Biggest Loser Challenges - Blue Team 2014 Spring Meltdown Chat Thread Week 1 (04/28-05/04)




Bigmid
04-28-2014, 01:37 AM
Well hello Blue Team,

It great to have all our return blue team members and welcome to all the new Blue team members.

This is where you will all come at least once during the week in order to have a chance on becoming the biggest loser for the week. If you have highest weight loss but have. It participated in the chat thread you cannot be the BL.

It is a great place here to get to know your team mates and for encouragement and support.

I look forward to meeting all of you and to chat with old friends as well.

For all the newbies my name is Jacky (Bigmid) I have been doing these challenges for a long time now. I started by doing the challenges about 3 years ago losing 20 my first, 15 the second and third and then became a leader and haven't lost on a challenge since...lol crazy.

I'm planning to change that this time around as I need to get back down 10-15lbs. So my goal is to get down at least 13 by the end. That's 1lb a week. Totally doable.

I'm 47, single with no kids. I take care of my mom who is not great. She had major spinal fusion surgery in Nov and has not healed well. We find out her hip needs done as well and probably caused the back pain so maybe didn't need the back surgery:?: anyway she is scheduled for hip surgery in June. After her Nov surgery and she got home rehab was tough and I turned back to food. Not full as I'm still coming not horrible but time to focus on me again.

Anyway enough rambling about me now let's hear about all of you:D


Robot
04-28-2014, 03:05 AM
Hi Jacky, I'm so excited to be involved again. So sad to hear about your mom's pain.

I'm nearly 30 (not looking forward to my birthday), single, 1 dog, and have been struggling with the same 5 pounds for the past 6 or so months. Hopefully I can get out of the 180s this go round. I'll eat well for a week or so and then binge for a few days. Then I go back to eating well and repeat. It's getting really annoying especially since I do so well working out.

skittlesfirehawk
04-28-2014, 11:24 AM
Hi I'm randi I'm 22 no kids.Right before November I was 154 and going down but I decide to take a break and that lasted until March.i regained all the weight plus more.my goal is to get back to 154 and then keep going


Cape Breton Chick
04-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Hey everyone! :D I am a returning member, but have been away for several years! I use to be the Blue Team leader and loved these challenges, they kept me going, but life in general got in the way and I had to step away. I am 36 years old, i live with my boyfriend and we have no children as of yet. I do not know if that is in the cards for us or not but if we will be blessed enough one day to have a child then I want to be my healthiest me I can be when I do!
I have neglected me for far too long and I am at my highest weight and basically miserable with myself lol
I am so happy to be back and taking part again! I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and some of you, all over again! :D

EofAZ
04-28-2014, 01:13 PM
Hi Everyone. Looks like I am the senior citzen of the group but I am in my mid 30's in my heart. LOL I am still pinching myself because I can't believe I'm in my 60's. I was just chatting with a girlfriend last night, talking about how fast the last 30 years went by, I almost feel like I completely missed them.

So ... I'm 62, married, have 3 dogs (2 pugs and a stray that decided my house was where he wanted to grow old), a Cockatoo and an aquarium (every time I feed the fish I count them all to make sure everyone is accounted for.) I'm nuts.

Have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren ... and 6 step children and 12 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandson.

I have really got to get my head back on my shoulders. Had a really good weightloss but since last Thanksgiving it keeps creeping up, 5 pounds at Thanksgiving, 5 at Christmas, 5 during vacation and anouther 5 at Easter and I just can't seem to get focused to take that 5 back off after each holiday. I soooo need our Challenge to help refocus on what I'm doing.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone,

abetterme
04-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Kelsey. I did this challenge a few years back while losing my baby weight. I was doing really well with weight loss until my husband came home from deployment and got lazy again. I gained about 25 lbs. Right now my husband is in Texas finishing up the police academy there. We will be moving there in a couple of months. I am really excited on losing some weight and participating in this challenge again!

seaurchin
04-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Hello, my name is Janice and I've not been very motivated lately. Though I haven't gained any weight in the last year, I really haven't lost any either. I want ot lose another 40 pounds this year to reach goal weight. My goal during this challenge is to lose 1 to 2 lbs per week. I am 48, married to a wonderful man, no children, currently no furry children either. Due to back problems the doctor has limited exercise to walking. So during this challenge, I will attempt to walk 6 miles a day 5 days a week. I am looking forward to this challenge and it is great meeting everyone!

Sydney_2009
04-29-2014, 01:56 AM
Hi chooks!

