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post #1 of 190
Thread Starter 
Ok, so I have noticed that a few of us have been talking about wanting to lose weight/ get in shape. I thought that it might be nice to start a little support thread.
I thought that it would be good if we could:
1. List our specific goals

2. List the reason(s) why we want to achieve this goal

3. State some possible obstacles that we might encounter and ways to overcome these obstacles

a) if you want to get more specific you can use what is called an implementation intention which is a way to fight the urge to backpedal against your goal For example: If my goal is to go to class everyday this semester and I know that I might have the urge to skip I will give myself a reward for coming to class such as allowing myself to get a coffee if I go but, if I don't go no coffee...get it?

4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal
-going with the school example: waking up on time, going to bed early, making sure my homework is done on time etc....

5. State a specific time limit on your goal, it helps to have an end in site


If no one wants to do this I totally understand as it can be tedious, but, I took a class in motivation this semester and learned some really interesting things about how to achieve goals and what really needs to be done in order to get through them (and losing weight/ shaping up is one of the hardest)

Also, it would be nice to have encouragement and support from others as we work our way through these goals

List your progress....trust me it feels good to get feedback on your success!
post #2 of 190
Thread Starter 
Ok I will go first!


1. Specific Goal: To lose weight, more specifically I want to get down to a size 30. I figure this is about 20-25lbs.

2. List the reason(s) why we want to achieve this goal
1. I have gained weight this past semester
2. I want to feel better in my clothes and show off my body, not hide it
3. I want to look good and feel good in a swimsuit for once
4. I want to have the body I had when I was dancing at UI
5. I just want to be healthier overall and avoid health problems that may come later

3. State some possible obstacles that we might encounter and ways to overcome these obstacles
1. I need a better work out schedule at this point it is so erratic so, I am going to write out a workout calender and stick to it
2. I work in the restaurant biz, high cal foods are everywhere so to beat this I will start brining healthy snacks and dinners to work with me


4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal
1. work out regularly and go along with my work out calender which will have specific workouts
2. Do a pantry clean out ( thanks for the tip Peter)
3. Make sure I have healthy snacks at all times so I don't cave in to temptations

5. State a specific time limit on your goal, it helps to have an end in site
1. I want to achieve this by April, we are going on a cruise and I think it will be the perfect amount of time since you are only supposed to lose about 1-3lbs per week after the first two (I think)

implementation intentions to come later...

oh yeah, put this where you can see it so it reminds you of the specifics each day (and you will be less likely to cheat!)
post #3 of 190
eating healthy is all about preparation...you have to plan 2-3 days ahead...if you have not got the ingredients to make healthy food,you tend to make bad food choices...like pizza etc

For example...i go to the butcher and get a couple of pounds of chicken breast minced...put them in small freezer bags and use them as you need them...i make 2 days supply of chicken patties...i eat them through out the day...good protein source and its filling

if i go out with the family i would take a small esky with me...i would pack it with chicken/meat patties,nuts,fruit,soy and linseed bread and other goodies

i always eat before i am really hungry...that way i can control the portion sizes

if you you are starving you are more than likely to gorge your self...and make bad food choices

and like i have said before...do a pantry cleanout
post #4 of 190
love Love LOVE this idea!

1. List our specific goals:
Basically get in shape for fencing, we have a new coach this year so It's going to be much more challenging. My goal BMI right now is 18.9, but I may loose less/more depending on how training goes, how much muscle-fat mass I loose/gain, etc. etc.

2. List the reason(s) why we want to achieve this goal
1- I want to be in shape
2- I want to be a better fencer
3- I want to look better in my formal dinner dresses spring term


3. State some possible obstacles that we might encounter and ways to overcome these obstacles

a) I have the awful urge to buy egg and cheese bagels in the student center (1 HUGE bagel + loads of butter + egg + cheese = 500c-700c)- So I'm thinking of allowing myself to have a blueberry muffin instead whenever I'm desperate for food.


4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal
- No snacking in the evenings
- Hershy's kisses to fight chocolate cravings
- Eating less
- Going out to eat less
- More water/diet soda
- Working out 4 days a week/training
- Jogging over winter break

5. State a specific time limit on your goal, it helps to have an end in site
Hm.. I've already "lost" 5 pounds, so maybe by Valentine's Day?
post #5 of 190
1. List our specific goals
I need to lose 8 lbs by reading break (Feb) at least 4 lbs by Jan.

2. List the reason(s) why we want to achieve this goal
so that I can go to my friends engagement party and wear my sexy dress. These 8lbs have been on my frame for too long!!!

3. State some possible obstacles that we might encounter and ways to overcome these obstacles
Xmas and New Years. Sickening. I'm gonig to have to fight a lot of urges not to over eat. Over drinking is going to be a problem as well.
if I lose 4 lbs and keep it off over xmas I will buy myself a pair of NICE jeans in Jan (must be my normal sz 29).

4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal
keep on running twice a day. Start Pilates tonight. Keep my portions down, no more choclate/cake snacks. Count my cals. Get a ticker (today)

5. State a specific time limit on your goal, it helps to have an end in site
Reading break (Feb 11).
post #6 of 190
Thread Starter 
Great start ladies!!! wohoo!
post #7 of 190
I'm going to check in every couple of days or so. I'm going home for the holidays for 2 weeks, which is going to be really nice but tempting... One of my good day student friends is coming home with home with me, so that should be fun, but I'm a bit nervous about it.

And I've simply decided that Friday is going to be a horribly awful day because I'm stuck in the airport all day long (Quiznos... Mmmm), so I'm trying to be extra good today and tomorrow.

edit: Oh, and I'm bummed because the power went out last night, so my alarm turned off, so I enarly slept through my first period class... not fun at all!
post #8 of 190
^ that sucks. I had a float...isn't that terrible? Good start. At least it was with diet coke! I'll be better tomorrow. I'm going for a run now.

I'm going to try to post whenever I need movitvation to see my little ticker MOVE!
post #9 of 190
this is a great thread... we also still have that group on spark people where you can track every calorie you eat and when/how you work out.

Denimaholics Biggest Losers SparkTeam
post #10 of 190
kenics,have you been a good girl lately?
post #11 of 190
doh! I was good for breakfast and lunch....
post #12 of 190
it will be a good idea if people take pics of their progress

make sure you shoot the pics under the same lighting coditions,same pose and same clothes
post #13 of 190
^ Ha! As if. I exclusively gain/loose weight in my stomach so no pics are ever going to happen.

So airport day was pretty bad (as expected)-- Fries + Regular Quiznos sub + Godiva Chocolate + regualr chocolate + dinner with the parents @ Pei Wei's = 2 pounds -- it felt like I ate so much more because I've gotten used to much smaller portions.

It's been pretty hard since I've been home to avoid overeating (especially because I had a routine down at school). I've been doing alright, but I think once everything settles down it'll be easier to get back on track.
post #14 of 190
Liquidation


We all know that water is important, but I’ve never seen it written down like this before.

75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

Ever MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%

One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%,, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?
It also makes it so you don't retain fluid, which can make you look bigger than you really are.
post #15 of 190
recent studies have showed that drinking 8-10 glasses has no obvious benefits

it only helps if you are dehydrated to start with

Dr Mehmet Oz from thew oprah conducted a study...his findinds indicated that we get enough water from our daily food intake

if you eat a high fibre diet,you have to increase your water intake
post #16 of 190
Thread Starter 
Doing ok so far...lost about 4 lbs (and that was during graduation weekend too!)

gettin ready to head to the gym

How is everyone else doing?
post #17 of 190
definatly not that good. I've lost 1 lb. wooooo
post #18 of 190
Thread Starter 
Thats still great!

Think about how much 1lb of hamburger is...and now that much is not on yur arse anymore...

Also, slow and steady wins the race...
post #19 of 190
Can I join in?

1. Goal- Lose 20 lbs by June
2. Reasons- I don't like how I look in my expensive jeans.
3. How?- I will eat a 1500 calorie balanced (protein-carb) diet
Regular workouts
4. Obstacles- Hubby is a bad influence (try to get hubby involved)
Lazziness (Plan Ahead!)
post #20 of 190
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Originally Posted by malves View Post
Can I join in?

1. Goal- Lose 20 lbs by June
2. Reasons- I don't like how I look in my expensive jeans.
3. How?- I will eat a 1500 calorie balanced (protein-carb) diet
Regular workouts
4. Obstacles- Hubby is a bad influence (try to get hubby involved)
Lazziness (Plan Ahead!)

your hubby is going to sabotage your diet

you know why?


because he is going to get jealous...your weight loss is going to make him insecure....that if he needs to lose weight too

this happens all the time with my clients
post #21 of 190
So far still not doing well. I'm not stepping on the scale because yesterday we did an xmas gift opening and I ate a shit load of choco covered almonds and 3 smirnoff ices. Eeep!

My running is really good though. I'm actually pretty proud of kepping that up even though I"m sick. I read on some spark notes thing that wine is the lowest cal drink (per ounce) followed by coconut rum. So I picked up 4 boxes of diet pop, and I"m going to start drinking my wine and rum and cokes. My eating has probably been the best it's been in while now. I've decided that I'm going to eat tons of veggies first at a meal, then if I want to eat more I can eat veggies.

I'm really having a hard time balancing diet and holiday foods right now. I think I"m going to go back and print out missboxy's tips. I also hid the rest of those choclate covered almonds! Out of sight, out of mind.
post #22 of 190
I'm also going to try and start a rule that there is no drinking until after dinner (around 1 hr after). Except xmas morning because it always is mimosa time. I'm going to try not to drink on nights that the group isn't staying up drinking too because I shouldn't be drinking a 6 pack of anything causally over the holidays.
post #23 of 190
Thread Starter 
yep...drinking is my pitfall too...

however, red wine is about the best you can drink when it comes to alcohol. Even the american heart association recommends 2 glasses a day for heart health...so you can use that excuse, lol.

Keep it up, sounds like you are making some real progress even if the scale doesn't say so

P.S. the scale isn't always a good thing to go by, I would use actual measurements of your body...I mean a bottle of water and some lunch can tip the scale by a lb or two...
post #24 of 190
^ aw thanks for the encouragement I've been feeling bummed out by the scale that won't move, even though my clothing doesn' t fit too tight (like it should at this weight). I don't have a measureing tape though....maybe I should get one?

Oh and I wanted to ask...is snowboarding considered a good work out? I most likely won't bother getting a lift pass when I'm learning and just walk up the bunny hill (at least that's what I did last year).
post #25 of 190
Anything outside is great exercise I'm far too tempted to just bum around all day long since there isn't anything to do since my friend flew back today. Good news is that I'm back on track from my mini-slip up (we went out to eat all the time since she came to visit). I think I gained back 2 pounds from the original 6 that I lost this week, but I'm not too concerned so long as I stick to the plan.
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