Support Groups - Hot and Healthy Challenge Chicks 4/16/07-4/22/07

04-15-2007, 10:31 PM
What is Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks?

A bunch of us were all part of different challenges together, and when the challenges ended, we decided not to! So we all came together and decided to start a long term challenge group, and we called them the Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks!

-Anyone can join the group no matter what your goals are or where you are in your weight loss journey.
-We are here to support each other, encourage each other, laugh together, and cry together.
-Our unified goal is to exercise, eat right (whatever diet plan we may each separately be following), and have fun!
-We encourage new members, as the more that join, the more friends we have to support us along the way!
-We only ask that you follow one teensy, tiny rule. At the beginning of each month we state what our goals are, and they can be WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Then at the end of the month we can share how well we did with our goals, etc. However, sharing at the end of the month is completely optional.

We can do this!!

04-15-2007, 10:37 PM
Where is everyone? :( Our thread was only two pages long last week.

I've been doing okay lately. TOM should be gone in a day or two and I feel good about how I handled him this time. Hopefully my restraint will show on the scale Tuesday. I made this chicken alfredo out the box yesterday but added spinach leaves and it was delish. The spinach added next to no calories and lots of nutrients and all that. I hope everyone is doing okay! :hug:

04-15-2007, 11:16 PM
All have a good tomorrow.

Sharon S.

P.S. Can't say I can tell you where everyone disappears too, rather frustrating!

My post just disappeared other than the signature, don't know what happened.

Anyhow did good over the weekend.

Jasonslea, great job with the spinach and thanks for starting the new thread.

sports mom
04-15-2007, 11:16 PM
Hey guys,

I'm in on this. I need the motivation and accountability. I just started my plan and my goal is to lose 2 pounds this week.

Good luck to all and let's encourage each other!

04-15-2007, 11:25 PM
just wondering... Can anyone join?
If so...I am in!

My Goals

To loose 8 pounds (more IF I am lucky)
starting at 176 pounds.

And to Get off one of my Meds. For Tryglycerides.

Thanks for having this thread. Hope it motivates me evan more.

04-15-2007, 11:31 PM
Welcome SportsMom and Theresa! We have a fabulous group of women here but most are MIA right now. :( Hope you guys post often!

Have a great week everyone!

04-15-2007, 11:56 PM
will everyday be to much? ;)

I am on a lot. I started this new way of life 6 weeks ago.
My dd says I am obsessed... there are worse obsessions, right?

I am stay at home wife right now. So this is my 2 nd job.
first job is taking care of my hubby!

04-16-2007, 12:17 PM
Good Morning Everyone,

Let's list our goals for the week!

My goals
1. Eat healthy meals all week and no fried foods.
2. Hit the gym every morning.
3. No splurging on our weekend getaway coming up...plan plan plan!

04-16-2007, 01:23 PM
LOL Theresa! Every day is a good thing. When I get my own computer, I will definitely be on every night.

Dolly ~ How's the little one so far?

My goals for the week:
*Hit the gym 5x.
*Stay within my calories.
*No soda and no fast food.

SD Gal
04-16-2007, 04:13 PM
Helloooo goils!!!!!!!!!! :wave:

Well... my goals this week:

Walk a minimum of three miles each day..
Stay within my points range..
Drink all my water..

I have been a good girl these past few days and believe I'm over the slow bump. lol.. :D

Hugs all around and welcome to the new gals!! ;) :hug:

04-17-2007, 12:18 AM
Hello to the new girls and welcome, as everyone is.

Get to meet my new grand nephew this Friday,can't wait, even though writing the grand nephew thing makes me feel old! I am a young retiree, just needing to lose weight.

My goals this week:
Stay mentally healthy, (don't talk about replacing the bathroom floor with dh.)
Eat healthy, drink all my water. And do my walking.

Can't wait till Thurs. pins out, brace off, I hope!

Sd Gal glad to have you back. so glad! Hugs honey.

Dollypie, good goals.

Littlered, post as often as you want, it gets slow sometimes on here and I will reply.

Sportsmom, good and sensible goals, you go girl!

Jasonslea, great goals, lets see if we can DO IT!!!!!

Have a good day tomorrow, talk to u then.

Sharon S.

SD Gal
04-17-2007, 12:47 PM
Well.. I didn't get in my walking yesterday.. we got home quite late, sadly. And I've been fighting this cold that Steve gave me.. :mad:

ANYYYWAY.... not a whole lot else is going on really. I've got a specific goal of two #'s a week through June and then maintenance.. so, that's the GOAL anyhow.. If I don't make it until July, I'm not going to beat myself up about it.

I still want to wear this black shift to my son's graduation, however, I have a back up just in case. lol

Good job everyone on goals, its important to have them!! :carrot:

Have a super day.. bbl! :hug:

04-17-2007, 06:08 PM
Good afternoon all, not much new here. I have two new pedometers and do you think I can find even one! Nope not a chance, that ticks me off. We must have little people hiding things on us. So far food is good the rest I am working on. bbl
Sharon S.

04-17-2007, 06:59 PM
On plan so far
walked 1.5 miles today, same yesterday.
I went to curvers yesterday also.

I will stay on plan, even if the weight seems to not come off as fast as I hoped!

04-18-2007, 01:23 AM
Theresa don't get discouraged I went to Curves as well and with dieting at the same time lost 80 lbs. just stick to it. Now you have us to back you.

Miss SD Gal you get that "you have a back-up just in case" out of your head, just stick with the dieting and walking and you will be a knock out in that black dress!

Food still on track water a little low, 20 mins. exercise done, ten to go.
Just one more day and no pins, no brace!

Take care everyone!
Sharon S.

04-18-2007, 03:56 AM
Hi ladies...this sounds like a great group and I would love to be a part of it!
My goals for the week (whats left of
1. work out every morning
2. eat clean (5-6 small meals a day)
3. not spend money!!

04-18-2007, 08:51 AM
Hi ladies...this sounds like a great group and I would love to be a part of it!
My goals for the week (whats left of
1. work out every morning
2. eat clean (5-6 small meals a day)
3. not spend money!!

Hi Nygirl,

welcome to the group

I like you 3 rd. goal! :)

04-18-2007, 07:21 PM
:wave: everyone. Where are my ladies? :(

I've decided to take down my ticker thing. I was looking at it and getting really depressed and when I get depressed, I start eating and it snowballs from there. So my sig will be ticker-free until I start seeing some progress.

04-18-2007, 07:21 PM
Welcome NY!

04-19-2007, 11:29 AM
I am here.
just a little depressed that my scale is not moving. I am trying to figure out the problem.

04-19-2007, 09:56 PM
Hi all, welcome NY, I know how you feel about the scale, mine went up 1-1/2 lbs and just won't go back down.

I was a little bad yesterday, nervous eating, worried about getting the pins out of my arm. My water was down as well and exercise was just some housework I could manage. Did not weigh myself today.

Food has been off today due to spending half my day at the hospital, have not done too bad, got a little walking in and working on the water. I got the pins out and only have to wear the brace if I am doing something strenuous (sp), my arm is very swollen and hand is very sore too, but on my way. Just have to get through physio.

Have a good evening and tomorrow my friends.
Sharon S.

04-20-2007, 01:13 AM
Hi, everyone! I'm FatToFitVirgo, since 20 years ago, I used to do martial arts & weight training. In eighth grade I weighed 118. Once I started HS I was 130. For most of my adult life I was between 130-150. I got married in 1988, at 165. Went up another 10 lbs the next year, because I became a competitive eater w/my husband (so I got some of the desserts & other goodies that I liked, too, before he ate the entire thing). And I kinda "grew my own disguise" when he & I got together, since the boyfriend before I married was an emotionally unhealthy choice. Well, I've been happily married for 18 1/2 years now. My husband's been retrained (for a long time) to respect the fact he's not the only one who likes to eat certain things. He's the skinny one, since his job is very active & physical, so he's always burned off whatever excess calories he enjoys.

I've only been at 3FC for four weeks now, posting in another thread. The group there is really nice. But sometimes I feel the need for more motivation, that's how I ended up here. Your thread may be what I'm looking for: not too stringent (or obsessive!), yet requiring some naming--and working toward--goals.

May I join you? I probably won't be posting every day. One of my problems is spending time on the computer instead of exercising. And I definitely need to set one goal of exercising every day before I can use the computer. I very much like the word "challenge" in your title. I hope to use it as motivation! Thank you.


04-20-2007, 08:30 AM
Welcome Virgo :wave:
You have found a really wonderful place on line to hang out. Listen to everyone. But Listen with you heart and BODY, To find out whats right for YOU.

Use your Fitday. It is a good way to find out what we are REALLY eating.
Use it to track everything that passes your Lips. Water, vitamins, and of course FOOD.
You can use it to track your work outs too. Just don't pay much attention to the calories it says you have burned. It seems the only problem I have noticed with Fitday.

Be honest with yourself. It is only you that hurts if you are not Honest, counting your calories and exercises.

So get out there and do it. You can! :hug: :dance: :cheer2:

Check out the Calorie counters forum too. Lots of good info there.

Also Remember one thing I am finding is soooo important.
As some have had to remind me too often ;) It takes time and hard work. Sometimes there will be stalls in your weight loss. Just get back up on the bike and go again.

04-20-2007, 01:11 PM
Goodmorning ladies, welcome Virgo. We all have our flaws, we just have to learn what they are and how to go about fixing them.

I was bad again last night, disappointed as I was doing so well. Weighed in this morning and I am up 3.5 pounds, but if I don't exercise enough and eat healthy that is what happens.

Am going to try again today, did okay for breakfast, just have to watch supper as we are going out. Will try and get some exercise in this aft. but have to go to the store now for me and Dad, then take him to the Doc's to get his stitches out, wrap three presents, do cards, then drive to the other side of town for supper. aaah And fit exercise in then, or tonight. Have a feeling it will be tonight.

