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4/23/13 9:14 A

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My goal this week is to be out of the 190's yet again! Hoping this low carb thing I am doing will help. Also I am doing now processed foods.

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4/19/13 9:50 A

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Starting weight 193.5
Current weight 190.5

Down three pounds


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4/16/13 12:54 P

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I started a low carb diet yesterday and so far so good. Hoping for a loss this Friday. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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4/12/13 9:25 A

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Starting weight 193.5
Current weight 191.5

So I have only lost 2 pounds since February 1st. BOOO. However as of this morning I have lost 5.75 inches in 10 weeks so evidently I am melting fat but building alot of muscle. I have been working out over an hour a day and my scale has really not been my friend constantly discouraging me but my tape measure is making me happy. I would love to be down 7 inches by the end of the month that would be great. I would love the scale to reflect a large weight loss but I will take the inches. I don't walk around with my scale in hand.

I will be starting cutting out carbs 3 to 4 days a week next week which will be really hard for me but I thought I would give it a try. I have a friend that has lost 50 pounds since November just cutting out carbs during the work week. It will be really hard for me since I normally eat a frozen box lunch every day and a yogurt for breakfast every morning so now I am going to have to do some crazy research this weekend so I am ready for Monday. Maybe my scale will have a large loss by next Friday!

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4/8/13 11:43 A

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We went off for 4 days for spring break vacation. I did great with the meals I cooked but not so great with the meals I did not prepare. I went over in calories 3 our of 4 days but I did exercise everyday. I probably walked at least 10 miles over 3 days so I was not a coach potato. I got up and ran this morning and then did the elliptical after my run. I am going to try and get in a 30 minute walk on my lunch as well. I really want to show a loss this week. I am thinking that on the 15th I may go to no carbs 3 to 4 days a week to help. I have a friend that cut out carbs completely and lost 50 pounds. I don't want to do away with them completely but I am thinking I will cut them out a few days to the week may help me reach my goal. I just want to use up all of the frozen lunches and things I bought last time I went shopping. MY husband also wants to do no carbs. Sadly pasta and potatos are my weakness.

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4/5/13 12:22 P

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Im very stressed and just want to eat. so has not been easy.. I really need a routine. I am losing motivation really fast. I need to remember who this is for and keep it up..

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4/1/13 10:20 A

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I found it back with a couple friends. I am determined that April will be my Month. My goal is to get down to 184 by the end of the month.

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3/25/13 11:02 A

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I lost one pound last week but I will probably find it back this week. I did not do so great over the weekend. Hopefully my scale will continue going down and not up.

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3/21/13 9:20 A

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Took my measurements this morning. I have lost a total of 6 pounds and 3.75 inches since February 1st (6 1/2 weeks).

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3/20/13 9:43 A

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I ran at 5 MPH today though I had to do it in 1 minute spurts I did manage to get 5 one minutes spurts in this morning.

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3/17/13 10:22 P

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Congrats that is awesome! So what was your big secret for losing 6 pounds. That is great!

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3/15/13 9:11 P

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I did it .. Down to 210. YAY Now cant wait to get down below 200. Thats a goal that I am ready to reach.. Going to keep going and reach this next goal.. Lets keep going and make this..

Starting Weight: 216
Current Weight : 210

Down 6 pounds
plenty more to go.... !!!1

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3/15/13 9:29 A

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Starting weight 193.5
Current Weight 189
Goal Weight 173.5

Down 4.5 pounds
15.5 pounds to go!

ONLY 8 WEEKS LEFT OF THE CHALLENGE

Not sure if I will reach my weight goal but I have lost inches so I am moving in the right direction.

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3/14/13 8:48 A

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Last night I picked up a 4 DVD pack from Kmart for only 6 dollars. It included belly dancing for beginners, hiphop, salsa and foxtrot dancing. I belly danced this morning for my last chance workout and then added 20 minutes of cardio kickboxing. Hopefully I can start seeing more inches disappearing soon.

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3/12/13 9:18 A

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Rann the 3K in 26 minutes 6 seconds. Down 12 seconds from two weeks ago. YAHHH. Now the next time I run It I want 25 minutes and 50 seconds. I want to shave at least a dozen seconds every time I run it now.

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3/10/13 9:11 P

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My goal this week is two pounds as well. Good Luck!

