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Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 14 2014
22:06 (UTC)

Hi NickSlat1961!  I would totally count the first handful of pounds, even if it is water weight.  Technically you are releasing that weight!  So good job with that first 9 pounds!  I look forward to hearing your successes and challenges.  Hopefully this time around it'll work for you.  Let me know if the weight release helps your knees out!

Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 14 2014
07:28 (UTC)

Nice to see you back, Amber!

Start date: 8/11/14

Current date: 8/14/14

Weight Release Amount: .8

24.2 pounds and 97 days to go!

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 14 2014
07:25 (UTC)

Welcome to the group, WookieLover.  My biggest advice for you is to stay positive.  You've had a long and bumpy road getting you to where you are today, and when you wake up every morning, smile to yourself and say you are beautiful, no matter what size you are.  Then tell yourself, "I can release this weight."

So I got on Calorie Count in the middle of the night because I can't sleep.  Again.  I woke up at around 2:30, rolled around for about half an hour, then got up to use the bathroom and mess with Calorie Count and Facebook.  At some point I will go back to sleep, and likely that will be at 5:30, 15 minutes before my alarm goes off.  It's just been these kinds of nights the past week.  I will have to figure out a new regimen, to try methods to get to sleep that I haven't previously tried.  I will monitor my caffeine intake (which, to my knowledge, isn't too bad), water intake, when I last ate and exercised, and anything else that I think of.

On the other hand, I checked my weight when I got up and I'm proud to say I'm 204.2 at the moment, fully clothed.  Hopefully I'll see 203 again and then some long term, significant loss by the end of the weekend.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 12 2014
13:36 (UTC)
Paw - amazing! What did you do to lose 100 pounds?

So my nutritionist meeting went as planned. I got reprimanded for my poor choices with alcohol on Sunday, but my official totals according to the nutritionist is 28 lb although I had lower weight before my vodka binge. But I am behaving from now on.
Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 12 2014
13:30 (UTC)
99 days and 24.8 pounds to go.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 11 2014
18:39 (UTC)
Good luck Megan! I look forward to hearing your successes and challenges!

I am an hour away from my nutritionist meeting. Im a little worried because I drank a bunch yesterday and they prefer I limit my alcohol consumption. So we will see. I will update today or tomorrow.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 11 2014
16:02 (UTC)

Hi csau, let me know how that cleanse works!  I look forward to hearing about it.

I made a post earlier but, like usual, my phone decided to eat it.  So I will recap as well as I can, now that I'm on the computer.

I did well this past week, having gotten all the way down to 203.6, although this morning I was up again, to 205, because I drank a bunch yesterday.  My good friend and I made a nice slushie, with vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice.  We each had about a full pitcher.  It was delicious.  Hopefully I will have gotten all that out of my system before my Medifast meeting today.

I did Couch to 5K twice last week and did pretty well - for 20 minutes, I did 60 seconds of jogging, then 90 seconds of walking, interval workout.  I also used two of the arm-workout weight machines and stretched for 20 minutes.  It felt pretty good.

I was going to try Hot Yoga this week, but I read up on it, and they now require new people to go in on Sundays for an orientation.  So I'll have to wait till the beginning of next week.

So between now and next Monday I intend to get down to 203, and hopefully 200 by the end of the month.  Wish me luck!

Weight Loss "25 POUNDS IN 100 DAYS" challenge! Aug 11 2014
13:59 (UTC)
Good morning! (That is, if you are in the US, CA, north america)

I am Joanne Potts, or leopardrayne, whichever you prefer to call me. 100 days from now is Nov 21, and I intend on following this challenge through the next 100 days. I am currently at 205, and I would have been 203 had I not binge-drank yesterday (My work day off was spent with an amazing friend who brought a giant bottle of vodka over, and we made slushies with vodka, cranberry juice, and OJ).

