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srmb60
03-03-2008, 08:43 AM
And so ... it has been one week since you decided to try Crackin' Down for Six Weeks. It doesn't matter when you started, this thread will be here when you've put in your first seven days.

I think it's so important for us to share our journey. The ups and the downs. Real people are not like before and after pictures. On page one she's overweight, on page two she's fightin' fit. Don't get me wrong, I love befores and afters to distraction but ... I assume from her smile that she's been perfectly on plan for 42 days in a row.
Does she look like that to you?
Are you like that? I'm not.

I want you to have a good look at last week. Describe to us, in some detail, what you did, didn't do and how it turned out. Did you learn something new about yourself? How is all that going to affect week two?


srmb60
03-03-2008, 09:04 AM
This is what I said I'd do ....

Averaging under 1500 cals per day including lots of superfoods.
Cardio that actually gets my heart rate up six days per week, no less than 20 minutes.
Weights/resistance five days per week, no less than 20 minutes.
Take my vitamins!


And this is what I did do ....
Averaged 1605 calories per day with 9 or 10 superfoods
5 days with cardio
4 days with weights
I think I missed taking all of my vitamins twice.

Worked four day shifts.
One day wandering around the country-side.
I also had a medication change that probably had something to contribute.
According to my wobbly little scale upstairs ... I've gained 1.5 lbs.
I'm awfully glad I have five more weeks. That didn't turn out quite right now did it?

Fat Pants
03-03-2008, 09:51 AM
Thanks for starting this, Susan. :D

Here's what I said I would do:

1. Exercise 4x a week - minimum 30 minutes cardio, 20 minutes weights. Getting our new elliptical tonight AND a new weight machine for hubby, so I'll have no excuses!

2. Stick to my calorie goals (between 1300 and 1500)

3. Continue to stick with my rule of "no candy" that I made for Lent..so far so good....

4. Stop going hog wild on the weekends!


1. I exercised 3 times last week, an average of about 20 minutes cardio and 15 minutes weights. I definitely have a goal to work towards on this one.

2. I did stick to my calories, even with the plans we had going on this weekend. My average calorie intake was 1467 over 7 days.

3. I did not eat any candy!!!!!!

4. I also didn't go hog wild on the weekend. I did have pizza last night, but I stuck to a couple of pieces and didn't stuff myself like normal.

I am down 1 lb. from last week. I'm not really surprised it was just a pound... I still think the eating might be stalling me here.

When I lost 15 lbs about a year ago, I was sticking hard to exercising at least 40 minutes a day, and watching my calories like mad. It's been hard for me to get back into that.


Ilene
03-03-2008, 10:02 AM
What I wanted to do: - exercise at least an hour/day or more, but an hour at least
- no BLT's (bites, licks, tastes) a habit I had given up and which has now resurfaced
- STAY on PLAN on the WEEKEND!!! I hate weekends!


What I did:

- I did exercise daily :yes:
- I didn't BLT, but at times I ate over my calorie alotment...
- I pretty much stayed on plan on the weekend, only had ONE glass of wine...

This second week I will do the same PLUS I will stay under 1300 calories...

Steelslady
03-03-2008, 10:28 AM
My goals were:

1. back to drinking more water and less diet soda
2. back to no less than 10,000 steps a day (love my Omron pedometer!)
3. gradually add weight training back into my daily regimen
4. stick to my calorie allotments for the day
5. the last two weeks, I have not bought one thing of junk food from the store, not even the 100 calorie packs. I kept to the outer aisles of the store, and bought meats, breads, frozen veggies, fresh fruits and veggies, and dairy.

My accomplishments this week were VERY successful- I lost 8 pounds! :carrot:

1. successful
2. successful- did over 20 miles of in home walking between Friday and Sunday night. About an additional 6 miles during the weekdays last week.
3. still working on this, but have been doing it gradually
4. successful
5. successful- went grocery shopping this morning and stuck to my plan.

3Beans
03-03-2008, 12:30 PM
Okay, here comes accountability! I like this format, Susan B.



* Stick between 1350-1550 six days a week - :)CHECK!

* No higher than 2100 on higher cal day - :(NOPE. About 2400.

* Avoid trigger foods COMPLETELY - :)CHECK!

* Make better choices when eating out - :(NOPE. Hit the bread basket hard!

My weigh-in: 152. This is the wall I must break through in the next five weeks!

Last three goals are the same for this week. Goal 1 is revised to "stay on calorie plan", because I've started zig-zagging and the numbers are more complicated.

