This is from the original post in the Weight Loss fourm. Signups are now closed, let's get this GOING! :)
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Yeah, I'm pretty excited, I won't lie. I don't know that I'd vote for the man because he's just a smidgen radical for me, but it's still a freakin awesome person to get to meet. I just have to make sure I'm dressed up and looking super hot!!
Also - I've already forgotten...what day do we weigh in?
We weigh in tomorrow! :)
Although I'm gonna warn you all now, I don't think I've lost anything.
I might have actually gained. :( I had a binge two nights ago, crazy amounts of food.
I'm trying to forgive myself and MOVE ON.
But we'll see where I am TOMORROW.
yeah, moving on is the best thing that you can do, as hard as it. i think ive lost, but youd never know it. i feel like everything i own is tighter than ever. but only the scale will tell, i reckon.
i know a handful of you have said where youre from, but how about everyone else? i'm from richmond, va and i love it!
i'm from northern illi (like north of chicago), but i go to school in south dakota. it's like two different worlds.
Morning All! Welcome to the first week of weigh in!!! Considering this was started midweek, do we want to use these numbers as our starting weight? I don't know, just a thought!
lbs to go-30!!!
I really thought I was going to have a loss this week, but I went to the gym yesterday, spent an hour doing weights, so I wonder if that has something to do with it. I am always heavier the day after the gym, the whole muscle retaining water thing I guess. My normal weigh in days are Mondays, cause my weekends are generally very active, so maybe I 'll see it then!!!
Good Luck All!
I finally got the scale moving again --- I was 175 Sunday, 170 Tuesday, 168 Wednesday, 170 Thursday, and finally, ta da --> 165 this morning!!!!!
God, my body is weird.
- Currently 156
- Goal 126 by Halloween Yeah US!!!!
- 155 (1lb lose)
I was hoping for more but Tom stopped by this morning.
Good morning ladies!!!
I'm very excited with my results thus far. Last time I got on a scale was last Monday. I was at 223ish. This morning I got on (after a heavy night of drinking, mind you, which means that I am retaining water like a freakin camel) and I'm at 219ish. Hooray!!!! I could do a dance I'm so happy!! That brings my total lost to 26 pounds, and my amount lost for this challenge to 4! I could dance!!! My first goal when I started this was 220 pounds (not my ultimate goal, just my first stop along the way) and I made it this morning!! I've never been so happy.
And finally - a little anecdote I thought I'd share with you guys. I'm a very social drinker. After a heavy night of drinking, one of my friends is generally asleep on my sofa, unable to make it home. Which means that we will inevitably get up and go to breakfast this next morning. This morning, for the first time since I can remember, I woke up this morning and my first thought (besides oh dear god, give me some water an some aspirin) was not "mmmm, let's go get breakfast". I actually went, dug through the freezer, and pulled out one of those freezer meals, and as I was going to put it in the microwave, I thought to myself "mmmm, this is going to be delicious" which promptly made me giggle. I've been eating healthy for so long that I'm excited about a freezer meal. Oh lord, how far I've come. haha.
Weeeee! I went to the gym this mornng and I weigh.........
188 lbs! Sweeet!
Starting weight: 190
Current weight: 188
Realistic Goal Weight by HALLOWEEN: 160
Ideal Goal Weight by HALLOWEEN: 150
I'm uber excited. :)
Blondie, i loved ur anecdote. :) Lean cuisine meal? Because I LOVE those things! Especially the paninis!
On another note, my starbucks store is one of the stores on the LINE for being shut down (out of the 600 that will be shut down nationally) and we were supposed to find out if ours is closing on friday.....but NOPE! I have to wait till MONDAY now. It's killing me.
Starbucks is my livlihood. Seriously, I even get half my groceries and calories from there. From the free nonfat lattes to the marked out sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, multigrain rolls, etc at hte end of the day.....I might go broke without them! :( I don't wanna lose my job!
I will keep my fingers crossed for you that it is not your Starbucks.
Great Job Ladies
GW: 170-175 (I'm not going to be too picky...LOL)
Costume possibilities hmmm probably something funny like trailer park barbie or my hubby and I were thinking about dressing up like characters from Reno 911. He would be Terry and I would dress up like Weigle (the episode were she was a stripper, yeah and still in her granny panties...LOL!! AHHH I love it)
So I totally missed the introduce ourselves part. I am 25, I am a mom to 2 kids, a 6 year old girl and a 21 month old boy. I have a very, very wonderful husband (he really is my BEST friend). I am a nursing student, I will be graduation in December WOOOHOO!!! In life I am very loyal, outgoing, loud, and funny (at least I like to think so). I have many TMI moments, I think my internal filter is broken! I love my family, I love to be outdoors and that is pretty much me in a nutshell.