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3/9/13 11:25 A

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Okay so I weighed in at 213 so lost what I had gained. Two pounds down. Hoping to get to 210 by next week. Because I know I have not pushed my self my 100% . So this week I know I am going to be getting plenty of exercise and going to be good. I have to keep my motivation. I even reached out to my husband and told him to make sure he keeps me on track

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3/9/13 9:51 A

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Friday 3/8
1- Post your weeks weigh-in.
2- Blog your week. Tell what you would like to tweek or change. Things you think you did right and things you need to work on more. How you are feeling. How is your energy level today?
3- Drink your 8 cups of water today.
4- Read over the weeks workout plans and make changes accordingly. If it is easier to do Saturday on Tuesday than simply change the day but try not to change your last chance workout. I also want to make sure you rest the day after last chance workout before falling into the next week.
5- Day off of exercise – Day of Rest
Saturday 3/9
1-Take it outside today (weather permiting) take the kids for a walk or walk the dog but get some sunshine today if you can.
2- Try a 5 minute burst today. That means run as fast as you can for 5 minutes. You can run for 15 seconds and slow down for 45 seconds at a time but push yourself to get your sweat on and really test your limits. Post how you did!
3- Don’t forget your water.
4- Today we normally have more time for fitness during the week so push your cardio today.
Sunday 3/10
1- Day of reflection. Picture yourself in the skinny dress or on the beach in that dream 2 piece. What do you need to do or change to be there? Work on that this week.
2- We often are limited in time during the work week so try and extend your cardio today if you can. Get your burn on! Try a new workout or a new piece of equipment.
3- Drink your water!
4- Try to add in at least a 10 minutes segment of strength training. It can be hand weights, bands, medicine ball or a coach Nicole video.
Monday 3/11
1- Blog today –your objectives for the week, how you did over the weekend. What is something new your are going to try this week. Recipe, exercise etc.
2- Do 30 minutes of cardio today. If time is limited you can break it down into smaller segments. 3- 10 minute spurts or 2 – 15 minute spurts. But push yourself during those spurts to get your heart rate up.
3- Take your measurements today and post them into your spark counter. Is there a difference?
Try on that outfit you put in the front of your closet. Are you closer to wearing it?
4- Drink your water
Tuesday 3/12
1- CHALLENGE DAY: -Run a 3 K again. This time try and run it if you can. It is 1.8 miles. Post your time.
2- No Fast foods day – try to avoid fast food today. Try to cook from a natural state today if you can.
3- Try a new food today or new recipe. Did you like it? Is it a keeper in your menu rotation?
4- Don’t forget to drink your water
Try to get in at least 30 minutes today of cardio
Wednesday 313
1- Do 30 minutes of cardio today. We will take it easy today because tomorrow is last chance workout.
2- Try to get 10 minutes of strength training again today. Try a different trouble spot than the other day. We want total toning.
3- Don’t forget your water.
THURSDAY – 3/14 LAST CHANCE WORKOUT!!!
1- No fast food today and watch your sodium intake.
2- Last Chance Cardio – Try to get in as much cardio as you can push into your schedule. We really want to sweat it out today. If you have to break it up into several sessions that is fine, just really try to get your sweat on.
3- Do a Toning video – Work on your trouble spot. If it is your core do a core workout then rewind and do it again. We want to really feel our workout today so today when we rest we remember why.
4- DRINK YOUR WATER TODAY!
5- Blog how you feel after your workout, how is your energy level, do you feel you put everything into your workout.
FRIDAY – 3/15 DAY OF REST!!!!

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3/8/13 8:56 A

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Sadly I did not make it into the 180's . I lost a 1/2 pound but I am still 190. So this week I am going to try an get a better handle on my eating (snacking) and lose 2 pounds this week. My goal is to be 188 by next Friday!

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3/7/13 9:15 A

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I had a great last chance workout. 41 minutes on the bike and 35 minutes on the elliptical. Hoping to get out of the 190's tomorrow but a little worried because of my eating this week. I have done great with the exercise it is the late snacking that is indermining me.

Keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow!

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3/5/13 8:59 A

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I did the 5K in 51 minutes and 4 seconds. My time is not that great but I know it has been a good 10 years since I participated in a 5K. I also did the 5 minutes of steps challenge and did 198 steps.

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3/4/13 3:42 P

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I have to confess I was not that great yesterday myself. I ate like 900 calories over my calorie range but I have sworn that I will make up for it the rest of the week and have a loss on Friday. I went to a fish fry and there was NOTHING healthy there. Unfortunately I travel every Sunday out of town and often end up eating food prepared by others that are not even remotely healthy.

