100 lb. Club - 2013 Resolutions - April Fools' Day to Mother's Day!




merilung
03-27-2013, 12:25 AM
April Snow asked if someone could get a new thread started for this challenge, and with only one weigh in left in the April Fools' challenge I thought we might all want to set our goals!

Everyone is welcome - you don't need to have been a part of the previous challenge to participate.

Post your 2013 New Year's resolution. If you don't make resolutions and want to make a goal, that's fine too. It doesn't have to be a specific weight or a specific size but it does have to be SPECIFIC (i.e. Don't write "I want to be healthier." If you want to improve your health, how are you going to measure that? Do you want a specific blood pressure range? Do you want to be able to run a mile nonstop? etc).

Next you're going to write what you're going to do from April Fools' Day to Mother's Day to make that happen! That's approximately 6 weeks. What will you do for the next 6 weeks of 2013? How will you make your resolution happen?

Copy and paste this format. You'll be coming back each week to update your progress (find the entry and click edit). And this thread will be available for us to chat about the challenge, overcome struggles and celebrate successes.


2013 Resolution:

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is:

Week one (ends April 7th):
Week two (ends April 14th):
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):


merilung
03-27-2013, 12:29 AM
2013 Resolution: To lose 120 pounds by December 31, 2013 - this would put me at 152.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: to lose 20 pounds and exercise at least 300 (changed to 450 for weeks 2-6!) minutes a week.

Week one (April 7th):
Goal weight: 242.4
...Actual weight: 243.8
...Exercise minutes: 229
Notes: I didn't meet either of my goals - I was still in a bad mood funk for the first part of this week - I got ALL of my exercise minutes in on Friday and Saturday! I think the exercise really improved my mood, because now I'm feeling great and back on track. I suspect I'm retaining some water right now because my muscles are KILLING ME from yoga yesterday. I'm going to raise my exercise goal to 450 minutes a week for the rest of this challenge because of the wonders it did for my mood.

Week two (April 14th):
Goal weight: 239.1
...Actual weight: 240.2
...Exercise minutes: 118
Notes: Happy with my weigh in this week, but I let a busy week turn into a serious exercise FAIL. Gotta figure out how to get that workout time in!

Week three (April 21st):
Goal weight: 235.8
...Actual weight: 241.4
...Exercise minutes: 265
Notes: >.< Lots of self sabotage still going on - HUGELY stressful work week for Jordan with a lot of changes going on (not all of them welcome by us) leading to LOTS of eating out. Still not meeting exercise goals, though this was the best week so far.

Week four (April 28th):
Goal weight: 232.4
...Actual weight: 236.0
...Exercise minutes: 264
Notes: 40 pounds lost!

Week five (May 5th):
Goal weight: 229.1
...Actual weight: 235.4
...Exercise minutes: 190 (ouch)
Notes:

Week six (May 12th):
Goal weight: 225.8
...Actual weight:
...Exercise minutes:
Notes:

elvislover324
03-27-2013, 12:38 AM
Thanks for starting this!

My dates are set for Monday as it's my official weigh-in date with my doctor's office.

2013 Resolution: Try to get to my goal weight of 160 by December 31st (unless I get pregnant!)

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: to keep doing the training for Couch-to-5k and maybe sign up to run one over the summer. Hope to get weight down to 193 by 5/13.

Starting Weight April 1st: 205.0lbs
Week one (ends April 8th): -2.6lbs=new weight 202.4lbs
Week two (ends April 15th): -2.2lbs=new weight 200.2lbs
Week three (ends April 22st):+.6lbs=new weight 200.8lbs
Week four (ends April 29th): -.2lbs=new weight 200.6lbs
Week five (ends May 6th): -1.2lbs=new weight 199.4lbs
Week six (ends May 13th): -3.0lbs=new weight 196.4lbs


April Snow
03-27-2013, 09:54 AM
thanks for starting this Merilung!

2013 Resolution: Back to Onederland and beyond!

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: Final number TBD - into the teens

Week one (ends April 7th):
Week two (ends April 14th):
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

AlmostMe
03-27-2013, 10:41 AM
From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: to exercise hard, to start running again to train for my 10K*, to stay on plan (barring April 7th and April 20th)**, and to start post season weight training (week 6).

Ideally, I'd like to lose about 10lbs over this period. But more important is training for my 10K in mid July.

Week one (April 7th):
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week two (April 14th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week three (April 21st):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week four (April 28th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week five (May 5th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week six (May 12th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:
_________

*injury dependent...I have vowed not to start running again until it no longer hurts to walk. I am going to spin classes instead.

**I am following intuitive eating. Those dates are rugby match dates. I do not have normal hunger signals on match days. Eating pre-match makes me feel nauseous, but I have to do it anyway.

amandie
03-27-2013, 11:45 AM
I'm in!! I didn't make any 2013 resolutions.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To get to my lowest in (10+) years as well as out of obese into the overweight category (166 and below to be exact.) Additional goals- 159 and below and start working out at least 2 times a week (I didn't realize I would hit 166 already so I added two more goals/resolutions.)

