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9/15/12 7:28 A

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Hi, BonneyBlue!

Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.
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9/14/12 11:25 P

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Hello, my name is Carolyn....Figure I have to be the slowest I have been trying to lose weight for 40 years and here I am still trying to lose. LOL. emoticon

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Welcome to the team, New Tortoises!
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Hello, everyone!

I didn't know the team was here until I read the blog. Just recently I changed my weight ticker to a turtle to remind me that slow and steady wins the weight loss! :)

This week I didn't seem to lose any wieght. (I say seem because I think I am bloated from eating some new crackers I bought....I think something in them didn't agree with my system) I now talking myself out of weighing again 'til next Friday and focusing on the fact that while I didn't lose, I at the very least built some more muscle. (Thank you, Coach Nicole!)

Have a great day, everyone!



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Came over to join after having read the blogs for a while. When I got quoted in one, I came over to look at the team and team philosophy and goals and find it is a fit for me, too. I do try to limit the number of Spark teams I'm on, because if you aren't careful you can end up not living your REAL life... beyond Spark. Still, this one looks worth it!



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Hi, I'm Spirit from Colorado! I was sick today but walked 10 minutes anyway. I figure, the day I can't walk 600 steps up to the mailbox and back will be a day I need to call for a doctor's appointment! I'm part of a Rocky Mt. Trail challenge and can't let the team down! I think, I'm feeling bad because my electrolytes are off--- low sodium, potassium, and magnesium. I'm on fluid restrictions because of it, and water ALWAYS gives me energy! That said, I ate well, and the things I overate were salads, I'm starting to watch my sleep habits and am getting help w/depression. So I think, I'm doing what I can for now. I am trying to lose the yo-yo dieting mentality and live sanely. So I think, I need to hear what this team has to share! emoticon

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9/13/12 7:14 P

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DMATHEWS9, welcome to the team. I think we all have our ups and downs.

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9/11/12 5:40 P

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Welcome to the team. Don't worry and take it one step at a time.
I lost my initial 10% as from 9/9/2012 (25.6 lbs) then fell overboard last night and gained back 0.6 lbs on the scales this morning. But I am back on track.


I tracked my weight, calories from food, and calories from cardio this past week on a day to day basis to see what my personal optimum caloric range should be.




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emoticon Five steps forward and two steps back...you're making progress the slow way.
Welcome to the team! emoticon

Esther!
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9/9/12 2:04 P

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Hi, I wanted to join this team because I'm new to sparkepeople & I just lost 5 pds. & then gained back 2 pds. I know some of it is my eating habits & my love for chocolate. But I'm trying to do better. I don't want to keep gaining. Thanks for allowing me to join The Slowest Loser. Good Luck! Ladies & Gents.

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Welcome to the team! emoticon

Esther!
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9/7/12 10:02 A

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Hi! I just joined this team and i've lost 21 lbs since March of this year. I feel like i should have lost more weight. I'm not going to get discouraged!!! Looking forward to being apart of this team!

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9/6/12 2:09 A

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Thanks Konomip.

Also, has anybody experience with not eating enough and not losing weight, then increasing calorie intake and losing weight again? I am afraid to increase my calories.

I can live with 1450-1500 calories on occasion (that is a lot for me. I am more comfortable with 1200-1300 calories a day) but I panic when I see I've had more than 1600 calories in a day.




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Mark, that's a GREAT reassurance. I plateaued at my weight of 165-166 for about 8 months and couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong (besides obviously not making good choices...cookies every day, anyone? lol) but I lost nearly 28 inches in that 8 months! You're gaining muscle. Keep it up! You can do it! emoticon

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Thanks Mark




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9/5/12 6:31 P

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Poppy. That is great to have lost 20 lbs since Christmas. Slow weight lose is much better for you then fast weight loss. I know it gets discouraging when you do not see it come off as fast as you would like. Like you I set a goal of 1 lb a week. In reality it is more like 1/2 pound a week. I feel proud if a loss a pound but the half pound is show progress. 2 years ago I hit a plateau. I kept exercising and was getting depressed that I was not losing weight. But what was happening is that I was gain muscle and losing fat. I went down form a 46 waist size to a 42 without losing weight. My doctor said I was doing really good with that and not to worry about the scale so much as long as I was doing the exercises.

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9/5/12 6:00 P

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Indeed.
I lost a total of 20 lbs since Christmas 2011. That is 37 weeks.
I get discouraged sometimes when I see the goals of 'a sensible 1 lbs per
week' and I feel like that is a goal I can never reach, which makes me feel
like a failure. Until I put the total weight into groceries ...

