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09-15-2002, 11:30 PM
Well the last challenge was a bust for me. I guess I didn't take it that seriously so it is time to get my rear in gear.

I want to lose 10lbs by October 31st. :devil: just in time to pig out on Hallowe'en candy:T (:doh: did I just say the quiet part loud?)

I am making a promise to myself to start exercising on a regular basis again too.

Weight as of September 16: 157 lbs
Goal weight by October 31 : 147 lbs

09-15-2002, 11:50 PM
Go Mauvais!!! You can do it, you gorgeous babe you!!

Stay away from those funny balls... the crunchy ones from last year. ;)

back tomorrow with the big number...

09-16-2002, 07:38 AM
Still 205.5! Aaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!

09-16-2002, 11:47 AM
Just got back from the doctor, and my weight there was 209!!! I am THRILLED, since as you all know I have NOT been OP for quite a while. That means that at least i haven't gained!!!! Mauvais, I will take you up on that challenge!! I will say 5 pounds by Halloween. Wimpy, yes, but I need to set an easy goal to start out with since I have been having such a rough time.

09-16-2002, 12:13 PM
Well, I was hoping the scale would show even more pounds lost, but I am happy to report that I am down two pounds since last week and met my initial goal of losing three pounds in two weeks!


My next goal is to lose four pounds by the end of the month, which will put me down to 190. :)

09-16-2002, 12:47 PM
I'm with ya!

I enjoy (sadist that I am) having to be accountable to someone every week - someone that says "so what do you weigh this week????".

I'm down 2 pounds this week - putting me into a new decade of numbers, FINALLY!!!!!! And 1/2 pound from an official 30 pounds lost (never to be re-found!)


09-16-2002, 02:37 PM
It does feel so good to get past those five and ten pound marks... e.g. 199 from 200 or 184 from 185. Way to go!

09-16-2002, 04:17 PM
Hi Girls,

I weighed 187lbs today. That means that I lost a total of two big pounds for the challenge...just a tad shy of my goal of losing 15 pounds, thank you!

I'm going to shoot for an eight pound loss by October 31st. That will bring me to 179 and out of the eighties.
If we all go with October 31st that gives us about six and one half weeks until our next mini-goal. Then again, alternachicks are so independent we never all do the same thing.

I have been doing well with food for the past three days but haven't gone to the gym...I did call the owner and discussed which trainer I'd be working with when I come back...think I have a 10:00am appt. with a trainer tomorrow...have to go call and check it out.

Love to you all,
Talk to you soon.

09-16-2002, 06:35 PM
Okay, sooz, you're halfway there! You're at the starting gate, on the blocks, poised and ready, all set, on your mark...get set...GO! the gym of course!

Good for you. I'm going tonight. And again in the AM.

My challenge is to exercise, in one way or another, EVERY DAY. Gotta do it. I will do it!

Today's weight is 260. There you have it. Hoo boy. Ya SEE why I need to go to the gym every day?

The other night at work, the nurses were discussing a very demanding patient. She is so large, it takes 4 people to roll her over to put her on a bed pan. I prayed right there for the strength to defeat this weight thing.


09-16-2002, 08:22 PM
192. Fat. Went to the gym today.

09-16-2002, 08:23 PM
:hat: :dance: :dance: :hat:



09-16-2002, 08:27 PM
Way to go ladies! I will check back in tomorrow with my ( keep your fingers crossed) loss. That is my TOPS night and when I weigh in for the week. Love to all, keep up the great work

09-16-2002, 08:29 PM
I think I am up a pound to 157, but that's ok. I can deal with that.

My new mini goal is to be at or below 150 by the end of October. If I could only get up off my *** to exercise.

WOO HOO to Ellis & Kat for going to the gym again!!!! & to Sooz for planning on going :cb:

09-16-2002, 09:49 PM
Great timing!!! I've been having one of those "it's time to get serious again" talks with myself over the last few days, and today was my Day One.

Starting weight, today - 175lbs. Short-term goal for Hallowe'en/Samhaine/my fourth anniversary...all of which are on October 31st...I'm going to aim high and join Mauvais on 10lbs! That will put me at 165. Do you know how long it's been since I was 165??? If you do, tell me. I can't remember....I passed it somewhere along the way when I gained those 40 lbs or so in 1994.

Let's kick some butt, girls!:hyper:

09-18-2002, 02:38 PM
Hi Chicks,
Just reporting in my weight, I am down 1/4 lb.
Wow! Oh well better than being up 1/4 I guess. Hope everyone is doing well. I will write more later.

09-18-2002, 03:02 PM
You are all so skinny!!!!!

I lost 6 pounds since the last time I was @ the dr.

09-18-2002, 07:23 PM
Way to go Suchapretyface,
I think it is one of the hardest things in the world to try and lose weight and keep it off. I have lost 18 since July29th, this week was only 1/4 lb, that is heartbreaking, but I AM NOT SURPRISED. I did not walk like I had been doing, not drinking the water I was, and certainly over eating, so I am lucky I did not gain instead of lose, but I will not give up. I am more determined now than I have ever been to get down to a reasonable weight for my body. I would love to get down to about 130, but I think 140 or 145, would be okay. I am currently at 252 lbs, so I have a long weigh to go yet.

