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Monday, March 29, 2010

Soap Box

I want to apologize in advance for using this blog as a place to put my own agenda out there BUT... not all of you read my blog and I wanted to say something that EVERYONE needs to hear.
Last week in nutrition class a girl came up for class after having her butt kicked by her trainer. She was panting and sweating and you could tell she had just SERIOUSLY kicked ass! (YOU GO GIRL!!!) But... we started talking about our obstacles and she said "a lack of confidence in her abilities." WHAT?!? Girl.. you just did 10 8-count body builders at the end of a SERIOUSLY hardcore workout and you aren't confident in what you've done? CRAZY!!
At first I thought she must be nuts. BUT.. I realize that A LOT of us are so caught up in where we want to be that we forget how far we've come. So I pose this challenge:
Who the hell cares how fast that girl on the treadmill next to you is running? What YOU do is about YOU! And you deserve to be proud of every moment you spend working towards your goals. Just getting to the gym is worth celebrating. In the words of Tony Horton:
"Do your best and forget the rest... your best is ALWAYS good enough!!"
Surely if you are pushing yourself to levels you've never been you are giving 110%. So be FREAKIN' EXCITED!!!! I love each of you and I want you to be thrilled with every little success! Life is too short to beat yourself up over what you are not. What you are is truly amazing. Every time you find yourself comparing you to someone else, imagine where you were 3 months ago!! Would you have been able to do what you just did? Would you have been WILLING to push yourself to the level you just reached?
Marvel in your awesomeness!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

No Way!

Can we really be one week [and a few hours] away from a weigh in?!?! So insane!
This week your challenge is to challenge yourself to be better.
If there is something you are lacking in... make a special effort. Remember that a lot can happen in a week.. even if you may be slacking otherwise. Focus on your goals and figure out what you are doing to get you closer to them. GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Grace suggested a blogging challenge and I think it's a FANTASTIC IDEA so..
This weeks challenge is to
Comment on at least 3 other peoples blogs DAILY! (Checking boxes doesn't count!)
Lets support eachother! :o)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fantastic idea! ;o)

A great way to lose weight is to eat while you are naked and standing in front of a mirror. Restaurants will almost always throw you out before you can eat too much.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Ah man! I'm out of town visiting my awesome family and my mom has all these crazy parental controls on her comp that do not allow me to view blogs... (I know.. what the heck right?) Anyway.. I'm at my bros and thought I had better get on and get a challenge up for those of
you who LOVE to be challenged!

Well.. heres the thing.. coming up with these challenges every week is getting kind of tricky. The obvious challenges have been done and soo.. I'm desperately trying to get creative.

This weeks challenge is to try something new.

We get used to eating the same things over and over when we are dieting and so... we all need to introduce new HEALTHY options into our diet. I have some great recipes I am happy to share with anyone interested. There are also MANY amazing websites that have HEALTHY recipes. I love this one! Either way try something completely out of the ordinary. Maybe a fantastic quinoa recipe or a SoyJoy bar. Just expand your wings a little.


Sunday, March 7, 2010


Hi all!! This weekend has been slightly insane for me. Hope you have all had a little less chaos than I! ;o)
I am sure you all wonder where I come up with this stuff. Honestly... I try to create challenges that will help you be successful in your goals. This week, your challenge is to:
Keep a food journal!
Really, truly, write it all down. Every bite of everything you eat. No one is grading you or judging you, but SOMETIMES, seeing it all written down can help you figure out what changes you can make in order to be more successful in accomplishing your goals. ALSO.. if you are willing to write it all down and would like some input about it... you can email it to me and I can help you tweek your diet. :o) Either way.. GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK!! Remember that we don't gain the weight over night and surely we can't expect to lose it over night. ;o) Keep working at it. 5 lbs a month is 60 lbs in a year! You CAN do it...


So.. you may notice on the list below that LORI is at the top!!
Lori had a fantastic month and lost 6.88%. Unfortunately, she was having problems with her email and although she thought she had finally got it sent, it never came. (And is not showing in her sent box...) :o(

Although she is ineligible for the prize money she is TOTALLY ELIGIBLE FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS!! So I am giving credit where credit is due here. YOU ROCK LORI! Congrats on a fantastic month and a first place finish!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Where do you line up?

Lori - 6.89%
Brandon - 6.66%
Amanda - 5.96%
Jessica B. - 5.26%
Grace - 4.51%
Jewel - 3.61%
Lisa K - 3.46%
Robyn - 3.26%
Pamella - 2.57%
Kim - 2.5%
Justin - 2.47%
Kira - 2.44%
Jacqui - 2.3%
Cindi - 2.26%
Debbie - 2.22%
Amber - 2.09%
Brandy - 1.97%
Ellura - 1.89%
Jenny - 1.57%
Annie - 1.37%
Sarah - 1.25%
Lisa C - 0.90%
Jessica G - 0.74%
Mindy - 0.54%
Alison - 0.24%
Janet - 0.21%
Kristen - 0.12%
Alicia - 0
Andrea - 0
Angela - 0
Breanna - 0
Carmen - 0
Elise - 0
Jen - 0
Kristie - 0
Michelle - 0
Mike - 0
Misty - 0
The rest of the people did not weigh in. Anyone with a 0 is a gain (most are less than 2 lbs!). Remember gains do not count as weight lost for additional months! Congrats to everyone who weighed in.

Friday, March 5, 2010

JeSsIcA B.
It's late. Hope you will forgive me! List to be posted tomorrow!


Just wanted to post the winners! I will post the list of where everyone stands tomorrow.. off to a date tonight!
1st place - BRANDON 6.659%
2nd place - AMANDA 5.96%
3rd place - JESSICA B. 5.26%
4th place - GRACE 4.51%
CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS!! And to everyone who is sticking to it! I'll give you stats tomorrow! Have a great weekend! :o)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Is it TIME?!?!

Holy cow.. I've been so busy studying that I have really neglected this website. I totally forgot the funny yesterday. Hope you can forgive me! I figure I'd better post the household item NOW so I don't forget to do it later. AND SO!!!!!!
The household item for tomorrows weigh in is deodorant. Make sure you've got some in the pics. Also don't forget your date and MAKE SURE to get that scale weight pic into ME by 6 p.m. MST @
Your after pics need to be in by midnight but I would LOVE if you could send them with your weights. Feel free to take those pics tonight!
Thanks and good luck! Can't wait to see how much you've lost this month!