Chicks up for a Challenge - Sexy by St. Paddy's Day

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01-20-2011, 03:14 AM
I want to lose 15 lbs by St Paddy's Day! Who's with me?!?!?!?!

Just post Starting Weight and Current Weight

For the sexy Irish Las in us all!

Our Lady Bonbon
01-20-2011, 09:22 PM
My favorite minor holiday! Of course I'll join in; this way, I'll look a little better in that green dress I've been wanting to buy for ages.
SW: 195.0
CW: Same (for now!)

01-20-2011, 09:29 PM
Love it!


Just bought a new scale today - my scale broke yesterday. I actually have a blue dress hanging on my wall that I have looked at every day for the past year it seems like. It buttons, but the buttons don't quite fit. I REALLY want to wear it for St. Paddy's. I'll check back in tomorrow, stay strong~

01-20-2011, 09:38 PM
SW: 165.8
CW: 165.8
GW: 155


01-20-2011, 11:16 PM
Not doing so hot lately with dropping the pounds, so my goal is about one a week.

SW: 173.5
GW: 165.5

01-20-2011, 11:26 PM
Great idea!! I'm shooting for a 20 pound loss... 10 pounds a month is do-able for me.


01-20-2011, 11:27 PM
It is a little too late for me to look sexy by Valentine's day, but I think I culd totally do fifteen by St. Paddy's Day. I wish I was Irish so I would have a little bit more luck.

01-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Hey guys - I am so happy to see that I have friends on this goal! I did pretty good yesterday. Stay focused and positive!

SW - 199
CW - 198

01-21-2011, 05:17 PM
Sure! I'll make a goal of being sexy for the bar! :D

I have a goal of 13 lbs lost. (up to 2 lbs down per week)

CW: 188
GW: 175!

I'm pumped!

01-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Hey Sexy Irish Gals -

Just checking happy to see that we have another participant!

Cosmicgal and Our Lady- don't forget to stay positive! You don't need Irish luck. Everything you need is in you. And we are all here to lend a helping hand. I am just starting out ...but for the 1 millionth time. Its nice to have some other Jr. members here with me :-)

and Prepping, I couldn't be more happy that you are setting goals that work for you. It is so inspiring to see those who are well on their way to their goals. You make me believe!

Thanks everyone. Have a great Friday night!


01-22-2011, 02:06 AM
Hey guys...may I join? :)

SW: 204
CW: 204

01-22-2011, 04:50 PM
Hi lluvy-

You can absolutely join! Just choose a goal that works for you to lose in 8 weeks.

I'm looking forward to losing with you!

01-22-2011, 05:35 PM
SW: 204
CW: 202.5
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day:cupgold:

01-22-2011, 07:49 PM
My goal is to lose more than 14 pounds by St. Patty's Day to be in Onderland! That's just a little less than 2 pounds per week...


motivated chickie
01-23-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm in for this challenge. I'm going on vacation to Florida the week after St. Patrick's Day and I need accountability. I'm shooting for 15 pounds, which is doable if I stick to my running program.

SW: 144
CW: 144
GW: 129

I'll post my weight on Thursdays.

01-23-2011, 12:22 PM
I'm in! This is the 3rd challenge I'm currently in, lol. I want to lose 20 pounds by St. Patrick's day. I'm at 271.4, so that puts me at 251.4.

01-23-2011, 04:30 PM
Hi Jomatho, Motivated and fitwayoflife! Welcome!

Just keep checking in to stay reminded of your goals. Its so great to have you guys with us!

Our Lady Bonbon
01-23-2011, 04:51 PM
Thanks, Musicangel! I agree-- It's wonderful to have fellow Junior members here to support each other. Good luck with your goals, ladies-- not that you need it!
SW: 195.0
CW: 194.0
GW: 179.0

01-23-2011, 10:28 PM
SW - 190
CW - 189
GW - 170

I'm having a slow couple of days, fluctuating and getting frustrated by it :frypan: Hopefully I'll have a little bit of a whoosh coming up - classes start tomorrow, so maybe the extra walking I'll be doing around campus will help me out.

01-24-2011, 01:02 PM
I would love to join!!! I am looking forward to a challenge. I need the motivation and the accountability because my will power is low. I will post my starting weight today. We just moved and I have yet to unpack the scale.

01-24-2011, 08:54 PM
SW: 204
CW: 201.5
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

01-24-2011, 09:03 PM
I want to lose about 11 pounds, hopefully it will turn out to be more but 11 sounds like a good number at the moment.

Sw: 164.8
Cw: 164.8
Gw: 154

01-25-2011, 02:53 PM
Hi All!

SW: 188.0
CW: 188.2
GW: 175

oops! a bit of a movement in the wrong direction. I expect my weight is going to be funny in the next couple weeks as I'm starting an exercise program before it starts leveling out and becoming consistent. Anxiously looking forward to that day!

How's everyone doing with their plans??

01-25-2011, 03:03 PM
I'm in!

SW: 171
CW: 165
GW: 125

01-25-2011, 04:04 PM
Mind if I join? I'm gonna aim for 14lbs by St. Paddy's Day. Works out at 2lbs a week. Definately achievable.

SW: 210
CW: 210
GW: 196

Wishing everyone luck. :D

01-25-2011, 10:13 PM
SW: 204
CW: 200.75
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

01-26-2011, 12:10 AM
Hi Everyone!

Sorry I haven't been around, I have been a bit busy. lluvyblu, great job! Keep it up!

BekiCT, mdchick, lvmommy, Jessica88 and Kimberly2011, we are so happy to have you join us! Let us know how you are doing whenever you want.

prepping, don't worry about a little move in the wrong direction. If you stay the course those little blips will be overshadowed by all of your accomplishments. I have had some trouble staying motivated as my scale has been up and down this week so I know how you feel!

St. Paddy's Day is on Thursday, so if anyone doesn't know which day they want to weigh in, that is gonna be my day...otherwise you can weigh in whenever you want!

Great job everyone!

01-26-2011, 10:41 AM
SW - 190
CW - 187
GW - 170

Everyone's doing great!! I'm planning to have a cheat day on St. Paddy's Day if I can get to my goal weight - I usually don't let myself cheat because a cheat day for me usually turns into a binge-fest. But, I'll be 60 pounds down, and I think that warrants a cheat!

Keep up the good work, everyone!

01-26-2011, 11:19 AM
So what's everyone planning on wearing for St. Paddy's?? I find that I'm always looking last minute for something green to wear. And I'm so anxiously looking forward to being 175 for it!

SW: 188
CW: 185.6 (Yay!)
GW: 175

01-26-2011, 11:21 AM
I'm in, too! St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorites (hey, I'm Irish!) and this will give me something to work towards!
I will aim for 15# by then.
SW: 230
CW: 230
GW: 215

01-26-2011, 12:56 PM
You know I kind of fail at challenges. I should have have put up my starting weight and goal weight, when I joined. Sorry guys! I'll get the swing of things eventually.

SW: 176
CW: 176
GW: 165

If I make it...I will buy myself a nice new green top to wear! Or maybe a cute pin for the front of my shirt.

01-26-2011, 01:13 PM
I am new as of today, but count me in!

01-26-2011, 02:20 PM
count me in!

01-27-2011, 10:50 AM
Gained a pound!!!! That is okay, still time to get it off and get back on target.

