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Old 08-26-2013, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7 Day Motivational Thread Starting August 26 2013 - Luck is no excuse

Well I thought I better start it off this week since I'm not doing so well today and I need a reason to stop eating.

Goals:

1. Under 2000 calories per day
2. Over 3000 calories exercise for the week
3. Jenn's Veggie challenge (I'll go for 35 instead of 50)
4. Less than 3 icecreams for the week (my gf bought about 25 on Sunday and they look so tasty just sitting there in the freezer in this 35C [that's like 1000F] weather)
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Morning Ian and thanks for starting us off. Nice goals for the week. So as far as the fruit and veg challenge let's just all go for our goal and report on it. You say 35, Libby 49. The recommended servings is 63! a week.

This am I am 163.1, I don't know if it's possible to get to 160 this week but I am going for it.

Goals:
1. Drink lots of water
2. 7 hours of exercise
3. 50 servings fruit and veg
4. Post daily.

I am starting my day with a green smoothie today, and so it begins!
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great-granddaughter Camden born to my former live-in granddaughter 8-22-13 7lb. .08 oz. and 20.5 in. long. Granddaughter and baby doing quite well.

I HAVE TO STAY with the group. Back up to 233 lbs., stuffed full of emotional eating again. The baby's birth followed two weeks of multiple family crises--ugh!

Good time to get back to logging, healthful eating and exercise since my grandkids start back to school today.

Goals:
Calories 1200-1600
Net carb limit daily average 25g
Fiber minimum daily average 25g
Sat Fat limit 12% of daily calories
Dietary Cholesterol limit average 250mg
Protein minimum daily average 120g
Fruit/veggie target 42 because of carb limits
Exercise 5 days 1/2 hour
Water 64 oz.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm having a rough past few days, so I probably will not be on much. Times like this makes it hard and is quite the test on me. I lost 1 pound last week. I'm keeping my goals simple and short. I will log everything I eat and keep it under 1,200 calories a day. Have a good week everyone and good luck.
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Oh, I forgot to say congrats on the new great-granddaughter Mern!
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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RenewedSoul, thanks for your congrats. And congrats on your lb. lost last week.

I've been through a really rough patch lately, too, so my thoughts and heart are with you as you await better times ahead. Big hug to ya!
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Congrats Mern! I'm sure the baby will be very loved!!
Ian it's not MY challenge, I think Robin thought of it.

So since I'm in for the challenge I'd better make some goals

GOALS
1. 6 servings each day--which would give me 42 for the week
I find weekends I don't usually eat as many veggies so to get to Sun with that many would be something!
2. Exercise 4X for 30 min
3. At least 6 glasses of water
4. Stay within carb limit (if I eat more veggies it shouldn't be a problem)
5. Lose 2lb

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Old 08-26-2013, 01:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I started a thread but I will join yours. Thanks, Ian!!! Miiiiike, please delete mine!!!!

Good morning all. It's a gray day here but I can see blue skies ahead!!!

I fell off BIGTIME this weekend but I am back READY TO ROLL.

Goals:
1) healthy eating with one cheat day or meals instead of seven:
2) walk or gym 3x this week (gentle)
3) stretch daily
4) writing a priority
5) meditation
6) stay off internet while working
7) study Spanish
8) stay positive
9) lose 2+ pounds of "indulgence" weight
10) I'm in for 35 servings of fruit and veg


Started with a veggie omelette.

Mern: Congrats great gram-ma!!! And you are great. So glad to see you. I'm sure the baby is precious. I am sorry to hear of your hard times.

RenewedSoul, I have been in such a dark hopeless place this week and this morning I have decided to try to pull out of that. So we are with you; you are so welcome here. Come as you are. Big hugs.

Ian, I feel that temptation of the ice cream screaming at ya but don't give in (or if you do, just a little!!!)

Robin, I am trying for a little under 3 pounds. We can do this, right?
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Good morning all.
Ian: Thanks for starting us off.
Robin: You can do it.
RS: Keep your chin up. Better days are ahead and congrats on a pound loss.
Mern: Glad to see you back and congrats on great grand daughter.

I did fantastic last week and am down to 171.6 Whoo Hoo.
My goals are:
170 by the end of the week
3 fruit and 4 veg every day
8 glasses of water
exercise every day (even if it's just twiddling my thumbs and deep breathing)

My surgery is on Thursday morning and for the rest of the week I will be flat on my back drinking Glucerna and water and any thing else the guys bring me. Stay positive
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I'm in.... where's Terri? I'm back up to 200.4.

Trying to stay positive and not bring the group down, some stuff is in white.

This will be a hard week for me. I'll have a funeral to attend and I'll have to dig deep within to not send someone to the hospital. I'll have to remember that there's a time and place for everything.

My goals will be basic.

Health and Fitness
1) Lose 1 pound
2) Drink 100oz water/day
3) 3 fruits/veggies/day
4) Workout 3 times

Other
5) Keep Calm and don't get arrested
6) Write 2 policies
7) Two RAK's (not knocking someone's teeth down his throat WILL count as one RAK, considering he is deserving of it)
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