So today I worked out for 45 minutes this morning and I am hopeing to get another 15 or so minutes in tonight. I want to get in at least 4 more hours of exercise in by Friday. I am also going to try and have a 500 calorie food deficit from my BMR every day for the rest of the week so I can get out of the 190's for good. Wish me luck!

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3/2/13 10:39 A

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So weighed in and at 215..so I gained. I am very upset but all I can do is get off my butt and workout again because I know that is what is keeping my weight on. I need the workout... I know I am going to stick to it and stop making excuses that I am to tired after work. Because that is usually why I dont work out. But I have had really exhausting days and working out does make me feel better so its a must..

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3/1/13 10:51 A

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Week 5 schedule

Friday 3/1
You survived the first Month how did you do? What can you change? What worked out well?
1- Post your weeks weigh-in.
2- Blog your week. Tell what you would like to tweek or change. Things you think you did right and things you need to work on more. How you are feeling. How is your energy level today?
3- Drink your 8 cups of water today.
4- Read over the weeks workout plans and make changes accordingly. If it is easier to do Saturday on Tuesday than simply change the day but try not to change your last chance workout. I also want to make sure you rest the day after last chance workout before falling into the next week.
5- Day off of exercise – Day of Rest
Saturday 3/2
1- Families have different ideas for this day. It could be running your child to sports practice, house cleaning day, running errands day. Whatever it is to you make it a workout day. If your child has sports practice walk lapse while he or she practices. If it is house cleaning day make it spring cleaning day and sweat while cleaning. If it is errands day park further away and walk more today. If none of these are your typical Saturday, make it a fun family day and spend one hour with your child doing something active. We want to set a good example and make it a fun one. Lazer tag, stroll around the mall with your infant, wii dance with the kids. Have fun and get your sweat on.
2- Try a 5 minute burst today. That means run as fast as you can for 5 minutes. You can run for 15 seconds and slow down for 45 seconds at a time but push yourself to get your sweat on and really test your limits. Post how you did!
3- Don’t forget your water.
4- Today we normally have more time for fitness during the week so push your cardio today.
Sunday 3/3
1- Get up 30 minutes earlier today and try some Yoga. It will help relax you and get you in the right frame of mind for your day. You can find a yoga video on line and often on TV in the morning. Try one out if you have not already.
2- We often are limited in time during the work week so try and extend your cardio today if you can. Get your burn on! Try a new workout or a new piece of equipment. Try kettlebells or a medicine ball to mix things up.
3- Drink your water!
4- Try to add in at least a 10 minutes segment of strength training. It can be hand weights, bands, medicine ball or a coach Nicole video.
Monday 3/4
1- Blog today –your objectives for the week, how you did over the weekend. What is something new your are going to try this week. Recipe, exercise etc.
2- Do 30 minutes of cardio today. If time is limited you can break it down into smaller segments. 3- 10 minute spurts or 2 – 15 minute spurts. But push yourself during those spurts to get your heart rate up.
3- Take your measurements today and post them into your spark counter. Is there a difference?
4- Drink your water
Tuesday 3/5
1- CHALLENGE DAY: - 5 minutes of steps today. How many can you do in 5 minutes. Count them out!
2- No Fast foods day – try to avoid fast food today. Try to cook from a natural state today if you can.
3- Can you walk/jog/run a 5 K? Try to walk/jog/ run a 5K on the treadmill, out in town or wherever you can fit it in. It is 3.1 miles. Post your time and let me know how you did. We have been practicing with a 3K so this will be the first time we tried a 5K.
4- Don’t forget to drink your water
Wednesday 3/6
1- Do 30 minutes of cardio today. We will take it easy today because tomorrow is last chance workout.
2- Try to get 10 minutes of strength training again today. Try a different trouble spot than the other day. We want total toning.
3- Don’t forget your water.
THURSDAY – 3/7 LAST CHANCE WORKOUT!!!
1- No fast food today and watch your sodium intake.
2- Last Chance Cardio – Try to get in as much cardio as you can push into your schedule. We really want to sweat it out today. If you have to break it up into several sessions that is fine, just really try to get your sweat on.
3- Do a Toning video – Work on your trouble spot. If it is your core do a core workout then rewind and do it again. We want to really feel our workout today so today when we rest we remember why.
4- DRINK YOUR WATER TODAY!
5- Blog how you feel after your workout, how is your energy level, do you feel you put everything into your workout.
FRIDAY – 3/8 DAY OF REST!!!!