However, 12 of those 20 lbs were without the assistance of SparkPeople,
on my own. 12 lbs over 31 weeks = 0.387 lbs / week.
The last 8 lbs were WITH SparkPeople (7/24/2012 - 6 weeks ago) and with
the Digest Diet: real (whole) food, lots of dairy, vegetables and fruit, peanut
butter, olive oil and omega 3-6-9 oil every day.

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Great point about 8 pounds.
We're reminded of our loss every time we do any activity.
I find it's a great motivator to carry 16 pounds (what I've lost) of canned goods (about three heavy grocery bags) up the stairs.
It's not an impressive number of pounds, but I love being able to put them down in the kitchen.
Then dance back down the stairs!
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Esther!
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Welcome to the team Poppy.

Mark
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WELCOME TO THE TEAM AND CONGRATES ON THE 8 LBS GONE FOREVER! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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9/4/12 11:48 P

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I am Poppy and I do NOT lose weight quickly no matter what diet I try.
I am currently doing the Digest Diet and I like it and follow it. I watch what I eat,
I eat REAL food (no processed foods if I have options) and I work out.
So far I have lost about 8 lbs. Nothing to cheer about, yet if you take 8 lbs of potatoes, it feels like a lot of weight. It is just that I have A LOT more to lose to get healthy and even if I stick with the Digest Diet (no hunger, no deprivation)
it will take me years.

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9/4/12 6:12 P

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Thank you! I can't wait to get to know you all better!

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Thanks Esther. I added you too. emoticon

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Hi, Vicki! Good to see you!
Since you changed your name, you're not on my friend list. I'm going to add you again!

Esther!
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WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME TO THE TEAM
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Welcome, Amber.
You're amazing...being proactive on your fitness and health!
Keep up the good work!

Esther!
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Hi everyone! My name is Amber and I am 23 years old. I have never really been that athletic or in shape, and so my goal as a young woman now is to get in shape so that I can not only feel better, but to establish healthy eating habits for the rest of my life. I also want to make sure I am in good shape before my husband and I decide to start a family so that it is easier to lose the baby weight after delivering. I work part time as a Dental Hygienist, and I LOVE my job. I have a personal trainer that I meet with every week, and she holds me accountable with my eating habits. She has me text her what I have eaten each day and is very encouraging! My goal is to be healthy and toned, not super skinny. I started at 170 in August 2011 and am currently 158.4, and have lost 30.5 inches total! The weight itself is hardest to lose. Anyway, this seems like a great group, I hope to encourage and be encouraged by you all!

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THANKS FOR THE WELCOME TO THE SLOWEST LOSER .
I AM BY NO MEANS NEW TO SPARK BUT I AM FRUSTRATED THAT NOW I AM UNABLE TO LOSE. I AM TRYING HARD TO VERIFY MY PERSONAL TRACKER.

I INPUTTED A NUMBER OF ITEMS I KNOW TO BE WRONG.
RIGHT NOW I HAVE A FOOT ISSUE THAT CURTAILED MY FITNESS TO DOING STRENGTH WHEN POSSIBLE.
NONE OF MY VIDEOS WORK SO THAT IS AN EVEN BIGGER CHALLENGE SINCE I NO LONGER CAN GET TO COACH NICOLE'S VIDEOS ESPECIALLY THE 20 MINUTE RESISTANCE BAND VIDEO.
THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WELCOME
PAT IN MAINE

Pat in Maine.
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I will do it slowly I like it that way.
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JUST DO IT!

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Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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Welcome, Pat! emoticon

Esther!
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I am 68 years young and have been over 2 years with Spark. Over a year of this has been a plateau despite staying in my range on my trackers. I am smaller but still as heavy. I really am getting frustrated and I need a new approach Pat in Maine.

Pat in Maine.
I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker.
I will do it slowly I like it that way.
Toodle-ooo! and Toodle- Pip!
JUST DO IT!

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Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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Welcome to the team, new tortoises!
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Esther!
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I'm not trying to lose weight fast, but I've been at a standstill for at least 7 weeks, losing a little, then gaining a little. But since April, I've lost 14 pounds. So, I'm well qualified for the Slowest Loser team.

I've decided to try eating at the lower end of my calorie range and adding another 15 minutes of walking to my day. (on top of the 30 min. of cardio I've been doing)

Being 5' 0" does not help. Most people would be a normal weight at my current weight. I'm very frustrated.

Janet in Georgia

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Hi All. I have been in spark for several years and have been enjoying the slowest loser blogs. Finally decided to join the team. My highest weight was 265. I got down to 212 but then had a surgery and a couple of set backs where my weight went back up to 250. Now I am on the journey back to get the weight off. My overall goal is half a pound per week which I have been doing since I moved in May. I moved to take care of my parents who are up in years and have some major health problems. Cooking for them rather then a family of 6 has helped me to make healthier meals. So! Between eating healthier and keeping up with my exercises I have been slowly putting the weight off again.

