Welcome Red Team! Who's ready to rock? This will be your home for the next 8 weeks to chat it up, vent, encourage, support, motivate or just chill. Meanwhile we will be losing all of these unwanted lb's! I'm excited to be here with all of you. We are the RED TEAM! We are going to kick some serious bootay!!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Maggie, or Mags whichever you prefer...
I hope you're as excited as I am! Let's get this party started!
Hi Angel! You're the first post.......go girl! So is your name Angel? What do you want us to call you?
My Tabatha But everyone can call me Tabby or Tab whatever they perfere really! :)
I have just finished my last final today (5 finals and 2 papers total) and will be out celebrating today, needless to say probably drinking and going for italian....BUT, I am very proud of myself in that I spent an hour on the elliptical today, burned off 600 calories, AND have been eating fruit all day. Yay for motivation and thinking ahead.
On that note I want to wish good luck to everyone and go RED team!
This is so exciting! Hi Everyone!!
You can call me init and I am ready to rock! I am a female, 6' tall (whoa, I know), 28 yrs old, and 183 lbs currently. I plan on losing 13 lbs in this challenge. My issue is overeating when i follow a strict plan so I am currently on an 1800-2000/day cal intake of good, healthy food every few hours. Excercise has never been a problem-do it religiously and just got off a week's rest so I am rearin to go! I lost about 40 lbs in college (from 210 in HS) but have gained about 8-10lbs since February that i want OFF. Always looking to lose more than that but don't know if I ever will *sigh*.
Anyway, looking forward to getting to know everyone :)!!!
Tab it is! So tell us a little about yourself. You ready to rock?!
irka13....welcome! What's your name? Good going on thinking ahead, especially spending an hour on the elliptical!! Whew!! That's a lot of burn!!
Init!! Welcome!! 6 ft?!!! Whoa is right! Another Rebecca Romijn!!
I'm always looking up (5'2")
You've come to the right place in getting those extra lb's off! We're gonna kick butt!
Glad to see everybody motivated and anxious to getting started!
My name's Irina btw =)
Irina it is. An unusual name.....very unique! You're the first Irina I've met! Glad to meet you.
Hello Team! I am so ready for this! This is my first time signing up for a challenge and I am ready to get rid of this weight once and for all!
My name is Cathy... some call me Stone or Cat. I am 40 y/o, married w/ children. I am 5'2" tall and my current weight is 195 (started at 225 - Jan. 6, 2009).
I am looking so forward to having a new "team" of support and getting to know everyone.
We can do this together!
Cat.......you've lost how much already?! That's fantastic!!! Soon I'll be calling you "Slim"!!
You're right,...."We can do this together!"
I know Maggie... when I actually write it down... I think WOW... and I did that? I mean, I DID THAT!
I can't wait to get back into the "petite" section of the department stores!
When I started this, my waist was 54" around... I was really almost as big around as I am tall... LOL
GO RED TEAM!
I'm Catherine (there is already a Cat so....you all can call me SG if you want)
I have a lot to lose. I am 5'10" and weigh 211. Right now I am just hoping for at least 203 by the time this challenge is over, but ...wouldn't it be great to be under 200! I have a wonderful supportive boyfriend so I have been working at it. I also recently quit smoking 3 weeks ago. I am really happy to say that since I quit I have lost 1.4lbs. It doesn't sound like a lot but I am so excited that I have been able to quit nic and not turn to food. Now I am ready to really start losing. I am super excited about this. This is the kind of motivation I need!
SG I just might start calling you Cat and Cat "Stone" if that's alright with y'all.
Getting under or hitting 200 lbs by the time this challenge is over, sounds doable to me. So you're looking to be in one-derland eh?
Dang......wish I could post graphics on here.....I have a one-derland membership card that I could fill in your name and whoever else hits one-derland!
Another Catherine! That's great!
and Mags.. Stone is fine with me (Trust me, I've been called worse..)
Cat... under 200 is SO DOABLE!!! You WILL do it! You really will! AND... quitting smoking, too?! What an inspiration you are! (I still smoke... not as much since before I started exercising but...) I've always said, "Quit smoking? I'm No Quitter!" - will consider tho
I realized I could do a lot more (exercise wise) if I could breathbetter! LOL no but seriously I always said I didn't want to quit because I was afraid of gaining weight. So I decided to replace the smoking habit with a better one. Now on my breaks and stuff at work I go for a short walk. I am also working out every evening for 30-45 min. I am thinking about increasing that as I would like to be in the one-derland club!!
Cat.......kudos for replacing smoking with walking! That's one sure way of not gaining weight! That's just great!
Stone, I don't know how it is to be a smoker cause I don't smoke, never have, BUT I do know how it is to run out of breath so easily just from walking! I guess you can relate to Cat about breathing easier by just exercising.
I have gained so much weight that it ain't even funny! But after two weeks of walking I must admit that I'm breathing a heck of a lot easier!
How much do you wanna bet that you'll probably give up smoking soon?
I see there's about 8 more left of our team who hasn't reported for duty.
Once they do, I'm going to post a small questionnaire so that we can get to know each other a little better.
I'm looking forward to these next 8 weeks. I can tell we're going to have some fun!
hey team well 5'9 267 pounds and working hard on loseing it my ending goals 160 pounds and i can't waitt to get started !!!!!! GO RED TEAM!!!!!
Is your plan to lose 107 lbs. in 8 weeks? or in total?
My plan is 100 lbs total... 225 to 125. I was giving myself 10 months... I thought my goal was lofty.... whew!
107 in total lol not sure i could pull that off in 8 months i wish!