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Old 01-07-2020, 02:25 PM   #16  
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IMO it's better to be physically fit and overweight than not fit and overweight..

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Hi all, a very happy 2020 to everyone. I've been absent for a while, but I'm using the new year as impetus to motivate myself, not so much to lose weight as to just start paying attention to myself again - how I feel, what makes me happy, etc. I've not caught up on the old thread so I hope everyone has been doing well. JZJ
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I'm craving vegetables and fruit - a sure sign that my body is ready for the holiday season to end!

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Good news! After taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D once a week for 2 months, my blood level of D is finally into the normal range instead of below normal. I'm going to continue the prescription for another month, and then take 2,000 IU per day from then on.

Without enough D, the body can't absorb sufficient calcium from foods. Because calcium levels in the blood must be kept steady, the body then takes calcium from the bones...
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Good news! After taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D once a week for 2 months, my blood level of D is finally into the normal range instead of below normal. I'm going to continue the prescription for another month, and then take 2,000 IU per day from then on.

Without enough D, the body can't absorb sufficient calcium from foods. Because calcium levels in the blood must be kept steady, the body then takes calcium from the bones...

Yay! Mine is at the bottom end of normal, I'm keeping an eye on it.
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Shannon, yes, it bears watching. I went for years with low vitamin D, and my bone scans got worse recently.

JZJ, hi! I hope things are going well for you.
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Anyone else got the flu? It seems to be moving through down here. Took me about 5-6 days to get over it, and now my partner has it. My partner who got the flu shot. (I didn't.)

It's important to have good nutrition when sick. It's also important not to use being sick as a reason to overindulge! My body will happily gain weight under almost any condition...
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JayEll, funny you should say that. I've had a bad cold for almost a week and am now back in the 150s, sigh. Being sick makes me too permissive. I ate most of a box of "reduced fat" (what is this, the 90s?) wheat thins at work one day because I felt crappy and decided it was what my body "needed". Um, no.
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Jay - It is barreling through here, too. Two of my coworkers have been down with it, and we are pretty sure my husband had it. He has asthma, so when we called the doctor's office they called in Tamiflu without making him come in. He was down for five solid days. He also had a flu shot.

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Hi gang i was thinking i might hang out here for a bit of chat and motivation!

I have popped in before..... i did my weightloss dash in 2018 and kept it off last year except for some slackness in Dec/January. I haven't plucked up courage to get on the scales yet, but estimate i've probably gained about 4-5kg in last two months, (jeans are not looking/fitting so good any more!!) so my plan is to have a strictly healthy diet until end of Feb and see whether that's enough to return to normal maintenance, or if i need to carry on a bit longer.

So through the rest of Jan and Feb it'll be a discipline-fest - i can have plenty of 'good' food - i don't want to be hungry, but no crap allowed (which is going to be tough at weekends!).

Yep, i've got a coughing-lurgy too - kindly donated by my husband a couple of weeks ago. I was a regular gymmer all last year, but have been away on holiday for the last month and now i'm still sick, so mission #2 is to get back to the regular gymming as soon as i'm well (starting gradually with plans for a 30min Core class tomorrow, but it's a bit 'coughing-fit' dependant).....

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Hi Ange!

I got on the scale this morning for my January weigh-in - 135 lbs. : That's at the low end of my "winter weight range".

Exciting but part of it is that I'm starting to lose muscle mass due to my age. I'll have to add a set to my strength workouts and try to do 3 a week instead of 2. Did my first weight workout this morning and yoga yesterday. I don't work out at my dog sits - too complicated - so I'm glad to be home for 2 weeks and getting my body back to my routines. I felt all achy and creaky during the sit.

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Nice one Dagmar! How do you know you're losing muscle mass - or are you just assuming? Sounds like you're going pretty well if you already do weights twice a week.

Ok i made it to Core class without any coughing fit, so that's good. My core's alright still, but any of the core+cardio exercises were noticeably harder after my 4-week break, so the bigger test will be Saturday when i signed myself up for MetCon (metabollic conditioning - basically a fancy way of saying a circuit classs) as my fitness has definitely taken a plummet in the last two months.
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Nice one Dagmar! How do you know you're losing muscle mass - or are you just assuming? Sounds like you're going pretty well if you already do weights twice a week.

Ok i made it to Core class without any coughing fit, so that's good. My core's alright still, but any of the core+cardio exercises were noticeably harder after my 4-week break, so the bigger test will be Saturday when i signed myself up for MetCon (metabollic conditioning - basically a fancy way of saying a circuit classs) as my fitness has definitely taken a plummet in the last two months.
I can see the loss of muscle both in my arms and my legs. And stuff that I used to lift and move easily - like the snow tires on my car - is now getting more difficult to do. My weights twice a week are pretty modest free weights and the sessions are 20 minutes each. All I can fit in. Better than none! I can increase each workout by one set of 20 reps and I plan to add 2 lbs. per weight so I will be working out with 8 lb. weights. Again quite modest compared to what some of you do but every workday is a workout for me so I don't need as much "exercise".

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I haven't done weights consistently in some time now, and I would like to get back into it. I also want to increase my walking. My lower back is finally feeling pain free, and I think that's due to my increased vitamin D. It would be ironic if over all these years, my chronic back pain was vitamin D deficiency.
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