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I lost 10 pounds!!!! - Week 4

Thursday, April 01, 2010

APRIL FOOLS!! HAHAHAHA! sorry dident get to trick anyone today :-) knew you would fall for it. I dident lose any weight today... well that I know of... I dident even weigh in.

Update: week 4

well I started south beach and it wasent so bad.... you do the first two weeks eating very limited carbs, no bread, pasta, rice, sugar ect...... You can have a few things you cant have on adkins though - like low fat yogurt and milk and beans. That was nice.

Well after a few days me and my husband arent doing so hot... they say if your still hungry to eat more but the main staple of any low carb diet is meat and I cant afford to be cooking up enough to really make us full each meal... I mean I use meat very sparingly most of the time, Im talking like 1/2 a pound for 4 people and only cooking meals with meat in them part of the week. I have used up enough meat in the last few days to last me 2 weeks before.

To make matters worse we both have zero energy and Im constipated. emoticon ... lol, yeah too much info I know... sorry.

But anyhow, I did some thinking today and losing weight a little faster is not worth it to me to feel like crap. I want to find something that works with my body better but this is not it.

I just need to play around with my eating a little and find something eles that works for me. Maybe cutting out processed snack foods... or the eating out once or twice a week... I know thats most likely not helping me in the least. I do agree that I prob eat too many carbs so maybe I will try to reduce my starch intake and bump up the protien and veggies a bit more. find a balance.

I got the new biggest loser 6 weeks to a healthier you book today and they have some pretty good meal plans in there that I might try.

But other than not being able to hang with the south beach diet, I did well on it, nothing off limits passed my lips for the few days i was on it... well except tonight. I had breaded tilapia, 1/4 of an apple and a cup of strawberries.
I dont plan on eating every bad thing in site... the good thing about trying out new ways of eating now is I know if I fail at them then Im not going to revert back to the way I was before.

I have not exercised every day this week, maybe 3 times because of general lack of energy. I tried Tae-Bo tonight (well part of it) and I had to turn it off... Its not that I couldent do it, its just the moves are so fast pace and all over the place i just couldent get it. I like nice simple to follow workouts... a squat here, a jumping jack there, run in place, punch punch punch..... You know what I mean.

But anyway, Im still hanging in there... I havent fallen off the wagon so to speak and Im not quiting. Im hoping for a good weigh in this week... but if I havent lost anything I will be ok. I feel pretty good at the moment and I know that this stand still in my weight loss will pass... this has happened before and I just need to push through it like last time.

Hope everyone eles is doing great this week - we gotta keep working hard, summer is just around the corner!

~ Jess emoticon

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BIZENMO 4/3/2010 12:05AM

    Have you read up on an anti-yeast diet? I'm following a modified version (my own changes) and it's seeming to be helping me. Basically, you stay away from stuff that supports yeast growth, i.e. bread that has yeast in it, sugars, condiments (hidden sugars), alcohol, cheeses, etc. Now, I'm not totally abstaining from them, but I'm limiting them...it's a thought! Keep up the good work!
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BELUGA20 4/2/2010 11:45AM

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the South Beach Diet. Even the... emoticon. ;) I've been trying to up my protein, but it is hard! I even have a protein drink almost every morning (very expensive) and it barely gets me to my low end. I'm bad with the eating out as well. This month I'm trying to limit High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's supposed to be worse for you than regular sugar (in terms of weight gain) and may scar your liver! So I decided I would avoid it. Maybe something to think about.

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JENNIFER0807 4/2/2010 10:27AM

    I guess my advice would be to take a look at what helped you in the past to get to where you are today. You have done such a great job losing weight. If it aint broke why fix it. Maybe u just need to go back and do what you were doing before. Best wishes...
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2BFREE2LIVE 4/1/2010 11:12PM

    Hey good one, check out my page I have lost 118 pounds and weigh 121 for real!!! No Aprils Fools either. Sandy emoticon

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JUST_SIMONE 4/1/2010 11:11PM

    I know there are a lot of fans of low-carb diets out there, but personally, I'm a big believer that carbs are very necessary for energy, especially if you're working out. I'd try to limit processed carbs like white flour and sugar, and aim for whole grains. With experimentation and patience, you'll find what works for you.

