Chicks up for a Challenge - Luscious by labor day

Pages : [1] 2

View Full Version : Luscious by labor day

04-25-2011, 10:07 PM
One of the things that keeps me on track, or lets me know when I need to get back on track are the challenges. I participate in other challenges like the independence day challenge and sarge's no excuse boot camp; the easter challenge just ended so I thought, why not do a long term goal challenge? Thus was born Luscious by labor day. My goal is to get to 260/259 by independence day but that may not happen at this rate :p I would like to see 250/249 by labor day which is sept 5th. Who is with me?

I liked the idea of using a spreadsheet like we did for the easter challenge so here it is. Luscious by Labor day Spreadsheet (

I encourage everyone to join, men, women, young,old...lots to lose, not so much. We can do this!!

04-25-2011, 10:13 PM
Count me in!
I'd love to be at 130 point something for labour day! I start my second year of uni the day after so it would be awesome to surprise all my old school buddies with my new body! :-)

04-25-2011, 10:20 PM
I would like to reach 190 by Labor Day... Count me in. :carrot:

SW: 209
Goal for Labor Day: 190

04-25-2011, 10:23 PM
FYI Spreadsheet is not working for me. :(

04-25-2011, 10:35 PM
or me.

04-25-2011, 10:40 PM
spreadsheet not working but sounds great

04-25-2011, 10:50 PM
Weird, I have it open to all..hang on.

04-25-2011, 10:52 PM
Here is the direct link without the bb code

Just copy and paste it

04-25-2011, 10:58 PM

04-25-2011, 11:00 PM needs to be taken off of the url

04-25-2011, 11:55 PM
ahaha I didnt notice. that would be why lol

04-26-2011, 08:01 AM
I'm in! Thanks for setting this up Dreamer!
CW: 239
Goal for Labor Day: 209

04-26-2011, 09:32 AM
hey guys! count me in.. preparing for my wedding on January.. It's still a long way to ago but I have a gown fitting on July..

CW: 147
Goal: 130

04-26-2011, 02:21 PM
Count me in. I hope no body minds but I added a goal weight column to the sheet to make it easier to track. I'll help build in the formulas later.

04-26-2011, 03:49 PM
Not a problem any input to make this challenge great is awesome! so glad im not the only one!!

04-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Is it too late for me to join in? If not, I'm aiming for onederland by Labor day. I'll be going to a weddinig in Seattle that weekend and it would be so nice to reach this goal by then.

My current weight is 225 and I'd like to be at 199.

04-27-2011, 05:14 PM
Never to late gettin fit;) All are welcome at anytime!

04-28-2011, 09:32 AM
added my goal weight..

how's everyone then? I'm on my day 3 of 30 day shred.. I hope I can complete this one.. planning on doing this 5x a week..

04-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Good morning Pretzel and all who follow,

Great job on doing the 30 day shred. You WILL complete it :carrot: I have the DVD but have never opened it.

I'm on day 4 being back OP. So far so good. I did Hip Hop Abs on Tuesday and the Firm yesterday. Today I'll probably just have time for a quick walk.

Stay strong everyone and have a great day!

04-28-2011, 10:24 AM
Can't wait til our first weigh in. :carrot:

04-28-2011, 02:39 PM
:welcome: pretzel! Glad you could join us!!!

Driven - Me either!!! I'm like wanting it to be sunday already I think we can ALL do this! i also do sarge's boot camp to summer and the 100 day 100% challenge so lots to keep me on track!

To all you 30 day shredders how is it? I was thinking about getting it, but I often dont have time/room to do dvd's (I live with people who only tell me I can't do this and make fun of me when I do exercise in front of them) I'm thinking i might get it and do it whenever they are all in their rooms.

04-28-2011, 03:52 PM
Woohoo! I'm excited to join this challenge! I just signed up on this site today so joining a challenge should help me kick off my weightloss! I will add in my info tomorrow when I step on the scale to enter my exact weight!

04-28-2011, 04:12 PM
Hello all!! I'd love to join this challenge! ;) I'm hoping for 166 by Sept 5-6- that is 32.8lbs, will be out of obese category by then.

SMS and everyone else regarding 30 day shred- I had a hard time doing it at first-there's a lot of jumping up and down and it hurt my jiggly stomach at first. Oh yea, make sure you wear a well fitted sports bra or wear a good bra with sports bra over it to keep the girls in place. I read that people did not like Level 1 at first so they skipped it and went on to Level 2. I just started Level 3 today- ohhhh man, it KICKED my butt, legs, etc! LoL I have to say I have a love and hate relationship with 30 day shred. :) For this dvd, you will need a pair of free weight dumbbells, 3-5lbs or just use soup cans.

Looking forward to this challenge and meetin' ya all! ;)

SMS- Ugh, the people you live with does not sound supportive at all!! I would just ignore them and focus on yourself, easier said than done, I know but your health and well being is important. ;) You do need some room for the dvd and it is only 27-28 minutes (including warm up and cool down.)

04-28-2011, 04:35 PM
:Welcome: vegan and amandie! Great to have you join us!

Amandie - Thanks for letting me know, I have the dvd in my living room might just need to do it late at night. No, they aren't supportive, mainly out of jealousy, we are all overweight here. My mother is 4" shorter and about 100 lbs heavier so meh. I defo need to find a way to do some dvd's I think. I definitely just ignore them but still. Kinda would rather avoid them altogether you know?

04-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Hi there, I'd like to join! I hope I can lose 30 pounds by labor day! :carrot:

04-28-2011, 07:30 PM
Welcome missita!

04-28-2011, 10:08 PM
Ok I'm in... Although I will be going on a cruise in may so that will be a little "break" but even with that I believe I can get to 190 which is 30lbs by labor day!!!

04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Good evening everyone,

Welcome Amandie, Missita & Misstiff,

I wish you all much success on this journey.

Misstiff, I'll be cruising in November and I am trying so hard to lose about 40 pounds by then.

SMS - sorry you don't get to workout in peace. Hopefully, once they see your great results, they'll jump on board.

My day ended well and I'm looking forward to another good one tomorrow. I am off work tomorrow but it will be easy for me to stay OP.

Have a great evening.

04-29-2011, 03:33 PM
Good evening everyone,

Welcome Amandie, Missita & Misstiff,

I wish you all much success on this journey.

Misstiff, I'll be cruising in November and I am trying so hard to lose about 40 pounds by then.

SMS - sorry you don't get to workout in peace. Hopefully, once they see your great results, they'll jump on board.

My day ended well and I'm looking forward to another good one tomorrow. I am off work tomorrow but it will be easy for me to stay OP.

Have a great evening.

One can only hope eh gettinfit? LOL Glad your day ended well. I did do the 30 day shred last night at about 11:30 pm and hoooowweee is it a workout. I didnt do alot of the jumping stuff cause everyone was sleeping but yea.....WOW.

Hopefully today is AWESOME for all!

04-29-2011, 05:49 PM
Hey All,
I'm in too. A tracking long term goal would be great. I can use all the help I can get :)
I've added in my stats and I look forward to our first weigh in and weekly updates from everyone.

04-29-2011, 08:11 PM
Welcome k3ll3y! glad you could join us!

04-29-2011, 11:21 PM
Hey all, hope your week is going well! I'm away from my scale till Monday due to being in a wedding this weekend, so I entered my weight from this morning as my May 1st measurement. Good luck with the upcoming weigh-in everyone!

04-30-2011, 02:39 AM
Welcome ILR! Have fun at the wedding!

04-30-2011, 05:05 PM
count me in dreamer! I'm also aiming for 250 by labor day so lets do it!

04-30-2011, 05:14 PM
count me in dreamer! I'm also aiming for 250 by labor day so lets do it!

YAY!!! destiny!!! :welcome: so glad you let me pull you in here hehehe :hug:

04-30-2011, 05:32 PM
i'm gonna jump on the "250 by labor day" bandwagon!

i'll be moving to a new area, and starting a new job and i know 250 isn't slim by any stretch of the imagination (unless you're like, 15 feet tall) but it's definitely an improvement over my current weight of 276!

04-30-2011, 05:56 PM
k0nfy :welcome: Were bout the same right now...we can do this right? :cheer: :cheer: I think 250 is a great goal!

How is everyone else doing in the first week of the challenge?

Im grazing a lot today (planning for pizza tonight) drinking my water and feeling good!

04-30-2011, 06:17 PM
i'm keeping the foods light today too. i've had a serving of cashews (i counted out the 43 pieces!), some of the leftover meatballs from my bridal shower last night, and a TON of water. my bladder is yelling at me.

04-30-2011, 07:39 PM
k0nfy so nice to see someone else jump on the bandwagon. No matter how much or how little we can lose it! Way to go with what you've already lost! :-)

04-30-2011, 08:15 PM
thanks! my doctor yelled at me when i went in on march 14th, so i started my diet on march 15th. i'm hoping by june when i go in for my appointment i can be more than 30lbs down because she said "well you could diet and exercise..." like it would be impossible for me! pfft...

my brain is wired in such a way that if you tell me i can't do something, i will prove you wrong just to be contrary.

