Chicks up for a Challenge - 10 lbs in 3 weeks+ (NOW - may 14th)

04-19-2013, 03:55 AM
join when you want, goal is may 14th.

i have a party on the 14th, so i set that date for selfish reasons, but the point is to lose 10 lbs... I NEED SOME COMPANY!!!

share your meal plans, fitness plans, challenges, etc...


04-19-2013, 04:08 AM
i have been stuck, for a very long time, in 152 lbs, not even have the power to try to lose weight... i give up in the middle of the day, thinking there i no purpose o no way to lose weight.

i am not in the easiest environement for weightloss, but that is no excuse. i need to beat that...

so today is day 1.
i always have an excuse to start "tomorrow", and even creating this challenge, i thought of saying that it starts tomorrow.. but NO, it's morning, and i have NO EXCUSE to say i start tomorrow. i start TODAY!!

i need to beat all of those things that are not letting me progress.

04-19-2013, 04:34 AM
Do you mind if I start this WHILE I'm finishing another challenge ending May 1st? Cause I would love to join this challenge! :D

04-19-2013, 07:17 AM
wolfgirl - i don't mind at all! point is to do it together :)

i have to say, i already almost quit. i thought of so many excuses not to start today... but so far i have remained strong, which is not easy lately...

i made healthy lunch, instead of almost grabbing food at the mall... go me!

04-19-2013, 03:58 PM
Awesome! :D SW: 175 GW: 165

04-19-2013, 04:06 PM
I want in too!!

I have 4 weigh-ins between now and then. Not sure I can get 10lbs but I'll try for 8! I weigh in on Mondays so I'll use those dates. Good luck everyone!!

Start weight: 200.2lbs
4/22: 200.8lbs (gained .6-TOM)
4/29: 200.6lbs (lost .2-ugh)
Goal: 192.2

04-19-2013, 04:15 PM
Count me in. I'm going to use Mondays as well.

Start weight: 216.6
4/22: 214.0
4/29: 212.6
5/6: 210.
5/13: 207
5/20: Out of town
Goal: 206.6

This will serve as an excellent reminder that although it's happening slow, it is happening.

04-20-2013, 05:17 AM
Sw: 175
Gw: 165

I am so bloated lately lol

04-20-2013, 09:36 AM
I am in too, that would put me back in the 140's.
Just barely, but that's all good!

SW 159.8
GW 149.8 on 5/14 :D

04-21-2013, 12:11 PM
great to see you guys joined!!!!!

first two days (friday and saturday) SUCKED. i did terribly...

today i am doing better... but i came home and i already started thinking about eatig chocolate :(
i beat the feeling, but i am scared it will "come back"
guess i need to keep myself busy :/

i should go for a run but i am SO LAZY! maybe i should just get up and go...

04-21-2013, 11:35 PM
I'll go for it.


4/22 - 274
4/29 -
5/6 -
5/13 -

04-21-2013, 11:42 PM
I'll jump in too.



04-22-2013, 03:11 PM
nice to see so many people join :D

bad news is.. i am doing prettttty bad.

when i started this competition i didn't have a scale, it broke 2 weeks ago... and 152 was what i weighed back then.. they got mine fixed (actually it's a new one) today... its 9 pm and i checked my weight more to check if the scale works than anything else... and i didn't like what i saw...: 154 lbs :(

so i will weigh in tomorrow and will do that my official starting weight.

so basically at work i do pretty bad, but when i come home it's worse.

i am starting to believe that i really need to commit to working out. in fact i want to commit to running. i have tried many times, my goal is to be a runner, 10k maximum, 5k to start.
like i said many times i started and many times i have stopped for whatever reason. last time i was doing it was at night after work.
i am wondering if maybe it would be better to do it in the morning before work, feel that energy through the day...

it is more unconvenient for me, cause i do not like waking up too early, and i do not want to shower in the morning (i am a "shower at night" kind of person)

also the good thing about running after work, is that it gives me a reason to go out, and therefor not eat.... and then when i come home after running, i do not binge, cause i feel good about the workout.

so ok, i need to commit to running after work.

but i also need to change eating habits.

first of all, i am thinking that no matter how many calories it can be (up to 350?) i need a really good breakfast.

because many times they starve us at work, i cannot starve from so early in the morning!!!
cereal, or bread... and i think also eating maybe an orange, or drinking orange juice (no weight related, just heathy)

then in the morning, two apples should be enough to make it to lunch.

lunch, needs to be veggies and cottage cheese NOTHING ELSE. i say this because my job offers salad, cottage cheese, bread, cheese slices, and CHOCOLATE. (well this is when we are lucky, sometimes there is no food).
so i say veggies and cottage cause i rather not eat bread again if i ate carbs in the morning... and definitely stay away from the chocolate!!!

now, what if there is no lunch? maybe i need to have the gutts to say "you don't offer food today, so i will take 20 minutes of my work time to go get some food at the market". but it does require me breaking the rules a little bit because i swear no one says anything, they all just binge on chocolate and rice crackers, something that is never missing.

then at around 3-4 when i am a bit hungry again, have some almonds and dried fruit (which i bought today).

then i come home, and i guess i should eat something, maybe a banana and GO RUNNING!
if it's a non running day, make myself a big salad. why not?

dinner with the boyfriend: whatever. just make sure it's a small portion...

AND alway make fruit THE snacking option. i have them in front of me as i type, on a bowl... why i don't grab a piece and eat it, why do i always go for the chocolate?

anywhoooo, tomorrow in the morning iwll be official weigh-in :/

sorry for all the blabbering!!!

04-22-2013, 05:13 PM
Okay my scale is wonky. I got on it weighed 173.5-got on it again and it added a pound.... got on it again.... added another pound. UGH I am not gonna weigh in till my new scale arrives.

