Hakuna Matata - Fit and Fabulous in February

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  1. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Team Members:
    Dave & Sally, Denise & Mark, Elizabeth, Emily, Eva, figment82, Gerry,
    Hope, Jack, Jennifer, Kim, Kimberly, Kipp, Kirstie, Lorelei528, Margie, Mary, Pam, Regina, Rick, Robert, Robbie, Saylan, Scott & Lynn, Shannan, Sue, Tandy, Taryn, Vicky, Nikki



    :simba: Hakuna Matata Team Bios :simba:

    Windwalker, aka Dave aka Panda- I'm 60 and live in a small town in Kentucky. I don't run I walk, race walk actually. I have qualified for another shot at the National Senior Olympics. Married to Sally.

    es45 aka Elizabeth- I'm 42 and married with 2 young daughters. I ran my first 13.1 in the 2011 Princess Half.

    Pudge The Fish, aka Emily- My DH and I will be doing the DL half in Sept. This will be our first half marathon. I still consider myself new to running, though I've done 2 5k (including the 2009 DL 5k) and one 10k.

    Villians_Rock, aka Eva – I am 33 years old, married to Jordan (proud WISH supporter). We have two doggies, one son (Gage) who is two and are expecting our second this coming January. We currently live near Cleveland, OH. I'm a full time staffing coordinator for United Airlines and my hubby sells Harley Davidsons. I ran my first race in 2007 and have since ran 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and two full marathons including the Goofy Challenge. My favorite distance is the half marathon and I hope that after the baby I can train to reach my goal of a sub 2 hour race. Another long distance goal of mine is to complete a 50K and eventually maybe a 50 miler.

    GirltheGecko aka Hope- I grew up in the Pittsburgh area. When I was a teenager, I was heavily into martial arts, unfortunately due to school and time, I had to quit. I met Nick, moved to NH, and I gained some weight. I watched my mother struggle with obesity all her life, so Nick's family and I decided to work at trying for a half marathon at WDW.

    flipflopmom, aka Taryn – I will be 35 on Sept. 5. I am a Kindergarten Teacher, working on my master's degree in my "spare” time. Married for 12 years, have 2 girls. Oldest is 10, and a competitive gymnast. Her gym is 45 minutes away, so I spend a lot of time on the road. Youngest is 3, and a tons of fun! I haven't run a race yet, but looking for a 5K.

    LynnG, aka Lynn, (of Lynn and Scott)- 60 years old, retired, we are both Disneyholics. We have been members of DVC since it started. I am a walker, I used to try to run, but knee surgery last August which I am still trying to recover from, I only walk now. I have done several half marathons, mostly Disney ones. I have 2 malamutes that are my walking companions at home.

    MaryJ aka Mary- I am 53 years old, and live in a small town in Southwestern Indiana. I will be married to DH (Ken) for 34 years in July. We have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters. I walk/run my races. I did my first big race (WDW Half) when I was 52. Before that I had done only a few 5K's, mostly walking.

    Nikkilala, aka Nikki- Married to Ryan at WDW in 2007. Currently a Physical Therapist Assistant student graduating in 2012. Is a wogger (walker with a little jogging mixed in) Lives in South West Michigan where she was born and raised! Loves Disney and will do anything for an excuse to travel there, including a half marathon

    Saylan – I'm from the frosty north of Canada. I'm very new to running (officially started October 14, 2010). I'm training for the Disney Princess 1/2 and it'll be my first official marathon of any length. I'm a Disney addict (been 16 times). I figured if anything can motivate me to run it would be Disney. I live with my partner (and Disney virgin) and a demon of a cat.

    piglet24, aka Regina- I grew up in Idaho and married my “birthday buddy”, Kyle, in 2006. I started running to help manage some stress about a year and a half ago, and have continued because I enjoy it. Of course, I love Disney and am always happy to have another reason to go!

