View Full Version : WISH - Thanksgiving Challenge - Week 4 Check In

10-05-2004, 09:03 AM
WOOHOO!! Another week down! :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc How's everybody hanging in there? Just think, from this Thursday there's only 7 more weeks left until Thanksgiving! We have plenty of time to keep kicking :cool1: these pounds off!

Finally, life is settling back down for me, and I lost 2 lbs this week! So that puts me at 3/15. Not the greatest, but whew, what a month I've had. I just have to overlook the obstacles and do what is best for me! After my 3yo dd's HUGE princess party this weekend, I think I will be alot more focused on my WW program. (requests for pixie dust needed...so I don't lose it before then! :eek: )

How's everyone doing? I'm ready to hear all about it! I'm almost done updating the challenge list, but I think we should all give CookieGVB a big hand for her new 50 lb. clippie!! :thewave: Great job!!! ::yes::

10-05-2004, 10:14 AM
I'll just copy from the other thread: ;)

Originally posted by KimRaye
Didn't see a Week 4 thread yet, so here I post.....1 more lb down this week, 61.5 total, 4/10 for the Challenge!! :Pinkbounc

Here's to a great week for everyone else!!! ::yes::

*Pixie Dust* for you, Tiffany!! :sunny:

10-05-2004, 10:42 AM
I weighed yesterday - down .5 pounds. I'm now 3.5/8 for the challenge. I'm determined to get the last 4.5 pounds off by Thanksgiving. Thanks to everyone here who offers so much encouragement and support!! :D

My goal this week is to make sure I stay consistent with exercising.

10-05-2004, 11:03 AM
How about an updated list... :teeth:

AuroraluvsPhillip 3/10 (5 WISH lbs. gone!)
BabyTigger99 0/15 (1st challenge & 15 WISH lbs. gone!)
bigsis1970 0.5/13 (15 lbs. Down, looking forward to her Halloween trip with Mickey!)
bubie2.5 0/7 (Looking to get back on track!)
catherine 2/10 (DOUBLE-WOW! Super proud owner of a 125 lb. WISH clippie!!)
Cheryl N. WI 3/12 (Motivated WISHer working towards Thanksgiving cruise!)
chrismiss56 1/10 (5 WISH lbs. gone & working on a new clippie!)
clr1194 3/15 (10 WISH lbs gone by sticking to WW!)
CookieGVB 8/25 (proud owner of 40 lb. WISH clippie!)
crzy4dals 8/25 (on WW & getting ready to go "home"!)
CruisingCA2005 0/6 ( 5 WISH lbs. gone & met Aug. Exercise Challenge Goal!)
d4est 1.5/15 (New Atkins challenger!)
DisneyEnthusiastic 0/15 (10 WISH lbs down & met goal for Aug. exercise challenge!)
disneyfan551 3/15 (Recommitted to WISH & getting ready for Dec. trip to the World!)
dizneyfam 1.5/15 (5 WISH lbs. gone & meeting her sis's challenge!)
DVCTiff 4.5/10 (DVC Owner, going "home" in October!)
goofy4wdw59 0/14 (proud DVC owner focusing on her WISH goal!)
helenk 0/10 (30 WISH lbs. gone & Dec. trip upcoming!)
Hollyann 0/10 (on her way with 10 WISH lbs. gone!)
Imhall2000 0/24 (She's a 55 lb. WISH loser, ambitiously working towards her New Year's goal!)
jazyjewel 0/30 (Motivated WISHer with a gorgeous 60 lb. Clippie!!)
July 5.5/8 (15 WISH lbs. & met her Aug. Exercise Challenge Goal!)
kayeandjim00 0/20 (Owner of a gorgeous 50 lb. WISH clippie!)
KimRaye 4/10 (55 WISH lbs. wished away with WW!)
KJo719 4/15 (5 WISH lbs. down!)
LIFERBABE 5.5/25 (Restarted plan on 9/3 & working hard at it!)
LittleMissMickey 1.5/10 (5 WISH lbs. Down & working towards WISHcon 2005!)
LovesDoomBuggies 0/
luvmydogs 8/15 (WOW! 110 lbs. gone & ready to buckle back down!)
LuvTigger 0/10 (Maintaining loss, but needs support for upcoming trips!)
MelanieC 5/12 (Getting back to goal & ready for Disney!)
MickeyMagic 2.6/18.5 (Lost 21 lbs for 1st 10% goal!)
Minniespal 6/15 (30 WISH lbs. gone & counting down the days to reach her Master's Degree!)
Mr.BsMom 0/20 (10 WISH lbs. gone & getting ready for 10th Anniversary @ WDW in December!)
mrsschlep 8/20 (New WISHer on SBD that was motivated enough to 'de-lurk'!)
panfan 0/15 (10 WISH lbs. down & Dec. trip upcoming!)
perfectmatch300 2/8 (45 WISH lbs. lost on Atkins!)
Princess Michelle 2/30 (8 WISH lbs. gone & "cruising" towards her Nov. cruise!)
r3ngels 0.5/9 (Settling down after a summer vacation from WW!)
sadeeyore 0/20 (Happy to be in Onederland & getting back on track!)
Sethsmama 1/12 (New WISHer on WW, just back from her 1st Disney trip!)
silver7 3/15 (She's getting ready for her Thanksgiving cruise!)
sm4987 4/10 (45 WISH lbs. gone & dedicated exercise goddess!)
spiceycat 0/5 (New WISHer with a realistic goal!)
Steve's Wife 0/20 (Lost 30+ lbs. with the TOPS program!)
teachingmykids 1.5/15 (Homeschooling Mom refusing to give up!)
Tera 4.6/15 (New WISHer on WW, getting ready for her '05 cruise!)
TigerBear 3.5/8 (Determined to lose these lbs. to meet goal!)
tiggerlover 2.8/8.5 (50 WISH lbs. lost w/WW & getting back on track!)
TinkerbellTracy 0/22 (DVC Owner looking to lose 50 lbs overall)
twotoohappy 2/15 (challenging her sis "dizneyfam" to look good for their trip "home"!)
WANNABE@WDW 1/25 (After a 40 lb. Loss, she's starting to notice the inches melting away!)
wtpclc 4/10 (Dedicated to lose & keep exercising!)
yasuern 4/12 (30 WISH lbs. down & more to go!)
ZerasPride 0/ (WOW! 79 WISH lbs. down & survivor of 2 Cheat Free challenges!)

