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#91 NYJen

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    Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:57 AM

    Kash - I like your WW lady's thinking. What a great way to stay motivated!!!

    OK, I wasn't awful this weekend but I could have done a little better. I only worked out on Saturday (40 minutes on the treadmill, burned 500 calories.) I tried to watch my calorie intake and didn't have as many snacks as I normally would have. I'm at 20 days of no diet coke and I plan to workout tonight. I have to get back into taking my vitamins (I slacked off on them all last week.) And I can DEFINITELY do the jumping jacks tonight. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. I haven't done jumping jacks in AGES!!!

    Edit: UM, have you seen the thread of Amy's BD pics. That's enough to inspire anyone to get back on track. You can bet I'll be on the treadmill tonight.

    #92 NYJen

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      Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:37 AM

      Ok, I did the treadmill last night (30 minute power walk, burned 380 calories.) I also did the 50 jumping jacks and added in 50 crutches. Then I tried to use my hula hoop (supposedly it's good for your abs but I'm still learning how to use it. It's been awhile since I've used one.) I've also been drinking so much water, I feel like a camel. But it's all good. Today is 3 weeks without diet coke - I miss it, but I won't go back until I get to the weight I want to be. I decided that it will be my reward for reaching my goal.

      How is everyone else doing?

      #93 JessicaM

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        Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:24 AM

        Man Ladies I have fallen off the wagon.....between my classes and working 50 hours a week I am drowning! I need to go to the gym this weekend for sure and get my butt back into the swing of things....those pictures of Amy' are defiantly a motivation!!
         

         


        #94 gkashmira

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          Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:27 PM

          I haven't been doing great but super terrible either. But I haven't been exercising at all which is bad. I gotta make up for this weekend's challenges!
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          #95 NYJen

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            Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:31 AM

            Oh Boy, have I mentioned how much I LOVE this thread!!! It really keeps me motivated. I did the treadmill last night and as my "twist" I added in walking sideways. It was tough so I could only do a few minutes that way, but at least the challenge inspired me to get my butt moving. I stayed on the treadmill for a total of 40 minutes and burned 500 calories. Then I did 50 crunches and attempted the hula hoop again (I suck at that, but I think the practice will eventually pay off.) Water today - no problem!!! Since I gave up the diet coke, I've been drinking about 130oz of water a day.

            What did everyone else do as their "twist?" I need some ideas so I can change it up this weekend.

            #96 jenvh

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              Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:23 PM

              I didn't do a "twist" but I did get up and go to yoga so at least I did something. lol. But Saturday I went to a Cardio Tai boxing class. I will count that as my twist since it was a new class for me.

              #97 Jenn

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                Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

                Hey ladies! I've been off in Chicago for the past few days, and while my diet was hurt a little bit, I did work out 2/3 days. I had to go to take my oral boards certification test (ugh!), but when it was over, I at least got to have a little fun. I did go to the gym today, and have gotten back on track with my food. Believe it or not, even getting up super for my test didn't tempt me to drink caffeine, which was amazing to me :)

                #98 NYJen

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                  Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:36 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Hopels
                  Hey ladies! I've been off in Chicago for the past few days, and while my diet was hurt a little bit, I did work out 2/3 days. I had to go to take my oral boards certification test (ugh!), but when it was over, I at least got to have a little fun. I did go to the gym today, and have gotten back on track with my food. Believe it or not, even getting up super for my test didn't tempt me to drink caffeine, which was amazing to me :)
                  Way to go!!!!

                  I didn't work out yesterday (used it as my day off.) I did drink the water and stuck to my calorie goal for the day. So far, so good. Someone at work today told me that I look like I lost a lot weight. Well, of course now I'm in the best mood. I don't see it on the scale, but I feel it in my clothes, so that's good. I'm telling you, cutting out the diet coke has made my stomach flatter.

                  Let's all keep up the good work ladies. We're going to look so hot!!!!

                  Oh, and once we all reach our goals, we should post "Before" and "After" pics.

                  #99 Jenn

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                    Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:22 PM

                    That's a great idea Jen! I have less than 3 months, so I need to keep my butt in gear, and you ladies are a big help! What should we do for November? Another daily challenge (which has honestly been hard for me to keep up with)?

                    #100 NYJen

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                      Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:32 PM

                      The exercise challenges have definitely been easier for me to keep up with than the food challenges. Maybe for November we can do weekly challenges. Something like this:

                      Week #1 (11/1 - 11/7) = Do 5 days of cardio
                      Week #2 (11/8 - 11/14) = Do at least 50 crunches everyday
                      Week #3 (11/15 - 11/21) = Do arm exercises every other day
                      Week #4 (11/22 - 11/2 = Do leg exercises every other day
                      Take off the last 2 days of the month

                      Also, we can still check in everyday to see how we're doing. (Honestly, I need that.)

                      Let me know what you think.




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