Group photo
Author:
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
2/8/20 12:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Congratulations on the new car, Judy! Your road trips sound like fun.

Just a quick hello—off to get a facial this a.m.

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
2/7/20 9:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So we bought our new Toyota Highlander. I think my favorite thing is that it dims the lights automatically at night. It also lights up under the car at night so you can see where you are stepping. Now we have a good road trip car when we drive to Princeton for Erika's DS graduation and then to San Diego for her DD's graduation.


 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
2/7/20 4:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree, Judy. The finality of death is a big shock. I'm glad you're doing so well. I did not get my point yesterday.

It's been a month since my eye surgery so I can stop putting the multiple eye drops in my eye. On Monday I get to work out again!!!



Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
2/6/20 9:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Emme it seems like no matter how much we prepare for the loss of a loved one it is still a great shock. So glad you are on top of your weight loss. I feel like I have made a lot of progress now that I have a handle on making a food plan every a.m. and texting it to my sponsor.
Becky I know you are so happy to be getting some exercise. How long does it take for the kids to settle down? I can't imagine living full time with some of those kids but I probably wouldn't want to live with some of the parents either.
Erika we are going in the morning to drive the Toyota Highlander. It would be my regular car so I want to know if I am comfortable driving it.


 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
2/6/20 12:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Emme, so sorry to hear about your Dad. emoticon There are times when it really is a blessing when someone dies.

Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
2/6/20 12:16 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Emme, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your DF. I am sure that it was not easy for you, even though it was a blessing in some ways. emoticon

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
2/6/20 12:00 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Becky, Judy, Emme, you seem to be doing so well!!! It is great to hear.

Ryan and Kelly, emoticon Please come back and tell us how you are doing.

I am in a great phase, really feeling like I have got the key to my personal weight loss. I get in these really good phases sometimes, and I am going to try to hold onto this one as long as possible!

I do think we have no chance of avoiding the new virus becoming a pandemic, like the flu. I just hope they can hold it off long enough to find some treatments/vaccine. We are already seeing effects at my job, not being able to get needed parts that are sourced from China. Similarly for my DF, trying to order him a wheeled commode, and can't find anyone who has the kind I like who isn't in China. And of course the ones in China have no ETA of when they can deliver...

Edited by: SDERIKA at: 2/6/2020 (12:11)
My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
2/6/20 11:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon Becky!

Erika, so sorry your DF is doing poorly. It's so hard l -- my father was in the same decline for a couple years -- he wasn't able to leave the place he was staying at that point. (He died last month, Jan. 9, btw, and it was both expected, and dare I say almost welcome? Not that he won't be missed, but his life had completely deteriorated.)

I met my goals yesterday as well, and even got in 5 miles of walking. It's still too freakin' cold here, though. I'd welcome some warmer rainy weather compared to the overnight 30s and sunny cold days.

Okay, Thursday already. Time to get ready to face the chilly day.

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
2/6/20 5:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon AND got some exercise in!!

Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
2/5/20 5:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Erika, It must be so hard to see your DF declining. emoticon The cake sounds like a chemistry experiment. What a wonderful thing to do for him. I hate to admit it, but I laughed about people crying in your office...especially after Emme saying she gets criers in her office.

Judy, I see you're reading Louise Penny. Do you like her books? I hate that I've read them all. emoticon on the three good days!!

Emme, we don't each much meat.And I've found that I like all forms of meat less and less as the years go by. I was a vegetarian for eight years, but started eating meat again when my doctor strongly suggested it.( I always have borderline low iron levels.)

I miss Ryan and Kelly!!

No screaming in the classroom yesterday and only one more new child left to join the group. I don't picture her as a crier (she's more the type that is going to make me cry), but you never know. All the munchkins come back on Monday.

I managed to get an 80% yesterday, so I guess I got my point. I am going to try for better







Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
2/4/20 9:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Becky no wonder you get migraines. I can't imagine that I would have so much patience. I am going to read your book.

Emme and Emme congrats on your keeping on track. I have had 3 great days with exercise and food and I feel really good. I am finally having some success with planning. Erika you are a wonderful daughter. I am very lucky to have you.

