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First week of Fall 5% Challenge- disappointing

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Well I know I should be so hard on myself but it's an automatic. After a full week of the Fall 5% challenge my weight stayed the same. emoticon I am trying to pin point the reasons why, I mean 2.6 pounds down one week and nothing the next???
I did have over 250 minutes of fitness, maybe it wasn't intense enough. I am hoping to get in more cardio this week, hopefully my work schedule will cooperate.
I did have more carbs in my diet this week than I did the week prior, I will definitely cut those down this week. I also had a very hard time this week eating 6 small clean meals every 2-3 hours. Work made it almost impossible to eat on a schedule so I probably ate more than a serving size when I did find the time.
Since the quarter end will be mostly wrapped up by Tuesday I am looking to get back on track this week with exercise and food.
Here's hoping that week 2 is better! emoticon

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TURTLE_MOM 10/3/2010 1:05PM

    You will see it - sometimes it doesn't come right away. You are doing great - just hang with it! The gains come from us getting frustrated with a stall or plateau or small gain, then we go off track! We're here for you! :)

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AUNTB63 10/3/2010 11:02AM

    I found out the hard way.......increasing fitness minutes means you should increase your calories. However if you aren't eating the allowed amount of calories this could also effect you lack of weight loss..............and sometimes there is no real explanation for not losing weight one week........it will even itself out even if you continue with your fitness, eating the correct amount of calories and drink your water............Best of luck. emoticon

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ADZY86 10/3/2010 11:01AM

    I agree with LADYBUD2...you must be doing something right because at least you didn't gain. Who knows, next week could be a huge one. Keep going girl emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 10/3/2010 10:58AM

    Don't be hard on yourself. At least you didn't gain!!

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Fall 5% Challenge - Eating Clean Woes

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I have been eating clean for about 10 days now, lost 2.6 pounds the first week! The energy levels and much improved digestive symptoms are well worth the effort this diet takes.
For those that aren't familiar with this diet, it takes alot of prep work. You should have all if not most of your meals planned for the day. It requires you to eat every 2-3 hours. Here is where I run into the problem. My job has me so busy that I don't remember to eat every 2 hours, please some days I can't even take 5 minutes to pee!
I pack my "cooler" every day, and have enough food in there to eat every 2-3 hours but honestly some days it just doesn't happen. I wonder if this is hurting what I'm trying to accomplish with eating clean.
I think I may have to set some kind of an alarm to remind me to (who would have ever thought I would have to do that!) emoticon

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HEALTHYKIM101 9/30/2010 11:13PM

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KTBEAR135 9/30/2010 8:49PM

Great job on all the progress you've made so far!

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LOSINGW8FORME 9/30/2010 8:31PM

    I know what you mean about hardly having time to go to the bathroom with a busy day at work! But I think setting an alarm is a great idea. Just try to use it as a "me" moment...just a little break. Sounds like you need those little breaks in your day! Good for you on losing some weight already!

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SIMPLY_SARA79 9/30/2010 7:13PM

    I love it! I try to eat clean as well. Although, I wasn't aware of the diet plan... I just try to avoid processed foods (all natural is my focus--meat, veggies, and fruit).
Best of luck for you!

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TURTLE_MOM 9/30/2010 7:09PM

    Sounds good - I know it's hard to prep though, especially since it's all whole foods and not processed junk!.

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GEMINISUE 9/30/2010 9:37AM

    You do what you need to do to find health,that is what you are after in the end!


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Fall 5% Challenge - calling all butterflies

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So happy I found this team! emoticon emoticon
There have been moments over the last few days when I didn't feel like working out, or that candy bar machine was calling my name. Then this little voice in my head would remind me that I have this team of wonderful people counting on me to try my best. It worked!
I am more committed to both working out and keeping my clean diet CLEAN.
Just wanted to blog a big thank you to all of my teammates. emoticon

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DRB13_1 9/30/2010 12:08AM

    emoticon emoticonmigrating together on new adventures!

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JOANOFSPARK 9/29/2010 4:29PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon We are the emoticon

Butterflies and we soar the skies..... emoticon

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TURTLE_MOM 9/29/2010 4:07PM

    Yes the challenge has really helped me! I could have gone off track this week, comfort food and all that! But I know I have to do well for my team.

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UNSTOPPABLEJEN 9/29/2010 11:04AM

    So happy to be on this team, too, because people like you keep me motivated! Thanks for the blog!

