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Killer Workout!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This morning I was getting ready to go to the Rec Center for my Wednesday spinning class, but I didn't feel like spinning. So instead I decided to do 10 minutes on 4 different pieces of equipment, do the weight machines for 10 minutes and stretch for 10 minutes. I ended up walking around the track as a warmup for 10 minutes, the stair stepper (which I had never tried before) for 5 minutes. (I nearly died...therefore the Killer part of the workout!), 10 minutes on the elliptical and 10 min on the stationary bike doing hills, another killer.

I worked on the machines and then stretched for a total of 68 minutes. I felt great, all sweaty and proud of myself. When I checked my HRM, I found I had burned 718 calories.

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MUMZELLA 6/2/2010 1:41AM

    You did 10 minutes on the elliptical--WOW! I know what you mean about the stair stepper. 5 minutes is a triumph for me. This sounds interesting. I think I'll try this tomorrow at the gym. Thanks for the idea.

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    emoticonYou are really doing fantastic! emoticonWe all must Shake up our routine every now and then...put some spice in our life..so to speak!

That is just like walking, they say to change your route around to make your walk more interesting. So I believe we should change our work out routines also to make our life more fun!
emoticonMy Friend and keep up the wonderful job.

Keep Those Sparks flying! emoticon

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ASPENHUGGER 5/31/2010 8:53PM

    WOW! That's terrific! I wish I could follow in your footsteps, but when I go to the gym, the most I can do is 30 minutes of the treadmill.

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MZLADY77 5/27/2010 2:34PM

    emoticonYou go girl! That's right boost your workout and that is only way to loose some weight and will tone up!
Don't forget the spin class is awesome! emoticon emoticon

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CARRIE1948 5/27/2010 7:48AM

    It pays to listen to your body

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60SIXTY 5/27/2010 4:09AM

    emoticon workout.
Changing out your workout will have multiple benefits.

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HINOTO 5/26/2010 7:21PM

    Woo! Good job! I love the stair stepper, I wish I had one in my house! LOL

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SHMILY928 5/26/2010 3:45PM

    Fabulous job. Congratulations on doing something different.


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PARKERB2 5/26/2010 2:55PM

    WOW!! What a good amount of calories burned. Good for you. emoticon

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Entering Onederland!

Monday, May 24, 2010

One my way to work the first day I was 199. It's been 25 years since I've been in the 100's.

That's my bike shorts and shirt on the chair from the spinning class I went to before work. I have my step counter on (13873 so far today).

My DH suggested I tuck my blouse in. I'm not comfortable yet tucking my blouse in and wearing a belt, but I did it for part of the day. I feel self conscious, but I will keep doing it until I get comfortable.

I think I will get more comfortable here in onederland one day at a time! emoticon

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ASPENHUGGER 5/26/2010 11:28AM

    You look emoticon! And the blouse looks good tucked in. I never tuck my blouses or shirts in either, but maybe if I ever get down to a reasonable size again, I could experiment. Congratulations!!!!!

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60SIXTY 5/25/2010 8:25PM

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HINOTO 5/25/2010 12:27AM

    You look wonderful! Wow I can't wait until I hit Onederland too! I still have 5 lbs to go!

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KOFFEENUT 5/24/2010 9:42PM

    You look AMAZING. Your husband is right. Tuck in that shirt!

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You Can't Beat Friends!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I am peaceful and tired after a wonderful weekend at my cabin with 5 of my best friends. I feel so blessed. We had a wonderful weekend of laughter, good conversation, wonderful hiking and amazing lo fat, lo salt, lo calorie tasty food. I could spend a long time talking about everything that transpired this weekend, but I think I will just thank God for making it possible.


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SHMILY928 5/23/2010 8:07PM

    This sounds incredible. I think I'll have to suggest this to my friends. What a way to spend the weekend.

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HINOTO 5/23/2010 7:44PM

    I am so glad you had a wonderful weekend! What way to spend it, surrounded by your best friends!

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Sitting at 200

Friday, May 21, 2010

I've been sitting at 200 for a little while now. I think its interesting that I am having a plateau at a significant point in my weight loss journey. Going below 200 pounds is a momentous occasion that I have been looking forward to for a long time. I have not been below 200 pounds for at least 20 years. I have been anxious about breaking this barrier, Now I am thinking I should relax and "enjoy" this part of the journey and not rush through it. I have been looking at ways to break the 200 point. I have been changing up my exercise and calories and nothing has changed. I am not discouraged, in fact I really do find it interesting. I think maybe this is a point where I need to let my mind catch up with my body. I don't know if I am emotionally ready to go below 200.

This weekend I am spending time with 5 of my best friends at our cabin to celebrate my turning 63. This is the 4th year we have done this and we usually have celebrated with amazing food all weekend. This year I asked my friends to help me plan a healthier weekend. We each prepare one meal and I have asked everyone to prepare a healthful meal. We are also bringing fitness stuff...DVD's, exercise equipment. I think we will have a lot of fun. I think I will take this weekend as a time to enjoy a healthful lifestyle without a weight loss focus. I will enjoy and hopefully grow in my comfort with healthful moderate eating and with my body as it is now.

You will all be there with me in my heart, my dear Spark friends.

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RURAL3 5/22/2010 9:44AM

    Nancy you are getting so wise along this journey. Enjoy your weekend. It am guessing your friends will have a blast too changing up your party. It will be so much fun. Can't wait to hear the stories when you get back. Happy Birthday my friend. emoticon emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 5/21/2010 8:08PM

    You are so wise to relax and "enjoy this part of the journey". Sometimes we need a little time to breathe and pat ourselves on the back, recognizing how far we've come before we begin the next leg of the journey. You've earned it!

Have a terrific, memory-building weekend with your friends!

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TATI13 5/21/2010 4:13PM

    Sounds like a magnificent trip. And I think you've planned it out really well. So glad you have supportive friends! And I understand what you mean about plateaus and feeling ready. Sometimes when this happened to me, I would just say...okay. My body seems to be happy enough at this weight for now...and I'd just switch to maintenance. It would give my mind a chance to catch up with my body, it would help me to "practice" what maintenance would look like for me, and it would also just give me a mental break from freaking out about the scale, helping me to realize that the scale is not an end unto itself, but simply one measure of my health and well-being.

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HINOTO 5/21/2010 3:20PM

    Ooh I'm about to hit under 200 myself, and it can't come fast enough for me! LOL

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LKWQUILTER 5/21/2010 10:34AM

    I do know what you mean. It is hard to accept how our body has changed when we get some weight off. I still have a hard time to not immediately go to Big Women section when I look for clothes. Have a great time this weekend and enjoy it all. ((HUGS))

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JESSICAVZ1 5/21/2010 9:28AM

    Way to go, I hope when you reach your goal, you are emotionally ready for it, but It's great that you can realize that right now is when you can sit back and maintain if you want.

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DEVENIRBELLE 5/21/2010 9:09AM

    Sounds like a great weekend and that you have good friends. Good luck on the 200lb barrier. I cannot wait to ge there. I have a long way to go but I understand your anticipation. If you are doing the right things, I believe the body will follow up. Sometimes we just have to let go and let things happen. Good luck and have fun!

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MTNGRL 5/21/2010 8:35AM

    Have a great time, it sounds like so much fun. Getting together with the gals can't be beat.
I met up with my sister in lawL and we had a great day walking and shopping yesterday/ Almost 9000 steps, woohoo. Even ate a sensible lunch.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I haven't blogged in several days. I have been getting ready for my annual Birthday Weekend at the Cabin for 6 of my girlfriends. I have put a health and fitness theme to it this year and am trying out spark people recipes. Everyone is preparing one meal and I am doing the first lunch. So I woke up early this am and am baking Jenna's Crustless Quiche. It smells wonderful. I am going to serve it with Whole Wheat French Bread and a fruit salad for dessert. I can't wait!


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MUSIC66 5/20/2010 12:41AM

    That sound s like fun.have a great week end.

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LOULOUBELLE2 5/19/2010 11:52PM

    I'm so jealous you have a weekend at the cabin with your friends. That's wonderful and your suppose to have a sunny warm weekend to boot. Have fun, May Birthdays are so fun. Mine is tomorrow..........
Lets both have a Sparktastic year and maybe, just maybe, we can meet this summer.
Enjoy that quiche, it sounds yummy.

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RURAL3 5/19/2010 8:06PM

    I am so jealous. I am guessing you are going to have a marvelous time. And a healthy one too. You sure deserve it Nancy. emoticon

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HINOTO 5/19/2010 3:49PM

    Oooh it sounds like you guys are gonna have a blast and a half!

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MTNGRL 5/19/2010 11:09AM

    What fun. I miss all my girlfriends, they live so far away. The lunch sounds yummy, is there room for one more?

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 5/19/2010 10:59AM

    emoticonThat sounds yummy, plus what a great idea for a party emoticon Have fun my friend and enjoy!


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NANFACEMIRE1 5/19/2010 7:12AM

    It is great getting together for a girl weekend and eating healthy. I have some friends from childhood and we get together for slumber parties ever so often. It is a great relaxing time and we get to catch up on what has been going on in each other's lives. I am 64 and we have been doing this for over 40 years. We just had a slumber party at my house on Halloween weekend. Not sure when or who is having the next one, but it will happen and will be great. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 5/19/2010 7:09AM

    That sure sounds good. Have fun this weekend.

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