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Title: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on March 29, 2010, 11:24:16 AM
Hello! I am so glad to have found this forum. My name is Sherri and I am so excited to start this new way of thinking and living. I am tried EVERYTHING and I mean everything and it never works. I loose some for a while but nothing permanently. I found the book and it called to me. I have set for today to be the first day, my husband and son aren't thrilled about it but they are going to try it out too. I am a diet pepsi-aholic so that is going to be tough, also I am an all day snacker..so that will be tough not to have my normal cookies. But I am excited and going to do it. I run a business from home and sometimes it just feels like I am hiding out, embarrassed of my weight. I am ready to not be embarrassed and to start living my life.

Watch out world....here I come!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Doug Varrieur on March 29, 2010, 11:41:01 AM
Hello Sherri, welcome :) Don't worry about the diet Pepsi, it's not causing you any weight issues. As far as snacking all day....go to my recipe section and make some snack trays. Keep them in the fridge at eye level and hit them when you want a snack. I don't want you hungry. It's important for you to separate hunger from boredom. Working from home leads to boredom eating. Make sure to follow the test outlined in the book to reach true hunger.

You're going to be fine, stay in touch...this is your support group :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on March 29, 2010, 01:12:36 PM
Hi Sherri! I am Sherri too!*smiles*Welcome!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on March 30, 2010, 04:42:07 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes. I am on day two and it has been a lot of fun. I miss my cookies and sweets but it has been fairly easy to just ignore the sweet cravings. I have to tell you it almost feels like I am doing something wrong it's been so easy. I have the whole family on it and they have been really great about it. I made breakfast burritos this morning, using the recommended tortillas, fun wraps for lunch with lettuce leaves and we are having hot dogs and a huge salad for dinner. I am really excited about this!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on April 03, 2010, 12:38:08 PM
i am gonna be your new best friend!*smiles*You dont have to give up cookies and sweets! I can convert just about anything! What are your favorite sweets my friend?


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: beebs on April 03, 2010, 01:57:55 PM
I think I am doing something wrong. Ive been doing this for over a month now and I seem to have only lost 5 pounds. I count every carb I put in my mouth. Sigh. I dunno what to do. Maybe my scales are off.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on April 03, 2010, 02:37:03 PM
Oh Sherri you are too sweet :)

I love snickerdoodles! If you could figure out a recipe for that I would be very grateful.


Title: Beebs, doing somthing wrong
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 03, 2010, 03:02:54 PM
Hi Beebs,

Lets explore what's going on with you. I want you to start a new thread on the LEAN ON MY SHOULDER board. name the topic and then I want you to tell me exactly what you ate yesterday. If you've only lost 5 pounds in a month sugar is sneaking in somewhere and I doubt the scales are wrong. I'll respond after I read your next post.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on April 03, 2010, 03:53:08 PM
 ::) SNICKERDOODLES???? this may take a couple of days, but i can do it!


Title: SNICKERDOODLES!
Post by: umpa on April 08, 2010, 08:41:29 AM
WE CAN DO THIS! I need your recipe! I checked out the snickerdoodles online and i can subsitute your white flour with my soy flour/baking soda mixture.i make a hazelnut cookie that is very similar.I was trying to make pizzelles and failed so i made cookies.Send me your recipe and i will cook it next and post it.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on April 18, 2010, 04:44:41 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying. First it was Easter than my family all flew out to Florida to see us. We just relocated to Florida a few months ago and it seems everyone wants to stay with us and hit Disneyworld. Anyway..I love that you can do a snickerdoodle recipe.

   
My Snickerdoodles:
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

They are amazing and soft and YUMMY!

By the way I did go with my new eating plan even at Disney! I have gone down a WHOLE pant size in 19 days! Imagine what I can do in six months :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on April 18, 2010, 05:26:27 PM
We live in the Florida Keys and I actually have family coming in on tuesday to go fishing so I know what you mean!Congrats on your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) you are on your way!I will be baking tommorow and if I have everything I will try to make your snickerdoodles. ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on June 10, 2010, 11:09:18 AM
I am so excited, I just weighed and hit 50 pounds lost!!! I am SO GLAD I found this book! Thank you everyone for your support :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Phil on June 10, 2010, 11:55:43 AM
Wow that's FANTASTIC!!!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: paulachappell on June 10, 2010, 11:58:59 AM
That's AMAZING!! Congratulations!!!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Joanne on June 10, 2010, 12:28:23 PM
 :) :) :) :) :)

