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At 460 odd posts, the old thread is getting a bit long.  Kicking over to a new thread to make life easier.  

You can find the old thread here.

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Sorry I didn't get checked in yesterday.  I had a crying breakdown last night over Easter "grandparent" photos and "pregnancy" announcements I saw on facebook and took a break of online interaction for the night.

 

I lost!  237.2 pounds and on AF too.  Yeah!  Go RED TEAM!

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Sigh. I suppose you have to be fair smile.gif I'm doing my own challenge, but it's really not fun being accountable only to myself! Would any of the waiting list ladies want to start a new thread? Not sure I want to wait until May - too much to lose. In the meantime, thanks Milk for the offer to challenge off-thread - you're on lady!!
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I was hoping to start week 2 of c25k today but I donated blood yesterday and it left me more rundown than I thought it would. I haven't donated since before I got pregnant with my first and didn't realize it would be a different ball game with two little ones. Unfortunately I think donating again will have to wait till my kids are older. Of course, my 14 month old has made waking in the middle of the night an art form in the past couple of weeks so that does not help.

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Sorry I didn't check in yesterday! I unfortunately have gone up - 189.4 - I think it was Easter candy and my husband's birthday celebrations that threw me. One more dinner out tonight then hopefully I'll be better this week. 

 

Has anyone done the cabbage soup diet? Some friends were talking about it this weekend, and I had never heard of it. Something to help curb my sweet tooth would be great. Maybe south beach? 

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got it. 144.6 this morning. today i ate starting at 7 am, about 1/4 lb. turkey, fruit salad (with no yogurt), strong black coffee, ice water, oatmeal with more fruit ... and then for lunch, salad with sunflower kernels and full fat ranch dressing, and another bowl of fruit salad (no yogurt). 

 

that's it, and i'm done eating for the day at noon. 

 

walked for 1 mile this morning, have a busy afternoon ahead with kid stuff and going places. i will drink more coffee and iced tea (no sweeteners or creamers). 

 

SURELY i will get to 143 by morning, right??

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Tracylee - the south beach phase one was pretty tough, but if you do it without cheating, it REALLY works for curbing your sweets cravings.  I liked south beach, but it was very tough for me to stick to because I don't eat eggs, and minimal dairy.  But good stuff and worth trying out for sure!

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Ok, the updated standings for the new thread.  We have all week 3 weights but one, so here we go . . .

 

 

Name

Start

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Total Loss

% Loss

Amandamarie

217.6

216.4

216.2

214

 

 

 

 

 

3.6

 

Adaline’sMama

149

148.5

149

149

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

allisonrose

166

164

164.6

165

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

BarefootMama99

207.6

203.5

201.8

196.2

 

 

 

 

 

11.4

 

Buzzer Beater

152

147

145

145

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

claybear

207

204

202

200

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

christinelin

271

269

266

266

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

Dida17

194.8

195.2

193.4

194.8

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

dbsam

240

237.4

236.2

237.5

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

 

Dantesmama

162

157

156.8

152.4

 

 

 

 

 

9.6

 

Dmitrizmom

205

198.8

198.6

197.6

 

 

 

 

 

7.4

 

huha

-------

210.5

208

208.5

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

krisnicjohn

158

153.5

153.5

151

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

lilacvioletiris

-------

238.8

237.8

237.2

 

 

 

 

 

1.6

 

lairaja

-------

177

175

174.5

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

 

LBCMAX

153

152.2

153

152

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Mommy22IN

184

182

183.4

181.2

 

 

 

 

 

2.8

 

Mamefati28

144

140

138

138

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

mamaclukey

149.3

147

147.8

147.8

 

 

 

 

 

1.5

 

Milk8shake

179.3

177.4

175.8

174.9

 

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

Nillarilla

150.8

150.8

150.6

?

 

 

 

 

 

?

 

pacificbliss

169

170

168.6

167.2

 

 

 

 

 

1.8

 

PNCTink

208.6

208.4

210.6

209.8

 

 

 

 

 

-1.2

 

Ruthiegirl

193

188

188

188

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

stegenrae

156

155.5

154

152

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

trekkingirl

189.9

188.8

187.7

186.1

 

 

 

 

 

3.8

 

tropicana

149

146.8

145.6

144.2

 

 

 

 

 

4.8

 

Tracylee

188

187.8

186.8

189.4

 

 

 

 

 

-1.4

 

vermontgirl

-------

159

159

159

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

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Sigh. I suppose you have to be fair smile.gif I'm doing my own challenge, but it's really not fun being accountable only to myself! Would any of the waiting list ladies want to start a new thread? Not sure I want to wait until May - too much to lose. In the meantime, thanks Milk for the offer to challenge off-thread - you're on lady!!

 

 

I'm not on the waiting list greensad.gif but I would like to join the challenge. I agree, waiting till May seems to far and I would like to get started and stay motivated knowing that losing weight is a team effort. 

 

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Originally Posted by tropicana View Post

got it. 144.6 this morning. today i ate starting at 7 am, about 1/4 lb. turkey, fruit salad (with no yogurt), strong black coffee, ice water, oatmeal with more fruit ... and then for lunch, salad with sunflower kernels and full fat ranch dressing, and another bowl of fruit salad (no yogurt). 

 

that's it, and i'm done eating for the day at noon. 

 

walked for 1 mile this morning, have a busy afternoon ahead with kid stuff and going places. i will drink more coffee and iced tea (no sweeteners or creamers). 

 

SURELY i will get to 143 by morning, right??

didn't work. 144.0. i'm on a serious plateau..
 

 

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Tropicana - that's still a little better than 1/2 a pound in a day!  thumb.gif  It will come off.

 

I do feel your pain tho... I had my first under 200 reading 2 weeks ago... and I'm still not under 195. It is driving me nuts.  My goal weight seems so far off and I feel like I'm working so hard to not have better numbers. 

 

Activity report: Boot camp on Monday - 60 minutes, Tuesday was kettle bell (went up to 22 lbs) for 45 minutes and then 40 minutes on the treadmill for a variety pack, today is boot camp for another 60 minutes.

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Anyone on the waiting list is welcome to join me here! Thanks again to Milk for the brilliant idea :)

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Originally Posted by BarefootMama99 View Post

Tracylee - the south beach phase one was pretty tough, but if you do it without cheating, it REALLY works for curbing your sweets cravings.  I liked south beach, but it was very tough for me to stick to because I don't eat eggs, and minimal dairy.  But good stuff and worth trying out for sure!


I did south beach years ago and if worked but was a lot of work to prepare the right foods after spending money on them. Maybe it's worth trying again. I don't eat meat so it's harder to do meals without eating lots of eggs.

Next week will be a loss! Sorry blue team!
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I did w2d1 of c25k. I was a bit bummed that I struggled a bit on the last two jogging intervals. It might be because I am still a bit low on energy today or because it is the beginning of a new week and is intended to be pushing it a bit. Any thoughts - especially from those who have done or are further along in c25k?
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Monday I walked an hour pushing a double storller up and down hills.  then last night I took it easy and did some weight lifting at home for a half an hour

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