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I'm back! 4/25/2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I have been "away" though NOT by choice! I have been having a dickens of a time with my computer and now after a few weeks...it bit the dust! Now I have to wait to use my husbands...when he's home from his travels...so, it'll be a while before I get another one (as it's only 4 my enjoyment) and I hope all my WONDERFUL, AMAZING SP friends forgive me if they don't hear from me for awhile. I'm still kicking, still healthy, still fighting the battle of the bulge and I'm winning!
Just for the record I FINALLY had a decent weight loss since ??? and I am so happy! Take care everyone...and know i really miss you terrific people!
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DDHEART 4/27/2010 9:00PM

    Well that's fantastic.....keep up the great work and we'll all be anxiously waiting for more great reports.

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SUGARBABY60 4/25/2010 11:12PM

    great job on the 3 lb wt loss ! emoticon emoticon

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ALLBW2U 4/25/2010 10:59PM

    Greetings, Yvette.

I hope you are doing well. Congrats on the 3 pound weight loss. That is something to celebrate!! Yay! I hope you have a wonderful week.

Best wishes always.....Bill

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TRENTDREAMER 4/25/2010 10:31PM

    Welcome back! Sorry to hear about the computer. Does your local library have computers that you can use?

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weigh in -week 9

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Can't believe I've been doing this for 9 weeks...Made alot of friends which I'm so thankful for. I'm learning something new everyday about exercise or nutrition. I love the motivational stories, too.
I've been working hard at this. This week I stayed the same. In 4 weeks I've lost 1 pound! It's a hard pill to swallow because the weight is coming off so slow now yet I still have 14 pounds to lose! Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm following Weight Watchers points ....I exercise everyday..walk 5 miles...walk/run 3-4x a week...60-75 jumping jacks everyday....strength training 3x a week.

  
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THEGIGGLER 4/15/2010 7:42PM

    Try increasing your calcium intake - I track that as well with Sparkpeople. I find that when I get my recommended calcium from food rather than from supplements, I lose more quickly. Also, check your tracker to make sure you aren't getting more than 10 percent of your points from sugar and processed foods.

Best of luck!

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EIKOOW 3/21/2010 4:31PM

    I hope you're not doing SP just for weight loss...and I don't think you are...this is a lifestyle change to a healthier you! You are doing all the right things and the changes are happening, you know they are...don't give up on yourself! I know it's not easy...none of it's been easy, but we can get through it and make it a positive part of our lives! You're doing an AMAZING JOB!Hang in there!!
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MALEXANDER4 3/21/2010 12:56PM

    I can understand your feelings. I'm about 10 pounds from goal and all I get anymore is depressed. I get on the scales thinking this is the week....nope, ok maybe next week. I'm going to try a bit more cardio this week. for me i'm eating but I don't think i'm getting in the cardio I should. good luck to you and keep up the great work, you will see the results, don't give in.

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SUESMITH73 3/21/2010 8:04AM

    Make sure you are eating enough to support all of the exercise you are doing.

If you are eating 1200 calories & exercising off 400, your body will go into starvation mode & you will not lose.

My weight watcher's leader used to tell us, "you need to eat to lose, not starve to lose".

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ALLABOUTLOVE 3/21/2010 7:57AM

    Make sure you put your measurements in on the page where you weigh in. It helps put your situation into perspective. YOU CAN LOSE INCHES AND NOT WEIGHT! Inches are more important than weight. If you are losing inches, eventually the scale is going to change. Also mix up your workouts more. Try lifting weights. You won't bulk up. You can use 3 and 5 pound weights very effectively. The Firm has a workout kit that gives you 5 videos a plan book and weights for about $40. You find it in the as seen on t.v. isles. I lost 2 dress sizes in 1 month. Now I didn't say xxx pounds. Because that wasn't dramatic. But 2 dress sizes is great. I felt much sexier! Have fun and hang in there!

