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My workouts for the week

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mon. = 30 min. ST lower body & abs
60 min. pilates class
30 min. walk the dogs

Tue. = 30 min. ST upper body & abs
60 min. yoga class
60 min. Tae Bo class

Wed. = 30 min. ST lower body & abs
60 min. pilates class
60 min. Zumba class

Thur. = 30 min. ST upper body & abs
60 min. cycling class
30 min. walk the dogs

Fri. = 30 min. St lower body & abs
60 min. Yoga class
30 min. walk the dogs

Sat/Sun. = Take the dogs for a walk

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PROJECTFIT4LIFE 8/1/2012 12:26PM

    awesome schedule...did the week turn out as planned? :)

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CHANGINGSAM 7/24/2012 10:02AM

    Sounds like a great plan for the week! emoticon

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FITGRL124 7/24/2012 8:49AM

    Holy Cow! That is some working out! You're doing great!

Now you make me want to push harder - I feel like a slacky. lol!

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MOTLEM 7/24/2012 12:53AM

    Great regime! emoticon

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KT-NICHOLS-13 7/24/2012 12:18AM

    WOW!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2012 4:18PM

    WOW!! You are serious, GF!!

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MANLEYSANDY 7/23/2012 3:41PM

    WOW!!!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 7/23/2012 1:38PM

    Awesome plan!

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LOPEYP 7/23/2012 1:30PM

    Wow! Your poor abs don't get a break! emoticon

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CLHENDY1 7/23/2012 1:24PM

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VERONICAVW_140 7/23/2012 1:22PM

    I love love love a schedule! Looks like you are doing great! :)

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/23/2012 12:19PM

    Great!

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SANDBBAR 7/23/2012 12:07PM

    emoticon You're doing great!!

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IAMZBEE 7/23/2012 11:47AM

    Nice schedule!!!

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Weight Watchers

Monday, June 18, 2012

For the past few months it seems like I have been losing and regaining the same few pounds. I'm not really going anywhere, not really making any progress. I feel stuck.

About 7yrs. ago I joined Weight Watchers to lose some weight for my upcoming wedding. I loved it! I lost about 20lbs. Which got me to my lowest weight of my adult life. I even became a lifetime member and was able to attend the weekly meetings for free. Well after the honeymoon I stopped going to the meetings, and the weight slowly came back on. Now it seems like I am constantly battling my weight. I lose a few then gain a few etc. etc. etc.

On Friday after talking to a co-worker who has lost 90lbs. on the new Weight Watchers plan, I decided to join again. I joined on line since I don't have a lot of time in the evening to attend the meetings. I'm usually at the gym after work. They have a new program now from when I did it years back.

I finally feel motivated again and feel like I can really do this. Most fruits and vegi's are no points on the new plan, which I love! I also love that I get bonus points that I can use on foods that are not so healthy. Everything in moderation.

I'm still tracking my food on SparkPeople though. I even went through my food list on SparkPeople and added in their point values. I like how on my SparkPeople tracker I can track all the nutritional info. I want such as calories, fat, fiber, sodium, protein etc. When you track on Weight Watchers you can only see your points for the day and no other nutritional info.

I hope that everyone is doing great! Thanks for all the support!!! emoticon

  
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LBELLINO4 7/3/2012 2:33PM

    I've been on WW since 2/1/12 and have lost 46lbs so far towards my goal of losing 76lbs. It's a great program (in my opinion) and seems to work for all those that have tried it. And I agree with you that since WW only is counting points, it's nice to know how many calories, carbs, etc. that we're eating with Spark People. Glad these programs are out there for all to want to use them. Best of luck to you in your weight loss journey and have a great fourth of July! emoticon

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DIZZYBUGS 6/24/2012 10:03PM

    It's great to hear that you're motivated - you can do this xx

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COMPUCATHY 6/24/2012 6:24PM

    It's good to seek out what works for you! I know what you mean about losing the same pounds. I'm doing that too...but determined to put a stop to it and go all the way! We can do this! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/20/2012 3:02PM

    Good luck! Weight Watchers is a great group.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/20/2012 2:53PM

    I like WW online too, I am a member and have been for a few months. I like SP for the community and the articles and the fitness video, but the food tracker on the NZ/Australian WW is much better for me, the SP tracker has so many unfamiliar foodstuffs I find it a bit clunky. I like tracking in two places, and I have 2 weigh in days which keeps me honest, LoL. I'd love some SP support for my WW so think of me if you want a WW buddy, too!
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BALDWINJ_03 6/19/2012 10:33AM

    Way to go!! I've always heard positive things about WW, and I know you're going to be successful again. Can't wait to hear how things go for ya!! emoticon

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DISCOVERLLH 6/18/2012 10:46PM