04-30-2011, 08:27 PM
My doctor didnt yell at me but she had a hint of concern when we talked about dieting. Like she didn't expect much from me. Well--my appt is Tuesday and I think I have lost around 30 lbs since I saw her 3 months ago :) Ive never been so eager to go to the doctor! LOL

04-30-2011, 09:02 PM
haha! that will be me.

the doctor said she wouldn't issue a new prescription for birth control pills if my blood pressure wasn't down (i totally suffer "white coat hypertension" - my typical blood pressure is around 110/70ish) because it was around 130/85 at the time. i also stood on the scale, fully clothed with shoes on, and hit 304lbs.

yeah, i step on the scale fully clothed, shoes on... and MAYBE hit mid 280s now. gimme my bc pills, woman! a married woman shouldn't have to use condoms!

04-30-2011, 11:53 PM
k0nfy and myhal im sorry your doctors treated you that way! I always had supportive docs who just wanted to help me. WTG on both of your losses and you are right k0nfy, you should have to use condoms as a married woman.

05-01-2011, 09:23 AM
Good Morning All,
Sunday morning so I'm checking in.
k0nfy and myhal - I've had a similar experience at my doctors office. I know she just wants her patients to live healthy lives but they could be a little less blunt about it.
I had a good week, still waiting to get my ticker so I'll have to update my profile stats. 2 lbs down 20 to go :)

05-01-2011, 09:41 AM
Great job K3ll3y

05-01-2011, 09:45 AM
Thanks Driven!
I was so excited this morning when I got on the scale and it said 199.7. Just to see the 2 gone for the first time was awesome. I've been rounding straight through my dieting though so I won't count it until next week. I'll just be excited for myself now :)

05-01-2011, 04:40 PM
WTG K3LL3Y!!!! that is AWESOME!!!! so proud of you, i am also down for 2 lbs this week but exhausted from the jm30ds I just did HOOOOWEEEE

05-01-2011, 04:51 PM
wOOt! sat april 30 275.5 Sun May 1 274.8 . I know it really isn't something to get excited about sinceit's just water weight right now. but hey I feel like getting excited LOL. good luck to all this week!

05-01-2011, 04:55 PM
i don't think your knees and ankles care if it's water weight or fat weight. a pound is a pound is a pound to your joints!

05-01-2011, 05:24 PM
WTG EVERYONE!!!! cant wait to see the rest of us report in!

05-01-2011, 05:31 PM
275.6 for today...

and smsdreamer, could i make a request that you fix the link in the first post, pretty please? easier than hunting for it. :)

05-02-2011, 11:51 AM
Couldn't weigh in yesterday because my work schedule was craaazy and I wanted to stick to my normal time in the morning, so I weighed in today and I'm down about a pound! :carrot: Hopefully more next week!!

05-02-2011, 12:03 PM
Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!

Congrats to everyone who had a successful weekend and to those who had losses.

My weekend was good. I stayed OP for the first time in a long time. I'm hoping that I will have a loss this week. I can't wait to see where I will be at Labor Day:carrot:

Have a great day everyone.

05-02-2011, 02:51 PM
Hallo everyone! I would love to join the challenge!! I need something to keep me on track because I am currently in the UK and will be in the US from June to mid-August and then back to the UK. Must. Stay. Focused. :) At the very minimum I would like to maintain my current weight loss.

Thanks for setting this up!! Good luck everyone!!

05-02-2011, 06:21 PM

K0nfy, the link in the first post is the correct one (now), you have to copy and paste it though. IDK y its not clickable.

05-02-2011, 06:27 PM
ok fixed :D you should be able to click it now...I realized html was off, had to switch to bbcode :p

05-02-2011, 07:34 PM
haha. thank you for indulging my laziness :P

05-03-2011, 01:37 AM
lolol its k.

05-03-2011, 07:44 AM
sorry for the late weigh in.. Did not lose any.. oh well.. gotta keep trying though.. Hopefully I'll lose a bit weight before the next weigh in..planning on adding some jogging on my 30 day shred..

thanks for fixing the link :)

05-03-2011, 09:47 AM
I'll like to join this challenge. I want to get to my goal weight of 145lbs by September. It will be a perfect birthday gift for me in September.
Start weight as @ 05/03: 170lbs
Goal weight by 09/05: 145lbs

05-03-2011, 10:15 AM
Good morning everyone,

Welcome Train & Mary :wave:

Pretzel - I'm sure you'll have a loss at your next W/I.

Missita - Congrats on your loss :cb:

I hope everyone else is having a great OP day! So far so good for me. I'm so excited to be in my second week of being back OP. It really feels good to be in control.

05-03-2011, 11:57 AM
I went this morning for blood work at the doctors office. I have an appt later but the nurse went ahead and took my weight. She kept asking me what Im doing to lose so much weight. That's a first for me! LOL Hope my doctor is just as pleasantly suprised

05-03-2011, 02:14 PM
good afternoon ladies!

i need to kick my scale. i think it's broken. it's been staying on the same number (within 0.2)! for a few days now. grr.

05-03-2011, 02:22 PM
Don't worry Mandy that happens to me all the time. Even when I'm being super good with nutrition and water intake. I'll go 4 days with no change and then it'll drop suddenly.. then stay the same again.
I got some good advise on here. Stop obsessing about the scale. Just take an official weight once a week and don't worry about it the rest of the time.
Hope that helps :)

05-03-2011, 02:22 PM
Good morning all, this am's weigh-in was good! 196.4lbs which makes it 30lbs lost so far and halfway to my goal of 166lbs! Whoooo-hooooooooo!!! :carrot:

05-03-2011, 02:25 PM
Wow Congrats amandie!
Great milestone to hit, you are well on your way :)

05-03-2011, 03:02 PM
Thank you, K3ll3y- Congrats to you too on your 199.7! :)

05-03-2011, 04:31 PM
Pretzel, no problem, jogging is awesome, I used to run at 5 am (only time I have time to do it) but I wasnt getting enough sleep when I did that, I also got sick 2 weeks back and am still recovering, my breathing isnt the greatest in the am so I havnt been doing that. I do love it though!

mary - :welcome: that sounds like an awesome goal!

:welcome: train!!! I was in the uk visiting about 2 years ago I absolutely LOVE IT there...don't like the long plane rides though LOL

myhal- that is AWESOME!!! im sure the dr. is just as pleased!!!

K0nfy - I think my scale is bipolar, I stepped on it 6 times for curiosity sake and it read anything between 280 and 284 each time go figure....

amandie - thats awesome! wtg!!!

just checkin in on my way to do homework. Lets keep pluggin along all! we can do this!!!! :cheer: :cheer:

05-03-2011, 04:35 PM
Ugh, SMS- I hear ya about the scale! 198.6, 195.8, 196.2, 197.2, 196.4- I just picked the last weight it gave me, lol.

05-03-2011, 07:29 PM
i use the wii fit. and step on daily just for curiosity's sake, but my 'official' day to weigh in is fridays, that's when i change my ticker.

05-03-2011, 07:35 PM
My doctor said Im well on my way to being off my diabetes meds! She was soooo happy with all my lab results and weight loss. she said she was amazed at how well I was doing.

Seriously makes all the hard work worthwhile!

05-03-2011, 08:23 PM
That is so wonderful, Myhalo!!! Very wonderful news! :)

05-03-2011, 11:09 PM
Great job everyone :carrot:

05-03-2011, 11:36 PM
my doctor's appointment isn't until june... maybe i'll be a few more pounds down and can shock her! :D so wanting to shock the doctor.

congrats to you for making your doctor take notice!

05-04-2011, 12:01 PM
Mind another late comer? I've been involved in some short term challenges, but I think having a long term goal as well is a great idea.

Like many of you, I've been down this road before. I always start off great, then lose interest. I hope this time will be different and am taking some steps to ensure that, like joining a local gym. Being accountable to you guys and getting support during the rough spots should also help a lot.

Have a great day!

ETA: Would be nice if I included my goal, lol! I'd like to lose 30 lbs. by Labor Day.

05-04-2011, 10:08 PM
:welcome: Rita!! ;) I want to lose about 30lbs too by Labor Day- we CAN do it!!

05-05-2011, 12:59 AM
amandie I know bipolar arent they?

myhal- thats great way to go!!!

konfy- Id love to use wii fit, I dont even have a wii though LOL

rmc- :welcome: :hug: we can always use another person!!!

Kinda feeling bleh this week, idk why. Not interested in thinking bout weight loss or anything. Idk whats up. Still lugging along here tho. My scale was bipolar again, im up almost 2 lbs, but I KNOW I didnt eat enough sxtra cals to be up that much this week, I also dont feel bloated :\ that is why I am a bit discouraged, but I am NOT giving up! I want my trip to england once I make goal!

05-05-2011, 01:40 AM
i can't make myself do a workout that doesn't feel like a workout :( and my arms are sore from the last time i punched air.... *sigh* oh well. kept my calories kinda low for the day, so hopefully it evens out.

05-05-2011, 01:58 AM
I know how ya feel k0nfy, Only difference is that I actually like doing the boxing thing. Go figure LOL

05-05-2011, 02:12 AM
oh, i love the rhythm boxing. it's one of my favorite workouts. i just don't like to do it 2 days in a row because of how sore my arms get.

Ana Chambers
05-05-2011, 09:15 PM
Hey everyone, I'd love to join the party in here! My Cinco de Mayo challenge just ended so I'm on the hunt for a new one...

I'm setting my goal to be down 20 pounds by Labor Day. Exciting!!!

05-06-2011, 12:38 AM
:welcome: ana! Great to have you with us!

05-06-2011, 11:56 AM
Just checking in, My scale and measuring tape have quit being bipolar YAYY!!! thats so friggen awesome to me!!

Yes, I have been scale obsessed this week LOL. i don't like it when objects go bipolar. It actually gave me the same number EACH TIME i stepped on it!! still waking up here *yawn* more later :hug: all WE CAN DO IT!!! :cheer::cheer::cheer:

05-06-2011, 04:48 PM
Hey all! Thanks for the welcome.

SMS - glad to hear your scale and measuring tape have come to their senses.

I weigh myself everyday. I know some think that's not a great idea, but it gives me some guidance during the week. But, I haven't measured myself in a really long time. I'm going to do that today.

Having a good week so far. I'm down 5 lbs, which is great. But, I'm very realistic and know that's mostly water. The rest of the journey won't be quite as easy. :)

Have a great day everyone.

05-06-2011, 09:52 PM
today was my 'official' weigh in day (even though i weigh in every day, my friday weights are the ones i use for my ticker and phone apps). hit 274.5... and 25lbs lost. yay! :)

05-07-2011, 11:37 AM
yay k0nfy!!! wtg!!!! cxongrats.

05-07-2011, 12:57 PM
Great job k0nfy!! You really are an inspiration. :bravo:

05-07-2011, 05:06 PM
thanks guys :D

@rmc i've never been called an inspiration before. i think i blushed!

05-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Hey everyone, looks like it's weigh-in day for our spreadsheet (I tried adding a column for lbs lost this week but I'm pretty new with the spreadsheets online, so I didn't do anything fancy, feel free to mess with it...), but I had a great week and am at 233, which is down 4 lbs from last week's weigh in! Woo-hoo!

Also, welcome to all the new joiners this week, and congrats Mandy on the 25lb loss!

05-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Congrats on the 4 lbs ILPR!

I lost 3.2 (and, yes, I'm counting that .2 :D) DH, DD, and DS all have to work today and feel bad that I'll be spending Mother's Day alone. But the kids don't go in until later this afternoon, so they asked if I wanted to go to an early brunch. A buffet of unlimited yummmmmy foods seems like a disaster waiting to happen at this point, so instead, the three of us are going to the gym together. If you'd suggested that to me last Mother's Day, I would have laughed in your face. :crazy:

Hope everyone had a good week, but if you didn't, don't worry. Last week is OVER and it's on to a whole new one. Here's to another week of loss for us all! (That sounds so wrong.)

Have a great day everyone and Happy Mother's Day if you celebrate.

05-08-2011, 02:35 PM
273.6 this morning, for a loss of 2 pounds this week. :)

05-08-2011, 09:08 PM
I'd like to join this challenge if it isn't too late. My one year anniversary is one month after Labor day, so this is a perfect challenge. I'm aiming for approximately 2 pounds per week, so I would like to lose around 30 pounds by Labor day.
Btw, I weighed 190.7 pounds on 5/1/2011 and 189.3 today.

05-09-2011, 07:32 AM
Good Morning Everyone.
Late weight in I know but Mother's Day kept me outside and away from the computer. :)
Over all had a good week of staying on track. Down 1 lb so keeping in the right direction.
Finally made it below the 200lb mark:carrot: I'm super inspired to keep it up.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

05-09-2011, 11:49 AM
I would love to join in this group if it is not too late! My goal is to be at 175 by Labor Day!

05-09-2011, 11:50 AM
congrats on onederland k3ll3y!

05-09-2011, 11:57 AM
I would love to join in this group if it is not too late! My goal is to be at 175 by Labor Day!

Welcome Dollypie!

It's never to late to get started! :)

05-09-2011, 06:50 PM
ilrpink - wtg!!

rmc -thats aweome!

k0nfy- yay!

squishy- youre welcome anytime!!

k3ll3y- same here!

:welcome: dollypie

Im down 1.5 lbs myself:carrot:(just hope its stayed off since mothers day hehehee) Been soooo busy these last 2 days and now I have a headache..its started since i ate soynuts, wonder if im allergic to soy...but ive had soymilk with no prob before. hmmmm who knows.

05-10-2011, 11:36 AM
Okay I did bootcamp last night and now muscles I didn't know I had hurt...yikes! But it felt good!

05-10-2011, 01:56 PM
Ah, I'm up 1lb today- 197.4. Totally deserved because I ate and drank a lot (we had a belated Easter get-together at my house over the weekend.) I also only exercised once.

Back on track today with eating and workout!! Congrats to those who lost!!! :)

05-10-2011, 11:43 PM
Lost 2.6 this week!

05-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Two days in and I am feeling great! I hit the gym again this morning, I may go for a light walk this afternoon with DD.

05-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Great job Driven!

Last night, I ATE. I didn't plan dinner and, as a result, spent the evening grazing. ALOT. I sat on the couch and kept getting up for "one more thing" until I consciously thought, "What the ****, just eat what you want". I was so disappointed in myself . . . until this morning.

At first I wasn't going to log what I'd eaten during the binge, but I thought I should really face what I'd done. So, I wrote everything down and was surprised by two things. One, I wound up only 200 calories over my daily goal. That's not great, but not awful and certainly not enough reason to throw my hands up and quit, as I may have in the past. The other revelation was that I'd pretty much stuck to healthy things, without really thinking about it - peanut butter, wheat bread, string cheese. The worst thing I ate were some chocolate covered pretzels and I was even conscious of the number I ate - 6 instead of the whole bag.

So, while I may have lost the battle, I still feel like I'm winning the war. :) Scale showed a .4 gain, something I'll keep in mind while at the gym today.

05-11-2011, 11:06 PM
Great job, Driven!!!

Rmc- I totally understand how you feel and good for you for not beating yourself up!

I didn't exercise yesterday BUT I kept track of my eating so that's somewhat good, right? LOL I'm hoping I get enough motivation to do my 30 day shred video tonight..... bah.

05-12-2011, 10:19 AM
Thanks amandie. Tracking your food is great, even without the exercise. I keep telling myself that if this is really a lifelong change, I'm not going to be perfect every single day. Learning how to reign myself in after a "bad day" before I do enormous damage or totally give up is almost as important as actually losing the weight.

With Tuesday night's debacle as motivation, I had a great day yesterday and dropped a pound. :) Onward and upward.

05-12-2011, 02:02 PM
i'm in pre-TOM time, and i want to eat everything i see. it's crazy. it doesn't start until i'm home from work for the night, but then i just wanna stuff my face until bedtime! so far i've managed to make the cravings happy without doing too much damage (as in i'm still showing a steady loss), by snacking on carrots, apples, broccoli and bananas.

2.2 pounds until i am no longer morbidly obese! :D

05-12-2011, 07:36 PM
dolly thats always the best workout!!

amandie - eh stuff happens, now we just let that go and move on, it will come off ;)

wtg driven!

rmc- oops...maybe plan meals ahead of time?

k0nfy- WOOT! you will get there !

I totally failed. I am hoping im getting TOM soon (I have pcos so dont get it regularly) cause yes, I overate this week, I did it alot, I jsut coudlnt stop, but I dont see how i ate 12000 cals extra!! maybe 2000 extra or POOOSIIBLY 300 but NOT 12000 yet the scale says im up 3 lbs :?: i thought maybe waterweight, but ive been downing water and tea like crazy and nothing. Sigh

05-13-2011, 08:42 PM
I am happy to report I was back to 280 this AM ...well even .1 down farther than last sunday, Hoping to see 279 this week! even if its 279.9 il be happy!!!

05-14-2011, 12:26 AM
Hey guys. I hope you don't mind a late comer.

I want to lose 29 pounds by Labour Day (29 sounds easier than 30). That would get me to 165.

05-14-2011, 01:55 PM
is it cool if i use today's weigh in instead of tomorrow's since i will be out and about all day tomorrow including, church, wedding shower, family dinner with the inlaws, etc? if not, i'll find time to hit the scale in the morning :D

05-14-2011, 03:07 PM
I say go for it Mandy...two weeks ago I used my Friday weigh-in on here because I was out of town for the weekend. Have a fun (but busy) day tomorrow!

05-14-2011, 05:46 PM
Defo k0nfy ;) I use my weight a day ahead of time etc if I know im gonna be gone.

05-15-2011, 12:27 AM
Driven- Yea, I think I really need to break away from the thinking that I need exercise in order to lose weight and change that thinking on "I want to exercise so I can be healthy." I think that would also help me feel less guilty about it, haha.

:welcome: Julia!

Whoo-hoo, SMS!

Mandy- I don't see why not! ;) Oh yea, on your 2.2lbs left, you CAN do it!!

I think I was retaining water because the next day (Wed) I was 193.4!?! Ahh, I just hope the numbers are the same come Tuesday's official weigh-in. :crossed: Tonight, I will be doing my workout (finally!) and been OP for the eating part since then.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!!

05-15-2011, 03:50 AM
Hi everyone! May I join in this challenge, even though I'm a little late?

I'm nearly 5 weeks out of a c-section and 4 weeks out of really bad pneumonia, so I'm still on "take it easy" orders, but I'm excited to get things moving in the right direction and I'd love support!

My latest WI was 218 (I've been WI on Wednesdays) and I'd like to lose 20 pounds by then. I am breastfeeding so I'm trying to limit how quickly I lose weight, but I think this is a pretty realistic pace for me!


SW- 250 4/15/11 (day I left hospital after c-section)
CW- 218 5/14/11
Mini-Goal weight- 198 by September 4!

Thanks! I'll read through the threads and see if I can find some rules... basically though, do I update my own info on the spreadsheet?

*Eta: I just filled in my info as if I was here the whole time, if that's okay. Changing my goal to -25 pounds then, or 198!

05-15-2011, 07:44 AM
Good morning everyone, and welcome Sarah! Congrats on your new little boy, and welcome to the challenge!

I am at 232 this morning, so down 1 pound this week. My weight's been a little all over the place the last few days (I suspect upcoming TOM?), so hoping to be closing in on the 220s next week! How's it going for everyone else?

05-15-2011, 08:41 AM
Hi all. I'm weirdly excited about my first weigh-in!

I was 191 this morning, which is a three pound loss. Hurray for beginner's luck! It would be awesomely motivational to change decades in just two weeks.

05-15-2011, 09:56 AM
Welcome Julia! Congrats on your loss, though I don't think beginner's luck had much to do with it. It was all your hard work - great job!

And welcome to Sarah too and congrats on your son! I really admire your ambition; I'm not sure I'd have the energy 5 weeks post c-section! With your great attitude, I'm sure you'll do well.

I'm down 1.8 lbs this week to 207. When I look at the big picture, I think the pounds are melting off. But, day-to-day, it can be frustrating to see such small losses after so much work! :crazy:

Have a great day everyone!

05-15-2011, 10:05 AM
Good Morning,
Happy to report I'm down two lbs this week. I know it is all thanks to starting the C25K program. Hope you were all equally successful in at least keeping to plan if not the scale. As long as you keep to plan it'll all balances out eventually.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

05-15-2011, 04:05 PM
Welcome, Sarah! More the merrier! ;)

Julia- Great job on your loss- just 6lbs away from overweight category!! Take what you can because it will slow down as you get closer to your goal weight. :)

Ashley- Good job! :crossed: for 220s soon!!! 1lb at a time is what I tell myself (easier said than done, LOL.)

Good going, RMC on your 1.8lb! I totally understand about the day-to-day basis. I read somewhere on one thread a while ago- one poster focused on monthly averages of weight loss rather than focusing on week-to-week losses and I thought it was a great idea if you're more of a "whoosher-loser" (lol) or just feeling like you're not doing great/enough.

Kelley- Congrats on your 2lb loss this week!

Hope everyone has a great day!! I will be going for a short dip in my pool and see if I can't work on my tan, haha.

05-15-2011, 04:11 PM
PS, RMC- I saw you posted in another thread and seemed curious about WW. I am doing WW and I LOVE IT, though I am on the old plan (momentum/flex). I have done calorie counting but for some weird reason, I just feel like WW is much more easier than calorie counting though there is not a big difference between the two. I know some people who combine the two so you could try it? Google how to calculate your daily target points then click on the ehow website, after you get your daily points plus 35 weekly allowance points- then google for an online (free) calculator for old plan/flex/momentum. Can't hurt to try? Good luck in whatever you decide. :)

05-15-2011, 04:18 PM
pacsun- :welcome: the more the merrier! that is perfectly fine, just update your own info on the spreadsheet and keep us updated on your progress, those are the only rules! oh and have fun!!!

wtg ilr!! thats awesome!

doubting julia OMG WTG!!! :carrot::carrot:

congrats on the loss rmc

yay!! k3ll3y

amandie: *jealous* I want a pool!!! ROFL

I am down this AM to 278.0 WOOHOOO thats 2.7 lbs down from last week!!!! booyah!

05-15-2011, 04:30 PM
LOL, SMS- Congrats on your 2.7! That is FANTASTIC! you're more than welcome to come over, hehe! Though I have to admit, I had NO idea how much work was involved in having a pool- the cleaning, sweeping, chemicals, filling it up, testing, etc. Makes it worth it during the summertime though.

05-15-2011, 06:35 PM
thnks amandie! Lemme bike on over, see you in ohh hmmm 8 mos? LMAOOOO

05-15-2011, 07:13 PM
Love this idea! I'm in! I'm going to shoot for 15 pounds.

05-16-2011, 02:35 AM
:welcome: lost!

05-16-2011, 05:03 AM

05-16-2011, 06:11 AM
Well done on your losses everyone!!!

I lost this week, but my overall goal is "small" because I will be abroad for most of this challenge and so at the very minimum I just want to be able maintain. 2 more wekks until I leave!

Good luck to all this week!

05-16-2011, 11:32 AM
I am in! Thanks for suggesting the challenge

05-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Sorry I haven't posted in a while but I've been doing great. I'm following the Weight Watchers plan and I'm working out regularly. Last week I lost the pounds I'd gained the week before plus an additional 1.8. I'm hoping for another loss this Friday.

Have a great week everyone.

05-16-2011, 03:13 PM
No problem, Josey! :welcome:!!

Welcome, Lost! 15lbs sounds very feasible! :)

Train- You can do it- maintain that weight!

GettinFit- Good job! I need to get back to working out regularly.

05-16-2011, 03:23 PM
ok, I'm "in". I need a goal and this one is it!! Labor Day is in 17 weeks. My goal is to be in ONEderland by Labor Day.
Gitty-up, let's go!:carrot:

05-16-2011, 03:26 PM
:welcome: Melinda! You CAN do it! ;)

05-16-2011, 04:15 PM
wtg gettingfit!!

welcome melinda!!

05-16-2011, 04:52 PM
Thanks amandie! Down to 187 this morning...woo new low weight!

05-17-2011, 01:58 PM
That's wonderful, Lost!!

192.4 this am- 15% of my total weight loss since January!!! :carrot: I'm not sure how much that would be from last week but I KNOW I did not lose 5lbs (only because I didn't work out, lol.) so last week's WI was definitely with water weight or something.

05-17-2011, 05:18 PM
Good afternoon everyone,

Great job to all you losers :dizzy: We are all doing so good. I took a peek at the scale this morning and I am down almost 2 pounds since Friday. We are all going to be so hot by Labor day.

Keep up the great work everyone.

05-18-2011, 04:33 PM
Lost, Amandie and GettinFit- great job on your losses this week! Sounds like everyone is rocking right along!

I hopped on the scale first thing this morning and it said 216... went to the bathroom and nursed the baby and jumped on again this time without woozy, sleepy eyes, and it said 217.5. Uh...okay? Ha ha, I'm going with 217 this week, so that's only down 1, but I'll take it.

05-19-2011, 07:46 AM
Hi All,
Checking in a bit early this week because I'm going to be away until late Sunday night. Still plugging along on the diet and keeping up my exercise. Hopefully all these combined challenges will keep everything in check :)
Have a great weekend and I'll get caught up on Sunday.

05-19-2011, 10:55 AM
Gonna try Wednesday weigh-in's -
first week: good bye 4.2! :wave:
trying to figure out the ticker -- hope to get it working soon! :dizzy:

05-19-2011, 11:20 AM
melinda: I think you need 25 posts before you can get a sig or a ticker. Just keep posting here and you'll get there in no time! Great job on your loss! 4 pounds is awesome!

I'm starting to get worried about my salt intake. Maybe I should drink more water. In fact, I'll go do that right now.

05-19-2011, 01:06 PM
Hey girls!

Is it to late to join in? As we get closer & closer to Memorial Day and I realize that I have not met my goal (again!), I am feeling like I need to get into the habit of posting everyday and staying to a challenge so I hope to be Luscious by Labor Day!!! (Really going to be tough because I traditionally slack off on my exercise in the summer so you guys may have to get tough! :nono:

Looking forward to getting to know you!!!! :wave:

SW: 171.5
CW: 171.5
GW: 157

05-19-2011, 04:50 PM
hope its not too late to join in. I slacked a bit from 3fc but i'm back! Trying to stay on track. I added my stats from this month.
Good job everyone!! Keep it up!!

05-20-2011, 12:47 AM
:hug:doubting -- thnx -- I couldn't figure out why it didn't work..... now it make sense!!

05-20-2011, 12:40 PM
Oh no - my scale died this morning! I think it's just a dead battery, so not a big deal. I was so disappointed though. I thought about going down to the basement; my daughter has one packed away with all of the stuff she just brought home from school. But, I was too afraid it would show that I weighed more than my regular scale! :D

It's TOM though, so I probably would have shown a gain anyway. Maybe the death of my scale was Mother Nature or Fate protecting me from disappointment. :rofl:

05-20-2011, 12:45 PM
gotta use my friday weight this week, since i'll be busy getting married and leaving for my honeymoon over the weekend :D

today's weigh in: 267.9
change from yesterday: -0.8
loss for the week: 3.9 pounds! (whoa!)*
total loss for may thusfar: 7.7 pounds
total loss since start (march 15): 32.1 pounds

*weekly loss is based on friday - friday weight, i think i used saturday's post-whoosh weight on the chart.

05-20-2011, 04:50 PM
Mandy WOW that's a huge loss! Congrats on your whoosh! Also enjoy your wedding and honeymoon- every minute of it!!

05-21-2011, 11:02 AM
Wow, congrats Mandy . . . on both the whoosh and your marriage. Best wishes for a long and happy life together!

Well, I replaced the battery in my scale and it's still not working. I can't describe how sad I am . . . I just know I'm not going to weigh the same on a different scale. I don't even care if it's more or less. I just want an accurate measure of my progress! Oh well, not much I can do about it. I'll weigh myself on the new one tomorrow and hope for the best.

Have a great day everyone.

05-22-2011, 06:44 AM
Mandy, congrats on your wedding and honeymoon, enjoy every moment of it!

RMC, sorry to hear about the death of your scale, that'd drive me a little nute for sure.

Anyway, I'm here for a EARLY (yawn) Sunday weigh-in before I head down to NYC for a 5K this morning...weighed in at 228 this morning, down 4 from last week, woo-hoo! Hope everyone else had a great week, and has a great day!

05-22-2011, 08:35 AM
grr... I maintained this week. I'm blaming water retention. Yes, that's it.

Must not lose motivation, must not lose motivation...

05-22-2011, 09:00 AM
Congrats everyone - sounds like we're all doing pretty well. It's so hard to maintain momentum sometimes. But, good weeks, bad weeks, we just have to keep at it!

The saga of my poor little scale continues . . . DH has mysteriously been able to get the old scale to work. But, since it's only working intermittently, I know it's on its last leg and so I bought a new one. I had DH weigh himself on the old and immediately on the new one so I could calibrate my numbers. We found that the old was coming in at .3lbs more, which isn't so bad. And now I'm at peace with the death of the scale. :goodscale:

Happy to report that I'm down 3.4lbs this week. It was a very easy week to stay OP - no birthdays or other special occassions. The family was getting into their summer routines and hardly around, so I really only had to cook for myself. I went to the gym every single day and really pushed myself while I was there. This was the first week that I really felt a difference while working out - not so winded, able to workout longer, and didn't feel like an old feeble woman when I attempted to get out bed the following mornings. :D

Have a great day everyone!

05-22-2011, 10:50 AM
195lbs this morning! Down 3lbs. Yay

05-22-2011, 11:51 AM
I froze the first column to make it easier to find your weigh in slot.

05-24-2011, 02:12 PM
I weighed in yesterday instead of Sunday. I didn't lose, but I maintained, and I have to say I'm soooo happy about that. I just about went crazy last week. It was TOM and I just did NOT want to think about what I was eating at all, so I have to admit I went a little overboard. :o Back on track this week, though! :carrot:

05-24-2011, 06:23 PM
im hereee!!! was really sick this week, but better now just in time for class WOOHOO!!! I lost 2 lbs this week, I am happy with that. CONGRATS ALL on losses and maintaining! this group is awesome!

05-25-2011, 04:52 PM
Well this week isn't all that awe-inspiring... lol. Guess the "easy" weight has fallen off and now I have to actually do the hard work! 216.8... down is better than up right?!

I had my 6-week PP checkup yesterday, incision and everything look great so I have the all-clear to start exercising. Also got the results back from my latest chest x-ray and the pneumonia is also gone! WOOHOO!!

This week I'm making it my super huge goal to drink all my water! I'm aiming for between 100-120 ounces a day; I'm breastfeeding, plus pumping another 8-12 ounces daily to donate to a local family, then I'll be adding in exercise on top of that so I know that water intake is going to be crucial to losing weight and breastfeeding successfully! Hope everyone else is having a great week!!

05-26-2011, 01:32 AM
Hi, I just signed up on the spreadsheet. I needed this. My goal is for 15 pounds.

SW 262.2
GW 247.2

05-26-2011, 01:58 AM
Hi! I just signed up!:wave:

SW: 302
GW: 275

05-26-2011, 10:25 AM
Welcome JazzyPeggy and justmary!:wave: You will find a lot of inspiration here - I know I certainly have!

For those in the US, are you doing anything special for the holiday weekend? These types of festive weekends have always been challenging for me in the past, but I think I'm ready! Veggie burgers & chicken sausage are both choices I can add to the family bbq. I know I can have just about anything if I plan it into my daily calorie allotment, but I don't think I'm at that point yet. I think if I let myself "cheat", I'll still be tempted to let loose. So, veggie burgers it is! :)

05-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Good morning everyone,

I haven't checked in for a few days now and just wanted to pop in to see how everyone is doing. Looks like you're all hanging in there :cb: I've had a really good month and I am excited to see where I will be by labor day. I'm hoping to be somewhere in onederland by then. I am going to give it my all to stay on track this time. I am sick and tired of "starting over".

Dreamer - I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick but congrats on the loss.

Great job Josey & rmc :carrot:

Julia - stay motivated. It will come off soon :)

I hope everyone else ends the month with a BANG!

05-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Hi all - I'm a late joiner. I just signed up on the spreadsheet. My actual weigh-in is on Friday.


05-28-2011, 06:49 PM
WELCOME ALL YOU NEWBIESS!!!! Great to have you here!

05-29-2011, 09:20 AM
Down another 2.2 lbs this week to 201.4. I weigh myself everyday, to keep myself on track, and yesterday I was 200.6. I was hoping to break that #200 mark today, but it was not to be. That's ok, I know weight fluctuates day to day and I know I had a good day yesterday, so it's all good.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!

05-29-2011, 10:09 AM
188 this morning, which is a loss of 3lbs!

I'm going to get a digital scale this week, so i can get a more accurate reading next week. Hopefully I won't regret it.

05-29-2011, 04:34 PM
I'm another latecomer to the thread... I added myself to the spreadsheet and I added in formulas to do the weekly loss calculations. (I work with spreadsheets every day!)

My goal is 30 pounds by 4th of July (which would be an end weight of 250#). I'm setting my goal for Labor day to an end weight of 230# which would be a total loss of 50 pounds from my start date.


05-30-2011, 04:06 AM
WELCOME ALL NEWBIES!!! Congrats to all losers. I gained. yep .8 lbs lovely.. :\

05-30-2011, 06:32 AM
I'm another latecomer to the thread... I added myself to the spreadsheet and I added in formulas to do the weekly loss calculations. (I work with spreadsheets every day!)

My goal is 30 pounds by 4th of July (which would be an end weight of 250#). I'm setting my goal for Labor day to an end weight of 230# which would be a total loss of 50 pounds from my start date.

Very cool! I was worried when it said total pounds loss was the same as my cw... then realized when you input your weigh-in, it does all the math for you! Thanks!!

My WI isn't till Wednesday, but I'm not feeling very confident that I'll have lost. It's been quite a lazy weekend, including my anniversary. But I DID do my first workout in a very long time. VERY easy because I still have this irrational fear of my incision coming undone and all my guts spilling out, but still- we did light abs and some light handweights. It felt good! I want to/need to walk but it's been rainy and weird outside.

05-30-2011, 09:14 AM
Yep, just input your weight and voila! No need to tax your brain to do math! LOL! My next goal is to learn how to build pivot tables... HEE HEE!

Thanks for the welcome. I've been digging these forums. I use the WW eTools, but their community / forums are terrible to navigate. This place has been a lifesaver!

05-30-2011, 10:38 PM
Count me in, a day late! Starting in the morning, and I can't wait... Thanks for the spreadsheet!

05-30-2011, 11:05 PM
I am going to jump in here and add myself to the sheet. I have a total of 80 lbs. to lose but I think 45 by LaborDay is a reasonable goal.
98 days to go !


05-31-2011, 08:55 AM
I was up .8 this week. My sister gave me the whole set for the Points Plus WW diet. I'm starting it today. I can't wait to lose more weight.

bama girl
05-31-2011, 09:21 AM
Could I possibly join a little late? I weighed yesterday, and think I could reasonably get to my goal weight by Labor Day. :)

05-31-2011, 09:51 AM
changed my goal to 150 by LaborDay. I know this is my first week and it is probably a lot of water weight but I am losing a butt load of weight this week.

05-31-2011, 10:14 AM
So I tell myself that to get back on track I am going to join a new challenge to be Luscious by Labor Day. And that I have to check in everyday to hold myself accountable. And what do I do.....I disappear immediately and gain 2 pounds!!! Just goes to show I was right all along. I have added myself to the spreadsheet and put the gain. (:mad:)

Congrats to 101 days, doubtingJulia on the losses, sorry to the gainers, and looking forward to getting to know everybody! LisaP916, do I need to copy the calculations down the spreadsheet to my row?

05-31-2011, 11:10 AM
It was a rough week. My boyfriend and I of 2 years broke up, i had a wedding to go to, and I moved back to Pennsylvania all in 4 days!! Lots of depressed eating, and happy wedding eating lol. I gained .8 pounds. I guess It's not as bad as it could be, so I'm going to keep on keeping on!!
Great job to everyone trying so hard!!!

05-31-2011, 11:53 AM
Sorry to hear that, Kristen.

Congrats to those who lost, Keep Pushing Through!!! to those who gained.
I've been MIA for almost 2 weeks now and am reporting with nearly 2lb gain (194lbs.) Had a scary moment last week after I came back from my vacation- bright red blood in the bathtub, apparently my cat has a UTI (not serious yet, thank goodness) and I also sprained my ankle badly so no exercise to counteract my eating for the last 2 weeks! I'm here and I'm ready to be back on track!!!

05-31-2011, 12:10 PM
LisaP916, do I need to copy the calculations down the spreadsheet to my row?

If you know how to do that, sure you can. Otherwise I'll look it over and fix any missing calculations when I add my weight in on Saturday. :-)

05-31-2011, 06:34 PM
So last week was a good week - lost 1.5 lbs. But the holiday weekend wasn't so good... I got some exercise but there were just too many treats calling my name. But I'm back on track today!

