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  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    Sheesh time has been flying right on by. And I forget to check in for too long. Doesn’t help that I’m struggling with my motivation. There’s a lot going on in my life that’s been very distracting. But I have been going to Zumba, went paddle boarding last week which was amazing and going rock climbing tomorrow. Just gotta keep on going I’ll find that motivation it must be hiding under some rock or something lol.

    How is everyone else doing?
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 759Member Member Posts: 759Member Member
    Good morning! :)

    @gemwolf110, good to see you!! You might be lacking motivation but at least you are keeping active! I don’t buy into the concept of motivation because it comes and goes and isn’t sustainable. You need a commitment to your plan and only you can decide what that looks like. Are you being too hard on yourself considering that you have a lot going on right now? Or do you need to focus a little more and say no to yourself more often than you say yes? I have confidence that you will get back on track. <3

    @trooworld, my scale told me that I’m 57 years old too and I’m only 53!! >:) Let’s get those numbers down!! Hubby bought me some almond flour yesterday and freaked over the price. I told him that is just the beginning of the new list of foods I will be buying. The deeper I go into this lifestyle the more healthy I want my ingredients to be. o:) Good for you for turning to relaxation instead of food when you had a stressful day. Progress for sure!! <3

    @its_cleo, glad you enjoyed the play! Great job on your eating choices too. It can be so hard to stay on plan when we are eating out but it has to be managed so we can have fun with our friends and family and not be bogged down with guilt over our choices. Although, I’m a big proponent of the “planned indulgence” every now and then. 😉

    @TrishasTime, our church is blessed to have a real artist and our pastor is a builder in his day job so it makes doing stuff much easier. :)

    @theslightedgeforever, OK!! I went to YouTube and looked up the Corndog song. Wow!! First of all, there are more than just one song!! But this one really has their lyrics down pat… :D :D :D



    All I can say is thank God VBS is over!! :D It was an amazing five days and the 50 kids we had all had a wonderful time and most importantly learned about how much God loves them and how good He is! But, I'm tired! I must have taken over 1000 pictures! I'm still sorting through them all so I can post them on our church FB page. Thursday evening I was in charge of the final Family Night, which was a carnival with a bounce house, games, pizza, sno-cone, popcorn, and other assorted candy and fun. I was there for over four hours setting up, taking pictures, and then tearing it down. My poor feet literally were on their last steps when I finally got into my car to go home. I did end up eating the top of a sausage pizza and about 1/2 the crust and two small chocolate chip cookies. Not proud of it but also not very upset because considering all the junk that I was surrounded by for five days that was all I gave in to. The two years before that I ate all the things and ended up with huge gains and tons of guilt. Not this year!! :)
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 973Member, Premium Member Posts: 973Member, Premium Member
    @RetiredAndLovingIt Hi! I got the RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale (Model CS20M). I love it so far! Here's a link to it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1UX8RW/ I hope you mean you won't be on here much while you are traveling...I hope once you get home, you will be back on!!! We will miss you while you are traveling! :)

    @gemwofl10 Paddle boarding sounds fun.

    @TeresaW1020 Yes, that almond flour price is no joke!!! But it's worth it, I think. Thank you, I am glad I did yoga instead of ate! Wow, over 1,000 pictures, you must have been running around like a mad woman! I think you did great with the food considering what you could have done! WTG!

    Hello all. I've got a busy day ahead of me: gotta take the dog to the vet, then grocery shopping, then we are going to the county fair, then a walk with my friend, then making dinner. I hope my foot holds out with all the walking I'm going to do. :(

    EMPOWERED.
  • its_cleoits_cleo Posts: 136Member Member Posts: 136Member Member
    Questions about Griffen- he seems to be having good days and bad days. Bad days he gets sick etc. I switched his food and it seems to be helping. Since I’ve done that he has only had one bad day, and it may have been because I was out and didn’t get home until 11. So he ate too much of the dry food that makes him sick. So pretty much I have to give him little bits at a time, of the dry food and then supplement with wet.

    I called the vet, and he is away until the second week of July. So I have an appointment for when he comes back.

    @trooworld wow sounds busy. For your foot are you still trying the roller thing to help it?

    I just bought a scale a month ago, I wish I had thought to get one of the smart ones that calculates body fat etc. I always think of these things after.

