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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:03:01 EST This was interesting to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645442 <link>www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-det<BR>ail/At-What-Age-Does-Your-Metabolism-S<BR>low-Down-How-to-Keep-Your-Metabolism-Fast/el/ </link> <BR> <BR> This came up on my YouTube feed and it reminded me of some conversations I've had here. I eat more than SP says to and still lose. I'm petite and I am thirty so height and age don't seem to factor. What does is that I walk to get around and have always done so. Also that I eat enough not to put my body into starvation mode. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:23:15 EST March goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633349 Weight: 162 <BR> Exercise: 1000 fitness minutes <BR> Get back into strength training because I've been lax. So at least once a week. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:55:21 EST Form fitting fitness wear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628482 It's hard in some ways for me to want to buy the more form fitting fitness gear (capris and tops) but I think I honestly feel better in it. I feel sexier and actually a little fitter just having something that hugs my legs to the point where I can see the muscles move underneath. I think part of the deal is they make me look like someone who's serious about working out in a way that loose pants and baggy tshirts do not. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I may not be able to bear the tops in public yet ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:49:09 EST I can't let fear hold me back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622319 In general but I was thinking specifically of ice. I've been wary of going outside walking too much because I know it will be icy. I have the tools to deal with ice and I really should get out anyway. I've been feeling cranky and a short walk to pick up a package made me feel so much better. I need to be careful, yes but I need the fresh air and sun too. It felt so good to feel the cold air on my face and the sun on my back and to just stretch my legs outside. There's nothing like it. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:32:25 EST Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617687 Ads make me laugh sometimes...I was checking a message board here and the ad to the side was an M&Ms ad and it said "America's favorite nut" and here I was being sad this holiday season because I didn't see my favorite nut anywhere (even Whole Foods was out because apparently they were the only store that had them)...which is the Brazil nut. It's also odd to see a candy ad on SP. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:49:36 EST Five reasons not to calorie count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616310 <link>www.lulora.com/5-reasons-not-to-calo<BR>rie-count/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is why I focus on eating nutrient dense foods vs counting anything. Wed, 5 Feb 2014 20:56:41 EST With how much better my knees are doing.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613188 I have to wonder if one day running might be a possibility. Not something I'd do a lot but something I could do if I felt like it. Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:10:37 EST Good eating over the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613128 There was pasture raised chicken, bacon from pasture raised pigs, eggs from my in laws chickens and Brussels sprouts (those were the highlights). Sun, 2 Feb 2014 14:47:52 EST Cold is something that other people complain about.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611257 I tend to be warmer than everyone else. I always have been (even when too thin pre-puberty). I'm unfazed by temps in the 20s (Fahrenheit) and am overly warm at about 75. I am one of the first people out swimming every year...even in Michigan where people start in the 70s. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have had blood tests and have always come out perfectly normal. The one thing I was reading and could think of was the fact that I build muscle easily. Maybe my body type lends itself to being warmer? <... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:34:19 EST Losing my fear of losing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611145 I told my husband recently that I was afraid the weight that I was losing would bother my friends and he asked why. I told him they'd think I was a crazy health nut. Then he pointed out I AM a crazy health nut and people still like me. Yeah. I guess that wasn't a rational fear. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:14:55 EST Reminded of the benefits of getting fitter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610465 I slipped on the ice a little today and again no injury. Apparently I'm actually developing the muscles it takes to hold things in place and hold me up. <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to keep doing SPs Pilates video for legs (from January Jumpstart) because I think it's making a huge difference for me. After doing it five times this month I can actually do it without watching it even.... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:21:26 EST An exciting end to January and some Febraury goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609142 <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> I finally did it! I got in over 1000 fitness minutes this month and got the trophy! Hopefully my first of many! <BR> <BR> I'd like to keep up this trend (or something close to it) next month. I'm also wanting to track my water and get enough for every day in February (I forget to drink when it's not hot outside....) <BR> <BR> The other good news is that I'm down to 163.6. I'm hoping to hit that 160 line in March. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:01:15 EST And my weight is right back down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604361 I've relost pretty much everything I'd gained. Bodies are funny like that. I think I was pretty dehydrated though! I actually tracked water yesterday to make sure to get it all in. Michigan IS kind of dry this time of year after all. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:57:41 EST Gained another pound.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603141 But I'm looking at it as temporary and not letting it get me down!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l257008984.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l472904398.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l317614293.jpg"> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:09:14 EST I wonder... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601291 With the thoughts I have about not really looking forward to warmer weather (I love winter a lot which isn't terribly odd in itself, I know a lot of people who like winter) I wonder if I'm in the minority that has reverse SAD. Something about the snow melting is always kind of depressing to me and I really don't look forward to summer and being waaay too warm (which I have been every year of my entire life and no I wasn't always overweight, in fact I was underweight for my first eleven years ... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:25:31 EST On the plus side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600166 Everything isn't going as well as I had hoped. I'm just feeling tired this week and am up a couple of pounds. On the plus side I just slipped in my kitchen and DID NOT hurt my knees. The muscles in my one leg were a little sore for about three minutes but I'm back to 100% less than 10 minutes later vs not being able to really walk for the next month or so. This tells me that my workouts are doing something good! Maybe those two pounds are muscle gain :D Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:36:50 EST Reminding myself (and it's awesome advice I think!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600082 Weight loss/fitness gains/etc are meant to be a marathon, not a sprint. If you try to go too fast you won't win because you'll burn out before you hit the finish line. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to do too much too fast and/or not fueling it right. I'm keeping on moving but it's gotten slower not by my own choice. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:37:24 EST Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598158 http://www.halftimefit.com/new-years-healt<BR>h-resolutions-success-guide/#sthash.s8<BR>AacpTW.dpbs <BR> <BR> Thankfully I'm just working on exercise. I got food down last year (starting in September I started eating mostly for hunger only and watching portions, was already a fairly healthy eater). Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:50:21 EST I lose slowly (and I don't care!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593551 I have only been losing .5lb to 1lb max per week but since I don't do anything drastic I think that's awesome (I don't even track food, I'm just trying to watch portions and eat more fruits and veggies). I actually feel like I might shift the weight for good this time and that's good as I'm not getting any younger (but I might still have young enough skin for it to bounce back from the weight I've gained over the past few years). I am just not letting anything thwart my efforts! I'm looking a... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:25:51 EST Strength training to help joints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581929 So apparently strength training is the best thing for my loose joints. I have to be careful but I can stabilize and dislocate-proof myself quite a bit. My condition isn't even as severe as it comes and people with worse problems have gotten a lot better by strength training. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:23:27 EST 2014 Goals (yes, resolutions) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573062 - Get the 250 fitness minute trophy every month <BR> - Get the 150 a week fitness achievement at least once. <BR> - Read 55 books (easy one for me, I'm a fast reader and I read A LOT). <BR> - Spend more time petting my cats and hanging out with DH. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:06:05 EST 167.2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568853 Lost the first 10lbs of the 50 I had to lose! It's pretty exciting. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:49:21 EST Workout goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139390 Beyond sticking to 600 fitness months a minute (and slowly ramping up to 1000), I'm pretty excited about getting my dance (and kickboxing) fitness game to start throwing the more leg intensive exercises at me (it's a progressive game as far as I can see). I tried some a few weeks ago but I'd like to see them in my premade routine..which means using the game more. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Also this: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/cardio<BR>_elliptical_endurance.asp <BR> or alternativly... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:28:00 EST Strength Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131871 Monday: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_plan_generator_details.asp?id=53 </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_plan_generator_details.asp?id=23 </link> <BR> <BR> Friday: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_plan_generator_details.asp?id=92 </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:22:25 EST Moody moody me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120769 Did a short workout video today. I really have to start doing more because I'm so much less of a grouch when I've had my workout. It just lets me get away from everything that bugs me for a few minutes and boy do I need that break sometimes. It also calms me down and energizes me (interesting eh?) <BR> <BR> I did take my vitamins today. Probably skimped a little on water (I forget a lot) but I'll have a little more before bed. <BR> <BR> I do feel awfully grouchy right now because I broke... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:07:28 EST Change your words, change your life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119197 I used to hate exercise. I absolutely despised it. <BR> <BR> It all started right after puberty. I had gained weight and exercise was only about punishing myself for my weight. I kept that same thinking up until fairly recently. I kept it up through the throes of an eating disorder (surprising? I think not.) <BR> <BR> Then I started to tell myself something different. I like exercise. It doesn't matter what I weigh. Moving feels good. I am less grumpy with people when I get some in. I am ... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:14:49 EST Kind of a cool giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112491 http://www.appsumo.com/~smSbb/ Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:13:33 EST Dear self, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085513 If you are under the impression a recipe might have too much sugar than you are probably right. I feel all yucky now (tired, bloated, just blah). I'm not anti-sugar but too much is just too much. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 17:21:50 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060453 I have finally gotten consistent. I have made leaps and bounds in my endurance and strength. And I feel it's mostly because I've stopped focusing on my weight. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 13:49:07 EST Binge...reading. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010960 I'm really starting to prefer binge reading to binge eating. I haven't done the latter but I'm five books ahead on my reading goal on the former. The best part? I don't feel bad at all about myself. <BR> <BR> My secret? I allow anything. I eat enough. That's it. For the reading I've just always read. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:31:20 EST Time to change one thing and see what happens. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770239 http://liveyourlegend.net/productivity-gui<BR>de-how-richard-branson-does-so-much-th<BR>e-power-of-fitness/#comments Sun, 4 Mar 2012 15:22:46 EST I always forget... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770203 how very much I like to move! I was on an exercise hiatus because I got sick with a lot of upper respiratory issues. Doing a lot better now thankfully. <BR> <BR> It all started with dogs running in snow and me wanting to lope along with them. The cold just adds a thrill to being outside to me (I really was meant to live in these northern climes!). Then we went on vacation across the state to Frankenmuth and we walked everywhere, again the cold felt good! We've had too mild of a winter for t... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 14:54:23 EST Getting back in the zone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728516 I've been sleeping a lot again (in place of getting any exercise beyond transporting myself to and from work, I walk) and eating a lot of processed crap. Trying hard to get away from that because you are what you eat and when I eat crap I feel like crap. <BR> <BR> Good start this morning with oatmeal, Chobani, and homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Going to continue into lunchtime with wholegrain bread, tuna, avocado, spinach and just a teensy bit of mayo, plus grapes for snack. Then looking ... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 09:01:09 EST Finally proved to myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706657 ...that the numbers on the scale aren't the whole picture. I'm steadily weighing in the high 160's yet my waistbands are telling me I've lost some fat. Silly scale. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:13:08 EST Real fit lady avoids painful fall - thanks exercise. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678852 I've been workout crazy lately. I'm feeling so good I just don't want to NOT do it. Not losing weight be damned! It is benefiting me obviously as I discovered today. I slipped on the ice coming home (I don't drive so I walk/take public transport unless I'm being driven) and I didn't get hurt. I didn't even fall. It was almost like doing a side squat...Did I mention my love of exercise? Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:47:34 EST Things I did today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611864 Got myself 30 Day Shred and NYC Ballet Workout, I'm finding that doing workouts in little chunks has the bonus of keeping me awake during the day (thank you Exercise TV On Demand!). <BR> <BR> Cleaned off my computer table. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can add finished laundry and homework to the list later. <BR> <BR> Still sleeping too much,,, Sun, 4 Dec 2011 13:31:43 EST No answer to fatigue but the numbers are good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532410 I got back my blood test results today and my doctor had written "great!!" on them. I'm glad about that so my question is why would a 28 year old woman in otherwise good health be so tired? Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:01:12 EST Turning wishes into goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4522548 Last night I was sitting in the car with my bf on the way to a restaurant, I was coughing (I have a terrible cold right now) and I thought to myself "I wish I could be in amazing physical and mental health." Then I thought to myself, why I am I wishing and not setting goals? So here we go. <BR> <BR> Physical health: <BR> Make sure I'm taking the stairs when I can breathe without hacking. <BR> Get off the bus a stop or so early when I have to take it. <BR> Drink Drink Drink (some of us forget... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:57:49 EST Knitting is the most wonderful thing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4511878 I had a drs appointment the other day (I've been having huge problems with fatigue). I was worried that my BP would be high because I just got a new GP and I get a little nervous around doctors that I am not familiar with. It turned out that my BP came in low (low-average, not problematic). I'm pretty sure it had something to do with me knitting in the waiting room. Since trying to give up mindless eating I've been looking for boredom and stress reducers. Recently I've learned to knit and the... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:40:36 EST Losing muscle.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508190 I was unaware that by being inactive I lose muscle even at my age! What an eye opener. No wonder I feel weaker than I did a few years ago. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:42:50 EST The best way to give up unhealthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4475980 Pay attention to how you feel when you are practising them! This is the best way to take on good habits too. I had pop (soda to you non-Midwestern folk) today because a patron where I work bought me one. Then I came home and ate a little too much of my pound cake (made for a get together tonight, it fell and I wanted to make sure it was ok). After feeling good all day I now feel sluggish and have a horrific stomach ache!! I just hope I feel better by dinner. I had some Pepto Bismol, some wate... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 17:43:50 EST Missing my exercise time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4459427 Classes just started again (I'm working on the last year of my associate's degree) and it has taken most of my exercise time from me! When they say going to school full-time is like more than a full-time job they're right! And I don't handle the stress of actual full time jobs very well. With the way things are going I'm gone all day four days a week and most of a fifth. I have classes until 9pm on Monday. This makes for a very tired, very exhausted Kelly at the end of the day. Thankfully my ... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:29:40 EST Eating not so healthy things sometimes is ok. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4451348 I went to Olive Garden the other day and needless to say I overate. But did I let that get to me? NO. Every once in a while I'm going to want white pasta with white sauce, and every once in a while is ok. I get right back on track with my whole grains and my veggie-full sauces without a problem. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:45:28 EST Using bad habits to make good ones....or why there is part of a watermelon on my counter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4448007 I've started leaving random fruit on my counters to play into the fact that if its out in the open I'll eat it. And I was right. Everytime I go into the kitchen I catch myself digging up a tablespoon of that melon. I bet it would work with veggies too...must try that. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:33:02 EST