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Old 03-03-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Let's Get Crackin' Wk One Results

And so ... it has been one week since you decided to try Crackin' Down for Six Weeks. It doesn't matter when you started, this thread will be here when you've put in your first seven days.

I think it's so important for us to share our journey. The ups and the downs. Real people are not like before and after pictures. On page one she's overweight, on page two she's fightin' fit. Don't get me wrong, I love befores and afters to distraction but ... I assume from her smile that she's been perfectly on plan for 42 days in a row.
Does she look like that to you?
Are you like that? I'm not.

I want you to have a good look at last week. Describe to us, in some detail, what you did, didn't do and how it turned out. Did you learn something new about yourself? How is all that going to affect week two?
... Susan
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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This is what I said I'd do ....

Averaging under 1500 cals per day including lots of superfoods.
Cardio that actually gets my heart rate up six days per week, no less than 20 minutes.
Weights/resistance five days per week, no less than 20 minutes.
Take my vitamins!

And this is what I did do ....
Averaged 1605 calories per day with 9 or 10 superfoods
5 days with cardio
4 days with weights
I think I missed taking all of my vitamins twice.

Worked four day shifts.
One day wandering around the country-side.
I also had a medication change that probably had something to contribute.
According to my wobbly little scale upstairs ... I've gained 1.5 lbs.
I'm awfully glad I have five more weeks. That didn't turn out quite right now did it?
... Susan
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for starting this, Susan.

Here's what I said I would do:

1. Exercise 4x a week - minimum 30 minutes cardio, 20 minutes weights. Getting our new elliptical tonight AND a new weight machine for hubby, so I'll have no excuses!

2. Stick to my calorie goals (between 1300 and 1500)

3. Continue to stick with my rule of "no candy" that I made for Lent..so far so good....

4. Stop going hog wild on the weekends!

1. I exercised 3 times last week, an average of about 20 minutes cardio and 15 minutes weights. I definitely have a goal to work towards on this one.

2. I did stick to my calories, even with the plans we had going on this weekend. My average calorie intake was 1467 over 7 days.

3. I did not eat any candy!!!!!!

4. I also didn't go hog wild on the weekend. I did have pizza last night, but I stuck to a couple of pieces and didn't stuff myself like normal.

I am down 1 lb. from last week. I'm not really surprised it was just a pound... I still think the eating might be stalling me here.

When I lost 15 lbs about a year ago, I was sticking hard to exercising at least 40 minutes a day, and watching my calories like mad. It's been hard for me to get back into that.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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What I wanted to do:
- exercise at least an hour/day or more, but an hour at least
- no BLT's (bites, licks, tastes) a habit I had given up and which has now resurfaced
- STAY on PLAN on the WEEKEND!!! I hate weekends!
What I did:

- I did exercise daily
- I didn't BLT, but at times I ate over my calorie alotment...
- I pretty much stayed on plan on the weekend, only had ONE glass of wine...

This second week I will do the same PLUS I will stay under 1300 calories...
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:28 AM   #5
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My goals were:

1. back to drinking more water and less diet soda
2. back to no less than 10,000 steps a day (love my Omron pedometer!)
3. gradually add weight training back into my daily regimen
4. stick to my calorie allotments for the day
5. the last two weeks, I have not bought one thing of junk food from the store, not even the 100 calorie packs. I kept to the outer aisles of the store, and bought meats, breads, frozen veggies, fresh fruits and veggies, and dairy.
My accomplishments this week were VERY successful- I lost 8 pounds!

1. successful
2. successful- did over 20 miles of in home walking between Friday and Sunday night. About an additional 6 miles during the weekdays last week.
3. still working on this, but have been doing it gradually
4. successful
5. successful- went grocery shopping this morning and stuck to my plan.

The Wendie Plan in Calories:

starting over 3/19/16
first ten pounds lost achieved: April 3, 2016

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Old 03-03-2008, 12:30 PM   #6
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Okay, here comes accountability! I like this format, Susan B.

* Stick between 1350-1550 six days a week - CHECK!

* No higher than 2100 on higher cal day - NOPE. About 2400.

* Avoid trigger foods COMPLETELY - CHECK!

* Make better choices when eating out - NOPE. Hit the bread basket hard!

My weigh-in: 152. This is the wall I must break through in the next five weeks!

Last three goals are the same for this week. Goal 1 is revised to "stay on calorie plan", because I've started zig-zagging and the numbers are more complicated.

Thanks all!
Long term goal:

Short term goal:
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:06 PM   #7
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What I wanted to do:

1. Go to Jazzercise 3-4 times a week
2. Make smart food choices
3. Portion Control
4. Drink more water

What I did:
1. Went to Jazzercise 2 times
2. Ate much better w/ less snacking
3. Good portion control - I chewed a lot of gum instead
4. So so w/water

Good Results - Lost 3 pounds

Let's keep on going!


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Old 03-03-2008, 03:11 PM   #8
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Here were my goals from last week:::: Okay....my six week goals are:

Eat around 1300 calories
Exercise 5 days a week (3 classes and 2 personal training sessions)
Drink my water every day!!
Go back to eating my healthy foods again all day long.

