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Winter 5% Countdown Assignments #1-9

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

#1 - Winter 5% Challenge Commitment: I will do the workouts given to me by my trainer -- strength training 4 x's a week and cardio every day. I will follow my PT's nutrition plan and watch the calories and portion sizes. On my Team page I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturdays I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time.

#2 Updated Spark Page

#3 Reasons to Lose Weight
--tired of struggling with losing weight -- seems at times that is all I think about
--stress on the knees
--fit into smaller, flattering clothes
--be able to get up and down from the floor easier (as I am there a lot playing with kids)

#4 Trigger Foods/Situations
My two big weaknesses....freshly baked goods (ie banana bread, cookies & brownies) and chocolate. I am learning to bake healthier using whole grains & less sugar.
Trigger situations:
--daycare snack times -- I am now not allowing myself to eat then
--boredom/stress. When I head to the kitchen to grab something, I am asking Am I hungry or bored/stressed? Then I will reach for a glass of water instead. Sometimes, if the food ends up in my mouth, I will stop chewing and spit it out.
But I am also realizing that if I try to totally eliminate - I will end up bingeing, so I will measure out the chocolate chips or allow one small piece of banana bread. This is an area that I will be working on to maintain a healthy attitude.

#5 Cutting calories
I will be following my PT's nutrition plan.

#6 List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past.
--The foods/meals did not go well with my family's likes. So, I got tired of fixing two different things. Strategy -- My nutrition plan has a list of foods to eat and I will be able to choose things that we like to eat and not feel stressed that I am not eating exactly what was prescribed for that day and meal.

#7 Track Your Progress with a Measuring Tape
--My trainer did a body fat analysis last week. I measure my body measurements the beginning of each month and I will take my body measurements the start of the challenge.

#8 Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? Take a quiz - Done -- "I'm on My Way to Reaching my Goals"

#9 Know your numbers.
Current Weight: 247.8 pounds
Target Weight: 235.4 pounds
By When: April 20th, 2013

I will do this by:
Goal to eat 1400-1600 calories per day
Goal to burn 2459 calories per week
Goal to go from 247.8 to 235.4 by 04/20/2013
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