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100 DAY CHALLENGE
Sept. 8, 2014 thru Dec. 31, 2014

Here's my challenge for the next 100 days:: ( it is actually 115 days~ we have decided to allow 15 "pass days" for holidays, {cuz ya know this challenge will go through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Years!! yikes!!} also allow for vacations, sick days etc) life is going to happen!!

SHORT TERM GOAL: Get out of "OBESE BMI " and enter ...
100 DAY CHALLENGE
Sept. 8, 2014 thru Dec. 31, 2014

Here's my challenge for the next 100 days:: ( it is actually 115 days~ we have decided to allow 15 "pass days" for holidays, {cuz ya know this challenge will go through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Years!! yikes!!} also allow for vacations, sick days etc) life is going to happen!!

SHORT TERM GOAL: Get out of "OBESE BMI " and enter into "OVERWEIGHT BMI" range...

MID TERM GOAL: Reach an overall weight loss of 50lbs....

LONG TERM GOAL: Reach an overall weight loss of 70lbs which will put me in the "HEALTHY BMI" range & maintain!

To reach these goals I'm going to:

1) Have a calorie deficit ranging from 340 - 420...going to mix it up.

2) So I'll be tracking all my nutrition and fitness.

3) workout! I've got the cardio down, now it's time to get serious about strength training. I've come up with a few programs.

4) I'm going to take before and after photo's AND measure...

5) working towards a 100% success rate!!

As a reward, we thought it might be fun to rent a cabin and go snowshoeing for a weekend! Probably in Jan. or Feb. 2015..

Woo Hoo here I go!!!







08/28/2014
End of 4th - 5 week challenge

I can't believe how fast this last 5 week challenge went, doesn't hurt that it ended with my trip to the beach!! So I'm posting the results of the goals I set:

1) Lose 10lbs---I lost 4lb....

2)Do all scheduled cardio/strength training workouts 86% of the time---I succeeded 80% of the time...

3) Maintain an average daily deficit of 350 calories for 5 weeks -- I averaged a deficit of 347!! Not too shabby :)

4) track all my nutrition and fitness---I did this 100% of the time!!

For my efforts I did reward myself with a little extra shopping cash!

Next up: A group of us are going to tackle a 100 day challenge, starting Sept. 8th. I'm taking a couple week maintaining period than back at it!!

07/08/2014
End of 3rd- 5 week challenge
Well, we all reported in our end results of last 5 week challenge (06/03/2014 thru 07/08/2014)

This time we ranged from a 5.5 lb loss to 1lb. to 0 weight loss. I was at a 2lb loss. At one point it was closer to 3 lbs but than the 4th of July weekend happened!! I did learn some things this time around. Even though I manage to hit all my daily goals 75% of the time AND followed my workout schedule of cardio/strength 86% of the 35 days, I still only managed a loss of about .4 lbs per week!! So clearly I need to have a bigger calorie deficit. I learned that even if the Spark Calorie counter says you have 300 calories left at end of day, you don't eat a bowl of ice cream to use it up!!

So my goals for next 5 weeks ---07/09/2014 to 08/13/2014--
are:

1) Lose 10lbs

2) Do all scheduled cardio/strength training workouts
*** 86% of the time or better is the goal ***

3) Stay within my Spark Calorie Goals - --plus maintain a daily 350 calorie deficit-- (something has to change!!)

4) Track all my fitness/nutrition.

5) Try and hit all these goals 80% of the next 5 weeks

I'll report back here after Aug. 13th. My reward to myself for accomplishing all this is, extra spending money for my vacation on the Oregon Coast!! A girls gotta shop right??!!!


