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RIP Elliptical

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

UGH. So I finally get into a groove of regular weekly exercise with something I enjoy. I was doing 30 min on the elliptical 5 times a week for the last 3-4 months. I just added weight training in a month ago. Tuesday my ellipitcal broke... as in unfixable. The whole foot thing snapped off. Now I have to find something new to due cardio wise that will still be within my time constraints and get the job done. I guess I am going back to zumba?
On the good side I have lost 20 lbs and kept it off. I was on metformin for a while but it made me feel like crap so I stopped taking it and managed to keep my blood sugar and insulin under control without so there are at least some small victories.

  
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GOLFGMA 11/6/2014 7:22AM

    Wonderful that you lost 20 lbs! There are lots of videos available on You Tube. Many with only 10 minutes and several 30 minute workouts some fast paced or slower . I'm sure you will keep up the exercise with all the good you have already accomplished. emoticon

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PJMX18 11/5/2014 8:15PM

    Circuit training videos from FitnessBlender on YouTube are free and easy to set up for! emoticon

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Feeling really discouraged

Monday, March 03, 2014

I did cardio19 days out of the 28 days of February and didn't notice a single difference. Physically I look the exact same. I also GAINED weight. What the HECK? I am supposed to be losing weight. How on earth did I gain weight while working out 5 times a week? I could have quit I mean what's the point right?
Instead I have decided to change my diet around some and lower the amounts of servings and cut out certain things altogether. Maybe next week I will finally lose something? This is the most discouraging thing ever. emoticon

  
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CUTECUMBER2 3/4/2014 11:57AM

    We all go through stagnant periods where we think nothing is going on, but I'm sure your body is changing, even if it's slight. If you're doing weight training, don't be surprised to see the scale go up. It's normal because muscle weighs more than fat. Just keep up the good work! You can do this!! Analyze your food intake like the IRS analyzes taxes! You may be eating more - OR NOT ENOUGH! - to sustain weight loss. emoticon

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GOLFGMA 3/4/2014 7:47AM

    We have all been there. Just recently decided to do the same thing you have decided, to change things up. I changed my exercise routine to do more strength training by using the workout videos here on SP. Alternated my cardio workouts so that I do not do the same thing each day. Some days I ride my bike 5 miles, other days I do a walk DVD with Leslie Sansone and some days i walk/jog. I have lost 1.5 pounds since I decided to do this. Joined a challenge which kept me accountable. Hang in there because emoticon

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ISLENAA 3/3/2014 4:47AM

  our bodies are magnificent and sometimes we need to change things up, in order to get the results we want. if you're doing everything right...eventually the weight WILL come off. hang tough. emoticon

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The scale is not my friend

Friday, February 14, 2014

I must have a curse on me or something. This it the third scale I have purchased since I started this weight loss journey. Both of the previous scales had to be replaced beause they stopped showing the correct weight. And of course both are always showing that I am 4 lbs lighter than I actually am. So that means this week will look like a gain and truthfully I do not know how much I really weighed at the beginning of this month. I do know that I seem to have gained all the weight back that I had lost before last year which makes me really disappointed.

On a positive note.... I seem to be making progress with my elliptical machine even with just 2 weeks of use. When I first got it I could only go 4.9 miles in 30 minutes. Yesterday I was able to go 5.7 miles in the same amount of time. So I think that is worth celebrating maybe? Looking forward to next week to see a real weight loss number.

  
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GHOSTFLAMES 2/14/2014 4:55AM

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2013 wasn't a good year

Sunday, February 02, 2014

It was a hard hard year, physically, emotionally, and mentally. I had planned to lose weight but I had a bunch of things happen that either caused weight gain or kept me from exercising. I had an ectopic pregnancy in January of 2013 removed surgically so between the pregnancy and the surgery that started the year off setback. I had another early miscarriage in March of 2013. I went on to lose a few pounds and was regularly exercising but I got pregnant again in the summer and during ramadan so I stopped exercising just for that month. I lost that baby too at 12 weeks in September and I ended up hemorrhaging and being hospitalized. I had to get two blood transfusions and I bled for over 2 months straight. Because of that I was unable to start exercising again because my body was just not in a good place.

So it's 2014 and I feel like I am starting all over again for the 6th time. My weight is back up to 196.8 again. I am miserable. My body is still not normal from my last loss and I just want to feel normal again. For now I am going to do 30 minutes on my elliptical machine until I find out my new work schedule. then I will be slowly adding strength training in. 2014..... maybe this will finally be the year I get healthy again.

  
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DOING-IT4ME 2/2/2014 9:57PM

    I'm so sorry about your pregnancy difficulties. That can't be easy. You have the right attitude though - new year, new motivation. You can do it just take it one step at a time!
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UNDER 180!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 08, 2013

Oh my goodness!!!! This is the first time in 4 years I have been under 180 lbs. Ok so it's only one lb under but seriously?!?!?!? I am so happy. It seems like something I am doing is right so I am just going to keep on. I haven't done my measurements yet but I did last week and definitely lost some inches in my hips and waist. emoticon emoticon

  
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NETSUE64 7/8/2013 7:33PM

    Good for you, that is so awesome! Enjoy it!

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TEACHFIRST268 7/8/2013 1:49PM

    Awesome! Congrats! Relish that feeling and use it for motivation to keep going! You're doing great!
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STAY39 7/8/2013 12:32PM

    Awesome! That is exciting! Good for you! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 7/8/2013 10:29AM

  WTG!

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ARRREAGLES 7/8/2013 10:15AM

    CONGRATS! I had that same feeling about a week ago -- and it was so gratifying.

KEEP GOING! You'll keep going and keep losing and feel wonderful.

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FINDINGMYSELF24 7/8/2013 9:26AM

    Congrats!!! That is awesome, be proud of what you accomplished!! emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 7/8/2013 9:22AM

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