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Old 08-01-2011, 09:21 AM   #106
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S/C/G: 162/154.0/115

Height: 5'4"


Weighed in at 123.8lbs this morning, I'm retaining water from salty food cause I didn't eat over my calories over the weekend and got a good run in last night. So I fell a little short. But that's okay, because I have some renewed motivation.

I would totally be down for a September 1st challenge! I've decided that I would like to see 120lbs by then. I don't lose as fast as I used to, I generally average about half a pound a week now, even when I eat great and run, so that's going to be a challenging goal. But I'm up for it!

The boyfriend and I have a wedding to go to this month, and his birthday is soon too, so I will have some challenges making sure to eat and drink well during these celebrations. It would be great to be at a low weight for these events too.

Congrats to all for their losses!

Shedding for the wedding!

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:30 PM   #107
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S/C/G: 137/115/107

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You did GREAT, Dorian5!!! You're probably actually 123, or I'd bet below Congrats.

I'm down for that August challenge too. Did you start a thread? I will if you haven't.

As for me, my goal weight was 117.0 & today I'm at 116.0. I'm happy!

My exercise goal however, was to burn at least 800 cals/day on workout days, and that started off so strong and died down the last 2 weeks. I'm still burning about 600 cals on workout days, but instead of working out 6 days/week I'm at more like 3-4, though the other days are pool days for me. I get a little exercise in then too

I also did great with food in the beginning, but had a couple set backs with binging I'm adding in binge free days for this months goal.

Is anyone else checking in today?
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:03 PM   #108
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S/C/G: 142/[TICKER]/120

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I'm a little late! I haven't had consistent access to a computer lately. Just wanted to let you guys know that I passed my goal for this month! I wanted to lose 5-6 pounds, starting at 142.4...I'm now bouncing around 132-134. *does happy dance* I also had a goal of working out at least 4 times a week...I worked about 6 times a week this month with Sunday as a rest day.

I can't believe this all happened in a MONTH. So encouraging.

Congrats to everyone and their weight loss goals! I'm also totally down for a new challenge. Hopefully I can chat more and won't be as busy.

140 • 135 • 130

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Old 08-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #109
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S/C/G: 176/150/140

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skinnyfast Please share how you burn 600-800 calories per workout! I have almost 20lbs on you so I can probably do it in at least half the time lol! Tell me your secret! Binge free days are a goal for me too this month. Such a setback!

RachelAnne Im aiming for that type of success this month! Congrats! I truly think avoiding binges and off plan eating and consistently working your butt off 5-6 days a week is the key.
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My July Daily Weigh-In Post! -4lbs

My August Daily Weigh-In Post!

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150- New HRM & New scale
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #110
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LOL, well I start with cardio. I usually do an hour of either running on the treadmill (now that it's too hot outside) or using the elliptical, or a little of both. I'll either run at about 6.5mph & do 30sec-2min spurts at 7.5/8mph or set the elliptical at a 4, 5, or 6 which gets pretty vigorous for me. I also use the treadmill at a 10 incline and walk at 4.5-5mph... that's a hike for shortie me.

After that cardio I will either lift weights or do a workout DVD (30 Day Shred by Jilliam Michaels, which does a lot of strength training, or a yoga DVD- one that really makes you sweat with reps & using your body for resistance, not just stretching). Or sometimes I do both.

I also have 2 toddlers, and on nice mornings I'll push them in our double stroller (which makes a heavy load, 48lb kid+34lb kid+ double stroller) on the hilly paths through my hood. Then I do that workout routine immediately afterward.

Some evenings I get pilates in too, usually a core workout. If not, I at least do some sort of calisthenics.
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