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Jasmine31 10-27-2006 01:39 PM

5-10 Pounds to lose by Turkey Day Challenge!
 
Okay ladies! Everyone come join us!! We can do it! My Halloween challenge I did I actually had alot of fun with and am still enjoying cause it is technically not over yet! :lol: I did lose the 10 pounds I set out to though by 10-23 :carrot: Now I am wondering if that is jinxing me! Kind of like I am ahead of goal and so I am not losing any more?!? So I was going to wait til at least next sunday to start the t~day challenge but I think it is best to get going with my new challenge, since I already hit my goal for the last challenge. I am also doing a walking challenge and after today i will be past that!

So lets do it ladies! Lets motivate each other to lose 5-10 pounds by Turkey Day! I know I am up for it! Are you?? My goal is going to lose 10 pounds by thanksgiving. I will be down to 210 or less by then! Everyone come join me and watch the weight fall off!!

:hug: :carrot: :devil: :D

Lovestorun 10-27-2006 02:20 PM

Yeah! I am in. That would put me at my goal. We are going away for
Thanksgiving to see relatives that I have not seen in quite a long while so I
would really love to reach it.

Good Luck to everyone- We all can do this.!!!!!:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 02:33 PM

Okay cool! Glad to have you! :hug: So now we need to check in:

Come in.

1. Leave your starting weight.
2. List what type of exercise you will do daily to achieve your goal.
3. List how you will be watching your food, i.e. low carbs, calorie counting, etc
4. Check back in each day to share your progress of if you exercised, share the food you have eaten, etc.
5. Weekly weigh in. We will weigh in every week to see where we are!!

Good luck everyone!

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 02:35 PM

1. 220
2. I will walk 50 - 100 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I want to get to about 1800 this month. I am almost at that this month so I know I can do it! The month before (September) I got to 1695. My highest month ever was 1730 in July. High before this month of October that is! :D
3. I will be calorie counting. Most days will be 1400-1800, with maybe two bad days no higher than 2000. I want to average 1700-1800 cals a day

Lovestorun 10-27-2006 02:43 PM

Okay here goes......

1.) Today weigh-in at 131 :(
2.) I am shooting for 4 mile runs 4-5x per week/2-3x strengh training.
3.) Eat breakfast each and every day/ portion control/ keeping process foods out.
4.) Food Today: B: oatmeal w/fruit L: 1/2 Tuna salad w/ tomato soup
D: (will be tricky going out with the gals so drinks will be involved :dizzy: )

Again good luck to everyone- Have a great weekend.
:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 02:44 PM

If any of us have any useful info or links please share them!

1. Womens Nutrition Health Guide Calculator

This link is awesome! It really helped me to understand how many cals my body needs to maintain and how many cals i need to cut to lose. It has been working like a charm and I have lost 10 pounds this month since starting to follow it!!

2. Fitday

Another great find. I am losing by counting calories and this thing is usually the first place I go to every day. I usually keep the window open and it helps me decide what to eat, what to eat less of or whether or not I can have a treat. VERY helpful in keeping track of calories!

3. The World's Healthiest Foods

That site is great for finding out exactly WHY fruit and veggies are so wonderful for you. It has helped to completely change my life around. Fruit helps keep you healthy by protecting your body from a wide range of diseases, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol, the list is endless!! It also helps you lose weight. :D

martiniforme 10-27-2006 02:44 PM

Thanks for the invite. I'm in! This will be my first challenge, and a great way to start off, I believe.

1. 262
2. I will use my step machine at a minimum of 30 minutes each day, at a minimum of 4 days a week.
3. I will be taking advantage of portion control, and eating small meals/healthy snacks at least 5 times a day, keeping my calorie count at or below 1600.

252... HERE I COME!

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 02:47 PM

Welcome callystia! :hug: So glad to have you!! That sounds like a good plan! What eating disorder did you have?? I have found that eating small meals thruout the day helps keep my metab going and keep me from getting hungry too!

