100 lb. Club - MARCH into ONEDERLAND Challenge!!!!




cfmama
02-05-2010, 09:01 PM
Lori Bell ROCKS and she suggested a MARCH into Onederland challenge!

There are SO MANY of us RIGHT on the cusp... within 15 or so pounds! Lets do our ABSOLUTE BEST to MARCH our way through February and get BELOW the evil 200 mark by MARCH 1ST!!!!!

Who's in?

I am going to post my weights DAILY as well as a weekly weigh-in on Sundays. Do what works for you!!!!

5-214.8
6-209.8!!!!! yay for POOPING and losing all my sodium due to fruit and veggie feast!
SUNDAY WEIGHT IN: 7-208.4 back at my ticker weight!!!!
8-207.8 yay!!!!!!
9-207.6
10-207.2 *I am not going to complain... it's GOING DOWN and that's a good trend*
11-206.4 SCORE!!!!! That makes 170 pounds lost baby!!!!!!
12-205.6 *pretty freaking happy!!!!
13-205
14-SUNDAY WEIGH IN: 204.8 for a loss of 3.6 pounds this week!
15-205.2 a bit up but my period started yesterday so I'm okay with that
16-205.4... yep period. AND an abscessed tooth AND lots of pain killers AND antibiotics... suck.
17-
18-208.6... period (FINALLY got the expect weight gain) plus tons of pain killers and an abscessed tooth... totally on plan so I know it's just water
19-207.6 could we just whoosh already????
20-205.4 *yes!!!!* expecting more tomorrow!!!!
21-203.4 YES YES YES!!!!!! Sunday Weigh in: 1.4 pound loss this week
22-203.8
23-202.6
24-202.8
25-202.6 *grrrrrr*
26-202.6.... .... ......... *this is the sound of my head exploding* *******
27-201 YES! Maybe another miniwhoosh tomorrow?
28-201.8


So it didn't happen for me in February. I will not give up though! I WILL see under 200 soon... this week hopefully!


time2lose
02-05-2010, 09:19 PM
I am in! I will post my weight on the days that I weigh. I got out of the habit of daily weighing this month, which might be one of the reasons that I have not gotten below 200!

nelie
02-05-2010, 09:50 PM
Well I'm not going near a scale for a bit BUT I plan to crush February!!


DCHound
02-05-2010, 10:02 PM
Nope, not going to join but I do wish y'all the best. My weightloss is so nonlinear I'm not going to put any extra stress on myself.

I would, however, LOVE to comfortably fit into size 12 pants by 3/1. We'll see. :)

PeanutsMom704
02-05-2010, 10:45 PM
I'm a few months behind you guys in terms of when I can hope to be stalled waiting to get into Onederland :wave:

But I will be rooting my heart out for you from the sidelines!

Eliana
02-05-2010, 10:51 PM
Heck yah, I'm in!! This is ridiculous how close I am. :mad:

February 4- 203.3
5- 204
6- 204.4
7- 202 :D Uh...hmmm...
8- 202.8
9-203.6
10-201.8
11-202 (TOM started so I'm happy with that! Sorry...good for my records)
12-
13-
14-
15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-
22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-

MARCH 1ST:

goal... ONEDERLAND!!!!

Sunrose
02-05-2010, 11:20 PM
I am TOTALLY in!

Realistically, hitting onederland before March is probably not going to happen. However, I would like to see significant progress toward that goal this month, and I plan to hit onederland sometime in March! So I hope it's still okay if I join.

February:
6- 217.0
7- 217.4
8- 216.8
9- 216.4
10- 217.0
11- 217.0
12- 216.4
13- 216.2
14- 219.0
15- 218.2
16- 217.6
17- 217.4
18- 217.4
19- 219.0
20- 216.0
21- 216.4
22- -
23- -
24- 215.4
25- -
26- -
27-
28-

BeachBreeze2010
02-05-2010, 11:41 PM
I am sooo with you! Let's do this, mama!

Lori's March 4th story is so motivating - what a great thread inspiration!

February 4- 209
5-208.8
6-209
7-208.8
8- 209 - This plateau is killing me! I am kicking butt on exercise and food and the scale won't budge. Well, here's hoping for a whoosh soon!
9- 208.0 - Finally! It moved!
10- 207 - Woohoo! That plateau is BUSTED!
11- 208.2 Bounce! I feel bloated today. Maybe TOM?
12- ? No access to scale until 2/18
13- ?
14- ?
15- ?
16- ?
17- ?
18- 208.6 (Not bad considering vaca)
19- 208.0
20- 208.2 (Plateau NOT busted. Grr!)
21- 208.4
22- 208.2
23- Took a pass today - I might wait a few days to weigh just to see a drop.
24- 206.2 :carrot: :cheer2: So much for waiting a few days! LOL!
25- 206.2
26- 206.8 (Scale wobbled and showed 204.4?? Then it went away. Hmmm...)
27- 206.0 (Scale did the same weird thing. I used an analog scale and it said 204. I'll keep the digital for consistancy.)
28- 205.6 Hit the 20lb down landmark today!
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2-
3-
4-

MARCH 4th goal... ONEDERLAND!!!!

ubergirl
02-05-2010, 11:56 PM
Sheesh. I'd LOVE to be in onederland by March, but I don't think I can shed 21 pounds that quick.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!

cfmama
02-06-2010, 12:02 AM
BUT you can make a GREAT run for it uber! Join us!!!!!!

traci in training
02-06-2010, 12:48 AM
Down three pounds today, so what the heck. I'm in.

2-5 216
2-6 215
2-7 216 - salt sucks, salt sucks, salt sucks!
2-8 216
2-9 215

Slimming
02-06-2010, 03:24 AM
I know I won't get to Onederland by March 1st, but I'll at least get as close as I can!

February
5- 212
6- 212
7- 211
8-
9-
10-
11-
12-
13-
14-
15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20-
21-
22-
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-

MARCH 1ST:

goal... ONEDERLAND!!!!

catherinef
02-06-2010, 03:52 AM
I'm in! The timing is really good, because I've been thinking March is a possibility, so let's do this! I'll try to post daily weights.

February 6- 204.8
7- 203.8
8- 202.6
9- 202.6. Not at all surprising, since I lost 1.4 over the previous two days.
10- 202.2 Down another .4!
11- 201.4 This number hit me like a ton of bricks, for some reason...in a good way
12- 200.2 So close, and yet so far, esp. since I've had two 1.2 loss days in a row.
13- 199.8. For once, my body spared me the drama, and just HIT A GOAL. More below in the thread.
14- Pre-menstrual scale break begins!
15-
16-
17-
18-
19-
20- 199.4 Yay!
21- 199. Heh. My BMI is now 26.99! 2 more points to "normal."
22- maintained. meh. my post-period whoosh can come any time now.
23- 199.4
24- 199.6
25- 197.8 Hello! That's much better. Much, much better.
26- 196.6. Whoa. I am officially starting to believe this is happening. 1.6 lbs to the reset!
27- 196.8. Eh, close enough. It can't go down everyday. I know this all too well.
28- Maintained, near enough. Total loss for February: 7.4 lbs. Yay!

MARCH 1ST:

goal... ONEDERLAND!!!!

salsa chip
02-06-2010, 06:32 AM
I'm IN! Thanks, mama! :carrot:

6/2/10 - 208.9

7/2/10 - 209.7 :club:

8/2/10 - 209.7 :(
9/2/10 - 208.8 :halffull:
10/2/10 -
11/2/10 -
12/2/10 -
13/2/10 -

14/2/10 -

15/2/10 -
16/2/10 -
17/2/10 -
18/2/10 -
19/2/10 -
20/2/10 -

21/2/10 -

22/2/10 -
23/2/10 -
24/2/10 -
25/2/10 -
26/2/10 -
27/2/10 -

28/2/10 -

1st MARCH! -

Loving Me
02-06-2010, 06:38 AM
I've given it some more thought and decided trying to get to Onederland in March is pushing it a bit too hard. It might be possible, and I would be ecstatic if I could do it, but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself and then feel like I've failed. I will be cheering you all on though.

ubergirl
02-06-2010, 06:59 AM
BUT you can make a GREAT run for it uber! Join us!!!!!!

