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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/12/06 6:44 P

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i am happy that you lost some more weight. I am asking you something point blank--do you really read my posts??? I am the one that sent you the e-mail--Ipost here and at Jewish Dieters. I have said to you that more poeple are at Jewish Dieters and that hte person who started this thread has dissappeared. Pelase come back to Jewish Dieters to post there. I don't want to be mean but it is really better if we all post at the same place.

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7/12/06 8:39 A

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Good morning, It is 4:15 AM and I am up and posting. Just waiting for the sun to come up so I can go for my walk and weigh in. I now am on day two of this darn head ache and need to get it under control before it ends up as a migraine which I get far less since I have been eating and getting healthy. Got in all of my exercise yesterday and even added some time on to it. I will post my weight loss later or tomorrow and I hope all of you others who weigh in on Wednesdays see somw results. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I just got back from my walk and weighing in! I am pleased to say that I am down 2.5 pounds this week, bring my weight to 201.5! My weight loss has really slowed down now that i have gone from off the charts to just being super Obese. When i had 223.5 to lose it came off fast, now at almost 80 pounds to lose it has already slowed down and as I get closer I am sure it will get harder and harder but then again as we get closer to our goal every few pounds really shows on us and our bodies really feel different as well. It is still all worth it to me as I never want to be trapped in a prisoner by my own body again! Mind you I am in no way complaining because I am more then happy with the 2.5 pounds lost, just stating that even though I am still in the Obese catagory I am really having to watch my portions, foods and exercise even more then before by far. I just thought it would be effecting my body more cause I do so much more exercise then 8 to 9 months ago but my body adjusts and I have to eep upping everything so it is not like I have what it takes now and I can coast into my goal weight I am haviing to work so much harder now then I had to in the beginning.
To the person that started this site, sent me an email and invited me on, WHERE ARE YOU????

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/11/06 7:41 P

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my goal is to hit the 200 mark as wel. I think just for your info--I can be founda at Jewish Dieters. It is getting too much to be spread so thin. the person whos atrted this has disappeared.

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7/11/06 11:10 A

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Hello everyone, Woke up with a head ache this morning but still went out for my walk. I did not have time to get in much exercise yesterday so I will be sure to exercise today. It is sad to say but at the viewing yeasterday it was kinda like a reunion of people I have not seen in over 24 years we were all in our teen or bearly into our twentys. It was so great to see everyone and so sad why we where together and that we would not be ssing each other in all likleyhood. It made me realise how much I miss having close friends to not just talk on the phone but really hang out together and be a part of each others lives. Any way on a brighter note tomorrow is weigh in day and I hope to be even closer to getting under the 200 mark. I must admit that I have been so focused on getting to under 200 from the begginning of this journey that I really will need to refocus and I guess aside from my goal weight of 125 pounds, I will set some small goals of healthy habits and getting to certain points on the scale as well. I am just not ready to up my exercise at this point but that surely needs to come into play down the road. Speaking on exercise it is almost 8 AM and I need to get going on my marching in place! Have a nice day and I will check in later if there is time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Im losin it, I too keep a fail safe home and on a very rare occassion I will go but what I am craving but for the most part it works. Even if I am so hungry that I decide to go off plan by eating something or more of something then I planned it is still ether healthy or at the worst something I would not deem healthy but not bad or junk food ether because it will be something on hand like nuts, Pasta, Jerky or left oers which would be healthy. I do not know how people keep it in the home as it would evenually call out to me. You are doing so well. Keep up the great job.
Jlum, Remember we may not see the muscles and such we are building YET but we will if we continue to eat and move in healthy manners.
Jlum and GF, I am not excited about having a surgery but like the two of you I think about it as from losing the first 144.5 pounds I have hanging skin and it is so gross everywhere and uncomfortable. I do not have the money but it is on my mind as imagine after another 79 pounds!
Blest, Congratulations on the weight loss and I am doing better then I thought I would. It has been a long time in comming and it is just more realising and dealing with the death that is as hard each time as it ever.
Goal, I am going by your post and YOU stated two things that you would choose healthy foods and want to not count calories. I think this is a great opertunity to test yourself by eating healthy with your picks and not counting the calories but writting everything down and then posting as best possible to see how you did by guessing at a balanced days. You will then access yourself when you get back home by looking at the totals of calories, fats, carbs, etc AND by weighing yourself on your regular weigh in day to see if it effected it at all. Just an idea to think about. Ether way enjoy your vacation. By the way do not forget portion controll and to allow some play for tasting and a treat or so but just do not go crasy. It is all part of growing ang living life on this journey to health. It is healthy to enjoy some foods now and then, the test is to see if we can do it in moderation and go right back on plan. I never strived to over eat or to under eat, I want the happy medium.
Terry, Hope you feel better this morning.
Hello Ray.


