Support Groups - Week at a Time Challenge #26 - 1 Week Till Christmas!




mscat816
12-19-2005, 10:48 PM
The object of this thread is to take on at least one challenge related to your weight loss goals for 7 days straight. Choose whatever inspires you - a certain amount of water intake, no sugar, 30 minute walks, etc.

I will award accolades for each day you maintain your goal(s), and 7 day winner awards and pounds down at the end of the week. We will begin each challenge on Monday - you can choose a new challenge or repeat any challenge for extra mileage. If you would like to stretch yourself, take on more than one challenge.

We will support each other keeping in mind to stay focussed on our successes and/or challenges of the day and week related to our weight loss. There are plenty of threads where a lot of time is spent on personal stories, so let's try to keep that to a minimum.

December 25 is our newest short-term challenge date - Even if you are not celebrating Christmas feel free to take on that date with us or December 31 (New Year) as the end of the challenge. The object is to strive for consistent weeks of goal achievement resulting in big losses!

mscat-
All that we have is right now.
Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow is not promised, and Someday is not a day of the week!


Sushi Penguin
12-19-2005, 11:53 PM
Hello ladies,
Tuesday afternoon here. Not sure what challenge I am doing this week... whatever it is, I didn't do it yesterday... :lol: :oups:
I'm probably not going to enjoy my appointment with the scale this week... it hasn't happened yet, as the scale has been unavailable (in plain words, locked up in the other washroom, which was in use).

eesabella
12-20-2005, 01:19 PM
Hello Everyone!

I'm going for a 15 minute walk outside every day again!! I did it yesterday, yay!! 1/7 done!

I almost lost a pound - I lost part of a pound. Not enough to move my ticker. Oh well, there is always next week!!

Ees


stagemomx3
12-20-2005, 02:26 PM
Working on my Ab challenge for the week. I declared it Sunday, but today was the first day I actually did my Ab workout, so- Day 1.

deleted
12-20-2005, 04:15 PM
:wreath: Hey girls, well, since I suggested we WEIGH-IN:o every week, I feel I must, and I did!!! 201 lbs., but I can't complain since I've had the Christmas munchies for sure, since going to my sister's, doing the party and coming home! Every day, I say, I WILL be better today, but the holidays are not my best diet times, for sure! :D :wreath:

:santa: I hope you're all enjoying the season, and feeling REALLY MERRY! :santa:

:tree: To all of you who are sticking to your goals, I am SO PROUD of you! :tree:

Sushi Penguin
12-20-2005, 04:57 PM
The appointment with the scale turned out not to be that bad after all - still 140, which is a good thing, given the last few days!

For the rest of this week, I'm going for 4 goals in one challenge: 10 min stationary bike with stretching, PLUS no sweets, PLUS no food after 7 pm, PLUS at least 4 bottles of water.


Good luck to everyone! :cb:

carla49
12-20-2005, 05:59 PM
Wow. All these people suddenly dropping in with challenges! But I'm not one of them. Just not in the mood to really behave, apart from the wine and chocolate bans on the 21-day thread. I did weigh in yesterday, no change from last week. But I'm quite happy with my progress in the past month, so I won't complain, and just hope to maintain for now. Hmmm... some pasta for dinner would be nice...

Toodles, ladies. Maybe after the New Year we can breathe some new life into this thread?

Xer
12-20-2005, 06:48 PM
Hiya! I'm new to this group and.. It's already day two of the week, but I thought I'd do a challenge anyways just to keep myself accountable for! ;)

This week.. or for the rest of the week anyways.. I'm going to try to drink nothing but water or green tea. =D

eesabella
12-20-2005, 08:43 PM
Hello Xer! Welcome to the group! Good luck on your challenge!!

Day 2/7 down! :cheer:

dgpebbles
12-20-2005, 10:46 PM
Hello everyone

Well I've done 2 days so far of no sugars and drinking more water...Hope next week i'll have more energy to start a workout of some sort..:carrot:

Can't wait for my first weigh-in...This site is really helping me stay motivated.

good luck everyone:elf:

eesabella
12-21-2005, 11:02 PM
3/7 days of 15 minute walks done! I was sooo hyped up for this walk! I was speed walking - I should have gone longer, but I still only did 15!

Congratulations on your challenges Pebbles!

Hope everyone else is doing well!

Ees

mscat816
12-22-2005, 01:27 AM
Hi Ladies - something is amiss with the spacebar on the laptop! Aaaugh! Been busy with holiday shopping, mailing etc. May have to give acolades tomorrow with this dumb computer not responding properly - it is taking me forever to type this!

:welcome: Xer to our little group - let us know how you are doing - great challenge!

eesabella :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: for your 3 days of success!

dgpebbles :cheer: :cheer: for 2 days of success this week!

stagemom :cheer: for your first workout - keep it up.

carla - I am like you only worse. At least you are still managing a regular challenge on the 21 day challenge. You go girl!

Sushi - You are maintaining so well -140 is below my goal weight!