Our Lady Bonbon
01-27-2011, 11:48 AM
SW: 195
CW: 192.5...
GW: 179
The scale has been waffling for what seems like AGES, but I finally started losing again after I started a weight training program yesterday, despite TOM, too! :carrot:

01-27-2011, 12:05 PM
SW: 204
CW: 200.5
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

01-27-2011, 12:56 PM
SW: 173.5
CW: 171.7
GW: 165.5

FINALLY dropped a little this morning after being stalled out for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping that I keep up this downward trend.

01-27-2011, 10:40 PM
Hi everyone!

So, TOM threw one of those mega-wrenches and really slowed things down for me this week. But I'm sure that as the week continues I will see the scale move accordingly :-)

SW 199
CW 198
GW 185

mdchick, wow - I love hearing that you will be down 60 lbs. It is so inspiring and such a help to stay on track!

For St. Paddy's Day I actually have a really cute blue dress from express that doesnt quite button correctly in certain places... You know... I really want to wear that dress with some green accessories and green nailpolish and eye makeup.

Spooky, Diamond40, hilariousness - so nice to have you!

Cosmicgal, remember that you can do this. Just don't stop trying. I'm sure you wont fail at this challenge. Just keep checking in and you will make progress!

Our Lady Bonbon, I am so happy you are starting to see that progress! I have been dealing with Pre-TOM for about 4 weeks now, so I know exactly how it feels to have no control over the scale, no matter how "good" I am. It keeps me on track knowing that you pushed through! - you're rocking this!

audri8301 - its great to hear that you had a promising loss this week! Hopefully I will remember that when I hit a plateau.

Ok - I'll be back on tomorrow. I love that you guys are keeping this challenge so active!

Have a healthy, fun weekend!

01-28-2011, 04:29 PM
Okay. LOL I lost the pound I gained yesterday. So maybe it was just water weight or whatever. HNot so Hulk Smash any more. How are you ladies doing with everything?

01-29-2011, 08:49 AM
My goal is to lose more than 14 pounds by St. Patty's Day to be in Onderland! That's just a little less than 2 pounds per week...


Okay my first week to weigh in and of course it is TTOM, but I will take any loss I can get...:dizzy:
CW:212.8 (I was actually 211.8 yesterday, but I think TOM messed that up!)

01-29-2011, 09:21 AM
SW: 173.5
CW: 170.9
GW: 165.5

musicangel - Thanks! I guess we just have to keep pushing through, even when things don't seem to want to change and know that they will eventually. :-)

01-29-2011, 02:04 PM
SW: 204
CW: 200.25ish
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

I just have one thing to say....I hate TOM :(

01-31-2011, 10:44 AM
SW - 190
CW - 185
GW - 170

On pace to make goal, so that's good :) Everyone's doing well... keep up the good work!!!

Our Lady Bonbon
01-31-2011, 04:14 PM
Musicangel-- Thank you! I'm sorry to hear that TOM has messed with you, too. It's so frustrating when you try your hardest and still have trouble seeing results. I'm confident that you'll succeed, though, and you'll look fabulous in your little blue dress. Actually, you kind of inspired me yesterday when I went shopping with my friend.
Funny story, kinda... So, my best friend and I were hitting the clearance racks at Belk when she had the idea that we each pick out a dress for the other one-- only it had to be the most hideous one we could find. I found her a ruffled monstrosity with purple plaid, and she found me a frumpy little black number with civil-war-style buttons on the bodice. I thought it was hideous until I tried it on ;) I loved it. Yes, it's 2 sizes smaller than the dresses I own, and yes, it makes me look like a stuffed sausage ATM, but 10 lbs from now, I think I'll look pretty good in it. Since it was clearance, I bought it for 8 dollars and hung it up on my closet door. She loved her purple one and got it, too. I, too, have a "goal dress," to wear on St. Patty's Day! Thanks to you, I have an extra source of motivation.
As for the rest of you ladies, keep on trucking!! You're all an inspiration to me :D
SW: 195.0
CW: 191.0 (-4 lbs)

01-31-2011, 04:25 PM
Hello girls

Is there room for someone from England? Loving your St Patricks Day challenge I'd like to join if I may, I shall be in Ireland for St Patricks Day I fly in that morning to Country Kerry, my father was a proud Kerryman. My cousin will pick me up from the airport I shall be at my aunts house for about 09.30am, for breakfast parade first then out drinking!!!!

I lost 3lbs last week and I will weigh myself Thursday morning.

01-31-2011, 04:25 PM
OurLadyBonbon-That dress sounds awesome!

Another pound down. So

Don't know if it is really weight loss or What but I am happy with it.

01-31-2011, 04:33 PM
checkin in!

Sw: 164.8
Cw: 162.6
Gw: 154

01-31-2011, 09:59 PM
SW: 204
CW: 199.25....what what!!!
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

01-31-2011, 10:44 PM
I'd like to join...I'm thinking that I can lose 16 lbs by St. Patrick's Day...

SW: 206.5
CW: 206.5
GW: 190

02-01-2011, 02:29 AM
I think St. Patrick's Day is a great short term goal day. I'm hoping to lose 14 pounds by then.

SW: 199
CW: 199
GW: 185

02-01-2011, 03:35 AM
I'll join too. I'm in the process of training for a half marathon which is three days after St Patrick's day so I'm hoping to be in really good shape by then. My current weight is 137, I'll set a goal of being no more than 125 which is my goal weight. My weight loss not go as planned with all my running and eating more- we shall see. Watch this space! :) Good luck everyone!

02-01-2011, 12:30 PM
So I have been wallowing in TOM-ness, but its finally over! But not after I had a super meltdown to my band last night. Being a front woman is very mindcrushing sometimes. Being a front woman who needs to lose weight can be even more stressful.

SW - 199
CW - 194
GW - 185

Our Lady - You are awesome! I love that you found an awful dress that turned out to be a great goal dress. And it looks like you are making some great progress.

Cosmicgal - keep up the work. We are all behind you and we know you can do it! A one pound loss is definitely a loss. And it should be celebrated!

Jomatho - I know exactly how you feel with TOM. Just remember to be as on point as you can. TOM will end, and then you will be so happy with the results!

audri8301, lluvyblu, mdchick and Jessica88, thanks so much for checking in and keeping us all motivated! Great work!

micheleherts, milasmommy87, changergirl and bananapancakes, we are so happy to have you! Feel free to check in any time you want to send us an update!

Ok. So I have got to start checking in more often, because my replies are getting ridiculously long :-)

02-01-2011, 01:12 PM
I had made a response to everyone last night but I guess something got in the way of me hitting reply because it obviously isn't there! So a truncated version is, WELCOME to all the newbies and WAY TO GO for everyone else! :D:D

I'm going to be more of a cheerleader here I guess because I've made a promise to myself that I will not be weighing in until Feb 28th! I recently had a revelation that I have totally been underestimating the amount of calories that I am having each day (full blurb if you're interested ( So now I will be tracking my calories to make sure I'm on the right track and focusing on my strength training and other phsical activities.

I'll be guaging my success by how I feel and how my clothes fit until I do an official weigh in on feb 28th to see if it's working as well as I am confident it will! I just want to separate myself from the number on the scale as I feel that the way it has been going I will not be happy with my progress until the scale shows me that I'm allowed to. :p

Altered version of our track system:
Current size: too tight :p
Goal: increased energy and to get back in my smaller jeans!

02-01-2011, 04:07 PM
I like that idea very much Prepping. I don't think I will be posting my weight every day, but I do end up weighing myself everyday because I use my Wii to track it.

