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Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Dec 15 2015
14:50 (UTC)
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Yes I would love to continue the challenges!!! Keeps me on my toes!  You all are the best!

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Dec 14 2015
13:44 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

11/2/15 - 197# (nooo not another plateau already!!!)

11/9/15 - 195# (woohoo movement!!! yay!)

11/16/15 - 193# (OMG!!! I'm freaking out, I am officially 1/3 of the way to my ultimate goal weight!!)

11/23/15 - 192# Movement is EXCITING!

11/30/15 - 194# this kind of movement is less exciting, but I'll look at it as motivating.  I'm sure this is due to consumption of excess sodium this past week.

12/7/15 - 190# OMG!!! I'm freaking out again - in a wicked happy way.  I've hit the 30# total loss (or TOSSED - I LOVE THAT) so far in my journey. The 2# gain from Thanksgiving WAS just the excess sodium.  When I got back on track, everything regulated back fairly quickly.  Also, back into the gym on week days, and enjoying my Zumba class.  Also gotta love that treadmill while catching my favorite HGTV shows on the boob tube.  

12/14/15 - 189# It's been a tough week, so I am actually quite surprised at the loss.  I felt time- strapped and didn't get to go to the gym as much as I wanted to.  I allowed my "ME" time to get pushed back due to house hunting appts.  The good news is that I think I'll be putting in an offer later today, so I can cross that off my "to do" list. Then I'll just have to deal with a move - no stress there! haha!

Have a great week!

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Dec 07 2015
13:39 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

11/2/15 - 197# (nooo not another plateau already!!!)

11/9/15 - 195# (woohoo movement!!! yay!)

11/16/15 - 193# (OMG!!! I'm freaking out, I am officially 1/3 of the way to my ultimate goal weight!!)

11/23/15 - 192# Movement is EXCITING!

11/30/15 - 194# this kind of movement is less exciting, but I'll look at it as motivating.  I'm sure this is due to consumption of excess sodium this past week.

12/7/15 - 190# OMG!!! I'm freaking out again - in a wicked happy way.  I've hit the 30# total loss (or TOSSED - I LOVE THAT) so far in my journey. The 2# gain from Thanksgiving WAS just the excess sodium.  When I got back on track, everything regulated back fairly quickly.  Also, back into the gym on week days, and enjoying my Zumba class.  Also gotta love that treadmill while catching my favorite HGTV shows on the boob tube.  

I have changed my treadmill routine in the past couple of weeks to be on the HIIT setting.  About 7 hills in a 30 min workout, varying from 4.5% - 10.5% elevation at about 3mph.  The breaks in between are enough for me to rest up for the next hill.  I think it's done wonders for my metabolism.  Next hurdle is making and then avoiding the Christmas cookies - ALWAYS a challenge for me.

Have a great week!

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Nov 30 2015
13:56 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

11/2/15 - 197# (nooo not another plateau already!!!)

11/9/15 - 195# (woohoo movement!!! yay!)

11/16/15 - 193# (OMG!!! I'm freaking out, I am officially 1/3 of the way to my ultimate goal weight!!)

11/23/15 - 192# Movement is EXCITING!

11/30/15 - 194# this kind of movement is less exciting, but I'll look at it as motivating.  I'm sure this is due to consumption of excess sodium this past week.

I certainly enjoyed my Thanksgiving vacation week.  I treated myself to some foods I normally wouldn't have, but did still retain some of my good eating habits as well. I tried to load up on veggies as much as possible, stayed away from alcohol, and drank a lot of water.  I enjoyed visiting with family, and just relaxing...but now - back on track!

Have a great week!

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Nov 23 2015
14:11 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

11/2/15 - 197# (nooo not another plateau already!!!)

11/9/15 - 195# (woohoo movement!!! yay!)

11/16/15 - 193# (OMG!!! I'm freaking out, I am officially 1/3 of the way to my ultimate goal weight!!)

11/23/15 - 192# Movement is EXCITING!

I treated myself to a clothes shopping night this week.  So much FUN to SEE the progress in new duds. Down to a size 14 from 18 in jeans.  This is almost more fun than seeing the # on the scale go down.

I missed going to the gym most days this week, I did make it Monday and Friday and had a glorious workout on Saturday after hunting and getting 2 deer down.  Dressed and drug them out of the woods, and hung them in the shed all on my own.  I'm having a "woman hear me roar" moment. LOL!

Have a great week!

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Nov 16 2015
14:06 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

11/2/15 - 197# (nooo not another plateau already!!!)

11/9/15 - 195# (woohoo movement!!! yay!)

11/16/15 - 193# (OMG!!! I'm freaking out, I am officially 1/3 of the way to my ultimate goal weight!!)

I have really been watching my diet carefully, but I am still giving myself a "treat vs. cheat" meal throughout the week.  I think it helps with my sanity.  I have essentially cut out all white/wheat flour foods with the exception of an occasional tortilla wrap for lunch, but I'm working out ebbing that out as well.  I just FEEL better without it. I make sure I have some protein at each meal/snack, and my carbs are mostly vegetables and fruit.  Occasionally, I'll have a baked white or sweet potato - but for the most part I try to avoid the starchy foods.  This has made a HUGE improvement in my energy levels.  I hit the gym after work Monday - Friday, and it helps clear my mind from the workday.  I feel like I miss out on my "me time" if I miss my gym day.

Thank you all for all your support and kind words!  Everyone is doing so well, even if the scale doesn't reflect that all the time.  This is more of a mental hurdle than anything else anyway.  Have a great week!

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Nov 09 2015
18:08 (UTC)
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Thanks!!!Well considering it didn't budge last week :) But I am very happy I wasn't tempted to kick the scale this week - haha

Ang

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Nov 09 2015
15:53 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

11/2/15 - 197# (nooo not another plateau already!!!)

11/9/15 - 195# (woohoo movement!!! yay!)

I've hit my 25# loss mark (work since 6/2015) - I am THRILLED.  Yes I have quite a lot more to go, but don't forget to celebrate all the completed steps on the journey!

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Nov 02 2015
13:33 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

11/2/15 - 197# (nooo not another plateau already!!!)

Games & Challenges 4th QUARTER 2015 Challenge - JOIN ANY TIME Oct 27 2015
17:27 (UTC)
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NAME: Angie

Starting weight: 197#

Goal Weight: For this challenge (ending 12/31/15) 185# about 6%

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU OR WHY YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CHALLENGE: Motivation to push through those holidays.

STATE: WI

Age: 44

Height: 5' 7"

Weigh-in day: Monday

Weight Loss IVE FINALLY LOST my first hundred... Apr 09 2012
16:43 (UTC)
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Way to go!!!  I'm sorry your outside "support system" is unhappy with your achievement, because it is SO AWESOME!!!  Keep it up! :)

Motivation For every comment I'll do 5 minutes of cardio. Apr 09 2012
16:41 (UTC)
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At this rate you could possibly still be in the gym until tomorrow morning! :)

Motivation motivation desperately needed Mar 22 2012
14:12 (UTC)
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Original Post by baltimoreamt:

I strongly suggest you make some smaller goals not just the 190 number.

Make a tiny step goal in terms of healthy eating every week and a tiny step goal in terms of exercise every week.

So forget about 190 and think about starting lifting some weights or a couch to 5K program.

Forget about forcing your sister to dio this ior not to do this you are going to suceed and do this for you and your health. Small steps every day every choice make the best choice for you.

 

Gotta agree with baltimore here.  Attaining small goals for yourself (rather than focusing on the whole journey) will fuel the fire of success for you.

Some tips Jen, that helped me finally find my way (an I'm still on it but 50# down only 18 left to go):

1) Journal - on here, great or in a private journal at home.  Something you can review every month or so...it shows you where your mind is, and how the changes you're making really is affecting you.  You'll be amazed, and it feels good to gain insight into your own thinking. :)

2) Evaluate ready, willing, & able constantly with your plans & goals.  Lets say you want to plan exercise for the week.  You schedule yourself for Mon, Wed, & Fri for an hour at 5pm.  Honestly troubleshoot what reasons you might have for missing that appt with yourself.  Are you ready to commit to that activity on those days?  Are you willing to do it? Is it an activity that you enjoy"? And are you able to do it?  You might have familiy or school commitments that might come up and impede your plan.  You must be ready, willing, & able to make any longlasting change to your lifestyle.

3) Get the full picture of your goal, you mentioned you want to be 190#.  There's your endpoint.  Now create small goals designed to get you there, and make sure they are reasonable and attainable.  I put sticky notes all over my bedroom mirror for example.  The first was marked with my starting weight, and I put an additional sticky note on for each 2# I would need to lose...all the way down to my goal weight.  OMG - talk about a sticky note mess...LOL  But when I lost 2#, I would take that weight sticky off & burn it.  I have a small metal container that I burn them in.  Girl - it feels good to have a "burn" day.  I make my way through 2# at a time.  Slowly but surely I can start seeing myself in the mirror.  Looks better than I remember too. :)

Good luck to you and there are so many people here on CC that is willing to help you through your journey if you are ready to go for it!  Lets do this thing.

Ang

Motivation honesty. Mar 22 2012
13:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by ootek:

I set up my food and log it at the beginning of the day, including a few small treats.  One, it keeps me from forgetting, and two, since I can look forward to a couple of Hershey's Kisses for my mid-afternoon snack and after dinner, and know I can enjoy them guilt-free because they're already accounted for, I'm much less tempted to sneak unauthorized foods during the rest of the day.

I do the same thing, it really helps keep me on track as well.  There are some days where I'll even log in my planned activity before I actually do it.  This encourages me to complete that which I planned myself and it also feels much better completing it rather than deleting from my log at the end of the day because I didn't "follow through".  I try to #1) be accountable to myself then #2) be accountable to my buddies on CalorieCamp.  Good luck to you! :)

Motivation I'm sure it's been done to death, but... Mar 20 2012
21:16 (UTC)
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Ditto!  Great posting :)

Motivation Thumbs up to CC! Mar 20 2012
15:25 (UTC)
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Original Post by brackish_kitty:

Original Post by anginwi:

Congrats on your changes, and I know you'll inspire others to try too!

Ang

Thanks, Ang! I just want to share with you that I have 4 of my co-workers counting calories and 2 of my neighbors as well just because of the change that they've seen in me and my husband. It takes some effort, honesty and patience to do this but it does pay off big time. The feeling of being strong and healthy is far more rewarding!

WOW!!! That rocks!  You're a trend setter! :)

Motivation I'm sure it's been done to death, but... Mar 20 2012
14:05 (UTC)
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Original Post by pip_squeek:

I too read this idea and thought it was fab! But I needed to adapt it to my own personality. So I went to the London bead shop in Covent Garden and chose beads to make a necklace! Each bead represents 1lb. So when I've reached my target weightloss I'll be able to wear my achievement with pride! It'll also be a constant visual reminder of how far I've come, and to never slip back. Well, a girl needs pretty jewellery, right?! Xx


I LOVE THIS!!!  I'm totally going to get some sweet beads. Wonderful, WONDERFUL!!! :)  Thanks!

Ang

Motivation Thumbs up to CC! Mar 20 2012
14:01 (UTC)
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How wonderful to be recognized for what you have learned and how you've incorporated that into you & your family's lives.  I work closely with our medical center's RD, Diabetes educator, physicians & nurses to help inspire some of these lifestyle changes in our patients' lives.  The most powerful educator to patients facing a needed change, whether it be diet or activity changes, is a PATIENT.  You've been where the other patients are at...and you DID IT.  I'm thrilled that they asked you to speak, your influence on others vastly out-weighs that of your physician, RD, or nutritionist.  They need your help, to help others.  That is absolutely fantastic!!!  Congrats on your changes, and I know you'll inspire others to try too!

Ang

Weight Loss Shocking the body Mar 13 2012
18:52 (UTC)
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Original Post by AjithGunawardana:

sorry to shatter your dreams. This shock you body idea is not about giving your body piza n soda. That should you put you back a bit and leave you having to work on some weight you should never have gained. The shock idea is about breaking a routine. Eat more healthy food one day less the next. The total calories for the 2 days remains unchanged. Change the type of exercise you do. Say you have been running 30 min a day for the last month. You will find your body does not have to work as hard to do that so skip, lift weights or something else in that 30 min.

And do consider you have lost 24 lbs in 4 weeks. Part would not have been fat loss. The sudden surprise you gave your body with exercise or diet could cause your body to lose water retention etc. Now it could be working it's way back to normal. Give yourself a month before panicking.

Couldn't have said it better myself.  On the nose. :)

 

Motivation 42.5 lbs down in two months! WOW! Mar 12 2012
15:30 (UTC)
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Amazing story, you are truly an inspiration - and you have an AMAZING guardian angel.  Your family should be so proud of your new attitude on life.  Keep up the good work!

Ang

 

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