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“-37 lbs and still counting!!”


Description from Mommykat Bubbly Chick: Since the begining of April This year, I have now lost 37 pounds. Yes it is much slower than I would like, but good news- it is staying off!!!! As women, we often struggle with our weight & self image. I know I have!!!! I have been recording my weight loss through picks, and hopefully reminding you all that it is possible.


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  1. CC
    CC says:

    Wow, Congratulations! What have you been doing?

    Love the pick, especially the soocho faceted. I got mine last week and hadn’t decided what to do with it. I like the way you paired it with the red. :)

  2. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    CC, the main change I have made is I am keeping a food journal. I use which tracks my calories for me.
    I went to the Dr, and they told me my optimum calorie intake to lose weight. Turns out I was often under & starving my body by skipping meals. You can’t lose any weight if your body thinks it is starving.
    I have also begun to exercise, slowly but it is building up now.
    Most important for me was healthier food choices. I have always had trouble because I don’t eat meat, but everyone else in the house does. So I would cook a nice dinner, and then not eat it.
    Now I will grill myself up a piece of fish, or something, and make sure I am hitting my calories. I eat breakfast every day, even if I do not feel hungry.

  3. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Congratulations!! Great pick with such pretty browns. ;)
    I am so glad you are succeeding in your weight loss. I’ve lost 10 pounds so far, but it comes off very slowly. I really believe it is a slower process after 50, so you are wise to do this at a younger age. I have trouble getting in the exercise part of my day. Taking care of our own health seems to be last on the list for us ladies.
    So happy for you!!! :-)

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, Harriet! Congrats to you, too! Even 10 pounds is awesome! It is a slow process, and I am probably not as young as you think. Although the photo I use is only from last year, I am going to be 40 in three weeks.

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    slower weight loss is better, they say (even tho it’s frustrating and discouraging) in keeping it off… so keep the faith :) (I lost 18 lbs. since January on South Beach & exercise and hope to keep it off this time :)

  6. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Good Girl, DD!!!!! It is hard work, and we all need to remember that although sometimes discouraging, we deserve it.
    I even have more energy for chasing all my kids now LOL

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    We deserve it! We deserve to feel better, to take care of ourselves, to have energy, to have fun…so how come we so often put ourselves last on the list??? I got serious about really trying again when my daughter and I discussed it this summer.
    10 lbs. does help, but 15 would be even better. LOL I’ve got a long way to go, baby! ;)

  8. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Btw. I need the energy for chasing around the grandkid! ;)

  9. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Congratulations! We fellow chickies are so proud of you :-D Keep up the good work!

  10. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Congratulations!! Keep going!

  11. BBK
    BBK says:

    You go girl! Your an inspiration! great pick too.

  12. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Good for you…I know how hard it is!! Keep up the good work…it will be worth it in the end!!! :-D

  13. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    WhooHooooo! That’s awesome Bubbly!! :D I think you deserve some of these beads!! :D
    And you don’t want to loose weight TOO fast because it can poison you!

  14. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Awesome MommyKat! You will be even more bubbly when you get some of that exercise going! Breakfast everyday is a good thing! Keep up the great work and love the pick too :>)

  15. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, that’s great!! Congratulations! :D

    KPJEWELS says:

    Congratulations, Lorrie. Wish I could lose some. I seem to be gaining since I came to stay with my daughter. They only eat meat and potatoes or pasta. I love vegetables but it’s pretty hard to have what you want to eat when someone else is buying the groceries. LOL. Keep up the good work.

  17. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thsnks, Evelyn! I would starve without my veggies!!!!! LOL! Lat night, my neighbor ‘smuggled’ all the kids some burgers- she says growing children need to eat- (LIKE I STARVE THEM) LOL

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Go, Lorrie! Go, Lorrie! Go, Lorrie! :D

    I am SOOOOOOO proud of you, girl!!! You & I have talked weight issues a lot and you have been such a wonderful support and cheerleader to me — THANK YOU!!! It’s working, though some health issues have set me back recently. :( Not fat, but fluid retention, of all things! :( Anyway, things are headed in the right direction again (down!), thank goodness!

    I am so proud of all my Chicks for taking good care of themselves, no matter what age they are or what stage of life they are at. I know I am late to the party in realizing this myself, but it is vital that we put ourselves high up on our list of priorities! :D We can’t take care of others if we don’t take care of ourselves! :D

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Beautiful pick, Lorrie! :D

  20. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Lynn, I am so very proud of you that you are still working on getting healthy! Big Hugs!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Nice pick!

  22. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thank You, Alice :)

    KPJEWELS says:

    Thanks for the chuckle, Lorrie. Kids have to eat burgers, you know. LOL.

  24. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    OMG 37 pounds?!? That is terrific for you. I hope you have treated yourself to some wonderful beads!!

  25. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Oh yea and 40? You are still young girl!

  26. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Nope, not for afew more weeks, LOL!

  27. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thank you Valentine Chick :)

  28. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Sure! That’s what chicks are for!

  29. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    OOOH I’m so proud of you! Keep it up! I know you look and feel terrific! I was wondering where my extra 37 pounds came from! Now I know.

  30. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Lorrie, that’s fabulous! As is this pick, BTW! You’ve got to be feeling pretty good about yourself – I know I would be! I might just check out that website and do the same – I work out with a neighbor of mine regularly, but the weight just doesn’t seem to drop accordingly. You go girl!! :D

  31. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks again for all your support, Lorrie! It really helps a lot! :D

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    My biggest, bestest congratulations to you, Lorrie! :D I spent the first 40 some years as a “stick”, 5’2″ and somewhere between 95 and 105 lbs. Then, when I was about 45, I had to leave my active job for a “sit-down” job, and, well, I guess I don’t even have to tell you what happened next! So I now have to fight the same battle, and hope that eventually I’ll do as well as you have! ;) I agree with Lynn, we all have to take care of ourselves first, and maybe with all this Chicky support, we can all get to where we need to be! :D

  33. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Power to the Chicks!!! :D :D :D

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