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NON WW & WW NEWBIES, OUR NEW LIFE, THE START OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL

cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
Morning:

There are a group of us that have been on the WW site for years and we are starting over here. We are hoping to keep our group and add to our group with more interaction here. Some of us do WW tracking, some do MFP, some just do on their own. The most important thing is accountability and encouragement. We strive to encourage, as we all have our own things we are working on to improve. However, it all comes down to HEALTH. We can't take back the years of abuse, but our bodies are amazing and heal themselves when given the opportunity. We will post on this THREAD every day, we will not start a new one. So bookmark this thread and come visit us everyday.
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  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
    We thought about the group but I thought we could just follow this thread instead of a group because are so many groups out there
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 264Member, Premium Member Posts: 264Member, Premium Member
    ok I found it. tracking is going well. I tried to exercise yesterday but after 15 min had to stop because my thumb was throbbing too much. Babysteps I am not going to weigh in this week in case of bloat from surgery and IV fluids.
  • peruviansweetieperuviansweetie Posts: 57Member Member Posts: 57Member Member
    Good morning ladies!!!
    Slightedge: Hope you recover quickly from your surgery!!! And from the looks of it you're doing great with tracking and getting your exercise!! Go you!!!! Lol
    Cbabie: thanks for starting us out over here!! I've been tracking on WW, but I'm going to start tracking here too.
    Today is a new day!!!

    Happy Sunday ladies!!!!
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 264Member, Premium Member Posts: 264Member, Premium Member
    Great we can attach images here if we want to. No exercise yesterday :( I was tired. TTOM came and just no energy. So today is a new day.

    Peru, I tried tracking both but couldn't keep up. So now I'm just tracking here. I'm on a modified carb eating plan now because of my prediabetes. 40% carbs 30% fats 30% protein Protein is my hardest, So my challenge for this next week is to increase my avg from this week I will do that by having smoothies 3 times a week and yogurt parfait 3 times a week for lunch.

    cbabie have you been keeping up with your challenge?
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 264Member, Premium Member Posts: 264Member, Premium Member
    Great we can attach images here if we want to. No exercise yesterday :( I was tired. TTOM came and just no energy. So today is a new day.

    Peru, I tried tracking both but couldn't keep up. So now I'm just tracking here. I'm on a modified carb eating plan now because of my prediabetes. 40% carbs 30% fats 30% protein Protein is my hardest, So my challenge for this next week is to increase my avg from this week I will do that by having smoothies 3 times a week and yogurt parfait 3 times a week for lunch.

    cbabie have you been keeping up with your challenge?
  • peruviansweetieperuviansweetie Posts: 57Member Member Posts: 57Member Member
    @theslightedgeforever I need to get on your plan. I went to my Dr a few months ago and she said I was at high risk for diabetes, so I need to get moving too!!!
    @jjansen39 welcome!!! I am doing the online WW. It's more affordable, but I also like this app, so I'm going to do both lol!!
    Feel free to stop my anytime!!!
    @cbabie I hope all is well!!!
    edited July 2016
  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
    Hey guys, I didn't get on here today. My Sunday's are always busy crazy. I will post tomorrow, just wanted you to know I was here. I think last time I got notifications on my phone when someone posted. Maybe I am just dreaming.LOL You are all in bed, so I will see you tomorrow in the AM
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 264Member, Premium Member Posts: 264Member, Premium Member
    jjansen, welcome aboard. Free is always good. I'm working on consistency.

    peru Let's get out of the prediabetes range All the tools we need is here. We just have to use them each day

    cbabie How was your food on your busy crazy Sunday. How about a crockpot meal?

