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#241 Old 08-27-2008, 07:08 AM
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Skinny pants are the BEST for anyone under 5"7 . Skinny jeans are even better. If you get them skinny enough, Isabella, you don't even have to hem them, just scrunch them down at the ankles. I'm sure you'll look fantastic come September



Trying to swim through a flood of assignments. The stress is unbelievable right now.



Had the best gourmet veggie pizza yesterday at a friend's party (split it 50/50 with a friend), managed to turn down the massive cake slices for dessert even though they looked divine (macadamia, cookies and cream and strawberry cheesecake). I know it was for the best



Well, my age is truly showing. When I said "skinny" I meant they were a smaller size. But, yes you are right about the real skinny jeans and pants and I'm only 5' 2" (rounded to the nearest inch!). If I ever lose enough weight I might get me a pair of those.



Turning down the cake was probably the best thing you could do. Empty calories as far as nutrition. Sounds like they were real sugar and fat bombs.



I'm trying to get more protein in my diet. I mentioned that a while ago. But by the end of the day when I have all my calories used up I'm often lacking enough protein. I know I don't need too much but yesterday my protein was only 13% of my intake. Gonna try and get it up to around 20% today. I realized I like black beans so that will be a good source. We're having a lentil roast for dinner today so that should also be good.
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#242 Old 08-27-2008, 08:32 AM
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Well sad news is i gained 1.5lbs out with the family.. grr must avoid cake! lol



Am being good today and planned a good snack when i head to the cinema later with my eldest.
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Thankfully, my weight has held steady even though my appetite is back. 141.8 this morning, it was 141.0 last week, so just a tiny gain. Hopefully I won't go crazy and gain before the month ends!!

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#244 Old 08-28-2008, 12:11 PM
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Porffor, that piece of cake will soon disappear.



Chryssiie, sorry you were sick. That's the worst way to lose weight.



I'm just waiting to get up enough enthusiasm to go ride my exercise bike. You know if you don't do it when you plan all the momentum goes out of the thought, ha, ha.



It'll probably be quiet here starting tomorrow with the long Labor Day weekend coming up so have a good one everyone and keep on plan as much as possible. I will be home alone with mom so the BBQ I'd planned probably won't happen so less temptations to go around.
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Hey everyone - want to say congrats to all of you, sounds like your doing amazingly well and I admire your determination. I can't believe how little some of you are! I'm a fairly broad curvy 5'8 and I appear to have lost about 5 pounds this month so I'm about 150lbs and ideally would like to be about 138lbs. Half the reason I lost weight this month was being sick for a week and not being able to taste food - I mean seriously, what's the point if you can't taste it? I've been trying out some home pilates dvds as well since I haven't felt much like cardio. Hopefully I'll have proper success to speak of in September. Good luck everyone - you are all inspiring.
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I was getting a bit discouraged for a while even though I wasn't losing for a good reason..the dang cast on my foot and the back injury..I was trying to eat healthy and I was doing what I could for upper arms etc....just no calves or feet or back... the cast is off and I was still upset I wasn't losing more and faster!



I went to the gym today and when I went in to change, I noticed I could pull my shorts off without unbuttoning them or unzipping them....and that's not normal...



So I had my trainer help me do measurements, BMI, etc...



1 inch off the bust..

3 inches off the waist

1.25 inches off the hips

.50 inch off each thigh

.50 inch off each upper arm

calves stayed the same

% of body fat down 2.90%

BMI down 2.66 points







I am thrilled and its also a good reminder that just because you are not losing, it doesn't mean something good isn't going on...in my case I guess I was losing inches and "rearranging".



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I was getting a bit discouraged for a while even though I wasn't losing for a good reason..the dang cast on my foot and the back injury..I was trying to eat healthy and I was doing what I could for upper arms etc....just no calves or feet or back... the cast is off and I was still upset I wasn't losing more and faster!



I went to the gym today and when I went in to change, I noticed I could pull my shorts off without unbuttoning them or unzipping them....and that's not normal...



So I had my trainer help me do measurements, BMI, etc...



1 inch off the bust..

3 inches off the waist

1.25 inches off the hips

.50 inch off each thigh

.50 inch off each upper arm

calves stayed the same

% of body fat down 2.90%

BMI down 2.66 points







I am thrilled and its also a good reminder that just because you are not losing, it doesn't mean something good isn't going on...in my case I guess I was losing inches and "rearranging".



Don't get discouraged! We can do this and it will work!





I know what you mean. During the past month I have been losing inchs like crazy! My arms are smaller, My calves are smaller, My thighs are smaller, My waist and lower abdominal area is smaller and i've recently went down an entire cup size in bras. I wasn't losing really at all during the last couple months of dieting but being attentive in my calorie counting and adding in the daily exercise has really boosted the process lately! My 8's that I just recently got back into are now getting loose. As a matter of fact, My size 7 skirts are almost able to fit now. My new goal is to bump the size loss from the begining of the year to going down a size (hopefully getting to a 6) by November. As long as i'm down to my end goal size of a 3-4 by June so I can get my navel piercing and some professional photos for my birthday as promised, I'll be happy.



Good luck everyone! You're all doing so awesomely, I'm glad I can share in the good news with you now as well!
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Hey everyone - want to say congrats to all of you, sounds like your doing amazingly well and I admire your determination. I can't believe how little some of you are! I'm a fairly broad curvy 5'8 and I appear to have lost about 5 pounds this month so I'm about 150lbs and ideally would like to be about 138lbs. Half the reason I lost weight this month was being sick for a week and not being able to taste food - I mean seriously, what's the point if you can't taste it? I've been trying out some home pilates dvds as well since I haven't felt much like cardio. Hopefully I'll have proper success to speak of in September. Good luck everyone - you are all inspiring.



Hi Smurfbabe and welcome to the thread . Sounds as if you have a plan forming. We'll be looking forward to chatting with you as you work on your goal.



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I was getting a bit discouraged for a while even though I wasn't losing for a good reason..the dang cast on my foot and the back injury..I was trying to eat healthy and I was doing what I could for upper arms etc....just no calves or feet or back... the cast is off and I was still upset I wasn't losing more and faster!



I went to the gym today and when I went in to change, I noticed I could pull my shorts off without unbuttoning them or unzipping them....and that's not normal...



So I had my trainer help me do measurements, BMI, etc...



1 inch off the bust..

3 inches off the waist

1.25 inches off the hips

.50 inch off each thigh

.50 inch off each upper arm

calves stayed the same

% of body fat down 2.90%

BMI down 2.66 points







I am thrilled and its also a good reminder that just because you are not losing, it doesn't mean something good isn't going on...in my case I guess I was losing inches and "rearranging".



Don't get discouraged! We can do this and it will work!



Well, that's a real Non Scale Victory!!! Wow, you're gonna have to buy new clothes.



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I know what you mean. During the past month I have been losing inchs like crazy! My arms are smaller, My calves are smaller, My thighs are smaller, My waist and lower abdominal area is smaller and i've recently went down an entire cup size in bras. I wasn't losing really at all during the last couple months of dieting but being attentive in my calorie counting and adding in the daily exercise has really boosted the process lately! My 8's that I just recently got back into are now getting loose. As a matter of fact, My size 7 skirts are almost able to fit now. My new goal is to bump the size loss from the begining of the year to going down a size (hopefully getting to a 6) by November. As long as i'm down to my end goal size of a 3-4 by June so I can get my navel piercing and some professional photos for my birthday as promised, I'll be happy.



Good luck everyone! You're all doing so awesomely, I'm glad I can share in the good news with you now as well!



Animosity, if I was a size 8 I'd do the happy dance. How tiny will you be at a size 3-4? We don't want you to fade away to a grease spot. I count calories, too. I love it. It's been the very best way I've ever used to lose weight (along with exercise, of course).
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#249 Old 08-28-2008, 11:51 PM
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BMI down 2.66 points



That's incredible! Well done

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*sigh* back up a pound and a half...
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Oh, yes, that can be quite a workout, too!!!!



I was going to report it but I didn't have the time when I first saw it.



For those of you who are wondering it was a "intimate" product.
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I reported that post...Looks like a troll to me


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Good, I didn't have the time when I first saw that post but I just came back to do something about it but you beat me to it Cowgirrlup.



Weigh in day tomorrow for me. I'm feeling as if I haven't lost anything but I've been wrong before.
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Good, I didn't have the time when I first saw that post but I just came back to do something about it but you beat me to it Cowgirrlup.



Weigh in day tomorrow for me. I'm feeling as if I haven't lost anything but I've been wrong before.



Hey, no problem, this is a group effort here.



Remember that even if you didn't lose this week, you were most likely "rearranging" like I did.



You've been doing so well, I wouldn't worry about it.


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Wow, everybody sounds as if they are doing great! So good and encouraging to see. I haven't lost a ton this month (four pounds total), but my clothes are fitting better, and I've really done well with the exercising and drinking enough water. I will renew my efforts to lessen the snacking or at least choose better, more healthy snacks.
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Animosity, if I was a size 8 I'd do the happy dance. How tiny will you be at a size 3-4? We don't want you to fade away to a grease spot. I count calories, too. I love it. It's been the very best way I've ever used to lose weight (along with exercise, of course).





I'm very small framed (my doctors have always said I should be tiny) and as an 8 I still have quite a lot of excess flabbiness. Last time I was at this size I was betwen 138 and 145 and my goal weight is to be 120 which is the minimum healthy weight for my height.... I don't think a 3-4 is that bad for a small framed person and I think that's about how many sizes I would most likely lose with the amount of pounds I want too shed. assume those sizes are healthy for me. I don't want to be a twig, I just want to be lean and healthy. If I get down to my minimum weight before that size, I'll stop. No worries.
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129.2 today, but have had a lot of fluids so not at all worried



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I'm very small framed (my doctors have always said I should be tiny) and as an 8 I still have quite a lot of excess flabbiness. Last time I was at this size I was betwen 138 and 145 and my goal weight is to be 120 which is the minimum healthy weight for my height.... I don't think a 3-4 is that bad for a small framed person and I think that's about how many sizes I would most likely lose with the amount of pounds I want too shed. assume those sizes are healthy for me. I don't want to be a twig, I just want to be lean and healthy. If I get down to my minimum weight before that size, I'll stop. No worries.



Hi Animosity! The girls have given you some great advice, but at the end of the day, the person who knows your figure best is you. Sometimes a tiny number is just average on a tiny person (I know it is for me). How tall are you?

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Weighed in just a few minutes ago and I've lost 2.5 pounds this week!!! So much for thinking I hadn't lost anything. :
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congrats isabella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually gained a bit overall this week... I'll work harder this (upcoming) week!!
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Weighed in just a few minutes ago and I've lost 2.5 pounds this week!!! So much for thinking I hadn't lost anything. :
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well done isabella! I'll weigh tomorrow but it's 'that time' of the month for me, soon so no doubt i'll gain my usual 3-4lbs soon.
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hello everyone.

I haven't been able to weight in because I'm in school now with no scale (which could be good and bad) lol

I have been trying to eat healthy well rounded meals at the dining hall. DIFFICULT - especially since I'm a vegetarian. Not a lot of options especially healthy ones (and I don't want to eat only fruit and salad at every meal lol)



My clothes feel a bit looser, so I think I'm still on track.
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129.2 today, but have had a lot of fluids so not at all worried







Hi Animosity! The girls have given you some great advice, but at the end of the day, the person who knows your figure best is you. Sometimes a tiny number is just average on a tiny person (I know it is for me). How tall are you?





I'm a little less than a 1/4th of an inch below 5'6" (I measured last night, I don't always know that precisely )
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10 lbs for August. 5.5 inches. I upped my walking. 14 miles in the last 2 weeks.
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Last day of the month! I held steady at 142 and have a loss of 4 lbs for the month which is excellent for me! YAY!! In Sept. I WILL go below 140!

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Wendy and Chryssiie, excellent progress!!



Theatrelife and everyone else back at school have a great year.



I have started the September thread so don't forget to post there on September 1--that's tomorrow for me and if you're reading this tomorrow it's today!!!
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Ended the month at 129.2. Been a bit of an up and down month on the scales, but ended 3 pounds lighter

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Down 8 pounds this month so far! It's incredible how easy it is to lose weight when you don't eat every meal like it's your last!!

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