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cagmom 09-01-2013 09:16 AM

SEPTEMBER CALORIE COUNTING
 
ALL & everyone are invited to this weight loss challenge.Set your goals & track them daily,weekly or whatever. Good luck & success at that this challenge.

Use this template below & copy and paste it. Just copy & paste the first week,than add each week as we go along so the post aren't too long. The first line is your goal weight.

Goal Weight for September

Week One
Sunday 9-1
Monday 9-2
Tuesday 9-3
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

Week Two
Sunday 9-8
Monday 9-9
Tuesday 9-10
Wednesday 9-11
Thursday 9-12
Friday 9-13
Saturday 9-14

Week Three
Sunday 9-15
Monday 9-16
Tuesday 9-17
Wednesday 9-18
Thursday 9-19
Friday 9-20
Saturday 9-21

Week Four
Sunday 9-22
Monday 9-23
Tuesday 9-24
Wednesday 9-25
Thursday 9-26
Friday 9-27
Saturday 9-28

Week Five
Sunday 9-29
Monday 9-30

cagmom 09-01-2013 09:17 AM

Goal Weight for September[LOSE 5 LBS THIS MONTH]==160/155

Week One
Sunday 9-1==160
Monday 9-2
Tuesday 9-3
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

hopetolose 09-02-2013 04:58 AM

Good morning- Maryann, Joann and anyone else that wants to do this with us. Fall is in the air today and I am so ready to be able to get into my fall clothes. Got the social things out of the way so am really getting serious about this. I usually lose in the summer, but not this year. The scale has been going the wrong way. I am ashamed to say, but have gained over 10# in a week due to just mindless eating. So, I will just put the past behind me and look forward.
My goal for Sept. is to be in the 140's. I am going to weigh every day and just not get discouraged with fluctuations.
Week One
Sunday 9-1 - 160
Monday 9-2 - 158
Tuesday 9-3
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

Today's menu:
Coffee
2 boiled eggs, salad
Fish, cooked veggie, yogurt
Lots of water

Have a great day.

Genie80 09-02-2013 05:05 AM

Hello Ladies

Hope you don't mind me tagging along with you, under doctors orders I'm restricting to 1500-1600 calories a day and get weighed every Wednesday. I started Mid-July and I've been all over the place since then only managing to lose 2 lbs overall.

Starting Weight (as of Wednesday 29th September): 198.5
Goal for September: 192

hopetolose 09-02-2013 05:21 AM

Welcome, Gina. Glad to have you on this journey with us.
I have tried other diets, but calorie counting is what works best for me. So, I just need to stick with it.
Have a great day,
Hope

Erika1962 09-02-2013 06:02 AM

Good morning everyone!

I think it is time for me to come back out of hiding and be accountable again. Summer has been wonderful but I was very careless about my eating so of course my weight is way up, 20 pounds from my lowest weight! I can't let this escalate any further! So here it goes...

Goal Weight for September=177 pounds

Week One

Sunday 9-1-------187.0!!!
Monday 9-2-------184.6
Tuesday 9-3
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

hopetolose 09-02-2013 07:03 AM

Hi Erika.
I hear you about being accountable again. I have gained so much, too, and think it is time I get back before it gets worse.
Have a great day and good to see you again.
Hope

Erika1962 09-02-2013 08:27 AM

Thanks Hope! It is good to see you again too! Let's do this, I know we can!!!

Erika1962 09-03-2013 03:51 AM

Good morning everyone!

Goal Weight for September=177 pounds

Week One

Sunday 9-1-------187.0!!!
Monday 9-2-------184.6
Tuesday 9-3------183.0
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

hopetolose 09-03-2013 06:00 AM

Good morning to all. Way to go, Erika. Congrats on your loss.

Sunday 9-1 - 160
Monday 9-2 - 158
Tuesday 9-3 - 154
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

Today's menu - have to be away so today's menu is pretty simple
B- Shake
L - Entree, salad
S- Shake
D - Entree, cooked veggie

Have a great day everyone.

Erika1962 09-04-2013 03:48 AM

Good morning everyone! :)

Little up bounce today but I expected that. I am trying my luck with carb cycling, 2 days low carb and 1 day high carb and yesterday was VERY carby!


