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09-29-2011, 10:20 AM
:carrot: :welcome3:

Hi Turtles, here's the spot where we can post our weight outcomes for the week. Best of everything to us all!!!!
234.6/189.8/thinner :cool:

09-29-2011, 11:14 AM
The Turtles Biggest Loser Challenge:

I am totally up for the competition so just to recap so I am sure I understand:

Exercise 3 Times a Week
Eat within our points/calories
Give support to the group
Keep a food journal
Try 1 new meal/recipe every week (on plan)
Drink our water
Make a personal weight loss goal to have, and the end of the show will be our target date

09-30-2011, 08:56 AM
Weigh in and Challenge update for the first week for Princess:

Weigh In: I was down .4 lbs (Not what I had hoped)
Exercised: 3 times
New recipe: Crockpot Chicken Parmasen
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water
I ate within my calories most days but went over on a couple but over all I think that I did much better this week then I have in a long time.
I ate out a total of 5 times plus had a birthday celebration in there too LOL - but I did my planning and made the best choices I could so even though I am only down .4 lbs I was not too unhappy with the week in general.

09-30-2011, 12:49 PM
Weigh In: I was up 1.8 :(
Exercised: 6 times
New recipe:I didn't :(
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

I stayed within my points for the week. I ate my weeklies and part of my activity points but not all. I ate about 1/2 of them. I guess this week I'll try not eating any of them, and see how that goes, or maybe I'll eat them all. I don't know what to do....I'm running tomorrow 11 miles, so that's going to be a huge chunk of points. Any advice is greatly needed!!

09-30-2011, 06:43 PM
okay so I decided to weigh in today even though my official WI are Mondays( at home as I'm doing this online)

Weigh in : down .6
Exercised : everyday
New Recipe : I'm making Turkey Salsa burgers tonight
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
I journaled
Water each day was not so go.. I had 2 days where I just couldn't get it all in. :( will work on that this week!!!

09-30-2011, 09:31 PM
Weekly check in # 1

Weighed down about 3 lbs (due to illness!
Eating pretty good ate practically nothing for 2 days!!!
Exercise 2 1 hour walks 1 45 min aquafit class
New Recipe Broccoli/cauliflower soup
Support check in as to 3 fat chicks a few times!
Journaled well this is a goal for next week

Water pretty good! plus found a great rooiboos no caffeine tea that rocks

10-01-2011, 09:23 PM
Weigh in: down -1.4
Water: yes
New Recipe: Nope. I dont like to do recipes. Not much of a cooker.
Journaling: Yes
Exercise: 4 days out of 7 this week so far.
Support and check in: I think I missed a few days. I will try to work on that.

10-04-2011, 02:02 PM
Weigh-in: Down 4 lbs
Water: yes
New Recipe: Searching for a new one to try
Journaling: I think I did 99%
I exercised 2 times last week. Going for 3 times this week.
Working on checking in daily.

10-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Week #2

Weigh In: I was down .6 lbs
Exercised: 3 times (Zumba and long walks with the dogs)
New recipe: Nope - this I failed to do
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

At the rate I am losing weight it is unlikely that I will hit my overall weight loss goal for this contest but I am not going to change it, will just use it as a lesson as to how my body is changing and also reset my expectations so that I don't get discouraged.

10-07-2011, 02:51 PM
WI and challenge for Judy
weight loss 0.6#
exercise 3x
new recipe (no)
tracking every day
chiming in almost daily, sometimes 2x/day
We're doing great! Next week I expect to be down another pound.
234.6/189.2/169 and thinner :cool:

10-07-2011, 05:22 PM
Weigh In: down 2!!
Exercised: 6 times
New recipe: Cauliflower poppers, steel cut banana nut oatmeal, cinnamon popcorn
Checked in and posted on 3FC almost every day
Journaled each day & drank my water

This week I exercised 6 times and one of those days was my 11 mile run. I ate every point I could get my hands on lol. I ate all my dailies, all my weeklies and all my AP points. I'm going to try that again this week and see if I continue to lose, last week I didn't eat them all and I gained 1.8.....so we'll see I suppose :)

10-07-2011, 09:32 PM
Weigh in - went up .4 (from wedding on wi Monday ) but got on the scale today and down 1 pound ..
Exercised - yes I did whether I liked it or not LOL
New recipe - yes Cream of Broccoli soup
Checked in and posted - yeppers
Journaled - yesss
water -- still working on this one

10-08-2011, 07:50 PM
Weigh in: down -1.4
Water: yes
New Recipe: No
Journaling: Yes
Exercise: Atleast 3 times
Support and check in: I think I missed a few days. I will try to work on that.

