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Maintaining my weight.... not where I want to be!

Monday, August 20, 2012

I haven't blogged in a while, it was weird because it took me a minute to figure out how to do it LOL.

I am blogging today because i need to get a few things off my chest:

1. I have maintained my weight between 125 and 130 mostly around 127 and 128. I've been at this for 8 months now.. too long to try and lose 10lbs or so.

I am not happy about that so i decided to spend a lot of money on a personal trainer who not only is he going to help me to get to my goal weight of 120 (possibly as low as 115) but he is going to help me build muscle. He is also going to be looking at my nutrition which is why i am going to bet better about logging my food and not only that but i need to get better at logging my food on the weekends (also need to hold myself accountable for eatting more consistantly on the weekend). he is also going to serve as a life coach. Everything i meantioned above is part of the package (it better for the price LOL) so i guess we'll see what happends with that. I've been doing this on my own for a long time and it was about time i received some guidance from someone who knows what they are doing.

I will be meeting with him today he will be weighing me in and taking all my measurements and doing all kinds of test on me. I just got back from vaca and i ate pretty bad, i started eatting well but that only last a day, i don't think i've eatten this bad since before i joined sparkpeople. I know i gain someweight i just don't know how much i can tell by the way some of my jeans fit me. I am just glad i have a pesonal trainer to guide me.

this could be temporary or just the shock of coming back from vaca but things at work are kinda annoying me, i guess i'll have to do what i did a year in half ago. focus on myself and my weight loss and things will fall into place.

love life is kinda confusing right now, dating is hard when you are on a diet. peole just don't get why you choose not to drink or eat certain foods. it is hard to go to a restaurant and not be tempted to eat something totally unhealthy and delicious. I am talking to someone now who is super cute.. we'll see where that goes.

I'm going to try and post more blogs i think it helps me to let things out and talk about it with people that understand.

Thank you for reading!

  
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BOOKWORM27S 8/20/2012 12:55PM

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LESSNESS1 8/20/2012 10:41AM

    we're here to listen, you will get to where you you want to be just emoticon and we will keep listening, and keep talking it out it do work.

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Why can't I lose weight?

Friday, March 16, 2012

During the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday, I ate very well. Even new years and V-day I was on point. I even manage to lose some weight during this time. But for the most part since 01/12 until now Ive fluctuated between 126 through 128 (the goal is 120). I just can't seem to get these last few pounds off.

I even managed to go low carb for Feb but all that did was for me to end up eating so much more calories than i should have and I did not lose any weight. I work out about 4 to 5 times a week and about once or twice a week I workout for 2 hours at the gym. I don't want to give up because I have everything in me to make this happen but I just don't know where I am going wrong.

Today was not a good day, i mean for the most part I am happy and content but today I felt the pressures of school, friends/family work and gym and I ended up having a chocolate donut and a BIG piece of chocolate cake (st Patrickís day at work). This is so unlike me to give in like this.

I know there are some areas that I can improve on, like getting more sleep, drinking water (I only drink about a bottle a day, YEAH! I know horrible). I guess I could try working out 6 times a week and maybe do 3 days a week i workout for 2 hours; maybe i should just focus more on strength training? I've doing Pilates twice a week maybe during that time I could use it to do something else. I mean is not like Pilates is going to help me burn that much calories. I do a lot of spin so my body could be gettin too use that.

I am a results kind of person and after that cake and donut I just ate, I think I need to start working on solutions. I am going to stay off the scale for two weeks, I am going to put a pause on Pilates and do more strength training, I am going to aim to drink more water and I may start upping my carbs just a bit more (and introduce more variety in food). I will see if I can make it to the gym 5 times a week more consistently.

Any suggestions PLEASE let me know. I need ideas. I think Iíve been stuck on the same thing every day so evolving so I need to switch things up a bit.

Thanks!

  
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CAMILADEL 6/8/2012 2:02PM

    I am very glad to know that you managed to fool the plateau :) Some things I learned with my trainer: When it comes to exercising, strenght training has a cycle, you can do the same thing for 3 weeks before you reach the plateau, your body gets used to the routine. The ideal is to change every 3 weeks. And the best way to lose weight through cardio is by tricking your body, you can do 30 sec 8/10 of your capacity and then 30 sec 3/10, repeat both until you reach 40min. Change it to 40sec after 3 weeks and keep going. It is just an idea in case the plateau shows its face again. All the best, you are looking awesome, well done!
xxx
Camila

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BEACH_BOUND120 5/28/2012 11:11PM

    Hi S-TWIN, i wasn't able to go to you page i don't know why, so i figured i would respond here. Between then and now I worked on changing my exercise routine completely. I went back to my roots sotta speak about why I am doing this, also around the time i wrote this blog I was pretty stress out about school things didn't get better so i focus on my diet 100% and I worked out when I could but now that I am out of the funk I work out at least 5 days a week and I join a new gym. I don't have the same distractions i use to, such as guys staring at me or being interrupted during my workouts.

