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Smack me straight!

I started my weight loss challenge today.  I may or may not have stuffed my freaking face with everything I could and drink the whole weekend to buff my numbers up/get it out of my system.  Not to mention I just started my period yesterday (hoooorrrraayyyyy!!! Thank you Baby Jesus!) 

But now, I'm sad when I looked at the scale today.  I'm back up to 169!!!  I'm definitely feeling gosh awful about myself and I do not like the way that my pants are tighter, I started wearing dresses all the time again.  I've noticed that before, I would strip down to my panties (how I sleep) right away and just hang out in our bedroom with DH.  Now I'm waiting to right before bed to strip and hop in bed with the covers thrown on me. I feel like yes, I know it was your wedding and HM and you ate everything you wanted in Hawaii to live it up, but like sh!t are you kidding me?!?  I am almost right back to where I was a year ago when DH proposed and I started losing weight (only 5 lbs less).  Such an awful feeling to know that a whole year of dieting has been wasted because I ate out of control even after coming back.  I've been back a month now and I managed to gain 4 more lbs.  I really need to get my life together because for those who don't know, my mom's side of the family is on the bigger side and my mom has a huge issue with food.  I'm completely terrified of living the life that she has lead and I have to get it under control now before it is too late.  Plus, if my gma starts to poke fun at my weight again, I'm gonna have to freak out at her and I'm tired of fighting with the bitter lady.

DH has started his health kick today as well and we're doing it together!  I went to get him pre work out energy stuff because he's so drained from working outside here that he won't go workout.  Also his diet suffers from it because he rarely eats properly during the day and sometimes at night because it's so hot.  I'm really hoping that between my two friends and DH that I can kick this weight in 2 months max. But... :)  it would help me if I had more people to smack me straight on track!  So please, ask me how my eating habits are, ask me how the scale is loving me that day, ask me how many drinks I've had in the past week, ask me how many times I've worked out/taken the dog out walking, ask me how many damn sweets I've had.  If the answer is more than one sweet a day, a def virtual smack is in order...like picture message me your hand and I will put it as my background until I'm straight again, haha.

If anyone else is in my boat and needs my help to smack them straight, I am more than willing too :)  Thanks ladies!!!

Re: Smack me straight!

  • You have a great attitude about it and you'll get there! Being each other's motivation will be a huge help. FI is my motivation, and he nags me sometimes about being lazy and not working out, but I need it!

    We should definitely start daily accountability posts over here (or you can hop back over to DW to join in on those).  

    Please please help to hold me accountable too. It had become a lifestyle change for me, eating healthy and working out... and it stuck for over 2 years... but now I've slipped, badly. I eat junk at work all the time, and my workouts have gone from 5-7 days a week to MAYBE 3-4. I need to get back into doing this-- if not because it's the right thing to do and I want to live a healthy life, at least because I picked a very form fitting unforgiving style of wedding dress and I need to make it look good ;)

  • I think we need to seriously bring back accountability! I feel the same way, I don't know how much I weigh as I try to not weigh myself but I think I have gained 5 or so pounds. Today I am starting fresh too. I signed up for a half marathon that is in October, usually having a goal I am reaching for helps motivate me. I am going to crosstrain at crossfit 3x per week, then also do their running club on tues and thurs mornings where a bunch of people are training for the same half as I am, then rest Sat and do my long runs on Sundays. I also am really cleaning out my diet, I am usually good but since we got back from the wedding I have been eating like a fatty. I am going clean and am going to remove anything processed from my diet. I started making healthy freezer meals this weekend so I would have backups when I don't feel like cooking. 

    Good luck getting back on track, I am def here with you and will try and scare you straight!  

  • Thanks ladies!  We def just need to help each other out then!  Let's get this rolling so that we can live the rest of our lives!!  It seriously kills me that I bought a bunch of new clothes for the HM and now I don't want to wear them because I feel fat in them.

    Do we want to do a daily accountability over here?  If not, then I will hop on the DW board for it.  I think I need it everyday though because it really helped out before.  We could always do a weekly one on here on friday or something?

    My new obstacle at the end of the month is refereeing.  It takes up my evenings and I have a hard time working out after because I'm so starving!  My arms get a workout from refereeing vball, but I need a whole workout.  It's not as bad during bball season since I push myself running the whole time game.  Plus the sweet people at the schools like to feed me stuff from the snack bars :(

  • I'm really starting to get back into gear too! I went jeans shopping last night and I've gained a size. Ugh! I have to get on top of this and not slip back. Would we like to do our own accountability over here so we don't have to jump back and forth? I'd be willing to take responsibility for creating our daily post if anyone wants to.
  • Awww Sarah you can do it!  It'll be tough at first but just remember it does get easier.   Believe me, I've gained some weight since the wedding last year.  I gained some on our 16 day honeymoon where I ate and drank whatever the heck I wanted.  Then I came back so depressed because I gained so much that I just kept gaining some. Finally, a month ago I went back to the gym and started eating much healthier.  I've lost 6 pounds or so but I still have some to go so I'm with the rest of you.  Weekly or daily accountability posts sounds good to me :)  If we don't do that we can still smack each other around hehe. 
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  • You certainly aren?t alone.  I have always had a negative body image issue.  I think that stems from my mom being overweight and her food issues.  I know that she isn?t happy with herself and that has always been something in the back of my mind. 


    Now back to my strategy.  I am going to be more diligent about the gym.  Daily accountability posts sounds great to me, posting healthy recipes might be good too.  I don?t want to be as hard core as I was before the wedding, because that was just unrealistic to maintain but I do want to start doing 5Ks again and maybe a 10K at some point.   

  • image MrsMirMaz:
    I'm really starting to get back into gear too! I went jeans shopping last night and I've gained a size. Ugh! I have to get on top of this and not slip back. Would we like to do our own accountability over here so we don't have to jump back and forth? I'd be willing to take responsibility for creating our daily post if anyone wants to.

    I think we should just do daily posts because I think it will be better for us all.  Would you please post them starting tomorrow?

    I'm excited that I don't feel so alone with this and we're all starting to get healthy together this week!!

  • I think in addition to daily accountability posts we should make tasy tuesday a place for posting healthy meal ideas and recipes. I know I am always looking for healthy dinner ideas and I am sure we could all benefit from it:)
  • I'm glad I'm not alone!  I didn't try to drop any weight leading up to the wedding.  I got down to just under 140 pounds at the end of my senior year of high school after going to the doctor and finding out I weighed 158.  I had never really thought about my weight/body until my mom pointed out that was how much she weighed when she got married.  I felt like the fat kid, even though I had never noticed it before.

    I kept it off though college and actually got down to 127, but it was really hard to maintain.  140 seems to be where I feel good and I find it reasonable to maintain without becoming a crazy person.  At the doctor's last week, I weighed in at 151.  I knew I felt softer, but that was a nice wake-up call.  I've been really lazy this summer, so it's time to get busy.  Going back to work on Monday should actually help my eating habits and I always do better with exercise when I do it right after work too.  DH is super skinny and burns everything he eats just sitting around, so it's hard being home with him all summer. 

     It feels good to put that in writing. Embarrassed

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  • I like the idea of a healthy recipe post too. Once we get into this house, eating out is going to not be an option while we are buying things like lawn care stuff, furniture, etc. So I'm going to be cooking a whole lot and I'm running out of ideas :)
  • I am in the same boat. I had lost about 15 lbs last year. Then after a pretty rough summer and finally finding true happiness, I gained it all back and then some. I was at my heaviest at the beginning of July. FI & I have been on a pretty strict diet since then. We definitely keep each other in check. We now want to add the gym back in. I am really hoping I can drop at least another 5-10 lbs before our vacation next month. Lits of support really helps!!
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  • I really like the idea of posting healthier meal choices.  Matt and I have both been pretty lax lately. Normally he is the one pushing to eat healthier and work out.  It's just been so hot out lately that I want to do nothing.  I'm hoping once it cools down a little we can start walking again.  I've put on a few extra lbs since the wedding and some of my pants are a little uncomfy.  Dare I say I *might* join in the accountability posts.  
  • Tasty Tuesday has now become Healthy Tasty Tuesday!!

    Christi, that would be ridic hard to when DH doesn't have to work out :(  I also do a lot better if I go to workout from work.  It cuts out an afternoon snack as well!

    Cathy, way to start being healthier and doing it with FI!!  Keep it up!

  • Christi, I missed your post before, but like Sarah said, I can only imagine how hard that must be. I struggle with my motivation, and some days I know I wouldn't be working out at all if Steve didn't work so hard to stay in shape. 

    Let us be your motivation, we all seem to have similar goals. 

