Biggest Loser Challenges - Blue Team Fall Focus 2010 Getting To Know You
09-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Hello everyone and welcome to the Blue team! From now until Sunday we will use this thread to get to know each other. Some of us are veterans to these challenges and many are newbies. Welcome to everyone! This challange is going to be great as everyone is over with the busy summer and refocusing on their own personal goals. Make sure to just jump right in and introduce yourself!
My name is Jacky and I am 43 I have lost 72lbs so far and this is my 4th challange. It is my 2nd challange as team leader so if you need anything just let me know and I will try to help in anyway that I can. I am doing the C25K running program and am on D3 of W7 it has been so cold and rainy here though I have missed a couple days. My hope for this challange is to get to goal which would be a 17lb loss for the 13 weeks.
09-15-2010, 03:37 PM
I have, as always, put on weight between challenges. Hoping to get back down to my starting weight for the first weigh in... gah!
09-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Hi Blue Team!! :) So glad I'm a part. My name is Jackie, and I'm 34 years old. This is my first challenge here, and Im really excited! I'm 279.8 (my starting weight was 306). I'm hoping in the 13 weeks here, I can lose at least 25 lbs. Preferably more, but I don't want to get greedy and get discouraged.
I'm not following any particular exercise right now. A lot of walking/running/sprinting in place while playing the wii, boxing, etc. I just got a used stationary bike, and if I can fix the chain, I'll be doing it all the time while watching tv.
I can't wait to get to know everyone!!
09-15-2010, 04:43 PM
My name is Angela and this is my 3rd or 4th challenge over the past few years here at 3FC. I am battling a health problem right now, but I will try my absolute hardest to check in. I am losing weight but only because I am not able to eat much at all. I hope to add in some exercise when I get my pain under conrol.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
09-15-2010, 05:21 PM
Hi everyone, it's nice to meet you all! My name is Elise, I'll be 28 on the 24th, I'm married and just had my 5th baby. This is my 2nd or 3rd challenge and last time I lost 20lbs (thanks to the support and accountability of my team), but since the baby I gained it all back. My goal is to get into shape by Christmas using strength training and cardio. No dieting, just eating sensibly because I'm still breastfeeding. I hope that doesn't hinder my weightloss too much. I can't wait to get this challenge started and I hope to make my team proud. :)
09-15-2010, 06:03 PM
Hi everyone! :wave:
I started my journey to wellness on April 12. The summer was long and difficult and the scale was NOT my friend. :stress: But I didn't give up and things seem to finally be moving in the right direction. :yes:
For diet, I am counting calories, limiting carbs (under 100g/day), and just trying to eat healthy. :eating2:
For exercise, I am running :running: 3 days a week (having completed C25K August 21!), cross training on a stationary bike :bike2: one day a week, and doing Jillian Michael's No More Trouble Zone DVD :exercise: one day a week. I'm on a quest for a good Yoga For Fat People DVD also.
I look forward to meeting everyone! :hug:
LET'S GO BLUE TEAM! :cheer3: :goodluck: :cheer3:
09-15-2010, 07:12 PM
Hi, my name is Kris and I am 45 yrs old. This is my first BL challenge. I started my lifestyle change on February 25, 2010 and since then have lost almost 40 lbs. I am down over 60 from my highest weight of a few years ago. (Recently fought a month-6 weeks of serious depression and my weightloss pretty much stalled during that time). I am a diabetic, and the weightloss has helped lower my blood sugars a great deal and I have reduced my insulin by half. I am essentially a calorie counter with carb restriction - not low carb, I just try to limit my carbs. I don't exercise near like I should or like I did in the beginning. I plan to step it back up. I am a mom and a grandma (being a grandma is awesome). 25-30 lbs over the next 13 weeks would be great. I am going to the Marine Corps Ball in 7 1/2 weeks and would love to be under 200 by then, but not sure I'm gonna make it.
09-15-2010, 08:12 PM
My name is Susie and I am 48 years old. I've been married for 27 years and have 2 sons and 1 granddaughter (she is grand):D
Problem is I can't hardly keep up with her. :D She keeps me on my toes. I'm hoping to loose 20 or more pounds on this challenge.
Looking forward to getting to know you !
