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Lewisempire
08-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Hi ladies, We are running late in August! We have to catch up! Hopefully you have your August weight loss goal ready and waiting for me. Good luck to us all.

The rules of this thread are simple. You set your "weight loss related" goal, it gets added to the list. When you reach this goal, it gets turned Red. We have a sister thread for "Exercise related goals" It is the "August exercise Challenge". We love to hear about your success, as well as your challenges throughout the month.


Lewisempire
08-01-2010, 09:36 PM
Ok so I will start
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; complete 30DS (again); down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone-Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)

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Peaches5577
08-01-2010, 09:43 PM
Here are mine:

Lose ten pounds
Exercise 4x a week


LiliK
08-01-2010, 09:45 PM
Get to twosieland.... and I have a ways to go, so I'm going to have to work it. But I'm determined and I have good plans and plenty of support. Go US!!

KayakGal
08-01-2010, 10:10 PM
Hi, mine are to make it to onederland and to get 70,000 steps per week.:bubbles:

LouisaH
08-01-2010, 10:31 PM
Thanks LE!

This whole next month is going to be a big challenge in maintenance for me, and I'm not even ready to start maintenance! I think I'll set a smaller goal for the month of August.

Start weight: 159.2.
Goal: 7 pounds, to reach 152.2

eclipse
08-01-2010, 11:12 PM
My only goal this month is to make it to Onderland. I don't have very far to go (203.6 this morning), but I see so many people hit the wall when they get this close that I'm giving myself the whole month to get there.

audrina
08-01-2010, 11:19 PM
Weight loss goal is to be down 10 more pounds [185.5] and to be no longer considered 'obese'.

dcapulet
08-01-2010, 11:59 PM
yea!

1200 min exercise, complete 30DS (again), down to size 16

TheBunneh
08-02-2010, 12:01 AM
Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week.

Cheriann
08-02-2010, 12:04 AM
to lose 13 pounds
to work out 3-4x per week.

susiemartin
08-02-2010, 06:34 AM
Happy August everyone :carrot:

My goals are 8lbs, to check daily &
finish painting the chicken house & grain shed :D

SW yesterday was 238.2
GW - 230.2

envelope
08-02-2010, 06:58 AM
My August goal is to lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.

tinycities
08-02-2010, 07:24 AM
I'd like to join in, if that's okay!

My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!).

It's not a huge amount to lose in a month, but I find my weight loss has been really slow, particularly the closer I get to my goal, so I'm setting something that I think I will find challenging, but manageable.

fivestone
08-02-2010, 10:15 AM
My SW is 157.3. My goals are:

-Reach 155.5 (halfway point!)
-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)

Hlthgrl
08-02-2010, 10:39 AM
Since I didn't meet last months goal I will continue it to this month. My August goal is to be at or below 190. I will add that I would like to start doing yoga at least four days per week. Good luck in August everyone!

PopcornGal
08-02-2010, 12:10 PM
I didn't meet last month's goal either. :( I fell short by one pound.

This month's goal - lose 10 lbs.

Lewisempire
08-02-2010, 12:10 PM
Ok so I will start
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; complete 30DS (again); down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone-Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5

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Terre
08-02-2010, 12:24 PM
Here are mine: sw 177.8

lose 10lbs
walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week
get into the 160's

Ms Perception
08-02-2010, 03:01 PM
Alright, I'm here finally. I've gone back and forth with myself over this month's goals. I hav updated my ticker as of today's weight. Obviously the birthday and anniversary celebrations coupled with a couple days at my parents' showing little to no restraint have cost me some progress. I have actually eaten my way back into the "overweight" category. So sad.
So, here I am to recommit to a more disciplined lifestyle. I've actually made some progress that is encouraging, so on to better things this month.

My goals for August:
1. Track my food
2. Fit comfortably into my clothes

NightAngel26
08-02-2010, 05:33 PM
lol. It took me a while to find this thread... but I'm here and hoping to make better progress this month. I think I put my goal at 215 lbs, decided I've been shooting too high....I wish I could say onederland...but not been moving well enough to get there as planned months ago. Anywho, here I am.

I'm on a fruit juice detox type thing right now, figuring I need a cleanout after this sudden gain I've seen....we will see if it matters (I chose fruit puree technically....with half servings of veggies and other stuff too).

LouisaH
08-02-2010, 08:54 PM
Hiya Chicklets, thankfully the weight I gained over the weekend is already starting to come back off. I weighed in at 158.4, down .8 from yesterday. I got in a good workout today and hope to see more loss tomorrow. Good luck everyone.

MsP: climb back on this wagon, lady. I'll give you a leg up and help you buckle your seat belt. Maybe you should put on your swimsuit so you remember why you worked so hard! lol. You know if you get back down to your low weight for this marathon it will be a lot easier for you (and on your body). You did it before, you can do it again!

KimL1214
08-02-2010, 10:57 PM
So I'm aiming big this month with a goal of 15 lbs.!!!

SW: 259.5
CW: 259.5
GW: 244.5

susiemartin
08-03-2010, 07:14 AM
Check In Time :)

OP yesterday - planning for an OP day today.
Hope your day is a good one!

fivestone
08-03-2010, 09:20 AM
Down to 155.6 today! Earlier in the day it was 156.2 but crept down to 155. I'll take it!!

That means I'm 5.7 pounds away from being a normal weight. Nice to know that it could happen for me in the next couple of weeks!

TheBunneh
08-03-2010, 09:53 AM
Checking in. Yesterday was okay, not great, but I can't really think of anything that was really bad either. Except I had a little too much at dinner, but I also skipped the frozen yogurt I'd planned to have. Lost track of calories though.

I'm sooooooo sore from exercising Sunday that I can barely walk (and trying to sit down gracefully is an adventure xD). I'm a little better than I was last night, hopefully as the day wears on it'll fade. I'm not sure what exercise I'm going to do today, I guess it depends on how I feel by this afternoon.

VickieLou
08-03-2010, 12:40 PM
My August Weight Loss Goal is to get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.

Lewisempire
08-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Ok so I will start
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone-Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5

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Hickory0305
08-03-2010, 01:58 PM
My August Goals:

Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0
Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories)
Track every day

girlonfire
08-03-2010, 03:20 PM
My August goal is to lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!!

Sw: 251.5
Cw: 248.4(-3.1)
Gw:246.5

Ms Perception
08-03-2010, 03:32 PM
LouisaH-Oh I wouldn't say I was off the wagon this time, just living life. Having my birthday and anniversary in close succession has it's pitfalls, ya know? Thanks for the leg up though. I'm down over a pound from yesterday. You know how it goes when it's most water weight. I'm totally planning to be at my low weight for the marathon. You're SO right about it being nicer to run at a lower weight.

Right now my main motivation to get back down to my goal range is fitting nicely into my clothes. It's amazing how much difference 10 pounds makes! I'm staying plenty busy and active, so it's really a matter of reigning in the food and I imagine that will become MUCH easier once the kids are in school. I have so many projects that will keep me occupied during the day and then I can just plan nice healthy suppers. Right now we are rarely all home for more than 1 meal a day which is VERY unusual for us and makes for quite the challenge diet-wise. Next Monday begins the schedule slow-down which I'm really looking forward to! We just wanted to soak in all the joys of summer while it lasts. Only a few more weeks before the kids are back in school and I'm going to miss them so much!

dcapulet
08-03-2010, 07:08 PM
I have to remove one of my goals.

I decided to try and "superwoman" the month of August, but it's going to lead to injury. With the couch to 5k, 6 day drive across the country, work/school deadlines, and monster walks at theme parks, I do not need to do the 30DS this month. I will do it occasionally, but only as supplement. I will pick it up again in September.

Lewisempire - could you please remove 30DS (again) from my list of goals?

Thanks :)

KimL1214
08-03-2010, 10:09 PM
Daily check in... up today, but guessing it's due to some serious ice cream overload late last night... So after my walk today and some good eating, I should see some better numbers either tomorrow or the following day.

SW: 259.5
CW: 261.0
GW: 244.5

susiemartin
08-04-2010, 06:56 AM
Daily Check In

I'm down another 2lbs.
The 230's seem to be going fast. It's got me wondering if my scale is broken or needs a new battery? I don't feel that different.

