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Sit/Stand Test & Challenging Myself

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I was reading my friend WOLFKITTY's blog today and she had a link to the Sit/Stand Test, and she wrote - I do like that there is a good demonstration of something you can use as a non-scale benchmark of fitness and progress.

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For a few years now I find it difficult to get out of the side of the swimming pool and stand up. After I haul myself out, I am on my butt and use my hands to push up from there. I assumed it was because of weak upper body strength, but now I am not so sure. I broke my pelvis a long time ago, I am not very flexible on my right side and have to be careful in yoga so I don't injure it. At this point I am not sure if I can do the Sit/Stand Test, but I will try hard and in time I hope to master it if physically possible.

I had a busy day, going to the park to watch a soccer game, then went to church. I heard fresh salmon was being sold from the fishing boats at the docks, so went there and bought some, then to a realtor's open house. Came home and did some food prep, my friend stopped by to get me to walk with her. So lots of walking. Now I am going to do some gardening and make dinner. I waiting to hear if my friend Sandy is coming over. Later I will get in some extra steps and work on the Sit/Stand Test.

I am not sure what my schedule is tomorrow, but I hope to get to the YMCA for Zumba, yoga and a swim.

  
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LJCANNON 9/22/2014 12:40AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing this. I might give it a shot, but right now my knees are pretty Unhappy with me anyway - but it is always good to keep an eye out for Tests that will keep us Moving and Improving or Maintaining our flexibility.

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SISSYFEB48 9/22/2014 12:28AM

    Cannot do that with my metal knee and the other one bone on bone. I know the community is planning on me living more than 6 years since I am now 66. emoticon

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BECOMEFEARLESS 9/21/2014 11:51PM

    I totally understand the situation with getting out of the side of the pool. I avoid it so I'm not flopping onto the deck. lol Good luck this week.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/21/2014 10:29PM

    You sure have had a busy day!!!! I think I will work on this test.

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SHARON10002 9/21/2014 10:18PM

    I agree with MorticaAdams. I don't put a lot of credence in this test, other than it's a good test for balance. but I for one, could not attempt this test. I have never been able to sit cross-legged because of a physical limitation issue I was born with, and now that I have an artificial hip - there's absolutely no way. There are no "progressions" or alternate testing for those that have physical limitations, and as a former Aquatic Aerobics and Rehab Instructor, that is one BIG clue right there.

So those of you that have physical limitations of joints, etc, beware, and don't attempt this. There are many other ways to test and improve your balance without the possibility of doing more damage. Yoga, Pilates, and water aerobics are a few of those. Another one is to buy the balance board that is shown in the Fitness Goodies. They are less than $20, and will help to strengthen your whole core, and improve your balance naturally. If you need to hold on to start that's OK. Start wherever you and and go from there.
Stay safe . . .

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LUCYCAN7 9/21/2014 10:10PM

  Interesting?Thanks for sharing.Have my doubts about this test? emoticon

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CATTUTT 9/21/2014 9:55PM

    I could probably sit, but there's no chance I could stand. I think I'm going to use that as something to work towards though.

Great job on all the walking today!

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EMMACORY 9/21/2014 9:29PM

    I looked at that test and I will give it a try but I know w/o taking it that I will need to use my hands to get up. It is true that the older we get the more attention we should pay to our balance, etc. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/21/2014 9:23PM

    I used to love to go to the docks in Florida and see the fresh fish being unloaded when the fishing boats came in. Loved it.

Be careful that you don't injure your back. While the T.V. news groups embraced this test I don't see a lot of other doctors getting on board for it.

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FUNZ81 9/21/2014 9:08PM

    I tried the SRT. How many points off for losing my balance and ending up on my back. emoticon ? That was just in sitting down. No way could I begin to stand without help. Looks like I have some hard work ahead of me. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 9/21/2014 8:37PM

    Wow! busy day! I spent a good portion of my day driving home.

