Hellooo Gutts and Butts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you all for the Congrats!!!!!
Mel, I am so sorry you were so sick, and yea Bronchitis is nothing to mess with so I am glad you are on the mend!!! I hope you continue to get better and I am sure you will jump right back on track and kick some serious butt!!! I will be starting round 2 or challenge 2 as soon as this one is finished. I know if I take a "break" it will only be harder to start up again.. So I will still be here if you will! It sure would be nice to still have you to chat with about the good times and the harder ones too.
Sherry, Wow once again sounds like you were busy! It is so hard to plan eating and working out when you are traveling I feel for ya! But I am glad you are back on it too!! Ya to go!! I am truly amazed at how busy you all are and still manage to do BFL!!!
Melissa.. I am so glad to see you still here and pluggin along, last week was very hard for me but I am back baby and I really hope you are too!!! I just know you can do this!1 If I can do this anyone can!!!
I know this is hard.. any other diet I was on I lost weight fast and kinda easily.. this has not been easy but it is doable.I think I have finally after 7 weeks mastered my ability turn down food I really want to eat. I sure do want cheesburgers all the time but I am soooo lethargic after I eat one.
I am here for you Melissa! I will be doing a second and third and probably 4th challenge (maybe more) I am in it for the long heavy haul! You can do it! one day at a time one workout at a time!! ;)
Gotta scoot all!!! Have a great day!!!
Hellooo Gutts and Butts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sherry, Wow once again sounds like you were busy! It is so hard to plan eating and working out when you are traveling. and it sounds like a quite a trip! but you are back and keepin it up!! Good for you!!!
I have to say I am amazed at how busy you all are and still can do BFL, I am impressed!!!
Melissa.. I hope you are doing better this week, I am. Last week was so hard but its over now we gotta keep looking forward!!! And Melissa I will be starting up BFL challenge 2 and 3 and 4 and so on untill I am where I need to be. So if you need encouragement you have come to the right place!!! Here I am and here I will stay!!! So please do it with me! I will need you too! And together with help from everyone we will kick (and lose) much gutts and butts!!! You are so strong!
Banana.. I can't wait to hear from you again! You make me laugh!!!
Have a great night!!!
Ok I have no idea what just happened , I must be tired.. LOL Good night
Mel – So sorry you’ve been sick! I am sending you TONS of ‘hope you feel better’ wishes :) . Also, very cool that you have kept up the attitude even though you’ve not been feeling the greatest –wow. I totally want to check out BP’s new book! I’m always looking for inspiration, cause for whatever reason I’m less mentally there than I was at the beginning?
Lonna – Awesome about the Nordic trak! It really helps having more than one way to get the job done, that’s for sure. I just changed up my running routine to include hills and I was so relieved by that change – I don’t dread cardio as much but I still end up sucking wind and drenched in sweat (sorry if that is too gross)! Oh and sorry I missed congratulating you on your B-Day :) And SUPER congrats on your weight loss!
Sherry – I’m glad you had a nice time with your family for Thanksgiving, and way to get some workouts in even though you were away from home! And PUHlease – being around family and awesome food and you still ate REASONABLE? Hellz to the yeah on that. I spend Saturday at my moms and with all of the non-regulation food available it’s really hard to resist, and that’s one day, not a whole week.
Sharon – I’m soooo sorry about your Dad – I’ll keep him and your family in my prayers. There was a comment about adversary in the original book by BP – I don’t have it with me now (lent it to a friend, who then asked if she could take it to Ecuador with her, I hope it makes it back!) so I can’t give you page numbers or anything but it might be worth a read…family is super important and you definitely need to do what you need to for family, but just remember that if you don’t take care of yourself you have less to give them.
Melissa – Congrats on the Tinman!!! That is so awesome =P. And totally cool that your family helped you all the way. Grrr that must be so frustrating to feel like you are in the same place you’ve been, but believe me you’re not. If you aren’t losing weight, try measuring, and if you are measuring and not seeing the results, then you are growing mentally stronger and smarter – you are learning new meals, new workouts, new ways to challenge yourself, and it will all come together at some point!
Lonna and Melissa – I am totally going to be doing a new challenge in January (I know, cliché right?). I want to do active rest through the holidays to recharge and prepare for the 2nd challenge. You guys want to join in? Or anyone for that matter lol.
So the past 2 weeks have been AWFUL for me as far as the mental game go…I’ve been feeling very ‘beige’ lately (not familiar with the term? It’s in the Anna Dictionary [AD], page 197 – ‘to feel bland, un-opinionated, ‘ehhh, so-so, with very little mental wherewithal’ ) which has made things hard. It might be due to allergies, or a possible cold (I think I’ve been fighting one off), or the fact that my Depo (birth control shot) has failed me and I’m having break through spotting (sorry if too gross), or the fact that I gave blood last weekend, or the fact that I have a million ‘frogs’ (AD pg 437 – things to do that you absolutely don’t want to do that require significant effort either physically or mentally that are hanging over your head) that I need to deal with. But anyway, I’m trying to pull myself out of it and at least today I cleaned my apartment, which was in desperate need of cleaning. I always feel better and more productive if my apartment is clean :). I am trying to look forward to Sunday but I don’t feel like this will be a great weigh in. I’ve been taking pics every 3 weeks and next weekend is my next set and I don’t feel like there will be a whole lot of change when my 6 weeks was pretty impressive. But I will keep trying and going for it. Anyway, this is a really long post so I’m gonna sign off now lol.
