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To Lose 20 Pounds Burn 70,000 Calories!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Maybe a different focus will help me on a day to day basis. I will focus on each of my actions and how they contribute to buring 70,000 calories. I should log all my exercise and food and run a daily calorie differential report. I say should, but it's been tough for me to stick to a routine and I donít have much internet time.

We will be living between here and our home in Washington for 6 weeks while renovation work is being done here. I have to pack up everything on the main floor and be ready to move out. When we are here we will be staying upstairs in our bedroom and using that bathroom. I am trying to empty the kitchen, etc.

Lawn bowling update Ė I was unsure if I would have any physical limitations because of my knees but no problem. Temperature at lawn bowling was 50F a little chilly but did it anyway. I noticed the 4 coaches looked quite fit. Each of us had a coach and kept moving the whole time. There were warm up exercises and more walking than I expected. Yes it is exercise. Those lunges I did not do at the gym, got them done on the green!

Water aerobics and walking is enjoyable but I am not getting enough strength training, etc. It takes about 3 weeks for me to get into a gym routine so it's a struggle, but something that must be done. I noticed that I do not have the same strength I had before. As we are moving things around I was suggesting to hubby that he get someone else to do the lifting (not me). I have always lifted my end before and need to step up now.

Today I went to the gym for the second time this week. I read a Time magazine while I biked and listened to my playlist while I did ST. I miss the comraderie of water aerobics and next week I may do both.

I will have 6 chocolate espresso beans, have a quick nap, then get to work.

Thanks for your support!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MICHP94 5/16/2012 2:31AM

  You'll get there with the right attitude! emoticon

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TWNOMWE 5/3/2012 9:15PM

    emoticon with Lawn Bowling .
Just divide up those 70,000 calories into small numbers (3500/week) and it becomes easier to do. emoticon

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ELISELA2011 4/21/2012 9:35AM

    I hope looking at things this way helps you! I'm stuck on a plateau where I've got that difference in calories building up on my side but the scale won't budge. I'm hoping that just means my body is reconfiguring, I can feel more ribs when I'm lying down now. Keep adding up those calories burned even if it doesn't equal the pounds they should be, they ARE making a difference!

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TUBLADY 4/20/2012 7:00PM

    Good luck on your endeavors. I take it you need to burn 70,000 calories to lose 20 lbs. have you set a time for this to happen in?
It happens that I decided to lose more weight and it's maybe 20 lbs. Not sure yet.
I figure about 1 lbs a week.
Take care, be positive and believe in yourself.
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LORILEEPAGE 4/20/2012 6:56PM

    I love those espresso beans and even found some at trader Joe's that have toffee coating under the dark chocolate. YUM.

I wish you well while you are in the renovation period, could be hard to stick to routine, but YOU CAN DO IT!

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YIWEN39 4/20/2012 6:30PM

    emoticon Good luck with tracking all those 70 000 calories ;-)

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SNUZSUZ 4/20/2012 2:00PM

    Great job on all that exercise!

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ZELLAZM 4/20/2012 12:24PM

    70,000 calories to burn does give you a different perspective on things! Enjoy your weekend!

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MAMASUDS 4/20/2012 9:37AM

    Glad to hear that the lawn bowling went so well. Maybe you will find the comraderie you have been missing at lawn bowling. Have a great weekend!

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VISUALLYRICS 4/20/2012 9:36AM

    emoticon Progress Maker!! emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 4/19/2012 8:50PM


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GEMINISUE 4/19/2012 9:37AM

    WOW, what a way to look at it, but with your plans you can do this!


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OLDERDANDRT 4/19/2012 9:05AM

    Maybe the nap should come before the chocolate espresso beans! They should really wake you up!!! hehe Great plan! Go dor it!

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HEATHER1969 4/19/2012 12:49AM

    GO GIRL GO! You can do this! YOU REALLY CAN! emoticon

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/18/2012 10:46PM

    You make me tired just reading everything you're doing. emoticon Good for you kiddo...keep up the good work.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/18/2012 10:27PM

  wow awesome!!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 4/18/2012 9:41PM

    Good luck with the remodeling. I have too have about 70000 calories to burn!

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GRANNYSUE9 4/18/2012 8:50PM

    All this remodeling makes me want to start on my house. I need to paint and would like to redo my kitchen. That sounds like an awful lot of calories to burn to lose 20 lbs. I think I will do it by baby steps too. Keep up the exercising and going to the gym.

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SHARON10002 4/18/2012 8:37PM

    I'm in total agreement with MICHELELYNN777. How do you eat coffee beans and then get your body to rest? That would be totally impossible for me! 70,000 seems daunting I think I'll do it by baby steps. I respond to quicker feedback and rewards..

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MICHELELYNN777 4/18/2012 7:22PM

    It sounds like you are doing great with your exercise! Good for you trying something new and getting to the gym! But what I really want to know is how do you have chocolate espresso beans and THEN take a nap?! emoticon

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ANNIE1114 4/18/2012 7:18PM

    I never thought of calories that way--- 70,000 for 20 pounds. That is about what I need to lose.

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CARRAND 4/18/2012 7:07PM

    It sounds like you are getting a variety of exercise. That is so good!

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    I always hate remodeling but it's so nice when it's done and at least you don't have to do it yourself.

Good luck with the new plan!

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LIFEWALK 4/18/2012 5:24PM

    the daily calorie differential really does help me refocus when i'm struggling... i widen my goal then to burn more than i eat or even... and then add up the deficits across the days... i've found it often matches my weight loss over time... anyway, yes, nodding, sometimes a changeup in focus or how we tackle things can help! gl :)


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MISSYGEEN 4/18/2012 4:57PM

    After two zeros I'm mentally tired, which ways heavily on my physical abilities. I did not do that kind of math. but I need to loose 30 pounds by august so that would make that ummmm, anyway that's a lot of time to burn a lot of calories. Maybe I'm not so tired after all.

Good Luck reaching your goals. emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 4/18/2012 4:00PM

    Wow, 70,000 calories sounds so daunting! I think I'd rather think of it as 3000 calories at a time...

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