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Personal challenge, 30,000 in 30 days

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:13 am
by MontanaVegan
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

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:11 pm
by MontanaVegan
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

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:15 am
by MontanaVegan
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

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:07 pm
by bunnylalu
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:

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:15 pm
by MontanaVegan
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.

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:59 pm
by Crystal
Wow, so many posts in just a few days 8) , all the best with your month of treadmilling :)

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:55 am
by MontanaVegan
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

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:55 am
by MontanaVegan
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

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:21 pm
by Veganitaliana
I'm rooting for you! You CAN do this. Ciao :D

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:12 pm
by MontanaVegan
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.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:16 pm
by bunnylalu
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!

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:20 pm
by MontanaVegan
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.

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:01 am
by MontanaVegan
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

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:39 am
by MontanaVegan
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

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:07 am
by MontanaVegan
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