Ideal Protein Diet - CHALLENGE: January - February 2012




Pxlkitty4
01-02-2012, 11:48 AM
The new challenge is up and running.

Since I copied the old one and edited, it goes through the end of February rather than just Valentine's Day.

I kept all the usernames for everyone who did the last challenge. Please fill in only the blue-shaded boxes. Everything else is a formula and you don't need to type anything.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkUCX4sOotSgdFkwODZubzFGSlE4dmMzTDZUVVdwa VE

Updating 1/3/2012: Someone royally messed up the spreadsheet. I made it private today and fixed what I could... Some people will have to reenter their weight (WUV and Linden for sure).

PLEASE be careful. I made a backup, but I can't do that all the time.

Here are some tips:
Only enter your information (start the challenge) on an empty line at the bottom. Don't try to add rows closer to the top and don't type over anyone else's information. If you don't know how to copy down formulas, just wait and someone else will do it for you. Ask on the thread here if you need help.


JellyMae87
01-02-2012, 11:51 AM
THank You Sooo Much!!!! Much Appreciated!

wuv2bloved
01-02-2012, 11:59 AM
YUP!!!...Thank you !


Linden
01-02-2012, 12:24 PM
Since I copied the old one and edited, it goes through the end of February rather than just Valentine's Day.


Eight weeks makes a lot of sense. Thanks again, ever so much.

Marionm
01-02-2012, 12:45 PM
I'm not looking at the scale until my last weigh in at the end of January, but I'll still be here.

JellyMae87
01-02-2012, 12:57 PM
I'm not looking at the scale until my last weigh in at the end of January, but I'll still be here.

Is this by Choice?? Are you wanting to be surprised?

NavyMommy
01-02-2012, 01:15 PM
Thanks so much for this!!

Marionm
01-02-2012, 01:50 PM
Is this by Choice?? Are you wanting to be surprised?

Yes, I've been messing around and not being disciplined on this diet and I just decided it's my junk free January. I got the idea from a challenge on Robb Wolf's paleo blog and he said don't get on the scale for the 30 days. It's not a big deal to me anyway, since it's just a number and I will know if I'm doing well or not.

Pxlkitty4
01-02-2012, 01:57 PM
I edited. I got rid of all the names from the first time if no one had entered any new data. Doesn't seem right to have all those empty rows and make people who sign up first for this challenge have to scroll all the way down to the bottom. Also makes it less confusing.

JellyMae87
01-02-2012, 01:59 PM
I edited. I got rid of all the names from the first time if no one had entered any new data. Doesn't seem right to have all those empty rows and make people who sign up first for this challenge have to scroll all the way down to the bottom. Also makes it less confusing.

"Like" Button

Lakewood
01-02-2012, 02:41 PM
Entered my numbers and I am ready to go! Mondays are my normal WI days and I was NOT looking forward to today. After not being strictly OP for the past 2 weeks, I was dreading the scale. Still dropped a pound.

Looking forward to the challenge!

Bellamack
01-02-2012, 03:52 PM
I can't add my name :(

wuv2bloved
01-02-2012, 03:58 PM
I can't add my name :(

Did it for you :)

Bellamack
01-02-2012, 04:00 PM
You are the best. I wonder why it won't let me, I will try to put my stats in now.

Bellamack
01-02-2012, 04:01 PM
YOU already did, thank you :)

JellyMae87
01-02-2012, 05:41 PM
You are the best. I wonder why it won't let me, I will try to put my stats in now.

YOU already did, thank you :)

She has NO LIFE like that!! MUHAHAHAHH I kid I kid!!

patns
01-02-2012, 05:53 PM
I edited. I got rid of all the names from the first time if no one had entered any new data. Doesn't seem right to have all those empty rows and make people who sign up first for this challenge have to scroll all the way down to the bottom. Also makes it less confusing.

I stuck with the last one till the bitter end but my name was not on the spreadsheet this time. I added the info in the next slot and it seemed to work. I just wanted to add this because people who were not in the last challenge would want to sign up too.
Thanks for setting this up,

Pat

wuv2bloved
01-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Jelly you have no life either....hahaha.....you are on here just as much as me, maybe that is why we have gone so far together.....lol

JellyMae87
01-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Jelly you have no life either....hahaha.....you are on here just as much as me, maybe that is why we have gone so far together.....lol

"Like" Button... Well Then We gotta just keep swimmin, just keep swimming!!

lkp888
01-02-2012, 09:19 PM
I entered the challenge, hope i did everything right, lol...:)

Angelique06
01-02-2012, 09:31 PM
The new challenge is up and running.

Since I copied the old one and edited, it goes through the end of February rather than just Valentine's Day.

I kept all the usernames for everyone who did the last challenge. Please fill in only the blue-shaded boxes. Everything else is a formula and you don't need to type anything.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkUCX4sOotSgdFkwODZubzFGSlE4dmMzTDZUVVdwa VE

I can't find my numbers from the last challenge and I had entered my WI's up to and including last Friday. Am I able to add myself at the bottom?

