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Fall 5% Challenge Day 1 - Treadmill Desk - Canadian Thanksgiving - Win List

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I ready for the Fall 5% Challenge and I will lose10.5 pounds in 8 weeks. I have to get over 'living in the moment' and focus on my weight goal 8 weeks away. My 5% Fall Mantra - My desire to change is stronger than my desire to remain the same!

Upstairs my treadmill desk was just set up in front of a window overlooking the street. I can see the dog walkers go by. After I post this blog I am taking my laptop up there so I exercise while I Spark. Last year I took a picture of my $0 computer table when it was in a temporary location.

I made my Win Checklists.

Win Today

Wake up earlier
Follow morning routine
Fill water bottle
Have breakfast within 1 hour of waking
Have a healthy mid-morning snack
Morning 3,000 steps
Afternoon 4,000 steps
Evening 3,000 steps
Drink 8 glasses of water
Do scheduled workout wall push ups, plank, etc.
Have a healthy mid-afternoon snack
Control my portions at lunch
Control my portions at dinner
Nutrition tracking in Spark
Bedtime 10 PM lights out 11 PM

Win Tomorrow

Get your water bottles ready
Get your healthy snacks ready
Plan 3 meals for tomorrow
Get your workout clothes and sneakers ready
Schedule tomorrow's workout in your calendar.

I have printed it off and will put it next to my treadmill where I will see it at least 3 times a day.

I need to firm up my exercise plan. I only included things I can do with no equipment/gym/pool. Then I have no excuses if I travel, I can still exercise.

Next week I am headed to Toronton, ON so I want to be off to a good start.

It's Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada and we are making dinner here. I am looking at recipes and think I can make a low calorie stuffing with lots of celery and onion, mashed potato & mashed cauliflower together, low fat gravy.

Any other ideas?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PRAIRIECROCUS 10/19/2013 2:22AM

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DONNABRIGHT 10/14/2013 12:20PM

    OK, found it and checked the link - I'll show it to DH and see what he can come up with for me.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/13/2013 10:12PM

    Great blog! I love your enthusiasm, ideas, and goals. I need to adopt some of these goals myself.

I make my Thanksgiving as healthy as I can by reducing the sugar and fat in every dish.

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K1TT3N 10/13/2013 7:14PM

    you got this

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FEARLESSNOW 10/13/2013 4:11PM


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SLIMMINGSHAY 10/13/2013 3:47PM

    great idea for the treadmill! Love it! Might have to come up with something similar myself!

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FITBIZZZ 10/13/2013 9:54AM

    I love how you're breaking out your steps through the day.

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HIP-WITCH 10/13/2013 7:15AM

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HIP-WITCH 10/13/2013 6:59AM

    Hello fellow Canadian! Thanks for your inspiring words as we face this leg of the Budapest race with the added challenge of Thanksgiving! A "treadmill desk". Sounds like a great innovation, didn't know they existed but, of course! So let's take off, to take it off!! Xx Emmy. Determined Daisies emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/13/2013 12:03AM

    Great mantra, great plan, great attitude.........You will own this challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ROCKYCPA 10/12/2013 10:18PM

    Good luck - you can do it! Great blog!

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BILLB000 10/12/2013 9:48PM

    I like your mantra. I am borrow it if you don't mind. Great blog.

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LESLIELENORE 10/12/2013 9:08PM

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/12/2013 9:07PM

    When you travel, you could also slip in a resistant band and a jump rope. They take very little room and can add a lot to a workout. Of course, walking is the best, most travelable exercise of all.


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TOKIEMOON 10/12/2013 8:54PM

    Your planning sounds like a emoticon winner indeed. The stuffing recipe sounds as tasty as it is healthy. Love the idea of mashed cauliflower instead of potato.

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_RAEVEN_ 10/12/2013 8:17PM

    emoticon I have faith in you... You're going to kick some major rear end. emoticon

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68ANNE 10/12/2013 7:39PM

    Love the meal menu, no ideas on more

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SHERYLDS 10/12/2013 7:12PM

    “People with clear, written goals,
accomplish far more in a shorter period of time
than people without them could ever imagine.” ~Brian Tracy

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CARLYG8 10/12/2013 6:29PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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ROSAMARCELLE 10/12/2013 5:48PM

    emoticon Great plans. emoticon

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PERSISTANT123 10/12/2013 3:27PM

    emoticon I enjoyed looking at your WIN LIST. It's much more detailed than mine, but you motivate me to keep writing it down every day to keep me focused.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and your recipes are all as wonderful as you hope!

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STEVIEBEE569 10/12/2013 3:19PM

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POLYANNA2 10/12/2013 2:42PM

    Love your win list! I have adopted it. I'm not being lazy, but you've hit all my nails on the head.
I love your plan for keeping Thanksgiving dinner lighter. I actually eat mashed cauliflower all the time and pretend it's potatoes, but I think I might sneak in the odd potato from now on because there are some good nutrients in potatoes. Your way is better.
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

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ANATASHIKI 10/12/2013 2:08PM

    good luck! emoticon emoticon

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DRROON 10/12/2013 1:42PM

    Happy Thanksgiving! Me, too. Have family coming -- big dinner planned. I'm going to think "moderation" and "portion control" for this year's dinner. And plenty of water before/during meal so I feel full. We CAN do this!

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YIWEN39 10/12/2013 1:06PM

    Love your mantra ;-)
I know you can do it!!! emoticon

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SPARKLED146 10/12/2013 1:05PM

    Good luck for the challenge! emoticon
I like your win lists.

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OLDERDANDRT 10/12/2013 12:47PM

    You have a great plan and a great "can-do" attitude!! You ARE going to do it!!!
As for recipes, get into Chef Meg's recipes here on Spark! You may find some great, tasty yet low-cal recipes perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner!!
Keep up the great work!! (((HUGS)))

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TRAVELGRRL 10/12/2013 12:24PM

    Good luck on the Fall 5% challenge! I'm in week 3 of the Biggest Loser Challenge, and am finding it very motivating. It's not over UNTIL WE WIN! Good luck with Thanksgiving recipes.

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