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123Nkechi 09-22-2008 03:04 PM

Nkechi's Birthday Countdown to 60 lbs thinner!
 
Okay I'm back! This time I am concentrating on my water intake and eating lots of veggies and lean proteins. I have to get this weight off! My birthday is in exactly 6 months so starting today and I want to lose 10 lbs a month.
Over the summer I hit my all time high of 257lbs! :cry: Granted most of it was water weight that I was retaining for not eating right and not taking my meds but still...It was a sad day and I knew then I was out of control. It took me some time (and a couple of false starts) to get back on track. So here I am - BEGINNING AGAIN - and I need all of the help I can get. I will be journaling my progress here. I actually officially started yesterday but I am starting my countdown now.

This morning's weight: 247 (Praying to lose the first 10 easily :aprayer:)

Lulu Belle 09-23-2008 04:30 AM

You can do 10 lbs a month no problem i bet!! Here's praying you can find the tenacity to attack this dirty bugger!

123Nkechi 09-23-2008 09:23 AM

Yes I am well on my way. I started ACV last last night and I am going to try CO for lunch. So far so good. I've really been concentrating on getting my water in. I think that's the key. Now if I could only get motivated to go back to the gym...:rolleyes:

Indigo-65 09-24-2008 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by 123Nkechi (Post 10894734)
Okay I'm back! This time I am concentrating on my water intake and eating lots of veggies and lean proteins. I have to get this weight off! My birthday is in exactly 6 months so starting today and I want to lose 10 lbs a month.
Over the summer I hit my all time high of 257lbs! :cry: Granted most of it was water weight that I was retaining for not eating right and not taking my meds but still...It was a sad day and I knew then I was out of control. It took me some time (and a couple of false starts) to get back on track. So here I am - BEGINNING AGAIN - and I need all of the help I can get. I will be journaling my progress here. I actually officially started yesterday but I am starting my countdown now.

This morning's weight: 247 (Praying to lose the first 10 easily :aprayer:)

Hello Nkechi, I gained 20 pounds over the summer, I guess stress got to me. I am down 6 pounds since starting back 9/15/08. I wish you the best!:cool:

123Nkechi 09-24-2008 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jgw (Post 10901916)
Hello Nkechi, I gained 20 pounds over the summer, I guess stress got to me. I am down 6 pounds since starting back 9/15/08. I wish you the best!:cool:

Thanks Jan!

123Nkechi 09-24-2008 07:43 AM

Today's weigh-in: 246

Yesterday's Menu
Breakfast - ACV shot with lots of water and Lipton Green Tea
Lunch - Bacon, Eggs, and Cauliflower with water and CO
Dinner - Fried fish :o (it didn't have much breading but it was still fried) with more water and a little cream cheese with raspberry davinci's

Indigo-65 09-24-2008 07:48 AM

You are doing great!

123Nkechi 09-24-2008 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jgw (Post 10902553)
You are doing great!

I am trying girl, I am trying. It's hard but I think I can do it. A friend just told me about how her coworker is using the fiber 35 shakes to lose weight. I think I am going to stick to want I am doing to see if it works before investing in more diet regimes.

123Nkechi 09-25-2008 10:36 AM

Today's weigh-in: 245 (That's 4 lbs since Sunday! :clap:)

Yesterday's Menu
Breakfast - Green Tea w/Splenda and CO
Lunch - Buffalo Bits, Greenbeans, and Diet Pepsi from Bojangles
Snack - 1 oz packet of Cashews and water
Snack - 1 Hotdog and water
Dinner - Baked Chicken with Spinage
Snack - Cream Cheese w/Raspberry Davinci's and Peach Tea flavored Vita Splash (fiber)

Not a bad day...

lorettahd 09-25-2008 05:36 PM

Hello Nkechi,

I see that we both are trying to accomplish the same goal. I just started back today myself and I know what you are going thru. Please visit my journal sometime and we can support each other. Just take it day by day and meal by meal. You're right about the water, it poses a challenge for me as well, but I do better when I buy bottled water, something about it tastes better. I feel that 10lbs a month is not unrealistic. You know I went to the library and rented the Atkins 72 version of his book. Oh my God I can't believe how simple that book is to understand compared to the other versions.:kicking: When I thought about it and read the book this is sooooooooo simple, we make it hard. So let's partner together and meet these goals.:clap:

Indigo-65 09-26-2008 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 123Nkechi (Post 10908636)
Today's weigh-in: 245 (That's 4 lbs since Sunday! :clap:)

Yesterday's Menu
Breakfast - Green Tea w/Splenda and CO
Lunch - Buffalo Bits, Greenbeans, and Diet Pepsi from Bojangles
Snack - 1 oz packet of Cashews and water
Snack - 1 Hotdog and water
Dinner - Baked Chicken with Spinage
Snack - Cream Cheese w/Raspberry Davinci's and Peach Tea flavored Vita Splash (fiber)

Not a bad day...

