Late check in. Yesterday afternoon we went to a salmon bake at a family camp family members have been attending since my husband was a kid. We drove my MIL home afterwards and then I asked my husband if he knew anyplace on the way home where we could get milkshakes. The calorie estimates on the menu board just about put me off, but I had a shake anyway. Then home...and I couldn't sleep. Had some digestive issued (excess lactose, maybe?) but besides that was just AWAKE at least I had my big cat Theo to keep me company. Finally got to sleep about 2:30, woke up again an hour later, then slept again until the youngest cat tore across the bed in the morning...multiple times, one time carrying a disposable razor! So I missed church this morning. Had a late breakfast and then spent the afternoon on the sailboat. Too tired to track or even think straight.
Just joined the team as I am 11 lbs from goal. That's an estimate. My Big Goal is to fit into "that" size 6 dress. I'm an 8 now.
My insomnia was bothering me last night until I got up at 12:30 am feeling refreshed after a 2 hour "cat nap". Sparked for several hours and went to church at 10 am. Had a satisfying (both mentally and physically) lunch and back on Spark this afternoon. Today is my rest day from exercise, but I find myself inconsistent with my workouts overall. I still haven't found something I enjoy, I mean really enjoy! We have no gym in town, no classes, or YMCA,. I used to go to aerobics in the 80's and even taught in the early 90's. Those were the days! I loved working out and had no weight problem until I married my current husband 9 years ago,. I yo-yo'd a couple of times these past 9 years and maintained a 50 lb weight loss for 3 years. I joined SP in May 2012, and it's turned my life around. I've had purpose and goals to strive toward these past 14 months. I used to battle with depression, bur no longer suffer like I used to .It's weird transitioning over into maintenance. I tell myself it's just another road in this journey, a rode I want to stay on!
Edited by: ADIOSALL at: 7/28/2013 (16:40)
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Weekly check in, really. And my Sunday weight today, the weight I track, was under goal and over unreasonably low (between 155 and 150), so I'm pleased. Eating as I've done for months, able to stop before I've cleaned my plate if I feel satisfied. Fourth week below goal. Let's hope I'm able to continue.
Good morning team! We had poker at our house last night and stayed up playing until 3 am!! I'm getting too old for that. Only had one beer, but overindulged in salty snacks and the scale is showing it. Will focus on drinking plenty of water today.
Everyone have a great day!
~Mandy~ I'll make it to the moon, if I have to crawl.
Maintaining since August 2012
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Daily exercise has been my mainstay for many many years also. Exercise for me is a prescription for less pain and that is why I chose the type of workouts I do.. Yoga, walking and then the stationary bike for increased circulation and a healthy heart! I tired road bike riding last year, but haven't got out this year yet.. I've been spending the extra time trying to get the bigger house chores taken care of and simply run out of time and energy for much else! I would like to get a few bike rides in before the weather turns though..
Off to walk the dogs.. have a great Sunday team!
Reached goal weight 112 lbs November 23, 2012
current weight: -1.0 under
Fitness Minutes: (24,530) Posts: 565 7/28/13 9:34 A
Happy Sunday everyone! I agree with the comments about daily exercise. For me, it's a great way to wake up in the morning, or to decompress in the evening. It's also a great way to work on building muscle and changing your body composition even after you have found your maintenance weight.
On that note, I am off to do some Bollywood dancing before going to an early morning meeting!
Good Sunday morning to all, My first time to post, I have been a team member for a little while and just a causal observer. But, hey decided I needed to get a little more active. I had a great week working out 2 to 3 miles walked everyday, and two five mile bike rides. I am trying to push through a weight spot that I have been stuck at for 3 months, the numbers aren't important, I want to do it for me. We have a big family wedding coming up and I want to feel good appearance wise. Have a great week all!
Well, two nights of Mexican dinners with friends showed up on the scale this morning. No worries, I'll tackle that. I'm still feeling the ST I did Friday night today so the muscles are getting strong as I type to help me out.
DH and I planned a bicycle ride today. Right now the weather does not look like it will cooperate. We shall see. Plan B, hit the elliptical.
Yes, Poohscout, exercising every day doesn't cause me to loose too much weight. Just helps me at this point to continue to get stronger, more fit.
Good Sunday morning teammates! Yesterday DH and I ran our 3.3 mi route. He's improved SO much, now out paces me by about 3 minutes. My time was 31:57. This morning DH's nephew is supposed to run with us; he is 20-something and in the Army; super focused on fitness and nutrition. It will be fun.
Ate lots of fried flathead fish yesterday (the lobster of the Mississippi). About 100 people to celebrate the Uncle's life while he is still alive and fighting cancer! One uncle brought a bouncy house for all the little ones -- kept them away from the pond. Talk about a picturesce setting. Our 2 dogs joined with the 2 home dogs and LOVED the pond--arthritis couldn't stop Huckleberry and he looks sore today. Absolutely great day!
Poohscout, I've been exercising 60 to 90 min a day for YEARS--like since 1996 when I joined my gym. It's habit now and no, it doesn't make me lose weight, just seems to help me maintain and feel strong and healthy to chase that little granddaughter of mine (and now DH and DD, who are running lol)!
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