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Hi everyone! My name is Heather, I'm 28 and from Delaware. I've been a member of SparkPeople for a few years now; before, I was under a different name. I have been struggling with my weight for a long time, I reached my highest weight of the 220's about two years ago and I decided that I didn't want to let myself go anymore. However, I've had so many struggles over the few years and I pretty much let my bad habits win. I can say one thing though, I did manage to quit smoking through this and I have now been quit for 2-1/2 years! So, since it's been plenty of time since I quit, I have decided that it's finally time to get this weight off of me! I need to do it while I'm young because I'm definitely not getting any younger as the days go by! :) I'm looking forward to meeting new people and getting on with my weight loss journey! They say slow and steady wins the race in weightloss! :)

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8/22/12 10:23 A

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Hello,
I feel stuck in losing weight. I need to get back on a track & keep going. I seem to lose some & then gain it back again. My goal is to try to stay on track even at a slower speed to keep the weight off. I am looking for support & motivation to reach my goal. Hugs! emoticon

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Hi!! Midori here. Nice to meet you all. My goal is to go from 144 lbs to 127 lbs. I am aiming for losing 1 lb a week, but .5 loss lb per week is good with me too. I felt the most fittest, confident, and happiest when I was at 127 lbs because I had established good eating habits and worked out consistently. Some major events made me feel like withdrawing and zapped my inner energy to just do it--to continue to eat right and work out daily -- and so I shot up to 144 lbs. I am ready to get back on track. I tried to go full speed ahead, but that made me lose motivation as the days of a week went by. Slow and steady is the next strategy I want to try and implement. I hope you all can be there for me and I hope I can be help to you all. See you all around ^^!!!

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Welcome to the Slowest Loser Team! emoticon

Esther!
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Hello, My name is Fatimah. I have struggled with my weight for a long time. I have over 100 pounds to lose and sometimes my goal weight seems so far out of my reach. I joined Sparkpeople in May 2012. It has been such an enlightenment to track my calories and other break down of my nutrition. About a month ago I also joined Sparkpeople Live which I think is awesome!

The stumbling block I always run into is life in general. I am married with 2 children ages 12 and 8. I also work full time as a Product Manager. I am in my 40s and I am just now realizing the importance of taking care of myself. It took having an emergency surgery and them a bout of pneumonia last year to realize that I need to get serious about making a change. I can't look at the 100 pounds and become frustrated. Now a days my goal is 1 pound at a time.

I believe that I will succeed!


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I'm Pam and I've been on SparkPeople for a little over 2 months. I'm loosing weight much slower than I thought I would. I plan to loose 50 pounds and I thought I could do it in a year, but that's probably not going to happen - the year, NOT the loosing 50 pounds. Spark is so great that I'm still psyced as ever about loosing weight and getting healthier. I saw this team on the Spark Pages of some of my friends and I decided that this is a place for me. Slow and steady, I'm going to win this race!

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I'm Tricia and I had a baby last year at the age of 41. Between Christmas and New Years of 2011 I gained five pounds, putting me back over my pre-pregnancy weight for the first time since I had delivered. Because I am still nursing Cedar (our baby already has an internet handle) I didn't want to go on any of the sorts of diets I had tried in the past of eliminating carbs, meat, or fat. So I started tracking my food on SparkPeople and did pretty good losing a pound a week.

My fitness has been very intermittent, but since I got back from vacation and started on SparkCoach I have been on a 2 week fitness streak that I am pretty excited about. However, I have been losing faster than I mean to and I know if I post about that pretty much anywhere else people will applaud that. I have some history of undereating (but more often the other thing) and our pediatrician is concerned about Cedar's weight to height ratio. I've enjoyed the Slowest Loser's posts from time to time but finally felt like it was time to join the team!

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HI, i'm in my 30s and I quit smoking and gained a lot of weight. Then I was diagnosed with Sleep Apenea. I was told that if i lost 50lbs I would be fixed. So I have been trying to do that. However, it turns out I can not stay on that crazy HCG 500cal diet. I have been dieting 'healthy lifestyle' for about 2 months. I am down only 3lbs. I have lost some inches. I go to the gym every day for 20-30 mins. Then I come home and run around with my two active boys. It is very frustrating and depressing. As far as time i'm pretty strapped. Maybe I am doing the wrong exercises. Last month I investigated going the surgery route. They require 6 months of monitored weight loss so I'm seeing a doctor once month. I have a weigh in with her the last Wednesday of the month. I keep hoping my scale is broke :( Anyway, I look forward to meeting you all, and hopefully this turtle will win the race.

