100 lb. Club - one week challenge!

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10-26-2002, 06:19 PM
Hi all!
I thought I would share with everyone that I am personally on a one week challenge with myself. I have lost 63 pounds but for the past TWO months I havent lost anything. I keep gaining and losing and basically staying the same: lose two, gain two. Lose three, gain three. Staying at 60 lost for two months and its driving me batty that I cant climb over this 60 POUND WALL!!

I told myself that I can stay on program for one week, which for me means keeping my calories between 1800-2000 a day. This may sound like a lot but I know I can lose weight on it. This is my day one for this little tiny challenge. I feel like if I can make it this week without slip ups, I will try another weekly challenge until I get to 70 pounds! One week at a time. It doesnt seem so overwhelming to me that way.

anyone else care to join me in this mini-session??

ps-day one so far, so good only have had 1000 calories so far!

10-26-2002, 09:53 PM
I got a new diet cd yesterday and it says if I eat 1600 cals per day with 36 mins of walking a day I will lose 2 pounds in a week. Im going to aim for 1600-1800 cals per day and 30-60 mins walking per day. I really want to break into 20 pounds plus weight loss. So I'm up for the challenge :)
Congratulations on 60 pounds Laura, even if you just have been maintaining its so kewl youve done so well. Stick with your plan and youll be losing more in no time. I dont believe in diets of 1200 cals I just find that too hard to keep up day to day. It's better to be on something doable and lose slowly then to be on a strict diet and give up after a week.
Good luck


p.s I walking one hour first thing this morning so have gotten a good start so far for the day ;)

10-27-2002, 10:14 AM
Hi Kitty!
Thanks for joining in with me! I figure if I can just do this for one week, then why not two, etc? Instead of focusing on the big picture I will just focus on seven days to start. I did well yesterday, I had 1800 calories. Your 1600-1800 sounds great along with the exercise. That is the one thing I have never stuck too! I used to tell myself I would when I got halfway to my goal (which is only 15 pounds or so to go!) what will my excuse be then? :lol:
I am gonna garden today and try to get in a walk.
I agree 1200 is too low. It is ok if you weigh 100 pounds or something! But for me I KNOW my body would go into shock! That would really lower my metabolism too low. We dont want short term results, we want long term!

Thanks for the congrats, sometimes I kind of think it isnt a big deal since I have been doing this so long, but still, it beats gaining weight during the same time! Congrats to you too! Just think of how great we will look this holiday season!!

anyone else care to join in? Its only day two, but can be day one for you!


10-27-2002, 02:55 PM
Hi Laura and Kitty

First I have to say looking at your stats...you are both doing such amazingly good jobs. You give me such inspiration.

Second I am in 100%. I can't weigh myself though due to technical difficulties but I'm not going to let that stop me. I am committing myself now...to 7 days of healthy eating and exercise one day at a time.

I failed at the 28 day challenge...but I'm not going to let that discourage me from giving my whole heart and mind to this daily challenge.

Take care!

10-28-2002, 08:30 PM
Thanks KimPet! It's always good to get an "atta girl"! I am glad you are gonna join us too!

How are ya'll doing so far? This is day three for me, so far so good.
I had 1800 two days in a row. I think it will be 1900 today but that is GREAT compared to what I have been doing lately!!
oh-and I have lost a half pound so far on this challenge!

we can do this!

10-29-2002, 11:35 AM
Coming from someone who has had a roller coaster ride from **** this past 6 months...count me in!

Rememeber..after a great loss...you're body needs to adjust a little. Yes, I agree..it's very frustrating after a 2 month span though.

I think sometimes we all just need a little strict kick...

I started yesterday..and did great.

10-29-2002, 08:04 PM
Alright Jen!! I am glad you are gonna jump in here! I think you are right about your body needing an adjustment time when you lose a lot. With me though- I pretty much lost 30, kept if off a long time, lost about ten more, then kept it off a few more months, then lose more, etc.. at this rate it's gonna take 4 years to get to goal!
:lol: I guess even if it did, it's still better than losing real fast and then gaining it back real fast, huh?

It is bazaar to me, but knowing that I have to report sticking to this one week challenge has really helped. Several times today I REALLY wanted to eat some major junk, I stopped myself though and thought "do you really want to admit you cant even stay on program even for a few days??" That did it, I snapped out of it!!

So far so good...day 4 for me and doing fine!!

how about KimPet and Kitty? are you guys ok?

laura :dizzy:

10-29-2002, 09:29 PM
Wow, you guys rock! Losing 60 pounds, that is outstanding! Is your plan like counting calories and fat grams? I'm trying to settle into an official plan. . .I have been on Suzanne Somers before, and seemed to do okay on that for the most part.

