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8/1/12 7:19 A

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I get talked into starting one of these every quarter -- we tend to do them over two holidays, but we also tend to have them peter out badly. It has been three Challenges or so since we had a successful completion. However, so long as someone is interested in starting I'm interested in joining and supporting them.

Happy Lammas everyone! I managed to lose down to as low as 220.6, and am 221.0 this morning. I lost nearly 10 pound this quarter, and at least as much the previous quarter.

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7/31/12 7:03 P

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I found this thread so inspirational. Are you planning on doing something similar for Mabon?

Melanie

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7/25/12 11:09 A

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Congrats to you on the new jeans!
Lammas is my 14th anniversary. I am not down much weight wise, but in much better shape, toning up, better stamina and energy. Hubby has been supportive, but has not joined in the health changes fully yet, but I am wearing him down and sneaking things in on him ( EVIL LAFF!) Any way, he does let me know he notices and I appreciate it. emoticon

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
7/18/12 7:08 A

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I have not given up. While I have not worked on the spreadsheet lately, I just hit a new low at 225.4 pounds, and I now own 2 pair of 36x30 jeans to replace my old 42s. 18 months ago I was wearing 44s.

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
7/12/12 5:16 P

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Sorry to see that activity has died off here.

I'm currently at 227, which is good but not great, as I seem to have hit another plateu in the 227-231 range. Need to find my 225 level and head for 220.

I've been working hard at my new job, and driving back and forth. It's 17 miles, so I can't exactly ride my bike, especially in this blistering heat.

Hope you are meeting your goals.

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Moss

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7/7/12 11:18 A

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Congrats on the 36" waist!

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
6/25/12 7:00 A

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Another 10 days, no posts from anyone but me. Waah.

Well, I have good news anyhow. This time last year I was filling out my 44x30 jeans. For the past two months I noticed that 42s were falling totally off me and I had to wear a belt for legal reasons. I've been wearing 40s, which are the smallest I have. I went to Walmart Saturday and found I can fit into 36s !!!!!!!! without squeezing or anything.

In Nov 2003 I was busting out of 48s. The fear of buying 50s is what got me on my current path. OK, so it has been slow, but I'm still on it.

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
6/15/12 7:08 A

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Where has everyone gone? I haven't seen a post not from me for a couple weeks...

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
6/8/12 7:00 A

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I'm not sure what to count right now. I started a job on Wednesday. I haven't had "gainful employment" since sometime in 1997. This means that I'm up and down, doing lots of walking, sitting and standing and crouching, etc., that I haven't been doing. But it's not "exercise" and "normal" people with jobs can't count it.

I had an all-time low weight... and then it looked like the battery on the scale died, so I don't know whether it was even accurate.

Having all kinds of adjustements, myself and my fiancee, to a new schedule. Not sure I did the right thing, but I gotta keep trying.

Moss

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
6/1/12 11:03 A

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I just did my measurements. You know, neck, waist, thigh... I noticed after doing them that the last time I did that was June 16 of last year, so that makes a good year-to-year comparison.

My neck is 1.5" smaller, 17.5" to 16". My waist is almost down to 40", I could probably squeeze into some 38s for the first time since... oh, since I was 32. (59 now, for those of you wondering) My thigh has also lost an inch.

Them's some pretty impressive numbers. Especially since I'm really not a go-getter, lets-do-this-diet-stuff type. I'm a slow plodder. I'd like to be doing more in this Challenge, but some quarters it seems my whole role here is to just make sure there IS a Challenge, and sometimes a Sparker really takes to it and loses beaucoups avoirdupois (that's weight). But mindfulness is part of weight loss, at least for us pagan and similar types, and over time it is working.

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
5/30/12 8:11 P

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Yep, you got it. You get to use your bonus spin points as a bonus if you chalk up at least 15 points on other work.

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5/30/12 7:53 P

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Ok....just want to make sure I understand this correctly....the spin points are only added as a bonus point if we get at least 15 points that day on the normal challenge ways?


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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
5/30/12 6:34 P

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Welcome to the Challenge! Don't worry about starting late, we don't have enough people to really have fun so you should be able to catch up.

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5/30/12 3:47 P

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I know I'm about a month late starting this challange but I'm new to the team and would like to be included if I could. I have already sent you an email requesting the spreadsheet. Thank you and Blessed be

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
5/29/12 9:20 P

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First off, there is a spreadsheet set up to help you. Write me at zaivalananda@gmail.com and I'll send it to you.

Here's the way it works.

You get 10 pts for each lb you lose
1 pt for every 10 reps of a Strength Training exercise - up to 180 reps or 18 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 180 min or 18 pts/day
1 pt for every Pagan Place team member you support - max of 10/day

...and any day in which you exceed 15 total points, Count your daily Login points (spin)

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Moss


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5/29/12 7:16 P

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ok how do I start this thingmajigy?

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
5/28/12 9:40 A

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Low weight 227.7
Weight pts 20
Strength pts 0
Cardio pts 21
Support pts 0
Bonus pts 0
Week total 41
Challenge total 113

I don't really get time to take care of myself. I'm always having to take care of my fiancee. Several panic attacks per day, and wanting to go here and there when she's feeling all right... if I start doing something for myself, I get derailed. But I'm losing the weight and doing a LITTLE cardio work every day.

Moss

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
5/20/12 12:38 P

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I finally broke through the 230 floor at 229.8.

I might have done better, but got the munchies just before bed and devoured handsfull of chocolate animal crackers (13 crackers = 100 calories, plus the bedtime multiplier). Ah well, I broke it, now I just gotta shatter it.

Haven't even touched my weights yet. Hopefully the weight loss will be a motivator. I've been doing a little cardio every day but not really enough. No bonus points yet.

Weight: 229.8
Weight pts: 4
Strength pts: 0
Cardio pts: 32
Support pts: 0
Bonus pts: 0
Weekly total: 36
Challenge total: 72

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Moss

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
5/11/12 9:31 P

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Thanks for posting. I haven't been doing much yet, hope I get in the swing soon. I've added two pounds, but that's nothing. Still need to break through the 230 barrier (on the way down).

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Moss

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5/11/12 7:31 P

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Missed my first posting. Oops, can you tell its Spring Cleaning time? I HAVE been keeping track though, so ill post late heh

Wk 1 thru 4/6
Starting weight 190
Ending weight 188
Weight points 20
Strength pts 30
Cardio pts 15
Support pts 0
Login bonus 0
Challenge Total 66

"Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still."

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4/19 - 194
5/2 - 190
5/10 - 185

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171 ( my 10% off goal)


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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
5/1/12 10:39 A

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OK, we're up tomorrow.

I found the glitch in the spreadsheet. I included the weights I had in the last LBL challenge. No biggie, just delete them -- no formulae are attached to those. I'll get it done in the template in case anyone else asks.

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Moss

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
4/28/12 8:57 P

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Kewl. Maybe we can get a few more.

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4/28/12 8:23 P

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Got it. Thanks a bunch. My boyfriend is a member of sparkpeople but not of the team yet. he has been using the beltane spreadsheet with me to track his weight too. I may be able to convince him to join me on this challenge.

Beth

"Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still."

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5/2 - 190
5/10 - 185

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
4/23/12 6:14 P

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If I can find your last message...

Hugs,
Moss

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4/23/12 3:23 P

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Can you send me this one too Moss?

Thanks.

Beth

"Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still."

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5/2 - 190
5/10 - 185

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,064
4/22/12 11:17 A

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Ok, the spreadsheet is ready. Email me at zaivalananda@gmail.com for a copy. When you get it, download it and Save As... to a directory of your choosing; if you try to use the downloaded copy in the Temp directory, not only will your computer tell you the file is Read Only, it will delete it when it deletes temp files.

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Moss

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4/20/12 5:54 P

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Getting ready for the NEXT big Spark Challenge. Email me at zaivalananda@gmail.com if you want the spreadsheet.

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