Good morning Friends!
Kree...I'm on FB too!!
I've been doing pretty well so far this week. Did my LB WO last night...after going to a Tastefully Simple party (HATE those parties...LOL!). I did partake, but not too badly! Been falling off the wagon a little as far as doing my WO first thing! BUT, I am doing my cardio today, and my eating is going good! Staying positive!
Lisa...great to 'see' you! I have been tracking you on FB and trying to encourage you to 'behave'...lol! Like the other day when you posted a link to The Cheesecake Factory...I was like 'RUN'!! LOL
Galof...welcome! And DON'T GIVE UP! BFL takes time and dedication! You WILL get out of it what you put into it! The last two weeks are CRUCIAL! I learned that! I read something really interesting on the forum from Mike Harris. He is featured in the Champions book. I also met him as he is a local to my area. I'll look it up and post it later...I can't find my printout at the moment.
Have a great Tuesday Everyone...and stay strong!!
Yes Leggs~ I saw your post! I actually had two grilled fish tacos....but shudda skipped the one fried macaroni ball...and the sharing of the slice of cheesecake...heehee!!! I was Birthday mode...and I was hanging with my daughters and gbaby....so it felt like a special occasion. ;-) Good job on good eats for you...I dont think ive ever done Tastefully Simple party...done some pampered chef ones...but they only cook one or two things...oh! did order from a party once but didnt go...
Kree~ you know, there is a new "diet" thingy my sis is doing...it kinda follows BFL, but it calls for one cheat day PLUS one cheat meal in addition. She has lost 6lbs in two weeks, but she is also really watching her food all the othertimes and working out hard. I'm so proud of her. have fun on your Australia day!!! ENJOY! and dont think twice about it! Did you say you did active rest? whats Maccas? as for the protein bars, I personally love them and typically eat one at about 4pm. My new trainer says he would rather me not eat protein bars, which really surprised me. He would rather me do a smoothie or something with atleast 30g protein....
ok, woke up late...and DRAGGED my a.ss to the EFX and did my HIIT cardio. I was so close to chalking it up to running late....but i thought, "if i dont now, I wont later"....so do what you should do NOW...not later....whatever the "what you should do" is....
ok, workig on my third bottle of water (23oz bottle)....DRINK UP!
Good Morning All~
I made it through the weekend with minimal chocolate (thanks Leggs) and ended up not eating too badly. I knew I was craving crazy things so I made a healthy banana nut bread from emily alvers website and I made the chocolate chip pumpkin muffins from the bfl website. They gave me the 'comfort' I think I needed. and the muffins were really really good. That and some wine and I was cured, LOL!! I'm good for at least another 4 weeks right :) Well I am in week 4 and it feels wonderful! I read on another thread that the first challenge is like a honeymoon and its new and fun and exciting, but the 2nd and 3rd challenges are the difficult ones, they are like a marriage and need to be worked at to be successful. I think this is so true, you're all doing great, keep on keeping on, and stick with it. It will be so worth it in the end.
Have a great day everyone!!
"Success is figuring out a way NOT to quit"
A little down today...not eating well or getting my water... :( Tomorrow will be better! Journal planning tonight!
can anyone tell me how to post a new forum? I cant figure this out...not very savy
gottadoit...on the top of the forum there a categories for you to choose from...say, "The Abyss". Choose your topic and on the upper right hand side there is a link that says 'New Post'. Hope this helps...
ummm, that would be "Crossing the Abyss"...oops!
Leggs - I'll send you a PM with my FB addy. What is a Tastefully Simple party? I get so stressed when I have to entertain
Lisa - I'm talking to you on FB as we speak!!!! Woo hoo! Love a good piece of cheesecake also
I CAN NOW ZIP UP MY JEANS!!!!!! Still too tight but it's progress!
Body for LIFE, not body for 12 weeks!
Tastefully Simple is a company that sells spices, easy to prepare foods, etc. You can check them out at www.tastefullysimple.com
Good chatting with you tonight Lisa and Kree! Fun!!
ps. good job on the jeans Kree!!
I too did this program 8 years ago and like you life got in the way! Drats. I was looking so great, and feeling so wonderful. I wish to god that I didn't let go of that. I am ready to get serious again and I am starting again 1/1/11. I would be willing to encourage you if you would be willing to encourage me. More power in numbers and since we both did it just 8 years ago we can DO it again.