I am sure you will be back in the smaller jeans in no time.

02-01-2011, 04:21 PM
Good plan :) My birthday is March 31st and I have a goal of 20 pounds lost.. so, St Pattys day, 15 pounds lighter would be right on track!! here it goes!!

Starting weight- 223
Goal weight- 208

I way in on Thursdays so Ill start keeping track there.
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02-01-2011, 04:31 PM
Down half a pound at WI last night. I know I'm doing everything right so I am going to keep on trucking and add in some activity.
Started Jillian's 30 day shred today. HOLY CRAP is it hard.
SW: 230.4
CW: 229.8
GW: 215

Also adding a new goal: only get weighed at WW. No more weighing myself several times a day or being happy if I get a lower number or depressed if I get a higher one. I can't control how fast the weight comes off, I can only control my behaviors.

02-01-2011, 10:38 PM
Today's weight was worth mentioning


I can taste it! :drool:

02-01-2011, 10:45 PM
Cw- 233

02-02-2011, 04:14 PM
SW: 176
CW: 172
GW: 165

Four pounds down!!I might be into the sixties by next week. That would be exciting!

Our Lady Bonbon
02-02-2011, 06:15 PM
CosmicGal-- That's the hope! Thank you :D I see you've been making some progress, too. Way to go, and I hope you make the sixties by next week.
Musicangel-- *blushes* Why thank you! Funny how those things work, isn't it? I've been pretty happy with my progress so far, and I hope that all of us see that blasted number on the scale go down.
SW: 195
CW: 188.5
GW: 179.0

02-02-2011, 06:56 PM
There's some nice losses in here!!!! Woo Hoo! :D

I am quite proud of myself as I have been tracking all my calories, went for yoga and strength training over the last couple days, and have been following some new low cal recipes to spice up our chicken dinners! I feel pretty darn good!

Was at the mall briefly today looking at all the clothes and felt so excited for when I get to go on a shopping spree for a bunch of new clothes to fit the smaller me. :D

02-03-2011, 02:37 AM
hi~! I'd like to join as well.. Since I'm just starting (as of yesterday) my goal is to stay on track with my eating/exercise plan and plan for a loss of 1-2 pounds a week.

Good Luck everyone !

02-03-2011, 03:46 AM
I am IN!! 15 lbs


Mini Goal: SHUN THE 200s FOREVER!!

02-03-2011, 04:29 PM
Another loss to report :carrot:

02-03-2011, 04:35 PM
Still going down so that is a good thing. Not much of a loss today. Almost out of the 170's so woot! Hope you guys are doing well! keep up the hard work.

02-04-2011, 02:48 PM
Okay bad me. Was doing so good. Then i go out wtih the family and SURE I"D love to eat four slices of pizza and drink soda and hae that calorie filled coffee. It would be awesome!

So back up to 172 that is a 1.3 pound gain. Back to the drawing board and no one to blame but me!

02-04-2011, 07:40 PM
SW: 204
CW: 198.5
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

CosmicGal Good for you for not giving up. I keep trying to tell myself that. If I mess up one day...just try again tomorrow. We can do this :D

Our Lady Bonbon
02-05-2011, 12:50 PM
Wow, gals! Congratulations on your losses.
Also, congratulations, CosmicGal, for hopping right back on the wagon. That's the difference between a loser and a winner. A loser stays down, but a winner just takes it as another day and tries again the next day.
prepping-- Wow! You're on fire with your workout. Great job!
So this week hasn't been a good week. I've been sticking to plan SO WELL, strength training, doing c25k plus other cardio, and I'm GAINING! :( I'm so frustrated. I ran for 20 minutes straight last night (that's the longest I've ever run), power walked for 10 minutes and did an hour of strength training, and yet the scale went up again. I guess my hormones are acting up or I'm retaining water or something. I normally eat little meals every day, but today I'm going to try eating three big ones and see if that helps. . . I hear that switching things up can break a plateau.

02-05-2011, 06:51 PM
Just checking in!

SW - 190
CW - 183
GW - 170

Everyone's doing so well... Keep it up!!

02-06-2011, 07:34 AM
Checking in for the week:

SW: 214
CW: 208 :carrot:
GW: 199

Bonbon, it will happen, you are doing great! You are really upping the intensity of your workouts, make sure you are eating enough and drinking plenty! Keep it up!
Cosmicgal, one little slip in a long journey is no big deal, try to look at the big picture! Remember this feeling next time you are tempted! You can do this! Oh, I see you lost four before that, way to go!!!!
mdchick, looking good!!!
lluvy a third of the way to your goal!
Prepping, you should feel darn good! Nice work this week!
WELCOME everyone else!!! We can do this!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot:
Five and a half weeks til St. Patrick's Day, will you make your goal???:luck2you:

Spooky, half a pound in the right direction is all that matters! Keep it up!

02-06-2011, 02:07 PM
Oops, totally forgot I joined this thread. I started at 137, down to 135.6. At this point it's slow and steady, but I'll absolutely take that over nothing or a gain! Congratulations to you all on your losses so far! :)

02-07-2011, 12:32 PM
5.5 weeks to go? We can do this!

I have had a great week. Logging all my calories, making a good effort working out, feeling pretty good overall with my actions! My DH says that I look like I've lost a bit (I don't see it yet) and my clothes feel just a tad looser (I think) - and since I told DH to hide the scale, I'll have to assume that the numbers are going in the right direction.

Even so, yesterday I changed shirts twice before everyone came over for Super Bowl. I am so anxiously looking forward to when my lovehandles go away! From experience, that seems to happen between 170-175 lbs. I swear, I dream of that day. :p *sigh* Well, at least I'll be that much closer by the end of this challenge! That's something to certainly look forward to!

How's everyone doing?

02-07-2011, 01:36 PM
Okay up another pound. I am back to 173. that is okay. well not okay, but I can work on this and get out of the 170's in two weeks. I know I can it is a little upsetting but i am not out, even if I am a little down!

I'm am going to fix my ticker to reflect my gain.

02-07-2011, 02:01 PM
Hey all!

SW 199
CW 194
GW 185

So Superbowl Sunday was a doozy! But rather than obsess about my daily weight fluctuation I am really trying to focus on weekly weight changes.

Luckily there shouldn't be too many more parties that involve any more than a few rum and diets... But between mimosas and beer and chips and texas toast bruscetta, etc, I definitely backtracked a little. I guess it won't be the last time...and it's definitely not the first!

Thanks to everyone who has been keeping this thread so active! I had a kind of crazy week last week. It's good to feel a little back to normal!

02-07-2011, 06:11 PM
Hey all, assuming itís not too late to join this challenge Iíd love to participate. I feel 15 pounds by St. Pattyís Day is definitely doable for me given where I am at right now in my weight loss right now, which is just starting out. I lost almost all my weight before and then gained it back (LONG story) but Iím hoping this challenge will give me the edge to really give myself a big BOOST into round 2. I feel that if I have other people to report too, I will hold myself much more accountable for how much work Iím actually putting into my weight loss. So on that note, here are my stats:

SW: 190
CW: 190
GW (for this challenge) : 175

Goodluck everyone! :drinkup:

02-07-2011, 09:01 PM
SW: 204
CW: 199.0
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

02-07-2011, 09:23 PM
You are rockin this lluvyblu!

02-07-2011, 10:43 PM
Ugh, thanks Musicangel, but it doesn't feel like it lol. It feels like this is going so slow! Grar.