    DisneyGerry, aka Gerry - Lives in Celebration, FL, transplant from MD after numerous vacations to visit central FLA. Trying to kick up my race schedule this year starting with the Disney Half in January. Play and work in the theme park corridor

    bunnyfoo, aka Vicky - My name is Vicky and I live in Toronto, Canada. I started running back in 2008 so I could lose weight become more active. I wasn't into low carb diets but it seemed like a lot of runners had great abs AND they ate carbs. I thought "Hey I can do that!" :goodvibes I started as an indoor treadmill runner and eventually worked my way outside and signed up for my first race - the Minnie 15K. As they say, the rest is history! I have had my share of bumps, bruises and sprains but have had a lot of fun along the way and have met a lot of great people including everyone on Hakuna Matada! Three years later, running, working out and healthy eating have all become a part of my lifestyle. My other interests are movies, reading, road trips and baking!

    rubato, aka Tandy - Hi. My name is Tandy and I’m the mother of a fabulous 12 year old preteen son. :lovestruc I’ve been married to Frank (a non runner) for 18 years. I’m a full time student, going back to school to become a nurse. I have always run for fitness, but it wasn’t until my impending
    40th birthday that I decided to become a distance runner. I love the miles and can’t wait to run my first ultra-marathon someday.

    RunRookie, aka Rick - My name is Rick and I live in Crystal Lake, IL. I am married with three children (one high school DS still at home). I am a 'senior athlete' at 52 years old and only started running in April 2011. My initial goals were to lose 160 pounds, improve my overall fitness, cure my Type 2 diabetes, and to live a healthier lifestyle. Since then, I have run over 32 races, logged over 1000 miles in 2012, lost 110 pounds, and am no longer diabetic! I am a big fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Sci-Fi in general, Disney, photography, music, movies, and technology/gadgets. And I keep a fitness blog at www.runs2live.com. Our team is fun, helpful, and I know I would not be having nearly as much fun if it weren't for all the great folks in Hakuna Matada!

    RadioFanatic, aka KimberlyI'm 39 mama of an almost 4 year old boy, will be 40 by the race; and was goaded into doing this past 1/2 by friends who knew I could do it although I hadn't run a minute in my life. I started training on May 1, 2011 by doing couch to 5k and the first day was miserable where even running that minute made me want to die. Since then, I've lost 70 pounds, ran the whole 1/2 and am looking forward to my new goal. I'm planning on doing a 1/2 in april and in september, my first full in october here locally and some other 10k and 15k runs in between and my second and most exciting full on the 20th anniversary at disney!

    KippWade, aka Kipp - I currently live in Indianapolis, Indiana. My doctors visit in January of 2011 had me at my heaviest weight ever, 282 pounds. It was at this point that I told myself this has to stop. Before moving to Indianapolis in September 2010, I worked with a guy that ran. He told me a lot about it and I had mentioned that I'd had some Disney friends say that we should try a run at Disney World. He convinced me that even I could do it. It took me until March of 2011 to finally start in with the C25K plan. I registered for the 2012 WDW 1/2 in April and committed myself to running. I progressed to Bridge to 10K and then Novice 1/2 Marathon Training by Hal Higdon. Since that doctors visit, I've managed to loose 40 pounds of the 100 I want to loose.

    tink06, aka - Stacey - I'm from NY (originally Jersey, but moved to NY with hubby) and have one cool DD who will be 10 in August. I started my weightloss journey back in Dec '04, was doing great, and then started the C25K in '06. I then found Disney Races, and signed up for the Marathon in '08 (I think?) I got to mile 18 and was cut off. Then I did the Minnie 15k, and got my bling. Followed by the Half in '09, and the Princess. Completed the SpaceCoast half later that same year (time was awful, but it was done) and attempted the full in '10. Really undertrained, bad weather, and screaming hip pain - got just past the halfway point and found myself once again on the bus! So... made myself a promise that for the 20th anniversary, I would make the 3rd time a charm and get that Mickey Medal once and for all! So I'm on a mission to shed some unwanted pounds, and get back into shape, so that I can start Marathon training come August! I will succeed this time, and appreciate the kick in the pants and encouragement for you all!

    EMHDad, aka Tom - I am Tom, 32yo. My birthday is 2/24/80. I have been married 9 years, 2 kids (ds6, ds3). I live in northwestern IL (a town of 500ppl). I am a Pastor. I used to run in high school and college, but got out of the habit since. I have been running off and on over the past 2 years, but have been sidetracked by back issues, a move, and the winter cold. I have started back up recently. I am registered for a 10k Mud Run (35 obstacles) on 9/29/12. If that goes well, I am signing up for a half marathon(my first) on 11/03/12. I am confident I can do so, because I am already on a half marathon training schedule that the 10k fits into. During all of my previous training I never committed to a race (even a 5k). This time, I have put my money where my mouth is on the 10k mud run, and I have a partner entered in the run as well. That is very strong motivation!