I'm Grace and I'm 33, mum to a beautiful 4 year old boy. I'm a teacher and I'm very active. I've lost roughly 2.5 stone (19kg) and I'm keen to lose a whole lot more! I enjoy swimming and going to the gym, but I abhor running. Nothing pleasurable about it whatsoever.

During this challenge I'd like to lose a kilo a week!

Bigmid
04-29-2014, 02:05 AM
Hi great to see you coming on and saying hi. I hope everyone's first day went well. I do great until tonight and the chocolate called to me....oh so lovingly:-). I was talking nail art classes all day so I didn't exercise then got home fed us then had to find all my stuff for doing my taxes.
Tomorrow will be and exercise day and with going back to work I should have a good food day.
It's the nights as I lay in bed for a bit that I go off the rails. I hope to cut back and be off any eating in bed by the two week mark. Slowly cut off should be better than none I'm thinking.
Have a great night everyone.

BigChiefHoho
04-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Hi! :) I'm Leah, 28 years old, which is way too close to 30 for my comfort level. My husband's currently out on an aircraft carrier, so it's just me and the kids right now (boooooo!), as well as the two cats and a couple cows and all of my anthropomorphized garden plants.

I come from a family with a long history of weight issues - grandmother died of her third heart attack in her early 60s, mom had her first heart attack at age 39, sister and brother both have major weight issues. I'm determined that I'm not going down the same road. I lost 60 pounds in my early twenties and kept it off for several years, but weight has crept back on recently with the stress of buying a house and having another baby. In this challenge, I'd really like to see the 140s. Looking forward to playing with all of you! :)

Bigmid
04-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Morning well I'm getting ready for work soon just wanted to check in and say hello before I go.
Have a great OP day everyone

ak812
04-30-2014, 01:33 AM
Hi everyone!! It's awesome to see so many friendly, inspiring people on here - I'm glad to be on this team with all of you. :-)

My name's Amanda, I'm 24 and live with my fiance. We are getting married in 11 DAYS!!! I can't believe it has come up so quickly - we've been engaged for about a year & a half and it has gone by in the blink of an eye. Needless to say, life is a little crazy right now with last minute wedding planning - never knew so many tiny details & decisions went into a wedding!

The wedding is part of the reason I got back on here & joined this challenge. Two years ago I started my weight loss journey and lost about 30 lbs - I was on the Blue Team during a spring challenge back then & lost a lot of the weight during that challenge! It was very helpful & motivating! At my final dress fitting, I could barely zip up the dress and did NOT like how it looked on me, so I have been in INTENSE calorie counting/exercise mode for the past few weeks. I've lost 5.2 lbs since that last fitting & just hope that's enough to help me feel & look good in the dress in a couple of weeks!

Other than obsessing about the wedding, I spend my time planning for school (I teach kindergarten!), reading, watching TV/movies, exercising, spending time with my fiance, etc. Pretty low key!

My plan for this challenge is to use MyFitnessPal to track what I eat and stay in my daily calorie limit & exercise 5x a week for at least 30 minutes. I've started taking a Spin class on Tuesdays & Thursdays and it has been kicking my butt, but in a good way! On days when I don't do Spin, I usually do 30 minutes of the elliptical & then spend a bit of time on the weight machines at the gym. What's everyone else's plan for this challenge? :-)

I am so looking forward to participating in this challenge with all of you! Keep up the great work, all! :-)

BigChiefHoho
04-30-2014, 01:05 PM
My plan for this challenge is to use MyFitnessPal to track what I eat and stay in my daily calorie limit & exercise 5x a week for at least 30 minutes. I've started taking a Spin class on Tuesdays & Thursdays and it has been kicking my butt, but in a good way! On days when I don't do Spin, I usually do 30 minutes of the elliptical & then spend a bit of time on the weight machines at the gym. What's everyone else's plan for this challenge

Hey, congrats on your upcoming wedding! That's super exciting, and I bet you'll look great in the dress.

As far as plans go, I'm using MFP too (username is bigchiefhoho if anyone wants to add me). Calories are kind of a pain to figure out, since I'm currently breastfeeding a baby and whenever I cut food TOO much my milk dries up, so I have to keep to around 2000 per day. For exercise I'm almost done with couch to 5k, then I'll start running more, and I'm going to start lifting weights when my husband gets back on dry land. In the meantime I've been doing zumba and spin classes on my non-running days (zumba is more fun, spin feels like a better workout, I usually go with zumba, heh).

abetterme
04-30-2014, 01:43 PM
Hey guys, I hope you all had a great start. I worked out last night but was feeling the pull to snack last night. I was feeling emotional and wanted to eat. I'm not normally like this much. Today's a new day and I'm feeling positive. Have a great day everyone.

