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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby DD Diva » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:48 am

Thanks Shelley and JP,

I'm staying home from work today as I thought I could get around work hobbling about on one crutch/walking stick but alas....not a good idea as it didn't help with the swelling; my ankle was the size of a hot air balloon by the end of the day. :cry:

You two are AMAZING; your weight loss efforts are an inspiration to us all (well, they certainly are to me!) :wink:

Shelley, your perseverance to stick to your goals in spite of the emotional turmoil is a credit to you!! YOU GO GIRL!!!! :wink:
JP, you broke through the triple digits and now have the double digits firmly in place, that's awesome!!! In spite of the blisters (ouch!) you're pushing through shows courage and determination, so WELL DONE!!! :wink:

Me? Well I'm so close to the 80's I can taste! Had a sticky at the scales yesterday and for a split second they showed 89.9kg (again) and I nearly fell off them in shock (or was that because I dropped my cane?) Not sure but either way, onward and downward, hobbling all the way (if need be) :lol:
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:51 am

Thanks for the kind words Diva, unfortunately it looks like I have succumbed to my blisters, I pushed on through the pain barrier last night on the treadmill but have paid the price.. Have a huge fiery blister completely under the sole of my left foot and it is now throbbing like hell.. Have covered it with antiseptic cream but will have to give it a few days rest from the punishment I been dealing out.. The rest of the blisters I have/have had have not been a patch on this one but anyway will venture down the gym tonight but try to keep off of it..

We sound like a right invalided bunch now don't we? :lol:
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:12 pm

hey JP...why not try a swim? Nothing like water to soothe the pain away and you can exercise without killing your feet. :D

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:12 pm

Blitz wrote:hey JP...why not try a swim? Nothing like water to soothe the pain away and you can exercise without killing your feet. :D
Kim

Good idea Kim, tomorrow if it's warm :)
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:34 pm

Did ya get your feet wet? :lol:

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:40 pm

No mate, I had a complete rest yesterday, my body was crying out for a rest, perhaps l will shock it into surrendering a few grams :mrgreen:
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:45 pm

Optimist! :lol:

Look after your body...after all, that is the whole point of this weight loss thing in the first place - right?

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:16 pm

Couple of good sessions in the gym has got me back on track..

Pissing with rain on the coast so glad l got my membership sorted..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:14 am

This is why walking, bike riding and running isn't enough. When the weather isn't playing ball it is harder to motivate yourself to step out into it. You've got to have some indoor activity planned...the gym, home exercise, indoor swimming or an exercise bike or the like.

Having said that...I must confess that many a time I was found walking or running during a huge down pour during my weight loss journey. Some may say that I was keen...many were sure that I was mad! :shock: :lol:

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:06 am

Have to put this challenge down to a big fat fail I am afraid.. Got off to a bad start as it took me over a week to break into the 100s and as for the last 2 weeks, the reasons fail me at the moment..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:32 am

It is never a failure...if you are still moving along.

My friend, you have succeed in reducing your weight in this challenge and that is the main thing.

These challenges are just carrots to move us along...the real measure of success is what we have done and learnt along this journey's way. :D

Be proud of what you have achieved...learn and grow...and then win through to the end! 8)

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:09 am

Thanks for those kind words Kim.. you have been an inspiration to me the past few moths and I thank you for that.. As I've just mentioned elsewhere I am happy with my progress to now, maybe I placed too much expectation on myself from the start based on past success.. I realise this is a long haul game and the title of my personal thread is 2014 or bust which means exactly that, the whole of the year 2014 and not just get the weight shifted by July 1st and then there being a good chance I will just start the whole merry-go-round again..

I have to take stock, I basically know the underlyings but have to get the reasons down in writing and I just need a bit of space to be able to do that.. I'm going to be under pressure the next few weeks at work as I get ready to have some time off but no doubt I will get a spare 30 minutes to do this within a few days..

Meanwhile l was back in the gym for the first time last night but it hurt! and I wasn't happy with the session, I have some kind of mental block at the moment and it is impinging my progress and you even might be surprised that its not necessarliy my re-fueling thats been the problem..

More later..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby Blitz » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:26 am

I think we always place too high expectations on ourselves.

Sure, aim at the stars but don't be so disappointed if you don't reach them rather revel in how far you did come by setting those high goals. In my weight loss, I figured that I would be all done and dusted in thirty six weeks based on my first week's loss. I was only out by twenty four weeks! :lol: It was the drive to compel me and helped me achieve goal in 60 weeks which isn't a bad result anyway you look at it.

During the challenge you have shifted a lot of weight...enjoy what you have achieved so far without resting on your laurels. Ok maybe you didn't get it off as quickly as you did in the past but remember in the past you put it back on. That is the great achievement you are making this time around...you are coming to grips with making it a permanent lifestyle! And that is ALL GOOD! :D

In the past I've read your threads with despair. Here is a guy who works harder than a dog at weight loss (heck of a lot harder than I ever did) - then stops, goes on holiday or the like and blows his weight back out. Then he comes in again and repeats it all. I admire your work ethic but I thought you were crazy...like the hamster in it's wheel...frantic with energy but not getting anywhere! A man of extremes! :shock: :lol:
But this time it is different, this time you are coming to grips with life after reaching goal. It is a harder road but it is the pathway to healthy lifestyle success.
This is what makes you a winner in my books...you are growing steady in this journey - and because of that; success will be yours. 8)

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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:55 pm

Yup, thats me.. I take all you criticism on the chin because thats near enough exactly been what its been like judging by my past.. I set high standards of myself in life so feel the pain equally when I fall short of my expectations of myself and I don't run looking for excuses but instead rationalise where I have gone wrong and hopefully put that right in the future!
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Hell Month Challenge..

Postby JP1 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:57 pm

Anyway lets put this challenge to bed, despite all the good intentions it really wasn't my finest hour..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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