Friday, November 14, 2008

Farewell Forever Fat Friday!

Did you think I forgot?

I didn't, it's just been a crazy morning. Anyway, I didn't get to say farewell to anymore fat. It's like a guest that has overstayed it's visit. I really want it to leave, but I think I've made the accommodations to comfortable! Or maybe it's just my charming personality. I think it might be lonely without me. Although, I did draw the line at letting any of its friends come crash our party. In other words, I didn't gain any and I didn't lose any either.

How did you do? Up or down. Happy or sad. Let us know and you could win a Gretel Collection with the Buck Naked Alphabuttons to make Krista's cute project below. Along with a Jack's World set, just for the fun of it.

PS: You don't have to post your weight, weight loss or gain, just give us some encouragement and you can be entered to win the prize too!

102 comments:

NanaBeth said...

To tell the truth, I think you did fantastic if you went on a trip of any kind and didn't gain any weight.
My fat cells believe it's mandatory to bring home souvenirs of any trip.

Michelle Cooney said...

I am at a plateau! No gain or loss either this week. BUT I did start doing better with my eating habits . Well except for that cookie dough I had to buy from my son's fund raiser! lol :) Good luck next week!

MandieGirl said...

Ugh. I'm too scared to even check the scale! Good job on not gaining, though.

Genevieve said...

I checked this morning. Up half a pound. But, I've been doing the Jared and walking to Subway! Hope it starts to show!

Tracey said...

Congrats to you!! I really need to get motivated on this whole weight loss thing.

just me....lynn said...

Keep up the good work. My best advice is to just stay off the scale except for once a month and to just take it a day at a time!!

Heather said...

I'm sorta flat lined right now (or for the past 2 months). I'm hoping with the holidays I can at least stay and not gain! Crossing my fingers this week, Gretel is my fav!

Margie said...

Having been away and all - I think you did a fab job staying at the same weight!
I've been cheating a bit - so I've been too scared to check... I do have another method :) When I smile if I can see the tops of my cheeks - gained!, if not, then I'm still at a good spot! hee, hee...
Thnx! ~ margie

Becky said...

I think it is awesome that you didn't gain any weight while you were gone. It is always harder to lose when you aren't the one preparing the food.
I've been at goal for a year and half......this was a tough week though.

toniw said...

If you didn't gain that is surely something to celebrate, especially when a trip is involved. My advice (as long as you don't use it as an excuse ;) - You can always start fresh tomorrow, just don't beat yourself up about a slip-up today. - Toni W.

Wendy said...

Keep up the good work...it's a tough battle. Why does it have to be so NOT fun?

JJ said...

Talk about a plateau... I trained and trained for weeks and weeks, ran a 1/2 marathon and didn't budge a single pound! How can that POSSIBLY happen? Maybe it was the Starbucks...

Erica Hettwer said...

Well, I'm pregnant so I'm supposed to gain weight! LOL! I actually am now just getting into my maternity pants because I lost almost 20 pounds before I got pregnant and I still had all my "fat" clothes around. Hee!

Shannon Hager said...

I have hit a plateau. This is the most difficult time of the year. Today I had to throe the rest of the Halloween candy away. It was way to tempting! Keep up the good work!

Kristin said...

Darn Halloween Candy... the kids haven't had much of it because it is out of their reach, but it isn't out of mine. I am up a pound, but considering the candy and goodies I have had recently that isn't too bad.

Off to a crop tonight - must try to get a lot done and not to eat too much junk food!

Becca said...

I'm with you...nothing lost nothing gain! Way to maintain!!! I consider that an accomplishment!

Rebecca said...

After a month of going UP UP UP with all that Halloween chocolate around, I finally started going down. Ok it's only .8 but still I am headed in the right direction again!

Jessica said...

Still losing and feeling great. Thanks for having the challenge on your blog. It helps keep me modivated!

marlis said...

