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My 10 pounds by 10/10/10 declaration :o}

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I do declare that I, Erin, will lose 10 pounds by 10/10/10. Today I weigh 171 pounds. My weight on 10/10/10 will be 161 or less, and would be AWESOME if I could reach 155, but we will be realistic here ;o}

I will accomplish this goal by completing the following:

- eating: I will stick with my Weight Watchers points and adjust accordingly with my training so I don't eat too little or too much!

- cardio: I will continue my half marathon training, running 4 days a week. I will cross train by spining 2 days a week.

- strength training: I will complete my ST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with core added for 1 more day (Saturday).

- water: I will drink 8 glasses of water MINIMUM a day, more if I am running more or more active.

- sleep/relaxation: I will get a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep a night. I will "chill" when I have the opportunity to relax.

- other: I will take motivation from those around me...I will let them inspire me, and I hope to encourage my teammates and motivate and inspire them, too!

I will try 10 pull-ups.
I will do 10 push-ups.
I will read 10 articles on running and nutrition.
I will support 10 new Sparkfriends.
I will LOSE these 10+ pounds!!.

I'll keep you up to date on how it goes!!

P.S. So, I am a part of 2 challenges this go around, the Periwinkles Biggest Loser Focusing in Fall Challenge, and the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 Challenge. Let's DO THIS!!

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MONIQUE1908 8/27/2010 10:15AM

    go girl!

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APRILBLESS 8/27/2010 9:26AM

    ...great plan!

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BRENDY_28 8/27/2010 6:29AM

    great goals! good luck with the half marathon :) gosh i wonder when I can run my 1st half marathon. :D

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RAINEMARIE214 8/26/2010 8:49PM

    My friend's wedding is 10/10/10 and that is my weight loss goal date as well! We can do this!!!

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MSILVER94 8/26/2010 5:15PM

    :) Yea Sounds really good! We can do this!

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DLEE27 8/26/2010 1:40PM

    Awesome plan!!!
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-SHIMMER-ANN- 8/26/2010 1:33PM

    EEEEeeeeeeeek, how exciting!!! You can do it!

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MADDEELOU 8/26/2010 1:01PM

    Great plan, Erin. You are bound to succeed!

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POOKAQUEEN 8/26/2010 12:59PM

    Awesome! You will do it!

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GRACEISENUF 8/26/2010 12:28PM

    Sounds like you have it all mapped out and you are ready for action!

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TANNERS 8/26/2010 12:11PM

    Sounds like a great idea!!!

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HALLORAN84 8/26/2010 11:45AM

    WOO HOO! We'll do it together! emoticon emoticon

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-POOKIE- 8/26/2010 11:00AM

    emoticon Great plans! I like!

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Check-in yesterday and today ~

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yesterday, I weighed in and had gained 1 pound exactly, and I am cool with that. I also measured myself and have lost 3 inches, so I know I am still headed in the right direction! Of course, it is pretty easy for me now to do a self-assessment and know what I need to be working on. I know most of the time why I lost a certain amount one week or gained a certain amount. Honestly, this week? PMS, for SURE. I will NOT weigh myself to "make sure" this week, and I am eating breakfast right when I get home from the gym so I don't feel tempted to jump on that scale.

I ran for the first time in a week and a half yesterday. I went with the runner's group, and ended up running with my running partner, Erin (hehe same name) who is also coming back from an injury (she hurt her IT band!). We ended up running 3.4 miles while the rest of the group ran just over 4 miles. We knew we had to take it easy! It took us 40 minutes, and we walked the last mile because Erin's knee was starting to hurt.

I felt awesome, and could have kept running, but I do not leave a partner behind! Especially when it's not a race.

