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2/28/08 9:52 A

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I loved this one. It had great timing too!

--Jenn

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up." ~ Babe Ruth


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2/28/08 8:33 A

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Team: Here is an e-mail on healthy reflections by sparkpeople that was sent this morning. This is a great little tidbit of info about being positive and I feel reflects why I created this team. Thank you all for being apart of it.
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You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.

- Ziggy



The secrets of positive people

Positive people tend to have many similar characteristics, such as respecting everyone's contribution to a project and knowing during hard times that things will get better. They have the power to make that change happen, an understanding that their attitudes can directly affect outcomes, and a commitment to increasing positive thoughts and diminishing negative ones. Are you putting effort towards becoming a more positive person?
Avoid complaining when things are turning sour, realize that the negatives and the positives in life will level out, and take responsibility for your life and actions. You are the only person responsible for your attitude--and your life.

"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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2/26/08 11:19 P

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Garber! Wowzy, you are the queen!! emoticon

"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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2/26/08 1:39 P

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Garber...GIRL...I'm not worthy!! I'm not worthy!! 3-frickin'-54 A.M.? As in the morning?!?! I think I need to go and hug my pillow, right now, just for you. You are the bomb. I am such a night owl that I am in total awe.
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2/26/08 1:29 P

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garber
I am guessing the girl got there to open the gym this morn. I used to be able to go in the morn too and it was great. wish I could do it now. thanks for sharing your energy with us.

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2/26/08 8:34 A

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE working out in the morning...I just wish I could realize that when the alarm goes off at 3:54am every morning. I need to just get up and not pay any attention to the time. Plus, I've started going to bed earlier rather than fall asleep on the sofa for a couple hours then go to bed. I think it may be working for me :)
Just thought I wold share...LOL

have a wonderful day. You are all doing AWSOME!!!!

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2/26/08 2:46 A

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WOW!!! Marilee that is so fabulous - emoticon your body is morphing into a beautiful butterfly!! emoticon WOWZY!

It is so nice to hear that you evaluated the circumstances and recognize that you are doing so great! I am so, so proud of you. You are an inspiration to us all and such a motivator!

You rock girl! emoticon

"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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2/26/08 2:32 A

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Wow guys...I was really disappointed when I jumped on the scale and I had GAINED a pound today. But then...I thought about it, and (1) monthly visitor, (2) I upped my calories by 300 because I doubled my fitness minutes and was eating at the high end of the spectrum, and (3) was adding weight training. SO - I hope to see a loss within the next day or two after I adjust #1 and #2.

I had 397 fitness minutes for the week.

And, I actually measured. I was only going to do it once a month, but when I ADDED a pound, I needed some encouragement. And, holy cow! I got it! Here is what has happened to my body in just 4 short weeks:
-6" from my waist
-7" from my hips
-1.25" from my neck
-2 dress sizes
-9.5" from my bust
-3" from my thigh
-2" from my calf
-.75" from my forearm
-3.5" from my upper arm

I have had my husband do my measurements for me and he started calling me "Slim" today. Hee hee

SO excited!! Next week, my pounds will be down, too.

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2/25/08 11:25 P

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Tomie: Fitness was challenging last week, but you still lost weight and inches. Keep moving forward and keeping positive! emoticon

Shannon: You rock girl!3 lbs and inches - emoticon

Music: No worries about last week! Down 2.6 lbs. How great! Keep moving forward!

Garber: You also did 3 lbs and how great on those fitness minutes. emoticon

Jenn: 3 lbs and you just made your first 20 lbs! emoticon You keep rockin' girl!

Kawandogirl: We all have these weeks and just keep moving forward. If there is anything we can help you with, just let us know. Stay Positive! emoticon

Penny: emoticon 2 lbs down.. What a healthy weight loss. So cool! Keep up the great work!

Ladies:
This process is all about learning and experimenting and you are doing it! Keep up the great work team and if you feel a little out of sort, take a moment and re-evaluate and see what you can tweak! I am so proud of all of you! emoticon

Edited by: VIRGOGAL72 at: 2/25/2008 (23:39)
"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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SHARKRUNNER's Photo SHARKRUNNER Posts: 600
2/25/08 7:12 P

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SW 287
CW 285
(+/-)= -2
I dont track fm
I dont measure

Edited by: SHARKRUNNER at: 2/26/2008 (11:16)
Often it is about getting out of the endless loop of thinking and getting into action.
VINCENT LOMBARDI



If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
JACK DIXON




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2/25/08 3:48 P

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Team: I will respond more later, as I am off to bed as night shift is my future tonight. I am so proud of you all: lose, gain or stayed the same. You are so awesome.

