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Back on the Grind

Trying to push that re-set button. I made myself a calendar to chart my workout activity, but kind of abandoned both the calendar, and my workouts, in April and May. I got very, very busy, and I'm trying to make my workouts a priority. 

Tonight I am headed back to BodyPump class after a long absence. I already have to miss my Friday class for a meeting, and can't make it up Saturday morning due to another commitment. Sigh... 

Diet has been off, and I am afraid…

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Added by Dee on May 24, 2016 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Bored

One thing is for sure--maintenance is pretty boring. I find myself not having much to talk about and in general feel a little lost. I am such a goal oriented person and I love to see the number on the scale drop (who doesn't?) that once I get to goal I don't really know what to do with myself. I know that health is about so much more than a number, but when you take that part of it away, it is easy to feel like something is missing. Honestly, I'm pretty bored with my workouts too. The Y is…

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Added by Christy on May 23, 2016 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

And so another week begins...

Well it was a fun-filled weekend helping a friend move house. That was fine- until it came time for everyone else to indulge in lunchtime pizzas. Oh my god they smelt amazing. Instead I just sat there drinking a diet soda... It smelt so good I could have eaten the cardboard packaging!

Anyway have managed to keep on the downward trend- my graph is telling me late September I'll hit the magical 99kg...

21 May 143.4

22 May 142.6

23 May 142.4

Total lost so far…

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Added by Damian on May 22, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 5/21

Weight - Down 0.4 pounds. Eating too much crap.

Exercise - Ran just under 20 miles. Got in a 14 1/2 mile bike ride

Food - I simply ate too much crap. Lucky I lost a little, but diarrhea is the reason for that.

Mood - Disappointed that I am not making good food choices. WTF is wrong with me? I want to win this battle.

Next Saturday is my 1st 5k of the year. I am nervous, but I always get a bit anxious when it comes to these kinds of things.

Added by Paula on May 21, 2016 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments

So it begins... again...

So here's my story in a nutshell... I'm a 36 year old overweight sedentary office worker that loathes exercise. Before I started this most recent weight loss journey I had climbed back up to just over 150kg (at 202cm tall). I've tried all manner of weight loss things in the past, some have worked, some have been a waste of time (...and money- liposuction). 

Some time around 2010 I got myself down to probably the lowest weight I've been since I was in my teens at 105kg- just 6kg short…

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Added by Damian on May 20, 2016 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

4 Years

4 years? Can it be true? My son turned 4 last Friday, which has become somewhat of an "anniversary" of sorts for my lifestyle change. Sure, it didn't happen on the day he was born, but he was one of the biggest motivating factors to get my butt in gear. I joined Weight Watchers when he was about 2 months old and soon after started at the gym.…

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Added by Christy on May 19, 2016 at 8:04pm — 3 Comments

Plateau Defeted!

I reached the dreaded weight loss plateau! The program I’m working, the 40 day reset has solutions for that! Yesterday I ate a ton of apples, and this morning the plateau was broken! Down 20.5 pounds so far, my pants are super loose (my thin pants) and I’m loving my energy level and my confidence has skyrocketed! Super impressed with this program, would recommend it to anyone!

Added by Laura on May 19, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

No Words

Well the last of the MIAs to check in.

I really haven't had any words that I felt were inspiring or would add value - so I've been laying low.    I've just been trolling by and commenting here and there.  I don't want to be the Debbie Downer for y'all while I've been playing with the same 5#s up and down.

Added by LindaB on May 16, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Hi Paula!

 Thanks for the  comment, nice to know someone notices when Im gone! lol!  Ive been active on My Fitness Pal still just havent really made the time to get on and blog ..... sometimes I feel like I really have nothing to offer but my whiny posts about not losing weight. Ive literally had a hard hard month. Ive gained. I hurt my hip... went to the Chiro it was almost a full 2 inches higher than my other hip. He adjusted it ... I was ordered not to workout for that week so I kept up with my…

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Added by Angie Y on May 16, 2016 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

Hello Friends

I thought I would stop in and say hi thanks to a special request from Paula.  xoxox

I really have nothing new to report.  Life, as always, is CRAZY.  Currently we have three big kids on their own, one big kid in the house, three teenagers, a nana, two dogs, two cats, one full time job, and two part time jobs.  Oh.  And a snake.  (Life Lesson:  when your kids buy animals for their girl or boy friends IT WILL at some point live under your…

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Added by Lynn on May 16, 2016 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

I'm still alive but feel like shit

This broken record just can't ever seen to stay together:(

I have really been struggling to get back on track now for a few months. I wish this was easier. Life is so busy and I just got out of habit for taking my "me time" by the end of the day i'm beat and I can't get up any earlier.

I have no problem staying active, yes I need to do more but my biggest concern is my eating. Do ya ever buy all those healthy groceries then It seems something comes up everyday and throws you…

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Added by Becky Trejo on May 15, 2016 at 11:52pm — 3 Comments

Weekly Update - 5/14

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds. I need to reevaluate what I am doing.

Exercise - Ran 20 miles this week. Did 15.5 miles bike ride on Monday. Wish my eating was this solid.

Food - Good choices, bad snacking. The stop of losing made me realize I MUST change this.

Mood - Still in the dumper. Getting to down on myself.

Added by Paula on May 14, 2016 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Almost Friday!

l went for a run after work. Did a 4 mile run & did MUCH better than I thought I would. Planning to do a long easy run tomorrow. I wish I could run in the morning instead, but my work schedule just doesn't allow it. Sometimes I am tired after work. When I run on Sunday morning I seem to have more energy. I hope I get the scale moving again. 2 more days until weekly weigh in. Sometimes I just dread the scale.

Added by Paula on May 12, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments

When Did I Decide I Was in Maintenance?

Paula asked this question on Christy's blog and thought I'd share my experience with this. My initial goal was to get to the mid 170's from 222 (or so) as I figured that was a weight I could and had maintained. Meant at 5'8" I'd still be overweight, but that was better than being obese. One key thing with the way I lost weight was to choose a way of eating that I could maintain forever so nothing really changed once I hit 175 except I kept losing weight. Eating about 1600 - 1700 cals/day and…

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Added by MarthaG on May 11, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

Willpower gone

I have so not been feeling it these last few days. I read when willpower dissolves, determination must kick in. I did not lose weight this past week but I did not give up exercise. I got in a 15.5 bike ride in yesterday & a 5 mile run on my treadmill today even though my knee is feeling funny. I think tomorrow's scheduled rest day is exactly what I need. Still struggling with the eating thing. I admit to ups & downs, but I am happy to report no binges. But admit i am closer than I want… Continue

Added by Paula on May 10, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Today is a new day

So today I wake up to a new idea after listening to some blogs.  Instead of recording all the failures of the day I am going to record what I am doing right for myself.

The scale can be such a downer especially after watching calories, giving up favorite foods and exercising like a mad woman.  Today I am going to try to embrace a different approach.

Still log foods. But if I don't like the food even if its good for me I am not wasting calories on it. I would rather have a…

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Added by Tracy Harrington on May 10, 2016 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Sunday

I got out of the bike trail & got the in a 6.5 mile run. I have been reading about running/ training and decided to try running 80 percent of my runs "easy". On a blog I follow she swears that running truly easy( low heart rate) improved her race times & helped her to enjoy running. I must say it did make me like running more. I love what running is doing for my body but not loving the act of doing it. Now I enjoy my runs more & even look forward to the speed runs I do the rest of… Continue

Added by Paula on May 8, 2016 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Weekly Update 5/7

Weight - Zero. Exactly like last week to the tenth! Broke my losing streak. Kind of bummed.

Exercise - Ran 19 miles this week (over 4 days) & a 15.7 mile bike ride

Food - Must have over done on snacks (no loss this week).

Mood - Improved. Got to get the mind just as healthy as the body.

Added by Paula on May 7, 2016 at 4:18pm — 2 Comments

What Now?

I'm at goal, now what? Honestly, that is a good question and one I am still trying to figure out, quite honestly. I've been through maintenance before, so I know what to expect, but I'm just not quite sure how I am going to tackle it this time. The way the Weight Watchers plan is designed, when you hit your goal weight, you add 6 extra points a day for maintenance. You have a 6 week period to kinda play around with this number and see what is right for you. If  you find that you are still…

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Added by Christy on May 7, 2016 at 1:36pm — 6 Comments

Vacation success

Okay so I am now on day 18, almost half way through, I’ve lost about 16 pounds and I feel great! This past week, I went to visit family in Tennessee. I’ve never limited myself to “dieting” when on vacation but I have the end goal in sight and I’m really proud to say, I stuck with my eating plan! It was not easy…I come from an Italian family and we love our food. But, seeing the pounds shed away is all the motivation I need to power…

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Added by Laura on May 6, 2016 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

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