BL Summer Challenge 2009

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  1. MelanieC

    MelanieC <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

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    Back from my lunch to Sushi, and I ordered my normal items where I know the calories. One of the girls from our group lunch is going back to Seattle with her boss who is starting up another company and one of the other's just told me that she is going to another company to be the COO. We know the owner and the people that work there really well because we go so often. The girl who is going to be a COO worked with the chef and nothing that we ordered came out. We had course after course of yummy food.

    It started with salad with ginger dressing, a seaweed salad to share and a squid salad to share. Then we got a miso type soup with mushrooms. Then there was an oyster shot, and a tray of raw scallops. Then we had a tuna sundae to share. Then we each got a sushi platter, with striped bass, tuna, salmon, hamachi and Australian hamachi. Then he brought out a roll to share - not sure what kind this was. Then we got a kale juice we make (we always get this when we go) -its in a shot glass. And then we had our usual fried banana (just a tiny small piece) with honey and a green tea dessert that was split into 4. I'm so stuffed- it took us over 2 hours to eat this.

    Now I gotta try to break the calories down on this. Luckily a lot of it was just a bit here or there of the stuff we shared.
     
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  3. 50sjayne

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    Mmmhh...playing catch up. Favorite ride at Disneyland---Space Mountain. Followed by my new favorite except it's at California Adventures--Toy Story Midway Mania! Healthy day--sure, if I ever get my but off the computer..

    She's a very pretty little calico that hangs out at a restaurant located near the entrance to California Adventures at the Grand Californian hotel. Disneyland has a lot of ferals that they take care of, legend has it they were brought in years ago to help control the mouse population (lol) and ended up living in Sleeping Beauty's castle. Many were found when they went to open it up again some time back. Some have figured out they can get great food from people at restaurants and are actually quite friendly, most you don't see--they are nocturnal. You can see some of the housing Disney has set up around the parks for them, I saw the houses behind the Hungry Bear from the train, and some to the side and back of the zephyr ice cream place in CA.
    You can see a picture of the Whitewater snacks kitty in my trip report if you want--just click on the link in my sig.

    Salad dressing-- I've never made it. I like a salad at Costco we get though every time we are there. We end up eating the whole bag every time--it's got a low cal ceasar salad dressing and some crackers and really thin sliced cheese-- y'know the kind you put in ceasar salad-- having a senior moment...anyway it's really good.
     
  4. ibouncetoo

    ibouncetoo <font color=009999>I get excited by the little thi

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    Well, the boss has a cold, so I didn't want to go to lunch with him! :lmao:Got my 6 point double meat subway and have 2 points of pretzels for a little later this afternoon. Tonight I can hit the grocery and get some REAL supplies.

    Here's the kitty photo!

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  5. corinnak

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    I'm not going to catch up on all the QOTD, but I missed a lot of these in my previous intro. :rolleyes:

    Today's QOTD is a two part question. Tell us a little about yourself and your goals for this challenge.

    I am so close to having lost 25 pounds since I started in January, I can taste it. Hopefully tomorrow is the day I get to change my clippie!

    My goals for this challenge - I have been averaging about a pound a week (some weeks more, some weeks nothing! ha ha! But averaging.) and want to continue on that same path. Between starting weigh in and August 17, I hope to lose: 13 pounds. Talk about your odd numbers!

    I am starting a program to be able to do 100 push ups, as well. I would like to build up my strength and tone my arms and shoulders. I also need to crank my mileage up. I hope to do a 10 mile road race on 4th of July and thinking strongly of the DL Half in August!!


    QOTD -- What are your plans for the summer? How will your plans help or hinder your goals for this challenge?


    Summer is always difficult because I spend an extended period of time with my in-laws in the summer. They like to eat out a LOT, my SIL always has donuts on her kitchen counter, and I would be lying if I said they didn't stress me out a little just being who they are. And as ever, any change in routine can throw me off. I have slipped and fallen more than once in the summer, so I am going to work extra hard this year to continue my healthy habits and choices.
     
  6. princessbride6205

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    QOTD - How healthy...today?
    I'm really striving for a loss on the first weigh in, so I'm being super good today. I actually did pretty well all week. Here's hoping the scale reflects my efforts! I'm going to do my own "last chance workout" tonight - the BL Bootcamp DVD. Only question mark today is dinner. No idea what we're having! Maybe sandwiches, plus fruit and veggie.
     
  7. CruiseBoundnKY

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    I am trying to break the Mountain Dew habit. I did NOT crack open a can yesterday and this morning I had a bad headache.

    Anyway, I was outside working on cleaning out the pool, sweating my butt off (I hope :lmao:), I came inside for a break dying for a Dew. BUT I grabbed a bottle of water instead. :cool1::thumbsup2:thumbsup2

    Just had to share my moment. FYI Pools that have not been covered over the winter are SUPER YUCKY!!!

