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Let's keep the motivation going to get you closer to your goals because there will be no shortage of BBQ invites...

πŸ†July 2019 Motivational and Toning ChallengeπŸ†

Here's how to participate:

Post starting info & Goals (maybe even a pic of the arms too), follow the calender, check in often = enjoy the camaraderie and success

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🌟 Start July 1, 2019 🌟 End July 31, 2019 🌟

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Ok, I didn't do the June challenge (out of sheer laziness, i admit), but will try to keep up on this one (I like the Instagram/photos aspect, and the focus on arm toning is intriguing. I'm a little skeptical that these exercises will have any positive effect on my surplus bat-wingy arm skin, but I'm down to get what muscle I do have toned up :) )

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VSG: October 24, 2018, currently 8 months post up, in maintenance.
Weight: 118.5 lbs

July Goals:

  1. Keep weight stable-ish and maintain a BMI of no less than 22
  2. Complete every single one of the arm challenges.
  3. Firm up my butt, lol. Not sure how to measure success on this one, but will do a bunch of squats, leg lifts and bridges anyway. Every. Day.
  4. Take pretty pictures.

Here are some pics of my arm. They aren't so bad, if you ignore all that skin hanging underneath! Keeping my arm down helps tremendously :lol:. Lucky no one walked in to the washroom when I had my shirt off for the first shot.

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Oh, I really need to do this challenge! I recently saw some pics of myself that made me realize my arms are in worse shape than I had thought.

But my July is beyond hectic. I may pop in here from time to time, when I get the chance!

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I'm on board too...

June has been kind of hit and miss for me. The 3 week stall really got in my head and, combined with other unpleasant post op stuff, I sort of lost focus. I need to get myself recentered and up my activity level. I'm hopeful that the stall is maybe busted and that the scale will start moving again. And while I don't have the equipment to do all the exercises listed, my arms need a lot of work.

Me in a nutshell:

  • RnY mid-May 2019
  • Current weight: 215.8lb

July Goals:

  • Walk 5km (using nordic walking poles) five days a week
  • Do arm workouts/photo challenge daily
  • Participate in Camp NaNo (a creative writing challenge... 25000 words in 31 days)
  • Look super-awesome at my hubs' high school reunion

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And count ME in also, don't know what the month will bring, praying good things and continued weight loss. Now that I gave broken into Onederland I want to continue to inch down toward my Goal. Less than 25 pounds , can I work this down to THERE? I still don't feel in my ❀I am doing this perfectly, nobody will offer real help. So I'll do it for myself,by myself , for myself, and May God be with meπŸ™ as I commit to try doing my level best!

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I’m in!

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Ok, I'm in! Looking forward to it! I printed out the arm exercises as I will be off grid for the next week. I'm not going to commit to the photo challenge.

Current weight is 220. My goal is to see the number continue to go down and boy, I hope it speeds up a bit! I will do my best to make that happen.

So off to drop the dogs off at their resort and then to the gym. Then I'll come home, pack, and head out.

If I find myself with cell service, I may check in but otherwise, I'll catch up when I get home. Happy Holiday week folks!

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Posted (edited)

I’ll post too, I think my arms are ok, however, I have horrible upper body strength.

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πŸ’ͺ Looking great so far Warriors πŸ’ͺ

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Happy July! I am headed to the gym in a bit so I’ll add on the arm toning set at the end.

This week I will be out of my routine since we are going to a family members summer home for a big family get together over the 4th. I think we will be there 3-4 days. I’m not worried, there will be a ton of healthy choices and I’m bringing up stuff that will keep me on track. I think I may even bring my food scale but just be subtle about it. Fitness wise just going to go for walks everyday and I’ll pack a few resistance bands. It’s a pretty active group with some very fit nieces and nephews I can try to keep up with.

Happy Canada day to the Canadians!

Sunny day picture, I’m crossing my fingers for that today.

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July isn't starting very rip-roaring for me. Either my right hip joint is inflamed or I wrenched it in some manner, now I limp like Walter Brennan , the late character actor, was in a series on TV , predates the Beverly Hillbillies, same general premise except these characters were from West Virginia instead of Missouri. Called my orthopaedics, soonest they can promise me is this next Monday afternoon at 1:50pm, but I may call tomorrow or early Wednesday and see if they have any cancellations for Wednesday, he does surgeries Tuesday and occasional Thursday's. If it gets any worse I suppose i can go by squad to local ER or the Urgent Care, go through a 1/2 hour explaining and end up with a script for Norco(ER) or Tylenol(urgent care). What I really need is an Kenalog/steroid injection into the joint capsule so I can keep on keeping on. Now I am acting like a female dog, growling every time Tomkitten tries to thwart or jolly me up, told him 90% of the household cleaning is now on your shoulders! Told me I'll tell the doctor on YOU, won't do any good , Dr Carroll our PCP told him last Thursday when his BMI was creeping closer to 40,YOU NEED MUCH MORE EXERCISE, or I will ship your records and a recommendation to your Mama's Bariatric surgeon in Columbus! 1 more comorbidity and you'll qualify even if you lose down to 35+.
And shame on me but it's nice to not be the recipient of his "Lower Your Weight" pep talk, if anything he is telling me that it was only expected I lose 70% of my excess weight, I am now at 68.3 so slow it down some. Probably naturally will, I have been still losing at a pretty fast rate for 10 months. Some doctors just aren't happy campers, danged if you listen, danged if you don't!

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Day 1 in the books! I still have to take my before pics! Traveling this week, but will get this in every day! No excuses. Thanks for this! Will post arm pics later.

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4 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

July isn't starting very rip-roaring for me. Either my right hip joint is inflamed or I wrenched it in some manner, now I limp like Walter Brennan , the late character actor, was in a series on TV , predates the Beverly Hillbillies, same general premise except these characters were from West Virginia instead of Missouri. Called my orthopaedics, soonest they can promise me is this next Monday afternoon at 1:50pm, but I may call tomorrow or early Wednesday and see if they have any cancellations for Wednesday, he does surgeries Tuesday and occasional Thursday's. If it gets any worse I suppose i can go by squad to local ER or the Urgent Care, go through a 1/2 hour explaining and end up with a script for Norco(ER) or Tylenol(urgent care). What I really need is an Kenalog/steroid injection into the joint capsule so I can keep on keeping on. Now I am acting like a female dog, growling every time Tomkitten tries to thwart or jolly me up, told him 90% of the household cleaning is now on your shoulders! Told me I'll tell the doctor on YOU, won't do any good , Dr Carroll our PCP told him last Thursday when his BMI was creeping closer to 40,YOU NEED MUCH MORE EXERCISE, or I will ship your records and a recommendation to your Mama's Bariatric surgeon in Columbus! 1 more comorbidity and you'll qualify even if you lose down to 35+.
And shame on me but it's nice to not be the recipient of his "Lower Your Weight" pep talk, if anything he is telling me that it was only expected I lose 70% of my excess weight, I am now at 68.3 so slow it down some. Probably naturally will, I have been still losing at a pretty fast rate for 10 months. Some doctors just aren't happy campers, danged if you listen, danged if you don't!

Hi

July 2019 Challenge is not the thread for this discussion,

However

If you decide to create a status update or post on your thoughts about your journey I'm sure it will attract the right type of attention.

Good Luck πŸ’œ

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