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3/1/13 8:55 A

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Official starting weigh-in 2/1/13 193.5
Current weight-in 190.5
Loss of 3 pounds to date

Goal Weight 173.5

Only 17 pounds left to go!!!

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2/27/13 9:31 A

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Ran the 3 k in 26 minutes 18 seconds (30 seconds faster than 2 weeks ago. YAHH!

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2/26/13 11:52 A

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Ahhh. I have not been eating completely healthy I can admit. I have not even been working out like I should. I have been so tired lately with everything going on. I did do yard work this weekend but I need to get back on track. I made a promise to myself at the beginning of the year and plan to stick to it. I admit I am doing a lot better than I have ever done in the past to sticking to my weight loss. I actually can give myself credit for that. I have not given up and I dont plan on it. :-) I will try my best to get on everyday but sometimes it is difficult. Working out on elliptical tonight... :-)

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2/25/13 9:12 A

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So I snuck a peak at the scales this morning and I discovered I am down 2 pounds from last week. I think my bad eating experience last week gave me a kick in the butt to get it together and I have been eating health, and working out ever since. YAHHHHHH

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2/22/13 9:59 A

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Today I hang my head in shame. Yesterday morning I had a great workout but yesterday I snapped and binge ate last night. I don't know why. It hasn't happened in almost a year but I did. Needless to say I gained one pound. So this morning I was determined to work off the calories I ate yesterday though it doesn't do much good now. But I did manage to get in a one and a 1/2 hour workout burnt over 800 calories. Tonight I am taking the kids to the pool so I am hoping to burn another 400 or so. I am great with my workouts it is the whole eating where I run into problems. I think I did not eat enough yesterday morning after having such a large workout and buy lunch time I was ready for some food. So I think I am going to have to stop light in the morning after a huge workout and maybe that will help.

Yesterday I burnt over 800 calories in the morning but at a 200 calorie breakfast then I had a 320 calorie lunch. I think my body just snapped and went into garbage dump mode. I vow to do better this week. Now I am going to have to aim for 2.5 pounds so I lose the one a gained plus my goal of 1.5 pounds.

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2/21/13 9:10 A

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So far this week I have only don 15.3 miles as I have not been on the bike much. I also did 125 crunches yesterday. YAHHH!

I had a great last chance workout this morning I got in 41 minutes on the Elliptical, 24 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes of circuit training. I am hoping to get another 1/2 hour in tonight.

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2/19/13 10:01 A

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Don't forget to add up your miles this week and post them on Thursday afternoon.

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2/19/13 9:58 A

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That is okay I have been suffering with headaches alot lately so I did not even move off the couch yesterday. I did manage to work out this morning and I am hoping to get in more tonight to make up for my laziness yesterday. I did pretty good with eating and when I peaked on the scale it said I had lost a pound but I am not going to get excited because my scale is moody from day to day. HA HA!

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2/19/13 8:30 A

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Hey guys!! Sorry I was MIA this last week... between healing from my teeth surgery and being miserable, but I am back now. I am back to work and feeling good!!!! I am looking forward to working out tonight!!!!

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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2/15/13 9:12 A

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Week 3 Schedule
Friday 2/15
1- Post your first weeks weigh-in.
2- Blog your first week. Tell what you would like to tweek or change. Things you think you did right and things you need to work on more. How you are feeling. How is your energy level today?
3- Drink your 8 cups of water today.
4- Read over the weeks workout plans and make changes accordingly. If it is easier to do Saturday on Tuesday than simply change the day but try not to change your last chance workout. I also want to make sure you rest the day after last chance workout before falling into the next week.
5- Day off of exercise – Day of Rest

Saturday 2/16
1- Do you have a step stool/ wii balance board, or even a step. Try to get in 500 steps today. You can do them at once to get your burn on or you can break them up today.
2- Today is try a new food today or recipe.
3- Don’t forget your water.
4- This week is going to be the week of miles. I want you to track all of the miles that you either walk, run, bike, this week. Then at the end of the week I want you to go to mapquest or google maps and see exactly how far you would have biked or walked from your house. Did you make it to the grocery store, the mall, the park? So keep track of those miles this week. You can count your cardio miles all week long.

