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  • Yay! Congratulations everyone :drinker: I'm so excited that the Sharks did so well :love: Sheri, thank you SO MUCH for creating such a wonderful challenge for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I can't wait for the next one. I hope that a group of us can keep in touch until the next challenge starts! I love my MFP…
  • Oh yeah - I had 83 points for week 12. Are we counting points this week?
  • Today's weight: 144. I'm up a little, but I 'm really not surprised! :blushing: Friday morning workout: Yoga 60 minutes Calories: 163 Stretching: 5 minutes Reps: 200 100 cardio (jumping jacks) 50 Lower body (squats with 10 lb. hand weights) 50 core (crunches) Posted measurements, but I might have done the chest area wrong.…
  • My stretching goal was to get my knees closer to the floor in butterfly position, and I HAVE gotten them closer to the floor! I have occasional bursitis, which is hip pain due to inflammation, and the bursitis is not bothering me as much as it used to. :smile: I can attribute the improvement to the new habit of stretching…
  • Here are my results so far this week: SUNDAY: rest day MONDAY: Workout: Stationary bike 60 min, Circuit training 20 min. Calories: 625 TUESDAY: rest day WEDNESDAY: Workout: Elliptical 20 min, Stationary bike 20 min. Calories: 345 Stretching: 6 min. I posted an inspirational quote today too. :wink: Happy New Year to all!
  • Great job everyone! I am SO excited to have made it to the final week too. I would like to thank Sheri for such an awesome challenge. Thanks also to Pam for telling me about this challenge when I met her in September! This has been so much fun for me, and I am in better shape than I have been in a long time. My eating…
  • SATURDAY: Workout: 75 minutes yoga class (with a friend! - I finally got in my workout with someone else!) Calories: 202 I was down .1 when I weighed in today - so happy for even the tiniest of losses! Have a great day everyone!
  • Week 12 weight: 142.7. Down just a bit! Happy :bigsmile:
  • Hey Sharks! Ali, I am SO glad that you are home, and that your family got to enjoy Christmas together without missing out on any fun! Take care of yourself, and stay away from those evil mosquitoes!! :flowerforyou: Here are my results for Thursday and Friday: THURSDAY: Workout: 120 minutes (walking, circuit training,…
  • Yay Pam! I did well at Christmas dinner and did not stuff myself, so I don't have to do MORE sit ups. I even did the day 25 ab/squat challenge AFTER dinner, which proves that I did not overeat :smile: I'm so glad that Sheri encouraged us to make those willpower promises on the main page! :love: WEDNESDAY: Ab/Squat…
  • Well, the Christmas feast has ended and it feels good to not be stuffed to the gills! I was even able to complete day 25 of the ab/squat challenge AFTER dinner, which never would have happened if I had been too full! It really helped to have made that promise on MFP :bigsmile: For physical improvements: tonight I wore a…
  • My motivation for today - Willpower :drinker: "To assert your willpower is simply to make up your mind that you want something, and then refuse to be put off." - Phillip Cooper What do we want? The yummy food and drinks in excess or in moderation? Which choice will help you get what you want?
  • Hey Sharks! I love the idea of making this week's challenge in honor of Ali :smile: Last week's point total: 73 :ohwell: Here are my workout stats so far: SUNDAY - nothing! MONDAY: Workout: 90 minutes (20 minutes circuit training, 70 minutes bike) Calories: 701 Stretching: 5 minutes Ab/squat challenge: completed day 11…
  • My willpower goal for Christmas day feasting will involve not eating OR drinking to the point of uncomfortable fullness. I remember how I felt the last time I overate, and it is an awful feeling! It's easy to forget that awful feeling when you are around yummy food, but I will force myself to think of the unpleasant…
  • Oh no Ali! I am so sorry to hear that you are so sick. Please take care of yourself and get better soon. I hope that they will take good care of you at the hospital, and I will keep you in my prayers. :flowerforyou:
  • I did not lose this week, and gained .8. I'm really not surprised :laugh: Here are my Friday morning results: Workout: 60 minutes (stationary bike and calisthenics) This will count as my 4th day workout :bigsmile: Calories: 414 Stretch time: 5 minutes (already completed 3 days @ 8 min) Reps: 200 (major catch up here!) 50…
  • Week 11 weight: 142.8. I'm up .8 from last week.:ohwell: Good luck on the scales everyone! :flowerforyou:
  • Also, my Sunday workout time was 45 minutes. Can someone please change that on the chart for me Thanks! :wink:
  • Hey everyone! Kristie, I am so sorry for your loss. :brokenheart: I lost a favorite Great Aunt this year too, and it was very hard. I'll be thinking of you and your family. Ali, I'm glad that the situation in Mali is okay, and that you feel better about what's happening there after the election. I hope that things will…
  • I'll "try" not to eat sweets.... I'll "try" to eat fewer carbs... WELL here is what YODA would say to that! :embarassed: Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back
  • Hey Sharks! :bigsmile: Here are my workout stats for Sun, Mon. and Tues. SUNDAY: Workout: 30 minutes stationary bike. Calories: 338 Reps: 0 Stretching: 0 Personal: posted tip on main page MONDAY: Workout: 0 Calories: 0 Reps: 0 Stretching: 8 minutes Personal: posted tip on main page TUESDAY: Workout: 50 minutes (30 min…
  • Here is a tip that helps with freezing homemade soups - pour the soup into a ziploc bag and lay the bag flat in the freezer. Thawing a bag takes no time at all! If I didn't have time to thaw frozen soup stored in a tupperware container, I would often change my mind and make a less healthy choice! The bag trick is a life…
  • I am guilty of comfort/boredom/stress/emotional eating (all of the above!) :blushing: I have heard the trick is to stop eating and do something else (duh!) but it's easy to keep eating when that "something else" allows it! It helps if I do something messy or yucky that has nothing to do with food (home repairs, cleaning…
  • Problem with healthy foods being so expensive - Here are a couple of tips that help me spend less on healthy foods: 1. Buy frozen fruits and veggies when you can. Most do not have added sugar/sodium, but check labels to be sure. Another positive to having frozen produce is that it won't go bad nearly as fast. Keep your…
  • Way to go Sharks! There is some serious weight loss going on - so impressive :laugh: I LOVE :heart: the inspirations that have been posted lately!! Ali, I will definitely pray for your family and the situation in Mali. :flowerforyou: I hope that things stay smooth during the rest of your time there, and I hate to hear…
  • We are on our third SHARK page - I'm with you, Pam. I love the shared inspiration and communication that goes on with us. I :heart: my fellow Sharks!! :wink: I am pretty sore today, but I managed to do the following: 5 minutes stretching (LOVE this now) 20 minutes extra motion (taking laundry in small loads up/down stairs,…
  • Good morning! Here are my stats from Friday, and I will get in a little more today before the deadline. FRIDAY: Workout: 60 minutes (30 min. circuit training, 30 stationary bike) Calories: 483 HIIT: 15 minutes (used stationary bike) Stretch time (5 minutes) Reps: 50 bicycle crunches and 25 full sit ups To answer the…
  • Week 10 weight - 142. I stayed the same this week :explode: Oh well, at least I didn't have a gain!!
  • And here are the missing smileys - :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :ohwell: :tongue::heart: Not sure why they did not show up (yawn, yawn, oh well, tongue heart!)
  • Ha ha ha - Look at the smack talk I just posted on the Dolphins page! Hey Dolphins! Studies have shown that it's hard to lose weight if you skimp on sleep. Don't worry about logging those extra workouts this week - sleep is MUCH more important! yawn yawn yawn Go ahead - sleep late... turn in early... don't worry if you…
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