Friday, September 28, 2012

8 Weeks to Thanksgiving Challenge


It has been almost one month since I gave birth to Olivia. In the last 30 days, I have not been following the Weight Watchers program. Instead, I have been trying to focus on taking care of my daugther and adjusting to life as a new Mom. We have had people bringing us meals and I knew it would be next to impossible to try and count the PointsPlus values of these foods, so I made an executive decision to take a break from the program.

However, now I am ready to get back on plan! I have been trying to figure out when would be the best time to start following the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program again. I keep telling myself I will start tomorrow, but then I never do!

I was so excited today when I received an email from my friend Amanda about the Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Challenge!! As it turns out, there are just 8 weeks until Thanksgiving and during this time Weight Watchers is offering this challenge. I think that this is the perfect time for me to get back on the Weight Watchers program.

I have decided to take this Thanksgiving Challenge and focus on getting back on plan. I hope to lose weight over these next 8 weeks. I am really excited to recommit to my weight loss journey!

Why am I tell you this? Honestly, I want you all to recommit to your weight loss journies and take this challenge with me! I know that everyone doesn't follow the Weight Watchers program and that's okay! If you want to do this challenge with me, you can follow whatever weight loss program works for you.

Do you know that if we recommit to our weight loss, by losing ½ a pound per week we could lose 4 pounds by Thanksgiving day? Or if we lost 1 pound per week, that is 8 pounds lost by Thanksgiving. And if we can lose 2 pounds per week, we could be 16 pounds lighter in just 8 weeks. Wouldn't you like to lose some weight before the holidays? I know I would like to lose weight, because I am tired of wearing maternity clothes and yoga pants all the time.

Let’s make a commitment to follow along with the 8 week challenge and work to slowly achieve one small goal per week. Below is a list of different topics that we will be focusing on over the next 8 weeks of the challenge. Everything on this list is doable and can help you accomplish a weight loss between now and Thanksgiving



So, if you want to look and feel healthier by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, accept this challenge!

Please leave me a comment to let me know if you are accepting this challenge. Leave me your name and the weight loss program that you will be following over the next 8 weeks.

I am so excited that I do not have do this challenge and that I get to do it with all of you!!

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeana, Weight Watchers, 8 pound goal, will put me solid 30 ....have been stalled at 21-23 for 4 weeks now.

-J.Darling said...

Count me in! With the sailors in my house making it tough (for example, they ordered pizza last night, when I didn't have the room for it in my day, so I went for a walk and by the time I got back, the pizza was cold and didn't smell delicious anymore - and I made myself salad, grilled steak, and a side of Acorn Squash! Delicious, cheaper, and MUCH healthier!) - I could really use some support staying on track! I'm up and rolling w/ MyFitnessPal.com (JDRBT username) and I'd be happy to follow this on my own blog as well!

Mrs. Ferguson said...

I'm in! WW is the way for me. Thanks so much for all you share through your blog. I enjoy your posts, your recipes, and your recipe reviews.

Cindy

Anonymous said...

I accept this challenge! I'm doing the old ww points system. I lost 68 pounds on it and have 10 more to lose. They've been hanging on for dear life. That makes it so much easier to slack. Slacking is over! Challenge accepted!!! Thanks!

Becky said...

HI my name is Becky and i would love to join you in this challenge!!

I will be tracking using Sparkspeople and hoping to lose at least 8 pounds in the next 8 weeks.

This is just what i needed ,i think this challenge will help motivate me and i look forward to wearing something other than sweats at Thanksgiving this year!

Anonymous said...

I would love to get refocused on my weight. I am a lifetime member of ww but I seem to have gotten off track. Thanks for this! I need to lose 10 lbs.

Carlottamarie said...

I love it! I'm in! Also on weight watchers! This is something I can definitely do! :)
Good luck! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I am going to start Weight Watchers on Monday. I am so ready. I need to loose. I have done the Weight Watchers online and I did fine on it but I think I would do alot better at going to the meetings. Stacey F.

Lisa said...

I'm on WW and need some motivation. This challenge is do-able and I want to let you know that I'll start on Sunday with you!!!

Cotton Blossom said...

I've been a Weight Watcher since Feb 2012 and have lost 44 lbs so far! I'm commited to this 8 week challenge and hope to lose at least 4 lbs but would like to at least reach the 50 lb milestone. I would proudly wear my 50 lb charm to Thanksgiving Diner! Best Wishes to you and your new little blessing.

themeachams said...

I tried to leave a comment, but I don't know if it worked...my name is Alysha and I lost 15 pounds earlier this year and then stopped WW. I am ready to do the challenge with you though! Thanks for your blog, I love it!

Dicky Bird said...

I'm in week 3 now of weight loss journey with Weight Watchers. I'v lost 7.2. We took the challenge in class yesterday. Yes, it would be nice to be smaller by the holidays! Blessings from Wisconsin.

