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How to Lose 5% in 8 weeks?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Answer: make a lousy investment. emoticon

Unless you're doing the 5% Summer Challenge then losing 5% is the name of the game.
For me this works out to me having to lose 9 lbs to reach my goal of 176 lbs.

How will I do this?
1. Still training for the half marathon coming up in September so I'm sure that will help.
2. Been doing two long rides these last few weeks and that seems to be helping so more of that.
3. Been drinking more water and will continue getting in 8 glasses or more. The colder the better!
4. Been eating more fruit and veg but I'm committed to the team goal of 5 pieces EVERY day. You'd think riding a bike for almost 90 minutes would be hard but this is the one that I'm going to have to work to make happen.
5. Strength train more than I currently am.
6. Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.

The Colonel has his secret recipe but unlike that chicken crazy fool (Lord rest his soul) I'm sharing mine with you. Hmmm, if I hit my goal maybe a trip to KFC to celebrate. Wash the taste of 8 weeks worth of fruit and veg away, what do you think? emoticon
I'm sure my son, who has no weight issue, would say "YES!!"and be 1st in line. We'd just have to hold him there long enough to order.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FUTUREHOPE49 10/1/2012 7:22PM

    Wow! That was some challenge! Well done, great goals!
You can do it again! Please join us for the Fall challenge!
Woof! emoticon Please! emoticon

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ERNOINACTION 7/16/2012 2:51PM

    I love that you're training for a half marathon! Can't wait to see how it goes. I'm starting the 5k walking thing again, I want to do one for Halloween. Best, E

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MENNOLY 7/1/2012 2:39PM

    Great Plan! Good Luck!

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    great plan. go for it!

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DEZZIEJAMES 6/28/2012 8:47AM

    You can do this!!!!!

And I think if you do, you totally deserve to visit the Colonel!

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MINNA72 6/28/2012 6:35AM

    Awesome plan! But, KFC... really? That so doesn't sound appealing to me, but then, fast food has never been my treat of choice. Now, wave anything chocolate-y in front of me and I'm on it like white on rice. ;)

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BEATLETOT 6/24/2012 4:34PM

    You know, I came back to this blog twice and only just now got your joke at the beginning! emoticon

You have a great plan!!! Your team is lucky!

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SAL2525 6/24/2012 7:25AM

    Great plan! Looks like you are on your way! I really enjoy exercising but I don't like ST not even a little bit. I keep doing it but WOW I'd rather be doing some kind of cardio! emoticon emoticon Sal emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 6/24/2012 7:10AM

    great plan, great start - emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 6/23/2012 8:06PM

    You can do this!!! I know you can!!! emoticon

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    good for you. you can do it.

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GRANNYSUE9 6/23/2012 1:52PM

    Great plan! You can do this!

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TINAJANE76 6/23/2012 12:08PM

    Great plan to achieve your goals during the challenge. Good luck!!!

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GETSTRONGRRR 6/23/2012 11:50AM

    Sounds like a good can have the Colonel's grilled chicken breast....without the secret deep fried breading recipe!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 6/23/2012 11:33AM

    Your plan is awesome!!!
Good luck with the challenge!

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OREOSMILE 6/23/2012 11:29AM

    Great plan!

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MKPRINCESS007 6/23/2012 11:28AM

    You are rock solid and on a mission! Way to go! I love the formula, and think that you are gonna reach your goal and then some!

As for the Colonel......yeah, I agree with others here..........there are places that are worthy of your treat a bit more, but if that makes you happy, then do what works for YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Way to go, rock star!


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CHERIRIDDELL 6/23/2012 11:17AM

    You can do it for sure but the colonel ,nah there are nicer places to eat !

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JENNNY135 6/23/2012 11:01AM

    Excellent plan, but forgo the Colonel and choose a healthier place.


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