    :bday: Hakuna Matata Team Birthday Calendar :bday:

    January:
    12 - Gerry

    February:
    24 - Tom
    25 - Kim (45)

    March:
    6 - Ryan & Honorary Member, Nikki’s 4th Anniversary (2007)
    9 - Mike (42)
    19 - Honorary Member, Nikki’s (26)

    April:
    5 - Robbie
    6 - Tandy (42)
    25 - Jennifer (22)

    May:
    8 - Robert (46)
    10 - Kipp (44)

    June:
    11 -Denise

    July:
    12 - Scott & Lynn's 31st Anniversary
    24 - Regina & DH, Kyle-Shared Birth Date!
    27 - Jon (Connie's DH)

    August:
    5 - Kim & DH, Mike's Anniversary
    9 - Rick (52)

    September:
    5 - Saylan's (26)
    5 - Taryn's (35)
    10 - Liz
    18 - Tandy & Frank's 18th Anniversary
    20 - Mike & Liz 2nd Anniversary

    October:
    4 - Jack’s (52)
    6 - Vicky
    7 - Dave’s (60)
    23 - Kimberly
    28 - Scott

    November:
    7 - Elizabeth (41)
    10 - Mary (54)
    12 - Hope

    December:
    1 - Kiristie
    1 - Lynn (60)
    20 - Emily
    31 - Eva (32)
     
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  3. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Hakuna Matata Team 2013 Race Calendar

    February:
    3 - Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach CA - Rick

    March:
    3 - Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR - Rick
    23 - Penguin in the Park 5K, Chicago, IL - Rick

    April:
    7 - Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, Washington DC - Beth, Rick
    27 - Country Music Half Marathon, Nashville, TN - Beth
    28 - Nike Women's Half Marathon, Washington, DC - Vicky, Elizabeth

    May:
    12 - Sporting Life 10K, Toronto, ON - Kim, Vicky
    25 - Soldier Field 10 Miler - Rick

    June:
    1 - Lookout Capital 10k, Raleigh, NC - Elizabeth

    July:
    4 - Peachtree Road Race 10K, Atlanta, GA - Hung

    August:

    DL 2013
    :dumbo: Dumbo Double Dare - Rick, Vicky, Hung

    September:
    22 - Fox Valley Half Marathon - Rick

    October:
    27 - Marine Corps Marathon - Rick

    November:

    December:




    2012
    February
    26 - princess: Disney's Princess Half Marathon - Elizabeth

    March
    17 - Runnin of the Green Island 4 Mile, Green Island, NY - Kimberly
    24 - Penguin in the Park, 5K, Decatur, IL - Rick & DS
    31 - Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston, SC 10k - Elizabeth

    April
    7 - Source for Sports Bunny Hop 10K, Charlottetown, PEI - Robbie
    7 - Santa Anita Derby 5K - Emily
    14 - Cary Road Race, 10k - Elizabeth
    15 - Run Thru the Hills 10K, Lake in the Hills, IL - Rick
    21 - Wear Red Road Race - Robbie
    27 - Illinois iChallenge 5K - Rick
    28 - Illinois iChallenge Half Marathon - Rick
    29 - Rochester Flower City 1/2 Marathon, Rochester, NY - Kimberley

    May
    6 - Goodlife Fitness Half Marathon, Toronto, ON - Saylan, Vicky
    13 - Sporting Life 10K, Toronto, ON - Kim, Vicky
    20 - Rock-n-Roll Portland 1/2 Marathon, Portland OR - Regina & DH
    20 - Myrtle Beach Diva Half, Myrtle Beach, SC - Elizabeth
    20 - Blue Nose Half Marathon, Halifax, NS - Robbie
    20 - Cohoes Founder's Day Inaugural 15K race - Kimberley
    26 - Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field, 10 Miler, Chicago, IL - Rick

