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  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,884Member Member Posts: 1,884Member Member
    Challenge #1- Sleep


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    12/28 – 4 hours 41 minutes of sleep
    12/29 - 3 hours 47 minutes of sleep
    12/30- 3 hours 38 minutes of sleep (yikes, my eating window keeps increasing!)
    12/31- 4 hours 06 minutes of sleep
    01/01 - 01/02-
    01/03 -


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    Challenge #2 - Water




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    12/28 – 40 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/29 – 48 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/30 - 32 oz water, 30 oz of other fluids (family Christmas dinner today, away from home)
    12/31 - 40 oz water, 40 oz of other fluids (Hey, it’s New Years Eve!)
    01/01 -
    01/02 -
    01/03 -



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    Challenge #3 - Breathing




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    12/28 – 10 minutes of deliberate practiced nose breathing along with some meditation.
    12/29- 10 minutes of practicing nose breathing during meditation & reflection.
    12/30- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    12/31- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    01/01-
    01/02-
    01/03-


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    Challenge #4 - Cardio

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    12/28 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing.
    12/29 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing with my new Amazon Echo. I will be creating a thoughtful playlist when I get time to make it even easier!
    12/30 - 15 minutes of aerobic dancing squeezed in before the Christmas feast.
    12/31 - 20 minutes of aerobic dancing with my Amazon Echo hooked into my Prime.
    01/01 -
    01/02 -
    01/03 -

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    Challenge #5- Strength Training

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    12/28 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/29 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/30 - 05 minutes of arm weights squeezed in before going to family’s house for Feast.
    12/31 - 10 minutes of arm weights.
    01/01 -
    01/02 -
    01/03 -
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,884Member Member Posts: 1,884Member Member
    My name is Donna

    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 178.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 153.6

    November 20, 2018 ~ 178.6
    11/27 – 180.4 And a Happy Thanksgiving it was. But not such a healthy one. I celebrated all week and held or attended more than one dinner. Now, it’s back to the business of a newer and better version of me!

    December 4 178.6 Exactly back to where I started which is a good thing. Now, to get this ball rolling!
    12/11 180.4 Disappointed in my weight. Weighed very early due to long trip to University Hospital I am going to today. I will be gone 2 days. More restaurants and long car drives. I’m going to do my very best.
    12/18 180.4 No change which I suppose is good during this month of festivities, out of town trips and food temptations. Lets remember to enjoy and appreciate the season, not just work, work, work. I am going to try to keep eating clean (at least while I am at home), get in my cardio and keep my Hallmark channel going 24/7.
    12/25 183.2
    January 1, 2019 185.5 Ground Zero.
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,481Member Member Posts: 4,481Member Member
    November
    11/20 ~ 155.4 🦃🍁🍂 Avg: 156.7
    11/26 155.6 Avg: 155.4

    November Avg Wt: 156.6

    December
    12/4 155 Avg 155.6
    12/11 155.4 Avg: 155.8
    12/18 153.6 Avg Wt for week: 154.9
    12/25 🎄154.2 Avg Wt for week: 154.3

    December Avg Wt: 154.8. -1.8lbs

    January
    1/1 🎉 155 Avg for week: 154.06
    1/8
    1/15 👨🏾‍🎓
    1/22
    1/29

    February
    2/5
    2/12

    2/19
    2/26

    March
    3/5
    3/12
    🍀
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~🌸
  • eminatereminater Posts: 1,799Member Member Posts: 1,799Member Member
    My name is Alli
    Challenge Starting Weight 206.6lbs
    Challenge Goal Weight 189.8 lbs

    I will weigh in on Wednesdays

    January 1, 2019 206.6 lbs
    2/1 - 206.0 lbs
    9/1
    16/1
    23/1
    30/1
    February 6
    13/2
    20/2
    27/2
    March 6
    13/3
    20/3
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,884Member Member Posts: 1,884Member Member
    Challenge #1- Sleep


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    12/28 – 4 hours 41 minutes of sleep
    12/29 - 3 hours 47 minutes of sleep
    12/30- 3 hours 38 minutes of sleep (yikes, my eating window keeps increasing!)
    12/31- 4 hours 06 minutes of sleep
    01/01 - 6 hours 0 minutes of sleep- A very rare occurance to sleep this long!
    01/03 -