09-15-2010, 08:12 PM
hey fellow bluesers,
this is my third challenge but have only completed one successfully. lets see, i'm 40 years old and have 3 grand children who all live with me (the youngest is only 4 days old) i work a whole lot and am tired alot so i'm hoping this challenge will get me going to the ymca alot more ( i pay for it i may as well use it)
09-15-2010, 10:22 PM
Hi! I'm Jennie. I am 33 years old, been married 11 yrs and have 2 kids, aged 5 and 3. I have been around this site off and on for a very long time. I am done with being fat though. I'm just done. I have come to the realization that being in denial about what I can and can't eat (and stay thin) isn't helping me, and it is okay that I can't eat junk food all day long like my sisters (one is a size 4 and the other is a double zero....yes, I said a double zero). It is okay because I can still have the things that I love, I just need to learn to eat them in moderation, and I can live with that. So, I think I am finally ready to stop yo-yo-ing, and start my life of moderation. No food tastes so good that it is worth giving up my health. My mother died because of her poor health when I was 11, and I don't want to put my kids through what me and my little brother went through. So, here I am. This is my first challenge, and I plan to kick some butt. So, let's do this!!!
09-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Welcome Blue Team Members! My name is Kristi and this is my 2nd BL challenge. I began my journey in Oct 2009 and have lost 117 pounds since then. Over the summer I joined The Y because walking outside was just miserable here in Hotlanta and I have really enjoyed taking advantage of the other exercise programs The Y offers like Zumba, and step aerobics. I am training to run my first 5K this Fall. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!
09-16-2010, 01:36 AM
Hi everyone I will come back later for personals just on my iPhone right now so not the easiest to go back and forth with let's keep on going with the introductions. I hope everyone will participate in the weekly chats as well. These really are a good source of support. Have a great night and I'll be back tomorrow.
09-16-2010, 09:40 AM
I'm Cat, and this is my first challenge and last weight loss journey!
I say last because I've finally realized that I had to make a lifestyle change and can't abuse myself like I have been.
Basically I'm a calorie counter, I'm not really following any specific program, just being careful to avoid really bad things (Icky D's!). For exercise there's not really a lot I have available that I am able to do, so right now I use a Gazelle.
I look forward to getting to know all of you as we work to get TEAM BLUE to victory!!!
09-16-2010, 02:04 PM
Im Matilda and Im 30yo this is my first biggest loser challenge on this thread, however I do them all the time on the 20something board. During this challenge Id like to lose two lbs per week which would be 24-26 and hopefully be in onderland. I count calories and I workout for about 6-10 hours per week. I attend an all womans gym and I do a variety of workouts including step, elliptical, body to pump, cycling, weights, and walking. Looking foward to getting to know you all!
09-16-2010, 03:04 PM
Hi, everyone! This is my first challenge and I hope to lose 10 pounds during the challenge. This will put me below my WW goal weight. I first joined WW in 1971, reached my goal weight in 1977 and stayed there until 6 years ago. I'm a widow and have no family, so I'm doing this for me. At 69, I'm probably the grandma of the group, but I feel more like 40. I just joined the Y last month and I love it. I do strength training 3 days a week, water aerobics 3 days, seniorcise 2 days and silversneakers 1 day and add work on the treadmill or elliptical on strength training days. I aim for 2 hours a day 6 days a week. I have a few health problems that contributed to my weight gain - COPD, severe asthma, and hypothyroidism, but they are definitely improving with weight loss and exercise. If I can do it, you can, too. I'm an avid quilter (it keeps my hands busy so they aren't putting food into my mouth).
09-16-2010, 06:30 PM
I hope you are all having a great OP day
dayoneagain - I hope you reach your starting weight in between challanges can be tough.
JackieHollow - The Wii is a good way to exercise that's all I did for the first few months. You can build up some strength with that. 25lbs good luck with your goal and make sure you are losing at a safe rate.
babygrant - I really hope they can do something for you so that your not in so much pain. Check in and keep us updated as you can
inklestinkle - getting in shape by Christmas is an awesome goal.
Rochester - summer can be hard with everything going on and nobody wanting to stay inside. You have a very good exercise plan going for you. I still have 2 weeks left to finish the C25K and with all this bad weather were having not sure when I'll get out again.
MamaP - 40lbs down so far WTG!!!! the best news is that you were able to reduce you insulin. Make sure with the 25-30lb goal you are still doing it safely.
