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Day 3 of 42

Monday, February 20, 2012

If I'd kept all the rules about what I wasn't allowed to do, I would broken all of them by now, I think. Last night we went to Legal Seafoods and I had baked scrod, and then due to peer pressure we went to a bar where I had a Coors Light. According to my guesstimates on my tracker I barely squeaked in under 2,400 calories and was up 0.2 pounds today.

But, we don't go to restaurants or bars nearly as often these days as we used to (since we're trying harder to spend less now), so I'm not worried that I'm in some sort of bad pattern.

Yesterday as I was in the gym studio setting up for Body Pump I discovered that there wasn't going to be any Body Pump class! They couldn't find a BP certified sub so instead there was going to be a muscle conditioning class. So I tried it, and I'm pleasantly surprised to say that I had wobbly legs a bit afterwards and a little delayed onset muscle soreness today, which I don't normally get, which to me says that I worked myself out in new ways, and that is good! My guess is that the move that really got my legs was when we did calf heel lifts from a plie position (not sure I'm describing it adequately, but as the instructor said, it hurts but it's effective!). We also did some stuff that works muscles I don't normally work, like forearms /rotator something-or-others.

That's all for now - have a great day, hope you all have the day off!!

  
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WOLFSHADESS 2/20/2012 4:16PM

    Ugh, I miss group classes... My gym doesn't have them.
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    DOM might be the best/worst feeling ever. :-)



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One day down, 41 to go

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I just decided this morning that my new plan will stay in effect until March 31, 2012. That is my hubby's 30th birthday party (yes, he is four years younger than I am!) and we're having a party that day at our house, when the house will be in an almost-semi-finished state (we bought it in August and have been working HARD on it ever since), and having all our local friends and family over to see it. ALSO, not that I'm going around telling people this in real life, but I'll tell my Spark friends - my hubby has promised me that we can start TTC once he turns 30! Sooo.... March 31, 2012 is a big deal!! What a perfect end date to my plan/diet/challenge/hahaha who cares what I call it.

That means my plan is exactly six weeks long. I started the plan yesterday weighing - yuck - 170.0. For my height, healthy BMI starts at 154, and I also think that I look pretty good at that weight. Therefore, I want to lose 16 pounds in 6 weeks, which is a lot, but I'm one day in right now and have already lost 1.2 (168.8 this morning). Oh, and a disclaimer to all those who have suggested lately that I stop paying attention to the scale - that would go completely against my nature. I would feel lost without my scale. I'm not one of those people who reacts badly when I see a temporary gain on the scale - I prefer to have the info so I can see how different things affect my weight in different ways. So... I may appear scale-obsessed over these next six weeks, and I'm sure people will continue to comment on my blogs that I stop weighing myself so often, but I am just going to agree to disagree with them. :)

So. Yesterday I did some brainstorming in a Word file of what my plan would entail. I got fairly detailed about things like "No: desserts, alcohol, restaurants, snacks that aren't XYZ," etc. I also wrote "Calorie limit: 2,400 per day," "Before/after pictures," and "Reward???" I then proceeded to show this list to my husband to ask him for his opinion, and his first reaction was, "This isn't sustainable." I said, "It's not supposed to be sustainable - it's a temporary plan." He then went on to make me feel bad about almoste every item on the list. He thought the 2,400 calorie limit was too high and I should do 2,000. He said, "What's up with the reward?" in what I took to be a possibly sarcastic tone (though I was being rather oversensitive). He also said, "Why would you want before/after pictures? Would that HELP?" and I said, "I guess not," and walked away. I was embarrassed that I'd even shown the list to him. He is in amazing shape even though he goes to the gym only twice a week (and the less he goes to the gym, the less he weighs), and he never thinks about what he eats because he's one of those people who can get distracted and forget about eating. He can't relate to feeling like I can't function without a certain level of fuel in my body (and that level, for me, seems to be at the other end of the spectrum than for him - ridiculously high! I was a grump last night because I was hungry after having eaten "only" 2,200 calories!?!). In the end I decided that my ONLY rule on the list would be to limit myself to no more than 2,400 calories per day.

