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Old 05-01-2005, 09:27 AM   #1
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Hm. Looks like I'm the first one here this month!

Well chicks, I seem to have found my path again, for the most part. Weekends are harder for me than weekdays, but hopefully now with at least some pathetic little income (which is better than none at all, yes?) I'll be able to afford to have better food around the house.

I'm going to go ahead and post what I put in last month's thread before I realized it was a new month.

Chicks - C'mon. You know there are a lot of different body types. You know not everyone can even begin to weigh in at 110-120, even if they're the same height as the more slender counterpart.

Bones have a lot to do with it, muscle mass and how much you are genetically predisposed to have has a lot to do with it... pure genetics plays a huge role in what your body type is. That is why I HATE the stupid number games the "health professionals" play with our minds. As an extreme example, when I was in my 20s and a powerlifter on the University of Alaska team, I weighed in at close to 170. I'm 5'3" tall. I wore a size 9. Last August, I weighed 172, I'm still 5'3", and I wore a size 14. All because yes, I was lifting, but not like an athlete training for competition. I was carrying a HUGE amount of muscle around on me then.

I know, those are extreme examples, but it illustrates why I tend to use the scale only as a barometer, if you will, of what I'm doing. I very loosely set weight goals, because it is something you can actually post. Something tangible people can see. And I have a rough idea of what weight range I think I might need to be in. But the scale and the numbers are not really my goal. The size of my clothes, the fact that I'll be able to run 5 or 10 K, the fact that I can work under horses trimming feet all day long, or beat my son and daughter at arm wrestling... those are my real measurements of success.

Derry - Each day (****, sometimes each minute) we have to define what is more important to us. Eating something yummy without regard to our physical appearance, health, etc. or losing weight and getting fit. There are always going to be times when the eating wins out. You cannot lose weight until you are ready to do so. That is why my sigline is what it is. If you are not mentally prepared to do what you need to do, you simply will not do it. And there are going to be times when you simply do not have the resources to think about losing weight.

One of the big issues with my journey has been trying desperately to condition myself to eat right without thought. I've gotten much better about it, but I still struggle. I get very, very tired of having to measure, weigh, count --- I just want to fix food and eat it. But 40+ years of eating too much of the wrong foods is not an easy thing to change. I'm more likely now to reach for a glass of water when I'm thirsty than eat ice cream. Don't laugh, your brain can trick itself into thinking allllll sorts of things. It took me a long time to realize that when I was craving ice cream, jello, fruit - my body was TRYING to say I'M THIRSTY!!! I'm more likely now to reach for a bowl of grain cereal for breakfast, or eggs, now instead of pancakes. But you know, I still crave chocolate after dinner. And I'm not ready to cut that off yet. Maybe one of these days. For now, I just try really hard to limit it to one serving and budget it into my day.

Ok... I'm sorry, I rambled on. I guess I'm just trying to say that yes. There are many different body types. And just like I tell my daughter - you will never, ever be a skinny little slip of a girl. It's simply not genetically possible. But you can be very proud that you can lift three of those slips over your head if you so desire.
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Old 05-01-2005, 07:01 PM   #2
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Wow .. looks like I'm the ONLY one here this month! Where is everyone?

Well week one is done!! I almost talked myself out of doing pilates today, but after we got home from the stables, I did it before showering and cooking dinner. Yay me!

I rode and am starting to get Arashi back in shape, too. He and I are both seriously lacking in the muscle tone department.

Tomorrow starts week two! Hope everyone had a grand weekend!
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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Heh Rave, thanks for starting the new thread. But you have to give us a little jingle! Come on, May madness, something.... although at this point I suppose you can't change the title anyhow. Oh well. . ..
Rave, I will try to type later. Just wanted to say hello so you wouldn't feel too lonely!
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Old 05-02-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hi all. Thanks for starting the new thread, Raven.

My goal for this month MUST BE finding my motivation again. Right now I am battling extreme fatigue. This makes me not work out and choose bad foods that I use the excuse will give me an energy jolt, but both those things only serve to make me more tired. A vicious cycle. And, I really feel like I was on the right track last year. Then, I just lost momentum. I keep caring less and less, and seem to be losing my hold on the rope hanging behind the wagon. The weight just keeps coming back on and I can't seem to care to stop it. Why? I need to find some way to care again. To get motivated again. And to get back to the business of taking good care of myself.

HELP!
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
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Still here, Happy May everyone! Wow, hard to believe I was 9 months pregnant this time last year. The little guy is almost one!!
I have been eating OK the last few days. DH is home and I have a harder time controlling myself. Yesterday we celebrated my mother's birthday. I ate fine but I had....beer.....This morning I am down a pound but I think I'm just dehydrated. I'll stick to my 3 day rule. (3 days at weight before declaring an official loss) I shouldn't obsess about the #'s either. It's the way the clothes fit that really make me feel good.(or bad) And being fit. Which I'm not. I'm probably in the worst physical shape in my life. And I'm not really motivated to do anything about it right now. I'll stick to my walking and sit ups for now.
Well, lets make May a great month!!
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:17 PM   #6
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I guess my riding will do for exercise tonight.

Food ... right on plan.

Water ... needed to drink more.

Oh .. and do unplanned dismounts burn any calories? Arashi jumped a little because my son startled him. My training problem, not my son's or horse's fault. I lost my balance - riding bareback - and did the slo-mo fall. Had PLENTY of time to realize exactly what was happening. *sigh* This was the first time I've fallen that I didn't tuck my head. I think because it was happening so slowly, I'd land softly? HA! I have SUCH a bruise on my butt!

Anyway.. I didn't run this morning. I had no get up and go at all. I had a blast with the horses, and I'll run in the morning.

Aiming for another 2 pound loss this week!!
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Hey y'all. I really wonder if I AM coming down with something. My get up and go has got up and went. I am trying to take better care of myself. Just hope I feel better and more energized soon.

here's to a good week for all of us.
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Horseback riding is good exercise, isn't it? I used to ride as a kid and I remember if I didn't ride for a while my legs would be sore the next time. And bare back, well you must have to really use your muscles to hang on!!
I hope your butt's OK by the way.
Yesterday I was hungry ALL DAY LONG. I ate to satisfy my hunger, but I ate well. Today I am not so insaitiable. I feel like things are moving along fine. Took a walk today too.
Hope everyone else is fine!
Feel better, Jolly!
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Old 05-03-2005, 04:01 PM   #9
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Hi people. Sorry I haven't been posting. Wish I could give you some motivation Jolly. Apple, glad to hear you're eating good things. Rave, take care, have fun. Watch those dismounts! happy, derry, where are you?

I've been trying to eat better things, which usually involves more than throwing some prepackaged thing in my face. I have made more pasta sauce and salads and been eating a lot of celery. Figure that stuff has to be good. It does take the edge off and I haven't had these insane sugar cravings. I've also been eating fruit, big bowl of strawberries with plain yogurt. The berries are so sweet they offset the sourness of the yogurt.

Well, I'm so busy. See you all around. I usually get to read the posts just so I keep getting the email notifications. Keep going, guys. Jolly, at least try not to backslide. Think of maintaining where you are at least, then you won't feel disgusted with your efforts or lack of them. That's what I've been trying to do. If I can't get out and exercise I just don't allow myself to sit around stuffing food in myself.

Ok, bye all!
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*lol* Thank you apple.. no, my butt is not ok. I have three really nice bruises on it. One with a hard lump right in the middle. Good thing I have lots of padding. I have a sharp pain at the point of my right scapula, and my neck is stiff as heck. But you know what? Who cares!! I love riding my boy. And I think this is the first time I've come off that I just didn't care. Had my daughter toss me back up on him with a leg up and we did great. It wasn't a big deal, I just fell. THAT is a good feeling. Yes, it's good exercise, just the mild walk trot we're doing is giving me a good muscle workout.

I tried to do the treadmill this morning, but .. it hurt. It just hurt way too much. So I think I'll try again tomorrow. No pilates because of course, that's WAY too much for my poor tailbone.

Jolly - I'm so sorry you're feeling so crappy. Take care of yourself. Get lots of sleep, drink lots of fluids... eat right.

Red - I love fruit and yogurt. It's a great combination. I'm going to try more salads too, especially now that it's summer. I'd forgotten how good they are!!

Well ok... water today was WAY down. Too busy at work to remember. Food was good. Exercise was nada.
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Sorry I haven't been posting. I had the most wonderful visit with my mum - wanted to spend every free minute with her. Put her on a plane Monday safe and sound with promises to be back soon (end of June). Then... Sunday night I had the most horrid sore throat - kept me up a good part of the night. It has progressed into a full blown cold with all the aches and pains, coughs and sneezes bells and whistles. It is month end at work so I could not take off. Finally got so bad I had DH take me to the clinic tonight for some antibiotics. A nice little Korean doctor took care of me - I guessed his age to be about 11 or 12 years old. OMG it hurts sooo bad to cough and it's just starting to settle into my chest. I should be ok in a day or two after the antibiotics kick in. Take care and will catch up with you then...
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Hey y'all. I really wonder if I AM coming down with something.
AH HAH! So maybe those were midwest germs I picked up. And here I was blaming the slot machines at the casinos

Here's to motivation and climbing back on the wagon just cuz it's the right thing to do!
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:50 AM   #13
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Success!!

Very quick

Week 2 Day 1 Couch to 5K Done.

Water good so far.

Food ... hopefully will be good.

I ran! Woo! Go me!

Scale this morning was down, but might be due to dehydration as water yesterday was realllllly bad. We shall see.
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Good for you Raven! Keep it up!
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Hello all. Well, I did make it to the gym for a light workout yesterday and today. That is something anyway. Haven't been able to run - back is still too sore. Didn't make it to the barn last night either. Came home from a late meeting at work, and bundled up on the couch to fight off the chills I had. I am feeling a bit better today, so hopefully it is working it;'s way out. I hope you feel better soon, Happy. Congrats on the victories, Raven. I hope your tailbone is feeling better soon too. Congrats on the better eating, Red. I love berries and yogurt. Yummmmm.

Have a good day all.
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