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




Bigmid
10-24-2010, 11:11 PM
Okay here we go with week 6 lets make it a good on everyone. Remember we weigh in on Halloween this week so if it's going to be a busy day you might want to WI on Saturday this week.

I am posting from my response to week 5 in case it is missed over there.

QuilterInVa - Thanks for the info I will try that when I get to goal (I hope by the end of this challange) in the mean time I have to limit myself to my one cheat day a week not 4 or 5 cheat days:)

Sameen - no problem I think you need to support us soon as you are doing so awesome its like the weight is just melting off of you. Have any tips for us? WTG:carrot:

inklestinkle - don't worry the weight will come off again soon enough. I know what you and your cousin mean about the clothes....I do the same thing but I finally needed to get some this summer and in 2 months they were too big already....which is good but expensive. We need to have a post on here so we can all just swap clothes as we need too:) Sorry about the funeral though:hug:

OrganizedChaos - glad your whole week came together for you and you did so well this week too. I think I need to head over to the maintenace forum and start lurking on what they all do.

JackieHollow - glad that you are feeling better and that you had a good time at the concert.

Muffentop - :congrat:WOOHOO for onederland :cheer:

Nancy - Congrats on the loss this week, thanks for meeting me and sharing ice cream.......mmmmmmmmmmmmicecream

lolcat - glad you had a concert to enjoy this week too

abreezies - it will come don't you worry

Well I only had a .2lb loss to show this week but with my 8lb gain by Thursday that means I actually lost 8.2lbs this week so no more 4 days off plan for me so that I can actually help the team with an 8lb loss:)

Also if you feel the need for a treat for Halloween you can enjoy a small amount without guilt.....just don't eat the whole box:D


Bigmid
10-24-2010, 11:19 PM
Well here are the results for week 5: WTG everyone on this fantastic Blue Team of our. I think we are all doing awesome and this is a wonderful group of ladies we have here.

A huge Congratulations to all our losers this week

Biggest Loser:
OrganizedChaos, -5 lbs, -2.14%

Honorable mentions:
Sameen, -4 lbs, -1.75%
Muffentop, -3.4 lbs, -1.69%
Fitin2008, -4 lbs, -1.64%

MamaP
10-24-2010, 11:42 PM
I can't believe it's already week 6. Wow. Time is going so fast. Like my mom (80 yrs old) says . . . the older I get, the faster it goes.

Congrats to everyone for the losses this week and to those that are struggling, hang in there. :)


JackieHollow
10-24-2010, 11:48 PM
WOO HOOO A new week!! :)

CONGRATS Chaos, and all the honorable mentions! And all of us! :) What a great group we have going here!

So this week we have Halloween. What are everyone's plans? My kids picked out their costumes today. We have a ton of costumes that we buy for a buck after Hween. (We try to do a "haunted" porch or whatever.. but won't be this year). So we didn't even have to buy costumes for them this year, which makes me HAPPY! The 3 boys are going to be a "monster skelly guy", a skeleton bride (HA! This is my 11 yr old son. He cracks me up), and a ninja. My daughter couldn't decide between her angel costume from Christmas or a witch, so she decided to be an angel dressing up as a witch. LOL

Halloween is also my daughter's birthday (she'll be 6), and just 3 days later is my oldest son's birthday (he'll be 13!! ACK!). We just have to decide when to do their birthday party. My son saw the 100 calorie cupcakes on the Biggest Loser and he wants those. I just have to find the recipe! I'm proud of him for wanting something like that tho! I think we'll do a cake and the cupcakes, so everyone has a choice.

Hoping to get back on the exercise wagon this week..

no wait... I don't hope.. I *WILL* get back to exercising this week!

Bigmid
10-25-2010, 01:00 AM
Hi everyone I'm off to bed now but just want you to know the results are posted and..............................................W E WON AGAIN fantastic effort from everyone:)

MamaP - I believe your mom time really does fly by the older I get

Jackie - I was invited to a party from one of my customers who does her house up major at Halloween. I'm taking Nancy with me and the theme is superfriend, hero, villan so we decided today to go as Buffy and Faith from buffy the vampire slayer. This works out great as I can just raid my own closet:) It sounds like your kids will have a blast on Halloween and like very good birthday choices too.

