No more Sonic
No more "just one drag" from the bf's cig
Positive self talk
I have to do it. I refuse to give in to the little voice I have been hearing lately, saying the most insidiously comforting things.... "I will do it after I take a break for the holidays...." "It's only a month...." "I will make it my resolution and stick to it....."
I did it already. I do not want to do it again. I want to keep moving forward and get 'er done. ( ;
Anyone out there who needs to get and stay motivated to NOT gain the average 7 POUNDS of holiday splurge gain????? I would like to make it to 180 before New Year's/ That's my goal. Anyone else? ( :
Would love to join if thats ok.
Goal...115 by new years....currently 125.6. Started at 130. attempting to work out 6 days a week, and eating 1300 calories a day.
in major need of some motivation!
I am pretty sure my girls from the Ex-Thick-CHick Club will join us as well, but I am so gladto know I am not the only one out there!
Went out and did some raking with the ultimate goal in mind of being done with lawn maintenance for the year. But NO, my mower will not atart and our hometown repair service is on break right now, of course. I cannot possibly pick up and bag ALLLLLL the leaves in our yard, so I did the best I could with small piles for future mulching and came in after a couple of hours. ( ;
I saw ktcort is training for a triathalon (you go, girl)---just watched a Made on MTV where a theater geek made it all the way. HARD STUFF. What;s your motivation/goal, miss reenz? ( : I found cc in the hopes of slimming down for my bf's cousin;s wedding where I was the big girl Oreo filling between 2 size zero cookie wafers. lol, nah, I looked better and felt a million times better. BUT since the hard core stress of getting skinny for the wedding has been over (since early September), I have been more lax in my efforts. I have summers off (school teacher), so it was WAY EASIER to get up and exercise an hour, drink my water, exercise some more, cook healthy, etc. Now with work, just harder. Still do-able. Just harder. You know how it is....
So welcome---forgive the long post. It's just how I am. ( : (blush)
Hey! Since the summer I have been losing and gaining the same 5 lbs.
I moved and that is one of the reasons I haven't really exercised. I lived in a building with my own gym for the last years and I was too used to having all those machines available to me. I miss the treadmills =( I really hate running outside...
Anyway... that is why I instead of maintaining and toning like I was doing, I have pretty much gained a bit of weight but lost tons of muscle and saw my bf% shoot back up again.
I saw your topic and I would really like to stop this up and down and actually lose something.
I'd love to lose 10 pounds by New Year's ... that would be just delightful, actually. Now if my body and the scale would just cooperate, ya know?
I recently hit 160, and I'm close to getting into the 150's (I haven't been 150 in like 2 years!) I WOULD DEFINITELY LOVE TO SET THIS AS A GOAL... :)
I'm here with you to lose 10 pounds by January 2008!!!! for me 160 to 150 on the nose!!!
My goal is 55 kg (110 lb I think?) by New Year. 7 kg to go.
I'm totally with you on this one. =]]
I am so excited to see some interest in keeping the weight loss going through the holidays!
I friended all of you, just mostly because I like to. ( : Hope you don;t mind. Some of you have adorable kittens/cats, puppies/dogs, didn't see any kids or hubbies, but they must be out there too. Some of you are at weights I would give my left arm to be at---oh, wait. if I chopped off an arm, I MIGHT be close to the same weight... =P lol
So how do we want to do this? I like to use cc as my primary source of free friend therapy personally. I think the girls I met on here this summer are one of the reasons why I made it as far as I have and had fun at the same time. I guess what I am saying is do we talk about us, names, jobs, lives, weight loss issues and roadblocks, or is it strictly business? "How much did you lose this week? anywho, thanks for reminding me I am NOT the only one out there with the same worries!!!
Happy Saturday----I raked leaves yesterday (well, got all the piles made) and this morning there was snow!! All melted now, but there is no temperature excuse about exercising now, so get out with your dog and wog! ( :
Totally. I have to be 130 by January, or else... well, I just might cry, but more importantly, i really want my grandmother to see me as a beautiful young lady, and I know that she'd be so proud to come in january and see me so much slimmer than last time ++^v^++
And this is totally possible~~ just eat well, drink lots of water, and finally get down to exercising... No more slacking!! EVERYONE!! LET's WIN!!!
