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Friday, January 07, 2011

My first weigh-in with the Dragons went well. I've lost three pounds since New Years and now I'll be working on moving closer to 126(ish). Since then, I've been within my calorie range EVERY SINGLE DAY. I'm so happy with myself. I haven't been this consistent since hit my goal weight six months after starting Spark. If I have, I can't remember.
I did a few strength exercises as part of the BLC15 and a few more as an additional challenge - 50 pushups, 50 crunches & 50 squats. My core/lower bod is going to despise me tomorrow. I think I'll wear my Ugalikes so I don't have to bend over to tie my shoes.


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RUNNINGWILD 1/7/2011 3:17PM

    Billie, I've joined BLC15 on Spark and one of the teams, my team, is the "Jade Dragons". It's really cool, very challenging, very inspiring... I'm hoping to either maintain my weight and lose inches or (BONUS) lose a few of each. So far, I'm right on track.

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JOPAPGH 1/7/2011 1:12PM

    I'm also in range every day, starting 1/2/11.

Good job on the ST!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/7/2011 12:36PM


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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/7/2011 12:26PM

    Awesome job staying on track Penny!

Who are the dragons?

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CARILOUIE 1/7/2011 10:44AM


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Four days, four stars

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ok, the gold stars on my spark calendar are fast becoming my new "old" obsession. The good news is, we're four days into the month of January and I have four of them! I've tracked everything, exercised as planned and even stayed true to the plan on the weekend.
Tomorrow is my first official BLC15 Jade Dragon weigh in. I'm actually excited. Weirdness. I can't remember the last time I was excited about stepping on the scale. More good news.
Time for lights out. I promised myself a minimum of 6.5 hours of sleep a night and I'm going to get it!

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JOPAPGH 1/5/2011 7:59AM

    Great start to 2011!

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CASSIOEPIA 1/5/2011 3:19AM

    Sorry, double post.

Comment edited on: 1/5/2011 3:24:59 AM

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CASSIOEPIA 1/5/2011 3:18AM

    Nice job on the consistency!

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MKKAYA 1/5/2011 1:53AM

    Nice job Penny! I am so glad you are a dragon will add so much to our mix!

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Today's challenge brought to me by SEYSARAH

Monday, January 03, 2011

I have two kids, a significant other and myself... I've let the laundry PILE up.... today's challenge is to have it all washed, folded and put away before bedtime at 11:00. It's more than 7 but less than 10 loads so, with an HE washer & dryer, it should be a piece of cake. Right?

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/3/2011 11:34PM

    Wow, you go Penny!

I love doing laundry, but apparently it's a mental illness. lol

I have to follow the Fly Lady to keep the rest of my house clean or I'd be in big trouble.

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SEYSARAH 1/3/2011 5:51PM

    Oh my gosh..and for that challenge I challenged myself to get all the Christmas decorations up and all the Christmas boxes..from UPS, FedEX, the post office etc broken down, taken to the trash and pushed down to the curb for pick up in the's challenged boomaranged right back to me!

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KASHMIR 1/3/2011 4:42PM

    I'll be doing every dish in the sink (in the house?) between getting home and going to the gym tonight. Did we ALL let everything stack up over the last couple days????

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RUNNINGWILD 1/3/2011 3:36PM

    I don't own anything that can't be shaken and worn ;) I HATE ironing.

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ETTEZEUS 1/3/2011 3:28PM

    I'm being forced to do laundry myself since Spark is malfunctioning's so unfair! I have 5 loads and it's only 2 of us........

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CASSIOEPIA 1/3/2011 3:28PM

    You can do it, and the ironing too!

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"I used to be fat"

Monday, January 03, 2011

Thanks to one of my LIC team members who mentioned this MTV show on her blog. I think I found a new show to watch & find inspiration. It follows overweight, graduating, high school students who are moving onto college and want to improve their health. Here's the link:

It's a really good show. Gabriella is super inspiring. She's got the 3 F's: Fierce, Fit and Fabulous. And she's funny, too.

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RUNNINGWILD 1/5/2011 1:05AM

    Link away! Yeh, I was kind of irked, too. Ok - keep the teen away from the junk but give it to the little ones? Seems like the best way to repeat the cycle. I don't keep a lot of crap in my house. My mom always says there's "nothing to eat".

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WINTERWINGS 1/5/2011 12:49AM

    This is great. Thanks for the pointer to this. What irks me is that her mother is keeping food like that in the house for the six year old??!! Like the little kid is going to learn proper eating habits from someone who lays traps like that for her older sister? It is even *more* critical for the six year old to eat healthy food. Argh!

Anyways, thanks. I'm going to share this on my page too, if you don't mind.

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MKKAYA 1/3/2011 2:22AM

    P, thanks for sharing this I will check it out!!!


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WIFEMOMMA1981 1/3/2011 2:04AM

  I seen that show as well and it was a great show as you said very inspiring

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Bu-bye 2010!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

This is me and my friend, Rebecca, she's one of my bestest friends.

I spent my last night in the year 2010 running and watching movies with 2 out of 3 of my favourite men. The third one ditched us to sleep over at his friend's house... rotten kid.
To start tho', Paul and I did the "Resolution Run". It was my 6th and his 2nd. We aced it. They gave us hot chocolate and cinnamon buns to celebrate our victory. After, we grabbed a pizza, some wings and some popcorn and headed back to finish off the night with a few good movies and my oldest son, Colin. Logan was the ditcher emoticon

For those of you keeping up with my blogs, I did NOT meet my December goals. Not all of them, anyway. I did pretty okay with the basic nutrition stuff - fruit, vegetables, water - but I didn't do so well with my actual calories. I also did not add more than a couple strength training sessions in. No yoga whatsoever. Am I disappointed in myself? A little. If I had a really good reason for not succeeding, I'd be ok but I did not. That was December, though, and this is January 2011. I have some new goals.

#1 - water - my new water bottle holds 600 ml of H2O and I intend to drink four of them a day.
#2 - fruits/vegs - I'm continuing to consume at LEAST five servings a day.
#3 - exercise - I've told my new BLC15 team that I will do 210 minutes a week of exercise.
#4 - blogging - I will blog a minimum of once a week.
#5 - strength training - I'll keep adding this to my list until I do it - once a week.
#6 - yoga - once a week (when I don't have the boys) for sure...
#7 - track my food 7/7 days and stay in range at least 5/7.

That's all for this month. So far, so good.

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    sweet pic of your and Paul. Great goals,too,btw!

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BOBBYD31 1/2/2011 11:43PM

    nice set of goals penny and love the pic of you and paul

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ZORAHGAIL 1/2/2011 11:26PM

    You can do it Penny!

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MKKAYA 1/2/2011 11:15PM

    Penny we are here to keep you on track or you might get some fire breathed at you. that wil heat Calgary right up. :-)

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ETTEZEUS 1/2/2011 11:08PM

    Go Penny Go!
Dragons will hold you accountable!

PS, nice pics!

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