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*** this is it...2015...the year I WILL get it done!! ***


****GOALS FOR 2015 ******

This is it ... the year I get this done ... I'm giving myself 12 months to hit my long term goal of entering the "HEALTHY BMI RANGE" ... Thats a total of 36 lbs or 3lbs per month .... completely realistic & doable ... now to just buckle down & get it done!! So that next year, at this time my goal will be to be in MAINTENANCE ... I think I owe it to myself to dedicate 1 year of time to meet ...

****GOALS FOR 2015 ******

This is it ... the year I get this done ... I'm giving myself 12 months to hit my long term goal of entering the "HEALTHY BMI RANGE" ... Thats a total of 36 lbs or 3lbs per month .... completely realistic & doable ... now to just buckle down & get it done!! So that next year, at this time my goal will be to be in MAINTENANCE ... I think I owe it to myself to dedicate 1 year of time to meet some goals: physically,,spiritually & emotionally .... I'm ready .....

MONTH & WHAT DID I ACCOMPLISH TOWARDS MY GOALS?

JANUARY 2015

FEBRUARY 2015

MARCH 2015

APRIL 2015

MAY 2015

JUNE 2015

JULY 2015

AUGUST 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

OCTOBER 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

DECEMBER 2015







DECEMBER 31ST, 2014
So I'm at the end of my 115 day challenge and the end of 2014. My Post Holiday Reckoning !¨ in a nut shell,,

,I found it frustrating how hard I worked to lose a little and how easily it found it's way back to me!!
It has been way more difficult than I thought. I thought sure, there's Birthdays, Thanksgiving than December which included A vacation AND Christmas, but my thought was, I can let loose & get back at it all the days in between! Apparently life doesn't really work like that,,especially for me!! I don't even go crazy over sugar, but man I was like an addict!!
That's on top of the stuff I DO go crazy over!! ha ha

And here I am at the end of 115 days feeling more "yucky¨ than I did back on Sept. 8th!! I have no one to blame but myself....Ugghh,,I AM NOT going to let this happen again next holiday season !! Gotta have a "PLAN!!"

On the upside there definitely were positives:

1) I stuck out a 115 day challenge¨ the good, the bad and the ugly!

2) I lost about 20 pounds this past year!!

3) I learned a lot about nutrition

4) I learned that our bodies are physically capable of way more than we realize!!

5) I charted and graphed data like no other, and that is going to be a VALUABLE TOOL!!

6) I trained for and completed a 10K

I'm sure there is more!! ,,positives out weigh the negatives!!

I am way excited to set some goals for "2015¨ This WILL BE THE YEAR I GET IT DONE !!




100 DAY CHALLENGE
Sept. 8, 2014 thru Dec. 31, 2014

Here's my challenge for the next 100 days:: ( it is actually 115 days~ we have decided to allow 15 "pass days" for holidays, {cuz ya know this challenge will go through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Years!! yikes!!} also allow for vacations, sick days etc) life is going to happen!!

SHORT TERM GOAL: Get out of "OBESE BMI " and enter into "OVERWEIGHT BMI" range...

MID TERM GOAL: Reach an overall weight loss of 50lbs....

LONG TERM GOAL: Reach an overall weight loss of 70lbs which will put me in the "HEALTHY BMI" range & maintain!

To reach these goals I'm going to:

1) Have a calorie deficit ranging from 340 - 420...going to mix it up.

2) So I'll be tracking all my nutrition and fitness.

3) workout! I've got the cardio down, now it's time to get serious about strength training. I've come up with a few programs.

4) I'm going to take before and after photo's AND measure...

5) working towards a 100% success rate!!

As a reward, we thought it might be fun to rent a cabin and go snowshoeing for a weekend! Probably in Jan. or Feb. 2015..

Woo Hoo here I go!!!







08/28/2014
End of 4th - 5 week challenge

I can't believe how fast this last 5 week challenge went, doesn't hurt that it ended with my trip to the beach!! So I'm posting the results of the goals I set:

1) Lose 10lbs---I lost 4lb....

2)Do all scheduled cardio/strength training workouts 86% of the time---I succeeded 80% of the time...

3) Maintain an average daily deficit of 350 calories for 5 weeks -- I averaged a deficit of 347!! Not too shabby :)

4) track all my nutrition and fitness---I did this 100% of the time!!

For my efforts I did reward myself with a little extra shopping cash!

Next up: A group of us are going to tackle a 100 day challenge, starting Sept. 8th. I'm taking a couple week maintaining period than back at it!!

07/08/2014
End of 3rd- 5 week challenge
Well, we all reported in our end results of last 5 week challenge (06/03/2014 thru 07/08/2014)

This time we ranged from a 5.5 lb loss to 1lb. to 0 weight loss. I was at a 2lb loss. At one point it was closer to 3 lbs but than the 4th of July weekend happened!! I did learn some things this time around. Even though I manage to hit all my daily goals 75% of the time AND followed my workout schedule of cardio/strength 86% of the 35 days, I still only managed a loss of about .4 lbs per week!! So clearly I need to have a bigger calorie deficit. I learned that even if the Spark Calorie counter says you have 300 calories left at end of day, you don't eat a bowl of ice cream to use it up!!

So my goals for next 5 weeks ---07/09/2014 to 08/13/2014--
are:

1) Lose 10lbs

2) Do all scheduled cardio/strength training workouts
*** 86% of the time or better is the goal ***

3) Stay within my Spark Calorie Goals - --plus maintain a daily 350 calorie deficit-- (something has to change!!)

4) Track all my fitness/nutrition.

5) Try and hit all these goals 80% of the next 5 weeks

I'll report back here after Aug. 13th. My reward to myself for accomplishing all this is, extra spending money for my vacation on the Oregon Coast!! A girls gotta shop right??!!!


06/04/20214
My new goals are broken down into 5 week blocks. There is a group of us who meet weekly. we are challenging, encouraging & holding each other accountable. We are all shooting to loose 10lbs in 5 weeks.
First 5 week challenge just ended on Tues. (June 3, 2014)
We ranged from a 7lb loss to 2lb loss. I lost _3.5lbs_. Some were down on themselves, but ultimately we ALL LOST!! And were all moving forward towards better overall health ,making positive lifestyle changes & learning what works & what doesn't work. So I feel it's a win, win!!
Our 2nd 5 week block began on Tues. 06/03/2014 ending July 8, 2014.
My goals are: 1) Lose 10lbs
2) Do all scheduled cardio/strength workouts.
3) Stay within my daily Spark Calorie Goals
4) Track all my fitness & food

I'll report back here and update my results on July 8th. :) My ultimate goal is to be down as close to 20lbs as I can in 10 weeks when I leave for Beach House Vacation :)
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My Goals:
**365 DAY CHALLENGE**

1/7/2015 to 12/31/15

1) Get out of "OBESE BMI" Range ~ 185LBS

2) Reach an overall weight loss of 50lbs ~
174LBS

3) Reach an overall weight loss of 70lbs and enter the "HEALTHY BMI" Range & Maintain! ~ 154LBS



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OTHER 2015 GOALS:

*Journal everyday
*Keep in contact & make a point to hang out with friends & family more
*Plan date nights with my hubby
*Read & study the Bible everyday
*Tackle some home/garden projects
*Go on some ADVENTURES!!
*Introduce my grandbabies to all Montana has to offer..camping..fishing...hiking...





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KIMALEE54
1/15/2015 7:53:08 PM

Beautiful winter photos. Well, they're all lovely. I'm simply enjoying the winter ones while it's still wintry!

We're lucky, aren't we. Thanks for sharing.



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1/12/2015 12:10:24 AM

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Have a great week! Stay happy, healthy and moving toward
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Have a great time with your snow shoes!!



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Hi there! emoticon Thank you for adding me as a friend! I am adding you also! Have a great evening! emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen



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1/6/2015 1:16:48 PM

The weather here has just been obnoxious hasn't it? Do you go to the gym or workout at home? I'm trying really hard to just workout at home and try and run outdoors but the weather is making that hard. I'm tossing around joining the Y so that I can workout while J is at swim team practice there.

Good luck to us both with our early morning workouts!

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