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Posts: 8,042 1/13/14 11:48 A
One solution is to make enough to freeze whenever possible. You will be prepared to do weeks 3 & 4.
Fitness Minutes: (47,505) Posts: 1,384 12/5/13 12:22 P
Reading the book again. A little frustrated when I was writing out the shopping list though. It seems like a lot of stuff to buy. It's a bit overwhelming.
To Climb Steep hills requires slow pace at first. William Shakespeare
Eastern time zone until April 11, then Central
Pounds lost: 73.2
Fitness Minutes: (29,409) Posts: 2,534 11/4/13 9:45 A
Today I'm starting the challenge again!
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body
See it, Say it, Believe it, And it Will Happen
Take Delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart desires
current weight: 124.2
Posts: 21 10/9/13 5:25 P
I too would be interested in a Fall Challenge....might help me to reboot. ;o)
I have started going to First Place @ a local church on Tues. mornings and have been enjoying the Bible Study, along with helpful diet suggestions. We are on week 6, but I've been struggling with the diet. But this week I'm trying to get back to the basics and with SparkPeople that should go better. I'm making my plan about keeping track, whether it is on paper or here online.
I have already restarted my exercises and hope to work up to doing at least 5 out of 7 days, but I'm taking it one day at a time. Knee and foot/heel problems have not been helping, because I know exercise besides the diet is how I'm going to lose this unwanted weight.
Here's to a great week...I'll be looking forward to the next upcoming challenge...if you have another one. (keeping my fingers crossed) ;oD
Pounds lost: 18.0
Posts: 548 9/26/13 4:09 P
"I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."
current weight: 253.0
Posts: 1,124 9/26/13 2:43 P
I would be interested in a Fall Challenge.
Eastern Time Zone
You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream. C.S. Lewis also June, 2013 Mary Engelbreit Calendar
current weight: 147.0
Fitness Minutes: (37,288) Posts: 4,849 9/12/13 1:56 P
I sure hope so. I want to do it again.
Whether you think you can or think you can't; you're right. ------------------------------ Stephanie
Atlantic Daylight Savings Time
April Minutes: 682
Posts: 572 9/10/13 11:47 P
So when is the next official start date? Will there be a Fall Challenge?
They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
current weight: 185.0
Fitness Minutes: (37,288) Posts: 4,849 9/10/13 6:15 P
I'm sure you will like this challenge. It helped me so much to get on the right track again.
Whether you think you can or think you can't; you're right. ------------------------------ Stephanie
Atlantic Daylight Savings Time
April Minutes: 682
Fitness Minutes: (22,341) Posts: 1,240 9/9/13 8:52 P
today is day one for me and my family in the SS.
I hope everyone is off to a great start
Pounds lost: 15.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,797) Posts: 205 8/5/13 12:05 P
So today is my first day of SS. I am motivated and ready to go.
Fitness Minutes: (50,160) Posts: 4,916 6/27/13 11:31 A
Off to a slow start, but being mindful!
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase" ~MLK
Pounds lost: 3.2
Fitness Minutes: (2,603) Posts: 157 6/27/13 9:57 A
checking in a little late....I have been at a Speech Therapy conference. So I ate my planned breakfast before I left, and packed my lunch. After that, I just did thoughtful eating (except for the piece of Chocolate merigue pie It was yummmy!
Lucinda in Winchester,VA
BREATHE AND REBOOT-Start weight- 214 -
current weight: 214.2
Posts: 409 6/26/13 1:47 A
Well I had a great first day on Monday but then I came to work at Midnight Monday night and did good during the night till about 5 am....My diabetes acted up, sugar took a dive and first time in my life I passed out...yes right in my chair...thank goodness for all the wonderful people that were around me and when it was over it was over....back to normal except for feeling like jello and had a headache. I just did not prepare for that and will have to rethink how I am going to eat while working at night. I still plan to walk but did not today and did not exercise...I slept all day long....I guess a side effect. Usually I am up and down a lot. Anyway I am here at work again tonight and feel good. I will keep pressing on. that is my story and I am sticking to it. Lol hope all of you had a successful day.