Anyway, later on in the day he sort of apologized, then yelled at me again (this time about how I needed to just "stop bingeing" and when I told him I hadn't been bingeing he was like "fine, overeating," and yelling at me that I couldn't deny that I overeat), then he apologized AGAIN. So we're friends again, but what a rough way to start. If he'd been all enthusiastic and wanted to get out the camera for before pictures and saying how he couldn't wait to compare them to the afters and how he'd support me in my choices, well, I don't know. I guess I can do this even without a bubbly cheerleader. I know he wants me to do this, and last night he even prepared me a dinner that helped me stay within my calorie limit, but he doesn't and won't ever understand how this is difficult for me, because it has never and will never be difficult for him.

Anyway. I don't want to end this post on a down note. Despite all that unpleasantness yesterday I am excited about this plan, and it's exciting that just one day in and I'm already in a lower "weight decade" than I was when I started (160s vs. 170s). Before today I hadn't even seen the 160s since 2/11.

Here are some reasons I'm doing this:
*I need to fit back into my pants
*TTC is apparently easier/faster when you're at a normal BMI
*I really, really want to be able to run without knee pain
*Seeing everyone at J's bday party and having lots of photos taken

  
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STEFANIE822 2/27/2012 1:11PM

    It seems like most of us wish we could have a cheerleader in our significant other, but it's just not going to happen. I have decided that as long as mine is supportive of my efforts, I'll be happy with that. However, he will never understand how hard this is for me. Never. That's why I have Spark :)

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MEADSBAY 2/19/2012 9:43PM

    I also learned the hard way not to expect my husband to be a emoticon
Supportive, yes, cheerleader, no.
They absolutely do NOT get us-
whether they have wt issues or not-
they do not feel the cultural pressures to be thin that we do.
Also, they do not want to have to change at all.
Your plan sounds fine.
Maybe if you filled up with lots of fruits and veggies you could keep the calories on the lower end without feeling hungry.
Good luck with the TTC!
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WOLFSHADESS 2/19/2012 6:52PM

    I can totally relate to SO many things that you just wrote about.
First, my husband and I bought our house in April 2010... It's a never ending project. We worked our asses off and got so sick of painting that we still haven't finished. :)
Second, I also weigh myself daily. I'm fine with fluctuations and all that stuff and it doesn't bother me at all. It happens. But I find that I tend to get lazy if I don't weigh myself every morning. It's a constant reminder of why I'm so determined to stick to my diet and exercise. Plus, I'm also fascinated with how what I eat affects my body :)
Third, while you obviously can't limit yourself from some things forever when you're trying to lose weight - the longer you stay away from some things, the less you crave them. A few years ago, it was SO easy for me to stay away from desserts, soda, alcohol, and generally crappy foods. I got so used to my eating habits that I just didn't want any of it anymore. (Amazingly - only a week into restarting my diet and exercising - it's already easy again! So far! :)
Fourth, that being said, my husband can also be a bit... insensitive... sometimes. He's very supportive and I know he pushes me because he knows it's what I want (he thinks I look fine), but he just doesn't seem to get it sometimes. There were times that he would question everything I was eating and what I wasn't exercising enough...blah blah blah... And it made me self-conscious and made me feel so alone because I starting following that plan because I was embarrassed not to, not because it made me happy. Luckily, I think he learned that this method doesn't really work with me. Especially since he couldn't care less how he looks and eats crap in front of me all the time.
Fifth - totally excited for you that you're TTC soon!!! We've tried unsuccessfully so far, but now that's on hold with me trying to get this CO job... Can't really go through the academy if I'm pregnant, but hopefully soon!
Anyway, just remember, do what YOU want to do! If you really want to stick to that list that you made - give it shot! People who don't have to live their whole lives paying close attention to what they eat just to maintain a normal weight don't get it... especially that ones who are able to eat a week's worth of what we eat in just one day... and lose 5 pounds. :) (Those jerks... lol) But we all know your struggle here! Good luck!
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ALLISON145 2/19/2012 1:44PM

    My husband has had similar reactions in the past, so I just don't share my plans with him now. He reacts much better if he just sees me making better choices than if I lay out a grandiose plan with all sorts of rules... because he knows as well as I do how hard that is to do, let alone for an extended period of time.

I know you've been able to lose on pretty "high" (relatively speaking) ranges before, but if you really want to drop almost 3 pounds a week then 2000 or even 1800 isn't a bad place to be. You'll have to gut it out for the first week or so, but after that your tummy gets used to it. Once I get past the cravings/rumbly tumbly I actually feel like I have more energy at around 1500 calories than I do around 2000. Maybe because my body isn't working so much on digestion? Hard telling, we're all different. :)

Anyway, best of luck with your plan! You can do whatever you set your mind to!