Hope...fantastic drop! :jumpjoy:


Goal Weight for September=177 pounds

Week One
Sunday 9-1-------187.0!!!---lc
Monday 9-2-------184.6-----lc
Tuesday 9-3------183.0-----hc
Wednesday 9-4---183.6-----lc
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7


Have a great day everyone!

cagmom 09-04-2013 05:14 AM

Goal Weight for September[LOSE 5 LBS THIS MONTH]==160/155

Week One
Sunday 9-1==160
Monday 9-2==161
Tuesday 9-3==160.5
Wednesday 9-4==162too many carbs
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

HI LADIES,I HAVEN'T DONE WELL DURING THE SUMMER WITH ALL THE HIGH HUMIDITY I JUST WASN'T EATING RIGHT

HOPE-YOU'RE NOT ALONE,I THINK WE ALL HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE MINDLESS EATING I'M BLAMING IT ON THE WEATHER:laugh: ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS SO HOT I PICKED ALL DAY LONG INSTEAD OF HAVING A HEALTHY SIT DOWN MEAL.

GENIE-:welcome: TO THE THREAD, CALORIES COUNTING TO ME IS THE BEST BUT I HAVE TO FOLLOW A LOW CARB AS I'M A PRE-DIABETIC.

ERIKA-:welcome:WELCOME BACK HAPPY TO SEE YOU RETURNING TO THIS THREAD. DON'T BEAT YOU'RE SELF UP I THINK WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT. LET HOPE THE LAST PART OF THE YEAR WE WILL REACH OUR GOALS.

hopetolose 09-04-2013 06:24 AM

Good morning to all.:)

Maryann, I know what you mean about the hot weather. I had just been grabbing whatever so I didn't have to cook, too. I am prediabetic, too, so have to watch my carbs also. I am not on any meds, so really have to watch. Seems that I can get by eating more than I used to, though.

Thanks, Erika. Once you get to going on the carb cycling, I am sure you will do okay. Think your body just has to get used to a different plan. I know I am that way. Don't be discouraged with a little gain - we all have fluctuations. I hate them, but know they happen.:hugs:

Genie, hope you are doing well. I have strayed several times from counting calories, and like Maryann said, it is the only way for me. I just need to realize that and stick to it.

Right now, I am doing the Simple Diet along with my counting calories and it seems to be working well for me. Have done this since Sunday and am down around 10#, but know it will slow a lot since most of this has to be water. I was like a balloon. :annoyed:Needs to be off anyway so I will take it.

Sunday 9-1 - 160
Monday 9-2 - 158
Tuesday 9-3 - 154
Wednesday 9-4 - 150
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

Today's menu:
B - Shake
L - chicken, salad
S - Shake
D - Entree or fish, cooked veggie
S - Shake
Sometimes I make my own shakes and other times, I use the store bought ones.

I am feeling really positive about this right now and know together we can get this done and get to our goals. :clap:
Have a great day everyone. :)

Genie80 09-05-2013 02:16 AM

Hi everyone

Thanks for the great Welcome!

Weigh in yesterday & I stayed the same - oh well, at least I didn't gain!!!

Erika1962 09-05-2013 03:41 AM

Good morning!!

No changes in weight for me today, put patiently plugging along! I have to do a better job with my calories, my carb ranges have been on spot but I know I have been eating too much! Got to tweak this right!


Goal Weight for September=177 pounds

Week One
Sunday 9-1-------187.0!!!
Monday 9-2-------184.6
Tuesday 9-3------183.0
Wednesday 9-4---183.6
Thursday 9-5-----183.6
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7



Maryann...Thank you! It is good to see you too :hugs: It has been a very humid summer indeed, I spent many weekends at the beach, which would have been a good thing if I'd had left alone all the fried seafood and ice cream. Fun it was for sure though, now back to getting this weight back under control!!


Hope...You are just dumping water by the buckets!!! Way to go there!!! :jumpjoy: I am glad you feel positive again, I told you we can do this!!! :hugs:


Genie...:hugs: Please don't be discouraged by the scale, it's the tool of the Devil LOL. But I do know how you feel, fluctuations or no movement in the right direction is driving me nuts too. What kind of plan are you doing?


Wishing you ladies a wonderful day!

Genie80 09-05-2013 04:54 AM

Thanks Erika..
I did measure this morning and have lost nearly an inch off my waist so seems all the walking is paying off at least!

hopetolose 09-05-2013 05:36 AM

Good morning. Hope all are doing well. Have to be away today so menu will be really simple and easy:
B - shake
L - chicken, salad
S - shake
D - fish, cooked veggie
S - shake

Sunday 9-1 - 160
Monday 9-2 - 158
Tuesday 9-3 - 154
Wednesday 9-4 - 150
Thursday 9-5 - 149
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-7

Have a great day everyone

Erika1962 09-06-2013 03:51 AM

Happy Friday everyone!

Scale moved a tad this morning even though I had snack attack last night, I really have to get control of that!


