Biggest Loser Challenges - Red Team Fall Focus Chat Thread Week 6 (10/25-10/31)




shan84
10-24-2010, 11:55 PM
Another week has passed!

Hope everyone gets off to a good start this week.

I will try to have results for you soon.


CanadaMel
10-25-2010, 12:06 AM
Week 6- nearly halfway through the challenge! That means Christmas is just around the corner-ack!
Does everyone have a costume picked out for Halloween?
I don't. I usually stay home & hand out candy, but don't dress up. But I love seeing the kids in their costumes.

shan84
10-25-2010, 12:30 AM
My students are coming in costume so I am trying to find something small to do for a costume...nothing big though.

I'm so excited that Christmas is almost around the corner...and 3 weeks of vacation time!!


shan84
10-25-2010, 01:45 AM
We had some gains this week, lots of freebies used, and lost 3 more members. Please weigh in each week. We can stick together and make it through our weight loss together. The ups and downs we are always here.

Red team lbs and percentage lost -2lbs, -.04%

Biggest Loser:
Terapet, -3lbs, -2.09%

Honorable mention:
tambolina -1.4lbs, -.87%
KimL1214 -2.19lbs, -.86%

nurse2be
10-25-2010, 01:45 AM
My kids and hubby are dressing up, but since I'm still hobbling around I'm sitting out this year, bummer!

Bigmid
10-25-2010, 01:54 AM
Hi just want you to know the results are posted.

Have a great OP week everyone:)

Violet73
10-25-2010, 08:43 AM
I don't dress up for Halloween. Normally I take my daughter trick or treating and to a church festival but she will be at her dad's this year. She is 13 but still likes to go. I'm kinda glad I get the year off :P

KimL1214
10-25-2010, 12:13 PM
LeslieLou~ Does that mean you get to hand out candy this year?!

shan84~ What costume ideas do you have?

CanadaMel~ I haven't figured anything out yet, but we usually all dress in a staff theme for Halloween, so we'll see what everyone is doin this year before I decide on mine. How was your turkey dinner?

tambolina~ Congrats on 20lbs.!!!

julie99s~ How did you do this weekend?

alwe74~ You should get to the chiropractor because they can do some treatments on your muscles until they are recovered enough to fix your neck. I got severe whiplash 3 years ago and had to have a couple months of therapy on my muscles before they would loosen up enough for them to crack my neck back into place.

TERAPET~ Step class is fun! What other classes do you take, if any? Congrats on being our biggest loser this week!!!

Soooo, I did go to the dance and had a BLAST!!! Unfortunately I did have a few drinks, and had a minor confrontation with my exes sister, but managed to not let that ruin my night. I'm still meatless, but am breaking that today as my Mom brought lobster home from Maine for me... definitely having some for lunch. I will keep avoiding other meats though and hopefully continue to see good numbers on the scale like this week!

My coworker and I are supposed to hike on Wednesday, but they're calling for Thunder Storms, so we may have to hit the gym instead. I'd rather be hiking though...
Happy Monday everyone!

sha25
10-25-2010, 07:01 PM
Sorry for being MIA for a bit.. Finally feeling better!!! I wanted to dress up this year as Princess Leia, my daughter is Darth vador, lol and my hubby wanted to be boba fett. I thought it be fun to have a little theme going. Unfortunately there is no room in the budget for adult costumes this year!! I can't believe how fast time is flying by between this challenge and holidays right around the corner..

Congrats Terapet!!!! Congrats to all the losers this week..


I was a little sad to see we lost some members this week..

Serval87
10-25-2010, 10:39 PM
I kind of stopped doing anything for halloween, but since it falls on a Sunday this year, I will probably be at my parents' on Friday where we will have a scary movie marathon, and then Saturday the church I attend is planning a little dinner and hay ride. :)

TERAPET
10-25-2010, 10:42 PM
Thanks KimL and Sha25.

KimL-I go to the Y a lot. Mostly step but also body sculpting classes and I used to go to yoga at least once a week but since I went back to work, I have been too tired. Hopefully soon I will find a way to work it in again. I also used to do some Zumba but my favorite was during the day so I probably will not be going to any of those for awhile. I was happy to read you had a nice time at the dance.

Sha25-Glad you are better. Halloween with your daughter will be fun with or without costumes. Maybe you can go the old fashioned route and make one. (Cinnamon rolls for hair and a sheet for the dress? Just kidding!)

julie99s
10-26-2010, 06:52 PM
KimL, I did ok this weekend. I mean, I tend to overdo it, but I didn't go over my weekly pts allowance. I tend to take a few points out every night, so I'm not using all 35 on one or two days during the weekend. I find on days I workout, I eat better. Now that YDD is done with soccer until spring, I can get back to Saturday workouts when both the kids gym and tot watch are open. I swear, the planets have to align just so I can get anything done lol.