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7/11/06 10:45 A

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Hello everyone, Woke up with a head ache this morning but still went out for my walk. I did not have time to get in much exercise yesterday so I will be sure to exercise today. It is sad to say but at the viewing yeasterday it was kinda like a reunion of people I have not seen in over 24 years we were all in our teen or bearly into our twentys. It was so great to see everyone and so sad why we where together and that we would not be ssing each other in all likleyhood. It made me realise how much I miss having close friends to not just talk on the phone but really hang out together and be a part of each others lives. Any way on a brighter note tomorrow is weigh in day and I hope to be even closer to getting under the 200 mark. I must admit that I have been so focused on getting to under 200 from the begginning of this journey that I really will need to refocus and I guess aside from my goal weight of 125 pounds, I will set some small goals of healthy habits and getting to certain points on the scale as well. I am just not ready to up my exercise at this point but that surely needs to come into play down the road. Speaking on exercise it is almost 8 AM and I need to get going on my marching in place! Have a nice day and I will check in later if there is time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Congratualtions on your weight loss and good for you getting support and motivation through a group like TOPS.

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/10/06 9:16 P

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nope never been to the town you mentioend below--would be nice if we could meeti n California.

sorry to hear aobut your stressful day. Just got home from my TOPS meeitng-- lost 1.25 pounds.

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7/10/06 11:11 A

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Good morning everyone, Today is a rough day as I have to go meet the sister of my best friend from high school at the funeral home to do my friends make up. She lost the battle with Breast Cancer after beeting it twice before. My friend ( Jacque was 39 years old). It is going to be a busy day so I may or may not get in more exercise ( went for my walk this morning). The thing is that on a stressful day like today the exercise is the best thing I can do for myself. I hope everyone else has a good day.
Well maybe the two of us will be in the Californina area at the same time. Have you ever gone to Casa Da Fruita? I just love it there. Have a nice day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/9/06 5:45 P

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no family here in Minneapols. Sister in Chicago, brother in Palo Alto which is not far from San Jose, parents in New Jersey, Counsins all over the place. sometimes I wish I lived somewhere else--but I want to lose weight before I move.

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7/9/06 3:30 P

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I have a lot of relatives in St. Louis, Mo. and a sister and her family are in San Jose, California. So it is just myself and my son her in las Vegas. I was with my grandparents and it was the best of times but my grandfather passed away and then about thirteen years ago my grandmother who was also my very best friend passed away and life got lonley in a hurry. My son has two more years of high school and then I am not sure where I want to go or what I want to do. That sorta makes it hard since I will be able to work within six months ( lose the additional weight and get my knee surgaries) and if I open my business again it will take two years for it to really even get going again so that is a big choice. Do you have a lot of family there? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/9/06 1:04 P

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was just answering youre questoin as to where everyone was. where is your family? parents, brothers, sisters, aunts??? I am not really involved with the jewish community here in Minnesota -- they are ytour stereotypicall "Jewish Snobs". but love being jewish.

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7/9/06 8:40 A

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Good morning everyone, I am not a happy camper as I got up and got on my swim suit, towel and dressed for swimming rather then walking for a change this morning then i get to the pool to discover that my key will not open the pool gates. This is not the first time they have done that with no notice and my 10 AM it will be to hot. Nothing to exciting happening today. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Gwyne, I actually like a place with just one or two to reply to the other threas I am involved in have tons of people to reply to. Your Mitzvah sounds nice as I have stated before since my grandmother passed away I have no Jewish friends to celebrate anything with and my Jewish friends have all moved away. I miss the holidays and such.