I feel your pain. I have been on a plateau for weeks, but I am not giving up. Rome wasn't built in a day and the pounds didn't just decide one day to say "hey, her thighs are thin, let's fix that!" Stick with it... :)

Kimmie said...

well honestly im afraid to look. I have been exercising but it just feels like i havent lost anything

Tracy said...

I've put on the pounds lately, but I hope to lose some weight now that I'm all done with SCHOOL!!

I hope everyone else is doing GREAT!

Alison said...

I've been on a "weight loss journey" for about a year now, and have hit a plateau at 15 pounds. I've been the same now for about 4 months! But hey, at least i'm not gaining. This week I lost a half pound. Still better than going the other way. My fitness coac always says "slow and steady wins the race."

Lorraine said...

Great job not gaining! It's so easy to say what the heck! You can get back on the diet wagon next week!

Tami said...

put weightloss on hold had hernia surgery...ugh! Trying not to be down about that.

Andi said...

I'm at a plateau, but I'm ok with that. Good luck to everyone else!

Jenn said...

I lost 3 lbs! WOW, don't know where it came from, but WOO HOO! Let's hope for the same next week ;)

Tricia Wilson said...

I have lost a total of 26 so far. Crazy thing is it's not very noticeable to others yet. I can't wait to someone I know says, "Hey, have you lost weight?".

jennie said...

Same same for me...hopefully next week things will start moving for me!

Good luck next week everyone!!!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Julie Julie you can do it, count those points there's nothing to it. Keep the cool Cosmo coming, and you'll all have us humming. We love this blog and all you do, but not as much as we like you! :)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Pls don't hate me. I lost 15 lbs in 1 month. I'm now a scronny 105lbs. Can be blown away by the wind. You probably think lucky me but it's really unlucky me. Being skinny is unhealthy, now I have low BP. I want to eat more & get healthy!

Julie did you try some freshly cooked ramen on Tokyo streets?

Goodluck on your weight loss. Remember, don't try to starve!

Hugs,
Michelle

Catherine said...

Been stuck at the same weight for a month and it's not great, but better than a gain! Keep up the good work all - it will show as a loss soon.

Houston said...

Just the same and happy to be healthy!

Gail S. said...

Up a half of a pound but I had salad for dinner tonight and am going to try to work on my eating this weekend! Yikes.....Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner!!!

Erika M. said...

I'm glad that you haven't gained any weight on your trip. I'm maintaining - not losing but not gaining!

Julie said...

Brooke,

A rhyme?!?! A rhyme must be replied!

First one that I learned as a child:
Fatty and Skinny went to bed.
Fatty rolled over and Skinny was dead.

I tell Eric that I want to be the survivor!

OK, now a custom rhyme.
In the US of A we do supersize
Our french fries, our sodas and also our thighs.
We're gonna do better, We're gonna get thin.
If we all stick together, we're all gonna win.
So get off that couch, now do what I say
And we'll all be skinny by CH of A.

Chris said...

i recently bought smaller size jeans...and i'm not even trying to lose weight...not that i don't need too, but it's nice being rewarded for not stressing about it!! good luck at the next weigh in....

suzitee said...

Maintaining is ok :)
I am starting today...been for a walk, done grocery shopping which included lots of fruit and veg,and am going to try to be lighter by Christmas. Think I will keep checking in here for encouragement :)
Have a great day!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Thanks Julie. I too love a good rhyme. And yes, I think I'll stay on the couch, at least for the last few remaining weeks. ;)

Paula Clare said...

I have been plateaued for most of my middle aged life...it's as tho my metabolism has compltely died. BOO! I used to be able to lose weight either exercising OR cutting down on soda (pop). Now I do BOTH to no avail! ARGH! Infernal mid life crisis!

PS Please enter me in the contest...I need to console myself with scrap goodies

Alex S. said...

At least your trying to lose weight...here I am just sitting around and I have a gym membership...but not motivated enough to go!! I'm going to try my best to see if I can get out there next week.

Colette said...