02-08-2011, 05:38 PM
Welcome ParkTrot! Looking forward to hearing your successes!

Yesterday I did my yoga, did my best to fit in enough calories (I just barely made it to 1200 -- my goal is 1350), and I have today's food all planned out with a trip to the gym tonight. I'm pumped! This is actually happening!

02-08-2011, 05:39 PM
Sw: 164.8
Cw: 157
Gw: 154

02-09-2011, 12:46 AM
I just want to send out how happy I am that everyone is staying on track with their goals! Even if some (like myself) are going a little bit slower than others, I think everyone is doing a great job keeping each other motivated and focused!

Jessica88 - You are doing amazing!

Prepping, it's so great that you are staying so active. I have no doubt that you will hit your goal.

lluvyblu, with 5 lbs down already you are definitely rockin this!

Parktrot - I second the warm welcome. It's never too late to challenge yourself and join up!

Cosmicgal, I know sticking with it probably seems tough sometimes. I have day to day gains and losses too. One thing that I do is I pick a day where my weight "counts" (Thursdays) and use the other days to just stay focused and on track. That includes day-to-day losses as well as gains. Since I started doing the daily weighs that way I no longer feel like failure when I am up one pound. And on average, I generally end up losing a pound or two from the last weigh in. It's the weekly average that counts, and the average loss over time. Not only what happened in the last 12 hours. I hope that makes sense :-) Anyway, you're doing great

Bananapancakes - Thanks for checking in!

Jomatho - um, killer! already halfway there!

mdchick88 - almost halfway there since the last time you checked in. Great work!

Our Lady Bonbon, don't worry about the scale not seeming 100% correct when you start working out a little harder. I have found that sometimes, the lactic acid buildup after an increase in my running (tomorrow I go out for 3 miles for the first time in over a year) can cause a few unstable days with weight loss. A lot of water AND SLEEP can help that. Your muscles may not have the rest they need to repair, and the water is really important too. Sometimes adding an extra high fiber, fat and protein snack. Also - when increasing exercise, I have found that adding natural close to the earth fats can kick up the weight loss a little bit. Just make sure not to combine the fats with processed carbohydrates.

Love you all! Thanks for keeping me on track!

02-09-2011, 11:11 AM
Musicangel, I always love your posts :P

02-09-2011, 02:27 PM
You know MusicAngel I think you are right! I'll pick a day and that will be the day my weight will count. The rest if something i have to do to get the little sticker on the calendar. XD:hug: Thanks I was feeling bad, not I feel a bit better.

02-09-2011, 03:16 PM
So I know I've told my DH to hide the scale for a month in an attempt to focus on logging calories and working out without worrying about the scale number.... but.... I have a bit of a confession. :p I maaaaay have snuck onto my mum's scale this morning. :o I just needed some sign that my weight is finally moving!!! Well.... It has! It read 184 lbs! I haven't seen that number in MONTHS. Since it's a different scale there could certainly be a margin of error but it's never been much different from my own in the past.

So I'm not telling my DH. And I'm not updating my ticker either. LoL. But I feel pretty darn good anyway.

Jessica88, you are doing amazing!! So... considering you still have more than a month left, are you going to be changing up your goal a bit?

Musicangel, You're always so supportive! love it! :D

Cosmic, It would drive me nutty seeing the fluctuations too. I personally relax more when it's a weekly weigh in... but sometimes I still hop on the scale for a peak in between.

02-11-2011, 04:10 PM
Okay Today is the weigh in that is going to count. I chose Fridays. I am 172. LOL with all the gains this week I am actually kind of okay with that. I was up to 175 there for a bit and now I am back down to my ticker weight.


02-12-2011, 07:24 PM
It's been a while since I've stopped by here, but I'm officially halfway!! Not only am I halfway to my St Paddy's goal, but I'm also halfway to my overall goal!!!! Woohoo, I'm so excited! I just read through what's happened since I've been here, and everyone is kicking butt!

jomatho - you're halfway to your St. Paddy's goal too... way to go!!

bananapancakes - you're sooo close to goal, and you're now at my goal :) also I love your username

jessica88 - you've always inspired me... when I joined 3fc I remember seeing that we were at similar weights, then I fell off the wagon, came back, and you're so tiny!!! It's so amazing that you've lost 130 lbs!!

lluvyblu - ONEDERLAND!! doesn't that feel awesome?! good job! That was the greatest mini-goal so far for me.

prepping - That's so exciting! You have waaaay more willpower than I do, I get on the scale at least 10 times a day.

Cosmic - 3 pounds is awesome! Good job getting through the fluctuations, they can be soo frustrating. I usually don't fluctuate too much, but even going up 1/2 a pound drives me NUTS. Congrats for sticking with it!

musicangel - I'm going to agree with everyone else, you're so supportive! And you're doing really well on your loss... AND you get your ticker soon. Woohoo!

Sorry for the rambling, I'm just excited for all of us lol

02-12-2011, 09:21 PM
I've been hiding from here since I joined because I gained about 4 pounds after I set my goal weight. I had just started to exercise daily and I think my body was adjusting to it. I'm going to readjust my goal weight, just by a couple pounds, to make it realistic.

SW: 199
CW: 197.5
GW: 188

02-13-2011, 09:52 AM
Checking in for the week. I actually gained a few pounds in the middle of this week, not sure why, was on plan all week, but overall, still ended up lower than last week. I'll take it!
SW: 214
CW: 206.2
GW: 199

Watch out Onderland, here I come! :carrot:

02-13-2011, 02:02 PM
I need to get back in this. I've been slacking for a few days. In the past, however, if I would start to slack, I would just give up. But now I'm in this for good so if I mess up, it just means I have to try even harder to make up for it.

You guys are doing awesome though :)

Our Lady Bonbon
02-13-2011, 06:59 PM
You were right, Musicangel! It took a while to adjust, but luckily I have started losing again :D Thanks for being so supportive; you're awesome.
SW: 195.0
CW: 185.5

02-13-2011, 07:16 PM
SW: 204
CW: 198.5
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

02-15-2011, 05:41 PM
My offical weigh in is Friday. But i was doing my work outs and just thought I would see, as I haven't weighed in a few days. I was down four pounds. I am out of 170 and offically have my toe in the 160's!!!!

So far i am just a little more than half way there! woot!

SW: 176
CW: 168
GW: 165

02-15-2011, 09:03 PM
Hello all my "Irish" hotties!

Thanks for the kind words - It makes me happy knowing mine help...

Cosmicgal, so happy for you! What a great accomplishment. Sometimes we just have to unwrap our minds and push through until the next hurdle is leveled.

lluvyblu I am right there with you. I have been a super-slacker. Last week I was "sick" all day, woke up with an awesome weigh, and then literally ate my way through the weekend. Aargh! But its never too late to jump back in. These little "setbacks" are part of the process...or so I have to believe :-) And most of the time we aren't as far back as we originally thought. (A lot of that was for me too...cuz I seriously need it!)

Our Lady Bonbon - F*@? Yeah! I love those days when our beliefs are proven wrong through sheer determination. And I'm happy to be there for you! You're quite awesome yourself!

Changergirl, no worries - its all part of the process. We're just glad to have you back!

Everyone else, keep up the great work!

My thought for the week. Process vs. Product. We all want to be in that gorgeous dress or bikini ready when we wake up tomorrow. But in all reality, I would not only not know how to physically maintain it, but I would also probably gain it all back due to my inability to understand how to deal with such a change psychologically.