One day at a time. Good luck. Patti
Try and not look ahead but take each day as it comes. I agree the first challenge is like a honeymoon,new and exciting and it does get harder if you think that way. Like I said take it a day at a time and I beleive you will do just fine.
Wow, you sound like me! I did this program back in 2000 and stayed with it for about 3 years, got cocky as I looked great and just slowly gave up on working out. I am so mad at myself now, as 10 years later ifs very hard as I am older too. I have been doing Weight watchers for 1 year and am only down 1 lb!! Gosh this sucks. So on Feb 1, I am going back to BFL, I hope this program works like it did back in 2000 all though I was 10 years younger 50 and I got way more physical exercise in because of my work than I do now. But hopefully we can both do it along with all these other great folks here. I found that by using the community each and everyday that it worked out better for me. Good luck!
Patti - Yay! And welcome :-) We are a great little bunch and I find these ladies are the BEST - they are so encouraging. Good luck. You can do it.
GOOOOOOOD news for me - I finally used the home gym after such a long active rest! I feel soooo good like I can acomplish anything again. Wii Fit is an excellent workout - really intense - but the high I get from weights is better than chocolate cake 3:-) (that's a devil face by the way).
Great to chat with Leggs and Lisa on facebook this morning (last night for them LOL).
I am now feeling braver fashion wise!
It is the Abyss fo rme. I have tried and failed at every diet plan over the last 10 years that I could afford. Atkins, Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, one that I had to order and eat only their foods, and one that had me making 6 to 8 small meals every day with weird ingredients. Here is my problem long story short. I tried to type this before and it disappeared on me so if for some reason I am double posting Im sorry. I would do a new post but I dont have a new post button anywhere on any page.
-I am alone in my journey. My daughter and husband are gluttons but they can be because they are blessed with the metabolism that I always wanted. If anything they will be eating ice cream and mouth watering and rediculously fattening Italian dishes right in front of me daily.
-I dont have a lot of time. A plan that makes me eat 6 times a day is not going to work. Some days I dont eat at all. I need quick, easy, CHEAP meals.
-I am highly asthmatic, and my stomache is a mess. The asthma is controlled by steroids and emergency inhailers, and the stomache is an every day issue. I cant do juices or anything acidic, tomato based, etc. I also cant eat large meals or anything too filling. Alcohol, although loved for me, is out. Some things I just can not put in my body without paying dearly.
-I dont know how to cook. My mother never did, I was never around anyone who did. I grew up on campbells soup and cheese sandwiches. All of these plans with recipes and weird ingredients dont work. I have tried many and they always take me all day and turn out tasting like a shoe. I have learned that cooking is not for me so I have to work around that. I know the BASICS only.
-I am broke so I cant go to the gym, and I have no gym equipment at home. Even if I had the money I would not go to the gym anyhow, since fat girls should not be in public all sweaty and gross. I even tried the Planet Fitness no judgement place but still felt like all eyes were on me, and had strangers coming up and talking to me as if I was there to be social. So I quit. Its bad enough being the fat girl, its a whole lot worse being the fat girl in public.
-I'm young, only 32, and sick and tired of being sick and tired. Im fat, unhealthy, and miserable. I am desperate. If I cant do something with myself this time its time to eat a bullet. I lost my job, I lost my home, I lost my car, I have lost everything I have worked for since becoming an adult. Im starting to wonder if there is any damn point to any of this at all. I cant afford a gym and even if I could I don't like being around other people much. I cant buy weights.
I took a physical job, on my feet all day, I still don't lose weight. I dont drink pop, I dont eat sweets, I dont really eat much meat, fish and seafood makes me gag, I live on slim fast shakes, thinly sliced whole wheat bread and low fat turkey sandwiches, and usually some sort of small chicken dish for dinner. IM STILL FAT. I read labels, I watch every thing I put in my mouth, I get lots of movement in every day, I just dont know what Im doing wrong.
I'm desperate for help. I'm 5'7" and 182lbs. My life is a mess, My body is a mess, My physical health is in the toilet, My mental health is non existant. I'm fat, miserable, and Im ready to blow my damn head off. Does anyone have any tips for me? Anything to make this finally work?
Hello Ladies! Had a bad week last week! But, I didn't throw everything away! I think this is where I quit last time. But, I still moving forward. I just can't do it all! Sometimes I have to adjust priorities to make things work!
Gotta, you can do this. We are all here because we go through craziness everyday too. We are all here to help each other, so don't think you are alone. We will help you! These ladies are the best!
Wish I could talk more, got to get the kids up for school!
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