It's okay to plateau...especially after a trip!! Don't give up now!! You're doing awesome. Shake up the workout and walk backwards to work different muscles. (I recommend you do that on a tredmill so as to not freak the neighbors out...hahaha!! That *would* be HILARIOUS though!!)

pattyb said...

I've been trying and I was doing really well there for awhile (going to the gym and watching what I eat), but these last two weeks have been crazy. But I got on a scale yesterday and low and behold I lost a pound. Yeah! Now that's encouragement.

So here's my encouragement for everyone trying their best...

GO! GO! GO! YOU CAN DO IT!

the Holmes Crew said...

I don't know what the scale would tell me today---but I am going with the happy thoughts that I ate a lot better this week and stayed away from processed foods!

Dani said...

I wanna gain the Give Thanks banner y'all made! =) I actually just found out I'm prego with number 3...right after I got my new Jari Love Lean to the Core DVD's in. Good timing huh? Haha. Story of my life.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Well, up one pound. But with all the workouts I've squeezed in this week, I'm convinced it's fresh fat and it will be exiting the building very soon.

jeneaevan said...

Congratulations on not gaining any weight on your trip (that is very hard not to do!)

Julie said...

I am sitting at 27lbs lost this year. I have been maintaining this weight for a few months now. Really would like to lose more, so I will keep trying.

Carolyn said...

No gain is a good thing.
I never had a weight issue until I quit smoking a year ago, and gained 30 lbs. Can you say freak out! I did, and have been fighting to get it off, without going back to smoking. It's hard,really hard. I did find this book after reading an article in a magazine. It's called "Crack the Fat-Loss code, by Wendy Chant. I can tell you this book is really good, and it works if followed. I dropped 10 lbs, the first week on this program. I picked my copy up at Barnes & Noble, and Wendy does have a website, you can get more info there. Now someone needs to go get Hollywood fat,so we can stop worrying about this issue. LOL

Barbara said...

First time in a long time I was actually thrilled with what my scales showed me this morning! I'm starting to go downward, again!! =) Why is it so easy to put it on, but a bear to take it off? GRRRR!
I keep telling myself, and others, one day at a time. If you fall off the wagon one day, pick yourself up and start fresh the next.

Julie M said...

Keep up the good work - haven't commented before, I've been lurking for ages, but had no blogger account. Now I can finally encourage you (and have a chance to win something!!!!).;)

supermom said...

"Give me a Y" Y
"Give me an O" O
"Give me a U" U

"Give me a C" C
"Give me an A" A
"Give me an N" N

ok, almost done

"Give me D" D
"Give me another O" O

"Give me an I" I
"Give me a T" T

"What's that spell?"

"YOU CAN DO IT!"

good luck with your weight loss girls!

Elaine said...

I am posting because I DID lose....not a significant loss, but I've been soooo good I have to share! 1.1 more down the drain...gone -hopefully never coming back! I'm almost at 1/3 of what I want to lose. Not exactly earth shattering but to me it's a step in the right direction! It's never to late to start! And if you are on a plan, keep it up!! You'll make it even if you fall off the horse once or twice...get back up! :)

Mandie said...

Lost 1 more! Yay! Down 34 at this point. I have 16 more to go! Congrats to you!

Kim M said...

I lost four pounds this week, yahoo, after a discouraging week last week, I really needed to see those scales drop.

Crystal said...

this time of year it gets harder and harder to lose weight. Dont let it stress you becuse you look awesome anyway.. No gain is always a good thing if you ask me!

dagbird2001 said...

well i had my first weigh in last monday and i lost 10lb in the first week, 2nd weigh in monday hope its another good one.
x

Erin Glee said...

You are doing great! To me, TRIP=INDULGE, (not good). Keep it up, I mean down, Julie!

Natalie said...

I have been doing good for about 12 weeks losing 1 pound a week, this week gained 3 pounds back.

Superwoman Scrapper said...

