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August 9,2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Today I started following spark's meal plans. I'm not just going to go in the fridge and think what do i want today anymore. I'd gone shopping yesterday to buy all the stuff so today was easy lol. The only challenges i had today were my migraine, which I got at work and had until after working out, so not fun, and when I got home from the gym I didn't have the energy to prepare my dinner and no appetite to eat it. I forced myself to get up and make dinner and once it was made I had no trouble eating it lol. I made a vegetarian taco salad from spark's meal plan, the only thing I did differently was add a little salsa on top. It was really good ^_^ I think I liked it better than Wendy's taco salad which I used to eat all the time.

I stayed within all my ranges today except for fat, only 1g over lol. I didn't have any low fat cheese for my salad so I used the regular stuff. I even had more fiber than recommended and fiber is something I usually don't get enough of lol. I even stayed under for sodium ^_^ which is so hard for me to do. I'm very proud of my progress so far on this challenge and can't wait to see the results of all my hard work. I've done so much preparation this past week that the first couple days have been relatively easy. I'm beginning to think maybe I can win this lol. I can't believe how positive I'm being right now too ^_^ another thing I'm proud of!

I hope you all have a great week, and that mine goes as smoothly as today did ^_^

  
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JESSIERAE88 8/10/2010 4:29PM

    Yay! I am so happy to hear that your are doing good and feeling good about it. Good for you on an awesome day! Keep it up girl! :D

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ENOUGHALREADY10 8/10/2010 6:54AM

    WOW you're rockin' now!!!
Planning ahead is so important. I know because I have a hard time doing it right now.
I look forward to reading about your success and your journey!

PS. Can you take your own scale to the weigh in for the $10,000? Hmmm I so hope you win! LOL

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BYEBYEFAT. 8/9/2010 10:57PM

    that is going to be SOOOO GREAT!! :D
I think you are going to have OUTSTANDING numbers this week when you weigh in! i can tell! :)

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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/9/2010 10:39PM

    emoticon idea to follow the meal plans...sounds like it will make things easier for you! Keep up that wonderful, positive attitude!

Rhonda

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AIMEEM77 8/9/2010 10:23PM

    Following the spark plan might be just the thing you need...it makes me feel really happy to see you so positive and feeling good about what you're doing! That's great! Sometimes it's just a matter of finding what works...maybe for you it's taking all of the thought out of it by using sparks meal plan-simplifies things a little. Sometimes the removal of options forces us into making better choices. I love your new found dedication. Keep up the great work!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/9/2010 9:58PM

    You are doing awesome! Following the spark plan is going to help you tremendously!

Try to get that lower fat and calorie cheese in the house, it will give you more calories for something else to eat later! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Blessings,
wildflowerr
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$10,000 Weight loss Challenge has Begun!!!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I got weighed yesterday for the start of my weight loss challenge. Except their scale didn't actually go high enough. It went up to 350 and Im 360. I told him and he said ok well just go with that lol. I have to get below that now though so he start seeing my weight loss. Im giving myself 2 weeks max to lose the 10 pounds. Of course its 9 now because this morning I had a loss of 1 pound from yesterday, both days on my scale which has a limit of 400. Its ok though, because theyre still going to let me do it even though they cant really see my weight. I finally went shopping today to restock my kitchen which was newly emptied lol. I got a ton of plastic containers to keep stuff in, like cereal and tortilla chips so they wont go stale, and rice and things just to be organized. Im actually going to follow sparks plan for the next week to the letter and see how it works for me. I did go through the whole week and change all the things I dont like. I spent about an hour at the grocery store and actually spent less than I though I would. Im just taking a quick break before I go and put everything away, it was quite a workout just bringing everything in from the car lol. Im definitely going to do awesome at this challenge, and Im going to save money because of how much Ive been eating out, well no more!!! Yesterday was my first day being super strict and i did really well. I was at my familys annual golf tournament, just the BBQ I dont golf lol, and i didnt even look at the dessert and when my aunt found out about the challenge from my mom, she offered to cook me some chicken because I wasnt going to have a hamburger or hotdog. It was very nice of her, and everyone was very encouraging.

