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Setback!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I have had a minor setback the past week or so. I suffered a foot injury. I went to the doctor and I have plantar fasciitis and have to wear foot and ankle braces. It makes it hard to walk or do anything for that matter. So, I have not been as active as I would like. Also, I am registering for college, getting my mom in an adult day care and seeing doctors I do not have much time for any thing. emoticon

  
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SPICY0NE 7/28/2011 1:45PM

    Swimming sounds like a great idea!!! You have a lot on your plate right now, but you can conquer this challenge!!!! Go for it!

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WOLFDAUGHTER 7/28/2011 1:07PM

    URG! I've had PF before and it stinks! It is hard to walk that's for sure!

If you have any access to a pool, try that. It was the only cardio I could really do with the PF.

Strength training can be extra helpful now because builing muscle will help you stay strong and lean!

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CRISTHIANE 7/28/2011 1:07PM

    Awww I'm sorry :( I think you'll be fine as long as you do some toning exercises and keep eating healthy. I hope things start to get easier for you soon! Good luck staying strong and healthy! emoticon

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I did it!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I did it!!! I did not think I could but I actually did it!! I went on my first hike ever. I hiked a wooded area called the Piedmont trail behind Lake Brandt. It was 5.5 miles total and I did it!! Woohoo!!!!

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 7/22/2011 7:55AM

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/16/2011 6:08PM

    Good for you!
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KELLYDUP 7/16/2011 5:32PM

    emoticon Keep up the great work!

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MKENON 7/16/2011 5:17PM

  Wow, awesome! I'm so proud of you! Yippee

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Motivated

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I am definitely motivated to loss the weight and get healthier to boot. I owe it to my God, myself, my family, my friends, and my gaurdian angel (my donor). You see I had a heart transplant May 11th 2010 and I was in very poor health and now I have a second chance at life. I do not want to mess it up!!! Even though I weigh 2 pounds less from when I started I am noticing that I have more muscle and my stomach feels flatter some what. How do you take you measurements? I want to measure myself.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 7/22/2011 7:57AM

    Glad you are making progress and seeing changes in yourself!

Here's a link on taking measurements:
http://www.sparkpe
ople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1281

Good luck!

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BUFFYSMOM2 7/13/2011 7:55PM

    You sound like you are really motivated! emoticon emoticon
Stay healthy and strong. emoticon

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Thanks for the encouragement.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thanks for the encouragemnet guys!!! I do love to walk. I walk at least 2 miles every other day and strength train 3 times a week. My problem is that when I walk; I walk a slow to moderate rate of speed. More casual than a more faster pace to get that heart rate up. Plus I bought an expensive pair of shoes (New Balance) and by the end of the workout my feet (heels and balls of my feet) are killing me. Also I have a question: Do you eat something before you exercise or after? I heard from both camps.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 7/22/2011 8:00AM

    I eat about an hour before I work out and I have a protein shake after. Everyone is different. You're doing great!

I walk/run and I went to a running store where they watch my walk/run and them told me wich shoes worked for my specifics.

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BONDMANUS2002 7/13/2011 5:20PM

  eat about 1 - 2 hours before. Get shoes corrected so your feet do not hurt is a must.

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I need encouragement.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Help! I need encouragement. I am having trouble with the calories. I am paying more attention to carbs and not really watching the calories. I am staying at the same weight 162 and not making progress on get the weight off. Also I put more calories than what I am burning off. What exercises besides walking would burn the most calories. I need to burn 433 calories a day.

  
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BECKYQUIGLEY 7/8/2011 10:59PM

    Be consistent! And I agree with those who have said it--track those calories, even when you don't feel like it. It makes a big difference! emoticon

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ANDREWS_MOM 7/6/2011 7:58PM

    A calorie is calorie no matter what form it comes in- track, track, track and the weight will start to move.
As far as good exercises- find something you like and stick with it. Consistencey is a big key in getting the weight off & keeping it off. Forcing yourself to do exercises you don't like will only have you giving up on them- do what makes you feel good. For me- I LOVE jillian micahels dvd workouts (30 day shred, bfbm, yoga meltdown)- which are all considered circuit training and burn lots of calories. If you have access to a gym, there's lots of equipment there that'll work too. But, walking is an EXCELLENT form of exercise.

Wishing you the very best in your journey!!
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SETAGOAL1 7/6/2011 7:16PM

    Don't give up on yourself. You are the only one that can make it happen for you. You have the power to succeed or fail. Choose to succeed.

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7356WILMA 7/6/2011 5:10PM

  Are you noticing improvements in other areas, measurements etc? I know much about carb tracking? But you do need to be careful that your body doesn't think that you are trying to starve it and is storing the calories if you are going way under on recommended calories. The ideas on higher impact workouts, and cycling are also great ideas for additional can you increase the length of time that you are working out or add some mini work outs in to get you where you want to be?


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MISTYBLUE716 7/6/2011 5:02PM

    Have you tried Supreme 90 day or any higher impact workouts? They burn a lot of calories..so does running...I'm not a big fan of running myself...Don't get discouraged! you can do it! emoticon

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KA_JUN 7/6/2011 4:54PM

    For me, cycling, but the fact of the matter is, the exercise that you love and will stick with, and that's user dependent. Find the thing you derive joy from, and do it, if it doesn't feel like work because it's fun, you'll stick to it, good luck!

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