  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
    Oh I sucked yesterday. But been on track today and I have been working from home. So that is a positive. I did get my walk in, I have just been fighting a headache I swear since Friday
  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
    Hi. Jjensen glad to have you aboard. Yes I like that this gives me my nutrients. I am a lifetime at WW. , won't be if I don't gonWI this month. But I may not. Since I can track this way I don't need the points. But we will see. LOL.
  • peruviansweetieperuviansweetie Posts: 57Member Member Posts: 57Member Member
    Hello ladies!!
    About to put the kids to bed, so don't gave much time to write!!
    @cbabie I was really busy yesterday too and didn't eat all that great!! I'm really struggling with getting back on track!!
    @theslightedgeforever : yes we do have to get out of the pre-diabetes phase. I'm having a hard time!! I was doing so good a few weeks ago and I'm having a hard time getting back on track. I'm feeling like paying for WW has been a waste ughhh!!!
    @jackie_van_d : welcome!! Please come again!! I recently joined WW, but doing the online version only. But I'm having a hard time getting on track. I might have to quit because it'll be a waste!!
    Have you used MFP before??

    Ok ladies have a good night!! I'm really liking this board!!

  • peruviansweetieperuviansweetie Posts: 57Member Member Posts: 57Member Member
    Note: you know what I think??!! When you write personals if you put @ and their full name then that person gets a notice that she has a message on the board or something.
    Are you ladies getting a notification that your name has been mentioned on here?
    I've been doing the @ and using the full name!!
  • bugmom92bugmom92 Posts: 69Member Member Posts: 69Member Member
    Hi everyone! I found it. Still need to download the phone app. My phone battery doesn't last so long with Pokemon Go running on it though, haha. I'm still recuperating from my long weekend...the heat doesn't help that any. I'm chicken sitting my son and daughter-in-law's 2 hens for a week. The fire up in the mountain blew smoke and ash over to their house in the desert and the air in unbearable...so they took off to a timeshare in Vegas and I get to watch the hens. They used to be my hens, so it will be fun to have them around this week. Are we still doing the whole "challenge" theme? I need to do a challenge, lol. OK, it's super late and I have to get up before it gets too hot to deal with stuff in my garden....being away from it for 5 hot days was not a good thing.
    Oh, my screen name here is bugmom92 instead of kfreeman92. That's my name most everywhere else anyway.
    I think I may need to try Simply Filling for a bit. I have to get out of the sugary/junky food habit fast.
    Until tomorrow (or today...I think it's after midnight!)
    Karla :-)
  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
    Wow Girls, I am so glad you all have found us. I am going to send a note to Believe today and let her know where we are. I am working on my own challenge as I think most of us are. But it's always good to have a little challenge on the side. Like my 22 push up challenge..I still do those, it became part of my routine.

    Challenge: do you guys want a physical one or something like water intake? I think we should have a couple..

    one challenge is to Post, not just visit and read, but POST every day with your update on your challenges and if you have time do the personals.

    2nd challenge? It sounds to me like most of us here are fighting the sugar war. I know that this program provides us the grams we are eating a day, but WW does not provide a summary, but it does individually..which is a pain. Karla what are your thoughts? Maybe we each pick what the 2nd challenge is and we are accountable to this group for reporting daily on that challenge. Remember that water is VERY important to flush out your system, etc. no nutrients, but healthy intake.

    @theslightedgeforever great job in still trying to keep on moving even when you knew to stop because of your thumb. Oh my then complicated by Tom..LOL Consistency is the key! There is no judgement here, but it's important to be accountable to yourself.
    @peruviansweetie I am so happy to see you posting. You know it's hard to fight the sugar when it's in everything we eat. It's harder because we don't see the physical effects until it's too late. I see my dad who does not take care of his body...but won't give up the ghost..have a miserable life and I don't want to be like him. BUT that doesn't occur to me when I pick up the ice cream or the creme filled hostess.LOL So how do we make it real enough every day to understand the effects this has on us.
    @bugmom92 Glad you found us. Karla I know you can do this. I have been on the boards with you forever. I see some of our old friends on FB and I am sad that they did not keep trying. As long as you keep trying you will succeed. Have fun watching your chicks...I have a picture of my mom's mom with her chickens and love that picture.
    @jackie_van_d I hope I didn't scare you away..LOL I am glad you found us. We are small, but we love to encourage each other and listen to the days we have and applaud the successes.

