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Complacency

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I guess no matter how long I am at this healthy lifestyle/weight management thing, I really can never say that I have it all figured out. Whenever I start to think I can just naturally make good choices all the time, even dabbling in snacky foods that are practically like drugs to me, I get a little overconfident and mess up. The desire to make poor eating choices lies within me, and I can be stronger than that urge for months at a time, but it's always there waiting for a vulnerable moment. Like I mentioned in my last blog, PMS is a vulnerable time for me, and like the comments suggested, being aware of that is a good first step. A good second step is to take proactive steps during those times to avoid problems, though what exactly those steps would be, I'm not sure. Maybe blogging more often?

One thing that can get my motivation going is seeing someone else start fresh. The raw enthusiasm of the novelty of their adventure inspires me. I have a friend who has talked a good talk about losing weight now for years, but last night she seemed more serious about it than she has in a long time. She only had one glass of white wine (usually has at least five drinks when we go out - and not low-cal ones), and after dinner she whipped out her iPhone to track her calories on MyFitnessPal! Anyone have any knowledge about this program? I got an email from the program this morning telling me that my friend wants me to join to track her progress...and it says it's free...but I'm already all set with SP and don't want another website sending me a bunch of emails all the time although I would love to track my friend's progress. ?? She's already lost five pounds but has about 80 to go to reach her goal weight. One funny thing is that I can completely forsee some of the problems she's going to face - like for example, she's aiming for 1,200 calories per day and a loss of two pounds per week, and I KNOW from experience that she's goigng to get desperately hungry at 1,200 calories per day and someday she will eat more than that and feel like a failure even though she'll really just need the extra calories to function. And I know that she's not going to lose 2 pounds per week like clockwork, and that if she gains weight some weeks that does NOT make her a failure, and that there is no race to get to the finish line. However, she doesn't want to hear this stuff, and I know that and I'm not going to push it on her. She's gotta figure it all out for herself, or it won't matter.

Another thing that motivates me is looking good on the beach. All of a sudden it feels like the middle of summer here in Boston - yesterday at one point my car's thermometer said it was 96 degrees. I went to Wollaston Beach for a run - had to cut it short because it was too hot and sunny, but still managed to get in a good enough workout. A bunch of people were hanging out on the beach, and a lot of them seemed to have two goals in mind - expose as much skin as possible, and get a tan. The tan thing doesn't really work for me - I had an uncle who died of melanoma - but man, I don't want to be chunky on the beach this summer! So I'm inspired right now. PMS is thankfully over - was a few days longer than I'd been expecting so I'm so relieved it's gone and I do suddenly feel more able to stay on track, whether it's just psychological or not I don't know. Plus it's just too darn hot to overeat!

Our annual trip to Wellfleet (Cape Cod - spectacular beaches) isn't until the end of summer this year. So I'm going to keep the thought of bikinis in mind alllllll summer. And if that means picturing bikinis on the donuts in the teachers room, Carilouie, then I'll do it - whatever it takes!!

  
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TERRIANGEL 5/30/2011 8:41PM

    You and I are so alike. Kinda scary.

We really should go for a run sometime.

How many days till you're out of school?? We get out on the 24th, but my kids get out the 21st. I need to switch schools. LOL!

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MBSHAZZER 5/29/2011 2:38PM

    See if you can convince your friend to join Spark!

I love your plan to visualize the donuts wearing bikinis!

And, I do think that all of us are still learning... no matter what, there is always something new to figure out with eating and exercise. You can't look at it as failure or set back... it's actually growth!

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LIL_EZZY 5/29/2011 1:12AM

    I use my fitness pal. I love it it is easy to use. So quick to add food and also exercise into. I use it as an instant tracker. It is free.

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/28/2011 10:06PM

    love this blog. the bikini isn't even motivating me this year however we have had the worse spring ever. i wish the sparkpeople app for the blackberry was better. it seriously sucks and is so painful. i never use it. actually got rid of it the other day.

dh will be in boston for a few days the week of june 5 for the stanley cup playoff. don't get me going on him going but i told him it is a nice city (last time i was there i was 18).

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REBECCAMA 5/28/2011 9:51PM

  I was just in Edgartown last weekend. I hear you on the beach thing.

I have dabbled with myfitnesspal occasionally looking for nutritional info that I can't find on SP occasionally but I like SP a lot better.

