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Trouble Goal

Monday, December 20, 2010

Okay, so I am to write about a "trouble goal" this week. There are several so I am just going to choose ONE issue that I have not figured out how to succeed.
I am doing many things right such as: eating right, exercising a lot, gotten my blood pressure and cholesterol under control, etc.
BUT .... it seems that I don't understand how to make certain areas LOOK better. (Example: flappy arm skin, saggy tummy, ... need I say more? :) I am pretty sure you don't want all the details.) But, try as I might to do the correct exercises it appears that I am lacking some knowledge or understanding on how to tone certain areas of the body.
Alright .... enough said!

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FREESLAVE 1/18/2011 4:25PM

    Hi Deborah, I just found you through your lovely welcome comment on my page, so not sure if you are doing weight training or not...Do you enjoy working out with dvd's at home? I have a GREAT Dvd for weights that really targets those trouble areas. I still have a fair bit of plumpness covering my muscles, but I can definitely feel them under there. :) So from another comment it sounds like you are already quite tiny so it may just be toning and not fat loss you need. Let me know and I can check the title of that dvd for you. :) darci

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HEALTHY4HIM 12/23/2010 7:20AM

    Hey Deb,
At 128lbs, I doubt there's too much fat left on you! I suspect your skin just needs some time (we are not 20 anymore - I'm with you on that one!). Keep on the strength training and target those areas to tone - no, we can't spot reduce fat, but we can target specific muscles to tone. Switch it up and try some different exercises for the same areas.
And then, take a deep breath - be proud of yourself and thankful for what you've accomplished... and love yourself. (I know lots of other people do - saggy arms or not! LOL)

Blessings for a wonderful Christmas, Deborah.

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SUZANNE0606 12/21/2010 1:01AM

    You can tone all you want but unfortunately, you're not going to see the beautifully toned muscles under any fat (flabby arms, saggy tummy). So, continue toning but while you are doing that, you need to do cardio and eat right to get rid of the excess fat on your body. Once you get rid of the fat, you will start to see the toned muscles ripping through your skin! Perhaps you just haven't lost enough weight yet to see muscle tone and definition. But don't be discouraged. Keep it up and you will see results.

So, eating right, cardio and lifting weights should help you with this trouble goal.

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Oh My!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Having a friend take one to breakfast (for my birthday) is sometimes counter-productive. The last time this occurred I was able to find a yogurt and fruit dish on the menu that allowed me to stick with my normal daily eating plan. BUT ... alas, today was not so easy. The best I could do was a veggie omelet ... even with my bringing about half the meal home I used most of a day's calories at one meal. Aye yi yi yi! Now I am heading out to walk, until I keel over, hoping to counteract the effect of an less than healthy breakfast. :)

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SNARDEESNIFF 8/24/2010 2:44PM

    Way to go! Another pound down the drain. You are going to town, my sister! Keep up the good work.


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HEALTHY4HIM 8/24/2010 9:41AM

That's very cool (and I'm not surprised!). I weigh daily too, Deborah... it's the only way for me!

Congratulations and well done, my friend!

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ALLGRACEY 8/24/2010 9:10AM

    All morning I have been chuckling to myself. Sometimes life and things that happen are almost unbelievable.
I shared my feelings of dismay on my blog, when I was treated to breakfast out yesterday. I was especially careful not to exceed my usual calories through the rest of the day.
With trepidation I stepped on the scales this morning. (Yes, I weigh myself daily.) I almost fell off the scales with laughter, upon seeing that, after 5 weeks of not loosing a pound, TODAY I am another pound closer to my goal. How fun is that?
Thanks again to all who encouraged me yesterday.

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RUHRUH1979 8/23/2010 9:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Wishing you a very happy birthday! You are doing great! We all have food days like that. It will be better tomorrow. :)

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ALLGRACEY 8/23/2010 7:49PM

    Thanks to each of you who left a message on my blog. I was shocked to find even one response ... but to have three wonderful encouraging comments. You all made my day! You are all right, of course. I almost panicked while entering the food on my food tracker.
I have done well the rest of this day .... walked 4 miles this afternoon ... that helped. :)
Thanks for the birthday wishes, too.

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    Live and learn! It was awesome that you managed to save half the calories!

Just do the best you can and keep on tracking!

Birthdays only come once a year! Enjoy and Happy Birthday!

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HEALTHY4HIM 8/23/2010 1:21PM

    Happy Birthday, Deborah!
Nancy's right... don't fret! You are making healthy choices most of the time. You made the best choice you could make this morning. You only ate half. You counted it all. You're going for a walk. AND, it's your birthday! I'd say you did all the right things.

I suspect your body will just go "huh?", and then move along! Don't let it spoil your day!

I think you did well, D... be proud of yourself! Remember the 80/20 rule, my friend, and just let it go! You'll be just fine - promise!

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NANCYMT6151 8/23/2010 1:16PM

    emoticonHappy b-day!! Aren't you glad it is only once a year? Do not beat yourself up over one day's food. You will make it up tomorrow. Keep on Sparking!

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