30-Somethings - Labor Day Challenge - Striving Towards a Thinner, Fitter Fall




TechAlum
07-09-2003, 03:55 PM
Ok, even though it makes me feel like summer is going to be over too quickly, I decided to start the Labor Day Challenge.

Here are my personal goals:
Start: 238.0 (Tues AM weight @ home)
Ending Goal: 230.0 total loss of 8 lbs and 48 total miles of exercise

If I count from today to 9/2 which is the Tues after Labor Day I have eight weeks, to meet my goals.

To achieve these goals I will:
DRINK MY WATER
EXERCISE 3 TIMES PER WEEK
JOURNAL MY FOOD INTAKE

-Tech :goodvibes


Ellie120
07-09-2003, 04:25 PM
Count me in :)

Current weight - 155.5

Goal weight for Labor Day - 149

Areas I need to work on:

1. Drink more water
2. STOP eating when already full (very bad habit :devil: )
3. Stay out of DD's popcorn at the movies :D

Ellie
172/155.5/130

BaileySG
07-09-2003, 04:41 PM
Thanks for starting this tech!

OK so I have been having a bit of trouble getting back into things. A friend convinced me to try Atkins - I don't know how sound a nutritional approach it is, but so far I am losing.

I don't have real weight goals, but I will set behavior goals and see how it goes as far as weight

1. From 7/5 to 8/9 - Induction (<20 carbs per day, no "illegal")
2. From 8/9/03 to 8/30/03 - OWL Level 1 (<25 g carbs per day)
3. Whole time - 64-128 oz h20 per day plus exercise
4. Track all at fitday.com

So, that gives me 8 weeks from the start of Atkins (7/5/03) to the saturday before LD (8/30/03)

Will post weekly update and weight!

7/05/03 176:o
7/12/03 169
7/19/03 168
7/26/03
8/02/03
8/09/03
8/16/03
8/23/03
8/30/03

Lets go ladies!


Rabbit
07-10-2003, 01:34 PM
I'm in. Let's see. 8 weeks, 8 lbs.

Rabbit

oh no, I just realized that by then ds will be moved away and starting law school . . . :stress:

BaileySG
07-12-2003, 06:42 PM
7/05/03 176
7/12/03 169
7/19/03
7/26/03
8/02/03
8/09/03
8/16/03
8/23/03
8/30/03

Week 1: Did great on the carbs, so-so on the water and pathetic on the exercise.

Ellie120
07-13-2003, 06:05 PM
Bailey - :bravo: I also do low carb but not Atkins, I am on Protein Power. Very much like Atkins but I eat higher protein and lower fat and it seems to work better for me :)

I am down 1.5 pounds at 154 :D It occured to me that I am only 14 pounds from my goal of 130. It has always seemed so far away.

Rabbit - :grouphug:

Ellie
175/154/130

BaileySG
07-13-2003, 06:35 PM
Wow congrats Ellie! You are doing great. Keep up the good work.:D

Ellie120
07-13-2003, 11:49 PM
Oooppppssss:D :D Seems my math skills need some refinement :D :D That would be 24 pounds from goal, not 14 :D :D New it was too good to be true :D Thanks Bailey, you are off to great start as well :)

Rabbit
07-14-2003, 01:46 PM
hi!

I lost 3 lbs!

Bailey - hooray for loss.

Ellie - congrats loss!

Rabbit

BaileySG
07-14-2003, 02:15 PM
YAY RABBIT!!!!!

Ellie120
07-14-2003, 03:58 PM
Yay Rabbit !! :dance: :dance:

TechAlum
07-15-2003, 10:11 AM
Hello Everyone,

Wow, looks like a lot of people are getting off to a good start I am impressed :eek:.

Rabbit - 3 Lbs and while on vacation even :cb:

Ellie - 1.5 Lbs :) and 24 or 14 lbs away from goal either way you'll make it!

Baily - Am I reading your post right you lost 7 lbs :eek: ? I could never do a low carb diet. I am a giant carbo junkie :lol: . I'm with you on the low exercise just can't seem to get my big butt moving.

Well and now for my weekly update:

Start: 238.0 (Tues AM weight @ home)
Week #1 (7/15): 237.5 down 0.5 (considering my week I'll take it), only 1 mile of exercise :(
Ending Goal: 230.0 total loss of 8 lbs and 48 total miles of exercise

Let's hope this week goes better although it's that week of the month where I'm always hungry and eat most anything not nailed down. Those darn horomones :lol:

Have a great week everyone!!!

-Tech :goodvibes

Rabbit
07-15-2003, 01:54 PM
thanks for all the congrats!

Tech - congrats on the loss! ~ and I didn't lose the 3 lbs on vacation. I lost 3 lbs during the week after vacation (I'm losing the vacation gain).

Rabbit

BaileySG
07-19-2003, 06:52 PM
7/05/03 176
7/12/03 169
7/19/03 168
7/26/03
8/02/03
8/09/03
8/16/03
8/23/03
8/30/03

Week 1: Did great on the carbs, so-so on the water and pathetic on the exercise.

