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A COME BACK!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Its been a long while since i thought about my health and thats really what has kept me away from Sparkpeople. I went through alot the last few months and a break up with my fiance. So yes i put on a few pounds and today was supposed to be my 3 years sparkversary, and unlike every year i cann't celebrate it with excitement since i was absent most of this past year :(
I cann't really make promises with me sticking around since i have school and time is an issue but i will make a harder effort at it because SP was the main reason i was succeful at being healthy in the first place so why should it be hard now? I just have to start with a clean page and learn again the 101 of health and lifestyle change. I was last 145 pounds and right now i am around 8 pounds heavier :'( Im really actually proud that i didn't gain ALL the weight back because it was a tough period and I WILL STAND UP AGAIN !!
I MISS EVERYONE HERE AND I MISS THE SUPPORT AND LOVE.
So please welcome me again and make me feel at home :)

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BERNADETTEA36 5/24/2011 9:35AM

    Welcome Back Always! emoticon I know what you are going through. Life is difficult and in a not so perfect world life has many layers. Keep your chin up and think positive. emoticon

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SHELLEY81 5/5/2011 2:52PM

    Welcome back! Do this for you!

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AHMARROSE 5/5/2011 3:20AM

  welcome back

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COFFEENGRACE 5/4/2011 5:34PM

    You are not alone. We all have setbacks and have to begin again. I also lost weight and gained some back but at least we're not in denial and we're working on it.
Welcome back. We're gonna rock this! emoticon

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Update

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

i have been stuck in the 140's for the last 4 months, i haven't been as motivated to keep on going, i still have good eating habits but i haven't worked out for some time. Im out of it i'd love to get back on the wagon but my mindset is not in place yet ;(
Wish me luck on getting back!

  
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KWRIGHT26 11/14/2010 11:12AM

    Working out makes you feel even more awesome than just eating right, although both are very energizing. Think of reasons to work out besides "I have to work out to get out of 140 Land," like working out to beat the afternoon slump, or to be able to go for five more minutes on your jog, or lift five more pounds or do ten more squats, or to legitimately wear awesome workout clothes. I get zero motivation to work out from thinking about how integral it is to losing the last five or ten pounds, but every workout brings me closer to having epic arm muscles and being able to do Man Push-ups, so that makes me want to do it.

You can do this thing. If you work out, you'll be stronger and able to beat up the pounds and chase them away instead of waiting on them to decide when to just stroll away. emoticon

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KWRIGHT26 11/14/2010 11:11AM

    Working out makes you feel even more awesome than just eating right, although both are very energizing. Think of reasons to work out besides "I have to work out to get out of 140 Land," like working out to beat the afternoon slump, or to be able to go for five more minutes on your jog, or lift five more pounds or do ten more squats, or to legitimately wear awesome workout clothes. I get zero motivation to work out from thinking about how integral it is to losing the last five or ten pounds, but every workout brings me closer to having epic arm muscles and being able to do Man Push-ups, so that makes me want to do it.

You can do this thing. If you work out, you'll be stronger and able to beat up the pounds and chase them away instead of waiting on them to decide when to just stroll away. emoticon

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TXDREAMSPINNER 11/10/2010 5:42PM

    That is a really tough place to be. I was there a while back and the more I thought about wanting to get back, the more I seemed to fight it. I had to just jump in and after the first workout I was back. You can do it!

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Essential Knowledge 101

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

For us to lose weight and maintain our health it is super important to know what we are dealing with, it is not just yummy objects we put in our mouth so check this article that i had found while searching , i hope it helps:) Enjoy :

Carbohydrates :

Two Types of Carbohydrates
There are two major types of carbohydrates in foods: simple and complex.

Simple carbohydrates: These are also called simple sugars. Simple sugars are found in refined sugars, like the white sugar you'd find in a sugar bowl. If you have a lollipop, you're eating simple carbohydrates. But you'll also find simple sugars in more nutritious foods, such as fruit and milk. It's better to get your simple sugars from food like fruit and milk. Why? Because they contain vitamins, fiber, and important nutrients like calcium. A lollipop does not.

Complex carbohydrates: These are also called starches. Starches include grain products, such as bread, crackers, pasta, and rice. As with simple sugars, some complex carbohydrate foods are better choices than others. Refined grains, such as white flour and white rice, have been processed, which removes nutrients and fiber. But unrefined grains still contain these vitamins and minerals. Unrefined grains also are rich in fiber, which helps your digestive system work well. Fiber helps you feel full, so you are less likely to overeat these foods. That explains why a bowl of oatmeal fills you up better than sugary candy that has the same amount of calories as the oatmeal.

So which type of carbs should you eat? Both can be part of a healthy diet.

How the Body Uses Carbohydrates
When you eat carbohydrates, the body breaks them down into simple sugars. These sugars are absorbed into the bloodstream. As the sugar level rises in your body, the pancreas releases a hormone called insulin. Insulin is needed to move sugar from the blood into the cells, where the sugar can be used as a source of energy.

When this process goes fast - as with simple sugars - you're more likely to feel hungry again soon. When it occurs more slowly, as with a whole-grain food, you'll be satisfied longer. These types of complex carbohydrates give you energy over a longer period of time.

The carbohydrates in some foods (mostly those that contain a lot of simple sugars) cause the blood sugar level to rise more quickly than others. Scientists have been studying whether eating foods that cause big jumps in blood sugar may be related to health problems like diabetes and heart disease. You're probably already on the right track if you are limiting simple sugars (such as candy) and eating more complex carbohydrates (like vegetables, oatmeal, and whole-grain wheat bread).

Proteins :

You probably know you need to eat protein, but what is it? Many foods contain protein ,but the best sources are beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans and lentils. Protein builds up, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body. (Not the tissues you blow your nose in! We mean the stuff your body's made up of.) Your muscles, your organs, and your immune system are made up mostly of protein.

Your body uses the protein you eat to make lots of specialized protein molecules that have specific jobs. For instance, your body uses protein to make hemoglobin (say: hee-muh-glow-bin), the part of red blood cells that carries oxygen to every part of your body. Other proteins are used to build cardiac muscle. What's that? Your heart! In fact, whether you're running or just hanging out, protein is doing important work like moving your legs, moving your lungs, and protecting you from disease.

All About Amino Acids
When you eat foods that contain protein, the digestive juices in your stomach and intestine go to work. They break down the protein in food into basic units, called amino acids (say uh-mee-no a-sids). The amino acids then can be reused to make the proteins your body needs to maintain muscles, bones, blood, and body organs.

Proteins are sometimes described as long necklaces with differently shaped beads. Each bead is a small amino acid. These amino acids can join together to make thousands of different proteins. Scientists have found many different amino acids in protein, but 22 of them are very important to human health.

Of those 22 amino acids, your body can make 13 of them without you ever thinking about it. Your body can't make the other nine amino acids, but you can get them by eating protein-rich foods. They are called essential amino acids because it's essential that you get them from the foods you eat.


Fats :
Types of Fat
You might see ads for foods that say they're "low-fat" or "fat-free." Lower-fat diets have been recommended for health and to help people lose weight. But nutrition experts are finding that fats are more complicated and that some kinds of fat are actually good for your health. As a bonus, fat in food helps people feel satisfied, so they don't eat as much.

But that doesn't mean a high-fat diet will be good for you. And some fats are better than others. Here are the three major types:

Unsaturated fats: These are found in plant foods and fish. These may be good for heart health. The best of the unsaturated fats are found in olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, albacore tuna, and salmon.

Saturated fats: These fats are found in meat and other animal products, such as butter, cheese, and all milk except skim. Saturated fats are also in palm and coconut oils, which are often used in commercial baked goods (the kind you buy at the store). Eating too much saturated fat can raise blood cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease.

Trans fats: These fats are found in margarine, especially the sticks. Trans fats are also found in certain foods that you buy at the store or in a restaurant, such as snack foods, baked goods, and fried foods. When you see "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" oils on an ingredient list, the food contains trans fats. Trans fats are also listed on the food label. Like saturated fats, trans fats can raise cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease.


Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD

  
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CWESTMORE 5/5/2010 3:23PM

    Great Information!!

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Eyes on the prize WEEK 11

Saturday, May 01, 2010



TOTAL: 10 hrs + 40 min.
CADRIO :09 hrs + 00 min.
Strength T: 1hrs+0 min
Stretching: 0 hr+ 40 min

SATURDAY [8:00 -9:15 PM] DONE 602 cal burned
50 min Stair climber 1219 meters climbed Levels (1-8KM/H)
13 min Stationary Bicycle
5 min Stretch

SUNDAY [2:30-3:45 PM]DONE 635 cal Burned
45 min Master Class 20 min Spinning, 20 min Indoor walking
10 min Stationary Bicycle
15 min Elliptical
10 min circuit training
5 min Stretch

MONDAY [8:00 -9:30 PM] No workout today too busy :(
45 min X.trainer Levels 1-15
15 min Interval Run (5.5-8.5 mph)
5 min Stretch

TUESDAY[ 12:30- 3:30 PM] DONE 883 cal Burned
135 min Interval Walk (Speed 3.0-6.5 mph)
25 min Stationary bicycle
10 min Stretch

WEDNESDAY [12:30 - 1:45 PM] DONE
35 min Stationary bicycle #1 Levels 1-13
35 min Stationary Bicycle #2 Levels 1-7
5 min stretching

THURSDAY [ 1:15- 5:00 PM] DONE No calculated calories
70 min Cross trainer Levels 1-15
60 min Spinning and indoor walking class
35 min Stationary Bicycle
30 min Circuit training
10 min stretch

  
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DTBTSSANDFLUFFY 5/1/2010 12:24PM

    wow my little adopted granddaughter.. you are doing great,,
and don't forget about your studies.. woohooo you are keeping busy.. slim and trim..

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GSREMUS5 5/1/2010 11:32AM

  I'm with Army - exhausted thinking about it!

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ARMYNOMADWIFE 5/1/2010 10:28AM

    Wow! I'm tired just looking at this schedule! Good for you! emoticon

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Eyes on the prize WEEK 10

Friday, April 23, 2010



TOTAL: 12 hrs + 00 min.
CADRIO :09 hrs + 20 min.
Strength T: 2hrs+0 min
Stretching: 0 hr+ 40 min

SATURDAY [500 -8:00PM] DONE approx 1308 cal. Burned
35 min Stationary Bicycle (Levels 1-13)
25 min Stair climber
45 min Spinning Class
15 min Run+ 6 min cool down
30 min Circuit trainting
10 min Stretch

SUNDAY [8:30-9:45 PM]DONE approx. 735 cal Burned
30 min Spinning Class
42 min X.trainer Levels 1-15
5 min Stretch

MONDAY [12:30-3:30 PM] DONE 937 cal Burned approx.
15 min Interval Run (5.5-8.5 mph)
30 min. Circuit training
45 min Spinning class
15 min Stationary Bicycle
5 min. Stretch

TUESDAY[ 8:30- 9:45 PM]DONE approx 466 cal Burned
20 min Bicycle
40 min Spinning Class
5 min Stretch

WEDNESDAY [8:00 - 9:45 PM]DONE approx 250 cal burned
70 min Outdoor walk
5 min stretching

THURSDAY [ 1:15- 5:00 PM]DONE approx 1522 Cal burned
70 min Cross trainer Levels 1-15
60 min Spinning and indoor walking class
25 min Stationary Bicycle
5 min stretch

  
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CWESTMORE 4/23/2010 3:10PM

    You have really been very disciplined. I am encouraged by reading the blog. thanks.
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AFERRARI 4/23/2010 9:29AM

    Wow - what a beautiful picture and what a great schedule. You are doing great

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