Weight Loss Pact

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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    Z, it would be nice to see your pic. I have an idea of this cute, wild-haired guy who is about 24-5 years old with strawberry-blonde or reddish hair that's shoulder length.

    Do you look anything like that? And don't post any links here unless it's really you. You could PM me a pic, or you can just bring one of your girlfriends over to HI and DaNa and I can entertain you guys!

    Cherish, if you want to bring nerd-boy, you two are welcome, too! :twisted:

    Suuuuurrrrreeeee, Dia... I believe that after you and Z made me break up with him :roll:

    I think Z is mid 30s, married/living together, and has 2 cats. Physically, he's 5-10"ish, light to medium brown STRAIGHT short hair, brown eyes.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Cehua wrote:
    dia99 wrote:
    Do you look anything like that? And don't post any links here unless it's really you. You could PM me a pic, or you can just bring one of your girlfriends over to HI and DaNa and I can entertain you guys!

    Entertain? :twisted:

    And if zmanzzzz is PMing anyone with pictures I think I should be on that list too. :wink: :oops:

    Looking good on your goal Lydia. Keep up the good work. I have a new diet too. It is called taking public transportation to school, walking everywhere, and eating when you get a chance. The only certain meal I have is breakfast. Oh, the perks of graduate school.

    Oh, and I am on thyroid hormones! It makes me feel so much better.

    And yes zmanzzzz, Cherish is gorgeous and has skin to die for. Sle
    ep with those thoughts tonight. :o

    Flatterer!! :oops: :lol: But thanks! (And yeah Z, I hope you slept with those thoughts!!)

    What are you having for brekkies? What I've been doing for a while is, I just make about a week's worth of frittata and keep it in the fridge. I've been very busy at work (you wouldn't think so from how I still come here daily :lol: ) and it's been a great time saver. I used to be an oatmeal girl, but right now that's not working for me.

    I've been feeling a bit... sluggish, so I started a fruit (grape) fast today. I did one for 7 days, about 3 years ago, and I felt amazing afterwards. If I can go 3 days this time, I'll be so thrilled! :D

    Oh yeah... you know that canadian company never called me back? I was too lazy to email or call them again.. I just don't think I want to do work just to buy a product :? I want to try the MOP leave in instead - I have this weird dry patch that nothing seems to be helping right now.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    Why did Cehua get a picture of you, Cherish? Or did you two meet in person?

    Cehua, if I come to DC for my fall break in a few weeks (first week of October), I'll look you up so I can beat you down for telling Z to fantasize about Cherish. :twisted: Then, we can have some laughs :lol:

    Z, I do think you should stop making us guess. If you're a fat, bald-headed, beer belly carrying guy, I'll still love you just the same - it's your mind that attracted me. :oops: :roll:

    Oh.. it was hair related. My hair is fine like Cehua's, but a lot kinkier so that tends to disguise it. When she posted pics of her hair, I was noting the similarities and differences, so she wanted to see mine.

    I have an online album, but it's locked and I rarely share the link. I love being free to piss people off everywhere I go online, and not have to worry about the vengeful cowards. I don't know if you heard about how someone got pissed off at some folks (at nc) a few years ago, and put their pics on a afro hair fetish site. At another board where the owner had found religion and was banning folks left and right, people took her (risque) modelling pics and posted them on some porn site :lol:
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    dia99 wrote:
    Z, I do think you should stop making us guess. If you're a fat, bald-headed, beer belly carrying guy, I'll still love you just the same - it's your mind that attracted me. :oops: :roll:

    worry not, dear curlies, im a living legend. :wink:

    all women want me and i want all women. :D

    my faults:
    immature
    conceited
    arrogent
    ruthless
    lack focus
    poor speller
    irresponsable
    instigator

    :twisted:

    sort of a james bond/jim rockford/dean martin/tony curtis/banacek mix. 8)
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    and i sincerly care about our circle of trust we have created here. some may view it as a clique, but we are what we are.

    i wouldnt mind meeting up sometime somewhere. unfortunatly im broke and dont like to travel much. :(
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    zmanzzzz wrote:
    and i sincerly care about our circle of trust we have created here. some may view it as a clique, but we are what we are.

    i wouldnt mind meeting up sometime somewhere. unfortunatly im broke and dont like to travel much. :(

    Awwww {{{group hug}}}

    I know you mentioned you used to be an IT Manager... are you a grad student now? Is that what took you to Montana?

