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1/3/15 3:37 P

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Okay, how did everyone do?

Well I was sick twice. For 4 weeks in November (the whole month), and, for the last 6 days. I lost a bunch of weight in November, and I think a little more after Christmas.

While this was not good healthy weightloss, I did go down quite a bit, 23lbs. In November I didn't believe it and kept weighing. Then I said, forget it, I'll just weigh on Jan 1st - if it's going to boomerang back, it will be back by then. But I've kept it off, which I am grateful for.

I kinda feel like I cheated (by losing it through being sick), but, it is what it is.

I did really well with this challenge, either in 2012 or 2013. For some reason, this particular challenge is really helpful to me personally. Is there anyone interested in doing it again for 2015? If so, chime in.

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12/8/14 8:11 P

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Ought oh. So sorry.

I'm doing pretty well at staying away from sugar. I call Sept - Easter "The Sugar Season".

But I'm doing rotten about processed food, re, food pantry food. Sigh.

I need to weigh at Planet Fitness next time I go, and see where I'm at.

We're on the home stretch now!!

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12/1/14 11:14 A

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Yikes! My WORST WEIGH IN EVER. I'm going to re-weight myself in a couple of days, in hopes that this was a temporary blip on the scales!

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I'm on hold for this goal due to new disruptions in my personal life . . . BUT I still hope to lose pounds before Jan 1st!!!

2 lbs for Oct is great, Alison!

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11/8/14 12:06 P

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I lost about 2 pounds for the month of October (and I'm about 5 pounds down from the temporary mid month gain, temporary gain was totally due to overeating and indulging in sweets)

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You don't even have to be at McDonald's for that to happen! Sorry we missed out.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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10/19/14 12:31 P

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Boy I just lost a long post due to sucky McDonald's public wifi.

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I am sticking to my program more and I dropped a little. I'd like to think I can get back to my weight of the last two years by Thanksgiving, which is the the week of Nov. 27, for any overseas members.


Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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10/15/14 8:12 P

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10 weeks 10lbs, that sounds doable!
SW 195
GW 185

No sugar except homemade holiday dessert.
Avoid white foods like the plague
Serious Exercise 4x a week.
move 14 minutes everyday.

Cynthia



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10/15/14 7:52 P

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Today, I weigh 140.6, and am recommiting to the no sugar diet, and am planning on posting my weight loss here... I am hoping for good results, and am looking forward to sharing with others here.


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10/13/14 12:39 A

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Another week of no lost weight. But I had a better week increasing exercise, and I ate pretty well.

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10/6/14 10:01 P

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The closer you are to a normal BMI, the harder it is to lose. Super simple for me cause I'm huge, in other words (and I'm still not doing it). I can easily lose 2-3 lbs a week, healthily, according to SP.

I am glad that doesn't apply to you and you have a much healthier BMI.

So yes, perfectly fine to do it your way.

Healthy routines are the bomb; eventually about 90 -180 days, the magic kicks in. Until then, healthy routines are what will get us there.

Just have to remember: Discipline is simply remembering what it is you REALLY want.

Or in other words: Keep your eye on the prize!!

"Exercise integrity in the moment of choice. Quality of life, and your personal freedom, depends upon what happens in the space between stimulus and response." - Stephen Covey


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10/6/14 1:33 A

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I don't think I can lose a pound a week, but I know I gained some over the last few weeks of my eating devolving into old binge habits. I've had a couple of good days, and I say that even having gotten pretty full at a buffet last night, and I want to keep going. I'm just coming off a two-week break from work. I'm hoping the routine will help me re-establish the meal rhythm again and work later on meal makeup and size.

So I hope it's okay if I amend the thredt title for myself to say achieve 12 weeks of 80%+ compliance by Jan. 1.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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10/5/14 2:27 P

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I'm recommitting to No S principles.

I have been building muscle in the gym, but it is going slowly. I have also upped my daily step average, but enough to make a difference.

I weighed and had not lost weight. Definitely want to lose weight between now and Jan 1st!!!!!

Keep your EYE on the PRIZE!

And with ebola now here, we all need to boost our immune systems. Which fasting 5-7 hours between meals does. And losing weight does. And exercising does. And drinking water does. And eating high-nutrition food does. Just ANOTHER reason, to make permanent lifestyle changes, instead of start-again stop-again health kicks.