I work in a church and these folks love a good potluck (and man, can they cook!) It's so hard to be at these events when I'm expected to, but still try to be on a program!

Congratulations on everyone's success!!!

*smiles* irishwings

10-30-2002, 10:23 AM
hi Irish Wings!
For the most part, I have lost this by just counting calories. I allow myself 2000 a day. This usually means my fat grams are fairly low too. Why waste calories on something that wont fill you up? I may only eat 1800 but I know I can have up to 2000 if I want. I know it may sound high but I still lose on it, so why starve on 1200? I know as I lose I will have to lower the calories when I quit losing as much, but thats ok. I dont want to make my metabolism crash by thinking I am starving myself to death! Along the way I dabbled with Atkins, but only for a month. I still eat fairly low carb compared to how I was before. Not as much bread and rice etc...

Well my challenge is paying off! I weighed in @ 249 this morning. About a week ago I was 252 and when this challenge started I was 250.5 so it's working. Maybe I will do another one week challenge when this one is over. Short term goals really seem to work for me.

hows everyone else??
313/249/243- (70 lbs) turkey day goal

10-30-2002, 11:31 AM
Well..it's day 3 for me and I have absolutly no desire in falling off this wagon. I feel much better this week. My water has been great and am eating right. I have so much energy. last week I had lunch with hershey..you would think I'd be energized. I went home and crahed after work. Now..am eating right and drinking my water and feel good. I will weigh tomorrow morning because I will be having a couple of beers tomorrow night. I haven't weighed in a bit..so whatever it says I won't be bummed.

I too plan on startin another week challenge. So much easier when you go week by week.

lorelei..GOOD for you for the loss!!!! Woohoooo!!!

10-30-2002, 11:46 AM
Okay, I'm going to join in on this. I had a big loss last week & for some reason instead of motivating me, I kind of took it as a sign that I can slack a bit. Does that happen to anyone else? Instead of the loss pushing me on, I think "Oh, I did so well, I deserve a little snack!" Anyway, journaling has been my biggest issue the past few days (particularly since the last 28 day challenge ended! It is amazing how that kept me on track!). So, I'm going to work hard to be OP, starting today, specifically with journaling. I don't really have a problem with water (I've always been a big water drinker), but it's the writing down every single bite that's starting to creep up on me. And I want to get it in check before it get's too out of control, kwim?

Anyway, so I'm in! I'll probably post every day to just keep myself accountable (hope I don't bore people!) :)

10-31-2002, 12:02 PM
Kayla..How could possibly bore us??


well..I've made it to day 4 without one piece of chocolate, without one piece of candy, one cupcake, one nothing! I feel SO good! I will work something in today...but since I am surrounded by goodies..I will keep it to a small small small treat. I know myself and know I could spend my entire afternoon eating everything. Going home and feeling awful. So..I am going to eat like am skinny. Someone said that before..

let's eat like were skinny. lol

How's everyone else?

Oh yeah..I had a nice steak and salad last night. YUM and on plan!

11-01-2002, 07:30 PM
I am so glad you guys have joined me and are doing well too!
Good job Jenniffer! woo hoo!

I tell you just telling yourself you can do it just for a week really seems to work. If you cant even stay on program for a week than how can you expect to keep it up forever?

This ends my first week today and I stuck it out. Yesterday I may have had 200 calories over my limit. Some days I ate less so it balanced out. I will weigh in tommorow to see the official results of this stick to it attitude!

happy weekend all!

11-02-2002, 03:12 PM
I was hoping to report some great weight loss, but nope it stayed the same. It's funny, sometimes I will do well but my weight stays the same for days then boom! I lose a pound or so. Very weird but-oh well! What can I do but stick it out?? So this is day one of my NEW one week challenge. If I see a loss tommorow I will report it!
happy weekend "challengers"!

11-03-2002, 09:59 AM
Wow, this is a slow weekend at the 100 pound club! I do have an update! Down a pound! I figured it finally would happen if I hung in there long enough! Day two for this "one week challenge". Looking back like I said before, a week ago Thursday (about 10 days ago) I was at 252 and now am at 248! I shouldnt be so impatient I guess :)

hope you all are doing well too!
313/248/243 turkey day goal

11-04-2002, 06:37 AM
hello my name is lisa marie i currently weigh 258 i started out 275 back in may and these last few months have been difficult i have also been gain /loose etc .. i am starting over today and i will be taking this one week at a time .. i dont eat that much now ( just the wrong foods) so i will probaly go 1500 cals a day ... wish me luck :)

11-04-2002, 10:37 AM
Lorelei..WOOHOOOOO CHICKY!!!! I better watch out, you're right behind me! You are doing wonderful!!!