09-19-2002, 12:26 PM
I know its only Thursday but I MUST report that I am down another pound today, which puts me at my first FIVE POUND LOSS!! Whoo hoo!! I know its not much, but trust me, I have been trying to lose five pounds forever so this is great.


09-19-2002, 02:39 PM
Way to go Sojo, Keep up the good work. You can do it

09-21-2002, 04:37 PM
Hey tomorrow is weigh-in day! Are we ready? :yes: :no:

This week was pretty much a write-off for me. Not nearly enough water, too much ice cream, too many late nights at work and no time for a walk. BUT, I'll be posting tomorrow, good or bad.

09-22-2002, 03:06 PM
How did that week go by so quickly? I better eat very well today and get my butt out for a walk. :o

09-22-2002, 05:45 PM
Sorry, Sojourner....apparently I don't know what day it is anymore! Tomorrow is weigh-in bad. Hope I haven't drawn anyone else into my confusing little world.:sssh:

09-23-2002, 09:21 AM
Back down to 156, which is amazing since I ate horribly all week. I am going to go for a walk or something I think since I have nothing to do!!!! :) I LOVE days off.

09-23-2002, 01:37 PM
Well, down one pound to 193 which is great but I was hoping for two. :rolleyes: Hey, but I will take what I can get!


09-23-2002, 03:25 PM
Still holding at 187lbs...
hope for more progress next week...
at least I'm not gaining....

09-23-2002, 03:45 PM
way to go ladies you are doing great. I fear the worst for tommorrow night. I have been eating like a pig this week. I go to TOPS tomorrow night, so I will record my hopefully loss then.
Hugs to all
P.S. Hope you all are enjoying this new season and are giving thanks.

09-23-2002, 08:21 PM
Holding at 175. Going to try to work in more water and exercise this week.

09-23-2002, 09:12 PM
Still at 157 :p

09-24-2002, 11:22 PM
Well , It was better than I really expected. I thought for sure I had gained this week, but i actually lost 1/4 lb again. I am not losing very quickly, but I am losing, so I guess I should not beat myself up about this. I went to the gym with my friend tonight. It felt great!! I am going to join tomorrow I think, or I may just go on pass once more to see, but I really like it. It feels fantastic.


09-30-2002, 07:41 AM
Down 1 more to 155. :) I like this 1 pound a week thing.....

09-30-2002, 11:50 AM
Suchaprettyface... good for you!!! Keep it up, hon!

I'm 192. I'm going to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. Damn it.

09-30-2002, 11:56 AM
Aaaarrrrrggggghhhh! 209 this morning! I can blame some of it on the darned IV during the operation but some of it must be due to Hershey candy munchies. 199 by Halloween! That's 4 pounds of water weight and 6 pounds of flab!

09-30-2002, 12:49 PM
Well, I am holding strong at 193 but I just got my period yesterday :cry: (no good news this month). So I am expecting that number to go down in a few days... as I usually bloat up at least two pounds during my period. However... go check out my lost inches in the evil tape measurement thread! Whoo hoo!!

10-01-2002, 12:02 AM
I am down 2 lbs:)

Current weight 155 lbs.

Ruthxxx-I'm with you girl-all those darned Hallowe'en bags of snack size candy and chocolate-what's a poor chick to do?????:?:

10-01-2002, 01:42 AM
187.5 up a half...bummer...must be pure muscle mass from the gym...uh, yeah, yeah, that's right, it's uh muscle, yeah, in fact I'm all muscle, yeah, I knew that, I'm a very muscular babe and that's why at 5'1" I'm 187.5 because most of that is in my, uh, don't mess with me...yeah, um...I'm so full of :censored:

Time to get busy...
I'm trying for 8.5 by Halloween...

10-01-2002, 08:42 PM
Hey chickies,
Just thought I would check in and say that i am down 2 lbs this week. Yeah!

10-07-2002, 06:55 AM
Well - lost the water weight and went to 204.5 but ran out of my diuretic pills (for CTS) and did not renew sooooo back to 207 this morning. I am hoping for a better week.

10-07-2002, 07:57 AM
154 this morning. But it is day 1 of my period so more likely then not all plan intentions are going out the window. I will try to stick to my plan, but in all likelyhood it just not going to work :)

10-07-2002, 08:52 AM
Just thought I would check in and say I'm not weighing until next week. :(
Congrats to all of you loser girls.
As for us winners (gainers).... GET THOSE BUTTS MOVING!!!

10-07-2002, 12:56 PM
I had lost a pound this week (down to 192) but I had a BAD weekend. We had guests over for whom we cook huge meals (and vice versa). I didn't do too bad but I am back up to 193 this morning. :( Hopefully it is mostly water weight as I also ate a ton of salty popcorn last night... (it couldn't have been the the two slices of my homemade key lime pie or the homemade guacamole and salsa with chips or the margaritas)! :o

Well, I vow to get back on track starting NOW!