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/9/06 7:22 A

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thanks--went to a bar mitzvah yesterday--very nice.

how come you won't consider returning to Jewish Dieters? the person who started this message board has dissappeared.

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7/8/06 12:38 P

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Hooray you are one pound down. Every pound counts, every pound gets you that much closer to feeling well and get to your goal as well as looking better! I am happy for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/7/06 8:53 P

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I lost 1 pound to 207. Everyone posts on Jewish Dieters--you are more than welcome to post there as well.

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7/7/06 1:48 P

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hello everyone, I am doing well so far and using this weekend to really clean and organise some drawers and closets while my son is gone for two days helping with a teen leadership class. I have been in a bad cycle for a few days waking up at 2to 3 AM and not being able to go back to sleep, then dragging through the day so I am going to wear myself out so i sleep better. I hope everyone else is doing well getting healthy and to your goals.
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Edited by: VEGASGIRL at: 7/7/2006 (13:49)
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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/5/06 6:24 P

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congrats on getting to 204--was at 208 and now 210. I amdetermined to lose --had good eating day.

as far as the missels from N. Korea--I don't know what to think--perhaps attention?? with allt he problems in Iran, Isreal etc no one is thinking about Korea.

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7/5/06 3:22 P

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I am tired today so kinda just hanging around till I pick up my son and we go see the Health card movie after he is done working. I will definitly do all of my exercise as I did not eat to bad but not my usual healthy choices were served at my friends house. Today is weigh in day am I am down three pounds (204) which I am greatful for. I drank a TON of water last night to help get the body going after eating so late in the evening, and then even the vegetables that were grilled had a lot of EVOO on them. I had four or five M&M's and Olimpa (sp) which is healthy but I seldomly eat noodles. So I just need to be good for a few days. How did everyone else do this weekend? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Gwayne, I love a person who thinks for them slves and you go girl. What do you think about these missels being fired from that Kim what ever his last name is?

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/5/06 5:37 A

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of courset I went and had a good time. I love politics--am going to vote Green party this year.

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7/4/06 12:59 P

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Happy Fourth of July! Gee a holiday where we celebrate America and get to feel proud with out the politicians telling us it is not politically incorrect. I know that was rude of me but I do love America and am very patriotic all year and this is a very fun day to celebrate. I hope everyone has the special day they want. It actually may rain here so not sure if I should go to the park for the music and Fireworks. We will see. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: VEGASGIRL at: 7/4/2006 (13:01)
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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/4/06 5:29 A

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thanks -- have a great 4th of juoly!!

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7/3/06 7:04 P

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Fantastic attitude !!!!!
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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/3/06 6:47 P

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i have decided that the best plan of action is to learnLearn from my past and then MOVE forward. I am moving forward. I have slowly lost weight and have not gained any back. that is real progress. I exercise 5 - 6 x per week. I love exercising. I am not letting ANYTYHNG get in my way of my goal to lose weight. I will do it and keep it off.

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7/3/06 12:21 P

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Good morning ladies and soon it will be July Fourth. I get to have my son home and he gets to rest for a change. I am holding on tight but giving myself a bit of slack tonight as I love my friends cooking ( she is Phillipeno) I have learned that I can go there and have a few things to taste then be done as long as I take away the plate other wise I could nosh forever. I hope everyone else is well and for those of you going out some where for the holiday remember you want to do well for your goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/3/06 11:46 A

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Gwyne, WOW, You are very much in the same boat as I am and it bites. So much weight on our short bodies. I am here to tell you that it is not easier now then when I started same old cravings, same old wanting to eat more of these foods because the taste so good rather then because I am hungry. HOWEVER the more I move even for leasure walks in the morning for just up to ten minutes are making a big difference and now I march in place and such in frount of the TV. Just keep posting and we will get each other through it. I do not judge at all and ahve my really good and hard days too. hang in there and as long as we do not give up we will get to our goals sooner or later. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
7/2/06 11:58 P

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vegas girl just to let you knwo I saw your post but I am tired right now and so will re-read tomorrow when Ia mo more awake. I weigh 208 now--was at 240 on a 5'1" BODY. I am going to lose wieght. I know I can. but I need to get some sleep. will read your post again tomorrow,.

