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lisah0711
05-13-2010, 04:33 PM
PLEASE SEE PART 2 OF OUR SUMMER CHALLENGE ON THIS THREAD STARTING FRIDAY, 8/20/10 http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37887729&postcount=1

***current information for Between the BLs Summer Challenge starting May 28, 2010***

Read this post for important information and to join follow the bolded instructions.

An updated participant list will be posted on this thread and updated periodically.

The coaching schedule and links to the COW (challenge of the week) will also be posted on the thread.

Welcome to the Between the BLs (Biggest Loser) Summer Challenge 2010 our time to be healthy again!!!

We've been working hard but many of us still have a ways to go. If you keep doing what you are now doing the number on the scale may not be much different at the end of the summer than what it is now. But what could that scale say if you tried something different this summer?

You can make the plan. You can make the changes. You can work to achieve your weight loss goals. And you can be part of a great group to help and support you!

Welcome to the WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010

It is NEVER too late to join the WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge
2010. To join the challenge post on the thread or PM me and tell me which team you will be on -- loser or maintainer. Also PM your initial weight to Shannon (LuvBaloo), the weight keeper on May 28th. Report your weight in pounds ie xxx or xxx.x.

Our WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 will run for thirteen weeks from Friday May 28, 2010 until Friday August 27, 2010. First weigh in will be June 4, 2010 and weigh ins will be on Friday each week after. Each week starting June 7, our weekly Biggest Losers will be recognized. Our final results will be posted the week after August 28th.

As usual, you do not have to watch the TV show to be a part of our challenge – you don’t even have to watch the re-runs!

No one is ever voted off our challenge. After three weeks of not reporting your weight to the weight keeper you are removed from the challenge but if you decide to rejoin you are welcomed with open arms.

The purpose of the WISH Betwwen the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 is to help you on your weight loss journey and keep us all on track this summer between the seasons of the Biggest Loser shows. The challenge forces you to be accountable. Each week you will report your weight to the weight keeper (LuvBaloo). She is the only person that will know your weight. Your weight will never be published for anyone to see.

Our Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 has a maintainer component again this time -- a separate team for maintainers. If you are a maintainer -- your hard work paid off -- you will part of the maintainers team. Maintainers still report their weight but are scored by whether you stayed within 2 pounds of your maintained weight number. If you stayed on track, you make the list of maintainers for the week and you still receive the benefit of all the support, accountability and encouragement a BL challenge provides. You can move between loser and maintainer status -- it's your choice.

On our Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 we encourage and support each other. We celebrate those small victories and offer advice to help each other meet the weight loss challenges we face. We get to know each other. We laugh together and we cry together. WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 can be your weight loss support system.

You will get out of this challenge what you put into it. If you get serious and use this program it CAN and WILL help you lose weight. As you make choices during the day consider what your fellow losers would do. They would say no to the doughnut at the office but they would find time to get some exercise even if they are tired after a long day. Losing weight is not a 'quick fix'. It takes time, commitment, and lots of hard work. Our Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 is here to help you..

Our WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 will be a little different from our previous challenges.

* There will be two groups losers and maintainers this time.
* There will one mega-thread for the entire challenge. (Don't be afraid of the big thread -- it is a little intense the first couple of weeks but then gets better and was the format that received the most votes in the planning thread!)
* We will not have team captains but will have a different 'coach' each week. They will serve as hostess on the Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010 thread, post questions of the day, acknowledge posters, post mini-challenges and offer encouragement. Some coaches may serve for a second week later in the challenge.
* LuvBaloo will serve again as the weight keeper. Thank you, LuvBaloo, for doing this again!
* jenanderson will be our COW (Challenge of the Week) coach. Weekly challenges will encourage us to develop healthy habits for our bodies and souls. Thank you, jenanderson, for being our new COW keeper! For summer it will be a summer version of the COW with one challenge for the week.
* There is also a goal component of the challenge. You can set a goal, i.e. lose 20 pounds, and LuvBaloo will keep track of how close you are to your goal each week. To see an example of the goals results post click here. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36437607&postcount=995

We will laugh together, we will cry together and a few of us will finish the challenge together, hopefully weighing less than when we started.

Here is our clippie for the summer challenge

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/lisah0711/TheBLSummerchallenge2010.jpg

We are recycling last years clippie and the date has been changed. A big thank you to corinnak for designing our clippie for us! This is the current clippie so you can use it when you are ready!

To put the clippie in your signature, do the following:
1. Right click on the clippie above. Then click on Properties at the bottom of the list. You will see something that looks like this behind address http://i16.photobucket.com /albums/ b16/ lisah0711/ TheBLSummerchallenge2010.jpg I've bolded it here and put in some extra spaces so it will show in the post. Copy that phrase -- don't bold it or have the spaces. (To copy highlight the phrase and do CTRL (control key) C)
2. Click on User CP in the upper left hand corner of the screen -- it's in the blue bar
3. Click on Edit Signature in Settings & Options on the left
4. Paste the phrase you copied. Add to the start of the phrase and to the end.
5. Save your signature.

Don't worry if it takes a couple of tries and let us know if you have any problems. If someone has an easier way to explain how to do this please let me know.

Let's review the three components of our WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010.

The weight report
* Your weight report is due each Friday.
* You PM your report to LuvBaloo.
* Report your weigh in pounds ie xxx or xxx.x.
* Carefully review your weight before you send your message to Shannon. PLEASE make sure the weight is typed correctly. Is that 166 or 156? Are you at 174 or 177? Misspelling is forgivable, typos happen, let's just make sure they don't happen with those numbers in your weight.
* Weight reports are required to remain in the challenge. After three weeks of no reports you are dropped from the challenge. After being dropped from the challenge you may return by reporting your current weight. We will welcome you back any time you want to rejoin if your drop out for a few weeks.
* You can chatter on our thread even if you don't do the weigh ins.

The COW
* jenanderson will post the challenge of the week on our BL thread.
* Not every week will involve a challenge.
* Participation in the weekly challenge is optional. You can pick and choose what part of the challenge that you want to do.
* Each challenge will clearly state a beginning date, ending date
* Each challenge will include tasks to perform and point values awarded for accomplishing the tasks.
* It is helpful to print the challenge tasks to refer to throughout the week

WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010
* One mega-thread will run for the entire challenge.
* Participation on the thread is optional.
* Each week a new 'coach' will serve as hostess on our WISH Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010. Their duties include posting questions of the day, acknowledging posters, posting mini-challenges and offering encouragement. Some coaches may serve for a second week later in the challenge. If you are interested in serving as a coach please PM or email me. We strive to have a different coach each week so that means lots of volunteers!

So that's the scoop losers and maintainers. To join our challenge follow the instructions given above. If you have any questions PM me.

Good luck and have a healthy day!

lisah0711
05-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Looking for the weigh in and goals results? See links below!

Starting statistics after first weigh in
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36840506&postcount=546

Results Week 1
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36935460&postcount=1024

Goals Results Week 1
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36935466&postcount=1025

Results Week 2
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37022311&postcount=1450

Goals Results Week 2
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37022336&postcount=1451

Results Week 3
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37107557&postcount=1789

Goals Results Week 3
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37107569&postcount=1790

Results Week 4
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37194522&postcount=2055

Goals Results Week 4
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37194528&postcount=2056

Results Week 5
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37283619&postcount=2248

Goals Results Week 5
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37283622&postcount=2249

Results Week 6
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37378964&postcount=2470

Goals Results Week 6
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37378976&postcount=2471

Results Week 7
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37474876&postcount=2648

Goals Results Week 7
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37474899&postcount=2649

Results Week 8
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37571776&postcount=2828

Goals Results Week 8
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37571784&postcount=2829

Results Week 9
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37669818&postcount=2987

Goals Results Week 9
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37669824&postcount=2988

Results Week 10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37768141&postcount=3118

Goals Results Week 10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37768152&postcount=3119


LOOKING FOR THE CURRENT RESULTS? PLEASE SEE OUR PART 2 THREAD -- LINK IN POST 1

And, now, we proudly present, our losers and maintainers!


LOSER TEAM

lisah0711 (Lisa)
LuvBaloo
jenanderson
flipflopmom
cclovesdis
maiziezoe
tigger813
my3princes
donac
mikamah
Worfiedoodles
OctoberBride03
happysmyly
carmiedog **Winner of the BL 9 Spring Challenge! :cool1:
jbm02
LMO429
lecach
BernardandMissBianca
NancyIL
acename
ibouncetoo
hmonkeyruns
mommyof2Pirates
mommyarewegoingback
Kimkimba
brinalyn530
njcarita
denise5374
3TinskAndAnEeyore
Dahly
Psychodisney
wtpclc
luvmy3jewels
kimara
DaniB
LittlePrincess2010
Craftydawn
JOANNEL
Rose&Mike
pjlla
PRINCESSVIJA
jennz
bellaphia
Greenfield1984
My2Pixies
disneygrlkat
MushyMushy
N&B'smom
lisalisalisa
RENThead09
keenercam (Cam)
snugglepeas
SunnyB1066
Jenn319
sherry
Hockeychic
Lucky'sMom
pinkle
tea pot
uptown girl44
CaptJackSparrowsGirl
jimmduck
ScrappyTink
MinnieMouseMom
MickeyMagic
Connie96
dizcrazy
sahbushka
Graciesmom77
pintamino
NCRedding
MJonesMBA2001
EeyoresButterfly
cativa
Tinker'n'Fun
escape
A.Mickey
IlliDisneyGuy
nunzia
crzy4pooh
Yunchman
discancan
aamomma
chrissyd1
czkmom
disneymom2one
lovedvc
Nicole786
Piglet18
planaholic
LMdisneygirl
buzz5985
alisaheather
CharityLynn
Leleluvsdis
wdwfan6
PrincessEmilysMommy
tiki23
dreamer36
Ltl Mermaid
Tricia1972
Zoesmama03



MAINTAINER TEAM

corinnak
princessbride6205
50sjayne
bouldertcr



Please forgive me if I spelled your name wrong or forgot to add you to the list -- just PM me and I will fix it!:cool1:

THE BIRTHDAY BUNCH party:
5/29 donac
5/30 brinalyn530
5/31 bellaphia
6/1 escape
6/8 Worfiedoodles
6/17 pjlla
6/18 acename
6/25 Ltl Mermaid and JOANNEL
7/11 lisah0711
8/3 keenercam
8/13 tigger813
8/22 denise5374
8/30 Connie96
9/5 flipflopmom

lisah0711
05-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Looking for the COW? http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b16/lisah0711/ani-cow.gif Each week I will post links to the COW (Challenge of the Week) so they are easy to find and report. Thank you jenanderson for being our COW keeper! :goodvibes

COW 1 5/28/10 - 6/3/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36791248&postcount=253

COW 2 6/4/10 - 6/10/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36873876&postcount=728

COW 1 Results and Winners!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36947200&postcount=1100

COW 2 6/11/10 - 6/10/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36959830&postcount=1161

COW 2 Results and Winners!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37025021&postcount=1471

COW 3 6/11/10 - 6/17/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36959830&postcount=1161

COW 3 Results and Winners!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37109923&postcount=1799

COW 4 6/18/10 - 6/24/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37039227&postcount=1545

COW 4 Results and Winners!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37223423&postcount=2119

COW 5 6/25/10 - 7/1/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37133137&postcount=1887

COW 6 7/2/10 - 7/8/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37223477&postcount=2120

COW 5 Results and Winners!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37313664&postcount=2321

COW 7 7/9/10 - 7/15/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37313739&postcount=2323

COW 6 Results and Winners!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37406325&postcount=2525

COW 8 7/16/10 - 7/22/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37406399&postcount=2526

COW 9 7/23/10 - 7/29/10
PAMPERING WEEK -- CHECK BACK FOR DAILY TASKS
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37506183&postcount=2713
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37520085&postcount=2737
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37532381&postcount=2759

COW 10 7/30/10 - 8/5/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37603949&postcount=2890

COW 11 8/6/10 - 8/12/10
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37707391&postcount=3045

COW 10 Results and Winners!
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=37798986&postcount=3163

LOOKING FOR THE CURRENT CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK? SEE COW POST IN OUR NEW THREAD. THERE IS A LINK AT THE END OF THIS THREAD OR IN POST 1

lisah0711
05-13-2010, 04:38 PM
Coaching schedule

Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to coach during this challenge. Coaches act as hostess for our thread, post QOTD, reply to posts, and help keep our conversation moving. We couldn't have a challenge without you! :love:

5/28 - 6/3 lisah0711
6/4 - 6/10 flipflopmom
6/11- 6/17 cclovesdis
6/18 -6/24 maiziezoe
6/25 -7/1 tigger813
7/2 - 7/8 my3princes
7/9 - 7/15 donac
7/16 - 7/22 mikamah
7/23 - 7/29 Worfiedoodles
7/30 - 8/5 OctoberBride03
8/6 - 8/12 lisah0711
8/13 - 8/19 pjlla
8/20 - 8/27 Rose&Mike

Wow! Thank you so much to all of you who have volunteered to coach! If you want to try coaching and your name isn't on this list, just let me know and we can do some sharing -- it's a lot of fun -- don't be shy!

LOOKING FOR THE QUESTION OF THE DAY? OR WANT TO CATCH UP ON QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED? CHECK OUT THIS HANDY LINK http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35031934&postcount=1 WE WILL ALSO USE THIS SPACE FOR SUGGESTED QUESTIONS AND FOR AN ARCHIVE OF QOTD TO HELP OUR COACHES AND PARTICIPANTS!

Did you know we have a recipe thread? This is the place to share your health and delicious recipes. Thank you to Rose&Mike who maintains this thread for us! http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36324235&postcount=1

carmiedog
05-14-2010, 06:17 AM
Sign me up as a loser! I'm committing to 13 weeks, 13 pounds. The first challenge will be making it through Memorial Day weekend! :sunny:

lecach
05-14-2010, 07:40 AM
sign me up! I want to lose 5 pounds - I am at a plateau but I can do it!

lisah0711
05-14-2010, 07:41 AM
Hello and welcome to our Summer Challenge!

I don't know if we will do a sticky thread and then a separate thread when the challenge starts or just keep this big thread going so be on the lookout -- I always worry that we will lose people in a thread move! ;)

Our Spring Challenge is in its final week. We will be chatting here and not moving to the new thread until after the final results are posted for our challenge the week of May 24th.

So sign up and if you want to come and chat visit us here: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35957321&postcount=1

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN A BL CHALLENGE! :thumbsup2

Sign me up as a loser! I'm committing to 13 weeks, 13 pounds. The first challenge will be making it through Memorial Day weekend! :sunny:

:welcome: You can do it! Make a plan. A good detailed pjlla plan would go a long ways to helping make sure you get through that holiday week-end. :goodvibes

lisah0711
05-14-2010, 07:42 AM
sign me up! I want to lose 5 pounds - I am at a plateau but I can do it!

:welcome: Of course, you can do it! Plateaus are frustrating things but like everything else in life, they do pass eventually. :thumbsup2

BernardandMissBianca
05-14-2010, 08:31 AM
I'm in!!!

going to mark it on my calendar now.

NancyIL
05-14-2010, 08:40 AM
I didn't lose as much as I wanted to this spring, but I will keep going!

acename
05-14-2010, 09:02 AM
I'd like to join in. I'd like to lose 20 pounds in the 13 weeks. The last of this baby weight is killing me, and nursing cravings are tough. So is finding time to work out. I think this will be good for me to have some accountabilty.

ibouncetoo
05-14-2010, 09:03 AM
<---------- :tiptoe:sneaks back over to the WISH forum and signs up for a challenge!


I've managed to hit an all time record high, so 15 pounds in 13 weeks will get me back to my 'normal' fat self! :lmao:



I plan to use the time between now and the challenge start date to PURGE THE KITCHEN. And I don't mean of just unhealthy options, but of items that have been in the cupboard for YEARS. (Exactly how old IS that can of beets?) Then it's off to the grocery to stock up on the basics. :thumbsup2

hmonkeyruns
05-14-2010, 09:10 AM
I'd love to join this challenge.

I'm new at participating in the boards, especially the WISH boards but I've been around the DIS forever.

I'm trying to shake some extra weight and also trying to start doing regular strength training and I think this challenge will help me stay on track.

I'd like to be on the Loser team.

mommyof2Pirates
05-14-2010, 09:30 AM
I PM my info to you lisa but forgot to tell you to add me on the losers. I have 60lbs to loose overall and already have lost 7.2 in 2wks. I am on my way but this will definitely be the support I need to continue. My goal is to get as much off as I can by my ultimate goal of running the disney Princess 1/2 marathon in march 2011.

mommyarewegoingback
05-14-2010, 09:44 AM
Ok. I'm in. But y'all have to help me understand how this works. I haven't every watched Biggest loser. Hmm it's going to be a hard 13 weeks. I have a week of a "Non-Disney" Orlando trip at the beginning of this session (May 28th to June 6th). Then another 1.5 week in NY/Boston for July 4th. I'd still like to still challenge myself with 13 lbs during the 13 weeks. So is it alright if I join you even though, I'll be on vaca for 2 of the weeks?
-Virginia

lisah0711
05-14-2010, 10:33 AM
I'm in!!!

going to mark it on my calendar now.

:welcome: Buffy! Glad to see you back! Enjoy your trip to Washington DC -- you are a brave woman! :lmao:

I didn't lose as much as I wanted to this spring, but I will keep going!

:welcome: Nancy! You may not have lost as much as you wanted but you are miles ahead of where you be if you hadn't done anything. :goodvibes

I'd like to join in. I'd like to lose 20 pounds in the 13 weeks. The last of this baby weight is killing me, and nursing cravings are tough. So is finding time to work out. I think this will be good for me to have some accountabilty.

:welcome: Be sure when you PM your starting weight to LuvBaloo on 5/28 that you add that your goal for the challenge is to lose 20 pounds so she can track that for you too. You can always change your goals at any time by letting her know. Thanks for joining our challenge!

<---------- :tiptoe:sneaks back over to the WISH forum and signs up for a challenge!

I've managed to hit an all time record high, so 15 pounds in 13 weeks will get me back to my 'normal' fat self! :lmao:

I plan to use the time between now and the challenge start date to PURGE THE KITCHEN. And I don't mean of just unhealthy options, but of items that have been in the cupboard for YEARS. (Exactly how old IS that can of beets?) Then it's off to the grocery to stock up on the basics. :thumbsup2

:welcome: Jackie! Nice to see you back on the WISH boards. Our cruise will be here in no time. :) We date every food item that comes in the house with the month and date. We've been doing it for years because both our mothers would have 100 year old things in the pantry. :rotfl2: It does help to rotate things and doesn't take much time.

I'd love to join this challenge.

I'm new at participating in the boards, especially the WISH boards but I've been around the DIS forever.

I'm trying to shake some extra weight and also trying to start doing regular strength training and I think this challenge will help me stay on track.

I'd like to be on the Loser team.

:welcome: Thanks for joining us! This is a great group of folks!

I PM my info to you lisa but forgot to tell you to add me on the losers. I have 60lbs to loose overall and already have lost 7.2 in 2wks. I am on my way but this will definitely be the support I need to continue. My goal is to get as much off as I can by my ultimate goal of running the disney Princess 1/2 marathon in march 2011.

:welcome: Lindsay! Wow! What a great start! There are several of us on the challenge planning to do the Princess 1/2 in March 2011 -- it will be fun!

Ok. I'm in. But y'all have to help me understand how this works. I haven't every watched Biggest loser. Hmm it's going to be a hard 13 weeks. I have a week of a "Non-Disney" Orlando trip at the beginning of this session (May 28th to June 6th). Then another 1.5 week in NY/Boston for July 4th. I'd still like to still challenge myself with 13 lbs during the 13 weeks. So is it alright if I join you even though, I'll be on vaca for 2 of the weeks?
-Virginia

:welcome: Virginia! Thanks for joining our challenge! The nice thing about our challenge is that you don't have to watch the show or be a fan of the show to participate. Don't worry about being on vacation. Lots of us will be on vacation at some time or another. Just let LuvBaloo, our weightkeeper, know if you are going to miss a weigh in so she will count you as excused. The first post in this thread tells you how the challenge works and you are welcome to chime in or PM me anytime if you have any questions.

Remember our spring challenge is in its final week so most of the chatting over there until the results are announced on 5/25. Come on over and join us, if you haven't already. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=35957321&postcount=1

Kimkimba
05-14-2010, 10:59 AM
I would like to join in as a loser. I'm already trying and doing okay, but I'm hoping for more motivation.

brinalyn530
05-14-2010, 11:06 AM
Hello everyone!

I am new to this part of the boards, but am very interested in joining the challenge as a loser. I've lost about 25 pounds in the past year, but I still have a ways to go - 52 more pounds to my goal weight. It would be great to get rid of 20 of those pounds during this challenge and the rest before we sail next May on the Dream!

I will PM my starting weight and my goal on the 28th as instructed. If I subscribe to this thread will I be able to access all of the challenges, etc. or will there links to follow? I just don't want to miss anything :thumbsup2!

Thanks so much for everyone's work in putting this together!

Bree

lisah0711
05-14-2010, 11:35 AM
I would like to join in as a loser. I'm already trying and doing okay, but I'm hoping for more motivation.

:welcome: Kimkimba! You've come to the right place and it sounds like you are already on your way! :thumbsup2

Hello everyone!

I am new to this part of the boards, but am very interested in joining the challenge as a loser. I've lost about 25 pounds in the past year, but I still have a ways to go - 52 more pounds to my goal weight. It would be great to get rid of 20 of those pounds during this challenge and the rest before we sail next May on the Dream!

I will PM my starting weight and my goal on the 28th as instructed. If I subscribe to this thread will I be able to access all of the challenges, etc. or will there links to follow? I just don't want to miss anything :thumbsup2!

Thanks so much for everyone's work in putting this together!

Bree

:welcome: Bree! Thanks for joining our challenge. Sometimes we start with a sticky thread and then switch to another thread when the challenge starts. I am trying to just start with the one thread this time. If we ever move, or need a second thread like we did in the spring, I will always post a link in the previous thread. We are also a pretty chatty bunch so our thread stays close to the top of the WISH page. Don't worry we won't lose you! :goodvibes

njcarita
05-14-2010, 11:38 AM
add me to the list of losers...........:laughing:

denise5374
05-14-2010, 12:15 PM
Can I join in?

I started going ot ht egym this Januuary and have lost some weight and some inches but my weight loss has stopped, time to get back on the wagon.

My goal is 1 pound a week.

Thanks!
Denise

3TinksAndAnEeyore
05-14-2010, 12:25 PM
Sign me up! I haven't been terribly active on the thread the last month, but I'm planning on getting back OP as the school year slowly comes to an end!

Dahly
05-14-2010, 12:47 PM
I'm in. I didn't even realize this part of the DIS boards exsisted, but now that I found you guys, (thanks to the post on the DCL board) I am excited to join in!

My overall goal is fairly large :scared1:, but i will start with 17 pounds during this challenge..have to start somewhere right??! :cool1:

THANKS!

Dahly

Psychodisney
05-14-2010, 01:05 PM
I'm in for the losers. Would like to lose at least 20lbs. This should be better for me than trying to get to a WW meeting!

wtpclc
05-14-2010, 02:23 PM
Please count me in! I have been waffling for so long and have at least 20 pounds to lose,but I keep going up instead of down. :sad2: Hopefully, this accountabiliyty will be what I need to get going the right direciton on this! So, that wil put me on teh loser team.

Thanks to Lisa and luvBaloo and all who are helping with this!

PS - Lisa - Thansk for coming to the events side to post about this. :goodvibes I don't get to thsi sideof the forum often any more.

luvmy3jewels
05-14-2010, 02:47 PM
I'd like to join the losers group! My goal is to loose 20lbs in the next 13 weeks. I've been having a lot of back problems lately and I'm hoping if I can loose some weight, my back will begin to feel better!

kimara
05-14-2010, 02:54 PM
Count me in for this challenge too please!!
:fish:
I'm going to ♪♫ Just keep swimming ♫♪

DaniB
05-14-2010, 03:43 PM
I'm in too please! Looking to lose 25 lbs.

Littleprincess2010
05-14-2010, 03:53 PM
Sign me up!! I want to lose 20 lbs for our trip!!

donac
05-14-2010, 04:04 PM
Welcome everyone. I am back for the summer.

BernardandMissBianca
05-14-2010, 04:54 PM
:welcome: Buffy! Glad to see you back! Enjoy your trip to Washington DC -- you are a brave woman! :lmao:


I'm starting early with DC. I'm hoping all the walking will kick my butt. I'm headed out this weekend to buy the shape up sneakers. And I downloaded a new C25K app (didn't like the old one, no music). So I'm thinking of doing this at night after we get back from the hotel.

Not so brave, really. We have a great group of kids. the 4 trouble maker boys aren't allowed to go so it should be an excellent trip! We are really looking forward to going, the kids are so excited.

lisah0711
05-14-2010, 04:54 PM
add me to the list of losers...........:laughing:

:welcome: njcarita! Thanks for joining us! :goodvibes

Can I join in?

I started going ot ht egym this Januuary and have lost some weight and some inches but my weight loss has stopped, time to get back on the wagon.

My goal is 1 pound a week.

Thanks!
Denise

:welcome: Denise! Thanks for joining us! :flower3:

Sign me up! I haven't been terribly active on the thread the last month, but I'm planning on getting back OP as the school year slowly comes to an end!

:wave: Hi Stephanie! Hope the rest of the school year passes quickly -- won't be too long until we are at DL! :thumbsup2

I'm in. I didn't even realize this part of the DIS boards exsisted, but now that I found you guys, (thanks to the post on the DCL board) I am excited to join in!

My overall goal is fairly large :scared1:, but i will start with 17 pounds during this challenge..have to start somewhere right??! :cool1:

THANKS!

Dahly

:welcome: Dahly! Glad that you found us! :goodvibes Don't worry about a big goal -- a lot of us have them -- you have the right idea breaking it up into smaller goals.

I'm in for the losers. Would like to lose at least 20lbs. This should be better for me than trying to get to a WW meeting!

:welcome: Dahly! The price is right for our challenge, too! ;)

Please count me in! I have been waffling for so long and have at least 20 pounds to lose,but I keep going up instead of down. :sad2: Hopefully, this accountabiliyty will be what I need to get going the right direciton on this! So, that wil put me on teh loser team.

Thanks to Lisa and luvBaloo and all who are helping with this!

PS - Lisa - Thansk for coming to the events side to post about this. :goodvibes I don't get to thsi sideof the forum often any more.

