Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge Day!

Today is the end of the EIGHTH week of Biz's Holiday 2011 Challenge and the end of the SEVENTH week of Give Yourself the Best Gift and the Christmas Dress Challenge! (All buttons are on my sidebar but you can just click the links to get to their blogs OR click the links above!)

Here we go!


  • Drink 64 oz of water daily: YES!
  • Exercise at least one hour 7 days/week: YES!
  • Keep daily calories between 1200 and 1400: YES!
  • Post daily exercise and food on YES!
  • Post weekly results: YES!
  • No food after 8:00 pm: Check!
  • Eat slower: Doing a little better here actually.
  • Three days of strength training exercises: NO! Forgot all about it. DANG IT!   

Here's the calorie breakdown:
  • Monday: 1235
  • Tuesday: 1253
  • Wednesday: 1252
  • Thursday: 1337
  • Friday: 1218
  • Saturday: 1084
  • Sunday:1218

Total calories for the week: 8597   
Total CARDIO for the week: 34.41 miles AND 13.05 hours
Weight total for Biz's Holiday Challenge 2011 week EIGHT: -2 lb (for a EIGHT week total of: -16.5 lbs)
Weight total for Give Yourself the Best Gift and Christmas Dress Challenge week SEVEN: -2 lb (for a SEVEN week total of: -14.5 lbs)
NOTE: the extra walking is going well except that the early evening crowd is out there for socializing NOT exercising and I'm about to get rude. We've also got to figure out the best time --you know AFTER the people go home but BEFORE dark. Regardless, the amount of miles covered and the number of hours increased and I do like that!

Remember y'all: One day at a time!


  1. You are doing great on all your challenges! Doing better than I, but that's another story! LOL Don't forget to link up your post.

  2. You are SO on target with your plan! 2 pounds a week is a great goal. So I'm thinking that I could lose 6 pounds by Thanksgiving? Why do those holidays fill me with dread when it comes to the social eating thing!

  3. Good going! Healthy loss! One day at a time.

  4. Good going!

    We don't have tests after we get our licenses here either (unless you're banned from driving for doing something bad and have to retake it after), I'm trying to get my license. We don't have anything like driver's ed/a school programme here, so if you want to drive you learn it yourself. I never wanted to, but I've gotten to the point where I need to now, so when I say 'driving test' it is my license I'm talking about.

  5. Keep at it Pam!! Way to go! Can't wait to hear about the gluten free Thanksgiving feast! :)

  6. skinny- Thanks!

    Thrice- Thanks! I did link up- hope you got it!

    Judy- You should be able to do that! I'm finally over the social eating thing. Finally being the key word. LOL

    Sarah- thanks!

    Bluezy- Thanks! Yep, healthy is what I'm going for!

    TC- Wow, I would have gone NUTS without my license! I had things to do and places to go---away from my parents. LOL

    Betty- I've started keeping my ear buds in too! Seriously, I'm not even dressed like I'm out there to talk! LOL

    Jessica- Thanks! I hope it turns out good! I'm a little nervous about the dressing.

  7. You are doing marvellously, Eve! As steadily as you are losing mass and toning up, so I'm gaining and turning into a jelly. I takes such self discipline and determination and I admire you hugely for sticking to your programme and goals!

  8. Wow - you're doing a great job Pam! Keep up the good work! Enjoy your Day! Hugs x

  9. You are so amazing. I get so excited to see you doing so good. I cheer you on every morning when I go outside to walk. I enjoy seeing all of the weight you are loosing. I am so amazed that you loose every week.

  10. Another two pound loss! You are just rocking these challenges. Great exercise, too.

  11. You have really kicked this challenge's butt! Impressive! Keep it up! you are an inspiration!

  12. I really enjoy reading about your progress and applauding your success. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  13. Desiree- The real test begins at Thanksgiving and ends on New Years Day. Wish me luck!

    Eva- Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the holidays!

    FG- I'm so glad you're still out walking! There have been a couple of weeks that the scale didn't move up or down. But I'll take that too!

    Megan- I will hop over there in just a bit!

    Michele- Stepping up the exercise is making a difference! Thanks!

    Rochelle- Thank you so much! We'll see how well I do once the holidays kick in though!

    Beverly- Thanks so much! All of your support is very much appreciated!

  14. You're doing great! I recently got in touch with a trainer to get some tips are getting motivated and working with medical conditions.

    Good luck through the holidays!

  15. Good job!
    Self discipline is difficult but is typically the most rewarding.


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