In keeping with the theme what is everyones favorite superhero/villan and what is your absolute favorite Halloween Treat.

I have to think of my own answer (to many treats to choose) so I'll get back to you once I sleep on it...lol

Rochester
10-25-2010, 07:20 AM
Congrats to this week's losers! :bravo: I wish I was on the Red Team so I'd have a chance of placing each week. :lol: The numbers posted by the Blue Team are amazing!

JackieHollow
10-25-2010, 09:59 AM
ROFL Rochester! I have thought the same thing!! There's no way I can compete with some of these numbers! I'm in awe.

WTG BLUE TEAM on another fantastic win!!! WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

My favorite superhero must be.... hmmmm Let me think about that and come back. Same with treats... there are so many!! hahah

OrganizedChaos
10-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Wow! Can't believe I am the winner this week! I am honored to represent all the bluesers!

In all fairness, I did have a 3 pound gain the week before, so believe me a 5 pound loss is not normal for me!

I am at work so can't do personals right now, but I hope everyone has a fantastic week and instead of dreading this weekend, just has fun and enjoys it!

Mercy03
10-25-2010, 03:41 PM
Congrats to this week's losers! :bravo: I wish I was on the Red Team so I'd have a chance of placing each week. :lol: The numbers posted by the Blue Team are amazing!

LOL! You are doing great,it's nice having you on our team.You alone have cancelled out MERCY"S and BIGMID'S weight gain.:D

Hi everyone,I am back.Mother is better,doesn't require my assistance in day to day living,so time to start taking care of me again.

I have been on a carb craze lately,put on at least 6 pounds in 3 weeks,so I hope to have a big loss next week.

How's everyone doing?

Bigmid
10-26-2010, 01:02 AM
Hi sorry I didn't post earlier still thinking of my answers. I didn't get much sleep yesterday so tired and *****y all day today. Better now but off to sleep will post tomorrow. Have a great night everyone

Rochester
10-26-2010, 01:06 AM
I'm on vacation this week so it's going to be a challenge to behave myself! :o I didn't do too terribly food-wise today. I ate lunch out and had a very scrumptious tomato-basil quiche with a side of fruit. I didn't exercise. Eight hours of shopping and first day of TOM so I took a three hour nap instead. (I am always soooooo tired on the first day of TOM!)

My favorite superhero is definitely Batman. I've seen all the movies countless times! And favorite Halloween treat (which I will not be eating this year!) are Reese's pumpkins. They taste so much better than the everyday Reese's (which are already ridiculously yummy!). :D

chinacat
10-26-2010, 10:49 AM
Congrats Blue Team!!! :dancer: I hope everyone is doing well. I'm sorry for MIA for so long. I do try & read the posts when I can. I started Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago. I thought maybe counting points right now would help me jump start my weight loss. I'm determined not to give up. I even bought a new scale. The only problem is that it says I weigh 4 pounds more than my old one. Hopefully by the end of this week I'll be on track. Take care and have a good week.

OrganizedChaos
10-26-2010, 12:33 PM
In keeping with the theme what is everyones favorite superhero/villan and what is your absolute favorite Halloween Treat.


My fav is Wonder Woman. She rocks!

And favorite Halloween treat (which I will not be eating this year!) are Reese's pumpkins. They taste so much better than the everyday Reese's (which are already ridiculously yummy!). :D
These are mine too. What is with that, the pumpkins and easter eggs are always way better than the regular rpb cups. They kill me, and are not a item I can even have 1 of. In years past it would not be unlike me to buy a package of them and keep them in my office at work. That bag would be gone in no time and never make it to my candy dish.

MamaP
10-26-2010, 12:50 PM
Favorite Superhero - Iron Man (well, actually Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man. Soooo sexy).

