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12-week Spring challenge


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Shake off the winter blahs and get ready to feel terrific. This spring, start a new (or better) health and fitness routine. Commit to being good to yourself and get ready for a great summer.

The challenge begins Monday, April 9, 2012 and ends Friday, June 29, 2012. Mondays and Fridays are check-in days (or whatever works for you). The following format has worked well in the past - feel free to use it:

Week 1 -   Apr 09: ----      Apr 13: ----    Change: ----
Week 2 -   Apr 16: ----    Apr 20: ----    Change: ----
Week 3 -   Apr 23: ----    Apr 27: ----    Change: ----
Week 4 -   Apr 30: ----    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     ----

Today's Weight for challenge: ----

Overall change for challenge:  ----

When you sign up you can include a brief introduction of yourself and state your goals for the challenge. On check-in days, it’s nice to write an encouraging note to the poster before you – no negativity please. Feel free to ask questions, offer advice and share success secrets at any time. We had a great group in the last challenge (hopefully, many of them will be back) and we look forward to having some new, eager people join this challenge.

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claire - good job on the exercise this week - keep it up. Makes you feel good, right? I'm always glad I worked out (regardless of how my eating goes).

kari - TOM again? Maybe ask your doc about that - doesn't seem right. And...didn't I kick his butt a few days ago? guess it wasn't hard enough ; )

suz - good job getting out for your run - high fives! The distance doesn't matter as much as the fact that you made yourself go. And YES...you have to ease into warm-weather running. Try to always stay hydrated - not just before your run - it's very important.

Week 1 -   Apr 09:140.4 Apr 13: 137.6    Change: -2.8
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 137.4    Apr 20: 138.4    Change: +1.0
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 138.4    Apr 27: 139.6    Change: +1.2
Week 4 -   Apr 30: ----    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     140.4

Today's Weight for challenge: 139.6

Overall change for challenge: -0.8

Have been pretty good this week - not perfect though. I don't have a lot of leeway in my calories so I must buckle down and get diligent if I want to lose. Today's a new day so...here I go.

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 130.0     Apr 13: 129.6    Change: +0.6
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 130.6     Apr 20: 129.0    Change: -1.6
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 129.0     Apr 27: 128.4    Change: ----
Week 4 -   Apr 30: ----    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ---- (Goal: 125)
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     130.0

Today's Weight for challenge: 128.4

Overall change for challenge:  -1.6lbs


Going to need to be controlled this weekend. We're having a party and I know I tend to overdo it with the alcohol and then once that starts, i'll eat lots of junk!

Fingers crossed for Monday. Hoping for 128.0

 

Goals for this weekend:

Get exercise 

Don't overdo cals at party. 

Enjoy treats and drinks with moderation 

good luck with the party,  healthymadison!   i tend to alternate alcohol with water/diet soda - keeps me from getting to drunksy and helps to curb the calories.

thanks for the hydration reminder, runyourlife - you really can tell the difference on a hot day.   the first think i do when i get to work is fill up my water bottle, and i try to drain it at least twice.

 

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 164.6      Apr 13: 171.6    Change: 0
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 171.0    Apr 20: 172.0    Change: +1
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 172.4   Apr 27: 171.6    Change: -0.8!
Week 4 -   Apr 30: ----    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     171.6

Today's Weight for challenge: 171.6

Overall change for challenge:  0.0

glad to see that i've got myself back to square one :)  i did a lot better with my eating this week, and had a really great run yesterday.  no biking this week, though.  tricksy rain forecasts kept me in my car, but i'll be back next week.

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 184        Apr 13: ----      Change: -1
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 183        Apr 20: ----      Change: -.6
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 182.4    Apr 27: 183.4   Change: +1

PMS- I always gain between the 24-29th

Start Weight for challenge:    184

Today's Weight for challenge: 183.4

Overall change for challenge:  -.6

 

I've been dealing with an injured foot. I was training for a 1/2 marathon when I pinched a nerve in my foot. It is SOOO painful to even walk somedays. I have been really bummed and not working out as much as I should. I feel like if I'm not running, I'm not working out hard enough.

Anyone have any high intensity workouts that won't hurt my foot?

THANKS

Original Post by bexxeb:

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 184        Apr 13: ----      Change: -1
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 183        Apr 20: ----      Change: -.6
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 182.4    Apr 27: 183.4   Change: +1

PMS- I always gain between the 24-29th

Start Weight for challenge:    184

Today's Weight for challenge: 183.4

Overall change for challenge:  -.6

 

I've been dealing with an injured foot. I was training for a 1/2 marathon when I pinched a nerve in my foot. It is SOOO painful to even walk somedays. I have been really bummed and not working out as much as I should. I feel like if I'm not running, I'm not working out hard enough.

