much as a regular box. I have to accept that it is for my health and worth it.

By Enchens on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 02:37 pm:

All right. I'm taking a deep breath and starting over. I'll be doing some dancing later. I missed my last class. I just didn't feel like going. See that's when I know something is wrong. When I don't even want to go to my bellydancing class. sigh

Well, I'm going to go out and do some gardening before I dance. May as well get real yucky before my shower. lol Tonight I'm working a fireworks book for ds's school. I'm taking a snack so I don't come home hungry and stuff myself.

Rayelle, hang in there.

Debbie, so glad to "see" you again! Sounds like you're doing well.

Cat, thanks for helping us get back on the board. Glad you found a good gym. And don't let dh veer you off your path! lol

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