    I wouldn't mind meeting up either. I love to travel. I liked Oahu.. I was there 5 years ago, and plan to go again next year... maybe add/switch to one of the other islands next time. Dia and I can have lunch :D

    I don't do a lot of US-based travel, but I'm open.. we can pick a point close-ish to Z. Oh... I will be in Vegas for a conference (i.e partying with a coworker) in a few weeks... if anyone has plans to go soon, let me know.
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    i was born raised and educated here in montana. i have gone to the mid atlantic periodicly to work as a developer/manager.

    freedom and recreation is what i need so i stay here.

    portand/seattle are 8 hours away for me.
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    Awww, this is just so sweet!

    Cherish, even though you were asking Cehua (on my thread :roll: ), I have been eating oatmeal with dried cranberries and honey every morning. I throw it in the microwave for 2 minutes while I'm getting ready and take it to work in the tupperware it cooks in. Sometimes, if I didn't have time to make a lunch, I make two servings in the same bowl and eat half for breakfast and half for lunch.

    My deal with myself is that I can only eat out once per week, so if I don't bring food from home I can't eat lunch (helps with responsibility for sure). I also try to keep a few pieces of fresh fruit at work that don't need refrigeration (oranges, apples) and won't bring fruit flies or bugs if left in a bag. So that makes it easier if I forget food, too. I have a small frig in my classroom and I leave baby carrots in there and low-fat Italian dressing, and I have a couple cans of pink salmon at work, too. So, I can always make up a quick lunch/snack if I forgot food.

    I only walked 3 times this week, and did my weights/sit ups, leg thingeys 3 times, too. It has been raining a lot in the mornings, so I didn't get outside, and I've been busy in the evenings (and DaNa hasn't been home early so I can't leave Dia and go out). I am SO much more tired without the working out, so I've got to get back on track - I'm going walking in a little while tonight, and I'll go in the morning too. My clothes are still fitting much better, though, so I know the weights and sit-ups are doing some good!

    Now back to the important stuff :wink: , I'd love to meet you guys. If you can come, I'd love to take you out to lunch (after we go to church, of course :twisted: :lol: ).

    Zmanzzzz, you didn't tell us which of our descriptions was closer. :x
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    zmanzzzz wrote:

    all women want me and i want all women. my harem is the world! :D

    This should be in your sig line.
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    Awww, this is just so sweet!

    Cherish, even though you were asking Cehua (on my thread :roll: ), I have been eating oatmeal with dried cranberries and honey every morning. I throw it in the microwave for 2 minutes while I'm getting ready and take it to work in the tupperware it cooks in. Sometimes, if I didn't have time to make a lunch, I make two servings in the same bowl and eat half for breakfast and half for lunch.

    I'm going to have to try that. I had taken a tub of oatmeal to work with the intention of making it right there, but for some reason, it overflows in that microwave! :? Cooks perfectly in mine.
    My deal with myself is that I can only eat out once per week, so if I don't bring food from home I can't eat lunch (helps with responsibility for sure). I also try to keep a few pieces of fresh fruit at work that don't need refrigeration (oranges, apples) and won't bring fruit flies or bugs if left in a bag. So that makes it easier if I forget food, too. I have a small frig in my classroom and I leave baby carrots in there and low-fat Italian dressing, and I have a couple cans of pink salmon at work, too. So, I can always make up a quick lunch/snack if I forgot food.

