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My Weekend is Here !!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Leaving tonight to visit in-laws in WV and going to huge July 4th celebration at Point Park in Pittsburg, Hope everyone has a super fantastic holiday weekend. Remember to make healthy choices, just because it's a holiday doesn't mean we can all go hog wild with the calories. I promise I will only have a tiny sliver of mom's apple pie and I will pass on the potato salad - Pinkie Promise.

As we are celebrating this weekend, please remember our fine military members who have served and are currently serving to keep our country safe. God bless our military members and our fine nation. Happy 4th everyone.
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DLR430 7/2/2010 8:32AM

    Have a wonderful time!! I am going camping for the weekend and am determined to make good choices - get some walks in and hopefully survive the long weekend without a gain.

Enjoy!! It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend in PA. Yeah!!

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SHY1965SJ 7/1/2010 8:12PM

    Have a fun, safe and healthy 4th. emoticon

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    Have a great 4th. Be good. My birthday is thr 4th. Going to my brothers for a cookout and swim. I will be entering the 6th decade of my life but sure don't feel like it in my head. emoticon

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LNZMANSFIELD 7/1/2010 3:41PM

    Hope you have a great 4th! I am challenging myself to eat well and keep a positive attitude!

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/1/2010 3:38PM

    Have a good time!

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Any Glambert Fans????

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Last night I went to the Adam Lambert concert and let me just say WOW. He is a fantastic singer and quite the showman. I must say I was surprised at the people that attended this show, I thought there would be a bunch of, how shall I say this, ODD people, but none. All married couples, over 40 crowd so I fit right in. He did not disappoint, super fantastic actually. Here's a couple pics for you to enjoy.

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/1/2010 10:17AM

    That looks like it was so much fun. I haven't been to a concert in quite a while. Your report makes me want to go...NOW!

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SWEETPEA0214 7/1/2010 8:22AM

    I love Adam Lambert. He got a raw deal in that stupid awards show aftermath. But it's nice to see he has maintained his composure through it all. He is who he is and he's not going to be any different for anyone. AI was such a great disappointment this year because he had set the bar so high last year. I don't think there will ever be another like him that was totally flawless start to finish.

These pics are awesome and I am so glad you had a great time.

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HOKIEJEN13 7/1/2010 8:20AM

    YAYAY! Glad it was an awesome time and not super freaky weirdo like!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Today is the official day I take a look at my progress over this past month, my goal was to leave 160ville, however I fell one pound short of that goal. I reviewed everything over the past month and I do have a lot of reasons to celebrate and be thankful even though the scale let me down. Here's the deal, this month I have....

1. Lost 2.8 pounds
2. Lost 3.5 inches
3. Ate an average of 1475 daily (perfect range :)
4. Burned 8,967 calories
5. Exercised 2,298 minutes or 38.3 hours total
6. Started training for a 10K
7. Run at least 1.5 miles every day
8. Can run 3.5 miles without stopping
9. Taking cardio/bodysculpting classes - three times a week
10. Fit into a size 10/12
11. Have noticed a little muscle definition in the legs and shoulders

And last but not least...

I am FEELING skinny, sexy and alive for the first time in many years.

Not too bad overall I would say. For July I am going to keep on doing what I'm doing and see what amazing changes happen during the month.

I really wanted the touchdown this month, but I will take the field goal. Three points isn't too shabby and I'm still in the game. emoticon

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DLR430 6/30/2010 10:21PM

    Great Job and great attitude!! Awesome Field Goal!!! Keep up the good work - you are well on your way to a winning game!!! Woo Hoo....

Also - thank you for the encouraging words on my blog -- helps to have words of wisdom and encouragement from fellow spark friends... thanks sooo much..

best of luck on your weightloss - you have done fabulous so far!! Keep it up!!

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CECEJAY 6/30/2010 7:39PM

    WOW! Way to go!

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SKATVEN 6/30/2010 3:16PM


Not only are you running but those o'l fat cells can't keep up and are just flying away!


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GROEDER 6/30/2010 2:15PM

    You did GREAT!!!!! Keep it up. I'm proud of you.

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/30/2010 1:05PM

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Keep at it! You are on a roll!

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KMKILROY 6/30/2010 10:24AM

    Actually, from that list of accomplishments, I would say you've ALREADY had SEVERAL touch-downs! Feeling skinny and sexy, and building the fitness level you're ALREADY AT are FAR GREATER in magnitude than one silly little pound still showing on the scale. Heavens, that's likely just WATER! Give yourself some CREDIT where it is DUE!


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JLITT62 6/30/2010 9:23AM

    Excellent job!

I never make weight-date goals. They just don't work for me. I know they do for lots of people, but my body can be very stubborn sometimes (just like me).

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SEEAMANDARUN 6/30/2010 9:10AM

    YAY!!! Runners rock!!! emoticon

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TYGRLILY 6/30/2010 8:25AM

    you DEFINITELY have reasons to celebrate, those are some huge accomplishments! GOOD FOR YOU! really great to see how sticking to the plan and your efforts are rewarded!!! you are definitely an inspiration!! congrats!!!

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HOKIEJEN13 6/30/2010 8:05AM

    YAYAYAYAYA! I'm so happy for you! emoticon

All the numbers are amazing!!! Keep up the great work!

P.S. You're doing great at the 10K training - already running 3.5 miles straight with no stopping is something to be proud of!(Along with everything else of course!)

And, more than that, yay for feeling so much better than you have in a long time! I'm so happy/proud/thrilled/elated for you and to be able to share in your amazing feats!!!!!

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GR8CGRM 6/30/2010 8:00AM

    I am so proud of you... Your awesome.. You are looking sexier all the time. Keep up the hard work, it is paying off. Slow and steady wins the race. It's not who finishes first it's the one that finishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SWEETPEA0214 6/30/2010 7:52AM

    You are an amazing woman and one of my inspirations. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments.

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MZSLYDE01 6/30/2010 7:48AM

    emoticon - Your doing excellent.
OMG - 3.5 miles without stopping. UMMMM I am jealous.
I have to kick it into gear. Ha Ha Ha.
I love it. I bet you look fabulous.

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BBQ-ed Kickboxing Beatdown

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tried a delicious SP recipe last night. Slow cooked pork butt all day with 1 cup of ketchup and 1 can of diet coke, best BBQ ever. I served with coleslaw and tater tots, entire meal was less than 500 calories and boy did I need some extra calories last night - went to a different cardio kickboxing class - it was different instructor and different moves and WOW, did we get a great workout. When we left my sister and I were joking that we just had a "kickboxing beat down". We were completely whipped - but that means we gave it 110% and left there with 600 calories less than we came with - woot woot. Bring on some more kickboxing - YEAH !! emoticon

P.S. Didn't get up for the morning run, we have bodysculpting tonight, so we decided to save the energy for tonight's band of pain and ab crunches - ouch.

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SKATVEN 6/29/2010 5:00PM

    I'm glad you had a great class after the lack luster one the other day!

BBQ sounds amazing! I need to get some good slow cooker recipes

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SEEAMANDARUN 6/29/2010 9:16AM

    Woohoo! That sounds awesome. Don't you love the feeling after a particularly hard workout that you rock!

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CSIENK 6/29/2010 8:07AM

    emoticon for your beat-down kickboxing class! emoticon

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Still not moving, but ran twice as far

Monday, June 28, 2010

Got up for a morning run, the weather was absolutely beautiful, 77 degrees, slight breeze, perfect for a run. Instead of the usual 1.5 mile jog, I found my groove and just continued running until I was out of time, made it 3.5 miles this morning, more thanTWICE AS FAR. Hot dog, I am so happy with my progress this morning - I had to do something great since the scale has NOT MOVED in three weeks. What the heck?

I bumped up my calories and have been at this new calorie range and exercise regime for a month now, no progress showing on the scale, again I ask, what the heck? But I am able to run twice as far, keep up better with my kickboxing class, I'm building stamina and have noticed some muscles getting a touch of definition, but dang that scale.

The math all adds up with the calories and exercise, but no weight loss, I'm gonna say this one last time... What the heck?

Anyone know who I can see or talk to (doctor, nutrionist, etc.) to find out what is possibly wrong since I'm not losing weight?

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DDOORN 6/28/2010 7:19PM

    Just keep at it, shake up your routine with some different activities and I'm sure you'll see results in time. Out-stubborn those pounds! :-)


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CSIENK 6/28/2010 4:47PM

    Okay I'm stumped. It sounds like you're doing all the right things. I do understand your frustration. My plateau was 6 weeks long (no pounds or inches lost). You know I'm in maintenance now - staying within 5 lbs. When I get to the high end of that 5 lbs., I do a little calorie cycling. Here's a link to a calculator if you're interested.


(copy and paste the whole thing into a new browser)

I don't recommend the extreme fat loss numbers...and actually I don't use their numbers. I just use them as a guide - keeping to my own low and high SP recommended calories. So I would plan my week something like this...
Monday - mid-range - approx. 1450
Tuesday - low-range - 1340
Wednesday - high-range - 1600
Thursday - mid - 1400ish
Friday - low - 1350
Saturday - high- 1500-1600
Sunday - mid - 1450

Good luck and keep working at it.
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GREAT job on the run by the way. You rock! emoticon

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SKATVEN 6/28/2010 1:19PM

    Maybe u r building muscle! That's pretty impressive to double your distance 'just cuz' emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 6/28/2010 11:02AM

    Great on your run. I am excited that your going to be doing a 10K. That is awesome.
I wonder if your body is trying to do that - I won't budge thing because I believe this is supposed to be my natural weight.

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SEEAMANDARUN 6/28/2010 9:59AM

    Great job on the run! I don't know about the scale. Mine seems to be doing the same thing lately - boo for us!

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HOKIEJEN13 6/28/2010 9:41AM

    P.S. Congrats on the run! I'm impressed! You'll be running that 10K easily come October!!!

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HOKIEJEN13 6/28/2010 9:41AM

    Hmmm, there is a place called In Motion Physical Therapy. The BF goes there. He brought home a pamphlet that talked about Nutrition and Weight loss - the program looked really good and was reasonably priced.

Check this out:
BR>Hopefully you can get in with them and see if they can help you figure out why the scale isn't budging!

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