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Yippee! 1lb from 5% challenge goal

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I thought I had done pretty well this week with the exercise and eating, but you never know if the scale will agree. For once it did--I lost a lb.

At first I was skeptical of actually losing 7 lbs for the challenge--it will be the most I have ever lost in a "healthful" way in a few weeks, but I gave it my best shot. Now I'm actually looking forward to knocking out that last lb next week.

Wish me luck (and lots of stamina)!

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VETTRANGER 11/14/2011 10:32PM

    Cool, 6 out of 7!!

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KAREN_NY 11/12/2011 6:40PM

    emoticon Have fun with that and do it again! :)

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BBONET 11/12/2011 3:18PM

    emoticon You are so on the right track girl!! You go, you are really focused and the loss has shown. Keep up the pace and you will reach your goal before you know it. Congratulations!!! emoticon

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ZEESPARROW 11/12/2011 10:55AM

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BRAVERUDE 11/12/2011 10:09AM

    You WILL do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's no question in my mind!! I am so glad for you and super happy for your success!!!!

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MAYTE1975 11/12/2011 9:54AM

    emoticon FELICIDADES
With all the exercising you´re doing I´m sure you will knock out that last lb.

Lots of good luck

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 11/12/2011 8:45AM

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TEACHING1ST 11/12/2011 7:22AM

m so proud of you, Jonnie! Way to go!


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Why am I eating?

Friday, November 11, 2011

On the Dr. Oz show today, something was mentioned that I’d read about before—
that we should pay more attention to how hungry we are when we think of eating. On a scale of 1-10 it goes like this:
/1 /………………………/5 /………………………/7-8/…………….………/10/

1- Not hungry
5- I could eat
10- Ravenous

We should pay attention to our stomachs and eat when we are at about 7 or 8.
Cuts down on mindless eating, or eating just because it occurred to us.

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LUVPOETESS 11/21/2011 7:28AM

    Since being on the SP eating plan, I find myself HAVING to eat, and I'm almost never hungry. Instead of eating the whole meal at once, I tend to eat it in parts. I snack on grapes for my super sweet tooth. Sometimes instead of eating cheerios with milk or yogurt, I'll "snack" on the cheerios, then drink the milk or eat the yogurt later. When meals call for sweet potato topped with something, I'll generally eat the "something" by itself and later the sweet potato by itself. Eating this way keeps me eating several times throughout the day, and I never feel like I don't have enough food too eat. As i said already, I find myself having to eat just to get it all in for the day.

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MAYTE1975 11/13/2011 6:44AM

    Thanks for the info , I´ll try to put it into practice , the problem is that I tend not to think when I´m overeating emoticon

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SUBOLA87 11/12/2011 8:13AM

    Thanks for the post. I am definitely guilty of mindless eating. I'll try to keep this in mind!

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VETTRANGER 11/11/2011 9:41PM

    Its an important point. We're conditioned to eat certain things at certain times. I find myself still having cravings at times, and when I stop to think about it I realize that I am not at all hungry. That's one of the best times for me to pop in a couple of grape tomatos ... no calories to speak of but I fool my psyche!

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CHELEMIA 11/11/2011 8:18PM

    Unfortunately I am not there yet.
When I exercise, I am never hungry.
When I don't exercise, I am always at a 5-7 sometimes a 9.
I hope to get better as I get past 200's.

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BABY_GIRL69 11/11/2011 7:04PM

    Gadging my hunger.....

God bless & enjoy everyday!


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Another weekend party, another 1/2 lb

Monday, November 07, 2011

I'm not turning the invitations down anymore. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years looming, I figure I have to learn to plan carefully what I will eat and imbibe and not trip out when I gain the invitable small amount anyway.

I looked up the calorie counts of various drinks, subtracted the calories from my daily allowance, danced off a few more and was not surprised I STILL showed a 1/2 lb gain--in fact I expected a full lb gain (and knowing my body, that may still come tomorrow).

But I really enjoyed hanging with my friends--and I looked good in a dress I haven't EVER worn (I always planned to "get down to it.") It's the little things....

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VETTRANGER 11/11/2011 6:08PM

    I think the clothes we can get into are some of the most serious psychological wins in this process, and a better indicator that the scale is most of the time.

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CHELEMIA 11/7/2011 10:01PM

    Go girl. That's the way. I agree. Want pics!! emoticon

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BRAVERUDE 11/7/2011 3:54PM

    There you are...I was wondering where you went...glad you had a fabulous time at the party! I know what you mean about these holidays - enjoy fitting into the smaller clothes and have some fun!! emoticon

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MAYTE1975 11/7/2011 3:16PM

    emoticon You are enjoying life , that´s the best. What´s 1/2 lb , is not even half a kilo. We want photos with that dress emoticon
You are such an inspiration
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MI-ELLKAYBEE 11/7/2011 1:51PM

    YOu're so fortunate to have invitations AND success! emoticon

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SP info on exercise for more efficient weight loss

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

An interesting article in the "Ask the Experts" section has some specific recommendations about use of exercise for weight loss but not muscle loss(of special interest to me were the first and last paragraphs):

If you want to focus on losing fat, doing cardio AFTER strength training is not a bad idea. It does seem to increase the amount of fat burned during the workout itself—but just slightly.

The most important thing is just to make sure you do cardio, regardless of when. The strength training, when done correctly, will help preserve existing muscle mass. Maintaining an overall calorie deficit forces your body to use your body fat to replace the energy used up by both forms of exercise. Higher intensity and longer duration workouts (cardio and strength) will use more energy. Note: Neither form of exercise actually burns much fat during the exercise itself; it's the total amount of energy expended that determines how much fat you will burn.

Limit your high-intensity cardio to no more than 45-60 minutes per day. More than that can increase the rate of muscle loss. Adding extra low intensity activity like walking is usually okay.

Full article:


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WINNIEVIOLA 11/4/2011 10:47PM

  It's important to balance caloric loss in exercise.

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VETTRANGER 11/3/2011 6:50PM

    Good info Jazze, thanks.

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MAYTE1975 11/2/2011 5:25PM

    Gracias por la info , yo intento hacer los dos tipos de ejercicios , pero no sabía que era mejor hacer cardio después de los ejercicios de fuerza. La pena es que yo salgo muy tarde de trabajar y no puedo salir a andar.
De nuevo gracias por el artículo.

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BRAVERUDE 11/2/2011 1:28PM

    Very good information - thanks for sharing!

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CHELEMIA 11/2/2011 11:36AM

    That was so informational thank you. It is funny but I am naturally doing that. 60 min aerobic and another hour or 2 of walking and daily life. Chasing dogs or children, shopping, moving and cleaning after the puppy. I count them but only half the amount under a 30 min walk due to lack of intense sweat.

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WooHoo! I'm in 130-dom!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I feel like a knight in King Arthur's court who just fought his way past all the conquered foes into the oppressor's castle. Now it's MINE to occupy forever!

It was a hard-won fight with running shoes and hurt knees, challenging intervals on the elliptical, exercise bands snapping back to leave bruises on my behind--but I'm the victor. Oh, I know at 139.5 I barely crossed the castle threshold, but I'm IN and I'm going to take over every room of this castle one by one until I'm comfortable in it. Make it mine.

Thanks to all my fellow knights who cheered me on through every victory and helped be back onto my horse after every set-back. Don't leave me now. In fact, you're all welcome to inhabit my castle with me--even as we all pursue our ultimate goal--maintenance--the most important chore for guarding one's castle.

Let's swing our swords in the air! Victory will be ours!

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COLUMBINE2 11/3/2011 9:27PM

    Wow....I hear the echoes of thousands of rattling sabers! You're a cheerleader in armor and the stallion you're riding is pawin' the ground (I might be getting my Wyoming cattle rides mixed up in this metaphor----so I'd better quit before I get trampled by the bison! ??)

Congrats on 139.5!!!! Amazing! We need new photos...those white slacks are probably baggy by now! Keep up the hard work!

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WINNIEVIOLA 10/29/2011 8:26PM

  Congrats!!! I like the thought of a castle too! That means you're getting down to medium land too, eh? So exciting!!!!

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VETTRANGER 10/29/2011 7:43PM

    Its always very cool to get into a new set of 10. :-) The way you wrote about it was also VERY cool. You obviously have this figured out too, which is a real feeling of confidence!

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MOBYCARP 10/29/2011 5:32PM

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I know it's been hard for you, but you did it!

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CHELEMIA 10/29/2011 5:17PM

    All Hail!!!

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MAYTE1975 10/29/2011 5:13PM

I love the castle metaphor , so happy for you. Hope you invite me to your castle , but I still have a long way before reaching my goal emoticon
Maintenance is hard but you can make it , you are such motivation for me .
I´m still fighting with the kettlebell and the dumbells and my friend Jillian Michaels , she is very nice and all but what a enslaver emoticon

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 10/29/2011 4:02PM

    That's great! Congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROJAKHAN 10/29/2011 11:24AM

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BRAVERUDE 10/29/2011 11:16AM

    Yayyyyy!!!!! Losing the weight tastes better than anything I've ever seen on a plate!!! I'm very happy for you!

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ZEESPARROW 10/29/2011 9:37AM

    emoticon That is emoticon!!!!

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SUPER3800 10/29/2011 8:26AM

  EXCELLET JOB! You did it! emoticon

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