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Accounting Ability… ONE Week Left…

Here’s the thing… if you’re still doing this FatMas thing for the prize money, which is only about 3 or so people who are still eligible, you have to finish it out… otherwise, I’ll just assume you’ve dropped out.  So, even if you don’t post for 3 weeks and at the end you still have the most amount of points, you will be ineligible on account of the fact that you didn’t finish it out.  Perseverance is the name of the game if you want said prize money!  If you’re just doing it for kicks and giggles, it don’t matter to me if you dropped out 8 weeks ago… par-tay!  I just want to make it fair for the people who are persevering to the end, yo!  This shindig ends next Monday!

Grinchness out of the way… throw me out your point total for the week.  Since it’s Christmas Eve I won’t make anyone answer any question unless you’re totally itching to answer said questions… then, by all means… go for it!

POINTS THIS WEEK:  
TOTAL POINTS (FOR ALL WEEKS):  

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Mine:

POINTS THIS WEEK:  8 (yep, you read that right… sorta fell off the exercising train there for a minute… back on it, Whit!)
TOTAL POINTS (FOR ALL WEEKS):   114

PS – Posting will be null and void this week (unless I catch a wild hair or insanity gets the better of me)!  So,

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  MERRY NEW YEAR!!  HAPPY KWANZAA!!  All that good stuff.

 

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Accountability and Insanity…

Hi y’all… long time no blabber… not really.  I blabbered every single day last week… just no one paid any attention to the psychotic spinster in the corner.  I’ve always tried to blend in.  A couple of things today… Firstly, FatMas Accountability!!  I don’t feel any overwhelming need to rundown what the points entail since this is week 6 and the 2 people left pretty much have it down and if you don’t and need a rundown anyway, make sure you clickety click on this here linkage.  That’s the lazy woman’s way of saying… suck it!

Total Points This Week:
Total Points From Previous 5 Weeks:

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?
2 – What can you improve on this week?
3 –  What did you improve on from last week?
4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?

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My answers… bear in mind I did HORRIBLY at this thing during Finals week… HORRIBLY!  Moving on…

Total Points This Week:  13
Total Points From Previous 5 Weeks:  93

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:  106

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?  Ummmm… let’s see… well… I didn’t hardly dribble any food on my shirt as I was unconsciously shoveling it in like a pack horse on desert duty.  I’ve come to the conclusion this week that I hate food and it’s overwhelming subliminal messages it puts out into the world… I’ve hated it on and off my whole life, but this is more legit-like!

2 – What can you improve on this week?  Everything and the kitchen sink.  Bless the pygmy goats and their riders stay out of my way… I’m a machine!

3 –  What did you improve on from last week?  Uh… obviously the dribbling on the shirt thing… OBVS!!!

4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?  Tetrazzini is a funny word like moist and dribble… oh, and squall!

 

PS – I have been heartsick over this senseless, horrific, unfathomable act in Connecticut this past Friday.  Those poor innocent, beautiful babies and their families!  Thoughts and prayers and more thoughts and prayers are being sent that the victim’s friends and families may find peace and comfort.

 

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Being Accountable…

Yep… FatMas folks know what time it is… all 2-1/2 of you left!  I figure the rest of you are still doing it in spirit and it’s the spirit that counts!  Wait… did I mess up my sayings?  Anywho…

Here’s a brief reminder of what the points entailed… and if you’re just walking into this thing and want to participate… check out this post.

Cardio –

3 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 3 days = 1 point per day

Weight Lifting –

2 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 2 days = 1 point per day

Food Logging – 

5 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 5 days = 1 point per day

Mental Health – 

First item from list = 5 points
Each additional item = 1 point each

Total Points This Week:
Total Points From Previous 4 Weeks:

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?
2 – What can you improve on this week?
3 –  What did you improve on from last week?
4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?

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Total Points This Week:  20
Total Points From Previous 4 Weeks:  73  (I forgot to add my points on last week’s post).

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:  93

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?  Making it through the week… does that count for anything?  No?  Stuff it, Simon Cowell.  

2 – What can you improve on this week?  Being less begrudging… yes… I’m a begrudging chiquita… and not the banana kind.

