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zambejaly5
01-05-2009, 09:21 AM
Ok, I am throwing a challenge out. I lost 20 lbs just before the holidays. and it didn't take too long. 20 lbs is managable. small goal. unlike the entire 80 or what every I was looking at when I started. So I am going to look at my weight loss in increments of 20 lbs. 20 lbs is a nice amount, it is small enough that it shouldn't overwhelm, but it make a great impact it will drop you one to two dress sizes, and that feels great! So. Here is my challenge. lets start today. and see who can get to that 20 loss first. You in?


Dan2112
01-05-2009, 10:07 AM
I'll take you up on this.. I didn't WI in this morning, so I'll officially start my count tomorrow. I think I'll probably do a TO to get things started.. Haven't done one of these in a LONG time, so it may be just what the doctor ordered!

zambejaly5
01-05-2009, 10:16 AM
well I weighed in this am and I was down where I thought I would be. so I was 180.2 still above the ticker but not enough to move it. I will wait til I can move it down. So 20 will put me at 160 and with only 20 more to go. that is exciting. At this point it is almost strange to see you on the Chicks! I see you more on FB I think


Dan2112
01-05-2009, 12:37 PM
I know.. No kidding.. FB seems to have a life of its own.. LOL...

I've been trying to set up a 20lb tracker like yours, but it's only wanting to let me set up one where I have to put my weight in. Been so long since I've done a tracker that I've forgotten how to do it.. Grrrrr...

zambejaly5
01-05-2009, 01:48 PM
I had to work at it a while to remember too. I set it with the trackers on here, and for the three weights I put starting weight 20 current weight 20 and goal weight 0. and then it set it up for a 20 lb loss

zambejaly5
01-05-2009, 01:49 PM
looks like its me and you on this one Dan! we might as well track this on FB!!!

bradleys mom
01-05-2009, 01:54 PM
Ohhh no, I am here for this one too!! I need all the challenges I can get!

cecil
01-05-2009, 02:09 PM
You know what this sounds PERFECT! I was just saying how I would like to lose another 20! I am in. I will start with my weight from my WI on Sat.

1/03 171.2

cecil
01-05-2009, 02:09 PM
Ohhh Lettie you didn't give us enough time! HA!

zambejaly5
01-05-2009, 02:14 PM
haha, I do tend to be a bit impatient!!

bradleys mom
01-05-2009, 02:15 PM
Whats FB?

Kimphin
01-05-2009, 02:18 PM
FaceBook - you guys are on? It's like crack on a computer! Hmmm - you may be getting a friend request!

I'm in. Hopefully I will win this by next week (kidding, but secretly wishing!)

bradleys mom
01-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Kim, You deserve to win this challenge! You would be in ONEDERLAND!

Kimphin
01-05-2009, 02:40 PM
Oh, no, not really - just had me some ticker denial. It's all good now, though.

bradleys mom
01-05-2009, 03:08 PM
Okay, well you would be close enough! lol

Mama Nicole
01-05-2009, 03:48 PM
Count me in b1tches!!! I will go make a ticker in a few minutes, if my stupid computer will let me. It has been a bear all day. I think 3FC is burnin' up also. You know, everyone is getting on the wagon with the first of the year and all :) And, Kim.......I will be watching for a friend request on FB :)
XOXO

Dan2112
01-05-2009, 05:10 PM
Ok.. I think I figured this thing out...

pattijo
01-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Would Love To Join...the 20 Lb Challenge

amylou7777
01-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Yeah! I cannot wait to get this 20lbs back off. The good thing about re-starting is that they first few lbs are the easiest right? I know we can do this!

Joni135
01-05-2009, 10:07 PM
I'm in too..
Dan - did Nicole just call you a bltch? FOR SHAME!!!
Can't believe all the folks on face book.....I'm on too, but Kim's right..it's addictive and I told myself I would just do it to see misc pictures...but it's starting to take over too much time! Argh...technology overload!

greycrazy
01-05-2009, 10:29 PM
Oh can I be in too :)

WithFaith50
01-05-2009, 11:25 PM
I'm in! My weight today is 246, so my goal for this challenge is 226. It's sad to admit, but it is very hard for me to imagine stepping on the scale and seeing 226. Most people would probably be horrified...I would be absolutely thrilled! :carrot:

Good luck everybody! :)

bradleys mom
01-06-2009, 06:40 AM
Well, now that I know what FB is, lol, I am on too, I am more of a myspacer though...

zambejaly5
01-06-2009, 07:34 AM
Well, now that I know what FB is, lol, I am on too, I am more of a myspacer though...

haha, that is because you are young. one of my friends said on FB that her teenage son told her "Facebook is myspace for old people" it is so true.

Repo girl
01-06-2009, 08:32 AM
All right, that is it. I am in. I will weigh in a few minutes and change my ticker. It's on!!!

Kristinx
01-06-2009, 09:55 AM
I will join in on this...though a bit late....I offically start the LA program next Tuesday! So will weigh in with my starting weight then. I hope to lose the first 20 lbs quickly!