Sunday2/17
1- Get up 30 minutes earlier before the house wakes up and breath. Don’t think about the upcoming week or all of the things you have to check off just think about breathing. Have a cup of coffee or tea and just take time to appreciate all that you do have. Your kids, family, job, house, etc.
2- Try to get in some miles today (weather permitting) and go for a walk. Take the family and/or pets and walk. Walk to the park, around a few neighborhoods, around the track by the local school but get outside and get some sunshine. It feels great. Don’t forget to track your miles while you walk or you can drive the route later and see how far you went.
3- We often are limited in time during the work week so try and extend your cardio today if you can. Get your burn on! Try a new workout or a new piece of equipment. Try kettlebells or a medicine ball to mix things up.
4- Drink your water!
CHALLENGE: Walk to your closet. Fish out that outfit that you want to fit into but can’t yet and move it to the front of the closet. That way every time you open the closet it reminds you of what you are working for.

Monday 2/18
1- Blog today –your objectives for the week, how you did over the weekend. List one thing you are going to give up for the week. Some have a soda weekness, some chocolate, some chips. What is the one thing for the next 5 day you will give up.
2- Do 30 minutes of cardio today. If time is limited you can break it down into smaller segments. 3- 10 minute spurts or 2 – 15 minute spurts. But push yourself during those spurts to get your heart rate up.
3- Do hand weight strength training. Do 2 sets of 10 different exercises 12 reps each. You can research different upper body exercises to get an idea. This should take you about 10 -15 minutes. Do not rest between sets, go directly into your next set of exercises for the full time.
4- Drink your water

Tuesday 2/19
1-CHALLENGE DAY team v/ team: - TO BE ANNOUNCED

2- No Fast foods day – try to avoid fast food today. Try to cook from a natural state today if you can.
3- Try to get in at least 40 minutes of cardio today. You can break it into smaller segments if you do not have a full 40 minutes to commit at a time.
4- Park far far away today from everything. At work, the store. Park at the very last parking spot and walk today. Amazing how those steps can add up.
5- Don’t forget to drink your water

Wednesday 2/20
1- Do 30 minutes of cardio today. We will take it easy today because tomorrow is last chance workout.
2- Do Lower body strength training during all commercial breaks tonight. Try to get 10 minutes in. Crunches, bridges, crunches with a twist, reverse biking, abduction, etc.
3- Don’t forget your water.
4- Don’t forget to stretch today. At work every hour take a minute to breath slowly and stretch.

THURSDAY – 2/21 LAST CHANCE WORKOUT!!!
1- No fast food today and watch your sodium intake.
2- Last Chance Cardio – Try a few different cardio things if you can. (Do 20 minutes on bike, 20 minutes on the wii, 20 minutes on elliptical) Just mix it up. See how many different 20 minute sets you can fit in and try to get in your sweat on. We want all out fitness today.
3- Do a Toning video – Work on your trouble spot. If it is your core do a core workout then rewind and do it again. We want to really feel our workout today so today when we rest we remember why.
4- DRINK YOUR WATER TODAY!
5- Blog how you feel after your workout, how is your energy level, do you feel you put everything into your workout.

FRIDAY - 2/228 DAY OF REST!!!!





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My husband returned from military deployment yesterday and the kids and I had to go pick him up at 1:45 A.M. yesterday morning from the military base. Needless to say we were all messed up yesterday Sleep, eating, exercise, etc. We at out all day yesterday. I did manage to get in 30 minutes on the bike but no last chance workout for me. To make up for it I did do 38 minutes of zumba this morning on my free day. Needless to say no weight loss for me this week (probably had something to do with eating so much yesterday! ) emoticon

I will email everyone the schedule for week 3 and my personal goal is a 2 pound loss this week to make up for this past week. Good Luck Everyone!

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Challenge results: I ran the 3k(1.81 miles) this morning in 26minutes 48 seconds.

For my fitness today I did the 3 k and then I did additional time on the bike.

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So here are the team totals for week one
Courts42 Down 1 pound
Momtoconnor2003 down 1.5 pounds
RRLAMAS down 3 pounds
KarenB2203 has not reported in yet
MyJumpJoy is starting today so her first weigh in will be on Friday

Congrats to everyone who lost you are doing great. Continue the good work!

emoticon goes to RRLAMAS for the largest loss for the week and I believe for both teams!

The Red Team is the winner for Week One!

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Sorry late. So busy not able to log on everyday.

weigh in 213 .. ;-)

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Sure you can join. I will email you the weeks schedule and you can alter it to fit your schedule. We normally have team v. team challenges on Tuesdays, Last chance workouts on Thursdays and weigh in on Fridays. Welcome to the team!

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Hi everyone I'm Joyce! I work full-time in the afternoons not a normal 9-5pm sked. I'm married with 8 year old step daughter (we have her every other weekend), a 3 year old baby girl and 9 month old baby boy. I'm still trying to get off the weight from my baby girl. I have about 50 lbs total to get off and would love a challenge ...Can I be on the Red team? Do you have enough on this team? How do the I join the challenge?

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Official starting weigh-in 2/1/13 222
Current weight-in 216 (As of 02/19/13)
Loss of 6 pounds to date

Current weight-in 221
Loss of 1 pounds to date

Goal Weight 200

Edited by: COURTS42 at: 2/19/2013 (08:29)
Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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Official starting weigh-in 2/1/13 193.5
Current weight-in 192
Loss of 1.5 pounds to date

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You need to upload the app to your phone then you can log in your food, fitness and weigh in from your phone though you will probably be so medicated you won't be able to read the phone. Hope all goes well.

Had a great last chance workout today. I did 45 minutes of zumba, 16 minutes of circuit training, 18 minutes and yoga and a cool down. I am hoping to get some more minutes in tonight but I did get my sweat on. I also pecked at the scale this morning and I saw a loss. YAHHHH!

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Hey Everyone,

So just heads up I know we weigh in tomorrow but I will not have access to a computer... for those of you who don't know I am getting all 4 wisdom teeth pulled. So tons of fun! :)

I am going to weigh myself in the morning but wont be able to post it til later in the weekend...

Hope everyone had a great first week and just want you to know that i am proud of each of you!!!!!

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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It can be reps of leg lifts in your chairs, wall push ups, standing abduction, calf raises Stuff you can do for a couple minutes and no one will notice and you will not break a sweat. But will help with toning your muscle groups.

FYI: I also posted a daily challenge if anyone wants to participate. I see a few people have ask for a challenge this week. It is called 5 Minutes all out challenge.

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strength training? hmmm... i need to look that up...going to do some right now.

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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Wednesday schedule:
1- Do your cardio and add 10 more minutes, see how far you can go
2- do 2 minutes of strength training every hour at work today when no one is looking for a total of 16 minutes
3- drink your water

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Not everyday is going to be perfect for fitness and/or eatting. It is what you do with the rest of the week that counts. Keep up the great work! I am having my salad at my desk now!

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Well yesterday was not a good day for me... i had work then school til 10pm and I did not get any workouts in... i did however use the stairs going to my car and classes instead of the elevator. I think the weather and I was just in a blah mood, I don't think the weather helped.

However today I am doing good! I have had a spinach, strawberries, banana smoothie for breakfast and for lunch I plan on having carrots and a salad for lunch... dinner i am not sure yet... i have not got that far ;) But I am thankful for yall and RRLAMAS who is going to make sure I work out tonight and tomorrow morning.

My goal is to start working out in the morning because I always find excuses at night. I need to start my day off right!

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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Todays challenge is
1- No process foods
2- try a new workout video or new blow the dust off an old workout
3- Drink your water
4- do a toning video

So for today I have had a bananna for breakfast and I have a greek yogurt for snack. I packed a tomatoe/cucumber/mozzerlla salad for lunch, tonight is turkey meatballs over spaghetti w/ a side of broccoli since it did not happen last night due to heachaches and dessert is Skinny dip frozen yogurt with fruit on top.

I brought out the old Wii Biggest Loser game and did circuit training this morning for something old. I think the last time I used it was almost 2 years ago. Sadly the scale said I was 11 pounds heavier than I was 2 year ago according to the biggest loser calendar. :( But that is okay because it gives me motivation. I also did 30 minutes of walk aerobics this morning. Tonight is more biggest loser and a toning video.

How is everyone else doing with their week?

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This morning I did 20 minutes on the bike but felt a little weird so I stopped, Then I did 10 minutes of strength training. I did not think I would make it the full 10 minutes. After fixing the kids breakfast I thought well I will do a little walk aerobics since I did it a few days ago just fine. After 10 minutes I started having cold sweats so I stopped. My body is still not up to par from being sick and my IQ points are a little low as the elevator is not going all the way to the top these days. Hopefully I will be back to my old self in a few more days. I may be pushing it a little to much.

On the up side I did get 40 minutes of exercise in today so far and I am going to try and do a toning video tonight as well.

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You are definitely inspiring MOTOCONNOR2003...

I have printed out your Week schedule and highlight the things as I complete them. I didn't make anythign new Saturday but I did try something on Sunday. I made baked caulfilower for the first time and I have to say I am impressed!!!!!!! I would definitely do it again!

My daughter even asked me to work out with her Sunday... (her idea of working out is the videos on the xbox... she wanted to show her grandma who came to visit that she works out ;) it was super cute!)

I am feeling good and thanks to RRLAMAS I am getting all my water in per day! That is one thing I am pretty proud of myself!

Hope everyone has a good week!!!!

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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I gave you all Elliptical goodies to help you with this weeks challenge! Good Luck!

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I with still being a little out of sorts from the menegitus I was worried about working out to much. I did the 60 walk aerobics video. I was worried about pushing it to much but I am glad I did. I feel much better and have the energy to do more today. I am going to try and get one or two toning videos in today as well.

Todays challenge is try a new recipe so I am making flounder tonight. I am going to try a sparkpeople recipe and see how it goes. A friend is watching the kids so that I can rest today as I am still not back 100%. But I don't want to take it easy as today is push yourself day. haha

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Alright starting weight 216.. Goal weight Im pushing for 26 pounds.. I am hoping the number in my head and the deadline will push me to go hard these months. So it is a 26 pound goal. Its a goal I feel is reasonable with 2 pounds gone each week. So I will be pushing my self to do my elliptical and 30 day shred (with Courts42). And I figured I have the last chance biggest loser workout video I can use that on our last chance workouts. :-)

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Official starting weigh-in

Starting weight 193.5
Goal Weight 173.5

Today I did 30 minutes on the bike (pushed myself harder than I thought I was going to) and a 7 minute arm shaping toning video by Coach Nicole.

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Moving a little slow today but I will get my 30 minutes in. Since Fridays will be our normal day of rest I will do light cardio today. I am not working today because yesterdays scare really took its toll on me. So I took my migrane meds this morning. I have not had an episode since 2007 so I guess I was overdue. ha ha.

I went to the grocery store and did my shopping for the next two weeks. I made VERY good good decisions and am set up to eat healthy. I got things like JennyO turkey meatballs, flank steak for beef and broccoli, pork roast, pork loin chops, ground turkey, 90% lean ground beef, etc. and tons for fresh fruit and veggies. I got my son hooked on breakfast parfaits so I purchased vanilla yogurt and all types of frozen fruit blends. I thaw them out the night before and make him breakfast parfaits. He loves them and without granola 1/2 cup of yogurt with a 1/2 cup of fruit is less than 120 calories.

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Aww! Well 20.5 pounds it is... hope you are feeling better but definitely glad you got your workout in! I weighed myself and measured... and I would love to get to 200 by the end of this challenge... but that would be 22 pounds but I am ok if I loose just 20 ;)

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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I had to go to the doctor today for migranes so needless to say I will go over in calories for the day eating chocolate and drinking pepsi for my head. At least I got my workout in this morning before the headache hit. I had to get a shot in the rear for my head and I have pills. Hopefully I will be back to full swing tomorrow.

I just have to weigh in in the morning but would not be surprised if I gained that 1/2 a pound back in chocolate and pepsi. haha! I guess my goal will be 20.5 pounds.

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Im taking mine all tonight or tomorrow morning....... I'm glad we are all in this together!!!

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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So I took my before shots this morning. I would have to get very skinny and very HOT in order to ever show those to anyone. I took them in my sports bra and yoga capri's. Not a good look for me. ha ha! Now I am going to reset my tracker for tomorrow.

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Good idea!! I should do the same... it might make me feel like I am getting closer to a goal instead of a long term goal of 90 pounds!

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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I also forgot to tell everyone they may want to reset their tickers to their goal. I am going to reset mine with my starting weight and then how much I want to lose 20 pounds so as of Friday it will reflect zero pound lost. That way everytime I log in I will be reminded of my Biggest Loser Goal.

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I mostly work out at home... However I do have free weights, (I believe 1lb, 3lbs, and 5 lbs)

I also have that big ball (not sure what its called but I tell you doing crunches on it hurts!!) lol

I have a xbox kinect with kinect sports, zumba, just dance, wipeout

I also have the 30DS video and a few others

Thats really all the fitness equipment that I have.... oh also a treadmill and elliptical.

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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I have emailed everyone the workout schedule for the week starting Friday. If you have any questions just email me and you can alter it, changing dates if needed. I prefer last chance workouts always be done on Thursday since Friday is weigh in day, however if you calendar does not allow it just make sure one day this week you push it like no other day. And take the next day to relax. Also if there is a team to team challenge we need to try and do those on the days assigned. I am thinking of doing those on Tuesdays that way you are not too tired at last chance workout. Challenges will start on week two.

