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8 May 2012 - Starting Over

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Well, I feel like I am starting over.

I have been pretty poor at tracking since the holidays - and now it's May!

A lot of it stems from re-injuring my back in December. I feel like I haven't been myself since. I am afraid to get back in to my workout regiment - because every time I start feeling stronger something happens and I back slide.

I am going to try to start using yoga and workout videos together. To keep things interesting AND to try to have some sort of routine.

My roller derby season is ending this weekend - so with less practices I am definitely going to have to pump up my cross training.

I hope this NEW START with new goals (and finally recording my weight gain) will be exactly what I need to move forward and stick with the spark.

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HEALTHYOTTER 5/8/2012 4:48PM

    Starting over is moving forward! Hope the yoga improves you back! emoticon

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BTLSMUM 5/8/2012 8:31AM

    I totally get where you are coming from! I haven't been myself since the end of last year. I injured myself and have had to limit my activities greatly. That has resulted in me being depressed and just feeling cruddy about myself. I also stopped tracking religiously, which hasn't helped me feel better about myself. I just sort of got burnt out on it.

I started doing yoga a few weeks ago in an effort to help ease some of my aches and pains. I find it immensely challenging. I really like it!

I am currently waiting to hear if my insurance company is going to approve my hip surgery. If they do, I'm staring down the end of my season very soon. It's bittersweet because I don't want to stop playing, but I'm not performing at my peak because of the injury. The sooner I get fixed, the sooner and I start healing.

I hope you are able to find a good off-season routine and come back stronger next year!

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LEMALONE1960 5/8/2012 8:27AM

    Ditto here....except for the Roller derby, that is. I'm always starting over- but I'm bound and determined to do it this year!! Lose the weight - ALL of IT!!!
Hang in there- you can do it- no matter how many times you have to start over!!


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October was So-SO

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I made 3 goals for myself in October:

Goal 1: Stick with tracking everything I eat through Sparkpeople Monday-Friday throughout October.

****UPDATE**** I did OK with this, but not great. I did better for Breakfast and Lunch, but dinner was less fantastic. I ate out more than I planned-and didnt make very good choices when I did.

Goal 2: Add back 2 extra workouts in my week that do not include derby.

****UPDATE**** Total Failure--I did not work out one extra time all of October.

Goal 3: See a positive physical change (either in clothes, the way I feel or on the scale)

****UPDATE**** I did go a little lower on the scale, so let's call this somewhat met--and, I felt pretty good every time we did off skates this month.

In the end, October was not a great success. I am just going to have to look forward towards November. I am going to keep these goals through November.

My plan for November will include that "special" days only last for one day--so, my birthday and Thanksgiving are both one day deals where I won't track. That doesn't mean ALL OF THANKSGIVING WEEK or three days of birthday celebrations.

Good luck to everyone in November!

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RUE_19 11/2/2011 7:41AM

    Good luck on you November goals! I've got a November birthday too. Are you a Sagittarius or a Scorpio?

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Always, Sometimes, Nevers

Friday, October 21, 2011

A comment on my last blog post made me think about my SP Diet.

I am still actively trying to lose weight (and I have been!) so, I still consider myself on a diet--rather than just maintaining my health, fitness, weight, etc.

Part of why I stick with SP (I think, anway) is that I give myself a lot of leeway.

I kind of have my always, sometimes and nevers when not eatimg my regular tracked, portioned weekday meals.

ALWAYS: I will always eat veggies, fruit, good for me grains and proteins. This means, when I am at a potluck, restaurant, or party--I already know what I will eat without worrying too much about portion size.

SOMETIMES: Sometimes I will drink a beer or two, sometimes I will try the dessert someone brought. Sometimes, my meal will consist of sweet potato fries or mac n cheese. I will eat almost anything I want to make from scratch when doing it for fun (like when my cooking buddy comes over and we try something new).

NEVERS: I will never eat fast food on purpose. I no longer buy the cookies I LOVE at the Wegman's bakery. I don't have a bagel for breakfast at work, even when I bring them in for the office. When I bake for a group--I try to never eat any left overs after the group leaves.

I am sure I have more of these types of "rules." And even my NEVERS are really more RARELYS(like once or twice a year).


The Derby 15

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

When someone joins roller derby, they do it for all kinds of reasons. Make new (female) friends, be active, they miss team sports, they want to be part of something, they saw a bout/Whip It/Heard someone on the train and are already in love with it.

Another reason that a lot of women join roller derby is to be more fit and in shape. Maybe even to lose weight.

If you were not very active before derby, you will probably drop some pounds from the get go. While you are in the try out-fresh meat process you will begin to focus on fitness, maybe start working out outside of practice. Your body feels good!

What a lot of skaters may not realize—is that there can also be The Derby 15. Much like the Freshman 15, the radical change in your daily schedule can wreck your diet.

A typical derby week can leave you rushing from the office to practice. Then, you are so exhausted, maybe you just eat a granola bar on the way home before bed. The next morning, you rush around and leave without packing your very nutritious lunch. Instead, it’s takeout. Then you rush again, from the office to practice—this time maybe you eat dinner when you get home.

Don’t forget the mandatory team meeting/potluck on Thursday. And, instead of grocery shopping and being “healthy” on Friday—you are forced to happy hour with non-derby friends who haven’t seen you in weeks. Saturday morning you are up early and out the door for more derby—that ends with a trip to some pub for beers and french fries. Sunday you sleep in—finally making up for the week of no sleep and finally have enough time and energy to conquer laundry piles.

And that is how the Derby 15 is born.

It takes a lot of practice, will power and planning to beat the system. Especially, if you already have a problem keeping your weight where you want it to be.

I definitely don’t have the right answers—but I think just being aware of your body and treating yourself like an athlete and food as fuel can help.

(reposted from my personal tumblr blog)

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LHOPMAN 10/20/2011 2:59PM

    I love this! It's so true! There are always skaters bringing cookies or cupcakes, committee meetings at fast food places right after practice (when I'm sooo hungry!), and after parties - not to mention just being exhausted and not having the energy to cook something. There are even whole car loads of my team mates who go out to taco bell after almost every practice! I've gone back and forth, eating really healthy, and eating not so healthy. I've always felt at my best when I really stay on track! Food is fuel!

Sometimes I feel like a party pooper or that people are judging me if I try to be good! I hate that the most! Yes, that's a salad, I'm sorry it's not french fries :) Has that ever happened to you?

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Me this weekend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photo of me in my new green uniform (I have the "C" on my arm).

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BTLSMUM 10/11/2011 6:46PM

    Sweet! I cannot wear the pivot panty. I swear it lowers my IQ. LOL

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EMGERBER 10/11/2011 1:19PM

    Cool looks like some tough fun, enjoy!

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