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Final Results from Falling into Winter Challenge 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I wanted to keep my results from the Falling into Winter challenge now that it is finished before I left the team. So I copied them here! I'm pleased with my loss and more importantly, with the inches lost.

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SUMMARY STATS
Sparkpeople Username: Go_Robin
Challenge Starting Weight (9-19-09): 225
Long-Term Goal Weight (in pounds): 162
Challenge Goal Weight (in pounds): 212

Weigh Ins: emoticon
Week One 09.26.2009: 223.6
Week Two 10.03.2009: 222.6
Week Three 10.10.2009: 221.4
Week Four 10.17.2009: 220.8
Week Five 10.24.2009: 219.4
Week Six 10.31.2009: 219.4
Week Seven 11.07.2009: 218
Week Eight 11.14.2009: 216.6
Week Nine 11.21.2009: 216.4
Week Ten 11.28.2009: 214
Week Eleven 12.05.2009: 214
Week Twelve 12.12.2009:214
Week Thirteen 12.19.2009: 214

TOTAL POUNDS LOST: ** -11 lbs.**

Cardio & Strength Training Fitness Minutes:
Please record them separately; you will need to track them individually for a few challenges. Thanks!
*Record total minutes at end of each week.

Week One 09.26.2009: 485 mins. CARDIO/ 75 mins. STRENGTH
Week Two 10.03.2009: 550 mins. CARDIO/ 65 mins. STRENGTH
Week Three 10.10.2009: 435 mins. CARDIO/ 80 mins. STRENGTH
Week Four 10.17.2009: 690 mins. CARDIO/ 90 mins. STRENGTH
Week Five 10.24.2009: 660 mins. CARDIO/ 85 mins. STRENGTH
Week Six 10.31.2009: 475 mins. CARDIO/ 95 mins. STRENGTH
Week Seven 11.07.2009: 410 mins. CARDIO/ 85 mins. STRENGTH
Week Eight 11.14.2009: 285 mins. CARDIO/ 90 mins. STRENGTH
Week Nine 11.21.2009: 465 mins. CARDIO/ 70 mins. STRENGTH
Week Ten 11.28.2009: 315 mins. CARDIO/ 60 mins. STRENGTH
Week Eleven 12.05.2009: 365 mins. CARDIO/ 110 mins. STRENGTH
Week Twelve 12.12.2009: 385 mins. CARDIO/ 90 mins. STRENGTH
Week Thirteen 12.19.2009: 285 mins. CARDIO/ 30 mins. STRENGTH

Measurements Tracker
First Measurements (09.26.2009):
Right Arm 13" Left Arm - 13"
Bust - 44" Waist - 38"
Right Thigh - 24" Left Thigh - 23"
Hip - 51"
TOTAL OF MEASUREMENTS (9.26.2009) -- 206

Mid-Challenge Measurements (11.07.2009):
Right Arm - 12" Left Arm - 12"
Bust - 42" Waist - 37"
Right Thigh - 23.5" Left Thigh - 23"
Hip - 50"
TOTAL OF MEASUREMENTS (11.07.2009) - 199.5


End of Challenge (12.19.2009):
Right Arm -12 Left Arm - 12
Bust - 42 Waist - 36
Right Thigh - 23 Left Thigh - 22.5
Hip - 48
TOTAL OF MEASUREMENTS (12.19.2009) - 195.5


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WEEK ONE CHALLENGE - 09.26.2009
Pop Quiz!

A. Complete the Pushup, Crunch, and Jumping Jack Fitness Tests. If you complete these, award yourself FORTY points in your tracking template. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THESE, your max points for the week are FOUR, and you cannot receive any points in the bonus activity.

One minute of wall pushups: 26
One minute of stability ball crunches: 20
Run in place 3 minutes, rest 1 minute, take pulse: 76
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B. Bonus Points. For EXTRA points, give your team some love on your sparkpage. In the past teams have written cheers, slogans, created cookbooks, and created team photos and/or icons. The sky is the limit, but get something out there that shows your team and Fall Into Winter Challenge Pride! If you complete this AND all of the fitness tests, award yourself TWENTY additional points.

