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Gym!

I joined a gym. I got a a personal trainer for three sessions to figure out a routine. My dad made fun of me for it, and two days after my last workout my abs are still killing me.

I'm planning to go back tomorrow, though, because godsdammit, I need to lose weight, get fit, and make the most of the membership, since I'm locked into a year contract.

Hi.

New member survey.
Name: Mike
Location: Oregon
Age: 26
Height: 6′1″
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Apr. 7th, 2008

New member survey.

Name/Age/Location: Kali, 19 years old, Edmonton, Canada

H_E House: Hufflepuff

Weight Loss or Fitness Goals: I’ve started Weight Watchers again this past month – in short, I did it when I was quite a bit younger and lost just over 50 pounds over a year or so. Since then (mostly since I started college) I’ve gained it all back (and perhaps a bit more), and am starting over. I’d like to lose 50+ pounds eventually, and get healthy again (so far I’ve lost about 10 pounds and have been at it for a month).

Favourite Activities: I used to play volleyball and track&field competitively, but since getting to school my exercise level has died out – I just can’t force myself to run, I find it so dull. I do play dodgeball in my residence, and it’s taken pretty seriously, but I don’t think it counts as real exercise. Beyond exercise, I like to read and watch old tv shows (perhaps this is where my weight issues stem from?).

Other Interests and Fandoms: Harry Potter, Buffy/Angel and Firefly, mainly, for fandoms.

Any Neat Links to Share?: I don’t have many, and lovelychucky who joined just before already linked to Dotti's which I love and use all the time… So, other than that, I find Weight Watchers really works for me, so I suppose their main site is quite handy if you’re interested.

Anything Else On Your Mind: I just thought I’d join since I’m trying to lose weight, and could always use the support – the community has been pretty dead lately, but I thought I’d still give it a try!

Feb. 10th, 2008

So, I'm down 17lbs since I started a month ago. That is a lot, but I haven't really done anything but portion control. I'm still eating things I probably shouldn't be. I don't exercise during the week, but I'm still hoping to go swimming sometime. The only day of the week I seem to exercise is Sunday. Also, now that I've been limiting what I eat, I can't eat as much as I used to anyway, so that helps me from overeating.

Weight log:
First date: January 13, 2007 / Weight: 210
Second date: January 20, 2007 / Weight: 202
Third date: January 27, 2007 / Weight: 200
Fourth date: February 10,2007 / Weight: 193

Goal Weight: 180
Dream Weight: 165-170
I lost 2 more lbs this week. I went to the gym today for the first time since last Sunday, and was an even 200, after eating lunch. It is frustrating to weigh this much, because I honestly don't look like I do. I'm... compact? Oh well. Whatever. I did 6 miles on the elliptical, 61 minutes and 41 seconds. Burned 834 calories. I'm hopefully going to give myself an extra 30 minutes in the mornings this week to go and run, because I want to keep a more consistent check on my weight. I want to lose weight, but I don't want it to fall off too quickly. Or maybe I should just buy a scale. Anyway, how is everyone else doing?

Weight log:
First date: January 13, 2007 / Weight: 210
Second date: January 20, 2007 / Weight: 202
Third date: January 27, 2007 / Weight: 200

Random Post:

I started student teaching this week, and in 7 days went from 210lbs to 202lbs. I really didn't do anything out of the ordinary, either. Starting next week, swimming laps a few times a week, and on the days I don't swim, I plan on doing some cardio. I hope that this works for me, because I've gained weight and need to be back on track. I already feel better and in is only 8lbs. I want to see how good I can feel if I lose more.

If any of you want to be awesome, my biggest problem with losing weight is that I lose motivation. I'm going to try and post weekly, just to keep my own mind on the goal, but any advice is welcome. :)
Just a fun little thing I found while browsing Veritaserum.com's front page:

A workout using Deathly Hallows as a weight!

Thought you all might enjoy that. ;] Who knows, I may even try it!

The Biggest Losers: Challenge 2 Log Post

Please comment in this post with your progress from the past week. Like the week before, copy-paste the form below for your respective post, and fill in. All comments will be screened. These will be due on midnight, August 7.

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