If the Lord brings you to it He will take you through it.... Boni in KY. Eastern Time Zone
Pounds lost: 1.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,243) Posts: 1,103 6/25/13 10:10 P
June 24 was a pretty good day for me, but I did forget to log in to SP and track my food.
I didn't get to officially exercise, but I did get in much more movement throughout the day.
Yesterday was good for me. I'm using a combo of the SP Cookbook and the S Solutions book for my recipes. I've been making them in bulk so I have lots of lunches and and some back up foods for dinners. I've been using the book almost from day one of release so I've gotten past a lot of the beginning steps, though I revisit them often.
Why do we try so hard to be like everyone else, when we were born to be unique?
current weight: 242.8
Posts: 25 6/25/13 6:02 P
Yesterday went very well for me. Thank goodness for my hubby, he does all the cooking. The meals were quite tasty, but I couldn't eat everything. I'm not used to so much food at one sitting!
Fitness Minutes: (6,229) Posts: 234 6/25/13 3:08 P
Checking in with yesterday's progress! I weighed in at 187 lbs exactly.
Unfortunately for challenges like this, I'm not one of those people who can handle planning out my meals. When I try to do that, I end up eating even when I'm not hungry (because I feel obligated to eat what I planned for that meal or snack, hungry or not), or I don't enjoy my food very much (because again, I feel obligated to eat what I planned, even though I may not actually want that particular thing like I thought I would when I planned it). Since I still do really well when it comes to eating healthy and staying within my range, I decided to throw meal planning out the window. That being said, I do make grocery lists, and I do plan ahead for meals; I just don't worry about when exactly I'm going to make them.
Yesterday, I stayed within my calorie range at 1281 calories. I got 6 servings of freggies and of course, all 8 glasses of water. I actually didn't do cardio yesterday, but I did ST for over an hour. I should have done cardio too, because I was feeling super stressed out and anxious, but I was having one of those blah days where I really didn't want to do anything (but I pushed through that nonsense today, so go me!).
"Know your limitations. Then defy them."
Pounds Lost this Year:
January - 6 so far
current weight: 175.8
Fitness Minutes: (1,304) Posts: 106 6/25/13 12:54 P
Day 1 went okay. I'm determined to do the exercises each day and walk our dog on the hills and not the flat route. This challenge is giving me the incentive / support I need to keep on going and be accountable.
current weight: 166.0
Posts: 9 6/25/13 12:49 P
Well a day late:
Day one went great fallowed the plan. but the trackers indicated i ate less than my range. I was sadisfied and don't think I needed anymore food. One Bumb in the road tho...... I attemped to cook my chicken for tonights dinner. It made it in the oven but i forgot to take it out when done LOL I reolized at 9:30 pm,.... Now they are brown and hard as a rock.
Needless to say next time im cooking dinner and preping the next nights dinner I will put a timmer on.
Exercise: 20 min speed walk on lunch Done with an extra 60 min walk with the dog in the evening
current weight: 200.0
Posts: 1,367 6/25/13 12:25 P
Posting this a day late, because I spend my evenings with my family and off the computer.
Day 1 was just OK for me. I did well on the exercise took a nice 4 mile walk/hike and was way over 10K steps for the day. Eating was going good until the evening when I tend to consume too many calories. Not perfect today (Mon.), but I see where improvements can be made.
I'm motivated and that's important. Looking forward to some strength training today!
Fitness Minutes: (244) Posts: 284 6/25/13 12:18 P
Made it through day one with no problems. I followed the plan exactly. I was nervous about the dinner because I am not a fan of beans but mixed together with everything else it was delicious. My husband and 13 year old son and 8 year old daughter loved everything as well. It will definitely be a dinner meal for us again. My kids wanted homemade smoothies last night so we put the bananas in the freezer to get them really cold and then put the frozen bananas, milk and chocolate syrup in the blender. It was a great after dinner treat. The frozen banana made it very sweet.
