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COUNTRYSTRONG21
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8/20/09 3:42 P

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Completely understand getting into a busy weekend and not having the time to come online. My problem is I just haven't felt like going on period at home. But that will change next week when I start school. At least you only have one class! I don't like to read school books either unless it's actually like a good novel for an english class or something. Way to go on picking back up with the challenge yesterday!

I'm sure it'll work out, I'm going to make it work out :). If that gas prices would go down that would be awesome, then my boyfriend would be able to drive home more often. Until I'm comfortable driving in the big city I won't be going as much as I'd like I'm sure. I'm glad you checked out the fitnesspal website and liked it. If it wasn't for telling me how many more calories to eat I wouldn't keep both websites up. I do like the sparkpages and the sparkteams which the other website doesn't offer. I'm suppose to eat 1800 calories every day (not including exercise calories) I had a hard time eating that much because I was trying for a while to only eat 1200. But for my BMI I should set my goal for a 1/2 pound a week and that's how much it says I should eat. I'm going to stick with it for a month or so and see if I keep seeing results or not. If not then I'll change it up a little and try something new.

Hope you have a great day!

Amy
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Looks like you two are doing awesome! Sorry for the late checking in. I was busy all weekend even though we didn't make it to the City Museum and was too tired to even lift my head Monday. And schools started, so that's another huge chunk of time gone. emoticon I love reading, but hate reading school books. Sounds like I'm the lucky one with only one class. I haven't been keeping up with the EA challenge but I picked back up where I left off yesterday.

Stephanie - Sounds like the study is pretty cool since you have prepared meals. I probably wouldn't be able to stick to it. Just because they tell me I can't have anything else would make me want to eat everything in the house. That's cool that you are able to maintain your weight with following their rules.

Amy - Sounds like that's gonna be kinda hard with your boyfriend 3 hours away but it'll work out. Here's hoping gas prices go down so that you can make a lot of road trips. I checked out the fitness pal website and it's pretty cool. I like how it gives how many calories to eat including exercise. That's the one thing that's always confusing to me. Problem is that most times I have trouble actually reaching 1,200 calories. For some reason I'm not really hungry during the day.


I gotta go now but I'll be back later. Hopefully after I've exercised.

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I've only gotten past the 1st day of it so far emoticon Monday I planned to do it but got a headache. Then last nigth I was planning to do Day 2 after I got home from my eye appointment but by the time I got home it was raining and I didn't want to run in the rain. It's still raining now but hopefully it stops by tonight so I can get out there and do Day 2 tonight. I haven't exercised since Friday emoticon I'm feeling confident though that I'll have no problems with the Week 1 work outs.

That's nice that the food is prepared already for you and all you have to do is heat it up. I bet it would be hard to remember that you can only eat just that. It's especially nice when the food is measured and planned out for you by someone else emoticon Glad to hear you have you have a plan in mind for eating while at school. I only have a class a day Monday-Thursday and I only work Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Wednesdays since my class isn't until 12 I can eat at home before I go and just bring a snack or something. My mom did say she would take my lunches to work for me emoticon

How many credits total are you taking then? I took Anatomy and Physiology last semester. Managed to get C+ luckily. It shouldn't be too bad since I only have a class a day so it's not like I have to rush from one school to the other. Next semester I won't be doing the 2 school thing, I'll just be at the UW. That's good the book store is a Barnes and Noble and that it's cheaper than your community college was.

Yup 3 hours away! We managed ok last year. We had just started dating in July so the relationship was still new but we made it. We've been dating just over a year now. He's actually going to Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). He has a car this year so he'll be coming home more than last year and I plan to visit when I can since I have Fridays off.

Sharing something makes me feel less guilty about having it sometimes. Wish I could try this place you talk about, sounds good! I love broccoli, but I haven't had it at a Mongolian place ever.

Whoops! You'll learn your limits about how far you can push yourself and not be sore for days afterwards I'm sure. The rain you had yesterday got to us at night and it's still here. Might have to get the Wii Fit out tonight to just get some sort of work out in if the rain doesn't leave. Why can't you exercise 24 hours before the study day?

emoticon on not going up in weight. Even without exercising since Friday I lost 2 pounds! I'm back down to 173.5 which is my lowest weight so far. I'm hoping to keep up the losing trend so that next week I'll reach a new lowest weight.

Hope you have a good day! If you want we could just start commenting on each other's sparkpages and leave this to specifically the 30 day challenge...but it doesn't really matter to me either way I guess.

