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Last 5% Challenge

Monday, July 29, 2013

This is a bit scary to write because I have all these crazy thoughts going on in my head but...my friend Amanda just left a spark note on my page that said "enjoy your last 5% challenge" and it HIT me...I am almost at my destination weight!! Where I need to transition from weight loss to maintenance!

My first thought is: DON'T POST THIS! What if you just jinxed yourself? What if you don't reach your goal and then you have to eat your words?! AHHHH..

Then my second thought is: What if I DON'T have to eat my words...AHHHH.

Both scary.

Despite being scared, I know I can do this!!! I will buckle down, enjoy my last challenge, and then see where it will take me. :)

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KALISWALKER 7/31/2013 3:58PM

    You can do it!

Note - there are members who are in maintenance!

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SKIPPYALTO 7/31/2013 3:40PM

    We'll be there for you every step of the way as you go for that last 5%!


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LAURELSPARK 7/30/2013 8:18AM

    Congrats on your progress!

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FLORIDASUN 7/30/2013 7:23AM

    It's the TRY that is so exciting! We all are cheering you on! emoticon

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LRSILVER 7/30/2013 4:25AM

    Wow. That is great. Keep pushing.

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-AMANDA79- 7/29/2013 10:41PM

    Yay!! You can do it!! Can't wait to have you on the maintenance team!

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JOANNHUNT 7/29/2013 10:09PM


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MUSIC2HISEARS 7/29/2013 9:10PM

    Yay you! That is a great way to look at it! You k no if you reach goal you have made the challenge all that much sweeter!

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HEALTHY4ME 7/29/2013 8:55PM

    YAYAYAYAY good for you! I too plan to make this a great 5 % challenge.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

15 minutes of Zbox complete. 1 hour of zumba, complete. 20 minutes of jogging on the treadmill, complete!

Taking my fitness level up a notch. Excited to see results. Already seeing some transformation.

I'm feeling lean and I can tell I am slowly gaining some upper body strength. I am very excited about this!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/29/2013 6:41AM

    woohoo way to go

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CANDOK1260 7/28/2013 9:34PM

    good job emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 7/24/2013 8:25AM

    Great work!

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LRSILVER 7/24/2013 4:27AM

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MNABOY 7/23/2013 10:13PM

    don'rover exercise! You are really kicking, keep the energy flowing.

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Family Gym Membership

Monday, July 22, 2013

This summer we've been running every other day in preparation for the 5k last weekend. We wanted to keep the momentum going but last week was in the high 90 degrees and running outdoors didn't seem pleasant. I am enrolling the family in some more fun races to keep us active and spending quality time together. So that we don't lose any progress, I suggested both the guys join the gym that I go to.

I was surprised that they both embraced it. Cameron (14) is at a stage where that he's really into his image and Randy wants to just get in better shape. Our gym provides a free personal training session too so they are signed up for that Tuesday.

Cam wasn't sure about going to the gym before then but I took him any ways. (Or "forced" him as he originally told his Dad.) We ran on the treadmill and then I asked if he would like me to show him the weight machines. At the end, I had to drag him out of the gym! (He then informed his dad that he didn't regret going and he had fun! Score one for mom!) He had a great time and now asks me every day if we can go to the gym.

I am so happy about this! Its even getting him to ask me about better nutrition. I feel really proud of this. Its getting our family doing stuff together that we all enjoy AND its healthy. Can't wait to see the results!

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AMURDOCK68 7/24/2013 10:53AM

    I think it's so cool that your family is working out together and have some common goals.

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SKIPPYALTO 7/23/2013 9:57AM

    Great job! emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 7/23/2013 9:14AM

    You should be proud!! Great job Mom!!

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CANDOK1260 7/23/2013 5:07AM

    emoticon enjoy your membership and family time

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HEALTHY4ME 7/22/2013 9:28PM

    Awsesome at 14 that is such an impressionable age. that is really great!!!

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PENNYPEARLS 7/22/2013 2:08PM

    That's great that you are having a positive influence on your family! emoticon

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Worked out, no ice cream.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Went to Zumba then Z Boxing tonight. And thanks to LRSilver I did not have ice cream. Thanks for keeping me honest!!! I was starting a bad habit.

Tracked what I ate and ate really well today. Today felt good.

Non scale victory? I feel less stressed and stronger.

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LRSILVER 7/19/2013 3:09PM

    Good for you. I just heard a radio segment saying that women often overeat after exercise. thinking they are hungry when they are really thirsty.
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Working out, have ice cream.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Isn't that the truth? Had a bit of a rough day at work. Felt some tensions...could've been imagined, but it was definitely a stressful day. I was glad to be home and get some cuddles from the cat.

When Randy got home, we went to the gym. He ran 3 miles and I went to zumba. My body is sore, especially since I went to kickboxing yesterday. It' been a minute since I've been to a class, and two in a row!

After the gym, I talked Randy into ice cream. *Sigh* Ice cream has been hitting the spot though. But I've been working out so I feel that its okay to have some ice cream. I need to curb this habit though.

I recorded what I ate today for the first time in awhile. I must be going over 1200 because aiming for it today felt rough. At one point I felt really shaky and sweaty. So my body must need more than that right at the moment. I would really love to lose 5 more lbs/go down one more size. I am focusing on toning so the weight is less important.

One thing is for sure: I haven't slept like I did last night in a long time. I need to continue these hard work outs because I really needed the deep sleep.

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LRSILVER 7/17/2013 4:29AM

    Maybe you need hydration. Ice cream had a lot of calories. Keep pushing.

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