Edited by: JUDYJEANNE at: 2/4/2020 (21:19)
 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
2/4/20 12:15 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Becky, I love your attitude about the screamers. And Emme, you are funny about the criers. I get criers in my office too. emoticon Although not really funny, is it.

I also had a very good day, and in fact a very good week of 100% tracking. I hope my WW weigh-in rewards me today for my good behavior. I am still doing well on the 14-hrs/day fasting, the only day I couldn't was Sunday, when I did a very intense bike ride. Heavy exercise really makes me hungry for the following 24 hours.

Job situation still very questionable, hoping to hear something next week, we'll see.

We had my DF's 80th birthday party at my house. He was not very interested in the birthday, but was very interested in the cake! I made a very low-carb cake with erithritol and almond flour. Surprisingly edible.He is getting more and more unable to communicate. The times when I will be able to bring him to my house are drawing to an end. This time I put him in the back seat with the child-lock door, and also used a seat-belt lock. He still managed to take his pants off before we got to my house emoticon but at least he was safe.



My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
2/4/20 11:53 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Becky, no screamers but definitely criers, though usually more in office hours than class. I hope yours settle in soon for everyone’s sake. I hate headaches. I hope it’s better today.

I stuck to my plan yesterday, no meat all day, and got in 3.5 miles. I want to get closer to 130 for my birthday in a couple weeks, so dialing back the extras, and going to bed a bit hungry.

Judy, hope you’re doing well. How’s the weather there?

Ryan, we’re missing you!

Kelly, how’s the new place coming along?

Erika, I hope you are doing well. Any word on the job situation?

Okay, time to finish getting ready. Busy day ahead, but I should get home at a decent hour at least...



--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
2/4/20 5:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Judy, I had a very non-stellar day yesterday. A resounding NO emoticon The pounding migraine I had all day didn't help. But today will be better. I can't wait to exercise again....it is my stress releaser.

Has anyone read "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd? I love when I stumble across a book that fascinates me.

Erika, how is your DD doing? I hope she's feeling better and no one else gets sick.

Emme, be thankful that you don't have to deal with screamer/criers at your level of education (or do you???). We had two yesterday...both with a very healthy set of lungs. And my lame "you are welcome to cry but we don't scream in the classroom" wasn't very effective....it just made them scream louder. But they will adapt....and things will quieten down.

Kelly and Ryan, emoticon .







Edited by: BGINCOSTARICA at: 2/4/2020 (05:32)
Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
2/3/20 9:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sorry about the 49ers Emme but it was a great game. I am really buckling down on the food planning so that would be a good time for me to do the side challenge Becky. I planned and stayed with it yesterday and today. (2) Erika your program is working really good so you are smart to stick with it.

Edited by: JUDYJEANNE at: 2/3/2020 (21:53)
 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
2/3/20 11:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Erika, I hear you. I had an 'exception' day yesterday because of the Super Bowl party, and did eat from the veg platter, but still felt like it wasn't the healthiest of afternoons. I am going to do a meatless Monday today and really focus on getting more veg into the mix.

The Niners lost, but the nice thing about being a fair weather fan is that I don't care. emoticon It was actually the first full game I watched all season.

Nothing else new -- beautiful sunny day out there, but I just checked the temperature and it's in the 30s! Way too cold for us. I hope it warms up quickly. I have to head out of here, and really wanted to be done with wearing the puffy coat.

How's everyone doing this fine Monday?

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
2/3/20 8:48 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I think posting about how we're doing with food on the chit chat will be even more motivational for me. emoticon I did very well with my food on Saturday but not so well on Sunday. It wasn't that I ate too much I just didn't plan enough to have what my body needed, for instance not enough veggies.

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
2/3/20 4:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I got my point for planning and following it yesterday (better than 80%). emoticon



Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
2/2/20 12:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Becky, I hope you have a great start to the new term tomorrow! I just started the new Allen Eskens book, very different from the others of his I've read. I love the idea of planning every day as a challenge. Yes! And just post here how you're doing with it. Planning has made all the difference for me -- just thinking through what I want my day to look like and what challenges I might face.

Judy, I'm glad the medical tests aren't showing anything more serious, especially with the kidneys.

Erika, woohoo! Has he decided on Berkeley for sure? It would be great to have you up north here more often. Lunch, whatever. Let's hang out!

Hi to Kelly and Ryan!

