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Plateaus....

Monday, March 11, 2013

I have been dealing with a plateau for over a month! I keep loosing and gaining the same 2 lbs. It is driving me crazy!

I keep reminding myself of how far I have come. It's not easy to loose 125lbs. I'm doing so much more now than I've ever been able to do.

I plan to keep on running, weight training, etc. and hope that I can break this plateau. I want to loose at least another 20lbs, but would prefer 40lbs.

How do you deal with and break plateaus?

  
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AMYPLEGER62 4/3/2013 6:36PM

    When I hit a plateau I did everything that was suggested.. only drank water (GAVE UP ENERGY DRINKS) emoticon , started using a FOOD scale again, changed up the exercise, ATE MORE, and low and behold.. got past the plateau.

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JSTETSER 3/11/2013 12:21PM

    I usually wait 1-2 months. If things don't change, I start changing my routine.

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STEVIEBEE569 3/11/2013 10:28AM

    Are you eating enough? You may want to up your calorie intake!

When I hit a plateau, I change my workout. If I'm really pressing in with my workout, I may have to increase my calories. Also, I try to zig zag my calories. For example, if it's my rest day or a light workout, then I will eat on the low end of my calorie range. If it's an intense workout (Cardio & Strength Training), then I will eat on the high end of my calorie range. This really helped break my plateau as well as keep my body guessing.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 3/11/2013 10:11AM

    I keep my head on straight, and remind myself that I am getting stronger and healthier everyday even if the scale don't move all the time in the direction I choose. Remembering that I am worth every bit of this effort. Wishing you lots of luck and a happy healthy week.

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2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

Monday, February 04, 2013

I loose 2 lbs and I gain 1 lb. I loose 2 lbs and gain 1 lb. Over and over again. I guess over the long hall it ends up meaning I weigh less, but it is still so very annoying!

  
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PATTYR81 2/6/2013 10:57AM

    How well I KNOW this song!!! emoticon

I keep telling myself, the trend is in the right direction and not to hyperfocus on the back steps.

Maybe it's time to go on a clothes trying-on spree emoticon emoticon

Happy Day!
Patty

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CORTNEY-LEE 2/4/2013 10:33PM

    I am doing the same thing right now... It must be in the air!!

I think my body is getting comfortable at this weight because this is the weight I was at for most of my high school career... at least in Senior high

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DOLPHINSINGER72 2/4/2013 4:38PM

    emoticon Yes, yes that WOULD be annoying, but at least you ARE losing 2 and not totally yo-yoing!. emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 2/4/2013 8:48AM

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I've Lost My Running Partner...

Friday, February 01, 2013

My hubby has been running with me for the past couple of weeks and it's been wonderful sharing that time with him.

He just informed me that while at work today he bent down and felt a stabbing pain in his knee. No running for him tomorrow.

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JSTETSER 2/4/2013 6:02AM

    A smart man to give his knees a break. I had to give myself a break after walking 5 miles on tar. I usually run/walk in the woods. My knees needed ice after I hiked around Hillsborough enjoying the Stone Arch Bridges and the ice jams. Check out the photos!
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SCCUDDLERS 2/3/2013 5:45PM

    Thanks everyone. We got him a new pair of running shoes and he is going a bit slower for now. It didn't bother him today, so maybe he is mending.

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CORTNEY-LEE 2/3/2013 3:51PM

    Bummer! I wish my hubby would workout with me - he isn't feeling my funky workout vibe, though in the summer he will bike ride with me.

i hope his knee feels better and you guys can go kick some tail soon!!

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MNNICE 2/2/2013 1:24PM

    Much more fun to run with a partner, but hopefully he'll be back out there with you soon!

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KATHRYNLP 2/2/2013 9:51AM

    Ice it and rest... stay with low impact walking now, for him. emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/2/2013 9:52:05 AM

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MAIZEY 2/1/2013 11:34PM

    Not good. Hope it isn't a serious knee injury. Hang in there on your goals!

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SHAMAYO 2/1/2013 9:00PM

    no bueno!

Now you can use the time to think to yourself!


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KIMBERLY19732 2/1/2013 7:23PM

    Oh, I'm sorry. That sucks!

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OJ_2_OK 2/1/2013 7:23PM

    awww :(( hope he feels better soon!!!

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Less Than a 1lb to Go...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I have less than a 1lb to go before I am no longer considered obese!

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I can't believe it was just a year ago I was considered morbidly obese. What a difference a year, surgery, and lots of hard work can make.

