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Old 02-28-2009, 02:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just starting the March thread in anticipation of REACHING MY GOAL in MARCH!!! 3.8 lbs to go!

Making a March 9th sandwich with a Halloween filling.
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Just starting the March thread in anticipation of REACHING MY GOAL in MARCH!!! 3.8 lbs to go!
Rosemary S-F that's great!

OK, lets all hit the ground running for March! I want to hit 145 this month!

Maybe the fact that the baby is nursing all.....night......long.... will help me get rid of an extra pound or two. Unless I have to eat extra calories to stay conscious and pleasant during the day.
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I am in.. I need to loose 17 lbs. by Oct. so any little bit now will help!

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1lb to go to my next goal. Then I start in on the final 14lbs.

It's weird being at 150 again because all while I was getting heavier and at my heaviest I thought of myself as being about 150. And from the front I don't look too different now than at 185 (well, the giant breastfeeding breasts are new).

I've been doing a bit of thinking on how I'm going to stay at a comfortable size once I get there. I think it'll help to be honest with myself about how I'm feeling and looking so if there's a negative change I can act quickly to fix it.
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I'm signing onto here to watch Rosemary hit her goal.

But I should be able to drop 5 pounds this month too.

Go Rosemary! Go!

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I'm in. I only lost one-ish pound last month, but I'm actually pretty happy with that.

Oh... as an aside... DS night weaned in the past couple weeks and has been nursing a lot less (my boobs deflated!) and I'm wondering if that's the weight I lost or if it's possible that I might lose a little weight now that he's nursing less or if I should just be extra careful because I'm likely to put ON weight, now that there's fewer calories being burned each day from the nursing. My friend gained 10 lbs when she quit nursing, so I'm kinda nervous...

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I'm just starting my weightloss journey, so I've got about 35 lbs to lose. I'll join you to try to lose 5 this month!

I'm REALLY trying hard to cut out sugar. Wish me luck! And good luck to the rest of you, too!
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Thanks, Jen!

Making a March 9th sandwich with a Halloween filling.
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Can I join? I really need the support. I'm starting tomorrow, technically.

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W2G Rosemary!
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I am joining on for another month. I lost *I think* between 3-5 pounds last month and am continuing my journey with Intermittent Fasting.

Overall, I feel great and things are flowing!

Grace Comes.

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and am continuing my journey with Intermittent Fasting.
dancebaraka, I saw on last months thread where you talked about this. I am really interested in it. Do you think you could send me some links to info about it, if it wouldn't be too much trouble?

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5 pounds for me this month!

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I'm in this month! My goal is to lose 7-10 lbs by Easter -- or 2-3 inches off waist/hips -- to fit my pre-prego swimsuits.

3 days lifting, 3 days elliptical, one day rest.

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Okay let's go ladies! I've been hovering aroung 150 the last few days, I'm GOING to break into the 40's asap! And by the end of the month I'd like to be at least at 145. I'm borrowing a friend's jogging stroller on Tuesday so hopefully I can start running with my 11 mo old. We have a bike trail along the roads by our house with lots of hills so that should burn some calories!
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I am in again. I lost exactly 5 lbs in Feb. and would like to lose 6 in March to land and 155. It feels pretty great to be so close to the 150's again. I have lost a total of 22 lbs since Oct.

I can't wait for the warmer weather so I can run more often. I have been walking the dogs but I can't run with so much snow and ice still on the sidewalks and trails. I am so done with winter. I drop weight really fast when I run consistently. So that is my plan. I also hope to add some yoga or pilates to my routine to help tighten my mid-section.
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I'm in, and hopefully will be more of an active participant this month! I started doing the South Beach diet a week ago, so I'll be continuing that and working on getting in some decent walks.

If I lose 5 in March, I'll be in the 170's, which is where I haven't been since I met my now ex-husband!!
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i really want to lose at least 6 this month

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I'm signing in! I started this back in June and I'm not doing too well It's so hard to be motivated Plus I'm always really hungry when nursing (and no I don't just magically lose weight nursing. I wish I did).

If I get down 5 in March I will be in the 180s. I would be so overjoyed to be in the 180s : I just have to keep my goals in mind instead of my instant satisfaction.

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I'm signing in too... need a push to lose the last 5 lbs to reach my first goal of 130 lbs!

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OK, I'm in (again) too. I lost a total of nothing last month but hope to do better this month. I got myself into a 5 mile run in May, so I need to start running. (Why oh why did I sign up for it?) Maybe it'll get these final few pounds off. I don't lose nursing, either : so it's gonna have to be diet and exercise for me!

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I'm in Last month I didn't do so hot. I only lost 1.5 lbs. I slipped up quite a few times However, it's much better to have only lost 1.5 than to have gained.

But, this is going to be my month! I'm going to get down into the 130's, yay! My goal is to lose 7lbs and eat clean the entire month. My birthday is on the 18th and normally I'd have birthday cake and everything. But, this year I don't feel like it. I know that eating even just a little bit of sweets is difficult for me, and sometimes it causes me to slip up big time and eat even more. I'd rather just be good to myself, eat some fruit to celebrate my b-day, and reach my goal. I'm getting close!

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dancebaraka, I saw on last months thread where you talked about this. I am really interested in it. Do you think you could send me some links to info about it, if it wouldn't be too much trouble?
http://lifespotlight.com/health/cate...ttent-fasting/

I've started doing a very modified version of this where 2-3 days a week I only eat between around 10 and 8.
I've found, too, that if I get my exercise when fasting, I've got more cravings for healthy foods when I next eat.
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I'm in for March!

I didn't do as well as I wanted to in February. It was a stressful month which included a move half way across the country, so one of my goals for this month is to re establish healthy habits in this new environment.

I'm excited for the challenge!
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I'm in for this month! I have about 8-10lbs left that I want to lose, so I'll aim for 3-5lbs this month. 5lbs would be great!
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OK, I'm in (again) too. I lost a total of nothing last month but hope to do better this month. I got myself into a 5 mile run in May, so I need to start running. (Why oh why did I sign up for it?) Maybe it'll get these final few pounds off. I don't lose nursing, either : so it's gonna have to be diet and exercise for me!

My MIL asked me if I wanted to do a 3 mile run with her in May or June. I've run specifically to run exactly one time in my life and that was 1 mile. I thought it would be a good feeling to know I'm in good enough shape to run 3, though, so I'm going to go for it.

Borrowing a friend's jogging stroller tonight to see if I like it before I get one, because it would be pretty much impossible to find time without LO!
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I'm in for 5 lbs for March. I lost 12 in Feb but I still have a long way to go. I started a new exercise program so I'm excited to get in shape!
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Whoa, awesome loss, sunny pa mom!

I've lost some weight this week, due to sickness mostly (no appetite) and I actually don't like that because I never know how to keep sick weight loss off.

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Ok, I'm in! I started last month in the low 230's (maybe 232?), went down to 225 (after being sick and not wanting any food) and ended up at 228 (after my DD's birthday party, too much snacking, cakes and soda and the 2-day post sugar hangover... seriously wierd). So that's a net loss of what 4 lbs, not bad, for doing it half-heartedly. I'm pretty glad about that (though I would have been happier staying at 225). I have to keep in mind that since I'm still nursing my 1yo DD I can't lose too much too fast.

Starting from the 228 mark for this month. I've been waking up at 4:35 am to get my workout in before work. I do low body weights M/Th, Short Cardio/Upper Body wts T/F and long cardio W. My aim is to get some kind of cardio in on the weekends, whether it's hiking or walking or being goofy with the fam to boogey music. Didn't hit it yesterday as my sugar hangover headache was huge and I just cannot do weights with a headache. But I got in my short cardio/upper body weights workout this am. So we're trucking. Mr Toona says he sees the changes, so that's a plus!

Eating strategy for me is TF with limited, but not absolute-counting carbs. I just don't do well when I have to count everything, so I'm not obsessing and just keeping it trim. Also, with the post sugar hangover I had, I'm seriously keeping that stuff out of my life. Yuck! You all will just have to help me with the afternoon at work blahs.

Alright everyone! We can do this and lets keep each other motivated! WOOHOO!!!

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I'd like to join you for the first time, mommas

5 to go!
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OK - I am also joining this thread for the first time. 5 lbs this month would put me back to ppg weight again. I hit it once before, but gained 10lbs back and now I am losing that 10 lbs all over again :.

I was trying to lose weight when I got pregnant. If I can somehow find the motivation, I might be able to get CLOSE to my wedding weight (still about 15 from my goal) by baby's 1st birthday in May.
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