Glad you had fun at the dance and didn't let that incident spoil your night. As for being meatless and the lobster, well, I don't blame you. That stuff is delicious. I'll never cook a live one again though. Funny story, Valentines day we bought a live lobster, and we all didn't want to kill him. ODD and DH wanted to let him go. DH actually said he wished there was an ocean nearby. And I cried. Oh gosh, so not funny then, but looking back, it was like one of those worst case scenerios and we laugh (as do my friends and family).

Terapet- that costume sounds delicious! LOL

Going to be a busy weekend! Must workout Saturday morning. Downtown trick or treat 1-3. And our (stupid) city is doing trick or treat Saturday night. Many are PO'ed about that (me included). So we will hand out candy at home Saturday night, then go the town over and ToT ON halloween. Also making a halloween feast Sunday. I'm excited. All my favorite holidays, one after another this time of year.

sha25
10-26-2010, 07:06 PM
Thanks KimL and Sha25.


Sha25-Glad you are better. Halloween with your daughter will be fun with or without costumes. Maybe you can go the old fashioned route and make one. (Cinnamon rolls for hair and a sheet for the dress? Just kidding!)

LOL, cinnamon buns. Ya got my mind racing on how I can make my own.. I am pretty creative so we will see what I can come up with.. Last year I decided to be "octomom" last minute. Made a sling out of a blanket tied over my shoulder stuck my eight of my daughters baby dolls inside and some big sunglasses and there ya have it!! Everyone loved it.. (well the adults because they got it)

Hope everyone is having a good week!!

shan84
10-26-2010, 10:39 PM
Hope you are all having a good week. Sorry I'm a little MIA this week. Things are busy at work this week. Lots of stuff going on.

On the plus side, we are starting the food delivery on Friday. Hope to see some results with it. Also, heading back to the gym this week.

So I decided for Halloween on Friday at school I am going to dress up as a NASCAR fan. I think most of the kids will get it, and if nothing else they will recognize the race car on my shirt. I have all the gear because I am actually a hardcore NASCAR fan. So it should be fun. Also Friday the bf and I volunteered to help the PTA at the school with the Halloween evening activities on Friday from 5-7pm. I'm excited and looking forward to the time with all the kids. I used to enjoy Halloween as a kid from what I can remember.

Next week is big at school. I am changing our theme unit from now until Christmas break we will be doing an animal theme in my 3/4 year old class. Next week we have two field trips which I am very excited about!

Hope you are all doing great.

shan84
10-28-2010, 10:25 AM
Hope everyone is having a good week.

It's Friday here in SK. Also day one of the body creator Korea food delivery plan. I'll let you know how it goes!

Hope everyone enjoys their Halloween weekend. My plan is to hit the gym on Saturday and I have lots of work to do for school this week as well.

KimL1214
10-28-2010, 12:21 PM
shan84~ Have fun with your Halloween stuff!!! Definitely let us know how the food delivery is going!

sha25~ Octomom :rofl: That's hilarious!!!

julie99s~ LOL, we used to race lobsters across our floor and then giggle maliciously when we put them in the pot (my sisters, brother and I). Now that I think about it, kind of evil of us. But I think it's how we were brought up. We all hunted and fished as kids, and actually depended a lot on the game we were able to get for food. Probably why I'm heartless when it comes lobsters :p Ironically, I was only able to eat half the lobster they brought me, and then I was kind of sick of it.

TERAPET~ They offer body sculpt classes at our gym, but I've never been able to get myself to go...

Serval87~ What scary movies are you planning on watching?

How is everyone doing???

So the weather was BEAUTIFUL yesterday and my coworker and I hiked up one of the local mountains. I put some links to some of the pics I took yesterday below. The trail was super muddy, so we ended up taking the road back down as we really didn't want to spend anymore time on our hands then we did when we climbed up the trail.

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/kiml121483/Philo/2010243.jpg

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/kiml121483/Philo/2010246.jpg

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab52/kiml121483/Philo/2010255.jpg

sha25
10-28-2010, 03:04 PM
Kim- Love the pictures, especially the third one. I love the look of fall and leaves changing colors, beautiful.. Glad I made ya laugh, it was a pretty funny costume and so easy to throw together...

I have to say that I DID IT...For all of you who have been reading some of my posts lately have been how I am stuck in the 180's for what feels like forever....... WELL THIS MORNING THE SCALE READ 179.4!!!!!:carrot::carrot:
I normally don't count it until it sticks for a few days but I am claiming it today!!!WOOT WOOT!!! I literally did a happy dance this morning neeekid in my bathroom..lol Now here is to hoping it sticks!!

Hope everyone is well... Pretty quiet around these parts ;)

TERAPET
10-28-2010, 09:58 PM
KimL-I love your pics. What a beautiful place to live. You might want to think about the body sculpting classes. You will be so happy as you take the weight off. Muscle definition is pretty cool. Also, sometimes the inches off from the toning is pretty rewarding also. Aw, vanity.

sha25-Congrats on busting through to the next decade. WooHoo.

