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07.16||Goal-195 || Today-19......

Saturday, July 16, 2011

(no change)

next sunday, i celebrate my 1 year anniversary of going below 200.

this last week, i worked out all 7days for 10 minutes plus did 10 minutes of a pilates class.

alternated cardio workouts with free-weight/kettlebells (see previous blog)

"won" $50 over the past 8 days (see 7/12 blog)

this week im adding 1 minute to each day. i hope i canhandle it lol

- td out!

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HICALGAL 7/21/2011 12:18PM

    i know what u mean...that one minute can suck hard ur doing great! emoticon emoticon

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AKELAZ 7/20/2011 8:50AM

    Sorry it's all such a struggle - me too!! Tell yourself it's only 4-ish pounds and you CAN and WILL do it. Hope next week brings something below your 199.2 - the extra minutes should help.

Re voluntary veggie eating: I appreciate it's a joke but have to tell you, as a mum, that I wouldn't dare chase my very grown up boys about vegetables - they would certainly do the opposite! So all's normal in your world - and mine!!

Motherly emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/20/2011 8:50:55 AM

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KRITKRIT 7/18/2011 10:34AM

    ALL 7 days!?!?!??! AWESOME TD!!!!!

Here's to 11 minutes!!!

192 for me this fine Monday.

Hope you had an awesome weekend!!!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 7/16/2011 11:50PM

    No Change ... damn!
Celebrating a year under 200 ... YES!
Won $50 ... Whoot!
Adding a minute to your workout allotment ... Fantastic.

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10 minute Kettlebell/free weight routine

Friday, July 15, 2011

a dear sparkfriend who I love very much has asked me in the past to describe my actual exercise routines. not having a regular one, i haven't done so.

for the past week Ive been rotating 10 minutes of cardio (machines/classes) with a 10 minute strength & kettle bell routine. the later is listed below. I jump right from kettle bells to free weights and vice versa.

- 2 handed kbell swings (35)
- bicep curls (12)
- 1 handed kettlebell swings (17 each hand)
- shoulder presses (12)
- 2 handed kettlebell swings (35)
- bent tricep lifts (12)
- kbell snatches (15 each hand)
- Bent rows (12)
- kbell cleans (15 each hand)
- chest press on Stability ball (12 reps)

the free weight reps are fairy slow. 12 reps last about a minute.

i started last week using only 5 pound free weights and 5 pound kettlebells. I've upped the 2 handed swings to 10 pounds. i want to progress very slowly over this next year.

This week, i will add another exercise for 1 minute. Not sure what yet. and will probably up the free weights to 7.5 pounds. Maybe go to 15 pounds on the second 2 handed swing.

- TD Out

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SCRAP317 7/17/2011 5:02PM

    Do you also do cardio? What kind? Just wondering!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 7/16/2011 11:48PM

    When you post about kettlebells it gets me thinking ...
Maybe someday I'll give it try.

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MEADSBAY 7/15/2011 10:34PM

    That seems kinda light- I'm an old lady and I swing 20.
They say heavier kb's are actually easier.


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my 1-6 dollars worth

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

my current goal is to do 10 minutes of exercise a day. either a strength/kettlebell circuit or 10 minutes of cardio (class or machine)

i plan to do a double on saturday (pilates) along with one of the other workouts. i may take a rest day if i feel like it given that.

next week i will bump the time up to 11 minutes per day.

for july, i plan to eat 2 vegetables a week (per week not per day). next month i will up that to 3 per week.

so far i have worked out every day for 10 minutes (except for saturday when i worked out for 20). ive had 1 vegetable so far. plan on having the second one tomorrow.

whenever i either eat a vegetable or work out for 10 minutes, i roll a 6 sided die and put that many dollars into a jar to spend on something fun. im about $9 (average of 3 workout) from a new pair of chucks.

the spark wheel makes more sense.

-TD Out!

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NATTY0488 7/19/2011 10:37AM

    Sweet! You gotta post a picture of the chucks once you get them!!!

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FITGRL124 7/15/2011 8:47AM

    EXCELLENT!!! emoticon

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BYEBYEFAT. 7/14/2011 9:33PM

    love the dice idea!! I may still that :D

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SGRAY478 7/13/2011 5:09PM

    Cool reward system! emoticon

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KRITKRIT 7/13/2011 10:02AM

    Well I wont bug you every day since you dont want it but I will def be checking in with you! I like the 10 min idea! I might make that my goal! If I can't make it to the gym I'll do a 10 min circuit at home!!

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SCRAP317 7/12/2011 9:07PM

    what a cool idea! you are such a cool, creative thinker TD! xo

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MEADSBAY 7/12/2011 9:04PM

    I would die if I could only have 2 vegetables a week.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 7/12/2011 7:37PM

    With your action plans in motion - you WILL get where you want to go!

Your reward system sound great too.

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ANEPANALIPTI 7/12/2011 7:18PM

    rock iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiT

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07.09||Goal-195 || Today-19......

Saturday, July 09, 2011


For as much as I usually complain about stagnating, I actually lost 0.2 pounds on a week that included the Fourth of July, Two buffets and two Chinese food meals.

4.2 pounds to go.

ive never been able to get on track exercise-wise, so I am gong to try the 10 minutes a day thing. I think what Downie writes in "The Spark" makes sense. so ima try it.

Also shooting for two vegetables this week (not per day, for the whole weeks)

baby steps

- TD Out!

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KRITKRIT 7/12/2011 9:46AM

    10 minutes per day....can I bug the crap out of you every day to see if you got it!?!?!?

2 veggies..rock them!!

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KANSASCHICA 7/11/2011 9:09PM

    Hey congratulations on the weightloss!!! 10 minutes a day is a great idea!!! 2 veggies a week sounds like a great plan! I need to work on my veggies also! Best of luck!

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TANNERS 7/10/2011 12:32PM

    YAY!! This is so awesome!!

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DEBBICZ 7/9/2011 2:40PM

    TD - I started with 10 minutes a day for awhile and sometimes I go back to that when I'm feeling overwhelmed and don't feel like I can do another thing. It really helps to know that I've done something. Good luck with that - I know you'll do it!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 7/9/2011 11:18AM

    A new goal. A new attitude. A new game plan. Ya, sounds good.
10 minutes a day - awesome. 2 veggies a week - great.
Stay Fabulous!

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MEADSBAY 7/9/2011 8:44AM

    Ima doing atkins super strict, as in torture, induction
starting Monday to emoticon

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MUSCLEADDICT32 7/9/2011 6:57AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep going! You're doing great! emoticon emoticon

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DONNAGOWAN 7/9/2011 6:54AM

    emoticon emoticon

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07.02||Goal-195 || Today-19......

Saturday, July 02, 2011


Same weight as when i started the hottest loser. I would be really happy with dropping 2 pounds from last week if i wasn't constantly losing and gaining the same 3-5 pounds. it's really annoying me

My 2 year Spark anniversary is coming up on 8/21. My one year of first going below 200 is 3 weeks away.

it's not "i want to celebrate" it's not "I need it"

it's more like i just want it over with so i can move on.

Thanks to all of my sparkfriends who have been there for me recently. i am very thankful 4u

- TD Out

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KRITKRIT 7/7/2011 10:27AM

    starting it!

Your starting weigh 199.4.....get on it TD!!!

Big hugs...keep pushing!

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PHOXYM 7/5/2011 10:47AM

    Way to get back to ONEderland!! I hear ya I was stuck at 225-220 for at least 3 months.... then something amazing will happen... I know it will!

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SCRAP317 7/4/2011 9:18AM

    I agree, those same 3-5 pounds ARE annoying! emoticon I can't wait to say goodbye to them forever! xo

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BYEBYEFAT. 7/3/2011 12:12PM

    I feel ya babe!

but im very happy for you :) great loss!!!

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MEADSBAY 7/2/2011 8:02PM

    Me and you, kid.
Maybe a new scale???

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DEBBICZ 7/2/2011 6:01PM

    Keep it up TD!! You will get it and keep it! You have done so well and I know that you have it in you! emoticon emoticon

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TANNERS 7/2/2011 10:41AM

    Keep fighting TD! It will happen! I believe in you!

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