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Iīm back from reality-socializing.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Had a wonderful weekend with friends staying here. emoticon
Enjoying each others company both in our home and at restaurants. emoticon
But however great a time you have - it is hard to really focus on the weightloss and the tracking of food and exercise. I tried to make smart choices and I think I did, most of the time.
Anyhow, they have left and I try to get back on track with this. Sorry to say I donīt feel the energy pumping for getting on with it, but I guess that if I just hang in there the motivation has to come back to me. Hopefully!

Went for a bit of a hiking in the mountains again today. emoticon We had a lovely warm and sunny day.
Just feel that something is missing. Maybe the body has not recovered totally from the cold?!

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/12/2011 12:36AM

    Hope you find the inspiration you need to continue!

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SHESTOUGH 1/11/2011 9:07PM

    I've found that the first day after a break, be it a long one or a short one, is always the hardest day back. It's like the three day hump rule - after three days you're back in a groove and you're totally fine, but the first day is the hardest and the second day is even worse because you're sore from day one!

Keep up the good work and I'm glad that you had a good time with your friends!

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INGMARIE 1/11/2011 5:02PM

    Hiking in the sunshine ,,,hmmm wish i was there then, it is cold,damp and misty in Florida today.
Glad you had a good time with your friends. emoticon

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Better again!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

As I told you, this year could have started better, but now Iīm almost fit for fight again.
Took it really easy the days I felt sick. Went for slow walks and that was it. (Well - to be honest i did do some reps with the weights - that doesnīt work the heart as hard as cardio).

Today I went for a real cardiowalk AND IT FELT GREAT! The sun was shining, I had a nice beat on my player and I had no problem getting up the steep hills.
Iīve been struggling with the scaleobsession and havenīt stepped on it for some time. It only gives me higher numbers than I think can be fair. emoticon
Today however, after several days feeling sorry for myself and not working out at all, it told me Iīve actually lost a little... nice surprise! emoticon
So now I only have one kilo to get rid of til the end of the month. Feels doable if I stay well.

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INGMARIE 1/7/2011 9:43AM

    Great. emoticon feeling better
and a weight loss too emoticon

cant ask for bettr news, right? emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/7/2011 2:16AM

    Niiiiice! And it is only the seventh...23 days to go!

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DSJB9999 1/6/2011 4:08PM

    Great news! emoticon

Keep smiling emoticon

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A lousy start!

Monday, January 03, 2011

I wanted to begin the new year with all I could give.
But here I am - sick!
Feeling very sorry for myself and donīt have the energy to do anything. emoticon
Trying not to totally stress out because of all the exercise Iīm missing but itīs not easy.
Thought I could make todays bootcamp-video but it turned out to be a cardio, and since Iīve got a temperature I donīt think thatīs a good idea.
I even skipped joining this weeks challenge from "Just-do-it" team as I donīt think Iīll be able to do much this week.

3rd of january and this is how I feel. Blaaaaaaaaaah!

Hope you all feel a lot better than me!

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/5/2011 1:46AM

    You are not alone – throat and nose are not cooperating with my ambitions... get well!

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SHESTOUGH 1/3/2011 8:50PM

    Don't do too much and don't get too hard on yourself! Feel better quickly!

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INGMARIE 1/3/2011 1:41PM

    Take care of yourself.untill you get better,dont overdo anything. emoticon

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Small steps in the right direction.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Itīs easy to think that nothingīs happening when the scale seems to be locked at a number and it doesnīt matter what you do - it just doesnīt change.

Here are some signs that Iīm heading the right way:

1. I have a lot more energy. Donīt need the alarm anymore. emoticon

2. The pants are too big.

3. I am stronger. The other day I did a kickboxing session that I remembered as really hard
the last time I did it. This time I waited for the tough part all hour - it never came!
Very happy when I realised I must have gotten so much stronger in these months.

4. I have adjusted my eating.
Yesterday we went into town and had a buffet for lunch.
I tried to eat smart. Soup. Grilled vegetables. A tiny slice of vegetarian pizza. Put together
it was of course way too much anyhow - and boy did I feel that! I felt sick for hours
afterwards. This would not have been the case some time ago... I could have had a
dessert too. emoticon
Even though I felt sick it made me proud of myself - it was a reminder of how far I really
have come in the "changing of lifestyle"- work. And Iīm pretty sure I wonīt dig in to a meal
like that again any time soon!

5. I get thirsty. emoticon

The first weeks with SP I struggled getting those eight cups of water down every day!
It felt like I had to drink an ocean. But it was part of the plan and you get the points for it so
I emptied them each day, and every day was a victory!
Today - 2 months later - I get thirsty and have no problem drinking more than eight cups.

For two months work I think Iīve come quite a long way. Just waiting for the scale to humor me...

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/1/2011 1:20AM

    Wow! Thatīs really something! emoticon

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DSJB9999 12/31/2010 3:33AM


So much more positive~! Great to hear.


It'll happen!

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INGMARIE 12/30/2010 9:44PM

    way to go. emoticon woo hoo

and,,,,,, Thanks for the belt. emoticon

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-GRETCHEN 12/30/2010 5:05PM

    What a great list! Thanks so much for posting this!

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SLIM_SOFIA 12/30/2010 4:54PM

    I really know what you mean... I didn't get as far as you regarding my behaviour, however, i notice in small things... Other day I had lunch, and went over my calorie range, but I worked out and stick with my diet. Before, I would have eaten everything I could grab to make my day worthy.


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Sleep or losing weight - do I have to choose?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I always slept like a baby and thatīs way Iīve been so irritated and annoyed the last two weeks or so. Waking up in the middle of the night or early morning because Iīm hungry - what is this!??
Iīve never experienced this in my life before. Yes - I usually am very hungry in the mornings but during the night??? emoticon
So Iīve been up and eating eggs, biscuits and a lot of other things easy to get in the mouth and return to bed.
I couldnīt go on like this so I made some research here on SP.
First I understood that my calorie intake was to low and put them up AGAIN, doesnīt feel great but if the body wants it then itīs getting it. Anything to make me sleep!
Well this worked so-so, I didnīt wake up as early as I had the nights before but still too early.
Then I got some advice about eating something just before turning in, so I īve been having hot cocoa and cheesesandwiches almost every night for a week. emoticon

This works ok, but itīs kind of funny having this each day trying to lose weight, and I fear the result. emoticon

The last thing I found was that I might be working out to hard. emoticon
It was the classic symptom of the body being to tired!
What am I to do? Eating more and exercising less - is this the road to weightloss I ask myself? If it is - how come I did fail before... emoticon

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INGMARIE 12/29/2010 9:03AM

    Apples and peanut butter is a good idea i think, you will stay full longer with the fruit.
I usually wake up hungry too so i have a little snack, then I go to gym for about 1 hour then i have my breakfast. emoticon
I hope you can adjust your body so it will let you get a good nights sleep. emoticon

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SHESTOUGH 12/28/2010 2:42PM

    I think you should try eating something with a little more substance before you go to bed. Try something that is healthy, but is also higher in carbs so that gives you the "full" feeling and your body will be busy working that away while you sleep. Maybe something like an apple?

I hope you can get some sleep, girlfriend!

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KMS2011 12/28/2010 2:16PM

    Try eating something they may stay in your stomach a little longer like an apple. If you eat it with a little peanut butter that will also give you a little protein that your body might be craving as well.
I hope I was of some help to you. emoticon


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