JellyMae87
01-02-2012, 09:33 PM
I can't find my numbers from the last challenge and I had entered my WI's up to and including last Friday. Am I able to add myself at the bottom?

of course... I just think that there was a huge group of people that kinda quit in the middle of the challenge...

Angelique06
01-02-2012, 09:38 PM
of course... I just think that there was a huge group of people that kinda quit in the middle of the challenge...

I thought I missed my stats as I didn't quit, I didn't want to be on there twice in error. I just add my name to the bottom. Thanks!

New Englander
01-02-2012, 09:41 PM
She has NO LIFE like that!! MUHAHAHAHH I kid I kid!!
LOL!!! :) Silly group!!!

patns
01-02-2012, 09:51 PM
I can't find my numbers from the last challenge and I had entered my WI's up to and including last Friday. Am I able to add myself at the bottom?

Yes I did that and it worked.

longdivision
01-02-2012, 09:55 PM
starting phase one again on the 9th, so i'll be in for all of the weeks except this one!

JellyMae87
01-02-2012, 10:16 PM
starting phase one again on the 9th, so i'll be in for all of the weeks except this one!

Welcome back!! You were my inspiration when I started!!

Trinique125
01-02-2012, 10:54 PM
I added my name to the challenge.
Never done one before. Do I just enter the amt of weight I lose each week?
I'm excited lol

KP0521
01-03-2012, 12:06 AM
I added myself to the challenge. I hope that's okay!

I am a relatively new lurker and brand new to IP... this will be my first week. I do love a good challenge, so hopefully this will help me through these rough first few days :)

brownbebe
01-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Thank you for posting the challenge. My usual weigh in is today but will be going in on Wednesdays for now on. Good luck to everyone on weigh in today.

brownbebe
01-03-2012, 10:03 AM
The new challenge is up and running.

Since I copied the old one and edited, it goes through the end of February rather than just Valentine's Day.

I kept all the usernames for everyone who did the last challenge. Please fill in only the blue-shaded boxes. Everything else is a formula and you don't need to type anything.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkUCX4sOotSgdFkwODZubzFGSlE4dmMzTDZUVVdwa VE

Thank you very much Pxlkitty4. happy New Year 2012.
Bebe

dinki
01-03-2012, 02:09 PM
Thanks for this challenge..I'm in...

Shayideal
01-03-2012, 09:08 PM
This is my first challenge! I love IP and this site! :)

Busymomx4
01-03-2012, 09:30 PM
My name wasn't there and i was there til the end for the other challenge (still have to put in my last WI but it will only be saturday). So i added my name but my start WI will change on saturday when i go for my WI.

patns
01-03-2012, 11:08 PM
I stuck with the last one till the bitter end but my name was not on the spreadsheet this time. I added the info in the next slot and it seemed to work. I just wanted to add this because people who were not in the last challenge would want to sign up too.
Thanks for setting this up,

Pat


Is there a reason why I keep getting dropped off? I just add my name on the last line and put in my weight but each time it is updated my name disappears.

happy2bme1
01-03-2012, 11:08 PM
Hi, I'm new to the challenge and would like to know how to access the spreadsheet each week. thanks so much. I have been following the IP threads for two weeks now and really have learned a lot. all of you are awesome. :)

Linden
01-04-2012, 03:54 AM
Hi, I'm new to the challenge and would like to know how to access the spreadsheet each week. thanks so much. I have been following the IP threads for two weeks now and really have learned a lot. all of you are awesome. :)

Each week just click on the URL that Pxlkitty set up originally. You'll find it at the beginning of the thread. And good luck. :)

msmith61
01-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Just started the challenge! Hope I did everything right! Here's to sticking to the plan this time! Going all the way! :carrot:

JellyMae87
01-04-2012, 11:10 AM
Thanks PXLKITTY for clarifying things up... Seems as if that happens everytime a new challenge starts!

NavyMommy
01-04-2012, 11:35 AM
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkUCX4sOotSgdFkwODZubzFGSlE4dmMzTDZUVVdwa VE

Updating 1/3/2012: Someone royally messed up the spreadsheet. I made it private today and fixed what I could... Some people will have to reenter their weight (WUV and Linden for sure).

PLEASE be careful. I made a backup, but I can't do that all the time.

Here are some tips:
Only enter your information (start the challenge) on an empty line at the bottom. Don't try to add rows closer to the top and don't type over anyone else's information. If you don't know how to copy down formulas, just wait and someone else will do it for you. Ask on the thread here if you need help.


I just wanted to quote the update since I usually only click on the latest page, and thought others who do the same might have missed it like I did at first. I had to re-add my information but it seems to be saved now.

New Englander
01-04-2012, 12:39 PM
I just need some clarification. I entered all my information in the appropriate fields. Now for the first entry of weight loss do I enter my loss of 2.2 from my WI yesterday or do I wait until next week, which (I think) is technically my Jan 9 week loss? (Since it's the week I lost the weight.) I thought I was suppose to wait until next week and then I saw that someone posted a loss already...

