100 lb. Club - anyone up for a WELCOME FALL! challenge??!

09-26-2004, 03:27 PM
I feel like I could use a kick in the butt, ladies and gents!

Does anyone feel like having a challenge?

09-26-2004, 03:34 PM
What do you have in mind ? I find that this time of year tends to slow me down - I love fall but it's like I'm getting ready to hibernate !!

So, yeah ! I am ready to get fired up about something, anything !

09-26-2004, 04:26 PM
Yeah, it's easy to get the fall slow-down, I figured I couldnt be the only one.

I was thinking that like previous challenges headed by our lovely Sarah and Celina, we could all make a plan that starts tomorrow and ends next Sunday, and report daily on how we've done, and on our woes and motivations.

09-26-2004, 05:10 PM
I'm new to the site so I don't know about previous challenges. I am finding myself in a true slump right now. Depressed: a bit; wanting to eat chips: a lot. You know how it goes ! :^:

I checked out your blog ('cuse me 'cause I don't know what that stands for. in my business that is a large binary object) . I felt very connected even if I am almost twice your age. I am sooooo proud of you ! Keep up the good work at the gym ! You can and will meet your goals ! Don't get discouraged if you "misbehave" sometimes. We tear ourselves up too much over these moments and then we let ourselves slip back into the same old crappy habits. (At least you have good taste - Grey Goose beats Popov hands down !)

A weekly challenge. I definitely like the idea. It only holds you to one week. Surely we can do that ! If you have suggestions, I'll be glad to try them and to contribute a few of my own. :)

09-26-2004, 05:44 PM
Well laydeeees, I'd like an exercise one for me because I find it hard!!! I'm going to do 4 x 30 mins before next Sunday. My water drinking leaves somrthing to be desired so I'll have 2 litres a day minimum.

09-26-2004, 06:52 PM
Woo hoo, Dana!! You go starting a challenge -- DANA'S TAKING THE BULL BY THE HORNS, AND LEADING THE PACK!

Ok, I'm in. I've been having some pretty serious breathing problems, and my exercise has had to go on the back burner. The doc said to stop altogether, but I think I can do a little more, so I'm going to commit here to doing the following:

Walk 5 miles with my Walk Away the Pounds tapes and a 6 lb. pair of hand weights -- right now I only have breath for one mile, so I'm committing to 5 sessions this week
One weights session, using free weights and my CrossBow. If I can successfully complete the first one (again, breathing is the problem) then I'll do two more, for a total of three during the week. (But I'll have to play it by ear, as I am now ruled by my lungs!)

Here's to SUCCESS to all participants! It sure would be great if all of us could meet each one of the commitments we state here in this week-long challenge -- but the real success is in the PROGRESS! So let's all do our best, and surprise ourselves with our own resolve. It's all a process, isn't it?

09-26-2004, 07:53 PM
I'd love to check in weekly w/anyone who is interested. I'm in 5th week of maintenance on Weight Watchers, meaning I have reached my goal weight and am working (struggling) to stay w/in 2 pounds of that goal. If I can make it 2 more weeks, I will become a lifetime member.

Maintenance is much harder than I expected. I think I've gotten sloppy about tracking all my food.

Would welcome encouragement/support from others.


09-26-2004, 08:24 PM
I am in. I have been struggling with what to do to lose this weight. Going in all different directions. :?: I think I have decided to count calories and if that doesn't work for me go back to points with WW. I think my DH gets tired of me changing my mind on what I want to do. I go spend all this money for things for a diet and last about 2 days and go off. To restrictive for me. This week I have been trying Slimfast. Pretty good stuff. I am sticking to it somewhat, just to eat the food I bought for it. I enjoy the meal & snack bars. So, been using those. I think it is giving me a jump start. Sorry to drag on. Seems I am in a slump and need some pumping up.
So, my goals for the week will be:
--Drink my water (at least 4 glasses, don't drink but1 now)
--Exercise (get back to Curves and Walk away the pounds on none Curves days).
Just little changes for now.
Good luck everyone :D and talk to y'all tomorrow.

09-26-2004, 09:08 PM
oooh great i so need this, thank you. i need to focus on my diet. so
1- 6 meals a day: 9am (breakfast), 12pm (snack), 1:30pm (lunch), 4:00pm(snack), 8pm (supper), 10pm (snack).
2- cals around 1350
3- use my dietpower again to make cals and nutrients are on track.

good luck to all, you can do this, no prob. right?


