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Old 02-16-2004, 11:43 AM   #1  
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Default *~*~*~ Spring Fling Challenge ~*~*~*

Welcome, chickies, to the second challenge for 2004.

We're closer to spring, and to warmer weather, it's time to make sure that we are ready for more outdoor activity in the next few months.

This challenge starts now, and ends on March 31, 2004, just in time for the crocuses to start peeking through the snow. We will be in better shape to start enjoying the season.

Whatver your program, whatever your fitness level, you can participate.
Post your goal for the next 6 weeks, and join us for support and encouragement.

This Challenge thread is being set up as a place, other than the journal, where we can all come to share our progress, our struggles, our triumphs, and to cheer on those who are committed to a healthier lifestyle, and to just talk!

Let the challenge begin!

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Old 02-16-2004, 11:56 AM   #2  
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All right...the thread is up...now for the goals

Spring Fling Goals:
* drink 64oz of water every day, before leaving work
* walk 1 mile (either WATP, or outdoors, or pedometer) each work day

Bonus Goal
* walk 2 miles each weekend (either WATP, or outdoors, or pedometer)

Continue to follow my Zone plan, and add additional workouts with the Shortcuts tapes to speed up my loss. I'll have my new measurements on 2/29 to know for sure what my additional progress has been.
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:01 PM   #3  
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Spring Fling Goals:
* Drink 80 oz of water a day
* Practice Kung Fu for an hour a day
* Workout 5-7 days a week
* Weightlift 2-3 times a week

I'll be weighing myself on 2/26, so I'll put up my weight loss goal then.
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:24 PM   #4  
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Default Spring Fling Goals!

My goals for the next six weeks are:

exercise 5-6 times per week
increase the intensity of my workouts (hence The Firm video box set purchase)
lose 10 lbs
continue to adhere to the SBD plan (now in Phase II)

Good luck to everyone!

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Old 02-16-2004, 12:25 PM   #5  
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Hey Babs! And Luna! Good to see you both here! Still trying to notify everyone that we're up & running!
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My goals:

* Work out 5 times a week - 3x cardio, 2x weight training

* Stay under 2500 calories a day, and stick to modified Sugar Busters diet

* lose 10lbs + and/or drop one clothing size

* Be drinking 6, 8oz glasses of water everyday by the deadline

* Keep a consistent meal schedule (and general schedule)

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Old 02-16-2004, 12:45 PM   #7  
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Default Count me in too, Chicks

I'm SOOOOOO ready to lose these Winter blues and step into SPRING with a new outlook. My goals are to drink AT LEAST 72 ounces of water a day, stay on my Weight Watchers at home program and exercise 3-4 times a week (30 minutes each time). I'd like to personally thank Jennifer for all her encouragement, motivation, and patience during my whining and wailing. And I'd like to also thank her for all her work on, and FOR starting up this challenge. Looks great, doesn't it? Hope to see you all soon. Mary in WV

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Old 02-16-2004, 12:49 PM   #8  
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Lilith & Mary! Yaaay!

Okay, now that I've gotten everything taken care of...at least I think, I am off to go clean up, maybe even take a bubble bath & enjoy what's left of my day off.

Thanks, chickies, for embracing this challenge. I'll catch you all later on!

(Now I have to think about a darned signature line, too???? sheesh!)
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Old 02-16-2004, 01:10 PM   #9  
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Hello All
Jennifer, Thank you for starting this I was looking for a spring challenge and by the time this is complete winter will be gone!

Goals:
Drink 64oz water daily
Stay for the WW meetings
Cardio- 60 mins at 80% capacity 4x/week
Finally figure out how the strength training/resistance machines at the gym work- although I have belonged to a gym for 5 years, I have yet to venture to that side!
Lose 15 pounds.
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Old 02-16-2004, 01:48 PM   #10  
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Hey Jennifer, I am with ya too. Okay, for my goals:

Exercise every morning before work (5 times a week) and a 20 minute walk at lunch time every day at work. At least one day on Sat or Sun I have to take a walk downtown or go to the park or the zoo to walk.

Keep writing down all my meals

Try not to have very many splurge days.

Plan what I am going to have during the next day before I go to bed.

Keep my apartment nice and clean (I feel the more organized I am at home, everything else seems to be a little easier).

I will try to join or audition for more things so I can stay busy
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Originally Posted by **Jennifer**
Welcome, chickies, to the second challenge for 2004.

We're closer to spring, and to warmer weather, it's time to make sure that we are ready for more outdoor activity in the next few months.

This challenge starts now, and ends on March 31, 2004, just in time for the crocuses to start peeking through the snow. We will be in better shape to start enjoying the season.

Whatver your program, whatever your fitness level, you can participate.
Post your goal for the next 6 weeks, and join us for support and encouragement.

This Challenge thread is being set up as a place, other than the journal, where we can all come to share our progress, our struggles, our triumphs, and to cheer on those who are committed to a healthier lifestyle, and to just talk!

Let the challenge begin!

* ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
I'm here, but don't know if this is going to work. I'm still trying to naviagate!
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:07 PM   #12  
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Maybe I'm just a little out of touch with this technology thing, but I thought I could do this. Goals will be posted tonight! Thanks for the invite and all the links. I need you to tell me what to do with the really cute Spring Fling icons because I want to use them! Oh wait, I think I figured it out...I just have to download them and then attach them, right? OK...what about using them with my name, like everyone else is doing? Oh boy...

Goals...gotta go take a nap then think about them and put them down on paper! Gotta get focused. Gotta get to the store. Gotta stop eating like I did in Chicago (had lots of exercise, though!)

I feel motivated and psyched about this group. Thanks so much for setting it all up Jennifer!
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:28 PM   #13  
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Hey there, Jen, June & Julie! Welcome! (That was a mouthful!) Glad to see some new faces here with our challenge group from the Journal for Valentine's day.

Julie, you're lucky I checked your profile & recognized you. I'm brand new to the forums, so I'm learning just as much. As far as the icons, save the ones I emailed you to your computer, and then go to User CP- pick "avatar" and then upload one of them from your computer...voila...yeah, I know, sounds easier than it is. I still have to play with all the settings there to figure out how everything works. LOL
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Old 02-16-2004, 03:47 PM   #14  
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I'm up for it!

My current stats: 5'1", 160 lbs (yay I lost 10!) and in a size 13/14/15.

My goals:
Work out 3-4 times per week on the bike.
Go on a 25 minute walk every night with my husband and dog.
Drop from a size 14 into whatever happens.

Other goals: Eat healthy dinners every day and remember to take my diet pills!!
Starting on March 15, get my flowers started and spend 20 minutes every day tending to them.
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Old 02-16-2004, 04:28 PM   #15  
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Jennifer

I would like to join this challenge, I need to lose 15lbs or 1 size.

Goals are: drink 64ozs of water
walk 30 minutes each day
stick to my ww points
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