    ~Karen
     
  8. LuvBaloo

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    MelanieC - the only thing that I noticed is your daily intake is quite consistent, perhaps mixing up your daily calories to have some higher days, might help?


    ::yes:: PM your weights tomorrow and results will be posted by Tuesday. :goodvibes
     
  9. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

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    Sounds like a great start!

    I think that you came up with a great plan in spite of those obstacles -- good job. :goodvibes

    Sounds good! It sounds like you will have a lot of super results in your PM inbox tomorrow. :cool1:

    That big whoosh is going to happen any time because you are doing so well! :thumbsup2

    Sounds like a pretty healthy day to me. Yes, please PM your weight tomorrow to LuvBaloo.

    It sounds like everyone is being very healthy today for that last push before first weigh-in. ;)

    Welcome, dizneedoll! This is a great group of people and I think that you will have a wonderful losing summer. :cheer2:

    :grouphug: Sounds like you are heading in the right direction and we are all here to help you!

    Sounds good! I will look for it next time I go to Costco.

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you and being looking for your fabulous ribbon any time now! :yay:

    Sounds like a good dinner for a week-night. :)
     
  10. sskem96

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    Hi, I'm joining up! I did the BL7 challenge in Jan/Feb and lost about 12-14 pounds, and have since gained back every bit of it! I started back to WW last night (It's been a couple years), and I'm want to take the weight off and keep it off! I got the new Wii Active and after 3 days of using it I feel like I'm going to die!
     
  11. lisah0711

    lisah0711 <font color=red>♥ <font color=royalblue>her Disney

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    Welcome, sskem96! Please PM LuvBaloo with your starting weight, if you haven't already. :thumbsup2
     
  12. MelanieC

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    That is what I'm thinking too. It's the only thing that makes sense. I think since I have the wedding this weekend and I know my calories are higher my mindset was to be good all last weekend and all this week. It might have backfired on me. I ended today around 1422. I'm tempted to have a snack now - but it's after 9pm already and should probably just wait till tomorrow. I'm going to Thai tomorrow, so my calories should be a higher tomorrow - and well I have no idea what they are having to eat at the Wedding. We are also going up tomorrow night to stay at one of my BIL's houses.


    I guess I just have to hope that whatever I should have lost this week comes off next week and I have a big week then. Or maybe I'll get lucky for tomorrow, but where I'm at right now - I don't think it's going to go whoosh by tomorrow morning - especially since I had sushi today.
     
  13. RangerPooh

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    I like your idea. That's usually me :lmao:
     
  14. RangerPooh

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    Today was an ok day. I didn't drink as much water as I had hoped, but I drank a bunch. I also watched what I ate throughout today. While I did have a burger and shake this afternoon after our playdate in the hot sun, I ate reasonably the remainder of the day. At dinner I even made a salad :scared1: I know! DH really enjoyed it. Here's to hoping that I either lost today or remain the same.
     
  15. pjlla

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    Good night all! See you for weigh-in in the morning! Sleep well...............P
     
  16. ibouncetoo

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    hmmmmmmm.....an I going to regret choosing pasta for dinner tonight....we'll see.....
     
  17. LuvBaloo

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    Good luck to everybody with weigh-in's tomorrow :goodvibes

    I was good today and manage to get exercising in yesterday and today to make the week balance out. :thumbsup2
     
  18. donac

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    Good Friday Morning here on the east coast. It is a lovely day here in jersey. Sunny skies and temps in the 80's. Possible storms on Sat and Sun

    THe time has come for the first COW

    COW 1

    THis week's COW starts on today 5/22/09 and will run until midnight Thursday 5/28/09. It will be an easy COW since we are all just getting started.

    YOu get 1 point for each day you follow the COW

    This week will start easy

    Drink 8 glasses of water (1 point for each day)
    Eat 2 servings of veggies (1 point for each day)
    East 2 pieces of fruit (1 point for each day)

    On Friday send me

    XX days drinking water
    XX days eating 2 serving of veggies
    XX days eating 2 pieces of fruit.

    Thanks and enjoy the COW



    Do you do not have to do the entire COW. You can do bits and pieces of it that work into your plan. It is just there to motivate you and to help you think about developing new habits. THis will be a progressive thing. As the weeks go on I will be adding to these new habits. For next week you might want to find or get a pedometer, it might come in handy.


    HAve fun with this.

