WELCOME TO WEEK 7!!!!
The teams that were in the running for “safe team” this week were Dolphins, Wolverines and Cheetahs….from those – the team with the highest % of weight loss was the WOLVERINES. They were the SAFE TEAM THIS WEEK!!! WOOHOOO!!!! AND it saved 2 of their people by being SAFE – so that was a huge bonus for them this week!! WTG!!!
As usual lately, you guys have all been doing amazing! It was a BRUTAL week to eliminate! PLEASE, those of you that were eliminated, do not get discouraged and KEEP up the GREAT work!! You are ALL on a path to your goals!
This challenge is what it is, so I have to eliminate BUT Every One of you have been doing awesome and deserves to stay in…I just can’t keep everyone and get to the winner ;-( And those of you that were eliminated…I hope many of you decide to stick around and continue on with your team and the challenges…you are ALWAYS welcome!! If I ever get a decent # that do – I Will be putting up challenges where you can still help your team sometimes!
I have been WAY under eliminating each week – so this was a big week for eliminations…I’m SO SORRY You are ALL SUCH GREAT PEOPLE and AMAZING COMPETITORS!!! And have all done such an AMAZING job throughout this competiton!! DO NOT FORGET THAT!!!! (The eliminations came down to, of course, those that didn’t complete, then the food challenge and I did have to factor in this time % of weight loss) ;-( This week was soooooo tough…you all did So Great!!___________________________________________________________________________
ELIMINATED PEOPLE THIS WEEK ARE:
I did some combo’ing of teams this week – I ended up basing it on team leaders that I thought would meld the best instead of just the #’s – SO NEW TEAMS ARE –
MUSTANGS and PHOENIXES are now combined (point ppl GrandmaJackie and Asces)
SHARKS AND CHEETAHS are now combined (point ppl Anderia, Fang19423 and EmiliaFoo)–
please friend your new teammates – and TEAM LEADERS – please friend your fellow team leaders so you can all figure out how to share the work load!!
AND AS ALWAYS…I can NEVER thank you all enough for all your extra work that you do!!! WITHOUT you guys I would NEVER be able to do these challenges!!___________________________________________________
The Challenge this week is still Monday thru Friday – This WILL BE a HUGE FOOD CHALLENGE WEEK!! And it is NOT going to be easy for many of us. I believe, especially after I first started doing the sodium challenges – that many of us only track or notice our calories and fat – and that is SO not all there is to this “getting healthy and losing weight” process! Sooooo here you go!____________________________________________________ #1 -
WORKOUT – Each Person must burn a minimum of 1500 Calories during the week… team #’s to follow…
Dolphins – 12,600
Sharks/Cheetahs – 18,000
Tigers & Geckos – 19,800
Mustangs/Phoenixes – 21,600
Wolverines – 23,400
Kinda went big here since I backed off of a lot of the regular parts of the challenge…. But this is no match for all you hard core people out there!!
AND AS ALWAYS - YOUR CALORIE BURN IS ONLY COUNTED in "workout" form! Not your everyday movement!!! No Counting “walking to the fridge!” Please do NOT count everything you do throughout the day!
#2 REPS1000 reps PER PERSON during the week – don’t care what parts of the body you work – totally up to you – but would LOVE it if you worked some of your trouble zones instead of just sticking with the easy stuff…but again…up to you! Please continue to push yourselves! No team #’s this week.
#3 Skipping the HR/FR portion this week - because I’m really focusing on food – BUT PLEASE incorporate these in your total reps for the week! At least do SOME of you HR and FR to go towards those #’s!!!!!!!!! Not required but I really don’t want you all to lose the momentum you’ve been gaining with these!!!
#4 EXTRA MOVEMENT POINTS - 15 PTS per person during the week – backing off of some of the norm’s of the challenge as I want this week to be a “food focus”…something a little different – BUT do NOT want you totally backing off of your progress and some good new habits I hope you are making!____________________________________________________________________________
If some of you saw my post that I bought a book and it gave me some great torturous ideas for this week…welllll here you go – and the book is Bob Harper (Biggest Loser) The Skinny Rules – I’ve adjusted a couple things to make it a little easier - but, for the most part, think these could be a great challenge and push in the right direction….as well as a couple things I’ve done in the past on my own… As I said….BIG FOOD FOCUS THIS WEEK!!
#5 – FOOD CHALLENGES
#1 – Drink, at least, an 8 oz glass of water BEFORE EACH MEAL! AND another 8 oz glass of water during each meal!
#2 – LOW CARBS after Lunch (I’ve been trying this all week and failing so good luck! But it’s a GREAT goal!!) The EXCEPTION to this is – if you eat carbs after lunch – they MUST BE high in Fiber (over 4 g) and any fruits or vegetables do not count against you. (acceptable - over 4g Fiber/between 0-25g of carbs)
#3 – yessssss sodium yet again….sorry ;-) Stay under!
#4 – SUBSTITUTE – Take ONE thing that you typically eat/drink that you KNOW isn’t the best thing for you and substitute it for something else – or just cut it out of your diet altogether this week! (ie: soda, salt, coffee, juice vs. fruit, chips, alcohol…etc)
#5 – as requested – Stay UNDER your FAT Allowance!
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS FOR 4 of the 5 DAYS – you may have 1 day break from this part of the challenge!
I will be adjusting the chart – probably tomorrow – not sure, just yet, how to track all the food stuff – but once I update the chart it will make more sense on how I want you to track – so check there for info!