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SCHMOOZE & LOSE II - FINISHED Sept 5


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Need extra help and support? Join me in the battle to lose those pounds! No goal weights for this group…just a determination to lose.Post your weigh-in on THURSDAY, FRIDAY or SATURDAY!!!YOU CHOOSE!!

GET INVOLVED!!!  Each Sunday we will be presenting a mini-challenge for all participants to take part in. You might have to post your favorite snack under 100 calories or tell everyone the nicest compliment you have recieved so far.  Message me with your ideas and recieve honorable mention as the week's BIGGEST SCHMOOZER!

This group is all about keeping that postitive attitude throughout your journey. It doesn't matter if you are just starting out or are maintaining, everyone needs someone to lean on now and then. So SCHMOOZE & LOSE with your friends and stay motivated!

WHAT TO EXPECT (GUIDELINES):

  1. This is a 10 week motivational group. If you feel you cannot endure the full 10 weeks, message me and let me know I don't hound you.
  2. You must post a Start and Finish weight. If you're not up to posting your weight on certain weeks, that's fine. This is all about staying motivated. 
  3. Mini-challenges will be posted on Sunday. We hope that everyone will take part, but if you don't, there is no pressure. We're here to support you on this journey.
  4. Feel free to use this group as a place to express yourself -  fears, frustrations, worries, goals, triumphs, successes. We are here to support and motivate one another, whether you're doing great or stuggling.

START     June 25-27:
Week 1.   July 2 - 4:
Week 2.   July 9-11:
Week 3.   July 16-18:
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:     SIGN UPS NOW CLOSED
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

NAME.........................START.........CU RRENT.......LOSS    
2bslimmer...................212.0..........20 8.0............4.0
acomley11..................243.5...........24 1.6...........1.9
aeetheri.....................156.0........... 154.2............1.8
afined........................167.6.......... ..166.3...........1.3
aimeelerue.................150.0...........15 1.0............ **
allyson613..................171.0...........1 68.2............2.8
angie952....................194.0...........1 79.0............15.0
augette......................242.5........... 244.0............. **
bella952.....................139.0........... 139.2............. **
bubbles556................190.5............19 0.0............0.5
clinder.........................215.8........ ...207.8............8.0
comomo72..................226.0...........223 .4.............2.6
crazypotato98............148.25.........144.0 .............4.25
emilie_f.......................
findingmeagain2009...183.0...........176.0... ..........7.0
fridaynext...................
fsi0918.......................175.2.......... ..169.8.............5.4
girlfighting27..............155.0............ 155.4............. **
gram-gram.................131.2............12 8.0.............3.2
harrys_angel..............240.0
hedtil..........................121.0........ ....118.0.............3.0
hlthygrl25...................146.0
hswee6473................149.5............147 .4............2.1
ilovebeading..............247.0.............2 39.8............7.2
inikaliciousi.................217.6.......... ..203.5.............14.1
jbunte........................160.0.......... ..156.3.............3.7
jellybelly7...................186.0
jes1776......................140.6........... 139.4.............1.2
jessifm........................182.0......... ..184.0............. **
jojs16.........................160.0......... ..156.6..............3.4
kaseysmommy............229.6...........224.2. .............5.4
kellybeanpp................231.0
kokorozashi................184.1..........183 .6..............0.5
laneybug30................193.8...........192 .2..............1.6
lilygirl1970..................175.4.......... .165.8..............9.6
limerick37....................237.0.......... 216.0..............21.0
linzylu411...................145.0........... 145.0..............0.0
litebeer1960..............152.0............15 4.4.............. **
littomisshaylo.............263.4............2 55.8..............7.6
lmy2301.....................200.0............ 198.0..............2.0
lomae.........................239.0.......... ..234.0..............5.0
lr_mnl.........................152.6......... ...150.8.............1.8
lsam31.......................197.2
lunatiq.......................
luny_luna...................163.0............ .159.0............4.0
marlyken....................195.0............ .182.5............12.5
mccash.......................350.0
mdstall.......................154.3.......... ...151.8............2.5
meltydawn.................186.0.............1 84.0............2.0
merimeriqcontrary......137.0
minda_spk.................235.0
missjaylene13............202.0............201 .8............0.2
mmh29.......................193.2............ 195............... **
nberry1984................268.0............25 7.4............10.6
nocciola125................140.0
ocean_girl88..............146.0............14 1.4............4.6
ojfranklin....................192.0
Opulent_creationz.....195.4
pmarps......................232.5............ 237.0........... **
pochahontas.............224.5............223. 0............1.5
qualquun...................165.5
ranchobernardo........165.5............171.2. ........... **
ranyave.....................195.0...........1 84.0............11.0
redneckwife123001...220.0...........218.0.... ........2.0
rebelrower.................128.0..........119 .4.............8.6
rsk414.......................177.2........... 174.0............3.2
rocconess13..............230.0...........222. 0............8.0
roxiegirl42.................210.0............ 186.0...........24.0
rufus_k......................159.5........... .156.0...........3.5
sadinplaid..................205.0............ 191.0...........14.0
shanasedai................200.0............18 4.3...........15.7
shaye1984................245.0
southernstar1976.....259.8............256.8.. .........3.0
sugarmuffin414.........128.0
sunshine25...............176.0............174 .9...........1.1
supertemptdonna......167.0
susiesher...................158.5...........1 52.0...........6.5
sweetoniongal...........
thatgirldina................207.5............ 201.5..........6.0
tp_junk......................149.6........... .151.6.......... **
trcyh..........................265.0......... ...264.4...........0.6
unique1193...............143.0
vaiolet.......................156.7
vettiez.......................
vfh8404.....................178.8...........1 73.6..........5.20
victory0322...............271.0............26 0.6.........10.4
xcathyxx....................182.0............ 180.0.........2.0
xoxo..........................178.0
zarinan......................178.5........... .166.0.........12.5