Long Shot Goal: 182/ Realistic Goal: 192
Argh, I hopped on the scale this morning to find it not working. I put my dogs in my bathroom when the maintenance guy came by yesterday, and it appears either that they managed to break it somehow or that the battery just happened to die coincidentally last night. I hopped on yesterday morning and was down to 209, though, so I will use that for this week's weight.
yourfavoriteblonde--I wish I were as far along as you--I very much woke up this morning with a craving for hang-over hash browns, and was pretty disgruntled with the knowledge that the closest I was getting was a small potato microwaved and covered with Mrs. Dash. It turned out to hit the spot suprisingly, though.
- height 5'3" (or 5'4 kinda iffy)
- CW today 172 (dammit!!!!), yesterday 170.....
- GW: 140,if my body wants to go down further..woohoo!!!
- WOC (workout of choice) elliptical, weights 2x a week
- I work in a call center so breaks and lunches are consumed with exercise
I am actually making one but now I have to trim it up...but its going to be cute...now get get a GUY to go with it!!! Hehehe
it shows you what your deficit is at, what weight you'd be at by what date, helps you figure out how much exercise/calories, etc.
i imagine it is about as accurate as the cc allowance calculator (meaning everyone's bodies work differently and these things don't account for plateaus, menstruations, etc), but i like this one much better because it displays a lot more info. i like graphs!
Wow, thanks Janeiro! Very simple to use!
wow...its actually 12:13 am , so its sunday really....I did weigh myself this morning but didnt have time to get online because I had a wedding to go to today......(It was an all day event)
Have a good sleep ladies!
ohh my god. another night of heavy drinking has rendered me completely and totally useless. i can not describe to you the headache that consumes not only my head, but my entire body. i am miserable. i think i'll stay in bed, drink gallons of propel, and try not to move all day. except i can't do that, i've got stuff to do. i am miserable. and even worse news? 3500 calories yesterday. i was almost to my limit of 1500 when the drinking started. that means i had 2000 calories in booze or booze related mixers last night. i could just cry. fortunately i don't think i'll be eating much today - i'm relatively certain i would promptly heave it right back up if i tried to anyways (note: not because i want to, because i have a hangover and sometimes food just doesnt sit right when you're hung over).
I had to seriously cut back on my booze intake to get the scale moving...... and to be honest, to get and keep me moving.....
I was having the hardest time on wekends until someone said drink less and see if that helps......
But yeah...... I find it MUCH EASIER (and more enjoyable) to workout after I drink less/not at all in the weekends......
a trick from another cc friend --> for every alcholic drink, you have to drink one water!!!! (helps with the headache/hangover and slows me down!!!!)
I got up and ran and rode the bike both days. it was a good weekend, if boring.....
Wow good for you! I havent been able to bring myself to go to the gym on the weekends...its hard lol.....
And yesterday, I went to a wedding..I had ONE drink, vodka and gingerale (I was also driving so I babied that thing all night) but supper...killed me......I had a GIANT steak that was well...pretty much still mooing at me so I had to go have cooked more lol..... and I had a GIANT survey of.....the dreadful maccaroni salad....*sigh*
and then some belgium chocolate cake.... ugh
Im having company over tonight...........................its back to the gym tomorrow....and Im going to try and even go this up coming weekend!
yeah, i don't go to the gym on the weekends either. hell, i can't even convince myself to go to the gym on weekdays.
there's nothing i hate more than tossing and turning in your sleep and having bad dreams because inevitably you end up waking up feeling awful. it happens to me once or twice a week. i'll have a handful of really bad dreams all night and then i'll wake up in the most awful mood ever. and it tends to be a funk that i really struggle to get out of.
i've gotten myself into a pickle, too. i'm working my dream job right now, at a museum. it's something that i'd be happy doing for the rest of my life. i work directly with the guests and work on some behind the scenes projects as well. it's how i got to meet ralph nader - he spoke at our museum. but here's the thing - right now what i'm doing is strictly volunteer work. and while i think there might be a place for me to be hired on permanently, i don't know whether that will actually happen. it just figures that when i finally find something i could do for the rest of my life, i'm not getting paid to do it.
sorry for the rant, it's a monday and i needed to get it out!!
how did everyones weekend go, diet wise? obviously i blew it big time on saturday, but sunday i was good. in fact, i ended up coming in a little under my 1500 calories. i just wasn't hungry.
tonight is dollar burger night, which is always hard for me. i simply cannot resist $1 hamburgers at one of my favorite bars in town. but the problem is a hamburger and a beer packs in around 1000 calories. which is a LOT. i'll be ok. i'll pack myself full of veggies all day and take a really long walk, then it won't matter if i go over my calories by a little bit.