Weight Loss Support - Seven-Days-At-A-Time Challenge, Week 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-24-2003, 11:21 AM
Ok, dokey! Empress Amarantha, the pushy one, is BACK! She be taking the liberty o' creating a new, mini version o' the 21-day challenge by virtue of the fact she can't concentrate on anything for 21 days straight anymore!!! So on this thread Amarantha and anyone else who bites, can declare a seven-day WEIGHT MANAGEMENT RELATED challenge (or a lesser amount of days, why not?) with the rules to be decided solely by their own selves and then report in on a regular basis during those days.

So Amarantha (and/or anyone else) can make up ever more wild and daring challenges each week or stay with the tried and true, 'cause it's up to YU!!!! :s:

This thread should probably be kept brief, on topic and a new one posted each week, just to keep poor befuddled Amarantha (and anyone else who's befuddled) focused!!! Hocus, pocus, focus, focus! :wizard:

Ok? Ok! Over and out!

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08-24-2003, 11:36 AM
Ok, dokey, :queen: ie!!! I will take you up on your challenge and declare a SEVEN-DAYS-TO-LABOR-DAY-WEIGH CHALLENGE! ~ Elbertine Pep, Imperial Personal Trainer to Empress Amarantha (who hasn't visited this board for awhile and is getting might miffed about that, too)!

There is one more week to the Labor Day weigh-in in the Empire o' Fit Folk and much as the Empress A. would like to take time off to lose another pound and reach her Labor Day goal, her empirical duties are stressing her out and making her overeat and underexercise. As PT to the Empress, I, EP, feel I should set a good example, so I'm challenging myself to the following for SEVEN DAYS:

1) ONE HOUR OF EXERCISE FOR EACH OF THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS! This can be broken up in any combination of times or continuous and be of any intensity and any exercise counts!

2) 1700 CALORIES PER DAY WITH AN OPP (OVERDRAFT PROTECTION PLAN) FACTOR OF 300 EXTRA CALORIES THAT CAN BE EATEN DURING THE WEEK! The OPP calories can be spread over the week in any combination or eaten all at once! (Of course, I HAVE NOT been influenced by the new WW Flexipoints program in any way! How can you suggest that!) If at any time during the week, I go over the 1700 per day + the 300 extra, I forfeit this week's challenge! (No starting over until it's Sunday again and time for a NEW 7-DAY CHALLENGE, THAT MEANS YOU, AMARANTHA!!!)

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08-24-2003, 02:28 PM
Hey Amarantha.. I'll join you on this 7 day challenge. :) It might be just what I need to get back on track.

My goals:

1) UBWO Wed. Morning
2) LBWO Sat.
3) UBWO Sun.
4) Pilates Thu., Fri., Sun.
5) Cardio Thu., Fri., Sun.
6) Get back onto my eating plan and stay around 1500 calories.

One week is about my attention span lately, too. So if I can do this, just for this week, then start over again, maybe I can make some progress.

08-24-2003, 06:24 PM
Yo! Thanks for joining me, Raven Toy! I love the specificity and focus of your goals. Love your beautiful horse as well! See you later! :wave:

08-24-2003, 06:35 PM
Hello all!

Since I feel like I have 2 days OP nearly under my belt, I thought it would be fun to take on a short challenge just to had some kick !

My goals are: Get the water in
Stay On Program
Activity every day, little bit more than the day b/4!!

So... here we go 7 days, here we go....

DH and I have family traveling thru our state ( its very small, unless you have a reason to stop here, most of the traffic is just thru ) and we are expecting to meet them for dinner. Just had a boca burger in case dinner doesnt happen for awhile or in case there isnt much to choose and I wind up w/ just salad. We're choosing one of those all you can eat buffets as we're not sure of everyone's tastes and its super casual.

So, like I said, I'm pretty confident I've got two good days!!

Here we go 7 days, here we go!

08-24-2003, 08:34 PM
Ok, :queen: Kaylets, yur on!!! Yowza!!! :dancer:

08-25-2003, 04:36 AM
Ok, dokey, here's my report! ~ Signed, Elbertine Pep!!! :cheers: :write:


1) 1700 calories or less, plus a 300 day OPP (Overdraft Protection Plan, e.g., 300 extra calories for the week to be eaten any time and in any combination)? Yes, 1975!


2) Exercise one hour continuously or broken up in any time combination and at any intensity? Yes, a.m., walked 10 minutes outside; midmorning, 20 minutes on “hall treadmill” (e.g., back and forth from kitchen, through living, long hallway, turnaround in long bedroom and repeat, repeat, repeat); evening, 30 minutes on hall treadmill.

08-25-2003, 06:08 AM
i'm with ya for the next 6 days. I need something to kick me in the butt, and since i haven't been able to stay motivated (at all) lately i'm going for it.

so here's my plan:

1) first of all, calories under 1600
2) exercise 3 days of cardio (minimum) and weights (3 days)
3)check in often to see how everyone else is doing

zadie k
08-25-2003, 12:00 PM
Well, having crashed and burned at the 21 day challenge, here I am at the 7 day challenge. I am actually going to start tomorow becuase I blew at least one of my goals already today so here it goes:
drink water (8 glasses at least)
no more coffee (as I sit here drinking yet another cup)
stay below 1400 calories
take my calcium supplements!!!!!

So, that is the plan starting tomorow.

08-25-2003, 12:48 PM
Yowza!!! It's me Elbertine Pep, on DAY 2, o' the new, sleek, streamlined, seven-day version o' the 21-day challenge!!!! I had to fight off Amarantha's attempts last night to get me to break my challenge by going out for junkfood, but I managed and HERE I AM!!! Yowza!!! :cheers:

I, EP, don't go on and on like Amarantha, so I'll just say, "Yay! We have two new challengers in the room!!! We have "No Way But Up!" and we love that name, 'cause we're gonna go up, up, up in our own seven-day way!!! And, we have the redoubtable Zadie K, doing it her way!!! Yay!

Sis, boom, bah, mini-team, let's go out there and win just SEVEN DAYS FOR THE GIPPER! SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN DAYS, WE'RE GONNA PLAY TILL THE SEVENTH DAY!!! :cheers: :drill: :dancer:

08-25-2003, 01:01 PM
Congrats on avoiding the deadly junk food, Amarantha! Last night wasn't perfect foodwise for me - I couldn't resist the garlic bread with my spaghetti. Ah well. But I did do my FBWO and 1.5 miles on the treadmill. And I rode my horse. All in all, a very good day. Today back on track with food and water, LB is sore, need to work my UB harder on Wed. as it's not nearly sore enough. If I don't go to the stable tonight, I'll make it a point to hit the treadmill.

08-25-2003, 02:54 PM
:bravo: RT on doing so well with your exercise! Keep a'goin' 'cause we've only got six days to go, woo!!! :cb:

08-25-2003, 08:38 PM
Hopping aboard for whatever days are left. Sorry, too fuzzy for math.

Goals for the next ? days -

1. Get back up to speed with water
2. Exercise every day - assorted
3. Make healthy food choices
4. Get a handle again on the portion control
5. Positive, positive, positive thinking

08-25-2003, 09:21 PM
Anagramatic, you can just hop on this train for however many days yu wanna!!! Thanks for being here!!! :wave: Looks like a good plan you've got there!

I'm posting my Day 2 report early as I'm still writing for work and will likely crash (not in the dietary sense) later. I still have a protein shake to drink when I take a break.


1) 1700 calories or less, plus a 300 day OPP (Overdraft Protection Plan, e.g., 300 extra calories for the week to be eaten any time and in any combination)? Yes, 1695!


2) Exercise one hour continuously or broken up in any time combination and at any intensity? Yes, weights in gym, 30 minutes; 30 minutes walking on “hall treadmill” ... 10 minutes midmorning, 20 minutes evening..