My lame motto: "I'll be a Hot Chocolate by Winter!" I like the other suggestions a lot better!

Total Points for Week One (FOUR, FORTY, SIXTY): 60
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WEEK TWO CHALLENGE - Ends 10.03.2009
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How Many Miles?

A. How many miles can YOU do in one week? Whatever your pleasure (walking, running, swimming, elliptical, arc trainer, biking, etc), tally up your miles this week.

One point per mile, the sky is the limit!

Tracker for this week:
Sunday: 4 miles
Monday: 3.5 miles
Tuesday: 9 miles
Wednesday: 9 miles
Thursday: 12.5 miles
Friday: 14.5 miles
Saturday: 8

TOTAL MILES: 60.5
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WEEK THREE CHALLENGE
Essential Nutrients

A. Iron. Meet your minimum iron intake identified by Spark for ALL SEVEN DAYS of the challenge. If you are taking a daily multivitamin, eating greens, etc you should have no problem doing this!

YOU MUST HIT ALL SEVEN DAYS FOR POINTS! I know we all can do this. If you complete this, award yourself TWENTY points in your tracking template. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THIS, your max points for the week are FOUR, and you cannot receive any points in the bonus activity.

B. Bonus Points. For EXTRA points, track your protein as well. Hit your minimum protein intake ALL SEVEN DAYS for FIFTEEN Bonus points. Remember, you are only eligible for these bonus points if you got in all of your iron.

Total Points for Week (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK FOUR CHALLENGE
Helping Hands

A. Support your teammates. Take a moment to drop a note on the sparkpage of someone who hasn't posted recently or is frustrated by a few 'bad' weigh ins. Let them know it is time to get back up again and the team is there and ready to help them out! Or congratulate someone who has succeeded with their weight loss effort or some other goal that is important to them. Do this for at least SEVEN members of your team for TWENTY POINTS. If you do not do this, your max points for the week are FOUR.

You can do all seven on one day, spread it out through the week, your choice just get in seven!

B. Bonus Points. For EXTRA points, welcome new members of the DONE team! Every day all of us should receive emails with new done members. Send them a quick note welcoming them to the DONE team! If you welcome 20 new members, award yourself FIFTEEN bonus points! When I have done this in the past I sent the same message to everyone, so you can do it quickly but it is still very much appreciated. Remember you must complete Part A to be eligible for this.

DONE!

Total Points for Week One (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK FIVE CHALLENGE
Cardio Fever

A. This week's challenge will focus on cardio. emoticon Any cardiovascular activity will count. For TWENTY points, get in at least 200 cardio minutes this week. If you do not do this, your max points for the week are FOUR and you are not eligible for bonus points.

I got 660 minutes of cardio in!

B. For bonus points, identify a personal goal for the remainder of the challenge. ANY goal that is nutrition, fitness, or lifestyle related will work. Your goal CANNOT BE TO LOSE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WEIGHT. Share your goals with your team for FIFTEEN bonus points. Remember you must complete Part A to be eligible for this.

My goal: To make getting up an hour early to do cardio before leaving for work part of my life and normal routine! I will do this every week day!

Total Points for Week One (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK SIX CHALLENGE
A. Stay within your calorie range all seven days for TWENTY points. You have 100 points above or below your range as 'wiggle room'. If you do not get all seven days, your max points for the week are FOUR and you are not eligible for bonus points.

DONE. Stayed within range of 1250-1550 every day.

B. Develop a new element for your fitness routine and act on it this week for FIFTEEN bonus points. Remember you must complete Part A to be eligible for this.

I've started using two new machines at the gym: back extension and incline press. They are both very challenging for me, but hard is good!

Total Points for Week One (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK SEVEN CHALLENGE - 11.07.2009
A. Share 3 recipes with your team for the upcoming holiday season. One recipe should be a VEGETARIAN entree or side dish, one recipe should be a DESSERT, and one recipe should be a TRADITIONAL holiday recipe with a healthy twist. Your traditional recipe doesn't have to be tied to a specific holiday or religion, although it certainly can be, just connect to something that you celebrate or enjoy during this season.

