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Rabbit
05-24-2003, 01:47 PM
OK girls, it is 6 weeks until the 4th of July! Wouldn't you like to be a little slimmer by then? Well, what are you going to do about it??? Wanting to be slimmer and being slimmer are 2 totally different things, as I think we all know.

So I challenge you. Think about what your goals are. Think about the steps you can take to accomplish them. Think about what you really really want. And then - TAKE SOME ACTION!!

My starting weight is going to have to be what it said on my scales this morning, even though they are inaccurate - they are high. But no matter! Because I am not waiting until my next weigh in to start. It starts today. It starts now.

Rabbit
199.5/193.5J4


LBH
05-24-2003, 10:13 PM
Wow Rabbit, now there's a pep talk!! :D I'm sooo in on this. I will weigh in tomorrow AM and that will be my starting weight.

Rabbit
05-25-2003, 10:51 PM
Lauren - glad you're in!

I was op yesterday and used 2 aps. Today I will be op and not use all my points. I am taking action.

Rabbit


Rabbit
05-27-2003, 12:29 PM
Still op here. I am a little unhappy with how I used my points yesterday - too many for snacks, not enough for healthy food. I need to work on that.

Rabbit

Ellie120
05-27-2003, 01:01 PM
I am in on the challenge as well. I am setting my goal at 5 pounds or 3 inches. I know when I get back into the swing of things the scale will climb a bit from weight training so I am also using inches as well.

my stats are 172/160/130 so my goal for July 4 will be 155

I have also lost about 19 inches so my inch goal will be 22


Rabbit - I know what you mean about snacking. When I was doing WW I had a hard time staying OP. Mainly because I was always hungry. It helped when I maximized my points, choosing things that would keep me full. I used to bring frozen meals to work for lunch and they just did not fill me up which led me to cheat because I was hungry. I started looking for other alternatives. Campbell's chunky pot roast soup is like beef stew, and i think the entire can is 4-5 points. Very filling. Try adding a bit more protein and see if that helps. I have found low carb to easier to stick to because I am never hungry. Now I plan when I am going to cheat and have been able to get back OP.

Ellie

LBH
05-27-2003, 01:22 PM
OK, I finally remembered to WI this AM.

Starting Weight: 242.5
July 4th Goal: 236.0

TechAlum
05-29-2003, 01:29 PM
Count me in:

We skipped WW on Tuesday so I'll use my home scale weights on Tuesday mornings for this challenge. My goals are going to look similar to the Memorial Day Challenge, lets hope it works better this time.

Start 5/27: 242.5


Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week

That's 4.5 lbs in 5 weeks. I think that's doable particularly since this is TOM week and I'm retaining water from not drinking enough on vacation.

Good luck to everyone!!!!

-Tech :goodvibes

BaileySG
05-30-2003, 05:13 PM
Ok - I am going to try this once again. For me it is 5 weeks until the 3rd. I am back up to my heaviest ever, so should do ok to start??? However, I am doing curves so expect to see more success in inches than weight.

Goals:
1. Water. Just do it there bailey - it doesn't bite. Drink the @#$% water!
(goal = 8 8ounce glasses 5 days a week or 25 days total)
2. Exercise: This is actually going well :)
(goal = curves 3+ times per week, pilates 3+ times per week, treadmill 3 hours per week = 15 curves, 15 pilates, 15 hours treadmill)
3. Points: Start counting em again. Well, I actually started yesterday.
(goal = No negative weekly banks! In other words, <175 per week)
4. Food: up fruits and veggies!!! This has been going ok too.
(goal = 6 fruit/veggies per day, = 42 per week or 210 by the 3rd)
5. Weight: Hmm.... 173 this am. 5 weeks, just starting...
(goal = 7 lbs, or 166)
6. Inches: Lose some! Got measured on May 6 at curves. Don't know what they were. Will post and make some kind of a goal on June 6. Current goal = July 6 inches will be LESS than June 6 inches:)

mkay - guess thats it. Easy, huh?? Keep it up you guys out there!!!!

LBH
05-31-2003, 08:51 AM
Welcome Back Bailey!! :wave: Glad you're gonna join us on the goal!!

Rabbit
05-31-2003, 01:54 PM
I had my first weigh in and I lost 1.5 lbs! SUCCESS!

I will be leaving on Monday and will be back next Saturday.