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7/2/06 12:00 P

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Good morning, A fresh new week for all of us to do what we can with! I am excited about our Fouth of July plans comming up and yet with the heat of July extremely weary about the heat even at night it will be well over 100 and whatever. We will see as it is worth it for the beautiful Fire works. The preceeding is an email I sent to someone is having a very hard go of it and thought it may help others as we all have our struggles on our journeys...


I read your email last night but had been up since 3 AM and wanted to be in a clearer state of mind to respond. First of all It is nice that we can post when things are going well like we lose weight, exercise or eat healthy. The truth is durning those times we are getting the strength from within and the results as well as the feelings we get when we are doing what we percieve as the right thing or even more so from the results of our labor. When we are struggling, failing, eating wrong, depressed, over whelmed and all of the other hard ships we have to deal with on this journey to atain what ever goals we each are striving for. I personaly in no way, shape or form consider you going through this and then posting a pity party, an inconvience or anything less then just real life problems. I can tell you my life experience is being fat, not being able to over come my food issues or guess the issues that have made me deal with my life through food. I came to the same comments that you did that I am just going to have to be who I am ans that is a fat women. I am who I am. I was tired of the battle, I was tired of failing at diets, I was tired of only gaing more, I was tired of getting my hopes up and in that zone to find my self failing again and not knowing what, how or why I had gotten out of that zone of dieting just like that. I eneded up at 348.5 pounds! Think about that number do not just read past it 348.5 pounds and I am only 5'2! I gave up on it all. I gave up on eating the right foods, I gave up on on portion control, and exercise well forget about it. There was so much more I did not realise I was going to give up by givving up on dieting and trying to be thin ( back then it was not about heath for me I wanted to be thinner). I always stated that everyone should leave me alone and that till I was unhealthy and my doctors, blood work and such show i am healthy. I was not healthy, I was eating myself to death. Iate myself into being so big that I was distrying my body and ended up with heriated diske, blown knees, torn miniscus and so much more. I NEVER, NEVER, NEVER should have given up and I really do believe that if we try and have to start over a million times then so be it cause each time we gain knowledge, each time we are eating healthy, each time inproves our changes of getting it, getting in that zone. I have never met you in person, and I am having the hardest time of my life from having to go on disability i lost my house ( had one year of money saved up), lost my business that I loved and worked so hard to build, I lost my own self respect and live in proverty now till I can get back to work. I have sold my lovely furniture, jewlry, and can not even afford to buy clothes after losing more then 140 pounds. My hair that I always did to look perfectly styled so pulled back in a pony tail as I can not afford to have it cut, We ( my son and I ) need everything from shoes to clothes to daily items but because I gave up the llast three years have been my wake up call and so as one person, women, someone who has a weight problem to another please feel fee to post the raw, hard truth and I will try hard to help you as best I can and i will never consider it a downer or to much, if anything the truth be told I will first feel greatful that I am somehow continuing to be able to over come what WAS a life battle and I will want more then you can imagine to get everyone I post with through to other side not that it is easy ( read my post for today) but it is easier and I do get it now and I do believe for the first time in my life that I can do it. We each need to make choices for ourselves but I promise you giving up is not the answer and I promise you each of us makes a choice to come here to Sparks and to post or not to so if you post and I respond it is my choice and perhaps my gift from you. That's right ( and brace yourself as here comes the cornyness but the truth). I learned this when my son was very young... I learn more teaching others and helping others for the most part then I had learned it in my daily life. So when i pass on the information I am re-enforcing the knowledge for myself and some times learning or getting it more then the first time. I hope this gives you some food for thought. Get it, come on it is funny. Well with my twisted humor I think it's funny. I am going to post this with out your name as I believe we all feel this way at times or have felt this way and YOU will be helping others on Sparks by being so honest and open.
Rayz, Read my post and i hope you treat yourself well in dealing with your husbands being gone. Just try to handle it without food. I know it is almost like saying do not breathe but almost like as it can be done. Us Jewish women have a very deep and emotional bond with food. Food is my great grand parents, mygrandmother and grandfather and others who have passed on. it is holidays, and break ups, deathes and so many other moments and emotions in my life in my mind. I know now that the memories and emotions are so innertwined for me that i do feel it as one but am trying to break through some of those connections ( not all as I am who I am a eater, not a drinker, I do enjoy food and want to continue) I also do want to be healthy and look bee=tter then 348.5 pounds on my 5'2 frame. We can just try and work on it and what ever ground we make is progress for us and our children, grandchildren and such just like relatives that i never met are in the habits and cooking and so much more that was passed down to my mom, me and my son.Gwyne, I am so happy for you and know how hard you are working to those strong habits you want to change. Have a fantastic time and eat well and if you find something you CHOOSE to not pass on just have two to three small bites and you will still be a success. Luckaly or maybe not I am alone here now with my son so the holidays and such are not what they were (sadly) but nor is the temptation. You are so succeeding and learning how to deal with things that will be better for you. Give yourself the credit that you deserve, BIG TIME! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/2/06 10:22 A