We're having a (small) Super Bowl party here today, so planning indeed. I listened to part of a (long) podcast this morning on aging and health choices. Sounds like I should drink red wine all day, ha! But seriously, it is a really interesting podcast:

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas
t/live-a-l
onger-life-and-reverse-aging
-with-
dr-david-sinclair/id596047499?i=
10
00463190097


I just browsed and David Sinclair, who's interviewed here, shows up on a lot of podcasts.

Okay, party prep time... and another coffee time. I won't have time for exercise today, so at least started the day with some pushups (actually I do 20-30 pushups every morning). Someday, I'll have real guns. emoticon

Edited by: EMME-RUNNER at: 2/2/2020 (12:35)
--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
2/2/20 6:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Erika, that is wonderful news!! Your DS would be close by with the added benefit of getting together with Emme occasionally. I hope he decides on the west coast.

Judy, I have had a non-stellar month, too. Not being able to exercise combined with the stress of trying to get everything ready for school to start without being able to rely on myself for things I usually do has caused some frequent stress eating. Why don't we do a mini challenge of daily food planning in February. We do the daily posting for Emme's challenge plus a side challenge of planning and following a food plan. emoticon

Emme, Judy and Kelly, I really enjoy getting the updates on your reading choices from Goodreads. I pretty much want to read everything you guys have read. emoticon I am reading normally now but still listen to audio books when I go to bed. I'm listening to the third evanovitch book now.....I get a few chuckles out of Stephanie's stupid adventures. I enjoy the grandmother and the whore turned office filer.

School starts tomorrow. Juan bought me a pair of clear work glasses to protect my eye this week. I think it will be more fashionable than a taped on clear eye patch. I should be able to start training again (very low key) a week from tomorrow.



Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
2/1/20 9:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Erika that is such great news. I know you would love to have him on the west coast.

It is time for my monthly weigh in and I am not happy with the results. But then I look at how I did on my challenges and I really can't expect results when I don't regularly exercise, drink water or plan my eating. I guess I still haven't "hit bottom" when it comes to my eating.



Edited by: JUDYJEANNE at: 2/1/2020 (21:28)
 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
2/1/20 3:05 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Emme, I have been thinking of you. My DS was admitted to Berkeley for grad school! I am thrilled. If he ends up going there, I will get to meet you for lunch sometimes maybe? Or check out one of your performances! I would love that!

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/31/20 10:27 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Happy Friday everyone! I feel like I am making some headway on my to-do list. And having a weekend at home for a change is going to be wonderful!

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
1/31/20 3:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everyone. My medical reports are interesting. Back OK with regular ab workout. kidney lesions very small. Appt with hernia surgeon 2/10.

Regarding my eating, my sponsor says when my neglected child needs comfort, I need to come up with something besides mindless eating. emoticon Exercise is absolutely necessary for any weight loss for me.

Edited by: JUDYJEANNE at: 1/31/2020 (15:33)
 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
1/31/20 12:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Becky--I'm glad your dental work is over and done, and you can take the weekend to prepare for the beginning next week. Obnoxious parents, ugh.

Erika, there do seem to be a lot of bugs around this year. I've had mine, it wasn't a bad one, so I certainly don't want another, either. I hope your DD gets better soon. Good for you for getting back to boot camp! emoticon

Kelly, I hope you're settling into the new place and enjoying the lovely view.

Judy, I hope you're doing well, too.

Hi Ryan!

I'm "working" at home, which means going to a voice lesson, and then going to dinner/theater in San Francisco with DH and my DS and BIL. It's supposed to be about 65 degrees out today, so I'm going to enjoy it and walk a bit outside, too.

I'm looking forward to February -- no official challenge set up here, but we'll make it an easy one. Post here in chit chat! Often. It's so much more fun when everyone's around.

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
1/31/20 6:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, I finally got my permanent crown in. What a relief all of that is over....and is was a long and drawn out process.Our dentist (and his wife) are good friends and he refuses to charge us....even though I am not an easy patient. He only charged us for the lab cost for the crown itself (and not even all of that). We're going to take them to lunch in La Fortuna Sunday. And school starts on Monday. I have been working on my attitude during our break and hope to be able to handle the obnoxious parents with aplomb this year. (Though that will probably go the way of my resolutions the first time I have to deal with one).

