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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm back! The cruise was fabulous, eating TONS of naughty stuff but I was in the fitness center every morning so I was able to keep the weight gain at bay. Visited my parents for a week after and that was the real danger zone. My mother cooks like a chef and though she claims to be health conscious, it became quickly apparent that she has no realistic concept of what that means. She has been unsuccessfully fighting obesity my entire life and this is my first time really seeing the reasons why. She is either completely ignorant of healthy nutrition concepts or she is totally in denial. I fear the latter. She also has a billion excuses not to exercise. Before I left, I dusted off an old Leslie Sansone VHS tape that my sister gave her years ago which happens to be PERFECT for her current fitness level. I also set her up with a walking kit (pedometer, light weights, book) just in case she and my dad can stop bickering long enough to take a walk together (because she hates doing anything alone). They are so cute. Of course she thinks I'm now too skinny but.....

Anyway, back to me. After eating totally on my own (without calorie counters, logs, etc) I came back only two pounds heavier. I'm thrilled! I got an electronic body composition analysis while on the cruise and it read like this.

Body Composition Current Target
Percent Body Fat 24.8% 22.0%
Total Weight 120.0 lbs 116.9 lbs
Fat Weight 28.8 lbs 25.7 lbs
Lean Weight 91.2 lbs 91.2 lbs
Fat Weight to Lose 3.1 lbs
Metabolic Rate 1259 cals 1259 cals

Losing 3.1 pounds of body fat is certainly a goal I can achieve before the end of the year. The target stats they have for me are a little higher than I'd like but we'll see how this all pans out. I had a bit of trouble getting back into the swing of things when I came back on Sunday but Janis Saffell snapped me out of it this morning with her Strike Zone DVD. Fabulous!

Missed my SP buddies something fierce but I've got tons of stuff to do this week so I'll have to catch up with everybody slowly. Later!
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    Welcome back Sue, we did miss u. Where was your cruise to? Hope u have some pictures for us to see. I dont have my family around but before my pregnancy, my hubby was complaining I'm too skinny now and I still had 22 more lbs to lose. Its actually quite funny reading about your mum but it must be a bit frustrating for u. Chat soon
    3579 days ago
    You Rock Sue!!
    3581 days ago
    You are very inspiring !
    3581 days ago
    That is great!!! Not a big feat to challenge.

    And aint that the truth abt parents. First they talk abt you needing to lose weigght and then when you do then they say you are too skinny.

    My mom, use to say dont lose anymore weight....cuz she was use to me being the way i was and then when i lost (previously) then that was her subtle way of saying I was getting too skinny...which i wasnt but to her I was.....

    I am glad you had a wonderful time. I have yet to go on a cruise, kinda low on my priorities, but I dont want to be an old hag before i go on one either and can only play shuffleboard and bingo!!!! LOL!!! Peace!!
    3582 days ago
    Only a two pound gain is awesome and you will lose that before you know it.
    3582 days ago
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