Thanks! But, I think I'll stand on the sidelines and cheer instead.

I want to focus on hitting the teens. Much more in reach I think! :)

Beverlyjoy
02-06-2010, 07:34 AM
CHEERING YOU ALL ON!!!!!

caryesings
02-06-2010, 08:36 AM
Do you see that number on my ticker? I only weigh once a month and it's been killing me NOT to jump on the scale before Feb 19. But when I do, if it is not 19x, I'm going to be crushed. So I am totally in, as I know I haven't been as disciplined since my last weigh in and really need to not lose focus now.

rockinrobin
02-06-2010, 08:51 AM
:cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:: cheer::cheer:

I am rooting for each and every one of you like you can not possibly believe!!

I too LOVE LoriBell's March 4th story. It's SO inspirational.

Looking forward to having lots of new ONEderland-ers!

matt_H
02-06-2010, 08:56 AM
What a great idea!! There is a possibility I will eventually make it to onederland, although that won't be for a while. :)

Eliana
02-06-2010, 09:47 AM
This was a kick in the pants for me, which I think I needed. Yesterday was my first off plan day. I've been under the weather, though not enough to say I was sick. I've just been feeling crummy. I definitely had some kind of bug. I've been craving sodium and yesterday I totally indulged and have been a slug for two days in a row.

But this morning I felt better so no more!! I got up and did HIIT! I did it so hard I felt ill for a good hour afterwards. It's been one hour and one minute now and I feel great! :D

Just getting up and having a really good workout is enough to get me back on track. Who wants sodium ridden soup in a can after a good workout? :p

Towards this challenge, I'm up .4 pounds from yesterday. But I've got some obstacles in the way at the moment between feeling crummy, indulging in sodium for a few days and PMS that lasts a lovely couple of weeks for me. So I'm not expecting progress any time soon. But we'll all get there when we get there as long as we keep chugging along.

:ebike:

redreine
02-06-2010, 12:32 PM
I can't possibly make it to Onederland healthily in less than a month, but I will definitely be checking in and cheering on!

I am so proud of all of you, and cfmama, you have been the best inspiration on this site for me since day ONE!

Nomorefatgirl
02-06-2010, 03:05 PM
Hey! I just found this thread and it's just what I need to keep me on track this month! I weigh in on Sundays!

2/7: 203.2
2/14: 205.2 (+2.0, ahhh!)

uclr0028
02-06-2010, 03:56 PM
I am in. I dont think I will be able to make one underland by March 1st but I am going to try to make it as close as I can.

February 4- 225.2
5- 224.2
6- 223.2 (Cant beleive I am losing 1 lb a day. I am eating alot more then normal but working out alot harder)
7- 223.4
8-224.2
9- 223.4
10- 224.8 (I keep on bouncing between 223 and 224)
11- 225.0 (TOM)
12- 225.2
13- 223.6
14- 223.6
15- 223.2
16- 222.8
17- 222.0 (Cant wait to get out of the 220's)
18- 221.4 (Closer every day)
19- 221.6
20-221.4
21-219.2 YES, I am finally out of the 220's!!!!
22- 218.4
23-
24-
25-
26-
27-
28-

MARCH 1ST:

goal... ONEDERLAND!!!!

Jae165
02-06-2010, 04:58 PM
I am so in. I have been try to get rid of the last 10lbs into Onederland since christmas. I keep getting close and bouncing back up. For the last 2 weeks I have bounced between 203 and 201.5. Today I am 200.5, but I don't trust it till I see 19x or sit here for 2 days.

02/05: 203.0
02/06: 200.5 (of course it could not just give it to me)
02/07: 201.0
02/08: 200.0
02/10: 201.0
02/11: 200.5
02/12: 200.5
02/13: 199.5
02/14: 198.5
02/15: 200.0

I was sick 2/9-2/14. So that put me under but now I have to do it again and hold it for March.

Eliana
02-06-2010, 05:44 PM
Uber, a pound a day? Dang, Woman! Roll with it! ;)

I just had a blast walking off this weight! My boys walked with me to the store through 6 inches of snow! Whoo! Six inches of snow makes for a much more difficult terrain and I am beat but feeling good.

And today has been totally on plan after a couple days of feeling and eating lousy. (Eating lousy because I felt lousy, not the other way around. ;) ) And though I promised pizza to the boys for tonight, I'm sticking with salmon. They get pizza because our oldest was supposed to have a sleepover last night but our youngest had a fever. :( I figure they should still get pizza. But none for me! One, I don't need it. Two, the salmon has been thawing for a few days now and needs to be eaten.

I tell ya what, if this extra work doesn't break this plateau, I don't know what will!

salsa chip
02-07-2010, 03:08 AM
Blegh. That's all I pretty much have to say about today's weigh-in. Bounce bounce bounce. That's all I seem to do :mad:

catherinef
02-07-2010, 03:29 AM
Well, just weighed, and I'm down a pound from yesterday, which is .2 from my previous low point of 204 earlier in the week. This could just be a fluctuation, so I'm not bothering with my ticker or user info stats for now, but it was nice to see something below 204, that's for sure.

Eliana
02-07-2010, 09:44 AM
Catherine, I change my ticker the moment I see it, and then wait to get back to it again. :D

And today folks...between yesterday and today...uh...I "lost" the most I've ever lost in a day. TWO POINT FOUR pounds! :carrot::carrot: That's the lowest I've seen since this plateau and the largest drop. I've been bouncing up and down .4 pounds. Is it over? Is it over?

I'm shocked because last night I waited too long for dinner. I usually eat between 5:30 and 6:00 but we didn't eat until 7:00 so I was ravenous. I ate 4 oz of salmon, 1/4 cup quinoa with butter, broccoli and cauliflower and a tiny slice of pizza. LOL! Then the leftover quinoa didn't fit in the container I pulled out for it, so I ate the rest out of the pot, a good cup's worth. Then the boys and I had small bowls of ice cream. :^: I ate so much, my stomach actually hurt the rest of the evening.

JustBeckyV
02-07-2010, 09:54 AM
Good luck to all of you! I know you can do it! I am still hopefull I will reach my goal by March 11th when I leave to go see my daughter in AL!

cfmama
02-07-2010, 01:39 PM
back at my ticker WEIGHT!!!! That makes me happy... now I've only been down to this weight about 4 times... it's time to BUST it! I'm hoping for something in the 207's tomorrow!!!!

Sunrose
02-07-2010, 02:28 PM
back at my ticker WEIGHT!!!! That makes me happy... now I've only been down to this weight about 4 times... it's time to BUST it! I'm hoping for something in the 207's tomorrow!!!!

You will do it, girl!!! :cheer3:

Brit
02-07-2010, 11:54 PM
i would like to join!

im somewhat at a plateau...or loosing VERY slowly..im stuck between 210-213 on the scale

catherinef
02-08-2010, 06:41 AM
Down 1.2 today, to 202.6, and changed the ticker and user stats to reflect it. That's 173 pounds lost, 7.6 to the original goal weight, and less than three to get sub-200.

