8 week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge version 13 (starts Jan. 6, enrolling through Jan. 8) - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 03:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
lilacvioletiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,024
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)

Words of wisdom from Milk8shake (with minor modifications):

The version 1 thru version 12 eight week challenges were a great success, and many of us are up for another eight weeks - we're opening it up for any newbies who would like to join the next round of the challenge.

 

Please read below.

 

Background: The thought came to my head because I joined the "losing weight in 2012" thread, but I didn't have much motivation, and I had no-one to be accountable to. I was thinking about the Biggest Loser, and how teams can be such a motivation. So, I thought I would throw this out there for anyone who needs to get some weight loss happening, but just can't seem to get off the couch.

 

The challenge: Commit to an eight week weight loss challenge. You'll be assigned to a team, and your weight loss percentage will be measured on an individual and a team basis. The team with the highest loss percentage at the end of the eight weeks will be the winner. This is a TEAM effort. If you lose, your team wins! Your weekly progress will be updated on the leader board for all to see.

 

The requirements/rules:

  1. You have to be willing to commit to the full eight weeks beginning Jan. 6, 2014 and ending Feb. 24, 2013
  2. You have to be willing to commit to exercising a minimum of 4 x 30 minute sessions per week - the type of exercise is up to you!
  3. You have to be willing to check in and update your progress and weight at least weekly on Mondays.
  4. You have to be willing to share your weight and your height. (By PM if you are shy) You may not join if losing 1 lb / .5 kg per week will put you in an underweight category according to your BMI (check here) at the end of eight weeks.
  5. If you miss more than 2 weigh-ins in a row, we will continue to track, but your loss will NOT contribute to your team's totals.
  6. You may not join if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant during the challenge, weight loss up to your BFP will be added to the team challenge, but then I will ask that you wait until after your baby is born to join again.

 

The prize: A thinner waistline, a slimmer derriere, and the opportunity to bask in the glory of the winning team. The challenge will not start until Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Sign up now to let us know you are interested so I can begin making teams.


Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
lilacvioletiris is offline  
#2 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 03:18 PM
 
bohemianmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would like to join. I need some accountability to lose some prego weight.
bohemianmama is offline  
#3 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 03:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
lilacvioletiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,024
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)

Welcome!  I think you will find a great group here to keep some accountability for weight loss.


Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
lilacvioletiris is offline  
#4 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 04:27 PM
 
katelove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,788
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
I'm back. Getting closer to my goal :-)

Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012  mdcblog5.gif

katelove is online now  
#5 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Amandamarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: California
Posts: 573
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
In!!

Amanda,  SAHM mama to love.gif Rose and rainbow1284.giflove.gif  Sean.   Always in my heart and never forgotten  angel3.gif Violet (18 weeks due to I.C.) candle.gif
Amandamarie is offline  
#6 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Jaxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 507
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

Back too :D

Started a 21 day cleansing today and got back into exercise... today too lol. T'was about time!


French Canadian living in the Big Easy. Happy mama to Jaxson Lee born on 9/16/12 and loving wife to Denis Lee since 11/03/11

Lovesbikenew.giftreehugger.gifwhistling.gifnamaste.gifteapot2.GIFread.gifdishes.gifchampagne.gifeat.gifcoolshine.gifROTFLMAO.gifnotes.gifjog.gifbroc1.gifstillheart.gifbiggrinbounce.gifRainbow.gifcaffix.gifand all that good stuff

Jaxy is offline  
#7 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 09:38 PM
 
gooseberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

I'm in.  

gooseberry is online now  
#8 of 178 Old 01-02-2014, 11:49 PM
 
IsaFrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: now back in Europe
Posts: 1,919
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)

please, count me in !

(i have another 6 kg i'd like to get rid of ....(about 13 lb ...)

IsaFrench is online now  
#9 of 178 Old 01-03-2014, 04:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
lilacvioletiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,024
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Always good to keep a good thing going!

Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
lilacvioletiris is offline  
#10 of 178 Old 01-03-2014, 08:48 AM
 
newmamalizzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,579
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)

Count me as perpetually in :) 

 

BTW, I don't know how you're managing to do this with 2 newborns, Lilac.  You're amazing.

newmamalizzy is online now  
#11 of 178 Old 01-03-2014, 09:11 AM
 
Maitribb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Iowa
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'd like to join!