    @TeresaW1020 yes it’s a shame, but healthier food is always more expensive. It’s not really fair. They came out with a new healthy food guide in Canada and then someone studied it and said most people could not afford to follow it. I splurge on healthy food and my trainer, but I’m lucky to be able to do that.

    1000 pictures wow! That’s the thing with the cameras now- it’s so easy to take a zillion pictures.

    @gemwolf110 sounds like you’re staying active. I think going through the motions even when we don’t feel like it is important. Sometimes I am motivated to do it, other times not, but it always comes back.

    @Retiredandloving it nice to hear from you. Lol re picky. When I was a kid we ate what we got. Except my little brother was a bit fussy so any kind of meat we told him it was chicken and he would eat it lol.

    @theslightedgeforever sounds like a cool scale. Sorry you’re having problems eating, that sounds terrible. And I think you deserve a rest after your trip

    I went to the Indian buffet and still stayed within calories. So it was a good week until yesterday lol. Yesterday I took my dad to a baseball game. I usually buy the tix and he usually pays for dinner. So dinner I was just tired of eating healthy I guess lol and I got a burger and some tortilla chips with guacamole. It was ok but high calories. The game was fun, the Blue Jays actually won so that was a nice change. On the way home (my father was not with me at this point) I was on the street car and some crazy guy stole a phone right of this woman;s hand. It was like 11pm I think…anyway it was kind of crazy and I was scared because she kept trying to get her phone back from him and I keep thinking -the guy could have a weapon, right, like it’s not worth the risk for a phone. They were right next to me. I got up and went and told the driver, so he would help her, and someone else intervened too. So the guy dropped the phone and took off, when the streetcar stopped.

    So anyway it ended ok but I was kind of rattled and came home and ate a little too much. Not like a binge eating or anything, but I was already over calories from dinner so having some comfort ice cream didn’t help.

    Anyway it’s a sunny day here and I am enjoying the weather, went for a run yesterday. Went to the gym today and did rows- 25lbs and chest press (single arm at a time 25 lbs). The weight is high for me. With my trainer we do a lot of single arm/single leg exercises with dumbbells rather than the barbells, because single arm/leg at a time helps to correct weakness more, because sometimes one arm or leg is stronger than the other. And a lot of exercises masks it. I did some leg exercises too so it was a good workout.

    Anyway take care all- for the Americans- I guess 4th of July is coming so Happy 4th of July! July 1 is Canada Day here. @TrishasTime does Australia have a day like that?
  • crazyteacher101crazyteacher101 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hi, I'm coming back to MFP after a long stint with WW and trying to find a place to fit in here. I lost 85 lbs on WW but have gained some back and am trying to get started again. I count WW points but am no longer a member and have just started tracking calories on here again. In the note section, I add up my WW points so am trying to stay within that, but I have to guesstimate on a lot of things. I hope you are all doing well.
  • crazyteacher101crazyteacher101 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    P.S. I loved the picture of the VBS. Ours starts in two weeks--the Life of Moses. I am sorry to read some of you are having pet problems. I can relate, too. I had to put down my 14 year old cat this week and it has made me sad. The stress sent me off my calorie counting for a couple of days, but I am determined to get b ack on it.
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,010Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,010Member, Premium Member
    @trooworld I hope you got in some good sleep. I'm just happy I'm finally sleeping in my own bed.

    @retiredandlovingit I hope you made it home safely and can get back to a routine. That's what I'm trying to do. For the most part I am. I always do better during the week versus weekends.
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,010Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,010Member, Premium Member
    @gemwolf110 You sound very motivated to me to do all that different exercise. I'm assuming then you must mean the eating part. In my first 100 day book it said Motivation is a choice. Write down all the things that got you motivated in the past. Or kept you motivated. I had a really hard time during the month of March and April. I need to figure out that one for myself. I do have my list I kept at that time. Things that were working for me. So I'm going to go back to that and try each one.

    @Teresaw1020 Was the VBS a full week? That seems to have went fast. I guess not for you. lol Good for you for doing so much better on your food. Progress is all we can ask for and not perfection. That's a cute corndog song but not the one I sing.

    https://youtu.be/FC_EJVagZcg

    @trooworld How is your foot after all that walking? Imagine the walking is bringing that 57 down each time you walk. I have no idea my metabolic age. I'm sure it's way higher than 55.

    @its_cleo Scary about that lady's phone. True he could have had a weapon. We all have to be very aware of our surroundings. Although I'm the paranoid one in the family. ;) Well since you've had the comfort food fix, time to get back into the healthy eating. Great for going to the Indian restaurant and eating within your calories.