Thanks all!

timetostart
03-03-2008, 03:06 PM
What I wanted to do:

1. Go to Jazzercise 3-4 times a week
2. Make smart food choices
3. Portion Control
4. Drink more water

What I did:
1. Went to Jazzercise 2 times
2. Ate much better w/ less snacking
3. Good portion control - I chewed a lot of gum instead
4. So so w/water

Good Results - Lost 3 pounds :carrot:

Let's keep on going!:D

Amy

lumifan4ever
03-03-2008, 03:11 PM
Here were my goals from last week:::: Okay....my six week goals are:

Eat around 1300 calories
Exercise 5 days a week (3 classes and 2 personal training sessions)
Drink my water every day!!
Go back to eating my healthy foods again all day long.

(That's all I got at the moment)

The question is...did I follow it. The answer......NO! I ate too many animal crackers, I went to the gym twice (have not gotten my trainer yet...still waiting on the gym to call me back)...and i did not drink water every day.

So...where does week 2 have me headed????

Goals for week 2.

1) Drink water every day...from Monday- Monday.
2) Excersize at least 5 days out of 7.
3) Get back on my old healthy eating routine.

dangerouscurves76
03-04-2008, 11:07 AM
Here's what I said I would do:

* Wrestle my sweet tooth down to the ground!
* Eat Clean!
* Increase water intake and decrease red wine intake
* Increase physical activity (At least 30 mins of cardio a day)
* Daily meditation (To stay focused and motivated)
* Lose 6lbs and finally get out of the 140's

Here's what I did:

* I threw away all the junkfood I had in the house. And didn't eat any candy, ice cream, baked goods, or anything remotely yummy.

* I ate clean 6 out of 7 days!:hun:

* I increased my water intake and cut out the red wine altogether. Too bad, I replaced it with too many rum and diet cokes on Sat! I going to add STAY ON THE PLAN ON THE WEEKENDS to my list of goals.

* Worked out at least an hour each day Mon-Sat. :carrot:

* Daily meditation 6 out of 7 days! And through it all I still managed to lose 2lbs.

JimmieLynn
03-05-2008, 07:48 AM
I hope it's ok for me to join in now, i really need to get crackin! :)

My goals are:
-Continue good food choices. NO MORE FAST FOOD AT ALL!!!
-To exercise EVERY day (cardio and weights), even weekends, or my husbands days off.
-Continue to drink LOTS of water every day.
-Remember to take my vitamins every day.

Everyone seems to be doing well, keep up the good work ladies! :)

Darby1
03-05-2008, 09:06 AM
How have I done? Not great. My plan was to:

1. Work out a minimum of 4 days a week
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
3. Sneak more veggies into my diet
4. Daily affirmations

I haven't worked out since Saturday. I've been drinking a lot of water, but I'm not sure it's been 8 glasses EVERY day. Veggies? What's that? I have been doing my affirmations, so that's something.

I will work out today, even if I can only get on the treadmill for a few minutes. My water bottle is filled up and ready to go. I am going to have to actually buy some vegetables and that won't happen until tomorrow.

I actually have been doing pretty well with my eating. One of my affirmations is that I only eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full, and it really seems to be working. I catch myself digging through the kitchen looking for something to eat and ask myself if I'm even hungry. Usually I'm not.

MrsEnigma
03-05-2008, 03:22 PM
What I said I'd do:

*STOP buying junk food.
*Find a workout DVD that will get me moving.
*Take my calories down from 1800 to 1500/day.
*I'm ditching the 1 a day Coke or Dr. Pepper I allowed at the outset.
*Don't treat the weekends like a free for all. Keep up the calorie counting even on Saturday and Sunday!

I didn't buy any junk food this past week. None. Yay me!

I bought WATP, but haven't tried it yet. My oldest son took the DVD player. GAH! I did get an elliptical trainer for my birthday Sunday and am up to 20 minutes a day on it. Oh are my legs sore! :)

I have been able to keep my calories at or under 1500/day. Some days I have a hard time even getting that many, but I don't worry about it. As long as I'm full and feeling okay, that's good.

I did good for a few days without Coke or DP. I slipped and had half of a 20oz bottle a couple days ago. My daughter offered it to me and my will power was low. I'm back to staying away from it. It's so hard though!

I did really good this weekend. Even ordered off the WW menu at Applebees.

Results? A 1.5 lb loss. I'll take it since I usually gain a couple lbs during TOM.

iriswhispers
03-05-2008, 03:47 PM
wow, this is great! i love that you are re-posting goals along with what you actually did (or didn't) achieve.

i'd love to join in if it's okay - my goals are:

-avoid binge-eating by planning out my meals and cooking things ahead of time when i have days off work
-work out 4-5 days a week (cardio)
-strength training 3 days a week
-not use stress or feeling like i'm having a "fat day" anyway as an excuse to over-indulge!

