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Old 05-30-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Post summer weight loss challenge(still)

who wants in on the 3 month long summer weight loss challenge!? it will run from 6-1 til 8-31. post here if you want in!

 
Old 05-30-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
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Count me in!! By the way.....where do you find kelp Andrea?

 
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Old 05-30-2003, 12:53 PM   #3
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I'm in. I also have a question. Now that I have lost weight, I am wondering what my weight should actually be! I am 135, 5'5" medium frame. I thought 130 would be good enough, but I'm not sure. That may be too much. Any thoughts?

Also, what happens when I get to that point? Should I keep doing the same eating plan or can I cheat more often (I really miss pizza- I'd like to be able to let myself have it now and then)?

 
Old 05-30-2003, 02:59 PM   #4
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I would like to be in! I am new to the board but have been reading it for a couple of weeks! I think it is just great how everyone helps everyone else!

In answer to the weight question...I was always told a good rule of thumb is to start at 5ft and 100lbs and add 5lbs for every inch over 5ft. This is a basic guideline that differs depending on frame size and basically I think what ever feels "right".

I hope that was at least somewhat helpful!

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Old 05-30-2003, 04:35 PM   #5
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Count me in! I'm ready to go!!!!

 
Old 05-30-2003, 07:33 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Froggie98:
I'm in. I also have a question. Now that I have lost weight, I am wondering what my weight should actually be! I am 135, 5'5" medium frame. I thought 130 would be good enough, but I'm not sure. That may be too much. Any thoughts?

Also, what happens when I get to that point? Should I keep doing the same eating plan or can I cheat more often (I really miss pizza- I'd like to be able to let myself have it now and then)?
actually 135 is healthy, but 130 is ok, but i wouldnt go lower than that.


 
Old 05-30-2003, 07:34 PM   #7
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Count me in!! By the way.....where do you find kelp Andrea?

lucy... at a vitamin store.

 
Old 05-30-2003, 07:35 PM   #8
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welcome snoopy!!!!

 
Old 05-30-2003, 08:41 PM   #9
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Hello everyone!
Count me in on the weight loss challenge but how does it work? How are we supposed to keep motivated and how or how often do we report the results? Who's keeping track?
Would be good to have a common goal and some sort of organisation and procedures wouldn't it?

 
Old 05-30-2003, 09:40 PM   #10
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thanks andrea! It took me a couple of weeks for my first post, but i am excited about the challenge and getting to know everyone!

If i am not being to forward, I want to say I noticed you have been sounding a little down, so i would like to dedicate a happy dance to you! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

I hope that whatever is going on turns around! I know you have been an incredible source of encouragement to everyone, I can tell in just the couple of weeks I have been reading! you =

 
Old 05-31-2003, 06:10 AM   #11
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Go dancing smiley man!!

Anyways, count me in too. Right now I'm at 161 pounds, but I'd like to be at 145.

 
Old 05-31-2003, 06:40 AM   #12
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Good luck everyone

Froggie, I wanted to try and answer your questions as we are about the same size and my goal was also 130. I picked 130 out of the air when I went on my plan. My plan was to eat less calories (1200 a day) and I successfully went from 156 to 130 in 5 months. Once I hit 130, I quit restricting calories so drastically and kept losing weight and now weigh 123. I did this by eating the serving size of everything I eat. I NEVER EVER eat more than the serving size of anything.
I've been at 123 for about 4-5 months now so it must be where I'm going to stay.

To answer your question about eating pizza. Go ahead!! Just don't over do it. I eat pizza a couple times a month but never eat more than 2 slices. I don't count calories anymore as after doing it for so long I can tell when I'm eating too much. I still weigh every day. My plan is, if I get to or over 125 I will resume eating less calories.

I think when you get to 130, look at yourself in the mirror and take inventory. Do you look thin enough to you? Do you have to hold in your stomach so it doesn't bulge? 130lbs at 5'5" is not fat but we all carry it differently. I still had a gut at 130 but I don't at 123. I would have been perfectly satisfied with 130 pounds but heck I kept losing so I figured I needed to. I wasn't restricting calories, I was just eating a normal serving size of food.

To lose your weight you've had to eat less than you burn so that you could burn off that fat. Once you've hit a place where you want to stay you can add more calories to your diet as you're not trying to create a deficit anymore. I'd guess I added about 200-300 calories a day to my diet when I hit 130 yet I still lost 7 more pounds. I seldom go over roughly 1500 calories a day and most day's I eat less than 1500. I do zero exercise though so I need to eat less than someone who exercises regularly. I'm a lazy butt.

Anyway, sorry for the ramble. It is hard to know when to stop. Like I said, take inventory of yourself at 130 and see what you think.

Again, good luck to all of you. You can do it folks. Hang in there, don't give up.


 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:04 AM   #13
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I am IN this summer challenge for sure!

My birthday is July 2 and would like to lose at least 5+ pounds by then. I'll take any number I can get though. I'm trying not to set the goal too high! We always take that week for a vacation and usually go to DC! I'd love to look slimmer this year!

CW 179 (but AF is creeping up)
GW ???? not sure yet, I'm just going to go along for a while and see where I end up...I hate setting unreasonable goal...I've done that before.

Reporting in and chatting with everyone seems to help me daily!

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Old 05-31-2003, 12:32 PM   #14
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I am definitely in too! I have a goal of 135.... im not sure if that is attainable by that date since i was 155 now... but i think 20 pounds doesnt sound too unreasonable for 3 months....

 
Old 05-31-2003, 04:28 PM   #15
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I'm in. PLEASE HELP!!!! I need to know of a good over the counter product that will curb my appetite. I'm just going to start by cutting back. This will be my first challenge. Any hints or how does this work AP or other vets, members?

Right now I am not in the most encouraging moods. I feel heavier for some reason, but the scale does not show that I have gained. I don't know.....
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