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I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:20 pm

Welcome to our very own LTT/LTR Biggest Loser.

There were a lot of things that spurred this idea from people in Rob’s Flat having weight loss goals to posts on Twitter wanting be in shape or blog posts that mention running a 5K or a marathon to even “Choosing” yourself, putting you first. What ever your goal is to be a better you; this is the place for it. It’s about Quality of Life, not the number of pounds you lose; it’s about how you feel in your own skin. It's 66 days until New Moon opens... Let's make some great changes and become the Losers we want to be :)

THE RULES:
    * We’re here to motivate and encourage each other.
    * This is a place where you can come and share what your successes were and what your flaws are.
    * There is no platform scale, no ill fitting sports bras and spandex. If you want to share that your goal is to loose 10 pounds by October 5, then great. If you just want to say I lost 4 pounds this week, then great.
    * If you are struggling and need help or suggestions with something, put it out there.
    * If you have an answer or a recipe that you want to share, put it out there.
    * If you want to share why you are doing what you are doing then great, otherwise know we love you anyway.
    * It’s not a competition but we’ll have a countdown/goal date to coincide with the opening of New Moon.
    * I’m also open to suggestions, other ways we can collaborate and share in the successes of others. Send me a PM.

I’m doing this because I want to be a better me. I have a goal to loose weight; I would say I want to loose a million pounds. I love food and I eat more then I should but I love to cook. Cooking for one makes it difficult to cook healthy. I’m always looking for great recipes that are quick but good for me. I have never been “little” even when I was in shape and played sports, I am tall, the middle blocker for volleyball. I don’t dream of being a size 2, just something smaller then what I am. I’m doing this for me.

Make this what you want it to be, do this for yourself. Harriet Beecher Stowe said:
Women are the real architects of society. Make your mark, be your own architect.


Just a little motivation to get you going...
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby superhumanmoron » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:07 pm

I can't currently join in since I am supposed to be gaining weight for pregnancy, but post-baby I would love to participate to lose baby weight! For now I will just say good luck to everyone!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby pixiechick » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:04 pm

You know I'm in! A few weight loss and general "get healthy" goals for me With a kid starting school, and all the activities and running around that goes with that, I would love to hear from our other mom's on the forum about good healthy snacks and meals that are quick!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby littleredfiat » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:26 pm

This is a good idea. I believe being in shape helps the mind and the body. I started running very short distances years ago and slowly slowly increased up to halfmarathons. I could help you gals find the passion! A good run is (almost) as good as good sex....
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby pangeforprez » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:37 pm

I'm all about joining in. I don't have any specific goals, just wanting to build healthier habits I guess. Although being hot would be a nice side effect.

Anywho, I've been sucking at this particular thing lately so I'm not sure how well I'll do, but if nothing else, I can lurk and support you guys! :D
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby JodieO » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:56 pm

I'd like to learn to be tidier, does that count? I swore it was going to be spotless by the time I found a new job, but after 6 weeks it was more or less as filthy as before. I can mess up someone's house just by walking through it. Anyone got any tips on how to help with that??
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby Jena » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:01 pm

This is really cool Emme! I'm currently doing Jenny Craig and my goal to kick it into gear (I'm good about eating the food I'm suppose to, I'm just bad at exercising) is the New Moon premiere. I'm trying to push myself to do better than I have been lately. Granted I know none of us are judgemental people and we all accept each other for who we are as peeps, but it helps me to have a date of something big to keep me on track! This is a great support system you have started here, my dear!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby Alexandra » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:19 pm

Great idea Emme - I am starting back at WeightWatchers meetings this week. I so need to get my butt in gear. But something (kids, work, husband, kids, kids - did I mention the kids) always get higher priority than working out or doing stuff for me. I'm working on it, and I'll check in here with you all too!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby lori_seals » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:00 am

This is a fantastic idea!

I was doing really well at fitting in some exercise up until a couple of months ago. And I love food. Food is my friend. ♥
And I LOOK like food is my friend!

I do participate in a strength training class, which retarts next week and we always try to do some aerobic stuff beforehand. Next week can't come soon enough!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby superhumanmoron » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:25 am

littleredfiat wrote:This is a good idea. I believe being in shape helps the mind and the body. I started running very short distances years ago and slowly slowly increased up to halfmarathons. I could help you gals find the passion! A good run is (almost) as good as good sex....

Agreed! I feel great after a good run!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby natasha » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:00 am

[color=#0040FF][b]What a great idea.
I am trying to lose some kilo's (I don't know the mesure in lbs)
Since the birth of my youngest son in december last year I am trying to lose weight. I love cooking and like to try some new recipes. And I like to eat them too much.

I began exersicing 3 weeks ago 2,5 hours in a week (mon 1 hour, wed 1 hour and thur 1/5 hour)
It's very very difficult. I am dieting since I am 12 years old, so you can imganine my struggle with my weight for more than 20 years.
I tried almost everything but the diets never last long. I even went to a dietist to help me, it didn't work.
But I am possitive person and I hope that this is the perfect diet for me.

