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TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week One!
Weekly challenge: Pick one unhealthy food or habit you have (eg. Artificial sweetener, chocolate, eating after 8pm, skipping breakfast) and aim to go 7 days without eating/doing it.

Day one: How tall are you, what do you currently weigh, and what do you hope to weigh after the 60 days? (Be realistic). 
Day two: What is your MAIN reason for wanting to lose weight? (Be honest.)
Day three: Do you count calories? What is your daily calorie goal/allowance?
Day four: Do you work out? How many times a week?
Day five: Is there any specific event you want to lose the weight for?
Day six: Have you ever been overweight or underweight?
Day seven: Do your friends and family know you are trying to lose weight?

Week Two!
If you broke your unhealthy habit for one week, congratulations! Why not try two weeks?
Weekly challenge: Get organised! This week try to plan tomorrow’s meal the night before.

Day eight: Name 5 things you like about your body (you can do it) and the one body part you’d like to change the most.
Day nine: What is your favourite food, healthy or unhealthy.
Day ten: Do you eat breakfast? What do you usually have?
Day eleven: What are your family’s eating habits like?
Day twelve: What are your friend’s eating habits like?
Day thirteen: Is your diet ever negatively influenced by your friends? Do they pressure/tempt you to eat unhealthy food?
Day fourteen: Do you ever allow yourself a “rest day” from exercise or a “cheat day” from your diet?

Week three!
Weekly challenge: Add an extra 30 minutes to each work out this week, or if you weren’t going to work out at all one day, work out for 30 minutes!

Day fifteen: What is your favourite kind of exercise?
Day sixteen: Have you ever missed a work out just because you couldn’t be bothered?
Day seventeen: Have you ever been called fat? Or skinny?
Day eighteen: Do you have to eat any meals with your family? Are they for or against your diet?
Day nineteen: Have you ever lied to avoid eating something?
Day twenty: Do you binge? How often and what triggers it?
Day twenty-one: Do you listen to music when you work out?

Week four!
Weekly challenge: Switch up your diet. Try one fruit and one vegetable you’ve never tried before, and learn how to cook a new healthy meal.

Day twenty-two: Are you generally smaller or larger than your friends?
Day twenty-three: Do you feel that your weight holds you back socially?
Day twenty-four: Is losing weight one of your top priorities in life?
Day twenty-five: Do you ever eat fast food?
Day twenty-six: Do you drink alcohol? What do you generally drink?
Day twenty-seven: Does shark week make you hungrier than usual, and do you allow yourself to eat more at this time of the month?
Day twenty-eight: Are there any foods or drinks that you have completely banned yourself from consuming, or do you believe in everything in moderation?

WE’RE HALF WAY THERE! How are you guys going? Don’t worry if you’ve messed up a few times, it happens to the best of us. The important thing is that you’ve made it this far and you’re still going. I’m proud of you J be proud of yourself!

Week 5!
Weekly challenge: Go and buy yourself a nice item of clothing one size too small, hang it somewhere visible. Think about how good it will feel when you can fit it!

Day twenty-nine: What is your current weight? Have you lost, gained, or maintained your weight since day one?
Day thirty: Do you have rewards for reaching goal weight? What are they?
Day thirty-one: What are your favourite healthy snacks?
Day thirty-two: What is your weakness/one food you just can’t say no to?
Day thirty-three: Will you continue to count calories once you reach your ultimate goal weight?
Day thirty-four: Will you continue with the same exercise routine once you reach your ultimate goal weight?
Day thirty-five: Do you mainly do cardio, strength training, or both?

Week 6!
Weekly challenge: Focus on one area of your body (eg. Arms/abs) and work hard on it every day of the week, I bet you’ll see a difference after 7 days!

Day thirty-six: What’s one item of clothing you’d like to wear after losing weight?
Day thirty-seven: What do you wear when you go swimming/to the beach?
Day thirty-eight: What do you generally order if you have to eat out at a restaurant?
Day thirty-nine: What has been the hardest thing you’ve had to give up?
Day forty: Have you gained weight at any point of your journey? How did this effect you?
Day forty-one: Do you drink tea or coffee?
Day forty-two: What is the meaning of life? Just kidding. If you feel happy with the way your body looks before you reach your ultimate goal weight, will you continue to try and lose weight, or will you aim to maintain?

