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  1. Still here! Week Three recap - I'm actually enjoying running. When I stopped making it optional and just got off my butt to do it everyday it became a lot less of a chore. I have a lot more energy and I just overall feel better. Eating is great on the week, not so hot on the weekends. I'm still losing weight.. just slowly. I'm okay with that though.
  2. Week Three recap - I'm actually enjoying running. When I stopped making it optional and just got off my butt to do it everyday it became a lot less of a chore. I have a lot more energy and I just overall feel better. Eating is great on the week, not so hot on the weekends. I'm still losing weight.. just slowly. I'm okay with that though. Day 22 - April 26 Exercise - C25k app jog/walk - Week 3, day 1 - 28 minutes, 2.18miles Eating - good Day 23 - April 27 Exercise - C24k app jog/walk - Week 3, day 1 repeat - 28 minutes 2.19miles
  3. First week was tough being Spring Break and all. Kids were home, schedule was off, my eating was all out of whack. I did get 6 days of cardio in. I'll call that a win!
  4. Starting Stats: Ending Stats Height: 5'10" Same, go figure Weight: 162.25lbs 157.0lbs Measurements- Waist - 31" 31" Hips - 42" 41" 28 day goals: 1) Update everyday -- Done! (except for three days without internet access 2) Lose 10lbs -- Lost 5.25 3) Exercise at least 3x a week for at least 30 minutes -- Done! 4) Lose at least an inch off my hip measurement -- Done!! Before and After Pics - I don't see much of a difference here.. but we'll see in another month if I do then...
  5. March 27 - exactly like March 26th Ate on track. 15 minute jog on the treadmill Did two sets of 15 reps of the following: Standing Low Back Extension - 50lbs resistance Seated Lat Rows - 50lbs resistance Bicep Curls 10lb dumbbells Tricep Pushdown - 30lbs resistance Seated Abdominal Crunch - 35lbs resistance Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows - 35lbs resistance Bench Press - 50lbs resistance Lunges - 8lb dumbbell in each hand
  6. March 26 Ate on track. 15 minute jog on the treadmill Did two sets of 15 reps of the following: Standing Low Back Extension - 50lbs resistance Seated Lat Rows - 50lbs resistance Bicep Curls 10lb dumbbells Tricep Pushdown - 30lbs resistance Seated Abdominal Crunch - 35lbs resistance Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows - 35lbs resistance Bench Press - 50lbs resistance Lunges - 8lb dumbbell in each hand Only two more days on this challenge huh? I got no where near my weight loss goal
  7. March 25 Ate on track, no exercise. Apparently I've decided to leave my three days of structured exercise to the very end of the week. Motivation was lacking today
  8. Would have loved to have been able to rent a bike, but I was there as a chaperone for my daughters 5th grade trip to the Driftwood Education Center. We ended up with our days planned out for us from pre-dawn till lights out at 10pm. Eating was horrible, structured exercise was non-existent. I kept my portions low, but as all the food was prepared for us my selection was limited and so I was way off my typical plan. Did enjoy a nice four mile walk around Cumberland Island though on one of our days, that was a very fun adventure. Back on track tomorrow, weigh in on Friday. We'll see then how much this little detour will have set me back.
  9. Realized that today is still part of the third week so I got my third set of exercise in.. yay! Headed off to St Simons Island for the next three days, buffet style food provided three times a day. I've got my will power and exercise clothes packed. We'll see if I use one or both or neither.. eep! March 21 Eating: On plan - Ate at Evo's today based on Charles' recommendation. Had never heard of this place before and it is relatively close. It was really yummy! Had a salad with chicken that was really good. My husband and daughter tried the steakburger and the hot dog and liked them (the hot dog more than the burger) and my son was crazy about the chicken. The shakes and fries were also a hit. Thanks for the shout out on this place, definitely some place we'll go to again. Exercise: Did two sets of 15 reps of the following: Standing Low Back Extension - 50lbs resistance Seated Lat Rows - 50lbs resistance Bicep Curls 10lb dumbbells Tricep Pushdown - 25lbs resistance Seated Abdominal Crunch - 35lbs resistance Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows - 30lbs resistance Bench Press - 50lbs resistance Lunges - 5lb dumbbell in each hand
  10. March 20 Ate on plan. Didn't get any exercise in though. I'm pretty sure that leaves me short for this week.
  11. March 19 Eating on track, no exercise today. Weighed in today at 1.5lbs down from Tuesday.. so nice to see the number moving again!
  12. I realized as I was going to bed last night that it was Wednesday. That was a planned exercise day So I made up for it today instead. Will probably do Saturday now instead of Friday though. Then the intent would be to get back on the MWF schedule. However, my daughter's 3-day fifth grade trip is the beginning of next week and I'm a chaperone. I'm going to try to get in some of the basics.. sit ups, pushups, jumping jacks can be done anywhere... but the eating plan is going to prove to be difficult I'm sure. They do dining room style meals. Full buffet style setup for all three meals. Just gotta make sure I'm choosing healthier options and watching my portion sizes. March 18 - Eating on Plan Exercise same as bowflex routine up above
  13. March 17 - Ate on plan, no exercise was planned for today, so I didn't do any.
  14. March 16 - Eating on plan. Exercise - rest day Weigh in today had me dead even. So.. so far I'm only down 2.25lbs from the start of this challenge and it looks like I won't meet my 10lbs for the month. I'm okay with that though (doesn't mean that I'm going to stop working for it). It's still coming off, I'm eating healthier, sticking with some sort of exercise thing three times a week and I'm feeling motivated. So it's all good
  15. March 15 Eating: On plan, 80oz of water today instead of my typical 64 and shorted myself one fruit and one starch on a self-imposed "water flush" and "omit" because of my bad eating on Saturday. These are things they had me do in previous weeks through QWLC so we'll see how it goes. Weigh in tomorrow. Exercise: Gonna try to stick to this plan for the next two weeks.. MWF. Increasing resistance as I feel I can. Did two sets of 15 reps of the following, mostly on the bowflex: Standing Low Back Extension - 50lbs resistance Seated Lat Rows - 50lbs resistance Bicep Curls 10lb dumbbells Tricep Pushdown - 25lbs resistance Seated Abdominal Crunch - 35lbs resistance Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows - 30lbs resistance Bench Press - 50lbs resistance Lunges - 5lb dumbbell in each hand
  16. March 14 Eating: On plan Exercise: Did two sets of 15 reps of the following: Standing Low Back Extension - 50lbs resistance Seated Lat Rows - 50lbs resistance Bicep Curls 10lb dumbbells Tricep Pushdown - 25lbs resistance Seated Abdominal Crunch - 35lbs resistance Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows - 30lbs resistance Bench Press - 50lbs resistance Lunges - 5lb dumbbell in each hand
  17. March 13 - Was a good day over all. Baseball game for my son, pedicure with my daughter, date night with hubby. Eating: Bad day.. went off plan tonight at dinner, but Kyle and I went to "Movie Tavern" for date night. I expected the menu to have a bit better options and didn't go completely prepared. Morning and afternoon were fine. Dinner was a grilled chicken sandwich (no condiments, took off the cheese) and a side salad (took my own low cal dressing - Trader Joe's Parmesan Ranch... so yummy and only 30 calories per 2 TBSP serving) that was all still relatively on plan except for the white bread. But the pile of french fries that I nibbled on while watching Alice in Wonderland was not the best choice Exercise: None today unless you count the cheering and dancing I did at my 6 year olds first baseball game of the season. He was such a superstar today, even got the game ball
  18. March 12 Went in for another weigh in at the center and was down another pound! Yay for moving in the right direction again Eating: Eating was exactly the same as yesterday except for saving my chocolate nutrition supplement bar till after dinner. Exercise: Turns out the Bowflex is not as complicated as I originally thought. Put together a basic set of exercises I'm going to get in three times a week. The weight amounts are resistance weight not actual weight weight, so I'm not sure how that converts. But this is what I did tonight Did two sets of 15 reps of the following: Standing Low Back Extension - 50lbs resistance Seated Lat Rows - 50lbs resistance Bicep Curls 10lb dumbbells Tricep Pushdown - 25lbs resistance Seated Abdominal Crunch - 35lbs resistance Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows - 30lbs resistance Bench Press - 50lbs resistance Lunges - 5lb dumbbell in each hand
  19. March 11 At my weigh in today, after two days of extra water, I lost that pound I gained. So I'm back even with last Fridays weigh in. They have me doing a different diet now for two days... this stuff all seems so gimmicky. I mean, I'm enjoying that I'm eating healthier.. the lean meats and fish and vegetables and fruits, it's all good stuff. But the "now eat just this for two days" stuff.. I dunno. But, I paid them for 11 weeks of this program.. and I need the accountability of going and having someone else weigh me in so I'll stick to it. So far I've lost 19lbs so there's something to it at least Eating: Breakfast - 2 eggs Mid Morning - 1/2 orange and nutrient supplement drink (hot chocolate, yum) Lunch - 8 oz chicken, 2 cups baby spinach Mid Afternoon - 1/2 orange and nutrient supplement bar (chocolate peanut) Dinner - 5 1/2oz of 4% ground beef, 2 cups baby spinach, 1/2 cucumber (I don't like cucumbers... they have no flavor, but it was on the "eat this today!" menu) Exercise: None today. Broke out the manual for my husbands Bowflex tonight though... They make it look so easy on the infomercial and he tells me it's simple really.. but there's so many options I'm not sure where to start. I get overwhelmed looking at the thing. I just need to pull out some basic exercises to start with and get comfortable with those and go from there I think, knowing me though I'll just hop back on the treadmill tomorrow on one of the built in interval programs.
  20. I'm not even gonna go into how often I have to pee lately..... :evil: Home scale looks promising though so maybe it was worth it! True test will be tomorrow mornings QWLC "official" weigh in. March 10 Food was on track today. I love my "nutrition supplement" bar each day.. little pieces of chocolate heaven 30 minutes jog/walk on the treadmill. I've found this is my easiest go-to exercise and so far I feel like it gets my heart rate going better and more consistently than anything else.
  21. March 9 Eating on track, no exercise today. Weigh in this morning was a huge let down. I'm up a pound from Friday's weigh in. I know I didn't gain a pound of fat.. but it's frustrating when I know I'm eating the right amount of calories to cause the deficit but not seeing the results from it. They have me drinking 72oz of water today instead of 64. Then 80oz tomorrow. Will weigh in again on Thursday and see if the "water flush" helps get the numbers dropping again.
  22. March 8 - Eating was on track Exercise was 30 minutes walk/jog on the treadmill. I weigh in tomorrow at QWLC, hopefully show some good results
  23. Kickboxing was lots of fun.. my kids did it with me which made it seem to go by a lot faster than yesterdays 30 minutes. Watching my 6 year old try to keep up was very cute March 7 : Eating - on track, typical day. Exercise - 30 minutes kickboxing video. Weekly update: Updated daily Eating stayed on track 4 days of exercising for 30 minutes.
  24. Thanks Suse! Updating here because my goal is to update every day. But... there's nothing interesting to update with. Eating was typical, all on target. No exercise today. Tomorrow will do a new kickboxing video. Seems that this 28 days for me is turning into "let's see how many different types of exercise Heather can try". Maybe I'll find one I enjoy enough to be motivated to stick with by the time the month is up.
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