Support Groups - ~~The Thin Group Labor Day Challenge~~

06-07-2001, 12:57 PM
Hi all you Thinsters,
I was thinking about starting a 4th Of July Challenge, but thought twice about it cause the 4th is in only about a month. So I thought that there is a few months till Labor Day so there is a bigger block of time to get where we want to go, weight wise. So how about it guys?

My goal I think since it is 3 months away will be say to lose 10 lbs. That will be good for me. I also want to get back to where I was 100 % with exercise, water and even journaling-which has ALWAYS been my weakness from the get-go on Weight Watchers. So come on guys where do you want to be at the end of summer? Join us and let us know what your goal is. Also please keep on posting to tell us how you are coming along. :rolleyes:

Sassy Sharon :love:

06-07-2001, 01:14 PM
Here I am Sharon! Perfect timeing!

Well, 10 lbs would be great for me - I would have my 10 lb ribbon AND my 10% keychain! So 10 lbs for me. Also, I need to get back to my strict everyday journaling (I've missed a few days here and there the past couple weeks) NOT a good thing! I need to also work on more exercising - Water is not a problem for me! I drink tons every day!

I also started a new food journal thread ... I'm going to journal on it every day (except when we are up at the cabin - then I will just journal in my WW journal book every day)!

OK - come on guys - come join Sharon and I in the Labor Day Challenge! WE CAN DO THIS!

Love, CJ :^: :cool: :) :smug: :lol: :s: :D

Labor Day Goal Wt: 167
Lbs to Goal: 10

06-07-2001, 08:47 PM

I'll join the challenge. I've lost 15 lbs. in the last two months and would like to lose another 15 lbs. by Labor Day. I'll also start exercising more. I'll report in weekly with my progress.

Let hear from the rest of you!


06-10-2001, 08:46 AM
Well, we're just about "on our way" ... going to be up north for over 2 weeks so am going to work really hard to stay OP! Wish me luck everyone! Going to try to hit the meeting up there for weigh-in ... that should keep me on the straight and narrow! See ya when we get back! Love you guys! Hope to see more smiling faces in our Labor Day Challenge too when I get back home.

Love, CJ

06-11-2001, 07:04 PM
Well I did fairly well today at my Weight Watchers meeting. I lost 1.2 lbs so I am on my way to my 10 lb loss by the 4th of July. I have tried this week and have been getting back on track. So this week I will really try and see if I can get some more weight off toward my goal. I have also been pretty good about exercising-about 4 times this week and drinking my water. Not so great in journaling though. Will try harder this week!

How is everyone doing so far guys? Trish-Great you have joined us. How have things been going for you this week? Let us know, hopefully great. You have done so well with your 15 lb loss. YOU DID IT ONCE YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN!

Hey CJ, glad you joined too. I knew you would. I know you love a challenge as do I. Have fun at the cabin, enjoy yourself, do you best and that will be enough. See you when you get back.

Come on and join in with CJ, Trish and myself Thinsters. This can only help us get to where we want to be. Hope to see lots of others in here soon. It is not too later to jump on the bandwagon. COME ONE COME ALL!

See you later, Sassy Sharon :cool:

06-17-2001, 12:04 AM
Okay I am in. I want to be below 240.:D That means I will have to lose 8lbs. If I am realllllllyyyyy lucky, I will be close to 230 by Labor Day. I will weigh in again sometime this week. I will TRY to make myself start exercising AGAIn:s: See you soon:smug: Mary Kay

06-19-2001, 02:51 PM
I just posted on the "usual" Thin Group thread that today is my 1-year anniversary of joining (this time around) WW. I've lost 35 lbs. and was hoping to be at 150 by my 40th b-day exactly 3 months from today. Um, don't think it's going to happen.

But I'm in on the Labor Day challenge. To get to 150, I'd have to lose something like another 17-20 lbs. in 3 months. (Don't even know my official weight at this moment! Think it's 167.) Don't think it's going to happen. But I really needed to get into this challenge today so here I am.

I've averaged almost 3 lbs. a month for the past year. I want to "up" that average to 4 lbs. a month up to my b-day in mid-September. That would be 12 lbs. by my b-day so I think it's safe to hope for 10 lbs. by Labor Day.

How's that for logic? :rolleyes:

06-23-2001, 11:07 AM

I've lost 6 lbs. since joining the challenge for a total of 21 lbs.! Since Labor Day is still ten weeks away, I should be able to meet my goal of 15 lbs. by Labor Day / 30 lbs. total.

Jo, 35 lbs. loss is great! I bet you can lose 10 more by Labor Day.

