Johanne's Journal, 26 September 2011

I joined Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation today, hoping it will give me the kick start I need. $1,000,000 is one hell of an incentive. I can't afford to join Weight Watchers but I'll go for the free "official" start and finish weigh-ins. The final weigh-in is in April. He wants a normal BMI, or, for those of us who have a huge amount to lose, he wants us to lose 10% of our official starting weight by then. I have to get to a Weight Watchers site by next Monday, Oct. 3rd. I will have to lose 21 lbs in six months. That's 3.5 lbs per month. I was losing that and more. I should be able to do it again.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 September 2011:
1802 kcal Fat: 71.15g | Prot: 62.69g | Carb: 230.86g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Scrambled Egg, Smart Balance, Almond Milk, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Truvia, Diet Cranberry Juice. Lunch: Pork Fried Rice. Dinner: Pork Fried Rice. Snacks/Other: Raw Honey. more...
2364 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes. more...
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Jo I have joined as well, so am trying to get to a meeting just around the corner from me. His site is not exactly great to get around, but I expect I will get there lol..... I think it may help me to start exercising and having more sleep etc, which are my next steps in getting healthy. Funnily enough I have doctors appts this week as it is to do my yearly check so a good time for me to do this. I have to lose the same as you are we are at the same place. YAY we will do this...... 
27 Sep 11 by member: Yvonne19
Hi Johanne, good luck to you and Yvonne...thats a good incentive for sure...but you will be winners any way when you lose the weight.. 
27 Sep 11 by member: BHA
Hooray Yvonne! It's so much more fun to be doing something together. The exercise thing is my main goal in this. I also have a Dr.'s appt. this Thursday, so the timing is perfect. I'm going today for my weigh-in. Bren, it is good incentive, but the best incentive has been this site and all the good buds I've made here. You're right. Losing IS winning. Love you!!! 
27 Sep 11 by member: Johanne
Ooooo... based on the BMI calculator provided by that website I only have to lose 48 pounds to be on the high end of a "normal" weight - I thought I had so much more to lose!! That's exciting in and of itself!! Yay! :) You guys go for that contest and win it!! I'm not sure that any more motivation will change my journey, but I'll be rooting you on! :) 
27 Sep 11 by member: mollyallen1982
Thanks Molly! I went for my official weigh-in tonight. I wore the heaviest cloths I could find and kept my keys, phone and wallet in my pockets and kept my shoes on. LOL! That gives me a little bit of a jump start. I think, from what I'm reading, the prize will be more of a drawing among the participants who adhere to and meet the requirements. I could be wrong. 
27 Sep 11 by member: Johanne
Thank you Bren and molly for the cheers for us. Jo you cheat LOL I did the same left my denim jacket and shoes on, but I did put my keys and purse down.....I think the same as you with the requirements, but not really clear....maybe it will get easier to understand. I just think to get down the last weight, this is what I need......They did try and talk me into joining I just said I have lost 80lbs so far, a few people weighing were like how the heck did you do that. I never mentioned how didn't think it was appropriate in a WW meeting. I just said I decided I was going to do it and stuck to it.......but people were very happy for me so that was nice.  
27 Sep 11 by member: Yvonne19
Great Johanne! Sounds like it will be fun. 
27 Sep 11 by member: Z'sMama
Hehe. Yvonne, I did the same thing. When they wanted to know if I wanted to join, I just told them I had already lost 69 lbs and thought I was doing just fine, thank you. LOL! Like you, I didn't say how. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops though. FS rocks and it's freeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Z's, I'm just glad I know at least one person besides me who's trying it. It will be interesting to see how much it spurs us on. 
27 Sep 11 by member: Johanne
Found the rules. Wow! It's a lot to read. It's definitely not a drawing. http://sharecare.doctoroz.com/... 
27 Sep 11 by member: Johanne
After the / comes the word rules. It won't let me put the whole address in there for some reason. 
27 Sep 11 by member: Johanne
Good luck Jo and Yvonne!! What a great opportunity for you! Hope you both win...lol Have a great weekend, Jo...love ya! 
02 Oct 11 by member: ctlss
good luck Jo and Yvonne! We're rooting for you. 
02 Oct 11 by member: Helewis
Thanks Stef and Helewis. With the hundreds of thousands competing, the likelihood of winning is nil, but we WILL lose weight and that is a win any day. LOL! Love you back Stef. 
02 Oct 11 by member: Johanne
I think they are misquoting the prize - it is supposed to say you will feel like a million bucks when you get to your goal weight :) Good luck to you all - you can do this!!! 
03 Oct 11 by member: triaby
Triaby, it's true that you will feel like a million bucks, but they are truly giving away a million bucks. You have to meet all the criteria, not lose over two lbs a week after the first three weeks, lose 10% of your total weight or meet the recommended BMI of under 24. If you are one of the initial 200 chosen, you have to write an essay of 400 words or less. After that, if you are one of the final 50 chosen, you will be put on Dr. Oz.'s web site and it will become a popularity contest, with the viewers choosing the winner. Sometime in May, they will announce the winner of $1,000,000. The chances of winning are almost none, but it will be fun trying and those of us who lose will all be winners. 
03 Oct 11 by member: Johanne
Joanne the saying here is "you have to be in it....to win it" - so it would certainly be worth a try!! I wish they had something like that here I would definitely give it my all :) 
03 Oct 11 by member: triaby
Well, Yvonne and I are going to try. LOL! You'll definitely know if one of us wins. You will hear us cheering all the way to where you are. 
03 Oct 11 by member: Johanne
Hey Jo yes we will be there......I have faith in us.... 
03 Oct 11 by member: Yvonne19

     
 

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