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Here are the links for the July Challenges, with over 13,000 members we should have great turn-out for these challenges!

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Time to update your results for the June Challenges!

June Determination Challenge
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June Jump Rope Challenge
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JENMC14- I hope you have a wonderful visit with your inlaws.

Candace-Again, I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Overhere in my world, we are all preparing for a little party for my son's 12th birthday tomorrow. Even after a whole week of cleaning, yard work, pricing of gifts, I am still running around at the last minute to get his presents, cake and everything. At times, It is SO hard to fit in my life around taking care of MIL and Gramma's needs. Also where we live, you can go to the right for 30 mins to stores, or to the left 30 mins for stores. There is one walmart in the middle of town where we try to get the most of our things cause it is only 5 minutes away. But if you need something outside walmart's spectrum (and let's face it these days that doesn't include much), we have to travel. So this week has been pulling me from both sides. Plus all the doctors appointments and everything else. My word! I am pooped.

I got my 20 minutes of Zumba in today. I ate within calories. I only drank 2 glasses of water and still haven't fit in my strength training which has me annoyed. But I did my best with what I could do.

I am off to go fold laundry. Have a Happy Fourth everyone!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Candace. Any big plans for your special day?

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I am so sorry I missed this birthday yesterday! I am swamped at work getting ready for vacation & I didnt get to Spark much yesterday!

Birthday for June 29:

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6/30/11 5:37 A

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The In-Laws are coming! The In-Laws are coming! I'm so excited! My sister-in-law and her husband are coming in late tonight/early this morning and staying with us through the weekend! We rarely see them since they live in Canada and we live in the States, and it's about 6 or 7 hours to get to them. (And I really, really need to change my name on my passport, my daughter's name (my husband adopted her, but I've never bothered to change her last name on her SS card or passport, even though her name was legally changed!) and get my husband and younger daughter passports!)

The way the holidays fell this year is nice, they have Friday, we have Monday, we're taking Friday off to hang out, it makes a nicelong weekend! (My parents-in-law are also coming down from MI Saturday (we're in No. IN) and satying with my other SiL.)

Today is a "picnic" birthday lunch at work. I was going to just eat lunch there, but I'm going to pack a sandwich, so I know I have a good lunch, I'm making a berry, yogurt & cool whip salad, so not great, but not terrible. I'm also thinking of only eating 2 whole eggs for breakfast & skipping my usual 2 toasts, 2 egg whites, cheese & margarine sandwich to save a few calories, just in case. I know I'll want to indulge a bit, but I will this weekend, too. This is going to be a real test of my willpower! The breakroom is seriously only about 5 steps from my office door, so out of sight, out of mind isn't an option! There will goodies out all day, I bet, as is typical of our office.

ANyway, happy Thursday! Make it great!

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Last minute packing, last minute chatting before an early rise tomorrow morning for the 8 hour drive. Ugh - don't like long drives much but we gots to do what we gots to do.
Wishing everyone a wonderful long weekend: Canada Day for my fellow Canadians and Independence Day for my American friends.

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6/29/11 6:33 P

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WHOA! How did it get to be July so fast??
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend ahead. It helps to focus more on the fresh fruit and salad than the hot dogs and barbecue. Have fun, be good to yourself and smile a lot!
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6/28/11 8:03 P

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I hope everyone is having a great evening (well, if your in N. America! Good morning to those on the other side of the globe! ;))

I just got back from a great, not too intense walk with the dog. He loves getting to go for walks, and it's a nice quiet time for me.

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6/28/11 7:50 P

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What wonderful news DETERMINDCHICKY!

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6/28/11 6:58 P

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Thanks, DeterminedChicky. That means a lot to me. I'm not always the best about my workouts, but lately, I've been trying to step it up. I'm at the point, weight wise, where I usually end up gaining it all back because I stall out for some reason. I'm am DETERMINED not to let that happen this time.

I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Lowest weight: 116
Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.


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JenMc14-Your level of commitment to your program is jaw-dropping sensational! I wish I could be that committed. Keep up the great work!

My ticker reflects my commitment to exercise each month. Because action gets results!

Any fitness is better than no fitness, even if I just walk around the block.

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6/28/11 2:35 P

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DETERMINEDCHICKY, I'm glad things seem to look well!

