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Old 02-16-2010, 03:03 PM   #1  
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Easter is only 6 1/2 weeks away! I really want to lose at least 5 lbs. by then. My goal is to drink my water, stay within my cal range and exercise daily until Easter. What do you want to accomplish in the next 6 1/2 weeks? Who will join me in the Easter Challenge?

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:59 AM   #2  
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I would like to see a 5 pound loss by Easter. That is 1 pound a week with a little wiggle room - so I will join you.

Good Luck to everyone in keeping on your plans!!

Summer is coming and I won't be able to hide under jackets and sweatshirts anymore.

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Old 02-17-2010, 12:44 PM   #3  
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I'll join you. I would like to lose 12 pounds by Easter, 2 pounds/week. I'll settle for 10 lbs though. This current diet I'm on (Eat to Live) has been working faster for me than any other diet I've been on. Fingers crossed the progress stays good! I'm so so so sick of wearing the same thing everyday practically - if I lost 10 more lbs I could at least start wearing some of my clothes again. Not my "skinny clothes" but still.
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I'd like to lose 7-8 lbs by Easter. I think it's achievable but if I've lost at least 5lbs I'll be happy(ish).
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Welcome Danni and Sunsera and Doughnut! (Oh my, Doughnut, I'm gonna to call you "D" otherwise I'll be dreaming of them, my downfall.)

I'm so excited about this challenge! I'm glad you're here with me. I know we'll all do well, because we all have a good reason to stay motivated. I really want to wear a pair of jeans that I could wear in October, but because of the holidays (and my overdulginging, of course), I'm not even attempting to try them on. I don't want to stretch them! Today was my first test. Someone gave me a cadbury chocolate bar, and even though I refused, she stuck it in my purse. She really was trying to be nice. Not trying to sabotage me at all. Well, I decided to give it to my hubby. I even told him about it. Yay! Well, gotta go exercise.

Let's do great today! Talk to you soon.

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Old 02-17-2010, 09:13 PM   #6  
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I'm in! 5 lbs by Easter sounds just right for me. I did the Valentine's Day challenge and lost 4 out of 6 six. I was bummed when it was over because I know it helped. I actually logged on today hoping to find a challenge.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:12 PM   #7  
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I'll join =) Hopefully can lose 6 kilos in this time. I think I will look into the Eat to Live diet, Sunsera, as its similar to who I'm choosing to lose weight. However, I've noticed a creep towards more cheese and bread so think another careful consideration of the principles would be worthwhile. =)
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:42 PM   #8  
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Welcome I Am Worth It and MessyCrayola!

Wow, this is our day 2. Closer and closer to our Easter goal by the minute.
I stayed within my range, exercised for 30 minutes and drank 10 glasses of water.

Sending us all a little will power today. Good luck!
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Yesterday was ok. Walked for 45 mins and grazed on vegetables (raw carrot and green beans) in the afternoon. I was at a training session and ended up with a headache, possibly from missing dinner. Have to make sure I actually eat before going, next week. Otherwise quite happy with how it went =)
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Yesterday, I had about 1250 cals, walked briskly for 1/2 hr. and drank 10 glasses of water. I will get some strength training in today. I've had kind of a hectic week, so I didn't have time to do a work out dvd like the day before.

Messycrayola, I see you calculate in kilos. If you don't mind me asking, what country are you from? It's kind of cool, that we are from all over. And yet have the same struggles. Keep up the great work!

Good luck to all of us, especially for the weekend!
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:15 PM   #11  
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I'm Australian tyla =) Weighed in today and had lost an entire kilo and a half. Very suprised by that one! That puts me very close to no longer being overweight, according to the BMI. Body fat percentage is another story I'm sure!

Reading other people's posts about weight training has made me realise the importance, however, not in a good financial place for joining the gym at the moment. May have to invest in a set of dumb bells for home I guess.

I think I will try to get hold of Stephen Pratt's Superfoods book today, as the philosophy behind it just seems to gel with me.

Also a NSV - we had bought a carton of Skinny Cow ice creams yesterday - I thought they were terrible! Like gritty cake batter! So I very much doubt whether the carton will be finished any time soon =)

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Messycrayola, congratulations on your weight loss! How is the weather where you live this time of the year? I don't go to a gym, but I do own weights and use them pretty consistently. I also own a treadmill, do DVD's and do other things like dancing or take exercise classes. Exercise keeps me feeling good. Tell me more about Stephen Pratt's book.

Today I ate within my calorie range, did 50 minutes worth of exercise and drank 10 glasses of water. Doing the right thing makes me feel great!

Let's continue to do the right thing.

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Count me in ,I think I can lose 5 lbs by Easter
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:01 AM   #14  
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Hi Tyla =) Great to hear you're so on track!

Stephen Pratt's book focuses on eating certain key foods which are very nutritionally important, such as broccoli, salmon, and oats, among other things. What appeals to me is the wholefoods message, and the focus on eating naturally occuring foods. The message is summed up by Michael Pollan, in his book, "In Defense of Food" as "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."

Welcome Starryeye31 =)
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:23 AM   #15  
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OK - I'm back from my break and ready to get back on plan.
I think that having a break from plan every 6 weeks will give me
something to look forward to - however it probaby shouldn't be a
4 day party. But the make me do it!!!
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