Anyone have any high intensity workouts that won't hurt my foot?

THANKS

Maybe swimming?

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 137     Apr 13: 132    Change: -5
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 134    Apr 20: 131    Change: -3
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 133    Apr 27: 133    Change: 0
Week 4 -   Apr 30: ----    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:  137

Today's Weight for challenge: 133

Overall change for challenge:  -4

 

::GOALS::

  • 3rd week
  • no snacks ----> PASSED 
  • no nail biting!! ---> PASSED [nail polish does wonders]
  • one dessert a day ---> PASSED
  • one warm meal a day, prepared from scratch ---> PASSED
  • stretch for min 10 minutes before bed ---> FAILED [must.start.stretching.again.]

 

@bexxeb you probably don't want to hear this, but please don't do intense workouts if your foot hurts even when you walk. Be careful, rest (maybe some light activity) and recover quickly! 

Hi guys,

I hope you all had a great weekend so far...

@healthymadison: how did your party go.. Were you able to control your alcohol intake? I always had a hard time with that, and I recently stop drinking alcohol (1months ago..yeaaah !!) pretty much when i started my weight loss journey, not really to lose weight in the first place, I really got sick of being hangover and spend most of my sundays dying in my bed...lol Anyway, I hope you a lot of had fun!!!

 

@bexxeb: Sorry to hear about your foot, I agree with HealthyMadison, if you have access to a pool. definitely go swimming... I go several times in the week and I see plenty of ppl with knees or foot injuries, swimming because its the only exercise they can do. Plus, its a work out for your whole body and it burns a lot of calories..

 

Week 1 -    Apr 13: 178.8    
Week 2 -    Apr 20: 175      Change: -3.8lbs
Week 3 -    Apr 27: 173      Change: -2lbs
Week 4 -    May 4: ----       Change: ----
Week 5 -    May 11: ----     Change: ----
Week 6 -    May 18: ----     Change: ----
Week 7 -    May 25: ----     Change: ----
Week 8 -    Jun 01: ----      Change: ----
Week 9 -    Jun 08: ----      Change: ----
Week 10 -  Jun 15: ----      Change: ----
Week 11 -  Jun 22: ----      Change: ----
Week 12 -  Jun 29: ----      Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     178.8

Today's Weight for challenge: 173

Overall change for challenge:  -5.8lbs

 

This has been an ok week for me so I am really glad to see 2 pounds off, last sunday I had a whole pizza from Dominos in the afternoon and then chicken fingers at night.. I don't really feel bad about it but still, I went overboard with the chicken fingers (i wasn't hungry at all, but just saw ppl eating chicken fingers on TV, and I couldn't stop myself from ordering them..lol)

Also, exercisewise, i went to the pool only twice this week, and i spent most of my time talking with the other lazy ppl in the pool... I think, I'm getting bored with the pool and i need to find new workouts, I hear a lot of you guys talking about spinning class or zumba class, I'm thinking about trying one of those..

I feel really good right now, because I always felt fat even when I wasn't, and i always wanted to lose this weight but for some reason i never did, I think i wasn't ready because now i feel like nothing can stop me, I know i can do it, I don't know if I'm being cocky but i really feel that way... Determination (i really hope thats also an english word..lol), i think thats the word!!!!!

Good luck to you all for this week, let s stay strong and see all our efforts pay off next week!!!!

Woooooooooooooow. So I signed up for this and then totally forgot it existed. I don't know how! Luckily I log my weight every day so I can catch up a bit.

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 186.6      Apr 13: 184.2    Change: -2.4
Week 2 -   Apr 20: 183.2    Change: -1
Week 3 -   Apr 27: 182.0    Change: -1.2
Week 4 -   May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     186.6

Today's Weight for challenge: 182.0

Overall change for challenge:  -4.6

So since I haven't been back since I signed up, a little about me: My goal for this challenge is to hit 170 lbs. I think that's fairly doable, even if I hit a plateau now and then. Best thing about that number is that it will pull me down from "Obese" to plain ol' "Overweight," which is something I haven't been since college. Right now I'm only 2 lbs over my college graduation weight, so I'm pretty happy about that, but there's still a lot of work to be done.

I'm currently working out at a small gym, doing weightlifting 2-3x/week with my husband and extra cardio 2x/week, alternating between working on the Couch to 5k program and sweating it out on the elliptical while listening to an audiobook. I've always been okay at counting calories, but now I'm trying to work in some specific, healthy foods, like having a serving of almonds once a day, and eating more home-cooked lean meats and vegetables. I still have a massive sweet tooth but I'm trying to limit my intake a bit more despite constant cravings. It's all about quality calories, right? Right.