Mom to 2 boys, Ian (6) and Duncan (4)

HR goddess and Soapmaker - check my profile for a link to my lovely soap blog!

Maitribb is offline  
#12 of 178 Old 01-03-2014, 04:14 PM
 
thecoffeebean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,396
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm in again! I lost 11 lb last time and would love to lose another 10 this round (not sure if that's realistic, but I'll shoot for it anyway!). Good luck, everyone!

Mama to Iris (01/10) and Gus (08/13)
angel.gifangel.gifangel.gifangel.gifangel.gif
thecoffeebean is offline  
#13 of 178 Old 01-03-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Chloe'sMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Fresno
Posts: 3,148
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

ok, In!  


SAHM to Chloe«- 6/2008 (10 lbs, 5 oz), Hannah- 9/2010 (9 lbs, 12 oz), Liam- 2/2013 (9 lbs, 6 oz)

Chloe'sMama is offline  
#14 of 178 Old 01-03-2014, 09:27 PM
 
aslandess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I would love to join this! I've just started working out again and this will be awesome motivation!

aslandess is offline  
#15 of 178 Old 01-03-2014, 11:04 PM
 
LeelasMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I would like to join... I'm 9 weeks postpartum and re-gained 5 pounds after losing all my babyweight in the first week..... due to eating everything in sight from my raging breastfeeding appetite. Now that I can exercise I know the weight will come off fast, but accountability is great :) I'd like to lose 10 pounds of fat, and get my muscle tone back- especially in my butt- it disappeared!

LeelasMama is offline  
#16 of 178 Old 01-04-2014, 11:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
lilacvioletiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,024
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Welcome all.

Newmamalizzy, it is called "nursing at smartphone" and google drive to keep track of charts. Next round I will join back in myself. I was excited though yesterday when I weighed in at 238 pounds. That is 12 poonds below my pre-pregnancy weight. Doing the diabetic diet kept me from gaining during pregnancy and the babies obviously took even more. Now I am breastfeeding so that is taking more out of my system. Not exercising yet because I am still healing.

Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
lilacvioletiris is offline  
#17 of 178 Old 01-04-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Jaxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 507
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

Yes take it easy for the first weeks post partum! I tried walking 2 blocks (and back) wearing baby a week after my c-section... I came back breathless and depressed!

 

I'm day 3 of the cleanse and feel great!  Can't wait to see and feel the weight coming off!! But I now I have to be patient ;)


French Canadian living in the Big Easy. Happy mama to Jaxson Lee born on 9/16/12 and loving wife to Denis Lee since 11/03/11

Lovesbikenew.giftreehugger.gifwhistling.gifnamaste.gifteapot2.GIFread.gifdishes.gifchampagne.gifeat.gifcoolshine.gifROTFLMAO.gifnotes.gifjog.gifbroc1.gifstillheart.gifbiggrinbounce.gifRainbow.gifcaffix.gifand all that good stuff

Jaxy is offline  
#18 of 178 Old 01-04-2014, 07:29 PM
 
bohemianmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just caught a glimps of my muffin top while wearing a cami and jeans with baby in mu ring sling. Not pretty. I know all the live your body stuff and believe me I do. It brought 4 beautiful children to this world. But that also destroyed it. I am done having babies and now u need to lose weight for my own self esteme
bohemianmama is offline  
#19 of 178 Old 01-05-2014, 07:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
lilacvioletiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,024
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Take each day with the goal of exercise and better eating. You didn't gain that weight in eight weeks, but you can begin to see it go away a little at a time over the next eight weeks.

Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
lilacvioletiris is offline  
#20 of 178 Old 01-05-2014, 09:31 AM
 
SevenFromHeaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: England
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Can I join please?


Mad Mum of many

DS1 (13), DS2 (12), DS3 (10), DS4 (8), DD1 (6), DD2 (5), DS5 (4)
Pregnant with miracle baby #8 (DD3) coming November 2014
SevenFromHeaven is offline  
#21 of 178 Old 01-05-2014, 10:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
lilacvioletiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,024
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Yep, tomorrow will be our first official weigh in. Welcome.

Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
lilacvioletiris is offline  
#22 of 178 Old 01-05-2014, 11:00 AM
 
SevenFromHeaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: England
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Woohoo!  I'm excited, I gotta admit!


Mad Mum of many

DS1 (13), DS2 (12), DS3 (10), DS4 (8), DD1 (6), DD2 (5), DS5 (4)
Pregnant with miracle baby #8 (DD3) coming November 2014
SevenFromHeaven is offline  
#23 of 178 Old 01-05-2014, 01:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
lilacvioletiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Posts: 3,024
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Glad you are motilated!

Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
lilacvioletiris is offline  
#24 of 178 Old 01-05-2014, 04:58 PM
AAK
 
AAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 3,049
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)

I think I will have to skip this time.  For some unknown reason, my knee has become the size of a melon.  I don't know when I will be able to exercise.  

 

Amy


Mom to three very active girls Anna (14), Kayla (11), Maya (8). 
AAK is offline  
#25 of 178 Old 01-05-2014, 06:05 PM
 
katelove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,788
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
63.5kg (140lb)

Starting the new challenge with a 0.5kg weight loss. Pretty happy with that. We are in the middle of a heat wave though so most exercise is out of the question unfortunately. I'll try to do some body weight exercises and yoga and we are in the pool most days.

Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012  mdcblog5.gif

katelove is online now  
#26 of 178 Old 01-06-2014, 02:44 AM
 
SevenFromHeaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: England
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am 5 foot 7 and today's weight was 201lbs.  :(

 

I have torn the cartilage in my knee so I have to be careful with exercise but I am going to do a 30 minute session on my rowing machine today before bed.

 

Edited to add I also just did a ten minute session including squats, high knees, push ups, squat jumps, tricep dips, burpees, lunges and elbow plank.


Mad Mum of many

DS1 (13), DS2 (12), DS3 (10), DS4 (8), DD1 (6), DD2 (5), DS5 (4)
Pregnant with miracle baby #8 (DD3) coming November 2014
SevenFromHeaven is offline  
#27 of 178 Old 01-06-2014, 03:21 AM
 
IsaFrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: now back in Europe
Posts: 1,919
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)

put back some weight due to stress eating = not happy with myself !

141.53 lb

(64.2 kg)

hope to be able to make it to dance class tonight & to the pool tomorrow !

IsaFrench is online now  
#28 of 178 Old 01-06-2014, 06:32 AM
 
aslandess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

My starting weight this morning is 154 lbs and I'm 5'7".

 

I'm doing a combination of HIIT and strength building. Going to workout with DH when he gets home from work.

 

I think I've finally found an exercise routine that works for me and that I like (I prolly wouldn't say that when I'm in the middle of a HIIT routine though :p.) They're short routines (only half an hour a day for 5 days, and sometimes there is additional optional workouts) and it pretty much alternates strength training and HIIT. Other exercises I've done in the past were pretty much entirely cardio and I tried to do some weight training according to DH but I think he was missing muscle groups and it wasn't very complete.

 

I'm super excited and hope this goes well!

aslandess is offline  
#29 of 178 Old 01-06-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Jaxy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 507
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

169.3!

So apparently I lost 3 lbs in 5 days.... Hence since I started the cleanse... Even if I cheated a little lol. I'm liking that! I know that kind of weight is easy to gain back so I just wanna keep going in the good direction and do more exercise! I need to buy me some running shoes and start running in the park!

 

My goal for this challenge will be to go under 165. Haven't numbers under that since at least 10 years!

 

Good luck y'all and let's start shredding some weight!!!!!!!!!


French Canadian living in the Big Easy. Happy mama to Jaxson Lee born on 9/16/12 and loving wife to Denis Lee since 11/03/11

Lovesbikenew.giftreehugger.gifwhistling.gifnamaste.gifteapot2.GIFread.gifdishes.gifchampagne.gifeat.gifcoolshine.gifROTFLMAO.gifnotes.gifjog.gifbroc1.gifstillheart.gifbiggrinbounce.gifRainbow.gifcaffix.gifand all that good stuff

Jaxy is offline  
#30 of 178 Old 01-06-2014, 07:45 AM
 
gooseberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

5'5" and 189 today.  I was so sick last week at the end of the last challenge.  I was down to 183 and spent Sun.-Wed. in bed.  I did manage to get two swims in this weekend, however, so that felt good.  I had no strength after my illness for a couple of days.

gooseberry is online now  
Reply

Tags
Weight Management

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off