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mhibdon 12-19-2011 12:46 PM

7 Day Motivational Thread Dec. 19-25
Good morning, everyone!
So... I fell off the wagon (again) and am now crawling back with 5 lbs of stress weight to lose. I'm not stressin' about my stress weight, since I'm starting to train for a 10K soon! Whoo-hoo!

Age- 20
Height- 5'5 1/2
Weight- 164.4

1. 750 Deficit:
2. 3 L:
3. Take Vitamin:
4. Sleep 8 hours:
5. Walk Steg 3mi:

cjohnson728 12-19-2011 01:15 PM

Good Morning!
Thanks for starting us off, mhibdon! I am in the same boat and am 5 pounds over where I would like to be. The perfect storm of Thanksgiving, being sick, computer problems (couldn't get on to log), being crazy busy, and holiday parties & luncheons all contributed, but none of these is an excuse; it was just my own poor choices. I could have negotiated through each one of those and simply didn't. I acknowledge that and I'm moving on.

This being a holiday week with continued luncheons, quick dinners, tempting treats, and traditional foods eaten only once a year, I'm afraid that if I try to be too strict, I'll totally rebound, so I'm just going to try to be sensible and focus my goals on taking care of the basics.

1. Keep calories reasonable (maintenance ~1500-1600) M-F.
2. Keep a water bottle going throughout the day.
3. Run a mile daily (doing this with son who will have to do it next semester in PE).
4. Weights twice this week.
5. Tennis at least once this week.
6. Log everything and post every day.
7. 7 hours of sleep.
8. Get on the scale everyday...not so much for the number, but for the reminder to be mindful.
9. Don't totally lose control on Christmas Eve or Christmas!
10. Do shoulder exercises every day.

I have an office luncheon today, did pizzelles last night, and have brownie biscotti in the oven right now, so there are minefields...but I can do this.

Hope you all are doing well...I missed you last week while I was offline. Going to go back to the old thread and read up on what's been going on! Have a great day!

ZoeDuc 12-19-2011 01:26 PM

For the last month I have been going up and down with 5 lbs. :rolleyes:
My goal is to be good this week. M-F
And not go crazy on Christmas. It will be about portion control over the holidays.

Good luck to us! :)

almeeker 12-19-2011 01:29 PM

I'm in, I've been so crazy busy it's not even funny, but I'm hoping to stay at least a little motivated this week, otherwise I'll be wearing my "feeling super fat" sweat pants to all the Christmas/New Year's gatherings because all the "not sweat" pants I own are getting very tight. Yikes. Anyway I'm off to an okay start this morning, I didn't workout but I ate a high protein/very light breakfast, and have a decent lunch planned. Tonight the kids will be in the pool so hopefully I'll get a workout in, and I have one planned for tomorrow morning as well. This week should be fairly normal, until Saturday night that is...


1. 1,500 calories M-F, not more than 2,000 SS.
2. Exercise 5 hours.
3. WATER 100 OZ/DAILY (have really slipped on this one lately).
4. Protein 25% or higher, carbs 50% or less.


1. Wrap all the gifts.
2. Take kids shopping for DH (Wednesday).
3. Make Christmas cookies.
4. Clean house top to bottom.
5. Write Christmas letter and send out Christmas cards.

That's enough to keep a grown woman busy for a month I swear. On a complete side note, I spent all day yesterday tracking down a pair of rabbits for our youngest 2 dd's for Christmas presents. OMG are they ever the cutest things you've ever seen, I'm totally in love with both of them. The first one I bought is an 8 week old blue/white dutch doe (she looks like my avatar, only with blue fur instead of black), with absolutely fabulous markings. In the dutch breed markings are 50% of the points, so that's a huge deal, but she's also got an absolutely gorgeous build on top of the great markings.

The second rabbit is a 6 week old Siamese satin doe, mid range in color, great markings and fantastic fur. She's small still, but I feel pretty comfortable that she will reach a good show weight, given the size of her parents. On the way to look at the second rabbit, I was pretty nervous, of all the breeders in the state she's one of 3 that raise the Siamese satins, and the only one that had any babies for sale this time of year, and she only had one left. It was a 90-min drive in each direction to get there and I was like "I hope I don't drive all this way to see an ugly/yet expensive rabbit". But she's absolutely gorgeous! I raised satins and dutch as a kid and love both of these breeds. I can't wait for Christmas morning now, I'm soooo pumped it's not even funny. It's all I can do to sit here and not giggle, that would give me away in a hot second.

cjohnson728 12-19-2011 01:36 PM

Almeeker, I want to see pictures of the rabbits!! They sound adorable!