Lovestorun:

That is nothing to frown about! You are doing great! I would love to be 131 right now! :lol: And you have come from 185 that is great! Are you doing cal counting too?

Lovestorun 10-27-2006 02:47 PM

Jasmine31- Thanks for all the links they are really appreciated.
Also thanks for starting this thread- :bravo:

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 02:49 PM

Hi martiniforme!!

I know you are new to all this so I would highlyy recommend checking out those two first links I posted! I wish I had seen that stuff last year maybe I would of lost 100 by now!! :lol: Sounds like a good plan!

Lovestorun 10-27-2006 02:51 PM

Lovestorun:

That is nothing to frown about! You are doing great! I would love to be 131 right now! :lol: And you have come from 185 that is great! Are you doing cal counting too?[/QUOTE]


Not to much of a cal counter probably should be though :o .
I have just really done it by "clean" eating and portion control and slooooowing down when I eat-ya know let my brain catch up to let me
know that I do not need anymore to eat sometimes. :D

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 02:52 PM

Lovestorun:

Awww your welcome! I had lots of fun with my other challenges and I noticed one saturday the weigh in was the next day and I even went for an extra walk cause I was terrifeid of not losing and showing up and being a dunce! :lol: This week is a bit different. I have been good all week except one day. I normally have a treat meal of out to eat once a week but I was really bad and also had pizza for dinner! I did not gain but I have been stuck at the smae weight all week! I have tried to make up for it by walking more but the scale is the smae! I also wonder if I could be building muscle cause that happens some times. But at least I know I am working my butt off and am eating good cals. Some weeks that will happen. You just won't lose. I just have to try harder and stick with the program!

Hun.e.B 10-27-2006 02:54 PM

I would LOVE to lose 10 lbs by Turkey day! That will definetly be something to be thankful for!!

1. Starting weight - 236.0
2. This will be the biggest challenge for me because of injury but I will go for stability ball workout 2-3 times a week, walk 1 times a week and elliptical 2 times a week. (I can do that!)
3. I will be simply making good food choices. Portion control and moderation are key! Calorie wise it should come out to about 1600 calories a day, but I wont be counting religiously. More sporatic to keep myself accountable.

Oh I could be in the 220s soon!!!

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 02:54 PM

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Not to much of a cal counter probably should be though .
I have just really done it by "clean" eating and portion control and slooooowing down when I eat-ya know let my brain catch up to let me
know that I do not need anymore to eat sometimes.
Well whatever is working for ya hun! That is great!

callystia 10-27-2006 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Jasmine31 (Post 1452135)
Welcome callystia! :hug: So glad to have you!! That sounds like a good plan! What eating disorder did you have?? I have found that eating small meals thruout the day helps keep my metab going and keep me from getting hungry too!


Hi Jasmine! :) I am still working on being able to call it an eating disorder, because I still have it in my head that "only skinny girls have those", and I don't qualify, you know? But the doctor says it is one, so every time I type it I believe it a bit more. *sigh*

I just went through a period of several months in which I couldn't allow myself to eat more than about 300-700 calories per day, and I was purging a lot even after that. There were a couple of instances of "real" bulimic episodes, where I would binge, then purge, but most of the time it was just heavy caloric restriction.

You can imagine that my metabolism's not too happy with me, nor is the rest of my body. I started having problems with heart arrhythmia, hair falling out, fainting, all kinds of nasty stuff. And of course, my weight loss just plain ol' stopped, for a long time.

I'm not in therapy right now, but I seem to be doing okay at just talking myself down when I start to panic, and my husband and (other) best friend are a HUGE help to me as well, so I'm hopeful that I'm past the worst of it.

Thanks for the hug!

jelly 10-27-2006 02:59 PM

Im in!!! I want to loose 4 pounds but since this is 5-10 pounds I'll go for 5

1) today's weigh in is 160


2) I am going to do Billy's Bootcamp series. I will switch between all four and do the treadmill every other day And Pilates twicw a week. Or more.

