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68 Day Challenge: Day 3

Friday, April 25, 2014

Day 3 of my challenge wasn't so bad. I knew i needed to make sure i burned over 3000 calories throughout the day because i was going out to eat with friends. We went to this hole in the wall Mexican restaurant (always the best foods!) and i knew i was getting their chicken fajita salad that was 770 calories. That part was easy. But i wanted to burn the extra calories so i could eat chips and salsa. I had already planned for this to be a break even kind of day.

April 24th was Day 3:
i ate roughly 2460 calories
I burned roughly 3450 calories
I walked 4.21 miles

Even with the chips and salsa i would have been under 2000 calories eaten for the day. Then why did i eat closer to 2500 calories? Because i polished off the last of the cookies at my house. So no more cookies to munch on which is a good thing!

It's always so peaceful in the shade areas...

Don't let the shade fool you, it was hot!

After...trying to cool down in my car before i drove to meet friends for dinner...

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As another part of this challenge is my weightloss. Here's where i stand:

Starting Weight: 319.8lbs
4/14/14 267.8lbs
4/21/14 264.8lbs (-3.0lbs)

Since i am a daily weigher here's what the scale has read this week:
4/21/14 264.8
4/22/14 264.8
4/23/14 263.2
4/24/14 262.8
4/25/14 262.0

I know these numbers will fluctuate. My official weighins will be every Monday.

What are my goals for day 4?
* walk 3 miles
* strength train for 20 minutes
* eat under 2000 calories
* burn around 3000 calories

(I use a fitbit so those calories burned are my calories burned for a 24hr period of time NOT just during my workouts)

Since it's the weekend, i'll post by goals for Days 5-6 as well:
Day 5:
* walk 10-12 miles

Day 6:
* walk 3-4 miles
* strength train for 45 minutes
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    glad you enjoyed the meal.i think you are doing great love.keep up the good work emoticon
    1790 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    1790 days ago
    The Success statement is TRUTH! No excuses! You might have quicker WL if you drop the calorie ranges into what SP recommends based upon your SP fitness guidelines. Using a fitbit is good for overall data gathering and encouragement to keep active throughout the day. I've found that tracking the SP fitness and meals and then using the SP calorie differential report really helps me stay on track.
    1791 days ago
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    That real woman sign made me smile.

    Great work!!
    1791 days ago
    emoticon You're doing a great job of holding yourself accountable. Rooting for you!
    1791 days ago
    emoticon job emoticon Love your sign about the Real Woman I will have to show my daughter she will really appreciate that emoticon
    1791 days ago
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