So that brings me to how utterly important this process is. Learning how to live a happy, healthy and most important, SUSTAINABLE lifestyle. As a musician I feel the need to be perfect and create perfect products in every aspect of my life. And maybe that is why I am here.

I learned once that if the process works, the product will happen inevitably. But the process needs to be the focus - not the product. My week is going to focus more on my process than the final goal. How can I better live my life...just for today.

Love you all!

02-18-2011, 10:08 AM
SW - 190
CW - 177.8
GW - 170

About 8 pounds left, about one month til St Paddy's. I think I might make it!!

02-20-2011, 10:21 AM
This weeks updated stats:
SW: 214
CW: 205.4 slow week for me :(, but then I look at my SW and feel better :)
GW: 199

02-20-2011, 04:28 PM
SW: 204
CW: 197
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

I don't think I'm gonna make it to my goal...waah.

02-20-2011, 11:29 PM
lluvy - you might not quite make it to your goal, but you'll be soo close! Plus, you're in Onederland now, which is a huge accomplishment!!!

02-21-2011, 10:45 AM
mdchick, I just looked at your progress pics. You're only halfway to goal? You look like you're pretty much there lol. You look great! Love that shirt too.

02-21-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks lluvyblu!! lol, that picture was taken from a verrry flattering angle. I think I might not get all the way to 130 - I'm going to try and base my goal on size, not on weight. I'm usually so obsessed with the number on the scale, but in reality, my weight isn't tattooed on my forehead. If I'm a toned size 6 (I wishhhh) it's not going to make a difference to anyone but me if I weigh 120 pounds or 150 pounds. I've always weighed more than most people my size, and I think 130 on me might be too small. We'll see, I'll probably reevaluate when I get to 150ish

Also, where is everyone?! The thread has died down and I want to know how everyone's doing!

02-22-2011, 01:22 PM
Hi guys!

I know - the thread is kind of quieting down...I guess its that time when everyone feels a little less than motivated..

I know that in the matter of one day, for no particular reason, I gained about 5 lbs. It may have something to do with my unusually long TOM cycle, but I don't know. I am really feeling pretty discouraged.

lluvyblu, just do your best - you never know if you will have a really great week that could turn everything around. Just don't give up!

mdchick, the pics really do look great. Congrats on all of your progress! You are inspiring.

jomatho, you have come quite far. Almost 10 lbs down! You are doing great. Slow weeks happen. That is part of the process. Stay the course and you will get to your destination.

Thanks for checking in everyone. You're all doing great!

02-22-2011, 06:58 PM
Musicangel, you know you didn't gain 5# of fat, it's just water weight and sounds like hormones are a likely culprit. Just stay on plan, drink lots of water and ride it out. I gained and lost 2 pounds last week in the matter of 1 day. Up 2 pounds in the morning, used the bathroom about 50 times that day (no kidding) and the next day it was gone. Wasn't TOM and I try to watch my sodium so the only thing I could pin it on was that I had introduced weight lifting into my routine that week and I was really sore that day, like can't bend to sit down into my recliner sore :lol:. Muscles hold water when you work them. I sure am learning a lot about my body! Anyways, I am rambling, but just wanted to cheer you on :cheer: and tell you to stay the course and that water will be gone in no time!

02-23-2011, 11:02 AM
Hey all!

Thanks for the cheering jomatho! I actually dropped a lot of that water weight and feel a lot better. I am slightly off track, but not nearly as much as I thought.

I have been feeling a little pressured due to a show this weekend. Our first in months... I think I can let go and just enjoy the chance to get back on stage

I think I'm gonna start another board just so that everyone doesn't have to scroll to page 7 to read whats up.

Thanks for sticking it out with me ladies!


02-23-2011, 10:54 PM
Hey everyone, just checking in real quick. I feel like when i'm ashamed of my day i avoid coming on here. i don't want to confess my badness lol. i am honestly proud of myself for actually holding myself accountable and not letting one screw up make me throw in the towel. i've never lost this much weight in "one go" before (i know its only about 10 pounds..but im still proud.) my dad even said i look like i've lost weight...he's the one that told me that i'm developing "a belly" so it makes me feel good that he's noticing. oh my gosh..i'm rambling. just wanted to check in! you guys are great!

02-24-2011, 12:25 PM
Hey everyone!

Lluvyblu, I completely know you feel! I had a whole week like that last week. Actually, ever since the damn superbowl I have been running after the proverbial wagon trying to jump back on. (Now that's an embarrassing mental picture!) I actually caught the wagon this week and you wouldn't believe how quickly I was back on track within mere days. Sometimes those slipups are a minor necessity. Remember, we are learning a new way of life.

Great work coming here and staying on track - that's what making progress is all about. And you are getting closer and closer to your goal. Sticking it out is a big part of the battle!

SW 199
CW 191
GW 185

With 3 weeks left, we still have time- but that time has to begin right now! Lets finish this strong everyone! (Everyone that is still here...)

How is everyone else doing this Thursday?


02-24-2011, 12:37 PM
lluvy - don't say "only" 10 pounds, lol that's a big accomplishment!! Please don't feel ashamed by not staying on plan for a day, or even a week, or heck, even a month! The important thing is getting back on plan after you mess up. Also, that's so awesome that your dad noticed! My dad just got back from a month in Portugal, and I'm praying that he says SOMETHING lol. I think he knows that I don't like to talk about weight, and he is always very adamant that I look great at any weight (whatever, dad. hah) but I just want him to act like he can tell!

music - for me, the thread is only 3 pages. You can change how many posts you want to see per page (I'm going to go try and figure out how to do it). (edit - figured it out... go to User CP -> Edit Options, about halfway down is the thread display options, and you can change it to view 40 posts per page.) And good luck/break a leg (depending on which you prefer) on your show this weekend! Do you sing or play? Congrats on being over halfway to your challenge goal - you'll definitely make it :)

I have been bouncing between 176 and 178 for FOREVER (1 week, but it feels like years) but today I was 175.6! So happy to have gotten under 176 finally, I was starting to panic that my body decided I couldn't weigh less than 176, as stupid as that sounds.

SW - 190
CW - 175.6
GW - 170

So 5 more pounds, 3 more weeks, I can definitely do it. I'm going to tweak my goal to be "to get under 170" - then I'll be less than 10 pounds from having a "normal" bmi - that's such a crazy thought.

02-24-2011, 12:48 PM
Uggggggh! I am having a rough week. :( My scale is so darn stuck to the exact 10th of a pound at 205.4, it is really beginning to depress me. This may be the first week since I started 12 weeks ago that I don't see a loss, and last week I only lost 0.8#, so I was hoping for a little more this week to keep up with my 2# weight loss per week goal. I'm having a hard time getting excited about my workouts and my eating plan when the scale is stalled out. I could eat a lot more and exercise a lot less if I wanted to maintain this weight. Makes me feel all this work is pointless. I know I sould probably stay off the scale for a few days, but it is just so tempting in the morning, thinking I will feel much better if it is lower, NOT! I officially weigh and measure on Sunday, so I hope to see at least some inches gone. If I had to analyze myself, I would probably pin my problem on hormones, expected TOM next week, but I have never had such a hard time before. :?: I usually go up a little a day or two before, but never stall out like this 10 days before!!!!! I have in my mind that I want to be 195 by time I leave for my vacation on April 2, and maybe that is too much pressure, but I don't think that is an unreasonable goal either. . . The reasonable side of me knows this will eventually pass and I will see a change soon, but I have this other side of me that wants to give up and say to heck with it, I will never get below 205, so why try so hard? Sorry for the rant, I am just very frustrated!

02-24-2011, 01:14 PM
jomatho - I think that after a significant loss, your body sometimes needs some time to adjust. 25 pounds is a big deal! I sometimes zigzag my calories to jump start my metabolism, that may help you. Also, if you're exercising, I guarantee that even if your scale is stuck, you're losing inches. Do you take your measurements regularly? I measure myself every two weeks - so even if my scale and I are fighting, I can tell that I'm still shrinking. And the measurements are really what matter, right? I mean, nobody is going to know what the scale says except you, they're only seeing the inches you're losing. And 10 days feels like forever for me too, but I see that a lot of people here will stall for a month at a time sometimes. But every single one of them eventually started losing again. Just stick with it, I'm sure you'll see a change soon. Also, (last thing I promise!) have you been drinking a lot of water? A lot of people seem to retain water before TOM, and the only way to combat that is to start guzzling more!

02-24-2011, 01:21 PM
jomatho, you can not give up now. You have come waaay too far. You are doing great! You said it yourself, this *will* eventually pass. You can do this! You can, you can, you can. Patience :)

02-24-2011, 03:32 PM
Hi all! Glad to see everyone chugging away! I'm doing really well, I love calorie counting! It makes me feel like I have so much more control over what I'm doing with my body. And love love loving strength training too! I'm actually, get this, looking forward to going to the gym. It's a pretty awesome feeling.

I orginally had a goal of 175 lbs from 188 lbs but I may be adjusting that goal depending on what I see on the scale on Feb 28th (marking my first month of calorie counting). I think it's likely I'll be around 182 on Monday, so really my real goal for St. Patty's day is to have a firm foothold in the 170s! Considering a "normal" BMI for me is 179, I think that's a worthwhile milestone to shoot for!

Keep at it girls, we've still got time!

btw, music i don't think it's necessary for you to start a new thread at all. It's easy enough to jump to the last page of the thread. :)

02-25-2011, 01:10 PM
He everyone!

Jomatho, don't let the first wall bring you down. Look at how far you've come! We are all going to have those moments. As women our bodies do weird things sometimes. At the beginning of this week I was up 5 pounds. And remember that you were the one who posted not to give up. And I am saying the same to you. While the loss may not have been as big as you wanted, it is still a loss and still deserves to be celebrated. Why not take a little time to actually reward yourself? You have made significant strides.

Prepping, its great that you are getting so close to your goal! :cp: It's great that you may need to readjust because you are doing so well!

mdchick, I actually front a band. I sing, and every so often I play bass when we do a cover gig. You can actually see me (in all my chubby frontperson glory) on youtube if you search 7envy. :-) I can't help it. I'm a self promoter... We do a pretty good cover of White Rabbit and Piece of My Heart though... btw - you are so gonna hit your goal! Congrats!

Lluvyblu, how are you doing? I know you were having a tough time a few days ago, and I hope everything has turned around for you.

We are all doing great! just to let you all know (and I am sure you know this too) I was reading an article that people who are regularly involved with message boards tend to lose more weight than their unsupported counterparts. So keep checking in!

Thanks everyone!

02-26-2011, 11:35 AM
Thanks for all the support everyone! It means a lot. I did not give up. I kept on my eating plan, kept with the exercise program. The only thing I changed is that I ate a little more the last couple days due to being ravenous both days. I officially weigh on Sunday, but have finally seen a little downward progress in my daily weights. I wonder if eating more made me drop a little, or if I would have dropped more if I had stayed in the lower range of my plan? I will never know, but am glad to not see "that number" again and don't care to ever see it again. Keeping fingers crossed for tomorrow.

02-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Hey everyone! Just a quick check in here. Thanks so much everyone for the encouragement earlier this week.

SW: 204
CW: 196.75
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

02-26-2011, 08:03 PM
jomatho - I think sometimes eating more jump starts your metabolism and can help you lose. I'm not sure if that's a proven medical thing, but it's been true for me before. Congrats for not giving up, and for getting to a lower weight!!

music - you are really, really, really good! You have an amazing voice, and great... I don't know the word... range? Haha I don't know if that's the right "music word" for it, but you're voice sounds great really low and really high (and everywhere in between).

lluvy - less than a pound until your out of the "obese" classification! you're doing awesome!

I have absolutely NO motivation right now - I should be getting my butt kicked by Jillian Michaels right now, but I can't get up the energy to put in the DVD. Hopefully I can talk myself into it within the next hour or so... I'm not going to be able to lose the last 5 pounds of this challenge sitting on the couch all day!

02-27-2011, 04:11 AM
Hi All!

jomatho and mdchick, I am so happy that you have found where you need to be. I knew you would see brighter days!

So, I played my gig. And I was beaten by a very frail, pretty, tiny, skinny girl singer. Ouch. I can't begin to tell you how I feel. I know that if I had lost the weight before that I would have won. But she has the showmanship that I would have were I thinner. I know that I hold back because I am heavy. I stand in my own way. We placed 3rd in the battle, but I know that if I was thinner we would have taken first. I can't even say how awful I feel. If some guys beat us, or someone who wasn't a girl who would blow over with a strong wind beat me it wouldn't matter. But here I am. Doing everything I can to lose weight, and just when I start to feel like I'm making progress, here is skinny minnie to crappily sing her way to stardom.

This industry makes me feel like ****. I would normally censor that, but it really does sometimes. I am trying so hard and I know that I would have won if I was just at my goal weight.

Ok. I am pretty sure that this is the most honest and embarrassing that I have ever put out there. But maybe what I need to do is own up to how I really feel about myself.

I feel awful. And we placed 3rd out of 10 bands. I should be happy. Everyone else in my band is. But I feel terrible.

So thanks for listening. I really needed to get that out. Being a chubby girl in showbiz is super tough sometimes. No one would put me in third as a fat accountant....or maybe they would...

I feel better.

Thanks for reading this...if you've gotten this far.

Our Lady Bonbon
02-27-2011, 01:29 PM
WOW! I've been absent from this thread for awhile, but you ladies seem to still be chugging along with their weight loss. I'm so proud of you all for sticking to your plans. You're truly an inspiration.
jomatho-Congratulations! I'm a calorie-counter, too, and while I love its benefits, I also have gotten stuck and frustrated. I'm so glad you're seeing some movement on the scale again. Way to go!
Musicangel- HUGS! Lots and lots of hugs to you, dear. I'm so sorry about what you're going through-- I've struggled with similar, except not with showbiz. I've been trying to get some of my writing published and have entered a lot of contests only to lose to a twig-woman who couldn't write as well as I could. Once, I even had a freelancing job lined up that would feature a picture of my face next to my article. I sent my photo in, and then got a very polite e-mail saying that the magazine had decided not to feature my selection, after all. It's so humiliating and frustrating to be judged because of your weight! I bet you could out-sing that girl, though, and once you lose all of your weight, you'll have talent to go with your skinniness while she will not. You're already beautiful inside and out, and I know that you'll succeed in your goal. You just have to keep moving forward.
As for me, ladies, these last couple of weeks have been rocky... I had a "cold" I just couldn't kick, but apparently I underestimated how bad the symptoms were. It turns out that I had bronchitis that was well on its way to pneumonia. To top this all off, I'm on 3 prescriptions at the moment. The side effects of TWO of these (sterioids) are increased hunger. So not only am I coughing my lungs out right now, but I'm also ravenous. Grrrrr. I guess the medicine is speeding up my metabolism, though, because after not losing for a week, I dropped 3 and a half pounds this week!
SW: 195.0
CW: 182.0

02-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Hey our Lady, Thanks for the kind words. I'm so glad to hear back from you! You're doing an amazing job despite the setbacks that life throws at you.

