Biggest Loser Challenges - Red Team 2014 Spring Meltdown Chat Thread Week 2 (05/05-05/11)




Rated
05-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Red Team:

Total Lost: -4.5 lbs (-0.17%)

Red Team Biggest Loser: Doragone (-3 lbs, -1.5%)

Honourable Mentions:

Novus (-1.8 lbs, -1.02%)
Dahlia55 (-1.6 lbs, -0.97%)
dangerouscurves56 (-1.5 lbs, -0.6%)

Congrats everyone and have a great Week 2!


Novus
05-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Oh dear, the Blue Team really gave us the smack down this week. (21 pounds vs 4.5) :(

Congrats to Doragone and all the other losers. May this week be much better than last! Go Team Red! :cheer2:

Novus
05-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Why don't we have the Exercise and Nutrition threads like the Blue Team does?


Rated
05-05-2014, 10:22 PM
There were quite a few people who gained this week (including myself) so that is why the total lost is so low. What is everyone's plans for a better week 2?

I threw all of my junk food out. I am also going to plan out my dinners so that I don't resort to unhealthy options.

Nightkatt and I are sharing the red team leader duties. She is in charge of starting the threads however I noticed she hasn't been on yet today so I have started the exercise and nutrition threads for the Red team.

Novus
05-05-2014, 11:01 PM
Thanks for starting the threads Rated. We didn't have them last week either so I was starting to wonder what was up.

Good luck with planning your meals. For me that makes all the difference in staying on plan.

Hope the Red Team rocks it this week! :cheer2:

jumzy
05-06-2014, 04:09 AM
For me i am stopping all foods from 6pm. Night eating is my issue. And white bread

Novus
05-07-2014, 09:02 AM
For me i am stopping all foods from 6pm. Night eating is my issue. And white bread

Good luck!

I eat dinner at 4 or 5 o'clock and am done for the day. This works well for me. I need calories/energy early to get through the day, not at night for sleeping.

nlauah
05-07-2014, 10:15 AM
I hadnt been exercising for the last 10 days and I started back yesterday.. and today morning I was up by 2 lbs.. I was within my calorie limit.. Not a good way to start the day :(

dangerouscurves76
05-07-2014, 11:48 AM
Ok, so this week I'm struggling with pms so my biggest issue is trying not to overeat. :dizzy: Definitely making an effort to drink more water and increase my fiber intake. Goodbye hunger pangs.

Have a great week RED TEAM! :grouphug:

Novus
05-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Hope things get better for you nlauah and dangerouscurves76.

It's so quiet in here. When I've done these challenges before, I could barely keep up with the chat because everyone was so talkative. :(

buddha belly
05-09-2014, 02:18 AM
I am having a bit of a bad time with things. I have started at this gym that was part of this city challenge that I joined. I didn't get there over the weekend, since when I emailed my trainer to ask when and how we could use the gym, she did not respond. Then I had an appt with her tonight so that I could get a plan and my first training session, and she did not show up.

I have been doing like 60 - 90 mins on treadmill/elliptical/amt machines since Monday, and all I eat during the day is a piece of chicken and have coffee with half and half, and then I come home and I have gained 4/10th of a lb. Even today when I spent most of the day in the bathroom and thought for sure I had lost all that weight I had gained, and I was up another 4/10th of a lb.

I don't even know where to go from here. On the up side, I can walk at 3.9 mph and an 8percent incline and my pulse doesn't go over 120.

Novus
05-09-2014, 06:35 AM
I am having a bit of a bad time with things. I have started at this gym that was part of this city challenge that I joined. I didn't get there over the weekend, since when I emailed my trainer to ask when and how we could use the gym, she did not respond. Then I had an appt with her tonight so that I could get a plan and my first training session, and she did not show up.

I have been doing like 60 - 90 mins on treadmill/elliptical/amt machines since Monday, and all I eat during the day is a piece of chicken and have coffee with half and half, and then I come home and I have gained 4/10th of a lb. Even today when I spent most of the day in the bathroom and thought for sure I had lost all that weight I had gained, and I was up another 4/10th of a lb.

I don't even know where to go from here. On the up side, I can walk at 3.9 mph and an 8percent incline and my pulse doesn't go over 120.

Maybe contact the gym and explain that you are having problems with the trainer?

Your body might be retaining water from the exercise you're doing. Or you could be building muscle though not losing weight. Do you measure? You might see a difference on the tape measure when the scale isn't giving you results.

You need more food! And nutrients! Starving yourself only sets you up for loads of problems. It's not the key to weight loss.

Hope things get better for you. Good luck! :hug:

Novus
05-09-2014, 06:40 AM
I had a totally rockity week! :broc:

I lost another 1.8 pounds. I exercised like a beast. My food was pretty much POP.....and delish! (For those of you who like to cook and are eating low carb, check out my menus over on the nutrition thread. Seriously, so much good food!)

