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Long Overdue Update!

Monday, July 08, 2013

I promise I am still on Spark. It's hard to go thru my friend feed but I try to keep up with blogs and I still check in with my 5% team every day. The Spring into Summer 5% challenge just ended. I actually gained about a pound. Not good. But we'll be starting the Summer challenge and I am returning to the Starfish team as weigh-in leader. I haven't posted our final results yet, but we had a good chunk of the team lost their 5% or close to it! So inspiring! I want to be one of them next time emoticon

Last Tuesday I signed up for Weight Watchers online for 3 months to start. Conveniently, I have just over 3 months until the wedding. WW is pretty different from when I last did it (late high school and into college). But so far I am liking it. It's a weird feeling to go from low/semi-low carb to counting points. But I love fruit so I think I'm a bit happier now :-)

So I am mostly just tracking on WW site now. prior to that I had mostly been tracking on MFP. I like MFP tracker, WW for the new plan but I love SP for the friendships.

This week should be a fun one, despite being a full week at work-- on Wednesday I am going to see Queen Latifah (I LOVE HER in case you didn't know) at the Hollywood Bowl. Then on Sunday we're having our fifth meeting of the Queen Latifah Movie Club and watching JOYFUL NOISE. Next Tuesday is our 8 year (dating) anniversary ... so we might go for a dinner on Saturday or something since John sometimes has to work late. We'll see.

I've been doing the Pop Physique class about once a week. it is very hard for me as I am not a flexible person. Also, I simply can not do many of the moves because of my stomach/chest getting in the way. Like when she wants me to reach across my body to the bar a certain way and then do these leg moves/etc... my boobs just get in the way and I have to modify but then she'll tell me I'm doing it wrong. Well I'd rather do something than just stand there doing nothing because my body is not the same type as these ballet girls. But I kinda like it. I definitely get a good sweat on even though it isn't cardio. Also if anyone watched that show "Felicity" when it was on, Amanda Foreman (her "weird" roommate, Meghan) is sometimes in my class :-) emoticon

Anyway, that's really all that's going on regarding my health. Hopefully next time I'll blog I'll be able to say I've lost a few lbs!
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    Good luck.. I look forward to seeing your success! emoticon
    1798 days ago
    Wow, busy busy.. Well, I hope you get great results with the WW.. 3 months is a great commitment timeline to give it a chance, and perfect for matching up with your wedding date!
    I know several whom have had great results with WW.
    Sucks that your teacher doesn't understand modifications.. oh well, do what you can do and it is still a good workout!
    Good luck in the coming months!
    1803 days ago
    good luck with WW!
    1804 days ago
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    Best of luck to you! What an exciting time as you prepare for your wedding! I know you are going to do great w/ WW. I'm anxious for the summer challenge to start, as I was very distracted during the spring into summer one. I stayed about the same on my weight, but gained a habit of tracking calories. So glad you'll be staying w/ us & still be our weigh in leader! Thank you!!!

    1805 days ago
    Hey Girl! So glad for an update from you!!!

    I get quite upset when instructors constantly harp on their members for doing things wrong!!! What about when you do things right? Does she praise you then? As long as you are enjoying the class, keep going though!

    3 months? Lots of time to whip it, whip it good!

    I love that you have started WW! Good Luck!
    1805 days ago
    Your doing so well and don't worry about doing it wrong in your class better to keep moving than do nothing. emoticon emoticon emoticon for your 8 year (dating) anniversary enjoy your day.
    1805 days ago
    Glad to see a blog from you, and glad you're doing well. I hope WW helps you out. I can't believe the wedding is happening so soon!!!
    1806 days ago
    Kristin, like Ruth, I am so glad you will be back with the Starfishies.
    Wishing you all the best with WW. Let us know how it goes.
    1806 days ago
    Oh whew! I'm so glad you'll still be a Starfish, & our weigh-in leader too! Not sure where I got the notion that you were departing, but I'm glad to have been mistaken.

    So the low-carb eating stopped working for you? Or was it unsustainable? I'm curious to hear your thoughts. I've been increasing my protein intake lately at breakfast, which means I have less hunger throughout the day. We'll see whether it makes a difference weightwise. My final spring-summer weigh-in was EXACTLY the same as my starting weight--boo!

    Hope WW serves you well in the 3-month countdown! Yes, emoticon
    1806 days ago
    Wishing you all the best-- and totally relating to that thing where boobs & belly get in the way!
    1806 days ago
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