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Still Flexing

This are pretty mundane around these parts recently. We have our weekly routine and it seems to work for us, so that's what we do. Haha. That includes hitting the gym M/W/F for boot camp. So far, so good. I definitely can tell that I am not able to push myself like I used to, but that's ok. I do what I can and I listen to my body. If something hurts, I don't do it. If my heart rate gets too high, I slow down. The good news is that I am still able to keep up with most of the people in the…

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Added by Christy on September 29, 2014 at 1:18pm — 4 Comments

Day 48

Undaunted by my lack of progress, I press on.

Positives: I have not had a drink for 48 days. I have become much more aware of the composition of what I put into my body (even though I still often make poor decisions - my new-found knowledge notwithstanding). I have continued to drink ice water as my beverage of choice. Sometimes I will treat my self to a diet Mountain Dew (so tasty, yes?) but that is the exception, where it had been the norm for most of my adult life.

Still…

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Added by David Frederick Baldner on September 29, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments

Met my Fundraising Goal

Its a beautiful fall morning and great walking weather.  My friend and I completed another 13.1 mile training walk -- time 4hr 9 min.  (MVP says we burned 1151 calories)  So we are being very consistent.  Although my feet were screaming at me!!!!  I better carry lots of advil/aleave and eat them like candy the weekend of the walk.

When I got home and ate a refuel breakfast - I checked my fundraising account.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was .60 over my goal. YAHOO!  I…

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Added by LindaB on September 27, 2014 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

I really like Sparkpeople

I really like sparkpeople.com - not so much for tracking my food (MFP does it for me) as for their articles.   

Read this one today about stressing over weight loss...who hasn't been stressed over weight loss?

Just took this quiz and thought it was worth sharing:

  1. I have taken a careful look at my eating and exercise habits, and I have a good idea of what I need to change and how I want to do it.
  2. I have accepted the idea that I…
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Added by MarthaG on September 26, 2014 at 8:42am — 4 Comments

doing alright

Did arm workout today. My legs are sore still so I let them rest. I'm not feeling anything in my arms yet. Hopefully soon I'll feel it. My ass hurts a little still. I'm keeping jaywalking up. We've been walking at work so I get in two miles there. And at least one with the dogs and the rest I get just doing general work. 

I went to acupuncture and I've now got buyers remorse. They went through my treatment plan and figured out the cost. It's 16 weeks of multiple appointments a…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 25, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

oww!

I did my strength training. I hurt everywhere! I did well with everything for the most part. It was all just hard enough. The only negative is the jumping Jack's. My knees aren't up to them at this point. I did them all but my knees have been mad all day long. So I think I'm going to change out the jumping Jack's. I'm either going to do modified one's that don't involve jumping or try a different exercise. My boyfriend suggested I try mountain climbers. But those may be just as bad on my…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 23, 2014 at 10:26pm — 3 Comments

A No Title Update

Just a few quick updates to keep myself a little bit accountable in some way.

  • 32 Days till the Avon Walk and 39.1 miles.  I am $190 away from my fundraising goal.  Sweet!  Last year I was that much away the night before the event.  So, I feel like I'm in a good place.  After my 1/2 marathon walk the other day, I did another 5 the next day.  Wasn't sore and my feet didn't hurt like I thought they would.
  • Monday night, I booked our hotel for Disney.  We are talking the…
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Added by LindaB on September 23, 2014 at 6:26pm — 3 Comments

woo

I hit my first weight loss goal today. It wasn't a big goal just something to get me going. I started at 216.5, today I hit 209.6. I was aiming for 210. I'm happy and I set my next goal for 200. Tomorrow is my first day of strength training and my second acupuncture appointment. There may be a need to adjust my strength training exercises but I'll see tomorrow. I'll give it a go and if its too hard/easy I'll change some things up. For now I'm just happy about reaching my first goal.

Added by Ovelia19 on September 22, 2014 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

Going on week 3

Im so glad i finally have the right mind set to do this.
I have been walk/jogging 5 days a week and doing piyo once aweek also eating really good!!
Feels great but now i notice im starting to slack on veggies
And wondering if its true if u exercise alot your weight will
Be slower cause ur building muscle???

Added by Becky Trejo on September 21, 2014 at 9:45pm — 4 Comments

getting back on track

I didn't get up for yoga this morning instead inspector and then did Pilates from home. Which is fine with me I'm still getting strength from Pilates as I would from yoga. Then I walked and found that my fitbit has been lying to me with regards to my mileage when I walk for exercise. I tend to walk faster so my stride length is different. I think my fitbit is having issues determining if I'm walking or run so it doesn't know what stride length to use. For today it's off by .75 miles. That's…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 21, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

back to it!

I biked this morning.I did really well. I got in 7 miles in 32 min. Which is faster than before. I also got in all my miles and all my steps. Tomorrow I'm hitting up yoga doing more steps and then I'm getting myself a massage. 

I looked into some strength training programs online and I found a beginner's one that I can do at home. It is three days a week, I can get that in. I need to decide if I want to cut cardio out entirely on those days or if I want to do half what I would…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 20, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

1/2 Marathon

Today I completed a 1/2 Marathon training walk today.  13.1 miles in 4hrs 11 minutes.

My feet were screaming somewhere around the 10th mile and I had to pee somewhere around the 6.5 mile mark.  Made it through.  I'm confident that I can kill the 39 miles come October 25th.

Struggling in other areas - but in total Beast Mode in this one.  I'll take it.  At least it keeps me maintaining.

Added by LindaB on September 20, 2014 at 5:06pm — 3 Comments

Gotta Get It Done

I know I always talk about my need to quit the juice (Coke) but the time has come to get it done.  Get ready for the headaches and mood swings that come along with the caffeine withdrawals. 

Added by Lynn on September 20, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

did better today

So I slept in this morning but we went for a 2 mile walk at work after our morning meeting. So I got half my steps in and because the walk involved a lot of hills it also counted for all of my floors for the day too. I'm over on my steps and well over on my floors. Tomorrow since I don't have work I'm going to sleep in a little then bike and walk and I think I need to do some research with regards to strength training. I know I need to do it but I've been avoiding. I know thought that by…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

still slacking

I chose sleep this morning over exercise. I know what my problem is its the change of sunrise. It's now dark out when my alarm is going off and I feel as though I should still be asleep. I'm just going to have to force it. I did work my ass off today after work and got in my fitbit goals so that's something. I also allowed myself some peach cobbler my mom made. I've been really good about my food and I've learned that depriving myself of things makes me fall off the wagon hard. So all I'm…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 18, 2014 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

slacking

I've been a bit of a slacker this week. My calories are matching my activity level though so I'm not really worried. Sunday my steps were over my goal and I met all my goals for the day Monday o was about 2500 steps off, yesterday I was almost 4000 steps below. I got really distracted reading. Today I wanted to start book 7 in the series I'm reading but I told myself I could only start it if I finished my steps. I worked my ads off while at work to get all 10000 in. I left just enough to be…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

One Too Many Cheeseburgers

I promise to not flood you with pregnancy updates because that is not what this place is about, but its kinda what is going on with me right now, so there will be some. The other day I mentioned that I'm at that awkward in between stage where I don't really look pregnant, but more like I just had one too many cheeseburgers.…

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Added by Christy on September 17, 2014 at 3:24pm — 6 Comments

My Story

When I started about 3 years ago I was tracking my food on livestrong.com and committed to eat healthy and move more.  Simple right?  It worked!

I wrote up my experience for livestrong.com and got picked for a feature.  They even sent a professional photographer to shoot 100's of pictures of me.  That was fun.

Just got the link for my story:…

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Added by MarthaG on September 15, 2014 at 6:53pm — 6 Comments

Eating Healthy = Beauty Inside and Out

I think we (or at least I) focus so much on losing weight that we forget that there are LOTS of reasons to eat healthy and take care of ourselves.   Eating a healthy diet also helps us to just look good.  This article from Sparkpeople reminded me of this and has these suggestions:

Drink plenty of water

Limit alcohol

Sip green tea daily

Avoid simple carbs

Nourish your skin with healthy foods

for…

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Added by MarthaG on September 15, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

did great today

I biked this morning I was a little slower this morning than normal which is fine. Still got my 6 miles in. And I was a little lazy this week with my steps so I decided to make up for it today, kind of as a way to punish myself so I stayed on track next week. So my goal today was about 15500 steps. I walked 3 miles this morning after biking but then I went shopping to get in the rest lol. I have actually hit over 17000 steps for the day which is great but my knees aren't thrilled. Not huge…

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Added by Ovelia19 on September 13, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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