2013 Official Chaz Weight Loss Challenge

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  1. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    - Have a workout buddy who keeps me liable to show up
    - Special treat after workouts so my body associates workouts with goodness. I usually have a nice long shower/bath with my favorite body wash and rent a movie at red-box!
    - ridiculous motivational posters. I put them around the pantry and next to my workout shoes and around my computer.
    They do help oddly enough.

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    - I have one of these and I get special star stickers on workout days. Looking at all the stars/lack there of makes me feel more liable
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    They say it takes 21 days develop a habit. I have found this to be true.. push through for 21 days and usually, I find myself as totally OK with working out.

    - Find a workout time that works for you. For me, late at night works.
    - Music.
    - Embrace the wind-down. NOW I like working out.. but that took, a long long time. The endorphins and happy times didn't break through for a WHILE WHILE after I started working out. For a while the only thing that got me through was enjoying the feeling AFTER. The bath, the shower, sleeping like a baby, feeling so proud after.
     
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    milos_mommy Active Member

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    Fran, you've convinced me. After the baby comes I'm going to work out 21 times. In a row. If I still HATE it after 21 times, then we'll see :p
     
  3. Greenmagick

    Greenmagick New Member

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    I'm late joining in but I keep loosing and gaining the same darn 10lbs grrrrrr. So back to really focusing on it. Need to get about 50 off total (really could do 60-65 but we will see).

    I was doing pretty well using the wii to work out. During the spring/summer/fall when we have enough daylight I meet some friends at a park and we do yoga, that helps a ton but I have been bad about doing it on my own. The wii, I use Just Dane, wii fit, and I have Biggest Loser but have not used it yet. Unfortunately just as I was getting back into a good habit I got sick. Since then I have had a really bad headache (over a week now) which just knocks me out grrrrrrr.

    I need to get a meal plan for us...without one its too easy to slip into quick and convenient.
     
  4. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    207.6 as of an hour ago. Whooo.
     
  5. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    Broke 280 (on the way down) this morning. 279.2. I was 290 at Christmas.
     
  6. JacksonsMom

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    I've been doing okay... the exercise needs to be stepped up. My problem is I've had this stupid cough and bronchitis for the past 3 weeks so any time I'm active, it brings it on. I just finished my antibiotics and am feeling better so I think I'm about ready for some hardcore exercise! and really, I work at a **** gym (in childcare)... I have NO excuse. I'll be finished walking dogs next week (which I do right after I leave work, and then don't wanna come back to use the gym, lol) so after work (around 12:30), I'm gonna work out. I'm there at the least 4 days a week. So EVERY DAY that I am there, I'm making myself. I mean c'mon it's free.

    Foodwise, again, I'm just doing okay. I'm slowly easing myself in... where I always used to go wrong is I eat nothing but healthy for a month and then I'm just like OMG I NEED A BROWNIE and stuff my face with 5 of them. Then slowly start eating bad again. So anyway, I'm allowing myself one cheat night a week. Last night my little sister was sick for example, mom decided not to cook anything, just got Little Cesars pizza. I allowed myself one piece of pizza and one stick of crazy bread. But NO soda... I've had no soda for 11 days now lol. Which is great for me. I'm keeping it up.

    Honestly I'm starting to feel better already. It's obviously only been 11 days but my face feels a bit lighter (to me), and I just feel a bit more energized since I haven't been eating pizza, fast food and soda almost every day. lol.

    I've been making myself lots of smoothies, if I feel the need to snack, I get some cheerios or nuts. Been eating a lot of fish (and trying new ones). I had a tuna steak the other night at dinner, didn't eat the baked potato covered in butter. I ordered mahi mahi the other night and again skipped out on the baked potato it came with. And chicken, had a few plain grilled chicken breast dinners. Overall I'm improving a lot and that's my goal!
     
  7. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Great job guys :) It feels so good to see results doesn't it.

    I was 199.6 when I stepped on the scale today :) Broke 200lbs (although it was only 5 lbs to do it lol but still that was my first goal)
     
  8. Greenmagick

    Greenmagick New Member

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    Well, the small changes seemed to have helped a bit:) I am down about 5 lbs right now.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    WOOHOO. Keep up the good work :) congrats on the 5 lbs.
     
  10. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Weighed in this morning, lost 5 pounds!! Yay! :p
     
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    Greenmagick New Member

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    I think 5 lbs is the day's magic number lol.

    Woo hoo!
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Looks like it!

    I was worried, especially since I only worked out 1 day and last night I had wings for dinner :eek:
     
  13. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I'm weighing in again on Monday morning so crossing my fingers I've lost some more.

    Great job everyone!!!! Keep it up!!!
     
  14. LauraLeigh

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    I joined WW yesterday, I am on MFP as well but will likely use it just to track weight as I have a free membership to weight watchers Etools and find that tracking App great!

    I am tired, bone tired of struggling with my weight & smoking, time to quit the excuses!!

    Currently;

    I weigh 212.6 (WW now uses 1/10th measurements!)

    I smoke up to, sometimes over a PACK a day!!!

    I'm 5'2" tall....

    I'm back to drinking way to much Pop!!

    I have a lot to tackle, but feel insanely determined to do this!!!!
     
  15. LauraLeigh

    LauraLeigh New Member

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    Oh, I'm Leigh98 on MFP! Added all the names I noticed, feel free to add me!
     
  16. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Made a deal with myself, if I stick to my yoga/cardio programs for the next 8 weeks (the length of the program) then I will get a gym membership at a gym with a POOL! All I have to do is work out at least 4 times a week for the next 8 weeks!

    I love swimming laps and would love to start again. Excited :D
     
  17. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    That sounds like an awesome idea!!!!!

    I'm weighing in tomorrow... Nervous... It's TOM right now (sorry for TMI) so wondering if that will affect what the scale says.
     
  18. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Losing very little weight by what I see on the scale but I can tell a difference in my toning up and building up muscle. I am getting more muscle on my thighs and my upper back looks AMAZING. Also, my face is losing weight and my jaw & cheek bone area is looking awesome!
     
  19. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I agree Skittle! lol

    Also, I would just be ready to not be bummed if the scale doesn't look awesome this week. Just imagine how awesome it will be NEXT week if it's crappy cause of your TOM this week. All things with time.

    Also, have you checked out this site? http://punchfork.com/paleo
    So many yummy recipes! I am working on a grocery list for next week!
     
  20. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Don't worry too much about the scale. The numbers can be deceiving. First of all, a person can vary up to five pounds just based on how much water you do or don't drink... or taking a big poo. And remember that a pound of muscle and a pound of fat are vastly different.
    Focus on how your clothes fit, how you look, and how you FEEL. I permanently broke up with my scale about mid-2012. It just wasn't doing me any good because the number on the scale no longer meant anything unless I combined it with a handful of other measurements, did math, and calculated out my body fat percentage - and I hate math so that ain't happening.

    I'm not saying you should all break up with your scales immediately, but don't let it rule your life... and definitely don't let a number you don't like to see on the scale allow you to make poor decisions. Don't let it make you frustrated and throw in the towel. Remember there's a lot more to you than what the scale says.
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