1mooretime - 20lbs is a great goal for the challange.
me4life - Congratulations on the new grandbaby it sounds like you are very busy make sure to take some me time in there.
Jennie527 - healthy eating and good health are always a very good goal to have.
OrganizedChaos - good luck with your first 5k make sure to let us know when it is and how you did.
lolcat - lifestyle change is what it is all about....I need to remind myself of that now and then too. The gazelle is a good workout
Matilda08 - good luck with your goal of 24-26lbs like I keep saying as long as you are doing it safely then it's all good. 6-10 workout hours a week is very good.
QuilterInVA - WOW that is quite the exercise regime....WTG I really hope you make your goal for the challange.
Well that's about it not much new with me I am hoping for at least a 1lb loss for the week. I need to be down at least 5lbs by October 4th so well see.
09-17-2010, 06:18 AM
I'm Teri and I am 55 yrs old. This is my 3rd challenge. I made it about half way through the first two challenges and I'm determined to complete this one. I live in New Jersey and work full time as a nurse on the night shift. I plan on going back to school in January and need more energy. Losing weight will definitely help with that. I've tried many different diets in the past but this time I'm going to be calorie counting. Right now I'm trying to figure out how many calories I need each day. I have alot of weight to lose but I'm concentrating on small goals at a time. Otherwise I'll get very discouraged. I'm really excited to be a member of the blue team and look forward to getting to know everyone. :cheer3:
09-17-2010, 09:33 AM
Hey everyone I am Jennnifer (Jen). I have done the biggest loser challenges a few years ago but just came back to the boards to lose some gained weigth from not taking care of myself while goign thru a seperation, back to school and baby # 5. I previously lost 80+ pounds and hope to lose 15 -20 this time. I am a WAHM of 5 (13,12,7,6 and 2).
I love these challenges. I love the accountability from them. I can't wait to get to know all of you better and Good luck to everyone with their goals.
09-17-2010, 12:25 PM
Hi, my name is Khristy, I'm 35, and have been married 10 years. My DH quit smoking a year and a half ago, and has started eating healthier with me. He's lost 40lbs, and I've lost nearly 60 since May.
This is my second BL challenge. I lost 40 lbs in the summer challenge, and I hope to loose 25-30 during the Fall Focus challenge. I love the accountability of posting every week, and the thought that my loss or gain contribution could help make or break the team for the week.
09-17-2010, 09:54 PM
Hi everyone,My name is Liz and this is my 3rd challenge.I have been playing around with 5 pounds for the last year and I hope the 3rd time is the charm.I would like to lose 10 pounds to reach my goal weight and more importantly become as fit as I can be. So Jackie,the challenge is on.:D
09-18-2010, 03:04 AM
Hello Blue team! I am so glad to be here, I have alot of weight to lose and a Challenge keeps me accountable.
09-18-2010, 05:38 AM
Hi all, I've been a member here for several years. Normally I'm a "lurker" but lurking around has gotten me no where...So I stand up for the challenge. This will be my first online challenge. I'm 30 years old and I've celebrated this birthday twice now (last year and this year) .I refuse to more on past it...lol. I am a mom of 3 little darlings (2, 4, 7) and I'm always on the go because they lead healthier lifestyles than me..I.e. soccer, football, and dance. I rarely get "me time" because I'm sitting on someones sidelines...or rather bleachers... I enjoy exercise nt getting it in is the difficupt part... I am happy to join the group because I need major accountable. I wish to lose 30 by Christmas...I'm hoping thisp is doable.
09-18-2010, 05:39 AM
Hi all, I've been a member here for several years. Normally I'm a "lurker" but lurking around has gotten me no where...So I stand up for the challenge. This will be my first online challenge. I'm 30 years old and I've celebrated this birthday twice now (last year and this year) .I refuse to more on past it...lol. I am a mom of 3 little darlings (2, 4, 7) and I'm always on the go because they lead healthier lifestyles than me..I.e. soccer, football, and dance. I rarely get "me time" because I'm sitting on someones sidelines...or rather bleachers... I enjoy exercise nt getting it in is the difficult part... I am happy to join the group because I need major accountable. I wish to lose 30 by Christmas...I'm hoping thisp is doable.
09-18-2010, 11:57 AM
Hi all, I'm Amanda and this is my 2nd BL challenge. I still have 50lbs to lose.....i like these challenges because it helps me with accountability and gives me encouragement to keep going when I stall. GO TEAM!!
