Challenge Forum: Finish what you start Sista! Tues. OCTOBER 1

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 05:32
Hello Sista's,

Can u believe it is October already.. Two months to Christmas, well i will need to start that shopping soon... Wow.

Yest totals were. 6252 with 4 points

Went to church and then food shopping.. Today haircut..yes..way too long. Need to think what I want to do with the rats

Have dinner in crockpot, pork tenderloin...

Breakfast, steal oaks with blueberries, apple snack, lunch chicken,rice and veggies and apple snack... I have this today wish me luck for Wed and Thur... Traveling on Thursday to Columbus for first hockey tournament for g-nephew.. Should be lots of fun.. Diet not so good, but staying at Sheraton will use TM and see what other exercise I can get in.. Hopefully will be connected but if not will check in short spouts with phone..

Ok got to go, fog today ..ugh hate driving in fog..

Tty all soon..
This is not a diet, it is about a life journey, I am committed and I will succeed!

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 07:47
Morning Donna and all my Sistas!

Donna, be careful in the fog. Hope you don't have far to go.

My steps for Monday were cool is that? Maybe today is my lucky day. LOL! I got 6 points.

I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...
Strive for progress...not perfection!

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 07:48
Morning Donna more adventures yeah! What time did you say dinner was, lol?

Can't believe how fast this year has flown by. Think I will do some fall office cleaning today since it should be quiet with the boss playing golf today.

Our lab had developed a fatty tumor on his back and it ruptured on Sunday afternoon. We cleaned it really good and put antibiotic salve on it but as a precaution our son is taking him to the vet today.

Food was off the rails again yesterday especially the sodium, steps 5,707 and 4 points.

Have any of you installed the fitbit update? I got up and went the kitchen as normal this morning and sat down to sync my bit and I looked at it and the floors climbed was reaching 16 floors (eh?) anyway I know I haven't climbed any stairs even now and it has 19 floors on it. I am going to try the update again and if that doesn't work, guess I will send in a question to support.

Have a good day all!


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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 08:10
Morning all

Pam???? no I am still on old board I love the old one......

Donna haircut, you look beautiful.....

Sherry I am with you, like life's pleasures so have to work......

sneez sneeze sneeze, both my boys have really bad colds guess who now has it, hahah yup me, but still getting on tm in a moment need to walk some today.....

steps Sunday = 4170 points 6
Monday = 4392 points 6

off today going for an xray on index finger, I have trigger finger and it is always you can hear the snap like an elastic band , crazy.......

enjoy the day
Denise Smile

Today I will take it 1 minute at a time !

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 08:48
Good morning Sassies! Today is the start of my No Bread challenge for October as well as my 8 Week Fitness Blender Fat Loss Program. I weighed in at 237.4 which made me sad to know I had gained. But today is a new day! Here is the video for Day 1. It is the physical fitness test and they tell you what all you need to do.

Start off with Total Body Warm up:

Then the physical fitness test:

Then Cool Down & Stretch:

Track: Y
Exercise: N
Steps: 4767
Fiber: Y
Sodium: Y
No snack: Y
Total: 5 points!

Quitting is NOT an option!

SW: 300.2: 5/2016
CW: See ticker
GW: 199.9


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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 08:50
Good morning!!

It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood!!

YESTERDAY......2 pts no steps. Blasted sodium and uncontrollable snacking!!!! So hungry yesterday!!! One of those days, I suppose! Today is a new day!! It will be ok. Smile

Have a great day!
Brenda ♥
Start weight ~ Jan. 2012 ~ 205
~ "I can't control everything in my life, but I can control what I put in my body."
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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 09:42
Donna - drive sage!

Sherry - have great day at work!

Pam - hope your dog heals up ok. mine are my babies.

Denise - ever tried that zicam stuff, seemed to help me once last year. cold only lasted a few days.

Danielle - I notice I don't eat that much bread, but I know as soon as I told myself no, I'd want it really bad, lol.

Brenda - I am not doing so good with my meals either :/ here's to a better day Smile

Went to chiro yesterday, and some parts of me feel a lot better!


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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 10:54
Morning teamies,

Started over with Day one yesterday. Got my pound back off. I dont think Ill be doing much Xmas shopping this year. Halloween is first hurdle. I walked dog this morning even tho I didnt feel like it.

Donna, I had pork tenderloin last night with barley and zuke.Strawberries and steel oats then I,m out of carbs,crap!

Danielle, Good planning on your challengeSmile

Pam, Ick, does it ooze?

Sherry, Buy seven tickets!

Anne, adjustments good!

Denise, Enjoy your day off.

Benda, new day,yeahSmile

Here,s to a new,sassies, Kat coffee please,Laurie

Steps 1400est. 5 pts. No steps
I want to be a free spirit in a grown up life!

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 10:58
Morning sassies!
I slept in this morning - so happy to have a morning off! This afternoon I am scheduled to teach 4 classes back to back, though!
October reality of no monthly paycheck has hit! Thank goodness my son pays me rent! Today is rent payday and boy I have a ton of bills hitting the first of the month. I've been figuring out what I need to pay when since I got up this morning and I have the first week covered. Hopefully my Zumba teaching and my Health Coaching will be enough to sustain us!
Danielle - I haven't had bread since February - grains are not a part of Take Shape For Life until I reach my goal weight and transition back to a regular diet.
Donna - drive safely!
Sherry - have a great day!
Pam - good luck with your dog!
I installed the fitbit update and haven't had any extra floors.
Denise - hope you feel better soon!
Anne - so glad parts of you are feeling better!
Brenda - have a good day!

I auditioned for Aqua Zumba instructor last night at the Aquatic Center I've been subbing at. I felt like I did really well but the pool manager mentioned some mistakes so we'll see. She said she would email me in the next day or two with their decision. I can really take it or leave it. It is a 1 hour drive each way to teach a 1 hour class, and I only offered because the normal instructor needs a maternity leave and they've had trouble finding someone to cover her.
Anyway, I had a pretty good day yesterday:
Points = 6
Steps = 11,877
Water = 136 oz
Tracked = y
Exercised = y taught 1 regular Zumba Fitness class with toning
Sodium = 1435
Fiber = 31.4
Snacking = n

Have a great day everyone!
Megan - Aka Jedimom2
Take Shape For Life Health Coach
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Licensed Zumba Fitness® Instuctor (Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Sentao).
Certified R.I.P.P.E.D Instructor
Licensed Pound Pro Instructor
Licensed SilverSneaker Classic Instructor
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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 11:05
FOURTH WEEK FINISHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!Rolling Eyes

Sandra 2.24% and 3.0lbs

Kat 1.90 and 3.0

Becky 1.45 and 2.7

Susan 1.22 and 2.5

Sheri .99 and 1.7

Way to finish the week ladies!! It,s not how u start it,s how u finish and challenge winner will be total % for 2 months.Laughing
I want to be a free spirit in a grown up life!
Kat Files

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 11:43
It's October 1st is that possible??


Congratulations to all losers...can't believe I finished 2nd! Since today is the 1st I decided that it was a good time to recommit & start over since I did not have a good September. Dang it, I'm not used to these new glasses yet...

Becky & Brenda-have fun with each other

Sherry-enjoy trip

Pam-hope the dog's ok

Denise-feel better

Danielle-I'm in for Fitness Blender, with modifications

Megan-I just KNOW you did fine on the AquaZumba test.

Laurie-I'm starting over too; let's do this together.

Where's my coffee?

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 12:54
Afternoon Sassies,

Points for Mon:6
Steps for Mon: 10,025

Got in a great workout and had 8K steps before noon today so will get close to 15K or more steps in after Zumba tonight.
Everyday above ground is a great day remember that--Pitbull from the song Time of my Life.
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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 13:00
Steps ~ 12,898
Pts ~ 5
Travelling has begun. East tn for a few days then on to home state. See you soon Brenda!
Becky Smile

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who stengthens me."

"First we form habits; then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you." ~ Robert Gilbert

Destruction takes away what's true and pure; and only leaves pretend....

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 17:59
The top steppers are:

Sheri - 90,159
Sarah - 83,144
Megan - 80,178
Becky - 56,278
Laurie - 53,864

Top point earners:

Sarah and Kat - 42
Sherry - 39
Megan - 38
Danielle and Michele - 35

I had to finish this without some people's info. If you want your steps and points to be included, you have to post them. I can only go by what I have.

Congrats to the winners of week 4!!
Strive for progress...not perfection!

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 18:14
Sherry you do a great job, it's truly about life and not what place we come I. With steps but we appreciate all you do..

Laurie, me too day one yesterday, but know I'll be off for the weekend...

Denise, thanks I got 2 - 3 inches cut off feels much better .. Now to get used to

This is not a diet, it is about a life journey, I am committed and I will succeed!

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 18:19
Congrats Everyone on your accomplishments!! Keep going & stay positive!!

Points for me yesterday (sorry...I weigh-in & check my completed mini-challenges daily. Sorry I haven't posted on here, but I will. Smile

Points for me: 4

Have a fab day!
Smile Deb

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 18:40
Embarassed Embarassed Sorry everyone. I was feeling a little frustrated. I have decided not to worry about it. If it isn't posted, It will not be counted. Everyone is accountable for themselves.

Don't know why I got so flustered about it. Rolling Eyes I guess with work and the trip I was feeling a little overwhelmed. Please forgive me for my snappiness. LOLSmile
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Kat Files

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 19:22
Evening Sassies! I am 1 tired sista right now...those 7 cartons (175 childrens boardbooks) really took it out of me & I still have to go to PT when all I want to do is sleep...& taking a muscle relaxer this afternoon isn't helping me stay awake!! Still on call for jury duty & praying I don't have to go...just NOT comfortable sitting for more than 30 minutes. Congrats to all the steppers & pointers.
4 walks in today.

Sherry-don't worry about it, you are doing a great job. If people don't post their totals, that's on them.

Gotta go,

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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 19:52
Sherry I have been a slacker this last week...I'm glad you decided not to worry Smile I think you are great for doing what you do. I know I would forget, lol.

If I don't post, that's my fault.

Feeling a little blah today. I have some pain in my ab and had an ultrasound. OMG, I cried I had to pee so bad, lol. Ya know how they make you drink a ton of water....50oz for me.... Embarrassing!! Still waiting to see what is up.


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Posted: 01 Oct 2013, 20:02
Sherry yes I agree, I never chased because then it is work and not fun anymore....We appreciate you tracking TY TY TY TY TY
your not snappy YOU ARE SASSY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

took great niece out to usa for a little shopping and errands. I was at my xray appt and was leaving and my niece pulled in with her 2 kids , youngest had an appt but she had to bring daughter as she would not be done in time for school getting out. So Ali did not look happy to have to wait so I said jump in honey we will go on a date. It was fun......

I bought a steam vac for floors I have heard from people who have them and I wanted to see if they really work, as i thought my floors were pretty clean till I used the $49.99 shark from the usa wally world....woooooooooowwwwwwwwww ouch the dirt that is on the pad is embarrassing....... Smile my friend told me that would happen I thought haaaa ya right.

got well over 15 ths steps ....very happy with todays events....

sleep well Smile
Denise Smile

Today I will take it 1 minute at a time !