Goal Weight for September=177 pounds

Week One
Sunday 9-1-------187.0!!!
Monday 9-2-------184.6
Tuesday 9-3------183.0
Wednesday 9-4---183.6
Thursday 9-5-----183.6
Friday 9-6--------182.6
Saturday 9-7


Genie...Walking is good for you! I walk everyday for at least 30 minutes!


Hope...I always thought I was the only one retaining a lot of water, but I am wrong, I will bow to the queen :notwrthy: LOL!


Maryann...Hope you are well!


Have a great day ladies!

cagmom 09-06-2013 05:07 AM

Goal Weight for September[LOSE 5 LBS THIS MONTH]==160/155

Week One
Sunday 9-1==160
Monday 9-2==161
Tuesday 9-3==160.5
Wednesday 9-4==162:annoyed:too many carbs:annoyed:
Thursday 9-5==158.5
Friday 9-6==160:annoyed:RESTAURANT EATING:annoyed:
Saturday 9-7

HOPE-NOW THE THE WEATHER IS GETTING COOLER I WILL BE ABLE TO EXERCISE ALSO. NOT ON ANY MEDS EITHER, I'M USING THE ATKINS PROTEIN SHAKES TWICE A WEEK TO CONTROL MY CARBS.

ERIKA-THAT THE THING WE ALL GO THOUGH FOR COMFORT FOODS NO MATTER WHAT SEASON. YES I'M FEELING FINE JUST A LITTLE BUSY TO POST.

GENE-STAYING THE SAME IS BETTER THAN A GAIN LIKE I'M DOING, FOR NOT WATCHING MY CARBS.

hopetolose 09-06-2013 08:02 AM

Good morning everyone. Weight stayed the same today, but I won't complain. I have had a great week and feel so much better getting rid of that water.

Erika - LOL Thanks for letting me be the queen of water retention, but a title that I would gladly give away.

Maryann - I am using the Atkins shakes some and then make my own shakes/smoothies and try to keep the calories between 100 and 200. I love this weather, too, and am getting more exercise, too. Have been walking 30 minutes in the morning and 30 in the evening and try to get outside and do yard work which helps, too.

Gina - Hang in there, the scale will start going in the right direction for you, too.

Sunday 9-1 - 160
Monday 9-2 - 158
Tuesday 9-3 - 154
Wednesday 9-4 - 150
Thursday 9-5 - 149
Friday 9-6 - 149
Saturday 9-7

Today's menu - pretty much same as yesterday
B - shake
L - entree, salad
S - shake
D - fish, cooked veggie
S - shake

Have a great day!!

Erika1962 09-07-2013 04:18 AM

Good morning!

Well week one was pretty good for me. I did drop a few of those pesky water pounds so I am happy. I know next week is not going to be anywhere near this good but that is ok. Focusing on eating real foods and trying to stay away from processed foods and takeout as much as possible.


Goal Weight for September=177 pounds

Week One-5.8 lbs lost--187-181.2

Week One
Sunday 9-1-------187.0!!!
Monday 9-2-------184.6
Tuesday 9-3------183.0
Wednesday 9-4---183.6
Thursday 9-5-----183.6
Friday 9-6--------182.6
Saturday 9-7-----181.2


Maryann...Restaurant food is my biggest downfall, it is so full of sodium and makes me retain all the water, I had one outing where I actually weighed 12!!! pounds more the next morning and it took me forever to flush that out! I am trying to stay away from it as much as I can!

Hope...Sorry I couldn't resist! But you have to see that from a positive side, it is water, NOT fat!!!

Gina... :hiya: Hope you are doing well over there!

cagmom 09-07-2013 05:16 AM

Goal Weight for September[LOSE 5 LBS THIS MONTH]==160/155

Week One==LOST :heart:2 LBS:heart: THIS WEEK

Sunday 9-1==160
Monday 9-2==161
Tuesday 9-3==160.5
Wednesday 9-4==162:annoyed:too many carbs:annoyed:
Thursday 9-5==158.5
Friday 9-6==160:annoyed:RESTAURANT EATING:annoyed:
Saturday 9-7==158

HOPE=I'M TOO LAZY TO MAKE MY OWN SHAKES:laugh: NOT REALLY BUT I'M JUST TO BUSY TO DO THAT.WHEN I CAN'T WALK I'M GOING TO START UP MY WATP'S TAPES AGAIN.

ERIKA=I KNOW SODIUM IS A BIG BIG PROBLEM TODAY IN ALL KINDS OF FOODS RESTAURANT EATING ALONG WITH THE SUPERMARKET ONES.TG I LOST THE TWO LBS I GAINED THE OTHER DAY



HAVE TO RUN WILL BE BACK LATER

hopetolose 09-07-2013 05:35 AM

Good morning to all.