MaryKay, glad to see you joining us in the challenge.

Sharon and CJ, how are you doing?

Come on everyone, join the challenge!


07-02-2001, 06:47 PM
Hey just wanted to report in before going back up to the cabin. I have stayed OP - even got some exercising in (walking and bike riding). My goal is to lose 10 lbs by Labor Day and I am happy to report that I have lost 2 1/4 lbs towards that goal.

Labor Day goal wt: 167
Lbs to Goal: 7 3/4

Love, CJ

07-06-2001, 11:08 AM

Since my last update, I've lost 3 more lbs. for a total of 9 lbs. for this challenge. I've lost a total of 24 lbs. overall. That leaves 6 more lbs. to lose by Labor Day.

CJ, nice job losing 2 1/4 lbs! I bet you'll lose 10 by Labor Day.

Sharon, did you lose 10 lbs. by 4th of July?

MaryKay and Jo, how are you doing?


07-06-2001, 12:11 PM
Well, here I am guys! :o Totally embarassed by my weight gain - up to 180 lbs when I began WW123, again, on July 4th. That is more than I weighed when I joined the Thin Group 2 1/2 years ago. I think it is time to discard all those old numbers and begin again fresh at 180 lbs.

I would really like to lose 10lbs by Labor Day. That gives me about 2 months to do so. It would be terrific if it were more, but I am like CJ and lose very slowly as a rule.

So if you don't mind, I will join you in this challenge. I really need a lot of support right now. This will be Day #3 for me and feeling better and more positive. Good luck to all of us! Love, G:)

07-06-2001, 04:15 PM
Hello All
May I join your challenge though as I'm in UK I don't know when Labour Day is. I am due at the doctors on Monday for my latest weigh in so I will let you know my weight after that and tell you what I hope to achieve.

07-06-2001, 05:23 PM
Hi there, Cherrycoke. Welcome. Nice to have you with us.

In answer to your question - Labor Day is September 3rd, both in Canada and the U.S.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Love, G :)

07-09-2001, 12:42 PM
hello all
I've just come back from the doctors and I've lost another 7lbs, that makes 28lbs since 30 April 01. I am really pleased with myself.

My present weight is 251lbs and I aim to lose another 10 by Labour Day.

Heres hoping:rolleyes:

07-13-2001, 10:24 PM
Hello Ladies! :wave:

Count me in for 10 lbs by Labor Day! I'm not happy with my current weight (258 :eek: ) but that's why we are all here!! So I'll work on those 10 lbs!

Good luck ladies!

Sylvia :D

07-25-2001, 02:12 AM
Checking in real quick ... Am down another 3/4 lb making that 3 lbs down towards my goal - 7 lbs to go. Have been getting in small daily walks (1/2 mile to the mailbox and back at the cabin here ... and I walk it every day) and yes, I do get mail up here too!

Welcome to our group cherrycoke! Hope everyone is doing well with their challenge.

Labor Day goal wt: 167
Lbs lost: 3
Lbs to Goal: 7

(If I can get to 166 1/2 that will give me my 10% for WW)

Love, CJ

07-26-2001, 12:27 PM
Well, went to WW this morning and was another 1/2 lb down ... that makes 11 lbs total and only 6 more to go to make my goal. I'm so excited ... I never did good on these goals before! I have even dug out some summer dresses from last year that didn't fit me, and I can wear them now. Pretty soon they are going to be "TOO BIG".

Good luck to everyone on their challenge. I will be home on the 22nd of Aug ... will report back then.

Labor Day goal wt: 167
Lbs to lose: 10
Lbs lost: 4
Lbs to Goal: 6

Love, CJ

07-27-2001, 11:55 AM

It's been a while since I've checked into this thread. My total for this challenge is 11 lbs. (26 lbs. total). That means I have to lose 4 more lbs. to make my goal of 15 lbs. (30 lbs. total) by Labor Day. My progress has slowed down in the last few weeks. I'll have to try harder for the next month.


08-04-2001, 12:48 PM
I haven't been doing very well and the scale seems to be going the wrong way-UP! I am about 4 lbs up since the challenge started so I probally won't make the challenge this time. But I am not gonna quite trying and am struggling to get back on track again. I have been exercising and trying to get all my water in and eat right. So far so good and hope it continues this summer. I will get there and will not quite trying.

My son was just in here and I told him I am going the wrong way and comitted to lose 10 lbs and he just told me that "Now I have to lose 14" What a guy, he is 20 and a really funny guy and I just laughed and said "Dan you really know how to make me feel better" Ha Ha I guess I have to keep my sense of humor don't I? Oh well I will keep at it.

