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I am the biggest loser!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hi all

Yesterday, our wedding anniversary, went great.
Hubby enjoyed the attention and the food of course lol.

Onto today, which was busy again, morning gym, then afternoon physio...which was darn painful! She has scheduled me for more frequent visits to try and get my neck and shoulder right.

Then this evening was boot camp and I was the first to weigh in for tonights session and came in at over 5 pounds down from last week, which meant 3.55%!!!
It was very close as the second place person was at 3.51%, however the "competition" is not just our class, but along with Mondays two classes too, but we still finished first and second..ME the Biggest Loser of the week!!

We have suggested, that although it is nice to be "individuals", that it might give others more incentive if we made it a team effort....our class was also the biggest class losers emoticon so we will see what happens next week.

Was a really good workout this evening, I do love a class atmosphere, circuits of step-ups, tricep dips, push-ups, chest presses on the ball and squat thrusts.

Then outside to the tires!
Not just stepping through them, but carrying tires too, hard dirty work (it was raining earlier) but FUN!

Then back inside for some super-sets, tricep dips, followed straight away by squat thrusts, then deadlifts, and bent over rows, then lateral raises and shoulder presses.

Next week we are going to move on and start trying out assisted pull-ups...something I've always wanted to do!!!
The trainer and my partner tried to demonstrate, but my partner couldn't do it.
So I volunteered and made it, even if it was assisted and only one rep lol, can't wait to do it for real!

Oh and our sauna arrived today too!
So used that this evening after bootcamp and it felt great!
Hubby and I will be using it every day..I only hope that it will ease his leg muscles as they are not getting any better and he has stopped physio for now until he has seen his back surgeon for his follow up (surgery was August 09) on the 25th. So fingers crossed it will help him a little.
So he has no excuse now not to go to the gym, no delivery to wait for hehe.

Best wishes to all....whatever you do, never give up!

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SUEDEVLIN 10/15/2010 7:35AM

    I knew you were a loser. Way to go!

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BODYNSOIL1 10/15/2010 7:16AM

    Great blog and congratulations of being the biggest loser.. woot woot..

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REBECCAMA 10/14/2010 11:16PM

  Wow you are doing great! Congratulations Liz! I don't think I'd like that class at all, but it sounds like you are having fun. Way to go!!

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SWEETPEA05 10/14/2010 9:13PM

    Sounds great!! Congrats on winning this week. Hope your hubby feels better soon. Praying for relief.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/14/2010 8:49PM

    Congrats on being the biggest loser!!!!! emoticon

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ROSEWCI 10/14/2010 7:49PM

    You are a trooper! Congrats to you!

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ANNTORR53 10/14/2010 7:30PM

    WOW, way to go!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAL2525 10/14/2010 7:09PM

    You are amazing! I hope DH feels better soon! Keep up the good work! Sal

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MABTE52 10/14/2010 6:49PM

    Thank you for your blog!!! You help me motivate myself. This blog is exactly what I need.

Thanks for sharing!

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WATCHMEGO2 10/14/2010 6:47PM

    Congratulations Liz!! You are doing great!!

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I feel GREAT!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Evening all

After a very relaxing weekend, it was back to normal on Monday.

Went to the gym by myself as hubby wanted to stay in and wait for a delivery.
I have ordered an Infrared Sauna in the hopes it will help his leg muscles as the small hand held one seems to help, I figured well why not put your whole body into one...and I'll get to use it too!

I said it may not even come till the end of the week, or even next week...he just looked at me and smirked lol, I think he wasn't really up for the gym.

He did however come today and admitted he missed going yesterday.

Another 1.6 pounds lost since the weekend, making a total of 8.2 pounds in 9 days. I feel GREAT!

Tomorrow is out 20th wedding anniversary and I'm planning surf n turf with red ~ Red would be fruit snacks for the day - apple and strawberry, eaten at seperate times, then meals I'm planning Cajun spiced boiled shrimp on bed of Romaine spritzed with garlic sea salt and juice of 1 lemon for lunch, then dinner will be sirloin steak with roasted garlic tomotoes.. So should fit in well with my HCG meal plan.

Only 5 pounds to go to get back to my lowest "smokers weight" of 137 from August 09, anything after that is a bonus!

Hope you are doing well, whatever plan you are following.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/13/2010 10:52PM

    Happy Anniversary!! You are doing amazing!!

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THENEWCINDY 10/13/2010 1:36PM

    Happy anniversary!!!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/13/2010 10:52AM

    Happy Anniversary and emoticon on all your weight loss. You're doing FANTASTIC.

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DISNEYPARIS 10/13/2010 6:41AM

    Lizzy, congratulations on both your weight loss and your 20th wedding anniversary. You are doing great. Well done.

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STARGAZER68UK 10/13/2010 3:17AM

    Happy Anniversary Lizzy and hubby


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DEBSZOO74 10/13/2010 12:40AM

    Happy Anniversary! emoticon

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CAROLJ35 10/12/2010 9:56PM

    That's a lot to lose in a few days!!!
Guess I need to know the secret to it!

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SWEETPEA05 10/12/2010 8:34PM

    Sounds like a great menu. Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy the whole day. Wishing you the absolute best!!

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DECKEREC 10/12/2010 7:11PM

    Happy 20th Anniversary Lizzy!

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ANNTORR53 10/12/2010 6:39PM

    You are doing awesome!

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KATEATONIC 10/12/2010 6:18PM

    Fantastic! How motivating. Your anniversary meal sounds wonderful. Congratulations! The sauna sounds heavenly, I'm sure you will both put it to good use :)

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VEMAN1 10/12/2010 5:44PM

    Totally awesome. Way to kick that scale's bottom. Mine has a mind of its own.

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Slow down. Kick Back. Relax

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Slow down. Kick Back. Relax

That was my weekend, I did nothing at all, and it felt great!
I even had a 90 minute nap this afternoon (Sunday)

Today is 10/10/10 which is supposed to be lucky/perfect
and I would go as far to say my day was perfect.

It could only have been better if I was doing this

Onto my first weeks results on the HCG Protocol and I am very pleased with the progress made! Obviously it IS low calorie, so one would expect to lose weight, however by using HCG I have felt no hunger at all, and when I do eat I feel full!

OK, I did over do it a bit on the exercise front, and had a small gain, but that almost disappeared the following day.

10/04 R1P2D1 - 150.4 (VLCD1)
10/05 R1P2D2 - 147.2 (-3.2)
10/06 R1P2D3 - 145.6 (-1.6)
10/07 R1P2D4 - 144.4 (-1.2)
10/08 R1P2D5 - 143.6 (-0.8)
10/09 R1P2D6 - 144.8 (+1.2)
10/10 R1P2D7 - 143.8 (-1.0)

Total Lost from VLCD1 -6.6lbs
I can't remember ever losing this much in one week, even when I was 200+

I will be happy if I continue to lose 0.5 a day, not expecting to do the same next week....but who knows.

130's here I come (Again lol)

Have a good week everyone!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/11/2010 8:53AM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend, relaxing is a good thing. emoticon

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Belling the Cat

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Belling the Cat - a fable by Aesop

The Mice once called a meeting to decide on a plan to free themselves of their enemy, the Cat. At least they wished to find some way of knowing when she was coming, so they might have time to run away. Indeed, something had to be done, for they lived in such constant fear of her claws that they hardly dared stir from their dens by night or day.

Many plans were discussed, but none of them was thought good enough.
At last a very young Mouse got up and said:

"I have a plan that seems very simple, but I know it will be successful.
All we have to do is to hang a bell about the Cat's neck.
When we hear the bell ringing we will know immediately that our enemy is coming."

All the Mice were much surprised that they had not thought of such a plan before. But in the midst of the rejoicing over their good fortune, an old Mouse arose and said:

"I will say that the plan of the young Mouse is very good.
But let me ask one question: Who will bell the Cat?"

Moral: It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.

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BEACHFIT10 10/10/2010 10:30AM

    Wow, I LOVE this fable. It is very applicable to what each person is trying to do here on SP. Bravo, Lizzy. You definitely gave me the motivation to stick to my goals today. emoticon

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DECKEREC 10/9/2010 9:08PM

    Love it!

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LIZBUCK1 10/9/2010 6:00PM

    Very true!

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I hurt! (and hHCG R1P2D5)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Evening all...8.30pm here in the UK and boy am I glad today is over!

Since visiting the hospital physio yesterday I have been hurting, I thought they were supposed to help!

My mid back and back of my neck feel like they are on fire, and the clicking/popping is a lot more noticeable today.

I suppose I shouldn't have, but I still went to the gym and managed an hours cardio, had to get the last session of the week in and I do have the whole weekend to rest!

I am hoping the pain subsides, or the physio will hear about it next Thursday.

OK onto HHCG day 5 and down a total of 6.8 pounds.
Which means I lost 0.8 yesterday, but I am fine with that as I did do the two exercise sessions and was over the calorie protocol (about 150 over hehe)...but at least those calories were protein emoticon

I plan to do absolutely nothing all weekend, expect to launder my workout gear for next week.....I like to wear something different every day.

Have a great weekend everyone and
Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadian sparkers emoticon

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KRITTERKEEPERS 10/9/2010 11:47AM

    emoticon on your weight loss. Don't get discouraged if the loss decreases for a day or two. I had a day when I didn't lose anything and the next day I was up 0.2 pounds. The following day I dropped a pound again and I am currently at the lowest weight I have been in over 18 years!

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GWYNLYN 10/8/2010 10:58PM

    Great job on your losses! emoticon

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DECKEREC 10/8/2010 9:56PM

    Hope the clicking/popping subsides so that you can enjoy the weekend!

Go Care Bears Go!

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    I hope you feel better soon.

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THENEWCINDY 10/8/2010 7:05PM

    you can exercise as long as you had a protocol before... way to go with the loss!!!

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LIZZY63 10/8/2010 6:14PM

    JOJOWOCN everyone is different.

I'm only in my first week and have read/heard that if you are used to exercise then you can continue...I just take it one day at a time.

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CINSROAD2HEALTH 10/8/2010 5:07PM

    I hope your back is feeling better soon dear :)

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JOJOWOCN 10/8/2010 4:35PM

  I thought if you were on HCG and exercised it causes wgt GAIN?

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