Hope your day is a good one!

fivestone
08-04-2010, 08:46 AM
Right now my main motivation to get back down to my goal range is fitting nicely into my clothes. It's amazing how much difference 10 pounds makes!

I know what you mean! That's my motivation for the next few pounds. Losing 10 pounds will have me fitting into everything in my current closet, and then it will be time to go replace most of it! Hope your marathon training goes well!

I've met my first goal -- the halfway point goal. That was 155.5 and I'm down to 155.1. :carrot: Now on to the "normal weight" goal!

bama girl
08-04-2010, 11:19 AM
Ooh, ooh, I'm in! (late!) By the end of August, I want to reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs. I got down to 125 and bounced back to 128 in july, but I think this is doable.

TheBunneh
08-04-2010, 07:38 PM
Checking in. Day has gone good so far. Finished my workout and had dinner even before showering because I was so hungry (I NEVER do that xD). I was happy that dinner was a salad I'd already made and refrigerated. Now I'm gonna go shower, then make a trip to the library (to pay an overdue fine :o I feel terrible about it, my first ever :().

Hope you ladies are doing good!

Ms Perception
08-04-2010, 11:50 PM
A good day here, but time for bed now. Will have more to say tomorrow when time permits. Have a great one ladies!

LouisaH
08-05-2010, 01:02 AM
Evenin' all. I've had a good couple of days, but the scale isn't being as generous as I had hoped it would be. I'm working hard, working out, and eating well, even though I'm eating way, way, way more fruit than I should. But hey, it's melon season, peach season and the end of the blueberries, and believe it or not fresh figs. If I'm going to stuff myself until I feel a little ill, it's better with fruit than with many other options. Come winter, I don'etknow what I'll be eating, though we have been freezing lots of our corn, tomatoes and berries from the CSA pickups each week, so hopefully I won't have to resort to much non-local stuff. But winters are much more carb-o-licious than summers, so I'll take advantage while I can!

My back is killing me (did I mention it's melon season?) and making exercise difficult, but I'm not letting it stop me. I have to keep pushing hard to make progess--it seems to be getting harder each month.:whoo:

A domani.

susiemartin
08-05-2010, 07:03 AM
Check In Time :)

Yesterday was OP - planning a OP day for today.

Hope your day is a good one!

fivestone
08-05-2010, 09:29 AM
I've been MUCH better this week about staying active. Went for a nice run on the trail yesterday. Today I went for nice walk through town. It was a bit rainy, but I didn't mind. There were lots of tourists here and they're always adorable to see, the way they walk through and admire our town.

Anyway, I'm down to 154.5 -- only 4.6 pounds until I'm at my normal weight goal!

envelope
08-05-2010, 11:23 AM
SW: 196
CW: 193

I am so happy the scale is moving again.

Lewisempire
08-05-2010, 11:44 AM
Ok so I will start
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone-Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5
Bama girl reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs

fivestone
08-05-2010, 01:13 PM
I reached my halfway point goal -- could you put it in red? Thanks a lot!

dcapulet
08-05-2010, 05:26 PM
wow fivestone!!! WTG! :cheer:

eclipse
08-05-2010, 06:26 PM
Down to 202.2 this morning. 2.3 lbs to onederland!

fivestone
08-05-2010, 07:07 PM
wow fivestone!!! WTG! :cheer:

hey, thanks!!!

Down to 202.2 this morning. 2.3 lbs to onederland!

Rock on!!! You're almost there!!!! :carrot:

lili58
08-05-2010, 10:49 PM
To lose 5 pounds this month (to reach 137lb)

Ms Perception
08-05-2010, 11:17 PM
Feelin' good, though I overdid it tonight with eating too late. I was busy though, so maybe it'll all work out.
All is well, but my right calf is still bugging me. I'm getting into the chiro next Monday since my other chiro friend said I need an adjustment. This weekend is another camping weekend with lots of activity and hopefully I won't be too naughty! ;)

susiemartin
08-06-2010, 07:32 AM
Check In Time:)

Down another lb. or so :carrot:

Planning for an OP day.
Hope your day is a good one!

LouisaH
08-06-2010, 05:26 PM
Bit quiet here today, huh?

eclipse: That's great! What's your reward to yourself for reaching Onederland? Anything planned?

fivestone: you're doing great! I want your rewards! lol.

MsP: I am living life too, and although I'm finding my weight loss to be a bit slower, I am feeling much more sane about it. I couldn't go on with the intensity I was without losing my mind right along with the weight! When I go out of town for the weekend, I've not been logging all my food, but I'm still being careful. I figure it's good practice for maintenance. I've got two big weekends coming up--one is actually almost a week in Maine, with lobster, butter, and little to no Internet access, and I have to admit, I'm a bit scared! Good luck this weekend camping!

I finally saw 157.6 this morning. 157.8 peeked up at me last Saturday, but must have seen it's shadow, because it didn't come back out until today. Let's hope it's here to stay. Have a great weekend Chicklets.

dcapulet
08-06-2010, 06:07 PM
:wave:

so hubby and i did 30ds last night - and he almost puked!! although it doesn't sound nice, I'm a little glad I was better at it then him. he looses weight SOOOOO easily, and never has to work at it. so a little kick in the pants was my secret meaness :devil:

I hate the 30ds workout, and I LOVE the way it makes me look.

TheBunneh
08-06-2010, 07:29 PM
Today has been okay. I tried REALLY hard to workout, but it didn't go so well. I didn't just feel low on energy, I felt exhausted. I was off balance, felt like I was going to fall several times, couldn't concentrate on the moves, etc. I made several attempts, got part through several different videos (tried one video more than once) and ended up giving up without completing any of them. I almost cried I felt so bad. Then I had to take a step back and tell myself, hey, it's okay if I'm tired. I've worked hard this week. I finished the first week of Chalean Extreme, plus extra on top of it. And even if I didn't make it through one video, I was sweaty and out of breath for at -least- half an hour if I were to combine it (more like 45 minutes to an hour). There's no reason to be upset with myself. So I'm not going to be.

I've mostly been taking it pretty easy the rest of the afternoon. I did a little housework, and spent some time just lounging and reading. And did well fighting the snacking urge I get whenever I dive into a book. :) Now I'm going to do some yoga (and probably some push-ups/sit-ups) then make dinner.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have more energy. Might go for a hike with hubby, not sure.

SexyInNC
08-07-2010, 12:52 AM
So i havent been on this site in probably a yr. Took some time off. Decided to check back in and become a reg poster again. I like the idea of monthly group goals even if they are all different.

So heres my goal: 7 lbs by the end of the month. That would put me at 129.6

susiemartin
08-07-2010, 07:19 AM
Check In Time :)
Yesterday was OP - planning for another today.

Lippy100485
08-08-2010, 12:44 AM
I wanna join! I've been having a tough time losing... so I'm just making my goal 5 pounds this month... Hopefully!

susiemartin
08-08-2010, 07:08 AM
Check In Time

Yesterday was good until dinnertime. I didn't go over calories, but ate some peanut butter & crackers - that's not OP for me.

Planning for a much better OP day today :)

Hope your day is a good one!

fivestone
08-08-2010, 11:56 AM
fivestone: you're doing great! I want your rewards! lol.


Thanks! I'm lucky to live near really beautiful countries and cultures... and great shopping areas! ;) You're doing pretty well yourself -- just a few pounds away from your goal! Great job.

As for me, I'm down to 152.9. I'm getting so close to my normal weight goal that I can taste it. Anything over 2.9 pounds will basically get me there. I will take 149.9 pounds. I've given myself until the 18th of this month to reach that goal, but hopefully I can reach it sooner -- we'll see!

Lippy100485
08-08-2010, 12:20 PM
256 (-2.5 pounds from yesterday)... maybe I will up that goal to 10 pounds after all!

