Okay Chicks..it is time for another challenge. Lets make the most out of the rest of summer!!!! State your goals..this is a short challenge but sometimes that is the fire under our feet that we need!!!! Lets do this!!!
I will join the challenge. My goal is to get my blood pressure to stabilize at a healthy number. Also, to cut down on sugar and caffeine. That's it for now!
I know I won't be able to fully commit until probably, October, to vigorous and regular exercise. Yep. Not until kids are in school and holidays are over. However, I can control my eating. That's major. I need to do this!
I'm in! My goals are to maintain my loss and strive to lose more. So, I will be:
a) satisfied at 154
b) happy at 151 (today's weight)
c) thrilled at 148 (new low)
d) ecstatic at 147 or below
I will do this through healthy food, watching portions, and exercise (cardio & weights). We do have a vacation in there for 5 days, but we've rented a townhouse and will be doing a lot of walking so hopefully that's a break-even.
So... Labor Day is one month from today. Time to get cracking!
Off to a good start. Made a spread today out of greek yogurt, fennel, cucumber, garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice, and olive oil. It will go great on some vegan whole grain (somewhat tasteless) crackers DS and I made earlier this week in our pizzelle iron. Will have that and lentil sloppy joes over brown rice for dinner. Maybe a glass of white wine. Lifted weights this morning; hoping to do a 5+ mile walk with DH tonight. Ugh, I guess the glass of wine will have to wait.
Heidi! Lentil sloppy joes? Does that recipe need any special stuff to make it yummy? Can I have it
My goal is to keep doing what I'm doing:
-Eating sensibly, both what and how much; lots of fruit and veg, whole grains, etc.
-Weight lifting/workout at least 4 days a week in the morning
-Walkies at least 4 evenings a week
The idea here is to keep everything sustainable. I still eat the occaisional piece of chocolate, reasonably healthy pizza every Friday- in other words, I don't feel deprived. Additional goals that are new to this challenge:
-eat more protein. I haven't had meat for twentysomeodd years, but with all the exerciseing, I have been doing, I'm looking for some ways to increase my protein.
-Now, the fun part. I've bought a piggy bank* that is covered with a finish like a blackboard so you can write on it. I'm planning to somehow use it to motivate/save money for a shopping spree when I hit goal. Just trying to figure out exactly how... I could put in 10 franks per kilo or something...
Our summers may be short, but otoh, my kids go back to school after next week
*I've named him Hogblack Desiato, if that means anything to anyone.
History!: Obese Category III Goals Achieved:Obese II (<110kg) Sept 4-13
Goals: Obese I (<95kg) Overweight (<82kg) Normal range (<68kg) Ideal (60kg)
Last edited by Magicsusan : 08-03-2013 at 02:07 AM.
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I am recouping a bit and only setting exercise and eating healthy goals. If I get those two under control, scale usually follows. I am very disappointed with the number scale shows now. I am thinking about ditching my scale, and only doing a weigh in on Fridays. I am such a slave of that scale.
So goals as follows
-- Walk 5 x week
-- Lift 3 x week
-- Swim 1-2 x week
-- Eat 1200-1500 cal per day
-- Make healthy meal plans for each day and stick to it
-- IE, eat only when hungry
-- One splurge day per week
You mentioned protein; do you eat fish? Because these were leftovers in the freezer from when I made them in June. When it looked like there wasn't enough, I stir fried up some shrimp, then added the sloppy joe, and mixed in brown rice. It was great that way!
jiggle oh my goodness, I haven't seen you in a long while. I like seeing the people that I started with (met when I started) on here. How are you? Do you still keep in touch with Lori? Good to see you I just quoted you in my signature again
I'd like to join again if I may ... I dropped out of the last challenge because I kept going back and forth then something clicked and I'm finally in the 180's but it's only been 4 days so this weekend will prove to me that I can actually do what I am supposed to do.
for this challenge I would like to ...
~~ continue to eat OP
~~ drink more water ) I've been slacking off
~~ continue low carb to help with my blood sugar
~~ get my weight under 185
~~ get into the 170's if possible (which will require movement)
best of luck to everyone
Last edited by love2b150 : 08-03-2013 at 11:40 AM.
Hi everybody....went to visits friend convalescing from surgery.....I was hungry...big mistake! I wound up eating two chocolate chip cookies she had out...bigger mistake.....having protein shake for dinner..going out tonight and just having one glass of wine...
Had way too many calories thanks to me needing Wendy's in the middle of the night....was out with friends but was starving for something while driving home at midnight.....I'm mad at myself. Manhattan today, out to brunch wupith a friend..atleast I'll be walking a lot...