GRANDMASHOUSE, I wasn't up all night, but the baby was talking/crying/turning on her musical aquarium over the baby monitor at 4:30. I considered getting up (hubbyu was up, he leaves for the gym at 5), but rolled back over. When my alarm went off at 5 for my workout, I turned it off and rolled over. I KNEW that was a bad idea, and I used every little ounce of will power I had and got myself out of bed! It does suck. Sleep will (hopefully) come soon for you!

I did my Bootcamp video & a kickboxing video this morning. Then, I knew 10 minutes of cardio wasn't enough, and even though I was close to the time I needed to be getting in the shower, and I was tired, I did one more kickboxing video. now, I only need 10 minnutes more of cardio to hit my 30 minute goal. I'm also supposed to kick the cardio up a notch this week for the bootcamp challenge. Maybe I'll take the dog for a 20 minute walk tonight. NOt as many calories burnt as kickboxing or the bike, but we'll see.

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First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Lowest weight: 116
Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.


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DETERMINDCHICKY - ~ Awesome news on the test results!!!


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It is LEAG0628 & TLODGE28s Birthday Today (06/28)!!!!!

Happy Birthday to Yall!!

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won't be able to get in any workout today other than walking around campus from place to place. finals week is here....:/

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Went for my stress test (cleared for exercise), echocardiogram (don't have disease my dad has or an infection on my heart! YAY), wearing my holter monitor now.

Nothing that makes me sweat today so stickies don't fall off.

My ticker reflects my commitment to exercise each month. Because action gets results!

Any fitness is better than no fitness, even if I just walk around the block.

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6/28/11 11:23 A

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Candace, I get tired just reading what you do each day. I thought I stayed busy, but you make me look lazy. If you ever left for a few weeks vacation, I wonder how long before they all realized how much they depend on you? It sounds like you have a good relationship with your family which I'm sure is absolutely imperative if you all live so closely together. You are really fortunate.

DC, glad you're feeling better. Any idea what causes your headaches?

I have a split shift today. Worked from 6AM til 10:30 and I go back at 3PM til 7. The Y is only a couple of minutes from work so I'm going to go workout some after work. Need to get back to moving this body up and down and all around.

~ Cheryl ~ Eastern Standard Time

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Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. -
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Woke up at 5:15 this morning. No. That's wrong. I GOT UP at 5:15 this morning, after waking up all night long with a tickle in my throat which was making me cough. At 5:15 I gave up and stayed up.

If I could crawl back into bed, I would - but have four day-care kiddos here today, and more foods to portion and prepare. And, the laundry needs doing ... and the vacuuming ... and the dishes. Ugh! Is it 9 pm yet?


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6/28/11 9:33 A

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WTG! You are awesome, Nanner
Glad you feel better!


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6/27/11 8:35 P

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Back to work, headaches gone.
A short work week - long weekend on the horizon.
Extra long for me: taking Thursday BUT to drive 8 hours so hubby can attend the Provincial Pistol Championships and me - well I'm just going to relax and go shopping.
I usually run the auction on Saturday night - I have no shame and can pull in quite a good sum on most items.

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I went a little crazy on ice cream today. Sometimes a woman just needs chocolate. Good think it was skinny cow or I would have been in a lot of trouble. Didn't work out today, my workout partner had a headache. Ready for tomorrow's workout!

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2nd Mini Goal = 5% lost (191.5 lbs)~Red Nikes
3rd Mini Goal = 5% lost (182 lbs)~New pants/shorts
4th Mini Goal = 5% lost (173 lbs)~Manicure with tips/Pedicure
5th Mini Goal = 5% lost (164 lbs)~New shirts
6th Mini Goal = 5% lost (156 lbs)~ Prepare for half marathon
7th Mini Goal = 5% lost (148 lbs) Prepare for marathon
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I am so glad to see so many people stopping by and updating us on their journeys! You all have such great ideas and workout your problems and things so effectively. It is truly inspiring!

I did 20 minutes of Zumba again this morning. I absolutely love it!

My ticker reflects my commitment to exercise each month. Because action gets results!

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This week is the last week of summer school for me. I have a lot of studying to do because the final is on thursday & I take the GRE next month, but I'll definitely be getting some good workouts in.

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6/27/11 10:16 A

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Feeling phsysically great this morning! I did the Crunchless Abs workout video for my Bootcamp Challenge, then I did two 10 minute Kickboxing videos (Coach Nicole's). I love those videos! Started my day off sweating, that's for sure! I am really trying to get my motivation for cardio back. I'm loving the videos, I'm thinking about getting one of her longer ones so I can do 20-30 minutes continuous instead of warming up, doing the cardio, cooling down, then starting over using the 10 minute vids. I'll have to see if she's got one long kickboxing video. I love her kickboxing routines.

