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08-18-2014 07:33 AM
lilacvioletiris http://www.mothering.com/forum/264-f...l#post17930986

Come on over and report in your week one weights for challenge 17.
08-18-2014 07:29 AM
lilacvioletiris
Here is the chart for the last challenge. Now off to make the next challenge!
08-18-2014 07:28 AM
lilacvioletiris Here is the challenge results: blue team won! There was a loss of 9.74% @sierramtngirl was our biggest loser with 5.74% of her weight gone! Way to go!
08-13-2014 03:52 PM
gooseberry Sorry I'm late. 194. I'll miss the first weigh-in on the 18th, but I'll try to post on the 20th.
08-12-2014 08:48 PM
violetflapjack I weighed in yesterday AM, but didn't have a chance to post. Monday's weight was 177.2. Tiny loss, but it's still a loss so I'm happy. Too many restaurant meals and meals away from home, not enough exercise or sleep. Too much stress. Ugh! Well, I'm prioritizing exercise this week (though I haven't gotten around to anything formal yet, but I've been busting my butt in the yard). Tomorrow is another day. I'm hoping for more of a loss next week, for the grand finale!
08-12-2014 05:47 PM
crazyms I want in on the next one! We're leaving for a camping trip in the morning and will be back on the 18th. I have been doing better with working out and drinking water but I know this trip is going to kill my little progress. I'll be ready to start back when we return!
08-12-2014 10:42 AM
allisonrose 173. I don't understand what is going on. I was below 172 mid of the last week then my weight climbed back up. I've been watching calories and exercising. It's the middle of my cycle so it's not likely water retention. Frustrating!
08-11-2014 07:41 PM
Jackies 121.4 to end. I've gone up, but I've started the fast metabolism diet today, and I'm optimistic for next challenge. Sign me up, please
08-11-2014 04:58 PM
Amandamarie I didn't get a chance to post last week's weight in-190. Must have been water retention, because today's weigh in was 185. Much better. Shoulder healed and back to playing hockey
08-11-2014 07:05 AM
sierramtngirl 144.5# Back at my house. Looking forward to the next 8 weeks. Hard to believe I'll have a 5 month old at the end of the next challenge!
08-11-2014 07:01 AM
MsBe Hello All!
Well, disappointing end to another eight week challenge, 141.5 again today. I really hoped to get back into the 130's and will sign up for the next challenge with the hope of getting there before my next pregnancy (which I hope to achieve in the next few months). But this new TCM practitioner I went to see the other week told me I have a kidney Yin deficiency so after the race on Labor Day I will be cutting my running significantly (he says it drains Yin) and doing more yoga and Tai Chi. I can't see how I can drop more weight practicing asanas if I couldn't do it running 20-25 miles each week. On the other hand, I never got around to the measurements thing but I can slide the shorts I popped the button off of in the spring over my hips without undoing the safety pin replacing the lost button, so I know I am at least slimmer now, even if the scale refuses to acknowledge it. Maybe this is my new set weight and I need to forget about my old pre-pregnancy weight and just accept that this is a new phase in my life?
08-10-2014 04:55 PM
lilacvioletiris

Here is Week 7 Again.
08-10-2014 04:53 PM
lilacvioletiris @Grivas , yes we will be doing another challenge starting Aug. 18. Welcome.

Here is Week 7 results.
08-09-2014 02:24 PM
Grivas Are you going to start another challenge in August? If so, I'd like to join. It looks like fun!
08-08-2014 05:22 AM
IsaFrench am not going to be able to weigh myself this coming Monday
will be back for the next challenge though !!!!!
08-04-2014 10:06 PM
Jackies 116.8 this morning after a juice cleanse yesterday. In the Fast Track book I read, it mentioned people doing a fast every change of season, and I think that is something I'll take up.


I go the Fast Metabolism audiobook from the library and will try that next. I'm going camping this weekend, so it would be nice to just bring veggies and fruits and not worry about keeping proteins cold (though I'll still have to worry for the rest of the family.)


