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Old 01-24-2011, 04:56 AM
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Who's up for another round? Welcome to any newcomers and also welcome back to all who have made this thread so popular over the post-holiday weeks. I hope you all had a great weekend!

My goals for the week:

1. 250 cal deficit daily (till that last holiday pound disappears)
2. Balance the pie chart
3. 2-3 blue bottles of water daily
4. Sleep at least 7 hours per night
5. Floss

6. One organizational task in home office daily
7. One room of trim painted sometime this week
8. Try one new recipe or make over an old one - healthier.

Friday goal: Behave myself at the fancy dinner with "Chef Joseph's Dessert Showcase."


...and away we go!

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:10 AM
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Ok, I'm in.

Goals: Daily
Water: 80 oz.
Calories: 1000-1200
Exercise: 40 min pilates, 30 min cardio
Balance pie chart 40/40/20
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:18 AM
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Good morning everybody

My goals this week are:

1) eat under 1900kcal
2) burn at least 2500kcal
3) continue being vegetarian (vegan where possible)
4) increase water intake!!
5) exercise daily (walking doesn't count)
6) catch up with my paperwork

I really see difference, for the last week we haven't eaten meat as a main meal (apart from one grilled chicken dinner) and it's amazing. I feel much lighter, way less bloated and tired. We tried a few new things like baby spinach and multi seed wholegrain bagels.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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I'm in.

For a healthy body:

1. Keep calories 1,500 or less
2. Drink 96 oz of water
3. Pie at 40/40/20
4. Get in 6 hours of exercise
5. Get elliptical machine up put back together
6. No more than 2 servings of grain based carbs per day


For peace of mind and spirit:

7. Take a load into Goodwill, maybe 2?
8. Gather up coats/hats/mittens for Boy Scout coat project
9. Gather up non-perishables for Boy Scout food drive
10. Make at least 2 pieces for DD's Bloomer dress costume
11. Average 6 things from the to-do "list" per day

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Old 01-24-2011, 11:23 AM
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It's a new week. I'm hoping it's a bit better than last. At least I wont have to worry about another football eat-fest, thanks to the Bears.
I must say, I have been having fun with the Wiifit, and shoveling snow is a good way to use different muscles and get a good work-out, but...I miss my morning runs. Tired of winter.

Goals for this week:
1. Limit calories to 1500 per day
2. 72 ounces of water or more per day
3. 5 or more fruits/veggies per day
4. Exercise 4 days/45 minutes each
5. Multivitamin daily
6. Weigh Friday, and show the same or a slight loss

6. Pray for a job interview for the job I applied for.
7. Continue to do my best work at my current job, even though it's less than ideal.

That's about all I can handle at this time.
Have a great day everyone!
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I'm up for a new week!

For my physical health I will:

1. Eat 1550 calories or less per day
2. Take my vitamin
3. Do my workout every morning
4. Eat less than 45% carbs per day
5. Make up a nice big pot of turkey chili to have for lunches
6. Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night
8. Drink at least 80 oz. water per day

For my mental health I will:

1. Start & work on a new knitting project
2. Clean my apartment
3. Read a little every night before sleeping
4. Work on my proposal
5. Bust out my new sewing machine & try it out

Alright I am ready! Best of luck to all of you. Hoping that you all have a great week.

Cassie, thanks for starting the thread this week and thank you for you encouragement. You are fantastic!
Muna & Hope, special thoughts to you and your families.

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:38 PM
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Hi, ladies! Newbie here! I am so happy to have found this motivational group. Thanks for the warm invitation to join.

Short intro:
--64 years old
--5'1"
-- Current weight 237 lbs.; ultimate goal 150 but mini goal is to be under 200 by end of June for my husband's annual family reunion. So tired of always being the fattest person in the group photo!
--Walking stamina is less than 5 minutes due to carrying the weight of my huge belly. I've been that low in stamina before; used Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds for Abs DVD and got up to walking 2 miles at 4MPH/30 minutes. I KNOW I can do it again.
--I'm pre-diabetic and in order to possibly prevent from progressing to full blown Type II diabetes, my doctor wants me to stick to 30g net carbs (carbs less fiber) per day.

Goals this week:
1. 1600 calorie limit, minimum 100g protein, 25g net carbs per day.
2. Baby steps to gain walking stamina: do as many walking DVD minutes as I can each day and hope by the end of this first week to have worked my way up to 10 minutes per session. Maybe I can, maybe I can't, but I'll do my best to achieve that goal.
3. At least 40 oz. water per day. Ultimate goal is 48 per day--can't handle more than that.
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Hey ladies! I'm new here I want to share my goals for this upcoming week:

Health:
Eat no more than 1200 calories per day. >>> eh, did alright, i guess.
Lose 5 lbs this week. >>> lost 2 lbs total. the red devil came to visit me this week.
Go to the gym 4 days @ 60 minutes per day. >>> not once.
Drink 6 tall cups of water per day. >>> yes.
Go to sleep at 11pm every night. >>> nope. still falling asleep around 2am. gotta' work on this one more.

Work:
Edit 1 wedding >>> yes.
Design 2 albums >>> finished 1 album design
Organize paperwork/receipts for 2009/2010 taxes >>> no.

Wish me luck, y'all!

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I'm not gonna give up on myself or my girl. I want to thank you all, particularly Rose and Cassie, for your love and support. MunaAmin, glad to see you back. We will all get through our hard times, yes?

OK so I always gain weight when my father-in-law comes up (eating out, eating fests) but he is back home. On a positive note, I got DH to call his estanged brother for said brother's b-day. Score one for positivity!

Diet/exercise:
1)1550 cals or below
2) cut down on dairy
3) 8 glasses H2O min (track them)
4) exercise/stretch, even at home, 3x a week
5) 5 fruits and veggies daily
6) cook 3-4 good dinners this week
7) avoid tomatoes (allergy)

What my friend Stevie calls "Life Maintenance" stuff:
1) get back to serious writing (you know you want to)
2) meditate (you know you need to)
3) clothes in car to Goodwill, stop driving them around
4) call friends and family
5) call doctor re tapering Lyrica
6) keep positive as much as humanly possible

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:49 PM
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My Goals For The Week:

1. Eat at least 3 fruit and 2 vegetable servings a day.
2. Limit bread to one serving a day.
3. Carry a water bottle with me at all times.
4. Get out walking, weather permitting. (It's been below zero.)
5. Take multi-vitamin daily.
6. Move from "healthy eating mode" to "weight loss mode" to shed a few holiday pounds.

Non-Diet and Fitness Goals:

Feeling pretty caught up on neglected tasks. Hoping to use this week as a well deserved break and "pat on the back" for surviving a 2 month long crazy work load. Hoping to catch up on some reading.

Totally flew off the rails this weekend, diet-wise, hosting guests for dinner and football parties. Sometimes you just have to celebrate. Back on track today. Gotta love my Packers! Super Bowl, here we come!!!

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