I want to do this too!! (thanks for the kind comment the other day too olivia!).
I want to lose 10.6 lbs by New Years, which would make me 145! This will be a great motivator!! It would be cool if you would make a little thing at the top like they do in the exercise challenge where the weight loss could be updated maybe? I'm not sure how to go about it, but thanks for coming up with a great idea :)
I am sure gma already knows you are gorgeous, but it is so great to have external as well as internal motivation this time of year.
Just went for an awesomely brisk wog with my adopted dog. (Long story short, I am a cat girl, but my neighbors always seem to have a woefully neglected puppy for me to walk. It keeps me going. Even days I do not want to exercise, the thought of that little, pretty puppy Brown Sugar going stir --eerrr, leash crazy is enough to get me out for a while at the very least.)
I just told myself I needed to make a set in stone schedule for wogging -- at least one day of the weekend (probably both if I can make it happen), Mondays (since we have an obligatory dinner with the bf's parents on Tuesdays), Wednesdays (since the bf has bowling league on Thursdays), Thursdays when I skip out on bowling and Friday if it is in my bodily ability. I am a school teacher, so sometimes by Friday afternoon, I am literally and seriously drained. Also, I will drink at least 2 big glasses of water before I have any diet soda every day. Goals..... : D Aren't they grand?
Ha!! Goals ROCK!! I am going to start the couch to 5K program tomorrow. I actually used to run a lot, like 30-50 miles a week. Now I can't even run a 5k without walking part of it. BLECH. So the couch to 5K program seems pretty good and it's set up for people who aren't runners. So it should be something I can do. It's 9 weeks long so............ that is my goal along with losing 12 lbs by Jan. 1. Do a 5k race if I can find one in the winter. Here in Dallas there are usually a lot of races year-round b/c the weather is USUALLY mild (gross right now though).
This morning I did a one-hour Yoga class and then a one-hour Latin Spice dance class. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack. Seriously!! That dance class was HARD!! I don't understand how half the girls in there don't sweat at all or get red or anything. WTF??? I'm glad I made myself do it, and I feel great now. But I was feeling pretty gross, fat, sweaty, red and out-of-shape throughout both the classes..... DD chest + Yoga = nearly impossible!!
I hate this weather. 40 degrees and rainy is SOooooooo disgusting, I'd much rather have snow!!!!
Oh and I am totally for free-friend therapy here on this thread!! I'm going to tag it. Are we going to do weekly weigh-ins or something?
I don't have a husband.... or human kids..... three furbabies though that I absolutely love. I had a 3rd date with a guy last night and I *think* we are seeing one another again tonight. There is nothing that gives me more anxiety than dating. But I guess it's a necessary evil if I don't wanna be alone forever huh????
Well.......... good luck everyone. I need all the motivation I can get!
I have 4 fur-babies (I am totally stealing this phrase...) and a great boyfriend I found miraculously 3 1/2 years ago on the net. My younger sister lives in Dallas with her hubby and one huge, dog-baby--first year teacher at Wylie High School.... Oh and keep up the dating game. It sucks until you find the right one, but it is oh so worth it!!! I triple <3 my J!!!! The rght one will not make you feel anxious, just happy. ( ;
I wog -- which mostly means when I started losing, I was a hard core walker like 5 miles a day. Then I found a little doggie down the road who needed a friend, and the little pup was so happy to be off the chain, he would drag run me for the majority of my "walk." A cc friend termed it "wogging" and I never looked back. The goal is to jog the most and just walk the little I have to. ( : I can't imagine a 5K, but it's not so far out of reach, I guess? Good to know!