    You have a nice strategy there. I've been good for the last month about taking in my lunch and snacks. I have one of those insulated lunch bags with compartments from walgreens. I've never tried the canned salmon. I'll be getting some of that!!
    I only walked 3 times this week, and did my weights/sit ups, leg thingeys 3 times, too. It has been raining a lot in the mornings, so I didn't get outside, and I've been busy in the evenings (and DaNa hasn't been home early so I can't leave Dia and go out). I am SO much more tired without the working out, so I've got to get back on track - I'm going walking in a little while tonight, and I'll go in the morning too. My clothes are still fitting much better, though, so I know the weights and sit-ups are doing some good!

    Oh, I have a new move for you. The step up. You hold 2 weights, and step up with your right foot onto something (if you have a step... I do, but prefer to step up on the couch :oops ), step back down, then step up with the left...do this 5 times per leg, take a break then repeat the whole set. My quads burn when I do it.
    Now back to the important stuff :wink: , I'd love to meet you guys. If you can come, I'd love to take you out to lunch (after we go to church, of course :twisted: :lol: ).

    :lol:
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    Don't get the tall cans of salmon that people use for salmon croquettes. I go to Costco and get the 6 cans for about 7-8 dollars. They are in short cans like a tuna fish can.

    I will (very reluctantly) try the step up. I'm sure I'll be wishing I'd never "met" you after. :D
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    Don't get the tall cans of salmon that people use for salmon croquettes. I go to Costco and get the 6 cans for about 7-8 dollars. They are in short cans like a tuna fish can.

    Thanks! I joined Costco yesterday! :D
    I will (very reluctantly) try the step up. I'm sure I'll be wishing I'd never "met" you after. :D

    I'll be doing them everyday for the next week, if that helps ;) :D
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    dia99 wrote:
    Zmanzzzz, you didn't tell us which of our descriptions was closer. :x

    tall dark and handsome. 8)
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    4 long walks
    3 full body weight/resistance sessions - I hate the couch things! :evil:

    I am starting to power walk, and it is VERY tiring and hard. I ache all over after doing it. I'm not extremely fast yet, but I finished 2 miles in 23 minutes this morning, so that's shaved 7 minutes from my average time before I started this. If I can get to 10-minute miles I'll be happy.

    After I did the two miles, I walked more slowly for the rest of the time.

    My goal is to power walk (speed walk) five times per week for at least 2 miles, and still complete four miles per day total for 6 days.

    The weights are definitely giving me some definition, and I think I need to go buy some 8-lb weights now. My 5-lb weights are getting easy.

    Lydia
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • SisaSisa Posts: 759Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    I hate the couch things!

    I'm going to try these in a minute when I jet out of here and go home to do my weight stuff.
    I'm not extremely fast yet, but I finished 2 miles in 23 minutes this morning, so that's shaved 7 minutes from my average time before I started this. If I can get to 10-minute miles I'll be happy.

    HOLY HECK! :shock:

    You thought I was doing well with the running thing?! I run all of my intervals at 5.1, 5.3, 5.5, or 5.7mph (whatever I can handle at the time - I mix them up throughout my workout)... You are WALKING faster than I am running, lady! My ultimate goal is a ten minute mile held for thirty minutes. Or, 3 miles in 1/2 hour. That is your walking goal. :?

    Either I am kidding myself, or you have some sort of an advantage with longer legs or something. For fun, I ran the treadmill and slowly increased the speed to see how fast I could walk. The treadmill got past 4.1mph, and I was tripping (not trippin' :twisted:) over my feet into a jog. I either had to jog or fall. You must just stroll along at that pace - wow!

    I could be jealous, but that's a pretty annoying quality. :wink:
    The weights are definitely giving me some definition, and I think I need to go buy some 8-lb weights now. My 5-lb weights are getting easy.

    Weights are fun. I had to go get a 20 pounder on Saturday, and the Wal*Mart employee was looking at me all shocked and crap. He asked me, "you lift 20-lb. weights?!"

    Yes, public service announcement: Fat people aren't all weak. Yes, I can curl a 20-lb. weight. Next. :x
  • SisaSisa Posts: 759Registered Users
    You know that post-workout energy they speak of...?

    Sorry about that.

    That last post is a smilie adrenaline-fest. :oops:
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    Sorry - I've been taking weekday breaks from the boards to be more productive and have more family time in the evenings. It's been pretty awesome!