10-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Weigh-in: Down 1.5
Exercise: Not really
Water: Yes
Jornaling: Once again not really
No recipe: Not at all

I can only put the weight loss on my work schedule being crazy.

10-12-2011, 06:53 AM
My late week #2

Weigh in - Didn't
Exercise 5- 1 hour walks 1 aquafit class
Water - so so
Journal- failed


10-14-2011, 08:52 AM
Week #3 Update for Princess:

Weigh In: +1.4 lbs
Exercised: Too many to count!
New recipe: Crockpot Apples
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

10-14-2011, 12:18 PM
Week #1, #2, #3 for Bandit

Weigh in: + 4#
Exercised: Zumba
New Recipe: None
Checked in & Posted when computer available
Journalled each day (exept week in Cuba) but drank all my water

10-14-2011, 04:24 PM
WI #3
Down about 2 pounds (from now on I'm using the JC numbers since they are more favorable)
Exercise: 4X
new recipe: not part of my program right now
Checking in: Daily
Water: Plenty
Journalled: Yes
I'm feeling good about this.
Have a great day.
234.6/186/179 and thinner :cool:

10-14-2011, 09:07 PM

Up 1 pound
Exercise - for sure and then some LOL
new recipe - not that I can remember
checking - yes I am you guys rock for motivation
water - still working on it but most days yess
journal - every day
On to week 4 we go!!

10-15-2011, 08:52 PM
Weigh in #3

weight up +1.6 atleast
exercise : maybe 3 times
Water: yes all my water
New Recipe: Dont much like new things when I find things I like
Journaling : yes
Checking in: still not doing great

10-17-2011, 08:59 AM
Better late than never.....(hope you don't mind me jumping in)!!

WI 3

WI... down 2
exercise... :(
water.... yes, yes & yes
new recipe......western omelete (5 Pt)
journaling.......yes, everyday at etools
check in.......yes, everyday.....

10-17-2011, 10:51 PM
Weigh In: +.8
Exercised: 6 times
New recipe: southwest oven fried chicken
Checked in and posted on 3FC almost every day
Journaled each day & drank my water daily

10-18-2011, 06:36 PM
Weigh In: +2.3
Exercised: None
New Recipe: None
Checked in sporadically
Journaled not really and it showed

10-21-2011, 08:48 AM
Week #4 Update for Princess:

Weigh In: - 3.6 lbs
Exercised: 4 classes - Zumba, Aquafit, Cycle
New recipe: Not this week
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

10-21-2011, 10:11 AM
Thanks Princess for keeping us on track as to which week we're in!!!!
Update for Judy
WI down 1/2#
Exercised: DVD toning 5X, boardwalk 2X
New recipe: N/A
Check in: Daily, sometimes 2X
Journaled each day. Need to boost water
234.6/185.2/179 and thinner :cool:

10-21-2011, 11:32 AM
Week #4 for Bandit

WI - Down 1#
Exercise - Zumba, bowling
New Recipe - Pumpkin muffins, roasted broccoli
Check in - daily
Journalled - every day. Lots of water

10-21-2011, 06:52 PM
Week 4

WI : -2.6lbs
Exercise : 6 days treadmill
New Recipe : Caramel Apple dessert & Pumpkin Muffins
Checked in : yeppers
Journal : etools every day
Water : 5/7 days good ( I'm getting there)

10-22-2011, 08:59 PM
Week 4
Weigh in - Down -1.6 that I gained last week.
Excercise: 2/3 days
Checkin: Not as much as I should
New Recipe: Nope