Strength training is so import you need the muscle to burn fat, you also need it to look lean and healthy after the weigh comes off. there are so many different way to do strength training have you though about doing a class? like at the gym i go to now I am taking a class called arms and abs, so we lift weights in a group setting, is pretty fun. I hope you have access to that but if you don't there are a lot of DVD you can buy that offer that. I don't know if you need more structure when it comes to strength training but i would highly recommend the Jaime Eason live fit training is free and she gives a lot of great advice, I am starting this program on next week http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jam
ie-eason-livefit-trainer.html. Please let me know if this helps you or if you have tried this before. =)

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S-TWIN 5/28/2012 9:59AM

    I see that you did end up losing- what worked? I feel like I am in a similar spot. I eat in my ranges and exercise an hour a day 5-6 days of the week. but I don't do much strength training (everything I've tried is not fun for me and I eventually gave it up)...is there anything you'd recommend that has worked?

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 3/17/2012 3:23PM

    You body may like that weight? That doesn't mean, you will look like that - but be at that weight and tone up and LOOK smaller even being at that weight. My sister got down to 137lbs (she's 5'8" tall) and looked real bad. Now she's around 155-158 and her body won't let her lose any weight or gain any weight no matter what she eats. She's decided she'll just stay there because she can't seem to get anywhere. If she toned up, there would be a different and she does work out.. but she's not focused.

I've decided if my body gets to that point (which hopefully will be below 180 because I have to get to 180 to have my skin removed) that I will be okay with it as long as I can see toning definition.

Just keep at it and you may get there and not realize it! Just act like you are maintaining now and hopefully it'll naturally drop!

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BOB240 3/16/2012 3:58PM

    At your age and activity as long as you are hydrated then water is unimportant. If you like drinking 8 glasses a day then it's ok but it isn't a weight loss strategy.

You are almost certainly "cruising" the cardio. Spin classes can help but like all classes the instructor pitches the pace at the "average". If you're above average then they don't help.

You might try increasing the intensity of your cardio week-in wee- out (i.e add an extra 2% to your speed over 20 minutes. Don't just add distance.

Strength training ...yes. You are clearly very fit and your diet is well controlled. If you really want those improvements in bodyfat then you have to move up a level. i.e run faster - lift heavier weights. You need to be taught to use the weights but at your level - to reach the perfection you are capable of... you need to work "harder" (not longer) and translate your precision in counting calories to a precision in deciding exactly what weigh you need to push to get maximum benefit..

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BIGSLINK 3/16/2012 2:28PM

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It sounds like you have some great ideas already (water, change, increasing amount) and just need to be patient. Changing things up is what I always hear too. If you're used to doing more cardio excercises like spinning, then maybe mix a day or two of weightlifting in. Likewise if you do mostly strength training, do more cardio. I agree with FUNKYG1 about the circuit training. It's my favorite because it mixes cardio and strength (and kicks my butt! I never knew I could sweat that much!)

I'm in the same rut... I got down to 121ish and am now bumping around the mid 120's. Unlike you, I failed at willpower through the holidays and ate cookies with wreckless abandon...
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HEMAMALINI100 3/16/2012 1:46PM

  Seems like you are taling my mind. I am in the same situation. I exercise 4-5 times a week and watch my food intake. Don't do processed food or cans.Cook for my family and myself.Still not able to loose 10 pounds. I even have changed the pattern of my exercise still didn't work. I eat about 1500 cal and can not go any lower than that.
So if you find the answer would you share it with me ?

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FUNKYG1 3/16/2012 1:35PM

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Everything I have heard or read about the last few pounds or being on a plateau says to change things up. If you are doing the same routine at the gym that you started with change it up. If you have not done circuit trainig, maybe try it. If you like the water, try swimming. Instead of gyming it, go for an outdoor hike. I know that a lot of people go on the low carb diets but carbs give us the energy our bodies require, they are like the gas for your car. If you are low or empty, you go nowhere. As for the water, try some fresh squeezed lemon or lime in it to give you some flavour.

Hope these suggestions are helpful.

Nora

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Food Prep + Work = hungry girl, Help!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Okay so at work I have access to a microwave that is used by 30 people. The last 11 months I have been using a toaster to cook/warm up my food. I normally wrap it up in tinfoil and let it cook/warm up for about 30 to 45 min. I donít have access to this toaster anymore and I find that the microwave dries up my food and it just doesnít taste as good. Lately Iíve been eating a lot of soups which require the use of a microwave. I find that clean food taste the best when they are cooked or reheated on the stove , oven or toaster.

Well I guess my question is how do you prepare your food at work? Do you heat up meat and fish if you even eat those kinds of food at work? What do you eat at work? Maybe I need to play with the microwave settings. Ideas and suggestions are welcomed.