09-18-2010, 12:13 PM
I have enjoyed reading everyone's intro and am SOO excited about this challenge. I know we are all going to do great!! :)
09-18-2010, 05:02 PM
Hi Everyone :)
I'm Katie, 22, and am now a recent college graduate/newly married/unemployed lady visiting England who is ready to lost this extra weight. I'm 230 and am trying to adopt a majority raw lifestyle. I haven't spoken on the boards much but I do vist often and this is my first challenge. I've noticed that I have allowed my weight gain to significantly lower my confidence over the years and am now here to hopefully find my old self. Good luck everyone :).
09-19-2010, 06:45 AM
hey everyone... my name is Nema .. i'm 24 recent grad .... so very excited to join the challenge .. and i hope this time i loose the xtra pounds for good :)
All Psyched Up
09-19-2010, 03:52 PM
I really enjoyed reading everyone's posts! I am new to online forums in general and am less than tech saavy so I missed this thread when I posted my weight in a reply earlier this week.
I have recently turned thirty and I live with my common-law partner of five years. He can be a wonderful man, but is definitely a food-pusher and loves junk food. Additionally I work in the medical field and have long, unpredictable hours that can wreck havoc with eating, sleep, and the ability to exercise. I don't know if anyone out there has successfully mastered these challenges, but I'd love any suggestions! :)
I am excited to join BLUE TEAM! I have lost weight successfully with WW in the past, but for the last year or so things have gotten off track (literally - no tracking, tee hee). I am hoping to lose 15-20 lbs over this challenge using WW principles and by increasing my activity. I love to dance and have recently started belly dancing again :belly: (I can't believe they have a smilie for belly dance!). It was definitely a hard thing for me to do since I'm not the weight I was when I used to dance. I'll have to let everyone know how it goes.
That's all for now. Hope everyone has a great week!
09-19-2010, 05:24 PM
Hello team and happy sunday!
Looking forward to having a great week. I weigh in daily to keep me accountable and today I wi at 231.6 Im hoping to be in the mid 220s this week. Ive been bouncing around from 29-231 for a few weeks now and I tend to lose more during the week. I wish you all a great week
09-19-2010, 11:58 PM
chinacat - I know you can make it through the challange this is a great group and you have the support of all of us. Small goals is the best way to do it that's what I keep doing as well. Going back to school in Jan sounds great best of luck to you.
canadian mom - wow you must be so busy good for you for taking the time needed to take care of yourself as well. That is very important.
Khrungy - glad to have you back you did great last challange I too love the accountability of it all
Mercy - Oh yea.....it is so on....:D 1st one to goal wins:carrot:
ghost girl - this is the place to be everyone here gives so much support
SkinnyMemories - no lurking allowed on here....lol jump right in its a great group and we are all going through the exact same thing your goal sounds good.
abreezies - glad to have you back
JackieHollow - I think were all excited for this one to begin:carrot:
111707 - I hope you find your old self without losing any of the good in your new self:)
gypsychic - good luck with your goal
All Psyched Up - glad you made it for the challange and that we can catch up on what's happening seeing as your farther away now. I bet the belly dancing classes will be fun and they are great exercise as well. Where are you taking the classes at....I should have looked for them when I lived there.
Matilada08 - I can't do the daily wi they make me crazy:dizzy:
Well I have posted the week 1 chat thread so will be taking the rest over there now. See you over there.
09-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Happy monday team! Today I wi at 229.6. I know daily wi arent good for some but whenever I dont wi daily I gain weight and lose focus. Hoping to make my 10% goal this week!!
09-21-2010, 04:16 PM
This is my first challenge. I'm 26 years old and hoping that my body, mind, and emotions are all ready to get rid of this weight. I'm starting at 297. In the past I have had success losing weight. I lost 30lbs at one point, but ended up gaining it back plus about 50lbs more.
Right now everything in my life is changing. I now have a full time job, buying my first home and moving out of my parents and just got out of a two year relationship. Seems like everything else in my life is changing so my weight can too!
I'm hoping to lose 10lbs during this challenge. Ok, so I'm hoping for more, but by keeping my goal low I wont be disapointed if I don't lose like 50lbs. That was my downfall in the past - didn't lose 20lbs in a month? Screw this, I can't do it.