Bailey - welcome and - I started to say "good luck" but I am trying not to say that anymore. I don't think life is about luck. So I'll change my statement - Welcome and live well!

Rabbit
199.5/198/193.5J4

TechAlum
06-03-2003, 12:02 PM
Count me in:

Made some really poor choices this week and have not been OP at all. I guess its back to WW tonight :o. However when I weighed in this morning I was pleasently supprised to be down a 1/2 lb. Now I need to get back on track to keep it up.

Start 5/27: 242.5
Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week
Week #1: 242.0 Surprise Surprise, only walked once though between my cold, the weather and TOM :o

4 more lbs in 4 weeks, time to get cracking.

Rabbit - Yea on the 1.5 lbs. I think you're right on the luck thing, so I'll say, "Choose wisely on you trip."

Baily - Welcome. Hope you can keep all your goals.

Sending out good vibes to everyone.

-Tech :goodvibes

Rabbit
06-07-2003, 03:05 PM
Tech - congrats on the 1/2 lb loss! And I liked your "choose wisely" statement!!

Tomorrow morning I will do my weigh in, I'm a day or so behind from being gone, I think I weighed in either Friday or Saturday last week. Didn't do too bad on my trip, had some bad choices, but worked 12 & 13 hour days 3 days in a row, so hopefully worked it off.

Rabbit

Rabbit
06-08-2003, 01:34 PM
OK, lost .5. I'll take it. :)

Rabbit
199.5/197.5/193.5J4

LBH
06-08-2003, 09:34 PM
Man, I am being soo bad...I soo need to get back on track this week!! :( I'd be happy to lose one pound at this point!!

Rabbit
06-11-2003, 03:31 PM
LAUREN! Get back with the program girl! Remember we are - TAKING ACTION.

Rabbit

TechAlum
06-13-2003, 11:54 PM
Hello Everyone!!

Well I did weigh in on Tues AM I just haven't had a chance to get on line since then. But I am happy to say that I was down 2.5 lbs!!!!!! :D :D

Now after the week I've had let's hope I don't gain it all back next week :crossed:

LBH - I'm with Rabbit: Let's get back on track!!!!

Rabbit - How was your WI this week????

Everyone Else - Where are you? How's it going????

Start 5/27: 242.5
Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week
Week #1: 242.0 and only walked once
Week#2: 239.5 :D :D but only exercised twice, I did greatly increase my activity though so I think that helped

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

-Tech :goodvibes

Rabbit
06-14-2003, 07:26 PM
Yeah Tech Hooray for Tech!

I'm sad to say I was up today at my weigh in. And I deserve it. I've been eating stupidly and now I pay.

I've had a great day today. And also besides my regular morning workouts this week, I played tennis 3 times! Success.

I'll be out of town this week, have a great week all.

Rabbit

TechAlum
06-17-2003, 09:07 AM
Hello All,

Well this week didn't go as well as last, I've had a headache that just won't quit so have been choosing poorly, plus I went from having little to do to having LOADS to do, and let not forget AF is due next week.

OK excuses, excuses... I gained 1.5 lbs this week :( and didn't formally exercise at all :eek: I guess I deserved it.

I WILL GET BACK ON TRACK THIS WEEK!
I WILL JOURNAL AND DRINK MY WATER!
I WILL EXERCISE AT LEAST 3 TIMES!!!!!

Saying all that here are my stats:

Start 5/27: 242.5
Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week
Week #1: 242.0 and only walked once
Week#2: 239.5 but only exercised twice, I did greatly increase my activity though so I think that helped
Week#3: 241.0 :(; didn't exersise at all:(
Leaves me with 3 lbs in 2 weeks :^:

Have a great week everyone, and come back!!!

-Tech :goodvibes

LBH
06-21-2003, 09:59 PM
OK, I'm back from vacation and I promise myself I am going to get to work!!

Rabbit
06-24-2003, 03:43 PM
My last weigh in for this challenge will be this weekend because I leave Saturday for vacation.

How's everyone doing?

Rabbit

LBH
06-25-2003, 09:27 AM
Argh, I'm up a pound! :( Guess I will have to get serious for the next challenge since I've screwed up the last two.

TechAlum
06-25-2003, 06:05 PM
Hello All,

I can't believe 4th of July is next week already :eek: Time sure does fly (I won't say when you're having fun).

