Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The winner this week was Linda with a 2.4% loss! Great job Linda, and welcome to ONEDERLAND!
As a group we lost, 30.9lbs this week! Not too shabby, I just find it strange its almost exactly half the amount we lost last week. I am finding a pattern here, we lose a ton one week, then about half the amount the next...why do you think this is?
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
WOOOOOO! Go Ladies Go! Come to think of it, what are we going to do if there is a tie? Extend it 1 more week for those who are tied? split the prize? Ideas????
Monday, April 19, 2010
UPDATED CHART TO REFLECT WEEK 4, chart was right just mislabeled.
The winner this week was Robin with a 3.2% loss! Great job on getting back on track after surgery!
As a group we lost, 62.4lbs this week! That is AMAZING! That averages to about 2lbs from each of us, pretty darn good, if I say so myself!
Let's keep it up ladies, I'm so proud of us all!
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am still waiting for about 5 weights for this week, so I don't want to post the chart just yet.....but I know everyone is dying to know if we met our goal this week!
Um....did we meet it? YESSSSSSSS. Did we blow it away? YESSSSSSSS
As of right now, we are down 62.5lbs this week!!! UN-REAL!!!!
So proud of all you lovely ladies, this is amazing! I will post the chart as soon as I hear back from a few people, and it will let you know who the biggest loser of the week is!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Chicago: So I haven't posted much about this trip, because honestly I have been so upset about it. I can't tell you have many times I have broken down to tears thinking about it. The problem is, my best friend is getting married on the 25th of September and I am in her wedding. If it wasn't for that I hope you all know I would be there in a heartbeat. I know there will be plenty of other get togethers, but I can't help but have a pity party and stomp my feet. I want to be there so badly. Ok, enough!
Weight: Last Thursday (on my birthday) I finally hit 188, 60lbs down. Well that was short lived! I think it lasted about a half hour before I decided to eat anything and everything I wanted. All of this week I was up to 193, and not doing much to help it. Finally yesterday the mystery restriction reappeared, and this morning I was back to 189! Praise the lord!
Challenge: Tomorrow Week 4 results are due! I really hope we hit our goal of 30lbs down for the week! I have high expectations, and have a feeling we blew this goal through the roof!
Shopping: Rick's cousin is getting married next month and I was in need of an outfit for the rehearsal dinner. I've noticed that as I continue to lose weight I have a hard time reusing my outfits and constantly want to buy new ones for every reason possible. Well today I had fantastic luck at Ann Taylor Loft. I went in and decided to try on this cute little dress, it was a no go! I asked the sales woman to help me zip it, and she couldn't even get it close (it was a 14) She told me not to worry and she could find plenty of other things that would work. She asked me if I wanted her to be my personal shopper....I said sure why not? Minutes later she comes back with 3 different complete outfits, and by complete I mean bottoms, tops, AND accessories! There were 2 skirt ensembles, and 1 with jeans. She grabbed a 14 and a 12 in the skirts, I obviously went for the 14 first, seeing how the 14 dress didn't just fit. I came out in it, and she said no way its too big on you! AHHHHH! So I tried the 12 on, and it fit! YIPPPEEE! I ended up buying 1 skirt, 1 pair of jeans, 1 cotton shirt, 2 tank tops, 2 cardigans and a necklace! I would say an overall SUCCESS! Now the problem is did I have money for all of this? Of course not...but that's a story for another day.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Exercise wise she had me do an TON of stair runs today...I went up and down 2 sets of stairs 3 times, 5 different times! OUCH! My HRM said I burned 357 calories, yippppe!
She also asked how I've been doing with breakfast, and I was honest and told her I've been eating protein bars, which she doesn't like. She thinks there are too many artificial ingredients in them. She said she found a recipe online to make your own natural protein bars at home and shared it with me. It doesn't look to bad! You can find the recipe and a lot other healthy, high protein ones @ Stella's Kitchen. Here is the recipe she showed me:
Protein Nutrition Bar Recipe (click to see recipe)
Makes 10 bars
A nice meal replacement bar at a mere fraction of the cost of packaged protein bars and none of their glycerin, preservatives, or sugar, these low-fat bars are rich in fiber and taste great with a light spread of natural peanut butter across the top. Served with a protein drink, they make a well-balanced meal.
3 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups powdered non-fat milk
1 cup sugar-free (diabetic) pancake syrup (Cozy Cottage, Cary's or Howard's brand)
2 egg whites, beaten
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 c. natural applesauce*
4 scoops chocolate or vanilla protein powder
Preheat oven to 325°. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl and blend well. In separate bowl, combine eggwhites, orange juice, applesauce, & the sugar-free syrup and blend well. Stir liquids into dry ingredients until blended. The consistency will be thick and similar to cookie dough. Spread batter on baking sheet coated with non-stick spray. Use a 9x12 baking dish if you want a thicker bar. Bake until edges are crisp and browned. Cut into 10 bars and store in airtight container or freeze.
*If you find you want a moister bar, add a little more applesauce to the recipe for softness.
**The brand of protein used in this recipe contained 200 calories, 4 g carb, 44 g protein, 2 g fat, and 2 g fiber. Use your low-carb whey of choice.
Per Serving: Calories- 157 Carbs- 23g Protein- 15g Fat- .5 g Fiber- 4 g
I will probably attempt to make these this weekend, I like the idea of spreading some peanut butter on top, mmmm mmmm I love me some peanut butter! Hope everyone has a fantastic Tuesday! xxoo
Monday, April 12, 2010
***The %'s are total so far, not weekly***
HAPPY MONDAY! This week's challenge results were A LOT easier to calculate then last week....I think I got it under control now and it should be smoooooth sailing! I'm glad everyone enjoy's this little chart, it really is amazing to see our results all laid out like that.
The winner this week was Jess with a 2.3% loss! AWESOME JOB!!
As a group we lost, 22.1lbs, eeeeek! What happened to us this week ladies?? Don't blame yourselves, I wasn't ANY help this week either!
Let's keep on truckin, and set a goal to lose 30lbs total for next week! Think we can do it? I DO!!!
Disclaimer: Our little Robin had her gallbladder out this week, and we all knows what happens with that surgery since it seems to be the trend lately. Hang in there Robin, it will come right off!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
***CLICK the picture to expand and make it large***
I can only imagine how anxious everyone has been to see the first week's results from our challenge. I had a hard time figuring out some graphing issues, but I think this should work! Let me know if anyone thinks it needs any tweaks! I am fully open to opinions and advice!!
Please Note: I am missing 3 people's weights, I'm sure this is due to everyone being so busy with Easter and all, but the %'s might change a little once I receive those weights.
The winner this week was Kristin with a 3.34% loss! WOOOOO! You go girl!
As a group we lost, 77.2lbs!!! HOLY SH*T! That is AMAZING!!!
Keep it up girls, I can't wait to see what this challenge has in store for us all!