Hey Nkechi, what are buffalo bits?

123Nkechi 09-26-2008 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by jgw (Post 10913906)
Hey Nkechi, what are buffalo bits?

I meant Buffalo Bites. They are spicy grilled nuggets at Bojanges. Love them and they are LC friendly.

123Nkechi 09-26-2008 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by 123Nkechi (Post 10894734)
Okay I'm back! This time I am concentrating on my water intake and eating lots of veggies and lean proteins. I have to get this weight off! My birthday is in exactly 6 months so starting today and I want to lose 10 lbs a month.
Over the summer I hit my all time high of 257lbs! :cry: Granted most of it was water weight that I was retaining for not eating right and not taking my meds but still...It was a sad day and I knew then I was out of control. It took me some time (and a couple of false starts) to get back on track. So here I am - BEGINNING AGAIN - and I need all of the help I can get. I will be journaling my progress here. I actually officially started yesterday but I am starting my countdown now.

This morning's weight: 247 (Praying to lose the first 10 easily :aprayer:)

I realized I made an error in my starting weight. My starting weight at the beginning of the week was 249 lbs but it was 252 over the weekend. I am now counting Monday's weight as my starting weight as my official start date of September 22nd.

This morning's weight: 245 lbs.

Yesterday's Menu


Brunch: Bacon and Eggs w/Peach Tea flavored Vita Splash (fiber)
Snack: Cream Cheese w/Raspberry Davinci's and Peach Tea flavored Vita Splash (fiber)
Dinner: Fried Porkchops :o and Broccoli
Snack: Cream Cheese w/Raspberry Davinci's and Peach Tea flavored Vita Splash (fiber)

Water Water Water

Today's Menu

Breakfast: Coffee with Half & Half and Splenda
Snack: Sprite Zero
Lunch: Baked Chicken, Green Beans, Salad w/Ken's Ranch, and Iced Tea sweeted with Splenda
Snack: Coffee with Half & Half and Splenda
Dinner: Whopper Jr w/o the bun and 2 onion rings

Water, Water, Water

I joined a new Gym last month where one of my coworkers teaches a Kick Boxing class. I told her I may come to her class tomorrow. I really need to get back on the ball with exercise. Not only do I have a gym membership now that I am paying for, there is also still they mini gym at work that has treadmills. If I was a smart gal (and not lazy), I could go to the gym at work and walk at lunch time and then go to my regular gym after work. We will see...

hawkwife 09-26-2008 10:32 PM

Nkechi--

Wow, you sound like me...I've yoyo'd for so long, but finally hit my highest weight ever this summer(except for when I was pregnant:blush:) at 258:eek: Yikes! What a wake up call! We just have to take it one day at a time and we will get there. We have to remember we can be anything we want to be!

Good luck!

Jen

123Nkechi 09-27-2008 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by hawkwife (Post 10916781)
Nkechi--

Wow, you sound like me...I've yoyo'd for so long, but finally hit my highest weight ever this summer(except for when I was pregnant:blush:) at 258:eek: Yikes! What a wake up call! We just have to take it one day at a time and we will get there. We have to remember we can be anything we want to be!

Good luck!

Jen

Thanks Jen! This summer has been hard for a lot of people. But like you said, we can be anything we want to be! (and I want to be healthy) ;)

123Nkechi 09-27-2008 07:15 AM

This morning's weight: 243 lbs.

I am so excited. My feet and ankles had started swelling when I stood for a long period of time by now they are skinny again. Now all I have to do is work on getting the rest of me to catch up! :laugh:

Indigo-65 09-27-2008 12:47 PM

Congrats on the 243! That's great I still hanging below 200 and I am proud of myself. Your menu's look great! Makes me hungry.

123Nkechi 09-28-2008 12:08 PM

This morning's weight: 243 lbs.

Yesterday's Menu
Breakfast: Bacon w/Peach Tea flavored Vita Splash (fiber)
Lunch: Balsamic Baked Chicken and Broccoli
Dinner: Fried Bologna Salad with Greek Vinagrette Dressing and Spaghetti w/o the noodles (just the sauce and ground beef)
Snack: CO w/Xylitol and Peach Tea flavored Vita Splash (fiber)

I'm not feeling to great because TOM showed up early this morning and I've had major cramps all day. I've only had 2 sausage dogs and a cup of coffee so far for today. I plan on having a salad for dinner and maybe something warm to help with the cramps. Usually TOM has me eating like crazy but I haven't felt much like eating like I usual. Pray that I can keep it together. :aprayer:

123Nkechi 09-28-2008 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jgw (Post 10918341)
Congrats on the 243! That's great I still hanging below 200 and I am proud of myself. Your menu's look great! Makes me hungry.

Girl I can't wait to get under 200 lbs! I am proud of you too!

Friday's menu was thanks to a conference I attended. The food was good. I have been trying so hard to make good choices and planning what I eat. I haven't been as hungry and I think it could be that I am in ketosis. What ever it is I am greatful because it has kept me from eating everything like I usually do. :laugh:

Lulu Belle 09-28-2008 04:42 PM

You are doing fantastic!! Now your skinny ankles can carry you to the gym!! You'll have that first 10 gone in no time!

lorettahd 09-29-2008 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by 123Nkechi (Post 10917312)
This morning's weight: 243 lbs.

I am so excited. My feet and ankles had started swelling when I stood for a long period of time by now they are skinny again. Now all I have to do is work on getting the rest of me to catch up! :laugh:

congratulations on your lost:clap:Girl I know about those swollen ankles, but with this way of eating it goes away fast because you stay in the bathroom releasing all of that fluid. Please visit my journal it's called tracking my progress and we can support each other. I'd like to hear from you and you can give me some pointers as well. Have a great day and keep up the good work:high5:

123Nkechi 09-29-2008 01:33 PM

Thanks for the compliments ladies!

This morning's weight: 243 lbs. I know this is because of TOM :annoyed:

Yesterday's Menu
Brunch: 2 sausage dogs and a cup of coffee with half & half and Kaluha flavored Davinci's
Snack: BBQ pork rinds with diet Dr. Pepper
Dinner: 1/2 of Applebee's Grilled Chili-lime Chicken Salad with limeaide made with splenda

So far so good! I usually fall off the wagon at this point so I am pleased with my progress. I've kicked up my water intake and I have been going back and forth to the bathroom all day. I had 1.5 liters this morning and I am trying to finish off my second 1.5 before I leave work. That's about 100 oz of water! Boy my kidneys should be clean! :laugh:

123Nkechi 09-30-2008 05:08 PM

Still holding at 243

Yesterday's Menu
Breakfast: 1.5 liters of water (I need to start eating breakfast)
Lunch: KCF chicken w/o the skin and the other half of my Applebee's Grilled Chili-lime Chicken Salad
Dinner: Baked Flounder and Kale

I need to get in the gym. I need so motivation though. And today I started having sugar cravings. It was probably because I ordered my niece's birthday cake. :annoyed: I will resist temptation!

Today's menu:
Breakfast: 1.5 liters of water and Green tea w/splenda (again, I need to eat breakfast)
Lunch: Steakhouse burger from BK without the bun and a diet lemonade
Snack: Leftovers Kale and Fish
Dinner: Pork Tenderloin and more Kale :)

123Nkechi 10-01-2008 03:58 PM

I didn't weigh this morning because I figured it would be the same anyway. I'm probably going to weight until Monday to start weighing again.

Today's Menu
Breakfast: 1/2 oz of cashews and 50oz of water
Lunch: Chinese stirfry of chicken, beef, broccoli, bell peppers and onions and a few mushrooms with more water
Dinner: Spaghetti w/o the noodles and the last of the leftover kale

Probably will have a snack tonight. I may make some more cream cheese with davinci's and almonds (yum)

Funhouse78 10-02-2008 10:08 AM

Hi Nkechi,

Just wanted to say that you are doing great! I have yoyo'd for years too, but this time I have stuck with this for over 2 1/2 months so I'm trying to stay strong! I look foward to seeing your progress since we started around the same weight. Keep up the good work! :up:

123Nkechi 10-02-2008 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Funhouse78 (Post 10940384)
Hi Nkechi,

Just wanted to say that you are doing great! I have yoyo'd for years too, but this time I have stuck with this for over 2 1/2 months so I'm trying to stay strong! I look foward to seeing your progress since we started around the same weight. Keep up the good work! :up:

Thanks! :hugs:

Tommyswife 10-02-2008 03:37 PM

Hi Honey. I'm just checking on you and your progress. Looks like you're doing well. How have you been?

123Nkechi 10-02-2008 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Tommyswife (Post 10941983)
Hi Honey. I'm just checking on you and your progress. Looks like you're doing well. How have you been?

I'm good! Just trying to stay on course. ;)

123Nkechi 10-02-2008 05:49 PM

Today's Menu
Breakfast: 1 oz. Cashews and Green Tea with stevia (not my fav)
Lunch: Zaxby's Grilled Chicken Salad with Ranch Dressing (minus the onions and toast)
Snack: 0.5 oz. Almonds and 50 oz. of water
Dinner: Chilli Dog (minus the bun) and 2 chicken wings

123Nkechi 10-03-2008 05:57 AM

This morning's weight: 242 lbs.

I only lost 1 lb this week but I am okay with that because TOM slowed things down. Usually I totally fall off plan when TOM comes to I am pleased with my progress so far.

Next week I am planning to start the Ten Years Thinner plan that includes fruit and has a workout plan. Carbs will still be lowish but with fruit and nuts included. I started this plan before but I was not committed at the time. My sister had good results so I am going to give it another try. Pray that I do well. :aprayer: Thanks to all of you that have offered your support and words of encouragement! :hugs::hugs::hugs:


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