Have a good rest of the day.
Sharon S.

P.S. Where are the old timers?
Littlered, good suggestions for Virgo!

04-21-2007, 03:55 AM
Thanks for the welcome, ladies! I must confess that already I didn't live up to my 'exercise before the computer' goal. At least as far as hoping I did my stat(ionary) bike right before. But I did walk around to pay bills, so that activity counts. Just wanted to do a quick posting here.

Again, thanks for the welcome!

04-21-2007, 07:52 PM
FatToFitVirgo, sounds like your doing pretty good, remember each day is a new challenge for us all.

Well I was down 1-1/2 lbs this morning, but could be do to all the running around I did yesterday, today has been a very sedentary day, food not bad and water is going good for a change, still have to get the exercise in, but still have time.

Where is everyone today and yesterday as well?

Talk to you all later!
Sharon S.

04-21-2007, 08:18 PM
Hello everyone,
I am new to the site and Groups. :D
My goals for the next week (4-22 - 4-28) are:
1. Walk 2 miles Mon-Sat, 1 mile on Sun.
2. Stay within my point value for the day.
3. Loose 1.5 lbs, we shall see.

Kathy W.

04-21-2007, 10:58 PM
there everyone.
welcome Kathy.

My goals for this month were...
To loose 8 pounds (more IF I am lucky)
starting at 176 pounds.
And to Get off one of my Meds. For Tryglycerides.

Well I hope to make it official monday. weighed in 3 pounds less friday.
That makes my first 11 pounds! :broc:
Down 3 since we started this on the 15th.

I go to the dr. for blood work Monday. Hope to get off my triglycerides meds. before Friday! :D
That will make me almost half way to my goal.
Yea! me.

I know I am tooting my own horn. ;)
This is still so new to me. To loose weight and feel good. It has been so good for my mind. (and on the scale).

Hubby home tonight. he works 2nd shift so I only have him home in the pm on the week ends.
talk more in the am.
have a wonderful evening.

04-22-2007, 01:15 AM
Welcome Kmuffin, great to have you with us. It is a great group of ladies, some seem to be MIA at the moment, but we state our goals, I state how I am doing usually every day, a little personnel note too. We try to help each other out, support and info if required.

Littlered, you are doing fabulous, just don't cut back to much, if you lose it to fast unfortunately, you might put it on quicker. Besides that you are on fire and go girl! Half way there is terrific.

Well I did good with the rest of my food, water and exercise. Then there is always tomorrow! Hope to get out to the cottage, we got new windows and I am anxious to see them, they need the trim to be put back on, and one broke on delivery and has been re-ordered, if Dad is up to it, we will take him.

Have a good day tomorrow, will talk at you then!
Sharon S.

04-22-2007, 09:00 AM
""Littlered, you are doing fabulous, just don't cut back to much, if you lose it to fast unfortunately, you might put it on quicker. Besides that you are on fire and go girl! Half way there is terrific.
Sharon S""

Sharon, thanks.:hug:

My total ll pound loss is Since March 1st.... thats 7 weeks.
So its less than 2 pounds per week. :D
My goal for the Calories... 1400 or more.
I was doing 1600 for a little while. the Weight just stopped.
Being as short as I am. (under 5ft.) that should be enough. I am comfortable eating that much Most days.

And there are no Calorie Police... So If I go over a little... I am ok with that too.

04-22-2007, 07:59 PM
Welcome Virgo and Kathy!

WOOOOTTT Theresa! Rock on!

I guess I'm going to be putting up this week's thread too. :( I really hope all our chicks find their way back to us. Life can get so busy sometimes.

04-26-2007, 01:25 AM
Hello, ladies! I started visiting and joined this site on March 22. I weighed 211. Now that I have been exercising and paying attention to what I'm eating/using FitDay, I have good news to report!

As of April 22, I weighed 203. So I lost 8 pounds in one month! I'm visiting my doctor on Friday for my annual physical (which I strongly recommend for everyone). My loss of eight pounds would be more impressive if I hadn't also gained weight since my last visit. But still, I'm hoping my blood work will be okay, meaning my cholesterol levels. I already take blood pressure and thyroid meds; I'd really like to avoid adding cholesterol medication, if I could avoid it.

Wish me luck! Thanks for your support,

04-27-2007, 02:01 PM
FatToFit Virgo, I am sorry hon but you are posting on the wrong thread, each week usually Sunday a new thread is started, some girls put in where to go, some of the oldies like me (who took a while to learn this) just realize that is what usually happens. So to get there, go down below where this Message appears and you will see Misc. Clubs just click on the GO and it will take you to the new threads started, then just click on "Hot and Healthy Challenge Chicks for the next week, it will show the dates, Sunday to Sunday. Anyhow fabulous weight loss, your showing a lot of us up. I hope the blood work is okay and you too!
Sharon S.