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WILL DO,MUST DO,CAN DO...Weight Loss Challenge! 12/2008-8/2009-Starting now! 10 ppl ONLY "CLOSED!"


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KissHELLO GIRLS, WE ARE SHAKING THINGS UP A LITTLE. I HAVE TO DO IT.

UPDATE 5-13-09 PLEASE READ....

STARTING MONDAY, WE ARE GOING TO START REALLY PUSHING OURSELVES TO DO BETTER. NO MORE EXCUSES. I KNOW A FEW OF US HAS BEEN DOING A FULL 100% AND SOME OF US ARE WAGON DITCHERS. I'M A WAGON JUMPPER, AND I HAVE TO STOP THIS WAGON DITCHING FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL. IF I DON'T. I WILL YO-YO FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE IF I DON'T GAIN CONTROL. SO HERE ARE THE RULES THAT ARE GOING TO HELP US REACH DEEP. I THINK A FEW OF US NEED TO PUSH OURSELVES OUT OF OUR CONFORT ZONES.

I'M SURE I HAVE 10 SERIOUS PEOPLE WITH ME, AND THANK YOU GIRLS FOR STAYING A PART OF THIS GROUP, AND KEEPING THINGS GOING WHILE I WAS OUT GAINING WEIGHT.

WE ARE NOW IN * TONE EXPRESS* WE WILL BE HERE UNTIL 5-31-9

THEN WE WILL BE MOVING INTO 10,000 STEPS  3 TIMES A WEEK UNTIL 6-30-9

PERFECT COUNT.. EVERY DAY. WE ARE STAYING GROUNDED 1200-1600. NOTHING MORE THAN THAT UNLESS YOU ARE SUPER ACTIVE. WEIGHT TRAINING OR SOMETHING FOR A MATCH.

PLEASE FOCUS ON A PERFECT BURN TOO.. SHOOT FOR A PERFECT BURN NUMBER AND REACH IT 3 TIMES A WEEK IF NOT MORE.

THEN WE WILL MAKE THIS AN OPTION *NOW* 5K RUN EVERY SUNDAY TO GET THINGS JUMPPING. OR 60 MINS OF HIGH CARDIO. EVERY SUNDAY.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IS OUR BREAK. IF YOU MUST WORKOUT ON THESE DAYS.. CUT IT DOWN TO JUST 45 MINS. JUST DON'T WEAR YOURSELF OUT.

 

PLEASE GO A HEAD WITH THE LAST PROGRAMS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. I WANT US TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT.. WE CAN DO..

We are going to start challenges month after month until we get her done.

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CHALLENGES! Some of these challenges can be passed up if you have the following injuries-Back, shoulder, ankel, knee, hip, or Risk. You can just do what you normally do during these challenges, and still log in inches if you lost any during an inch at a time. We lose inches as well as weight.


1.) Inch at a time.  Pick 2 areas you'll like to work on, and report your areas and measurements when the program begins. We will do measurements every 2 weeks. Dec. 22-Jan. 26


2.) Perfect Burn, and eating weekly. This is a hard challenge, and I would like for each and everyone of you to post your daily target calorie burn and daily calorie amount for the up and coming weeks. Jan.26- Feb. 23


3.) 5k run/jog/walk/ or "stepper/Stair Machine". I would like for all of us to really focus on running more this month 2 to 3 times a week if you can do it that often, if not just try to run/jog/walk/or even a stepper/Stair Machine. Anyway you choose to do it is welcome.
Feb. 23- Mar 23


4.) Abs R us. 3 days a week Work on those abs.
Please report measurements every week. Or feel free to tell us how it's going. Mar 23- April 27


5.) Tone Express. 3 days a week. Tone the whole body.. Any program you choose. pliates, yoga, Thi Chi- What ever you choose it don't have to be any of these.. Report weekly if you feel any progress. Let us know how if it's working for you, and at the end of the month. Please do your measurements, and report them. How ever you like. Starting measurements and ending results.April 27-May 25

 
6.) Weight lifting.
2 days out of the week pick your day to weight train. Report at the end of the month. Inches lossed or gained, and how you feel after doing the program. ( If you don't have a gym membership.) I can post a few helpful link on how to weight train at home. This one is a option to do, you don't have to do this programs if you don't want to. May 25-June 29

July 6- August 31. Choose a program from 1-5 and redo it.

Every MONDAY from 12/15/08-8/31/09 Final Results.
Final Results is an over all report of weight loss and inches. Also, we will "maybe" start a maintain and support group for the ones who still have a little ways to go.
BUT! I would like each of you to pick a amount of weight you'll like to lose during this period.

