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Vacation and workouts

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I have been on vacation for the past ten days. My wife started a new job a few weeks ago, so she does not have any vacation time. Therefore, this was a hang out a home vacation. I did well with my eating, I did have some treats but over all I did okay. I never missed one workout.

I have been on track with my workouts. On Saturday, I did 65 min on treadmill and 20 minutes of swimming and 1 plank. On Sundays, I take off from exercising. On Monday, I did 66 min of Elliptical, 10 strength training exercises, 1 plank and 100 ab machine crunches.

Today, I was ready to do something differently. So, I walked the distance of a 10k race. Actually, a little further. I was surprised with how well I did. All of the working out and weight loss has definitely made a huge different.


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    That's awesome Phil, your fitness is increasing rapidly! What a nice way to spend a holiday - taking care of you and your health.

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IGNITEME101 12/26/2013 5:02AM

    I look forward to reading your blogs again! Hopeful Hearts team members READ BLOGS and comment so this is one way we can give you support!

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IMREITE 10/25/2012 12:53AM

    I enjoy staycations. cheaper and in fact give you options to save money. i enjoy being home to exercise more often then if i was at work.

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MAD*DREAMER 10/24/2012 8:05AM

    Great job staying focused! Keep up the hard work. Definitely pays off.


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NADINEL 10/24/2012 12:13AM

    emoticon emoticon Have a great week!

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A successful week

Saturday, June 23, 2012

This past week i have been very active.

5 sessions of cardio from 45 to 60 minutes
3 sessions of strength training

I am totally changing the way I eat.

My nutritionist told me. "Your old ways of eating have to stop. You can no longer run out the door in the morning grabbing the easiest food to grab or go through a drive in window for junk food. You must start packing your food for the next day the night before. You must rethink everything you are doing."

Five days this week I packed my breakfast, snacks, lunch and gym bag the night before.

I am making progress.


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NADINEL 7/8/2012 6:37PM

    Phil, Glad you got your computer stuff fixed. I just saw my dietician 3 days ago. She said I must eat at least 9 - 10 fruits and veggies daily and only 6 ounces max of meats daily. That's a hard one for me. We are trying to prevent my cancer from recurring so I better get my act together, huh! LOL! So far, its all do-able. I feel better, too.
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RUN4FOOD 7/2/2012 9:40PM

    Phil, hadn't heard from you in a while. Happy that you have lost 12 pounds in the past 2 weeks. Sounds like you may have turned the corner and will now be able to consistently loose some weight. Hope your health issue a few months ago turned out to be not so important.

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Set back

Monday, March 05, 2012

After having amazing results in January. February was a disaster. Actually, by Feb 7 I had lost a total of 23 pounds. Than things began to come apart. There was a lot of special events In February which included opportunity to eat or in my case overeat.(Super Bowl, 16 friends came over to our house,rewards banquet,wife's birthday,Valentine's Day) Plus, I have another health issue and my doctor has advised to stop exercising until they find out what is going on. I see another doctor on Thursday. Because of the concerns I have been more anxious lately and have eaten more. The goods news I have not regained all of the weight. I must get control of this desire of running to food when stressed.

Beginning weight: January 280
Weigh in today: Feb 1 262
Weigh In March 1: 267
Pounds Gained: 5

Beginning weight Jan. 280

My NEW goals for each month.

March 1 weigh in 267
April 1 259
May 1 251
June 1 243
July 1 235
August 1 227
Sep 1 219
Oct 1 211
Nov 1 203
Dec 1 195
Dec 21 190 Goal Met


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    Hey Phil. Life is full of special events, celebrations, weddings, funerals, lots of things that can derail a strict DIET plan. Thats why, in my opinion, our food plans have to be flexible and adaptable enough for us as we work on our relationships with food--which, in my opinion is the real culprit. naturally thin people dont worry about special events--only fat ones do. :)
keep working on the journey, and it all falls into place in its own time and way.

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SPARKLISE 3/6/2012 4:02PM

    So hard not to overeat at special events!
And when you don't know what is going on with your health...that would probably make me eat also!
Wishing you better luck this month!
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SUZANNE0606 3/6/2012 12:40AM

    Oh, it's so hard to NOT turn to food when stressed!!! I have the same problem. I am finally back on track and hope to stay there for a while. I hope March will be a better month for you, Phil.

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REDII2LOSE94 3/5/2012 4:52PM

    good luck

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Jan Results

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Beginning weight: January 280
Weigh in today: Feb 1 262
Pounds loss :18

Beginning weight Jan. 280

My NEW goals for each month.

Feb 1 262
March 1 254
April 1 246
May 1 238
June 1 230
July 1 222
August 1 214
Sep 1 206
Oct 1 198
Nov 1 190 Goal met


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SIGAL40 2/4/2012 10:31PM

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job! You WILL reach your goal!

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SUZANNE0606 2/2/2012 12:36AM

    HOLY CRAP, YOU LOST 18 POUNDS???????????? I am SOOOOOOO proud of you!!!!! I gained six!!! hahahahahaha

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/1/2012 10:23PM

    WOW. 18 pounds in one month??? That's amazing! Congratulations! :)

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My Yearl Goal

Monday, January 30, 2012

My goal is to lose 90 lbs. this year. I weighed in early Jan, at 280. I want to lose eight pounds a month. If I am successful it means I will meet my goal before the middle of December. Here is the break down.

Beginning weight Jan. 280

My goals for each month.

Feb 1 272
March 1 264
April 1 256
May 1 248
June 1 240
July 1 232
August 1 224
Sep 1 216
Oct 1 208
Nov 1 200
Dec 1 192
Dec 8 190 Goal weight

I will give my weight on Feb 1 to mark what I lost in January.


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NADINEL 1/30/2012 10:07PM

    Good goals. That's funny. 8 pounds a month is my goal also. I will find out on Wednesday if I made it this month. So far, I have lost 7 pounds so there is hope.

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