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Old 07-03-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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End of Summer Callenge

Come join us on the End of SummerChallenge through August 31, 2013. Think of the amazing things we can accomplish in 8 weeks!!! The rules are: No Rules! Feel free to join during any stage of this challenge!!!

Pick your own personal challenge based on whatever is important to you! and come report in whenever it suits you. Some will have a specific weight loss as a goal and some of us will have goals based only on desirable behaviors. We are all at a different place on this journey A goal could be as simple as coming in to post .. Think outside the box. What do **you** need to keep you going?

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Mary: Thanks for getting us started.....My main goal as always is to stick to my WOE and I would like to be 269 or less by the end of this challenge

Good luck everyone!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:43 AM   #3
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My goal for this 8 week challenge is to stick to plan and lose down to 140lbs, for a loss of 19.4lbs. This will be a real test for me as I will be travelling for 3-4 weeks during this time.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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My goal is to stay on plan and lose at least one pound per week.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
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my goal is to comfortably fit into my pair of size 16 jeans so I can sit and breathe in them
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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OK, I'm picking the same goal as last time - to be in the 180's at the end of 8 weeks.

Stretch goal - to lose back to my 100-lb. mark (185) and go lower.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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My goal is to stay on plan and lose about 15 lbs. That is just about 2 lbs. a week.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #8
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My goal is that I would like to be 225 pounds by the end of the summer. That's 10 pounds for me and with vacations thrown in it would be awesome to stick with my WOE and get to my goal.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:42 PM   #9
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Hope everyone had a great day today! It was just dh and me. I stayed on plan!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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I won't be able to weigh until Saturday when we hopefully return home.

But today, I walked 20,000 steps or 8 miles
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:09 AM   #11
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I did well and stayed on plan. We grilled steaks for dinner and I was able to include 1/2 an ear of corn on the cob. I sure could have eaten more but was satisfied that I could have the 1/2 ear. It is so funny that eating corn is a special thing now.

Alassea- Welcome!

Lisa- Welcome! I'll be working hard with you on sticking to plan during vacation.

Mary- Wow, that is fantastic on the steps! I hope your husband is feeling better each day.

Jan- Congrats on your great loss last challenge!
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:40 AM   #12
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Good morning...looks like everyone had a good 4th Mine pretty much sucked....I had a massive headache all day....still not totally gone I'm up a pound this morning...sure that has something to do with my not feeling good

to all the new people!

Frankie: you said you will be traveling for a few weeks...vacation???

Mary: wow 20,000 steps!!! That's incredible! I have a tough time even getting close to the recommended 10,000.... Most days it's 6,000 lol

Have a great day!
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #13
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I was down 1/2 lb. today. I want a pedometer. I had a cheap one years ago but can't find it. What kind should I get?

Michele- So sorry about your headache!
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #14
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Mine is like a watch I wear it all the time. It says Smart Health on it. It lets me take my pulse, measure my steps, also in miles and how many calories I burned. It resets itself every night at midnight. It sells for $39.99 but I got it with a 20% discount from our Rite Aid Pharmacy.

My DH is still in the hospital and regardless of where you go, you walk a lot. Yesterday I started off by taking a 2 mile (5000 steps) walk around a pond in the town where the hostel is located. He had a procedure this morning where they used paddles and it restarted the heart (sorta jolted it into a normal rhythm). It worked. He is as good as new. We go home tomorrow.

I have been making my lunch and bringing it to the hospital. I spoke to Ed's surgeon this morning and we talked about low carb. He agreed that the plaque in the heart comes from excess carbs not the fat we eat (except the bad hydrogenated fats). He asked me if I drank alcohol. Told him no. Showed him the before picture. He sounded interested.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:20 AM   #15
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Goals for this month:

Continue on walking at least 30 minutes a day, shooting for more.

Currently at 152 lbs. I am not trying to lose anymore but have established a range of 148-152 lbs with my 12 step sponsor. She helps me with decisions about adding in more food. Right now I just keep eating what I have been. I increased my calories going from zero fat Greek yogurt to 10% fat Cabot Greek Yogurt to pick up an extra 150 calories without increasing any quantities of food. It seems to be working.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #16
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thanks for the welcome. I've decided this time around i'm going to actively participate in more threads & challenges rather than just lurk ( not that there's anything wrong with just lurking....I've learned a lot!)
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #17
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alassea!! So glad you're here. It helps me to post and read others a lot to know that I am not alone. I also get great ideas from these folks!
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #18
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Vilya- I love your avatar!!!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:57 AM   #19
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thanks to all of you for the warm welcomes!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #20
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Hi everyone!

