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Muscle weighs more than fat

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I keep a notebook of all my measurements since 1984 when I first started working out. Yesterday I did my measurements and had dropped an inch from my hips. I started looking back to find when I last had the same measurements as I do now. Basically, it was 1984 but also after I had my second and was exercises and walking a lot. I weighed 10 pounds less than now! I know muscle weighs more than fat, but I always knew I still had plenty of fat to lose. What a shock to have the same measurements at 130 lbs as I did at 120 lbs when I was 22 years old!

  
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IVORY1825 3/11/2010 8:36AM

    That's pretty awesome! Sounds fun with the gluten-free goodies too, but watch out, sugar is totally gluten-free, hehe. emoticon

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Results of the 30 Day Meltdown.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

My final tally is 8 lbs lost and 5 inches lost.





The last two days I have been really tired. I'm not sure if it has to do with reintroducing sugar or just my body recovering after the 120 workouts! After I ran 3 miles on the treadmill yesterday, I listened to Dax Moy tell us that we shouldn't over do it and start running or training for a week. So today, Sunday, is a day of rest for me.

I'm trying to plan my next steps and goals but not too seriously yet. I think I would like to go back to my old plan of 30 - 60 minute workouts each day and stay within my recommended calorie range with more effort at meeting my protein goals. I'm not sure what my weight goal will be. Although I am smaller than I have been in years (since 1999) I still see plenty of fat hiding on my body. However, I am 47 years old so I don't intend to look and act like a 20 year old either. I think I need to ask God for wisdom as I plan my next step.

  
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IVORY1825 2/7/2010 5:57PM

    Great job! I backed off workout for all of 2 days before getting back on my higher intensity horse, although I still prefer multiple short workouts throughout my day, though only 2-3 now, and I'm still good now, not feeling over-trained. I'm still watching my sugar, but man am I glad to have my cheese back!

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JINGOS 2/7/2010 4:14PM

    You can always feel like 20! (Especially if you dance a little!)

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Last Day!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Today is my last day on the 30 Day Meltdown!!!!! emoticon

I have loved the challenge and I definitely have benefitted from it. I am stronger and leaner. After trying training and then running a 4-mile race and working out 60 minutes a day and still not losing weight, I was ready to try something new.

I found the diet and the exercising 4 times a day very challenging but worth it. I would have preferred to have a break in the strength training because my muscles just never seemed to recover. I often had a little swelling in my sore muscles. I expect that when I take a break from the training, I may lose more weight as my body finishes healing. The fat loss made it all worth while since I finally had a breakthough in my weight loss plan.

I am looking forward to a rest day tomorrow before I start the new routine. I'm looking forward to adding foods back in to my diet and to running again! I've limited myself to 20 - 30 minutes on the treadmill when I did run during the month.

I think I will miss the Meltdown community and all the tips and support I received from them. And I will miss the notes and videos from Dax Moy http://www.londonpersonaltrainingstudio.co
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They have been helpful and encouraging. Although I won't miss doing the Meltdown routine every day, I loved his recording that kept me going during the routine!

Someday I'll have to make a trip to London to meet Dax, my london personal trainer!

  
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IVORY1825 2/4/2010 9:19PM

    Woohoo! great job!

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LOOSEINGIT 2/4/2010 7:58PM

   

GOOD JOB ..YOU MADE IT TO THE END,
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE
4 MILE RUN.

GOOD LUCK,
HAPPY JOURNEY

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5 Days left!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Now I'm starting to count down on the number of times I have to do the different circuit training. Meltdown has been the hardest although I'm sure it's also the reason my muscles have developed so much this month. The Power circuit is also not my favorite since my kids always make fun of me bowing down repeatedly!

I'm going out to dinner with some couples tonight and then going to an event at church for couples that includes dessert. This is a low carb day so even if there is a fruit tray, I'll have to skip. It helps to know that I only have 5 days left! I already checked out the menu at the restaurant and have decided what I can eat. And I'll look skinny so that will help me be encouraged!

  
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IVORY1825 1/30/2010 3:59PM

    Keep it up, you can make it! Yeah, I don't really like the power circuit either.

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7 Days Left!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I am so excited because I looked back in my little notebook where I've kept measurements since before my pregnancy and noticed that I haven't been this weight since January 1999! That's a great pick-me-up since I was dwelling on my goal weight instead of realizing how far I've come.

I feel like Jonathan today when he ate a little honey during a battle. "See how my eyes brightened when I tasted a little of this honey. " (1Samuel 14:29) I had an orange since this is my high carb day and I have so much more energy. I did my pyramid exercise routine in record time and did extra reps in the meltdown routine. I'm not as hungry today but I am enjoying eating fruit!

  
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MJSCHUMAN 1/30/2010 3:40PM

    Ivory, I noticed that some of the people said they do not like the carb wave and think it may be stalling their weight loss. I read it on one of the meltdown blogs - I think it was about what people would do when the 30 days were done. Most will continue with once a week fasting but few wanted the low carb.

Ellen thanks for the encouragement. I get so focused on the goal I forget what God has done in me already. emoticon

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IVORY1825 1/29/2010 10:39AM

    Yeah, it's amazing how fruit becomes like candy on this plan, isn't it! I'm glad I'm nearly done though, because my body can't handle this much low carb for much longer. I think when I'm done I'll stick to two days a week low carb only!

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ELLENSUN 1/28/2010 10:59PM

    So glad you're seeing progress! Wow, you're back down to where you were 11 years ago!!

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