Biggest Loser Challenges - Red Team 2014 Spring Meltdown Chat Thread Week 7 (06/09-06/15)




Nightkatt
06-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Hi all peeps ... well ... okee .. so we may be a shrinking bunch .. but hey its a weight loss journey so shrinking is the idea .. just would be nicer to have the weight go not the people lol .. still .. we are still a team and Im sure we will push push push for the next few weeks to reach the end of this round.

Hopefully our results will be posted soon .. in the meantime I will start making some notes in case a hiccup has happened so I can update asap :)

Hugs all and good on for you weighing in last week .. regardless of what the scales tell you .. its a roller coaster of a ride and Im sure we will experience the ups and downs ourselves on it .. so we support the rest of us through the good and bad :)


Rated
06-09-2014, 03:10 PM
Red Team Results:

Total Lost: +0.4 lbs (+0.02%)

Red Team Biggest Loser: Kris2008 (-2.8 lbs, -1.82%)

Honourable Mentions:

Novus (-1 lbs, -0.59%)
Nightkatt (-1.3 lbs, -0.54%)

Nightkatt
06-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Thanks Rated ... hummm .. trying to think of a positive about our results lol .. well .. it could have been worse ;)

Well done to our BL this week Kris .. and Novus for mention too :) Okee ... so our team has dwindled and we had a so-so week last week for a few of us .. never mind .. this is a new week and new focus Im sure :)

Got the trainer today ... have been dithering last night and so far this morning about cancelling it .. but Im not going to .. that would be too easy and as much as I would just like to stay home and curl up on this miserable weather day .. I said to myself I would not miss a single session with the trainer this time round as I only had a few sessions paid for and Im not wasting any of them this time ... still prefer to stay home on my day off though lol ..


Novus
06-09-2014, 05:59 PM
... hummm .. trying to think of a positive about our results lol ..

The positive is that there a still a few of us who are determined to see this thing through to the end! :D

My sleep and food today has been weird. I woke up at 2am, after sleeping 6 hours, and was ravenous so I ate a piece of pizza that I brought home from a party last night. Not the best choice! :o I dithered around for a bit and then went back to bed...for another 6 hours!

Then I ate some meal that was sorta lunch, I guess, and then went for a run. After that I was starving and really wanted carby stuffs. So, my totals for the day are high carb, low protein....not a good combo for me. Ah, well, hopefully the scale doesn't hate me in the morning!

On the plus side, the run was fantastic! I'm getting really excited about building up my endurance so I can start a 10K training program in July. I LOVE running. :running:

Hope everyone else had a better start to the week. Let's make this the best week ever! Let's go at this thing with lots of ENTHUSIASM! Yay Team Red! :cheer2:

Novus
06-09-2014, 06:01 PM
Oh, and a big :congrat: to Kris2008! You totally rocked it, girl! :D

MissSMcC
06-10-2014, 03:04 AM
Well done Kris, Novus and Kat!
I promise I won't eff it up again this week.
Kat I hope the training is going well, I'm sure you will be glad you did it in the end.
Novus I'm glad you enjoyed your run (and your pizza lol)

Nightkatt
06-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Love best laid plans :( .... was feeling great until about midday and then a migraine hit :( Hate it when they come on. Soooo missed my trainer :( .. BUT I did manage to get on the tread mill for 30 min today at least so managed to get some work in :)

After waking from my migraine I realised I needed to get busy baking or I wouldn't have anything to take to work tomorrow for my customers .. so I got up and made Choc cupcakes ... then tried to play with my Cheesecake Cupcake recipe (turning it gluten free and low sugar) .. but it didn't quite work right .. so will freeze those ones for a dessert dish some time ... and quickly made some Choc Marshmallow ones instead ... so just have to make the frosting and pack them then they will be ready to give away tomorrow :) ....

