Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday

Scripture Study: Read 2 Nephi Chapters 14-18 (5 pages)

Activity: Ran 2 miles. Walked 0.5 mile to warm up and cool down. Stretched.

(2.5 miles for the day)

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Goals:

  • Daily Scripture Study and Prayer (6 pages/day)
  • Finish reading the Book of Mormon by 1 January 2015
  • Exercise at least 3 times each week (logging 10 miles)
  • Run/Walk 100 miles by 1 January 2015

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Tuesday Report - Week #1

We've completed our first week,
and I think every one of us should be proud!
Here's what we've been up to!

(Click here to see everyone's goals)

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Ariana aka "The Cake Runner"


Update: I'm happy with how I did this week, even though I didn't quite reach my goals. I averaged almost 6 pages every day while reading The Book of Mormon. Reading the scriptures every day really helps me feel happier. I did reach my goal of exercising 3 times during the week, but I only ran/walked 5.5 total miles. (I want to get to 10 miles each week.)

It's hard to find a long enough time to exercise between the needs of our baby and other children. Another thing that has made it difficult is that being overweight makes it SO much harder to run, and it takes a lot longer to go the same distance I used to be able to run quickly. I know the more I exercise, the easier it will become.

6 Weeks After Delivery                    8 Weeks After Delivery
170 lbs.                                              165 lbs.

        

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Chelsea aka "The B-Ball Beauty"


Update: I did not meet either one of my goals this week! :( I only worked out twice, and I only read scriptures 4 days. I am more determined to do better next week!

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Aubrie aka "The Delightful Dixie Chick"


Update: So last week I did service for some guys in my ward by doing their dishes and cleaned their kitchen. I stayed pretty active this week but there were some days that I didn't want to do anything. I am going to try to be even better this week.

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Amber aka "The Charming Chemist"


Update: I've been working on Integrity #3. There were a bunch of scriptures to read as part of it, and I'm almost done. Christian James and I will finish reading the last of it tonight. And I've still been working on the experience from last week. Thanks for helping to keep me motivated on this!

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Becca and Daniel
aka "The Dynamic Duo"


Update:  I've worked out a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Daniel has run 2 miles. I tell you, it's tough with a little baby (who I'm pretty sure is teething). I'm starting to see why developing good habits earlier in life is so important!

Last Week:  My weight is 160 and Daniel's is 177.5. I've worked out 1 hour total so far. I would have done more, but my legs were so sore that I honestly almost collapsed when standing up for a couple days. Tomorrow it's back to the grindstone. Daniel hasn't started his challenge yet. 



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The Helper

 

Update: I helped Mom a lot this week. One of the things I am the best at is calming our baby when she is crying. Mom was trying to do the dishes, and Sweet Baby started crying in her bouncy seat. I was able to make her happy by putting my arms around her and bouncing her just the right amount. Mom was able to finish the dishes and the baby was happy!


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The Impeccable Party Planner


Update: I did not even start. I will do better this week!

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Melanni aka "The Diva of Design"


Update: I stuck to my only eating one treat for 5 days, but cheated on Thursday and Saturday. People have been really nice and brought us meals and desserts so it's been hard to not be tempted!

My scripture reading has been awesome since I have been tied to nursing the baby around the clock:) I think it has helped me keep my sanity (for the most part) this week. 

I went from 144 pounds to 136 pounds this week. I think the dramatic weight loss will come to a halt this week, though. I'll probably actually have to work to lose the last 11 pounds.

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Riannon aka "The Motivational Marathoner"


Update: This week was a great week! I exercised six times this week as planned, although I didn't do the long run like I will most weeks, because I ran a half marathon on Saturday and had several blisters. My half marathon time was 2:00 even, so that lets me know I need to shave off six minutes from that to reach my goal time. 

I am down 2 lbs this week towards my weight loss goal of 4 lbs by the end of the year. 

Off to a good start!

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We have two new contributors this week!
Welcome, Becca and Becky!

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Becca aka "The Sunshine Swimmer"



Weekly Goals: Get up early M-F.  Read scriptures first thing in the morning. Go swimming 3x/week, and exercise at home 3x per week.

Year-End Goals: Don't eat any refined sugar all the way until the end of the year. I'll re-evaluate at that point to see if it's made a difference.

Long-term Goal: Reach a healthy weight.

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Becky aka "Mayhem Momma"


Short-term Goals: 
1. Workout 5 times per week.
2. Portion control 7 days a week!
3. No 'in house' cheating on the family's whole food diet.

Long-term Goals: 
1. Strengthen core muscles overall to support spine. 
2. Obtain a healthier weight.


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Thank you all for sharing your goals and updates!
I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday

Scripture Study: Read 2 Nephi Chapters 12-13 (3 pages)

Activity: Shared our talents with each other for Family Home Evening. The Historian showed us some break dancing, Miss Sunshine sang "Let It Go," Twirly Girl and Miss Sunshine acted out the "The sky's awake, so I'm awake" scene from Frozen. It was so fun!

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Goals:

  • Daily Scripture Study and Prayer (6 pages/day)
  • Finish reading the Book of Mormon by 1 January 2015
  • Exercise at least 3 times each week (logging 10 miles)
  • Run/Walk 100 miles by 1 January 2015

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday

Scripture Study: Read 2 Nephi Chapters 9-11 (9 pages)

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Goals:

  • Daily Scripture Study and Prayer (6 pages/day)
  • Finish reading the Book of Mormon by 1 January 2015
  • Exercise at least 3 times each week (logging 10 miles)
  • Run/Walk 100 miles by 1 January 2015

Saturday

Scripture Study: Read 2 Nephi Chapters 6-8 (4 pages)

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Goals:

  • Daily Scripture Study and Prayer (6 pages/day)
  • Finish reading the Book of Mormon by 1 January 2015
  • Exercise at least 3 times each week (logging 10 miles)
  • Run/Walk 100 miles by 1 January 2015

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday

Scripture Study: Read 2 Nephi Chapters 3-5 (7 pages)

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Goals:

  • Daily Scripture Study and Prayer (6 pages/day)
  • Finish reading the Book of Mormon by 1 January 2015
  • Exercise at least 3 times each week (logging 10 miles)
  • Run/Walk 100 miles by 1 January 2015

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday

Scripture Study: 2 Nephi Chapters 1-2 (7 pages)

Activity: 30 minutes of yoga/stretching video

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Goals:

  • Daily Scripture Study and Prayer (6 pages/day)
  • Finish reading the Book of Mormon by 1 January 2015
  • Exercise at least 3 times each week (logging 10 miles)
  • Run/Walk 100 miles by 1 January 2015

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday

Scripture Study: Read 1 Nephi Chapters 20-22 (6 pages)

Activity: On the treadmill, walked 0.25 mile, ran 2 miles in 27:15, then ran another 0.5 mile in 7 minutes. Walked 0.25 mile to cool down. Sweet Baby woke up and started to cry as soon as I started to stretch after the run. A nursing baby does not give you much time to change, workout, and shower. LOL!

(3 miles for the day)

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Goals:

  • Daily Scripture Study and Prayer (6 pages/day)
  • Finish reading the Book of Mormon by 1 January 2015
  • Exercise at least 3 times each week (logging 10 miles)
  • Run/Walk 100 miles by 1 January 2015