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7 Day Motivational Thread Starting August 26 2013 - Luck is no excuse


7 Day Motivational Thread Starting August 26 2013 - Luck is no excuse

Old 08-26-2013, 11:28 AM
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170 by the end of the week
calories: M-863
3 fruit and 4 veg every day: M-Y
8 glasses of water: Y,
exercise every day: Y,

We had a bad thunder storm that knocked out our phone lines and I have some important calls to make. Other than that I had another good day.
The fruit and veg challenge was a really good idea.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6
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.

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

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)
Mike, my response in white:Mike, I am so sorry to hear. May I ask whose funeral?
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:45 PM
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Hope, a friend/coworker from work. She was diagnosed a year ago with cancer. Grrrr tried to do it in white but my damn phone is acting stupid.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:28 PM
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Accurately record everything I consume: M=Y
Keep calories between 1200-1400: M=1875
Report in here every day: M=Y
Walk at lunch 4 days: M=Y
Use the yoga CD at least once.

Robingen, my schedule has actually eased up for now. The first day of classes at the college is actually a relief as all the big lead-up events are over and it's back to routine. And August 24 is the end of birthday/ anniversary season in my family so the endless supply of party food fades away until Thanksgiving. Now I just have to use that routine to my benefit. I was doing well today until I found that half-eaten chocolate bar under some papers on the end table. Eating well is so easy during harvest season when friends and family are just handing you veggies.

Edit: I went back and figured out how much candy leaped into my mouth. I'm way over on calories but I feel better knowing exactly how bad it was.

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Old 08-26-2013, 01:43 PM
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Thanks, Jenn & Terri. Terri, how was your wedding? Do you have pic somewhere? Sounds like your life is hectic; wishing you a wonderful semester and best of luck with the job application process.

Brainless goals, all I can handle:

1. Log food.
2. Check in daily.
3. Get some exercise.
4. Set boundaries if I need to.

Best wishes to everyone this week on goals.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:20 PM
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Hello all. Looks like I am not the only oone having a bad day diest wise. I have gone over my max today for the second time in 2 weeks. I lost 1.5 pound last week. After today I am going to have to buckle down and work. I have lost of stuff to do outside. The last few days we have been getting thunderstorms and ran in the evening. Woke both of us up the morning about 3 am. It was almost on top of us. I will get into the veg and fruit challenge.I will do 35. I got mine in today. I had 5 cups of cantalope. It was fresh and local and so ripe it smelled so good when I picked it up.

Mern congrats on the new great grand daughter.

Mike hang in there you know you can do it. This is after all a life change.

Goals this week
8 + cups of water-m=y
Exercise 4 times m=n
log everythingI eat m=y
post at least once a day.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by robin
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.
Yeah, might as well just do the best we can, I don't think too many of us are going to be aiming for 63 [deleted smily]

Originally Posted by mern
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.
Congratulations great-granny Mern

Originally Posted by RS
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.
You need to change your name to super weight loss woman, you must have lost 20 pounds in the past few weeks congratulations.

Originally Posted by jenn
Ian it's not MY challenge, I think Robin thought of it.
Apologies, I need to stop skimming through these threads and pay more attention [deleted sad face]

Originally Posted by hope
I fell off BIGTIME this weekend but I am back READY TO ROLL.
Aye, don't we all have bad weekends?

Originally Posted by mike
5) Keep Calm and don't get arrested
Well if you stop posting this week we'll know why [deleted smily]

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Originally Posted by Terri
Ian: I like your goals. There's ice-cream in our freezer too, CURSES!
CURSES indeed, I've already had 2 [deleted sad face]

Originally Posted by kocia
I like the vegetable/fruit servings challenge and I have already been working on it inspired by Renewed Soul. The 10-12 servings of vegetables/fruit that I am already averaging are not a problem, though. The problem is the daily serving of red wine (think resveratrol and antioxidants for heart health), the serving of dark (healthy, right?) chocolate, the healthy handful of raw, unsalted nuts, the healthy Greek yogurt - all to the tune of 2,000+ calories of damn healthy stuff!
They need to make diet alcohol, that way we could all drink and loose weight at the same time [deleted smily]

Last night went to a restaurant so my gf could sell an insurance policy and the guy wanted to go out drinking afterwards. At the next restaurant this taekwondo instructor started chatting to us and he too wanted to go out drinking so we hit up another place. A good 3000 calories worth of alcohol later we finally made it back home and when I logged the food I almost had a heart attack, those numbers add up really quickly [deleted sad face] At least there was a good number of veggies in the food.


1. Under 2000 calories per day
2. Over 3000 calories exercise for the week
3. Robin'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, 11:06 PM
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I usually take baby steps getting back into exercise but forced myself to finish the whole half hour by susbtituting mini squats with resistance band work for three minutes of power walking in place half way through and then resumed the regular workout.

Monday Report:

Calories 1200-1600 1389
Net carb limit daily average 25g 19g
Fiber minimum daily average 25g 38g
Sat Fat limit 12% of daily calories 6%
Dietary Cholesterol limit average 250mg 195mg
Protein minimum daily average 120g 131g
Fruit/veggie servings minimum 6 per day 6.5
Exercise 5 days 1/2 hour YES
Water 64 oz. maybe 40
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:58 PM
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Cassie, I think there is a picture of Terri in the previous thread.
Good job on the workout Mern, but what happened on the water? BTW your granddaughter is so precious. My niece is FINALLY walking. My brother sent me a picture this morning. I love baby walking--it looks like waddling. Had an argument with my Mom last night so this brightened my day!

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:45 AM
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The phones are back on so I can make my important calls this morning. I saw 170.8 on the scale so I am changing my month end goal to 169. Whoo Hoo
The fruit and veg challenge was such a good idea.
Mern: What a sweet baby girl.
RS: You are the champion.
Robin: It was a good week for me, I just have to keep it going.

Speaking of ice cream, my DH bought some so I got some frozen fruit pops,
only 50 cal. each so that is MY new treat at the end of the day. I have given up diet coke because the sweetener was giving me headaches. No more artificial sweetener for me. Some body ate all the cherries.
I am having a banana blueberry smoothie for breakfast. Yum. Have a great day all.
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