Dan2112
01-06-2009, 09:59 AM
I have a Myspace account too.. Does that mean I'm really young? Though I have it, I rarely use it.. FB is just a lot more fun and interactive..

zambejaly5
01-06-2009, 11:26 AM
3lbs in people. mostly water I know, but that is ok. I really started hitting the water the other day. and peed all day!!! there was that 3 lbs! 17 to go

Kimphin
01-06-2009, 11:42 AM
WTG Lettie!

amylou7777
01-06-2009, 11:52 AM
I'm 3lbs closer as well! I've lost and gained these last 10 lbs over and over so I'm ready to get em gone and start working on the next 10. Let's get these 20 gone!

jewljz
01-06-2009, 01:29 PM
I won't even attempt this one because #1 - I'd look sick if I actually lost the 20 and #2 - I'm losing at about 1lb per month rate now... But I'll be looking and cheering you guys on!

I say add a twist and the person with the least amount lost has to change their avatar to a picture of them in bike pants:o

Kimphin
01-06-2009, 02:16 PM
Well now, theres some motivation.....

bradleys mom
01-06-2009, 03:13 PM
You all really wouldnt want that...:fr:

Mama Nicole
01-06-2009, 04:13 PM
:lol: Julie....you are too funny :)

My intentions were sooo good yesterday, and then my neighbor came over with a bag of goodies she brought back for me from England. DH and I feasted on them while watching Desperate Housewives, but other than that, I am all good to go. I am not going to WI until friday, I think. I am going to try anway.

Thanks for hte good laugh, Joni.
Ok, gotta get back to work. DH took the day off so we could catch up on life, and he went to Home Depot, and here I sit on my computer instead of getting stuff done.........oops. :lol:

BlueAngel1
01-06-2009, 04:21 PM
May I join also? I started yesterday at 210 and was 207 this morning as well! Yeah.... I know mine is water too, but what the heck, lol! It's a start!

Repo girl
01-07-2009, 10:43 AM
Sure Blue Angel!!!


Okay, I could not weigh because my scale batteries are dead. Wonder who has been weighing? Sure as **** hasn't been me. I will weigh soon, then it is on like Donkey Kong!

Great job to you losers, also!!!

cecil
01-07-2009, 12:33 PM
I just wanted to say that I went to LA today and Weighed with all my clothes on and I do not want to use that weight. Since I weighed my self at home to start I am going to use my Naked weight. I like that one better! HA! So I will weigh myself on my scale on Sat. Good luck to all!

jewljz
01-07-2009, 01:20 PM
Cecil - Naked weight is always best! Its the only one I admit to!

BlueAngel1
01-07-2009, 04:23 PM
Thanks! I will not weigh again until Monday but I'm being so stinkin good that I'm actually impressing myself, lol! Really though..... this 20 lb challenge is exactly what I needed right now.... I just quit smoking and I'm about to turn 50....... I want to be a much healthier 50 yr old than I am a 49 yr old.... :)

JerseyMadchen
01-07-2009, 09:51 PM
Hey guys! I am in!

We need to make a Facebook Group! Even more motivation! I am on there under Amy Peek Beach. I LOVE facebook. I have MySpace too. Facebook is like a grown up MySpace...

BlueAngel1
01-08-2009, 06:16 AM
know about Facebook..... maybe it's just me, but I don't even see how to really get around in there........ any hints? I'll take another look.:dizzy:

Kimphin
01-08-2009, 09:39 AM
OK guys - I weighed in today - I was going to wait a week, and couldn't stand it anymore, so I'll post this today.

Down 6 lbs!

Cecilia - we used to call it BNWI - Bare Naked Weigh In! Nicole and Katie should remember those days.

Dan2112
01-08-2009, 10:31 AM
Hey gang..

Well, I need to do something different... Got on the scale today and showed only the slightest difference.. At least it wasn't up! I've been really good the last two days and have been drinking all my water.. I figured I'd at least show some water weight loss.. Grrrrr..

Blue.. You'll get the hang of Facebook... It's a lot of fun and there are lots of little distractions.. But please, everyone, don't send me any fish or plants! FB'ers know what I mean by that!

If we can all agree to a FB group name, I'll volunteer to set it up.

Repo girl
01-08-2009, 10:53 AM
Allright, I got a battery in my scale and weighed. First it said 229, then I tried again to be sure and it said 232, so I had my daughter weigh to make sure it was calibrated, and my weight jumped to 237, over and over and over again. So, dammit, I am taking 237 as my start weight. I am going to count calories and get in a ton of water every day and see how we do.

zambejaly5
01-08-2009, 12:44 PM
Blue.. You'll get the hang of Facebook... It's a lot of fun and there are lots of little distractions.. But please, everyone, don't send me any fish or plants! FB'ers know what I mean by that!

If we can all agree to a FB group name, I'll volunteer to set it up.

I hear you on the fish and plants! and the other crap. mine built up to over 100 and I just hit ignore all.

But I will have to admit, I am getting a little addicted to the "flare" go to my profile and scroll through some of mine, you will see what I mean. plus you can make your own. two of mine on there I have made.

