Thursday Morning Weight check in : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

Hi everyone. Well I stayed the same. I have lost 13 pounds in 2 months. I am only weighing myself on Thursday's. Some weeks I have lost just one pound and others more. I know I need to exercise more and then I will lose faster. We have been eating very healthy foods, which I think has helped. None of us has been sick, which is great news. I hope you are all having some success also.

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 28, 2002


I'm munching my oatmeal - love it! Don't know if I've lost any weight or not because I haven't weighed, but it feels like I have. And most importantly, I sure do feel better.

We're supposed to get some nasty snow here today. I think I'll use that as my excuse not to go for a walk...... I really need to start exercising more!

-- Cheryl in KS (, February 28, 2002.

Just thought I would share that because of health reasons I have been on the diabetic diet since last July. (not sure if this is where I posted before a few months ago), but I have lost 50 pounds. I still have 60 to go, but I feel that will take another year at least. I also check the scale once a week and the last 2 weeks have stayed the same. (I felt discouraged and logged on for incentitive I have had a few downfalls and have gone backwards a couple of times. All of us who have weight to lose sure know the struggles. One day at a time. Melissa, if you want I can email you and let you know who I am. I also know it will be a real struggle to not go back to my old habits.

-- notnow (Not, February 28, 2002.

Lost one more pound. I am very happy. Mostly because my weight stayed same for the first five weeks of this and I just couldn't figure out what was going on. But finding the key (I think?) makes me feel good. For me, I think it means REALLY watching the sugars and carbs, and aerobics 2-3 times a week. Probably not everyone is like me..I think I have a really slow metabolism!

I have two more pounds to go and then I'm going to decide whether I can or want to lose another 5-10 pounds.

Melissa--I think the once a week weighing thing is a good idea..I tend to get obsessed or depressed if I get on it more often. On the other hand, I need to commit to weighing myself for the rest of my life. I get in trouble when I DON'T get on the scale for a long time.

Notnow--I'd be interested in knowing about the diabetic diet, if you want to share. I think I'm doing something like that--I seem to have a real problem with sugars and carbs and can't do a carb diet--I gain weight on it. We do have a family history of diabeties on my dad's side.

Keep at it, everyone!

-- Cat (, February 28, 2002.

Now this is a thread I REALLY need to follow. I think trying to lose weight all by myself is terribly depressing. I just started dieting and am not even sure what direction to go it. I really need to lose at least 50 pounds if I am going to be able to have the active life I want in my older years.

-- diane (, February 28, 2002.

Notnow, I would love to have some more of your tips and hints! E- mail me if you want to!.

Diana, look in the archives under Thursday weigh-ins and diet tips, there are a lot of good ideas and incentive.

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 28, 2002.

One pound this week. Slow, but any loss is encouraging to me! I know it would be a lot faster if I could exercise also, but I am still having trouble walking around the house or just making it out to the barn and back. So exercise is totally out for now and I'll just have to be satisfied with what little I'm losing.

I am pleased with my "lifestyle" change. My "diet" is getting easier instead of harder. I'm finding it easy to turn down breads, fried foods, sugars, pop, and creamy sauces. The hardest thing I've always had to fight is not joining my dh when he indulges in his high calorie snacks, it was always so hard not to at least take a bite or two. Now I have the will power to not even be tempted when he gets out the ice cream or chips. I really think I can maintain this attitude! You guys have been a great inspiration.

-- Lenette (, February 28, 2002.

Melissa, I emailed you at Hotmail, is that still your address for emailing to? One major tip is to "Have faith in yourself" and keep going even if you backslide once in awhile. Don't deny yourself a treat once in awhile (my doctor told me that). I stay within 1200 calories a day and if I go over that, I deduct those calories the next day. I used the method of 12 calories times the amount I would like to weigh and then deducted 10% as I was not real active for awhile. I measure everything (I know that can be a pain) and I am also following the diabetic diet. That is basically all I can tell you. Not Yet P.S. I try to walk 20 minutes a day, but that is not real faithful on my part so I try to do my housework faster. I keep track of my calories and let do the work for me. It is free and ok to sign unto. I have been on that and it takes a little bit of time to get used to, but it helped me.

-- notyet (, February 28, 2002.


I am down 5 pounds in 2 months. Not great, but I'm still headed in the right direction I guess.

Good luck to all.

-- Rick in SW West Virginia (, February 28, 2002.

Ooops! Forgot to weigh in! Maybe tomorrow......

-- Lisa in WI (, February 28, 2002.

Remembered to weigh in this morning. One pound gone. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

-- Lisa in WI (, March 01, 2002.

No loss this week . I have found that since I started this that if I drink soda now it makes me sick. I'm talking horible headach, and dizzy spells. I guess that's even more incentive to drink only water. Sherry

-- sherry calloway (, March 01, 2002.

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