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Sunday, January 15th, 2006
9:42 am
What are your



reasons to

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
10:01 pm
Kate Moss 5'7'' bmi= 16.8 107lbs

....................... enough said!

you inspire Kate
you are my hope
my want
my desire
and it comes oh so easy
one day it will happen
and when it does I will be ready
to love every inch and every bone
of my slender frame
no squeeze ... just wrapped.... I am MY perfection
Sunday, December 12th, 2004
11:01 pm
Bad mod...bad, bad mod...
I feel horrible. It isn't like the holidays aren't hard enough, and then tonigh, while at the gym (the only time this week, eek), I remember about this community.

Honestly, my head is just so full, I can't remember anything. Between Christmas lists, and sick grandparents, and general drama, I have been neglectful in my duties. For that I am sorry.


This week, I want a post from EVERYONE about one good thing that has happened since starting this challenge.

Let's leave it at that. I don't want to have anyone start focusing on the negatives, especially for the next three weeks.


My good news is I am down another pound. 5 more pounds until I hit the top end of my range. yea me.
Sunday, December 5th, 2004
11:42 pm
btw, i have the best song list for running. It pushed me hard tonight. yea!
11:23 pm
checking in...
how is everyone doing? Are you finding week 4 really tough, (like me)? There is so much shit going on in my life that I am finding it incredibly hard to keep up with my goals. Then I feel guilty, which makes it even harder to workout.

I have, however, dropped another pound, and am at 136. I haven't been near that in well over two years (since before I was last pregnant, and Ashton is now 18 months).
Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
5:23 pm
How did you all do on last week's challenge?
I think that is self-explanatory, don't you?

This week's challenge is to:
1) Weigh yourself again today, and then again on Sunday, and send me the weight totals (distort138@comcast.net)

2) Hit the gym at least 3X's this week for cardio AND weights.

3) stay away from sugar this week.

Good Luck!

(Thanks yndy for pointing out that I had posted this to my own journal!)
Monday, November 29th, 2004
11:59 am
I've survived Thanksgiving!
I've managed to maintain my 3lbs loss (which makes me currently 157lbs) over Thanksgiving, and another big dinner on Sunday with just my Dad and brother. I'm currently averaging 5 days a week at the gym, and can now jog a mile either around the track or on the treadmill (when I first started on the treadmill jogging 5 minutes was near impossible!)

I need to push myself more on cardio, slowly working up to being able to jog 2miles. I'm currently on weight watchers (again) and have come up with some very yummy dishes that are very healthy and point friendly. Changing portion size and HOW I prepare food has helped incrediably...I also eat multiple meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism going (small meals, for example fat free yogurt would constitute a meal).

I also need to get into a more formalized weight/strength training regimine...right now I use universal machines and free weights, but not on any scheldule. I think I could benefit a lot more by writing down which machines I use when, at what weight, and how many reps. I'm considering bringing in a small notebook to the gym to help me keep track.

I hope everyone fared well this holiday!
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
2:35 pm
I also forgot to mention that on Sunday, email me your weight totals for Monday (yesterday) and this coming sunday (distort138@comcast.net). I am doing a chart with graphs to see how much we lose together.

Also, if you want, I can do a chart for how much we all increase our exercise output. Let me know.
Monday, November 22nd, 2004
12:09 pm
OK, let the challenge begin...
This week's challenge, should you choose to accept it is to:

1) Step on the scale and note current weight.


2) Walk at least 1 mile every day.


3) Cut out one of you favorite Junk foods for the week. Replace with a fruit, or a vegetable. (I might add here, that sugar snap peas are a wonderful substitute).


4) Step on the scale on Sunday, and note weight. (DO NOT weigh yourself between now and Sunday).

Keep up on your food journals and exercise journals, and normal exercise routine. Do the above in addition to your regular routine.

10:37 am
Yipeee 3 pounds down!!!

::happy dance::

The moral of the story, I can eat more if I keep going to the gym ::wink::

I won't even go through how many big meals I had this past week, but I made up for those by eating light through the day (when I knew I had a big dinner to enjoy) and going to the gym every single day this past week except for 1 day.

I hope you all are doing well and staying motivated!

Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, November 20th, 2004
1:15 pm
I'm still eating a bit too much at times (but nowhere like I used to), but I've been to the gym all but one day since Monday! I got some free tips from a PT at my gym which was incredidably nice of him since I told him I couldn't afford to hire him on (and he still showed me some excersizes). My weight hasn't changed yet, but hasn't gone up either! I am hoping by the end of next week, I'll start seeing the scale drop down a little.

I'm working myself up to start jogging a mile, right now I can do about half a mile light job before I have to walk. Mostly in my excersize routine I'm focusing on endurance since I want to start seriously hiking next spring...but I'm not neglacting weight training either.

I hope everyone else is doing well...keep it up! :)

Current Mood: good
Friday, November 19th, 2004
8:15 am
OK...Revelation time...
What did you learn anything this week about your eating and exercise habits?
Wednesday, November 17th, 2004
1:16 am
Introduction Post...
Name: Emily
location: East Lansing, MI
age: 25
weight loss goal: Maintain a weight closer to 135 lbs, get stronger and more fit.
fitness goal: Run 5 miles without blowing out my knees, get back into rock climbing (so strengthen upper body quite a bit along with working on balance and flexibility)
current weight: Not entirely sure - close to 160 maybe?
current activity level: Pretty low.  I work at a computer company so spend all day sitting down.  I belong to the Y, but we recently moved and it's a much longer drive now so I haven't been going.  I walk several times a week, but that's it.
body fat ratio (if known): No idea.  I'm 5'6" so BMI is definitely overweight range
why do you want to improve your fitness: My stays don't fit!  No really, I feel stronger and more confident when I'm active - I can look at pictures of me when I was living out in Seattle climbing and hiking all the time vs pictures of me in the past year...the difference is amazing.  I also do a lot of costuming and living history and hate fitting around my heavy body.  And my stays (an 18c support garment/corset that I wear for living history events) have to be laced a wee bit too tight for my gowns to fit correctly. I'm a big fan of being able to breathe... 

edited: caught a few spelling mistakes. :)

Current Mood: determined
Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
8:37 pm
Yesterday and today I ate incrediably healthy and kept my calorie intake in the range I want to!

Also today spent a bit over an hour at the gym, half doing cardio and half doing weights.

Realized I despertly need to replace the batteries in my walkman as the music the gym was playing made me want to sleep not work out. Oh well.

Tomorrows goals is to sneak in a quick swim before work, and then gym after for more weight training :)
6:29 pm
A question from hip_domestics that is applicable
What are some of your favorite tunes to work out to?
8:27 am
Calculating your target heart rate while exercising.
220 - your age = estimated maximum heart rate.

Then calculate your resting heart rate (beats per minute) (Count heart rate for 10 seconds and multiply by 6)

Subtract resting heart rate from estimated maximum heart rate.

Multiply this number by 60% and add back the resting heart beat(for target heart rate zone for fat burning)

the Multiply this number by 80% and add back resting heart beat (for target heart rate zone for cardio training)

Confused yet?

Here's an example:Collapse )

So for today try to work out for at least 30 minutes, keeping your heart rate in the 60%-80% zone and keep up on you notebooks for the week.
Monday, November 15th, 2004
11:32 pm
Hi all! I've been keeping track of my calories, and today I did a 2.5 mile incline walk on a treadmill at the gym. Tomorrow I'll do the weight circuit. Hope everyone is doing okay!
7:20 pm
workin' it!

i walked a mile and a half today on the treadmill. and i have been drinking lots of water (i've discovered the flavored kind and that helps a lot with the blah taste of normal water). i've also started keeping a food log in my own journal (i keep it on private).

i'm really trying!

i hope all of you are doing well!

Current Mood: cheerful
9:20 am
Just a reminder...
To keep up on your food/exercise journals.


Goal for day: 1 mile walk (at least)
8:35 am
Hi this place looks great so I thought I would join, in hopes that it will keep me motivated (and honest lol) about my weight loss and fitness goals.

So here goes:

~My name is Sharon
~I reside in Massachusetts
~I'm 22 years old
~I would eventually like to weigh 130lbs and feel healthier than I do now.
~My fitness goals are to be able to do more hiking and keep up with my hiking partner (exspecially more challenging hikes). Also, perhaps, take up a city sport (I don't now part because of time issues and part because I'm so out of shape I'm truly too embaressed).
~I currently weigh 160lbs
~My current activity level is minimal, exspecially with winter fast approaching. I would like to go back to my days where I was constantly active (it was so much more fun!)
~As of now I don't go to the gym. I'm starting this week promising to go 2-3X a week to start.
~Don't know my body to fat ratio
~I want to improve my fitness because I truly feel its holding me back from fully experiencing life. I have to hike easy trails, and even those kill me, and I am upset because its something I want to do more of. I want to feel better about myself and just feel better (health wise). I used to be very active, sports, biking, you name it I was out there doing it. Now I don't have the energy, and I'm embaressed and angry at myself for letting myself go.

Current Mood: determined
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