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Trying something New

Friday, August 19, 2011

Okay gals & guys so I did get a wrist heart rate monitor and it seems to work really well! I haven't figured out everything on it yet but I have the basics down and will finish reading the booklet to figure out the rest. And the one purchased isn't top of the line or anything its just a $39.00 sport line @ walmart. But has 12 features on it and it covers everything I need at this moment.

Also I did purchase a Kettle bell and work out dvd and oh momma it is a work out.. I say that in a good way! I highly recommend it if you feel you need something different or you feel your not sweating enough. It surely worked for me I was or am sweating twice the amount I was before. Now the one I purchased was only $13.77 @ walmart and it came with the work out dvd. Its made by danskin. And that one works Great for me!! The only problem I had was ten minutes into it my feet were killing me.. but I m pretty sure that's my own fault because 1. I wasn't wearing any shoes and 2. I weight so much. Next time I think I will try shoes lol

So now all that's left is to get a new scale I did look at several last night but my hubby suggested maybe I should check at BB&B this weekend. So I m going to check them out there tomorrow.

Well I guess that's all for now! Thanks for reading and have a GREAT WEEKEND!!! emoticon emoticon

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TARAFROMTX1 8/21/2011 11:25PM

    Hello ladies, Yes so far I do really like the kettle bells.. its a simple workout but it really works! After just 25 minutes I was soak and wet with sweat!! Big time and SORE,,, my legs from all the squats was really sore! I don't know how it works for everyone but I like it! And for me it was a cheap purchase, the one I bought is made by Danskin and is just a 5lb kettlebell with the work out dvd for $13.77 ( @ walmart) and they have other weight ones as well I just bought the 5lb one for the beginner workout and it did the job so far for me I was out of breath and sore. But in a good way!! I will update more when I have used them more! Also the heart rate monitor I bought Im still alittle unsure about it. It seems to work and everything but it was beeping off at me today every few mintues for me to check my heart rate and I duno why,, but my 3 year old may have messed with is so I have to work with it and see lol

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SHERIO5 8/21/2011 8:22PM

    Hi, am interested in the heart rate monitor and the kettleball workouts...I was looking at both at Target yesterday, LOL! I will be interested to see what you think of them. The ones at Target were more, so I guess I should checkout Wal-Mart!

Thanks for sharing!

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DANA564 8/21/2011 8:17PM

    Good for you getting the heart rate monitor. You'll love it! I also want to try the kettle balls. Have not yet but they are suppose to be a great workout. I need something to do at home when I can't make the gym. Keep us posted!

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DANA48131 8/21/2011 6:40PM

    I also got a wrist heart rate monitor and it seems to work fine. So are you loving the kettlebell? I have a friend who raves about it... I haven't tried it yet.

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BBORDEN86 8/19/2011 2:32PM

    I workout with no shoes too. I know you shouldn't but... I hate shoes! Lol. Good luck with the HRM, never tried one. I'm sure you'll be getting the best workouts with it!! Sounds like you are doing a fantastic job, keep up the great work!! : )

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CAROLYN_ROSE 8/19/2011 2:05PM

    Having a heart rate monitor is great! You will love it!

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LITTLEKIM4 8/19/2011 1:44PM

    I tried buying a Sportline wrist heart monitor thing at Wal-Mart and it didn't work. I'm glad you're having better luck with yours!

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Just thinking how Great its gonna be

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Okay so I m dreaming of the future that's far far away I know but a girl can dream right lol

So here it is I I'm wondering after losing all the necessary
weight (like I said FAR FAR in the future cause I know its gonna take awhile) well I'm pretty sure I m gonna have left over flab no matter how much strength training I do and it scares the mess outta me but I've been looking in to the whole tummy tuck thing (for after wards just for the extra flab.) and well I m wondering if I would even be able to do that because with my two kiddos I HAD to have c-sections and with the last one they had said if I have another kid they would have to cut me vertically this time because of scar tissue. So from what I seen in the tummy tucks they would be cutting in the same are they did on my c-sections... so my question is does anyone know anything about that kind of stuff??

And I don't know if I will or would even go threw with it when time comes but if the left over skin is bad enough you never know.

The Great part will be having lost all the weight, being able to fit in the CUTE clothes, being able to chase my kids around better, go on vacation's or anywhere for that matter and not be afraid to try new things and do the FUN stuff!!!! Fit in Rides at carnival's ect I could go on lol

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HANNELIE12 8/18/2011 6:28AM

    The other two comments are very good. I don't have any knowledge about this stuff. I just know water can make a big difference.

Take one day at a time and when you get to the end of your journey you can decide what you want to do. But I also think it's a good thing to do research about this while working to your goal.

Thank you for sharing and thank you for the other two comments, I also learned from you..


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    I have not read too much about actual procedures but have read that it can take anywhere from 1-3 years for your skin to tighten up. I hate the thought of surgery hate needles hate hospital so I personally will probably wait am definetely going to do it if I feel I need to.

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LITTLEKIM4 8/17/2011 11:28PM

    This is the part of weight loss I really hate. I really wish I'd "known better" and not let myself get big enough for this to even be an issue. Anyway, I've done just a little bit of research and I read that you can do some things to help your skin--strength training, losing the weight at a slow pace, drinking water, rubbing different kinds of lotions into the skin (I'm not doing that part, yet, so I don't know for sure what types). I've also read that you should give yourself 3 years after you lose the weight because the skin can keep tightening up. Also, not all people even have sagging skin after losing a great deal of weight. Then, finally, if you have lots of sagging skin to deal with, tummy tucks might be considered. I'm not looking forward to this part, but I think I might consider a tummy tuck if I do have tons of skin hanging. I also know there are many types of procedures that mimic the tummy tuck, and different techniques used for it, so I'm betting there would be some kind of option for you.

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update for my 20 week challenge

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Okay so this past Monday I started the 20 week Challenge! 8/15/11

1. So first things first I deleted all the garbage out of my favorites!

2. I changed my goals to loosing 50lbs in 20 weeks (which it said Jan. 3rd) but I m gonna push to make it by the 1st. what that means for me is 3lbs a week.

Edit: I didn't think of this when I wrote that BUT I don't think it will have to be quite 3lbs a week,,, its still going off my starting weight and I have lost an over all total of 13 inches since I started but I don't know what my weight is to update it yet, as soon as I do I m going to update it then I will see exactly how much it will be. Sorry for any confusion..

3. I have taken my measure's seeing how the scales still aren't nice to me.. (every time I step on them is says something different so I don't know what to believe emoticon) So I don't want to update my weight until I know what it is! Thinking of getting a new scale this weekend!

4. I am doing cardio for 45 mins to an hour M-W-F and strength training Tues & Thursdays

5. Staying on the meal plan for the most part... But Always keeping in my calorie range!! (1,360-1,710)

6. Drinking the recommended water intake sometimes more

7. Also looking in to getting a wrist heart rate monitor, kettle bells workout and the new scales.

So here is my battle plan!!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!! Keep in mind WE CAN DO THIS!!!! So lets go MAKE IT COUNT!!!!! emoticon

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WCALDER 8/17/2011 12:33PM

    Looking forward to seeing how the challenge works out for you!

I agree with CarolJean that the 3lbs is ambitious but doable!

I just picked up a new digital scale yesterday. Remember your body weight fluctates throughout the day, but you can help minimize the fluctuations. Try weighing yourself on the same day each week at the same time. Your body processes about 9 lbs of water each day, and pending on whether you had a bowel movement (gross I know) also can affect the scale, but is not actually part of your regular weight. The scale is good for noticing a trend, but don't count on it solely. I've seen some people take daily measurements and average them out over a 7 day period. Monday's would be an average from last monday - this monday. Tuesday from last tuesday - this tuesday, etc. They say they can be a little more realistic, and you'll also see a little less fluctuation.

The measurements and the scale are probably still your best bet, but I haven't broken down to do that yet for myself.

Good Luck, your battle plan looks awesome!


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MILESOFSMILES11 8/17/2011 12:28PM

    Good Luck!

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    I think using your measurements as well as a scale is a good idea! Good luck and keep us posted.

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CAROLJEAN64 8/17/2011 11:16AM

    Three pounds a week is a very ambitious goal. Getting a new scale is a good idea... check out the ones with digital read-outs and BMI's. I have one and I hated it for a while, but that was not the scales fault.
Don't forget to use other measures of your success... how you feel, how your clothes fit, etc.

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So ExCiTeD

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I m so excited because

1. Even tho I have been feeling under the weather today I still did a kick butt workout!
2. I have lost in the past month an over all total of 13 inches! For me thats Awesome!!
3. Even tho I don't know what I weight I KNOW that it's working and I truly feel that I can stick to this!
4. Most days I even look forward to the work outs!

So there ya have it! Even tho my sinus are kicking my butt I still feel GREAT!!!

It has been a really good day! emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 8/17/2011 10:35AM

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MOMOF4CHANGES 8/17/2011 10:00AM

    Great Job! Congratulations! So happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TARAFROMTX1 8/16/2011 8:23PM

    WOW! Thank you all very much!! emoticon

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    Awesome. I think its great ur not using the scale to judge ur progress!

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SARAHWALNUT 8/16/2011 6:56PM

    emoticon AWESOME!

You show that sinus monster who's boss!

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DANA564 8/16/2011 6:30PM

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You rock!!

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Day 42 UPDATE!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 42

Today Update first I'd like to say Thank you so much to all the ladies advice on my issue. I do think I m going to try kettlebells and get a heart rate monitor!! I think both could help me out! And when I get worked up enough to try the HIIT training that was suggested I think I will it sounds pretty interesting also! Thanks again Ladies!!

Okay so with the help of my loving husband, we did my one Month measure's last night and o man is was the boost I was needing for now!

I am MINUS 2" on my waist
Minus 3" on my hips
Minus 2.5 on each thigh
Minus 1.5 " on one calf and almost 2" on the other funny I know ones always bigger than the other lol

okay so on my chest shoulders and my biceps I think I've gotta redo those because I think I have the numbers switched or something but I will check into it.
My neck and forearms seemed to have stayed the same.

Okay so the numbers are in so I must be doing something right! WOO HOOO!!! Yep I am excited so now I just have to keep it up. Also yes it is day 42 but since I didn't start working out until a whole week into it I didn't measure until then also. Still don't know my weight yet.. need to get a working scale I guess but in some ways I think it has been better not knowing and stressing over when it goes back and forth lol

Also A Huge Thank you to all you Ladies who have been helping me out on this and I still have a long ways to go but With all you wonderful people on here I KNOW I can Do This!!! Thanks so much!!! Also I am here for you all as well!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHANGING4ME49 8/17/2011 10:34AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Keep up the GREAT work. emoticon

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KATSTAMPS65 8/16/2011 11:32AM

    You can do it! Keep up the hard work. It is hard but sooooo worth it! I knew you were losing. You just need those scales to reinforce what you are doing, in my humble opinion! Have a great day!!!

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