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FOXY13445 12/14/2011 4:25PM

    I bring a fruit salad daily and the majority of the time I eat a sandwich on light oatmeal bread. My fiance and I are on a PB & Raspberry jelly kick. Otherwise I do light progresso soups or healthy choice or lean cuisine lunches. I try and limit those though due to the rediculous amount of sodium though... I too do not have a toaster at work, just the microwave

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APIRLRAIN888 12/14/2011 4:05PM

    I don't seem to have issues heating left over with a jarred covers for 1-2 min

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HELLO_HURRICANE 12/14/2011 3:03PM

    I have learned NOT to eat hard boiled eggs at work because people just think I am farting up the place. I enjoy bringing a wrap filled with veggies to work. No heat required.

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I'm sick and they can't figure out why!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I have been sick for the past 5 weeks and the last two have been the worse. I have these sore in my mouth that started as canker sores (MANY throughout my entire mouth including my tongue, inner cheeks, upper and lower lips, the back of my mouth and gums). I barely ate during thanksgiving and ever since then, all Iíve eaten so far is mash potatoes and muffin. Yes muffins! But I need to eat something soft, I canít even eat soup because it has too much seasoning and all the spices sting my mouth. Iíve been getting so sick of eating the same thing that I started to get creative and I have been puree my mealsÖ such as my bean stuffed peppersÖ. Is seems weird but so far it works.

I have been going the gym and eating somewhat healthy despite the pain. Yesterday, it was leg day and I push myself pretty hard to the point today I am just in too much pain to go and feeling a bit disappointed because:
My doctor doesnít know what is wrong with me!!!! First I went to my doc and she gave me some numbing cream, second time I went to see a PA she gave me another type of cream, then the third time I saw my doc she gave me pain killers and she still hasnít been able to identify my condition and why I am still stick because she says that this shouldnít have lasted more than 3 weeks. Then she refer me to a specialist, I saw her today and she was perplex and unable to diagnose my condition and they refer me to dental and oral surgery WTF how many doc and places do I need to go to before someone and tell me what is wrong with me and fix me!

Well long story short I was given some oral med that numbs my lips a bit and some pain killer for me to be more comfortable which help tremendously. I refuse to go to dental because I am not a Ginny pig and I do have a job I need to attend to!

Bottom line is I am frustrated, I havenít had a balance meal with solid food in a while and I am not able to give it my all lately. The good news is that I am doing well enough to ďmaintainĒ my weight rather than gaining.

Thanks for listening!

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JOSIE_C83 12/1/2011 11:33PM

    I'm so sorry you are going through this. I totally understand your frustration with not getting any answers from the doctors. You should google your symptoms and try and figure out what you might have, then go to the doc with possible explanations. It always works in our home.

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APIRLRAIN888 11/30/2011 11:20PM

    http://joshtam.net/world/tcm-yin-ya
ng-food.html

Here is a list try the cool food ;) and see if u have been eating too much of heaty

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APIRLRAIN888 11/30/2011 11:18PM

    In Chinese it mean your body is heaty u need to eat cool food.
Watermelon, chrysatemin tea ( spelling?)

I'll try to google a link and email u

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LADYJAKE1 11/30/2011 10:33PM

    Oh my...those hurt so bad, I have one in my mouth and the pain was awful, I can't imagine having a mouth full.

I wish I could make it better for you. I wonder if you have a defiance of some kind, or an autoimmune disorder.

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I'm stuck

Friday, November 18, 2011

I feel like I havenít written a blog in a while. Iíve been going through a lot of up and down and I really should blog about it because it does help me sort things out and I love the advice you all give me. I keep writing my blogs and put it down for a few days but by then I am like nahh forget it I donít feel like this any more so I need to just write it and post it.

Iíve been struggling to get out of the 130ís lbs. During the week I am somewhere between 130 lbsĖ 133lbs and by Sunday (my official weigh in day) and I am right at 130lbs and itís been like that for a few weeks now. I think this is in part because my diet and exercise routine has not been consistent and I have been "stuck" around the same number. This week I worked out really hard at the gym and with my diet, despite the fact I have been a bit sick and today was the worst of it (I didnít make it to the gym today) so I am hoping I will see 120 somethings this Sunday.

On another note, the holidays are fast approaching and I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday. I am going to try really hard to not focus on the delicious food.

So check out the pic below, early this month I bought a Polar heart rate monitor. I love it and I wear it all the time! It has helped me so much to monitor my performance.

  
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APIRLRAIN888 11/19/2011 8:23AM

    Awesome u look great maybe maintain. I am thinking maintenance and weight more then when I started taking pics! Lbs means nothing me maintain at obese?
I will keep working trying to maintain this size
If scale moves yes if I get to one size down fine

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