:welcome: wtpclc! Thanks for joining us! I just started venturing to the events side of the board myself -- it is hard to find a nicer bunch of folks than our WISHers! :hippie:

I'd like to join the losers group! My goal is to loose 20lbs in the next 13 weeks. I've been having a lot of back problems lately and I'm hoping if I can loose some weight, my back will begin to feel better!

:welcome: luvmy3jewels! Thanks for joining us! One of our other participants had a lot of problems with her back -- she is a maintainer now and I know her back feels so much better. Hope that will happen for you soon! :goodvibes

Count me in for this challenge too please!!
:fish:
I'm going to ♪♫ Just keep swimming ♫♪

:welcome: kimara!

I'm in too please! Looking to lose 25 lbs.

:welcome: DaniB! For those of you setting goals for the challenge be sure that you include them in your PM to LuvBaloo on 5/28 with your starting weight.

Sign me up!! I want to lose 20 lbs for our trip!!

:welcome: Littleprince2010! A trip sounds fun!

Welcome everyone. I am back for the summer.

:welcome: back donac! And thanks for coaching one week! :goodvibes

Craftydawn
05-14-2010, 05:07 PM
Count me in for this. I didn't make myself a priority during the last challenge, so I am committed to it this time.

My goal will be 20 pounds for this challenge. :goodvibes

BernardandMissBianca
05-14-2010, 05:21 PM
I never set a goal, do I need to??

I guess my goal would be 20 lbs that would be 10% right? yeah, 20 lbs.

carmiedog
05-14-2010, 07:04 PM
A good detailed pjlla plan would go a long ways to helping make sure you get through that holiday week-end. :goodvibes

:confused: a good detailed...huh? what's pjlla? :p

maiziezoe
05-14-2010, 07:06 PM
I'm here. Another loser. Not sure how much I want to lose yet. I'll have to think about it. :)

my3princes
05-14-2010, 10:45 PM
I'm here too. I'm hoping to lose weight this time. i pretty much just maintained last time. I have a trip in July and I need to lose before the trip. I'll post how much I hope to lose after our next weigh in.

lisah0711
05-15-2010, 07:40 AM
Not so brave, really. We have a great group of kids. the 4 trouble maker boys aren't allowed to go so it should be an excellent trip! We are really looking forward to going, the kids are so excited.

Have a wonderful time! That trip will be something you and those nice kids will remember all your lives! :flower:

Count me in for this. I didn't make myself a priority during the last challenge, so I am committed to it this time.

My goal will be 20 pounds for this challenge. :goodvibes

:welcome: Craftydawn! That making yourself a top priority is a hard one to get ahold of, especially this time of year, but you can do it! :thumbsup2

I never set a goal, do I need to??

I guess my goal would be 20 lbs that would be 10% right? yeah, 20 lbs.

Goal setting is optional. For some of us it is good to have a public goal out there to hold you accountable and keep track of how you are doing so you can see the big picture. Here is a link to an example of the goal results. Remember you don't have to decide your goal now, you can do it at the first weigh in. And even if you state your goal in the thread be sure to PM to LuvBaloo when you PM your initial weight to her on 5/28. You can change your goal anytime during the challenge.

:confused: a good detailed...huh? what's pjlla? :p

Pjlla is a who. :cutie: I was talking about Pamela (pjlla) on our BL 9 thread who always comes up with great, detailed plans of how she is going to get through a holiday. She plans ahead exactly what she will eat, how she will make sure to get her exercise in, and keeps the plan with her to refer to. It has worked very, very well for her as she is a maintainer now and started with a weight over 200 lbs. She is one of our success stories. I wasn't trying to speak in code or anything -- I thought you would recognize that reference from the other challenge.:flower3:

I'm here. Another loser. Not sure how much I want to lose yet. I'll have to think about it. :)

:welcome: maiziezoe! And a big thank you for being one of our coaches! :flower:

I'm here too. I'm hoping to lose weight this time. i pretty much just maintained last time. I have a trip in July and I need to lose before the trip. I'll post how much I hope to lose after our next weigh in.

:welcome: my3princes! Thank you for also being a coach volunteer. :goodvibes

It's fun to see some old and new participants joining us. Remember you are all welcome to chatter with us as we enjoy the last week of the BL 9 challenge. It's NEVER too late to join a BL challenge! :flower3:

mikamah
05-16-2010, 08:30 AM
I'm a little late, but it's great to see so many familiar faces, and newcomers too. We are going to have a super, losing summer. My goal will be to lose the 15 pounds I gained last summer.:rotfl: I'm going to do it this time, dang it!!!!!

We date every food item that comes in the house with the month and date. We've been doing it for years because both our mothers would have 100 year old things in the pantry. THis made me chuckle, Lisa. Very impressive. On the organization spectrum, I'd be more toward your mom's. Now, if there's no expiration date on a can, then it must be good forever, right?;) That's why I prefer frozen vegies.

Thank you, Lisa, for keeping these challenges going. :flower3:

See you all soon. :)

JOANNEL
05-16-2010, 08:41 AM
I would love to join. My world is about to change in a big way. I am an accountant and our company was bought out last year. I was laid off and my last day is May 31st. My youngest son just graduated from college and has joined the Airforce, he leaves next week for Germany. His older brother is going to Europe for six weeks and then moving to Texas. SO by the end of this month I will be jobless and kidless for the first time in 24 years!!!!! I have to keep myself busy and out of the kitchen!!

lisah0711
05-16-2010, 08:58 AM
I'm a little late, but it's great to see so many familiar faces, and newcomers too. We are going to have a super, losing summer. My goal will be to lose the 15 pounds I gained last summer.:rotfl: I'm going to do it this time, dang it!!!!!

THis made me chuckle, Lisa. Very impressive. On the organization spectrum, I'd be more toward your mom's. Now, if there's no expiration date on a can, then it must be good forever, right?;) That's why I prefer frozen vegies.

Thank you, Lisa, for keeping these challenges going. :flower3:

See you all soon. :)

You're not really late because your name was already on the list since you were so kind and volunteered to coach. :goodvibes

Remember when the only warning about cans was not to eat them if they were bulging? :rotfl2:

It is my pleasure to hostess the challenge -- I need them! :cool2:

I would love to join. My world is about to change in a big way. I am an accountant and our company was bought out last year. I was laid off and my last day is May 31st. My youngest son just graduated from college and has joined the Airforce, he leaves next week for Germany. His older brother is going to Europe for six weeks and then moving to Texas. SO by the end of this month I will be jobless and kidless for the first time in 24 years!!!!! I have to keep myself busy and out of the kitchen!!

:welcome: JOANNEL! :hug: There are a lot of big changes going on in your life. A big thank you to your entire family for having a family member serve our country. :cool2: Come on over and chat in our BL 9 thread -- it's never to late to join a BL challenge! :flower3:

JOANNEL
05-16-2010, 09:21 AM
:welcome: JOANNEL! :hug: There are a lot of big changes going on in your life. A big thank you to your entire family for having a family member serve our country. :cool2: Come on over and chat in our BL 9 thread -- it's never to late to join a BL challenge! :flower3:

Thanks that is very sweet, my dh did 25 years, so we are used to this. DH was enlisted so to have a 2nd lt in the family is thrilling!!

Rose&Mike
05-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Don't forget to add me to the losers list Lisa. Thanks for all that you do!
Rose:goodvibes

pjlla
05-16-2010, 02:37 PM
:welcome: You can do it! Make a plan. A good detailed pjlla plan would go a long ways to helping make sure you get through that holiday week-end. :goodvibes

Wow! Thanks for that shout out!!

:confused: a good detailed...huh? what's pjlla? :p


ME!! It's me!! I'm finally here! I know that Lisa answered your question about my "plans", so I won't go into detail. Lisa, thanks for your kind words. I am not quite at maintenance yet.... these last few pounds just won't disappear!!

I am definitely in for this challenge. If for no other reason than to keep me from gaining during the summer cook-out/bbq season!! LOTS of food challenges coming up, starting tonight with my anniversary dinner. DH wanted Olive Garden, but I find it nearly impossible to stay on plan there, so I requested Applebee's. He just ate at Olive Garden last weekend with DD, so I won't feel guilty about not letting him pick the place.

THen of course will be the Memorial Day weekend cookouts and S'mores... then my birthday, July 4th, and summer vacation. I figure at this point I will be happy to maintain within 3 or 4 pounds this summer!

I'll be back here next week after I am done coaching our currrent week of the BL challenge..............................P

PRINCESS VIJA
05-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Add me to the loser list, I really need this!

lisah0711
05-16-2010, 04:16 PM
Thanks that is very sweet, my dh did 25 years, so we are used to this. DH was enlisted so to have a 2nd lt in the family is thrilling!!

How exciting! Is your DH still in the reserves -- I am wondering if he is going to have to salute your DS. ;)

Don't forget to add me to the losers list Lisa. Thanks for all that you do!
Rose:goodvibes

Sorry about that! :flower3: Thanks for reminding me.

ME!! It's me!! I'm finally here! I know that Lisa answered your question about my "plans", so I won't go into detail. Lisa, thanks for your kind words. I am not quite at maintenance yet.... these last few pounds just won't disappear!!

:welcome: pjlla! I think your plan for summer is great. Let your body adjust to all the progress you've made. :flower:

Add me to the loser list, I really need this!

:welcome: VIJA! Nice to see you! :flower3:

jennz
05-16-2010, 05:45 PM
I'm in!:goodvibes

bellaphia
05-16-2010, 07:06 PM
I would love to join as a loser. I had a total thyroidectomy in November due to thyroid cancer. Prior to the thyroidectomy I gained 20+ pds in less than 6 months and haven't gotten rid of any of it since:sad2: I would like to strive for a goal of 20lbs.
Thanks

JOANNEL
05-16-2010, 07:14 PM
How exciting! Is your DH still in the reserves -- I am wondering if he is going to have to salute your DS. ;)





No he retired in 99, he did salute him at the commissioning not a dry eye in the house!!

lisah0711
05-17-2010, 07:40 AM
I'm in!:goodvibes

:welcome: jennz! We're going to have a great, healthy summer! :goodvibes

I would love to join as a loser. I had a total thyroidectomy in November due to thyroid cancer. Prior to the thyroidectomy I gained 20+ pds in less than 6 months and haven't gotten rid of any of it since:sad2: I would like to strive for a goal of 20lbs.
Thanks

:welcome: bellaphia! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower3:

No he retired in 99, he did salute him at the commissioning not a dry eye in the house!!

Awww! :cool2:

Greenfield1984
05-17-2010, 09:52 AM
Count me in please! We're planning on going back to Disney in late August and I'd love to lose 20 lbs by then! We're also trying to add to our family, and I'm thinking losing a few pounds and getting healthy habits before I get pregnant again will hopefully help me to NOT gain the insane amount of weight I gained with DD! Looking forward to losing with all of you! :)

My2Pixies
05-17-2010, 11:09 AM
I'd like to join :) I recently joined WW and will be starting C25K soon, so this challenge I'm setting an ambitious 20 lb goal. I could definitely use the motivation.

disneygrlkat
05-17-2010, 11:46 AM
I'm in! I've never done a Biggest Loser Challenge before, but I have big plans for losing weight this summer, so I think this will be a great source of motivation! :)

MushyMushy
05-17-2010, 12:02 PM
I'd like to join as a loser. I have a long way to go and I don't think I can do it alone anymore.

corinnak
05-17-2010, 01:04 PM
Well, you know I'm all IN!!!

Put me down on the Maintainer's team - i've got a crazy summer coming up - lots of travel, visiting relatives, vactioning and resorting, so I NEED this to stay sane and stay the same!

Look out Summer - we are ready for you! :laughing:

lisah0711
05-17-2010, 03:12 PM
Count me in please! We're planning on going back to Disney in late August and I'd love to lose 20 lbs by then! We're also trying to add to our family, and I'm thinking losing a few pounds and getting healthy habits before I get pregnant again will hopefully help me to NOT gain the insane amount of weight I gained with DD! Looking forward to losing with all of you! :)

:welcome: Greenfield1984! Looking forward to losing with you, too. :goodvibes

I'd like to join :) I recently joined WW and will be starting C25K soon, so this challenge I'm setting an ambitious 20 lb goal. I could definitely use the motivation.

:welcome: My2Pixies! You'll love C25K -- it is a lot of fun!

I'm in! I've never done a Biggest Loser Challenge before, but I have big plans for losing weight this summer, so I think this will be a great source of motivation! :)

:welcome: disneygrlkat! A BL challenge is a lot of fun. You've come to the right place for motivation! :cutie:

I'd like to join as a loser. I have a long way to go and I don't think I can do it alone anymore.

:welcome: MushyMushy! :hug: We're here to help!

Well, you know I'm all IN!!!

Put me down on the Maintainer's team - i've got a crazy summer coming up - lots of travel, visiting relatives, vactioning and resorting, so I NEED this to stay sane and stay the same!

Look out Summer - we are ready for you! :laughing:

:welcome: corinnak! Our first maintainer -- I know there will be others joining you. And a BIG, BIG thank you for designing our challenge clippie for us! :love:

cclovesdis
05-17-2010, 04:32 PM
I'm in, as you know Lisa. I am going to set a pound goal this time. I'm thinking 10 pounds, but that's not definite yet. It all depends on how high I am on 5/28. BL 9 and all its support has been great for me. I know this next challenge is just what I need.

N&B'smom
05-17-2010, 05:23 PM
PLEASE allow me to be a part of this, I need this so much. I'm at that point where I'm so disgusted with myself that I think about my weight CONSTANTLY throughout the day. My goal is 25lbs.

For the first time in a long time, I have HOPE!!!

lisalisalisa
05-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Please may I join. I would like to lose 20lbs. :)

N&B'smom
05-17-2010, 05:33 PM
I don't know how to get the clippie in my signature!! Nevermind...got it!

LuvBaloo
05-17-2010, 06:26 PM
WOW! Lots of people signing up for the summer challenge! :cool1:

Its great to see the new and familiar names showing up!

Obviously, I'm in again!

Goal Tracking:
If you want to have your goal tracked, please include your "goal to lose" for the challenge with your starting weight on May 28th. This is not required, only do it if you want to. You can add this in at any time, you can change it at any time, we're very relaxed.

Weigh-ins:
I do read the thread, but will sometimes only skim through if I'm too busy. The only weights/goals that I track are the ones that are PM'd to me.
Please send your weight in. Sometimes people like to just send in the change eg (0.5lbs loss), but its much easier for me to get the actual weight, as I need it for the % calculations.

If anybody has any questions about how the numbers work, please just ask!

N&B'smom
05-17-2010, 07:32 PM
Does our actual weight get broadcast on this thread anywhere or does it stay secret with you???

cclovesdis
05-17-2010, 08:33 PM
Does our actual weight get broadcast on this thread anywhere or does it stay secret with you???

I think I can answer this question sufficiently. You PM Shannon (LuvBaloo) your starting weight on 5/28 and then your subsequent weights weekly throughout the challenge. She does not disclose your weight to anyone. If you make the "list" of losers for the week, she'll indicate the percentage of weight you lost for the week. If you decided to set a goal for the challenge, she'll write the percentage you've lost so far. For example, I'm planning as of now to set my goal at losing 10 pounds in the 13 week challenge. If I lose 1.2 pounds in the first week, it'll say cclovesdis 12%.

That being said, some people do post that they lost or gained after they weigh-in for the week. They may or may not say how much or how little. It is entirely your choice to disclose your weight and/or if/how much you lost or gained throughout the challenge. If you decide to set a goal and share that with Shannon, only she will know your goal, unless of course you disclose that. So, like with my example, no one would know that 12% is a 10 pound to lose goal.

Hope that helps! Great to have you!

N&B'smom
05-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Thank you so much. :) I am so excited, this is JUST what I need!!

lisah0711
05-18-2010, 08:15 AM
I'm in, as you know Lisa. I am going to set a pound goal this time. I'm thinking 10 pounds, but that's not definite yet. It all depends on how high I am on 5/28. BL 9 and all its support has been great for me. I know this next challenge is just what I need.

:welcome: cclovesdis! I already had you on our list since you are one of our coaches! :goodvibes

PLEASE allow me to be a part of this, I need this so much. I'm at that point where I'm so disgusted with myself that I think about my weight CONSTANTLY throughout the day. My goal is 25lbs.

For the first time in a long time, I have HOPE!!!

:welcome: N&B'smom! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower3: You are welcome to come and chat with us in the BL9 thread. That challenge ends on Friday but we really do mean it when we say it's never too late to join a BL challenge!

Please may I join. I would like to lose 20lbs. :)

:welcome: lisalisalisa! I like your user name! ;)

I don't know how to get the clippie in my signature!! Nevermind...got it!

Congratulations! You are the first person to be sporting our new clippie! :goodvibes

WOW! Lots of people signing up for the summer challenge! :cool1:

Its great to see the new and familiar names showing up!

Obviously, I'm in again!

Goal Tracking:
If you want to have your goal tracked, please include your "goal to lose" for the challenge with your starting weight on May 28th. This is not required, only do it if you want to. You can add this in at any time, you can change it at any time, we're very relaxed.

Weigh-ins:
I do read the thread, but will sometimes only skim through if I'm too busy. The only weights/goals that I track are the ones that are PM'd to me.
Please send your weight in. Sometimes people like to just send in the change eg (0.5lbs loss), but its much easier for me to get the actual weight, as I need it for the % calculations.

If anybody has any questions about how the numbers work, please just ask!

Thank you, Shannon, for being our weightkeeper this challenge! :love:

Does our actual weight get broadcast on this thread anywhere or does it stay secret with you???

I see that CC already answered for you -- only LuvBaloo knows your weight. The percentage of loss is what is reported. If you go to the first page of the current thread you will find a link to the results posts -- both the weight and the goal -- to give you an idea how they are posted.

Thank you so much. :) I am so excited, this is JUST what I need!!

Come over and chat with us so you don't have to wait until 5/28 to get going! :thumbsup2

lisah0711
05-18-2010, 08:25 AM
Just a reminder to our new folks that our Spring Challenge is in its final week. We will be chatting here and not moving to the new thread until after the final results are posted for our challenge the week of May 24th.

So sign up and if you want to come and chat visit us here: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...21&postcount=1

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN A BL CHALLENGE!

And here is a little something to ponder before the challenge starts -- an article from sparkpeople.com called 7 Strategies for Weight Loss Success. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slideshow.asp?show=14

They are:

1. Always See Your Goals
Goals need attention. They need to be seen, heard and thought of often. So surround yourself with as many reminders as possible: on the refrigerator, computer, bathroom mirror and calendar.

2. Start Small
Quite possibly the biggest mistake people make is pushing the accelerator too soon. You can’t lose 20 pounds in one week. But you can lose one. Just as a plant has to start as a tiny seedling, you have to start with small steps and expect small results, which add up to bigger results over time.

3. Come Out of Seclusion
Have you ever achieved anything of real value all by yourself, without the support of anyone else? Probably not. Most people receive help, advice and ideas from others. Support, a sense of shared experience, encouragement, advice, and well-timed pep talks are all invaluable as you set off on your healthy lifestyle adventure, so get others to join in and support you in reaching your goals! (You've got this one down already because you are here! :flower3:)

4. Focus on Everyday Habits
The building blocks of a healthy lifestyle are forged in the smallest of actions you take every day and every week. Healthy choices can become as natural as brushing your teeth or locking the front door. Build your habits, one action at a time.

5. Never Stop Learning
A healthy lifestyle is a process—more of a journey than a destination. You can always learn more about nutrition, fitness, and even yourself that can help you be just a little bit better tomorrow.

6. Have Fun!
Who says getting healthy has to be a chore? Think of it as an exciting adventure of self-discovery that will help you build a more meaningful life. Enjoy the ride and find ways to make it fun, whether you join a sports league, subscribe to a fun fitness magazine, or buy yourself some new workout clothes. Make the best of it!

7. Put it on Paper
Whether setting your first goals, tracking daily progress, or sharing your deepest thoughts in a journal, writing helps to crystallize your ideas, expose your fears, and paint a picture of real life. As a starting point, write down your goals, big and small, and the steps you'll take to make them reality.

wtpclc
05-18-2010, 10:39 AM
Great article Lisah!! Thansk for posting!

RENThead09
05-18-2010, 11:55 AM
Hey everyone I would love to join this great group. Just what I needed for the summer.

I lost about 40 pounds last year. Then hurt my knee during the WDW marathon and took time off to heal. Unfortunately, I took that time to gain about 20 of those pounds back.

So time to rock and roll again. I will be in the loser group if that is OK. Thanks to all who make this possible for the rest of us to participate.

-Pat

wtpclc
05-18-2010, 12:08 PM
Pat - love teh comment in your sig about surviving the 2010 marathon. I think I was about 15 min behind you and surviving was right. No real damage (like your knee :guilty:) but my muscles just seized up on me. Hope your knee is back to 100% and the weight comes off easily!

tigger813
05-18-2010, 01:15 PM
Yeah, I successfully added the clippie to my siggie! Finally got the hang of it!

Welcome to all of our new participants! Glad to have you joining us for this fun ride!

keenercam
05-18-2010, 05:10 PM
Hi, everyone! Please count me in. I injured my knee on July 14 and haven't been able to run or do real cardio since then. I'd lost 70+ pounds starting 5 years ago and kept most of it off until the injury derailed my 5-7x/week workouts and I reverted to my old habits of stress eating.

I am having surgery on 5/24 and will be "immobilized" for up to 8 weeks and am hoping that my inability to get to the fridge or to the coffee shop might be just the jumpstart I need. ;)

Please put me down for 20 pounds. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, I will have made up for these past 10 disastrous months. :)

Hi, Joanne! Hi, Carrie! Hi, Vija!! (So many familiar "faces" here -- it's wonderful!)

wtpclc
05-18-2010, 07:48 PM
Hi, Joanne! Hi, Carrie! Hi, Vija!! (So many familiar "faces" here -- it's wonderful!) :goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes

Been ages since I've seen you on the boards. LOVE your sig!

And the ones that are new to me seem absolutely wonderful too! Nice to know that I can come back and it steill has the wonderful WISH feel I remember.

snugglepeas
05-18-2010, 08:10 PM
I would like to join. on the loser team.

lisah0711
05-18-2010, 10:07 PM
Great article Lisah!! Thansk for posting!

Glad that you enjoyed it, Carrie! :goodvibes

Hey everyone I would love to join this great group. Just what I needed for the summer.

I lost about 40 pounds last year. Then hurt my knee during the WDW marathon and took time off to heal. Unfortunately, I took that time to gain about 20 of those pounds back.

So time to rock and roll again. I will be in the loser group if that is OK. Thanks to all who make this possible for the rest of us to participate.

-Pat

:welcome: Pat! Thanks for joining our challenge. Sorry about your injury. Hope it gets better and you are back in the groove soon. I'm a new runner and finishing is as good as winning in my book, regardless of the time! :thumbsup2

Pat - love teh comment in your sig about surviving the 2010 marathon. I think I was about 15 min behind you and surviving was right. No real damage (like your knee :guilty:) but my muscles just seized up on me. Hope your knee is back to 100% and the weight comes off easily!

Wow! That was a bummer but you finished. :cool2:

Yeah, I successfully added the clippie to my siggie! Finally got the hang of it!

Welcome to all of our new participants! Glad to have you joining us for this fun ride!

Hey that clippie looks nice on you! :woohoo:

Hi, everyone! Please count me in. I injured my knee on July 14 and haven't been able to run or do real cardio since then. I'd lost 70+ pounds starting 5 years ago and kept most of it off until the injury derailed my 5-7x/week workouts and I reverted to my old habits of stress eating.

I am having surgery on 5/24 and will be "immobilized" for up to 8 weeks and am hoping that my inability to get to the fridge or to the coffee shop might be just the jumpstart I need. ;)

Please put me down for 20 pounds. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, I will have made up for these past 10 disastrous months. :)

Hi, Joanne! Hi, Carrie! Hi, Vija!! (So many familiar "faces" here -- it's wonderful!)

:welcome: keenercam! I think I've read your WISH journal a few times. I definately remember that beautiful dress in your siggie. :love:

:goodvibes:goodvibes:goodvibes

Been ages since I've seen you on the boards. LOVE your sig!

And the ones that are new to me seem absolutely wonderful too! Nice to know that I can come back and it steill has the wonderful WISH feel I remember.

::yes:: Yep, I think it is hard to find a nicer bunch of folks than those on both sides of the WISH boards.

I would like to join. on the loser team.

:welcome: snugglepeas! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower3:

SunnyB1066
05-19-2010, 06:12 AM
I would like to join as a loser. Goal will be to lose 20 pounds. I need all the help I can get.
Sunny

lisah0711
05-19-2010, 06:42 AM
I would like to join as a loser. Goal will be to lose 20 pounds. I need all the help I can get.
Sunny

:welcome: SunnyB166! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower3:

:welcome: to Jenna319! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower1:

Hockeychic
05-19-2010, 10:06 AM
I would like to join the challenge please.

JOANNEL
05-19-2010, 01:38 PM
Hi Cam,

Your signature pictures look great! Long time no see!!!

I have ot get back to the weight loss. I lost it a few years ago and have gained it all back, I am so frustrated!!

keenercam
05-19-2010, 02:05 PM
Hi, Joanne!! How are you!??!?! We'll do this!! We've both been successful before and with all the WISH support here we'll do great!!! :hug:

sherry
05-19-2010, 08:44 PM
Hello everyone. I would like to join this challenge, I lost quite a bit of weight for my dd's wedding and I have put 25 back on, I refuse to put any more on and I would like to lose that 25 this summer.

Lucky'sMom
05-19-2010, 10:27 PM
I'd like to join the loser's group. Lost 23 pds last year, gained 21 back.:eek:

princessbride6205
05-19-2010, 11:58 PM
I'll join as a Maintainer. :thumbsup2

JOANNEL
05-20-2010, 06:57 AM
Hi, Joanne!! How are you!??!?! We'll do this!! We've both been successful before and with all the WISH support here we'll do great!!! :hug:

We can hope!! I read your wedding trip report. How great was that!!! I can't see you pictures though, did the link expire? What a great memory!!

lisah0711
05-20-2010, 07:13 AM
I would like to join the challenge please.

:welcome: Hockychic! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower3:

Hello everyone. I would like to join this challenge, I lost quite a bit of weight for my dd's wedding and I have put 25 back on, I refuse to put any more on and I would like to lose that 25 this summer.

:welcome: sherry! That clippie looks good on you! :thumbsup2

I'd like to join the loser's group. Lost 23 pds last year, gained 21 back.:eek:

:welcome: Lucky'sMom! Here's to a losing summer! :cool2:

I'll join as a Maintainer. :thumbsup2

:welcome: princessbride6205! Another maintainer! :yay: I think the maintainer group will have a few more members this time around.

ibouncetoo
05-20-2010, 08:47 AM
Good to see this party growing!

