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Please, don't loose more!

Monday, October 17, 2011

This weekend on Friday - Saturday I went to a workshop with Authentic Movement in Budapest (Hungary). I had no clue what it will be about, just knew it will have some Gestalt, and something to do with the body. And these days I like to do things around my body, to learn, to improve.

And it was so good. Finally, I could let go of my "thinking about things", and just give the permission for my body to talk.

I think, slowly I'm getting used to this new body. Smaller, thinner, more energetic, younger. Taking up less space in a room when I go indoors.

I feel more self confidence when interacting people. The thing is, I was not even aware about the lack of confidence, just I experience now, there is more of it. I'm more natural, I'm more in the present.

Sometimes, I get the feedback "But please, don't loose more weight!", usually from people whom I know for long. I don't like this comment, its holding me back. I know it's good will, but in the end, it's so difficult unrealistic to loose more then necessary. If they could imagine all the energy we put into making happen all the portion control, healthy food, exercise. So, I was quite resistant to this type of comment.
And now, one of us told that accepting the new body and the changes, is not only a challenge for us, but for the people around us. And sometimes they tell her, "Please, don't loose more weight!". And it sounds like, "please don't change more, it's already difficult to adapt".
Hm, that is a new perspective for me.
It's about change, not just for me, but for the people around me.
I think, I'll be more gentle with the people around me.

One of you wrote in the blog about the book "Who moved my cheese?", and the topic of change.

The biggest discovery about myself on this Authentic Movement session, is that my soul is changing, as my body changes. Somehow, my personality changes along the way. But I can't really put my finger onto it, but it's changing. I have more energy, different things interest me, I spend my time on new things, I listen to new style of music, I eat 180 degress different, I get connected to new types of people.

On, Sunday, we went to the Adidas Outlet in Budapest. As a reward, I bought some new performance clothes for winter exercise. I felt so good. Spending money for nice exercise clothes. And you know what, the main issue was to find clothes with slim fit!

Because, I have to go for the SLIM FIT now!

I'm so happy for the new clothes, I'll post some pictures of them later this week!

This is where I went to high school. Mikszath ter 1. I had the training nearby. It felt good to walk on those streets again. When people didn't look, I caressed the walls softly.

One of the trainers, Sabine: www.sabfab.com/englisch.html
Authentic Movement: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authentic_Move

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BARBARAWEBSTER 10/26/2011 5:31AM

    I like this blog. You are tuning inward. That is good, and you are also understanding the effect your changes are having on all those around you, not just your close friends. That is very good. I saw a friend I hadn't seen in a long time, and she had lost her "baby weight" (after giving birth). I was shocked. She looked sick, I had never seen her skinny, and she looked too thin to me. But it was just my perception of what she should look like, not reality. I'm sure her doctor wouldn't let her get "too" skinny. Have a great rest of the week. emoticon emoticon

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CONFIDO999 10/19/2011 4:47PM

    You have a great insight on why people say those kind of things to us. I love the way you ended your blog--touching your past physically. I wish I could go back to my old schools and do that, too. It is comforting, and reminds us of how far we have come, too.

Keep on sparking!

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ZELLAZM 10/19/2011 7:05AM

    You have some good insights about change here. I think it's very wise of you to go easy on the people around you who might be feeling that you are challenging them to change, too! And you are - but true friends accept others as they are, right?

Great way to reward yourself - with some new fitness clothes! I got a pair of gloves the other day - that's all I could afford right now - but my winter gear from last year is still in great shape. It's a good thing because it's getting cold!

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KMICHA 10/17/2011 10:42PM

    WTG!!! You are doing terrific!! The new attitude is great! Keep up the awesome trend!

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DTSOBEL 10/17/2011 2:31PM

    WTG! on getting new workout clothes. Finding slim can be tough!

I agree about others need to adjust to your changes too. It takes time for all. Keep up the great job!

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SPARKCHANTAL 10/17/2011 2:16PM

    wow, i love to hear stories like this.
and when remarks are inconsiderate or unconstructive, just set your ears to 'Durchzug'. you know, in one, out the other.

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KIMBERTA99 10/17/2011 2:09PM

    You certainly deserve the new clothes.....with your amazing dedication you got yourself in those slim fit!!! I love it!! Don't let the comments bother you...you are doing what is right for you and your body and I am certain when you get to where you want to be you will "stop losing". Be proud of how far you have come!! emoticon

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CANDOK1260 10/17/2011 1:52PM

    this blog will give me something to thinkk about other people need to adapt to my changes. boy you went to a big school

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KKINNEA 10/17/2011 1:20PM

    Interesting thoughts from your class - people trying to get used to the "new you" as you do too. Awesome word on the slim fit - a happy problem to have!

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MINDY502 10/17/2011 12:57PM

    Thanks for sharing that you brought about some good points about how you feel and how others have to adapt to that seeing the changes in you. You keep doing and listening to that body of yours and what makes you happy, you are doing awesome.

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 10/17/2011 12:48PM

    thanks for sharing, great insight and interesting program - thank you for providing the link about it

I've been trying to work on this all along my journey so I have a better acceptance of myself as I near my goal - focusing on body image has been big for me - some strange uncharted territory :)

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PIGSOFGREEN 10/17/2011 12:41PM

    I do love that attitude, that the change is something for others to deal with as well. What a good perspective!

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Workout stop on the train trip

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The pool, and run today in Szombathely, Hungary.

I was on my 6h train trip from Gleisdorf to Budapest.
As I did last time, I stopped at mid way after 3h, left the luggage at the station, did my exercise, and continued my train trip for another 3h.

1.5K swim, 5K run.

I miss the other 5K, both the feeling, and from my daily calorie differential. :-)

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 10/17/2011 12:49PM

    love your pictures - it is like we get to travel with you :)

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ZELLAZM 10/16/2011 10:12AM

    You continue to impress with your creative approaches to getting in the exercise!

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NTSOHLTHNT 10/15/2011 8:09PM

    Awesome pool and very nice surroundings. Applause to you for stopping, getting off the train and getting that workout in!

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LISAINMS 10/14/2011 3:37PM

    Nice pool! And that was a good way to break an otherwise long trip of sitting on your butt for hours. Good job burning calories instead!

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KKINNEA 10/14/2011 12:47AM

    I love that you do this although I can't imagine sitting on a train after swimming!

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Powerwalk - bits of exercise add up

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Yesterday, I went to Graz to sell some of my clothes that I cannot wear anymore, because I slimmed down.
How funny.
I will make some pictures of my old and new trousers. I should change my shirts, too, all of them are loose, but maybe next year, I've already spent a fortune on new small clothes. (This kind of spending makes me happy!)

So, due to the trip, I had less time for exercise, so I made this the day off from running.

I planned to go to the pool Auster, which I did. It's the most expensive (4.6 Euro = 6.3 USD) for the evening ticket, but I was like if I spend extra, I rather spend it on exercise. I had my best time for swimming, 25m 34s for 1K breaststroke.

I remembered "There is a best time for exercise (anytime), and a best place for exercise (anyplace).", so I decided to fire up Endomondo on my phone, and do powerwalking when commuting. When I walk the fastest, it's about 10 min/K. I also skipped two stops of the tram. All in all, I had 56 min of powerwalk!

During the walk (when skipping the tram), I've seen a big shopping mall for sports (Gigasport). I got in to have a look, and they have a H U G E floor only for running. I bought a Nike long pants good for summer nights (30 instead of 60). I've also spotted UnderArmour that you suggested. It was almost 19:00, so couldn't try on the winter pieces, but now I know where to return.

This is an art project - they painted the street in red to make people remember the importance of the small shops in the centre. The new shopping centres dragged the people away, and shops are closing.

How do you fit in extra bits of exercise in your day?
Any tips welcome!

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GETSTRONGRRR 10/11/2011 8:24PM

    Fantastic job brother, good on you!

I have to hard schedule my workouts, just like regular appointments, otherwise it's too easy for me to not go. When I can, I take stairs instead of elevators.

Great job picking up summer workout clothes on sale too!

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LISAINMS 10/11/2011 3:41PM

    Glad you found the Underarmour ColdGear. That stuff works! Good choice to make exercise time in your commute!

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JBARUWA 10/11/2011 1:03PM

    Way to go!! I wish i could be like you

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KKINNEA 10/11/2011 12:40PM

    I love that you jammed all that fitness in! It's such a smart idea and you discovered some places you didn't know about!

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Like a machine

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Since my last check-in:

10K run, 20K cycling (2h)

10k run, 20K cycling (2h)

10k run (1h)
(It was raining.)

13K cycling, 10K run, 13K cycling (2h30min)


Eaten: 21741kcal (average 3100 kcal/day)

Resting: 15400 kcal
Exercise: 10396kcal
Burned: 25796kcal

Weekly differential: 25796-21741=4055 kcal

SP says 3500 kcal differential per week is about 1 lbs loss in fat.
I lost exactly 0.4 kg (1 lbs) fat this week (I measure every day, and this includes the min-max variances due to water).

The temperature is dropping seriously, and I need clothes for the outdoor workouts. Cycling and running.
Any suggestions?
What to look for, and what to avoid?
I was thinking if there are clothes that fit both cycling+running.

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BARBARAWEBSTER 10/11/2011 4:16AM

    I agree with Sassymoho. However, don't use a zippered turtle neck (which she meant to say next to your skin, not on bottom) and you always need layers to peel out of as your body temp changes. So have a pack for them. You also need double layers on the legs, as temps that cold will cool your leg muscles. Styles, fabric, and manufacturers have changed since I was a twice a day half marathon runner in my late 30's, but I can check for you if you still need to know. It gets -25 F here in winter with wind chill of -40 so we need face protection and I prefer goggles so my glasses don't steam up and freeze. (very annoying!) emoticon Let me know... B

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CHARGER25 10/10/2011 4:47PM

    Very nice picture and information. I am shooting for an ending weight simular to yours.....I have no help for you on cold weather clothing since I live in a place that is never cold by your standards.....

Best of luck!

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    I agree with Lisa on the Under Armour Cold Gear. I've worn multiple brands of pants and they really just seem to hit the spot. Plus they actually stay up (you try running when your pants are falling down! Everybody else laughs, but it's hard to run... :P). I'm a fan of tighter clothing for anything and everything, loose tends to get in my way. If that's also your preference, then a thought is to wear cold gear with a turtleneck type shirt on the bottom and then a tshirt on the top. It's really the chest that needs to stay the most warm. This way your arms won't be constricted, but your chest gets that protection that it needs.

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LISAINMS 10/9/2011 11:23AM

    I wear Underarmour ColdGear tights for cycling and running. Shirts are different as I prefer loose for running and tight for cycling. I have pullover microfleece shirts that do a good job of blocking wind on the bike with a compression longsleeve shirt underneath. You will also need gloves for cycling as the temperature drops below 50. I can ride year-round, but 38F seems to be the point most people will not cycle as it is too cold with the speed and they bring their bikes inside with a trainer. I've run at 28F and it was fine, but I don't like having to wear that much just to stay warm for the first mile. My winter weather is very mild in comparison to yours. You may want a pair of Yak Traxs if you will have ice on the road.

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TEDDYBABE 10/9/2011 8:15AM

    I love this info. Beautiful pics by the way. Jealous of your numbers. Way to go!

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SPARKCHANTAL 10/9/2011 5:20AM

    aaauuuuggghhhh!!!! too much math for me.
hey how are you doing, long time no hear.

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HYPERTHRON 10/9/2011 4:54AM

  Wish you luck!

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17:00. Let's hit the road.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Finally, the clock reached 17:00.

So, I jumped into my running gear, and hit the road directly from the office.
Beautiful sun, probably the last few days of the warm summer rays.

10K, finished below 60 min - I'm getting speedy.
I jumped on my bike, and explored a new bicycle road R11 toward Fehring.
I made a 60 min round (about 22K).

Then I took my bag at the office, pedaled home, to a shower, and hit the road to reach a movie at 20:00.
The Three Musketeers in 3D (English version) - passable. Defineatly not worth the 8.5 Euro (11.4 USD) ticket.

1708 kcal (Endomondo).

I'm not even tired.

What the heck is going on here?!

A qucik shot at the 5K mark at the running leg:

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ZELLAZM 10/8/2011 7:22AM

    Great report - I like that "I'm getting speedy" part!

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FVHORVATH 10/6/2011 8:46AM

    Such motivation and energy you have!

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LISAINMS 10/5/2011 3:54PM

    I hate paying that much for an unworthy movie. Such a nice run you have!

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GETSTRONGRRR 10/4/2011 9:41PM

    That's because you have become a workout ANIMAL!

Congratulations! It's great to see the benefit of all our hard work.

and thanks for the review of 3 Musketeers!

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    Holy crap! You are amazing! Keep it up! emoticon

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KKINNEA 10/4/2011 6:37PM

    One of my coaches told me the way to become really great at a given distance is to keep doing that distance - that's you and your 10Ks!

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