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Before beginning any exercise regimen, always consult a physician. All suggestions on this blog are just that-- only suggestions. Each individual is responsible for deciding what is best for them.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Going Down

By Randy McNeely

Another 12 days gone. I'm down to 240. I'm down by 5.5 pounds since I started my Weight Loss For Charity fundraiser. I've got a long way to go.

I know I can do it. It's hard staying motivated sometimes, but I have a lot of support.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Still moving too!

Like Lynn, I'm moving on. Thus far this week I've lost 3 pounds! I have the extra motivation now as my Weight Loss For Charity Fundraiser is in full swing. I have added pressure too as I was just interviewed on WBOY TV. I weighed in at 249 with my clothes on. I now weigh just under 246. With the Lords help I'll make it.

Anyone out there who is interested can find out more about the fundraiser and how you can help at http:/

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Still moving!

Well, although I've been noticeably absent from this blog, I've still been trying to eat right and exercise!

I was recently called to the Relief Society presidency in my ward, and between meetings, working overtime, and school, well, you know....

The good news is that I'm praying for a reduction in my workload and continuing to exercise, even if it's 10 PM when I get home. My motivation? One of my friends recently ran a half marathon at Disneyworld. I want a Donald Duck medal!

My husband promised to take me to Disneyworld if I could do a half marathon in a "reasonable" amount of time. I'm shooting for three hours. So far, I've increased my treadmill work from 2.5 MPH for 10 minutes to 3.2 MPH for 33 minutes. I have a long way to go, but I have a year.

My efforts have been paying off. Four pounds so far. Not thrilling, but a start. All you need is a start....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hold On!

By Randy McNeely

In these uncertain times, both politically, temporally, economically, and especially spiritually it is easy to get down and discouraged. What a blessing it is to know that when we feel down or depressed we can turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for help. He it is who to whom we can lay down our burden and bear a song away. He knows our needs. He knows our fear, uncertainty, and doubt. He knows that Satan's evil grows stronger in the world and that mists of darkness swirl all about us. Yet through that darkness, even through all darkness, the light of His countenance breaks forth, even as the rays of the sun pierce the fiercest thunderstorm, and through the halls of time we can still hear his meek, yet powerful, voice say "Be not afraid, only believe."

The following video displays what I'm trying to say, much better than my words above.

Up and At It

By Randy McNeely

Another new day and another opportunity to exercise. Same struggles with mind over mattress as usual. However, I have extra incentive now. I did my official weigh in last Saturday for the Weight Loss For Charity Fundraiser I organized. I weighed in, with my clothes on, at 249 pounds. The goal is to lose 40 pounds by June 4th. Great ambitions. Great expectations. Lots of hard work. I can do it, with the Lord's help. I know I can.

I worked my legs and abs today, as well as jogging in between exercises. I exercised for 30 minutes! Yea!

Now, to all of you out there trying and feeling discouraged, I say the immortal words of Winston Churchill; "Never, never, never give up!" To those who fear and doubt, I add the eternal words of the savior, "Be not afraid, only believe."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Still Striving

By Randall McNeely

Well, my gazillion followers, these past couple of weeks have been a challenge for exercise, at least regular exercise. I've gotten a lot of exercise in ways I didn't intend to via snow shoveling - TONS OF SHOVELING! Still, I managed to maintain my weight, but not lose any.

Now I'm traveling and have a nasty cold. Still, I'm going to force myself out of bed tomorrow. I have to. I've eaten to much the last too days! Ah.

This weekend I do the official weigh-in for my Weight Loss For Charity fundraiser. I've set the goal to lose 40 pounds between February 5th, and June 4th. I need 1000 people / corporations to pledge to me to reach my goal of raising $10,000. That works out to $.25 per pound per person if I lose 40 pounds. I can do it. Will you? Will you help me in this great cause? If you would like to pledge, stop by my blog, click the Join Me! link and send me your name, the amount you wish to pledge, your email address, and phone number. None of your personal information will be published. It will be used for donation tracking purposes but only privately by me. The initials of those who pledge and what they pledge will be posted on the blog on the Individual Pledges page.