Bigmid
05-01-2014, 01:31 AM
Hi crazy day at work today then off to the gym tonight. Eating was good for the most part and a bit of snacking tonight. Not horrible though.

I'm on MFP too but don't use it to log food anymore linked it to run keeper now though to keep track of fitness. Not sure what my user name is. Off to see:)

Robot
05-01-2014, 04:37 AM
I hope everyone is having a great week. My eating has been good the past few days, but this week has been hard finding time to workout. Hopefully next week will be better.

Cape Breton Chick
05-01-2014, 12:28 PM
Morning everyone!! :D I have been having an okay (?) week I guess.. food is going well for the most part but definitely not as on the mark as i would like to be and I have only gotten out for two walks this week :( I know it is a work in progress and takes time, lil changes bit by bit.. I keep telling myself it won't happen overnight.. le sighhhh haha :p

seaurchin
05-01-2014, 10:47 PM
I have absolutely no restraint when I go to the grocery store or when i'm eating out. Good thing i've limited both to once a week! I have to avoid doing both or else I buy crap foods or eat all the bread on the table. How can I get a little bit more self control? As hard as I try, when I do groceries once a week, I find myself in the middle of a little mind game telling me why I should, instead of why I shouldn't. Restaurant food, well, the nice, hot crusty bread that comes out is just too tempting. I hate to stop going out altogether with friends and colleagues. How do you manage the temptations? Which leads me to office meetings (donuts, birthday cakes, cookies and coffee, etc). Oh, please do not pass the bowl with the peppermint patties!!! what to do...

Bigmid
05-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Well woke up not feeling great and said I shouldn't step on the scale but kinda wanted to. Anyone know that feeling. Well I GAINED 6lbs in 5 days.....who does that.
I know I've had a couple snacking nights but I've been good the rest of the time. The last 3 months have been not really watching and I've maintained.
I have not weighed this much in 2 years. Went back and it was April 2012.
Holy crap!!
This always affects my moods too so today should be great.

Anyway. It much I can do about that feeling it's just move on I will be sorry for Sunday though as I don't usually take freebies if I can help it as I always feel I need to be accountable and that's with good and bad. Sorry team. I will hope some shifts in the next couple days:(

Hope you all have a better day then me and I will try to stay positive. Oh and drink more water.

I've been bad with drinking water the last couple days too. Big issues as work the last couple days so I don't have time to take to many breaks for getting rid of water.

BigChiefHoho
05-02-2014, 01:53 PM
seaurchin, I suck at going out to restaurants too (good thing we're broke), but for grocery shopping it helps me to have a really thorough list and not buy ANYTHING that is not on that list. I usually spend an hour or so planning the week's meals and writing down everything that is needed. I usually organize it by section (produce, meat, dairy, canned goods, etc.), because I'm super efficient/annoyingly anal like that.

Bigmid
05-04-2014, 03:13 AM
Hi everyone I hope you all had a great first week.

I know I'm letting you down and I still can't figure out why the huge gain but it has stayed with me. I have to record it sorry:(

Well I'm teaching and giving an exam tomorrow so will be gone early so I just wanted to remind everyone that you must post your weights tomorrow by 6 central time.

I will try to come on again between exams and chat. Have a great day everyone.

seaurchin
05-04-2014, 10:39 AM
Despite of the crappy food that i've eaten this week, i've still managed to keep calorie intake less than 1400 most days (not enough good food!) and with the walking, i've managed to lose 2 pounds. Though I'm happy with the weight loss, i'm not happy that i've let the food around me (at work) control me. I don't buy the stuff to take home. However, i can't seem not to buy it at the checkout counter. Well, i'm going to commit to myeslf that i won't have any chips, cookies, cake, and chocolate this week. It should be better at work. I just have to control my check outs at the grocery store! I hope everyone had a good week, best wishes on the weigh in.

abetterme
05-04-2014, 04:35 PM
Wow good job, everyone!:)

Sydney_2009
05-04-2014, 04:53 PM
I've had an emotionally exhausting week, but I still managed to lose 1.3kg, even though I missed a number of workouts AND had takeaways twice.

Haley8203
05-04-2014, 06:59 PM
Hi Team! I'm pretty busy with homework lately but I just entered my weight so I thought I would pop in and say hi :wave: