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Title: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 19, 2010, 09:21:28 AM
i bought the book on sunday April 11Th,read it cover to cover and started on Monday April 12Th,after 1 week i am 11 lbs lighter and feel soooooo much better. A little backround,i lost my job on Jan.22ND and took it as sign from the man upstairs that it was my chance to get my health back!!! for 2 1/2 months i was exercising and watching what i ate,but lost ZERO lbs, i was very frustrated!!!! I went to Barnes and noble and looked thru ALL the health/fitness offerings and FAT TO SKINNY was the only one that i found that i felt i could commit to. I am nowhere near where i want to be (started at 275lbs minus 11=264lbs) but i am completely zoned in to the program...i will keep ya posted weekly on my progress!!!!! thanks Gary


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 26, 2010, 09:58:21 AM
week # 2 in the books...official scale reading this morning 257...thats 7 more LBS for a 2 week total of 18 LBS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                     YAY  ME  !!!!!!!!  :o

http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447 (http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447)

need help here,,^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ty


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 26, 2010, 10:31:05 AM
I just voted.Congrats on your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/)!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 26, 2010, 10:47:07 AM
Same question to you Gary,  if someone is on THE FAT TO SKINNY program and reports they are not dropping weight what would be your words of wisdom to them?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 26, 2010, 12:25:32 PM
my 1st response would be " are you counting carbs correctly?" and secondly "are you eating huge amounts of low carb (http://www.fattoskinny.com/low-carb-diet.htm) foods?" and thirdly "are you active at all?" any or all of these 3 things can and will determine how well the FAT TO SKINNY program works for you. when i 1st started 2 weeks ago not only did i count carbs i also counted calories, and i didnt use my "new found energy" to watch tv or play on facebook,i increased my activity level. now after 2 weeks i am only counting carbs, and only eating when i am hungry, i know when i am ready to stop eating,and i put whats left in the fridge for my next meal. when i get up in the morning its black coffee,and i dont eat till i am hungry be it 10:00 am or noon...right now its 1:30 pm and i still am not hungry yet...so off to walk the pooch...maybe i'll be hungry when i get back!!!! c ya

PS>>this program is a life style change...not a diet !!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 26, 2010, 12:42:50 PM
Excellent advice....you will keep losing weight :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 03, 2010, 07:45:07 AM
 ;D ok week 3 in the books>>>> 7 more lbs have vanished>>> 250lbs at weigh in>>> thats a total of 25lbs in 3 weeks:) lots of work left to do but seeing results sure does motivate a person!!!!

http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447 (http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447)

PlEaSe TaKe a fEw mInUtES ANd vOtE FoR Us :) Ty


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 03, 2010, 07:54:39 AM
CONGRATS MY FRIEND! Being a cheap date has paid off!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 06, 2010, 11:16:31 AM
mid-week update: i am really putting the pedal to the metal this week,all my carbs(<20) are being consumed prior to 5:00pm and after i eat i am doing some kind of activity to burn those carbs after 5 all i am having is SF jello or SF popcicle & h2o>> i am taking a break from trying to discover new recipes and concentrating on my main goal,(although i must say during this time i have stumbled upon some ideas)another big test for me is coming this weekend,for mothersday the whole family is going to my favorite rib joint:( and they have the best bread in the world...i've made up my mind that i'll be having the halibut & a salad...wish me luck!!!
          ***********votes*************

http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447 (http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on May 06, 2010, 11:22:45 AM
I truly do wish you the best in this endeavor!
I was wondering, though, couldn't you ask for ribs without barbecue sauce?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 06, 2010, 11:30:20 AM
LOL i could,but in the old days when i got the ribs>>> i would ask for the biggest bowl of extra BBQ sauce they had>>> it just wouldnt be the same:(  but hey i like halibut now if i could get the other 14 people at the table to give up the bread i'd be in great shape:)
       *** but that just wont happen***


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on May 06, 2010, 11:56:57 AM
Gary
Can you please share a sample days food intake with us?
you are doing so awesome!Congrats
Thanks :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on May 06, 2010, 12:40:07 PM
take your own bread and a bottle of waldens sugar free BBQ sauce. That should help! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 06, 2010, 03:00:26 PM
lol...beebs no offense but that would be like taking a flat chested boy to a wet t-shirt contest:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on May 06, 2010, 03:24:34 PM
hmmmph. Fine be that way. I was only tryin to help. ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 06, 2010, 07:49:11 PM
OK Joanne here is how my day went today ;D started the morning with 3 or 4 cups of unflavored black coffee...then did about 30 minutes worth of stretching,followed by 3 sets of 30 situps(OK i am bearing my soul here...the first week i could only do 3 sets of 5) i plan on trying to increase that by 5 per set per week.then for brunch i had 2 slices of my bread(last 2 pieces) each topped with a piece of baby Swiss & prosciutto ham toasted in the toaster oven, and some olives and pork rinds on the side and a diet coke w/lime for my drink.after that i walked my big sweet puppy for about 3 miles...(she has lost about 10 lbs on this plan as well)after the walk i came home and whipped up a new loaf of bread(trying sour cream & chive this time) while it was baking in the oven i grabbed 2 slices of sharp cheddar and rolled it up with cappacolla ham,had a sugarfree jello cup and just drank h2o.then my wife got home from work and i took her for a walk :)  and after i type this last line i am hitting the showers and sitting down to watch a little TV with a sugarfree Popsicle ;D  by my count that's less than 2 carbs for today(i am counting the black,unflavored coffee as 0 carbs)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on May 06, 2010, 07:56:08 PM
Thank you for sharing... :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on May 06, 2010, 08:13:21 PM
Meh?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 09, 2010, 09:14:33 PM
 ;D well i made it thru with flying colors..while everbody else was chowing down on the bread&ribs i stuck to my guns and ordered blackened chicken breast and cut it up,to top my salad with!!! lol every fat person at the table said"you'll never loose weight that way,if you don't allow yourself to eat what you like sometimes you'll end up falling off the wagon and then you will gain ALL the weight back plus more" ENABLERS!!!!! always want you to be like them>>> how many times have you heard that? afterwards we went back to my moms & while they devoured sugar filled desserts, i took all the kids to the park(walked there & back) and i even spent about an hour swinging on the swings:) it was a blast...tomorrow is weigh in day..hope i get a good # !!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on May 10, 2010, 04:10:50 AM
Way to go!!! That took some resolve and you made it!!! Just imagine at the Thanksgiving gathering....you'll be skinny and they'll be fat and begging you to tell them how to get healthy! : )


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on May 10, 2010, 07:25:54 AM
w00t!!! Go katary Go katary!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 10, 2010, 10:49:34 AM
drum roll pleeeeeeaasseeeeee.......241lbs>>>> that's 9 more LBS for a grand total of 34 lbs in a completed 4 weeks of FATTOSKINNY living. we are going to Florida on vacation on June 5th,my original goal was to hit 230 by then....i think i am changing that to 225 ;D i will also tell you this,yesterday i wore a pair of jeans that i tried on and couldn't even come close to getting buttoned just 2 weeks ago,and i felt like a teenager because they kept falling to my hips....sweet...don't forget to go to amazon.com & Barnes and nobles.com to write a review and rate Doug's book ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on May 10, 2010, 12:28:45 PM
All I can say is WOW!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 10, 2010, 04:11:30 PM
 ;D  I am very happy for you Katary!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 17, 2010, 08:15:54 AM
 ;D as all of you know this video contest has & will continue to consume my whole life till may 26th :) that being said i am more than happy to report,that even with a BUNCH of sitting on my BUTT this week i still managed to weigh in today at 236 lbs :o thats 5 more lbs for a total of 39 lbs in 5 weeks of FATTOSKINNY living... i am more than happy with the results so far.
       and i know youre sick of hearing it,but my heart wont let me not say it...please vote everyday thru may 26th:) many ty's gary&katie

link to vote;  http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447 (http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 17, 2010, 08:29:19 AM
You keep it up buddy!I am very happy for you! I saw your daughters facebook video and she is very sweet!You should be very proud of her! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: liveright101 on May 17, 2010, 10:59:39 AM
So cool to hear everyone's accomplishments!!! You all are awesome!!
L


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 24, 2010, 12:00:19 PM
 ;D ok another week in the books:0 a little disappointed..but still lost 2lbs>> down to 234lbs, for a grand total of 41lbs in 6 weeks of FATTOSKINNY living,activity WAY down this week,so its my own fault!
 a very BIG thank you for all of the birthday wishes:) and all i want from you folks for my birthday is:) VOTES everyday thru may 26th,race is tight 30 votes either way:) please help& if its your 1st time make sure you verify your emaill address thru the link the send you after you vote:) again ty's a plenty:)


link to vote;  http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447 (http://tuition-tales.com/video-contest-entry-profile.asp?vid=3884435C5C49430B830143081D338447)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 24, 2010, 04:53:08 PM
Congrats on the weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) Katary!I vote everyday!Keep sending the email link to me though. ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on May 24, 2010, 04:53:31 PM
Me too!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 31, 2010, 05:24:08 AM
7weeks! 2 more lbs! grand total of 43 lbs to 232 lbs..had a moment of weakness this weekend:( but i must say the beer was " ice cold",but back in the saddle again!!!!

********memorial day..........all i can say is THANK YOU**********

psalm 23 Memorial day tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpLdrvPHYVg#)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on May 31, 2010, 07:06:48 AM
AND, you've taken 172 pounds of pressure off your knees! For every 1 pound lost 4 pounds of pressure are removed from your knees. Your knees, heart, lungs, and all your vital organs are screaming THANK YOU!  Well done Gary, keep up the pace  :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 15, 2010, 08:27:05 AM
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1374832643098# (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1374832643098#) 

we're back:) as you can see in this video i was a BAD BAD boy:( way to many cold ones:) i was terrified to get on the scale this week after vacation.... but amazingly, i still lost 3 lbs :) so by my count after 9 weeks of FTS :) i am at 226 from 275....mmm using toes and fingers..errrrrrr....gorilla math says....49 lbs in 9 weeks:) had a job interview yesterday,had to put on a belt...LOL lets just say i need a new belt....i cant believe i used to wear that thing,and used the last hole at that!!! also for the 1st time i made jicama fries:) those are AWESOME,and 1 jicama has to last a week,they are freakin HUGE!!

 P.S. to all the new members "WELCOME" you're in the right place,good health has never been so easy!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: bevxx on June 15, 2010, 04:30:15 PM
 ::)i can't see video...its facebook copywrited..i don't have facebook.... ???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 15, 2010, 06:51:44 PM
Welcome back pal, you have a beautiful family and I'm glad FTS will give you many more years to enjoy them!  Rockin video, you should upload it to You Tube so you can put the You Tube link on the forum for non facebook members to see...well done!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 15, 2010, 08:55:18 PM
longboat 2010 full size.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_R0t3wKtQ0#)

:) ;) :D ;D :o ::)

glad to be back...and thanks doug!!!! here's the youtube version.........

P.S. i am in love with jicama :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on June 15, 2010, 09:02:57 PM
Looks like you had a fantastic vacation.I love that area, have a vacation home in Englewood a little bit south of Longboat..Lets all say a prayer that the oil stays away..


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: bevxx on June 16, 2010, 04:13:06 AM
 :) looks nice..thanks for posting video so i could see it....xx


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 16, 2010, 08:09:38 AM
jAMMIN ISLAND sTYLE!!i am glad you guys had a great time! You are a blessed man my friend! 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 21, 2010, 05:35:54 AM
 >:(  10 weeks and it looks like i have reached a plateau.... lost ZERO lbs this past week so my little ticker will just have to stay right where it is for the time being,i am going to take my own advice and reread the book & act like today is my 1st day on FTS and hope that it will reinvigorate me!!!!!!!!!  i haven't been eating bad things,but i have been eating more of the good things...I'm thinking...too much of it & i have been lazy on the activity end as well>>> all of that being said..last nite while we were walking my shorts slipped off...LOL i tripped over them...so at least i have that for encouragement!!!  GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 21, 2010, 07:37:37 AM
Also, review the chapter discussing plateau's... wish I was there with a camera last night  :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on June 21, 2010, 12:49:00 PM
giggle.  :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 21, 2010, 05:58:56 PM
i think beebs put the mojo on you Katary! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on June 21, 2010, 06:33:53 PM
Mojo?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 22, 2010, 08:58:48 AM
You jinxed him beebs ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on June 22, 2010, 09:28:20 AM
:D :D :D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: izzet on June 23, 2010, 09:48:19 PM
I am soooooooooooooooooooo jealous it's been 3 weeks as of Thursday (tomorrow) and all I've lost is 8lbs...I stick to portion sizes...only eat when hungry...have an active job....the only thing I can think of is sugar alcohols...one diet soda every few days, sugar free candy...maybe one or two a day and carbsmart popcicle every night.  The first week I hadn't discovered I could have diet soda and candy and only ate SF jello w/whip.  Back to the drawing board and cut out the alcohols & soda and see if that works.

you have been a great encoragement!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on June 24, 2010, 07:36:04 AM
Women lose the weight much slower than men dont forget izzet! It may be frustrating but the weight will come off!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 24, 2010, 07:44:43 AM
Izzet you are missing something....


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 28, 2010, 08:59:56 AM
11 weeks of my new FTS lifestyle and i have broken through the plateau!!!! after going back to the drawing board,doing a reread,and giving myself an inspiring PEP talk,I woke up to step on the scale this morning and find that I am down 7 more lbs to 219 ;)>> so from 275lbs 11 weeks ago to 219lbs today = 56lbs of FAT off into thin air,that leaves me 19 more lbs to shed to reach my goal of 75lbs  :D
           THANKS to Doug,Umpa & all of you for the support!!!!!!!!!!!!
and for anyone out there>>> keep the faith this does work,but you have to stick to it and if you do, you WILL get your health and clothes that used to fit you back :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 28, 2010, 10:47:19 AM
You Go Boy!!!! :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th,
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 28, 2010, 02:38:40 PM
Congrats Gary, ain't it great to see your.....hum....toes :)



Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on June 28, 2010, 03:25:23 PM
Rofl!!  ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 30, 2010, 03:03:24 PM
trapped :( you have the key:) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atTPwcmXFAQ#)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 30, 2010, 05:10:46 PM
MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE KATARY YOU ARE A INSPIRATION!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 01, 2010, 02:37:32 PM
Hi Gary, I finally arrived back home and have watched your video. I find it heartfelt, honest and giving. I'm asked all the time how I keep up the FAT TO SKINNY pace and my answer is always the same,

"If you had a cure for cancer could you keep it to yourself ?" "I have the cure for obesity and sugar diabetes and I CAN"T keep it to myself!"

I know how you feel man and I'm proud to see you "paying this forward"

Doug


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 05, 2010, 10:00:52 AM
WEEK # 12 IN THE BOOKS :)
     and 5 more lbs. have vacated my body>>> 214 lbs today from 275 lbs on april 12th>>> 14 more lbs to go to hit my goal of 200 lbs...hell this is so much fun i think i may change my goal to 190 lbs just to see if i can do it.....lol    sooooo i guess that crouton i had by mistake the other day didnt hurt me too much:)

P.S. thanks doug & umpa.....now its become a competition thing with me and the scale..... i am winning...lol ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on July 05, 2010, 04:50:08 PM
Wow, you inspire me so much.  Thanks for sharing and encouraging.  :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 12, 2010, 07:37:53 PM
FREEDOM:) from my sugar addiction !!!!!!! 13 weeks of healthy eating-healthy living....exactly 3 months ago today i started this journey & all i can say is thank you to Doug for writing the FTS book,thank you to all of the forum members for support and sharing your lives, & thank you to God for letting me find myself:)  today 210 lbs>>> that's 4 more lbs gone!!!! for a total of 65 lbs in 13 weeks:) whats that Doug??? 6 1/2 10lb turkeys i have to carry around the next time i go krogering??? I am so changing my goal weight to 190 lbs from 200 lbs,everyone says that i am too skinny now,but that's just because i was soooo FAT before:( i think at 6'3" they still say that technically i would still be overweight???? the last time i weighed 210 lbs was in highschool....30 years ago!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on July 13, 2010, 07:28:00 AM
Gary...you are an inspiration.I only wish you lived near each and every one of us so that you could be everyone's personal coach & chef!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 13, 2010, 09:34:47 AM
Gary, you are very welcome...now it's time to share your success, can you e mail me before and after pictures? I'll post them on the FTS web site :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Cyndi on July 13, 2010, 10:45:49 AM
I have tears gary! What an absolute blessing and awesome inspiration you are! I am so proud of you.....
we are all right behind you and will join the celebration one by one until every single Fat one of us gets Skinny also!!!
Sweet Freedom coming! Sweet Freedom!  Amen!! \:D/


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 13, 2010, 11:35:09 AM
thanks paula,joanne & cyndi :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on July 13, 2010, 01:57:35 PM
HOLY POOP!!! Where did Gary go????


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 13, 2010, 04:04:26 PM
That's exactly where Gary went..... Holy Poop!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on July 16, 2010, 09:14:26 PM
This just amazes me.  It is a real miracle to come so far so fast!  :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 16, 2010, 09:34:13 PM
Looking good buddy! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 19, 2010, 03:49:15 PM
14 weeks  ;) 3 more lbs i sent a packing  ;D 68 lbs gone  :) down to 207 lbs   :D way cool 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on July 19, 2010, 05:12:05 PM
Wow!  Thanks for the motivation and inspiration!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 19, 2010, 06:32:19 PM
You are the man Katary! Congrats ! I think you got this figured out! :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 26, 2010, 04:29:52 AM
tweedle dee>>> tweedle dum>>>look out scale cause here i come,get ready,get ready..........week # 15 completed ;) i hope it's a good #......be right back........................

SWEET :D what a great way to start off the week, 203 lbs!!!!!! 4 more lbs of my former "orb" vanished this past week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 weeks  :) 4 more lbs  ;) 72 lbs gone  :D  down to 203 lbs  ;D, just found out that my 30 yr high school reunion is coming up in September, as if i needed another reason to reach my goal weight,that's plenty of incentive to keep the "mojo" working:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 26, 2010, 07:22:07 AM
Before long you'll be looking down at 175 staring back at you! I know how you feel Gary!  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 26, 2010, 08:24:17 AM
 8) 8) 8) You are too cool Katary!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on July 26, 2010, 10:09:50 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 02, 2010, 02:48:11 PM
well 16 weeks as of today on FTS lifestyle & i am happy to report 2 more lbs are gone forever:) down to 201 lbs, for a total of 74 lbs of FAT lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Cyndi on August 02, 2010, 03:21:55 PM
glory! glory! \;D/ my heart is singing!! proud of you gary !!! ♪♫.✫**♥


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 02, 2010, 04:37:38 PM
APPLAUSE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TylvUGJIi_w#)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on August 03, 2010, 06:52:50 AM
Astounding results.  You must be so gratified!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 06, 2010, 11:38:15 PM
as i sit here....i am thinking to myself,is it possible that almost 4 months ago i weighed 275 lbs? and i answer YES it is a fact:( that i was so not in control of myself that i allowed that to happen....this morning i stepped on the scale to see a wonderful # 194 lbs...whats that ???????? 81 lbs of FAT that i have shed since April 12Th. and i must say i am very .....fulfilled in this accomplishment,but i find myself reading other peoples situations and feel like i need to help everyone else,if anyone reading this doubts the way FTS works,please let it into your life,embrace it, &  discover yourself:) it is the real deal:) today i saw 2 people that i have not seen since i committed to FTS & both said that i was too skinny:) of course they are both very over weight:( i have found that even the closest people in my life have tried to derail my progress..... by trying to persuade me to change my life,and to EAT things that would hamper me in meeting my goals...long story short..... dont believe what others say....dont fall into their trap....they will only hurt your chances of success.....stay strong & you will reach your goal & find yourself:) that's it:) c ya:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: gonnagetthere on August 07, 2010, 05:41:42 AM
Congrats I only hope that I will have the same story as you in 6 months or so . I have been on it just since Monday and I can not believe how good I feel . No wonder it is easy to stay on it .Is the bread you make easy to make ? Can you give me the recipe ? The one with the cheese & Itailan Ham in the toaster sounded very good . Thanks & congrats !


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Ocean Blue on August 07, 2010, 08:57:34 AM
Congratulations! You are a wonderful success story and inspiration for the rest of us.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on August 07, 2010, 04:07:34 PM
Not sure what besides jealousy would motivate someone to say you are "too" skinny when you lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/).  My sister told me I looked like I had anorexia after I lost 45 lbs.  I told her that I didn't think that likely at 5'6" and 160 lbs.  Gary, your success is astounding and just goes to show what we can do when we really make up our minds to get serious about taking control of our own bodies and health.  You are a great inspiration. You obviously have a good heart to show so much concern for others too!  :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on August 07, 2010, 04:28:24 PM
Yays katary!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 16, 2010, 06:38:58 AM
WHACK......THUD..... that's the sound of me hitting another plateau & and then hitting the floor:( in my 18Th week, i have gained 2 lbs:( 196 lbs is the # that freakin scale gave be back today as i stood there hoping to hit my goal weight of 190 lbs :( at 1st i wanted to cry:( but then i didn't want to look like a girl :) .....( that's a joke ladies) but i have to believe that its just a temporary setback.... i didn't eat anything bad at all this weekend, i was as active as i ususally am, blah blah blah ...... I'll take my own advice and "buck up" :) hoping that next Monday I'll see better results....okay so that puts me at these #'s 18 weeks FTS,started at 275 lbs,at 196 lbs, lost 79 lbs..... and I'm complaining????? maybe another reread is in order???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TTnomore on August 16, 2010, 07:23:02 AM
Gary.....it is the heat!!! I am having the same problem and so is my husband. Need to ignore the scale and keep on keepin' on ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: gonnagetthere on August 16, 2010, 07:32:31 AM
Gary , I know you feel bad but look what you have lost think about poor little me  :'( a BIG 0 on my 2nd week .
 We will both/all lose next week right TTnomore


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 16, 2010, 09:31:43 AM
Everbody stay the course and always remember to Tweak. Gary, with all the exercise you're getting and all the protein you eat I'm not surprised you gained a bit of weight. How are the pants fitting these days?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 16, 2010, 09:33:30 AM
uhhhhhhh.....my pants are around my ankles on the floor more often than not:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: gonnagetthere on August 16, 2010, 09:40:42 AM
Keep you pants up ;D gary & I will keep my pom poms up


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 16, 2010, 11:41:40 AM
 ;D deal!!!!!! 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on August 16, 2010, 12:34:06 PM
Maybe his pants are always down because he is so irresistible to his wife now! : )


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: gonnagetthere on August 16, 2010, 12:40:19 PM
Thats what im thinking .


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 23, 2010, 03:19:02 PM
week # 19 is officially in the books..... down 3 lbs from last week to 193 lbs:) that's 82 lbs of FAT that i don't have to carry around anymore 8)..... this upcoming week i am going to join Jo in a completely carb free week:) i have decided that i am also going to give the diet soft drinks a week off:) and see if i cant get a little better # for next Monday..... and it really sucks too,that i just got my 1st shipment of xylitol today,and had plans to start making some home made treats... but that too i am putting on the back burner :'( ..... so JO don't be cheatin on me...... from today till sunday i am not going to put 1 single carb in my body...and that's gonna suck because i was wanting to go out for a few beers sometime soon:) but i am putting it off, so you wont be alone in your ZERO CARB week :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: gonnagetthere on August 23, 2010, 03:59:31 PM
000000000 carb baby all week long !


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on August 23, 2010, 05:12:15 PM
Post your daily menus please so we can learn from what you are doing  :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TTnomore on August 23, 2010, 05:13:43 PM
I second Paula's request ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on August 23, 2010, 05:17:02 PM
Competition is good for the soul.You must post everything you put in your mouth though! ;) Let the games begin!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Cyndi on August 23, 2010, 05:53:25 PM
Amen! Amen! and Amen! ....  :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on August 23, 2010, 06:05:22 PM
Anybody else gonna join Jo and Katary??????


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 23, 2010, 06:28:00 PM
I remember the day I looked square into my own eyes in the mirror and said out loud  "OK FAT BOY not one more carb will pass your lips until the warehouse is EMPTY!!!

That was 8 years ago and I never looked back  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: toddy44 on August 23, 2010, 07:59:39 PM
I would, but my son arrives tomorrow and I fear there might be a bit of celebrating to be done...


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on August 23, 2010, 08:38:09 PM
I would need some serious help with that....


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 23, 2010, 08:55:12 PM
Then celebrate low carb...you can't have it both ways either you're in or your out. These are the moments that will define your commitment to yourself  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on August 24, 2010, 08:53:52 AM
I mean I need help with a 0 carb week. Im not sure that would be the best idea for what with being on the insulin pump......


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 24, 2010, 12:15:46 PM
Hi Beebers, you are doing well, the weight is coming off slow and steady....for you, being a type 1 I would keep a close eye and stay the course. If your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) is stalled cut down on your FTS breads, pizza, sweets, etc....


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 25, 2010, 10:37:22 AM
i am feeling especially thin today:) so i decided to take some pic's, seeing is believing!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 25, 2010, 10:38:33 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 25, 2010, 10:40:40 AM
 :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 25, 2010, 12:19:39 PM
Looking good pal, hard to believe isn't it... I remember when I first dropped all my weight I still thought of myself as heavy for almost a year!...it was weird  :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 25, 2010, 12:51:21 PM
your right doug!!! i have that one pair of shorts downstairs, i try them on every week...until i can wear them without..... well, leaving anything to the imagination...lol, i am going to think i am still overweight...that was my goal when i started>to fit in those damn things again..and till that happens I AIN'T STOPPIN >:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: gonnagetthere on August 25, 2010, 12:53:28 PM
Well I wonder why you feel thinner ? It must be because you are ! You look great Gary I know you are proud of yourself , I hope I am as strong as you . Sometimes I dont think so . :-\


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 25, 2010, 01:27:51 PM
well Jo,i have had my moments,but with each passing week it just gets easier,and being soooooo freakin close to where i want to be just makes me stronger;) hey we've all been there,countless # of times"this is it,i am going to do this" FTS just happened to be the one time that i actually carried thru with my "this is the last time" moment!
its like Doug always says"you have to really want it & dedicate yourself to it" don't let this be another failed attempt!!!!!!!!! YOU have it in you to succeed here,but you must not let FOOD control your future.....ITS FOOD ............just food :-\


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 29, 2010, 12:14:14 AM
what a long strange trip its been:) hey it took me 20 weeks,but here i sit at 10 lbs below my original weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) goal....oops make that 12 lbs......tonite after walking the dogs& watching the Reds & the Bengals both lose..... i stepped on the scale......and "BAM" 188 LBS is the # that came up:) i am elated.....so the ZERO carb thingy did do something good :o..... so i guess i will be starting my "maintaining" journey!!!!!!!!!>>>>>> all i can say is "THANK YOU" Doug & Umpa for your help & support.... and wish ALL FTS folks new & old "GOOD LUCK" going forward 8)

PS... Doug i am not giving up on the 32" waist you mentioned!!!!!!! >>>> that is what i will be working on:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: gonnagetthere on August 29, 2010, 05:30:51 AM
Congrats Gary , thought you got rid of me didnt you ?  I know you feel like a different person !


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on August 29, 2010, 06:54:43 AM
Wow, how wonderful for you!  Congratulatons!!  I know I said this before, but you are an inspiration to us all!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on August 29, 2010, 06:58:02 AM
Gary, how tall are you?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on August 29, 2010, 08:47:53 AM
Katary you are a inspiration!You have conquered and I am very proud of you! The lessons you have learned will be with you forever!***HUGZ***


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 29, 2010, 08:54:41 AM
Congrats Gary....now lets talk maintenance if you wish to stay where you are. Begin slowly......very slowly. add 10 carbs back into your eating plan per week until the scale stops moving down. once you stabilize stop and see where you are in your counts. Stay within that range and keep weekly weighins until you're comfortable that you've found your personal balance point.

I suggest you always stay away from refined sugar foods and grain based foods like breads, pasta etc... You have broken the sugar addiction but it WILL come back if you eat these types of foods. , instead decide what fruits and veggies you miss the most and add one per week into the party.

I find myself very comfortable on maintenance, I enjoy Umpas low sugar baked goods and candies for sweets, an apple a week (usually takes a week to eat one) and I rarely if ever break the 20 carb per day intake point. For me breaking 20 carbs per day will make the pants get tight....been there done that...don't want to go back.  >:( Your help to the other members of this FTS family has been and I'm sure will continue to be invaluable and I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say thanks and;

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Cyndi on August 29, 2010, 09:15:42 AM
So blessed by your life Gary! You may never know the impact of the inspiration you have caused
us to see in our hearts! Thank you for following the Plan with great obedience and confidence!
I have tears in the beauty of it all being revealed right before our eyes~

Lord bless us.... every one of us!
We will get there too folks!
Keep moving forward Fat to Skinny Soldiers!! This is a NEW DAY! Amen! ......ONWARD MARCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \:D/



Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 29, 2010, 09:29:35 AM
wowza:) Doug no worries.... sugar will be my enemy till the end of my life(which by the way,will be considerably longer thanks to you) Donna i am 6'3" tall:) and thank you to everyone:) now i just have to find a freakin JoB:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on August 29, 2010, 03:32:57 PM
Have you seen the new "Chips Ahoy" commercial?  A little ditty about ....there's a lot of JOY in Chips Ahoy........ Doug (mine) changed it to ...........there's a LOT of sugar in those little boogers!  That really cracked me up and still makes me smile.  Sugar IS the enemy forever!
Congratulations Gary and thanks for sharing your journey!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 29, 2010, 06:31:01 PM
Gary....have you considered UNDERWARE MODEL?  :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 29, 2010, 06:39:33 PM
uhhhhhh.... dont wear'em :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on August 29, 2010, 06:55:08 PM
T M I

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on August 29, 2010, 07:11:00 PM
Umm....


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Cyndi on August 29, 2010, 08:27:56 PM
...eww ...p u ! ...lol  :-\   o man...i can't look at you the same way anymore!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 29, 2010, 09:30:38 PM
hello.... i'm J O K I N G ...... around ...you know kidding...uhhhh...pulling your leg.....etc etc etc 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Cyndi on August 29, 2010, 10:56:11 PM
ok...whew!!  :D  :D Praise the Lord! we can sleep now~~ lol... blessings to all... nite nite!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 07, 2010, 07:51:13 AM
maintaining is harder than i thought:) wow,a week of trying to maintain my new weight:) &  i would say i failed miserably :( gained 4 lbs to 192 lbs:( i didn't go over 20 carbs any day during the past week??? but i did back off on physical activity.... i ate a few different foods...more salads,less meats & cheeses... back to the drawing board i suppose???? Doug i am guessing that my maintenance # of carbs could be lower than 20 right?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: downeast on September 08, 2010, 06:15:41 AM
Don't call it failure, Gary, call it learning pains. You and your body are both adjusting to alot of new things, so it will take a while to figure out what works best for you.  :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 08, 2010, 08:19:19 AM
yeah i know...   :D just was hoping to stay where i was,i am okay with it,especially when people are telling me i look " anorexic" i suppose a person can get too skinny,but i just don't see it :-\


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on September 08, 2010, 10:30:34 AM
This is going to sound silly, but I saw somewhere to put something over your face like a mask and then look at yourself in the mirror.  We find it hard to see the new image and still see the old one.  Supposedly with your face covered you can look in the mirror with a critical eye, because you are just looking at a "body".  This may help you see what others see.  From the pictures you posted you don't look anorexic, they are probably just jealous that they are not where you are.  Congratulations again on reaching your goal.  You seem like a pretty determined guy so I am sure you will do well with maintaining this for the rest of your life.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SkinnyPittsburghGirl on September 08, 2010, 11:35:32 AM
Just wondering how things are going now?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 08, 2010, 03:34:35 PM
This is not a diet it is a lifestyle change.Once you clean the poison out of your system keep it out.You will only find the amount of carbs you can eat after you lose your weight by adding them back until you start to gain.It is the only way to find your number.Thats all you are doing Katary.Find your number.This is where the scale will help. ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 08, 2010, 03:42:57 PM
uhhhhhh.... yes i know its not a diet:) i have ZERO thoughts of putting the poison back in...lol i am zealotlike in that regard... i am searching for my "number" i just thought it would be at least 20... but i guess its less than that:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 08, 2010, 03:50:32 PM
I know you know Katary but not everyone reading this does :D That number will vary after you settle into your new body and dependant on activity level.When i work out i can eat alot  more carbs then when I am working at my desk doing contracts.I adjust my carb level depending on what activities i am going to be doing.This is only for people though that have lost their weight not people still trying to lose.We should probally have a maintanance board though because there are alot of people that have lost their weight already. ;) i will bring it up to doug


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 08, 2010, 03:52:00 PM
O I C  :) ;) :D ;D :o 8) ::)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 09, 2010, 02:07:04 PM
Hi Pal, sorry for the delayed response, crazy busy schedule has kept me away from the forum this week. Here's the deal, it sounds like you have the same metabolism as I do....walk down the bread isle and BAM!! two pounds come on  :o. I've found over the years that I must stay under 20 carbs per day to maintain my weight, I actually rarely exceed 15. This is never a problem for me because as you know we've replaced and continue to replace every type of food we want and I eat great. As you know I'm not a couch potato...I'm an active guy and you also know I detest the gym. I refuse to get into a habit of eating that REQUIRES exercise to battle the food. To me that's a sure fired way to end up FAT again...why....because getting older, or hurt or simply slowing down and falling out of a scheduled exercise routine is inevitable so why set myself up for failure. In my mind staying thin WITHOUT the requirement of exercise makes far more sense. That way if I do find myself more sedentary in the future I'm already eating to stay thin. Make sense?

I'm sure as you move along you'll find your happy spot, when you do it will be easy...easy....easy...to maintain.  8)

Soooo did I read in another post that 34 inch pants are loose on you :) That 32 inch waste I predicted for you is in sight!!  ::)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 11, 2010, 12:02:14 PM
yup Doug i am happy with where i am, and i really have no desire to increase my daily carb intake:) and last nite was part 1 of my 30 yr class reunion,i cant even begin to count all of the positive comments i received from my former class mates:) we had a blast...tonite is part 2,its just amazing how much some people change & how little others do......i wore my new 34" waist jeans last nite and they were loose,and i felt like i was on top of the world!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 11, 2010, 12:51:43 PM
I'm really happy for you Gary, have a great time tonight!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 14, 2010, 07:21:03 AM
wow what a weekend....its Tuesday and i am just now feeling back up to par:) great catching up with old classmates...that being said my maintenance went well....especially considering that i completely lost count of how many miller lites i consumed:) lost 1 lb and sit at 191lbs,oh and i finally got a picture taken with my clothes on:) can you tell the difference?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on September 14, 2010, 07:32:09 AM
I didn't know you even HAD clothes, figured you were into one of those nudist lifestyles or something! ha


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 14, 2010, 07:34:34 AM
lol...well Donna truth be told,if the reunion would of been at our house,clothes would have been optional!!!! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 14, 2010, 08:20:10 AM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on September 14, 2010, 09:20:21 AM
Great picture Katary.  It must have been wonderful for you to walk into your reunion feeling confident.  I'm sure there are others that didn't go because they were not feeling so good about themselves.  Congrats on your successful journey and may it continue.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on September 14, 2010, 10:00:31 AM
Ok I think it's time to stop katary. You dont need to lose another pound!  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SherriPie on September 14, 2010, 10:04:42 AM
Katary you look fantastic!! Way to inspire us all!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 14, 2010, 11:25:25 AM
You are quite an inspiration yourself Sherri!!!!! 91 pounds gone :o Way to go girl, keep showin em the way  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 14, 2010, 11:58:19 AM
lol...come on beebs:) i gotta get to that 32" waist Doug challenged me with or I'll consider it a total loss!!!!! (that's not true) ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 14, 2010, 12:03:17 PM
Hi There Gary!

Looking great there young man!!!  :) :) :) :) :)
You are a true inspiration to the rest of us!

As was said before, your body is adjusting to the new you.
So don't be too freaked out about the small ups and downs.
Just follow Doug's advise and allow what you eat (not exercise) dictate your weight.
After you system settles down with the new you, you may be able to eat more carbs than you think.

Now about the brewsky...
The same thing happened to me a week or so ago when I had a few beers one evening.
I otherwise stayed true to F2S and lost 1 pound by the next morning anyway.