So, this morning I went spinning for 45 minutes. Did upper body ST during the last 15 minutes of it (the class is Cycle and Sculpt..super fun!). I ended up spinning for 23.4 miles in those 45 minutes (well, plus 3 minutes of warming up). I then went to the treadmill and ran for 1 mile. That also felt super great and I could have gone longer but I didn't since it wasn't supposed to be a running day (since I was cross training) and also because I need to be home by 7 a.m. now since DH needs to be getting ready for work then (and I need to care for the li'l one).

I had a great day eating-wise today, with one minor ALMOST setback. I dropped my daughter off at my parents, and had a major craving for Burger in, a huge cheesy-type burger with more than 1 slab of beef on it and super sized french fries. Well, I am in a challenge that started today where our challenge this week is to NOT EAT JUNK FOOD ALL WEEK! So, I shoved that thought into my mind, and made it home where I made myself chicken vegetable soup and a healthy grilled cheese sandwich (since I was obviously craving cheese). I am now having a snack of green and red grapes for my sweet tooth, and am ready to go to bed.

Oh, and tomorrow is my 5-mile run, so I am excited about that! I am planning on expanding on a route I have run before (a 4-mile run) and that has me psyched because I miss my old routes and need to do them as much as possible before winter hits!!

Well, it is now 9:04 and one of my goals is to sleep at least 7 hours a night, so I better get going! Love you all!!!


P.S. As for the name dealio, I will be making a decision about what to change my name to before the week is over ;o}

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MOVINITMORE 8/26/2010 10:15AM

    You such a great friend to stay with her that was nice. I also wanted cookies yesterday that I made for my son and his friends but I didn't dare give in. I kept telling myself I am in a challenge and it helped!! Great job on your run and your goals. HOpe you five miler went well!!

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HALLORAN84 8/26/2010 9:44AM

    Way to go! Don't ever let the scale control you :)
Good going on the craving...knowing what you are really craving and satisfying it in a more healthy way!!

I like your name ;)

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ILIKECACTI 8/26/2010 7:37AM

    Way to curb your fast food craving! Impressive! I was not so successful with my own fast food craving 2 nights ago =p

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-POOKIE- 8/26/2010 4:23AM

    Way to go with managing your craving!

And losing 3 inches is also great!

You are keeping on the tracks really well.


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THEUPS1 8/25/2010 10:37PM

    WOW!! I am excited for you about your inches lost AND your running!! Sounds like you are doing GREAT!! My brother and his wife started running about a year ago and he's currently training for a marathon!!! WOW!!

Keep up the good work!


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Please help: New name :o}

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So, I have been thinking about my screen name on here....ERINBEAR1876. I honestly don't like it. Why?

Because it was the name that "old me" used for EVERYTHING. Every site that needed a screen name. Every email address. And honestly? I am so very over that nickname.

So, while I dislike my screen name, I can't honestly come up with a good one to replace it! And I would rather do it now so you all can get used to it rather than later....coz I am not going anywhere!

Maybe something to do with running? I dunno...I am not very creative! PLEASE HELP!!

~ Erin (hopefully soon to be not ERINBEAR1876).

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POOKAQUEEN 8/25/2010 5:27PM

    My screen name is a very old nickname too. I use it for everything.
Let's see...


OK, I can think of more, but maybe I should stop there! I'll list more if you want me to later!
For some reason it doesn't like my list, hopefully it makes sense!

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 8/25/2010 5:12PM



Running synonyms just weren't that cute...haha.

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GRACIE4ONE 8/25/2010 4:56PM

    Erinbear, did you just want something to blog about today? LOL....because as I read on, it says you may not even change the name now...too funny! You made me laugh, so how about: GIGGLES???

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NATKITA 8/25/2010 4:51PM

    If you have a fave quote maybe you could use the most important phrase from that quote?

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-POOKIE- 8/25/2010 4:50PM

    *smiles* was trying to think of something amusing that Erin sounds similar to, but struggling!

RunErin was the best I could do, as you like to be runerin(g) about emoticon

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RUNTRILAUGH 8/25/2010 4:38PM

    What do you like to do, or what is unique about you?