Ms Perception
08-08-2010, 10:21 PM
Hey girls! Back from camping and I mostly did well with food. I overate at lunch today which made me not be hungry for supper, so it worked out okay sorta. lol On a bad note, during my 13 mile run Saturday I did something to my knee and now it's killing me whenever I even walk. I already was having p[ain in my right calf and was gonna go to the doc anyway, but now I have even more reason. So, I'm going to the chiro tomorrow to see what she can do. If that doesn't help I may end up going to the doc to have it looked at. I'm SUPER bummed since I'm really getting to the heart of my marathon training and have felt so good so far. If any of you are praying people, please send one up for me since this would be pretty devastating to my progress (and exercise plan) if I can't run for awhile.
All else is good. I'm looking forward to a good OP week and getting some stuff done around the house now that things are a little calmer here.

susiemartin
08-09-2010, 05:54 AM
Check In Time

OP yesterday - planning an OP day today.
Almost done with the chicken house :cool: Looks like a completely different building.
It's been a real pain to work around the chickens. They keep jumping across the painting & eating paint chips. I have to can some green beans this morning- then it's outside & hopefully I'll finish today. Be glad when it's done!

Hope your day is a good one.

tamaraj
08-09-2010, 11:09 AM
Well I missed my goal for July so here are my August goals:

Hit 170lbs or lower
Stay OP for all camping weekends

We can all do this!
Tamara

Ms Perception
08-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Good (late) morning, everyone!

susiemartin-You should post pics of your new and improved chicken coop! Congrats on making so much progress! I can only imagine the chickens were not very cooperative.

I went to the chiro this morning. It was my first time with this one and she was really nice and helpful. I think I'm gonna stick with her. Anyway, she gave me some good recommendations and one of the things I liked best was that she admitted she wasn't 100% sure what's causing my leg pain, but we can try some things and see what works and keep working on it. So, she recommended massage therapy for my legs and gave me some other tips to help work on it between visits. I'm really satisfied with all she suggested and said. I have confidence things will improve nicely and I'll still be able to get in sufficient training for my marathon.
On another awesome note, I woke up this morning with no knee pain. None! I haven't run on it, but it even hurt to walk yesterday, so thank God for healing it! I will certainly be taking it easier all around, so that should ensure I don't tweak it again before both legs are ready. I am going to take a small, slow test run tomorrow morning and see what happens and gauge where I'm at (post adjustment). I feel comfortable doing that since I'm getting my massage tomorrow late morning. Then the plan is to cross-training a couple of my normal run days to keep up the cardio fitness and not pound the pavement quite so much for a week or 2.
I feel good today with a healthy breakfast in me and preparing for a good lunch. I should be back in the 130's by next week (I hope!). The time is right for me to get all my ducks in a row. The leg pain only reminds me of the importance of properly caring for this body!

envelope
08-09-2010, 04:23 PM
6lbs down and 4lb to go for this challenge. If this month is anything like last month, I will have atleast a week long stall coming at me soon.

eclipse
08-09-2010, 04:26 PM
Down to 201.6 this morning. 1.7 lbs until Onderland, and August goal! :)

LouisaH
08-09-2010, 10:56 PM
Hi Chicklets, my day of debauchery on Saturday did me in. I saw 156.8 on the scales on Saturday morning, and this morning when I got back on it was up to 159. I'm hoping that'll fall back off, but I didn't help it along today when I ate a giant piece of baklava and went a little over my daily calories. WTF?

But, I had a great NSV: I went shopping yesterday and bought shorts in a size 10 and a size 8. What? I have never worn this size--neither of them. I kept catching glimpses in mirrors and looking up to see who standing there because I'm so not used to my image as a thinner person yet. I sometimes wake up and swing my legs out of bed and it freaks me out. I don't feel like I've reached my goal yet, but I had to get some new clothes because I'm going out of town for the next two weekends and do not want to wear fat clothes anymore!

MsP: sorry about your knee, and hope it heals quickly. I've been having pain in my Achilles tendon and don't know why or what to do about it. I've taken it easy and that seems to help, but I'm very worried about it impeding my progress and crushing my motivation. I'll keep praying for your knee if you put in a good word for my ankle!

SexyinNC: Welcome back! I'm proud of you for getting back here.

dcapulet: I hate the 30DS. Period. I don't even do it anymore--much prefer Jackie Warner. I find some of Jillian's combo moves to be hard on my back, which has always been a weak link for me. And I couldn't get DH to join my in an exercise video to save his life, so good for you!

Lippy: Welcome! It sounds like you're off to a great start.

fivestone: you can totally make it by the 18th!

Tamara: there you are!

The Bunneh: Hang in there. Don't be so hard on yourself. Always do your best, but that means knowing that your best might not always be 100%. Our energy levels wax and wane; just go with it and give yourself credit for doing your best.

susiemartin: Good work--it's exhausting working out in this heat, too. Be careful!

Here's to an OP week, since there's a beer festival in my future next weekend...

susiemartin
08-10-2010, 07:15 AM
Check In Time :)

Yesterday was OP. Never got to the chicken house :devil:- will try again today.

I'm down another lb. so that's good - 233.6


Hope everyone has a great day!

Ms Perception
08-10-2010, 10:39 AM
envelope-You say it so casually, but that's amazing to be down 6 lbs already for the month. Most of us have a stall week here and there, but it ends eventually and then you'll be off and running again. keep up the awesome job!

eclipse-That onederland mark is just right around the corner and then you'll be flying through those decades as well. Keep your eyes on the prize and good job!

LouisaH-Yay on the 8's and 10's!! That's awesome! I miss the fun of shopping for new sizes, now I'm just fighting to stay in the right size! lol Seriously, though, keep up the good work and take it easy on that achilles. It's better to slow down temporarily than to be sidelined for a long time by over-doing it. I'll pray for quick healing. I have to give myself that speech right now too. My knee does seem to be recovered, but the calf on the other side is still giving me trouble.

susiemartin-Good luck getting around the chicken house today. You're a superstar losing weight right now! That's awesome!

Today is my massage appt and I'm hoping for good results from that. I'm also starting on magnesium glycinate to help my muscles. I'll report on how it all works out. The chiro was optimistic for a quick recovery, so that's encouraging. Have a healthy day all!

tamaraj
08-10-2010, 03:46 PM
LouisaH: Here I am! LOL

Ms Perception: I hope you're on the road to recovery soon. Being hurt sucks and can sure put a damper on things but you're doing amazing!

susiemartin: You're doing great! Let's see some before and after pics of that chicken house!

eclipse: Only 1.7lbs to ONEderland! You're a rock star! You can totally do that before the end of August...maybe you'll surprise yourself and do much better than that.

envelope: You can totally do 4lbs before the end of August! Stay positive girl, you're doing amazing!

Lippy100485: You're doing great...of course you can do make August's goal! :carrot:

fivestone: You can do it! You can do it!

SexyInNC: Welcome Back!

I had a VERY off-plan weekend and was back up to 180! Yuck! I'm still looking for the 170's by month end...we'll see! This was the first time that I've eaten off-plan like that and I still have a headache from the sugar withdrawal...:stars: I'm camping this weekend again and next weekend but have planned all of my meals so that should make it much easier. I find that the drinks are the hardest part, although the Mike's hard lemonade and the new grapefruit Alive (80 calories) make it a little more manageable. I guess I could just not drink at all but that is hard when everyone else is. My mother would say "If everyone else jumped off a bridge...". I used to say back "well, what is the swimming like at the bottom and are there cute boys down there?" LOL :devil: I was back to 100% on plan yesterday so should recover nicely.

I hope everyone is having a good day!

Tamara

tamaraj
08-10-2010, 03:53 PM
LouisaH: I am totally picking up what you're laying down with clothing sizes and catching glimpses of yourself. Some days when I walk up to the door of my office I pause and marvel that the reflection I see there is me! I haven't been this small since I had my daughter 17 years ago. I thought I was around this weight back in 2000, but I tried on the jeans I bought then (yes I kept them) and was soooo proud of and they're far too big so obviously I never got to where I am now.

I'm sitting about a size 12 and it feels so amazing to shop and not have to try to fit in the biggest size in the "regular" sizes only to have to go into the plus sizes. I've consigned the majority of my wardrobe and am having a great time buying new stuff and using my credit at the consignment boutique. I've also given anything that I couldn't consign to charity. I'll never need THOSE clothes again. I'm not losing weight...I'm changing my life! Losing weight implies that I've lost something and might try to find it! *Ha! I also bought an adorable dress in an 8 week before last and while it's snug in the bust, it's a perfect fit everywhere else. I love when manufacturers make their clothes big...LOL!