    I only lost 1 pound this month, but it is expected as I haven't been consistent with aerobic exercise at all. I've consistently done my weights, sit-ups, etc, so I can still see a difference in my body and clothing fit.

    Today is October 1, so I'm walking today.

    Sisa, I have very long legs, I guess, especially compared to the shorter people who are on the track with me. I lap the joggers many times, and get a kick out of it every time. :twisted: :lol: People who are walking stand no chance - not that it's a comptetition or anything. :wink:
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • SisaSisa Posts: 759Registered Users
    dia99 wrote:
    Sisa, I have very long legs, I guess, especially compared to the shorter people who are on the track with me. I lap the joggers many times, and get a kick out of it every time. :twisted: :lol: People who are walking stand no chance - not that it's a comptetition or anything. :wink:

    Brat! :evil:

    Glad to hear you're alright! I had posted a "where's Lydia?" thread on non-hair... Amneris told me you were taking time with the family; good plan.

    Keep up the power walking!
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    lydia, can you throw a frisbee? disc golf is great exercise and makes walking fun.

    What is Disc Golf?

    Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee® The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won't need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad "tee time." It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.

    Who Plays Disc Golf?

    Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it the one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with over 16,000 members, is the governing body for the sport, and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found in countries worldwide, as well as throughout the United States.

    Where do I play?

    Many city parks have golf courses already set up. Most are free to play as often as you like. Disc golfers who do not have the benefit of a permanent disc golf facility in their area often "make up" courses in nearby parks and green spaces.

    One of the great features disc golf shares with traditional golf is that they are both played in beautiful settings. A nine-hole disc golf course can be established on as little as five acres of land, and a championship-caliber 18-hole course on 30 to 40 acres. Disc golf courses can coexist with existing park facilities and activity areas. The ideal location combines wooded and open terrains, and a variety of topographical change.

    The need for more courses is constant, as the sport continues to grow in popularity. The PDGA has created standards for the design and installation of new golf courses, to ensure their success in the community.

    Why should I play?

    The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves "hooked;" increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense - or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $10, and it only takes one for basic play.

    And, of course, there's the sheer fun of the game - no matter what your age or skill level!

    Play Disc Golf - The Sport of the FUTURE!!!

    link
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    I have never played frisbee, so I don't know. :lol:

    DaNa and I are looking for fun stuff to do with Dia on our family exercise nights, so I'll look into this for sure. Thanks for all the info!

    Lydia
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    you have never thrown a frisbee? :shock:
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    I have thrown a frisbee. I have never played frisbee. I can only remember throwing a frisbee one time, and it didn't end up where I was trying to send it. :D
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  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    my 7 wonders of the world:

    sex
    food
    music
    drugs
    cycling
    skiing
    frisbee

    give them all a try. :D
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    zmanzzzz wrote:
    my 7 wonders of the world:

    sex
    food
    music
    drugs
    cycling
    skiing
    frisbee

    give them all a try. :D

    No thanks on the drugs or cycling, but the others I've tried already and am willing to try again in the future, a couple even today when hubby gets home at noon. :wink:
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    lucky girl. :D
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    zmanzzzz wrote:
    lucky girl. :D

    I am extremely blessed! :D
    People rise to the standard expected of them. GC
  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    Okay, back on track!!!!

    I am exercising based on my last written routine, and I started doing Slimfast this week for breakfast and lunch, with fresh fruit and vegetables for my mid-morning and afternoon snack. I have dinner by 6 pm, and that's it. I haven't been doing an evening snack. I'll weigh myself November 1. I am still down 15 pounds as of last weigh-in.
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  • dia99dia99 Posts: 1,998Registered Users
    No weights this week. :roll: No walking this week. :oops: Two parties this week. :cry:

    This was the worst week since I've been doing this. I am ashamed of myself, but I figured I'd write it here anyway for the accountability and shame factors. Thankfully, I had my period this week while I was doing nothing, so at least I have 3 weeks of bliss before that comes again.
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