Please let me know what fitness equipment you have at your home or you normally workout on so I can schedule accordingly.

Don't forget your measurements and pictures so you can look back in 14 weeks and see the transformation.

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Thats a good goal... I know I am hoping to loose the same as well.

I am super excited for February 1st to start..

I do know you need our starting weight Friday... is there anything else we need to report such as our measurements or anything... just want to be prepared :)

@ RRLAMAS I am glad you joined!!!!!!

Every day may not be a good day, but there is GOOD in every day!

"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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So right now we are even 4 and 4 but we are welcoming anyone who wants to join. The numbers do not have to be even because for challenges we will take everyones timed challenged and then divide by the number participating to get an average to see which team did the best.

My personal goal is 1.5 pound loss per week if not more. I figured with the spark diet and exercise I normally lose 1 a week so pushing myself a little harder should give me a few more per month. I would love a 20 pounds plus loss during the next 14 weeks.

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I'll be on the red team!!!!!

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Welcome both of you to the team. I have been working on planned challenges, extra credit and all types of fun things. I will be emailed a weekly schedule to you that way if a certain workout would work better in your schedule on a different day you can change it around. I generally wanted to do last chance workouts on Thursdays since weigh in is on Fridays and Fridays being more of a day of rest before cranking up the weekend and more fitness and challenges.

I have also arranged the workouts so that if someones schedule does not allow the same block of time daily they can break it into smaller segments and get the same burn. I will post more on the 30th. Hopefully we will have a few more friends join our group for additional support, encouragement and ideas.

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I will be in the Red Team with my partner Courtney. My name is Rosalinda. I am 25 and I am a teacher and mother of four very active boys. My day starts at 5 am and work hours are usually till 7. By the time I am getting home dinner and get my workout down if it is really not to late. I am really excited to keep to my goals and reach them this year. I am ready for the challenges. Motivation is what keeps me going, so very much needed.

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I want to be on the RED TEAM!

I will give a brief bio... I am Courtney and a single mom of a 3 year old little girl. I go to school full time in the evenings and work full time during the day. I have a job with Waste Management during the weeks and I make cakes on the weekend. My schedule is usually super packed but I have dedicated this year to loosing the weight. I started out at the beginning of my journey at 238 pounds December 1, 2012. I have lost 14 pounds so far and would like to loose a total of 90.

I am excited for the challenges and I can't wait to be able to motivate others and be motivated by others to make this happen for our children and ourselves.

Go RED TEAM!!!! :)

Courts

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"It will hurt. It will take time. It will require dedication. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, its WORTH IT."


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I will be on the Red Team!

The Blue team will be headed up by Whitney and I will head up the Red Team. But let me start by introducing myself.

Hi my name is Sandy and I am the mother of two wonderful children. I spent a few years at home with them and then went back to work when my youngest was 1. I felt so guilty about going back to work I did not make time for me. I worked at a desk all day long and tried to spend time with my children at night, neglecting myself. At my heaviest with the exception of pregnancy I got up to 211 pounds. I am presently 192.5 pounds and would love to see my goal of 150 by the end of 2013. Shucks I would love to be 140 but will reset my goals when I get to 150. I am am emotional eater. I love to workout but when life gets overwhelming I have a tendency to stop moving and start eating.

My husband is active duty military and has been deployed every few months regularly for the past 3 years thought we have been married for over 13 years. Before that he was shore duty so I had no excuse. Last year I had alot happen while my husband was deployed (house flooded, house broken into, etc.) and I ate back 20 pounds of what I had lost the year before.

Now I am back and fully ready to get back in shape and not just lose that 20 but lose at least 45 pounds this year.

This challenge is 14 weeks long and your goals may be other than seeing a smaller number on the scale. It may be to get healther, to eat better, to have a group pushing you along the way down the road to a healthy life. In our challenges I want to not just challege you to physical activities, I want to challenge you in other areas. My ideas for challenges include of course working out but also to lessen processed foods, to try to eat fresh more often, to share a recipe, cut down eating out, include more physical activity with your children, etc. Of course there will be exercise challenge, because we can't lose weight without sweating more. HA HA!

I look forward to our 14 week challenge and can't wait to start losing with you!

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Edited by: MOMTOCONNOR2003 at: 1/23/2013 (16:04)
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Red Team please check in here and converse with your fellow team members. On February first you will need to post your beginning weight. On the following weeks you will need to put your current weight, weekly loss in pounds and percentage.

Good Luck!

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