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Help! My daughter is trying to kill me!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010


She said, "Come to the gym with me mom." I thought, "What a great idea. We can spend some quality time together and I get exercise to boot!"

She said, "Try the circuit training mom." She said, "It's easy mom" Well, ok, I haven't done this in years but why not? How hard can it be???


.....she LIED!!! I'm in so much pain!! Yeouchhhhhhh!!!

Ok, I'm really not in horrible pain but my muscles are really sore and I kind of think that's a good thing. Yesterday I did feel a kind of pull in my back but I iced it when I got home and I'm fine today.

Well, that was harder than I thought!!! Ok, yes, I'll do it again..and again...and again... hey I may even join once she goes back to school!

But, be wary when your child says, "It's easy". Look at them then look at you....see what I mean???

  
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MRE1956 6/1/2010 8:46AM

    Ah, kids......can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.....

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But, ya know......these things do pass, and you did survive.....that's gotta count for something!

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SALLYANNE0852 5/31/2010 11:50PM

    hahahah giggle giggle giggle
LOL

youre writing style is priceless,,,,,,,,,,,i know exactly what you mean!

keep going! you CAN do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAYLORLIV31 5/31/2010 8:33PM

    Life always surprises us. Good for you hanging in there.

Have a great week! emoticon

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K8NJKSMOM 5/31/2010 1:54PM

    Well, good for you to go with your daughter. I loved your last line! Too funny - and too true!

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JULABELLE 5/31/2010 1:21PM

    That's awesome that you even WENT to the gym with your daughter! Good for you. And keep on using those muscles. :) they were meant to move.

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GIRLINMOTION 5/31/2010 12:56PM

    Nothing beets quality time with our children. Even if it kills us.

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DOROTA7 5/31/2010 11:40AM

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NEDERLUNG 5/31/2010 11:22AM

    You have obviously over used your muscles more than they could bare. But sometimes the best solution is to warm them up again, the stiffness will go right out of them.

Caution-if you have pulled something in your back, do be very careful to allow it to heal before trying to over-do-it again.

We will get through this, but since when do we trust our children? Smiles

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LINDA! 5/31/2010 10:56AM

    Yep, I know what you mean......but you did it.... emoticon

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LAINYC 5/31/2010 10:53AM

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WISHIEGIRL 5/31/2010 10:49AM

    LOL. That's what happened when my husband said "Come out for a run - we'll go slow and you can stop anytime you want." Uh no, maybe it was slow for you, but I wanted to die! Take some Motrin, rest a day and then go back and do it again. You can do this!

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ZABINAS 5/31/2010 10:44AM

    LOL! Keep it up! It'll get easier!

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First mini goal...finally!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Whew!! The first mini goal I have set for myself is finally achieved! It took me 8 weeks to lose 7 lbs. This was very frustrating but I'm so happy it's gone.

I have found that I must set little goals along the way to the "finish line" in order to be more productive. I don't really discuss the actual goal, it's in my head but I think it makes it just a little easier for me.

I look at my tracker and see that I did it before and know that I can do it again. It gives me great hope and I can't wait to look as good as I did the last time.

A funny thing happened yesterday at the fair. I went with my daughter and we were trying on sunglasses when a man came up to her and said, "You are absolutely gorgeous." He then turned to look at me and said, "Is this your mom?"

I said yes, I was her mom and he said to her, "You should go into her room every morning and say "thanks mom for passing along these great genes!".

Then he said to me, "You are a 10 and you gave your daughter your legacy."

LOL- I haven't been a "10" in an awful lot of years but this sure made me feel good. He also said my daughter was an 11! hahahaha (she's more like a 20!)

Have a great holiday weekend everyone! I'm on to my next mini goal!!!

  
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K8NJKSMOM 5/31/2010 1:55PM

    Awesome! You must have felt fantastic! And well deserved too. How nice of that man!!

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BARCINTL 5/30/2010 9:03PM

    I've always known you were a 10!

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TAYLORLIV31 5/30/2010 8:26PM

    Enjoy the compliments that life sends you, it comes from the stars above.

Have a great weekend!



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MHNGJR 5/30/2010 9:57AM

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Oh, meeting those goals feels good! Congrats

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/30/2010 9:28AM

    Oh, how fun! Even though we're doing this for better health, isn't it great to hear that we look good, too?

Congratulations, and AWESOME job!!!

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Birthday weight

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's been an interesting week. Yes, I'm up a little but not as much as I thought I would be. I am now so old, with a number so high that when spoken only dogs can hear it!!!

The week started when my brother came by on Monday to celebrate an early birthday with me (it was Tuesday) and to see one of my sons little league games. As a special gift, he brought me a chocolate mousse birthday cake made at one of the best bakeries in the region. Ok, that's the bad news but the good news is, as much as I love chocolate, I really don't like chocolate mousse! Ah! I just had a little bit (although the chocolate ganache on top of the cake was yummy.

