jugar wrote: »
I just saw the news about Andrea - so we need 3 more. I hope she feels better soon.
mari_moulin wrote: »
If anyone would like to join our Step challenge for February, please let us know and we will add you to the spreadsheet. We need 10 people to help us compete against the other teams. so far we have......@BMcC9@evangsimmons170@GettingFitTash@jugar@mari_moulin@sue_01
We just need 4 more people. All you need is some sort of step tracker the motivation to GET TO STEPPIN!
jan110144 wrote: »
FEBRUARY FITNESS CHALLENGE for Team Waistaway!
Who’s up for a fitness challenge to break the winter doldrums in February?Challenge:
1. YOU pick the challenge you want to do for the month.
2. Share your personal challenge with the group
3. Commit to doing your chosen challenge daily for the month of February. A total of 4 pass days (allowing for
time conflicts or just to provide a day of rest each week) will be permitted.
6. Post your progress every one to two days.
7. At the end of the month, post your final results (how many days you were able to complete the challenge) and
share your experience with the challenge. "Winners" will be those who complete the month with 24 days completed (although anyone who has continued to work on their challenge and report in through the month will be a winner, regardless of the number of pass days).Reporting Format:
Your Personal Challenge:
Date – yes/no
Comment on how this is going for you hard (problems, successes, how you are feeling about doing this, etc.)Example:
Personal Challenge: Planks
2/1 – Yes
2/2 – Yes
So far so good. Not sure if I will be able to meet the length of time for holding the challenge as it increases, but
I’m going to try!
I am looking forward to seeing the challenges everyone picks for themselves.
LiLee2018 wrote: »
Hi everyone! First timer to this challenge and really glad to take part in it.
My name is Lisa. 39yo stay at home mom of 3. 6yo daughter, 3yo son, 2yo son.
I've been overweight pretty much since puberty, so elementary school. I remember gaining a lot of weight in 5th grade and being teased about it.
I lost a lot in my teen years due to depression, but being a stupid teen still thought I was SO fat at around 140-150lbs.
Fast forward to 30yo. I find out I have PCOS, insulin resistance, and hypothyroidism and I'm at my heaviest weight of 250lbs at only 5'3".
Got put on medication and with no effort on my part, lost about 60lbs over 2 years. But due to infertility issues and just bad eating habits (ALL THE CARBS!!!), I started gaining weight again.
Did eventually get pregnant.. 3 times and here I am.
Last year, I kept putting off starting another diet. Just kept telling myself... "Oh.. NEXT Monday I'll start." Then it would come and pass and I'd still be eating terribly.
Well I had a health scare that really set me straight. I started getting chest pains. Left side chest pains. Scared the ever living bejebus out of me. Turned out to be stress related and nothing else concerning showed up on my tests thankfully. Who knew raising 2 toddlers could be stressful?? /sarcasm
It really opened my eyes though. What if it hadn't just been stress?? What if I had to have open heart surgery at just 39yo with 3 small kids?? I needed whatever I decided to do to be the last "diet" I ever went on.
So I started the keto diet 7 months ago at a weight of 224lbs. I knew this was it though. I knew that THIS time, I wasn't giving up.
It's been a lot easier than I ever thought it would be. I'm not super strict with ingredients, but I stay within my carb limit. I know this type of restrictive diet isn't for everyone, but it works for me. I also can't control my appetite if I eat carbs b/c they never make me feel satisfied. I could eat an entire box of pasta and an hour later would be hungry again. I could eat 2 packs of ramen WITH 3-4 eggs and would still be hungry after.
I've lost about 45lbs. I've had 3 planned "cheats" this entire time and.. I'm still going as strong and as determined as I was on day 1.
Still have about 50-55lbs I'd like to lose and I'm going to get there. No doubt in my mind that I WILL reach my goal.
Decided that I need to take nightshades out of my diet temporarily... at least a month. I'm fairly certain I have an intolerance to them. They're my fav. I love hot sauce, I love spicy, I love tomatoes, but whenever I eat them... my gut is not happy with me, so I'm giving those up for at least a month.
They're the main veggies I eat so decided that I'm also going to try going carnivore for a month too just to see how it goes. If it works out, then yay, if it doesn't, then just back to keto for me
My new years resolution was to start exercising which I did.
I'm extremely out of shape though so I'm starting off reeeeeally slow. REALLY slow lol. It's still difficult for me to not want those instant results, but my mind is slowly coming to terms that changes aren't going to happen overnight. Also doesn't help that I'm extremely lazy and enjoy being lazy. Taking care of my boys (while my daughter is in school) is exhausting and I fully admit that I'd rather just sit and veg out on the couch than get up and do anything physical lol. So it's been a challenge to just get up and do something.
Anyway... I've written a novel here lol.
Really looking forward to this challenge and helping to cheer everyone else on
Astrue wrote: »
Welcome! I just started with the group (and MFP in earnest) at the beginning of January. I'm also a SAHM, although my kids are a bit older at 8 and 6. It's crazy to me the amount of time I devote to their physical activity, while not prioritizing it for myself.
Congratulations on your progress so far! Let me know if you want any fitness ideas. I'm a big proponent of weight training and yoga. They are the only activities I come back to again and again. And with weights, if you track your numbers, you can see progress on paper, which is rewarding. Nothing feels like progress more than sore muscles.
Perla4686 wrote: »
Personal challenge: drink more water
I know it sounds like a small challenge, but life is a little crazy right now.
So I've been reducing carbs as much as possible for the last 5 days, but have been suffering quite unpleasant side effects, constipation and flatulence (sorry too much information in the morning!)
Anyone suffered similarly and got any practical advice?
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