I would like to say good job to everyone on this thread. I started on 07/22/13 and made it through my first week with a weight loss of 5 pounds. Not as much as I wanted but I managed to make all the workouts this week. I didn't eat as good as I could have so I know I can do better.
Here's to the next 11 weeks. Keep up the good work you guys and don't quit. Don't quit.
Great job Travis....5 pounds is a great weight loss. I am only weighing every 2 weeks so I will weigh next Saturday. (The scale can mess with me mentally if I don't see the loss I think I should) I too had a fabulous first week.....Keep up the great work.
Wow - so many people on this thread! I think the mutual support is a great great thing.
Well, I missed my Saturday workout - was on the road - but cannot let that be an excuse going forward. I NAILED the off day and ate and drank like a man on death row (real smart, eh?)
But I got back with it today ... had a very solid upper body workout and have eaten clean (so far) ... I never thought I'd do this thing perfectly. But I will DO it .... and I will do it better this week! thanks to all for the comments and support and good luck to all of you!
Weighed in yesterday and was 252 - no loss for first week but no gain. Of course, I would have liked to see a little loss but am not going to let this derail me. It will come
Sceej that is why I weigh every 2 weeks....that darn scale can do damage to me mentally! Just stay focused and it will come off.
Yesterday I started week 4. I have lost 5 pound but my clothes would say I lost more. I was weighing myself 2-3 times per week, but I gave up after the first 2 weeks. Its not about losing weight its about transforming your body. Remember hat (based on volume) muscle weighs more than fat. I did myself a favor and bought a fat monitor on Amazon and its a much better way to gauge results. I now weight myself every Tuesday which is 2 full days after my free day. I figure that is enough time to expel all the waste and water gained from my binge. If I am 25% done and seeing results I can/will stick this trough.
Good luck to all
Angel and jt ... both probably right ... its not all about the scale, but I am old fashioned and need to get past that. Actually thinking of integrating ideas from both of you. Limit myself to weighing once a week and choosing Tuesday as the day. Monday after free day too much risk of getting a skewed number with resultant discouragement. Got in a good workout this afternoon. Continued success to all.
I am on week 4 also, finish line at Oct 3, and have seen good results though. I cannot get out of the habit of weighing daily. Every day is the start of a new challenge. I never get hungry, last night I had to force myself to eat meal 6, such a surprise. I used to eat much much much more than this and was hungry. Took on a case of a person who was out of control drinking, improper affair, ECT. I did not know this person very well, but, stepped forward to help. Took him to AA, and I give a helping hand daily. He is on day 8 of being sober and his family and he show much appreciation. This has helped me stay focused. Giving a hand to help someone helps me work on the challenge.
Sunset, you've taken the Universal Law of Reciprocation (as the BFL books call it) to the nth degree. Could just be you saved that person's life, or at a minimum gave them the chance to save their own life. Good for you and him. We all face challenges, obviously some are more significant than others.
He feels I have, but, only day 8 for him, but, I get lots of text daily, he is on the right track. His youngest daughter would not talk to him before, now, they are communicating on a good level. I told him, that a child is embarrassed when they see their dad drunk, hard to introduce your friends to your father like that.
Sunset44 congratulations to you for caring so much about another individual. There are too many people who turn their backs on others if there isnt something in it for them. Sceej I think what might help you, and this is only a suggestion because this is how I make it threw each day, is to celebrate the non scale victories. The non scale victories are what are going to help you get to the ultimate goal. What I am talking about is ....did you drink all of your water today compared to yesterday, did you hit a level 9 when the other day you could only hit a level 7, did you prepare luch instead of stopping somewhere.....these are my non scale victories....they show me that I am moving in the right direction. One always feels better about themselves when they can celebrate something good instead of beating themselves up for what they didn't do....we will all get through this together!
Total transformation, mind, body, spirit......Means a lot, to think of this as another diet, I think we are doomed to fail, but, to think of this as a total transformation, a gift to be cherished and appreciated is the way to finish strong.
You can do it!!! Its going to be awesome having this group of people supporting each other and it looks like you have a few people that started the challenge the same day you did too, so thats great!!!
Hey everyone. Mind if I join in on the thread? I'm John and I started the challenge on July 14th so I'm about half way through week 3. Its going quite well, I haven't skipped a workout and eating clean. I noticed that people seem to weigh themselves a lot. That's fine to do but please take it with a grain of salt. This program is about weight lifting and you will put on muscle mass which is much more dense than fat. You could be losing quite a bit of body fat but at times it will be offset with gains in lean mass. The scale therefore can say you are the exact same weigh but in fact you could be much leaner. The scale can be torture on the psyche.
@sceej. if you are going to weigh yourself once a week do it the day before your free day. It can motivate you to not go so crazy on free day. After eating food that isn't good for you, you can see inflammation for days which will throw off your weight. Oh and by the way if you think you can't grow muscle at your age here is something that might make you think again. If you want to read more about him go to: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/video-becoming-oldsuperman-how-ed-cook-saved-his-life.htm
I will read the link, looks very impressive, will check out the age, I will be 60 in few months, and don;t feel any age problems when it comes to working out.
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