Week one (April 7th): 166. I made it in the overweight category!!!! :carrot:
Week two (April 14th): Still 166. There was a glitch with my WW phone app with my DPA (I forgot it goes down every 7-9lb losses) so I had been eating 2 points over my dailies along with my weeklies since, oops!! Now I am eating the right amount of points and I am most proud of myself for keeping up with the workouts last week and will continue to do so this week.

Week three (April 21st): So disappointed, 171. I am on my TOM though and drank a lot on Friday so I don't know. I am seriously buckling down this week. No more BS, all serious business now! Keeping up with workouts.

Week four (April 28th): 167. Bleh. I am trying my best not to give up altogether. I do see a difference in my body and all of my sz 17 jr jeans are now loose/baggy on me so I will take that instead of focusing on the scale! That and a lot of people have been commenting/noticing the 14lb loss. That helps.

Week five (May 5th): Whoo-hoo! 165.4! Happy to see this weight after a long (self-induced) plateau. I am not feeling too bad since all of a sudden my bras are way too loose even on the last hook, pants baggy in the crotch and some shirts being pretty loose. Bought 2 brand new (and CUTE) bras for less than 5 bucks along with a couple of T-shirts in a M/L and 2 light jackets (both M) for less than 30 bucks. I was so focused on the weight I didn't see the difference in the clothes until now. Totally made up for the so-called plateau.

Week six (May 12th): 164.4. Whoo-hoo!

sassyangies
03-27-2013, 12:35 PM
2013 Resolution: 2013 goal is to be at 200 pounds. So to lose 80 pounds.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 27 pounds.

Week one (ends April 7th):
Week two (ends April 14th):
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

AlmostMe
03-27-2013, 12:46 PM
From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: to exercise hard, to start running again to train for my 10K*, to stay on plan (barring April 7th and April 20th)**, and to start post season weight training (week 6).

Ideally, I'd like to lose about 10lbs over this period. But more important is training for my 10K in mid July.

Week one (April 7th):
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week two (April 14th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week three (April 21st):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week four (April 28th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week five (May 5th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:

Week six (May 12th):
Goal weight:
...Actual weight:
Notes:
_________

*injury dependent...I have vowed not to start running again until it no longer hurts to walk. I am going to spin classes instead.

**I am following intuitive eating. Those dates are rugby match dates. I do not have normal hunger signals on match days. Eating pre-match makes me feel nauseous, but I have to do it anyway.

synger
03-27-2013, 01:22 PM
My resolution is not in pounds, because I've been too frustrated too often and I realize that I cannot control the OUTCOME of my plan. I can only control my on-plan actions. So those are my goals.

My current plan: Count calories, between 1200 - 1500/day. Count carbs for 50 or fewer.
Starting weight: 257

2013 Resolution: Lose at least 1 lb./week.

My resolution is: Stay on-plan 80% of the time, for a weekly average of 1500 calories/50 carbs (or fewer)

Week one (ends April 7th): 7-day avg. calories: 1485 avg. carbs: 45 weight: 256
Week two (ends April 14th):
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Martine
03-27-2013, 02:44 PM
2013 Resolution: to lose 100 pounds

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my goals are: to lose 15 pounds and exercise regularly 4 times per week

Week one (ends April 6th):
Week two (ends April 13th):
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Kayhm0711
03-27-2013, 02:57 PM
2013 Resolution: I didn't make a resolution but my goal is to lose 110lbs by the end of the year.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: Going to lose 15lbs by sticking to my diet. And working out atleast 3x a week by going to the gym and doing work out videos at home when I can't make it to the gym.

Week one (ends April 7th):
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Tziri
03-27-2013, 07:58 PM
2013 Resolution: To reach 175 and build some muscles!

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: I'm not sure what to aim for since I am doing something "new." Hopefully I will lose 10 lbs and be able to run a 5K!

SW: 218.6
Week one (ends April 7th): 217.2
Week two (ends April 14th): TOM
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
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terichelle
03-27-2013, 08:26 PM
2013 resolution: get weight under 200lbs

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is:
- lose 12lbs
- walk to/from work instead of catching buses at least 3-4 times per week
- I'll be back working in an office all day from next week, so I need to make sure I stick to my plan and not pick up any of my bad snacking/lunch habits again.

Starting weight: 258.5

Week one (ends April 7th): 257
Week two (ends April 14th): 252.5
Week three (ends April 21st):250.5
Week four (ends April 28th): 249
Week five (ends May 5th): 248
Week six (ends May 12th): 244

Pink Hurricane
03-28-2013, 10:38 AM
I need this, I am NOT giving up on myself anymore!

2013 Resolution: To be 185lbs and be in a size 12/14 by December 31st, 2013

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To get my butt out of the 240s, I would like to lose 8 pounds, placing me at 235.