Thanks for setting me right! :)

Pxlkitty4
01-04-2012, 01:19 PM
I just need some clarification. I entered all my information in the appropriate fields. Now for the first entry of weight loss do I enter my loss of 2.2 from my WI yesterday or do I wait until next week, which (I think) is technically my Jan 9 week loss? (Since it's the week I lost the weight.) I thought I was suppose to wait until next week and then I saw that someone posted a loss already...

Thanks for setting me right! :)


Wait until next week.

Megs33
01-04-2012, 01:33 PM
I'm a newbie, but I'm looking forward to this challenge!!

New Englander
01-04-2012, 01:44 PM
Wait until next week.
Okay! Thank you! :)

Pxlkitty4
01-05-2012, 07:12 AM
bump...

Pxlkitty4
01-05-2012, 07:13 AM
I just need some clarification. I entered all my information in the appropriate fields. Now for the first entry of weight loss do I enter my loss of 2.2 from my WI yesterday or do I wait until next week, which (I think) is technically my Jan 9 week loss? (Since it's the week I lost the weight.) I thought I was suppose to wait until next week and then I saw that someone posted a loss already...

Thanks for setting me right! :)

Ha! That was me testing the formulas...

idealpromom
01-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Hi,
I can't put in my name and numbers..... :(

ItsAboutTime
01-05-2012, 02:07 PM
I suppose I should join since I'm starting over today.

lindsayk86
01-05-2012, 02:55 PM
I added myself today as well, this is the perfect thing for me as the beginning of march I am off to Jamaica for a wedding and I have a small goal in mind for what I would like to see gone by the end of feb. I just also wanted to say that I weigh in every two weeks, so my line will be different.

canadiancandy
01-07-2012, 02:33 AM
Thank you for setting this up :)


I added my name to the challenge.
Never done one before. Do I just enter the amt of weight I lose each week?
I'm excited lol

i too would like to know the answer to this!

Pxlkitty4
01-07-2012, 08:42 AM
Thank you for setting this up :)




i too would like to know the answer to this!

Yes. Just enter the weight you lose each week. It will calculate everything else.

Jag23
01-07-2012, 04:08 PM
Count me in!!!!!!!!!
:carrot:

FoolishHeart
01-08-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm in! Hoping I can average 3 lbs a week, for another 24 lb loss. Messed up over Christmas, so I'm kind of starting over, but at least I didn't gain all my weight back! Staying true this time!:broc:

Linden
01-09-2012, 05:45 AM
Bump.

Pxlkitty4
01-09-2012, 12:46 PM
Don't forget to post your losses today if you are a Monday weigher... Congrats LINDEN on a great loss!

marie montreal
01-09-2012, 12:53 PM
I'm in day 3! Really proud of you guys! looking forward to this challenge!

Lakewood
01-09-2012, 12:56 PM
I WI Mondays. But today, I don't have a loss. ARG!

Linden
01-09-2012, 01:02 PM
Don't forget to post your losses today if you are a Monday weigher... Congrats LINDEN on a great loss!

Oh ho! Nice compliment from a pro, and someone who ALSO had a stellar loss this week. :D :hug:

Megs33
01-09-2012, 01:14 PM
Thanks PXLKITTY for clarifying things up... Seems as if that happens everytime a new challenge starts!

Sorry I can't send a PM since I'm new - JellyMae87, I LOVE your glasses! Would you mind sharing what style and brand they are? I'm getting new glasses this year and would like to try on that style! :D

Thanks!
Meg

PS - I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday!

Mickeymom
01-09-2012, 02:10 PM
I am in! Thanks for setting up. Good luck to all!!

JellyMae87
01-09-2012, 02:25 PM
Sorry I can't send a PM since I'm new - JellyMae87, I LOVE your glasses! Would you mind sharing what style and brand they are? I'm getting new glasses this year and would like to try on that style! :D

Thanks!
Meg

PS - I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday!

Thanks. They are from Vogue... I've had them for about 6 years or so.

Shemsham
01-09-2012, 11:47 PM
Could someone explain what the challenge is to a newbie :-) Tammy

wuv2bloved
01-10-2012, 12:41 AM
Could someone explain what the challenge is to a newbie :-) Tammy

Open the spreadsheet add your name to the bottom and fill in the blanks :) come back every week and add your loss..that is it!

rissimo
01-10-2012, 06:37 AM
I am happy to report that another 2.2 pounds gone!! Woo Hoo, almost out of the 190's.

mamacitaof2
01-10-2012, 06:52 AM
I am happy to report that another 2.2 pounds gone!! Woo Hoo, almost out of the 190's.

Congratulations!:D

SewingMomma
01-10-2012, 11:05 AM
I am happy to report that another 2.2 pounds gone!! Woo Hoo, almost out of the 190's.

