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I'm gearing up for a new challenge starting May 1st. I've come close to my goal only to come to a screeching halt. It's time to really challenge myself to finish. I want to be at my goal weight by July 30th (my birthday).

My goals for the next three months broken down by month:

Track everything I eat (I mean everything)
For the first two weeks I will be doing the induction phase of the Atkin's Diet 20g of net carbs a day from a salad (only for the first two weeks) Then start OWL Phase where I add 5g net carbs from the carb ladder weekly until I stop losing weight thus reaching my CCLL (Critical Carbohydrate Level for Losing weight).
By the end of May, I want to be able to run a whole mile (nonstop)
Do 60 minutes of cardio 6 days a week (Wednesday off) I want to alternate from inside workout and outside workouts
Do 30 minutes of strenght training 2 days a week (I have to be creative with this one)
By the end of May, I want to have shed 10 lbs.

Continue to track everything I eat
Continue on the OWL phase (I should be on rung 5 of the ladder) During this month I should find my CCLL (Critical Carbohydrate Level for Losing) which is the total number of carbs I can eat and still lose weight.
I will continue to do 60 minutes of cardio a day (Sundays off) and 30 minutes strength training two days a week
By the end of June I would like to have shed five pounds

Continue to track food
During this month, I will be working on the PreMaintenance phase which I will increase number of net grams of carbs by 10 each week. During this month I should find my ACE (Atkins Carbohydrate Equillibrium) which is the total number of net carbs I can eat and maintain my weight. Continue the previous exercise plan, with addition to running two miles nonstop
By the July 30th I want to be between 120 and 125. I'll be happy with either number.

So for the entirety of the challenge I want to have lost between 15 and 22 pounds.

Member Since: 11/26/2006

Fitness Minutes: 397

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 50 pounds total to reach my ideal weight.

My Program:
Currently I'm doing the Atkins Diet and walking and taebo.

Personal Information:
Scherita, KY

Other Information:
My hobbies are writing and reading. I have published my first book.

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    Just wanted to let you know that I'll be praying everything goes well with your husbands surgery!!

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    4121 days ago
    Hey! I wanted to say that I totally know how it feels to "level off" for a week in weight loss. But that is okay, because next week will be better! I also use the Walk Away The Pounds DVDs for my cardio. May I ask which ones you use? (since you say that you just follow the workout for the week). I have a couple that have 5 days of walking, but I like to pump that up and add in one of her 3 or 4 mile walks. They are challenging, but so worth it if you can make it to the end!

    Good luck in this next week! We'll do better! emoticon emoticon

    4152 days ago
  • v no profile image MARIAMAG
    Hello Scherita! Thanks for creating this challenge, it really gives me motivation!

    4166 days ago
    Hey there! I was looking thru your pics and saw that your profile pic is from the cover of your book. How cool is that--a book published when you were in HS. I would love to hear more about it.

    WELCOME BACK TO BLC! We ARE going to finish this off! LETS GO GIRL!
    4224 days ago
  • v KELFGG
    hey girl!
    I just dropped by your page and have noticed that you've already lost 36 POUNDS!!! that is quite an accomplishment! dont you forget it ;)
    4304 days ago
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