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Tyl 02-26-2014 08:09 PM

Cut the Crap! (AGAIN)
 
We had an AMAZING 8 weeks, so we're doing it again! Everyone is welcome!

You've made excuses and allowances and now you realize that it's TIME TO CUT THE CRAP!

The next 8 weeks will be an intense opportunity to kick your bad habits to the wayside and get your CRAP together. Let's see who Cut's their crap and who is Full of crap!

Rules:

1) Eat on plan everyday (whatever that may be for you)
2) Incorporate exercise into your routine (real exercise, not activities of daily living)
3) You must truly commit to this challenge. No, you cannot drop out! I will be watching through the computer monitor. I'll know "when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!" [ahem, sorry for that holiday tune... back to the rules.]
4) You determine your success. If you eat off plan or don't get your exercise in, you are the one who is full of crap! If you complete the necessary steps, you Cut the crap that week.
5) Each week you will calculate your points as follows: 1 point for each day of eating on plan; 2 points for each DAY you exercise.

*If you are working on weight loss-1 bonus point for weeks where you see a loss! Maintainers-1 pt bonus each week that you remain within your maintenance range!!!*

* Bonus points will be available periodically throughout the challenge, so check in regularly
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Post your weekly total and cumulative total of points each Sunday! (ex: Week 2: 14 pts, Total points: 28 pts)
6) The person who scores the highest will be the reigning CTC King/Queen. Feel free to place your crown in your siggy!
7) No excuses. No coddling. No its oks (when itís really not). No hand holding. The only person who can do this for you is YOU!

So who is ready to cut the crap and get happy and healthy?

Challenge begins Sunday, March 2 and runs through April 19!

Who will reign supreme?

*Please note the bolded. Those are Changes! I'm going to periodically add bonus challenges this time to keep things interesting this time around.

mcchimento 02-26-2014 08:15 PM

I am in. I need something to keep me on track full force. I have to get this weight off. I should be back in ketosis by then. I am having to start eating back on plan tomorrow since I celebrated my son's birthday today.

Tyl 02-26-2014 08:16 PM

So here we go again!!!

Checkin:

Name:
Challenge Goals:
What makes you smile:

Tyl 02-26-2014 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcchimento (Post 16816847)
I am in. I need something to keep me on track full force. I have to get this weight off.

:welcome:

Tyl 02-26-2014 08:24 PM

So here we go again!!!

Checkin:

Name: Chantyl

Challenge Goals: I would like to drop another 15lbs, I want to eat well-no particular plan; I want to exercise 4x a week (I consistently got in 3x a week last challenge and want to do a bit more);

What makes you smile: My family; I really value spending time with my hubs and sisters; I love to video chat with my sisters and nephew; We had two sweet kitties we lost recently, and we have welcomed two new cats into our house. I am losing weight to improve my quality of life, improve my health and spend as much time with the people I love as I can. I'm not gonna wait to get skinny to enjoy the things that matter, but I am gonna lose weight so I can live a long healthy life with my loves!

ladyboss7 02-27-2014 12:46 PM

I'm back for the new round and checking in!

Name: Tammy

Challenge goals: to lose another 20 pounds (Lost 20 in the last round!) to look as good as possible for my daughters wedding April 24, to incorporate more consistent exercise for toning of my new body!

What makes me smile: My incredible hubby of 27 years and our fabulous children. I want to improve my over all health and quality of life so my hubby and I can truly enjoy our empty nest!! :love:

mrstmitch 02-27-2014 01:06 PM

Sign Me UP!
 
Ok, I'm ready for another challenge-- (THANKS, TYL!)

Name: Tracy

Challenge goals: to be totally "crap free" and lose 20 lbs--
As an added challenge to myself I will drink 100 oz of water per day, and give up (gulp :( ) diet sodas.

What makes me smile: My kitty cat, Kiki. She is the CUTEST little thing and just thinking about her warms my heart. (oh, yea, and my husband, too. :hyst:)

Tyl 02-27-2014 01:25 PM

welcome back ladies!!!! soooooo excited!

SlowSure 02-27-2014 01:35 PM

Checkin: so pleased that this is continuing as I found it very helpful.

Name: SlowSure
Challenge Goals: to continue to maintain within a good range for me (currently 120-125lbs)
What makes you smile: family; water jets; being on the water; rainbows; plants; puddles; leaf-kicking; the taste of snow as it's falling.

