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Q3 Challenge

Highest Weight: 340
Starting Q3 Challenge Weight: 265
Starting Q3 Challenge Date: 1July 2014
Goal Weight for the Q2 Challenge: 240

Post weight in pounds:
Week 1 ____ (7/7) .....263.4
Week 2 ____ (7/14)....262.2
Week 3 ____ (7/21)
Week 4 ____ (7/28)....259.0
Week 5 ____ (8/4) .....256.4
Week 6 ____ (8/11)
Week 7 ____ (8/18)
Week 8 ____ (8/25) ....253
Week 9 ____ (9/1)
Week 10 ___ (9/8)
Week 11 ___ (9/15)
Week 12 ___ (9/22)
Week 13 ___ (9/30)
15 March '14 - Thanks to a plant strong lifestyle with lots of green juices and whole freggies with NO dairy, NO gluten and very little animal products, I have lost 75 lbs since my that last entry below. I am stronger and have more energy and feel more ALIVE than I have in at least ten years. Look out world; I'm BACK! 2014 is going to ROCK!

17 Aug '13 - I'm over 50, fatter and weaker than I've ever been or dreamed of being. I have to go all out with no reservations one time because I won't last long if something doesn't change in a big way. No dithering over whether I will be able to have this or that because living and feeling alive are more important than ANYTHING I put in my mouth.

"We have to change our thinking from, 'I want that but it's bad so I can't have it.' to 'I CAN have that but it's bad so I don't want it!'"
~~Jason Vale

More than half of all Americans die of heart disease, cancer, diabetes. These are all linked to our diet in one way or another.
"If you do what most Americans do and eat what most Americans eat, how can you expect a different outcome?
~~Alejandro Junger

Member Since: 8/17/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,350

My Goals:
My 10% goals:
(Starting wt 8/23/13 - 340)

1. 34 lbs (306) MET 10/21/13
2. 30.5 lbs (275.5) MET 2/11/14
3. 27.5 lbs (248)
4. 25 lbs (223)
5. 22 lbs (201)
6. 20 lbs (181)
7. 18 lbs (163)

My Program:
Gluten free, sugar free, dairy free. 90% plant-based.
Intermittent juice fasting.

3 days @120-180min in the swimming pool.
3 days @30-60min ST.

If I can't get to the pool, do video at home.

Personal Information:
51 years old, born in Cali, raised an Okie, married for 27 years to a truck driver, 5 kids and 8 (soon to be 9) grandkids from ages 1 to 11. Christian, Libertarian, believes in personal liberty to choose our own faith, path, lives, and loves.

Other Information:
BEST things for motivation and education about my chosen path:
Forks Over Knives (documentary)
"The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (documentary)
"Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman and
"Clean" by Alejandro Junger

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    2251 days ago
    I think its WAY more important to ENJOY the race than to run it! The issue with running is that quite often the excitement and energy of the crowd encourages you to run too fast and you run out of energy before the end of the race. Much better to go a nice steady pace and finish loving the experience!! emoticon
    2444 days ago
    How is your training coming along? Remember its ok to WALK a race - lots of people do it! The energy of the race will inspire you - I can't wait to see your blog about it!! Hugs, Marilyn
    2445 days ago
    You will have so much fun at the race with your daughters, that you forget that you were scared in the first place.
    In my experience, I never ran the entire way in 'fun' races because everyone is just having so much fun, that you want to pause and take it all in!
    Besides these races are filled with walkers!

    Just go and HAVE FUN!!!

    Will be routing for you.

    2476 days ago
    Have a great time at the emoticon in August. You will do just fine. Enjoy the moment and have a great time. emoticon
    2479 days ago
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