It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:29 am

Free Newsletter

Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Join one of our motivational Challenges or start one yourself.

Moderator: Moderators

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby superstar09 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:34 pm

hey all

Im defintly in for this!! I need to lose 30 Kgs would love to lose a little more but u have to focus on smll goals.

I weigh in at 101k my first goal is 90kg

I am very motivated and no i can do this so here it all goes so il weigh in every friday or fortnight and see how i go

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wJ6NMMt/]
Image
superstar09
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:20 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:51 am

I better hurry up a bit or I wont reach my goal by the end of this challenge- there is about 10 weeks to go and have about 11 or 12kg to lose. I did want to reach my goal by the end of summer but thats not going to happen so this challange is important to me now- I must do this! I need to exercise again (have been saying this all week but still have not done any). Today when Eric naps WILL do a workout and if i get on here again and have not done any i give you permission to kick my butt!!
10 weeks still sounds like a long time but i know how fast that can go so cant waste any of it!
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:53 am

Hi Superstar09- Welcome to the challange, am sure that you will reach your first goal by the end of this challange, its just under 1kg a week for you so its achievable- but if you only lose half of that then that is still a great effort. Let us know what your doing regually to reach your goal and we will support you
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:59 am

Fireball wrote:I weighed this morning. :oops:
115.5kg I put on 1 kg. Yeek. I weigh more than the start of the year.
I know I've been under a lot of stress, and I eat when I'm stressed ...


1kg is not too bad, can be lost again in a short period of time. Stress is the worst thing for weight loss and you do need to find methods of dealing with it. If you cant eliminate the cause then find something to reduce its effect- walking is great for stress release. When you start to feel stressed get up and go for a walk, even if its just a lap around the office, go to the bathrooms and splash your face with water, head outside for some fresh air, close your eyes and count to 10.... whatever works.
Good luck and if need be- VENT - it helps to get things off your chest :)
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:07 am

Its ok, no need for a kick up the butt now :) Just got back from a 45min walk which felt fantastic! was hot though due to the time of day but thats ok- i survived it. Will do my dvd soon (eric about to fall asleep sitting up lol).
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:16 pm

Went for a little walk this morning- needed some bread so instead of just walking around the corner (total 5min walk) I went to the shops which are a 10min walk each way. I would have gone for a better walk but had too much cleaning to do this morning before I head out shortly. Tomorrow I should not have an excuse so I plan on heading out for my walk nice and early.
Eating has been great the last couple of days- well, normally i dont eat bread but had a nice fresh salad sandwhich today (had early lunch as was hungry early today and did not want to just snack on [email protected]). I dont know what time I will be getting home today so will probably just have one of my frozen leftover meals or if its not too late might quickly steam up some veggies and have some grilled fish, that does not take long and is healthy- better than what i used to do when i would be getting home late and thats going through KFC drivethrough and eating in the car on my way home :shock:
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby Fireball » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:31 pm

Hi Superstar. Welcome to the Quarterly Challenge. Like me, you have a bit to lose so that is why I thought breaking the year into quarters may help. By the end of the year we can look gorgeous. :mrgreen:

I seem to have gotten over the bump in the road. And your right MumnBub, I've got to get up and go for a walk when I'm stressed. I know I feel better when I walk but I'm afraid I've gotten lazy. Usually I would say "unmotivated" because it sounds so much nicer but the reality is that I am carrying a lot of extra weight and I find it too much effort to get off my butt. I am also getting a variety of pains through my feet, legs, hips and back primarily caused by my additional weight so I need to deal with it and get on with the weighloss.

I often have a wholemeal roll with salad for lunch. Yum. Trouble is that after wards i eat treats, takeaway etc. :oops: One of my difficulties is that I have a fear of missing out. Even thinking of cutting back on yummy chinese meals makes me feel a bit upset and deprived. I have to try to convince myself I can have a small portion regularly and that's ok. Whereas when I order I want to get everything I like all at once, as if it' my last meal. :lol: I just thought, one day that will be right, one day it will be my last meal. Sorry I'm not trying to be depressing, just thinking that by eating the way I do I am getting health issues and it may not be around as long as if I make the effort to get healthier.
Image

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of the stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain."
Ihab Hassan
Fireball
 
Posts: 687
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:36 am
Location: Adelaide

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:12 pm

I found I was eating healthier once I told myself I could still have the foods I liked but in smaller portions. I had chinese one night but chose the healthier options like the veggie dishes instead of the fried foods, I have foods like lasagne but a small serve with a side salad instead of a plate full of just lasagne, I even have take away every so often but I just get a small burger not the large coke and fries to go with it. Its easier to do that then say NO MORE! as your body will fight back- just like a little toddler would lol.
I belive everything is ok to eat in the portion size and at the right time.
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:37 pm

Am so pleased with myself- am trying to keep kitchen clean as a real estate agent is comming tomorrow to take photoes as the house is being sold so wanted an easy dinner. I had a packet of continental rice out which is 122 caleries per serve and I was going to have the whole packet to myself (4 serves) :shock: In the past I would not have even looked at the nutritional info but today I did. So in the end I grabbed a piece of fish and put it in the oven and chopped up some veggies and put in one of those microwave steam bags. So instead of a really bad dinner I ate a healthy one and feel fantastic for doing so!