    @crazyteacher101 Welcome to the group! I recently got back from vacation and regained most of the weight I had lost during the first 3 months of 2019. So frustrating! All I can say is at least I didn't gain it all back plus more. There's always perspective. Sorry about your cat. I lost my 15 year old cat in 2014. My mother the year before. Then my dad in 2017. Now the only thing I want to lose is my fat. Let us know how we can support you.


    This has taken me forever. I keep getting distracted. Still no big stickers yet, but I'm getting closer.




  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 973Member, Premium Member Posts: 973Member, Premium Member
    @its_cleo Good thoughts for Griffen. I am still trying the little roller ball. It helps some, but it's only temporary relief. I'm trying all the tricks! That scale I bought it only US$27, so keep that in mind if you want to get one in the future. That's impressive that you stayed within cals at an Indian buffet. That must have been scary on the street car. Great job with the exercise! Happy Canada Day tomorrow!!! How do you celebrate it? Like we do the 4th with picnics and bbqs and fireworks?

    @crazyteacher101 Hi and welcome! I'm sorry to hear about your dear kitty. It's not easy to put down a pet. They are like family. My heart goes out to you. Again, welcome.

    @theslightedgeforever My foot hurt really bad. I got over 10,000 steps by the end of the day. It hurt from about 3:00 on until today. I just wish this plantar fasciitis would go away. :(

    Hello all. I ate fair food yesterday, but I didn't eat FAIR FOOD yesterday: I didn't eat fried food, I got a smoked sausage sandwich and a hot fudge brownie sundae (I only ate half of that). BUT...by the time dinner rolled around, I couldn't cook because of my foot and my husband didn't feel like cooking so we ordered pizza. :( I did only eat 2 pieces when I would usually eat 4. So, slow progress but progress.

    EMPOWERED.
  • its_cleoits_cleo Posts: 136Member Member Posts: 136Member Member
    @trooworld yeah I think it's similar, we have fireworks, usually there is like picnics/bbqs at different sites. The provincial government building downtown will have a big picnic with music etc. There's usually a concert at the federal buildings in Ottawa.

    I'm skipping all of it lol, I just wanted a low key weekend. So I will be making some meals, relaxing, and watching too much tv. The weather is nice so I get out to exercise.

    @theslightedgeforever it's always nice to come home, isn't it? You will get back on track soon once you settle in to your routine again. I always think starting is the hardest part.

    @crazyteacher101 welcome, this is a great forum :) Sorry about your cat, it's a real loss.

    I'm taking it easy today. Tomorrow is the holiday I will get back to exercising then. I think I'll do the stairs and maybe go to the gym and do some core work, not alot 30 mins.
  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    @gemwolf110 You sound very motivated to me to do all that different exercise. I'm assuming then you must mean the eating part. In my first 100 day book it said Motivation is a choice. Write down all the things that got you motivated in the past. Or kept you motivated. I had a really hard time during the month of March and April. I need to figure out that one for myself. I do have my list I kept at that time. Things that were working for me. So I'm going to go back to that and try each one.

    @Teresaw1020 Was the VBS a full week? That seems to have went fast. I guess not for you. lol Good for you for doing so much better on your food. Progress is all we can ask for and not perfection. That's a cute corndog song but not the one I sing.

    https://youtu.be/FC_EJVagZcg

    @trooworld How is your foot after all that walking? Imagine the walking is bringing that 57 down each time you walk. I have no idea my metabolic age. I'm sure it's way higher than 55.

    @its_cleo Scary about that lady's phone. True he could have had a weapon. We all have to be very aware of our surroundings. Although I'm the paranoid one in the family. ;) Well since you've had the comfort food fix, time to get back into the healthy eating. Great for going to the Indian restaurant and eating within your calories.

    @crazyteacher101 Welcome to the group! I recently got back from vacation and regained most of the weight I had lost during the first 3 months of 2019. So frustrating! All I can say is at least I didn't gain it all back plus more. There's always perspective. Sorry about your cat. I lost my 15 year old cat in 2014. My mother the year before. Then my dad in 2017. Now the only thing I want to lose is my fat. Let us know how we can support you.


    This has taken me forever. I keep getting distracted. Still no big stickers yet, but I'm getting closer.