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Good morning fellow Sparkers! I can't wait to go over and read who's on the Podium this week. I'll do that as soon as I finish this post.

Patricia - I just read about your weekend. You have so much energy! I hope that I'll be that energetic soon. I know that I already have more energy today than I did two months ago, thanks to Spark People and all the encouragement of the friends here in this Forum.

I'm off to make it a Marvelous Monday!
What 'Spark' can you all spread today?


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This week . . . On The Podium will be . . . .

Please, Please, Please, we need participation in this!!! This is a great way to see how others are moving along on their journey! If more team members dont start participating, I am going to run out of people to choose!

MARIAND123

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One great way to get chosen to be on the podium is to participate in this thread! Ask the current team member that is on the podium a question & your chances of being chosen are increased! I want to make sure that the person chosen is participating in the team!

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WOW!!! I'm so glad that so many stopped in over the weekend, maybe ya'll will join us more regular??

I had a friend in this weekend and we competed in two competitive trail challenges.

Saturday we rode 8.36 miles in a little over three hours, I won 5th place in my division & she placed 3rd in hers!

Sunday we rode a little over 5 miles in about two hours, I won 2nd place & she was 2nd place!

We had a BLAST!!! Can't wait until the next one in two weeks!

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You can find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/patricia.scarborough ~ If you add me as a friend on Facebook, please let me know you are from Spark People, I prefer not to accept people I'm not sure who they are.

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Overslept and missed church so I never changed out of my PJs. Spent the day puttering around online cooking for the next week and reading a book. Going over to see the new guy again tomorrow he is making dinner again but this time I'm bringing stuff too. Lazy weekend.

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Hi Team! Thanks for your concern about my headache. Just a little thing I have learned to adapt to, but I am pleased to say they are getting more infrequent lately.
Today is much better: got a lot of yardwork done and even though I continually slathered on the SPF50 and wore a hat I still got a burn on my face. Cold compresses and a product from my store called Nature's Aid will help to get it under control.
Dinner is on the Barby so this cannot be a long chat: making a small porketta roast and BBQ potato wedgies with an oriental style broccoli slaw. mmmmmmm.


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Got a bug up my a$$ about something today, so I ended up taking it out on my body! I did Nicole's Cardio Kickboxing video twice, 30 crunches, 30 bridges, 30 reverse crunches & 30 wall push-ups. I have a feeling I may do more later.

I did have a good shopping trip, kidless, this morning. Got a few things with my birthday money & some groceries, and had one of my favorite indulgences: a Starbucks' Skinny Caramel Macchiato. YUM!

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Just stopping by for a quick few minutes this morning. After weeks of clouds and rain, I can actually see the sun this morning! Ahhhhh .....

Today will be a lazy day here at the house. No one has any specific plans, but we all agree that whatever we do, it'll be outside!

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So glad you tried the Zumba exercise. I have so much fun at my class, and you really work up a sweat. I can't jump and hop like a lot of people, but one day I'll be boogying with the best of them.

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I just love seeing everyone hear! Love all this support, encouragement, and accountability! AWESOME!

Stillout2Lunch-I really like reading what everyone is up to. It helps me when I see someone who was struggling suddenly jump up and get at it.

Nanner2121-Why are you so sick?! Is it still from when you were at the hospital? I hope you aren't exercising yet? Drink lots of fluids. Try to stay hydrated and bless yourself with healthy foods.

JenMc-I am really impressed that you even try to restrain yourself when you go out to eat. I always tell myself it is a special occasion I can do better tomorrow. So kudos for putting in the effort even if you were a little off!

Mariand-I love what you are doing with your daughter. I workout with my kids too. I like showing them that exercise can be fun! Its great bonding time. And they help keep me motivated.
Morethanair-I can't even imagine how hard it is for you to go to law school and raise your kids! My LORD! You are one strong Chicky!!!