DD boobs and any phsical activity = challenging, girl. Be proud that you stuck it out and keep going! ( :
olivia, i def want to use this as a group for friends and encouragement. i did a challenge this summer and made some great friends on it and we kept our team forum going to keep talking. Is your b/f kinda doing this with you or are you trying to compromise like I am? I've been w/ my guy for 4.5 years now and we live together so i have to try and make things that we can both eat,b ut sometimes i just tell him this is hwat i'm eating and if you don't want it cook something else! haha it can def be a struggle soemtimes!
my goals are to keep drinking at least 100 ounces of water daily. i also plan to continue going ot the gym to run at least 3 days a week. I have my last event for a while coming up next Sunday. I'll be running the first leg of the California International marathon. That'll be just under a 10K. I did a 10K last weekend in just under 80 minutes so i'm hoping i can keep up that pace this time. I am just really anxious for tri season to start again so i can ride more, but that's still a long ways off. I also need to eat better at night. That's a big problem for me. But I know I can do it!
LOL, my bf of almost 4 years is supportive almost always...... He loved it when I started feeling more sexy in my own skin again after almost dying summer before last and then pretty much mying on the couch packing on the pounds the rest of the summer. I wish sometimes he would lay off the beer a little and go for a walk/jog with me once in a while. HE is continually complaining about how his clothes fit, errrr, don;t fit, but he refuses to let me buy his more confortable pants. Or to talk him into drinking less beer.... . WHy are guys like that? So stubborn. He is supportive in the senses that he pretty much eats whatever I fix, loves vegetables and salad, tells me I look pretty. Course, he is also the one who brings home my little bottle of rum every other Friday and who points out that Sonic is just down the road when I do not want to cook. ( : SO helpfuL! His dad weighs at least 350, so I worry.
I am so ungodly impressed with your triathalete-awesomness!!! That makes my wogging look like a drop in the metaphorical bucket. ( ; I am sure you will find other ways to further your taining through the winter months!!! I too have evening eating issues.......... I do GREAT all day. I drink my water, eat my pre-packed lunches and a small mid-morning snack on my break, etc, but then I get home and munch, then I cook dinner, then I have a small snack whic usually lately turns into grazing. WHat I need to do is MAKE MYSELF go for that wog every afternoon after work, so that I do not have time to snack, and by the time I am done exercising and showering et all, the bf will be home. I am a closet eater. I never pig out when he is around to watch---course, if he is in the other room, battling evil all day on World of Warcraft, sometimes that makes it ok...... I wish we lived closer to the few girl friends I have, so I could call on a moment's notice and have a walking partner..... I am so thankful for the little dog Brown Sugar next door. ( :
you nailed my name olivia! haha my b/f sounds a lot like yours. he is happy that i'm doing this, but doesnt always realize everything that goes into it. anytime we aren't going to cook, he wants mexican food. it took him a while to get used to me telling him i wasn't going ot eat it! he could eat that stuff all day long. and he eats cookies every morning for breakfast. i try to point out how many cals they have and all the other things he could be eating instead of that but it doesn't seem to help.
trust me, when i started training for teh triathlon (at about 220 pounds or so), i thought i was going to die. but the more you do it, the easier it gets b/c you build up yoru endurance. just like your wogging...i bet if you just gradually up your mileage, you could be doing 5Ks and 10Ks no problem! i never thought i'd be doing them! actually though, working out again has helped cut down on the evening eating. usually if i hit the gym on my way home, i get home around 7 or so. by the tiem i shower and all, im not even hungry. so i usually eat something little instead of a whole dinner. thats a big reason why i want to start working out more, to keep me occupied! its easy at work. i can stay around 500 cals by the end of hte workday no problem. but going home is a whole nother story!
The bf has McD's for breakfast a lot and then HAS to go out to lunch M-F with the guys from work----not only expensive but alos not good for him. I used to fix him English muffin breakgfast sandwiches and freeze them and make him a lunch salad or something every day, but that hasn;t been good enough since he started the new job. AH well. He'll come around----he always does. ( ;
I need to push myself further and harder when I wog after work---- I do find exercise a good appetite suppresant. ( : After doing some math conversions--- I do think I could pretty easily do a 5K if no one would laugh for a walk here and there. Good to know.