Great Job!!! Keep it going!!!

xchik2012
01-11-2012, 10:39 AM
First time I sign up for a challenge!!! Will have my WI for this week posted later today :cheer:

dinki
01-11-2012, 04:32 PM
1st WI for the challenge down 2.4. Wooohoooo

Shayideal
01-11-2012, 04:33 PM
Weighed in last night. Another 3 lbs gone :) Love it!!

dashenka
01-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Good job, everyone!
I find it very motivating to post my loss every week(or no loss). So, thank you, fellow IPers, for being here!!!
Another pound down.

lingereverywhere
01-11-2012, 08:21 PM
Ok, hope I did that right -- my first challenge (and first week of IP). Looking forward to seeing how everyone goes... including me!

marie montreal
01-12-2012, 08:40 AM
Wow large group, hope this group will be easy to find on the home page! Good luck to all.

grannyto2bear
01-12-2012, 10:53 AM
Thanks for setting up the new challenge. I find this very helpful to help me stay on track. I have started round 2 of Phase 1 for the challenge, I gained on maintenance so I have lowered my goal weight to loose another 10 pounds, plus the 7.5 pounds I gained, now have 16 to go to goal.

Megs33
01-12-2012, 04:15 PM
Thanks. They are from Vogue... I've had them for about 6 years or so.

Thanks for the info! :)

Megs33
01-12-2012, 04:17 PM
Down 6lbs for first week of challenge!! So. Excited. :)

shelly ann
01-12-2012, 05:19 PM
Finally broke the cycle. Down 3.5 this week!!

wuv2bloved
01-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Finally broke the cycle. Down 3.5 this week!!

WOOHOO!!!!!!!

shelly ann
01-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks Wuv!! Now I just need to start entering my info on the sheet. Guess I'll do that now. You're looking pretty hot there!! You must be feeling wonderful.

shelly ann
01-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Did I enter in the right place? Noticed there are some names at the very bottom of the spread sheet too.

wuv2bloved
01-12-2012, 05:52 PM
Yes, you did. Pxl will go in and adjust the columns since we have so many people :)

Pxlkitty4
01-14-2012, 12:15 PM
bump. some small things fixed, new rows added. totals updated.

starry1672
01-14-2012, 01:26 PM
I'm in...grateful to have all of you for encouragment!

Trinique125
01-14-2012, 03:01 PM
1.4 down, better than nothing

BACKDROPsilhouette
01-15-2012, 04:02 PM
Is there any way we can start adding a column for height in future challenges? I think it would be nice for newbies. That way when they look at the previous challenge sheets they can find someone their height and close to their starting weight to gauge what rate of weight loss they could be hoping for.

Anyway, I weigh in tomorrow and have added my name to the sheet!

BACKDROPsilhouette
01-15-2012, 04:11 PM
Also, where it says weight for the week of Jan 9, does that mean we are counting the weight from the 9th-16th, or from the 2nd to the 9th? I'm just confused because that's when I started and I've never done a challenge before x.x

Linden
01-16-2012, 01:47 AM
Also, where it says weight for the week of Jan 9, does that mean we are counting the weight from the 9th-16th, or from the 2nd to the 9th? I'm just confused because that's when I started and I've never done a challenge before x.x

2nd through the 9th was the first week. And one can join in anytime.

Today's weigh-in is the 9th through to the 16 (or adjusted for which ever day of the week you weigh.)

Lakewood
01-16-2012, 10:10 AM
WI this morning. Down 1 stinkin pound. Better than gaining, but still. ARG! Oh! Wait - it's my TOM. DUH. :lol:

Wuv, I noticed your goal in the spread sheet is 250. Is that for the V-Day Challenge or, total goal?

mtnsun4
01-16-2012, 10:21 AM
Hello! I would love to join in this challenge. I have been on IP since last Thursday and my next weigh in is this Thursday. It states to enter only in the blue boxes- do I enter my name or anything else? I want to send a big THANK YOU to set this challenge up.....I really need this to get me going on the plan. I read from another post that we can join in anytime? Thanks all!

Icathinme
01-16-2012, 10:37 AM
I'd really like to do the challenge. I need to do everything in my power to keep myself motivated! I just started today. Can I still do it?

frazzledmom04
01-16-2012, 10:46 AM
You bet! You can join in any time! Good luck.

mtnsun4
01-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Cool- I figured it out. :-) Looking forward to getting to know you all and supporting one another along this journey!

wuv2bloved
01-16-2012, 03:44 PM
WI this morning. Down 1 stinkin pound. Better than gaining, but still. ARG! Oh! Wait - it's my TOM. DUH. :lol:

Wuv, I noticed your goal in the spread sheet is 250. Is that for the V-Day Challenge or, total goal?

250 is my original goal I set up when I started at 388lbs. I knew what I looked like at that weight, 250lbs is what I weighed 25 yrs ago. Once I reached that goal I knew I would go lower just don't know how much lower yet. I am thinking I will go down to 200lbs, so after I hit 250 I will decide. When I first started thinking geeze I need to lose 180lbs was just too depressing and hard to comprehend but 250 seemed achievable, which is has been so If I can lose 130lbs I can lose another 50 with no problem! April 27th is my 1yr anniversary OP so hopefully I will be at my GOAL GOAL by then :)

rissimo
01-17-2012, 06:38 AM
Good Morning,
Another 1.2 pounds gone for good!!