04-24-2013, 02:00 AM
new scale, and official weight-in was 152 lbs like i said in the beginning :)

yesterday was the first day in a long time that i actually did good!!! hopefully that will be a motivation to do good today as well

04-24-2013, 10:14 AM
Sw: 175
Cw: 173.5
Gw: 165

:D The Water Weight Is Gone Baby! :D

04-24-2013, 12:05 PM
I'll join! I'm at 236, so my goal is 226 :) I'll probable be checking in on Thursdays. Woosh fairys to everyone!

florencia - can you bring a lunch with you to work? That way you wouldn't have to leave for the market, but still have healthy choices...

04-24-2013, 12:26 PM
Can I jump in on this too? My goal is 10 lbs. 291-> 281. LETS GOO!!

Today for breakfast I had 2 scrambled eggs, cooked in olive oil. And one slice of Sara Lee Whole Wheat toast, with no butter (sad face).

For lunch I am having a salad w/ lettuce tom raisins cukes, grilled chick strips and a tad bit of olive oil for a dressing.

For dinner I am making chicken breasts w/ cheese inside and light potatoes (mashed potatoes made on w low fat chicken broth, EXCITED!!)

I'm also going to try to get a brisk 30 minute walk in.

While attempting to drink lots and lots o H20!

04-24-2013, 03:57 PM
jessicado22 - yes, i can bring lunch to work, but the thing is my boss likes that we all eat together, the same food... the problem is sometimes that doesn't happen, or it happens at 3 pm, but those times are not predictable... meaning sometimes i have indeed brought in my own lunch but then there is food at work and it's a very akward situation :/

04-28-2013, 01:23 PM
Sw: 175
Cw: 171
Gw: 165


05-01-2013, 02:04 AM
i fell off the waggon :(

CW 153 lbs :((( and my goal date changed for the 12th! :/

05-04-2013, 10:52 AM
Awwww....well get back on the wagon! And your work lunch sounds kinda crappy if you don't mind me saying. What about people who have allergies or something? If they want to provide the lunch, then they need to provide healthy (tasty) alternatives! Although, it is kinda cool that your work provides meals! Just not so great when you're dieting apparently :)

Weighed in at almost 230 over halfway to goal on my end. Was kinda hard because I had to have a tooth extracted, and they gave me the go ahead to eat ice cream, shakes, pudding, etc. It was so tempting! But the closest I came was making a smoothie using a little low fat frozen yogurt, and I stayed OP. It's been a few days, so I can get back to exercise today finally too, so yay!

05-05-2013, 02:06 AM
congrats on being half-way there!!! and staying OP while recovering...

yes, the lunch situation is crappy... and it's weird cause it should be amazing: salad and low fat cheese is what i eat, mainly... but then there's other factors like sometimes having to eat at 2 or 3 pm even, cause "no one is hungry" and we all eat together... so basically i go for the quick fix i can eat on my computer like bread and chocolates, also available there...

there are no people with allergies. we are 7 total, including my boss who is a vegeterian that never seems to be hungry.

anywhooo, i don't know if i am on the wagon again, but at least i am 151.4 lbs today, even though i have been eating tons and barelly moving. maybe all this time it was just weight from being on my period? i was pretty sure i was gonna be 156 or something (over my HW).

so today i feel like really getting back on track. i have 1 week for my goal, 10 lbs is probably unreachable but if i do my maximum these days, that's all that counts for me...

05-05-2013, 09:56 AM
SW: 175
CW: 169.5
GW: 165

:D I think I'll be able to just barely do it! ...Or not be able to do by half a pound. And if that happens oh well i tried. -I missed the last challenge I was in by a pound. In fact I haven't completed one challenge yet!

florencia something I am realizing myself lately is-it feels great to reach a goal but each pound is a win! :D Keep going!

jessicado22 That's great! And good for you for resisting the temptations! :D

05-09-2013, 01:26 PM
Congrats on the weight loss wolfgirl! And florencia -- any loss is awesome, even if you don't reach your goal! Any loss will get you there in the end :)

I'm down another 5 this week, so only a pound away from goal! So I'm adjusting my new goal to 224. I think I can manage...I've got a lot more weight to lose than you ladies, so it is coming off a little faster now. Might as well enjoy it while it lasts, lol. :)

05-12-2013, 11:50 AM
Grrrr....and right after I post that, the scale has stayed in the same spot for the past 3 days. :( I've been working my butt off doing extra running every day and I keep telling myself while I am dying on the treadmill, it will be worth it when the scale drops tomorrow! Then when the scale stays the same the next day I am devastated. I know 3 days isn't much, lol. And that you can't lose weight everyday. And muscle weighs more than fat, yada, yada, yada. But still, I am disappointed and impatient! ;)

05-14-2013, 11:03 AM
Well, I think I'm the last one left in this challenge, lol. Just wanted to say I made it! Scale officially says 225.4 this morning, so I made goal. Hope wherever everyone else, that they are working towards theirs too!

05-15-2013, 04:36 PM
congrats!!!!!! proud of you!!! (btw i changed my username lol)
i completelly failed at my own challenge!!! :(

05-16-2013, 11:27 AM
Aww...bummer. Well, next time! (and although honestly if I weighed 152, I don't think I'd be able to stick to it full time either, lol. Not as much incentive to lose if that makes sense!) Right now I got plenty of pounds as incentive to push through, ha ha. ;)

05-17-2013, 11:01 PM
SW: 175
FW: 168
GW: 165

Darn it! Oh well lol I just got a boyfriend so I've been eating with him... yea haha. From now on I'm watching what I eat with him AND eating little things when I'm not with him on those days.

05-18-2013, 09:06 AM
Good job anyway!!! 7 lbs is a lot :)