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Down Another Pound

Friday, December 11, 2009

It feels so good to have reversed the holiday season trend of weight gain. This was the time I feared when I began SP some 10 months ago, namely, the time when I lost motivation and stopped caring and just put the weight back on. But thanks be to God that hasn't happened. I had put on about 9 lbs, decided that was not okay, renewed my commitment and discipline, started cutting out as many unnecessary cals as possible, and voila--I'm already down 5 lbs and have all the confidence in the world that I'll lose the remaining 4 in the next few weeks. My hope is that I'll be able to keep losing and push past the plateau I was on for so many months. My goal is 190-95 but I was stuck at 213 for about four months. We'll see what happens.

  
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SPEEDYDOG 12/11/2009 10:01AM

    Congratulations on your 5 pound loss!

I had been on a plateau for 4 months also. I was not really following my plan very well. I have just renewed my commitment and the scale has started moving downward. I bounce between 220 and 230. I am shooting for 185. Anything under 200 would actually be good.

Good Bless!

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MELANCON2630 12/11/2009 9:14AM

    Hang in there - You are going to do it! Di~

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Losing that Winter Weight Already

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I gained a few pounds over the last few weeks and quickly decided that was NOT okay. So I've been working hard and, thank God, I'm down several pounds already. I'm still 3 pounds away from where I was but I'm halfway back and that feels REALLY good!

  
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EMT6937 12/10/2009 11:57AM

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I Ran for 15 Minutes

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

I rode my bike 2,500 miles this year so I'm not exactly out of shape, and yet I've always hated running and have never been able to run for very long. As I thought about how to keep myself in shape this winter, I decided to take up running (indoors) and thankfully I found the Couch Potato to 5K plan. My hope is that in learning to run for extended periods of time I'll be able to climb better next spring, and more specifically, that I'll be able to climb better out of the saddle.

So I'm up to week five now which looks like this:

Brisk walk for 5 minutes
Run/jog for 5 minutes
Walk for 2.5 minutes
Run/job for 5 minutes
Walk for 2.5 minutes
Run/jog for 5 minutes
Cool off walk for 5 minutes

For many of you this is nothing, but for me I honestly could not have imagined running for 15 minutes just four weeks ago. So I'm excited! My plan is to work up to running a 5k over the next four or five weeks and then work on doing so faster and faster until I can complete 5k in about 30 minutes. At my current pace it will take me about 40 minutes so I have a ways to go.

But I'm so excited to be running and surprised that I'm actually enjoying it!

  
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SPEEDYDOG 12/11/2009 10:12AM

    I think that your biking has translated well into your running. You have progressed well. A lot of runners cross-train by bike riding.

Keep running and your fitness level will increase rapidly. There is nothing that has the slimming power of running.

Thanks, Bruce

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B-N-ME 12/9/2009 8:53PM

    Great start. I love the thought of running, leg and back problems don't allow me to do it much, but I sneak short running sections in my walks when I can.
Good luck with the plan!

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EMT6937 12/9/2009 7:46AM

    Congratulations on your first 15 minutes of running. It can take some time to get to love it but it is worth it.

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Reversing the Holiday Trend

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I've packed on a few pounds already this holiday season but I'm determined to turn the today and today I was down 3 pounds! Thank God for small victories, and now I want to keep losing and push through this nasty plateau I've been on since June.

  
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JANZCAMEL 12/8/2009 9:28AM

  Don't you hate plateau's? There should be a law against them because all they do is frustrate and annoy. I have lost my "Thanksgiving" add on - which is good, but now I am not as motivated to get the vanity pounds off! Winter makes it so easy to cover up those few extra pounds. If you have been in a plateau since June then maybe your body is telling you something? Maybe you have reached your happy weight and your body isn't interested in going any further without a drastic change up? I would love to be 5 or 10 pounds thinner but my body seems to be very happy where I am right now. I still watch what I eat, I still work out, but I'm not beating myself up over a few pounds. So what's your body telling you?

Jan

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Another Lazy Day

Monday, December 07, 2009

Day off today, not doing much, not eating much! Hope you have a good one.

  


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