    Okay gals I have to get ready for work and do my exercies.

    walk 30 min
    push ups 22
    get all my water in
    stay within my sugar grams today. (I did yesterday) Yea me. one day down 12K more to go..LOL
    Cbabie
  • jackie_van_djackie_van_d Posts: 240Member, Premium Member Posts: 240Member, Premium Member
    Morning, I don't scare easily, so no worries

    My challenge for my self is to drink water today, I normally only drink a cup (and waaaaay to much soda pop)
    So actually mine is a double challenge.., less sugary drinks more water

    Have a great day all
  • byrd1981byrd1981 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I am new here. I go to weight watchers mtgs. I just started last wk. I have a hard time with my food because I take 3 medicines that make me hungry all the time. I keep gaining wt every week. I never thought I would be at this wt. I need to read the posts on this thread and remember to post. I hope I can do. Thanks.
  • dankas001dankas001 Posts: 198Member Member Posts: 198Member Member
    Hi id love to join you still following pro points have all the books etc love mfp too starting 13 st 9 lbs wee bit about myself I ubdergone major surgery in january this year to remove apple size brain tumour called a meningioma it was benign but as it attachsd to skull removed eye socket n skull n I undefgone titanium reconstruction last op2 weeks ago my recovery is miraculous consultznts were sure I wld have camd thru with mobility memory issues but I have none only thing is my left eye iz very wonky but it is getting straighter all the time ive ate so much crap last few monyhs darlin hubbu keepz bringing it in
    Start radiotherapy next week 6 weeks so im hitting allvthe fruit n veg I can at the mo thx for listeming ill keep u posted kate xxxd
  • jackie_van_djackie_van_d Posts: 240Member, Premium Member Posts: 240Member, Premium Member
    Well, today's goal was more water,
    As I stated earlier I usually drink in total about 1 cup a day
    So far I'm at 3 cups and a very iced down Coke !
  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
    Well I got my walk in and my push ups done. I think I lagged in the water dept. I kept too busy to drink. :(
    @byrd1981 welcome!! You can do this!!! Just track everything, no matter what, even if you go over points and use all your weekly in one day. I have done that, but tracking keeps me accountable to myself. (to thine own self be true) We are here for you, to give you support you need to make it!! I know you can do this!

    @dankas001 Welcome!! Wow you have been going through some things, but we are here to keep your thoughts positive and moving forward. It will all balance out. Take care of the physical needs and the emotional needs. Reach out anytime and hopefully one of us is on the board.
    @jackie_van_d Great job with your walk
    Okay gals, Peru and slightedege where are you? LOL

    I have to go to bed, I am tired.
    Cbabie

  • fattypants3232fattypants3232 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Hi all!! I'd like to join this thread!! I'll try to post often. My challenge is to log everything I eat and drink and stay within my 30 pts. Last week I went over and only lost .2 lbs.
  • bugmom92bugmom92 Posts: 69Member Member Posts: 69Member Member
    Just finding my way here now. Had a bunch of stuff to do today that didn't get done. It's too hot. (Haha...cbabie you need to tell me to stop whining with our high of 97!). Didn't go bike riding at the beach, decided yesterday that we needed more time to recuperate from our very long weekend. I had stuff to do in the garden but didn't get out there until after dark. So I was picking zucchini by flashlight. You know what happens if you leave zucchini plants alone for 5 days? They're "Zucchinis Gone Wild"...like they're on spring break or something! They are very pretty...deciding what to make with them.
    Well, I'm finding this board more user friendly already, so I'm quite fine with the move. Glad to welcome @jackie_van_d @dankas001 @byrd1981 to the board! My challenge (which was always really a challenge for me) to post each day should be much more enjoyable now. (I'm wearing my sloth shirt today...he's wearing a cape and it says "I'm not just lazy, I'm SUPER LAZY". It pretty much sums it up for me...if there's an easier way, I'll take it. Tomorrow starts my new "WW Week", so it's back on track. I really need to drink more water, so that will be my challenge this week...I'll keep track of all my water daily. I do have that tracker on my phone, so I'll use that. I count water, unsweetened iced tea, and La Croix as water, just to be upfront here. No sodas, no sweetened anything. Well, I'm off to bed so I can get up early enough to work in the garden and take care of the chickens (I'm hen sitting this week for my son) before it gets hot. Have an ortho appt for my hands...hope they can figure out how to make me stop hurting! And I added a photo of today's harvest, just because I could! Those squash are a foot long! Until tomorrow!
    Karla :-)
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  • dankas001dankas001 Posts: 198Member Member Posts: 198Member Member
    Good morning day 1 done logged everything feeling good going to try get my 10000 steps every day that's where im starting kate xdd
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 264Member, Premium Member Posts: 264Member, Premium Member
    cbabie Woohoo on your walk. my challenge is I'm working on increasing my protein intake from last week. So my challenge for this next week is to increase my avg from this week I will do that by having smoothies 3 times a week and yogurt parfait 3 times a week for lunch.