Right now I am desperately trying to get down to 180, though, and for whatever reason, I'm getting impatient. I'm cutting down on sodium and carbs, and drinking extra water, just to see if I can get rid of some water weight. I know I just need to keep doing what I'm doing and I'll get there. It just takes time, and I'm doing it right and being healthy about it. Just wish this anxiety would ease up. I should really just be happy that I'm not 200 any longer!

 

 

@floriane185 It's always good to break up your exercise with something a little different! As long as you have fun with it, that's the real point, right? Anyhow you've obviously done such a great job already. You aren't being cocky at all. Sometimes you just know when something's going to work out, and it really will for you! So be proud! Congratulations!

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 159     Apr 13: 155   Change: -4

Week 2 -   Apr 16: 160    Apr 20: 154    Change: -6
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 154    Apr 27: 157    Change: +3

Week 4 -      Apr 30: 158    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     159

Today's Weight for challenge: 158

Overall change for challenge:  -1 

Thanks for the previous kick in the TOM run... this one wont leave.  I am calling the doc today to see if I can get in there on Friday after work.  Today is day 17 :(  I am eating more to help with the energy so I know I will not lose any weight and am still retaining water weight.  Love menopause.

Good luck at the Docs Karijos, I hope he gets you sorted out.

Wow Antipixie, I feel exhausted just reading your workouts.  With all you are doing you should hit your target in no time.  Best of luck

I well I am back where I started at the beginning of this challenge but that's ok as I know I look slimmer and feel slimmer.  Hopefully losing 1.5 pound this week will kickstart this recent plateau out of touch.

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 152.5      Apr 16: 153.5   Change: +1
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 153.5  Apr 20:154    Change: +0.5

Week 3 -   Apr 23: 154   Apr 27: 152.5   Change: -1.5
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 152.5    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     152.5

Today's Weight for challenge: 152.5

Overall change for challenge:  +0

Good job maintaining over the weekend tantan.

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 164     Apr 13: 164    Change: 00
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 163     Apr 20: 163.5 Change: +.5
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 163     Apr 27: 164    Change: +1
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 163.5  May 4: ----      Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----    May 11: ----     Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----    May 18: ----     Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----    May 25: ----     Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----    Jun 01: ----      Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----     Jun 08: ----      Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----     Jun 15: ----      Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----     Jun 22: ----      Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----     Jun 29: ----      Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     164

Today's Weight for challenge: 163.5

Overall change for challenge: -.5

TOM is here. I can't use that for much of an excuse though. My calorie deficit has been hanging around -50 per day. Yeah that means I've basically been maintaining. I'm picking up my runs this week, hydrating, and eating really healthy. My first 5k is this coming Saturday so I have to be prepared. Hopefully a 1lb weight loss will come with all that effort this week. :) Have a great week everyone.

Good job @travsgirl - a loss is a loss, especially with TOM, so keep up the hard work this week!  

Week 1 -   Apr 09:          Apr 13: 145.6   Change: 
Week 2 -   Apr 16: ----    Apr 20: ---- 146.8   Change: ----
Week 3 -   Apr 23: ----    Apr 27: ---- 144.8   Change: ----
Week 4 -   Apr 30: ----    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     145.6

 Today's Weight for challenge: 144.8

Overall change for challenge: -.8

I weighed in Friday, but didn't have time to post before we left town for the week-end so I posted today for Fri.  I had a really good week last week, though probably undid a lot this past week-end with all the eating out and wonderful food, but anyway, back to work this week.  My goals are the same this week:

No junk food

Work out every day

Drink 8 glasses of water/day.

Have a good week everyone;  see you Friday!

 

@rrhernshe - Yay for the loss! 2lbs from the past Friday is great! :)

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 162.6     Apr 13: 162.8    Change: +.2
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 162.0    Apr 20: 162.4    Change: +.4
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 163    Apr 27: 162.8    Change: -.2
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 164.4    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     162.8

Today's Weight for challenge: 164.4

Overall change for challenge:  +1.6

OMG! Totally horrified by the number on the scale this morning. I haven't seen 164 in about 6 months! I didn't eat well this weekend (was out for dinner twice and related drinks) but I did get in quite a bit of activity - not vigorous exercise but constant movement, i.e. not sitting on my butt watching TV.  Need some greater focus and more sleep, plus lots and lots of water. Soldiering on!

claire - Don't stress about the number. It could be so many things, right? It'll come back down. Drink your water today and flush it away.

rrhern - My week was the same - did really well all week but went out for dinner this weekend and indulged a bit. Oh well... we're back at it today, right?

travs - It's a good idea to eat at maintenance before your race. Eat well, hydrate and get lots of rest this week and you'll do great on Saturday!