Favorite Halloween Treat - anything chocolate :). LOVE the Reeses too though. Also trying to avoid all treats this year so my dress for the Marine Corps Ball fits next week (Nov. 6).

JackieHollow
10-26-2010, 01:47 PM
I looove Reese's and Butterfingers. LOL And chocolate. Anything chocolate. Oh and I eat the fire out of those stupid smarties. LOL Basically, if it's candy... I like it! ;)

I'm in the process of making a new "journal" on paper... so I can view it at a glance. I have monthly calendars to write in "special days" (holidays, birthdays, special eating out days, etc) that might be a trial on my calorie counting. I've decided to do calorie cycling, so everyday I will have in the month long calendar the amount of calories I'm allowed that day. Also on the month calendar I'll write in my weight everyday (since I weigh everyday LOL) and highlight in some way the days TOM is here, and the days I exercise.

Then right behind the monthly calendar will be a weekly one. In these, I will put my weekly menu (I usually don't plan days, but since I'm doing calorie cycling I can put the higher caloric recipes on my "up" days), plus my exercise goals for the week.

Then after that will be my journal for the week. Which will include my food diary, activity diary, moods, whatever. On the cover of the 3ring binder, I'm goin gto paste a bunch of pictures of things that I'm looking forward to doing when I'm goal or closer to goal. So that will be my "inspiration" board.

JackieHollow
10-26-2010, 03:30 PM
OH!!! One more thing! I hit 40lbs lost today! :) WOOT WOOT hehe

Bigmid
10-27-2010, 01:45 AM
Congratulations on the 40lbs Jackie. That's awesome

Just stopping in to say goodnight. Busy day today so didn't get a chace to come and post. Will try for tomorrow.

Bigmid
10-28-2010, 12:56 AM
Wow nobody posted today that's unusual. Just another fly by time for bed again. I have been eating myself silly again this week but I know that I will be back in this full force next week. Then no more triggers until Christmas and I will be at goal by then:). At least I should have been. Talk to you all again tomorrow.

maryshady
10-28-2010, 06:35 AM
Just a quick "Hi"! figured out why I was eating like crazy last week. TOM came yesterday after only three weeks. And I was a mess emotionally on Tues. (of course not knowing tom was coming). I was so upset I was about to quit my job! Hope this isn't a preview to menopause! ugh if it is :(

Doing well eating wise and scale is moving down again.

Have a great Thursday!

maryshady
10-28-2010, 06:36 AM
Jackie-Congrats on hitting the 40 lb mark! What an awesome accomplishment!:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

Sameen
10-28-2010, 07:04 AM
Organized Chaos.... Congratulations for being this weeks loser!!!!:)
Jackie.. congratulations on the loss!!! i'm sure it feels fantasti

Mary... TOM can be a real pain in the backside. my whole eating cycle gets messed because of it! hehe!

Bigmid... Thank you!! everyone has my support!! i'm just sticking to my plan. being very disciplined... even though i haven't exercised in a month, i still try to stick to my plan. Am started to gym from the 1st. Hopefully it will get easier then. I do get some losses and gains during the week, so i think my body is just confused. I'm doing a lot of calorie cycling!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Soon2BFitChick
10-28-2010, 09:47 AM
Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been chatting much, always so much going on. Congrats to Jackie for hitting 40 lbs off! Yay!!!! :cp:

Hiya to Maryshady, Bigmid, Chinacat, Mercy, Sameen, Organized, MamaP, Rochester, babygrant, Shan, and anyone I missed, sorry!!! :wave:

Gotta get some more work done, so will talk to you all later!! :bubbles:

Hugs, Selina :hug:

JackieHollow
10-28-2010, 09:53 AM
Sameen, I'm fixing to start calorie cycling. I'd love any advice you may have! Trying something new is always intimdating. LOL

Thanks everyone for the congrats on the 40. I haven't been this weight in I can't even remember when. It's been several years tho. I guess it all just feels possible now, ya know? My mind keeps playing tricks on me, too. I keep *THINKING* I'm in the 280s (even tho it's been 1.5 months since I was lol), and then catch myself. lol I'm not seeing a difference in my body, but my husband says he is. I'm going to take progress pictures tomorrow nad see if I can see a difference.