Currently, we have 55 challengers with a goal of 779 lbs to lose! :earseek: And, we have been successful in losing 125 lbs so far!!! :jumping1: That is so awesome!!! :flower1: Keep up the great job everyone!!

We are still missing some updates, so I'll be getting in touch with those people to remind them. If you see any errors, please let me know!

10-05-2004, 11:45 AM
Wow, what a list!! Thanks for adding me.

Have a loserly week everyone!

10-05-2004, 12:32 PM
Sorry I haven't posted...
I have lost 4 pounds so far--and, hanging in there!
Wishing you all continued success and down we go.

10-05-2004, 01:13 PM
Hi Everyone!!!

Down 2.6 pounds this week for a total of 7.2 pounds. Only 7.8 pounds to go for my 15 pound goal!!!!

10-05-2004, 02:02 PM
2 more pounds gone!! That's 5/15, only 10 more pounds to my challenge goal.

Good luck everyone and have a great week! :wave:

10-05-2004, 03:23 PM
I am not doing so great

I hope before the end of the month to start Atkins

but I love my starches - not to mention cokes.....

I need to go a whole week going drinking water and no chocolate!!!

10-05-2004, 04:10 PM
Dang! Every time I enter these challenges - the scale stops moving! I haven't lost any more weight! I'm still exercising and eating right - it's only a matter of time!

10-05-2004, 04:17 PM
I lost 1.5 pounds this week which makes my total so far for this challenge 5.5/15 pounds.

10-05-2004, 05:59 PM
9 days in the world, and I didnt gain a pound!!!!!!!!!

:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

Im down 1 3/4" since my last weigh/measure on 9/21/04, but weight is holding steady. 1" is from my hips!

Im thrilled because we attended many social functions, visited Epcot for the F&W fest.