I fell off my routine this week but when life gives you lemons, make lemonade with Sweet n Low. I just remind myself that tomorrow is a new day and I will eat better and do my daily 30 min exercise routine. Focus on just one day at a time instead of reaching a loftier goal which can be discouraging if it seems unreachable when you let yourself down.

Chelle said...

how do you feel? isn't that REALLY the question? if you feel good, are making healthy choices of some find everyday, and are 'in it' then you are successful...the scale is not always the best judge of how we are doing on our journey! good job!
chelle

patty w said...

Umm.considering we went out for dinner and I had chicken and dumplin's .... I won't be getting on a scale! LOL

Best of luck to you this next week!

KYL said...

Yr blog is very cool. I love chocolates so it's difficult to lose weight :-) And I live most of the time in a country that loves food, so that's doubly hard. But I reckon you only live once, and as long as my weight isn't a big issue, I should be thankful. Cheers.

julieann said...

Way to go! As of last week I have lost a total of 60lbs. My fingers are crossed that I will not gain during the Thanksgiving holiday:)

Alyssa said...

I didn't move this week. I lost 2 pounds last week, though! You are doing great to go on a trip and not gain!!

Les said...

I'm so glad I found this blog! It's fate, I love your stuff & I just started a new diet yesterday! Keep up the good work! :D

lingannon said...

I have reached a plateau and am hoping to lose a few pounds before Thanksgiving. That way, I can gain a few and break even! I have been drinking lots of water and eating like it's summer again - grilled chicken salads, fresh fruit, and lots of raw veggies!

Shawninaz said...

Don't give up ladies, it's worth it. I ordered my normal size of pants got them in the mail this week and I have to return them. They're huge on me. I haven't bought anything but this size in so long. YEAH!

Katie said...

Congrats on not gaining while on your trip! I'm at a standstill right now...no up or down. Time to shake things up a bit!

Victoria S. said...

I am getting back on track
lost some weight - had cancer surgery - people brought meals - prob gained some back - sigh BUT am back on the path b/c having a hysterectomy in a month and want to lose more weight before that - will make it easier to do Laproscop.
anyway just found your blog and it will be encouraging for me
thanks!

Mandi Miller said...

I was down 2.25 pounds this week! THat makes my total loss 68.25 pounds!

KatieB said...

I'm up a pound this week--depressing! BUT I'm not giving up--a new week is coming. Keep up the good work, we are training healthy strong bodies! Katie B illinoiskate@hotmail.com

latte_grande said...

Congrats on not gaining! To me, that's SUCH a big deal, because even a 1 pound gain can be so discouraging! I've started better eating habits....my new fav snack is fresh green pepper! Best wishes! :)

Debby said...

I'm encouraged that you are doing so well. I had sworn off chocolate about 2 years ago. I went to an event in Hershey, PA and now I have to start all over again. Good Grief.

Rachel Greig said...

Well, I lost 2 pounds this week - so I'm certainly happy with that!!!

Cass said...

I had another small loss last week. Thanks for the encouragement! It's nice to have someone to report my progress to! :D

random me said...

Stay strong. You can do it. And not gaining while on a trip is awesome! Don't beat yourself up you did great!

I know I'll be happy to just mantain my weight between now and Jan - , halloween, thanksgiving and xmas. Ugh! Why do all the holidays focus so much on food?

Fiona Y said...

my mother's favourite quote was " eat now, diet tommorrow". since then i never really had a care for diet fads, life is too short to. But that doesn't i don't TRY to eat healthily & have some exercise :)
ps: Japanese food's really on the healthy side so no harm done! *wink*

ToneF said...

Just keep up the good work everyone :) I try very har myself, it's been though the last week with a lot of birthday-parties...

I also wanted to recommend a book, it's one of the best things I've ever read on the subject. It's called French Women don't get Fat
by Mireille Guiliano.
http://www.amazon.com/French-Women-Dont-Get-Fat/dp/0375710515

I lived in Franve years ago and when I moved there, I lost a lot of weight all naturally, and then, when I moved home to Norway again after some years, I put on the same weight. And then I found this book, read it and it all made sense...