Emrldluvr
03-09-2008, 03:14 AM
What I said I'd do
Breakfast every day - had 4 days
6 oz water daily - averaged about half of that
Add movement - added movement 4 days
plan meal - planned and stayed with it 5 days
1 lb lost at weigh in on tues.

hotnewspirits
03-09-2008, 11:49 AM
OOOooo

This is a good idea, I'm going to jump on this bandwagon.

This week I will:
-Eat between 1200-1500 calories
-Exercise 3 times a week (once spinning, two other pilates)
-Plan everything I'm going to eat so I can bring it to school
-Take more care in what I wear and my overall appearance. It just makes me more self confident. And I'm getting my hair cut Wednesday so I'll feel extra pretty!

sznn
03-09-2008, 12:24 PM
Susan B - you are brilliant.

Here what I say my goals are for the week:

-stay under 1500 cal/daily average
-do pilates ABs workout at least 4X
-DO NOT purchase any 'treat' foods ie. chocolate easter eggs/cookies/cashews
-work on steadily decreasing sugar intake
-step up the cardio - limited to walking/biking

Hoping for a good report card next week.

-S

seranab
03-09-2008, 01:32 PM
Hey guys!!

Okay... here is what my goals were for the week!

1. 15 minutes a day cardio MINIMUM!
2. Eating balanced meals... and that means VEGETABLES BABY!
3. Running up stairs instead of walking slowly
4. Walking everywhere.... even when its raining

oookay, lets see how I did!

1. I did at least 15 minutes a day cardio... actually, I doubled it and did 30 minutes cardio a day! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!
2. My vegetable intake was pathetic. I'm just so awful when it comes to vegies!
3. Yup... At least 90% of the time I ran up the stairs! Some days when i was extremely tired I would walk up the stairs like a snail!
4. And YES I walked everywhere... except from today, lol... where I bussed back home from town :lol:

Ah well, I think generally I did pretty well. Actually I lost 3lb's this week, I was like :O wow... talk about water weight lol. It must have been that sudden increase in exercise.

Congratulations to all of you and to your efforts this week.

get fit in ky
03-09-2008, 01:42 PM
My goals for this week:

1. Cardio 5 days/week x 60 minutes
2. Restart weight lifting in a formal way
3. Formal stretching routine 3-5 days/week
4. Increase water intake
5. Decrease coffee intake
6. Stop silly snacks that derail me

Last week I did 4 sessions of 60 min, 1 of 45 minutes.

So now I need to log off and get moving :)

WebRover
03-09-2008, 04:08 PM
Here's what I said I'd do:

Log my food daily
Drink water daily
Take vitamins daily
Exercise 2x per week
Plan my meals weekly

I logged my food every day and usually did it shortly after each meal or snack. My calories were in the range I want.
I drank about 16 ounces more each day than I have been. Still room for improvement.
Take vitamins daily - OK missed one day.
Exercise - Boo. Didn't even do it once. DH had a gout attack so he wouldn't walk and the weather was bad the days I was going to walk on my own (pouring down rain and excessive wind - but I should have found something I could do)
Planned my meals, but ate out several times that were unplanned. Made pretty good choices though.
The scale wasn't kind to me this week, but it popped down today. If I hadn't found my tape measure last week and measured, I think I would be really frustrated. However, I lost an inch in the waist and an inch in the hips this week! How did that happen????

wildgrain
03-09-2008, 04:36 PM
get fit in ky inspired me: I also have these goals:
My goals for this week:

1. Cardio 5 days/week x 60 minutes
2 Focus on new lifestyle
3. Formal stretching routine 3-5 days/week
4. Increase water intake
5. Decrease coffee intake
6. Stop silly snacks that derail me

This is my 2nd post sunday 3/9/08 see ya'll next week 3/16

sznn
03-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Tomorrow is the end of the week but I wanted to report now.

Here what I said my goals are for the week:

-stay under 1500 cal/daily average- seems to be more like 1650
-do pilates ABs workout at least 4X - did the workout 3X, if I do it tomorrow it will be 4X
-DO NOT purchase any 'treat' foods ie. chocolate easter eggs/cookies/cashews - bought cashews/chocolate....uugghhhh
-work on steadily decreasing sugar intake - so so on that front
-step up the cardio - limited to walking/biking - did more walking, but zero biking, 10 minutes at the physio appt. whooopeee.

I will post new weekly goals tommorrow

Ilene
03-15-2008, 09:10 PM
sznn -- Actually we are starting week 3 results as of Monday... So I'll start a new thread move your post there...and close this one so that we don't get mixed up again...