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10/16/13 1:36 P

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Where's the deficit report? That sounds like a good tool!

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9/27/13 6:29 A

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Thanks! I have to be careful not to train to hard, though... that's why I end up using the elliptical a lot (I have to make sure the resistance is pretty high, otherwise it's not as challenging as running.) I had an injury in my IT band from running on the treadmill, and it took 6 months to finally heal, so I am very cautious now :)

I realized if I want to lose 2 lbs per week, I need a calorie differential of 1,000 per day. I love the calorie differential report I get on SP... I'm unsure of my Basal Metabolic Rate, though... some calculations say 1500, some say 1800... (I'm 5'6")

I'm trying to cut down 500 calories daily with nutrition and burn 500 with exercise.

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9/24/13 9:00 P

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Thank you JennK! Today I had another great day staying on track eating right. I'm glad to see so much support here. Good luck to those practicing for a 5k. It does take work but it's worth the payoff health wise and an awesome accomplishment when crossing the finish line! Y'all Can Do It! Even though I still run, I don't push myself like I used to. In my 20's and early 30's, I used to do 5k's and 10k's w my older brother. In 2010, I did mt first and only 1/2 marathon which I trained really hard w a trainer for 6 months. I went w my group called Training Wheels and crossed the finish line in 2 hours and 14 minutes! I looked great and felt great! But since then I have not done any race since. Maybe once I'm back on track I should join in and do another 5k. I hope I build my confidence back up to race again. I do support all in training as I know it takes work.... Good Luck to Everyone on here and Yes We all will Get to our Goals!!!!!

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9/24/13 2:25 P

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For diet, I'm currently making sure I track every bite, which is more difficult than you would think. Especially if you have to little ones who love to "share" and don't understand mommy is trying to cut back, LOL. I'm also working on getting more fruits and veggies in my daily routine.

For exercise, I was working with a physical trainer four times a week, but school schedule changed everything. So I recently started dailyburn.com and I really like it. Definitely great workouts and on my schedule, not to mention 1/8th the price, LOL.

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9/24/13 11:22 A

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Welcome to Spark Victoria. Tracking your meals and being totally honest about what you're eating is a major step in the right direction. The lessons we learn when our meals are laid out in front of us are very valuable. Do all you can to stay active and eat cleaner and leaner.

I always recommend to anyone on a weight loss journey to make sure they add weight training to their plan. It's amazing for your body inside and out over the long term.

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9/24/13 11:19 A

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There is never a point in anyone's journey that would make me laugh. We've all had injuries, set backs and great days where we jump ahead. Every step of our journey is our own and it's serious and no matter where we are compared to others we are here to support each other.

Walk all you can, it doesn't matter if it's to your mailbox at the end of the driveway and back, it's a step on your journey and a positive one. Stick to your physical therapy and fight back every step of your journey.

Good luck wherever you are and however you plan to get to your goals!

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9/23/13 9:26 P

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I'm new to sparkpeople and need to lose 13lbs. I'm 36 w no kids and just began struggling w keeping my weight down under 140. I started today w my plan of staying on track w my eating plan! And my other goal is to get back to working out to my full potential. My goal is to go from 148 to 135 by November 1st. I know having to report what I'm doing will be a big help. Please someone help keep me motivated on my journey.

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9/23/13 7:30 P

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I did a lot of calf stretches after last week's elliptical. I'm shooting for being able to run another half marathon but need to drop weight and build endurance so the elliptical is a great tool for that! I might add a bit of yoga too now, thanks for the tip!!!

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9/23/13 8:25 A

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thanks Alice! I've been balancing elliptical workouts with yoga - lots of downward dog to stretch my calves!!!


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9/23/13 7:52 A

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Man Elle! I did the elliptical on a cardio day last week and couldn't walk the next day because my calves were so tight! LoL 10k is awesome!

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9/22/13 3:57 P

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Alice - That sounds really fun! I'm trying to get my husband to work out with me more...

I'm trying to focus more on cardio - doing 10k on the elliptical.

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9/18/13 2:17 P

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Eat in my calorie range and do at least 20-30 minutes of exercise every day. That's the basic part but my exercise routine is kinda weird...I got the Rushfit DVD's about a year ago. I did it once, decided I am not an MMA welter weight champion, and just stared at the cover for a while. emoticon

My husband needs to get back into shape after a summer off so in order to help keep him going I dug these DVD's out again and have started working the plan with him. I'm still not an MMA fighter but I figure as long as I'm moving it can't hurt. My husband is military so he's gotta lose his summer squidge in time for the PFT...that whole "jobless" thing is a good motivator to not quitting on the getting healthy! Ha ha! On the cardio days we just hit the gym for an elliptical or bike on the beach...I can tell you which one I prefer and it involves the water and some palm trees emoticon

That's it. Working the spark.