10-23-2011, 08:27 PM
Weigh In: +1
Exercised: 6 times
New recipe: none that i can think of
Checked in and posted on 3FC almost none :(
Journaled each day

10-28-2011, 08:59 AM
Week #5 Update for Princess:

Weigh In: - 1.8 lbs
Exercised: 4 classes - Zumba, Aquafit
New recipe: Shrimp and Rice - it was aweful and we ended up throwing it away
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

10-28-2011, 10:31 AM
Week 5 for Judy
gained .6# this week
journaled every day
checked in with Turtles each day
no new recipes
exercised 4X.
Had a binge experience with Sicilian Pizza-----let's just say I'll win next time.
134.6/185.8/179 and thinner :cool: I'll lose this week!

10-28-2011, 04:45 PM
Week 5
WI -.8
Journaled .. check
Turtle check in - missed one day I believe
New Recipe - yes WW Pumpkin au gratin
Exercise.. yes
Water -- working on it but getting better at it!!

10-29-2011, 05:57 PM
Week 5

W/I up 1#
Jouralled every day
Checked in with turtles every day
No new recipes
Exercise - Zumba
Water - lots
Worse day - Monday (ate whole pizza)

10-29-2011, 09:19 PM
Week 5

Weigh in: down -2.2
Journaled: Everyday
Check in:working on it
Exercise: atleast 3 times
New recipe: nope

11-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Week #6 Update for Princess:

Weigh In: - 1.2 lbs
Exercised: Yes!
New recipe: Marinated Pork Chops roasted on top of sliced apples - Very good!
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

11-04-2011, 10:43 AM
Week #6

Weigh in = turtled (stayed the same)
Exercise = 6 miles walking, 1 hour Zumba
New recipe = black bean chili (in crockpot now)
Checked in here everyday
Journalled daily & drank tons of water
This weeks goal: more exercise & stay OP on the weekend.

11-05-2011, 01:12 PM
Week #6 for Judy/Itryharder
gained 2# ugh----still working on shedding the gain
light exercise----confusing week
no new recipes
yes, journaled daily
yes, checked in with www.3fatchicks.com daily
drank plenty of water

Aim for this week----:tread: or boardwalk daily
drink water with fresh lemon----suggested to help get rid of salt
eat very carefully
appraise situation and see if I need to jump ship again
keep on keepin' on here with Turtles and Facebook Turtles group
Have a great week!

11-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Week #6

Weigh-in: Down -1.4
Journaling- yes
Check in: lurking yes posting no
Water: yep
No new recipe
Exercise-Atleast 3 days

11-07-2011, 09:29 AM
Week 6

W/I : -1.4
Journalled : yes
Checked in : not everyday ( sick this week)
Water - so so
Exercise : missed 3 days then got my groove back, ended week with a bonus 10 mile walk on a beautiful fall day!!
New Recipe : Stuffed Pepper Soup - very good

11-09-2011, 03:48 PM
Hi turtles:

Thought I would try recapping our progress so far, so if there any mistakes please clear them up.

So up to now Week #6 here is what I ended up with from reviewing the information above (as I said please don't get offended if I screwed something up)

Judy = Down .5#
Princess = Down 6.2#
Lots = Up 1.6#
Taylor = Down 3.2#
Terri = Down 3#
Cherry = Down 6.4#
Life = Down 3.2#
Jar = Down 2.8#
Bandit = Up 4#

11-09-2011, 03:59 PM
Total group effort = Down 19.70#

You ladies are doing great & we are in the home stretch now, so keep up the good work & sorry, for my crappy results.

11-11-2011, 07:01 AM
Week #7 Update for Princess:

Weigh In: Turtle (Stayed the same)
Exercised: Yes!
New recipe: No
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

11-11-2011, 08:29 AM
Check in Week #7 for Judy:
Bandit, thanks for the update. We are doing great. I lost those pesky 2# this week, so my new total down is 2.5# since we began the challenge. Yay!
Exercise: daily walking 1 1/2miles
new recipe:n/a
water and journaling: yes
checking in and posting on Turtles:yes!

