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No More Scale!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The scale has not been my friend lately....
So I have decided to take a 30 day break from the scale.
I have taken "before" pictures, and have done very detailed measurements. I will re-do them in 2 weeks. I will weigh in in one month (Sept. 12).
I am not going to use a scale until then.... I would like to take the batteries out of both of them, but my husband might freak, so I am putting them in the garage.....

Here are my measurements:

Neck - 13.25"
R. Bicep - 11.5"
L. Bicep - 11.25"
Chest - 35.5"
Boobs - 41"
Waist - 42" (one inch above belly button) 36.5" (at narrowest point)
Hips - 46.5" at widest point
R. Thigh - 23.5"
L. Thigh - 23.5"
R. Calf - 15"
L. Calf - 15"

Weight: 203

I will post the pictures as soon as I figure out how to combine the three in a "split-screen'.

My plan is going to be to continue running 4 days a weeks do strength (mean Jillian.....) 2-3 days a week. And I am going to start measuring my servings for a while and REALLY watching what I eat. I have gotten lax in my efforts all around lately!

Wish me luck!

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JDIEZ2094 6/2/2009 10:17AM

    sounds good to me !! I can feel the difference in my clothes but not on the scale! It got me down too! I think i will put mine away too!!!

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4HEALTH4LIFE4ME 8/14/2008 12:13PM

    Good Luck! It sounds like you have a great plan and are setting yourself up for SUCCESS! Keep it up!

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LOLLIFER 8/12/2008 2:37PM

    Good luck!

I only weigh once a month as I wanted my focus to remain on my changes and not on the scale. So, of course, you have my total support for your 1 month weigh in plan.

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PJNISSON 8/12/2008 11:14AM

    That's a great idea. I wish you luck! I know you can do it! Can't wait to hear about your success!!! emoticon

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

It's been a whole month since my last blog....

I ran a 10k on 7/24/08 I knocked 9 minutes off my time from the first one!!!! SSSOOOO excited about that!

As we all know, I've been having a hard time staying motivated lately..... I've been "training" for a half in December, but that doesn't seem to be motivation enough for me. So I decided that I need to have something to keep me "going". Therefore, I decided that I am going to a 5 or 10k at least every other week. I have looked at upcoming events and this is what I've come up with so far:

8/15/08 - Sandy City Midnight 5k
8/23/08 - Dimple Dell Race at Your Pace 5k
9/6/08 - Wasatch Womens (ladies only) 5k
9/13/08 - Classic 10k
9/27/08 - Need to find something
10/11/08 - HAFB Firehouse 10k

That's as far as I've gone. Races become kinda scarce in Utah when you get into the colder months...... But I think if I at least do those and keep with my training program, I will still be ready for my half in December (If I get to do it).

I have also decided that I need to add more strength training to my workout. My husband bought me Jillians "Biggest Winner" DVD's for my b-day so I think I will add them 3 days a week on my cross training days. I've tried them once, they are BRUTAL, but I think I need some brutality in my life. emoticon

I really need to get back on the eating bandwagon too..... I really haven't been doing very well about tracking my food..... I am going to work on that in coming weeks.

So, basically in a nutshell, I have taken a month off from my program. I didn't gain anything, but I didn't lose anything either.....

I will do measurements and weigh in tomorrow. I will post them at some point this week. We shall see how well I can do this and how determined I can be!!!!


I'm getting very frustrated......

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This blog is going to be a bit of a rant.... (thus the whambulance...).

I started using Spark in January of 2007. Since that time I have not been very good about exercising. But I was still having quite a bit of success.... I had lot 30 lbs by just eating within my calorie range. Every time that I would start to exercise I would gain weight, so I'd quit. So then, in March I decided to start exericising, which led to running, which led to me quitting smoking and now I have been working my BUTT off these days, working out 6 days a week, which is AWESOME! I feel great, I am looking much better. BUT.... Since I started working out in March I have GAINED almost 20 lbs!!! How is that freaking possible???
I haven't really been eating any differently, except that I've been consuming a larger portion of my daily calories in the morning (about half). I'm thinking that this may be part of the problem.... I have gone from hardly exercising at all to burning approximately 2500 calories a week.... So I'm thinking that I need to adjust my calorie intake, but how much???? I've updated my SparkPeople profile, and it hasn't changed anything... I think I need to go see a doctor, but I don't have insurance right now.
I am SO FRUSTRATED!!! I have made all these "positive lifestyle changes", yet the results on the scale are making me want to stop. Yet I don't want to stop, because I'm really enjoying the exercise, but I'm NOT enjoying the results on the scale....

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KARABOU 7/10/2008 12:22PM

    I am sorry that you have hit this tough patch in your weight loss. It might be time to start measuring your food again to see if your portion sizes are a bit off. i know that made a huge difference for me. I was overestimating the portions by quite a bit. Be careful that you are not cutting back on calories too much also. Your body will punish you for it by holding onto all of the weight it can! Remember that you have made some great changes for the better for your health, quitting smoking and starting to exercise, and you CAN do it!

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4HEALTH4LIFE4ME 7/10/2008 11:45AM

    Have you seen any other changes in your body? Sometimes we can't go by the scale (as frustrating as that is). Even though you've gained this extra weight, are your clothes fitting better? Are you finding that you have more stamina? Do you have more energy?

Go by these things for now and any other differences you're noticing in other areas of your life. Eventually, the scale will catch up. Sometimes we just put our body into shock and it has to take its good ole sweet time accepting it (even if we hate it).

You're doing GREAT! Keep up all the hard work and try not to let the scale discourage you. You CAN do this!

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DMEDWARDS 7/10/2008 10:55AM

    Candice I am sure you already know this but I have to comment on the muscle weighing more than fat..... muscle does NOT weigh more than fat. Muscle takes up less room than fat. Example....3lbs of muscle will take up less space as 3 lbs of fat. a lb is a lb regardless as to what it is. A lb of feathers still weighs the same as a lb of metal. A lb of muscle actually takes up 3 times less space than a lb of fat.

Sorry Lolli no offense to you......

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RHYNIC 7/10/2008 10:23AM

    I hear your frustration. I really am not sure exactly what to say. I guess first off I will say that being 20 pound heavier, but now a non smoker still makes you a lot healthier. Still, healthier or not, you don't want that 20 pounds, and I admit I wouldn't want it either. Gaining weight with exercise is very common. Your body will hold on to extra fluid, and you will gain muscle mass so a small weight gain is normal, but really 20 pounds isn't. It's time you tweak something. How many calories a day do you eat? How long do you run? is it possible that you need to better fuel you running. Not to mean that you need to increase calories, but maybe move calorie intake around. Do you track your food? Is it possible you are eating more than you think? Is it possible you are really not eating enough and that your body has hit starvation mode?

Hang in there, if you are doing things right, then eventually things will move for you.


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LOLLIFER 7/10/2008 10:04AM

    Perhaps it is muscle as muscle weighs more than fat. The scale is not the greatest measure of success, it lies and it doesn't give the full picture. Have you been taking measurements of yourself? Or what about clothes, are they a little roomier?

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That Nasty Hill......

Friday, June 27, 2008

So I did my fist hill workout yesterday.... it was pretty brutal, i took a picture of the hill, this is from the top. It was a 528 ft ascent. (I don't know if the pics do the hill justice, but oh, well).
The run was a total of 2.4 miles and took me 30:13

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KARABOU 6/27/2008 9:22AM

    That looks like one loooong hill! It might not have been fun at the time, but your legs will thank you for it in your next race.

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ROSET491 6/27/2008 8:57AM

    Can totally relate to your hill workout!! I too live surrounded by hills but I must say I have been tackling them for the last couple weeks! Yes it is brutal but just think how strong we are getting! Can't wait to see how I do in my next flat race! Have a great day!

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

I did my 5k today. It was at Sugarhouse Park wich is at the base of 2 different canyons, so there were lots of hills.... I knew there would be, yet for some reason I was surprised when they appeared!!!

I did not reach my goal for this week.... I walked during my 5k... so that kind of sucked.

My time was 39:03

On a couple of good notes.... Check out the definition of the calf on my back leg!!! AND still no smoking.... One whole month!!!

I am going to start training for a half marathon this week. I'm thinking I was do the one in Vegas at the beginning of December. I haven't look at my training schedule yet, so I don't know what all of my goals are for the week.

****Goals for the week**** (so far)
Run at least 3 miles 4 days this week
At least one of my runs needs to have hills
Track my food EVERY DAY this week!!!

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TAMTAM64 6/24/2008 5:17PM

    Hey Girl! We will both be training for a Half this Fall. Looking forward to going thru all the training with you! :)


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SMILES4383 6/21/2008 11:04PM

    emoticon emoticon What an accomplishment!

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