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2/6/07 8:22 A

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I do push ups and crunches (I aim for 3X/week). I used to do yoga and still do some poses but more for stretching and relaxation than anything else. The elliptical seems to be a total body workout--I hurt from one end to the other, front to back when I'm finished emoticon . Guess that's my core...I'm guessing though that I don't do enough crunchs to really see a difference in a week unless I lose a bit of weight as well...here's hoping!

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2/5/07 4:07 P

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I've done my core exercises for today and added a few that weren't on SP that I found. I'm not to comfortable with using the ball so what I'm doing right now is without it. I'm also not very good at crunches (never had been) but in my pilates workout I'm able to do them so I will be getting them in with that.

SO what is everyone doing as far as exercises for this challenge or are we hush, hush lol...

Carol

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DHMTUTTLE's Photo DHMTUTTLE Posts: 32
2/5/07 2:03 P

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Name: Heather
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Waist Measurement Week one: 41.5 inches
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I have been doing an hour long Pilates twice a week in a class setting, but in order to up my efforts for this challenge I will begin a home workout - 20 minutes 2 - 3 times a week. I hate ab work, but I will also work my way up to 100 crunches this month.

I already own the "You on a Diet" and LOVE it! I'll check out the websites too. I know the American Heart Association used to have a program where you could participate in a walking program they have. I'll find my info and post it tomorrow.

Bye for now.
Heather

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2/4/07 11:35 A

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Name: Kathy
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Waist Measurement Week one: 40
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THE JOY OF DISCIPLINE OR THE PAIN OF REGRET. WHICH WILL IT BE TODAY?

Discipline is doing what you don''t want to do so you can do what you really want to do."

What doesn''t kill you can only make you stronger!

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing- that's why we recommend it daily.

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2/3/07 9:43 P

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Waist Measurement Week one: 47"
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"Know your limits..but never stop trying to exceed them." - Anonymous


 
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2/2/07 4:20 P

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Name: Kathy
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THE JOY OF DISCIPLINE OR THE PAIN OF REGRET. WHICH WILL IT BE TODAY?

Discipline is doing what you don''t want to do so you can do what you really want to do."

What doesn''t kill you can only make you stronger!

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing- that's why we recommend it daily.

- Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker


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2/2/07 4:07 P

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Name: Carol
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Waist Measurement Week one: 49.5
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Week One: Waist Not Want Not!


Edited by: ECAROLP at: 2/4/2007 (08:55)
Carol

SW - 310
SW (8/26/10) - 291.6
8/29/10 - 289
SW 2 -285
Jan 22 - 282
June 26 - 275
Aug 7 -280
Sept - 286
Oct - 281
Nov - 24 - 277
Dec - 16 - 276
Feb - 1 - 274.5
July - 27-10 - 284 (due to reaction to a bp pill that caused me to feel drained, lifeless, no energy.. I quit it.. bp is fine.. not recommending to others to do the same)
July 30-11 277.6


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2/1/07 11:17 P

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Name: Natalie
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2/1/07 6:16 A

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Name: Darcy
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Waist Measurement Week one: 43"
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Edited by: NIGHTINGALE2U at: 2/3/2007 (07:54)
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1/31/07 5:08 P

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Waist Measurement Week one: 41" emoticon emoticon
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Edited by: GRANDME26 at: 2/4/2007 (13:12)
 
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1/31/07 4:32 P

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Waist Measurement Week one: 36in.
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1/31/07 2:58 P

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Name: Heather
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Waist Measurement Week one: 32"
Plate diameter: 8"
Week two: 31.3
Inches lost: -.7
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Edited by: HEATHERAUGUST at: 2/9/2007 (08:30)
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Name: Tami
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Waist Measurement Week one: 38 inches - 6 to go to a healthy waist!!!!!
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Edited by: BETHECHANGE at: 2/11/2007 (12:12)
"If you're going through hell, keep going"--Winston Churchill
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still. --Chinese proverb
Even the darkest hour only has 60 minutes--Morris Mandel
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Name: Susan
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Waist Measurement Week one: 47.5 inches
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Edited by: MOONDAY at: 2/3/2007 (07:17)
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LOVE YOUR HEART CHALLENGE
This is 3 week challenge and then we take a four day break before we start our March Challenge.


Every week I will open up a new thread to change the different stages in the challenges. The only thing that will stay the same is the monitoring of YOUR WAIST.
You will be measuring you waist at the beginning of each week and will continue to monitor how many inches around your waist you will lose.

I recommend you purchase the book “YOU ON A DIET”
by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
(You can get it from ZOOBA for $9.95 this includes shipping and handling and Tami would be glad to have the recommendations! And it will ship FAST). Just email her.

According to Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen one of the most important things is that the fat around your waist of a woman NEEDS TO GO!
It damages the liver and of course other organs as well, and the target of the woman’s waist should be 32 inches or less.
So you will measure your waist and record it and yes if you like you can SUCK in your gut, which is fine.

Week one Sunday February 4th through Saturday 10th -

Week One: Waist Not Want Not!

Week two Sunday February 11th through Saturday 17th

Week Two: Have Heart!

Week three Sunday February 18th through Saturday 24th

Week Three: Love Your Heart, Love Yourself!