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Good for you Gwen, hope that you enjoy the wedding and picnics. Keep us in mind when you are thinking that "one little something wont hurt"!!!
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7/1/06 6:29 P

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hi razor--sorry to hear aobut your slip. Vegas Girl -- you are n ow inspiring me -- yesterday and today i have done GREAT. I am keepig track of all calories, staying iwthin my guidelines of no more tnan 1440 calories per day and exerciing. I have a wedding tomorrow and I am NOT going to slide. and tuesday 2 picnics and I WONT SLIP UP THEN EITHER. happy 4th all.

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Hi Vegasgirl - its good to see that you are so motivated. I'm going thru a bad "eating" period at the moment. It seems like I have lost all my good habits and gone back to the bad ones. I have decided though that tomorrow is the start of a new week and a new life (my hubby has gone abroad for a new job and I'm on my own - reason for emotional eating!) I hope that I will motivate myself to be "good" again. I have already put on a few pounds and really mustn't go there again.
I'm hoping for a better week
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6/30/06 7:57 A

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TGIF and Fouth Of July weekend ( yes, I know a very long weekend and into the next week). With everything going on in America and to America I just feel more and more thankful to being living in America or is it age? Ether way I hope everyone has a fantastic Fouth of July in what ever way you choose. Today is day three of my self imposed challeng to be strict eating healthy, portion control and exercise. I must tell you that last night i was hungry ( at about 9 PM at night) I knew I had extra calories left so went into the kitchen and actually took out a box of Wheat Thins intending to eat just a few but then realised it was not being strict healthy food wise, time of night ( for me) and that I had made this commitment and frankly would have to come post that this morning so I actually ut the box back into the cabinet and went to bed to watch some TV. Now for me that was a big deal I was truer to myself then the food! This is the third day of the challeng and I made it this far, I can make it today and tomarrow. How are all of you that joined me in this challenge doing? I promise good, bad or inbetween no judgements will be made just support and encouragement! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Here is the post I did and my self impossed challenge....
Good morning everyone, I have had an awakening that my old habits are rearing a few of their ugly heads back into my life so here is the deal I am setting myself up with a four day challenge to be very strict and back to the basics. Meaning these three things to get my mind and new habits the advantage over my old habits.
* Portion control... I have gotten lazy and for these next four days will be measuring my food rather then eye balling it. Also no telling myself I am a bit below my calories or I am eating so healthy, if it is not on the food list that I have decided and calculated on line to be balanced and all then I am done. If I find myself craving or hungry for something. NOT EVEN A TASTE, I will shut myself in my room at night or go to sleep early before I have anything off my plan for the day.
* Healthy eating is a must as always and I do pretty well on this one. The trick is to make the food I plan to eat for that day flavorful and something I am wanting rather then just any old thing in the house so that it satisfies me.
* Exercise... I will do my walking and marching in the morning hours and my stretching and strenthening in the evening.
Anyone that would like to do this with mefeel free. For those of you who are struggling or want to get that jump mentally as well as on the scale jion in it is only till Sunday!