Have a great day!
Tamara

dcapulet
08-10-2010, 04:13 PM
louisa - I hate it too. So does hubby. But I like the way it makes me look - so I force my way through it. Seriously though, I am right there with you.

So I hurt my foot - not exercising, just walking for fun. My ankle is pretty bad - so I am reducing my exercise's impact and doing more yoga. I am determined not to let this stop my progress, although I'm being careful so I can heal and not re-injure.

SexyInNC
08-10-2010, 10:02 PM
Question for everybody....What time of day do u ladies weight urself? I usually check in the am and right before bed and sometimes theres a 4 lb difference! UGH! So frustrating!

LouisaH
08-10-2010, 11:53 PM
Hey gang,

SexyinNC: I weigh first thing in the morning--well second thing--after I pee. Buck nekked, so there will be consistency every morning. I even find that what time I go to bed and get up will affect it. If I have time in the morning, I will sometimes go back to bed and hope to be able to pee again so I can go for a better number. ;) I'm not kidding. I even take the best of three sometimes, if the scales are not being nice. I don't even bother stepping on the scales any other time of the day because it's all lies. I don't eat at consistent times, though, so morning is going to be the most accurate for me.

dcapulet: I'd like to think I would stick with the 30DS if I didn't have other videos I prefer. There are actually parts of each of the three levels I like, but I can't make myself put that DVD in!

Tamara: good idea on the consignment shop. I have a mountain of clothes that will continue to grow because I haven't yet gone through everything to get rid of it yet, and it sure would be nice to do some trade-ins, as it were. Congratulations to you! I know how good that feels to have your "skinny" clothes be too big, and there is nothing like that feeling to motivate you to keep going. I'm also with you on the drinking. My drink of choice has become vodka and Mendota Springs Lime (or club soda). Then I'm drinking only the calories of the vodka. And if everyone did jump off a bridge, would I want to be the only one left? I think not.

MsP: I RICEd (rested, iced, compressed and elevated for those who aren't familiar with the term) my ankle today, and took prescription dose ibuprofen and it's feeling much better, but as you said, easy does it. The last thing I want to do is mess it up even more. Glad your knee is feeling better, and I hope that calf is close behind. I'd be interested to hear about the magnesium glycinate--never heard of it.

My weight was down a pound to 158 this morning, and I'm hoping to get rid of another one by tomorrow so I can be back where I was before the weekend. It's especially hard to stay on track without getting much exercise in--it doesn't give me many calories to eat!

susiemartin
08-11-2010, 07:09 AM
Check In Time :)

I weigh myself in the morning.

Yesterday was OP but my weight is up a bit this morning 234.2. Probably too much sodium.

I finally finished the chicken house :carrot:

It was a real ordeal working in the heat. Building & painting the new door wasn't hard, but was very time consuming.

I have a few streaks of white paint that I dripped when I did the trim, but they will be easy to paint out next time I open a can of paint.

I'd like to have all my outbuildings (there's 4) painted by the time the cold weather arrives.

On Saturday I'm starting again with the pressure washer on the grain shed, barn & machine shed.


Chicken House Before & After


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/veme/Homestead%20Repairs/ChickenHouseBefore.jpg




http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/veme/Homestead%20Repairs/ChickenHouseAfter.jpg

tamaraj
08-11-2010, 09:33 AM
Good morning everyone! It's hump day! :carrot:

susiemartin: Sodium is an evil monster! Why can't food manufacturers just reduce the sodium in their food? Think of how many people would benefit from a mass exodus of sodium in their food! LOL Your chicken house looks fantastic! What a difference!

LouisaH: Consignment is the way to go! I get 50% of the $$ for anything I consign as an in-store credit. I've already purchased a number of awesome pieces and even got a really cute pair of Ralph Lauren jeans in a 12 (they're a bit snug still, but by the time jeans weather comes should be perfect) for $25 and they happened to be 50% off the day I bought them. Where else, other than a consignment boutique, can you get a pair of RL jeans that look brand new for $12.50?!?!

dcapulet: Sorry to hear about your foot. :crossed: for a speedy recovery! I suppose you can always do yoga or pilates while you're injured?

SexyInNC: I weigh first thing in the morning in my nightgown after I pee and that is the only time I weigh at home. I do have to go to HM every Mon/Wed/Fri and weigh in and I do that at lunch so I've had breakfast but haven't had lunch yet although I probably drink about 1.5 - 2 Litres of water in the morning before I go and when I weigh there I'm fully clothed. The amazing thing is that their scale (clothed and breakfast/water) usually weighs me less than my scale at home when I'm barely clothed and starving...LOL

Hope everyone has a great day!
Tamara

Lewisempire
08-11-2010, 10:32 AM
Ok so I will start
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone- Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5
Bama girl reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs
Lilli58To lose 5 pounds this month (to reach 137lb)
SexyinNC7 lbs by the end of the month. That would put me at 129.6
Lippy100485Lose 10 pounds
TamarajHit 170lbs or lower;Stay OP for all camping weekends
Miss Mallee lose 10 pounds
From Thick to Thindrink at least 8 glasses of water;do some type of exercising every day;lose between 10-15 pounds

Lewisempire
08-11-2010, 10:39 AM
Hello Ladies,
I am back, I had to leave town on the hurry last week. My Grandmother passed away. I Didn't have time to take care of all the things I needed to, but I think I have caught up on "The List", If I have missed something, or need to change something, just let me know.
Congrats to everyone making progress toward their goals! You ladies are AWESOME!
I am off to the grocery store to pick up my food, I was NOT on plan while I was out of town. Therefore I am up a total of 3.0 pounds, hopefully some of it is salt related.
Hope everyone has a Great day.

Miss Mallee
08-11-2010, 11:33 AM
Hey Ladies!

I'm a little late joining but I'd love to loose at least 10 pounds for the month of August!

<3 We Can Do It Ladies!

Ms Perception
08-11-2010, 12:10 PM
SexyinNC-I weigh myself at night right before bed and then first thing in the morning after I pee, naked. As LouisaH mentioned, I think it's the most consistant in the morning. I do it at night to gauge how I've done for the day. It should be about 3-5 pounds higher at night vs. the morning due to calories burned at rest and no water/food, then the waste a person loses durng their morning "emptying" ;).

susiemartin-The chicken house looks fantastic!! Good luck on the other buildings. I'm sure it's a lot of work.

LE-Sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope everything went well with the family over the weekend. That can be a stressful time for some families. I know you'll get right back on track and dump those 3 lbs quickly, so no worries.

Doing well here, but have some errands to run Just wanted to check in and say "hi". Feeling fat today for whatever reason, so I've just said, 'screw it!' I'm wearing what I'm wearing and I'm not gonna think about the stupid muffin top I'm sporting. Have a great day ladies!

envelope
08-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Lewisempire - sorry to hear about your grandma.

Miss Mallee - Welcome!

Ms. Perception - When I have the muffin top effect, I like to wear the 'Fat Free Dressing' shirts I picked up at Kohls under whatever blouse I am wearing.

I am really tired...I went to bed early last night, but I got up pretty early too. I think I am just going to take a nap. :)

from thick to thin
08-11-2010, 05:51 PM
Let's see....

My goals for this month is:
drink at least 8 glasses of water
do some type of exercising every day
lose between 10-15 pounds
:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

(that carrot reminds me of the little banana who does the "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" dance lol you should search it on youtube, it's hilarious)

Good luck with your goals everyone!! We can do this!!

susiemartin
08-12-2010, 07:30 AM
Check In Time

Yesterday was OP - planning for another OP day today.
Hope your day is wonderful!

Shrinking Girl
08-12-2010, 09:37 AM
Hey All!
Just checking in to say hi to everyone! Well... those that know me anyway. I'm still going strong, I just broke into the 160's today with 168.8 and it feels pretty awesome. The weight loss has slowed since i'm not actively trying to lose anymore but I'm thrilled that the trend is still down.
I'm currently training for a duathlon (5k run, 21 mile bike) that takes place in September and I completed my first 5k on July 3rd.... I'm sort of addicted to collecting those race tags now. Heh.
I hope everyone is doing well. Keep up the great work!
Oh, and stop by my blog if you ever want to hear me ramble about the random things on my mind!

tamaraj
08-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Good day everyone...