3) I am going to watch my prtions control and not so many bad carbs. Just the good ones

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 03:04 PM

Hun.e.B:

Welcome! :hug: That sounds like a great plan!!

dollypie 10-27-2006 03:09 PM

Okay Jasmine, I'm in for the Thanksgive challenge too. My weighin day is on Monday so I will post it too.

Exercise: sticking to the gym. treadmill, elliptical, and bike 30min 5x a week, and weight 20 minutes 3x a week

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 03:19 PM

jelly:

Welcome! :hug:

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Im in!!! I want to loose 4 pounds but since this is 5-10 pounds I'll go for 5
If all you want to lose is 4 then that is fine too! The last challenge I started I made it 10 and didn't realize that there are some women who can't lose 10 in a month. Well heck I thought I was being a bit ambitious myself with the 10 instead of 8 but it is possible generally when you have more weight to lose. So I knew for my next challenge I wanted to make it more user friendly so for the women that weigh alot less so that they can feel free to join as well. :D

Your plan sounds good. Tell me what is up with pilates! I only walk right now but want to start something new! I have heard alot of good things about pilates. On our netflix there are exercise videos and I put a few on our list.. Which would be a good one for a beginner?

callystia:

Wow! you have really come thru alot! If you ever need anyone to chat with, I am here for ya. I have just recently been running into on livejournal alot of pro ana girls and it is just breaking my heart. These girls are thin, pretty, young, yet they think they are fat and ugly. It really hits a note with me cause I was always the same way! Growing up I always thought I was fat and ugly. Now I look back at pics and I realize I wasn't. (most of the time) But I got to the point in early adolescence of not caring and that is when I started to pack on weight! I was about 210-220 at 15, got down to about 155-160 when I was 16. Looked great! Then slowly crept up and over the years woke up one day and realized I was HUGE! But when I look back at pics over the years. I felt just as huge at 200 as I did at 280! I know at 280 I was in serious denial! :lol: I woke up when me and fiance took some pics after he proposed and I was disgusted! I knew I did NOT want to be that fat for our wedding. I suceeded in losing 30 by April and started working on it again and am down another 30. I never want to go back to that place again of not caring!

The big difference this time is it is a lifestyle change for me. I am also very concerned about my future health as I have had a mom dead at 52 and dad at 65 basically both diabetics and prescription pill poppers, etc. Health is my number one concern, vanity and wanting to look great for my new hubby comes second!

So when I see all these women starving themselves and basically wrecking their body to look thin it makes me so sad! I am so glad you have been able to stop that madness and get help!! It has taken me 31 years to come to terms with my self and realize that I am beautiful and lovable at any weight. My new dh taught me that. No that is not an excuse to stay heavy though. Just that I know that I have better self esteem now than I did at 190! :lol: I am learning to love myself and my body. It makes a big difference!!

If anyone else would like to share their story they are more than welcome too! :hug:

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 03:20 PM

dollypie:

Hi sweetie!! :hug: we can do it again hun! Hooray!! How much have you lost so far in our haloween challenge?

martiniforme 10-27-2006 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Jasmine31 (Post 1452141)
Hi martiniforme!!

I know you are new to all this so I would highlyy recommend checking out those two first links I posted! I wish I had seen that stuff last year maybe I would of lost 100 by now!! :lol: Sounds like a good plan!

Thank you!!! I have been searching for something just like this to help me visually control my calory intake! You have no idea how much you have just helped me :) Or maybe you do... ;)

Jasmine31 10-27-2006 04:23 PM

I actually do know that is why I posted it for you ladies! ;) So many times I remember telling my hubby that if I could just find a fool proof plan that I know works, I would gladly do it! I have the motivation and the will power to carry it thru as long as I don't have to be too restrictive! This is a lifestyle change for me so I have to be able to do this the rest of my life, not just til I get to a goal. I lost 30 last year just by starting to walk and changing some foods around, cutting back on junk food and switching to boneless skinless chicken more often. I had some down time from Jan ~ April of this year due to a miscarriage. But at the end of April I was still at 250, so I did maintain my loss but was revving to get back on track! I started the walking again and the thing I still had trouble with forever was portion control! I would rather walk 5 hours a day then cut back on my eating. :lol: One week I noticed something. Even though I had switched to no junk food and chicken more often than not. I was still not eating right. One week I noticed that sure, I had changed to chicken, but 1 nite was chicken tacos(fried and with cheese), 1 nite was chicken burritos, with cheese and one nite was chicken enchiladas with lost of cheese and 2 helpings and a helping for lunch the next day! :lol: I was seriously overloading on the cheese!!