Week 2: Ditto above. Got to get on the exercise. Ok with only 1 lb as last week was big and this is TOM

Tech - I know - I love carbs. But this really hasn't been so bad. The biggest problem is getting myself to actually eat (atkins suppresses your appetite)! Lets get moving this week!

Rabbit
07-20-2003, 03:50 PM
I lost .5 this week! 3.5 down, 4.5 to go!!

Bailey - congrats on loss!

I'll be gone all week - check in when I get home.

rabbit

TechAlum
07-22-2003, 09:56 AM
Just a really quick post because I've got to head off to work.

Pretty bad week. I've been eating everything in sight and no exercise again (really need to get that under control) plus TOM is due Thurs so.....

Start: 238.0 (Tues AM weight @ home)
Week #1 (7/15): 237.5 down 0.5 (considering my week I'll take it), only 1 mile of exercise
Week #2 (7/22): 239.0 +1.5, and no exercise need to get moving
Ending Goal: 230.0 total loss of 8 lbs and 48 total miles of exercise

Rabbit and Baily - Congrats on your losses.

Gotta run, have a great week everyone.

-Tech :goodvibes

BaileySG
07-26-2003, 02:58 PM
Congrats Rabbit!!!

Oh, tech - TOM can be a killer! Hang in there!

7/05/03 176
7/12/03 169
7/19/03 168
7/26/03 165
8/02/03
8/09/03
8/16/03
8/23/03
8/30/03

OK - weeks 1-3 have seen NO exercise!!! Gotta get on this. Still doing well with the carbs, though. and ok with water

Can't complain about the loss... :D

Rabbit
07-26-2003, 10:06 PM
Bailey - OMG! HOw have you lost 11 pounds this month?? Congrats!

Rabbit

BaileySG
07-28-2003, 06:18 PM
Rabbit - its simple

1) eat anything you want for several months. Get no exercise. Continue until you reach your heaviest weight.

2) go on atkins. Realize that you are never hungry and barely eat. Don't care or take steps to remedy this.

Simple, 11 pounds in 3 weeks.

Be forewarned, however, there is no indication in any of the literature, common sense or personal experiences that this is either healthy or an effective method of weight maintenance.

I am currently attempting to "do atkins" correctly. Hopefully I will continue to lose....

Rabbit
07-29-2003, 08:48 AM
Bailey - weight loss is so tough, I'm sure I'd be pretty darn thrilled to lose 11 lbs that quickly, whether it was considered "healthy" or not.!!

Rabbit

TechAlum
07-29-2003, 09:38 AM
Hello All,

Just a quick update before heading off to work.

Last week was ugly from an eating standpoint, and not much exercise (again :( ) but with TOM over I lost anyway....

Start: 238.0 (Tues AM weight @ home)
Week #1 (7/15): 237.5 down 0.5 (considering my week I'll take it), only 1 mile of exercise
Week #2 (7/22): 239.0 +1.5, and no exercise need to get moving
Week #3 (7/29): 236.5 -2.5, and 2 miles of exercise, still need to get moving
Ending Goal: 230.0 total loss of 8 lbs and 48 total miles of exercise

Baily - Healthy or not 11 lbs :eek: Congratulations.

Rabbit - Welcome back.

Here's hoping we can all get moving this week.

-Tech :goodvibes

TechAlum
08-05-2003, 03:11 PM
Where is everyone? I feel like I'm challenging myself :^: . Oh well here goes....

I think I got over confident after so many good weeks in a row (minus TOM of course), I haven't been writing stuff down, and have been slacking a little on my water, and still little to no moving....so here are the results of week....

Start: 238.0 (Tues AM weight @ home)
Week #1 (7/15): 237.5 down 0.5 (considering my week I'll take it), only 1 mile of exercise
Week #2 (7/22): 239.0 +1.5, and no exercise need to get moving
Week #3 (7/29): 236.5 -2.5, and 2 miles of exercise, still need to get moving
Week #4 (8/5): 238.0 :(, +1.5 I'm not sure what happened need to get in more exercise, counting 2 more miles but they were at work.
Ending Goal: 230.0 total loss of 8 lbs and 48 total miles of exercise

Well, I hope everyone comes back!!! Baily, Rabbit, Ellie, come on we can do this girls.

Have a great week everyone.

-Tech :goodvibes

BaileySG
08-06-2003, 04:21 PM
Hey tech! Keep at it. Sorry we all abandoned you - I have been feeling HUGE and so have been avoiding the scale. Will weigh this saturday, though, and post the results. I will be up from last time, but thats ok

BaileySG
08-09-2003, 06:24 PM
7/05/03 176
7/12/03 169
7/19/03 168
7/26/03 165
8/02/03 NA
8/09/03 168 ugh
8/16/03
8/23/03
8/30/03

2 VERY bad weeks - no problem, I will get back on it!

Rabbit
08-10-2003, 04:34 PM
Sorry Tech. I have been traveling so much and just got home again. My progress so far, I have lost 4 lbs. 4 more to go.

Rabbit