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BHENDRICK2 9/21/2014 8:07PM

    i can't do either disabled emoticon

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/21/2014 7:55PM

  Sounds like a satisfying active day. Thanks for sharing.

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ROXYZMOM 9/21/2014 7:49PM

    Thanks for sharing. That is very interesting. I am going to try it after my fever breaks!!

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JAMBABY0 9/21/2014 7:44PM

    good for you thanks for sharing

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Fall 5% Challenge Day 1 - Know My Numbers

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Good morning. My Day 1 5% weigh in this morning... ugh! I admit we did go out for pizza and wine last night - our way of kicking off the challenge today. I am sure some of my weight must be water weight, but then maybe not. I haven't been the best little Sparker lately. But that's the great thing about the 5% Challenge, once the start date is announced I do start making attitude adjustments and preparing for day one.

There is no junk food in the house, except for the Lindor chocolates hibernating in the freezer. There will be no crackers in the house for the 56 days of the challenge, seems too easy to snack on crackers and cheese. Also bread will be reduced and the toaster will not be used. When the toaster is out, no one is losing weight here.

This morning I have already done one hour at my treadmill desk, that's 6,000 steps. Thank you Mo for giving me the kick in the butt yesterday. I am keeping my laptop here for the duration of the challenge. This afternoon I am walking at Cultus Lake when we go for an Appreciation Day at camp.

I posted my before picture today and will take my measurements.

We joined the YMCA this week and went two consecutive days. I love the Plus Membership which is a separate and private locker room, etc. It has the extra amenities like towel service, toiletries, private steam room & whirlpool and lounge with big-screen TV and computer. After zumba yesterday I relaxed and read the paper (supplied). I will go to the gym often and getting my money's worth out of the membership!

Changing Behaviors require physical changes to my environment. Sometimes when I can't sleep I prowl the kitchen. Last night I was restless, but stayed in bed listening to my audio book, because I knew my laptop was moved to the treadmill desk. I couldn't go get cozy in my chair with my nice warm laptop, surf, watch TV and snack.

Triggers Foods/Situations - Meals with family or friends, my kitchen

I am a piggy at parties - snacks, appies, desserts. This is my worst! Foods I don't usually eat and I am woofing it down - crackers, cheese, pepper jelly, etc. Also if it's a dinner party it's served later. Strategy - I will eat a healthy VERY filling 300 calorie meal before I go to the friends. Then I will KNOW I am not hungry and I will feel full. I will also remember that if I start nibbling, I will not stop.

I will limit alcoholic beverages to limit calories and stay focused on what I am eating.

Dinner at home will at 5:30.

Restaurants - peruse the menus on line before leaving home. We are going out with friends tonight, so good start.

MAJOR FOCUS - get to onederland!!!

By the end of the challenge I will be -

In onederland and stay here!
10 pounds lighter
Slimmer
More fit
Feel like an athlete again
Healthier
Doing athletic things with friends
Clothes will fit better
Get new clothes a size smaller for fall/winter
Feel great
Day 56 of my 10,000 step streak going strong - classified as an ‘active lifestyle’
More energetic
Motivate family members
Have more healthy habits
Donate all my too big clothes

My Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) is 1,850 calories. To lose weight I need to exercise (burn calories) and diet (restrict calories).

Current Weight: 209.8 pounds
Target Weight: 199.3.5 pounds
By When: November 15, 2014

10.5 pounds/8 weeks = 1.3 pounds weight loss a week
1.3 pounds X 3,500 calories in pound = 4,432 weekly calorie deficit
4,432 weekly calorie deficit/7 days = 625 daily calorie deficit

Daily Calorie Goal 1,450 - 1,800
Burned This Weekly Goal 3,440 (Exercise)

So with 60 minutes daily exercise (from fitness plan), and eating between 1,450 - 1,800 calories a day, I will lose 10.5 pounds in 8 weeks.

Body Mass Index Obese from start 35.0 to Target for Challenge 33.5 - Need to get below 179 pounds to be 'Over weight 29.9'

Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment - 10,000 Daily Steps

Fall 5% Challenge Diet Commitment - eating in my Spark calorie range alternating between low carb and high fiber diet.

