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AZLisaLou 10-05-2015 01:30 AM

New Year's Weight Loss Challenge...Out with the old, In with the new!
Start Date: 10/05/2015
End Date: 01/04/2016
Challenge: 5% off current weight.
Check-in every Monday.
Set, report and meet personal exercise goals to help you achieve av5% loss. Exercise can include anything at all that gets your heart beating...walking, up and down stairs, house work, yard work, dreadmill and other machines, anything can count.
Everyone is welcome to join at any time.

Does everyone agree with the 5%? Let me know if you feel something else would be better and we can change it. I hope everyone joins in. I'm also hoping that by having an end of the year challenge it will help with Halloween in October (isn't Canadian Thanksgiving in October too?), Thanksgiving (for the Americans) in November and Christmas or Hanukkah in December, and make it past the New Year with our goals in mind to keep us better on track.

13 weeks to lose 5%. Are you ready? Let's go!!!

libby135 10-05-2015 03:17 AM

Count me in. I am OK with 7%. Should we use our Friday weigh in data or
weigh in again on Monday? Will we have an exercise challenge as well? We are going to be very busy.

Um, I just calculated it at a pound a week. That is a challenge.

AZLisaLou 10-05-2015 04:39 AM

I went ahead and lowered it. 1.5 lbs for me on an every week basis might be too challenging. If I lower it to 5%, that will be about 1lb a week for me. I've got a lot more to lose than you do, so it's not as hard for me.

For the exercise part of the challenge, I'm just wanting everyone to try to commit themselves to something (anything, really, as long as it's movement and gets your heart beating) each week, and try really hard to accomplish it. It will make achieving the goal a bit easier.

Libby, also yes you can use your Friday info. Not everyone does the Friday weigh in, so for those who don't I put the weigh-in on monday since it starts and ends on a monday...13 Mondays. So you can just check in with whatever your Friday shows. To start, use last Friday.

AZLisaLou 10-05-2015 08:18 AM

Here I go!

Start (week 1):
Goal (Jan 4, 2016): 254.5
Exercise Goal for the Week: Start Slim in 6 DVD series. At least 3 times.

To everybody...just do the best you can. There are no failures. Any loss is good loss! But let's do our best to reach our goal.

libby135 10-05-2015 01:56 PM

Here I go.
Start (Oct 5, 2015): 187.4
Oct 12,
Oct 19,
Oct 26,
Nov 2,
Nov 9,
Nov 16,
Nov 23,
Nov 30,
Dec 7,
Dec 21,
Dec 28,
Jan 4,
Goal (Jan 4, 2016): 174.7
Exercise Goal: 15 min. TMW per. day

lildebbieg 10-05-2015 01:58 PM

I'm all in!!! Thanks for getting us started on a new challenge Lisa! This is exactly what I need right now! I think I may go for 7% though. 5% for me is only 7.7 lbs. which would only be .6 pounds per week. 7% would be 10.8 lbs. over 13 weeks...still not even a pound per week...but still doable I think. As you know, I won't be weighing in for a while, so I won't be checking in with weigh ins, but I will certainly check in with exercise achievements!

Start (week 1): 154
Goal (Jan 4, 2016): 143
Exercise Goal for the Week: 20-30 min. cardio x4, core workout x3

Let the games begin! May the odds be ever in your favor ;)

canary52 10-05-2015 02:00 PM

I'm in!!!! I'm just about to reach another decade of weight, the highest I've been in a while. And despite my physical challenges ( and because of them) I want to commit to some sort of movement, light exercise, short walks, etc.

Start ( week 1) 138.8
Goal (January 4, 2016) 132
Exercise goals for the week:
1) stretch and floor exercise every day
2) short walk, 10 minutes, or 10 minutes of cardio: bike, elliptical, dreadmill, three times this week

Thank you, Lisa, just what I needed! So glad I'm doing this with you all. Psyched!!!

libby135 10-05-2015 11:11 PM

Start (week 1): 187.4
Goal (Jan 4, 2016): 174.7
Exercise Goal: 15 min. TMW per. day

Oct 5: no exercise but busy cleaning house, lots of stair walking and carrying.
Oct 6:
Oct 7:

lildebbieg 10-05-2015 11:43 PM

Start (week 1): 154
Goal (Jan 4, 2016): 143
Exercise Goal for the Week: 20-30 min. cardio x4, core workout x3

Oct 5: 30 minutes elliptical :)
Oct 6:
Oct 7:
Oct 8:
Oct 9:
Oct 10:
Oct 11:

I'm off to a good start! This week will be a little tricky with having company coming for the weekend and Thanksgiving as well. I'm going to give it my all though, so I'll have to just figure out how to squeeze it all in!

AZLisaLou 10-06-2015 11:32 AM

I think that I'm going to increase my personal goal. I feel that I should be able to do 1.5lbs/wk, which would be 7%.

Start (week 1): 268
Goal (Jan 4, 2016): 241
Exercise Goal for the Week: Start Slim in 6 DVD series. At least 3 times.

I'm so scared to start exercising! When my back slipped out so badly (a long time ago now), it was the most excruciating pain I'd ever felt, even worse than giving birth 4 times. And every time I'm thinking about doing it, I'm reminded of that pain with the twinge in that exact spot that has never gotten better. I don't know why it's never gotten better. It's on my right lower back, just to the right of my spine. If I do this, I'm going to have to start out very slow to get over my fear and see that it's not going to slip out again with a little exercise. I mean, I wasn't exercising when it happened. I was just standing in front of the bathroom sink. Not bending or anything and it felt like my right side just literally dropped a few inches. ugh. I need to get over this fear that exercise will put my back out.

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