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Starting Fresh : Week 4: Day 1

Monday, March 29, 2010

Im changing my weigh in day to monday because I started something new today and did my weigh in this morning.

Ok its monday morning and I have had a weekend full of eating. My eating was no where near as bad as it would have been before my healthy lifestyle change and I dident really feel out of control at any point, but it was still worse than what I normaly do. I ate out friday night, got a gyro and a greek salad light on the feta cheese and fat free ranch and then split a huge peanut butter chocolate cake thing with the kids and my husband... I went to my inlaws on saturday and had a ham dinner with green bean casserole and other naughty sides... I had a small peice of horrible for me cake... small not because I was watching my calories really but small because super sweet stuff makes me really sick. I also had quite a bit of easter candy out of the kids baskets (we celebrated easter this weekend)... Last night we had lasagna and I had 2nds.... I also had buttery itaillan bread... like half a loaf! It was a really bad weekend for me.

I dont feel guilty though because I have to say that it was mostly deliberate. Im trying to shock my system into dropping a big number next week. Ok maybe I shouldent be doing it this way, maybe I should just be patient with my teeter totting between 194 and 196. I have been patient for the past few weeks and now instead of just waiting around for my body to do what I want Im trying to manipulate the situation.

I had the food overload durring the weekend and I expected to gain a few pounds.... I was even in fear that I would gain so much weight that I would throw myself back up from overweight to obese. :-( ..... I was really scared to step on the scale this morning but I knew that if I dident check my weight today then I wouldent know if I lost anything when I weighed myself next week.

I stepped on and OMG I lost weight! almost a pound! I am now 194.0 pounds. hmm. Maybe my body just wanted some extra calories.

Anywhoo Im starting fresh today and starting something new. I have been thinking about starting the south beach diet for a few weeks now... I did some reading and it really dident seem like a bad diet... not too undifferent than the way I eat now, maybe just a bit less processed food. The induction phase of it is a bit low carb... no where near as low as adkins but still low. I figure maybe this diet will jump start my weight loss again, I hear it works pretty good.

I got the book and went shopping yesterday and plan on doing phase 1 for 2 weeks. Hubby is doing it with me... he is really hoping for results too because after losing 80 pounds he has been stalled for months.

I still plan on keeping up with my workouts.... I did not get my workout in this morning but Im gonna do it when lyra takes her nap later on today.

Im still a little sick but I feel much better this morning than I have all weekend. Yay... I cant wait to feel 100% again.

~ Jess

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MARIEFIYA 3/31/2010 9:21PM

    Good luck on south beach! Good job on being positive about the weekend. I have the food lover's program. It is so easy to follow cuz you are eating all of the time! It even has a plan for plateuing. It says to eat a little more that week. So what you did is probably going to end up helping you like you said!

You are doing wonderful, and it is sooo inspiring! Keep it up and you will be to your goal before you know it!


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BIZENMO 3/31/2010 7:45PM

    You go, Girl! Glad to hear you are putting thing into perspective. I can't say I know what you're feeling cuz I haven't hit a plateau yet, but I know it will be coming. I had me a regular soda pop, the first in over a week, yesterday and it threw me over on my calories. I didn't care because the past 10 days or so, I'm down almost 11,000 calories. My folks don't have a lot of junk food around and what they do have, I've been able to stay away from. I am thinking of a bowl of ice cream tonight. I don't even have 1000 calories yet today. I have a little room to play with.

Good luck with the South Beach diet. I'll keep an eye out to see how you are progressing! I've got my fingers crossed for you! Wishing you success with your plan! I like your envelope plan. That's neat! And, I understand about the size 12's! That made me laugh out loud! LOL!!

Talk with you soon! M.
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LEAHANNE1989 3/30/2010 1:48PM

    Some people do calorie cycling, eating with in their calorie range. One day they may eat at the lower end than other days the higher end etc.

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LINIS_THIN 3/30/2010 11:01AM

    Don't understand it but I too lost weight with the high calorie shock to system test!


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BELUGA20 3/29/2010 4:26PM

    Be sure to keep the world (or sparkpeople) updated on how your diet goes. I'm really curious. Good luck with your new weigh in day too!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/29/2010 4:07PM

    You're so great! You immediately identify when you feel something could be going not so good and you boldly change it up! And what a great surprise it must have been for you to step on the scale and see you LOST!
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Maybe that south beach idea will be a good change for you, and considering you're only gonna try it for a couple wks - then you'll be able to tell if it's working. AND BRAVO, hubby for joining in and offering support!!! Wish I had that in my house, girl!! =)

Here's to a great new start and before you know it, you'll be seeing 180's on the scale!! OOOOHHH, YEAH!!

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YESITSDEB 3/29/2010 1:37PM

    Sounds like a plan! emoticon

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NANC304 3/29/2010 11:28AM

    Good luck on your fresh start.

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MORETHANWEIGHT 3/29/2010 11:15AM

    Well what do ya know LOL I truly laughed out loud when I read your weight loss~~as if the scale thinks its in control of us

I am really thankful my kids are older and we won't have as much Easter Candy~they're getting headphones and iTunes cards

Good Lick with South Beach~important to find something that works for you. I am loving FoodLoversFatLoss because it works into my and my family's lifestyle

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LINDAGAIL51 3/29/2010 10:18AM

  I know where you are coming from. I too have tried all of the diets, and this is the only one that makes any sense. Good luck!

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changing my mood

Friday, March 26, 2010

well I have done alot of thinking this morning and Im feeling much better. I opened one of my goal envelopes a little while ago. I put each 5 pound goal inside an evelope and labeled each one with the weight I would be at when I reached that goal and inside placed a reward and a motivational quote. I totaly forgot which rewards are in each envelope so its like a surprise. My reward for reaching 195 is new workout shoes. I really needed new workout shoes so that will be a nice reward to give myself.

While in my dresser (where I keep my goal envelopes) I pulled out a few peices of clothing I keep around from my biggest. One is a pair of size 12 underwear ... wow, they are huge! Its really hard to beleive I was ever that big.... but I was.

I geuss I just need to cut myself some slack. I have been pushing pushing pushing lately hoping to see huge results ... when I should be enjoying where I am more. I geuss its really important to live in the here and now even if you have your eyes set on a point in the distance.

I think maybe I will take a break from the scale for a few weeks and just focus on being healthy and enjoying being able to do all the things I couldent do when I was 270 pounds. Im still going to work hard... but Im gonna try not to focus so much on what the scale says and maybe try to get out of the house and do something active and fun...

staying in the house day after day is driving me stir crazy.

Well Im going to have a good day today and try to feel better and improve my mood. I like being happy, so there is no point being upset over a number on the scale.

~ Jess

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INTENTWON 3/27/2010 6:54PM

    I love the envelope idea! Thanks for sharing it. I am going to go right now and find some envelopes...

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MARIEFIYA 3/26/2010 10:11PM

    I love the idea of reward envelopes! Good for you for realizing how far you've come! Because you have come a long WAYYY and that is so inspirational! I think that it is a good idea to take a break from the scale. At this point, you know what works and what doesn't, so taking a break shouldn't really affect your progress. Good luck on all your future goals and have fun opening the envelopes and getting your rewards! Sounds fun!


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LEAHANNE1989 3/26/2010 1:42PM

    Love the mystery envelope. I think I will put some confetti in mine. Thanks emoticon

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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/26/2010 12:51PM

    I LOVE THE MYSTERY GOAL ENVELOPE IDEA!! You are sooo freakin awesome girl. Yes, I hear ya on enjoying the moment on where you are right now and appreciating the fantastic achievements you have already made! Imagine where you were this time last year! You've come so far so enjoy it girl. You have much to be proud of. I took a break from the scale a while back too, I had reached this awful plateau that lasted like 2 mos and although the inches were falling off, the scale would NOT budge! It was pure torture so I quit for a while. Little did I realize at that time that muscle weighs more than fat...DUH DEBBIE huh =) Happy Friday to you - and congrats on pulling yourself out of "beat yourself up" mode...smile!

