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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So far, I'm loving the no-weigh thing. Thinking of continuing it after I weight for TBL challenge at work.

Also, doing this thing called Game On. It's another weight loss challenge. There are teams, and points for your healthy habits. The rules are basically that you have to eat 5 small meals per day, each meal consisting of a carb, a protein, and a healthy fat. You have to exercise 20 min per day, drink 100 oz of water (NO soda, NO caffeine), Adopt a good habit (mine is complimenting more freely) and give up a bad one (swearing in front of Max). In addition, there is no snacking except for 1 100 calorie snack throughout the day, or unlimited cucumber or celery (plain!). If you snack, you take off points, if you miss exercise or a meal or something, you lose points. You want to get 100 points per day, and your team works together to get as many as possible. At the end of the week you either meet your weight loss goal (losing 1% of your body weight) or your fitness goal (measuring, adding reps...whatever one chooses) and then you get bonus points for that. There's a lot to keep track of but once you start it's not all that confusing or difficult. It's been fun. Not even a week in, though. It gets me active every day, which is nice. I also like the 5 small meals thing, because then I'm not STARVING by the time I get to meals. It's challenging to find a carb, protein, and healthy fat for every meal, though.

Hmm other news.

I noticed a significant reduction in my saddle bags! When I sit on a chair, they're no longer these flabby gross things that stick out over the edge! They're tight, and they don't really stick out any further than my legs! Maybe a half of an inch or something. Totally amazing. Those grossed me out.

Last time I went through all of this I set the goal for myself to run a mile straight without stopping. I did it. and I still hate running. I hated it the entire time I did it, and I had no desire to extend my goal to a 5k or half marathon or anything. I just freaking hate it. So this time I'm concentrating on swimming. I have also hated doing laps for a long time, but I've been doing it and it's kind of fun. Front crawl always kicks my ass like no other, so my ultimate goal is to do a full mile of front crawl without any strokes in between. Right now, when I swim I generally do 2 miles, and I do a half mile of FC every time I swim, but I do one lap front crawl, one lap breast stroke, then front crawl, then breast stroke, etc so it ends up as a half mile of front crawl and a half mile breaststroke somewhere in the middle of my workout. I would like to be able to do all front crawl someday. Something to work towards anyway.

Alright, well, I think that's it for now.
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  • SOUR_KRAUT
    Just checkin' in w/ ya! Let me know if you have any swimming questions or want tips etc! :D
    3855 days ago
  • KEEUMM
    Whenever I swim, I do 100 yds free, 100 yds kick, 100 yds pull. When I just do free, I don't kick, and I can swim for days and not feel much in my legs. Just doing kick with a kickboard and just doing pull helps to isolate areas.

    Just in case you were interested in varying it at all. I'm just proud of you for getting out there and kicking butt!
    3870 days ago
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