    Like you, I did Weight Watchers many years ago when they used all the exchanges. Unlike you, I was never very successful on it. I would obsess over how much more milk or protein I needed and whether something was half a fruit or a whole fruit. If I slipped at all, I felt like I "blew it" and quit. I decided to try WW again and am so impressed with the new points plus program! Wow! What a difference! I never feel like I can't eat anything because I have run out of food for the day, because I can always have fruit if I want. I also love that if I eat a small piece of something sweet, that I don't have to beat myself up because I can use the weekly points. For the first time ever, I feel like this is a program that will work for me. I haven't been to any meetings because I haven't figured it into my schedule yet, but that is high on the "to do" list this week. I also like interacting on SP better because the WW site confuses me. I just track points and activity there. Good luck! If you want to share WW ideas or questions, feel free to keep me in mind. emoticon

Have a great day tomorrow!


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MISTYBLUE716 6/18/2012 9:04PM

    that's awesome! i know you can do this!

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SANDBBAR 6/18/2012 8:19PM

    emoticon I'm pretty sure there are Weight Watcher teams on Spark too...so you can make friends and discuss your progress and tips, etc.

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ROCKYCPA 6/18/2012 3:31PM

    Good idea - I did WW many years ago and actually made maintenance but I am over that weight now. Might look into it again. Good luck - I am sure it will be the right incentive.

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CHANGINGSAM 6/18/2012 2:45PM

    Congrats on rejoining Weight Watchers! I have been thinking about joining as I, too, have been losing the same few pounds. Hope it works for you!

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SHERYLDS 6/18/2012 1:56PM

    I like the WW on starches...
I always wondered how people thought they were okay even if there diet was focused on starches instead of veggies.
sound like you are back in action..... emoticon

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MILLIE5522 6/18/2012 1:32PM

    I know how you feel. I need to lose another 7lbs too and its taking me a lot longer to achieve any results. I know I need to re-evaluate my calorie intake and probably need to up my exercise. Good luck with your new plan. I hope I can stick with mine!

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MANLEYSANDY 6/18/2012 12:55PM

    Good luck!! Sometimes a little change is all the motivation we need!


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BARBSASPARK 6/18/2012 12:38PM

    You made some great point here. I too have been on Weight Watchers before and fell off the program. I agree that I enjoy the ability to track more than just points each day. By tracking my sodium and protein, etc it helps me plan better menus. I love the Sparkpeople recipes! Don't give up....it's all about life style change not dieting :)

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March 1,2012

Friday, March 02, 2012

1) 30+ minutes of physical activity: 30 min. ST arms emoticon
60 min. cycling class

2) 5+ servings of fruits / vegetables: 5 servings emoticon

3) 8+ cups of water: 9 cups emoticon

4) burn more calories than I consume : Ate: 1,241 Burned: 2,188 emoticon
Differential: -947

5) list 3+ blessings for the day: emoticon

* I had a great cycling class after work
* I got a good nights sleep
* I had a yummy and healthy dinner: turkey burger meatloaf

  
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JGRIFF148 4/10/2012 10:20PM

    emoticon emoticonGreat Job emoticon emoticon

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CUTENHEALTHY 3/16/2012 11:34AM

    I like the plan and the check-offs!

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FREGGIEQUEEN 3/13/2012 10:36AM

    How did you calculate how many calories you burned (naturally + exercise)?

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NAIMATANNER 3/7/2012 11:10AM

    YAY! You are following your great plan to the letter!

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PROJECTFIT4LIFE 3/5/2012 11:33AM

    way to go! hard work pays off! :)

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COMPUCATHY 3/3/2012 8:24PM

    Mmmmmmmm....that dinner sounds great! Wishing you a super March! Keep up the good work! Spring is on the way! Thanks for your encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/2/2012 2:29PM

    Great job.

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MISTYBLUE716 3/2/2012 2:09PM

    Great job! ..I made turkey burger meat loaf a few weeks ago for the first time..loved it!

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WALKING_WONDER 3/2/2012 1:57PM

    AWESOME!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/2/2012 12:15PM

    Great goals!!

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MANDALORE 3/2/2012 12:14PM

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BFMONICA 3/2/2012 12:09PM

    Wonderful! Keep up the good work. Stay determined. emoticon

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Back to the basics

Thursday, March 01, 2012

For the month of March I have decided to go back to the basics. I think sometimes I overwhelm myself with setting too many goals, and then I get myself all stressed out. So my goals for March are:

1) Get in at least 30+ minutes of physical activity every day.

2) Eat 5+ servings of fruits / vegetables every day.

3) Drink 8+ cups of water every day.

4) Burn more calories than I consume at least 6 days a week.

These are all goals that I know I can reach, and it still gives me one day a week that I can splurge a little with my calories.

I hope everyone makes March a great month!!! emoticon

  
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CHICSHAN004 3/1/2012 10:48PM

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MISTYBLUE716 3/1/2012 6:50PM

    You got this! March is gonna be fabulous for you!

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SMAN1964 3/1/2012 6:47PM

  You can't go wrong with that plan! and simple too! emoticon

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LOPEYP 3/1/2012 6:03PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/1/2012 5:32PM

    Great goals. I applaud you for not going overboard with too many. It makes it too hard. Good luck!

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NAIMATANNER 3/1/2012 5:26PM

    I love it! Those are great goals - and not too much that they are overwhelming. This month is the last before we have warm weather for good...let's make it count!

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PCOLAGATOR 3/1/2012 4:22PM

    Sometimes the simplest plans workout the best

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GIANTOCR1 3/1/2012 4:06PM

    Sounds like a great plan..

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JAGRIF 3/1/2012 4:05PM

    Great goals. Simple and realistic.

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MILLIE5522 3/1/2012 3:42PM

    Realistic goals.....I know that you will do it! emoticon

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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/1/2012 3:35PM

    You go girl!!

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REDSHOES2011 3/1/2012 1:32PM

    emoticonplan!

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BALDWINJ_03 3/1/2012 11:39AM

    Those are great girl!! March will be an awesome month! emoticon

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REVIVINGFAITH 3/1/2012 11:33AM

    I was planning on writing this exact same blog today!! Same title and everything. I have been over-thinking way too much this month and it has set me back. But now's our chance!

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ARCHIMEDESII 3/1/2012 11:29AM

    Sounds like a great plan to me !

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VERONICAVW_140 3/1/2012 11:11AM

    Those sound like completely accomplishable and healthy goals. Goodluck!I hope this month is full of good health and energy for you!

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WALKING_WONDER 3/1/2012 11:06AM

    Great goals! You can do it!

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JOSIEISHEALTHY 3/1/2012 11:05AM

    Those sound like awesome goals and I know you can do it my friend!

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MANLEYSANDY 3/1/2012 11:03AM

    I know you can do it! Here's to a great month of March!!!

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Februray

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February has not been a very healthy month for me. emoticon Last week I was sick and the week before I was on vacation. So I ate way to much junk and got in very little exercise. emoticon I did not gain any more weight but I also did not lose any. I'm still trying to work off my weight gain from December. emoticon

Yesterday I planned on going to the gym after work, but it was such a nice day I decided to go to the park for a run instead. emoticon I have not been out for a run since last September. It felt sooo good to get my legs moving and my heart pumping! emoticon I also ate very healthy yesterday. my husband and kids had pizza emoticon for dinner while I opted for salmon emoticon and green beans. I'm really looking forward to nice weather so I can keep up with my running and break out the bike!. emoticon Now if only I could get my husband motivated.

  
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LOPEYP 2/25/2012 7:57PM

    emoticon choices!
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WENDYSPARKS 2/25/2012 3:26PM

    emoticon I had salmon last night and it was really good...love that salmon!

Wendy

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COMPUCATHY 2/25/2012 3:22PM

    He will get motivated...you will inspire him! Glad you enjoyed your run! Keep up the good work! Love the pics on your page! Spark on! emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 2/23/2012 8:33AM

    You are more of a motivator than you think...you can do it!! emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 2/22/2012 1:56PM

    Sounds like a very successful day! Here's to many more!!

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NAIMATANNER 2/22/2012 11:52AM

    Great job getting back on track! I can't wait until the weather gets warm for good! I take my dogs on long walks no matter what the weather is (unless it's raining), but I love the feel of the sunshine on my face and the cool breezes of the spring and fall. Keep up the great work!

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BALDWINJ_03 2/22/2012 11:38AM

    I hear ya! Feb. has been a hard month for me too. We've still got some days to turn it around though. And you're doing great with maintaining so CONGRATS on that accomplishment and know you're doing good!

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GEEKSMEGGLY 2/22/2012 9:54AM

    Wow, you are back with a day like that. emoticon

Sometimes the hubbies come along when they see us being consistent. emoticon

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PCOLAGATOR 2/21/2012 7:47PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/21/2012 7:18PM

    I'm still working on getting my weight off from last year too. UGH. LOL. I have gotten part of it off though and am trying at least. We can do this!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 2/21/2012 5:42PM

    Sounds like you're turning it around, WHOOT!

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A*L*P* 2/21/2012 4:42PM

    Ok I am more than jealous that you can get out and about right now with your fitness. I am dying for some warm sunshine and a walk with the doggie and baby. We have COLD and 70mph gusts of wind! Glad that you're doing better and feeling better!

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REVIVINGFAITH 2/21/2012 1:03PM

    Like all the cute emoticons!

I am in the same boat, girl. Feb. was definitely not as stellar as January. But March is fast approaching! I need to channel your will power from last night for the next 40 days. I do really love fish so maybe it could work :)

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