I've managed to stock some healthy supplies, pack some lunches, cook some dinners. By the time we officially start I hope to have a routine down so I can hit the ground running! Still having trouble with the mornings, as I can't stay away from the computer. :sad2: So, last night, while cooking dinner, I realized that I should pack my lunch THEN. :headache:

AND, I've gone three days without french fries...hope I don't have withdrawal! :rotfl:

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pinkle
05-20-2010, 10:36 AM
[COUNT ME IN! :cool1:

JOANNEL
05-20-2010, 02:38 PM
I just signed up for a 5 k on 5/31. It's called a gate to gate on the air force base. It will be a good start for this summer diet/exercise.

tea pot
05-20-2010, 03:47 PM
lisah

I'm In !! :yay:

Hoping to be more active on the thread this time.
Staying close to the support is the only way to go! :goodvibes

uptown_girl44
05-20-2010, 04:47 PM
Count me in! I'm planning on losing about 20 lbs this summer and I know I'm gonna need support!

czkmom
05-20-2010, 05:01 PM
Count me in!!!! We have a disney cruise in the forcast next spring and I would like to enjoy and have some photos I don't feel ashamed to be in!!!

My (shorttime) summer goal is 20 lbs.....

I have all my weight watcher info back from hiding.... have sort of started this week so next week I will be ready to jump in all the way!

I love the extra motivation!

lisah0711
05-20-2010, 05:05 PM
Good to see this party growing!

I've managed to stock some healthy supplies, pack some lunches, cook some dinners. By the time we officially start I hope to have a routine down so I can hit the ground running! Still having trouble with the mornings, as I can't stay away from the computer. :sad2: So, last night, while cooking dinner, I realized that I should pack my lunch THEN. :headache:

AND, I've gone three days without french fries...hope I don't have withdrawal! :rotfl:

::yes:: I know exactly what you mean, Jackie. I had no internet at home for a week -- my house was so clean and pretty! :rotfl:

[COUNT ME IN! :cool1:

:welcome: pinkle! Thanks for joining our summer challenge! :beach:

I just signed up for a 5 k on 5/31. It's called a gate to gate on the air force base. It will be a good start for this summer diet/exercise.

Good luck on your run! :goodvibes

lisah

I'm In !! :yay:

Hoping to be more active on the thread this time.
Staying close to the support is the only way to go! :goodvibes

:welcome: tea pot! Nice to see you again! :flower3:

Count me in! I'm planning on losing about 20 lbs this summer and I know I'm gonna need support!

:welcome: uptown girl44! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower1:

ibouncetoo
05-20-2010, 08:19 PM
::yes:: I know exactly what you mean, Jackie. I had no internet at home for a week -- my house was so clean and pretty! :rotfl:



Well, truth be told....I'd just open a book! :lmao:

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JOANNEL
05-21-2010, 06:14 AM
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Good luck on your run! :goodvibes



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Thanks, but I will be walking!!!

flipflopmom
05-21-2010, 06:25 AM
:wave:Just stopping in to say hi everyone! I am excited for the summer challenge, and so good to see some familiar faces along with new ones.

If this is your first challenge, what Lisa said is true. You will get soooo much support, encouragement, and motivation. The spring challenge was my first, and I couldn't have been as successful without it. You will get out of it what you put into it, I promise!

Taryn

lisah0711
05-21-2010, 06:52 AM
Well, truth be told....I'd just open a book! :lmao:.

Yes, I did some of that, too. ;)

BTW how is your sister doing? I was thinking about the two of you in the challenge last year.

Thanks, but I will be walking!!!

A race is a race, no matter how you do it! mikamah and I are doing our first half marathons at the Princess in 2011 and plan to do a lot of walking! :thumbsup2

:wave:Just stopping in to say hi everyone! I am excited for the summer challenge, and so good to see some familiar faces along with new ones.

If this is your first challenge, what Lisa said is true. You will get soooo much support, encouragement, and motivation. The spring challenge was my first, and I couldn't have been as successful without it. You will get out of it what you put into it, I promise!

:welcome: Taryn! You are right, this is a great place for encouragement and support but ultimiately the one who does the work is you! :goodvibes

Today is the last day of the spring challenge. It will take a few days for the results to be posted so you may see some increased chatter on this thread. Feel free to pop over and say "Hi" on the other thread and see how this challenge turns out. Last week participants lost over 40 pounds! :yay:

keenercam
05-21-2010, 07:36 AM
Good morning, everyone! Thank you so much for the inspiration I am already feeling from having signed on to this challenge! :thumbsup2 Yesterday was my first legitimate "good" food day in longer than I can remember, and it really is because I, like ibouncetoo, hope to start good habits now so that I can hit the ground "running" when the challenge starts. :woohoo:

Joanne -- Have a great time at your Gate to Gate race!!! :cheer2:

pinkle
05-21-2010, 07:51 AM
this is so exciting :thumbsup2 rather than look at 'food porn' i am on the weight loss challenge.....WE CAN DO THIS!!!! I have 8lbs to go......i keep reminding myself so I don't slip.
Keep up the good work everyone!!!:yay:

denise5374
05-21-2010, 09:37 AM
Its great to see (read) all the support here....this is my first time dooing something like this. I have been working on eating and exercising since 1/1/10 but my weight lss has stagnated at about 15 pounds, even though I am losing inches. I hope this is the kcik I need to lose some more pounds.

Question: How do I get the BL picture in my signature?

lisah0711
05-21-2010, 10:54 AM
Its great to see (read) all the support here....this is my first time dooing something like this. I have been working on eating and exercising since 1/1/10 but my weight lss has stagnated at about 15 pounds, even though I am losing inches. I hope this is the kcik I need to lose some more pounds.

Question: How do I get the BL picture in my signature?

I put some instructions on how to add the clippie in the first post of this thread. Let me know if you have any problems -- you can be our test case! :flower3:

sahbushka
05-21-2010, 11:40 AM
Please count me in for this challenge! The summer challenge is the one I started on last year and it has really helped me along my journey...I still have a ways to go and would love to get to my goal weight by the end of the challenge...we will see.

SarahMay

Rose&Mike
05-21-2010, 11:51 AM
this is so exciting :thumbsup2 rather than look at 'food porn' i am on the weight loss challenge.....WE CAN DO THIS!!!! I have 8lbs to go......i keep reminding myself so I don't slip.
Keep up the good work everyone!!!:yay:
:lmao: Too funny. I have worked out so much since January, that instead of drooling over food pictures, I find myself mentally calculating the amount of time it will take me to burn it off. Works almost every time!:thumbsup2

SarahMay--I love seeing that 100lb clippie. I get a smile on my face everytime. So exciting!

sahbushka
05-21-2010, 01:00 PM
:lmao: Too funny. I have worked out so much since January, that instead of drooling over food pictures, I find myself mentally calculating the amount of time it will take me to burn it off. Works almost every time!:thumbsup2

SarahMay--I love seeing that 100lb clippie. I get a smile on my face everytime. So exciting!

Awww, thanks! I have to say I have a pretty big grin on my face when I see it too! Amazing what a year can do!

SarahMay

jennz
05-21-2010, 07:04 PM
this is so exciting :thumbsup2 rather than look at 'food porn' i am on the weight loss challenge.....WE CAN DO THIS!!!! I have 8lbs to go......i keep reminding myself so I don't slip.
Keep up the good work everyone!!!:yay:

I can't even look at it, I get so darn hungry!!! And I sure don't need help eating!!

Wow this thread is active already!! Tomorrow's my big 5k - we went and picked up our packets. :thumbsup2 DD is determined to do this even with her Seven's flaring up...I'll just wrap her up tight and see how she goes. She says if the sweeper gets close to her she's going to scream and run from them. :rotfl:

corinnak
05-21-2010, 07:15 PM
Wow this thread is active already!! Tomorrow's my big 5k - we went and picked up our packets. :thumbsup2 DD is determined to do this even with her Seven's flaring up...I'll just wrap her up tight and see how she goes. She says if the sweeper gets close to her she's going to scream and run from them. :rotfl:

How cute! I hope she feels good tomorrow. Good luck on your 5K!!!

Graciesmom77
05-21-2010, 09:33 PM
You know you can't get rid of me! I am in. I hope I can lose 27 pounds this summer. That way I can have my 50 pound clippie! That would be so cool! :woohoo:

pintamino
05-21-2010, 11:14 PM
Can I still sign up? :cheer2:

BernardandMissBianca
05-21-2010, 11:18 PM
back from DC! Had a blast but I'm ready to get my butt in gear.
We did loads of walking, doesn't look I lost any weight but I'll way in again tomorrow morning.
My heel hurts a lot though. I was going to buy the the shape ups but I was concerned I would fall so I didn't get them. I'm glad I didn't because the stairs in the Capitol and the Library of Congress were so worn I had a hard time staying on them in the first place.

I will be getting my shoes this week though.

I hope I can get my heel squared away and ready to go for the beginning of this challenge.

BernardandMissBianca
05-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Can I still sign up? :cheer2:

Absolutely!!!

flipflopmom
05-22-2010, 06:27 AM
:lmao: Too funny. I have worked out so much since January, that instead of drooling over food pictures, I find myself mentally calculating the amount of time it will take me to burn it off. Works almost every time!:thumbsup2

Well, when I get in the "I want something really bad for me" mode, I drool over WDW food porn and menus. I'm putting all my eggs in that 1 week basket. Have a great time this week!

Wow this thread is active already!! Tomorrow's my big 5k - we went and picked up our packets. :thumbsup2 DD is determined to do this even with her Seven's flaring up...I'll just wrap her up tight and see how she goes. She says if the sweeper gets close to her she's going to scream and run from them. :rotfl:
:laughing: Good luck to you both!
You know you can't get rid of me! I am in. I hope I can lose 27 pounds this summer. That way I can have my 50 pound clippie! That would be so cool! :woohoo:
Who wants to get rid of you?:laughing: You will rock this challenge!
back from DC! Had a blast but I'm ready to get my butt in gear. We did loads of walking, doesn't look I lost any weight but I'll way in again tomorrow morning.
Glad you had a good trip! Hope the heel heals soon!

my3princes
05-22-2010, 08:53 AM
Is LuvBaloo the weight keeper for this challenge too? I need to send my starting weight.

ibouncetoo
05-22-2010, 09:03 AM
Wow...I'll I had to do was sign up for this challenge and I already lost two pounds! :lmao:


Amazing what NOT having french fries and a visiting Dairy Queen daily can do! Packed my lunch three out of five days and cooked dinner (or ate leftovers) five out of seven. Now I still had a few meals that I wouldn't actually consider 'healthy eating', but I'm getting into the swing of things.


Regarding french fries: I've decided, because I love them so, that I will have one serving a week from my favorite place and make it an event. I'll go there on the weekend, by myself, have an order and a diet coke and savor every one. :thumbsup2 They make them for me exactly the way I like, and pretty much no one elses fries can live up to them. No more mediocre fries!

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ibouncetoo
05-22-2010, 09:06 AM
Is LuvBaloo the weight keeper for this challenge too? I need to send my starting weight.

Yes, but we don't start till May 28th.

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jennz
05-22-2010, 10:52 AM
How cute! I hope she feels good tomorrow. Good luck on your 5K!!!

Thanks! And thanks Taryn! We did it - didn't get swept!!! Woo hoo! I was slow but not as slow as I thought I would be, finished around 57 minutes. DD ran the last part and can hardly walk now. :( But we did it!

back from DC! Had a blast but I'm ready to get my butt in gear.
We did loads of walking, doesn't look I lost any weight but I'll way in again tomorrow morning.
My heel hurts a lot though. I was going to buy the the shape ups but I was concerned I would fall so I didn't get them. I'm glad I didn't because the stairs in the Capitol and the Library of Congress were so worn I had a hard time staying on them in the first place.

I will be getting my shoes this week though.

I hope I can get my heel squared away and ready to go for the beginning of this challenge.

What's wrong with your heel????

pinkle
05-22-2010, 12:12 PM
Is LuvBaloo the weight keeper for this challenge too? I need to send my starting weight.
I'm still learning....so we send in our weith?...how and then we??????
i need a quick run down on how this works....i know we weigh in on Fridays!

jennz
05-22-2010, 12:49 PM
I'm still learning....so we send in our weith?...how and then we??????
i need a quick run down on how this works....i know we weigh in on Fridays!


You just pm your weight to LuvBaloo every Friday... I usually down x for xxx (sadly sometimes it's "up x" though!)

tea pot
05-22-2010, 04:36 PM
Please count me in for this challenge!
SarahMay

That's one Good Looking Clippie Congrats :woohoo:


Wow this thread is active already!! Tomorrow's my big 5k - we went and picked up our packets. :thumbsup2 DD is determined to do this even with her Seven's flaring up...I'll just wrap her up tight and see how she goes. She says if the sweeper gets close to her she's going to scream and run from them. :rotfl:

I was going to wish you and your daughter lots of luck but looks like
congratulations is now in order. How sweet for a mom and daughter to do a 5K together :love:

Wow...I'll I had to do was sign up for this challenge and I already lost two pounds! :lmao:

Amazing what NOT having french fries and a visiting Dairy Queen daily can do!
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You are inspiring me to throw away my hidden chocolate in the vegetable drawer..:lmao::lmao: just kidding I already did it.

jennz
05-22-2010, 05:20 PM
That's one Good Looking Clippie Congrats :woohoo:

I was going to wish you and your daughter lots of luck but looks like
congratulations is now in order. How sweet for a mom and daughter to do a 5K together :love:

You are inspiring me to throw away my hidden chocolate in the vegetable drawer..:lmao::lmao: just kidding I already did it.

Thank you!!! :hug: I actually held dd back, she could have had a quicker time, but she did keep me going. If she hadn't been there I think I would have quit. I love my girl!! DH did it with us too but he ran it (after he made sure dd and I wouldn't be offended).

NCRedding
05-22-2010, 06:07 PM
I'm a drop out from the Loser 9 challenge, but I'm going to sign up for this again. Hope to lose 20 pounds during the challenge.

Thanks to all of you who put the time and effort into running this challenge.

lisah0711
05-22-2010, 07:37 PM
You know you can't get rid of me! I am in. I hope I can lose 27 pounds this summer. That way I can have my 50 pound clippie! That would be so cool! :woohoo:

:welcome: Graciesmom77! Like flipflopmom said, we don't want to get rid of you! :hug:

Can I still sign up? :cheer2:

:welcome: pintamino! Thanks for joining our challenge! :cool2:

back from DC! Had a blast but I'm ready to get my butt in gear.
We did loads of walking, doesn't look I lost any weight but I'll way in again tomorrow morning.
My heel hurts a lot though. I was going to buy the the shape ups but I was concerned I would fall so I didn't get them. I'm glad I didn't because the stairs in the Capitol and the Library of Congress were so worn I had a hard time staying on them in the first place.

I will be getting my shoes this week though.

I hope I can get my heel squared away and ready to go for the beginning of this challenge.

Glad to hear that you had a great time in DC! :goodvibes

Is LuvBaloo the weight keeper for this challenge too? I need to send my starting weight.

::yes:: Yes, please PM your starting weight to LuvBaloo on Friday, May 28th.

Wow...I'll I had to do was sign up for this challenge and I already lost two pounds! :lmao:

Amazing what NOT having french fries and a visiting Dairy Queen daily can do! Packed my lunch three out of five days and cooked dinner (or ate leftovers) five out of seven. Now I still had a few meals that I wouldn't actually consider 'healthy eating', but I'm getting into the swing of things.


Regarding french fries: I've decided, because I love them so, that I will have one serving a week from my favorite place and make it an event. I'll go there on the weekend, by myself, have an order and a diet coke and savor every one. :thumbsup2 They make them for me exactly the way I like, and pretty much no one elses fries can live up to them. No more mediocre fries!

I think that is a great plan, Jackie. This is supposed to be something that you can live with the rest of your life. :flower3:

You are inspiring me to throw away my hidden chocolate in the vegetable drawer..:lmao::lmao: just kidding I already did it.

:lmao:

Thank you!!! :hug: I actually held dd back, she could have had a quicker time, but she did keep me going. If she hadn't been there I think I would have quit. I love my girl!! DH did it with us too but he ran it (after he made sure dd and I wouldn't be offended).

Hooray for you doing the 5K today, jennz! :worship:

I'm a drop out from the Loser 9 challenge, but I'm going to sign up for this again. Hope to lose 20 pounds during the challenge.

Thanks to all of you who put the time and effort into running this challenge.

:welcome: NCRedding! Nice to see you here! :flower1:

pinkle, there are some instructions about how the challenge works in the first post of this thread that you might want to review. You can also check out the spring challenge thread that is still going while we wait for the final results.

We'll make the official move to this thread before Friday so stay tuned and stay healthy! :hippie:

happysmyly
05-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Thanks, Lisa, for already putting me in for this challenge! I just spent the last long while this afternoon catching up over here--can't believe it's already 8 pages long! Looks like this one will move quickly too :)

I'm excited to start on Friday--I decided to 'take off' Friday and today--and am up 2 lbs already... so I'd better stop this and get back on track... going to follow pjlla's shining example and put together a plan for the next week... and also look to Tigger's posts to remind me to exercise - and exercise and then exercise some more... once I have earned maintenance then I can back off--but til then there's lots of moving to be done :)

This looks like a great group so far :thumbsup2 I must say that I am rather excited to see so many from the events board--since at some point during this challenge I am hoping to be down enough weight to possibly begin the C25K--still way too big to do that to my knees or ankles (the 2 places on my legs that feel the most pain). So I know I'll be able to get some great advice from you all as I start that process that right now really scares me almost to death. But I heard a wise woman (Mary Ellen Edmunds) once say that you should do something every day that scares you half to death... so I'll be working up to tackle that one :cool1:

Have a great week as you prepare for what will be a magically disney-filled weight loss challenge. I look forward to getting to 'know' you this summer.

:) Liz

donac
05-23-2010, 04:29 AM
Hi everyone. I hope you are all enjoying your week off. I don't have that luxury. My challenge at school doesn't end until next Friday. I am not happy about it since I have to go to a retirement dinner the night before. I think I am going to be too nervous too eat. I have to give a speech since one of the retirees is a guy from my department. He has been here since the building opened in 1976 and I startedin 1977.

I guess I will go easy on myself on Sat since it is my birthday.

Have a nice SUunday everyone.

flipflopmom
05-23-2010, 06:22 AM
So I know I'll be able to get some great advice from you all as I start that process that right now really scares me almost to death. But I heard a wise woman (Mary Ellen Edmunds) once say that you should do something every day that scares you half to death... so I'll be working up to tackle that one :cool1:
:) Liz

Well, I've accomplished that goal. I got on the scale after a night of indulgence.:scared1: We won't talk about the results. We went to a cookout to celebrate one of my dear friend's husband's return from Iraq. I rarely drink, but somehow over the course of the night I consumed an entire bottle of wine and 2 cups of sangria. Count in the food and :sick:. I hope to get it off very quickly, I will NOT lose this clippie! I am determined to start this challenge with at least the same weight as I had Friday.

I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.

pjlla
05-23-2010, 09:12 AM
Well, I've accomplished that goal. I got on the scale after a night of indulgence.:scared1: We won't talk about the results. We went to a cookout to celebrate one of my dear friend's husband's return from Iraq. I rarely drink, but somehow over the course of the night I consumed an entire bottle of wine and 2 cups of sangria. Count in the food and :sick:. I hope to get it off very quickly, I will NOT lose this clippie! I am determined to start this challenge with at least the same weight as I had Friday.

I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.

That watch would be a GREAT keepsake.... both of your memories of your Dad and of your continued success on leading a healthier lifestyle! Nice idea..........P

lisah0711
05-23-2010, 09:37 AM
Thanks, Lisa, for already putting me in for this challenge! I just spent the last long while this afternoon catching up over here--can't believe it's already 8 pages long! Looks like this one will move quickly too :)

Thank you for volunteering to coach! :goodvibes

You will love the C25K when you are ready. When I started the C25K I was in the 240's and now am in the 220's so it can be done. My knees, hips and ankles hurt but I recover quickly now. I want to try to get some swimming in to help move things along. I know that my running will be so much easier when I have less weight to cart around.

Hi everyone. I hope you are all enjoying your week off. I don't have that luxury. My challenge at school doesn't end until next Friday. I am not happy about it since I have to go to a retirement dinner the night before. I think I am going to be too nervous too eat. I have to give a speech since one of the retirees is a guy from my department. He has been here since the building opened in 1976 and I startedin 1977.

I guess I will go easy on myself on Sat since it is my birthday.

Have a nice SUunday everyone.

Good luck with your speech, donac! :thumbsup2

I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.

:hug: That is a great way to remember your Daddy, Taryn.

Have a wonderful Sunday all!

tigger813
05-23-2010, 12:09 PM
I'm going to start regularly posting on this board now!

I have just set the date for my final goal weight! That date is August 6, one week before my 40th birthday! My final goal weight will be 145 with a bonus for 140! That gives me plenty of time.

Of course now I'm going to indulge in a hot fudge sundae to top off my weekend!

3 mile walk planned in the morning to get myself going again!

Happy Sunday!

Worfiedoodles
05-23-2010, 12:09 PM
I guess I'd better get over here and start posting! I don't want to miss out on the new thread!

Maria :upsidedow

my3princes
05-23-2010, 07:28 PM
Well, I've accomplished that goal. I got on the scale after a night of indulgence.:scared1: We won't talk about the results. We went to a cookout to celebrate one of my dear friend's husband's return from Iraq. I rarely drink, but somehow over the course of the night I consumed an entire bottle of wine and 2 cups of sangria. Count in the food and :sick:. I hope to get it off very quickly, I will NOT lose this clippie! I am determined to start this challenge with at least the same weight as I had Friday.

I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.

Wow, I was crying just reading this. No wonder you over induldged:goodvibes

tea pot
05-23-2010, 07:46 PM
Well, I've accomplished that goal. I got on the scale after a night of indulgence.:scared1: We won't talk about the results. We went to a cookout to celebrate one of my dear friend's husband's return from Iraq. I rarely drink, but somehow over the course of the night I consumed an entire bottle of wine and 2 cups of sangria. Count in the food and :sick:. I hope to get it off very quickly, I will NOT lose this clippie! I am determined to start this challenge with at least the same weight as I had Friday.

I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.

Go easy on yourself... He is proud of you :hug:

tigger813
05-24-2010, 05:52 AM
Got up at 5:15 and went on a 2 to 3 mile walk with my neighbor including a really large hill. I'm going to try and be good today. Will be home most of the day cleaning. I may try and do some additional exercise depending on how my cleaning goes. Busy afternoon with dancing and soccer evaluations for DD1. Going to be warm today and tomorrow! Got the acs in yesterday so we will be ready!

mikamah
05-24-2010, 06:20 AM
I guess I'd better get over here and start posting! I don't want to miss out on the new thread!

Maria :upsidedowI was thinking the exact same thing.


I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.:hug:I'm sure he is smiling down on you. Thanks! And thanks Taryn! We did it - didn't get swept!!! Woo hoo! I was slow but not as slow as I thought I would be, finished around 57 minutes. DD ran the last part and can hardly walk now. :( But we did it!Congrats to you and your dd. Glad she was able to do it with her injury. Is she doing ok with that?

Just sayin hi this morning. Hoping to carry over my weight from friday to this friday's starting weight. Or I should say lose my weekend gain by friday. ;)Have a great day.:)

denise5374
05-24-2010, 06:36 AM
Did I do the clip art thing right??

Just testing

jenanderson
05-24-2010, 06:43 AM
Found you all! :goodvibes I knew there was some posting going on here but did not realize we were all jumping in...feels good to have a fresh start coming up.

I ended BL9 with a gain and gained over the weekend. I know I tried to come up with a plan to deal with the stress of today's interview but obviously it did not work. I am going to try to not dwell on the weight gain but rather look at the positive...

I lost 35.5 pounds during BL9! When I think about that weight, it is huge. I am hoping that I will be able to reach goal during the summer challenge. My goal will be 14.5 pounds.

Have a happy Monday everyone!
Jen

jennz
05-24-2010, 06:44 AM
I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.

:hug: That is great. :hug:

Kathy - her Seven's seems to be better. She was super sore after the race, I probably should have made her stay home, but she iced it and we've been making her stay off it (with help from a little duct tape! :rotfl:) and trying to remember to remind her to stretch. I didn't even have to wrap it yesterday or today, so that's great. Tomorrow is the big test at cheer.;)

happysmyly - the great thing about the c25k is it's your own pace. I am super slow and when I was doing it I think I was "running" around 4 - 4.5 mph and walking around 3. I figured build up my muscles and speed will come later. Once I decided that was okay and went slow it was much easier for me! You can do it!:woohoo:

jenanderson
05-24-2010, 06:46 AM
I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.

Beautiful! This made me feel so happy for you and I think getting the Mickey watch is perfect!

tigger813
05-24-2010, 06:56 AM
OOOHHH! I'm so excited! They've finally released the December Park Hours so I can start planning my trip! This is going to be a great week!!!!!

mommyof2Pirates
05-24-2010, 08:25 AM
Hey everyone, this is my first challenge. I am so excited. I have been doing WW for 4 wks (as of last weigh in on 5/17) I am down 9.2lbs I have a goal of 60 total. I am running and today just completed 3.1 miles in 38 minutes. Not the best time but hey at least I am doing it right? My goal is to complete the disney princess 1/2 in 2011. I dont care how long it takes me just so I dont get swept. Currently my pace is a little over 12 min/mile so hopefully I can do it. I am so glad to have found these boards. You all are so inspirational and Im glad to have a support network to help me meet my goals.

Have a great day!

maiziezoe
05-24-2010, 09:11 AM
Found you all! :goodvibes I knew there was some posting going on here but did not realize we were all jumping in...feels good to have a fresh start coming up.

I ended BL9 with a gain and gained over the weekend. I know I tried to come up with a plan to deal with the stress of today's interview but obviously it did not work. I am going to try to not dwell on the weight gain but rather look at the positive...

I lost 35.5 pounds during BL9! When I think about that weight, it is huge. I am hoping that I will be able to reach goal during the summer challenge. My goal will be 14.5 pounds.

Have a happy Monday everyone!
Jen

WOO Wooo!! Congrats on the 35.5 loss!! :cool1: :cool1:

Scrappy_Tink
05-24-2010, 09:18 AM
Will you please add me to the losing team? :goodvibes My goal is to lose 25 pounds.

tigger813
05-24-2010, 09:20 AM
I'm on fire today! By 10 am I have walked 2-3 miles, cleaned the storage room, family room, laundry room and the hall closet! If I can get enough done I can start planning my itinerary for our upcoming trip sometime today. Starting on the living room, dining room and kitchen and will also do the bathroom closet. PMS is hitting full force maybe because I was so bad this weekend but at least I'm accomplishing things for a change. Gotta run out later to sign the girls up for the bus for next year as I forgot to do it this morning.

