In It To Thin It Bees: Get To Know You!

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When is your wedding?

9/29/12   I got fat after the wedding =/

What are your goals?

I’d like to lose 20-30 pounds too!

What have you lost so far, if anything?

Nothing.  Now that we’ve finally settled into our new house, I should have time to focus on getting back into shape and really dieting.

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

2 cats!  Radar is about 2 years and Gimbal is about 3 months

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Don’t know – I should probably develop one. I do like veggies…

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

Hiking/backpacking is my FAVORITE.  But I don’t get to do that very often.  I have a love/hate relationship with running.  I hate running while I’m running (I get bored) but it feels so good afterwards and it’s great cardio.  I do love running races though. I’ve done 3 halfs, a 10k, and a handful of 5ks.  I also used to hash.

 

Post # 4
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11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

When is (was) your wedding?

2/26/11 

What are your goals?

From my start weight I needed to lose about 60 lbs. 

What have you lost so far, if anything?

I’ve lost 7 lbs in 4 weeks

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

A dog (obviously lol) and two cats

What is your favorite healthy snack?

I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s corn puffs right now. Also their low fat creamy guac. And dark chocolate covered pretzels. Which aren’t really HEALTHY I guess, but they’re pretty rich so you can eat a few and be happy 🙂

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

I’m doing c25k. I’ve been stuck on Week 3 for two weeks. But at least I’m still doing it!

Post # 5
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

When is your wedding?

02/08/2014

What are your goals?

I’d like to lose another 25-30 lbs

What have you lost so far, if anything?

I’m down 20 lbs so far!

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

I have 2 kitties, Pierre and Porter

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Fresh cucumbers and almonds

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

The elliptical I suppose… Its one of the few things that doesnt make my joints hurt.

Post # 6
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When is (was) your wedding?

06/01/2013 

What are your goals?

I would like to lose 40-50 lbs. We’re thinking of TTC next year and family history isn’t great for diabetes and high blood pressure, so I would like to change my lifestyle and become healthier to live a better and longer life 🙂 

What have you lost so far, if anything?

Nothing since the wedding!

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

We have a hobby farm with tons of different animals (alpacas, miniature donkeys, goats and horses, sheep, mini pig, big pigs, birds galore (peacocks, different phaesants, chickens, etc.) 

What is your favorite healthy snack?

I love this receipe I have for a granola bar with dried cranberries and raisins with just a few chocolate chips 🙂 

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

Um…no favorite – I’m really not a huge fan of exercising at all 😛 But I am setting up my iPod with some new songs to start walking again! 

Post # 7
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2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

When is your wedding?

6/14/14

What are your goals?

Overall goal, 40-50 lbs.  I’ll re-evaluate once I hit this goal.

What have you lost so far, if anything?

20 so far!

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

Two cats, Vader and Tae.  Vader’s a hulking black cat with little white tuxedo markings (and a secret lap cat, but only for me), Tae is a ridiculously cute snowshoe Siamese who is constantly finding trouble!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

I snack on celery and carrots at work, but my favorite treat is a Skinny Cow cookie dough bar!  160 calories of tasty 😀

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

Walking to the grocery store and back.

Post # 8
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657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I want to join!

When is your wedding?

11/09/2013

What are your goals?

I want to lose inches more than lbs, ideally though I’d lose about 15-20.

What have you lost so far, if anything?

Umm a few years ago I lost 30 lbs and have pretty much kept it off?

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

A dog! His name is Noah, he’s a 6 (will be 7 in November) wheaton scottie.

What is your favorite healthy snack?

all-natural peanut butter and fruit

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

I lift weights at the gym about 4-5 times a week. It doesn’t burn many calories but I feel myself getting stronger and I love it. My favorite days are leg days.

I’m about to pick up running again and just signed up for a color run in August!

Post # 9
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

When is your wedding?

9/20/14

What are your goals?

To lose 40-50 pounds by the wedding. Most of my weight is in my stomach area so I’d really like that to get a bit flatter

What have you lost so far, if anything?

I feel like I might’ve lost a pound or 2 but I haven’t weighed myself in a few weeks so I’ll have to get back to you on this one  🙂

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

I have one dog, Ferris the chihuahua. He is my baby and I love him to death!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

hmmmm that’s a toughie. I like chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered almonds. Do those count as healhty?  😉

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

I don’t do much exercise which really needs to change. So for now I’d say walking

Post # 10
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16 posts
Newbee

When is your wedding?

Aug 2014- working out the date still

What are your goals?

About 70 lbs, although less concerned about the number and more about how I look and feel.

What have you lost so far, if anything?

That’s a rough one.  I had lost about 60 last year at this time and regained almost all.  I have lost 20 in the last few months, so down 30 from my weight 3 years ago.  I had medical stuff, but mostly I was lazy and just ATE too much all the time. 

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

A pound puppy.  She is 3 and super hyper.