Thanks for starting the challenge, Tammy. This is much more fun, feeling like we're all part of a team as we work for this goal. :)

salsa chip
02-08-2010, 09:13 AM
I need some support :(

Yesterday was a rotten day and I ate more than I had planned. Then I got home feeling like cr*p and eat even more. Today I woke up feeling yet worse and have been trying to stave off my emotional eating cravings by guzzling water :(

nelie
02-08-2010, 11:08 AM
Salsa,

A day is just a day. Don't let the day turn into more than that. It can be tough but if you fight the feelings you have today then tomorrow will be a lot easier. :hug: you can do this.

BeachBreeze2010
02-08-2010, 11:19 AM
You can do this Salsa! It's just one day - I always say that the positive thing about bad days is that they only last 24 hours! Today is a new day and a fresh start to make good choices. You've proven you're capable of that and can do this!

catherinef
02-08-2010, 11:50 AM
You know how many crappy days I've had in the course of losing all this weight? Plenty. And I've recovered every single time. You just have to write it off, and get right back on plan.

cfmama
02-08-2010, 01:44 PM
Oh Salsa. I've been there... many times. In fact that's why I went on this fruit/veggie feast as well. Was to BREAK the cycle of craving and eating bad foods. It's worked I tell ya.

Today will be a better day for you... I know it will.

cfmama
02-08-2010, 01:45 PM
Well I did it... I'm at my lowest weight ever in this journey. 207.8. Yes I am. Pretty darn excited I tell ya!

Sunrose
02-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Well I did it... I'm at my lowest weight ever in this journey. 207.8. Yes I am. Pretty darn excited I tell ya!

Woo Hoo!!! :cb: :dance: :cp:

Eliana
02-09-2010, 09:43 AM
Plowing ahead! I weighed in at 303.4, up from yesterday. The 202 I saw a few days ago was a total fluke! And I looked back at my records...it's been a month. I feel safe in saying THIS IS A PLATEAU!!

Today I did HIIT. I love HIIT!

And CFmama, I'm trying your all fruit diet today. ;) We're snowed in, so I thought it would be a good day for it. I need to see some movement, and I'm not talking about the scale. :rofl:

cfmama
02-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Eliana... you are NOT 303.4 today ;) lol!!!!! I do that all the time ;)

Plateau's suck butt. Big time. You will get through it though. I KNOW you are tough enough to weather it.

Have fun all fruiting today!

I was 207.6 this morning. Pretty happy!

Eliana
02-09-2010, 12:25 PM
Eliana... you are NOT 303.4 today ;) lol!!!!! I do that all the time ;)



Whoops. :o Oh yes, I gained 100 lbs last night. Beat that! LOL!

I'm surprised I did that. I usually do that with a "1" as in 103.4.

As for my fruit/veggie feast, I have asparagus, broccoli, brussle sprouts and corn roasting in the oven. Yummy. :D

cfmama
02-09-2010, 12:41 PM
LOVE ME some roasted veggies!!!!

salsa chip
02-09-2010, 04:49 PM
Down a wee bit today, feeling a little less down (hurrah for therapy). An hour at the gym and another of bellydancing helps some.

Aside: for anyone who's had experience of therapy, did you ever think that you were talking about your problems but you really didn't see any way of solving them? I asked my T, she said, 'You talk about it,' but I'm not convinced that just talking is going to solve my issues. Any help?

BeachBreeze2010
02-09-2010, 04:56 PM
Salsa - I think my therapist guided me to figuring it out. They can't solve your problems - only you can. What they do is teach you how to think about the problems in a healthy way. I learned to identify when I had an unhealthy thought and when a behavior that I was doing was leading me down a path that made me/kept me miserable. Once I learned to think about things in a healthy way, the answer was pretty obvious.

Ex:

T - How does it feel when you make that choice?
Me - Rotten
T - Hmm...(pregnant pause)
Me - I need to make a different choice...
T - What other options do you think you have?
Me - I know I should do this, but I just can't bring myself to do it
T - What do you think would happen if you did do it?
Me - OMG, everything would end!
T - Really?
Me - No, I guess not, but it would be really hard.
T - So our choices have consequences...
Me - Yeah
T - What is the outcome that you want?
Me - I want to feel in control of my life and be happier
T - How do you think you need to get there? Do you think confronting the situation will get you there?
Me - Yeah, I do, it's just scary
T - I know...I am here..you will get through this...what step are you willing to take towards it this week?
(and it continues)

That's a pretty good sample of what our discussions were like.

catherinef
02-10-2010, 05:05 AM
And today's weigh-in brought the happy number of 202.2, so I'm down another .4, and still on track! I am currently in the phase of the month where losing generally happens, because I'm post-ovulation and pre-PMS (aren't you all excited to hear about my cycle? I overshare because I love.) so I may get a couple more losses before the bloat hits. Or I may stall out completely, because my body is wily and stubborn and likes to jerk me around at the bottom of each decade. I'm still all kinds of excited and motivated, because I'm getting SO BLOODY CLOSE!!!

Eliana
02-10-2010, 07:59 AM
I'm down too! :D I saw 201.8. That's the second time I've lost 1.5 lbs the day after doing HIIT. I'll take it!

BeachBreeze2010
02-10-2010, 08:24 AM
I'm down a lb this am to 208!

time2lose
02-10-2010, 10:49 AM
I am doing my own version of the MARCH into ONEDERLAND Challenge! I had hoped to get to onederland before Christmas and, despite hard work, it just didn't happen. I let myself get distracted by the holidays and then the birth of my new grandbaby and gained a couple of pounds. It is so easy to gain weight. I felt like I was eating reasonably but my "reasonable eating button" never worked! Unless I am diligent about tracking my calorie intake, I gain weight. That is just a fact.

I am forgiving myself for those couple of pounds and am moving forward. I debated leaving my ticker as is until it is accurate but have decided to change the ticker to reflect my real weight and not feel like I am playing catch up.

I don't think that I can get down to 199 by the beginning of March but the end of March is possible. However, my main goal is to start the downward movement started again.

My plan - measure or weigh, and track every bite that goes in my mouth. Stick strictly to my eating and exercise plan. Next week I am joining my county's wellness facility. It has a pretty good gym. Not quite as good as something like 24 Hour Fitness but much cheaper. I am going to splurge on 5 sessions with a personal trainer.

Now to "MARCH into ONEDERLAND"!!!

cfmama
02-10-2010, 12:43 PM
I update. down another .4 this morning so that makes me happy! hey it's going DOWN and THAT makes me happy!!!

WarMaiden
02-10-2010, 01:11 PM
I'll put myself in, though I don't know if I'll make it by March 1st, and I'm OK if I don't. I'm working pretty hard on being on plan at the moment and have for the last month+, but I'll be in Hawaii next week on vacation--and though I plan to stick to veggies/fruit/protein, I don't know how well I'll be able to do with that due simply to circumstances.

2/1 - 208 (but this was up from 206 the day before, bit of water retention happening)
2/2 - 208.5
2/3 - 208.5
2/4 - 206.5
2/5 - 206
2/6 - 206
2/7 - 204
2/8 - 204
2/9 - 204
2/10 - 203.5
2/11 - 204.5
2/12 - 205

caryesings
02-10-2010, 05:36 PM
Well I just couldn't wait for my February weigh-in another day. I just had to see if the 201 in January was a fluke. It wasn't!! I have made it to Onderland. Haven't seen that number on a scale in 20 years.

time2lose
02-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Congratulations, caryesings! That is wonderful. You should make another post to the 100 lb. club so that everyone can celebrate with you!

Sunrose
02-10-2010, 06:23 PM
Well I just couldn't wait for my February weigh-in another day. I just had to see if the 201 in January was a fluke. It wasn't!! I have made it to Onderland. Haven't seen that number on a scale in 20 years.


