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160's here I Come

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Well I lost 1 pound at this weeks weigh in.down to172 now. WOO HOO!!! Total of 40 lost now. BMI was33.3 now 27. Only 2 more points( 13 lbs.) to be back in the healthy range. Only 26 more to reach my final goal. The 160 have always trip me up before. Seems like I always stall out around 165, but not this time. Not on a diet this time. Have a healthy eating meal plan and lots of exercise. So all I can say is watch out 160's because here I come!!!!

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CAMAEL100 5/2/2012 5:41PM

    Congrats, great achievement and great attitude!

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CARDAMOMMA 5/2/2012 11:01AM

    Congratulations! You're a really great SP friend. I am inspired by your progress.

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JENNIFERLYNN76 4/30/2012 7:59PM

    Great job! Be proud of yourself for all that hard work you are putting in :)

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NOTHIN2IT 4/30/2012 1:56PM

    Good for you! You will conquer those 160s easy!! emoticon

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TINAROG1 4/30/2012 11:45AM

    Wow, Doug!!!! That is awsome. How tall are you???

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LITTLEBO 4/29/2012 3:04PM

    Yikes! If I were the 160's I'd be shaking in my boots right now....

Can you say "DETERMINED"!!!!!


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MEXGAL1 4/29/2012 2:52PM

    woo hoo! good for you.
don't quit as you can do it!
Best of everything to you!

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Running with nature

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The other day when I was out jogging I scared up a deer. The doe took off and all I saw was her whitetail heading across the path and into the woods. I was thinking how graceful it was to watch them run, when all of a sudden the second one, which I hadn't seen bolts up right beside me. Scared the crap out of me. It ran on up and crossed in front of me into the woods. Talk about getting the heart rate up. Is there a rule for extra calories burnt if while you're jogging if deer scare the crap out if you raising heart rate even higher?

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CARDAMOMMA 4/28/2012 1:55AM

    OK, that's kind of cool. Scary deer--there *are* some new things under he sun.
Definitely burned a few extra calories!

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JSALERNO 4/27/2012 6:14AM

    That's Good. When we walk at dusk we sometimes see deer and fox. you want a scare though our neighbors German sheppard his bark is enough to scare the daylights out of you.

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LITTLEBO 4/26/2012 9:43PM

    Oh, yes. Count some extra calories. I counted extra when a dog barked at me from a passing car and made me jump about three feet in the air.

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MEXGAL1 4/26/2012 8:27PM

    You are making me smile! I sure miss the deer we had when we lived in Washington state. I think you burned some extra calories for sure!
Good job getting out in nature!
enjoy your evening.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 4/26/2012 6:55PM

There should be a rule!
Good blog!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Have a question about calories. I don't think I have hit my target one day yet. Today was a good day at 1207. I know though numbers are not exact but I'm not close to the 1500 - 1800 they reco.mmend. I am full after eating and don't feel I should eat just to get there. What are your thoughts? I usually hit my carbs, fat, and protien

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GOGETUMX2 4/26/2012 2:39PM

    I think they advize way too many cals.

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CAMAEL100 4/26/2012 6:13AM

    Like somebody else said - not much advice - just admiration! It is hard to think of adding calories when you are doing so well. But I do think that with all the exercise you are doing, 1,200 seems very low. You don't want to risk burnout. Maybe add some nuts or something. Very few nuts would make up the deficit and they are very good for you. Be sure to weigh them as the calories on them add up quickly.

Best of luck - you are doing great so far!

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WUBBY82 4/25/2012 11:10PM

    I rarely meet the calories goals that SP recommends for me. When I'm full, I'm full. If you're feeling good, I think you should keep doing what you're doing, Doug!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 4/25/2012 9:32PM

    How is your weight?
taying steady?
With all the working out you are doing, you are probably burning over 1500 calories a day....

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CARDAMOMMA 4/25/2012 8:33PM

    No advice, just admiration!

Comment edited on: 4/25/2012 8:33:40 PM

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MEXGAL1 4/25/2012 8:09PM

    My opinon is that you eat when you are hungry only to retrain your thinking and body. I say as long as you are getting your vitamins and nutrients you are good to go.
My problem is that I aways want more food. Just fight the urge all day. I watch the clock for my "feeding" times and that helps as I know when my next meal is scheduled and what I will have. So as long as you feel good, don't worry.
Best to you.