09-26-2004, 09:14 PM
Kgirl- Hey! i'm sorry, I didn't notice that you were new! I'm glad you've joined us. I'd love to hear more about you! And thanks so much for the encouragement. It was real nice of you to cheer me on, I really do appreciate it! Now it's our turn to do it for you. :cheer::cheer::cheer: As for the week plan, if you're just starting out it's a great way to start. What do you have in mind? I'm sure we can all give you suggestions if you need some, too. :)

Annie Rose, good luck with your exericse program! Can't wait to hear how it goes. And water is important too! Good luck.

Sarah, you are the awesomest! Be real careful with the exercise though. I'm sure you can do it but don't push too hard! I won't be silly and nag, but I don't want my big nosed guy to get hurt. :( Good luck (not that you'll need it, you ALWAYS rock the weight loss charts)

Elana, thanks for joining! Good luck this week. Almost a lifetime member of WW is going to be such a milestone! That is awesome. And if you need any encouragement, you've come to the right place.

Chipper, as they always say, just take it a day at a time! You can really do it. I'm sort of in a slump too, and figured I probably wasn't the only one. Good luck this week! I'm rooting for you.

I'm going to aim for every day at the gym, but my big thing is going to be the water. I MUST have four 34 oz bottles because I am SLACKING big time. As for food, I'm setting few rules: NO STRAYING except for Chinese on Friday. (I have Chinese every friday night. If i didn't, i'd go crazy!) I'd just like to stay around 1500 calories. No iced caramel lattes.

Good luck everyone!

edit to add good luck to Gen too! you must've posted while I was typing this. yay for you joining in on the fun! ;)

09-26-2004, 10:18 PM
('cuse me 'cause I don't know what that stands for. in my business that is a large binary object)
Blog = weB LOG, or online journal.

09-26-2004, 11:21 PM
Welcome kgirl! Glad to have you join us!

I'm actually doing pretty well with exercise, but my water intake leaves a bit to be desired, soooooo....I'm gonna shoot this week for minimally four glasses of water, though I often use bottles which ends up being more than a glass. We'll see how it goes.

Sarah, what's up with the breathing problems????

09-27-2004, 12:07 AM
Hey there, LakeGirl! Have you tried breaking up your water into different time-specific milestones? That technique has been really effective for me: I drink from a large 44 oz. glass, and make sure that I've had one full glass before lunch, and another before the end of work. (I will already have had 20 oz. at home in the morning, and then I'll have about another 40 or so when I get home after work.) When I was first teaching myself to drink water, I'd set "must have drunk by" time goals for my 20 oz. water bottles, and that really helped me work up to my current daily intake.

As for my breathing, well I'm not going to hijack the thread with it, but I've been having trouble since an upper respiratory infection I had last February, and it's gotten progressively worse. I kept going to one of those Immediate Care clinics, and it didn't help at all -- now my cardiovascular health is lousy, I just wheeze, pant, spit up awful things and I can't take a deep breath at ALL. I also have a swollen lymph node, so the doc thinks there must be some infection. I don't want to go on about it. I talk about it more in my blog, but I'll just finish up by saying that I trust this new doc, and I'll know more once I go to the pulminary specialist mid-October. Thanks for interest! It especially sucks because it just completely put the kabash on my exercising, which has really just completely stalled my loss! :( I'm sure it will all work out -- I'm sure it's nothing life-threatening -- I just need some proper treatment!

09-27-2004, 12:59 AM
Sarah, I hope you get better, I got your PM and thanks although I am bad at responding ;)

I'll join any challenge possible. I expect I'll reach my Xmas goal within the next couple weeks (hopefully) at which point I'll change my xmas goal and right now I'm thinking of making it 280. I want to look awesome when I go visit my family for christmas :)

09-27-2004, 08:20 AM
Hi all,

I'm going to join this as well. This is my second week on Weight Watchers and I go for my second weigh in tomorrow. I wold love to to keep my self on the track i'm on now.

Ok my goals:

1) Drink LOTS AND LOTS of water (shoot for 80oz pr day)
2) Work out at least 3 days this week
3) Eat more vegies and fruit!

Ok that's it for me.