:cp: :cb: :bravo: :dance: :broc:

I am soooo happy for you!!!

catherinef
02-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Fantastic! Congratulations!

Brit
02-10-2010, 07:07 PM
did i say i was gonna join this challenge? if not then im in

Eliana
02-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Well I just couldn't wait for my February weigh-in another day. I just had to see if the 201 in January was a fluke. It wasn't!! I have made it to Onderland. Haven't seen that number on a scale in 20 years.

You smashed it!!! :carrot: SMASHED it!! Good for you! That's got to feel great.

caryesings
02-10-2010, 08:32 PM
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to having you all join me on the other side of this number that has been taunting us.

cfmama
02-10-2010, 10:09 PM
caryesings... YOU SO TOTALLY ROCK!!!!!! Great job!

catherinef
02-11-2010, 04:12 AM
Down .8, to 201.4 this morning. I said in my chart update that it hit me like a ton of bricks, for some reason, and it did. I am so, so, On Plan right now, and it's like I'm in a race with PMS to get as low as possible before the inevitable stall/bounceback, and it's making me slightly crazy. The world will not end if I stall for a bit, because I KNOW how very stringent I am being with myself right now, and I WILL get there eventually, but I am just SO CLOSE.

I swear, the day I hit 199.something, I am GETTING OFF THE SCALE for a solid week, while staying incredibly on-plan, just so I don't have to see a random fluctuation take me back past 200 again.

BeachBreeze2010
02-11-2010, 08:21 AM
CONGRATS Careysings!!! Woohoo!!

I am down another lb today! YAY!

Eliana
02-11-2010, 08:27 AM
I swear, the day I hit 199.something, I am GETTING OFF THE SCALE for a solid week, while staying incredibly on-plan, just so I don't have to see a random fluctuation take me back past 200 again.

Me too! I've been thinking about that all week. I am not weighing within a week, maybe two of seeing 199 because I NEVER want to see 200 again!

time2lose
02-11-2010, 10:21 AM
I am up 2 pounds today, 208 from 206. I know that it is temporary weight gain, one of the hazards of daily weighing.

cfmama
02-11-2010, 12:00 PM
206.4 this morning chickenpoodles!!!!! Pretty damn excited I tell ya cause that makes 170 pounds LOST!!!!!

Sunrose
02-11-2010, 12:07 PM
I am NOT a daily weigher and I'm a little frustrated that this is my 11th day in a row on plan and my weight is staying relatively the same. I actually saw 216 on February first and today it's 217. When I used to weigh once a week, even though I was averaging a one pound loss per week, sometimes I actually gained a pound one week and the next week I would lose 2 pounds. So maybe that's what's going on here? I need encouragement. I'm feeling a little down today. :(

PeanutsMom704
02-11-2010, 12:12 PM
congrats caryesings!!! that is awesome!

PeanutsMom704
02-11-2010, 12:14 PM
I swear, the day I hit 199.something, I am GETTING OFF THE SCALE for a solid week, while staying incredibly on-plan, just so I don't have to see a random fluctuation take me back past 200 again.


Not sure if I'll have the will power to do that when my time comes, but it sounds like a really smart idea to me!

BeachBreeze2010
02-11-2010, 12:15 PM
Sunrose - Maybe you need to change your plan up a little bit? Do you have a food journal? Look for trends that might be occurring. Have you been getting enough fiber, drinking enough water, eating enough protein, etc? Have you changed your workout routine in 3 months? Maybe you want to try something different there? Our bodies are designed to be efficient and eventually they get used to what we do to them and don't burn as many calories doing it and hang on to calories more from our food. I am sure you will bust through this in no time!! :hug: You can do this!! :cheer2:

Eliana
02-11-2010, 12:53 PM
I am NOT a daily weigher and I'm a little frustrated that this is my 11th day in a row on plan and my weight is staying relatively the same. I actually saw 216 on February first and today it's 217. When I used to weigh once a week, even though I was averaging a one pound loss per week, sometimes I actually gained a pound one week and the next week I would lose 2 pounds. So maybe that's what's going on here? I need encouragement. I'm feeling a little down today. :(

Heck, this thread got started because a couple of us had hit some wicked plateaus, so you're among friends. ;) You'll break through this! Stay strong! Plateaus are horrible! I know! This may well be the first one I've ever made it through, so believe me when I say, "If I can do it..."

WarMaiden
02-11-2010, 01:22 PM
I am NOT a daily weigher and I'm a little frustrated that this is my 11th day in a row on plan and my weight is staying relatively the same. I actually saw 216 on February first and today it's 217. When I used to weigh once a week, even though I was averaging a one pound loss per week, sometimes I actually gained a pound one week and the next week I would lose 2 pounds. So maybe that's what's going on here? I need encouragement. I'm feeling a little down today. :(

That happens to me constantly. For women, this is just a fact of weight loss--there is so much else going on in our bodies that weight loss will not be linear on daily or weekly basis, even. Since you are weighing daily, you need to separate yourself from that number a little bit and simply know that it WILL go down, eventually; probably in a little "whoosh" you'll see a drop of 2 to 4 pounds.

salsa chip
02-11-2010, 03:56 PM
I'm feeling down too (glad I'm not the only one). I keep on bouncing around 207-209. I have barely enough energy, I'm always tired, but I'm eating roughly the calories I'm recommended (around 1700). It's discouraging :(

Sunrose
02-11-2010, 10:00 PM
Thanks BeachBreeze, Eliana, and WarMaiden for your words of encouragement. I know I am doing everything right at the moment, so I am going to give it some time. It's just frustrating! :dizzy:

Salsa chip, we are going to get through this together!!! :) Are you getting enough sleep at night? Are you excercising too much? Is your schedule during the day packed and you don't get any time for yourself? I'm just wondering what your circumstances are. Didn't you post about this recently? Maybe I just need to go back and look at your posts. The important thing to remember is that you are sooooo close!!! Never give up!!! :hug:

SoulSurvivor
02-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Ok I'm totally up for this.. I really doubt I'm going to make it to onederland by the 1st of march, but the closer I get the better!!!
I'm in at 215.. I refuse to weigh myself every day because it makes me way too obsessed, plus my weight always fluctuates. But seriously If I can get to under 210 by then I'll be so damn happy!!!
So here goes
xxx

catherinef
02-12-2010, 04:45 AM
Well, now. I had another big drop overnight, down 1.2 pounds, to 200.2. And the %&#$(@! scale bounced around between 199.6 and 200.4 before settling there. So I SAW the blessed number and then it went away. I have had a fantastic week on the scale, and I cannot even begin to describe how seriously, intensely, on plan I have been, and am going to continue to be today, but you all know what is the likeliest thing to happen right now, right? Watch me stall or bounce back a little.

And it'll be OK. All I can do is create the conditions for weight loss, and my body will lose the weight at its own pace. And it's still pretty freaking awesome, that number I got today, because at least it brings me to 175 lost and just over 5 pounds from my original FitDay goal, right? Time to eat right, move my butt, watch my salt like a hawk, and cross my fingers!

Eliana
02-12-2010, 09:01 AM
The scale is working in my favor again too! Thank goodness! I think I can officially say the plateau is over, especially since I am losing at a time of the month when I should not be. ;)

201.2 this morning!

BeachBreeze2010
02-12-2010, 11:05 AM
Catherine and Ellie - you guys are sooo close!! I am so excited for you! Keep up the good work! :cheer2:

salsa chip
02-12-2010, 12:09 PM
Thanks Sunrose :hug: I'm trying to stay positive. I had a chat with my PT about things today, how I was scared that I was plateau'ing and about the changes in my body and fitness (fwiw, he says he's noticed a difference in how well my body can work out now, which is nice to hear I guess). He firmly told me that plateaus are not inevitable and suggested I keep a good grip on my nutrition. It was a relief to be able to talk to him about it, actually.