TOTAL LOSS TO DATE:  322.15 pounds

WEEK 10: MEASUREMENTS & HOW DO YOU FEEL? http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-aug-sept-ft142539-39#793 

WEEK 9: THE POWER OF PROTEIN http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-aug-closed-ft142539-36#734

WEEK 8: WATER YOU WAITING FOR??? http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-aug-closed-ft142539-34#700
WEEK 7: CHANGE VS TRANSITION http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-aug-closed-ft142539-32#653
WEEK 6: MIND OVER MATTER http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-july-aug-ft142539-30#611
WEEK 5: MY REWARD http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-july-aug-ft142539-27#550
WEEK 4: LET'S GET PHYSICAL http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-july-closed-ft142539-23#473
WEEK 3: SUPER SUPPERS http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-july-closed-ft142539-20#403
WEEK 2: MY FOOD WEAKNESS http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-july-closed-ft142539-13#276
WEEK 1: MEASUREMENTS, THE BEST THINGS ABOUT ME & WEAR IT WITH PRIDE http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-i i-week-june-july-ft142539-8#164

 

For more info, check out the original Schmooze & Lose Group: http://caloriecount.about.com/schmooze-lose-w eek-june-closed-ft135821

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START     June 25-27: 183
Week 1.   July 2 - 4: 180.8
Week 2.   July 9-11: 177.4
Week 3.   July 16-18: 175
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

START     June 25-27:  242.5
Week 1.   July 2 - 4:  240.5
Week 2.   July 9-11: 243
Week 3.   July 16-18: 245.5
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

Not bad considering when I stepped on the scalel on Monday it was 252.5. I can't believe I gained 9.5 lbs just in 4 days. But I'm back on track with my eating (ie staying home and cooking dinner!) and with exercise. Hopefully by next week I can be back under my start weight.

Week 3.   July 16-18: 184

I am effectively resisting those tasty waffle fries. 

Quick dinner idea for those of us cooking for one... I buy the tyson boneless skinless chicken tenderloins (2 of em are a little smaller than a breast would be and they are 80 calories) and frozen or canned veggies. I grill 2 or 3 of the frozen chicken pieces on my george foreman grill with some seasoning and I have a tasty dinner! I sometimes get bored with veggies or still feel hungry so I add in some instant rice or mashed potatoes.

START     June 25-27: 152.6
Week 1.   July 2 - 4: 153.8
Week 2.   July 9-11: 152.0
Week 3.   July 16-18: 152.4
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:     
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

i was really not expecting much better for this month, which has been one of the most stressful i've ever had. 

START     June 25-27: 160
Week 1.   July 2 - 4: 159.8
Week 2.   July 9-11: --
Week 3.   July 16-18: 156.7

Woot!  Ok, I put my weight from earlier in the week, but weighed in again this morning.  I'm at 155.5!  10 POUNDS DOWN from my start weight at the begining of this journey.  I just had to update, I'm so excited. :)  Thanks for all the support on this thread.  It's great to be held accountable and see everyone's results each week.  :) 

CW: 155.5! 

I was really not expecting a loss today! I did good on my mini-vacation- I actually just ate what I wanted and found that I wanted to eat healthy. I left my tennies at home which meant I didn't exercise at all not even my evening walks. I missed the exercise and could not wait to get home and back on track...