Exercise is going well. We had a dog trainer come who suggested we take the dogs on walks as a family. This is great since we've said we would start taking walks as a family but only did it once.
08-04-2014 08:11 PM
MsBe 141! So happy with this since I weighed in mid week and saw 144 again so I thought this was gonna be another up again week but maybe it was just AF playing with me. Still hoping for a number in the 130's before this challenge is over!
08-04-2014 03:49 PM
gooseberry 194.
08-04-2014 02:18 PM
IsaFrench 128.3 again this week
at least haven't gained (in spite of making sweet things to eat ..)
08-04-2014 10:04 AM
violetflapjack 177.4 today. Wooh! We're are in the process of moving, so I haven't been doing as much formal exercise as I would like to, but I'm still staying pretty active with running around cleaning and packing.
08-04-2014 09:00 AM
sierramtngirl 145#. Up a pound, but honestly with all the garbage I've been eating, it's not too bad. Still at my moms. Will be back at my house next monday, just in time for MIL to come & cook all sorts of butter laden "food". Plus, it's back to work following DS's maternity leave :/
Will miss him terribly, but in some ways I'm looking forward to getting back to my usual routine.
08-04-2014 05:14 AM
allisonrose 172 this morning. Quite happy with that!
08-03-2014 02:39 PM
katelove 63kg(138.89lb) again today. Bit disappointing as I was less than that during the week. Oh well, maybe next week.
08-03-2014 02:06 PM
lilacvioletiris Here are the charts.
08-03-2014 02:05 PM
lilacvioletiris Week 6 results: Let's finish strong ladies! I know last week was a bust for me. but I am hoping tomorrow's weighin will be better.
07-30-2014 05:14 PM
MsBe 141.5 Sorry, I also forgot to weigh in Monday. Did it Tuesday but couldn't find time to post. Running is going well, except my left big toe nail started to hurt and is now turning a disturbing shade of purple. I am super busy this week planning a Lammas party but hope to do another juice cleanse next week and possibly for 5 or 7 days rather than three.
07-29-2014 11:51 PM
kzwo I didn't weigh myself on Monday morning, instead I did it a few minutes ago - Tuesday evening. 141 lbs!!! I gained weight!!! Looks like taking care of my own three kids (ages 8,6 and 2 months old), hosting my MIL's surprise 70th birthday party, watching my friend's three kids (ages almost 9, 8 and 2) while she was gone to oversees for her mother's funeral, working on this year's homeschooling curriculum, no time to exercise, barely getting some sleep have caught up with me. I already feel terrible that I haven't given my 100% to this challenge and the scale showed the consequence. Hoping this new week will be different....
07-29-2014 01:19 PM
gooseberry 194.
07-28-2014 10:20 PM
violetflapjack 178.4 this morning. I wasn't expecting a loss this time, since I usually retain water like crazy before my period...so this was a pleasant surprise. .
Jackies, let me know how the detox goes and if you'd recommend that book. I am still bfing my toddler a couple times a day (it doesn't really feel like hes getting any milk) so i want to wait to do any cleanses until he's done. But there was this one that I wanted to do after DS1 called "7-day detox miracle" but I got pregnant again first.
anyway that one was written by two naturopaths and it had lots of supplement recommendations to help support your body during detox and recommendations for hydrotherapy. anyway...
07-28-2014 09:17 PM
Jackies 119.6 today. I think I have hit my final frustration with up and down weight. I'm making a big change, and you are all here to witness it! Seriously, I got a new book today from the library called the one-day detox that does a week of prep and then a juice fast (or that's what I get so far... it's actually on CD, so I can't "read ahead"). I went to a restaurant yesterday and ate a bunch of sweet potato fries the baby didn't want. I'm soooo tired of regaining for these stupid slipups. My new pants still fit, so I just have to rededicate myself to getting down to goal once and for all.


Thanks for the running info, MsBe and AllisonRose. I should sign up for another race to get motivated. DH and I are planning a biking excursion with DD in the next few weeks. I haven't been biking in years and years. I would be using MIL's bike while she watches baby. There's a daulthon I saw a flyer for in October, so if the biking trip goes well, I'll start training for that.
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