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Fall 5% Challenge--Week 1 completed

Saturday, October 01, 2011

I'm enjoying the comraderie of the A Team as we post our daily activities, emphasizing exercise minutes and drinking water. There's no pressure, except we do want to accomplish our goals.

I'm not impressed with my week 1 accomplishments. Oh I have great excuses for not sticking to my plan, but I'm just not going to whine and am jumping back into the game with both feet today.

Going out now to do my 3 miles. Oh, let me chug-a-lug a coupla cups of water first.

On to Marrakesh! (It's a friendly competition we have going.)

Oh, that's right. Now it's on to the Galapagos Islands!

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    You go, girl! Even though I'm on a different team:) New week is here. We can do this.

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BLUESKY104 10/1/2011 9:41PM

    Good job -- Keep on chugging emoticon

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MAYTE1975 10/1/2011 5:23PM

    Congrats , each small step counts emoticon

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BBONET 10/1/2011 12:31PM

    Great job on completing week one!! emoticon Don't worry that you did not accomplish all you wanted but at least you are on the right track and have a goal!! Good luck in week 2!! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 10/1/2011 8:31AM

    And now, off we go to the Galapagos Islands! WOOHOO!
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Day 1 of the Fall 5% Challenge

Saturday, September 24, 2011

emoticon I'm excited to get started. I've weighed in, measured and now it begins. I ran 2.5 miles and walked 1 mile in the rain this morning. I know what to do, but you never know if it will actually yield the desired results, so I'm a little scared too, I must admit.

Oh well, what's the worse that can happen if I exercise 60 minutes daily and track my meals closely to stay within my ranges and I don't lose a lb.--at least I'll be the healthiest at this weight that I've ever been, right?

But I'm not that pessimistic; I'm sure I'll lose some weight--it's just that the last 10 are the hardest, and that's my goal. OK, Buck up, Jonnie.

Henry Ford said: If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

I think I can, I think I can...chug, chug....

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    Great attitude. Persistence always wins. Sometimes our bodies take awhile to catch up, but if we keep doing the things we know we should be doing, the weight and inches cooperate.

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BRAVERUDE 9/27/2011 12:08AM

    60 minutes each day is also my plan (though sometimes I feel like I'm letting myself off too easy!!). If you start running from your house, and I start walking fast from mine we could meet somewhere in the middle and own this challenge!!

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BBONET 9/25/2011 4:50PM

    You are going to do great! I will cheer you on, since I was never able to sign up, and you will see how great you do!! Besides like you said "at least you will be healthy" I am cheering for you!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 9/25/2011 1:19PM

    You're gonna do great!! Go A Team!

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CHELEMIA 9/24/2011 2:53PM

    Fantastic!! You are so dedicated and motivated! YOu are an inspiration. Even if the number don't go down, the inches have to!!!!

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JOSIECL 9/24/2011 2:39PM

    emoticon emoticon We CAN do this!!!!

Great quote too!

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ELLENT124 9/24/2011 12:47PM

    Yep--great quote and so true! Best of luck!

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TATTED4X4 9/24/2011 10:57AM

    I feel positive myself. We can sooo do this. Here's to creating a habit emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 9/24/2011 10:48AM

    emoticon the A team is off the ground! You are going to be a emoticon for the team. Enjoy your emoticon today! emoticon

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Positive update

Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm happy to report faithfully following my challenges--I am participating in several that seem to support each other, more or less. The good thing is they keep me planning and tracking what is going into my mouth and how much I am moving my body.

Now that I've "graduated" from my walk/jog training and am running a slow 2 miles in 30 minutes (and walking 2 more miles afterward), the weight is slowly but definitely coming off along with the inches.

My weigh in today showed another pound + 2 more inches lost. And I'm not hungry and I feel great!

I'm ecstatic!

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    Way to go! That is awesome. Exercising makes such a big difference. I find I automatically make healthier eating choices when I am exercising regularly.

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BBONET 9/19/2011 7:45PM

    Way to go Jazz!! Iam so happy for you and your successess!! See little by little things do happen! Stay the course and great job on the walking! I have not been able to walk as much due to so much going on, however know that I am cheering you on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHELEMIA 9/17/2011 2:18AM

    That is sooooo Awesome!!

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MARTHA503 9/16/2011 11:42PM

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COLUMBINE2 9/16/2011 8:52PM

    Hooooooooooray! That is wonderful successful and you deserve to feel proud & thinner!

Plus you're a Runner! (proper noun, don't ya know!!!!!)

Congrats & keep up the good work! At this rate those "hot" white slacks may get to be too baggy on you! Won't that be a bittersweet day!

Keep up the great work w/ your challenges!

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MARZIPAN22 9/16/2011 8:19PM

    What could be better? Yay for you ! emoticon

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KKINDE 9/16/2011 6:41PM

    Awesome! emoticon

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4 week Spring into Fitness Challenge completed!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Today after I did my SP video with Nicole and cycled 30 minutes, I officially completed my Spring into Fitness Challenge which lasted a month. I highly recommend joining challenges; they keep you on track for your goals as support for the meals & fitness trackers in SP.

Since joining SP 41/2 weeks ago, I've lost 4 lbs + 4 inches, and gained hundreds of friends.

Now I'm gearing up for the 2011 Fall 5% challenge. I'm a slow loser so I'm counting on this challenge to keep me working hard and looking forward!

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    I think this is so awesome and I love your I can do it attitude!

Proud of you all the way! Congrats my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALASKASKY 9/9/2011 5:34AM

    emoticon on the weight loss. Keep up the good work.

I'm working on the SparkPeople 8-week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge, I don't have diabetes but the challenge is a great one for me. It's easy to follow.

Have a great weekend.

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CHELEMIA 9/8/2011 9:08PM

    You're Awesome I am soooo impressed. I am loosing quickly but I have over 100lbs to loose and never exercised or ate healthy in YEARS. Any improvement on Fast food is great!! The last 10 are the holy grail. Uplifting but hard as he!!

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A 1/2 victory anyway

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

We had the "Welcome back, Students" fair going on at my school all day, where we're manning tables showing them where their classes are located and various businesses and restaurants are there giving us all free food. I'm as bad as the students; I can't pass up free pizza and buffalo wings and ice cream. And I didn't pass it up, BUT I limited myself to one slice of pizza and 3 wings, and .10 cup of ice cream (wasn't my idea, that was how little the cups were). The pizza cost me almost 500 calories--can't say it was worth it, but the wings, YUM!

When my shift was over, I headed for the gym--did 35 minutes on the elliptical and 30 min. lifting weights. Surely I worked off some of the calories--a 1/2 victory.

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CHELEMIA 9/6/2011 9:08PM

    Awesome! There you go. Eating healthy isn't about not eating. It is moderation!! When I eat pizza I order with no cheese(can't stand the oil puddle in the middle!!) If you order chicken and veggie pizza with no cheese it is 150 calories!! Google Domino's calorie tracker and find your own healthy creation.
Buffalo wings at a pizza place is baked not fried and so is healthier!!!
Please DO NOT ask me how I know this!!!:) Hint MMMMMMM!!!
Pizza huts wing day Wednesdays can be a healthy part of your salad!!!

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