So I knew I also had to work on portions and watching the cheese not to mention I adore potatoes! I used to eat them almost every nite!! So I got strict! Red meat once a week! Well actually twice. The once is on sundays and then once when we go out to eat I allow myself a burger and fries or a nacho bell grande, etc. And besides that treat meal, potatoes are generally only once a week also! On sundays! I limit myself to one cup of mashed potatos and use 1/3 less fat butter. I have been getting tri tip roast lately cause all the fat is on the outside and you can skim it off. If I do happen to decide we just have to bar b q, I get the 4% low fat gr. beef! 4 grams of fat vs. 22 grams of fat per seving! Makes a heck of a difference!

I posted this elsewhere too, maybe this will help give you an idea :

This is what I eat on a typical day:

Breakfast:

1 apple, 1 orange, half a grapefruit, 1 banana, sometimes I'll add strawberries or blueberries but I make this into a smoothie with Ice! (The premise behind this is I have read a few different books/websites where your body needs to detox before noon. Also that fruit MAY spoil in your tummy if eaten with other food. Not sure if it is correct or not but I like the smoothies and need to get my fruit in anyhow and it is a great way to start my day. I feel full and actually have energy and am not weighed down. The days I do "slip up" and not start with fruit are the days everything caves in on me and my good eating gets thrown out the window.)

Lunch:

1 slimfast, 2 oz of tuna(in water) w/ 1 tsp of light mayo, 1-2 slices of whole wheat bread. I only do tuna maybe 1-2 a week, you have to be careful w/ the mercury! Or more often than not, I have a little bit of peanut butter on the bread. Like 1 tbs, (you could also substitute with turkey if you like)

snack: 1 yogurt or 1 serving of total(no milk) or honey bunches of oats(no milk)

Dinner:

It varies. I try to do boneless skinless chicken breast with 1 cup of rice (I have been working on switching to brown this past week)and brocolli and carrots 3 times a week. I usually add in a bit of bar b q sauce or sweet n sour for flavor, or add a marinade to the chiken. One nite, usually Sunday, I will have red meat like low fat roast or a steak with 1 cup of mashed potatos and a vegi. Once a month or so I will have french bread or rolls.

The other nites I will have bean and cheese burritos w/ spanish rice, go easy on the cheese, sometimes use mozarella. Or once every few weeks we will have lasagna(in moderation) or chicken enchiladas(in moderation) . I usually have to have tacos at least once a week or I freak! lol With chicken though. I use olive oil to fry the shells in, or sometimes just warm them up over the fire. Once a week I will go out to eat for lunch and I tell myself I can have whatever I want! I remember even last year that would mean a 1/4 cheeseburger with fries and onion rings and sugary soda and lots of ranch and thousand island! But I have since cut out sugary soda completely! It's just not worth it! If we go out to eat at a nice rest., I will have a salad w/ ranch, (which is like once a month) Plus a burger and fries. But I don't dip the fries in the ranch or thous. island no more and actually seldom even get onion rings any more. Next time we go, I am going to see if hubby just wants to split the fries with me and our daughter who is 2. Last time when we went out to eat I gave her 1/4 of my burger and that shaves cals off right there!! Him and I and her had split one fry and 1 onion ring and even brought onion rings home for the other kids cause there were so many but next time I go I think the 3 of us will just share 1 fry.

