Alternachicks - January 2007 challenge!

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12-31-2006, 08:08 PM
Ah, January 1st . . . a time for fresh starts! :D

If anyone would like to join in the monthly challenge please post your goals for the month in this thread.

Good luck to everyone! :lucky:

:write: My Goals for this month:

Rejoin Weight Watchers
Go to yoga class once per week
Go to dance class once per week
Take 30 minute walk at lunch every day - regardless of the weather.

Chunky Teacher
01-01-2007, 12:02 AM
My January goal is to begin a new healthy lifestyle.

Walk every day.
Eat better.

01-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Stop eating out so much
stick to my plan
keep up with my husband in the exercise challenge that we started

01-01-2007, 03:15 PM
Eat at home for the entire month. Buy no more soda! (diet or full sugar) And toss some of these ratty stretched out clothes. (gotta fit into some of my nicer stuff first or I go naked, lol )

01-01-2007, 08:39 PM

I'm responding here rather than in the 2007 goals thread because the best thing that I have learned so far from this site is to set very small goals. Imbolc is an important holiday for me, and it will be a good waypoint. I also have to go to the doctor in February for the twice-yearly appointment to make sure I'm still breathing (I have asthma and high blood pressure), and one of my goals is to wow her with my just-incredible drop in excess poundage and blood pressure.

So here goes:

Lose five more pounds before Imbolc

exercise five times a week

drink two bottles of water every day (difficult for me)

control my eating late in the afternoon, particular when I return from a depo

write down everything I eat

01-01-2007, 10:26 PM
I'm in for another challenge. Ok, for January I will...

Loose 5 lbs
Keep up the swimming and work on increasing my endurance
Start weight training 2 times a week
Take a multi-vitamin everyday (this shouldn't be hard, but I always forget)
Cheer on DH in state weightlifting meet - he's going for new PR's.

01-04-2007, 02:21 PM
Hey everyone!

I'm back from a two month hiatus. I was doing well until I found out my partner was cheating on me, so... I stopped working out, started chain smoking, and lost eight pounds from not eating.

Since then I've quit smoking and started eating again... although not healthily. Somehow, I've managed to NOT gain those eight pounds back.

Well, now that I'm my own woman, I'm re-evaluating my fitness goals and I want to start working out again. It's kind of a bad day to start today (cramps...) but as soon as I'm feeling better (hopefully tomorrow!) I'm going to start playing Dance Dance Revolution again. I lost 12 pounds when I started doing that and eating better.

So my goal for January is to work out at least five days a week.

01-04-2007, 05:46 PM
I am in! Man, I disappeared for awhile. I got caught up with grad school and also gained 10 lbs as a result =( Oh well, I'm back on track!

* Edit

I forgot to post my goals!

- Understand that I cannot eat like my 120 lb girlfriend does =P
- Establishing my gym routine yet again
- No more giving into my 'sweet tooth' craving!

01-04-2007, 08:45 PM
Ok I will try. I am going to go for:
~Take my multi vitamin every day (I can't remember either Spideranne)
~ Drink 20 - 40 oz of water (Crystal light or flavored water) EVERY day including weekends.
~ Eat something decent for breakfast/lunch during the week. Now that I am on a campus, mostly I can only find donuts or fast food. And I suck at bringing lunch with me. I either forget in the morning, or don't want to eat what I bring by the time lunch rolls around. :p

I am starting small.

01-05-2007, 01:47 PM
- Understand that I cannot eat like my 120 lb girlfriend does =P

LOL!! I so hear you on that one... my girlfriend and I are long-distance and when we get together all she wants to do is eat! The girl weighs like 110 lbs, I don't know where her weight goes.

BTW I've never posted here, my name's Dana :wave:

My main goal is to lose the holiday weight (1 down, 8 to go) and hopefully a bit more...

And to do at LEAST 1000 minutes of cardio (60 minutes, four times a week). I have to be REALLY hardcore with the cardio when I'm starting back up again in order to psych myself up!

Good luck in January everyone :)

01-05-2007, 02:10 PM
So far I have:

Rejoined Weight Watchers :cb:
Managed to get a walk in each day! :cb:

Dance class starts next Tuesday! :belly:

01-08-2007, 10:53 AM
I'm checking in after the first week.

I'm down 1/2 lb.
I did all my exercise this week, 3 days swimming, 2 days weight training, and 1 yoga class.
I'm 5 of 7 on taking the multi-vitamin.

01-08-2007, 11:54 AM
Is it too late to join this challenge? If not my goals are
To use Walk away the pounds three times a week
To use my Yoga dvd the other four
To drink more water
Keep up the afternoon walk with my kids
To lose 5lbs

01-08-2007, 12:22 PM
Not too late at all Wicked Mommy! Welcome! :)

I manged to eat well on the weekend but didn't exercise that much. :p

I weigh in tomorrow at my meeting so we will see what the results are. :crossed:

01-15-2007, 10:12 AM
Well I had a pretty good week.

I dropped a pound as of what the scale said this morning, but I'm not sure if it's really gone for good. I've watched this same pound come and go at least 4 times this week. I'm in my sticking zone. These 5 lbs are where my weight has been for 90% of the last 12 years. My body likes it here and I know I'm going to have to be really diligent to whittle off these lbs.

I did do all my exercise this week and was 6/7 for taking the multivitamin.

How is everyone else doing on their challenge goals?

01-15-2007, 10:24 PM
Good going Spideranne! :cp:

I lost 3 lbs last week! :cb:

01-17-2007, 11:00 AM
:flow1: Way to go Mauv!!! :flow1:

Only two weeks till the end of the month. Here is to making them great!

01-22-2007, 12:09 AM
Thanks Spideranne!

01-22-2007, 10:30 AM
Well another Mon. morning check in.

I got all my exercise in this week.
I'm 7/7 on the multivitamin.
I'm down 1.5 lbs this week. (even after an incident with some cookies yesterday) Yippee!

We were down in Austin for the weekend. My DH was competing in the State Olympic Weightlifting meet. He took 2nd place in his weight class and matched a personal record on one of the lifts. It was a good time.

01-23-2007, 03:16 PM
Hi Chicks!! Long Time no visit...sorry...been doing the RPG thing...too addictive and also getting into writing fan fic...scifrotica...LOL

Anyway - An extra super congrats to everyone for all their hard work!!! Yeah!!!

And just to let you all know...I dont know how...but I managed to drop 8 lbs so far this month...creativity must really burn the calories... ;)

Anyway - I am within 1 lb of my goal. :carrot:

I am now focusing on maintaining and toning!! Me and the mister are gonna start hitting the weights again...cant hips are actally blending in with my waist instead of that snow man thing. Still have the big saddle bags even though the hiking has made my calves and butt much nicer to look at. ;)

But at 36 going 37 cant expect the body to snap back to something it never was to begin with.

Thanks all for all your support. I could not have made it this far with out all of you and this board.

Things will quiet down and I will try to pop in more and return the encouragement and support that helped me so much!!

Thanks again!!


01-28-2007, 11:44 PM
congrats on the 8lb loss! :bravo:

I'm doing pretty good, not bad food wise and lots of exercise indoors as it has been freezing here with windchill factors ranging between -20 down to -31 - BRRR!!!!

I've lost 3 .5 lbs this month! :cb:

01-31-2007, 08:46 PM
AJ - Congrats on the loss...way to go creativity!!

I've been in a blah mood lately. Haven't really wanted to focus on the goals I have set for the month. Plus I've been traveling for work and that throws off my whole schedule. I ended up gaining a pound this week, but overall for the month I am down 3lbs. I'm looking forward to getting back on track in Feb.