2 week challenge



  • shanaber
    shanaber Posts: 6,381 Member
    I have everyone who has reported in for the Star Challenge. Missing Ramalem and Shander so get your reports in ladies!
    I made silver this week - I thought being home I would do better and didn't eat terrible but was way too high on carbs and fat!! Got a wonderful salad from Marie Callenders on Saturday and without dressing it had 31g of FAT! whoa! On the good side it had 51g of protein :) I am super motivated to eat much better this week... I have been walking (fast), doing cardio at the gym and getting in an extra lifting session here and there. Hoping I get a green light today to try running a little again, but I am trying to be patient and not push it.
    MT - Welcome to the group! Great goals!!
    Kadi - Great runs and so fast! I am jealous but I will get back out there!
    Ashley - Wow what a like a really busy weekend!
    Abigail - So glad you are feeling better! Good luck with your race, just take it easy and make sure you are hydrated so you banish any cramps!
    Beeps - Yea!! Knew you could get that platinum star!! and a 2 lbs loss!! way to go!
    Chloe - glad things are getting better!
    Amy - You can do this! Great job turning down the ice cream! I definitely should have done that but had it both Saturday and Sunday nights!

    I am still going for 9100 calories until I can run again.
    Other goals remain the same - Macros and workout - run if I can but if not walk and/or cardio at the gym and strength training at least 2x week!

    I will post the Star results later this afternoon. Have a great Monday and week everyone!
  • Beeps2011
    Beeps2011 Posts: 11,915 Member
    Look at all the "back-on-track"-ers in here, lol....I'll have to think of a "back-on-track" challenge....

    Got my lifting done. I'm nicely sore everywhere - I forgot that is THE feeling that I get with these long-ish work-outs. Sleepiness will follow by about 2:30 pm.

    My walking partner FINALLY texted and we're going to give it a go, again, tonight after work....she was unreliable there for awhile and I was going alone, but maybe she's gonna get with the program....
  • jess1jane
    jess1jane Posts: 176 Member
    Hi! I'm new at this but everyone looks so awesome and it's inspiring that everyone makes goals and sticks with them. My two week goals are:
    1) start strength training (abs, butt, arms, legs)
    2) drink EIGHT glasses of water a day (like I'm suppose to, I just never seem to get around to it)
    3) quit late night snacking
    4) getting a full eight hours of sleep every night
  • shanaber
    shanaber Posts: 6,381 Member
    Star Challenge results -


    It does look like we are getting back on track!

    I am going to be Platinum again this week and put this last, terrible week behind me! Things are already looking up, I had a great day and the doctor has released me to run - only a mile but it is a start!! Can't believe how much I miss it or that I would ever miss it at all! :huh:
    Welcome Jess1Jane - nice goals! Try just carrying some water with you in a cute refillable bottle then it will always be right there to have a sip!

    Keep up the great work ladies!
    Oh and I am pretty sure Shander is on vacation so she hasn't checked in...
  • Beeps2011
    Beeps2011 Posts: 11,915 Member
    Yeah on star challenge results! I'm goin' for platinum again....yesterday was a low-calorie day and so will today be.

    I think Wednesday will be more of a "maintenance" day, and then I want low-calorie for thurs/fri/sat/sun.

  • amysj303
    amysj303 Posts: 5,086 Member
    If I go for Sun-Sat, I have to go back and log Sunday, but the upcoming Sunday is my annual Bike n Brews event, we ride our bikes to a few breweries. I usually stick to a taster flight but I really have no idea about the actual calorie content, I imagine it varies a lot.

    Last night I did hills on the treadmill, it is really hot in Denver this week. The hills felt ok, I jogged really slow-4 (mph?) but the incline was 15 mins on 4, 15 mins on 6 and 15 mins on 8%.

    No workout tonight or tomorrow, but I will workout Thurs, Fri and Sat.

    Weigh in tomorrow, dread:frown:
  • ramalem
    ramalem Posts: 1,066 Member
    Morning Ladies!