Anyhow. You are welcome to look at my fitday. Just remember, if you are eating too few cals your body may hold onto the fat as well! That is why small frequent meals are important! Sometimes in the evening I may have some 94% fat free popcorn with ICBINB spray. Or once in a while if I need to snack some pretzels, but try to get low salt! The best thing you can invest in is a food scale and use measuring cups and measuring spoons! I was tinkering along from the end of April til the end of August with alot of motivation and hard work, but only 12 pounds to show for it. I was 238 on August 28 and had not lost a pound all month! That is when I decided to start calorie counting and it has really helped! Around the 28 of September I found fitday and the womens health calculator and it just all fell in place. It makes sense! this is just a numbers game! Less calories in your mouth ~ more calories burning =losing weight!

Every 3500 cals = a pound

On the calculator for me what t says is my maintenance cals are 2200 right now(roughly) If I exercise 60 minutes a day they are 2800. So I walk 60 a day. If I cut my cals to 1800 a day or a little less, I burn at least 1000 cals a day. 1000 x 7 days a week = 7000 calories burnt = 2 pounds lost.

I have lost 18 pounds since August 28 this year just calorie counting, exercise and trying to fill those cals with healthy food though. Thats pretty good!

I hope you can find what works for you!! If you need any advice or help just ask!!

PellMel 10-27-2006 06:11 PM

1. 148 (Going for 10 lbs. but not sure if I actually have that much extra to lose before going after muscle).
2. Weather turning so biking may be squashed soon, but I can always go to the gym or for a walk everyday. I do massage, too, and believe that is a work out. Alternate days of upper than lower body target work.
3. I try not to watch too closely or count too much because I start to relapse, but I keep in check with my self and how I'm feeling about food in general.
4. Today has not been excellent, but okay. I just got home from 45 minute bike ride, will do about 20 minutes upper body strengthening later and probably 30 minutes of stretching.

Foodwise:
FF waffles: 195
1/2 portion rice/veg: 250
small banana: 70
1 cup soy milk: 140 > Leaves me at 655, I'll have to work to get to at least 1200 by end of the day.

BTW: Callystia, I'm going through the same thing, it's frustrating, I know.

callystia 10-27-2006 06:17 PM

:hug: Thanks, PellMel.

Can you handle peanut butter? Great source of protein and you get a big caloric "bang for your buck" because you don't need to eat much. Sometimes it's the only thing that helps me get the number to where it needs to be.

PellMel 10-27-2006 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by callystia (Post 1452308)
:hug: Thanks, PellMel.

Can you handle peanut butter? Great source of protein and you get a big caloric "bang for your buck" because you don't need to eat much. Sometimes it's the only thing that helps me get the number to where it needs to be.


Yup, I eat the fresh ground p.b., just peanuts. The only thing is, I completely rebel against eating a full serving of just about everything.

Get n healthy 10-27-2006 06:41 PM

Hello ladies. i would LOVE to do this challenge. :carrot: I am going to the dreaded in-laws for Thanksgiving, so i would be really happy if i could be down 10 more pounds.

Here lately i have been averaging about 8 pounds a month but i need to kick it up a notch and get to 10 a month. With me being this heavy, there is no reason why i cant be getting 10 a month easy.

1. 250 lbs
2. I go to the GYM 4-5 times a week. The days i work, monday and friday, i usually walk my dogs. At the gym i get in 25 minutes of weight training and 30 minutes of cardio (ellipitical)
3. I count cals...goals are 1300-1500 a day 5 days, 1500-1700 2 days.
4. I weigh every friday morning.

Look forward to working towards losing 10 pounds with you all. So glad to be a part of this challenge.

Hun.e.B 10-27-2006 07:29 PM

EWWWW inlaws!! LOL!

I love the idea of rebelling against having a full serving...that is great stuff!

~melissa

nicvic6 10-27-2006 07:32 PM

I need some pushin
1. 173
2. I will go to the gym in the am with the girls and do the elliptical for 40 mins, then 20 mins weights.
3. I will follow the fatsmash diet plan and not give up.

callystia 10-27-2006 10:45 PM

Ugh...a fairly high-calorie "cycling" day, and I feel gross.