I also noticed a 3-day weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) "delay".
By otherwise staying true to F2S caused another several pounds to fall off after the "delay".

However, I know that those nasty "carbs" are evil sneaky devils and can fool you. >:(
And knowing that alcohol increases blood triglycerides, it makes me leery.
That's why I've resolved to not imbibe in the brew (or other alcohol) more than once a month.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 14, 2010, 12:06:49 PM
sounds like a plan ;) monthly party at Tony's place :o i will NOT be the designated driver!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 14, 2010, 12:07:28 PM
Hi Sherri!

I agree with Doug.
You too are an inspiration as well. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm looking forward to hear about how you will deal with weight maintenance with F2S.
Keep up what you're doing and you'll be there before you know it!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 14, 2010, 12:17:11 PM
no doubt Sherri, or anyone else that loses weight,sticks with it, doesn't give up ..... that can be nothing but an inspiration >>>>> crossing the finish line is all that matters here!!!! doesn't matter how long it takes to get there!!!!! just finish the race and you're automatically a winner,failure only results if you quit the race.....I've quit the race many,many times in the past,but THIS TIME was the time i FINISHED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the rewards are SWEETER than you'll ever know..... unless of course you join me at the finish line :o don't quit, I'll be here waiting to HiGh fIvE each and every one of you as you cross the FiNiSHlInE ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TTnomore on September 14, 2010, 12:22:08 PM
Great job, Gary!! When can we expect some more of your fabulous culinary creations? How is the job search going???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 14, 2010, 12:35:34 PM
job search is moving along slowly ??? i have one place in the process of a backround check and another I'm 1 of 18 final candidates for 4 positions i hope to find out the answer on both by the end of the week(fingers crossed)
fabulous culinary creations??? i wouldn't go that far..lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on September 14, 2010, 12:42:16 PM
Katary, I heard on the John Tesh radion program that when you go for a job interview to lean in towards your interviewer when you speak.  He said that is some kind of body language that says you are a go-getter.  I also am job hunting so I usually listen when he talks about job interviews.  Here is a link to his website that has job interview suggestions, maybe something will help.
http://www.tesh.com/ittrium/visit/A1x97x1y1xa5x1x76y1x2449x1x9b (http://www.tesh.com/ittrium/visit/A1x97x1y1xa5x1x76y1x2449x1x9b)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on September 14, 2010, 12:47:26 PM
OMG, Gary. I have to take dramamine to read your post, you silly silly man!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on September 14, 2010, 01:02:21 PM
You dont want to get to thin.  :P


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TTnomore on September 14, 2010, 03:21:29 PM
fingers and toes crossed!!!..........someone please pick me up when I fall down ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 15, 2010, 07:55:12 AM
lol...that reminds me of an episode of seinfeld...with the "close talker" hey, but at this point i am willing to try anything:) thanks ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 15, 2010, 08:05:51 AM
Fingers crossed! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on September 15, 2010, 06:34:47 PM
Praying for your success in the job hunt Gary, that just exactly the right one will turn up for you!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 15, 2010, 06:38:25 PM
ThAnKs EvErYoNe:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on September 15, 2010, 07:13:10 PM
If they knew of your FTS story they would hire you in a minute..You showed us all your determination and capability to reach your goals!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 27, 2010, 12:07:41 PM
still hanging out at 190lbs:) went to the pet store this weekend to pick up food for the pups.... got 2 40lbs bags of kibble...and thought to myself, this is almost how much weight i've lost on FTS:) i picked up both bags and almost fell over....man how did i ever walk from point A to point B ???? thank God i found FTS before it got any worse than it was ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on September 27, 2010, 12:24:47 PM
Gary, I did the same with a 40 pound bag of dog food this weekend! It was an awesome realization!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 27, 2010, 12:29:47 PM
Nice hearing from you Gary!
I hope all is well with you and your's.
I'm also happy to hear that you are still at your goal weight.

A good way to "keep the faith" in this lifestyle is to pick up objects (like bags of pet food, potatoes, etc.) and compare the heaviness we feel lifting them to the weight we've lost.

This really brings perspective to those conceptual objects (numbers on the scale) with reality.

I recently picked up a 20 lb. sack of potatoes at the store and was very encouraged.

I look forward to picking up 40 lb. bags of dog food for the experience!... It won't be long!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on September 27, 2010, 02:05:32 PM
Gary, so glad to hear you are maintaining your goal weight.  That is so encouraging to the rest of us.  Love the dog food story, it really puts things into perspective.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 27, 2010, 02:42:10 PM
Next time you look at the kibble check out the first ingredient. You'll find in most cases the first ingredient is cornmeal! I always buy dog food for the kids that has the first ingredient as turkey, chicken or lamb.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 27, 2010, 03:18:25 PM
The breeder who sold us our miniature schnauzer (as an 8-week old pup) said to NOT feed him any dog food with cornmeal (or other grain) as the first or second ingredient.

She also said, coincidentally, to look for the first and second ingredients being turkey, chicken, soy, or lamb. She also indicated that most of those name brand expensive dog foods (heavy with grains) really are not very good for dogs (or anyone else for that matter).

The rule of thumb is be sure the first (preferably first two) ingredient(s) is/are protein based.

He's now five years old and as healthy as ever!
So it's always been, and will be low-carb for our pooch!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on September 28, 2010, 05:49:54 AM
Gary, you look amazing and your family is BEAUTIFUL and the picture of health! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 28, 2010, 07:18:30 AM
Your a superstar Katary! I am so happy for you!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 06, 2010, 10:53:15 AM
TY TY TY:) hey doug are you still in ketosis? i went for a physical yesterday and after the urine test the nurse ask me if i was on some type of radical weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) program,she told me i was in ketosis......just wondered if after you lost all your fat and are maintaining if staying in ketosis was what to expect? other than that i am at 189 lbs:) and am 99% sure that i have finally found a JoB:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on October 06, 2010, 11:26:46 AM
Gary we will keep our fingers crossed that you 100% have found a job.  I love hearing that you are maintaining your weight, I find it so inspiring.  Let us know when you hear about the job. Good luck!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on October 06, 2010, 12:56:52 PM
Good luck on the job Gary!!!  :) :) :) :) :)

Looking forward to Doug's feedback on this.
But according to my doctor, if you are otherwise healthy and test for ketosis after fasting for 12+ hours and show ketosis, it means you are burning body fat. Otherwise, it's the result of burning (and not storing) energy from your last meal.

I bought some Ketostix to test for ketosis.
I usually test first thing in the morning once a week be sure my body stays in fat burning (ketosis) mode.
According to doc, as long as even a few ketones are present, my body not storing any fat and is actively burning it.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: nikiniki9doors on October 06, 2010, 02:47:09 PM
TY TY TY:) hey doug are you still in ketosis? i went for a physical yesterday and after the urine test the nurse ask me if i was on some type of radical weight loss ([url]http://www.fattoskinny.com/[/url]) program,she told me i was in ketosis......just wondered if after you lost all your fat and are maintaining if staying in ketosis was what to expect? other than that i am at 189 lbs:) and am 99% sure that i have finally found a JoB:)


katary ... i see we are around the same BMI and weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) goal ... can I ask how long it took you to reach your goal weight?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 06, 2010, 02:53:59 PM
i started on april 12th...this particular thread is about my journey:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on October 06, 2010, 03:03:57 PM
Hey Gary I hope your job comes through ! Are you still losing or holding at the same weight ? I guess your just using what you eat as fuel maybe thats why you will not  gain weight back that would be nice wouldnt it ? Did you see my ticker ?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on October 06, 2010, 05:14:06 PM
Fingers crossed for your new job! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: nikiniki9doors on October 06, 2010, 05:18:51 PM
i started on april 12th...this particular thread is about my journey:)

amazing!!! you are an inspiration!!! I cant wait to see if I can achieve what you have in 5.5 months!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on October 06, 2010, 05:22:12 PM
been praying for your job search, u been mighty quiet lately :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 06, 2010, 06:23:55 PM
Hi Gary, first let me say I've got my fingers crossed for you with the job! I've been on maintenance now for about 5-6 years and my weight fluctuates up and down 10-15 pounds depending on my activity level and my portion intake. I bounce in and out of ketosis all the time as will you. When fat burns ketones are present....and there's always a bit of fat to burn :) It doesn't surprise me that you're still leaning out stored fat even if the scale has leveled off. Your body will replace tissue with additional lean muscle mass from the high protein you're still eating and the exercise routine you're on. I wouldn't give it a second thought. 

By the way I just had my blood drawn and my triglycerides were 64 :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on October 06, 2010, 06:27:35 PM
that is great news  Doug & that is good to know about the keytone ,mouseissue was right on the head !


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 06, 2010, 06:34:06 PM
Well hello Jo, welcome back! I see that ticker is dropping  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 07, 2010, 07:45:58 AM
yes jo i see your ticker ;D congrats!!!!!! stay strong:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on October 07, 2010, 08:16:05 AM
I want to be strong like you , Gary had you tried to lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) before or was this your first time ?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on October 07, 2010, 08:17:27 AM
Super Gary!!! Beebs misses the evil twin....


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on October 07, 2010, 10:51:48 AM
Hi Jo!

It was actually my doctor who was right on the head.

I'm sooooo happy he's supportive of my efforts with F2S.  ;D ;D ;D
Not all doctors support low-carbing.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 09, 2010, 07:30:40 AM
 ;) its official ....started a new job yesterday:) piece of cake (no thank you) LoL ...packed my little cooler full of ice cold H2O... took a bag of almonds and out the door i went:) prior to my FTS success i would have walked out of the door empty handed & just stopped at every other truck stop for a mountain dew, bag of Doritos,maybe a couple of cheeseburgers....you know the drill... bottom line FTS can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be!! excuses are a dime a dozen>>> a lean healthy body...well its within everyones reach:) but its soooo easy to say.........."nah I'll start tomorrow" "this wont hurt me" "I'm not that fat" "just a little bite" "what's the use" "i cant live without bread" "winter is approaching,my fat clothes will make me look and feel better" "the rest of my family wont eat this way" "this is the millionth time Ive tried to lose weight (http://www.fattoskinny.com/),its not worth it" "i like being fat" "I'll wait till new years & make it my resolution....again" "i am a happy fat person,its the way God intended me to be"

i think that's a dozen excuses...got a dime?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on October 09, 2010, 07:37:39 AM
Congrats on the job !!!! What did you take  for lunch ?I need ideas for bobs lunch .


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on October 09, 2010, 08:03:17 AM
Congratulations Gary!!  You really are starting a new life for the healthy, slim new you.  Find the joy in each day! 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 09, 2010, 08:31:42 AM
Happy for you pal!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on October 09, 2010, 09:05:31 AM
Congrats on the new job Katary! I gotta know who is in your new pic though.....Justin Beiber?? :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 09, 2010, 09:57:54 AM
 8) oh baby,baby,baby...oh baby,baby,baby oh like:) yup me and J.B. are bud's 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: CaliGirl on October 09, 2010, 10:08:05 AM
 :'(

Gosh, I forgot to post the rest of this duh!  ((Sugar withdrawal - numb brain))

Jimmy Surprises Bieber Fan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKEQwvaYI_k&NR=1#ws)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on October 09, 2010, 11:56:17 AM
Such great news Gary, you sound soooo happy ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on October 09, 2010, 01:36:51 PM
That's FANTASTIC news Gary!!! :) :) :) :) :)

With your employment picture dealt with, you can now FULLY enjoy your new life as the new you!

God bless ya pal!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on October 09, 2010, 06:27:31 PM
Nice cardboard cut out Gary lol!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: J.Perry on October 10, 2010, 06:03:28 AM
That is good stuff! 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on October 16, 2010, 02:29:42 PM
Congrats!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 23, 2010, 07:52:01 AM
 ;D been on tour w/my best bud Justin Bieber:) boy is he fun to be around!!!! LOL
   i have to say life was much simpler when i was unemployed...this job thing is taking up way to much of my time....sooooo something had to be eliminated and it was the computer:( anywho i have been sticking with the maintenance of my new self i haven't even had time to weigh myself for a couple of weeks,but today i was a little worried what # i would see when i did step on the scale.......i was using umpa & dougs theory that if the clothes were still loose the scale doesn't matter.... and well it works,still hovering around my goal weight at 190 lbs:) i want to say "welcome" to any new forum members that i have missed over the past few weeks:) sorry but i gave up my computer time and choose to keep my exercise time,one of them had to be cut out,i think i made the right choice!!!!!! also i want to say "great job" to all of the losers.....weight losers over the past few weeks!!!!!!! FTS is tried and true:) but it only works if YOU don't lie to yourself & commit to it wholeheartedly :) no pretending allowed:( all in or all out..................
     face it >>> LiFe iS BeTtEr wHen YoUrE SkInNy:)
                        p.s. Donna i bet the UPS guy couldn't see you....cuz you re so FrEaKiN sKiNnY!!
ooohhhhhhhh baby baby baby......JB is up got to get him his coffee latte:)
              HAvE A GrEaT WeEkEnD!!!!! catch ya later>>>>  :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 23, 2010, 08:14:14 AM
Hi Pal....darn jobs, they tend to do that...eat up time :) It's good to hear from you and I hope you visit occasionally. By this point in your lifestyle change your knowledge of Sugar and the foods to avoid is second nature. You should be able to maintain your new skinny self without much effort.

Stay in touch and keep the faith!  ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on October 23, 2010, 08:31:26 AM
Hi Katary always a pleasure my friend! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on October 23, 2010, 09:15:01 AM
Hey Katary, hope you are enjoying your new job.  I love to hear that maintaining your weight is no problem.  Thanks for being such an inspiration!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on October 23, 2010, 09:19:17 AM
Gary- I miss having you post new recipes and videos!
I hope that you will continue to drop by, at least weekly and keep us entertained!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: DoreenBar on October 23, 2010, 09:19:47 AM
Good Luck To You Always... ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on October 23, 2010, 11:55:31 AM
Hi there Gary!
Nice to hear from you again!

Most of us have lost weight before in our lives. Some of us LOTS of weight.
For me, losing weight was always the easy part... Keeping it off was IMPOSIBLE!.

Knowing that F2S maintenance is going well for you inspires me.
Your testimony reinforces the belief that I can do this comfortably for the rest of my life!

God bless you in you new job and thanks pal!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SherriPie on October 23, 2010, 12:27:10 PM
Congratulations on the new Job! You're gonna rock it!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on October 23, 2010, 05:34:26 PM
for reals Gary we been crying  :'(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 24, 2010, 07:04:47 AM
:) Tony it has been very easy to maintain so far.... due to time constraints my walking time has been cut from hours everyday to 30-45 minutes per day,but i do it religiously each and everyday:) also i make time twice per week for about 1-1.5 hours on the boflex and that's it as far as exercise goes...food wise i really don't even count carbs any more,i just don't eat any foods that i know are high carb and i don't over eat, those 2 rules along with the minimal exercise have kept me where i am:) i really don't even feel tempted to stray under any circumstances... even today it is hard for me to wrap my brain around where i was 6 months ago & where i am now,i pulled out all of my "fat" winter clothes the other day OMG.....to think this past winter my fatass was bursting out of those things... today both myself and my wife.....hell and maybe even a dog can fit in them all at the same time....and still have room to move around:) well it is just unbelievable :) StAy aWay FrOm tHe cAnDy nExT WeEkEnD!!!!!!! SuGaR KiLLS!!!!!:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on October 24, 2010, 08:12:50 AM
Hi Katary.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on October 24, 2010, 12:04:29 PM
... StAy aWay FrOm tHe cAnDy nExT WeEkEnD!!!!!!! SuGaR KiLLS!!!!!:(

Hi Gary!

Before I started the F2S lifestyle, I had a MEAN >:( sweet tooth!
Almost EVERY NIGHT after dinner, I would eat 8-12 Mars candy bar Mini-Favorites or 4-6 oz. of Jelly Bellies.
On other nights it was some other high-carb high-sugar dessert.

Now, most nights, I have a sugar free 0 carb Jell-O gelatin cup (sometimes with Redi-Whip).
I will occasionally have other low-carb deserts as well.

Thanks to F2S, I no longer find it difficult to say "NO" to the sugary treats. They don't tempt me at all like they used to.
Before, I almost always had to say "YES" to them.

After sugar detox... Everything changed!

Thank God for F2S!!!
 :) :) :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on October 24, 2010, 01:28:00 PM
You can get sugar free jelly bellies..... ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on October 24, 2010, 04:56:04 PM
beebs, I can't eat the sugar free jelly bellies, they give me stomach cramps >:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on November 04, 2010, 08:08:49 PM
yowza:) since last time we spoke i've lost 2 lbs without even trying:) back down to 188lbs,this JOB is really cramping my style :( lose the fat & be young again:) peace out!!!! :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on November 05, 2010, 04:16:55 AM
Sheesh. That was like a run by talking.....  ???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on November 05, 2010, 04:29:24 AM
i know thats what this job is doing to me:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on November 05, 2010, 09:06:49 AM
Always a pleasure Katary my friend! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on November 05, 2010, 09:41:01 AM
Poopy!  ???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on November 05, 2010, 09:50:21 AM
Happy to hear you are still kickin' !


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on November 05, 2010, 12:44:36 PM
Keep on truckin', Gary!  :)

The inspiration you instill continues to grow!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on November 24, 2010, 08:12:11 PM
 8) okay>>>> HaPpY ThAnKsgIvInG to everyone!!!!!!
        the job thing is still claiming my soul:(
              however i will be starting a new job next wednesday: better pay and better hours:)
                  with that new job came another physical...... weight still the same:) i asked the nurse to check my keytones & am happy to report that they are now in the normal range,so i must be on the money with my carb intake....while also keeping my weight exactly where my goal was set!!!!!!! i'm a happy camper ;D.

PuSh yOuRsElF AwAY FrOm tHe tAbLe tOmOrRoW:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on November 25, 2010, 09:55:02 PM
Stay in touch pal.... happy for you :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on November 26, 2010, 07:58:29 AM
Congrats on the new job Gary!!  Happy to hear all is going well!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on November 26, 2010, 08:03:22 AM
Happy Holidays Katary! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on November 26, 2010, 09:04:32 AM
Happy to hear about the New, new job!  Miss you on the forum but congratulations on your continued success. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on December 11, 2010, 08:48:40 AM
 ;) the new job is tons better:) they are having a christmas party tonite at a brazilian steak house....... should be fun, still staying at my goal weight within 3 lbs either way when i do a weekly weigh-in......and have had zero problems eating lo-carb along the way....busy day ahead going christmas shopping before the party tonite>>> happy holidays to EvErYoNe!!!!!!

                   P.S. dont over do it this holiday season months of success can be derailed in a week:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on December 11, 2010, 08:53:54 AM
Great advice Gary, merry merry :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on December 11, 2010, 09:02:34 AM
Happy to hear that your new job is going well.  Have fun at your Christmas party tonight.  It makes me very happy when I hear that you are not having any problems maintaining the FTS way.  Thank you for keeping us posted. 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on December 11, 2010, 09:07:22 AM
Merry Christmas Gary !!!!! Have fun tonight


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on December 11, 2010, 01:16:40 PM
;) the new job is tons better:) they are having a christmas party tonite at a brazilian steak house....... should be fun, still staying at my goal weight within 3 lbs either way when i do a weekly weigh-in......and have had zero problems eating lo-carb along the way....busy day ahead going christmas shopping before the party tonite>>> happy holidays to EvErYoNe!!!!!!

                   P.S. dont over do it this holiday season months of success can be derailed in a week:(

Happy to hear that the F2S lifestyle is working so well for you and you're easily staying near goal weight.
I look forward to be where you are, my friend... You are still an inspiration to us all!

Hopefully, your new job will afford you more time to visit us a bit more often.

Have fun at the party tonight and don't let the crowds at the stores get to ya.

God bless you and yours at Christmas!!!



Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on December 28, 2010, 05:05:35 PM
well i was super afraid to step on the scale anytime soon...... after almost 3 weeks of absolutely ZERO exercise i was terrified that i would see an awful # but i just couldnt stop myself from weighing in..... and i was sooooo happy to see that i had gained>>>>>> 1 FREAKIN LB:)
    sooooo just eating lo-carb seems to keep me where i am & that was today after the christmas holiday:) (which was wonderful for us by the way)  ;D i didnt cheat, but i did eat a larger quantity of lo-carb goodies!!!!!!
              HaPpY NeW YeArS wIsHeS To aLl oF YoU!!!!!!!

                                  dont over do the booze and FAT foods that go with it this weekend!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on December 28, 2010, 06:00:14 PM
That's great Katary!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on December 28, 2010, 06:08:37 PM
Pom Poms out again Gary ,have a Happy New Year !


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on December 29, 2010, 08:03:01 AM
Happy New Years to you and your beautiful girls! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on December 29, 2010, 08:17:34 AM
Keep on keeping on skinny man!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on December 29, 2010, 04:44:26 PM
 ;Dhey doug i heard you this morning on the radio!!!!! 700 WLW in cincy:) great job dude!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on December 30, 2010, 08:20:40 AM
Thanks, it's always fun to play on the radio :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on December 30, 2010, 04:13:43 PM
Wow Gary!... Only 1 pound gained with NO exercise for almost 3 weeks!... That's fantastic!!!  :) :) :)

I find it so reassuring to hear such testimonies about F2S.
They tell me that as long as I eat right (i.e. low-carb), I do not need to fear regaining weight that I've lost.

It bears out what Doug said in his book about exercise and weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/).
That is, that we should exercise for good health but eat right for weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) or weight maintenance.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on December 31, 2010, 08:44:42 AM
Wow Gary!... Only 1 pound gained with NO exercise for almost 3 weeks!... That's fantastic!!!  :) :) :)

I find it so reassuring to hear such testimonies about F2S.
They tell me that as long as I eat right (i.e. low-carb), I do not need to fear regaining weight that I've lost.

It bears out what Doug said in his book about exercise and weight loss ([url]http://www.fattoskinny.com/[/url]).
That is, that we should exercise for good health but eat right for weight loss ([url]http://www.fattoskinny.com/[/url]) or weight maintenance.



Yes Tony, that's so important to point out. If you do not exercise and are gaining weight look at the food first to resolve the weight problem then add the exercise if so inclined. This way you'll learn to eat the proper mix and quantity for your own personal metabolism and weight will never be a problem for you again whether you exercise or not  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 01, 2011, 11:56:17 PM
okay guys, exercise isn't the end all be all for losing weight,i know when i 1st started on FTS i was way too FAT to even fathom exercise....how ever i do believe that if you are losing weight and want to be healthy a minimal amount of exercise is warrented and should be implemented into your plan....but as Doug says its NOT a requirement to lose LBS. once you start losing though would it kill you to take a walk? or do some weight training? for me personally i feel tons better with some type of workout...no matter how minimal it may seem.....and you'll sleep tons better if you make it a regular thing in your life...it just makes your whole system function better if you ask me.....but the food choices are the most important.... find the lo-carb foods you like and stick to them.... if you re just starting out i would just find a core menu that you like and stick to it......and save the experimenting for when you start losing as opposed to trying all the different recipes right off the bat...you have to be committed and have the right mindset...starting and stopping and starting and stopping etc etc will not work, and the built in excuses that you've been using all of your life are super lame,but i will say that the forum members will always welcome you back with open arms...... just like you will always do in your own mind...even though you don't want to hear it,i must say it...YOU HAVE TO DO IT FOR YOURSELF.....we cant do it for you...... is it your time????? today....to find yourself??? or is this just another day where you lie to yourself & everyone else?????....blah blah blah read the book,it works....for me and countless others,the only reason it wont work for you..... well,is because of you.... do you want it bad enough????? or would you prefer to maintain your current FATNESS???? to me that is a stupid question......GoOd lUcK IN ThE NeW YeAr;) sorry if anyone is offended:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on January 02, 2011, 08:05:13 AM
Too tired after reading all that to consider being offended. Whew Im gonna go take a nap!  ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on January 02, 2011, 09:58:00 AM
Words of wisdom from a former FAT guy,  :o well said Gary  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on January 02, 2011, 10:03:41 AM
I agree with Katary that you should start out with the basics.  You should learn the FTS program well before you start experimenting with all of the recipes.  The baked goods and sweets are meant as a treat or something to help get you through a rough spot, not as part of your every day eating plan.  We all aspire to be where Katary is right now.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on January 02, 2011, 03:55:23 PM
You always give great advive! Thats why we love ya! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 11, 2011, 01:53:34 PM
lots of snow here in ky:( no work today,so ive been out shoveling snow most of the morning.....burning off those nasty carbs:) got back to my walking program...at least for the last 10 days and with that came a loss of 2lbs:) to put me back under my goal weight by 1 lb.
     how sweet is that???? lots sweeter than any carb laden foods i could be killing myself with:)
       hope all is well out there in FTS land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on January 11, 2011, 02:13:05 PM
Yay Katary, keep inspiring us. 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on January 11, 2011, 02:27:59 PM
Keep the faith Gary!

Your testimony provides hope to those who wonder; "If I can get my weight off, will I be able to keep it off?".
I'm looking forward to be where you are, my friend!

Tony


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: paulachappell on January 11, 2011, 04:08:45 PM
Happy New year Gary and way to hang in there ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on January 12, 2011, 09:15:58 AM
Make us a big FTS snowman buddy  :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 15, 2011, 01:04:31 AM
life changing ......????? FTS is just that!!! my heartfelt ty's to Doug and this family for changing my life with the knowledge provided. that being said you cannot reach your goals by just "reading the book" no it's not that simple,you have to be able to adhere to the principles that Doug provides:) please don't let this be another time where you buy a book and then get hyped up .......only to lay the book down,forget about it,and continue to follow the path of obesity to your grave:(....this is the truth,and is factual,but if you yourself cannot take the time to read the book & dedicate yourself to a better life.....then you'll just be another victim of your own excuses & false reasons for being the way you are.....the way we are,or for many,the way we were. if you really want it for yourself...here it is,your chance to shed from your life the misery you've been living,don't kid yourself....it sucks being fat,don't let this moment pass you by,my life is totally different now than it was just 9 short months ago....and i wish the same for every soul that is on this forum,please for your own sake,make this the LAST time that you go shopping for a DIET book & commit yourself to this life changing way of living!!!!! or i suppose you could just keep killing yourself with sugar:(   really it is that simple....sugar makes you FAT & fat makes you MISERABLE...... cut out the sugar.........ReAd tHe boOk aNd LiVe aLoT lOnGeR :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on January 15, 2011, 12:53:20 PM
I agree wholeheartedly Gary!  :)

I'm not halfway to my goal, yet my life has already changed for the better...
I have more energy. I look better. I feel better. I AM better!!!

The Good Lord has provided a real blessing in FTS for anyone who wants it enough to grab hold of it and live it.
Anyone who wants this blessing badly enough, will receive it!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on January 17, 2011, 09:11:47 AM
 :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 23, 2011, 10:06:26 AM
i karaoked for the 1st time in my life last nite...... look out american idol here i come,lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on January 23, 2011, 10:08:00 AM
did you put it on you tube ?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on January 23, 2011, 10:23:58 AM
i karaoked for the 1st time in my life last nite...... look out american idol here i come,lol
Move over Justin Bieber!!  What a difference to feel confident that people will only critique your singing and not what you look like. I'm sure you had a blast!!  Just think of all the great experiences you have coming ahead of you!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 23, 2011, 10:27:01 AM
LOL.....no way Jo,it was a sobering experience>>> literally, i sucked,but i've always wanted to do it... so i guess i'll just check it off of my "to do" list and move forward ..... making a mental note as i go, that i cannot carry a tune in a bucket:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on January 23, 2011, 02:59:53 PM
LOL.....no way Jo,it was a sobering experience>>> literally, i sucked,but i've always wanted to do it... so i guess i'll just check it off of my "to do" list and move forward ..... making a mental note as i go, that i cannot carry a tune in a bucket:(

Don't worry about it Gary.
You've got Justin there to help you out with the vocals... :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 25, 2011, 09:07:17 AM
for the over 2000 new members that have joined since i posted this:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atTPwcmXFAQ&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atTPwcmXFAQ&feature=player_embedded#)!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on January 25, 2011, 09:50:01 AM
You've helped lots of people Gary, keep up the great work :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on January 25, 2011, 10:38:36 AM
Can't watch your video Gary, but I'm sure it is something inspirational.  Sony entertainment does not allow viewers outside the US.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on January 25, 2011, 12:37:22 PM
no kidding even you tube videos?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on January 25, 2011, 01:42:23 PM
no kidding even you tube videos?
We are able to watch Youtube, but not this.
When I clicked on Gary's face I got a black screen that says "This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds".


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on January 25, 2011, 06:29:58 PM
Why does everythig look funny? Weird new buttons n stuff.....


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 25, 2011, 07:24:48 PM
miss a day:( miss a LOT:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on January 25, 2011, 09:50:17 PM
ShihTzuMom1
try clicking on the You Tube logo in the bottom right of the screen to watch it on You Tube


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on January 25, 2011, 10:27:20 PM
No that didn't work either, it still says:
This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on January 26, 2011, 08:00:11 AM
I understand, Gary the music you used is copyrighted and the country of Canada has blocked the video views due to Sony's claims.

BEEBS, the new buttons on your posts allow you to share topics instantly on your Facebook account, Twitter and other social media sites....go ahead and click the Facebook icon and see what happens  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 26, 2011, 04:01:53 PM
lol.... i know the music is copyrighted but it is only blocked in certain countries:( youtube alerted me of that when i posted the video...but they didnt say which countries that included..... one must be canada:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SeaGail on February 01, 2011, 04:59:02 PM
Thank you SOOOOOOOO much Gary ... I really needed that "personal" touch - to see a real person feeling real emotions and providing inspiration.  I am heading to amazon.com shortly to purchase the book.  I'm 59 and have been fighting this for so long, but the time comes when you just can't keep putting if off, and I'm so there.  It's still so hard, and it's been a long time since I've been any where near control of what I eat.  We go to see our grandson on March 12, so although I may still have to ask for a seatbelt extender, I want to feel better.  Again, thank you - you HAVE helped immensely and I look forward to being able to share my success too.

Great music, great video.

Gail in WA (the state)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on February 01, 2011, 05:04:49 PM
Welcome to the family SeaGail, there's lots of caring and loving people here and you'll be welcomed and cared for with open arms :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on February 01, 2011, 05:08:31 PM
Wlcome SeaGail !!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 01, 2011, 05:17:48 PM
AHah:),
     mission accomplished......:)
         I've helped someone:)
          sweeeeeeeeeeet:) :) ;) :D ;D 8)
             Gail...welcome to FTS........it has saved/changed my life forevermore......and if you commit to it....well there is no limit to how "lifechanging" it will be for you.....was it easy? NO...not for the 1st several weeks....was it worth the effort??? YES....and my life if sooooooo much more fulfilling.....
                   Gail....anything at all that you need advice or help with,I'm your guy!!!!
                    you CAN do this:) and WE will help and support you:)
                          so get it,read it, and live it:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on February 01, 2011, 10:43:57 PM
Welcome SeaGail!  You have come to the right place for great recipes and inspiration.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on February 02, 2011, 09:35:29 AM
Welcome Seagal! You just made one of the smartest decisions of your life! And Katary is very inspirational and successful! :)
I am umpa,dougs wife if I can help you please ask.I have a column on the homepage called ask umpa where I can help you convert your favorite foods to fat to skinny friendly.You are gonna love the lifestyle and the forum.There are alot of very successful people here that are more than willing to help you on your journey to good health. :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SeaGail on February 02, 2011, 10:36:07 AM
Wow ... what a wonderful warm welcome from all of you.  I am so touched and anxious to get going (book arrives tomorrow - yea!).   Perfect timing because it will give me time to read the book, figure out recipes I want to make, and go to the store on Saturday (live in a rural area, so the grocery store is 5-1/2 miles away - not a daily trip I tend to make).

Thanks again and can't wait to get going.  I'm not under any illusion that at least initially it will take some determination to get into the good eating habit, but as you all have shown, it absolutely CAN be done, and I'm definitely looking at a permanent change.  Love the videos that I've seen so far - I can see they will be very helpful.

Here's to success in all things!

Gail in WA (the state)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on February 02, 2011, 12:08:05 PM
I know what you mean about rural! I live in Murphy, NC, a mountain town in the farthest west point of NC where Ga/NC/Tn all meet. I am about 10 miles from the grocery store. I have to plan ahead, too. You can do it! Welcome to the FTS family, by the way, and welcome to your new healthy lifestyle! : )


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 02, 2011, 04:23:35 PM
me & coffee....... it's a love affair that transcends all of my other relationships:) at least 4-5 BIG mugs of java everyday:) each and every one with steamed heavy cream and one or a combination of two of these wonderful sugarfree syrups....vanilla,chocolate,caramel, or Cinnamon dolce>>> ;) no hindrance whatsoever during weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) or while maintaining.....ahhhhhhhh i am drinking a big starbucks as we speak:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on February 02, 2011, 05:14:37 PM
GAry stop i want some right now !!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 02, 2011, 05:28:10 PM
 ;D sorry Jo :) i will not stop it...lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on February 02, 2011, 07:29:30 PM
Welcome to the family, SeaGail!  :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 03, 2011, 08:46:46 AM
guess what???????
    a little over 2 weeks since i renewed my commitment to more exercise and i just moved my little ticker guy back 2 more lbs:)
    how sweet is that????
      Doug i am contemplating getting back into the "weight losing" mode...maybe try to hit 180....or just try to hit that 32" waistline you keep bragging about:) i dunno.....maintaining is not as fun as losing:(
   it was always cool to see the lbs coming off.... not quite the same just watching them stay the same,i was really happy to see 2 lbs go away....oh well I'm outta here:) i am off work today. and i am headed out to go shopping for my "SPEEDO" our Florida vacation is not too far off,and i want to look good!!!!!! LOL


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on February 03, 2011, 11:15:54 AM
Although maintaining weight may not be as much fun as losing, it's a fantastic place to be.  :)
I'm so happy for you Gary!  :) :) :)

Having a new goal of size 32 is great!
Once you reach it, think about this... You will never have to step on a scale again (except at your doc's office maybe)!

From that point forward, you will be able to use your clothes to tell you if your putting on weight.
And based on what they "tell" you, you can make adjustments in what you eat and your exercise until they fit comfortably again.

Freedom from FAT!... Freedom from the scale!... I can't think of anything more liberating that that!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on February 03, 2011, 08:07:54 PM
Have fun Gary...that's what matters!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on February 06, 2011, 08:48:28 AM
You go Boy! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 08, 2011, 07:15:41 AM
OMG  :-[
  Krogers had the sugarfree russell stovers candy on sale last week
10 for $10.00 what a deal......... i stocked up big time:) and unfortunately i ate a whole bag last nite:( i hope that they have the lysol toilet bowl cleaner on sale......LOL
    on the bright side i think i may of lost a couple lbs:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on February 08, 2011, 08:11:36 AM
Pom Pom time ?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 08, 2011, 10:24:59 AM
in the aftermath of the "great sugarfree candy explosion" we have 2-3 inches of freshly fallen snow this morning:) temps in the low 20's i bundled up and headed out with the pups:) ..... after a 4+ mile walk in the snow i feel rejuvenated:) bad weather is no excuse for not getting some sort of physical activity in:) it was fun!!!!!!!! have a great day 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on February 10, 2011, 07:59:26 AM
You go Boy! :) I like hiking with my dogs in the snow.Thats how i busted my ankle.My brace will be coming off soon though. :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on February 10, 2011, 11:00:05 AM
You go Boy! :) I like hiking with my dogs in the snow.Thats how i busted my ankle.My brace will be coming off soon though. :)

I've fallen in the stuff so many times, I lost count years ago!
That's why I'm leery of exercise out on the snow and ice.