Maybe incorporate your favorite type of workout in the name? If you like to run, how about something with running? ErinRuns or some variation of that.

Good luck choosing a name!

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ERINBEAR1876 8/25/2010 4:33PM

    Pookie ~ I don't mind's the bear I'm tired of (and the 1876...which really has no relevance).

I may end up being talked out of changing the name, but just thought something fresh and new...I don't know ;o}

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-POOKIE- 8/25/2010 4:27PM

    Do you want to keep either the Erin or the bear bit?

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RAINEMARIE214 8/25/2010 3:43PM

    I too am boring with names. Just my nickname and middle name with my birthdate :)

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RLHOTAN 8/25/2010 3:15PM

    I am soooooo the wrong person to ask!! Mine is just my first initial and my last name. Doesn't get more boring and uncreative than that!!!

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-TARAC- 8/25/2010 1:34PM

    I have to say I'm pretty boring too but I either just use my first name with my last initial or my last name with my first initial. That way I always remember my screen name and never get tired of it. Just a suggestion!

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GRANDMA624 8/25/2010 1:06PM

  How about "Road Runner"?

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Biggest Loser Fall Challenge Goals/Summer Challenge Results

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thank you SO much, MOVINITMORE, for posting this....I'm borrowing it for myself!!

I love challenges, and joining the Periwinkles was the best thing I could have done!


WEIGHT LOSS- 25.6 Pounds
Total Cardio Minutes- 5182
Total Strength Training Minutes- 1125


TO loss 15 pounds (to get to my GOAL FRICKIN' WEIGHT!!!!)

Cardio Minutes- 5400 with running (especially training for the HM in October), spinning as my crosstraining. Walking my dog. A LOT.

Strength Minutes- 900 with ST during spinning on Cycle and Sculpt days plus Spark's suggested ST. Nautilus 2 days a week.

Total Running MILES- 305 is what is on my calendar, but goshdarnit I'll be happy with 250 (this is, of course, if there is no injury or such).

Be active on the Team Forums!!

I really need to bring the focus I had in the last challenge as I did so much better than I expected! I lost 25.6 pounds in that challenge and, though I have ONLY!! 15 pounds left to lose to hit my goal weight, I know that this will be a VERY tough 15 pounds to lose (as noted by the fact that I am up 3 pounds from the last day of the summer challenge).

And...MOVINITMORE, you motivate ME! You just ROCKED the 5K's you have been participating in, and I am so jealous that are doing the Space Coast 15K. You must live in FL. If you do, double jealous here ;o} And, if you really really live there, one day we will HAVE to do a half or a full together down there!!! (Well, we don't HAVE to..but wouldn't that be a ton of fun???). I love vacationing in Orlando and Daytona Beach....


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MOVINITMORE 8/26/2010 10:10AM

    I think it would be a blast to run with a Sparkie, I couldn't keep up with you but I sure would try!!! Great goals you are going to rock this challenge and like I said you are so motivating to me and make me work harder each week.

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POOKAQUEEN 8/25/2010 5:04PM

    Great goals, you can do it!

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Weekend check-in

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I didn't weigh myself! Haha, that would be the good news.

Saturday started out pretty good. The baby got up early, I had to shower and get ready, give the baby a bath and get her ready, get gas, wash the car, go to the farmer's market, and then head out to Viking for the parade by 11 (45 minutes away).

I was really happy with the reception I got when I showed up. Most of the relatives haven't seen me since I was about 275 pounds (I was 170 on Saturday when seeing them). One kept calling me skinny. Another said she wanted me to rub off on her so she could lost weight. My grandma kept bragging to others in Viking about my weight loss. Many said how proud they were of me.