As for me teamies, I tried Zumba Fitness for the Xbox Kinect tonight and I absolutely LOVED IT! What a great workout! No starting and stopping like the Dance Central game and you gotta land the moves where in Dance Central you could cheat by waving your hands and moving your feet. Definitely just became my new favorite way to workout!!!! I feel so flipping good right now! You gotta try it! If you can't do it with the Kinect, check out the dvds or sign up for a class! It is SO much fun! Meringue, Salsa, Rhumba, Bellydancing, the twist! You'll be doing moves that will have you laughing so hard! So worth the $50 I paid for it!

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Hi, Cheryl:

I'm liking your slow and steady approach to things. I hate to 'exercise' at home - there are just too many people watching me! I keep worrying if my 'form' is correct - LOL. So I try to incorporate more walking up and down the stairs each day, or carrying the younger kiddos around for a few more minutes. I'll try anything to disguise the fact that I'm exercising!

I've been a member here for almost two whole months now, and I simply cannot believe how much better I feel, and how much more energy I have throughout the day. It's almost like I am a brand-new person than I was in April!

And, I have so many wonderful Spark Friends to thank ... and you, Cheryl, are right there at the top!


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So sorry your day started out badly. I hope you are feeling better now, and so much better tomorrow.

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I woke up at 4 am with a screaming headache. Took 2 Advil liquid gel migraine caps and immediately barfed them up. Took 2 more and they lasted for 1/2 hr before they joined their twins in the pottie. The third batch stayed down and by 1:30 pm I was starting to feel relief.
I went outside and clipped my lilac bushes, tidied up the front yard and gardens, cleaned the pond filter and am now enjoying a BBQ Bison burger with hubby.
Hope I'm able to get a lot more done tomorrow.

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I'm not too good at chat rooms. I'm better at blogs and quick notes of encouragement. I never know what to say. I do strength exercises at the Y using their machines. It's kinda fun actually. They have a chart that you write how many sets, repetitions and amt of wt. I have a blank chart that I take with me and make a duplicate of my work so I can log it onto my fitness tracker. I usually do 3 days a week, hope to increase that to 4.

My cardio is at the Y also, 3-4 times per week. I am just no good at working alone at home. I have videos that I would do if someone was here to do them with me. But when I'm alone I always come up with excuses not to do them or to put it off until later. I have a really good one that is "Yoga for Inflexible People" which is really super. I give it high marks.

In my eating plan I concentrate on one variable at a time and work on it for a couple of weeks until I get it down, then I move on to the next one. I started with protein and water. I eat between 100-120g protein/day and drink 12-16 glasses of water. Didn't start out there of course. Then I worked on my sodium levels. I have to be on a low sodium diet so my goal is to keep it under 1500/day. That has been my hardest one to accomplish. I now make everything from scratch (beans, spaghetti sauce, dressings, etc.). Right now I'm working on fiber. Want to get it up to 35-45/day. Currently am at around 25, so more work to do there.

Doing it all at once is very overwhelming and you can get discouraged so easily when you try to do too much at once.

I do like to read what all of you are up to. I will definitely make it a habit to stop by and put in my 2 cents worth more often.

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I just finished law school in may. I lived in NYC at the time with the commute to Yale and a full time job. Now I live in phoenix with two boys under a year studying for my bar. I am more busy now. But I told myself that I could do this. Thanks for the advice. Congrats on law school. I understand the no father figure thing. My husband died in Iraq about a year ago and the babies father is in prison. But things work out. All you have to do is work hard at it. I hope everything works out for you.

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I love to go bike riding with my daughter. We usually end up doing a hike because she loves to go in the streams and creeks around our house. I have beein trying to get her to start training for a 5k with me. I am hoping that i can help her develop the habit of exercising while she is still young.


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Thanks, DetermindChicky! Today, eating out, I didn't do so great, because I didn't know where my husband wanted to go, so I tried to remember from a previous look-up. I didn't do terrible, I was well within my calories, but way over on fat, in the end. Chips in baskets on tables are BAD. (I didn't go overboard, though, but I did eat some.) I'm not gonna beat myself up over it, though.

MoreThanAir - Law school with little ones is challenging. I graduated from law school when my daughter was 2.5, and I had my parents' help, which was invaluable. (Single-ish mom. (Long distance fiance, not my daughter's father, not a great relationship (ended not long after law school), but it's a long story.)) You can do it. Getting in workouts & taking that bit of time for yourself will also help you decompress. You could also get audio of some class outlines or something and put them on while you workout - double duty!