New Orleans, LA - CST
current weight: 239.1
Posts: 84 6/25/13 12:16 P
Hello from Alabama. I'm off to a bit of a slow, unorganized start, but I intend to pick up speed. I managed to walk for an hour last night ... covering 3 miles. YAY. I've purchased the ingredients to make the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and simply cannot wait to prepare that and eat it for a couple days as it will only be me at home. Looking so forward to digging into the book and getting more motivated.
When you like YOU, the sun shines brighter...Richard Simmons
Worry gives something small a BIG shadow.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.--Aesop
current weight: 174.6
Posts: 4,158 6/25/13 11:52 A
It went well most of the day until dinner. I had all I needed but because I had been gone most of the day (I keep a cooler with me) dinner didn't get cooked. My husband works twelve hour shifts and we have a grandchild with us so when he gets off work we have family time and he needs dinner already done. We had a boxed dinner but I will try harder.
The possibilities always outnumber the problems. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kristie
April Minutes: 1,000
Fitness Minutes: (23,765) Posts: 12,817 6/25/13 11:43 A
Day 1 was mostly a disaster ! I had an early morning eye doctor appointment in another town. My daughter was my driver because they dilated my eyes, which lead to a day of running errands, lunch and shopping. We had lunch at a Mexican restaurant, which was clearly NOT the best dietary choice. I didn't get any formal exercise done, but my pedometer says I walked 17478 steps. I'll take that as a bit of progress!
Hopefully Day 2 will be better, though I have to paint the living room over the next couple of says. My Wii is packed away and my treadmill is covered in stuff that had to be moved for painting. Hopefully the weather will hold and I can walk outside this evening.
HW: 227.2 (1/1/14) SW: 227.2 (1/1/14) LTGW: 175
"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." ~David Viscott
current weight: 222.8
Fitness Minutes: (5,575) Posts: 155 6/25/13 10:44 A
I've been sick with a nasty cold, so my day 1 fell flat as I had little energy to exercise and had no appetite. Oh well, I'll jump in on the appropriate day when I feel better!
Taking it one day, one bite at a time!
April Minutes: 135
Posts: 195 6/25/13 10:39 A
Morning everyone, did a 6 mile walk yesterday and stayed in my calorie range. Have a great day!
You can call me MsMousiemouse or you can call me Shelley but don't call me a quitter.
Posting tot he board a day late, but at least it was because I was prepping and exercising. I use Sunday as my cooking day, so I pre-cook, pre-portion, and combine as much of my food for the week as I can that day. That way, it is much less tempting to grab something else to eat on the way since everything is right in front of me and ready to be cooked or eaten. Day One went well overall and I even got in my exercise for the day, which is my biggest struggle. Now on to day 2
“Rest in reason; move in passion”
current weight: 194.2
Posts: 83 6/25/13 10:05 A
All I have to say is thank God for my husband because I would not have been able to do day 1 due to my work schedule. I worked 4 12 hour shifts in a row so I didn't have much time to do my meal planning or grocery shopping. Luckily my husband went grocery shopping for the first 2 days. I had to mix things up a little bit because I work night shifts. I was supposed to have the lunch as my dinner at work but my husband ended up making me a caprese sandwich which probably wasn't the best option, but it worked. I did we'll with the other meals, however, my patients brought in candy as a thank you and I did give in to 2 bite size pieces. I even got up early before my shift and ran 2 miles on the treadmill. I did notice I had a good amount of energy while at work. I felt mostly good about my decisions. I checked in with my sister who is doing the spark solution with me and that helped keep me in check. My husband has also been eating the meals so I don't feel alone in this.
current weight: 150.5
Posts: 36 6/25/13 9:38 A
I'm behind on the message boards, too, but I was totally ready for Day 1, and pleased with what I did. I had some challenges, like having to eat a very early breakfast in order to accompany DH to a 10 am doctor's appointment that required leaving home at 8:00, but I juggled my meals and snacks and stayed stuck to the menu closely. A storm came up just before i was ready to swim some laps in the afternoon, but I did a Spark video instead, so I did get in my exercise. I think the exercise part is going to be my biggest challenge. I have great intentions to do it first thing in the morning, but life intervenes, and then I have to make time for it later in the day.
