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ZAIVALA
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7/8/09 1:52 A

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I got out on my bike Monday through Friday... by Friday night I was exhausted, much like I was in the previous challenge trying to keep up with the exercising. But I got back out Monday, took Tuesday off (not by design), and will be back out on it tomorrow.

I've managed to take some mild uphills without having to get off the bike, so I'm getting better. I also went back to that meeting this Monday, and confronted all my old friends and lived through it (with all old friends still being friends). One of those friends has been essentially an energy vampire (not meaning to, and not exactly what you think of)... I not only survived the meeting, I didn't get anxiety until after the meeting when she offered me a ride home, dealt with the anxiety before getting in her car, and was fine all the way home.

Yayyy me.

I overcame my spiritual obesity, now for the physical!


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KITTYMEHO
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7/1/09 11:00 A

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hey congrats! every little bit counts!

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ZAIVALA
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6/30/09 7:17 P

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I am getting braver each day, hoping to keep my new-found extra energy. (If you missed the breakthrough, I'm not sure I posted it here, but you can read about it at http://xanga.com/mordewis, from last Monday on).

Last night, I both broke out my rusty bicycle and committed to go to a meeting I used to attend but haven't for over 2 years (mental health support group I co-founded). While it turned out that I only got to ride my bike downhill (a friend with a truck gave me a ride home), it was a start.

Today I went out just for the halibut, on my bike, on a road that is mostly level. I rode a lot longer than I anticipated, but again, mostly downhill or level, but I could feel my leg muscles trying to respond to the circular pedaling motion. I also got my seat better-adjusted. On the negative side, I stopped at Sonic for less-than-healthy food.

I was further encouraged by the 263 reading on my scale this morning, that's down 7 pounds from what I have been recently and 2-3 pounds below my average.

I overcame my spiritual obesity, now for the physical!


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ZAIVALA
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6/29/09 5:25 P

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ROFL I like that. Just make sure you use REAL tallow candles, none of this beeswax or paraffin stuff...

Of course, if you're practicing this ritual with a partner, the "lather, rinse, repeat" part could get to be fun...

Hugs,
Moss

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KYRRDIS
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6/29/09 5:08 P

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I can see the rite for that challenge: we would burn tallow candles and intone:

"As the fat melts from these candles, let the fat melt from our bodies."

Then, we'd run a lap.

Lather, rinse, repeat.



ZAIVALA
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6/26/09 4:05 P

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Ah yes, the Lowmmas Challenge LOL

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ACULAC
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6/26/09 3:11 P

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I have an idea for the name of the next challenge..'Less mass by Lammas'. :)


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ZAIVALA
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6/26/09 1:26 A

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Actually, I got a good idea from another group, and permission to steal it. I'll let you know about it soon as I find it again and figure out what I'm going to do with it, LOL.

Hugs,
Moss

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KYRRDIS
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6/25/09 8:54 P

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Perhaps a break would be best, since we all seem to be having trouble at the moment.

A good Mabon challenge may come to mind, or perhaps the next installment of 'Slim by Samhain'.



KITTYMEHO
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6/25/09 5:02 P

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I need a break! It's been so hot and humid here I just want to lay in the A/C all day! Motivation has definitely fled elsewhere!


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ZAIVALA
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6/25/09 1:37 P

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We're all working on it, Kyrddis. You are very likely the points leader this challenge, and I wish we had more challengees... We'll take a break this Sabbat abd be refreshed for next.

Hugs,
Moss

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KYRRDIS
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6/25/09 12:29 P

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Okay, it's been a LONG time since I posted. Plus, I wasn't very supportive. Busy days....

Weigh-in: 179
Points for lbs lost: 30
Pts for Strength Tr: 253
Pts for Cardio: 118
Pts for supporting: 2
Running total through 6/23/09: 403



ZAIVALA
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6/23/09 3:17 A

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OK, I fell on my face on that one. All cardio, not much else. And I didn't get the new one ready in time. Should we take a break? I had some ideas for where to go from here, but... what do you think?

Final weight 265
Weight points 15
Strength points 14
Cardio points 248.2
Support points 7
Total 284.2

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ZAIVALA
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6/8/09 5:42 P

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Thanks for joining us. A late start is probably better than my own ho-hum start. And when we're done here, we'll start over. Always hope for this time, then the next.