Amy
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8/19/09 10:44 P

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The C25K sounds fun! I think that I just might check it out! I would love to be able to run for a longer amount of time. How are you doing in that so far?

For the research study, they actually give me all of the food and then I reheat it. Like the chicken, steak, and potatoes are all already cooked. It's pretty good food, it's just hard to remember that that's all I can eat. Last month during the study, my mom and I were making cookies and I didn't think about it and just started eating some cookie dough. At least I didn't eat a ton of it until I realized what I was doing.

I kind of like the idea of the measured and planned out food like the research study. I think that I'm going to try to do that for my breakfasts and lunches during the school days. I'm going to bring a lunch box with me everyday that I eat lunch at school with some ice packs. Hopefully your mom takes your lunch with her. That sounds like a good way of doing things.

I'm actually taking 5 classes. I meant that I'm taking 3 education classes: -Creating and Managing a Successful Learning Environment -Media Utilization -Human Relations And then I'm also taking 2 science classes: -Human Anatomy -Microbiology. Sounds like your's are going to be a handful especially since they're at two different schools! I usually get my books off of Amazon.com, but my student loan for books is going directly through the school, but at least the school book store is a Barnes and Noble store, so they're better prices than the other school's bookstore that I used to go to at the community college.

Ouch! He's really going to be 3 hours away? Don't tell me he's going to Madison! :-p Just kidding. That's going to be tough though, but I'm sure you guys can pull it off!

My boyfriend didn't really talk me into dessert so much, but he just asked if I wanted to share it with him. HuHot actually is like buffet style with meat, veggies, and sauces and you just put everything in a bowl and then they throw it on the grill. I always get tons of broccoli because I love it with the sauces that I usually get!

Yesterday and today have been kind of like rest days for me. I decided to do some strength training on Monday, but now I'm super sore. I pushed myself I little too much. Also, today was just a crappy rainy day and I didn't feel like going out there or doing anything. I'm going to try to do something tonight...like possibly even just cleaning around the apartment because I'm not supposed to exercise at all tomorrow. I'm not supposed to exercise 24 hours before the study day which is Friday morning. Happily, I haven't gone up in weight! So that's good! Even with all of these calories!




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8/18/09 11:10 A

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It was a good weekend. I'm trying to spend as much time with my boyfriend as possible since he leaves early September for school 3 hours away from where we live emoticon

Good job on sticking to mostly veggies! I love Mongolian stuff. We have 2 different places in our mall but I usually avoid their veggies because I don't like how big the pieces are lol. I've never had fried cheesecake so I suppose that's a good thing seeing as you couldn't resist the temptation. My boyfriend doesn't like cheesecake so I'm sure he wouldn't talk me into getting that. I don't think my boyfriend would talk me into getting any food, we'd just each get what we want. Hopefully he changes his ways about influencing you!

Do they prepare the food for you? Or do they tell you what to make or give you the food and you just have to make it? That's a good choice to just try to maintain your weight while being part of the study.

emoticon on starting your 30 day challenge! Sounds like you did some extra stuff above just what the challenge calls for but that's always good.

The Couch to 5K (C25K) program is designed to help you work your way up to being able to run a 5K. I'm currently not planning on running an actual race. I just wanted to be able to run as a form of exercise to help add some variety to my work outs. The program I'm following is from coolrunnings.com If you want I can get you the actual link that will take you to the actual article.

This was only my second trip to IHOP. I probably would have never gone there if we hadn't gotten one in our town. I ordered a skillet that had potatos, eggs, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and sausage. It comes with 2 pancakes as well. I didn't even finish my skillet and didn't touch my pancakes. My dog enjoyed all the leftovers though. I never saw those commercials but I'm sure they looked good.

I found out what books I needed for 3 of my classes on the school's bookstore website and then compared prices with Barnes and Noble. It was actually like $60 cheaper for just the books alone and then I got free shipping from Barnes and Noble where I would have had to pay for the shipping from my school's bookstore. My parents are paying for my books as their way of helping me out with college. I still have one more class to get my books for but it's at a different school and the only way you can get the books you need for them is to go to the bookstore that doesn't open until next week Thursday. I'm hoping that I can go on Friday with my friend so she can help me find my class there. I don't know that building really well right now so I don't know where to even begin looking for my class. Hopefully I can be prepared about lunches. I'll hopefully be able to get my mom to take my lunch to work on days I work so that she can put them in the fridge so I don't have to worry about a lunch box.

