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Friday Challenge - Participation Required [Dec. 14th, 2007|08:16 am]
Dieting Support: Weight Loss Challenges

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Hello Red Team

It's time again for another FRIDAY CHALLENGE! 

catchafalling   's Challenge Questions are:

How long do you exercise in a normal day?

What exercise that you do burns the most calories?

And finally, how does the amount of calories you eat dictate how long you work out?


My challenge for the Red Team this week

Pick at least one exercise that you've never done, or don't do often, and do that exercise at least once this week. Next friday, I will ask you all which activity you picked, how many times you tried it, and for your feedback on that activity. 

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My answers to

catchafalling's questions: 

I try to walk at least 40 minutes a day. 

Honestly, all I do is walk. It's worked well so far - I feel like I've lost a good amount of weight in a proper amount of time. My legs are firming up and I'm preventing "office job butt" from setting in. I walk at a fast past, and burn about 140 calories a day. 

Sometimes, if I've overdone it on a meal or a snack, I will go out for an extra walk, or go up and down the 9 flights of stairs at my work, to help burn some extra calories away. Most of the time, though, I watch my calorie intake and eat according to my exercise, not the other way around. 


And, again, because I have to email my weigh-in early, here are my stats for team reference: 

name: Jenifer 
age: 27 
height: 5'6" 
SW(starting weight, from the first weigh-in): 186 
Last Week's weight: 183 lbs 
CW(current weight, what you weigh this week): 183 lbs 
weight loss/gain from last weigh-in: 0 lbs 
Total loss for the challenge: -3 lbs 
weight loss goal for challenge: 15 lbs 

*Please note - when I bought my new digital scale this week, on Saturday, right after my last official weigh-in, I weighed-in at 184, not 183. My analog/dial scale was a pain in the butt and hard to read, which is why I bought a new one, but I know I really lost one pound. Since I officially weighed-in on my old scale, however, I have to be fair and honest, and use the numbers that I have. My weight also fluctuated alot this week, dropping to 181.5 and then up to 185!! I'm calling it a draw, but I apologize for not having a loss to add to our score this week. weekly goals: 

1. diet related -- I gave into temptation a couple times this week, not a lot, but enough to piss me off, and I DO NOT want to do that again this week. I'm stronger than that, and I have a team I do not want to let down! I didn't do terrible this week, but... 
2. exercise related -- Again, I still need to find something to do at home. Now, it's the SNOW, not just the cold, that's hindering my daily walking. :( 
3. personal/healthy habit development -- finish Christmas shopping/wrapping, mail out presents for out-of-state family, write and mail Christmas cards, clean the house, set up the Christmas tree, buy stockings and stuffers, go to office holiday party, find time to breathe...

PS - LJ sucks for formatting sometimes!! I'm so frustrated right now!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, and I was in such a good mood earlier...

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[User Picture]From: odetomutilation
2007-12-14 04:59 pm (UTC)
Is this the challenge that's required for everyone, or is this just for the red team?
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From: r383cc48
2007-12-14 05:09 pm (UTC)
This is just for red team. Immediatement(sp?), should be posting the one for us sometime soon.
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[User Picture]From: razberri_swirl
2007-12-14 05:41 pm (UTC)
The Red team - I'm sorry if I didn't make it as clear as I thought I had - The whole post is for the red team, which is why I kept putting "Red Team" in red, to differentiate between other team leader posts.

Sorry to be confusing.
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[User Picture]From: odetomutilation
2007-12-14 06:02 pm (UTC)
It wasn't confusing, I'm just dumb :)
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[User Picture]From: healthy_is_best
2007-12-14 06:54 pm (UTC)
How long do you exercise in a normal day?

Anywhere from 45mins - 1 hour

What exercise that you do burns the most calories?�

Jogging/fast paced walking

And finally, how does the amount of calories you eat dictate how long you work out?

I try to only eat around 1200-1300 on days I don't exercise whereas if I do exercise, I eat around 1400-1500.
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[User Picture]From: whattheywant
2007-12-14 07:00 pm (UTC)
How long do you exercise in a normal day?

45 min to 1.5 hours. Depends on how I feel

What exercise that you do burns the most calories?�

Jogging or step class. I am focusing on preparing for a 5k so I train for that about 3 times a week

And finally, how does the amount of calories you eat dictate how long you work out?

I do WW and they allow you to eat a few more points when you exercise and earn them.
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[User Picture]From: yumyumberries
2007-12-15 05:45 am (UTC)
i used to go to the gym all the time.

since i've been studying abroad, and don't have access to a real gym, i've just been biking to school, walking, and sometimes running (lately I havent had much time to.) running probably burns the most calories tho. occasionally i do lunges and crunches.
when i go back home tho I am really looking forward to going back to my gym and using the weight machines again! (i go home next friday!)
In a normal day here tho, I bike about 40 minutes total to and from the school.. and probably walk another 20 minutes.

if i overeat a bit, I'll decide to go for a walk or something. plus i just love walking and being outside.


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[User Picture]From: hello_stranger5
2007-12-15 08:41 pm (UTC)
How long do you exercise in a normal day?
30 minutes. 1 hour when i feel specially good, but i haven't even made it to the gym in ages :(

What exercise that you do burns the most calories?
jogging

And finally, how does the amount of calories you eat dictate how long you work out?

it doesn't really. i keep my food issues separate from workouts just because i'm still trying to sort them out. i did like that exercising helped me make better eating choices however.
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[User Picture]From: cherrykissies
2007-12-16 01:49 am (UTC)
How long do you exercise in a normal day?
I used to run anywhere from 3-6 miles a day. Then I decided that wasn't working and need to cut that down to 30 mins of high-intensity interval running. But then finals started so I haven't been to the gym in like two weeks. Oops.

What exercise that you do burns the most calories?
Running.

And finally, how does the amount of calories you eat dictate how long you work out?

It doesn't.
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