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And.I'm.Back!

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Step challenge

I started a fitbit step challenge last Tuesday and we have been doing so well. Currently we have 7 members. So far in April, we have collectively logged: 941,786 steps, 405.51 miles, and 2,823 very active minutes How impressive is that? I think it will be a good week on the scale! If anyone wants to join us for Round Two of our step challenge, please let me know.

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Scale watcher?

Are you a scale watcher? How often are you weighing yourself? Or are you only weighing at JC? I tell myself to only weigh-in at JC, but it's so hard. I weigh myself every day against my better judgment. I'm the type of person that likes instant results. I know that's not logical, but it doesn't stop me from doing it. I mean surely if you are only eating 1200 calories a day and exercising you will lose weight each week. So, in turn, that should mean the scale should move at least a little

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

JC Fitbit Step Challenge starting soon!

We have 5 JCers who have joined the Fitbit JC Step Challenge. We welcome more people to join! If you have a fitibt and want to join in, please send me your email address and I will send you the invite. Myself and my mom, aka "Knockout" Joyner on Fitbit and Be Mini on JC, were on JC before together and both got to our goal weight 7 years ago. We are back on JC now and can't wait to get to goal again! I have hosted numerous step challenges at work and they

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Want a prize?

We have a few people signed up for the fitbit step challenge. If you have a fitbit, please consider signing up. It will be fun and motivating! I will be mailing a free small prize to the first winner. Let's motivate each other!

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Staying active

I went out to eat today with my mom and hubby. We went to Coastal Flats. I didn't get my favorite appetizer (crab fritters)...or any appetizer for that matter. I got the lobster roll (delicious, but I only at half) with salad instead of fries, and corn on the cob. I ate the whole salad with only a little dressing and ate only half the corn on the cob. Before and after we ate my mom and I went mall walking to help make up for the calories. We ended up going to the outlet mall as well and di

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Fellow Fitbiter's up for a step challenge?

Anyone with a fitbit interested in a step challenge? I've started a private group "JC Step Challenge" on the Fitbit website. If you're interested in joining me, message me your email address and I will send you the invite. We can run the challenge for a week or two at a time. The website tracks the leaders on the leaderboard as long as you're syncing your data! Source: Fellow Fitbiter's up for a step challenge?

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Great workout!

I decided today was the day to charge my Fitbit backup, get it on, and jump back on the treadmill and elliptical again! I logged 2 miles on the treadmill. I switched between a faster pace at zero incline and a slower pace at 15 incline. Then I moved over to the elliptical and logged 4 miles at a level 6. Tough workout! Off to a get start on my calorie burn for the week! My goal is to get to 10,000 steps a day minimum.

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

First Weigh-in!

Today was my first weigh-in at JC. I'm so happy to report that I lost 4.8 pounds! It was about half day short of a full week, so I'm thrilled with that number. This week started out a little difficult getting adjusted back to such small portions, but by the end of the week it started to feel normal again. I'm confident that taking the Plexus Slim helped me lose at little extra. I know I can't hope for a number that big every week, but it's great to be off to such a good start. I have my f

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Likes & Dislikes?

I completed 6 miles today...coincidentally on my sixth day of JC. 2 miles on the treadmill and 4 miles on the eliptical. That's pretty impressive since I had the most disgusting breakfast (to me) before my workout--the Ranchero Breakfast Skillet. I will not be purchasing that one again. Here are my JC favorites so far: breakfasts: pancakes, french toast, sunshine sandwich, and cinnamon rolls lunch: chicken sandwich, personal pizza, and turkey burger dinner: fish and chips, and mac &am

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Small changes

Day three has been easy. I went grocery shopping last night and picked up some great fruits and veggies, light chocolate soy milk, and some light ranch dressing. What a difference those items have made since last night! Today with lunch and dinner I had a spinach, carrot, and pickle salad with some low-cal ranch dressing, which really made the meal better. I've been taking the food out of the packaging and putting it on a nice plate with my salad. I think this helps in three ways. One, i

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Feel like I'm cheating!

I saved my milk and fruit from this morning and ate it with my snack tonight. Oh my, was it delicious!! Felt like I was cheating with a big fat dessert! I had light chocolate soy milk, blueberries, and JC chocolate cheesecake. YUMMY!! Made today end on a very pleasant note.

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Day two off to a good start!

I started this morning on a good note! I had my JC pancakes and sausage then decided it was time to get back to an exercise routine! I'm happy to report that I completed 5 miles (3.3 on the treadmill and 1.7 on the eliptical). Not nearly as easy as it used to be. I really need to get some pounds off to get a good pace back! Ate an anytime bar after my workout and either I was really hungry or it tasted good? I.can.do this!

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Day one, again

So I was a JC girl many years ago, July 2006 to be precise, and now I'm back. I've let myself go in the past year and a half, and I'm disappointed. I've stopped running altogether and picked back up on bad eating habits. I actually started running when I was on JC the first time and grew to love it. Since that time, I've run 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, and marathons. I want to run a marathon again. I want to look and feel healthy again. But I know, at this point, I can't do it on my own.

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

8.13 miles

<div style="margin-top: 5px;"><div>So I stuck to the plan and got that workout in.  4.13 miles on the treadmill and 4 miles on the elliptical.  I found a movie on so the time went by pretty fast.  My legs are going to be sore though!  No PAIN no GAIN (oh wait, I'm looking for a loss!)  </div></div> <a href="http://www.extrapounds.com/blog/racegirl/comments/533988/813-miles">Comments(0)</a> Source

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Race Girl

 

Time for a workout!

I started wearing my Fitbit again a few days ago and have made sure I've logged at least 10,000 steps a day. But today it's time for a workout! I've had my delicious JC cinnamon rolls this morning and I'll have my Plexus Slim shortly, then it's time to jump on that treadmill again! Have a great day, everyone! Comments(0) Source

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Back on JC again!

Last week I decided it was time to go back to JC. I've let myself get back to large portions and stopped working out, and that does NOT work for my body! I had my first JC visit last Wednesday and immediately felt a sense of motivation. I went out and bought a food journal and a new water bottle. Since then I've been documenting all of my food and beverage intake and have really increased my water consumption. I also squeezed in three workouts this week. To help assist me in the weight los

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Relapse

I'm feeling such guilt right now.  I just finished dinner at a wonderful restaurant where I shared appetizers, main course, and dessert.  I also had two glasses of wine.  Why, oh why??  My body is already repaying me for my gluttony.  I feel sick and I deserve it!  Lesson learned, wine equals poor decisions! Comments(2) Source

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Feeling old!

I'm feeling old today! My oldest child, Jessica, turns 21 today. It's hard to believe how time flies by. Enjoy life because it passes us by so quickly. It's time to get healthy so life is more enjoyable when we are older. Nobody wants to be sick when they are trying to have fun with their grandbabies! Comments(1) Source

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Weigh-in results

Yesterday was 4 weeks on Plexus Slim Accelerator and I'm down 10.4 pounds, 10.75 inches, and 3% body fat. I'm more than happy with that! Hubby and I went on a hike yesterday and we covered 8.71 miles, including some rough terrain. We really enjoyed it and can't wait to do it again! I can see this becoming a regular habit. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Comments(2) Source

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Hiking

Hubby and I are all packed up and on our way to go hiking! I hope the weather cooperates! There is a chance for rain, but it looks great now. Wish us luck! Comments(1) Source

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

It does get better

I woke up sick yesterday and had to take a day off work. I'm feeling better today, though, AND it's Friday AND I'm off work on Monday! Yay! Even though I was sick yesterday, I finally dragged myself out of bed in the early evening and took a walk with my husband. Then later in the evening my mom and I took a walk. So depsite being sick, I managed to get about 5 miles in. I was very pleased with myself because I could have easily stayed in bed. It's Friday, people! Let's get ready for t

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Great workout tonight

Sweat was pouring off me tonight as I did 30 minutes on the incline trainer, a Jillian Michaels incline program, and then 45 minutes on the treadmill. After that I lifted some weights, did some ab crunches, and then some stretching. I feel great; like I'm getting my old self back. I can't wait to get back into the full swing of running again. I'm so disappointed in myself for stopping in the first place! My eating was on track today as well. I had a thin bagel for breakfast and half of a m

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Retirement equaled weight gain!

So, I've been gone for quite some time and looking at my posts yesterday when I came back, I couldn't really remember why I just stopped blogging one day. Then I looked at a few posts and remembered that I changed jobs and was traveling a lot, so I just didn't have time at first and then as time passed, I must have forgotten all about it. It's been 4 years!! A lot has happened in 4 years. I noticed my weight was around 141 when I left. Strangely, I maintained that weight for most of those f

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

Week 5 on Plexus Slim Accelerator

Week 5 (7 Oct -13 Oct 12) Plexus Slim Review I'm getting back to my active self. I logged approximately 24 miles on the treadmill this week and 8 miles hiking. My endurance and speed are improving. So what did all of this do for my weight you ask? Well, I actually gained almost a pound this week. However, my body fat dropped .7% this week, so I'm not upset. I know I'm gaining muscle with all the running, and I also dropped another 3/4 of an inch. So total my body fat is down 3.6% and I've los

Race Girl

Race Girl

 

I'm starting to feel like the old me (or the younger me)

Since dropping 10 pounds, I am reenergized and I'm getting back to my old self. Although I had a relapse on Monday and went back to terrible eating for one meal, I vowed that evening to make up for it. And I did! Tuesday through Thursday of this week I have logged just shy of 18.50 miles on the treadmill and incline trainer. Yes, 18.5 miles in 3 days! That's the old me that I know. I forgive myself for Monday and pat myself on the back for Tuesday through Thursday! Happy Friday, everyone.

Race Girl

Race Girl

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