"Exercise integrity in the moment of choice. Quality of life, and your personal freedom, depends upon what happens in the space between stimulus and response." - Stephen Covey


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ALIHIKES's Photo ALIHIKES Posts: 5,786
10/5/14 1:05 A

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Well I did not lose weight this week. I have slipped back into some old bad habits (snacking on something sweet in the midafternoon at work). I am changing that NOW! If I absolutely need something in the afternoon it will be (in order of choice) water, tea, coffee. I may occasionally have fresh fruit or low calorie soup if I really need something (i.e., if I will be working hours that will impede my usual meal schedule)

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Tough news. I know I have lost muscle, but don't seem to be able to commit to a resistance program. That's partly why I'm on this thread. I did it before and remember how springy and peppy I felt when I kept up with it.

Take some heart in the professor who lost eating only one "real" meal a day and the rest of the day ate Twinkies and junk food, but within a calorie limit. Not only did he lose weight, but his health markers improved, too.

I know Brad Pilon of Eat Stop Eat fame- which I am not a promoter of- says it is possible to build muscle while losing fat. He has continued to gain muscle while living on cycling calorie restriction for several years. He even trains on fasting days.

You will work this out.



Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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9/22/14 2:35 P

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With my circumstances I can't always eat from scratch, either. I gained weight, and am doing the best I can.

Was going to cut way back, but, over Labor Day Weekend I worked in ministorage and discovered not only had I gained, but I had also lost a very significant, shocking amount muscle. This was NOT good. Losing muscle while gaining fat is never good.

For me, if I'm eating chemical food for whatever the reason, then I have to eat like a bird. That is SO not the way to live, speaking for me personally. I know others don't have to be so careful, and I'm happy for them. Doesn't work for me tho.

I weighed at the gym Sat and am the same. But b/c of the muscle loss, I'm going to focus on strength training and lifting weights. After several weeks of getting with THAT groove, and rotating core with upper & lower, then I'll go back to cutting down food and losing before Jan 1st, which I still want to do and am still holding as a very significant goal. Just need to address the muscle issue, first, so I don't lose more muscle when I cut way back.

"Exercise integrity in the moment of choice. Quality of life, and your personal freedom, depends upon what happens in the space between stimulus and response." - Stephen Covey


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9/22/14 7:24 A

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I have not been completely compliant with No S for any length of time for months. I am afraid to claim that I will be compliant for the rest of the year, but I thought I'd hang out here a little anyway. I am not looking to lose any specific weight by any certain time. That always gets in my way. I've already taken off about 40 lb. and even though I'm not cosmetically thin, it may take eating less food and being more active than I am willing to commit to to lose more. (IN losing that, I often had days of eating very little at my meals just because my hunger was low, so it's hard for me ti imagine consistently eating much less.) I am not willing to cook all my own food. I lost my weight without doing that, though my starch and protein servings have gotten rather small to keep from getting too full. I don't get as hungry for my meals, and I miss that a lot. It has actually led to overeating, as I find I still want that pleasure I used to get from the experience of eating. I suspect that also has to do with other issues in my life, and I'm not sure I can juggle all that right now.

However, I do want to live eating moderately, and I do want to move consistently, sometimes moderately and sometimes vigorously. I think No S can still be the core of my eating. Hope to post later something more definitely about goals for behavior.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 16,555
9/16/14 3:29 P

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A quarter pound is one stick of butter, and takes 1lb of pressure off each of your knees.

Traveling with food is tough. Yes it sure is.

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9/14/14 6:35 P

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Carol, you are probably right! We brought our breakfasts and lunches with us, (plus a couple of dinners cooked in the cabin and 5 dinners eating out) but because we were transporting food without refrigeration, I definitely ate different food than usual. Plus some of the weight gain was probably just bloating. I am back down (and even a quarter pound lower) to my pre-trip weight. A quarter pound lower isn't much, but it sure beats a weight gain!!!





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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 16,555
9/12/14 7:16 P

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I know when I make my own food from scratch, and then for whatever reason, convenience, vacation, out with friends or relatives etc., that when I eat not-from-scratch food, I automatically gain,

I call this phenonmenon, the results of "chemical food".

All food is adulterated, unless you made it yourself from non-processed single-ingredient components.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 16,555
9/12/14 7:10 P

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So what do you think caused the gain? Was it salt and other additives that you normally don't eat that was in restaurant food where you stayed?

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9/12/14 2:09 P

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I regained 3 pounds while on vacation. Very disappointing, because it was an active hiking/biking vacation, and I didn't overeat ... But I'll just keep on eating moderate portions of healthy foods, controlling snacking and sweets, and exercising.

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8/30/14 12:00 P

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I weighed a 2nd time at Planet Fitness and am using 320lbs as my Starting Weight (SW) for this challenge. I'm not sure it's correct, but, it will have to do.

Also, Monday is Sept 1!!!

Farewell, August.
Hello, September!

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Since Mon is Sept 1, I re-counted the weeks left in the year. There are 17 calendar weeks, plus 3 days, left in 2014.

That would be 17 lbs down by Jan 1, 2015, if I lost "a pound a week" per this challenge.

Hm, 17lbs . . . and I'm 320 . . . 17 is almost 20 . . . that's just way too tempting to bump it up to 20 . . .

I'm setting my goal for this challenge, for the last 17 weeks of this year, at 21 pounds, so I'll be in the 200's by January 1st. At my size, that's very realistic weightloss.

During the month of August, I started and maintained SparkGuy's "10 Mins or More" daily exercise challenge.

September's goal: up that to No S Guy's "14 Mins" or more daily exercise.

I'll also keep weighing in weekly.

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8/21/14 12:55 P

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Good for you for losing half!!

I guess I will start with 18 weeks left of the year, since I haven't weighed again at Planet Fitness yet.

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8/18/14 9:57 P

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Lost 3.5 pounds (of the 7 that I gained unfortunately...) but hey I'm getting back on track.

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8/18/14 10:38 A

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I weighed at Planet Fitness Friday, and am going to weigh again tonight. I don't know how accurate their scale is, unfortunately; but will just go with.

This should give me a starting weight for this challenge.

Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec. We have FOUR MONTHS LEFT, ladies (and gentlemen, if there are any on the team). Only 4 months to get it in gear. 19 weeks left, if I counted correctly on my phone display that is too small to see.

I don't want 2014 to be another year where I didn't lose significant weight, since I have a significant amount to lose!

I'm posting my starting weight, no matter how embarrassing. To turn a situation around, you have to face the reality of where you are.

Edited by: CAROLFAITHWALKR at: 8/18/2014 (10:39)
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8/9/14 8:24 P

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Hey it's so great to see you here, ALIHIKES.

ME TOO - I also need to turn things around. Did almost 2 hours on treadmill today at Planet Fitness, but, was going very slowly.

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8/9/14 2:03 A

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I'm joining this challenge! I need to turn things around and resume losing weight

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7/31/14 2:30 P

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emoticon ALICERABBIT8! Welcome!

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I am still struggling but am determined to make progress in 2014. Only 5 months left!

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I'm in!

My goal is to either maintain or lose at each weekly weigh-in. Maintenance is fine since I am already at a healthy weight, although a loss each week would be nice, however small.

My guidelines to maintain or lose each week:

No-s (except my food doesn't always sit on one physical plate)
Include a decent amount of veggies or fruit on your plate (most of the time)
Keep active, doing exercise you enjoy - rockclimbing etc
Try and keep meal sizes similar - (no tiny breakfast and huge lunch)
Glass ceiling at least on n-days (don't usually drink but have to put it in there)
Weigh-in no more than once per week (on Friday or Saturday)
Be patient, this is not a quick fix!

I'm going to back log here to when I started being consistent with No-S

Week 1, Day 1 weigh-in (Friday 4th July morning): 64.3kg
Week 2 weigh-in: 63
Week 3 weigh-in: 62.2
Week 4 weigh-in: 63.3 - I don't know what happened here. Probably water weight because I don't feel bigger than last week, so I'm not bothered. Also I am using a different scale from the first 3 weigh-ins.
Week 5 weigh-in: 62.2 - seem to be going up and down a bit each weigh-in, maybe due to my s-days.

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Try a small water bottle in your purse, instead? I was annoyed when I purchased water from a vending machine, a small bottle came out instead of normal 2-cup size. But that bottle has become soooo convenient . . . I'm truly amazed. It is 12oz, or 1.5 cups; amazing what a difference size makes in ease of including it in things. The smaller 8oz bottles would be even easier to carry around . . .