Sometimes I let this stuff build up and get to me a little bit too much. My skin is usually a bit thicker. But the girl that won was good. I guess these are my issues that I need to work through. Sometimes it is tough to be onstage with my inner critique going mad. It makes me feel a bit better that others have experienced situations where you felt like that too.

Thanks again for all of the support in my late night, somewhat melodramatic rant. I don't often like to let out how I really feel. And now I feel a bit like I'm a whiny, diva-y baby.

Thanks for listening and have a strong weekend!

02-27-2011, 02:17 PM
This weeks updated stats:
SW: 214
CW: 204.6
GW: 199

I was at 203 the last couple days, as evidenced by my ticker, but today I saw a jump, possibly due to PMS and I also woke up with very sore muscles, so I am sure I have some water gain from that too. Not stressing too much, hopefully I will see that pound plus some more gone after TOM this week. So only -0.8 from last Sunday to this Sunday. Bleh. Same as last week. Bleh, bleh. This too shall pass. . . Going to be really close whether I make my goal or not, :crossed: Only two more Sunday weigh ins, but St. Patty's day isn't until that following Thursday, so I have a chance, we'll see. . .

MusicAngel, :hug: so sorry about the gig and how it made you feel. It sucks that this society is so thin obsessed. That's a tough industry to be in too. Remember this feeling right now and try to use it as motivation.

02-27-2011, 04:20 PM
Hugs all around! Thanks for sharing your stories/feelings Our Lady Bonbon and Musicangel. We all have times where we feel that our weight is holding us back. Unfortunately, sometimes it's because of what *other* people think of us. Like we don't feel bad about our body images enough on our own...
I'm having a pretty good day so far. TOM has arrived but I've decided to make this an opportunity to see a major loss when it's over. I'm not even going to pay attention to what my scale says until TOM is completely done. Just gonna work out, eat well, drink LOTS of water and hope for the best.

02-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Grrr!! I'm so frustrated!! I started 30 Day Shred yesterday, and did Day 2 today. But this morning, my scale was at 177.8!!! Thats 3 pounds up from yesterday!!! I know it's not actual fat poundage, but it's still going to take a while to come back off. I drank a ton of water yesterday, like usual, and ate within my calories for the day. This is reeeeeeeally frustrating.

03-01-2011, 02:04 PM
175.8 today, so going back in the right direction. Only 1 pound up from my lowest - hopefully with all the water I'm glugging I'll be back there tomorrow or Thursday.

How has everyone else been doing?

03-02-2011, 06:21 PM
I'll be updating later today (hopefully when I go to the rec) with a weigh in. It's TOM so who knows what the scale will say. I wore a sweater today that is usually quite snug on me...and it felt loose. My boyfriend even noticed. I'm glad you're sticking with it mdchick88. I need to up my water intake too. I'm going to buy a pretty new water bottle this weekend to carry around to class with me. Hope all is well with everyone. I'll be back to post my weight.

03-02-2011, 10:21 PM
Here's my update:
SW: 204
CW: 196.5 down .25 of a pound woot. TOM is still here so hopefully I'll see a bigger drop later this week.
GW: 188 ~ 15 pounds by St. Patty's Day

03-03-2011, 08:15 PM
Hey ladies!

I hope everyone is doing well! My scale has yet to move from the 192 range - but I guess losing 5 lbs is still to be celebrated...

SW 199
CW 192
GW 185

Thanks to all of you for sticking with me in this journey! I'm so happy that we are all still here to keep each other on course!

03-03-2011, 10:55 PM
SW - 190
CW - 174.8
GW - 170

I'm stuck. And annoyed. And frustrated. 5 pounds left, 2 weeks. Maybe possible. I've been at the same weight for 2 weeks. Bouncing back and forth from 175 to 177. UGH.

03-04-2011, 12:04 AM
hmmm...maybe you need to switch things up a bit, mdchick88. have you tried increasing or decreasing your calories or your cardio?

03-04-2011, 12:53 AM
About a week ago I started the 30 Day Shred, and I've decreased my calories a few days here and there. I think I'm going to spike my cals Saturday, just to see if that helps at all. I get really grumpy when I feel like I'm not seeing results :/ I'm really critical of myself, and I have a hard time seeing what I've accomplished. All I can see is how far I have left to go. I know that's stupid, but it's a hard habit to break. I've got a midterm tomorrow, so maybe that's adding to my mood as well. Hopefully I can wake up in a better mood!!

Our Lady Bonbon
03-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Musicangel-- a 5-pound loss is a wonderful loss indeed. Although you may be losing slowly, you ARE losing and you're a whole five pounds lighter than you were before. 5 lbs shouldn't be underestimated-- it's the equivalent of 5 bags of shredded cheese or 20 sticks of butter! You're doing great, and we're all cheering you on.
Mdchick88-- I hope that you start to see some better results. It's so frustrating to not see what you want to see on the scale, and studies add a whole bunch of extra stress. Hugs to you, my friend, and keep on going! Everyone here is cheering for you to succeed, and I'm positive that you will. Keep persevering!
So, an update on my progress:
SW: 195.0
CW: 179.0 :carrot:
Original GW: 179.
Revised GW: 174.0
So, I guess my six days a week at the gym and constant rejection of Girl Scout cookies has paid off-- I've hit my original goal weight for this challenge!! However, there's no way I'm going to stop pushing myself, and I'm hereby revising my goal weight to 174.0. Good luck, ladies, and keep on trucking.

03-05-2011, 06:50 PM
I went home this weekend and weighed myself on my parent's scale and it said 187. I'm like...whaaaatever lol. Then I went to visit my grandma today and weighed myself on her scale (I just can't resist a scale lol) and I weighed 190. Again..I'm like whaaaatever. Then my grandma told me that she went to the doctor and she weighed 132 there and when she got home she weighed 131, so her scale *should* be accurate. I guess I'll have to wait until I get back to my apartment and can weigh myself on the scale at the rec to make it official.
On a side note, being at my parents house definitely reminds me of why I could never lose weight here. They ALWAYS have cookies and candy and chips and all these other bad for you things. I do my best to keep those things out of my apartment. I definitely don't go out and buy them on my own. The only time we have them is when my parents or grandparents shove them onto us. Then I do my best to make sure my boyfriend eats most of it. I'll be on spring break all next week so my plan is to 1. Do homework and 2. Work out and hopefully see a serious drop in the scale this week.

So for the rambling...thanks for listening if you got this far :P

03-05-2011, 06:51 PM
Our Lady Bonbon, congrats on reaching your original goal! That's awesome :carrot:

03-06-2011, 09:38 AM
This weeks updated stats:

SW: 214
CW: 203 (-1.6)
GW: 199

Oh so close, but yet so far! Not sure if I will make it to Onderland by St. Patty's day, but I can only control what I eat and how much I workout. I cannot control the scale or the date, so I am going to keep on keeping on with what I am doing and maybe by the skin of my teeth I will make it???!!! Three plus pounds in eleven days? I need a miracle!

