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LIC 5% challenge begins today

Thursday, December 08, 2011

My new challenge, for the next 10 weeks, is to work towards a weight loss of 5%. This morning I weighed 141.5 so that means, by February 15th, I would like to lose approximately 7 pounds. Sounds doable so far.
The challenges that I set for the team for this week will hopefully get everyone on the right track:
Our challenges for this week are:
1. Make your food tracker public - enter your foods.
2. Complete a minimum of 30 mins of exercise 5x a week.
3. Blog your progress 3x a week.
My goal is to establish some accountability. Hopefully, the ten of us will all reach our goals together. After all, isn't that what teams are for?


On a totally different note, miss Emily is 6 weeks old today and I have a doctor's note to say that I am completely capable of beginning an exercise program. emoticon

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/9/2011 9:10AM

    Great goal!!! I need to think seriously about this. Put a date in front of me.

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BLACKROSE_222 12/8/2011 10:20AM

    I'm going to go check in with LIC (I admit, haven't been on there in a while) and maybe join this challenge, Penny! Thanks!

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CASSIOEPIA 12/8/2011 9:13AM

    Sounds like a great team. I'll be here to cheer you through the next ten weeks.

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ETTEZEUS 12/8/2011 7:53AM

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Another day one....

Monday, December 05, 2011

I've been looking over November's calendar. I didn't do that well. Of the 30 days, I received only 6 stars by being within calorie range. The rest of the days, I was seriously over.
This morning I received an email from James Fell. He's someone that comes to my Running Room and talks sense into my HMers about goals, motivation and, sometimes, training. In the three years that I've been asking him to do this, you'd think SOMETHING would have sunk in for me. Instead, I get one of his newsletters and a link to his latest "askmen.com" article and BOOM something sinks....
Ask yourself these questions: Did I kick ass today? Did I eat healthy today? And if weight loss is your goal: Did I restrict calories today?
These are big questions that require big effort. They make up 90% of what you need to do to build muscle, lose fat, be strong, healthy, fast, flexible, agile, determined, mentally sharp, and generally kick ass at life.

Read more: ca.askmen.com/sports/bodybuilding_9
00/998_training-essentials.html#ixzz1f
fvErno7


So today I will eat healthy and restrict calories as I should have been for the last 34 days. Maybe, just maybe, I'll do a little ass kicking, too. emoticon

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/9/2011 9:02AM

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!

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ETTEZEUS 12/5/2011 9:51PM

    I need to do a little ass kicking myself in the nutrition department.

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CASSIOEPIA 12/5/2011 9:45PM

    Thanks for the link. And you know what? I kicked ass today!

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Day 29 - pluggin' on...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Received this note from Chatelaine magazine this morning.. "10 Eating Habits to Kick-Start Weightloss". Since I only lost 1/2 a pound last week, I thought I'd give it a look. Some of the hints make sense and I think I will try them but trying to curb my chocolate craving with fibre or lemon... I don't think my appetite is that stupid. www.chatelaine.com/en/article/33801-
-10-eating-habits-to-kick-start-weight
-loss?utm_source=_BO1RMWB8eupYBp&utm_c
ontent=hlth11&utm_medium=email#
I'm posting the article for your perusal.

Tonight's a big night for me. My HM group's doing 3 hills and I'm going to attempt to do them, too. Hopefully, I'm physically ready.

  
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CASSIOEPIA 11/29/2011 7:14PM

    Can't wait to hear how the hills went. Remember, you are the "Hill Master". They will bow down to you!

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TRUEART2 11/29/2011 7:12PM

    Thanks for the good article. You are doing great! Good luck on your run, super-mom!

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Day 27 - Because Molly asked

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The past couple days I've been pretty slack. Thursday and Saturday, I stopped tracking after lunch because my nutrition was so bad. (Chinese takeout and KFC) Friday, the nutritional choices were better but the portion control was not there.
No exercise on any of those days.
Water consumption was low.
ST was non-existent.
The only goal that I reached on any of the past few days was "get enough sleep". Actually, that one's probably the most important so maybe I should celebrate it and pledge to get back on track today/tomorrow.
The boys would like to go bowling. I wouldn't actually mind doing that and PEHASS2 could use the peace & quiet to study for his final exams this week.....
Decisions, decisions....


OH! Yesterday was Emily's one month birthday AND we took her to see Santa. Here are a couple pictures.

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/9/2011 9:05AM

    What a precious doll!!!! What's her weight up to now? The tiny little Princess. LOVE both pics-you are so blessed!


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CANDIS799 12/1/2011 11:05AM

    Wow! The month flew by! Wonder what she asked Santa for...

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WYOMOL 11/30/2011 7:23PM

    A few days late but first time i've made it into a title! As we all know writing down our accomplishments (or not) is an important piece!

love the pics

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TRUEART2 11/28/2011 6:32PM

    Adorable!

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BLACKROSE_222 11/28/2011 12:22PM

    So cute! Love the pictures!

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GAYEMC 11/27/2011 10:44PM

    I can't believe it's been a month already! What a sweet photo with Santa!

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MIAMIA7 11/27/2011 9:20PM

    Aww...just look at her in Santas lap! She is so tiny.

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CASSIOEPIA 11/27/2011 5:21PM

    Lucky Santa.


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Day 24 - Where are they now?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I woke up a little late this morning and found that I'd eaten the last banana yesterday and neither Paul, nor I, had remembered to set up the coffee maker last night. I didn't realize how HUGE a part of my morning routine those two things are. Guess I'm going grocery shopping today.

Where are they now? I'm sitting here watching last night's Biggest Loser special. So far they've brought out Olivia, Ali and Jessie.. I'm a mess of tears. I *know* that losing 100 pounds in 6 weeks is NOT normal. I *know* that anyone who puts their mind to it (and gets locked up, fed and trained around the clock) for months at a time can lose weight.... it's still inspiring to see not only their success on the scale but (ESPECIALLY) their emotional successes. THAT'S what inspires me.

Anyway... my to-dos for today:
1) Get enough sleep. emoticon
2) Drink enough water.
3) 5+ fruits & veggies. emoticon
4) Track my food.
5) Move!
6) Do some ST.
7) Do a little straightening up - Paul's sister & her family are visiting Emily for the first time tonight and the dining room will need to have room for all 9 of us. emoticon
8) Grocery shop.

ETA - goal tracking @ 10:20 p.m. Thursday evening. Did not do too well on the goals today. Hopefully, tomorrow goes better.

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/9/2011 9:06AM

    I got unsubscribed to your blogs so I"m playing catch up!!!!

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WYOMOL 11/27/2011 3:20PM

    Penny - I saw the same episode (I have to watch it secretly cause my DH is so disgusted by it) :) - love your goals - how ya doing since this posting?

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CASSIOEPIA 11/24/2011 6:24PM

    Good to hear Paul's family is going to make it to see Emily, without you having to go there.

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