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Assignment 9

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Assignment 9 is to chart weight and measurements..
Weight 193 (up a pound since last 5% challenge)
Waist 39
Hips 47
Neck 14.5
Upper Arm 14
Thigh 27

  
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Assignment 8 Excuses

Monday, September 24, 2012

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. List 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks.

I eat from boredom more than anything and also seem to want to eat a lot more when winter begins to creep in..with holiday foods and baking. I love to bake and it is just so tempting to eat what I bake.
Also most know that I hate exercise. I dread it so bad that I will use any excuse not to do it. I have been walking about 20 minutes a day but that is not enough.

I have been faithful about tracking all I eat and continue to track calories..I will not do any baking this year. I am refusing to do it and will leave it up to the family to do their holiday baking instead. And if I'm offered anything in the way of baked goods, I may take one bite to just say I did and be done with it. I will not feel guilty for throwing left over goodies out or giving them away. Since I still have apples left from our tree, I am going to try to eat more of them so I won't want to snack on something bad out of boredome.

Exercise is going to be my hardest thing to over come. I have downloaded some apps for yoga and arm exercises into my tablet and do plan to step up the waling to 40 minutes a day if possible. I really realize I need to do this as planning a trip next year which will mean a lot of walking and hiking so really need to get in shape for this..good incentive.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 9/26/2012 8:44AM

    That is a very good incentive!

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ZACEVETOB 9/24/2012 6:29PM

    lol sure is alot of assessments, is it always like this, uhm seeing you up to 8 i better check in and catch up lol. As last one i did was 6. You have made awesome progress though :) Keep it up and lets loose that 5%

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NIMAWEYGH 9/24/2012 5:54PM

    Barb you got this in the bag gal. One day you will be able to do all that cooking and baking and practice moderation with perfection. emoticon

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    You're one tough cookie!
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Assignment 7 Cleaning and food buys

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The other Count Down Assignments required thinking and writing. This one will take a little more effort - time to look at the diet plan, clean the fridge, tidy the pantry, make a grocery list and shop. If you don't have time to do it now, write down what you will do. We need to have our food in order for Day 1 of the Challenge.


Have cleaned out pantrys and am cleaning the refrigerator today..Have stocked up on salad makings and fat free dressings..and also my sugar free gum to get me by the hunger spells...best to keep something in my mouth that won't add pounds than to be mindlessly snacking on something. Will be posting big notes around the house to keep reminding me of what I should be doing rather than eating.

Have everything ready for my exercising...walking,..arms with weights, etc..have downloaded some apps for yoga and arm exercises to my tablet..

  
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    Good job, it sounds like you are more than prepared! Have a great week doing all these healthy things! emoticon

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Assignment 6 cutting calories

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Is there something you eat often that you have learned to cut the calories on? What works best for you? Do you have something you can share with us?

I still measure portion sizes and if I get hungry (from boredom or stress) I drink a glass of water and go for s short walk until the feelings pass. My doctor wanted me to eat more protein and suggested peanut butter..it is so fattening so have substituted lean turkey breast in place of it and use it as snack to get that extra protein. Also eat an apple with skin on for extra fiber. We have our own tree and will do this until our apples are gone. I'm afraid to eat storebought apple peels as afraid of pesticides..ours are not ever sprayed..I substitute splenda and fruit for the sweet cravings I sometimes get.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 9/23/2012 7:32AM

    Barbara - I love peanut butter and often start my day with a tablespoon - it seems to keep me full longer - I love eating it with a banana. But we each have our own devices and need to use what is best for us - awesome on having apple tress. See you at the start line!

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ZACEVETOB 9/22/2012 10:17PM

    argh already assessment 6 better catch up lol. Good challenge it seems though, getting in touch with your food and dealing with it.

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MCJULIEO 9/22/2012 3:27PM

    I often use chicken broth instead of butter to season vegetables .

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Assignment 5 weigh in

Friday, September 21, 2012

Info - the last weigh in for the 5% Challenge will be November 24th.

A) How many pounds will you lose to achieve your 5% weight loss?

To calculate your 5%

193 x.05 = 9.65 pounds. I will round it to 10lbs.

Current Weight: 193pounds
Target Weight: 183 pounds
By When: Nov 24th, 2012

Goal to eat 1200-1550 calories per day
Goal to go from 193 to 183 by 11/24/2012

  
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