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Cardio Challenge -OR- VIP Pass to Insanity ?!?!?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ok, this little weekly 'cardio challenge' might be getting out of hand ... why? Hey, I don't know if I can eat enough HEALTHY FOOD to keep up with my cardio output on a daily basis ... I'm just not that hungry ... but don't feel like passing out at the gym either.

Imagine this ... burning 10,000 calories for this week ... MEANS ... yes, I have to eat AT LEAST that much food, right? Add to that additional energy that my body needs just to function the rest of the day, i.e. another 1500-2000 calories per day, hummm .... weekly total on that?

2000 calories X 7 days + 10,000 = 24,000 calories EATEN for the week ... almost 3500 calories per day, WOW !!!

The good news, I had to FORCE myself to eat a small cup of Chick-Fil-La Ice Cream for some quick carbs before my exercise session this afternoon ........ imagine that.


"He who controls others may be powerful ... but he who has mastered himself is mightier still" - Lao Tzu

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D710DANCE 6/16/2007 5:30PM

    I re-calculated and the calories burned were 1512, I was figuring the calories based on walking and carrying the clubs the whole time. But to get an extra workout in whenever I could I would walk from one hole to the next and walked to get my own ball instead of using the cart. It was a hilly course, so I got a good workout. As "fit" as I thought I was those hills kicked my tail!!!

Anyway, I finished the week with a decent calorie output total, so I'm still pleased. :)

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SNIKWAD 6/16/2007 12:14AM

    Ok hold up ... Spark says Golf: Using a Cart for 270 minutes - 1500+ calories. So, we gotta come up with a better number than 4000 for you?!?!?!?!

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D710DANCE 6/15/2007 7:57PM

    Correction it was over 4, yeah get me a pass for sure! LOL

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D710DANCE 6/15/2007 7:55PM

    Get me a pass too. I burned almost 4,000 calories today alone and I am beat!

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DYMONDY2K 6/15/2007 1:47AM

    Wow..I guess I'll stop feeling smug cause I'm gonna hit 5000 calories burned.. 11000 IS insane!

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40 Days Later -- The results are in !!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

So I was thinking that taking Wednesday off from the gym was a bad idea, but something told me an ounce of prevention was worth a pound of cure ... so I figured, take a break before I get burned out.

Anyway it was a very good week last week ... and an even BETTER 40 days.

Total calories burned for the week were 10,950 ... seems nuts looking at it now, especially when the goal was *only* 9,000 ?!?!

Weight when I started this insane activity on May 1st ... 215 lbs. Saturday June 9th, weighed in at 192 lbs ... 23 lbs lost in 40 days, in a word 'WOW' !

So, today I enjoyed yet ANOTHER day off from the gym ... and also resisted the urge 3 times to reward all my hard with with a triple scoop of frozen custard. Choosing instead to take an extra long nap today ... oh, much needed rest.

I'm so looking forward to getting back to a NORMAL workout schedule this week ...

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ADF227 6/17/2007 6:55PM

    You lost my goal pounds in 40 days!!! You have renewed my drive now.

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EVERSHRINKING 6/14/2007 5:30PM

    Bloody Hell!!! You lost all that in 40 days?!!! PLEASE PLEASE help me!!! :) Congratulations. I think that you might be one of the most driven people I have "met"



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SNELSON4 6/11/2007 6:02PM

    He is doing all the cardio for the ladies.

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KEEKEEWASH1972 6/11/2007 1:48PM

    Okay please share your secret for staying focused and motivated? Are you getting in shape for something? When I don't see any results, I get disappointed right away and just lose it ... what do you do? I know you don't see results in the mirror everyday?!?!?

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SNELSON4 6/11/2007 9:55AM

    u better get back in the gym this week. u are my support so don't start mess up because u look soooo dang good. love your bsf

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D710DANCE 6/11/2007 9:30AM

    I'm with you brother. I've only missed working out one day this year. I may take a small respite one day this week to give my body some rest---we'll see.

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Playing hookey from the gym???

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

This is a pretty intense workout schedule ... only because I have my "official" weigh-in this Saturday w/ my training partner (last weight was 215lbs on May 1st).

This week, I wanted to try a workout schedule of 2x day cardio sessions ... the problem not being time but ENERGY. Funny ... in order to lose weight faster ... I needed to EAT MORE in order to be able to workout longer, harder and more often? Also, I gotta find the right time of day to workout, i.e. when my energy it highest ... funny, the midnight workout sessions worked pretty good.

It's worked pretty good so far (2x/day), but I WILL take a day off from the cardio ... and that day is TODAY.

Still want to get 9000 calories burned for this week ... by Saturday!!!!

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D710DANCE 6/6/2007 11:43PM

    Hopefully you'll hit the 9,000 KCAL burned for the week. I'm trying for 7,000.

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EVERSHRINKING 6/6/2007 11:02AM

    Wow, 9000 calories exercising?

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I was thinking today ...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Does anyone actually read blog entries? Talking to myself is bad enough .... but writing to myself? I think I need a wristband for that, no?

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TEENYNE 6/6/2007 10:56AM

    I read them all the time - sometimes when I visit people's pages and sometimes (like today) when I see interesting things in the "recent blog posts" on the BBQ team page.

Writing to ourselves it theraputic! Before computers were affordable for the "regular Joe," I used to keep a journal that I wrote in every day before I went to bed. helps me to see things clearly and get some junk of my chest.

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BBFMAIL 6/6/2007 8:29AM

  Yes, yes, yes. Someone is actually reading your Blog now! Don't do this very often, but your photo looked like you are a really positive and happy person. Considering what I feel is a depressing political situation here in the US of A, I think it's good to see a smiling face every once and awhile. Good Luck, and best wishes on achieving your weight loss goals. With that exercise schedule that you plan on doing daily, I'm sure you're going to be successful in no time flat!

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Can you say new?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

What is a blog entry?

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MOMMYLADY3 6/3/2007 9:29AM

    A blog (short for web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and displayed in reverse chronological order.

Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media.

The term "blog" is a portmanteau of the words web and log (Web log). "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

I hope this helps.

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