This challenge really, really works for me . . . when I do it. So I'm not ready to give up. I just have been hit with one thing after another this year. I am DETERMINED to get back on track and actually DO IT.

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Its hard to stop snacking ...Pistachios keep finding their way into my bag. They are entertaining me while I wait to pick up kids...I have a fix that might work...sudoku app. It will keep my fingers busy...Have lost 13lbs since jan 1 but it was mostly in january. the scale has stayed still for the last 3 weeks. Pants fit better tho. Got to keep truckin' emoticon

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How is everyone doing?

Sigh. I have to work today, on this beautiful sunshiney Saturday. So I have to run and can't update any threads. Oh well. Will be back Sunday or another day.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Well, I've made eye-opening progress on my goals. I am almost shocked at myself.

I thought I had this all figured out and knew what I would post.

And then I had epiphanies this past week, from starting a new job, and the accompanying exhaustion, about my life's priorities. Namely, what it means to put my health first.

It means putting me first.

I already knew that!; but I didn't UNDERSTAND that. I didn't UNDERSTAND what that MEANT in real life.

In my case, it means subordinating job hunting for a professional job to a lower priority. I come first, and then of course I have to go to my new job, the $9 / hr paycheck job. Since 2009, first priority was job hunting, job hunting, job hunting. That has now changed.

I can't be 3 places at once in the morning. SInce I work til midnight, and pick up and drop off my friend after, the soonest I can get to sleep is 1am. I need about 9 hours, but can make it, under normal conditions, on 8 hours.

1am + 8 hrs = 9am get up. 9a-11a is driving to gym, working out and showering and changing, doing hair and makeup for work. Before I even begin my day, it's almost noon. If I sleep 9 hours, it IS noon. Either way, that's depressing. But if that's the way it's got to be, then that's the way it's got to be.

There is very little time between leaving the gym, and leaving to pick up my friend. I leave at 1:30 to pick her up at 2, drop her off at her work, then go to my work. So between 11a and 1:30p, I only have 2.5 hrs a day, for everything else, if I put myself first, and only sleep 8hrs.

Knowing I only have 2.5 free hours per weekday, to do EVERYTHING, clarifies things. I will have to let alot of things go. I will have to spend that time on the highest priorities only, such as daily devotional, that week's errands, and packing tomorrow's lunch and breakfast. Maybe a small amount of computer time. Probably will have to let SparkPoints go, except on weekends.

I will have to make sure I do necessity chores - groceries, laundry, car issues, 5 sets of clothes ready - on weekends.

So I am starting TWO NEW THINGS this week; it is week#2 at learning my new paycheck job, and week#1 at my new putting-me-first job.

Specific goals (How I Will Lose 1 Pound or More Per Week by Jan 1st, 2015):

1. Resume weekend goal planning and weekly prep: Plan time, errands, fitness planning and weekly weigh-in on weekend. Healthy food shop and get clothes ready on weekend.

2. Start wearing pedometer again, by Feb 1st.

3. Resume budgeting for next month, every month by the 25th, before the new month begins. For Jan, I have to wait til I get my paycheck on Monday.

4. 10,000+ steps per day.

5. Keep up daily reading. Can pray while on treadmill and while running the machine at work.

6. Actually LIVE, and DO, every day, the No S Diet and The Step Diet.

7. Everyday, completely prep and stage for tomorrow's gym bag, work out and work clothes, food and lunch bag, and plan for the highest use of the 2.5 hr free block of tomorrow's time.

8. Trust God like I never have before to hook me up with a professional job, since I won't have the time.

9. Get physically fit by Dec 31st - I don't expect to have lost all my weight by then, but I can be significantly wayyyyyyyy more fit than I am now. I'll have to find out, ask a trainer at the gym, what will be appropriate as far as how much weight I should be able to lift by Dec 31st, upper and lower; and how far & fast I can go on the treadmill, and how strong I should be in my core, so I can move this item from a vague goal to a specific goal.

10. As far as weight, I believe a loss of 80 - 100lbs is reasonable and moderate at my highly obese weight and at this level of dedication of putting me first - the weight should come off as a side effect of eating right and getting fit. That's less than 10lbs per month, for the next 11 months. So I'm going to have as my target, 7- 9lbs a month, which is 77 - 99 lbs pounds by Dec 31st.

Stretch goal: be in onderland by Dec 31st.

