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  • January Start Weight: 224.6 January Goal Weight: 218.6 Ultimate Goal Weight: 145 January 3: 224.6 January 10: 222.9 January 17: 222.9 January 24: January 31:
  • I'm a little late to the game, but I'd like to join. I weigh in on Wednesdays, so I've updated my dates to match. January Start Weight: 224.6 January Goal Weight: 218.6 Ultimate Goal Weight: 145 January 3: 224.6 January 10: 222.9 January 17: January 24: January 31:
  • Me too. The last time it showed my activity in my newfeed was 8 days ago. It will still show my exercise calories in my diary, but not my activity in my newsfeed. I've tried disconnecting and reconnecting, I've also reinstalled both apps. It's funny because my husband, who hasn't logged onto to MFP in years, still shows…
  • Still plucking away on my 5k training. Longest run so far has been 42 minutes - 3 minute walk, 18 minute run, 3 minute walk and longest continuous run has been 30 minutes with a 40 minute run this weekend. Still snowy and coldish here - my run on Saturday was -17C (-25C with the wind-chill). Once I got moving though, I…
  • I don't mind running around my neighborhood, especially right now as it is still dark at 5pm, but I am lucky in that a short distance away is access to our river valley trail system. I can walk in about 5 minutes to my usual starting point and depending on which way I run, be in the trails in about 5-6 minutes more. There…
  • Completed week 3 of my 5k training plan. I feel like week 4 is where I really start to rev up. I have a 20 minute run this week as well as 36 minute walk/run (3 minute walk/15 minute run x 2).
  • Another run yesterday in the dark. I'm so looking forward to the sun being out past 5pm, lol. It was snowing lightly as well, but very peaceful. @martaindale amazing runs. The weekend sounded great. So impressed with your marathon, I've only done a couple halfs and the last one was just over 2 years ago. I think I might…
  • @quilteryoyo thanks for the encouragement. Yesterday was an easy pace "recovery run'. Only 15 minutes, but proud to say I didn't need to stop to jog and actually felt I could go longer. Building up to some of the longer runs that I know are coming in the next few weeks. No run today, but I will try to go for a walk at…
  • Forgot to post on the weekend, but Saturday I finished week three of the 5k running program. We've been very lucky here in Alberta with a mild start to January and it was only about -7 C when I went out. Runs are starting to get longer now and my pace is improving slightly, we'll see how it is on some of these longer runs…
  • Yesterday was week 3/run 2 of my 5k training plan. Went for a run when I got home for work. It was already getting dark, but it was a warm -2 C so it wasn't bad. Just a short 3 km, as I slowly start to build up distance. Was looking a my previous run logs and a Facebook memory that came up from 2020 and all the running I…
  • @quilteryoyo Thanks for the welcome, I'm doing the 12 week beginner 5k plan through Garmin Connect (not the Garmin Coach one). I signed up for a 10k in May, so when this one is complete, I'm going to do a Garmin Coach 10k training plan for that. Started week 2 with an easy run, it was a beautiful sunny day, but running in…
  • Super excited to see this challenge. I'm just getting back into running and finished week 1 of a 12 week 5k training. My 2023 goal is 1000 km, so about 83 km/month
  • Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment * Daily - stretching or yoga (there's a great 3 week touch your toes program on Aaptiv that I'll probably do to start, might even repeat it a couple of times * 3 day a week - 5k training plan from Garmin. It's 12 weeks, I'm going to start it Monday and it will end March 18.
  • This is my first 5% challenge. I'd like to lose 5% of my starting weight, so about 10 lbs. I want to focus on making sure I log my what I eat and staying within my calorie goal. I'm starting a 5k program next week, so fitness-wise, I'll be committed to following the program 3 days a week.
  • How many 5% Challenges have you done? This will be my first :) What do you like to do for fun? I'm a bit of a homebody, so I like to read, knit. We have a tent trailer, so in the summer we like camping What major city do you live in or near? State? I'm in Edmonton, Alberta What are you health/fitness goals for this season?…
  • Hi, I'm new to this challenge, recently just restarted MFP after a bit of a break. Would love to join any team. Thanks!
  • I'm in. I want 2019 to be the year I reach my goal weight. I came within 7 lbs a couple of years ago, but then started gaining. I'm now about 45 lbs away from my goal weight. Starting Weight - 188.8 lbs Goal Weight - 145 lbs I weight in on Wednesdays, so I'll update then. I've committed to a 6-week Cross Train to 5k…
  • Hopefully not too late to join. Here's some stats - SW 238.6 lbs, got down to 152 lbs about 2 years ago, but then slowly gained back 40 lbs. In May I was 191 lbs or so, and have slowly been losing, but not tracking as I should. I got a bit more dedicated the past few weeks and started October at 181.8 lbs and on Monday…
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  • A few years ago I did a similar ride without any training and being overweight. It was 190 km over 2 days. As mentioned, charity rides are usually well run, with lots of scheduled breaks (the one I did had rest stops every 15 km or so).
  • Great idea, I just joined
  • You can also see if you're gym or rec centres offer a weight training class. A couple of years ago I took a class called Women on Weights. It was once a week for 5 or 6 weeks and we were taught how to use the machines, a little on free weights, etc. I'm now taking Learn to Weight Lift class. This one is only 3 weeks and a…
  • I received a running belt as a gift. I has a pocket for my phone and keys. It's a like a smallish fanny pack. It also came with two small water bottles and pockets to hold them. As I usually don't run more than 5k or so, I don't carry water with me. I didn't think I would like the belt, but I don't even notice it when I'm…
  • Exercise has been known to improve mood and can help with mild depression. I know it does wonders for me. I recently started mediating as well and that has helped keep me calmer. But, as counter-productive as it seems, doing more helps with me energy levels. If I don't have any energy and end up doing nothing, then I feel…
  • Another in the 40 club - I'll be 42 next month. Feel free to add me.
  • For me, running helps. While I'm running, that's all I can think about. And I usually feel great afterwards. I'm trying meditation. I haven't noticed an improvement with that yet, but I've only been doing it for about a week. I've tried guided meditation but right now I'm doing unguided meditation.
  • I have this cookbook called Looneyspoons. I love it. They have a recipe called Dillicious Lemon Chicken, but I've used the same recipe for salmon as well. 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1 tbsp. minced fresh dill 1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning 1 tsp. lemon zest 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves Preheat oven to 425 F.…
  • I definitely log my fruit. I usually have at least a piece of fruit at lunch, sometimes something in the morning too. Today's orange was 81 calories. Would it make a huge impact not counting that? Probably not, but would it slow down my progress? It could especially as I get closer to my goal weight. Add a banana for…
  • Like other's have said, repeat a week if you have to (I did, it took me 13 weeks to complete C25K). I also went back a week when I found one week too challenging. Just know that you are improving, even if it takes you a little longer.
  • I love Zombies, Run too. When I was starting out, I used C25K
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