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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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  • v LORI2562
    Stopping by to wish you the best of luck with the rest of the Spring Into Action BLC
    and to leave behind a little Tangerine love! emoticon emoticon

    Small positive decisions done consistently will lead to big positive life change’s. The key is consistency!
    — william paisley (@YourPocketGuru)

    2466 days ago
  • v JSAMMONS1981
    stopping by for week 5 challenge from amazing amethyst. have a great day!!
    2466 days ago
    Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a LIGHT that is in exact proportion to them will fold the soul…..Simone Wief

    Hoping that day is soon...Have a great week!!
    Deb Sister Sapphire
    2467 days ago
  • v LORIE2014
    Everyday is a good day to SUCCEED ~ wishing you success with the BL Spring Into Action Challenge!
    Congratulations on your success so far, you're doing awesome!
    Lorie from Black Panthers team
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    2467 days ago
    Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
    -Joseph Addison

    I hope you are having a great week! Good luck with weigh-in tomorrow! :)

    -Fellow Sapphire Sister

    2467 days ago
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