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My challenge for the weekend

Thursday, January 12, 2012

WEEKEND CHALLENGE WEEK 1: The Select FEW

Food - Earn 1 point for tracking and an additional 1 point for staying in range
Exercise - Earn 1 point for every 30 minutes, up to 90 minutes per day
Water - Earn 1 point each day for 8 glasses of water

1 point daily bonus for doing all of the following:
* staying in range
* Minimum 30 minutes exercise
* 8 waters

An additional 5 points for anyone who earns their daily bonus point for each of the 4 days.

Format...

Weekend Challenge #1 - The Select FEW:
F - Food: 1 Exercise: 0 Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 2
S - Food: 1 Exercise: 1 Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 3
S - Food: 1 Exercise: 0 Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 2
M - Food: 1 Exercise: 2: Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 4
Mega Bonus(+5) for Bonus F-M:
total points earned for the challenge: 11

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WESTJETDIANE 1/14/2012 12:04AM

    i hit all of the goals for today and did 30 minutes of exercise so 5 points for me!

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WESTJETDIANE 1/13/2012 3:07PM

    i accept that challenge!!! So far so good today! I will try to be creative on adding some extra exercise this weekend!

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RUNNINGWILD 1/13/2012 1:33PM

    Diane, of course you can! In fact, I challenge you :)


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WESTJETDIANE 1/13/2012 1:00PM

    i love this Penny, can I participate as well!

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LIZZYP609 1/12/2012 9:08PM

    Yeah! Dragons rock!

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GAYEMC 1/12/2012 5:27PM

    You go girl, rack up those points!

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So far behind in my blogging....

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Alright, to recap the week since my last blog, I've been doing okay. Nutritionally, I've scored like this:
01/06 - 2072

01/07 - DID NOT TRACK - Started to but then Paul to me to his Grandmothers house for the day. Lots of baked goods and an awesome dinner. All enjoyed in blessed ignorance.
01/08 - 2326

01/09 - 2145

01/10 - 1971

01/11 - 1686


My fruit/veggie and water goals have been mostly met. Five out of six days for F/V and four out of six days for water. I have GOT to get better at hydrating.

On the plus side, last Thursday I went back to the gym. I went for a short walk on Friday, I took a "rest" day on Saturday because I was still VERY sore from Thursday. On Sunday, I went for a run. Monday, I did Mommy bootcamp. Tuesday and Wednesday were run days. In short, Spark's given me the warning about my calories two weeks in a row. I'm going to wait two more week's before I adjust the "calories out". That way I'll have an average that is an actual average not just wishful thinking.

I promise three things today: I *will* continue to blog at LEAST every other day. I *will* lose at least half a pound on my next weigh in. I *will* hit my goals for F/V and water every day until January 31.

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/12/2012 8:17PM

    AWESOME!!! you are something else!!!

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 1/12/2012 7:34PM

    Way to go P! You're doing fantastic and considering you're already exercising every day I have zero doubt every goal will be met :)

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January 5

Friday, January 06, 2012

2,068 Calories burned today, broken down like this:
I don't know why I didn't think of saving that picture and copy/pasting it before... that was SO easy!
I drank my water, ate my fruits and veggies and (prepare yourself for floods and locusts) went to the gym. I took an hour long BodyPump class and then, at the encouragement of my friend, the 30 minute Awesome Abs class. Sherri's the instructor. I'm always on the fence about how much I enjoy having the teacher know me. Sure, I get personalized encouragement but you sure do get encouraged a lot when they know you by name. emoticon
Tomorrow morning is BodyVive. It's a new class so I'm interested in knowing what it's all about.

  
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COOPSM 1/10/2012 6:42PM

    WOW...great job!!! Keep up the great work..

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GAYEMC 1/7/2012 5:48PM

    Wow! You just dove into the deep end with the exercise. Great work!

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WESTJETDIANE 1/7/2012 8:05AM

    you are a motivator to us all Penny! Way to go!

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CANDIS799 1/6/2012 4:56PM

    Kudos to a great Spark day!! Here's your crown.
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CASSIOEPIA 1/6/2012 9:06AM

    I have never thought to copy and paste that picture either. Good job on getting to the gym!


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January 4th

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Quick blog before Emily/Roo realizes I snuck her into her crib in a feeble attempt to get a few minutes/hours of quality time with my honey...
Fruit/Veggies - emoticon
Water - emoticon
Exercise - emoticon
Calories consumed 2,104:
Carbs @ 50% - actual 52.7%
Proteins @ 20% - actual 15.1%
Fats @ 30% - actual 32.2%
Close but not there yet.

And a new "Christmas" photo for your viewing pleasure:

  


January 2 & 3

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Let's start with the good news. In the past three days I've run 10+ kms in three short runs. On Monday, I started with a trip out with the "Freshmen" AKA the Learn to Run group. These are the ones that have NEVER run before or have but haven't in a very long time. When we got back to the Running Room, I noticed that the "Sophmores", AKA the Learn to Run 10km group, was heading out for their first night's run. So I went with them, too. Tonight, I ran with my half marathon group, the "Juniors". emoticon I feel so good right now. Aside from a pain in my shin/calf that has now gone "poof" mentally and physically, tonight's run ROCKED!
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Next goal, 5 servings of fruits & veggies - Done & Done emoticon
Third goal , 3 bottles of water (1950 mL of water) - Done & Done emoticon
Finally, I wanted to keep my percentages at 50% carbs, 20% protein and 30 % fat. On Monday, I consumed 2,814 calories. (52.5/16.6/30.9) Did NOT meet the goal. Today, Tuesday, I consumed 1,846. Better intake for sure but the percentages were 55.7/20.3/24). My big concern is the amount of sodium. That will be added to tomorrow's goals.

~p~

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GAYEMC 1/5/2012 5:20PM

    Great work on the runs!

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CASSIOEPIA 1/4/2012 8:41PM

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Way to get back at it!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/4/2012 8:35AM

    emoticon emoticon

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RICHOJOHNSON 1/4/2012 5:47AM

    Doing awesome P

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