09-27-2004, 10:48 AM
Morning all. Well, so far today so good. Cals on track, water on track, exercise is a later thing. Was going to do Curves today, but, Jeanne is pounding us with wind and rain. Want to stay off the roads. Will do the walking tape today instead. Off to the housecleaning and laundry room. I just love going there. Such a restful place. :) :). That would be the day. Be back later. Have a good day everyone.

09-27-2004, 10:49 AM
Lakegirl and Bella, good luck!

And good vibes to everyone on their first days!

09-27-2004, 03:32 PM
Can someone fill me in...What is a challenge? Do you just set goals for the week, month, year?


09-27-2004, 04:06 PM
Luvbean, this one is for this week, starting today. However, we do have challenges that are more long term, like the spooky halloween challenge. Any challenge that will help you is good, and feel free to set your own according to what you want. I'm sure others will join you. :)

Chipper, I was watching footage from Jeanne on the tv at the gym today, wow. I hope everything is okay there. Glad to hear you've kicked off the week well.

I'm happy with how I'm doing so far; my cals are good, fat % good, water is half done (might go over my limit, yay!) and had my workout today. The trainer really worked me- yow! I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow, but that won't stop me from going again. :)

Hope everyone is doing well today

09-27-2004, 04:58 PM
Okay I am in! Here is my goals (challanges) for the week!

1) Walk 6 miles (between now and Sunday)
2) Drink 5 glasses of water day (i hate water)
3) Maintain 1300-1500 cal per day
4) Lose another 3 lbs...

Does anyone have any good ideas for a low cal., low fat. Breakfast? Something easy and quick, time is limited in the morning with 5 dogs to take care of :)


09-27-2004, 05:32 PM
Sarah, I hope your health problem resolves soon! You're doing so wonderfully well with your loss!

I had a happy moment a little while ago. I was shopping at Fashion Bug Plus not long before I decided to start on my weight loss journey and I picked up these pair of jeans I thought were really cute. I'm a size 26-28 as I buy them in the store, but really a 28. I bought the jeans as they were the only pair they had left and tried them on when I got home. Not even close! Couldnt even snap them yet alone zip them up.

Today after work and my work out, I came home and changed for my class tonight (veterinary assisting) and on a whim tried on the jeans. Guess what? I'm wearing them buttoned, zipped and all as I type this :dizzy:

Thanks to all of your for your support!

09-27-2004, 05:45 PM
OK, I'm a bit late, but I am psyching myself up for this Challenge!!!!

I've been maintaining for the past couple of weeks......which is OK, but now I'd like to step up the exercise and tighten up on the healthy eating and see some results! Soooooooooo, this week I will focus on exercise, and saying no to the few sugar/alcohol treats which I have had over the past few weeks.

Saturday I went swimming, and did lower body resistance work. Today I walked for 20 mins, did 20 mins on the exercise bike, and did upper body resistance work.

Tomorrow? 30 mins swimming and lower body resistance work, I think...

And I've been right on track with the healthy eating since Saturday.....

09-27-2004, 05:57 PM
Low cal, low fat breakfast:

My fave is Kashi Go Lean cereal. I first learned about it from Sarah, and it is TRULY delicious. It's packed with fiber and protein and still is low in calories. Add some cut-up strawberries, and you are GOOD TO GO!!!!!!! The funny thing is that I thought my husband would hate it (he loves sugary cereals), but even he thought it was great!

Viva Kashi!

09-27-2004, 08:23 PM
I love the Kashi cereals as well ! They are really tasty and now you can find them in most major grocery stores.

WELL, I need goals ! I'll start with this set and plan on keeping them for four weeks. After that, I'll see what needs working on the most !

Goal #1 : NO MIKE AND IKE CANDY - The boss has a jar on his desk and I eat a handful almost every day at work. It gets me started down a bad, bad road.

Goal #2 : Back on the treadmill at least 4 times a week. I've started the "well, if I skip today, I still have 2 more days to fit in my fouth workout" kind of crap. Needless to say, I end up with only 2 or 3 days of workouts. I deserve better !

Goal #3 : Get back to tracking what I eat. It's the only thing that works for me together with exercise. I haven't been gaining any weight back but I haven't lost any either over the last two months. Gotta track what I eat, when I eat, and how much !

Good Luck Everyone !! Together we can do it !!