10-05-2004, 08:15 PM
WOW Tiffany! Thanks so much for compiling all our updates! :hug:

I'm not sure why this week was so good, but I'll take it--I lost 3 pounds, for a total of 11/15! :hyper:

A big congratulations to all the losers out there, and BIG HUGS of encouragement to those who feel they made need some! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Steve's Wife
10-05-2004, 09:29 PM
Just got back from weigh-in and I lost 1.5 pounds -- only 18.5 to go!
P.S. Can anyone point me in the right direction to change my countdown?

10-06-2004, 03:51 AM
Sorry I haven't posted. Since I only weigh myself at the end of every month I guess I thought there was no point because I had nothing to report.

I'm still on track ~ Have increased my exercise and also changed it slightly and I do feel the benefits already.

Have a great week everyone.

10-06-2004, 08:01 AM
I'm still at 4/10. After the weekend I had, though, I'll take it. I should be back to normal again now, so I hope for a nice loss this week!

10-06-2004, 08:56 AM
I am now down 5.5 lbs, only 9.5 more to go. . .:eek:

10-06-2004, 10:57 AM
Thanks Tiffany for the updated list!! I'm sure that took quite a bit of work to do.

Congratuations to july and luvmydogs who are over half way to their goal!! :Pinkbounc :bounce: :hyper: :bounce: :Pinkbounc . Hope I didn't leave any other halfwayers out.

For those with slower loss, don't let it discourage you. We still have 7 weeks to go!! A lot can be lost in 7 weeks!! ::yes:: Together we can do this. :tongue:

10-06-2004, 12:48 PM
Ugh - I'm up .5 so my total's 4/10. This is going sooooo slow and I've been eating so well and exercising my tushie off! I'm seeing a doctor next month to see if there may be more going on here.

In any case, BIG CONGRATS to everyone who is seeing the lbs slip away. I'm still very proud to be part of such a great group!

Have a terrific week!

10-06-2004, 03:38 PM
down .5 lb so that makes me 2/15

10-06-2004, 09:59 PM
had a flat week here. :o

BUT hey i did not go up!

Time to step up my exercising. Ordered a new bike on Tuesday hopefully the shop will have it Sunday.

Heres hoping for a better week to come.

10-07-2004, 08:33 AM
crzy4dals...don't worry! You've been doing great! Staying steady is ALOT better than going up!! :teeth:

DVCTiff... I know how hard it is when the process seems to drag along, but you have to feel better that you are eating right and am in CONTROL of your life! That's a great feeling! ::yes:: Don't worry, it will pay off, just keep it up!

Minniespal....Thanks for checking in, even though you weigh monthly! We like to hear how it's going, regardless of the numbers on the scale! ;) Way to go on your "exercise persistance"!

Steve'sWife...Regarding the countdown, I'm not sure. Try to post on the Community Board & I'm sure you'll find the answer in no time! :teeth:

Hollyann...You've got the right attitude girl! :sunny: You know you are headed in the right direction, so don't worry about that dang scale! When you are eating right and exercising, you can't go wrong!

Keep up the great job everyone!! :goodvibes

10-07-2004, 11:41 AM
I lost 2 more pounds. I'm now at my wish goal!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 pounds to my Thanksgiving challenge goal.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

10-07-2004, 11:48 AM
sm4987...CONGRATULATIONS!!! :thewave: You have done a great job to get to your WISH goal!! Send the rest of us some of your pixie dust... :wizard:

10-07-2004, 11:57 AM
Congratulations Sheree'!! Way to go!!!

:jumping1: :cool1: :jumping1:

10-07-2004, 02:27 PM
I would like to re-start and re-join this challenge if I may.

Here's my scoop.....I would like to claim a 20 lb clippie for the Thanksgiving Day Challenge. BYW.....I have 4 lbs to loose before I can rightfully own the 10 lb clippie at the bottom of my post:( So.....that's 16 pounds total!

I also have another goal.......just keep swimming....just keep swimming....as Dory would say from Nemo! Meaning just keep excercising! I know my body and self-control w/eating! If I can just manage to get the excercise in.....the rest comes easier!

Hopfully will check in next week with good news on my progress!