I'm having a great day. DH has been sending me sweet texts all morning telling me how beautiful I am and stuff like that. He's such a gem!

We leave to go camping tomorrow so I'm making my meal plan today so I can stay on track.

Lewisempire: Sorry to hear about your grandmother. My thoughts are with your family.

Shrinking Girl: :congrat: on the 160's! I can't wait to get there! You're doing amazing and good luck with your duathlon.

Hope everyone is having a great day!
Tamara

Lewisempire
08-12-2010, 11:38 PM
Thank you for all your condolences. It means a lot to have great people like you ladies around me! Thanks for all the support and inspiration everyday!
I have been back on plan for 3 days so far, and it feels good to have healthy foods and calorie levels on board.
Heading to bed now, have a great night everyone!

LouisaH
08-13-2010, 01:03 AM
Hey Chicklets, I gotta be quick. Leaving town for the weekend and haven't packed yet--yikes!

LE: so sorry about your G'ma. Don't worry about the gain, it'll be gone soon, now that you're back on track.

SG!: Nice to see you. Congrats on the continued loss and rock on for your races! I haven't checked in on your or Tummy Girl's blogs too much lately (nor my own, for that matter, lol.), so it's nice to get an update from you and "see" you back at the party!

susuiemartin: Beautiful job on the coop! What a sense of accomplishment.

I'm poised for a total mess of a weekend. Beer festival in Madison. One of my favorite weekends of the year (for 18 years now! Holy crap, I'm not that old). I've prepared road food and some for Saturday, and hopefully I will hold firmly to my will power. Already it feels like a tenuous thread...wish me luck, everyone and have a great weekend!

susiemartin
08-13-2010, 07:30 AM
Check In Time

Happy Friday the 13th!
Yesterday was OP - planning another today. I'll be soooo glad to get out of the 230's!

tamaraj
08-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Good morning ladies!

I was pleased at my HM weigh in this morning. Down 2.2lbs since Tuesday (which was bad because of last weekend's camping food mania!...LOL) down to 177.8lbs. If that keeps up I should be able to see the 160's by the end of the month! I really hope to, but either way I'm only a few pounds shy of weighing less than DH for the first time ever in our 19 year relationship! Wow!

I have all my food planned and packed, only a little concerned about the alcohol factor, but I can do it...I know I can. I'll take my runners and try to go for a run Sat/Sun mornings before everyone gets up.

Everyone have a fantastic weekend!

Tamara

mommy1028
08-13-2010, 02:38 PM
Starting kind of late but I am hoping to be out of the 160s by the end of August!

Ms Perception
08-13-2010, 11:28 PM
Good evening! I've been busy with yard work and all the typical summer stuff...enjoying this last couple weeks with the kids before the school hijacks them from me! We've been really enjoying so many fun things, even just at home.
Anyway, tings are going well. I was probably a little high on calories the last few days. I've been working hard and the hunger level has been up, so I've eaten more to meet my body's demand. I'm reigning that in now though. I do actually want to drop a few more pounds this month!

susiemartin
08-14-2010, 07:00 AM
Check In Time
Yesterday was OP - planning for a busy OP day today.
I'm down another pound or so :carrot: so that's good news.

Pretty sure I'll make my August weight goal & my goal for Labor Day.

Hope you have a great day!

Lippy100485
08-14-2010, 01:42 PM
Today's Weigh-in: 254.5 (-1.5 for August!)
Alrighty! Today's Plan:
Eat 1200 Calories (So far on plan!)
Burn 1/2 of those Calories (CHECK! - AND MORE!)
*I FINALLY WENT OVER 5 MINUTES ON THE ELLIPTICAL! I DID 7!*
*I UPPED MY SPEED ON WALKING AND UPPED MY LEVEL ON THE BIKE*
*WORKED PAST MY CARDIO AND INTO THE IRONWORKS ROOM!*
Drink 1/2 my weight in oz of water = 127.25 oz -roughly a gallon (HALF WAY THERE!)

I am going to do this!

dcapulet
08-14-2010, 01:51 PM
susie - nice chicken house!

lewis - sorry to hear about your grandmother. Best wishes to you and your family.

Me- leaving LA and the wild wild west behind for the journey home - New Mexico, Nebraska, Ohio, and finally NY. I'm a little nervous, kinda excited, and honestly reading to be done. :)

Talk to you all next week.

susiemartin
08-15-2010, 07:53 AM
Check In Time

Yesterday was not OP. Got into the crackers & peanut butter after dinner. Well no surprise my weight is up a little this morning.

Planning for an OP day today.

Hope you day is a good one :)

Lippy100485
08-15-2010, 11:09 AM
Down another pound! YAY! (-2.5 for August!)

susiemartin
08-16-2010, 07:13 AM
Check In Time

Yesterday was OP - planning for another today :)

Hope your day is a good one!

Hlthgrl
08-16-2010, 08:01 AM
I didn't have time to post yesterday but when I weighed in I was at 189.6. I officially broke out of the 190's! I've not been keeping up on my yoga but I met part of my goal :)

Lewisempire
08-16-2010, 12:56 PM
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone- Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5
Bama girl reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs
Lilli58To lose 5 pounds this month (to reach 137lb)
SexyinNC7 lbs by the end of the month. That would put me at 129.6
Lippy100485Lose 10 pounds
TamarajHit 170lbs or lower;Stay OP for all camping weekends
Miss Mallee lose 10 pounds
From Thick to Thindrink at least 8 glasses of water;do some type of exercising every day;lose between 10-15 pounds
Mommy1028-be out of the 160's

Lewisempire
08-16-2010, 01:01 PM
Happy Monday to everyone! I worked this weekend, so I am soooooo glad that it is OVER!
I have updated the list, If I have missed anyone/anything, please let me know. Congrats to all those who are moving toward their August goal. Welcome all newcomers, BTW It is NEVER too late to start on this thread! (or re-start for that matter!)
My food choices were less than steller this weekend, Luckily, there was not much opportunity to eat. So I did manage a loss overall. YAY, I will take whatever I can get. MY official weigh in Is tomorrow. I can change my ticker then. I think I will go back to bed for a much needed nap.
I hope everyone has a really fabulous day!

KayakGal
08-16-2010, 01:08 PM
I am a restarter. I am not giving up on onederland yet but the 70,000 steps a
week has been a bust. I had a rough couple of weeks but I am back
on track now.
Congratulations, Hlthgrl and fivestone for reaching your goals.

Have a great day everyone!

Ms Perception
08-16-2010, 05:18 PM
I've been off track here for a few days. The injuries and activities of the past few days have got my mind kinda messed up. I lost focus. I'm feeling a little better now mentally...that is if my darling kids don't drive me insane with their arguing today!
Here's to restarting and ending the month well!

susiemartin
08-17-2010, 06:58 AM
Check In Time :)

I'm getting impatient to get out of the 230's. I know that I'm making progress, but the 230's seem to be taking forever................ hurry up 229!


Hope your day is a good one!

TheBunneh
08-17-2010, 09:36 AM
I haven't posted here much - been meaning to, I just get sidetracked every time I start! Congrats to those who met their goals already. :carrot:

I weighed in at 177.8 this morning. Just a pound away from 176 goal, and so far I've been keeping up with my 5 workouts/wk, though I've been struggling with it and with calories.

I can NOT believe August is over halfway over. Geeeesh, is there like a vortex in my apartment sucking time away or something?? :dizzy:

I have a doctors appointment next week to get my thyroid checked and see if maybe that's why I'm so exhausted all the time. I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid when I was a kid but never medicated, then a couple years later I was retested and told levels were normal. But apparently you can test normal and still have a thyroid condition. Oddly, part of me is afraid that I don't have hypothyroidism because if I do at least it means there's hope to fix how bad I feel all the time. And the other part of me is just scared to see a doc for the first time since I was 14. :o

Lewisempire
08-17-2010, 11:31 AM
hello ladies!
Weighed in today, ANd I am proud to say I am back on track 204.4. I will really have to get a move on to make onederland this month. I am really gonna focus on my Water intake.