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MKRUSE34 4/25/2012 7:49PM

    Are you having trouble with losing weight, too? If so, maybe you do need to try and eat a few more calories. If you don't eat enough, your body will start storing the food that you do eat as fat.

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LITTLEBO 4/25/2012 7:00PM

    I have sort of the same problem. I should be eating more for maintenance. I am not sure what type of plan you are following, but it might be a matter of choosing higher calorie versions of what you are eating now. For instance, I am lactose intolerant so I drink almond milk. I usually get the 40 calorie version, but I think I should buy the 90 calorie version. I could do the same with my 60 calorie high fiber cereal. Or add one more piece of fruit or a couple of ounces of protien or a fatty fish portion.

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Need help

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Need recommendations for a good book on running. Looker for one that covers the basics of running and diet for running. Any suggestions? Would rather have your suggestions as to researching for a week.

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JENNIFERLYNN76 5/1/2012 8:50PM

    A friend of mine recommends "Born to Run." I have not read it yet, (it is on my list to read). He actually read and it started to run. He never ran before that, so I guess it is inspiring :)

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MEXGAL1 4/23/2012 8:08PM

    So sorry...can't help you here. I would like to be a runner but just not possible here in the Mexican village I live in. Too many cobblestone streets that I have to be very careful not to twist my ankle or fall down just power walking.
But good for you. Hope it works for you.

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MAGPIE17 4/23/2012 9:35AM

    I haven't read any books, but I'm currently 2/3 of the way through the Couch to 5K running's great! You can download free podcasts for the runs on iTunes.

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CARDAMOMMA 4/23/2012 1:35AM

    I use the Cool Runnings website heavily. It is full of articles on just about everything. I found it very helpful for all the articles on injury prevention. They also have a number of training plans.

I love the Rookie Running Group here on SP.

I have a copy of Hal Higdon's beginning running booklet, but I never use it.

Good luck finding resources for running, and let me know if you find something that you like which I haven't mentioned.

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Welcome back old friend

Saturday, April 21, 2012

This week, thanks to Chef Meg, me and an old friend were reunited. One of the hardest things for me to give up was biscuits and gravy. I gave them up because there were just so many calories. This week though I found Chef Meg's not so southern sausage gravy. Tried it on a piece of low calorie toast instead of a biscuits with a scrambled egg white and half a red potato. Made it for Tuesday night supper. Boy was it good and came in around 250 -260 calories compared to my old 700 - 800 calorie biscuit and gravy with eggs and hashbrowns. Next time I make it I will add just a little sausage to it, but still will not effect the calories that bad.

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ANNAMARIE1958 4/22/2012 6:52PM

    Great ...see we can still have our favorite dishes with out all the calories. I make taco salad with ground much better....

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SALGUOD2 4/22/2012 6:18PM

    Thanks for all the comments. Made it this morning with a sausage patty. Only added 25 calories and 2g of fat. Also added a pinch of salt. YUM YUM!!!!!

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GOLFGMA 4/22/2012 3:58PM

    Everyone has been talking about those biscuits! I am gonna have to try them. Biscuits and gravy are my DH's favorite breakfast, but, lately he goes to a restaruant near us to have his favorite while I stay home (in pj's) and enjoy my lower calorie breakfast.

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GOGETUMX2 4/22/2012 7:27AM

    sounds great!!

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NOTHIN2IT 4/21/2012 10:29PM

    Awesome! I'm so glad you were able to find an alternative!

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CAMAEL100 4/21/2012 1:41PM

    It is great to find an alternative to things we liked. Especially when it tasted good!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 4/21/2012 11:11AM

Glad you found something you like!
I agree with some of the other suggestions. Turkey sausage is good and I really like the Morning Star Farms vegetarian sausage. Has a good flavor and low in fat and calories.

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MEXGAL1 4/21/2012 10:41AM

    Hey, good for you to opt for the newer healthier version. So happy to hear that it was good and satisfying!
have a great week end.

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WSHAYES1 4/21/2012 10:23AM

    Try using a small amount of Turkey or Chicken Sausage. They both have a lot less fat.

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