Monday, September 17, 2007

Weekend Recap and Christmas Challenge!!

Despite my unwavering determination to be completely on plan this weekend, I wasn't. Honestly, I feel awful. I really didn't eat THAT much over my plan but I didn't add up my points on Saturday AND I also had 4 glasses of wine that definitely weren't in the plan for this weekend. I'm so mad at myself but I guess that just feeds my motivation. I'm off the wine for a while. No more. It just gets me into trouble and I really want to start shedding some pounds before Christmas. Scott and I are pretty booked up for the next few weekends with weddings and showers and family things so I'm going to stay away from the wine and count ALL of my weekend points. I think on Fridays I'm going to write out a tentative plan on where I am going to spend my flex points. That way it will give me some sort of structure, which is seriously what I need right now.

Well today is a new day so they say. I'm 100% back in the game and I'm am seriously hoping to maintain his week. I know I will be devastated if I see a gain on Friday and I need to hold myself back from doing a mid-week weigh in. Not getting on the scale until Friday. But speaking of weighing in, Randi and I have been bouncing back and forth on a......


Basically Christmas is now only 14 weeks and 1 day away. I've decided to set myself a goal for Christmas to keep myself on track and to motivate myself as much as possible before we hit the Holiday season. I also think that setting a goal for Christmas will help us stay away from all of those Christmas goodies that are SO tempting. Everyone faces the same challenges through the Holiday season so setting a goal and sharing it with other people with the same struggles will help us get through the baked goods, the egg nog and the all those wonderfully fatty things that come along with the Holidays! Who's with me? I haven't really planned it out but I'm open for suggestions. I think we should make a list of participants and you can e-mail me your Christmas goal. Then each week, you can report in on your weigh in day and I'll keep track of everyone's goals and progress. Or we could even split into two teams (Biggest Loser Style!) and challenge each other to see which team can lose the most weight or % of weight. I'm open for suggestions. Let me know what you think girls!

My current weight: 155
My Christmas goal weight: 145

So I have 14 weeks to lose these unwanted 10 lbs. I know I can do it, I just need to stay focused and get my butt in gear! I've started hitting the gym 4 times a week for 40-45 min cardio sessions but I'm also considering taking a yoga class that is offered at my gym. I think it's called Hatha Yoga? Anyone have any tips or suggestions? I'm a complete yoga virgin so I am a little apprehensive.

That's it for me today! Happy Monday!


  1. The Christmas Challenge sounds awesome...being pregnant and all I can't really join the weight loss part of it, but I think if you don't mind, I will make my own Christmas Challenge goal of getting exercise in at least 4 times a week. That is what I need to do...

    Also, Hatha Yoga is awesome, it gets your blood pumping and you will feel so much better if you stick with it for at least 6 weeks you will feel more flexible, healthier and all around relaxed, so def go for it...and stick with it!!

  2. Okay Carolyn, count me in. My goal is to see 145 by Christmas. This will give me almost 3 months to lose my final 5 pounds before my 29th birthday in late Feb. (I'm shooting for goal by my birthday.)

    I haven't seen the 140's since I was 14 and I can't wait!!
    BTW... my cw is 153.5

    We're in the same boat!

  3. I'm in! Since I WI on Tuedsays, I will let you know tomorrow what my starting weight is. Cool?

  4. Yay! It's official! I'm (obviously) in! I'm going to post about it on my blog as well as we've probably got different readers. I don't know how you want to do it. We could just get everybody to comment to us and have a little side bar with the weekly winner and other stats about it. I sorta do and sorta don't like the team thing. I don't know I could be swayed either way. Should we say it officially starts on friday for (you and my) weigh in?

  5. Im so in for the christmas challenge idea I think thats a wonderful idea. Since Im another Friday WI girl Ill let you know on Friday. I cant believe Christmas is only 14 weeks away, where has this year gone?!

  6. Haven't decided whether I'm in the challenge yet. (I had a yucko weekend with my eating and am not feeling charged at the moment. blech.) anyway, good luck and to the rest of you too! Maybe I'll hop on in a couple of days.

  7. Your Christmas Challenge makes me want to make one too. Good thing you live in Canada & don't go on an eating binge that we Americans call Thanksgiving. . . haha. Good luck with your challenege, I know you'll achieve it! :)

  8. Hi Carolyn, just found your blog through Hot Thick Chick. I think your Christmas Challenge sounds like a great idea, I'd love to join in but if you want to keep it to your "regulars" I would totally understand.
    Congrats on your loss!

  9. Fun! I send you an email, but count me in for -10 lbs for xmas!

  10. Sounds great!!! I think I'll go for a weight of 205 by Christmas.

  11. Can the 'lurkers' join too? I definitely need a challenge to keep me on track. I'm at 173. I've lost 20.5 since March. I'd like to lose 13 by Christmas to put me at 160. I like the thought of buying a size 12 for the xmas party this year!

  12. Hi, I'm a lurker and would like to join too. I really need a challenge at the moment and a challenge to xmas sounds great to me!


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