  • image MrsKtotheE:
    I really like the idea of posting healthier meal choices.  Matt and I have both been pretty lax lately. Normally he is the one pushing to eat healthier and work out.  It's just been so hot out lately that I want to do nothing.  I'm hoping once it cools down a little we can start walking again.  I've put on a few extra lbs since the wedding and some of my pants are a little uncomfy.  Dare I say I *might* join in the accountability posts.  

    Did hell just freeze over?  Are pigs flying?!?

  • I am excited for healthy tasty tuesday! I love finding healthier versions of my fave foods, like tonight I am making chicken parm from clean eating magazine, I will post it tomorrow if its as yummy as it looks! I also wish there was a magic healthy for you mac and cheese since that is totally one of my big vices, haha!
  • image MrsMeyer7911:
    I am excited for healthy tasty tuesday! I love finding healthier versions of my fave foods, like tonight I am making chicken parm from clean eating magazine, I will post it tomorrow if its as yummy as it looks! I also wish there was a magic healthy for you mac and cheese since that is totally one of my big vices, haha!

    OMG yes.  When I really want this...I'll use whole wheat pasta with real cheese.  Still not good for you, but way better that it's fresh cheese.

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    image MrsKtotheE:
    I really like the idea of posting healthier meal choices.  Matt and I have both been pretty lax lately. Normally he is the one pushing to eat healthier and work out.  It's just been so hot out lately that I want to do nothing.  I'm hoping once it cools down a little we can start walking again.  I've put on a few extra lbs since the wedding and some of my pants are a little uncomfy.  Dare I say I *might* join in the accountability posts.  

    Did hell just freeze over?  Are pigs flying?!?

    HAHHAHA!  I said MIGHT Sarah.  I wouldn't believe it until I actually post something. :)

  • image MrsKtotheE:
    image sld0618:

    image MrsKtotheE:
    I really like the idea of posting healthier meal choices.  Matt and I have both been pretty lax lately. Normally he is the one pushing to eat healthier and work out.  It's just been so hot out lately that I want to do nothing.  I'm hoping once it cools down a little we can start walking again.  I've put on a few extra lbs since the wedding and some of my pants are a little uncomfy.  Dare I say I *might* join in the accountability posts.  

    Did hell just freeze over?  Are pigs flying?!?

    HAHHAHA!  I said MIGHT Sarah.  I wouldn't believe it until I actually post something. :)

    I shall wait with anticipation.  Even if you just reply, hmmm beer friday!

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    image MrsKtotheE:
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    image MrsKtotheE:
    I really like the idea of posting healthier meal choices.  Matt and I have both been pretty lax lately. Normally he is the one pushing to eat healthier and work out.  It's just been so hot out lately that I want to do nothing.  I'm hoping once it cools down a little we can start walking again.  I've put on a few extra lbs since the wedding and some of my pants are a little uncomfy.  Dare I say I *might* join in the accountability posts.  

    Did hell just freeze over?  Are pigs flying?!?

    HAHHAHA!  I said MIGHT Sarah.  I wouldn't believe it until I actually post something. :)

    I shall wait with anticipation.  Even if you just reply, hmmm beer friday!

    HAHA!  Well beer Fridays are probably almost done for the year. We only do them in the summer.   Oh and that would be totally mean to post in the accountability thread.  Maybe just a regular thread. ;) 

  • Thanks, ladies!

     Sarah and Kelly- you two remind me of the bean commercial where the dog suits the pig up and tells him to buzz the house a few times.

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    Thanks, ladies!

     Sarah and Kelly- you two remind me of the bean commercial where the dog suits the pig up and tells him to buzz the house a few times.

    I wish I've seen this commerical!  At least you didn't say you two remind me of dumb and dumber. haha!  I have dips on dumb!

  • I am soooooo glad you ladies posted this! I have been feeling really gross about myself lately. I def gained a few pounds back since the wedding and I am so angry with myself. I hate looking in the mirror and I feel like I am just wicked lazy now. DH has been very stressed out and tired lately, so his sex drive is not as it usually is and that is also making me feel not as attractive :( I also went up a pants size...sooo mad!! I hate how much harder it is this time around
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    I am soooooo glad you ladies posted this! I have been feeling really gross about myself lately. I def gained a few pounds back since the wedding and I am so angry with myself. I hate looking in the mirror and I feel like I am just wicked lazy now. DH has been very stressed out and tired lately, so his sex drive is not as it usually is and that is also making me feel not as attractive :( I also went up a pants size...sooo mad!! I hate how much harder it is this time around

    I'm feeling you!!! I haven't been wanting to having sex that much because I feel gross about myself and I started a new BC so I was really scared to get preggo since I've been having a lack of period issue.  I'm sure DH thinks the same way you're feeling right now :(  I should probably talk to him about that to make sure he knows it's me.