1468 calories - I won't list the food, but the only "junk" was a bit of dark chocolate this afternoon.
Exercise: 30 minutes Pilates, 30 minutes bellydancing
Supposed deficit of 969 calories, but FitDay lies a lot. :)

sugarbaby269 10-28-2006 01:20 AM

Hi Everyone!

I'd love to hop in and join the challenge.
Today I worked out at the gym for over an hour and started a serious diet of low carb and low calories.
I weighed and lost a pound from yesterday.
I have loads to lose so I'll just keep it at that.
I've decided to alternate my workouts between gym and walking. I need to relieve the pressure off my joints from going to the gym.

Stevi-rocks 10-28-2006 01:46 AM

Alright, I haven't been in a challenge in awhile. Might do me some good. And since its Jasmine, should be fun!

209 lbs
Calorie counting
Power walking w/ weights

IAte86Crayons 10-28-2006 03:23 AM

Can I join? :)

1. 193
2. walking on the treadmill, walking up and down stairs at school, hopefully some trips to the gym
3. i'll be following the 6 week body makeover plan

Lovestorun 10-28-2006 10:26 AM

Hello Everyone-

Well it is Saturday and the weekends aren't always
good as far as food goes but I am hoping that this
thread will motivate me more to think about what
I am putting in my mouth. :D

So far....today...

Punched out 3.31 mile run I was going for 4 but my
back was hurting so I choose not to push it to hard. :mad:

Not to sure what the day holds but so far for food...
B: 1 ww english muffin with egg,cheese (I also LOVE cheese) and ham.
S: probably fruit-
I will post my complete menu later as I am not sure what we are doing
today hubby has the day off and all of us are probably going out for the
day. :cool:

Hope everyone has a great Saturday :carrot:

Jasmine31 10-28-2006 11:44 AM

Well I changed and got a turkey day ticker yesterday and worked my butt off this week and I am finally down another pound! I was scared I would kick that scale good if it didn't move by tomorrow! (My normal official weigh in day! ) :lol: So I am now at 219!!! I am in the teens today hooray!!


PellMel:

So glad you joined us!! :hug: Bycycling sounds good. I had wanted to add a bit of that in with my exercise but dh's bike is not comfy! :(

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Yup, I eat the fresh ground p.b., just peanuts. The only thing is, I completely rebel against eating a full serving of just about everything.
What brand is that? I seen smuckers all natural just salt and nuts, has anyone tried that? What is the health benefit of those compared to the regular skippy? Anyone know?

Get n healthy:

So glad to have you! :hug:
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Hello ladies. i would LOVE to do this challenge. I am going to the dreaded in-laws for Thanksgiving, so i would be really happy if i could be down 10 more pounds.
I hear ya! When my new parents in law came out 6 months ago I was 250! When I hit 225 I took a few pics and sent them! :lol: They are nice people though and his mom is really happy for me to be getting healthy. She is like 220 herself and I always told myself, my gosh, you can't be fatter than your hubby's mom!!! Lose the weight!!! hahahaha

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Here lately I have been averaging about 8 pounds a month but I need to kick it up a notch and get to 10 a month. With me being this heavy, there is no reason why i cant be getting 10 a month easy.
I know what ya mean! I hit the 8.5 pound mark by the 23rd of this month. then it stopped til today! I was upset cause it stopped and I was even thinking I would of rather just lost 8.5 evenly all month then to stop! Cause I had planned for 10 this month when I was losing 2.5 a week! I know my body can do it so get in gear! :lol: The week is not over yet though, official weigh in is tomorrow so one more day. I am down 1.25 so far, so now I am down 9.50 for the month but today we are taking the kids clothes shopping and to dinner at Denny's tonite. I know I could be good and just get something lite, but heck I eat that all the time at home! I am going to have a cheeseburger and fries! I did look at the cal list and I think I will give a 1/4 of it to my 3 year old. That will cut down right there. :D I will tell them no th. island either because I don't like that dressing at their place. It taste a lil different.