The next day my daughter came in from school. She had a few days off between finals and thought it would be a good idea to take home some of her stuff and come and celebrate her mom's birthday.

So, the next night we went out to one of our favorite places called "Ricks". The food is always great but hey, it was my birthday. ok, that's the bad news. The "strange" good news was that for the first time ever, the food was awful (so was the service). It was so bad I sent something back and gave my son my meal (his was inedible). So we just went home and the kids had some cake. I had a taste of the frosting, that was it.

Last night, since my daughter was leaving today to go back to school, we went out for pizza. We went to the place we love and yes, I had a couple of pieces (not big ones). It was great. We came home, the kids had some cake (I didn't) and what was left I threw out.

This morning I was thinking I probably put on about 3 lbs. but it was just 1 1/2. I don't think it's real weight and I am hoping it will be gone by weigh in Sunday. That's the only weight I really count.

So, let's hope it's gone and maybe it will take a friend or two. It's 11 am and I've already taken a 4 mile hike!!!

  
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DARLENEK04 5/20/2010 9:12PM

  Happy belated birthday.

Good for you for not over doing....

Darlene

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TAYLORLIV31 5/20/2010 2:27PM

    Hey Happy Belated Birthday! My youngest brother celebrates his on the 18th as well. So you have 1 1/2 pound of water weight. I'm sure that's all it is. Just stay encouraged and don't sweat the small stuff.

This is a life style change.

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BARCINTL 5/20/2010 2:16PM

    Excuse me while I eulogize the disposed-of cake. How could you?!

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K8NJKSMOM 5/20/2010 12:30PM

    Happy Birthday!! emoticon

Glad you had a good birthday with your brother and kids! And congratulations on having already completed a 4 mile hike! Good for you!!

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Disappointment

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The scale is not my friend. I just don't understand why I'm not losing weight.

The last time I did this I steadily lost about a lb a week. Sometimes a little more sometimes a little less but almost always progress. Now, it's just not working.

I'm doing everything I did the last time. I'm tracking my food, getting in the exercise, following the same plan but without the same results. I haven't lost any weight this week.

I have been home from the Passover/Easter break for seven weeks. I gained about 7 lbs from those feasts and I still haven't lost them!! It has taken me 6 weeks to lose about 5 lbs. I'm still not where I was before I left town!! arghhhhh

I know this takes time but I really thought I would be much more ahead than I am. I don't get it.

I know, I know, I shouldn't be a slave to the scale. I know eventually it will come off but I can't help but feel frustrated.

The darn scale just ruined my day :(

  
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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/30/2010 9:33AM

    These plateaus are a normal part of the process, too. I just broke one myself two days ago.

When they happen, instead of getting stressed, I take a few weeks off from "conferring" with the scale because all it does is stress me out. I stay on track with everything else, like you've done.

And look -- now we've both reached our mini-goals!

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CSDAYS 5/22/2010 5:15AM

    Try lower calories and more just 15 min. more exercise! You really have to work at it.

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MAIGREY1 5/20/2010 10:08AM

    so have things improved?

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BARCINTL 5/18/2010 6:11PM

    STOP looking at the scale. Stop it, stop it, stop it. Look in a month. You know that if you're doing the right things, you won't be gaining.

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DIANNEYME 5/16/2010 5:06PM

    I hear you, been there, done that. Can't add anything that the others haven't in the way of suggestions, but can only add my support and encouragement.

It WILL come off! Keep on keepin' on, girl!

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KANGABEAR 5/16/2010 3:51PM

    I have hit the same plateau as you have. I've been at the same weight for the past 3 weeks or so. I've actually gained about 3 pounds within those weeks even though I've upped my exercise routine and am only eating about half the calories that I usually do. I have, however, lost inches all over within this time. I actually just dropped a pant size this past week and a half so that has been my motivation. Have you measured yourself lately other than your weight? You may find that you're still losing inches! Hang in there and stay positive. Disappointment only brings on bad habits.

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EFFLER 5/16/2010 1:25PM

  Are you doing cardio? (Elliptical, treadmill, etc.)for at least 30 min per day? Cardio is a FAT burner, so if you aren't doing it, get started! Diet alone is not enough.

If you are doing cardio, try varying your intensity--increasing resistance level, speeding up for a minute every 5 minutes, etc.

Are you doing weight resistance training? This builds muscle, so if you are doing this, your scale could be showing you are building muscle, even though you are still losing fat. You should get a scale that shows body fat%. I value that number more than the pounds, because that reflects true body fat. You could be retaining water, be constipated, or gaining muscle, all of which would reflect on the "pounds" value of your scale.

Are you getting ENOUGH calories?? You should never be lower than 1200 calories per day or your body goes into starvation mode and holds onto the calories in a survival mechanism. If you are eating 1200 calories and doing heavy workouts with cardio, then you need to raise your calorie level to 1500, or that survival mechanism will kick in.


Finally, ruling out all the above, a plateau is normal and to be expected during weight loss--VERY frustrating, but VERY normal! Just patiently wait it out, knowing everyone goes through this and it WILL end!

Also, good advice above, get your thyroid checked out--this can often be the culprit.

Hang in there! You are not alone in this! emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 5/16/2010 12:24PM

    I have the same problem. The scale and I were friends for a while, but now, not so much. I don't know if it is because I changed up the exercises that I am doing or what. I know that I am going to go back to exercising the way I was and see if I the scale and I can become friends again.

I hope that you figure out what is going on.

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DOTTIEJANE1 5/16/2010 12:06PM

    I have had this feeling also but i find that i wes loosing inched. Are you close looser, watch any tighter, have you had to tighten you tennis shoes? How the rings fitting today. Good luck you can and will win on this journey.

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TAYLORLIV31 5/16/2010 11:53AM

    Gayllynne,

I suggest that you get a scale that shows you your weight, body fat, water and bone density. Since I had my hysterectomy I had points where I was losing no weight for years, just packing it on. What I've learned this year is that I have to consume my food differently then what I use to. I try to have nothing but fruit blended in the blender in the mornings with a scoop of protein and skim milk. I freeze my fresh pineapple and cantaloupe along with my purchased frozen blueberries and I make a protein fruit smoothie int he mornings. I also noticed thaa tthe more potassium I get in my diet the better. I added the treadmill to my changed eating and I have lost ten pounds in a month and a half. I stick to good eating five days a week and watch what I eat but indulge in somethings that I miss during the week. Also, see your doctor and make sure that everything is in order. Having your thyroid checked could also be a factor. I get my results back hopefully this week. Also, post on the What did you do to get moving today thread, when you see a visual of what your doing it pumps you up to keep adding to it.

Also stay encouraged and positive, that's half the battle.

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SUNRISESUNSET 5/16/2010 11:49AM

    Your body gets used to things around 6-8 weeks in, so you need to try something different. Just because the plan worked then doesn't mean it'll work now. Your body isn't losing because it knows what you're going to throw its way. Today or tomorrow, do something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. It'll shock your body and the weight should come off again. Keep changing your plan every 4-8 weeks. I change mine every 4 weeks. It'll maintain your losses AND prevent plateaus.

GOOD LUCK!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/16/2010 11:49AM

    As long as it doesn't go up, it is a good thing!

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HEWIES 5/16/2010 11:43AM

    I've been there. I know that disappointment. Try to cultivate patience. It's hard but stressing out over the scale can sabotage all your good work. I wish you well.

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WINGS2DREAM 5/16/2010 11:43AM

    I'm so sorry to hear your discouragement, I can feel your pain, it has been the same for me. It's so frustrating, I figure if I'm consistent then so should my weight loss, but that isn't happening. I refuse to let this defeat me though, even it it takes a year, I will concur the scale! I am determined!! Keep pushing and never give up, you are making wise and healthy choices for your body and one day it will pay off in a big way. We are so worth it and we will defeat the scale! emoticon

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Sleep!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I am a horrible sleeper. I have been for most of my adult life. I sometimes don't go to sleep until 1 or 2 am and am usually up by 6:15 to get my son off to school and leave for work by 7.

Thursday is almost always my day off. I have arranged for my son to stay at his dads on Wed. night so I can sleep late the next day. I have been getting more exercise this week (which I know helps me sleep at night) but had a hard time sleeping Wed. night. Unfortunately, on Thursday morning I was awakened early by a phone call. I just have been dragging since then.

Last night I went to bed at 11. I took my allergy meds and some Motrin because my hip was bothering me and I SLEPT!! I didn't get up until just after 9! For me, that amazing.

I feel a lot better today. I will try and walk later, after my sons game. I know the key is exercise so I am going to try and stick with that.

Hope everyone's weekend is just great. It's beautiful weather around here. Perfect for being outdoors!!

  
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CSDAYS 5/22/2010 5:17AM

    Good for you. Sleep is so important but I tell myself that my body gets the sleep it wants so stop worrying about it . Each person is different.

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BARCINTL 5/18/2010 6:12PM

    What kind of pathetic loser would call you on a Thursday morning and wake you up?? No excuse!

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TAYLORLIV31 5/15/2010 3:33PM

    I hope you get some sleep. Try to get some exercise in along with strength training and that should do the trick. Part of going through menopause is insomnia, so mention it to the doctor if the exercise doesn't help. You have to get some rest, we do not want you getting any luggage under those pretty eyes. I had to learn the hard way not to be packed, LOL!

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