Monday I do BBB where I exercise in a group to train my stomic ([b]b
uik), legs (benen) and ass (billen) for 1 hour
Wedn I do Zumba for 1 hour in a group (and it's fun!)
Thursd I do Vacustep for 30 min (i go in a vacuummachine and i have to step for 30 min)
I try to eat as healthy as I can, I try not to eat too much chips,sweets and other things)

I hope this will help me to lose some weight. I don't realy have a goal yet. But I hope that I can feel on my clotches in december that I lost a little bit of the weight.

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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby robsten4life » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:37 am

Great idea to start this up Emme!!!

So I am one of the most disciplined people you will ever meet. I was a gymnast for 10 years then had two knee reconstructions so that took me out of the excerise game for a while. Then I went to college and needless to say I put on the requisite freshman fifteen. Over the past two years I've been able to get the weight off... it sucks it takes you two months to put it on and two years to take it off.

I know my strengths and my weaknesses and I know what I need to do to lose weight and to maintain. I'm currently at the point where I need to lose a few pounds, which means I need to both exercise and eat well. If i just want to maintain I need to either excercise OR eat well.

I'm very good once I put my mind to it, however once I fall of the wagon it's all downhill. If I skip out on the gym one day then I'll likely just skip the rest of the week... so if anyone sees me in the flat/chat between 3:30-6:00pm est during the week yell at me because I should be at the gym!!

Eating is a bit harder. It's hard cooking for two, if it was just me it would be a bit easier, finding recipes that are healthy yet satisfying for not only me but the bf (who needs to lose some poundage too) We have such different tastes in food and it's not practical to cook two different things. So we'll often just digress and order out which is the worst thing we can do. I'm usually good if I stick to the "everything in moderation" motto but sometimes I binge on that pint of Ben and Jerry's... I just need someone to talk me down from the edge sometimes :D

I love this idea where we can talk about our issues, provide encouragement for one another and share tips and recipes!!!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby Sparklegirl » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:45 am

I think this is definately the place for me!
I am constantly trying to loose weight, having always been a bit on the big side, but find it difficult to stick with it. A bit of motivation would be great. I seem to swing from one extreme to the other, somedays just eating whatever and not really caring to other days when i give myslef strict calorie limits and really push myself. i know that this is not the way to do things, so yeah a bit of moral support would be great.
I am also on a quest to find the real me at the moment. Not going into too much detail but have kind of lost myself over the past few years and need to start figuring out who i am again and what makes me happy.
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:59 pm

superhumanmoron wrote:I can't currently join in since I am supposed to be gaining weight for pregnancy, but post-baby I would love to participate to lose baby weight! For now I will just say good luck to everyone!


You don't have to "lose" to participate... what ever your goals and what not are... Just here to help support you being a better you... and having that cute little BB!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:00 pm

pangeforprez wrote:I'm all about joining in. I don't have any specific goals, just wanting to build healthier habits I guess. Although being hot would be a nice side effect.

Anywho, I've been sucking at this particular thing lately so I'm not sure how well I'll do, but if nothing else, I can lurk and support you guys! :D



Pange... being a healthier you is a great goal... what ever we can do to support! yay!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:03 pm

JodieO wrote:I'd like to learn to be tidier, does that count? I swore it was going to be spotless by the time I found a new job, but after 6 weeks it was more or less as filthy as before. I can mess up someone's house just by walking through it. Anyone got any tips on how to help with that??


:) Jodes... I love organizing and keeping things compartmentalized.
What specifically are you trying to tidy? Start somewhere small first. Last night I tackled the fridge and freezer in the new apartment. I had a ton of stuff to fit. Today will be the rest of the kitchen.

Start small and work on keeping that organized.
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:06 pm

Jena wrote:This is really cool Emme! I'm currently doing Jenny Craig and my goal to kick it into gear (I'm good about eating the food I'm suppose to, I'm just bad at exercising) is the New Moon premiere. I'm trying to push myself to do better than I have been lately. Granted I know none of us are judgemental people and we all accept each other for who we are as peeps, but it helps me to have a date of something big to keep me on track! This is a great support system you have started here, my dear!


Yay Jena! I know if I have a date in mind and something to motivate me it helps. I can't wait for the premiere and all the girls to be here, something to really look forward to!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:08 pm

Alexandra wrote:Great idea Emme - I am starting back at WeightWatchers meetings this week. I so need to get my butt in gear. But something (kids, work, husband, kids, kids - did I mention the kids) always get higher priority than working out or doing stuff for me. I'm working on it, and I'll check in here with you all too!



Way to go Alexandra! I'm finding time to even do a quick walk around my new neighborhood and know that will be super helpful just to get my energy up. I've also found a girl who will go for walks with me on our lunch. It might only be a mile but it's better then nothing!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:11 pm

lori_seals wrote:This is a fantastic idea!

I was doing really well at fitting in some exercise up until a couple of months ago. And I love food. Food is my friend. ♥
And I LOOK like food is my friend!

I do participate in a strength training class, which restarts next week and we always try to do some aerobic stuff beforehand. Next week can't come soon enough!