Time for my protein drink! Have an incredible day everyone!:woohoo:

jimmduck
05-24-2010, 10:05 AM
I would like to join this challenge too.

I already posted on the other thread details of why I ended up not completing the last one.

But I did my 5k yesterday and am ready to start again.

Linda

:tinker::donald:

MinnieMouseMom
05-24-2010, 10:29 AM
Hi Losers ;) & Maintainers!

I'd like to sign up for the loser team :cool1:

Thanks!

lisah0711
05-24-2010, 10:53 AM
Did I do the clip art thing right?? Just testing

You got it! :thumbsup2

Found you all! :goodvibes I knew there was some posting going on here but did not realize we were all jumping in...feels good to have a fresh start coming up.

I ended BL9 with a gain and gained over the weekend. I know I tried to come up with a plan to deal with the stress of today's interview but obviously it did not work. I am going to try to not dwell on the weight gain but rather look at the positive...

I lost 35.5 pounds during BL9! When I think about that weight, it is huge. I am hoping that I will be able to reach goal during the summer challenge. My goal will be 14.5 pounds.

Have a happy Monday everyone!
Jen

Wow a 35.5 loss during BL9 -- that is wonderful! :goodvibes

OOOHHH! I'm so excited! They've finally released the December Park Hours so I can start planning my trip! This is going to be a great week!!!!!

Oooo! Planning -- it's the most fun part of the trip and lasts the longest! :lmao:

Hey everyone, this is my first challenge. I am so excited. I have been doing WW for 4 wks (as of last weigh in on 5/17) I am down 9.2lbs I have a goal of 60 total. I am running and today just completed 3.1 miles in 38 minutes. Not the best time but hey at least I am doing it right? My goal is to complete the disney princess 1/2 in 2011. I dont care how long it takes me just so I dont get swept. Currently my pace is a little over 12 min/mile so hopefully I can do it. I am so glad to have found these boards. You all are so inspirational and Im glad to have a support network to help me meet my goals.

Have a great day!

Not getting swept is my biggest goal for the Princess 1/2 too! :goodvibes We can do it!

Will you please add me to the losing team? :goodvibes My goal is to lose 25 pounds.

:welcome: Scrappy Tink! Be sure and let LuvBaloo know your goal when you send in your starting weight on Friday.

I would like to join this challenge too.

I already posted on the other thread details of why I ended up not completing the last one.

But I did my 5k yesterday and am ready to start again.

Linda

:tinker::donald:

:welcome: jimmduck! Congratulations on completing your 5K this week-end! :yay:

Hi Losers ;) & Maintainers!

I'd like to sign up for the loser team :cool1:

Thanks!

:welcome: MinnieMouseMom! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower3:

A little heads up on what we will be doing this week with this challenge. I won't officially start the QOTD until Friday. I do this for two reasons. One, because we still have our results from our spring challenge to enjoy and I don't want to do anything to take away from that excitement. Two, because new folks may not check this thread again until Friday and I don't want anyone to feel the train has left the station. We all know that we are friendly bunch of folks but it can be intimidating to join a new group! ;)

But while we are waiting I will leave you a link to a quiz on www.sparkpeople.com called "The Portion Distortion Quiz" -- do you suffer from portion distortion or are you portion savvy? pirate: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes_start.asp?quizid=32

I would have said that I was portion savvy but when I took the quiz I missed 5 out of 11 -- my official score was I'm on my way to being portion savvy. This is a good reminder to me that I need to check and measure as well as make sure I am journalling to make sure I am really eating the correct amounts. No doubt it will pay off big time for my efforts this summer! :sunny:

MickeyMagic
05-24-2010, 12:09 PM
Please add me to the loser team. Sure hope I can live up to the name of LOSER! My goal is 16 pounds.

tigger813
05-24-2010, 12:24 PM
Please add me to the loser team. Sure hope I can live up to the name of LOSER! My goal is 16 pounds.

We all love being LOSERS! Welcome! 16 is definitely doable!

pjlla
05-24-2010, 12:44 PM
But while we are waiting I will leave you a link to a quiz on www.sparkpeople.com called "The Portion Distortion Quiz" -- do you suffer from portion distortion or are you portion savvy? pirate: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes_start.asp?quizid=32

I would have said that I was portion savvy but when I took the quiz I missed 5 out of 11 -- my official score was I'm on my way to being portion savvy. This is a good reminder to me that I need to check and measure as well as make sure I am journalling to make sure I am really eating the correct amounts. No doubt it will pay off big time for my efforts this summer! :sunny:

I got two wrongs.... Perfect Pro-portions. But it was tricky. You really need to read the choices carefully. One mistake I made was from not really reading the choices carefully enough. Thanks for the link!

I love everything that you folks post here from SP, but I never go over there on my own. I should take a look at it!

Hope everyone here is well and prepared for the new challenge! I had a bit of a fall off the wagon yesterday afternoon (argument with DH sparked a need for some comfort eating... fortunately it was just a half a bag of Baked Lay's... it could have been much worse!!). But I have run to catch the wagon and climbed back in!! I am back on track................P

BernardandMissBianca
05-24-2010, 01:04 PM
What's wrong with your heel????

Not really sure. About a year ago it started to hurt when I walk a lot (like Disney). I know I stand on my heels and I'm sure the extra weight is not helping. It feels like a spike is being driven up into my foot every time I step.

I also noticed about a month ago the insides of my feet had broken blood vessels. Not very pretty but they don't hurt. But they also don't go away. Again, could just be a weight issue.

I just got a Kohl's coupon in the mail 15% off and kohls cash for this weekend so I'm going to go buy my shape ups on Friday. I'm hoping the shape ups keep me off my heel.

sahbushka
05-24-2010, 01:05 PM
Hi everyone. I have had 2 WAY off plan days the past 2 days...but thanks to what I have learned from you all during the past year I am back on plan today. I need to make some new goals to work towards. I am working on running a 5k...I think I have even picked the one I will do (August 7 - Run for the Border)...but I need some other goals that are not lb specific as I already know what number I am working towards. Suggestions?

SarahMay

BernardandMissBianca
05-24-2010, 01:10 PM
I'm going to need help food wise before we go to WDW. Granted it will be hotter then Hades so I won't eat a ton but I want to go prepared with a list of good choices. Can someone point me in the right direction?

We are also staying at the Dolphin and I'm going to try to continue my C25K while there. I'll probably run the boardwalk, can you do that in the morning?

BernardandMissBianca
05-24-2010, 01:14 PM
Hi everyone. I have had 2 WAY off plan days the past 2 days...but thanks to what I have learned from you all during the past year I am back on plan today. I need to make some new goals to work towards. I am working on running a 5k...I think I have even picked the one I will do (August 7 - Run for the Border)...but I need some other goals that are not lb specific as I already know what number I am working towards. Suggestions?

SarahMay

clothing? One of my ultimate goals is to wear a sleeveless shirt again. I haven't done that since 2004, and I hated it then but WDW was just to darn hot for sleeves.
Is there anything you said you would do "If I were thinner" I have a lot of that kind of stuff on my list.

Connie96
05-24-2010, 02:06 PM
Hi. I've been on the DIS for a couple years, but all I ever really do is check out the trip reports when I need a fix. Today is my first day to ever look at this particular forum and I was excited to see this challenge just beginning.

So, how did I get here…?

Last year, I lost 25 pounds (still not quite to my actual goal) and then I promptly gained 15 of it back again over the past several months. Although weight loss achievement was not his true motivation, my DH just got a motorcycle last week and mentioned to me this weekend that it makes a pretty good reward for his losing 60 pounds over the past year or so. And, yes, he did a great job and I am so proud of him, but my response was a snarky comment about how if I had had such a nice reward, maybe I wouldn't have gained back so much so fast. So... he said that if I meet my goal weight we can get DVC. :faint: Oh my holy frickin’ cow! You got yourself a deal, mister!! :woohoo: You’ve never seen anyone jump on the wagon so fast! (Why couldn’t he have said that 15 pounds ago?!!:confused3)

I did change the rules, though. I mean, DVC is a BIG deal. We can’t afford it any time soon and it’s a certainly more expensive than his motorcycle. So… I will choose for myself an appropriate, yet extravagant, reward for reaching my goal weight (I'm guessing about 20 pounds to go, because I haven't been on a scale in a while), and DH and I have agreed that DVC will be the reward for maintaining for a full year – 52 consecutive weekly weigh-ins under a set limit.

If DVC is my long term reward, I figured the DIS would be a great place to stay motivated in the short term, so here I am!

So, now that you know my entire life story, please sign me up as a “loser”! :yay: I'm IN!

tigger813
05-24-2010, 02:50 PM
Part 1 of the planning is done. I took our big white board and wrote all the park hours on it and put a star next to the ones with AM EMH or PM EMH.

Hoping to get a few miles in tonight at the track if they will let DD1 join the soccer tryouts. Just had a Special K Protein iced tea. Going to have some chicken fingers for supper and more water tonight.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

happysmyly
05-24-2010, 03:06 PM
While we are waiting I will leave you a link to a quiz on www.sparkpeople.com called "The Portion Distortion Quiz" -- do you suffer from portion distortion or are you portion savvy? pirate: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes_start.asp?quizid=32

I would have said that I was portion savvy but when I took the quiz I missed 5 out of 11 -- my official score was I'm on my way to being portion savvy. This is a good reminder to me that I need to check and measure as well as make sure I am journalling to make sure I am really eating the correct amounts. No doubt it will pay off big time for my efforts this summer! :sunny:

Lisa - Thanks for the link--what a great quiz... I got 12 of the 16 right--and the ones I missed were because I had estimated on the low side for portion sizes--WAY different than a few months ago.

I returned to journalling this morning--cause I found that it really helps keep me on track and helps me to succeed--it's one of the things I can't do this without.

I got two wrongs.... Perfect Pro-portions. But it was tricky. You really need to read the choices carefully. One mistake I made was from not really reading the choices carefully enough. Thanks for the link!

I love everything that you folks post here from SP, but I never go over there on my own. I should take a look at it!

Hope everyone here is well and prepared for the new challenge! I had a bit of a fall off the wagon yesterday afternoon (argument with DH sparked a need for some comfort eating... fortunately it was just a half a bag of Baked Lay's... it could have been much worse!!). But I have run to catch the wagon and climbed back in!! I am back on track................P

Pam--you should check out sparkpeople--other than this board - it has helped me more than anything I've ever tried--great food tracker (that I use daily to keep on track) and good articles as well--on days when there's not a lot of catching up here - I go read an article or two. I also have started to use their recipe section to find fun recipes and get the 'stats' on some of my own creations as well.

As one who could easily eat a large bag of chips--I must say that I LOVE the Baked options that are out there now... I weigh them out now to have a 'correct' portion size--my favorite is the Baked Cheetos--and it's nice to know that this weekend, when I lost control for a couple of days - that I lost it with Baked Cheetos instead of the regular kind ;)

Hi everyone. I have had 2 WAY off plan days the past 2 days...but thanks to what I have learned from you all during the past year I am back on plan today. I need to make some new goals to work towards. I am working on running a 5k...I think I have even picked the one I will do (August 7 - Run for the Border)...but I need some other goals that are not lb specific as I already know what number I am working towards. Suggestions? SarahMay

You are not alone in the WAY OFF PLAN days... me too :scared1: But - like you - glad to be here and for the help of this wonderful group to help me get control again and make a plan and get back to business :thumbsup2

Goals with walking could be increased distance or decreased times--fun goals could be related to where you walk those miles/minutes.

So... he said that if I meet my goal weight we can get DVC. :faint: Oh my holy frickin’ cow! You got yourself a deal, mister!! :woohoo: You’ve never seen anyone jump on the wagon so fast! ... DH and I have agreed that DVC will be the reward for maintaining for a full year – 52 consecutive weekly weigh-ins under a set limit.

If DVC is my long term reward, I figured the DIS would be a great place to stay motivated in the short term, so here I am!

Welcome! What a fun reward to work towards :cool1:
Once you reach your goal--this is a great group to keep you going with the maintain--I have really enjoyed reading posts from those that have reached their goals--kind of a sneak peek for the rest of us of what lies ahead for when we reach our goals too.


Well- things here - still waiting to hear what's up with the job/move... so major stress here... this morning as I was training (I am a software trainer over the internet) I looked out my window - and what did I see... HORIZONTAL SNOW!!!!! It's all melted now - but my heck - what is up with that?!? Hope you're all having a great day!

:) Liz

BernardandMissBianca
05-24-2010, 06:00 PM
. So... he said that if I meet my goal weight we can get DVC. :faint: Oh my holy frickin’ cow! You got yourself a deal, mister!! :woohoo: You’ve never seen anyone jump on the wagon so fast! (Why couldn’t he have said that 15 pounds ago?!!:confused3)


Holy Kamoley guacamoley!!! That is one serious reward!!!!

I'd be all over that in a heart beat.

Hmmmm...... we are staying at DVC for the first time this June (borrowed points from a friend). If I like it, that might just become my motivation!!

flipflopmom
05-24-2010, 06:08 PM
Not really sure. About a year ago it started to hurt when I walk a lot (like Disney). I know I stand on my heels and I'm sure the extra weight is not helping. It feels like a spike is being driven up into my foot every time I step.


DH has plantar fasciatis, and this sounds exactly like what he experiences when it is acting up. It was really easy for a podiatrist to diagnose, supposedly there is one spot that clues him in, and when he pressed on it DH almost jumped off the table. You might want to check on that.

Part 1 of the planning is done. I took our big white board and wrote all the park hours on it and put a star next to the ones with AM EMH or PM EMH.


Are you in the avoid or go to EMH sanction?

Evening everyone! I am still ferociously trying to undo the damage I did Saturday. I am determined to start this challenge at least at the same weight I had Friday, and NOT LOSE MY CLIPPIE, yet. I feel sure it will say goodbye after WDW, unless I have some really, really good weeks in the next 4!!!

This has been on my mind for 2 days. I wonder if any of you exercise gurus can help. Jillian says over and over on the DVD I do with her that you "can't spot reduce fat". However, I often hear people talk about losing inches but not weight, and their clothes are smaller. Isn't this contradictive? I mean, I know the weight isn't changing because of fat to muscle conversion, but isn't that the same thing as spot reducing fat??????

BernardandMissBianca
05-24-2010, 06:13 PM
DH has plantar fasciatis, and this sounds exactly like what he experiences when it is acting up. It was really easy for a podiatrist to diagnose, supposedly there is one spot that clues him in, and when he pressed on it DH almost jumped off the table. You might want to check on that.



thanks, I will call and have it looked at.

It doesn't scream when I mash on it, it feels more like a stone bruise. But there is one spot that is more tender then the others, right smack dab in the of my heel.

ETA: just read up on it, yep I'm pretty sure that's what I have.

flipflopmom
05-24-2010, 06:22 PM
thanks, I will call and have it looked at.

It doesn't scream when I mash on it, it feels more like a stone bruise. But there is one spot that is more tender then the others, right smack dab in the of my heel.

ETA: just read up on it, yep I'm pretty sure that's what I have.

DH was in so much pain right before our trip, he couldn't walk. He had 2 cortisone shots, an ice pack, and some stretches, and he was great. It flared up a bit a month ago, but nothing like before. One stretch he does that helps is to put a towel under his arch, hold his foot out flexed, and then pull his toes towards him, pulling the towel. That, and icing really helps. I would definitely get it checked out soon, b/c I think he had to wait 2 weeks between shots, and I know you want to be good to go for your trip. Some people only need 1 shot.

Hockeychic
05-24-2010, 06:31 PM
thanks, I will call and have it looked at.

It doesn't scream when I mash on it, it feels more like a stone bruise. But there is one spot that is more tender then the others, right smack dab in the of my heel.

ETA: just read up on it, yep I'm pretty sure that's what I have.

Could also be a bone spur, dealt with that most of last year. Very painful.

tigger813
05-24-2010, 06:38 PM
Flipflopmom- We are actually EMH people! We have done mostly AM but plan on doing some PM ones this time. I've never been at AK in the evening and I want to stay at Epcot until 12:30am on the Friday we are there. I have to sit down and focus on the trip and what we want to do and when. We have about 10 days until we do our ADRs. We are also seriously considering getting the CS DDP for the trip. We are only planning on 3-4 sit down meals, mostly at lunch. Getting the refillable mugs free and having the cs and snacks available and already paid for is looking good to us.

Back from dancing and soccer evaluations. Got in about 2 1/2 miles on the track while I was there so got in about 5-6 miles today. Going to have a big glass of water and take a shower and rest the remainder of the night.

Busy day at work tomorrow: 1 hot stone, 2 foot massages and a deep tissue! 2 people so far for Wednesday too! I'll probably get take out from the place next door or bring a LC or WW meal. It will depend how I'm feeling in the morning and how much time I have. Probably take out and I'll have the LC or WW for supper so I get my bigger meal in at lunch time.

Enough babbling! Good night all though I may be back later!

flipflopmom
05-24-2010, 06:50 PM
Flipflopmom- We are actually EMH people! We have done mostly AM but plan on doing some PM ones this time. I've never been at AK in the evening and I want to stay at Epcot until 12:30am on the Friday we are there.

We are planning on hitting DHS, AK, and Epcot PM EMH this year for the first time. I am a little nervous, because of all the "avoid like the plague" talk, but I, too want to see AK at night, want to do the Playhouse Disney dance party before the girls are too old for it at DHS, and Epcot just sounds like fun.


Sorry for the OT everyone! I am 26 days from my trip, so I am in planning mode!

BernardandMissBianca
05-24-2010, 06:59 PM
DH was in so much pain right before our trip, he couldn't walk. He had 2 cortisone shots, an ice pack, and some stretches, and he was great. It flared up a bit a month ago, but nothing like before. One stretch he does that helps is to put a towel under his arch, hold his foot out flexed, and then pull his toes towards him, pulling the towel. That, and icing really helps. I would definitely get it checked out soon, b/c I think he had to wait 2 weeks between shots, and I know you want to be good to go for your trip. Some people only need 1 shot.

I don't think I'll need shots, it doesn't hurt enough to get a needle in my foot! LOL I saw DH do that when he had a cyst removed from the bottom of the foot. I've never seen someone jump so high in his life.
I did ice it after it started hurting the first time, which helped a lot. When I take motrin it helps too.
And I flex, but I'm one of those people who can't sit still so I flex, shake my leg, etc.
Could also be a bone spur, dealt with that most of last year. Very painful.
That was my other thought. I will call my Dr tomorrow, wait Wed. He's not there on Tuesdays.



Sorry for the OT everyone! I am 26 days from my trip, so I am in planning mode!

We are 32 days from our trip!! I'm crazy excited!! I've started gathering my disney bin with all my stuff in it. Gathering supplies at the store. etc..

sahbushka
05-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Losing inches doesn't mean spot reducing because you don't get to pick which spot the weight is coming off of.

SarahMay

lisah0711
05-25-2010, 07:23 AM
Please add me to the loser team. Sure hope I can live up to the name of LOSER! My goal is 16 pounds.

:welcome: MickeyMagic! Thank you for joining our challenge! :flower3:

We all love being LOSERS! Welcome! 16 is definitely doable!

:lmao: Isn't that the truth?

I love everything that you folks post here from SP, but I never go over there on my own. I should take a look at it!

Something that I think that you would enjoy, Pamela, is the fitness section. They have lots of exercise demos, sample routines, and reviews of fitness DVDs, pros and cons. :cool2:

Not really sure. About a year ago it started to hurt when I walk a lot (like Disney). I know I stand on my heels and I'm sure the extra weight is not helping. It feels like a spike is being driven up into my foot every time I step.

:hug: Buffy. Sorry about the foot trouble. I had a very bad case of PF for almost a year -- I walked through the pain through two Disney vacations. I don't care how much you weigh, you don't deserve to limp around in pain all day. Heel spurs (I myself have a "heel spoon" it is so big) cause PF. I did have to get a shot in the foot but it helped a lot. I also went to phycial therapy -- who wouldn't want some 20 something guy massaging their foot? And got orthotics for my shoes. It was expensive but walking without pain really is priceless. See what you can do before you go on your trip! :flower3:

Hi everyone. I have had 2 WAY off plan days the past 2 days...but thanks to what I have learned from you all during the past year I am back on plan today. I need to make some new goals to work towards. I am working on running a 5k...I think I have even picked the one I will do (August 7 - Run for the Border)...but I need some other goals that are not lb specific as I already know what number I am working towards. Suggestions?

SarahMay

It sounds to me like you are doing a great job on your health goals -- I'll keep my fingers crossed that we will see you at the Princess. What other goals do you have in your life? Maybe it is time to work on those a little bit. For example, thanks to one of donac's COW challenges I take piano lessons now. Dream big. There isn't anything that you can do! :goodvibes

Hi. I've been on the DIS for a couple years, but all I ever really do is check out the trip reports when I need a fix. Today is my first day to ever look at this particular forum and I was excited to see this challenge just beginning.

So, how did I get here…?

Last year, I lost 25 pounds (still not quite to my actual goal) and then I promptly gained 15 of it back again over the past several months. Although weight loss achievement was not his true motivation, my DH just got a motorcycle last week and mentioned to me this weekend that it makes a pretty good reward for his losing 60 pounds over the past year or so. And, yes, he did a great job and I am so proud of him, but my response was a snarky comment about how if I had had such a nice reward, maybe I wouldn't have gained back so much so fast. So... he said that if I meet my goal weight we can get DVC. :faint: Oh my holy frickin’ cow! You got yourself a deal, mister!! :woohoo: You’ve never seen anyone jump on the wagon so fast! (Why couldn’t he have said that 15 pounds ago?!!:confused3)

I did change the rules, though. I mean, DVC is a BIG deal. We can’t afford it any time soon and it’s a certainly more expensive than his motorcycle. So… I will choose for myself an appropriate, yet extravagant, reward for reaching my goal weight (I'm guessing about 20 pounds to go, because I haven't been on a scale in a while), and DH and I have agreed that DVC will be the reward for maintaining for a full year – 52 consecutive weekly weigh-ins under a set limit.

If DVC is my long term reward, I figured the DIS would be a great place to stay motivated in the short term, so here I am!

So, now that you know my entire life story, please sign me up as a “loser”! :yay: I'm IN!

:welcome: Connie96! DVC is a great reward. I believe they let new folks buy in for as little as 50 points now direct from Disney and there is always resale. The DVC boards have a wealth of info. Good luck! :thumbsup2

Are you in the avoid or go to EMH section?

Evening everyone! I am still ferociously trying to undo the damage I did Saturday. I am determined to start this challenge at least at the same weight I had Friday, and NOT LOSE MY CLIPPIE, yet. I feel sure it will say goodbye after WDW, unless I have some really, really good weeks in the next 4!!!

This has been on my mind for 2 days. I wonder if any of you exercise gurus can help. Jillian says over and over on the DVD I do with her that you "can't spot reduce fat". However, I often hear people talk about losing inches but not weight, and their clothes are smaller. Isn't this contradictive? I mean, I know the weight isn't changing because of fat to muscle conversion, but isn't that the same thing as spot reducing fat??????

I'm in the go to EMH section. Especially the morning ones because you can get so much done. We survived EMH during the week before Christmas so I think we can survive just about any crowded Disney can dish out -- I may change my tune after World of Color at DLR in a month! :scared:

I don't think that you can spot reduce fat per se. I think that you can lose weight overall -- you don't get to pick where it burns off first -- but you can work to increase certain muscles and they will tone those areas. I don't think that it is that you are burning the fat in those areas, it is more like you are building the muscle and they are showing through. This is an interesting article on sparkpeople that you might find interesting, Taryn. http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=quiz_how_much_do_you_really_know_abo ut_fat I really like the picture that shows what a replica of muscle weighing 5 pounds looks like vs a replica of 5 pounds of fat. There is a lot more of the fat to get to a weight of 5 pounds.

As you can see, I do like sparkpeople.com a lot. Who knows what kind of interesting sites I will find for us as I start my nutrition class this summer? ;)

Could also be a bone spur, dealt with that most of last year. Very painful.

They are the pits!

Keep an eye out on the spring challenge thread for the results to be released. It is fun for those of you who are new to our challenges to see what happens at the end! Also, for those of you who watch the show tonight is the live finale of the Biggest Loser.

pjlla
05-25-2010, 07:55 AM
Good morning all! I'm at work so not much time to chat. I am really looking forward to tonight's BL finale! I would be happy with any of them winning, but I am secretly rooting for Koli or Daris. I can't wait to be amazed by how great everyone will look!

I am limping from my stupid hamstring again today. I did a decent walk/run last night (2.3 miles up a steep, steep mountain road walking and then the same back down running) and while my HS was feeling sore and tight when I started, by about the end of the first half mile I was feeling better, so I kept going. I was pleased with my times (walked up the 2.3 in 34 minutes, ran down in 21 minutes) and I had a good stretch and even did 10 minutes in the hot tub afterwards, but I am paying for it today. PLus I stupidly am wearing heels today (rare for me), so I am compounding the problem.

Not sure what I will do tonight for exercise since my hamstring is so sore. Any suggestions?......................P

maiziezoe
05-25-2010, 08:38 AM
Good morning all! I'm at work so not much time to chat. I am really looking forward to tonight's BL finale! I would be happy with any of them winning, but I am secretly rooting for Koli or Daris. I can't wait to be amazed by how great everyone will look!

I am limping from my stupid hamstring again today. I did a decent walk/run last night (2.3 miles up a steep, steep mountain road walking and then the same back down running) and while my HS was feeling sore and tight when I started, by about the end of the first half mile I was feeling better, so I kept going. I was pleased with my times (walked up the 2.3 in 34 minutes, ran down in 21 minutes) and I had a good stretch and even did 10 minutes in the hot tub afterwards, but I am paying for it today. PLus I stupidly am wearing heels today (rare for me), so I am compounding the problem.

Not sure what I will do tonight for exercise since my hamstring is so sore. Any suggestions?......................P

I love Daris. The first week I picked him as my favorite. I also like Michael. I wonder if he and Ashley have something going on. They seemed very close in the last two episodes. Maybe there will be two love connections this season. :love:

corinnak
05-25-2010, 10:11 AM
This has been on my mind for 2 days. I wonder if any of you exercise gurus can help. Jillian says over and over on the DVD I do with her that you "can't spot reduce fat". However, I often hear people talk about losing inches but not weight, and their clothes are smaller. Isn't this contradictive? I mean, I know the weight isn't changing because of fat to muscle conversion, but isn't that the same thing as spot reducing fat??????