10-08-2004, 05:15 PM
Put me down for NO CHANGE ( I hope). I just got back from 8 days at The World plus, the battery in my scale went out. So I haven't weighed since I got home. :eek:

10-08-2004, 07:55 PM
down .5 again,,,, now 2.5/15

Hey I love the running tab of our total weight loss! As a group we've lost over 130 pounds, that's like losing a rottweiler (or 2 dalmations and a cocker spaniel!:crazy: )

10-09-2004, 12:07 PM
Hi all,,

I have just been soo busy with home and work these past few weeks! Since the challenge started I have lost 6lbs total! I wish I had more time to check out these boards - but life is SOO BUSY RIGHT NOW! I wish all continued sucsess!


10-11-2004, 09:01 AM
Well, I'm a bit late, but I'm checking in. I haven't weighed myself because my scale is broken (it just flashes 0.45 over and over), but I am definitely feeling better about myself. I can feel some ribs and hipbones that have been missing for quite some time!! Don't take that the wrong way; I'm certainly not wasting away or anything. :)

I have even BETTER motivation than Thanksgiving... I'm going to a wedding in two weeks that my ex will be at!!!
I will be getting lots of exercise this week at work, so I will hopefully have more success to report next week. Sorry I've been so bad about keeping up with the thread... I will try to get better! :)

10-11-2004, 12:29 PM
As bad of a week as I've had, being sick for 10+ days, my MIL in hospice, and only 3 days of exercise.....I lost 4.5 lbs this week, for a WISH total of 66 lbs. Must be stress. :rolleyes:

Hope everyone has a great check-in this week!

10-11-2004, 01:04 PM
I'm down 3.6 pounds this week - I'm at 11.6/25 for the challenge, and down a total of 55 pounds since I started Weight Watchers back in May. :) Grabbing that new 55 pound clip - woohoo!

10-11-2004, 02:32 PM
Wow Kim & Cookie, GREAT job and Congratulations on the weight loss and new clippie. I WANT that 55 pound clippie!!!!!!:earseek:

Kim - Sorry to hear about your MIL. It's amazing what stress does to your body:crazy: My DM had hospice coming to the house during her last days with cancer and it's AMAZING what those people do. They are a rock & pillar during a difficult time. May God give you and your family strength during this time.

10-11-2004, 03:11 PM
panfan...Way to go for rejoining! :cheer2: It's never too late to take control & do what's best for you! Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming... :fish:

teachingmy kids...If you had no change while at WDW, that's a great accomplishment! Go get the new battery for your scale, and give us the scoop! :daisy:

twotoohappy...Way to go! A loss is always good! :teeth:

yasuern...I understand where you're coming from, life can get in the way of the DIS sometimes! :( But, a total of 6 lbs is great!! ::yes:: Keep up the good work!

LovesDoomBuggies...Seeing an ex can be great motivation! Show him what he's missing! :teeth:

KimRaye...Girl, you have had a crazy week! :crazy: But, you are doing so great, and not letting those situations get you! Just keep your chin up & it'll be smooth sailing... :boat:

CookieGVB...55 lbs. since joining WW in May? WOW!! :eek: That is so exciting! I'll be rejoining WW this week! Got any tips for me? ;)

Tera...You are so right. Hospice workers are angels in disguise. They were so great with my DGM during her battle with cancer from June-Sept. this year. Even though we live 4 hrs. away, we'll never forget them & will keep in touch with them.

I'm getting ready to post a new check-in thread, so check out our new totals... :sunny:

10-12-2004, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Tera
Kim - Sorry to hear about your MIL. It's amazing what stress does to your body:crazy: My DM had hospice coming to the house during her last days with cancer and it's AMAZING what those people do. They are a rock & pillar during a difficult time. May God give you and your family strength during this time. Originally posted by disneyfan551
KimRaye...Girl, you have had a crazy week! :crazy: But, you are doing so great, and not letting those situations get you! Just keep your chin up & it'll be smooth sailing... :boat:

Tera...You are so right. Hospice workers are angels in disguise. They were so great with my DGM during her battle with cancer from June-Sept. this year. Even though we live 4 hrs. away, we'll never forget them & will keep in touch with them.
Thank you both, very, very much. You all help me more than you know. :grouphug:

10-17-2004, 08:03 PM
I'm checking in for this week. I'm holding steady, nothing lost, nothing gained. The great thing about this is, I'm bloated and haven't put on anything!!! Looking forward to a loss by the end of next week.