April Minutes: 731
Posts: 28 6/25/13 9:28 A
Little behind on the message boards, but started yesterday off with a bang! And a "dip day" at work. So, my contribution was nonfat Greek yogurt with Ranch seasoning (dry) mixed in and baby carrots. No one knew any different, and I was able to 1) participate, 2) enjoy my treat, and 3) stay on track! I didn't give up, I made a smart substitution instead. Really enjoying the book so far, can't wait to learn more as I go!
Pounds lost: 83.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,626) Posts: 50 6/25/13 9:25 A
Ate well for Day 1 Missed exersizing due to too many things came up but will make it priortiy for Day 2
current weight: 200.0
Posts: 4,652 6/25/13 9:17 A
I haven't read the whole book yet and I wasn't prepared for day 1. But I ate healthy with what I had in the house and Tuesday is shopping day, so I'm ready to jump in with both feet now!
~Suzie~ Pacific time zone
Out with the Excuses!
current weight: 195.5
Fitness Minutes: (2,781) Posts: 377 6/25/13 8:37 A
I read, I prepped, I got sick Sunday night and just realized I missed Day 1!!! So I'm jumping in on day 2!
current weight: 221.8
Fitness Minutes: (45,191) Posts: 89 6/25/13 2:35 A
I have to admit I wasn't completely prepared for Day 1. I'm behind reading in the book. I did skip ahead to see what I should be doing. Not the best way to start off this challenge. I've been too busy with two on-call jobs. I'm going to try to get caught up in the reading on my day off tomorrow. :)
Good news is I did fairly well for the first day. I did go a little over on my calories today but did well on exercising and my NEAT.
"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream." - Benjamin Elijah Mays
current weight: 203.8
Posts: 52 6/25/13 1:53 A
Greetings! As day 1 came to a close, I was about 80% satisfied with how my day went. My husband is a VERY picky eater (i.e. doesn't like any vegetables except cooked/creamed spinach and mushrooms which aren't even technically a vegetable!). However, I made the egg scramble with mushrooms and he really enjoyed it. He also LOVED the Southwestern Chicken and Rice. I made a modification for him by only cooking the rice and chicken together (with cheese) then adding the appropriate serving of beans, corn and yogurt to my bowl. I did not have instant rice, so it was quite undercooked, but still very flavorful and delicious!
I am adjusting to new work hours as I just quit my school job, so I did not get in cardio today. However, I did do lots of household chores to get in my NEAT minutes. I plan to follow the menu pretty close, and adjust recipes as needed for my husband so I'm not buying twice the amount of food. Feeling good about today!
Zumba Instructor Training date GOAL-September 27, 2013
Mini-goals 215-new workout clothes 200-new dress/pants 195-mani-pedi 190-date night 180-new pants 175-mani/pedi 170-girls' night
When all else fails...look cute!
current weight: 231.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,005) Posts: 11 6/25/13 1:43 A
Wow it is great to see so many comments about Day 1. I knew day 1 for me was not going to totally be in my control as I had a spa day/golf tournament and dinner to attend for a really great organization. I left the house at 8am and got home at 9:30pm. That meant lunch, dinner and snacks while I was out. I did a good job with breakfast and drank lots of water and ate fruit at the spa. I chose well at lunch. Dinner was more difficult with wine but they had awesome steamed veggies and a great salad. I was not perfect in my choices but tried to make better choices than usual. I only got a 12 minute cardio video in but that was better than nothing. I am looking forward to Day 2 and am anxious to try the chicken and rice dish everyone is raving about today. Great job to all who got off to a great start and for those of us who did not we get a chance to start fresh tomorrow....we can do it!
current weight: 194.0
Posts: 137 6/25/13 1:27 A
How did you set yourself up for the week by planning ahead?
I was part of the SS group that started on May 20th, so I've had plenty of time to plan ahead (which is key!). I went grocery shopping on Sunday & picked up things like the fresh fruits & veggies, meats, etc. I already had the items a lot of people are struggling to find (miso paste, etc -which I picked up at a natural/organic foods market).
What is your best tip for others?
Read through the meal plans, etc and plan ahead! Don't be discouraged if you can't/don't stick to everything in the book exactly. That's only setting yourself up for failure! Just do your best, make substitutions when necessary & keep moving forward! This is exactly why I struggled with this challenge before!
What area do you need some help with, in terms of planning and organization?
Making sure I schedule time to work out & not skip it no matter what! I did pretty well with the meal plans before (though I did make subsitutions, as long as they were within my calorie range). However, I used stress & being tired as lame excuses to not exercise (which would have actually helped in those areas)!
How did Day One going/did it go?
Pretty good! I stayed within my calorie range, worked out for 20min (though I was tempted to just skip it) and am looking forward to tomorrow!
April Minutes: 0
Posts: 41 6/25/13 1:19 A
I've been up since 5 am and I just got home from school. Needless to say I'm exhausted, but I was able to follow the plan today. I'm super proud that I got my workout in early in the morning, so the rest of the day was almost effortless. I had more energy because I did that. I did a lot of the prep over the weekend before my classes started to make sure I could follow the food plan. My food choices haven't been great and knocked me off my weight loss plan some time ago, so making sure I followed the Spark Solution food plan was important to me. Thankfully, I followed it pretty well. There were a few bumps in the road, but ultimately I was able to finish under 1500 calories. Two problems I faced, no time to eat. I ended up eating my turkey sandwich with no veggies since I couldn't compile it in time for lunch... And even lunch I ate during a meeting. The next thing was that I was still super hungry when I got home a minute ago. I ended up eating some hot food that my mom had out... I restricted myself to a little "taste," which I feel good about. It probably would have better to not eat it at all, but I'm also trying to learn to be forgiving to myself. I feel like I made a lot of good decisions today.
Pounds lost: 5.5
Posts: 696 6/25/13 1:15 A
Day 1 went pretty well. I got in my exercise and planned my meals. I think making sure you have everything you need and preparing things that you can in advance is the best thing you can do. I often get sidetracked and if things aren't ready to go I run into trouble.
~Be the best you can be today.~
~You are your actions. Intent can only get you so far.~
current weight: 165.5
Posts: 409 6/25/13 12:52 A
I did not follow all of the food plan but stayed within my 1300 calories yesterday. I have to say with life so busy, I am not able to prepare the foods like I should. I will continue to work at it because I want to lose this way and making a lifetime change is what I am all about. Good luck to everyone.
If the Lord brings you to it He will take you through it.... Boni in KY. Eastern Time Zone
Pounds lost: 1.0
Posts: 4 6/25/13 12:45 A
I didn't follow the food plan, but I did manage to stay within goals, for the most part. Also working on adding more water in - I'll be peeing every hour for the next couple of days, until my body gets used to it again, but I think it'll totally be worth it. Turns out one of my biggest sabotages is that I eat at least once an hour! I had no idea until I really started tracking it. I'm weaning away slowly - the side benefit is that the easiest way to stay out of the kitchen is to keep moving, which means I'm getting a bit more activity, and the house is getting a little cleaner. It's definitely baby steps for me, but I'm determined to make them stick!
current weight: 149.2
Posts: 24 6/25/13 12:44 A
Day 1 is going well. I didn't follow the whole eating plan but stayed under 1300 calories - which was actually nice to see since I haven't tracked fully in a while. Means I have been learning :D !
I started my with breakfast. I didn't just give in to temptation. I didn't miss or skip lunch for convenience and I didn't just make whatever when I was really hungry when I got home from work. I really look forward to doing the battle of the mind with the Spark Solution. I think the kitchen battle is swinging in my favor. Can never be too careful I guess.
My challenge (I set) today was choosing to eat something for lunch without putting it off until 2 or 3 pm. I ate at 11:53 am. What was hard was dinner, I was so hungry when I got home at 7:45 pm. I could have had a snack. Next time fruit will be ready in the fridge at work!
Today I tracked my steps because we had insurance people at the house due to a leaked pipe, then I had work, then it was dinner and this isn't a night walking neighborhood. (excuses excuses) Tuesdays are easier to get the walks in with work and stuff. I'll stretch tonight before bed. (I know, it's late but work starts late and I just graduated college so going to bed at an earlier time is a work in progress).