    Yeah I need to get a better handle on the food. I do need to ensure I get at least an hours of exercise in a day for health physically and mentally. I keep kicking myself for letting me get so big. I have my little pity party every so often and then get back on track. Just was silly and let the stress get to me. I cooked bbq chicken for the week and bought some fresh strawberries and cantaloupe to snack on along with some pretzel twists that I portion out for a crunchy snack to take to work.

    I put some pictures together of myself when I was at my happy Weight.

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    And some of my current weight

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  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    Hi, I'm coming back to MFP after a long stint with WW and trying to find a place to fit in here. I lost 85 lbs on WW but have gained some back and am trying to get started again. I count WW points but am no longer a member and have just started tracking calories on here again. In the note section, I add up my WW points so am trying to stay within that, but I have to guesstimate on a lot of things. I hope you are all doing well.

    Welcome to the group! I’m 3 months in for WW.
  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    trooworld wrote: »
    @RetiredAndLovingIt Hi! I got the RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale (Model CS20M). I love it so far! Here's a link to it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1UX8RW/ I hope you mean you won't be on here much while you are traveling...I hope once you get home, you will be back on!!! We will miss you while you are traveling! :)

    @gemwofl10 Paddle boarding sounds fun.

    @TeresaW1020 Yes, that almond flour price is no joke!!! But it's worth it, I think. Thank you, I am glad I did yoga instead of ate! Wow, over 1,000 pictures, you must have been running around like a mad woman! I think you did great with the food considering what you could have done! WTG!

    Hello all. I've got a busy day ahead of me: gotta take the dog to the vet, then grocery shopping, then we are going to the county fair, then a walk with my friend, then making dinner. I hope my foot holds out with all the walking I'm going to do. :(

    EMPOWERED.

    Paddle boarding was a lot of fun! So was the rock climbing! Both are something that I was to continue to do!

    How did vets work out?
    edited June 30
  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    Good morning! :)

    @gemwolf110, good to see you!! You might be lacking motivation but at least you are keeping active! I don’t buy into the concept of motivation because it comes and goes and isn’t sustainable. You need a commitment to your plan and only you can decide what that looks like. Are you being too hard on yourself considering that you have a lot going on right now? Or do you need to focus a little more and say no to yourself more often than you say yes? I have confidence that you will get back on track. <3

    @trooworld, my scale told me that I’m 57 years old too and I’m only 53!! >:) Let’s get those numbers down!! Hubby bought me some almond flour yesterday and freaked over the price. I told him that is just the beginning of the new list of foods I will be buying. The deeper I go into this lifestyle the more healthy I want my ingredients to be. o:) Good for you for turning to relaxation instead of food when you had a stressful day. Progress for sure!! <3

    @its_cleo, glad you enjoyed the play! Great job on your eating choices too. It can be so hard to stay on plan when we are eating out but it has to be managed so we can have fun with our friends and family and not be bogged down with guilt over our choices. Although, I’m a big proponent of the “planned indulgence” every now and then. 😉

    @TrishasTime, our church is blessed to have a real artist and our pastor is a builder in his day job so it makes doing stuff much easier. :)

    @theslightedgeforever, OK!! I went to YouTube and looked up the Corndog song. Wow!! First of all, there are more than just one song!! But this one really has their lyrics down pat… :D :D :D



    All I can say is thank God VBS is over!! :D It was an amazing five days and the 50 kids we had all had a wonderful time and most importantly learned about how much God loves them and how good He is! But, I'm tired! I must have taken over 1000 pictures! I'm still sorting through them all so I can post them on our church FB page. Thursday evening I was in charge of the final Family Night, which was a carnival with a bounce house, games, pizza, sno-cone, popcorn, and other assorted candy and fun. I was there for over four hours setting up, taking pictures, and then tearing it down. My poor feet literally were on their last steps when I finally got into my car to go home. I did end up eating the top of a sausage pizza and about 1/2 the crust and two small chocolate chip cookies. Not proud of it but also not very upset because considering all the junk that I was surrounded by for five days that was all I gave in to. The two years before that I ate all the things and ended up with huge gains and tons of guilt. Not this year!! :)

    I think I’m being a bit hard on myself. Just gotta be like the past is the past, cannot change it. Just gotta keep going in a positive direction.
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,010Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,010Member, Premium Member
    @trooworld Sorry your foot hurt but good for you for getting in 10000 steps. Plus only eating 2 pieces instead of 4. Is there a possibility of keeping a Smart Ones or something similar in the freezer for those days when no one feels like cooking. Even having bagged salad handy would work. You could eat one piece (cut into two) so it feels like 2 pieces and then fill up on salad. I think the only fair food I really like is the caramel apples. Oh wait for it. Corn dogs.....