KD said...

Im in too!!! My name is Kailina and my goal is 16 pounds. I know its gonna be hard, but I want to push myself! If I loose the 16 pounds I'll hit my 10% Goal! Im doing WW online.

Shannon Arnold said...

I just joined W.W. two weeks ago and this idea of an "8 week challenge" seems like a good way to keep me motivated.
Count me in!

Shannon.

AshB said...

I am in! I really need something to jump start my weight loss. I'm currently doing p09x to get stronger. I hope to lose 10 pounds by Thanksgiving. Thanks for the extra motivation.

Cheryl said...

Thank you so much for your encouraging blog I love it! I am committing to lose at least 4 pounds - hopefully more - doing Weight Watchers of course. I have taken too long of a break and I can really feel it in my attitude and my clothes. Now is the time to start!!!! Thaks for the push!
Cheryl from Riverton, Utah

momyshaver said...

I am committing to getting back on program too. I will start tracking in my WW journal writing each bite down, and next will be calculating PP+ values. You are right, we can all be further ahead and add to the things we have to be thankful for

Food Lovin Momma said...

I am in! I have been following Weight Watchers since January but took a new teaching job in August and have had a really hard time sticking to plan since I started the job. I can definitely use the motivation the challenge provides! Thanks!

Laura F. said...

Hi, my name is Laura and I want to be counted in with this Challenge. I joined WW last March, lost 20lbs then had to drop out due to finances. Now I've gained almost half of it back and am discouraged. Hopefully this will be the great pick me up that I need!!

Reggie said...

Hi! I am trying to lose weight currently, so the challenge sounds right up my alley! I just met what I set as my first personal goal, and I want to keep moving.

One CAVEAT for you: please check with your physician if you are breast feeding. My daughter was not allowed to continue with her program (LA weight loss) because feeding a baby takes extra calories. I don't know how that follows for you . . . but just a word of caution. If you are bottle feeding and using a formula, then of course it would be no problem.

Anonymous said...

My name is Limay and I'm on the Weight Watchers program. As a matter of fact today was my weigh in day, and I was a bit disappointed because I only lost 0.8 lbs and I had a good good week so I really don't know what happened. But I decided that I was not going to sabotage my weight loss journey and continue on even if I just lost 0.8 pounds. So, yes I accept your challenge with a goal to lose 8 pounds by thanksgiving. Love, love your blog!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so in! I need to get serious about my weight and this is just the beginning motivation I need. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this challenge. I'd gotten the Weight Watchers' e-mail, but hadn't gotten motivated to get back on program. If you can do it with a new baby, I can get back on also! Thanks!

-J said...

I'm taking the challenge! I joined WW in Oct. 2011 (after gaining 25 pounds in the first year of marriage) and only lost 15 pounds ... so very slowly. I finally couldn't justify the money, so stopped and thought I'd do it on my own... to no avail. Just two days ago I started tracking again and am planning to join WW online. Where do I sign up for the WW Thanksgiving challenge? Is that on their site?

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jen. I just found your blog tonight. I have been on the WW program in the past - actually did it to lose baby weight after my son was born (2010). Have pretty much maintained since then... but falling off the wagon as of late. I'm currently using MyFitnessPal (when I remember) and need some accountability. I'm looking forward to following your blog. My username is "jogginmomma".
I'm also excited to try some of your recipes. My family is always game to try new things! thanks! and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Christine. I am slowly getting back to a WW lifestyle after having my son and this challenge would be a great kickstart. I have a long way to go, but I'd love to lose 10 lbs by Thanksgiving day. Count me in on this challenge! Good luck all.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I'm in! We just got back from a vacation to the UK and Iceland. Needless to say, fruits and veggies were not as much as my eating as they should have been. This is a great way to get back on track!!

Sara said...

I'm in! I need all the motivation I can get, and this is what I need to get back on track :) I follow WW.

Sarah said...

Count me in! I would love to lose at least 8 ponds by Thanksgiving! I've been stuck at 150 for several weeks now...

Vckie said...

I'm late for the start, but I've been on vacation and a vacation from the plan! But I'm in the challenge, this is perfect timing> Thanks for getting me up and going!

Vckie said...

I'm late for the start, but I've been on vacation and a vacation from the plan! But I'm in the challenge, this is perfect timing> Thanks for getting me up and going! I am a WW plan/

Vickie said...

I'm late for the start, but I've been on vacation and a vacation from the plan! But I'm in the challenge, this is perfect timing> Thanks for getting me up and going! I am a WW plan/

Laura Beth Fletcher said...

Im in, I follow WW

Anonymous said...

I am so in. I have been a member of WW since January and need a challenge to keep me tracking on the weekends.

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