NOVUS - You are right .. that IS a positive for sure :) And don't be too hard on yourself for the carb fest .. I have been doing that all weekend!!! Fortunately Im back on track tonight with my usual chicken and veges for dinner :)

MISS - Im sure you will do fine this week .. I had a bad week at the start of this challenge so if I can turn it around then anyone can lol ..


added ... hunny had shower and I made the frosting .. nothing went right with it when I tried to use the piping bag .. definitely not my forte .. so just slathered it on instead lol .. tastes the same .. besides .. I do say they are sample ones for tasting not for design lol.

Novus
06-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Nightkatt - Ugh, migraines suck. A lot. Hope you're feeling better!

Randomly, I'm feeling boney this week. :D Yesterday evening I had an itch on my torso and when I scratched I realized my ribs feel more obvious or noticeable or something. It was a pretty weird moment. :dizzy: :lol: I also recently realized that I no longer have to hunch my shoulders forward to get a glimpse of my collarbone. It's just like....there (although it's still barely noticeable).

Also, I recently discovered a yummy food. I really hate the idea of Jello....I mean, it's just chemicals and not really food at all. I decided to try this recipe anyway. You just take a box of sugar-free gelatin and dissolve it in 1 cup of boiling water than stir in 1 cup of Greek yogurt and chill it until it's set. Pretty tasty and the nutrient numbers are crazy - 40 calories, 2 grams carbs, 7 grams protein.

Hope everyone is having a great week! ENTHUSIASM and DEDICATION! Go Team Red! :cheer2:

Nightkatt
06-11-2014, 04:30 PM
NOVUS - That sounds like a really nice dessert .. at least I will like it .. hunny isn't a fan of jelly lol .. or yoghurt either actually .. but for me it sounds perfect .. will give it a go when I get to the grocery shopping and grab what Im needing :)


Late start for work today which is nice ... while I love a long day at work (weird I know lol) I am starting to enjoy the more cruisey starts to my day .. even though I still get up in the morning to have breakfast with my hunny before he goes to work :)

Novus
06-12-2014, 10:03 PM
My uncle and aunt are visiting from out of town. I haven't seen them in about a year. When I walked in my parent's house (where they are staying) my uncle said, "I didn't even know who you were at first...you've gotten so thin."

Yep, I love stuff like that. :D

Nothing much else today except I was hungry like a crazy beast. Probably because yesterday I did a lot of exercise and really didn't eat much. My body was basically just shouting, "Excuse me? Could we have some food, please!" :lol:

Oh, and I stopped at Goodwill and found a pair of shoes for my niece's wedding in a couple weeks. They're blue strappy high-heeled sandals that look great with the dress I'm wearing - it's an abstract floral print with brown and yellow and shades of blue/turquoise. White shoes looked terrible and brown seemed too dark so I was super stoked to find blue shoes.

kris2008
06-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Novus - Yea for the blue shoes! Sounds snazzy!

After my woosh last week, I'm just trying not to gain this week. That old pendulum is swinging. I need to go check out the nutrition thread to get inspired.

Nightkatt
06-13-2014, 06:22 AM
I was too busy to weigh in this morning .. so I had time for breakfast .. but will jump on tomorrow :)

Managed to get to the gym after a small detour .. and did a solid work out .. walked for 1 hour on the treadmill (5.3km) .. and then a circuit of the weight machines .. before I had a quick sauna to unwind .. hot shower to clean up then off to work for the rest of the day... FELT FANTASTIC .. although I have got 2 lovely blisters on the bottom of my feet lol .. but its all good :)

NOVUS - so kewl about the shoes .. I know I get excited to find something for my paddles (aka big feet).... thats why I wore gumboots for my wedding lol. And I love the acknowledgement of the loss you have already achieved .. it truly is an incredible feeling for sure :)

KRIS - Im sure the pendulum will swing in your favour .. just keep at it and do your best as often as you can and you will do just fab :)

kris2008
06-13-2014, 10:09 PM
Nightkatt - Way to work out! You inspire me to do more. I walked probably 1.5 miles today doing errands at work. I did 20 minutes on elliptical this evening. I will get on the treadmill and walk while watching tv.

