Simply Filling/Core - Memorial Day Goals

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04-23-2006, 09:26 PM
OK, I know that I am always coming up with goal and challenge threads, but I think they help, at least a little bit, to give us some insight and structure to our goals. Memorial Day is 5 weeks away, May 29 (I know this is a U.S. holiday, but I did see something about Victoria Day around the same time for our Canadian chicks--not sure what that is??). That's five weeks towards better health and trimmer waists! OK now I sound like an infomercial. :lol:
What goals would you like to achieve by May 29?

04-23-2006, 09:35 PM
Here's mine:

1. Lose 6 pounds :goodscale
2. Stick to some sort of plan through moving and finals :eating2:
3. Walk for 300 minutes (in whatever increments I can find) :running:
4. Focus on water, fruits, and veggies :cb:
5. Celebrate our 5th anniversary in a smaller size! :cloud9:

04-23-2006, 09:38 PM
Here's mine!

1. Get to or below my goal.

2. Stick to Core foods

3. Make sure I drink ALL my water

4. Can't walk or do cardio but I can (and will) use my hand weights and resistance band

04-23-2006, 10:48 PM
my goal is to lose 5 lbs in may. i had the goal of 5 for april and have already dropped 8.6 so i'm ahead of schedule and the month is still young (sort of). anyway, from may 1 to the end of may (around memorial day) i plan to lose another 5 lbs.

(am i making any sense?)

04-23-2006, 11:14 PM
Id like to set my goal at 6 pounds that would make me under 300 I want to be in tooterville for the summer!!!

04-23-2006, 11:14 PM
I'm going to follow the plan and track carefully all my Core goals including my WPA'S. That means I'll use know more than 35 WPA'S per week, 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day (my goal), 3-5 servings of fruit and veggies daily and my healthy oil (no problem for me!).

It's going to be hard for me to do this with Jim being on soft food but I'm REALLY going to try. I'm worth it.

04-23-2006, 11:36 PM
I'm worth it.

:cp: You're correct ma'am!! We all are. :yes:

04-24-2006, 07:15 PM
yes, we are. "God didn't make no trash."

04-24-2006, 08:21 PM
Sandra, I just love you so much. You make me smile every day.

04-25-2006, 03:50 PM
Alright, I'm in.
My goals are .....
1. To lose 3 pounds.
2. To drink my water.
3. To eat totally core.

04-27-2006, 01:14 PM
OK I would say I'm probably up to about 30 minutes of walking this week. Not much, and I'm not really keeping good record, but that is an estimate. And this is just moving, I'm not even talking about cardio walking. But it's movement. :)

04-27-2006, 04:34 PM
congrats on the exercise, melissa. i did 15 min on the exercise bike last night. first exercise since march. at least we're moving our bods now.

04-28-2006, 09:24 AM
add another 15-20 mins

04-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Melissa, why don't you add an exercise tracker? I think those are cute. Maybe you did one before? Someone did. I'm thinking about doing one myself.

04-28-2006, 10:11 PM
Ok scale going in wrong direction here....Ive been good all week and it shows a 2 pound gain this morning?? whats up with that...on to week I have a goal of 7 pounds to make before memorial/victoria day

04-29-2006, 01:05 AM
patti, are you feeling smaller in your clothes? your body may be doing some adjusting. i've had that happen before. stay true to ww and the scales will come down.

04-29-2006, 09:17 PM
i've had my final wi for april. so? my 5 lb per month goal means my memorial day goal is to weigh 184.

04-29-2006, 09:26 PM
Starting Monday, 05/01, I will have an exercise tracker.

04-29-2006, 11:04 PM
Vickie, that's a great idea. I did have one for awhile, then April got so crazy between the house and me being sick, so I just trashed it. I think I'll do one again for May though. Thanks for the encouragement.

04-30-2006, 12:11 AM
Funny you should ask me that Sandra,,,,when I got dressed on friday I felt like my top was very loose..