Go Team!!

"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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KWANDOGIRL SparkPoints: (45,855)
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2/25/08 12:27 P

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I gained 1.5lbs
Sorry I don't keep track of my FM. & I only measure 1x month.(for my sanity)


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SWEETLEA23's Photo SWEETLEA23 Posts: 1,262
2/25/08 9:08 A

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CW: 234.4
-3 (-6.8 total for challenge)
FM: 160 cardio, 90 strength training

I hit the twenty pounds gone mark this morning! emoticon Wow, things have changed since Jan 1!

--Jenn

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up." ~ Babe Ruth


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2/25/08 8:46 A

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Good morning ladies!
CW: 253
Loss 3 lb
FM: 280

I am going to step it up this week.
I went to the gym this morning at 5am....and they chick never showed up to open. I waited until 530 but had to go home and shower (20 min in opposite direction of work). Needless to say, I'm not a happy camper this morning. My morning workouts give me so much more engery to get through the day. UGH. I am going to do my darnedest to workout tonight...maybe treadmill or turbo jam...
Have a rockin day everyone!

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2/25/08 7:50 A

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Sorry I missed last week. my computer freaked out on me, so...

Anyway, Here's my stats as of 10 minutes ago.

SW: 225.6
LW: 222.0
CW: 223.0
Total +/-/=: -2.6
Since last weigh in: +1
FM: 0
IL: I can't find my tape measure right now and I have to get to work. I'll try to take care of that this evening.

Edited by: MUSICTURNSMEON at: 2/25/2008 (07:52)
Jona ;P

"Let your passions shine through in all that you do." - me

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2/25/08 7:15 A

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CW 290.6
-3 lbs.
FM 200 min.
I also lost 1/2 inch in waist, hips, and bust!

~Shannon

"If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results."
- Jack Dixon

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
~Thomas Edison


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TOMIEJEAN's Photo TOMIEJEAN Posts: 360
2/25/08 6:58 A

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ok I was dreading this
CW 168.6
hips 41
waist 38 3/4
neck 13.6
FM 67 (not good this week) emoticon

well like mimi I learned that I have to do it all not just pick and chooase what suits me (or really my mood)
I am just in shock that I did not gain weight or inches. Yeah to my body it did it on it's own. lol

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2/25/08 6:56 A

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A thought to think about as we weigh in this week.

Per the American Heart Association and National Health Institute "For safe and healthy weight loss, try not to exceed a rate of two pounds per week."

Per the Mayo Clinic:
Weight loss: 6 strategies for success
Make your weight-loss goals a reality. Follow these proven strategies.
You probably know that hundreds of different fad diets, weight-loss programs and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss. But the foundation of every successful weight-loss program still remains a healthy diet combined with exercise. You must make permanent changes in your lifestyle and health habits to lose significant weight and keep it off.

How do you make those permanent changes? Follow these six strategies.

1. Make a commitment
Permanent weight loss takes time and effort. It requires focus and a lifelong commitment. Make sure that you're ready to make permanent changes and that you do so for the right reasons.

No one else can make you lose weight. In fact, external pressure often from people closest to you may make matters worse. You must undertake diet and exercise changes to please yourself.

As you're planning new weight-related lifestyle changes, try to resolve any other problems in your life. It takes a lot of mental and physical energy to change your habits. So make sure you aren't distracted by other major life issues, such as marital or financial problems. Timing is key to success. Ask yourself if you're ready to take on the challenges of serious weight loss.

2. Get emotional support
Only you can help yourself lose weight by taking responsibility for your own behavior. But that doesn't mean that you have to do everything alone. Seek support when needed from your partner, family and friends.

Pick people who you know want only the best for you and who will encourage you. Ideally, find people who will listen to your concerns and feelings, spend time exercising with you, and share the priority you've placed on developing a healthier lifestyle.

3. Set a realistic goal
When you're considering what to expect from your new eating and exercise plan, be realistic. Healthy weight loss occurs slowly and steadily. Aim to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. To do this, you need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than you consume each day through a low-calorie diet and regular exercise. Losing weight more rapidly means losing water weight or muscle tissue, rather than fat.