How is our team doing? It's been really quiet around here..

MamaP
10-28-2010, 10:33 AM
Congrats Jackie on the 40 lbs. It's a great milestone. Next: - 50!

JackieHollow
10-28-2010, 10:42 AM
50 just seems unreal!! 51 and I will be 1/3 of the way to goal! :D (gosh that's scary! lol). Then another 6 lbs and I'll have less than 100 lbs to lose! (that's the way I have to think of this. Little bitty steps to keep excited about. LOL

Bigmid
10-29-2010, 12:05 AM
Hi all, still eating like crazy not sure what I'll do on Sunday yet I think I should post just to make it official and to make myself accountable. I really think I'm going through a winterizing phase only for my body plus TOM this week coming up. I feel really good about refocusing on the 1st. Off to bed but will be back tomorrow for personals. Have a great night everyone.

Mercy03
10-29-2010, 10:20 AM
50 just seems unreal!! 51 and I will be 1/3 of the way to goal! :D (gosh that's scary! lol). Then another 6 lbs and I'll have less than 100 lbs to lose! (that's the way I have to think of this. Little bitty steps to keep excited about. LOL

Congratulation on the 40!:carrot: I like your way on thinking, little goals instead of a large one that is hard to visualize.

Bigmid
10-31-2010, 02:23 AM
Hi sorry I didn't make it back yesterday for personals. It has been a crazy week and I think also that I am feeling very guilty now about my huge gain this week. I will be putting the team in danger of losing this week yet I really need to hold myself accountable.

I am really excited about starting over and refocusing on my goal weight. I should have easily made it by Christmas now I will be lucky to get there by February. That's okay though it means I get to do another challange after this one and that I will be doing thing the right way. Slow and steady.

Happy Halloween everyone and don't forget to WI today.

Rochester
10-31-2010, 09:52 AM
Vacation and TOM. I'm afraid to get on the scale. I'm taking a freebie this week. Sorry team! :(

JackieHollow
10-31-2010, 10:55 AM
Well, I was expectking a big whoosh this week and it didn't happen. I'm trying not to let it bother me and just keep on. It will all come off, with time.

Muffentop
10-31-2010, 02:40 PM
Happy Halloween!!

Congrats to the Blue Team for winning the last weigh in... way to go everyone! Also a big congrats to Jackie on the 40 lb loss. Your doing awesome, and are such an inspiration!

Have a great week everybody & keep up the great work

NancyO
10-31-2010, 05:32 PM
Happy Halloween Blue Team!

Hope everyone had a great week. I gained a pound, which sucks. I had an eye infection which put me in a crappy mood, so I didn't excersise or eat very well. It's gone now, so I'm back on track!

Have a great Halloween night!

fitin2008
10-31-2010, 05:44 PM
Hi everyone,
We had computer problems this week. Just got everything working again and just in time to post for weigh in. It's been a rough week and I'm up a little. Looking forward to a fresh start next week. Along with all of the Halloween Candy out of the house.

Congratulations Muffentop for getting to wonderland. Way to go!
Congratulatons to Jackie for 40 lbs off! Small steps is what motivates me too.

Happy Halloween everyone:spid:

JackieHollow
10-31-2010, 06:20 PM
Awwwww Thanks Muffen!! Thanks to fit also! :)

I was up and down all week, and still finished the week off at 40lbs lost. I was hoping it owuld be more, but baby steps, correct?

I've got a new eating/exercising/whatever plan in place and I'm starting tomorrow. Calorie cycling. I hope it works well for me! :D

lolcat
10-31-2010, 06:45 PM
Well phoo. My computer is pretty much toast, I haven't been able to do anything all week. It's old, so I knew I needed a new one, just having difficulty justifying the expense. Guess I don't have much choice now, just gotta figure out what to get and what I need with it.
Anyway had to borrow a friend's to post. Sorry I missed out on the week :(