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    ELAYNE39   19,949
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Short Update

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My weight has been reasonably stable the last couple of months. I have mixed emotions about that. On the one hand….yay! I think I found somewhat of a maintenance groove. On the other hand…boo! I don’t get really many more calories to eat. It will be interesting going forward to see what happens. I have put on a bit of muscle in the last 6 months. I figure at some point that will settle in and then we’ll see what happens. I did a bodpod in December and came out at 19.5% body fat. I’ll do another bodpod in May to see if what I think is happening is actually happening. I have been working to add heavier weights to my lifting days (I only do two days most weeks). So, May will tell if it has been working. On the plus side, my arms will look good in sleeveless tops (even with the batwings!).

I’m going to try a yoga class next week. I think I need to also work on flexibility. My IT bands and hip flexors are tight so my squat totally sucks. It would be nice to get more flexibility. I just hope I don’t hurt myself!

To keep this weight loss journey, you have to keep trying new things. I think if I ever get my squat to be fairly decent, I might attempt getting certified to teach kettlebells. I love kettlebells. They are so versatile and a great mixture of strength and cardio. Yet another goal to accomplish.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REXTINE1 3/28/2013 1:53PM

    emoticon It sounds as if you're doing great to me.

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MPLSKEN 3/25/2013 1:22PM

Sounds like you are doing great. I love the BodPod! I really should do it again and see how I'm doing.

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JUMPINJULIE 3/21/2013 2:32PM

    Awesome. Yoga is so much fun. I should get back to doing it.

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/19/2013 8:44PM


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LJCANNON 3/19/2013 7:24PM

    emoticon Congratulations on the Progress you have made with the Weight Lifting. I think the Flexibility will come, just have to be patient!

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MARISPHERE 3/19/2013 6:30PM

    Sounds like you're doing well and you have a good plan!


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NEW-PAMELA-BERG 3/19/2013 2:40PM

    I always believed I could create the job I wanted, but for some reason I didn't apply that concept to my personal life. I am ready to create a new me! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/19/2013 12:03PM

    I love my yoga class; you grow in the class. Go in and do what you can do with reasonable comfort; it takes several classes to get the rhythm of it. There's lots to learn but it will make you feel great! It takes a long time to unlock those hips! It did for me anyway. It will make your other activities better.
I don't get more calories now than when I was losing. But, I lost at 1800-2000 a day bringing me to maintenance slowly. I can't maintain at that without a lot of exercise. You will find your balance. emoticon

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MIATIA1 3/19/2013 11:40AM

    Have fun with your Yoga class..!

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