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3. I count cals...goals are 1300-1500 a day 5 days, 1500-1700 2 days.
Yeah I calorie cycle too. :D What is your average by the end of the week usually? How long do you walk your dogs for?

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Look forward to working towards losing 10 pounds with you all. So glad to be a part of this challenge.
So I am!

nicvic6:

Hello!!! I am glad you joined!! :hug:

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3. I will follow the fatsmash diet plan and not give up.
Sounds good!!

callystia:

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Ugh...a fairly high-calorie "cycling" day, and I feel gross.
awww, how high was it? Sometimes I feel gross and heavy after having red meat, cause I normally do chicken.

sugarbaby269:

Hello!!! Welcome! We are glad to have you! :hug:

Quote:

I'd love to hop in and join the challenge.
Today I worked out at the gym for over an hour and started a serious diet of low carb and low calories.
I weighed and lost a pound from yesterday.
I have loads to lose so I'll just keep it at that.
I've decided to alternate my workouts between gym and walking. I need to relieve the pressure off my joints from going to the gym.
Just be careful going to low in cals. We are bigger girls and we can still lose at these weights with higher cals. (Hooray!) I for one have been losing this month even at the 1800 cal range! If we go to low too quick it might be hard to dip lower later like when we hit the 190's. How many cals are you on? That is great an hour at the gym!!!

Check out the womans health link I posted on the first page. That shows what your maintenance is and you can play with the numbers to get the pounds off per week that you want! :D It has really helped me. I am losing and am never really hungry!

Stevi-rocks:

Hi sweetie!! I am so glad you joined!! :hug:

Girl I am losing already!! I am down a pound this a.m.!!! Your plan sounds good!!! We can do this!!! Take your son with you on a walk today!!

IAte86Crayons:

Hello! I am glad you joined us! Everyone is welcome to join us! The more the merrier!!! :D
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3. i'll be following the 6 week body makeover plan
What is that? Sounds like a good plan!!

Lovestorun:

I love cheese too! I am watching it better now though. :lol: That run sounds great! Definately be careful if you start hurting though. My ankle is hurting a bit from all the walking this week but only a tiny bit when I first woke up.
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I will post my complete menu later as I am not sure what we are doing
today hubby has the day off and all of us are probably going out for the
day.
Sounds good.

Well everyone I have been doing pretty good this week, except monday. I was wondering if you guys think that what you do this week, food and exercise wise, affects you next week?

Like for instance:

October:

week 1: 1850 cal average, 440 minutes total walking, 2.5 pounds gone by that sunday

week 2: 1880 cal average, 540 minutes total walking 2.5 pounds gone by that sunday

week 3: 1567 cal average, 360 minutes total walking 3.25 pounds gone by that sunday(the cals were alot lower cause I got sick a few days that week and had to basically force feed myself. )

week 4 Well we haven't finished this week yet but so far my average is at: 1691 cal average , my walking WILL be at 540 minutes today!!
I am down only 1.25 so far this week!

Okay so this is my theory. I was looking back over everything, as you know I was really irritated to have only lost .25 pound all week(I finally lost one more today!) When normally I have been losing 2.5 pounds every week. Today I am down another pound so that makes it 1.25 and we still have tomorrow but I am going out for dinner tonite. So I am hoping to just maintain! :lol: Anyhow, my point is this. I am wondering if me doing the 540 minutes of walking in week 2 is what caused me to lose 3.25 pounds at the end of week 3 and that the reason I am only down 1.25 pounds so far this week, is because I only walked 360 minutes last week? It kind of makes sense to me. Like what you do this week, affects you next week! What does every one else think? Either way I am just going to roll with it. I am not going to let the scale have victory over me no matter what it says tomorrow. That is why this week, instead of getting depressed, I walked even more! Which is a good thing now that i am looking at the walking times. Now that I see the stats with the 540 vs 360 walking I am going to shoot for 540 every week! Today I am already at 510 and just need 30 more to get to 540. Am I making any sense to anyone? :lol: This scale is not going to stop me from going out and enjoying dinner with my family tonite! I am also going to go shopping and buy a few new things for all of us, but esp. me! I deserve it!