But I just wanted to post to let you guys know how great you were doing.

CJ-What can I say-11 lbs, that is not only your 10 lb ribbon but an extra pound for the pot. LOL You will make it this time girlfriend with only 6 to go. YOU GO GIRL! I am so proud of you!

Trish-Wow to you too for 11 lbs too. 4 more to go and you are there.

Gail-Hope you are doing fine too. Don't worry we will get back on track, if you are not already. Once we make up our minds WE WILL DO THIS!

How is everyone else doing? Jello, Mary Kay, Sylvia and Cherrycoke?

Take care and hope to hear from more of us Thinsters. Hey good or bad, let us know how you are doing. I fessed up so come on guys, we are here to support one another. There is no shame in trying is there? LOL

Talk to you later, love ya, Sassy Sharon :love:

08-05-2001, 01:40 AM

Well, I just read what I hoped to lose by Labor Day! Boy was I wishing reeeeaaaallllllllyyyyyyy big:o Well, I will be happy to get to 245. I had originally said 240 or less. We, have about what 3 weeks? I sure better get busy trying harder. I can do it I know I can. Will check ;in later. Mary Kay

08-10-2001, 06:23 PM
I went to the doctors yesterday for my first weigh in since 9 July and joy I had lost 12lbs, so I have made my target for Labour Day already. Trouble is I measured myself this morning as I always do the day after a weigh in and there was hardly any difference. I can't help but think that the doctor has made a mistake when weighing me. I go back in 4 weeks on 6 Sept and I'm sure I am going to be disappointed then.

08-13-2001, 04:42 PM
Well, my last weight in was another 1 lb down ... that makes 12 lbs total and only 5 more to go to make my goal. Half way there!

Labor Day goal wt: 167
Lbs to lose: 10
Lbs lost: 5
Lbs to Goal: 5

Love, CJ

08-17-2001, 10:37 AM
My total for this challenge is 12.5 lbs. (27.5 overall). That means I have 2 1/2 weeks to lose 2.5 lbs. to meet my goal of 15 lbs. (30 overall). I should be able to do that if I'm careful!


08-17-2001, 12:11 PM
Hi Everyone!

Good to see so many people doing so well. Keep up the good work and Congratulations on your losses!

I was a little late joining this challenge and later at getting my act together. So far am down 4 lbs. I said that I would lose 10 lbs. by Labor Day. Well, at this rate, that won't happen, but I sure am happy to be on the right track once again.

Good luck to all of you. Love, G :)

08-23-2001, 11:40 AM
Well, Another 1/2 lb down ... weigh-in today said I am down 12 1/2 lbs .... I probably won't make my 10 lb goal, but I'm over 1/2 way there and that is an accomplishment in itself!

Gail, 4 lbs - great job! Keep doing whatever you are doing, it obviously is working!

Trish - you too! You can do it!

Well, here are my stats:

Labor Day goal wt: 167
Lbs to lose: 10
Lbs lost: 5 1/2
Lbs to Goal: 4 1/2

Love, CJ

sweet tooth
09-04-2001, 06:40 PM
I discovered the challenge too late to join, but want to know how everone did. Come on, you deserve some bouquets here!

09-08-2001, 07:32 PM
Hi sweet tooth! I didn't make my goal for labor day but got almost 1/2 way there and that is better than nothing! I'm going to try to get the rest gone by the end of September! Thanks for asking ... how about everyone else??? Come on - fess up!

Love, CJ

09-09-2001, 10:15 AM

I lost 14 lbs. for a total of 29 lbs. overall, only one lb. short of my goal. Is anyone ready for a new challenge?


09-09-2001, 02:45 PM
Hi guys,
Well I not only didn't make my Labor Day goal but ended up going the wrong way instead. But didn't get on the stick the woman I am. HA HA HA HA

Congratulations to all that have made you goal. To CJ, my gosh you did an amazing job with your weight loss and half is better than nothing and than some like I did. LOL To Trish, what a wonderful job you did as well. As far as I am concerned to miss it by one pound is so good and I think you made it cause with all you lost you are a winner in my book.

Well guys I am for a new challenge. What will it be this time around? I usually do good till Thanksgiving hits than I tend to fall apart so I could really use a challenge to keep me on the straight and narrow so maybe it can go till Thanksgiving to give us a good start. So maybe it can be a Thanksgiving challenge and hey I think I will go start one right now. Anyone game?????

Take care and look for the new challenge and hope everyone joins in.

Love ya, Sassy Sharon :wave: