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3/1/13 1:46 A

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Thursday 28 February:

28/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
770/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
310/400 minutes meditation
27/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
28/28 days vitamins
28/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED .5 lbs net
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Today I finally felt back to normal, and I did lots of exercise. Yay!
Congratulations BFerrell and Pamela!
See you in March.
Laurie

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2/28/13 6:16 P

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FINALLY! I made my cardio goal. I am ready for March goals!

As of February 28
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 1550/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 10/300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 60/300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 20/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 21/28
3. Track food daily: 21/28
4. Stay within calorie range:21/28


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2/28/13 5:13 P

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Feb 28th.....

752/896 oz. of straight water as of Feb 28th
20/20 days of fitness as of Feb 24th (on schedule)
1/4 lb weight loss for February will weight on Feb 28th

I feel good about meeting at least 1 of 3 goals set for February. I will pat myself on the back for drinking more water this month than I probably have ever done before!! Plus, I did not add any flavoring to this water!!! I may not have met the other goals but it counts that I worked towards them both and got some results...lol.

Thu - Pure cardio scheduled and I used CLX Burn It Off! DVD this morning which had my nose running...lol. It is a high intensity athletic type of workout those screaming Screamers. It is approximately 30 minutes....short and thorough.

Let's get ready for March 2013!!

Pamela...Central Texas

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2/28/13 10:49 A

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As of February 27
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 1455/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 10/300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 60/300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 19/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 20/28
3. Track food daily: 20/28
4. Stay within calorie range:20/28

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2/28/13 1:10 A

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Wednesday 27 February:

27/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
675/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
295/400 minutes meditation
26/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
27/28 days vitamins
27/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED .5 lbs net
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

I made a mistake--my net gain this month was only .5 pounds, not 1.5.
I had the time and energy to do a bit more today. I'm ready to get serious again in March! Thank you all for your support.
Laurie

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2/27/13 4:08 P

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Wednesday Feb 27th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance---Okay today I ran/jogged the 10k distance on a tread mill, timed out in 71 minutes. Then I biked the 10k distance timed out in 31 minutes.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 steps daily 4x----Done 8x.

Goal not to eat anything after 7pm for 10 days---Done 11/10 days.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th----Today I weighed in twice first time 159.6 the second time after my cardio workout 158.2. / So I missed my goal by .2 of a pound, Oh well I gave it a real try.Thanks for all of your support emoticon

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2/27/13 11:52 A

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Feb 27th....

Wed - CLX Extreme Intervals is not my best friend this morning. It was even harder to get through compared to the last time I did this circuit. I hate using that stupid stability ball in this workout...lol. Shoulders are my weakest muscles and this stability ball use taxes them. I guess the just reward will be having good looking shoulders later. This woman Chalene Johnson LOVES her squats, too! I stayed with a 5 lb dumbbell set whenever weights were required especially doing a lot of shoulder emphasis. Got in cardio, abs, and strength using this circuit for a full body session.

I'll post updates on my February set goals on tomorrow. Lets go team!!

BFerrell - CONGRATS on getting to those cardio goals...we are going to claim it along with ya!

Suzette - WTG on the loss of weight this month, too!! This particular thread is always full of encouragement, support, and great ideas to help meet our monthly goals. I am looking forward to March.

Lauire - some months bring trials that make it challenging to meet set goals. Just the fact that you keep moving in some fashion is great in my book. I think you will like the Leslie Sansone DVD, too. I have about 3 of her walking dvds and 1 that focuses on strength using resistance bands/tubes.

Yanks - You have done GREAT!! I know it takes good discipline NOT to eat after 7pm.

Pamela...Central Texas

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I won’t complain about “aging” because we have no control over that, but, none of us should allow our bodies to decay/rot which is all voluntary. It is up to each of us to do three things: exercise, use good nutrition, and commit to something or someone that brings us joy daily for the rest of our lives. (excerpt from Next Year Younger For Women book). My new motto!


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2/27/13 6:17 A

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Tues:
cals out:258
cals in: - in range
tude: positive
Weigh-in Wed: 164 Yay!

You guys did it for me again. After a very busy day I was ready for bed - hadn't done any exercise. Remembered my commitment and did cores and legs - total of 258 cals. Down 1 1/2 pounds over the last 2 weeks, with vaca thrown in. I'm very pleased! Now, to figure out a way to work in real cardio... my March challenge... 2 more days of Feb and though I've only been on here a very few days you've got me back in the fitness groove.

Thank you all!!!! emoticon



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2/26/13 10:51 P

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Tuesday 26 February:

26/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
650/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
295/400 minutes meditation
25/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
26/28 days vitamins
26/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 1.5 lbs net
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Suzette, yes, posting here really helps. I had a bad February, but overall this thread has helped me lose 20 pounds in a few months. Good luck!
Pamela, I treated myself to a Leslie Sansone DVD, as everyone seems to love them. I look forward to doing the workouts.
BFerrell, that is fantastic! Cardio cardio cardio!
Yanks, congratulations on getting under 160.
I did my weigh-in today. I gained 1.5 pounds overall this month. My work has about leveled off, so I think March will be better.
Laurie

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2/26/13 7:20 P

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Tuesday February 26th,

BFerrell----Congratulations on your cardio fitness, this was made inspite of your tumble!!!!

Goal---Not to eat anything after 7pm for 10 days----Done 10/10.

Goal---To weigh in @ 158 on February 27th, Bring On That Scale!!!!!!

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance-- Once again this was in the trash--however I've completed 11.76 total miles , running/jogging/walking/biking.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x---Done 8x Maybe one more day, we'll see. emoticon

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2/26/13 5:28 P

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I want to start celebrating now, but i won't just in case something happens, but Wednesday and Thursdays are usually days I have time to get 100 minutes of cardio in. So I am hoping to make my 1500 minutes of cardio goal!. First time in probably 9 months. And a short month to boot! Very HAPPY!

As of February 26
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 1340/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 10/300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 60/300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 18/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 19/28
3. Track food daily: 19/28
4. Stay within calorie range:19/28

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2/26/13 1:17 P

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Tue - Pure cardio scheduled and I used the Leslie Sansone Fast 5 Miles dvd walking the first 3 miles and doing the cooldown at the very end. It was approximately a 40 minute walking session...very brisk with some light jogging intervals, too.

Let's keep it going...only one more day this month!!



Pamela...Central Texas

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I won’t complain about “aging” because we have no control over that, but, none of us should allow our bodies to decay/rot which is all voluntary. It is up to each of us to do three things: exercise, use good nutrition, and commit to something or someone that brings us joy daily for the rest of our lives. (excerpt from Next Year Younger For Women book). My new motto!


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2/26/13 8:05 A

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Hi, Peeps!
Well, I went to Punta Cana with my husband, then a course in Halifax. I'm back now and ready to get on the scales tomorrow for my Wed weigh-in. I think I did fine. lots of walks on the beach, kayaking and swimming. Also plenty of wine and food.

Yanks - good luck with the scales tomorrow - Feb 27th

I'll start counting calories in and out today and try to post daily. It's such a great way to stay accountable. The only thing that will keep me from posting is my computer - It's in its death throes and I'll have to wait for a paycheck or two before replacing it. New job starts tomorrow, and I'm pumped!

This is a great group - you're all doing so well staying focused. And, that's the most important part. It's so easy to just cruise along figuring everything's great and then finding out you've gained a few and gotten out of the fitness habit. Thank you for being there, and I'll hang in the next few days and try to have some specific goals ready for March. Can't wait for that spring weather!

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2/26/13 1:04 A

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Monday 25 February:

25/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
640/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
295/400 minutes meditation
24/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
25/28 days vitamins
25/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 178.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Thank you, Yanks. Like those other folks, I get pretty tired too sometimes. I’ve worked 26 days in a row with only one day “off” (shopping trip).
BFerrell, those cardio minutes are adding up!
Pamela, I agree, the 30-Day Shred is good.
I’ve been okay at meeting my health goals that don’t involve a time investment. As for the rest, emoticon

But....
I’ll be back!
Laurie

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2/25/13 4:45 P

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Monday February 25th,

Goal---To weigh in @ 158 on February 27th, well I'm getting close. This is a mind thing with me, as I posted in the beginning of the month, I'm satisfied with my current weight I just wanted to get under the 160 mark.

Goal---No food after 7pm for 10 days----9/10 so far.

Goal--- To concentrate on the 10k distance---so far today 15.83 miles, including a 4.5 mile sustained run outside, It was icy so I took my time.

Goal-- To accumulate 30,000 steps 4x for the month, today 31,117, I think that's 7x, well there you go. emoticon

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2/25/13 1:26 P

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640/896 oz. of straight water as of Feb 24th
16/20 days of fitness as of Feb 24th (on schedule)
0/4 lb weight loss for February will weight on Feb 28th


This week will be the beginning of a whole new 4-week rotation using Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred DVDs, Leslie Sansone Walking DVDs, CLX Extreme Intervals and Burn It Up DVDs, and Debbie Sieber's Keep It Up DVD. I will rotate these individual DVDs each week. I am wanting to get total body and pure cardio days for this rotation. Kind of shaking things up differently!

Week 1 of 4:

Sun - Rest
Mon - Jillian Michael 30-Day Shred (Level 1)
Tue - Leslie Sansone Walking DVD (at least 3 miles)
Wed - CLX Extreme Intervals
Thu - CLX Burn It Up
Fri - Debbier Sieber's Keep It Up

I did JM's 30 Day Shred Level 1 this morning and circuit training is tough (incorporates cardio, strength, abs) in one session with no rest in-between. Yeah it is just 28 minutes but an intense session.

Wishing all success as we approach the end of February, too!

Pamela...Central Texas

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2/25/13 11:42 A

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As of February 24
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 1160/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 10/300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 60/300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 17/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 18/28
3. Track food daily: 18/28
4. Stay within calorie range:18/28


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2/24/13 7:48 P

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Sunday February 24th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance----Today I did a total of 15.17 miles----That's running/jogging/walking/& biking. There was no sustained 10k run involved.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month. So far 6x that included today (30,316)

Goal not to consume any food after 7pm for 10 days, so far 8/10.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2/23/13 12:29 P

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Saturday February 23rd.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance. This morning I threw this objective out of the window,
Today I ran/jogged/walked for 10.77 miles.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 steps 4x this month, so far 5x, and my fitbit refuses to work so no accounting for today.

Goal not to eat anything after 7pm for 10 days, so far 7/10 days.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th. It's fast approaching and I do not see any negative movement.

Laurie at least your getting in 20 minutes, some folks are just to tired to get in any sort of fitness. Keep it up!!!! emoticon

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2/22/13 11:25 P

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Friday 22 February:

22/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
620/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
295/400 minutes meditation
21/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
22/28 days vitamins
22/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 178.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Got my big 20 minutes in this evening. Now it's back to work. . . .
Laurie

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2/21/13 11:34 P

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Thursday 21 February:

21/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
600/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
295/400 minutes meditation
20/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
21/28 days vitamins
21/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 178.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Another quick check-in. I'm trying to do 20 minutes a day, even on busy days; I figure I can manage 20 minutes no matter what, and it refreshes me too. I look forward to having more time to share with you all soon! Thanks so much for your encouragement and support.
Laurie

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2/21/13 11:54 A

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As of February 20
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 925/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 10/300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 60/300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 12/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 13/28
3. Track food daily: 13/28
4. Stay within calorie range:13/28


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Again, I couldn't submit a post on yesterday so here is a recap of Wednesday and Thursday (today).

Wed - Strength training this morning with P90X Back & Biceps. Did the first half, plus, the cool down to make for an approximate 30 minute session. I increased weight size for Lawnmowers and the Elbow-out Lawnmowers exercises. There were a total of 12 different exercises for the first half of this session using weights and resistance tubes (my modification for a pullup/chinup bar). Weight sets in use today: 10, 11.25, 12.5, 13.75. I just love working these muscles. I did notice that my triceps & shoulder muscles were a little sore from Monday's session.

Thu - Cardio day was the use of CLX Extreme Intervals (cardio, strength, abs...41 mins)...it is an INTENSE full body workout using a stability ball, low weights, and your own body weight. Have you ever exercised and actually felt the heat radiating from your body? THAT is what I felt during this session! Glad it is done!

On Wednesday, I submitted a Spark Blog after taking a couple of fitness tests which I was pleased about, too. That was my first time taking those. Has anyone around here done those fitness tests offered by this site?

Laurie, I can understand when other life factors seem to get in the way of our plans (exercise minutes) but it is only temporary. You are definitely NOT in the couch potato category and will be just fine. When you do find that 'balance' again nothing will take your fire away! Hang in there.

Pamela...Central Texas

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2/20/13 11:34 P

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Wednesday 20 February:

20/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
580/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
295/400 minutes meditation
19/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
20/28 days vitamins
20/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 178.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Hi everyone!
Work is piling in again, so this is just a quick check-in to record my numbers. I'm not doing too well with the exercise minutes, but it's all a learning experience.
Good luck,
Laurie

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2/20/13 8:45 A

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Wed February 20th.

Goal not to eat anything past 7pm----okay 2/10 days. This is going to be a rough one for the next two days.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th---

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance---There will be no running for the next 2 days , I'm taking a trip up to one of my sons house.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month---So far 5x. emoticon

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Tuesday February 19th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance----Today I used the elliptical to get to the 10k, timed out at 60 minutes. Then I used two bikes--one recumbent one stationary upright and I hit the 10k miles twice.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month---So far 5x.

Goal not to eat anything after 7pm for the next 10 days--1/10.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on February 27th, I realize that it seems quite redundant to continue to post these goals , however I feel that it keeps me aware of what needs to be done in order to get to the finish line. emoticon

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Tuesday Feb 19....

Mike (Yanks)....YAY!! You have surpassed that "30,000 steps daily 4x month" goal for this month!!! Good luck on the rest of them, too.

Tue - Cardio this morning was P90X Cardio X! I hadn't done this workout in a few months and gave it a good try...lol. It is approximately 43 minutes long and I skipped over the yoga-style warm-ups (really don't like yoga) and did other types. I made some modifications to those Dreya Rolls (did a Pilates style of roll) and skipped that Superman/Banana combination move. Overall, I got in 26 minutes of nose-running and sweaty exercise! I still burned about 362 calories shortening this workout.

Pamela...Central Texas

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I won’t complain about “aging” because we have no control over that, but, none of us should allow our bodies to decay/rot which is all voluntary. It is up to each of us to do three things: exercise, use good nutrition, and commit to something or someone that brings us joy daily for the rest of our lives. (excerpt from Next Year Younger For Women book). My new motto!


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Monday February 17th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance---so today my strategy was to split up the 10k run, the 1st leg ( 3.1) timed out in 31.18, Then I walked for 35 minutes , then the 2nd leg timed out in 30.03. All in all I felt strong at the completion.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 steps daily 4x this month. Check off another day so far today 32, 989 and counting. So thats 5x this month.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th. In order to achieve this I have started not to eat anything after 7pm. That was over the weekend, lets see if I can do this for the remaining 10 days.The torture has begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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Mon - 30 minutes of the P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps completed this morning and it was tough all the way through. I used the 7.5 dumbbells set when weights were required. Five of the twelve moves involved various push-ups, too. This workout is affectionately called " Old Fashion Weightlifting 101"...yeah right!

Laurie, I just KNEW you would find that flow with your exercises! WTG on getting in 80 minutes!!

Hi LCCYcle!! It's good to hear that you are recovering from that accident. Laurie already gave suggestions on how to share your monthly goals here. There is nothing formal...just tell us each month what you want to accomplish....health related and/or other stuff. This is a great group in this discussion...so supportive they all are.

Pamela...Central Texas

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555/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
2/8 times up the Big Hill
295/400 minutes meditation
16/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
17/28 days vitamins
17/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 178.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Welcome, Nutron3! Those are great goals. I hope you’ll let us know how you’re doing.
Hi LCCycle! I’m glad you’re recovering from the accident. On this thread we each decide our own goals for the month. Just like you—you’re trying to do a little more yoga and cycling each week, and you have a specific weight loss goal. You can put some numbers to your exercise goals if you like (e.g., minutes, miles, or days per month). I look forward to reading about your progress.
Suzette, there are lots of exercise programs designed for those with limited space, including “hotel room” workouts. Good luck! By the time you read this, you will have found a wonderful “surprise” vacation destination. Woo hoo!
Pamela, thank you. Good luck with your water challenge. I cheat by adding a bit of flavor to the water (usually premixed lemon juice and stevia; I add a squirt to each glass of water).
BFerrell, just a wee extra push, and you will make that cardio goal.
Yanks, I hope you had a nice weekend.
Today I felt strong walking up the Big Hill, so I guess my week or so of rest did me good rather than harm. I was back to my usual 80 minutes of exercise this evening.
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As of February 17
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 770/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 10/300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 60/300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 11/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 12/28
3. Track food daily: 12/28
4. Stay within calorie range:12/28

I am really trying to make that cardio minutes. That will be the only exercise goal I will have a chance this month. I am still on restrictions with my elbows, will start physical therapy here in the next week or so.




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Hi! I don't quite know how to respond and track my numbers for the team goal. Is it here?
I'm just getting back on my feet after a January car accident. I'm doing much better, and have started back to cycling and yoga classes, not as many, but am pushing it a little further each week.
I've lost a pound, (now at 144) since I joined the loose 13 in the year goal.
Thanks for your sweet note and encouragement.

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Last week, I had a good week of staying on schedule with my fitness and coming under calories intake per My Fitness Pal. The water intake is still a challenge but I was expecting that but will keep working on it for the rest of this month as planned.

This is week 4 of 4 for this particular rotation which will be three days of strength & two days of cardio using P90X & CLX.

384/896 oz. of straight water for February (running 128 ounces behind on water consumption totals so far this month)
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Sun – rest
Mon – P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps (first half of dvd…30 minutes)
Tue – Cardio
Wed – P90X Back & Biceps (first half of dvd…25 minutes)
Thu – Cardio
Fri – P90X Legs & Back (leg exercises only…50 minutes)

Nutron, sounds like good goals you've got for this month and "Hi"!

Suzette, thank you for the birthday cheer and I'm in great company...lol. Have fun looking for quick vacation ideas before starting your new job, too.

Laurie, thank you for the birthday cheer as well! Congrats on that 1 pound loss because I KNOW how hard it can be, too. Let's keep working towards our monthly goals.....key word is "working" and we all are doing it!

Pamela...Central Texas

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Yeah - Happy Birthday Pamela! We're the same age for another 6 months.

Laurie - I'm in St Andrews, NB. One of my daughters is now living in Vancouver. This is a very large country :0( . Thank you for the advice re: trampoline. I don't have the room here. I really enjoy walking and running and playing tennis. If I had the room I'd put in a treadmill, but I just need to get past these next few months.

Yanks - we all know the scales are the least important measurement of our success. You keep doing just what you're doing and you'll keep healthy and happy. I'm betting next time you start out for the 10k run you'll make it (You can trick yourself past the 10K by telling yourself you're going for 12 today and then once you're past 10 decide what you want to do)

Had a great day! Got 60 mins of power walking in - up killer hills in St George, NB.

Also, it was my last day at job #1, and I don't start job #2 till Feb 27th ... soooo, since my hubby just happens to have this next week off (he teaches college in the US) I'm hitting the computer today to see what quickie vacation I can scare up.

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255/400 minutes meditation
14/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
15/28 days vitamins
15/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
1/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 178.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Pamela, happy birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Yanks, sometimes it can be rather mysterious. I've lost weight just by living in a different climate or being in a different emotional state. Good luck figuring it out!
Suzette, that's a long wait! I only exercise at home now; my one-room house looks like a gym, but it didn't cost much to buy what I needed. I recommend a mini-trampoline; the feeling is so great, and cheap trampolines are available. You can even get trampoline workouts on YouTube. A couple of nice ones for beginners are:
Bellicon 20-Minute Workout for Beginners
Bellicon Beginner Workout by Faith Caruso
The Bellicon is a very expensive mini-trampoline, but you can use a cheap one for these too. Good luck with whatever you decide to do while waiting for the gym to reopen.
Yes, I'm on the west coast now, but I'm originally from Ontario. I've lived various other places as well.
No exercise for 3 days (other than the big shopping trip and daily foot exercises). The scale went down, so I'm down 1 net pound. I already took my 1 cheat day during the shopping trip (my traveling companion shared a treat), so when I received a Valentine treat the next day I gave it away. I'm hoping to get back to my regular exercise schedule by Saturday. It will be a challenge trying to catch up on my minutes.
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Fri - Feb 15th and it's MY BIRTHDAY!!! I feel so blessed to see another year...number 59 as a matter of fact....LOL!! I am feeling great this morning and just finished a 37 minute (2.025 miles) walk outdoors with an average brisk pace of 3.2mph...lol. What a healthy way to start my "new year" ;)

Suzette, have a great weekend of fitness and fun!

Yanks, I knowwww what I put in my mouth is impacting my continued weight loss but with My Fitness Pal I've started tracking food and so far staying under or at food goal. Keep pushing!

Pamela...Central Texas

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Friday February 15th,


Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance. For the past two days I haven't had the juice to finish,it's got to be a mental block. Yesterday , 5.89 miles, today I biked for the 10k distance, walked for the 10k and then used the elliptical for the 10k.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month. Done!!!!!

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th. This am I weighed in @ 161, its not for the lack of fitness, that's for sure. It has to be what I'm putting in my body. emoticon

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Pamela - You're a bundle of energy! I'm really missing my gym. Small town - the hotel has been closed for major renos since the summer - will reopen in June. I have some equipment at home and do use it, but miss the flat out cardio and variety of equipment at the gym (and, of course the sauna)

Yanks - I remember when 5 km was in your sights. You've come a great distance.

Valentine's Day - I did get out for a 15 min power walk, but that was it. Only badness was 2 hershey's kisses, but kept calories well within range for the day. So, I'll take yesterday as my one day off this week (which means I've gotta keep it going through the weekend.)

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'tude - awesome!

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Happy Valentine's Day!!

Thu - It's Valentine's Day and Cardio!! Finished a 58.5 minute high intensity workout called P90X Kenpo X this morning and I feel great! It is a kickboxing circuit full of punches and kicks. This is a fun workout but excellent for the total body.

Yanks, wooohoooo...on making that daily steps goal this month and it is not even the end yet! Thanks bunches for those words of encouragement, too!! I just love having virtual health & fitness buddies!!

Suzette, good for YOU making that extra effort to exercise on yesterday...glad to hear our postings were motivating ;)

Laurie, how's today going for ya?

Pamela...Central Texas

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Thursday Feb 14th,

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance----Well yesterday included no fitness minutes, so much for changing my strategy for the run. I'll come up with something for today.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month----Done!!!!


Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th, What I'm going to do is next week combine a bunch of "tricks" in order to make this happen.

Suzzette-Congratulations on your new start, you will succeed. Now there are two team members from the North, Laurie is also from Canada, however she if from the western part, as I recall you are from the east.

Pamela--You continue to put forth an above standard effort, your positive vibes from your postings are much appreciated. emoticon

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I'm already benefiting from the encouragement here. Did NOT feel like exercising tonight. Didn't get up early enough this a.m. and was pooped. I thought - I'll make this my one day off. But, I checked in, saw you all posting your daily successes and, because I hadn't got any cardio done, did my strength exercises for both core and lower body to get enough calories in. I'm putting it in tonight, because I doubt I'll have any computer time in the a.m.

so, for today:
cals out: 258
cals in: great!
'tude - couldn't be better - have given my notice, so weight is lifted from my shoulders. Now, if I can just get it off my hips!

Thanks, all - Have a great Thursday. emoticon

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Wed - It was another strength training day and time to do the second half (25 mins) of P90X Back & Biceps. It was tough doing the 12 different moves and using weights for 8 of them but that is what I expect from a workout session for it to be worthwhile. I like the idea of logging reps and weights per exercise to use for comparison of past sessions. I didn't increase sizes this session but did increase number of reps in five exercises. Weights in use today were 5, 10, 11.25, 12.5, 13.75.

Note: I stopped by Whataburger for lunch (usually eat at home) and consumed a burger and large fries...no drink other than plain water (sticking to Feb goal..lol). Do you know that I input that meal into My Fitness Pal app and it was a total of 1070 calories!!!!! WTH?? Okkkkaaay...I won't be adding a large fry again!! That alone was 640 calories! Thank goodness that I burned calories with my intense strength training session today...LOL!

Hi Suzette - WTG on your goals and CONGRATS on starting a new job. Not only will you get a nice workout twice per day walking to work but saving gasoline...lol.

Everyone keep up the great work!

Pamela...Central Texas

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Weigh-in Wednesday:165.5
cals out - 256
cals in - on target
tude - great! accepted new job yesterday.
Giving notice as soon as I go into work.
New job will mean that two days a week I can have a 23 min walk to work both ways instead of the same time driving. (not the only reason for the switch :0) )

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Tuesday 12 February:

12/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
455/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
1/8 times up the Big Hill
215/400 minutes meditation
12/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
12/28 days vitamins
12/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 2 lbs, current weight 181.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Just a quick check-in today. I've made it through my pile of work (for now) and hope to be back to a more regular exercise schedule in a day or two.
I'm glad you all are doing so well this week!
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As of February 12
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 525/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 8/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 9/28
3. Track food daily: 9/28
4. Stay within calorie range:9/28





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Tuesday February 12th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance---Today on the TM I ran the 10k distance, timed out @ 65.57. It was an okay run, nothing to write home about. Tomorrow a different strategy.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month---Today 34,012 that's a hit, so you can check this goal off. ( That's a bit over 17 miles according to the fitbit)

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on February 27th. We'll see!!!! emoticon



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Hi Team!

Welcome to this discussion, Suzette! One day at a time with your health & fitness journey will bring the success that you desire. There is so much information available to help anyone of us...if one thing is not working for ya, there is always something else to try. It is a "journey" and there is no "time limit" involved.

Laurie, you are finding that "balance" with fitness and eating even when short on time and energy. That alone speaks volumes of how far you have come with an overall attitude about your health and I like that! Keep pushing play and bringing it however you can!!

Yanks, continue to be careful in your movements on that snowy and icy surfaces.

Tue - Cardio was CLX Burn It Off (30 mins) which is an athletic interval-type of workout. It is short but HIGH intensity. Of course it had those Screamers and Burpees...lol..whoa mama! This circuit always gives me a runny nose...lol.

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Yanks! - So good to see you here!
I just read your post regarding your stroke and recuperation. You are a wonder and an inspiration. I've had life issues myself over the last couple of years, but back at it now!
Your being here brings a smile to my face.

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Monday 11 February:

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175/400 minutes meditation
11/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
11/28 days vitamins
11/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 2 lbs, current weight 181.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Welcome, Suzette! Yes, it can be hard, but when we keep trying it really does get easier. Good luck with your goals. I look forward to reading about your successes.
Yanks, the snow won't last forever, and you'll be able to focus again on your specific goals. In the meantime, you're getting lots of exercise one way or another.
Pamela, I'm always glad to see your posts, whenever you can post. Way to go on upping some of the dumbbell weights.
Just 15 minutes of exercise today, and a body scan meditation (an excuse to lie down). I'm a bit disappointed that work is taking most of my energy, but I give myself a pat on the back for doing what I can with whatever energy is left over, instead of watching a movie or something. Also, I'm eating less lately. Woo hoo!.
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Monday February 11th.

Goal--To concentrate on the 10k distance-----Day # 4 no running due to the snow accumulations.

Goal---To accumulate 30,000 steps 4x this month ---So far 3x, I'll be lucky to get in 10,000 today, the roads are extremely icy. I took a 2 mile walk to the deli it took me a little over 60 minutes. I usually can walk it in 30.

Goal to weigh in on Feb 27th @ 158 lbs. I'm afraid this one might be out of reach.

Suzzette welcome back, whatever I can do to assist just let me know. emoticon





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Oh dear! - I'm up 20 pounds, after having reached my goal in June of 2011. Why is this so hard?
Regrouping. Just bought a new HRM. Hopefully I can figure out how to track calories burned during exercise. It's more advanced than my previous one. (likely past my technological capabilities)

Goals:
- at least 250 calories burn each of 6 days/week from exercise
- keeping within my range for all macronutrients
- keep positive attitude regarding weight and weight loss.