SusieMartin- I just wanted to say Way to go. I know it must feel like you are just pluggin along, but 37 POUNDS???? OMG that is soooo awesome! I am really proud of you and your stick-to-itness! Keep up the great work!

Thebunneh-good luck at thedoctors, I will say a prayer for you. Let us know how it goes.

MsP- Hugs, girl!!!!!! Let's push through til the end of August. Maybe we should start our POP for 7 days thing again. Lord knows I could use a little friendly competition.

susiemartin
08-18-2010, 07:01 AM
Check In Time

LE Thanks for the encouragement!

Yesterday was OP - planning for another today. I'm getting ready to start painting the grain shed :cool:
Hopefully I'll have it done by the end of the weekend and I will have completed 2 of my 3 goals.

Hope your day is a good one!

LouisaH
08-18-2010, 11:11 AM
Hi Chicklets! I'm back from my weekend away--got sucked right into work and computer ****, and I'm coming up for a breath of air. I'm so tired and so behind that I don't even have time for personals. I didn't do so great over the weekend, but am actually down to a new low of 155.6, so I guess I didn't do too terribly!

I leave before the crack of dawn tomorrow morning for 6 days in Maine, where I have eat lobster and drink champagne, and maybe a dark & stormy every night. I know it sounds terrible, but I think I can make it through okay. Internet access is sparse, and I'll be frantically getting my work done when I have it, so I won't be checking in for a week, probably.

LE and MsP: If you do a little 7-day challenge, I'll be the decoy to help keep temptation from getting too close to you, since I'll be on vacation and indulging in off-plan activities. Although, I do intend to indulge like a thin person instead of the former out-of-control fat person I used to be!

Have a great week everyone!

eclipse
08-18-2010, 06:23 PM
Check in time - you can put me down as monthly goal met! I'm at 199.8 this morning - Onederland!

Lewisempire
08-18-2010, 10:56 PM
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone- Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5
Bama girl reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs
Lilli58To lose 5 pounds this month (to reach 137lb)
SexyinNC7 lbs by the end of the month. That would put me at 129.6
Lippy100485Lose 10 pounds
TamarajHit 170lbs or lower;Stay OP for all camping weekends
Miss Mallee lose 10 pounds
From Thick to Thindrink at least 8 glasses of water;do some type of exercising every day;lose between 10-15 pounds
Mommy1028-be out of the 160's
My Michelle12 days totally clean eating!

Lewisempire
08-18-2010, 10:57 PM
Congratulations Eclipse! I am soo happy for you, and a little envious too! Keep up the Great work.

envelope
08-19-2010, 03:44 AM
Congratulations Eclipse!!!

I am now only 2lbs away from goal. :)

susiemartin
08-19-2010, 07:14 AM
Check In Time
Eclipse- That is so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was OP - planning for another today. I was 230.4 this morning. Hopefully will I have made my August weight goal by the end of the weekend if I lay off the salt :D

Hope you day is a good one!

TheBunneh
08-19-2010, 01:12 PM
Congrats eclipse! =)


Weighed 177.4 this morning, almost to Augusts goal! My TOM is due in a few days though, I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen a jump on the scale yet. Still bracing myself for it. I will NOT let myself freak over it.

tamaraj
08-19-2010, 03:12 PM
WI today was 176.2.

I don't think I'll make the 160's by the end of the month...but I should be able to do it by my birthday on Sept. 11.

Everyone have a terrific day!
Tamara

dcapulet
08-19-2010, 11:08 PM
eclipse - woo hoo!

so now that i am home, i put on a size 16 dress. still snug, but i have 16 days left. I was totally on plan with eating today, and did 30DS with actual weights and not bands - a WHOLE different experience. So hopefully, I can make it!

susiemartin
08-20-2010, 07:24 AM
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Made my weight goal for August - 230.2 this morning :carrot:

All I have to do is finish painting the grain shed which I just might do today & check in daily and then I've made my goals for August :D

Hope your day is a good one!

My Michelle
08-20-2010, 05:06 PM
Hi, I hope I can slip in here for the final days of August in order to ramp up for your September challenge? My goal for the remainder of the month is 12 days (including today) of totally clean eating.

Congratulations to all of you who are rocking your goals, it is inspiring to read!

Ms Perception
08-20-2010, 11:28 PM
Checking in to say "hi" today. Things are going well. I'm going to try a 12 mile run tomorrow and see if my legs will cooperate. If not, I'll just do what I can and continue with the rehab to get my legs back to 100%.
Food has basically improved and I decided next month I'm setting an actual weight goal and getting my food planned out better. It should get a little easier with the kids in school and our daily schedule a little more consistant. I'm truly enjoying this last bit of summer, though. So, I'm not in a big rush for August to end!

susiemartin
08-21-2010, 07:38 AM
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Yesterday was OP - planning for another today.
Hope your day is a good one!

envelope
08-21-2010, 07:59 AM
185.6

I am so excited, I made my goal to lose 10 lbs by the end of August.

:celebrate:

dcapulet
08-21-2010, 09:47 AM
yeah envelope!! :cheer:

Lewisempire
08-21-2010, 10:00 AM
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone- Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5
Bama girl reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs
Lilli58To lose 5 pounds this month (to reach 137lb)
SexyinNC7 lbs by the end of the month. That would put me at 129.6
Lippy100485Lose 10 pounds
TamarajHit 170lbs or lower;Stay OP for all camping weekends
Miss Mallee lose 10 pounds
From Thick to Thindrink at least 8 glasses of water;do some type of exercising every day;lose between 10-15 pounds
Mommy1028-be out of the 160's
My Michelle12 days totally clean eating!
Mommy1028 be at 255 by the end of August.

My Michelle
08-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Congratulations, Envelope! That's so exciting!

I'm having a great weekend, and not having too much trouble staying clean in my food choices. Usually weekends are horribly hard, but the battle this weekend has been easier to fight. I hope that is a positive trend for the future!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend! My next weigh-in is Monday, I hope the scale reflects the hard work!

susiemartin
08-22-2010, 06:49 AM
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Yippie! Made it out of the 230's! :carrot:
I'm only 1lb. away from my Labor Day goal. I'm very pleased :D

Hope your day is a good one!

My Michelle
08-22-2010, 09:00 AM
Wow, Susie, congratulations, you are kicking your goal's butt! Way to go!

susiemartin
08-23-2010, 07:32 AM
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Yesterday was OP -planning for another OP day today.

Down to 228.6 this morning. I've officially lost 40lbs and made my Labor Day goal early :carrot:


So to celebrate....I changed my avatar.


Hope your day is a good one!

Lewisempire
08-23-2010, 12:45 PM
:carrot:Yay SusieMartin! Way to go.:carrot:

I am back on plan today. I failed to plan this weekend, and I didn't do horrible, but I didn't do well either. And we all know where that gets us..... NOwhere. On a brighter note, I did get in a lot of activity, so it was not a total loss. Here is to a POP week. ;)

dcapulet
08-23-2010, 01:20 PM
big :cheer: to everyone making goals!!

Yesterday, I was able to slide on some awesome fur boots over my calves which previously would not fit :) so although I'm not sure about making it into a 16 just yet, I can tell I'm still losing

My Michelle
08-23-2010, 04:34 PM
I've eaten clean every day and, inspired by all of the awesome chickies meeting their goals this month, I worked out two days in a row now, to boot! Only 8 days left in August! I'm looking forward to September!


Congratulations Dcapulet on fitting into your boots! Great job!

mommy1028
08-23-2010, 04:56 PM
Great work everybody! Congrats on all the goals met! I'm going to start in on this one late and say 255 by the end of August. I'm at 259 right now so wish me luck!

susiemartin
08-24-2010, 05:44 AM
Check In Time
Yesterday was OP - planning for another today.
Hope your day is a good one!

My Michelle
08-24-2010, 03:25 PM
Good luck Mommy1028!

Another clean day in the books for me, and another day of exercise!
7 days to go in August! :)

Lewisempire
08-24-2010, 03:56 PM
:welcome2:MOmmy 1028 good luck
OHHHHH getting back on track is ROUGH~ I am having all the naughty cravings. I am trying to drink water, and tea to get through. Hopefully This phase will be over soon.

