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Terri in MO
10-01-2003, 08:34 AM
:drill: :drill:

Come on in! This thread is not for the faint of heart. This challenge thread is for those who want to make a commitment to setting goals, formulating plans to achieve those goals, and just plain work your butt off!

Set the goals of your choice. Pick a diet plan of your choice. Pick the exercise of your choice. Pick the method of accountability of your choice whether its a food journal, personal coach or Fitday.

Its a fact that if your set your goals, make a personal commitment to achieving those goals, and are personally acountable each day, you will be much closer to achieving what you want than if you just flounder through unfocused on a daily basis.

That's what this thread is all about. Its about being focused. No whining, no griping, no negative stuff. Bad days happen and in boot camp we just pick ourselves up and move on.

State your goals and how you're going to achieve these goals and lets be able to post positive results on October 31st.

Be realistic and join in at any time.

And let's HAVE FUN!

:strong: :strong:

Terri in MO
10-01-2003, 08:35 AM
I'll post my goals tonight. I've already done my mornings exercises - one of my goals for getting my exercise minutes back up.

Come on in and join us!

10-01-2003, 10:43 AM
Exercise isn't a problem for me. I walk a lot. But yesterday I had a bad day. I think I am feeling sorry for myself as my husband is working OT and going to school 2 nights a week. So I saw him for 1/2 hour for 2 days. So I spend the afternoon alone and most of the evening. If the weather is good I can take a walk, but we have had a lot of rain. So this is a new month and a new day. So I shall try again . I know I can do this. Watching Dr. Phill helped. My goal is 100 miles for the month, mostly walk in case of rain cycle inside. Weightloss of 5. I will also record my food intake better. We will do a great job together.

10-01-2003, 10:51 AM
I forgot to state when I started this journey- in 2/02/2001 my weight was 188. Know I am at 170. I have lost 19.5 all over body inches. I have 20 more pounds to go. I have diabetes and thyroid problems so it has been slow. I hope off of the insulin things will do better.

green rn
10-01-2003, 10:59 AM
246/234 this morning/200 by Christmas

Weighted in at 234 this morning, no weigth loss since last Sunday. Will start exercising today. I will be able to walk 1 1/2 miles 4 times a week by the end of the month, I will watch my portions, and not overfill my plate starting today.

10-01-2003, 12:13 PM
I think I need to kick my own butt in October to make up for some slacking in September (foodwise anyway):

Weight Goal - 265
Exercise - 1710 minutes, burn at least 3500 calories a week (per Diet Power)
Food - Track it, and stay under 1700 calories a day average.

psm :)

10-01-2003, 08:09 PM
I had 1 cup of chili for supper with a large salad. I am very conscious of the size of my portions. I walked 3 miles and cycled at home for 10 minutes,2.5 miles. My evening snack is my usual hot chocolate made with splenda.

Terri in MO
10-02-2003, 08:37 AM
Hi gang,

Welcome to everyone! Looks like we've got very doable goals.

I've not set aggressive weight loss goals the last couple of months because usually when I do...I gain. However, while I'm making progress, I'm not truly kicking butt. I'm setting aggressive goals this month.

I want to be at 240 by month end. I will continue to eliminate white flours, high sugar, starchy foods and processed sugar. I will focus on lean means, good fats and good carbs. I will continue to use Balance Log to track my calories.

My target calories will be under 1800 and average exercise calories 500 per day.

Have a great day!

10-03-2003, 11:48 AM
and I was a little piggy yesterday! A dear friend is going through some bad stuff (unemployment, bad relationship) so I took him and his daughter to dinner .... is chicken fried steak with gravy, eggs, and pancakes at all low cal??? :D

I've got lunch plans with friends today, at our favorite BBQ place, so at least I'll get my calories out of the way early. And I have a session with the evil trainer tonight and tomorrow morning so I'm hoping that will help counteract the eating of the past 2 days.

Happy Friday all!

psm :)

Terri in MO
10-06-2003, 08:34 AM
Good morning bootcampers!

Sorry for being awol for a few days but we've had family in town and then a two day family reunion this weekend.

It was a great weekend but way too much food. :ink: :ink: and not enough exercise.

But I'm back in the right frame of mind this morning and ready to kick butt with exercise and get food back in line. Yuck to food!

How was everyone's weekend? Hope that you are all doing well on your plans.

Let's get remotivated and rockin' this Monday morning!

Terri in MO
10-08-2003, 08:43 AM
Good morning!

Its humpday already! And the month is slipping by too quickly.

I've had two great food days - well within my plan. I've also been trying to work in more exercise. I've done my morning exercises three times this week and I've started walking the dog in the morning as well as at night. Monday night, I got in 20 minutes on the spinner. I didn't have time last night before class but will try to tonight before church class.

Hope you're all out kickin' butt and sticking to your plans! :drill:

10-08-2003, 10:09 AM
Yesterday was a "bad" day with hormone mix into things. pms+2 pound wieght gain. Tough day. But I exercised a lot. Did 2 mile tape, walked 2 more miles. Plus did 5 miles on my stationary bike.So I guess a 50/50 day.I feel a bit discouraged right now so I am trying to do one day at a time. Sometimes I feel like the wieght will never come off even with all the work I do. No one understands my frustration. My doctors say you are still loosing wieght, but 20 pounds in 2 years come mon. I have 20 more to go. Today I feel like I am at the bottom of the hill wlaking my way back up.

10-08-2003, 01:52 PM
Been doing okay so far...TOM is here, and amazingly instead of craving sweets, I don't want to eat at all! :yikes: Of course I haven't felt like working out either, but I made myself go yesterday and it did help the mood.

psm :)

Terri in MO
10-09-2003, 08:56 AM
Hi ladies,

Hey, Fern, you just have to hang in there and don't give up. I know it seems slow and I completely can identify with your frustration. I seem to be losing at an incredibly slow pace too. But like the doctor said, a few pounds off a year is so much better than a gain. Don't look at just the numbers. You're exercising lots so you have probably replaced fat with muscle so while it doesn't seem like you've accomplished much if you look at the scale, in reality, you've done wonders for your health. That's what this is about - your health. Hang in there and keep motivated!

10-10-2003, 10:22 AM
WEll I am still doing my "thing",exercise. Lots of walking. I feel good and have decided I am going to go a week with no scale. I am going for a 3 mile walk to shop and will have to carry the stuff I buy home. I am visually impaired and no longer drive. But it is so nice out.

10-14-2003, 10:17 AM
where is everyone?? Walking ? I have done 1 mile so far. I will do 4 more after. It is that time of the month so I am up a few pounds. So we will have to see how things go in a few days. I am working hard. . How is everyone else doing?

Terri in MO
10-14-2003, 09:33 PM

I thought I had posted a couple of times recently. What happened? Must be losing my mind.

Sorry for seeming to abandon you! But I'm here and still hanging in there. Food seems to be great on the weekdays and not so great on the weekends. But, I'm going to whip it this week and weekend so that I can get past this plateau.

I'm getting ready to go walk the dog. I got up this morning and did 15 minutes on the airdyne stationary bike. It was early and that's all I had time for but i'm going to make the effort to do 20 minutes each morning. Sorry, but at 5:30, that's all I can muster up. Then I can do more vigorous stuff in the evenings. My problem of late has been too many things going on in the evenings and about all I get done is the dog walking. At least that's a 1-1/2 mile walk.

Better get scootin'

Terri in MO
10-15-2003, 08:49 AM
Reporting in this morning!

Food has been really good for two days. We did get chinese food last night but - I didn't eat any of the rice nor did I finish my entree. I didn't eat until miserable so that's improvement.

I did get up and do my upper body exercises with the 8 lb weights. I did two sets of 8 so I'm making progress there too. I also got in 15 minutes on the airdyne.

We have church class tonight. My plan is definitely to leave work at 4pm. I want to get in 20 mins on the spinner, do some ironing, and spread some grass seed in the back yard.

Have a great day!

Terri in MO
10-19-2003, 05:42 PM
bumping up

Terri in MO
10-21-2003, 08:41 AM
Hope everyone is keeping up with their challenge.

I'm doing well with food. I'm also getting in more exercise and I can really feel the changes in my body. I am definitely putting on muscle and I'm really liking it!

I'm off to exercise now. Have a good day bootcampers. If you're struggling, get back in here and make small goals so that you don't lose all your hard work. Don't give up!

10-21-2003, 11:46 AM
Where is everyone??? I have been out of town for a few days. Did well with my meals. Not as much walking on one day but the other was a lot. I got my Walk Away the Pounds cd yesterday. I did it and felt great. It is a 3 mile intense work out.Had a low blood sugar this morning so will wait until later to work out, we have had 4 inches of snow so I did do a little shoveling.

Terri in MO
10-22-2003, 08:40 AM
Hi Fern!

I cannot believe we are already 22 days into this month. Time sure if flying by.

I love the WATP series. I haven't tried the 3 miler yet but they are a good workout. Great minds think alike - just yesterday morning I had decided to drag out my Tae Bo tapes to use as a break from the bike and other toning stuff. I tried the 8 minute workout this morning. Wowza, that gets your heart rate up quick. I'll keep trying it but it will take a few sessions to get coordinated with it.

Only ten days left of this bootcamp and that's time enough to make a difference.

Have a great day. Where are you Pam?

10-22-2003, 10:42 AM
Been hella busy at work and went out of town for a few days to visit my sister and hit my nephew's 3rd birthday party! :D

Not doing well at all this month....just can't seem to get focused on my eating or working out. But I'm still hanging in there.

psm :)

Terri in MO
10-26-2003, 08:41 PM
Hi bootcampers!

The month is winding down quickly.

I gave my bod off for the weekend. I've been doing a lot of exercise during the week and thought perhaps I should let it rest and recover.

I hope that you're all doing well.

10-27-2003, 04:30 PM
I've made my weight goal for the month, but ONLY because I've had some kind of bug for the past few days and managed to lose 10 pounds since Friday....can't be a good thing right? Still fighting the bug, so who knows what I'm going to end up weighing at the end of the month....

psm :)

10-29-2003, 10:54 AM
How are we all doing???


Is this thing on????

psm :)

10-31-2003, 09:33 AM
I missed my weight goal by 4 pounds....269.0 this morning. I don't even remember what my other goals were (too early, too cold, and I've got vacation on my brain). But I KNOW I didn't make my calories intake goal. I guess I should be happy that I at least lost a few pounds.

November challenge anyone?

psm :)

10-31-2003, 11:13 AM
The end is here and I am the same. I went up several pounds and then down so I am at the begining. So this is acceptable to me. I am still exercising except the the day I was sick. I have had a few tougn days of food intake.

Terri in MO
11-02-2003, 04:13 PM
I'm here! I'm here!

We went out of town for a four day retreat. We went to Arkansas to stay at a cabin above Beaver lake. Oh so gorgeous and peaceful.

I'm ending the month with another 3 pound loss. I'm finally into the 240's. Food was pretty decent for the weekend. I took my Tae Bo and WATP exercise tapes so I wouldn't get too lazy.

I'm thrilled that I was able to do well with the Tae Bo since its been a long time since I've done the basic workout. By year-end I plan on being on to the Advanced.

:bravo: to you both for hanging in there. Every little bit we do for ourselves in an accomplishment.

Tally Ho! See you on the November challenge.