    I got back from vacation on Sunday and didn't have time to check-in with you guys yesterday as I was desperately trying to get caught up from being out for a week. There is too much to catch up on, but I did read through the thread! Sounds like everyone is getting "back on the wagon" this week, myself included. I took the week off from logging, so I'm back on it this week and also have some goals I hope I can attain this week. I haven't weighed myself in a little over 2 weeks and to be quite honest I'm a bit nervous to step on the scale. I'm going to bite the bullet and weigh in tomorrow AM so I'm not surprised at my Dr. appointment next week :laugh: I feel like my belly is HUGE but I'm only a little over halfway through this thing!

    My goals this week:

    4 workouts (2 lifts, 1 yoga, 1 walk)
    Keep up water intake
    Limit sweets at night
    Stay within 200 of my calorie goal

    Have a great rest of the week ladies!
  • KellyBgetsfit
    KellyBgetsfit Posts: 1,713 Member
    UGH! I woke up last night for like 2 hours. Today i am soooo tired. I have so much to do today. I am on my third load of laundry. I just cleaned out my four year old's room so i can shampoo her carpets. I am drinking a meal replacement smoothie right now and it is GROSS! I don't mind the protein shake but this is thick and chalky. I'm going to try to finish half and then make eggs or something.

    I found this pin about the healthy habits of people who have lost weight.

    Right now, I feel desperate to shake some of this weight fast because I have never been this heavy before...I may have to leave this group and join the I Really Am This Heavy group! :laugh:

    My eating isn't that bad so I don't understand why I keep gaining.
  • Beeps2011
    Beeps2011 Posts: 11,915 Member
    Yummy eggs!

    Amy - I used to like running hills outside....never done the treadmill, though. Sounds like you did GREAT!

    ramalem - halfway through your pregnancy already?!?!?!? Awesome!

    kclynch - no, no, no re: "I really am this heavy!" group. Just "no".


  • CMorning99
    CMorning99 Posts: 913 Member
    Hi All!

    I think I have been a "member" of this group for almost a year and never posted...just sucked up your motivation :)

    I have been trying to lose the "last 10"...and now "last 15" after my move from VA to HI in April and would love to have some goals and be accountable b/c my cats really don't give a damn. I also have to remember to kind to myself b/c life happens.

    Exercise goals Mon (20 Jul - Sunday 27 Jul)

    Strength training- 2x
    Run: 6-5-4 miles
    Hills: 3x

    Replace 2x breakfasts w/ smoothies
    Lunch: Salad 3X
    Min 20g protein per meal

    Calories for the week: 10,570
  • jess1jane
    jess1jane Posts: 176 Member
    Well, I went to bed at a decent hour last night.... With the help of ZZZquil, but still. I didn't feel the need for a bedtime snack either! Haven't worked out yet today, or drank enough water. But I still have a little while before bed. I spent the whole day in town, which is unusual for me. The rest of the week should go better since it will be more of a normal schedule. Since I haven't been on here long and don't know any of you, just hi to everyone! Hope you all had a good start to the week:)
  • shanaber
    shanaber Posts: 6,381 Member
    Ramalem - Hope you had a wonderful forget everything vacation!
    Kelly - as Beeps said you can do this! Come on you got it!!

    Welcome Chelneal - Pretty sure your cats do give a damn, they would probably prefer you were nice and fluffy so you would be comfortable to lay on! Well even if they aren't supportive we are! :flowerforyou: Great goals!

    Hi Jess1jane - hope you got a workout in!

