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it's all about me in 2012 . . .

member since Jun '10


Howdy y'all. alt text As the title suggests, it's gonna be all about me in 2012 - working on the inner person while trying to wittle down the outer person.

So here's the deal . . . if I lose weight on a consistent basis throughout the year, I can reach my goal weight by 31 Dec 12. Now that's in a perfect world where everything goes right. alt text Now, I KNOW I'm not living in a perfect world and I KNOW set points are gonna get in the way and stalls are going to happen and psycho problems are going to continue to surface, but I would like to see just where my body will take me if I aim for that goal anyway.

So I'm breaking the year into four 12 week challenges and then one 4 week challenge in December.

My Challenges are going to run as follows:

  • challenge one runs from Jan 2 - Mar 26
  • challenge two from Apr 2 - Jun 18
  • challenge three from Jun 25 - Sep 10
  • challenge four from Sep 17 - Dec 3
  • Mini challenge five from Dec 10 - Dec 31

I've asked my gym manager if he wouldn't mind keeping track of my weight at the gym every Monday during the year and he said he would. What a guy! Grin I soooooooooo appreciate him doing that for me! (Thanks Jeff!)

So, I'm off and running! My aim by year end is to lose 122.5 pounds by the gym scale. Now let's see what this girl can do! alt text

posted : 1/3/2012 at 10:57 PM

hewiso5743 member since Jan'12

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Sounds like an awesome goal. I am aiming to loose 80 pounds in 2012. I want to get back to my weight i was 10 years ago!! I wish you the best of luck!!Happy

posted : 1/4/2012 at 12:11 AM

Susan Bock member since Feb'10

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I know you are going to have the best year ever Miss Dusky.
When will you be starting the one on ones with your trainer? Or have you started already?
I am anxious and excited to follow you on this journey. You are an inspiration beyond description. Best wishes and prayers to you as you continue your amazing journey my friend!

posted : 1/4/2012 at 4:34 AM

Laura Steward member since Jul'11

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Hey there Dusky! Awesome plan. I would like to lose another 70 in 2012. That will put me at 160. Not quite my goal weight - I want to hit & maintain around 145 - 150. I don't really care that society says I should be around 130. Been there done that and I looked like death warmed over!!

I will walk this road with you in 2012 if you will have me!!

posted : 1/4/2012 at 9:17 AM

member since Jun'10


Why Thank you Hew! 80 pounds in 2012 . . . let's see . . . that breaks down to 1.5 pounds a week. Perfectly doable, my friend! Go get 'em Tiger!
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Susan, I think I'm going to start using the trainer sessions starting this Monday. I'm thinking that when the check comes in from the mustache contest, I'll be able to purchase additional sessions and meet with her one day a week for the rest of the year! If she doesn't move on, she might be there for my entire transformation! That would be really cool! Grin

Have you, Laura? OF COURSE I'll have you, you silly wabbit! Grin And thank you for playing along with me! Let's see . . . if you GO for the 150 pound mark, that boils down to 1.5 pounds a week as well. If you go for the 70 pound loss then that will be . . . ummm . . . 1.3 pounds a week . . . both are totally doable, I would say. alt text

C1 – W1D3

Well now . . . my ankles are doing better and last week I ditched the ankle braces. I didn't want to get too dependent on them. My left ankle is fine, but the right one still has a bit of a problem. Nothing horrible, but I still don't want to raise the resistance on the elliptical just yet (not until the gym challenge is over on the 16th at least).

I'm still not too happy with my nutrition. I'm eating within my caloric range, but I'm still not eating my vegi's and fruits like I should. I think that should be one of my goals during this 12 week challenge. Not to totally and drastically revamp my nutrition, but to add a bit here and there on a more consistent basis to include natures vitamins. Yeah . . . that sounds like a good goal to have. alt text

posted : 1/4/2012 at 8:45 PM

tami4gsd member since Mar'11

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This looks like a great thread Dusky, my friend. I'll join along. I'm so excited to watch your transformation. I don't have as much to lose anymore to get to goal, but I would like to join in the fun too! I gained 5 lb at Christmas & have another 4 to go to goal. That would be a total weight loss of 75 lb. I am also thinking about changing my goal & losing another 10-15lb. I want to talk to my trainer & see what she thinks about it. I just have to see where my journey takes me. I think your focus on YOU is a good one! Dont' know about you, but I take a lot of time in worrying about others & caring for others & spend very little time on what I want & need. I get the leftovers. It's time I learned to serve myself first.
You're awesome Dusky!

posted : 1/5/2012 at 12:46 AM

MONET0329 member since Jun'10

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Isn't sheGrin Applause Applause Applause Applause

posted : 1/5/2012 at 3:11 PM

member since Jun'10


Tami, you totally got what I was trying to say with the title of this thread. It's not about being self-centered, egotistical or arrogant, even - it's all about taking the time to care for ourselves the way we need to be cared about - to nurture and self-soothe in a way that is positive and healthy instead of negative and destructive.

And you guys are making me blush! alt text I'm not awesome . . . it's just little ol' me trying to figure out what is wrong with my insides and fixing it so it won't show on the outside anymore. alt text

posted : 1/5/2012 at 6:17 PM

member since Jun'10


Actor Clint Walker and his view on working out . . .

Click the link above! This was totally awesome! I really enjoyed what he said about feeling better when he worked out and how nutrition and sleep were important parts of the equation. Rock On

posted : 1/5/2012 at 7:57 PM

member since Jun'10


speaking of rest . . . Sleepy Sleepy Sleepy Sleepy Sleepy Sleepy night night all . . .

posted : 1/5/2012 at 8:06 PM

MONET0329 member since Jun'10

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"Achievement seems to be connected
with action. Successful men and
women keep moving. They make
mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton

posted : 1/6/2012 at 2:43 PM

KHells member since Jan'12

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Wow! That's admirable. A goal is only a wish if it is without a plan. Good luck!

posted : 1/6/2012 at 6:44 PM

chiplog member since Jan'12

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What do you do within each challenge? That's smart to break it down like that.

posted : 1/6/2012 at 7:23 PM

member since Jun'10


Hi KHells. What you said about a wish reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by someone named June Smith which says: “Few wishes come true by themselves.” Thank you for your well wishes. Happy

Hey Chip. Let's see . . . what do I do within each challenge? Basically I count calories and do cardio along with some weight training, but more importantly, I am taking an aggressive approach on trying to figure out why I haven't ever been able to keep the weight off once I do lose it. I am also learning skills on how to cope without reaching for food and applying those skills as the need arises. I used to say that the nutrition was 80% of the game and the exercise was 20% of the game. That's if you want to lose the weight only. I am about to revise my numbers . . . I think that if you want to lose weight and MAINTAIN that loss, then the nutrition is 25% of the game, exercise is 5% and the psychology is 70%.

posted : 1/8/2012 at 4:36 AM

MONET0329 member since Jun'10

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Hello ladies..Happy

well, I am down 1.2 pounds.. I am sure it would have been more , had I not stumbled this weekend.. we took my step daughter up North here in INdiana to see her mother and sisters.. the hubs and my younest boy stayed at a hotel while my step daughter stayed with her mom.. we went to dinner.. Ryans Steak house.. then went back to the hotel to swim and chill in the hot tub by the pool... then went back to our suite and the guys played games on thier lap tops while I chilled in the hot tub in the room and watched movies.. wooohooo.. was nice to get away..:)..

Hope you all had a great weekendHappy

posted : 1/9/2012 at 8:17 AM

FndBod81 member since Jun'11

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Hi Dusky, I love your thoughts on 25% nutrition,5% exercise,and 70% psychology.This psychology thing is where I struggle the most. I do well with nutrition as long as I am in my comfort Zone. Meaning my house and gym. It is the times I am with extended family or away from home that I struggle to eat right. Knowing to do right and doing right is so hard. Thanks for all your comments and bold statements .You really tell it like it is.Thanks for being here.Applause

posted : 1/9/2012 at 10:28 AM

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