Love the idea of a FB group!! and with LAWL becoming a dinosaur for most people here. it is beginning to seem silly to call our thread that.

cecil
01-08-2009, 12:45 PM
Somebody choose a name for the group and I am in!

bradleys mom
01-08-2009, 01:05 PM
Okay, I want to be friends with everyone too!! Add me on FB please? jason.kimberly@hotmail.com

JerseyMadchen
01-08-2009, 01:15 PM
I added you Kim!

JerseyMadchen
01-08-2009, 01:16 PM
Why not call it what it is?? 3 Fat Chicks!

Kimphin
01-08-2009, 02:00 PM
Blue.. You'll get the hang of Facebook... It's a lot of fun and there are lots of little distractions.. But please, everyone, don't send me any fish or plants! FB'ers know what I mean by that!

Oh, hysterical!!!! People keep sending me this crap and I ignore it all! I barely have time to check out everyone's status and such - how do they find the time to do the fish/elves/plants/christmas ornament thing????

No worries Dan - the only thing I will send are words. Funny ones, encouraging ones, etc....

Kimphin
01-08-2009, 02:02 PM
Katie - welcome to the "Oh crap, is that really the number" club. The good thing is that there are a lot of cool members (All of US!)

zambejaly5
01-08-2009, 02:38 PM
I am not sure we can really use "3 fat chicks" isn't that some kind of infringement..... what say you Lawyer Amy?


Also, I would like us to have our own identity. 3 fat chicks is great and has been good to us for a long time, but if we want that we can come here. this will be something new..

just some thoughts

jewljz
01-08-2009, 02:45 PM
Keep me posted on the name of the group - I occasionally get on FB, I'm really new at it. Perhaps "3FC and 1 dude" - but we may have to add the "fat" in the dude part also - no offense Dan, but if we gotta be called fat, so do you!

BlueAngel1
01-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Names? K..... how about "2009 - 20 at a time" or "Dejavu" (like we all haven't been on a diet forever, lol) or "No Excuses" .........or hehe... "Mixed Nuts" lol! Heck, I'm suggesting but I don't even know what kind of names they have....... so, feel free to ignore me, lol!

BlueAngel1
01-08-2009, 03:34 PM
WOOHOO Kimphin! You go girl!!! Is that just since Monday???!!!

BlueAngel1
01-08-2009, 03:38 PM
Allright, I got a battery in my scale and weighed. First it said 229, then I tried again to be sure and it said 232, so I had my daughter weigh to make sure it was calibrated, and my weight jumped to 237, over and over and over again. So, dammit, I am taking 237 as my start weight. I am going to count calories and get in a ton of water every day and see how we do.


HMMMPH! I think I'd take that battery out and try it again, lol! Those weights sound like my DH taking his blood sugar in the mornings...... it's never the same and you don't know what to believe!

Kimphin
01-08-2009, 04:31 PM
WOOHOO Kimphin! You go girl!!! Is that just since Monday???!!!

Yes, but bear in mind that I was having a smooch-fest with hershey kisses prior!

I've been totally off added sugar and caffeine since Monday too. You can hardly see the tremors today....

zambejaly5
01-08-2009, 04:34 PM
ok, here is a whole other thought on the idea, weight loss is about more than calories, water and exercise. it is affected by everything in our lives. our relationships, our mood, our finances, where we live, what we do, what the weather is.... on and on and on..... LAWL- 3fatchicks.... is here to focus on mostly one component, LAWL plan. and we do a great job of keeping that alive even if the company stank at it! but I would like to propose that a FB group would encompass more than that. we would get to know each other a little deeper, seeing pictures and sharing more personal things. .. and that would help us incorporate weight loss into all facets of our lives, which in turn would, I think, make us more successful and our weight loss permanent. so, in saying that, I think we need to separate ourselves from 3fatchicks and LAWL. if we want to start something new, lets make it new..... heck we could be the next hot thing on the web!

amylou7777
01-08-2009, 04:44 PM
I would love a name that is empowering and more positive. Yes Lettie, it looks like 3FC is a registered trademark, but I don't think anyone is going to come after us (but you never know). I'm drawing a blank on names but I agree it should be completely different!

Kimphin
01-08-2009, 04:45 PM
I agree Lettie - I don't want to step on what Suzanne and Co. have done here at 3FC - because it has been great. I like the idea of being all-encompassing supportive to each other on FB.

Plus, I can't login to FB from work- boo hoo. So, I hope that everyone still checks in here!

cecil
01-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Yes! Me either, I can't log in to Facebook at work either. So we cannot abondon 3FC!

Dan2112
01-08-2009, 08:38 PM
I'm in the same boat from work, so no danger of me leaving here either!

As for a FB name... Losers and Friends? :lol:

Outside the context of 3FC, that probably wouldn't work, so maybe not.... I'm in a funk at the moment, creatively, so I'll have to think some more...

Mama Nicole
01-08-2009, 10:27 PM
So I like FB and all....but I will always remain faithful to 3FC. I love this forum......I love all the positive energy. That being said......I am all over adding a FB group......how super fun :) As for names.....this is a time we need Kristin......she is quite creative.......do you all recall our fatty greeting cards and t-shirts? good times, good times. I am sooo excited to WI tomorrow :)
XOXO
P.S. workign on a name for FB.....how about Fatties gone wild? LOL

bradleys mom
01-08-2009, 10:32 PM
P.S. workign on a name for FB.....how about Fatties gone wild? LOL

ROTFLMBO!!!

zambejaly5
01-08-2009, 10:36 PM
I am thinking something that projects where we want to be not so much where we are...... skinny something...... but I am brain dead too.... I know we can come up with something.... lets just give it a few days.

WithFaith50
01-08-2009, 11:11 PM
OK guys - I weighed in today - I was going to wait a week, and couldn't stand it anymore, so I'll post this today.

Down 6 lbs!

...

Wow! Way to go Kim...:carrot:

As for a FB group name:

Life Changers: Revamping lifestyles for better health

LOL, I know, I know...boring! :lol:

JerseyMadchen
01-08-2009, 11:20 PM
Ok, 3FC was JUST a suggestion!

I think we should keep LAWL in there somewhere... may be gone but not forgotten! How about something along those lines???

LA Weightloss Compadres: Lost but not Forgotten????

JerseyMadchen
01-08-2009, 11:21 PM
Haha, I mean GONE but not forgotten.

Or chapter 13 but not forgotten... hahah!!

cecil
01-08-2009, 11:59 PM
Ok. So how do I find all of you on FB?

Dan2112
01-09-2009, 09:30 AM
you can search by name or email.

Mine is djpw1@yahoo.com

Down 3lbs. today!!!! Woot!

jewljz
01-09-2009, 09:46 AM
I'm with everyone else about logging on from work... if I couldn't logon from work you guys would hardly see me!

My vote for a FB group name is : Through Thick and Thin

Kimphin
01-09-2009, 10:41 AM
How about

The Group outside the Coop?

Or, The Group that flew the Coop?

Mama Nicole
01-09-2009, 11:34 AM
lol, I love all the names :) Going to go change my ticker now......and I kicked some b utt this week :)
XOXO

WithFaith50
01-09-2009, 11:54 AM
...

Down 3lbs. today!!!! Woot!

Way to go Dan! :carrot::cb::cp::bravo:

amylou7777
01-09-2009, 12:33 PM
HOLY WEIGHT LOSS BATMAN!!!

Nicole, Dan, Kimphin, Kim R---I could not be more proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a way to start the weekend and a great incentive to not blow it over the next 2 days!

I w/i on Tues---I hope I can join in your victories!

bradleys mom
01-09-2009, 01:59 PM
How about

The Group outside the Coop?

Or, The Group that flew the Coop?

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JerseyMadchen
01-09-2009, 02:05 PM
I like the coop one too...

cecil
01-09-2009, 02:10 PM
I like Through think and thin! But I like all of them. Doesn't matter to me!

BlueAngel1
01-10-2009, 11:09 AM
LosersRwinners? Race to 20? Thinkins? The Featherweights? The Onderlanders? (highlanders)..... The Waistaways (castaways)............... Move-It "n" Lose-It ......... Happy Weighs (happy days) ummmmm

BlueAngel1
01-10-2009, 11:11 AM
I was horrible diet-wise yesterday....... I'm really going to have to put a lot of extra effort in the next few weeks to make up for it :(

bradleys mom
01-10-2009, 11:35 AM
I was horrible diet-wise yesterday....... I'm really going to have to put a lot of extra effort in the next few weeks to make up for it :(

You and me both!!!

I went to the doc to have all of my Pre-Op preparations done and I think it just made me more stressed and nervous. I stress ate like crazy last night! Me and a bag of Lindor Truffles had a major make out session!

Mama Nicole
01-10-2009, 12:26 PM
Kimberly, did I miss something somewhere? You are having surgery?

bradleys mom
01-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Kimberly, did I miss something somewhere? You are having surgery?

Yep, Tuesday Im getting the tubes tied. We are happy with our two boys and arent having any more young'ns!

zambejaly5
01-10-2009, 06:16 PM
kimberly, why are you going in instead of your hubby? it is so easy for them. my husband went in and by the next day was back to normal. you are going to be hurting for a while

bradleys mom
01-10-2009, 08:39 PM
Lettie, I have insurance that will pay for it, he doesnt!

bradleys mom
01-10-2009, 08:51 PM
...you are going to be hurting for a while

Oh, and btw, a little positivity would be nice, lol! I am prepared for the recovery, I just went through a C-Section! (Also had one with my first DS)

And to answer any questions, I didnt have my tubes tied during my C-Section because I wasnt aware I had to approve it through my insurance at least a month in advance, so I had to wait until they approved it which wasnt until Dec 1, and DS was born November 11.

WithFaith50
01-11-2009, 12:38 AM
Hello all..I am happy to report that I completed 12 miles this week with Leslie Sansone! :cb: :dance: :high: :woohoo:

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Kimberly: I admire the way you are proactively taking charge of your BC. As old as I am, I still get PG scares every now and then, lol. It seems like it would be a relief to have one less stressor to worry about :D. After the surgery, try not to rush back too quickly to your normal routine...take your time and let your hubby pamper you ;).

bradleys mom
01-11-2009, 02:15 PM
Kimberly: I admire the way you are proactively taking charge of your BC. As old as I am, I still get PG scares every now and then, lol. It seems like it would be a relief to have one less stressor to worry about :D. After the surgery, try not to rush back too quickly to your normal routine...take your time and let your hubby pamper you ;).

Thanks, I needed that today!! We are positive we dont want any more kids, and I am in Nursing school and DH is starting college this fall, so another baby would be a little much!

Dan2112
01-11-2009, 04:17 PM
No movement since the initial three, which leads me to believe is was mostly all water.. ah well.. Liz and I are planning a full blown TO tomorrow and Tuesday, so hopefully that will help both of us.

As for the topic on hand, ironically, I have an appointment on Tuesday to see a urologist to talk about me going under the knife. I have mixed feelings about this as I wouldn't mind having more kids but Liz doesn't.. Also, I figured that with all the meds she's one for anxiety and a mild heart condition, I should be the one to do this so it's one less thing for her to have to take...

I'm so selfless I make myself sick...:D:D:D

Kimphin
01-11-2009, 06:38 PM
Kimberly - good luck on Tuesday!

Dan- you too!

When my brother decided to ...uh..snip, I wrapped up one of those cone shaped things they put on dogs and sent it to him. It was hysterical.

Joni135
01-11-2009, 08:53 PM
Ditto to what Kimphin just wrote...Good luck to Kimberly and Dan.....

When my brother decided to ...uh..snip, I wrapped up one of those cone shaped things they put on dogs and sent it to him. It was hysterical.OMG Kim...you crack me up......Beau, my boxer pup, does not think it's that funny....he speaks from experience (see picture below!)

Great job on the 0 to 20 everyone...stay focused!!

Mama Nicole
01-11-2009, 11:12 PM
Oh, poor little Beau :(

Good luck, Kimberly. I know you will breeze through this.....you just had a C-section and bounced right back.....I am sure this will be easier. Does your new baby sleep a lot? I will be crossing my fingers both boys take lots of naps this week :)

Dan......good luck......and let us know how it all goes ;)

I stayed OP al weekend. It's a freeking miracle.

Oh, check this out :)
http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/26667/2486570820099958805S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2486570820099958805nVxEhj)
Have a good night everyone :)
XOXO

zambejaly5
01-11-2009, 11:17 PM
AHHHH what a sweetie!

Kimphin
01-12-2009, 08:16 AM
Oh, Nicole - she's just adorable!

OK, the official one week loss for this is .... 7 lbs. I shouldn't have gotten on the scale last Thursday. The majority of the loss showed then, so now, while happy, wish that I had lost more than a pound over the weekend. I realize that I am being unreasonable, but it's still there.

I was POP this weekend, so I am now at 7 days POP! My insides must be very happy.

Congrats on your weekend POP-ness Nicole! Feels good, huh?

Good luck everyone!

WithFaith50
01-12-2009, 08:57 AM
Good Morning all! Everyone is doing so well...:cp:

Dan: Your DW is truly blessed, lol! Good luck on TO.
Nicole: Your little one is beautiful...
Kim: Wow! 7 lbs in one week...that's awesome. :bravo:

Today is my weigh-in day and I am officially 241 lbs for a total of 5 lbs for the week.

Have a fantastic week everybody! :D
:dust:

Mama Nicole
01-12-2009, 09:36 AM
Congratulations, Kim!!! Don't ya just wish you could lose a pound a day, for like 50 days or so? :lol:.

I was very POP over the weekend, but I showed a tiny gain. I am sure TOM has a little something to do with it, since he showed up Saturday morning. I am not going to let it get to me though. I will now stay POPall week, and WI on Friday again. As long as I have at least a half pound loss, I am going to try to be satisfied. Wish me luck on that one.

Wow, WithFaith........that is a great loss!!! Oh, and the little one is my granddaughter. Crazy, I know!
XOXO

Repo girl
01-12-2009, 01:16 PM
Hi Everyone! I am down lb pound, so that is something, anyway.

Nicole- How cute!!! Good job staying POP!!!

bradleys mom
01-12-2009, 01:47 PM
WOW, Kim Awesome Loss! Good for you!

Thanks for the well wishes everyone! I am a lot more nervous than this thatn I was about my C-Sections. I guess because I am not gaining a baby from this surgery, lol. I am starving, I am on a 48 hour liquid diet to "Prep the Bowels". I have been drinking the heck outta chicken broth. I am so hungry! I am telling the doc he better have me a cheeseburger waiting when I get out of recovery! JK, I am going back OP as soon as I get home!

Mama Nicole
01-12-2009, 02:34 PM
48 hours? WHAT? I have never heard of that before surgery. I can imagine being more nervous for surgery than a C-section. I think the anxiousness to meet the baby trumps fear. It will all be ok. Let us know when you are up to it that you are home :)
XOXO

Mama Nicole
01-12-2009, 02:35 PM
And Katie....yes, yes.......a loss is a loss is a loss......congratulations!!!! Tell DH to get back to work so we can play with you more :lol:.
XOXO

cecil
01-12-2009, 03:28 PM
Kim Holy cow! Nice loss! I didn't WI this morning I think I am going to do Wednesday and Friday.

You too Withfaith! Rocking the scale!

Great job staying pop nicole!

I started TO today and I am thinking it was a bad time to do so since I will have a visit from TOM sometime this week as well. UGH!

You are all doing sooo great! Congrats! Doens't it feel good to work hard and see the results!

Dan2112
01-12-2009, 05:29 PM
Well, so far so good with TO... Hungry, but surviving.. Staying off the starches, anyway..

How funny.. Liz's TOM is this week too... What? Did you girls all decide to go in on this together?? Geez!

cecil
01-12-2009, 05:37 PM
HA! Yeah TO is actually not that bad this time. I was expecting it to be way worse!

Dan, do you use unlimited green veggies 6 oz of Protien and bars?
Or just the first two? That is funny we are all on the same cycle! HA!

bradleys mom
01-12-2009, 07:00 PM
48 hours? WHAT? I have never heard of that before surgery. I can imagine being more nervous for surgery than a C-section. I think the anxiousness to meet the baby trumps fear. It will all be ok. Let us know when you are up to it that you are home :)
XOXO

Sure will! Thanks!

zambejaly5
01-12-2009, 07:29 PM
HAHA! Dan you are such a girl! we love you!

Dan2112
01-13-2009, 10:48 AM
HAHA! Dan you are such a girl! we love you!


Hmmmm... I think Liz might disagree with that statement, literally and figuratively.

cecil
01-14-2009, 12:31 PM
OK. I am down 4 lbs! 16 to go! Hope everyone had a great evening!

Kristinx
01-14-2009, 12:59 PM
I think I'd like to join in this challenge...I'm a little late, hope that's ok! I really want this first 20 gone fast...actually..I'd like this first 30-40 gone fast haha. I was still overweight in the low 200's but at least I was in normal clothes and felt more comfortable with myself...hoping I'll get there before I head south the first week of April!

Kimphin
01-14-2009, 01:01 PM
Cecilia - 4 lbs!!!! Woo hoo!

Kristin - hop in, you're not too late.

cecil
01-14-2009, 01:14 PM
Whoo hoo to you Kim! You are rocking this race to 20! I better step it up! HA!

Dan2112
01-14-2009, 01:26 PM
Way to go y'all!!

WithFaith50
01-14-2009, 03:29 PM
Great work everybody! :carrot:

Did anyone watch the Biggest Loser last night? I'm not sure if it's inspiring or depressing...:(

Charlene

Kimphin
01-14-2009, 05:27 PM
I'd say it was depressingly inspiring.

BlueAngel1
01-15-2009, 07:52 AM
I don't miss it! I think it's very inspiring and I am amazed at the weight these peeps lose in a week! Of course, they exercise (hard) for 6-8 hours a day..... which would be excrutiating to me, lol! I end up with my favorites that I cheer for, but it also makes me ashamed of myself for being so wimpy in the exercise department. If I were on the show, I'd be the smallest one there and they ALL kick my butt in exercise........ 300 - 400+ lbs...... it's amazing what they can do!

Kristinx
01-15-2009, 08:34 AM
First weigh in after 2 days of fast forward...down 4 lbs! Now I'm moving to the regular program and it seems like a daunting task to get ALL this food in today.

cecil
01-15-2009, 10:45 AM
Kristin Way to go! You are doing great!

Dan2112
01-15-2009, 11:01 AM
Five pounds down as of today..

Way to go everyone!!! Keep it up!

Mama Nicole
01-15-2009, 11:57 AM
wow, congratulations everone...........what a great group of losers. I guess we all like a race, don't we.......great idea Lettie :) I sooo wanted to WI, but my official WI days are Tuesdays and Fridays. So, tomorrow is my big day :) Hang tough everyone!!!
XOXO

cecil
01-15-2009, 01:21 PM
Great job Dan!

Nicole, can't wait to see your update tomorrow!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Mama Nicole
01-16-2009, 12:28 PM
3 pounds this week.....for a grand total of 9.4 since the start of the race. WHOOHOOO!!!!!

cecil
01-16-2009, 01:12 PM
Wow! Nicole that is awesome! Great JOB!

Kristinx
01-16-2009, 01:32 PM
That's amazing Nicole! Way to go!

jewljz
01-16-2009, 03:54 PM
Nicole - so proud of you!!! Great Job!

Dan2112
01-16-2009, 05:35 PM
Way cool Nicole!! Keep it up!

Mama Nicole
01-16-2009, 05:39 PM
Everyone had a great week. I am loving it!!! Thanks everyone :hug:

Repo girl
01-16-2009, 11:21 PM
You rule Nicole!!!!

Dan2112
01-19-2009, 12:27 AM
Our weekend was better than it could have been.. I passed up on a free snicker's bar and resisted a quick stop at Carl's Jr. for a breakfast burrito this morning...

I probably won't weigh in till tuesday so here's hoping.. I'm attending a MLK Day breakfast in the morning and I'm praying there will be more than danish and concentrated fruit juice on the menu...

Kimphin
01-20-2009, 05:54 PM
Hi guys - Well, I lost last week, at least. 1.4 lbs. Yay me.

Dan2112
01-22-2009, 01:05 PM
Hmmmm.. Not much activity here on the Race to 20 page...

Speaking for myself, I seem to have hit a wall... While I'm well pleased that I've taken off 5, I can't seem to get past it... I honestly think it has a lot to do with activity... Or lack thereof..

Things have been slammin' at the office and with some other things going on at home, I haven't been able to play racquetball as often this last week or so... Feelin' like a slug, actually...

Kimphin
01-22-2009, 02:28 PM
It was apparently a quick sprint.

OK, come on all! It's 20lbs!! We can do this!!!!

WithFaith50
01-22-2009, 07:10 PM
Down 1 lb this week! :)

Charlene

zambejaly5
01-22-2009, 07:43 PM
I started this blasted thread and here I sit at three!!!! grrrr. and yet. every morning I say, today I am going to add exercise....... then it is the next day...

now here I am starting to babysit on monday, for an 8 week old. that will shake things up.

and by the way...... oh never mind. I will go back to the weekly thread for this. I forgot I was on the race to 20........

Mama Nicole
01-22-2009, 09:38 PM
Lettie.......you are cracking me up tonight :)

So, I want you all to do super good on this challenge......but just so you know.......I plan on winning the race :)

And.......if I do........I will start a new race to 20......with a buy in :) Someone, hopefully me :lol:, is going to get enough money to get their hair done after the next 20 :)
XOXO

bradleys mom
01-22-2009, 09:41 PM
I just want to say that in the next 20 challenge... I will be a force to be reckoned with! I have WILL POWER! DH went to Dairy Queen tonight and I sat there grinning at him drinking my WATER as he ordered a large moolatte!! Oh yea, go me!

WithFaith50
01-22-2009, 10:06 PM
I just want to say that in the next 20 challenge... I will be a force to be reckoned with! I have WILL POWER! DH went to Dairy Queen tonight and I sat there grinning at him drinking my WATER as he ordered a large moolatte!! Oh yea, go me!

:drool: Did you say Dairy Queen?!? :drool:

You must be a Jedi in disguise...the force MUST be with you, LOL!!!!

Charlene

amylou7777
01-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Now that is determination!! That thing is about 900 cals and probably 15WW points!!

very nice!

I'm rallying for a HUGE loss next week. I w/i tues and can't wait to move that ticker...

Dan2112
01-23-2009, 06:21 AM
That's the spirit Amy! Rock on!

Mama Nicole
01-23-2009, 09:53 AM
wow, Kimberly..........i love me a moolate........WTG!!! you should post that in the victories thread also.......you ought to get double credit for that :)

I am sad to say I am up a little bit, for the second day in a row. I have been good................so I dont know what is up with that.......but who cares. :lol:. I know I have been good.....so I am going to change my ticker to reflect my actual WI, as Fri and Tue are my official WI days. Hopefully, I'll be right back down by tuesday. I plan on kicking butt this weekend :)
XOXO
P.S. Maybe it was the ham last night.

Kristinx
01-23-2009, 09:56 AM
Hey Nicole...it was probably the ham...the salt content...should come right back off :)

Kimphin
01-23-2009, 01:16 PM
Absolutely the ham, Nicole. Water water everywhere!

I have not been on the sclae since Monday's WI, and I'm strangely OK with that. I have been very good, so there should ne some payoff!

Mama Nicole
01-24-2009, 04:20 PM
stay strong, stay strong, stay strong.......

bradleys mom
01-25-2009, 04:53 PM
So, has anyone hit 20 yet?? My 20 turned into 26...:o

Mama Nicole
01-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Well, how is everyone doing on this challenge? Clmon everyone.....we have to get through it......the next 20 pays!!!!!
XOXO

Joni135
01-27-2009, 12:10 PM
Holy mother of weight loss Nicole...you are doing great!
So, I didn't realize this was a 'paying' challenge...????
My progress is pathetically slow but I'm hanging in there. Miracles can happen!

Mama Nicole
01-27-2009, 12:55 PM
no,no, Joni.....not this one........I proposed a buy in for the next 20........and you don't have that much to lose......but if you want to buy in on the next one, I am sure we can figure out how to prorate it....maybe do percentage lost or something.. :) don't give up.
xoxo

BarbaraB
01-27-2009, 06:12 PM
Now that Nicole is winning she just wishes it was for money maybe.... You really are doing great on Atkins Nicole. I can't do it for a long time either, but I imagine it helps to break things up. I"m almost done with my flat belly sojourn and I'm very ready to go back to my LAWL plan. I don't do well with the 400 calorie dinners. 400 calories for each meal is too rigid to live with for long.

Kimphin
01-27-2009, 08:07 PM
LOL - Nicole! You rock!

Joni - we could make the next one a 15 lb challenge - then you'd be at goal!

Mama Nicole
01-30-2009, 09:46 AM
Dang Kim, you are rockin this time around. WTG!!!!
XOXO

bradleys mom
01-30-2009, 02:56 PM
WOW. What do you all got against Lettie that you wanna beat her so bad? lol

WithFaith50
01-30-2009, 08:26 PM
Oops! Up a pound this week...:o

I can't seem to get back on track...I hope everyone is doing better than me.

Have a nice weekend...

Charlene

zambejaly5
02-02-2009, 11:38 AM
WOW. What do you all got against Lettie that you wanna beat her so bad? lol

HAHA! Yeah!!! what up with that!!?? Its all good. glad to see everyone doing so well.

zambejaly5
02-03-2009, 10:50 AM
ok. I am changing my ticker. I lost 11.2 lbs in Jan. but I was up from christmas so I didnt' want to count the first 8. I only wanted to count the 20 from 180 to 160. which would leave me only 20 more to lose. but that makes it look like I only last 3 lbs for the month when I really did have a good month. So that puts me 11.2 in. which makes me not feel like I failed so much.

Mama Nicole
02-03-2009, 02:35 PM
oh GREAT..........there goes our chances, Kim!!!! :rofl:

Mama Nicole
02-03-2009, 02:37 PM
Hey Lettie......my DH is in Poplar Bluff today on business.......how far is that from you? He said there is ice devastation everywhere.....he can hardly believe his eyes.

Kimphin
02-04-2009, 11:20 AM
LOL. It figures. Challenges + Me = losing.

Mama Nicole
02-04-2009, 12:41 PM
Ah, but let us look at what we lost in ONE month:
Kim: 10 lbs
Lettie: 11 lbs
Nicole: 12 lbs
Charlene: 5 lbs
Kimberly: 5.6 lbs
Joni: 4 lbs
Dan: 5 lbs (update this if it is more....this is what the last post I found said)
Amylou: 10 lbs
Cecilia: 2 lbs

And if I missed anyone.......please, share your loss for January. There are a lot of people working really hard, and that is soooo good. No matter how big or how small a loss is........it is a loss, and 1 + 1 equals 2. (brilliant, don't ya think.....)

And KIM.....you are losing....and it is wonderful. You have had a very steady trend this time around. Whooohoooo for you.
XOXO

Kimphin
02-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Oh, believe me, I know. The irony of it all is not lost on me though.

zambejaly5
02-04-2009, 04:39 PM
how about putting it this way.... we lost

55lbs last month!!!!

way to go everyone!!

Nicole, not sure how far that is from me, I would have to look it up, I guess not close enough for me to be aware!

Mama Nicole
02-04-2009, 06:57 PM
sweet......let's go for the same or more for February!!!!!

amylou7777
02-04-2009, 10:22 PM
It does put in in perspective to look at how much you lost in only 4 weeks! Nicole- I'm down 10lbs since New Years. I'm definitely up for another 10 in Feb!!

Mama Nicole
02-05-2009, 09:36 AM
WTG Amylou :) So that makes our monthy grand total 65 lbs then. I LOVE IT!!!!!

Kimphin
02-05-2009, 11:46 AM
Wow, that is good! We rock!!!!

Mama Nicole
02-09-2009, 12:44 PM
no giving up guys!!!

zambejaly5
02-18-2009, 03:20 PM
hey!! where does everyone stand on this???

bradleys mom
02-18-2009, 07:46 PM
<-----------Losing

Mama Nicole
02-19-2009, 09:16 AM
<--------Stuck

Mama Nicole
02-23-2009, 09:20 AM
5.6 lbs to go. How are you all doing with this? I have only lost 2.4 lbs this month, compared to my 12 last month......but I am hanging in there. Come on ladies.....and Dan......who is not around very much anymore.........like a few people........like the sun bathing bit#%, Kim......:lol:.
XOXO

Kimphin
02-24-2009, 09:38 AM
5.6 lbs to go. How are you all doing with this? I have only lost 2.4 lbs this month, compared to my 12 last month......but I am hanging in there. Come on ladies.....and Dan......who is not around very much anymore.........like a few people........like the sun bathing bit#%, Kim......:lol:.
XOXO

HEY! I resemble that remark!;)

I did not get on a sclae this morning (do you know that I automatically type sclae now when I think scale? LMAO) but I can almost guarantee that not only am I NOT racing to 20 anymore, I may have turned around and loped back to the starting gate.

so, I will start a new race to 20 tomorrow. All of the rest of you - keep going!!!!

Mama Nicole
02-27-2009, 09:08 AM
Feb. totals:
Nicole-------4 lbs

Kristinx
02-27-2009, 09:31 AM
Wow! You're almost there Nicole! Way to go!

bradleys mom
02-27-2009, 11:22 AM
Tecnically I lost 7 lbs this past month since I was 280 on Feb 2nd (TOM).

Mama Nicole
02-27-2009, 04:25 PM
Wow........that is great, Kimberly!!!! Keep up the good work :)
XOXO

sweetandspicy
03-03-2009, 02:49 PM
I told myself I would try to loose my weight 20lbs at a time. i would reward my self with something to boost self esteem. In abut 16lbs I am getting high lights. That might seem trival but it is just something else for me to look forward too. When I reach the next 20lbs I will have to go shopping because I will need new clothes. I do have one question does take vitamins to help enhance weight loss and if so what kinds do you prefer?

jewljz
03-04-2009, 01:24 PM
I started taking a multi vitamin when I was experiencing hair loss - I think due to the rapid weight loss I was having in the beginning...