mrsmole's Journal, 15 February 2014

New low! Woot! Total of 48 pounds lost, out of 100. Only 2 pounds away from 50, or halfway there.

The trick when you have a lot of weight to lose if the mini-goals, and these challenges help so much. You don't look at the big picture, just get to the end of the month, or the week.

Big news. I joined a gym yesterday. I haven't belonged to a gym in over 25 years. It's 24 hours, and it's only $20/month, no contracts. Only downside, parking is scarce, but on the upside, I can park a block away and walk. It's a good neighborhood in Palm Springs, CA, so I should be okay.

I showed the guy at the gym yesterday my FS phone app with all my food entered and he was really impressed. This was after I joined, so there was no reason for him to suck up to me at that point - he already had my money, haha.

Hey everybody on here, what we do here, entering all our food here each day, turns out that's a pretty big deal, so let's keep doing it.

Go team!
232.0 lb Lost so far: 48.0 lb.    Still to go: 12.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 15 February 2014:
971 kcal Fat: 54.91g | Prot: 79.14g | Carb: 38.85g.   Lunch: Outback Steakhouse Lobster Tails, Outback Steakhouse Outback Steamed Broccoli. Dinner: Outback Steakhouse Classic Roasted Filet Wedge Salad, Chicken Leg (Skin Not Eaten). Snacks/Other: Sunsweet Dried Plums Bite Size Pitted Prunes. more...
2563 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 16 hours. more...
on diet mrsmole's own diet   losing 14.0 lb a week

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California... I am jealous! Wow you are doing great! I cant wait till you lose those 2 pounds and get to the halfway point!!! And the gym sounds like a great idea :) 
15 Feb 14 by member: Jess cheng
I also have to look at it in small amounts so as not to get overwhelmed. It's exciting, isn't it?? Congratulations !!!!! 
15 Feb 14 by member: erwinwarrior83
A HUGE WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! 2 lbs more....I can only *imagine* how you must feel,I have 22 lbs to go before hitting my half way mark! I applaud YOU,MRSMOLE :D  
15 Feb 14 by member: myawethinTICself
Just joined FS and saw your post - great reminder on the small goals. Thanks for the inspiration.  
15 Feb 14 by member: JeanneSue
You are SO right! I know I feel more comfortable being accountable by documenting EVERYTHING I eat. Congrats on joining a gym again. I got my exercise videos and free weights back out of storage (trying to sell our house), so today is my first day of doing more than stretching and walking. Yeah for both of us! 
15 Feb 14 by member: gilliansings
Thanks for the support, all. The support I get here is so helpful! Welcome, JeanneSue! Make friends and have fun. Keep this site open in your browser all the time for best results. I make it one of my home tabs! 
15 Feb 14 by member: mrsmole
Dang! How do we party when you hit that 50? That's so awesome. AS to the monthly/weekly goals. I though you told me I had to make it until 8 AM each day. 
15 Feb 14 by member: northernmusician
LOL, NM. Not sure how to party virtually - any thoughts from the Peanut Gallery? As for goals, I suggest for everyone that they never give up on their diets and that they try to at least "make it until morning", and I define "morning" as 8AM, not two minutes after midnight. Got it, everyone?? 
15 Feb 14 by member: mrsmole
WTG Mrsmole. You are really rockin' lady. I like breaking down our losses into smaller goals. I may make some adjustments in mine because it seems so far to go to reach the first step. I also like the advice not to give up until morning. I have the same strategy when I do things such as when I stopped smoking. If you can wait till morning you can make it another day. Bless you for reminding me of it. 
15 Feb 14 by member: Puffy Ruffles
Just keep focus.  
15 Feb 14 by member: madanjen
Wonderful, you're doing great! 
15 Feb 14 by member: LadyBea40
Puffy, you're so right. If you make it until morning, chances are you will stay on track! 
15 Feb 14 by member: mrsmole
Good for you !! Just keep actually going to the gym you joined.  
15 Feb 14 by member: wholefoodnut
She will. Oh, she will! I have her actual email address if it comes to that. Nope. Not sharing. :D Mrs. Did you hear it yet? 
15 Feb 14 by member: northernmusician
So proud of you! Keep up the great work! 
15 Feb 14 by member: Alineal4
She should be checking in soon... if she can still walk to the computer. :) 
15 Feb 14 by member: northernmusician
congratulations , you're on your way. That is a good investment for $20! 
15 Feb 14 by member: springskinny
That's cool it's open 24 hours.  
15 Feb 14 by member: springskinny tired...Jawbone UP says I only put in 5419 steps. Liar! Although that's a lot for Saturday, so maybe not. And some of them were stairs. STAIRS! Who puts stairs in a gym!? I was like, "What, no elevator?" LOL. Back Monday for more abuse. Thanks to all for caring!  
15 Feb 14 by member: mrsmole
I went to a gym that had stairs. You had to use them if you wanted the restroom, tanning beds, eliptical machines, and treadmills. So yeah, you had no choice. 
15 Feb 14 by member: gilliansings


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