I will attempt to weigh in only once/week. I figure Wednesday is the safest bet.
I have an unexpected day off today. I won't be posting much, but will try to at least check in on these goals EVERY DAY. I'm planning on losing this nasty 20 pounds in 21 weeks, but won't stress about weekly ups or down.(I'm writing this down, but not fully believing in it)
Day 1 of 149 days to 145 pounds.
(21 x 7 + 2 to take it to Wednesday) July 8th is target date.

Thank you all for being here.
Let us all be strong in our convictions! emoticon

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Sometimes I have a hard time posting ....site will act quirky for me. It's Monday, Feb 11th and below is what's happening for me so far and plans for this week.

This is week 3 of 4 for this particular rotation which will be three days of strength, two days of cardio and two days of abs using P90X & CLX.

232/896 oz. of straight water for February (running a little behind on water consumption totals so far this month)
7/20 days of fitness for February (on schedule)
0/4 lb weight loss for February

Mon - Did the last 12 exercises of P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps and it was tough going which I did like. I was able to increase the numbers of pushups from my toes and knees this week, plus increase the size of dumbbells used for certain exercises. Using a 7.5 dumbbells doing Fly-row Presses was very hard and too heavy. Next week I will definitely drop down in size for this particular movement. Weights in use today: 7.5 (8 0f 12 exercises require weights). This ended up being a 35 minute session.

Yanks, a close family friend lives in CT and they had about 40" of snowfall and have been practically barricaded in their home since that storm first hit! I sure wish for things to warm up quickly to melt that stuff very soon. You got a great workout with the shoveling, too.

BFerrell & Laurie, you all are doing a great job so lets keep pushing play.

Pamela...Central Texas

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Sunday 10 February:

10/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
435/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
1/8 times up the Big Hill
135/400 minutes meditation
10/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
10/28 days vitamins
10/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 2 lbs, current weight 181.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

I tried to do an easy session this evening, but didn't make it through that. Zzzzzz.... Anyway 35 minutes and everything else is okay.
BFerrell, your numbers are looking very good!
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1. 1500 cardio minutes: 425/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

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1. 64 Ounces daily water: 8/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 8/28
3. Track food daily: 8/28
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9/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
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9/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 2 lbs, current weight 181.5
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Still busy, but I managed to do 110 nice exercise minutes this evening. About half of that was yoga, so it wasn't as strenuous as it sounds.
Yanks, 3 hours of snow shoveling. I hope you found some enjoyment in it.
Good luck with your goals, everyone.
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Saturday February 9th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10 k distance. No running for the past two days.

Goal to accumulate 30.000 steps daily 4x this month. So far 3x.

Goal to weigh in at 158 lbs on Feb 27th.

Well today's fitness consisted in snow shoveling, about 3hrs worth. ( we had 32" yesterday and last night) emoticon

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8/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
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95/400 minutes meditation
8/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
8/28 days vitamins
8/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 2 lbs, current weight 181.5
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Yanks, that certainly is amazing. I had no idea your stroke was so recent. Thank you for inspiring us all.
Pamela, that's great that you were able to increase your reps.
I worked again today and felt too worn out to do much exercising--but I did do something, so I'm glad about developing new habits (or renewing former good habits).
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Yanks, yesss...what you were able to do post-stroke was amazing!! It is so good that you were asked to be interviewed and may it be a blessing to so many that get to view it, too. You are going to meet your "30,000 steps daily 4x this month" goal.

Laurie, our weight loss goal is very similar. My starting weight was a little over 200 and my final goal is around 150-155. It seems the last few pounds are the toughest to reach but that is okay. We can keep grinding towards it.

Fri - Did first half of P90X Back & Biceps...love working the two areas known as the "glamour muscles"... (30 mins). I was able to increase the number of reps in 6 of the 12 exercises. I maintained the same weight sizes as last week (10, 11.25, 12.5, 13.75). Also did a 5-minute Core work (abs, obliques) on the stability ball.

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Friday February 8th

Goal to concentrate o the 10k distance----Yesterday early morning fitness included a 10k jaunt on the elliptical timed out in 55.30.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 steps daily 4x this month---Yesterday 31,785 , that's 3x this month.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on the 27th.

On May 10th 2012 , I had a full blown stroke , because of quick action by all parties involved I am functioning well. By quick action I mean I was operated on within 2 hrs, and the process they used was to remove the blood clots from my brain. I was released from the hospital within 2 days, and all sorts of mental and physical therapies were put into place.
That's why when they asked me to interview and to be video taped I jumped at the offer, so that I could help out any future victims. By the way I ran my 1st post stroke 5k on July 4th just 7 weeks later, amazing. emoticon

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275/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
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95/400 minutes meditation
7/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
7/28 days vitamins
7/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 2 lbs, current weight 181.5
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Thank you, Pamela. I don't care too much about a pound or two; mostly I'm interested in the difference between "about 200" and "about 150." The weekly weigh-ins help keep me honest. It's so easy to convince myself I can get away with poor eating habits and laziness, but the scale tells me otherwise.
BFerrell, you are wise to avoid the elbow grinders for now, but I see that you are really motivated to do well with the other aspects of your plan. Way to go!
Yanks, I hope you had fun being a star.
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1. 1500 cardio minutes: 300/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 6/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 6/28
3. Track food daily: 6/28
4. Stay within calorie range:6/28

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Oh wow Yanks, brrrrr....I guess 32 degrees is great running temps but much too chilly for my bones. Glad you got out there and did your thing in the wind. How long ago did you suffer a stroke? You are such an inspiration!

Laurie, I fluctuate on average 2lbs up and down, too. I would get concerned if the fluctuation was greater. There are too many factors that can affect weight so I tend to focus on body measurements. Please don't sweat it...no pun intended :)

Thu - Cardio this morning was a 57 minute walk at a brisk pace with slight up and down hills around the property. I felt really good afterwards. Guess what? I had no residual soreness in my lower body after yesterday's intense workout.