    June
    2-3 - AVON Walk for Breast Cancer, Chicago, IL (39.3 miles-marathon plus half marathon), Rick
    2 - Red Island Relay - Robbie
    3 - Inaugural Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon, Niagara Falls, ON - Saylan
    10 - North Shore Half Marathon, Chicago, IL - Rick
    23 - Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K, Toronto ON - Vicky

    July
    8 - 15K Boilmaker, Utica, NY - Kimberley
    8 - ECW Triennial 5K, Indianapolis, IN - Rick
    22 - :rockband: Rock-n-Roll Chicago Half Marathon, Chicago, IL - Rick
    28 - Run with Heart 5k - Elizabeth

    August
    12 - RoadKill 5000, Johnsburg, IL - Rick
    18 - A Midsummer Night's Run - 30K, Toronto, ON - Vicky, Saylan

    September
    1 - Disneyland Family 5k - Lynn & Scott
    2 - ::MickeyMo::MinnieMo Disneyland Half Marathon - Vicky, Emily, Regina & DH
    9 - Chicago Half Marathon, Rick
    16 - Fox Valley Fall Final 20 Miler, St. Charles, IL - Rick
    16 - The Saratoga Palio Half Marathon, Saratoga Springs, NY - Kimberley
    29 - :scared1: Tower of Terror 10 Miler - Elizabeth, Mary & DH
    29 - Gladiator Assault Challenge, Lake Geneva, WI - Tom

    October
    7 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL - Rick (his first marathon!! :cheer2: )
    7 - Mohawk Hudson Marathon - Kimberley (her first marathon!! :cheer2: )
    14 - PEI Marathon - Robbie (his first marathon!! :cheer2: )
    20-21 - Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and 5K, Myrtle Beach, SC - Elizabeth
    28 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC - Vicky

    November
    3 - Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon, IN - Rick, Kipp
    3 - Galena Lead Rush Half Marathon, Galena, IL - Tom
    24 - Turkey Trot Half Marathon, Schaumburg, IL - Rick

    December
    16 - Santa Hustle Half Marathon, Indianapolis IN - Rick
    31 - New Year's Eve 5K, Brooklyn, NY - Beth

    2013
    January

    WDW 2013
    :simba: 5K - Rick, Kipp (7711)
    :donald: Donald - Elizabeth
    :mickeyjum Mickey - Dave, Kimberly (5800), Beth (10854)
    :goofy: Goofy - Rick (25275), Robbie (20747), Saylan, Hung (first-time Goofy'ers :cheer2: ), Kim, Sue, Vicky (24419), Regina & DH
    pluto: (5K + 1/2) - Kipp
     
  4. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Hakuna Matata Team 2013 Weight Loss Accomplishments!​


    :wishgoal

    :wishfifty



    :wish35

    :wishthirty
     
  5. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    What are your Favorite Shopping Sites for Run/
    Walk/Training Clothes, shoes, supplies, etc​


    WISH shirts, caps and visors are ordered on the Main Thread
    RaceReady Coolmax WISH Shirt Orders 2010
    chimera aka Mel

    Bright Shirts/sweatshirts
    wtpclc aka Carrie

    2010 Headsweats Hat/Visor order
    Disnfan21 aka Tracy


    http://www.amazon.com/Altus-Athletic-6-Inch-24-Inch-Roller/dp/B001FB5ZEY
    the foam roller (your body rolls over it)
    available Target, WalMart, Amazon

    The Stick you hold and roll over the hurting muscles.

    www.runningwarehouse.com (Discount Code: WISHRACED)
    Favorite of Lynn

    http://www.RoadID.com/
    (Important Road ID Tags)
    Favorite of Connie, Margie


    amazon.com

    www.onehanesplace.com

    www.danskins.com

    http://secure.thestretchinghandbook.com/

    www.runningskirts.com
    (very nice but expensive)

    SkirtGoddess.com
    Favorite of Lynn's

    www.gearandtraining.com

    www.runningfunky.com

    cafepress.com
    (WISH buttons)

    http://www.onemoremile.net
    (a Favorite of Beth's)

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com
    (Favorites of Lynn, Nikki's)

    SkirtSports.com
    (Favorite Nikki's)

    http://www.lululemon.com
    Favorite of Lynn, Vicky




    Training links:

    General:
    Pace Calculator - Calculates your pace based on your race distance and time or vice versa (Vicky)
    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/4/4_1/96.shtml