DesertGurl 02-27-2014 01:56 PM

TOTALLY IN!

After my horrendous output last challenge I need to do this one to prove to myself that I can do it. :p


NAME: Danielle

CHALLENGE GOALS: While I will most likely be higher in weight than when we ended the last one :rolleyes: I will be aiming for a much smaller weight loss goal... I'll shoot for 10lbs -- I tend to average about 6'ish lbs per month so this will be pretty doable.

OH, and the other "goal" here is to NOT get hurt or get sick through any of this :hyst:

WHAT MAKES ME SMILE: The sheer fact that I REFUSE to give up.
That, and of course my lovely husband who thinks I'm hot no matter what I weigh :cool:

Bring it ladies!

ladyboss7 02-27-2014 02:05 PM

Yay, everyone's coming back!!! :clap:

Tracy, I love cats!! (and dogs) And I am IMPRESSED that you're going to give up diet soda!!! I don't drink much of that anymore....but I sure don't want to give up the little bit that I DO drink!! :p

SlowSure, maybe during this challenge you won't have to contend with so much flooding!!

Danielle, you're too funny!!! Yes your challenge is to survive the next 8 weeks with no injuries or illnesses! Your hubby is a good man!!! :shake:

Tyl, thanks for starting us up again....this is going to be an AWESOME 8 weeks!!!

Let's do this!!! :high5:

DesertGurl 02-27-2014 02:33 PM

Ha! Tracy, I call my youngest DD Kiki... it's ok, we won't tell your husband that Kiki makes you happier than him :rofl: ;)

Tammy, my husband threatens to put me in a bubble all the time... :laugh: I am a major klutz, and any random thing that can happen always finds me!

Tyl 02-27-2014 04:41 PM

It's so much more manageable in 8 week increments!

Tyl 02-28-2014 11:31 AM

so..... I need to work on my arms... my beyonce dress has sleeves... which makes me a bit nervous... my arms are usually the last thing to shrink.... i'm thinking I may need to do so weights or something... I know callanetics always helped me shrink but there was only one arm exercise... so... i'm gonna do some research to see what some good arm exercises may be.... that will be another goal for me.... (I am hoping to not have to do the 100 pushup challenge...lol)

mrstmitch 02-28-2014 04:15 PM

Tyl, that Callanetics arm exercise is a reallly effective one! I have a DVD that suggests doing it with hand weights for more intensity, too.

Dani, we're going to have to insist that you remain injury/illness free through this one! :aprayer: I have an awesome husband that loves me no matter what, too. He's a keeper! :love:

Tammy, I really don't WANT to give up sodas, but I'm afraid they may be part of the cause of my weight loss stall last month. So I really have to get tough with myself. :muscles:

SlowSure, I'm going to be hoping and praying :aprayer: that the weather improves so you can get out in your kayak!

mcchimento: SOOOO glad you're going to join us!! :clap: Looking forward to getting to know you and working through the challenge together!

Tyl 02-28-2014 04:52 PM

Tracy... Do u think just doing the arm exercise on its own would work? I might try that and see how it looks after 10 tries!

mcchimento 03-01-2014 12:37 PM

Setting up my check in. I am trying to get back on track today after taking three days off and had gained 2 lbs. I hope to get back to my lowest weight within the week.

Name: Cathy

Challenge Goals: Lose 15 lbs. - To eat on plan everyday - start some sort of exercise plan and be consistent with it

What makes you smile: Being with my grand daughter even though she is so much work for me. This is why I need to lose; so that I can keep up with her.

Tyl 03-02-2014 11:23 AM

DAY 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone is up to a challenge! We had such success in the last challenge, I can only imagine what another 8 weeks will bring!!!!

No bonus challenge this week to allow for adjustment to the new scoring guidelines! Can't wait to see how the first week goes for all!

ladyboss7 03-02-2014 11:26 AM

I'm here!!! Checking in for CTC 2 / Day 1

Starting weight: 217.8 Goal for March: Onederland!

Let's do this!!!!:kicking:

Tyl 03-02-2014 11:26 AM

Soooooooooooooo...

SW for CTC=Again 258.0! Firmly out of the 260s, thank goodness! By the end of the challenge, I know I will be kicking the 250s and hopefully even the 240s out of the window... Wooo hoo! Let's do it yall!