But for all seriousness, I also have a forum of 100-pounds to lose, and I have lost 30 of it in the past 4 months, and now that I now how easy it is to follow a healthy lifestyle and weight loss plan, I will commit to 25 more (hopefully 30 more so I can see 175 as well).

My weight release program is part Medifast based and part Calorie Count, so, as monitored by a dietitian, I can safely eat around 900-1200 Calories in a given day, which in any other fitness plan would be too few.

I like the support of a forum to keep me up and running.

So to recap: Highest weight on CC: 234.6 Current/Starting Weight in forum: 205 Goal in 100 Days: 180 FLEX goal: 175.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Aug 07 2014
14:47 (UTC)
Hey folks,

After a full week of what I would call "phantom bloating" (retaining water without a probable cause), I am finally losing weight again, and I am at 203.6, meaning the first 30 pounds are over. I am almost 1/3 of the way there, having lost exactly 31 and still having 68 to go.

I am on a break at work, enjoying my "me time" in my car, music on in the car, posting to Calorie Count. I do wish I had my laptop on me so I could work on my book. I am entirely too far behind from my goal of 2 pages a day. I just haven't had good things to type, and when I have, I've been busy.

I am working on a Couch to 5K and that alongside my other fun gym things, like freeweights amd stretching, I've been out of time to do what I like.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jul 30 2014
23:37 (UTC)

Hi everyone!

I swear I had posted recently, but I'm not sure what happened...

Everyone who posts, I am happy for your input.

So I am totally excited to have gotten to 205.6 today, which is just about where I was when I transferred colleges in 2007.  As I watch my countdown, I can feel myself going in time, as odd as it sounds.  In 12/2007, I was dating a great guy, and while he was happy with my size overall, he was also supportive of my weight loss, which I started in the beginning of 2008.  So in the first six months of 2008, with the help of Calorie Count, I got down to 158, so this feels like a milestone.  When I get to 158, 46 pounds from now, I will see if I really get all the way down to 135, because I was happy with the way I looked at 158.  Although... a healthy weight would be great.  135? We'll see.  70 pounds to go!

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 27 2014
16:35 (UTC)

Hi Coach K - Thanks for helping us out!

Got a joke for you, but you have to read to the end to get the punchline:  What do you call someone with no body and a nose?

Browneyes 6809 - sorry to hear about your liver problems.  Within reason, have you changed up your diet a little?  Sometimes you need a day or a few days to stimulate your metabolism, which can be done in a variety of ways.  You could have a "cheat" day, for example, or you could raise your calories for a few days while still eating healthily, or you could try a high intensity interval workout one day, if you are able.  It's good to meet you and see you here in the group!

212.2!  I am so happy to have gotten down just a little bit more!  Total sustained weight loss: 22.6.  82 to go!

In case you all have noticed, I don't think of this as weight loss - we aren't losers! We're winners!  I think of this as weight release - it's a much lighter, healthier feeling when you put it this way.  I am releasing weight, not losing it.  Losing my keys, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

Punchline?  Nobody knows.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 25 2014
16:39 (UTC)
Wickedgirl - I have the same question as Cailynn. Are you currently 270? If so, you are very welcome to this group. Amd how is that ankle going? I hope it feels better! Give us updates when you can!

I got drowsy and napped in my car during my lunch. I almost didnt get back clocked in on time! Oopsie!
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 25 2014
14:27 (UTC)
Good Morning! It's so nice to see new people! I got to see a new low of 212.4, which puts my weight release at 22.2. I am proud!

I am surprised to see a loss because last night I grabbed a bag of easter candy out of the cabinet and vegged on the couch with about half of the bag,mindlessly unwrapping them. Not the proudest of moments, surely, but I behaved the rest of the day so I feel I have done well.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 23 2014
15:33 (UTC)
I had a post planned out but my phone went crazy so I will shorten it to the important part:

I have had my own eating struggles in the past and the biggest thing that helps me everyday is to remind myself that I am beautiful no matter ehat weight I am and I am working on making my body healthier.
Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 21 2014
15:17 (UTC)

Cailynn!  Of course! Come on in!  It's always open!

