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Day 122. Throwing Myself to the Lions.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I have mentioned on here in a past blog that I had made a promise to my husband to start P90x when I hit my goal weight. In light of the this plateau the size of the Western hemisphere..I am throwing myself to the lion that is P90x starting Monday.

I know this program works if you stick with it. I have personally witnessed a handful of people who have seen amazing results. I just know that IT. IS. GOING. TO. HURT. I don't do good with pain. I am just going to keep telling myself that It is a GOOD hurt..and that the pain is temporary.

I told my husband that even if I don't lose another pound because I gain muscle..at least I am going to tone up and look better at this weight. Obviously, I want to hit my goal weight. I am so close to a healthy BMI, I can practically reach out and touch it.

I am also going to work on spreading my calories out through the day. Lately, I am eating bigger meals instead of the frequent, smaller meals. I want to eat to hunger and drink to thirst.. which is what the Le Leche League advised. I told my husband that I am going to really put a lot more thought and planning into what we are eating. I was lucky for the first few months of this weightloss program..I was losing weight because of the breastfeeding and exercise, regardless of what I ate. I counted calories, but I didn't always make the healthiest choices.

I cannot remember if I ever wrote about getting a paper route. Being a stay at home mommy is super awesome, but I got a small paper route that I can do with my son. I just started it on Monday. My grandma took on a paper route last year with my grandpa so they could get out and walk. Right now, I have to drive my route because of the below zero windchills, ice, and snow. Carter gets in a good nap while I drive right now so its a win-win.

The route is 2.5 miles one way..so when I start walking it in the spring, i will be getting at least 5 miles of walking in a day, 5 days a week. Add in pushing little man in his stroller and carrying the bag of papers.. and I amp up the calorie burning.

It gets us out of the house and puts a little money in my pocket each week (it's only about $20-$25 a week + tips..but I am saving all of it for a fun trip for the 3 of us. Carter gets 25% for "helping" and I am going to put that in his savings).

Back to the P90x.
Anyone else doing it? What are your thoughts? And..most importantly..how do you track it on Spark?

AND FINALLY- thank you for all the supportive comments these last few days. I never realized that my story was impacting people and that so many people on here cared! It feels really good.

  
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WOODWARD26 2/14/2011 5:48PM

    Hope the p90x works out for you. I have wanted to try it for a long time but can't ever convince myself to actually do it. I have a bad habit of buying fitness stuff and never using it.

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PSALM42 2/10/2011 1:38PM

    good luck! I looked into it but the commitment (hey, i'm just being honest! ;) and the price tag deterred me. Good luck!

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MAWILLINGHAM 2/10/2011 9:59AM

    Hey there! I did p90x over the summer for about 45 days. I liked it and always felt like I got a good workout, but after awhile it started to feel tedious. I got bored with it, which is a really big problem with me. I didn't lose much weight those 45 days, but I could feel a difference in my clothes. I wasn't using SP to track my calories then either, so I don't have much words of wisdom there. However, there is a p90x Spark Team that was helpful. Good luck!! emoticon

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ANGYAS 2/10/2011 5:31AM

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ANDREALSCOTT 2/9/2011 11:23PM

    I have heard about p90x and I am scared to try. LOL GOOD LUCK. Let us know how you like it.

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Day 120. Frustration..Overwhelming Emotions..Plea for Help.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Weigh in day...again. And yet another weigh in with no improvement on the scale. I haven't lost ANYTHING in almost 5 weeks! What the heck? I even worked out more than usual last week. I am staying on target with my calories and consuming more water than a fish. I can't reduce my calories anymore than I have because I am breastfeeding. I just don't understand why I am stuck at a standstill.

It's really hard to go from consistently losing 1-2 lbs a week to this. I understand that as you get smaller, the pounds cling on for dear life. I just can't wrap my mind around what has become, essentially, a 5 week plateau.

I told my husband that I am completely lost. I have no idea where to go from here. No idea.

He really didn't have a lot to offer up as advice either. I didn't really expect him to. I just needed to vent. My sister said I still look like I am losing inches. I measure every week. Today, it did say I lost .5" from my waist..but that's if I was lenient and really pulled the tape tight. Which is not normally how I measure. I guess I should at least be happy I haven't gained. That's good, but doesn't make me feel any better.

So. Where do I go from here? I don't want to quit. I have come so far. But, I won't lie..I am really running out of motivation at this point.

Please..if there is anyone out there with an idea.. point me in some direction that could help. Someone please throw me a shovel so I can dig myself out of this rut. Crying isn't my style..but I might need a box of Kleenex's soon. emoticon

  
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SMLBIZGRL 2/8/2011 12:47PM

    emoticon I'm a BFing mom too and I totally, totally get it. It took me THREE MONTHS to be able to start losing weight, and even now it's soooo sloooowww. But, I'll take what I get, LOL. Are you doing any strength training? If not, maybe add a day or two of that. Or, also, try *adding* a little bit of calories, not very many, maybe 50-100 a day. Or even, 50-100 3-4 days out of the week. That may shake up the metabolism and get things moving again. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 2/8/2011 12:39PM

    Do you need to add a few calories maybe in the form of protein? I am one of those people who stays so low on the calorie range that I am in constant starvation mode. With breastfeeding and all the activity you may need to up the calories to boost your metabolism. Be patient with yourself and congratulate yourself on what you have accomplished!

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AKATUJE 2/8/2011 11:41AM

    I don't know what your exercise routine is, but maybe you could try to mix it up. Do interval training, or try a completely new exercise- a little running, swimming or a DVD you can do at home.

Something else you could do is take pictures every two or so weeks. Some of my friends here take pictures every week and they have found it helpful when the scale is stagnant. there are lots of changes going on, and sometimes they do not show on the scale or tape. How are your clothes fitting? Remember you are also developing muscle which weighs more than fat.

You have done emoticon emoticon so far, and you will break this plateau too!! emoticon

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MAWILLINGHAM 2/7/2011 10:37PM

    Hey girl. Being a plateau is very hard! I get it. I definitely suggest mixing it up. Maybe trying something COMPLETELY new. Something you never thought of...it could be new and really fun...you never know! Keep your head up! You look absolutely amazing! In fact, you were honestly my inspiration. I read your 100 day thing and I'm currently doing something very similar. I know you can do it...have faith in yourself.

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PSALM42 2/7/2011 9:06PM

    I wish I could help... but I've been on a plateau (going up and down the same few pounds) for months. I haven't been consistent at tracking and working out though, so I know it's my fault. Keep working hard. Maybe do something new? Mix up the routine? what about increasing calories a little bit?

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JUSTJUSTY 2/7/2011 7:48PM

    You mentioned you were breast feeding. Do you know what you body goes through to provide that perfect food for your baby? Perhaps your body just knows what it needs to continue producing your milk? I don't know but it makes sense and maybe you could do some research in that area online or from a lactation specialist. Hang in there and NEVER give up! emoticon

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Day 119: Virtual Walk Update

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I haven't updated my virtual walk in awhile, so here goes.

I have now completed 123.91 miles on my journey to Disney World. I am now in Evansville, Indiana..getting ready to hit the IN/KY state line!

FUN FACTS ABOUT EVANSVILLE, IN:
* Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana was married to a man who was from Evansville.
* It was the first city in our country to install telephones inside schools.
* Evansville's red light district was called 'Gear Town' becaue it was located on 1st, 2nd, and High Streets (too funny)
*Why was it necessary to change the wheels on every train coming
north from Kentucky or going south to Nashville? The railroad tracks
were different sizes.

Only 845.09 miles to go! emoticon

  


Day 112. Revamped Plan.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I had to come up with a new workout routine to HOPEFULLY get me off this plateau. Here is what I am trying out this week..we will see if it's do-able.

M: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 2 miles.
T: Treadmill 3 miles. Strength Train.
W: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 2 miles
TH: Treadmill 3 miles. Strength Train.
F: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 3 miles.
SA: Treadmill 4 miles. Strength train.
S: Rest

I have only been doing one or the other and rotating days (MWF- Zumba, T,TH- Treadmill). I really have to make this body work. If this works, I will try it again next week..if not, back to the drawing board.

On a happy note. I am now in a size 8 in jeans. I started at a 13. I was an 11 when I got pregnant soooo...YAY!

  
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PSALM42 2/7/2011 9:09PM

    wow size 8? That's great! I just bought a pair of size 10!

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DAWNMARIEMOMOF9 1/31/2011 8:57AM

    CONGRATS!! I love mixing up my workout routine.

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WOODWARD26 1/30/2011 11:35PM

    Hey way to go! From the workout you described it sounds like you will be going down a size in jeans again pretty soon. Keep up the awesome work. You have really helped me to stay motivated during the past week. thanks a lot for all your support and advice!

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Day 108: LaLanneisms :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I found these on Jack LaLanne's official website (www.jacklalanne.com). In memory of Mr. LaLanne..here are a list of his words of wisdom (I know they are so fitting for all of us struggling to be healthy..let them serve as added inspiration!)

Anything in life is possible if you make it happen.

Anything in life is possible and you can make it happen.

Your waistline is your lifeline.

Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and youíve got a kingdom.
Donít exceed the feed limit.

The food you eat today is walking and talking tomorrow.

Ten seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.

Better to wear out than rust out

Do Ė donít stew.

People donít die of old age, they die of inactivity.

First we inspire them, then we perspire them.

You eat everyday, you sleep everyday, and your body was made to exercise everyday.

Work at living and you donít have to die tomorrow.

I canít die, it would ruin my image.

If man makes it, donít eat it.

If it tastes good, spit it out.

Whatís it doing for me?

Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out.

If one apple is good, you wouldnít eat 100.

Itís not what you do some of the time that counts, itís what you do all of the time that counts.

Make haste slowly.

Eat right and you canít go wrong.


Happy Hump Day!
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TOMEETMYGOAL 1/27/2011 7:27PM

    Cool Thanks for sharing!!

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JOSIEISHEALTHY 1/27/2011 10:53AM

    Love all of these thanks for sharing :)

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IZZYS_MOM 1/27/2011 8:27AM

    Love this one - "The food you eat today is walking and talking tomorrow. "

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MRE1956 1/27/2011 7:44AM

    emoticon for your emoticon post!

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MISSWINGS1 1/26/2011 11:01PM

    My dad loved Jack LaLane. He exercised and far exceeded his doc tor's expectations for him. First heart attack at 46, second at 50, bipass surgery at 61. He lived to 86 because he walked 3 miles a day.

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