In My Dreams Weight:135

09-27-2004, 09:38 PM
Yay! The more the merrier.

Claire, good luck tightening up the ends. It sounds like you're really into swimming, which is a good thing! The best kind of excercise around, right? And its FUN! Kudos for the healthy eating.

Lakegirl, Great news about the pants! You'll be feeling this way a lot more as time goes on.

Jennifer, I agree about Kashi. It's great stuff and keeps me full for hours. I also really love Raisin and Spice Oatmeal for breakfast. I eat it almost every day with skim milk. mmmm.

Kgirl, funny you should mention EVIL WORK AND CANDY. I am at work (er, "work") as we speak, and my boss JUST CAME OUT with a basket of candy and offered us some. Meh! Yes, you do deserve better with the workouts. You will seriously feel better if you exercise more regularly, too. I promise! The hardest part is getting started, but once you reach the point where you feel like something's missing when you don't get your exercise in, THEN you know it wasn't all for nothing. Also when you see yourself drop sizes, but I still vouch that it's much more important to feel healthy.

So now that day one is pretty much over, how's everyone doing? I stayed on track and did well. I still need about 20 oz of water but I"ll drink it before bed.

Good vibes for tomorrow, ladies!

09-27-2004, 09:47 PM
Dana My Luv! :grouphug:

I'm IN!! I as well need a major kick in the butt right now!

My goals are:

1.) Exercise 5 times per Week ( I was doing it before and I will do it again) :strong:
2.) As much water as possible but at least 4 Big Water Bottles at work everyday.
3.) Back on plan w/ eating - Under 1600-1800 Cals per Day, 30% Fat and NO JUNK!

We can all do this together! :D

09-27-2004, 09:51 PM
Celina, I've missed you! I was hoping you would join in. Yay!!!

09-27-2004, 10:12 PM
Wow, great goals everybody! I think this group is so great -- I am sincerely grateful for your presence in my life, and for the support and comradery I receive here. You guys rock!

As for low-fat, low-cal breakfasts -- yup, I'm a Kashi-lover, I admit it! My breakfast keeps me going till lunch!

Here's my Breakfast of the Champions:

* 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean (NOT the Crunch -- I got excited by the "crunch-factor" cuz I love me some crunch! -- but it's not as healthy as the regular one. Compare the labels to see for yourself.
* 1/2 cup All-Bran Extra Fiber (NOT the Bran Buds, or the regular All-Bran -- they don't have as much fiber)
* Skim Milk
* 1 Designer Whey Protein Drink with 8 oz. water
* 12 oz. water w/vitamins

It's got 295 calories, 36g protein, 31g net carbs, 21g fiber, 2.9g fat (.67 saturated fat), 16g sugar, 364g sodium. I LOVE IT!! I can't recommend it enough!! It's filling, gives you juice, you've already got in GOBS of fiber, plenty of protein, low glycemic carbs, and fat free dairy. Ok, I'll shut up now, but really -- it's awesome!!

09-27-2004, 10:48 PM
My goal is to stay on my eating plan for one darn week. Not feeling my best lately so I've been comforting with food. I MUST develop a plan for those times, which are occurring way too frequently lately. :(

09-27-2004, 10:48 PM
Thanks for all the ideas on breakfast..It seems to be the hardest part of the day for me!!!

09-28-2004, 12:39 AM
I've heard many of you ranting and raving about Kashi Go Lean Crunch, and believe me, I've searched everywhere up here. I've found other Kashi Cereals but not this one! Fellow Canadians - Have you seen this anywhere?

09-28-2004, 01:32 PM
SO. . . are we supposed to check in once a day or at the end of the week? Well since I do not know, I'll check in now. Yesterday was my first day in this challange. So I did great. Yesterday I drank 120oz water, and stayed on program. I did not get my work out in, but am going to try to get something in today.

Hope everyone did great,

09-28-2004, 01:58 PM
I also did really well yesterday..well except for the water thing...I am working on it:) I walked 1.5 miles last night, did I mention it was like 90 degrees out! Felt like I just climbed a Mt., but in all it was fun!

09-28-2004, 05:17 PM
Bella, whatever you want! I think most of us check in every day. It personally helps me stay on track. Congrats on the good day! Luvbean, you too! Good job on the walk. Water can be hard to get in. What I try to do is have some with each meal, including breakfast. If I start early in the day, it's a piece of cake to get it all in there.