04-30-2006, 12:50 AM
patti, your body is adjusting. the weightloss is on its way. hang in there.

vickie and melissa, an exercise tracker is a good idea. i'll be watching for yours. i don't think i'm up to it for one now. i will try to do more on the exercise bike.

05-05-2006, 04:09 PM
.6 down and 4.2 to go. life is good.

05-05-2006, 07:37 PM
good going sandra,,,,,,I maintained this week! (the scale was scary up yesterday like 5 pounds up but it was a blip thank god!)

05-05-2006, 08:02 PM
Great Job Sandra AND Patti!

I walked 80 minutes total and have 8 or 9 glasses of water each day.

05-06-2006, 01:24 AM
that's great, vickie. keep up the good work. we'll get that goal this time.

05-11-2006, 10:20 AM
I don't know if I'll meet my weight loss goal but I'm still trying. I just re-reviewed my goals. I need to focus even more on fruits and veggies, though I'm doing pretty good. I also need to cut out soda.
And even though my walking tracker isn't moving, I think I probably walked more than that while we were moving! :) But I'm still going to try to keep track of it. Now that we have a yard and don't have to walk the dog every morning and night it's more difficult!

05-11-2006, 05:31 PM
I'm one third of the way to my exercise goal. I'm also keeping up with my water. I still need to track better.

05-11-2006, 05:45 PM
I havent been on much was sick over the weekend and didnt go to weigh in Monday~ But my scales say I lost ~ i havent felt like eating while i was sick had bad sore throat. So now I gotta get back to eating but not over do it

05-11-2006, 05:52 PM
sounds like everyone's doing a great job. i go to wi tomorrow. don't know if i've lost this week but i'm on program and my clothes are fitting better.

05-14-2006, 09:56 PM
I'm right on target with my exercise goal. Tomorrow is nearly half way through the month and I've already exercised for more than half of my goal. I'm drinking all the water and following all the guidelines except for the tracking on paper. I'm starting that tomorrow after weigh in. I must get a better grip on my WPA's and AP's.

05-18-2006, 12:30 AM
I dragged my butt on to the treadmill today and I'm actually 2/3 of the way to my exercise goal. I'm trying to keep on pace until the end of the month!

Water is good, healthy eating guidelines are good, and I'm now keeping track of the WPA's and AP's religiously.

One day at a time!

05-20-2006, 12:03 PM
I did another 40 minutes on the treadmill today, despite the fact that a muscle in my hip is hurting. This weight has GOT to go. I hope to exceed my exercise goal this month.

I'm following the healthy eating guidelines, tracking my WPA's and AP's, drinking 8 eight ounce glasses of water daily.

05-21-2006, 04:12 PM
i'm impressed, vickie. you rock, girl!!

05-22-2006, 09:46 AM
I mowed for about an hour yesterday and am counting that towards my walking goal.
I'm not going to reach my goals but hopefully I can get close to my walking goal.

05-22-2006, 10:30 AM
You're darned right you should count mowing, especially with a manual mower. I bet you were one hot and sweaty chick!

I just checked the activity website. Pushing a manual lawn mower for an hour when weighing 193 pounds burns 532 calories! Woo Hoo! Check that scale in a day or two.

05-22-2006, 11:22 AM
Thanks Vickie. It sure did feel like serious exercise, and I'm quite the sore one today! :)

05-23-2006, 09:10 PM
i just realized (lucy moment here!) memorial day's almost here.

05-26-2006, 07:48 PM
After cleaning house all day today, I gave myself another 40 minutes toward my exercise goal. So I met my goal and I'll try to exceed it before Monday if I can. I just realized that I need to figure out when to weigh in this week since my meeting is cancelled due to the holiday. Maybe I'll go on Tuesday.

I just wish the weight would start coming off again. Probably not until after TOM now.

I'm ready for a Fourth of July goal!

05-27-2006, 10:26 AM
Sounds like a plan! :D

05-29-2006, 12:53 AM
Well, I blew this one but the good thing about it is -- there's always another challenge on the horizon!

Upward and onward to July 4th!