Congrats to all of you who are doing so well on your ways of eating and to those who are tweaking their goals or struggling so hard (like Mike) to find a solution to dietary problem areas.
I did well yesterday, but didn't log in all my food. Quite sure from experience and from what I ate that I was under calorie and carb limits and that I got in plenty of protein. Didn't get in all my water, though. I know HOW do do it easily, but didn't follow through. Walked only 3/4 mile at the park yesterday--stamina not quite up to par. But today I did 2 whole miles of aerobic walking DVD in my living room due to the rain.
Terri! Way to go on reaching onederland! I'm doing the happy dance with you!!!! Not just 199.9 but 199.1!
Quinn! Congrats on the bikini size 116! Celebrating with a happy dance for you as well!
Jjeand, congrats to you on the awesome job you are doing. I am an ex-smoker and know how hard it is to quit. People who have never smoked have no idea. But you can do it and you will be so glad to be free of the cigs. When I first started to read your post, before I even got to that part, I suspected your BF was overweight or gaining weight and that you wanting to lose weight and feel better about yourself made him feel insecure. My husband losing weight after he joined the Y is what prompted me to get serious about my journey to better health. Not that I was afraid I'd lose my almost 72 year old DH to another woman, but that I wanted for us both to enjoy many more years together in good health. Keep on doing what you're doing, and hopefully BF will follow in your footsteps. Sending you my good wishes for success in all your endeavors.
Amleeker, I thought RABBITS were "prolific." Oh, you meant about how much we YACK. LOL Those school holidays sneak up on me once in a while, too, and all of a sudden grandkids are calling me the night before to remind me. I LOVE Chinese food but pay dearly the next day from the sodium. Still doesn't keep me from indulging occasionally, though. Girl Scout Cookies! I'd almost kill for a Thin Mint, but I dare not even look at one. I did pop a Sweet'N Low hard butterscotch candy yesterday, though. Isomalt sweetener--but I only eat one on any given day.
Stacey, I burst out laughing when I read you told Mike to enjoy Mardi Gras and lift his shirt.
Julia, that's great that your fiance is super romantic.
I'm so sorry to read of your bad experience at WW. You know you did better than what the WW scale read. That's the important part, but you very well should report the rude leader.
Mike, I drink a protein shake 25 minutes BEFORE my exercise. It's supposed to help with stamina, but I can't attest to that working for me. I very rarely suffer unsatisfied hunger pangs on low carb, but I am able to eat 5-6 small meals daily if I choose, and I strive to use my carb allowance to buy the most VOLUME of food possible when I am hungry. Peanuts have protein and fat for satisfying hunger pangs, but they're not very filling. Can you find something in your pantry or fridge suitable to take to work that is more filling but the same number of carbs or is that what your plan says you should eat for a snack?
Rose, huge hug to you. I understand full well what you are going through in the loss of your Dad last year. I know where you're coming from on the aversion to leftover meat and veggies for breakfast. I thought that way at first, but then I realized people eat omelets with mushrooms, tomatoes, green pepper, spinach and other veggies for breakfast, and I found it just as enjoyable to eat leftover lean meat (instead of eggs) and green beans or leafy green veggies for breakfast. LOL It's just a matter of preference.