Thats Fabulous!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on June 10, 2010, 12:54:38 PM
Thanks! It is amazing to finally find something that works. Sometimes doesn't it feel like your cheating because it's so easy to do? My only complaint is Reddiwhip changed it's label and it now says 1 carb per 2 tablespoons, I love reddiwhip on jello!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: beebs on June 10, 2010, 01:23:04 PM
w00t!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on June 10, 2010, 01:28:38 PM
Beebs you have 732 posts! Way to go!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on June 10, 2010, 04:19:12 PM
So Sherripie did you try the umpadoodles?Congrats on your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/)!! I am very happy for you! ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on June 10, 2010, 05:02:26 PM
I did and they were fantastic! My family all knew they were low carb but they loved them too.  They were really filling too, one was just enough to get my sweet tooth happy.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 10, 2010, 07:06:30 PM
Welcome back Sherri, I'm fond of Sherri's you know :) Congrats on the weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/)...Do the world a favor and post your testimonial on Amazon and Barnes and Noble web sites when you get the chance, the links are below. With so many scams and lies out there about weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) people rely heavily on other peoples recommendations. Thanks...here's the links,

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/FAT-SKINNY-Fast-Easy-Exercise/dp/1402771339/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263044582&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/FAT-SKINNY-Fast-Easy-Exercise/dp/1402771339/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263044582&sr=8-1)
 
Barnes and Noble- http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Fat-to-Skinny-Fast-and-Easy/Doug-Varrieur/e/9781402771330/?itm=1&USRI=fat+to+skinny+fast+and+easy#TABS (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Fat-to-Skinny-Fast-and-Easy/Doug-Varrieur/e/9781402771330/?itm=1&USRI=fat+to+skinny+fast+and+easy#TABS)
 


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on August 01, 2010, 07:28:24 AM
Just hit 75 pounds lost, four pant sizes down and I feel so much better.

Thanks everyone for all your help on the forums and all your great cooking ideas!!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 01, 2010, 07:52:37 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Congratulations! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDajqW561KM#)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: paulachappell on August 01, 2010, 08:22:10 AM
Congratulations ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: katary on August 01, 2010, 08:28:14 AM
what the animated people said:)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: beebs on August 01, 2010, 08:58:20 AM
w00t!  ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Joanne on August 01, 2010, 10:12:30 PM
YAY!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: DoreenBar on August 02, 2010, 01:27:46 PM
CONGRATS!!!!! ;)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: sbclark on August 02, 2010, 07:19:15 PM
 :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on November 10, 2010, 12:08:52 PM
I just re-read this. I can't imagine how different my life would be right now if I never found FTS. I was always feeling so bad about myself, feeling like I had so much to loose I was never going to be able to do it nor did I know how to get started. Now 7 months later and 100+ pounds down I feel incredible. I have energy, a smile on my face and the knowledge that no matter how long it takes I will be thin! WOO HOO FTS!! Thanks Dough and Umpa for the encouragement along the way!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: joagain on November 10, 2010, 12:58:20 PM
And we thank you Sherrie for being our encouragement !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wow 114 in 7 months for a woman that is amazing


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on November 10, 2010, 01:22:13 PM
Yes you are amazing SherriPie!!!  114 pounds in 7 months is so inspirational for everyone!!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Maddysmom on November 10, 2010, 01:56:55 PM
Wow Sherripie!  I am so happy for YOU!!  Just reading your posts makes me want to keep going!  As you know, I have alot of weight to lose.  It's every encouraging to hear from someone who has DONE IT!!  You go girl!!! 


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on November 10, 2010, 06:00:08 PM
You guys are the best! I love this forum and the people here. Thank you for all your help over the last few months. I still have a lot to loose and am no way near done but at least I'm in the ballpark now. If it wasn't for FTS and you guys there is NO WAY I would have stayed on it this long. Thank you so much!!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: beebs on November 11, 2010, 06:54:55 AM
Post a new pic sherriepie?  ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: skychant on November 11, 2010, 03:25:02 PM
You can do it!  Now you know that it is possible to have the body of your dreams.  You are such an inspiration for me.  I have only lost a little over 20 pounds...but I stay true to the course, by this time next year I hope to be down 120 more pounds.  Starting today I am giving up my diet soda and drinking only water and herbal tea.  We can do this! 


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: DoreenBar on November 11, 2010, 07:04:52 PM
This is wonderfully amazing..Such a short period of time....KUDOS!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on November 11, 2010, 07:43:38 PM
You can do it!  Now you know that it is possible to have the body of your dreams.  You are such an inspiration for me.  I have only lost a little over 20 pounds...but I stay true to the course, by this time next year I hope to be down 120 more pounds.  Starting today I am giving up my diet soda and drinking only water and herbal tea.  We can do this! 

Did you do it? Give up your diet soda completely? You are my hero if you did. I still have two a day and would love to just give it up. I really enjoy my morning soda though  :-[


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on November 11, 2010, 08:37:19 PM
Wow SherriPie, I just noticed your new picture!!  You look amazing!!  You should put your previous picture and this one on the "Before & After" photo page. 


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on November 11, 2010, 09:28:36 PM
Thanks Shihtzumom1. It was just a lucky picture I took with the webcam. I am waiting to do before and after pics when I have lost all my weight. So hopefully by summer ... ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on November 12, 2010, 07:58:42 AM
Love the new pic!!! Very Sexy! I am so proud of you! You are a Superstar! ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on November 12, 2010, 10:50:26 AM
Love the new pic!!! Very Sexy! I am so proud of you! You are a Superstar! ;D

LOL Sexy! LOL

I have been hiding behind this fat for so long I'm not sure what I am.  But I sure am glad to be half way to my goal.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Doug Varrieur on November 12, 2010, 11:28:36 AM
Hello Sherri, first of all I agree with my wife.....sexy is definitely a good word for the new look,  ::) you earned it, by God enjoy it! :) Secondly it's good to see you went back to reflect. I too remember when you first came to our forum with lots of weight to lose and Lot's of determination to lose it. I'm proud of your success and have no doubt you'll reach and maintain your goal weight. As other members come onto the forum we all need to remember they too are starting on their new life's journey. You and many others have become a beacon of hope that they can succeed as well. Of course we know they will if they stick to the FAT TO SKINNY program  ;) You my dear are proof of that!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: skychant on November 12, 2010, 05:35:19 PM
I have my water right here beside me as I post.  I did it. I gave up diet soda. I noticed the scale went down faster this morning.  I was drinking diet rite, four a day.  I am just so focused and determined to lose all of this fat.  I too have been hiding behind it for years.  I have only been averaging 2 to 3 pounds a week.  Do you have any tips for me.  I have read where you have lost as much as 5 pounds a week.  To lose 100 pounds is a small miracle.  I am so proud of you!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: paulachappell on November 12, 2010, 06:43:01 PM
WOW ;D ;D ;D You are amazing and such an incredible motivator.  Not much else to say that hasn't already been said here...............


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on November 12, 2010, 07:46:45 PM
Thank you Doug, Umpa, Paula and everyone for the kind words. We are coming up on a hard time of year. I LOVE pumpkin pie, it's already killing me not to have it or Divinity at Christmas. What is Christmas without it! So we shall see how it goes.

@ skychant you are my hero. I am going to try it too. I love my diet soda but every time I drink it I wonder if it's screwing up my eating plan. So tomorrow it's gone. I am going to give it up with you. As for loosing weight, when I started it just fell off. I was loosing 5-8 pounds a week...then it slowed. Last two months I I have been only loosing 2-3 a week and it is driving me crazy. Short of never eating again I'm not sure what I can do to loose it faster. I did buy a stationary bike this week and started working out so we shall see. Though my Dr says 2 pounds a week is the most you should loose to keep it off long term, but I would still like to be loosing 5 a week.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: joagain on November 12, 2010, 08:28:03 PM
Wouldn't we all Sherriepie but that is not realistic I dont believe . we did not get this way over night that is for sure .