How is everyone else doing? Day 2 I'm still going strong- I just got back from my workout. Unfortunately it was abridged because I ran into someone and had a second "lunch" (consisting of veggies and some cereal, which actually wasn't a bad idea) and I had to run back here to get to work (I was late, oops.) I'm not sure about cals, haven't tallied yet, but exercise is good, need to get a lot of water though, I've forgotten to take my water bottle with me to class so I only had some at lunch. Whoops!

09-28-2004, 05:54 PM
OK, i had a tough day.....my dad called early in the morning to say my mum was taken to hospital last night....luckily, they discharged her late this morning, and think she is OK, just some more tests needed etc. ANYWAY. Amazingly enough I discovered comfort-exercise.....I was working at home today, so I headed to the gym for 10 mins cardio, lower body resistance work, and 30 mins swimming. And I feel so much better for it! Been chomping away healthily too.......I feel like I am getting back in that groove....yeah!

09-28-2004, 11:16 PM
Claire, I'm really sorry to hear about your mom. It sounds like she will be okay, but it's still quite a scare! I hope you and your family are doing okay with everything that is going on.

Comfort exercise is great. COngrats on getting back in the groove.

09-29-2004, 02:04 PM
Claire, hope your mum's ok -- I'm really sorry to hear that your family had a scare. Keep us posted! And CONGRATULATIONS on the healthy and self-loving responses to an event that could have ellicited a different reaction altogether!!! Yay, you!

I did my power mile with weights this morning. I didn't get a chance to do the weights last night, so I'm not sure yet if I can get through the whole session, but I'm going to try tonight. So that's 1 mile (of 5 for the challenge and 2 for the week,) with the weights workout pending. I'll update later......great job everybody! :D

09-29-2004, 02:29 PM
Hope all is well with your Mum now Claire!
Well I've kept up with the water but have been a bit rubbish and have done no exercise since starting this challenge. SO I'M DOING WORSE THAN I USUALLY DO!!!! I won't insult you with excuses but I will be getting up at 5.45 am to do a leslie special!!! Meet me here tomorrow and I'll have better news for you all!
You are all fabulous and you spur me on!

09-29-2004, 04:45 PM
Have been doing pretty good this week eating wise. The water thing I need to work on. I was not able to go on a walk last night and tonight I have training class with one of my pugs, which requires us to run around the ring for an hour. I suppose that would count for my walk!

Until tomorrow....

09-29-2004, 07:33 PM
Hey guys

Thanks for the good wishes about my mum.....she seems fine, it was what is called a TIA (don't ask me what that stands for), was hopefully a one-off incident - she is seeing a neuroconsultant on Saturday, and they will organise some tests, so we shall see. She's lost a day's memory, which is freaking her out, understandably....

Well, I'm still just about in that groove.....walked for 20 mins today, and ran for 2 trains....and ate pretty healthily too.

Planning to hit the gym and pool tomorrow.....

09-29-2004, 09:16 PM
I've heard many of you ranting and raving about Kashi Go Lean Crunch, and believe me, I've searched everywhere up here. I've found other Kashi Cereals but not this one!
Celina, if you're able to buy just regular Kashi Go Lean (not Crunch) I'd get it, because it's wonderful and it's better for you than the KGL Crunch. I don't eat the Crunch, I eat it (with my All Bran Extra Fiber) and it's sooooooooo GOOD!

09-29-2004, 11:18 PM
Hey Claire!! Hope your mum is doing better..

Almost nurse here (took the courses never followed through with boards etc.) I'll tell you what I know about TIA.. This info is based on my studies so don't take it as medical advice etc set in stone and it may be totally different for your mum. In other words, not medical advice of any sort just offering my knowlege on the topic to help you understand what may be going on :)

Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischemic attack is usually caused by temporary interruption of blood to a part of the brain and results in a sudden, brief decrease in brain functionality. It is only for a brief period of time. It is also usually a "freak" occurance and many don't experience it again. It's good she's following up with a specialist to check it all out. In most cases the patient is fine and continues on normally. Since she doesn't remember that day, that's more than likely the part of the brain the disturbace or interruption of blood flow affected. I'm sure she'll be fine. One thing I get irritated about is when the nurse/physician tries to explain what happened in medical lingo.. sure makes it hard for the "lay person" to interperet. Hope this helps! Keep us posted.