Mymichelle, looks like you mean business! Keep it up!


SusieMartin-Hope you have a Great day too!

dcapulet- Way to go! I love trying on things that you don't think will fit, then finding out whalaaa They DO fit! Very excited for you:D

TheBunneh
08-24-2010, 10:13 PM
Hello all. I'm still working toward my goal but struggling a bit at the moment. My TOM should be coming any moment now and I'm all PMS-y, but I'm trying to stick to the plan. I haven't kept up with my workouts though, been too tired to do that and keep up with housework and other things I want to do (like practice on my new sewing machine! =D) but I am going to push myself back into gear.

My doctor appointment was today. I like the doctor a lot, I feel kind of silly over how nervous I was about the whole thing. He's testing me both for thyroid levels and for anemia. And if neither of those is my problem we will look a little deeper.

Congrats to all those already at this months goal! I'm still holding out hope that once my period comes and goes I'll see 176 before the end of august (or at least right after).

Oh, and tetanus shots hurt. Oww.

susiemartin
08-25-2010, 07:25 AM
Check In Time

Down another pound :)

Planning for another OP day & a day outdoors.

Hope your day is a good one!

Lewisempire
08-25-2010, 10:31 AM
Good morning Ladies,
I was able to stay on plan yesterday, even though I struggled with it a bit. but this morning, Iam down a pound. If I can keep it up, i may be able to make my August goal.

Thebunneh- I hate the PMS cravings battle each month. I seem to win some/lose some depending on the month. I do know If I can keep my water intake up, it seems to be easier. I will send some extra:dust: your way. On a brighter note....what is this about a new sewing Machine? I am a big lover of sewing/quilting. (I said I love it not that I am exactly great at it). Sewing season is coming up for me, usually I do a lot in the cold months. What kind of projects are youplanning? What kind of machine did you get? You will have SEW much fun! LOL, I know I am a dork.;)

SusieMartin- Yay another pound off for you! Whatever it is you are doing, keep it up!! I hope you have a Fantastic on-plan day!

TheBunneh
08-25-2010, 11:29 AM
LE - I got a Singer Simple portable model. It has 18 stitches. It was sale for $99 so we got it as an early birthday present for me! =D

I'm pretty new to sewing and have a lot to learn, but it is SEW much fun. lol. The first thing I made on a sewing machine (my MIL's machine) was a giant stuffed animal for a friend (he'd found the pattern online and reeaaally wanted it). I learned a valuable lesson from that project: seam allowance! But it turned out okay even with mistakes. Here's a picture http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f176/BEFairys-wallpapers/IMG_0622333.jpg

I want to learn how to alter my own clothing, and ultimately I want to get into doll making. But right now I plan to start with smaller projects like throw pillows and maybe an apron.

My Michelle
08-25-2010, 02:32 PM
LE: you deserve a giant cheer for making it through one of those "struggling" days! How nice to be rewarded with a loss on the scale the next day!

Bunneh: hang in there through the PMS-iness. It stinks!

susiemartin
08-26-2010, 07:17 AM
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Yesterday was OP - planning for another today.

Bunneh - I love to sew too! I make everything - from slipcovers to my own panties & bras :D

Hope your day is a good one!

LouisaH
08-26-2010, 12:39 PM
Hey Chicklets, I'm back home and feeling great. My body has apparently given me the okay to stop counting my calories, go ahead and eat more carbs every day, including cake and cookies, and skip a day or two of exercise, because I'm at 154.6 this morning, down 1.6 pounds from last Thursday when I left town! Still 2.4 pounds from my August goal, but I'm happy because I thought I would have gained for sure.

I'm back on my schedule, and eating more mindfully, but I am considering not being so anal about my calorie counting (it makes me nuts and crabby, anyway). I am still probably 10 pounds from my final goal, so I don't want to sabotage myself, but I'm thinking it will be good practice for maintenance.

LE: keep your eye on the prize, you're so close! Good for you for pushing through to get back on track. I'm struggling with carb cravings big time, and I find that protein helps satisfy that (and peanut butter, but I always want peanut butter).

Susiemartin: you're doing great! You make your own bras? Really? I am definitely impressed.

TheBunneh: I should get out the sewing machine and become more proficient with it. I would love to alter my clothes--I have some I love and am not ready to donate yet--especially the ones I never got to wear on my way down (well maybe for twenty minutes, before they were too big). I might have more time in the winter, and will hopefully have finished with my body alterations by then too!

My Michelle: good work--we've got a great inspiration group here, I have to agree.

dcapulet: I love boots. How exciting you get to wear some new this winter! 16s, here you come! Hope they don't fit for long, though! lol.

mommy 1028: welcome and good luck!

MsP: How'd the run go?

Have a great day everyone?

My Michelle
08-26-2010, 03:53 PM
Another day of clean eating, yippee! Only 5 more days in August.

Tonight begins the weekend at our house. And weekends are always *hard*, so I'm battening down the hatches and getting ready for the crazy hurricane of food that is my husband's weekend style of eating. I've got my life vest on and and good solid plan for every meal, so I'm ready to face the deluge!

LouisaH: How incredible to go on a trip and return lighter than when you left! Congratulations!

Ms Perception
08-27-2010, 12:21 AM
LouisaH-Kinda bummed to report I'm still struggling with my knee. It's okay at first then about 4 miles in it starts to hurt and just gets worse slowly. I saw a PT ysterday and hope the exercises he gave me will help. My marathon is only 5 weeks away. I NEED to get in those high mileage days! Thanks for asking, btw. :)

I've been so busy with the getting ready for school stuff that I've hardly had time to be online at all. Food is okay, but not perfect. Exercise is touch and go with lower running miles and trying to make up some time doing walking or other exercise here and there. All in all, no complaints. Next month will be MUCH more focused and MUCH less chaotic, but I sure will miss the kids. School starts Sept. 1 here, so it'll be a new start for us all! ;)

susiemartin
08-27-2010, 07:21 AM
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Down another pound :)

August has been a good weight loss month for me...for some reason :?:

Planning an OP day & an OP weekend.

Hope yours is terrific!

TheBunneh
08-27-2010, 09:06 AM
My TOM weight gain is gone (I'm assuming all of it) and I weighed 177.2 this morning. I still have a few days left to get to 176, and I'm sure gonna try!

susiemartin
08-28-2010, 07:12 AM
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Yesterday was OP -planning another today.
Hope your day is great!

My Michelle
08-28-2010, 07:50 AM
It's Saturday, yay! Yesterday was OP for me, can't wait for my official Monday morning weigh-in. I've been peeking at the scale and I'm hoping to be three pounds down for the week.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

TheBunneh
08-28-2010, 10:00 AM
176.6 this morning! Yay! Reached my august goal! ^______^

Ms Perception
08-28-2010, 06:54 PM
TheBunneh-YAY on making your goal!

I've been so disconnected here and wanted to just say a big CONGRATULATIONS to all those who've made their goals this month. Today I'm thrilled to say I was able to run 12 miles; my longest run since injuring my knee 3 weeks ago. It's a huge blessing to feel like I'm on the road to recovery and should still be able to pull off my marathon in 5 weeks. The run wasn't without pain, but, by the grace of God, I found a certain stride that lessened the pain to a manageable point. Food has been getting better and will continue to be worked on. Always a work in progress... ;)

Lewisempire
08-28-2010, 11:31 PM
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone- Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5
Bama girl reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs
Lilli58To lose 5 pounds this month (to reach 137lb)
SexyinNC7 lbs by the end of the month. That would put me at 129.6
Lippy100485Lose 10 pounds
TamarajHit 170lbs or lower;Stay OP for all camping weekends
Miss Mallee lose 10 pounds
From Thick to Thindrink at least 8 glasses of water;do some type of exercising every day;lose between 10-15 pounds
Mommy1028-be out of the 160's
My Michelle12 days totally clean eating!
Mommy1028 be at 255 by the end of August.

susiemartin
08-29-2010, 07:27 AM
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Yesterday was OP - planning another today.

Hope you day is great!

