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Summer Weight Loss Challenge

Who’s ready for bikini time??  Certainly, not I……………..

With just 6 weeks before the first day of summer, this seems like a good time to start a new challenge, to get “fit and fine”, for the bikini, bathing suit, sundress, shorts and tank top, or whatever your favorite dress code is for summer.  

Oh, and let’s not forget that we’ll be healthier for losing those excess pounds!!

I, personally, have too much weight to lose, to think of getting into a bathing suit of any kind, this summer; I might opt for shorts and tank top …….. at any rate, it’s long past time for me to get busy and get the weight off.  

SO – in order to get as “fit and fine” as I can, and knowing that small goals aren’t so daunting, I’m committing to losing no less than 1 pound/week for the next 6 weeks – that’s from now till June 21st, which is the first day of summer.

“Only 6 pounds”, you say?……. well, that will be 6 pounds less than I weigh today, and if I am real diligent, maybe I can lose more; AND losing 6 pounds just might be the encouragement I need to keep going to lose the rest of the weight I need to lose….

I’m challenging every one of you to “meet or beat” my goal.  

All you have to do to join in, is make a commitment to lose at least 1 pound/week.  Can’t be *that* hard, right??  Hmmmmmm, we’ll see about that!!  LOL

So here we go; just post below that you want to join, then start by losing (weight, that is).  We will use our Sunday Weigh In thread to keep track of progress. For those not familiar with the Sunday Weigh In – this is a post that I do each week (on Sunday…. lol), in which we post our weight loss for the previous week, “brag” about our successes, talk about whatever problems we might have encountered, what we might do to change things, encourage those having problems staying on course, etc……….. Watch for it – I post it every Sunday morning, with the title “Sunday Weigh In (date)”.  

Everyone is welcome to post on the weigh in thread, whether or not you choose to join this challenge.

Are you ready??   LET’S “WIN” BY LOSING (weight, that is)……………….
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Count me in for sure!  This time I really want to try to lose the weight and am going to do my best to stick to it..Who else is going to join me?

Here's how to reset your goal on your weight tracker -- (as a reminder)

To Go to Trackers:
   Left Hand Panel see "Trackers" or
   My MedHelp, dropdown menu click on "Trackers"
Click on your Wt Tracker
On Rt Hand side see  +ADD Data Actions
Click on Settings
Then set or reset your goal!

C~
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I'm in....see ya in the morning.
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I would like to join in if i may. I know i havent been around for a very long time.had lots of health issues, now i have gained 21 lbs, and feel ashamed and embarressed to face you all, but if i dont i fear the weight will continue to rise till i end up back where i was,
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Well, since I started this, I guess I need to join,as well, huh??  LOL

I have updated my weight tracker, and I'm ready to go........... this time, there will be no excuses!!  

Good luck to everyone



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Im IN!!!!!

Elaine: don't feel so bad...I gained like 30lbs back and I feel horrible!!!! I'm trying to get back down by this year end to my 270 again. We can do this!!!!!
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I am in, new at this but it's sounds like fun and what support
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I’m definitely IN with you guys : )
I was about to start that by myself but with you guys would be more challenging and enjoyable : ))  
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Welcome alleyhicks and AHani; it's always good to have new members joining us......

msniki -- it's good to see you back as well.  

Let's all get busy now!!
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i m new member in this team my weight is 225 lbs . my be i will win to achieve the task of weight reducing
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This is a great idea, I am going to be following along indeed :D
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Okay Iam going to do this!! 1lb a week but i hope to lose more. I have a reunion on the 21st of May guess iam to late for that but want to fit in my jean better at lease by then.