Anyway, have been super busy the last couple of weeks and haven't exercised at all and now my doctor has told me I have to or he'll have to put me on medicine so..... I'm down a half pound this week and started TOM today so if I behave myself next week should be better.

Start 5/27: 242.5
Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week
Week #1: 242.0 and only walked once
Week#2: 239.5 but only exercised twice, I did greatly increase my activity though so I think that helped
Week#3: 241.0 ; didn't exersise at all
Week#4: 240.5 and again no exercise :o
Leaves me with 2.5 lbs in a week hmmmmm

I know I said this last week but it bears repeating:

I WILL GET BACK ON TRACK THIS WEEK!
I WILL JOURNAL AND DRINK MY WATER!
I WILL EXERCISE AT LEAST 3 TIMES!!!!!

LBH - hang in there and focus we can do this I know we can.

Rabbit - welcome back and hope the scale gods are freindly at WI.

Have a great week everyone.

-Tech :goodvibes

Rabbit
06-26-2003, 12:46 PM
Tech - congrats on your loss! :D

Rabbit

Ellie120
06-27-2003, 02:27 PM
Hi everyone :) Sorry I haven't been around lately but I have been sick and had issues with my tooth again and ended up having it pulled :( On the up side I am feeling really good and seem to have finally got my weight loss going again. I also made some changes in my diet which really have helped. I was stalled at 161/162 since Memorial day, up 1-2 pounds. I have now finally got down to 158.5!!!! YEAH!!!! So that is 1 1/2 pounds to my five pound goal. Don't know if I will make it to the 5 pound mark by July 4th but I am off to a good start :)

Ellie
172/158.5/130

Rabbit
06-28-2003, 08:04 AM
My final weigh in was today since I am leaving today on vacation. I lost 2 pounds during this challenge.

Ellie - congrats on your loss. :)

What is our next one? Labor Day??

Rabbit
199.5/197.5

LBH
06-28-2003, 08:37 AM
Have a great vacation Rabbit!! We just over 8 wks. between July 4th and Labor Day.

Ellie120
07-01-2003, 05:08 PM
Hey guys, I am up for a Labor Day challenge. I am feeling really good and think I finally found what works for me! The best results since I started in January. I had gained 2 pounds back after Memorial Day and am now down 4 at 158. I also measured and lost 1/2 bust, 1 inch waist, 1 inch hips for a total of 2.5 inches, all in 1 1/2 weeks :) Feels good. I still have a few days left and don't know if I will make 155 but I am ok with that :) I think I set my inch goals on 3 so I am pretty close. I am now able to get into some of my size 12 pants!!

Ellie
172/158/130

1/27 / 7/1

bust 43/ 37.5
waist 40.5 / 31
hips 46.5 / 41

LBH
07-01-2003, 08:46 PM
Yeah Ellie!! :dancer:

TechAlum
07-02-2003, 08:49 AM
Hello all,

Gosh a Labor Day challenge makes it seem like summer's almost over and it just started :eek:. It's amazing how much faster the years seem to go the older I get. But anyway...Count me in.

Anyway, here are my final stats for this challenge:

Start 5/27: 242.5
Goal 7/1: 238 and 3 days of exercise per week
Week #1: 242.0 and only walked once
Week#2: 239.5 but only exercised twice, I did greatly increase my activity though so I think that helped
Week#3: 241.0 ; didn't exersise at all
Week#4: 240.5 and again no exercise
Week #5: 239.0 and minimal exercise

Well not too bad I lost 3.5 lbs over 5 weeks but I didn't exercise hardly at all. Although I have upped my activity considerably with going back to work (I walk almost a mile out to the sights I work). So I guess that helped.

RR - Yea on the loss over the challenge!! Even if it wasn't all you wanted to loose it was better than a gain. :)

Ellie - Yea on your getting back on track!! And the loss of inches and lbs.

Well, gotta get off to school.

-Tech :goodvibes

Ellie120
07-02-2003, 12:45 PM
Tech - :bravo:

2 mornings until the 4th and I am down another pound at 157 :dance: I also made my mini-goal size 12 Levi Jeans!!! I am so motivated it is almost scary :D

Thanks for all the encouragement :)

Ellie

LBH
07-02-2003, 09:04 PM
Yeah Tech!!! :dancer: