New Year, New Start Challenge- OFFICIAL thread


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Hi all, this challenge will be for 12 weeks, starting the week of January 1st.

This challenge is to help those of us who have stalled out to get restarted, or for regainers to start their loss cycle again. Anybody else who wants to join is welcome too!

Weigh in once a week, Sunday or Monday and post your stats on this thread. You may include any measurements etc. THIS thread will be our posting/meeting spot. You are all welcome to 'meet' here and cheer each other on. We can all certainly use it!

Please also include your meal plan/shake brand/meal ideas, etc. The idea behind the challenge is to offer new insight and ideas to those of us who need a boost in getting going again. For me personally, the reason I offered the idea of this challenge is because I've had some regain and I really need some accountability, but in addition I need some new, fresh ideas.

THIS challenge is simply a way for us to start keeping accountability. This challenge is not one of the typical ones that you see that have statistical data, etc. It's really just a way to have a planned, accountable online weekly support process.

IF THERE IS ANYBODY doing the challenge who wants to run an actual spreadsheet, please respond and let us all know. I had not planned on doing a spreadsheet simply because this is about ACCOUNTABILITY, not about the numbers.

Those of us who have been post surgery for 18 months or more generally lose a lot of the initial drive that we had when we were first post-op, and the pounds can creep back.

So as of Sunday, Jan 1st, please do your initial posting including your 'starting' weight, current BMI, plan for the week, meal ideas, plans for getting yourself on track, etc.

(Like I said, not a traditional challenge, but a NECESSARY one).

GOOD LUCK and most of all, have fun getting back on track!

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I had my surgery in May 2014 and I am 5'3" also!! But I had the Gastric Bypass!

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As stated in a previous thread, I'm outta the country til end of week 1 and will not be back in sync until end of week 2, 2017, but I'm all over this sh*t like a fat kid on a cupcake...

It's been too long since accountability...

But f*ck me, it's fun!!!!

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NO issue, just knowing that you are unavailable, we'll be happy to count you in!!!!

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I'm looking forward to this

I'm only 3 mos out from my sleeve but really have no one that I talk to about my diet & status

I think I'm doing really good but it's almost too good to be true. I'm afraid that one week or month I'm going to just stop loosing, even though I watch what I eat

I look forward to hearing from everyone & finding out what my real challenges are going to be

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Looking forward to this challenge and the accountability!

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Okay, weighed myself this morning and I am up another 3 pounds!! So, I'm starting off at 158.6. Just got a Fitbit and going to move more and drink my Water. I'll check in again next Sunday with better news, I hope!

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Started at 159.9 today! Would love to be 145 by end of challenge!

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I'm joining this challenge for accountability. I had the gastric sleeve surgery 3 years ago. I lost 50 pounds and have gained 21.2 pounds back over the last year or so.

I'm not making excuses. I haven't been exercising and I have not followed the rules: 1) Protein first, 2) veggies second and 3) not drinking immediately before, during or immediately after meals.

I know from experience that following the rules and exercising allows me to work my sleeve and get the most I can out of the tool I have.

So, here's what I'm doing:

1) Track food in My Fitness Pal - 01.01.17

2) Start Couch to 5K program - 01.02.17

3) Use the Withings and Apple Health apps for accountability - 01.01.17

Food:

1) Core Power Light chocolate shakes for Breakfast - I like them slightly frozen/slushy

2) Protein based Snacks and fresh veggies such as fresh mozzarella, P3 packs, light string cheese, carrots, etc.

3) Protein based meals

4) 3 meals and 3 Snacks per day

5) Measure food

Exercise:

1) Begin C25K program on Monday 01.02.17

2) Exercise 5 days per week

3) Walk at lunch 3 days per week

Tracking and Accountability:

1) Track all food eaten and calories in My Fitness Pal

2) Track Water in My Fitness Pal

3) Weigh each morning

4) Use Withings scale and health apps to track weight, health and sleep activity

4) Use Apple Health app to track physical activity including calories burned, heart rate, 30 minutes minimum activity per day, standing 1 minute per hour for 12 hours and focused breathing several times per day

Goals:

1) Weigh daily

2) Exercise 5 days per week for a minimum of 30 minutes per day

3) Eat 1500 (or less) calories per day

4) Drink 4 to 6 eight ounce glasses of Water per day

5) Update progress on this thread each Sunday

Life IS good. Enjoy and give thanks.

S.

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