Weigh in is tomorrow morning, dont know if I am under the 80kg's I was hoping for but time will tell and if I have not done it then who cares, there is always next week and the important thing is that I have lost weight.
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby Fireball » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:15 pm

Good on you for making the healthy choice.

I've been struggling with myself today. I have so much work to do to prep for a major meeting tomorrow. I've felt stressed all day. Instead of eating as I'm at home I've done house work, exercise etc. It is hard to tell the difference between doing that and procrastinating. :lol: Anyway I've got lots of my prep work done, although I'm behind schedule I've had a good day and feeling pleased with my choices.

Cross fingers X for your 80 kg tomorrow.
Image

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of the stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain."
Ihab Hassan
Fireball
 
Posts: 687
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:36 am
Location: Adelaide

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby milkyway » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:56 pm

Best of luck for your weigh in tomorrow! Here's hoping you reach the new decade. With decisions like those you've been making, you really deserve it :)
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
------------------------
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09
GW 62kg
User avatar
milkyway
 
Posts: 4236
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:11 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:18 pm

So I weighed in this morning and lost 1kg which puts me right on 80kg! how frustrating is that, so close to being under 80kg. Good news is i lost 4cm off my hips :)
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby superstar09 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:35 pm

Thanks for your welcomes!!

I have done really well today and am so proud of myself.. i was really good today.. and my manager gave me a mini mars bar and i opened the wraper looked at it for about 5 minutes and gave it to someone else YAY im soooo happy with myself hehehe

So basically i have just been eating really healthy no junk foods at all and lots and lots of protein!!

My worst time is at night after dinner i gett rreally picky and crave junk food big time but tonight i had a slim right shake after dins and im not feeling hungry! which is great!!

So im terrible with exercise totally not motivated to do it or should i just say lazy!! but il get into it soon im a member of Fitness first and have decided to do their classes... on wed and thurs... so il c how i go.

Anyhow everyone in here seems to b doing great so keep up the good work...

xx
superstar09
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:20 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby mumnbub » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:08 pm

feeling great today, got up early, had my fruit smoothy then headed out the door for 45min walk which included all up 5min of running and also some weights in the parks gym.
I have also been using my leg master now that its sitting in the lounge room, also trying not to just sit/stand still so have been doing things like push ups against the bench while waiting for the kettle to boil- its my new rule DONT JUST SIT STILL- KEEP MOVING.
I really enjoyed my lunch today, it was just a ham and salad sandwhich on multigrain bread but for some reason it was just nicer today. Planning on having some grilled chicken with rice dish- it is not entirely healthy but I prefer to enjoy my foods so have smaller servings of the stuff I like along with veggies.
So feeling great so far today, i hope that over the next few days i get time to do my workout dvd but i know that that will just be a bonus as with my eating and walking i will still lose weight- might be slow and steady but thats ok, not like i am in a race.

Hope everyone else is doing really well
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/waXaD9j/]
Image
[/url]
mumnbub
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Re: Quarterly Challenge - 1st Quarter ends 31/03/09

Postby Fireball » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:30 am

Good on you Superstar. Wow. :mrgreen: It is decisons like that boost your confidence and will make the difference in the long run. After dinner is a risky time. It is all about habits. I get an urge to eat but it passes if I ignore it. lol Tough

MumnBub Isn't this weightloss stuff strange? You lost 1 kg. :mrgreen: That is fantastic! Yet commiserations on not making under 80kg this time :evil: [but next time you will for sure]

I have been good. Today when I got stressed it was hot but I walked around the large bitumised carpark - at least there are trees around the edge. I was laughing to myself thinking somoeone might report me to security for suspicuous behaviour. No one in their right mind would be walking around in the heat in the car park. :lol:

I'm still not getting much exercise - I did a fair bit of light house work on the weekend. Talked my husband into a decent walk Saturday night. [He complained about it during the walk. A half hours too long he only wanted to walk around the little block. grrr] I had to go in to work early so couldnt get in a walk and feel too hot at night. But I've been excellent with my food intake. Yes! It hasn't been too bad. When it has been getting hard I think about how my sister had a heart attack at 53 and when I lose 10kg she has agreed to quit smoking. I wonder if she struck up the deal because she thinks I won't lose weight. :( Well if so, HaHa got ya. I'm going to do it. That motivates me. I hope when I lose weight that she can quit.
Image

"Unknowingly, we plow the dust of the stars, blown about us by the wind, and drink the universe in a glass of rain."
Ihab Hassan
Fireball
 
Posts: 687
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:36 am
Location: Adelaide

PreviousNext

Return to Challenges

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest