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Walking with my hubby!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Well the backache is better - not terrific, but better. I've started doing some lower back stretches, talked with my chiropractor first of course. And I've put in quite a bit of time walking. Well tonight my hubby & I went to NorthPark mall and walked for about an hour! He needs to get more exercise to help his blood sugar, so I was quite happy that he went with me. Otherwise I'd have been on the treadmill, probably good to give that a rest! I go back to the chiropractor tomorrow morning, hopefully for the last time, and will add a few Pilates exercises over the next week or so. That should help!

  
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RENATA144 7/8/2014 11:43PM

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DOILIEQUEEN 7/8/2014 11:40PM

    Glad to hear your back is feeling better. Walking is so much more enjoyable, when you have somebody to walk with.

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Down with a back injury

Sunday, July 06, 2014

So my goals for July were to get 30 - 45 minutes of cardio 5 days a week, and do some serious ab work 3 days a week. Unfortunately, I am recovering from another serious & painful back injury. No idea how it happened, but Wednesday I was in so much pain I braved a chiropractor. I saw him Thursday as well, and thought I was better, but wouldn't you know it Friday I felt even worse, and naturally he was closed. Saw him again yesterday, and am feeling a little better today. This is going to cause me some problems with my goals, BUT I can still walk on the treadmill. In fact, I can do that every day, and for as long as I want, so until my back gets better that's what I will do. emoticon

  
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PEAR-170 7/6/2014 3:48PM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery emoticon

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DOILIEQUEEN 7/6/2014 3:02PM

    Hope you feel better soon.

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"Normal" swimsuit model?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

So, this is going to sound like complaining, and it kind of is. Here is a picture of Ms. Indiana, who is being touted as having a "normal" figure:



Okay, I appreciate the fact that she's not rail thin, and looks pretty healthy, BUT the article describes her as being 5'8" and wearing a size 4! It then states that the "average" woman is about 5'3" and wears a size 12 - 14! Now I'm about 5'3" and currently wear in the size 10 - 12 range; my personal ideal would be a size 8. So my personal ideal is still considerably bigger than this woman's, and in fact I'd probably still outweigh her! So I'd come closer to calling her "MORE Normal," but maybe I'm just being petty here. What does anyone else think?

  
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PUDLECRAZY 6/13/2014 7:23AM

    Well, there's size 4 and there's size 4, and I never understand what sizes actually are. She looks like a Duluth Trading Company or Eddie Bauer size 4, and not a Coldwater Creek or Banana Republic size 4. I am 5'3" and at my target weight. I wear a size 4 Duluth Trading, and a size 6 or 8 Coldwater Creek. Just like mean, median, and mode, you can choose which size to represent you, but it's meaningless without the specifics.

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FINALLY!!! Some progress!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

So, for the first 5 months of 2014, I lost maybe 2 lbs. The scale would go down, get close to 150 lbs, then go back up - so FRUSTRATING!!! emoticon emoticon But finally, Finally, the scale has dipped below 150 lbs. Just a pound, but it's a very good pound! emoticon Just wanted to share that - hopefully the next 2-3 lbs won't take so long! emoticon

  
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PUDLECRAZY 6/13/2014 7:27AM

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Yes! Sadly, the closer you get to your target weight, the longer it takes. I have found that I have to work out harder to get those last pounds off. I upped my daily steps from 10,000 - 12,0000 to 13,000 - 17,000. That helped to trigger the final poundoffage. emoticon

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TRAVELGO 6/8/2014 1:33PM

  WAY TO GO!!!

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HELP!!! How do you handle a "pot-luck" dinner???

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

So my Church has an annual Memorial Weekend pot-luck dinner, and I absolutely DO NOT want to GO! It's like I'm afraid of the food, I don't know what they'll have (exactly) but I do know there'll be alot of food, probably higher calorie stuff, and I WILL overeat. emoticon emoticon

But when I told my hubby I didn't want to go, he was kind of miffed about it. Am I over-reacting? What does anyone out there do to handle/control this situation? How do you track the food when you don't know how it was made? Suggestions emoticon

  
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/21/2014 8:40PM

    Use moderation for one thing and eat and apple before you go!!

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STEELHEAD01 5/21/2014 2:23PM

    Oh, Pot-lucks. I grew up in the midwest, and the once a month pot-luck dinner at the church was a highlight. Seems it was the one time when there was plenty of food, and the church ladies always brought their best food. As a skinny kid, I could eat all that I wanted, and was no problem. Now with totally different metabolism, would be deadly.
I just started tracking food recently. And I find it very helpful. My wife is also working on losing weight, and she finds tracking to cause lots of anxiety. Last night, we were talking about what to do at buffets, or family pot-lucks. One idea would be to just have light snack (eating plan appropriate) before you go so won't be starving when you get there. For me, think it would work best if just made one trip through the line, and watch what I put on the plate. My main problem in past was too many carbs, and some late night sweets. When started this latest push, decided that would not use any sugar, and try to watch out for sugar in prepared foods, and to replace some carbs with veggies. Since have been tracking, have stayed in suggested range. So, for me, at pot-lucks, no pasta, or potatoes, and no dessert, or maybe just a little. But also think that if I slide one meal, as long as get back on track next day that is okay. Just don't weigh for a week or so.
And this is my amateur view only. Certainly no expert. May the force be with you. emoticon

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