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sarahinparis 04-21-2014 04:16 AM

Independence from Pounds : A July 4th Challenge!
 
For our next group challenge / accountability thread, let's focus on the period between Easter & Independence Day (July 4th). That's 10 1/2 weeks.

Add your accountability goals, weight goals, whatever keeps your head in the game.

I'm setting a goal to lose 10 pounds in that period. I'd love for it to be more, of course (don't we all) but looking over my weight loss history, a pound a week is realistic, and will require real focus.

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- step count over 10,000 at least 1 day a week
- count calories/carbs at least 2 days a week
- no dairy other than grass fed butter

SW : 189.0
GW : 179.0 (and this will put me out of OBESE & merely "Overweight" per BMI

wannaskipandlaugh 04-21-2014 07:55 AM

Sarah- Count me in.. but I will post my weight on Friday the 25th as that should give me time to get back in gear! I also plan on walking more than 8000 steps a day (some days I get 15000 some days (like yesterday) I did 4500 sigh LOL all evens out tho) Start Friday for Sue!

newme12 04-21-2014 08:23 AM

I'm in!
Commitments:
-Continue journaling
-excercise 3-4 times a week
-drink 64 oz of water a day
Goals:
-lose 17 lbs
-reach onederland!

SW: 216.8
GW: 199.8

calee 04-21-2014 08:58 AM

Honey, I'm home!

SW: 152
GW: 144

Commitments to myself:
Weigh daily
Track my carbs daily
Exercise 30-90 minutes daily
Eat Primal
Not be seduced by other plans that are not low carb

pnkrckpixikat 04-21-2014 10:59 AM

Hey all, I disappeared for Easter weekend, was out of town so I had no scale. I also ate way off plan all weekend... why is it I am pretty much fine until I go out of town blegh oh well. Like Sue I will start Friday with my official SW. I will still post my weight between now and then just because.

Goal: 10 lbs down from Fridays weigh in. Stretch goal is 15, super stretch is 20.

I intend to do cardio 2-3x a week and weight training 2x a week. I have started with a trainer so that should help me get in the strength at the very least.

I NEEEEEEEED NEED NEED to stay on plan. There are no planned trips or anything to derail me until August so I really want to stay on plan until then.

4/21 - 250.6 - flush off fast darn you!

wannaskipandlaugh 04-22-2014 07:29 AM

okay... at least I can log my steps

4/21 DNW - 14411 steps

calee 04-22-2014 08:59 AM

Good morning. Welcome back Pixie. Weight still 152 this morning. Have to get carbs lower. Finished off a large artichoke last nite.

SW: 152
FW: 144

Yesterday. 1152 calories, 49 carb/29 net carbs. I'm ok with net carbs under 30 as Lind as carbs are all from veggies and eggs.

I have a work meeting for next two days. Woman ordering food is a huge carb/sweets junkie. Dinner tonight is appetizers and drinks. I will order myself a grass fed burger if necessary. I committ to eating breakfast at home and keep it LC for lunch and dinner.

I really balked at starting before Thursday but there is always n occasion or reason to think food is more important than my good/improving, health.

Thanks for the support!

pnkrckpixikat 04-22-2014 01:58 PM

WOW Sue that is a lot of steps!!! According to the counter on my phone my highest day is lower than yours yesterday, I feel like a slacker :p to be fair though, it doesn't count when I am on the elliptical since I set it on the machine and watch stuff :)

Calee- you can do it!!!

4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1

OK Lizzy 04-22-2014 04:33 PM

I'm in as well! My starting weight is 185 -- goal weight for July 4th -- 175. (although I'm secretly hoping for 170)

My biggest (and most difficult) focus right now is to work some exercise into my day. I have become SO sedentary the last several years.

BrendaM 04-22-2014 06:21 PM

Here's to my first (and hopefully not last) challenge:
Considering I re-started Atkins yesterday...my goal is:
Stay on track
Keeping it realistic for a goal of 5 pounds
Drink more water

SW:200 (my heaviest yet! :( )
GW: 195

wannaskipandlaugh 04-23-2014 07:55 AM

Pixikat.... It has taken me over a year to be able to walk this far (and to really enjoy walking and now I have a friend to walk with after work.. it helps even more) I was used to - maybe 8000 steps a day and that had me walking around my house at 10pm trying to get the steps in LOL My cats just watched me as I walked and kept playing hide and go seek with my feet! LOL

OK I bit the bullet... I weighed (OUCH!) and gotta start somewhere and its just a number.. JUST a Number! (Pixikat.. your honesty was a beacon for me!)

Brenda YOU CAN and WILL do it again! I BELIEVE!
OK Lizzy.. you will too! and moving.. just take the 1st step! :)

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
GW 217

pnkrckpixikat 04-23-2014 09:29 AM

Sue- good for you for weighing! you can do like i am doing, report it but still make friday's weigh in your official SW. My average steps per day range from 2000-8000 depending on if I work, have class, or am off both. that doesn't count the elliptical though.

Brenda- welcome! best of luck to you :)

lizzy - you got this!!

4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5 (? i think it was .5 at least I was half asleep and running late. I know the 243 part.)

QuilterInVA 04-23-2014 11:20 AM

Hi! I'd like to join you. I do Atkins and am up to 50 net carbs a day.

My goals are to continue exercising at the Y 4 days a week, walking the other 3 days. Drink more water! I drink a lot of tea and coffee but I really need to cut back. Should be easier now that the weather is getting warmer. Try at least 1 new recipe a week so I don't get into a rut with what I'm eating.

SW: 142
GW: 135

Nagazim 04-23-2014 11:02 PM

hi ladies :wave: A goal/challenge thread is what I need.

I've been using this pregnancy as an excuse to not care about what I'm doing. I can't do that anymore. At the rate I'm going, I'll be back to 275 by the time these 10 weeks are up. Baby is due to be evacuated on July 1st so I'll have a decent loss then lol. I'm hoping to be under 245 by then. I'd love closer to 235. I'm trying to be realistic. If I drop my carbs back down, I know I will shed a lot of water water weight so I'm hoping for around a 20 lb loss total by July 1st.

I've got my fitbit flex set to a measly 5000 steps/day and don't hit that most days. I'm just so tired. I think the lower carbs will help with that too.

My first goal is to make it to Saturday without eating anything non-Paleo.
Daily:
#1 stay on plan!
#2 Don't use pregnancy as a crutch.
#3 Drink 130ish oz water daily. (body weight divided by 2)
#4 Check in here daily. I NEEEEEEDDDD this group to help me be accountable.
#5 NO MORE EXCUSES!

wannaskipandlaugh 04-24-2014 07:51 AM

PIXIKAT... WOW look at that loss!!! 7 lbs of water in 3 days! SHAZAM!!!! ohhhhhhh I want to follow in your foot steps!

Quilter! Welcome.. I have seen your posts for a long time and am very glad you have joined us on this journey/challenge! :)

NAGAZIM! Hello honey! I had not seen your posts in the decades thread for awhile and so happy to "see" you there and HERE! So glad you are joining us! We have a truly wonderful group of people here... They have saved me from myself many many times. May this portion of your journey (weight and pregancy) be easier! :) so glad you are here!

me... still have a WHOLE bunch of water to lose from last weekend.. but at least I am back in the 220's barely.. but back.. I have my eyes set on 5/5 as I really want to have my lowest number ever that day! YES I AM!!!!

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
GW 217


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