    I got my one mile run in... actually I walked a mile, ran a mile and walked the last mile home!! Best news NO pain! It felt awesome to be running again pain free, even if I did go out quite a bit faster than I intended. I am going to do this same routine Thursday and Saturday and then hopefully up the run distance next week. I also had an awesome training session - I have muscles I didn't know were possible to have! and... I was under both yesterday and today! WhooHoo - Shaping up to be a wonderful week!!
  • ChLoE1130
    ChLoE1130 Posts: 1,696 Member
    I am doing well this week. I have run 3 miles Monday, Tuesday and this morning. I am doing very well with eating. Haven't cheated at all after preglogging. And I have been sleeping great all week. (Even with a 9 month old who popped a tooth!) The only habit I haven't been able to kick is my nightly wine. I am blaming that on work stress. Maybe when we are done with our audit I will focus on that. But, I figure I gotta let myself have a little treat :happy:
  • jess1jane
    jess1jane Posts: 176 Member
    I DID get a workout in at 10pm last night. 40min on the bike and 10min with a workout app for abs. I was yawning the entire time and I was able to sleep great. Plus having a friendly scale reading this morning just pushed my good mood even higher:) It just motivates me more to continue the good work so that I always feel like this. Even though I didn't get enough water in today, it was still more than I usually do and I will try harder to make it a part of my day-to-day routine. Plus I love having a place like this where we all support each other in our successes and encourage each other during not so successful times.
  • Beeps2011
    Beeps2011 Posts: 11,915 Member
    Instead of walking (alone) last night, I decided to hop on my bike and just ride!!


    I don't think I have been on a bike, alone, and without kids, in, ohhhhhh, fourteen YEARS??!?!


    yes, my butt FROZE after only 40 minutes, but that is okay....it really was super-fun and the numbness cannot be helped (don't even try and advise....I have tried every single bike seat out there and right now, the cushioning on this seat is literally 4 inches....it's just some body response I have).
  • abigail1977
    abigail1977 Posts: 544 Member
    Wow, I am seeing a lot of positive posts this week, you ladies are all doing some awesome things. Beeps, glad your bike ride was good, I don't think I've been on one since I was a kid. I wonder how I would do now & if it would all come back to me. :) It is in the nineties today and there are threats of thunderstorms and I am supposed to have a trail race tonight. I am hoping that they wait until after as I have missed two already & they already had to cancel one for a storm. :( Keep up the great work everyone!
  • Beeps2011
    Beeps2011 Posts: 11,915 Member
    The kids and I ride bikes quite a bit....not long rides.

    I hope there's no storm, abigail!!
  • RisOnTheRun
    RisOnTheRun Posts: 624 Member
    Hi ladies! I have a few minutes so I thought I'd check in. I haven't been logging or working out more than once or twice a week, but I've been maintaining a weight that I'm comfortable with so I wasn't too worried about it. Then I tried on bathing suits yesterday. They looked TERRIBLE. I'm at what I think is a pretty respectible weight (125, and I'm 5'6"), but my post-baby body is just not attractive. I'm still nursing so I'm hesitant to lower the calories (I definitely notice a drop in production when I do), but I really need to start lifting again. So my new goal is to do some sort of arm/ab exercises every day (most likely some pushups and planks in my office) and to lift at least once a week. Then I'll work on adding a second lifting session.

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  • CMorning99
    CMorning99 Posts: 913 Member
    Thanks for the Hello Shanaber!

    And happy HUMP DAY to all the ladies out there :)

    So far doing well with keep on track...I have my 6 mile run done, 1 strength day done, and 1 hill day done and calories are spot on.

    Today is my 5 mile run and I am looking forwards to it with a bit of hesitation....I am in Hawaii and we lost the trade winds the last 2 days and so it has been a heat index of nearly 100 with 78% humidity. I ran my 6 miler indoors and I have never sweat so much in my life! There was no mopping it up...you just had to let it pour! I lost nearly a pound in water weight alone after the run and lets not even talk about my HR and pace in that weather....pathetic. I am not expecting any PR's on the half marathon in August. Yesterday in strength we did a lot of band work on the hip area....wow do I have some really weak hip flexors! I have bands at home and need to start working on those bad boys!....might even help with the saddle bags :)
  • Beeps2011
    Beeps2011 Posts: 11,915 Member
    ha ha - "hi" chelneal....so many chickadees pop in here and then don't stick around, so I'm totally cool with not engaging with every single one of 'em until they prove they iz gonna be a REGULAR POSTER.

    RisOnTheRun....how nice that you have the after-baby body that so many of the rest of us do...how nice (not!).

    Got my lifting in and done.

    And I have now proceeded to chow down on TOO MUCH FOOD.


    Last week - laser focus. This week - dwindling.