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Old 09-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Monday September 16 is exactly 150 days until Valentine's day. I've decided to give myself a longer term challenge because I think it may keep me focused. Anyone in? Tell me what your goal is, what you're doing, what you're planning to reward yourself with.... Doesn't have to be a weight thing. Can just be an on plan or Fitness goal too!

So here's MY plan for the next 150 days:

80/20 balance: I want to be on plan most of the time, but I'm not going to beat myself up for things like Christmas

Minimum 1000 minutes of exercise per month, would prefer 1500

Ideally I would like to lose 35 pounds in this time frame (this is 21 weeks give or take, so that's just over a pound a week. This would put me at about 344.

Care to join me?


Oh. And if I make it... I'm banking my money right now for the ultimate do not need but oh so want luxury.... A Kate Spade purse.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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Ok, I'm in!
I would like to be in the "normal" bmi category by valentines day.
So that's 35.5 pounds to lose.

SW: 184.5
GW: 149

Sept 14: 184.5
Sept 21: 187
Sept 28: 188
Oct. 05: 189.5
Oct. 12: 192
Oct. 19: 194
Oct. 26: 196
Nov. 02: 199
Nov. 09: 201.5
Nov. 16: 198
Nov. 23: 203
Nov. 30: 203
Dec. 07: 201
Dec. 14: 197
Dec. 21: 196.5
Dec. 28: 193
Jan. 04: 196
Jan. 11: 188.5
Jan. 18
Jan. 25
Feb. 01
Feb. 08
Feb. 14 177.5

I didn't make goal, but I did damn good!!!
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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Great guys!

I actually just spent the last hour choosing a new food journal. I've been using myplate on livestrong, and may still go back to it, but it's calorie counts are way out to lunch a lot of the time. I'm playing around with calorie counter now. I'm also going to be way more careful with my portions
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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Let me know if you find one that is accurate and that you like. I have played around with so many of them and I find that I spend so much time correcting nutritional values or searching for matches. I always end up back with my old notebook.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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I'm currently test driving calorie count, both the app and the online sight. I did a control experiment with lunch (eating only things with nutritional info on the package and measuring my portions, and livestrong is lower than calorie count by close to 400 calories, and almost all the info is off, Calorie count so far is pretty close, but the interface is taking some getting used to.

Calorie count also lets you set non weight and non nutrient goals too.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Meeeeeeeee meeeeeeeeee meeeeeeeee!!! I really need this to stay focused long time.. Will decide goal weight by tmrw! Really looking forward
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #7
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Oh wow. My long term goal is to hit my goal on June 1st ... when my husband gets back from overseas. I have what my weight needs to be each day in order to get there. I don't expect holidays to be too much trouble, my family knows better than to interfere with this diet ... they've watched me derail too many times to every say, "But surely you can have one teensy little candy cane!"

So my goal for Valentines day is 156 pounds. Just under 50 pounds of weight loss in 150 days, or two and a third pounds a week. Ambitious I know but so far I've been hitting my targets with no issues so I'm not ready to revise my goals just yet.

So I'm on board. I'll have to think of a great reward, I definitely approve of your Kate Spade bag! I'll be traveling overseas on March 1st to visit my husband so if I reach my goal maybe I'll get something while I'm there, some stylish boots maybe.

Fun!

Week 1 Sept 13: 204.8
Week 2 Sept 20: 202.6
Week 3 Sept 27: 199.2
Week 4 Oct 4: 197.2
Week 5 Oct 11: 194.8
Week 6 Oct 18: 193.4
Week 7 Oct 25: 191.4
Week 8 Nov 1: 187.0
Week 9 Nov 8: 187.6 Ugh!
Week 10 Nov 15: 184.2
Week 11 Nov 22: 182.8
Week 12 Nov 29:
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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Hi y'all!
I've been off the bandwagon for a while, but I am in on this challenge! I stepped on the scale today and got a huge wake up call, so I'm ready to focus. I want to lose 50 pounds.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:07 AM   #9
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im thinking of having a goal range... I want to lose 43-50 lbs till the end of this challenge .. Yes , its ambitious, but it WILL keep me accountable... Im 198.6 today...
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #10
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I am interested in joining this challenge. I've been seeing the same three pounds for over two months now. I really need to focus on nutrition and step up the time I spend exercising. I am currently at 185, I would like to lose 30 pounds by Valentine's day. I will weigh in on Monday's.