I am taking Intro to American Government, Social Problems, and Sociology at the technical college and English 102 at the UWMC. You said you're taking 3... I only see 2 unless I'm missing something lol.

How are the rest of you doing on your 30 day challenges?? Haven't heard from you in a while!!

Amy
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8/18/09 12:28 A

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It sounds like you had a good weekend! Definitely a much more exciting weekend than I had! I went to HuHot (Mongolian Grill Franchise...it's like a make your own stir fry restaurant) and I tried to stick to mostly veggies (which is my favorite there anyway), but my boyfriend talked me into pot stickers...at least they were steamed, and fried cheesecake. Grrr...he's not a very good influence.


The food is pretty good. It took me forever, but I tracked all of it into my food tracker, so if you want to see what's on there, you can see it on my sparkpage. It's just like toast or english muffins for breakfast, sandwich and fruit for lunch, and steak or chicken with a potato and a veggie for dinner. They gave me a butt load of life savers to make sure I get enough calories, but since my meals already are about 2,400 calories, I decided to just not eat them. It shouldn't make a difference on the tests because it's just sugar and they're testing sodium levels. It makes it easier for me to burn those extra calories! I don't think I'll lose any weight, but I'm mostly just wanting to maintain my weight since my calories are so high and I'm not working until Friday. Otherwise I'll just gain weight.


I actually got my 30 Day Challenge going today! Yay! I'm so proud of myself :) I forgot how fun it is too! I played for over an hour! I like the sports stuff mostly. I did some of the first challenge (because my boyfriend came home) and before that I did volleyball, basketball, baseball, boxing, and some tennis.

What's the C25K? Is it like a marathon type thing? I heard of someone else on Spark doing it too.

Haha, yeah...I wouldn't try to track iHOP either. That place is so sinful. I've never been to one, but they play the commercials all the time! I always wanted those Horton Hears a Who Pancakes they used to have with the sprinkles and sucker in the middle. LOL!


Oh my gosh! I know, classes start in less than a week! I just picked up my books today and it cost me $560! That's the most I've ever spent on books! I think it'll definitely be easier to lose weight though once it starts because I'll be on more of a regular schedule and I'm going to pack my own lunches. Plus I'll be done with this research study!

What classes are you taking? I'm taking three classes for my secondary education degree, human anatomy, and microbiology.


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8/17/09 10:34 A

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Glad to hear you got another "work out" in at work.

Is the food that they give you for this study good? I hope so if that's all you're allowed to eat on those 5 days.

The other website I use is www.myfitnesspal.com When you start it asks you for your information, how many pounds a week you want to lose, and how often you plan on working out and for how long. It calculates how many calories you should consume for you. When you exercise and log it you get to eat more calories though because the site already has a defecit (spelling?) figured when it gives you what you should be eating without working out. There are some helpful threads posted on the message boards to explain why you should eat your exercise calories and more of how the site works when calculating things for you. One tip i recently read about...now that I say that I can't remember the exact number so I'll look it up for you...but if your BMI is within a certain range it's recommended that you set your goal to lose only a 1/2 pound a week. I changed my goal to that since I'm within that range and that's how according to that site I'm suppose to eat 1800 calories a day and then plus any exercise calories. I'm having a hard time with eating the extra but think I've finally gotten the hang of eating the 1800 at least. I was suppose to eat 1200 calories a day when I had my goal at 2 pounds a week as well. I was finding it really hard to eat just that much though so I feel more in control of reaching my calorie intake goal with the 1/2 pound a week. I'll see how it works for a month or so and if I'm not losing anything then I'll have to play with some numbers and stuff, or maybe need to work harder at eating those exercise calories.

I have yet to start my 30 day challenge too. I think I'm just going to wait until next week to start. Friday night I did the first day of the C25K. I want to run so I figured this was a good way to start. The first week I'll be running and walking a little over 2 miles. I plan on doing the 2nd day of the first week tonight.