Novus - Nice when someone notices your hard work. I envy you running. When I see someone effortlessly running, light on their feet and swinging their ponytail, I think that could be me. I think I would like that! But then I try to run and feel so heavy and it's really hard work. I have the ponytail but not the spring in my step. I guess it gets easier? Maybe some people just shouldn't run.

Hi MissSMcC!

Off to the treadmill! We have a weigh-in coming up!

kris2008
06-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Okay - we still have 8 of us left:

MissSMcC
Nightkatt
Novus
Dangerous Curves
Dahlia
Lori Ann
Nlauah
Kris

7 more weigh-ins! Could be 7 more pounds gone at the end of this! I'd love to see 144 on that scale and on my ticker on July 27! I would only have 9 pounds to go!

:carrot: Rev your engines - it's weigh-in day in 2 days! :carrot:

kris2008
06-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Novus - I just read your running article. Are you just starting out?! I think I will try it but I'll have to work up to 2 minutes/2 minutes X 7. I think I can run for 2 minutes but I think my recovery will be a bit longer. And I don't think I should do X 7 right at the beginning - I will be too sore to do it again in 2 days. I'm going to try to run 3 times at first then increase. I'm lucky at my old age I don't have any injuries except a sore hip when I neglect my yoga. Maybe I can do this! I do remember that the pounds fly off when you run!

It's dark now so off to the treadmill!

Novus
06-13-2014, 11:03 PM
Novus - I just read your running article. Are you just starting out?! I think I will try it but I'll have to work up to 2 minutes/2 minutes X 7. I think I can run for 2 minutes but I think my recovery will be a bit longer. And I don't think I should do X 7 right at the beginning - I will be too sore to do it again in 2 days. I'm going to try to run 3 times at first then increase. I'm lucky at my old age I don't have any injuries except a sore hip when I neglect my yoga. Maybe I can do this! I do remember that the pounds fly off when you run! It's dark now so off to the treadmill!

If you've never run before I recommend the Couch to 5K program. I went from "I am going to die" on Day 1 to my first 5K race in just 6 weeks (though I did walk quite a bit of the race). The intervals are just perfect for allowing you to improve your distance without ever feeling overwhelmed or in excruciating pain. I really cannot recommend it highly enough! (And there's a whole thread here on 3FC of people who are doing it so you'd have tons of support and motivation.)

I did Couch to 5K back in 2010 but really haven't run since then (except for a few runs and the Color Run 5K last year). The running program I'm doing now is a bit more advanced than Couch to 5K but it about matches where I'm at now as far as endurance. I hope to progress to a 10K training program next week.

Also, make sure you are wearing proper shoes. Go to a running store and have them analyze you and make a recommendation. I cannot stress this enough! It will save you a lot of pain and potential injury. And the right shoes just make running seem easier.

kris2008
06-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Thanks for info, Novus. I got on treadmill last night and my hip was really sore so I had to modify my plan. Kept to a slow jogging stance lifting my thighs more for about 20 minutes then walked it out for another 20 minutes. Trying to get my thigh, hip and shin muscles used to the bigger movement without making my hip worse. Hip actually feels better today since I worked it a bit last night.

I actually have the Couch to 5k on my phone, but never used it. I'll have to get into this slowly! But wouldn't it be wonderful to run 3 miles at once!

(My hip was especially sore because I was sitting wrong at the computer for an hour before I got on treadmill! Wait, I'm doing it now! Must put feet flat on floor, not up under my butt.)

kris2008
06-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Weigh-in tomorrow, chickadees!

Last Chance Workout Day!!!!! I'm off to walk outside - then yoga. Then the elliptical and treadmill late afternoon/evening.

What are you doing? Let's make our own luck!

Novus
06-14-2014, 04:51 PM
Thanks for info, Novus. I got on treadmill last night and my hip was really sore so I had to modify my plan. Kept to a slow jogging stance lifting my thighs more for about 20 minutes then walked it out for another 20 minutes. Trying to get my thigh, hip and shin muscles used to the bigger movement without making my hip worse. Hip actually feels better today since I worked it a bit last night.