Week 7!
Weekly challenge: Aim to have a completely “clean food” week, avoid all processed food!

Day forty-three: Apart from weight loss, have you noticed any other benefits from your healthy diet?
Day forty-four: Do you drink green tea? (If you don’t you should. Seriously.) 
Day forty-five: Who is your main inspiration to lose weight? Not a celebrity, someone from real life.
Day forty-six: Do you have a favourite motivational quote?
Day forty-seven: Have you ever come close to giving up? What made you change your mind? 
Day forty-eight: Did you start losing weight before making your blog?
Day forty-nine: What’s the stupidest thing you’ve done in an attempt to lose weight?

Week 8! 
Weekly challenge: Treat yourself. You’ve come so far already! Even if you haven’t lost any weight, you deserve to treat yourself for not giving up. Paint your nails, go shopping, go to a movie, get your hair done, anything that makes you feel good about yourself!

Day fifty: What’s the most calories you’ve consumed in one day? Why?
Day fifty-one: What’s the least calories you’ve consumed in one day? Why?
Day fifty-three: What’s something you’ve done to make yourself proud?
Day fifty-four: Can you see any noticeable changes in your body?
Day fifty-five: Do you believe this is a lifestyle change, and you will be able to continue with a healthy, active lifestyle for the rest of your life? 
Day fifty-six: What have you enjoyed most about your weight loss journey? 
Day fifty-seven: What is your current weight? Have you lost any weight since day one?

DONE! Congratulations if you’ve lost weight! And congratulations even if you haven’t, it takes a lot of dedication to keep on going even with minimal results. I hope you guys found this motivating and helpful :)

shelbydylane:

22 notes | Posted Jan 23, 12 #weight loss #health #motivation

"A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life."
Abraham Hicks (via drjayweber)

16 notes | Posted Oct 9, 11 #happiness #health #holistic living #wisdom #wellness #inner peace #inspiration

sunshel:

Think all vegans are skinny and weak? Here’s an article reminding us how wrong that misconception really is. 
*This especially might be something worth sending to athletes, male friends and family members who are skeptical of a meatless diet.

sunshel:

Think all vegans are skinny and weak? Here’s an article reminding us how wrong that misconception really is.

*This especially might be something worth sending to athletes, male friends and family members who are skeptical of a meatless diet.

36 notes | Posted Oct 8, 11 #vegan #vegetarian #health #nutrition #fitness #body building

drjayweber:

Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the  fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.
Obese mice that were fed a compound found in green tea along with a  high-fat diet gained weight significantly more slowly than a control  group of mice that did not receive the green tea supplement, said Joshua  Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences.
“In this experiment, we see the rate of body weight gain slows down,” said Lambert.  Read More
Dr. Jay’s Note:  More research showing the health benefits of drinking green tea. If you have not added a least one cup of green tea to your daily routine, What are you waiting for??

I do it every day!!! LOVE the stuff!

drjayweber:

Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.

Obese mice that were fed a compound found in green tea along with a high-fat diet gained weight significantly more slowly than a control group of mice that did not receive the green tea supplement, said Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences.

“In this experiment, we see the rate of body weight gain slows down,” said Lambert.  Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  More research showing the health benefits of drinking green tea. If you have not added a least one cup of green tea to your daily routine, What are you waiting for??

I do it every day!!! LOVE the stuff!

75 notes | Posted Oct 7, 11 #wellness #health #holistic living #Nutrition #food #inner peace

findingselflove:

Healthy Tip: Eat your vitamins whenever you can.

Just remove B12,B2 & B3

findingselflove:

Healthy Tip: Eat your vitamins whenever you can.

Just remove B12,B2 & B3

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146 notes | Posted Oct 7, 11 #fitness #fitspo #health #healthy food #vitamin #vitamins #information

"As you become better at recognizing positive or negative thoughts, you will confidently choose what to accept or dismiss in your life."

62 notes | Posted Oct 3, 11 #wisdom #wellness #inner peace #inspiration #holistic living #happiness #health #Law of Attraction #positive thinking

I love my puppies!
drjayweber:

Take a Pet—Not a Pill 
They’re brought into hospitals and nursing homes to comfort and cheer patients. They’re lovable, furry and faithful and according to one study at least, they may actually be more helpful than a spouse or close friend, especially in relieving stress! The reason? Most of our stress results from critical or judgmental behavior. While a pet just loves you. 
Research shows that pets not only bring comfort to the lonely, they can lower your heart rate and blood pressure and improve your mood, especially if you’re prone to depression. 
According to the Animal Health Foundation in Southern California, a non-profit organization that promotes the animal-human bond, pet ownership offers many of the following health benefits:  Read More

I love my puppies!

drjayweber:

Take a Pet—Not a Pill

They’re brought into hospitals and nursing homes to comfort and cheer patients. They’re lovable, furry and faithful and according to one study at least, they may actually be more helpful than a spouse or close friend, especially in relieving stress! The reason? Most of our stress results from critical or judgmental behavior. While a pet just loves you.

Research shows that pets not only bring comfort to the lonely, they can lower your heart rate and blood pressure and improve your mood, especially if you’re prone to depression.

According to the Animal Health Foundation in Southern California, a non-profit organization that promotes the animal-human bond, pet ownership offers many of the following health benefits:  Read More

15 notes | Posted Sep 14, 11 #wellness #inner peace #peace #pets #holistic living #happiness #health

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600 notes | Posted Sep 11, 11 #fruit #health #healthy food #kiwi #strawberries #fruit porn

veggieguru:

5,986 notes | Posted Sep 10, 11 #food #fruit #health #tips

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52 notes | Posted Sep 5, 11 #fitspiration #food #health

463 notes | Posted Sep 1, 11 #fit #fitblr #fitness #fitspo #health #healthy #weight loss #exercise

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4,298 notes | Posted Sep 1, 11 #fitness #fitspiration #fitspo #health #healthy #tips #water

drjayweber:

Even If Chocolate Doesn’t Ward Off Heart Disease, It’s Still Yummy
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but the tools  to fend it off — low-fat diets, exercise, statin drugs — leave a little  bit to be desired in the charm department.
Then  there’s chocolate. It’s hard to resist the notion that eating lots of  one of the world’s most delicious foods could be the key to  cardiovascular health.
But is chocolate “good for the heart”?  Read More
Dr. Jay’s Note:  Is chocolate good for you? I have found that the answer to this question is determined by the quality of the chocolate. Through performing individual nutritional testing in my office, I have found that most people do quite well with organic dark chocolate (raw or cold processed when possible). I advise avoiding milk chocolate & any dark chocolate treats that have a long list of added ingredients (soybean or canola oils & preservatives).
High quality dark chocolate is a fantastic, healthy & guilt-free treat.

drjayweber:

Even If Chocolate Doesn’t Ward Off Heart Disease, It’s Still Yummy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but the tools to fend it off — low-fat diets, exercise, statin drugs — leave a little bit to be desired in the charm department.

Then there’s chocolate. It’s hard to resist the notion that eating lots of one of the world’s most delicious foods could be the key to cardiovascular health.

But is chocolate “good for the heart”?  Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  Is chocolate good for you? I have found that the answer to this question is determined by the quality of the chocolate. Through performing individual nutritional testing in my office, I have found that most people do quite well with organic dark chocolate (raw or cold processed when possible). I advise avoiding milk chocolate & any dark chocolate treats that have a long list of added ingredients (soybean or canola oils & preservatives).

High quality dark chocolate is a fantastic, healthy & guilt-free treat.

16 notes | Posted Aug 30, 11 #wellness #inner peace #holistic living #health #Nutrition #chocolate

"How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish."
Catherine Pulsifer (via drjayweber)

12 notes | Posted Aug 29, 11 #wellness #inner peace #health #happiness #holistic living #Stress management #self help

Giving up soda and artificial sweeteners in general was one of the best decisions I have made. 7 months and not looking back!

Giving up soda and artificial sweeteners in general was one of the best decisions I have made. 7 months and not looking back!

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338 notes | Posted Aug 29, 11 #health