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Day 11-Audience as Accountability Partner

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 11 VLog - depends on the viewer whether the mouth is synced up or not. VLC plays correctly. The first viewer we were using didn't. Lighting is better but I am looking into the sun so I'm squinting a bit.

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WONDEROONA 8/11/2011 8:30PM

    I just got my job and it's the first I've had in 9 years. I am a little nervous, too. But, it will get easier, can't get any harder.
Keep up the good work.
I saw that you needed there anything I can do?

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Day One - Audience as Accountability Partner

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Hi, Today is day three of using the audience as an accountability partner. Roughly every 10 days I will be doing another vlog and hope to see great results. Further vlogs should be in better quality as I'm switching from using my webcam, to using either our digital camera or my ipod.

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ISTRALOUISE 8/6/2011 6:44PM

    Data Entry/Telephone most likely.. or a library or school setting

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MRS420 8/6/2011 6:07PM

    Way to go n your 5 lb loss!

What kind of job are you thinking of doing?

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ISTRALOUISE 8/6/2011 10:32AM

    Sorry Folks, I'm not sure why this isn't working right now. I will get help from the customer service help

[EDIT: and now the video is up but isn't playing the entire 3 minutes]

[EDIT2: Yay!! Its working now] emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/6/2011 12:20:55 PM

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90 Day Fitness Challenge ch.1 Q& Personal A's

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

ch.1 Questions with my answers

1. If I were at a healthy weight, what would that look like?
That would look like me being able to tie my shoes without being out of breath. Being able to rest in child pose without worrying about not being able to breathe. It would look like me being able to walk for more than a mile without being fatigued.

2. What would it feel like to buy clothes in a size 8? (size determined by me)
It would feel so awesome! Size twelve would feel like I made significant change. Size 10 would feel like I had become more healthy, but size 8 would be magnificent. It would make me feel like I'd arrived and it would be a huge relief. Time-wise and financially it would give me such a boost to be a more common size that I might be able to find things in the thrift stores etc.

3. What if I didn't have to dread getting dressed in the morning?
For me a better question would be, what if all my clothes were a full wardrobe and fit in my dresser drawers. A good step in getting dressed in the morning would be to be able to draw from organized drawers. 3 and 4X's are so BIG, especially sweaters and sweatshirts

5. What would I do differently if money was not an option?
I would eat better. Get a car. Join a gym. Get a treadmill. Buy a fitbit and Bodybugg.

6. What charities or churches would I give more to if I had more finances?
I would give to the Logical Weight Loss Podcast and also donate to the vent that my gaming team on Runescape uses.

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MRS420 8/3/2011 8:42AM

    I like your answers and can relate in many ways. Thanks for sharing.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

I'm going to use this thread to keep track of all the rewards I get for myself when I lose weight!

Starting weight (242.8) July 2011

05# lost (237.8# or under Total Weight) August 2, 2011
downloaded YouCam 5 trial version so I can do video blogs
(will need to budget money into October budget so I can buy full version)
started a disc only subscription to Netflix for workout videos
[EDIT: uninstalled YouCam and bought a card for camera to allow taking video]

10# lost (232.8# or under Total Weight)
bought The 90 day Fitness Challenge book from Amazon

15# lost (227.8# or under Total Weight)
20# lost (222.8# or under Total Weight)
25# lost (217.8# or under Total Weight)
30# lost (212.8# or under Total Weight)
35# lost (207.8# or under Total Weight)
40# lost (202.8# or under Total Weight)
45# lost (197.8# or under Total Weight)
===50# lost (192.8# or under Total Weight)
Buy and use Switch2Health Replay
55# lost (187.8# or under Total Weight)
60# lost (182.8# or under Total Weight)
65# lost (177.8# or under Total Weight)
70# lost (172.8# or under Total Weight)
75# lost (167.8# or under Total Weight)
80# lost (162.8# or under Total Weight)
85# lost (157.8# or under Total Weight)
90# lost (152.8# or under Total Weight)
95# lost (147.8# or under Total Weight)
===100# lost (142.8# or under Total Weight)===
!!!Buy new exercise clothes and shaping garments!!!

105#lost (142.8# or under Total Weight)
110#lost (137.8# or under Total Weight)
====115#lost (132.8# or under Total Weight)
Buy and use Fitbit
120#lost (127.8# or under Total Weight)
125#lost (122.8# or under Total Weight)
130#lost (117.8# or under Total Weight)
135#lost (112.8# or under Total Weight)
=====137.8#lost (110-106# Total Weight)
Buy Bodybugg for myself
=====1 year maintenance buy gym membership

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MARLADIA 5/2/2010 7:18PM


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ISTRALOUISE 5/2/2010 4:42PM

    I don't know yet what the other ones will be. I think I will let myself determine them as they come up. I'm famous for planning a reward and then not being able to carry it out either through lack of funds, time, or energy. So far I've just lost 10 pounds, so it will be 5 pounds later when I determine what the next one will be.

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AL_ROX 5/2/2010 12:37PM

    Hey...what are your other rewards going to be????
Congrats on getting your 1st one!

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Hundred List Check-in 20APR2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This is a work in progress. To see what I managed to complete today you may want to come back tomorrow. Also it would probably work best to have both the 100 things I can do for myself list open and this blog entry open at the same time, so you'll probably want two tabs or windows to do that.

1. used Nutrition Tracker
2. still sick
3. still sick
4. still sick
5. not today
6.Missed appointment today because I couldn't sleep last night.
7. not today
8. not today
9. only this entry.
10.Ongoing today as I check out friends' pages
11.Chatted in MEC
12.not today
13.Take a shower spending
15.not today
16.Gave away a blown glass nightlight I wasn't using
17.Threw away a favorite cup that had become chipped
18.not today
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22.Threw out expired items in fridge
23.Played with Mickey
24.Kissed and hug my significant other
25.not today
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34.watched some television
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40.too fatigued to do that
41.only if this counts
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50.Wash my face
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57.Forgive me for swearing but I'm up at 5:30 without having slept and can only think "damn straight! how about an 8 hour nap?!!" Maybe half an hour wouldn't be so bad. Maybe I could let myself sleep that long. I wonder if the buzz and sense of urgency would die down if I told myself it was only for half an hour. (It worked and I finally got some sleep)
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70.4 times for 8 cups
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82.not today cream all gone :'(
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86.still have plenty of all three
87.too early... I was awake through 6:30
88.went to bed early
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RSKMOM 4/20/2010 9:26AM

  you go!

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MARILYN1969 4/20/2010 8:42AM

    I see you have a Goodreads, so do I. emoticon

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