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I joined a gym!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's certainly not the most beautiful in this area...but it's within walking distance, it's the cheapest, it has everything I *NEED* in a gym, it's open 24/7 (finger print scanning), and the guy gave me a student discount, making it even MORE affordable! ($100 for the entire semester!)

I worked out there this morning for the first time. I had forgotten how much I love the elliptical machine! It's so gentle on my knees! And yet I feel like I got an amazing workout on it!

Plateau is over...FINALLY! I should have been taking measurements all along, as I do believe I was losing inches when not losing pounds, as my clothes continued to feel bigger. Perhaps I'll get a tape measure and begin doing that, so I don't freak so much when the next plateau hits.

  
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UUCEEJAY 9/11/2010 2:59PM

    emoticon Fantastic! I really did notice the change in the way my clothes fit even when the scale didn't change. I also love the elliptical machine. I always get a good workout with it. emoticon Good that you found a gym open all the time. Ours is open longer now that summer is over. I am glad of that because I sometimes am going there later in the evening if I am busy.

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DARKANGEL062 9/11/2010 1:23PM

    YOU GO GIRL. I BELONG TO A GYM ITS CALLED IN SHAPE CITY THEIRS A LOT OF THEM. I DO THE WATER AEROBICS,PIALTES (WHICH KICKS MY BUTT), WEIGHTS AND I'M THINKING ABOUT THE SPIN BIKE. I LIKE GOING TO THE GYM. I LIKE GETTING MY WORK OUTS IN. YOU KEEP GOING TO THE GYM AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOUR AT YOUR GOAL WEIGHT. I HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO TO MAKE MY GOAL WEIGHT SOME DAY I'LL BE THERE..... emoticon

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plateaus and scales

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Why, or why does my mood get determined by that damn number on the scale?! I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing...eating what I'm supposed to be eating. Not cheating...at all...I know plateaus happen. I know I can't lose every single day. I know I need to stay away from the scale and only weigh like once a week...So why do I punish myself?!

Yesterday was our first day back at work...today we'll try it with students! I'm afraid of emotional/stress eating and wasn't able to sleep last night. All summer I've stuck to my guns and done great with my eating...no snacking, no hunger between meals, even...yesterday, all day long, I thought I was hungry. And of course, being the first day back, there were tons of bad things there I could have had. I went to lunch and had salad, using just balsamic vinegar and stayed away from the cookies, candies and 100 grand bars given out. I had dinner before 7, like I'm supposed to, and nothing after dinner...then went to bed and couldn't sleep!

Today I'm hoping I'll be so busy I won't have time to think about food and imagine that I'm hungry. And go do my 5 miles right after work, making it nearly dinner time upon return...then just from dinner until bedtime to fight it off...I can do it!!!!

  
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BREWMASTERBILL 9/8/2010 8:03AM

    When it comes to weighing in, I do it every single day. Here is why. The scale provides a certain level of feedback as to how things are going. However, it generates a lot of "noise" every day in the way of fluid gain/loss. There is a method to filter out this noise using an average weight. So if you weigh yourself every day, but only take the average of the last 10 days, for example, you get a very smooth line. If the smooth line is going down, you're doing fine. If it's not, it's time to change something.

This has pretty much desensitized me from the scale. Now it's just a method for collecting data points. Oh, and there is a free site that will allow you to enter your daily weigh in data and it computes the average. The name of the site I use is called physicsdiet.com and its free. I'm not affiliated, just a satisfied user.

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Can't break records every day...

Friday, September 03, 2010

I've done a couple of 78 minute treks, but the last couple of days have been slower than molasses. I haven't taken a rest day (completely...swam instead of walking one day) in a while. Maybe I'm due. Maybe the sluggishness is my body's way of saying I need to take a day. I pushed myself as hard as I could today and only made it in 80 minutes. A full 2 minutes slower than my best time.

Knee pain has been manageable with the brace I got at the pharmacy. A very good $6 investment. It still continues to ache afterward and be stiff and make me limp the first few steps after sitting a while, but those are all things I can deal with for now.

Also stalling on the weight loss the last three days. I know all about plateaus...I just always fool myself that I won't have them anymore. Not getting discouraged. Just stopped weighing myself compulsively every day. Am doing it every three days now.

I start back to work on Tuesday. I've got just under 3 pounds to lose to be at my goal by "back to school" time...possible, but not probable. I can deal with that. I've had a very successful summer with getting healthy. I don't want to get hung up on numbers.

  
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CAMROLA 9/3/2010 10:50PM

    Kim, given everything, I'd say you've more than met your goals! You're being very active, not obsessing with the scale, and taking this journey in stride. That's the greatest success of all. Enjoy the rest of your summer before you're back to school--and keep it up!

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UUCEEJAY 9/3/2010 4:18PM

    emoticon On getting so close to your goal on weight loss and meeting your goal to have a healthy summer. emoticon I tell myself that I am not going to get hung up on the scale but I have to be honest and admit that I weigh most mornings even though I am below my goal weight. Numbers are funny things. We seem to have an irresistible attraction to them even if they aren't the best way to evaluate progress. I am thinking of all those quantitative things we do in education. IQ scores, mandatory testing, etc. We don't do enough to assess student progress in other areas just as we tend to look at the scale instead of our overall progress at changing our lifestyle and feeling healthy.

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78 minutes!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This morning I did my five mile walk in 78 minutes...shaved off 2 minutes from my best time! And I'm only 3 pounds away from my first mini goal! The date I'd hoped to reach this goal was Sept. 7, so I'm feeling quite positive that I can lose three pounds in 7 days...not cocky confident, but optimistic!

  
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TAMMY0911 8/31/2010 11:14AM

    That is a terrific time for 5 miles! Good luck on meeting your goal next week.
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7 miles today!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I did 7 miles today! Didn't time myself...felt good! Ate a little light...sure I'm under for the day...but that wasn't on purpose...just so busy...but 7 miles! Woo Hoo!

  
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DCFKAF 9/3/2010 10:30AM

    Thank you, LittleBlondie1 and WeighToSuccess!

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