Streaks - Day One!

Nutrition Tracking Day
10,000 Steps Day
No Nibbling @ Social Event

My December 31, 2014 I want to weigh less than my husband!

Best wishes to all Sparkers for a happy and healthy fall!

  
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BLUEJEAN99 9/22/2014 12:04AM

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CBRINKLEY401 9/21/2014 11:38PM

    Sounds like you have a plan for success. Congratulations on having your blog be one of the ones featured in the "best of spark people" email today.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/21/2014 10:07PM

    Great blog!!!!!!! I love your plan. I will be around in case you need another kick in the butt emoticon

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JSEATTLE 9/21/2014 9:30PM

  Your blog today game me some terrific ideas for my own challenge. Thank you for the added inspiration!

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CICELY360 9/21/2014 8:27PM

  good blog

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NOLAHORSERIDER 9/21/2014 7:21PM

    Great Goals... Great Blog too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 9/21/2014 7:07PM

    You've got the numbers down, for sure! ONEDERLAND is a super and motivating goal!!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/21/2014 6:37PM

  great ideas. I didn't know you could get that many steps on one of those things, great. I've never seen one. Cool you can have it at work or home.

Wonderful plan. Go for it! emoticon emoticon

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DIANNEMT 9/21/2014 6:16PM

    You certainly have a plan!! Go for it!! We all support YOU and thank you for all you do for US!

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NONNAOF2 9/21/2014 3:15PM

  You have a great goal and plan to do it in place. You seem very determined and will reach Onederland soon! Go girl!! :-)

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PATRICIAANN46 9/21/2014 3:14PM

  GREAT GOALS!!!!! I wish you the very emoticon

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SIMONEKP 9/21/2014 2:33PM

    Good luck

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TANYA602 9/21/2014 10:46AM

    I love the number crunching and goals that you've set for yourself! Here's to success, to onderland, and a strong start to the 5% challenge!

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WHYTEBROWN 9/21/2014 10:43AM

    emoticon emoticon plans!! emoticon

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LCRUMLEY81 9/21/2014 10:42AM

  Great Job

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CERIUSLY 9/21/2014 9:38AM

    Great blog Lynn! Very inspiring. I love the way you have calculated and I am doing my numbers this morning. emoticon Usually I have a plan to plan a plan. With this challenge I actually have a plan.

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SARAHMANI 9/21/2014 8:51AM

  Great plan! Great SMART goals! I commend you fot all this prep work. I guess bring lighter than a husband is a common goal for most women! LOL I had the same goal which wasn't easy because my husband is very own and can eat whatever he wants without ever gaining a pound but I did it! I am still far from my target weight after a 10 lbs slip up for a few months (oups) but I have been getting back on the horse for the last 10 days and I feel better than I have in the last 4 months of slip up. Your blog reminded me of the importance of numbers and SMART long and short term goals as well as planning and celebrating NSVs. It is Sunday, start if a new week, perfect day to hi back to the drawing board and adjust my goals! Thanks for the inspiration!

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MARYBETH4884 9/21/2014 8:37AM

    Weighing less than my husband was a silent goal of mine. At my top weight I was about 100 lbs more. Because my cooking methods and choices of foods had changed as I lost, so did he without even trying. As I got closer to his weight it became a humorous competition to be the first to the scales in the morning!! I hit Onederland, out paced him and am happily a good 40 less than him!! Of course he is at a healthy weight now. Enjoy your challenge, you have well thought out goals and you know your limitations and challenges!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJSHIP46 9/21/2014 8:36AM

    Best of luck... sounds like you're ready... emoticon

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PINKPANTHERS 9/21/2014 8:25AM

    This is very inspiring! You are so prepared, and ready to succeed! So glad the challenge is now under way - it's going to be a great one!

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SHERYLP461 9/21/2014 8:15AM

    Your plan sounds great, you can do it!