Shayideal
01-17-2012, 10:14 AM
Another 2 gone forever! And I had to weigh in a day early :)

lindsayk86
01-18-2012, 10:52 AM
I am down 7.2lbs for the last 2 weeks. Out of the 230's into the 220's.

lindac36
01-18-2012, 11:58 AM
I bookmarked (and renamed) the page because I kept loosing it. Now when I want to track, I just look for 'Valentine's Day Challenge" in my bookmarks.

starry1672
01-18-2012, 12:45 PM
I am down 7.2lbs for the last 2 weeks. Out of the 230's into the 220's.

Way to go!:carrot:

grannyto2bear
01-19-2012, 10:49 AM
bump to page 1!!

mamacitaof2
01-20-2012, 09:58 AM
bump

mtnsun4
01-20-2012, 11:00 PM
8 lbs. down my very first week! :carrot: Rock on!

THISTIME4ME
01-20-2012, 11:37 PM
Hi I just signed up. This will be fun!!!

FYI, I noticed that the formula for column D is not correct on every line. It looks like some of them were typed over.

Heidi

Pxlkitty4
01-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Hi I just signed up. This will be fun!!!

FYI, I noticed that the formula for column D is not correct on every line. It looks like some of them were typed over.

Heidi

fixed...

JULIGAL21
01-22-2012, 12:04 PM
I LOVE THIS!!! Just added my info to the bottom. Although this will only be a six week challenge for me as I re-started IP on Jan 16. I have my first WI tmw and will enter the data asap. Woohoo! Thanks for coordinating this challenge :) Weight-loss contests at work always motivate me and while this is not necessarily a "contest" (insert cheesy line: we are ALL WINNERS!!!) I think it will light a little fire under me. One more thing to motivate me in moments of weakness. Thanks :)

THISTIME4ME
01-22-2012, 06:08 PM
I only lost 2lbs for WI, but this morning I woke up and weighed 2lbs less than that!! I hope it stays gone... (I did lose an inch off my waist and 3/4 off of my hips at WI. All other measurements were the same.)

Lakewood
01-23-2012, 07:34 AM
This really is the Couch Potato Diet! I have been sick with a nasty head cold since Wednesday. I've had my butt on the couch since then. I dropped 5 POUNDS this week! WOW. Haven't had a drop like that since the first few weeks. :carrot:

Have a great week everyone!

Pxlkitty4
01-23-2012, 11:46 AM
Terrible week for me... I'm up. Going back to Phase 1 for at least a few days to get things under control. I had my free day on Saturday (I'm in maintenance) despite being up a little over my ideal range, so I'm going to have to pay for it now.

legacy7
01-23-2012, 05:50 PM
Thanks for the challenge! Can we do another after february??

Roy Walker
01-23-2012, 07:13 PM
if this isnt the best place, i apologize - feel free to move me. I was thinking about making a resource list that people would find helpful for deciding the best diet to be on. My idea is a book of testimonials, by diet, with the diets description and other info. Basically, i figure testimonials (real ones, not the ones created to sell the diet lol) are the best thing to look at when selecting a diet. If anyone has any suggestions, or better ideas as far as what you'd like to see if you were trying to decide: PM me. Im really interested in what is the most trustable/valid as theres so much tricky sales tactics dilluting good honest advice, its hard to know when we're being marketed to sometimes.

rissimo
01-24-2012, 10:25 AM
:dance:Another 4.8 gone for good this week

ptod
01-25-2012, 10:14 AM
Bump!

Plus I get to add 3 pounds gone to the spreadsheet! Go me!

dashenka
01-25-2012, 10:17 AM
4.6 lbs gone in 2 weeks. It is getting harder for me for some reason. I need to refocus and get my head in the right place. Shake up my cooking, go to the soups or something. Against all advice I started to work out, because I don't want to sag all over the place. Not that it will prevent it completely, but hopefully will minimize it. And I know, I am gaining muscle, that contributes to slower drop on a scale. But my head starts doing all kinds of acrobatics doubting every decision. Ughhh. I just need to trust the process, and stop looking for immediate results/gratifications. Here is my vent for the week.

dashenka
01-25-2012, 10:22 AM
Row Walker, I think it's a great idea, to have testimonials from real people, not from the ones that have been previously screened by seller of the diet.

And great progress everybody! You all inspire me and keep me going, help me make right choices one meal at a time!

Megs33
01-25-2012, 12:39 PM
Down 5 lbs this week - yeehaw! Goal is to lose 100 lbs total by end of challenge.

Coach said to start doing some cardio and Pilates... anyone else tried Pilates before or know of any good DVDs? Thanks in advance!

Hope you all have a fabulous week! :)

wuv2bloved
01-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Down 5 lbs this week - yeehaw! Goal is to lose 100 lbs total by end of challenge.

Coach said to start doing some cardio and Pilates... anyone else tried Pilates before or know of any good DVDs? Thanks in advance!

Hope you all have a fabulous week! :)
Are you on IP?

Megs33
01-25-2012, 01:05 PM
Are you on IP?