My Michelle
08-29-2010, 08:50 AM
:carrot: Congratulations Bunneh, Way To GO!!! :carrot:

Yesterday was totally clean for me, yay! Only a few days left in August, very exciting!

susiemartin
08-30-2010, 03:30 AM
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Yesterday wasn't OP. Peanut butter & crackers again :devil:
My weight is up to 2.4lbs in just 12 hrs. Amazing what carbs & sodium will do to me!

Today I'm planning for a 100% OP day. Hopefully the weight will go just as fast as it came.

Hope your day is a good one!

PopcornGal
08-30-2010, 09:22 AM
Well another failed month.

Set my goal at 10 lbs and only lost 5.

I am working hard but my body just does not want to lose weight like it used to. I will adjust my goal with that in mind next month.


Congratulations to all of those people who reached their goals.

My Michelle
08-30-2010, 01:55 PM
Today was weigh-in day and I lost 3.8 pounds this week. Yay! Clean eating sure workks for me! Looking forward to the September challenge!

fivestone
08-30-2010, 05:35 PM
Just need to lose a tenth of a pound to make my goal by the end of August! Gah! I lost weight so slow this month! (Partially because I needed to maintain one week for health reasons, but still!)

ETA: Just weighed, and got more than my tenth of a point -- I'm at 149.4! So, I made both goals this month!

Ms Perception
08-30-2010, 11:16 PM
Hey ladies! August has not been stellar for me, but it's been all me. I'm glad to see my knee and legs showing improvement. I feel okay, but I know I'm "off" since I'm not making the right food choices. One day it's good, the next I decide to let things slide. It's turned into a REALLY bad habit. That's why I love new months to start fresh and set things straight. September will be a challenge, but I'm ready to correct some bad habits and re-establish some good ones. I've already planned the first week of supper meals, which I haven't been doing lately at all. 1 more day in August. Here's to not being a bonehead that 1 day! LOL

Lewisempire
08-30-2010, 11:52 PM
Lewisempire- Get to Onederland; Log my food daily
Peaches5577 Lose ten pounds;Exercise 4x a week-
LiliK Get to twosieland
Ijiggle onederland; get 70,000 steps per week
LouisaH lose 7 pounds, to reach 152.2
eclipse make it to Onederland
Audrina to be down 10 more pounds [185.5]; to be no longer considered 'obese'
decapulet-1200 min exercise; down to size 16
Thebunneh-Reach 176lbs, do five workouts a week
Cheriann to lose 13 pounds;to work out 3-4x per week.
SusiemartinMy goals are 8lbs, to check daily;finish painting the chicken house & grain shed
envelopeto lose 10 lbs. My starting weight is 196.
Tinycities-My goal is to lose 5lbs (taking me out of the 170s!)
fiestone- Reach 155.5 (halfway point!);-Reach 149.9 (normal weight)
Hlthgrl- be at or below 190;start doing yoga at least four days per week
PopcornGallose 10 lbs
Terre-lose 10lbs;walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week;get into the 160's
Ms Perception1. Track my food;2. Fit comfortably into my clothes
NightAngel26- reach 215 lbs
KimL1214-Lose 15 pounds SW: 259.5/GW 244.5
VickieLou-get into the 230's. SW: 247.2.
Hickory0305Lose 10 pounds, to reach 160.0;Earn 35 Activity Points every week (burn 3500 calories);Track every day
Peachykeen62-lose 5 pounds! But if I reach that goal I will extend it to 8 pounds!! Sw: 251.5
Bama girl reach my freakin' goal weight! 120 lbs
Lilli58To lose 5 pounds this month (to reach 137lb)
SexyinNC7 lbs by the end of the month. That would put me at 129.6
Lippy100485Lose 10 pounds
TamarajHit 170lbs or lower;Stay OP for all camping weekends
Miss Mallee lose 10 pounds
From Thick to Thindrink at least 8 glasses of water;do some type of exercising every day;lose between 10-15 pounds
Mommy1028-be out of the 160's
My Michelle12 days totally clean eating!

LouisaH
08-31-2010, 12:18 AM
I'm praying that what I'm seeing is sodium causing water retention. I can't even type it, it's so bad. Hopefully the scales will be over their little hissy fit by the first.

MsP: Congrats on the run. I'm glad you were able to do it and hope the knee continues to improve before your marathon.

fivestone: yay for you, that's great!

The Bunneh: wahoo! I knew you could do it!

My Michelle: color me jealous. I gained three pounds in a day. :?:

PopcornGal: Another failed month for me, too. But at least we still have the downward trend going, so it's not too terrible!

Susiemartin: my off plan day was so much worse than peanut butter and crackers.

Okay, I said I couldn't type it, but now I'm ready. Saturday I ate a giant gyro lunch, which kept me stuffed until way past dinner time. I went out that night, got drunk, and ate dinner at 11p.m. I was up three pounds yesterday and another .6 today! I ate under my calories yesterday and today, exercised like a madwoman both days, and I'm drinking tons of water, so I'm hoping the month won't be a total wash. Two days ago I was 1.4 pounds away from making goal, and feeling great. Today, I'm 5 pounds away from making goal and feeling like a failure. I'm just getting lazy, and that really worries me! It seems to be getting worse the closer I get to my final goal. I wonder if there's a subconscious part of me that doesn't want to reach it. My biggest fear is that I'll never learn how to do maintenance. Wow, for not thinking I wanted to "talk" about it, I wrote a tome!

I hope the remainder of everyone's month is on plan and happy!

My Michelle
08-31-2010, 06:28 AM
LouisaH: You're so close to goal, you are so NOT a failure. So you had a small setback. As you said, most of that is water. 1 setback does not erase the truth of all your hard work during the month, no matter what the scale says. This is probably an excellent lesson and experience for you to ponder and work through as you are so close to maintenance. How could you change your choices in the future? How could you avoid the situation or at least moderate it? Where there triggers you can avoid? Like you, I'll admit to being scared of maintenance, but we can do it! Stay focused, committed and determined, this is just a little blip in your awesome journey!

Today is the last day of August. I have my food all planned out, it will be a good one. If I eat totally clean today I'll meet my 12 day goal, yay! then, on to the challenge of September!

susiemartin
08-31-2010, 07:11 AM
I'm glad August is almost over. I weighed myself everyday and ended the month well :)

1./238.2
2./236.8
3./237.0
4./235.0
5./235.2
6./233.8
7./234.8
8./234.8
9./234.8
10./233.6
11./234.2
12./233.2
13./233.0
14./231.8
15./232.4
16./232.4
17./231.8
18./231.2
19./230.4
20./230.2
21./230.8
22./229.0
23./228.6
24./228.8
25./227.6
26./227.8
27./226.8
28./227.6
29./227.0
30./229.4
31./227.4

I'm looking forward to an OP day and a new month tomorrow.
See you in September!!

Lewisempire
08-31-2010, 01:00 PM
Wow, SusieMartin, that is impressive, I might try to record daily wt this month, because you can definately see a trend! Awesome job!

LouisaH-Let's blame it on the full moon....I did basically the same as you, It made no sense, but if we keep on trucking, we can be successes in the long run. besides, we have a new month just around the corner. New month=new beginning! how about it?

Popcorngal-I think 5 pounds in a month is a success! just because you didn't reach your goal doesn't make it a total failure, at least you made progress! slow and steady wins the race. Keep at it.

VickieLou
08-31-2010, 03:33 PM
SW: 247.2
CW: 249.2 (+2)
GW: 230's

I GAINED +2 LBS this month.

My Michelle
08-31-2010, 05:57 PM
Twelve days of clean eating, complete, goal met! Yay! As a bonus I've exercised almost every day, too.

LEWISEMPIRE: are you starting a September Weight Loss thread?

Ms Perception
09-01-2010, 12:17 AM
Good evening, ladies! Here's the link for the new month's challenge thread http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/211449-september-weight-loss-challenge.html#post3461945. Sorry for the delay. No real excuse, just enjoying the last day with my kids before school starts. Hope to see you all in the new thread for another month working toward our goals!

dcapulet
09-01-2010, 07:02 PM
so i made my exercise goal, but not my size. It's ok, cause sometimes it takes longer to actually drop a size. :)