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Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I started a new Spark Team for Fat 2 Fit fans, using the logo with Russ's approval. And I would love it if you joined me there! www.sparkpeople.c
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Let me know if you have trouble with this link, OK?

I heard from Russ about doing the next podcast, and I'm kind of nervous about how well my mixed progress will be received. I'm at 181, so I'm up a pound from last month. But my body fat is down 1%, and I lost half an inch off my hips. Another non scale victory (NSV) is that at the gym last Friday I was lifting upper body weights and 2 college girls got on the machine after me and asked how I could lift so much. We laughed. But really, I was lifting more than twice as much as them.

Went to TRX last night. I didn't feel like going, but went anyway. and my knees started hurting, so I couldn't keep up with squats & lunges, so I just held a plank. And let me tell you, TRX, when you do a plank, you feet are in these straps, and it adds a level of instability, and really makes you work the core harder.


I was thinking about how to motivate myself to lose all 35 pounds and get to my goal by the cruise, Dec. 22. I thought of putting a pic of a ship on a jar & putting a dollar in the jar with every pound lost. But I've done this before, and it petered out. So maybe a jar with $35 in it, and I take a dollar out with every pound lost. And if I don't lose it all by the cruise, I donate the remaining money to charity. But a dollar doesn't buy much. So then I had an idea of a jar with 35 scratch off tickets. I would really look forward to scratching those tickets! And any left over I would have to give away to friends and family.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 3/18/2013 8:40AM

    I thought about scratch off tickets too. Right now, I am putting stickers on a calendar to show days that I work out.

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SCHECK5 3/14/2013 6:11AM

    great ideal

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TEXASLYNN 3/13/2013 4:30PM

    Good thinking! Keep up the good work.

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DROSS0616 3/13/2013 10:22AM

    Good idea with the reward jar!

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CARRIE1948 3/13/2013 9:32AM

    Sounds like a good plan

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HILLRUNNER 3/13/2013 7:08AM

    Great idea on the reward jar! I joined the team and looking forward to listening to the next podcast. I listen while out running and with being sick for 2 weeks that has hampered my running.
Thanks for the TRX pics.. something I haven't really used much but will do.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/12/2013 8:49PM

    Love the reward jar idea. Very creative!!

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HDHAWK 3/12/2013 8:31PM

    I love the fat 2 fit podcast! I'll check out the team. I wish Jeff was able to come back. I put $1 in a jar for every workout I do and $1 for every day I stay on plan nutrition wise. Then I use the $ to buy my "every 5 lb. lost" rewards.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 3/12/2013 8:24PM

    Sokkernut, thanks for the head's up, but you didn't join!

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NATPLUMMER 3/12/2013 6:22PM

    emoticon

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JLPEASE 3/12/2013 5:41PM

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SOKKERNUT 3/12/2013 5:13PM

    What a great idea! And love the team you started, I tried the link and it does not work, it says page error the only way to get to this team is to go to your page and click on that team but not everyone will know to do this IF they are new to Spark. GOOD LUCK,

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