    I went up a pants size as well.  AND I got measured for a bridesmaids dress when I was skinny.  My bestie is going to flip her sh!t on me if it doesn't fit.  I'm actually glad that I got measured this way because it's definitely forcing me for sure to lose it!!

  • I'm so stoked for accountability & healthy recipes! Im really worried about gaining 'the newlywed nine'! Ive lost 11 so i think it'll be easy to gain it right back. FI is just like your DH Christi. He's 5'9 and like 135!! Super skinny, never works out & can eat & drink whatever, whenever & he likes me to cook bad fatty food/sweets! Its really gonna be hard! I know im small but ive always been the chubby sister of us 3 girls & its hard not to compare myself to them since we have the same genes. FI thinks i've becoming a lil too weight concious but im never satisfied with my body it seems.
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    I'm so stoked for accountability & healthy recipes! Im really worried about gaining 'the newlywed nine'! Ive lost 11 so i think it'll be easy to gain it right back. FI is just like your DH Christi. He's 5'9 and like 135!! Super skinny, never works out & can eat & drink whatever, whenever & he likes me to cook bad fatty food/sweets! Its really gonna be hard! I know im small but ive always been the chubby sister of us 3 girls & its hard not to compare myself to them since we have the same genes. FI thinks i've becoming a lil too weight concious but im never satisfied with my body it seems.

     I keep telling DH it's going to catch up with him one day! Last night he asked if I wanted any ice cream (I didn't) and then he proceeded to eat TWO full bowls, with hot fudge and cake.

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  • OMG I'm SOOOO jealous of DH, Christi!!! *sigh* I love ice cream...it's my other lover.
  • image ms_teach:

    image sparklegirl84:
    I'm so stoked for accountability & healthy recipes! Im really worried about gaining 'the newlywed nine'! Ive lost 11 so i think it'll be easy to gain it right back. FI is just like your DH Christi. He's 5'9 and like 135!! Super skinny, never works out & can eat & drink whatever, whenever & he likes me to cook bad fatty food/sweets! Its really gonna be hard! I know im small but ive always been the chubby sister of us 3 girls & its hard not to compare myself to them since we have the same genes. FI thinks i've becoming a lil too weight concious but im never satisfied with my body it seems.

     I keep telling DH it's going to catch up with him one day! Last night he asked if I wanted any ice cream (I didn't) and then he proceeded to eat TWO full bowls, with hot fudge and cake.

    My FI was super thin and could eat anything he felt like eating until about 2 years ago, he got injured at hockey and he had surgery and had to take off 8 months from hockey which was his main workout as he played 3-4 times a week. He is back playing hockey twice a week but the 25 lbs he gained when he was hurt has stuck with him and he is noticing he has to watch what he eats more. I have gotten him to join me at crossfit a few times but his habits have definately caught up with him!

  • Thanks for starting this Sarah. During our weddingmoon I think I did pretty good with the eating and drinking but after getting back I've lost control and I'm super scare to weight myself again. I went to 156 (from 115) in my pregnancy and was able to drop down to 135 afterward but is sure wasn't 115. And for 4 years I stood there. Then thanks to you ladies and the wedding stress I dropped down to 125, my ideal weight. I really feel good there and comfortable. but I have a feeling that I'm back up a few lbs and I just feel that if I don't weight myself I don't have to admit it. But anyways I refuse to be over 125 so I asked DH to go out for walks with me in the mornings and he agreed. The gym is his lover in case you didn't notice in the pics lol. We were suppose to start this morning but we did something else instead Wink so we're going tomorrow. And I'm going to bring out Jillian again starting tonight. The gym is a waste of $ for me so I'll stick to my walks/run with the C25K and Jillian and I should make use of my zumba wii game I bought before the wedding and never used. I will def be posting in the accountability threads here I need the help and motivations.

    My problems has always been getting up early. Even to go to work. I guess I'm just not a morning person but recently, the past couple of weeks, I've been getting up before the alarm so yaayyy me!

  • Weigh yourself and get it over with.  I think you'll feel worst if you work really hard for a while and then weigh youself and you're still above what you want to be.  Plus I like the bragging right of, yes, i lost x amount of lbs!!

     Waking up early is killer for me as well!! I have to workout after work, otherwise I never will.  I did P90x tonight. got through 30 min. haha. Lame...

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