Wishing you all a wonderful week and a lot of motivation for keeping up in the week to come!

Anthea said...

this weight loss thing is hard! I hate jumping on the scales cause, well what did Forest Gump say? "Life is like a box of Chocolates, you never know what your gonna get"

Well on the scales you never know what your gonna get, and at the moment it aint pretty.

ScrapAloha said...

I'm impressed with all of you, keep up the positive attitudes and don't beat yourself up! You are great the way you are now and the next day and the next! :)

awendybird said...

Anytime you step on the scale and don't see an increase is a day to be celebrated :D

Keep up the good work!

Eva said...

I think that as long as you don't get any weight it's fine! It's really hard for me to maintain my weight during vacations or trips... so congrats!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wow-wee... not gaining would be progress for me. I applaud you for your efforts.

:-)

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

Weight is the hardest thing to lose but the easiest to gain. I struggled with my for years until I had surgery about two yrs ago. I have lost a total of 160lbs and actually am half the size I was. Keep up the good work.

Tona said...

Congrats on not gaining any weight on your trip. I haven't figured out how to do that :) Keep up the good fight!

scrappingirl79 said...

I wish that I could loose weight the way I want to but it never works out that way...LOL
I have to come to realize that god put me on this earth the way that I am.
P.S.I think you look great in your photos !!

Jayne said...

I was thrilled to go on a two week vacation and lost 2 pounds while I was gone! Woo-hoo - guess I did more walking then I thought :)

4guysandagirl said...

Keep at it!!! If you aren't gaining this time of year then your doing good!! I eat when it's cold so sadly I put on 5 pounds. Now I have to work extra hard because Thanksgiving is next week! Arrrrggggg!!!!

Denise L. said...

You went on a trip without gaining any weight? You are my hero!

heyhoewarren said...

you know...I've hidden the scales away and I feel so much better not standing on them everyday...I just go by how loose or tight my clothes are getting (lol).

Angie said...

I lost another pound this week...but you, Girl, are rockin'! Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the great work!

ScrapAddict21 said...

Um.... I don't think I should weigh myself this week. Hope I do a little better next week. LOL Great job not gaining any. hehe

AniB said...

Farewell Fat Friday!!! As soon as all the Halloween candy is gone, everything will be ok. Love the "Give Thanks" that Krista made.

Angie said...

I haven't been keeping track of my weight, but I have been trying to see the differences in my body and how my clothes fit me. Keep it up!

Eveline said...

It's a OH NO IT'S WEIGH IN MONDAY here and I'm sorry to say the fat cells won. I put on some weight. We'll see tonight how much. Well as they say, new week, new chances.
Eveline.

Stine66 said...

I'm NOT loosing anything at the present, but I WONT give up, and I WONT gain any weight in december either. That is a promise to my self !

Karen said...

Try to remember, it is not what the scale says, but how you feel. If you feel good you are on the right track. I never judge by the scale, always by what I feel like and what I am able to do.

amberhelga said...

congrats . remember nothing tastes as good as being thin feels . words i live by . i've been down 45lbs for a year now.

Liz :) said...

Staying the same is ALWAYS better than gaining! I'll take that any day. I'm on a mission to lose about 30 more pounds, I've lost about 12 in 5 weeks so I need to up the treadmill and lower the calorie intake and see more results. So good luck to you, I'm also in that confortable zone, I have been for a while... ugh....Here's to hoping we all lose this week! :) Cheers!

Jen Martakis said...

I'm steady right now. Comfortable? hmmm...maybe not. But at least I'm not going up at all. :)

connie said...

congrats on the no weight gain on your trip!

Sis. Stokes said...

Well, I'm definitely getting bigger in the mid-section. I'm pregnant with TWINS! The strange thing is I haven't gained a pound the entire first trimester. I have this huge bulge right out in front, but the kids are eating all my food so I can't keep up! Oh boy. 6 more months of cravings to come...