But the more important thing is, how fit I can become and how much muscle I can build, by Dec 31st.

"Exercise integrity in the moment of choice. Quality of life, and your personal freedom, depends upon what happens in the space between stimulus and response." - Stephen Covey


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1/12/14 6:49 A

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It would be oh so nice to return to my goal weight of 127. That's 25 pounds away but that's okay. I plan on doing this by following the simply filling plan on weight watchers. If I stick to no sweets, no snacks and no seconds I know I can reach my goal.

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1/10/14 5:54 P

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Two of my goals is getting my pedometer up and running, and, getting out my supplements to make mini packettes of stuff to take daily. So I'm in the pre-planning phase. I am still walking at Planet Fitness but want to track my daily steps.

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1/4/14 5:53 A

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Hi...so for me...

1. Stick to No S Vanilla - no tweaks allowed..this I learned from past experiences.
2. Forgive myself if I have an over the top weekend - if not I'll fail!
3. Not focus on the scale - if I loss yippee - if not it will come...
4. This is kind of cheating, but continue to workout at least 6 days a week
5. Might question myself before I buy anything new if it is a "want" or "need"

Here's to goals that I hope to keep emoticon no pressure...

Deb

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1/3/14 11:53 P

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Alkalinizing cuisine; and clean, green, lean, and serene in 2014!

I'll post my goals this weekend.
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I'm game.

My goals:
1. No S Monday - Friday, Saturday iffy, Saturday night - Sunday S Day
I was doing No S this fall. It stopped the gain, but I didn't lose any weight. I simply ate too much over the weekends. So this time, I'd like to keep Saturdays as a light No S until evening... at the very least no seconds and no snacking.

2. Work up to 10,000 steps a day. This week I will wear my pedometer. Next week, I'll add 700 steps and work up from there until I reach and maintain 10,000 steps a day.

3. Lose 30 pounds this year.

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I'd like to give this a try this year.

My goals in order to try to lose weight are:

1. Follow no S gradually by starting out only trying to do it on Wednesdays and Fridays for the first 2 weeks of the year, then I'll add in Monday for 2 more weeks. By February if I'm able to follow it on those 3 days each week I will add in Tuesdays for 2 weeks then Thursdays. If I find at the end of each 2-week period that I am still struggling I will give myself 2 more weeks before I up it another day. I think this will help me ease into in a way that will hopefully work well for me and help me make a good habit of it all.

2. I will be exercising 5 days a week, cardio on M, W, F, and Strength on Tue and Th. I expect myself to do a minimum of 20 minutes of cardio, but will shoot for 30 or more on cardio days. My strength I'm starting out easy with about 15 minutes of strength exercises for now and I'll increase that every 2 weeks or so as my body adjusts.



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Some goals really are just hot air, but others are just hugely helpful. This one is hugely helpful to me, it encapsulates everything I need to do daily to lose 1 pound per week. So I'm ready to lose in 2014. GAME ON!

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Are you ready to reboot and lose weight in 2014? We're on a journey to learn what it takes in RL (real life) to lose a pound a week, the No S way, and journal it here to keep ourselves accountable.

I did this in 2012 on this team, met my goal, and was very successful.

Who wants to join us? You can join us anytime.

Simply reply to sign up. You can sign up anytime.

And tell us how you plan to do it; be specific, what will you change? What time management sacrifices will you make in order to eat healthier than you are now, and in order to exercise more or more consistently? What are you willing to give up, in order to add healthy food prep / more exercise to your day? How do you plan on increasing consistency?

Some of us are modifying the challenge to accomplish a specific No S component they are having the most trouble with, instead of weight loss. Or to intentionally lose less than a pound per week. I'm so big I've got the pound a week covered, LOL. But others are starting out this journey much slimmer, which is great of course.

Or, they know they lose much much much more slowly than that. That's fine too; everyone is different, and everyone needs to make the challenge work for them, where they are at in their Journey.

Even a 1/4 lb a week is a stick of butter gone! 1lb takes 4lbs of pressure off of our knees. And if you only lose 2-3lbs every 5-6 months, think how much you would have GAINED before during that time.

Be sure to list your goals; the challenge is to lose, but the goals tell the healthy habits, babysteps, and Lifestyle Changes that will provide the HOW you lost it, provide accountability for those things during the challenge, once they are accomplished will provide a firm foundation for weight maintenance.

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