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Friday, February 22, 2013

Up one pound from last week. Disheartening to say the least. I know it is only one pound, and I lost 5 last week but thought I was doing really well.
While checking my trackers - i realized that i am averaging very low on calories, protein and carbs. Where I have hit a few high marks on the fat column. What the heck?
So this week going to try and consciously eat closer to the range of each thing. I purposely go low on carbs - I will jump off the wagon if I eat too many carbs. But I can certainly bring the protein up and the total calories as well.
So that is my plan this week.
Keepin on keepin on..

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DEEEBEE 2/25/2013 3:51PM

    I get bummed out, too, if I gain a pound, which I did last week. I don't understand, either, why that happens. I just try to keep eating less and getting exercise. Somehow, someday, it ought to make a difference.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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LOOKN2FINDME 2/22/2013 6:21PM

  It's a learning experience that needs to be tweaked every now and then... You're doing great emoticon

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CAMETHYSTE 2/22/2013 1:06PM

    Make sure to watch body measurements and not just the scale! Remember that muscle takes up less space than fat and you could be gaining muscle while you're losing the fat. Keep on moving... emoticon

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So far so good..

Friday, February 15, 2013

Well it's been a week. Did good all week.
Even did good the day I brought my stepdaughter (who just had a baby) some fast food. I allowed myself to join in - but I had just a few fries and a small burger - and brought Pineapple for dessert!!! I didn't go over my calories ONE day at all!! So proud on that.

All in all I'm very "UP" and looking forward to the future. My tracker says I can do this by Dec. 30th!! I know I can do it!!!

I need to figure out how to put a ticker on my page....

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BECCAZEN7 2/15/2013 11:17PM

Here is the message board that talks you thru getting a ticker. Keep up the great work!
Missourians Team

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LOOKN2FINDME 2/15/2013 6:19PM

  Great job! My tracker says I will be under 200 by September, but I'm hoping for sooner and then I can set another goal.

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MISSJACQUE 2/15/2013 10:04AM

    emoticon Your doing great.

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XANGELSTEARZX 2/15/2013 9:58AM

    emoticon Sounds like you're off to a great start! Good luck on your journey!

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Today I am trying to start fresh. I started this website tracking.
I started a serious weight loss plan in October. I went to see a Registered Dietician to see exactly what I was doing wrong. I try so hard and I lose nothing. Well since October - even through Christmas I lost a total of 25 pounds. Yes i started at 270. I am very happy I lost the 25 lbs but I am very disappointed that I have hit a plateau and have not seriously lost anything the whole month of January - even thought my eating habits are pretty much under control.

So today I started anew. I signed up with Spark people and I am going to give it a shot. I am going to try and commit to at least 10 minutes of exercise a day for now. I work long hours 12 hour shifts - and some days just 10 minutes is asking a lot. But I am going to commit to doing it. I am going to crack the whip on the food and track every morsel!

Today I did a 45 minute yoga for weight loss video - and it was difficult for me. My back hurts alot - the stretching felt good. Was very proud of myself. But when I went to track my fitness I discovered it really don't count. :( WEll, I tracked 10 minutes of power yoga. I want some credit!! But seriously - I will try harder and I will ride my exercise bike I guess for the next few days. I am not good at exercise I never know what to do - and walking hurts my back really bad. Will see how this goes.

I can do it.

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PALIMPSEST 2/6/2013 10:46PM

    Wow! Great job! And 10 minutes after a 12 hour shift is dedication!

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JIBBIE49 2/6/2013 6:06PM

    I am glad you are down 25#. I'm reading Richard Bernstein MD's "THE DIABETES DIET" and learning so much. I don't have diabetes, but I do have INSULIN RESISTANCE. He says ALL obese people are IR. I recommend listening to his lectures on YouTube. He's had Type 1 Diabetes since age 12, so he knows his business. He is 78 now. He says we need Metformin to help with Insulin Resistance and it makes it easier then to lose weight. Do have a good check up from your doctor.

Rodney Yee has the best YOGA videos. He is an Iyengar instructor..

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HWNHMMBRD 2/6/2013 2:42PM

    It counts! Every Little bit counts, It may not be cardio, but you moved. emoticon I have found that this is a great website, with a lot of resources and a GREAT community of supportive and helpful people, but there are a few quirks that can be irritating. The 100-120 cals I burn every Sunday on my 10-12 minute bike ride do not show up on my Spark Summary Calendar. I have read post about people who do Events that have them walking for more than 3 hours, don't get full credit for it when they input the data. We need to give ourselves the credit, and keep it in the front of our minds that we did do it, we accomplished something, and be proud of what we did. 45 Minutes of Yoga, emoticon
Best wishes to you. emoticon emoticon

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