Monday, December 5, 2011

Challenge Day!

***The winner of the MyMemories software and today's 25 Days of Christmas blogshare post are at the bottom of this post! ***

Today is the end of the TWELFTH week of Biz's Holiday 2011 Challenge and the end of the ELEVENTH 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: YES!
  • Eat slower: Sometimes.
  • Three days of strength training exercises: YES- in the form of getting decorations from the attic and moving the boxes here, there, and everyfreakingwhere.   
Here's the calorie breakdown:
  • Monday: 1284
  • Tuesday:1391
  • Wednesday:1131
  • Thursday: 1226
  • Friday: 1309
  • Saturday: 1281
  • Sunday: 1245

Total calories for the week:8867
Total CARDIO for the week: 27.2 miles AND 9.53 hours
Weight total for Biz's Holiday Challenge 2011 week TWELVE: -3 lb (for a TWELVE week total of: -20.5 lbs) *Remember, this is a two week weigh in since the batteries crapped out last week. 
Weight total for Give Yourself the Best Gift and Christmas Dress Challenge week ELEVEN: -3 lb (for an ELEVEN week total of: -18.5 lbs) *Remember, this is a two week weigh in since the batteries crapped out last week. 

Remember y'all: One day at a time!

The winner of the MyMemories Suite 2 digital software is:

Entry #18 Mrs. Claus at Like Christmas Every Day! Congrats!

Today's blog post for the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare is from Lori at Bleak 2 Unigue---

 Gather 'round, grab a chair and join me in making a wonderful Christmas memory...A Christmas ornament that can be made to fit any style or decor using almost any family treasure. Our family has been making our heirloom ornaments for over 50 years, and now I would like to share a tutorial so you can make your own family heirloom for Christmas!  ( Mouse over image below)

A Sample of what you can do!

December Blogshare LineUp!

December 1st - Tots and Me -

December 2nd - Vodka and Motherhood

December 3rd - Your Mama Said What

December 4th - Happy Go Lucky Harvey

December 5th - Bleak 2 Unique

December 6th - Pargas Junkyard

December 7th By the Brook Designs

December 8th - Radcrafter

December 9th - Pounds 4 Pennies

December 10th -. Smitten by Abigail

December 11th - Empty Nest

December 12th - Tiaras and Bowties - Think Smink

December 13th - The Freshman Cook

December 14th - The Bunnies of Christmas by Mary Ellen

December 15th - My Simple Walk

December 16th - Clipper Girls Saving Spot

December 17th - Musings From a Sahm

December 18th - Larissa Hill

December 19th - Coupons for Wisconsin

December 20th - Allergy Free Cookery

December 21st - Liz Finding My Own Life

December 22nd - A is A Family

December 23rd - Lee Me and the Girls

December 24th - My Crazy Bliss

Merry Christmas to All!


  1. Merry Christmas to me!! I am soo excited!

    I actually had to "borrow" my son's computer to do all the entries while we were riding in the car. Thanks Skittles!

    Yay, yay, yay!!

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. I can't wait to dive in to digital scrapbooking!

  2. Congrats to Mrs. Claus. How appropriate is that name?!
    Congrats also to you for the 3 lb. loss! That terrific! Keep up the good work!

  3. MC- I hope you love it as much as I do! I haven't even figured everything out yet but I'm still having fun!

    Betty- Isn't her name appropriate?! Thanks! We're getting there--slowly but surely!

  4. I love reading your challenge progress! You're fantastic!

  5. Congrats....that number on the scale just keeps on going down.....woohoo!!

  6. You are an inspiration! Congrats on all the healthy changes.

  7. Judy- Thank you so much! I always appreciate your encouragment!

    skinny-I definitely prefer when it goes down instead of up! LOL Thanks!

    Betty- Thank you! We all feel so much better!

  8. You are kicking ass Pam!! 20.5 pounds in 12 weeks - woot!

  9. Biz- I'm so glad to see that weight go away I can't even tell you! Thanks so much for hosting the challenge!

  10. Just like the Little Engine that Could, you just keep on keeping on. You are my hero. Please give Tucker a big hug for me.:)

  11. You are a rock star! Keep going strong!

  12. We don't make these but we do have some on our tree that hubs made as a kid...they are not as pretty as yours but they are special in their own way : )

  13. Michele- Tucker always loves hugs from you! And I always love your comments!

    Michele- Thank you so much!

    Joyce- We don't have any like those either. They do remind me of some my grandmother had on her tree when I was little. My favorites are the ones the lovelies made while they were growing up!

  14. you have a lot going on Wed.. I loved your plant..
    Have a great day..

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