Best wishes, grace and peace. Looking forward to tomorrow!
Fear is not reality, it is illusion.
Pounds lost: 42.6
Fitness Minutes: (9,441) Posts: 34 6/25/13 12:34 A
Great Day 1! Did 30 minutes of exercise (Couch-to-5k program), kept my meal plan to under 1,500 calories. I didn't follow every detail of the meal plan, but I tracked everything I ate. Can't wait for Day 2 (strength training!)
Making small changes every day!
Pounds lost: 8.2
Posts: 6,090 6/25/13 12:26 A
I didn't follow the food plan to the T, but did log all that I ate and tracked my water. I also tracked my activity which was a lot of walking and 15 minutes on the elliptical. All in all, day 1 was good!
Getting healthier one day at a time - one less pound at a time!
Carpe' Diem ~ Seize the Day
Summer Challenge/New You Challenge One pound a week goal!
Day 1 has gone well. I didn't follow the menu laid out in the book but tracked everything I ate and will end my day around the 1500 calorie mark so am on track. Got up a 1/2 hour early this morning to get in some light weights and core exercises. Dealing with knee injuries so am limited for cardio options but plan to do a couple of short walks tomorrow and then back to weights on Wednesday.
~ Becky ~
With God all things are possible.
current weight: 220.0
Posts: 24,654 6/25/13 12:02 A
My exercise today was Jessica Smith's DVD: Cardio Abs My NEAT activities: gardening and yardwork, walking in place while I worked in the kitchen, read and worked at the computer. My fitbit has my totals at: 24324 steps taken today 34 floors climbed today 11.2 miles traveled today 2723 calories burned 1456 active score My totals for nutrition: cals: 1386 carbs: 193 fat: 38 Pro: 85 And my water intake was over 12 cups: I'm drinking water infused with cucumber, grapefruit, lime, orange and mint. It's so refreshing.
Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV
Posts: 2,260 6/24/13 11:54 P
Whoa nelly, there are a lot of you. Day 1 down - off to a rough start as I got no sleep last night, had to take my kids to camp early, and ate very poorly (I make bad choices when I'm tired - something to plan for.) But I finished off strong - I decided I was not going to let an unhealthy lunch derail the entire day, and I got my cardio and stretching in, and a healthy dinner. I also hit 12,000 steps today, which is really good for me - I'm painting my daughter's room, so a lot of work has to be done. looking forward to tomorrow, but I'm seriously tired now, so good night.
Wow, I am exhausted. Up at 4:30 a.m., worked until 2:30 p.m., picked up a fellow Thirty-One consultant, drove an hour to a meeting, drove the hour back to her house, dropped her off, drove another half hour to my house. I am beyond tired. I stated out eating as I should but slipped at the end. I'll do better tomorrow. I didn't get as much exercise as I would have liked but I knew today was going to have that challenge.
Elizabeth Jayne West Bend, WI
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
Pounds lost: 14.0
Posts: 256 6/24/13 11:19 P
I did fairly well for day 1. I can't eat any bacon due to nitrate allergy, so I stuck with my previous meal plan. I did, however, stay away from all snacks and other foods that I so desperately crave. My DH is not real supportive and took me out for dinner so I tried to choose something close to chicken and rice. Then I only ate until I was full and took the other half home. I stayed in calorie range and plan to hit the exercise before bed. Now that I am home, I am fighting a bit of hunger. but I can do it!
current weight: 212.0
Fitness Minutes: (100,330) Posts: 6,374 6/24/13 11:16 P
Today was good-stayed in calorie range. Exercise- 20 minutes strength and 90 minutes cardio.
Judy from Vermont. Joined SP 5/12/09. SW:190
current weight: 170.0
Fitness Minutes: (46,959) Posts: 2,851 6/24/13 11:06 P
I did pretty good today. I made the southwestern chicken and rice dish.it was good, but I have lot left over. I stayed within my calorie range, and I tried new machines at the fitness center.
Follow your dreams wherever they may lead you.
Do it now or forever wish you had.
Eastern Time Zone - Pennsylvania
April Minutes: 1,034
Posts: 6,780 6/24/13 10:51 P
did not follow the foods listed however did consume healthy foods....had couscous for brunch with cucumbers, and meat loaf with mashed potatoes and corn for supper........snacks were an apple and baby carrots......did do leg and arm exercises, and a 20 minute walk with the dog around the property...have read the introduction and started reading the 14 day jump start..
God's gift to you: a clean slate every day: your gift to God: what you put on that slate....
Most people watch what they eat from Christmas to New Year's when they should be watching what they eat from New Year's to Christmas
Do your best today; do better tomorrow
The more I sit...the hungrier I get!!!!!
To lose my seat, I must move my feet!!
I plan to lose more in 2014.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 253 6/24/13 10:49 P
I'm feeling really good. Day 1 down. I really have a feeling after this two weeks I will have incorporated some new healthy habits that will hopefully become part of my daily living. I know the book says that doing something for two weeks becomes a habit. I really focused on moving my body today and tried to avoid sitting. When ever I stood in place I tried to move my arms. My exercise consisted of mowing my lawn with a push mower, 1 hour. I did pretty well sticking to the plan today except for my calories which I did go a bit over on but tomorrow is a new day and this is a learning experience right? Way to go everyone.
Alicia from Maine...
YOUR LIFE IS A RESULT OF THE CHOICES YOU MAKE... IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR LIFE IT IS TIME TO START MAKING BETTER CHOICES.
current weight: 266.0
Fitness Minutes: (71,322) Posts: 6,971 6/24/13 10:41 P
I have planned meals for the week and have kept it pretty simple. I'll finish pre-tracking those meals by tomorrow. I love pre-tracking and then not having to make adjustments. I'm not following the recipes but will be following the intent as best as I can.
This weekend I made two batches of cookies for an employee's birthday. One was my grandmother's pumpkin chocolate chip cookies as directed. In the second batch I replaced 1/2 of the canola oil with my homemade plain applesauce (and added pecans to help keep track of the two versions). The cookies were almost the same except the version with applesauce was a little moister. Love it and I can't wait to try another round with some more substitutions.
Wishing all a great day 2 coming up!
Pounds lost: 115.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,654) Posts: 24 6/24/13 10:40 P
I did all right. I stayed in my calorie goals for the first time in a long time. I went shopping Friday and got most everything with a few substitutes. (I'm the only one really eating much of the fruits and veggies so basically making everything for 1 or 2 servings.) I didn't do two snacks, and found I"m going to have to get used to that. I also read in the Metabolic Makeover chapter (kindle doesn't have page numbers, argh) that "having irregular mealtimes can cause you to overeat and burn fewer calories throughout the day," not just skipping meals. It's an "Ah-hah!' When my kids were younger we had clockwork (nearly) meals and snacks, but as they got older, especially now as young adults and teens, my old schedule broke down. I've gotten out of the habit of a regular schedule. I do think that would help. I'm going to sit down tonight before bed and try to plan one as well as tomorrow's meals. Victories today: 5 fruits and vegs, elliptical 20 minutes, and stayed in calorie range!! Looking forward to tomorrow.
Just doing the next thing, Sabrina
April Minutes: 87
Fitness Minutes: (42,882) Posts: 12,922 6/24/13 10:35 P
Never stopped from the 1st found so I don't know what you'd call this for me 6th round I guess. It works, fighting hunger a little today, didn't eat very well yesterday family get-together & not enough swaps for me. But I'm off & running. This plan works; I've lost 15+ lbs.
~Kay~ ************************ I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13 ************************
current weight: 205.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,517) Posts: 17 6/24/13 10:34 P
Really liked the Southwestern Chicken Rice dinner--which is good since I have plenty of leftovers. I'm not overly fond of brown rice or Greek yogurt on their own, but they were good as part of the mix. A number of years ago I had a blood test for food allergies, so I haven't had pineapple or whole kernel corn for years. I made up my mind before starting this challenge that I would follow it exactly, including eating foods that I haven't eaten for a long time or that I believe I don't like. (The avocado will be a challenge.) After all, I used to hate asparagus and now I really like it.
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