Hi Lisa Marie and Welcome to our lil piece of heaven. This is really a wonderful place for support and encouragement. These ppl are great!
Make yourself at home..and best wishes along you're journey.

Well..besides my Halloweeny fest last week...I did fantastic! Don't know weight..TOM arrived and put a damper on my life..so I will be reporting my weight on Friday.

I am up for another week challenge. Who's with me?

11-04-2002, 10:58 AM
I need a one week challenge.. when does it start?
I NEED to do this. I WILL do this.

11-04-2002, 03:33 PM
One week challenge starts today I believe.

Well..it started for me today..lol I have had a really good day so far. Even the bowl of candy behind me isn't screaming my name. or at least am no longer listening to it. lol

11-04-2002, 06:23 PM
welcome Lisa Marie! You have done well so far, even if you have had a struggle lately. I think you should visit us here as much as possible-it truly helps keep you in line (it does for me anyway!)

Jenniffer-thanks I WISH I was your weight but I know if I keep on plugging along I will be there *but of course you will be 20-30 pounds less too* didnt you say a little while ago that you were taking a cruise next year? I am too! It looks like June. This past June was Bermuda, next year is Bahamas baby! Where is yours going? have you been to the Bahamas before? (I think I remember you telling me you've cruised before). I am so psyched cause they have them from Norfolk now instead of flying to Miami. It makes it much more convenient for us.

Slimdown and everyone-Your seven day challenge starts whenever you want it to. All you have to do is commit yourself and say "for one week I will stick to my eating plan". It worked for me b/c I didnt want to say I couldnt even do right for a measly week!:lol:

didnt weigh in today. I decided not to be too mental with the scale. maybe this wont last long-usually I weigh myself EVERY day!


11-05-2002, 01:54 AM
thanks everyone. i really feel welcomed already :)
i will be weighing on friday and report how i do then but as for as today goes i did a whole 45 mintue work out with the firm then i did some things i got off of workoutplan.com

11-05-2002, 05:04 PM
Yes...I love cruises! I've been to Bermuda, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Antigua, St Croix, St Maartin.....FUN FUN FUN!
It's been 2 years since my last cruise....I want to hit Mexico I think. Trying to go this spring/summer too!

And I want to wear a bathing suit and flirt with the cabana boy!!!!


Slimdown..>Did you join us??

11-06-2002, 06:52 AM
omg i cant belive this (ok well i can) i just say here at the puter and ate not one not 2 but 8 pices of halloween candy ... well i fell but i did not get hurt so i back on my horse again ...lol just felt like i needed to post this ... i spent the day cleaning and rearranging my nephews room maybe thats why i needed that candy ........ i know excuses excuses :)

11-06-2002, 09:28 AM
hello all! how are the seven day challenges going for everyone?
I am on day 5 of my second week. I can hardly believe I have stuck to this for so long! I weighed in yesterday and was 247.5 (another half pound lost) Looking at my calender where I record my weigh ins, I was 252.5 just two weeks ago! 5 pounds gone in two weeks!! Its amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it!

Lisa Marie-Glad you stopped yourself before you ate a ton of candy!!

Jenniffer-I want to be you when I grow up!:lol: I have always had this huge desire to travel and "see the world" Not enough to join the Navy though!:lol: Mexico is beautiful I hear. This really gives us some inspiration! I didnt look so bad in the pictures from this cruise but look out next year!:D

313/247.5/243 turkey day(70 pounds)

11-06-2002, 04:12 PM
Lorelei!!!!! 5 lbs!!!!!!!!!! Oh, am so proud of you!!!

babyboo..Throw out the candy! Halloween is over..even the kids don't need it. May be the only way you'll surive it! lol

I am still holding strong. Today is my 3rd day of the 2nd week and am still on!! WOOHOO! I best be seeing a los this week!

11-07-2002, 11:06 AM
Ignore yesterdays post. I pooped out! No points, no plan.

Snuck a peek on the scale this morning, hasn't moved an inch!

11-07-2002, 11:24 AM
im back on track.. been doing allot of work around the house so that keeps me from eating any more "candy"

11-10-2002, 08:52 AM
Lisa Marie-I am glad you are back on track!! Stay away from the candy!! You can do it!! You are stronger than the chocolate!

Jenniffer-Oh what can I say?? I am in the same boat you are! I blew it a few days ago after doing well for two weeks. It's like I can only stay on for so long before I lose it. Once I do I am off program for a few days!! I have got to stop this! Well today is a new day and I hope to make this day one on a new one week challenge.

how is everyone else doing?

11-11-2002, 06:26 PM
I did well yesterday and today! I actually did well two days in a row by staying on program with food and exercising two days in a row. I never exercise so this is getting scary!! ;)
hope everyone is doing well~