08-25-2003, 10:46 PM
Ok, so after my first post I decided to take a little walk. Little being the operative word but it was a start. And I have a couple of more glasses of water. Not great steps but a commitment, sort of.

08-26-2003, 12:20 AM
:bravo: Anagram! :wave: Sounds like a commitment to me! A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I think Confucious said that ... don't think I made it up, but I might have! :)


zadie k
08-26-2003, 11:58 AM
So far so good. Here I sit at day one. So far I took my calcium, I am not drinking coffee and I am eating well.

Well, Back to work.

08-26-2003, 12:05 PM
Bah! I was STARVING from my LBWO on Sunday. It always hits me like that. The "I-could-easily-eat-that-table-leg, please-pass-the-salt?" kind of hunger. I tried to mitigate it by eating several smaller meals throughout the day, but .. come dinner and I had to eat more than I should have. Today should be slightly better, though I'm still hungry, it's not that "heeeere kitty kitty kitty" kind of feeling. :s: Good on water, UBWO tomorrow. I need to get to sleep early tonight.

08-26-2003, 01:13 PM
:bravo: Zadie and RavenToy for their commitment and stalwartness in sticking to their challenges!!! Yowza!!! :cheers:

And :bravo: to all mentioned and unmentioned on this thread who are GONNA MAKE IT TO DAY SEVEN (OR DAY WHICHEVER)!!!

That includes ME, Elbertine Pep, personal trainer and general cheerleader to Empress Amarantha o' the Land o' Fit Folks and holder of the Distinction of Day 3 of this miniature challenge we are doin'!!! Wowza!!! Siz, boom, bah!!!


Amen! :angel:

08-26-2003, 07:44 PM
second day of this mini challenge is going good, day 1 didn't go quit so well.

had lots of water, not much of a chore in this heat (especially in a factory with no windows). eating is good, need to do workout today.

hope everyone is on there way to there goals.

08-26-2003, 07:54 PM
Happy with today so far. 50 minute workout in the pool, food and water on target so far. Cup of tea and a snack yet to come. PLUS I had a nap.

08-26-2003, 08:42 PM
Yo! :bravo: to No Way But Up and Anagramatic, who are almost to the end of successful challenge days! Hope you enjoy your nap, Anagram!! NWBU, hope you get outside soon and it's cool!!!

I'm doing well, exercise done and getting ready to go to a meeting. Have calories left to go but may not want 'em, so I'll do an official report later.

Who's better than us, the AMAZING SEVEN-DAY-OR-WHATEVER MINI CHALLENGERS?!!! :cb: NO ONE, that's who!!! We are the best and the brightest and WE WILL SUCCEED!!! Wahoo!!! Yowza! Have a banana: :cb: !!!! :cheers:

08-26-2003, 08:59 PM
I'm game! Hi Zadie!
I'm late for Labour Day but how about by my birthday on the 2nd?
I will walk or treadmill no less than 20 minutes each day.
Two more pounds would be wonderful but I've found that my losing has really slowed. Should I just declare it? I think I will. Two more pounds!

08-27-2003, 02:01 AM
Yo! Welcome Tooround!!! I love your name! Glad you are with us!!!! :wave:

Falling asleep but going to have a protein bar that'll finish off my overdraft protection calories altogether, so tomorrow I'll need to stick to the straight and narrow! :angel:


1) 1700 calories or less, plus a 300 day OPP (Overdraft Protection Plan, e.g., 300 extra calories for the week to be eaten any time and in any combination)? Yes, 1725!


2) Exercise one hour continuously or broken up in any time combination and at any intensity? Yes, cardio circuit in gym, 30 minutes; walking dog, 10 minutes; walking outside, 30.

08-27-2003, 02:15 AM
Day one .... I walked for half an hour .... fast ... I was sweating.

08-27-2003, 11:13 AM
:bravo: Tooround!!!! Great work sweatin' on that treadmill!!!

I'm on DAY 4 and ready for MORE!!! Yowza!!! Gotta go. See ya later, guys!!!


