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)……………….
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!
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,
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.
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.........
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?
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
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.
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!
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!
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, 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 !!
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!
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 :-)
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.........
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
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!
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)
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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