Thank you for the congrats!!! Of course I am always up for the 2nd challenge!
I am so sorry for your beigeness!!!! I understand tho!! I feel that way every now and again. And the "frogs" what a great term for that. I really do hope you get to feeling better quick!
I bet you are doing better with BFL that you think. I have measured and was very suprised with the results. I have only taken pics twice but I am sure going to take them again soon. I just bet your pics will be better than you think.
Way to go about keeping going! You are doing great!!
I am going camping for the weekendso gonna be a harder weekend for exersising and eating but will do my best!
Take care all!!!
Well, I had a great weeekend however, I did some excersize in but not like we are supposed to and eating....LOL umm lets just say camping leads to bad eating for me.
So here I am Monday morning jumping right back into the challenge. I don't think I did horrible damage but think I might just really kick my own gutt and butt working out and cardio today.
So How was everyone elses weekend?? I hope everyone had as good of a time as I did.. even better!
Have a great day everyone!
Hey B&G's! hope everyone is having a great Monday! I am feeling so much better, thank you for all the well wishes. I still have a cough but it is manageable.
Lonna - right there with you, weekend was great but can't say my exercise and eating was all that good. I did try hot yoga on Saturday and actually really liked it. Besides that though, I ate a lot and didn't workout much at all.
Banana - your posts always make me laugh. I am sorry that you have been feeling "beige" but I hope this week is a better week for you. Don't give up and keep going.
I'm definitely in for a 2nd round. I have my brother-in-law's wedding in December so I am going to definitely keep going until then. Then I will probably take a break through the holidays and then start back up after the new year. So let me know what your plans are and hopefully we can continue to be in touch through it. In the meantime we have 4 more weeks of this challenge, we can do it!
I'm still here, but a little on the down low. Yes I am up for round 2, but I am going to call it "Round 1 A"!
Can't believe 8 weeks have come and gone. Trying to ramp up at least the next 4 weeks. Mentally, it has been really bad, I just can't seem to get my rear in gear (or my mind on my behind- ha ha). I feel like I am having a spiritual battle, but that's another story.
Hope we call all keep in touch for the next challenge
I have missed you all lately.
Lonna - I'm so glad you had an awesome weekend camping! I used to go 2-3 times a year growing up with my family, and I haven't been in probably 5 years...I need to plan a trip cause I remember loving it!
Melissa - it sounds like you are in the same boat as I am - I am here to help you ramp up your last four weeks! And as far as 'my mind on my behind' - I recently read a quote that I love, 'If I don't pay attention to my a$$ then no one else will' :)
Mel, Lonna, Melissa and anyone else that cares to join in Jan - I love the idea of Round 1 A! Jan. 3rd is a Monday, is that too cliche to start our R1A on that Monday (with all of the other people that will be sooo gung ho about loosing weight or getting into shape and then 5 days in start dropping like flies) or do we want to start it up on the 10th? Any thoughts? I know it can be kinda hard thinking about another round when we're still 4 weeks out from our current one but...=P
So I have eaten HORRIBLY the past 3 days. Sunday was my free day, and I took last night off work for my birthday (which is today), and both yesterday and today have been pretty much free days...HOWEVER with that being said, my 4 week count down begins tonight and I am going to sprint to the finish. The 1st 4 weeks were pretty easy and I was pretty pumped up for them, and then the last 4 weeks have been a struggle, so I am going to revisit my goals, really think about why I am doing this, and power through these last 4. If anyone would like to join my 'Sprint to the Finish' campaign that would be awesome - even people that may not have been doing so great lately but have still been reading the posts and read this! Something that I feel really helped at the beginning was being on here so frequently, reading other successes and failures, and being able to post about my own, so I will be here more than I have been recently, for sure. I felt last week like I was running out of steam and I might not finish but that is too damn bad cause sprinting to the end is what I'm good at so it's ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!
I'm guessing everyone has been having busy weeks! I'm off to work but I wanted to check in and say hi! (I need the reminder=)
Have a fabulous night (or day depending on your life) and I'll be back later!
Hey guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea whats going on but I wrote twice and when I got back on the next day it was not there.... BFL hates me!!!! LOL I am here as always!
I am soooo ready for BFL challenge round 1a!!! just because I do not want to reverse what I did so far I will be continuing thru the hoilidays so I will be on here posting my life (or weight) away whille I am cooking for 16 OMG what was I thinking??!!