Share these recipes with your team for TWENTY points. As always, if you don't finish this you'll only get 4 points and won't receive points for any bonus activity. DONE

B. For bonus points, 150 cardio minutes this week. FIFTEEN BONUS POINTS. Remember you need to complete part A to be eligible for this.

DONE. 410 minutes of cardio.

TOTAL POINTS (TWENTY, THIRTYFIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK EIGHT CHALLENGE 11.07.2009
Fitness Bank!

A. Complete 300 Fitness minutes this week for TWENTY points. These minutes can be from cardio or strength training. If you don't complete 300 minutes your max points for the week are 4, and you won't be eligible for any bonus points.

DONE

B. For FIFTEEN bonus points, share your 'Plan B' with your team. Sometimes, despite our best efforts and intentions, things won't go to plan. How will you bounce back if the gym is closed for the day or you oversleep, or there are no healthy options at your office party? Brainstorm some easy solutions with your team for bonus points this week.

Plan B posted on Hot Chocolates chat thread.

TOTAL POINTS (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK NINE CHALLENGE 11.21.2009
Fitness Bank, Part 2

A. Complete 250 CARDIO minutes this week, AND one strength training session for TWENTY points. If you complete TWO or MORE strength sessions this week you only have to complete 200 cardio minutes. If you don't complete 200-250 minutes your max points for the week are 4, and you won't be eligible for any bonus points.

465 Cardio Minutes

B. For FIFTEEN bonus points, reach out to two team members you haven't heard from recently. Touch in and see how they are doing, and offer support if you can to get them back in action before the end of the year.

DONE

TOTAL POINTS (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK TEN CHALLENGE 11.28.09

A. We've all heard that tracking is critical in successful weight loss. It helps you see what is working and what may need improvement. Sometimes plugging in take-out and seeing the stats is enough to get me to choose a smarter option! This week, track your Thursday meal for TWENTY points. If you can only estimate that is fine, but GET YOUR ENTIRE DAY ENTERED! Hopefully this will encourage you to eat as best as you can this week, and budget in extra exercise if necessary. If you don't complete Part A your max points for the week are 4, and you won't be eligible for any bonus points.

DONE. EEK! 1600 calories for one meal!

B. For FIFTEEN bonus points, complete 90 cardio minutes. DONE

TOTAL POINTS (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK ELEVEN CHALLENGE - 12.05.2009
A. This week, get in 350 Cardio minutes for TWENTY points. It is time to make up for all that pie, turkey, and stuffing! If you don't complete part A you aren't eligible for the bonus points, and your maximum points for the week are FOUR.

Cardio: 365

B. For bonus points, track ALL SEVEN DAYS this week, and stay within your range. If you track all seven days and stay within your personal nutrition goals, award yourself FIFTEEN bonus points.

DONE

TOTAL POINTS (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 35
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WEEK TWELVE CHALLENGE - 12.12.2009
A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

The end of this challenge bleeds right into Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, celebrations I'm sure many of us are looking forward to celebrating. But with these events come challenges of all sorts. The stress of being around the extended family, or eating the right foods, or finding time to work out can get to all of us. Instead of letting it get you down this year, try to turn to yoga. In addition to increasing flexibility, routine yoga practice can also be a great way to relieve stress. And this challenge should get you nice and limber for your final exam next week!

A. For TWENTY points, perform any six of the following yoga poses FOUR TIMES this week. You will do a total of twenty four poses (6 pose routine x 4 sessions) for points, but feel free to do more than that. If you don't complete this, your max points for the week are four and you aren't eligible for the bonus points.
Yoga Basics: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/f
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B. For FIFTEEN bonus points, complete 200 cardio minutes this week.

TOTAL POINTS (TWENTY, THIRTY-FIVE, OR FOUR): 4
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WEEK THIRTEEN CHALLENGE
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FEATHERSPRINGS 12/29/2009 1:08PM

    Great job! I dont know how you can keep track of all that!!! I barely get my food and some of my exercise tracked :) emoticon emoticon

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NANCBANC 12/28/2009 8:56PM

    Congratulations!! Keep it up!!

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PONYFARMER 12/27/2009 1:53PM

    All I can say is WOW!

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MEYLOSE 12/27/2009 1:43PM

    This is very good and YOU did well, W2G!!!!

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