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Plateau Busted

Monday, August 17, 2009

I was down 2 pounds this am! The plateau busting worked AND I found I enjoyed the extra exercising. Wow, what a concept. Exercise can be fun. I am also not as hungry as I used to be when I was eating all the time. I don't know if that's because I am eating more healthful calories (not raising my Blood Sugar as much) or because I am breaking the habit of eating all the time. Either way, I am happy. I thank all my Spark Buddies for their support and suggestions with my plateau busting. Now, just 4 pounds to go till my annual physical on Sep 9.


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WATERMELLEN 8/17/2009 6:36PM

    Yay! wonderful to see that scale BUDGE!

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RURAL3 8/17/2009 9:18AM

    Excellent work. I can hear your enthusiasm. emoticon

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GRANDMAZ23 8/17/2009 8:02AM

Great job! You should be so proud of yourself! At the rate you'e going, you'll definitely impress the doctors when you go in for your physical in September!
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Plateau Buster - Lessons and Revisions

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I am really happy with all the support I received after posting my Plateau blog. I am on the 4th day and have learned some lessons and have some revisions.

1. Jillian Michael's videos are great, BUT I am 62 years old and have had 2 back surgeries including a spinal fusion. I cannot do Jumping jacks and other moves that take both my feet off the ground at the same time. I have had 2 days of back pain after doing that ...SO I am going to revise the moves I can't do and do the exercises to the best of my ability.

2. ok as is

3. Change my strength workouts to 30 minutes instead of 15.

4. Eat between 1400 to 1500 calories a day, not above 1700

5. Remains the same.

I am feeling great and can't wait to weigh in the am.


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WATERMELLEN 8/16/2009 8:38PM

    Good for you: "do we call it compromise or do we call it getting wise?" That's a line from a song of which I can never remember anything else, but love that lyric anyhow (especially as I get older!!)

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RURAL3 8/16/2009 8:12PM

    we all need to tweak those things just a bit as we get older. You are still on the right track.

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Plateau Buster

Friday, August 14, 2009

I would like to lose 6 pounds before my yearly physical exam MD visit on Sep 14th. I have seen the same number on the scale for 2 weeks in a row w/o going over calories and with 30 minutes of exercise a day. So, I have a plan ... my 30 day plateau buster.

1. Try the Jillian Michaels (?) workout on exercise TV ( I did one last night and WOW)
2. Swim on Friday mornings
3. Up my 3 x week strength training
4. Keep to the low end of my daily calories
5. Stay consistent and positive even if the scale doesn't move


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WATERMELLEN 8/14/2009 9:11PM

    Best of luck: we're all rooting for you! emoticon

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/14/2009 1:22PM

    All your ideas to help move the mountain are great EXCEPT for the calories.
The body NEEDS fuel to burn off the fat. You must NOT drop you calories, or you will bog down further. Think of it this way....if you have a wood stove, and you cut back on the wood, what happens????? BUT, if you keep adding fuel to the fire at intervals, you will keep the fire burning !!!

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RURAL3 8/14/2009 11:32AM

    I see them sliding away as I write this. emoticon

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LINDA25427 8/14/2009 8:35AM

    Sounds fantasic . Good Luck . You can do it . God Bless.

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LKWQUILTER 8/14/2009 8:17AM

    That sounds like a winner. Good luck. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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1MILETOGO 8/14/2009 7:24AM

    Sounds great, those 6 pounds are pretty much already gone!

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AMANDAB1327 8/14/2009 6:41AM

    Sounds like you doing the right thing. GOOD LUCK!!!!!! You can do it!

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Staying Active

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One thing that has definitely changed since I started SparkPeople almost 2 months ago is that my basic activity level has improved. On strength days I do my strength workout (which I HATE) as soon as I get up - I probably would "forget to do it" otherwise ...lol) When I am sitting at the computer or watching TV, I now get up and walk around the house - doing little chores like picking up or dusting, etc. instead of just sitting. When I am at work, I don't email people to ask a question as much, I get up and to to their area. When I have to go to the other building, I walk the most circuitous route I can and 2 x a day I walk around both buildings as quickly as I can (usually takes around 15 minutes). I have even told my supervisor what I am doing and have her approval. I use the time in lieu of the 15 minute break we all get 2 x day. When I get home, I get on the treadmill for 30 minutes and have just started doing a little bit of interval training on the treadmill to increase the activity level. I can say with enthusiasm "I am no longer a couch potato!)

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RURAL3 8/13/2009 11:59AM

    Isn't it amazing what just little changes in our lives can do for us?

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BIRDLEGS29 8/13/2009 9:52AM

    emoticonThose little changes can make a big difference. I do the same thing and find getting up and moving around the house keeps my legs from getting stiff. Baby steps.......


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SUNNYARIZONA 8/13/2009 9:22AM

    You know, I do the same thing. Course at my job, we can't email one another and get prompt answers so that has never been an issue. But since I wear my pedometer all the time, I DO delieberately walk MORE. I usualy complain about having to run to another Accudose for medicines, however, I ALWAYS say, WELL I am counting it!! Just about everyone knows I wear a pedometer, and some now say, "I know , you are counting it!!"

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Daughter's Decision Made

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My daughter and her family have come to a decision. They have decided to take the job, have my daughter rent a room for the 3 days a week she will be out of town, give it 6 months to see how she likes it and decide what to do about moving at that time. I thank God for their decision and for the ability I had to sit back and not interfere. I thank all my SP friends for the support and encouragement you gave me yesterday while this dilemma was working its way out. I didn't even think of turning to food one time. I ate the way I've been learning to eat and I didn't think anything of it. Food is essential for nutrition but not for emotional support! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/12/2009 6:23PM

    It sounds like you have learned to be healthy as have I. It is a long time coming for me, but well worth the wait. WE WILL DO THIS!!!!!
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MPSWEET1 8/12/2009 9:51AM

    emoticon Not only did you not interfere in a very important decision they needed to make on their own, but you looked to Sp for support and you took control over your nutrietional life as well. Job Well Done!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/12/2009 9:17AM

    You have more self control than I did yesterday. I ate the way I had learned to eat, but I didn't keep my mouth shut with my daughter. She bought the house I tried to talk her out of, because it meant she would be back in the same city as I am instead of 3 hours away.

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WISEWIFE 8/12/2009 9:08AM

    Whoo hoo! Good for you & for daughter & family. I hope things work out for all.

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SRFRGRL7163 8/12/2009 8:46AM

    Congratulations! Good luck to both you and your daughter.

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LORIELP 8/12/2009 8:34AM

    Doesn't it feel great to finally be in control of food instead of food being in control of you. You have passed a true test. Good job! Lorraine

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