Thanks for the support. You gals are great. This month was a staller for me, but I feel I'm on track and will lose another pound this week.
We rock!
Bandit, your weight will come right back off. You started this challenge. thanks!

11-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Week #7 for Bandit
Weigh in = Down 1# (thank goodness)
Excersied = Walking (9 miles) Zumba 1 Hour
New Recipe = not exactly but I mushed up black bean chili & used for dip with
l/f crackers
Water = yes
Checked in & posted daily

11-14-2011, 09:54 AM
Week 7

WI - up.2
Exercised - yes
New Recipe - not this week
Water - YES
Journalled - yes
Checked in and posted - no

11-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Week #7

Bandit- Thanks for adding up all the numbers. It is nice to see the bigger number.

WI -maintain
Exercised - week of T.O.M not much exercise
New Recipe - nope
Water -yep
Journaling - yes
Checked in and posted - no

This week need to get back to exercise.

11-14-2011, 01:56 PM
WI: gained 2.4#
Exercised, new recipe, water jounaling: All is a no
Checked in and posted: Sporadically.

I just need to get back to tracking and actually paying attenntion to what I am eating.

11-18-2011, 09:24 AM
Week #8 Update for Princess:

Weigh In: + 1 lb
Exercised: Walked and yard work
New recipe:No, not this week just too darned busy!
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day
Journaled each day & drank my water

11-18-2011, 09:49 AM
Week 8 WI for Judy
Weight down 2#
Exercise 7X (some :tread:, some toning)
water: lots and some with slice lemon
checking in: daily
new recipe: n/a

Great week, now I'm working on this week. Slipped a bit yesterday. Need to stay focused and really exercise!!!!
234.6/183.6/179 and thinner :cool:

11-18-2011, 11:01 AM
Week #8

Weigh in = down 1.25#
Exercise = 6 miles walking, Zumba
Recipe = no new one
Journalled daily & got in lots of water
Checked in & posted daily here
Good week overall - onto the next one!

11-19-2011, 06:41 PM
Weigh In #8

Weigh in : + 1 pound
Checking in: nope
New recipe: nope

11-21-2011, 05:18 PM
Week 8

W/I -2.8 lbs
Exercise - YESSSS
Journal - Yes
Water - YES
Checked in - so so
New Recipe - nooo but I found the Presidents Choice extra rich hot chocolate that is only 1 pt so new winter drink for me LOL..

11-28-2011, 09:33 AM
Week 9

Weigh In - down 1 - wahoo
Exercise - yes
Journal - yes
Water - mmmmmm kinda yes lol
Checked in - not every day
New Recipe - no

11-28-2011, 11:02 AM
week nine
up 4# disaster!
will do better this week.

11-29-2011, 11:09 AM
Week #9

Weigh in = turtled (stayed the same)
Exercise = walked 3 miles, Zumba
Journalled daily
Water = yes, lots
New recipe - no

12-03-2011, 07:15 AM
Week #9 Update for Princess:

Weigh In: + 2.8 lb
Exercised: Zumba Class and Walked
New recipe:No
Checked in and posted on 3FC each day = I think I missed a day or two
Journaled & drank my water = not like I should have and it showed! Ugh!


12-03-2011, 04:12 PM
So, heres another recap as of today Dec 3/11

Judy = -.5#
Princess = -2.4#
Lotstogo= +1.6#
Taylor = -6.8#
Terri = -3#
Cherry = -5.4#
Life = -.8#
Jar = -2.8#
Bandit = +1.75#

Total loss = 18.45#

This is based on postings since our 1st recap & if there are any discrepancies,
please post. Our challenge is almost done, so good luck to everyone in
the home stretch!

12-05-2011, 02:35 PM
I want to say Week 10 but I'm not sure ( Dec. 2 but I w/i on the Mon)

Weigh In : -1.4 ( reached my 10% wahoo)
Exercise - yes, yes and YES
Journalled - it's what keeps me focussed - yes
Water - yessss finally
Checked in - I think I did better this week
New Recipe - not a ww one but I did make a new cookie recipe - LOL

My exercise I have under control but I still struggle with the food if I am thrown off track so working on that, especially this time of year!!