    @its_cleo Happy Canada Day. Hubby likes the relaxing do nothing type of holidays where I prefer going to the bbqs, fireworks, etc. Guess which one we do more often. :( We can actually see fireworks from our house. He says why deal with parking and crowds. Just go out in the backyard. (its not the same thing). So I've compromised and I am involved in a picnic group so on non-holidays I go on picnics and enjoy that. Enjoy yourself relaxing.

    @gemwolf110 One thing about kicking yourself and pity parties is that usually food is involved. We do it to make ourselves feel better and the yo-yo keeps going round and round. Up and down. I need to figure out my own thing. I've regained the same 10 lbs twice now within a year. Each time was when I was with my kids. That is definitely a trigger for me. Those pesky kids. lol We'll figure it out. One step at a time. I love all your active pics. I'm reading a fiction book involving wall climbing right now. Seems interesting to do. Your snacks sound good. Celebrate the fact that you are doing something about it instead of just sitting doing nothing getting bigger. Do you journal those negative thoughts? It's good to get them out of your head and onto paper. That leaves more room for happy positive thoughts.

    So I earned a big sticker finally. Met my water goal, did 30 minutes of bodyweight exercises/stretching/stayed within my calories. Now onto another one.
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 973Member, Premium Member Posts: 973Member, Premium Member
    @its_cleo well, enjoy the holiday!

    @gemwolf110 from your pictures, it seems that you have always been an active person, is that correct? The vet: Louie has diabetes! :( He now gets insulin shots twice daily. So far, we are able to trick him into giving them to him. So far...

    @theslightedgeforever well, we had a bag of frozen chicken fajitas in the freezer I don't know why we didn't think of those. I think because we don't usually have something like that in the freezer? lol Congrats on the big sticker woot woot!!! You are off to a great re-start.

    Hello gals. It was hot here yesterday so I didn't get my meal prepping done, I had no energy. :( I'm going to pay for it this week. Luckily, it's a short week. I really only need meals for Mon, Tues: I can handle Weds night when I get off work since I don't work the next day, I can have coffee and stay up. Tonight's meal will be pretty easy as it is an instant pot meal. Hopefully, I can get my hubby to cook tomorrow night.

    EMPOWERED.
  • LULUREBELLULUREBEL Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    Newly off of WW and would like some active friends on MFP. I have four kids and work full time - so life is always a bit chaotic! Please add me. :)
  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    LULUREBEL wrote: »
    Newly off of WW and would like some active friends on MFP. I have four kids and work full time - so life is always a bit chaotic! Please add me. :)

    Welcome!!!!
  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    trooworld wrote: »
    @its_cleo well, enjoy the holiday!

    @gemwolf110 from your pictures, it seems that you have always been an active person, is that correct? The vet: Louie has diabetes! :( He now gets insulin shots twice daily. So far, we are able to trick him into giving them to him. So far...

    @theslightedgeforever well, we had a bag of frozen chicken fajitas in the freezer I don't know why we didn't think of those. I think because we don't usually have something like that in the freezer? lol Congrats on the big sticker woot woot!!! You are off to a great re-start.

    Hello gals. It was hot here yesterday so I didn't get my meal prepping done, I had no energy. :( I'm going to pay for it this week. Luckily, it's a short week. I really only need meals for Mon, Tues: I can handle Weds night when I get off work since I don't work the next day, I can have coffee and stay up. Tonight's meal will be pretty easy as it is an instant pot meal. Hopefully, I can get my hubby to cook tomorrow night.

    EMPOWERED.

    I always have been and then I met my SO. Lol which the relationship is fading out. So...that’s probably not helping.
    edited July 1
  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 671Member Member Posts: 671Member Member
    Morning gals,

    Yeah I just want to get on here really quick and telI know you that I am very tired Of being one-handed. My hand is really still swollen, feels like I got a vice grip around my wrist too many times. LOL I did not do so well I'm counting carbs yesterday, or today I need to find some different breakfast foods. It's also hard to cook. lol But I'm not going to give up trying because I saw the difference in my stomach. And how I felt so I know that's route I have to go.

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    I will try to get better checking and every day, Too many post to try to catch up on today
    Don't feel like typing/talk typing.

    cbabie
    edited July 1
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