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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Default 30lbs in 30 weeks....................

I started back my diet this week & have set myself a challenge of 30lbs in 30 weeks.

This will take me up until 4th April 2011

Anyone want to join me?

Current Weight - 177.75lbs
Target Weght - 147lbs

First weigh in will be on Monday - wish me luck!

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Old September 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Default I'll join you

I'm trying to loose weight for our cruise, but also for DD wedding 9/3/2011. I cannot bring myself to post my weight, but I will gladly share my weight loss.

I started making a a turkey wrap for lunch. It's good. Wheat tortilla, turkey breast, lettuce, tomatoe, green onion, and a small drizzle of poppyseed salad dressing. Yum!

I do wholeheartedly wish you luck!

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Old September 10th, 2010, 09:03 AM
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Well I have stuck to my plan this week so hopefully Monday will be a good result!!!

Still got the weekend to go though!

L x x x
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Old September 12th, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Well its Sunday I'm in work right now & so far so good stuck to my points this week I'll weigh myself tomorrow & we can see how I've done!

I'm feeling positive this time like I'm ready to make the change permanently!

L x x x
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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:27 AM
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Well its Sunday I'm in work right now & so far so good stuck to my points this week I'll weigh myself tomorrow & we can see how I've done!

I'm feeling positive this time like I'm ready to make the change permanently!

L x x x
love to join you...cruising next may..current weight is too scary but will definately post weight loss..good luck to all of us
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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:24 PM
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The more the merrier welcome!!!

The Mr had a chinese take away for dinner & I came home & cooked cant believe it!!! I have some will power

L x x x
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Lost 2lbs this week!!!

Start Weight - 177.75lbs
Current Weight - 175.75lbs
Loss - 2lbs

L x x x
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Old September 13th, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Lost 2lbs this week!!!

Start Weight - 177.75lbs
Current Weight - 175.75lbs
Loss - 2lbs

L x x x
I would love to lose weight before our cruise. Cruise is on November 27th. What are you doing to lose? Do you workout? I know I only have 11 weeks but I would love to lose 1 dress size at least.

However, this is my problem. Six weeks ago I had a misscarriage and had to have major surgery(left falopian tube and ovary). I am doing better but I am still anemic from the blood lose. The doctor said I can workout but not hard. Can I still lose weight just walking on the treadmill? I have cleaned up my diet also. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Oh sorry to hear about your miscarriage -0 sending love to you!

If youhave changed your diet & you are still more active than you were before then yes walking on the treadmill will still help.

You also dont want to overdo it especially as you have had surgery.

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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Smile Thanks for the encouragement

Thank you Dolly Rocker for the encouragement. I went on a 2 mile walk today at a walking trail near our house. It felt so good to get outside. I will tell you alittle about myself. I am 39 yrs old. I have been married 17 years and this December 5 we will be celebrating number 18. We have two boys 10 and 7. We are so looking forward to this cruise. We board on November 27th. This is the 5th cruise for my husband and I and first for our boys. I hope I can lose weight before we leave. You are doing great. What is your secret? Here are my stats I'm 5'7'' and 225lbs. I would love to lose 20 lbs before we cruise. Is that crazy or can I do it?

SW 225lbs
CW 225lbs
GW 150lbs

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Old September 15th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Theres no reason for you not to!

I just stick to my Weight Watchers its the only thing for me that works. Its about finding what works for you & not what everyone else says is best for you.

Make sure to eat enough aswell its not good for you to eat too little either drink lots of water & excercise - even walking is good.

I walk around my local park any day that I can which is the only excercise I get!

Well I'm 27 from Glasgow. Getting Married in August 2011 then Honeymoon cruise in September 2011 so this is why I am making the change now.

I'm buying my Wedding Dress on Saturday so that is going to be the motivation for me!

L x x x
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Old September 15th, 2010, 09:13 PM
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Theres no reason for you not to!

I just stick to my Weight Watchers its the only thing for me that works. Its about finding what works for you & not what everyone else says is best for you.

Make sure to eat enough aswell its not good for you to eat too little either drink lots of water & excercise - even walking is good.

I walk around my local park any day that I can which is the only excercise I get!

Well I'm 27 from Glasgow. Getting Married in August 2011 then Honeymoon cruise in September 2011 so this is why I am making the change now.

I'm buying my Wedding Dress on Saturday so that is going to be the motivation for me!

L x x x
Congrats on your upcoming marriage. How exciting! I remember how much fun it was to plan our wedding. And buying the dress is the highlight. My mothers family is from Scotland. My mom even plays the bagpipes.

I wish you all the best. Keep up the good work with your weight lose.

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Old September 17th, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Maybe she can play at our wedding!!

We dont have a piper!

Catch up soon

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Start Weight - 177.75lbs
Current Weight - 175.75lbs
Loss - 2lbs

Stayed the same this week due to being naughty & having pizza & wine on Saturday - oopsie!

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 12:55 AM
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Hello everyone!

I just joined cruise critic and noticed your group. Is it ok if I joined? I'm 28 yrs old and I need to loose 20LBS! Thanks
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 03:48 AM
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I would love to join in too! We are cruising In Feb and I would love to lose some of the baby weight. My husband just left for 3 months of army school so it would be nice to look great when he comes back.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 03:24 AM
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Mind if I join you? There are so many great threads, but this one was started on my birthday.

A few weeks ago, my parents announced that they're taking the whole family to Alaska next July to celebrate their 50th anniversary. I had been thinking that I'd like to finally look good in my cruise pics this time, but I didn't have any real solid plans to lose weight until a week ago Monday. I was shopping and found a bathroom scale that was marked on clearance. It was too good a deal to pass up, and once I bought it, I had to try it out. (I love gadgets, and this scale measures your % body fat and % water.)

I've been on WW before and did pretty well. (Went off plan and gained back all my weight when life got really stressful.) I know what I should be eating; I just haven't been doing it. Anyhow, since I bought my new scale, I promised to weigh myself every day. Because I'm making myself accountable (even if it's just to myself) I've been more aware of what I'm eating. So far, it's working. I've lost 3.2 lbs in the last 1.5 weeks. I'm keeping an excel spreadsheet with a graph and everything.

I'm fortunate to have a lot of time (41 weeks) because I've got a lot to lose. I'd like to lose 75 lbs total. I'll be thrilled to lose 50-60 by the cruise. If I really stay on track, I could even reach my goal by my next birthday.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Start Weight - 177.75lbs
Current Weight - 171lbs
Loss - 6.75lbs

Yayyyyy - was out on the town last night though & have been eating naugty things today to try & get rid of my hangover so probs wont lose anything this coming week!!!

Welcome to the newbies - everyone is welcome here!

The more the merrier

Good luck!

L x x x
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Old September 27th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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I would like to join. I have been wanting to lose weight and have no motivation. I know what to do. I have done it before. I have three kids with many activities and my husband works nights. I don't take time to take care of myself. So I would like to commit to this board and be accountable someplace. I don't feel comfortable putting my current weight on here but I will post weight loss. Congratulations to everyone on there weight loss so far. So weigh ins are Mondays? Keep up the good work and please keep posting what is working for you. Thanks!
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I would like to join also My fiance and I cruise in December and I would like to be at least 20lbs lighter by then. I started excercising and eating better at home on my own for the last month (lost 8 lbs, gained 3 of those back) but last week I fell off the wagon and didn't excercise once (besides dancing). The hardest part for me is not eating out with the rest of the office crew during the week at work but I am making huge progress on that in my choices when I do choose to eat with them so hopefully baby steps will get me there.
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