ZoeDuc, good to see you :). Good luck to you, too!

01gt4.6 12-19-2011 01:40 PM

Well, well, well, look at everyone that has made it back. I guess I should join in as well. I haven't weighed in b/c Mytsie won't let me get out of bed.

Okay... Just jumped on the scale, 180.4, down 1.8. Not bad for crashing and burning.

mhibdon 12-19-2011 02:30 PM

(Because I have to go be an adult)

Mid-Day Check In

1. 750 Deficit:
2. 3 L: .5
3. Take Vitamin: Yes
4. Sleep 8 hours:
5. Walk Steg 3mi: 1.5

Cassie: You got this! One of my big things is “Por Mi Culpa” which is pretty much an acceptance and confession of fault with the implied intension to do better. [Thank-you, Catholic school] I’m sure that you’ll BEAST your recovery week!

ZoeDuc: Portion control is key! I always struggle with accepting that not all slices of [food porn description] are the same, and have resigned myself to licking my forks after I’m done.

Almeeker: Awwww! My Little for my sorority used to walk her rabbit on a leash! Are you going to do agility shows?!

Mike: Well, well, look who the cat dragged in. Now I can harass you via 2 social medias! Also, honey, baby, sweetie, darling, please no food porn this week.

ToriD1012 12-19-2011 02:33 PM

I'm here for yet another week. I'm going to try and keep it simple this week. With the holidays it's going to be hard to stay on top of things like a normal week. I only have two parties this week, both on Christmas Eve. I have the work "party", if you want to call it that, around lunch time. It will mainly be finger foods, something quick that we can grab and then dive right back into the madness that is C-mas Eve in the grocery business. Saturday night is dinner at my brother's house and then a night filled with opening presents, playing games and then playing Elf. It's bound to be a long day/night. So my goals for the week are.....


1--1300 to 1400 calories a day. After trying to stick to 1300 for about a month, I've realized that I can eat upward to 14 an still drop my 2 lbs a week.
2--limit the soda. I'm NOT stressing over this this week. If I have more than 1 a day, so be it.
3--lose 2 lbs. With 2 more I should be right under my mini goal of 230. Fingers crossed

1--finish last 3 blankets
2--finish wrapping gifts
3--make Christmas cookies. I've had requests for the butterscotch since October
4--do not kill coworkers, family or customers
5--relax and enjoy everything

01gt4.6 12-19-2011 02:53 PM

Originally Posted by mhibdon (Post 65380)
Mike: Well, well, look who the cat dragged in. Now I can harass you via 2 social medias! Also, honey, baby, sweetie, darling, please no food porn this week.

No problem. Did you see my food pics from last week?

Ladies, I know the holiday season can be difficult. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas I know I eat enough to support an army. The one thing that we have to remember is that it's all about portion control. I've been going overboard too often lately. If you ever go to your favorite buffet and see a sign like this, they may be trying to give you a hint.

If you didn't laugh at that, you may have something wrong with you. ;)

bojibridge 12-19-2011 02:55 PM

Hey guys!

I jumped off the wagon with both feet last week - no falling for me! I'm not so concerned, truthfully, but I'm trying to get with the program again. I didn't gain any extra weight (at least within the error bars.) Actually, about half way through the week, I weighed in at my lowest weight, which is kind of ridiculous, frankly. I mean, it's all work work work and struggle to lose weight, and then I eat a bunch of crap (and I do mean crap - cheetos and M&Ms) and I lose 3 lbs? Kinda stupid. But anyway, I'm over it.

Finals were okay - I ended up with A's in all my classes, so that's cool. I actually wasn't expecting that for one of them because the final was awful, but I'm not asking too many questions. So, note to self - I can succeed in grad school! I have to tell myself these things periodically.

Anyway, lots to do! Off to Florida in a couple days, so gotta prep for that. And I'm taking shorts, and I'm wearing them, damnit! I don't care if it's too cold, it's still gonna happen, just on principle.

Alright, sayonara.

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