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~ Im Back... Day 52... WooHoo

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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I've had so much energy this week since I started eating more, and surprisingly, I actually feel less bloated... emoticon... I wonder why?... I am eating more, but feel lighter

... so today I decided to do some weight training and cardio... I started out with Kelly Coffey-Meyer's 30 minutes - Weights and did her 30 minute premix of weights combined with 2 minute cardio intervals...



www.coffeyfit.com/catalog/CoffeyFit_
30Minutes_Preview.mpg


I used 7lbs for all exercises; this is what she recommends...

... I followed up with cardio... I did a little kickboxing with Amy Bento's In the Ring workout... I did 2 cardio intervals without the medicine ball... I love this workout and Amy's style..



www.nrgfitness.net/video/engine/swf/
player.swf?url=../../data/video/inther
ing.mp4


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Here are my stats:

Total time: 60 minutes
In zone: 46 minutes
HR: 139/166 / 83/99%
Calories: 432 / 35% fat burned

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... what did you do today?...

emoticon see you tomorrow... ~ Dee emoticon

  
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BABY_GIRL69 7/28/2010 4:00PM

    I think you worked enough for all of us! WOOHOO! I got tired just reading. . .lol

God bless!

Dee

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TIABITS 7/28/2010 2:13PM

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You are awesome girl! Very inspirational for me....keep it up, you are doing great!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/28/2010 11:51AM

    I am trying to get at least 14000 steps.

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JOCALAT 7/28/2010 11:07AM

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MRS_TOAD 7/28/2010 11:06AM

    emoticon Glad you are doing so well! I was able to get a bit of a slow walk in last night before the pain became too unbearable which was great! Keep up the great work.

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FITKAT2010 7/28/2010 5:37AM

    emoticon I can't do what you did. My body won't cooperate. And, I do what I can daily.

You rock hon!

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MARVELOUS50S 7/28/2010 12:02AM

    Sounds great Dee. Have you started the carb cycling? Maybe you are feeling less bloated because you are eating more healthy. Well whatever it is, keep up the great work.

Charlene

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TAYLORLIV31 7/27/2010 11:45PM

    I spent the day trying to keep up with you. I did 65 mins on the treadmill and did 3.20 miles

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DNAZARI84 7/27/2010 11:26PM

  Yeah!

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LINDABENEDICT 7/27/2010 11:25PM

    Woo Hoo !!!

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~ Days 50 & 51 ~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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~ emoticon~ Days... 50 & 51... REST... ~ emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/27/2010 9:19PM

    Sounds great to me!!

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SANDYJAS 7/27/2010 6:07PM

    Great pix!

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PLAYBLUES22 7/27/2010 3:17PM

    Nice choice Sweetie, some "me" time emoticon

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~ Warriors in Pink quilt dedications ~

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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I wanted to pass this information on to those who have lost someone to breast cancer or want to leave a message of support for breast cancer survivors... the following site offers a way to pay tribute to them by adding their name to a "virtual quilt"... Here is the link:

www.fordvehicles.com/warriorsinpink/
quilt/


... I think this is a wonderful idea and it's free... " I added a patch for my neighbor and friend "Florence Goodwin" who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002.

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RENA1965 7/26/2010 9:50PM

    Nice post! emoticon

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PINK-SOLDIER 7/26/2010 10:02AM

    emoticonDee emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 7/26/2010 9:58AM

    Great info! Thanks for keeping this issue before us!

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GODZDESIGN95 7/25/2010 11:34PM

    encouraged someone!!

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BABY_GIRL69 7/25/2010 11:25PM

    This is wonderful!God bless & thank you for sharing! Dee

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TERJEGOLD 7/25/2010 7:17PM

    That's a great idea!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/25/2010 7:00PM

    How wonderful! Thanks for posting it.

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...my progress...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Well, as you know I have been "MIA" @ least in the exercise department because I was recovering from a cold... I am happy to say that as of today, "I'm back"... emoticon emoticon emoticon....

... so, I must admit that all last week, after I recovered from my cold, I wavered off the path of "healthy choices"... and stuffed my face with all kinds of "fat-laden, artery clogging" foods emoticon ... and I felt like a this emoticon!!!!... some of the things I had, was fried catfish nuggets/fries, Jerk chicken w/rice & peas and fried Plantains, Potbellies regular Italian sub. 12" and 3 Dream bars (brownies) and @ work, I ate all sorts of cookies, cakes and pastries... and you know what, I really never had that "mmmm, that was good!" moment with any of this stuff... but in my head, I "wanted it!" emoticon...

This is an "Aha" moment for me because I realize that I am not missing anything by not eating this junk... Ok, maybe "Potbellies" every now and then emoticon, but I must admit that my healthier versions of oven fried catfish nuggets w/oven fries and jerk chicken breast w/rice and gandules, taste, not to brag, so much better!... and after the first 3 cookies, it was just "gorge yourself silly emoticon"... lesson learned & noted for future temptations!

... so now, for the best news ever... "drum roll please"... I actually lost weight!!!!! emoticon emoticon... and I don't know how I did it!... I know that for 3 days this past week, I hardly ate anything but broth, but from Wednesday - Saturday, it was on... 5 whole days!!!!!... here is where I stand now:

Before (6/17/10)
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Weight: 164.4
Hips: 43
Waist: 32
Thighs: 26
Arms: 12.5

Now: (7/25/10)
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Weights: 161.6
Hips: 42.5
Waist: 31.5
Thighs: 25.5
Arms: "no change"

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... I feel much more optimistic and as of today, I am adding another strategy to my arsenal of weight loss techniques. I re-visited BFFM, Burn the fat, Feed the Muscle where in the past, I have had good results using carb cycling... However, I am not going to start out with carb cycling just yet because it is a much more involved process, but I am going to start Phase I with something called "carb tapering"... Being an endomorph body type I have mentioned before that I am somewhat carb sensitive and need to watch my "starchy carbs"... Carb tapering manipulates the way I will eat my starchy carbs... here is a brief explanation of how it works:


..."there are no starchy carbohydrates in meals five or six (after 3:30 pm). The result is an almost automatic reduction of carbohydrates to about 40% of total calories. Meals one through four all contain a lean protein, and a starchy carbohydrate".

Sample moderate carbohydrate menu:
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Meal 1 7:00 am: oatmeal, whey protein, grapefruit
Meal 2 9:30 am: whole wheat bread, egg white omelet with pepper, onion, tomato
Meal 3 12:30 pm: Brown Rice, chicken breast, broccoli
Meal 4 3:30 pm: Sweet potato, chicken breast, green beans1/2 tbsp flax oil
Meal 5 6:00 pm: Salmon, asparagus
Meal 6 8:30 pm: mixed green salad, olive oil & vinegar dressing, tuna fish

I will most likely be eating 5X's a day instead of 6... so my menu will look like this:

Meal 1 7:30 am: oatmeal, whey protein, mixed fruit/toast
Meal 2 9:30 am: Cottage cheese/mixed fruit
Meal 3 12:30 pm: Brown Rice, chicken breast, veggie(... biggest meal)
Meal 4 3:30 pm: Sweet potato, chicken breast, veggies, 1/2 tbsp flax oil

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Meal 5 7:00 pm: Salmon/chicken, etc., & fibrous veggie

... My calorie range will be: 1400 - 1550 to start, and I will adjust as needed because I know that with more exercise I will need more calories to keep up my energy. My maintenance is: 1887...

To reach my calorie level each day, my meals will look something like this:

Meal 1: 350
Meal 2: 250
Meal 3: 400 or more
Meal 4: 200
Meal 5: 300
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Total will average:....1400 calories or more

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I will no longer be following the WW's program... while it jump started my program, I need to move on to another program that will take in account my intense workouts... 20 points a day was barely over 1000 calories, and even with my extra 35 flex points, that is not enough daily calories for me... This weekend I actually calculated how many points I would need to be able to use the WW's program and I would need at least 27 - 29 points daily + my flex points here and there... I could use WW's in this way, and just keep track of my points, but to be absolutely sure about where I am, calorie-wise, I really want to keep track, numerically, of my calories and macros and I don't want to have to use 2 programs to do this... I had already customized my nutritional tracker here on SP so that I could easily keep track of the foods that I eat often and I have even set up "groupings" as well... This is a more efficient for me. Now don't get me wrong, I love WW's and I think that it is a sound program, but the drawbacks of not taking into consideration your "measurements" and getting credit for this is somewhat discouraging and needless to say, "expensive", especially when you go to weigh-ins and not see progress on the emoticon!!!!... " emoticon-Bye WW's, it was great while it lasted!!!! emoticon

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... so there you have it... it starts today... since I have been off for over a week now, I am going to tread lightly for the next few days... but you know how that goes, I will start doing Turbo Jam or kickin' it with Amy and before you know it, my HR is through the roof... but I will try to pace myself... emoticon

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Commit to be fit. ~Author Unknown

There's no easy way out.
If there were, I would have bought it.
And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!
~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase. ~ Joseph Pilates

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~ Dee ~... "Keep making it happen!" emoticon

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DIAMNDSPRKLMOM 7/26/2010 10:28AM

    emoticonon your weight los! Your meal plans and everything look good. You are definitely going to ROCK 2010!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/25/2010 7:30PM

    I am glad you are feeling better. I was shocked to see you eating off plan like that. It sounded more like me than you. LOL. I'm relieved tou managed to lose weight. The carb tapering is a great idea.

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DREMARGRL 7/25/2010 5:19PM

    GREAT BLOG, DEE! You have recommitted yourself and sound determined, which is half the battle! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAMAGOSS 7/25/2010 5:03PM

    Congrats on the weight loss - probably relaxing and eating broth for a few days did it for you. Good luck with that intense new plan - sounds like a great means to get where you want to be.

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MARVELOUS50S 7/25/2010 4:12PM

    Hey Dee, glad to see you are not sick anymore. Congrats on the weight and inches loss.

You plan looks really great and you seem focused. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Char

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/25/2010 4:07PM

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HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

AMIE

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MOM2PACO 7/25/2010 3:50PM

    Wow you sound like you have a great plan in front of you! You have been doing wonderful and I think it's great that after being sick you have jumped back into it! Thanks for showing your meal plan, gives some of us a few ideas. Good Luck on your journey and I know you will do great and lose even more! I am happy to hear you are feeling better!

CONGRATS on your weight loss even though you were eating all the yummy foods that are so bad for us lol!! Lucky you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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~ Tribute to a beautiful artist...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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.. here is a video from a wonderful artist and motivator,

"Shiloh Sophia McCloud"... Enjoy!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzXc8SKjYoU&
feature=player_embedded


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... check out her website:

www.wisdomhousecatalog.com/homeforsh
ilohsophia.html


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XTMONT 7/25/2010 12:39PM

    Love it!

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    emoticonBEAUTIFUL! emoticon

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