10-07-2002, 03:18 PM
186....YEAH BAYBEE! (down one and a half)

10-07-2002, 04:55 PM
Way to go Soozie you goddess you! I guess all of your cleaning and redecorating has really paid off for you. Congratulations!

10-07-2002, 09:29 PM
Still holding at 175.

Congrats you losers! :D

10-08-2002, 07:36 AM
Okay, what the heck... I weighed this morning. Sojo, we're right on track together. 192. You know, if I was even moderately careful I could lose 3 pounds this week. It would such a dubious thrill to be in the 180's.

10-08-2002, 12:36 PM
I agree.... lets get out of these 190's and down into the 80's! I can't wait for that scale to flash 189.5... its so close. Now we just need to stay on track this week and if we are really careful we could maybe do it. This morning my scale read 192.5... three pounds would be tough but possible. Well, I am going to go for it! Even if I don't hit 189.5 by Monday, any weight lost will get me that much closer and it can't be much longer. My goal is to be at 188 by the end of the month; this would be a five pound weight loss for the month and put me at 10 down!

Ok, I'm going to go do my new exercise video... T'ai Chi for Weight Loss... there is a kind of cute guy on the cover wearing no shirt. Hopefully his ripped abs will keep me entertained for the next 45 minutes! :p

10-08-2002, 09:33 PM
Hi girls,
Just checking in to say I am back from TOPS tonight and I am down 1 lb, so now I am 249. Not a big loss but no gain so I am happy with that after the weekend I had.

10-09-2002, 08:19 AM
yip yip Virginia!!!
Keep it up!!
:dance: :cp: :clap:

10-09-2002, 08:20 AM
oops! I meant :cb:

10-09-2002, 10:09 AM
ok...I have been in denial long enough. I hope this is a liberating act, cuz it is damn near killing me to face the truth...
starting weight: 2 (gulp)74
today...after shaving my legs and removing all my nail polish...256

when is this liberating effect suppose to take effect?

ok...maybe it is a gradual an orgasim...we can only hope.

10-09-2002, 11:27 AM
Ginya, you should try that trick of getting a bag and filling it with bricks or potatoes or rice or something. If you've lost 20 pounds or whatever, fill it with that amount in weight. Then lift it everytime you feel crappy, and you'll realize how much you've actually accomplished.

10-09-2002, 12:42 PM
Be proud of yourself girl! You have lost 18 pounds... that is amazing! We all know how difficult it is to lose weight. I am estatic with every half pound off of my body and I just want to lose more. You are doing great my friend. Congratulations!


10-09-2002, 02:44 PM
Way to go Ginya
I was 270 when I decided to do something about it too, and now I am down to 249, I was so excited when I went below 250, I have not been down that low in about 7 or 8 years. So you see, we can do it!:jig: :cp: :cb:

10-09-2002, 03:02 PM
Yes, virginia...there IS a Santa Claus! we just don't want to weigh as much as he does!
Congrats on your loss!

I started *AGAIN* (for good) this time last week, at, I am thrilled to say, I'm 258!!

Onward and downward! the way...that was a LOT of hair and nail polish!! :lol: Just kidding, hon... congrats to you too and to all the rest of us LOSERS!

10-09-2002, 03:44 PM
Way to go Kat! You are cruisin girl. What are you doing to lose that much weight? Please tell me it is lots of sex! Then I can tell hubby and maybe I will lose some. Hahah!

10-10-2002, 12:10 AM
Congrats to Ginya and Virginia for your losses! :cp:

I am still at 155 and holding.

10-10-2002, 04:15 AM
Hi everyone I'm new here and am so happy to see that there are heaps of others out there going through the same thing as me :D lol
I have just started a healthy eating and exercise plan and need all the motivation and support I can gather!
Anyway I am currently 178 lbs and would love to lose at least 5 pounds by the end of October and hopefully to continue the trend downwards till i reach 110 lbs :P but fist things first lol

10-10-2002, 08:36 AM
umm...Virginia...a LOT of sex? There may have been some sex involved, but he's not getting credit for all the other exercise I did!!
Actually, I tried a novel approach this time around...get this...I stuck to my diet and exercised every day! :yikes:
Go figure...

10-10-2002, 08:49 AM
Hey Hippy... welcome!!! Come and tell us all about yourself!

Hey Mauvais, where've you been hon?

10-10-2002, 09:38 AM
how many times a day do you hear that lovely quote about Santa Clause...cuz I get the same ding-dong personal favorite is:
I knew a girl who's name was Virginia, we called her Virgin for short...but not for long...(usually followed by a snort and a chuckle, right)
I get Virg...Gin...V...and Ginny...ugh! But there are not many people who have an official abbreviation for their name, VA.

Thanks for all the support! I need it, got a long way to go, but I think I have my head on straight, as I only expect or want to loose 10 pounds a month...(don't want no neck wadle...ewwww the women who get the surgery look like deflated condoms)

So, with y'all as my well as my confessors and mentors, I think I can do this thing!

10-13-2002, 09:40 PM
New thread started for Sunday, October 13, but this one will be archived :)