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    Challenge #2 - Water




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    12/28 – 40 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/29 – 48 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/30 - 32 oz water, 30 oz of other fluids (family Christmas dinner today, away from home)
    12/31 - 40 oz water, 40 oz of other fluids (Hey, it’s New Years Eve!)
    01/01 - 48 oz water, 32 oz of other fluids
    01/02 -
    01/03 -



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    Challenge #3 - Breathing




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    12/28 – 10 minutes of deliberate practiced nose breathing along with some meditation.
    12/29- 10 minutes of practicing nose breathing during meditation & reflection.
    12/30- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    12/31- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    01/01- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed. Also practiced throughout the day when thought of.
    01/02-
    01/03-


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    Challenge #4 - Cardio

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    12/28 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing.
    12/29 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing with my new Amazon Echo. I will be creating a thoughtful playlist when I get time to make it even easier!
    12/30 - 15 minutes of aerobic dancing squeezed in before the Christmas feast.
    12/31 - 20 minutes of aerobic dancing with my Amazon Echo hooked into my Prime.
    01/01 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing with my Echo dot.
    01/02 -
    01/03 -

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    Challenge #5- Strength Training

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    12/28 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/29 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/30 - 05 minutes of arm weights squeezed in before going to family’s house for Feast.
    12/31 - 10 minutes of arm weights.
    01/01 - 15 minutes of arm weights putting various arm muscles in use. (Very needed for my bat wings!)
    01/02 -
    01/03 -
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,398Member Member Posts: 2,398Member Member
    New Challenge will be posted tonight.

    Welcome! @AJB1014 and @eminater
    edited January 3
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,398Member Member Posts: 2,398Member Member
    My name is Tish
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 177.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~167 - 1/2 pound per week
    November 20, 2018 ~ 177.2 - 42 lbs left to reach my ultimate goal. It was 40 lbs on Nov. 9th when 175 appeared, then was rudely replaced by 177. Lol. This number loves me.
    11/27 ~ 178.8 - Been doing everything I should not the last 5 days; eating late in the day (8pm) eating bread, no electrolytes. One last croissant beckoning me today😊 and hopefully
    it's over.
    11/30 - 178.2 - Lol. Looks like I lost weight. Not. I prefer Wednesday's weight, 174.8😅 but obviously not that much since I ate pretzels last night. Keto carb havoc!
    December 4 - 😒 178.8 - That's rough , but better than yesterday. I think I should post daily weights for December.
    12/11 - 176.6 - Forgot it was weigh in day. By no means was this a linear loss. I was December 4 weight again yesterday!
    12/14 - 175.4 - Gotta post my own good report. I almost don't believe it. I was this weight once or twice during my traverse up and down the 170's since September! Praying it continues downward. I'm more than ready to be OUT of this decade! Doing EVERY THING RIGHT.
    12/18 - 176.2 - My mac and cheese😁
    12/25 - 174.8 - Eating carbs, up and down a smaller range of weights this past week.
    12/31 - 175.8
    January 1, 2019 - 178 😦

    1/3 - 175.8 - Knee is behaving somewhat better and I exercised for the first time in a week yesterday. Found a few different rehab exercises online for knee and shoulders. I will include them in my strength and stretch workouts.
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
    edited January 3
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,884Member Member Posts: 1,884Member Member
    Challenge #1- Sleep


    iokr2txfo5ic.png


    12/28 – 4 hours 41 minutes of sleep
    12/29 - 3 hours 47 minutes of sleep
    12/30- 3 hours 38 minutes of sleep (yikes, my eating window keeps increasing!)
    12/31- 4 hours 06 minutes of sleep
    01/01 - 6 hours 0 minutes of sleep- A very rare occurance to sleep this long!
    01/02- 6 hours 29 minutes of sleep-Unbelievable! Exhausted from the holidays I guess!
    01/03–


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    Challenge #2 - Water




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    12/28 – 40 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/29 – 48 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/30 - 32 oz water, 30 oz of other fluids (family Christmas dinner today, away from home)
    12/31 - 40 oz water, 40 oz of other fluids (Hey, it’s New Years Eve!)
    01/01 - 48 oz water, 32 oz of other fluids
    01/02 - 36 oz water, 40 oz of other fluids
    01/03 -



    ***************************************************



    Challenge #3 - Breathing




    woman-deep-breath-260nw-286754801.jpg

    12/28 – 10 minutes of deliberate practiced nose breathing along with some meditation.
    12/29- 10 minutes of practicing nose breathing during meditation & reflection.
    12/30- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    12/31- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    01/01- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed. Also practiced throughout the day when thought of.
    01/02- 15 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed. Another 30 minutes during a TV program at night in bed. Total was 45 deliberate minutes.
    01/03-


    ***************************************************************

    Challenge #4 - Cardio

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    12/28 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing.
    12/29 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing with my new Amazon Echo. I will be creating a thoughtful playlist when I get time to make it even easier!
    12/30 - 15 minutes of aerobic dancing squeezed in before the Christmas feast.
    12/31 - 20 minutes of aerobic dancing with my Amazon Echo hooked into my Prime.
    01/01 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing with my Echo dot.
    01/02 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing. Yay, my disabled (Autistic) son joined me. We are going to start creating a playlist on the Echo Dot that we can both live with. I don’t know that he will dance as often as I do, but I will gently encourage him daily and try to keep it interesting for him. He needs to lose more weight than me so this is important and I am thrilled!
    01/03 -

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    Challenge #5- Strength Training

    dhugcs4zef3m.png

    12/28 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/29 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/30 - 05 minutes of arm weights squeezed in before going to family’s house for Feast.
    12/31 - 10 minutes of arm weights.
    01/01 - 15 minutes of arm weights putting various arm muscles in use. (Very needed for my bat wings!)
    01/02 - 15 minutes of arm weights. Slowly I will encourage my son to do this as well, but for now I don’t want to push too hard. He still gives up rather easily, but took the dancing like a champ!
    01/03 -





  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,398Member Member Posts: 2,398Member Member
    *****CHALLENGES*****

    **Each challenge will be for 7 days**
    **Each challenge will help us establish and reinforce good healthy habits**
    **Take your measurements on day 1 of the first challenge. No need to post them. They are for body measurement comparisons throughout and at the end of the challenge. January 20, 2019 and March 17, 2019 - We should notice some significant changes.

    🍓🍗🍐🐟🍆🍤🍎🍓🍗🍐🐟🍆🍤🍎🍓🍗🍐🐟🍆🍤🍎
    Challenge #6 ~ Healthy Recipe Finds 
    January 4 through January 10


    HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR! Looking for new interesting recipes to try this Winter? Low Fat, Low Carb, Keto, Vegetarian, High Protein, Whole 30, Vegan, Paleo. Whatever plan you're on,  it's nice to have a few fresh recipes to draw from. Find something new and share. Trying it? Let us know if it's worth making. Made a few changes to a recipe? Tell us what you did. Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners. All share worthy!

    Just a few Recipe Website Links:

    Allrecipes~ All time favorite!
    Eating Well Magazine Latest Recipes. * A lot to look at here.
    Vegetarian Times
    Savory Tooth ~ Low Carb Recipes
    Paleo Diet Recipes
    Whole 30 Slow Cooker Dinners
    Keto Soup Recipes
    Let's Whittle Our Middles!

  • Tracie_LordTracie_Lord Posts: 1,634Member Member Posts: 1,634Member Member
    Hey My name is Tracie, I'm 38 from UK

    I started my journey in Oct 2017 - my weigh in day is Friday

    SW 298.50
    CW 204.25
    GW 170.00

    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 204.25
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 170.00

    Nov 30 - 204.25
    Dec 07 - 205.75
    Dec 14 - 208.00
    Dec 21 - 205.50
    Dec 28 - 213.00
    Jan 04 - 213.75 XMAS IS OVER ITS TIME TO GET SERIOUS
    Jan 11
    Jan 18
    Jan 25
    Feb 01
    Feb 08
    Feb 15
    Feb 22
    Mar 01
    Mar 08
    Mar 15
    Mar 22
    Mar 29
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,398Member Member Posts: 2,398Member Member
    @Tracie_Lord, Welcome to the challenge!
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Posts: 1,261Member Member Posts: 1,261Member Member
    *****CHALLENGES*****

    **Each challenge will be for 7 days**
    **Each challenge will help us establish and reinforce good healthy habits**
    **Take your measurements on day 1 of the first challenge. No need to post them. They are for body measurement comparisons throughout and at the end of the challenge. January 20, 2019 and March 17, 2019 - We should notice some significant changes.

    🍓🍗🍐🐟🍆🍤🍎🍓🍗🍐🐟🍆🍤🍎🍓🍗🍐🐟🍆🍤🍎
    Challenge #6 ~ Healthy Recipe Finds 
    January 4 through January 10


    HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR! Looking for new interesting recipes to try this Winter? Low Fat, Low Carb, Keto, Vegetarian, High Protein, Whole 30, Vegan, Paleo. Whatever plan you're on,  it's nice to have a few fresh recipes to draw from. Find something new and share. Trying it? Let us know if it's worth making. Made a few changes to a recipe? Tell us what you did. Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners. All share worthy!

    Just a few Recipe Website Links:

    Allrecipes~ All time favorite!
    Eating Well Magazine Latest Recipes. * A lot to look at here.
    Vegetarian Times
    Savory Tooth ~ Low Carb Recipes
    Paleo Diet Recipes
    Whole 30 Slow Cooker Dinners
    Keto Soup Recipes
    Let's Whittle Our Middles!

    https://www.maebells.com/slow-cooker-white-bean-chicken-chili-verde/

    Made this for a second time for lunches this week. ITS SO GOOD AND SO EASY. Dairy free! Not exactly low carb with all the beans but the macros are not terrible for moderate carb folks. Leave the beans out and add the chicken stock and I bet it would be a delicious soup.

    A few changes I made were;
    • No jalepenos
    • Whole jar of this salsa https://www.herdeztraditions.com/products/traditional-salsa/herdez-guacamole-salsa-medium/ instead of the 1 cup salsa verde
    • I used a bag of frozen peppers and onions to make it completely zero prep, just openening cans and bags :D
    • NO CHICKEN STOCK - I prefer it as a thick chili rather than a soup
    • I've cooked it on low for 6 hours and shredded the chicken and put back in for another 2. I've also cooked on high for 3 hours and shredded chicken and put back in for last hour. Both methods worked well.
  • AJB1014AJB1014 Posts: 1,261Member Member Posts: 1,261Member Member
    Stats: 29yo/F/5'5"
    OSW: 4/19: 212.6
    CSW 12/28: 174.6
    CGW #1: 1/7/19: 170* I made this goal months ago and although it appears I might be a bit late to achieve it, I want to keep the goal as planned for accountability
    CGW #2: 3/22/19: 160
    UGW: 4/19/19: 150* same as above note

    12/28 - 174.6 - holiday gain is coming down a bit
    1/4 - 176.4 - Aaaaaand holiday gain is back. That's okay, finding my balance yet again!
  • eatingfoodleseatingfoodles Posts: 172Member Member Posts: 172Member Member
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 178
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 155

    11/27~ 178 (Somehow I dropped 6lbs in two weeks. No idea how that happened!)
    December 4~ 176.6 (So annoyed. Definitely should be lower. I’ve been so good about my calories :s)
    12/11~ 172.8 (HECK YEAH BOIS)
    12/18~ 170.6 (Only mad because I weighed in .4lbs lower the last two days, but also I have the world's most obnoxious cold right now so maybe that's part of it I DUNNO)
    12/26~ 169.0 (A day late and SO WORTH IT. Had a great Christmas and I'm pretty happy with today's weigh in!)
    January 2, 2019~ 169.0 (A day late again. I also forgot to post this, and now I'm actually up .4 from this. 2019 starting out rough.)
    1/8~
    1/15~
    1/22~
    1/29~
    February 5~
    2/12~
    2/19~
    2/26~
    March 5~
    3/12~
    3/19~
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,398Member Member Posts: 2,398Member Member
    I need a soup recipe ASAP before I make some minestrone! I really want some minestrone. I think I may have to bite the carbohydrate bullet. Lol. There was a recipe on Savory Tooth that I wanted to try. Gotta find it. @AJB1014, The chicken chili verde recipe sounds good.
  • jenn990205jenn990205 Posts: 1,024Member Member Posts: 1,024Member Member
    My name is Jenn I have 5 kids (1st one just left for college this year and another one that will be leaving next year). I am 39 and married to an amazing man. I work full time and have very little time to work out. Hopefully once the younger kids 10 and 13 get a little older, I will have more time. Right now I focus on eating right and maybe two to three times a week getting 45 minutes or so of cardio.