3 –  What did you improve on from last week?  I was the exact same as last week… except maybe a bit more begrudging and grinch-like.  I swear I looked in the mirror the other day and noticed some green-ness growing around my ears.  Either I’m completing my transformation into the green-frocked being or else I’m totally going to have a nasty case of the gangrene… not that it means you’re green when you have gangrene, but it sure does rhyme!

4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?  BEGRUDGING!  Where’s my ball bat when I need it!?

 

****  As an aside… it’s FINALS week this week… holy shamoly too much to do BATCRAP!  And since I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed about which project to start first, I won’t be blogging for most of the week.  You may see another post from me nearer the end of the week, but I won’t be making any promises… except to promise to be less begrudging… but only if my gangrene clears up by then.

 

 

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Week 4 Accountability…

I’ve run out of title ideas… let’s call a horse what it is… a mammal with long legs and a big ole snout… errrr, I mean, a horse and move on to the other stuff.  Also, I will refrain from trying to say anything un-witty since I’m not in an un-witty mood, which would mean if you took that literally that I’d be in a witty mood… nope, that never happens unless you happen to be drunk or high… and let’s face it, Lindsay Lohan… no thank you!

Here’s a brief reminder of what the points entailed… and if you’re just walking into this thing and want to participate… check out this post.

Cardio –

3 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 3 days = 1 point per day

Weight Lifting –

2 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 2 days = 1 point per day

Food Logging – 

5 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 5 days = 1 point per day

Mental Health – 

First item from list = 5 points
Each additional item = 1 point each

Total Points This Week:
Total Points From Previous 3 Weeks (if you forgot, check the comments in this post):

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?
2 – What can you improve on this week?
3 –  What did you improve on from last week?
4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?

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My answers:

Total Points This Week:  21
Total Points From Previous 3 Weeks (if you forgot, check the comments in this post):  38

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:  59

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?  I did all the minimum requirements in all the different categories… throw a mediocre party… I will always be the queen of mediocrity!  I am most proud of getting in my cardio even if it was a busy week and I didn’t want to do it pretty much every day.  Push through it.  I also tried a new exercise (more on that later in the week, maybe).  Also, for the first 4 days of the week, I ate excellently, within calories, no crap… beautifully… the crap hit the fan come the weekend and visitors and out of my routine, but I will overcome said Mohamed Ali!  😛

2 – What can you improve on this week?  Being more extra credit-ified.  I get to the point sometimes where I’m all like, hit the mark there, don’t need to do anything more this week!  See… mediocrity is my specialty!

3 –  What did you improve on from last week?  Pretty much everything… especially eating (at least for the first 4 days…)  I want to have more good eating days this coming week… bring it on, munch mouth!

4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?  Is anyone besides me floored that it’s already DECEMBER!?!?!  Seriously?  What happened to April through September?  I must have conked out during those months or some such nonsense.  Also, since the world is going to end in 19 days… (NOT)… I just want everyone to know that I’ve left you all in my Will… but since I don’t have anything it’s mostly a rusty old Buick and a half-eaten apple core.   In other words… thanks for nothing, Whit-Knit!

Your turn!

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Week 3 Accountability: The Holiday Edition.

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.  Is there a reason they use the word boy in that phrase rather than girl?  I rest my case.  Tough to be you boys… I’m just saying.  Meanwhile, back in the land of bloated people and tight pants, how’s it going my Operation:  No More FatMas people?  Even those of you who have already quit… I’m still saying howdy and JUMP back in… PERSISTENCE is the key to success… no matter if you get 2 points one week, it’s the measure of a man/woman who keeps coming back despite falling off the turnip truck.  I’m saying that even though this week was not at all stellar for me… and I need to kick my own butt into gear next week, which is a task in and of itself when you consider the size of my buttocks.  At least it’s hard to miss… tee hee hee hee…

Here’s a brief reminder of what the points entailed… and if you’re just walking into this thing and want to participate… check out this post.

Cardio –

3 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 3 days = 1 point per day

Weight Lifting –

2 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 2 days = 1 point per day

Food Logging – 

5 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 5 days = 1 point per day

Mental Health – 

First item from list = 5 points
Each additional item = 1 point each

Total Points This Week:
Total Points From Previous 2 Weeks:

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?
2 – What can you improve on this week?
3 –  What did you improve on from last week?
4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?

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My answers:

Total Points This Week:  14 (you betcha)
Total Points From Previous 2 Weeks (which you can find in this post):  38

TOTAL COMBINED POINTS:  52

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?  Considering this was holiday week of smorgasboard city, I’m most proud of accomplishing cardio for 3 days and logging for 4.  I did NO weight lifting unless you count that time I picked up the turkey carcass… and considering turkeys love vegetarians, he was mighty thankful… dead but thankful.

2 – What can you improve on this week?  EVERYTHING!!!  Weight lifting for certain… logging less crap for absolutely positively craptastically sure… mentally healthing up the joint…

3 –  What did you improve on from last week?  Hmmmm… not a dagblasted thing… unless you count the turkey carcass thing.

4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?  Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?  Sponge Bob Square Pants!  I may or may not have just finished watching the Sponge Bob Christmas special that was on on Friday night… I said I MAY or MAY NOT have.

We have a good month until Christmas and a little over a month until this operation challengey majig is in the can.  Bring it, my people. Like I say, good weeks or bad weeks… persistence is all that matters… steps off pedestal (or knowing me, more than likely falls face first off pedestal into a porcupine).

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Week 2 Accountability…

I’m having a hard time forming sentences that make sense for some reason tonight (stop right there with your when do they ever make sense jokes, y’all… I aim to whoop your buttocks!)  I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I spent 2 hours trying to register for classes and every other minute,  the website kept telling me it was unavailable… but I’m pretty sure I signed up for a class I didn’t want and now it won’t let me remove it because then I’d have to take a leave of absence because I’d have no classes on my schedule… but yet they wouldn’t let me sign up for any dagnabbed classes because their website was possessed by a group of technically-challenged alien beings.  It’s a whole stupid running in circles thing I’ll be glad to smack someone in the face for.  Too violently dramatic?  I rest my case!

Pssstttt… Week 2… DONE!  Are you proud or fouled?  Did you improve on last week?  Did you cook a cumquat?  I really have nothing to talk about in this here post…  Last week some of y’all forgot to add extra credit points where credit was due.  So, let me remind you that anything you do over the minimum requirement gives you extra credit of ONE point each day.

Here’s a brief reminder of what the points entailed… and if you’re just walking into this thing and want to participate… check out this post.

Cardio –

3 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 3 days = 1 point per day

Weight Lifting –

2 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 2 days = 1 point per day

Food Logging – 

5 days this week = 5 points
More or less than 5 days = 1 point per day

Mental Health – 

First item from list = 5 points
Each additional item = 1 point each

Total Points This Week:
Total Points Last Week:

TOTAL POINTS:

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?
2 – What can you improve on this week?
3 –  What did you improve on from last week?
4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?

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My answers:

Total Points This Week:  17
Total Points Last Week:  21

TOTAL POINTS:  38

1 – What are you most proud of accomplishing this week?  I think I was more aware of my cardio this week.  When I went wogging I concentrated on getting in a bigger burn.  Or maybe I was moving so fast because I usually went around 5 just as the sun was setting with no coat and froze my patookus off the whole time.  Brrrrrrrr….

2 – What can you improve on this week?  I ain’t gonna lie… this week will be hard with Thanksgiving plopping itself in the middle of it, but I’m still going to aim to get in exercise and food logging… even if it’s a disgusting amount of calories.

3 –  What did you improve on from last week?  Nothing.  Sad but true!  Oooo… take that back.  The more aware of the cardio burn thing was an accomplishment on last week.  You best believe I’m counting it!

4 – Thoughts/Comments/Frustrations/Concerns/Funny Jokes?  Can I count mental health points when I’m smacking myself in the noggin?  I’m mentally helping myself remember things… what’s more healthful than that?

All I can say is… keep on moving and thinking and being, my favorite peeps!  As long as you’re doing that you’re getting somewhere… no matter how slow the progress may be!

Yep!  It’s the truth!