Sunday 9-1 - 160
Monday 9-2 - 158
Tuesday 9-3 - 154
Wednesday 9-4 - 150
Thursday 9-5 - 149
Friday 9-6 - 149
Saturday 9-7 - 149 (down .4 this morning)

Guess I will make my goal for September at 145. Surely that is doable, but we will see.

Erika, you have had an awesome week and off to a great start. Congrats!! You are so right - glad it is water and not fat - comes off quicker so that is a plus.

I think we are all in the same boat with water retention. I have always had a problem with it, but seems that as I have gotten older, it has been worse.

Maryann, I am the same with restaurant eating. I love to go out for Chinese and that really makes me balloon. So depressing that they put so much sodium and msg in that stuff.

Gina, hope you are doing well.

Today's menu:
B - homemade smoothie
L - salad with chicken, pear
S - Shake
D - Atkins bar (don't like to eat often but special treat for Sat night rather than restaurant and can eat on the run)

I have been exercising quite a bit this week - walking every day for an hour and then doing some exercises with my ball. Think that has helped me, too.

Hope all of you have an great day!!

hopetolose 09-07-2013 05:43 AM

Congrats, Maryann, on the 2#. Think I was posting when you were. You are off to a great start.

I make super easy shakes - almond milk, frozen fruit (blueberries, peaches, strawberries, bananas) , a little protein powder with a little flavoring in my processer and ready to go. They are low calorie plus they are a large serving. I love to put my Atkins ones in the freezer and get them really chilled before I drink them, too. I think that makes them more tasty.

Take care.

Erika1962 09-07-2013 01:13 PM

Looks like everyone had a good week! Way to go on the losses :jumpjoy: I am trying to keep busy here to avoid all the mindless snacking throughout the day, did lots of cleaning and then shopping where I purposely walked around...and around for hours! The weekends always seem to get me so today I am really trying to toughen it out and for once not use snacking as a weekend activity :o

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday!

cagmom 09-08-2013 05:47 AM

Goal Weight for September[LOSE :heart:5 LBS :heart:THIS MONTH]==160/155

Week One==LOST :heart:2 LBS:heart: THIS WEEK[160/158]

Week Two
Sunday 9-8==158
Monday 9-9
Tuesday 9-10
Wednesday 9-11
Thursday 9-12
Friday 9-13
Saturday 9-14

HAVE TO GET READY FOR CHURCH SEE YOU GUYS LATER

Erika1962 09-08-2013 08:25 AM

Good morning!


Well I am up a bit this morning, but I knew that last night when I noticed I had consumed 3 times my usual sodium intake, no biggy, lots of water today!

Goal Weight for September=177 pounds


Week One-5.8 lbs lost--187-181.2

Week Two

Sunday 9-8----------182.6
Monday 9-9
Tuesday 9-10
Wednesday 9-11
Thursday 9-12
Friday 9-13
Saturday 9-14


Maryann...great job holding that loss :jumpjoy:


Have a blessed Sunday everyone!

AutumnReigns 09-08-2013 03:44 PM

Joining.......hopefully the weekend didn't do to much damage :lol:

Erika1962 09-09-2013 04:00 AM

Good morning everyone!

No change in weight, I guess drinking water up to my eyeballs didn't make a difference :confused:. Still all good though because I made it through the weekend without eating everything in sight!

Goal Weight for September=177 pounds


Week One-5.8 lbs lost--187-181.2

Week Two

Sunday 9-8----------182.6
Monday 9-9----------182.6
Tuesday 9-10
Wednesday 9-11
Thursday 9-12
Friday 9-13
Saturday 9-14


Autumn...:welcome: !!! Good to have you with us!

Maryann...Hope...Genie :hiya:


Have a great day everyone!

cagmom 09-09-2013 05:40 AM

Goal Weight for September[LOSE :heart:5 LBS:heart: THIS MONTH]==160/155

Week One==LOST :heart:2 LBS :heart:THIS WEEK[160/158]

Week Two
Sunday 9-8==158
Monday 9-9==159
Tuesday 9-10
Wednesday 9-11
Thursday 9-12
Friday 9-13
Saturday 9-14

THANKS ERIKA,BUT THAN AGAIN I WENT UP ONE POUND,:hyst: WHAT CAN YOU DO BUT LAUGH AT YOURSELF:hyst:

:welcome:AUTUMN TO THE THREAD, THE WEEKENDS ARE BAD:dunno: FOR ALL OF US ,AT LEAST FOR ME, WELCOME TO THE CLUB.


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