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May Challenge - BELLY BE GONE!!!!!!!

Monday, May 02, 2011



April results -
Weight loss - 5.6 lbs
Inches lost - 2.75 inches

Overall totals for this year -
Weight loss - 30.2
Inches lost - 13.25
Miles - 274

If you notice, I lost exactly the same amount of inches as last month BUT I lost fewer pounds! That is NOT a bad thing. It means that I am losing FAT and retaining muscle, I guess the TRX is doing its job!

Now, onto May. There is a great deal going on this month so I am breaking my challenge up into 3 parts. I am calling the month of May....Melting My Measurements, Operation....BELLY BE GONE! I know the name is quite crazy but you have to have fun with this to keep it fresh!

Overall goals for this month -
1. Lose another 4 pounds
2. Aim for another 1 inch lost from waist and 1 inch from hips

Starting Measurements -
Chest - 38 inches
Waist - 28.5 inches
Hips - 36 inches
Thigh - 18 inches
Calves - 14 inches
Bicep - 10.75 inches

***I have deleted the remainder of this blog due to privacy concerns and therefore will not be so open as to my dates of travel. My Family informed me that complete strangers now know the dates I am traveling and it is not safe -- this is a crazy world we live in. I will post results when I return but nothing in detail leading up to my trip. Thank you guys for understanding!***

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  • NEENSTER1
    emoticon challenge. DITTO for me. BELLY BE GONE by the end of June and 10 lbs.

    emoticon Enjoy your trip.
    emoticon for safety and travel mercies. emoticon emoticon
    3542 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/8/2011 8:41:10 AM
  • RACHELE8973
    Awesome job! Seeing your progress is making me rethink my nutrition. I have the workouts down...now it is time to feed the body to fuel it. You're an inspiration!
    3547 days ago
  • ALESHABEE
    Yes it is best to keep such information private :-)
    Congrats on your April successes and here's to many more to come in May emoticon
    3547 days ago
  • JENNSWIMS
    Way to go! Such great success this year!
    3547 days ago
  • PAULAMARIEF
    Can I have those thigh measurements please?! Good luck.
    3547 days ago
  • JOYINRUNNING08
    Good luck with your trip, and good luck with your challenge. You kick butt!
    3547 days ago
  • COOPSM
    Totally get it Jen.....Love reading your blogs, wish I had your drive!!!
    3548 days ago
  • HEALTHYCHIC
    You have just brought it this year. AMAZING weight loss and inspirational in the way you have stuck to your diet. When was your last 'off diet' meal? thank you for always reminding me that it is all about what you eat. You are so right. Consistency in nutrition is the absolute key.
    3548 days ago
  • MARKAMURKA
    Great job. You're awesome.
    3548 days ago
  • SWEATONCEADAY
    have a great trip.
    3548 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    emoticon for the inches.
    3548 days ago
  • BLISSFULBALANCE
    You are going to have SUCH a wonderful month of May. Can't wait to see what the next few weeks will bring for us.


    Much love,
    Angie

    3548 days ago
  • FITNESSJEN11
    This plan sounds great, Jen! So impressed with you and your dedication to this new way of life! We can learn so much from you!!! Keep up the great work and have a FABULOUS vacay!!!
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    3548 days ago
  • YOURJONES
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    3548 days ago
  • ANTHONYSGAL
    AWESOME JOB MAMA...WAY TO GO GIRL...Dont worry bout anything on your trip...you sound like u got it all under control...just relax and have a great time...and i love your title by the way...it is so so true..gotta make it fun and motivating...keep up the good work and keep rocking it out mama....

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    3548 days ago
  • SEEHOLZ
    You are just right- 80% is nutrition! Have an amazing time- you are living the life that a lot of people wished they could... keep rocking those challenges! emoticon
    3548 days ago
  • MBSHAZZER
    Jen, I totally cannot believe you even HAD 30 pounds to lose in January! AMAZING!!!

    I am so jealous of your trip! Enjoy it and have fun with your mom at the half. How super cool that you get to run with her!
    3548 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8922756
    You rock!! I'm sure you are going to do great. Have fun on your trip!!!
    3548 days ago
  • CUPCAKE2CARROTS
    Have a fantastic time. Take lots of pictures. My much needed trip to Ireland will be through your pictures.

    Rath Dé ort!
    3548 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2011 11:53:02 AM
  • ~PAMELA~
    Your such a inspiration Jen! Thanks for sharing your progress and keeping us motivated!
    Have fun on your trip!!!
    3548 days ago
  • LIGHTNINGRUNNER
    Jen - if anyone can do this - it is you - you are my inspiration for keeping up the strengthen. I am losing inches and body fat....

    Make sure you take pre- paris data then after paris data.
    3548 days ago
  • RHONDALYN10
    So awesome! Can't wait to read the blogs!
    3548 days ago
  • PATTYFMFL
    As always - you inspire me!!!!! You are going to have so much fun in Paris!
    3548 days ago
  • NEWFLABULESS
    Thank you for sharing your plan with us. Very inspiring.
    3548 days ago
  • MAUITN
    Thank you! You have just challenged me to do a "Belly Be Gone" month also. Mine will be a little different (Paris, ahhhhhhh). Never the less I will work toward another wonderful trip.
    3548 days ago
  • CADDIVA1
    Seriously. YOU have a Nanny right? Cmon fess up. Going to Austria , Germany, Paris, France , Ireland.........Who does that???? Not anyone normal.. you must have a nanny. I asked you about that before and you never answered. So that leads me to believe you do. I am glad your happy and are working out with your mom. Your situation is not of the norm though. I think alot of people are envious of you, but I am not. I am happy for you. I don't know ANY stay at home moms that travel as much as you, or have had as many opportunities. Most of us are lucky to travel to Walmart....LOL.....Have you always stayed at home while DH worked? Have fun.
    3548 days ago
  • SARASMILINGINKC
    Jen, you and I have roughly the same measurements, and I also have a goal to lose 1.5 inches from my waist and 1 inch from my hips. I hadn't set a hard date for it yet, but 4-6 weeks seems like a fair date considering I am participating in two challenges this month. Enjoy your well-deserved vacation!
    3548 days ago
  • RASMUSSEN5
    emoticon what a great plan! I have no doubt that you will achieve this! YOu are amazing
    3548 days ago
  • CHEPRBYTHEDOZN
    WOW!!!! love the challenge title! You've inspired me to get on top of the nutrition! starting today...well, right now. I've already had a whole wheat waffle(leftover) with butter and Log cabin syrup..and coffee adn creamer...so the next thing I eat HAS to be healthy! thanks,Jen for your inpsiration and motivation!
    I'm giong to adopt your 'belly be gone' for May,too-is that alright? I still have the belly....it won't ever totally disappear b/c of so m any pregnancies,but I can get the fluffy blanket off the top!
    Have a fabulous time on your vacation!can't wait to see your food pics while you're there!!!(be sure to stick the 3 of you lovely family members into pics,too)
    3548 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8823592
    Have a great trip! It sounds like you have a plan to go on. Watch out for the crepes in Paris, they're addictive and definitely not the healthiest (especially with nutella!)
    3548 days ago
  • TIFFANIE150
    You have a wonderful plan. Thank you for reminding us that it all starts with NUTRITION. I will use that as my inspiration to EAT BETTER this week!

    3548 days ago
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