 

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Operation: No More FatMas…

Challenges are for schmucks… this here thing I’m about to undertake is an OPERATION!  An operation of epic proportions… okay, that was wayyyyyyyy overly-self-importantly dramatic, Whitney… tone it back 17 notches.  This “operation” is first and foremost for me and me alone… I need it… and I need to not gain 5 bajillion pounds over the holiday season this year.  I say that because I am well aware that even though I’m extending this out to anyone else who may want a little bit of a push/accountability factor, I may well be the only one interested in committing to said operation.  And since this shindig is for me first and foremost, I’m fine with that!  So, if this ain’t your cup o’ tea, no big deal.  I won’t be offended!

That said… I did a little bit of brain wracking over the weekend… more than usual… which just so happens to be negative 8 billion on most non-work weekends.  What I came up with is a simple 4-pronged operation… kind of like a fork!!!  Oh my laws… a FORK… and you EAT with a fork.  How exciting is that analogy!  **crickets**  No one?

The 4 prongs are simple:  Cardio, Weight Lifting, Food Logging, and Mental Health.  Let’s break it down by category.

Cardio = 5 Points

The requirement is that you need to do some form of cardio for at LEAST 30 minutes a day 3 days a week.  If you accomplish said goal by the end of the week (weeks in this joint will be Monday to Sunday) you get the full 5 points!  If you only do 1 or 2 days… you get 1 point per day you do it.  Easy.

Weight Lifting = 5 Points

Requirement here?  At least 2 days a week of some form of weight lifting activity… whether it be via a DVD, at the gym, at home… blah, blah, blah…    If you do 2 days’ worth of weight lifting per week, you get the full 5 points!  If you only do 1 day… you get 1 point.

*** If you’re doing it at home and you need some routine ideas, check out this site:  GPP Fitness!  Lindsay highly recommends.  I think the guy who runs aforementioned site posts a new weight lifting routine each day… pretty good ideas up in that joint!

Food Logging = 5 Points

I’m not putting any calorie limits on this thing.  You could eat 500000000000 calories per day (though I’d HIGHLY recommend you rethink that method before you start it) and it wouldn’t matter as long as you logged your food!  Accountability for what you eat is MUY IMPORTANTE!  The requirement here is you need to log everything you eat for at least 5 days per week to get the full 5 points!  Otherwise, it is 1 point per day.  The reason I’m not putting an emphasis on calories is because this is the holiday season after all.  We’re all human and we will all eat things that have a lot of calories at some point throughout the season.  The point of this challenge is to not GAIN weight.  Maintenance is key… losing is awesome… but maintenance is goal.

*** If you need a free and extremely easy way to log food via computer or smart phone (my phone is too dumb to have apps), do not hesitate to go join MyFitnessPal… FREE, easy, FREE, and did I mention FREE?

Mental Health = 5 Points

This one is going to be up to you.  You should pick at least one thing that will help you mentally (because this thing is a full package deal).  Ideas for those struggling to come up with something:

– Prayer/Meditation daily
– Writing in a Journal
– Random Acts of Kindness
– Weekly Community Service
– Get 8 hours of sleep per night
– Reading scriptures/positive books

Just a few of the many possibilities.  Pick one, pick how often you will do it (has to at least be weekly) and then if you accomplish said mental health task you get 5 points!  If you do not accomplish said task, you get ZERO points!

Extra Credit = 1 Point Per Thing

If you’re one of those go-getters who want to get a big ole fat jump on the competition, you get extra credit points for pretty much anything you do extra… 1 point per extra thing.  So, if you exercise/weight lift more than 3 days per week, 1 point extra per day. If you log your food more than 5 days, 1 point extra per day.  If you pick another mental health item to accomplish weekly, 1 point extra.  Get it?  SIMPLE!

Once a week, maybe on Mondays since this started on a Mondee, I will post an accountability blog post wherein you can check in with how many points you mastered that week and/or explain to us how you want to move in with Richard Simmons and his fanny pack.  No one judges up in this here joint!

THE PRIZE

Whomever has the most points at the end of the shebang gets a $30 gift card to either Amazon or Wally World and an extra homemade knitted/crocheted good (which I haven’t exactly decided what will be yet).  In the event of a tie, I will draw a name randomly.  Also, if I’m the only one participating, it’s easy to randomly draw my name!  😛  Funny how that works!

This OPERATION goes from  November 5 through December 30, 2012!  

Question of the Day:  Do we have any takers?  If so, please post the mental health choice you picked and sign your name in blood in the comment section (okay, not blood… I have a germ issue!)

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