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: CaliGirl on November 13, 2010, 02:07:28 AM
Ditto what everyone said Sherripie! Wow! You look amazing.
Your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) is still great at 2-3 lbs/wk. Remember our livers have to process what we lose so they are working really hard too. You are definitely my inspiration and hero as well!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: beebs on November 13, 2010, 06:07:30 AM
WOWZER! Hot mama!!!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on November 13, 2010, 09:13:30 AM
2-3 pound a week there is nothing wrong with that skychant! Don't forget to stop and smell the roses.That is great! :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: skychant on November 13, 2010, 02:43:51 PM
2 to 3 pounds a week is something to be happy about.  Especially when I was drinking 4 diet sodas a day plus eating sugarfree candy almost every day. I did avoid caffiene and drank plenty of water.  I am going to try to cut out sweeteners and up my water intake and exercise every day .  I really do enjoy this way of eating and am so greatful for Dougs book and the forums.  I know I can lose all of this weight.

Sherripie lets see how much more we can lose before New Years.  I just think next year at this time I will be at a healthy weight and on my birthday I will have a slice of sweet potato pie.  This birthday I am making the Almond Brownies.  I am determined to stick to this way of eating through Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I have spent years of letting myself eat to much during the holidays and gaining 10 pounds.  That has come to an end with my new lifestyle.  I weigh in at TOPS every Monday evening and that helps me alot.  Maybe there is a TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) near where you live.  The support helps me stick to my goals.  We can do this!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Maddysmom on November 13, 2010, 07:12:06 PM
Oh my goodness Sherripie!! Your new picture is absolutely stunning!!  I am so happy for you!   


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on November 14, 2010, 10:07:24 AM
Skychant you should not be going without anything.This is a lifestyle change.If you want sweet potatoe pie we can do that.Just ask umpa.But you are setting yourself up to fail by not replacing your foods.Once you go back to eating *forbidden foods* you are gonna gain the weight back.Replace not remove, and you will lose the weight and keep it off like Katary and Sherriepie ;)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on September 20, 2011, 08:23:47 AM
I was just changing up my ticker style and checked the date. One year ago today I weighed 122 pounds more than I do right now! 122 pounds. I can't even imagine being that size anymore and I am SO thankful to Doug and Umpa for helping me through all of this with FTS. My life has changed drastically and I am just SO thankful.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 20, 2011, 08:30:09 AM
Ahhh....we love you to  8) 218 pounds gone!  :o :o


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on September 20, 2011, 08:35:07 AM
We love you too Sherri! I am so proud of you!! You are a constant inspiration and give others hope!! ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on September 20, 2011, 08:58:15 AM
You guys are going to make me cry! I am such a different person now and it would have never happened without FTS.


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Amber on September 20, 2011, 09:09:55 AM
218 lbs, wow!  Great new profile picture  :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: suzlyn454 on September 20, 2011, 10:15:27 AM
Congratulations SherriPie.  Like I said to Eliruthy you should be soooooo proud of yourself.  Your picture looks great too!


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: mouseissue on September 20, 2011, 11:54:32 AM
As always, you're a true inspiration, Sherri! :) :) :)

Wow!!!.. 218 pounds... Gone! :o :o :o


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: TooSweet on September 20, 2011, 12:42:19 PM
I love the new picture Sherri!!! 


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on September 20, 2011, 01:13:35 PM
Thank you guys for all the kind words. I love our forum here. :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: KFAITH on September 20, 2011, 05:41:00 PM
Sherripie you are my inspiration.  I just tell myself everyday . "Sherripie did it and so can I!!!!!"  I use to think no way I could ever loose over 200 pounds, and had been such a failure at every try, I found hope with Doug ,Umpa and the FTS book, than the forum and you, are all making it possible for me to stay motivated!!! Yes I agree with all, your new profile picture is simply gorgeous ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: mouseissue on September 20, 2011, 06:57:35 PM
KFAITH's right, Sherri... I'd swear you're getting younger with every updated picture! :)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: SherriPie on September 21, 2011, 07:10:20 AM
Not younger, just more blonde (LOL) but thank you for saying that. You made my day!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: umpa on September 21, 2011, 07:21:45 AM
You can never be too thin or too blond!! :D :D


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: binky04 on September 21, 2011, 01:28:07 PM
You can never be too thin or too blond!! :D :D

I so agree with you!  ;D 8)


Title: Re: First Day of the rest of my new life
Post by: Maddysmom on September 21, 2011, 05:33:41 PM
I am definitely with Binky and Umpa on the blonde!!!!  ;D  Sherri, I love the lighter shade on you!  You are one gorgeous chick!!!