    peru I get notifications from this board whether or not the @ is used. I just go to my community tab and they are all there when I click the bell. So get back to it by concentrating on the next meal. stay within your points, carbs, cals whatever you are doing one meal at a time. Balance them out through the day not too many at once then promising yourself you will just eat less later.. That's a recipe for disaster. Believe me I've done that.

    karla I thought you were someone new until the end of your post. lol I find the app easier tracking my foods as it will let me multi-add foods at the same time that's already in my list of favorites. Nice pic I'm thinking of all the zoodles I could make.

    jackie Welcome to the group I have a water problem too When you feel like you need a soda tell yourself you can have one after you drink a glass of water. You may not want the soda later. Yaaay on your extra water.

    byrd Welcome to the group Maybe try some sugarfree gum or some carrot sticks or favorite veggie. The chewing motion might help

    danka Welcome to the group Sorry about your recent health issues. What's your favorite f&v? Yaaay on your successful day one

    fattypants Welcome to the group Pretty soon you will have to change that username as it won't fit you anymore Celebrate your 0.2 loss.

    Hopefully I got everyone





  • dankas001dankas001 Posts: 198Member Member Posts: 198Member Member
    Hi slightedge xx fave at mo is any berries also making nice souos with carrot brocolli cauliflower lentil n smoked ham just for flavouring already had wee dog out this am then had 45 min brisk walk activity tracker sitting at 6800 hope you all have great day kate xxxx
  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 253Member Member Posts: 253Member Member
    Checking in:

    I stayed within my goals yesterday except my water. So today here are my challenges to myself

    water: 64 oz or more
    Food: track all things and stay within goals
    Exercise: walk 30 min and weights (arms)

    Welcome fattypants...yes I agree with slightedge. You will be wanting to change your name soon. :) Or maybe the pants will just not fit you and you keep the name. LOL

    Karla: wow I love the picture...you know someday you will have to show me how to get food out of our heat..LOL I don't have the time for a garden, but I would love to have one. This is great now we can "see". Thank you for sharing!

    Dankas: Great job on logging! You can do this!

    I love seeing all these challenges. WE can do this, I have found in my walk it's all about the tracking what I eat, every lick, taste, etc. It keeps me accountable and I become more conscience of what is going into my body and see what triggers me to go off my goals and plans. Sometimes LIFE just gets in the way, but we are over comers and we have the desire to be healthy!!

    Can't wait to hear from you all, thanks for being a part of my morning!
    Karla, byrd, dankas, Jackie, slightedge, peru!

    Cbabie
  • jackie_van_djackie_van_d Posts: 240Member, Premium Member Posts: 240Member, Premium Member
    Well, almost 1 pm, and 4 cups of h2o done!! Helps that I was sweating like crazy this am! Cleaned a cottage with no air and then an hr in their garden
  • dankas001dankas001 Posts: 198Member Member Posts: 198Member Member
    Well done everyone day 2 for me so far so good walked on treadmill tonight
    managed to clock up 11500 steps have a good night kate xx :)
  • jamiewilldojamiewilldo Posts: 153Member Member Posts: 153Member Member
    Hi everyone. Food wise did great but the heat is getting to me
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