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FRIZGIRL 5/28/2011 6:37PM

    bikinis on donuts.... lol. you are amazing! And you have all summer to work toward that vacation! You can do it!

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SKYFYRE 5/28/2011 5:49PM

    SuzyQ! I love it when you talk about what motivates you! Makes me think about things the smae way! You are rubbing off on me! Whee! I have a hike at the end of July and I too want to look great for it! Going to use that as motivation to start shedding the 10 lbs that I really need to get off my body!
You are right about having to learn for yourself, or "the hard way" with weight loss. It is so true!! Be supportive that is what she needs and wants! Did you tell her about SP? Might be too much right now for her esp. of she has something that is working for her now.
Thanks for the motivation!

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FITGIRL15 5/28/2011 4:31PM

    Girl, sometimes we let the emotional beast dictate our diet/health... but that get's us into trouble. I find the best way for me is to plan a weeks worth of meals and take ONE DAY per week to eat whatever the h3ll I want. By that night I'm so stuffed and feeling GROSS that it compels me to get back to my consistent, healthy food! I feel BETTER when I'm eating BETTER, and who doesn't want to FEEL BETTER????? (But I do agree, one cannot deny the sugary goodness that is a donut or the carby goodness of PIZZA, just every once in a while... not DAILY!)

But, I know this type of dieting is challenging, time consuming and WORK... but I guess you also need too understand that attaining that ideal beach body and maintaining it DOES require WORK! Everyday!!!
Don't let your emotional beast dictate your fate in the health department! YOU need to be in control of that aspect of your life!!!

Next PMS time... be STRONG girl... YOU CAN DO IT! And you will feel SO GOOD about yourself after! Seriously!!!

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CARILOUIE 5/28/2011 4:20PM

    hahaha!!! I have had visions of bikinis going through my head a lot lately, too. It certainly helps!

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SEEHOLZ 5/28/2011 2:25PM

    Great attitute Susan!! I had to chuckle at the thought of bikinis on the donuts box ;-) Whatever it takes!

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FLOWINGWATER 5/28/2011 2:03PM

    Very thoughtful blog!

Boy I hear you on the temptations of unhealthy foods! They are so addictive, even mentally so, sometimes. I'm only just realizing that, actually - especially when it comes to sugar. Since I don't like the feeling of being addicted to anything, I need to focus on that.

I think I've seen that MyFitnessPal on my Droid phone, but like you, Spark is working fine for me. I don't need anything else. Maybe you could mention Spark to your friend, especially the supportive community? It's hard to want success for someone and see what their pitfalls will be. I think you're absolutely right that she needs to figure it out for herself. I think of helping people to grow as a process of planting seeds. I use this with my teenage kids all the time. I just give them a seed of information. The seed usually comes in the form of a choice I have made, or a lesson I have learned. I don't suggest that they should necessarily make the same choices. I don't push. I just plant the seed. Then, they choose whether to foster it and let it grow or not.

Yep, bikinis are great motivation, aren't they? I sure wish we had opportunities to wear them more than 5 days a year, here in Western Washington...lol!



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HELSANANGEL 5/28/2011 12:07PM

    Awesome blog! I'm totally jealous of your weather. We're battling clouds and water log here. When I was in New Zealand, the beach kept me motivated too.

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PMS Blues

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My name is Susan and I am a binge eater.

Last time I wrote I hinted that I'd had flickers of thoughts about binge eating. Well, I've since given in and binged. I guess it's just an area in which I'm vulnerable, and I'm going to always have to be on the lookout for it. A few days of binge eating puts on the five pounds it's taken months to lose.

I'm going to blame this episode on PMS, which is, thank goodness, a temporary phenomenon and I will be back to myself ASAP - in fact, so far today (though it's only 9:30 A.M.) I'm feeling much less bingey, and I already ate all the carby stuff in the teachers room yesterday so there's nothing left for me to binge on today anyway, haha.

Reasons I will go right back to my healthy habits:
*I look much better when I follow healthy habits.
*Summer's coming.
*I'd rather be excited about fitness than about junk food.
*I want to continue to fit into my pants.
*I want my husband to stay proud of me.

