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Came in at the low end of my caloric range today, but not much cardio - we drove halfway across WA state in the rain.
"Dance as if no one is watching."
I'm still new to this maintenance thing. I was half a pound over goal Friday, 1 pound under goal Saturday, half a pound under goal on Sunday, and right at goal weight this morning. I ate decent all weekend. I didn't get as much exercise as I would have liked, but was able to do some. At the moment, I'm feeling very optimistic about my ability to maintain. I'm also really excited because today is my 5 year anniversary at my job. I've never worked that long anywhere before and am feeling especially grateful considering the crappy economy!
"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live." - Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
Had a rough weekend food-wise but vowed yesterday to get back on track and had a gold star day. Off to a good start, today, too. I'm finding that it's harder for me to eat well on my rest days--for some reason working out keeps me virtuous.
Have a tough 11-mile run tomorrow, and I'm hoping that that combined with where I'm at in my cycle now will bring me back into my maintenance range. It's been psychologically difficult to be above it, which I guess is progress in and of itself.
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!
I just got back from the gym where I told the men that they were the subject of my blog today. They're not Sparkpeople so they won't read it, but I did summarize it for them and they seemed pleased.
I did the aerobics/weights class, heavy on the weights today and 2 miles on the tm.
I've got a massage scheduled for 3 pm and a choral rehearsal tonight.
Good thing dinner will be leftovers.
It seems like the weekend was tough foodwise for a lot of us. Congrats to those who stuck to their plan and good maintaining thoughts to those getting back on track.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
Oye, well Saturday was a disaster, food wise. It started Friday night actually. I had a nice healthy dinner planned out, then BF wanted to go to the bar. So I ate dinner there, along with a big cocktail. I often order off the kids menu there, but the portions used to be huge. They reduced them, and now they're tiny! I woke up hungry at 2 in the morning, which I NEVER do. So I had to have a snack. I hate that, I took in a lot of calories, but not nutritious ones. Anyway, we went up to Wyoming for a football game, so my lunch was at a bar, my dinner was at Wendy's at like 11pm. Also had a cocktail and a beer... probably one of my worst eating days in a long while. I tried to reel it in on Sunday (after having a McDonald's breakfast LOL), but I felt hungry all day. It's my TOM so that's part of it, plus I've noticed whenever I eat really bad stuff one day, I feel hungry the entire next day, no matter how much I eat.
So, this week I have a pretty light week planned out... probably too light and I noticed I'm almost out of yogurts. I need to figure out a protein packed snack to add in to get me another 200-300 calories. We have a bunch of trail mix at the house so I'll probably try that out. I also picked up some berry newtons at the store, they have fiber in them and are a nice little treat for only 100 calories. But, I'm still struggling with eating enough during the week... hard to change the "diet" habits I formed... just like it was hard to change the "bad" habits before I guess.
BF is leaving on Saturday morning to go hunting through Monday night, then he's going to leave again the following Thursday through Sunday to go again. I also struggle with eating enough "good" calories when he's not around since I don't like cooking meals for one. Maybe I'll just do a large pasta bake or something to eat off of. I made one last week w/ chicken sausage that was really good, especially reheated.
Working on maintaining at 140!
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Quick check-in... dentist appointment has me just now getting to work.
Weekend could have been WAY better, and I'm recommitting today.
Have a great day, team!!!
~Christie in NC
Highest weight: 251
Maintenance weight: 138
Over 110 pounds gone for good!
Yesterday was wet and blustery. I went to the earlier church service. Husband had to go in to work for a bit, but got home in time to watch the Seahawks game. I'd gotten jalapeños in our produce box this week and they were already starting to go soft, so I made bacon wrapped poppers for lunch/game snacks. They only amounted to about 325 calories for half of them, with reduced fat cream cheese and pre-cooked bacon. I even had calories left at the end of the day for a couple of small glasses of wine. This morning I set beans to soak to make beans, sausage and greens in the pressure cooker tonight. Weight up a bit from yesterday, which I expected, but I should go into the next maintenance challenge in good shape!
Yesterday was a blah day for me, and decided to have it be a semi-rest day. During "The Amazing Race", I did upper body strength training, and my shoulder didn't fight me on it, so I was happy with that.
This morning, I did a short 3 mile run (my digestive system decided that was all I was going to do...), so I plan to do another run tonight at the gym. Today, it's DEFINITELY going to be on the track and NOT the treadmill!
I am also trying to figure out what a good level of activity would be for me as far as maintenance. I've gotten so used to this up at 4AM routine (even on weekends), that it's hard for me to go out and do stuff (took 2 days to get back on track after the last time I was out past 10PM). I know I need to have a more balanced life, but I also need my sleep. I'm sure I'll figure it out one of these days...
Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013
I am on a dangerous, slippery slope.
I've been unable to resist snacking, taking extra helpings, not weighing things out. Saturday was the Halloween party and while I had fun with the girls, my nutrition was so bad AND I didn't track it. Cupcakes, cheese, wine, fruit, baked ziti and more! There goes my streaks...
Sunday I woke up and resolved to eat clean and flush the binge out of my system, but I failed. I ate 2 portions of dinner. I've spent the weekend gorging myself and being uncomfortably full.
I ran 6 miles on Saturday, my longest yet, which is fantastic. But it was negated by my unhealthy eating :( Sunday I went to the gym with my bf and I didn't have a plan.. ended up doing only 10 minutes on the elliptical bc I hate cardio machines, and only about 15 minutes of half-a$$ed ST.
I tried to set myself up to have a good, clean start to the work week by making crockpot oatmeal last night. I set up the on/off timer but I didn't turn the crockpot ON.. so I woke up to raw milky oats (is that even safe to eat anymore--I think not!!). My alarm didn't go off so I woke up 30 minutes late, only to find a surprise rain storm which made it difficult to get the dogs to do their business and traffic was a nightmare.... holy crap I'm in a really bad place. I've GOT to turn this around TODAY.
After a week of mindless eating, I was back on track Sat and Sun. I am determined to show a weight loss this week.
"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
Kept within my calorie range all weekend and kept up with my walking and ST routines. Good thing I was prepared for my weight to be, basically, stuck for yet another week because, despite a nice drop Saturday morning, it's back up again to where I'd estimated it would be this week. I had my hopes up that my estimating would be wrong, though!
"Awareness is all."
"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
Poor eating day yesterday, though Saturday wasn't too bad. Took most of the week off cardio, and my back and hip feel better...good enough for a walk today, if I can squeeze it in before the rain comes.
Maintaining since May 19, 2012
We were away this weekend. Did splurge at dinner both Saturday and yesterday, didn't do the crazy splurge thing tho. Lots of exercise, fresh air and relaxation. On to spin this am. Looks like we are getting the rain today.
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”
"Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday."
"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
It was a rainy weekend here also. I did go over my calories both Friday and Saturday, but that was planned. I've been on a liquid diet since yesterday and will be on it until tomorrow when I have surgery. Today I go for a colonoscopy and hopefully later today I will be up for a walk. The weather should be fantastic the next couple of days.
Have a great Monday!
both DH and i hit rock bottom weights yesterday, lower than either of us really want to be, after the morning run (which, btw, was fantastic, ending with a walk on the beach where we walked in the water and saw a rainbow). it was a strange feeling to say here, eat more! we went to a restaurant for the first time since arriving on molokai and enjoyed ourselves. now up from yesterday's 102 to 104, which is a better place to be (and probably salt-related).
have a great monday!
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!
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SW march 25: 123
GOAL met may 15: 111.0
GOAL met june 11: 108
GOAL met august 13, 2012: 103
maintenance goal: 105
A very rainy weekend allowed me really try out the new treadmill. I like it a lot,. So that is good news as we head towards winter. I am on a bit of an uptick, up .6 lb despite exercising daily and staying within calories. My body seems to be resisting my goal of 137. Well, it resisted 147 and we got there so I am hanging in. :-). Have a great week!
Happy Monday, everyone! A change of plans this weekend turned my usual one weekly splurge meal into two, so I ate a bit more than I had initially planned both Saturday and yesterday. The scale's up a little more than I had hoped this morning but I'm getting back on track with my pre-holiday plan and will hopefully undo the damage in two or three days. Life happens and I'm glad I enjoyed the celebrations but I'm committed to dealing with this now. I hope to be close to the mid-point of my range for the Thanksgiving Challenge (which is a big lower than my usual mid-point) by the time it starts up next week. I'm still well within range so overall my plan is working well. Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!
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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Back at it today after vacation. Stayed at goal weight while away. Feeling great about that.
Go slow to go fast.
Maintaining since September 15, 2012