As you get older, bones heal much more slowly and I HATE casts!!!  >:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 12, 2011, 09:17:40 AM
great day here in northern KY.    sunshine like we haven't seen for what seems like forever:) good day to get something accomplished!!!!!!
   after i drink my coffee ( which by overwhelming majority.... has ZERO carbs ) I'm going to do a quick few reps on the boflex, walk the mutts, wash both cars & head out to find  50th birthday present for the old ball & chain:) its a double whammy!!!!! 02/14/2011:)
    lets go people.....get outta the chair and into the air:) make it happen..... get your blood pulsing thru your body today:) sweat a little:) use your body to accomplish something today!!!!!!!!
    peace out:) 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on February 13, 2011, 08:26:29 AM
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 18, 2011, 05:50:51 PM
what a glorious day here:) off to walk the big sweet doggies..... no changes here:) still maintaining at 1 lb under my goal weight.... i have noticed that as long as i eat the FTS way.... i have been able to eat
  AS MUCH AS I WANT....sometimes more than i should,and still don't gain any weight.... i have even occasionally "cheated" in moderation, but only a few times,and never within  a couple of weeks of each time & still don't gain back any FAT :)
   going the the KY state cheerleading finals tomorrow in bowling green, KY...... Kate's squad made the finals:)...have a great weekend:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on February 18, 2011, 07:55:37 PM
... i have noticed that as long as i eat the FTS way.... i have been able to eat
  AS MUCH AS I WANT....sometimes more than i should,and still don't gain any weight...

Ain't it great to plateau at your goal weight!  ;D
That's one plateau I am looking forward to.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 18, 2011, 08:07:10 PM
;) yes it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 20, 2011, 12:56:01 AM
the only reason i need to keep liv'in the FTS way:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on February 20, 2011, 07:50:06 AM
She's a cutie Gary! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on February 20, 2011, 08:39:51 AM
Wow she is so beautiful!!Must take after your wife! :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on February 20, 2011, 08:52:08 AM
Your daughter is beautiful Gary!  How did her cheer squad do? 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 20, 2011, 09:25:59 AM
lol.... i felt so proud yet so sorry for Kate's cheer squad... you could tell that they put their hearts & souls into their routine.... but they still came up short as far as placing for any kind of trophy:( she was a great sport,as they were announcing the winners for each category,i was panning her squad with the video camera.... just in case they got called up.... and i noticed that she was the only member of her team that was applauding as the winners were announced... it made me feel good & i made a point of telling her how proud i was of her effort...but even more so for the way she reacted in the face of defeat:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on February 20, 2011, 12:38:30 PM
... as they were announcing the winners for each category,i was panning her squad with the video camera.... just in case they got called up.... and i noticed that she was the only member of her team that was applauding as the winners were announced... it made me feel good & i made a point of telling her how proud i was of her effort...but even more so for the way she reacted in the face of defeat:)

WOW!!!... Now that's something that will make a father's heart jump for joy!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Good sportsmanship is a learned trait (almost always from dads).
This is a testimony of how good a father you have been to her.

With young people like her around, our future holds a lot of hope.

Kudos to you and your daughter, Gary!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on February 21, 2011, 08:28:49 AM
I know you most be proud! One of the things I love about all my kids is they are very kind. :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 21, 2011, 02:57:33 PM
a byproduct of me being on FTS:) the top pic was of kate before i started FTS the bottom pic is from this past weekend..... does she eat FTS 100% of the time...no.... is she completely aware of how it works and the benefits of it.....YES...... she counts carbs like nobody's business & since ive been getting healthy....she just decided to do the same,all on her own
    .............. ThAt'S My gIrL:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on February 21, 2011, 03:12:39 PM
That is great that Kate has learned healthy eating along with you.  She certainly has a great example to follow. 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 21, 2011, 04:53:18 PM
 :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on February 21, 2011, 05:00:38 PM
a byproduct of me being on FTS:) the top pic was of kate before i started FTS the bottom pic is from this past weekend..... does she eat FTS 100% of the time...no.... is she completely aware of how it works and the benefits of it.....YES...... she counts carbs like nobody's business & since ive been getting healthy....she just decided to do the same,all on her own
    .............. ThAt'S My gIrL:)

Another testament to what a great example you've set!!!  :)
This example will help maximize the quantity and quality of years you and your daughter will be around to enjoy each others' company.
One of the most precious things this life has to offer.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mmcooks1234 on February 21, 2011, 11:42:28 PM
Wow, Gary it reads like a novel this journey of yours.  I started reading and couldn't stop until I finished the last post.

I wonder have you reread your posts? 

The hard work and dedication you have put into everything from losing the weight, gaining insight, getting 2 jobs, and now maintaining.  You make THIS all seem possible. 

You have just single handedly killed every excuse possible for not doing it. 


Thank you for allowing us to go through your journey with you.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on February 22, 2011, 06:18:25 AM
Gary Is The Man !!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on February 22, 2011, 07:37:14 AM
Yay Gary!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 22, 2011, 05:54:36 PM
lol......yes i do reread my posts:) about once a month or so i start at the beginning and go to the end..... just to keep myself grounded....I've lost weight before...only to gain it back over time.... i vow to never let that happen again!!!!!! so just to remind myself of where i was & where i am, i like to "relive" from April 12Th to present:) and  to be honest with you it helps me immensely and keeps me motivated!!!!!!!!
             and from me to all of you it is more than POSSIBLE:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Countrygirl on February 23, 2011, 02:41:14 PM
Yay Gary!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 25, 2011, 10:41:46 PM
chicken wings are awesome:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Countrygirl on February 27, 2011, 01:04:37 PM
I just got all of Dougs books ( including the cook book and bakery books ) and now I can't wait to try out some of the recipes. Now to find a store that Carries some of the stuff that I need.   :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 01, 2011, 03:31:31 PM
:) this past weekend we went to natural bridge in KY. and had a great time!!!! we hiked well over 15 miles.... it was just totally cool:) this is a pic of Kate and myself just before we jumped off of a huge cliff:)

**** make time for some sort of physical activity each day:) its just good for you***


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on March 01, 2011, 06:25:29 PM
... this is a pic of Kate and myself just before we jumped off of a huge cliff:) ...

What?... No lines or parachutes?
Must've been one heck of a ride!  :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 04, 2011, 04:28:03 PM
i just thought of something:)   prior to FTS and my newfound thinness....i would ALWAYS get sick at least 2 or 3 times each and every fall/winter season:( not one single time did i even get as much as a sniffle,cough, fever......NOTHING:) and i mean i would get really bedridden sick....... more TY'S to Doug & Umpa
            i really DO think FTS saved my life:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on March 04, 2011, 04:35:00 PM
That's great Katary, but you better knock on wood quick so you don't jinx yourself.  I've also gone through this winter without a cold (although winter isn't done yet, more snow coming Sunday). 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: momx04 on March 04, 2011, 05:44:55 PM
Gary,
I just found this section of the website!  You are such an inspiration.  Im in the middle of my third week and down 13.
Thank you for your videos and your posts. 

Theresa


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 04, 2011, 06:04:56 PM
:)    its all good you two mom's :) i've never felt better....at least not that i can recall:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 06, 2011, 08:20:57 AM
Its funny you say that Katary.I can't remember the last time doug and I had a cold or the flu????(*I am knocking on wood schihtzmom*) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 12, 2011, 06:30:05 AM
after a week of what seemed like nonstop rain:( up and at'em today,morning coffee:)..... a long morning walk with the pups:) then a workout on the boflex....that should get the blood pumping!!!!!!!!
   exercise will get rid of the blah's that you may feel.... if you feel run down,tired,or stressed out.... take a stroll around town,ride a bike,do anything besides sit at your computer or T.V. all day ..... replace a meal with exercise/activity of some sort today and see if you don't feel better:)

:) ;) :D ;D 8) :o :) ;) :D ;D :o 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 12, 2011, 08:27:11 AM
YOU ARE RIGHT AS ALWAYS MY FRIEND! ;D  Have a great weekend!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 14, 2011, 03:16:48 PM
 :( a guy that i converted to FTS about 6 months ago & who has lost over 40 lbs......for some stupid reason decided to go the complete opposite direction.......from FTS to all veggies,fruits and complex carbs????????? what gives i asked? he said that to no/lo carbs life just wasnt healthy enough for him.... like talking to a wall..... i'll wait a few months and we will see were he is then:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on March 14, 2011, 05:03:16 PM
:( a guy that i converted to FTS about 6 months ago & who has lost over 40 lbs......for some stupid reason decided to go the complete opposite direction.......from FTS to all veggies,fruits and complex carbs????????? what gives i asked? he said that to no/lo carbs life just wasnt healthy enough for him.... like talking to a wall..... i'll wait a few months and we will see were he is then:(

Hmm?... From FTS to all veggies,fruits and complex carbs.
One day he'll catch a whiff of a broiled rib eye steak and remember why FTS is great! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 16, 2011, 08:08:00 AM
40 pounds heavier :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 18, 2011, 06:05:04 AM
was thinking to myself last nite....a year ago today i was unemployed,FAT,and lazy....... and that FTS book was sitting at Barnes & nobles just waiting for a guy like me to waddle in and pick it up.....yet it sit there for almost another month before my hands found it & i embraced it with all of my being.....its almost April 12Th.....again:) getting closer to my 1 yr anniversary:) make today your April 12Th:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 18, 2011, 08:27:36 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on March 18, 2011, 08:38:26 AM
And a year later you are WORKING ,THIN & SEXY  ;D ;D

 What a difference a year can make !!!!!

GARY IS THE BOMB ! Behind DOUG & UMPA of course  :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 19, 2011, 08:05:17 AM
thank you:) and i agree.....sexy i am:) LOL


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on March 19, 2011, 02:51:16 PM
thank you:) and i agree.....sexy i am:) LOL

Why does that tune that partly goes... "I'm too sexy for my shirt..." come to mind? LOL :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on March 19, 2011, 04:08:07 PM
LOL Tony I think Gary was thinking he was sezy a year ago 
Tony by the end of the year you gonna be in the sexy club singing that song !!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 19, 2011, 04:15:51 PM
uhhhhhhh a year ago i was too fat for my cat.....poor kittycat:( that is from "right said fred" lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 20, 2011, 02:39:41 PM
I can see Katary doing that dance like in the video mouseissue!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 26, 2011, 12:43:17 PM
i cant recall where the post was? so I'll post it here:) someone was talking about what was the hardest thing for you to give up while living  FTS.....well mine was without a doubt,an ice cold beer,for the first several weeks i completely swore off this once coveted beverage,but after getting the hang of FTS, i began imbibing again,that's what's so great about FTS....once you get the hang of it,you can control the affects of something like"beer"& still enjoy it,& at the same time not suffer the setback that it may have caused in the past,i find that as long as i plan for something like this,adjust my other carbs,increase my physical activity,etc......that no weight is gained:) planning is important,if you do it properly you can still enjoy some of your guilty pleasures:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on March 26, 2011, 02:06:39 PM
Hi buddy! :)

I really look forward to the time that I don't have to be so stingy about having beer (i.e. only once per month)
and when I can do what you're doing and not get FAT.

Years ago, I was on some diet plan and lost a ton of weight.
Part of it was giving up (among many other things) my coveted beverage beer... altogether... FOREVER!!! :'( :'( :'(
Well, that did not sit well with me at all.

I distinctly remember the day I said to myself "Ah, the heck with it!!!" and started drinking beer too much and too often.
I was drinking beer like I still played college football and could get away with it... It did NOT work!
I allowed myself to slip back completely into the lifestyle that made me FAT in the first place.
What's so very cool... I KNOW that I won't have to do that again with FTS and still enjoy my beer.

God bless you Doug and FTS.
Not only did you save my life. But I will soon have a completely FAT-free new one too!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 27, 2011, 07:40:00 AM
yes tony .....that is the best thing about FTS once you get to your "HAPPY PLACE" lol.....its so easy to stay there,dude, i honestly only step on the scale every couple of weeks or so,if i have gained a couple of lbs,all i do is go into lo/no carb mode until i hit my # again,but amazingly ive only had to do that a few times since i've been maintaining:) and 9 times out of 10 when i hit the scale im exactly where i was ...at my goal weight:) i mean its been almost 1 year since i found my way here:) and im still getting the "too skinny" comments from the peanut gallery:) lol....have a great day folks!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 28, 2011, 07:39:10 AM
You look great! :-*


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SherriPie on March 28, 2011, 07:42:46 AM
Katary you're our idol! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 29, 2011, 03:22:34 PM
He should go on american idol sherri, he has charisma!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 29, 2011, 04:09:44 PM
thats funny:) we play american idol & glee on our wii every weekend..... and i totally suck:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 31, 2011, 08:28:07 AM
You could be like sanjaiah on american idol Katary! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 01, 2011, 04:31:50 PM
ashamed and embarrassed:(
          i have let myself down and fallen prey to sugar...over the last 2 weeks & gained almost 10 lbs:(
              what a loser:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 01, 2011, 05:40:42 PM
ashamed and embarrassed:(
          i have let myself down and fallen prey to sugar...over the last 2 weeks & gained almost 10 lbs:(
              what a loser:(

Hi buddy! :)

You're NOT a loser!!!

That 10 pounds is a reminder that you (like most all of us here) are a carb addict.

It's so easy to slip back into old bad habits.
Let that 10 pounds be a reminder to you the the old ways are no good!

Just come back to the FTS rules, and you'll be just fine! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 02, 2011, 05:39:26 AM
APRIL FOOLS :) APRIL FOOLS ;) APRIL FOOLS :D APRIL FOOLS ;D APRIL FOOLS 8)


**** JUST JOSH'IN YA....THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS TONY****


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on April 02, 2011, 07:34:51 AM
Just came back from an awesome vacation at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky! Not so good for my meal plan though............ ???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 02, 2011, 01:52:27 PM
APRIL FOOLS :) APRIL FOOLS ;) APRIL FOOLS :D APRIL FOOLS ;D APRIL FOOLS 8)


**** JUST JOSH'IN YA....THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS TONY****

You're quite welcome! :)
You'd think I'd know you better by now, Gary! ::)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 02, 2011, 01:54:47 PM
Just came back from an awesome vacation at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky! Not so good for my meal plan though............ ???

Hi beebs! :)

You know what to do... Get back on the FTS horse and hang on!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: jen1975 on April 02, 2011, 09:50:05 PM
Katary!  Not nice lol :P.... and Beebs - I was so tickled to see you were in Sandusky!  I grew up there!  I don't know if you go back there in the summer, but Cedar Point is the BEST thing ever!!!  I'm guessing it's not open yet.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Mimzy on April 02, 2011, 11:08:02 PM
Ok I give up... Where is Sanduskey? ???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 03, 2011, 07:18:55 AM
sandusky is in northern ohio,they have an amusement park named cedar point,we used to go there before kings island came along,its up by the great lakes:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Mimzy on April 03, 2011, 01:08:29 PM
Thank you katary  ;)  I am pretty well clueless when it comes to that side of the country.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 04, 2011, 08:13:43 AM
 ;D ;D ;D I love april fools day! You have a license to be wicked! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 04, 2011, 02:51:52 PM
lol...me tooooooo:)
  i got my mom REALLY good...i sent her a text that said "well its official i just quit another job,my boss is just a real poophole" (i may have been a slight bit more descriptive)
  OMG she called me and laid into to me like never before...i was cracking up,when i said "APRIL FOOLS" she got even more upset:) it was classic!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 05, 2011, 08:10:28 AM
 :D :D :D :D you are bad katary!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 09, 2011, 04:56:12 AM
like fat vs phat ????? bad vs baaad ??? lol like bad is good...right???
    hey Doug i just sent ya my testimonial thingy (beebs talk) did ya get it???


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 09, 2011, 07:32:33 AM
Bad is good and doug is reading it now.Thanks Katary :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 10, 2011, 05:55:35 AM
sweet....had a very long week at work:( no time for any workouts:( just walked a few nites & maintained my lo-carb fetish:) LOL,well other people look at it as a fetish or compulsion,anywho i decided to step on the scale this morning & i dropped 2 lbs since the last time i weighed in:) so again folks,i must tell you,once you arrive,its easy to stay:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 10, 2011, 08:58:57 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 10, 2011, 11:31:43 AM
Knowing that after reaching goal weight it's easy to stay there makes this journey so very exciting, katary!
I'm so looking forward to joining you there!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: jen1975 on April 10, 2011, 05:35:29 PM
Knowing that makes me happy! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 12, 2011, 02:29:24 PM
1 BIG FAT YEAR:) OF AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!
            HEARTFELT THANKYOU'S TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!
                  LIVING THE DREAM!!!!!!!!!
                     IT IS GREAT NOT BEING FAT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!
                            COME JOIN ME:)
DOUG YOU SAVED MY LIFE:) HERE'S TO YOU BUDDY!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: joagain on April 12, 2011, 03:03:43 PM
Gary you are AWESOME!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Mimzy on April 12, 2011, 07:43:52 PM
Kudos Gary, you are proof not only that it can be done but also maintain! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on April 13, 2011, 05:35:12 AM
Congratulations on your 1 year Katary!  You are such an inspiration to all of us!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 13, 2011, 08:09:31 AM
Happy Anniversary! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 13, 2011, 08:14:06 AM
Happy anniversary buddy! You've come a long way  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 13, 2011, 10:22:25 AM
Happy anniversary Gary!!! :) :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: jen1975 on April 13, 2011, 02:05:21 PM
Happy anniversary Gary!  You should be so amazingly proud! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 13, 2011, 04:02:31 PM
 :) ;) :D ;D 8)
                  thank you sirs/mams:)
                      wishing all of you the good fortune that has been bestowed upon me over the past year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                           it has been a very fulfilling journey:)
                             


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on April 13, 2011, 08:48:03 PM
Congrats on your wonderful year! I think we all need another video though its been way too long!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Maddysmom on April 14, 2011, 06:12:56 AM
Congratulations Gary!! You are such an inspiration!!  Wow!!   


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 14, 2011, 08:29:06 AM
Hiya Joanne! Long time no see :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 14, 2011, 04:33:52 PM
yes JoAnne....where have you been hiding????
    :) >>>>>> funny you should mention the video thing,i kinda have the itch to do one.....just need some good material:) lol
          dont be a stranger!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on April 14, 2011, 04:35:49 PM
I think some video of Katary-Karaoke would be quite entertaining.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Joanne on April 14, 2011, 07:49:17 PM
Its been a crazy year so far ...working, working on the house we moved to in Nov, helping to plan my sons wedding....everyday life gets in the way of posting most days
I do keep up reading the forum.You are all doing so awesome and I am slowing plugging along..Can't wait for spring to get outdoors, so tired of the New England weather


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 15, 2011, 08:34:57 AM
I spent the winter painting my house 14 ft in the air !Looks great ! But very time consuming!Welcome back JoAnne! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 15, 2011, 09:46:12 AM
...Can't wait for spring to get outdoors, so tired of the New England weather

Hi Joanne! :)

I'm not fond of the Northwest weather.

