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Mojo, Mojo...where are you??

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday I was feeling pretty blah about my "non" weight loss...sorry to say that I am still feeling the same way....I think I am getting to the point where I don't care to "try" that hard anymore and that is sad...shameful even....

I don't know if it's the Spring weather and me thinking I should be a little further along in my weight loss than I am or if I just think it's too soon to be at a "plateau"...either way, I'm not very pleased....

I know about the "non-scale" victories and that muscle weighs more than fat because I have given that same advice to other SP...I'm not complaining about the weight that I have loss but my motivation is flying out the window very quickly these days....

I have been drinking more water than I care to mention...been going to the gym 6 days a week for the last 2 weeks and eating within my calorie range...TOM is gone as well so that is no longer an "excuse"...

I really don't know what else to do to spur a weight loss...I don't plan on taking any fat burning pills since I don't know what's in them and don't want to spend my money on them...I guess I should just fake it till I make know, just keep going to the gym (after all my TEAM class is paid for through June) and hope for the best....

Oh well...I'm done with my "pity party"

Have a great day!!!


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MRSGOFARR 4/20/2009 10:08PM

    First of all love the pic. That chic is fierce and i want to be her!

Second, you need to put a few thing in perspective here.

1) On any weight loss journey - you lose a lot of weight in the begining first and then things slow down. That is just how the body is.

2) Just as long as it took you to GAIN the weight - it may take you that long to LOSE it. People was gratification but unfortunately - its on the body's terms when its willing to give it to you. So you can get frustrated or you can give in and let go. TIME invested will show the true results. REMEMBER I went through 5 MONTH PLAT where I recorded EVERYTHING and worked out 6 days a week. But I stayed the course and some how my body said - oh its time. And started losing again in January.

3) You should google some weight loss articles that will illustrate the scientific knowledge behind losing weight and your body. You will find that losing weight is VERY hard for the body to do. You need to think in terms of this being something that is biological and not just - I am doing all the right things. I have read several articles about how you body reacts to losing weight, tries to hold on to the weight, etc. Research will put this in perspective for you.

4) If I gave up at any time during my LONG 5 MONTHS - I would have givin up 15 pounds lighter.

5) Aside from all the other reasons- you may want to investigate tweaking things just a bit. First, are you eating enough or too much food? Are you doing the SAME workouts? Bodies get used to that stuff real fast. Are you eating the same foods? So many people get lazy on diets (me included) and eat the same things over and over again because its easy to track, etc. Your body needs to have different foods to through it off. Try advocado, edamame, dried fruit, yogurts, almonds, etc. SWITCH it up big time. Also, for your cheat day - how much are you going over? This is actually a pretty big issues. I am an advocate of a cheat day but you can not go overboard. 1 pounds = 3500 calories and you have to burn 3500 cals to equal one pounds. In your cheat day - if you are consuming so many cals, you are defeating all the cals burned during the week. If one wants to see results- one must sacrifice which is why for the last two months I changed my cheat day to 3 times a month and whala - I started losing again.
Keep blogging honestly about how you feel.

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KIMKEI1 4/20/2009 8:16PM

    Please don't give up! I was in the same boat as you - nothing as far as the scale goes and then when I least expected it the scale just showed another 1 pound loss. Yea its small compared to how fast I was losing at the beginning of this journey but I know I'm moving in the right direction. I think our bodies just have to get adjusted - hence the plateau. You've come so far please don't give in!


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ROSE-MARY 4/20/2009 3:59PM

    I have been through the plateau stage every month, I am currently stuck at one right now. For the last two weeks I have climbed the scales and discovered that nothing has happened, I have been getting very down. I know I have done well so far but like you I workout 6 days a week and I'm not overeating. I sometimes wonder whether it is worth it but then I think how far I've come and it doesn't seem so bad. So you're not alone I'm there too, so close to my next goal and yet it seems so faraway. Got to keep going we will only be letting ourselves down. Chin up!

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A wonderful day to relax....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And that's exactly what I am's a nice weather day (although windy) so I went to church and have been just relaxing....

Back to work tomorrow so I will enjoy my peace and quiet while I can....

Hope everyone is having a blessed day!!!



um...this BETTER be muscle I'm gaining....

Saturday, April 18, 2009

And NOT fat...I weighed in this morning and didn't lose or gain anything...I don't know whether to be happy or disappointed...seriously, with all the water I've been drinking and all this exercising I've been doing I really expected to lose something...geesh..very frustrating to say the least...nothing like NOT seeing the scale move to make you want to fall off the wagon and run to the nearest fast food restaurant to drown out your emotions....well maybe not you, but definitely me...

