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push ups

Monday, November 05, 2012

last week, i committed to adding regular strength training to my fitness plan. i just completed the one minute push up test. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1113

i did 27 modified push ups. the last time i tested, i only did ten, so i've improved. i didn't go down to 3" from the floor, but i went down far enough to work those muscles, but good! ouch! it's a start. i'm going to keep working at this until i can get down to three inches from the floor, and do over 30 in a minute....we'll see how long that takes. i'll get some needed upper body strength. emoticon

  
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EBURGITE 11/7/2012 8:47PM

    46 girly push-ups today. emoticon

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EBURGITE 11/6/2012 10:37AM

    thanks for your the encouragement and info, sparkfriends. tomorrow, i'll start my push-up program...3 days a week. woohoo!

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WORTHART 11/6/2012 12:13AM

    That is pretty impressive! Some day I want to be able to do that, maybe after I lose 50 more pounds!
Thanks for your comment on my blog, you were very encouraging and reassuring. I still haven't recovered from the sweet binge as I had more sugar tonight, sigh.
Donna from Montana

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COMPUCATHY 11/5/2012 8:24PM

    Sounds like a good test...and a good goal! Sending Best Wishes for a great November! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 11/5/2012 2:07PM

    emoticon

Pushups aren't easy. they definitely take practice, but the more you practice, the easier they will get. You might also check out this website. it's the 100 push up challenge. it has great advice for increasing push up strength.

http://hundredpushups.com/#
sthash.mUv2VOtF.dpbs

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SEATTLE58 11/5/2012 1:52PM

    WooHoo for you! Go for it, Girl! I sure wish that I could even try, but not yet anyway, with my RA. My wrists and hands are sooo bad! Have fun along with the work and you'll get better and better!

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WENDIGAYLE 11/5/2012 11:25AM

  That's one exercise I can't do since shoulder surgery on both sides. I can do the ones against a wall. Keep up the good work.

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one word just for fun

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?
purse

Spouse?
supportive

Your hair?
silver

Your mother?
gone

Your father?
scary

Your favorite thing?
love

Your dream last night?
forgotten

Favorite drink?
water

What room are you in?
big

Your hobby?
creative

Your fear?
failure

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
unknown

Where were you last night?
home

Something that you aren't?
male

Muffins?
glutenfree

Wish list item?
vacation

Last thing you did?
drank

What are you wearing?
jammies

Your pets?
precious

Friends?
fantabulous

Your life?
changing

Your mood?
hopeful

Missing someone?
no

Drinking?
Water

Your car?
toaster

Something you're not wearing?
hat

Your favorite store?
bead

Your favorite color?
PURPLE!

When is the last time you cried?
sunday

Where do you go over and over?
bed

Five people who email me regularly?
family

Favorite place to eat?
home

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
beach

  
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COMPUCATHY 11/1/2012 12:54PM

    Well, I really liked your one-word answers. Very cool...you did great! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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EBURGITE 10/30/2012 1:06PM

    that's emoticon liz!

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LIZOFSTAD 10/30/2012 12:11PM

  I don't have a blog, but I want to play.

Where is your cell phone?
desk

Spouse?
partner

Your hair?
brown

Your mother?
heavenly

Your father?
gone

Your favorite thing?
chocolate

Your dream last night?
forgotten

Favorite drink?
pop

What room are you in?
cubicle

Your hobby?
movies

Your fear?
fear

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
thinner

Where were you last night?
party

Something that you aren't?
atheist

Muffins?
please!

Wish list item?
Cuisinart

Last thing you did?
typed

What are you wearing?
clothes

Your pets?
heavenly

Friends?
wonderful

Your life?
good

Your mood?
fun

Missing someone?
yes

Drinking?
pop

Your car?
parked

Something you're not wearing?
earrings

Your favorite store?
grocery

Your favorite color?
blue

When is the last time you cried?
unknown

Where do you go over and over?
sister's

Five people who email me regularly?
friends

Favorite place to eat?
mexican

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Hawaii

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new chapter

Monday, October 29, 2012

i've been working on maintenance for a while, just taking a bit of a break from calorie-restriction to evaluate where i am and how things are going. i lost 107 lbs, and my weight is pretty much staying there, but i have noticed from day to day, week to week, there is about a 6 lb variation....it goes up, and it goes down, with no real pattern or anything. i believe that means i've learned how to eat for my body's needs. it sounds so boring and unimportant to say that, but it's HUGE for me. i am neither over-eating, nor under-eating--for the first time since childhood (when i was so hyperactive, i burned all my calories away!).
i quit tracking calories, because i found myself becoming obsessive about it, and it caused me to undereat. i think my period of "rest" is over....it's time for a change. i am going to eat like i've been eating for the last few months, but i'll be keeping an account to see what my intake has been like. after doing that for a couple of weeks, i will see how it all pans out, and from there, hopefully i can make plans that are reasonable and rational for ME to drop the last of my weight.
my life is completely different, and i know i will not go back to morbid obesity, but it's not likely i'll ever be "thin." fit...healthy...content....experiencing freedom from a warped body image, unrealistic expectations, yo-yo-dieting, self-loathing.....i'm getting there, and that's much better than thin.