    Beginning Weight ~ 175-178
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 155.3
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 135
    My weigh in days will be Friday (these are usually my lowest weights, lol)


    November 20, 2018 ~ 155.3
    11/23 ~ 157.8 day after Thanksgiving uugggh
    11/30 ~ 153.8 that looks better
    December 7 ~ 152.3 I thought this week I would have been lower. Did really well. Not a drop of alcohol, clean eating, lots of water, and everything. I just don't think my body can lose 2 pounds a week no matter what. I am getting closer to my goal weight, so maybe that's why to. I am proud that I stuck to my plan this week and am down 1.5 pounds, so I'll take it!
    12/14 ~ 151.1 Going in the right direction for sure. Hopefully we can keep this pattern going!
    12/21 152.8 And I am back up again,lol. I'm holding on for dear life for December. I am still down 1 pound this month and that maybe all I get.
    12/28 ~152.3 Going back down. Had a lot to lose after Christmas though. One more holiday weekend and we are back on track. Happy New Year everyone!
    January 4, 2019 ~ 153.3 Holidays are over and my time off from work is done. So at least I maintained within a couple of pounds, but it is now time to get in the 140's. I have 5 weeks till vacation and that same weekend my second oldest turns 18. So my goal is 145!
    1/11
    1/18
    1/25
    February 1
    2/8
    2/15 Vacation - So want to be well established in the 140's decade and be below 145!
    2/22
    March 1
    3/8
    3/15
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,398Member Member Posts: 2,398Member Member
    My name is Tish
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 177.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~167 - 1/2 pound per week
    November 20, 2018 ~ 177.2 - 42 lbs left to reach my ultimate goal. It was 40 lbs on Nov. 9th when 175 appeared, then was rudely replaced by 177. Lol. This number loves me.
    11/27 ~ 178.8 - Been doing everything I should not the last 5 days; eating late in the day (8pm) eating bread, no electrolytes. One last croissant beckoning me today😊 and hopefully
    it's over.
    11/30 - 178.2 - Lol. Looks like I lost weight. Not. I prefer Wednesday's weight, 174.8😅 but obviously not that much since I ate pretzels last night. Keto carb havoc!
    December 4 - 😒 178.8 - That's rough , but better than yesterday. I think I should post daily weights for December.
    12/11 - 176.6 - Forgot it was weigh in day. By no means was this a linear loss. I was December 4 weight again yesterday!
    12/14 - 175.4 - Gotta post my own good report. I almost don't believe it. I was this weight once or twice during my traverse up and down the 170's since September! Praying it continues downward. I'm more than ready to be OUT of this decade! Doing EVERY THING RIGHT.
    12/18 - 176.2 - My mac and cheese😁
    12/25 - 174.8 - Eating carbs, up and down a smaller range of weights this past week.
    12/31 - 175.8
    January 1, 2019 - 178 😦
    1/3 - 175.8 - Knee is behaving somewhat better and I exercised for the first time in a week yesterday. Found a few different rehab exercises online for knee and shoulders. I will include them in my strength and stretch workouts.
    1/4 - 177.6 - Weight is up from late day start for everything, exercise, eating, bedtime. Not feeling my best yesterday or today for that matter. Got a nice workout in yesterday, not up to my standards, lol, but my standards are going to have to be altered until I can gain my muscle strength back.
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)

    edited January 4
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,884Member Member Posts: 1,884Member Member
    Challenge #1- Sleep


    iokr2txfo5ic.png


    12/28 – 4 hours 41 minutes of sleep
    12/29 - 3 hours 47 minutes of sleep
    12/30- 3 hours 38 minutes of sleep (yikes, my eating window keeps increasing!)
    12/31- 4 hours 06 minutes of sleep
    01/01 - 6 hours 0 minutes of sleep- A very rare occurance to sleep this long!
    01/02- 6 hours 29 minutes of sleep-Unbelievable! Exhausted from the holidays I guess!
    01/03– 5 hours 13 minutes of sleep-I have to wonder if the cardio & weight training is help me in this area! Amazing improvements!


    ***************************************************


    Challenge #2 - Water




    7btmz2frhnui.png

    12/28 – 40 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/29 – 48 oz water. 24 oz of other fluids
    12/30 - 32 oz water, 30 oz of other fluids (family Christmas dinner today, away from home)
    12/31 - 40 oz water, 40 oz of other fluids (Hey, it’s New Years Eve!)
    01/01 - 48 oz water, 32 oz of other fluids
    01/02 - 36 oz water, 40 oz of other fluids
    01/03 - 48 oz water, 32 oz of other fluids



    ***************************************************



    Challenge #3 - Breathing




    woman-deep-breath-260nw-286754801.jpg

    12/28 – 10 minutes of deliberate practiced nose breathing along with some meditation.
    12/29- 10 minutes of practicing nose breathing during meditation & reflection.
    12/30- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    12/31- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed.
    01/01- 10 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed. Also practiced throughout the day when thought of.
    01/02- 15 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed. Another 30 minutes during a TV program at night in bed. Total was 45 deliberate minutes.
    01/03- 20 minutes of practiced nose breathing before bed. Also intermittent times throughout the day.


