I really need to get back into portion control and controlling my sweet tooth. I haven't lost any weight yet in 2009, and the year is almost half over. At least I haven't gained back what I've lost, but I do have a way to go.
Jeanette Madison, Wisconsin
current weight: 173.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,550) Posts: 956 6/2/09 4:21 P
I started a challenge on another group, to get people going, or past what they normally do. The exercise one is beyond your "normal" routine
The following is what we did: 15 min of cardio or 10 strength exercises = 5 points 8-10 cups water = 5 points 5 fruits/veggies = 5 points Staying within calorie range = 5 points Meditating or journaling each day = 5 points
Each week there is a bonus, ex one week if you played hopscotch you got 5 points, another make a spark recipe you get 10 points..
at the end of the time frame whoever had the most points won, and got to issue the next challenge... some of us local girls added a bottle of wine from each "player" to the winner....
It is fun, though a little work....
and no, I didn't win......
This life is a journey, not your destination!
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,782) Posts: 3,036 6/2/09 3:34 A
I also drink 16 glasses water a day, 3 fresh fruit servings, and 7 freggies (fresh/frozen veggies) a day. But the 7 are defined as non-starchy only. The reason I do 7 is to up daily low glycemic nutritional value, and up daily fiber - stay full longer and eat the good stuff so there's less room for the other stuff. I also SCHEDULE 8-9 hrs sleep a day, in order to ensure getting 8 hrs min.
Okay-----My fitness tracker recommends that I burn 186 calories a day 5 days a week. That is working as maintenance for me. My summer goals: double the fitness tracker goals each week, eat 5 or more fruit/veggies a day & upper body exercises 3 days a week & lower 3 days a week.
I'm coming off a month of being sick, no exercise, no energy, and have been eating out and drinking pop while sick, and am having trouble getting back going. So to combat that I'm trying for walking 10 mins each daylight hour I'm at home, that's a "try": and 10 mins "required" every other daylight hour I'm at home. Started this afternoon and so far have walked 45 mins today. I am not speed walking or doing intervals; it is like a reward, a pleasant walk and fresh air. Just to get back in the game.
1. 10mins walking per hour - short term goal 2. Half-year life goals due Jun 30th: penciled in and listed Jun1-14. Final decisions made, firmed up, and scheduled over Jul-Dec, during Jun15-30, due by June 30th. 3. Eliminate eating out, eliminate pop, go back to healthy eating until lost 10lbs. Then only eat out ONCE, but all healthy, as a reward. 4. Continue with Tai Chi practice lessons; 5. Research & incorporate resistance training; rev up cardio after back on track.
Hi all, It's June 1st. Let's take a moment to rethink and post our goals. With it being a Monday, while the slate clean and make a fresh start. For those who are moving forward with your goals, feel free to post also. But keep up the great work!!!! Together we can accomplish our goals!! Lisa
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