Our daytime highs are usually about 10-15 degrees below normal.
And our nighttime lows are in the low 30's (should be mid to upper 40s).

I'm also getting tired of taking our horse's heavy winter blanket on and off in Spring.

Oh well... So much for global warming. :-\


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 16, 2011, 06:58:50 AM
naDa.... to the karaoke video...come on donna,you know that i suck at that:) and i told you guys i already marked it off of my "to do" list:)
    rainy weekend here in northern ky. but i WILL make the best of it:)
      have a good one!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 22, 2011, 04:50:57 PM
YoWzA:)   
    been eating a bowl of breyers carb smart ice cream just about every nite since maintaining....and still staying at my weight:)

    unfortunately...... we ran out last week and didn't get a chance to restock:(

     ........however the week of pain and suffering without it,led to a loss of 2lbs thru no fault of my own:)

     HaPpY eAsTeR WeEKeNd tO EvErYoNe:)
       dOnT Be a bIg fAt pIg:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 22, 2011, 05:00:10 PM
Back at you pal!  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 22, 2011, 05:52:49 PM
Doug i need support!!!!!
   please check out this blog....my goofy nephew is doing it for a school project....if you have time please check it out & become a follower and be on my side:)

  anyone else is also welcome to chime in on the blog and offset the misguided carblovers point of view:)

http://sciencebehindfitnessandnutrition.blogspot.com/ (http://sciencebehindfitnessandnutrition.blogspot.com/)  


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 24, 2011, 07:27:59 AM
usually on this day,Easter sunday,i am fretting about what to wear,how fat do i look in this? i cant button this,however if i wear the belt just right no one will notice, if i wear this and eat mammoth amounts of food how tight will it be?,or maybe just wear these nice "dress sweats", you guys know the drill........used to make me want to just go back to bed:(
   not today :) i have my pick of the litter....... i can wear whatever i damn feel like and still look and feel like a million bucks:) and i sure as hell am not going to be gorging on the Easter feast that all the others will be devouring.....it is just a wonderful feeling to be in control of YOURSELF:) imagine that....you in charge of your actions....i love it:)
        HaPpY EaSTeR:) eNjOY ThE DaY WiTh fAmIlY aNd fRiEnDs:)
                     DONT BE A PIG:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 24, 2011, 08:51:41 AM
Happy Easter Katary! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 24, 2011, 11:53:49 AM
Happy Easter, Gary! :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 25, 2011, 01:27:58 PM
yes it was a very happy easter:) i found the golden egg....its worth 100.00$ its so funny...my mom has an adult easter egg hunt,and there is 1 golden egg,the finders fee is $100.00 and yours truely found it:)
    as a side note, she also supplied a easter egg cake:( & many other various carb filled treats..... i didnt partake in any of that crap.... i had a salad & some pistachio's:) it was a fun day:) you ought to see about 15 grown people hunting easter eggs w/$100.00 on the line,its brutal:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: jen1975 on April 26, 2011, 06:55:07 AM
Now that sounds like a good time!  Lol, I could totally see the chaos!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 26, 2011, 08:10:01 AM
Your mom is wicked cool!! I need to do that to my kids!!! :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 26, 2011, 08:21:41 AM
Doug i need support!!!!!
   please check out this blog....my goofy nephew is doing it for a school project....if you have time please check it out & become a follower and be on my side:)

  anyone else is also welcome to chime in on the blog and offset the misguided carblovers point of view:)

[url]http://sciencebehindfitnessandnutrition.blogspot.com/[/url] ([url]http://sciencebehindfitnessandnutrition.blogspot.com/[/url])   


I think for a kid he's doing a pretty good job, yes he has some misguided thoughts but he also has some great understanding for his age. I sent him my comments  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 26, 2011, 03:08:53 PM
thanks:) he is going to the university of Louisville next year & is going to be studying nutrition & sports medicine:)

and yes Jen the egg hunt is total chaos,people getting knocked over...lol,we all line up and have a 3-2-1-go.....and it is madness...my moms neighbors have been known to watch the action from their front yards:)...in the past i was so damn fat that 5 minutes into it i would be out of breath & sweating like a pig....not the case this year:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 30, 2011, 08:19:52 AM
aCk:(  krogers had the breyers carb smart ice cream on sale last week 2/$5.00 we stocked up ........... lol got the 2lbs i lost back:( but still 1lb under my goal weight.... kate turned 15 this week, my worst nightmare:( she says she wants to bet her belly button pierced.... what comes around goes around.... i told her i wanted to get my tongue pierced...her reply
   "cool we can go together" backfired:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: beebs on April 30, 2011, 08:22:43 AM
DOH!!! You shoulda known better Gary lol!  ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Maddysmom on April 30, 2011, 03:26:18 PM
Hey Gary....I feel your pain!! lol   My daughter came home from school on Christmas break last year with her belly button pierced!   We kept it a secret from my husband for a whole year until she came home from Annapolis at Christmas time THIS year!  ha ha   He wasn't happy,  >:(  but he survived. 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 01, 2011, 07:04:25 AM
So you are getting your tongue pierced?? :D :D
Its not the end of the world.Both my daughters have their belly buttons pierced.It motivates them to keep it flat. :)
Its really a pain in the butt it gets hung up on clothing


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 01, 2011, 08:07:30 AM
i'm torn...the tongue piercing would be cool and all....but  i saw a dude with ear guages the size of small car tires the other day....and thought "wow" what do you guys think?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on May 01, 2011, 05:19:07 PM
I would think the tongue would hurt like you know what!! :o  I told my son that it might fall off...LOL  he chose not to do it  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 02, 2011, 08:09:39 AM
I think if you are not a tribesman in africa gauging looks stupid :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on May 02, 2011, 12:43:05 PM
I think if you are not a tribesman in africa gauging looks stupid :D

So true!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 02, 2011, 03:51:05 PM
oddly enuff...... i am thinking about starting a tribe:).... here in KY. 
    FTS style....a bunch of skinny folk, maybe the gauges will be acceptable in my tribe...... one thing for certain.....carbs will be banned from this tribe,anyone caught high-carbing will be banned and admonished from the realm of the tribe & remain forever FAT:)...lol
   we will be called the "usedtobefatties" tribe:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 03, 2011, 07:24:31 AM
Well then your new tribes should get their belly buttons pierced to show off their usetobefatties self :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on May 03, 2011, 02:20:27 PM
To funny!!  :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SherriPie on May 04, 2011, 07:14:21 AM
and tongues pierced...


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 07, 2011, 08:39:27 AM
derby day:) big day here in KY. last year i did very well....after a quick study this year my picks are 2-7-16 exacta box (havent figured out what the $$$ amount will be) i am picking the 16 horse on top,7 to place & 2 to show guess i'll take a flyer on a trifecta & maybe an across the board on the 16:) good luck today,i hope i hear the words " and animal kingdom leads the field at the finish"!!!!!!!



Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on May 07, 2011, 10:46:22 AM
Good luck Katary!!! 

love to watch the horses!!  fun fun  ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on May 07, 2011, 12:14:35 PM
Good luck, Gary! :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 08, 2011, 06:21:35 AM
well i missed the exacta but my # 16 came thru and was the winner!!! i had $10.00 to win on animal kingdom...he went off at 20-1, sweet,its a $200.00+ ticket:) see ya in the funny papers:)
     oh and to all you "mothers" ..... its your day,be HaPpY:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on May 08, 2011, 12:55:31 PM
Sweet!!!   $$$$$ always makes for a good day ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 10, 2011, 08:22:43 AM
 :) Good for you Katary!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 14, 2011, 07:18:54 AM
alas.....the weekend has arrived,wow this work thing is a real pain in the BUTT:) honestly i don't think i would of been able to be so successful with FTS if i hadn't of been unemployed,while those were rough times, each and everyday that i go forward, i honestly believe that my life was forever changed by picking up FTS and embracing it the way i was able to do:) and if not for being unemployed i don't think that it would have happened...does that make sense??? i just cant fathom how fat and out of shape i was just over a year ago,and even though i am not that far removed from those times,it is impossible to imagine EVER being in that position again!!!!!!!!
    taking a moment to BEG all of you readers out there that may be struggling,or not embracing FTS wholeheartedly,to continue forward and live the FTS lifestyle for the rest of your lives:) it is truly a Godsent for me:)
    also: Doug Thank You man:)
                   it has proved true every word you said,while FTS can be a challenge,living the lifestyle has soooo many benefits,and you were also correct on the exercise part,while i very much enjoyed the exercise,life throws a wrench into things,and well i haven't had any time to committ to exercise in over a month:( and as sad as it is for me personally,i haven't suffered a single pound of weight gain:) all because i am eating low carb,it is super easy to not get fat AGAIN:) like you've said its not a diet:( its a lifestyle:) and so long as i live it,i will never have to stress getting FAT ever again:)
     so .....here's to being thin forever:) PeAcE OuT:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on May 14, 2011, 12:12:46 PM
Hi Gary! :)

It's so nice to hear that despite the trials of life and work, this lifestyle will keep you thin even without exercise!
Words like yours provide all the more reason why anyone needing to lose some weight (and keep it off) should embrace it.

God bless ya.
And I hope that your job demands ease up now and then so you can do what you enjoy a bit more!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Maddysmom on May 15, 2011, 09:45:16 AM
Gary you are amazing!!  I hope everyone sees what you wrote.  I pray that BigJim could grasp hold to this lifestyle and hang on to it....for dear life!  (literally)  I was skeptical at first, and really just gave it a try for curiosity's sake because Donna (Owensmath) spoke so highly of the plan.  I'm a big girl, but when the scale went down TEN pounds the first week.....I was sold!!  ha ha  Now, it's just like second nature.  The FTS staples go into my grocery cart along with the regular food I buy for my family.  They won't eat this way.  However, it's SO worth it to me even having to cook separate for myself.   I am SICK of being fat and all the crap that goes along with it.....   Gary YOU are an inspiration to ALL of us!!!  Way to go DUDE!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 15, 2011, 05:22:20 PM
Always a pleasure to hear from you Katary! You are da bomb! ;)
Maddiesmom love the new pic! Your face is getting very thin! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Maddysmom on May 15, 2011, 10:17:21 PM
Thanks Umpa!  I am so happy and I feel like a new person!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on May 17, 2011, 08:17:33 AM
You're welcome Pal :) I'm happy to be part of your journey.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 21, 2011, 10:02:21 AM
:) leg # two of the triple crown,I'm putting a gazillion $$$$$'s on the #11,animal kingdom to win today's Preakness:) i think this horse can win the most sought after title in horse racing,the triple crown:)

* views and opinions stated on this forum are just that.....use good judgement when making decisions based on these opinions:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on May 21, 2011, 11:26:37 AM
:) leg # two of the triple crown,I'm putting a gazillion $$$$$'s on the #11,animal kingdom to win today's Preakness:) i think this horse can win the most sought after title in horse racing,the triple crown:)

* views and opinions stated on this forum are just that.....use good judgement when making decisions based on these opinions:)

Hi Gary! :)

I hope you have MUCH more than a gazillion dollars.
Because, one should NEVER bet more than s/he can afford to lose.

Being around horses, I can tell you a that horse race is a horse race... It's ANY horse's race.
Those animals can surprise anyone!

Good luck, buddy! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on May 21, 2011, 06:52:05 PM
Tell us you made your bet to place so we can all get a loan from you  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 22, 2011, 07:33:07 AM
:( what a waste of a GAZILLION dollars:( so much for early retirement...
    i did have a win,place, show bet .....but the proceeds didnt cover the whole gazillion:( have a good one guys:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 26, 2011, 08:12:19 AM
 :D :D :D   Always a pleasure my skinny friend!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 27, 2011, 05:06:29 PM
remember those that have fallen in defense of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA .......enjoy the long holiday weekend,but don't let the reason stray too far from your mind:)

stay away from the "buns" while grilling out & i don't want to see anyone wiping potato chip grease from their fingers onto their shorts:)
    "buns & chips go straight to the hips"

HaVe a gLoRiOuS WeEkEnD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on May 28, 2011, 11:45:18 AM
At every one of our Memorial Day BBQs, we say a special prayer for beloved fallen and a prayer of thanksgiving for those still in service to our wonderful country BEFORE we stuff our faces.

And like you said, let not one of us forget... "buns & chips go straight to the hips"! ;)
Stock up on large lettuce leaves and low carb tortillas!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 29, 2011, 06:21:02 AM
my mommy decided to have us over for an afternoon of food and fun:)
   a day of volleyball & assorted water balloon activity:)
      :o supposed to be in the low 90's & sunny,going to be a fun day,get your friends & family together and have a water balloon toss,its a riot, and you will have fun,then fill up all the leftover balloons and finish it off with a water balloon fight:) you'll feel 10 years younger:) + get in a little physical activity.......the kids will think you're "super"cool for getting it together,Justin is even flying in for the day:)
    have a great day people:) "meats & greens....keep ya lean" :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 29, 2011, 07:46:10 AM
Your mom is wicked cool Katary! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on May 30, 2011, 07:06:49 AM
well truth be told i am considered the "activities director" but we always try to have fun..:)  the kids & i walked up to the store to get balloons & came across a wiffle ball/bat,as Doug would say "BAM"  hadn't played that in ......mmmmmmmmm,at least 30 yrs, we added that to the days events,by the time the night ended that wiffle ball looked like it was 30 yrs old:)
          if not for FTS i would of sat my FATazz on the porch and watched from afar :( eating all the while:( i played all freakin day long,had a couple burgers off the grill,bunless rest assured,and turned up my nose at the strawberry shortcake:)
      and here i am up early drinking my coffee,thought i would be a little sore,but nope,feel great!!!!!!
       as a side note: the wiffle ball got stuck in a tree:( as did a football,a bat,a volleyball,and 2 bean bags,all of which we used to try to get the wiffle ball down...lol it was funny as hell,that's when we called it a night,all that stuff was still up in the tree when i left at about 1030 last nite...I'm still smiling just thinking about it:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 30, 2011, 07:47:18 AM
I Love  Fun!! What a great day! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on May 30, 2011, 02:30:47 PM
Sounds like you guys had a blast! :) :) :) :)

Geesh!!!... I haven't played wiffle ball since I was a teenager!
When we start stocking up for our annual  hosted July 4th BBQ and party, I'll have to buy a wiffle bat and ball to add to the fun! ;)

But Gary... Just be careful walking under that tree on a windy day!
You'll likely be wearing some of those lost treasures! :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on May 31, 2011, 08:32:43 AM
KAPONK!! Like little bunny FuFu!hahahahahaha :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 03, 2011, 11:02:33 PM
wow:) ran into a person i hadn't seen in AGES tonite & he said i looked awesome!!!!!! 1st thought was "okay are you hitting on me ?" but turns out he is heterosexual, married w/kids .......so i guess i do look awesome:) go FTS ....... its the "real deal" when you're done with the imposter's..........get jiggy with FTS:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 04, 2011, 08:08:21 AM
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on June 04, 2011, 12:40:22 PM
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Mimzy on June 04, 2011, 04:20:28 PM
Too funny ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 08, 2011, 03:55:31 PM
headed to the BeAcH in a couple of days:):):):):):)
     soooooooo freakin happy,it's our favorite time of the year
            cant wait to hit the ocean,lay in the sun & drink some
                 ice cold ones:):):):):):):):):):)
                     i'll still eat lo-carb, but the beers will be consumed!!!!
                          i will sweat it all out:):):):)
                                bike riding,beach walking:):):):):)
everybody get skinny while i'm gone:):):):):)
    see ya's in a couple weeks 8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on June 08, 2011, 04:06:21 PM
Have a great time!!! :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on June 08, 2011, 09:04:01 PM
headed to the BeAcH in a couple of days:):):):):):)
     soooooooo freakin happy,it's our favorite time of the year
            cant wait to hit the ocean,lay in the sun & drink some
                 ice cold ones:):):):):):):):):):)
                     i'll still eat lo-carb, but the beers will be consumed!!!!
                          i will sweat it all out:):):):)
                                bike riding,beach walking:):):):):)
everybody get skinny while i'm gone:):):):):)
    see ya's in a couple weeks 8)

Have a great time and a couple of cold ones for me, Gary! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 09, 2011, 09:11:43 AM
Enjoy the fun in the sun! Kisses to your beautiful wife! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 22, 2011, 01:56:16 PM
fun in the sun over:)
  gained 4 lbs last week:(
     4 days of FTS and guess what???????
        those 4 lbs have vanished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   FAT TO SKINNY WORKS LIKE MAGIC:)
i swear if you reach your goal weight and monitor your weight,i mean stay on top of it, and you should happen to stray & add a few LBS....
  its a virtual cinch to get rid of those ugly extra lbs:) its like turning on a faucet......... after a few days they just vanish:)

ran into a fat dude today on my route.....he was just so miserable:( he told me that he couldn't stand himself anymore:(  wow open the door for me will ya??????? out came the FTS story...he was all ears

i am taking him my book next week......maybe it will save his life:)
      it sure has saved mine and countless others I'm SURE:)

oh and SHERRI:) rock on girl:) you've kicked that FAT to the CURB:) you turned yourself into a real hottie:) digits please ...lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on June 22, 2011, 02:14:15 PM
Hi katary! :)

It's great to be reminded what our lives will be like after we reach our goals.

The FTS lifestyle gives us control!!!
That's something you can not put a price on.

