or Connect
DenimBlog.com › Welcome to the DenimBlog Community! › Womens Designer Jeans › Ladies Lounge › Anyone want to join me in Losing Weight ?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Anyone want to join me in Losing Weight ? - Page 2

post #26 of 190
1. List our specific goals
to lose 20 lbs by 2/18/08, (have lost 8 so far towards that goal) Ultimate goal is 50 by 10/31/08, but am taking th3 loss in 3 steps

2. List the reason(s) why we want to achieve this goal
~ to take control of my weight/life
~ know that I worked toward an actual goal,
~ feel good in my clothes and in my body
~ this time when I am thin I'll KNOW it

3. State some possible obstacles that we might encounter and ways to overcome these obstacles
~ Can't picture myself with a healthy lifestyle ~ plan out my schedule and KNOW I can be healthy
~ seeking comfort from food ~ ackowledge what I am struggling with, change what I can, accept what I can't and continue towards my goal
~ being perfectionistic ~ accept & remember that I'll never be perfect, but I can continually improve

4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal
~ cardio 5x a week for 30 minutes
~ Pilates 2x a week
~ Good stretch after each cardio
~ plan my meals 2 weeks at a time and stick to the plan/budget

5. State a specific time limit on your goal, it helps to have an end in site
1st goal 2/18 ~ 20 lbs
2nd goal 5/16 ~ 17 lbs
3rd goal 10/13 ~ 15 lbs * final goal weight
post #27 of 190
Thread Starter 
Great start Kenics!!!! ^ sounds like you have a realistic plan in mind.

I am so proud of all you lovely ladies so far!!!

Dieselsmomma: Snowboarding is a fantastic wrokout!! I wish I could hit the slopes more often but alas, in iowa there aren't many slopes to ride. My snowboard is crying in the corner from never being used...

Callire: Glad you are back on track. A trick I learned recently to avoid overeating during the holidays is to fill up before I go somewhere on veggies or have a sandwich, that way I only eat a little bit of my favorite things.

Malves: try to get a little more specific on some of your goals (not that you have to post them here, just where you can see them). The more specific you are the harder it is to slip up. And maybe you could get your hubby to join you, sort of like a family goal. Leading a healthier lifestyle is better for everyone in the end!!!
post #28 of 190
thanks Briar patch I love encouraging threads like this!!! I'm just learning to snowboard, but given that I have no balance (seroiusly, none) I"m doing SUPER well. I was mastering backwards last night, and tonight I'm learning how to turn before tomorrow morning when we head out to sunshine! I'm so excited, I've never been before. I figure 3 days of snowboarding must be good (well...maybe not for my ass).
post #29 of 190
1. List our specific goals

To lose 5-10 pounds and fit back into my size 27 Joes and new 27 Quaalude wingers
To get into shape because I do not want to be an out of shape nursing student for next year
To be fit and healthy

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

Be healthy, fit and not have to buy bigger jeans

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

40 Hours of studying and classes since Nursing is an intense program-->Go to the gym or do some kind of exercise after class on top of walking to school.

I have previously lost 40 pounds and the elasticity in my stomach is shot

Plan exercise time as ME time!!


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?

Reward is buy one nice thing for myself once a month or maybe a treat meal once a week to keep me motivated because it has worked in the past


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....

I will continue to walk to school, take an hour out 3-5 days/week to exercise and not worry about school, keep my gym bag packed and ready to go, make a schedule, eat a healthy diet

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

Keep exercising till I am finished school but I would like to make it a lifetime habit, Lose the 5-10 lbs and get into my 27's by January 31.
post #30 of 190
After months of calorie counting and a bit of exercise I've lost 30 lbs. I'm almost at my initial goal weight when I first started losing weight but with the holidays I need a kick to get back into gear!

1. List our specific goals

To lose the last 6-10lbs
Start working out
Get back to calorie/fat/carb counting again

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

I'm starting over in almost every other part of my life so why not here as well.

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

Holiday eating/drinking - holidays are over!
Winter weather - use treadmill at parents


4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal

Use the treadmill 3+ times a week again, do strengthening exercises as well.
Buy more fruit and veggies
Stop eating fast food

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

5 lbs by my shopping trip President's Day weekend (Feb 16th-18th)
The rest by May 1st
post #31 of 190
Yay everyone for joining even during this hard time of year.

I'm finding my drinking cals are hard to keep down. BUT! BUT! I have been running everyday, which isn't helping. I feel like I'ive gained at least 2lbs since I left for my vacation, but I'm too afraid to scale in. How's everyone else doing? Happy Holiedays all!
post #32 of 190
^ Good for you for working out! I've done nothing... nothing... nothing...

