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barbmarie
02-15-2005, 06:40 PM
We lost 92lbs for Valentines Day!!!
Let's do it again.......

My goal is to lose 9lbs by St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Anyone want to join me?


Barbmarie 163/163/154


jdoggmartin
02-15-2005, 06:49 PM
I'm so with you, Barbmarie! I'm going to aim for a 5-pound loss by March 17, which will put me at 168. Let's do this!

Barbmarie 163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168

PRPrincessJ
02-15-2005, 07:47 PM
Sounds like a great incentive to me!!! Put me down for 10lbs!!


Barbmarie 163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238


(oooh my numbers are terrible....I feel like crying)


Talisman
02-15-2005, 08:19 PM
I'm in! Put me down as having a goal of 177; I've got to get past this plateau!

nibs
02-15-2005, 08:58 PM
I'm game Barbmarie. Put me in for 9 lbs. That'll get me down to 145 lbs.
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St. Patrick's goal - 9lbs to go!!!!

Turtle025
02-15-2005, 09:15 PM
I'm absolutely in. I'm going for a goal of 10 lbs down by St. Pat's day. That'll put me at 173, whoo hoo!

Barbmarie 163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/183/173

nibs
02-15-2005, 10:26 PM
I'm so excited to get started for this challenge. I tried the Valentine Challenge but didn't really TRY!!!.....So I am determined to do it this time.
Good luck everyone.. :)

marie.
02-16-2005, 01:32 PM
I'm in for 8 on this one....

barbmarie
02-17-2005, 04:11 AM
Adding Marie...

Barbmarie:163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/183/173
Marie: 185/185/177

Turtle025
02-17-2005, 04:25 PM
I am going away this weekend to visit my boyfriend and keeping my fingers crossed because it's always so much harder to eat well when I'm not at home. I come back Tues. morning and have decided that my goal for these next few days will be to just maintain and not to anything crazy, then work really hard when I come back. Wish me luck!

Reveille
02-17-2005, 04:59 PM
I'd like to be in on this as well, if I can. Put me down for 8 pounds loss by St. Pat's day. :)

barbmarie
02-19-2005, 04:32 AM
Reveille-
Welcome!! Let me know your current weight and goal and I'll add you in.

barbmarie
02-21-2005, 02:33 PM
Barbmarie:163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/183/173
Marie: 185/185/177
Reville: 231/231/223

I am skipping my weight this week, gave myself a BYE for TOM. I usually update on Sundays. I am thinking about a Fat Fast, has anyone tried that to jumpstart things?

insekur
02-21-2005, 04:45 PM
I would like to join the St. Patrick Day Challenge, Put me down for 1o-12lbs

Sonnet
02-21-2005, 10:32 PM
Hi. I'm joining in. These challenges are good for me. I added you in insekur. :)

Barbmarie:163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/183/173
Marie: 185/185/177
Reville: 231/231/223
Sonnet: 0 of 10 pounds lost
insekur: 0 of 10-12 loss

Kim in NJ
02-22-2005, 11:20 PM
Oh can I join in too please????
My son will be 5 weeks old this Thursday and I need to get back on track with low-carbing. I can't do induction because of nursing him, but I can stop eating all the jelly beans and italian bread that I find within arms reach. I started back today and it's now 10:20PM here and I could DIE for something sweet!!!! I hate the "getting over the sugar cravings" part - but I know that once I get there I'll feel 100% better. Now I have no idea about a goal - so I'm going to say 7 lbs. is what I'll shoot for. Hopefully I can do that while still producing a good enough milk supply. We'll try it.

Barbmarie:163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/183/173
Marie: 185/185/177
Reville: 231/231/223
Sonnet: 0 of 10 pounds lost
insekur: 0 of 10-12 loss
KiminNJ: 236/236/229

Sonnet
02-23-2005, 01:08 AM
Yea Kim, glad you're joining in! :cheer: Oh, this is the first time I've heard you had your baby son. Congrats! :D (me, Barbie101)

Uggamugga4
02-23-2005, 05:39 PM
Hi girls! I wanna join this challenge too. Here are my current stats : 180/180/175

barbmarie
02-24-2005, 09:19 PM
Welcome Carrie and good luck!!!

Barbmarie:163/163/154
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/183/173
Marie: 185/185/177
Reville: 231/231/223
Sonnet: 0 of 10 pounds lost
insekur: 0 of 10-12 loss
KiminNJ: 236/236/229
Carrie: 180/180/175

marie.
02-25-2005, 02:51 PM
Im glad to see no ones weighin in ( yet) Im fully back into ketosis, but not gonna weigh until the two weeks is up
Good luck to everyone!

LaDean
02-25-2005, 08:16 PM
Hi, can i join in this challenge to. i am at goal but i want to go below my goal. so a total of 5 lbs to lose LaDean

Turtle025
02-26-2005, 02:34 PM
Latest update on my weight situation:
Since beginning the St. Patricks day challenge on February 15th, I've lost a total of two lbs, bringing me from 183 to 181. I was hoping to have lost closer to 4 or 5 lbs by now, but I think that my weight loss is starting to slow down. (I've lost 19 lbs total since 1/1/05) Soooo, I'm going to change my goal because I don't think I'm realistically going to lose 10 lbs by the 17th and I'd rather not make myself crazy by stressing out in an attempt to. My new goal is to lose 7 lbs and reach a weight of 176.

barbmarie
02-28-2005, 05:30 AM
Barbmarie:163/163/158
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/183/176
Marie: 185/185/177
Reville: 231/231/223
Sonnet: 0 of 10 pounds lost
insekur: 0 of 10-12 loss
KiminNJ: 236/236/229
Carrie: 180/180/175
LaDean: 0 of 5 pounds lost

Added LaDean, Welcome! Updated your goal turtle, mine too, lol.

I am changing my goal to 5lbs. Been a crazy week..................

Its Monday!!! Back on tract!!!

Turtle025
03-01-2005, 03:38 PM
This forum seems so quiet... Where is everybody and how are you guys doing? My goal is not going well. I am STILL at 181 (Only 2 lbs lost since Feb. 15th. That was 2 weeks ago!) and the scale doesn't look like it's planning to move anytime soon. I don't know why I'm having such an unsuccessful couple of weeks. I haven't been eating differently and I've been hitting the gym at least 3 times a week. And I'm sooo close to being in the 170's, where I have not been for a loooong time. If I could just see 179 I'd be so happy. Grrrrr!!!!!

Sonnet
03-01-2005, 09:04 PM
Hi everyone :D Congratulations to all. :bravo:

Hi Turtle, I'm still here and working on this goal. I think it's great you've lost a couple of pounds. :clap: :cp: :bravo:

I've lost one just one pound. :^:

Until this past Valentine's Day goal, I have never met a diet goal because I never know what to make it or get stressed about it. :stress: So maybe it's me dumbing down to my dieting failures, but I've had to change my way of thinking. :o Now for the first time I've just gone for it and set these small goals and worked towards them. So not to not put pressure on myself, I feel whatever I lose on this goal is good even if it's half of it or a few pounds. I wonder if I'm fooliing myself and confused on what a goal is. :lol: But at this point, as long as I go down, I'll be happy. After regaining so much back, I can't go that way again. This next goal is keeping me in the right direction, that's for sure.

Turtle025
03-02-2005, 01:13 AM
Thanks Sonnet and congratulations on your loss too. Reading your post really helped because I was starting to go a little crazy. ;) I guess I've just gotta remind myself that any weight loss is progress and not making my goal doesn't mean I'm a failure. Some days though, I swear I wanna take a sledgehammer to my scale, lol. I think you've found a great way of looking at things, just taking each loss as an achievement and not stressing out so much about making your body do what you've decided it should. (That's what my problem is! I can't accept that just because I WANT to lost 7 lbs and I think I SHOULD doesn't mean it's automatically going to happen.) Anyway, you've got a great attitude which I will try to imitate! :) Thanks for the encouragement, (It was much needed)
Turtle

Kim in NJ
03-02-2005, 09:10 PM
Is everyone like me??? I'm here - BUT I can't bear to go near the scale because I am finding it VERY tough to get back on track.