BTW we had a beautiful day yesterday in dallas... we actually hit 80 degrees, today we have ice and are in the upper 20s :( i'm not leaving my house today, gonna snuggle up with a movie (Dallas buyers club) and a book (Divergent--soon to come out on film). Happy Sunday!

Tyl 03-02-2014 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladyboss7 (Post 16821212)
I'm here!!! Checking in for CTC 2 / Day 1

Starting weight: 217.8 Goal for March: Onederland!

Let's do this!!!!:kicking:

I can't wait for you to hit Onederland!!!! Its soooooo close!

mrstmitch 03-02-2014 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyl (Post 16819397)
Tracy... Do u think just doing the arm exercise on its own would work? I might try that and see how it looks after 10 tries!

Yes, actually, I do! Do it consistently on a daily basis, (Maybe add some hand weights as it starts getting easier) and I am sure you will see results!

mrstmitch 03-02-2014 06:05 PM

Checking in CTC 3-- Day 1
 
Well, I'm drinking water and making a lot of trips to the bathroom :hyst: I'm convinced I will be able to see some better results if I keep this up! I didn't lose ANY weight in Feb... I lost 4.75 inches, though, but I can do better.

Tammy: I want to be in Onderland, too, although I think it will be the end of April before I see it. Hope, hope... :aprayer:

mrstmitch 03-02-2014 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcchimento (Post 16820225)
Setting up my check in. I am trying to get back on track today after taking three days off and had gained 2 lbs. I hope to get back to my lowest weight within the week.

Name: Cathy

Challenge Goals: Lose 15 lbs. - To eat on plan everyday - start some sort of exercise plan and be consistent with it

What makes you smile: Being with my grand daughter even though she is so much work for me. This is why I need to lose; so that I can keep up with her.

Welcome, Cathy! So glad you decided to join us! Those little ones are tough to keep up with, aren't they? :stars:

kjsurgtech 03-02-2014 07:42 PM

Ok. I'm in but starting tomorrow. I am still at 216 but I am determined to have a break through this week.

Kiki

kjsurgtech 03-02-2014 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrstmitch (Post 16817790)
Ok, I'm ready for another challenge-- (THANKS, TYL!)

Name: Tracy

Challenge goals: to be totally "crap free" and lose 20 lbs--
As an added challenge to myself I will drink 100 oz of water per day, and give up (gulp :( ) diet sodas.

What makes me smile: My kitty cat, Kiki. She is the CUTEST little thing and just thinking about her warms my heart. (oh, yea, and my husband, too. :hyst:)

Wow... A cat named Kiki. I get excited when I see my name because its rare, but never a seen a cat named Kiki. Lots of people nicknamed Kiki but not there true name. Now there was a giraffe born here at the Greenville Zoo and they named him Kiko, and I was so excited- so close. :)

Dedicated 03-03-2014 04:02 AM

I'm going to follow from the sideline. I'm horrible at checking in, but I need the motivation!

mcchimento 03-03-2014 07:50 AM

Checking in Week 1: Start weight: 244.8

Weight is down to 242.0. Finally ate on plan all day! No exercise yet though. Will start today!

Points: Day 1: 1 point

ladyboss7 03-03-2014 10:47 AM

Good morning ladies!!

Quick check in, things are ridiculously busy today as it's Monday AND the first of the month!! I have well over $100k in rent to process and my system is down, not allowing me to process a thing!!! :mad: Then, my BEST maintenance tech just came in and give me his two weeks notice, a rival management company offered him WAY more money than I compete with and of course he's got to take it....I would too in his position.....but it still puts me in a bad spot! :cry: Oh my goodness....what a Monday!!

Food is on track today, and thankfully I don't have any bourbon in the house because after the morning I've had I'd be inclined to have some!! :p

Hope everyone is having a great day!!

Hey, BTW Tyl....I have a new favorite show....Have you watched Vikings yet??? It's pretty darn good!!

mrstmitch 03-03-2014 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjsurgtech (Post 16821677)
Wow... A cat named Kiki. I get excited when I see my name because its rare, but never a seen a cat named Kiki. Lots of people nicknamed Kiki but not there true name. Now there was a giraffe born here at the Greenville Zoo and they named him Kiko, and I was so excited- so close. :)

Yes, I actually did a search for pet names, and Kiki was on the list! It's a great name, and I love all the Kiki's I know!! :hugs:
(So glad to see you checking in)


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