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# "Know your number." Assignment #7,8,9 countdown 5% challenge.

### Thursday, February 14, 2013

*On assignment # 7 was to measure your body ,Track Your Progress with a Measuring Tape

Body measurements can be a useful way to track your progress. Many times you'll see a loss of inches even if the scale isn't moving. To ensure accuracy, measure in exactly the same place and under the same conditions each time. Here are some instructions and tips to help you.

How to take body measurement.

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/fitness_articles.asp?
id=1281

I did it !! Saved on my SP measurement page of 2/13/13

Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals?

*Assignment #8 was asking me if I am prepared to reach my goal.

Anyone can set a goal, but it takes preparation, planning and motivation to see it through to the end. Are you on the path to success? Try this quiz.

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/assessment_questions.
asp?quizid=52

My result was..

**Prepared for Success!** (Yay!! I am prepared to be success !!)

Congratulations! It sounds like you know a thing or two about goal-setting and that you've taken steps to ensure you'll be successful, supported and highly motivated along the way. Just be sure your motivation stays strong even when the going gets tough.

*Assignment # 9 is to know my number, calculate my 5 %

Info - the last weigh in for the 5% Challenge will be April 20th.

A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss?

For me, I need to lose 6.85lb = I would say 7 lb.

My Weight Progress: Must be like...

Current Weight: 137pounds -7 pounds =130 pounds
Target Weight: 130 pounds
By When: April 20th, 2013

B) Please update your data in Start/my Goals & Progress Section, go down to 'Pounds Lost' and change the goal for your new target weight and target date. Then click on 'Save my changes'.

I have clicked and saved my change.

You can find out your calorie burn. You may want to check this to estimate your calorie burn.

sparkpeople.com/resource
/calories_burned_list.asp

*Now under my new Goals & Progress it reads

Goal to eat 1220-1520 calories per day -( I would like to stay eating lower renege of calories. )
Goal to burn 1840 calories per week - ( Hopefully, I can burn more like 2500 calories. )
Goal to go from 137 lb. to 130 lb. by 04/20/2013

* My plan... Eat healthy as much as I can with lower renege of my calorie intake.
Walking 3.5 mile per hr (17min. Per mile.) time 4= 278 calorie burning
My goal to walk 4mile per day for 5 days a week. Do some strength training 30 min, 3 times a week. Or 15min. Per day for 6 days a week. And some other work out DVD for changes.

This plan should well enough burning 1840 calorie per week or more to archive my goal weight to lose 7 lb. and to be at target weight of 130 lb. I have all my plans and goal, now just waiting to the challenge to be start... Ready, get set... Let's kick it up a notch!! *\(^o^)/*
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1850 days ago
• LINDAKAY228
You have a really great plan in place! Congratulations on taking the time to do all of the assignments. I have to admit I'm really bad about not tracking my measurements. I need to get them done and track those too. Thanks for the motivation!
1856 days ago
• NEWRUNNER2
I like all your planning! Go for it!
1857 days ago
• HEALTHYGRAMMY49

1857 days ago
• CHRISTINASP
Go for it, Mickey!
1857 days ago
• POPSY190
You are well ahead in the assignments! I will try to follow your good example tomorrow. Which team are you on?
1857 days ago
• DALID414
Good luck Mickey, you seem well prepared!
1857 days ago