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Personal challenge, 30,000 in 30 days

#1 Postby MontanaVegan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:13 am

I really need to lose some weight.
For the next 30 days, it will seem that I'm living on the treadmill.
I want to burn at least 1000 calories per day.
The treadmill's calorie counter is what I will be using.
I walk with an incline instead of running, so it takes a while.

Hopefully with an almost raw diet I will shed some excess baggage.

Sunday, June 1

8 AM - 400 calories

4 PM - 431 calories

10 PM - 400 calories

Total 1231
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#2 Postby MontanaVegan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:11 pm

Monday, July 2

06:00 - 3 bananas
06:30 - 428 calories on treadmill

09:00 - 2 bananas

11:00 - 2 bananas

1 PM - big romaine salad with home made raw dressing

4:30 - 3 bananas

5:30 - 432 calories on treadmill

7:30 - 1 honeydew melon

8:30 - 2 bananas

9:00 - 200 calories on treadmill

9:45 Squats
5x45
5x95
8x135
8x135
8x135

My legs were a little tired when I started squatting

10:30 - 2 scoops of vega


1060 Calories on the treadmill today
2291 Calories for the month
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#3 Postby MontanaVegan » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:15 am

Tuesday, July 3

06:00 - 3 bananas

06:30 - 430 calories on the treadmill

08:00 - honeydew melon

10:00 - 1 banana

1 PM - romaine, broccoli, carrot salad, but had bottled dressing.

4 PM - strawberry, blueberry, banana smoothie

5:30 - 433 calories on the treadmill

7:00 - 1 scoop of vega

7:30 - 3 bananas

8:00 - handful of cashews, I've been hungry since 1/2 way through my last treadmill

8:30 - 2 bananas

9:00 - Bench Press, Flat Barbell, IsoLateral incline and decline

9:30 - 250 calories on the treadmill



1113 Calories for the day
3404 Calories for the month
Last edited by MontanaVegan on Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:36 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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#4 Postby bunnylalu » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:07 pm

MontanaVegan wrote:Monday, July 2
10:30 - 2 scoops of vega

Do you mix that with water? Also, great job with your squats! Good luck on burning 30,000 calories walking on your treadmill :walk:
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#5 Postby MontanaVegan » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:15 pm

bunnylalu wrote:Do you mix that with water? Also, great job with your squats! Good luck on burning 30,000 calories walking on your treadmill :walk:


Hi bunny.
Yes I mix the berry flavored with water, I really don't like the choco or regular.
About 1 scoop per 2 cups of water.
I prefer the vega with soymilk, but I'm trying for very high raw.
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#6 Postby Crystal » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:59 pm

Wow, so many posts in just a few days 8) , all the best with your month of treadmilling :)

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#7 Postby MontanaVegan » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:55 am

07:30 - 3 bananas

08:00 - 448 calories on the treadmill

11:00 - 1/2 of a watermelon

1 PM - a dozen medjool dates

4:00 - 3 bananas

4:30 - 461 calories on the treadmill

6:30 - the other 1/2 of my watermelon

8:30 - 3 bananas

9:00 - Worked the arms tonight, and also some abs

9:30 - 223 calories on the treadmill


1132 calories for the day
4536 calories for the month
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#8 Postby MontanaVegan » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:55 am

06:00 - 3 bananas
Walmart Dole bananas = yuck

06:30 - 455 calories on the treadmill

09:00 - 2 bananas

12:00 - cooked meal out with friends. Vegetable Fried Rice. I left most of the rice.

4:30 - 1 small cantaloupe

5:30 - 466 calories on the treadmill

8:00 - 1 honeydew melon

9:00 - 1 orange

9:30 - 226 calories on treadmill
I was going to deadlift, but the place was very busy tonight

10:15 - 1 scoop of vega


1147 calories fot the day
5683 calories for the month
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#9 Postby Veganitaliana » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:21 pm

I'm rooting for you! You CAN do this. Ciao :D
Let's make the Earth a huge garden instead of a slaughterhouse www.veganquebec.net

Since RAW is good enough for every other animal on the planet, it is good enough for me. I'd much rather be like any one of them than most humans anyway.

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#10 Postby MontanaVegan » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:12 pm

Thanks VI, Crystal and bunny.
I'm ahead of schedule so far.

I don't know how much to expect to lose.
2 inches should be easy, but 4 would be really nice (but not likely).

I won't be working most of the rest of the month.
So there is no reason to not make it to at least 30K.

I am feeling a little obsessed with this goal already.
Between treadmilling and lifting, it's taking over 3 hours of my day.
If I lose at least 2 inches, then I consider it time well spent.
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#11 Postby bunnylalu » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:16 pm

MontanaVegan wrote: it's taking over 3 hours of my day..

That's something I want to get used to as well - 3 or more hours doing something that I enjoy and that makes me feel really good physically, mentally, & emotionally. Good luck - I hope you can retain the enjoyment aspect of all your hard work!
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#12 Postby MontanaVegan » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:20 pm

bunnylalu wrote:That's something I want to get used to as well - 3 or more hours doing something that I enjoy and that makes me feel really good physically, mentally, & emotionally. Good luck - I hope you can retain the enjoyment aspect of all your hard work!


Hi bunny,
The treadmilling has been more work than enjoyable.
I feel like a hamster running in his little wheel.
I would rather be hiking some hill somewhere else.
This is good though, some temporary boring hard work.
The prize is worth the hard work.

But I do feel better, eating mostly raw and working out.
I sleep better through the night, no more tossing and turning.
At least I don't notice it like I did before.
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#13 Postby MontanaVegan » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:01 am

06:00 - 3 bananas

06:30 - 453 calories on the treadmill

09:00 - 1 banana

11:00 - 1 banana

12:30 - Romaine / Spinach salad with home made raw dressing

3:00 - Strawberry / Banana smoothie, just a little soymilk

5:00 - 1 banana

6:00 - 300 calories on the treadmill
I was getting very hungry and shaky so I quit there

6:45 - bunch of raisins and 1/2 watermelon

11:30 - 455 calories

12:30 - 1 scoop of vega


1208 calories for the day
6891 calories for the month
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#14 Postby MontanaVegan » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:39 am

08:30 - 3 bananas

09:00 - 455 calories on the treadmill

10:30 - 1 scoop of vega

12:00 - 1 small cantaloupe

2:00 - Honeydew Melon

4:30 - 3 bananas and raisins

6:00 - 459 calories on the treadmill

7:30 - 2 oranges

10:00 - 3 bananas

10:30 - Barbell Bench Press, IsoLateral incline and decline

11:00 - 217 Calories on the treadmill

11:45 - 1 scoop of vega


1131 calories for the day
8022 calories for the month
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#15 Postby MontanaVegan » Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:07 am

09:00 - 2 bananas and an orange

09:30 - 459 calories on the treadmill

10:00 - honeydew melon

2:30 - big bowl of strawberries

6:00 - stir fry veggies

7:00 - 460 calories on treadmill

8:30 - cantaloupe


919 calories for the day
8941 calories for the month
Last edited by MontanaVegan on Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
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