Eliana and catherinef - oh wow! I wish I could say I'm happy for you both - I really do want to be - but I fear my misery over my lack of progress so far is making me into a miser. But rest assured that there is a part of me that's cheering you on :)

mama - drat it I shouldn't have challenged you to that race :devil:

careysings - congratulations!!

Eliana
02-12-2010, 12:13 PM
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Eliana and catherinef - oh wow! I wish I could say I'm happy for you both - I really do want to be - but I fear my misery over my lack of progress so far is making me into a miser. But rest assured that there is a part of me that's cheering you on :)


Check out my BMI, dearie. ;) We're in very different places! LOL! You'll get there and you know you will. My plateau has just finally broken and yours will too. What are you doing to break through it? What can we do to help?

cfmama
02-12-2010, 12:16 PM
You guys are all doing so freaking awesome!!!!!

I saw 205.6 this morning and THAT makes me very very happy!!!!!!

catherinef
02-13-2010, 03:45 AM
199.8. I'm still in total shock, because FOR ONCE, in this project, my body just spared me the bloody drama, and obediently hit a target on MY schedule, instead of its own. And I'm drinking a cup of coffee right now, so I've probably bounced right back across the line, but I'll never know that, because, my dear, fat-fighting comrades, I am off the bloody scale until after my period starts in a couple of days. I know my pattern; this is almost surely the last loss before the bloat hits, and I just don't want to see anything that begins with a 2 ever again.

Like I said, I'm still in shock. I'm going to go take a shower, get dressed, go for a walk, and head off to the farmer's market in a bit, which is EXACTLY the kind of thing I do now. This is my life, the one where I take care of my body, am active, and have the energy to actually LIVE.

Thank you all so much. This wouldn't be nearly as sweet without the support and camaraderie you've all given me, and I hope to continue giving you all in return. Oh, wait, I may cry first, before heading out. ;)

PeanutsMom704
02-13-2010, 08:53 AM
congrats everyone on the progress you are all making and

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO Catherine!!!!!!!

Eliana
02-13-2010, 10:00 AM
Catherine! :yikes: Good for you! You've now officially passed through two centuries! How unbelievably awesome is that?! I am so, so proud of you! I'm glad this challenge popped up for you.


As for me, I'm up about a half a pound this morning to 201.6, but I'm not worried about in the least. I have been losing just as TOM comes, which is WIERD.

Brit
02-13-2010, 12:07 PM
207.6 today

cfmama
02-13-2010, 12:34 PM
205 this morning!!!!

CATHERINE!!!!! That is so incredibly freaking awesome! You go girl!!!!!

catherinef
02-13-2010, 03:32 PM
You too! You have been kicking it lately!

I am just jumping up and down here, this side of the line, cheering for the rest of y'all to join me, which you totally will.

cfmama
02-13-2010, 04:10 PM
I have been kicking it... "it" being my own ***. I slacked all January. Eat well all weekend and go out to eat Friday and Saturday. I am really good at maintaining though! lol!!!!

SoulSurvivor
02-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Ahhh congrats to everyone, youre all doing so amazingly well!

I weighed in this morning at 213.6 which put a smile on my face, seems like the 210s are going a hella lot faster than the 220s, woooo
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

cfmama
02-14-2010, 01:06 PM
204.8 this morning for a weekly loss of 3.6 pounds! Yay!!!!!!

catherinef
02-14-2010, 01:16 PM
Yay, indeed! You're officially in the bottom half of the decade!!

Eliana
02-14-2010, 01:31 PM
CFMama, so awesome! 3.6 pounds this week? Wahoo!

Catherine, I support you staying off the scale! ;) That's gotta be hard. How's that going?

201.2 this morning. :D That means I saw my low again. (You know how you see it for a day, bounce up and then come to it again. Usually it sticks the second time.) I'm really stoked about the upcoming week given where I am in the month.

catherinef
02-14-2010, 02:52 PM
It's going OK, actually! I do take the occasional scale break for my mental health, usually right about this point in my cycle. The rule is, I only get to stay off the scale for a little bit if I stay strictly on plan. I expect I'll weigh again in a few days, though, because it's such a (mostly good!) habit for me.

Oh, and edited to add: YAY! for today's weights. :)

cfmama
02-14-2010, 10:00 PM
I am SO FREAKING ANXIOUS to see under 200! I've been reducing my sodium, staying 10000000% on plan and getting lots of sleep/water. I'm doing everything I can!

Eliana
02-15-2010, 10:46 AM
I am SO FREAKING ANXIOUS to see under 200! I've been reducing my sodium, staying 10000000% on plan and getting lots of sleep/water. I'm doing everything I can!

And you've had a really good loss this week. ;) Your body IS responding. Soon, soon.

As for me, 201.2 again, which is fine. I'm expecting a whoosh Fridayish. I just can't believe I lost anything at all this week of TOM.

Judy Lynn
02-15-2010, 10:58 AM
Way to go Catherine for breaking into Onederland!!!! :carrot:

You are all doing awesome!

Brit
02-15-2010, 12:01 PM
205.4 today

i have a week and a half until i go to see doc for a weigh in check up


can i loose 5.4 pounds by then? we will see!

ubergirl
02-15-2010, 12:13 PM
Wow! I just stopped in for a visit and saw that Caryesings and Catherine are both below 200!!!! How freaking awesome is that!!!!!

cfmama
02-15-2010, 12:37 PM
I was up .4 this morning but my period made a quick appearance last night... it will come full force tomorrow I would imagine. So not surprising. And very awesome that I only went up that little amount!!!!

Jae165
02-15-2010, 12:54 PM
Amazing cfmama and catherinef!!!!
Congrats to both of you.

I actually saw 199.5 on saturday and 198.5 on sunday, but I am back up to 200 today. I was sick the past few days, so I think it was a false read. But I am so close to getting there and staying there. I am trying to refocuse and really put in the work to get there again, and STAY!
I am also one of those people that bounces like crazy. But once I see a number I usually see it again in a few days. Lets all pray my body stays on the same routine.

Eliana
02-15-2010, 01:18 PM
Brit, probably not. ;) But your doctor is going to be proud of you, no matter what!

Jae, I'd have stayed of that scale and claimed the 199.5! I'd have owned it! LOL! You're a stronger woman than I am!

I feel like Rocky Balboa this morning. :D I did HIIT out on my hill in the beautiful falling snow. We're expecting a foot on top of the foot we already had, though some of that has melted. What a workout! It was all leg work, but my arms were so shaky when I was done. And it was only about a 15 minute workout!! Man it kicks my butt.

AND, after the workout, I saw 200.8. :D Lowest yet! But it doesn't count because it was all water loss. It has since been replenished! I just like to amuse myself by weighing after HIIT.

Eliana
02-16-2010, 08:46 AM
Ok, Ladies. Here I am in a one-derland chanllenge, and one-derland is totally laughing at me!! I feel like I'm trying to get from KY to OH and I'm standing in the Ohio river (which is technically still KY).

200.4!!

Brit
02-16-2010, 11:52 AM
205.2

im actually happy with that...that means my weight loss has averaged 30lbs in 3 months.i was 235 on nov 18th. i'm aiming for 202 on my doc's weigh in on the 26th.

cfmama
02-16-2010, 11:57 AM
I knackered today... I have an abcessed wisdom tooth and am now on painkillers, antibiotics (and lots of them) and I'm exhausted. Soft foods for me!