I've officially gained 3 pounds from what I originally lost, but I may need to reevaluate my weight loss goal. I think I might loose a little more after I get back the 3 pounds. The main issue is that (so far) I've only lost weight from my stomach (which is fantastic). I'm just worried that soon my chest will disappear and since the entire point (new goal) is to look great in my swim suit (never too early to start worrying about Spain) I might loose another 5 and then start weight training like crazy.
post #33 of 190
I am hoping to just hold steady till New Years right now.

I am exercising every day so far, but not that careful with what I eat, but not completely blowing it either...
post #34 of 190
I admittingly have been overeating for the last few days but I have cut up veggies to snack on for tomorrow in the fridge.
post #35 of 190
UPDATE
Ok, I have done some thinking and here is my new plan.
-I want to lose 30 pounds total.
-I am going to lose 5 lbs by the end of January.
-I bought the book Platinum Workout by LL Cool J and it has a great eating/workout plan with graduated workouts as you go.
-I will work out 3 times a week for the month of Jan. and then slowly increase to 5x a week.
-Hubby is on board.
-I am getting a ticker.
What do you all think?
post #36 of 190
Great Idea Briar

1. List our specific goals

I would like to lose about 5-10 and tone my body, my ideal jeans size would be 27-28.. I am now a size 30-31 in TR jeans

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

after having a child, your body gets really messed up and so being my body needs to be more toned, I am so afraid to even walk around in my undies in front of my dh.. terrible I know but this is my main reason, I want to tone up and look like I truly have a 25 yr old body.. not a Grandma bod

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


I need a better meal and work out plan, gosh I need to push myself to work out but once I get into it again its so fun.
I am also going to do a celeb fast with lemon and cayenne pepper water drink for about a week, it also cleans your body out too and I've heard great reviews about this diet but you cant do it long cause you can get very thin


4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal?

Work out at least 5 days a week with doing major cardio first for 2 weeks then mix up with high muscle training
Need to eat better


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

I will try to start January 3rd.. hopefully I can get to my goal but Feb 19th!
post #37 of 190
Heres a link to do the cayenne pepper and lemon water diet.. I am going to try it for about 6 days only, no more then that.
Heres a great exsample, remember a few months ago Jared Leto put on tons of weight for a movie, well he lost 70 pounds by doing this diet in 10 days.. very scary to lose that much weight in such a short time cause its very bad for your heart, so I am going to do it for either 6 days or until I drop 5-10 pounds. Its going to be very hard not to eat cereal LOL
Lemon Cleanse

post #38 of 190
this is a great thread. good luck girls on your goals!

to royal cow: the lemon diet (called the master cleanse) is actually NOT primarily for losing weight. the focus is to clean out the body of buildup from eating unhealthy foods. because the cleanse is an all liquid fast, you do end up losing weight but about half to all of it is regained when you go back to normal eating and your intestines fill up again with food. if your aim is to specially lose weight i would suggest reduced calories, but definitely still eating solids and lots of exercise.

im actually doing the master cleanse right now and im on my 10th day and going for one more day. ive lost 6 pounds but it definitely feels like the weight will come back when i start eating solid food again. on the other hand, i do feel more energized and less congested.

heres a forum for the master cleanse and its really really helpful. i would start out by reading the "general help for the newbies" thread:
http://therawfoodsite.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9

if anyone wants to do the cleanse, feel free to ask me any questions.
post #39 of 190
I don't know how many people are in college here but my college is offering lots of exercise classes from $30-$60/semester. Since the classes are once a week, I plan to take 1-2 to help my goal but to also try new exercises and stay motivated.

I haven't decided on a 2nd class but my first class I am going to sign up for is absolutely arms, which works the arms and abs.....so excited!!!
post #40 of 190
Thanks for the info, I've heard mixed stories about this lemon master cleanse, a lot of Hollywood do it for cleaning but a lot have done it for weight.
I just want to do it clean myself out and lose some weight that after the 6 days I want to maintain with high protein low carb diet.
It does make sense after doing this you'll put the weight right back on but I am going to TRY..

Quote:
Originally Posted by adri721 View Post
this is a great thread. good luck girls on your goals!

to royal cow: the lemon diet (called the master cleanse) is actually NOT primarily for losing weight. the focus is to clean out the body of buildup from eating unhealthy foods. because the cleanse is an all liquid fast, you do end up losing weight but about half to all of it is regained when you go back to normal eating and your intestines fill up again with food. if your aim is to specially lose weight i would suggest reduced calories, but definitely still eating solids and lots of exercise.

im actually doing the master cleanse right now and im on my 10th day and going for one more day. ive lost 6 pounds but it definitely feels like the weight will come back when i start eating solid food again. on the other hand, i do feel more energized and less congested.

heres a forum for the master cleanse and its really really helpful. i would start out by reading the "general help for the newbies" thread:
http://therawfoodsite.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9

if anyone wants to do the cleanse, feel free to ask me any questions.
post #41 of 190
Thread Starter 
Yay Di!!! Glad to see you joined us!

Update for me: I have been able to maintain the lbs. lost so far and I am happy with that b/c I know the holidays are difficult.
I am getting ready to go to the gym now...I am pumped for a good workout!
post #42 of 190
Thanks Briar.. glad to be in it with ya Babe!
post #43 of 190
Everyone be very very carefull with these herbal detox diets. The weight you loose is mostly water weight ( and some fat/muscle) and most people generally gain it all back and then some within 2-3 weeks of ending the diet.

Your body was starving for so long it tries to overcompensate by giving you massive hunger pains, in hopes you will gorge yourself and prevent the fast from happening again. It is also much easier for your body to hold onto fat within the first week or 2 after the cleanse, so be carefull about what you eat.

Like another member said previously, cleanses where made for you to detox, and then gain the weight/water back afterwards, its not healthy to do all the time or rely on it to loose weight.

Loosing weight is like %90 diet, and %10 exercise. If your eating habits are wrong, you could do cardio for 2 hours a day and not see any results. Get your eating under control before hitting the gym ,and learn the proper times to eat, and the proper types of carbs to consume.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to post them here and I will answer them in this post, so that everyone can read the responses...

Good luck ladies
post #44 of 190
Thread Starter 
Thanks CUTUP for offering your help, It is much appreciated!!! You are a rocking mod!!! woohoo!

and P.S. I'm not really a fan of liquid diets, they are kind of a quick fix and we all know how well those work...
post #45 of 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by CUTUP View Post

Loosing weight is like %90 diet, and %10 exercise. If your eating habits are wrong, you could do cardio for 2 hours a day and not see any results. Get your eating under control before hitting the gym ,and learn the proper times to eat, and the proper types of carbs to consume.

Good luck ladies
this is me. I have some friends, that for them it is all about exercise and they can eat what they want. I don't think I've ever been that way
post #46 of 190
Great thread Any suggestions on diets, etc. would be greatly appreciated!

1. List our specific goals
- lose 10 lbs (15 ideally) in the next month or so (I really don't know how much I should weigh since people say that's too much for my height/how much I weight now)
- exercise 4 times a week
- tone the body (get definition in the tummy)

2. List the reason(s) why we want to achieve this goal
- I need to get my mind focused on re-evaluating my goals and priorities.
- To make my ex regret breaking up with me (I kid... sort of )
- Wanting to weigh myself on the scale without cringing (nonetheless having the courage to step on it in the first place)
- I think I'm fat.

3. State some possible obstacles that we might encounter and ways to overcome these obstacles
Food, stress, depression, laziness, school + work.

4. List some ways that you will go about achieving this goal
- do my little exercise video. encouragement? wanting to get through the whole thing without taking one breather; like I could before
- buy running shoes so I can start jogging (heard it's good for taking your mind off things)
- thinking how happy and proud I will be when it's done
- thinking about looking a lot better in my clothes (and clothing I wish I could pull off)

5. State a specific time limit on your goal, it helps to have an end in site
March 14


ETA: Question! Do we have to know how much we weigh now? Haha, b/c I'm seriously petrified to know how much I weigh.
post #47 of 190
Ladies, please make sure your goals are healthy ones for your body. Elaina, 15 pounds weight loss on a size 25 sounds a little unhealthy to me.
post #48 of 190
^ Oh I'm a 26/27 (those just run big). But I agree. I don't know how much of a physical difference 10 or 15 lbs would make, but I'll set my goal as 10. Thanks for the input jessani!
post #49 of 190
alright, just got back from the gym and feeling good. I'll weigh in tomorrow. My sister and I are going to compete with each other, and check in every 6 weeks to see who is winning. We also have to throw a $1 in the jar for every 'treat' we eat and winner collects every 6 weeks. Hopefully there is no money in the jar!

I think I am going to make this thread a sticky, so we can keep updating it.
post #50 of 190
Went to the gym today and feel great! I also went grocery shopping and made up a eating plan for the next few days. Tomorrow is hip hop dance class. I can't wait!

ps. also got a new digital scale since mine sucked!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ladies Lounge
DenimBlog.com › Welcome to the DenimBlog Community! › Womens Designer Jeans › Ladies Lounge › Anyone want to join me in Losing Weight ?