Edited by: VEGASGIRL at: 6/30/2006 (07:58)
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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
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not sure what challenge you are referring to--I post mostly on the Jewish Dieters site.

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Good morning everyone, Is it me or the trees a little greener? The sky a little bluer cause I did everything just so on my four days of being strict? Three more days of doting my i's and crossing my t's. How are the rest of you that joined in on this four day challenge with me doing? I am here to support and help you along. Yesterday went smoothly for me and it was scary but I made a delicious and feeling dinner which helps. I steamed a big old Artichoke and made a new steak rescipe. You rube Chili Powder, Theme and fresh Garlic on both sides of VERY lean Steak, cook it and then mix Wor chestshire and a bit of Kitchup and put I table spoon on top right after removing it from the oven and let sit four minutes then serve. i know Ketchup has sugar and carbe but i weighed out two ounces so it was fine and OH so delicious. Infact my son ate his and my left overs! What is everyone doing for The Fourth Of July? We are going to a party on the third and then to a park for fire works and music on July Fourth! Have a nice day everyone. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
6/28/06 6:52 P

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we all get of track--so be proud that you are back on track. I am back on track as well. please visit us at Jewish Dieters -- we all get on more than 1 board.

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Good morning everyone, I have had an awakening that my old habits are rearing a few of their ugly heads back into my life so here is the deal I am setting myself up with a four day challenge to be very strict and back to the basics. Meaning these three things to get my mind and new habits the advantage over my old habits.
* Portion control... I have gotten lazy and for these next four days will be measuring my food rather then eye balling it. Also no telling myself I am a bit below my calories or I am eating so healthy, if it is not on the food list that I have decided and calculated on line to be balanced and all then I am done. If I find myself craving or hungry for something. NOT EVEN A TASTE, I will shut myself in my room at night or go to sleep early before I have anything off my plan for the day.
* Healthy eating is a must as always and I do pretty well on this one. The trick is to make the food I plan to eat for that day flavorful and something I am wanting rather then just any old thing in the house so that it satisfies me.
* Exercise... I will do my walking and marching in the morning hours and my stretching and strenthening in the evening.
Anyone that would like to do this with mefeel free. For those of you who are struggling or want to get that jump mentally as well as on the scale jion in it is only till Sunday!
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I forgot to say I have lost an additional 2 pounds!
For right now I am on the computer to much and need to down size my time rather then increase it but I am glad to see you are doing so well.

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
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hi vegas girl--I do all my posting on Jewish Dieters if you would like to post there as well. I konw I work at a ocmputer all day so its hard but lots of people do 2 or 3 message board.

stickign to an eating plan is hard but it can be odne. I am back on mine--and I exercise daily. love to exercise-it's a habit i have gotten into.

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Gwyne, I am doing to have more on the program days. How are you doing with everything? It is nice to be able to post with you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GWYNETHANNE Posts: 4,705
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hello -- thought I would stop in. the other site is up and gong as well--Vegas girl how are you?