-Allison

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FITGIRL15 2/19/2012 12:26PM

    Susan,
I'm sorry that your husband reacted the way he did about your new, well thought out plan. Hopefully, going forward, he will start to see how much joy your plan brings you and that if he's on board with it, that joy will bring him joy too! :)


I think a 6 week plan is a perfect start for you!!! And I know you'll feel GREAT on the other side of this. What a great way to start your family! I have no doubt that you'll loose 10+ pounds during this time!!! You are so dedicated to your plans, don't let your hubby derail you so soon!

I say, stick to your original plan and see what results you get after a few weeks... tweak at that point! Good Luck, Chica!!!

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MBSHAZZER 2/19/2012 10:43AM

    Susan, I think your plan is fine, as long as you do realize that it's temporary! :D Because while I think your hubby was a little insensitive (OK, a LOT insensitive!), it isn't really sustainable. But you do have an end date, which is good, and you know, I think that after 6 weeks, you'll find that some things you really can live without.

I do have to say... I am one of those people who can do a lot on VERY little food. Being hungry makes me high and I like it! :D But that said, my BF needs to eat about every 2 hours, and I get that... we are all different and no two people will have the same results on the same program, so you have to do what works for you.

Sorry to hear your hubby is not being supportive.

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KISHYMARIE 2/19/2012 8:33AM

    I think it's great that you set out a plan for yourself. Don't feel embarrassed you showed it to him... I think sometimes people who don't struggle with their weight seriously just don't get it. And I think before and after pictures are amazing for a few reasons... you will always be able to look and see how far you've come! And also, you will inspire yourself and others to keep moving forward. Good luck!

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ZIRCADIA 2/19/2012 8:25AM

    Well I'm in the middle of starting a very unsustainable plan - but when I was losing weight I KNEW my calorie level wouldn't be sustainable forever. It's set low to lose weight and will raise for me to maintain. I got willy nilly last week but I'm getting back on the wagon. Anyway - point being. It's only 6 weeks. If your calories need to be lower to lose, so be it. And also - expect to be hungry at first when adjusting to a new range! If you're always hungry after a while, then yeah, sure that might be a problem. But at first it's going to feel different. When you get used to overeating, eating a normal amount feels HUNGRY. So embrace the hunger in these starting stages. Drink some water, chew some gum, and roll on. (and I'm saying all these things to myself, too!!!!)

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CHEROKEE1946 2/19/2012 8:20AM

    What is TTC???

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Second Blog Post of the Day

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today, for the first time in a long time, I tracked all my calories. And as of right now I'm well within my range. Of course it's not even 5:30 P.M. yet and we're going to the gym tonight. However, if I'm hungry later tonight I'll have something light, and I'll track it.

  
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ALLISON145 2/18/2012 7:18PM

    Good for you! Keep it up!!!

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MARIE405 2/18/2012 5:28PM

    Woo Hoo Way to go. Keep up the great work

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Great Habits Leading to Great Results? HA!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Picture a moderately overweight woman who would love to drop just a few pounds through a moderate, balanced, lifestyle approach. She's tried tracking her calories a bunch of times and basically knows now how many calories are in the things she eats, so this time she's trying to make decisions based on her body's signals and her intuition.

What does she do? She tries to balance mostly healthy eating choices with small treats in moderation. She prepares almost all of her meals herself using mostly only ingredients that would make any Sparker proud (fruits, vegetables, fish, spices, chicken, beans, plain Greek yogurt, flax, etc.). She portions her meals out in advance to remove the temptation of eating too large a portion, or more than one portion. She eats mostly fruit for snacks, although if the occasional chocolate should come her way she'll indulge in a small treat. She drinks coffee in the morning, and a glass of wine with dinner, but mostly just sticks to water or decaf green tea. She's never uncomfortably hungry, and she's never uncomfortably stuffed. Her energy level is great.

Does she exercise? Does she ever! She works out on average about six days per week, one hour per session. She strength trains her whole body three times per week with the heaviest weights she can manage with good form, and although some forms of cardio have been bothering her joints lately, she pushes hard with any kind of cardio that DOESN'T hurt (the stair climber tends to be a good choice).

