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overcoming weight gain in the last few months

Friday, April 26, 2013

Having gained weight over the last few months for a number of reasons (hormones, snacking, stress at work, no time to exercise) I knew I needed to get serious again.

What I did:
Ordered the Spark Solution book (got the 3 months free Spark Coach)
Try to reorganize myself to get exercise in
Got serious on hunt for new job
Started tracking food again

It has paid off, even though I manage to exervcise much less than I would want to.
I have lost 3 pounds so far., one each week.

Have promised myself a bigger present when I get down to 80kg

  
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OUTDOORGIRL69 4/26/2013 9:47PM

    Keep your good plan going. emoticon emoticon emoticon

God Bless

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JUNEPA 4/26/2013 4:48PM

    Way to go, focus pays off !!

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DDOORN 4/26/2013 12:29PM

    Food tracking, always my greatest hurdle...! I'm pretty solid on workouts...kudos to your RE-SPARK! :-)

Don

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KENDRACARROLL 4/26/2013 10:18AM

    Glad you were able to regroup and refocus.
Things start slipping so subtly sometimes that we don't even notice.
Keep the focus and keep up the good work!
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Well done, Steph. It took me three months to lose 3 lbs. Only 7 to go.

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MIRAGE727 4/26/2013 9:05AM

    Way to regroup! Stay strong, focused, and be well!
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LOVINGAFRICA 4/26/2013 7:28AM

    And it will be soon!

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    Sounds like a good plan and it is paying off. emoticon

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Wow

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Strange, I overate yesterday and felt full & heavy this morning. BUt I am still another pound down. At this rate I will get my Immersion Blender soon.... LOL
Work has been so stressful and issues that called me back to the office at all hours (like 3:40am....) have kept me from exercising much, but somehow I must be doing something else right.....

  
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LOVINGAFRICA 4/26/2013 7:25AM

    Sometimes we need more cal to get into a losing phase again. Good for you!

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STEPHLOKI 4/26/2013 1:23AM

    Thanks everyone.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/26/2013 12:56AM

    Keep at it!

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    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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THINAGIN2 4/25/2013 3:52PM

    We are always thankful for every pound that we lose! Congratulations!

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NATPLUMMER 4/25/2013 3:40PM

    Yay for another pound!!

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DDOORN 4/25/2013 3:31PM

    Hopefully these aren't stress-induced pounds...but yep, sounds like you are on the right track!

Don

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LAURIE5658 4/25/2013 3:09PM

    emoticon Steph is melting!!!

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Another pound down

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hmmm strange. I seem to be another pound down. And I haven;t even had much time for exercise this week. Was totally stressed out at work and then disappointed with not getting a job I had good chances for, just because of the work permit issue.

Well will see how it developes. I really need that Immersion Blender I promised myself for getting down to 80kg, which is 4kg to go. My old blender is wearing out and I love my veggie soups. With cold season just around the corner I will be cooking some

  
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STEPHLOKI 4/21/2013 7:01AM

    Thanks guys, I am overwhelmed with the response....


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LOVINGAFRICA 4/20/2013 4:03AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss. When you get super busy it is nice to rely on NEAT- Non Exercise A? Can't remember Thermogenitics or something of the sort. It is from moving and being busy all day.
Your knees will love the pound gone.
Well done!!

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MJ7DM33 4/19/2013 11:23PM

  WTG!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon & most of all God will provide you with the new blender.

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IONA72 4/19/2013 12:16PM

    You have been so busy, no time to eat emoticon
Enjoy the weekend and get ready for another week of tracking and losing!
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    Good job!!

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NATPLUMMER 4/19/2013 8:58AM

    Yay for a pound!!
Boo for not getting the job :-( Darn work permit.

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DDOORN 4/19/2013 8:51AM

    Wow! Congrats on your plateau busting! :-)

Don

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    Steph is melting!! emoticon

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Exercise

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I love my exercise, but right now I have a real hard time to stick to any schedule:
1. I am overstressed at work, so I am so tired, i don't work out as much as I would in the mornings. BUt at the same time I don't manage to get out of bed in good time to exercise in the morning
2. I am suffering from RA, currently I am in a flare-up which has several side effects:
- I am very fatiegued
- I can't run the way I would want to and do not have enough time for walks long enough to burn the same amount of calories
3. It is rainy season in Kenya and this year the rains are HEAVY. Anyone who has been in Africa during the rains knows what I am talking about:
- torrential rains
- flooding
- burst sewers, or overflowing sewers
- traffic chaos - the usual eratic driving becomes worse when it rains
- no side walks (well we don't have them in most areas, and now with the rains often the trampled footpaths in the sides of the roads are impassable, so you are on the road with the cars, water puddles and floods from overflown drains, sewers etc.

and in addition to that in my neighbourhood they have been replacing the main water pipes for the last few months, so there are ditches, heaps of dirt & chaos everywhere, which with the rain spreads even more on the roads.

Right now I am havign a real tought time even getting in my usual lunch time walks, since I have been workign through most of my lunch breaks or it has been pouring during lunch break.

I really would need the exercise right now to be able to destress, but it is DIFFICULT

  
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STEPHLOKI 4/19/2013 5:46AM

    Thanks for all your sweet comments.

Can't really work out much at home, do stretches and such, but walk etc is cumbersome, since my house is TINY! am planning to create more space in sitting room by getting smaller custom made furniture, but no chance yet.
I moved from a much bigger appartment into the current one without being able to afford any other furniture.

Today there is sunshine at lunch time so I will get in a walk to the shopping mall. Haven't been able to carry lunch today.

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DDOORN 4/18/2013 9:41AM

    Between the RA and the rains it sounds like you have some tough, tough challenges down your way! Hang in there, keep pushing as you can...and kudos to the pound! You must be doing something right! :-)

Don

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IONA72 4/17/2013 4:32PM

    Check out some yoga moves on Google, it may help with the stress when you get home from work. When does the rainy season end? emoticon

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MIRAGE727 4/17/2013 4:16PM

    Hang in there, Girl! Hey, you ought to journal out all the great races you've done on the continent. That might distract you. Hope your flare up flares out fast.
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NATPLUMMER 4/17/2013 8:57AM

    I hope you manage to get something in soon. Have you tried any of the walk at home videos? That may work when you can't get outside.

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/17/2013 8:28AM

    I am sorry to hear that! I feel you, Sister!
Can you cross train?

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  Good Luck!

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Down 1 pound!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

For the first time this year the scale has agreed to go down instead of up. It is little, only 1 pound or 1/2 kg, but it is something. together with the fact that my trousers are feeling loose and looking lose (colleagues have commented) this is success. Hope it continues.

This perimenopause things affecting my weight is NOT funny and I need a break

  
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IONA72 4/15/2013 8:02AM

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JUNEPA 4/14/2013 12:36PM

   
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STEPHLOKI 4/14/2013 4:10AM

    Thanks for all your support! Now I really feel like I have achieved something....

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MJ7DM33 4/13/2013 11:25PM

  WTG!

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FRANCIEVW 4/13/2013 10:16PM

    Take it and run! Nice job.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/13/2013 10:08PM

    Congrats!!

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LAURIE5658 4/13/2013 3:56PM

    I applaud your HUGE victory, Steph. That is fabulous!!!!

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DAZZEEDOO 4/13/2013 3:50PM

    Yay YOU!
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Continued SUCCESS!
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DONDAIN 4/13/2013 3:44PM

    Holy Cow, maybe that is my problem too. I think I am in perimenopause too. Thanks for the insight. And emoticon

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