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Looking for a new fitness program? How about trying the Presidential Fitness Challenge. This challenge comes in three varieties:

1. The Active Lifestyle Program - For those of you who aren't active on a daily basis yet, this is a great way to begin. The rules are basically to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks.

2. The Presidential Champions Program - If you're already active and want a new challenge, this program is for you. Your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get. When you reach 20,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on in the Presidential Champions program for a Silver or Gold award.

3. The Advanced Performance Presidential Champions Program - This is basically the same system as the Presidential Champions Program, except that the award goals are higher. For instance, you need to get 40,000 points to earn a Bronze award.

The Presidential Champions Fitness Program Website (where you can log your progress and also order your awards when you've reached your goal)

Also, if you want, come join the LJ pres_challenge community to chat with others who are challenging themselves with this program.
B/J Embrace

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Hello everyone,

I just started a new Tae Bo Online Suuport Group communtiy at http://www.livejournal.com/community/taebo_support /. To learn more about it you can go to http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=taebo _support and read the community info.

For those of you who aren't familiar with LiveJournal, it's a really easy and fun way to interact with people, similar to a message board.

If you don't have a LiveJournal account and want one so you can join the community, you can easily and quickly get one at https://www.livejournal.com/create.bml.

You can join the community by going to http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=taebo _support and clicking the "click here" link at the top.

If you don't want to create a livejournal account but still want to check out the community here and there, that's fine too. You can read all the posts being made and comment on the entries as well. The only thing you can't to is join and post.}

Hope to see you there!
Hockey Plate

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Hi all! Losing the weight is getting easier, as long as I can stay away from pizza and oreo cookies, but I still need more support.

I think I posted the link to my site here before, but it wasn't quite ready for the public eye at that point. I encourage all of you to pay us a visit again and check everything out.


I've been working hard on getting this all up and running, so I would appreciate it if you all could take a moment, check it out, and let me know what you think.

The NEW Realeasyweightloss.com!

-Weight Loss Journals
-New Recipe section!
-More content!
-Weight Loss Newsletter
-More Weight Loss programs than ever!
-Review and comment on any and all programs/stories on this site
-Vote for your favorite prorgams and help others acheive their goals!
-All new forums!
-Much much more!

Roam around the site and let us know what you think and how we can better help you. Also, don't be afraid to share this wonderful resource with others.

Thank you all for your time!

Sorry for the x-post


I dont post on live journal much. I normally just browse around -I have some interesting friends I keep tabs on. Anyway I'm about to join weight watchers soon. I,ve taken karate and tae-kwan-do. In December I was realy getting into a tae-kwan-do class offered at the ymca, when I suddenly gained weight taking an anti-depressant -zoloft. The jumping in that particular exercise class killed me, especially with the added weight. One of my doctors switched me to effexor and now finally to wellbutran. Anyway I,m trying get back into exersizing by walking and checking out some excersize videos from the library.
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I hope you don't mind me posting in this community. I love doing Tae Bo but need to work on improving my diet habits because I'll work out then eat loads of junk food so I'm pretty much going round in circles.

Maybe we can find motivation here. :o)

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Hi everyone,
my name is vicki nicole (www.vickinicole.com)
I'm a single black female living in Boston, MA
I turned 30 years old on May 30
I currently weigh 240 lbs. which is the highest I've ever weighed, my goal is to weigh around 140 - 150 or atleast be able to fit all my clothes.
I lose weight every year then gain it back whenever large changes occur in my life. Last year I was down to 190 then I moved to a new apartment, worked 2 jobs which significantly reduced the amount of exercise time I had. I used that as an excuse to get off track and start eating majorly fattening foods.
Then I quit one job and the job I have now is great, but it allows me lots of free time to lie in bed and eat pint's of Ben&Jerry's ice-cream while reading magazines.
In the past 5 months I've gained 40 pounds.

About 2 months ago I started going to group therapy and taking a Rx antidepresant (Prozac). This has helped immensely but now I find myself facing the challenge of putting the pieces of my life that I destroyed back together including my relationships and my physical and mental health.

I am extremely educated on fitness and nutrition, suprisingly considering how overweight I am and how poorly I eat.
I have read all sorts of books etc.. on diet and exercise. I subscribe to 4 fitness magazines (Shape, Fitness, Oxygen and Muscle and Fitness Women). I haven't read my fitness magazines in over a year though so I have stacks and stacks of them totalling abotu 100 magazines. I just started reading them today though which is what motivated me to look for weight loss support groups.

I have the Body FOr Life book and journal but don't haven't begun using either.
In the past I've lost weight by creating healthy menus for myself and exercising daily doing both cardio and weight training. I can't afford a gym membership anymore but I have found success in the past using workout tapes particularly the Cindy Crawford workout and Tae-Bo

I have asthma and one of my goals is to one day be able to run a mile. I curretnly have very weak lungs and have difficulty walking more than 5 blocks.

Since I've gained this much weight my breast size has gone up to a 42F and I have extreme lower back pain that I've never had before.

I am very concerned about getting diabetes because of the amount of sugar I eat. I crave sugar and when I don't eat it for awhile I get bad headaches.

Today I ate:

2 bowls of choco-marshmellow cereal
2 peanut butter and honey sandwhiches
1/2 bowl of lasagna
a pear
a large bag of Cool Ranch doritos
2 large rice krispie treat
a snickers
1/2 gallon of water
1 cup cranberry juice

I know this is not healthy but I find it convenient. I don't enjoy cooking and I believe my largest problem concerning fitness is laziness and lack of motivation. I look forward to recieving information on quick-low fat meals and menus. I don't eat pork and I need to limit dairy since I'm lacto-intolerant (I've been gaseous for months because of all the milk and ice-cream I've been eating)

I hope by joining several online fitness groups I will have the interaction needed and hopefully also gain motivation to get up out of bed and cook a healthy meal and exercise.

I'm glad to be here,

*cross posted*