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New Year and new weight loss goals: SPRING CRUISE

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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!

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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!!

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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.

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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

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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!!

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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

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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!

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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?

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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!

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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.

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

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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

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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!

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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!!!

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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

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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.

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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:)

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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!!:)

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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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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

 

 

Oh Margaritas!!! I love them!!! Tuna on a salad? Yeah not so much!!!

I did try on my Bikini today.....Everything looks better with a little bit of color!!! But overall not too bad ...I suffer now so I can have that Chocolate molting cake!!!!

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Good job to everyone. i find that food journaling and keeping track of exercise on Lose it is very helpful. Holds me accountable. If anyone decides to join it is fee and you can be friends with people so they can comment on your progress. I am found on there under Margot Parraghi . Hope to see you guys on there. I think I may be down a pound or 2 but don't really give much value to that since it can change day to day. I really try to go by how I look and feel. I feel good just hoping to see some results soon. Although I won't be attempting a bikini I will be happy the way I look in my suit. Keep up the good work:)

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Yesterday, I took Body Pump and did an hour of cardio...now I am so sore I can barely type. Don't ask me about my hair!

 

How did everyone else do?

 

Donna

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Isn't it great to have a goal? :-) I live out in the country in SE Wisconsin and it is a drive to the gym. I finally broke down and bought a spin bike for home because when I moved out of the city I loved my spin class! I crank the music and go now!!!(no class, but hey, when you spin it is all about yourself!) I try to get my 40 min in before heading to work. I feel so much better!

 

Annette :D

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Morning all! It seems everyone is on track and doing well - despite the slips!

 

I had my weigh in this morning and I lost 1.6 for the week... trust me I'm not sure how that happeend.

 

I've been sick for a solid two weeks. No gym, but I'm at least trying to eat right. Last weekend was the worst - I grabbed a bag of chips while watching football and just started eating. I have NO idea why!!! I don't even like chips!

 

I'm pretty sure my weight loss is from being sick. So, I think I'm turning the corner, I've been on antibiotics and Mucinex D for nearly a week, so I'm making a promise to myself to get into the gym at least once this weekend.

 

Ann

 

PS -- Mexican food is my downfall. If you gave me a choice of chocolate molten cake or chips and queso.... I'd choose the latter EVERYTIME!

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Yesterday, I took Body Pump and did an hour of cardio...now I am so sore I can barely type. Don't ask me about my hair!

 

How did everyone else do?

 

Donna

 

 

Doing good!! Been doing my Bikini BootCamp by jeanette jenkins...Dear lord she has been kicking my but!! Which is sooo sore, well that and my thighs and ah everything is sore!!!! But a good sore, if that makes sence!!

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The good thing about being very sore from working out is that you are too sore to eat "chewy" food; :eek: the bad thing (for me anyway) is that I self medicate with wine.

 

BTW, there is nothing worse that having a bad cold in the winter! Feel better!

 

And aren't short term goals to long term problems wonderful! :p I know that my sweetie is impressed and appreciative of my progress!

 

I am so glad that we are "here" for each other.

 

Donna

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Good job everyone!! I agree that food journaling has helped a lot. I could not believe how much food I have been eating in a day! I love to eat, but now I spread it out more. I'm a night eater so I make sure there's always some calories for a nighttime snack. Otherwise I can't sleep.

 

Got my 60 min of spinning in today. I didn't go at all last week I wa so sick. Seems the trend this past week. I'm almost down 3 lbs now but I think some was from being so sick. We will see what the scale says tomorrow. I did notice my pants are a little easier to button this morning!

 

I'm 1.4 lbs away from getting into the 170s. Haven't been there in years. I'm hoping this time is for real and I get there soon!

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Way to go Sim and everybody else who is plugging away. Glad you are on the mend ANN. Yesterday was the first day that I didn't get a work out in but I was gone all day and just really couldn't fit it in. I workout in my downstairs which is also my boys bedroom, so they were off to bed and I hadn't worked out yet. UGH! But I plan on doing extra today to make up for it. I am fortunate I work form home so I get my workout in while the kids are gone at school. My youngest is home 3 days a week, but she just plays while I do my thing. Hoping to see some significant results soon :)

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Great job everyone. I managed to be down 2 lbs this past week and am excited about that. I used my treadmill every day except one which is a huge accomplishment for me as I generally don't like excercising. I am thinking about going to a Zumba class this week but I am so uncoordinated so will see what happens :). I am doing good this week so far so will see what the scale shows next Tuesday.

 

Keep it up everyone, our cruises will be here soon! Supposed to have an ice storm here today so looking forward to some sunshine!

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Lol, I love to self medicate with wine its just so happy!!!!! Yes it was a good week, food and workout wise that is....down 3lbs so on my way...Now to get through the weekend, now thats a challenge!

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Lady - I did Zumba for quite awhile. I had no idea what to expect, but it turned out to be soooo fun! My class was held in a church gymnasium and there were all types in there. (Classes ended, and so did my Zumba :mad:)

 

I think Zumba is one of those things that you get out of it what you put into it. If you really do the moves in a big way, you will work up quite a sweat!

 

You should try it - you might surprise yourself!

 

Ann

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Thats awesome Lady! I a still waiting to see some results after 2 weeks of hard work:mad: I do like to exercise, so at least I have that going for me but am getting impatient. Slow and steady wins the race. I have 33 days until we leave on vacation...so I would like to lose 8lbs.

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I'm .4 from the 170s as of friday and I didn't have a good weekend. So mad at myself and too afraid to weigh in tomorrow. Maybe this is the week I make it?! That's some motivation to get back on track!

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Hi ya'all!

 

Hope that everyone had a great weekend. I worked out both days and then ATE because I needed the extra calories. This morning on the scale was not pretty.

 

BUT, Monday's are always about new beginnings so.....

 

Take care and thanks so much for the all of your posts!

Dopnna

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Going to work out now, still no results on the scale:confused:

Food journaling 1,288 calories a day and most days working out for 25-60 minutes. Jillian mIchaels which is tough and elip. What gives? UGH

Guess maybe I will see the results when I try on the clothes I am planning on taking.

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Don't give up! The scale headed in the plus direction for me today. But I have noticed a change in the way my clothes fit. I probably should just weigh in once a week. I get very obsessed over the numbers.

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Its so hard not to obsess over them!!! And its very discouraging when numbers stay the same or dont go down, especailly when your watching all you eat and exercising ...But try to go on how your clothes feel, do they feel a little bit looser than last week? Try to get something that is a fav of yours for the cruise , fav dress, shirt or shorts whatever it may be , and use that as an idea how your doing ..then maybe stepping on the scale maybe once a week (I say maybe because I go on probably a bit much) ...Eh to say I eat 100% perfect god no!! Its too hard, I LOVE my Wine!!!!

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Thanks for sharing your posts above. Iwas so down yesterday.

 

There are some days that I work out for over two hours (2 classes back to back at the gym and then some cardio to warm up or down) and my scale is not moving....

 

BUT after I stopped sobbing I tried on some of my "cruise clothes" I discovered that they are looking better.

 

So, we will continue to journal and sweat...

 

Hugs to you all and thanks again for the encouragement to everyone!

Donna

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