    ***************************************************************

    Challenge #4 - Cardio

    pexels-photo-270968.jpeg?auto=compress&cs=tinysrgb&dpr=1&w=500


    12/28 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing.
    12/29 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing with my new Amazon Echo. I will be creating a thoughtful playlist when I get time to make it even easier!
    12/30 - 15 minutes of aerobic dancing squeezed in before the Christmas feast.
    12/31 - 20 minutes of aerobic dancing with my Amazon Echo hooked into my Prime.
    01/01 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing with my Echo dot.
    01/02 - 30 minutes of aerobic dancing. Yay, my disabled (Autistic) son joined me. We are going to start creating a playlist on the Echo Dot that we can both live with. I don’t know that he will dance as often as I do, but I will gently encourage him daily and try to keep it interesting for him. He needs to lose more weight than me so this is important and I am thrilled!
    01/03 -30 minutes of aerobic dancing.

    ************************************************************



    Challenge #5- Strength Training

    dhugcs4zef3m.png

    12/28 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/29 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
    12/30 - 05 minutes of arm weights squeezed in before going to family’s house for Feast.
    12/31 - 10 minutes of arm weights.
    01/01 - 15 minutes of arm weights putting various arm muscles in use. (Very needed for my bat wings!)
    01/02 - 15 minutes of arm weights. Slowly I will encourage my son to do this as well, but for now I don’t want to push too hard. He still gives up rather easily, but took the dancing like a champ!
    01/03 - 15 minutes of arm weights.
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,884Member Member Posts: 1,884Member Member
    January 4th

    I want to try this recipe since it does not use the eggplant or the zucchini that can make it "soggy" if not done just right. I found it on the website peaceloveandlowcarb.com She claims it remains one of her most popular recipes after 6 years of sharing many recipes. This is perfect for low carb or keto. The serving is actually 1/4 of the 9x13 pan! So that is a huge portion for just 9.5 carbs. Tomorrow I will post the 90 second keto bread which would be a nice addition to make garlic bread with this lasagna. With it, I could probably cut down the portion size of the lasagna. I will try this recipe soon. If anyone else does before me, please let me know how it turned out.


    INGREDIENTS
    FOR THE “NOODLES”:
    2 large eggs
    4 oz cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
    1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp onion powder
    FOR THE FILLING:
    1 lb ground beef
    1 1/2 cups Three Cheese Marinara Sauce, divided (get the recipe here)
    3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
    6 tbsp whole milk ricotta cheese
    1 tbsp minced onion flakes (I use this brand)
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp dried basil
    1 tsp Italian seasoning
    INSTRUCTIONS
    FOR THE “NOODLES”:

    This part will take the longest, so feel free to make the “noodles” the night before and just leave them in the fridge until you are ready for them.
    Preheat oven to 375° Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper
    In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together cream cheese and eggs.
    Next, add Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
    Using a rubber spatula, fold in mozzarella cheese and mix until well incorporated.
    Spread the mixture into the baking dish, forming a nice even layer.
    Bake on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes.
    When the “noodles” are done baking, cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes and then cut into thirds. This makes three perfectly sized “noodle” layers for an 8.5 X 4.5 X 2.5 loaf pan.
    FOR THE FILLING:
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine ground beef, minced onion, oregano, garlic powder, dried basil and a pinch of salt. Cook until the meat is browned.
    Drain excess fat from pan and add ¾ cup marinara sauce to meat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
    PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
    Pour ¼ cup marinara sauce into bottom of loaf pan. Top with the first “noodle” layer
    Layer a third of the ground beef mixture. Top with ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and 3 tbsp ricotta cheese, and cover with another “noodle” layer. Repeat these steps.
    Cover the top “noodle” layer with remaining ground beef, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over top. Bake for 20 minutes.
    NOTES
    Per Serving – Calories: 486 | Fat: 34g | Protein: 57g | Net Carbs: 9.5g
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,398Member Member Posts: 2,398Member Member
    @deepwoodslady, Love that your sleep time has increased! Your exercise probably is helping. I always sleep better when I exercise. You've made great improvemets in all areas! I'm glad to read that your son has joined you in dancing. I hope he continues.
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