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perfect 10: week 6

- 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. (done)
- Read 4 books (done with two)
- Only use my horn for avoiding traffic collisions. (done)
- Cook dinner at home 4 times a week (done--but at my dad's house, since we're feeding my uncle while my dad's on vacation)
- Go on 3 hikes (none yet, but there's still time)

Interesting tidbit: I have the stomach of a vulture.  In fact, here's a funny story that highlights both my iron stomache and my additcion to food: My mom used to make the best pies (her crust was awesome!); and once time she made one of my favories: strawberry-rhubarb pie.  We took it home (I lived with my brother and his girlfriend at the time) and ate about 1/2 of it.  The pie then sat on the counter for a week.  Anna was over at our place the next Saturday night and she and I were watching TV in my room (and my brother and his girlfriend were watching TV in the livingroom).  I went into the dark kitchen and snuck a piece of the crust from that week-old pie.  A little later, I came back into the kitchen and snuck some more.  And some more.  And then I ate the entire top crust of the last half of the pie!  It was so good.  I then decided to put the bottom part (and all of the filling) into a bowl and have some ice cream.  So I turned on the light and, to my shock, the pie filling was completely covered with 1/4"-thick mold!  Yikes!  And no food poisoning!  Pretty gross, huh?

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
Natalie: Burpees

Submissions are closed for the Challenge Challenges. Thanks for all those who suggested activities. I plan to complete all of the remaining tasks this next week.

Challenge Challenge: Nothing
2- 10 minute sessions on the Elliptical
2- 10 minute sessions on the Stationary Bike
2- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
2 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
30 sit ups
10 push ups
Walk/Run 5 miles
Read the Bible

5- 10 minute sessions on the Elliptical
5- 10 minute sessions on the Stationary Bike
5- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
3 Muscle Building sessions
3 sets of 2- 60 second planks
4 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
240 sit ups
35 push ups
Walk/Run 12.25 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

Weekly Calories:
Saturday: 1,880 Calories
Sunday: 3,000 Calories*
Monday: 2,070 Calories
Tuesday: 1,155 Calories (Fast Day)
Wednesday: 1,965 Calories
Thursday: 2,245 Calories
Friday: 1,475 Calories

Running Total: 13,790 Calories (Average daily: 1,970 Calories). I'm back to posting my twEATS! You can follow me here.

* estimated Caloric Intake...darned SB XLIV



February 13, 2010 at 8:06 AM

Great job this week Beej! Your story almost made me sick...I have an extremely sensitive stomach. Glad you had no ill effects though.

  Call Me Ishmael

February 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Ewwwwwwwww. That's pretty gross. And it definitely made my stomach roil a bit. Ick. But congrats on the cast-iron digestion -- that's a nice thing to have! I really am jealous of your 12 miles of walking in a week. Wow. Do you do that at the gym, or is it worked into your day? I love my morning walk to work but it has been so cold and snowy here I haven't done it for a week or so. Need to get back to it.


February 13, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Hey Ish, thanks for the comment! The 12 miles I count is only outside (either early morning, late evening, or mid-day runs or walks). I also do some work on teh treadmill, but for some reason, I never count that as part of my walking total. Weird, huh?