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My November GOYAAM Goals

Saturday, November 01, 2008

My November GOYAAM goals are:

1. Check in with my Spark Teams daily on challenge progress.
2. Do 20 - 40 minutes of walking every morning.
3. Do 20-45 mins. of Wii 3 days a week.
4. Write for 30 minutes a day.
5. Get in my fruits and veggies every day.
6. Track all nutrition and fitness every day.
7. Drink my water!
8. Do 50 jumping jacks a day.
9. Do 50-100 crunches daily.

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LIVELOVELAUGH- 11/3/2008 1:30PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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JIBBIE49 11/1/2008 8:22PM

    I think you should do 51 Jumping Jacks, just for good measure.

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MELISSASBURKE 11/1/2008 8:19PM

    These all sound like great goals! I'm glad we are both on the blue team together. I know you will have no trouble getting lots of points if you stick to your goals. Good luck to you! emoticon

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My Goals for 2008 - 2009

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. Ė Unknown


To lose 20 lbs. by the New Year. This is at a rate of about 2 lb. per week. I am aiming high so if I donít make that hopefully I will make it somewhere close to that.

To work out daily for at least 30 minutes. I currently aim to do this and I would say workout 5-6 days a week. I also want to challenge myself to do Jillianís 30-day shred and will start that on Nov. 1, in addition to my walking workouts.


We would like to have another child, and I will be 35 next year, so time is not on my side as eventually I would love to have three kids. Therefore I would be happy to lose 20 lbs. before conceiving. So if I am blessed enough to get pregnant in the New Year, my fitness goals will obviously change, although I will remain active and eat healthy and will use Spark to keep me on track.

Ultimately I would like to lose 60 lbs. If I lose 20 by the New Year, Iíll have 40 lbs. more to lose. At the rate of about 2 lb. per week I should reach this goal by the end of May. This would reach my short term goal of 200.

My long term goal is to get down to 180, which I feel is a healthy weight for me. Then at that point I will reassess my goals.

A year from now I would love to be at 180. We will see what God has in store for me.


Keep the compliments coming!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip."

~ Arnold H. Glasgow

I have been getting lots of compliments this week about how my clothes are fitting looser and people at work are saying they can really tell that I'm losing weight. This feels so great! I wanted to post a blog entry about this to serve as a reminder that I am on the right path and I am on my way!


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MINI-ME-2B 10/29/2008 9:02PM

    Its a great feeling when other people notice the weight coming off! Keep up the good work!

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DREAMNSCHEME 10/29/2008 12:56PM

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Congrats, all that hard work is paying off!

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MINDLE 10/29/2008 11:28AM

    Look at you! W O W!

Great job!

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I lost a microwave!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I posted this on my DONE girl's spark team and wanted to post here in my blog so that I could look back and see how much weight I've lost.

So far I've lost 36 lbs since the start of my journey. What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding?

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human's skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale's brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant's heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant's penis (yep, weighs more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World's Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she's 5'11)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she's 5'4)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

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SARAHCLINE 10/29/2008 7:51PM

    Good to know! Congrats on your weight loss!

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ERUPERTO 10/29/2008 8:28AM

    Great blog!

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MERAINA 10/28/2008 3:38PM

    Kewl info! I love this!
Rock on Done Girl!!!
Keep on Dancing,

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The correct way to weigh yourself...

Friday, October 24, 2008


It turns out that this is the correct way to weigh yourself.
I can't believe I was doing it wrong all these years.


(I received this email today and it made me laugh so hard I couldn't resist posting it on my blog).

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GOLDSTEINLE1 10/25/2008 5:49PM

    Love it...thanks for sharing!

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FEISTYMAMA 10/24/2008 9:53PM

    Now it all makes sense. emoticon

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SBAKER12 10/24/2008 5:45PM

    emoticon That's Great!!! LOL!!!

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VONSUE 10/24/2008 3:39PM

    I'm loving it. I've been doing it wrong all this time. No wonder it keeps showing the wrong number. emoticon

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