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October 2008 Challenge Week 3

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Week three of the October Challenge is drawing to a close now. This week I think I have hit a plateau but for some reason, I'm not real worried. I'm just going to keep on with my Spark People program of eating and exercising. I think I'll try a few days of eating at the lower end of my calorie range before Tuesday's weigh in. I have faithfully been targeting my abs (one of my October goals) and I'm working on doing squats (another of my October goals). I have pumped up my aerobic exercise quite a bit too. In fact on Friday of this week I did 200 minutes and was ultra stiff on Saturday and Sunday. I'm noticing that I do tend to get carried away because the exercise feels good at the time but later I'm a hurting puppy! Moderation, moderation, moderation, moderation, moderation!!!

Starting Weight October 255
Current Weight October 250.2
Goal Weight October 248
Waist 39
Hips 49
Neck 14.5
Arm 16
Calf 18
Thigh 27

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CINNIEMAY 10/19/2008 6:08PM

    Just don't over do it You can hurt something but you have a good plan.

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SJOHN914 10/19/2008 11:04AM

    200 minutes is amazing! emoticon I'm sure you'll bust through your plateau in no time. I find that switching up on your calories from day to day does seem to help. On the days I don't work out, I try to eat at the lower end of my range.

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October Challenge Week 2

Monday, October 13, 2008

During my second week of the October challenge, I worked out somewhere between 60 and 185 minutes every day,7 days a week, including the weekends. I stayed within my calorie range each day too. I've been able to do lunges in the water at the pool. Yea! I'm going to try to do some at home this week to see if I can do them on land. I do need to watch my sodium a little more closely because I gained about .3 of a pound and I'm sure that it's fluid. Eating things in a more "natural" state will help with this. I've been reading more labels this week too. (It's frightening what they put in our food!!!) I also need to rest my legs more after working out so hard. I've been going from exercise to run errands etc. and I know that I'm supposed to elevate my legs every day or they swell. This next week, I need to remember to do that and take better care of myself. Overall, I'm pleased with the increase in my stamina - not pleased with the plateau but I'll just ride it out because it won't last for ever. I'm going to weigh in tomorrow and see if any of the fluid has come off.

Neck: 14.5
Waist: 39
Hips: 49
Under the bust: 38
Thigh: 27
Calf: 19
Upper arm: 16

  
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L*I*T*A* 10/14/2008 11:17PM

    fantastic....................blessi
ngs and hugs.................lita

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CINNIEMAY 10/13/2008 9:10PM

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Another First!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I think I'm making progress with my exercise. It has been at least 13 years since both of my legs felt well enough to do any real challenging exercise. Now I'm able to participate fully in water aerobics (quite vigorous) and ride the stationery bike. Today I rode the bike for 45 minutes (16.2 miles) , mainly on levels 3 and 4 and then (this is the big part for me) I walked on the treadmill and got up to 4.0 mph!!!! I briefly tried to walk that fast in 2002 when I was rehabbing after my first knee replacement but my other knee really couldn't handle it. I know that they told me not to go above 4.2-4.6 on the treadmill because of the replacements but I never dreamed 6 months ago that I'd be able to achieve this! (I had the other knee replacement done in April 2008). I could only manage about 4 minutes at this speed but I was really psyched about it. I'll keep working at it on days when I don't have water aerobics and now I know that I will be able to increase my endurance and time over the next few months.
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CINNIEMAY 10/12/2008 4:03PM

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BONMACK 10/11/2008 10:57PM

    YOU GO GIRL! You're the true bionic woman! emoticon

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LADYTRANCE 10/11/2008 8:20PM

    Right FRIGGIN ON.......that is amazing! I love hearing things like that! emoticon emoticon

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GRANDBOBB 10/11/2008 7:04PM

    WOW, Fluterbugce! You have reason to celebrate! That is a fantastic improvement! I just bought a recumbent bike. I can only do 5 minutes before I need to rest!! At least I know there is hope that I will build up some endurance over time! Keep up the good work!! Keep Sparking!! emoticon

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I Just Have To Share This!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I just had to share this! I went to a local clothing store for a sale this week. I was purchasing several items to reward myself with when I've lost 15 pounds. I reached for the size 3X tops and realized that they were too big!!! Yea!!! So I tried on some 2X tops and they were too big too. YES! I bought several size 18 tops which I will give myself to wear once I lose 15 pounds. When I got home, I took a look in my closet and realized that most of the shirts hanging there are too big. Yeesssss!!! I also tried on some shorts and I can get into the 1X shorts too, but they are snug. I purchased them (also on sale) and as they fit, I will trade the baggy ones for the new ones. The old ones will be donated to charity.

  
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BONMACK 10/11/2008 12:34AM

    Well, YOU GO GIRL, doesn't it feel great???? I turned my old baggy shirts into nightshirts! LOL! I was in 4x's when I first began and now my 2x's are baggy, woo hoo! Still working toward the day I can wear NORMAL sized clothing.....kinda forgot what that felt like, but I do intend to find out again! Keep up the GREAT work!

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LADYTRANCE 10/11/2008 12:03AM

    way to go that is awesome!!!!!!! emoticon

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WILD4STARS 10/10/2008 8:08PM

    Awesome, you are doing such a great job. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for your nice comments on my Spark Page.

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CINNIEMAY 10/10/2008 7:09PM

    emoticon Let's all do the happy dance! I am proud of you! emoticon

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JERI1952 10/10/2008 6:55PM

    Isn't that one of the best feelings in the world when what you thought would fit is now too big. Keep up the good work!

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JLITT62 10/10/2008 6:16PM

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Congrats on the new clothes in new sizes! It sure feels good to fit into things, doesn't it?

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A Good Kind of Tired

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Today I did 80 minutes of water aerobics with water weights and 60 minutes of aqua jogging. After that, I did 5 weight machines. On the way home from the gym, I walked up and down every isle in the grocery store for 30 minutes and finished up with a 10 minute little walk when I got home. I don't know where I'm getting all of this energy!

I'm feeling pretty good sitting here as I write this at 9:30 at night. I hope I can move tomorrow morning. It would be a drag to be stiff when I get to the gym!
I hope I'm tired enough to get a good 8 hours of sleep tonight.

  
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KELSNEWBOD 10/9/2008 3:28PM

    Way to go! Spread some of that around!!!!

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CINNIEMAY 10/9/2008 10:07AM

    Wow that is great!

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GRANDBOBB 10/8/2008 10:47PM

    WOW! I would love some of that energy! That's a lot of exercise! You are doing terriffic! Keep up the pace and you will drop pounds like crazy!! emoticon

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