I wish everyone was feeling as much enthusiasm - and having as much success - as I am right now. I'm all kinds of lonely up in here. (By the by, isn't there a "rule" that we have to participate in chat to be part of this challenge?)

dangerouscurves76
05-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Wow...super surprised at how quiet it is in here! Where's the rest of the RED TEAM?

Big hello to nlauah, Novus and buddhabelly! :wave:

Except for needing an attitude adjustment, I've had a pretty good week. Managed to not overeat and got all but one of my workouts in. Now the weekend is here and I'm in trouble! A few family members are driving in for the weekend. You know what that means. Food, food and more food. Followed by an adult beverage or five. ;)

And now the true challenge begins. Eating and drinking in moderation when I really want to throw caution to the wind. On the upside, our next weigh-in is Sunday. Nothing like the fear of posting a gain to keep ya motivated.

Novus: I'm definitely going to pop over and check out the nutrition thread. I need all the help I can get! Congrats on the 1.8 lbs. That's fantastic.

kris2008
05-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Hi everyone! It's time for that big push so we have a great
weighin on Sunday!

Buddha belly - I don't think u are eating enough. Your body
Will hold onto to every piece of fat for dear life because
It thinks it's starving. Sorry about your rotten trainer. Maybe
You can trade her in for a better one.

See ya Sunday!

kris2008
05-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Novus - 1.8 again for you! You are doing great! I hit 1.8 this week also! I'm doing low carb, healthy eating also and we seem to have similar plans. I need to check your cooking ideas. I'll try to talk more on chat.

Buddha - Hope you are still with us. You can do this!

Rated - Remember back in the day we had a friendly challenge going? I think it was on Sarge's thread. I miss the carolina girl, can't remember her name. She was good for getting everyone on track.

Dangerous Curves - Hope you were able to stay steady this weekend! We could use some weight loss on this team!

Nlauah - Good for you - back to exercising. Don't worry about the scale, probably just a little muscle/water weight.

Jumzy - Stopping at 6 pm is a great idea. Evenings are my hard time too. Sometimes brushing my teeth helps me not eat in the evenings.

We have to keep the Red members we have - there were so few to start! Don't forget to weigh-in today!

kris2008
05-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Everyone - Check out Novus's weekly eating on the nutrition thread. She rocks in the food department! So much imagination - so much variety - so many recipes - and very healthy eating! I am inspired and hope to learn a lot from her.

Go Red Team!

dangerouscurves76
05-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Hi all! :wave:

After running around for two days trying to keep my visiting family members entertained, I woke up this morning dreading the scale. Gave myself a pep talk and stepped on. Same weight as last week! :dizzy:

Yes, I'm bummed that I didn't post a loss. But super excited that with all the distractions, temptations, and pms hunger pangs; I somehow managed to not gain weight. Good news for me, not so great for the team. No worries though, I promise to kick it up a notch next week.

Plans for Week 3: continue to drink more water, no food after 9 pm, add treadmill running to workout schedule, and daily meal prep the night before.

Let's go RED TEAM! We can do this! :grouphug:

MissSMcC
05-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Hey guys! Apologies for the 2lb gain :mad: was not my best week. No excuses, my off plan day turned into 4 days, but I am back OP and will do better next weigh in I promise :) I hope everyone is doing well xx

Rated
05-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Novus - I agree that in the past the chat has been a lot more active. I can't speak for anyone else but I have been so busy with work the last few weeks. By the time I get home, make dinner, walk my dog and do my workout I am usually headed straight to bed. I will make more of an effort to get on this thread daily and contribute because I think it helps me stay on track. Also there isn't a rule that you have to participate in the chat thread but if you want a chance to be the biggest loser at the end you must have regularly posted in the chat thread.

I am also going to check out your nutrition posts since I would like to eat lower carb for breakfast and lunch at least.

Kris - yes I remember you from Sarge's thread. I wish that thread was still around because I loved the no excuses tough love stance.

Novus
05-12-2014, 12:33 AM
Sounds like everyone has had a busy week! Happy to finally hear a few more voices on the chat thread. :)

Anxiously awaiting the weekly results. Go Team Red! :cheer2:


Everyone - Check out Novus's weekly eating on the nutrition thread. She rocks in the food department! So much imagination - so much variety - so many recipes - and very healthy eating! I am inspired and hope to learn a lot from her.

:thanks:

Rated
05-12-2014, 01:20 AM
I have the calculations finished but I am just waiting to here back from Bidmid about a clarification. I will have them posted as soon as I hear from her

Nightkatt
05-12-2014, 03:13 AM
Hi everyone .. so sorry for being AWOL .. its been havoc at my new job and time online has been more limited than I usually have ... but will try to get back on track again .. fortunately Mothers Day has passed and I have been told that things should be calming down at work now (hopefully!).