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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 08:04
Happy Thursday,

Karen hello and yes smile with all your have accomplished great job. Keep shaking it ....

Today as I sit , the sun is shinning in thru the window on me, it is beautiful....... temp outside thought is -23 brrrrrrrrrr...

drose yes my arms still feel it today, so will make sure to get my arm toning in more often. I was slacking in that dept for sure.

Laurie / Pam today is what ? catch up cardio?
in case it is, I will tone the arms with a heavier weight than normal to push myself out of my comfort zone.

goals today
arm toning
2.7 miles
twisting (just like the song twist & shout)

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 09:00
Morning teamies,

It,s Thursday catch up cardio time to rack up some mileage for your 10 mile goal.

Denise, U might want to wait on that arm workout cuz we have arms tomm and u can bring out the guns then. I couldn,t figure out your message.
I see u forwarded Karen,s.

Good time to catch up on roll call too so far:

Donna MICH
Denise Canada
Anne AZ
Pam TX
Sherry AL
Kat Hollywood
Cathy GA
Renee Canada
Sara-beth Uk>SAfrica
Laurie ID
Karen Ohio

C,mon challengees,roll call who else is out there?!?!

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 10:13
Laurie ,
good morning, good idea , arms can be tomorrow, today will stretch and yoga , and more tm later, no call in so might as well... Gosh January's are both sweet,as I am off alot, but yuck cause no pay. oh well cannot have it both ways..... Smile

glad you found us. Smile

yeh I was able to get 2.7 miles on tm in 52 mins almost my best.

later off to chores Smile
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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 10:16
Good morning.

I managed to get in 4 miles yesterday. Yippee!! I got 1/4 mile dancing to footloose. What fun it was. Getting ready to check out and go to ship.

Strive for progress...not perfection!

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 10:27
Moving forward for Karen Smile


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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 06:18

Hey all, i'm still trying to figure out how to manuever on Fat Secret, but this is Karen from Cleveland, Ohio, 45, down to 214 and darn proud!!! Started this journey at 276 so mama is rockin and rolling!!! Stay positive, start each day a new and take it one day at a time. The huge difference in getting my weight off has been eating clean!

"Define your limits. Don't let your limits define you. Believe you are limitless, and you will be." Anonymous
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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 14:34
Afternoon all!

Is today really a rest day? I think I really need it, I'm soooo sore. Did an arm workout at the gym yesterday and oh my, I can barely lift them today.
I have 6 miles in already between running and the stationary bike. Should get in another 1.5 mile run tomorrow. Its a balmy 2C where I'm at now - hopefully the sun will come out later and I'll venture out for a walk.

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 16:26
Hope all had a great day!

Mine started off awesome, well on track with f/v and did 5.1 miles on stationary bike in 32 min. Then I rushed off to the eye doc to get bifocals (yuck).

Turns out it looks like I have glaucoma. I'm only 46!!!! What the heck???

So, I made an old comfort food (especially since we are due to have 1-4" of snow here in GA) - Seafood Chowder with garlic toast. But I tried to improve it. I used a base of healthy choice new england clam chowder that was lower in fat and lower in sodium. I upped the seafood to really get the protein. I did put the cream cheese in (which is what makes it so rich). And I had one piece of whole wheat garlic toast. Limited the amount of soup. So, I feel a bit bad about go so far of my food plan for the day, but glad that I kept it under control.

I've always been a stress eater. This is going to be my biggest challenge.

F/V - 6
miles - 5.1
step ups that didn't get done yesterday - 50 per leg

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 16:46
Chin up, explore the diagnosis,google some safe info on it, ask a million questions........ but don't drown it in food, because then you will have other bad diagnosis' relating to heart,
so take a walk, do a dance, walk in place whatever, but no not food
gorging, it only feels good for amoment....... we are here for you.
if you are going to have some comfy food, measure your portion......

ok treadmill 79 mins in and grapes for dessert.
hot bubble bath before bed in lavender epsom salts. ummmm relaxing
with a cd of relaxation breathing .....

chicken breast
4 perogies with ff sr cream
green tea

later gators
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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 18:13
Hello All -

Trainer called in sick.. LOL
So going to do a Zumba tape or Jillian - will see what my mood in in about15 minutes..

F/V - Yes Siree - all done for today - but still doing some broiled zuccini with dinner..

Breakfast - Kashi Go Lean, with Blueberries and Almond Milk
Snack - Strawberries and Cuke's
Lunch - Egg Beaters, Chicken, Onion, Yellow and Orange Peppers, Bean Sprout, Mushroom Omlet & an a Orange
Snack - Yogurt and Pear & Cantelope
Dinner - Chicken/Apple Sausage, Zuccini broiled and beans.

Off to finish everything..

Denise - Love perogies... Yummy
This is not a diet, it is about a life journey, I am committed and I will succeed!

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 18:25
Good evening everyone,

Hi Karen!!! Glad you found us. How is everything?

It has been hectic today since boss is leaving to go out of town this weekend.

Food has been good so far today calorie wise and I have tried to control the salt a little better with the exception of that San Antonio Sushi roll I had for lunch. I have already had six servings of fruit today but am still planning on adding a healthy salad with my southwest ancho oven "fried" chicken tonight.

Exercise this week has been the last thing on my mind and that has to change. With dinner started I forced myself to go for a one mile walk on the treadmill. First time making it in 21 minutes!!! Proud of myself. Very Happy I know we all need to work at our own pace and I happy with the progress I have made since this time last year.

Well need to go check on the food in the oven. Chat with you all later!


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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 19:11
I dont plan on doing any exercise today. My back is still hurting. Strained feeling. Maybe I should stretch, but when I start to it spasms Sad

I still have 30% of my calories left. I'll probably snack on some broccoli slaw I made with greek yogurt and drink some tea.

Hope to get going good tomorrow.

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 22:29
Evening teamies,

Anne, Ice your back that doesnt sound good. Don,t mess around with that. Be really careful, backs in pain are no fun.

Renee, yes you can take a rest day if u need it. We want everyone healthy and around for the whole challenge. Listen to your body. U can take a rest day whenever u need it. 10 miles is completed on your time schedule.

Donna, I use that chicken apple sausage I love it.

For dinner I had tilapia, cauliflower, gr beans broccoli and parmesan.

Walking 2.5

Nite all, Laurie
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