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Old 05-24-2003, 01:47 PM   #1
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OK girls, it is 6 weeks until the 4th of July! Wouldn't you like to be a little slimmer by then? Well, what are you going to do about it??? Wanting to be slimmer and being slimmer are 2 totally different things, as I think we all know.

So I challenge you. Think about what your goals are. Think about the steps you can take to accomplish them. Think about what you really really want. And then - TAKE SOME ACTION!!

My starting weight is going to have to be what it said on my scales this morning, even though they are inaccurate - they are high. But no matter! Because I am not waiting until my next weigh in to start. It starts today. It starts now.

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Old 05-24-2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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Wow Rabbit, now there's a pep talk!! I'm sooo in on this. I will weigh in tomorrow AM and that will be my starting weight.
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Lauren - glad you're in!

I was op yesterday and used 2 aps. Today I will be op and not use all my points. I am taking action.

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Still op here. I am a little unhappy with how I used my points yesterday - too many for snacks, not enough for healthy food. I need to work on that.

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I am in on the challenge as well. I am setting my goal at 5 pounds or 3 inches. I know when I get back into the swing of things the scale will climb a bit from weight training so I am also using inches as well.

my stats are 172/160/130 so my goal for July 4 will be 155

I have also lost about 19 inches so my inch goal will be 22


Rabbit - I know what you mean about snacking. When I was doing WW I had a hard time staying OP. Mainly because I was always hungry. It helped when I maximized my points, choosing things that would keep me full. I used to bring frozen meals to work for lunch and they just did not fill me up which led me to cheat because I was hungry. I started looking for other alternatives. Campbell's chunky pot roast soup is like beef stew, and i think the entire can is 4-5 points. Very filling. Try adding a bit more protein and see if that helps. I have found low carb to easier to stick to because I am never hungry. Now I plan when I am going to cheat and have been able to get back OP.

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OK, I finally remembered to WI this AM.

Starting Weight: 242.5
July 4th Goal: 236.0
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Count me in:

We skipped WW on Tuesday so I'll use my home scale weights on Tuesday mornings for this challenge. My goals are going to look similar to the Memorial Day Challenge, lets hope it works better this time.

Start 5/27: 242.5


Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week

That's 4.5 lbs in 5 weeks. I think that's doable particularly since this is TOM week and I'm retaining water from not drinking enough on vacation.

Good luck to everyone!!!!

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Ok - I am going to try this once again. For me it is 5 weeks until the 3rd. I am back up to my heaviest ever, so should do ok to start??? However, I am doing curves so expect to see more success in inches than weight.

Goals:
1. Water. Just do it there bailey - it doesn't bite. Drink the @#$% water!
(goal = 8 8ounce glasses 5 days a week or 25 days total)
2. Exercise: This is actually going well
(goal = curves 3+ times per week, pilates 3+ times per week, treadmill 3 hours per week = 15 curves, 15 pilates, 15 hours treadmill)
3. Points: Start counting em again. Well, I actually started yesterday.
(goal = No negative weekly banks! In other words, <175 per week)
4. Food: up fruits and veggies!!! This has been going ok too.
(goal = 6 fruit/veggies per day, = 42 per week or 210 by the 3rd)
5. Weight: Hmm.... 173 this am. 5 weeks, just starting...
(goal = 7 lbs, or 166)
6. Inches: Lose some! Got measured on May 6 at curves. Don't know what they were. Will post and make some kind of a goal on June 6. Current goal = July 6 inches will be LESS than June 6 inches

mkay - guess thats it. Easy, huh?? Keep it up you guys out there!!!!
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Welcome Back Bailey!! Glad you're gonna join us on the goal!!
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I had my first weigh in and I lost 1.5 lbs! SUCCESS!

I will be leaving on Monday and will be back next Saturday.

Bailey - welcome and - I started to say "good luck" but I am trying not to say that anymore. I don't think life is about luck. So I'll change my statement - Welcome and live well!

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Count me in:

Made some really poor choices this week and have not been OP at all. I guess its back to WW tonight . However when I weighed in this morning I was pleasently supprised to be down a 1/2 lb. Now I need to get back on track to keep it up.

Start 5/27: 242.5
Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week
Week #1: 242.0 Surprise Surprise, only walked once though between my cold, the weather and TOM

4 more lbs in 4 weeks, time to get cracking.

Rabbit - Yea on the 1.5 lbs. I think you're right on the luck thing, so I'll say, "Choose wisely on you trip."

Baily - Welcome. Hope you can keep all your goals.

Sending out good vibes to everyone.

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Tech - congrats on the 1/2 lb loss! And I liked your "choose wisely" statement!!

Tomorrow morning I will do my weigh in, I'm a day or so behind from being gone, I think I weighed in either Friday or Saturday last week. Didn't do too bad on my trip, had some bad choices, but worked 12 & 13 hour days 3 days in a row, so hopefully worked it off.

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OK, lost .5. I'll take it.

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Man, I am being soo bad...I soo need to get back on track this week!! I'd be happy to lose one pound at this point!!
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LAUREN! Get back with the program girl! Remember we are - TAKING ACTION.

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