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Posts: 6,272 4/3/13 9:00 P
Hi Irene, I hope you feel better. I hope you get your tooth fixed soon. I had my teeth cleaned but need to have the dentist look at them. Best wishes for a wonderful day. Linda from bean town
Linda from bean town EST
current weight: 125.0
Posts: 9,230 4/3/13 1:23 A
Good morning, a bad tooth is restricting how I eat. have to eat slowly and chew on one side if my mouth! Yesterday I went to the dentist. He thinks I had an abscess under my tooth, so I am on a course of anti biotics now, hoping they cure the problem, I am big coward re dentists almost a phobia. It's sill very cold weather here in UK a biting cold wind. Have a a good day Irene
Irene in Nottinghamshire UK
Posts: 6,272 4/2/13 9:25 P
You are right it takes more time to lose than to gain in my case also. I ate cake last weekend for my Mom's birthday. I also dined out and ate more than I would if I was home. I need to be more careful and eat less. I did more exercise by washing the floors at home. I also walked the doggie. Best wishes, Linda from bean town
Linda from bean town EST
current weight: 125.0
Posts: 1,063 4/2/13 5:27 P
Isn't it awful how weight comes on so quickly and leaves so slowly! My body told me in no uncertain terms that it objected to my overeating, so today I'm eating light to give it a chance to recover a bit. I was thinking this morning that I have about two and a half months before vacation to get down below "goal weight" as I think it's inevitable I'm going to pick up a few pounds on a cruise.
current weight: 124.4
Posts: 8,102 4/2/13 3:02 P
I dislike spring. Yesterday I dressed my daughter in faux fur and she was too hot. Today I dress her in a denim coat and it's cold enough for snow, just can't win here. Picked up a cd of my kids easter pictures from the mall today as well as had my shellac polished changed at a local place. After paying for it I realized it would've been cheaper at the mall. I will know better next time. Anyways just made super simple crock pot beef stew added some corn and carrots. Smells delicious and looking forward to trying it tonight for dinner.
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current weight: 153.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,859) Posts: 343 4/2/13 2:05 P
I'm back after a few days away from the computer. Had a great Easter with my family and, gulp, I overate BIG time! Had 4 small pieces of candy and a helping of apple crisp on Sunday (and some ham, deviled eggs, a roll and mashed potatoes), but was able to do some major hiking about 5 miles+/- with some intervals of jogging and later some weights and floor exercises when I got home. My whole body hurt when I went to bed--but the achy feeling was gone by the next day. The scales have went up 5 lbs.
--funny (or not) how that works . . . I over eat on one day (I calculated just over 2000 cal.) and gain FIVE lbs.!!!!! I know some of it must be water weight (from the salty ham and junk food) but it sure sends out the alarm loud and clear how fast the weight can return if / when we let our guard down. I can't do that very often!!!
Have a great day, everyone!
Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6" GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140) CW: 124.7 My focus is fitness! (I'm getting there . . . )
current weight: -9.9 under
Posts: 2,583 4/2/13 12:17 P
Cardio, Coach Nicole's Turkey Burner workout, stretching. Two Sparkpeople videos. Yesterday I go in an afternoon walk.
Fitness Minutes: (13,671) Posts: 579 4/2/13 11:48 A
Started my day with "Rise and Shine Yoga" and feel great!! Just getting ready to transition to the maintenance stage with 1 more pound to lose so thought I'd explore what it takes and how to prep. I am not inclined to want to give up the nutrition or fiootness tracker as they have really helped me stay conscious of my habits and on track. Onward and upwards I say!!!
March Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (58,628) Posts: 6,470 4/2/13 11:07 A
Sore today - I had Airrosti therapy yesterday, so my right leg is all bruised up, but at least my knee is facing forward again. I managed to get in a 2.25-mile walk this morning, and some strength training, and tonight I'm supposed to go to my first ballroom dancing lesson with my husband - yay!
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"No one knows the battles we survive." --Umbrella Brigade
current weight: 149.0
Posts: 789 4/2/13 10:47 A
The rainy cooler weather arrived 3 days earlier than originally forecast, but the whole Easter weekend was really sunny and above average temps.. It was soooo nice. But as the old saying goes.. April showers bring May flowers..
I've got a busy (for me) week ahead, but compared to the rest of you, my days are pretty darned slow, but I need that to manage my arthritis..
Have a geat day folks.
Reached goal weight 112 lbs November 23, 2012
current weight: -3.5 under
Posts: 1,895 4/2/13 9:38 A
My Spark Coach Challenge today is no sweets--and man I need that! I had a food blowout all weekend--and it was the sweets! I feel like a drub addict. I have a busy day on the agenda--last day of spring break, and I have cleaning I want to get done today!
Highest weight: 248 August 2010 Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012 1/29/14-Gained back 20-peeling it off!
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Pounds lost: 81.4
Fitness Minutes: (78,825) Posts: 10,964 4/2/13 8:40 A
Lots of check-ins already!
Bess, your beans and rice dish sounds scrumptuous!
Toni, sorry about your son's injury! Hope he heals very fast.
I was on my way to finishing the day inside my calorie range but decided on one last glass of wine, which lowered my resistance to cravings. You'd think I would learn. So I blew it right at the end of the day. Thank goodness I was on track the rest of the day. Working to be better today.
Celia Maintaining since May 19, 2012
current weight: 3.0 over
Posts: 30,849 4/2/13 8:30 A
Back from Perth (and the train trip) - did some walking, and only 6 calories over the high end of my range. An okay day.
"Dance as if no one is watching."
Pounds lost: 45.0
Fitness Minutes: (24,530) Posts: 565 4/2/13 8:29 A
Morning everyone! I'm about to do some cardio and eat breakfast. I was able to go to the gym after work yesterday, though it was not for as long as I wanted. Still, I was able to keep a decent incline the entire time - it was intense, but I can tell my endurance is increasing. Tonight I'm doing Taebo at home. Even though I'm just coming off of a vacation of sorts, I feel like I'm jumping head first back into my responsibilities both at work and in my personal life, and it's feeling pretty good. Have a great day!
current weight: -6.8 under
Fitness Minutes: (86,078) Posts: 25,743 4/2/13 8:07 A
We too have some cold weather. I took a walk rather than a run around the lake yesterday and there was a bitterly cold wind. it felt more like Feb. not April. Another breezy day today, but it shoudn't be quite as cold. I will attempt the run today. Otherwise I will have to get on the treadmill which I'm trying to avoid. I need the outdoor running to clear my head and get ready for an 8k this Sunday.
current weight: 139.6
Posts: 3,445 4/2/13 7:28 A
Good morning, team. Everyone is "busting out the gate" on fire this morning! I'm starting slowly, but looking forward to some ST and elliptical. Bessie, that vegan dish sounded wonderful and satisfying.
Our son who is at National Outdoor Leadership School in Utah called us from an ER last night. He has squashed a finger in some heavy equipment. We feared surgery, but turns out nothing was broken or cut. His hand will require physical therapy eventually, but he ought to be fine. It curtails some fun stuff (white water canoeing and maybe climbing, depending on how quickly he heals) but he can stay to finish the semester (another month) and keep learning the wilderness leadership and outdoor skills he loves so much. It's a loss, but we are so grateful he is okay and able to finish. Like in any adventure detours teach us things, just not what we expected. I am hoping he has some satisfying experiences ahead in spite of this set back.
Toni Go slow to go fast. Maintaining since September 15, 2012
78 Maintenance Weeks
Posts: 1,826 4/2/13 6:50 A
Mornin all! Dogs are great for getting us moving for sure! Last night after yoga, my lab REALLY wanted to go for a walk! Since it was getting dark I didn't want to take the time to change, just threw on another jacket and took off. OY VEY it was cold out. I still had my short yoga pants on. BRRRR
I was up WAY too early. DH can't seem to sleep past 4am these days and he's not exactly quiiet when he gets up. I am extremely grumpy. Need to lose that today!
I meet with the trainer tonight. I can take out my frustrations with ST!
"Even if you are losing, you might as well keep playing"
Shelby Hyatt Freshman Dallas Academy basketball player after losing 100-0
current weight: -4.0 under
Posts: 3,251 4/2/13 6:48 A
Bess - I make a dish really similar to that that I found here on sparkpeople, but it has noodles instead of rice. The girls don't care for rice. Sometimes I will trick them and tell them that its couscous and they will eat it
Had a great day yesterday. Up early for strength training with Jillian Michaels. I bought her Body Revolution set last year and still use the dvds here and there. They are great. Have a lunch meeting today, so not sure what the meal will be. Will do my best to load up on veggies and make good choices.
Supposed to be cold and wet here today and possibly snow some. Oh well, going to be 80 this weekend! Ha!
Edited by: -AMANDA79- at: 4/2/2013 (06:52)
~Mandy~ I'll make it to the moon, if I have to crawl.
Maintaining since August 2012
Central Time Zone
March Minutes: 95
Fitness Minutes: (27,689) Posts: 4,229 4/2/13 6:48 A
Feeling pretty good about getting right back on track and not to bad off after the Easter "egg"stravaganza. Back to work today and hitting the gym on the way home. Same plan for tomorrow and then Thurs (day off) gym in the AM and long run - hopefully 7-8 miles, in the evening. Didn't get the veggies prepped yesterday, so that is the plan for tonight when I get back from the gym.
"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
current weight: 10.0 over
Posts: 2,013 4/2/13 6:39 A
Good morning team. Maree - aren't dogs super for getting us off the couch? I'll be taking my puppy out in a bit for some girl bonding. Himself is retired and gets to spend all day with her. I want in on the action. LOL.
After blogging yesterday about my missing chocolate Easter bunny, I hit the sale table and bought myself a small one. It's waiting till after my lunchtime weigh-in today, when I will break it into 4 pieces and indulge - and share the rest with my co-workers. Oddly enough - buying it may have been enough to stop the craving, and if it is .... I'll give the whole thing away.
Resurrected for dinner a favorite vegan dish from last fall - Cannellini beans, Onions, spinach and Mushrooms, sauteed with some diced tomatoes and seasoning - over rice. We love it and it's only about 6 points or 300 calories and packed with fiber. Yum.
and had a whopper of a workout at the gym. Did 2 sets of 12 push-ups. my push-ups are still not as deep as I want them to be but they'll get there one day. And when I can do 2 sets of 25 push-ups - I get to go to the beach with my girlfriend and stay overnight. These are straight legged push-ups, not modified ones. Great core workout with minimal stress on the lumbar.
Believe it Do it Become it
52 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (80,048) Posts: 1,049 4/2/13 5:24 A
Good morning! Alarm is set for 4 am and I've been waking just minutes before it goes off. Yaaay! Great day yesterday-- tracked all nutrition and met goals, took an extra walk after dinner with the puppy dogs while the sun was shining. Cold still but forecast is hopeful.
Today is 30 min treadmill and 60 min Pilates this morning, a walk at lunch 35 min, and hopefully another walk with puppy dogs after dinner for 30 min. I'm trying to improve stamina of our lab who turns 10 in May. We love him so but know he's in old age as he is 110 lbs. Jonie keeps him young, our golden retriever/Australian Shepard mix (57 lbs) rescue. Plus the extra walk doesn't hurt their owner either!!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!!
current weight: -1.5 under
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