CW: 185
GW: 155

Week 1 Sept 16: 186 (+1) --what a bad start!
Week 2 Sept 23: 184 (-1 from SW)
Week 3 Sept 30: 182 (-3)
Week 4 Oct 7: 184 (-1)
Week 5 Oct 14: 183 (-2)
Week 6 Oct 21: 182 (-3)
Week 7 Oct 28: No weigh in
Week 8 Nov 4: 185 (0) Shucks! went on vacation and gained it back.
Week 9 Nov 11: 184 (-1)
Week 10 Nov 18: 184 (-1)
Week 11 Nov 25: 183 (-2)
Week 12 Dec 2: 186 (+1)
Week 13 Dec 9: 183.2
Week 14 Dec 16: 182
Week 15 Dec 23:186 YIKES!
Week 16 Dec 30: 185
Week 17 Jan 6: 185
Week 18 Jan 13: 184
Week 19 Jan 20:
Week 20 Jan 27:
Week 21 Feb 3:
Week 22 Feb 10:
Valentines Day:
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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CW: 198
GW: 160

Week 1 Sept 16: 198.8
Week 2 Sept 23: 194.9
Week 3 Sept 30: 194.3
Week 4 Oct 7: 193.5
Week 5 Oct 14: 193.5
Week 6 Oct 21: 189.9
Week 7 Oct 28: 186.6
Week 8 Nov 4:
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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I too would so much like to join you wonderful group of ladies (and men) on this lengthy journey. I am so inspired by you all that I will read and re-read alot of your posts during these 21+ weeks. I wish that we all surprise ourselves with good scale readings on Love Day!

SW 255.5
GW 220 ( Oh Onderland I am getting closer)

Week 1 Sept 16: 256 (242) Shoot - started off going thw wrong direction
Week 2 Sept 23: 255 (241) ( well -1 total down -.5 I liked my 254 (240) the other day better! LOL
Week 3 Sept 30: 251.2 (237 old scale) Down 3.8 total down 4.3 I will take it...
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Valentines Day:233.8 (-21.8 lbs - happy.. but at least closer to 220!)
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #13
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I'm in.

Weight Goal: Lose at least 35 pounds (and more is ok) as that will put be at having lost over 100 pounds.......or I should say, the first 100 pounds.
Exercise: Go to the gym at least 4 days a week. Do my yoga at home. Walk and gradually build up to walking at least 2 miles by Feb 14.
Eating Goal: Stop the night time snacking habit!
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #14
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I'm in!

I'm set to lose 1.5lbs a week (my fitness pal) but currently I'm losing more like 2/2.5 however I have no idea how long that will continue. I guess I should be conservative in my goal so:

CW:308.8
Valentines day goal: lose 30-40lbs (more would be fab) for a weight of 278.8-268.8.

Weigh in days for me are Fridays.

Good luck everyone!
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #15
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I'm in! We're going to Disney at the end of February and a Valentine's Challenge would be just the thing. I'm going to set my goal at 20 pounds. My weight loss this last two months have been soooooo sloooooooow. Since I'm 100+ pounds over weight I should be dropping faster, but I'm nt so... anyhow.

So, my goals are 2250 of exercise by Valentines Day
20 pounds by valentines day.
I weigh daily, but my Weight Watchers meeting is on Friday and I consider that my official weight.

CW: 240.2
GW: 220

Week 1 Sept 16: 239, no exercise minutes, so I'd better step it up. 19 pounds to go!
Week 2 Sept 23:
Week 3 Sept 30:
Week 4 Oct 7:
Week 5 Oct 14:
Week 6 Oct 21:
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Week 8 Nov 4:
Week 9 Nov 11:
Week 10 Nov 18:
Week 11 Nov 25:
Week 12 Dec 2:
Week 13 Dec 9:
Week 14 Dec 16:
Week 15 Dec 23:
Week 16 Dec 30:
Week 17 Jan 6:
Week 18 Jan 13:
Week 19 Jan 20:
Week 20 Jan 27:
Week 21 Feb 3:
Week 22 Feb 10:
Valentines Day:

Goal-

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