    This has been a crazy week. Wed night the local high school (not the one I teach at) won an local award for their costumes from their spring musical. It was ggreat to see the costume designer win after not winning last year for Beauty and the Beast. He got back to his seat and turned to me and said "I forgot to say your name" But he had mentioned all the incredible moms who help him and I know I was in there. Next month we are up for a state award for the same thing and my name is on the nomination for all that I have done for him.:banana::banana: We won't win but it was nice to see my name on the nomination.

    I also am pretty sure that I will be having foot surgery 2 days after school lets out. They called me about having done Jun 5th but that would mean I would miss the end of school and the award show that I mentioned above. I was more worried about the awards show but I would also hate to miss graduation. (I have been to as many as 4 graduations in one season)

    I am the same as last week which is okay since it was such a crazy week. Hope everyone else is a loser.

    I also got to see the new Star Trek movie last night. If anyone was a trekkie fan from the past you need to see it. It was a lot of fun and full of action.
     
  19. TammyNC

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    Not much time again this morning but want to pop in and try to stay caught up on the posts. I love how busy our thread is:cool1:.

    I didn't do the greatest in way of eating yesterday but it could have been a lot worse...I ate 1/2 of my sandwich at lunch but had a few fried green beans (there is this one locally owned deli that we eat at while at convention and it is always great). For dinner, I ended up eating pizza but only had a piece and didn't snack any the rest of the day. I drank lots of water and on top of lots of walking around the bookfair, we walked to our meals and stores yesterday once we parked the car, we didn't get back in it.

    Today is a new day...I'm going to have a good healthy breakfast and have a salad for lunch today no matter how tempting the other stuff seems. At dinner we'll split a meal so no problem there.

    I'm going to keep the water bottle filled today and drink lots. If I'm making a lot of stops at the bathroom, I'll know I'm doing my job:thumbsup2.

    I hope everyone has a great day. Stay on track and let's have a great WI this week.
    :cheer2:
     
  20. mikamah

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    :lmao::lmao: hope not!

    Happy weighin day fellow losers!! Hope everyone has a great day and good weighin. If it's not a good week for you, that's ok, just start fresh with a new day, and next week will be better.

    I am happy to be down 1.6 pounds. I went to the beach last night with a picnic supper, and only brought healthy foods- fruit yogurt, turkey and cheese, and I did not miss the cookies and goldfish that usually accompany us to the beach one bit. My son didn't either. He loves fruit and we had strawberries and cantaloupe, so he was thrilled. I'm off to work early today, so I'll be back in tonight to catch up on everyones weighins. Good luck to all!!
     
  21. pjlla

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    Good Morning all! Sorry I didn't get on here earlier... it was a busy morning!

    I have been selected the "Coach" this week. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas and hearing yours.

    I am pleasantly surprised to be able to report that I am down 1.8 this morning. It kind of ties in with my theory that maybe I haven't been eating ENOUGH lately. I had a couple of big meals last weekend that effectively used up all of my 35 flex points for the week, most of which I RARELY use. Maybe I need to think about using them more often.

    Anyhow.... I will start off my week with this Question Of The Day.

    What is your favorite physical attribute (on yourself)? Maybe you have great eyes, or perfect teeth. What is it about yourself that you really like right now? (Not in 10 pounds or whatever.)
    I don't tend to think about myself in a very positive tone, as I suspect most people with weight problem would agree to, so I had to really think about this. I eliminated several things (I have nice hair, but I don't like the gray, I have nice long thin fingers, but my hands are showing their age lately). I think I will go with my LEGS. I don't tend to hold onto too much weight in my thighs, I don't have any varicose veins (thank goodness that gene didn't get passed), and I only have one tiny spider vein behind my knee. I have nice small ankles and since I am blonde my legs never look too hairy!:rotfl:

    So there you have it.... that is my favorite physical attribute. How about you?

    For those of you who don't really know me, I'll give you a quick intro. My name is Pamela (NOT Jill). I am almost 45 years old :scared1: and I am happily married for 17 years. I have an almost 14 y/o DD and an 11 1/2 y/o DS.

    I have struggled with my weight since I was an early teen. I lost weight in early high school and kept it off through high school and college. I was slightly overweight when I met DH, but for the 4 years before we were engaged I gained more. I lost it before we got married but rapidly regained it after the big event. I have bounced around several times since 1992 with my weight but never managed to quite hit my goal or to keep the weight off. This time I AM DOING IT!! I am currently 9.2 lbs away from my goal weight. The last time I was this thin was probably a few months before my wedding. Sometimes I can't believe how slim I am, but other times I can't believe I ONLY have 10 pounds left.

    Most all of my weight loss over the years has been done with Weight Watchers, but I did try a brief stint with Jenny Craig in 1995 (through a friend who worked for them) and I made a few weeks attempt at Atkins, but it was NOT for me.

    Anyhow.... here come my students, so I have to run. I'll be back later to see how everyone is doing........................P
     

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