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Weekly Weigh-in (03.19.2011)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Goal: 182
01/01: 204.8
02/05: 198.8
03/05: 200.2
03/12: 198.8

This Week: 199.2 (+0.4) meh.

I ate very little early in the week, ate a lot mid-week, and had a good day yesterday. I want to strive for more consistency throughout the week. I've got two weeks left in March and could easily be 195 by my April's "State of the Dreamer" blog.

I've started doing lighter weight workouts. Rotating core/legs and upper body. I'm going to go back to Pilates class this morning. I can already feel some of the definition coming back. I just want to off-set the hunger that has traditionally come with weight lifting. My midweek and end of week body fat measurements were 19% and 20% respectively. So we're making progress.

I think I'm going to resurrect the medal system only the focus will be on dairy. I'm going to need the protein. We'll see.

Thanks to everyone who has left comments on my blog and page. It was a rough week, but I'm doing OK. Saturdays tend to be the toughest day because that was the day we usually spent together.

I really appreciate you.

- TD Out!

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KRITKRIT 3/22/2011 11:33AM

    Consistency is the key..and sounds like you know that!

Sorry Saturday was hard. It will take time buddy! You do know how much everyone on the site adores you right!?!?!? WELL WE DO!!!!! What can you do to make this Saturday fun!?!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/21/2011 12:16PM

    Your plan sounds good. How are you doing with the veggies?

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FITGRL124 3/19/2011 1:03PM

    Planning & Consistency - if I can offer you any advice at all - this is it!

Good wishes to you for a successful week!!!


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MEADSBAY 3/19/2011 9:50AM

    Consistence is certainly important.
Cycling (calories and carbs) may help.
Planning is crucial!

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AKELAZ 3/19/2011 9:29AM

    You don't need to beat yourself up about a small gain - frustrating though it is. Be proud that you are not madly eating your way through your break-up situation - such a hard time and truly I'm sad for you. It's a pain that may not be life threatening but is so hard to bear.

Sounds like you're staying active and not losing motivation - congratulate yourself on that - it's too easy to throw away your efforts when times are hard.

Sending you BIG emoticon

Enjoy the Pilates . . . emoticon

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She Didn't Even Recognize Me

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

**This weekend was rough and I'm still processing (Broke up with a girl who I really care about). I will blog about it sometime in the next week or so. This blog is unrelated to that**

It just seems like every time I feel down about the fact that I've been stagnating weight-wise, someone I haven't seen in awhile makes a comment that reminds me that I'm looking fit/good. Today though took the cake.

I enjoy exercise classes. I started taking step . Later, before I stopped working out all together, I took some spinning classes. Back in mid 2009 when I started working out again, I found iZumba!. It was fun. I got to learn new dance moves. For my fitness level, it was a good class.

One thing one learns quickly about aerobic fitness classes is that instructors usually remember any male that takes their classes if they've come a couple of times (we rarely represent the voting majority and therefore stand out).

So the other day, I made my triumphant return to one of the two iZumba! classes from a couple of years ago. The instructor asked the usual, "is anyone new to iZumba! ?" A couple of the women raised their hand. Then she looked me dead in the eyes and said, "You've taken Zumba before?". At first I thought she was kidding.

I was like, "yeah" and she was like "good"

She seriously didn't recognize me. I definitely look different 30 pounds later, but still. That one floored me.

Just thought I'd share.

- TD Out!

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FITFABJENN 3/18/2011 7:39PM

    That is pretty sweet, actually. Congratulations on losing 30 pounds.

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SCRAP317 3/16/2011 6:55PM

    Awesome Trent! What a great feeling! BTW sorry to hear about your break up. Hang in there - you are worth investing in and we are here to tell you that you rock and we are glad to know you!

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SHELMG2010 3/16/2011 10:58AM

    emoticon to not be recognized (if that makes!!! I hope you enjoy your classes you're taking!! Have fun!

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SYN-CA 3/15/2011 9:15PM

    Trent, that is a nice positive in a week that has not been;) Thirty pounds does make a big difference! You must be one of the folks that affects your face with just a few pounds;)

P.S. Keep up the good work!

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FITGRL124 3/15/2011 8:23PM

    I'm sorry to read about your break-up. Hope you're hanging in there okay.

However, unrelated to that - HOW
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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/15/2011 7:35PM

    "I made my triumphant return to one of the two iZumba!" Woo Hoo.
"She seriously didn't recognize me." Love the feeling when that happens! That happened to me when I went home after dropping a significant amount of weight ... my mom walked right past me.

Keep on keeping on. We'll fight this fight to the bitter end and we will WIN.

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SBLACKWELL93 3/15/2011 6:39PM

    Now those are the best successes!!

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KRITKRIT 3/15/2011 6:32PM


So proud of you TD!!!


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SONGOFLONGAGO 3/15/2011 6:29PM

    Sweet! 30 lbs. can make a HUGE difference.
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Weekly Weigh-in (03.12.2011)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Goal: 182
01/01: 204.8
02/05: 198.8
03/05: 200.2

This Week: 198.8 (-1.4) WhaaaaaaaT!?

Back on Track.

This week was kickboxing and lots of walking (9.1 miles total. 4 left to complete my 1/2 marathon for the month). The hunger was bad because I lapsed from eating the foods that help me fight sugar cravings. I picked those back up later in the week.

This week, I'm going to do 2-3 boxing kickboxing classes, more walking and maybe a kettlebell workout.

The kickboxing instructor on Monday is amazing, she puts a lot of ducking and body shots into her routine. With most other instructors, you can do kickboxing with little taxation on the abs. Definitely not with this one.

The past few weeks have been busy so I haven't had the time to be on Spark as much as in the past. I hope that that changes over the next few weeks. I love you all and miss you all.

Thanks for being there for me and leaving comments.

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- TD Out!

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RUNJEWELRUN 3/17/2011 10:45AM


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HICALGAL 3/14/2011 6:58PM

    love and miss u too! emoticon

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STREAKFREAK 3/13/2011 8:43AM

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/13/2011 8:24AM

    have fun at your classes!

and do NOT come back to 2ville! :)

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JEN-TINK2 3/12/2011 2:38PM

    Your Rocken'!

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SBLACKWELL93 3/12/2011 12:24PM

    emoticon on getting back on track. Keep up the good work!!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/12/2011 11:46AM

    "This Week: 198.8 (-1.4) WhaaaaaaaT!?" AWESOME JOB!
Sounds like you are enjoying your kickboxing classes too ... I'd love if my gym offered that class again. Great job on the walking too. I've fallen behind in my miles since joining four nights of zumba classes and staying with my one night a week step class.

Great job friend!

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MEADSBAY 3/12/2011 9:47AM

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Have I told you my sweet potato secret?
It might help with your sugar craving.
And you'll get a veggie in there.
Do you like sweet potatoes?

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SULFABABY 3/12/2011 6:55AM

    Sounds like you're working hard. Way to go! :)

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MARCYNA 3/12/2011 6:21AM

    Glad you're improving so much, you're on my mind emoticon

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State of the Dreamer (03.05.2011)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Below are my starting numbers for the year, last month and where we are as of this morning.

- Start: 204.8
- Last Month: 198.8
- Today: 200.2 (+1.4 this month : -4.6 total)
* Ugh. Totally stagnated. Tried new strength exercises that made me hungry. Going to focus on cardio this month. Get a good calorie burn and build/tone the muscles a bit more gradually.

Body Fat %:
- Start: 21%
- Last Month: 20%
- Today: 20%
* Legitimately getting leaner. If I had eaten well this month, I believe that I would have been down to 195 pounds and probably 18%

- Start: 41.0"
- Last Month: 40.5"
- Today: 40.5"
* Res ipsa loquitur (it speaks for itself)

Blood Pressure (average of three measurements):
- Start: 122.33 / 73.66
- Last Month: 119.00 / 76.66
- Today: 121.33 / 72.66
I find this number to be more variable than the rest. That being said, the three readings were all with in 1 point of each other on both systolic and diastolic. I'm happy to see the diastolic as consistently below 80 as it has been. I would like to see the systolic lingering at 115 sometime soon. (I definitely like it better than the typical 145/90 readings of 2005)

Resting heart rate (bpm):
- Start: 71
- Last Month: 70
- Today: 66
My physical fitness is definitely improving. No bout a doubt it :)

Cholesterol: (TBD)
When I hit 190, I'm going to get this checked. I want to have lost some weight and made some changes that would give me a healthy reading. This is a tough measurement to get frequently so I'm going to make it count

Bottom Lines:
* I'm extremely disappointed with my eating and consequential lack of weight loss.
* My vegetables tapered at the end of the month
* I need to get a better cardio burn going.
* I need to really control my eating a lot better.
* I'm sick of stagnating.
* I'm happy that my resting heart rate is climbing downwards
* I want to weigh between 190 and 195 by April 2 (next State of the Dreamer Address)

Happy March 2011 to you!!

- TD Out!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/7/2011 2:49PM

    * I'm sick of stagnating. - I could yell this from the roof tops.

You have a lot of positives here ... are you feeling positive at this point?

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JEN-TINK2 3/6/2011 9:23PM

    Doing great as usual

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SCRAP317 3/6/2011 8:35AM

    Hey there rock star - you are doing great and learning so much in the process. Thank God you are tracking everything because otherwise you could overlook the areas where you are doing awesome and have a real pity party (I know I would!). I think you will see a tremendous difference when you up your cardio! Go TD Go!

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/5/2011 12:26PM

    i love your tracking everything!!!! feb sucked for me too... ANDE (lets go in greek) we'll make march awesooooome :) *hugs*


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MEADSBAY 3/5/2011 10:56AM

    "Res ipsa loquitur"

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DREMARGRL 3/5/2011 9:42AM

    Since I am a dreamer, too, I am dreaming of a healthy, fit YOU!
emoticonDon't get too impatient, darlin'.....You are losing and improving your numbers, so don't dismay....Just keep on keeping on!

Don't forget....I say you are emoticon!!! You are trying and working things out in your head to make improvements. I see that as "ALL GOOD!" HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND (even when the sun ISN'T shining!)
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FITGRL124 3/5/2011 9:24AM

    Overall your health stats are looking good though! Keep your head up and keep going!! emoticon

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Weekly Weigh-in (02.26.2011)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Goal: 182
01/01: 204.8
01/08: 201.0
01/15: 201.4
01/22: 200.0
01/29: 198.0
02/05: 198.8
02/12: 198.2
02/19: 199.8
This week 199.4 (-0.4)
5.4 Pounds in 8 weeks

I ate really poorly this week, played catch-up yesterday and managed to barely duck 200.0. I'm going to get my act together today, hit the grocery store and prepare for battle.

I had a lot of stuff in the evening which meant eating dinner out. This week is relatively drama free.

Mid last week, after three months, I finally found a good beginner's kettlebell routine that I can do and get a good workout from.

I've been doing it three times a week and it's paying off. I'm not using nearly the weight that the woman in the video is, but am slowly edging up on certain exercises.

The hunger is back under control without the heavy weight lifting. I just made a lot of bad eating decisions this week.

Focus is key for this week. I really believe with as few evening commitments as I have, the kettlebell exercises and a good strategic grocery store visit this weekend....

I can probably chop off 2-3 pounds this week. I want to see the numbers move again.

Next week is my monthly State of the Dreamer address. Have a great week.

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/27/2011 5:58AM

    Good for you!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 2/26/2011 10:33PM

    "...prepare for battle." I'm preparing for battle myself.
I love that you openly took ownership of things you ate that weren't all that healthy ... that's huge. Congrats on staying under 200! You are a rock star!

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MEADSBAY 2/26/2011 9:38AM

    Wow- is that 4 or 5 weeks below 200?
You rock!
You have an excellent plan for the week and I am confident:

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SCRAP317 2/26/2011 8:45AM

    Thanks for the kettleball link - I don't have them, but was thinking of trying them after my elbow heals up a bit.

FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS - I'm with you on that one! Chris

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