SW: 243

Week one (ends April 7th): 241.8
Week two (ends April 14th): 250
Week three (ends April 21st): 245
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

ataraxia3
03-28-2013, 07:22 PM
I'm really glad you made this post :)

2013 Resolution: Change my lifestyle and become a healthier person, so I can be a better role model for my daughter. I would love to get down to 160 by the end of this year.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my goal is: EDIT/ To lose 15 pounds by mothers day !

Starting Weight April 1st: 268.8
Week one (ends April 7th): 265.2
Week two (ends April 14th): 263.4
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):


Total weight LOST: _____

sluggerbean
03-29-2013, 03:23 PM
New Year's Resolution: By December 31, 2013 I will have achieved and will be maintaining my goal weight of 140 lbs.

New Year's to Valentine's: -8.6 total
Valentine's to April Fools': -9.6 total

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 9 pounds (1.5 lbs/wk)

April 4, 2013 Starting Weight: 180.0

Week one (ends April 11th): 182.2 (+2.2) [+2.2 total] Must get back on track!!
Week two (ends April 18th): 179.2 (-3.0) [-0.8 total] Much better!!
Week three (ends April 25th): 181.0 (+1.8) [+1.0 total] I have to stop sabotaging myself!!!
Week four (ends May 2nd): 181.0 TOM (0.0) [+1.0 total] Considering the week I just had, I will take the maintain as a victory!
Week five (ends May 9th): 178.6 (-2.4) [-1.4 total] Better!!
Week six (ends May 16th): 178.6 (0.0) [-1.4 total]

***I decided to change this to correspond to my weigh in days of Thursdays***

sassyangies
03-31-2013, 12:17 PM
2013 Resolution: 2013 goal is to be at 200 pounds. So to lose 80 pounds.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 27 pounds.
My Starting weight is 278.

Week one (ends April 7th):
Week two (ends April 14th):
Week three (ends April 21st):
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Week five (ends May 5th):
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Good luck everyone!!

Daimere
03-31-2013, 10:18 PM
2013 Resolution: To lose 62 pounds by December 31, 2013 - 200

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: to lose 6 pounds and get back on track and stay there. March 31- 238.6

Start: 238. If I stay on track, I feel like my first week will be water weight.

Week one (April 7th):
Goal weight:
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Week two (April 14th):
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Week three (April 21st):
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Week four (April 28th):
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Week five (May 5th):
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Week six (May 12th):
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sassyangies
04-01-2013, 01:24 PM
2013 Resolution: 2013 goal is to be at 199 pounds. So to lose 77 pounds.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 20 pounds. I changed it a little from my last post because I thought Mother's Day was a little bit further than that. I will do this by sticking to my 1500 Calories a day diet, limit my soda, drink more water, and move more.

STARTING WEIGHT 276
GOAL WEIGHT 256
Week one (ends April 7th):
Week two (ends April 14th):
Week three (ends April 21st):
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smashlers
04-01-2013, 03:35 PM
2013 Resolution: To be at 199 lbs by December 2013 and blow my family away!
New Year's to Valentine's Day Challenge loss (7 weeks): -14.2lbs
Valentine's Day to Mothers Day Challenge loss (6 weeks): -13lbs

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day (6 weeks), my resolution is: To lose 13 lbs and be at 249 lbs!

Challenge start weight: 262.6
Active 1x: Day hike, 333 cals, 46 mins
Active 2x: Trail walk, 322 cals, 48 mins
Active 3x: Trail Walk/Jog, 394 cals, 37 mins
Active 4x: Treadmill, arm weights, 330, 35mins
Week one (ends April 5th): 259.2 (-3.4)
Active 1x: Trail walk/Jog, 404 cals, 39 mins
Active 2x: Trail walk/jog, 401 cals, 39 mins
Active 3x: Treadmill and Weights, 214 cals, 30 mins
Active 4x: 1 hour of yoga. I am not sure about calorics
Week two (ends April 12th): 259 (-.2)
Active 1x: 2.5 mile Hike, 45 mins, 300 cals
Active 2x: .75 mile walk during lunch, 173, and treadmill for 24 mins 184cals= 359 cals
Active 3x: Treadmill, 27 mins, 232 cals + .75 mile walk during lunch 118= 350 cals
Active 4x:
Week three (ends April 18th) 255.4 (-3.4!):
Active 1x: Walking 360 cals, 47 mins
Active 2x: Walking 310, 42 mins
Active 3x:
Active 4x:
Week four (ends April 25th): 255.4, -0.0
Active 1x: Walking, 27 mins 200 cals
Active 2x: walking 60 mins, 400 cals
Active 3x:
Active 4x:
Week five (ends May 2nd): 254.0, -1.6
Active 1x: Yoga
Active 2x: yoga and 3 mile walk
Active 3x: yoga and 2 mile walk
Active 4x:
Week six (ends May 9th):251.6, -2.4
Active 1x:
Active 2x:
Active 3x:
Active 4x:
Mothers day May 12th:

Challenge Loss:
Total Loss:

