Beautiful weather here in PA this morning. Fall is in the air, for sure. I went to the local high school track and walked for an hour and climbed the bleachers. since school is in, I had the pleasure of being in the company of 9th and 10th graders who were required to run around the track 4 times and when done, had to remember their time. The gym teachers will have them run the track again, a number of times, to see if they can improve their time. I had to laugh listening to their comments......."it's so cold out", "I can't believe she's making us do this", "just run faster so we can get this done faster". I told one of the gym teachers, in front of a small group of the class, that they need to do their future selves a favor and take care of their bodies now. The teacher laughed and said, 'absolutely!!' but the kids that heard me just looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears. Ah, youth! Be happy, Pat
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Fitness Minutes: (95,212) Posts: 24,505 9/10/12 12:00 P
My weight is the same this morning as it was yesterday so I must be back in the non-vacation mode. My three cats wait until I am stirring to jump up and request breakfast. It will get later and later as the sun comes up later in the morning. I wish Daylight Savings Time would end the last weekend in October like it used to. I prefer sun in the morning to get me up.
Nell Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
current weight: -1.2 under
Fitness Minutes: (29,091) Posts: 248 9/10/12 10:21 A
My weekends tend to be my healthiest as far as eating and exercise. I had another very active Sunday with my hour morning walk, then 2 1/2 hour walk on the beach, then moseying around on a garden tour. Got off to a good start for a Monday with going into work a bit late so I did my walk, then 35 minutes of step aerobics.
ANDASI, your book sounds interesting about the calories. However, I don't do weights and am only 5' 3". I'm sure it must vary depending on height and body composition. 1800 - 2000 calories is probably my maintenance level but I've only been on maintenance for a bit over a week now and want to move slowly on adding calories. Plus, right before I hit my goal, I finally got off a plateau and my body currently seems inclined to be losing weight. Since my goal was still a few lbs over normal weight BMI, I decided to see how it goes as far as losing a little bit more.
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Fitness Minutes: (50,284) Posts: 2,312 9/10/12 10:21 A
ONEWEIGH... so funny about the cats. My 90-lb "baby" follows me around in the mornings like a puppy. He sits and watches me make coffee, etc. nearly every morning. If he's not doing that, he will lie on MY side of the bed and snuggle with my husband.
Last night, my husband was snoring and I could NOT get back to sleep, so I moved to the couch. I was re-awakened every so often by a cold nose and/or lick to my face. LOL
Up a pound from yesterday due to eating until I was overfull at a barbecue/potluck. Just "a little bit of everything" added up to an estimated 2000 calories! No info on my aunt since yesterday. I slept a bit better last night (with the help of a sleeping pill). It was dark later this morning so the kitten didn't go off quite so early and he's learning how to be close without pestering (and that pestering gets him dumped unceremoniously off the bed!). I did laugh at the whole feline crew this morning. I was making my coffee and the three of them were sitting and watching me, blinking and yawning. I told them that they didn't HAVE to get up when I do, they could sleep in with my husband!
current weight: 131.0
Fitness Minutes: (45,429) Posts: 4,682 9/10/12 10:12 A
Hi everyone! I'm feeling good and back to my usual self after last week's bloating. I made some adjustments to my eating, kept up my exercise and everything seems to have worked itself out. I'm nicely on track and managed my evening out with the girls last night well. Had a great time and a few drinks without going off plan. Success!
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since. Had a baby at the end of April 2016 and am working to get back to my pre baby form, or at least as close to it as I realistically can!
Food and exercise good over the weekend did have some cravings due to pms indulged in ice cream on friday it was good but wished i would have had a bigger portion wanted more the next day but did not cave. Feeling really satisfied with my meals lately and the amount of food im consuming i have not been hungry. Ive been sticking to 1800 cals a day will see how far this takes me and where it takes me. 1500 cal just makes my skin crawl with hunger.
Im reading the New Rules Of Lifting right now i got the idea from this team i came across it somewhere. And so far i am very much liking this book. I just read the part where it talks about how damaging low calorie eating is for the long term and the author seems to be saying 1500 cals is low especialy if youre working out. I was happy to read this seeing as i cant seem to go below 1800.
Calories totally off base yesterday, no clue how bad. Too many birthday's in a weeks time. I did run 4 miles in morning yesterday in just over 42 minutes and bowled for 2 hours.
Have my food wisely picked out today because tonight there is DQ ice cream cake for my daughter's birthday. Not just your regular one either. Her BFF works at DQ and it has tons of fudge and crunch coat. YUM!
Ran a mile this moring in 11:31 and then did my ST for about 40 minutes.
Off to a good start I'd say.
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current weight: 7.2 over
Fitness Minutes: (67,981) Posts: 8,449 9/10/12 7:58 A
Good Morning! I too did little posting yesterday. Had a great time at the Renaissance festival, but food was off. Had my first beer in several months and too much fat but I enjoyed what I ate, it was one day and I am all ready for a good week!
"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of." anonymous
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current weight: 230.0
Fitness Minutes: (50,284) Posts: 2,312 9/10/12 7:48 A
Hi gang! I missed yesterday's check-in... was barely on the computer at all. Thanks Celia for starting it. And like she said, if you are first here and don't see the thread, go ahead and start us out. =)
I didn't have the best weekend calorie-wise. TOM played a part. At least I got a couple of workouts in, though.
Moving forward today. Lunch packed, slurping as much water as I can, working out tonight. I may do some ladies' room jumping jacks throughout the day. LOL
that will probably be me - i never know if i should check in on the previous day, which i'm writing about, or the current day, since i do my sparking in the morning. but i'll start it off tomorrow:-
live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life! "i run because i can" coach nicole! "I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham "Right here, right now, right choice" cannie50! one day at a time...
susan washington state pacific time zone +3 hours difference from EST
SW march 25 2012: 123 GOAL met aug. 13, 2012: 103
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Fitness Minutes: (118,564) Posts: 11,298 9/10/12 7:40 A
Good morning, all. Hey, early birds...if you're the first one on the board in the morning, how about starting the new daily check-in thread?
Off to a good start this morning with a good breakfast and some body-weight exercises I sneaked in at the office before people started coming in (including push ups, lunges, and seated knee lifts). So much to make up for after the weekend (oops).
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