  
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SEATTLE58 10/29/2012 8:41PM

    I'm so happy that you've been sitting back and evaluating your life, that you don't want to be too obsessed with tracking and yet you want to know where you are with it. You've been figuring out what works best for you and that's all about maintenance when you feel you've gotten there, isn't it?! I wouldn't know, but I would think so. I know you have wisdom in all this and you will know when you've won and you will do what you need to do each day to keep winning! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 10/29/2012 12:25PM

    That's awesome...you've done fantastic! I trust your success will breed success. You've done a great job so far of finding what works for you...and that is what it takes. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 10/29/2012 10:59AM

    GREAT blog. I too am working on my maintenance. It's not an easy road. I quit tracking too, and maybe I should go back as the scale seems to be inching up. I like to think that I will never again be morbidly obese, but it is my greatest fear, well, other than someone in my family getting hurt or ill. Let's face it, this weight is something we can control. We have the power, and I realize to FEAR weight re-gain is silly, since I am the one making all the decisions about what I eat and what I do with my body. I just have to constantly remember how much I hated hated hated being fat. I have recently had some bad eating days, and I know I can't keep doing that. I like your plan to keep track for a few days and evaluate to find a reasonable plan. I should probably do that too. I've been toying with allowing myself one cheat day. ONE day per week where I could eat more than my 1,500-1,700 calories, without going too crazy of course. I might have to UP the walking to make sure I don't gain weight, but perhaps that one day wouldn't stretch into 3 or 4 days of cheating that way?! I don't know? As I have often said, I'm a work in progress, and it sounds like you are too. As long as we keep working on it, there's always a chance of success!

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TXTOAD9970 10/29/2012 10:55AM

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gravity

Friday, October 12, 2012

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=104

i just read this article. it's a good one. this sentence gets me: "Gravity should not be able to wield that kind of power."
i've lost a lot of weight--over 1/3 of my former self. i completed a half marathon (something i NEVER would have imagined myself doing). i'm in the best physical shape ever, i weigh less than i have in over 25 years. but that scale can still devastate me or thrill me. it shouldn't be that way. "Your weight can fluctuate all the time and reasons why are never completely known. Time of day, temperature, the day’s activities, water level – all can skew the numbers one way or the other. In reality, you could be getting discouraged over something that’s not really accurate."
so much of this "battle of the bulge" is fought in my head. i've got to win on this whole scale/weight front. i will keep fighting! one way i find victory is changing how i think, so i'm on a mission to convert my thought-processes concerning the scale. it's been an issue for a long time, but i need to find a "final solution" instead of it being a continual drain.
how are YOU finding victory in spite of the dratted emoticon ?

  
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COMPUCATHY 10/17/2012 9:44PM

    It all really is a battle of the mind. I think you are on the right track in fighting that battle. Hope you are having a good October! Thanks for the encouragement! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EBURGITE 10/14/2012 5:35PM

    those are great measuring sticks! thanks. emoticon

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LADYPIXEL 10/12/2012 12:41PM

    I go by how I feel, rather than by the numbers. The numbers are fascinating, I track those too, but if I'm not a specific weight, it's not going to stop me from doing anything. :)

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LATTELEE 10/12/2012 11:58AM

  I go by how my clothes fit, not a number on a machine

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1st post half-marathon run

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

i rested for a few days after the half-marathon. yesterday, the air was too unhealthy to run. it was marginal this morning, so i went before it got worse. did 2.45 miles in 28 minutes. i've been training for distance, so i haven't pushed the speed. today i decided to go faster. i've never run that fast in my life! emoticon i've shocked and impressed myself. less than 11-1/2 minutes/mile. just, wow!
when i started running, i did it just to prove something to myself. somewhere along the way it morphed from being a thing to conquer to being something i love. who knew? all you fellow runners did!
yay for a changed life.

  
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EBURGITE 10/10/2012 8:08PM

    thanks! i LOVE your mike wizosky picture! emoticon

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EICHSWIFE06 10/10/2012 12:58PM

    way to go!!!!

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