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Realblonde474 January 10th, 2012 04:27 PM

New Year and new weight loss goals: SPRING CRUISE
 
Okay, so my cruise leaves in March and I still have 15 pounds to lose...

And since I am on this darn website every day I thought this would be a great place to start a new thread for a few of us really trying to ramp it up for our cruise.

Would anyone list to join me....

All are welcome, my big goal is March (there is this fantastic dress, my HOLY GRAIL) but I will continue to lose and work out afterwards as there is always another cruise in the works....

Hope to hear from you!
:p

jolyroger January 10th, 2012 10:00 PM

Well I'll join in as well!! We cruise in april so I have about 90 days to go!! And I would just love to lose those holiday pounds!! Its so hard, I am great all year long until fall hits then I kinda slack off, I still exercise but the eating healthy, yeah not so much! But count me in with you!!

simkoreb January 11th, 2012 12:33 AM

I'm in! I started yesterday with eating healthy and exercising. I have 15-20 I would love to take off. They showed up 5 years ago...2 babies later and it's finally time to say good-bye! I'm also here everyday so I'll be here to post! Cc is my decompressor at the end of the day.

Realblonde474 January 11th, 2012 08:18 AM

Hi ladies...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by simkoreb (Post 31909317)
I'm in! I started yesterday with eating healthy and exercising. I have 15-20 I would love to take off. They showed up 5 years ago...2 babies later and it's finally time to say good-bye! I'm also here everyday so I'll be here to post! Cc is my decompressor at the end of the day.

Thanks for responding. And yes, CC is my decompressor/escape from my daily world as well!

What did you do for exercise yesterday. I went to a Kickboxing class last night and was very good for dinner. And I only had two drinks last night (trying to keep my liver in shape too) but tonight I will not have any.

I log my foods (or at least 95%) on Spark and this morning on the scale I was down 2 pounds.

What are your daily exercise and food goals?

Thanks again for joining me in this!
Donna

jolyroger January 11th, 2012 10:26 AM

Well I tried zumba today, gotta say I really like it!! My goals really, I need to stay away from sugar and bread(which the bread thing oh so hard when my hubby works in a bakery and practically brings it home fresh....EVERYDAY!)..Trying thats the keyword for me!!

Realblonde474 January 11th, 2012 04:48 PM

I love Zumba but it hates my knees. I still do it as much as I can as my fiance doesn't like to dance and I do.


Now, if I had access to a bakery, I would need special parking. Great job on the willpower, sugar and flour are my drugs of choice!

Let's all keep up the great work!
Donna

JMG680 January 12th, 2012 01:20 AM

I am in, I have 45 days till we set sail, and have been working out for the last 6 months. Down 40 lbs, but would like to hit 10 more if possible. I log food everyday on Lose It. Good Luck All!

Realblonde474 January 12th, 2012 08:53 AM

Wow !!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMG680 (Post 31924221)
I am in, I have 45 days till we set sail, and have been working out for the last 6 months. Down 40 lbs, but would like to hit 10 more if possible. I log food everyday on Lose It. Good Luck All!

40 LBS is amazing!
I use the food and exercise log of SPARK and it really helps...of course you have to LOG EVERYTHING ( I never really liked Math) but it helps me when I see it staring me in the face!

Does anyone else use a food log?

ladyd11933 January 13th, 2012 06:19 PM

I would like to join too. I have about 15 lbs to lose and we cruise the last week of March.

simkoreb January 13th, 2012 11:45 PM

Ok, I did great Monday through Thursday...then had pizza for dinner and a hamburger for lunch! Oops

I'm spinning 3x a week for an hour and logging my food. I use an app on my iPad called fitness pal that I really like. As of yesterday I'm down almost 2 pounds. As long as I lose 1 a week I'll be happy! Keep it up everyone!

JMG680 January 15th, 2012 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Realblonde474 (Post 31925703)
40 LBS is amazing!
I use the food and exercise log of SPARK and it really helps...of course you have to LOG EVERYTHING ( I never really liked Math) but it helps me when I see it staring me in the face!

Does anyone else use a food log?


I have found food logs to be the best for know where you are at. I love everything I eat, and work out 4-5 days a week. Down 1 more lbs this week.

gold1953 January 15th, 2012 04:18 PM

I am in!!! Cruise April 15th and want to lose 15 to 20 lbs. Started a week ago and get weighed tomorrow!!

TexasAnn January 15th, 2012 05:09 PM

Hi gang, I would like to join your group, if its not too late.
I'm participating in another thread on this board as well, but its mostly a weigh-in board once a week.

Like Blonde, I'm on CC just about everyday, so I would love some everyday encouragement! LOL!

