Motivational Thread starting 02/07

Old 02-07-2011, 09:29 AM
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Hi all
I am in a great mood today so I'll start our thread

My goals this week:
1) whatever goals I make, I try my best to STICK to them
2) eat under 1900kcal
3) minimum of junk (top priority)
4) burn at least 2500kcal
5) exercise daily, MUST!!!
6) take one day at a time

Re #3, I really go overboard with things like biscuits, yesterday was about 60% of my diet muffins, biscuits and choc. No wonder scales didn't move this week. Re #5 I did only one workout last week! Only one. Exercise is a great antidepressant. No wonder I felt so low last week
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:58 AM
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Happy Monday!!

Targets for this week ~
2. More veggies on a daily basis.
3. Begin a folder of favourite exercises and workouts.
4. 6 visits to the gym.
5. Keep food to 1500-1700 cal.

It's a new week; live right now.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:50 AM
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Thank you muna for getting the ball rolling this morning. Very glad to hear that you're feeling good this morning, you've had some low times recently. Last week I hardly met any of my goals, not for lack of trying. But I ended the week with 2 funerals, 2 snow days, an out of town swim meet, half a day of teaching chocolate making and the Super Bowl. It's a wonder I'm not 5 pounds heavier this morning, so I'm counting my 1 pound loss last week as a success even though I scored a big fat F on making my goals. This week is looking better, nobody is on their death bed and no real doom and gloom in the forecast, although on Saturday the kids have another swim meet and I will go straight from that to teaching another class on chocolate making.

Health and fitness goals:

1. Keep calories to 1,500 weekdays and 2,000 weekends.
2. Workout 6 hours.
3. Drink 96oz water.
4. Calorie deficit 3,500 for the week (average 500/day)
5. Limit grain based carbs to 2 servings/day or less.
6. Eat 5 servings of fruits & veggies/day.
7. Take measurements!

Non-fitness goals:

8. Make treats for Valentines party and bake sale.
9. Average 6 items/day from the "LIST".
10. Clean out one small area of the basement.
11. Clean out car.
12. Get DH and DD's Valentines.
13. Get 2 pieces of DD's bloomer dress finished!!!
14. Call Grandma.
15. Register for race and call SIL about same.

Whew, I feel tired already!
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:20 PM
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Hi. I'm going to join your thread as posting during my holidays helped keep me on track. Now that I'm home I'm sliding a little so this may help. Also it will be good for my next week away.

Goals this week

Calories in 1500 during week, 2200 on Saturday

Burn between 2300 - 3000

Y class tue; and thur if possible, other exercise 5 times; infrared sauna daily

increase protein and fibre

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Old 02-07-2011, 12:36 PM
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Yes, I need to set some goals, too. Especially after yesterday. I wasn't off target too much calorie-wise but I did not eat the healthiest things in the world.

Here's my weight loss goals for this week.
  1. Keep a daily 500 calorie deficit
  2. Work out aerobically at least 30 mins a day
  3. Balance my pie chart: fat 30%, protein 30%, carbs 40%
  4. And my new goal for this week is to use my Spinerval DVDs for 3 of my aerobic work outs

Person goals:
  1. Finish the painting I'm working on right now
  2. Call my grandpa
  3. Write to my sister in law
  4. Finish getting my tax stuff together for the accountant
  5. Can a batch of pepper jelly for my hubby

Good luck to all this week,
I know we can achieve our goals!
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:23 PM
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Mary, welcome! I find that posting regularly helps me keep on track as well. I "hide" when I'm off the wagon.

Carolyn, glad you could join us, too. I may be peculiar, but I noticed when I'm doing the same amount of calories, water intake and exercise, I lose weight more consistently in weeks with mostly healthful foods than in weeks where I ate a lot of junk foods.

Muna, glad you're in a great mood today! Best wishes for that to continue. Really good goals set for the week.

Michelle, I really like your #1 about the scale. I'll be rooting for you. I also like the idea of your making the favorite exercise folder.

Almeeker, wishing you a much easier week. Your goals look great.

Sunday's achievements:
Calories 1545
Carbs less fiber limit 25g, actual 22
Protein target 100-120g, actual 120
Exercise: it was my scheduled day off exercise
Water: target 64 oz. achieved

Goals for Feb. 7-13

calorie limit 1600
carbs less fiber limit 25g
protein target 100-120g

Exercise: Monday 1 mile of aerobic walking; add one minute per day to work up to 1 1/3 mile by Saturday; Sunday off.

Water: 24 oz. at morning exercise, 20 more by end of lunch, 20 more by end of dinner totals 64 oz.
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My Goals for the week... Some to continue, some new.

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. Walk 30-45 minutes daily. (Wimpy compared to normal, I know.)
5. Take multi-vitamin daily.
6. Continue with "weight-loss mode", changing calorie intake due to lower activity level.

To Do List:

1. Convince Mike to send me a dozen Paczkis ( long as he's sending out the King Cake and all.. )
2. Get tax info ready for accountant. TOP PRIORITY!
3. Continue with positive attitude and energy regarding injury.
4. Do something nice and/or unexpected for someone each day.
5. Help daughter with NHS and college entrance letters.

Purposely didn't log or count calories this weekend with a high-cal benefit dinner and the Super Bowl. Dinner that hubby arranged was amazing and sweet so I ate gratefully. Starting to slowly return to normal. I just do everything a bit slower. lol Top priority is to keep a positive attitude and not get frustrated. I'm somewhat of a "type A" personality and want everything done yesterday, including injury recovery. All things in good time.


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1. Convince Mike to send me a dozen Paczkis ( long as he's sending out the King Cake and all.. )
what is a Paczkis?
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
what is a Paczkis?
They look tasty!

P?czki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A year ago today: YouTube - P90X YTF&F round 2 day 56 transformation update

It's dissapointing that I haven't changed in the last year!

1) (Sunday) 1/2 Marathon in 2h 38m or faster
2) Make a YouTube Video (put some effort in to this)... this may not be until next week, b/c I'll want to update on the race.
3) Gallon of water per day.

I only have one REAL goal.
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