TARAFROMTX1   49,721
40,000-49,999 SparkPoints
TARAFROMTX1's Recent Blog Entries

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

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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..


Report Inappropriate Comment

    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.

Report Inappropriate Comment
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.

Report Inappropriate Comment

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

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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!


Report Inappropriate Comment
MILESOFSMILES11 8/17/2011 12:28PM

    Good Luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
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.

Report Inappropriate Comment

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

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHANGING4ME49 8/17/2011 10:35AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMOF4CHANGES 8/17/2011 10:00AM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
TARAFROMTX1 8/16/2011 8:23PM

    WOW! Thank you all very much!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
FIERY778 8/16/2011 7:18PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
DANA48131 8/16/2011 7:03PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
SARAHWALNUT 8/16/2011 6:56PM

    emoticon AWESOME!

You show that sinus monster who's boss!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DANA564 8/16/2011 6:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You rock!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHANGING4ME49 8/17/2011 10:34AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Keep up the GREAT work. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
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!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Have an issue any help much appreciated

Monday, August 15, 2011

Okay so here's my problem,,, I have been working out on my stationary bike. .(level #1 the easiest level for now) trying for cardio after doing 12 miles in an hour on it the bike says like less than 200 calories burned on here it says like 987 calories which yes I think that's more than likely over shooting. I so don't feel like I did that good... YES I sweat a good bit but I don't think that # is right... what should I do??? I don't want false numbers I want to know how much work I need to do!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DANA564 8/16/2011 7:02AM

    Tara, I personally use a heart rate monitor. I find my calorie burn is never close to the gym machines and usually off by what this web sites estimates. Sometimes at the gym it is off by 50%! Your calorie burn depends on your age, gender, height, weight, and general fitness level. Those estimates don't take that into consideration. You can go to different websites and get your THR (target heart rate zone) and find a workout that will get your heart rate into that zone. You can take your heart rate yourself during your workout. Then you will know you will be burning an appropriate number of calories for you. You can also purchase a heart rate monitor. I personally prefer Polar and you can get one for under $100. Hope this helps.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TARAFROMTX1 8/15/2011 11:46PM

    Thank you I looked HIIT up as well and I might have to work up to that but thanks so much for the suggestions!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHAOSTHEORY635 8/15/2011 11:23PM

    Don't trust the calorie count on ANY machine! If you want to burn more calories in less time, though, try HIIT training :) Tabata intervals are SUPER challenging, and super awesome for burning fat!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TARAFROMTX1 8/15/2011 10:55PM

    Thank you both! I looked up the Kettle bell system and that looks interesting thank you I think I might try that!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYJAKE1 8/15/2011 10:42PM

    I have always heard that the counters on machines are set for a 150lb person and are generic numbers. If I were you I would find something else to supplement your workout and change it up a little.
I bought the kettleworks kettle bell system and I have a treadclimber, It seems if I do both my weight comes off a little easier.
Hope I helped a little.

Report Inappropriate Comment
YELNEP 8/15/2011 10:42PM

    For me 12 miles in an hour on a regular bike in a cardio HR range would be more like the 200 calorie. I think the cardio numbers here are high for cycling, haven't checked stationary though.

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Last Page