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6/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
265/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
1/8 times up the Big Hill
95/400 minutes meditation
6/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
6/28 days vitamins
6/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) GAINED 2 lbs, current weight 181.5
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Pamela, you continue to amaze me. Today I used ONE-pound weights.
Yanks, just being out in the wind can be a workout in itself. No wonder you were hot and haggard! I hope you'll keep us posted on the test subject experience.
I gained back 2 of the pounds I lost, but that's how it goes sometimes. They will come off again!
Laurie

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Wednesday February 6th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance---Today I took on the elements, very windy, not to cold about 32 degrees. I jogged the 10k distance timed out in 70.43 , I felt a bit haggard at the end. I was extremely hot, to many layers, I would rather have to many you can always peel them off. I am truly blessed.
Goal to accumulate 30,000 steps 4x this month. So far 2x.
Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th. We'll see.

Tomorrow I'm going to be interviewed and taped at Stony Brook Hospital by the Neurology Department. They want to use me as a "test" subject for stroke victims, seeing as I have made a remarkable recovery. It's all in the timing, and getting the proper care emoticon

Pamela , the soreness is well earned.
Laurie congratulations on your increase in business, you will find the time.


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Laurie, we know you got this! Happy for you that business is picking up!

Wed - I did Chalene Extreme's Lower Body Extreme Zone workout this morning instead of P90X Back & Biceps which I will do on Friday. This workout hit every muscle below the belly button and had me drenched at the end of the 41 minutes! I used the same 7.5 lb weights whenever it called for some resistance. This workout was full of squats, lunge variations, deadlifts, bowler lunges, screamers, etc,,,lol). Chalene has 2 sets of push-ups (12 reps each, 1 set w/ leg extension to the side, 1 set w/ a basic leg extension/ to the back), 10 min & 20 min into the workout as recovery from the lower body exercises.Push-ups a recovery?? LOL

I am expecting to have soreness in my outer/inner thighs, glutes, and hamstrings by tomorrow...lol.This workout is also a GREAT substitute for the P90X Legs & Back which is a part of my rotation.

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Tuesday 5 February:

5/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
175/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
1/8 times up the Big Hill
65/400 minutes meditation
5/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
5/28 days vitamins
5/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 179.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Working all day and evening. I don't have much to report here, but I wanted to record what I did do. I was so concerned about money while business was slow, so I'm glad to have work coming in now. Don't worry, I haven't lost my focus--there will be many days when I have time for a full workout.
Thanks for being here, everyone!
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Tuesday February 5th.


Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance.-----Today was a no run day so I used the elliptical machine for the 10k distance, timed out in 57.19. ----Not as challenging as a run however it keeps my old bones loose.

Goal to walk 30,000 steps daily 4x this month----So far 2x.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 on Feb 27th. emoticon

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Great job!

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As of February 5 morning:

120/896 oz. of straight water (taking baby steps this month...it's at least 32 oz/day)
3/20 days of fitness
0/4 lb weight loss

Tue - Did some interval type walking outdoors this morning for 35 minutes. Had a good time walking to the different beats of music. This was cardio for today.

BFERRELL, I like your goals....those elbows will be all healed very soon, too. Take care and keep doing what you can. :)

Laurie, thanks for the support and enjoy burning those DVD mixes, too!

Yanks, You are pushing through towards those goals for this month.

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As of February 4
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 150/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 300 minutes
4. Lose 6 pounds

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 4/28
2. Take my vitamins daily: 4/28
3. Track food daily: 4/28
4. Stay within calorie range:4/28


I am on restrictions with my elbows for at least two weeks, so once that is lifted I will reenter my strength training minute goal. And as soon as I can bend my knees I will reevaluate that too! What a mess.......


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4/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
160/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
1/8 times up the Big Hill
65/400 minutes meditation
4/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
4/28 days vitamins
4/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 179.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

Pamela, good luck with the water challenge.
Yanks, I'm so impressed by your determination.
I'm still burning DVDs of the workouts and music mixes I downloaded. Yay!
How is everyone else doing?
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Monday February 4th.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance. Today I Jogged/ Ran the 10k distance in 65.43, that's about 10 minutes above my pb, however I feel like I'm blessed that I can even complete this distance.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month, today 35,000 and counting, so that's 2x so far.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 at the end of the month, this is a stickler, emoticon If I keep on eating Pizza and Bagels, like this past weekend I'm going to be 168!!!!!!!!

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Welcome Spirit-60!! Wishing you and everyone great success on established goals this month, too!

I REALLY need to challenge myself with increasing water consumption which has always been very lacking over the years and especially since becoming consistent with exercise which is a no no. So, this month's special challenge for myself will be the following which I will update stats on Sundays.

56/896 oz. of straight water for February (taking baby steps this month...it's at least 4 cups per day)
1/20 days of fitness for February
0/4 lb weight loss for February

I am starting week 2 of 4 for this rotation:
Sun – rest
Mon – P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps (first half of dvd…30 minutes)
Tue – Cardio
Wed – Back & Biceps (first half of dvd…25 minutes)
Thu – Cardio
Fri – P90X Legs & Back (leg exercises only…50 minutes)

Mon - This is the start of week 2 of 4 for the same rotation. Instead of doing the 55 minutes of P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps (old fashion weightlifting 101), I did the first half (approximately 30 minutes). This first half has 12 different exercise moves working all three areas. Of course, it continues to be a tough circuit no matter what with four of the twelve exercises being different forms of push-ups! During week 3 of this rotation I will perform the second half of this circuit.

