Partners wanted. starting 10/15/12. support group.

  • Has anyone watched that series Ruby on Netflix streaming?  It came out in 2008 but I just discovered it.  She starts out weighing 477 pounds and gets down to 318 by the third season.  She has an obesity specialist, personal trainers, a therapist, and eventually a food addiction specialist helping her.   Ruby has no memory of her childhood before age 13 so she spends a lot of time trying to uncover the past and a couple of people say that it's possible that she was sexually abused but just has blocked it out.  I found it so interesting and inspiring, especially the parts in the third season with the addiction specialist and the emotional work that she has Ruby do.

  • I loved Ruby. I didn't like her for a bit after she basically told her psychologist to shove it and he was mad about her not showing up to hee appointments. I was so disappointed when she gained some/most of the weight back. I gotta catch up on Netflix. I just hope she is doing well and losing the weight properly and making the lifestyle changes she needs to in order to keep the weight off. Ooh, I'm so excited to get caught up.

    Good workout today. I need more weight for my quads. I'm up to about 100-120 for my leg extensions and I feel nothing. I just added weights to my single leg calf raises. Reaching 10s in everything but quads. Also, took my first foray into cottage cheese. Meh. Tasteless stuff whose texture reminds me of ricotta cheese. Any tips on spicing this up with WW bagels would be wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your week guys.

    I once had faith in the surgery, I now have faith in me.

  • 100-120 for leg extensions!!!!!!!!!!!  Wow, I'm so impressed!!!  I don't think I ever got above 30 pounds when I was doing weights on my legs.  70 pounds for my shoulders was the highest I can remember.  

    All my sickness is finally gone.  I had stomach problems for three days at the end of this stupid cold or flu or whatever it was but today I'm back to normal.  I was sick for two full weeks, no gym for two full weeks, and I feel like I'm just starting at the beginning now.  I have to admit I screwed up with eating yesterday.  I had barely been eating anything for the past couple of days with my stomach hurting and suddenly I was ravenous yesterday and ate stuff I shouldn't have at the end of the day, popcorn, a beer, candy, peanut butter.  Big mistake!!!  I felt so horrible this morning when I woke up and didn't want to get on the scale.  I'm back on plan today but still feeling tempted by everything and overly hungry.  I'm going to go back to the gym tomorrow morning and do my cardio class that I like.  Today I just have to get my eating back on track and catch up with life, then walk around the mall later to trick or treat with my kids.

    You might be caught up with Ruby already.  I haven't had cable for about 10 years so anything that was on cable that's on Netflix now is new to me.  I'm not sure where you left off, but It only goes up to Season 3 on Netflix.

  • On week 3, pounds are SLOWLY coming off, would love to go to a gym!!!  Glad your not sick anymore 44!! Energy level not so bad now, do able, but love those free days!!

  • I need some advice.  I had one great day where I didn't feel sick, I worked out really hard and did a 45 minute cardio class at the gym and loved it, and now I feel like I'm starting all over with this illness.  I've had a sore throat and migraine for two days, and that's how it started a couple of weeks ago, and now my husband has it, too.  I don't want to go to the gym and feel sicker, and I don't mind staying on the diet, but do I still consider October 15th my start date?  Or do I just start over when I finally am well enough to work out again?

  • I don't think it matters one way or the other; this is Body for "Life" not just 12 weeks.  I do like having a framework to keep me in line, but I read something in one of the B for L books (or the cookbook) and it said:  "It's not what you do ALL the time, it's what you do MOST of the time."  I guess if I had to choose (given your concerns), I'd concentrate on the right foods and maybe not work out so hard.  Lots of water.  Then maybe pick a new date when you felt closer to 100%.  But never let the program get too far away from your daily consciousness......  I have an "At A Glance" planner (roughly 8 & a half by 11), and I doc most everything (food, exercise, mood, etc).  It really helps.  The main thing is there is no such thing as "defeat".  Things never really "turn out".  There's always the moment and the day after both of those things & you can make whatever you want out of it.

    As for cottage cheese, I add blueberries or strawberries or something, plus sometimes just a few chopped walnuts.  I'm down @ 9 pounds now & it feels good.  Still some ups & downs but it is so worth it.  

  • 44, I too have come down with a cold, but will stay on the plan the best way I can, you may not be able to excercise the way u need too, but do what u can to keep motivated and in motion, anything is better than nothing!!! You can have broth's and tea and stuff like that.

  • Hi all BFLers.  How are you doing after this Thanksgiving?  I started the 24th but still looking for support.  I am not pleased with my efforts.  Not sure why.  Feel like I should start over.

    Simone

    Giving love to oneself one day at a time. 

    Mone-nay

  • chipper 32, How do you stay motivated.  I will admit that I down myself because I used to get up early in the morning and I was proud of myself.  I did it daily.  Now I have to do evenings and I am not really succeeding.  Just not pleased.  

    Simone

    Giving love to oneself one day at a time. 

    Mone-nay

  • Simone you are preaching to me right now. I've been gone for a while. In the past 2 weeks, I've been in the hospital, had an operation, baked, cooked, and ate whatever my husband made me. I have had 2 weeks with no working out due to the drain in my left breast. I now have multiple skin rashes from the drainage. I'm told that's normal. I've just been going through it. I am starting over tomorrow. With extra gauze and tegaderm. Boy did I fall off the wagon but haven't gained a pound. My body isn't as firm as it was. There's definitely more girth there. Pants are getting tight but, I digress. It's all about getting back on the horse. Yee haw.

    I once had faith in the surgery, I now have faith in me.

  • Hi draken

    How do you work out? I am simply not succeeding.  I need to do something daily.  I tried to join the workouts in days to help when I just dont have time.  Now I am missing too many days and disappointed really.

    Giving love to oneself one day at a time. 

    Mone-nay

  • Hi, any takes?

    Simone

    Giving love to oneself one day at a time. 

    Mone-nay

  • Is any one in Brooklyn, NY?  Support really needed?

    Giving love to oneself one day at a time. 

    Mone-nay

  • Wow, well tomorrow it is.  Please check on me.  I fell off that I don't even know how to conquer this.  I feel the best thing is first thing in the morning so that I don't make excuses and I am actually prouder of myself.  I feel accomplished.  I teach and the demands of the day is challenging.  I have to plan and work long hours being a high school english teacher.  I just dont feel like I am getting ahead at any time.  Simply... feel defeated.  But if you are starting over I will look at day one and take it one day at a time and try to conquer that.

    Simone

    Giving love to oneself one day at a time. 

    Mone-nay

  • I'm in Philadelphia, PA. I find it easier to workout early before any of my boys get up (my husband, son, and dog). They're likedlike dominoes, and then the distractions come. Feeding, bathing, school, walking, training, teaching, and finally changing this darn drain before bed. So many reasons to procrastinate. I get up an hour early, put my protein shake in the freezer and get it done. I find I can hold my head up. I have pride that I did what I was supposed to for myself. I sleep easier knowing I took a step in the right direction. Good luck everyone. We can do this.

    I once had faith in the surgery, I now have faith in me.