09-29-2004, 11:46 PM
Alright, I'm bad.. so I haven't even started the challenge yet.. But, I'm sitting here making a new plan that starts ASAP! I must get back in control and on plan. I know I can do it.. I've just chose not to for the last couple weeks... and I've had it. :) So, my big RE-START day is October 1st - FRIDAY. I'm aiming for almost all 4 point days... and I'm gonna do it!

09-30-2004, 12:00 AM
Well today I got my workout in, and it was it a very hard one, lol. I have also drank over 120 oz of water and was on program today. I am very happy with myself!

Hope every one else had a good day.

Celena, good luck with your restart. You will do great!!! Just believe in yourself.

Claire, good luck with your mom! I know first hand how hard it is when your mom gets sick! My blessings are with you!

Well that is it for me, I'll check in again tomorrow.

09-30-2004, 02:23 AM
Yeah everyone! two days! we are doing great! and Celina, don't fret about starting late. heh, that rhymes.

I did extremely well today... i made it to 45 straight minutes on the cross trainer, at resistence level 10 for the first 30 minutes, and 8 afterwards. i've never done that before. i always tried to split it up, and almost never did 45 full minutes, so yippie!

had a few tootsie rolls, but great otherwise in the eating department.

09-30-2004, 02:39 AM
Its 6.44 - I've just finished Leslie so I've done one!!!!! off to work!

09-30-2004, 12:10 PM
Checking in today.....

Last night was alot of fun at training class with Emma (my 15 month old Pug) and they had us running. I have not sweat that much in a long time. Anyways, is there some sort of device that I can wear that measures the distance. I would be curious to see how much we truly run each week in one of these classes? Eating is going well, I am keeping it at about 1350 cals a day and the water..Well I am still working on it, i had 2 large glasses yesterday, so that is better than none. Any suggestions on how to drink lots of water and enjoy it?

Until tomorrow....

09-30-2004, 05:16 PM
Gretchen - thanks so much for that info on TIA.....it seems to be what the Dr said too, which is reassuring. Its hard though, because my mum is really shaken up - she's had a really tough year healthwise, and didn't need this! Still, fingers crossed the tests will turn out OK...

As to me, I'm happy to report that I just came back from the gym - 20 mins cardio, upper body resistance work, and 10 min swim. Also walked 20 mins today, so I'm feeling good. Happily eating healthily too, so I think I'lle just pop off and polish up my halo!!!!

09-30-2004, 09:36 PM
Hey ladies! Looks like a good job so far, congrats everyone.

Luv, when I was still getting used to water (which I now LOVE) I added lemon and a little bit of splenda. it's delicious!

I ate a little more than I bargained for today... does anyone know why I'd get REALLY HUNGRY after waking up from a nap? I can't figure it out!

I had my last training session at the gym, so I did about 55 minutes of full body weights and 45 minutes of cross trainer. So I guess the "extra" 300 calories were burned off, but still!
How's everyone else?

09-30-2004, 11:19 PM
Today I got those time of month cravings but I only went 8 points over and counted them as my weekly points allowance. I also did work out, but only about a point or so worth. I had class tonight and on our break I ran up 50 steps and then back down.

Water sucked today! But I'm going to try to at least get my min. in tonight and float my way to bed, lol.

Have a good evening all,

10-01-2004, 05:49 PM
Happy to say I went to the gym this evening.....15 mins cardio, lower body resistance work, 15 min swim.....also walked for 20 mins today......and ate healthily. I'm feeling great!!!!!!!!!!!

10-02-2004, 01:19 AM
So far I've walked 3 miles this week -- and tonight my new Leslie Sansone "Walkblaster" Ramp and DVD's arrived! Very exciting! Walking works the quads, and the ramp (like a stepper but easier on the knees) works the hams and the glutes....so lunges and push-offs are incorporated in her high intensity walking routine. I'll let you know how I like it!