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There are so many things I can do now that I wasn't able to last year. Little things like crossing my legs, putting on my pants without sitting down, wearing high heels for longer than 5 minutes, not using my cane... I have even started the couch to 5k program. For someone who has never liked running, that is huge!

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I am signed up for my first two 5Ks in May. I am considering doing some before that, but just haven't decided for sure yet. Am I nervous, yes, but I think it will be fun. One is the GS Thin Mint Sprint with my daughter and the other is the Charlotte Zombie Run. If anyone wants to run from zombies with me, let me know. You can join my team!

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I have even got my hubby running with me. While it isn't always convenient for me to wait until evening to run with him, I so very much appreciate him taking an interest in this and doing it with me that I will wait for him even if it means running in the dark. We don't usually stay side by side, which is fine with me cause I like to zone out while I run, it's nice to know he's close by.

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So what are my challenges for the next week or so? I need to:

~ Get to the gym on my non-running days
~ Find some better running shoes
~ Make sure I take my vitamins
~ Get enough protein
~Drink more water
~Spend less time on the computer

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Thanks to everyone for checking in with me and leaving me messages and goodies. It mean so much to me and boosts my spirits. You all are great motivators! Here's a trophy for you:

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CORTNEY-LEE 1/31/2013 9:27PM

    awesome job!!!!

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KTREK32 1/31/2013 8:11PM

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MAIZEY 1/31/2013 7:43PM

    You're doing great, you'll be there in no time!

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LAINYC 1/31/2013 5:06PM

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PATTYR81 1/31/2013 11:19AM

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YAY!!! Congrats!!! on all your hard work and effort paying off! You look terrific!

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HHB4181 1/31/2013 10:50AM

    emoticon that's so great!

Definitely get some good running shoes, they make all the difference!

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SFENNER 1/31/2013 10:29AM

    Great. I hope to post that soom. (six months or so.)

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DAMIENHUSTED 1/31/2013 10:27AM

    good job

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KATHRYNLP 1/31/2013 10:25AM

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Sometimes I Even Impress Myself!

Friday, January 25, 2013

It's not often, but it happens.

Yesterday I actually went running/walking in the park while my daughter was at gymnastics. It was VERY cold and the sun had already set. Now there was plenty of lighting and my hubby was there, so no safety worries.

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I am not one to do cold. It aggravates my neuropathy and a little cold feels like torture to my body. But I didn't let that stop me. I was determined not to miss my C25K session, even if it was freezing. I will admit right now, I have NEVER done anything short of a snowball fight outside in temperatures like that. While it was a little rough at first, once I got warmed up it was tolerable.

The only problem I had was that the cold aggravated my lungs and made me wheeze and cough some. I haven't had that problem the whole time I've been doing the C25K program, so I'm pretty sure it was from the cold. It was definitely uncomfortable and there were a few times I wondered if I'd be able to keep it up, but I pushed through and did my best time yet!

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I have to admit that I'm not usually motivated enough to push through that level of uncomfortableness. I found myself wondering afterwards, who the heck am I? I didn't make excuses, I didn't look for a way out, I just did it. That is not like me, and I LIKE it! I like this feeling of exhaustion and accomplishment. I felt powerful over my own inner demons, and in the end that is exactly what I'm trying to accomplish with all this hard work.

It's not just about loosing weight, or becoming healthier. Don't get me wrong, those are great things; but the biggest thing I can accomplish for myself it to be able to talk back to that voice that tells me I can't do something, that I'm not worthy, special, beautiful, important... To be able to love myself and make me a priority.

So yes, it may sound conceited and self centered, but I am impressed with myself. And that's exactly where I need to be.

  
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KIMBERLY19732 2/1/2013 7:41PM

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JANEMAR2 1/25/2013 4:42PM

    Congratulations! I completed C25K a year ago and it is still one of my proudest accomplishments. Keep up the great work!

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HHB4181 1/25/2013 3:51PM

    Great job, you should be proud of yourself! emoticon

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PATTYR81 1/25/2013 10:50AM

    Not conceited or selfcentered!!! Just healthy concern and focus!

Great Job!!

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KATHRYNLP 1/25/2013 9:39AM

    emoticon emoticon Good Job, hun!

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ILOVESKL 1/25/2013 9:35AM

    Congrats on getting out in the cold and working out. Keep up the good work

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JOHNMARTINMILES 1/25/2013 9:35AM

    It is not wrong to feel good about yourself. In an old television show, Walter Brennan used to say "No brag, just fact" and "It ain't bragging if it's true!"

emoticon Make Today a Great Day!

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