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Pickles.  They are like chips to me.  But they do have high salt.  And are not really a full snack.  Also, dark choc covered bananas.  They sell them at my grocery store now, it’s like 110 cals for a little packet.  Yummm!

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

I love to swim, but am really self-conscious about doing it right now.  Really any water sport, like rowing, skiing, though those can get pricy.  I also like the p90x videos and JM30day shred.

Post # 11
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3128 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017


I’ll join!

When is (was) your wedding?

8/6/2011

What are your goals?

Firm up!

What have you lost so far, if anything?

11 pounds since joining MFP a few years ago, 18 pounds since my heaviest last November

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

Two puppies, both miniature long-haired dachshunds. They are my lazy babies. They like to cuddle and that is about it. Our little boy loves being outside but our little girl likes the AC better!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Greek yogurt, almonds, vanilla protien shake with chocolate chips and peanut butter. MMMM.

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

C25k (I pretty much stay on Week 6 Day 2 all. the. time.) and Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred (I alternate between Level 1 and Level 2 depending on my motivation that day. Maybe I will get ballsy and try for Level 3 soon!)

Post # 12
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8909 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Awesome!  Thanks@Skittles131: for setting this up!  Great to “meet” all yall.

When is your wedding?

8.24.13 – aka 5 weeks away!!!!!  Ack, SO CLOSE!!!  😀

What are your goals?

I wanted to get to ~113 by my wedding.  I’m 5’5″, was 126 in January which is too much for me.  (Petite frame, NO boobs = I carry the weight more heavily than some.)

What have you lost so far, if anything?

From January, I’m down 8 to 118!  But from my more usual weight of ~123 (back to that in May), I’m still down 5.  🙂

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

No, not ready for kids yet (although I’m 31 minus two days).  No pets either – my FI and I have had really adventurous moving-around 20s but we bought a house a year ago, so we’re ready.  I’ve been laying down some heavvvvvvy hints that he needs to get me two kittens for a wedding gift, heehee!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

I love kale chips (baked pieces of kale), apple and string cheese, and homemade greek yogurt dip with veggies.

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

Running is my go-to cause it’s simple and you can do it anywhere.  I’ve also been doing some Insanity (the video) for the past 2 months and holy cow, that is an ass-kicker!!!  And I LOVE mountain biking, which is also an ass-kicker.

 

I just took a picture this morning so I’m going to post progress pictures too.  The first one is from late May when I was ~123:

And this is from this morning after my run.  It’s from a slightly more flattering angle, but I can see a difference in my tummy and arms 🙂

Post # 13
Member
16 posts
Newbee

Wow lolot! You look great!!!

So a question for you bees that live with your SO.  How do you deal with cooking/eating healthy when he is not on board.  Some nights, like tonight, are ok (burgers, and I used a much leaned beef with no bun).  But I am just not nice enough to cook 2 meals if he wants fried chicken, bisuits and gravy, stuff that’s a no-no for me.  If I can’t find a healthy way to make it, I will tell him to eat what I am eating or get takeout.  It doesn’t really bother him, but I do kind of wish he would try to eat a bit healthier.   Also, he wants to go out fairly often.  We are on a budget, so I limit it for that too, but I prefer to know exaxtly what goes into my food.

Just wondering how you lovely ladies handle it

Post # 14
Member
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

When is your wedding?

10/4/14

What are your goals?

Lose 30 lbs and gain lots of muscle!

What have you lost so far, if anything?

8 lbs

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

No pets yet, but that will definitely change when we buy a house soon!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

frozen yogurt

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

Tennis!  I’m also trying to get into running and train for a 5k and 10k.  I’d love to do crossfit if it wasn’t so insanely expensive.

 

Post # 15
Member
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

When is your wedding?

Oct 2014 

What are your goals?

I want to lose 50 lbs to start with, then I will reevaluate where I would like to be. Mostly I want to look and feel good. 

What have you lost so far, if anything?

I’m starting out fresh. 

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

I have two dogs who I love to death. 1 is a full bread Boston terrier named Bella, and the other is a Boxton named Izzy. 

What is your favorite healthy snack?

I love low fat vanilla yogurt mixed with berries!  I also have a mild obsession with watermelon! 

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

I love Anything in the water, but similar to literarynerd, I don’t feel comfortable in a bathing suit atm. I also love dancing! I really wish I loved running… I’ve tried C25K before, and felt even that was beyond me 🙁 

 

I’m excited to be part of this group, and I wish every one luck in their endeavors!  

 

Post # 16
Member
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

When is your wedding?

6/07/14

What are your goals?

Tone up arms and abs and lost back fat! 

What have you lost so far, if anything?

Starting to feel arms tighten up, pretty sore from starting P90X

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

One beagle/corgi mix puppy!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

Greek yogurt and bananas

What’s your favorite calorie burner?

FI and I just started P90X every night then we go for a mile run afterwards to cool down. It’s been a great bonding time!

Here’s the before pics I took for P90X, can’t wait to see the change in 80 more days! lol

Hopefully we can all keep each other motivated!

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