lorelei7's profile



Member: lorelei7
Member Since: 1/18/2013
City: Bolivar

My Goal:
To lose at least 35 lbs. this year 2013.
1. First goal - zip and fit comfortably in my largest pair of jeans - size 12. !
2. To reduce types of foods from my diet weekly and keep a running total. To date - HFCS and hydrogenated/ partially hydrogenated oils and deep fried foods. (7/11/13)
4. Be able to participate in a 5K and complete it.
5. To be an inspiration for anyone who may need encouragement.


1. Since 6/30/13 I have had no partially or fully hydrogenated foods NOR any high fructose corn syrup.
2. I have added 3 extra fruit servings or veggie servings a week.
3. (As of August 1, 2013), 24+ oz of water a day

Lead, follow or get out of the way challenge:
Start Weight
Week 1 - Missed on weighing - was out of town
Start of Wk 2 - 177
Start of Wk 3 - 175.4 (-1.6)
Start of Wk 4 - 174.0 (-1.4)
Start of Wk 5 - 173.4 (-.6)
Start of Wk 6 - 173.4 no change
Start of Wk 7 - 171.6 ( - 1.8)
Start of Wk 8 - 170.4 (-.8)
Start of Wk 9 - 170.6 (+.2)

Week 1 CR - No high fructose corn syrup
Week 2 CR- No deep fried foods
Week 3 CR- No partially/hydrogenated foods
Week 4 CR - none added per program
Week 5 CR - 24 oz water a day
Week 6 CR - 3 days a week of extra (intentional) fruits or veggies
Week 7 CR - better accountability on logging for now..
Week 8 CR- Maintain
Week 9 CR - absolutely breakfast every day even if it is a smoothie or protein shake

Week 1 - consciously remember to do so - 15 squats a day
Week 2 - 3 walks a week
Week 3 - HIT training starts
Week 4 - add in pushups and planks (aim 3 x a week)
Week 5 -maintain the above - try to make it a habit
Week 6 - add clean and press to the squats....
Week 7 - Must work on above - with work and school now - I just focus on the foods I am eating and exercise, for the most part - goes to the wayside. (Just being honest)
Week 8 - Brutal week starting - and working and school is brutal enough for me, HOWEVER, I plan on trying to get in extra walking and more squats, etc.
Week 9 - with Lynneta6's help - I am starting what I hope to be permanent, exercise tomorrow - 15 min sweating. :)

*************************SEPT CHALLENGE****************************
Exercise 15 minutes a day - sweating heart rate up for two days. Then adding 2 min a day until I am at at least 30 minutes. Day one is Sept 3, 2013
(What I do and time of day does not matter)

Sept. 3: 15 min - unfortunately - didn't start out well, migraine
Sept 4: 15 min - stair stepping
Sept 5: 17 min - :(
Sept 6: 17 min - power walk/jog 1.5 mile
lunges 20+
squats 20+
jumping side to side 30 sec or more
stair stepping - up my one step and down as fast as I could 1 min +
curb stepping - step up, down , up while going forward and turned around and did back 1 min +
(sissy) pushups 2 sets of 10

Sept 7 (MY BDAY): 19 min -
Will add more... Will be (to be accountable) writing what I did for the 15 minutes every day. Will be noting on daily log and on community tab at Progress, Not Perfection team, under both 31 day challenge and on main team.

About me:
I am 42 years old. Before I turned 40, I wanted to lose some weight I had been gaining. I turned 40 and then said the same thing about before I turned 41. Now I AM 42 - I want to get serious about this. I am a part of the team "Progress not Perfection" and it has been great! I am starting over - so to say - as I just haven't been taking care of myself - although I have been doing well back at school.

Diets I like:

Workout of choice:
HIIT- as it is shorter to do AND the effects last longer than regular aerobics etc.

My plan:
Squat challenge for now. Started 2/5/14. Walking as well

I need the most help with:

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