03-08-2011, 09:33 AM
SW - 190
CW - 173.8
GW - 170

Ok, I WILL make goal. I know I can do it, and I'm soooo close. I've had a bad attitude about this plateau recently and I need to get out of this funk. I know stalls shoud be expected, and I have lost 56 pounds, dang it!! I need to stop being so hard on myself and just let things happen. I know if I stay on plan, I have to see a loss soon. Or I'll write a paper for a medical journal, because my body will defy the laws of science ;)

Our Lady Bonbon
03-08-2011, 04:42 PM
blu--Thank you :D I hope your scale reflects your desires; with all the work you're doing, it HAS to sooner or later. Sooner, hopefully! I hope you have a wonderful spring break, and good luck with your workouts!
jomatho--What great positivity! You're absolutely right, of course. You're in charge of staying on track to your goal, but sometimes outside forces make that track curve in unexpected ways. Regardless, the track will lead you to your goal. I'll be praying for your miracle to happen!
md-- :carrot: 56 lbs!!! Woman, that's amazing!!! You're already a success for losing that massive quantity of extra weight. As you lose more, you're not BECOMING successful, but are ADDING to the greatness you've already achieved. Stay positive and don't beat yourself up (like you said) and I'm sure you'll see a loss. If you don't and your body DOES defy the laws of physics, you'll be famous and rolling in money anyway and all the skinny chicks will be jealous!!!

03-10-2011, 07:18 PM
What a Whoosh!!

SW - 190
CW - 171.6
GW - 170

One week left, I'm sure I'll make my goal.

Our Lady - thanks for the encouragement :) And congrats on making goal already!!

Where is everyone else? How is the challenge going for y'all?

03-11-2011, 08:35 AM
Congrats on your whoosh mdchick and thanks for the encouragement bonbon!
lluvyblu, way to go meeting goal #1 and making a new one!!! Woohoo!
I am bouncing around between 200.6 and 202 this week, so anything can happen between now and Thursday! I will be back Sunday to post my "official" weekly weight. I never thought it would be this close when I chose this goal!
Is there anyone else left in this one?

03-13-2011, 11:41 AM
OMG, I can't believe I am even saying this but, I MET MY GOAL!!!!!!!!!

199.4 this morning baby!!!!!

SW: 214
CW: 199.4
GW: 199

Well, I guess I am still 0.4 over, but in my mind my goal was Onderland, so I made it! Now I just need to make it stick! :woohoo:

03-13-2011, 02:17 PM
That is *awesome* jomatho. Onderland was definitely a big deal for me too. I hope it sticks!!

03-14-2011, 02:19 AM
Hello Ladies!

So we've definitely whittled down to a tiny dedicated group - so those of you who stuck through to the end, great job!

I've had a rough week. Without going into details I am on an on then off weekly hormone bonanza. On top of that I had some not so fun stuff happen and I did a bit of overeating and the f*** it's. Needless to say it makes the weight loss predictability pretty rough. I will celebrate the loss that I did have for this challenge and keep focused till the end of the week.

MDChick, Jomatho - Super congrats! Way to stay on target even though you had some rough weeks! You remind me that even though it's not always a smooth ride that we can make it if we stick to the plan!

Lluvyblu - Congrats on the weight you've lost! From your last post with any weight data it seems as though you are super close to your goal! The process is such a big part of the product. You are doing great!

Our Lady - You were part of the very first, original post that I replied to, and I am so happy you stuck it out and continued through the challenge with all of us! Not to mention you are now on your second goal for this challenge! Way to go!

I can't wait to see how everyone did this Thursday - Keep up the amazing work!

03-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Musicangel, I think a huge part of this process is that when you have a bad week like you have had, (and we all have them), you come back here, put it in black and white and get back to business! Don't let one week let you lose track of your long term goals. Even if you don't feel strong enough to do it all, just like in the beginning, change one thing like getting all your water in again. You can do it, you are stronger than this. I have to say, you kept me going when it was rough, so I hope I can do the same for you! Never underestimate your inner strength, it's there, find it!!!:hug:
And :yay: for celebrating what you have lost in this challenge! That's the way to stay positive!: I would do a challenge with you anyday!

03-15-2011, 01:03 AM

You know...the next big party holiday is Cinco de Mayo.....

Thanks for that pick me up Jomatho - this is why I keep coming back!

03-15-2011, 01:20 PM
Okay guys, I had to kind of restart my journey. Not completely though lol. I've just been stuck at 197 b/c I suck at sticking to my program. Buttttt I'm just going to start from here and go! I weighed in at 196.5 this morning.
Can we pleaseeee do another challenge? I promise I'll do better next time lol.

03-15-2011, 10:24 PM
Hey Lluvyblu - If we don't start another challenge I am pretty screwed.

I started this challenge and I only got about halfway to my goal. But I did lose something, and SO DID YOU! We had very similar goals and we had very similar results. Sometimes its all about keeping the scale from going up.

You know, I do great until I go out and party.

So I made it about halfway down my goal. I would love to blame TOM for this outcome, but truth be told, my food logs tell a very different story.

Of course I wish I could do it over and not let life get in the way. I wish I already knew how not to eat when I get stressed or feel insecure. But if I knew that I probably wouldn't have 60 lbs to lose...

03-16-2011, 08:35 AM
I'm up for another challenge! Just tell me when and where and I will be there! Cinco De Mayo would be fun, can we have margaritas at the end? I love margaritas!!!:cheers:

03-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Made itttt :) Well, I got to 170.6, but I'm counting it :) and I do technically still have until tomorrow morning, so I might get to 170.0!

Congratulation everyone! Even those who didn't reach goal, you still are healthier than when we started this, and that's the most important part.

Our Lady Bonbon
03-17-2011, 11:14 AM
YAAAY! Congratulations, everyone on all of the losses you've achieved over the course of this challenge!! Although I made my first goal, I hit a plateau and fell short of my second one. Oh, well....
Anyway, I am SO up for another challenge. Tell me when and where and I'm there :D
Musicangel-- thank you for starting this challenge. It's been fun and a great source of support, and I'm so glad for this miniature journey we all took together....
Good LUCK today, and may we sham-ROCK all of our St. Patrick's Day outfits!

03-17-2011, 11:19 AM
Congrats to everyone who made their goals!

Even though I haven't remember to post in this thread often, I just barely made mine! I was aiming for 165.5 and this morning weighed in at 165.1 - I'll take it!

Have a great St. Paddy's Day all!

03-17-2011, 12:43 PM
Hello Everyone!

Great job to those who made their goals! I made it about halfway to mine, but my visit from TOM started today...of course.

I reached 192.8 So down from the beginning weight of 199, I have definitely made some progress. Thank you all for being a wonderful group who has been so supportive! You definitely kept me on track!

Enjoy your weekend! Have a drink, maybe dinner out...have fun but remember to celebrate the loss not by undoing your hard work, but by celebrating in moderation. Check back Monday for our Cinco de Mayo Challenge!!!

And if you're wondering, yes...I really do mark everything via the party holidays.

03-17-2011, 12:48 PM
I weighed in at.....195.75 this morning. So for this challenge I lost 8.25 pounds. Not quite the 15 that I wanted, but hey I'll take it. Especially since this means I'm out of the obese range. So at least I reached one of my mini goals by St. Patty's, right?
I really enjoyed this challenge and I'm glad you all were able to make progress towards your goals as well. You're all awesome and you've done a great job. Enjoy the day! See you guys Monday for the next challenge :) :)