I know others have already said this, but just had to chime in again - when we burn fat, our bodies decide where to pull it from. If I could choose, I know I'd pick my abdominal fat to hit the road - my body seems to prefer to pull from other places. I've done lots of core-work and I have actually got a six-pack under there, but that layer of fat is just not moving. I have said it before, but my stomach is like a jawbreaker wrapped in a marshmallow! :laughing:


Good morning all! I'm at work so not much time to chat. I am really looking forward to tonight's BL finale! I would be happy with any of them winning, but I am secretly rooting for Koli or Daris. I can't wait to be amazed by how great everyone will look!

I am limping from my stupid hamstring again today. I did a decent walk/run last night (2.3 miles up a steep, steep mountain road walking and then the same back down running) and while my HS was feeling sore and tight when I started, by about the end of the first half mile I was feeling better, so I kept going. I was pleased with my times (walked up the 2.3 in 34 minutes, ran down in 21 minutes) and I had a good stretch and even did 10 minutes in the hot tub afterwards, but I am paying for it today. PLus I stupidly am wearing heels today (rare for me), so I am compounding the problem.

Not sure what I will do tonight for exercise since my hamstring is so sore. Any suggestions?......................P

I will be happy so long as SOMEBODY wins the season finale! :laughing: And as long as the red team does not get the at-home prize. Mean of me, I know, but that would just be depressing.

Take care of those hamstrings, Pamela - you might consider an ice bath - they are not as painful as they sound if you start with a few inches tepid water in your tub and then add the ice. Stay in for about 10 minutes to reduce swelling and pain. I had a massively problematic hamstring the week before my first ever 5K and this was one of the things that helped it heal in time for me to do the run. As for what exercise to do, I think you should rest and do some gentle stretching and massage tonight. You could try biking to see how it felt, but I really wouldn't want to make that injury worse.

lisah0711
05-25-2010, 04:05 PM
I have said it before, but my stomach is like a jawbreaker wrapped in a marshmallow! :laughing:

I will be happy so long as SOMEBODY wins the season finale! :laughing: And as long as the red team does not get the at-home prize. Mean of me, I know, but that would just be depressing.

Take care of those hamstrings, Lisa - you might consider an ice bath - they are not as painful as they sound if you start with a few inches tepid water in your tub and then add the ice. Stay in for about 10 minutes to reduce swelling and pain. I had a massively problematic hamstring the week before my first ever 5K and this was one of the things that helped it heal in time for me to do the run. As for what exercise to do, I think you should rest and do some gentle stretching and massage tonight. You could try biking to see how it felt, but I really wouldn't want to make that injury worse.

I still get a chuckle of the mental picture that you paint with this analogy, corinnak! :lmao: Someday we will see more of your jawbreaker and less of your marshmallow! :rotfl2:

I think you meant, Pamela, when you were talking about the hamstrings. ;)

pjlla, hope that it feels better soon. Maybe work on those abs and upper body today and give the legs a rest. :flower3:

MJonesMBA2001
05-25-2010, 04:21 PM
I fell off the turnip truck last challenge, but I WILL stay the course this time! I do have one week of (Disney) vacation in June, but I'll be ok. That may be a week of gain, but I'll exercise while there and goodness knows you get enough walking in the parks!

I am going to be on the LOSER'S team again, and thank you so much for this challenge!

LMO429
05-25-2010, 07:07 PM
Just stopping in to introduction myself for the Summer Challenge. My name is Lauren from NYC. This challenge is coming at the perfect time for me we have a disney vacation in October, I would like to lose 15 pounds by then.

Looking forward to making some new friends here! :goodvibes

Eeyores Butterfly
05-25-2010, 09:25 PM
I'm in. I ended up leaving the other challenge because of health problems. I lost 10 lbs in the other challenge, then a month long + stint with bronchitis that kept me out of the gym plus several rounds of steroids have made me gain back 3 lbs. I am finally off the steroids and can breathe again! I'm going to try to meet with my trainer again next week or the week after so I can have some time to get in shape. I'm looking forward to getting back on track after being sick for so long.

lisah0711
05-26-2010, 07:56 AM
I fell off the turnip truck last challenge, but I WILL stay the course this time! I do have one week of (Disney) vacation in June, but I'll be ok. That may be a week of gain, but I'll exercise while there and goodness knows you get enough walking in the parks!

I am going to be on the LOSER'S team again, and thank you so much for this challenge!

Lots of room in the wagon -- come on up! :cool1: A Disney trip in June sounds great!

Just stopping in to introduction myself for the Summer Challenge. My name is Lauren from NYC. This challenge is coming at the perfect time for me we have a disney vacation in October, I would like to lose 15 pounds by then.

Looking forward to making some new friends here! :goodvibes

:wave: Hi Lauren!

I'm in. I ended up leaving the other challenge because of health problems. I lost 10 lbs in the other challenge, then a month long + stint with bronchitis that kept me out of the gym plus several rounds of steroids have made me gain back 3 lbs. I am finally off the steroids and can breathe again! I'm going to try to meet with my trainer again next week or the week after so I can have some time to get in shape. I'm looking forward to getting back on track after being sick for so long.

:welcome: Eeyores Butterfly! Thanks for joining our challenge. :goodvibes

The results for our Spring Challenge are out. Our biggest loser is carmiedog, who lost 22.08% :cool2: Congratulations to carmiedog and all our top losers. For those of you who are new to the challenge, you may want to take a peek at the other challenge. It is fun to see how everyone's hard work paid off. BL participants lost over 1289 pounds and the group who stuck it out the whole challenge lost almost half of that! In a few short weeks we will be talking about our summer challenge and all our accomplishments! :goodvibes

I will leave you with a bonus QOTD while we wait for our challenge to officially start on Friday:

Did you watch Season 9 of the Biggest Loser and what did you think of the finale?

I haven't watched the whole show. I've seen highlights and a couple of clips so I know that Michael won. I am happy for him and he looks so different! I can't wait to see how Jillian's new show is this summer. I'm sure that I could use Jillian coming to my house but I would be terrified the whole time if she did! :rotfl2:

Have a great day all!

NancyIL
05-26-2010, 08:28 AM
Did you watch Season 9 of the Biggest Loser and what did you think of the finale?

I watched most of season 9, including last night's finale. The contestants all looked great, and I was especially pleased to see how wonderful Darrell looked. I'm glad Koli was the "at-home" winner, because I think he would've been the biggest loser, rather than Michael, had he been one of the 3 finalists.

pjlla
05-26-2010, 08:48 AM
I still get a chuckle of the mental picture that you paint with this analogy, corinnak! :lmao: Someday we will see more of your jawbreaker and less of your marshmallow! :rotfl2:

I think you meant, Pamela, when you were talking about the hamstrings. ;)

pjlla, hope that it feels better soon. Maybe work on those abs and upper body today and give the legs a rest. :flower3:


Yup... it was me with the hamstring. I actually took a day of rest yesterday, hoping it would help. I woke up with a very stiff/sore hamstring. I did a quick stretch after I was up for a few minutes and it feels better, but definitely still not "normal". I will stick with arms and abs tonight. I haven't had the nerve to try the ice bath yet, but it certainly has been hot enough! Maybe tonight??

My eating has been less than spectacular this week... I think it might be a bit of PMS coming into play. I'm afraid that that combined with the lack of cardio due to the hamstring will end up with a gain this week. We'll see. Not a great way to start the new challenge!!

On another note.... DSIL sent me some hand-me-downs a few months ago. I have ALWAYS thought of her as super slim and trim so I was excited when a few of the things actually fit. I put the rest in a bag for the Goodwill and put it in the basement and forgot about it. Well, I was cleaning out the basement yesterday and came across the bag and decided to try a few of the things again and they FIT!! The only things that didn't fit were because they were petites (DSIL is about 5' tall... I am 5'5"). I am wearing a great pair of Ann Taylor walking shorts today and they so comfortable! I also pulled out another pair of white capris to keep. The rest is back in the Goodwill bag! Hopefully the bags will make it to the store this weekend!

Does anyone here subscribe to the Weight Watchers E-tools? I am making a recipe tonight and I am interested to know just how "bad" it really is. I suppose I could figure out the points for all of the ingredients and then do the math... but I'd rather not!! :lmao: I'm mathematically challenged, as you may know. Maybe I'll ask for a year's subscription to E-tools for my birthday.


Did you watch Season 9 of the Biggest Loser and what did you think of the finale?


Watched every minulte of it. I felt bad for those twins, John and James. They are obviously struggling. They both lost over 100 pounds, which is TERRIFIC, but at their size they easily should have shed a lot more in that amount of time. But at least they are still at it.

Several of the BL at-home contestants had less than spectacular losses. But I suppose if they are still working at it, that is what counts.... like I've said about my own weight loss... slow and steady (although if there was $100,00 on the line, I'm sure I would have/could have lost a lot quicker!!;) )

I was so happy to see Eric Chopin looking much slimmer and happier. Just something about him that I like and I want to see him succeed.

Koli looked pretty upset/depressed most of the show. I think he was upset about being out of the running for the big prize. Glad he was able to win something though... and that prize is nothing to sneeze at! (BTW, who dresses that guy?? That outfit was terrible!)

I thought Ashley and Michael both looked FABULOUS!! I hope they can stick with it. No talk about any budding romance though.... but maybe they are trying to keep it on the DL.

Gotta run for a potty break before my next group of students arrives! (I'm subbing for a 2nd grade Special Ed. coordinator today.)...............P

tigger813
05-26-2010, 08:53 AM
QOTD:

I watched the whole show and was in tears when I saw some of the transformations! Koli really amazed me! He looked so different! I wanted Ashley to win but I was happy for Michael and Daris looked so happy and that made me smile! Great show last night. I set up to record Regis and Kelly since Michael was supposed to be on it as well as the DWTS finalists!

At work now waiting for my client. Brought a LC for lunch as I ate too much yesterday. Went on another walk with my neighbor this morning and we're going to try tomorrow or Friday to do it again. 2 clients today and then DD2 has dancing at 4. Probably doing WalMart/Target thing tomorrow. Have some stuff to stock up on.

Time to check the heat of the stone for the massage!

Have a great day!

pjlla
05-26-2010, 09:08 AM
So I brought my kids to Subway for dinner last night. Definitely not the norm for us, but it was hot and I was SURE that they wouldn't like what I had planned to cook (veggie stuffed crepes).... I decided to make my life easier and take them for a treat.

ANYHOW... as I am sitting there eating my 6" turkey on honey oat with no cheese, no condiments, loaded with veggies, I am "people watching" this other family come in and order. The mom caught my eye because she was so slim.... about a size 4... wearing tan short-shorts, low rise with a wide belt that accentuated her slimness and a sleeveless top. And her order....

footlong sub on Italian herb and cheese bread... BLT with EXTRA bacon and EXTRA mayonnaise and CHEESE!! :eek: For a drink she got COKE (real Coke, not diet). And yup, she ate the entire thing!!

I'm not saying I didn't enjoy my 6" turkey because I did. But really.... life just isn't fair!! :rotfl: ...............................P

P.S. I wouldn't be surprised if they went out for ice cream for dessert!

NancyIL
05-26-2010, 09:24 AM
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Watched every minulte of it. I felt bad for those twins, John and James. They are obviously struggling. They both lost over 100 pounds, which is TERRIFIC, but at their size they easily should have shed a lot more in that amount of time. But at least they are still at it.

I thought the same about James and John, especially since Michael weighed more than either of them. On the other hand, the biggest losers were the ones who stayed on the ranch the longest.

I expected Shay to have lost more than fifty-something pounds in the 5 months since last season's finale.

brinalyn530
05-26-2010, 09:32 AM
[/QUOTE]Watched every minulte of it. I felt bad for those twins, John and James. They are obviously struggling. They both lost over 100 pounds, which is TERRIFIC, but at their size they easily should have shed a lot more in that amount of time. But at least they are still at it.

Several of the BL at-home contestants had less than spectacular losses. But I suppose if they are still working at it, that is what counts.... like I've said about my own weight loss... slow and steady (although if there was $100,00 on the line, I'm sure I would have/could have lost a lot quicker!!;) )

I was so happy to see Eric Chopin looking much slimmer and happier. Just something about him that I like and I want to see him succeed.

Koli looked pretty upset/depressed most of the show. I think he was upset about being out of the running for the big prize. Glad he was able to win something though... and that prize is nothing to sneeze at! (BTW, who dresses that guy?? That outfit was terrible!)

I thought Ashley and Michael both looked FABULOUS!! I hope they can stick with it. No talk about any budding romance though.... but maybe they are trying to keep it on the DL. [/QUOTE]

(sorry I didn't quote right - I'll figure it out soon, hopefully!)

I completely agree about the twins and some of the other "at home" contestants - especially Andrea. I was kind of disappointed in her results, particularly because she reminded me a lot of me when she was at the ranch. Oh well, I hope she keeps losing on her own. Her dad looked great though.

Koli was pretty stylin' :cool2::rolleyes: - but I thought Sam's outfit was worse - his belt was clear up to his chest! Those guns are something to be proud of, but was the sleeve cuffing really necessary? And Michael's belt buckle was the first thing I saw when he busted through - yikes! OK, let me stop... ;)

I did feel bad for Koli because he seemed really disappointed, but $100,000 is still awesome dude! I kept telling my son that Koli looked like he was going to throw up the whole time he was waiting to be weighed - we kept waiting for him to turn around and hurl off the back of the podium - it was pretty funny.

The final three all looked great - and it was really cute how Daris couldn't quit smiling the whole time. It was sorta anti-climatic at the end though - it was like MichaelwinsconfettiOKbye. I really don't think Michael and Ashley are an item - I could be wrong of course - but I'm thinking that Ashley isn't really his type if you know what I mean (they remind me of Will and Grace if that helps clarify). It does seem to me that Daris has a (not reciprocated) crush on Ashley though.

I didn't mean to be so long, none of my friends watch this show so I only have my 9 yo DS to talk about it with normally - how nice to have new friends to talk about the next season with :thumbsup2!

Bree

Connie96
05-26-2010, 09:33 AM
The mom caught my eye because she was so slim.... about a size 4... And her order.... footlong sub on Italian herb and cheese bread... BLT with EXTRA bacon and EXTRA mayonnaise and CHEESE!! :eek: For a drink she got COKE (real Coke, not diet). And yup, she ate the entire thing!!
I'm not saying I didn't enjoy my 6" turkey because I did. But really.... life just isn't fair!! :rotfl:

I notice these things too and, you're right... "Unfair" is the only word for it. ;) And the funny thing is, she probably didn't even enjoy it as much as I would have! :laughing:

brinalyn530
05-26-2010, 09:46 AM
I thought the same about James and John, especially since Michael weighed more than either of them. On the other hand, the biggest losers were the ones who stayed on the ranch the longest.

I expected Shay to have lost more than fifty-something pounds in the 5 months since last season's finale.

My reaction to John and James - "Wow they're still so big!" I know they had a lot of physical problems - at least one of them did - but I expected more too I guess.

I was surprised at Shay's loss too at first, but then I realized, she wasn't on the ranch at all. I don't know if BL supports the contestants or Shay financially while they are participating, but if not, I'm sure she had to work, plus she has two small (step?) children in the house to care for. I know I couldn't have lost 52 pounds in five months while working and taking care of my kid - heck it took me six months to lose 30 pounds last year - so that really put it into perspective for me. 52 pounds in 5 months is still a great accomplishment! I wish Subway would sponsor my weight loss effort ;)!

Bree

Connie96
05-26-2010, 09:48 AM
I kept telling my son that Koli looked like he was going to throw up the whole time he was waiting to be weighed - we kept waiting for him to turn around and hurl off the back of the podium - it was pretty funny.

I find it amusing to see how different the contestants seem "live" than when recorded on the show. Like they're all animated and confident talking to the camera during the season, but they're stiff and kinda crazy in the eyes during the live finale. I remember last season's finale, Tara looked like a deer in the headlights. Or maybe she was stoned? :rotfl: Of course, if I was in front of a "live studio audience" I'd look nuts too. On the other hand, I'd freeze up in front of a video camera regardless of the audience. God bless 'em for getting out there to begin with. :thumbsup2

I really don't think Michael and Ashley are an item - I could be wrong of course - but I'm thinking that Ashley isn't really his type if you know what I mean (they remind me of Will and Grace if that helps clarify).

That's so funny! I didn't really think of that, but my husband (who didn't watch the season, but I wouldn't let him change the channel until the show was over last night!) voiced the same opinion of Michael and then I was like... Ya know, you may be on to something there... :rolleyes:

brinalyn530
05-26-2010, 10:06 AM
I find it amusing to see how different the contestants seem "live" than when recorded on the show. Like they're all animated and confident talking to the camera during the season, but they're stiff and kinda crazy in the eyes during the live finale. I remember last season's finale, Tara looked like a deer in the headlights. Or maybe she was stoned? :rotfl: Of course, if I was in front of a "live studio audience" I'd look nuts too. On the other hand, I'd freeze up in front of a video camera regardless of the audience. God bless 'em for getting out there to begin with. :thumbsup2



That's so funny! I didn't really think of that, but my husband (who didn't watch the season, but I wouldn't let him change the channel until the show was over last night!) voiced the same opinion of Michael and then I was like... Ya know, you may be on to something there... :rolleyes:

Yeah, the whole "live audience" thing has got to be nerve wracking for the contestants - I'd be on the verge of throwing up myself I'm sure! Even Alison gets a little "stuttery" during the finale and you never see that during the season. But it is entertaining for the at home audience :)!

The clincher for me was the belt buckle! Really the whole outfit, but mostly the buckle - I couldn't take my eyes off the dang thing the whole time it was on camera! I've had the feeling that was the case for a while now, but the finale pushed me over the fence. It makes absolutely no difference to me either way of course - but it's interesting how different isolated/edited bits of film can leave such different impressions on people.

Bree

Nicole786
05-26-2010, 10:09 AM
I joined in late for the May Challenge, and my Disney trip starts on August 20th so I won't be around to finish it off, but I can't wait to join this challenge from the start!!

maiziezoe
05-26-2010, 10:24 AM
On another note.... DSIL sent me some hand-me-downs a few months ago. I have ALWAYS thought of her as super slim and trim so I was excited when a few of the things actually fit. I put the rest in a bag for the Goodwill and put it in the basement and forgot about it. Well, I was cleaning out the basement yesterday and came across the bag and decided to try a few of the things again and they FIT!! The only things that didn't fit were because they were petites (DSIL is about 5' tall... I am 5'5"). I am wearing a great pair of Ann Taylor walking shorts today and they so comfortable! I also pulled out another pair of white capris to keep. The rest is back in the Goodwill bag! Hopefully the bags will make it to the store this weekend!

Does anyone here subscribe to the Weight Watchers E-tools? I am making a recipe tonight and I am interested to know just how "bad" it really is. I suppose I could figure out the points for all of the ingredients and then do the math... but I'd rather not!! :lmao: I'm mathematically challenged, as you may know. Maybe I'll ask for a year's subscription to E-tools for my birthday.


Watched every minulte of it. I felt bad for those twins, John and James. They are obviously struggling. They both lost over 100 pounds, which is TERRIFIC, but at their size they easily should have shed a lot more in that amount of time. But at least they are still at it.

Several of the BL at-home contestants had less than spectacular losses. But I suppose if they are still working at it, that is what counts.... like I've said about my own weight loss... slow and steady (although if there was $100,00 on the line, I'm sure I would have/could have lost a lot quicker!!;) )

I was so happy to see Eric Chopin looking much slimmer and happier. Just something about him that I like and I want to see him succeed.

Koli looked pretty upset/depressed most of the show. I think he was upset about being out of the running for the big prize. Glad he was able to win something though... and that prize is nothing to sneeze at! (BTW, who dresses that guy?? That outfit was terrible!)

I thought Ashley and Michael both looked FABULOUS!! I hope they can stick with it. No talk about any budding romance though.... but maybe they are trying to keep it on the DL.

Gotta run for a potty break before my next group of students arrives! (I'm subbing for a 2nd grade Special Ed. coordinator today.)...............P

Wooo Hooo! Fitting into smaller sizes is always awesome! Especially when they are free! :)

I belong to ww online. I can do the recipe builder thingy if you want.

Koli's outfit was crazy. I was one of the peeps that voted to keep Daris in the top three. He's smile made me smile. Such a cutie.

I was thrilled that Michael won! He looked really great.

I thought the same about James and John, especially since Michael weighed more than either of them. On the other hand, the biggest losers were the ones who stayed on the ranch the longest.

I expected Shay to have lost more than fifty-something pounds in the 5 months since last season's finale.

I was surprised at how little James and John lost too... especially for how big they were. I was a little surprised at Migdalea (sp) and Drea. Mig looked bigger at the finale than she did when she left the ranch.

I thought Michaels mom looked great. She lost about 20 years. She looked more like his sister than his mom.

pjlla
05-26-2010, 10:28 AM
I thought the same about James and John, especially since Michael weighed more than either of them. On the other hand, the biggest losers were the ones who stayed on the ranch the longest.

I expected Shay to have lost more than fifty-something pounds in the 5 months since last season's finale.

My reaction to John and James - "Wow they're still so big!" I know they had a lot of physical problems - at least one of them did - but I expected more too I guess.

I was surprised at Shay's loss too at first, but then I realized, she wasn't on the ranch at all. I don't know if BL supports the contestants or Shay financially while they are participating, but if not, I'm sure she had to work, plus she has two small (step?) children in the house to care for. I know I couldn't have lost 52 pounds in five months while working and taking care of my kid - heck it took me six months to lose 30 pounds last year - so that really put it into perspective for me. 52 pounds in 5 months is still a great accomplishment! I wish Subway would sponsor my weight loss effort ;)!

Bree


Not to take anything away from Shay's weight loss (or yours), but I agree that 52 pounds in 5 months is good, but not spectacular. Especially when you are as large as Shay was to start. PLUS she got a good head start learning the whole exercise/eating right thing when she WAS on the ranch. When I re-started this whole journey 29 months ago, I was at 200 pounds. I lost almost 40 between January 2 and April 14.... that is more than 10 pounds per month. I also have two kids and a job and a big house and lots of activities to keep up with.... so no excuse there for Shay.

I can ASSURE you if someone was offering me $1000 per pound I would definitely have lost more than 52 pounds in 5 months!! Glad Subway gave her some incentive to keep going........................P

maiziezoe
05-26-2010, 10:34 AM
I completely agree about the twins and some of the other "at home" contestants - especially Andrea. I was kind of disappointed in her results, particularly because she reminded me a lot of me when she was at the ranch. Oh well, I hope she keeps losing on her own. Her dad looked great though.

Koli was pretty stylin' :cool2::rolleyes: - but I thought Sam's outfit was worse - his belt was clear up to his chest! Those guns are something to be proud of, but was the sleeve cuffing really necessary? And Michael's belt buckle was the first thing I saw when he busted through - yikes! OK, let me stop... ;)

I did feel bad for Koli because he seemed really disappointed, but $100,000 is still awesome dude! I kept telling my son that Koli looked like he was going to throw up the whole time he was waiting to be weighed - we kept waiting for him to turn around and hurl off the back of the podium - it was pretty funny.

The final three all looked great - and it was really cute how Daris couldn't quit smiling the whole time. It was sorta anti-climatic at the end though - it was like MichaelwinsconfettiOKbye. I really don't think Michael and Ashley are an item - I could be wrong of course - but I'm thinking that Ashley isn't really his type if you know what I mean (they remind me of Will and Grace if that helps clarify). It does seem to me that Daris has a (not reciprocated) crush on Ashley though.

I didn't mean to be so long, none of my friends watch this show so I only have my 9 yo DS to talk about it with normally - how nice to have new friends to talk about the next season with :thumbsup2!

Bree[/QUOTE]

Oh my gosh... Sam.. the rolled up sleeves... too funny!! I remember doing that to my pants in high school.

I thought the ending was odd too. I wanted to see his reaction a little more. Perhaps if his family would not have bum-rushed the stage. :laughing:

Rumor around here (the Chicago area) is that Ashley came to visit Michael during the off time. Perhaps there was a shoe sale at Nordies. :)

mommyof2Pirates
05-26-2010, 12:14 PM
I did not watch much of the show this season but hearing all of your discussions made me check out the website. I saw the before and after pics. Wow amazing at how much some of them lost and how different they look. I am suprised at john and james too. If the only thing I had to focus on was exersize and eating... I would have thought to see a bigger difference in them. Its amazing how all the extra weight makes you look older. I think the biggest change as far as looks go is Daris. wow what a difference.

LMO429
05-26-2010, 12:47 PM
If Koli was not eliminated to be in the final 3. Would he have won the 250,000 prize? I could not see his percentage of weight loss. I know Michaels was 50.19%

brinalyn530
05-26-2010, 01:22 PM
I did not watch much of the show this season but hearing all of your discussions made me check out the website. I saw the before and after pics. Wow amazing at how much some of them lost and how different they look. I am suprised at john and james too. If the only thing I had to focus on was exersize and eating... I would have thought to see a bigger difference in them. Its amazing how all the extra weight makes you look older. I think the biggest change as far as looks go is Daris. wow what a difference.

It's funny you say that about looking older - I thought some of them looked older after they had lost weight. Daris' face looked like a twelve year old's before, but he looks like a man now. And Shay had those deep laugh lines that she didn't have even at the last finale five months ago. On the other hand, Koli looks so much younger now than before. It's weird...

Bree

NancyIL
05-26-2010, 01:52 PM
If Koli was not eliminated to be in the final 3. Would he have won the 250,000 prize? I could not see his percentage of weight loss. I know Michaels was 50.19%

According to Jillian's recap on her web site (http://www.jillianmichaels.com/fitness-and-diet-tips/Biggest-Loser-Season-9-Episode-19), Koli lost 53.35% of his weight. Therefore, he would've won $250,000 had he been the 3rd finalist.

I thought Maria (Michael's mom) looked much younger, too.

mommyof2Pirates
05-26-2010, 02:56 PM
It's funny you say that about looking older - I thought some of them looked older after they had lost weight. Daris' face looked like a twelve year old's before, but he looks like a man now. And Shay had those deep laugh lines that she didn't have even at the last finale five months ago. On the other hand, Koli looks so much younger now than before. It's weird...

Bree

Yes I do agree with daris and some of the others too. I guess I just was amazed at some of the older women, now they look so much younger and even koli and sam too.

cativa
05-26-2010, 04:17 PM
Late to the party....is it too late to join for summer?

I joined the boards years ago, but have been a bit of a lurker until now :)

We're headed to Disneyland this August (our first time at GCH!) and a few pounds off will really help me keep up with my stepdaughter!

BernardandMissBianca
05-26-2010, 05:31 PM
DH has plantar fasciatis, and this sounds exactly like what he experiences when it is acting up. It was really easy for a podiatrist to diagnose, supposedly there is one spot that clues him in, and when he pressed on it DH almost jumped off the table. You might want to check on that.



Talked to mom today, apparently she had PF. I remember the boot but couldn't remember what it was for. She opted for the boot instead of the injections.

I'm going to start doing the exercises her Dr gave her. I need to call my dr again tomorrow, no appt available for the rest of the week.

Do you think I should hold off on doing C25K? DS13 has decided we are doing the Everest Challenge in 2011 if it's still available. So I have to get into some kind of shape, and I'll now have a year to do it.

tigger813
05-26-2010, 05:54 PM
Catching up on what I couldn't watch last night when I was watching BL!

Had our turkey chop suey that also had low fat cheese on top and lite Ragu.

Didn't get in any other exercise today except giving two massages. It's been hotter than Hades here today! Took kids to DD1s best friend's house after school to swim. I didn't have time to swim but I did stand in the water which felt great.

Tomorrow I'm planning on getting in some extra workouts during the day. Not sure yet if I'm walking in the morning but I will be doing some WATP and/or elliptical tomorrow.

Need to head to WalMart and Target tomorrow to get some supplies. Luckily it will not be as hot. Will get hot again on Monday. Hoping to go see Shrek sometime this weekend. We have a b'day party to go to and we're meeting some Dis folks for a bbq on Sunday.

DH is sad he didn't win us a podcast cruise but we still have our trip if only we could get our waitlist for BWV or BCV!

Good night all!

LuvBaloo
05-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Late to the party....is it too late to join for summer?

I joined the boards years ago, but have been a bit of a lurker until now :)

We're headed to Disneyland this August (our first time at GCH!) and a few pounds off will really help me keep up with my stepdaughter!

Its NEVER too late to join a BL Challenge!
:welcome:

pinkle
05-26-2010, 06:29 PM
:yay: I need to get going....i had recently lost 3 of my 10 lbs..i've been cutting back and running 4-5km 5 days a week. I've been really impressing myself UNTIL I got on the scale today my 3lbs found me! I don't get it! UGH! :mad:

Graciesmom77
05-26-2010, 07:49 PM
I wanted Ahley to win, the whole girl power thing, but was happy for all of them. I was AMAZED at Micheal. Its hard to believe it was the same man! I voted for Darius instead of Koli too.

I have been sick with some stomach bug all week. I have never had the flu this long, but I can't seem to shake it. DD2's birthday and my cousins wedding all this weekend, and nothing is ready. The house is a MESS! You would think with my sis living here (for free) for the last 8 months, knowing how sick I have been and all I have to do, that she would help, but nope. She makes more messes than the kids! So frustrating. :confused3

Sorry about the complaining. Its been a crap week and I am in a crap mood. I have to say though, coming on here and reading all the posts certainly does help me. I hope you all know how much you help me! :flower3:

LMO429
05-26-2010, 08:14 PM
According to Jillian's recap on her web site (http://www.jillianmichaels.com/fitness-and-diet-tips/Biggest-Loser-Season-9-Episode-19), Koli lost 53.35% of his weight. Therefore, he would've won $250,000 had he been the 3rd finalist.

I thought Maria (Michael's mom) looked much younger, too.

it seemed Koli lost a higher percentage of wt loss but I was not entirely sure. Thanks for the link

Personally Koli's attitude was annoying to me I'm glad he was not in the final 3. I also have a feeling he is going to gain his weight back. He had that same attitude that all previous winners had who gained the weight back. I think he had his eye to much on the big prize and not really about why he gained all the wt. in the first place.

flipflopmom
05-26-2010, 08:26 PM
I'm going to start doing the exercises her Dr gave her. I need to call my dr again tomorrow, no appt available for the rest of the week.

Do you think I should hold off on doing C25K? DS13 has decided we are doing the Everest Challenge in 2011 if it's still available. So I have to get into some kind of shape, and I'll now have a year to do it.

I would wait for confirmation from the dr, if possible. Walking definitely made DH's worse until he started doing what the dr. ordered. Good luck at getting an appt. quickly!

Didn't get in any other exercise today except giving two massages. It's been hotter than Hades here today!

Wow, Tigger didn't exercise???? Can't believe it! :hug: Actually makes me feel better, so don't take that wrong!

Sorry about the complaining. Its been a crap week and I am in a crap mood. I have to say though, coming on here and reading all the posts certainly does help me. I hope you all know how much you help me! :flower3:

I hope you feel better soon, hon! I know when I feel bad, messes even look worse, and everything gets to me. Here's a :hug: for you!

I am so glad that we are getting back into gear. I have totally missed all the posts, comraderie, and encouragement this week. I didn't get to run today like I should have, DH's parents are at the beach, so I am taking DD to my Mom every morning, which takes an hour off my morning workout time. I just couldn't jump into those running shoes at 4:45 this morning without coffee, and after I had some, I only had 20 minutes before DH had to leave, so no run. I did some of the 30 day shred. I can't stop eating the last few days either. I am sure it's TOM, but I just can't get full??????

I guess I'll just try to do a video in the am, and run Friday and Saturday to make up for it.

Only 7 more days left of school, and they are JAM PACKED. I guess the extra stress there isn't helping my moods!

Night everyone, thanks for reading my book, I guess I just missed you all!!!!
:grouphug:
Taryn

tigger813
05-26-2010, 08:37 PM
Actually I did walk 2-3 miles this morning!

Tinker'n'Fun
05-26-2010, 11:38 PM
I am going to first post and say that I will be joining in. At little late, but still just in time. I haven't read the thread yet, but I will go back tomorrow during the day and get a feel for what is required.

Here's a little information about me. My scale died and I need to get a new one this weekend. If I had to guess I am approximately 30#'s overweight. I can confirm this after I get the scale.

I am also disabled with a myriad of health problems. The one that will hinder me the most is a severe neck injury. Just got the release to start walking again. So the treadmill has been dusted off and is ready to go.

Okay, now I am off to actually read the thread and post a proper requirement as needed.

Last but not least, sorry but I can't put the contest thingy in my signature. I find that things like that are too much pressure on me. Oh, by the way, my name is Diane.

tigger813
05-27-2010, 06:00 AM
Good morning!

I'm up despite being up for about an hour overnight. We had a really nasty thunderstorm with really vivid lightning, downpours and LOUD thunder! DD1 was up with me. She got reading done at least. Not getting any exercise in this morning but will do some later when I get back from doing my errands. No clients scheduled. DD1 has a choral concert tonight s we have to go out at about 6:30 for that. She has a duet with one of her friends.

Making DD1s lunch now. I'd so go back to sleep if I could. I may have to take a nap this afternoon.

Only around 70 today which will feel wonderful after the broiler we've been in the last 2 days!

mommyof2Pirates
05-27-2010, 07:21 AM
Good morning everyone! I didnt get my run in last night, I couldnt bring myself to do it in the 90+ degree weather out there. I would have done it after the sun went down but my dh had a late softball game. So my plan was to get up at 5am today and run. Well 3 alarm resets later and that plan was shot. I just couldnt get out of bed. :guilty: Well tonight I have to work the snack stand at DS baseball game. I plan on being there until 8 so maybe with some luck I will get out early to run. The other obstacle is the forecast calls for thunderstorms tonight. Hopefully I can fit it in somehow today. I have a 5K race on saturday morning so I dont want to run tomorrow. This is the first time in a month that I would be skipping a run. Right now I have been running 3x/week.

I cant wait for the challenge to start, I am loving getting to know all of you!

lisah0711
05-27-2010, 07:26 AM
Good morning all! :goodvibes

Thank you all so much for being a part of our Summer 2010 Biggest Loser Challenge! We will have a great time, learn alot about ourselves, and hopefully lose a lot of weight -- last time we lost over 1289 pounds!

I did not watch much of the show this season but hearing all of your discussions made me check out the website. I saw the before and after pics. Wow amazing at how much some of them lost and how different they look. I am suprised at john and james too. If the only thing I had to focus on was exersize and eating... I would have thought to see a bigger difference in them. Its amazing how all the extra weight makes you look older. I think the biggest change as far as looks go is Daris. wow what a difference.

I never watched the show until this year. It is a bit addicting once you get into it. I think you can watch episodes online -- then you can fast forward through the barfing while working out and the long, long weigh ins. ;) That is one of the nice things about our challenges, you don't have to watch to participate. :)

According to Jillian's recap on her web site (http://www.jillianmichaels.com/fitness-and-diet-tips/Biggest-Loser-Season-9-Episode-19), Koli lost 53.35% of his weight. Therefore, he would've won $250,000 had he been the 3rd finalist.

I thought Maria (Michael's mom) looked much younger, too.

I think that might have been why he was acting so weird -- I can totally understand the disappointment and you are stuck on national live tv. :scared:

I thought that Maria looked beautiful!

Late to the party....is it too late to join for summer?

I joined the boards years ago, but have been a bit of a lurker until now :)

We're headed to Disneyland this August (our first time at GCH!) and a few pounds off will really help me keep up with my stepdaughter!

:welcome: It's Never to late to join a BL challenge! :flower3:

Talked to mom today, apparently she had PF. I remember the boot but couldn't remember what it was for. She opted for the boot instead of the injections.

I'm going to start doing the exercises her Dr gave her. I need to call my dr again tomorrow, no appt available for the rest of the week.

Do you think I should hold off on doing C25K? DS13 has decided we are doing the Everest Challenge in 2011 if it's still available. So I have to get into some kind of shape, and I'll now have a year to do it.

Buffy, I would hold off on the C25K -- you'll have plenty of time to get started and train when you get back from WDW. Isn't this a do over trip because you were all sick last time? Having a PF flareup at Disney is the pits. I survived with alternating Aleve and Advil every four hours all day long. Can you see a podiatrist without a referral? I'm sending good thoughts your way. :flower3:

I wanted Ahley to win, the whole girl power thing, but was happy for all of them. I was AMAZED at Micheal. Its hard to believe it was the same man! I voted for Darius instead of Koli too.

I have been sick with some stomach bug all week. I have never had the flu this long, but I can't seem to shake it. DD2's birthday and my cousins wedding all this weekend, and nothing is ready. The house is a MESS! You would think with my sis living here (for free) for the last 8 months, knowing how sick I have been and all I have to do, that she would help, but nope. She makes more messes than the kids! So frustrating. :confused3

Sorry about the complaining. Its been a crap week and I am in a crap mood. I have to say though, coming on here and reading all the posts certainly does help me. I hope you all know how much you help me! :flower3:

:hug: Hope that you are feeling better soon. That stomach bug is the pits.

I am going to first post and say that I will be joining in. At little late, but still just in time. I haven't read the thread yet, but I will go back tomorrow during the day and get a feel for what is required.

Here's a little information about me. My scale died and I need to get a new one this weekend. If I had to guess I am approximately 30#'s overweight. I can confirm this after I get the scale.

I am also disabled with a myriad of health problems. The one that will hinder me the most is a severe neck injury. Just got the release to start walking again. So the treadmill has been dusted off and is ready to go.

Okay, now I am off to actually read the thread and post a proper requirement as needed.

Last but not least, sorry but I can't put the contest thingy in my signature. I find that things like that are too much pressure on me. Oh, by the way, my name is Diane.

:welcome: Diane! It's never too late to join a BL challenge. :flower:

You should also send our weightkeeper, LuvBaloo, a PM and let her know that you will be sending in your starting weight a little late. It's no problem at all, you just need to let her know.

Well, hopefully not too many of you read the earlier version of this post where I thought I was saying farewell to the BL9 challenge!

jennz
05-27-2010, 07:33 AM
Not to take anything away from Shay's weight loss (or yours), but I agree that 52 pounds in 5 months is good, but not spectacular. Especially when you are as large as Shay was to start. PLUS she got a good head start learning the whole exercise/eating right thing when she WAS on the ranch. When I re-started this whole journey 29 months ago, I was at 200 pounds. I lost almost 40 between January 2 and April 14.... that is more than 10 pounds per month. I also have two kids and a job and a big house and lots of activities to keep up with.... so no excuse there for Shay.

I can ASSURE you if someone was offering me $1000 per pound I would definitely have lost more than 52 pounds in 5 months!! Glad Subway gave her some incentive to keep going........................P

Me too!! Heck dh and dd would be pulling me along as well! Maybe we are just more money motivated than Shay. :goodvibes She weighed and I was saying "There's $48,000 she left on the table" and then when Subway offered to double it - $96,000!!!! Of course I would also have wanted my first 1/2 that night.:thumbsup2

Talked to mom today, apparently she had PF. I remember the boot but couldn't remember what it was for. She opted for the boot instead of the injections.

I'm going to start doing the exercises her Dr gave her. I need to call my dr again tomorrow, no appt available for the rest of the week.

Do you think I should hold off on doing C25K? DS13 has decided we are doing the Everest Challenge in 2011 if it's still available. So I have to get into some kind of shape, and I'll now have a year to do it.

Girl I have that too and it can be soooo painful!! Here's what works for me...calf stretches at least twice/day and surprisingly thigh stretches as well. Naproxen helps to an extent. A frozen water bottle to roll on my foot when it gets sore. And my latest 2-thumbs-up - KT tape. I haven't been able to find it locally so I buy it online through MC Sports (I just use that store to get mypoints lol) This stuff is like magic! DD has Severs and I use it on her too. :thumbsup2 The best two for me are the stretches and KT tape.

I wanted Ahley to win, the whole girl power thing, but was happy for all of them. I was AMAZED at Micheal. Its hard to believe it was the same man! I voted for Darius instead of Koli too.

I have been sick with some stomach bug all week. I have never had the flu this long, but I can't seem to shake it. DD2's birthday and my cousins wedding all this weekend, and nothing is ready. The house is a MESS! You would think with my sis living here (for free) for the last 8 months, knowing how sick I have been and all I have to do, that she would help, but nope. She makes more messes than the kids! So frustrating. :confused3

Sorry about the complaining. Its been a crap week and I am in a crap mood. I have to say though, coming on here and reading all the posts certainly does help me. I hope you all know how much you help me! :flower3:

:( I hope you feel better soon!!!

it seemed Koli lost a higher percentage of wt loss but I was not entirely sure. Thanks for the link

Personally Koli's attitude was annoying to me I'm glad he was not in the final 3. I also have a feeling he is going to gain his weight back. He had that same attitude that all previous winners had who gained the weight back. I think he had his eye to much on the big prize and not really about why he gained all the wt. in the first place.

His whole attitude changed after he didn't get the final 3, he seemed to get depressed and then just wanted to go home. I thought it was odd that he even said that after he won the $100k. That would have cheered me up a lot! Maybe he was thinking about what he didn't win:confused3

Well I got up early this morning to walk the dogs. I actually was giving myself all sorts of excuses to get out of bed instead of stay in.:thumbsup2 That's a good thing!

escape
05-27-2010, 07:50 AM
Hi Lisa! I want to join the summer challenge. I joined the spring challenge too late. Since I teach, the end of the spring semester is always a killer for me and I knew better than to start something like this at that time. However, I'm ready to go for this challenge. I'd like to lose 20 pounds. Well, I'd like to lose more but this may be all I can handle for now. :cool1:

lisah0711
05-27-2010, 08:01 AM
Welcome to our Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010!

It's great to have you all here! :flower3:

For those of you who are new to our challenge, I will explain how we get started.

Tomorrow you need to PM (private message) LuvBaloo your starting weight in pounds, i.e. 153.5. Every Friday you will PM your weight to her. She is the only one who knows your weight. Your number will never be published on the thread, only the percentage of loss if you are in the top group. If you have any questions about sending your weight or how the calculations are done, Shannon will be happy to answer them for you.

Later today our COW (challenge of the week) keeper, jenanderson, will be posting the first COW. This is an exercise in building healthy habits. It is a lot of fun and I encourage everyone to give the COW a try. I will let Jen tell you more about what she is planning. Again, if you have any questions about the COW, Jen will be happy to answer them. You will PM your COW points to jen starting next Friday.

Last, but not least, I will start the QOTD today. Each week we have a different coach who will ask different questions to keep our conversation going. There is a link in the thread to our QOTD thread so if you get behind or are looking for a question, refer to that thread. Thank you corinnak for helping us maintain the QOTD thread. :flower3:

I will be your coach this week and I am the hostess/organizer for the challenge. Links to important info will be posted in the first few posts of this thread. Feel free to ask me any questions about the challenge.

Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.

I am Lisa. I am married and have a DS who is 10. I will hit the big 5-0 during this challenge and that milestone birthday has been a good motivator for me. Thanks to my involvement in the WISH boards, I have lost weight and kept the loss off for the first time in many, many years. I can't say thank you enough to all of you for all the support and encouragement that you give me! :flower3:

I have an ambitious goal this challenge to lose 25 pounds. That is just a little less than 2 pounds a week and would get me to ONE-derland or pretty darn close.

For those of you who are interesting in chatting about Jillian Michaels new show Losing It I started a separate thread, like the one we did for Biggest Loser, in the WISH section. Here is a link http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=36782293&postcount=1 The show premieres June 1st.

Best of luck for all of you for a losing summer!

Let's get this party started! party:

lisah0711
05-27-2010, 08:04 AM
Hi Lisa! I want to join the summer challenge. I joined the spring challenge too late. Since I teach, the end of the spring semester is always a killer for me and I knew better than to start something like this at that time. However, I'm ready to go for this challenge. I'd like to lose 20 pounds. Well, I'd like to lose more but this may be all I can handle for now. :cool1:

:welcome: escape! Thanks for joining our challenge! :flower3: We have several teachers in our challenge so you will feel right at home. You'll find some of your fellow INCREDIBLES, too.

mommyof2Pirates
05-27-2010, 08:11 AM
QOTD-

Hi my name is Lindsay I am 31, married and mother to two DS's 5 1/2 and 3. My total goal is to loose 60lbs by the time I run my first half marathon which will be in 2/2011 at the disney princess! I have lost 10lbs already this past month. This challenge my goal is 20lbs. I have had mild weight issues since graduating high school but the worst has come after having children. I am done reproducing so I am ready to get this weight off and keep it off once and for all. I am so glad to have this thread and all of you to support me. It truly makes a huge difference. :lovestruc

ibouncetoo
05-27-2010, 08:26 AM
Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge

I'm Jackie and a long time DISer. I actually registered for the DISboards after lurking for a year or so, so that I could participate on the WISH forum! I was also in the first group of WISHers who participated in the WDW marathon/half marathon in January of '05.

I've had some health battles since then and am once again at my all time high on the scale. At 60, I know it will be much more difficult to get the weight off, but I'm going for it! It's really impacting my mobility and I want to keep traveling for a long, long time.

My goal for the challenge is 20 pounds, an amount that once gone will make it much easier for me to start doing some walking, which will really aid in additional weight loss. In the meantime, the swimming pool will be my source of exercise (and fun!), as it is the kindest exercise for these pesky joints.

I look forward to getting to know all of you loosers!

.

sherry
05-27-2010, 08:34 AM
QOTD

Hi my name is Sherry, I am 52 and have 2 dd's. My oldest is married and my youngest is a science high school teacher. I have had a home daycare business for 22 years, I love the little ones! I have lost a lot of weight, put a little back on and want to stay where I was. My goal is 25 pounds and regular exercise, even more important as I have been diagnosed with arthritis in my hip.

LMO429
05-27-2010, 08:37 AM
Hi! My name is Lauren from NYC...actually we recently moved to Manalapan NJ but we lived in nyc for so long I am having a hard time admitting where I am from now :lmao:

I have been a hardcore DISer since 2007. I have gone to WDW more times than I can count. My next trip is this upcoming October with my 2 aunts, my mom and my cousin! An all-girl trip. My goal for this challenge is to lose 15 pounds.

I love love love to workout at home. I literally have tried and probably own every workout dvd on the market. My favorites are anything jillian michaels, turbojam and right now I am doing insanity workouts from beachbody.

I would say my biggest challenges is my all or nothing attitude and my weekend eating sabotaging all my good efforts i made during the week.

Looking so forward to this challenge, the new friends I will make and the support!

pjlla
05-27-2010, 09:11 AM
Welcome to our Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010!

I will be your coach this week and I am the hostess/organizer for the challenge. Links to important info will be posted in the first few posts of this thread. Feel free to ask me any questions about the challenge.

Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.

Best of luck for all of you for a losing summer!

Let's get this party started! party:

First of all... HUGE thanks to Lisa for her continued upkeep and support of these challenges!! And thanks for being our starting coach for the summer!

As for myself.... I'll try to be brief...

My name is Pamela and I am very soon to be closer to 50 than I am to 40 :eek:. I just celebrated my 18th wedding anniversary and I have a DD who is almost 15 and a DS who is 12 1/2. I am a substitute teacher, although I still really don't know what I want to be when I grow up!

I "re-started" this healthier lifestyle journey on January 2, 2008 (at 200 pounds even) in preparation for another trip to WDW. I had lost some weight before our 2004 trip, but had put about half of it back on. I didn't want to return to Disney fatter than I had been the last time. I put my nose to the grindstone and managed to lose almost 40 pounds in 3 1/2 months.

The BIG change came, however, after that trip. I STUCK WITH IT! I didn't just throw in the towel or give up after returning from that trip. I got RIGHT BACK ON PLAN the first morning we were home and I haven't looked back since!

I have since hit my original few goals of 145 and then 135 and am now aiming for what I think will be my final goal of 130 (although I am secretly hoping to maintain around 128). I wish I could tell you exactly what "clicked" for me this time, but I'm not really sure myself. I do know that I am CONSTANTLY reminding myself that this is NOT a diet, but it IS a LIFESTYLE CHANGE!! I know that this healthier eating and exercise will need to be a habit for the rest of my life. And I am truly embracing it. I am more and more interested in nutrition, health, etc.

I have just a hair over 2 pounds left to hit my goal, so hopefully I will be joining the maintainers group here in no time. But I won't leave this challenge... I need you all to keep me on track and motivated.

Well... my "break" is over. I have students coming in just a few minutes, so I'm going to run! I can't wait to learn more about you newbies and maybe learn something new about you BL challenge veterans!..................P

my3princes
05-27-2010, 09:31 AM
Hello :wave2: My name is Deb. I have 3 sons ages 14, 12 and 7. I am a stay at home Mom that makes a little vacation money by bartending, waitress and substitute teacher. I also run a Lacrosse program with 5 teams (boys and girls grades 2-8). In my spare time I am very actively involved in end of year activities for my 8th grader with grad dance, class trip and graduation plans all forming. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we'll be celebrating our 18th anniversary on our 3 1/2 week vacation this summer. He is the most wonderful husband and the best Daddy ever. Dh and I started our weight loss journey back in 2003 when our youngest son was a baby. We started with Atkins and I lost 50 lbs and he lost 40 lbs in just 4 months. The good news is that I've we've managed to keep it off, with the occasional ups and downs, but we're both really wanting to shed the last few pounds. I seem to be stuck right around 143 lbs which is at the very top of the normal weight range for my height. I would love to be able to maintain at 130 lbs, but I've never made it below 137 and I seem to always bounce back to 143. So my goal for this challenge is to hit 135 lbs before our trip and to make that my new maintainance weight. Once I conquer that I will consider trying for 130.

Connie96
05-27-2010, 09:58 AM
Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.

Hello all! My name is Connie and I am 36 years old. I have been married to a great guy for 14 years (this August) and we have a beautiful 3 year old DD.

I guess I already shared my recent weight loss/gain history and my motivation, but just to follow along in the conversation...

Hi. I've been on the DIS for a couple years, but all I ever really do is check out the trip reports when I need a fix.
...
Last year, I lost 25 pounds (still not quite to my actual goal) and then I promptly gained 15 of it back again over the past several months. Although weight loss achievement was not his true motivation, my DH just got a motorcycle last week and mentioned to me this weekend that it makes a pretty good reward for his losing 60 pounds over the past year or so. And, yes, he did a great job and I am so proud of him, but my response was a snarky comment about how if I had had such a nice reward, maybe I wouldn't have gained back so much so fast. So... he said that if I meet my goal weight we can get DVC. :faint: Oh my holy frickin’ cow! You got yourself a deal, mister!! :woohoo: You’ve never seen anyone jump on the wagon so fast! (Why couldn’t he have said that 15 pounds ago?!!:confused3)

I did change the rules, though. I mean, DVC is a BIG deal. We can’t afford it any time soon and it’s a certainly more expensive than his motorcycle. So… I will choose for myself an appropriate, yet extravagant, reward for reaching my goal weight (I'm guessing about 20 pounds to go, because I haven't been on a scale in a while), and DH and I have agreed that DVC will be the reward for maintaining for a full year – 52 consecutive weekly weigh-ins under a set limit.


What I learned (again!:headache:) from losing weight last year is that being too strict for too long is a recipe for insane over-eating. I've lost weight many times and rewarded myself by pigging out for days, months or even years.That's why, this time, I'm choosing to reward myself BIG for the maintenance of the weight rather than for the loss. I'm hoping to lose about 8-10 pounds during this challenge and I have derived an ultimate goal by finding the midpoint of the "normal" range on the BMI chart and calculating the corresponding weight for my height. I'm looking at losing about 23 pounds to achieve that goal.

My goals also include adding distance and speed to my current running skills. I achieved a new personal record :cool1: for the 5K back in April and I just registered for another 5K to be held June 5 and I will soon be registering for my first ever 10K to be held July 3. I hope to be ready for a half marathon by the end of this year, although I'm not sure the Princess Half will be an option for me but... ya never know. :rolleyes1

Best of luck to all of my fellow losers! :thumbsup2

brinalyn530
05-27-2010, 10:15 AM
QOTD

Hello everyone! My name is Sabrina (Bree for short) and I am a single mom of one 9 yo DS. I work full time and my son plays sports pretty much all year except the summer (thank goodness) so we're constantly running around somewhere. I started my "journey" last spring, lost about 30 pounds but then gained 20 pounds back between December and the end of our Disney trip a few weeks ago. I fell off the exercise wagon and wasn't as careful about my eating as I should have been (darn holiday candy:headache:). I have about 55 pounds to get to my goal weight - I would really love starting our back to back Dream cruises next May at goal :cloud9:!

I work out at home in - DVDs right now, mostly Jillian Michaels - but I hope to swim at least once a week this summer, plus I hope to find a relatively inexpensive treadmill or elliptical soon. I definitely need to do more cardio.

Well, that's enough about me... Thanks to everyone who is organizing the challenge!