This Challenge will end. August 31/09 Please report:
Weight Loss
Inches Loss
Goal Weights
Comments
And if you feel up for another group.

This is the challenge plan, if you have any suggestion on how to make it better. Please tell me. Your advice is welcome.

I would like for you to post your:
Name
Weight
Focus Goal Loss
Goal Weight
A little about yourself. So we can get to know you.

Weigh ins.
Starting weight
Current Weight
Loss

Once again, we are only looking for SERIOUS PEOPLE ONLY!
Please do not join if you are not planning on being here every week for the weigh in.

WILL DO, MUST DO, CAN DO!

~Lynn

 


Edit~ I had to correct a few things on here. I'm so sorry for the mix up.

The Corrections, and adds are underline

 I'm still correcting the damn page.. Now I think I got my dates right.

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You welcome Cricket, I just want this easy for everyone. I want everyone to be able to do something that's fits them. Not just fits one, but fits everyone. They can even adjust there weeks of doing it. You know or break the miles up.

I'm glad you like the add of the stepper. I have a treadmill and a elliptical at home. I threw out my stepper, but I do want to get one of those air climber's by X mas or after. I just put a bid in for a thigh master. I'm still winning, and that's a good sign.

So, Wish me luck. I need it.

Here is a link I would like for all of us to review. I think there is some helpful info in here for each and everyone of us to view and use. So take a peak, and I hope you can use something from this link.

http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/exer cise.html

I hope you all can use some of the tools that are in this link for toning.

Hey, if you're still adding to the group, I would like to join!

Name: Jessica

Start Weight:  185 (April 2008)

Last Weigh-In:  170 (September 2008)

Focus Goal Loss:  25 pounds by September 2009

Goal Weight:  135

I'm 31, I have a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old, and I work full-time.  I was overweight before, and I have lost all the baby weight, and am now working on being a good healthy mom as well as a successful professional.  My biggest health challenge is setting aside time to plan for meals, menus, etc., when all I want to do is crash after the kids go to sleep.  My second-biggest challenge is taking time to work out, especially when I'm trying to prove to my office that I have what it takes to move up.  I was pleased with my progress this past summer on CC, and took a break in September.  I maintained my weight for the next two months, but I have noticed a change in the past few weeks, so I'm ready to start up again.  CC challenges were the number one reason I was successful before, and I really like the ideas you've laid out in this challenge!

Welcome yiscah, I would like to thank my members most of all for there advice. We voted on the name, and a few gave me some input on what they would like to see, and challenges was one of them. Changing things up to work for a group of people was another one. We all can't do what other's can do.. So a lot of touch ups has been done to the OP.

Welcome, and I will see you on Monday 15


Name-  Futurebeauty


Weight- 245.2


Focus Goal Loss   75 pounds by end of challange

Loss  41 since september 2008


Goal Weight  170

    A little about yourself. So we can get to know you.      Been a life long battlewith weight loss, since I was a toddler. The smallest adult size i ever been was 165lbs, spent all of my teenage years in the 200lbs, The older I get the more I think about my health and what can become of it if I don't take controll.

I need 1 more person to join, and this group will be closed.

Last call for ONE more person. Last call after 2 night. THIS CHALLENGE WILL BE CLOSED.

Well, I'm sure I will see you all on Monday. There is still room for one more until mid-night. Once mid night hit... This group will be closed.

Welcome everyone!

Let the challenges begin.

~Lynn

looking forward to it, i still need to get my measurements in, i keep forgetting to buy a measuring tape....

I NEED THIS!!!!

good luck everyone!

Well Holly, you have until next Sunday to get you one.. The inch at a time challenge starts on the 22, and this is a smart way to get an easy jump on your 2 areas you picked. I've already started working on my combo spots, but only a few times during the week at the gym. I don't have the tools I really need to do this at home. A total gym does help a little, but not alot. I need the gym of these problem areas, and low fat, low carbs, no sugar, low sodium & more protein to get rid of these bad (Sealed hips and Thighs.) It's going to be a challenge, and that's why I picked my combo area.. Hardest and last thing for me to lose.

Oh! And all the good food will be rolling in once again on the 24-26. I'm not cooking a feast this time. Just enough for that day and if there is any left overs. It must go out the door with the last guest living the house.

Good Luck.

Posting my weigh-in now since i'm off to a whole day of school and after going to be painting the backdrop for a play so might not see my house all day:

 

Stats as of Monday 15th December:

Weight- 56.6kg

Goal Weight - 53

Waist - 28 inches
Hips - 33 inche

I hope i am doing this right :)

Off i go!

You are fine Kay

This GROUP is now closed.

Thank you all for joining us in this journey. Now lets shake some pounds off.

See the rest of you later on in the day..

WELCOME to: WILL DO, MUST DO, CAN DO... WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE!

Starting weight - Dec 15:  131.2 lbs 


Current Weight


Loss

 

I'm keeping my old measurements since I usually measure every month only.

My measurements as of Dec 1 , 2008 are:

Waist (narrowest): 28 "

Hips: 32.5 "

Thigh: 20 "

My focus : waist and thigh

Photos: I did take 2 photos (front & back) in my undies this A.M. but i am not going to make them public...I will at the end of the challenge though

Good morning, everyone!

This morning's starter weigh-in:  172.5

Can I ask about choosing an area to measure/work on?  I've read over and over that you cannot burn fat in target areas.  Are you guys working out specific areas?  Or just choosing specific areas to measure as representative of overall whole-body loss?

Thanks! 

I'm off to wake up the kiddos and go to work, and I will check in again when they are back in bed, probably 8pm CST.  Have a great day, everyone!  I will be thinking of you all as I try to resist all the crap junkfood littering the office!!

Original Post by yiscah:

Can I ask about choosing an area to measure/work on?  I've read over and over that you cannot burn fat in target areas.  Are you guys working out specific areas?  Or just choosing specific areas to measure as representative of overall whole-body loss?

 

of course you cannot choose where to lose inches from ; but for example doing Strength training for the lower body will increase your chances of losing inches in the thighs; cardio burns fat all over; it's only up to the body to decide where it loses from

I chose my problem areas although I always lose weight from the hips...sigh

Good morning everyone.  Ugh....i took my measurements this morning and was not pleased!  My target areas are for sure gonna be my waist and hips. 

Starting weight: 198.6

Hope you guys have a good day.

Still no measurements - been a bad boy. I also posted in the New Year challenge

12/15
Name: Bob
Age: 62
Starting Weight: 166.4 9/2/2008
Goal Weight: 154
Current Weight: 163.6 (down .4 from last week)
Total Weight Loss: 2.8
Well no gain week to week but still haven't stayed under 163 on a Monday morning! Hip or whatever I pulled is feeling a ton better. Interviewed a new trainer this morning. Will start Mon 1/5.

This weeks plan: Ease into running - Tue & Thur, will be going camping in a state part Fri - Sun so I don't know if I'll get a run or two in or not. Will certainly give it a shot.

Goals for the month of Dec:
Stick to my eating plan with min deficit of 500 cal/day - start losing weight again
Sun 12/7 5K race goal - Missed goal, finished in 38:57.
Maybe hit 160 and stay there - have to break the set point somehow.

 

Good morning everyone!!

Week 1-Dec, 15,08 --- Starting weight: 148.8

Tom is knocking at the door. I hate that! I have to work a lot harder now to lose weight this week, and fight the cravings I will be having.

Yiscah, to answer your question.. Cricket had already done a great job in doing that, but I'm going to add my 10 cents. You can not spot train.

But what you can do is this. Spend a little more time to increase your chances of losing inches from your areas of choice. I'm spending more time on my tights and butt, and have already notice some difference in those areas. Focusing on how I plan on working on my trouble spots. 15 mins on the stair machine at the gym was a great find for me. ( Thanks Yella!) My legs has improved so much. I was training with weights already, but when Yella- one of the girls in the group told me about the stair machine at the gym. I got on it a few days later, and got the surprise of a life time. It really works on those legs. Not only that, but adding a little more time to that trouble area helped me break my past plateau. Because I was working the larger muscle groups in a different way. Building more muscle mass with added resistance and low cardio.

There is nothing wrong with spending a little more time on the problem area of your choice. We are really working on the muscles of that area. The more muscle fiber you add- the more burn of calories you get out. During the whole day. Muscle burn calories all day. Fat burn nothing. The body drop pounds when ever how ever.

We can't choice where the fat is going to come from, but we can focus on working "problem" areas a little more. Just to see if we get a little results.

 

Good Mng Everyone, glad I made it to week 1

Dec 15,2008-----Starting weight: 138lbs (yikes)

Starting weight: 180 lbs

Weigh In: 179.2 lbs

Loss: .8 lbs

Only lost .8 lbs this week, but I think that it's not too bad considering that this week I'm in San Francisco with the family and have absolutely no time to go to the gym. I do walk everywhere so I say that a whole day of walking at a brisk pace up and down holly San Fran is just as good, if not better, than 20 minutes on a flat treadmill.  As for working trouble areas, since I plan on losing in my thighs and stomach so I am resigning myself to do all those exercises that I hate to do like lunges and wall sits and side planks to see some results. 

 

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