    Running Calculator - Predict future race finish times based on a current race (Vicky)
    http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/mcmillanrunningcalculator.htm

    Treadmill pace conversion - Converts your speed on the treadmill to running pace (Vicky)
    http://www.hillrunner.com/training/tmillchart.php

    Racewalking:
    http://www.racewalk.com/HowTo/Introduction.asp (Dave)

    Running:
    Hal Higdon's traning plans: (Vicky)

    Full Marathon
    http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51135/Marathon-Training-Guide

    Half Marathon
    http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51130/Half-Marathon-Training-Guide
     
  6. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    :cheer2: Team Meets :cheer2:
     
  8. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Hakuna Matata Weight Loss Challenge

    Lose weight, eat healthy and get in shape for summer! Earn points for a prize draw! Starts February 1 until May 31. Weigh ins are every Friday :)

    ** Week 1 Workout Challenge = 1 minute of jumping jacks (Easy right? ;))**

    Weight loss (per week)
    Maintaining goal weight (+/- 2lbs) = 2 points
    Biggest Loser for the week (by percentage) = 3 points

    Exercise
    Completing a weekly workout challenge = 1 point/day
    1 hour of exercise = 1 point

    Healthy eating
    Drinking 8 glasses of water a day = 1 point/day
    Trying a new healthy food or recipe for the week = 1 point/week
    Taking a multivitamin daily = 1 point/day
    Eating five servings of fruits and veggies daily = 1 point/day
    Eating two servings of dairy a daily = 1 point/day

    One time points
    3 points for every percentage of starting weight you lose (eg lose 5% of starting weight; get 15 points at end of contest)
    Reaching your goal weight = 10 points
    Achieving a race PB = 10 points
     
  9. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    :cheer2: Weekend Racers :cheer2:

    Safe travels and have a great race Rick! Can't wait to hear about your race when you're back :)

    February:

    3 - Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach CA - Rick
     
  10. Hockeychic

    Hockeychic Going for Dopey 2016

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    Go rick go!!!!
     
  11. RunRookie

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    It's February!!!! Let's do this!!! :)

    Thanks, Kim! I am shooting for a PR on Sunday (if the knees work and the heat doesn't kill me). LOL. I want those extra 10 points! :)

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!
     
  12. aaronv88

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    Rick YOU CAN DO IT! LOLZ


    Vicky,

    Can you add me on the dates for run

    Peachtree 10k July 4th
    DDD Labor day weekend


    Thanks.
     
  13. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Good Morning Team!

    Vicky - As we stay in a condo at WDW (DVC), we rarely eat out. Our favorites are at Epcot when we do eat out. I need a non-jumping option for jumping jacks, any ideas. If we are starting today, my weigh in is 152 pounds. My goal weight is 140.

    Rick - Safe travels to the race, and PD for that PR!

    AFM - I did manage a dog walk in 30mph winds, at least it was not too cold! Got in 30 min of weight training (trying to get my legs as strong as possible before surgery) and 20 min on spin bike.

    Pixie dust to all who are in need!

    Have a great day team!
     
  14. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Happy Friday everyone! I can't believe it's February already! Time flies huh?

    Lynn - For a modified version - instead of jumping, you can move your arms up and down in the same motion but alternate your legs doing heel taps. Does that make sense? :) I packed all my lunches this week and brough coffee in an insulated mug from home - I won't tell you how much money I saved except that I was quite surprised.

    Fantastic job on the workouts! The dog walk sounds like it was tough with the wind!

    Rick - Fingers crossed for a PR Sunday! I'll be watching :)

    AFM - My starting weight is 140.3 lbs. Ugh! I need to get rid of at least 10 lbs which seems to be the same 10 lbs. I'm hoping to get rid of a majority of it by the time I go to DC at the end of April. I'm going to be cutting out refined sugars, fried foods and white breads, white rice and white pasta - but I'll still have the whole wheat stuff on occasion. I am going to give myself one cheat day a week because it's hard to be social and go out with friends if I don't :)

    Any plans for the weekend? I'm going to watch Django with a friend and brunch on Sunday.
     
  15. RunRookie

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    Lynn: You having both knees done at the same time? Wow. I will be keeping you and DH in my prayers for a smooth recovery!

    Vicky: Thanks! All prayers and good thoughts are appreciated! Every time I check the weather for Sunday, the temp goes up. I should stop checking and maybe it will go back down to the 68F I was seeing last week. I am going to do my best but still enjoy the event. I will be be carrying the "Spirit of HM" with me! :)

    I like the new thread name for February! Very inspiring!

    AFM: Well, my training plan post-Disney has not gone the way I had planned so I have not done nearly as much running as I was hoping in prep for Surf City. Including WDW Weekend, I only put in 74 miles this month. But I don't think I have lost too much fitness/endurance so will 'give it a go' on Sunday.

    I weighed in this morning at 248.4... I have been hovering in the 240s for the last six months so I am looking forward to breaking through to the 230s during the next three months. Hey, I have already had my two dairy servings, a multivitamin, and two glasses of water! :)

    WISHing everyone a great weekend, and success on our challenge!
     
  16. KippWade

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    My weigh in for today has me a 248 lbs.

    I've gained 3 lbs of the 12 I lost when I was sick the other week. At least I didn't gain it all back. It's way past time for me to start running again, as much as I hate to get back on the treadmill-o-doom. I've got to at least start getting in my 5K maintenance runs.

    After being sick after Marathon Weekend, I've just been un-motivated. With it being the weekend again and the beginning of a new month, I think it's time that I get back at it!
     
  17. RunRookie

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    We are starting out together weight-wise. So here we go, buddy. :)
     
  18. Hockeychic

    Hockeychic Going for Dopey 2016

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    UUgghh hate to admit it but my starting weight is 187.6
     
  19. windwalker

    windwalker I need an Adventure

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    Good morning y'all. Sounds like a lot of us are getting serious about dropping some extra fluff. I'm off to a good start myself, started the week at 186.6 and now I'm at 184.4 lbs. My goal is to get to 160 lbs. My biggest barrier is that I get off work at 9pm 5 nights a week and must resist eating when I get home. I have been good for three nights in a row, if I can keep that going I will be successful.

    As most of you know I will be competing in the Senior Olympics July 30th and 31, in Cleveland. I will be doing the 1500m and the 5K. My competition will be the best race walkers from each state in my age catagory, 60 to 64. The closer I am to 160 the better my chances are of having good races and even winning a medal.

    That extra pudge hurts in a lot of ways. 1. it's extra weight we are wagging around. 2. Our body has just so much blood to channel to our muscles and our lungs have just so much oxygen they can take in, and those muscles must share that with the fat cells. Losing that fat is like Lance Armstrong blood dopping, there is extra for the muscles. So it's like super charging a car engine, more oxygen and fuel available for our muscles. 3. our body has a better range of motion since the fat on our arms and legs is no longer restricting our movements.

    Good luck everyone and lets win this one.

    Dave:cool1:
     
  20. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Good Morning Team!

    Vicky - Thanks for the jumping jack modification. I always took breakfast, coffee, and lunch to work with me, of course, I had the kind of job that did not provide lunch breaks, so I would not have eaten if I had not brought it with me. I did have access to fridge and microwave. Your eating plan sounds good. I usually cut out dessert, but one day a week for cheating helps mentally.

    Dave - I have taken up drinking tea in the evening to avoid eating - I drink chai tea with milk, so it does have a few calories, but not many, and it is all from the milk, and it satisfies my sweet tooth.

    Kim - You can do it!

    Rick - Thanks - yes, I was glad this doc normally did both knees together if both needed to be done, I would rather be in more pain for shorter period of time.

    AFM - Wind again plus 30mph, so dogs did not get walk yesterday, but I did get 30 min on spin bike, plus house cleaning. Supposed to be a nice weekend if breezy, so hope to get out a bit more. Will be spending the weekend packing for trip to WDW. I think Scott is planning to watch Rugby - some big match.

    Pixie dust to all who are in need!

    Have a great day team!
     
  21. es45

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    Good morning!

    Glad this challenge has started! Official weight: 160.8 and my goal is 130.

    Yesterday was the second day of my personal challenge of not eating fast/restaurant food for the month of February. I'm dismayed at how often I would have chosen to out already if not for the challenge.

    Lynn: I love chai tea. What tea brand do you drink? Since I cut out the sugar it has been hard to find one I really like.

    Any one watching the Super Bowl?
     

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