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iakaren 07-08-2012 06:28 PM

1 Lb per Week Challenge
 
Talk about thinking small!!!

But it adds up. I am going to try for only 1 lb per week loss. But that leaves 22 lb to lose by the end of the year.

And I would be happy with 13# for the rest of 2012!!

Anyone welcome to join me in this challenge.

I am currently trying just eating less........less carbs and less flour/sugar. Not counting at the current time, but may need to count later.

Currently at 188 lbs, and planning on checking in with weight at least 1x per week.

iakaren 07-09-2012 08:36 PM

Today went well. Just keeping at this hoping someone will join me.

Lizaij 07-09-2012 10:30 PM

Yay, 1lb sounds pretty good to me! Slowly But surely :D

I will be counting mine and since i am one of those who has a hard time losing the last pounds, hopefully this will give me encouragement.

Currently 129, and maybe in 15 weeks (eek) i will reach that goal haha!! Good luckk!

iakaren 07-11-2012 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Lizaij (Post 15788493)
Yay, 1lb sounds pretty good to me! Slowly But surely :D

I will be counting mine and since i am one of those who has a hard time losing the last pounds, hopefully this will give me encouragement.

Currently 129, and maybe in 15 weeks (eek) i will reach that goal haha!! Good luckk!

glad to have you join in. I am weighing in on Sundays............

Lizaij 07-12-2012 06:46 AM

I should start doing that too. Hey, do you mind also posting what foods you eat. It would greatly help. You know, to get me inspired :D

iakaren 07-13-2012 06:12 AM

I usually have an egg for breakfast. Yesterday I have some quinoa cooked, so put it into my scrambled egg . Then deli turkey and small chocolate ice cream for lunch.
Blew it a little last night, because we hauled hay to a friend,and ended up at Hardees, cause only thing open on way home. So had a diet Dr Pepper and 1/3 burger with cheese, but gave DH my fries.

Lizaij 07-13-2012 09:23 AM

Its alright.

I've been obsessing myself with a cookie cake i saw a WEEK ago at the mall, and i feel as my cravings are too intense. I may give in, but i am hoping not too!

I went down 1lb!!!! :D But i ate a lot......
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 pc Bacon, 3 tiny bell peppers stuffed with Cream cheese, pepperoni slices with mozarella cheese, & 3 raw mushrooms..

I didn't eat lunch or dinner. I just kept on nibbling on salami, 1 small bell pepper w/ cream cheese (that stuff is so good) and pork rinds.

MM, that chocolate ice scream sounds good!!!

iakaren 07-15-2012 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by iakaren (Post 15785182)
Talk about thinking small!!!

But it adds up. I am going to try for only 1 lb per week loss. But that leaves 22 lb to lose by the end of the year.

And I would be happy with 13# for the rest of 2012!!

Anyone welcome to join me in this challenge.

I am currently trying just eating less........less carbs and less flour/sugar. Not counting at the current time, but may need to count later.

Currently at 188 lbs, and planning on checking in with weight at least 1x per week.

Still at 188 this week..........didn't lose, but know it was not a good week for eating.......

Lizaij 07-15-2012 07:30 PM

hey, don't worry. I just stuffed 4 slices of cookie cake down my mouth....

iakaren 07-15-2012 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Lizaij (Post 15802953)
hey, don't worry. I just stuffed 4 slices of cookie cake down my mouth....

Maybe we can blame it on the weather, if we were both out of control!!:stars:

iakaren 09-13-2012 06:38 PM

I have been on plan for 10 days (with Sunday slightly off-plan) and down to 187.
It took me 2 months to get seriously on-plan (and a 3 lb increase).
Now I am going for 1# per week until Xmas. That would be 10 lbs by year end. And I would be extremely happy if that were the case.

Actually, I will post a 175 goal for year-end.

iakaren 09-19-2012 10:01 AM

I have got to swear off SF drinks, or at least not sip them all day long. That is the journey for the rest of the month. I have been on-plan 6 days per week for two weeks, which lately is a record-setter. But I have gotten back on SF drinks all day long, because they say no-carb. I should have known better......

iakaren 09-29-2012 06:59 AM

I am going down, but not quite 1 lb per week.
Still looking for others to try for 1 lb per week, long term.

ucdoit 09-30-2012 01:55 AM

Hi there! I would like to participate in your challenge. I'm 25, 5"3, currently at 123 lbs and would like to slowly get to 115.

iakaren 09-30-2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ucdoit (Post 15980565)
Hi there! I would like to participate in your challenge. I'm 25, 5"3, currently at 123 lbs and would like to slowly get to 115.

Welcome!! It always helps to have someone else to talk to on these ventures. I still have the goal of 1# per week from now until New Years. There are 13 weeks left until 2013. (That is scary in itself). That much weight off would make me VERY happy. You don't have a lot to lose, so hopefully that 8 can be gone soon!!

I only lost 2 lbs in the month of September, but based on my summer, I will be ecstatic for 2 # down!! I am 5'7" and 188, and pretty muscular, so carry it okay, but need to lose some.

slimlizzie 10-01-2012 04:40 AM

13 lbs. sounds good to me
 
Count me in..

13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 :jumpjoy:

iakaren 10-01-2012 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by slimlizzie (Post 15982500)
Count me in..

