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Today was my last day whitewater kayaking on the Gauley River in WV. (class IV)
Happy to report no injuries, made some new friends, had a great time and burned lots of calories. :-) A little stiff and sore but overall feeling good.
Got into a conversation with the friendly person manning the hotel front desk tonight and she just joined SP! Her sp id is MISENTIS. :-). Feel free to tell her 'hi.'. LOL
Heading home tomorrow. Looking forward to having a computer so I can update the maintenance annuversaries spreadsheet...
Never, ever, EVER give up!
From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.
Goal 155 +/- 3%
A good day - ate in range, walked, ST, all that good stuff. Happy Rosh HaShanah!!!
"Dance as if no one is watching."
Hi everyone. I'm new and just reading all of your posts, I wish there was a "like" button like Facebook uses, because I'd "like" everything I've read. I'm so glad to have found this team!
Day off of work, but not really a day off. Had a morning meeting at 6:30, then took a little time to be quiet and do some reading before church. Church at 11AM, grocery shopping on the way home. Going to get a couple of meals prepped for the week and some laundry done and just a little relaxation......oh, almost forgot an hour of Pilates before church. May try to get a run in, but not killing myself. Have learned my lesson about obsessing and not giving myself time to rest - mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically!
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
After my morning walk around the neighborhood, I met a friend at the beach and spent three hours there walking, snapping photos and enjoying the perfect weather. Since I've revised my goal weight range down about 10 lbs from my original maintenance goal range, I am back in losing mode but it still feels like maintenance for some reason. Other than I am now really getting to serious diet numbers. The low range of my calories is 1,200 which I am not used to doing on purpose for any length of time. Just a few weeks, I'm telling myself but I am likely to feel hungry at that number. Oh well, really, just a few weeks.
Ah Sundays - my scheduled day off (SDO)
Off from workouts that is, not forgetting about nutrition.
I successfully socialized after church without cookie, cupcake etc in hand. Giving me a choc chip cookie is like handing a little bit of vodka to an alcoholic.
My goal today is to master that recipe calculator and save the results for later tracking. Yesterday it wasn't cooperating. So far I've been using the database and hoping e.g. that my turkey meat loaf is similar to everyone elses. But I can't tell if their "serving" is the same as mine. The database doesn't seem to offer an ounces option.
Oh well, more investigation needed.
HappySoul: That sounds like a wondful, interesting class. Good advice too. It's too bad I'm so allergic to fish. It always eliminates healthy rule #1 for me.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
Hi everyone. First time posting on the daily thread! Yea!
I'm still figuring out my maintenance calorie range. I figure it will take me a month or so of experimentation and bouncing around until I get some good enough data to base decision on. Trial and error until then.
My nutritionist did a bioimpedence scan and with some other data she put together a plan for me that has me on 1500 cal/day for a rest day, with 100 extra calories per/mile on days that I run and 100 extra calories per 1/2 hour of strength training. That means 1500-2200 range, depending on my exercise for the day. That's what I'm striving for, for now.
I'm finding that having a protein shake in the morning is a great way to start off. Tastes delicious and only 280 calories for a breakfast with 30g of protein. Can't beat that.
I ran 6.2 miles this morning in 66 minutes. I have a 10k race coming up in a few weeks and my goal is 63 minutes but my ultra-secret, under-the-radar goal is under 1 hr. We'll see how it goes. I imagine it will depend a lot on the temperature.
Off to do strength training with my workout partner. Have a great day, everyone!
Lost 65 pounds just in time for my 40th birthday. Now maintaining my weight loss, training for a half marathon and lifting weights seriously. Love my body and love my life. It was all worth it!
No prob with the salmon and walking plan, Carol! Got those covered.
Company's coming tonight. I got avocados from a neighbor a week ago, this led to guacamole, and that in turn led Bill to announce a Mexican fiesta for our friends. I've got a Mexican radio station on the iPad, all the decorations are out, and Bill's chopping like mad in the kitchen. He even bought fat-free refried beans for me (but then decided to jazz them up with Monterey jack cheese; I wouldn't have had them anyway).
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"Letting go is much harder than fighting."
"Everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be."
“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” —Gilda Radner
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." --Reinhold Niebuhr
Can't believe I've had so many days in a row within my calorie range, even yesterday, with a pumpkin ale taste-off. This morning DH left on a trip, so I got up early and jogged farther than I have since the 80s: 3.85 miles. After breakfast, I did ST and yoga and have been working through my impossible long to-do list. Back at it!
Maintaining since May 19, 2012
Ate too much while out with friends yesterday and felt the effects of three indulgent days in a row. Still weighed less this morning than the day before, and my ring is looser. I'm at the top of my range so I'm really gong to get back to business, starting today. I made a multi-grain hot cereal for breakfast with enough for a couple weekday mornings. I'm going into weight loss mode and I'm going to get back down to where I was before vacation--that means about 5 lbs.
Overdid the calories and alcohol yesterday. Just one of those Saturdays.
Confident I'll get on track today.
"Everyone must believe in something. I believe I will go canoeing." Henry David Thoreau.
Goal weight: 31 August 2012
Splurge day did what splurge day does - up 2 1/2 pounds. Given there was a beer, LOTS of salt, and white bread in the equation I suspect it's mostly water.
Not cleaning up the act as much as I had hoped for today because DH wants to do grilled pizzas. I'll make a WW crust. Good enough :-)
There is no secret. Eat less. Move more. Love yourself. benchedbiologist.wordpress.com/
I've had no trouble keeping to calories in check all week, yesterday included. I'm on the low end of range, easily done since I've been sick with little appetite. And it's making up for not being able to workout, with my bronchitis. I'm still losing weight though and I'm happy about that...I'll be on vacation most of next week and will probably be exposed to favorite foods at my mom's. You know how that goes. I'll keep busy, that should help. And even though they live in a remote area, we got a wifi unit so I should be able to keep up with my SparkFamily and keep my goals in mind by reading about others' lives.
Maintaining since Jan 8, 2012
*Any exercise is better than no exercise!*
"...there is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think..."
-Quote from Pooh to Christopher Robin
I joined this group on Friday, just before rushing off to work and had a busy day. I also worked yesterday (yes, on Saturday). I have today and tomorrow off, though, and plan to leave town shortly, so no one can reach me on my cell phone.
Carol, you class sounds wonderful!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!
Thank you Happysoul for posting this information. I am definitely going to be finding out all I can about the food plan you posted. My mom died in my home from alzhemiers and lewy bodies. I plan on doing all I can to help my brain be healthy.
Dropped almost 3 lbs in 3 days - our bodies are such wonderful machines. I had not been feeding it enough and it seems now to be responding to the increased calories and fats. I thank God for a body that has and continues to be so forgiving to me and so good to me. I have put it through a lot - but like the energy bunny it keeps coming back. Still waiting for my tailbone to finish healing. Seems like a slow process but there is daily progress. Beautiful morning here.
Good Morning! I put together a crock pot curry today so that I have a healthy dinner tonight after last nights very unhealthy mac and cheese. It is based on an SP recipe but I adjusted some of the ingredients to fit our taste and ingredients. Will have to enter the recipe later after it cooks down so I know how many cups I end up with.
"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of." anonymous
Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!
"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." John Dewey
Wow, I just kept waking up all night, don't know why but think it is all the information from the class.
Dr. Amen taught all morning but also had a Dr who has his MD/PHd and he is a major researcher on the "brain" and what affects it's decline. Interesting note: when you start to exhibit systoms of dementia, you have had it for about 20 years. He said we should have "brain envy" and strive for the "best brain".
The afternoon was taught by his wife who is a RN + masters in nutrition, her plan is the Omni Diet and today she will go over it in specifics but yesterday gave us the overview. It isn't a plan to "lose" weight but a plan for good nutrition using the latest and proven statics.
We had the room packed with 85-90 people, a few flew in from AZ, NY &CO. There were 20 on-line people...so they were filming it live, so we can go back and listen again and for the next 8 weeks. Will be meeting every Wed. night until Nov. 3rd
After listening to how the food we choose affects the brain and what is needed, I am sold and going for it. Today we are in class from 9-6:00.
A footnote: you need to walk 1 mile/day or 2 miles every other day and you need to eat fish (best Salmon, worst Cod as far as Omega 3's) 1/week and you will reduce your chances for a pitted brain (brain injury) by 50%. This study was conducted for 25 years out of the east coast and orginated at the U. of Pittsburgh
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Hi everyone and hope you're all having a nice weekend! I finally feel like I'm back on track after going off for a few days after my hospital visit on Wednesday. Made it to the gym yesterday and did a reasonably good workout. I'm planning to just take a long leisurely walk today and will otherwise focus on staying on point foodwise. I have a busy week ahead but it should be good for me because it will help keep my mind on other things!
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.
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