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Summing up week one

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In the first week of our biggest loser battle of LIC, my challenges were:
~Take a starting photo (so you have something for comparison in 10 weeks.
~Make a journal entry with your top ten reasons for doing this challenge.
~Focus on getting your water intake to the minimum 8 glasses/day.
~Track your calories.

The starting photo and the journal entry were easily done (sort of). emoticon My water intake was achieved 7/7 days emoticon I tracked my calories every day with the exception of 4 meals... and I was on track the four full days that I entered everything. emoticon

Cardio - I ran 23.2 kms for a total of 190 minutes
Strength training - did this once but I did it hardcore - 60 minutes with Denise Beatty.
Vegetables - I was a little slack here. I usually aim for 6 servings per day. Last week, I made this goal on only 2 days.

This week's goals (which I stole from Team Sapphire) are:
1) To complete and continue last weeks challenges.
2) Incorporate AT LEAST 30 minutes of cardio at least four times this week.
3) To give up one thing that might be holding you back from your weight loss goals. Try it for the week and see how it goes.
4) To make it through to Halloween with minimal cheating !
5) Get plenty of sleep each night!

For number 3, I'm giving up candy. I actually threw away a chocolate today but I ate three gummy fruits... baby steps. In my defense, the gummies weren't Halloween candy. Not much of a defense, eh? Number 5 is my biggest challenge... and on that note, I'm off to bed.
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  • no profile photo GEOGIRL
    It sounds like you really did have a good week one, I only strength trained once too :)

    I hear you on the veggie slow down too, I went to two grocery stores and the veggies (not the fruits) were horrible! I touched a zucchini and it was so mushy that my finger poked right through the skin...ewww,I couldn't find an eggplant and the peppers I bought ended up having black spots on the inside. I am normally about eating in season fruits/veggies but I'm already tired of all the squash I've eaten and frozen veggies just don't do it for me.

    Keep up the good work and Team Amethyst will kick some A##!
    3697 days ago
    There were a couple of reasons for the lack of veggies but what it boils down to is laziness and poor choices. I could have had more on the weekend but it was just "easier" not to.
    I'm back at it this week and going for a 7/7.
    Plus side, I haven't bought any gummies for home. Probably won't be here so I'm not going to buy ANY candy at all. Mayyyybe when it goes on sale ;)
    3697 days ago
    I applaud your ability and willingness to throw away the chocolate! What a great accomplishment!

    You did great on your goals/challenges last week. I am curious about the slow down on the veggies...why do you think that happened? Busy? No good veggies to be had? Bored with them? Just curious, that's all...

    Best wishes on meeting and exceeding all your challenges this week! Here's hoping you have so many trick-or-treaters that you don't even have a gummy bear left over by the end of the night!
    3697 days ago
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