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Good morning everyone, I was up and out early as I want to get all of my exercise in before I leave for the day. I am going to the South Coast today to a convention called "Womens Day Out". It is any and every kind of service for women around town as well as selling products and such. Free chocolate candy, margaritas and entertainment. I figure I can walk around and get some exercise while collecting cards,to market to some of the business people later, get ideas and maybe have some fun in the process. I got all of my exercise done, except a the stretching I do for an hour in the evening as I like to do while I watch the evening news. Ok here it goes as most of you know I was the Queen of eating Potato Chips and have done well for the last almost 8 months with out them but last night i found myself noshing which I have not done in ages so i decided to just have what I wanted and got one individual bag of Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips and first thing I would like to shear that I found to my dismay as even when I go off plan I try to keep portion control now. ONE SMALL bag of Potato Chips is considered 2.5 servings. I could not believe my eyes, I mean I would never bring a regular size bag alone with me but surely what i considered a single serving would be good. I decided to live it up and just eat what I felt I wanted and I had about 1.5 to 2 servings and then handed the bag to my son as I was satisfied to my shear delight and complete surprise my son told he that he was not interested in potato Chips since i had been banning them from the house he just doesn't have a taste for them any more! Now that was worth going off plan for, LOl. I know he will still eat chips now and then and I have seen no decrease in his sweet tooth yet but there is hope now and I am changing the bad habits that I was passing on just as generations before me. i am so happy, happy, happy for my fail safe home and new healthier life style. Since being the best mom I can be means everything to me this is an almost tear filled moment for me. I know I have done right by my son but also always new that I was passing on bad and an unhealthy relationship with food. Have I mentioned that I am so happy, happy, happy that there is some change in my son as well as they huge change in me. If you could see me now I have an ear to ear smile. This is a very good day, I just love that darn kid. Ok, I will stop being so corny AGAIN. Have a nice weekend. Oh yes, I am trying a Pedometer a very generous and sweet friend sent me so we will see how I do through the weekend it is interesting to see how i will do on a normal day. I wrote the preceeding Saturday and the following today.
Good morning everyone, Just a quick hello I too have been busy, busy, busy for a change. I really dp belive that it is so much healthier to stay active and busy. Loved the convention for Women and got all kinds of samples and had fun. I wore my Pedometer Saturday and Sunday but want to see what a normal day is like. I also think it clicks more steps then I do as I caught it happening a few times from the way I moved. Does anyone else find this? I will have to wear it this week to see if I put any merit in it.
I am trying a new rescipe for dinner today. it sounded interesting and I am a bit tired of the few ways I know to cook Scallops. I mix Soy Sauce ( light), Wasabi Paste, Fresh Ginger, Dark Seasame Oil and Marinade for at least 1 hour ( I'll do it a three to four) Then you grill. What is everyone doing for the Fourth Of July? We are going to a party one day and then to a Park for music and a big Fire Works Show. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I can not believe I am finally back in but thank you to everyone who halped me resolve being booted out and then rejoining the group.

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Good morning, Up and out earily this morning to walk and get a start on the day. I have to tell all of you that drinking water (a lot of water) is the trick of the century. It makes such a huge difference on my weight loss. I also must tell you all that i think it is a pain ( a worth while pain) as I was in the restroom all evening and night. I do not feel rested or refreshed but I will find a happy medium by drinkinking more earlier in the afternoon and cut it off at a certin point in the evening so i can get a good nights sleep. i am one of those people that needs my sleep to function and think clearly. Other then that same old thing.
KT, It is a learning process and if you continue to work at it you will see and feel the differences that will help you to succeed.
dreamer, i hope you feel better soon.
Busymom, Hello and I hope we can combine groups but if not I am staying here. Thanks for the encouragement. Tell me about yourself and what you are going for? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hey vegasgirl, I just sent a big speel to jewish dieters, I agree I do not want to spend that much time at the computer either. For me the key was exercising daily. I love the Leslie sansome walking videos. She has 1,2,3,4 and soon to come a 5 mile video's. I love the walking stuff and she does lots with the arms. Well got to go. Vegasgirl, actually seeing your dreams coming a reality (getting under the 200 mark)is scary, and overwhelming. You are seeing that maybe you can do this 1 to 2 lbs at a time. It does all add up.

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Oh happy days! It is a very good morning here. After a week of exercising for the same amount of time but half heartedly and much later in the day and not drinkinh my water like I should, I had a peak at the scale and was only down 1.5 pounds. I decided to nip this in the bud. This being better at my new habits and upped my water back where it should be and exercised in the morning and through the day ( 10 minute sessions of marching at a time. I am thrilled to say that when I hoped on the scale today ( my weigh in day) I am down three pounds. I now weigh 210 pounds. i know this may be a stupid question to ask but is at as emotional for all of you to want to get bellow the 200 mark as it is for me. I mean the last two weigh ins I have seriously come close to crying. I do not know what it is about that number, I mean I still have 75 pounds more to lose after getting there, and the battle will still go on. Having said that there is this emotional, magical , tie to this number or more to the point of being One Hundred and something. Although my goal is to get to 125 so far it is just a number, just where I feel I will be and look healthier. Ok, enough already. Other then that same old going on here. Have a lot to do and want to get them one before the heat of the day which starts earilier so have a nice day everyone!
Ok, for those of you who also post on the other Jewish group is there no way we can join them to one group as I got an email asking me to post there and just do not want to have another place to post. i want to spend less time on my kester sitting on the computer not more. however for now I am only posting here as the other was a lot slower with posts and resonces.

