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perfect 10: week 5

- Walk 12 miles a week (done)
- Do front (2x60) and side (1x30/side) planks 3 days a week. (done)
- Keep on our budget. (done)
- Hit and exceed my initial weight loss goal--and start a new one. (Want to finish this soon. I have no clue, though, sincce I haven't weighed myself since Monday--scary!)
- Read 4 books (done with one and 3/4 way through another)
- Only use my horn for avoiding traffic collisions. (done)
- Cook dinner at home 4 times a week (done)
- Go on 3 hikes (none yet, but there's still time)

Interesting tidbit: in my youth, we used to spend 2 weeks in the summer camping around Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. We'd tool around in a huge van. In a change from current methods, the van only had 2 seats with seatbelts (my dad's and my mom's); the rest of us just kinda lounged in the back of the van on foam and sleeping bags. Not sure if that was even legal then (and definitely not now!). Oh yeah, we also had a make-shift milk jug urinal that was bolted to the inside of the van with a tube going down into the wheel well. Too much info??

Challenge Challenges:
South Beach Steve: Tabata Jacks
Call Me Ishmael: Double Crunches
Call Me Ishmael: The BW Matrix
Anonymous: Jumping Rope
Kimberley: Swimming Pool
Josie: Yoga
Shelli Belly: Kettlebells (may or may not do this, since I (and my gym) don't have these)
Natalie: Burpees

There's still time to put me to work. Add a comment here until I hit my goal. You can add a new one every day!

Challenge Challenge: tabata jacks with a score of 25 (I think I scored it right...the lowest count of any cycle, right, Steve?) 
1- 15 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Stationary Bike
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
2 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
30 sit ups
Walk 3 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

4- 15 minute sessions on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
3- 20 minute session on the Stationary Bike
4- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
3 set of 2- 60 second planks
6 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
210 sit ups
Walk 14 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
2 Dates with Anna

Weekly Calories:
Saturday: 2,150 Calories
Sunday: 2,000 Calories
Monday: 1,485 Calories
Tuesday: 1,750 Calories
Wednesday: 1,950 Calories
Thursday: 1,980 Calories
Friday: 840 Calories

Total Week: 12,155 Calories (Average daily: 1,737 Calories)

I think I'll be trying to add more Calories to my diet. I'm thinking that 1,700 Calories is just a little too little food. Next week, I'll be trying to average 2,000-2,100 Calories a day (including my fast day). Thoughts?

I'm back to posting my twEATS! You can follow me here.



February 6, 2010 at 9:24 AM

You're doing brilliantly! Keep it up! Looking forward to the weather improving here so we can go on some hikes as well. :o)


February 6, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Great job Beej!

That was a funny story, especially the TMI bit. Hahaha!

  South Beach Steve

February 6, 2010 at 7:10 PM

You scored it right Beej, and it sounds like you did really well! I am impressed!

Speaking of your story, I often think back to riding in the back of a pickup in a lawn chair, or standing up looking over the cab at slower speeds. You don't see that much now. :-)

  natalie a

February 8, 2010 at 11:36 AM

eeeewwwwww!!!!!! why do guys always have these gross urinating stories? You'd never hear a lady talk like that :)

As for the seat belts... well none of us had them back then... that's what made driving in the car so much fun, every pot hole, quick turn or short stop turned a regular grocerie trip into an amusement park ride :0)

  natalie a

February 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM

seriously... grocerie?!? I meant grocery...that's right...right? aggg I hate typing with an infant on my lap... I can't concentrate