Super supper... My go to meal is super thin sliced chicken breast steamed with broccoli. I just throw it in a pan with a little water and it is done within 10 minutes. I have also been making the days salads in the morning. That way at lunch and dinner if I feel like I don't have the time... No excuses the salad is ready! Another thing I have been doing is making a big pot of Lentil Soup and freezing single portions. A big serving of soup and a salad is under 350 calories and is very filling.

Well I am getting closer to being under 200 lbs and that alone has me super motivated this week. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

 

START     June 25-27: 210 - 212
Week 1.   July 2 - 4:  205
Week 2.   July 9-11:  204
Week 3.   July 16-18: 202
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

 

Oh... I just couldn't cut out the coffee 100% but I am down to 1 cup a day. I can live with that!

Wow...I think I am the last one to post my Super supper. What a slacker, eh?

Everyone's dinners sounded great...lots of chicken ideas. But, for me, even those are too much like work at the end of a long day. Cooking and me just don't get along on week days. I usually defrost/heat up something homemade - chili made with ground turkey or minestrone soup, and fruit muffins/yogurt for dessert. I spend a lot of time cooking this stuff up on the weekends, but it is worth it during the week when I don't have to touch the stove or barbecue.

oh..another favorite is tuna melts: Mix tuna with lowfat mayo, lots of pepper and choppped onions, put about 3 ounces on a slice of bread, top with tomato and fat free cheese and pop in the toaster oven for about 4 minutes! mmmmm! I have side of veggies (carrots, broccoli, radishes) with some salad dressing mixed with fat free sour cream as a dip. Of course I do up bags of chopped veggies on the weekend so I don't have to deal with them on weeknights. I'm just very tired when I get home!

As for the giving up candy...not a one...though I did have 2 marshmallows last weekend while we were camping (mmmm...perfectly toasted and totally sinful!). I suppose they are pretty much the same composition as jujubes or licorice...but I'm not counting it

New challenge tomorrow! Get ready...

START     June 25-27:  140.6
Week 1.   July 2 - 4: 139.4
Week 2.   July 9-11: 139.0
Week 3.   July 16-18: 139.4
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

START     June 27: 165.5
Week 1.   July 4: + 5.7# = 171.2#
Week 2.   July 9: - 2.4# = 168.8#
Week 3.   July 17: + 5.7# = 174.5#
VFTH Week 4.   July 23-25:
VFTK Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:
VFVL Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
VFKF Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
V0ZX Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
V0ZT Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

V0Q0

START     June 25-27: 265.0
Week 1.   July 2 - 4:  264.6
Week 2.   July 9-11:  263.0
Week 3.   July 16-18: 262.2
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

WEEK 3: SUPER SUPPERS!!

Quick, easy & low cal. - Not an easy task sometimes....especially when cooking for a husband and a 12 year old.  The 12 year old is starting to cheer when she gets a chance to eat non whole wheat pasta...lol. 

Whole wheat pasta and spaghetti sauce.....always a good, quick, fairly low cal meal.  I keep a bag of frozen turkey meatballs from Trader Joe's in the freezer....which are quick and easy to heat up and add to the sauce.  The family adds some parm. cheese to the top...which I skip...and it's a quick, very easy meal. The number of meatballs that I have depends on how many calories I have available.

I add a side salad if I have the fixings in the fridge.   (I used to bake up a big loaf of buttery garlic bread...we skip that now...and the family doesn't even seem to notice.)

Chicken tenders  - not the breaded kind...the kind in the meat dept....small chunks of white chicken meat cut up...(they are pretty low priced)....a quick cook up of those and I add them to pasta, over a baked potato with fat free sour cream and a bit of cheese, cook with some veggies for a stir fry....or make enchiladas with the chicken using low or non fat ingredients.  The family eats it all up.

 

 

START     June 25-27:182
Week 1.   July 2 - 4:182
Week 2.   July 9-11:178
Week 3.   July 16-18:180
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5

up 2lbs this week but im ok with it..kind of expected it.well of course im not ok with it but im making a fresh start this week,on exersize,food and my outlook on life in general.haha.some of the supper supper ideas were grate!tuna melt seems right up my ally lil.and have to add i brought soup to work today for lunch and sometimes there is nothing nicer than hot creamy vegetable soup!yum!and only 80 cal per cup!best idea i had all day!

This week's Schmoozer of the Week is my good friend debramatthews. Thanks for the suggestion girl!

WEEK 4: LET'S GET PHYSICAL!!