Bree

Greenfield1984
05-27-2010, 10:30 AM
Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge

I am 25, married to my wonderful DH for 3 years and have a beautiful DD2.5. We are working at adding to our family and have had some heartache over the past year, so I've decided to try and put that to the back of my mind and focus on becoming healthier and losing weight until I do get pregnant again.
I've always been overweight, except for one brief time when I actually managed to get down to 130, but unfortunately that was not long lived as I let my old habits come back into my life. My overall goal is to lose 60 pounds (though my DH thinks I was too skinny last time, so I guess my goal # may change if as I get closer he thinks I'm getting too small!). My goal for this challenge is to lose 20 pounds, unless I get pregnant in which case it will be to keep up with my healthy eating and exercising habits while still eating enough for baby to grow.
Good luck everyone!

Worfiedoodles
05-27-2010, 10:31 AM
Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.


My name is Maria, and I'm been happily married for 17 years with a wonderful ds12. I am a runner, but don't let that fool you into thinking I am in shape! :rotfl: I have about 40 lbs to lose, I'm going to try for 10 lbs this challenge. Theoretically I do WW online, in practice...well, if I was really doing it I would have gotten to my goal by now ;) I'll be having one of those birthdays during the challenge but not a milestone. I'm still in the early stages of "40 and holding". :rolleyes1 I am trying to lose as much weight as I can this year, since I want to train for the WDW 2012 Full Marathon next year. Despite what Bob said on the BL, everyone I know agrees that marathon training and weight loss do not mix well. I have three WDW Half Marathons under my belt, and expect to do # 4 in January. I work full time, so most of my training takes place at 4:30 am. Now you know why I miss some workouts...:rotfl2:

Maria :upsidedow

jennz
05-27-2010, 10:45 AM
Hello - I'm Jennifer...46 years old cancer-surviving sahm & wahm, married 19 years to a dh who works too much :surfweb:, 12 yo dd who is in competitive cheer :cheer2:, and two dogs :dog2::dogdance:.

I have found I lose weight verrrrrry slowly so I'm setting my goal for this 8 weeks at 10 pounds, but secretly I hope to reach 25. :rolleyes1 We are leaving for Scotland 7/25 and I would love to have more seat room!

Littleprincess2010
05-27-2010, 10:57 AM
Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.

Let's get this party started! party:

Hi everyone, I haven't posted much but hopefully I can change that. Im a 26 yr old wife and mom to DD6. My daughter is from a previous relationship and consequently so is all my weight :rotfl2: Since meeting (and marrying) my husband I've lost almost 30 lbs!!!! :cool1: We want to add another bundle of joy to our lives but I've got another 30 lbs to go before I hit my Pre-pregnancy weigh, which is my goal before we have another little munchkin.

I've got a bike and treadmill at work that I use for 30 min 5 days a week (lunch break workouts!!) and my husband bought me "EA Sports Active" and its been amazing!! The 30 day challenge really drives you and I always make sure to get in at least 5 workouts a week on that.

The hardest thing for me was learning how to portion size. My view on what was a healthy amount of food to eat were sooooooo messed up!!! :scared1: Now that Im learning to eat healthy I can also have those treats I crave, just smaller sizes (which means no more spoon in the ice cream bucket :rolleyes1 ).

Anyways, Im so looking forward to working with you guys. Everytime I read this thread it makes me smile to know that we all have so much support for eachother.

So as Lisah0711 said "Let's Get This Party Started!!!" :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

uptown_girl44
05-27-2010, 11:00 AM
QOTD-
Hi!! I'm Vanessa! I'm 22 and two weeks ago I finished my third College Program at WDW and finally figured out my life plan for the near future. I'm planning on starting cosmetology school in Aug. The other thing I realized during my time at WDW was that I am ready to make a lifestyle change. My DBF and I have recently started talking about marriage so we'd both like to start healthier lifestyles before we start our lives together. So this is my first step. I'm looking to lose around 20 lbs during this challange and probably 28-30 lbs total.

And just to make it even harder on myself I've decided to go visit my grandparents for the weekend. I know I always make bad choices when it comes to food while I'm there. My goal this time is to not deprive myself of the things I love, like Grandma's biscuits and gravy, but to pair those with more fruit and eggs than I normally do.

tigger813
05-27-2010, 11:10 AM
Hi all,

My name is Tracey and I'm an almost 40 year old happily married mother of 2 beautiful girls and licensed massage therapist. This will be my 3rd challenge! I have lost over 45 pounds since December 2008. I enjoy Walk Away the Pounds and my elliptical. I also have a Wii and Wii Fit that I try and use at least once a week. My goal is to lose about 8-10 more pounds.

I turn 40 on Friday, August 13 so my goal is a week before that. We are going to Disney to celebrate my 40th from Dec. 1-9. I can't wait!

I'm holding within 1-2 pounds of my ending weight last week so I'm good with that. I have lightened up on my exercise this week. I have walked 2 days with my neighbor and we will walk again tomorrow. I have been counting my calories but also relaxing a bit. Hoping I can hold it together this weekend. We have a b'day party to go to on Saturday and then meeting some Dis folks for a bbq on Sunday. On Monday we are going to see Shrek at 10:30am and then probably going to a bbq in town at one of DD2s friend's houses. Our calendar is filling up like crazy yet again. I just have to drink my water which helps me a lot!

Have a great rest of your day. I just got back from Target and WalMart and will do a few more errands at around 1. I need to finish taking care of what I bought and clean the kitchen before heading out again!

wtpclc
05-27-2010, 11:56 AM
QOTD -

Hi! I'm Carrie, I'm 39. Been married for 14 years come september, no kids. Been around teh DIS since 2004 when I was looking up DVC info and suffering post-WDW trip withdrawl. Had recently started Curves adn then my dad had a heart attack,. Really scared me into statying healthy! FOund WISH and did pretty well. In 2005, started training for my first marahont (had not run in 17 years). That's kind of wher ei went off track. Have now run 5 full marathons and ~12 half marathons adn my weight just keeps going up. :sad2: SO does my waistline, so, unfortunately, it;s not just muscle.

I am tired of looking at pix of myself like this. :scared1: I need to ge tin gear and challenges and being accountable has always helped that. I am happy to say that I have been paying more attention since signing up here, so it's workign already!!

Buffy - Have you tried rolling your foot on a frozen water bottle? I woudl see a doc before running/walking. Try to see one who's into soports or running. If they are not, they may tell you not to ever start. HOpe you get relief soon!

Pamela - I don't do ice baths, can't take it. I do cold tubs, though adn they help immensely. I have a very porblematic hammy. Yoga has done worlds of good for me. Good luck!

Susie! Hi!

Hope everyone gets great results this challenge!!

pinkle
05-27-2010, 11:57 AM
Hi! My name is Tracey as well! I am 41...did I just admit that!!!! I want to lose around 10 lbs....I am currently 130 but my dream weight is around 117.....I have never been more thatn 29lbs from my goal but I haven't been my goal weight for many years. I run when I can but I have had 2 knee surgeries so when it flares up I walk! I am really hoping by joining up that I will be more accountable. Two weeks from now I am having a minor foot surgery (tendon release...to fix a botched surgery) so I hop that I am not off my feet, sitting in front of the TV for too long.
I am self-employed and work full time hours. I have an amazing husband who is in amazing shape and two teenage sons (15 and 17), Life is hectic!
Let's go Friday! :banana:

Rose&Mike
05-27-2010, 12:15 PM
Hi everyone. I hope you are all enjoying your week off. I don't have that luxury. My challenge at school doesn't end until next Friday. I am not happy about it since I have to go to a retirement dinner the night before. I think I am going to be too nervous too eat. I have to give a speech since one of the retirees is a guy from my department. He has been here since the building opened in 1976 and I startedin 1977.

I guess I will go easy on myself on Sat since it is my birthday.

Have a nice SUunday everyone.

Good luck with the speech!:goodvibes And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


I want to share something with you guys. Yesterday, when I took DDs to mom to keep for the night, she gave me a card. I had forgotten that Daddy told me he would give me $100 if I lost 50lbs. It was in the card, with a note about how Daddy would have been proud, and this was from him. I think that emotional start to the night was what set me off! While he was in the hospital, he asked me to wear his watch for him, and I did. I kept it on for about 2 months after he died, to remind myself that in time, I will see him again, and time has to go on. I think I'm going to put that money towards a citizen Mickey watch when I go to WDW, it would be a nice reminder.
Taryn--:hug: I really envy folks who are so close to their parents. Cut yourself some slack, you've done so good, and falling off the wagon is really ok. Thanks for sharing such a lovely story.:grouphug:



Well- things here - still waiting to hear what's up with the job/move... so major stress here... this morning as I was training (I am a software trainer over the internet) I looked out my window - and what did I see... HORIZONTAL SNOW!!!!! It's all melted now - but my heck - what is up with that?!? Hope you're all having a great day!

:) Liz

Liz--Good luck with the job/move stuff, and all I can say is SNOW--OMG! The older I get the less I like winter.

I'm in. I ended up leaving the other challenge because of health problems. I lost 10 lbs in the other challenge, then a month long + stint with bronchitis that kept me out of the gym plus several rounds of steroids have made me gain back 3 lbs. I am finally off the steroids and can breathe again! I'm going to try to meet with my trainer again next week or the week after so I can have some time to get in shape. I'm looking forward to getting back on track after being sick for so long.

Glad you are feeling better.

So I brought my kids to Subway for dinner last night. Definitely not the norm for us, but it was hot and I was SURE that they wouldn't like what I had planned to cook (veggie stuffed crepes).... I decided to make my life easier and take them for a treat.

ANYHOW... as I am sitting there eating my 6" turkey on honey oat with no cheese, no condiments, loaded with veggies, I am "people watching" this other family come in and order. The mom caught my eye because she was so slim.... about a size 4... wearing tan short-shorts, low rise with a wide belt that accentuated her slimness and a sleeveless top. And her order....

footlong sub on Italian herb and cheese bread... BLT with EXTRA bacon and EXTRA mayonnaise and CHEESE!! :eek: For a drink she got COKE (real Coke, not diet). And yup, she ate the entire thing!!

I'm not saying I didn't enjoy my 6" turkey because I did. But really.... life just isn't fair!! :rotfl: ...............................P

P.S. I wouldn't be surprised if they went out for ice cream for dessert!
Doesn't this just drive you crazy! All I can think is--what's her cholesterol level?:thumbsup2

Sorry about the complaining. Its been a crap week and I am in a crap mood. I have to say though, coming on here and reading all the posts certainly does help me. I hope you all know how much you help me! :flower3:
Hope you are feeling better.

Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge

I am 25, married to my wonderful DH for 3 years and have a beautiful DD2.5. We are working at adding to our family and have had some heartache over the past year, so I've decided to try and put that to the back of my mind and focus on becoming healthier and losing weight until I do get pregnant again.
Good luck everyone!

:hug: Not sure exactly what the heartache was, but I have had two failed adoptions, a miscarriage, and one DS (who is very healthy now) but was born with a genetic disorder. I know when all that stuff was going on, I didn't talk/deal with it enough. This is a great place to post when you are having sad days, rather than comfort eat.:hug:

QOTD--I'm Rose, 42, married to my college sweetheart, Mom of a soon to be college sophomore. I work part-time for a non-profit. I LOVE to workout. We are really close to signing up for the Wine & Dine half-marathon in October. I lost 27.4 lbs on the last challenge, though we just got back from WDW last night and I'm up a couple, but that's ok.:goodvibes I am going to set a "final" goal weight, I'm thinking of 147. I am 5'7" with a large frame. I'd like to see the 130's but still not sure if that's realistic. Welcome to all the new folks!

I posted a little on the old thread this morning, but I had an A-ha moment last night on the plane, and I'm going to try to share it. It's still floating around in my head, so it might not make sense, but I'll try. I have been re-reading the Four Agreements, and something sunk in this time. I am giving away my power and happiness, by allowing circumstances to upset me--and for me at least this leads to stress eating, comfort food, etc. When we were in the airport in Atlanta our tickets wouldn't scan when we boarded. I told the gate agent we asked someone to look at them, because they did that in Orlando as well. Well, long story short he was not very nice at all, very rude actually. The problem was in my head I needed to be right--I needed him to understand that the agent we asked to look at it didn't do their job. He really didn't care, and was still rude. So I was tired and I got on the plane and just lost it. And after a few minutes it hit--I didn't need to be right. He was going to be rude no matter who I was, and it was not about me. I knew I tried my best, and that was all that mattered. I am a huge people pleaser, and I was not about to please him, and he was not going to see my side of the story. BUT--none of it mattered. I will never see him again. I wasted precious time being sad about something that was irrelevant. How does that apply to weight loss--I'm not sure yet. I do know I am going to work really hard to not allow circumstances to dictate my eating/food choices. I don't need food to make me happy. Anyhow, not sure if this made sense, but it was quite the moment for me.

I'll try to post a few pictures later today from our trip. We had a fabulous time. We took two 5+ mile runs. Mike is going to google later and try to calculate distances.

Have a great day everyone!

NCRedding
05-27-2010, 01:27 PM
I'm Jane, 48. I work with my husband of 20 years, and have a daughter who is graduating high school in two weeks and heading to college in the fall. I am starting a new phase in my life as she is my only child, so I am soon to be an empty-nester.

I used to be skinny, but over the last 15-18 years, I've gained and kept weight on. The last I weighed under 200 pounds was at my 6 weeks post-partum check-up (almost 18 years ago). I tried the spring BL challenge but my head and heart just couldn't get into it. I haven't found the key to motivate me to lose weight yet...I have interest for a while, then I do something to sabotage myself.

Thanks to all of you who are taking the time to run this. It is much appreciated.

jbm02
05-27-2010, 01:42 PM
My name is Maria, and I'm been happily married for 17 years with a wonderful ds12. I am a runner, but don't let that fool you into thinking I am in shape! :rotfl: I have about 40 lbs to lose, I'm going to try for 10 lbs this challenge. Theoretically I do WW online, in practice...well, if I was really doing it I would have gotten to my goal by now ;) I'll be having one of those birthdays during the challenge but not a milestone. I'm still in the early stages of "40 and holding". :rolleyes1 I am trying to lose as much weight as I can this year, since I want to train for the WDW 2012 Full Marathon next year. Despite what Bob said on the BL, everyone I know agrees that marathon training and weight loss do not mix well. I have three WDW Half Marathons under my belt, and expect to do # 4 in January. I work full time, so most of my training takes place at 4:30 am. Now you know why I miss some workouts...:rotfl2:

Maria :upsidedow

Maria, we are almost twins!! (well, except for the "I've completed 3 Halfs and am going to do a full marathon" part!!:lmao:)
My name is Jude and I've recently accepted that yes, I am a runner! I'm in good shape but, like Maria, don't let it fool you into thinking I am NOT overweight! I'm short and every pound shows. :eek: I really like to work out but I also love to graze. Hence, the need to stop my hand from putting things into my mouth. I go to a 5AM boot camp class 3x a week that I love. And run at least 4x a week. One of the trainers at the Y told me that for me, exercise is 20% of my success and diet will be 80% of any success I have. So, while I have the exercise part down, I'm still struggling with the diet end of it. I'm a work in progress. :goodvibes
I'm a working mom with a terrific DH and have 2 incredible kids, DS15 (as of yesterday!) and DD10. My DH has a severe weight problem as well as diabetes. In the last 3 years he has quit smoking and drinking completely. And he is now ready to tackle the weight. At least, that's what he says right now and I am praying he will do it and that I can be enough support for him. But he has anger issues about it (as in "why CAN'T I have that, etc etc - Pam described it perfectly in her post!) so if anyone has some great low cal recipes - particularly ones that don't take a ton of prep time since it seems we're always running - or motivational ideas, I'm open to anything you can suggest.

Hi all,

I turn 40 on Friday, August 13 so my goal is a week before that. We are going to Disney to celebrate my 40th from Dec. 1-9. I can't wait!



Tracy, my birthday is July 13 so we are both birthday girls during this challenge! But I'm - gasp, groan - 5 years older.... And we'll be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary next year on the Dream.

First of all... HUGE thanks to Lisa for her continued upkeep and support of these challenges!! And thanks for being our starting coach for the summer!

As for myself.... I'll try to be brief...

I "re-started" this healthier lifestyle journey on January 2, 2008 (at 200 pounds even) in preparation for another trip to WDW. I had lost some weight before our 2004 trip, but had put about half of it back on. I didn't want to return to Disney fatter than I had been the last time. I put my nose to the grindstone and managed to lose almost 40 pounds in 3 1/2 months.

The BIG change came, however, after that trip. I STUCK WITH IT! I didn't just throw in the towel or give up after returning from that trip. I got RIGHT BACK ON PLAN the first morning we were home and I haven't looked back since!

I have since hit my original few goals of 145 and then 135 and am now aiming for what I think will be my final goal of 130 (although I am secretly hoping to maintain around 128). I wish I could tell you exactly what "clicked" for me this time, but I'm not really sure myself. I do know that I am CONSTANTLY reminding myself that this is NOT a diet, but it IS a LIFESTYLE CHANGE!! I know that this healthier eating and exercise will need to be a habit for the rest of my life. And I am truly embracing it. I am more and more interested in nutrition, health, etc.

I have just a hair over 2 pounds left to hit my goal, so hopefully I will be joining the maintainers group here in no time. But I won't leave this challenge... I need you all to keep me on track and motivated.

Well... my "break" is over. I have students coming in just a few minutes, so I'm going to run! I can't wait to learn more about you newbies and maybe learn something new about you BL challenge veterans!..................P

Pam, You are such an inspiration!! This is my second BL challenge and I was able to lose about 13 pounds the first one, which was 50% of my goal. My goal for this one is to lose the remaining 13 pounds. I started out well...and then my discipline started to peter out. Not that I didn't want it anymore, I just started falling back into bad habits. I'm hoping that it "clicks" with me this time. Any recommendations you have learned from your success is definitely appreciated!!

I have a new notebook to throw in my purse so I can record what I eat, as well as any requirements for this challenge's COW.
Deb, I remember the pictures you posted and while I'm not brave enough to try for a bathing suit yet, I am going to take one each month so that I can actually "see" my progress. Is it just me, or does anyone else have a distorted sense of what they look like? Because I actually have no idea - and truly hate to be photographed because I feel so fat.

This was my lunch break so time to get back to work. Have a great day everyone!!

Rose&Mike
05-27-2010, 01:50 PM
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/roefin2/IMG_1399.jpg
Here's a picture from the bridge at WL before we went to Narcoosee's for dinner for our anniversary. (I am shiny in all the pictures from all the sunscreen I gooped on!)

We had a great time! The second picture is at Whispering Canyon for breakfast. I had trouble getting enough protein, so I had scrambled eggs twice.

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/roefin2/IMG_1428.jpg

Oh--and we didn't just eat on this trip, I just liked these pictures!

maiziezoe
05-27-2010, 02:14 PM
I wanted Ahley to win, the whole girl power thing, but was happy for all of them. I was AMAZED at Micheal. Its hard to believe it was the same man! I voted for Darius instead of Koli too.

I have been sick with some stomach bug all week. I have never had the flu this long, but I can't seem to shake it. DD2's birthday and my cousins wedding all this weekend, and nothing is ready. The house is a MESS! You would think with my sis living here (for free) for the last 8 months, knowing how sick I have been and all I have to do, that she would help, but nope. She makes more messes than the kids! So frustrating. :confused3

Sorry about the complaining. Its been a crap week and I am in a crap mood. I have to say though, coming on here and reading all the posts certainly does help me. I hope you all know how much you help me! :flower3:

Feel better soon!!

I am going to first post and say that I will be joining in. At little late, but still just in time. I haven't read the thread yet, but I will go back tomorrow during the day and get a feel for what is required.

Here's a little information about me. My scale died and I need to get a new one this weekend. If I had to guess I am approximately 30#'s overweight. I can confirm this after I get the scale.

I am also disabled with a myriad of health problems. The one that will hinder me the most is a severe neck injury. Just got the release to start walking again. So the treadmill has been dusted off and is ready to go.

Okay, now I am off to actually read the thread and post a proper requirement as needed.

Last but not least, sorry but I can't put the contest thingy in my signature. I find that things like that are too much pressure on me. Oh, by the way, my name is Diane.

Welcome Diane and :hug:

Hello - I'm Jennifer...46 years old cancer-surviving sahm & wahm, married 19 years to a dh who works too much :surfweb:, 12 yo dd who is in competitive cheer :cheer2:, and two dogs :dog2::dogdance:.

I have found I lose weight verrrrrry slowly so I'm setting my goal for this 8 weeks at 10 pounds, but secretly I hope to reach 25. :rolleyes1 We are leaving for Scotland 7/25 and I would love to have more seat room!

:dance3: Jennz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :dance3:

Dahly
05-27-2010, 02:18 PM
QOTD

Hi All, I am a 39 year old wahm of 2 boys..my oldest just finished his freshman year of college at Florida State and lives in FL with his dad..the youngest is 12 and finishes 6th grade next week. DH and I have been married 14 years.


I have been overweight since the birth of second DS..never really took the time to get back to pre-pregnancy weight, and then added another 30+ pounds on top of that. I have told myself in the past that I needed to fix me...but I never really had a plan or support system in place...somehow i thought if i just ate a salad at lunch it would be all okay. Obviously not!

So, I am very happy to have found the WISH board and this challenge. I have been on the DIS boards since 2007 when I was planning our first Disney Cruise, but somehow, never noticed this great forum. Since last week, I have been reading the many threads, and saw how you guys share your good and bad days, and offer encouragement and ideas when someone needs a hand. This is a place I want to be a part of!

Sorry so long....but writing this down is a good first step for me...and having to report my weight each week, even if is is voluntarily, makes me accountable for something, which is a step I haven't really taken in the past!

SO...my goal for this challenge is 17 pounds, although I think i can do better, I want to be reasonable, and not get mad at myself and lose my way if I slip up..my long term goal is 85 pounds gone.

thanks for letting me share, and to be a part of this great group of people!

Dahly

lisah0711
05-27-2010, 02:22 PM
QOTD-
Hi my name is Lindsay I am 31, married and mother to two DS's 5 1/2 and 3. My total goal is to loose 60lbs by the time I run my first half marathon which will be in 2/2011 at the disney princess! I have lost 10lbs already this past month. This challenge my goal is 20lbs. I have had mild weight issues since graduating high school but the worst has come after having children. I am done reproducing so I am ready to get this weight off and keep it off once and for all. I am so glad to have this thread and all of you to support me. It truly makes a huge difference. :lovestruc

:wave2: Hi Lindsay! It is good to have others to share this journey! :thumbsup2 There are several of us who are hoping to do the Princess 1/2 in 2011 so you are in good company. princess:


My goal for the challenge is 20 pounds, an amount that once gone will make it much easier for me to start doing some walking, which will really aid in additional weight loss. In the meantime, the swimming pool will be my source of exercise (and fun!), as it is the kindest exercise for these pesky joints.

I look forward to getting to know all of you loosers!

:wave2: Hi Jackie! We look forward to getting to know you, too. :flower3:

QOTD Hi my name is Sherry, I am 52 and have 2 dd's. My oldest is married and my youngest is a science high school teacher. I have had a home daycare business for 22 years, I love the little ones! I have lost a lot of weight, put a little back on and want to stay where I was. My goal is 25 pounds and regular exercise, even more important as I have been diagnosed with arthritis in my hip.

:wave2: Hi Sherry! How fun to have the little ones around still -- I bet they say or do something cute or funny every single day! ;)

I love love love to workout at home. I literally have tried and probably own every workout dvd on the market. My favorites are anything jillian michaels, turbojam and right now I am doing insanity workouts from beachbody.

:wave2: Hi Lauren! Sounds like you will be a good source of info for us for tips for working out at home. :cool2:

I have just a hair over 2 pounds left to hit my goal, so hopefully I will be joining the maintainers group here in no time. But I won't leave this challenge... I need you all to keep me on track and motivated.

:wave2: Hi Pamela! Can't wait to celebrate your status as a maintainer with you soon! :yay:

Hello :wave2: My name is Deb. I have 3 sons ages 14, 12 and 7. I am a stay at home Mom that makes a little vacation money by bartending, waitress and substitute teacher. I also run a Lacrosse program with 5 teams (boys and girls grades 2-8). In my spare time I am very actively involved in end of year activities for my 8th grader with grad dance, class trip and graduation plans all forming. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we'll be celebrating our 18th anniversary on our 3 1/2 week vacation this summer. He is the most wonderful husband and the best Daddy ever. Dh and I started our weight loss journey back in 2003 when our youngest son was a baby. We started with Atkins and I lost 50 lbs and he lost 40 lbs in just 4 months. The good news is that I've we've managed to keep it off, with the occasional ups and downs, but we're both really wanting to shed the last few pounds. I seem to be stuck right around 143 lbs which is at the very top of the normal weight range for my height. I would love to be able to maintain at 130 lbs, but I've never made it below 137 and I seem to always bounce back to 143. So my goal for this challenge is to hit 135 lbs before our trip and to make that my new maintainance weight. Once I conquer that I will consider trying for 130.

:wave2: Hi Deb! Here's hoping that your weight loss ticker goes up as you vacation countdown ticker goes down! :goodvibes

My goals also include adding distance and speed to my current running skills. I achieved a new personal record :cool1: for the 5K back in April and I just registered for another 5K to be held June 5 and I will soon be registering for my first ever 10K to be held July 3. I hope to be ready for a half marathon by the end of this year, although I'm not sure the Princess Half will be an option for me but... ya never know. :rolleyes1

Best of luck to all of my fellow losers! :thumbsup2

:wave2: Hi Connie! A half anywhere is an accomplishment and we'll keep our fingers crossed there is a Princess Half in your future! princess:

Hello everyone! My name is Sabrina (Bree for short) and I am a single mom of one 9 yo DS. I work full time and my son plays sports pretty much all year except the summer (thank goodness) so we're constantly running around somewhere. I started my "journey" last spring, lost about 30 pounds but then gained 20 pounds back between December and the end of our Disney trip a few weeks ago. I fell off the exercise wagon and wasn't as careful about my eating as I should have been (darn holiday candy:headache:). I have about 55 pounds to get to my goal weight - I would really love starting our back to back Dream cruises next May at goal :cloud9:!

