Weight Loss Support - "This week I will....." and Accountability Thread!

09-14-2011, 12:28 PM
So I'm having trouble still sticking to a decent eating plan and consistantly doing an exercise plan. And the frustration is setting in.
I need to do something so I can get myself back on track!

I am creating an accountability thread for myself and others to post on to keep accountable and to post challenges to stick to this week.

Let me begin:

This week I will....

....do at least 30 minutes of cardio everyday (until Sunday).
....not eat more than 1500-1700 calories everyday.
....get more than 6.5 hours of sleep every night.
....begin to seriously quit smoking.


09-14-2011, 12:33 PM
This week I will:
Drink my water, even on the weekends.
Keep my calories between 1300-1400 per day
Exercise 5 days this week (3 down, 2 more to go)

09-14-2011, 12:35 PM
Stay OP for 7 straight days! For the past 3 wks, I've been OP for 3-4 and then falling off the wagon.

09-14-2011, 11:28 PM
This week I will:
stay at 1,200 calories a day
get an intense 30 minutes of cardio in at least 5 days (and do yoga on any "off" day)
not totally ruin my diet with a weekend alcohol binge!

09-15-2011, 12:14 AM
This week I will:

Drink at least 3L of water every day,
Meet my 1350kcal goal every day,
Get some form of exercise every day (core workouts from home and vigorous walks count!).

09-15-2011, 01:52 AM
This week I will:

~Do at least one core workout
~Not binge, even though it's TOM
~Get 7 hours of sleep after graveyards (except Saturday)

09-15-2011, 03:10 AM
This week I will: Go to the gym Every other day and do:
30 mins of Cardio or a Zumba Class
45 weight training
45 min Pilates

Stop eating pasta!

09-15-2011, 03:14 AM
I have been on a diet break for 2 weeks after completely running out of steam and losing no weight over the summer.

From today, I will write down everything I eat, weight everything I eat and consume no more than 1350 calories.

I will restart my 12 week lifting programme

I will learn to manage my hunger by eating sensible snacks and well balanced meals!

Happy Thursday!

09-15-2011, 09:42 AM
This week i will,

Track every day.
Drink more water and less soda. (diet of course)
Take my vitamins.
Go back to the gym, the highschool boys are now back in school so not hogging all the equip.

09-15-2011, 11:31 AM
This week I will:

~Exercise for 30 mins for at least 5 days. I've done 3 out of 5 so far.
~I'm not much of water drinker, so I will at least get 1 serving a day to work my way up to more.
~Not eat bad foods after 8pm. I know this is my bad time, so if I must munch, I will pick apple slices.
~Realize I can't do a complete change or I will cause myself to lose interest. Gradual steps need to be done in order to make it a change.
~Not beat myself up if I slip up.

09-15-2011, 11:54 AM
Amazing challenges chickies! :D

So, yesterday was my technical start day of my challenges, but I plan on starting on Mondays every week.
My plan is to keep posting challenges each week on here and try to update daily so I can keep myself motivated and accountable.

Yesterday, I did well!

I only smoked two cigarettes; which is not bad....
I did cardio for 30 minutes and did about 30 minutes of strength training....
I ate maybe between 1650-1750 calories; which I am fine with since I didn't go overboard....
I got about 6.5-6.75 hours or sleep; which I am okay with since I didn't go under that amount.

So, not a bad start. :D

09-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Awesome day today!

Today I:

Smoked only one cigarette!
Did 35 minutes of speed intervals on the Arc Trainer and about 15-20 minutes of upper body strength training!
Ate between 1250-1350 calories! (A little bit low, but I ate a lot Monday so it balances out.)

AWWWW YEAAAAH! Day 2 went very well! And I'm planning on an early bedtime tonight. :D

Soooo, how are the rest of you doing on your challenges?

09-16-2011, 02:53 PM
Yesterday I didn't get to exercise, but I went today at lunch. 30 mins on the elliptical and so far for today I've had a 110 calorie grilled chicken piece. I snacked on apple slices last night. No water yet today, but will get at least 1 glass in. I'm at day 4 out of 5 for exercising. No beating myself up either. Total calories yesterday was around 1150-1200.

I need to remember that our minds don't process "I won't", "I can't" etc - any negative thought. I have to think I will eat healthier instead of I won't eat junk. Our minds seem to get it if it's worded this way. I forget where I read this.

Great job Persicae! Esp on the cigs. :D I smoke as well and I know I can't quit right now or everything will fall apart. lol

09-16-2011, 09:55 PM
It's me again. I learned how many calories I need to eat per day to lose weight in a healthy way and not put my body in starvation mode (1867). So... now that I know that amount:

Grilled chicken for lunch - 100
7oz of Tuna, 2 cups or so of brocolli, salad, and 12 Wheat Thins - approx 934 calories (including sauce)

Only 1034 calories for the day, so far. I'm not hungry anymore and won't make the 800 balance, but will try to get close. And I got in my 1 glass of water.