10-02-2004, 02:26 AM
I wanna join too.. sorta late.. I've been so crazy busy I haven't a whole lot of time to read all the new posts (holy hanna this place is hoppin'!). I started on Wednesday, and am doing WW, and trying to walk 1.5km's up my huge.. steep.. horrible.. scary mountain 4-5 times a week. I currently walk down it everyday.. up is better though! So my goals are to stay within my points, eat more veggies and get some exercise! I've been doing good so far! Sounds like you all have been doing good too! :)

On another note, anyone know how the WW activity points work? I'm following WW without going to meetings or really anything, I got the first book and figure out the rest on my own (I went to school to get a degree in health and fitness).

10-02-2004, 08:34 AM
HI guys,
I'd love to join in your challenge thread, as I have had a real case of the blahs for the past few weeks, I've been sticking to my plan religiously in the week, but tend to fall off it at the weekends which is a pain.

I go swimming every morning before work, but I like to do a couple of step classes in the week too, which I have skipped for the past two weeks - I've been tired and v. busy at work, which I have been using as an excuse. The stupid thing is once I'm at the class, I love it, but getting my butt there in the first place has become a problem.

SO...next week I am going to do my class on Monday and Wednesday evening...no excuses.

I think the problem is I'm off to Crete in a fortnight, and I'm slipping into holiday mode. Also, my weightloss has dropped off to a steady pound a week, which I KNOW is perfect, but subconsicously if I don't lose two/three pounds like I did in the beginning, I feel like I've failed.

I shouldn't beat myself up about that, but hey, I want to hit my goal NOW!!

Anyway, I'm going to try and be as motivated as you all are, and see how good I can be before my holls (can't wait for all that lovely Greek food!!)

10-02-2004, 03:21 PM
Just back from swimming........and I am feelin' good!.....Particularly since I just heard that my mum, who had a TIA on Monday, has seen the consultant and he says she is fine, no need to worry etc etc. Such a relief....

10-03-2004, 01:13 PM
Sarah, let us know about the vid! I'd like to invest in some, but I can never find a consensus on what's the best.

Swimgirl, glad you're joining! As for the activity points, I know ww has changed since I tried it... but I *think* there was some kind of point-earn calculator that had you put in the intensity and time of your workout and it would be 1-3ish points per half hour. Sorry I don't know the details; maybe you can find it online, I found a point calculator somewhere. I might be completely off since I know ww has changed a lot, but thought I'd chime in with my idiocy.

Katey, hey! We're here to help and encourage. If you want to join in, go right ahead. Don't feel badly if you're not doing as well as you would like. There's always room for improvement. What a great vacation too! Hope you have a blast.

Claire, so glad to hear about Mumsy! ;) AND the excercise. Good for you!

I've been a bad girl this weekend. Friday wasn't *so* bad, I had my workout (not as logn as I'd have liked but i forgot to bring socks... yucky!) and chinese broccoli w/ garlic sauce, so it was a bit off. Yesterday was all screwed up because I"m stressed, ate like a hog, and I didn't get my stupid workout. I'll be good today though. I don't know if I'll make it to the gym (work until 4, then a 400 page book to read, eek!) but I"ll try my damndest.

10-03-2004, 01:54 PM
How'd I miss this?? Ok.. I'm in! So far this month I've got 13 miles of true walking (not my leslie) in. I love the Leslie routines but there really is something different about walking. I take very large strides and I can really feel it in my glutes. I am going to do the Leslie routine every day and when I can, I'm also going to add in my jogging outside. I signed up for my first real walkathon. Coming up in May. I've got to get to training! I took my dog with me today, he keeps me at a really great pace for jogging! I feel a little winded, this was the first time I actually jogged! We did about 1.5 miles. Thats good to start!! Here's to my new goal... :) Good Luck all!

10-03-2004, 11:44 PM
Hey!! I have been a VERY good girl all weekend :) I stayed within my WW points things.. woowee! I have even been getting some great workouts in... yesterday I was running late so I ran for 5 minutes to the bus.. teehee.. ran 5 minutes walked 10 (stupid bus stop so far away!). And then after work I hiked up my hill, which is 25 minutes of heart pounding excitement.. or is that just me having a heart attack? Anywho.. I also ran for the bus this morning.. it's becoming a regular workout for me ;) My water isn't up to par, but I am trying!! I need to move somewhere more flat.. because this hill just gets to me.. I can usually handle going for walks.. but just knowing at the END of my walk I have to climb up here.. it hurts! I'm going to stop complaining now.. because I know there are some people out there that would like to be able to hike this mountain .. on a side note.. am I skinny yet? ;)