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Monday, October 25, 2010

Allan's Double Dog Challenge


Allan at Almost Gastric Bypass is hosting a 2 week challenge, starting today, and I'm happy to join in.  After floundering around for a bit, trying to get straightened out on my Zoloft, etc...I'm looking forward to some structure.  I usually fail at people's challenges...too many rules, forget the right weigh-in day, lasts for too long,e tc.  This one was attractive due to it's only 2 weeks long....you weigh in this morning, and on the last day of the challenge.  I'll post the challenge rules here:

CHALLENGE RULES


YOUR DAILY CALORIC INTAKE IS YOUR GOAL WEIGHT X 11

EVERYTHING YOU INGEST COUNTS AND NEEDS TO BE RECORDED

YOU DRINK 64 OUNCES OF WATER DAILY

NO CHEATING AND NO BULLSHIT

2 WEEKS, STARTING 10/25/2010

WEIGH IN MONDAY MORNING AND WEIGH IN 11/8/2010


So.....my goal weight is 170.  I take that # and multiply it times 11...and eat that amount of calories each day.  My calorie limit for this challenge is 1870, which is very close to the 1800 I was SUPPOSED to be staying at every day anyway.  Easy peasy...now I just actually have to do it.  :) 

Notice he didn't include any kind of exercise requirement.  This is simply about staying under your certain calorie limit....the limit you will have to stay at to maintain when you reach your goal.....and to drink (2) 32 oz. glasses of water a day.  Again, easy peasy.  :)

Of course, it's much easier for me to stick to calories during the work week where I'm a lot more structured, than it is on the weekends where things get loosey goosey for me.  For instance....last Fri I weighed in at 244 lbs.  This morning...my starting weight for the challenge, I'm 247 lbs. 

I will do a post tomorrow hopefully w/ all of my pics from the weekend....I'm waiting on Leslie to send me some from our dinner Fri night because my camera died after I took 1 pic!  So anyhoo....ate out Friday night with Leslie.....ate out Saturday night...or at least away from home....at a cookout at the Halloween costume party we went to at my friend Garrett's house....ate out lunch with Kim and Julia on Sunday at Chipotle before we went to the Farmer's Market.  I don't think my calories were too out of control....but I know the sodium is up there, and most likely what is attributing to the 3 lb. gain from the weekend.   No biggie...I've already started on my water drinking, and will be getting in way more than the 64 oz. that is required...it will probably be more like 128 oz., as when I'm really paying attention, I drink (4) 32 oz. glasses of water a day. 

So thanks to Allan for hosting the challenge.  If you're interested in doing something different for a couple of weeks, and seeing what it will be like to eat the calories you should be eating when you reach your goal....then join in with us.  Today is the first day of the challenge though....so you'll need to pop over to his blog and leave a comment today if you're interested.  He's at Almost Gastric Bypass and listed on my blogroll. 

Happy Monday everyone...let's make it a good one.  :)

5 comments:

  1. Hey Tammy - I'm heading over to Allen's to sign on. Thanks for telling ,me about it. Sounds perfect. Only thing, I didn't weigh thois mornoing so Maybe i'll dash home at lunch and do it. Also, I'll have to decide about not weighing in thois Friday for the hot 100 challeng. Anyhoo - good luck with this. My goal for now is 165 so I'll get 1815 a day. Guess I'll have to count! Love you!

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  2. Hi, it was great meeting both you and Kim yesterday and getting my first try at Chipotle :)
    I start each challenge with such good intensions which go by the wayside so fast!!

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  3. Yay! We will rock this challenge. Can't wait to see your pics.

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  4. Great Challenge, Sounds like your off to a great start!! I may join in...gonna go over to Allan's website now. I need something to get me started again...

    And i wanted to thank you for your super sweet post yesterday, it made my day =)

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  5. Hi. I am an 1870er too. I thought I would drop in and say hello.

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