100 lb. Club - The five day Challenge Returns!!

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12-02-2001, 06:36 AM
Well, I know that I miss these as they keep me accountable and I enjoy the support from others.

For all you newbies, this is an opportunity to challenge yourself for 5 days, mon-fri.

1. Set a goal
2 post daily as to your success or barriers to your goal
3 give and get support from others.

My goal is to maintain lo carb woe
To get my water in no matter what ( 115 0z)
exercise each day

Anyone else in?

12-02-2001, 07:06 PM
I want to get in on this!
My goal for the next five days-no staying up late and eating!!
I really believe I could lose weight just by cutting out this terrible habit of eating late an hour or so before I go to sleep. I will start this tonight.


12-03-2001, 12:47 AM
I'm in on this one.
My goals this week:
Stay OP with new Weight Watchers plan
Exercise at least 3 days this week (setting it low for now so I can work my way back up)

Good luck everyone!

12-03-2001, 03:28 PM
Should I? YES Count me in!!!

Stay OP w/ low carb
drink my water
be acountable with my food
give my all to the exercise plan for the next week
prepare my presentation

12-03-2001, 10:41 PM
One day down and I did it!!!!!
I got up early at 5:30 this morning and rode my bike for :20 minutes around the neighborhood. I estimated it to be around 2.5 miles. I'm going to use the pedometer tomorrow to see just how far it is.
I stayed OP today as well. I was 2.7 points over today, but I banked 7 points yesterday and I don't know how to calculate the activity points yet, so I'm sure I'm still OP today.
The third thing today--> I turned down a lot of Christmas candy from a parade. One of my coworkers brought in a ton of it from the parade Saturday and I didn't touch one piece.

So how's everyone else doing?

12-03-2001, 11:34 PM
So far so good!
I picked a goal that I figured I could do with some effort (not eating late at night (after 9 pm) I usually go to bed around 11 or 12pm. I was gonna snack last night and then I remembered the challenge. I thought that I didn't want to report not even doing it for one day! ;) I did snack tonight at 8pm but I figure that gives me time to burn it off. I usually eat an hour before bed which is really dumb!!

Dawnyal-way to go!

hope everyone else is working hard on their goals too!


12-04-2001, 05:56 AM
Day 1 Op!! Used the treadmill, OP food wise and got most of my water in! I am trying to get used to a new schedule at my new job.

SOunds like everyone had a good day ! Way to go!!

Off to get thru Tues.

12-04-2001, 01:35 PM
Dawnayl and loreli way to go both of you. each step is a step closer to goal and being able to stick woth the plan.

I am doing fine i had a huge breakfast so i will not be tempted to sanck and that was my problem yesterday i had to much fat and PB for snack so i am going to do much better today!!! i did exercise (need more umph for the better results for that) and took my sups!!!

12-04-2001, 11:18 PM
I am glad to see more responses today! I am glad we are all sticking to this~~

I didnt eat late again last night or tonight either. I have told myself after the computer it's bath and bed--no David Letterman for me and snack time!! ;

I feel I can keep this going-maybe after a few weeks of working on this goal I will think of something else!

Happy Hump Day :)


12-04-2001, 11:41 PM
Good job lorelei...Doesn't it feel great when you can accomplish even the minor challenges?

WTG Nausus and Pat on the exercise.

As for me, I just couldn't motivate myself to get out of the bed this morning and go riding, but I am tomorrow.

Foodwise, I did well and managed to stay within my points despite the fact that we had a luncheon at work today. I just planned ahead for it and calculated the points (guessing) that it would take.

I was still pretty full when I got home, so I just had more carrots and cucumbers and threw in a little popcorn and sugar-free jello for dessert and called it dinner.

It's almost Wednesday and that means we are almost halfway through with this one!!!!

12-05-2001, 06:33 AM
It's Hump Day!

Well I am Op food and water wise. However I can't seem to get the exercise in. My work schedule is alover the place. I am taking the stairs all day at work. SO at least I am moving thruout the day. Next week should be better. Actually tomorrow should be better.

Sue , You are so on track!!!
BG43- Planning is so hard to do but works so well. This WW thing seems to be working for you!!!
L1- Way to go!! I too try not toeat after 7:00 pm. And I do feel better not doing it. I love these challenges!

Well 2 more days after today!

12-05-2001, 04:02 PM
2 days left of this..but count me in. I am challenging myself to increase my water and at least get 20 minutes in of exercise a day.

12-05-2001, 08:03 PM
Whoooo Hoooooo Jenniffer is with us too!!!!

I have been doing great today!!!

12-06-2001, 12:03 AM
I made it through day 3 of the challenge with flying colors--well sort of.
I got up bright and early and rode 2.5 miles again on the bike this morning :)
My points I stayed within my range again too. The only thing I did was nibble on the digiorno pizza the rest of the family had (just a couple of pepperonis and olives with a bit of cheese) I counted my nibbles as 4 points since a whole slice was like 12.

Good luck everyone, just 2 more days to go for this one!

12-06-2001, 01:47 PM
That darn peanutbutter still gets me. it is my nibbeler. I need to find something else to nibble on!

but otherwise i am doing good.

exercise was great today

12-07-2001, 09:00 AM
I didn't post yesterday but did well, if I do say so. :D
I got up at 5:30 and rode my bike again for 2.5 miles and then ate my breakfast and went to work. At work we rearranged our desks (3 times!) and so I did a lot of furniture moving and climbing around to plug in cords all morning.
When it came time for lunch (even though I packed mine) some coworkers wanted to go to a pizza joint that has a buffet and I went ahead and went with them. Although I know pizza is one of my trigger foods, I just had the salad (no croutons, bacon bits, crackers) and had my dressing on the side and dipped my fork in it. Then I had about 1/2 c. cottage cheese to go with that.
I weighed in last night and am down 3.8 pounds. Woohoo :D :D
For dinner I splurged a bit and had a grilled chicken fajita thing from Taco Mayo (not sure if it's a regional place or not, but similar to Taco Bell).
I could feel myself wanting to slink back into old habits of eating just because it tastes good and wanted to eat, eat, and eat more, so I made me some fat-free sugar free pudding and ate it until I felt full.

I didn't calculate my points for yesterday, but will do that today when I have a spare moment.

This morning no exercise, but I did make my 3 days I challenged myself to and I'm going to try and get in some hiking this weekend if at all possible.

Good luck to everyone and I will report back again Sunday as I'm heading out of town for the weekend.


12-07-2001, 02:13 PM

have a great trip!!! and way to go for doing so great!!!

I am ripping again too. i have been doing good but i am ready to drop, shed, destroy, discard some more pounds!!!!

12-08-2001, 10:51 PM
3.8 pounds Dawnyal?? that's incredible-if it were me I'd be bouncing off the walls! ;)

I have stuck with my challenge but haven't lost weight. :( I know why though-I've been to three functions this week which of course involve eating and in my case overeating. It's a wonder I haven't gained 5 pounds!!

Maybe I should change my New Years Goal to maintaining instead of losing-I think that may be more realistic. We have three weeks so who knows?