I wont really be listening to the nutirition advice of my trainer though, unless I have some problems losing on sparks plan, which I dont think I will. Yesterday he was telling me some things I disagree with and some things that just made no sense. He was saying cereal is bad, even cheerios, and I disagree with that, as long its not a high sugar cereal. He also said that bread is bad for you because of the gluten but pasta is ok even though it has more gluten than bread. Im not much of a meat eater, I tend to stay away unless Im at someone elses place, and he kept trying to tell me I HAVE to eat chicken and fish and stuff because plant proteins are incomplete. Well as long as I eat the complimentary proteins within 24 hours Im good, and I do actually a list of complimentary proteins here in one of my nutrition books. I know what Im doing, I just have to actually DO it, and now I am. So I think hell be surprised when I go in and start losing really fast because I WILL make this work. He keeps wanting me to buy this nutrition program they have where they give you a 28 day meal plan but I had it before, cant find it now, and I didnt particularly like it. It is made just for you but I cant afford to buy it because I just bought training sessions for the challenge and Im still in school. He needs to realize I know what Im doing, I just need the encouragement to stick with it.

Anyway, Im going dancing tonight and if I have time after doing my kitchen, Im gonna go swimming at the gym as well. I should go finish up the kitchen and have some lunch now =) Have a great day everyone!!!

  
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MINENA1 8/9/2010 3:58PM

    Good luck on your challenge! emoticon I'm cheering you on! emoticon emoticon

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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/8/2010 10:25PM

    With that attitude you are sure to do awesome! Keep up the great work.

Rhonda

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JAMIELOGICAL 8/8/2010 9:14PM

    Oooh! I'm super excited for you that your challenge has now officially begun. I can't wait to see how you do! And remember, if you ever need some support and encouragement, you know where to find me and the other Reignite members.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/8/2010 8:35PM

    emoticonGO FOR IT!
All things are possible through Christ our Lord and Savior! emoticon
I will be rooting you on ALL the way!
Blessings,
wildflowerr
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MSHUFFNPUFFN 8/8/2010 1:12PM

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARKTHOR 8/8/2010 12:55PM

    Stay motivated, stay on the right course and wonderful things will happen. You're right on track with the vegetable protein and him saying it is incomplete, you just have to eat a variety of plants and vegetables and you'll be fine. Better than you would be if you ate the same amount of meat, if you believe the research from "The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell. Your trainer should tell a gorilla that their diet is full of incomplete protein and they can't possibly have much muscle...

Bread and cereals depend a lot on what they're made out of. If you have white bread or regular cheerios for example, they're mostly just processed flour, which breaks down to sugar quickly in your blood stream and provides little nutritionally to your body. If you get a bread made of a variety of grains, you're doing much better, though I'd still keep breads to a minimum. A good, quality granola (keep an eye on the sugars) can be quite healthy.

If you don't already, you should try rice milk, almond milk or soy milk. Cow's milk is very high in fat (except skim), when it says 2% fat on the label, that means by volume. Most of milk is water, so 2% of the volume may be fat, but much more of the actual calories are from fat, about 35%. I think this is an incredibly deceptive labeling system, so it is good to get the word out there. Cow's milk is also linked to many diseases.

Keep going strong, we know you can do this!

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PONYFARMER 8/8/2010 12:44PM

    How exciting!

I have a question, see you are teaching people already. My question is about he complimentary proteins, what hte heck are they? I have never, ever heard that term before.

I do understand what he is trying to get you to do, eat low carb, but you have to do what works for you. And you do not have to buy his expensive plan, taylored to you. You are doing that yourself.

Good for you for standing up for what you want and not caving to the so called expert.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 8/8/2010 12:41PM

    wow !!!

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GIRLIELA 8/8/2010 12:36PM

    Good luck in your challenge!! You can do it!!

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GIRLIELA 8/8/2010 12:36PM

    Good luck in your challenge!! You can do it!!

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GIRLIELA 8/8/2010 12:36PM

    Good luck in your challenge!! You can do it!!

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AIMEEM77 8/8/2010 12:35PM

    Love the dedication you're showing!! And you're right, following what works for you is so much better than following someone else's plan. You have to do what you can stick with! I believe in you...I wanna see you win that money!!!!

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First day back with the trainer!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

I've done training a few times before and always ended up not really getting much out of it. Well I bought some training sessions to help me get through my 90 day challenge at the gym which I was supposed to get weighed for today. There was some confusion with the head office and stuff so it got canceled. I'm now getting weighed on saturday. Anyway, the training, I decided i will be doing 2 30 minute sessions each week followed by cardio to make up my 60 minutes for each day. Today I was with my new trainer for the firs time after being off for a few months and seriously slacking in my other activities as well. My new trainer is 19 years old!!! I'm 23, I wasn't expecting a younger trainer lol. He was nice and of course very encouraging. He worked my butt off lol, I was only with him for half an hour and he really killed me lol. We even did a few things I've never done before, and I've at least tried many things. I felt very self conscious at first but after the first bit I was just trying to keep breathing lol.