Thanks Barb for starting this
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I'm in. 1 lb a week or more! :D
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Oh yeah. Im IN!!!! losing 12lb by then would be great.. 2lbs a week... 3 would be better, but unlikely lol happy losing everyone!!
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What changes is everyone making that they find that works the best for them with their weight-loss?  Don't laugh but just cutting out eating cheese helps me tremendously :)  Really excited to hear about everyone's progress.
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A huge welcome to those who have joined us this week............ seattlemom2plus is right; we all have to find what works for us... if you have something special you're doing that works, please start a separate post to let us know what it is.........
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count me in
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Thanks Barb, it is amazing, no two bodies are alike and that goes for weightloss too.  I am amazed how my mother-in-law can eat protein and be on a low carb diet and lose weight right away.  Me, if I try to do the same diet, I gain weight and feel horrible :(  I actually lose weight eating more healthy carbs.  Has anyone else had this experience?
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im going to join, even though i only have 5 weeks instead of 6! haha :) hope thats alright! haha my goal is 2 pounds a week, equalling out to 10 pounds,but if i loose a little bit more then that, that would put me back down under 200 for the 1st time since last year :) i wont lie, i have serious issues staying motivated so if anyone can help me out with that id be more then appreciative :) can't wait to see how everyone does!! good luck <3
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Welcome to everyone who has joined the past couple days...... the more the merrier.

If you have special things you are doing to boost your loss, please start a separate thread, so we can keep this one for newcomers ...  of course, we prefer to have ideas that we can stick to over the long haul, versus pills, shakes, or other things that no one can stick to for any length of time.
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I want in!  We are starting a six week weight loss contest at work today.  6 pounds should be an easy goal.  I'm planning on focusing more on weights than cardio this time.  Here's to healthier bodies! :)  Good luck to all!
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I have to ask does anyone notice that they lose more weight if they don't intake too much coffee, or lessen it considerably?
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I am in, half way to my weight loss goal so far.  Started back in April and really want to get back into my clothes! Some are fitting great already.  

Risa
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Congratulations Risa615 on the weightloss so far keep it up!  What has helped you the most with losing so far?
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Keep track of calories on medhelp.  I am currently out of town for a few days, so I haven't done as well, but usually I log in what I eat and keep my calories around 1200 a day and I try to get 10,000 steps a day. Today I did 16,500 since my eating wasn't as good while not at home.  Ready to get back on schedule on Thursday!

Risa
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That is awesome, keep up the great work, it's an inspiration to a lot of others out there :D
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Count me in I'm ready for the challenge.  I want to have lost at least 15 pounds by the time I go on vacation in July......WOOOOO HOOOOO!  Let's get ready to win by "losing"!!!
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I'm a little late but count me in. Hey, if we lost a lb a week by the end of the year weed be 50+ lbs lighter not bad.
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I haven't been on for awhile but count me in as well.  I have 15 pounds to lose by August.
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Hi, im Lisa ( thought id introduce myself.) You can count me in !!!
Ive been on body trim diet  (high protine low carb) for 3 weeks now and have lost around 9kg so far but its killing me lol. The last 2 days i realised i have eaten NOTHING litterly!! Not because i have been trying but i just have no appetite and the thought of food became an annoyance :(
But today i am feeling the consequences, im verry lethargic, shakey (shaky), sick in tummy and muscles feel like i been hit by a truck..... Now im worried that if i do start eating ( even small meals 6 times a day) that its all going to be stored as my system will think its not going to get fed again :(
Ahhhhh anyhows i am so sorry for the rant. But Im in !!
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Hello everyone,

New to this and would love to join in. Have soo much to lose. I am currently 362 and started the weight tracker yesterday. Wish me luck !
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The less I eat the more I gain :(  I was always backwards from everyone else.  I would watch my girlfriends lose weight from hardly eating and me, it was like my body did a protest session on me.  Now I eat small meals and snacks.  I have tried a lot of different diets and I have to say the one that helped me the most was the Fat Smash diet.  I didn't realize how my body takes to fat soo much until I did this.  I literally lost about 4 pounds the first week I did it, and my body never does that!  I would run and exercise my butt off and not see that scale budge, but this helped so much.  You can do a search on line for the Phase I of Fat Smash to get an overview.  Everyone is different what works for one might not work for all.  High protein does not work for me :( but this did.  Keep us posted!
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I would like to take the challenge too!
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Hey everyone let's get this challenge up and running start posting your progress here for Week 3:

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Weight-Loss--Dieting/Summer-Weight-Loss-Challenge-Week-3/show/1528021
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If anybody else wants to join, it's ok to post below - the more we have the better~

C~
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Ok girls so far so good, am starting weight training next week with the hubby and have told him to push me and DONT FOR THE LIFE OF ME let me back out or use excuses!! lol All up anather kg down this week that makes 9kg in total so far :-)
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Hello Everyone!