SarahFairhope
04-01-2013, 05:28 PM
From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, I resolve to lose 9 lbs, weighing in at 199.3 lbs.
Week 1 (Apr 08): 210.2 (+1.9/+1.9/-22.5)
Week 2 (Apr 14): 200.8 (-9.4/-7.5/-31.9)
Week 3 (Apr 21): 000.0 (0.0/0.0/-00.0)
Week 4 (Apr 28): 000.0 (0.0/0.0/-00.0)
Week 5 (May 05): 000.0 (0.0/0.0/-00.0)
Week 6 (May 13): 000.0 (0.0/0.0/-00.0)
------------------------------(week/month/year)
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Mother's Day result:---- 207.0 (-1.3/-25.7)
April Fools' Day result: 208.3 (-7.8/-24.4)
Valentine's Day result: 216.4 (-16.6/-16.6)
New Year's Eve start: --233.2 -(month/year)
http://swtc.lilyslim.com/oBpFbbw.png
From Mother's day toIndependance Day (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4746954-post19.html), I resolved to lose 10lbs, weighing in at 197 lbs.
From April Fools' to Mother's Day (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4690093-post22.html), I resolved to lose 9lbs, weighing in at 199.3 lbs. Weighed in at 207.0 (14.0%).
From Valentine's Day to April Fools' (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4631028-post14.html), I resolved to lose 14.4lbs, weighing in at 201 lbs. Weighed in at 208.3 (54.1%).
From New Year's to Valentine's Day (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4579057-post69.html), I resolved to lose 17.2lbs, weighing in at 216 lbs. Weighed in at 216.4 (96.5%).
From New Year's Day 2013 to New Year's Eve 2014, I resolve to lose 63.2lbs, weighing in at 170 lbs.

FerrisW
04-02-2013, 06:31 AM
2013 Resolution: To get below 200lbs by Dec 31st. To teach myself to eat healthier by counting calories and to start an exercise regime.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: get to 255lbs by May 12th. Exercise at least 3 times a week, two of which will be walking/jogging.

Week one (ends April 7th):
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ChickieBoom
04-04-2013, 12:25 PM
2013 Resolution: To increase my miles. I want to run a 10 mile race this time next year...and make my goal weight.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: Stay completely on plan and run at least twice a week.

Starting weight: 180
Week one (ends April 7th):
Week two (ends April 14th):
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Challenge Goal Weight: 168
2013 Goal Weight: 145

AllyG47
04-04-2013, 04:46 PM
2013 Resolution: To be at or below 175 by my 30th birthday (January 1, 2014)

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is to lose 6 lbs and to do an exercise DVD five times a week.

Starting weight (April 1): 213.2 lbs

Week one (ends April 7th): 211.8 lbs (-1.4) :)
Goal weight: 212.2 lbs
Workouts (goal 5x): 3

Week two (ends April 14th): 210.0 lbs (-1.8, -3.2 total)
Goal weight: 211.2 lbs
Workouts (goal 5x): 2

Week three (ends April 21st): 208.6 lbs (-1.4, -4.6 total)
Goal weight: 210.2 lbs
Workouts (goal 5x): 3

Week four (ends April 28th): 206.6 lbs (-2, -6.6 total)
Goal weight: 209.2 lbs
Workouts (goal 5x): 2

Week five (ends May 5th): 207.4 lbs (+0.8, -5.8 total)
Goal weight: 208.2 lbs
Workouts (goal 5x): 1

Week six (ends May 12th): 204.8 lbs (-2.6, -8.4 total)
Goal weight: 207.2 lbs
Workouts (goal 5x): 5

pixiefalls
04-04-2013, 06:22 PM
Hi everyone! I believe I'll be joining in this time. I'll be setting a two pound a week goal.



2013 Resolution: I would like to be 215.5 by December 31st, 2013.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: I would like to have lost 12 pounds total and weigh in at 267.5 ..

Starting weight on April 1st: 279.5
Week one (ends April 7th): 276.7
Week two (ends April 14th): NWI
Week three (ends April 21st):
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redday
04-05-2013, 01:35 PM
2013 Resolution: Weigh 185 or less

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: 30 pounds

Starting weight: 266.8

Week one (ends April 9th):
Week two (ends April 16th):
Week three (ends April 23st):
Week four (ends April 30th):
Week five (ends May 7th):
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Elladorine
04-05-2013, 03:36 PM
New Years to Valentine's Day (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/271764-new-years-valentines-day-resolutions.html#post4565843): 7 pounds in 7 weeks. Done!
Valentine's to April Fools' Day (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/275525-2013-resolutions-valentines-day-april-fools-day.html#post4629900): 7 pounds in 7 weeks. Done!
April Fools' Day to Mother's Day (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4695245-post28.html): 6 pounds in 6 weeks. Challenge accepted!

