Friday, 30 May 2008

Week 7 Update (Chris)

I was home this week but forgot to weigh in on Wed (my normal weigh day). I weighed in on Thursday morning.

133 lbs

-0.5 for the week and -1.5 lbs for the challenge.

Like a few others, 10 lbs is probably not realistic at this point. We shall just see how far we can get. I started a "cleanse" this week - which might buy me a couple of lbs. My running has been going well also.

Yesterday while working out I used one of the handheld devices to measure my body fat. Mine came out to 25.5% with a BMI of 23.5 which appears to be in range for my age group, although on the higher side of normal. Given Drusy's post, I could probably stand to lose a few fat lbs. My goal of 124 lbs would put me at about 20% which might be considered a tad low. 127 or 128 lbs might be more like it.

Ah well, we shall plod on and see how we do.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Week 7 Update (Maddy)

For the first time in seven weeks, there is no change.

Extremely frustrating because:

  • I ate fairly well, through a holiday weekend.

  • I ran a lot of miles over that holiday weekend Friday - Monday I ran 28.25 miles. Doesn't that count for something?

  • I am one stinking pound away from meeting the challenge goal.

  • Starting Weight: 152 lbs

    Current Weight: 143lbs

    Total Lost: 9 lbs

    Maybe next week...

    Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    Week 7 update (bobm512z)

    Honesty is the best policy. I have been lying since the first week of the challenge. I was not 145LBs I was 150. I have not dropped 6 LBS I have dropped 5 and I now have some measure of my health and a new goal.

    I received a WiiFit Balance board on Friday. I took the basic setup test and low an behold I was 144 1/2 with a healthy BMI of 22.? and a WiiFit age of 30 (not bad since I'm almost 40). May bath scale I have been using since I started the challenge still says I am 140LBS so I have not real progress to report. I do know that I want to get to 135LBs. so I have a new goal drop 9 1/2 LBs and keep up the running and general strength execieses the Wii Fit has available to achive that goal.

    The 135 is a mental goal that is the weight I was when I first got to collage and was still a runner, and general sports nut. Every 'free' class hour I had I was running, taking and extra PE course or doing something good bor my body and brain. As I have gotten older had kids and started to settle I seem to have lost some pasion for me. I still take care of my self but being part of this challenge over he past week has made me really think about accountability, responcibility and teamwork in ways that are both personal and spiritual.

    There is something to being together, Like participating int he PWWHM no matter where you are you are part of something bigger. I feel that here. I will not let you down nor myself. I am gonna get to a weight of 135 and keep it there! I am gonna be passionate about my helth, may family, and my friends (close or virtually). I am encouraged each time I read to say something good about the progress and honesty of everyone here.

    Take care all.

    Results no change from last week (on the old scale) new weigh in results 144-1/2 10LBs threw better living, here I go.

    Kevin - Week 7 update

    Well BAD Kevin! I missed last weeks weigh in completely. I have excuses, but no GOOD ones I can come up with on such short notice!

    When I weighed this morning, it was with the thought in mind that I would have been FINE with staying even over the past 2 weeks.

    So it was great to see I weighed 202! That's down 5 pounds overall.

    I really think the weight loss is entirely due to the added running and track work I have started lately with the nice weather. I must admit that my eating has not changed all that much.

    Still behind my 10 in 10 goal, but moving slowly in the right direction.

    Week 7 -Realistic Goals (Drusy)

    I'm still at 123 despite another Atkins week with a horrible 24 flu bug (then a bit of an indulgence at a celebration on the weekend) But it makes me wonder again what my goal really should be. I remember what Jonathan had once on his podcast:

    Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss.
    For example:Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds":
    Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat
    Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else)
    Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds

    As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%.

    G = W*[(100-F)/(100-D)] where G = Goal Weight, W = Current Weight, F = Current Body Fat Percentage, D = Desired Body Fat Percentage

    So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat.

    I was 126 with 23% body fat (according to my Tanita scale), so in "Fitness" according to American Council on Exercise (follow the link on Jonathan's blog for details). To be low end of "Athlete" I'd have to be at 20% body fat which equates to 121 lbs. Hmm.... so can I rationalise that it's not fat I need to lose so much as building muscle??

    Week 7 already?! (Barb)

    I maintained my weight over the past week (120.3 lbs). I'm not too surprised because it was another 'rest' week coming up to my century ride on Sunday and I ate a lot of carbs over the weekend before I rode as well. I guess I should be glad I didn't gain any lbs.

    My BF% is still the same so that's good I guess.

    I dunno - I sometimes think my body is just programmed to be 120 lbs. I've been trying to get down to 115 lbs on and off for the past year and I just can't seem to do it. I get down to about 117 for a few days but I always go back up. Argh.

    I had a great hard ride on Sunday though and a great swim on Saturday and now I feel like I'm back to my old self and ready to start training harder again. My century ride report (long) is posted on my blog for anyone so inclined to read it...

    Have a good week everyone!

    Alisa Update Week 7

    First, I apologize for missing last week's weigh-in. I did weigh in but forgot to post. Last week was down another 1.5 lbs making the total -3.9 lbs. However, despite getting in good runs over the past week and adding in some swimming to help ease my sore running muscles I put on 2.2 lbs! I feel like giving up (but I won't). I feel like everything fluctuates so much. I know what I need to do to lose weight and I feel like I'm doing it and yet I'm not seeing results. I run the marathon on Sunday and after the marathon is over I want to really concentrate on weight loss, I know the end of the challenge is looming and so is my Hawaiian vacation. I'm thinking of training for a triathlon next. I miss biking and swimming and other sports besides running. Maybe incorporating these other activities will help shed the pounds!

    Week 7:
    Total weight loss to-date: a measly -1.7 lbs
    (by Hawaii I'd like to be 150 (145 would be better however I always remind myself that I am tall 5'11'')...meaning an 8 lbs loss before mid-July! Totally doable...I hope)

    Tuesday, 27 May 2008

    Week 7 Update (Athlete)

    For a summary of the reasons for my bad results, you may simply read Nigel's for this week as I was basically the same as him! :)

    The challenge kind of slipped my mind this week - I guess having to eat at an all-you-can-eat buffet at a casino will do that you! Between that and many meals out at restaurants while on this extended holiday weekend, I was asking for trouble.

    Luckily the damage seems to be limited. This morning I was at 194.6, which is a +0.8lb gain from last week, putting me at -3.5lb overall.

    The next 3 weeks have me at home and not traveling, so I expect to see some positive results for all 3 weeks - how much remains to be seen!

    Week 7 Update (Nigel)

    Well, its been an 'interesting' week to say the least. The challenge was pretty much the furthest thing from my mind over the last week due to some major shocks and upheaval at work.

    Couple that with a holiday weekend here in the UK, and I was concerend that I had a major recipe for disaster on my hands.

    Luckily, I was very consistent with my running and managed to do a very respectable number of miles over the last week.

    When I stood on the scale, I was quite relieved! I had put on 0.8 lb, so it looks like I got away with it. That takes my gross loss to date to 3.4 lbs.

    There's only 3 weeks to go in the challenge, so it looks like 10 lbs is out of the question. But, I think I could still hit 5 - 6 lbs with a bit of extra effort.