I actually started my weight loss journey a year ago at the wonderful weight of 277 pounds. I am currently at 221, but would love to be under 200 before my cruise in March... so ironically, like most of you I have a 20 pound goal - LOL!

I've been incredibly loyal to the gym - up until this year. Go figure! I went snow skiing for the first time in my life over New Year's and came home so banged up and bruised that I gave my body a week off from the gym to heal. As you can guess, I did more falling then skiing.

Then last week I came down with a nasty sinus infection. I have Lupus, which means anytime I get sick, it's multiplied by 100 so of course I feel like I have the flu, not sinusitis. So again -- another week away from the gym to heal.

Bottom line - 3 weeks into the new year and I have been to the gym one time. Boo hiss! I'm sick of being sick. I am vowing to myself that no matter what, I'm going to the gym this coming week. I'll just sweat all this out!

Ann

ladyd11933 January 15th, 2012 08:43 PM

I have been using MyFitnessPal for the past couple of weeks to track my calorie intake. It amazes me the amount of calories in some of the things that I really do like. My son is using it because he is watching his sodium due to high blood pressure so it helps him make better choices. My official weigh in day is Tuesday so we will see how I did this week. Managed to lose 7.6 lbs in the first two weeks but that was mainly because I gave up my beloved McDonalds Sweet Tea and went to only water, but I have been on my treadmill every day this past week except one so hoping it helps.

Ann - 50+ pound in one year is awesome!

jolyroger January 16th, 2012 10:08 AM

Ok so my weekend as far as eating was ABSOLUTLY HORRIFIC!!! But I am back on track today...Kinda happened beacuse I hurt my leg last week going like rambo and well now its better..has to be I havethat thing called a cruise coming up in 86 more days, and it will be here so soon!!!

Realblonde474 January 16th, 2012 01:49 PM

Whine, whine, whine
 
That's how I feel today! I have done really well with my exercise but every now and then I slip and have a glass or two of wine. And yesterday I didn't slip I ROLLED !!!

And now today I am sore as heck ( 8 days in a row of cardio and three days of lifting ) and now I am drunk from carbs (lunch with my kids) and sore from the gym.

OK, that's enough whining from me!

Let's all keep going and to some of the newbies that recently joined, it's never too late! Like my mentor said, "Tomorrow is another day!"

BTW, does anyone live near the Roswell/Marietta/Atlanta ( Georgia ) ?

Hugs of encouragement to y'all! :D
Donna

JMG680 January 17th, 2012 12:29 AM

I live in San Antonio, TX, but am in Afghanistan for a few more weeks. As for your slip, me too. Yesterday I over ate, too many sweets, and no gym. Today is a new day and I am going to hit it hard and get back at it. Slips are ok, as long as you can recover and not give up. We can all do this.

Mamaparr January 17th, 2012 06:58 AM

I am in leave for vacation and cruise Feb.22nd coming up fast. I have been faithful with my food logging on Lose it ssince Jan. 2nd andhope to lose 10lbs by the trip. I try not to weigh myself very often because I am very short and I will see a bigger difference in my shape than I will pounds. I love to run but winter in MI I don't go out that much. I do however use Jillian's Ripped in 30 and my eliptical and treadmill. I shoot for 30 min to 1 hour a day and since the 2nd I think I have only 1 day of no exercise. It is key for me to look the way I want to, or at least almost. I don't belive my body will ever be the way it was prior to birthing and nursing 4 kids :eek: Good luck everyone:)

jolyroger January 17th, 2012 08:05 AM

God I am already loving you ladies!!! Glad to know I'm not the only one who does'nt just slip but just smashes!!!! Well I so understand being short and losing weight ....I'm 4'11 so even 5 lbs loss on me can make a huge difference, and those little people called kids don't help, they love all the bad stuff!! But I am pleased with myself yesterday hubby once aggain brought home a glorious looking loaf of Italian bread.....and I did'nt even have one piece...Little steps!!! Ah but the day is just begining....IT WILL BE A GOOD DAY!!:)

Realblonde474 January 17th, 2012 09:16 AM

Chips, Salsa and Magaritas...O MY !!!
 
Let's all keep up the great work!

It seems that this week I have a social event for three nights in a row and they all want to meet at local Mexican restaurant! :eek:

Today is night 2, I am praying that they will want to reschedule.

I did a light class yesterday (Monday) just ABS but tonight before the 2nd EVENT, I am planning an hour of fun on the eclip trainer (you know what I mean, sorry about the spelling).

I am 5'4" but feel taller and I am very frustrated because while my clothes are fitting better (and I tried on my HOLY GRAIL of a dress for the cruise) the SCALE is NOT MOVING....

Thanks to everyone for their postings and advice!
Have a wonderful magarita free day!
Donna:D


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