100 lb. Club - Thanksgiving Day Challenge

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11-02-2001, 05:57 AM
We have 20 days until Thanksgiving. I am already seeing a change in the things people are bringing to work. I started lo carb woe this summer which has been successful for me. However the holiday season is always a challenge.

I usually post the weekly challenge, but with the holidays approaching, people get busy. So I thought we could do this.
We can post our goals and check in as often as you can to post your success', difficulties and give and get support.

My goal is a 4 # weight loss bringing me to 235# a nice even #

To maintain water intake of 120oz and stay lo carb

Anyone care to join me?

11-02-2001, 12:05 PM
Mine is 291. 10 lbs. After not losing any weight this week this may be a stretch but It is what I am shooting for!

11-02-2001, 12:44 PM
I am feeling motivated today and I will take you up on this challenge!

My goals will be to stay low-carb, to get to 220 (11 pound loss), and to exercise at least 15 days. WOW...sounds like a big challenge, but I think i'll work toward it.

Good luck to everyone! This is the worst time of the year for me (eating wise) and I know I will need a TON of luck. :lol:


11-02-2001, 07:06 PM
I love these challenges!Mine will be to exercise 4 times a week.To
drink more water. To weigh 247 lbs.

11-02-2001, 08:12 PM
LOL- my goal is to maitian (doctors orders) at the 222-225 range until Thanksgiving (probably have to maintian longer though :( ). Of course that means I can still reconfigure myself- regain some muscle and lose some fat- in the next few months. I seemed to have balanced back out after the last few weeks with tummy and feeding tube problems so I should be okay when I see my GI doc Nov 15...and I shouldn't even need change, keys, and whatever else I could fit in my pockets like someone suggested.

currently on tube feeding for gastroparesis (stomach disorder) and have to maintain my weight (doc's orders :( ).

Don't wish for things you don't really want...how many times did I say 'I wish I didn't have an appetite' and that is exactly what I ended up with (along with all the other problems with gastroparesis).

11-04-2001, 08:31 AM
Hello ALl

So Far SO good. Went to the library and got some books on Stretching as I am trying to prevent another back injury. OP food wise. Could have been better on the water yesterday, but weekends are always a challenge.

Hey any one else up for this?
How are the others doing?

11-04-2001, 08:59 AM
Put me down for a loss of 4 lbs. by Thanksgiving. So, goal weight by Turkey day is 295.

Hope everyone is doing well!


11-05-2001, 10:42 AM
Good idea! My goal is to have more OP days than not. To exercise more, to increase my water, and hopefully be able to wear my jeans again comfortably without feeling stuffed in. :D

11-05-2001, 12:48 PM
As sad as this is, put me down for being back where I was by Thanksgiving Plus 1. I'd like to say I have lost 40 lbs, so I'll need to be at 271. I know this Wednesday at WW will show a gain, so I'd like to get back where I was.

11-06-2001, 05:42 AM
Hi all,
I am OP Had a great day yesterday. Did my stretches( found out how unlimber I am even w/ almost a year of regular exercise. Back in the saddle again. Only 1 twingw in the back yesterday.
Got my water in and stayed OP food wise.

How is everyone else? I too am inpired by the renewed interest and enthusiasm on the board!!!

11-07-2001, 03:57 PM
Pat i just realized that t-day come a week early we have 2 weeks till turkey day!!!

i have a goal of 5 lbs for that. i have increased my cardio at the gym and have really been hitting the low carb racks. so i hope that i will come atleast close. i want to see 170!!! atleast briefly!!!

11-07-2001, 11:36 PM
Glad to hear you all are doing so great! I may have made my challenge a bit too challenging, but I'll keep it as is. I've had one off plan day, but I have been keeping up with my exercise challenge. Woohooo. What do you all plan on eating for Thanksgiving? Are you going to go off plan for the day or stay OP??


11-08-2001, 06:31 AM
I am still OK, At least that is what I tell myselfLOL, OP and I am close to my goal. Let's see if I can screw that up between now and then. I have been really trying toagain think before I eat. Am I hungary?, Am I full? etc. Things that I was very aware of in the beginning but have let go by the wayside now that I don't eat the forbidden foods.
Hope everyone is well the day is 2 weeks from today!!!

11-08-2001, 09:09 AM
Doing ok here. Went to the gym yesterday and feel sore today, but it's a good kind of soreness. My trainer literally yelled at me when she saw me, realizing that I hadn't been in for such a long time. It felt great to have her support, and boy did she make me work! :lol:

Food wise, I'm doing ok. I've been eating around 1800 cals the past couple days (excluding Monday), but I really need to bring that down to 1200-1400. Slow steps though, 1800 is much better then the thousands and thousands I would eat in just one day.

I just want to say that I've been doing a lot of browsing on the boards and have seen SUCH a surge of recommittments and goals. That makes me so excited and happy! We WILL do this! :smug:

11-08-2001, 10:10 AM
As of yesterday, I now have 5 lbs to lose to reach my Thanksgiving goal. I am OP as of today!!

11-09-2001, 05:35 AM
WOW IT sounds like everyone is doing OK!!! That's Great!!!

I am still OP and a few pounds closer to my gosl. It would be nice if I actually made a goal that I set in one of these challenges!!

I really want to do this!! A size 20 at XMAS time would just take me over the top!!! To be able to shope in catalogs that 20 is the largest size they carry would be so cool. I willl post my weight tomorrow as today is official weigh in day.

Went to teh school pool yesterday, I love to swim and it is a different exercise as I moved w/o stopping for 20mins. WHich is pretty awesome.

You all have a great day

11-09-2001, 07:35 PM
after some fluid this weekend i am down to 175 again. so stagnant but not going up!!! Iknow that my eating was off so i am not worried about that with wthcing what i eat etter i should have an incerase of weight loss and may get to 170 by t-day!!! last year i was so excited to see 188 on t-day and then it was all up hill for 20 lbs so this is a tough time for me!!!

I am still oing good. had my bf tested i lost fat and muscle i need to increase my intake of protein so i will not lose much more muscle.

11-14-2001, 11:38 AM
I just posted in the mini challenge and hope that TOM will come and go before T-Day so maybe i can make my goal of seeing the 160's!!! getting out of 170's will be a nice gift for me!!! I can not seem to get below the 175 mark i thought that i would do it this week but with the watr i know that is not posible for this friday but it wil make it interesting to see it all come off and see what i have left!!!

11-14-2001, 11:32 PM
My report:

Doing great with exercise, doing lousy with food :rolleyes:.

No weight change (big suprise)! However, I'm feeling stronger and enjoying being back at the gym.

Hope everyone is doing really well!!!!!!!! :D

11-15-2001, 06:20 AM
Good Morning all!!!

Well it's one week to go!! How is everyone doing. I know that withe the holidays aaproching I seem to not be aware of my program I am exercising and OP so far, but I have other things on my mind. Food and water have been good. ANd I was only 1 # away from my goal.

Check in everyone!!! POS OR NEG!!!! we need to hear from you!!!