How much easier would this whole weight management thing be if we weren't dealing with our hormones?? Lucky men, they don't know how good they have it. :P

  
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MEGSFITNESS 5/27/2011 5:44PM

    Wow, it would be so much easier to deal with if we didn't have a roller coaster of hormones. I dont even want to *think* about what I ate yesterday as a result of waiting too long to eat and cravings. @_@;

Hopefully you're doing better heading into the weekend :)

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/25/2011 5:58PM

    hormones suck! i wish too i didn't have them.

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NO1JESS 5/25/2011 4:43PM

    I def have the same problem, and I rarely realize why until it's too late! I should mark my calendar for the couple days before that time of the month to warn me that I'm going to be feeling munchy! Sometimes I am able to control it if I try to be rational. Glad to see you managed to snap out of it!!

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SEEHOLZ 5/25/2011 1:13PM

    I totally think my binges are hormonal- not necessarily PMS, but lack of sleep/exhaustion trigger some kind of hormonal repsonse where wanting to eat is a major symptom!

I think for me the key to stop binging happened when I stopped being preoccupied and scared of them... I figured, fine, the tendencies are there... let's try to mitigate the situations by knowing that once I feel bingy, I got to take time out take care of myself- it's soo hard in those moments, but the times I "catch" it and manage to distract myself, I feel really empowered. The times I don't- I had one minor binge a couple of months ago, I just move on. It's been working like a charm. I think it's going to work for you, as well!!!

You will get through this little obstacle and do your thing until the next little obstacle- it's the inbetween that counts and makes the difference!

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KACYBEE15 5/25/2011 12:06PM

    Hormones are the devil. They always give me problems, too! You're not alone!!

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CARILOUIE 5/25/2011 6:23AM

    AAAAHHH I went crazy in the teachers' lounge last Friday. And I'm paying for it. ARGH
Maybe you can cut out an inspirational picture and paste it right on the offending food - I'm thinking about cutting out a bikini and putting it on any donuts that might make their way onto the faculty room table...

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SKYFYRE 5/24/2011 1:26PM

    emoticon And I like your reasons to regroup!

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MBSHAZZER 5/24/2011 1:26PM

    Ugh, sorry to hear this Susan, but at least you know what your trigger is. I am soooo irregular and it seems like I PMS for a good two weeks, but since I only get my period a few times a year, I guess I can't complain. And PMS for me is just all about feeling too depressed to function properly. Hmmm, not sure which is worse! Can you go back on the pill to try to control your PMS?

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KSTYLEFITNESS 5/24/2011 12:07PM

    I usually have my binges around PMS time. But I have been binge-free during PMS so I CAN control it...sometimes I don't want to and I WANT to give in to the craving. Needless to say from everyone else's comments, it's pretty normal.

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FITGIRL15 5/24/2011 11:56AM

    Men have hormones too! Theirs just don't swing as wildly as ours do then drive them to food! (Theirs drive them to drink, hit something or have sex! LOL)

A big part of overcoming your problem, is first recognizing it and avoiding the triggers. Perpahs there is a way you can avoid the carby teachers lounge during PMS?

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SANDEROSE 5/24/2011 11:36AM

    I'm right there with ya!
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PAPER_WINGS18 5/24/2011 11:34AM

    UGH PMS binging is the WORST. I do it almost every month! (Except somehow passed by it this month? hmm..)Guess my hormones aren't as crazy this month LOL. I think you have the right attitude here, lady! You'll get there... We all will, though it will be a struggle.

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KENSINGTONC 5/24/2011 10:09AM

    I hear you! Hormones are SO POWERFUL!! I struggle with the same thing - it's so hard to remove myself when I'm "in the moment" eating whatever's in sight. As always I am so impressed with your insight.

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FRIZGIRL 5/24/2011 10:02AM

    I think you are looking at your eating binge in a very healthy way. And I seem to remember 2 years ago or so, your blogs being about weekly weekend binges... so at least now you are once in a few months, and then maybe you'll be once in a year. You are making very healthy, positive changes to your life!

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TATYPREZ 5/24/2011 9:56AM

    THANK YOU! I am going through the same thing right now. sigh.

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ZIRCADIA 5/24/2011 9:46AM

    ahaha seriously, man! No wonder Men usually lose weight better than chicks... they don't have a regular monthly hormonal saboteur within their own body! :P *HUGS* You will get back to your new normal and things will be fine. :)

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Plugging Along

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The other day someone commented on a blog post I wrote three years ago. I'm an old Sparker....I joined in 2006 and have been using the site in full force for the better part of the past 4.5 years. I feel like at this point I have figured out what works for me for the most part. It's been an extremely bumpy ride to get to this point, but I think I have it now. So now it just feels like I'm plugging along. There won't be much exciting healthy lifestyle news to write about, because I have a good routine now and keeping that routine going week after week does not generate much news. I go to Trader Joe's each weekend and buy my fruits and vegetables, milk and yogurt, almonds and tea, and ingredients for my batch-cooking recipes, which I then bring home to cook, separate into single-serving containers, and enter into Spark recipes to get the nutrition facts for each serving. I track my calories each day, with a lot of copying a meal from one day to another. I go to the gym or run outside almost every day, and I go to Body Pump Tuesdays, Thursdays, and once per weekend (I think I like the Sunday class better than the Saturday class at my new gym). I'm still losing very slowly, but even that will stop soon if it hasn't already, because I'm basically at a realistic, maintainable weight.

There will be a few ups and downs. This past Saturday I was not particularly careful about my eating, and even though I was physically extremely active all day I gained some weight. However, I was not in the least bit anxious about it, and I wouldn't even consider it "off track" really, because the term "off track" to me implies that I did something wrong. In a lifelong healthy lifestyle, there are going to be days like that and it's perfectly OK. I've since returned to my usual eating habits and just as I knew would happen, the temporary extra pounds have been slipping back off. (In all honesty I was a bit worried that a day of less careful eating might drag me into a spiral of unhealthiness like what has happened to me before, but I made sure to stick to my routine and just allow myself moderate extra snacks when I really needed them. There will be no more downward spirals into the doom of unhealthiness for me!)

There will be times when my routine gets disrupted or altered - like if/when we finally buy a house and/or have a baby - and when those times come I'm sure I'll need to do a lot more blogging to figure it all out. But for now things are mostly same old! That's not to say things are easy - of course there are times it sounds nice to slack off on a workout or overeat junky foods. But I keep on making good choices, beause a healthy lifestyle, for me, really is about plugging away at it week after week, never expecting sudden miracles, but knowing that the long-term effects are profound.

  
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NO1JESS 5/22/2011 9:14PM

    Wow, impressive!! I "know" what works for me, but it's hard to be consistent/ realistic/ and do everything it takes... Way to go!

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NHGRL68 5/21/2011 8:50AM

    Sounds like you have it all figured out! You know yourself now and your body and know what you need to do. Your walking the talk. Healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle are ingrained in you now. emoticon emoticon

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SKYFYRE 5/21/2011 3:43AM

    Paragraph # 2... Awesomeness!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/19/2011 7:09PM

    I read this and got a HUGE smile on my face. I feel much the same way. I'm nowhere near goal at this point, but a heck of a lot closer than when I started 2+ years ago. But your mentality matches mine a lot. One day, or even 2 or 3 for that matter, will not kill you. We know what works, we know what to do, and we go back to doing it.

Congrats on having such a healthy attitude and mindset!

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SEEHOLZ 5/19/2011 1:13PM

    Perfect sentence at the end! I love reading your "boring" blogs... to me, they are great reminders of why consistency is such a key!

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CRYSBROWN1 5/18/2011 2:27PM

    Nice, you've found what what works for you rinse & repeat! You've come a long way!

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MBSHAZZER 5/18/2011 11:54AM

    You say "just plugging along", but it's actually HUGE that being active and eating so well is just second nature now!

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FRIZGIRL 5/18/2011 11:35AM

    xoxoxoxoxox I love this blog and I love how confident and amazing you are. It's been fun watching you change over the years. I also think you have "made it". Keep posting and keep us updated on the house/potential baby stuff. Even if you don't have new health/fitness goals, it's always nice to hear about what is going on in your life.

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 5/18/2011 11:26AM

    Sounds like you have a great, healthy lifestyle! Enjoy plugging along! :)

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HOPERY 5/18/2011 11:21AM

    Sounds like you have really changed the lifestyle. Great Job!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/18/2011 11:19AM

    Imho, you've made it to the goal! Congrats!!!!!

I hope that I am in your shoes 3+ years from now. Thanks for taking the time to post.

-with admiration, Bri

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Less than 5 pounds away from goal weight!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Back in early 2010, when I got married, my weight hovered around 145 for a little over a month, so somehow that became my goal weight. Still not sure whether that's my permanent goal weight, but I like how I feel at that weight.

Last night I didn't get enough sleep...hubby worked really late... so this morning I was still a little fuzzy-eyed when I stepped on the scale. Keep in mind three days ago I was 152.2, two days ago 151.2, yesterday 150.2.... so when I saw that there was a 7 in the ones place I thought something was wrong. I thought it said 157.8....but then I blinked the sleep out of my eyes and realized the scale was saying 147.8!!! WHAT?! Of course I didn't believe it and got off and on a thousand times until it finally settled in at 149.2. I'll take it - I'm under 150! Closer to 100 pounds than 200 pounds! And less than five pounds away from my goal weight!

YAY :)

  
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PAPER_WINGS18 5/17/2011 10:49PM

    HOOOOORAYYYYYY! THIS IS FABULOUS, lady!!! :D SO proud of you!! Keep up the amazing work!

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SANDEROSE 5/14/2011 12:16PM

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How exciting!! I was at 145 for a little while in 2010 too, and that is my next big goal. I would LOVE to see the scale in the 140's again! I'm so excited for you!
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LIL_EZZY 5/14/2011 6:29AM

    You are amazing Susan Way to go.....

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SKYFYRE 5/13/2011 6:00PM

    Woot! And I like the part about being closer to 100 lbs than to 200 lbs! Hahaha! Awesome!

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HROSS1127 5/13/2011 10:13AM

    AWESOME!!! TRYING TO GET WHERE YOU ARE!!!

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MARATHONER340 5/13/2011 9:13AM

    you have made such amazing progress in these last few months and I'm so happy you're so close to your goal! And it really seems like you're doing things the RIGHT way - and it's paying off! congrats!

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HOPERY 5/13/2011 1:03AM

    Woot! emoticon

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-FEMALE- 5/12/2011 7:41PM

    YAY!!! WTG!!!

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CARILOUIE 5/12/2011 7:26PM

    Go go go go go!!!!!

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TATYPREZ 5/12/2011 6:13PM

    Aint no stopping you nooowww. You're on the move! Let's celebrate. :)

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DAMIENDUCKS 5/12/2011 5:45PM

    Yay!! There's no stopping you now!!

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MEGSFITNESS 5/12/2011 5:30PM

    Hehe! I chuckled at this entry too. I've done the on-again-off-again scale dance numerous times just to double-check my eyes lol. Glad that you like what you see.

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FITGIRL15 5/12/2011 4:28PM

    Nice work, Susan!
(PS.. the comment: "Closer to 100 pounds than 200 pounds!" made me chuckle!)
... you are on a roll, Chica! Ride the wave of momentum to that goal weight!

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PHD140 5/12/2011 3:47PM

    believe it! you've got this!!

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SEEHOLZ 5/12/2011 3:19PM

    Once you are ON, there is no stopping you Susan! I hope you know that you are my # 1 weight loss hero, mainly, because you EAT and don't starve yourself! I know how hard you work and I'm really proud of you!!!

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/12/2011 2:19PM

    yay! great job susan. i am most impressed you are not doing this as a "diet" and truly as a life change!

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ZIRCADIA 5/12/2011 2:03PM

    WOOHOO! :D

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MBSHAZZER 5/12/2011 1:28PM

    Fantastic, Susan! And it seems like this weight loss was pretty painless, too! Nice job!

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FRIZGIRL 5/12/2011 1:07PM

    Awesome job Susan!!!! I can't wait until you hit your goal weight and it seems so close!!!!!! You're doing so amazing.

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/12/2011 12:33PM

    Too awesome!

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REBECCAMA 5/12/2011 12:30PM

  Way to go!!

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JUSTCHELLE75 5/12/2011 12:28PM

    Congratulations. That is awesome

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ROCKCHALKSPARK 5/12/2011 12:24PM

    You go, girly!!!!! emoticon

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Same Old

Friday, May 06, 2011

Hi! It's been a long time since I've blogged, but that's because there's really nothing new. I am in a great place with both my eating and exercise, and I feel really healthy and happy. I've only lost one pound or so (there are daily fluctuations of course) in the past month and a half, but I am fine with that. I'm hanging around 151-152 these days...the highly desirable 140s are tantalizingly close! I haven't been blogging, but I've been writing a lot of "nutrition notes" on my tracker, which is something that is basically always open on my comptuer screen and being updated throughout the day. I'm eating 1800-2200 calories on a typical day, with a lot more every once in a while (like Easter for example). I'm going to Body Pump three times a week and recently increased my weights for squats and chest. I'm using the elliptical and running for my cardio and just wish I could find more songs (for my iPod) that really get me going because for me music makes SUCH a difference, but after a few listens a song's ability to rev me up wears off. Suggestions welcome. ;)

My husband and I are still looking at houses...haven't found the right one yet but we're confident that we will. Staying patient!

  
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FITGIRL15 5/9/2011 6:38PM

    For a little Latino flavor, try:
"Pause" - Pitbull
"En Sus Marcas Listos Fuera" - Daddy Yankee
"Bon Bon" - PitBull
"On the Floor" - Jennifer Lopez

& a few others... hip hop flavor:
"High High" - JD & Top
"Party Rock Anthem" - LFMAO
"More" - Usher


I could go on and on....


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MEGSFITNESS 5/9/2011 2:11PM

    Adele is my new favorite artist :) She rocks my socks. Maybe she'll move your feet :D

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SLENDERELLA61 5/8/2011 7:52PM

    Try fitmusic.com. I got about 10 free 20 minute workout downloads there. In fact, I ran to Bouncy House set on repeat in my recent victory. (Thanks for celebrating with me on my blog!!) I found a bunch of free music downloads on Baptist Hospital Online - a bike download, an elliptical workout, a treadmill workout, a walking workout, an abs workout, etc. I paid for a download from fitmagazine.com. I got a 120-134 Beats Per Minute workout for $8.95. Podrunner has free downloads, too. There was one that was 167 Beats per minute, but that is too fast for me!! You may just want to google "free workout videos" and see what you find! -Marsha

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SPARKNMOM 5/6/2011 7:07PM

    GREAT update!!

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/6/2011 6:45PM

    great job girl

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BRUIN2 5/6/2011 5:13PM

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ALLISON145 5/6/2011 3:49PM

    You know I have the same thing about variety so I ditched my ipod and listen to Pandora satellite radio on my droid instead. Free and different every time! I usually listen to kesha radio to get fast tempo songs (not all by her... You pick an artist and they guess what you will like). It's awesome!

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KRITKRIT 5/6/2011 12:50PM

    Good to hear from you girl! Sounds like all is well!! Keep us updated on the housing!

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FRIZGIRL 5/6/2011 12:26PM

    Awesome job Susan! Good luck with finding a house... it's a long process. I think it took us 2 1/2 years, and we've spent the past 2 years fixing it up LOL! As for music, I'm usually good for most Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kesha... the "dance" or pop songs usually make me want to run more than most music I usually listen to.

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ZIRCADIA 5/6/2011 10:22AM

    I personally LOVE running to Ted Leo & The Pharmacists- practically every song on Shake the Sheets album is a great running song. :) That is like indie rock style. Right now I'm listening to the new Britney Album - as I type this - and there are some good songs on it, too! That would be good for running I think. I was using some certain songs to get my mojo on while aquajogging so not sure how the beats of these are for actual running but loved: LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean, Beyonce - Diva, I don'tremembertheartist - Bass Down Low. I also found it was fun (land running) to run to Flight of the Conchords peppy songs. :D hehehe. Because they are hilarious so they put a smile on your face and you just feel like flying. My running MP3 player is at home or else I'd look at it and see what else I'm not remembering that I loved... but Ted Leo is def my go to.

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MBSHAZZER 5/6/2011 10:18AM

    Susan, sounds like you are doing GREAT!! Very happy to hear that!

Song suggestions:

"One Love" - David Guetta
"Toyfriend" - David Guetta (yes, I'm on a kick!)
"I'm Not Your Toy" - LaRoux
"I Like To Move It" - not sure of the artist, but it's on the Madagascar soundtrack
"Good Vibrations" - Marky Mark

Enjoy!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 5/6/2011 10:13AM

    SOunds like you are on the right track and staying there. Keep it up!

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