Yes, I'm on IP.

wuv2bloved
01-25-2012, 01:08 PM
Yes, I'm on IP.

WOW, your coach is the first coach that says to start cardio, did she tell you to add a packet on the days that your exercise?

Megs33
01-25-2012, 01:19 PM
WOW, your coach is the first coach that says to start cardio, did she tell you to add a packet on the days that your exercise?

No, she told me that I should limit myself to two restricted packets per week; however, if I'm exercising, then I can have a restricted carb that day. She suggested doing cardio/walking 30 minutes a day. It seemed odd to me after having read through the forums... I just wondered if anyone else had heard of this or had suggestions? I can see doing some Pilates to help stretch and tone loose skin, etc.

mamacitaof2
01-25-2012, 01:26 PM
I would recommend Pilates instead of the cardio, just my opinion. I did 30 minutes of walking and I noticed a drop in my weightloss. Pilates focuses more on your core and toning and strengthening. I would just get something for beginners or if you have a DVR, record something from the fitness channel.

wuv2bloved
01-25-2012, 01:29 PM
No, she told me that I should limit myself to two restricted packets per week; however, if I'm exercising, then I can have a restricted carb that day. She suggested doing cardio/walking 30 minutes a day. It seemed odd to me after having read through the forums... I just wondered if anyone else had heard of this or had suggestions? I can see doing some Pilates to help stretch and tone loose skin, etc.
I have just recently started doing yoga for the stretching and toning on the Wii.....I started at 15 mins and have worked myself up to 45 mins. I do a few yoga poses, then stretches and some balancing games, boxing then finish with a 5 mins fast walk. I have not added a packet because I don't break a sweat or anything, I just take it slow, mostly just for toning. I have had a restricted EVERYDAY for the last 9 months, I eat it for breakfast. I did an experiment on myself, 2 weeks I went without restricted and the loss was no different so I continue to have my restricted daily

Megs33
01-25-2012, 01:29 PM
I would recommend Pilates instead of the cardio, just my opinion. I did 30 minutes of walking and I noticed a drop in my weightloss. Pilates focuses more on your core and toning and strengthening. I would just get something for beginners or if you have a DVR, record something from the fitness channel.

Thanks for sharing your experience and for the suggestion - I'll have to do that to try out what I like before buying a DVD! :)

Megs33
01-25-2012, 01:32 PM
I have just recently started doing yoga for the stretching and toning on the Wii.....I started at 15 mins and have worked myself up to 45 mins. I do a few yoga poses, then stretches and some balancing games, boxing then finish with a 5 mins fast walk. I have not added a packet because I don't break a sweat or anything, I just take it slow, mostly just for toning. I have had a restricted EVERYDAY for the last 9 months, I eat it for breakfast. I did an experiment on myself, 2 weeks I went without restricted and the loss was no different so I continue to have my restricted daily

My sis just bought the Just Dance 3 game for Wii, so I thought about trying that, too. Thanks for the tips! I didn't notice a change in loss when I went without restricted packets every day, either. They help me stay on track, too! :)

Thanks for the advice!

ptod
01-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Thanks for sharing your experience and for the suggestion - I'll have to do that to try out what I like before buying a DVD! :)

If you or someone you know has a NetFlix account, you can try different exercise DVDs before you commit to buying them. My DH was able to get several from Prevention Magazine for me a while back. Just a thought.

wuv2bloved
01-25-2012, 02:03 PM
My sis just bought the Just Dance 3 game for Wii, so I thought about trying that, too. Thanks for the tips! I didn't notice a change in loss when I went without restricted packets every day, either. They help me stay on track, too! :)

Thanks for the advice!

Once my hip cooperates with me again I want to get the Zumba and the Just dance ones. They are fun and you can do it at your own pace :)

northernfawn
01-25-2012, 09:11 PM
just joined this challenge, although I didn't start the program until the middle of January, it'll be interesting to see how well i can do in 6 weeks....

mamacitaof2
01-27-2012, 08:25 AM
bump

NavyMommy
01-27-2012, 08:34 AM
If you or someone you know has a NetFlix account, you can try different exercise DVDs before you commit to buying them. My DH was able to get several from Prevention Magazine for me a while back. Just a thought.

That's a great idea!! I have been wanting a yoga one to do. I will have to check my Netflix instant to see if I can stream one. Thanks!!

mamacitaof2
01-27-2012, 08:38 AM
oooohhh I have netflix. I didn't even think to look there for DVDs!

NavyMommy
01-27-2012, 08:42 AM
FYI: If you have Netflix streaming there are a TON of exercise DVDs there. I just added several easy 10 minute yoga ones to my queue and one 10 minute dance one just because it looked fun. Hopefully the baby cooperates this morning so I can try them out!

Paint Lady
01-28-2012, 03:50 PM
I'm just bumping this back up to the first page.

THISTIME4ME
01-30-2012, 12:41 AM
I'm down another 2.8 lbs!!!