205.4 today though. I usually go up AT LEAST 2-3 lbs during that TOM and I only went up .6 this month? I'll take it!!!!

catherinef
02-16-2010, 12:47 PM
Abscessed wisdom teeth are no fun. I got to spend my 39th birthday having one removed. Yeah, that was awesome. I hope yours clears up quickly, and you're feeling better soon.

And only a .6 gain right now? Yay! I had that happen last month, and I'm pretty convinced it was because I was hanging out in the bottom of the 200s, and watching my sodium levels like crazy, so while I gained a skosh, I really wasn't taking in anything that would make it worse, you know?

cfmama
02-16-2010, 03:16 PM
yep yep and yep. Walking my sodium like a freaking hawk right now. Hopefully I'll see a nice drop when my period goes away!

Eliana
02-16-2010, 09:00 PM
I'm worried about weighing in the morning. Well, not worried really. I walked up and down my hill which is covered in about 2 feet of snow. I kept going telling myself "199 tomorrow....199 tomorrow." It was a great workout! It took 30 minutes to do it just 20 times. That's how much snow there is. I surpassed my goal of 10.

But now my calves hurt! Which means they'll be retaining water. :tantrum: Darnit!

ubergirl
02-16-2010, 10:05 PM
I'm not to ONEDERLAND yet, but I hit my personal goal, to get into the teens, this morning!!!

You Marchers inspired me! Go, go, go!!! It looks like a whole bunch of you will be there soon!

PeanutsMom704
02-16-2010, 11:15 PM
congrats Uber, send me a postcard from the teens saying "2-teens are great, wish you were here!" lolol!

And great progress everyone else! Cfmama, good luck with the tooth!

uclr0028
02-17-2010, 09:40 AM
I am hoping to get in the teens here soon. I weighed in at 222.0 this morning.

Eliana
02-17-2010, 09:52 AM
200.6 today. Not surprised. I am sore today!! I worked out this morning and made things worse. I think tomorrow may be a day to recoop. :D

cfmama
02-17-2010, 12:05 PM
No weight today. Got up in a drugged stupor, got dressed and ate breakfast... so NOW I am 209... but I have no idea what my morning weight was and I won't guess. Period still in full force though.

Sunrose
02-17-2010, 12:17 PM
I'm not to ONEDERLAND yet, but I hit my personal goal, to get into the teens, this morning!!!

You Marchers inspired me! Go, go, go!!! It looks like a whole bunch of you will be there soon!

Awesome job!!! Congratulations!!! :carrot: :cp: :cb:

time2lose
02-17-2010, 12:21 PM
I had a mini-whoose of 2 pounds making my weight 204. Since I have been losing about .5 pounds a week, 2 pounds is exciting!

Sunrose
02-17-2010, 12:23 PM
I had a mini-whoose of 2 pounds making my weight 204. Since I have been losing about .5 pounds a week, 2 pounds is exciting!

Wow, great job!!! :D

cfmama
02-17-2010, 02:14 PM
Oh that's Awesome Cheryl!!!!!

Eliana
02-18-2010, 08:06 AM
TWO HUNDRED POINT NOTHIN'!!

Rarely are people ever THIS close! LOL! Come on, come on!

uclr0028
02-18-2010, 08:26 AM
221.4 closer and closer to the teens. Cant wait

PeanutsMom704
02-18-2010, 08:47 AM
hey Eliana, go pee again!! lolol!

PeanutsMom704
02-18-2010, 08:49 AM
great job uclr0028!! I don't think I'll be at the teens in time to march IN for March 1, but I sure plan to march OUT of March that way!!

caryesings
02-18-2010, 09:04 AM
Go Eliana go, I'm pulling for you!

time2lose
02-18-2010, 09:25 AM
whooo, Eliana! Need a haircut? It wouldn't take much to get you to Onderland!

Eliana
02-18-2010, 09:36 AM
Need a haircut?

:rofl: I do have a lot of hair. ;)

Eliana
02-18-2010, 09:37 AM
hey Eliana, go pee again!! lolol!

Don't think I didn't already think of that. :rofl:

cfmama
02-18-2010, 12:00 PM
omg you are so close!!!!!! I can't wait for tomorrow for you!

Well my period caught up with me... 208.6 this morning. Sigh. I've been totally on plan so I know it will go but it's still disturbing. sigh.

SoulSurvivor
02-18-2010, 06:46 PM
Don't worry about it CFmama you are doing amazingly, the water weight will come off in now time.... you look absolutely gorgeous in your photo, you're so naturally beautiful!!!!

I'm at 212 today :) so I'm pretty pleased. 13lbs from onederland!!!

xx

Sunrose
02-18-2010, 10:50 PM
Eliana, you will be there tomorrow morning!!! :cb:

cfmama, you are doing great and I know you will see a giant whoosh soon!!!

I, however, really messed up today. Just when I decided to lower my calories and go for it, I had my highest calorie day yet. It's a long story so I won't get into it, but I am starting over tomorrow. Let's just say I totally underestimated my true addiction to food and one taste of something sweet and I lost control. It was actually bizarre to watch and now reflect on after the fact. I know not to make that same mistake next time. I am lowering my calories 1400-1500 a day tomorrow and will see if I can bust through this rut I am in. Now it will just take a few days longer due to todays mess up, but that's just what I am going to have to live with. :(

PeanutsMom704
02-18-2010, 11:16 PM
thirding that the water weight will drop off, and I bet it takes some extra with it!!

And fingers crossed for Eliana's weigh in tomorrow!!!

traci in training
02-19-2010, 04:10 AM
Scale finally moved to 214 yesterday and even that kind of bummed me out because it's been 215-216 for ten days. But then my period started and I thought, hmmmm.... 214 and period at the same time means by Monday I should see 210. Now THAT would be something to get excited about!

And this is my weekend off so it's lots of gym time for me. Maybe I'll skip 210 and go straight to 209. Wouldn't hurt my feelings at all.

salsa chip
02-19-2010, 05:48 AM
Ladies (and gents) I have GOOD NEWS - just back from the gym where my PT sprung a surprise weigh-in on me: can we say 206.8? I think we can :)

Eliana
02-19-2010, 07:24 AM
199.0

:D

Need I say more?

PeanutsMom704
02-19-2010, 09:01 AM
woohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

and congrats to traci and salsa, too!

BeachBreeze2010
02-19-2010, 11:10 AM
YAY Ladies!! How awesome! :bravo:

time2lose
02-19-2010, 11:55 AM
:cp::cp::cp: Eliana! 199 deserves a post of its own on the 100 pd club!

Sunrose
02-19-2010, 11:58 AM
199.0

:D

Need I say more?

:cp: :cb: :bravo: :dance: :dancer:

cfmama
02-19-2010, 12:03 PM
omg I am SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ScarlettDrawl
02-19-2010, 12:11 PM
You guys are doing awesome! I've been following this thread and (silently) cheering you all on. I am on the threshold of my own major milestone, 299, and have been stuck between 300 and 302 for 2 weeks. Hoping to get there at my next weigh-in. But, I just had to jump in to cheer you guys on! Keep it up!

catherinef
02-19-2010, 12:14 PM
Yay, for all the good news!

Me, I'm back on the scale tomorrow, after a week off. I'm well into that time of the month, so with any luck, the worst of the bloating should be just about over with. Or I may be (temporarily) very, very annoyed. ;)

cfmama
02-19-2010, 12:21 PM
I can tell you this period is really really annoying me... REALLY REALLY. I need to see my 204 again... badly!

Eliana
02-19-2010, 02:06 PM
:cp::cp::cp: Eliana! 199 deserves a post of its own on the 100 pd club!
I just may do that. :D

You guys are doing awesome! I've been following this thread and (silently) cheering you all on. I am on the threshold of my own major milestone, 299, and have been stuck between 300 and 302 for 2 weeks. Hoping to get there at my next weigh-in. But, I just had to jump in to cheer you guys on! Keep it up!