Are you stretching before and after you run? I use this list (http://www.halhigdon.com/writing/50941/Stretching)of stretches. I notice a HUGE difference when I don't stretch enough, especially in my hips and quads. And a lot of runners swear by foam rollers for after runs; I've never tried it though.

Also, SHOES. I started having a lot of hip and knee pain at one point when I was running in 2010. I went to the running store and the clerk looked at my shoes and said, "Well, of course you're having pain!" I bought new shoes and instantly....no more problems.

Novus
06-15-2014, 10:37 AM
IT'S OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN DAY!!! DON'T FORGET!!!

We've already lost five people and (I think) three more people will be eliminated if they don't post for this week. And to put that into perspective, the Blue Team has also lost five people but only one person from their team could potentially be eliminated today. So it's crucial we keep as many people as we can!

Come on Red Team! Let's rock this challenge! :cheer2:


Also, since calculations aren't being done until late on Monday you can totally cheat about the time deadline. (I know a few people have already done that.) So if you miss the cut-off, go ahead and post something anyway! :D

kris2008
06-15-2014, 10:43 AM
I had a back/hip injury 10 years ago and have numbness down right thigh to knee. If I stretch all day long and walk, it lessens the nerve pain and soreness from the hip down the front, side and back of leg. When I add yoga every single day, it's even better. But it's always numb. So running would really be a leap for me. But I am going to work on it!

MissSMcC
06-15-2014, 12:23 PM
Weigh in day ladies!
I want crisps but am eating watermelon instead, and its actually not that bad. Healthy win! :carrot:
Hope everyone is having a fab Sunday :)

Novus
06-15-2014, 02:53 PM
I had a back/hip injury 10 years ago and have numbness down right thigh to knee. If I stretch all day long and walk, it lessens the nerve pain and soreness from the hip down the front, side and back of leg. When I add yoga every single day, it's even better. But it's always numb. So running would really be a leap for me. But I am going to work on it!

Maybe you should check with your chiropractor or doctor about running?

Dahlia55
06-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Getting my head back in the game this week. I'm especially being more aware of portion control. It's amazing how empowering it feels to act in control rather than putting up blinders.

I love the Couch to 5K concept! Will check that out! :carrot:

Nightkatt
06-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Righto .. sorry peeps ... weekends are a hard thing for me to get on here time .. but its Monday morning ... will head off to start this weeks new chat thread soon (if I miss doing it now it will have to wait til I get home .. depends how long I have on my free wifi lol).

Hopefully everyone has managed to weigh in this week .. sorry I let the team down this week .. I knew my carb binge early last week would bite me in the butt .. but I did manage to lose most of the 5 pounds I put on so up 1 is better than it could have been :)

Have started again on Friday (which is my weigh in day) and am back to tracking my food rather than just estimating which really caused the problems cos I would get a little lax in my thoughts for it. Have put My Fitness Pal into my phone now so I can track it all day.

Off to the gym again this morning .. still have the blister on the ball of my foot but it hasn't popped so have put plasters over it and will try to get my 5km in again before work :) Determined to get at least 300 cal of a workout in lol .. and if I can do the 5km its a 600 cal workout :)

Cant see me ever running .. that is soooo not what I hope for lol .. I don't watch runners and think wow I wish I could do that .. nope .. but I do appreciate the effort that goes into it so applaud all of you giving that a go .. Im happy with my quick walking :) Was hard enough for me to run the last 50 meters at the Colour Run in March lol .. but we had agreed I would not be walking over the finish line .. Im working my way up to 10km walking cos I want to do the Round the Bays in Feb next year (did it this year but only did the 6.5km walk .. want to try to do the 10km walk next year ... after that its training for the half marathon ... walking/running mix.... maybe lol).

So better go and try to post the new thread before my time runs out .. I will get the nutrition and exercise one up too if I have time .. otherwise will do those ones tonight when I get home :)