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Back at Being a Big Loser!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yes, again I am doing the Biggest Loser Competition at the YMCA. This one is different though and we are actually working out with trainers in our teams of three.

Today was my first day and Boy oh Boy! You know I work out quite a bit, so I thought it wouldn't be THAT hard. Then my nemesis "Running" reared its ugly head. I hate to run. I have always hated to run, but I did it. I might have walked a little, but I did it. I thank god that Jen is on my team and we can bring in the rear together. I really liked our work out with Darlene today, depsite the running. It isn't even tomorrow yet and I am already sore!

My hatred of the burnt orange shirts I have to wear for this Challenge will not interfer with my motivation! hehe. At least I won't worry about sweating all over them.

Work out #1 is in the history books! Looking forward to the next one..... if I can move.


Biggest Loser is me!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Today I am starting with all new motivation. Nothing has been working for me, so I am hoping this will work.

My local YMCA, where I go to the gym, is having a 8-week Biggest Loser program! Today is the very first day. We have a whole list of ways we can earn points throughout each week, then we submit it to our team leaders. I am hoping this is what I need to jump start my weight loss. I have been in such a funk. I love the show The Biggest Loser, so this time the Biggest Loser will be me!


Last week was my first official week in the 8 week Biggest Loser competition at my gym. I did really great! I was exercised almost double of what I am supposed to be doing according to my fitness tracker. I tracked ALL of my eating, water and veggies. I went to a Super Bowl party and ate healthy! I also limited my drinking to within my calorie limits. Yes, I had a good week! I lost ::drum rolls:: .........

3 pounds this week! Yipee! I am excited!


Week two down. I really had another awesome week of eating right. I actually worked out 8 times this week, which is a big record for me. I just wish it was reflected on the scale. I only lost half a pound. I know I am building muscle, but it is still a little disappointing. I am going to keep at it though! It will all even itself out eventually!


Week three was another good week, but I went over on my calories this weekend. I didn't eat BAD though, but just over a little bit. I continued to exercise a lot, but I am just not seeing the weight loss that I would like. It is frustrating. Sometimes I feel like I have to absolutely starve myself to lose any weight. I will keep plugging away though. I hope that all of this working out will catch up eventually!


I just realized that I never finished this! I think I did really great through the 8 week challenge. I ended up losing 8 pounds and worked out more than I ever did in my life. I actually have been going to kickboxing, pilates and am trying to work out at least 5-6 days a week. I was hoping I would have lost more weight, but it seems I lose it slowly. I will keep plugging along!

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JULIE4540 2/6/2008 8:29AM

    COngrats!! I was reading some of the pages in the binder at the Y and noticed a lot of people on our team haven't written anything. Do you know anyone on our team? I hope everyone is sticking with it!! Keep up the great work. :)

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DEBBIESTY 1/28/2008 9:15AM


I'm in a greatest Loser Contest at Contours Express, a women's gym. I think competition keeps us motivated. Gook luck! I hope you win! Debbie

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Yo Yo Syndrome

Monday, October 15, 2007

Well I have been doing Spark people for a while now and I have stayed the same weight! It is good that I am not GAINING weight, but this weight loss thing has really thrown me for a loop.

I have really great weeks, where I follow my plan and exercise 3-4 times a week, but then I get very minimal weight loss. This frustrates me, so then the next week isn't so great. I get lazy... don't eat right and don't exercise as much. Then after that week, I get disgusted with myself and go back to being good. It is a perpetual yo-yo week to week.

I really need to be consistant and not be so hard on myself. I have to stop expecting big weight loss numbers and be satisfied with a pound or even less a week. It is obvious that I am not losing weight like I did when I was younger, so I have to stop expecting that!

So as of now, I am going to commit myself to being consistent. On tracking everything that goes in my mouth and exercising at least 3 days a week. I am going to stop my late night eating binges, because they are sabotaging all of my hard work throughout the day. I am going to commit myself to a healthier me and stop coming up with excuses!

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MARIANNE41 10/17/2007 2:54PM

    Just read your Blog,that sounds familiar with a lot of us. I'm a former Weight Watcher member and lost 130 lbs. kept it off for many years,it wasn't easy by no means,I don't believe my goal weight was ever consistent for 2 weeks in a row. Now I'm older maybe a little wiser,but need to lose 40 lbs. again. I've lost 10 so far,but stayed the same today (my weekly way in) If you are really honest with yourself and keep tabs on a tablet in front of you when you eat your meals,desserts,water take in and exercise and don't cheat,you will get the results you are looking for, My daily calorie intake according to Weight Watchers should be about 1300 calories, my choice is 1200-1250 because I'm a stay at home and don't burn as many calories as most people running around at the job and whatever. I wish you the best of luck,YOU CAN DO IT,Pat yourself on the back each day that you have had a good day. Marianne

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Good Old Summer Time

Monday, June 11, 2007

Summer vacation has officially started. I enter into it with mixed feelings. I am excited to spend the summer with the girls and look forward to doing fun things with them. Part of me worries though about the lack of schedule and being off "routine." I just really need to make sure that doesn't mean being off my "healthy eating and exercise routine!" Perhaps setting up more of a summer routine for myself would be helpful. Sticking with it would be the key though.


Night time Struggles

Friday, April 27, 2007

Ok I am feed up... literally hehe. I do good all day long on eating and exercising and then I let the last three hours of the day between 8-11:00 pm. totally ruin all of my hard work. I keep telling myself that I need to stop eating/drinking past 8:00, but it seems every day I am back at it. It is frustrating! Next week I am really going to make a big effort to fix this! I have to.

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THINKARB 4/28/2007 5:53PM

    I have the same struggle in that during the day when I'm at work I have not problem staying on plan. I eat right, get lots of water and then after work hit the gym for what is usually a good workout. When I get home then far too often all bets are off! I'm trying to tell myself that the kitchen is close and I think my new trick it is write in my journal about what I want to eat and reason out on paper why I shouldn't....the idea is if I still eat after all that work them maybe I really needed it? If this works for you let me know and I'll do the same.

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