Judy, I hope you've gotten good news after all your medical tests!! Did you have to get root canals done for each crown you got? You must be a zen master. If I could I would be put to sleep even for cleaning and check-ups like your DH.

Erika, definitely stay clear of your DD's germs!! I hope she gets through it quickly and feels better soon. I'm glad you got to enjoy the ski trip and didn't overdo it. Love the photo!! Sorry to hear that there is so much turmoil at work right now. I know you can handle anything that comes your way, but the situation has to be stressful.

Emme, you are a PnP diva....and an inspiration!! You and Erika are our role models.

Kelly, moving is definitely a nightmare. Once you get settled in you will feel better.

Ryan, hope all is well!!









Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/30/20 4:31 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Emme, good for you! I am maintaining (sort of at least, +3 pounds from a year ago), but I am still really having to work at it. You are right, it is really a mind shift, that is the key.

I am happy to be back in my routine. This morning I did my first real bootcamp workout since before Christmas. I am still a bit weak and my lung capacity is not fully back yet, but I did not feel like I overdid it and I am so happy to be back on track. Also my eating is going very well. I can't believe the improvement that the intermittent fasting has done to my hunger levels. It's so much easier to turn down the goodies if I are not hungry all the time.

Unfortunately, DD has come down with a killer virus (hopefully not THE killer virus!) Wow it hit her like a ton of bricks. I am usually not a germaphobe but I am actually going to go buy hand sanitizer and masks today. She is coughing like crazy. I just really really don't want to get sick again, after that last one took me down for so long. Is this what getting old is like?????

Edited by: SDERIKA at: 1/30/2020 (16:38)
My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
1/29/20 9:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow Emme! that sounds so good. I have always thot that I would like to maintain at my good weight instead of maintaining at 20# over.

 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
1/29/20 12:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Erika, thanks for the pic--what a great trip. Happy you're feeling better, too. I haven't been to Banff in years, but I remember how stunning the landscape is. Sorry about job stuff, but it sounds like you're mentally prepared for whatever is to come. Brava!

Maintenance -- yes, I am staying in a narrow band of about 2 pounds. I'd like to lose a couple more by my birthday next month, just to prove I can, but I'm not stressing over it. I was actually thinking about maintenance yesterday, as I'm finding it easier than I have before. I've always had that experience of hitting goal, then just relaxing and regaining. Now, I still make plans every day (sometimes loose ones, and I don't always follow 100%, but I make them and mostly follow). It takes about 2 minutes in the morning. I also have just retrained myself to just want and eat less food. Really, the key to me has been one phrase I heard from PnP at the beginning: Lose it like you live it. Never again will I take on any diet or exercise process I can't sustain. It's been eye-opening... I still drink, eat pizza and Mexican, don't kill myself at the gym, and yet, "normal" weight is possible. Who knew? emoticon

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/29/20 9:16 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all, I made it back from the Canada trip. Oh my gosh, I loved it so much more than I thought I would! We were lucky with the weather, the locals thought it was a heat wave because it hovered around freezing during the daytime. There was even a direct flight to Calgary, and it was cheap! I really want to go back. I even did not gain, did work on it. And of course lots of exercise with XC skiing and snow hiking. We skied on frozen Lake Louise, I can't believe they groom the lake!

I was also really lucky because my bronchitis has continued to slowly improve. I barely cough at all any more. DD just woke up with a sore throat this morning though...I really don't want to get this one!

Work is looking very questionable...there are definitely big changes ahead for me. Not sure yet exactly what they are, will know in another few weeks, maybe in only 2 weeks. It's unsettling, but if it is a layoff then I am ready. It's time for the next chapter.

I am still trying to stick to the intermittent fasting. I get 14 hours most days. The thing that surprises me is how it seems to help me with my hunger issues. It's supposed to help your body learn to burn fat for fuel in addition to running on carbs.I really think my body is doing better with that, so that when I am hungry, it can fall back on burning some of my fat to keep things going, and then I am not so starving hungry. But, big caveat, it is not a magic solution. I still have to eat less in order to lose weight. emoticon

Judy I am so sorry you are struggling with health issues. Thinking of you. emoticon

Emme, how the PnP going lately? Are you still maintaining? Is it a struggle for you as much as it is for me?

Kelly, the move was a stressful time, wouldn't be surprising if you had gained. Don't worry, you can just get back to taking care of yourself. You deserve it!

Becky, did school start this week? How is the eye?

Ryan, were you able to get back to the gym again? How's that sweet DGD?

Here is DH on one of our awesome skis in Canada:




Edited by: SDERIKA at: 1/29/2020 (09:23)
My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
1/28/20 11:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mighty quiet around here. I hope everyone is doing well.

Not much new to report here--the semester is starting to settle in....

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
FITTEREVERYDAY's Photo FITTEREVERYDAY SparkPoints: (33,332)
Fitness Minutes: (20,979)
Posts: 2,366
1/27/20 8:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So it's one of many things but I'm weighing more than I thought:

-It's water weight due my period (which is what I hope it is).
-My scale is actually correct right now because my bathroom floor is actually level (which is a bummer but I suppose not a bad thing because accurate measurement).
-I've actually gained weight moving (unlikely, but maybe a little).

Edited by: FITTEREVERYDAY at: 1/27/2020 (09:02)

~Kelly~

Time is EST - US/Michigan

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson





 current weight: 163.3 
177
161.5
146
130.5
115
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
1/25/20 9:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Erika send us a snow picture. Emme the new furniture always makes the rest look older. The last few days I have been sleeping but not exercising. The challenge shows me what I am and am not doing! Kelly your water picture is so peaceful. Becky how is the pirate act going. emoticon

 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/25/20 1:11 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Driving from Calgary to Banff. Wow!!!

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
1/25/20 12:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Judy, sending healing vibes. I hope things resolve quickly for you, especially the back pain.

Got up early for a Saturday, as we had a new couch delivered at 7:30 this morning. I love it -- but of course, now our other furniture looks like it needs updating.

A gray day out there again. I guess it's a treadmill day -- yesterday was spring-like, 60s and sunny. I got outside and walked, and it was wonderful.

How's everyone's weekend?

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
1/25/20 5:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Judy, I'm sorry you are dealing with health issues. I'll be sending up prayers for you and lots of positive energy your way. Keep us posted!! emoticon

Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
1/24/20 9:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been dealing with some health issues which involved an MRI for my back, a CT scan for my gut pain, and a ultrasound for some small lesions on my kidneys. Next Tuesday another MRI for the kidneys. So far the results are that my back has narrowing and bulging but nothing that requires an operation. Erika's exercise advice is still making it better a little at a time. The kidney problems are tiny and probably no worry. I haven't done any bingeing and I have been exercising. I walked half a mile today but it does throw me off to keep running around for tests and doctor visits. I am grateful for good insurance and good doctors and good advice from my DDs.

Edited by: JUDYJEANNE at: 1/24/2020 (21:37)
 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
1/23/20 11:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A quick morning hello! It's good to see so much activity. Another rainy day here -- we've been alternating, it seems, a day of rain, a day of sun. Yesterday was sun.

It's been hard getting back into the swing of work -- getting there, but spending too much time just dinking around.

Becky, I hope the new session goes well! Kids love pirates, right? emoticon

Ryan, hope you feel up to the gym. Feel better!

Erika, have a great trip. I wish the photo posting option on this site was better. But, post pix anyway.

Judy, hope all's well.

Okay, one more cup of coffee then I gotta get it together.

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
1/23/20 6:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ryan, emoticon on taking that first step!! I can't wait to exercise again. It didn't rain all afternoon yesterday and I was sure we'd get to go walk this morning. But it's raining again this morning. emoticon

Erika, I'm glad you were able to get back on track so quickly. I think that is the key....since no one is immune to slip-ups.

Emme, I love the picture of you on stage. I would love to see a video!!!

Kelly, I emoticon your lake view.

Judy, emoticon

The classroom is getting closer to being ready for the onslaught. I'm going to have to wear my plastic eye protector for the first week of class when the new kid adaptation week. I guess I'll tell them I'm a pirate. emoticon



Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/22/20 8:33 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Woohoo Ryan!!! Congrats on taking that first step! And I hope you feel better soon.

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
RYAN133HW's Photo RYAN133HW Posts: 4,822
1/22/20 6:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i'm not feeling great tonight, but i did get to the gym this morning. i'm hoping to get there again on friday. one step at a time!