But I'm not going to do that..instead I am going to eat and then go to the frustrated as I am right now, I won't derail everything...I have evaluated my eating and it's fine..I am not restricting anything from my diet because portion control, going over my calorie requirements, etc. is not my problem...I don't know what it is but my body is wanting to hang on to this fat..guess it's comfortable with it but I'm not...

Next week, I'll try to eat at the low end of my calorie range or something...I think I've tried everything in short of getting some sort of "fat burner" pill which I don't plan to do..but at some point, SOMETHING has to work...TOM just left but I don't think that has anything to do with me still holding on to weight...oh continues...

I am just very "blah" right now....hope everyone's weekend is better than mine!!!


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KIMKEI1 4/18/2009 6:58PM

    Same thing had been happening to me and I was really getting depressed by it. But someone else who had gone thru the same thing told me its because of all the working out. Muscle weighs more that body fat. She advised me to not go by the scale but how my clothes are fitting. So that's what I am trying to do and guess what-my clothes do fit a lot better!


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The weekend is here...

Friday, April 17, 2009

I worked out last night...I did the elliptical for an wasn't as bad as I expected but its still not my favorite thing to do but I know that the days I am not doing my treadmill class, I need to change up the cardio and do a different machine....I'll get on a bike soon...probably this weekend sometime...

I normally am "off" from exercising on Sat./Sun. but will probably go up there tomorrow evening to do something..gotta keep going regardless of the day..but Sunday is really an "off" day....that includes my diet (I don't go overboard but I do allow myself some "treats" without feeling guilty)...

I am on my 10th glass of water right now...and it's only internal organs have been pleasantly lubricated this week...and they appreciate it I hope!!

I will weigh myself in the morning..I hope that I have lost something...but won't be "too" discouraged if I didn' expectation but hopeful of a nice surprise!!!

Have a blessed weekend everyone!!!!!


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MRSGOFARR 4/17/2009 2:18PM

    I love that you give yourself a "chill day" over the weekend. we have to do that allow ourselves that! I would, however, encourage you to get involved with something "fun/active" on the weekend. There are times when we can not sustain the everyday workouts and life gets busy ect. Its very good to surround yourself with active activities like joining a tennis club or a walking group. after 14 months on this journey i realized that i had to start incorporated "regular" fittness in to my life as something that is just a part of it and takes little effort and is fun. We all through phases in this journey. You are soo freakin strong right now. you are going to have a rock hard summer body. keep it up. have you taken your measurements yet? i cant wait for you to post a before and after of your measurments. I STILL need to do that but i have my befores in a blog and will measure next week and post.

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Out of shape personal trainers??

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Last night at the gym, I noticed that a few of the personal trainers are out of shape...I'm not talking overweight (although some could stand to lose some weight) but definitely not "in shape" was moreso the men that it was the women...and I started thinking "Would I want someone training me when they need to be next to me working out?"...Probably not...well actually I wouldn't...there is no "probably" to it...

I could be being "picky" or something but if I am going to spend my money on a personal trainer, I would want one that looks like they could run a few laps without being out of that too much to ask? I wouldn't think so...

I'm not expecting perfection but isn't there some sort of "standard" they have to meet physically? Should there be one? Seriously a couple of them looked like they had just rolled off the couch and put on a "personal trainer" tag...ok..that was my rant abt the gym!!

I will be there tonight on the elliptical..trying to make sure TOM didn't do too much damage this week...oh TOM, we worry when you don't show up but can't wait for your arse to leave once you do arrive!!!! emoticon

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    You are 100% right. Some people are good at talking the talk but not walking the walk. Sometimes that pisses me off about Tae-Bo. He will do the exercise for a minute then want to explain? What is there to explain while we are exercising. If you want to explain then we should all stop. Maybe then he won't ask for additional reps. As a personal trainer your body is your sales rep. It will not only help you keep the customers you have but also draw others in. They need to think about that.

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AWILLIAM1 4/16/2009 4:37PM

    hey girl, haven't talked to you in a minute? How are you?

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MRSGOFARR 4/16/2009 3:57PM

    Going through TOM too. Be strong and we will get throug this week together.

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TNGRAHAM 4/16/2009 3:42PM

    LOL I feel the same way that you do. If I'm paying my hard earned money to someone to train me then they should at least look the part. My grandson's step grandfather is a personal trainer and there is no way he could train me looking the way he does. (big gut, untoned all over). Ok enough said. Good Luck with your weigh in.

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