Today we're doing a small solstice cookout and tomorrow a big one.  It's supposed to thunderstorm on and off today so we're playing it safe.  We have deviled eggs, pasta salad (I will not be eating this), antipasto (I WILL be eating this), grilled chicken, kabobs (chicken and beef), celery with some peanut butter and some cookie butter (Thanks Trader Joe's), and Lord knows what else we have in store.  I'm an Italian so we tend to go overboard.

I'll make sure to update on how healthy I eat today and if I get some quality exercise in.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 21 2014
11:47 (UTC)

Hello Enoblin!  Welcome to the group!  What weight would you like to get to?

It's a cookout day today, for the summer solstice, and my friend Ed and I are hosting it at the pool at our apartment complex!  Since we are hosting it, we will have control of most of the food coming in (it's sort of a potluck but we have the chicken and salad and some of the beverages).  Balsamic chicken, big antipasto, maybe a second salad for people who are pickier.  I am excited! So far not a lot of people responded, but we didn't give them a good notice.  We just remembered - hey! it's summer solstice!

215 this morning.  A little disappointed.

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 20 2014
15:55 (UTC)

Great to meet you Chunky Monkey! One of my favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors!

I am glad to see you so motivated and losing weight so well so far! I myself have been afraid of the elliptical because I tried it once a long time ago when I was a runner and it about killed me!

Great job and welcome in!


((Edit: I had a few typos from typing with my phone earlier, so I fixed them.))

Weight Loss 100 Pounds to Lose! Who's With Me?? Jun 20 2014
13:05 (UTC)

Good morning!  213.4 when I got up this morning.  My husband and I figured out last night after my post that our bathroom floor is uneven or something, so we moved our scale to the kitchen and realized that we weren't QUITE as along with our weight release as we thought, but it's fine, because now we have more to work on.  That's fine! We will be able to work on it longer!  When I hit 210, I will be taking a milestone picture, and every ten pounds from then on, I will have a new picture.

I was a little disappointed this morning that no one has come up here yet, but it will happen!  No journey is quite the same without the support of a group.

So as of 6/20/2014 this is week 7 day 5, and 21.2 pounds lost.  I am still ahead of the game, if I want to continue to lose 2 pounds a week or 10 pounds a month (which is approximately 2.33 per week), until my goal weight of 135.  So conservatively, I have at least 39 weeks to go.  So I would like to see my goal by April 1, 2015.  This is attainable, but it will be difficult.

Today I have a busy day planned:

  • Photography shoot:  although I do not do photography as a career, a good friend of mine does, and he overbooked his list for today.  So my husband and I have been tasked with taking photos of a local furniture business, editing, and building a corporate website (my husband's forte).  It's becoming a good way to make money on the side!  I have another one scheduled for 6/28 for basic wedding photography and videography.
  • Nail salon for a manicure and pedicure:  I've been putting this off because I broke one of my toenails on the crisper (long story short, I couldn't get the bottom crisper closed so I kicked it barefoot), and I was waiting for it to grow back in.  So my fingernails are claws right now, catching on just about everything, and my toenails are BORING.  I'm thinking a nice bold turquoise with french nails on my fingers, and turquoise on my toes.  It matches a dress I like to wear.
  • Laptop drop off: My husband owns his own computer repair and sales location, and he finished preparing all of his computers for the upcoming big weekend sale!  So it is time to drop them back off at his store!
  • Grocery run:  We went yesterday but we realized that we forgot a handful of things (most of which are not coming to mind!), and we have to return a jar of pickles that tastes "off".  I am sort of a foodie and I have a super-tongue (like they have on Hells Kitchen), so I can tell if something isn't right.
  • 35 minutes on the treadmill:  I want to run for at least 5 minutes straight and walk the rest.  Also 3 sets each of 12 reps on two of the machines at the gym.  Two machines each time at the gym!
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