In addition, she sleeps well, weighs herself each morning (and tracks it daily on SparkPeople), and reads blogs/articles/books to stay informed and motivated.

Someone with habits like this is probably experiencing gradual, healthy weight loss, right?

NO! This person is me (obviously), and I have been living like this for the past several months, and I am slowly but surely GAINING weight.

If I'm going to see my weight go down, this isn't the way to do it. I just can't do it without tracking my calories. It seems like it should be possible, but I need to wrap my head around the fact that, for me, it just is not.

I've been toying with the idea of a temporary diet. Yeah, I said it. DIET. It's such a dirty word, and I don't know why. I could call it a "challenge" and be politically correct, but really it's a diet. It would be something like a month-long period with tracking and a few self-imposed guidelines, and I know I'd drop some poundage. I don't know what I'd do after the set period ends (other than reward myself), but at least it'd be a little momentum in the right direction.

My face looked fat in the mirror today. :(

  
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CARILOUIE 2/19/2012 7:54AM

    When I stopped tracking, I was good for a while, and then the weight started to creep up. I forgot how little things could really add up. And I went back to tracking. And even though I can't stand it, it's helped me get back on the weight-loss track. Not only does it help me keep track of how many calories are in foods, but it keeps me from totally going food crazy some nights. Like I'll have a bag of chips and before I dig into the ice cream, I'll think "I'll track this and see where I am." And usually just seeing the number keeps me from doing any *more* damage.

Good luck!

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CRYSBROWN1 2/18/2012 5:52PM

    I have so been there...

In my case, much like has been already mentioned it was the portion that were getting out of control. I had myself convinced that I was mostly making the right choices but little by little sneaking things in or going over calories. Just to get on track I do not think that the D word is necessarily bad, it's just a matter of challenging yourself, a little nutrition clean up. Do what works for you!

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SEEHOLZ 2/18/2012 1:35PM

    Okay- how much weight are you gaining? 1 lbs per week- .5 lbs? Have you thought about doing just what you are doing, WITH tracking? Sometimes even if I eat healthy, I might underestimate my calories- so if I eat 4 servings of nuts, I might think like I ate 2 and I definitely do not feel stuffed from eating nuts. Also, sometimes I might eat think I eat 3 oz of chicken and eat 4 or forget that I ate 2 slices of bread, thinking I ate 1. It's weird, but it happens to me sometimes while i track and I wonder why I am not loosing weight. I have been pretty much at the same weight for awhile and while i am super happy that I am not gaining- I am annoyed at times that I am not loosing when I feel like I should- even if only very slowly.
I think that doing a temporary diet might not be a bad idea- to jumpstart your weight loss- maybe even 2 weeks or something. Plus, in the past, you were able to keep the momentum going with regards to tracking by sticking to your diet, right?

Either way, the tracking might be insightful in many ways. If I remember right, after you came back to Spark afte leaving summer of 2009 when you got engaged, you struggled with loosing weight for a little while and then you just tracked and slowly you started making better choices till you geared up for the "diet" for your wedding. I might have the dates wrong, but I do remember how relaxed you were at the time and how the weight started coming off.

Good luck! I know you'll figure it out Susan!!!

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MEADSBAY 2/18/2012 11:53AM

    OH.
I thought you were writing about me! emoticon

Have you tried calorie cycling (2-3 days low- 1 day high)?
Just a thought.
How about sliding the scale way under the bed for a month?
Focus on your wonderful life and how fantastic you are FEELING mow.
Diet, schmiet!
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FITGIRL15 2/18/2012 11:35AM

    I think our bodies work very similar to how they did in the cave man days.
Feast & famine. There are times when there would be NO FOOD around, so they would starve... but then when someone was successful in their hunting, the families would eat like crazy on their kill (binges?) I think we naturally SHOULD restrict our calories from time to time, to keep our metabolism functioning at it's peak. (We all know that doing the same thing over time... will NOT WORK for your body... and as you age, your metabolism DOES naturally slow down. So if you are not stoking it once a year, it will continue to fall!)

Good Luck with whatever you decide to try!!!!

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ALIENANGEL 2/18/2012 11:19AM

    i know i will have to track forever. otherwise i gain. makes me cry, but it is what it is.