I was stuck at 203 for a month!! A month!! You'll get to 299, and absolutely that's a big milestone! To never see a 3 in front of your weight again? That will be awesome! (CFmama, was it you that nicknamed it "two-derville?")

marigrace
02-19-2010, 02:18 PM
The 200 mark was where I got really stuck for a long time once, so I think that this might be more than I can handle. Very tempting, though, because as of this morning I am 5.8 lbs away.

Eliana
02-19-2010, 02:24 PM
The 200 mark was where I got really stuck for a long time once, so I think that this might be more than I can handle. Very tempting, though, because as of this morning I am 5.8 lbs away.

No, you can handle it. It may be a sticking point if it was once before. That only means it may take you a bit longer to get over it. But you will get there if you keep going and putting in the effort. Picture where you want to be in a year, not where you want to be tomorrow.

I hate that weight loss takes so much patience!

marigrace
02-19-2010, 02:44 PM
Eliana, March 1 is 11 days from now...

Eliana
02-19-2010, 02:46 PM
Well...yes...oh, I see what you mean. Oh good. At least that means you aren't throwing in the towel. ;) I think I read your "I don't think I'll make it" wrong.

Meh...so you don't make it by March 1. I'm still pulling for you.

marigrace
02-19-2010, 02:48 PM
No, I am feeling very motivated right now, I just don't want to jinx it...

cfmama
02-19-2010, 03:01 PM
And I know there is only 11 days left in February... but I PERSONALLY am going to keep carrying on and march into onederland during MARCH as well! I'm not sure I'll make it THIS month but I know I'll make it next!!!!

marigrace
02-19-2010, 03:11 PM
OK, Mama, that was all I needed to hear, sometime in March is doable for me.


February 19 205.8:cb:

salsa chip
02-19-2010, 05:07 PM
Yay Eliana! :D

Mama...I'm with you.

time2lose
02-19-2010, 08:29 PM
I doubt that I will make it before March 1 but miracles do happen. Does losing 5 pounds fall in the miracle category? :dizzy:

I hope to get there before the end of March!

catherinef
02-20-2010, 03:03 AM
And my cycle-related scale break is over! I weighed first thing this morning, and I am 199.4.

I still don't quite believe it's real, but give me a few more sub-200 weigh-ins, and I might start. :)

Eliana
02-20-2010, 09:22 AM
Yeah, Catherine! How fantastic is that?!

Brit
02-20-2010, 12:07 PM
weighed in at 206..thats up by a pound or so..but my cycle also started today..

cfmama
02-20-2010, 02:20 PM
Catherine! So awesome!!!!
Brit... it will go...

as for me? 2.2 mini whoosh over night to make 205.4 and I'm expecting more whoosh in the next day or so!

catherinef
02-20-2010, 05:21 PM
Yay, for whooshes! Sometimes, when I've gone up, and I know I'm blameless, it's just PMS or whatever, and I am ready to tear my hair out, knowing a whoosh is coming is about all that keeps me sane. It's funny, because I don't cheat or anything in my craziness, I just get really weird about sodium. I certainly don't plan on going out and celebrating with food when the loss portion of this project is done, but I have promised myself I will NOT hold back with the soy sauce when I get there. You know, fine, whatever, I know how many calories were in that veggie stir-fry I just made, and they're well within my calorie budget, but screw it, here comes the soy.

cfmama
02-20-2010, 07:21 PM
yep that's me too... I try to be so careful with anything salty but my goal when I GET to goal is say SCREW IT with the sodium (within reason) and accept the daily up and down water retention. But I just can't handle that right now!!!!

PeanutsMom704
02-20-2010, 09:39 PM
I think anyone who starts off OR ends March in Onederland is a winner!

I'm working on Marching into the 2-teens, and have been so inspired by all the March'ers.

Jae165
02-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Eliana we are so alike. I so know your pain. It's crazy to see yourself sit at 200.0lbs. And I also just finish sitting at 203 for almost a month.

WOOHOO on hitting 199 and going farther.

Congrats also to Catherinef.

As of today I am 198.5. I am claiming it and running!!!

I am so happy for all the Marchers and I will be here to cheer you all on as you continue the challenge. I think that is a GREAT ideal!

Loving Me
02-21-2010, 09:02 AM
Congrats to all those who have hit Onederland before March 1st, you're amazing!!! For those of you still working towards it, you can do it!
I'm at 208.5 and going to give it everything I've got to get to Onederland before the end of March.

cfmama
02-21-2010, 12:41 PM
Well I was 203.4 this morning!!!! The period bloat is GONE and it took some more of it's friends with it when it left... honestly I'll probably see even MORE loss tomorrow. Cause that's how I roll.

You know... I really might be able to do this in February!

Eliana
02-21-2010, 01:00 PM
You guys are doing great! Some of you will make it in February, some of you in March. Some of you well after that. But you'll ALL make it!

Marching onward!

uclr0028
02-22-2010, 08:01 AM
Another lost for me today. Man I love these days.

cfmama
02-22-2010, 12:13 PM
great job uclr!!!!!

I'm up .4 this morning. *meh* whatever. When you drop 4.4 pounds in two days there's bound to be a little rebound ;)

cfmama
02-23-2010, 12:11 PM
202.6 this morning!!!!!!!!!

Sunrose
02-23-2010, 12:16 PM
202.6 this morning!!!!!!!!!

Woooooo Hoooooooo!!! :carrot:

cfmama
02-23-2010, 12:23 PM
thank you Sunrose!!!! Since a lot of our members ALREADY marched into onederland it's dead in this thread!

Jae165
02-23-2010, 12:25 PM
I am still here cfmama CHEERING you on.
You are doing so well and are an inspiration.

Keep Going....You can do it!!!

Sunrose
02-23-2010, 12:27 PM
thank you Sunrose!!!! Since a lot of our members ALREADY marched into onederland it's dead in this thread!


You are welcome! I know what you mean. I haven't even weighed myself in two days because I got too depressed. I'm taking a scale break. Ugh... but seeing other people accomplish their goals lets me know it's possible, so THANK YOU! :hug:

time2lose
02-23-2010, 12:44 PM
Wow! cfmama, you are really dropping! Way to go! Probably TMI - I am staying off the scales. I need a good poop! Also my hands are visibly swollen, so no point in torturing myself by weighing. Even though I don't have TOM any more, I think that my body still cycles. :)

Eliana
02-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Cfmama, when you lose, you really lose! You're on a wonderful streak! So close, so close!

WarMaiden
02-23-2010, 01:40 PM
I'm still around, recovering from my vacation in Hawaii last week, which was all kinds of weird for my food and activity. It is nearly impossible to get enough veggies while eating out all the time, though I tried hard (and my family even helped, by searching out salads for me).

I am at 208 this morning, still retaining water and other junk inside me (my bathroom normality has not resumed yet), due to not only the vacation but most likely my upcoming period, as well.

cfmama
02-23-2010, 03:13 PM
*warm squishy thoughts and hugs around*

Yay! We're not alone!!!!

catherinef
02-23-2010, 04:05 PM
Oh, I'm still here, eagerly following everybody's progress, I've just been slammed busy the last couple of days. I'm ranging between 199 and 199.6, annoyingly, but hey, still below 200, if only technically.

