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11/4/12 9:32 P

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Well, Asilla, you beat me by about 20 points. Glad you lost weight. I did not gain any.

I've had one request for a new Challenge. I think I'll hold off until after the holidays... we'll have a few pounds to lose by then.

I'm still holding in the 211-215 range. Hope I can hold that over the Winter.

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11/4/12 4:53 P

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This is my favorite challenge partially because it ands around my favorite holiday. This year was harder. thru having the flu for a good week, and twisting my ankle which took another week to heal enough to use the Elliptical machine I've managed somehow to loose two pounds 168 to 166 now, the points I had totalled a little over 100.

Moss thank you so much for helping me figure out my computer, you're awesome! I'm technologically challenged and without your advise and support explaining things to me I would not be able to keep track of things.

Moss is sounds like you are keeping super busy and working wonders :)

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10/29/12 10:35 A

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These Challenges are much more fun when we have a lot of people posting, the back-and-forth chatter keeps us interested and involved. I've had some Challenges where I have had 200, 300, maybe 400 points... this one, I just hit 70.

I had a great time the end of last week. I had volunteered to help out with throwing a Samhain Festival inside a North Carolina State Prison (in Morganton). As it was a long drive, and as I used to live in Asheville which is only an hour from Morganton, I took off a couple days early and visited my friends in Asheville. I stayed with my old friend and former neighbor, John, and got to visit with Sky and my little sister, Aianna, for some time, as well as attend an Asheville Homeless Network meeting (an organization I helped to found and incorporated in Dec 2005).

The Festival itself was amazing. We only had 9 or 10 inmates, and about 11 of us plus the Chaplain, but these guys were really into this. It was highly enjoyable, and I came home with lots of gifts -- books, drawings, even a pair of maracas and a tambourine. But it was the experience itself which made it worth it. Some of these kids (19-25) were within 90 days of release, others were in for life. But they were making the best of their situation. When we sang songs, which they had never heard before, they all were pitching in and for the most part hitting the notes (again, to songs they had never before heard).

I look forward to doing more work in this area, probably closer to where I live. Lady Charissa says she does have letters from inmates in my area to follow up on.

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Moss

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10/22/12 10:56 A

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Too much stress this past week to do very much. Gained a few pounds, sitting at 213 this morning, but I keep reminding myself that my "unreachable goal" was 215 and I'm still under it. My low so far has been 209.8.

This Challenge is wrapping up, and experience says it is realy hard to keep people involved in a Challenge from now until after we are done pigging out over the holidays. Am I wrong? Anyone want a Yule Challenge or a longer Challenge until Imbolc?

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Moss

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10/14/12 10:06 A

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I agree. My doctor already knows about me, and offered me a flu shot by saying, "You don't want a flu shot, do you?" I don't take those.

On the other hand, I have positive proof that I do not have "testosterone poisoning", a common complaint of men in this so-called society. My testosterone levels are far below those of the average woman, and my doctor looks at the levels and asks me how I am able to stand up.

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Moss

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10/14/12 4:24 A

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I went to a new Dr (new to me) for just a yearly check up, feeling fine. After they drew four vials of blood in the lab & the nurse gave me three shots that "I really should have" now I have the flu. Somehow doesn't seem right to walk in feeling ok & leave sick.

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10/9/12 9:31 A

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OK, really rough week, getting fired and all. Still got up to 30 points in the Challenge, and still around 211. Have not had anything below 210, maybe next week. I went to the doctor this morning and weighed 211 on HER scale with clothes on, so there's hope.

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10/7/12 6:56 P

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Well, I am just starting to look at the options. I have a state Peer Specialist Conference this weekend, am at the hotel now for a conference tomorrow. I have a doctor's appt tomorrow, and an appt with a career center specializing in disabled individuals on Wednesday. After that, no idea.

Thanks for the support.

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Moss

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10/7/12 3:55 A

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Oh no! Am sorry to hear that Moss. Hopefully there is another opportunity waiting for you around the corner that might be even better?

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10/4/12 10:24 A

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I got fired today. Guess I get more time to work out. Wish I had the gas money...

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10/4/12 8:21 A

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Catching up:
day weight LB pts. strength cardio support login day total
9-28 168 0 20 60 0 0 80
9-29 168 0 0 30 0 0 30
9-30 168 0 0 30 0 0 30
10-1 168 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-2 168 0 20 60 0 0 80
10-3 168 0 20 60 0 0 80

I will post differently next time just getting my bearings. Realizing am not doing well on NFL days (nutrition right out the window as well), that (NFL) shouldn't be an excuse tho something for me to look at and fix.
See ya soon!
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10/1/12 7:04 A

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Not a fast start, but got a new low. Haven't broken 210 yet.

Beginning weight 211.4
Ending weight 211.6
Low weight 210.6

Weight pts 8
Strength pts 0
Cardio pts 9
Support pts 6
Bonus pts 0
Week/Challenge Totals 23

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9/28/12 7:00 A

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About the spreadsheet, it's in Excel (XLS) format so that you can use it with any spreadsheet program. My favorite is Softmaker Office, it's a German company that makes THE MOST COMPATIBLE office package, makes OpenOffice.org and Libre Office look weak ... and older versions can be downloaded free, or current versions a cheep...

but this spreadsheet will work with all those, and GNOME Office, and KDE Office, and probably anything for the Mac (most Mac users just buy Microsoft Office anyhow).

So just open it up, save it to your own location, and then open it at that location and it's yours. If you use it from the location you originally downloaded it, there is a good chance it will open "read only".

Welcome, Asilla, good to have you back.

Hugs,
Moss

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9/27/12 10:45 P

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Hi ! Yep I'm in this is my favorite challenge, can't miss out. Although I must admit it's not everyday I can log on, but will be here at least a couple times a week. I'm coming in at 168 I have been 'stuck' at this weight for some time and am taking new steps to break out.
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Trying to get my crazy computer to work with the spread sheet, it's really not the machine, I know it's me I'm techno challenged HA!
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9/27/12 7:04 A

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How is everyone coming? I don't think everyone has the spreadsheet, but some people don't like it -- however, in the past, every one of the people who don't get the spreadsheet don't keep going in the Challenge.

I got some long-awaited money last night and took my honey out for dinner at Shoney's Salad Bar. Probably had too much, was up to 217 last night and only down to 214 this morning. Give me a few days of my usual low-budget deprivations and I should be back banging on the 210 door again. Next stop: The Two-Oh-Somethings.

Hugs,
Moss

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9/24/12 7:06 P

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Welcome to the challenge! Email me if you want the spreadsheet.

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9/24/12 12:57 P

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I'm in for this challenge... my starting weight is 147.5 :)

Sarah

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Trick or Treat Trot 5K: 10/31/2012:

Starting Weight: 148.2 - 09/23/2012
Mini-Goals:
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9/23/12 8:19 A

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I opened the day at 211.4. So that is my baseline for this Challenge. That's almost 95 pounds less than I weighed November of 2003 -- this is not a sprint, it's a marathon.

Let me see if I can get Asilla to join us.

Hugs,
Moss

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9/21/12 9:24 P

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If you would like the spreadsheet to keep easy track of your points, email me at the address below.

Happy Mabon, and welcome to the Challenge!

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9/21/12 3:13 P

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I'm in! What do we do to get started? I'm new to the forum and might as well be new to the site its been so long.
BTW...have a blessed Mabon!

Edited by: ENERA2012 at: 9/21/2012 (15:14)
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9/19/12 2:12 P

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Here we go! Let's get our friends signed up for this... the spreadsheet which will make it easy for you to keep track of your points can be found by writing me at zaivalalanda@gmail.com
The more the merrier! If more than 3 complete the Challenge, awards will be given.

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