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ALLISON145 2/18/2012 10:49AM

    I can relate. I'm up four pounds in the last few weeks because I stopped tracking consistently. I thought I could go without but obviously I'm just not there yet. I actually started a challenge with a friend today and you're right... In reality it's a diet. I need to keep tracking and trying really hard to get where I want to be before I even think about relaxing or being intuitive. Some people can do it early but I can't. Sounds like you're in the same boat. We need to quit wishing it wasn't true and do what we need to do.

You can do this. Really.

Allison

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SOULTHIN 2/18/2012 10:15AM

    Hello,

I know how you feel, I am a vegetarian, pretty much I see myself in your description. My job is a physical job, in theory I burn about 350 calories every 50 minutes that I work, and on top of that I take care of most of the house chores and 4 kids, 3 of them boys, so I do my rounds at running after them in the park, and I walk 45-60 minutes a day at the local exercise track, with 3 or 4 days a week 30 minutes eliptical training at my gym, and guess what .... I snail down the pounds!!! , yesterday I went to the doctor, and in theory I weight 6 pounds more than 5 days ago, something must be wrong right?,

I have made a decision: I am not going to let the pounds to rule or ruin my life. I am eating what I eat and exercise because it is important for my health, my blood pressure is fine , no cholesterol , no diabetes, no heart problems and I am flexible and able to move which believe me is really important, especially as we age.

I know that by living as healthy as possible, I lowering my risk of being sick and increasing my recovery chances if I am sick.
I want to do as much as i can to be around for my children, and be around in an optimal condition.

Do not give up your healthy habits, they are still good for you

All the best,

SoulThin

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MUSICANDWORDS 2/18/2012 10:12AM

  Unfortunately for us females, working out 1 hour a day every day should maintain our weight- not drop it at all! Stupid female stupidness, right! Good for you for keeping up with exercising needed to stay healthy, though! Imagine if you weren't doing what you're doing now- how much weight you'd be gaining!

Why not add 15 more minutes each day? What's an extra 15 minutes at the gym going to harm? Just when you feel you can't take any more, push a little more!

Adding exercise into your every day is key, too. Can't focus at work? Instead of browsing facebook, get up and walk around the office. Do push ups in during commercials!

The weight gain is probably muscle from all your wonderful strength training. Be proud of it! But make sure you're getting in enough exercise that it isn't fat.

Good luck!

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Thank You!

Monday, February 06, 2012

SparkPeople is the best. You guys on this site are so sweet and supportive, and it shocks me how many of you guys actually "get" me. :) Thank you so much for the comments on my downer of a post.

I've been thinking about it, though, and I really think I have to give myself credit. I think I DON'T have an all-or-nothing attitude anymore. I may not do the one thing that will actually cause me to lose weight (restrict calorie intake), but I work HARD in a lot of other aspects! I still prepare myself healthy smoothies for breakfast every morning and batch-cook and calorie-count healthy recipes on the weekends, and I still ATTEMPT to have nothing for snacks other than 1 baggie of almonds, fruit, and veggies all day (some days are much more successful in that area than others). I KNOW I sound like a total idiot when I say that I work hard in every area except for the one that will make a difference in my weight, but that's because I really do feel so much better when I eat until satiated instead of restricting...yes that's an excuse, but that's the area where I feel most confused and conflicted.

What I'm really most proud of is my exercise. I think I'm in pretty decent shape for an overweight person. Yes, Patty, I can and do use the elliptical, but I just love how it feels to run outside, especially since we've had some freak warm February days around here, and I would be miserable if I couldn't do that. I think I'll be fine with running as long as I don't do it TOO often, and if I manage to figure out how to drop a few pounds that'll make running a lot better. Oh, and I should probably be calling it "jogging" instead of "running," because, surprise surprise, I'm slow. But I don't care. I read a quote recently that said that even the slowest jogger still laps everyone who's sitting on the couch, and I just loved that. :)

Yesterday I was taking a Body Pump class with an instructor who's kind of known for being unlikeable. He's constantly telling people that they're doing a move wrong or not using enough weight, and that rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but I know he's just trying to help. Anyway, yesterday he was going on and on about how nobody was using enough weight and even said, "Your weights out there are looking pretty wimpy today!" during the lunge track. But then he pointed directly at me, with my slightly heavier weight selection, and said, "SHE'S working hard." It made me smile big even though I know he's sort of a jerk. Haha. But I also immediately thought, I have to share this story with my Spark friends. :)

Soooo...nobody worry, I'm definitely NOT giving up. I just still have to figure out whether my goal is to be the healthiest overweight person I can be, or whether I'm going to try yet again to lose weight and figure out some way to keep it off for a change.

  
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TRACYZABELLE 2/15/2012 5:36AM

    You keep on plugging along and you don't give up-- I love that about you!

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KATYMARIA 2/9/2012 7:41PM

    Wow. Looks like you have been staying active! I love getting outside too, it makes me feel more alive and in touch with the world! I wouldnt worry about being slow! I agree with that quote, it is getting out there that does it! Plus it is addicting, you keep wanting to get faster- I love the run map tool on here and I am obsessed with my nike/ipod gizmo it makes me compete with myself!!

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FITGIRL15 2/9/2012 12:58AM

    "I just still have to figure out whether my goal is to be the healthiest overweight person I can be, or whether I'm going to try yet again to lose weight and figure out some way to keep it off for a change."

This statement struck me as strange! You are NOT overweight!!! Or maybe I'm not seeing all your weight from the pics you post!
And by the way, being healthy is more important then being SMALL anyways.... FIT comes in all shapes and sizes, babe!

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SEEHOLZ 2/8/2012 8:44PM

    OMG- I hope I wasn't sounding like some biatch, because I was not trying to be all preachy or something-lol. I soo understand about the whole running thing- trust me on that! I think my body would benefit from not running, yet I don't want to give it up, so I try to find a way to be able to run-lol. So I totally get it? What I meant was to actually encourage to keep your running and try to keep the elliptical, so you don't get discouraged when you do run.
As for the rest of the stuff, I think you are totally fair and honest with yourself and that's what's most important. You got it all right! Trust that.

I soo understand your love for BP as well, because you got passion for it and it shows- big time! Keep rocking those workouts and doing your things- it suits you :-)

And I'll try to shut up more, even though sometimes that's hard for me as I tend to get carried away when I care- oops.



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PHD140 2/7/2012 10:38AM

    I love you're honesty here! We all have different goals and we can only pursue them when we're truly ready. It's great that you're working on your fitness in the meantime. In my experience, diet seems to trump excercise when it comes to weight loss--- but it's super important to be fit & stay fit if you hope to keep it off! So all in all, you're building a great foundation for whatever you decide to do next!

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MBSHAZZER 2/7/2012 10:13AM

    Susan, it's much more productive to focus on what you're doing RIGHT rather than what you're not doing. Personally, I hate to be hungry - I would never count calories or overly restrict myself. At the end of the day, it is more important to be fit and healthy than to be 10 pounds lighter.

I love that the instructor called you out in class! That's awesome!!

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GETMETO50 2/7/2012 1:04AM

    I am glad you realize and give yourself credit for what you have accomplished...I like the idea of being the healthiest overweight person I can be...that is where I am and it really isn't so bad! Weight loss is a great bonus but don't rush it, let it happen on its own because you are exercising and the eating will come in time and if not you are still doing great by being mindful of what you are eating!

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MEADSBAY 2/6/2012 9:17PM

    We are SO on the same page.
I am fat but fit, for sure.
My HRM (programmed for me by a PT at my gym) shows me burning 600-700-800 cals every time I go to the gym- at least 4, usually 5x a week, for 60-90 min- a combo of cardio equipment, kettlebells, ST, HIIT, step and dance aerobics.....
But going hungry?
No- not for me.
I will keep trying to find the right path for me.
I actually think I have starved and yo-yo-ed myself up to nearly 200 lbs over the years (I'm nearly 60)- using fad diets, diet pills, and low calorie diets.
No more.
99% healthy eating for me and plenty of emoticon
That is how I live my life.
Oh, and my blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, etc. are all excellent.
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LIFESANATTITUDE 2/6/2012 8:56PM

    Yea! You go girl!

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CARILOUIE 2/6/2012 8:42PM

    Body Pump is an interesting class. I used to love to go, but I would get a little frustrated at the people who were using bad form and not being corrected. Especially on some of the tracks where form is super important - like the deadlifts and the squats & lunges. But anyway... I love the story about your weights in class! And I totally think like that at the gym - "I can't wait to share that with my Spark friends!" Ha!



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