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What a great day! Spring has finally arrived in Indiana. Why does it seem that one great Spring day and the to-do list suddenly gets much longer.
I helped my husband split, load and unload two wagons of firewood. We estimated each piece of firewood is about 10-15 lbs. I like workouts that have multiple results. Then, I got the shovel out and transplanted about 200 (I didn't count, but it was many) daffodils in my little woods behind the cabin and around the pond.
Eating was under control---fruit and yogurt, then stir fry w/chicken for lunch and chicken stew for dinner, and later popcorn for my snack. Weight (roll my eyes)? 125-131-134-128-133-130
Babysitting 5 of my grand kids tomorrow--wish me luck! I am expecting a great workout tomorrow too! lol
Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5
My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again!
(I'm STILL getting
there . . . )
I have maintained again this week! I started my maintenance from my first anniversary with SP. March 16. So I've been up & down a little, but happy to be hovering! 3 weeks! I am defiantly a 'newbie"! Love the new lifestyle I have chosen! Thanks for all YOUR support!
My new motto: (AS OF 1-23-2014)
"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
Hi all and Happy Friday!!
Had a rigorous yoga class this morning ...working on holding the more challenging poses for 2 breaths longer each session. Am great at some and others are just feeling out of my range. Don't have a lot of good upper body strength and not inclined to weight lifting. Have signed up for a pilates class to help strengthen my core ...hoping this helps :) I am the oldest in this class and can definitely see the change in my stamina compared to the 30 year olds in the group but will keep on trucking now that I am the ripe old age of 60
Scale down a little more--finished yesterday with no sweets or processed carbs--that was day 2!
Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!
Cardio, weights. Two Sparkpeople videos. A morning walk.
Good morning team!
Got up early for a run. Took the girls to school and then went back to the house to put dinner in the slow cooker. The couch was calling my name so sweetly that I laid down and dozed for about 30 minutes. Now I'm gonna be in a haze the rest of the morning *yawn*
We have poker tonight and tomorrow. Going to be on my best behavior and not drink/eat too much.
Everyone have a great weekend!
I'll make it to the moon, if I have to crawl.
Maintaining since August 2012
Central Time Zone
Good Morning daily checkin's..
I'm feeling better this morning as the fluid retention is gone this morning and my weight down to 108. I've been having digestive issues lately and have been tryiing out digestive enzymes as the acid reducer pills the doc gave me had horrid side effects. So far so good..
Have a happy and fun filled day team!
Reached goal weight 112 lbs November 23, 2012
Hurray for Friday! Feeling a bit better today so far. My husband's sailboat is ready to be picked up from the boatyard, so of course the weather is supposed to be stormy this weekend. My weight is still high but coming down from earlier in the week. I just have to be sure not to undo all my good intentions over the weekend.
Morning everyone! I'm looking forward to a fun appreciation day at work - we are getting free massages (by a professional) and other goodies. The only downside is that our lunch is a surprise. One of my gym buddies is the one organizing the lunch, and she has promised me that it is a healthy meal that fits my dietary restrictions, so I am just going to have to trust that! Just in case, I planned my other meals for the day to be low calorie and high protein, since my biggest problem with eating out or food being provided is it is high calorie with little protein for me (since I don't eat meat or dairy). If it does end up being lower calorie than I budgeted for, I'll have a snack when I get home.
Anyway, time to do some Bollywood dancing for my morning workout. Have a happy Friday all!
Good morning, everyone.
Bess, love hearing about your breakthrough on the strength training! And Maree, so glad you can get on your boat again. And glad you could slip in a long walk between raindrops, Celia.
I woke up to a pretty day. I am heading for the garden today and I am ready after a great yoga class yesterday. Now it is time to divide my day lilies. I have the day off so am looking forward to the time outside. Feeling energized from all the positive messages that came my way yesterday. Thanks, team.
Go slow to go fast.
Maintaining since September 15, 2012
Calories close to the top end of my range, and only walked about 9000 steps today. Not bad, not great.
"Dance as if no one is watching."
Have a great Friday and a great weekend!
Congrats on your ST breakthrough, Bess!
So glad it's Friday, and I'm happy to see the sun! The fitness center at work has a 5K run/walk scheduled for noon today, and I have my T-shirt ready to go. There was talk of postponing the event to Monday based on an earlier forecast of rain today, but the rain has moved out. So glad, because I have a conflict Monday and can't participate then.
Good ST session with my trainer yesterday. I didn't have a spectacular success like Bess, but I did manage a small one, so I'm feeling good.
Maintaining since May 19, 2012
that's how I feel today and I'm wishing that same great feeling to everyone.
Had the absolutely most amazing experience working with the personal trainer yesterday. He's guiding me carefully into weight lifting and yesterday I pushed through a barrier to lift more and longer than I've ever done before. It was a fabulous experience. So much so I am still feeling the high from it. I'm even considering scheduling 2 sessions a week with him for a while as I transition to a new level. have to check the bank account first.
I'm always super hungry the rest of the day and deliberately eat more calories on Thursdays. Funny how careful I am of the quality of those calories that day - a lot more than on other days. Maybe this is something I need to examine more thoroughly.
Altogether, though, I'm still within my weekly calorie/points limit. I monitor both daily and weekly totals because no two days are alike but if they average out over the week I figure fluctuations are alright. And now it's Friday and the weekend lies ahead - with the promise of 70 degree weather at last.
Happy Friday to you all.
Kudos to everyone on successes this week. Lets wrap it up!
I have a busy day ahead, not sure there will be time for walks during work as I have an afternoon meeting about 40 miles away.
Hopefully it will not last horribly long and I can get a run in later.
Happy Friday everyone!
Team Leader One Day Challenge
Co-Leader of the SP Class March 2-8 2014 team
Team Leader of the SP Class Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2014
Good Morning! I am exercising this morning and will walk my little doggie Dusty through out the day. I plan to do more heavy cleaning this afternoon. I look forward to warmer weather. Linda from bean town
Linda from bean town EST
Good morning! It's Friday!!
Great day yesterday and looking for one today too. Headed to gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min RIPPED class. I'm looking forward to lunch with a high school girlfriend. I'm excited about the weekend at the houseboat and we may head over this afternoon. SO looking forward to it. Wish you could all join me!!
High fives to our very own Toni for her "motivator" award. Well deserved!
Hope all have a great day!!