Make your goals "process goals," such as exercising regularly, rather than "outcome goals," such as losing 50 pounds. Changing your process your habits is the key to weight loss. Make sure that your process goals are realistic, specific and measurable, for example, you'll walk for 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

4. Enjoy healthier foods
Adopting a new eating style that promotes weight loss must include lowering your total calorie intake. But decreasing calories need not mean giving up taste, satisfaction or even ease of meal preparation. One way you can lower your calorie intake is by eating more plant-based foods fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Strive for variety to help you achieve your goals without giving up taste or nutrition. Cutting back on calories is easier if you focus on limiting fat.

To lose weight, talk to your doctor about setting these daily calorie goals:

Very low calorie diets aren't a healthy long-term strategy. Fewer than 1,200 calories a day for women and 1,400 calories for men aren't generally recommended. If your calories are too low, you run the risk of not getting all of the nutrients you need for good health.

5. Get active, stay active
Dieting alone can help you lose weight. Cutting 250 calories from your daily diet can help you lose about half a pound a week: 3,500 calories equals 1 pound of fat. But add a 30-minute brisk walk four days a week, and you can double your rate of weight loss.

The goal of exercise for weight loss is to burn more calories, although exercise offers many other benefits as well. How many calories you burn depends on the frequency, duration and intensity of your activities. One of the best ways to lose body fat is through steady aerobic exercise such as walking for more than 30 minutes most days of the week.

Even though regularly scheduled aerobic exercise is best for losing fat, any extra movement helps burn calories. Lifestyle activities may be easier to fit into your day. Think about ways you can increase your physical activity throughout the day. For example, make several trips up and down stairs instead of using the elevator, or park at the far end of the lot.

6. Change your lifestyle
It's not enough to eat healthy foods and exercise for only a few weeks or even several months. You have to include these behaviors into your life. To do that, you have to change the behaviors that helped make you overweight in the first place. Lifestyle changes start with taking an honest look at your eating habits and daily routine.

After assessing your personal challenges to weight loss, try working out a strategy to gradually change habits and attitudes that have sabotaged your past efforts. Simply admitting your own challenges won't get you past them entirely. But it helps in planning how you'll deal with them and whether you're going to succeed in losing weight once and for all.

You likely will have an occasional setback. But instead of giving up entirely, simply start fresh the next day. Remember that you're planning to change your life. It won't happen all at once, but stick to your healthy lifestyle and the results will be worth it.



Edited by: VIRGOGAL72 at: 2/25/2008 (06:57)
"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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2/25/08 5:52 A

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Okay Ladies, here we go.

CW: 222
Loss 1 lb
FM: 135min. Uhg.

Okay, it is 1 lb loss, but that means I no longer need to loose 100+ lbs. emoticon I only have to loose 99 lbs now!

My flubs last week does show in this weeks loss, but this week is a re-commitment week. I can say though, I lost another .5 inches on my waist, .25 inches in my calf and .5 inch in my chest. That rocked!

What did I learn from last week? It has to be the entire package; fitness and exercise. I must stay true and committed to myself and discover other was to deal with stress. This week, I will be positive! I need everyone to keep my accountable.

Edited by: VIRGOGAL72 at: 2/25/2008 (06:13)
"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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2/24/08 11:31 P

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Can you believe we are in week # 4? We are half way through our challenge and look at where you are? Have you started any new healthy habits? Tell us how you feel at the half-way point!

Okay team, you know what happens today.. it is emoticon emoticon weigh-in,inch-in time and fitness minute reporting.

Are you ready for a positive week? emoticon

Edited by: VIRGOGAL72 at: 2/24/2008 (23:30)
"I'm gonna love myself more than anyone else. I Believe in me. I'm gonna be my own best friend, stick with me till the end , won't lose myself again. Stronger woman - I AM! ~ Miranna
Start Date: 1/7/08 GW: 123.0 lbs SW: 242.0 lbs CW: 218.0 lbs
Loss to date: 24.0 lbs.
BL#5: 6/1 - 7/28: Goal 199 lbs/ 219 lbs/215.5lbs
Summer Meltdown: 6/1- 9/1: Goal 190 lbs/219 lbs/215.5lbs


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