Monday, October 29, 2007

Nice rebound this week!

We were able to turn the weight loss around this week with a loss of eight pounds, as opposed to the .8 pound gained last week. Great job, everyone! The biggest loser this week was K.C., who lost five pounds - WOW! Incredible work, K.C. K.C. will be attending an Army National Guard Sgt.'s course in a couple months, so he's on a mission to get fit and ready for the course. That's one great thing about the military - you are forced to stay in shape. Granted, there are some slobby troops in the military, but for the most part physical fitness is emphasized as a critical component of a successful career. You gotta be fit to fight!

On another note, last week I ran the Nike Half Marathon in San Francisco. It was so gorgeous that I became a bit teary-eyed. Yeah, I was running up steep hills at the same time, but the pain was worth the ambiance and beautiful views. I beat my half marathon time from last year by almost 20 minutes so I was pleased. I've been bit by the running bug (even though I'm slow as heck), and James and I are going to sign up for a Spring marathon - probably the Santa Cruz Half Marathon. I definitely recommend these races as a way to kick start a work out program, even if you aren't a gifted runner.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The sickly man wins

K.C. was the biggest loser this week with a weight loss of two pounds! The last time K.C. was the biggest loser, he said that exercise made the difference. This week he lost more weight because he was fighting a nasty sickness. Please do not try to get sick in order to lose weight! It surely wasn't K.C.'s choice - he spent some time in Urgent Care and had to wear a mask.

Overall it was a tough week; the MWC participants collectively gained .8 pounds. Now isn't the time to let up because the holiday season will soon be in full swing. I don't know about you, but my goal through the end of December is to lose at least a pound. It'll be like losing 20 pounds during any other two month period. My plan is to eat what I want but in very small portions. I will also keep up my exercise routine, which should help burn the extra calories. I remember that a group leader at a Weight Watchers meeting said the average person gains 10 pounds during the holidays - eek! Be careful folks, and think about wearing that swimsuit in March...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Importance of goals: comment by Roy

I thought this comment from Roy deserved a post. Thanks, Roy!
Roy said...

Good job everyone! We are losing more weight than the teams on that Biggest Loser show, and their entire life revolves around losing weight! One of the most important parts to this whole thing, in my opinion, is setting goals. Every week Jillian and I set a goal. This past week I didn't meet my goal, but still lost and Jill didn't meet her's the week prior, but didn't gain either. Other than that we've met our goals. Having goals creates self discipline, so when we feel like not working out or just having one more helping, with our goals in mind it's easier to do the right thing. Small goals work great. If someone lost 2 lbs a week between now and March, that would be a significant weight and I think everyone would be happy. 2 lbs isn't a lot, maybe just a change in eating habits our taking the stairs instead of the elevator. I know we can continue do great, biggest everyone's biggest goal here should be a healthier longer life. We as a whole have a pretty damn amazing family and I for one want to be around for as long as possible to enjoy it! Oh yeah, James crystal meth is not a safe weight loss method! Hope everyone is having a good week!

October 17, 2007 7:39 AM

Monday, October 15, 2007

Notification system

FYI MWC Participants: In case you forget to check the MWC blog, James created a mailing list that will notify you when someone posts to the blog. We'll see if the mailing list actually works; this will be our first test. Thanks for the idea, Jimmy!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Way to make a comeback!

I'm so proud of the Teeter clan this week. We rebounded from a gain of 3.8 lbs last week to a loss of 13.8 lbs this week! Nobody gained, so it was a good week for all. Jillian was the biggest loser this week with a loss of 4.2 lbs! Jill had been sick last week and it's great that she was able to recover so well. I started getting the sniffles yesterday - I'm not looking forward to working out this week...

How do you cope while suffering from the cold or flu? I get ultra lazy with my physical fitness and eating habits. It's amazing how much I can eat even though I can't taste anything.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

This week hurt

This was a tough week for most of us, but Roy stepped up and was the biggest loser with a loss of 2.4 lbs! Great work, Roy Boy! Collectively we gained 3.8 lbs this week, which is our worst week so far. With the arrival of the cold weather it is indeed more difficult to keep disciplined.

Here's a suggestion: Try journaling what you eat and your workouts. That way you can reflect on what you ate and perhaps figure out what is hampering your weight loss. I know what my problem is...eating out! I hate having to write down that I ate a Royal Red Robin burger and a margarita. Eating out is the bane of my dieting existence. But I at least know what I need to fix.

FYI: I emailed everyone their 5-week snapshots. We've all lost weight, which is outstanding! There are many more weeks to go so there are plenty of more pounds to lose. To help build my motivation, I just have to think about wearing a bathing suit. What's your motivation?

Friday, October 5, 2007

"7 Ways to Build the Exercise Habit"

I know it's a bit late in the week to address the weekly focus, but I found a website that is beneficial towards starting a fitness routine. Take a look! This link will be added to the 'useful links' section.

Good luck when weighing in tomorrow!