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JUST_SIMONE 3/26/2010 12:14PM

    I have no idea why, but it seems to be the norm to get under 200 and then stall a bit. I lost a bunch right when I got under 200, and then not a whole lot. I tried reducing calories, but I'm not sure that's working for me either. I think you're right to focus on enjoying where your body is now. I hope to do the same!

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    I like the reward envelope idea! We have our ups and downs as I have experienced. But we have the right mind set and tools and some days we are on target and some days not so much. Keep up the good work and post pics of your new KICKS! ( i love athletic shoes! HA!) emoticon

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62NVON 3/26/2010 11:09AM

    I just commented on your previous blog.

I like this one a lot better. Great attitude.


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ANALYZETHIS1 3/26/2010 11:08AM

    I read your blog from yesterday just now and then this one. You are doing fabulous. Don't beat yourself up if it's not dropping off like it used to. You have muscle now. You have to trick your body a little more so it doesn't get used to anything. Circuit training might help.


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Frustrated to tears - Day 7 : Week 3

Friday, March 26, 2010

Last weeks weight: 195.5
Todays weight: 194.7

Weight lost this week: 0.8 lbs

I know Im being silly because I lost almost a pound... I know that a pound a week is going to add up to 52 pounds in a year... and thats great. I know that there is more progress to messure than just the scale.

I tell myself these things but today its just not mattering... I am so frustrated, I am litterly almost in tears right now. I have worked so hard the last 3 weeks and I really wanted to see some sort of change on the scale... instead I got a gain this week and hardly anything lost this week.

Im sorry if I seem whinney right now. I try so hard to be a strong person and I try so hard to accept every small victory just like I would a large victory.... I really try and look at the bigger picture.... Its so hard now though! I had no idea how much harder it was going to be to lose weight once I got under 200 pounds. It sucks, I have to work twice as hard to get a freakin pound .... when I was at my higher weight all I had to do was do a little walking in place 3 times a week and eat a little less and I would drop 5 pounds. Its really frustrating.

I know this is all exagerated because I have a head cold and feel like crap. I think I am going to take a few days to relax and feel better and over the weekend examine what I am doing and what I can change to aid in my efforts. Obviously I could be doing something better... I refuse to think that my body is just resistant to dropping weight now, there has to be SOMETHING I can do. I refuse to finally get under 200 pounds and then flounder in the 190s. Screw that. I have worked too hard to get here to quit and too hard to get here to just give in and accept that Im going to gain half a pound one week and then lose half a pound the next.

Again sorry for the whinney post... I will try my best throughout the day to accept my 0.8 loss and be happy for it. I lost weight, thats the big thing, right.

Here is me emoticon slow and steady I suppose . lol.

I will figure this out eventually.

~ Jess emoticon

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KMBARKER 3/29/2010 10:39AM

I didn't read this post until this morning (Monday), but I can relate and I haven't got to under 200 yet (still a ways to go). I have been frustrated too, because the scale has moved slow for the last two weeks, but I know for me I have to increase my exercise....that's my weak link right now. I spend 2.5 hours on a bus 5 days a week commuting and I have no energy when I get home. I have brought a pair of walking shoes to work and am going to try and get some time in at lunch.

You are awesome and a major inspiration for me. Keep up the good work.

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BIZENMO 3/27/2010 10:29PM

    Girlfriend! I hope you are feeling better...I have to say you have been getting such good advice and support here...there doesn't seem much to add. Keep in mind you may be shrinking! I firmly believe when things slow down it's cuz your body is adjusting. My take is it's just like how kids grow...they usually plump up before they sprout up. Think that what you are experiencing is simply the opposite. You've got to do some shrinking before you can continue to lose more. You certainly don't want saggy skin! Have you checked into an anti-yeast diet? I dropped lots of weight doing that...you simply stay away from stuff that supports yeast growth. Another approach could be that you need to take a break like you said and simply enjoy where you are, for now. That doesn't mean you won't get back to it, right? Sounds like lots of folks feel switching things up helps you lose...I just don't know. What about eating smaller meals more frequently, like the 6 week body makeover? They say it helps keep your metabolism high (kinda like feeding a furnace). Could you be working out too much?

Hang in there! You can do this....you will overcome! Just keep believing!!! We're all in your corner rooting for your success!!!
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MARIEFIYA 3/26/2010 10:16PM

    Don't be hard on yourself! You are doing GREAT! Think of how far you have come from your highest weight at 300. Girl you can do ANYTHING. Maybe your body just needs a little break. It will continue to go DOWN after it adjusts. Keep up the great work. I know you can do it!!!

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DAGMAR1975 3/26/2010 9:24PM

    Hi I came across your blog from MSNIKE's thread. I have to tell ya girl I am right there with you. I am having a hard time because it seems after a hard week of work I am either gaining a LBS or losing.5 LBS. I don't have a magic answer for you, I tweaked my Calories this week to see if it will make a difference and I am going to add more vegetables in the mix too! One thing I would like to share is give your body time to rest. The better you feel the more positive you will be. No one is perfect and we are so darned hard on ourselves. SO give yourself a break! Watch your favorite movie, take a bubble bath. Get a massage! Whatever you do never give up. It's because of Inspirational peeps like you that I am still here going strong(most days) emoticon

Big Hugs!


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MSNIKE 3/26/2010 8:50PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your LOSS! emoticon You lost girl, and that's awesome! I know it's frustrating...we've all been there, believe me! Keep your head up girlie b/c this only makes your stronger! emoticonNext week you'll be kicking butt and taking names! lol


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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/26/2010 2:20PM

    Hey Jessie...

You are definitely entitled to be feeling that way! It sucks something fierce to be practically killing yourself putting in such tremendous effort on a continuous basis and then to have that STUPID PIECE OF (you know what) scale barely budge!!!! I have been there sooo much girl! Yes, once you get out of the 200's it's a bit tougher...I found that out the hard way too...the 190's felt like an eternity to overcome, but like the tortoise and the hare "slow and steady wins the race" and remember, persistance pays off girl. No one can say or do anything right now to make you feel better and that's completely normal. You need to feel the way you feel you need to right now. It sucks and it's not fair but this is such an incredibly difficult task we're all undertaking. And you do it with a smile and those incredible progress pics you post are fuel for all of our fires!! You help ME dig deep and not give up...don't know if you realize how much you are inspiring everyone here, just remember you CANNOT give up on yourself. You are amazing and you will get over this hump and once you meet your goal, you'll look back on this moment and SMILE! emoticon emoticon

"Toughen that upper lip up, little lady..." You can do it, mama...I promise. Keep the faith and that Spark of yours ignited!!!!


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FLYSOHIGH 3/26/2010 11:25AM

    I still think you're amazing and love reading you on my friend feed, seeing how much you workout WHILST raising children is great inspiration to me! You are allowed to feel disappointed, of course you are! But you also need to remember this one thing - the muscles do bulk up and weigh!!! AND - if you are feeling sick, not only can your mood nosedive (as it did), but you probably also retain water (I always do).

You will be fine, keep strong!!!

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LAROSEBAUGH 3/26/2010 11:19AM

    Holy crap I feel your pain. I have to do so much more now to lose that I've hit almost 200 pounds. Just hang in there, and focus on how you feel and how you look :D

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HULLAF 3/26/2010 11:11AM

    Hang in there and keep up the consistent work. It will all add up in the end. You can do it! emoticon

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62NVON 3/26/2010 11:07AM

    Jess, it does get slower as you have less to lose. I have felt exactly how you feel. And like you, I know in my head all the reasons why the scale lies, but it still sucks to work your tail off and not get the results you want. My husband calls that "stinkin' thinkin'".

I'm not sure, but I think I saw where you have bumped up your workouts a bit. If that's the case, you are probably retaining water for muscle recovery.

In any event, you have come so far... TOO far to get discouraged now. We're all here for you when you need to whine. I may need you to be here for me when I do. =)

Keep going... you are doing fantastic!


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LOSINGJESS 3/26/2010 10:54AM

    thanks for all the comments... they really made me feel much better. :-)

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CRK910 3/26/2010 10:47AM

    Everything I read here is pointing to the excercize aspect of what you are doing. While that is all fine and good maybe you need to recalculate your daily calorie needs if you havent already. perhaps your body is simply starving?