2013 Resolution: To lose 52 pounds by December 31, 2013! That's obviously one pound per week, and will put me at an unfathomable 175 pounds. :yay:

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To continue losing one pound per week. Can it be done? I'm looking to my previous challenges for that answer! ;) I would just love to be down to 207 by the end of this thing. I'd also like to jog at least one quarter mile daily, which I made a new commitment to as of March 31st. :running:

I've adjusted each point to land on the following Wednesdays of each given date, which is my official weigh-in day at TOPS.
Let's get this party started . . .

EDIT: I'm on pregnancy break as of April 12th. Henceforth, my goal will be to stay on plan (both through eating and exercise) as opposed to losing that pound per week, although I will continue to track my weight weekly. I'm also trading in my commitment with jogging for exercise that is lower in impact, like walking and swimming.

* * *

Starting point (April 3rd): 213

Week one (April 10th):
Goal weight: 212
...Actual weight: 211
Notes: Not much to report, except that I'm happy. I've jogged at least half a mile every night like I'd promised myself, and I got a gym membership this week and started swimming just today (I did half a mile)! I'm hoping the extra exercise will start making a major difference with my figure.

Week two (April 17th):
Goal weight: 211
...Actual weight: 212
Notes: I went up a little, what a big surprise, lol. But it was a few days ago that I found out I'm pregnant. No big deal. Been staying on plan well.

Week three (April 24th):
Goal weight: 210
...Actual weight: 210
Notes: Weird how I'm still following my trend, but I'm not expecting it to last for long. Just doing my very best to eat right and get some exercise in.

Week four (May 1st):
Goal weight: 209
...Actual weight: No weigh-in this week
Notes: I'm off for the weekend for TOPS State Recognition Days; going to eat right, get some exercise in, and have some fun.

Week five (May 8th):
Goal weight: 208
...Actual weight: 211
Notes: I think being away for the weekend was a major setback for several reasons. Not a big deal though.

Week six (May 15th):
Goal weight: 207
...Actual weight: 211
Notes: Sort of disappointing I have to maintain rather than try to lose, but I think I'm doing a good job of it thus far. :)

Elladorine
04-05-2013, 03:51 PM
2013 Resolution: To be at or below 175 by my 30th birthday (January 1, 2014)

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is to lose 6 lbs and to do an exercise DVD five times a week.

Starting weight (April 1): 213.2 lbs
Wow, our weight stats are amazingly similar (I'm starting out at 213 for this challenge, want to lose six pounds for it, and also want to be at or below 175 at the start of next year)! :D Let's do this together! :high:

sassyangies
04-06-2013, 03:45 PM
Good luck on weigh in tomorrow everyone.. I'm not sure whats going to happen with me. but I'll accept it no matter what..

bluesapphire
04-06-2013, 11:31 PM
From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: to lose 12 lbs

SW - 270

Week one (ends April 7th):
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geoblewis
04-07-2013, 01:25 AM
First time joining here. I enjoy the challenges.

2013 Resolution: I don't do yearly resolutions. And my body doesn't ever play along with my plans to maintain a steady rate of weight loss. So instead, I focus on maintaining my effort to stick to my eating and fitness plans. Earlier this year I went in for a DEXA scan to pin down my lean body mass and figure out my BMR. I learned that my LBM is 152 lbs. I know this will drop as I lose weight, but it is my ambition to maintain as much of my muscle mass as possible while losing fat. I know that building muscle while losing fat makes the whole process slower.

I am participating in a 10 week challenge at work, so this is also helping me focus on my goals. I did the DEXA scan the week before the start of that challenge, and I plan to do the second one at the end of the 10 weeks. The challenge at work is more of a lifestyle makeover progression, with a new challenge to add every week. So far we've worked on just assessing what we eat and how much we exercise, how much water we drink, and next is eating enough vegetables. We have to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is a two-pronged attack: To stick to my Paleolithic/ketogenic diet seven days a week (eating the adequate amount of protein for my goal to build and maintain muscle, plus all the daily servings of vegetables my body requires and a limit of 50 gm of net carbs let day), and to do cardio exercise three days a week plus weight training and Pilates three days a week. My starting weight on April Fools was 316 lbs.

Week one (ends April 7th): Goal net carbs for the week - 700 gm, actual net carbs for the week - 557 gm; goal cardio for the week - 3 hours, actual cardio - 2 hours; goal weight resistance workouts - 3 hours a week, actual workouts - 3 hours. Since I only joined this challenge Friday, I am behind on the goals I set for myself for the week. However, I lost 3.4 pounds.

Week two (ends April 14th): This week I'm going to cut carbs below 100 gm net/day. Goal net carbs for the week - <700 gm, actual net carbs for the week 755 gm; goal cardio for the week - 3 hours, actual cardio - 3 hours; goal weight resistance workouts for the week - 3 hours a week, actual workouts - 3 hours. No weight loss realized.

Week three (ends April 21st): Trying harder to consistently bring my carbs down. I'm disappointed that I had a couple of really carby days last week. Again, goal net carbs <700 gm, actual net carbs for the week 676 gm; goal cardio for the week - 3 hours, actual cardio - 2.5 hours; goal weight resistance workouts for the week - 3 hours, actual workouts - 2 hours. Despite excellent control over my carb intake, I still didn't lose weight. But I believe it's water retention due to hormones and much warmer weather. And I didn't get to exercise at all on Friday.

