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Old 01-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #76
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Day 1: exercised (run + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 2: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 3: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 4: exercised (elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 5: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 6: exercised (run) / Used pause #1 on calories!
Day 7: exercised (run + weights) / Used pause #2 on calories!
Day 8: exercised (run + elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 9: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 10: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 11: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals

Struggled with the calorie limit yesterday, but I pulled through.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:25 AM   #77
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:39 AM   #78
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LuvCats, I should definitely have a look....thanks for suggesting it!

Challenge: Stay under 1500 calories (No Exceptions)

Day 1: 1425 Calories
Day 2: 1427 Calories
Day 3: 1421 Calories
Day 4: 1388 Calories
Day 5: 1425 Calories
Day 6: 1388 Cals
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:47 PM   #79
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Welcome Laura78! I love the sigi quote!

WTG to overcome the desire to go over vabs!

Great job everyone! Keep it up! We ARE doing this!

Goal: Exercise everyday (Level 2 but trying to ace it).

Day 1: Exercised... volunteer day at the hospital so I did a lot of walking.
Day 2: Elliptical for 40 minutes (1.25 miles).
Day 3: Elliptical for 25 minutes (.75 mile).
Day 4: Elliptical for 45!!! minutes! Doubled yesterday's mileage. Zow!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #80
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I still struggle with that calorie limit, LuvCats. But it's gotten a lot easier than it was on day 1. I really think that by the end of this cycle, 1500 calories will be a breeze.

Day 1: exercised (run + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 2: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 3: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 4: exercised (elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 5: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 6: exercised (run) / Used pause #1 on calories!
Day 7: exercised (run + weights) / Used pause #2 on calories!
Day 8: exercised (run + elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 9: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 10: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 11: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 12: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals <--- 1499! lol

My shin splints have come back, uuuuugh. I know I must be over training with the running. I have to stop running on consecutive days for a while, or I'm going to wind up sidelining myself here.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:18 PM   #81
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I'm in! For the next 21 days, I will keep my calories to less than 1700. No exceptions. Exercise at least 20 minutes every day - 1 pause.
Well - it's been 24 days and I did keep my calories below 1700 every single day but not so much on the exercise. However, I will call it a success. I think I should have set a goal to exercise at least 3 times per week rather than every day. That, I have done. And - I am down 12lbs this month, so it's a victory.

Now, to start all over again for another 21 days. This time around, same calorie requirement but 3 to 4 days per week of exercise.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:33 AM   #82
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mscreneet-Good goal, read somewhere that being hydrated helps cells do what they're supposed to better...among other things...welcome and good luck!

Laura78-Good job on the calories I envy you there...

LuvCats-Good going with the exercise, way to stay on plan!

Vabs-still totally envy the cal plan might try it next time am inspired...are you doing it again next time? Nice staying on plan!

BeachBreeze-Well maybe not everything went the way you planned but 12 lbs is nothing to sneeze at!!!



As for me, no good news except that I'm still on track for this challenge, barely. No weight loss, too much food for that but better with exercise except that one day only did like 5 min but it was intentional at least. On to the next!

Oh, anybody have an ab machine? I know they're not great for burning fat really but maybe a bit of toning? I want something fun, was looking at ab circle? Had ab lounge but let a friend borrow, never to see again...it did feel like a workout...so, anyone use these? Going to get a compact elliptical probably, a new jump rope (kids killed mine), I have a recumbent bicycle (clothes rack for now), one size weights, but I'd like things I can put away.

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:38 AM   #83
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I'll join in. My goal is work out 3 times a week no pauses. Stay under 1700 calories 3 pauses. Starting today 2/1
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #84
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Woo Hoo, I made it through a week But that also means only two more weeks until I have to start my exercise challenge

Challenge: Stay under 1500 calories (No Exceptions)

Day 1: 1425
Day 2: 1427
Day 3: 1421
Day 4: 1388
Day 5: 1425
Day 6: 1388
Day 7: 1359

Skinnygirldreams - Welcome!

NightAngel - My Fitness Pal has been a great tool for me which is how I stay in my calorie range. I don't have an ab machine, in fact I haven't actually seen my abs in a few years! LOL Great job at staying with the challenge despite some struggle!

BeachBreeze - Wow - 12 lbs, amazing! That was a great month! I agree about 3-4 days, for some people it is way more doable. There is no chance I could find time to workout daily....so when I start, it will be aiming for 3X/week. Baby steps for me!

LuvCats - great job on your exercising - wow! Hopefully I can get there at some point.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #85
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I think I will, NightAngel26. I *might* even try to make it 1400 cals next time, but I'll see how I'm doing at the end of the 21 days.

Day 1: exercised (run + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 2: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 3: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 4: exercised (elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 5: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 6: exercised (run) / Used pause #1 on calories!
Day 7: exercised (run + weights) / Used pause #2 on calories!
Day 8: exercised (run + elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 9: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 10: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 11: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 12: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 13 exercised (weights) / stayed under 1500 cals

You guys are doing great! Keep up the good work!!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #86
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WTG everyone!!

NightAngel: What about a stability ball? I got one and Leslie Sanson's "You can do abs" video (no walking in it). It is very, very simple for most people I think but I'm coming from nothing so I think it is spot on for me. I can already see using it is going to be very tough for the abs but yet way more fun than basic crunches.

Laura: You can do the exercise too! Start slow... I started with 5 minutes on my elliptical originally. I still don't do great guns daily and I doubt I ever will. Lol today I didn't feel up to the challenge on it so I walked instead.

Welcome skinnygirldreams!

Goal: Exercise everyday (Level 2 but trying to ace it).

Day 1: Exercised... volunteer day at the hospital so I did a lot of walking.
Day 2: Elliptical for 40 minutes (1.25 miles).
Day 3: Elliptical for 25 minutes (.75 mile).
Day 4: Elliptical for 45!!! minutes! (1.50 miles)
Day 5: Leslie Sansone vid walked 2 miles of the tape or 1.85 miles on my pedometer.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:03 AM   #87
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Luvcats: That's funny that your pedometer calculated 1.85 miles for a 2 mile walk. I was going to start doing my WATP tapes soon. I'm just trying to take baby steps, get my eating under control then work on my fitness.

Challenge: Stay under 1500 calories (No Exceptions)

Day 1: 1425
Day 2: 1427
Day 3: 1421
Day 4: 1388
Day 5: 1425
Day 6: 1388
Day 7: 1359
Day 8: 1401
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #88
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Sounds like a plan, Laura. Some of the times I've done the tape I haven't felt like I could keep up so I don't do as much of the kicking, etc. she adds in.... I just keep walking. So far I've only done 2 miles but hopefully I'll work up to 3 soon. I have no idea why the settings were different... I suppose her steps are different than mine or something like that... or maybe some of the moves don't register on my pedometer.

Goal: Exercise everyday (Level 2 but trying to ace it).

Day 1: Exercised... volunteer day at the hospital so I did a lot of walking.
Day 2: Elliptical for 40 minutes (1.25 miles).
Day 3: Elliptical for 25 minutes (.75 mile).
Day 4: Elliptical for 45!!! minutes! (1.50 miles)
Day 5: Leslie Sansone vid walked 2 miles
Day 6: Walked the dog for 1.04 miles. Not as much as I might like to do but it is a nice sunny day and it was enjoyable.
Edit: Added 19 min on elliptical.

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #89
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Day 1: exercised (run + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 2: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 3: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 4: exercised (elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 5: exercised (elliptical + weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 6: exercised (run) / Used pause #1 on calories!
Day 7: exercised (run + weights) / Used pause #2 on calories!
Day 8: exercised (run + elliptical) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 9: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 10: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 11: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 12: exercised (walk) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 13 exercised (weights) / stayed under 1500 cals
Day 14: exercised (run) / stayed under 1500... MAYBE?????

Omg, I have such poop news today. I've been using this protein powder from a local, family run health food store, because it's about half the price of the EAS kind I normally get. And I have it multiple times a day, so I though I was being really clever finding a cheaper kind that was also zero carb, 100 cals per serving. Just like EAS, weee!

I finally ran out yesterday, having used it for like 4 weeks. I head over to the bin where all their various protein powders are, and it's got a NEW label: 15g of carbs, 140 calories. My first thought is "oh shoot, they don't sell the kind I want anymore. But the guy stocking the shelves sees me looking around, and he says, "oh, that zero carb kind might have been mislabeled."
AND. I. FREAKED. OUT. (Not there in store or anything, I'm not that insane. ) I look closer, and the old label is totally there, underneath the new label.

I'm on a low carb, low calorie diet. I went through 5 pounds of this stuff!!! ARGH!!!

Welp, no use crying over spilt milk now. At least this kind of explains why my weight has been not moving, and I feel like I'm retaining a lot of water. I know once I get back into ketosis the water weight will go away, but it sucks to think I might have been blowing my calorie deficit on freaking protein powder on some days! Le sigh.

I'm going to keep on with my 1500 calorie goal, because I've been faithful spirit... if not body. Never buying cheap-o protein powder again, I can tell ya that much.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #90
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Vabs - That stinks! But, look on the bright side, maybe this means a nice "whoosh" on the scale for you once you switch back to the non-carb stuff?

LuvCats - I used to be obsessed with my WATP tapes, I need to get back into them. I often did them twice a day, like 8 miles total. Now I'm nervous to do 2 or 3 miles. I'll get to it in a couple more weeks....

I'm posting my Day 9 early because I'm done for the day

Challenge: Stay under 1500 calories (No Exceptions)

Day 1: 1425
Day 2: 1427
Day 3: 1421
Day 4: 1388
Day 5: 1425
Day 6: 1388
Day 7: 1359
Day 8: 1401
Day 9: 1413
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