Bonnie - Congrats to you. I know it may not seem like a victory but to me you are my hero - just 2 lbs shy of onederland is an accomplishment during this time of year.

Ladies - I did it despite these sticky keys. Have a great Thursday and kick some flab butt this week. I like carla's idea about breathing new life into this thread for the New Year. So if you have any ideas for the Weekly Challenge in 2006 let me know here or feel free to pm me!

Sushi Penguin
12-22-2005, 05:24 AM
Thanks Mscat :)
At this rate, the maintaining isn't going to last long - I'm having a bad week challenge-wise... should I blame it on laziness, or on TOM...?

Hope you're all doing better with your challenges than I am :)

deleted
12-23-2005, 12:28 AM
:tree: Wanted to say hi to all my buddies here ..... hope your week is going well. Don't know when I might get back on here, as my darling granddaughter and her parents will arrive here early tomorrow, and then I will be busy as only an eight-year old can keep you!!! :D We have cookies to roll and decorate tomorrow, and an Igloo cake to make. Grandpa will be doing the gingerbread train with her ... :tree:

:wreath: Mscat, you say the nicest things! I feel so bad that I haven't really lost any weight as I was supposed to before tomorrow, on our latest Christmas challenge!!! But I swear, come the New Year, we will do it! :wreath:

:ginger: Hugs to you all, and Merry Christmas! :ginger:

mscat816
12-23-2005, 02:06 AM
Well Ladies - I weigh exactly the same as I did when I started this challenge in June. It has been an interesting ride - a see saw-a rollercoaster - a yo-yo, up and down and up again. :?: I am so proud of all of you who have lost and those of you who have maintained. I support you and it is my intention to not only stand behind you but stand with you. :strong:

I am not going to stress over the next 2 days with Christmas occuring on Sunday. If we stay at home - I am not worried about Christmas dinner. If we go to MIL's -well I am not going to worry about that either. However, since I am home all next week, it will be the perfect time for me to start something new - Can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. I will be deciding what that something new will be.

Have a great Friday - will check in with you all later!

Xer
12-23-2005, 04:36 PM
Thank you for all the warm welcomes!

I've done my challenge great so far! But.. I've decided to allow myself a layed back Christmas (eve) since it IS the holidays and I've saved a truckload of candy from friends at school. ;) Thus, I don't think consuming only water is going to be on the top of my priority list.. especially since I loooove eggnog! I guess I'll just let my challenge flow over into next week as well. Never a bad time to worry about drinking just water!

Good luck with your challenges everyone! Especially over the holiday!

Sushi Penguin
12-24-2005, 12:42 AM
Well Ladies - I weigh exactly the same as I did when I started this challenge in June. It has been an interesting ride - a see saw-a rollercoaster - a yo-yo, up and down and up again. :?: I am so proud of all of you who have lost and those of you who have maintained. I support you and it is my intention to not only stand behind you but stand with you. :strong:

I am not going to stress over the next 2 days with Christmas occuring on Sunday. If we stay at home - I am not worried about Christmas dinner. If we go to MIL's -well I am not going to worry about that either. However, since I am home all next week, it will be the perfect time for me to start something new - Can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. I will be deciding what that something new will be.

Have a great Friday - will check in with you all later!

Mscat, I dare say the challenge doesn't end on Dec 25th, not even on Dec 31st! And everyone else - let's persist. :) :grouphug:

That being said, I'm not going to stress too much over the next two days either. :)

mscat816
12-24-2005, 03:03 AM
Sushi - hope I did not give the wrong impression. I am not defeated - just paused until after the 25th - then it's on for the race for the 31st and then . . . we will see what is the next weekly challenge goal - probably a weekly countdown to Valentine's Day? What do you think ladies?

For now my challenge begins again on Monday and I am still shooting for a workout and water goal tomorrow.

Nitey Nite!

stagemomx3
12-24-2005, 12:44 PM
Uh, well, I did my abs two days this week, not so good for a 7 day challenge. I'm re-trying this challenge for the next week!

mscat816
12-25-2005, 08:05 PM
To all of you - Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukka, Happy Kwanza and peace. Have a blessed and safe holiday.

mscat

Sushi Penguin
12-25-2005, 10:17 PM
Hello Ladies :) :grouphug:

I had a wonderful Christmas! :) It's 1 pm on the 26th today, Monday... I've decided to take things easy today as well, and start a few new challenges tomorrow. No sweets and 10 min on the stationary bike will be my new 21-day challenge, and I've been pondering about our weekly challenge... in the end, I think I'll make it exercise-related - routine for abs/thights.

Good luck everyone!

eesabella
12-26-2005, 02:17 PM
Hello Everyone!!

I made it 5/7 days walking outside for 15 minutes! Woo hoo :) And I lost 1 full pound :p. I'm going to repeat again... I WILL make it 7/7 days this week!!!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!

Ees

mscat816
12-26-2005, 07:08 PM
DON'T POST HERE GO TO WEEK AT A TIME CHALLENGE #27 - LAST WEEK BEFORE THE NEW YEAR!

mscat