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CURLYANNIE65 9/21/2014 7:37AM

    Rooting for you. emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 9/21/2014 7:35AM

  Great plan!

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PENOWOK 9/21/2014 7:19AM

    You do have the numbers sown and a very well planned PLAN! You are sure ready!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/21/2014 6:46AM

    I love your attention to numbers. I have a data driven mind too.
Go for it!

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BESSHAILE 9/21/2014 6:35AM

    I love your list.

Now you go love your g ym membership. I emoticon mine ... and it doesn't sound half as swanky as yours.

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KAYELENE 9/21/2014 3:41AM

    emoticon great goals, it sounds like you've got a great plan to succeed in losing your 5% emoticon

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HAKAPES 9/21/2014 12:57AM

    Great start!
Inspires me to make an inventory, too!
And what is the most important thing you want to focus on during this challenge?

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ROXYZMOM 9/20/2014 11:08PM

    emoticon you have a plan!

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 9/20/2014 10:44PM

    Lynn, the numbers are all right here. You did your homework, now add your work-outs and make it happen. I know Alan is going to support you. I also know, that once you put your mind to it, things are starting to happen. Good Luck!
I started my day with a nice long walk with SUSANELAINE. We met for the first time, and 'attacked' the hills in my neighborhood. A great start.

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DBEAU57 9/20/2014 10:40PM

    Inspiring goals! I'm now going to go figure out my own numbers and set these goals for myself! Thanks!

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/20/2014 10:20PM

    Well said! I too anxiously await and strive to attain Onederland and plana to be there within four weeks of the end of this challenge. Being that I've had a couple weeks of heavy asian (salty) foods, who knows . . . perhaps it will be earlier if I behave. It's all good as long as it's p-r-o-g-r-e-s-s! We can do this! Hug, hug! -- Evelyn

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LUVS2BIKE101 9/20/2014 9:35PM

    Let's help each other reach our goals for better health!
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MARYANNSQUEST 9/20/2014 8:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Together! Lynn I went on line and looked at Olive Garden yesterday to plan my meal at the dinner DH and I had. The menu on line said Salmon,but they had fresh trout instead of Salmon that night. It does save lots of time planning when you go out to eat!
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    Great goals!!!

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    you are soooo ready! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BECOMEFEARLESS 9/20/2014 5:17PM

    Desk treadmill? I want to see a picture of that. Good luck with this challenge. emoticon

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My Story in Emoticons & Joined the YMCA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Just for fun I did my Fall 5% Challenge story in emoticons - what I did over the summer; my Fall 5% diet & exercise plan to lose 10 pounds 8 weeks.

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Hubby and I took a tour of the YMCA and joined today. I need some extra motivation so we got the Plus Membership which is a separate and private locker room, etc. described as - Looking for a little bit extra to make including fitness in your busy day a bit easier? Our Plus Membership offers extra amenities like towel service, toiletries, private steam room & whirlpool and lounge with big-screen TV and computer. There is an ironing board, clothes steamer, aroma therapy sachets for the steam room, rest area, private showers and changing rooms. Yes men's and women's are separate and it feels like a spa retreat.

When we were leaving I ran into my friend Monica and she goes to the daily yogas classes, so that an extra incentive to go often. Hubby is thinking of walking the 7.5 km to the Y and I will drive and meet him there. He walks that far daily already.

I am a CPA so I work to deadline, but don't like to leave things to the last minute so I am glad we joined today; needed to get that done before the Challenge starts on Saturday. I am working on the mindset that my diet and exercise are my top priority for the next 8 weeks.

  
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ZELLAZM 9/20/2014 7:07AM

    Let's do this! I want this to be my - and all of our - best challenge ever!



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SISSYFEB48 9/19/2014 11:42PM

    Wow...good for you. Sounds really smart to take advantage of the Y. We do not have one here in Duncan, but I try to get to our Aquatic Centre once a week. Would like to go twice a week, but just not possible at this time. However, several of us are going to the free sportsplex with a soft walking track 3 times a week for about 30 minutes. And that is a big improvement for us. Good Luck to Us! emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 9/19/2014 3:27PM

    emoticon on your YMCA membership emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Your health journey in emoticons is cool.

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BECOMEFEARLESS 9/19/2014 3:06PM

    The emotion story of your summer made me giggle. Good luck with this 5% challenge and hope you enjoy your new gym.

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SLIMLEAF 9/19/2014 12:22PM

    I liked your emoticon blog!

But what's a CPA?

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NHES220 9/19/2014 11:55AM

    The Y sounds great. I go to the gym a couple of times a week for strength training and classes and to work with my trainer. The other days I hit the road for my runs. Great that you joined together!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 9/19/2014 11:54AM

    Cute blog! it was smart of you yo join the Y before the challenge starts. I tried to,restart my workout routine this week. Only got in 3 days. Best wishes for a successful challenge

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/19/2014 10:37AM

    Loved your emoticon story!

emoticon at joining the Y

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BA5454 9/19/2014 7:56AM

    Great job! And your Y sounds utterly fantastic--I recently joined my local one and love it! Good luck with the challenge ;-).

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SWEDE_SU 9/19/2014 4:27AM

    sounds like a great y with super amenities! good motivation to get there and do what needs to be done!

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LESLIELENORE 9/19/2014 2:14AM

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/18/2014 11:30PM

    Yes, you are a top priority! WooHoo!

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CAROL_31649731 9/18/2014 10:45PM

    Wow, that is extra motivation indeed! How wonderful . . . go for it, all the way! Very happy for you! Use all that incentive to your advantage & have fun doing it, too!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/18/2014 10:31PM

    Your Y sounds awesome!!!!! I know you will succeed in the Fall Challenge!!!

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SUEARNOLD1 9/18/2014 10:05PM

    Wow!

I loved this is too cute.

You have an awesome Y. You're going to enjoy this!

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LILYDOG11 9/18/2014 9:24PM

    Great start !!

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LUCYCAN7 9/18/2014 9:17PM

  WOW! That sounds awesome,may have to check ours out.Thanks for sharing.
Sure you and Hubby will enjoy! emoticon

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JANISMKW 9/18/2014 9:14PM

    I've belonged to the Y for a few years. Mine doesn't have those perks, but does have lots of stuff and I've tried many classes... tai chi, yoga, NIA, TRX, Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Water Aerobics, Deep water workout, even took swimming lessons. Also do strength training, cardio machines, swim and deep water jogging on my own. I keep doing Tai Chi classes.

Summers they have had free memberships for teens so I signed my son up and we went to the outdoor pool.

Enjoy your Y!

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TRAVELGRRL 9/18/2014 8:55PM

    You are on a roll! Joining the Y is a great step forward -- good job!

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PINKPANTHERS 9/18/2014 8:55PM

    Sounds awesome! You are all set up for a emoticon challenge! Loved the story in emoticons, too fun!

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SHERRY99992 9/18/2014 8:50PM

    Wow our Y does not offer those amenities. Nice!!!!!

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KRISTA987 9/18/2014 8:42PM

    wow that YMCA sounds awesome! I might have to check out the one near me!

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TERI-RIFIC 9/18/2014 8:17PM

    What a nice Y. Lucky you.

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ROXYZMOM 9/18/2014 7:58PM

    Great job with the pictures! I followed right a long. I have been thinking about joining our local Y so I can swim. Our Y doesn't look anything like yours does!!
Enjoy!!

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/18/2014 7:39PM

    Sounds like a great YMCA. Hope you enjoy it. emoticon

PS - I am a retired CPA/CFO.

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ROCKPORT9 9/18/2014 7:02PM

    Enjoy your exercise and spa!

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WIZKEY 9/18/2014 6:55PM

    The Y sounds amazing!! What a great incentive to work out!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/18/2014 6:46PM

    Wow!! I had no idea the YMCA offered such things. I'm fairly sure ours doesn't.

Loved the emoticon story. LOL.

I had to take my spakpage off line for a while so if you ever need to reach me you will have to send a sparkmail.

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MARYANNSQUEST 9/18/2014 6:45PM

    emoticon Wow! Your Y sounds so emoticon Lynn! Need to go check out ours here. I feel my mind is set for the Challenge when it starts Saturday!
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ILOVEREDPOPPIES 9/18/2014 6:15PM

    I'm jealous! Our Y doesn't have all those goodies! Enjoy!

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ADRIENALINE 9/18/2014 6:05PM

    Sounds great. You really got motivation now.

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MAINEALI 9/18/2014 5:57PM

    Your Y sounds awesome! I don't know if mine offers that plus package. emoticon

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Act, feel, and think size 10!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Yes that is me when I was a size 8 or 10

What would I do at size 10?

Walk 10,000 steps
Water Aerobics
Be more active with friends
Eat 1,500 calories a day

emoticon My inspiring Spark Friend, great idea to think size 10!

  
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SISSYFEB48 9/20/2014 6:28PM

    emoticon Good way to start this challenge! emoticon

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GRACEOMALLEY 9/18/2014 1:29PM

    LOVE IT!
I suspect many of us have a "me at size 10" on our bucket list or in our memories, but the concept of getting yourself to adopt the mode of "I am size 10" is positively BRILLIANT!

You know that saying: "Say it and it shall be so?" I think this is another way toward that ending! GREAT BLOG!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/18/2014 12:44PM

    You can do it!

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KIWIANN 9/18/2014 10:23AM

    emoticon that's a great way of thinking!! emoticon

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HEALTHYBARB1 9/17/2014 10:33PM

    Your post made me smile...Getting healthy one day at a time with you!
Smiles Barb

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KAYLEESMEME 9/17/2014 7:44PM

    I'm with you, I am thinking size 10!!!!
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EJOY-EVELYN 9/17/2014 6:21PM

    Great thinking! A healthy BMI for me would mean thinking anywhere from 10-14. I'm thinking now that a 12/14 would be just what the doctor ordered. You can do this! We can do this! For me, that means ridding the house of the unhealthy foods that only end up derailing me. I'm thinking that solidly making "Onederland in 2014 should also be part of our thinking. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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PINKPANTHERS 9/17/2014 2:59PM

    emoticon What a fabulous idea! You are gorgeous!

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SLIMLEAF 9/17/2014 1:13PM

    Enjoy being size 10!

1,500 calories a day still seems remarkably low to me although I know lots of Spark People stick to that limit or even less. I struggle to keep within my (much higher) limit!

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MAINEALI 9/17/2014 12:11PM

    You are adorable! You make such a good point about acting as if we are already at the size we want to be. I was thinking about this yesterday.

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OXYGEN9 9/17/2014 6:19AM

    Great photo! emoticon

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SPAMUNDY 9/17/2014 6:00AM

    Great idea, I'm going to work at adopting it too. emoticon emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 9/17/2014 4:09AM

    Great idea! emoticon

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LILYDOG11 9/17/2014 2:32AM

    Yes size 10 is a good size to put our sights on !!

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/16/2014 11:34PM

    I like this! I'm right there with you working for a size 10 and loving water aerobics. emoticon

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DIANEDOESSMILES 9/16/2014 11:27PM

    ALWAYS Lynn, stay POSITIVE,,, it'll quickly help you to reach ur goal !

I am trying to stay around 1500 cals, unless I do under 40 mins of exercise,,, than I drop it down. I am still 2 challenges from ONEDERLAND, but I WILL make it

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/16/2014 10:59PM

    What a lovely photo and premise I like it !

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/16/2014 10:50PM

    Beautiful photo!!!!! You can do it!!!!

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SUEARNOLD1 9/16/2014 10:30PM

    What a great idea. I love the picture,

I think I was born a 12. Then again 12 is good and much better than a 20.

Have a great rest of the week.

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MADMANSMAMA87 9/16/2014 10:22PM

    Beautiful:) :) :)

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/16/2014 10:02PM

    Is that you in the picture?

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SIRIUS2014 9/16/2014 8:53PM

    Yes We Can! emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/16/2014 8:44PM

    I would love to be a size 10!!

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NICOLES0305 9/16/2014 8:28PM

    You are SO WELCOME! This blog makes my heart sing! :D emoticon emoticon

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 9/16/2014 7:57PM

    That is what I am working on, right now. Best wishes and good luck for the upcoming Fall Challenge. emoticon emoticon
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ADRIENALINE 9/16/2014 7:17PM

    You can do it!

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My Before Picture - Fall 5% Challenge

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Sept 8th at the Britainnia Beach Mining Museum. DSIL on the left, me on the right.

Today I was looking for a motivational picture of myself and I chose this silhouette as my 'before'. I can see I have to work harder if I am going to see changes.

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape!

Last day to join!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=63518

  
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SISSYFEB48 9/16/2014 2:56PM

    Great idea to post the start inspirational photo.
We CAN do this! Here's to US!
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DIDI_60LBS_BY60 9/15/2014 7:56PM

    I love this idea! What a great picture!


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JLOVESDOGS 9/15/2014 5:09PM

    emoticon Great idea to have a before picture. Here's to 5%!!! emoticon

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OPHELIE 9/15/2014 4:20AM

    Would love to join the challenge! emoticon emoticon

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HAKAPES 9/15/2014 2:19AM

    Great motivator silhouette!
Let's rock this challenge!

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LYNCHD05 9/14/2014 7:04PM

    great idea and very inspirational. I think we should all have before and after pictures. It will help with the maintenance so we don't go back!!!
I like the idea of hiking the Squamish trail too. Will have to think about thT one.

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ROSAMARCELLE 9/14/2014 2:59PM

    Good idea. I'll get a before and after picture done of me too! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 9/14/2014 12:21PM

    Such a great leader you are, walking the walk and talking the talk.

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MTNGRL 9/14/2014 11:03AM

    I think we all need to work harder and I am joining you on that goal. Let's make this a great challenge!

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ROXYZMOM 9/14/2014 8:56AM

    You are a strong teammate!! And so inspirational!
Let's do this!!

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MARYANNSQUEST 9/14/2014 12:48AM

    The motivationI is awesome when I do the 5% Challenge! I truly believe emoticon emoticon emoticon together. Your going to do emoticon Lynn.
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CHERIRIDDELL 9/14/2014 12:47AM

    I have to work harder too

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    I am with you, I really have to work harder also. emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 9/13/2014 10:33PM

    You are very inspirational! Go get em!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/13/2014 10:07PM

    You look a lot different today! Good luck with the challenge!

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LEANNARW 9/13/2014 9:24PM

    Great motivational idea. I look forward to the challenge and STAYING motivated. Stay strong!

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KAYLEESMEME 9/13/2014 9:04PM

    emoticon I love the 5% challenges!!! I do so much better when I am working with a team!

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PATRICIA-CR 9/13/2014 8:38PM

    Good idea! emoticon You're ready for the challenge.

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KATIBUG49 9/13/2014 7:22PM

    You can do it!

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LESLIELENORE 9/13/2014 6:43PM

    You've got this!

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DOUGLYE 9/13/2014 6:28PM

    203 pounds! You are within striking range of ONEderland.
That silhouette will be a thing of the past (like the mining museum) before you know it.

Keep pushing your ventures North. Try out the new Squamish Gondola - or walk up and take the Gondola down. It's better than the Grouse Grind ;-)

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SUSANELAINE1956 9/13/2014 5:45PM

    Wishing you success! We have thousands of pictures on our computer and have them in a slideshow, so I am constantly seeing my before pictures. It is a great motivator! emoticon

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LILYDOG11 9/13/2014 5:28PM

    I'm really going to have to buckle down and work at this !! I'm on Tiger Monarchs Team.

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