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14 in 2014 Challenge

Friday, January 10, 2014

I'm challenging myself to lose 14 lbs in 2014. My goal date is March 1 since that is 7 weeks from today.

I will do my starting weigh in tomorrow.


Day 3

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

So today is Day 3 of my Streak. I feel pretty good. I am really trying to give it my all this time. emoticon

I didn't get as much exercise in as I had hopped but I went for a 2.5 mile walk. I work 12 hr shifts so it's pretty difficult to find time to exercise. Besides the important thing is to do something which I did so emoticon .

I am having trouble staying within my calorie limit. I think I will get the hang of it if I keep logging and measuring everything. emoticon

My body is a little achy from yesterday. emoticon I figured I was doing too much when I was doing it but I felt great while I was doing it and I figured, "Hey I've got time and I feel good so I'll keep going." I'm feeling it today but it feels good to have sore muscles in a strange way.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I bought the Spark Solution book as soon as it came out and followed the plan for 2 weeks and lost 10 lbs in those 2 weeks. Of course I gained them back because I went on vacation. That was in July and I still haven't gotten my motivation to start back. I decided not to follow the Solution plan until I use up all of the food in my pantry and freezer. I planned on measuring diligently and tracking everything and staying within my calorie limit. Haven't done it once. I've been guesstimating how much I'm eating and sometimes logging but not most of the time. All of the bad habits that I need to break. I also decided to increase my exercising gradually and start by walking everyday. I've managed to walk most days but not all. I was pretty happy about that.

I've been walking around my neighborhood and there's a family that lives around the corner and down the street that is usually outside. The parents smoke so they are usually out smoking and the kids are wandering around at various times. ALL of them are seriously overweight. As bad as it sounds (it even sounds bad in my head), I've managed to walk most days because in my mind, I think I've got to lose weight before I have kids because I don't want to be the fat mom with a fat kid like the family around the corner. I know it's awful to get my motivation in such a horrible way but my heart hurts to see these kids so overweight and not playing just wandering around the yard and the overweight parents who probably don't think there's a problem.

And I also was thinking that I've got to lose weight so I don't get as big as so-and-so. I know that's awful too.

Then I was looking through the pics from my vacation and I realized "OMG!!! I am as big as so-and-so."

I think I found my motivation. I walked yesterday, ate fairly decent yesterday. Ate my oatmeal for breakfast this morning, walked, did my Zumba DVD and my Jillian DVD (both of which haven't been touched in months).

I know its awful to think bad things about others but is it awful if it motivates me to be a better me????

I don't think so. I didn't really think bad things about them as much as I pitied them and hoped I didn't become like them. Then I realized I am like them and now am trying to do something about it. I guess we all get our motivation from somewhere and as long as it motivates us to do something good its okay.

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SUSANBEAMON 10/22/2013 1:09AM

  try to be the best you possible, and don't worry about comparing yourself to others.

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ZRIE014 10/22/2013 12:58AM

  wish you the best

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Spark Solutions Summer Challenge Progress

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I am so excited about the Spark Solutions Summer Challenge!!! I have to be honest, when I first got the book I was pretty skeptical that it would work but I am on Day 9 of the Summer Challenge and I have lost 10 lbs.

I have never ever in my life lost 10 lbs in a week and a half not even on a crash diet. Best part is, I feel healthy, not hungry at all, more alert and all around better. This is so awesome I can't even explain it.

I have a habit of getting on the scale and seeing such a high number I think that can't be right and get on it 5 more times to see if maybe the scale was wrong and sometimes think the scale must be broken. I bought a new scale because I was convinced my scale was broken. Nope, not broken.

Now I see how much I've lost and get on my brand new scale a second time because maybe I read that number wrong or maybe I wasn't standing on it all the way yet. Nope, it's the same number and its 10 lbs less than it was 9 days ago.

I have no words to explain how happy I am!!!!

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Off to a Good Start

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I started the Summer Spark Solution Challenge on Monday. So far it has gone well. I have felt pretty hungry in between meals/snacks but when I eat it is enough food to fill me up. I've been getting hungry about an hour before my next time to eat. I think that is probably good. I'm probably just not used to actually getting very hungry.

The exercising is going ok. I have bad knees so I don't usually do squats and lunges which is the majority of the program's strength workout. I tried it yesterday and my knees hurt while I was doing it but not after. I may have to change the strength workout to something different due to my knees. The plank to pike and pushup to side planks are more difficult than they look. They were difficult to do but I wasn't sore yesterday. But boy am I feeling it in my lower abs today. That's a good thing-- means they are working.

I feel really motivated too. My husband's birthday was last Saturday. We still have leftover cake and ice cream from that and I'm not even craving it. That's awesome.

I'm not really sure what my starting weight is. My scale is crazy. I can get on it and it will say one thing, get off and get right back on and it will say something completely different. I bought a new scale yesterday so I have a weight for the beginning of Day 3. It sucks that I don't know if there was a weight change in the first 2 days but I feel better. I don't feel bloated. I feel a little more energy but I have been getting between 5 and 7 hrs of sleep the past few days due to preparing all of the food, working out and working I haven't been able to squeeze out any more time. I know all of you will suggest cutting out TV or wasted time but seriously there is no wasted time. Life is a whole different world when you work 12 hr shifts.

I really hope this Challenge will have results.


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LALMEIDA 6/27/2013 7:29PM

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NBLONDHEIM 6/26/2013 9:01PM

    Good for you!!! Sounds like you are doing awesome!! Keep it up!!! emoticon

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LETTING_IT_BEE 6/26/2013 1:02PM

    Sounds like you are doing awesome! I'm doing the challenge too & cannot imagine having to work 12 hour shifts on top of it (I'm a teacher so off for the summer). It's taking me a lot to plan, replan, shop, organize, modify, etc. BUT I am loving it!

I second the lack of cravings, and luckily I have not been hungry at all. I have lost nearly 3 pounds since it started, so I bet you lost a similar amount - I was feeling very bloated and now I am not.

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