Challenge Check In

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Registered: 12-22-2000
Challenge Check In
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 9:42am

I thought this might be a good time for everyone to share their progress with the challenge! So -- how is it going for you?

Are you keeping to an exercise routine... and if so, have you noticed your energy level improving? Are you feeling more confident about your food choices? Any tips you've discovered that you'd like to share?

I was doing great with the daily walking, until we got hit with crazy rain... over 13 inches in just three days and a steady drizzle for the next 4. Living in the country, that curtailed my walks for quite a bit; I literally would have been swimming in the icy stuff! I have to admit, I really noticed a difference from not walking ... my enegry level went way down! I finally couldn't take it anymore and threw on rain gear and rubber boots and took off! I did discover that walking through mud with heavy rubber boots really works some muscles! LOL

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Registered: 05-09-2010
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 11:03am

I am doing a little better right now as the daily email messages motivate me to get moving. I feel like I have a little more energy and I've branched out to try new foods so I think the challenge is really helping me.

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 2:16pm

I'm getting a lot of great info from the daily assignments, too. Love how practical the tips are. I enjoyed the light buttermilk ranch dressing recipe offered the other day; it was really tasty and pretty much guilt-free! LOL

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Registered: 09-13-1999
Mon, 01-21-2013 - 8:20am

I have been more consistent with my workouts. I like to walk, no special equipment or anything, but with the weather we're having - single digit temps & windy - I've dug out my walking videos.  I have a few of Leslie Sansone's & do my walking in front of the TV. I also started a yoga routine this past week that I do most mornings. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but what I have lost has been almost all fat.

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Registered: 09-13-2012
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 8:04pm

I really like the assignments and the great advice being sent everyday. It is so nice to have that daily reminder to stay on track. I have had a hard time in the past staying focused. I know to have a "partner" for better success. I live in the country & finding a partner just isn't that I have a virtual partner, my sister. She lives 80 miles away, but we check in with eachother everyday to see how the other did for the day. Not only are we supporting each other but we are accountable to each other. I don't want to tell her I messed up so I have to stay on track. We are so much closer for it. Thanks for the motivation to do this one more time in my life. I know I will be successful each and every day.