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JESPAH's Photo JESPAH Posts: 12,194
11/22/11 8:29 A

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Oops, forgot to report - 2 lbs. up since last week (this is typical for me these days. It should be gone within the month).

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11/21/11 10:13 A

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Re-engage in:
- morning meditation and exercise - no progress yet and I may need to find a 'new' approach as I'm going to start training for tri in the early mornings!
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- prep of breakfast and lunch emoticon
- walking @ lunch - not last week or this - family coming in for Turkey day!

Prepare for:
Sprint tri for next summer emoticon
Training starting next week!

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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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11/21/11 12:42 A

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* Go outside for at least 15 minutes per day. -- I've been under deadlines, so have not created the time to do this every single day, but have done it some days, including one in the dark! Better than not at all.
* Meditate for at least 10 minutes per day. -- I have not done this.
* Eat five to nine fruits and vegetables per day. -- I have been on the "five" end of the scale, but I am getting them in!
* Walk at least two miles three times per week. -- I've walked twice this week, although each walk was longer than two miles, so perhaps it evens out (not!).

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No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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NONIE_C's Photo NONIE_C Posts: 3,249
11/19/11 10:24 P

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It looks like everyone is off to a very positive start. Way to go team!!! emoticon

Here's the story with my first week's stats:

emoticon Begin each day with yoga & prayer.
I love beginning my day this way...LOVE IT!

emoticon Do *AT LEAST* 10-30 mins of cardio every day.
I've been good about at least getting in a 10 min walk, but I really need to get more serious about this goal. If I want to get down to the business of lightening up (in the body), 30 mins a day is where it's at. I just need to fit it in where I can - 10 mins here, and 10 mins there should do it. So, for this coming week, I'd like to get 20-30 mins a day of make-me-sweat cardio.


emoticon Strength Training before bed.
20 pushups and 20 crunches each night! Woo-hoo!!!

emoticon Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, and more when I exercise hard.
Mostly, I am so good about this, but I did have 2 days this week where I came in around only 6 or 7 - that's not good. Gotta get that water!!! So very important! I've been drinking 2 cups right after I wake up, which is a great way to start the day...gonna keep doing that!

emoticon Eat fruit and/or veggies with every meal.
Again, I have done this mostly. However, even if I don't eat one with *EVERY* meal, I can still make up for it by having 3 servings with the next meal (not that I did that every time, but I did today...). Need to be more on this one. And I should probably up the quantity to 2 svgs with each meal and 1 svg with a snack - that way I'm ensured my 7 svgs a day...yes. I like that.

emoticon Remember to track food, water, fitness, fruits/veggies every day.
Yeee-ha!!! And this is why I know when I didn't get all my water or veggies hehehe

emoticon Get 7-9 hrs of sleep a night.
I love bed! I am so glad I've been turning out that light and letting my mind wander away.

emoticon Schedule *at least* 3 hours a week for writing projects.
So close!!! I got in 1.5 hrs last week and, if I stick to the hour I have planned tomorrow, I'll have done 2.5 this week. Not too shabby. Just gotta keep on, keepin' on.

Wishing you all a healthy-choices kind of week and a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!

Edited by: NONIE_C at: 11/20/2011 (08:16)
~*~ Nicole ~*~

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ABURRIS2's Photo ABURRIS2 Posts: 730
11/19/11 12:36 P

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~ track food and exercise
I tracked well enough without obsessing about details, which I can easily do. However, I was not terribly wise about balancing my choices. I also enjoyed really good wine perhaps too many times for one week. That said, I am down a couple of pounds but not sure why.

~10 min/day rotating ST and 10 min/day walking
My back is unhappy with doing both the same day, so I am alternating. Maha, I have to just ignore the wimpy-ness of the current state and keep pushing on!

~ weekly Feldenkrais class plus its morning loosening routine
This is just wonderful and I am doing it consistently. I believe it's helping my sleep as well as bringing some normal to my gait.

~"chase the sun" by chasing Beauty: see, touch, create, read or photograph
This is a challenge for me to focus on but clearly needed. I've taken pictures, done some collage and poetry. I read constantly but it's with a different eye holding beauty and the intention to share it in mind.

~ post as an active member of this team
I tend to keep to myself and I want to do this a little differently. I'm not sure what that means yet but here I am.

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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2WHEELEDSHARON's Photo 2WHEELEDSHARON Posts: 3,430
11/19/11 11:54 A

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Well, Jes, I suppose you could live in the Arctic for 6 months and the Antarctic for the other 6, but I can see why you'd pick Australia.
Here's where I'm at for the week:

-No binge emoticon

-No deprivation emoticon

-Track ALL foods, even through the holidays and weekends
No holiday grazing!
-1800-1900 calories/day
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Yesterday I had a big deelish lunch with my coworker, and then a deelish dinner with my family. Didn't track it all, but I'm ok with it because I actually enjoyed it. Back to tracking today.
Right, Maha?
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-2 sets of 5 reps of push ups per day emoticon

-At least 30 minutes of exercise every morning before work emoticon

-Meditation breaks every day emoticon

Woo hoo!



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11/19/11 10:47 A

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Doing fine so far. I don't weigh in until Mondays so can't comment on that. Had more resto meals than was probably good for me, but also scaled back the Thanksgiving menu a lot for next week.

Work is meh. Trying to get out and walk more, but I am a contractor - optimal walking time (e. g. when there's light) is work time, too. I need to move the office to Australia, I think.

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VALERIEMAHA's Photo VALERIEMAHA SparkPoints: (50,782)
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11/19/11 10:05 A

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Weekly progress: emoticon or emoticon

~~ track, track track food and exercise
emoticon 100% here (I think) and food tracking is BIG, because I've avoided it for MANY months as the pounds crept and crept and crept...15 in total!

~~ exercise (a minimum of) 10 minutes every day
emoticon made this goal most days I believe, but 10 minutes is feeling SO wimpy as to be practically irrelevant...?

~~ yoga asanas (a minimum of) 10 minutes every day
emoticon nope, didn't do it emoticon

~~ add sit-ups to my every-other day strength training regimen (after I get well)
emoticon nope, though I have to say I'm still congested and sagging energy-wise (excuses, excuses) Truth be told, I didn't even maintain my every-other day strength trainiing program. It was due for Thursday...will I do it today??? Perhaps I should add it as a goal?

~~ keep SAD at bay by meditating, turning negatives into positives, being jolly (fake it 'til I make it when necessary), and other ideas that come (like Ann's to seek Beauty)
emoticon not an issue yet

~~ weekly weigh-in
emoticon 144 lbs. I'm ok with that, all things considered. I'm down one pound from my recorded weight and I was weighing in regularly at 147 the week before the challenge, although I didn't change the ticker.

My intake was heavy at times last week, but I tracked it all. And I find myself eating more consciously and lightly because of it.

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 11/20/2011 (00:23)

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VALERIEMAHA's Photo VALERIEMAHA SparkPoints: (50,782)
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11/13/11 6:26 P

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Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share.


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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