Edited by: RYAN133HW at: 1/22/2020 (18:28)
-ryan, boston, ma area, usa

co-leader, challenge yourself https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
groups_individual.asp?gid=13071

member, powerful prism panthers, blc37, 38

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying" (Tim McGraw)

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be" (Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka)


 current weight: 170.6 
170.6
160.45
150.3
140.15
130
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/22/20 2:29 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Emme and Kelly, thank you so much for posting the pix! It really helps me feel more connected to you. emoticon

I am still fighting these extra pounds from the holidays. At the WW weigh-in I was essentially the same. I am feeling grateful that at least I know how to lose it, I have done it before and it worked. And I am on track!

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
EMME-RUNNER's Photo EMME-RUNNER Posts: 3,394
1/21/20 2:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Kelly, that photo is so beautiful.

I don't have a video, but at least here's a photo from yesterday's performance. It went really well, and even our problem child did great. We got loads of compliments, including one from a professional musician who was in the audience.



Erika, good to have you back. Sorry you're dragging a bit. I hope you feel well for Banff as well -- so pretty there.

Judy, yay for good sleeps! I don't have enough of them.

Ryan, keep posting about your grandbaby. It's clear how much joy she brings you.

Becky, hard to drag the DH many places... I must say. And it's true, I'm kind of staying put until April, then a bunch of travel. I had to decide against Portugal, though, as I have about three different obligations in May that require travel, and they're all too close together. I'm sorry that is the one that had to go, but it was the most expendable.

Okay... back to it. It is the first day of classes, and we've had all kinds of technical problems on campus. Why do people keep coming to me to fix stuff? I'm not the $%$@!#! IT department.

--Emme

2020 trips: England, Hawaii, New York, Bali


 current weight: 133.0 
170
160.75
151.5
142.25
133
FITTEREVERYDAY's Photo FITTEREVERYDAY SparkPoints: (33,332)
Fitness Minutes: (20,979)
Posts: 2,366
1/21/20 12:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply


Here you guys go. Sunset over the lake.


~Kelly~

Time is EST - US/Michigan

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson





 current weight: 163.3 
177
161.5
146
130.5
115
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/21/20 9:26 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Ryan, I agree with the others, I love hearing about Lulu. So glad that you have her in your life!

Becky, it is awesome news about your DS! I hope he enjoys the job!

Emme, you are back in session, right? How are the new classes?

I have my WW weigh-in today...It's been two weeks. I did great on the first week but definitely not so great on the second. I just hope I haven't gained. emoticon

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
RYAN133HW's Photo RYAN133HW Posts: 4,822
1/21/20 8:47 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
becky, that's great news about your son. congratulations! when i wake up in the middle of the night & can't get back to sleep, my therapist told me to do some meditation. i can't tell you if it works or not; i'm horrible at meditating so i haven't even tried it yet!

-ryan, boston, ma area, usa

co-leader, challenge yourself https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
groups_individual.asp?gid=13071

member, powerful prism panthers, blc37, 38

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying" (Tim McGraw)

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be" (Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka)


 current weight: 170.6 
170.6
160.45
150.3
140.15
130
BGINCOSTARICA's Photo BGINCOSTARICA Posts: 5,787
1/21/20 7:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Kelly, I´m so glad your move was uneventful and you and your DH have are enjoying a water view. Post a picture when you get a chance.

Ryan, I'm not bored with your Lulu stories either. I like to picture you and Lulu enjoying each others company.

Judy, what bliss....8 hours of sleep. I actually have been sleeping a little better lately. I have found a new trick for when I wake up at 2:00 in the morning and can't get back to sleep. I leave my phone by my bed with a boring book ready to listen to on youtube. It puts me back to sleep in very little time!! I think it engages my monkey mind just enough so that I don't start that vicious cycle of worrying about everything and can actually relax and go back to sleep.

Emme, when is your next trip. It seems like you've been home for an unusual amount of time.