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I am here for the weekend challenge. I haven't really been working on myself or my weight and health lately. I kept telling myself that with law school and raising my two nephews which are both under 1 was all that I could handle. However, today I decided that if I didn't put my time into myself and realize that anything is possible then my dreams were never going to come true and I couldn't live with that. So here I am. I even decided to double my workout today and go for a run as well as dance for a while to get those 30 minutes of workout in that I promised myself all those months ago when I joined. Anyways I just want to say thank you for being there when I really needed you.

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JENMC14-I am loving that you put in the effort to take the survey! You are doing SO great! And I love that you shared with us your strength training routine. I know for many here at Spark they feel that they either don't need to do strength training or they don't know when to fit in. So I really appreciate your sharing. You did a really great job of preplanning for your dinner out. I never think to check online for restaurant calorie listings before I go! What an awesome idea! I know a friend of mine on here brings her measuring cups and food scale with her when she goes out to eat. She has had major success. I am not committed with portion control like that. I still eyeball it. When will I figure out that my eyeballs see everything smaller than they really are.

TERESA3396-I am so glad that you are finding this team so supportive and encouraging. That IS the point of a sparkteam afterall! So I am glad we are fulfilling our purpose. Tx. Patricia, Nanner2121 and IMJUSTDUCKIE, are doing such a great job. I am so honored to be part of a great team of leaders! If you ever have an idea that you think might make the team even better, shoot one of us a sparkmail and we will put it in to practice. The survey if you are interested in taking it is further down on this thread. I posted it a couple days ago.

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Ok I am still new to this site so I did not see any survey to take.
I am doing great on this program and love this site. I started on 6-6 and already lost 11 pounds. I do know that you lose more in the first few weeks but it is still good to see. I just hope to lose 1 pound a week after I level off
So far I like this team the best. This team seems to have more communication and more motivation.
So you guys are doing a great job. KEEP IT UP!! THIS TEAM ROCKS!! I LOVE THE CONSTANT MAIL MESSAGES.
If I would not have gotten them I might not be here now. So again thanks.
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Workout tip for the day: For added challenge to Coach Nicole's Cardio Kickboxing workout, add in one Doberman, who is slightly restless and wants to spend time with you. Preferrably after he's only been awake for about an hour. He will wander around you as you move, keeping you on your toes, trying not to step on him. As you stretch, he'll do the "famous" "Dober Lean" right noto you for an added balance check & core tightener! For even more Dobie workout fun, try to do anything that involves laying on the floor. Many "kisses" will enuse. He may also lay right on you, adding resistance! ;)

I'll answer the survey for yesterday.

1. What did you eat for breakfast today and how many calories was it? What did you have for lunch today and how many calories was it? What did you have for dinner tday and how many calories was it? Did you have a cheat food or go over calories? If so how many calories over did you go? (HA! See you gotta log it to give me that answer!)
For breakfast I had 2 tbsp of Sugar Free Vanilla Carmel Creamer in my coffee. I had 1.25 egg whites (I lost some of my second egg white in a horrible seperating accident! lol!), on two piece of whole wheat low carb bread with 1 tbsp of Blue Bonnet psread & a slice of reduced fat American cheese for a total of 215 calories.
I had a 90 calorie chocolate chip granola bar for a snack for 90 calories.
For lunch, I had leftover chicken and veggies (one cup), 10 baby carrots, 1/4 cup of blueberries and a bottle of Cherry Coke Zero for a total of 213 calories.
Knowing that my husband wanted to take the girls out for dinner, I did not have an afternoon snack, just in case.
For dinner, we went to Red Robin. There website has a really great feature where you can customize your meal & get nutritional info, so I surfed there for a bit before leaving and came up with a plan. I started with a cup of Chicken Tortilla soup, hold the sour cream. For my meal, I had the Simply Grilled Chicken salad & took my own Fat Free Honey Dijon dressing with me. I had water to drink. My calorie total was 794.
My totals for the day were Calories: 1,312 (in range), Carbs: 126 (under),
Fat: 45 (in range) and Protein: 107 (in range).

2. What did you do for cardio today and how many calories did it burn?(Gotcha again!)
I've been slacking my cardio lately, and I, obviously, think it's contributing to my current plateau. After doing the Day 6 strength training video for the Bikini Bootcamp challenge I rode the stationary bike for 15 minutes for a total of 128 calories burned.