Exercise is good for you. The more you get, the better you feel! This week pick an exercise goal for yourself.

  • I will do 'x' steps this week
  • I will walk 'x' miles this week (2,000 steps is about 1 mile. Drive your route or use google maps to get the distance)
  • I will exercise for 'x' minutes this week

Make sure you challenge yourself. If you normally walk 7,000 steps a day (3.5 miles), go for 8,000 - an extra 3.5 miles every week! If you bike for 30 minutes every night, go for 40 instead - that's an extra 70 minutes per week. If you do nothing now, then get moving. It only gets easier!

Let's get moving!!!

This challenge couldn't have come at a better time.  I've been looking for ways to increase my activity and add something new.  Currently, I walk the park (about 2 miles/35 minutes) or the lake (about 3 miles/50 minutes) and I bike the park (3x/6 miles/40 minutes - working on getting up to 6x).  I've been trying to find a good workout DVD, something I can do inside and this winter when I can't get out due to the snow.  (I always seem to gain in the winter.)  I found one a few weeks ago and gave it a try but I had a really hard time keeping up with it.  (I suppose that's the point! :P)  So here are my goals for the week.

1.  When I walk the park, I'll take the loop down towards the river adding an extra .5 miles.

2.  When I walk the lake, I'll walk around the lagoon portion twice adding an extra .5 miles.

3.  When I bike, I'll go 4x around the park adding an extra 2 miles.

4.  I'll try again to keep up with the aerobics DVD.  It's 1/2 hour long and high impact.  At least 3x this week.

If I can stick to this, I'm going to have some wicked high deficits. :P

On a side note, there is a national softball tournament near my house this weekend and I've been going every evening.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, Nachos, Roasted Corn . . . and beer.  I've managed to keep a decent deficit the whole time.  I also brought my nieces with me last night and played tag with them for almost an hour.  I wasn't huffing and puffing and they had a hard time catching me! *grin*  It was fun! :)

START     June 25-27: 146
Week 1.   July 2 - 4: 144.5
Week 2.   July 9-11: 143.4
Week 3.   July 16-18: 143.4
Week 4.   July 23-25:
Week 5.   July 30-Aug1:     
Week 6.   Aug 6-8:
Week 7.   Aug 13-15:
Week 8.   Aug 20-22:
Week 9.   Aug 27-29:
FINISH.   Sept 3-5:

I'm currently in the middle of TTOM so this is great that I've stayed the same!  Just a few more days and I should be down a fair amount more.  Woot!

I just realized that today is the end of my 2 weeks without candies and I am proud to say that I am NOT craving them any more! When I took my challenge I went a little crazy the first few nights...drank tons of water in an attempt to stay away from the candy dish and was up all night peeing! ha! Last week I thought it might be nice to have a few, but remembered my promise and passed on them. The past few days I haven't even though of it! Two weeks is definately the charm!

The exercise challenge is tough for me. I already have a daily burn of about 3200 on work days and 2500 on weekends. I get at least 2 hours of exercise every day at work, sometimes double that. The weekends are harder for me. I force myself to do an hour on the elliptical if it's raining or walk 4 miles if it's sunny...but I'd like to get at least 2 hours every day. So I guess that is my goal

**I MUST get at least 2 hours of moderate exercise every day**

This does not count walking the dog (She loves to sniff everything so this is strolling), house cleaning or doing the laundry. It must be sweat-conjuring exercise like walking, mowing the lawn or hauling soil.

Thanks for giving me Schmoozer of the Week!

I promise to walk 5 miles this week, regardless if it's raining, snowing, hailing etc. I will do it. I will give myself till the 24th to get all my walking in, starting today. I might have to call in sick one day to work, but come hell or high water I will get those steps in. I am determined and I WILL do it.

Hope everyone has a great week!Wink

i am still at 198.

my exercise goal this week is to actually go out and exercise! i havent been to the gym in weeks.

Thanks Debra for the suggestion! I was hoping we'd get a fitness challenge this week.

My fitness goals this week:

  • Run at least 12.4 miles
  • Decrease my 5k by one more minute by the end of the week
  • Begin a free weight routine
  • Do at least one day of flexibility training

I've needed this challenge all month!  I've really been slacking.  While the past few month's I've been averaging around 40 minutes per day of some physical activity (stationary bike, mowing, walking), this month my average is around 15 minutes. SO,

I promise to do at least 250 minutes of exercise this week.

I've had a good start today. I went for a walk after church for 30 minutes and then mowed grass for 30 minutes. And I really should go mow some more so we'll see....

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