Week four (ends April 28th): Focusing on my macronutrients this week, as well as controling calories. Same goal for net carbs <700 gm, actual net carbs for the week 714 gm; total calories for the week 14392, actual 16683 calories. For exercise: goal cardio for the week - 3 hours, actual cardio - 3 hours; goal weight resistance workouts for the week - 3 hours, actual workouts - 3 hours. Really, I did so well all week, but Friday night and through Saturday, I lost my focus and totally overate. Did NOT bother to weigh myself on Sunday. Pressing on...

Week five (ends May 5th): I think I've got the macros down, so this week my focus is all about the calories. Staying consistent with my goals. Net carbs <700 gm, actual net carbs for the week 895 gm (Wow! That was hard to write!); total calories for the week 14392, actual calories 15765; cardio goal for the week - 3 hours, actual cardio - 3 hours; goal weight resistance workouts for the week - 3 hours, actual workouts - 3 hours. Well, carbs went up, but calories went down. Last week approaches! It would be nice if I saw a net loss on the scale.

Week six (ends May 12th): This week I'm really focusing on macros and calories. I have gone back to my old pattern of intermittent fasting for this week. It helps me cut calories the best. Net carbs <700 gm, actual net carbs for the week 1118 gm; total calories for the week 14392, actual calories 16799; cardio goal for the week - 3 hours, actual cardio 3 hours; goal weight resistance workouts for the week - 3 hours, actual workouts - 3 hours. Oh dear, I really blew it this week. And mostly in the last three days when I was very social. Not happy with my results. Didn't gain, thankfully. I lost a mere 2 lbs. At least I was really good with the exercise. On to the next challenge!

sassyangies
04-07-2013, 12:08 PM
2013 Resolution: 2013 goal is to be at 199 pounds. So to lose 77 pounds.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 20 pounds. I changed it a little from my last post because I thought Mother's Day was a little bit further than that. I will do this by sticking to my 1500 Calories a day diet, limit my soda, drink more water, and move more.

STARTING WEIGHT 276
GOAL WEIGHT 256
Week one (ends April 7th): 274 Not as much as I had hoped for, but with my eating not totally OP I am so happy it's down and not the same.
Week two (ends April 14th):
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

Martine
04-07-2013, 05:14 PM
I have been self-sabotaging all week long, eating whatever, whenever. I'm angry with myself. Since the beginning of the year I was eating a balanced diet, really making a change in my life, but I think that because I wasn't seeing any significant change in my weight, I just started giving up again. Same cycle as before.

Today I started fresh and have made smart food choices. That's all I can do, one day at a time.

Hopefully everyone has had a successful week.

Week one (ends April 6th): 254.6
Week two (ends April 13th):
Week three (ends April 20st):
Week four (ends April 27th):
Week five (ends May 4th):
Week six (ends May 12th):
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ChickieBoom
04-08-2013, 12:14 PM
2013 Resolution: To increase my miles. I want to run a 10 mile race this time next year...and make my goal weight.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: Stay completely on plan and run at least twice a week.

Starting weight: 180
Week one (ends April 7th): 174
Week two (ends April 14th):
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

Challenge Goal Weight: 168
2013 Goal Weight: 145

redday
04-10-2013, 10:40 PM
2013 Resolution: Weigh 185 or less

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: 30 pounds

Starting weight: 268.8 (corrected from last week because I had a body comp analysis done and the weight control program forgot to adjust for the 2 pound clothing allowance that the machine gives)

Week one (ends April 9th): 267.2 (TOM)
Week two (ends April 16th):
Week three (ends April 23st):
Week four (ends April 30th):
Week five (ends May 7th):
Week six (ends May 14th):

sassyangies
04-14-2013, 12:50 PM
2013 Resolution: 2013 goal is to be at 199 pounds. So to lose 77 pounds.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 20 pounds. I changed it a little from my last post because I thought Mother's Day was a little bit further than that. I will do this by sticking to my 1500 Calories a day diet, limit my soda, drink more water, and move more.

STARTING WEIGHT 276
GOAL WEIGHT 256
Week one (ends April 7th): 274 Not as much as I had hoped for, but with my eating not totally OP I am so happy it's down and not the same.
Week two (ends April 14th):271 I'm so excited to have lost 3 pounds. 1 more pound and I'm at the 40 pound loss mark. I'm not sure I'll make my goal, but I'm ok with that. At least the number is going down.
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

ChickieBoom
04-15-2013, 12:32 PM
2013 Resolution: To increase my miles. I want to run a 10 mile race this time next year...and make my goal weight.
From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: Stay completely on plan and run at least twice a week.