Mary- My old one counted my steps by movement. How does it measure your steps. Arm movement? Do you have to move arms? I am assuming you program with your weight to measure calories burned. I'm not very technically minded as you can see. LOL

Up 1 lb. for no known reason today!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #21
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Yesterday I took a prescribed valium (for Menieres disease) for the first time and found that it really impacted the way I ate. I was also super tired from not sleeping very well for a couple of days. The combo really lowered my vigilance to make the best food choices, especially when I went to party where there was a buffet spread of food. I did not go hog wild or overeat, but I did eat more carby food off plan than I intended. In the future if I have to take this med again I will be very aware of this tendency to lower my guard when I am around food.

Michele- Sorry you had such a bad day on the 4th. I hope you're feeling a lot better today. I decided to go on a little road trip for a few weeks. I have the time after years of not being able to pick up and go so it is the perfect time. Trying to plan where I am going along the SE coast line and what days, but still keeping it loose so I can take any detour that piques my interest along the way.

Mary- Great new about your DH's procedure and that he is coming home. You have done so well with taking your meals to the hospital. I never did a good job with that.

Jan- I have a Fitbit Zip but want to upgrade to Fitbit Flex or Jawbone Up which are worn on the wrist. But it is a really good little tool and super easy to use and sync with my laptop. If I get one this weekend I will send you my Zip!

Alassea- I am glad you decided to join in. The motivation and accountability when you post really helps a lot. I look forward to getting to know you. Tell us something about yourself.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:48 AM   #22
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Oh, wow! Frankie, you are awesome. I am speechless. That's uncommon for me.

Your trip is my dream trip. My sister and her dh did it a few years ago. We live in GA and they went up the Eastern coast all the way to Maine. Ate Maine lobster and rode a ferry to Canada. When I do it, I would like to see all the different kinds of beaches and see all the lighthouses!! Sounds like an incredible trip!
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #23
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It's been so long ago, but I did have to enter my weight, height and stride (low, med, high). I am medium. I keep track of it on my ipad where I record my daily food plan. Nothing fancy but it works.

We just got home, yeh! I was starving as was DH. I made my lunch before we left in case we were delayed at the hospital, but he was discharged at 11 am. Ttyl
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #24
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hi Frankie, I started a journal in the journal section called "I love your eyes, especially with ketchup". my goal is to post in my journal at least once a day, if not more. one of these days i'll figure out to do a link. I know if I just keep pressing enough keys, I can do it.

I also just signed on for the next 5 lb challenge.

I just got back from shopping/treasure hunting at goodwill and picked up some smaller sized clothes for later this summer and also for the fall, and some pretty scarves.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #25
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Way to be positive alassea! Won't it be fun when you can say," I remember when I bought these!".

Glad you're home Mary!
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #26
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jan, I've been collecting smaller sizes for a while now, even when i wasn't doing low carb because i figured either i would eventually fit into them or i would cut them up and repurpose them for a craft project.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #27
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I am always looking for interesting clithes at thrift or consignment stores. A met a woman this weekend at the hostel who is losing weight, so I can bring her some of my 18's from last year. She likes sweaters and turtlenecks.

My feet are hurting. Just got back from grocery shopping and cooking DH's dinner. Cooking dinner for him is new because he normally eats certain things that I don't. So now he eats what I fix and I supplement his meal with a grain.

Have a great weekend!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #28
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alassea- Wish I was more crafty. I'm not good at it at all. I do have a best friend and a sister that swap clothes around with me. We are all doing this WOE now so maybe we won't need to do that anymore. When one gained, they gave smaller clothes to whoever was smaller at that time.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #29
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OK, first weigh-in of the new challenge - I'm up 2 lbs. again.

All I do is gain and lose the same 2 lbs., over and over and over....
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #30
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just checking in....had a wedding to go to today so I ate supper off plan....the only thing that was LC was the salad with ranch dressing...lol ... On a good note....I ate just enough to be satisfied so hopefully not too much damage done .

Frankie: that sounds like a fun trip!!! My headache is much better but hasn't totally gone away.

Have a great night everyone!!
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