So that is how my day is looking I am very excited about this pound! Finally!!! :D

Hun.e.B 10-28-2006 12:32 PM

Yay Jasmine!!! Way to go on that pound lost!!! I dont know if last week effects this week but it is definetly something to look at. The way our bodies cycle so much I'm interested to see how that keeps playing out. I suppose what you did last week geared your metabolism to work differently this week. Whatever it was it got that scale moving!!

I did fairly well yesterday. AF is here so I've got those darn chocolate cravings. And darn it if we dont have Halloween candy. I had 2 of the little Reese's pb cups (the tiny ones) and 2 sugarfree dove dark chocolates. So not terrible but thats about 150 calories I didnt need. We did homemade pizzas last night and I think I overdid it but since I was very disciplined with my other meals I'm sure it was fine. Got in all my water and then some! No exercise though, it was a bad day pain wise for me. Although I need to stop using that as an excuse because there is no reason I cant get on my stability ball and use some weights. That is supposed to be on my plan afterall.

Weekends are so hard for me to stick to plan, I'm going to work HARD this weekend to turn that around! Have a fantastic Saturday everyone!!

~melissa

Hun.e.B 10-28-2006 12:33 PM

Excellent workout today Stacey!!!

martiniforme 10-28-2006 01:32 PM

Hey everyone. This challenge is totally gearing me up! I feel sooo good today, better than I have felt in AGES!

What I'd like to include in our chats today is weigh-in days. Everyone things "Sunday" because it's the end of the week, so to speak. But I was thinking of making my weigh-in day Friday. Weekends I think are the hardest for slipping up, and I foresee a possible self esteem issue if I weigh-in after having a bad weekend. I'm just starting, so I haven't set my weigh-in day yet.

Any thoughts? What motivates you to choose the weigh-in day that you did?

Today, (soontobe)DH and I are driving in to the city to do a little bit of shopping. It's his first day off in.. oh, well over 20 days. We might eat out, but if we do, I'm going to stick to ordering a sandwich w/side salad (1 tbl spoon dressing), and NO MAYO on my sandwich. I always overdo the mayo, and I think I'm going to try cutting that one specific thing cold turkey, until I can learn to control myself around it.

WISH ME LUCK! I will be bringing fruit for the drive, and 2 bottles of delicious, cold water!

~Mande

Hun.e.B 10-28-2006 03:42 PM

Good Luck today Mande! Think about those goals while making choices!

I weigh in on Fridays. Weekdays are the best for me plan wise so it kind of ends out a good week for me, however I get this mentality sometimes that okay...I've got 7 days till i meet the scale again and since weekends are already tough for me I tend to be even more lax. I used to WI on Tuesdays. So even if I did totally blow a weekend I'd still have that one day to reign it in. I dunno, seems like no matter what day it is we really do need to be conscious of our choices each day of the week. I'm sticking with Fridays.

~melissa

martiniforme 10-28-2006 04:57 PM

Oh wow. I bought a new scale today because my scale is REALLY old.
I got home, and pulled it out of it's fancy new wrapping, set it down, and got ready to test it out.

Was I ever shocked! Apparently not only is my old scale old, but broken/off. I don't weigh 262. I weigh.. 279!

I was so good eating out to lunch today, and this feels like such a punch in the gut. Any ideas on how to overcome such a mental setback?

I feel crushed...
:cry:

Get n healthy 10-28-2006 07:04 PM

Mande, oh my gosh...that would really throw me for a loop too. Just look at it this way...at least you haven't been working for two months and lost 20 pounds only to find that you are now actually at the same weight that you *thought* you started at. So just be glad you found out now. Even though i am sure it was still quite a blow, you'll have that 20 off in now time and better to find out now than down the road.


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