Lori... I love food too. it is my friend. i remember explaining to someone when I was really stressed out "I come from a long line of emotional eaters" :lol: it's true and I need to lean how to not eat to make myself feel better and to eat things that are good for me as well as taste good - they are out there.

I also find being single, it's hard when I want to cook better but it's just me... cooking for 1 is not fun. it's not worth the effort so if I can' find ways to cook for others and reap the benefit I will.

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Postby actually... » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:13 pm

Sparklegirl wrote:I am also on a quest to find the real me at the moment. Not going into too much detail but have kind of lost myself over the past few years and need to start figuring out who i am again and what makes me happy.


Sparklegirl, I'm feeling the same way lately! PM me and maybe we can chat sometime.
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:15 pm

natasha wrote:What a great idea.
I am trying to lose some kilo's (I don't know the mesure in lbs)
Since the birth of my youngest son in december last year I am trying to lose weight. I love cooking and like to try some new recipes. And I like to eat them too much.

I began exersicing 3 weeks ago 2,5 hours in a week (mon 1 hour, wed 1 hour and thur 1/5 hour)
It's very very difficult. I am dieting since I am 12 years old, so you can imganine my struggle with my weight for more than 20 years.
I tried almost everything but the diets never last long. I even went to a dietist to help me, it didn't work.
But I am possitive person and I hope that this is the perfect diet for me.

Monday I do BBB where I exercise in a group to train my stomic (buik), legs (benen) and ass (billen) for 1 hour
Wedn I do Zumba for 1 hour in a group (and it's fun!)
Thursd I do Vacustep for 30 min (i go in a vacuummachine and i have to step for 30 min)
I try to eat as healthy as I can, I try not to eat too much chips,sweets and other things)

I hope this will help me to lose some weight. I don't realy have a goal yet. But I hope that I can feel on my clotches in december that I lost a little bit of the weight.

Thank you :mrgreen:


Tash... I hope we can be helpful and supportive for you too! I think everyone has body issues and when your clothes don't fit right or you don't feel comfortable in your own skin it makes you feel less about your self. Hopefully we can all feel better about who we are whether we loose weight, tone or just become more active. How you feel shows and if you're feel great, you'll look great!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby actually... » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:20 pm

emmeloowhoo wrote: so if I can' find ways to cook for others and reap the benefit I will.


what about having a meal swap with some of your friends? everybody cooks something healthy then divides the dish among the group so that you all end up with a variety of meals, but not so much food that you'll get tired of it. my husband is military, so I identify with how boring cooking for one can be!
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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:22 pm

robsten4life wrote:Great idea to start this up Emme!!!

I'm very good once I put my mind to it, however once I fall of the wagon it's all downhill. If I skip out on the gym one day then I'll likely just skip the rest of the week... so if anyone sees me in the flat/chat between 3:30-6:00pm est during the week yell at me because I should be at the gym!!

Eating is a bit harder. It's hard cooking for two, if it was just me it would be a bit easier, finding recipes that are healthy yet satisfying for not only me but the bf (who needs to lose some poundage too) We have such different tastes in food and it's not practical to cook two different things. So we'll often just digress and order out which is the worst thing we can do. I'm usually good if I stick to the "everything in moderation" motto but sometimes I binge on that pint of Ben and Jerry's... I just need someone to talk me down from the edge sometimes :D

I love this idea where we can talk about our issues, provide encouragement for one another and share tips and recipes!!!



i'll tie you to the wagon r4l! we'll figure out recipies and ideas that you'll both like and see how long we can hold Ben & Jerry @ bay... those men might be my downfall ;)
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Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:25 pm

Sparklegirl wrote:I think this is definately the place for me!
I am constantly trying to loose weight, having always been a bit on the big side, but find it difficult to stick with it. A bit of motivation would be great. I seem to swing from one extreme to the other, somedays just eating whatever and not really caring to other days when i give myslef strict calorie limits and really push myself. i know that this is not the way to do things, so yeah a bit of moral support would be great.
I am also on a quest to find the real me at the moment. Not going into too much detail but have kind of lost myself over the past few years and need to start figuring out who i am again and what makes me happy.


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Re: I am a Big Loser, Are you?

Postby emmeloowhoo » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:30 pm

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emmeloowhoo wrote: so if I can' find ways to cook for others and reap the benefit I will.


what about having a meal swap with some of your friends? everybody cooks something healthy then divides the dish among the group so that you all end up with a variety of meals, but not so much food that you'll get tired of it. my husband is military, so I identify with how boring cooking for one can be!


A few years ago I started a "gourmet" club with some friends every other week we took turns who cooked. We did full on meals just 8 of us and tried out new recipes and foods some people would normally never eat. Once I'm settled in my new place I think I may start this back up.

Do you and the other military wives do a thing like this?

I also try on Saturday or Sunday to make a meal that will have left overs I can take for lunch or have for dinner later in the week. I also love my crock pot. I got a "fix it and forget it" cookbook and couldn't have asked for a better meal helper.
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