Can't wait to read everyone's reports later!!! :comp: :write: :callme: :wave: :cb:

zadie k
08-27-2003, 12:13 PM
Well, here I am at day two. Actually I did marvelously yesterday, so here is hoping today goes as well.

Hi tooround. Seeing you around here always gives me hope becuase you started close to the same place as me :)

My big challenge for the day is a going away lunch for a friend. She is moving to D.C. :( At least it is a good excuse to make a roadtrip.

08-27-2003, 02:17 PM
Hmmm. Trying that color again!! :cb:

:bravo: Zadie for navigating a successful day yesterday!!! You'll do great on your lunch "challenge!"

Keep those cards and letters coming in, folks!!! :callme: :write: :comp: Enjoying hearing how everyone's doing! :cb:

08-27-2003, 09:36 PM

NOTE: The intrepid Elbertine Pep hath decided to give the new WW Flexipoints a whirl, even though she’s ALWAYS given up on POINTS in the past, so it’s a love-hate relationship, but at any rate, she will continue to convert them back to calories for the nonce of this week and then figure out her next week’s challenge, if everyone decides to do this thread again! Ok? Ok! :cb: Love this color!

1) 1700 calories or less? Yes, 1450!

2) Exercise one hour continuously or broken up in any time combination and at any intensity? Yes, personal training day/weights, one hour.

08-27-2003, 09:43 PM
Ok, ate healthy enough but more in maintenance area than losing but decided that's ok for me this week. It's more to get the discipline back.

Walked (and it was still hot and sweaty which I hate).

Water ok.

I'm satisfied.

08-28-2003, 12:22 AM
:bravo: ANAGRAM!!! Keep going; you're doing great!


08-28-2003, 06:24 AM
Hello all!

So far, so good.
Amazing what you can do when you are motivated. This past week and weekend went out to eat more times than I have in a month all put together- But I KNEW WHAT TO PICK!!

Tuesday lunch tried a Mesculan salad w/ fresh mozzarella and was really pleased! A new food item for the arsenal!

Somehow, I am suddenly having trouble getting the water in-
think it might be due to starting the coffee again and because I've tried to stop by the bottled water to save money.
hmmmmmmm......have to decide where the real savings are....

take care all.........

08-28-2003, 08:42 AM
:bravo: Kayletsi!!!! Sounds like your motivation is high! I feel that way, too! Here's to the NEW (us)!

zadie k
08-28-2003, 01:22 PM
quick post. doing great and now on day three.

i like this 7 day stuff.

08-28-2003, 05:32 PM
I like it, too, Zadie!!! :cb: :bravo: on Day 3, you're doin' great!!!

I'll be baaaack!!! (Arnold voice!)

08-28-2003, 11:27 PM
Just a so-so day today. Not totally berserk but not totally dedicated either. Tomorrow will be better.

08-28-2003, 11:48 PM
:bravo: Anagram for not going totally berserk! :cp: :encore: :wave: That's gotta count for something!!! You're doing great! :)


1) 1700 calories or less? Yes, 1600!!

2) Exercise one hour continuously or broken up in any time combination and at any intensity? Yes, recumbent bike, 20 minutes; treadmill, 20 minutes; walkabout 20 minutes at home on “hall treadmill!”

08-29-2003, 10:58 AM
Yowza, no one has posted! :( So I guess I'll just say :bravo: to Amarantha and bye-by!!! :wave:


zadie k
08-29-2003, 04:04 PM
Now on day 4. Cool stuff. Must work.

08-29-2003, 09:15 PM
Yowza! Posting my day six report!!! Yowza!


1) 1700 calories or less? Yes, 1550!!

2) Exercise one hour continuously or broken up in any time combination and at any intensity? Yes, weight training, 30 minutes; recumbent bike, 20 minutes; treadmill, 10 minutes.

08-30-2003, 11:31 AM
Zadie and anyone else who's been so kind as to join me on this thread, I'm gonna take the liberty to end my participation in this thread and post one for ANY NUMBER OF DAYS MINI CHALLENGES!