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Old 12-07-2008, 11:59 PM   #1  
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Default Recommitter's Mistletoe Meander Challenge

Here it is, the thread for those of us from the 20-Somethings Recommitter's chat to come together for our challenge. For the general Recommitter's chat thread, go here.

This challenge will last from Mon, Dec. 8 through Sun, Dec. 14th. We have one week to lose as much as we can! The rules are as follows:

1. Recommit to exercise! At least 20 minutes per day, 30 minutes preferred. Get sweating!

2. Recommit to hydration! Drink sufficient water for your bodyweight; 64 oz is preferred. Get drinking!

3. Recommit to diet! Eat within your personal calorie goals and eat *clean*. Get dieting!

4. IF you run into trouble, if you have temptation from foods, from drinks, if you feel lazy and don't want to exercise, COME HERE. We will help each other work through the rough stuff!

5. Every day, update your tracking posts. Be honest!

Now let's get to it!

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:07 AM   #2  
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Starting weight: 190lbs
My Plan
Daily calories: 1600 (counted in *, where 1 * equals 100 calories)
Daily exercise: C25k Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs; Bellydance DVDs Fri, Sat; Sun off
Hydration: Keep Nalgene (one per Nalgene emptied) with me at all times; drink 2 full bottles/day

Monday
Calories: **************** (16)
Exercise: C25k, W2D2 - 14 min/mile avg.
Water: + 12 oz. hot herbal tea

Tuesday
Calories: **************** (16)
Exercise: C25k, W2D3 - 14 min/mile avg.
Water: +16 oz. during workout

Wednesday
Calories: **************** (16)
Exercise: C25k, half of W2D4 (shorter cause of injury)
Water:

Thursday
Calories: ********************** (22)
Exercise: None
Water: 12 oz.

Friday
Calories: ******************** (20)
Exercise: 20 min Pilates DVD
Water: Untracked...

Saturday
Calories: ***************** (17)
Exercise: None
Water: Untracked

Sunday
OFF DAY

End Weight: 188.0!

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:10 AM   #3  
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I'm so in (and it's good to see you posting again, Nikaia )

I have been exercising, but very half-a$$ed. We have a gym membership that has been unused for the past month. I do have stuff that I have been doing at home, but for me the gym is where I get the most "work" done.

I made a pact with my DH that if we fail to go to the gym AT LEAST 4 times a week over the next two weeks, then we cancel our membership.

That kinda scared us!

So we have a stocked fridge and a commitment to go workout at the gym again. I made it through a major hurdle last night- I went to a few holiday parties and didn't pick over the goodies and kept the drinking in check (hello, diet coke!). Posting in a thread before I left was essential, I think.

Ok. So I'm post TOM so the bloat should be gone. I'm 150 pounds and would like to be down to 147 in a week.

I commit to:

-eat out ZERO times this week. I have my meals planned out and when I do that, it's not very difficult.

-Go to the gym in addition to what I do at home (dog walking, step, etc...) at least 4 times a week over the next 2 weeks.

That's where I'm at so far...


ETA: Do I need to make a chart and fill it in like you have? Or should I just post my daily intake/exercise as I go along?

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:18 AM   #4  
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Hello again Jen! Long time no speak! Good to see you getting serious about the gym, for sure.

You can post as you go or do a chart like I do, either way is fine. I use the chart because I like being able to look and find how I've done all week in one place instead of filtering through the thread looking for my posts.

Good to have you aboard!
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Hi Nikaia! I stole your chart...hope u dont mind.


Starting weight: 205 lbs

My Plan
Daily Eating: Follow Abs Diet 12 Guidelines
Daily exercise: 30 Day Shred Daily plus gym or cardio max when i can
Hydration: drink 1/2 my body weight in water

Monday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Tuesday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Wednesday
Guidelines: ( i have class later i am posting to motivate me to not snack during class)
Exercise:
Water:

Thursday
Guidelines: ( i had a small cheeseburger and small fry for luch but worked out extra time to make up for it)
Exercise:
Water:

Friday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water: i'm rocking this week!

Saturday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Sunday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Total Loss:

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:35 AM   #6  
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Alrighty! I think I'll just take it day by day. I have my meals planned out for the most part, just not in any particular order.

Monday
Breakfast: 1 grapefruit, 2 eggs, coffee
Lunch: romaine, red cabbage and tomato salad with one cup of mixed bean and veggie soup (made a huge batch tonight, so this will be showing up a lot this week). 2 cuties.
Snack: one cup on cottage cheese with tomato and/or cutie and string cheese
Dinner: half of chicken breast (or the size of my palm), cubed in salad. SF hot chocolate.
Exercise: 2 mile walk with dog, 30 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes upper body.
Water: 64 ounces of the pure stuff, not including hot tea.

I haven't hashed out the exact calorie count, but will probably do that in the morning. For now I'm trying to just focus on portion sizes as that has really gotten out of hand. If I can keep it simple and not have to guess, I think I'll be ok

I will check in first thing in the morning and most likely at around 3:30 when the urge to nosh on an early dinner hits

What bellydancing dvd are you using? I've taken some classes (my stepmom is HUGE into it and has outfitted me with the gear, but I can't get into any dvds. I gotta do it live )
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This couldn't have come at a better time! So this is my plan for tomorrow
Starting weight: 180 (tom)

Monday- 1480 calories
B- Smoothie (dry oats, green superfood, light soymilk, frozen peaches) and 3 hardboiled egg whites, coffee with equal and half & half, 23 oz. water

S- Blueberry greek yogurt cup w 2 oz. deli chicken breast

L- 3 cups baby romaine lettuce topped with 1 can of tuna
(drained mixed w/ 1 T. mayo, chopped onion, celery) and saltines
23 oz. water

S- 1 scoop chocolate whey protien mixed with 8 oz. water & 1 oz. natural almonds

D- 4-6 oz. chicken breast w/ edamame & clementine
23 oz. water

S- 10 baby carrots (optional late night snack to curb my afterwork binging)

Workout- 45 minute upper body for sure, possible on demand 20 minute cardio? not sure yet

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #8  
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Sorry Nikaia! But it was a good chart!

Starting weight: 200 lbs

My Plan
Daily Eating: make healthy choices, i dont really calorie count, NO JUNK
Daily exercise: Eliptical, C25K, Bowl full of Jelly Challenges
Hydration: drink 1/2 my body weight in water 100oz

Monday
Guidelines:I ate really good today, i ate 2 of my aunts wonderous cookies though, but they are pretty small about the size of a half dollar
Exercise: 20 mins C25K+another 10 mins waking and 30 mins elptical = 60mins so far total!
Water: 100 plus oz today woot, and ive gone to the BR enough to prove it!

Tuesday
Guidelines:hmmi ate some M&Ms but other than that i made good choices
Exercise: half hour of core stuff
Water:100 oz plus again

Wednesday
Guidelines: Made some alright choices today, im thinking about seriously starting calorie counting!
Exercise: c25k week 2 day 2, im starting to like running!!
Water:84 0z and counting!

Thursday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Friday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Saturday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Sunday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Total Loss:

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #9  
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Hello, bjeweled and unload! Feel free to borrow my chart, I don't mind at all.

Jen, I'm using one of the Veena&Neena series, I don't remember which one. I started out with a live class, long time ago, but nowadays I can't really afford it, so I do DVDs instead. I might opt to switch to one of my yoga/pilates DVDs this week instead, though, because I really need the stretching and toning since I'm getting plenty of cardio with C25K.
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... I also borrowed your chart! Thanks so much Nikaia.


Starting weight: 195lbs

My Plan

Daily calories: 1700

Daily exercise: Well, I am studying like mad for my 5 exams and working 25 hours this week! So, I am going to aim for two 15 minute walks a day during my study/lunch breaks and not going to worry about missing my regular exercise. School is more important! I just want to get through the exam period without gaining weight because it is soooo easy to eat mindlessly when stressed/have no time.

Hydration: Keep water bottle with me at all times. Drink 3 or 4 a day (700ml).

Monday
Calories: 2000 (ooops!)... tomorrow is a new day
Exercise: Did 8 flights of stairs 3 times. Went for 15 minute walk.
Water: 3L

Tuesday
Calories:
Exercise:
Water:

Wednesday
Calories:
Exercise:
Water:

Thursday
Calories:
Exercise:
Water:

Friday
Calories:
Exercise:
Water:

Saturday
Calories:
Exercise:
Water:

Sunday
Off!

Total Loss
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:15 AM   #11  
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I'm doing it!

Starting weight: 308.5

My Plan
Daily Eating: WW Core Plan
Daily exercise: Sweatin' to the Oldies (I know I know but seriously I love that workout...lol)
Hydration: At least 64oz. a day

Monday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Tuesday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Wednesday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Thursday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Friday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Saturday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Sunday
Guidelines:
Exercise:
Water:

Total Loss:

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Welcome, InnerDemon, Soleil, and Brandy!

I actually got up on time this morning (a major personal struggle I've been working on lately), am about to head out to do errands, and have got a full Nalgene to take with me! Grocery shopping plus some personal errands...I've bribed myself with Starbucks, but since it's not Sunday, I'm keeping to straight espresso. Although I'm kinda tempted to see how it is with one of the sugar-free syrups...meh. Probably not.

The starting gun has gone off, and the race begins! How are you all starting your Monday morning?
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ooo, Nikaia, I love Neena&Veena! Bellydance is so much fun! After the holidays I am really hoping to take a class (in person) again, but money is definitely a consideration as is time.

I'm going to go day by day on this, but my starting weight this morning was 142.5. PMS is setting in this week so that will make for an extra challenge but I am up for it!

Tuesday 12/9
Food:
B: Luna bar and clementine
L: not sure yet, but i better plan it before bed!
D: pasta e fagioli w/ foreman grilled cheese
Exercise:
Water:

Monday 12/8
Food:
B: yogurt w/ granola & agave
L: veggie BBQ sandwich, carrots&celery w/ hummus
S: clementines! I love having them this time of year!
D: pasta fagioli
and if I really need to munch while writing tonight, clementines or veggies w/ hummus. but I'm trying to avoid nighttime snacking.
Exercise: 30 day shred... i'm short on time this week, but that's a nice intense 20 minutes I think!
Water: check!

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:50 PM   #14  
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Things are good so far.

I started tracking things in The Daily Plate and I think that is going to help tremendously. I'm working on my first 32 oz of water and am going to try to tear myself away from the comp (I'm re-doing my resume and working on cover letter formats- PIA!) before lunchtime to get the dog some exercise as we're going to have some rain and snow this afternoon!

This thread is such a blessing!
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Heya Iris! I totally love bellydance...when I took the class once, I was the biggest - not just weight-wise, everyone in the room was 5'4" or under so I was the giant in height, too - one in the room, but still managed to feel so femme and graceful. If NOTHING else, that class taught me how to gracefully get up from a kneeling position, or indeed any sitting-on-the-ground position, and I treasure that so much it's not even funny, cause I spend a lot of time getting up and down off the ground (get your minds out of the gutter, people! ).

So I ran some errands this morning, and I filled my Nalgene and took it with me, and made a point to drink at least 1 oz of it every time I got into or out of my car, so I've managed to knock out 20 oz so far this morning! (Not that I made ten stops to drink that much, as I said, 1 oz. *or more*)

Oh, and Soleil, I forgot to say this before, but good luck on your finals! My boyfriend and girlfriend both have their finals this week, too, so it's pretty edgy around here at the moment while they're all tense and studying.
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