KimL1214
10-29-2010, 10:08 AM
TERAPET~ I could definitely use some muscle definition! Although, I tend to go to the extreme. When I lifted in college (I was a power lifter), I got to the point where I was totally defined in my arms and legs, but still had a nice spare tire...

sha25~ :dancer::hyper::encore::woohoo::congrat: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I will be disappearing from the boards for a couple days as I will be spending my weekend with my sisters in NY. I have no idea what we're going to be doing, but it should be a blast!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

CanadaMel
10-29-2010, 10:19 AM
Sha-congrats on busting through the wall of 180.

Kim-great pics, thanks for sharing.

Think I'll be using a freebie this week, Ive been holding at +2 lbs on the scale due to some poor food choices ( hello pita chips :0 ) earlier this week. I have to get out of the winter, I want to hibernate, mode. One of the most difficult habits to break.

Need to find black & orange clothes for the kids to wear. Have a great Friday all!

NSV-I'm wearing size 12 dockers!! Woohoo

alwe74
10-29-2010, 02:43 PM
Beautiful pictures Kim!!! Congrats Sha...so awesome!

julie99s
10-29-2010, 05:55 PM
Congrats on your size 12s, Mel!

That's awesome on your 179 reading, sha25!!

Have fun in NY, Kim. Always wanted to get there someday.

The kids came home from school today. Loaded with candy. I love Halloween, but I'll be glad when the candy is gone. We pick out a few favorites and donate the rest to the dentist to send overseas. The girls have a dentist appt the 2nd too. It'll be easy to get rid of hehehe.

shan84
10-29-2010, 08:32 PM
Kim- Breathtaking photographs. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

sha- Congrats on the scale moving! Go you!!!

Mel- Size 12! Wowsa! :celebrate: Your amazing!!

Julie- Great idea to get rid of the candy. I remember when I was little my sister and I would go trick or treating with our pillowcases as our Halloween basket, and we would always come home with it full, full, full of candy. My parents let us eat on it for about 6 months. No wonder my sister and I both struggled with our weight. On anothe note, my sister started weight watchers and is done 20lbs and almost to her goal weight!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I changed my avatar to share with you my NASCAR fanatic Halloween costume I used for school yesterday. Not much planned for this weekend. Eating the delivered food, heading to the gym today, a little shopping..nothing big.

Oh, but so excited for Monday- 1 year anniversary with the bf!

Angie
10-29-2010, 09:27 PM
Hi everyone!

It's been a busy week for me...lots going on at work. I'm happy to report that I shed the weight I had gained last week, plus a little more, so I'll have a respectable weigh in for tomorrow.

I haven't read all the posts for this week, but I did want to say congratulations to Mel on the size 12's, and to Sha for busting into a new decade, and to Shan on your anniversary Monday!

My high point this week was that my 5 yo DS won a Future Aces award at school for 'Showing Respect' - we took him out to dinner to his favourite restaurant to celebrate, he was soooooo excited. So was I to tell you the truth, I've been on a proud-mommy high all week. :)

shan84
10-30-2010, 10:34 AM
Here's my two day results so far:

Calorie deficit is food and exercise based-

Day One- 1,978
Day Two- 1,145

Based on I know the exact calorie amount I'm eating each day since the food is prepared for me, and I also know my calorie burn thanks to my Go Wear Fit!

Hope this continues!!

TERAPET
10-30-2010, 02:03 PM
Angie-Yeah on your son being recognized for being respectful. Very cool.

Shan84-That is so nice about the boyfriend. Also, cute costume.

Julie-Wise mom move with the candy. The only way I kept any from my kids was the "mommy tax" move to take my share!

CanadaMel-WooHoo on the size 12!

shan84
10-31-2010, 12:58 AM
Hope everyone has been having a great weekend.

Even if the chocolate is talking to you saying, "Eat me"...Resist! :hug: Haha.

I'm on day three of the new diet. I am showing a huge loss for this week already. I'm so excited for official weigh in tomorrow!!! Thanks to the new diet and part because TOM is finished.

Woohoo!!

Serval87
10-31-2010, 02:07 AM
Kim, your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I especially loved the last one! So beautiful. We ended up watching the Nightmare on Elm street remake and Trick R Treat.

shan84
10-31-2010, 05:56 AM
Don't forget to weigh in today (Sunday) before 10pm AST!

We have a few people who might be eliminated if they don't post so please, stay with the team and post your weight.

Go Red Team!!!

Angie
10-31-2010, 10:28 AM
Shan, glad your new plan is working well for you!

shan84
10-31-2010, 04:04 PM
Thanks Angie! I'm feeling really good so far. Weigh in will be posted shortly.

shan84
10-31-2010, 04:04 PM
So, how was Halloween for everyone?

shan84
10-31-2010, 04:06 PM
Don't forget to weigh in! :)

shan84
10-31-2010, 10:28 PM
I will be posting everyone's freebies and eliminations late tonight, but please note that we have time stamps so please weigh in before 10pm AST. If you weigh in after that time, I will edit it to a freebie to keep it fair for everyone on the team. Only 30 minutes left! GO RED TEAM!!!