The gym is very intimidating to me. That's why I like my current gym, not usually very busy lol. He did I was doing great, but he is supposed to encourage me, and he seemed genuinely surprised at my strength. I did tell him I was strong but they're always surprised lol, and my cardio sucks. I was breathing heavy the entire time and i got dizzy at one point. That was my fault though, I went straight from work and didn't have dinner so next time I will make sure to take a good snack to have on my way there. Just something to give me a bit of energy. The only thing I really didn't like doing was the lunges, but everyone I've ever talked to hates lunges, even some of my past trainers lol. He was very helpful, unfortunately with the exercises too lol. He helped me get my legs up farther for the leg lifts and a few things like that, just using his hands to make sure I don't give up and what not. I only say unfortunately because I still have the whole touching issue lol, it's not as bad as it was before though. I was able to deal with it and a year ago, before the dancing, I wouldn't have let him. Especially this one exercise where he was touching my sides to make sure my obliques were working lol. I actually do think we`ll get along and that he has the right personality to keep me working hard. Though him being so young is a little weird lol, maybe that`s just me but I`ll get used to it.

So I have my weigh in on saturday, though I`m not going to wait until then to start eating healthy, I`ll start with my plan in the morning as i intended. I`m still going to chug water before my weigh in though lol. I see my trainer again next tuesday and then I will be training 2 x per week, this week wasn`t good for us though. He said he is just sorting out stuff at his old job, last couple weeks and all that, and then I will probably be training tuesdays and fridays. I walked into the gym feeling crappy about this challenge, and now I`m feeling good about it again. My mood is up and down right now and probably will be for the first while until I start seeing some results on the scale, which I will see!!!!

My legs feel like rubber lol, and I`m expecting pain tomorrow emoticon a good pain though lol.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!!

  
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BYEBYEFAT. 8/6/2010 5:04PM

    GREAT!! I think it is SO brave when people get trainers! Probably something i should look into.. although im not sure my financial issues will allow it!

Dont be nervous about his age, If you can tell he knows what he is doing, and you trust him... then maybe having him be younger is more of an advantage, you might get along REALLY well!

Keep going! You have a great thing goin for ya! Lots of support from the team, you have a great reward to look forward to if you win this challenge, and also.. think of how great you will look, and more importantly FEEL while going through this experience!! :D keep in touch!

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MISCHELLEK 8/5/2010 6:30PM

    FoxyRoxy, You CAN do it! I have faith in you! What is the whole touching thing you keep refering too? Is it that you don't like to be touched? Some Aspies I know feel that way. You can definitely work to desensitize yourself so it is more tolerated.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 8/4/2010 1:20AM

    Keep up the great work! You are doing awesome! A little pain is a good thing! Right? emoticon
Enjoy your week as well!
Blessings,
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AIMEEM77 8/4/2010 12:52AM

    AWESOME! Congrats on teh fabulous start...I think it's a very real possibilty you could win this challenge if you keep it up! You can do it!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/3/2010 8:49PM

    emoticon Great to hear you have gone back to a trainer! YOU CAN DO IT!!
You might find that while he is young he is eager to show his new employers success and being a new job and all he should be very energetic and wonderful with his clients...A great combination if you ask me!

Stick with it and you will do well! Glad to hear that you are eating well again too. Once again a winning combination. Keep up the amazing work!

Rhonda

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August Goals and update on July Goals

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

My goals for the month of July I did horribly. I am starting a 90 day weight loss challenge tomorrow so I am redoing some of my goals and WILL do much better!!!

1. Finish organizing my kitchen by Thursday August 5 - already emptied out the bad stuff, just need to shop for good stuff and organize it.

2. Eat within my calorie range, will be changing over the course of the challenge starting with 2000 this week then dropping by 200 each week until I get to 1200. This is how I plan to get my body used to the lower calorie intake and an attempt to minimize the chance of going into starvation mode.

3. Track EVERYTHING I eat and no bad days, or very few ^_^

4. Exercise 60 minutes per day, 5 days per week

5. Start getting up early to go swimming at least 1 time per week

6. Blog/Vlog at least 2 times per week

7. Keep my team goals tracked and up to date.

8. Swim across the lake and back at the cottage. I don't know how far it actually is. I'll try and find out. It's a narrow lake though so it wouldn't be more than a km I think.

9. Have a great start to the $10,000, 90 day weight loss challenge ^_^ by losing at least 15 pounds in the first month, more if possible.

I'm trying to lose an insane amount of weight during this challenge, probably an unhealthy amount but it's worth the $10,000 and hopefully with 3 or 4 months being good hopefully afterwards when I slow down my weight loss it'll be that much easier to stick to healthier choices. This is not a long term change, merely an attempt at a jump start into the healthy lifestyle.

  
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AIMEEM77 8/3/2010 1:52PM

    What great goals and I love that you used the word WILL, bot might, not try, but WILL. You can totally do this. 1200-1500 calories isn't a bad range either. That's where i eat and i'm never hungry as long as I eat at scheduled times and eat my snacks. Also remember, eating less calories doesn't necessarily mean less food. It might just mean better foods.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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JAMIELOGICAL 8/3/2010 12:41PM

    Good luck with your challenge! I know you will do great!

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GATORJOY 8/3/2010 11:36AM

    Wishing you great sucess and me too! emoticon Except my goals are different from yours but one is the same - lose weight!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 8/3/2010 10:40AM

    WOW...9 goals for the month. That is a lot to work on!

Wishing you great success this month!
Rhonda

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MINENA1 8/3/2010 10:31AM

    Great goals! You can do it!! emoticon

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July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ok so a few things are going on right now.

Mainly, I have gotten way off track again so this weekend, I'm working on getting back on track. There's a 90 day weight loss challenge at my gym and the prize for losing the most % of body weight is $10,000. 2nd and 3rd get $5,000 and $2,500 respectively. All participants also receive one month free membership for every 5 lbs lost so I figure it's worth a shot. I'm going to try really hard to do very well because I know if I stick with it the whole time I have a real chance of winning. The last winner lost 98 pounds so I know I have to really work hard. It starts on September 7 but they're weighing me on tuesday so I get an extra month. Of course I know I'm not the only one who's going tt get that advantage. They probably do it for everyone just to give people a good start and to make them feel good about it. I bought some training sessions and I will be doing half an hour 2x a week for the duration of the competition, as well the usual martial 2x and dancing 1x. I will also be trying to include the swimming whenever I have the energy and time. I will be cutting back my daily calorie range to 1200 - 1500 calories per day. I will be doing a lot searching the net this weekend, especially on spark, and I will be cleaning out my kitchen. I'm getting rid of all unhealthy food and finding recipes to make ahead of time so I have no excuse not to eat at home and healthy, it will be done already ^_^ I'll make big batches and freeze it in individual servings so I can just mic it and I'm good. Cooking won't be an excuse for me anymore. I've already started making breakfasts that way just this week so I'm off to a good start. I'm going to the dollar store to buy a whole bunch of containers to freeze all my single meals in. I will blog several times a week with an update on how I'm doing with the competition and I ask for everyone's support. I have 10,000 more reasons to do well this time but I know it's going to be hard.

If I win one of the top 3 prizes I'm not sure what I'll do with it all. I'll definitely pay off some bills and use some for more dance lessons, new clothes for sure lol. Maybe an HD tv, maybe not. I'm going to decide on a few things I want to do with the money so I have specific things in mind to motivate me and I will be making a motivational poster or something to put up at home to keep me going strong.

I start tuesday night after my weigh-in and I'm getting impatient for it to start already. I'm going to drink as much water as I can before they weigh me for a temporary gain lol, then at the end I'll try and get my weigh-in to be in the morning so I can have a slight advantage lol. I'm sure others will be doing the same but not everyone will think of it ^_^ My family is going to support me with this as well, and my mom has graciously agreed to pay for my kitchen overhaul lol, with the condition that if I win, I pay her back.

Work is going well, though a bit stressful. They've given me an entire tower to do. As a student, I've only been doing little bits here and there but now I'm going to do a whole guyed tower by myself. Of course, I'll have help, they know I don't really know what I'm doing, but still, it's exciting and stressful at the same time lol.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend, and for those of us in Canada, enjoy the extra day off!!! Except for me lol, I work saturday too!

  
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AIMEEM77 7/31/2010 4:55PM

    I'd really like to see you win this contest and I think you can...you have the tools-you have the desire...now you just have to do the "do"!

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MESSENE 7/31/2010 8:19AM

    emoticonSounds like fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon

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ONLY1TAN 7/30/2010 8:59PM

    With all the extra working out you should watch the cutting calories back. It will work for a little while but then your body could stop losing and actual gain because your body is in need of nutrients.

If you need any help, let me know!

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/30/2010 4:33PM

    Oh wow! Good luck in your competition. I bet that would be a HUGE motivator. I know the prize money in our Reignite challenges has been a big motivator for me and that's under $100! If I had $10,000 on the line, I think I could definitely step it up a few notches!

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DMC10241 7/30/2010 1:53PM

    Sounds like you've got a great plan going. Good luck and keep us posted. I know you can do this!!!! emoticon

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