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Jackie, yes, thank you I am doing well for the most part. i got a bit lazy and didn't exercise till afternoon when I am tired and kinda went through the motions half a---d and then was not drinking my water like i should so today i am working on getting back to my new habits before my old habits slowley take over. I know what you mean about getting back in that zone, it is soooo hard and over whelming plus your body resorts back to the old habits a lot quicker then learning and maintaining the new. I can only suggest you go back to the basics and almost start over like you did in the beginning. Be it going for small walks or what ever steps you first started with in the beginning. I am always here to support you or feel free to vent. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/20/06 2:50 P

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Hi everyone!

Well, I'm here too! I also think that we should just keep to either the Jewish dieters board or to this group - otherwise we're going to all go back and forth checking messages!

Vegasgirl, nice to hear from you again. It sounds like you are doing well with the weight loss.
Ever since the wedding, I can't really get into the diet again. My good excuse is my husband's new job - he'll be going to Nigeria on the 28th - which just happens to be our wedding anniversary too! He'll be going for periods of 10 weeks and then back home for 2. Luckily the first time that he'll be back is for Rosh Hashanna, and then he will go back for a few weeks and be back again for wedding number 2!!
Life is never boring!
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Good morning everyone, Another life lesson for me. I already know this one but hey why not learn it again. I take generic prenatel vitamins to keep my health up while losing this weight as I am losing hair from losing so much weight and trying to get in enough protein and such. I know I need to eat first and always do but yesterday I forgot till about an hour plus later and thought it was close enogh to still take them. I was so sick and get so sick that it was like someone drained the energy from my body and my throat is sore from the meds comming up and i feel like someone beat me up my muscles are so sore. ENOUGH LIFE LESSONS, I GET IT! Got in another day of walking although even at 5AM it is getting hot. Thw weatherman is preparing us for the thick of summer is arriving and we are going to shot up soon by at least 10 degrees to start. Oh well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Ok, Busymom any fad diet is no good so tell me more and let's see what we can do to make it work better for YOu and your family.

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Hi I am not sure of the difference of the regular message board and a group but I am here. I am an older mom, I had my first pregnancy at 40 with twin boys, and 19 mos later I gave birth to a baby girl. We got our family started in a hurry. Now they are 3,4. Not the best eaters, the boys are on get fat diet and the only one gaining is mommy..... Well got to go, looking forward to hearing from others.

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Hello and thanks for inviting me. I am Jewish on both sides but must say that I was raised with the trsdions more then anything else. Kinda weird since my mom was raised in a koser house and my dad was rasied by Jewish parents but we had both holidays and all. Any way it is just my son and myself so now it is even harder to celebrate so I am looking to get more information before each holiday. maybe you all can fill me in as each holiday comes around. Along with anything else you want to shear. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/19/06 8:17 A

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hi guys, gwen i see you are a part of this group and elana too. why don't we combine both groups into one message board so we don't have to answer and check both????

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yes welcome. I am a humanistic Jew--born and raised conservative -- no don't keep kosher although I don't go out of my way to be non-kosher.

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Hi Batshua,
Welcome to Sparkpeople. And thanks for the invitation to join this group. Both of my parents were Holocaust survivors. I was raised in a traditional Jewish home where we celebrated the major holidays. Although my Mom did not keep strictly Kosher, we ate Kosher meat, didn't mix meat with dairy and basically stayed away from treif. Now I consider myself to be a secular Jew since I am not observant. Although I don't keep Kosher, I don't eat pork.

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This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "SparkJews" was started. Here is the description for this Group:

Jewish? Whatever kind of Jew you are, whether you keep kosher or not, this group is for you.

I thought that starting a group would mean it would be easier to find other Jews on SparkPeople. It took me a while to find the "Jewish dieters" thread and I'm hoping that this will make things easier for newcomers.

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