NavyMommy
01-30-2012, 07:43 AM
Bump for Monday morning WIs!

rissimo
01-31-2012, 06:49 AM
Down another 1.4 :dance:

wuv2bloved
02-01-2012, 12:23 PM
another 2lbs gone for me!!!!

bludolphin
02-01-2012, 12:39 PM
Once my hip cooperates with me again I want to get the Zumba and the Just dance ones. They are fun and you can do it at your own pace :)

I have wii zumba....love it and because of the wii you don't have to do as much hipping as you would think so you could possibly adjust it to what you can do but move the feet steps....I have the just dance for the xbox kinect and that reads your hands, feet, hips and head...somedays i get it somedays i stumble :)

wuv2bloved
02-01-2012, 12:40 PM
I have wii zumba....love it and because of the wii you don't have to do as much hipping as you would think so you could possibly adjust it to what you can do but move the feet steps....I have the just dance for the xbox kinect and that reads your hands, feet, hips and head...somedays i get it somedays i stumble :)

I am asking for the zumba for my birthday!!....haha...the kids will get it for me.....lol

Endless Dieter
02-02-2012, 09:17 AM
WI# 16 -3 lbs Total 67lbs I am three pounds from goal :carrot: This was an amazing journey. Going to phrase two today for a week then coach said to go to phrase three following two weeks. I am going on vacation in three weeks so he wants me in maintance then. Hope everyone has great WI's this week.. Also I believe that this board has made the journey so much easier with all the information, encouragement and words of wisdom from all the experienced IPer's...

Chuckles1330
02-02-2012, 09:56 AM
Hope it isn't too late to join the challenge. Started IP on 1/14, but like the way the spreadsheet keeps track of things. Happy Thursday!

THISTIME4ME
02-04-2012, 11:09 PM
Down 3 more pounds this week!!!

NavyMommy
02-06-2012, 07:02 AM
Bump for Monday WIs!

rissimo
02-07-2012, 06:42 AM
Good Morning IPeeps:

Wi# 12 this morning down another .6 pounds. My body does not seem to want to let go of this weight, but .6 is better than 0.

dashenka
02-08-2012, 10:03 AM
2.2 down this week. 42.6 total. Half way through.

New Englander
02-08-2012, 12:42 PM
Hey Ms. CT! Way to go! Hitting your 1/2 way point is such a great feeling!!! KEEP GOING!!! WOO HOO!!!

dinki
02-08-2012, 04:22 PM
Down 3.2 for last 2 weeks yippee

grannyto2bear
02-10-2012, 02:02 AM
bump for Friday weigh ins!!

northernfawn
02-12-2012, 08:24 AM
down another 2 :)

omgzitsmiranda
02-12-2012, 08:40 PM
WI #5: -0.5lbs. Better than 0 and 1/2 a pound I don't have to carry around :) Looking for a whoosh next weigh-in!

THISTIME4ME
02-13-2012, 09:38 AM
WI# 5 2 lbs. I'm with you Miranda. 2 is better than 0.
:)

wuv2bloved
02-15-2012, 11:40 AM
Gotta bump this up its been a few days since anyone posted on it....I am logging in another pound for me!

Endless Dieter
02-16-2012, 11:56 AM
WI# 18 -3lbs. I have reached my goal...:carrot::cheer2::hat:Total loss 72lbs Starting phrase three today and alittle worried about keeping it off.. Too happy to worry about that now... This was a wonderful journey and I have learned so much from this board. Thanks everyone for all your help...

Going to have to start posting on maintenance section now....

Hope all have wonderful WI's and enjoy the journey...

wuv2bloved
02-16-2012, 11:57 AM
WI# 18 -3lbs. I have reached my goal...:carrot::cheer2::hat:Total loss 72lbs Starting phrase three today and alittle worried about keeping it off.. Too happy to worry about that now... This was a wonderful journey and I have learned so much from this board. Thanks everyone for all your help...

Going to have to start posting on maintenance section now....

Hope all have wonderful WI's and enjoy the journey...

CONGRATS!!!!

Endless Dieter
02-16-2012, 12:00 PM
CONGRATS!!!!

Thanks Wuv.....

rissimo
02-16-2012, 12:05 PM
WI# 18 -3lbs. I have reached my goal...:carrot::cheer2::hat:Total loss 72lbs Starting phrase three today and alittle worried about keeping it off.. Too happy to worry about that now... This was a wonderful journey and I have learned so much from this board. Thanks everyone for all your help...

Going to have to start posting on maintenance section now....

Hope all have wonderful WI's and enjoy the journey...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omgzitsmiranda
02-19-2012, 05:07 PM
5lbs down this week!
20.5lbs in under 6 weeks!
Average: 3.42lbs!

New Englander
02-19-2012, 06:11 PM
:dance::dance::dance:5lbs down this week!
20.5lbs in under 6 weeks!
Average: 3.42lbs!
Way to go!!!!!!!

New Englander
02-19-2012, 06:11 PM
WI# 18 -3lbs. I have reached my goal...:carrot::cheer2::hat:Total loss 72lbs Starting phrase three today and alittle worried about keeping it off.. Too happy to worry about that now... This was a wonderful journey and I have learned so much from this board. Thanks everyone for all your help...

