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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

    emoticon emoticon

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.
Cindy emoticon
GREAT job on the run by the way. You rock! emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/28/2010 4:48:33 PM

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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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I've been Robbed

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I've been robbed, of a super fantastic workout that is. Went to kickbox class last night and had a new instructor - she was new for our class, but not as in never done this before. She was totally unprepared to teach us, she didn't know the routines, couldn't get her groove going and kept us jumping all over the place trying to follow what she was doing all the while she was trying to figure out what she was doing as she went along. I say again, I've been ROBBED.

I paid for this class and was so mad, I wanted to quit half-way because it was so disorganized. I wanted my money back, but I just kept my big mouth shut and finished the class. I know people have "off" days, but I don't pay for someone to have an "off" day, it's their job.

I was hanging my head in utter disappointment as I left class, I certainly didn't get what I came for - 1,000 workout, more like 500 or what I paid for. Bummer.

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/30/2010 1:04PM

    I would certainly mention this to the owner, ask for a credit for another class vs a refund, they are usually agreeable on those terms.

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IAMFIRMIN 6/26/2010 6:06AM

I would still ask for a refund.. explain.. your disatisfaciton..

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SKATVEN 6/25/2010 4:42PM

    Well this is one of those 'thought that counts' I'd prob mention it to the owner... especially if it happens again :) No sense wasting your calories!

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JLITT62 6/25/2010 4:08PM

    Well, any workout is better than no workout. She was probably really nervous to be subbing.

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PERSISTENT_GIRL 6/24/2010 10:11PM

    Ahh too bad to hear that! I know what you mean! the instructor is everything! You should of took over and did the moves you remember from previous classes! You should give your coments with the gym manager!
Hope you had a better workout next time!
Im sure you still did great with your workout and you will succeed no mather who 'robs' you! emoticon

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CSIENK 6/24/2010 2:07PM

    I can certainly understand your frustration. Is she the new, permanent instructor, or just filling in? Do you have to go to more classes with her, or was it a one-time class? Sorry for my ignorance... I'm not sure how those classes work. If it were me, I might be inclined to mention it to the owner and tell him/her that I'll give it one more try before asking for my money back. Like you said, everyone has an "off" day, but you should also get what you pay for.
Good luck with whatever you do.
Cindy emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/24/2010 2:12:52 PM

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SEEAMANDARUN 6/24/2010 9:46AM

    That is a bummer! I remember feeling the same way after a spin class, but since it was included in my gym membership, I couldn't really do anything about it.

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POKERDONK 6/24/2010 9:14AM

    that sucks...mention it to the owner as problems can't be fixed if they don't know about it

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BUDRFLY31 6/24/2010 9:13AM

    Yes, try to get credit for the class, but be patient with the instructor. Hopefully, with constructive criticism, she will find out if she is cut out for this job or she will try harder next time.

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TRUFFLE0113 6/24/2010 9:09AM

  Why not mention this to the owner? At the very least they will get some constructive criticism, but you may get a refund or a credit for a free class. Good luck!

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