BeachBreeze2010
02-23-2010, 04:07 PM
I'm still here! I am determined to get to Onederland in March and not be at 208 at the end of Feb! You are so close cfmama! I bet you can do it Feb, too!

time2lose
02-23-2010, 04:10 PM
WarMaiden, you are right where I am. I have bloat too and I did not even have the fun of a trip Hawaii! I admit it. I am jealous!

catherinef - 199.6 is below 200 anyway you look at it! Congratulations! That deserves a posting to the entire 100+ club. :)

I bet we have some lurkers that are close to onederland. Come and join us!

Jae165
02-24-2010, 03:56 PM
195.5

Dropped 4lbs overnight. Praying that it sticks. It was long overdue.

time2lose
02-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Jae165,

That is wonderful - :bravo::cheer: Party time :celebrate:

Have you posted to the 100 lb. club yet?

PeanutsMom704
02-24-2010, 04:29 PM
I'm still following along and rooting for everyone - this thread is going to keep going and I know we are going to see lots of successful Marchers!!

BeachBreeze2010
02-24-2010, 05:54 PM
I had a little whoosh this morning! 206.2! Woohoo! :carrot:

cfmama
02-24-2010, 09:30 PM
whooshes = much awesomeness!!!!

traci in training
02-25-2010, 03:07 AM
I'm still here, just waiting for the bloat to evaporate. I absolutely love being in perimenopause! Periods come every three weeks (or six) and last two days (or eight) and I feel just great (or horrible) and I retain water like crazy (or not). Saw 213 for a moment in time this morning, so I think tomorrow should be good. Also ate seafood for my birthday on Tuesday, so that sodium should clear out by tomorrow, too. Keep your fingers crossed for me - I'd really like to see a zero on the scale in the morning!

salsa chip
02-25-2010, 03:24 AM
Hey ladies and gents - checking in here, though I don't have a weight update. Life is busy with work and timetabling enough sleep each night (!), but I'm still and, drat it, I'm not giving up :)

catherinef
02-25-2010, 04:00 AM
Oh, hooray, my body has released the bloat, and I had a mini-whoosh down to 197.8 this morning. Fingers crossed for everybody who's been working so darn hard to get some nice big whooshes in short order!

Eliana
02-25-2010, 08:05 AM
How is everyone today? Any more overnight whooshes? I love those!

time2lose
02-25-2010, 09:42 AM
catherinef, YEAH!!!!!!! You made it!!!!!!! Way to go!

I decided to bump up the exercise. I joined a gym.

Eliana
02-25-2010, 11:26 AM
I decided to bump up the exercise. I joined a gym.

That oughta do it! :D But don't be surprised if you gain or stall for a while. You're right where I stalled for a month BECAUSE I added exercise. I realize you said "step up" the exercise, meaning you're already doing it, but still...more intensity may make your body go wonky at first.

cfmama
02-25-2010, 12:16 PM
yah I'm due for another whoosh... three days of 202.6,202.8,202.6... maybe tomorrow?

Congrats CatherineF!!!!

BeachBreeze2010
02-25-2010, 12:23 PM
I am sitting on pins and needles with ya, cfmama! It's gonna be any day now for you!

marigrace
02-25-2010, 05:50 PM
:)I am still hanging in there too....I whish I would whoosh but lately it's a wash...(sorry :kickcan:LOL)

Brit
02-25-2010, 07:07 PM
i stepped on the scale this morning nakie and it said 203.6..i stepped back on with clothes and it says 205.6..are my clothes really that heavy?
i have always weighed myself with clothes on so thats the weight i will count...but these next couple of weeks,i might weigh without clothes just so i can see that ONE for ONCE since middle school faster:o
my cycle has officially went off so lets see what tomorrow brings me at the doctor's office in the morning..please let it be a woosh from period weight:dizzy:

Jennelle
02-25-2010, 07:31 PM
Is it too late to join the challenge? I've been cocking around and have managed to maintain since I lost 52 lbs. from Jan-Oct last year. However, I am getting married (it's a looooooong story!) again in June and would love love LOVE to be under 200 lbs.! It's only 16 lbs., for goodness sake!!!

So my goal for this week is no sweets, no extra snacks. (I weight on Thursday mornings, btw.)

catherinef
02-26-2010, 03:57 AM
Go for it, Jennelle. The more the merrier!

I'm down to 196.6 this morning. Holy freaking cow, that's 1.6 pounds from goal. Which I am totally going to reset, since I'm not done yet, but I want to crush that sucker before I reset. And! And! And! The fat is finally starting to come off my last stubborn areas. My waist is getting more sharply defined all the time, and my upper arms are shrinking as well. I mean, those areas have been shrinking all along, with the rest of me, but not as noticeably as, say, my hips, legs, bum and face/neck/upper body. So I don't know for sure where my final goal is going to be, but I'm probably going to reset for about 175/180, once I kick this last 1.6 to the curb.

What amazes me is that pretty much everything I thought about my body 'type' has proven to be wrong. The more I excavate myself from the fat, the more it appears that my body type isn't hourglass, pear or apple, nope, it's pretty typical tall-girl willowy, which is WEIRD, let me tell you.

cfmama
02-26-2010, 12:16 PM
and this morning? 202.6

wtf.

seriously.

lol!!!!

BeachBreeze2010
02-26-2010, 12:29 PM
I hopped on the scale this morning thinking "Go, me, it's gonna be a great weigh-in because I have been on fire lately." I get on and it says 208. WHAT?? That can't be right, so I get on a again and get 204.4. WHAT?? That's a new low for this journey. So, just to be "sure" I step on again and get 206.8 and then again and get 206.8. What the heck??!!??! So, officially it's 206.8, but I am really confused. Maybe I should get a new scale?

Brit
02-26-2010, 11:53 PM
eh went to the doc and the scale said 206.8 while my home scale said 204.8..i need to stop trying to "race" this weight loss because its making me somewhat dissapointed, so i wont report back into this thread until i make it but either way i will be in onederland before march ends!

mkyice
02-27-2010, 12:55 AM
Hang in there cf; it'll happen.

cfmama
02-27-2010, 01:06 AM
crossing fingers for tomorrow ;)

cfmama
02-27-2010, 02:18 PM
well my chickies... I had a mini whoosh over night to put me at smack dab 201 this morning. I'm crossing fingers for ANOTHER mini whoosh tonight to bring me below 200 tomorrow!

catherinef
02-27-2010, 05:38 PM
Making whooshing motions in the general vicinity of your scale. Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!

Eliana
02-27-2010, 05:43 PM
Wow CF, you've had such a great week! I'm pulling for you for tomorrow!

time2lose
02-27-2010, 11:30 PM
WOW, cfmama! You are amazing!

BeachBreeze2010
02-28-2010, 10:34 AM
Any news today cfmama?

I reached the 20lbs down mark today! :cheer2:

cfmama
02-28-2010, 01:45 PM
it didn't happen for me today. For whatever reason I was back up to 201.8. It WILL go down though and I am going to plan to see under 200 this week for sure!

time2lose
02-28-2010, 05:00 PM
cfmomma, how many pounds did you lose this week? It seems like you have been telling us about a pound a day!

I am down to 203 today and excited about it!

cfmama
02-28-2010, 06:22 PM
nope... I lost 1.6 pounds this week... I spend MOST of the week at 102.6.

marigrace
02-28-2010, 07:10 PM
You are so close now.I have good wishes for you. It is going to happen for you very soon.

Jae165
03-01-2010, 12:59 PM
Jae165,

That is wonderful - :bravo::cheer: Party time :celebrate:

Have you posted to the 100 lb. club yet?

Thank you. And I am happy to report that it is hanging in there. I was 196.5 this morning.
No, I haven't posted it anywhere but here and another challenge I am in.

nope... I lost 1.6 pounds this week... I spend MOST of the week at 201.6.
Cfmama, I have my fingers crossed for you today.


Come on March'ers....You can do it!