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ALLBW2U 3/21/2010 12:15AM

    Happy Saturday!! Isn't it amazing how fast 9 weeks can go!?!? Don't be discouraged. You are working hard....very hard it sounds like. Your body is changing, getting some more muscle. So don't be discouraged by the lack of weight loss. Have you noticed clothes becoming looser? That can be a good sign to have to offset the slow down in the weight loss. Are you drinking plenty of water? Helps the entire body! When you have a lot of weight to lose (like me), the first pounds are the easiest and then they gradually get harder to lose as it takes more work, more of every thing. You are getting down near your goal weight and it just gets tougher! So just keep working hard, stay encouraged....and you will soon see the weight again move downward.

I hope that you have a terrific Sunday. Best wishes.....Bill

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Another GREAT WEEKEND!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I am a lucky "girl"! I'm married to a WONDERFUL( did I ever tell you how handsome he is?) man (36 yrs in August) and I have a very sweet son and daughter- in- law in Portland. We were invited to come down for my daughter- in law's 29th bday. She actually turned 29 on Thursday (the 11th) Because my husband travels thru and around the Portland area on business every other week, he often sees the "kids" for dinner. What made my weekend so sweet was the invitation the "kids" extended to me to stay with them at their tiny house (888 sq ft) while my husband has extended trips throughout Oregon....anytime..they stressed the invite was ALWAYS open..they said they love me being with them and they don't like me to be home alone so much. (my husband is gone at least 10 nights a month. I (along with my husband) must've done something right when we raised our son and, lucky for us, he found a gem of a woman to marry. WOW! I feel very blessed!
Oh...Because I was out of town ( & distracted), I forgot to post my weigh in for week 8. I lost another pound..one...ok! I'll take it!!!

  
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DDHEART 3/19/2010 7:53PM

    I hadn't read your posts for a couple of days so just finally caught up....WooHoo on your run and great success WILL be yours...great goal! Sounds like you have a great relationship with the kids....enjoy!

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CLUS1903 3/15/2010 3:27AM

    emoticonon another pound down.

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ALLBW2U 3/14/2010 12:18AM

    That really is SO nice....having a great son AND a great daughter-in-law. Congratulations on another lost pound and on the visit/future invites from your "kids." Maybe your hubby has a wonderful wife, too. :-)

Hope you have a terrific Sunday....Bill

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Walk/Run Challenge!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Today I decided that I needed to set a goal for myself and I did. I started by doing a walk/run on the treadmill and covered 6 miles this morning! Most of the time I walked 5 minutes and then would run 5 minutes. Then after walk/running 3x I decided that I wanted to see just how long I could run...12 minutes...for 1 mile. HOORAH!!! I DID IT!!! Now comes the goal I made... I want to be able to run 3 miles, all at once, no walking. I can do this!! I'm giving myself until 6/1 to be successful at this. Wish me luck! Hope my knees hold up!

  
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SWEETLEXIE520 3/11/2010 2:26PM

    You can definitely do this - sounds like you already have a great start on it, too!

Can't wait to hear how you progress!
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ALLBW2U 3/10/2010 10:35PM

    Great job!! And a good time frame to build up to 3 miles without rushing things along. I wish you the very best as you work towards your goal!! You CAN do this!

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What a BEAUTIFUL day!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Boy, when the sunshine comes out here in the NW it feels like a miracle! I always take notice, a smile stays on my face ALL day...I love the sunshine & blue skies! It REALLY motivates me to get out there and go for a walk outside(usually it's July b4 we can do that regularly) I'm such a fair weather person...don't like it to be too hot (over 75 degrees) and don't mind walking outside when it's only 45 degrees or so. Is there anywhere out there like that year 'round? I did get in a 6 mile walk today and I loved the experience...the rain is coming tomorrow for several days...but today was a day I'll remember for a long time. Hope you all had a day that's special to you, too!

  
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ALLBW2U 3/8/2010 12:51AM

    Saturday was a beautiful day at our house. Plenty of sunshine, had a great walk, got some things done, goofed off some....just an all around great day. It was topped off with a surprise birthday party for my lovely wife!! Our daughters arranged it, friends and family came, good food, good conversations....and my wife was caught totally off guard. An all around great day!!

Thanks for sharing your great day with all of us.

Hope that this week is even BETTER for you....Bill



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