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Old 05-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #376  
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Sinderelly - Glad you listened to your body and took a day off. That is frusterating that the scale isn't moving but as long as you are staying on plan I am sure you will see results again soon.

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I feel really good about my week so far. I have stayed on plan as far as calories are concerned and I have walked my dog for at least 30 minutes everyday as planned. Where I live the snow is just melting so walking through it is actually quite the workout! My legs have been sore every night!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #377  
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Hello campers! So I just realized, I think I'm going to have to modify this week's goals. I'm graduating college this week and how do we all celebrate special occasions? With food, of course! I'll be eating out three times this week--and normally it's only once or twice a month at most! What usually happens is during weeks like these is that I at first attempt to be super strict, then fail, then throw in the towel because I've messed up.

So, in order to keep my sanity, I'm going to attempt to stay within my calorie goals (1500 cals.) but if not, I'm not going to beat myself up about it. And I've already had ice cream, so I've already failed the 'no sweets' goal. :P I guess I'm just tired of obsessing over food and calories--I mean you have to be to a certain point, but I don't want it to spoil the celebrating part. Anyone faced this dilemma and have any tips?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #378  
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Gmornin ladies-
Happy Hump Day and 1st of May! A new month already, time sure seems to fly by. There will be sunshine today and ill be out in it for a bit but my 1st class begins this evening so also want to make sure i have everything done around here before i leave and have everything i need for class in the car. Im thinking i need to do some fine tuning of diet and exercise as i keep bouncing around between 195-199 and its driving me nuts!
Shepherd- congrats on graduating, be mindful yes but be sure to enjoy the celebration of all your hard work and moving forward in life!
Sinderelly- hope you enjoyed "movie nite"! What movie did you watch and was it any good?
Rated- i bet your new puppy is loving the walks and already looks forward to them every day, i know mine do!
Have a great day yall!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #379  
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I went to a taping of the Dr. Oz show last year and it was a lot of fun! I had never seen the show so I did not know what to expect (I went with my sil, who is a big fan!) and it was a blast!

Sinderelly, do you plan a day off from exercise every week? The stuff I have read over the years usually recommends a day off every week, as well as days off between different types of exercise, like M,W,F cardio and T,Th,S strength training, with Sunday off. Anyway, hope you are feeling better!

Shepherdgirl - Congratulations on your graduation! I hope you enjoy your parties! And I am sure that you will enjoy them more if you do not overdo it at any one event, so you don't feel bloated and yuck, iykwim! Not that you should starve yourself in advance, but making your best breakfast, lunch and exercise choices before a party should leave you with room for treating yourself without going too far.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #380  
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Sinderelly - I think it is really good that you are listening to your body and taking a day off, especially if you seem to be stuck at the 218 mark (which is AWESOME by the way . Congrats!) I wouldn't be surprised that resting, or switching things up helps to let some of that weight go. Hope you enjoyed the movie!


Okay, I know people love Dr. Oz...but he creeps me out! I don't know why, I just find him scary! LOL! So I never watch his show, because he'll probably give me nightmares.



Yay day! May day! Down to 249.6 this morning!!! Going to work REALLY hard to inch that down further so I don't see the 250s again.

YESTERDAY RECAP
CALORIC INTAKE:
Breakfast - 250 Calories
Coffee - 100 Calories
Lunch - 350 Calories
Snack - 200 Calories
Dinner - 550 Calories
Total = 1450!
Woot woot! Even with going to the MOVIES! I was within my goal of 1300-1500 calories!
EXERCISE:
20 Minute Elliptical
15 Minute Weight Lifting

TODAY'S PLAN
CALORIC INTAKE:
Breakfast - 250 Calories (Bacon wrapped asparagus again, yum!)
Coffee - 150 Calories (Skinny Hazlenut Machiatto Tall)
Lunch - 350 Calories (Chicken, Refried Beans, Broccoli & Cauliflower)
Dinner - 400 Calories (Ground Turkey, Black Beans, Sauteed peppers & Onions, Taco Seasoning, and Lettuce, and refried beans.)
EXERCISE: (already completed BTW)
35 Minute Ellpitical (460 Calories burned baby!! )
Ab workout

Okay, should probably do some work or something, hehe

Have a Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat day all!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #381  
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I didn't report in yesterday, Guess I forgot. My weigh in was 257. Down .2 from when I joined this thread just a few days before weigh in.

My goal for next Monday is 256 or less, and I really need to work on stopping all eating by 11 p.m. I go to bed usually at 1.

thanks Munchey for the recap on Dr. Oz. I missed the show, and was going to look it up.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #382  
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Well its 30 minutes before my fiest teaching experience and needless to say im a nervous wreck! Wish me luck and say a little prayer for me and my class please!
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:38 PM   #383  
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Good luck, Joy! You can do it!!! Just wanted to say you are lookin' beautiful in your avatar!!!

Welcome to the new additions!

Everyone else seems to be doing great, way to go!!!

I finally broke the 166 barrier, saw 165.6 this am! Totally over the moon about this. Took a break from working out since Thurs/Friday (cannot recall, lol.) Tomorrow I will be restarting the 30 Day Shred along with 30-60 min on the elliptical trainers.

Have a great rest of the week, ladies!
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HEY CAMPERS!
We made it to midweek - can't believe it is already May. Hope everyone is having a good week!

I watch the movie, Parental Guidance, last night. I liked it! It was a good family PG movie.

It can be more interesting to have different opinions, and Dr. Oz is an example, lol. I'm likely to mention him from time to time. One of my well learned lessons is that I don't have to agree with everyone and everyone doesn't have to agree with me. We would certainly miss out on a lot of what life has to offer if we only surrounded ourselves with people who always agree with us.

I've learned a lot and picked up some good advice from Dr. Oz and many of his guests. If you followed everything that is mentioned on his show it would drive you crazy. I take away enough to make it valuable to me. Some of the advice, examples, etc. will serve to "scare me skinny"

Got to get going and get to the park for a walk. I'm Pacific Time, so I'm behind most of you. I'll check back later and catch up on personals.

Have a good evening, campers!

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #385  
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Rated- I hope so!! I need that scale to move now!! ha

Dangerous- I loved the movie!! I watched Silver lining playbook. It was a great movie, but definitely not a family one! ha

Sparks- I do. I vary Running every other day and then do Jillian Michaels or weights...or something else on the days I don't run. I take a day off whenever my body tells me to.. lol like last night!

100mother- Thanks. It didn't move this morning, soo I am hoping it will tomorrow!! It is a little frustrating.

Munchey- Glad to hear Parental Guidance is a family movie! I've wanted to see it..maybe I will rent it this weekend!

So today I went to the dermatologists and had two moles biopsied. One mole was a little deeper than she expected so she had to cut it ..so I have stitches >_< She told me to not work out for 14 days, but I went for a run right after I got home. I guess no weights for two weeks though :-/
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #386  
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AMANDIE:
Good to hear from you. Hope the scale keep moving down. You do girl - lets get a pound!


DANGEROUS:
I'm betting your class was successful! It will get easier for you with each class! You are a strong and talented woman - you will do great!

Looking good in your new icon photo!


SINDERELLY:
Ouch - hope the stitches heal fast and that the test results are negative.

Hope you enjoy Parental Guidance when you see it. I usually like most movies with Billy Crystel and Bette Midler.


RATED:
Keep up the good work!


JAZZYPEGGY:
Do you work a 2nd shift job, or are you a night owl?


SHEPHERDGIRL:
Congrats on the graduation! Enjoy yourself.

The usual advice for going out to eat is to NOT be too hungry (eat a snack before going). If possible, check out the menu online ahead of time and decide on your best option (s). I've actually purchased a small plastic bottle-type container that I can put some of my favorite low calorie salad dressing in and take with me. Low calorie salad dressing seems to be one thing that can be hard to get at a restaurant.

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A NEW ASSIGNMENT, IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT.

WHAT IS YOUR ROOT CAUSE?

In order to achieve long-term success, we need to deal with the ROOT CAUSE or our weight issues. I invite you to take a took at this issue.
  • What is the root cause (s)?
  • What are ways that you can deal with these issues?
  • Do you need help with these issues? Let's share some ideas for coping skills!
OOPS, I FORGOT TO DO THIS MYSELF

ROOT CAUSE:
Anxiety. I think I was born anxious. Both my parents are anxious folks. We finally got my dad to start taking an antidepressant in his late 80's (when he started exhibiting major symptoms of anxiety and panic).

Food has always served to tame my anxiety. Up until perimenopause, I had my yearly pattern. I'd gain 10-15 pounds and get up to 140-150 in the Winter - then I'd get into bikini shape in the early Spring and all would be well until Fall. The cycle continued for most years. There were a few years when I had a gym membership and spent a lot of time there and managed to keep the weight down for most of the year and kept in shape.

Perimenopause marked the start of the slippery slope and the "New Normal", which wasn't a good thing.

DEALING WITH THE ISSUES:
Using SAD survival strategy during Fall and Winter
Use relaxation techniques - meditation, breathing exercises, etc.
Face the scale (not weighing won't make it go away)
Establish a "Better Normal"
Portion control
Eat low calorie - safe foods (i.e. popcorn)
Maintain a Buddy System

HELP WITH COPING SKILLS:
Always open to suggestions and trying new things.
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OUR "NEW NORMAL"

In retrospect, I've discovered that a "New Normal" can be good or bad. When we gain weight, the "New Normal" can be a very bad thing. An additional 10 pounds, then another and then a little more. Before you know it, you have blossomed to a new all time high weight. Some of us may have quit weighing ourselves when we hit those highs (like me).

I'm creating my "New Normal" in reverse now! As I travel down the weight scale - 10 pounds at a time, I will embrace the loss and vow to NEVER let that range be my "Normal" again.

I vow to find my Ultimate Normal and stay there. A life is too important to waste.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #389  
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Gmornin ladies-
Class went well and seems everyone seemed ready to start onto the healthy journey. There werent as many as i was hoping but hopefully it will get bigger. Yesterday was a good day, got my 90 upper and 90 lower ab crunches in, did almost and im talking all but maybe quarter mile of my 3 miles in as a jog! Couldnt believe i did it and it felt awesome! Today will be just walking but lots of it and some core work. A friend of mine is having her gallbladder removed today so gonna b there with her for that and get her home and set up so shes comfy. Then ive got some grocery shopping to get in and an acceptance interview and pic session with local paper and the group that we got a grant from for the class. Gonna be a busy day, hope everyone has a great day!
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LETS GET THAT FAT OFF!
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