Would love to join! Have lost 20 pounds in the past year, but still have a ways to go! :o)
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oops i did that wrong! sorry i am new!
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I want to join :)
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sorry did something wrong
right weight this time:
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Right well Im in -  aiming to lose 40lb in 26 weeks so I MUST be able to lose 1lb a week right?

What day is weigh in day?
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Welcome to the newcomers.... glad to have you all on board.  - wishing everyone the best of luck and want to make sure you all post on the Sunday Weigh in......... that's what hold us accountable.........
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It does feel good to watch that scale move, 9 more pounds to go!

Risa
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Congratulations Risa615 on the loss, you are an inspiration to us all! :D
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I love this group to help each other stay on track or support each other when we've had better weeks!
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Welcome Spermdonor22!  You can keep updated on everyone's progress here:

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Weight-Loss--Dieting/Sunday-Weigh-In---June-12--2011/show/1537336

So sorry to hear about your dog that can be pretty devastating to lose a best friend :(  We are certainly here for you.
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You know there was a time when I didn't have weights either and I used heavy food cans or filled water jugs to lift and tone with.  I know it sounds funny but it worked and it was accessible to me at the time.  Hope your ankle gets better, no more playing around on the treadmill! lol
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I would also like to join this challenge.
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Ashamed Clown hope you feel better soon and can get back on your feet :D

Welcome kaithsandy, glad to have you with us on this challenge!
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So i want to join...but i would like to start this sunday?? its my nephews 3rd bday this wkend and i just would like to feel alittle comfortable by my neices 2nd birthday july 27th and atleast back to 130 in august!...
I've cut down alot on soda and i've been drinking water&cranberry juice (its my fav.) i've been trying to cut down majorly on RedBull too.
I'll hopefully be starting water arobics
i hope that works and at home yoga and walking in the evenings...
oh&definately not eating greasy fast foods. :) wish me luck!
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i would like to join this challenge i would like to be down a 100 lbs by next year good luck to all
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Here is the link to the new weigh-in that was just posted on Sunday if anyone wants to put in their updates :D

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Weight-Loss--Dieting/Sunday-Weigh-In---June-26--2011/show/1545713?personal_page_id=2138176
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Ok, I'd like to join.
Can I post my weight ticker as I lose or is it only on Sunday.?
The diet "Fat Loss 4 Idiots" I am on has 11 day cycles with 3 days off. (Really not supposed to weigh until the end of the 11 day cycle...however I didn't get fat by doing what I'm "supposed" to do)
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You can always have the option of showing your tracker in your posts no matter where you post.  I would love to know how the Fat Loss 4 Idiots works out for you, my body obtains a lot of fat when I eat the wrong foods, so keep us posted on your progress and any tips that really are helping you :)
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I'm on Cycle 1 of FL4I

Yesterday was day 2 (Fruit day)...It all started out good until after my 2nd meal. Then the bad hunger set in along with a headache.

I doubt I'll ever eat my sandwich first thing on fruit day again.

The tomato soup someone suggested helped me with the rest of the evening.

(starting weight) Day 1 Weigh in was 226.8 lbs
Day 2 I weighed in at 223.4 lbs
Loss 3.4
(today) Day 3 I weighed in at 220 lbs
another 3.4 lb loss
Total for 2 days diet is 6.8 lbs.

I drink over 80 fl oz of water a day, eat 4 times a day, I don't count calories and I've been walking on the treadmill 30 mins a day at about 2.5 mph.

I'm shocked at how the weight is just dripping off of me.  I really hope this continues.

I'm totally stoked!!
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That is awesome!  I love hearing this :)  Definitely admire your commitment, keep it up :D
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i would like to join,its very interesting
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