:wave2: Hi Bree! Back to back cruises sound like a Dream! ;)

Had to cut my reply in half -- way too many smilies!

lisah0711
05-27-2010, 02:26 PM
I am 25, married to my wonderful DH for 3 years and have a beautiful DD2.5. We are working at adding to our family and have had some heartache over the past year, so I've decided to try and put that to the back of my mind and focus on becoming healthier and losing weight until I do get pregnant again.
I've always been overweight, except for one brief time when I actually managed to get down to 130, but unfortunately that was not long lived as I let my old habits come back into my life. My overall goal is to lose 60 pounds (though my DH thinks I was too skinny last time, so I guess my goal # may change if as I get closer he thinks I'm getting too small!). My goal for this challenge is to lose 20 pounds, unless I get pregnant in which case it will be to keep up with my healthy eating and exercising habits while still eating enough for baby to grow. Good luck everyone!

:wave2: Hello! A new baby is great motivation for a healthier lifestyle! ::yes::

My name is Maria, and I'm been happily married for 17 years with a wonderful ds12. I am a runner, but don't let that fool you into thinking I am in shape! I have about 40 lbs to lose, I'm going to try for 10 lbs this challenge. Theoretically I do WW online, in practice...well, if I was really doing it I would have gotten to my goal by now ;) I'll be having one of those birthdays during the challenge but not a milestone. I'm still in the early stages of "40 and holding". :rolleyes1 I am trying to lose as much weight as I can this year, since I want to train for the WDW 2012 Full Marathon next year. Despite what Bob said on the BL, everyone I know agrees that marathon training and weight loss do not mix well. I have three WDW Half Marathons under my belt, and expect to do # 4 in January. I work full time, so most of my training takes place at 4:30 am. Now you know why I miss some workouts...

:wave2: Hi Maria! All this time I've been chatting with you and I've only just now figured out we've been married the same number of years. :cool2:

Hello - I'm Jennifer...46 years old cancer-surviving sahm & wahm, married 19 years to a dh who works too much :surfweb:, 12 yo dd who is in competitive cheer :cheer2:, and two dogs.

I have found I lose weight verrrrrry slowly so I'm setting my goal for this 8 weeks at 10 pounds, but secretly I hope to reach 25. We are leaving for Scotland 7/25 and I would love to have more seat room!

:wave2: Hi Jenn! Oops! Your secret is out! ;)


Anyways, Im so looking forward to working with you guys. Everytime I read this thread it makes me smile to know that we all have so much support for eachother.

:wave2: Hi Littleprincess2010! I love your ticker! We all dream of Disney in smaller pants. :rotfl2: (except for our maintainers, of course).

QOTD-
Hi!! I'm Vanessa! I'm 22 and two weeks ago I finished my third College Program at WDW and finally figured out my life plan for the near future. I'm planning on starting cosmetology school in Aug. The other thing I realized during my time at WDW was that I am ready to make a lifestyle change. My DBF and I have recently started talking about marriage so we'd both like to start healthier lifestyles before we start our lives together. So this is my first step. I'm looking to lose around 20 lbs during this challange and probably 28-30 lbs total.

:wave2: Hi Vanessa! What did you do for the CP?

My name is Tracey and I'm an almost 40 year old happily married mother of 2 beautiful girls and licensed massage therapist. This will be my 3rd challenge! I have lost over 45 pounds since December 2008. I enjoy Walk Away the Pounds and my elliptical. I also have a Wii and Wii Fit that I try and use at least once a week. My goal is to lose about 8-10 more pounds.

:wave2: Hi Tracey! Another person we will be celebrating with as they change to maintainer during this challenge! :yay:

I am tired of looking at pix of myself like this. :scared1: I need to ge tin gear and challenges and being accountable has always helped that. I am happy to say that I have been paying more attention since signing up here, so it's workign already!!

:wave2: Hi Carrie! I think there are a lot of us who know exactly what you mean. ::yes::

Hi! My name is Tracey as well! I am 41...did I just admit that!!!! I want to lose around 10 lbs....I am currently 130 but my dream weight is around 117.....I have never been more thatn 29lbs from my goal but I haven't been my goal weight for many years. I run when I can but I have had 2 knee surgeries so when it flares up I walk! I am really hoping by joining up that I will be more accountable. Two weeks from now I am having a minor foot surgery (tendon release...to fix a botched surgery) so I hop that I am not off my feet, sitting in front of the TV for too long.
I am self-employed and work full time hours. I have an amazing husband who is in amazing shape and two teenage sons (15 and 17), Life is hectic! Let's go Friday!

:wave2: Hi Tracey! Hope that your foot recovers soon! :flower3:

I posted a little on the old thread this morning, but I had an A-ha moment last night on the plane, and I'm going to try to share it. It's still floating around in my head, so it might not make sense, but I'll try. I have been re-reading the Four Agreements, and something sunk in this time. I am giving away my power and happiness, by allowing circumstances to upset me--and for me at least this leads to stress eating, comfort food, etc. When we were in the airport in Atlanta our tickets wouldn't scan when we boarded. I told the gate agent we asked someone to look at them, because they did that in Orlando as well. Well, long story short he was not very nice at all, very rude actually. The problem was in my head I needed to be right--I needed him to understand that the agent we asked to look at it didn't do their job. He really didn't care, and was still rude. So I was tired and I got on the plane and just lost it. And after a few minutes it hit--I didn't need to be right. He was going to be rude no matter who I was, and it was not about me. I knew I tried my best, and that was all that mattered. I am a huge people pleaser, and I was not about to please him, and he was not going to see my side of the story. BUT--none of it mattered. I will never see him again. I wasted precious time being sad about something that was irrelevant. How does that apply to weight loss--I'm not sure yet. I do know I am going to work really hard to not allow circumstances to dictate my eating/food choices. I don't need food to make me happy. Anyhow, not sure if this made sense, but it was quite the moment for me.

:wave2: Hi Rose! Welcome back. I had to refer back to the thread while I was typing this long post and saw you pics -- you look marvelous! :thumbsup2

I'm Jane, 48. I work with my husband of 20 years, and have a daughter who is graduating high school in two weeks and heading to college in the fall. I am starting a new phase in my life as she is my only child, so I am soon to be an empty-nester.

I used to be skinny, but over the last 15-18 years, I've gained and kept weight on. The last I weighed under 200 pounds was at my 6 weeks post-partum check-up (almost 18 years ago). I tried the spring BL challenge but my head and heart just couldn't get into it. I haven't found the key to motivate me to lose weight yet...I have interest for a while, then I do something to sabotage myself.

Thanks to all of you who are taking the time to run this. It is much appreciated.

:wave2: Hi Jane! You have a whole new phase in your life starting I am sure that it is exciting and a bit scary! :scared:

It is a lot of fun to hear everyone's stories and get to know you all! :goodvibes

hmonkeyruns
05-27-2010, 02:36 PM
I'm Helen, I'm 39 (hitting the big 4-0 in October) and most of the time I'm happy with my weight even though I know I'm heavier than I probably should be. Still, the 40th birthday is looming and I'd like to be a little thinner by then.

I'm an avid (slow) runner and I run half and full marathons on a regular basis but I've been resisting strength training for years even though I know I should be doing it. Recently I've invested in some weights and some DVDs and I'm trying to work that into my regular routine.

I'm running my 18th marathon in mid-June and after that I'll move right into training for the next one (Marine Corps Marathon on Halloween) but this year I want to really work on being a better runner and doing more speed workouts for the fall race.

For this challenge I'm hoping to lose 10 pounds or so. For me, I want to lose some weight but more I want to be more mindful about how I exercise instead of just thowing up "junk miles" outside. I have a pretty healthy diet too but I fall into the trap of eating bad stuff because I run and eating empty calories so I want to try to cut that out as best I can.

I'm doing the Disney marathon in January too...I was thinking about signing up to do the Goofy Challenge for the 3rd time but opted for sleeping late on Saturday instead. ;)

NCRedding
05-27-2010, 02:39 PM
I would say my biggest challenges is my all or nothing attitude and my weekend eating sabotaging all my good efforts i made during the week.



This is me exactly! Now, how do we overcome this?

lisah0711
05-27-2010, 02:41 PM
Feel better soon!!

Welcome Diane and :hug:

:dance3: Jennz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :dance3:

:wave2: Hi Ann! Are you teasing us by not answering the QOTD? Or you just don't feel like sharing today?!? :rotfl2:

I have been overweight since the birth of second DS..never really took the time to get back to pre-pregnancy weight, and then added another 30+ pounds on top of that. I have told myself in the past that I needed to fix me...but I never really had a plan or support system in place...somehow i thought if i just ate a salad at lunch it would be all okay. Obviously not!

So, I am very happy to have found the WISH board and this challenge. I have been on the DIS boards since 2007 when I was planning our first Disney Cruise, but somehow, never noticed this great forum. Since last week, I have been reading the many threads, and saw how you guys share your good and bad days, and offer encouragement and ideas when someone needs a hand. This is a place I want to be a part of!

Sorry so long....but writing this down is a good first step for me...and having to report my weight each week, even if is is voluntarily, makes me accountable for something, which is a step I haven't really taken in the past!

SO...my goal for this challenge is 17 pounds, although I think i can do better, I want to be reasonable, and not get mad at myself and lose my way if I slip up..my long term goal is 85 pounds gone.

thanks for letting me share, and to be a part of this great group of people!

Dahly

:wave2: Hi Dahly! Don't worry about sharing stuff on this thread -- we share everything! I love the tortoise in your avatar -- is it your pet?

N&B'smom
05-27-2010, 02:44 PM
Tomorrow is the big day!! SO excited!!!

JOANNEL
05-27-2010, 02:44 PM
Welcome to our Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010!


Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.

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Let's get this party started! party:

Hi, I am Joanne. I will hit the big 52 next month. I have been overweight my whole life. I lost 60 lbs two years ago and have gained it all back.

I would like to lose 20lbs by the end of this challenge.

I have lost my job as of tomorrow and my boys 21 & 24 have both left this week. So it's been a rought month. I hope this gets me motivated and off the couch.

I went to the sculpt class this morning and have signed up for a 5 k walk for memorial day!! Now if I could just stop snacking!!!

Good luck every one!!

JOANNEL
05-27-2010, 02:46 PM
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I would say my biggest challenges is my all or nothing attitude and my weekend eating sabotaging all my good efforts i made during the week.



Me too, I am hoping the nice weather will keep me on the beach and out of the kitchen!!

Graciesmom77
05-27-2010, 02:48 PM
Hi, I am Michelle and I am 31 years old. I am a sahm of 3 girls, Graceprincess: almost 9, Emmaleeprincess: who is turning 7 next week, and my baby Madisonprincess: who just turned 1. We would love to have added a prince to our family, but God thought it would be funny to see me suffer through 3 girls pmsing! :rotfl2:They are a handful, but they are my life! I have been overweight my entire life and have no idea what its like not to be fat. Since my highest weight ever, I have lost 39 pounds, but I still have over 100 to lose. This forum has helped me immensly and I have come to rely on all of you very much. My husband and I are going on a vacation without the kids in a few weeks and I would like to meet my goal of 30 pounds since I started the last challenge ( about 2 montsh ago). I am only 7 pounds away and I will be so happy and proud if I make it. I have never set a weight goal that I have ever reached. I always give up, but feel like this time is it! I can do it.

My dh works out of town and has been gone about a year now, and he will be coming home for the whole summer. SOOOO excited! We are going to make a gym in our basement and work out together. I have a hard time finding time to work out with having to take care of the house and bills and 3 monsters all by myself, but I have been really trying to make more time for myself. I want my girls to see me as a strong, smart, healthy role model, so they can grow up and be the same!

My goal for this summer chalenge will depend on what I weigh this friday, but I would love to make it an even 50 pound loss since I started the Wish, so I would have to lose probably 23 pounds or so. Big goal, but exciting.

Its so cool to meet everyone and can't wait to get to know you all better. For all you newbies, this place rocks and you are going to be so glad you joined!!! :):cool1::love:

N&B'smom
05-27-2010, 03:06 PM
Welcome to our Between the BLs Summer Challenge 2010!

Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.



I'm so excited about doing this although I do not look forward to weighing myself tomorrow. Anyway..

I'm 37, married and have two children DS11 (turned 11 today) and DD6. I feel like I'm never home because of their crazy schedules which of course has helped with my weight issues. I'm barely home to cook it seems!! I love to travel, read, bake, etc.

3 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer, had to have a radical hysterectomy and have been cancer-free since then.

My goal is to lose 25lbs. Once I put my mind to something I'm good but sometimes I lack the motivation to get started. I'm SOOOO ready! :banana: I'm at the highest weight I have ever been other than when I was pregnant. I find that I dwell on it ALL the time, it consumes my thoughts. I'm just always aware of the fact that I weigh a lot more than I should. I have really low self esteem right now and I just don't feel like ME. I don't like feeling embarrassed about how I look. I'm very short so even 5lbs is noticeable.

This is exactly what I need, something and someone to keep me accountable! :thumbsup2

Rose&Mike
05-27-2010, 03:08 PM
I'm Jane, 48. I work with my husband of 20 years, and have a daughter who is graduating high school in two weeks and heading to college in the fall. I am starting a new phase in my life as she is my only child, so I am soon to be an empty-nester.


Thanks to all of you who are taking the time to run this. It is much appreciated.

There are a couple of us with college kids. My DS (only child) will be a sophomore. He's 500 miles away and I see him about every 6 weeks. He is staying in his college town this summer to work on a political campaign. I adore him, and we are very close--though too much a like sometimes so we butt heads occasionally. It's a BIG transition, but you've come to the right place for hugs and support. I love my son, but have really discovered over the past 9 months that I love being with my husband. We are really starting to enjoy our empty nest! Hang in there!:goodvibes

I did almost all the laundry, but there is still stuff from our trip spread out everywhere. I don't even know where it all came from because we carried on our luggage, so it shouldn't be this much. I forgot to mention, WL gave us chocolate--two chocolate canoes and some other chocolate and we brought it all back with us! The canoes, got crushed so that's a bummer. We did eat some of the little chocolate pieces from the turn-down service. I was so proud for not digging into all that chocolate! I did 65min on the elliptical today. Tomorrow is strength class. I did strength class last week before we flew out and that was not so smart. My muscles were really cramping up on the plane. Looking forward to class tomorrow and some more elliptical. Saturday is our long run--I think we're going for 6 miles.

Have a great evening! We have baseball tonight, and I'm still debating whether I'm going to have a beer. We are eating at home, so that's good!

maiziezoe
05-27-2010, 03:09 PM
Hola peeps!! :wave:

Lisa - thank you, thank you, thank you for starting this again. :)

Thursday QOTD: Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.


I'm Ann and I am 42 years young (Oprah told me to say that... well, she didn't tell me per se, she told America... and other countries:) I'm only doing what Oprah says). I am married for the second time and I have 4 kids (almost 22, 13, 5 and 3) and a stepdaughter who we see on the weekends (sometimes). I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2000.

I was thin my entire life (ran, took dance for years and years and years, etc.) until I got pregnant in 2004. Between April 2004, when I found out I was pregnant with my son, and February 2007 when I had my daughter, I had two babies and 4 miscarriages. I was on bed-rest for almost 3 straight years and I ate for two, sometimes three. I gained a LOT of weight. After my daughter was born, I nursed for 14 months and gained even more weight. My weight never bothered me because my husband still thought I was sexy and my kids didn't care what I weighed.

Fast forward to Christmas day 2009... just 5 short months ago. I saw a picture of myself and was quite surprised at how heavy I was. That was the day I decided to change. Since that day I have lost 47.1 pounds.

I came in second place in the Biggest Loser 9 Challenge (where is that tag fairy??? :laughing:) with a loss of 41.7 pounds. I run 5k (or more) 6/7 times a week and I watch everything I eat. My new lifestyle has had it's benefits for my hubby too... he's lost 43 pounds since January. And he doesn't exercise!

My goal for this challenge is going to be 25 pounds. When I hit that goal, I will only be 8 pounds away from my final goal of 80 pounds lost. :yay:

happysmyly
05-27-2010, 03:09 PM
Greetings Losers and Maintainers!
I'm Liz - 46, married with no kidlets (sometimes things just don't work the way they're supposed to). I work at home--training medical office software. I live in the middle of nowhere on 10 acres of sagebrush. DH teaches Jr High.
This is my 2nd BL challenge--last time I lost 38.5 lbs--gained a bit of that back this week as it's been an icky stress week--DH didn't get the jobs so we are going to be staying here, he's decided to stay in this 'challenging' place until he retires--so he's 'needed' lots of 'comfort' food this week--he's heavier than me so we're both planning to work this week to lose :)
I have just a little less than 100 total to lose still... so I'm planning to be part of the next several challenges :) This challenge my goal is 25 lbs - totally doable for me with so much still to lose :)

Welcome to all of you who are new to the challenges--this is THE best group of people you'll 'meet' online :) no flaming words here - it's a great place to come hang out for a bit... It took me a while til I was 'brave' enough to stop lurking and answer questions--and I hope you will all just jump right in and become a part of it all--sharing your good times, great ideas and harder times as well--we're here!!

Looking forward to this being a losing summer for most of us--and maintaining for a few--and hopefully not too many will see gains overall. Thanks for being a part of this--you're the best!!!

:) Liz

Shelby--I have to say - I LOVE the quote in your siggie--it's one of my all time favorite lines ever!

maiziezoe
05-27-2010, 03:20 PM
:wave2: Hi Ann! Are you teasing us by not answering the QOTD? Or you just don't feel like sharing today?!? :rotfl2:


I'm here my pretty!! Just moving slow today!!

Oh my goodness... I just noticed my kids are playing swords with FORKS! Momma better leave the computer now. :)

Dahly
05-27-2010, 03:28 PM
everything[/U]! I love the tortoise in your avatar -- is it your pet?

My son wishes it was his! It is actually a Galapagos Tortoise (probably around 500 lbs!) ...we did an Adventures by Disney trip last July and got thisclose to the tortoises..DS12 was in HEAVEN..he wants to be a be a herpetologist...we have one small tortoise and one water turtle at home now.

Speaking of Adventures by Disney...my 'BIG' reward for myself is the Italy trip next year for our 15th anniversary, but I am not willing to do it at the weight I am at now..as much as I loved our trip last year, I missed out on a few things because I just simply couldn't walk as far as the group was going to....so this challenge is coming at a great time! I want to be able to walk all over Rome and Florence without having to stop and take too many rest breaks.

Dahly

mommyof2Pirates
05-27-2010, 03:30 PM
Great job for all of you that lost so much weight and are making such great life changes. All your stories are so inspiring to read.

N&B's mom- I so can relate to your story. I never was really overweight until after children. Since then its been so crazy with working and keeping up with them that we have gotten to be fast food junkies. I really could not believe some of the pictures of me. Even now when I picture myself in my mind I am thin and "young looking":lmao: I often have said I am a me stuck in someone elses body. I have had a hard time being motivated to finally get all the weight off. This time I feel like I am ready. I am hoping it boosts my self esteem again and makes me feel like the person I really am.

jennz
05-27-2010, 03:33 PM
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/roefin2/IMG_1399.jpg
Here's a picture from the bridge at WL before we went to Narcoosee's for dinner for our anniversary. (I am shiny in all the pictures from all the sunscreen I gooped on!)

We had a great time! The second picture is at Whispering Canyon for breakfast. I had trouble getting enough protein, so I had scrambled eggs twice.

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af308/roefin2/IMG_1428.jpg

Oh--and we didn't just eat on this trip, I just liked these pictures!

I love these pics - you both look so happy!!!:hug: And skinny!



:dance3: Jennz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :dance3:

:dance3: maiziezoe :dance3: back at ya my friend!!:rotfl:

My son wishes it was his! It is actually a Galapagos Tortoise (probably around 500 lbs!) ...we did an Adventures by Disney trip last July and got thisclose to the tortoises..DS12 was in HEAVEN..he wants to be a be a herpetologist...we have one small tortoise and one water turtle at home now.

Speaking of Adventures by Disney...my 'BIG' reward for myself is the Italy trip next year for our 15th anniversary, but I am not willing to do it at the weight I am at now..as much as I loved our trip last year, I missed out on a few things because I just simply couldn't walk as far as the group was going to....so this challenge is coming at a great time! I want to be able to walk all over Rome and Florence without having to stop and take too many rest breaks.

Dahly

Oooh what an awesome reward!!! That will be fabulous!!

Such a great day - dd has some friends over and they're slip and sliding and dancing out back...they put a smile on my face,what great friends she has! I don't think they've stopped in the past 4 hours :banana: that's why they eat doritos and I don't!

uptown_girl44
05-27-2010, 03:57 PM
[QUOTE=lisah0711]
:wave2: Hi Vanessa! What did you do for the CP?
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This past semester I worked at the auto plaza at MK. I was the one that everyone had to stop everyone and either make you pay for parking or show me your annual pass or resort paper if you didn't have to pay. Fall semester I had probably the most magical job at WDW. I was a Fairy Godmother In Training at the BBB at DTD. I loved it!! My very first CP was in Fall 2007. I worked at the World of Disney, which was definatly the most interesting of my cp's.

I tried to get the quote thing to work, but I can't get it to...

flipflopmom
05-27-2010, 04:39 PM
Hey everyone! I'm Taryn (Karen with a T), 34, married for 13.5 years. We have 2 DD's. Oldest is 10, a competitive gymnast (STATE BEAM CHAMP!), and we had to have fertility drugs to get her. Youngest is the SURPRISE we were told we'd never have, 3.5, a certified goofball. She keeps us, and herself, in stitches (literally, she's a clutz). Been on Dis for a year and half, went to WDW last year for our "once in a lifetime with kids trip", came home, bought DVC, and will be back in 23 DAYS!!! I'm a Kindergarten teacher, working on my master's degree, drive oldest to gym 3 days a week, 45 minutes each way. I am very close to my parents, and lost my Daddy in September. I mention that, because it comes up often in my posts. I am the quintessential Daddy's girl, and some days are soooo hard.

As for this journey, I have always been "chunky". I lost weight after DD1, then gained it back. Did Atkins and lost 60 lbs, gained back 40 in the time since, with help from DD2. I decided after a dr's trip on Jan. 18th that I was NOT going to do this anymore. Started Couch to 5K, became a runner. (Aren't you proud I said that?) I now run 5K distance 3 times a week, sometimes with a 5 miler thrown in. I do Jillian's no more trouble zones for strength 3 days a week.

Since that fateful dr. visit, I've LOST 50 POUNDS!!!!!!!!! I now weigh less than I did when I graduated high school. Sadly enough, I have about 20 more to go. OR somewhere abouts. I'll know it when I see it! I am only setting my goal as 10 for this challenge, because we are doing Deluxe dining on our trip, so I will probably gain 10 that week, and it will really be 20!

Looking forward to meeting new friends, and hanging out with some of the greatest people ever I met doing the last challenge. Seriously. I love you guys! :hug:

Oh yeah, I tend to write books instead of posts. :laughing:

tigger813
05-27-2010, 04:50 PM
SO glad to see so many familiar faces from the last challenge and just as excited to see all the new people joining us!

This is truly a great group of people with a lot to share. Remember that you are not on this journey alone, we are all here with you to support you and lend our 2 cents! I couldn't have gotten this far without all of these wonderful people! I started the journey on my own and lost 20 before finding this group. I have now lost over 45 so you can see how valuable this group can be! I post several times a day and share both my good days and my bad!

For those new to the challenge, I am known as the Energizer Bunny as once I get going I don't stop! I have taken this past week slowly to regain my strength and energy for this new challenge.

I will start this challenge tomorrow with a 2-3 mile walk with my neighbor who also loves Disney!

Well, it's almost time to get ready for DD1s 4th grade concert. She's really excited about it and has practicing her song a lot lately.

Have a good night. I'll probably hop back on later, if not, I'll be back in the morning!

LuvBaloo
05-27-2010, 06:08 PM
Thanks Lisa for being our organizer and our first coach of the summer challenge! :thumbsup2
Time for me to jump in and answer the QOTD:
I'm Shannon, happily married (next month will be the 20th anniversary of our first kiss:love:) with 2 DD's (8 and 5):cutie::cutie:. I work full time in an industrial plant as the lab supervisor. I enjoy my paycheque, but really would like to switch to something in a cleaner atmosphere.
I a happy western Canadian, and love to vacation! DH & I have done road trips to WDW and DL without kids, and to DL with kids. So far we've done a 4night and 15night Disney Cruises, and in the planning stages for cruising again next year when the ship comes to our home province!:cool1:
I started my weight loss journey in Jan 2009 with BL6 here on the Dis. The first 20lbs were easy, and fell off in 5 months. The next 9 months the scale didn't really move, but the inches did, and in the last few months nothing has moved.
This week I gave myself a stern talking too, and finally realized that I have to deal with all of life's stress and the big picture, and be happier, and then the weight will start moving again.
So I'm sticking to a new plan to release stress, and am feeling very positive. Its funny but I'm going back to all the things I started doing to handle stress back when I was 12.

I'm also the WeightKeeper! This is my 4th time as Weightkeeper, and its been fun to be a participant in everybody's journeys :goodvibes
On an official note:
If you have any question about the numbers please ask. If there's something you'd like to see in the weekly reports, just ask. (I never promise to deliver, but I promise to consider!)
Starting weights are due tomorrow, and there will be some kind of starting report coming out next Tuesday.
I often don't get to things until the evening after the kids are in bed, so its often late Tuesday before results are posted.

I spent an hour and a half sewing Brownie badges on last night, and got some laundry done and its worth it to see my DD8yo's happy face looking at her Brownie uniform ready for the Advancement ceremony tonight. DD is very excited that my mom has decided to drive down (120km/65miles) to see it.:goodvibes

keenercam
05-27-2010, 06:54 PM
Hi, everyone! There are lots of familiar WISHers here and some of you might know me from my long-running WISH journal. I am 46 and have been married for more than 25 years. DD almost 22 attends college about 30 minutes away and visits home often. DSalmost 17 is a junior in high school. DH is a fantastic guy who loves me just the way I am but is always supportive and proud of my 'working hard to get and stay healthy' efforts.

I lost 70 pounds starting a little over 5 years ago after a 4th heart surgery gave me a new lease on life. I joined the WISH Disney running team and have completed 2 full marathons and 4 half marathons. Last July I hurt my knee during a 2 hour training run/walk and have been struggling mightily with weight gain since then. I had plenty still to lose before the injury, but at least my 5-7x/week workouts helped compensate for my bad eating habits. Unfortunately, in the past 10 months I've gained back more than 20 of those 70 pounds I'd lost. I had pretty serious knee surgery this past Monday and am looking forward to healing and getting back into a workout routine. Right now, I'm stuck in bed or a wheelchair with no weightbearing for a couple weeks and then only with crutches for a while. In the interim, I am working on re-learning all of the good eating habits that helped me lose all that weight and keep most of it off.

Looking forward to sharing the journey with all of you! If there's anything I've learned on my journey, it's that WISHers are among the kindest, most supportive and non-judgmental people in the world. :grouphug: