Don't Give me any Jive 'Cause it's Week Five!!!!!

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by LittleDudesMom, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    Ok, it's week five of our Healthy Living change - How are you doing?

    I can't give you an update on my weight loss because I was out of town until 6:30 last night and I stopped immediately at my polling place to vote in the va primary. easy child did go to WW last night and she lost exactly a pound and received her "First Five Pounds" Star last night!!!!! :bow: I am very proud of my daughter for sticking to this. I know it has to be hard with all the eating out she and her friends do over the weekends.

    So, how was your fifth week? Progress? Problems?

    :flower: Share your accomplishments and let's discuss the hard stuff you had to deal with.

  2. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Sharon, Congratulations to your easy child!!!:its_all_good: I know you've been busy - I hope your mother is doing well!!! (I haven't been able to respond but I've been keeping her in my thoughts.) And, I'm truly impressed by your dedication to a healthy lifestyle. You're doing a great job!!!:bravo::jumphappy:

    I've been eating healthy, exercising daily, and still planning my evening snacks. I haven't lost any more weight but I feel really good physically. Eventually I would like to get rid of the last 3 lbs. but I'm not in rush. I know that it will be really hard to do.

    I ordered a few resistance bands on line and I'm looking forward to receiving them. They should be here tomorrow. I'm going to add them to my workouts twice a week. I'm hoping the directions that come with them will be easy to follow! My fitness goal is to firm up!!!

    I've been working on becoming fit emotionally. I'm trying to take better care of myself and not feel guilty about doing so. I've been reading Simple Abundance. It's a great book!!! I've been keeping a journal and writing down five things I'm grateful for at the end of each day. This is helping me put things into perspective. I'm beginning to understand that I CAN have a life and still be the mother of two difficult children! I owe it to myself!!!

    So, my two goals are to become more "fit" both physically and emotionally. WFEN
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Sharon, congratulations to your easy child on making the 5 pound mark. That's a great accomplishment, and it's hard to do when you have an active social life,

    WFEN, emotional fitness is a great goal. It seems that emotional and physical fitness go hand in hand, and strongly influence each other. Which resistance bands did you get? Did you go for the "chocolate" ones?

    This week I feel like I'm back on track. After falling right off the wagon into a giant pile of chocolate last week, I am back to healthy eating. I'm continuing to make progress with my Pilates exercises and I'm starting to incorporate some of the easier advanced exercises into the routine. I'm also looking around for dance classes in my neighbourhood, because I find that dance is effortless exercise. I have such a good time that it doesn't feel like work at all, but it does wonders for strength and flexibility. When I was 14, there was a 60 year old woman in my tap dance classes, and we all wished that we were as fit as she was. I want to be her when I grow up.

    husband has decided to take his weight loss efforts more seriously too. He is going to an obesity specialist, and he promises to follow all rules and stick to the program they give him. He's already made great progress on his own (about 65 to 70 pounds), but with about 150 lbs still to go, he realizes that he needs more help than my diet books can give him. I am so proud of him.

    All the best everyone,
  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I just completed week 4. Eating wise I'm doing ok. I would like to increase the aerobic activity. Walking the trails with the pups is ok but it isn't step aerobics. LOL.
    I hope next week to set things up a little differently so that I make the time to do what I need.
    I am wearing clothes that were too tight a month ago. Every pound is a success to me.

    LDM, tell easy child congrats from me. If I learned to eat better at her age, I might not have to fight such a battle the rest of my life.
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911

    LDM - YOUR NEWS should get a star! Tell easy child I'm so proud of her - WHAT restraint!

    WFEN - I hope you don't have the same problem I did with your resistance bands - I don't know if it was the arthritis or my brain - but one or the other gave out and i promptly gave myself a smack in the kiester that I wont soon forget. Great news maintainin.

    Trinity - Girl....we were rolling in the same pile of off track chocolate - I think Wiped out was there with us too! Glad to hear you (er..we) are back on track!!

    Fran - Slow and steady girl.....slow and steady! Keep up the good work.

    Me? I more than 2 months ago I stepped on the scale - I was 260. So I figured 5 weeks ago I was at LEAST that if not more. But who is counting? ARE YOU COUNTING I AM NOT HAPPY THAT YOU ARE COUNTING MY WEIGHT - I said as I stepped on the scale Saturday.

    I'm down to 243.4 (.4 had to be the apple I had .lol)

    I am into a pair of peach colored pants I could not get into at Christmas.

    I did roll around in the chocolate pile with Trinity and Wiped Out - but I've managed to leave temptation behind repeating and reciting - with a full mouth of mini hershey bars NOTHING TASTES AND GOOD AS THIN FEELS. And I had an argument with my tongue because It thought chocolate tasted better.

    DF has installed a huge mirror by the den door - and Well - I'm not sure - maybe I am a little thinner. I don't see it in the mirror, and then I think I do.

    But I'm still on the WW for lunch and smart snacks for the rest of the day and a low fat dinner.

    OH Brag of the week"

    Fudgesicles are LOW fat - and only 40 calories each! I bought a huge box. I also said NO CHOCOLATE for tomorrow being Valentines day - NONE NADA NO NO NO - I'll give it to the homeless - I mean it. I asked for perfume and peace.
  6. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It's great to hear everyone is doing so well:happyguy::jumphappy::hawaii_girl::bravo::musicdance::beautifulthing:

    For me it was a week of struggles. In fact it still is-I will get back on track, I will get back on track, I will get back on track. Star-that off track chocolate will do it every time! I I have made some good choices. For the most part I've been good with my workouts but missed yesterday and Sunday due to difficult child's wrestling.
  7. ML

    ML Guest

    In almost 2 weeks I've lost 3 pounds. I've been making good food choices, watching the bad carbs and all that. The only exercise that I can currently integrate into my daily schedule is a half hour walk at lunch time. That next thing I may tag on are short weight workouts with 5 pounds hand weights at night while watching some TV. I'm going for lifestyle changes more than anything. I keep telling myself it's not a sprint, it's a marthon and I want to go the distance.

    I'm really proud and in awe of all of you for honoring your committment to a healthier lifestyle. It's nice having the company :) ML
  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    I haven't talked to the scale. I have to get other things in order before I worry about that. I did give up chocolate for lent so that should help but otherwise I am not pushing myself til after I can get a physical. Hopefully sometime at the beginning of March. Everytime I start to try I get sick, feel bad etc. So no more changes til I can get my actual health healthy.

    Glad everyone else is doing well.

  9. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :jumphappy:Sounds really good everyone!

    Now I don't think rolling in chocolate can put the pounds on - so rolling is alowed, just no licking :bigsmile:.

    Jello has a really good fat free dark chocolate pudding that is really rich and will definately satisfy your need of chocolate.

    It is great that so many of us working together to make our lives healthier - we are some hot mommas :hellosoldier:!!