Hugs,
Moss

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KITTYMEHO
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6/8/09 12:16 P

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Ok, a late start, but better late than never:
Weigh-in: 193
Points for lbs lost: 0
Pts for Strength Tr: 0
Pts for Cardio: 6
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts: 6
Running total: 6
amy*


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KYRRDIS
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6/4/09 1:29 P

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Okay, I have added 'em up. Like I said, I've been pushing the strength training!

Weigh-in: 181
Points for lbs lost: 10
Pts for Strength Tr: 196
Pts for Cardio: 69
Pts for supporting: 2
Running total through 6/3/09: 277



ZAIVALA
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6/4/09 12:05 P

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Weight - 264.5
Wt Pts - 0
Str Pts - 0
Cardio Pts - 41
Supp Pts - 1
Total for Week - 42
Total for Challenge - 146.7

This proves that I don't lose weight unless I am both doing cardio (which I don't stop doing) AND strength training -- I have done diddly of the latter this challenge, and am back to the weight I started at due to lots of cardio in the past week.

Hugs,
Moss

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ZAIVALA
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6/1/09 1:29 P

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I'm also behind, but I spent the weekend having a wonderful time at ConCarolinas... I should get this updated.

Basically, I said I would start slower than last time. I surely have accomplished that... barely even gotten started. But I am going to get more serious this week.

Hugs,
Moss

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KYRRDIS
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6/1/09 11:11 A

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I need to get updated on this challenge. I actually HAVE been exercising, but it's been pretty hard to count, since a lot of it was on video that didn't have a printout with exercise counts.

I have been pushing the strength exercises more, honest!



DMGODDESS
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5/30/09 10:08 P

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Weigh-in: 135
Points for lbs lost:10
Pts for Strength Tr: 225
Pts for Cardio: 80
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:
Running total: 844

Have a beautiful day!


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DMGODDESS
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5/20/09 4:07 P

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Weigh-in: 136 not again til sunday
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr: 25
Pts for Cardio: 7
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:32
Running total: 529

Have a beautiful day!


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DMGODDESS
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5/19/09 9:16 P

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Weigh-in: 136 not again til sunday
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr: 125
Pts for Cardio: 44
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:231
Running total: 497

Have a beautiful day!


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ZAIVALA
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5/18/09 3:14 P

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Oh my, I just caught a Wishful Thinking Typo. I'd love to be 254 (not to mention 224), but I'm afraid I'm still 264.

Hugs,
Moss

I overcame my spiritual obesity, now for the physical!


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CWUMMEL
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5/18/09 2:02 P

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End of 2nd Week of Challenge
Weight - 341
Pound pts - 0
Strength pts - 100
Cardio pts - 60
Support pts - 0
Total for Week - 160

Hopefully the gain is muscle and not fat. Yikes.



ZAIVALA
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5/18/09 2:02 A

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End of 2nd Week of Challenge
Weight - 254
Pound pts - 0
Strength pts - 14
Cardio pts - 30
Support pts - 4
Total for Week - 48
Total for Challenge - 75.7

Hugs,
Moss

I overcame my spiritual obesity, now for the physical!


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DMGODDESS
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5/13/09 9:32 P

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Weigh-in: 136.6 not again til sunday
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr: 25
Pts for Cardio: 6
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:31
Running total: 266

Have a beautiful day!


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MERMAIDEN44
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5/12/09 5:12 P

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Weigh in: 235.6
Pts for lbs lost: 22
Pts for Strength Tr: 9
Pts for Cardio: 2
Pts for Support: 0
This weeks total pts: 33
Running total: 33


Man, you guys are kicking my butt!


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DMGODDESS
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5/12/09 3:12 P

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Weigh-in: 136.6
Points for lbs lost:2
Pts for Strength Tr: 25,0,25,25
Pts for Cardio: 6, 13, 8, 6
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:235
Running total: 235

Have a beautiful day!


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KYRRDIS
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5/11/09 11:53 A

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My apologies for not updating: things have been going non-stop since I last posted. I traveled out of town almost every day last week!

On the bright side: I am back down to the weight I was before visiting the Overfeeding Greek Mother.

Weigh-in: 182
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr: 63
Pts for Cardio: 18
Pts for supporting: 1
This week's total pts: 82
Running total: 82

Edited by: KYRRDIS at: 5/13/2009 (13:29)


DMGODDESS
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5/8/09 4:00 P

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Weigh-in: Sunday is my day
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr: 25
Pts for Cardio: 6
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:125
Running total: 125

Have a beautiful day!


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DMGODDESS
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5/7/09 3:01 P

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Weigh-in:
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr: 25
Pts for Cardio: 6
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:94
Running total: 94

Have a beautiful day!


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MILLIEIVY
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5/6/09 10:29 P

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I am late to the game but I would love to join!

*this is my first post at SP!*
10 pts for each lb you lose
1 pt - 8 reps of a ST, max 25 pts/day
1 pt - 10 min of cardio,max12 pts/day
1 pt - Pagan Place support - max of 10/day

Weigh-in: 142.8 on 5/6/2009
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr:
Pts for Cardio: 3 pts
Pts for supporting:
This week's total pts:
Running total:


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DMGODDESS
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5/6/09 1:17 P

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Weigh-in:139 no weight check today
Points for lbs lost:0
Pts for Strength Tr: 25
Pts for Cardio: 7
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:63
Running total: 63

Have a beautiful day!


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KYRRDIS
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5/6/09 9:21 A

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I'm back from Florida... arrived last night. I was not incredibly constructive, but I did manage to get an ouchie sunburn... breaks your heart, doesn't it?
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I hope to get back into a semblance of my routine, now that I am out of the clutches of the Overfeeding Greek Mother.



DMGODDESS
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Weigh-in:139
Points for lbs lost:0
Pts for Strength Tr: 25
Pts for Cardio: 6
Pts for supporting: 0
This week's total pts:
Running total: 31


Have a beautiful day!


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CWUMMEL
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5/5/09 11:39 A

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I am a little late, but I would like to take part in this as well.

Weigh-in: 332
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INNEEDOFLESS
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5/4/09 6:04 P

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All right. I'm game.

10 pts for each lb you lose
1 pt - 8 reps of a ST, max 25 pts/day
1 pt - 10 min of cardio,max12 pts/day
1 pt - Pagan Place support - max of 10/day

Weigh-in: 203.8 on 5/4/09
Points for lbs lost: 10
Pts for Strength Tr: 5
Pts for Cardio: 12
Pts for supporting: 1
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Edited by: INNEEDOFLESS at: 5/7/2009 (13:44)
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MERMAIDEN44
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5/3/09 11:02 P

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I'm looking forward to this! I lost about 13lbs on the last challenge, and I want to lose even more on this one. I will log my starting weight tomorrow morning! :)


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CRYSTALWOLF
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5/2/09 10:17 A

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10 pts for each lb you lose
1 pt - 8 reps of a ST, max 25 pts/day
1 pt - 10 min of cardio,max12 pts/day
1 pt - Pagan Place support - max of 10/day

OK, here's my info for last week...
Weigh-in: 282
Points for lbs lost: 0
Pts for Strength Tr: 16
Pts for Cardio: 60
Pts for supporting: 10
This week's total pts: 86
Running total: 86


Edited by: CRYSTALWOLF at: 5/11/2009 (08:08)
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude. " - Scott Hamilton


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ZAIVALA
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Note that the only change in the Challenge is the Strength Points -- you only get 8 points for 10 reps, but you can go to more points total...

Thanks for checking in Kyrddin! Good luck in Florida.

Hugs,
Moss

I overcame my spiritual obesity, now for the physical!


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KYRRDIS
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I'm going to go ahead and enter my starting weight, since I will be in Florida and away from my 'official scale' Monday morning.

Weigh-in: 182
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ZAIVALA
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We are just finishing up our Buff By Beltane Challenge. Many of us have done well. Now that it's warmer out (at least for those of us not in DownUnderLand), we can get out more, and maybe put more work on our strength training.

We start on Monday (May 4), and continue through Sunday (June 21).

Here are the rules for points:

10 pts for each lb you lose (remember, if you gain lbs back, you can't claim points for losing them again -- only if you lose MORE weight than you had previously)

1 pt for every 8 reps of a Strength Training exercise - up to 200 reps or 25 pts/day
(remember if you do this daily, to do a different set of muscles every other day so you don't over-train, muscle is built on your "rest" day)

1 pt for every 10 minutes of cardio up to 120 min or 12 pts/day

1 pt for every Pagan Place team member you support - max of 10/day

If it's easier for you, you can post your points here daily, or keep track and do it weekly. Please track in this format:

Weigh-in:
Points for lbs lost:
Pts for Strength Tr:
Pts for Cardio:
Pts for supporting:
This week's total pts:
Running total:

As before, I have a spreadsheet worked up and am willing to share with anyone who writes me at zaivalananda@gmail.com . It's a bit more developed than the last one, but just as easy to use or more so.

Hugs,
Moss

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