Going to have to start posting on maintenance section now....

Hope all have wonderful WI's and enjoy the journey...
Nice job!!! Congrats!!!! :)

rissimo
02-21-2012, 08:18 AM
Bump!!

rissimo
02-21-2012, 08:23 AM
Woo Hoo another 2.4 pounds gone!!!!:dance:

wuv2bloved
02-22-2012, 12:10 PM
I am off to see the scale, the wonderful scale it is(singing like the wizard of oz...lol) and there it went down another pound we go!!

New Englander
02-22-2012, 02:03 PM
I am off to see the scale, the wonderful scale it is(singing like the wizard of oz...lol) and there it went down another pound we go!!
WTG! I get to weigh in tomorrow after not doing so for the past two weeks!!! I cannot wait to update all my weights (here and Sparkpeople)!!! WOO HOO!!! Bring it on weigh in day!!!

mamacitaof2
02-22-2012, 02:10 PM
I am off to see the scale, the wonderful scale it is(singing like the wizard of oz...lol) and there it went down another pound we go!!

Congratulations! :cp::cp:

Paint Lady
02-22-2012, 07:20 PM
I can't access the spreadsheet. The link takes me to a sign in page for google documents? I finally get to add a loss and I can't, lol!

legacy7
02-22-2012, 08:49 PM
I can't access the spreadsheet. The link takes me to a sign in page for google documents? I finally get to add a loss and I can't, lol!

I cant access it either...need to update!

northernfawn
02-22-2012, 09:20 PM
I can't access the spreadsheet. The link takes me to a sign in page for google documents? I finally get to add a loss and I can't, lol!

I'm having the same issue tonight - no access :(

mtnsun4
02-22-2012, 09:22 PM
Can't access either....

wuv2bloved
02-22-2012, 09:31 PM
I dont' know what is going on. I posted my numbers this morning

NavyMommy
02-23-2012, 08:48 AM
Yeah, even when I sign in now it's saying I need special permission to access it. I don't know what's up.

Endless Dieter
02-23-2012, 09:01 AM
Yeah, even when I sign in now it's saying I need special permission to access it. I don't know what's up.

same problem...:^:

Pxlkitty4
02-23-2012, 09:22 AM
Try it now.

Icathinme
02-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Try it now.

Now I can open it, but can't type in it! Anyone else have this problem???

Pxlkitty4
02-23-2012, 09:37 AM
Now I can open it, but can't type in it! Anyone else have this problem???

Please try it again. I updated the settings, but I still had the document open. I'm not sure when the new settings "stick"... I closed it.

Icathinme
02-23-2012, 09:39 AM
Please try it again. I updated the settings, but I still had the document open. I'm not sure when the new settings "stick"... I closed it.

Yup, worked now! Thanks!

MaMaZu
02-24-2012, 12:16 PM
Down 2.3 this week, happy!

shiipa
02-25-2012, 06:07 AM
The new challenge is up and running.

Since I copied the old one and edited, it goes through the end of February rather than just Valentine's Day.

I kept all the usernames for everyone who did the last challenge. Please fill in only the blue-shaded boxes. Everything else is a formula and you don't need to type anything.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkUCX4sOotSgdFkwODZubzFGSlE4dmMzTDZUVVdwa VE

Updating 1/3/2012: Someone royally messed up the spreadsheet. I made it private today and fixed what I could... Some people will have to reenter their weight (WUV and Linden for sure).

PLEASE be careful. I made a backup, but I can't do that all the time.

Here are some tips:
Only enter your information (start the challenge) on an empty line at the bottom. Don't try to add rows closer to the top and don't type over anyone else's information. If you don't know how to copy down formulas, just wait and someone else will do it for you. Ask on the thread here if you need help.

I added my name to the bottom. Thanks for posting this. could you tell me (or lead me to directions) how to create the formula?
Thanks

Tammywhiz
02-25-2012, 07:44 AM
Is there going to be a new Challenge for March and April? I didn't get in on the one for January and February? Can you explain how it works and what we need to do?

wuv2bloved
02-25-2012, 11:20 AM
I will be posting a Mar-Apr challenge on Sunday, this one will be over by then. Basically just put your name, starting weigh and what your goal is. Once a week come and put your loses and it will calculate for you your losses for the month :) We have pxlkitty to thank for it. She is a success story here and I am going to take it over from here since she no longer needs it since she is in Maintenance :) thanks again Pxl

Tammywhiz
02-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Thanks Wuv, I will watch for it.

Thanks !

Carrielee
02-26-2012, 05:14 PM
bump!!

wuv2bloved
02-26-2012, 11:29 PM
Next challenge is up!!
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/253685-ip-st-patricks-easter-challenge.html

northernfawn
03-03-2012, 11:49 AM
0lbs lost this week. This was week 7 WI, and I've been reading a lot on the boards this week about other IPers having changes in week 7 with hunger and slowing down etc. I'm thinking my body is just taking a small side-step to catch up and redistribute itself. Have signed up for the new challenge and am hoping for a good loss next week..... here's to another 100% OP week :)