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9/17/13 1:17 A

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My current plan to stick with the Weight Watcher PointsPlus plan, continue to attend meetings, tracking everything, and do my very best to start meal planning for my family.

My current exercise plan is mild-mannered: I'm working on getting my full physical therapy routines in 3x a week - one is for my knees and one is for my back. Otherwise, I walk as much as possible and (don't laugh) I'm cleaning the house, garage, and yard almost constantly.

"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


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9/12/13 10:49 A

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I haven't come up with an exact plan yet but my goal is 4-5 days of cardio and 3-4 days of overall strength training a week. I also need to eat healthier but be sure I am getting enough calories since I am exclusively pumping for my 3 month old son. I can certainly tell days where I don't get enough calories or the right calories, milk supply is effected! (sorry, maybe a little TMI)!

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9/10/13 10:35 A

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Adjusting for new weight and the new season.
*No cheap quick fix take out after work, high protein, high veggie dinners with high protein snacks. Keep it under 2000 calories per day, preferably 1500 calories will fuel even my workout days if I eat the right calories.

*Smaller meals/snacks spaced out during the workday to keep my blood sugar level, again high protein. Plain, REAL, Greek yogurt (no sugar, super high protein, no fillers, thickeners, nothing but fat free milk and cultures, if there is anything else in your yogurt IT'S NOT GREEK YOGURT)

*Continue the 5K Your Way Walk/Jog program and then begin the 5K Running program. My first 5K is October 27th. Plenty of time to reduce my 43 minute time and improve my running skills.

*Continue to take my Yoga and body conditioning classes at the gym as many days a week I can get there. Also include massage therapy at my gym because they offer discounted sessions. I'm no longer a fan of American maintenance drugs for stress and poor sleep. Diet, exercise, yoga, massage, and time in the sauna has 100% replaced all of that for me. Take that major drug companies! So much chronic pain is gone too now.

*Increase weight lifting again now that I'm back to a more respectable weight. I stopped for a while because I wanted to drop some body fat% before focusing on the weight training again. I want to LIFT!!!

Reach my new goal of 145 pounds by Thanksgiving this year and then get my Christmas Cards out early!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL MY TEAM MEMBERS!

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8/29/13 5:49 A

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cut calories, stick in a range of 1200-1400. Stay away from splurges, wine, chocolate, etc... I love cooking and I am trying to eat more green vegetables. Running a 10k on the elliptical in under 55 minutes. Go to 7am fitness classes M-F.

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8/26/13 11:06 A

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Nutrition wise: vegetarian (only eating milk products & eggs, sparingly). I eat roughly 4 small meals a day, sometimes end up having a large meal as well, but that's only after a really long day of exercising (like going mountain biking for the whole day).
Exercise plan: 7 days a week (exercises listed are not in any specific order, and I may have left some out on accident)
Day1 - Full body, using bodyweight as resistance. Pushups, situps, squats, leg lifts, sumo squats, bicycle kicks, squat jumps, jump rope, pullups, clapping pushups, single leg squats.
Day 2 - Abs, using dumbbells/kettlebells/resistance bands. DB/KB/RB side bends, plank, side plank, V-up hold, crunch, bicycle kicks, pendulum, russian twist, run/elliptical/bike.
Day 3 - Upper body, using DB/KB/RB and barbell. RB bicep curl, DB shoulder press, KB swings, pushups, pullups, decline pushup, incline pushup, BB bicep curl, BB shoulder press, DB kick back, chair dips.
Day 4 - Lower body, using DB/KB/RB/BB. Squat with and without BB/DB, sumo squat, single leg squat, box calf raise, single leg box calf raise, lunge with BB/KB, KB lifts with foot (put foot through grip and lift as high as possible as much as possible), bike.
Day 5 - Full body (same as Day 1).
Day 6 - Full body stretching, takes aspects of yoga, tai chi, pilates, etc.
Day 7 - Free day, usually consists of going to the park with the kids but has also been just a relax day or going on a tough mountain bike ride.


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8/26/13 10:25 A

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Jorge Cruise's The 100 for diet (just track your sugar intake, basically)
Turbulence Training for exercise (HIIT)

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Coordinated terrorist attack on the transport network bringing the city to a grinding halt? TEA DAMMIT!
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8/14/13 9:09 P

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Eat 5 to 6 smaller meals a day, staying to my spark recommendation and body media.

Joined team 10 minutes a day workout challenge.

I have been working out despite not feeling like it, and loving that I've been getting it done. I'm worth the hard work. emoticon

A year from now, I don't want to be wishing I had started TODAY.


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7/1/13 3:42 P

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I've been tracking what I eat for a few weeks now, not changing anything too much but just seeing where my calories come from and I've been really surprised. I do really good about breakfast and lunch but get a lot of calories at dinner. Now I'm going to focus on keeping my dinner calories under 600, preferably 500, and see how that goes. I eat pretty clean and well rounded so I just need to cut back on portions.

Exercise for me means taking my 5 kids out with a stroller and bikes to the path at the park. I try to mix it up a little with running, a dvd, or walking up and down my stairs but I need to step the intensity up. I'm actually pleased that I've exercised the majority of days since really starting this.

Doing it for me. Doing it for my family.


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7/1/13 2:15 P

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My current Diet is eating more fruits and veggies, and watching portion sizes very carefully. I have kinda put a ban on junk food in the house because I love it. My husband is not too happy bout that but it is helping him lose weight as well. My current exercise plan is that I'm running 3 miles 3 days a week cycling 3 miles two days a week and doing some light weight training 7 days a week

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6/15/13 1:33 P

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Schwaita, it sounds like your fitness plan is already pretty serious....do you swim laps? I hate exercise so much I just try to do things that are fun and happen to be exercise like playing with the kids outside. I know I could get more accomplished faster with a serious routine but I don't want to hate that I have to do it. I've heard that once you get started it is addicting but I didn't find that to be true when I was going to the gym 3-5 times per week. What do you think?

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6/13/13 1:44 P

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I m just getting started.. My plan is to eat 6 meals a day. Nothing heavy...veggies/brown rice/greek yoghurt/lean meat. Need to make major changes in exercise plan... currently i swim for 30 mins a day, every other day or walk for 45 mins. Have to start a serious exercise plan.

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6/12/13 7:53 P

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My plan thus far has been to stay in the recommended calorie range of my SP plan, drink a ton of water, and get at least 15 min of some kind of exercise every day. I did cut regular soda (mostly) an have been eating a lot more produce. So far so good but the gradual changes have been easier than changing everything at once. I'm going to have to step up the exercise because my loss rate is slowing.

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6/9/13 6:07 P

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I'm doing Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 workout 5x per week, and going for a short run 2x per week. I'm not calorie tracking, but am using the Ripped in 30 meal plan as inspiration for my weekday breakfasts and lunches, eating just one snack a day (usually fruit or full fat yogurt), then cooking whatever I feel like for dinner (but eating a sensible portion of it). I'm a bit looser with what I eat on the weekends, but still try to eat mostly "whole foods" (ei, nothing that came from a package).

Feeling really great so far, and it seems to be working!

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I Zumba 4 times/week and I try to go for a powerwalk at least once/week. Calorie intake is as per sparkpeople - 1200 to 1500/day. I eat 5x day and 99% of the time I don't snack after dinner. During the week, I only drink water and green tea. On the weekends, there is wine too:) Weight is coming off sloooowly right now and I'm doing my best not to get discouraged. Eating as many whole foods as possible and exercising regularly. I feel good so I hope the weight will start to come off again. emoticon

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3/31/13 6:09 P

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I have been doing a mixture of Chylene Extreme and Turbofire and 1day a week heavy leg workout at the gym....its tough but worth the results!

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3/29/13 11:09 P

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My husband and I are back to a plan that worked for us before, we eat subway for lunch and dinner at least 4 times a week and a healthy breakfast daily. I take the kids for a walk in the stroller every night if possible. I am ready to change my lifestyle all together. Subway is just to get us started on the right track.

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3/27/13 5:40 A

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Walking has been going good so far. emoticon

Afte my first walk I was ravenously hungry (which is why I have reservations about exercise at all) I wanted to eat everything.

but last night was much better. I made one healthy snack and drank water the rest of the night.

I can't wait until I am done working for the summer so I can do the grocery shopping again. My husband is killing me with all of the junk he has brought in the house lately.

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This week I am finishing-up my student teaching and I will go to the gorcery store myself, so all the crap in my house slowly disapears.
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3/26/13 6:09 A

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Walking

I just bought myself a new pair of Nike Trainers. i am already to go, now it just needs to stop snowing.
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I just started up the SP band wagon again 3 weeks ago. It's difficult for me to restrict calories AND workout hard. So for the last three weeks I've been focusing on my water and caloric intake.

This week, I am going to start incorporating exercise. I am a runner, and so today I shall see how running and restricting calories does me!



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I eat an average of 1306 calories/day (well actually I eat 1200-1205/day and then 1-2x/month I eat like 2500 but that's the average overall). Including the exercise I do, I burn 1870 cals/day so it's a daily restriction of about 560 calories.

My exercise plan is -- 5 days/week, 60-90 minutes of strength training. I do a 5 minute cardio warmup and I walk a reasonable amount. My strength training is about 80% calisthenics / body weight exercises and 20% weight lifting exercises; I also have to do some mild physical therapy on my left wrist. My rule with exercise is that I only do it if I LOVE it.

It seems to be working, I lose about 1 lb/week, sometimes a tiny more (up to 5 lbs/month). I'm not in a race so that's fine with me.

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an update .. my EA Active is in! so i can start that again this week. since early March i switched out my lunch with a meal replacement shake + fruit (havent changed anything else) and that seems to have been enough for me to lose the bloat i always have. measurements havent changed, but i *feel* better about the way i look. i dont know what i cut out that was making me bloat, i kind of suspect it was bread (gluten) because i'm not having a sandwich every day for lunch anymore.



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I just started the Zeal for Life challenge. I'm loving this product, I feel so good! I liked it so much I'm now a consultant! I can actually sleep now and my cravings are almost gone. I can't wait til the end of the 90days so I can see where I'll be.

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i totally fell off the spark wagon again, but my new plan is: to keep the majority of my week down to 1200 calories (saturdays, all bets are off !) and I have a work out game on the way that I know i like, but we switched gaming systems so i didnt have it anymore :( i know that when i did it on a regular basis, i lost weight. so hard to stick to it all :(



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3/4/13 12:33 A

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I'm did the 24 Day challenge from Advocare and I'm currently on the 25+ phase. I try to eat as clean as I can and usually have one of their meal replacement shakes a day. With 24 grams of both protein & carbs, its hard to beat. I don't really count calories but instead just eat lean and as many fruits & veggies as I can plus one or two whole grains per day.
For exercise I do an elliptical machine, the Can You 24 workout video and some weights on our total gym, not all in the same day.....lol. I just go by what my body & energy levels tell me daily. I push myself, but not to the point of hurting myself either.

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Nothing, really, and this is probably why I'm stuck on my plateau...

I'm trying to remain withing the calorie range suggested by SP (1200-1550, I think). I'm moderately active (I bike to work and usually walk on weekends, I do core strengthening sometimes in the morning). I did more cardio (wii, runs) a couple of months ago.

I may need to eat a bit more and burn significantly more (before my metabolism becomes too lazy). But every time I decide to go for a run, it starts snowing ;-)

(I know, excuses, excuses.)

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*I'm restricting 200-450 calories daily, cycling them with higher and lower days
*I have a heart defect so I'm limited as to what cardio I can do. For exercise I'm using the Walk It Out game for Wii, too cold and snowy to go outside here. I use that 5X a week for a total of 150+ minutes/week. I have a yoga FitDeck I had been using until I got Torticulous a little while ago. I'm afraid to hurt myself but I will add that back in soon I hope. That will be 3X week, 90 minutes total/week. My kids have made off with my resistance band that was in the garage so I need to find that for arm and thigh toning. I want to do that 3X week along with sit-ups and push-ups for a total of 45 minutes/week. All together I would get 285 exercise minutes weekly which is almost an hour daily X 5 days a week. Since I'm already small-ish, this would only burn about 1150 calories per week. I'm more interesting in being fit and strong than losing weight through exercise though. ;)
*I've been back on the wagon 2.5 weeks now and expect it to take another 11.5-15.5 weeks to reach my goal weight. I will hopefully go into maintenance in late May-mid-June. :D


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How many calories are you restricting? How many are you burning off through exercise? What exercises do you do and how often? How long have you been at it and how long do you think you have to go to reach your goal weight?

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