Pamela...Central Texas

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Sunday 3 February:

3/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
85/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
1/8 times up the Big Hill
60/400 minutes meditation
3/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
3/28 days vitamins
3/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 179.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

No cardio, strength, or walking for 2 days because of work deadlines, but I have been doing fine with everything else.
Nice goals, everyone! Good luck.
BFerrell, congratulations on the weight loss.
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Hi, New here, but I do have goals and will insert each as time progresses.
Main goals:
Eat more fruits and veges in my day
Take and go for walks outside daily, even if only for 10 and still do the 5000 steps daily
Stress Less....(usually this is the problem area at work) emoticon

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As of February 2
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 50/1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 300 minutes

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: 2/28
2. Take my vitamins daily:2 /28
3. Track food daily: 2/28
4. Stay within calorie range:2/28

Lost some weight this month. So I want to continue to lose in Feb too.



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during the month of Feb, I want to get back down to the 150's again, I did it in Jan but went back up before the month was over. grrrrr. Plus I want to do my dailys
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I have league matches all month so I want to eat right to be able to move and breathe good!

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Having a good and healthy breakfast each and every day
Getting outside for a walk each day
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Saturday February 2nd.

Goal to concentrate on the 10 k distance----Todays run 64.35 minutes, I felt super strong at the end, I had to stop 3 times during the run because of my left foot.

Goal to attain 30,000 daily steps 4x this month 30,383 so far for today. That's 1 down and 3 to go.

Goal to weigh in @ 158 at the end of the month. emoticon

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Friday 1 February:

1/28 days foot exercises (approx 5 min daily)
75/1500 home exercise minutes (including the above)
1/8 times up the Big Hill
15/400 minutes meditation
1/27 days Atkins way of eating (allowing 1 cheat day)
1/28 days vitamins
1/28 days zero tolerance for criticism of my weight or weight loss efforts
0/4 lbs lost (weigh in weekly) current weight 179.5
0/2 consecutive "real" Dreya rolls

I'm finding that I get weak or rusty in some areas. So although my basic pattern will remain the same (one day cardio and core, one day strength and stretch), I'm going to change the specific workouts each week. For example, this week for strength I'm doing a Tai Chi-inspired workout with light weights; next week I might do a circuit interval workout, and something else the week after. My own stretch routine this week, yoga next week, etc. Core and cardio workouts will also change each week. Thank you Yanks for inspiring me to switch more often.
I've enjoyed reading about everyone's goals for this month. I hope we can all help each other reach them.
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During the month of February, I would like to be active at least 6 days out of the week. My exercise level does need to increase. I would like to lose a minimum of 5 lbs during this current month. My food intake is good and am eating within my calorie range. I need to stay focussed and log in my time spent exercising and logging in my food intake on a daily basis. It is so hard to do when you are not in your own home.

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Well here we go again another month down and another month up, I'll give this thread another shot, it's good for my head.

Goal to concentrate on the 10k distance, to see what kind of improvements I can ascertain both physically and mentally. Today I jogged/ran the 10k distance in 70 minutes, and I felt strong at the end. My left foot continues to be problematic.

Goal to accumulate 30,000 daily steps 4x this month. I've done this only once in the past.

Goal to come out of the month @ 158, that's a drop of 2lbs, I'm getting tired of 160+.

That's all I've got so far, stay focused, stay smart, stay alert!!! emoticon

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I need to increase my water intake too. I just can't seem to fit it in. Sounds so stupid but I forget to drink. So that will be one of my goals as well. Below are my goals for February. Almost exactly like January, I want to get that cardio goal. I really felt it was in reach until I fell off the treadmill. I will post my goals but might need to adjust my strength training goals depending on if I have any limitations (or not) with my elbows.
Exercise Goals:
1. 1500 cardio minutes: 1500 minutes
2. 300 Strength training minutes: 300 minutes
3. Walk after dinner: 300 minutes

My Feb Misc Goals
1. 64 Ounces daily water: /28
2. Take my vitamins daily: /28
3. Track food daily: /28
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2/1/13 11:34 A

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I can't believe that it is February! Good Day to each of you and wishing all the very best towards the goals you set for this month. I always set exercise goals at the beginning of each week and sometimes outline them to cover at least 4 weeks upfront.

I REALLY need to challenge myself with increasing water consumption which has always been very lacking over the years and especially since becoming consistent with exercise which is a no no. So, this month's special challenge for myself will be the following:

0/896 ozs of straight water for February (taking baby steps this month...it's at least 4 cups per day)
0/20 days of fitness for February
0/4 lbs weight loss for February

I will plan to update my stats on Sundays.

Feb 1 / Fri - Even with omitting all of the back exercises in P90X Legs & Back, it was STILL 50 minutes long out of 60 minutes total!I was fast forwarding past each back move because that area got worked on Wednesday. I wanted to just concentrate on my legs.My biceps are still sore two days later and my legs were slightly sore before today, too.This week is done and I'll "rest" from formal workouts this weekend and start up again on Monday.

Edited by: NEWAGAIN at: 2/4/2013 (10:25)
Pamela...Central Texas

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I won’t complain about “aging” because we have no control over that, but, none of us should allow our bodies to decay/rot which is all voluntary. It is up to each of us to do three things: exercise, use good nutrition, and commit to something or someone that brings us joy daily for the rest of our lives. (excerpt from Next Year Younger For Women book). My new motto!


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2/1/13 12:58 A

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Plateau busting... got to get back to losing again!

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1/31/13 10:37 P

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I finally dropped a couple of pounds so I'm highly motivated. I also just purchased my exercise mat so my goal for this month is to incorporate some mat exercises into my workouts. I'd really love to be able to tone things from the waist down. emoticon

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1/31/13 9:15 P

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What specific challenges do you want to address this month? Food, exercise, weight loss, lifestyle? Here's a thread where we can choose our own goals, keep track of our progress, and support one another. For ideas and inspiration, please feel free to check out the January Goals and Resolutions thread.
Laurie

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