Saturday I took my dog in to be groomed. While he was being groomed my mom, brother and I went to Wal-Mart. My brother got Madden 2010 for the Wii and we bought another numchuck so that we can play 2 player games that require it. We did a little school shopping so I got pencils and a planner. Got some odds and ends too like partion clips and toothpaste haha. We ate lunch at IHOP. I didn't track my food from this weekend because I wasn't home and wasn't looking forward to trying to track that stuff. After lunch I went to my boyfriend's house for the day. We just hung out around his house, didn't do anything fun and exciting. Yesterday my boyfriend had a race so I drove to that and watched him and hung out with him. The plan was for him to come over for supper after he unloaded the stuff at his house and showered. That didn't happen though because his dad decided to go have a few beers with 2 other guys from the racing. We didn't get home until 8 and by the time everything was unloaded and we returned the trailer they had borrowed from a friend it was almost 9. I was glad to spend time with him though so I didn't really mind that he didn't come over for supper, although it would have been nice because my family hardly sees him.

No exciting plans for this week other than going to my boyfriend's house tomorrow to see him before he leaves for a week and a half long vacation on Wednesday. Next Monday school starts...YIKES! Kinda excited kinda not, you know how that goes.

Well I think I bored you guys enough with my looooong post. I hope everyone else had a great weekend!!

Amy
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8/14/09 9:46 P

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Hello girlies!


I had a good day today! I felt like a got a good workout yet again at work today, lol, but now I have off all weekend.

I've been doing a research study with Mayo Clinic for the past three months for 5 days out of each month. In those 5 days, I have to consume the food that they give me-nothing more, nothing extra. They've been either low sodium, high sodium, and neutral. Starting this Sunday, I'm starting the last and final sodium diet with neutral. I'm going to ask the dietician how many calories it is and try to burn some of the difference so it doesn't put me behind. So that's the fun thing I get to do this weekend! At least I get to head to Rochester (my hometown) and see some of my friends.

What's the other website you've been using? Since last night, I've been trying to figure out X amount of calories to lose Y amount of pounds a week. I got so confused because I read a message board yesterday (it's the link in the last blog that I posted) and I thought I had it all figured out, but I was wrong. I was calculating my BMR which is at a resting state instead of the calories I need while doing a moderate amount of work a day. This website helped me figure it out: http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

At my weight, height, age, and with moderate work, I need to consume about 2,200 calories a day. Since one pound is about 3,500 calories, I need to limit my calories to about 1,200 calories per day to lose 2 pounds a week (1000x7=7000). So now I know for sure how much I need to eat to lose weight.

Sorry if you guys already knew that, but I thought it was interesting.

I totally forgot to start my 30-Day Challenge again! And my boyfriend is playing his XBox 360 emoticon so who knows when I'll get another chance. Grrr...I should just kick him off. It's my TV! Lol! He seriously plays until 4 in the morning when he doesn't have to work...and he doesn't have to work ALL weekend.

But that's good that you feel like it's hard to eat that much food! It's like whenever I'm not watching what I'm eating, it's so easy to go over because you eat like the food that's such high calories like pizza, fried food, burgers, and what not. When you're watching what you're eating it's more of the low calorie stuff like fruits, veggies, and stuff that's made with low calories. At least you're not starving :)

What are your plans for this weekend?


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That's great that you were able to get a "work out" in while working and making money! emoticon on eating a good breakfast before work so you could avoid the pizza. Guess the size of the pizza will help you hold back from taking one home. Unless of course you could take it home and put it in the fridge so you have lunch or dinner for a day or two afterwards, if you like your pizza reheated or cold. Lucky you that you don't really care for meat on your pizza, that should help you avoid the grease and all that jazz. As for not wanting to add another goal to be responsible for I can understand. I hope you it works for you. I want to tone areas up as well as lose weight which is why I want to do both cardio and strength training throughout my journy to losing weight.

How did the first day of the challenge go for you?? How was the Fit?? What did you watch while doing it?

I am deffinantly not a morning person but I have been trying the past couple weeks to at least get up and do a strength training routine in the morning because I don't work up too big of a sweat. But I haven't been doing so well at it. Hopefully once school starts and I don't need to get up so early I'll be able to get into a better routine.

Sounds like you'll be able to get some exercise in just by having to walk to class. Make sure you time it so you can log that!

I changed my goal to lose 1/2 pound a week from 2 pounds a week (on a different website). That seriously upped my calories so right now I'm dealing with trying to actually eat that many calories. I don't know if I can do it though. When I worked out Monday-Tuesday I got a hundred or more calories added to what I should eat and I'm like there is no way I can do that. Sparkpeople has me eating lower than that, but the high end of my range is pretty close to what the other website says I should be eating. The other website I use already has a deficit calculated so when I exercise I'm suppose to eat those calories I burned. I did pretty well yesterday though! I think Monday I would have been within my range if I had been able to log the quesadilla I ate.

