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💜AUGUST 2019 CHALLENGE💜



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Hello August!!!
Today is my husband's birthday, father's birthday and preop class. I did wake up 30 mins early because I was looking forward to the day.

As much research as I've done, going through the class solidified the realness of this surgery and subsequent lifestyle change for me. I desperately want to succeed so I'm anxious and the 30 mins early awakening helped me practice some mindfulness meditation and reframing.

Side B: I'm definitely a night owl! Definitely!

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1. This month, my personal goals are to figure out the forever diet, add another workout day and stop weighing every day.

2. VSG 5 mos post-op

3. 233 BMI 35 - OMG its down 12 points!

4. Fun fact: I started learning to play the violin at 48.

(I was going to say I lived in Kenny Rogers' barn but that doesn't beat flirting with Brad Pitt.)

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Hey guys. Cardio is about to happen. Heading off to a suspend class in Pilates and it’s definitely fast-paced.

Lol, my Brad Pitt disclaimer:
I honestly had zero idea who he was at the time. It was 1991 and there wasn’t an internet then. 🤣🤣
Besides, I was young and fit and trim back in those days (oh to be 23 and weigh 128 pounds and be a size 6 again...)

Oh well, the reality is that today I’m 50 and will never be that young or cute again, but I’m a helluva lot wiser.

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Goal #1- Stay focused on me. I'm a problem solver. I tend to try and solve all of the family problems. Then I get "lost" in there, not taking care of me.

Goal #2- Learn to accept the compliments on my weight loss. I still get uncomfortable, but I'm getting better.

Goal #3- Get to goal of 135. Not going to stress over it. I had about a 4 week stall. Went crazy over it! Then decided not to worry about it. Lost weight! Go figure!!😄

Side question. I'm definitely a Meadowlark. I'm up every morning by 0400. In bed by 7:30 -8:00pm!

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5 hours ago, Stella S said:

Hello August. Last night was a new moon which means new beginnings. My goal is to drop 6 lbs. to 130 lbs. I gained a little over 10 pounds following plastics and think this is totally doable as also swelling will decrease. I am 5’5” and weigh 136.4 as of this morn. I was sleeved in 2015 and lost about 105. Goal is-125 lbs. I was maintaining until June PS. Fun fact: I held a job as a shadow dancer in a nightclub.

If you don't mind me asking, how long ago did you get it done and what did you get done? (I'm booked for an arm lift in December and my ears prick up whenever I hear/read about someone with plastics experiences....)

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Cardio done: Completed 60 mins of spin class!! Thanks to this challenge I went back to gym after having not returned since family got back from vacation[emoji4][emoji4]

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I'm here. I hope I can commit, because I've done it 2x and didn't participate. I'm sorry🥺

I'm Barb and I had the vsg on 2-25. I'm coming up on 6bmonths post-op and have lost 73 pounds. My weight loss is moving very slow even though I should be losing more. I track my food and steps so I'm ok with that. I have had a few stalls and it gets worrisome.

I Would like to lose 8 pounds, but 5 would be great. Anything moving downward is a plus!

I weight 265 and my BMI is 42.1

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I used to think I was a night owl but since instituting a strictish bedtime of 11pm if I stay up later I get exhausted. I guess I'm a hummingbird then??

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1. Personal goal 5 pounds

2. Sleeve - losing my maintaining bounce weight (10 pounds up)

3. Weight 140 BMI 23

4. Fun fact about yourself: Two years and never talked to my secret gym crush. I get to admire from afar...*sigh*

Cardio and 45 min strength training - Glute day.

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1. Personal goal 5 pounds
2. Sleeve - losing my maintaining bounce weight (10 pounds up)
3. Weight 140 BMI 23
4. Fun fact about yourself: Two years and never talked to my secret gym crush. I get to admire from afar...*sigh*

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I'm in!

Personal goal is to lose enough this month to set myself up for breaking into onederland in September. (Of course, I'd love to pull that off this month but I want to be realistic.)

Gastric sleeve, losing, 7.5 months post op. Current weight 212 and BMI is 39.

Fun fact: I used to ride in horse shows.

Yesterday, I woke up 40 minutes early and I did complete 30 minutes of cardio. Today, I woke a bit early and went to the gym a tad early so I got the 20 minutes of strength training in on top of my daily cardio. So, yes, I'm onto the challenges. I just finished a book last night so I'll have to think about what I want to read next that might also inspire me.

B-side - I would say these days that I am a morning lark.

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Day 2. Read an inspiring book. I can’t do that in one day! I am reading the book “The View from Flyover Country “ by Sarah Kendzior. It is a very eye opening read to say the least.

I haven’t decided what I’m doing to workout today, I have a ton of stuff to do but I’ll fit something in. I finally nailed down the personal trainer and I’m meeting with him next Tuesday. I’m looking forward to getting back into a gym routine vs. just winging it.

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4 hours ago, Healthy_life2 said:

4. Fun fact about yourself: Two years and never talked to my secret gym crush. I get to admire from afar...*sigh*

Maybe flash the crush with those spectacular legs of yours....

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Hello Beauties 🙌

Day 2 is Read an inspiring book

But reading an entire book in one day is not realistic... so instead I propose Starting a book Please let us know which one and even why you chose it

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