FETCHINGCAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FETCHINGCAT FETCHINGCAT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Not Eating Enough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970601 I am stalled with this weight loss business. I decided to visit a nutritionist for a little kick in the pants to get me on my way. I was dumbfounded when she looked over my 48-hour food journal and said, "You aren't getting enough calories. You need to eat more". I could hardly believe it even though intellectually I know you have to eat to keep your metabolism going. If you take in too few calories your body starts conserving and staving off starvation by slowing down metabolism. Since... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:45:41 EST Flat Belly Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3097741 I tried this dvd for the first time today. I like it. It has 3 10-minute routines so, hopefully, I can manage to fit in at least one during the course of a day. Also has a warm-up and cool-down. Anyone else used this one? Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:01:07 EST Back in the Saddle (the South Beach one)... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3071017 Finally, I'm back on the South Beach Diet and feeling better already. For some odd reason I could not persuade myself to start eating only the good things and stop with the junk. But Sunday a friend persuaded me to go to a weight training class with her. It turned out to be an HOUR long and pretty much a boot camp class. But fun. However, I have this self-competitive thing going on and would not make myself rest when my legs turned into wet noodles. My friend (who is very fit and has ta... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 21:56:54 EST Broke 2 miles today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2828064 I started with 1.5 miles on the treadmill, then new goal of 1.75, then did 1.8 and today 2 miles on the elliptical!! I am going for 5K (3.2? miles - something like that) as I am signed up for another 5K. I've never stayed on the elliptical that long. I have a feeling my thighs and glutes may scream a while tomorrow - but, maybe not... This is getting to be fun even if I haven't budged the scale in the right direction. Sigh. But steady as she goes. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:47:07 EST Too Much of a Good (?) Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2811381 The "Good (?) Thing" being Synthroid (synthetic thyroid hormone). I was apparently overmedicated which explained a lot of things: trembling hands, insomnia, hair falling out and the appetite of a ravenous lumberjack! Not only hadn't I lost a single pound, but I'd gained 4! Very discouraging. And then there's that hair loss (not to mention the waist loss). I am slightly hopeful now and am back at the gym and tracking my food (just started again today) and am reading *The Spark*. I plan t... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:15:21 EST FROM 5K TO A SCREECHING HALT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2595397 On Saturday, November 21, 2009, I ran/walked (mostly walked) a 5K with my daughter and granddaughter. Three co-workers were there too. It was a gorgeous day (crisp, no wind, the sun was shining), we were in a beautiful forest preserve, the trail was great, the people were super nice, there were pancakes after. Wouldn't have changed a thing - well, maybe one. I came in toward the back of the pack just ahead of the moms with racing strollers, the college students with toe injuries and the l... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 11:35:25 EST