This has been a difficult week for me eating and excersising. yester was such a wash out as far as cardio but I will make up for it today!!!! This is so sad to say but I will spill my guts.. I very rarely have any time to myself at my house.. When I get up for work my husband gets up and gets me off to work. when I get home from work he is already home from work. And I love it I really do He is such a wonderful man and soooo supportive its great but yesterday I had the house to myself for about 6 hrs and I did nothing the entire time he was gone.. I wanted to get up and excersise but I sat on my but and watched tv and ate. I guess I did not realize how much I depend on him for keeping me motivated, or I was glad to have me time and I just ran with it! LOL but today I have a lot to do and I will be back on track!
Banana Happy Happy birthday!!!! sorry my other posts went into space.. I hope you had a great weekend and a great birthday!!!! I am glad you are back on track and ready to get it on like DOnkey Kong!!!
I really hope everyone has a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hope to keep see you all soon!!!!
Just doing a fly by here..."Banana" (he he love the name) I see you are recruiting for the New Year already. Great that you see yourself still in the playground in Jan. High 5!
It reminded me of something BFLMike warned me about around Nov/Dec last year. Just for kicks and giggles, pay a bit of attention to the volume of people that come on board in the beginning of the year all gung ho to "do it this time" "I'm not going to quit this time" and such. And then...over the weeks - about 4 or 5 - watch them disappear.
I sense a winner in you. Someone who will not give up on herself. Maybe it's your name, maybe it's the feeling I get from your post that I quickly read. Maybe I am just right.
Keep rollin with what you got lady! You are on to something fabulous!
Hello Everyone! I would love to make individual comments to you all, but I don't have time...sorry! I'll just keep it generalized.
I'm still hanging in there...by my fingernails to be sure, but I'm still here. Seems like everything has been messed up since that Thanksgiving weekend for me. After that week, I had gotten a bit behind on my coursework and haven't seemed to be able to catch up, my 22 month old has been sick - this past week he had 4 days plus of a fever over 100 F. Now I'm not feeling too hot myself. I was starting to feel quite stressed and quite overwhelmed with everything I have on my shoulders, especially with my husband being overseas. On the plus side, when hubby is home, he helps out a lot and gives himself projects to do when he runs out of regular stuff to do. On the minus side, when he's away, he likes to try to pass some of those jobs onto me, on top of all the other stuff I have to do! So finally I said to myself, I'll do what I can when I can, and I won't apologize or feel bad for the stuff I don't get done. Otherwise I'm going to lose it and end up giving up all together!
To make a long story short, I've been only getting in about half of my workouts...sometimes less, but I'm still watching what I eat. My weight is still creeping down slowly but surely...thank goodness!
I'm definately up for doing another round. I'll be doing it anyway, but it will certainly be good if we can all still be here for each other.
I do have one issue, though. I don't think we should be calling it round "1A." I think you'd all be selling yourself short by calling it that. It reminds me of one of those stories I read by Bill Philips: He talked about being at a book signing and a woman came for his autograph. She told him she had tried a number of times to do the program, but wasn't successful. His reply was, "but you look great! What do you mean you weren't successful?" She said that she had started the program many times, but something always came up and she had to quit before finishing the 12 weeks. He talked about how as long as you're trying and making progress, you ARE successful (remember, "focus on progress, not perfection"). He also said that many of the champions you see in the books and on the websites had weeks too where they couldn't or didn't follow the program for whatever reason.
Life sometimes gets in the way, so to speak. Reality makes it impossible for most of us to follow the program "perfectly." Each of us here has had our ups and downs, and have struggled to stay on track. But you know what? We're still here! We didn't disappear off the forum never to be heard from again. We just pick ourselves up and move on, doing the best we can when we can. In my mind, that IS success! We may have come into this a little rosey-eyed, and our round 1 may not turn out to be everything we hoped, to be sure, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a success overall.
You should all pat yourselves on the back and at the very least recognize and celebrate your success by proudly announcing "I'm on round 2!" when you (we) start your next challenge.
That's my 2 cents worth!
Sherry... wow what can I say?! you have soooo much on your plate and yet you still are doing the program you are still trying to eat healthy. And you still have time and energy to get on her and post and still be inspiring!!!
I am sooo soory about you and the kids being sick and your husband being away, I simply can't imagine. You should really give yourself a pat on the back every day for doing all you do! And for me hearing about all you do and have to do, makes me feel like what am I bitching about??? I have time to do all this, if you can fit it all in I should be able to do it no problem!!! So for that I thank you!
I will be keeping on with the challenge during the holidays just because I do not want to fight to get back to where I was. So I will just keep on keeping on!!!
I have now lost 19lbs and many inches. Halloween was a tough one cuz we went to a picnic and ohhhhhh the homemade Ice cream.... and I did not have any... sometimes its just better if I don't start then I don't have to try and stop eating..LOL
Have a wonderful day everyone! Its cardio Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the eye opener, it would be defeating to go to 1a, cause then you would still "be there" and not moving forward. Thanks, great advice.
I really feel like I gave up, but I am up for 'ROUND 2'
Have we decided on a new date? I would very much love to stick with everybody from the "CREW"
Can we all do this at the same time? Lets pick a date soon after we are done with week 12.
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