So that was the positive. The negative? I was seriously hounded about what I was eating, what I could eat, etc. The good part was how supportive a few were about making food that I "could eat on my diet." The not so great part was that when I put things on my plate that I "shouldn't have"...I got a few looks and comments. The things I shouldn't have eaten? Potato salad, hot dog (without bun), 2 pieces of flat bread with a bit of butter, and 1 cookie. I also later had a Mountain Dew (1/2 can). GASP! I really ended up feeling awkward and like I was having a guilt trip laid on me. I tried not to let it get to me, but I ended up being in a bit of an irritated mood by the time I left. Oh, and a great uncle told me I need to put on weight....nice.

Overall, I did pretty good considering....

Then, last night, I got sick. I was throwing up, my head pounding, and I went to bed at 11:30 (so late for me!). I ended up sleeping late, though not very well. I had grapes, a banana, Apple Jacks, grilled cheese sandwich, potato chips (8), and a homemade crab salad on a Jimmy John's bread. Yes, a bit of comfort food! I felt good overall how I ate, even though it was not optimal. I still vomited a bit this evening (ugh, I hate throwing up) but it is so weird because I was famished all day! And nauseated! And no, not a chance I am preg-o.

No working out this weekend, and that was not a problem for me. I needed the rest! I am psyched about getting up at 5 tomorrow and rocking it at the gym. I plan on 45 minutes of spinning and ST. I will only be eating filling foods to kind of equal out the weekend of higher fat and carbs.

Here's to rocking this week, and kicking these last 15 pounds out the door for good!!!


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BRENDY_28 8/25/2010 12:45AM

    i hope you feel better soon. :)

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DIXIECHIC60 8/23/2010 1:45PM

    You are doing a great job. Don't let anyone tell you how to lose the weight because it is obvious you have figured it out!! And for those people who have lost and kept it off the first thing they will tell you is do not deprive yourself. Deprivation is what causes overeating and gaining the weight back. We have to learn to live like real people, just eat smaller portions. Stick up for yourself and just let them know that you have figured out the weight loss secret.
I got sick last week for about 4-5days. I was afraid I ate some bad eggs, no change in heck that I could be pregnant either emoticon
Keep up the great work. You will be at goal before you know it.
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TANNERS 8/23/2010 12:21PM

    You are so awesome Erin!! Don't let them put you on a guilt trip! You have done so awesome you clearly know what you are doing and how to handle yourself. Those last 15 lbs better be pretty scared!!

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POOKAQUEEN 8/23/2010 8:37AM

    Everyone think they know what's best, it's really irritating! I think family is the worst about it to! Congrats on handling it so well.
My daughter was sick like that yesterday too. I have no idea what it was, but she's just fine now.
Enjoy the gym, and I hope you're feeling better now!

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ILIKECACTI 8/23/2010 8:15AM

    throwing up is the worst thing ever!! i hope it passes soon!

that's a strange reaction from the family. support and praise on one hand, but judgmental looks for what you put on your plate on the other hand. well... they should see that you have accomplished somehting great, and thus trust you to know what you can and can't put on your plate!!

i'm sure you will kick these last 15lbs to the curb in no time!!

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RED_WRITINGHOOD 8/23/2010 7:32AM

    All you have to tell them is that you put in all that extra effort so on days like that you can cut loose and have a little fun. My Dad says the same things to me. Are you supposed to eat that?? I just tell him... I have lost 35 lbs and if anyone know what I should or should not eat it is me!!

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-POOKIE- 8/23/2010 3:56AM


I bet looks on peoples faces was priceless... and I hope really motivational for you!

The food thing would have really stressed me out as well. I hate being felt like am judged for eating something or not.

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SEABREEZE65 8/22/2010 11:39PM

    You have done so great so far...I tell people I can eat anything I want...that usually throws most people for a loop..., but then I add...I just can't eat EVERYTHING in sight!

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MADDEELOU 8/22/2010 11:17PM

    Hope you are feeling better.

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HEATHERLYC 8/22/2010 10:59PM

    Way to go! You're an inspiration to the rest of us who are just starting out. :)

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