Week 1 -   Apr 09:140.4 Apr 13: 137.6    Change: -2.8
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 137.4    Apr 20: 138.4    Change: +1.0
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 138.4    Apr 27: 139.6    Change: +1.2
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 139       May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     140.4

Today's Weight for challenge: 139.0

Overall change for challenge: -1.4

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 137     Apr 13: 132    Change: -5
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 134    Apr 20: 131    Change: -3
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 133    Apr 27: 133    Change: 0
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 132    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:  137

Today's Weight for challenge: 132

Overall change for challenge:  -5

 

::GOALS::

  • 4th week
  • max 2500 calories/day
  • max 3 cookies/day
  • max 1 tablespoon honey/day
  • max 500 calories of desserts/day
  • max 500 calories @ teatime [if visiting relatives]
  • no snacks
  • no seconds
  • NO overeating 
  • do pullups && chinups 2x
  • play piano 4x

This is going to be a hard week. I'm at home (after a long time) and while I absolutely love this place, I have a tendency to overeat big time. So. Many. Good. Foods! Everything is home-baked, home-made, locally grown and incredibly yummi. We're talking raw milk and honey and apple pies and home-baked rye bread here!!! Yes, I'll eat all of those things but I will not eat ungodly amounts and pass out on the couch. I actually sat down and made a plan this time, got a few tricks up my sleeve and a decent supply of high-protein foods && black tea if the going gets tough. The battlefield is ready. Bring it on!

 

@claire314 if you haven't actually been overeating like, a lot, don't stress it, really. Do you feel like you're losing focus? I believe it happens to most of us. :D Sit down, take some time, remind yourself what your goals are, tweak them if necessary, make a plan you can follow, ... You know how it goes. ;) And you have my vote for getting more sleep. ^^ Good luck!

@travs_girl +1 on eating at least maintenance if you want to run your best. ^^ 

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 164.6    Apr 13: 171.6    Change: 0
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 171.0    Apr 20: 172.0    Change: +1
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 172.4    Apr 27: 171.6    Change: -0.8!
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 172.6    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     171.6

Today's Weight for challenge: 172.6

Overall change for challenge:  +1.0

oh, weekends...this was a pretty lazy one, and i went out to eat at least 3 times.   and it's my turn to use the TOM excuse, yippie :/   i did get a pretty good run in yesterday, so that helped.   i'll drink some extra water today to balance everything out.

@jack_lynx, good luck with being at home - all that homemade stuff sounds awesome.   smart idea, coming up with a plan before getting there!  never hurts to be prepared.

Thanks for the advice everyone. I was thinking it over last night and of course it would make better sense to maintain this week since I'm running Saturday. I will need all the energy I can get. So my goal this week is to hydrate, do one more run this week (I'm taking 3 days off to rest), and to eat healthy while maintaining. :)

Hi all,

I'm starting late but I need the motivation from joining a group.  I'm Fran, mother of 2 twenty-somethings - soon to be a grandmother (this fall!).  My main interests are quilting and camping.  I gained 16 pounds over the past year - I loved the way I looked last summer and I want to get back to that weight - around 150.

Week 1 -   Apr 09: ----      Apr 13: ----    Change: ----
Week 2 -   Apr 16: ----    Apr 20: ----    Change: ----
Week 3 -   Apr 23: ----    Apr 27: ----    Change: ----
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 166.5    May 4: ----     Change: ----
Week 5 -   May 07: ----   May 11: ----    Change: ----
Week 6 -   May 14: ----   May 18: ----    Change: ----
Week 7 -   May 21: ----   May 25: ----    Change: ----
Week 8 -   May 28: ----   Jun 01: ----    Change: ----
Week 9 -   Jun 04: ----    Jun 08: ----    Change: ----
Week 10 - Jun 11: ----    Jun 15: ----    Change: ----
Week 11 - Jun 18: ----    Jun 22: ----    Change: ----
Week 12 - Jun 25: ----    Jun 29: ----    Change: ----

Start Weight for challenge:     166.5

Today's Weight for challenge: ----

Overall change for challenge:  ----

Week 1 -   Apr 09: 184        Apr 13: 
Week 2 -   Apr 16: 183        Apr 20:  
Week 3 -   Apr 23: 182.4     Apr 27: 183.4  
Week 4 -   Apr 30: 182        May 4: ----    

Start Weight for challenge:    184

Today's Weight for challenge: 182

Overall change for challenge:  -2 

About my foot-

It still hurts. I've had two shots of cortisone, but I won't have more. They want to do surgury, but I won't do that either. I have been using the elliptical at the gym since I figured I'm not "pounding" on my foot like I do when running. Unfortunately, my gym doesn't have a pool and I live in the NE so it's still cool out... I read that pinched nerves can heal themselves with rest and time... it's just hard to rest your foot.

I am going to try and spin tonight, but it could end up being very painful. I'll leave if it hurts too much.

Thanks Ladies for the suggestions :o)

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