Join the Meet Our Goals Challenge! Results for Week 1…

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Welcome to Week 2 of the  Meet My Goals Challenge!  You can join in at any time, so please don’t hesitate to add your goals for this week in the comments.

It is free to participate and a weekly winner will be randomly selected from the participants that met their goals last week.  If you’re just joining us, read the Meet My Goals Challenge Details  in this post.

Week 1 Report

I did not meet any of my goals from last week.  In fact, this picture pretty much sums it up:

donuts

But, surprisingly enough I managed to lose a pound.

  • Last Week’s Weight – 216.0
  • Week 1 Results – minus 1.0
  • Current Weight – 215.0
  • Total Loss – 8.0 lbs

How did you do?  Please leave a comment saying if you met your goals Yes/No for entry into the weekly drawing.  

Comments will be open until Wednesday.  

My Week 2 Goals

My personal life is very stressful right now and I have been soothing my emotions with food.  Carbs release a hormone in your brain that increases happiness (can’t remember if it’s dopamine or seratonin), so eating has been clinically proven to affect your brain chemistry.  And I’ve been relying on food to help get me through day to day.

Good long term strategy? No.

But with all aspects of my life having some sort of stress – marriage, parents, children…plus a new job, I’m frankly just impressed I haven’t crumbled.  So, I’ve allowed myself to indulge in food, but that leads to my pants getting tighter, my stomach getting softer, and my resultant self confidence getting smaller.

I need every ounce of emotional strength I can get right now, so this week’s goals are to do the things that help me feel better about myself.

  • Exercise 3 times.
  • Lose 1lb.

What are your goals?  Please leave a comment letting us know what you are committing to this week.  Think small and attainable to start off.

Weekly Prizes

Please mark your starting weight so you can report (if you choose to) your total weight loss over this 10 week challenge.  The person with the largest weight loss will win a prize.

Please also record how many minutes you exercise over the 10 week period.  The person with the largest number of minutes will also win a prize.

The true prize is gaining motivation and seeing success meeting your goals, but the following have graciously offered to add a little more incentive by sponsoring this challenge with some small prizes:

Please consider following each of these brands via facebook or twitter as thanks for their generosity.

The winner of Week 1 will win a couple of bottles of Neuro Drink, so make sure to leave a comment letting us know how you did!

This week’s winner (Week 2) will win a month’s supply of Popchips.

Can’t wait to see how you do!

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27 Responses to Join the Meet Our Goals Challenge! Results for Week 1…

  1. I managed to meet my goals, but I gained weight anyway. I’m pretty sure it was due to less than stellar food choices at the end of the week. Time to tweak the goals.
    Week 2 goals:
    1. Exercise 6 times (Body Revolution)
    2. Skip the muffin from the coffee shop
    3. Increase water intake

  2. Dang I completely missed week 1, sorry. Been one of those kinds of weeks. I’m not going to get a lot of sympathy I’m sure with my goals. I’m just SO backwards, when I’m stressed i DON’T eat or I forget to eat and my body goes into starvation mode and just stores everything I do take in. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I need to eat more to lose weight. So my goals are:

    1. Eat at least 2200 cals a day.
    2. Walk 2 miles at least 3 times a week (round trip between work and home).

    Le’Ann, increasing water intake is a great idea! I might steal it next week.

    • Isn’t that so weird that NOT eating enough can slow down your weight loss? Or that eating more can help you lose? Can’t wait to see how it works for you.

      • Actually, Tuesday is my day to face the scale and I need to change my calorie goal to reflect that I lost weight! I only need to eat 2150 calories a day now.

  3. I did exercise three times this week, but my goal was to run twice and swim once plus two days of strength training. Since I didn’t swim, I didn’t meet my goal. Can’t wait to try again next week. Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Don’t be too hard on yourself Leah – you got out there 3x’s. Way to go! Maybe change your goal to exercise 4 times and give yourself some flexibility? We want everyone to reach their goals even if that means starting off with smaller ones.

  4. I’ve been looking for some sort of challenge to do for the month of June. I was going to do my own on my own, but I happened upon yours on Pinterest, so I think I’ll join yours, a week late, but you said we could join anytime. :-)

    So my goals for this week are:
    1. Add another cardio exercise other than running 3x a week (this is a longer term goal so I may keep it every week)
    2. Run at least 16 miles this week
    3. Drink my green drink every day.

    I saw you mention somewhere to post starting weight and lbs lost. In Feb I weighed 177 this morning I weighed 165. So my starting weight for this challenge is 165. Last week I exercised for 228 min (close to 4 hours).

  5. I exercised only 2 times of the 3 that I was sure I could. And I gained 1 lb. Overall, I had a bad weekend, ending week 1, but I’m feeling better this morning, so am looking forward to week 2.
    Goals:
    Walk 4 days, bike 1.
    Drink more water.
    Be CONSCIOUS of how much Dew I’m ingesting.

    • I have a friend who also has issues with Mountain Dew getting in the way of her dieting. She says that some days she feels it as almost as bad as a drug habit the way she just CRAVES the sugar in it. Good luck!

    • So far, I walked yesterday and lifted weights, but had 2 Dews. Today I walked 4 miles and am only having 1 Dew. I think if I get this regular exercise routine thing down, I’ll be able to get off the Dew more easily. The plan is one more bottle tomorrow (20 oz) and then switch to a can a day for the month of June. That sounds do-able!

  6. I did not keep up with my water intake, no matter how you cut it. I did avoid ice cream (but went crazy on the frozen yogurt instead)…. so I’m out for wk1

    For this week:

    1. 3 extra large glasses of water a day (starting smaller)
    2. Exercise x 2
    3. No fries- no how, no way.

  7. My goals for this week is to keep up the exercising 3x & fewer sweets. I also want to increase my water intake & lose about an inch around my waist. I’ve never had good luck watching pounds so I’m focused on inches and pants size. My end goal is to be a comfortable size 8.

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