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Back on track?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Went through a little motivational slump this weekend. Did not want to get off the couch to do any exercise. Thankfully BF convinced me we should at least go for a walk Sunday and Monday. Over-ate every day... Too much good food and childhood treats I could not give up. My uncle sends us a homemade Stollen from Germany every year. It's loaded with butter and sugar, but it's one of those things I will never give up eating. It is after all only once a year. then there's the chocolates and the cookies. It was all just too tempting and difficult to resist. But once it's all gone then it's over and time to start fresh. One week of pigging out is not going to get me to gain all the weight I lost, but if I don't exercise then it will come back. So today was day 1 of getting back on track. I still went over my calories, but not as much as the previous days. Exercise was not as good as I was before. My knees have been hurting lately so I decided to take a break from running today, instead I did 1 hour of strength training exercises, 5 mins of cardio (running up and down the stairs). Tomorrow I'm supposed to run again, 6 miles with my running group, but my knees still hurt so I should probably lay off -I'll decide in the morning. Thursday -spin class at the gym. Friday - after work strength train. Saturday - hill run, 8 miles with the group. Now that I have my schedule for the rest of the week I will stick to it. Now I just have to do it. I signed up for an April Fools Day half marathoonondaga joke's on me, now I have to train for it. Ha!

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VICKI779 12/28/2011 4:04AM

    Hallo, ich liebe Weihnachstollen auch! Ich könnte es jeden Tag essen! Zum Glück dauert die Weihnachtzeit nur kurze Zeit, oder? Macht Dir keine Sorgen Du werdest langsam wieder in Dein normales Leben kommen. Mit der Ernähung und mit dem Sport auch. Das wichtigste ist wieder anfangen, auch wenn nur mit kleinen Schritten. Wünsche Dir guten Rutsch ins 2012!

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Not loosing weight over Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I find it especially difficult to loose weight during the holidays. I keep loosing and regaining the same 3 lbs. I try what I can to work off the alcohol and excess calories with exercise and that seems to help. Oh well better luck next year.
I did however accomplish a lot this year. I've managed to loose about 20 lbs, since I joined SP and I'm down to a size 10 which I haven't been since my 20's. Next year I will loose another 10 lbs and then I'll be on the maintenance program. I work out with enthusiasm now. I enjoy running. And most of all I'm happier with myself. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year to all.

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DOTTIEJANE1 12/18/2011 8:45AM

    Keep up the good work,you are doing well. Merry Christmas.

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YDAVIS23 12/17/2011 10:31PM

    I am having the same problem... and thinking back to years in the past when I would gain over these weeks. Is it fair to say that maintenance is as good as losing right now? I don't want to justify anything but I do want to develop a plan that is sustainable and rewarding.

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REIDTAMECA 12/17/2011 6:34PM

    You accomplished a lot this year...keep up the good work

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Muscle weighs more than fat - the last 10-15lbs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I am 5'4" but the only time I was 110 lbs was when I was unhealthy and starving myself in high school. I looked anorexic at 110 and my family and friends asked me if I was ok. In my 20's the best I ever looked was 125-130, when I was working out a lot and eating right. I am athletic and muscular, and I have dense, strong bones so my goal weight is more like 130lbs which is a size 6 for me, but I would be satisfied with 140 (size 8). So that means, I'm in that last 10lbs right now, so to speak, and it is very difficult to get rid of. But I took a break from the scale and the SP meal program for a week. I went skiing for a week in CO over Thanksgiving and ate whatever I wanted. Thankfully I only gained 1 lb, but now I'm back on my routine SP meal plan and giving it a go again. Running really helps, I'm running 3-4 hours a week, and people have noticed my body shape changed.
So don't think about the lbs as much when you're working on the "last 10lbs". You could, in theory, be 130lbs and completely tone and be the same size, flabby and 110lbs. I just have to keep telling myself that muscle weighs more than fat.

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VICKI779 11/30/2011 4:10AM

    Hallo! Zuerst danke, dass Du mich als eine Freundin hinzugefgt hast!
Ich sehe, dass Du auch Deutsch sprichst, also werde Dir auch auf deutsch schreiben (falls Du nichts dagegen hast). Deutsch ist zwar nicht meine Muttersprache, aber ich bin ziemlich schneller als mit dem Englisch.
Was Du schreibst, ist genauso dass, was mir mein Trainer diese Woche gesagt hat! Weiss Du ich war zu viel "obssessed" mit dem Wiegen, und das ist anscheinend ein Fehler! Ich habe nicht viel Kilo weniger auf der Waage gewogen, aber dafr mehrere cm verloren. Und das ist das was wir brauchen oder? Wnsche Dir viel Glck und schicke viele Gre aus Sdtirol, Italien!

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Vacation - I was bad.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today is the last day of my vacation in paradise. I was a bad girl. On the one hand I was exercising all day every day, on the other hand I was totally over-consuming my calories. I've discovered, I find it really difficult to stay within my calories when I'm on vacation and not preparing my own foods. But tomorrow when I get back home it's back on track for me, I just hope I didn't backslide too much.

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FAITH2BWELL 11/26/2011 1:47AM

    I know what you are saying, I do agree with you on getting back on track when you get home, I do for the most part soooooo much better when I'm at home, It just my job that keeps me challenged up. Take care and I hope that you have lost instead of gained.Wouldn't that be awsome? Let's see what happen .

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A Lazy Afternoon

Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm so lucky to have a day off today. I accomplished nothing, pretty much watched tv all day and played on the internet. Everyone needs a lazy day once in awhile, at least I tried to keep to my meal plan and I'm going for a run in the park as soon as boyfriend get's home from work. Hmm what to do this weekend? The neighborhood running group is going for a run at 9am Saturday, I should probably join them but I'm feeling kind of lazy. Hopefully I can convince BF to go. If we both say we'll do it then it's more likely to happen, but he doesn't like to go running in the morning. I prefer to go first thing. The later I plan to work out during the day the less likely I am to work out. I just like to go and get it over with. Anyway, happy weekend everyone.

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CANBDONE 11/11/2011 7:28PM

    Remember, WEEKEND not WEAKEND! I predict you'll do that run in the morning!

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