Erika, I hope your sinus infection doesn't flare up again. I've learned the hard way to take the time I need to recover before going back to exercise too soon. I've broken open mole biopsies, gotten bronchitis (numerous times) and re-injured myself. Now I wait. Juan's reminders of past disasters help keep me under control, too!! emoticon

I have wonderful news. My DS was hired as en English teacher for the new school year. He has (like so many professionals in Costa Rica) been underempioyed the past couple of years. The economy is so bad here right now. There was a job fair yesterday for jobs in a milk product factory and over 20,000 people showed up. I receive three or four resumes by email a week from teachers looking for jobs.

I finished reading the new Louise Penny's book last night (first book I've read with my new bionic eye). I really enjoyed it.

Costa Rica, GMT -6
Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos

Becky


 current weight: 152.8 
161.2
155.9
150.6
145.3
140
JUDYJEANNE Posts: 2,221
1/20/20 9:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ryan I love the Lulu stories.
Erika my DH has to remind me that there are only 24 hours in a day and as I age I have to slow down. It is still hard to do. I am jealous of your trip to Banff. It is so beautiful there but the temp is a high of 27 degrees tomorrow.
I slept 8.5 hours last night and then a 1 hour nap. I haven't done that for a long time.

Edited by: JUDYJEANNE at: 1/20/2020 (21:28)
 current weight: 157.7 
184
171.75
159.5
147.25
135
RYAN133HW's Photo RYAN133HW Posts: 4,822
1/20/20 6:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i had the best day today! i went with ethan to get a new suit & then he treated me to lunch. afterwards i went to watch lulu so jared could run some errands before raina got home from work. lulu was in a great mood, all smiles & giggles the whole time i was there until she was ready for a nap. she must have sat & played with her toys on the floor while i read for about an hour and a half. of course i did play with her some of the time but she was just as happy by herself. she was just so much fun! (am i boring you all to death with baby stories? i'm really sorry...or maybe not) emoticon

i did well with my eating today. lunch with ethan was healthy & filling. all i've had since is a handful of nuts & a string cheese.

i'm looking forward to going to the gym on wednesday. i'm not sure how much i'll be doing, but just getting in there will be huge for me right now. i'm hoping for 20-30 minutes on the treadmill. emoticon

Edited by: RYAN133HW at: 1/20/2020 (20:15)
-ryan, boston, ma area, usa

co-leader, challenge yourself https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
groups_individual.asp?gid=13071

member, powerful prism panthers, blc37, 38

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying" (Tim McGraw)

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be" (Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka)


 current weight: 170.6 
170.6
160.45
150.3
140.15
130
SDERIKA's Photo SDERIKA Posts: 3,772
1/20/20 3:02 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all! Sorry I was AWOL. Just got overwhelmed there for a few days.

Becky, I loved reading about the lodge! It sounds great. And it looks pretty close to you! I want to go for sure! I hope I can talk my DH into it. I am glad you are recovering well, although another month without exercise sounds difficult.

Ryan, you are doing so well! The first step is just noticing those extra "licks" that you really don't need.

Judy, I hope your back is feeling better. I am glad you are taking care of yourself and resting as needed.

Kelly, so exciting with the move! I am thrilled for you! What a lovely view. emoticon

Emme, I am the opposite of you, truly a full-blown morning person. I am glad you have had such a nice break before school starts again.

I have had a difficult few days. First there was a lot of travel, DD had an interview in Albany. We made it home very late Friday night, and then had a huge party at our house on Saturday night. I was really feeling better so I went for a bike ride with DH on Sunday, but unfortunately overdid it. Now I feel the sinuses kicking up again! I really hope the infection does not come back. Today I am going to try to leave work early and get a quick nap.

During the hectic times, my eating went to pieces. So depressing! My jeans are actually tight today! It's been really tough not being able to exercise as I usually do and being out of my usual routine. And...we are leaving for Banff on Friday. I am hoping so much that I am feeling better again by then. emoticon Otherwise I just don't think I will be able to ski much... emoticon

My goals:
1. Accept and be grateful for my body and my metabolism as they are. No feeling sorry for myself.
2. Veggies and protein at every meal. Track on WW purple plan. Try for 14 hours fasting every 24, when possible due to exercise schedule.
3. No guilt when I am unable to stay on plan. When I get off track, get back on ASAP.


 current weight: 134.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
Page: 1 of (411)   1 2 3 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Challenge Yourself General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13071x7780135

Review our Community Guidelines