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Sunday, September 12, 2010

I've just been reflecting about 9/11, and it makes me realize how blessed I am. It is such a blessing to live in this country--we really take things for granted sometimes, but we live in the best country on earth. Personally, I am blessed to have a family that loves me just for being "me". I'm blessed to be able to do the things I'm passionate about. And though I am seldom happy with the way my body looks, I am blessed to be healthy and have a body that allows me to do the things I need and want to do. I am able to see my children and grandchildren grow up, hear the laughter of those that I love, smell a pear crisp baking in my oven, hold my husband or my grandsons in my arms, and taste the fresh sweetness of a watermelon. And while there will always be things to worry about (like losing weight), the truth is: I have everything I need. Thank you God!!


Life Really IS Good!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Today my husband saw me in my workout clothes--they are very shape-fitting--and he was totally shocked. Since gaining weight, I often wear baggy clothes that don't fit me very well. I know I shouldn't but I don't want to spend a lot of money on clothes until I reach my goal weight. ANYWAY, my husband went on and on about "how shapely" I'm getting, and how great I look. It is hard for me to see the changes in my body, so I'm very lucky to have someone who is so encouraging and notices the changes.
On another note, I've been re-reading Women, Food and God, and I think it is finally starting to click. I'm really beginning to realize that I eat for all the wrong reasons, but I have the option to pay attention to my feelings instead of numbing out with food. I think in the long run, learning about my feelings will feel a lot better than that dish of ice cream. :)

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CURVYKSGIRL 7/20/2010 4:34PM

  thanks!! It's a moment by moment struggle with "good" days and not so good days, but I think it is getting easier all the time! She has some really good stuff on MP3's or CD's on her website. That has helped me a lot!

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MANYBLESSINGS3 7/20/2010 2:13PM

    sounds like youre intouch and in the moment, just reading this book now cant wait to get to the palce that i notice the moment and whats going on around me. dh sounds fabulous i hope to be encouraging and noticing of others. well haave an awesome day

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Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm working out a lot more than I have in a very long time (usually about 2 hours of Zumba every day), and I'm eating about the same or even less. So, why am I not losing weight? It's very frustrating!!

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CURVYKSGIRL 7/13/2010 4:45PM

  You're going to love Zumba!! It isn't fun when it's hot though--I turn my AC down to 70 before I start! :)

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KAKIPOPUP 7/13/2010 5:52AM

    Not to mention those midlife hormones - your belly fat becomes more metabolically (diabolically) active because it produces an estrogen-like hormone...It gets very stubborn!

Try using a heart rate monitor to track the calories you burn during your workouts - I find that the counters on the website underestimate the calories I'm burning.

I'm planning to try Zumba - was going to be on 7/6 but it was way too hot/humid, today am helping my son move - goal is 7/20!


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CURVYKSGIRL 7/12/2010 8:45PM

  Vicki--I absolutely LOVE Zumba!! I actually enjoy exercising for a change. :)
BeSusan--I've been doing the DVD's for about a month. I'm trying to stay within my calorie limits (between 1200 and 1500). I don't always make it but I'm eating a lot better than I did before. I ordered the SP lunch set today so I can be better about accuracy in measuring my intake. I do take Sunday off to recuperate and I try to vary my workouts so my body doesn't get to used to the routine.
Eloracgo--I hope you're right. I have lost 2 inches off my waist, 1" off my hips, and 1" in each thigh. I just get incredibly frustrated when the scale doesn't show any change. I do have a thyroid problem but I can't think it would make this much difference.
Snikwad--you're right--I do log my calories but I just haven't make them public.
Thank you all for your comments and encouragement!! You're all AWESOME!!

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VICKI-N-FLA 7/12/2010 4:50PM

    Do you like Zumba? I've heard of it but not really sure what it is.

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BESUSAN 7/12/2010 2:24PM

    How long have you been taking classes? How many calories are you consuming? Are you getting enough calories? Two hours a day? I'm not a trainer but when does your body have time to recuperate?

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ELORACGO 7/12/2010 2:17PM

    You're probably losing fat BUT building muscles at the same time, so, the gain equals the loss!!!

Keep it up, eventually the weight will go down because muscles burn more calories than fat cells do.

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SNIKWAD 7/12/2010 2:12PM

    Hard to tell, there is nothing showing in your food log emoticon

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm so thankful for the support on this site. I was feeling so discouraged but thanks to KMARTIN1967 and VICKI-N-FLA's thoughtful and timely advice, I didn't just scrap it all and eat everything in the house. I did my Zumba and went on with life. I took their advice and took my measurements instead of relying on the number on the scale. I was pleasantly surprised to find that in the last 9 days I've lost 2 inches. That may not seem like a lot but my husband gave me an example that made it make more sense. He showed me the difference between 6" pipe and 1" pipe. When you're talking about circumference, a couple of inches can be a pretty big deal!
But, the thing that makes my day is being surrounded by people who care enough to take the time to encourage each other when one of them is having a bad day. You guys really ROCK!! THANKS FOR HELPING ME STICK WITH IT!

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VICKI-N-FLA 6/24/2010 9:40AM

    I'm so glad you're feeling better. And the inches lost is fantastic!!! You can do it. You have great support, it sounds like with your hubby. That makes it so much easier. emoticon emoticon

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HARPERLADY 6/24/2010 6:43AM

    sounds like your husband is really supportive, that is wonderful plus everyone here, and GREAT JOB! 2 inces is a lot! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARIA49 6/24/2010 12:00AM

    This is a great website and we all should be thankful for all the help and encouragement we get. emoticon

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Feeling a bit discouraged

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Got on the scales this morning after I've been doing Zumba cardio and sculpt and tone for about 90 minutes a day for the past 10 days or so--I've GAINED 2 pounds!! I get so discouraged when I don't lose weight as quickly as I want. But really, I would think the pounds would be flying off as much as I'm exercising. And I'm actually eating a lot less than I have in a long time. So, what's up with that??
I know have to keep moving forward and I will, but seriously, it's just so discouraging sometimes. I guess this will make me strong--I just don't feel very strong at the moment.

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CURVYKSGIRL 6/23/2010 10:28AM

  Thank you both! It is amazing to me how supportive this site is. I really needed to hear both of your comments this morning. I do have trouble with fluid retention and I forgot to take my Lasix yesterday.

KMartin, I know what you mean about falling in love with a workout and doing the same thing. I did get more Zumba DVD's yesterday, so maybe I can shake things up a little. I will try doing the measurements. I do think my pants are fitting better and my husband has made several comments about my waist being smaller. I don't know why I feel the need to measure my self worth by a number on the scale! :(

ANYWAY, I do appreciate all of the support! :~)

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VICKI-N-FLA 6/23/2010 10:11AM

    It could be fluid retention. Try cutting back a little on the salt and see if that helps. Good luck. emoticon

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KMARTIN1967 6/23/2010 12:20AM

  I hear ya curvy girl..yet don't get discouraged. I'm actually a kickboxing instructor and when you start a new program you can actually gain weight...muscle is building...are your clothes fitting better? Try to watch the measurements instead of scale for a few weeks. then keep pushing and it will start dropping. I have the issue of doing the same fitness activity for so long my body does not get anything from all the kickboxing I do yet I love it and can't give it up!! Hang in there!! emoticon

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