Items you might want to book mark you will need:

http://www.americanheart.org/

http://heartcheckmark.org/

The challenge is really simply – and you are competing against YOURSELF and FOR YOURSELF. For a healthier YOU. And you are to learn more about what is important to YOUR HEART.
Ohhhhh okay, a bonus of course is if you lose more inches over a team mate and more pounds you get BRAGGING RIGHTS as well!!! And you can be the HINEY KICKING TEAM MATE OF FEBRUARY. How is that!

Please check out the heartcheckmark.org in detail because it really talks about shopping and after all, we all can learn more about shopping and what is good for us and not good for us. The great thing about it is, you can create a shopping list and print it out as well.
Now, what I am doing is actually using some of the TOOLS from STAGE TWO for the next three weeks and combining them with items from the Heart Associations and “You on a Diet”. Of course, keep in mind…you have to do what is right for you and what works for you, because we are all individuals and we all adopt things to work for us. And you may already be in stage three or even four. Or you may still be in stage one. THAT IS OKAY!
Are you ready???
There will also be a template or assignments for whatever challenge we are doing…
Soooo…I guess you are going to have to pay attention…
Ppsstttttttt and hope I don’t get sick!
What you see below will be part of your template on each thread. So make sure you copy this part onto EVERY THREAD. The other part WEEK ONE, of course is just for this thread...as week two and three will change.
Week one assignments etc will go up well..soon...
Susan


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Your challenge for the week is to add core and specifically WAIST exercises to your existing program! And yes it is up to you to find those exercises. SparksPeople has tons of them listed, but you can think outside the box and look on the internet or ask at your gym to help you target your WAIST area.
The purpose of course during this month is to REDUCE your waist size.
Now…as with any exercise program, especially if you are working a specific MUSCLE GROUP, you must let it rest for at least 24 hours before you work it again.
Remember, what builds the muscles is that you are tearing them (this is what often makes them hurt after 24 hours after the workout), and then you rest them a day, before you work that area again. This is why you often work another area before starting over again. The great thing is, you can for instance work your core front one day, then work the sides…this is why I suggest you ASK for help if at all POSSIBLE!
Do NOT work the same muscle group EVERY SINGLE DAY, this is more damaging then helpful.
If you find a great exercise, please share it with us on OUR THREAD!

Next – MEASURE YOUR PLATE. Yes…you heard me..measure your plate. A plate should be nine inches or less. Then do your own research hear at SP or at AHA and fill your plate up with the GOOD STUFF! Balance it out, eat those VEGGIES AND FRUITS. Also…I gave you a link from AHA that gives you a list that has all approved American Heart Association Foods. You can find them all listed on the site and you can even print them out for your next shopping trip if you like. The symbols are listed on the items at your store.

This is from STAGE TWO on SP and it is all about CONTROL PORTIONS:


People are getting bigger. That's no secret. Here's something that's not as well-known: our food is getting bigger too. A LOT bigger.

From 1977 to 1997, hamburgers expanded by 23%; a plate of Mexican food got 27% bigger; soft drinks increased by 52%; snacks (potato chips, pretzels, crackers) grew 60%. We're now entering the second generation of overeaters who can't believe that a fast food soft drink used to come in 10 ounce cups. There's actually a frozen entrée that proudly sells itself as "1 Pound of Food," as if its total mass was a benefit.

Are they serious? This is getting ridiculous!

Well, no more... The first step to diet renewal is to regain some control over what goes on your plate. During your Fast Break, you started tracking food and calories to get a clear picture of what your current diet looks like. This week, you're going to focus on Food Portions. With careful measurement, you'll learn exactly how many servings you're eating, then reduce portions until they're more in line with recommended serving sizes.

This will be the habit that can cut the most calories the quickest. You could literally lose weight by doing nothing more than eating single servings of your favorite foods instead of the culinary pile of calories you're normally faced with.

Do you ever feel obligated to finish everything on your plate, even if you're not hungry? You're probably a member of the Clean Plate Club. Formed with good intentions, this concept can cause more harm than good in this time of absurd portions. The American Institute for Cancer Research found that 67% of Americans eat everything on their plates, regardless of size. Problem is, a typical dinner plate holds three serving of spaghetti, not just one. A better strategy is to find ways to put less on your plate to begin with.

Here are some other Portion Control tips:
• Use smaller plates and bowls. There's a proven link between the perceived size of food and appetite.
• Order an appetizer as an entree. Remember to stay away from fried foods though.
• Order from the lunch menu at dinnertime.
• Leftovers are okay. Ask the server to wrap up half your meal before bringing it out.
• Order smaller sizes such as a half-order of pasta or a "petite" cut of meat. Even so, portions may still be hefty. It's not unusual for a "smaller" portion of meat to be an 8-ounce serving.
• Pay attention to what you're eating. You'll eat more if you're mindlessly grazing or staring at the TV.
• Learn to read food labels, but be careful. Serving sizes can be misleading (for example, a can of cola is technically two servings.)

A Quick Note:
As you cut down portions, you may feel a little hungry at first. To offset this temporary hunger without eating more:
• Drink more water
• Eat fiber-loaded foods
• Eat low-calorie foods first
• Eat slowly, put the fork down between bites








Edited by: MOONDAY at: 2/22/2008 (08:35)
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