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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.......

Jean

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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.
Hugs,
WW

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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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Parenting Never Ends

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My daughter has been looking for a career change for several years. She has gained certification and become physically fit to prepare for this new career. She has now been offered a position and was really excited about it until she found that there is a residency requirement and she has to live in the city where the job is. Her DH and her children don't want to move. She is so torn. She has dreamed of this position for years and has worked hard to be able to do it. Now she feels she can't accept the position. We talked by phone yesterday and my heart ached. I wanted to tell her to pursue her dreams and not to let anything stop her, but she is a mother and a wife and has to do what she feels is best. I listened, I supported and I loved. I told her she could call me whenever she needed while she makes this decision and I would do anything I could to help in any way she wants. And I will pray that the right decision will come for her and her family.

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LILYGAL 8/11/2009 2:39PM

    I will put you on my prayer list and keep her in it too. My heart ached for her just reading your blog.
My son's (who is jobless right now due to lay-off) wife doesn't want to relocate either. They live in a medium size city and there just aren't any jobs at this time. It is so sad that when she can get a job, she can't take it. BTW, my son is a Purdue University engineering grad.

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IAMHIGHLYFAVORD 8/11/2009 12:58PM

    I agree with the other ladies - you will always be a Mom, but the decision has to come from prayer and discussion between your daughter and her hubby.

Hugs, Sharon

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BIRDLEGS29 8/11/2009 12:20PM

    You can retire from or quit every job in the universe except "parent" and that one is yours to your grave. I agree with the others; listen and pray and trust her little family will make the best choice for them.

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RURAL3 8/11/2009 12:05PM

    Just being there to listen and pray with your daughter is the biggest thing you can do for her. That's all she really wants you to do for her and you are accepting that call.

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GRANDMAZ23 8/11/2009 10:10AM

  Having children grow up doesn't stop you from loving them and always wanting what's best for them. I understand completely how you feel. Keep offering the support your daughter needs.

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HUGGSUMONE 8/11/2009 9:20AM

    i had a similar situation, so i say this with some experience. the ultimate decision is your daughter and DH. they should weigh all the pros and cons together. the children, although they will hate the move, are resilient and adaptive and will recover if the family decides to move.

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WISEWIFE 8/11/2009 9:13AM

    I hope things work out for her and the family. Maybe getting a post office box would help? She'd have an address in the town that way, but would have a commute.
Hugs,
WW

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DREAVG 8/11/2009 9:12AM

    Worrying is an occupational hazard. Have faith that whatever this decision is, it will be in her best interest in the long term. Big hugs to you.

andrea

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I'm Ready

Monday, August 10, 2009

I slept well. I don't ache. The weather is good. The day looks beautiful. I am ready for another day and another week.

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    I love that positive attitude. emoticon

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Way to take it head on!!!

Becki

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