7-Day Motivational Thread Starting 2/21/11

Old 02-21-2011, 09:15 PM
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Big OOPS! Posted on the old thread, so here we go again.

Again - love your posts and energy, everyone. Lots of success and good humor out there!

Quinn, to answer how often does one eat. For me, I totally graze--hands in the pantry 6-8 times a day. A few minutes ago, I was restless and hungry so found a slice of low fat cheese and wrapped a couple vegetarian deli slices in it. Did the trick. My whole day is doing stuff like this!

Mike, fun to see your weight graph. Mine looks like a drunken sailor going from bar to bar, but the line is steadily going downward. I've been watching my graph compulsively. Gotta stop that! But I have to say, when I get crazed results happen.

I felt pretty good about my goals. Although early in the week I was still recovering from my cold/flu, I got back on track by Friday, full of my usual energy. Lost a pound this week--met that goal! Didn't meet cardio goals, but this week will be better. Managed 3-4total body weight workouts. I didn't meet my average calorie deficit of 400-600 from workouts. Had a GREAT week in my studio--very productive. Lots of shows coming up so there's no choice!

Diet/Fitness goals
1) 1300 cal/day, under 30% fat (adjust down from 1600 because I've been around 1000)
2) 400-600 (at least 2000/wk) - calorie deficit through exercise alone by doing:
a) cardio 5X/week
b) weights, 2X/week-full body
4) 8+ glasses of water daily

Personal Project Goals:
1) Spend at least 4 days/week working in my studio
2) Work in home office--got some deadlines (taxes, side jobs, etc)

Height: 5'4.5" (and shrinking!)
Start Weight 1/1: 135
Weight 2/21: 127.5 (yay!!)
Goal 2/28: 126.5 (getting harder!)
4/1/11 Goal: still 122
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:19 PM
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I have a question for the group, how do y'all decide who's going to start the next thread?
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
I have a question for the group, how do y'all decide who's going to start the next thread?
simply, whoever is the quickiest

my goals this week:
1) report myself daily to this thread with 400kcal deficit
2) exercise every 2nd day plus saturday killer workout
3) stick to vegetarian diet
4) practise driving

DH bought a car finally. I'm the only person in the house who actually has a valid license so it looks like I'll drive a lot. A little detail here, last time I drove a car was 3years ago. Today I reached for hand brake when I needed to change a gear. Ooops! The Irish, just like the British, drive on the 'wrong' side of the road, unlike the Continental Europe.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:00 PM
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Hi everyone! I haven't posted goals in a few weeks. I've just been fighting one annoying sickness after another! My GI bug finally got better but the next day I got a sore throat and lost my voice. It's been a week and I still have a sore throat, no voice, and chest cough. Phooey. I keep eating too, I'm not one of those people who lose weight while sick due to lack of appetite! I've actually been ravenous. My weight is the same, even down a couple pounds for a week, but my "skinny" pants feel much tighter than they used to.

I've been so mopey and depressed too (probably from being sick for a month), and feeling like a lousy parent b/c I don't feel like talking or playing. I feel like it's impossible to stay under 1500-1800 calories and exercise 200 or so min a week (I've read that's the best for heart health).

On the plus side, we filed our federal taxes and are almost done w state!

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1) Think of positive things daily
2) Try to stay under 1800 cal's per day
3) Try to work out 160 minutes this week
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:23 PM
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Monday Report Card

Health and fitness goals:

1. Keep calories to 1,500 and 2,000 Fri-Sat. 1,493
2. Workout 6 hours. 1:03
3. Drink 96oz water. YES
4. Calorie deficit 3,500 for the week (average 500/day). -762
5. Limit grain based carbs to 2 servings/day or less. NO 4
6. Eat 5 servings of fruits & veggies/day. YES
7. Keep carbs to 45% or less. NO 54%


Non-fitness goals:

8. Apply mascara 5X. NO
9. Average 6 items/day from the "LIST". NO
10. Clean out one small area of the basement. NO
11. Clean out pantry cupboards. NO
12. Clean 2 rooms daily (15 min each) and 1 load of laundry. NO
13. Finish DD's Bloomer dress. Getting there.
14. Call Grandma. YES!!!
15. Register for race and call SIL about same. NO

Did better with calories, yesterday and today. Didn't do so well with non-fitness goals, but I've been working non-stop on DD's costume. The kids were also off school today, so we spent the afternoon selling GS cookies.

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
I fixed your post! Did you noticed my #2 goal.
Yes, I noticed. I was hoping that by answering you normal-like, that would brush you off for the day.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
I have a question for the group, how do y'all decide who's going to start the next thread?
I think it falls to whoever is up and on-line first thing Monday morning? I didn't log on this morning until after 8:00am local time and was surprised that nobody had started one yet, so I did the dirty deed.
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Fitness goals for this week:

1) Keep up the 5 days per week working out (will probably be M T W F Sat, as I have to work out at night and I must get up SUPER early on Friday morning for a doc's appointment, so I will rest Thursday and make sure I get to bed early) -- 2x strength, 3x cardio, aiming for 60 mins. per day. - Bad back today from too much lifting at work - did 30 Day Shred as a compromise and it's screaming at me now.
2) Drink 64 oz. water daily -- Only about half of that so far. Will get one more glass before bed!
3) Keep under 1500 cals every day -- 1389
4) No boxed foods for lunch! -- Leftovers
5) Go to bed at a decent hour (by 11:00) and get my 8 hours sleep -- This will definitely happen, I am bone-tired.
6) Don't step on the scale until Friday -- successfully avoided

Non-weight goals:
6) Don't fret about doc's appointment on Friday -- Haven't thought about it
7) Finish corrections on my book by Friday so publisher will not have a cow. -- Started, about 1/5 done.
8) Clean the guest bathroom!!! -- Ugh, when my back is not in pain!

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Old 02-22-2011, 02:21 AM
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Health and Fitness:
1) -2100 cals for the week -349
2) workout 3 days yes
3) no cereal for the week none
4) Avg a gallon of water/ day 140oz.
5) Take Daily Vitamin... DAILY yes
6) Take Fish Oil daily yep
7) Avg 145g Protein (or more) per day yes 202.2g
8) Avg 26% or lower fat for the week 21%

**The next two I will only attempt once this week so I will not update until I attempt**
9) Bench Press 275#'s (shooting for my body weight +~100#)
10) Dead Lift 310#'s HELL YEAH!

Other:
1) Change the brakes on my car not yet, this weekend
2) hound Almeeker daily until she registers for the race just a little
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Yes, I noticed. I was hoping that by answering you normal-like, that would brush you off for the day.
nope, I'm going to be like an annoying fly in your ear.
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