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hi. My name is Wendy. I'm 51 and live in Jerusalem. I'm at the end of the 4th week of the 28 day boot camp and I'm definitely the slowest loser! but it's okay. I'm a teacher and I've been using the summer to adjust my thinking to exercise and eating right. I know I'm entering into menopause and that losing the weight will be harder but so far I'm feeling great. I'm looking towards a "food conscious" weekend. emoticon

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Welcome to the team! emoticon

Esther!
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Hi,
This is probably the most appropriate forum for me. I started putting on weight a few years back and it has really been impossible to control. I lost more than 15 lbs last year only to put it all back again in 6 weeks ... .talk about depressing !!!

I am at that " age where I am not really sure what my hormones are up to anymore. I really don't eat a lot. it's amazing how little I seem to need to keep my fat cells well stocked and flourishing....

For a while I thought of simply getting used to being fat as the new me But I really hate being fat and I hate the way other people judge you.

So trying again for the nth time to drop this weight. Right now my weight has stayed the same for the last two weeks....

you don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.


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Hey everybody, I'm Angela. I am back at Sparkpeople, and am determined to continue and reach my goal. I'm tired of being derailed, but I know the weight will come off slowly as long as I don't give up.

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8/13/12 5:37 P

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Welcome, Wendy! emoticon

DON'T STARVE YOURSELF!!! We need you!

Consistency is the secret. Keep tracking your food. Measure and weigh it. It's amazing how easy it is to be 10% or 20% too high in calories just by being innacurate. emoticon

Keep working out. The more muscle you have, the more fat you will burn. emoticon

Unfortunately, the results may seem slow, because you aren't 20 anymore! emoticon

As long as you are moving in the right direction, however slowly, you are still moving!

Esther!
Slow and steady wins the race!


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8/12/12 3:20 P

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Hi, This looks like the perfect group for me. I am a perimenapausal 47 year old. I have been working out inconsistently 3 yrs; but consistently since June, only to develop hip pain and to lose and regain the same 5 lbs over and over. I stopped doing the classes that started the hip problem, kickboxing and step aerobics, and began focusing on longer cardio machine workouts (45 to 60 min each) and wt lifting a month ago. I still have physically seen no benefit. Yes, I do feel better generally and at times, even think I may look better in clothes. But, since the scale has barely moved and I am not getting the results I long for, it is hard to not get discouraged. my diet is not perfect; this is an area I need to work more on. unfortunately, I feel like I will have to starve myself to get any real results. Any words of encouragement would be so welcomed.

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8/10/12 12:06 P

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Welcome to the team, everyone! emoticon

I wonder if "Cheat Day" is a good title for a weekly day of higher consumption? emoticon

To me, "cheat" sounds like a crazy, extreme, all-out binge!! But most of us cheat with as little as a brownie or scoop of ice cream. It just takes us slightly over our upper calorie or fat limit.

We have lots of creative people on the team...who can think of a better term than CHEAT??

Esther!
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8/9/12 9:05 A

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Hi y'all! My name is Kim and I am from Missouri. I have been working on weight loss since January 2012. From January to April I had lost 15 lbs, but in April I experienced a drastic change at work and was unable to cope in a healthy manner. From April to end of May I gained 8 of those pounds back. In June I got back on working out and eating right and have relost 4 of those eight lbs in the last 2.5 months.

My ultimate goal is to lose a total of 50 lbs and I am currently down 11. Although I know it may take awhile, I am willing to see this through to the end.

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O.M.G. this is soooooooo me! SLOW! And it is FRUSTRATING! Only have lost 11lbs in the last 6 months. 22 in the last 16 months. Many days I just want to give up! With my workout routine, I figure I should have lost a bit more in the last year than I have actually lost. Makes me want to scream! And yes, I do watch and track what I eat. And I allow a cheat day once a week roughly. That should not derail me in the least, should it?

Routine:
Monday: BodyCombat in the AM. Usually a walk/jog in the PM. when scheduling permits, kickboxing following the walk/jog. but kickboxing wont happen for the next 3 months or so, unless practice is rained out

Tuesday: Cycle class and Cxworx (30 minute strength/core class) in the AM. had been doing Combat in the PM but schedule has changed with football starting for my boys. might end up being a walk around the neighborhood or park where practice is.

Wed: morning rest, BodyCombat in the PM. had been doing walk/jog in PM too but will have to ditch that in order to pick up boys from practice on time.

Thursday: Cxworx and BodyCombat in the AM. evening rest

Friday: rest day usually, will change with football practices going on..likely a walk/jog. If schedule gets turned upside down, sometimes I get a Combat class in in the AM to make up for anything I may have had to miss.

Saturday: BodyCombat in the AM.

Sunday: was cycling in the AM followed by weights, may turn into rest day during football season if we add a Friday evening workout while the boys are practicing.

So...what is taking this weight so long to come off?? LOL. (gotta laugh or else I may cry!!)


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