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Calories Burned - Common Workouts
Note to self: when tracking exercise, use the following general numbers:
BodyCombat 500 caloies
BodyPump 300 calories
3 mile jog (10 min/mile) 400 calories
BodyJam 450 calories
BodyFlow 200 calories
BodyStep 500 calories
Zumba 4... Read more
Closing in on those skinny jeans!
Last night was my husband's work Christmas party. He works at a Christian school, so his "work friends" are actually our good friends who we see really regularly. It was a fun chance to get together. Something very cool happened there. Someone I... Read more
A Note for Myself
My period started today. I noticed, as I've been tracking food and generally paying more attention to what I've been eating, that I have been all about the fat yesterday and today. I ate more fat yesterday and today than I have any other day in ... Read more
Home for the Holidays
My daughter (2.5 y.o.) is old enough this year to help me decorate christmas cookies! I actually haven't made many cookies the last few years - usually I make one or two batches and then a batch of fudge (DH's favorite), then use the batches for... Read more
Last week, I was wallowing in a sea of Thanksgiving starches and goodies, with Christmas cookies on the horizon. Pretty depressed - we had family in town so I didn't make time to work out and spent the entire time cooking and offering people foo... Read more
Not that into it
I am having a food problem. Working out is going well. I am loving my PowerCut class on Tues and Sat am. But the eating... aah, the eating. Friday, after a week of trying really hard and still gaining a little weight, I figured if I'm going to b... Read more
3 week plateau?
Weighed in today. Gained .8lbs. DH pointed out our scale sucks, so he said I should consider +.8 to really be staying the same. I guess he's right.
I have to say I am not surprised, but am disappointed. Last week I was scared to weigh in be... Read more
When I exercise, I feel...
When I exercise, I feel energized instead of tired! That isn't to say I
every minute I exercise, I definite... Read more
Not getting good support at home
I am doing well. Following my diet. Doing the exercise. Exercising is becoming easier, though I can tell I'm pretty out of shape by how sore I feel in the mornings. Anyway... I should be excited about my progress. Instead, I feel tired and crabb... Read more
Week 1 weigh in
Last week - 172.8
This week - 170.4
What I did right --
* followed my meal plans almost to the letter, with some substitutions but no "cheating"
* did at least 30 minutes of exercise daily - made time for the gym... Read more
Nervous about tomorrow's weigh in
I am scared of tomorrow.
I have done really well this week. Stuck to my meal plan, exercised at least 30 minutes every day this week so far, drank more water than usual.
I am not "feeling it" though. I have a horrible feeling that I a... Read more
My kids don't have much exposure to daycare settings. When DD was little, we tried a few times to leave her in the church nursery and she had a really hard time. Little Man is MUCH more attached to his mama, DD has always been independent, and h... Read more
Day 1... Again
Now that I am done nursing, I am back to Sparkpeople. I am at the high end of my pre-pregnancy weight range. So I have arrived at the scary moment where I am ready to commit to trying to lose the 15 extra pounds I was struggling with before I ha... Read more
Well, I've been MIA for awhile. It's the guilt. I haven't been focusing much on myself lately in really any aspect. I'm in a "survival mode" instead. It is just a really busy time for us right now. I haven't been careful about my diet -- some da... Read more
Reflections, week 3
Well, this is week 3 since I started making an effort to cut sugars and processed foods out of my diet. I can't say I made much effort this week. I think I actually didn't eat enough over the past 2 days. Wednesday I drove 4 hours each way with ... Read more