You have made such great progress so far, keep your chin up and check your measurements and use your pictures... Obsviously your body is toning up and thats just as good as a drop on the scale :)

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BELUGA20 3/26/2010 10:28AM

    It's okay! Work on feeling better, get rested, feed those muscles you worked so hard for and relax. Cut yourself some slack. You're an amazing lady. (You may want to make sure your sleeping enough. I hear that can have an effect on your weight loss).

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CRAIGMA 3/26/2010 10:12AM

    Don't worry about sounding whiny. It is how you feel and you need to talk about it. You will not get any support if you tell everyone you are OK.

We have all had the same think happen to us. Look at where you have come from and what you have accomplished.

It could be a couple of things. One is you may need to step it up on cardio. Go harder or longer. The other is you may need to step back on your cardio. I have a personal trainer that was working me out and was trying to have my heart rate up in the 170s. I was not loosing so he had me go to the fat burning range 124-142 for me. You would have to find your fat burning zone. That has helped me get under 200. It is all how your body reacts. Try different things and see how the scale reacts. Try to change your cardo to harder and if that does not work then try it easier.

Keep it up.

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SWEETNEENI 3/26/2010 9:16AM

    Listen, you have been building muscle - just look at those arms! Muscle weighs more than fat and you are getting buff girl! Chin up emoticon

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MG3KDZ 3/26/2010 9:07AM

    Who doesn't want to see big results..I know I do..But like you said you will give it some more and start seeing some more results soon..I just finally got into the 180's after being stuck at 192..I know the feeling and I am feeling for you...But today look at what you have accomplished and then hopefully that will bring a smile to your face..You have done an amazing job and you obviously know how to lose weight and you will continue to do a great job.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUZEQ09 3/26/2010 8:34AM

    You have come so far! I just read thru you sparkpage. You are doing fantastically. Realistically, it never comes off as fast as we'd like. And even if we push ourselves to exhaustion with working out, our bodies can only handle so much.

I agree with JESSALYN86 with maybe to much sodium. That's a hard one to watch as most foods have sodium in them. Who would of thought that baby carrots have it? I wouldn't.

Keep up the great job. Take it day by day. Work thru your frustration and you'll do it!

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WINDEE52 3/26/2010 7:53AM

    Evilklown is right, your body is learning to work more efficiently and your weight loss may slow down, but that's the way to do it so it stays off! Hang in there!

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EVILKLOWN 3/26/2010 7:49AM

    Yep, I'm right with you. My rate started slowing big time after I lost a good bit but I just hang in there. Actually, you should be happy! This is how skinny people have to lose weight ... a half pound or one pound every week or two. Welcome to skinny-people results!!!

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MALEXANDER4 3/26/2010 7:35AM

    Oh how I feel your pain. I'm so close to goal and yet very far away. each week I step on the scales and think this is it, and wham i"m up, i'm the same. So I kick the scales, like it is their fault, and then I set a new plan. I"m realy great the beginning of the week. I start to get a bit looser the end of the week. I think because I start to wonder if this is just another week like the others. Im here with you and for you. we are going ot succeed. Good things come to those that wait. We are waiting and we are going to succeed.

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    Hey you are doing GREAT! There are weeks that all of us don't lose, lose very little, or even GAIN! For me, it depends on the time of the month and if TOM is near. Also, even if you ate well over all but ate something particularly salty last night, some could be water retention, which will go away.

Even if none of this is true, it's still a loss! I'm not even below 200 yet, but I can feel my weight loss slowing already and I really have to step it up with my workouts. Try incorporating new exercises or doing the ones you are doing more intensely or longer. Incorporate more strength training. But above all, don't beat yourself up! Look how far you've come! emoticon

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spark people workouts - Day 6 : Week 3

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I got up this morning planning on doing The biggest loser: cardio max.... I got it in the mail from netflix yesterday and was really looking forward to trying it out. I pulled it out of the little paper sleve and found that it looked like it had been run over by a truck a few times and then used to clean the up the road... Just imagine someone running a dvd over the pavement in big circular motions. Big surprise ... It did not play! :-( grumble grumble.

After doing the current video I have for almost 3 weeks straight Im a little burnt out on it and was really looking forward to doing something new. I just could not bring myself to put the other video on and ended up brain storming and then desiding to put on one of the spark people 10 minute workouts.

My husbands computer is hooked into our tv so I can take the mouse and drag the web page over to the tv screen and view videos on the big screen. It came in handy today. Anyway I did the spark people cardio jump start first... it was all jumping and surprisingly hard, I had to actually use some of the modified moves because I couldent do the more difficult moves for very long. by the end of the 10 minute segments I was pouring sweat.... I did cardio kickboxing next and though I dident have to use modified movements ... some of the movements I got a little jumbled up on... Im sure if I did it a few times then I would get use to the moves and it wouldent be so bad, I think if the videos had music to keep the beat to it would be slightly easier.

I feel like I got a good workout after doing two segments though and the great thing about it was It went by quick... I like that! I may have gotten to a point where I can workout every day and I dont run and hide from it or make excuses not to do it.... but it dosent mean I like it. :-P blah! ..... I cant wait untill I get my drivers licence and a little more money so I can get outside and do something fun. I really want to take up roller blading or indoor rock climbing. that would be awesome... then I can leave these workout videos for occaisonaly instead of every day.

My little sister has recently started getting up with me to workout. I geuss Its great that I have inspired her to get up and get in shape.... even though she weighs like 140 pounds. Shes still not in shape, I think she has a harder time with the workout than I do but dosent say anything because it would be a blow to her ego lol. I kinda enjoyed the alone time before though, even though maybe I dident realize it. Part of me hopes she will get sick of getting up at 6am to workout with me.

Weigh in is tomorow so Im planning on trying to drink all my water today and stay away from things with lots of sodium.... I want a good weigh in tomorow, I have been busting my butt and I think I deserve at least 2 pounds damn it! I refuse to have water weight due me in again. lol.

Ok... time to go be a mom :-)

~ Jess emoticon

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BABYROSEJEANS 3/26/2010 7:54PM

    Do you hae a Wii? I recently got my Wii disc so I can stream movies to my TV. I'm excited to try out some new workouts. Good luck on tomorrow's weigh in!

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LOSINGJESS 3/25/2010 3:50PM

    yeah my living room is super small too and I have a low hanging light... so when I am doing exersices that require me to reach over my head I have to be careful I dont hit it with my hand.... It makes it more dificult when Im Im exericsing with my sister in there because I cant move to another spot to avoid it.

and actually netflix is pretty good about broken dvds. You just report the problem online and they send you a new copy out right away before you even return the broken one. Its a good company and I have been really pleased with my year and a half of membership.

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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/25/2010 3:10PM

    You're so good! What a bummer to have recieved a broken down DVD from netflicks (man, I'm glad I haven't ordered anything through them yet lol)! Sounds like it worked out after all with that awesome sounding Spark workout you did! I love how it included cardio kickboxing...always wanted to try that on for size... emoticon

I know what you mean about having a work out partner. It's ok every once in a while, but I'd much rather go it alone...don't really know why. My 13.5 yr old son used to do my Billy Blanks DVD with me once in a while, but my living room is so teeny weeny that we'd practically kick each other!! LOL

Good luck on that weigh in!!! I am confident this one will read those magic -2 numbers (or who knows, even more) this time! Down to the water weight!! Hate that girl...Have a super fantastic day and keep it up hot stuff!! =)

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MORETHANWEIGHT 3/25/2010 11:07AM

    wow didn't know netflix had workout videos hmmmm may have to rejoin
good luck on your weigh in tomorrow. have to admit I was disappointed didn/t lose the 2 pounds I was hoping for but only 1 pound to go to lose 10 for March~thank goodness there's 31 days lol

I like switching up my workouts. would really like to hook my laptop to tv as but we've been told our tv is too old. Kinda makes me mad. It may be 10 years old but in greata condition and to be told it really isn't "up to standards" and we should get a new one is crazy. I won't ever buy somthing just because there a new/better version.

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MG3KDZ 3/25/2010 9:30AM

    Good luck on your weigh in tomorrow...It is awesome to see results when you work so hard to get them..lol..have a graet day.. emoticon

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