Butterfly power rules!!! emoticon

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THENEWCINDY 9/29/2010 9:11AM

    dont give up!!

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ABRANDNEWME09 9/29/2010 8:38AM

    Congrats on not giving in to that candy machine! keep up the great work!

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BECKA525 9/29/2010 8:29AM

    It does help to have the team to think about when that candy or cookies talking to you. It usually gets me to exercise too. Good luck on the challenge.

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    emoticon BACK!
Sometimes, just knowing there is Someone Out There, Doing,Feeling, Thinking, The Same as YOU, Helps keep You On Track!!!

GO emoticon emoticon

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GEMINISUE 9/29/2010 7:27AM

    So happy we are here, to keep you clean, and so happy you are here, to keep on on the ball. Fly Beautiful Butterfly, reach those planets!

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Fall 5% Challenge going well until....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I got home from work and had no plan for dinner! AH!! emoticon This is where I run into trouble with sticking with my diet. If I don't have a plan everything in sight goes in the mouth. I am trying to think of what is quick easy and still following the Eat Clean diet.
I started out the day with a 30 minute jog followed by 30 minutes of weight training. It's been a while since I lifted weights so my arms are pretty sore right now.
Eating was perfect all day until now but I am determined not to run to McDonald's for dinner. I will find something in this house to eat........hmm but what? emoticon
Anyone have dinner suggestions?

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TURTLE_MOM 9/29/2010 4:13PM

    Sorry - this was late but I would say eggs are always a good choice. Even a low-fat cereal is good, or some lunchmeat wrapped with veggies inside.

When I am really together I do things like grill up a bunch of chicken for the whole week, or make some taco meat. The taco meat is great - low fat beef (or ground turkey) with beans and I make tacos, salads, or just eat it with brown rice.

Hope you found a good meal! I almost did McD's for lunch, but just got something for my 4 year old and came home to a healthy lunch!

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SKIRNIR 9/29/2010 12:00AM

    We did french bread sandwiches from some left over roast beef from Sunday. :) (The bread wasn't as good this time though, as I tried some Sara Lee "French" bread rolls. They really aren't French bread in my opinion, hence the quotes.)

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JOANOFSPARK 9/28/2010 7:03PM

    *grin* great idea about the omelet, with veggies. Always good and always filling. Sounds like a winner to me. :0

You did great today and I know you will choose the right dinner for you, quick and easy but filling.


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GEMINISUE 9/28/2010 6:44PM

    KISS- Keep It Simple Silly my rule when feeling rushed! maybe meat, veggies, added to tomato sauce, or beef broth, kind of cool , today.

or egg omelet, made with whites and veggies and spices & herbs. Fruit Later!

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Fall 5% Challenge pushes me to spin class

Monday, September 27, 2010

I must admit after a loooong day at work that started with an 8am meeting another meeting scheduled during lunch hour and countless deadlines I was ready to call it a day @5:30. emoticon
But, then I remembered my team mates are counting on me to get some kind of workout in, and my body needs me to workout. So off to spin class I went. emoticon Let me tell you I am so happy I did! What a fantastic workout and I feel soooo much better than I did before.
Work has me so run down lately with stress, I have to remember this feeling right now and know that pushing myself to do some kind of workout everyday will reduce the stress and have me feeling soo much better in no time.
Day 3 of the fall challenge complete! emoticon

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AUNTB63 9/28/2010 7:56AM

    emoticon stress reliever 101: some time of exercise........preferably intense even after a trying day. Good for you in making the correct decision. emoticon (I know this couldn't be you, but it put a smile on my face) maybe it will do the same for you.

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LINDAKAY228 9/28/2010 7:26AM

    Awesome job! Sometimes I feel that I'm too tired and stressed to do any exercise but when I get out and push myself through it I feel like you did!

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DRB13_1 9/28/2010 1:59AM

    emoticon I can see you now - spinning and smiling!

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ANDREA0301 9/27/2010 10:50PM

    You did emoticon!

Keep up the emoticon work!

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GEMINISUE 9/27/2010 9:31PM

    Sounds like you are doing great, keep it up, good planning = weight lost and better health.

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TURTLE_MOM 9/27/2010 8:58PM

    I think that is amazing! I have busy days too, but being a Stay at Home Mom I have a little more flexibility about when I get to do my workout. I don't know if I could do it at the end of a super busy day working. So good for you!!!!

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JUGE300000 9/27/2010 8:11PM

    Good for you!!!


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