3. What is your strength training program? What exercises do you perform for your strength training? How often do you do your strength training? What is your schedule for this? Do you need someone to help you get accountable for Strength Training?
RIght now, I am following the Bootcamp Challenge's program. I wanted to try something new, but I think my old program was more intense, I'm not sure. My husband helped me come up with it, and I hit lower body on Monday, abs on Tuesday, triceps & chest on Wednesday, biceps & back on Thursday & abs again on Friday. I'm thinking of adding some of that back in while still doing the bootcamp. I do it every (weekday) morning around 5:15 or 5:30, before getting the kids up & getting ready for work.

4. What happened in your day today that affected your food choices and why did you let it?
I actually had a pretty good day, and nothing affected my eating. We'll see if the planned "picnic" birthday lunch at work next week affects anything, though!

5. What happened in your life today that had no bearing on your food choices at all?
I had a pretty calm day at work. Not a ton of stress Some crappy things came up, but nothing that directly affected my job, personally. I got a ton of work done, got a lot of files touched & added to, etc.

6. Would you be willing to be a Strength Training Accountability partner for someone who needs it?
Hmmm, I'm not sure I'd be all that great at it, but I'd be willing to give it a shot, I suppose.

7. What is your current weight? How much do you hope to lose?
I am 144.6. I should be lower. I was lower two weeks ago but got derailed by too much snacking and down home Southern food while visiting my grandparents last week. My current goal is to get to 130, so I have about 15 pounds left. (I started at 164.6. April 6, 2011, is when I actually started here, seriously. I had registered in June of 2010, but never did anything after that.) I have a feeling, I'm still not going to feel like I'm 100% done as I get there, because even now, although I see a difference, the flab that's left is combining with the looser skin to make me still feel really flabby. But, after 130, I'm going to (try to) focus less on the scale, more on keeping up a good workout routine & toning up & how I look & my measurements. I can see myself eventually gunning for 120, but, to be honest, I didn't weigh that even in high school, so I'm not sure how it'd look on me.

8. What is your waist measurement? What is your hips measurement? What is your thigh measurement? What is your arm measurement? (YES you must take your measurements to answer this question! HAHA Gotcha again!)
I actually just measured this morning! Waist: 31, Hips: 40, Thigh 23, Upper Arm 11. (When I started, April 7, my measurements were Waist: 36, Hips: 44, Thigh: 25, Upper Arm: 12. So, in total, I've lost 12 inches from around my body so far.)

9. Did you blog today?
No.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 6/25/2011 (04:57)
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I am doing better. I do not know why but I have one iffy internet, another computer without the internet working and the flash player crashed on the one that has the iffy internet.

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Wow! Glad to see all the new names and faces! HELLOOOOO fellow Spark Addicts! haha

AUTUMNPOTTER- A new boyfriend is an opportunity to share your healthy lifestyle. Why not plan a gym date? Sharing interests is all part of being a couple. Or maybe a date at the batting cages, track, basketball court, roller rink! This is the chance to try out all kinds of new activities! ENJOY IT!


MISSLISA1973-Why are you stressed hun? Maybe listing it out here will help alleviate a little of your worries. Maybe we might have some all powerful and wise ideas on how you can completely destress your life and live in utter zen forever!!! lol Or we can atleast be here for you to let you vent if you need to.

Both Teresas it is nice to see you! Thanks for popping in. I wonder if you two have anything in common outside of the same name....doesn't hurt to ask and see. :D

MLMCGEE2012-So glad you joined the team! I can't wait to get to know you better!


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I'm here for the weekend challenge. I love this SparkTeam... it's one of my most active teams and is full of a bunch of really great people. I've been super tired lately and I think it's stress. I'm going to make fun and activity my plan for the weekend. That should liven me up and help me get back on track. emoticon

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Hello,
Nice to meet you Teresa. LOL

Wow you are already at your goal. Good for you!!
And you are still here to support all of us. Thank you.

I look forward to typing with you.

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I got a request to stop by and say hi. So here I am going crazy, I met a new guy. He made me dinner and we watched a movie tonight then he said that if I was ready for a boyfriend he would like to put his name in for consideration. I have no idea if I'm ready for a boyfriend I have been single a long long time.Kinda freaking out here and trying to decide if the new life complication is good or bad for the healthy lifestyle. I have skipped the gym to meet up with him but on the other hand snuggling with him has led to a slack off of my eating schedule as I have other things to do now besides eat. Either way I have been losing and gaining the same three pounds for the last month. I guess we will see.

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