The spreadsheet is great, BTW.


06-01-2011, 02:53 AM
Kristen I'm sorry about your breakup, that's really hard. :(

My wi is tomorrow morning... I'm not expecting anything though. This week is my first week of calorie counting.

06-01-2011, 10:56 AM
I'd love to join in on this challenge! I just finished a Memorial Day challenge that ran since January, so this long term one fits the bill for me. I would like to lose 20# by Labor Day. Thanks for the spreadsheet, that is awesome!

bama girl
06-01-2011, 11:05 AM
Oh, goodness. I dropped almost 4 POUNDS in water weight last night after drinking a ton of water. Rehydrating is weird. I am hoping it will stay off as long as I keep hydrated and don't let that nasty water weight get stored again.

06-01-2011, 12:24 PM
Well not much, but not up either! 216, which puts me down 0.8 this week. I'll take it!

06-02-2011, 08:36 AM
Congrats to PacSunMama (I'd take any loss at this point!), bama girl (REALLY??!!! 4 lbs!!!! I drink a ton of water and that never happens to me.), bookwmn1 (yea!) on your losses.

Welcome to jomatho!

Kristen-So sorry about the breakup. :hug: I know it is a really tough time for you now but you just push through and stay on track.

amandie-Yikes! Sounds like you've been spending all your time at the doctor's or the vet's. Hope that ankle heals quickly. (Oh, and kitty too.)

I got on the scale yesterday and there was another 2 pounds on there. TOM is on the way so I am not going to worry about it, just keep drinking my water, and I did a big 50 minute workout on the elliptical yesterday so hopefully it will all whoosh on outta here.

bama girl
06-02-2011, 12:44 PM
Congrats to everyone who lost!

This is such a great group. I'm so glad we can all support each other. :)

urockmom - TOM always does that to me too. It's a pain, but you're right! Just keep pushing!

I lost another 1.2 lb overnight. I am starting to think I was REALLY dehydrated! Haha. I am fairly certain that my body will eventually get used to it and level off.

How's everyone doing today?

06-02-2011, 04:52 PM
I agree, its a great group!
And thanks to everyone who commented about the break up. Who knows... maybe it will inspire me to stick to the diet and exercise better! LOL.

06-02-2011, 05:48 PM
my weigh in from 5/29 (272.2) is a little over 4lbs higher than my weigh in the week previous, due to wedding and honeymoon fun. workin on getting that off of me soon! i'm already back down to 269.8 as of today, so hopefully this sunday will show a better number than before. :D

06-02-2011, 05:57 PM
That is the spirit kristen! Sorry I have been away so much everyone, Finals week at school, gotta love it!

06-02-2011, 07:45 PM
SMSDREAMER2007, good luck with your finals!

Kristen, great attitude. If you can do well during the rough spots, you'll be in great shape. :hug:

Mandy, glad to hear the wedding & honeymoon were such fun! 4lbs is not bad at all. Especially if you get right back on track.

Congrats to everyone else on doing so well. This really is an inspirational group. I myself have been entertaining the same 1.2 lbs for a few days now - one day it's off, next day it's back, over and over again. :) Normally, I wouldn't obsess over it, but it's the 1.2 lbs that will get me out of the #200s. And I reallllly want out of there! :)

06-03-2011, 03:27 AM
Urockmom- Keep at it, you'll get that whoosh!!
Bama- isn't it AMAZING how dehydration can do such weird things to our bodies?? I can't wait to see your weekly weigh in, it's going to be awesome!
Kristen- when I lost weight in college (I lost about 45 pounds in 3-4 months) it was immediately after breaking up with a bf of nearly 6 years. Breaking up with him was the final measure between my "old" and unhealthy identity and me actually doing something for ME and me only. Maybe you'll be able to do the same thing? It's so liberating, taking your health into your own hands and moving forward, it's very empowering too! No better way to heal from a breakup that I can possibly think of, actually.
Mandy- I'm so happy your honeymoon and wedding were fun! Don't worry too much about those 4 pounds, they'll come off and it's your wedding after all! Plus when you travel you tend to eat so much more sodium/processed foods and that wreaks havoc on your body.
RMC- stick with it! Can you step it up at all this week, add 10 minutes to your workout each day, or another bottle of water? I bet you just need a teeny push and you'll be forever out of the 200's!!

Day 3 of my diet went incredibly well, I filled up with so much protein in lieu of empty carbs. I'm finding, however, that my best sources of protein contain lots of fat- eggs, cheese, nuts. Is there anything I can do about that without adding in tons of sodium or artificial sweeteners? I'm trying to cut down on my carbs since with my pcos, my body is actually addicted to carbs. Since I'm breastfeeding, I don't want to cut them down super low or out entirely, but I am finding I feel so great with eating this much protein! Luckily I think the fat isn't necessarily "bad" fat like fried or grease or anything, but still, I want to watch that and not go crazy with it.

Also, I'm not sure but I think AF found me yesterday. It doesn't make sense because of the pcos, breastfeeding and that I have a newborn, but it's what seems to be the case. I'm really just not sure... just hoping it doesn't hinder my weight loss efforts!

06-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Thanks PacSunMama. I actually stepped up my gym routine as of June 1st - 45 mins cardio, instead of 30, at least 5 times per week. I guess I'll just have to be patient. :lol:

And congrats on staying OP. I have the same problem in terms of proteins and fats. I'm trying to stay away form carbs, mainly because they are my downfall. As such, I sometimes struggle with reaching 1200 calories without the charts showing too many fats, even though they're the good kind. Chicken breasts are my new best friend. Good thing there are a million and one ways to prep them!

Have a great weekend everyone!

ETA: Saturday morning here and I finally cracked 200lbs! :woohoo: Of course, that 1.2 lbs will probably be back tomorrow, but at least I'm heading in the right direction!

06-05-2011, 03:03 AM
ETA: Saturday morning here and I finally cracked 200lbs! :woohoo: Of course, that 1.2 lbs will probably be back tomorrow, but at least I'm heading in the right direction!

Yay yay yay!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

It won't be back tomorrow if you don't LET it come back tomorrow! Or better yet, try to resist weighing in all week long and stay perfectly OP. Then you won't have an up/down week if for some reason your body decides to freak out on you one day. Great job!

06-05-2011, 09:20 AM
I lost 3.2 this week! Whoo hoo! I'm 7 pounds from my Independence Day goal, so I'm going to focus on that over the next four weeks. My average over the last 10 weeks has been 2.3 pounds per week, so I should be able to make that work.

Labor Day is two weeks before my 40th birthday and I can't wait to go shopping for a kickass outfit for that special event!

06-05-2011, 09:57 AM
Thanks PacSunMama! I know that by weighing myself everyday I set myself up for potential disappointment, but I've found that it really works best for me for motivation. When I was weighing weekly, I'd find myself saying, "Well today is Tuesday and I don't have to weigh in until Sunday, so I'll work extra hard later in the week." Yeah, not so much. By weighing everyday, I'm accountable EVERY SINGLE DAY. Of course, I've had to learn not to obsess about every uptick and I'm usually pretty good about remembering that weight loss is not linear.

That said, I'm down 1.8 for the week, leaving me with 14.6 more lbs to lose by Labor Day. I didn't measure myself at the beginning (wish I had), but just from last week, I've lost several inches overall. And most importantly, I feel great!

Good luck to everyone as we keep working at it!

06-05-2011, 10:21 AM
Good Morning Everyone!
I'm still trudging along. My weight loss has been slow but continuous and I'm glad to say I'm down again this week. Every little bit is getting my closer to my goal.
I'm really going to step it up the next few weeks. I'd like to get ahead a bit for my 4th of July weekend :)

06-05-2011, 05:40 PM
Great job to everyone who lost this week!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

To everyone who is struggling, we are all here for you and know that you can do it!!!! So get pumped! :strong:

With TOM of the month headed out the door and a pretty good OP week, I am happy to say that my bump up is gone and I have lost 2.5 lbs this week. I'll take it..:D Now, I'm am determined :sumo: to have a really, really tight week with lots of exercise, water, and good food.

Who's with me??

06-05-2011, 06:09 PM
Sorry for being away all, started new on call job where I do daycare. This week was my full week and my mind is boggling at how it shows.....the scale says I am down 9 lbs. 9 LBS!!!!!!! to 267...wowowow. I am hoping its not wrong, I would be disappointed to see the 270's again next week :\

06-05-2011, 08:10 PM
sunday means weigh in, 269.4 for me. -2.8lbs from last weekend!

06-06-2011, 09:43 AM
I lost .2 from last week, but am still up .6 for the challenge. I did WW Point Plus last week, but I am going to lower my allowance this week, and see if I do better.

06-06-2011, 11:45 AM
I lost .2 from last week, but am still up .6 for the challenge. I did WW Point Plus last week, but I am going to lower my allowance this week, and see if I do better.

What do you mean "lower your allowance"? You should make sure to eat your daily points every day... Eating less than that may PREVENT you from losing anything.

I've been having great success with WW - 23 pounds in 10 weeks. I eat all my dailies and probably half my weeklies every week. I don't eat any of my AP's.

06-07-2011, 03:23 AM
Sorry for being away all, started new on call job where I do daycare. This week was my full week and my mind is boggling at how it shows.....the scale says I am down 9 lbs. 9 LBS!!!!!!! to 267...wowowow. I am hoping its not wrong, I would be disappointed to see the 270's again next week :\

Whoa!! Did you know that the childcare job came with its own built-in gym?? Holy moly! :D

06-07-2011, 12:06 PM
What do you mean "lower your allowance"? You should make sure to eat your daily points every day... Eating less than that may PREVENT you from losing anything.

I've been having great success with WW - 23 pounds in 10 weeks. I eat all my dailies and probably half my weeklies every week. I don't eat any of my AP's.

Lisa, I mean I had better not eat my 49 extra allowance, just stick to my daily points. Thanks for the heads up though. I guess I should have explained better.

06-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Wow, SMS- if that's the case then sign me up for a childcare job! LOL Congrats on your 9lbs, :crossed: hard that you're still in the 260s next week, girl!

Jazzy- I thought the same thing as Lisa when I first read your post, glad to hear that isn't the issue. Yea, I read a few posts where people cannot touch their weekly allowance just to see a decent loss!

Today's weigh in is 191.2lbs, about 1.2lbs less (192.4) than I was when I left for vacation on May 18th so not too bad but I gotta get my butt in gear if I want to make goal!!

Have a great day, y'all!!!

06-08-2011, 01:39 PM
Yay!! 213.4! That's down 2.6 from last week!

06-08-2011, 02:20 PM
Whoo-hoo, Sarah!!! :carrot:

06-08-2011, 04:40 PM
That's excellent!! Congrats! :cheer:

06-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Thanks!! To celebrate I decided to put my favorite stretchy maternity jeans away, now that my regular pants button and zip. I still have a muffin top but it's not terrible if I wear my c-section binder. What's funny is that these were my "fat" pants and they fit me just fine when I was at 235 before I got pregnant. Now 22 pounds lighter and they're so snug, but at least they "fit" now!!

06-09-2011, 01:54 PM
Nice! That's a NSV for you, Sarah with your stretchy maternity pants and regular pants. I kind of have the same problem with one pair of jeans, I think it's because of my lower stomach- I didn't have the slight overhang when I was the same weight back in college. Oh well, c'est la vie.

06-12-2011, 05:11 AM
Nice! That's a NSV for you, Sarah with your stretchy maternity pants and regular pants. I kind of have the same problem with one pair of jeans, I think it's because of my lower stomach- I didn't have the slight overhang when I was the same weight back in college. Oh well, c'est la vie.

Thank you! To resist temptation... I actually packed up and got rid of every stitch of maternity clothing in my house! I'm selling them as a lot to a friend of mine, she's getting a great deal, and I'm keeping momentum so I never have to wear stretchy pants again, at least not in the size I just got rid of! :D

I'm thinking of changing my weigh-in day to Tuesday... or maybe even twice weekly. I get to about 4 days OP and want so badly to see my progress "officially." Plus my knitting night is on Tuesday nights and while I eat healthy (we meet at various local restaurants) it's still usually full of more sodium than I'd like the night before my WI.

06-12-2011, 07:25 AM
Down 2 pounds from two weeks ago (I didn't weigh myself last week)

06-12-2011, 08:04 AM
Good Morning Everyone!
Happy to say that I'm down 3.5lbs this week.
I re-evaluated my calorie balance and am happy to say I saw a good bump this week when I've been seeing only 1-2lbs for a while now.

I look forward to everyone else's check in :)

06-12-2011, 10:49 AM
Morning everyone; hope everyone's enjoying this weekend!

Congrats to Julia & K3ll3y :cheer:! I hope everyone is chugging along. (It's a long time until Labor Day!)

This week is absolute proof that there is no ryhyme or reason to weight loss. I lost a whooping 4.2 lbs this week, doing pretty much what I've been doing all along - same calories, same water, same workout, no TOM factor. I'm not complaining!! Just wish I could crack the code. :dizzy:

I do have one theory - now that I don't feel so big and overwhelmed and just plain down, I'm getting out and about more. So, there's extra activity built into my day that wasn't there before. Yesterday, DH and I walked to the lake; he fished and I sat on my butt and read. Last summer, I would have sat in the house while he went. It was just a mile walk, so that wasn't responsible for 4 lbs, but I think it's a general lifestyle change.

.4 lb more and I'll hit 20 lbs lost; I am a happy camper. Thank you all so much for the motivation and for listening to my ranting. Hope you all have a great week!

06-12-2011, 02:18 PM
Way to go, Julia, K3ll3y and RMC!!! That's wonderful!!!

Still OP for most of the weekend aside from the captain morgan and diet coke/zero drinks last night at my pool party, lol. I'm gonna be real busy for the next 2 weeks since I've gotta pack the whole house- am moving to southern Illinois at the end of this month, gahhh!!!! lol. Hope all had a good weekend so far! :)

06-13-2011, 11:26 AM
Great news Julia, K3ll3y, and RMC!!! Fantastic job!!! :carrot:
RMC~We know you'll get that .4 off and hit the big 20!
K3ll3y~I am going to really watch those calories this week and see if I can take off a big chunk like you did.
Sarah~Fantastic job this week. I think you are right to steer clear of the scale after a big salt day. That is what happened to me this morning after my daughter's graduation party last night.
Julia~Two pounds is great!

I really need to watch the calories this week as I my mini-goal was to get down another 1.5 pounds by this Friday. We are having good friends fly in for the weekend and I am really trying to fit into my shorts by then!!!;) So, even though today is crazy with graduation tonight, I am going to get in my exercise regardless.

Keep truckin' ladies!!!

06-13-2011, 12:11 PM
Nice job everyone!!! I'm down 1.6 pounds from last week! Just what I was going for!! Now if I could just keep this up! Its getting tough...

06-15-2011, 12:22 PM
So I'm frustrated because I was OP this week, under my total cals for the week still, but the scale went back up a little in the last day or two from Sunday's weight. So I'm going to stick with Sunday's weight, which is fine because I wanted to change my weigh-in day anyway. So that's 211.4, down 2 pounds from last Wednesday!!

Not sure why it went up... but hopefully it's a fluke. Usually I nurse and pump before WI, but I didn't do that today- but there's no way that's 2 pounds worth of weight!

06-15-2011, 12:34 PM
I hope no one minds that I just joined. I added myself to the end of the spreadsheet -- hopefully it took!

06-15-2011, 04:57 PM
Hi Susan and welcome!!

06-15-2011, 05:50 PM
Welcome Susan!! You will find a lot of inspiration here.

PacSun, don't sweat a little fluctuation, especially while you're nursing. Your hormones are still running wild and free and that can certainly have an effect!

I'm still hovering around that 195.5 mark, but it's TOM, so I'm not too worried. Just looking forward to weighing in, in a couple of days.

Hope everyone is having a good week! Keep on working it!

06-16-2011, 03:59 AM
Whoo-hoo, finally got out of the 190s this am- 189.4! :carrot:

Way to go, Kristen!

Sarah- I wouldn't worry about it. I am thinking of changing my WI day because yesterday I was 192.5 and this am I was 189.4 so I'm taking it, lol! I'm still figuring out the trend/pattern so I can choose an official WI day.

:welcome: Susan!!!

06-16-2011, 04:26 AM
Thanks you guys! I do feel better, and I'm totally see the "bigger" perspective. I expect losing this next 60ish pounds to take about a year, maybe even a little more for the last bits. So as long as it evens out and I'm still following my program, I know it will all pay off and work out.

I still just get irky when I see higher numbers than 2 days before. It's hard not to convince myself that "I should have just had that darn piece of cake anyway." Luckily I'm the most stubborn person I know... and I'm doing this thing! :)

06-16-2011, 11:39 AM
:cheer: Way to go, amandie! :cheer:

06-16-2011, 11:55 AM
Count me in!

CW: 193
GW: 170

Lets Go! we can do it!!!

06-19-2011, 11:24 AM
Welcome, caramelkitty. :wave:

Finally dipped below 195.5 to 193.4 - not much of a dip, but I'll take it! I'm realizing that for me, the eating healthy part of this isn't as challenging as the working out part. I've discovered that naturally, I'm a slug! :o So, I'm really trying to focus on upping my activity.

Hope everyone had a great week! It's already been 3 weeks since Memorial Day - I have a feeling that the summer is going to fly by and it will be Labor Day before we know it, so we all need to stay focused!

06-19-2011, 12:17 PM
Lost 2 pounds again finally. I hope I am back with steadier losses now.

06-20-2011, 02:36 PM
down to 264.1 today, 14.1 more pounds til labor day goal!

06-21-2011, 01:38 PM
Congrats to Josey, RMC and Mandy!!

:welcome: caramelkitty!!!

Checking in today with loss of 1.4lbs- 188.0 today! :carrot:

Hope all are doing well!!

06-21-2011, 09:09 PM
I'm late but I'm in!! I'll do my first weigh in 6/26!

06-22-2011, 10:32 AM
Welcome alliesarang! Looks like you're already having amazing success! :bravo:

And kudos to amandie, Mandy, and Josey! You ladies will be luscious by Labor Day for sure!

06-24-2011, 05:38 AM
Just checking in! It's been a CRAZY week for me and we don't get a breather till Sunday... when we need to catch up with housework because next week is JUST as busy! Staying OP so far though, and doing alright. I'm nervous because we are going to a 2-day marriage seminar and meals will be provided. No trusty protein shakes will be served, I'm pretty sure, so I have to manage myself in the "real world." I can do this!

06-24-2011, 08:16 AM
YES you can!!

Staying OP when I'm out of my routine is a challenge for me too. My go-to: plain grilled chicken and salad, both of which are usually given as choices. It may be boring, but I figure it's pretty safe. I still can't control things like sodium contact and I have to estimate the weight, but it usually works.

Good luck and congrats on staying OP during such a busy time! :cheer:

06-25-2011, 10:04 AM
It's been a while since I've checked in. You all are doing an awesome job! By labor day, you all are going to be knock outs!! I'm still plugging along and still hoping to reach onederland by Labor day. I've had to re adjust my eating plan and now I'm eating less sugar & junk food, so there is hope of reaching my goal for Labor day.

I hope everyone has a great OP weekend;)

06-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Oops, I have been forgetting to post on here! I hope you guys don't mind, but for me it would be better visually to just post my weights right in my threads. This looks good right now, but I will be posting a gain tomorrow, eek!

5/29-189.0 (SW)
6/05-186.2 (-1.8)
6/12-185.0 (-1.2)
6/19-183.0 (-2.0)
9/04-Goal weight is 169

06-25-2011, 06:15 PM
recording my saturday weight, because i'm gonna be all over the place sunday and not home very often :)

edit: 261.9 down 2.2lbs from last week and 11.9 to go for my labor day goal :D

06-26-2011, 09:53 AM
Morning everyone! Looks like we're all still working away at it. I'm down 2.8 lbs this week, which puts me 5.6 lbs from my goal of 30 lbs. I know things are going to slow up soon, but I'm just going to keep whittling away at the pounds. Summer bbqs are here and that is a challenge!

Have a great week everyone!

06-26-2011, 02:15 PM
Ok so temptation GOT ME yesterday. They had donuts and pastries for breakfast (we were at an all-day marriage seminar/retreat on post), so I had a grande carmel light frappucino without any carmel sauce, then 2 sprinkly cake donuts. Then I did okay at lunch- took 2 slices of the Subway sandwich and dumped the middle onto just one "set" of bread (twice the protein, half the bread), but then I saw the cookies. And had two thinking they were similar in calories to the ones I make at home, about 75 cals per cookie. Uh no, Subway's cookies are 220 calories EACH!!! And they aren't even abnormally huge or anything, that's just very deceiving!

Then they brought out of a tray of Oreos, and I kept snacking on them... had 6 in total. They brought out the leftover donuts and I did resist having any of those.

So then when we went home I eventually wanted dinner. Already was over my calorie limit and decided that this dinner is my "cheat" meal this week. I snacked on wheat thins, then had half a grilled cheese and about 1/4 Annie's mac and cheese (which wasn't all that good so I stopped eating it.) So in all, it's not that I ate a LOT, it's that I chose to eat mostly higher fat, HIGH carb empty calories and felt hungry all day. Where my daily percentage of protein is usually at about 30%, yesterday it was at 7%... no wonder I was feeling so hungry!!

However, I'm still down to 209.4 today! Broke into the 210's and I'm going to be trying very hard to get out of them quickly! Sorry for the essay- hope everyone is doing well!

06-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Wow its been 2 weeks since I checked in? What the h-e double hockey sticks? I dont know how time escaped me at 272.8 this am which means im almost out of the 270's YAY!!! knda bittersweet after the 267 I saw on the scale 3 wees ago, which I now am putting down to being severely dehydrated after a night of major drinking.

07-01-2011, 01:53 PM
It's getting quiet around here... how is everyone doing? On track? Going again? At the start of a new month, there are lots of people jumping on the challenge boat, so I'm bumping this!

I am starting July at 206, I lost 10.8 pounds in the month of June!! I will update my WI on here on Sunday, I changed my day from Wednesday a couple weeks ago. Almost to my goal now. I'm going to hit it long before this challenge is over, so I'm going to need to create a new goal!!

07-01-2011, 02:35 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm still plugging along. Great to see you all hanging in there too.

PacSunMama - WOW you did an awesome job in June :cheer2: I hope I can do half as good in June.

Great job to all you other losers. I'm down to 215.8 for the month. my total loss for June was only 3.2 pounds. I'm hoping to double that this month.

I promise to check here more often. I hope everyone has a great OP weekend.

07-03-2011, 10:50 AM
It's so quiet in here. I hope we can keep this thread going until Labor Day!

I'm down 1.6 lbs this week and have finally made it out of the 190s. :cheer:

I've definitely slowed down the pace I'm losing though; it was bound to happen. Just have to keep as motivated as I was at the beginning when the lbs were dropping fairly quickly.

Have a great week everyone! Only 64 days until Labor Day so get moving!

07-03-2011, 11:56 AM
Sorry I haven't been checking in the thread for a while. However, I kept the spreadsheet updated.
I am doing good with my progress for this challenge. This morning I had a nice 3 lbs loss and hit another goal of 50 lbs total lost! Woohooo!
Anyways, I have 11 lbs to go for Labour Day and I think I can do it!

07-03-2011, 03:11 PM
Life is what life is! I havnt had the chance to keep this thread alive I think we will be able to make it to labor day though! I personally lost 2 lbs last week howd yall do? what were your ups and downs? what part was the hardest?

07-03-2011, 09:59 PM
i weighed in today at 259.3, putting me at 2.6lbs down for the week, 16.7lbs down for the challenge, and 9.3lbs to go to reach my goal of 250 by labor day. i may have to revise my goal to 245 :)

07-03-2011, 10:26 PM
wtg K0nfy!!!! :cheer:

07-06-2011, 04:41 AM
k0nfy great job!!

SMS- my biggest challenge seems to be these holiday weekends!! Between father's day and 4th of July, I'm seriously still recovering! I know that had I not participated in the festivities, I'd have lost even more weight already! But I'm also very satisfied and proud of my progress so far.The challenge for me is getting back on track and not falling off the wagon. At the rate I've been losing weight, I'd be at my goal in mid-January, but I'm hoping to be there by my son's first birthday which is mid-April. So I'm okay with ups and downs and slow weeks and fast weeks.

I have big goals for this summer- I want VERY badly to be at 197 for my son's 3d birthday in August. It's only 5.5 weeks away, and with the damage I did over the weekend, it's 10 pounds or more to lose. I want it BAD though. I will stay perfectly on my plan with no cheating or cheat days until then (then I'll have cake and maybe pizza!!) Also revising my focus now a little more than calorie counting, I'm going to aim for my protein intake to be at least 30% of my daily calories. The day goes by so easily when I have that amount, it's easy to stay on plan and I don't feel hungry or tired!

07-06-2011, 04:42 AM
Just wanted to add that Labor day is only 8 weeks from this coming Sunday! Kick it up ladies, time to really get LUCIOUS!!! :)

07-06-2011, 12:19 PM
It's so quiet in here. I hope we can keep this thread going until Labor Day!

I'm down 1.6 lbs this week and have finally made it out of the 190s. :cheer:

I've definitely slowed down the pace I'm losing though; it was bound to happen. Just have to keep as motivated as I was at the beginning when the lbs were dropping fairly quickly.

Have a great week everyone! Only 64 days until Labor Day so get moving!

rmc- Look at you go!!:carrot:

I do believe you will be the first to goal on this thread:hug:

Awesome job! I'm going to see if I can catch up:D

07-08-2011, 12:28 AM
Hi all!!!!

Been MIA - busy moving into another place in another state plus unpacking! I sure must have burned a lot of calories to offset the junky food and booze since I'm still holding at 187-188 tho I saw 185 at one time! Now have more time to focus on myself and get back to business.

Congrats to those who lost! <3 to all! :)

07-08-2011, 01:30 AM
pacsun- I hear ya I think bout that too :\ thank god after my last "treat" time its been easier to stay on plan and get right back on plan :D

amandie- great to have you back! time to kick it a notch and yes, moving is GREAT exercise.

i have a migraine so i heading to bed but good luck all cant wait to see what happens come sunday!

07-08-2011, 10:15 AM
SMS- Migraines, yuckkkkkk!!!! Hope you are feeling better now?

Sarah- :crossed: I believe you can do it, 197 by your lil boy's birthday!

07-08-2011, 10:50 AM
Good Morning All!
I'm glad to see some people are still sticking with it on here.

Dreamer- I hope some sleep will help with your migraine. There really is nothing worse.

Sarah- I'm with Amandie, you can totally do it. 2lbs a week for 5 weeks. Stick to a diet of 1600-1800 calories and get in some sort of exercise every day and it will work for you. Keeping your protein high really does help you stay full so that will help out a lot as well. We're all rooting for you :)

Amandie- If you can keep off the junk food and focus on a healthy diet it seems like you would be well on your way to a loss. Hope you've had a healthy week and we can all report good numbers on Sunday.

07-08-2011, 01:05 PM
K3ll3y- Agreed! I'm just happy I actually have food in my new place now, lol. I also need to get back to being more active. ;)

07-08-2011, 01:27 PM
amandie & k3ll3y - yes, I feel MUCH better now! suprisingly so because normally sleep doesn't cure it, but now it is..maybe a sign i'm healthier now? LOL one can only dream

sarah - I agree with the girls, you can do it!! :cheer: