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Vacay is winding down, as we head home Friday. We have walked a LOT, but we've eaten a lot, too. Not looking at a scale till I get home. :-D
Maintaining since May 19, 2012
I am holding steady at half a pound under goal weight. I got my workout in yesterday even though I did not feel like it. That is good. I've been eating good, exercising, and doing pretty good. I have been having some trouble sleeping, but hope to get that figured out before too long. I hope you all have a great afternoon!
"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live." - Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
Today I am exactly 2 lbs above my goal weight. I'm super psyched about this! Hoping to keep up the momentum!
It's good to read about everyone sticking to exercise routines and eating plans.
Today is a rest day and I needed it. My core is sore, along with my inner thighs, biceps and chest. I'll be back at it tomorrow with ST in the morning and cardio in the evening.
I wanted to snack less after dinner... and I did. I snacked less than a snacked the night before. Yay. Progress.
My pants aren't as tight as they were yesterday. But it's a different pair of pants.
Love and Logic parenting lesson last night was on empathy. This is week 2. So far I've learned how to be a braindead empath instead of a drill sergeant in a helicopter. Once again, Progress.
Great men are said to have four things in common: they speak softly, have a capacity for hard work, a deep conviction for their cause, and a consuming belief in their ability to do it.
John D. Hess, Writer
Central Time Zone
Weight is starting to come down a bit after my week of grief-eating. Bought myself a box of chocolate hazelnut cookies at Trader Joes this week. I could easily eat a box at one sitting, but I've been portioning them out. Good thing, as they're 90 calories each, for fairly small cookies. But oh, so good! I love !
Not exercising much, still having ankle trouble after 11 days. Upper body mostly and some core work.
Keeping calories in mid range, which seems to be working out ok, not having a gain.
*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
It's encouraging to read how well everyone has been doing!! Great motivator!
I've been staying on target with my calorie range. The past couple of weeks I have accomplished my goal of 2 bodypump classes each week. This week I'm working to also make my goal of 3 runs during the week. I'll do my second one for this week today after work.
Weight has begun to go down so that I might reach the goal of one pound by this weekend. It's been helpful to read comments on the thread "Navigating the Holidays".
Ever pressing on to be consistently persistent/persistently consistent
What feels like a sacrifice now will feel like an investment later on. -Andy Stanley "The Principle of the Path"
Healthy eating and exercise are my refuge, my sacrifice in an investment.
Unless our heart gets a passion for the new lifestyle we have created, it won't change who we are, just what we do. - Judy Brower
Scale is dropping back down again...I'm glad to see that. I was not over goal, but I have been wanting to shift my goal downward about 3 pounds, and it seems to be headed there. Great day yesterday! Scheduled for a family portrait at church tonight...new parish directories! I'm pretty excited about it, and all of my kids will be there..even the older one who has moved out!
Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
I dropped a couple of pounds after two days of too much sodium. Even watching what you eat when having to have lunch out usually means more sodium than I would have at home.
Earnie - Monteagle, TN
I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. -John O'Donohue
If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.
At the end of every road there is something worth seeing.
Laura, have you talked to your doctor about how you feel? No need to suffer through it if there's something that can be done.
Same weight as yesterday this morning, good. In the last day or so, my supply (#breastfeeding issues) has plummeted. Wondering now if I'm cutting too many calories, but just too tired to care.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.
Yesterday I was textbook example of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Even after enjoying the long weekend, I could not being myself to get out of bed. I called in sick to work and slept all day long. On the bright side, I did so much sleeping that I didn't do a lot of eating!
Today I'm feeling a little better, but I feel like my head isn't attached to my body. I guess I haven't fully come out of my day-long hibernation. Let's hope this funk doesn't stick around all winter like it did last year...
Sorry, I've been a little absent lately!
I'm plugging along. Last week I felt really burned out with exercise, so I took a bit of a break. Despite that and weekend eating, I'm right in range weight-wise today. I'm back on the workout bandwagon and I'm paying close attention to food.
Other than that, just busy, busy! I hope everyone is well. =)
~Christie in NC
Highest weight: 251
Maintenance weight: 138
Over 110 pounds gone for good!
Still in target range - so that's good. The scale isn't moving at all - I guess that's what maintenance is supposed to be, right?
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I'm going to succeed because I'm crazy enough to think I can!
Well, I'm back to where I want to be weight-wise with about 11 pounds to go until my goal for December 22. We'll see if I get there or not, but all I can do is just make sure that I eat within range, continue with my exercise, sleep and water and just see what happens.
I've also decided to start running with a group from my gym on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The route I take is well lit, but there was still an attack recently on a female jogger (she fortunately got away) not too far from my route, so I figured it was time to stop tempting fate and go with strength in numbers. There are a few that run at about the same pace that I do, so that's a good thing. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.
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
Doing well, continuing to lose gradually, and close to the bottom of my range. This doesn't work so well for the Thankful Maintainer Challenge, though, in which the winner is whoever stays the closest to their stated target, and I chose the middle of my range!
"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
yesterday went well - first run in the snow, 5 miles, managed to do ST for the first time in a long time, then went for an afternoon walk, 1.3 miles. that's as good as it gets. nutrition was good, too - probably snacked a bit much while preparing dinner, but i don't think it had much effect. so all in all, a good one!
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...
central european time zone
- 6 hours difference from EST
SW march 25 2012: 123
GOAL met may 15 2012: 111.0