12-05-2011, 04:43 PM
Yes, everyone we are in Week #10

12-09-2011, 09:04 AM
week 10 for Judy

1. Down to 183.8#
2. Drank water
3. Kept mindless eating minimal
4. Can exercise again this week.
We're closing in on the stretch.
I have to remember "fake weight" goes away pretty fast as long as I stop the indulgence.
start of challenge: 189.8/183.8# down 6# since start. I'll take that and run. By the way, if I'd run, I'd lose faster.

12-09-2011, 11:04 AM
Weigh-IN +0.9lbs
Check in, journaling, exercising is all a no.
Water is about the only thing i managed to correctly.
Going to do better this week.

12-10-2011, 12:43 PM
Week 11 for Bandit

Weigh in = down 1#
Checked in & journalled daily
Exercise = walk 6 miles, Zumba
Water = always lots
Recipe = cold asian noodle dish
Goal = stay on track as much as possible

12-10-2011, 12:56 PM
Judy - nice job on being down 1.2# this week (hope you don't mind me posting this since it will be easier to tally next week for the finals)

All - I think the weeks seem confusing, but the week goes from Fri to Thurs
So the final week is coming up and will end after this Thursday & I will post final results next Friday a.m. So remember to post this week. Good luck everyone.

12-10-2011, 08:27 PM
week 11
down -0.8
journaling- yes
Exercise- a little
check in- nope not really

12-11-2011, 08:10 AM
Week 11 for Princess

Weigh in = down 1.2#
Checked in & journalled daily
Exercise = walked
Water = Yes
Recipe = Not really
Goal = stay on track as much as possible

12-16-2011, 11:17 AM
Hi ladies (challenge started Sept 29th & ended Dec 15/11)

Final weigh in for challenge:

Bandit - down 2# (start weight was 184.25) Total loss for challenge = -1.25#

12-17-2011, 09:12 AM
Hi Turtles,
Judy checking in:
Total weight loss 189.8-185=-4.8#
So glad you got us going on this, Bandit. We've been through Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the pre-holiday parties and still saw a loss. Yay!

234.6/185/179 and thinner :cool: Reaching goal in 2012!

12-17-2011, 12:17 PM
Not sure if I figured this right. Feel free to fix it.

Starting weight:227.6
current Weight:219.0
Weight lost for challenge:-8.6

12-17-2011, 12:49 PM
Hi turtles:

This list is totals as of today. If there are more changes, please post.

Judy -4.8#
Princess -3.6#
Lotstogo +1.6#
Taylor -8.2#
Terri -3#
Cherry -8.6#
Life -.1#
Jar -2.8#
Bandit -1.25#

Total Loss for group = 30.75#

Congratulations, everyone!

loose seal
12-17-2011, 01:12 PM
Hey will there be another challenge after Christmas? If so, I'm in!

12-17-2011, 03:38 PM
I'm with Loose Seal! Although I didn't do as well as I wanted, I did lose some weight........and I'm ready to lose some more. What do the rest of you think?

And mega congratulations to all of us. I think this kept us on track. Heaven only knows how much I might have gained without the challenge.

12-18-2011, 01:23 PM
I'm in as well. I got off to a bad start for this challenge with going on holidays at beginning and found it hard to recover, but I honestly feel if I didn't have you guys to share our struggles I would have done worse.
So a new challenge after Christmas sounds like a good idea.

In the meantime I would like to challenge everyone to a "holiday daily exercise" challenge. We all know there will be lots of food & treats at this time, but if we make exercise a must, it will help. So lets start this on Fri Dec 23 and go until & including Sun Jan 1st. So that is 10 days altogether.

This will be a good kick off for our next challenge after Christmas.

See you lighter!

12-18-2011, 06:46 PM
Bandit, this is a great idea and one I, for one, will find difficult to manage.
However, I'm up for it! Boardwalk, treadmill, or toning tape. One a day will keep me better off. Thanks!
234,6/184/179 and reaching goal in 2012! :cool:

12-22-2011, 05:43 AM
Hi guys, I will do my best on this one... It is a great idea and one that will help me and everyone manage the stress that we have this time of year.