06/04/20214
My new goals are broken down into 5 week blocks. There is a group of us who meet weekly. we are challenging, encouraging & holding each other accountable. We are all shooting to loose 10lbs in 5 weeks.
First 5 week challenge just ended on Tues. (June 3, 2014)
We ranged from a 7lb loss to 2lb loss. I lost _3.5lbs_. Some were down on themselves, but ultimately we ALL LOST!! And were all moving forward towards better overall health ,making positive lifestyle changes & learning what works & what doesn't work. So I feel it's a win, win!!
Our 2nd 5 week block began on Tues. 06/03/2014 ending July 8, 2014.
My goals are: 1) Lose 10lbs
2) Do all scheduled cardio/strength workouts.
3) Stay within my daily Spark Calorie Goals
4) Track all my fitness & food

I'll report back here and update my results on July 8th. :) My ultimate goal is to be down as close to 20lbs as I can in 10 weeks when I leave for Beach House Vacation :)
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Member Since: 10/19/2011

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My Goals:
*100 DAY CHALLENGE*

09/08/14 to12/31/14

1) Get out of "OBESE BMI" Range

2) Reach an overall weight loss of 50lbs

3) Reach an overall weight loss of 70lbs and enter the "HEALTHY BMI" Range & Maintain!



My Program:
*Track EVERYTHING in Spark Nutrition & Fitness trackers*
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2lbs lost-________
36 lbs TOTAL: _______

*Cross train~ Cardio programs & Strength Training workouts*

YES = I Strength Trained 2-3 X per wk AND did cardio 3-4 X per wk ...

NO = I did not accomplish this goal....

Week 1- YES :)
Week 2- YES :)
Week 3- YES :)
Week 4- YES:)
Week 5- YES:)
Week 6-YES:)
Week 7-YES:)
Week 8-YES:)
Week 9-YES:)
Week 10-YES:)
Week 11-YES:)
Week 12-YES:)
Week 13-PASS
Week 14-NO:(
Week 15-NO:(
Week 16-
Week 17- ________
COMPLETED:

*Reach my planned, avg weekly, calorie deficit goal=YES or NO*

wk 1- Y-avg d

Personal Information:
wk 4- Y-avg def=478
wk 5- Y-avg def=486
wk 6- N - avg def=273
wk 7- Y-avg def=417
wk 8-Y-avg def=432
wk 9-N-avg def=258
wk 10-N-avg def=318
wk 11-N-avg def=190
wk 12-N-avgdef=173
wk 13-PASS
wk 14-N-avgdef=62
wk 15-Y-avg def=233
wk 16-
wk 17-____________

COMPLETED : _________

Take before & after pics:

Date: Done ~ 09/07/14
Date:

Take before & after measurements:

Date: Done ~ 09/07/14
Date:

Results=


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MOMTOMONKEYS2
12/5/2014 11:12:08 AM

Good morning!

Wizard of Oz opens tonight emoticon What night are you going?? Just wondering if its a night my girls will be on stage since we have 2 casts ;0) Mine perform Wed, Fri, Sat matinee. They are so excited and its kinda hard to believe that its showtime already!

My Spark Plan is so non-existent. I'm really struggling and I am the heaviest I've ever been except when I was pregnant which doesn't really count. I was hoping to get started this week with some exercise but had a bad head cold settle in last weekend and I haven't had the extra energy I need to get GOING again.

How is your challenge going? It is so smart to do a challenge with family and friends - keeps us more accountable I think.

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JUDITH316
11/30/2014 5:25:40 AM

Morning emoticon my Friend

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-----------(----)---Just Stepping by to say Hi
------------)--/---- And Cheer you on your Journey...
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----oooO---- Also wishing **YOU** my Friend
----(---)---- a Great Day & Weekend Ahead!
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And say emoticon for all your support on my blogs, as always I cheer you on your journey,

Letís Keep Sparking and Pushing Forward Together, 1 step and 1 day at a time... emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
11/29/2014 3:28:33 PM

----------Oooo---
-----------(----)---Just Stepping by to say Hi
------------)--/---- And Cheer you on your Journey...
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----oooO---- Also wishing **YOU** my Friend
----(---)---- a Great Day & Weekend Ahead!
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And say emoticon for adding me as your friend, I've done the same, look forward to connecting with you here & the Teams we are on together!

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11/20/2014 9:42:54 PM

Thanks for the nice comment on my Beside Myself photo!



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IMLOCOLINDA
11/20/2014 2:23:52 PM

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T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learned to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude... our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me
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Thanks for the blessings, encouragement and support you bring to me here on my health and fitness journey!



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