Monday, October 31, 2011

Challenge Day!

Today is the end of the SEVENTH week of Biz's Holiday 2011 Challenge and the end of the SIXTH week of Give Yourself the Best Gift and the Christmas Dress Challenge! (All buttons are on my sidebar but you can just click the links to get to their blogs OR click the links above!)

Here we go!

Check-In for ALL CHALLENGES:
  • Drink 64 oz of water daily: YES!
  • Exercise at least one hour 7 days/week: YES!
  • Keep daily calories between 1200 and 1400: YES!
  • Post daily exercise and food on livestrong.com: YES!
  • Post weekly results: YES!
  • No food after 8:00 pm: Check!
  • Eat slower: About half and half on this one.
  • Three days of strength training exercises: NO! Forgot all about it except for one stinking day!   
Here's the calorie breakdown:
  • Monday: 1247
  • Tuesday: 1224
  • Wednesday: 1221
  • Thursday: 1315
  • Friday: 1255
  • Saturday: 1220
  • Sunday: 1085


Total calories for the week: 8567   
Total CARDIO for the week: 25.62 miles AND 10 hours (most of the hours were from walking/jogging with a few from working with a trainer friend who is WICKED on those cardio exercises. Dude. Really.)
Weight total for Biz's Holiday Challenge 2011 week SEVEN: -1 lb (for a SEVEN week total of: -14.5 lbs)
Weight total for Give Yourself the Best Gift and Christmas Dress Challenge week SIX: -1 lb (for a SIX week total of: -12.5 lbs)
Two points:
  1. I was going to start walking a second time in the evenings (in an effort to see if I could do another 5 miles) but evidently it is impossible to do when I have had my one gallon of water for the day and do the pee pee dance after only one mile. Wonder if I can get them to put porta potties out there?
  2. Apparently, on livestrong.com, your daily allotment of calories decreases as your weight decreases. This is incentive to track your weight loss? HA! I don't think so! No matter. I am sticking with my 1200-1400/day. Thankyouverymuch.

Remember y'all: One day at a time!

Oh! AND HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!!!!

28 comments:

Fatoutofskinny said...

Congrats. You are doing so well.....keep it up.

My Kid's Mom said...

Keep up the good work!

Kim said...

Great job. I would be scared to get on the scales this week. With the storm yesterday I found myself dipping into the Halloween treats....a lot of them :(

Eva Ason said...

Great work - Keep it up!
Happy Halloween!

EmptyNester said...

skinny- Thanks! Is this thing over yet? LOL

MKM-I'll try! Thanks!

Kim- Uh oh! Stay out of there! LOL Just get out there and walk it off girl!

Eva- Thanks! Happy Halloween to you too!

E. Jane said...

You have a great blog! Congrats on the great progress!

downsizers said...

Great progress. Congratulations.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Wow... you are doing a great job chick! Keep it up .... I need inspiration like this ;-)

Betty said...

Good job girl! You are doing so good. And another pound gone forever!!
I would walk in the mornings, if they had portapotty´s along the side of the road for me. haha

EmptyNester said...

E.Jane- thanks!

down-Thank you!

Annie- Thanks! Come on over to SC and we'll walk together!

Betty-Thanks! Yep, one whole pound. LOL I would beg for a porta pot if I knew who to beg! LOL

Jolyn said...

congratulation, way to go another pound down...they are adding up. Keep up the good work.
Hugs,
Jolyn

Bodacious Boomer said...

I've just been told I have to double my intake of h20 everyday. Egad!

Stephanie V said...

Ya gotta eat something! You are doing so well with exactly the calories you have.

Cranberry Morning said...

You are doing an amazing job! And I think you're right on with your second point, by the way.

Shawn said...

WooHoo, You Go Girl!!!!
Again, Your dedication and determination is inspiring!

EmptyNester said...

Jolyn- Thanks! Yes they are adding up---slowly but surely! The slowly part is annoying. But the surely part is great! LOL

Michele- It's a royal pain getting that water down every day. And then it's a race to the bathroom. LOL

Stephanie- I agree! I don't think going below 1200 is all that wise anyway!

Judy- Thanks so much! Yeah, less than 1200? Who DOES that?

Shawn- Thanks! I'm hoping to be down enough by Christmas to wear this sweater I have that I'm dying to put on!

Alessandra said...

Great job Pam, I always knew you could do it, and yes less than 1200 cal. is almost anorexic...

Michele said...

You are just like a machine: humming away at getting healthy. Good for you!

EmptyNester said...

Alessandra-Thanks! That's what I thought- geez, 1200 is few enough!

Michele-And I used to be a machine eating away at everything I could get my hands on! LOL Thanks!

Biz said...

Pam, you are smoking my holiday challenge - woot!

Glad you liked the gumbo - now stop eating so there's some left for your hubs tonight! :D

Thursday's Child said...

12.5lbs for 6 weeks is a good, solid average rate, well done!

Cathy Kennedy said...

You're amazing the way you put yourself out there for all the world to see. I'm totoally proud of you, girl! You so rock!!! =D

Mrs. Tuna said...

Now that its less than 90 degrees maybe I'll add walking the dogs to my fake morning work outs.

PS I can't mix drinks, that's why its beer and wine at my house.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....girl? You are doing so well on this, I'm very very proud of you. The calorie intake is just totally making me dizzy. High 5. Well done. And yes, I love the pampas grass [photo below] too...isn't it gorgeous? It comes in white and pink.

Glad you stopped by today, I was thinking of how you were doing. Around here, busy putting Halloween stuff away for another year, and taking a break. Thought I'd stop by.

EmptyNester said...

Biz- I WAS rocking it. Until I made that dang delicious gumbo of yours. LOL I sent Hubs a picture of it and he threatened my life if I don't leave him some. :)

TC-Thanks! Now if I can just keep it up I'll be able to wear that red sweater and look good in it!

Cathy-Thanks! I've found so many supportive and encouraging friends out there, like you, that's it's easy!

MT- I started walking a second time in the afternoons today and it felt so hot compared to our mornings. But, thankfully, we're no where near 90! Guess bartending is out then. LOL

Anni-Thank you! I swear that's not pink-doesn't it look purple to you? I've got to put the Halloween stuff up too. And get out the Turkey stuff! LOL

Farm Girl said...

I always enjoy seeing your progress.
You were going to do 10 miles a day!!! Wow, I am so impressed.
Are you going to post a picture of yourself at goal?
Just curious.
I hope you have a lovely week.

EmptyNester said...

FG- Thanks! I did promise a picture by Christmas and I'm afraid that Desiree will kill me if I don't! LOL

Katherines Corner said...

F=Great job! I'm only drinking 36 ounces of water a day....xo