Starting weight: 180
Week one (ends April 7th): 174
Week two (ends April 14th): 174
Week three (ends April 21st):
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

Challenge Goal Weight: 168
2013 Goal Weight: 145

Elladorine
04-15-2013, 02:57 PM
I'm on pregnancy break as of April 12th. :preg:

Henceforth, my goal will be to stay on plan (both through eating and exercise) as opposed to losing that pound per week, although I will continue to track my weight weekly. I'm also trading in my commitment with jogging for exercise that is lower in impact, like walking and swimming.

I will be discussing my food and exercise plan on my first appointment with the OB-GYN. I'll also be sure to get advice on where my weight should be as I progress throughout the pregnancy. Wish me luck! :)

Martine
04-16-2013, 11:44 AM
Stepping in the right direction FINALLY!


Week one (ends April 6th): 254.6
Week two (ends April 13th): 251.8
Week three (ends April 20st):
Week four (ends April 27th):
Week five (ends May 4th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

redday
04-17-2013, 12:42 AM
2013 Resolution: Weigh 185 or less

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: 30 pounds

Starting weight: 268.8 (corrected from last week because I had a body comp analysis done and the weight control program forgot to adjust for the 2 pound clothing allowance that the machine gives)

Week one (ends April 9th): 267.2 (TOM)
Week two (ends April 16th): 262.0 :df: 5.2 pounds gone :df:
Week three (ends April 23st):
Week four (ends April 30th):
Week five (ends May 7th):
Week six (ends May 14th):

ataraxia3
04-22-2013, 04:52 PM
2013 Resolution: Change my lifestyle and become a healthier person, so I can be a better role model for my daughter. I would love to get down to 160 by the end of this year.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my goal is: EDIT/ To lose 15 pounds by mothers day !

Starting Weight April 1st: 268.8
Week one (ends April 7th): 265.2
Week two (ends April 14th): 263.4
Week three (ends April 21st): 264.6 ***I don't know WHAT happened this week, i've been working out like a mad woman so weight GAIN doesn't make sense to me but I think I need to make some adjustments with my eating. Here's to hoping for a better weigh in next week...**
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):


Total weight LOST: _____

redday
04-24-2013, 01:28 PM
2013 Resolution: Weigh 185 or less

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: 30 pounds

Starting weight: 268.8 (corrected from last week because I had a body comp analysis done and the weight control program forgot to adjust for the 2 pound clothing allowance that the machine gives)

Week one (ends April 9th): 267.2 (TOM)
Week two (ends April 16th): 262.0 5.2 pounds gone
Week three (ends April 23st):261.2
Week four (ends April 30th):
Week five (ends May 7th):
Week six (ends May 14th):

sassyangies
04-24-2013, 02:48 PM
From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 20 pounds. I changed it a little from my last post because I thought Mother's Day was a little bit further than that. I will do this by sticking to my 1500 Calories a day diet, limit my soda, drink more water, and move more.

STARTING WEIGHT 276
GOAL WEIGHT 256
Week one (ends April 7th): 274 Not as much as I had hoped for, but with my eating not totally OP I am so happy it's down and not the same.
Week two (ends April 14th):271 I'm so excited to have lost 3 pounds. 1 more pound and I'm at the 40 pound loss mark. I'm not sure I'll make my goal, but I'm ok with that. At least the number is going down.
Week three (ends April 21st):272 Not good.. Not sure what's going on. Blah!
Week four (ends April 28th):
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

ataraxia3
04-29-2013, 06:18 PM
2013 Resolution: Change my lifestyle and become a healthier person, so I can be a better role model for my daughter. I would love to get down to 160 by the end of this year.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my goal is: EDIT/ To lose 15 pounds by mothers day !

Starting Weight April 1st: 268.8
Week one (ends April 7th): 265.2
Week two (ends April 14th): 263.4
Week three (ends April 21st): 264.6 ***I don't know WHAT happened this week, i've been working out like a mad woman so weight GAIN doesn't make sense to me but I think I need to make some adjustments with my eating. Here's to hoping for a better weigh in next week...**
Week four (ends April 28th): 261.6 ***WOO HOOO!! awesome week for me :) Hoping next week is just as good!***
Week five (ends May 5th): 260
Week six (ends May 12th):


Total weight LOST: _____

redday
05-01-2013, 11:49 AM
2013 Resolution: Weigh 185 or less

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: 30 pounds

Starting weight: 268.8 (corrected from last week because I had a body comp analysis done and the weight control program forgot to adjust for the 2 pound clothing allowance that the machine gives)

Week one (ends April 9th): 267.2 (TOM)
Week two (ends April 16th): 262.0 5.2 pounds gone
Week three (ends April 23st):261.2
Week four (ends April 30th): 256 :df: 5.2pounds gone :df:
Week five (ends May 7th):
Week six (ends May 14th):

sassyangies
05-01-2013, 12:10 PM
From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: To lose 20 pounds. I changed it a little from my last post because I thought Mother's Day was a little bit further than that. I will do this by sticking to my 1500 Calories a day diet, limit my soda, drink more water, and move more.

STARTING WEIGHT 276
GOAL WEIGHT 256
Week one (ends April 7th): 274 Not as much as I had hoped for, but with my eating not totally OP I am so happy it's down and not the same.
Week two (ends April 14th):271 I'm so excited to have lost 3 pounds. 1 more pound and I'm at the 40 pound loss mark. I'm not sure I'll make my goal, but I'm ok with that. At least the number is going down.
Week three (ends April 21st):272 Not good.. Not sure what's going on. Blah!
Week four (ends April 28th): 269 It's been a hard couple of weeks. We'll see what happens.
Week five (ends May 5th):
Week six (ends May 12th):

merilung
05-05-2013, 01:16 PM
With Mother's Day coming up quickly, we should think about what holiday we want our next challenge to go to! I was thinking fourth of July (7.5 weeks) or the summer solstice (just shy of 6 weeks) - what does everyone else think? Any other suggestions for holidays? :)

sluggerbean
05-05-2013, 03:13 PM
I like the idea of sticking to the holidays; with that in mind we could do the following:

Option 1:
Mother's Day to Independence Day ~ 7.5 weeks
Independence Day to Labor Day ~ 8.5 weeks
Labor Day to Halloween ~ 8.5 weeks
Halloween to New Year's Eve/Day ~ 8.5-9 weeks

Option 2:
Mother's Day to Independence Day ~ 7.5 weeks
Independence Day to Labor Day ~ 8.5 weeks
Labor Day to Columbus Day ~ 6 weeks
Columbus Day to Thanksgiving Day ~ 6.5 weeks
Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve/Day ~ 4.5 weeks

Option 3:
Mother's Day to Summer Solstice ~ 6 weeks
Summer Solstice to Dog Days(roughly Aug. 5) ~ 6 weeks
Dog Days to Autumnal Equinox ~ 7 weeks
Autumnal Equinox to Veteran's Day ~ 7 weeks
Veteran's Day to New Year's Eve/Day ~ 7 weeks

smashlers
05-05-2013, 05:03 PM
Ya know, I kinda like the shorter ones.... My vote is for Option 2. I have an excel sheet with these challenges in mind... Knowing in advance like Peggy has it set up would help ease my excel spreadsheet way of thinking LOL

ataraxia3
05-07-2013, 06:22 PM
I agree with Ashley! i'm liking option #2 :)

elvislover324
05-07-2013, 06:30 PM
Option 2!!

smashlers
05-07-2013, 06:40 PM
I added all those dates into my excel sheet. LOL... I could be ::gasp:: at 185lbs by News Years Day if I keep this booty OP and continue to stay focused. HOLY COW. BUT the point of all this is that I do better when thinking about little chunks of time as opposed to large chunks of time, so I will try to contain myself! Lol :carrot:

sluggerbean
05-09-2013, 02:03 PM
It looks like Option #2 is the way to go. If I don't hear any differently, I will set it up tomorrow (Friday) evening. Everyone ok with that?? :listen:

I know I won't make my goal this time around. I had too many stressors :crazy: with nursing school & stuff, but at least I am losing!! :cheer3:

Laters!!

:wave:

amandie
05-09-2013, 02:47 PM
Yup, I'm with #2! Thanks so much, Peggy! Now I'm getting excited about the next challenge! :squeee:

I won't make goal too but as long as we're lower than when we started, that's good right? :)

redday
05-09-2013, 11:10 PM
2013 Resolution: Weigh 185 or less

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my resolution is: 30 pounds

Starting weight: 268.8 (corrected from last week because I had a body comp analysis done and the weight control program forgot to adjust for the 2 pound clothing allowance that the machine gives)

Week one (ends April 9th): 267.2 (TOM)
Week two (ends April 16th): 262.0 5.2 pounds gone
Week three (ends April 23st):261.2
Week four (ends April 30th): 256 5.2pounds gone
Week five (ends May 7th):251.8 :df: 4.2 pounds gone :df:
Week six (ends May 14th):

ataraxia3
05-12-2013, 06:53 PM
2013 Resolution: Change my lifestyle and become a healthier person, so I can be a better role model for my daughter. I would love to get down to 160 by the end of this year.

From April Fools' Day to Mother's Day, my goal is: EDIT/ To lose 15 pounds by mothers day !

Starting Weight April 1st: 268.8
Week one (ends April 7th): 265.2
Week two (ends April 14th): 263.4
Week three (ends April 21st): 264.6 ***I don't know WHAT happened this week, i've been working out like a mad woman so weight GAIN doesn't make sense to me but I think I need to make some adjustments with my eating. Here's to hoping for a better weigh in next week...**
Week four (ends April 28th): 261.6 ***WOO HOOO!! awesome week for me :) Hoping next week is just as good!***
Week five (ends May 5th): 260
Week six (ends May 12th): 256.8


Total weight LOST: 12 pounds!!! only 3 lbs away from hitting my goal of 15 but oh well......i'm still so happy with the progress i've made :)
I'm really excited for the next challenge!!
Happy Mothers Day <3