13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 :jumpjoy:

Great to have you join in:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

I am starting out at 188 this morning (and yesterday morning)

13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

13 lbs by year end is my personal goal. No goals set beyond that right now. I need to focus on just one weight loss goal at a time. If I make it stressful, it adds to stress in the other parts of my life, and this is the first stress that I kick to the curb:o

iakaren 10-01-2012 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by slimlizzie (Post 15982500)
Count me in..

13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 :jumpjoy:

I hadn't noticed your little 13 countdown!! Love it!! Gonna steal it!!

slimlizzie 10-01-2012 03:03 PM

Stress Factor
 
Thinking about a pound a week is way less stressful!:)

slimlizzie 10-03-2012 05:58 AM

Goodmorning...I will post weight on Wednesdays and today I weigh
( of course I weigh everyday..just can't stay off the scale )

10/3.....178









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Kateee 10-03-2012 10:18 AM

Good Morning

Thanks Karen for starting this thread. One pound a week is a good goal.

I'd luv to join you all :shake:

I use to weigh daily, and would like to change to weighing weekly.
I'd :heart: to be in the 150's by Thanksgiving.

I also post my daily menu's in "IT'S ??? What are you eating today?" in the Main Lobby :)

10/03..167.4

iakaren 10-03-2012 05:56 PM

Glad to have some people joining for 1#.

My 10/3 weight is 189.0

iakaren 10-04-2012 07:38 AM

Down .5, but can't take it yet, because went up 1 lb on Tuesday, and not back down yet.

Swearing off coffee and pop for a week, to see results. I am a sipper, and that doesn't bode well, evidently, in my weight loss life (I am not as active as I used to be)

May have to modify behavior to match activity level. Too much time sitting behind a desk, instead of outside working (farm)

Kateee 10-05-2012 09:18 AM

Hi Karen

Forget Tuesday, don't even think about it! Just take that .5 loss, and run with it, and DON'T LOOK BACK :jumpjoy:

Somedays we're up, and somedays we're down.

For me, I can't give up my coffee w/cream. I have limited myself to three cups@day. I should give it up, because I have high BP. But mornings aren't the same without a hot cup of java to relax and start the day with....

Now the pops were hard to give up when I first started. I didn't eliminate them all at once, I just cut them down to drinking one a day, then I switched to Crystal Light Peach Mango Ice Tea, the label use to say for metabolism. I don't know if it still does. Now I drink water instead. I try to drink a 12 oz glass each hour to get my daily requirement in.

Sometimes its really hard to do. But it keeps me full and not wanting to eat :up:

And then there are days, I get tired of water, and I'll brew my own Ice Tea sweetened with liquid stevia.....with sliced fresh lemons added, and sip on that all day long.

Exercise :mad: I keep trying to get into exercise, and I only last for a few days. But what does work for me, is after breakfast, and after dinner, is to walk for 15-20 minutes after each. Its made a difference, but I really need weight training for my muscles, and to firm up....I don't know why I fight myself over just doing it!

Its like going to gym class for me :mad:

ucdoit 10-05-2012 10:33 AM

Hi all! Just came back from vacation. Gonna weigh myself tomorrow morning..

iakaren 10-05-2012 09:16 PM

[QUOTE=Kateee;15993642]Hi Karen

Forget Tuesday, don't even think about it! Just take that .5 loss, and run with it, and DON'T LOOK BACK :jumpjoy:

Somedays we're up, and somedays we're down.

For me, I can't give up my coffee w/cream. I have limited myself to three cups@day. I should give it up, because I have high BP. But mornings aren't the same without a hot cup of java to relax and start the day with....

Now the pops were hard to give up when I first started. I didn't eliminate them all at once, I just cut them down to drinking one a day, then I switched to Crystal Light Peach Mango Ice Tea, the label use to say for metabolism. I don't know if it still does. Now I drink water instead. I try to drink a 12 oz glass each hour to get my daily requirement in.

Sometimes its really hard to do. But it keeps me full and not wanting to eat :up:

And then there are days, I get tired of water, and I'll brew my own Ice Tea sweetened with liquid stevia.....with sliced fresh lemons added, and sip on that all day long.

Exercise :mad: I keep trying to get into exercise, and I only last for a few days. But what does work for me, is after breakfast, and after dinner, is to walk for 15-20 minutes after each. Its made a difference, but I really need weight training for my muscles, and to firm up....I don't know why I fight myself over just doing it!

Its like going to gym class for me :mad:[/QUOTE


We are alike in many areas. I love the peach tea by crystal light. And working on more water. And my excercise usually lasts about 3 days....but going out to do horse chores is my brief activity (and mental refresh)

ucdoit 10-06-2012 02:49 AM

Weighed myself this morning, at 123 lbs.

Kateee 10-06-2012 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by iakaren (Post 15995375)
We are alike in many areas. I love the peach tea by crystal light. And working on more water. And my excercise usually lasts about 3 days....but going out to do horse chores is my brief activity (and mental refresh)

:heart: Horses :heart:

Riding, training, and cleaning stalls is a good workout :muscles:

But its just like everything else, it never seems to be enough time in the day for the things we enjoy.

Kateee 10-06-2012 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ucdoit (Post 15995545)
Weighed myself this morning, at 123 lbs.

:hiya: :welcome:

iakaren 10-06-2012 05:14 PM

[quote=Kateee;15995807]
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:heart: Horses :heart:

Riding, training, and cleaning stalls is a good workout :muscles:

But its just like everything else, it never seems to be enough time in the day for the things we enjoy.
Amen to that


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