Happy Friday everyone!! Any fun plans for the weekend??

Amy
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Oh! I also forgot to put in my 2 cents about strength training. I don't really do it that much because what I'm concentrating on right now is to lose weight, but if I feel like doing it, I'll do like some crunches or lunges. I'm more focused on cardio and burning calories and I'll be more for sculpting how I look when I get most of the weight off. Losing weight is hard and I don't want to be responsible for more things than I have to be so I don't quit. I hope that makes sense.


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Hey girlies! I just had a long day at Papa's, but I feel good about it because I feel like I got exercise in while I was working...lifting tubs of cheese weighing almost 40 pounds, pushing down on the cheese grater, and just running around every where! emoticon I made sure to eat a good hearty breakfast this morning so I would splurge a buy a pizza (2 servings of oatmeal is only 200 calories!!!). The smallest pizza size is a medium so I don't think I'll buy a pizza unless someone is going to share with me...and luckily I love veggies on my pizzas and don't really care for meat. I think I'll do just fine!

So it's 6:30pm and I have until 10pm for my boyfriend to get home so I'm making two goals!
1.) Restart the 30-Day Challenge on my Wii. I haven't gotten to it yet because I haven't had time, keep fogetting, or my boyfriend is playing his stupid XBox
2.) Do an our of Wii Fit aerobics! I love how you can watch TV while you do it!



Rene (by the way, I love that name!), I agree with Amy, it does sound like you're keeping active with all of the stuff that's keeping you busy! It's like a convenient work out :) It's just not that fun when you're sore though.

Amy, that's a good idea to just workout before classes. I'm not a morning person by any means, but


I'm going to try SOOOOOO hard to wake up at least 2 hours before class starts so I can at least do somewhat of a workout. I have to walk almost a mile to get to school from the parking lot. I'm not going to be lazy and take the bus...even on the cold days :-
How is everyone doing with their food intake? It's been hard, but I've been on a role since Saturday!


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Wow sounds like you've been busy and keeping active!! You'll have to let us know how the first day goes for ya! You're right about the Active adding in strength training and not making it boring. I'm going to be on the Wii more than usual once school starts because I have mornings where I don't go to school until 8:30 and a day where I don't go to class until 12 so I'll have alone time at home to work out. I admit though, I like to watch tv and don't really want to kick my family off of it just so I can work out. But that's a bad excuse for not working out.

What is everyone up to today?

Amy
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I'm going to have to restart the challenge also. I've been running around since Friday. Saturday I not only had to help set up a wedding reception and transport food (which involved a lot of stairs), but I was also one of the photographers for the wedding/reception. So I was in pain till Tuesday and couldn't work out because I couldn't feel my legs. I was going to wait till Monday because I plan on going to the City Museum, which involve a lot of climbing.

Amy - I hope your weekend was fun, besides the sunburn. I struggle with strength training just because I don't want to do it. It's not fun, so I put it off. I think Active's good about adding in the strength and not making it so boring, because I have music playing in the background. I don't think you should feel bad about making your family leave. This is for your health. Maybe you could get them to join in.

Stephanie - Welcome! The bigger the party, the better. emoticon Glad you love your job! I agree with Amy. If you can make your pizza a little healthier that will help. Great job staying in the calorie range! Most times I have a problem with eating enough to reach the minimum. I'm just not that hungry most days.

Hannah - Did you start the challenge yet? How is the C25K? I actually wanted to start running but I'm a little scared.

Sorry for the long post. I'm usually not this talkative.

~Rene~

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I need to re-start my challenge too because I started it (for the second time) a while ago and just kinda stopped doing it again.

I started my weight loss journy on 6/3/09 when the 4th round of the Biggest Loser competition at work began. I dropped weight initially but haven't been able to get past 173.5lbs. I weighed in last week at 176.5. I seem to keep gaining and losing the same 3lbs. Hopefully this week I can at least lose some of what I gained last week if not see a drop below 173.5.

I know exactly what you mean about wanting to get a good habit going before classes start. I start on the 24th so I don't have much longer to go. Hopefully once school starts and I don't work all day I'll be able to work out in the mornings before class on a more consistant basis. I think that's part of my problem with the challenge, I need to use the TV and make my family use a different one so I feel bad and don't ask to use it as much as I should.

Way to go on staying within you calorie range! I was close to reaching the minimum but not quite. I would have if I knew the receipe used for my chicken quesadilla I had last night but oh well. So at Papa Murphy's you get to make the pizzas?? Working there I'm sure you will know which pizzas would be better for you and you can probably make them how you want right? I mean then you could use less cheese and stuff. Hopefully you can any ways.

I've have two nights of 2 hour softball practices and now tonight we play at 7:45. That's been my exercise for the past two days and again tonight. I really need to get a strength training program going though. That's the one thing I lack. What are you doing for strength training??

Have a good day!

Amy
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Okay, sounds good! We can just post on here how were doing and what's going good and such. I have to restart my 30 day program on Active because I started it right before we moved so I didn't really get too far in it.

Otherwise, I'm re-beginning my weight loss after a bit of a break and I lost like 25 pounds already. I guess I officially started again on Saturday and I want to get into a good thing before classes start.

Today I stayed within my calorie range and I'm going to do about an hour of aerobics on Wii Fit in a little bit. I even started my new job at Papa Murphy's today and love it! I just have to try really hard to not bring pizzas home.

How is everyone else coming?


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I didn't really think about it that much since I went on vacation pretty much right after I posted the original message. Any thoughts?

Posting on here about what day you're on, how things are going, comments, advice...that sounds like a good ideea to me. Of course you can post additional stuff to someone's sparkpage or where ever.

It's pretty open ended...not a set challenge with rules and stuff other than to try and do it as the Active has it set up for you.

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Awesome! I've kinda had a streak going since Saturday so that works for me!

How is this going to work? Like are we going to write to eachother or post on here how are days having been going and like what we did?




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Of course you can join! We'd be glad to have you!

There isn't a specific start day. I haven't started yet since I took a small vacation and now have sun burn on my thighs. I've decided to wait until the burn has healed to start my challenge. Hopefully it's not too long.

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Can I join too before you guys start?

I have Wii Fit and Wii Active too! :)




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I have decided that I will not be starting the 30 day challenge until my sun burn heals. I burnt the tops of my thighs and since that's where you're suppose to put the leg band I don't think I'm going to find it very comfortable. I would rather push back my start date than start tonight and be in pain the entire time. I would be much less likely to do it then I'm sure.

I do have softball tonight and tomorrow as well as Wednesday for our game so I will be working out. I plan to through some Wii Fit into the mix as well.

I hope everyone is doing well and had a fantastic weekend!

Amy
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I'm going to start this on either Saturday or Monday, as that's when my parents go away and I can move the Wii downstairs.

I plan on doing Easy as well, and pairing it with my C25K, of which I'm on Week2Run2


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I've attempted to do the easy 30 day challenge twice already. I figure if I can't finish the easy one why would I want to try a harder one. I plan on working my way up through the levels.

Good for you on starting last night!! Hope it went well!

I will enjoy myself, I hope. The boyfriend is putting a bit of a damper on my mood but I guess that's life.

Amy
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That makes sense so I'll see you when you get back. I wish I could get away but I guess I'll stay put.

I'm doing the easy level. I went ahead an started Day 1 and they might as well say there is no easy level. emoticon It wasn't a bad as I feared. I think I tried to do to much the first time I started it.

Have a great time away!

~Rene~

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Rene,

Great!!! I won't be starting it now until Monday (8/10). I am going away for the weekend starting Thursday so I don't see much sense in starting it now and missing out on 4 days in a row.

Deffinantly let me know how you're doing though once you start. I won't have access to internet over the weekend though so I won't be around until Monday.

Hope you have a great time starting it tonight. What level are you doing?

Amy
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Hi Amy
I'd like to do a 30 day challenge. I gave up the first time and I need some accountability too. I'm starting on it today.

~Rene~

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Do you want to start it tonight?? I am planning on working out after dinner. Going to try and do easy again. Figure I should start off slow and not jump to medium or hard until I've completed the challenge on easy lol.

Amy
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I'd love to do a 30 day challenge. I'm sick of seeing the scale not moving despite doing everything right!


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I have a Wii Active and have attempted to do the 30 day challenge twice now and I have not completed it in the 30 days, nor have I been on the Wii to do any working out with either the Fit or Active.

I was wondering if there is any one out there who would like to do the 30 day challenge with me? I need other people to hold me accountable to doing this in order for me to actually finish it.

I was thinking we could check in on this topic, let everyone know how things were going, ask advice about the game, etc...

I hope there is someone out there for me to buddy up with!!

Amy
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