Keep on truckin', Gary! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 23, 2011, 08:35:55 AM
You are walkin talkin fun Katary! We love ya! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 25, 2011, 10:40:56 AM
wow we just discovered the "flatout flatbreads" i think they're 6 carbs if i remember correctly???? but the point is that those things are freakin awesome,the texture is much better that the la tortilla low carb tortilla's, i think its my new favorite thing,and you can do just about anything with them......... well anything within reason:) lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 25, 2011, 11:53:05 AM
i had beads put in my hair in Florida this year:) what a hoot!!!!!
    i left them in for 2 weeks, i just took them out this morning:(
       got lots of "interesting" comments & stares!!!!!!!!
              my wife said i "embarrassed" her....lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on June 25, 2011, 07:15:54 PM
I love the beads!!! You are such a hoot Katary!!  ;D ;D  You two look like you had a great time  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on June 26, 2011, 07:43:55 AM
You guys look great....................... Happy, Healthy, Safe  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 26, 2011, 07:51:42 AM
You look cute Katary! :D I finally bought the pita breads sherripie recommends Josephs flax pitas.They are good too ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 26, 2011, 08:15:56 AM
thanks guys:) i also ran into this dude........not sure but i think he is a carb pusher:(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on June 26, 2011, 09:23:41 AM
LOL ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on June 26, 2011, 12:15:02 PM
 :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on June 27, 2011, 06:56:32 AM
 :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SherriPie on June 28, 2011, 08:04:56 AM
Too Fun Katary!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on June 29, 2011, 03:06:27 PM
well i gave the FAT dude the book today:)
   he was as happy as a 3 pecker.........oops cant say that
       a pig in shi........stop thats not allowed either
           lets just say he was a happy camper,he told his co-worker as i handed the book to him that "he was going to be as skinny as me"
  ****** i hope he shows up here & is successful!!!!!!!!!!!!!*******


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 04, 2011, 07:08:05 AM
Bring him on! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 04, 2011, 07:09:42 AM
Bring him on! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 04, 2011, 09:51:16 AM
WeLcOmE BaCk uMpA & i guess doug is hiding somewhere:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 04, 2011, 10:51:01 AM
Thanks Cutie! :-*


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 06, 2011, 07:13:58 AM
Not hiding, just buried  :o :o, digging my way out though!  Good to see you're spreading the love Gary  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 19, 2011, 05:26:05 PM
i know I've said it before....but I'm saying it again....Friday & Saturday this past weekend things got WAY out of control,long story short, i let my carb intake get the best of me...woke up sunday morning and had gained 7 freakin LBS...i almost cried,set my mind no carbs till i lost those 7 ugly LBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 ************ IT ONLY TOOK 3 DAYS TO GET BACK***********


now I'm a HAPPY camper and cant stop smiling:)    OMG this FTS lifestyle has SOOOOOOOOOO MANY UPSIDES:)

       kudos to Doug for making it available to the WORLD:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 20, 2011, 08:49:21 AM
 :D :D :D
You have the secret,you will always be fine :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 27, 2011, 04:47:44 PM
:) everyone....hey its been 4 weeks since i gave the fat dude my FTS book & until today i hadn't run into him.......... but today i literally
 "ran into him" and in 4 weeks he lost 39 lbs, he was so freakin happy and i was happy for him....he wouldn't shut up:) i thought he was going to kiss me:(    sorry dude i no kissie males, unless they're puppy dogs!~~~~~~~
   anyways he said his wife is also participating and has lost also,and that they never realized that sooooo many foods were loaded w/sugar and made you FAT.......
     
***** HaVe a gReAt dAy:) & GeT SkInNy********


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 28, 2011, 07:28:01 AM
That is so cool!! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 31, 2011, 07:55:12 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D    ::)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on August 20, 2011, 09:14:58 AM
you know everyday i marvel at the weight Ive lost and how it has been so damned easy to keep it off:) i can hardly remember FAT me,and neither can any of my friends or family,in that time my sister has lost over 50 lbs and gained it all back plus some,it saddens me to watch her yo-yo around:( why she is so resistant to FTS is beyond comprehension to me,anyways last nite we went out to celebrate our 5Th wedding anniversary & had one of my favorite appetizers ever & it seems to very easily converted to FTS specs:) I'm thinking about trying it this weekend and making a video?????
****** GeT SkInNy w/FtS aNd HaVe a gReAt wEeKeNd ;) *******


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on August 20, 2011, 09:18:58 AM
Happy 5th anniversary!!!  I can't wait to see the video....your others are great!!!   :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on August 20, 2011, 11:56:53 AM
Happy anniversary, Gary! :) :) :) :)

I suspect your sister may become more open to FTS after some time goes by and she notices that you're not regaining your weight.
So be patient... With you as an example, I'm confident she'll come around! ;)

I hope you do make a video of the appetizer.
You make excellent videos!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: suzlyn454 on August 20, 2011, 01:09:29 PM
Ready to watch a movie !!!   ;)  Happy Anniversary too!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on August 21, 2011, 06:55:26 AM
Happy Happy Gary  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on August 21, 2011, 07:04:58 AM
Happy anniversary to you and your beautiful wife!VIDEO!!!!! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 03, 2011, 06:35:41 AM
thanks it was a "happy anniversary" :) well the appetizer didn't turn out FTS approved :( just didn't taste good>>>> back to the drawing board,
   ****** fat guy update:
                             the guy is not fat anymore,he has lost a whopping 71lbs since i gave him my FTS book:) how freakin cool is that????
        i told him that its time to pay it forward and share the book with some other deserving soul:)   he agreed!!!!!!! and so the little yellow book  will be passed on to save another life:) who knows where it will end up:)    ****** also woke up this morning to find out we hit the pick 3 in KY. last nite 009  st/bx how sweet is that for a Saturday morning wake up call:) going to be a good holiday weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    be safe out there & KeEp gEtTiN SkInNy ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 03, 2011, 07:27:58 AM
71 pounds! That is so great! How about a before and after pic? How much did you win? :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 04, 2011, 07:49:41 AM
You should do a mini documentary video;

"The power of the little yellow book"  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 04, 2011, 07:52:46 PM
That is so cool, Gary! :) :) :)
It warms my heart to hear about another person leaving behind their FAT self and living the skinny lifestyle! ;D

Congrats on the pick 3!... What a great wake up call! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 11, 2011, 07:44:52 AM
we got 400 $$$$ , Becky let me have 100 & she kept the rest:( LOL,
i asked the guy for pics for the website (i don't think he or his wife are internet wizards like all of us) per usual he was 1 of those fat people that hid from the camera,but I'll keep working on it!!!!! the book has been passed on to a hairdresser named Michelle:) and so it goes. this damn job is REALLY becoming a pain in the ASS ..... I'm back on the hunt,funny before the whole unemployment thing over 1 and 1/2 years ago I'd had 2 jobs in my whole adult life both for over 11 years, now i find myself very easily moving from 1 job to another without even blinking an eye, i cant tell if that's a good or a bad thing??? i just know that i am GlAd iM NoT FaT aNYmOrE:)
       STaY AwAy fRoM ThE COoKiE JaR!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 11, 2011, 08:09:18 AM
Hi Pal, I think you'll move from Job to Job until you find something that interests you enough where it isn't a job...if that makes sense to you. Like FTS is a lifestyle so our work should be. Ive always been a believer in designing my work around my life style instead of the reverse. Great to here from you!  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 11, 2011, 08:18:36 AM
You will find what you are looking for ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 11, 2011, 12:48:28 PM
Hi Gary! :)

Most jobs are a pain the the a$$.
I guess many bosses believe that the more unenjoyable the work environment, the more you deserve the money you earn.
As a former "boss", I believe that thinking is bass ackwards.

Think long and hard about all the things you enjoy doing.
Then pick one, and find a way to make a living with it!
That's how I discovered the profession I enjoyed.

Like Umpa said... You'll find what you're looking for! :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 15, 2011, 05:35:28 PM
woohoo!!!!!! hit the pic 3 again last nite 562 my birth month and year,im on a roll:)
     but still not eating any.LOL:)   rolls that is:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on September 15, 2011, 07:58:09 PM
Katary you might send some of the luck this way....LOL  Congrats!  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 16, 2011, 07:48:23 AM
 :D :D :D Katary that is Karma paying you for all the good you do


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 16, 2011, 05:34:15 PM
I agree... What goes around, comes around!

Way to go, Gary!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on October 15, 2011, 01:51:17 PM
long time no chat:( but i couldn't resist running up the steps and telling anyone that will listen what just happened...... summer is over here in N. KY.:(  so the shorts are gone till next year, time to break out the jeans & long sleeves:( ...... anywho,i was very hesitant about putting on those 34" waist jeans & large sized shirts .... that i haven't worn for several months..... long story short,my lack of exercise for some time now has left me feeling fat,even though when i do my weekly weigh-in i have had very little fluctuation in my #, i still find myself feeling very self conscious about my appearance.... anyways both the jeans & the shirts still fit perfectly....just like the last time i wore them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM FREAKING ESTATIC  :) ;) :D ;D :o 8) :-*   

   forever a disciple of FTS:)   

do the DoUgIe with me people:) lose the ugly FAT with FTS and be HaPpY:)

***peace out>>>off to celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on October 15, 2011, 02:37:52 PM
That's too cool, Gary! :) :) :) :) :)

I'm not so sure it's the lack of exercise as it is the self-perception created from being FAT for so long.
How your clothes are fitting is evidence of that.

Our self-image is burned deep into our psyches.
So being (and seeing ourselves as) FAT for a long time will make us feel like we're still FAT, even when we're not.

Experiences like this help toward remolding your self-image.
As time goes on, this new self-image will be forged deeply into your mind... Then, you'll no longer expect to see Mr. FAT Guy when you think about your appearance! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on October 15, 2011, 03:27:16 PM
 :D :D :D I will do the dougie with ya!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on November 04, 2011, 06:30:45 AM
well..... its that TOM ...LoL......yes my monthly visit:) all is well in FTS maintenance land:) very easy to STAY sKiNnY.... the former fat dude has lost over 100 lbs since being introduced to FTS i saw him last week, and begged him to visit the forum to share his story and throw down a before & after pic,he said he would but i have yet to see him here..... its amazing how much the guy has changed:) havent gotten an update from the hairdresser,but am going to try to get the book back this week and pass it on to another FAT dudE that wants to give it a whirl:)
    ToNy:) when ya gonna let us see the new you??????
        soon i hope:)
   took the day off today.....driving over 3 hours to watch a highschool football playoff game:) should be a good day:) but after i drink this cup of coffee....i am off to walk the mutts:)

****** StOp oBseSsInG aBoUt fOoD.....tAkE A wAlK,rIdE a bIkE,eAtInG is oVeRaTeD:) Do tHe dOuGiE:) & GeT SkInNy!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on November 04, 2011, 09:04:52 AM
You always make me smile my friend! ;D He doesn't have to come here but ask him to message doug a private email with a testimonial and pics.Kisses to your beautiful wife! :-*


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on November 04, 2011, 01:49:25 PM
well..... its that TOM ...LoL......yes my monthly visit:) all is well in FTS maintenance land:) very easy to STAY sKiNnY.... the former fat dude has lost over 100 lbs since being introduced to FTS i saw him last week, and begged him to visit the forum to share his story and throw down a before & after pic,he said he would but i have yet to see him here..... its amazing how much the guy has changed:) havent gotten an update from the hairdresser,but am going to try to get the book back this week and pass it on to another FAT dudE that wants to give it a whirl:)
    ToNy:) when ya gonna let us see the new you?Huh??
        soon i hope:)
   took the day off today.....driving over 3 hours to watch a highschool football playoff game:) should be a good day:) but after i drink this cup of coffee....i am off to walk the mutts:)


Hi Gary! :)

It's nice to hear your doing well.

Just remember, with some people... You can lead them to water. But you can't make 'em drink.

Regarding a new picture, I responded to that request from Umpa early this week.
http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=3570.msg33187#msg33187 (http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=3570.msg33187#msg33187)
Patience my friend... Patience. ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on November 24, 2011, 06:13:28 AM
HaPpY ThAnKsGiViNg .....everyone:)  gotta run , im being chased by a man in a funny hat with a musket:(  he keeps calling me TOM!!!!!!!!!
      call 911:)
                   please and thanks:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on November 24, 2011, 08:44:46 AM
RUN<KATARY RUN<LIKE FORREST GUMP!!! :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Marty on November 24, 2011, 10:56:02 AM
That's too cool, Gary! :) :) :) :) :)

I'm not so sure it's the lack of exercise as it is the self-perception created from being FAT for so long.
How your clothes are fitting is evidence of that.

Our self-image is burned deep into our psyches.
So being (and seeing ourselves as) FAT for a long time will make us feel like we're still FAT, even when we're not.

Experiences like this help toward remolding your self-image.
As time goes on, this new self-image will be forged deeply into your mind... Then, you'll no longer expect to see Mr. FAT Guy when you think about your appearance! ;)
You're so right, mouseissue! I was told that I'm round and chubby (and BIG) since I was just a little girl - I AM round, but wasn't chubby.  I've felt FAT almost all my life.  I look back at pictures taken through the years and see that I was perfectly sized! NOW I'm fat for real, but FTS is changing that! Also, I'm so bad at exercising consistently and have been searching for a plan that really works for me - not exercise based so that when you quit exercising the weight jumps back on, because that's my reality - no reliable exercise program. So, this Thanksgiving Day - one of the things I'm thankful for is the FTS plan and family. (Remind me of this when I'm whining about being stuck, will you?)  :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on December 20, 2011, 05:07:12 PM
An eArLy cHrIsTmAs WiSh fRoM mE To ALL oF you:)


http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/watch/gkhyKO5eV2PtCPpoWf1J4HA (http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/watch/gkhyKO5eV2PtCPpoWf1J4HA)

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on December 20, 2011, 07:05:23 PM
Gary that is just to funny!!!   ;D ;D ;D  Merry Christmas to you and your family


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on December 20, 2011, 07:55:59 PM
ROFL!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Gary! :) :) :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on December 21, 2011, 08:53:55 AM
I am always on naughty watch!!Being good is just boring! Lots of love to you and your beautiful bride Katary!Merry Christmas! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on December 21, 2011, 05:36:54 PM
http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/liOYVfVGvJF2chq4 (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/liOYVfVGvJF2chq4)

AwEsOmE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS UMPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on December 21, 2011, 06:37:32 PM
You've got a very well trained dog there, Gary! :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on December 22, 2011, 08:07:20 AM
http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/nDBvjX3Q9Ux3SrPdLzHZ (http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/nDBvjX3Q9Ux3SrPdLzHZ)                 
Can your dog do this?? :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on December 22, 2011, 09:01:27 AM
 ;D ;D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Marty on December 22, 2011, 09:25:48 AM
That JibJab is just TOO FUNNY! I now have a magical Christmas puppy, too! I made several for family and got some good laughs. Thanks!!! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on December 22, 2011, 11:31:31 AM
[url]http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/nDBvjX3Q9Ux3SrPdLzHZ[/url] ([url]http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/nDBvjX3Q9Ux3SrPdLzHZ[/url])                 
Can your dog do this?? :D :D :D :D :D


Your dogs must be a hoot at parties!!! :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on December 22, 2011, 02:11:46 PM
 Thats right dawg! :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on December 31, 2011, 08:22:02 AM
hey Doug.... saw the new book at Barnes & noble in Cincinnati last night,it was pretty cool:) i didn't buy 1 there were only 2 copies,they had a table of "weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/) and health" books on display as soon as you walked in the door, as luck would have it the "carblovers" diet book sat right next to FTS:(  my daughter picked up the WRONG one and said        " this looks interesting" lol she was kidding around of course!!!!!
anyways just thought I'd give ya an update!!!!!!!!!
 
 HaPpY NeW YeArS EvErYoNe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! StAy sAfE AnD ThIn:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on December 31, 2011, 08:35:28 AM
Thanks Katary! Happy New Years to you and yours! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 14, 2012, 08:54:14 AM
hey doug:) great to chat last nite,sorry about the short notice,but i just caught that you were going to be on at the last minute....per use you were stellar as were all of your other callers!!!!! its a little chilly here but im still sportin my speedo's:) (single digit wind chills) i keep telling the wife about "shrinkage" but she's not buying any of what im selling:( lol
 
***** StAy aWaY FroM ThE CoMfOrT FoOdS AnD ToSs oUt yOuR Fat cLoThEs by SpRiNG ********** have a great weekend folks!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on January 14, 2012, 08:56:56 AM
You are too cute! Thanks Katary! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on February 25, 2012, 08:48:12 AM
better late to the party then never:)    MaInTaInInG my goal weight is at times more challenging than i thought it would be:( i sometimes don't step on the scale for weeks,and more than once i was disappointed when i finally did...... occasionally on the weekends i may let myself slip into the "its okay" mode & eat/drink something that i KNOW i shouldn't, only to do it again the following weekend....well after a few weeks the scale definitely lets me know i was an idiot!!!!!! i always eat lo-carb M-F which helps...but if i gain a few pounds i make myself go back into losing mode till i am back where i want to be,just this week alone i lost 7 lbs to get back to the new Me:) i think 3 weekends of being an idiot put me to that point.......I'm not talking about carbing out all weekend either,just 1 meal and some brewskies is all it takes to make the pants tight......thing is.... i know when to stop & what to do to get back:) and well..... you also have to be disciplined enough to not get addicted again:)  P.S i lost 30$$$$$ on the superbowl to my wife,and she's still rubbing my face in it:(   

where's winter????????????? its definitely not here:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SarahC on February 25, 2012, 10:54:50 AM
Gary, I love your recipes - especially the Katary Krackers (sunflower seeds) - but I can't eat them until I start losing again... sigh. When are you going to do another recipe video for us (not a naked one - too distracting)?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Andrea on February 25, 2012, 11:23:02 AM
You can come to Colorado if you want winter.

(Sponsored by the Colorado Board of Tourism)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on February 25, 2012, 06:01:24 PM
Hi Gary! :)

It's great to hear from you again!

Being in the FTS lifestyle maintenance mode is cool.
Like you said, when you gain a few pounds, you know exactly how to get rid of them quickly... That's cool! 8)

But also like you said, we can't allow ourselves to slip back into our old ways.
Like "carb creep", it could start slowly as a only weekend thing.
Then it becomes every weekend... Later, every weekend and a day or two during the week.
Next thing you know, it's "Carb City" everyday and the pounds will come back on like gangbusters.

I believe the pants are a great indicator of how we're doing.
It does not take long for them to remind us that we are off course.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on February 26, 2012, 08:33:43 AM
Hi Katary! Your wife is too cool! 8) You are not alone this happens to every body ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 10, 2012, 08:04:51 AM
Tornado's suck!!!!!!! the devastation here in Ky Oh & IN is beyond surreal.... I've never witnessed anything quite like it, some places are just completely obliterated:( the power of mother nature is incredible, luckily we are okay and still have a home, but many many folks cant say that:( even after a week it still looks like it just happened hours ago, prayers for everyone affected are in order, please and thank you:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 10, 2012, 08:56:32 AM
In Texas where my folks are they call them the "finger of God",no rhyme or reason where they land. You have our prayers buddy ;) Hugs to you and your family.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on March 10, 2012, 09:01:04 AM
I've been sending prayers to all the folks that were hit.... so glad you are ok though Katary.  Being from Kansas I do know the distruction they can cause.   :(


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SarahC on March 10, 2012, 09:34:48 AM
Prayers from here as well.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on March 11, 2012, 01:52:48 PM
I'm so happy to hear that you and your family were spared, Gary.
Like TooSweet, I too have been sending up prayers for all the folks that were hit.

I also pray that the effected areas, and folks that live in them, recover soon.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: BigTex on April 14, 2012, 12:04:14 PM
I am new here and just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS Gary!! Thank you for sharing you progress with us, I feel that the "family" here will be great for support. You all have inspired me greatly :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on April 14, 2012, 07:52:49 PM
Welcome to the family BigTex  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: BigTex on April 14, 2012, 08:53:52 PM
 ;D Thank you TooSweet  :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: SarahC on April 14, 2012, 10:48:33 PM
It's nice to have you here, BigTex! Welcome to the family!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: BigTex on April 14, 2012, 11:10:32 PM
Thank you SarahC I appreciate the warm welcomes..... :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 15, 2012, 07:09:40 AM
Hiya BigTex ! :) I am Umpa, Dougs wife. Where in Texas are you??I have a lot of family there. I also have a column on the homepage called Ask Umpa where I can convert your favorite foods to fat to skinny friendly.If I can help you please ask.Congrats on your weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/)!! You are doing great!!! ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 15, 2012, 07:28:07 AM
hey TEX sorry i don't hang out here as much as i should/used to:( but as said b4 welcome to FTS dude:) it works and just keeps on working!!!! once you commit to the LIFESTLYE:) your health in general & quality of life will get better by leaps and bounds!!!!! that goes along hand in hand with the weight loss (http://www.fattoskinny.com/):) I've been maintaining forever and i also just recently (DEC 2011) banished the cancer sticks from my life,along with that decision i put on about 7 lbs in the last 3 months,i suppose it has affected my metabolism in some form or fashion:) so i am back on a mission to rid myself of 7 pesky LBS by vacation time in June,but given the choice of putting on 7 LBS or continuing to kill myself,ill take the 7 LBS and go merrily down the highway:)
       also I've recruited another FTS warrior about 4 or 5 weeks ago a coworker(Jerry) grabbed the yellow book of knowledge from my hands and began the process..... he has lost 26 lbs so far,but has a long road ahead,I've told him to visit the forum but he has yet to do so.... Doug if Jerry commits and looses...... it will be a before and after picture for the ages:)  soooooo Jerry if you're here,say hello and get busy!!!!!!!!!!
       well i have to put the finishing touches on a new gas grill,we will be eating good this summer!!!!!!!!!!

       ********HoPe yOu dIdNt eAt aNy cHoCoLaTe bUnNiEs lAsT WeEk
                     anyone have any hot derby picks???? I've hit it 3 years in a row & want my streak to go on:) have a good day:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 15, 2012, 07:36:52 AM
Come out and play Jerry!!!! ;D
HiYa Katary! Congrats on quitting smoking!Its wicked hard! I hope all is well with you!Coming to Florida in June?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: BigTex on April 15, 2012, 10:25:22 PM
Hiya BigTex ! :) I am Umpa, Dougs wife. Where in Texas are you??I have a lot of family there. I also have a column on the homepage called Ask Umpa where I can convert your favorite foods to fat to skinny friendly.If I can help you please ask.Congrats on your [url=http://www.fattoskinny.com/]weight loss ([url]http://www.fattoskinny.com/[/url])[/url]!! You are doing great!!! ;D


Thank you Umpa and Katary!!! Umpa I live in west Texas. Gary thank you for the advise and congratulations on quittin the cancer sticks, I have to agree I'd take the 7 lbs too.

Again thank you to everyone and Umpa I look forward to gettin new recipes

I'm thinkin about uploading some progress pics lol wish me luck.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 16, 2012, 09:08:15 AM
BigTex you remind me of my brother in law.He is a Phoenix police officer.Below is a picture of him and Doug in North Carolina :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on April 16, 2012, 09:33:56 AM
Was that picture taken on the Cherohala Skyway?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 16, 2012, 10:18:46 AM
Hi Gary! :)

Kudos on quitting smoking!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You're right about the 7 pounds too!... They make no difference from inside a coffin.
Now that you have the secret, they'll be gone before you know it! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: BigTex on April 16, 2012, 10:56:27 AM
BigTex you remind me of my brother in law.He is a Phoenix police officer.Below is a picture of him and Doug in North Carolina :)

Thank you lol I think ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 16, 2012, 12:07:14 PM
No Donna.Blue Ridge Parkway at the mile high outlook over by Cherokee Indian Reservation.I love climbing up the backway on my motorcycle ;)
Yes BigTex it is a compliment ;) My brother in law is wonderful and solid muscle.I would hate to be a crook with Russ around! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: ShihTzuMom1 on April 19, 2012, 07:57:23 AM
Congrats Katary on giving up smoking, it is a decision you will never regret!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 19, 2012, 08:10:21 AM
Donna that shot was taken on the Balsam Mountain Ridge inside the park  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 19, 2012, 08:12:28 AM
I agree! I still can't stand the smell ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: owensmath on April 19, 2012, 03:16:33 PM
Donna that shot was taken on the Balsam Mountain Ridge inside the park  8)

There are so many beautiful locations up here! I feel so blessed to live here.


Title: Re: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on April 19, 2012, 07:47:49 PM
Me 2!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 20, 2012, 08:30:02 AM
katary your email has been hacked :o


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 22, 2012, 07:16:31 AM
hacked & hijacked :( no clue how,why,or when just know its true,they are sending spam to me too????? losers of a different breed!!!!!!! lol anyways went to see the lucky one last nite with the chicks..... two BIG thumbs down from me..... but they LoVeD it.... who knows,and umpa we are going to Florida in June, a place called Indian harbour beach,never been there b4 but cant wait to get there!!!!!!!!
       damn its cold today:( have a good day people!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 22, 2012, 07:47:13 AM
I knew the emails weren't from you not weird enough!!! :D :D Whats the Lucky one?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 28, 2012, 07:58:16 AM
woot woot!!!!!! I'm knocking 2lbs off of the Lil ticker!!!!!!!! 5 left,lol, BIG Jerry had to hit the thrift store for some clothes...lol i told him not to waste his $$$$$ on new rags till he reached his goal,yesterday was Kate's 16Th birthday, i have got to go pick up the keys to that pink escalade she asked for:)     LOL x 2 ...... she was serious when she said " I'd really like a pink escalade" i laffed for the entire day:) have a great weekend!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 28, 2012, 07:59:46 AM
oopppps hey umpa the lucky one was/is the new nicholas sparks movie:( really bad!!!:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on April 28, 2012, 08:02:42 AM
Kids can be such a hoot sometimes  :D :D   Congrats on the 2 lbs gone Gary and Happy Birthday to Kate!!   ;) 


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 28, 2012, 08:03:47 AM
Happy Birthday Kate!! I want a escalade,not pink though!Pink makes me hostile! Congrats to your buddy! :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 28, 2012, 05:14:57 PM
Hi Gary! :)

Congrats on the 2 pound loss!!!
And happy birthday to Kate! :) :) :)

A pink Escalade, huh?... Shoot!... I'll wouldn't mind one. I'd just take it in for a new paint job! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: BigTex on April 28, 2012, 07:03:47 PM
 ;D ;D WOOO HOOOO Congratulations on the loss!!!

Happy Birthday Kate!!!

I'd drive the Escalade!! someone gives it to me; I don't care what color it is lol gotta do better than my truck... 9MPG UGHHHHHH


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 29, 2012, 08:10:29 AM
I drive an old 8 cylinder , I am global warming!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: BigTex on April 29, 2012, 09:23:55 AM
I drive an old 8 cylinder , I am global warming!

I feel ya!!! I do too.....


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Andrea on April 29, 2012, 03:09:29 PM
The danger of driving a pink Escalade is that everyone will think you are a Mary Kay dealer.  That would not be good for the rep of a 16 year old girl.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 30, 2012, 08:57:31 AM
 :D :D :D :D :D Andrea when is your birthday?


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Andrea on April 30, 2012, 09:05:17 AM
October 6th.  I'll be the big six oh.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 30, 2012, 09:09:19 AM
Libra that  explains the accounting and wicked sense of humor! ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on July 08, 2012, 07:21:01 AM
Yo ...... Adriennnnne ............ LOL gotta love Rocky:) whats up folks???? hey Doug drove right by the Maggie Valley exit on the way home from Florida..... how far off the exit are you guys??? i told the gang we should stop in and say hi but it was like 3 am.... were you awake... still hanging out between 190-195,no problemo with getting FAT again:) still no smoking,and Ive gotten over the OLD thingy:) my FTS book has been in and out of so many hands Ive lost count... big Jerry has lost well over 60 lbs and his buddy noticed and the book got passed on to him...etc its like the sisterhood of the traveling panties... only its...well you get the pic:) new locarb cold drink for any starbuckers out there... just ask for 3 shots,10 pumps of your fav sugarfree syrup,and heavy whipping cream to the 3rd line,blended with a venti cup of iceand you're in:) make sure that you specify NO BASE !!!!!! its the base they put in frappes,and its loaded with sugar:( try it you'll love it,i usually get sugarfree cinnamon dolce, but any flavor will work,peace & Skinniness rule the day:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 08, 2012, 08:31:52 AM
I think I am gonna adopt you Katary! Lotsa love to you and the girls! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on July 08, 2012, 08:59:25 AM
Hi Gary, good to hear from you! You were about 10 minutes from our cabin on top of the mountain...75 degrees here right now...yay! Glad to here you're continuing to "pass it forward" Best to your family!  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on July 08, 2012, 09:38:32 AM
Hi Gary!!! :) :) :)

It's great to hear from you again!
And you still crack me up... "the sisterhood of the traveling panties"! ROFL :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 09, 2012, 08:00:07 AM
One thing about Katary is you never know what is going to come out of his mouth! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Andrea on July 09, 2012, 08:03:50 AM
Do you think he says this stuff out loud or is it just in his finger tips?

This is a colorful place to be.


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on July 09, 2012, 08:12:15 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on July 10, 2012, 09:27:10 AM
Nope,out loud!! he is like me ,whatever is on his mind is on his mouth! :D Sometimes I say,'Did I say that out loud?" I love his  videos!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on September 29, 2012, 05:01:06 PM
OMG....i must be....... menopausing..LOL my TOM has turned into a less than monthly thingy:( just checking in,still keeping off the weight,but feeling flabby.... no where near the time to exercise the way i used to:( but clothes still fit the same,scale reads the same,but don't look as good nekid:( that's why i got rejected for the part i auditioned for in the "magic mike" flick:( still driving that freakin truck,and buying losing lottery tickets:( i watched this this morning and got a kick out of it:) so newbies check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     BeInG SkInNy rOcKs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

spanakameata part 1.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B9ALpLENW0&list=UUKhLohzAHyvuxbzI-K4dKwg&index=5&feature=plcp#)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on September 30, 2012, 06:56:00 AM
It's always great to hear from you buddy, glad to see you're doing well  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on September 30, 2012, 07:43:34 AM
Always a pleasure Katary! :D We miss you!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on September 30, 2012, 11:48:18 AM
Hi Gary! :)

It's great to hear from you again!
Sorry to hear about your rejection for a role in Magic Mike. :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D

You're a wonderful testament as to what life is like on FTS maintenance.

Keep on sharing the great videos!
And stay in touch. :)

Tony


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on October 01, 2012, 09:08:40 AM
I gotta see Magic Mike :)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on October 01, 2012, 10:03:43 AM
I gotta see Magic Mike :)

If you like the Chippendale's. you should like this movie too.
My wife saw it and enjoyed it.

I passed on it... After playing football for a number of years, I saw more than my share of naked men in the showers. :D :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on October 02, 2012, 09:21:22 AM
 :o me chippendales????.............Not since my 20's but me and girlfriends had a great time! :D :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on November 22, 2012, 07:03:03 AM
 ;D HaPpY ThAnKsGiViNg everyone!!!!!!!!

  ***** 1st order of the day is to give thanks :) next is to get in the right frame of mind,so as not to become the STUFFED bird at the table:) when everyone else sits down to consum extraordinary amounts of food today.... I'm backing away from the table and taking a very,very,very LONG walk:)

    enjoy the day with friends and family:) and tell them that they can divvy up your share of the sugar:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Zenababy17 on November 22, 2012, 08:31:38 AM
I like that Katary!Walk on :) Ditto ... Happy Everything you guys...

Sher in Dallas


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on November 22, 2012, 09:29:39 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Katary! Doug and I aren't participating in the great pigout either we are going fishin! :D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on March 02, 2013, 08:26:31 AM
 ;D hey everyone!!!!!! i am still alive and kick'in,lol close to 3 years have past since i started FTS, i have to say ive almost forgotten how fat i was.... i still weigh myself every day,and even though my exercise is at a bare minimum these days... mostly just walking when i can squeeze it in,my weight hasnt come back:) im still eating low carb,but i dont even count carbs any longer, i just know what i can and cant eat,and roll with it,just started ANOTHER new job this past week and it seems a little less demanding of my time, perhaps i'll be able to get back into a routine and get more workout time, i do FEEL fat/flabby sometimes.... but when i step on the scale it doesnt reflect my feelings:) and also its been well over a year since i quit the nasty smoking thing,i think i mentioned it,i didnt even get a sniffle this cold season!!!!! FTS does work... just takes a commitment on your part:)


************** Tony.....Yo Tony are ya out there??????
have you hit your mark yet????? did you post a pic???? i gotta see it if you have and i missed it.... let me know:)

PeAcE OuT FoLkS:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on March 02, 2013, 08:30:51 AM
Hi Gary, ALWAYS great to hear from you. Tony is still here and about 7 pounds from his goal, I'm certain he'll get back to you :) He hasn't blessed us with his new pic yet though. Good luck with the new job....don't be a stranger I miss your classic videos!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 02, 2013, 08:31:18 AM
You always make me smile :) We have missed you ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on March 02, 2013, 01:33:31 PM
Hi, Gary!!! :) :) :) :)

Great hearing from you again, buddy!

These last 7-10 pounds are stubborn as all get out.  But then, I've always been a slow loser.
And that's cool with me... My health is good, and I feel GREAT! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I guess it's well past time to update my pic here.  Have to find the digital camera and take a shot or two when I have time.

I still write down everything (& how much) I eat BEFORE it passes my lips.
Doing this for about 2.5 years, the habit is quite ingrained.  Plus, If my weight starts to creep upward, the record will clue me in on what may be doing it.  That happened a couple of times.  But the food log showed me what did it, and I made adjustments.

Looking forward to hearing from you again!

Tony


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on March 03, 2013, 09:58:37 AM
You know we are going to keep bugging you till we see a new picture Tony ;) Before and after


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on March 11, 2013, 03:40:37 PM
Hey Gary!... My long awaited before/after pics were posted today!

I knew you really wanted to see them. So here's the link to em';
http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=3001.msg54528#msg54528 (http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=3001.msg54528#msg54528)

I can't remember the last time I had sniffles or a cold.
It would get so bad, I'd get sinusitis and bronchitis!
So glad those days are behind me!

Living FTS and NOT smoking makes a HUGE difference in our lives, doesn't it! ;)

Tony


Title: Re: Re: april 12th
Post by: jay12 on March 12, 2013, 08:56:08 AM
I still can't believe how good you look in the picture just like umpa. You have me so much more motivated. Lol


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on April 17, 2013, 05:50:10 PM
 >:(...... damn:( i missed my anniversary :'( but I'm still OK.... lol.....


     HaPpY AnNiVeRsArY To mE  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: morgan on April 18, 2013, 01:43:02 AM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY  ;D


Title: Re: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on April 18, 2013, 09:10:58 AM
happy anniversary we love you8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on April 18, 2013, 09:12:09 AM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on April 18, 2013, 01:01:56 PM
Happy anniversary, Gary!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Tony


Title: Re: Re: april 12th
Post by: jay12 on April 23, 2013, 11:29:16 AM
Happy anniversary


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on November 01, 2013, 05:51:20 PM
 :o   BOO:) i got a big fat Jicama for trick or treat..... i peeled it, shredded it, boiled it, fried it.... and ate it !!!!!!!!!!! beat that  ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: Doug Varrieur on November 02, 2013, 09:16:49 AM
Good to hear from you Gary, happy anniversary!  8)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on November 02, 2013, 09:21:02 AM
Hey Buddy ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on November 02, 2013, 12:26:52 PM
Hi, Gary!  :)

Nice to hear from you, buddy! :) :) :)
And I hope life has been good to you and yours.

Tony


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: katary on January 13, 2014, 04:09:16 PM
as you can see by my UPDATED ticker I've been a very bad,fat,backsliding idiot!!!!! i can tell you all a million reasons for my stupidity, but I'm certain that you've heard/said the reasons that i would be listing many,many times before so i will spare you the headache... i knew i was getting flabby, but i just thought it was because i wasn't working out... maybe so, but long story short i am back here for support & to get back on track... to recommit so to speak, I've already walked 2 miles today & dusted off the bo-flex and gave it a 45 minute walk around the park..lol

   so lets get this horse & pony show on the freaking road!!!!!!! I'm all in & i need to hit my goal by the end of may!!!!!!! peace out girl scout:)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: TooSweet on January 13, 2014, 09:31:10 PM
Welcome back  :)  Sorry for the gain but you know what to do   ;) ;)  Glad to know you will be hanging out with us a little more though   ;D   May is totally doable!


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: umpa on January 14, 2014, 09:09:06 AM
Welcome back my friend we have missed you and your videos! You know what to do ;)


Title: Re: april 12th
Post by: mouseissue on January 16, 2014, 12:26:26 PM
Hi, Gary!

Although it's good to hear from you, I'm sorry to hear about your backslide. :(
But like Shawn and Umpa said, you know what to do.

It sounds like your focus moved away from what you eat, and toward exercise as the means to staying skinny.
Trust me friend... What we put in our mouths has FAR more influence than exercise.

Exercise is a good thing for our overall health.
But it's lousy for weight management (see Doug's book).

Focus on the carbs, portion control, and only eating when hungry and you'll be back at goal soon. :)

Tony