Today I was supposed to weigh in - but for the past week I've started each day "gung ho" only to find myself at 3PM munching on something bad. OK - when I get the nerve I will get back on the scale but it might not be until next Wed. Actually next Monday I have my appt. with the Dr. that pushed me into Atkins 2 years ago. I know he'll have words for me but this time I can squirt him with fresh brea$tmilk!!!!! :lol:

Sonnet
03-03-2005, 01:57 AM
Barbmarie:163/163/158
Jina: 173/173/168
Julia:248/248/238
Talisman: 183/183/177
Nibs: 154/154/145
Turtle: 183/181/176
Marie: 185/185/177
Reville: 231/231/223
Sonnet: 1 of 10 pounds lost
insekur: 0 of 10-12 loss
KiminNJ: 236/236/229
Carrie: 180/180/175
LaDean: 0 of 5 pounds lost

I subtracted Turtle's 2 pounds and my 1 pound here :)

Sonnet
03-03-2005, 02:38 AM
Oh thanks Turtle, I never think of myself of saying anything that helps anyone with their diet. That's so nice of you. I feel so good to be with such understanding dieters who are going through what I am. :grouphug:


Hi Kim, Oh, You cracked me up so much saying that! :lol: LOL LOL LOL
I know what you mean, and I made the mistake of weighing today. I had a set back and showed a gain. :devil: I will continue on. :o :sp: :doh: :jeno: :dunno:

Hey Barbmarie, You will do great! I know you can! :cp:

Sonnet
03-03-2005, 10:55 PM
I finally had a "perfect" OP day today. :cb: :dancer: I go to town tomorrow, so I will need good thoughts that I will not get a sandwich with bread. I need to get a burger, no bun. :tape:

barbmarie
03-05-2005, 04:37 PM
Is everyone like me??? I'm here - BUT I can't bear to go near the scale because I am finding it VERY tough to get back on track.


I have been on a "binge" all week. I guess I really am a carb addict. Why can't I get back on track? I had been having no problems since December! But since last week I just can't do it anymore.
Every morning this week I think - today is the day. What is wrong with me?

Turtle025
03-07-2005, 10:06 PM
It's ok barbmarie, just take it one step at a time. Don't beat yourself up over the bad days, everyone has them and when you realize that this is a lifestyle change you just have to know that everday won't go the way it should. Don't give up on getting back on track! Just keep telling yourself that today is gonna be the day you return to your plan and then DO IT. Everytime you're tempted, remind yourself that you're just trying to go one day without cheating. Take it one day at a time and before you know it you'll have gone a week eating the way you should. I believe in you and you should too! :goodluck:

barbmarie
03-08-2005, 05:15 AM
Thanks Turtle. You seem to be doing well this challenge. I don't think anyone is as gung ho as they were for the one after all the NewYears Resolutions!!
I went to Sams today to stock up supplies. Actually looking forward to it now, But staying far away from the scale.

P.S. Just had a case of Girl Scout cookies delivered. Gonna freeze them fast to keep me out of them!!!

Turtle025
03-10-2005, 10:19 AM
The scale has FINALLY moved! THANK GOD!

Turtle025
03-14-2005, 01:20 AM
As far as I know, I am currently 2 lbs from goal and I am HOPING for a really good loss by Thursday to get me there. Well see what happens. How is everyone else doing???Haven't heard from you guys in a while...

Kim in NJ
03-14-2005, 02:13 AM
Just thought I'd ask.... is this challenge for St. Patrick's Day of 2005, or 2006? :lol:

This is such a tough time of year. Girl Scout cookies followed by Jelly Beans. Oh I LOVE Jelly Beans!!!! How come there is no holiday celebrated with sardines or cow's tongue? See I would do GREAT on those challenges.

Boo Hoo Hoo.....Goodnight all.

Turtle025
03-14-2005, 01:47 PM
I hear you about those Girl Scout cookies, Kim. There are boxes and boxes and boxes in my house right now and every time I pass them they call my name. I'm resisting but it's definitely not easy. And my mind keeps telling me "But they're here so rarely. You won't have the chance to have them again for a while. Go ahead, a box of Thin Mints won't hurt." lol. Darn Girl Scouts!

Turtle025
03-17-2005, 01:11 PM
Well, it's St. Patrick's Day, meaning the challenege is oooooover. I weighed in at 178 this morning, meaning I lost 5 lbs this month. Not my goal of 7 lbs, but still not so bad. How did everybody else do?

marie.
03-17-2005, 03:53 PM
I lost 5 of mine....Im ready for the next challenge...hmmm, maybe Arbor day? when is that? nobody wants to eat a tree....

Sonnet
03-25-2005, 06:35 PM
I'm a little late getting back to this challenge, but I lost 5 lbs. I'm not unhappy I only lost half. It's all good. :D Congrats to everyone who did the challenge. Let's plan another...

Marie, good idea...not to eat the tree, LOL ...Arbor Day does sound good to me...April 29th.
How about it, and then we can even plant a tree or plant. :D