(That's all I got at the moment)

The question is...did I follow it. The answer......NO! I ate too many animal crackers, I went to the gym twice (have not gotten my trainer yet...still waiting on the gym to call me back)...and i did not drink water every day.

So...where does week 2 have me headed????

Goals for week 2.

1) Drink water every day...from Monday- Monday.
2) Excersize at least 5 days out of 7.
3) Get back on my old healthy eating routine.
April 28th BIRTHDAY GOAL- 150
July 4th SUMER GOAL- 135

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Old 03-04-2008, 11:07 AM   #9
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Here's what I said I would do:

* Wrestle my sweet tooth down to the ground!
* Eat Clean!
* Increase water intake and decrease red wine intake
* Increase physical activity (At least 30 mins of cardio a day)
* Daily meditation (To stay focused and motivated)
* Lose 6lbs and finally get out of the 140's

Here's what I did:

* I threw away all the junkfood I had in the house. And didn't eat any candy, ice cream, baked goods, or anything remotely yummy.

* I ate clean 6 out of 7 days!

* I increased my water intake and cut out the red wine altogether. Too bad, I replaced it with too many rum and diet cokes on Sat! I going to add STAY ON THE PLAN ON THE WEEKENDS to my list of goals.

* Worked out at least an hour each day Mon-Sat.

* Daily meditation 6 out of 7 days! And through it all I still managed to lose 2lbs.
Mini Goal #1: Get to the 130's! (Yikes, it's been at least 5 years!)

Mini Goal #2: Get to the 120's (Back into my skinny jeans finally! Truly a time to rejoice!)

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Old 03-05-2008, 07:48 AM   #10
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I hope it's ok for me to join in now, i really need to get crackin!

My goals are:
-Continue good food choices. NO MORE FAST FOOD AT ALL!!!
-To exercise EVERY day (cardio and weights), even weekends, or my husbands days off.
-Continue to drink LOTS of water every day.
-Remember to take my vitamins every day.

Everyone seems to be doing well, keep up the good work ladies!
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:06 AM   #11
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How have I done? Not great. My plan was to:

1. Work out a minimum of 4 days a week
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
3. Sneak more veggies into my diet
4. Daily affirmations

I haven't worked out since Saturday. I've been drinking a lot of water, but I'm not sure it's been 8 glasses EVERY day. Veggies? What's that? I have been doing my affirmations, so that's something.

I will work out today, even if I can only get on the treadmill for a few minutes. My water bottle is filled up and ready to go. I am going to have to actually buy some vegetables and that won't happen until tomorrow.

I actually have been doing pretty well with my eating. One of my affirmations is that I only eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full, and it really seems to be working. I catch myself digging through the kitchen looking for something to eat and ask myself if I'm even hungry. Usually I'm not.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:22 PM   #12
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What I said I'd do:

*STOP buying junk food.
*Find a workout DVD that will get me moving.
*Take my calories down from 1800 to 1500/day.
*I'm ditching the 1 a day Coke or Dr. Pepper I allowed at the outset.
*Don't treat the weekends like a free for all. Keep up the calorie counting even on Saturday and Sunday!

I didn't buy any junk food this past week. None. Yay me!

I bought WATP, but haven't tried it yet. My oldest son took the DVD player. GAH! I did get an elliptical trainer for my birthday Sunday and am up to 20 minutes a day on it. Oh are my legs sore!

I have been able to keep my calories at or under 1500/day. Some days I have a hard time even getting that many, but I don't worry about it. As long as I'm full and feeling okay, that's good.

I did good for a few days without Coke or DP. I slipped and had half of a 20oz bottle a couple days ago. My daughter offered it to me and my will power was low. I'm back to staying away from it. It's so hard though!

I did really good this weekend. Even ordered off the WW menu at Applebees.

Results? A 1.5 lb loss. I'll take it since I usually gain a couple lbs during TOM.

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Old 03-05-2008, 03:47 PM   #13
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wow, this is great! i love that you are re-posting goals along with what you actually did (or didn't) achieve.

i'd love to join in if it's okay - my goals are:

-avoid binge-eating by planning out my meals and cooking things ahead of time when i have days off work
-work out 4-5 days a week (cardio)
-strength training 3 days a week
-not use stress or feeling like i'm having a "fat day" anyway as an excuse to over-indulge!
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:14 AM   #14
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What I said I'd do
Breakfast every day - had 4 days
6 oz water daily - averaged about half of that
Add movement - added movement 4 days
plan meal - planned and stayed with it 5 days
1 lb lost at weigh in on tues.
Long term goal

Short term goal B-day 5/13
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:49 AM   #15
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This is a good idea, I'm going to jump on this bandwagon.

This week I will:
-Eat between 1200-1500 calories
-Exercise 3 times a week (once spinning, two other pilates)
-Plan everything I'm going to eat so I can bring it to school
-Take more care in what I wear and my overall appearance. It just makes me more self confident. And I'm getting my hair cut Wednesday so I'll feel extra pretty!
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