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Old 08-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Okay Chicks..it is time for another challenge. Lets make the most out of the rest of summer!!!! State your goals..this is a short challenge but sometimes that is the fire under our feet that we need!!!! Lets do this!!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #2
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Arrighty....my goal is to get to the weight of 135 and STAY there by the end of this challenge..How do I intend on getting there?

MORE WATER
LOWER CARB
FIVE DAYS OF ZUMBA and walking, DVDs, biking....

Get a healthier attitude about food, no more binging..no more turning to food for comfort......
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hello, Slacker here!

I will join the challenge. My goal is to get my blood pressure to stabilize at a healthy number. Also, to cut down on sugar and caffeine. That's it for now!

I know I won't be able to fully commit until probably, October, to vigorous and regular exercise. Yep. Not until kids are in school and holidays are over. However, I can control my eating. That's major. I need to do this!
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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I'm in! My goals are to maintain my loss and strive to lose more. So, I will be:

a) satisfied at 154
b) happy at 151 (today's weight)
c) thrilled at 148 (new low)
d) ecstatic at 147 or below

I will do this through healthy food, watching portions, and exercise (cardio & weights). We do have a vacation in there for 5 days, but we've rented a townhouse and will be doing a lot of walking so hopefully that's a break-even.

So... Labor Day is one month from today. Time to get cracking!

Off to a good start. Made a spread today out of greek yogurt, fennel, cucumber, garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice, and olive oil. It will go great on some vegan whole grain (somewhat tasteless) crackers DS and I made earlier this week in our pizzelle iron. Will have that and lentil sloppy joes over brown rice for dinner. Maybe a glass of white wine. Lifted weights this morning; hoping to do a 5+ mile walk with DH tonight. Ugh, I guess the glass of wine will have to wait.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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I'd like to join!

My biggest fail area is exercise. I've actually only formally exercised ONCE since I started dieting ><

I'd like to use this challenge to establish a much needed exercise routine. My goal is to get on the recumbent bike at least 3 times a week, for 4 weeks straight, even if it's just for a few minutes.

Hope to see more of us participate Good luck everyone
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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Thrilled to see you all here....especially YOU Guac!
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I'm in!! Just what I need on my first day back!!!

My Goals:

1 - Stay away from the scale!
2 - Loose 2 inches in my waist.
3 - Drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day.
4 - Stay in my calorie range of 1800-2000/day
5 - Workout at least 20 minutes a day.

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Old 08-03-2013, 02:02 AM   #8
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Heidi! Lentil sloppy joes? Does that recipe need any special stuff to make it yummy? Can I have it

My goal is to keep doing what I'm doing:

-Eating sensibly, both what and how much; lots of fruit and veg, whole grains, etc.
-Weight lifting/workout at least 4 days a week in the morning
-Walkies at least 4 evenings a week

The idea here is to keep everything sustainable. I still eat the occaisional piece of chocolate, reasonably healthy pizza every Friday- in other words, I don't feel deprived. Additional goals that are new to this challenge:

-eat more protein. I haven't had meat for twentysomeodd years, but with all the exerciseing, I have been doing, I'm looking for some ways to increase my protein.
-Now, the fun part. I've bought a piggy bank* that is covered with a finish like a blackboard so you can write on it. I'm planning to somehow use it to motivate/save money for a shopping spree when I hit goal. Just trying to figure out exactly how... I could put in 10 franks per kilo or something...

Our summers may be short, but otoh, my kids go back to school after next week

*I've named him Hogblack Desiato, if that means anything to anyone.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:43 AM   #9
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WooHoo a new challenge. Thanks Zumba!

I am recouping a bit and only setting exercise and eating healthy goals. If I get those two under control, scale usually follows. I am very disappointed with the number scale shows now. I am thinking about ditching my scale, and only doing a weigh in on Fridays. I am such a slave of that scale.


So goals as follows
-- Walk 5 x week
-- Lift 3 x week
-- Swim 1-2 x week
-- Eat 1200-1500 cal per day
-- Make healthy meal plans for each day and stick to it
-- IE, eat only when hungry
-- One splurge day per week


Good luck everyone and here is some to all.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:10 AM   #10
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magicSusan, here is the recipe. No, nothing special in it, or at least, nothing that you couldn't work around.

http://www.forksoverknives.com/sloppy-lentil-joes/

You mentioned protein; do you eat fish? Because these were leftovers in the freezer from when I made them in June. When it looked like there wasn't enough, I stir fried up some shrimp, then added the sloppy joe, and mixed in brown rice. It was great that way!
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Just getting up to get my day started. I've decided to get breakfast in and then my workout before we start our Saturday ritual of running errands of all sorts.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:34 AM   #12
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jiggle oh my goodness, I haven't seen you in a long while. I like seeing the people that I started with (met when I started) on here. How are you? Do you still keep in touch with Lori? Good to see you I just quoted you in my signature again

I'd like to join again if I may ... I dropped out of the last challenge because I kept going back and forth then something clicked and I'm finally in the 180's but it's only been 4 days so this weekend will prove to me that I can actually do what I am supposed to do.

for this challenge I would like to ...
~~ continue to eat OP
~~ drink more water ) I've been slacking off
~~ continue low carb to help with my blood sugar
~~ get my weight under 185
~~ get into the 170's if possible (which will require movement)

best of luck to everyone
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #13
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Hi everybody....went to visits friend convalescing from surgery.....I was hungry...big mistake! I wound up eating two chocolate chip cookies she had out...bigger mistake.....having protein shake for dinner..going out tonight and just having one glass of wine...
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Had a pretty awesome day. I ended the day with all my goals accomplished. Makes me happy To have a full day on plan under my belt.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #15
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Had way too many calories thanks to me needing Wendy's in the middle of the night....was out with friends but was starving for something while driving home at midnight.....I'm mad at myself. Manhattan today, out to brunch wupith a friend..atleast I'll be walking a lot...
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