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post #161 of 465
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Not gonna kick you in the butt, just a hug - I used to run regularly, but my weight gain in pregnancy really knocked my knees out and I haven't been able to even walk regularly since then - 4 years now! But how about using it for motivation, as I am now: really hoping that more weight loss will make it so my weakened joints can tolerate the load!



Big hug from me too.  I used to run and I miss it terribly.  This last pregnancy (and maybe the one before it as well) really did a number on my knees.  I signed up for a 5K a couple of weeks form now and there is no way I can run it.  I will walk which stinks, but I hope to be able to run again.  I need to lose about 40 pounds and do some serious strength training before I will be able to run much. 

 

 

post #162 of 465

just checking in. Weighed in at weight watchers yesterday evening: 202.6.  Went to kettlebell class and ran a mile yesterday.  Hoping to make it to spin class tomorrow and Sunday (but not sure if it is going to work since I have family visiting). 

 

I started working on losing weight the end of last year, joined weight watchers in January.  In the 70 days since I started WW, I've lost 32.4 lbs.  :)  Hoping y'all keep me moving and motivated.

 

Go TEAM RED!

post #163 of 465
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I can't run and it makes me want to cry. I did a C25K and after that just started to enjoy running. Last week I was at a conference and did not get to run, wore heels all day. When I got back I noticed a little soreness in my hip. It does not have the strength for a run. I have no idea what happened. I am shocked at how derailed I feel. I drank too much wine the last few days and was not great with food. I really, really need to snap out of it. Some one kick me in the butt!!!

 

I suggest a chiropractor or rolfer. Maybe something's out of alignment in the hip/back.  Maybe switch to walking or swimming until you're feeling better.  Be gentle to yourself! 

 

 

 

 


 

 

post #164 of 465

I went to hockey stick time for 45 minutes yesterday. Good workout!  Today I went out for a walk around town with my ds. My sitter had to cancel so I won't be able to get to the rink today. I did discover the fitness center at the rink is open to the public, so next Friday, I plan on working out there.

 

Debating whether I should buy a pair of men's size small hockey pants now and keep trying them on every week as motivation.

 

post #165 of 465

I'm officially back on the mini pill so I hope that I can stop getting AF every week! It's really messing up my groove.

post #166 of 465

Holy smokes, trekkingirl, I hope so. I can't imagine having AF almost constantly. 

 

Amandamarie, that's really cool about the gym. Sorry your sitter bailed, though. :(

 

Dmitrizmom, that's awesome about 32+lbs in 70 days. WTG!

 

Ruthie, at least you're still going to get out there and move yourself forward for 5K! I ended up not signing up for a 5K next month, which is good, since we've since made that a mini-vacation weekend and will be gone. I'm too chicken to sign up for another one so far. What works to strengthen my knees is to hike--the lateral strength and stability from hiking on uneven surfaces has made a huge difference in knees that I was afraid I'd have to have surgery on. 

 

pacificbliss, I'm with Amanda--checking in with a chiropractor might be key to figuring out what you tweaked. It really sounds to me like something in impinging a nerve, and a chiro can get you back on track. (My impression of rolfers is that they do more muscular manipulation...?)

 

buzzer, I'm with you--let's just all get together and drink some wine after a pretty stressful week, huh? :)

 

IsaFrench, awesome for getting back to swimming! Good luck at the rollerblade class tomorrow--that sounds fun. (and painful)

 

mommy22IN, yikes on that fast weight loss...yay, but yikes, yk? Any chance you made changes that flushed a lot of retained water weight? Sometimes cutting sugars/carbs can do that...

 

AFM, I've been avoiding checking in because things have been crazy around here and I didn't get to work out yesterday or run today. My heels are still hurting because of the weak ankles causing me to heel strike during Wednesday's run, so it's just as well. I'll take some more ibuprofen tonight and tomorrow before I run. It was raining AGAIN here today, anyway, so that plus the heel thing means I'm fine with having skipped today. Food is another issue entirely. I went to see The Hunger Games at the midnight showing last night, and it has screwed with my body clock and I've eaten only crap today. The only saving grace is that I haven't eaten much. :/

post #167 of 465

re: alcohol, to each her own, i always say. BUT if you are *really* serious about losing as much weight as you can, as quickly as you can... don't drink.

 

re: breastfeeding, i'm nursing a 2 year old and haven't lost my supply, despite losing 40 pounds since november. (10 more to go for me!!)

 

i had a good day today, ate about a 1/2 pound of low sodium turkey for breakfast, two yogurts, along with a fried egg, many cut up vegetables dipped in full fat ranch dressing, much fresh fruit, and a generously large spinach salad with sunflower kernels and a grilled chicken breast, topped with full fat ranch dressing. all consumed between 7 am and 2:30 pm., after which time i ate only a couple of strawberries around 4:30 pm. a couple of strong black coffees too and ice water of course. my stomach was growling around 6 pm, which is a good sign that i'm actively losing weight. BUT i am never jittery hungry or feel desperate for food. i do believe this is because of the large quantity of quality foods i am consuming. 

 

i am hoping to hit the 147 mark tomorrow.

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Holy smokes, trekkingirl, I hope so. I can't imagine having AF almost constantly. 

 

Amandamarie, that's really cool about the gym. Sorry your sitter bailed, though. :(

 

Dmitrizmom, that's awesome about 32+lbs in 70 days. WTG!

 

Ruthie, at least you're still going to get out there and move yourself forward for 5K! I ended up not signing up for a 5K next month, which is good, since we've since made that a mini-vacation weekend and will be gone. I'm too chicken to sign up for another one so far. What works to strengthen my knees is to hike--the lateral strength and stability from hiking on uneven surfaces has made a huge difference in knees that I was afraid I'd have to have surgery on. 

 

pacificbliss, I'm with Amanda--checking in with a chiropractor might be key to figuring out what you tweaked. It really sounds to me like something in impinging a nerve, and a chiro can get you back on track. (My impression of rolfers is that they do more muscular manipulation...?)

 

buzzer, I'm with you--let's just all get together and drink some wine after a pretty stressful week, huh? :)

 

IsaFrench, awesome for getting back to swimming! Good luck at the rollerblade class tomorrow--that sounds fun. (and painful)

 

mommy22IN, yikes on that fast weight loss...yay, but yikes, yk? Any chance you made changes that flushed a lot of retained water weight? Sometimes cutting sugars/carbs can do that...

 

AFM, I've been avoiding checking in because things have been crazy around here and I didn't get to work out yesterday or run today. My heels are still hurting because of the weak ankles causing me to heel strike during Wednesday's run, so it's just as well. I'll take some more ibuprofen tonight and tomorrow before I run. It was raining AGAIN here today, anyway, so that plus the heel thing means I'm fine with having skipped today. Food is another issue entirely. I went to see The Hunger Games at the midnight showing last night, and it has screwed with my body clock and I've eaten only crap today. The only saving grace is that I haven't eaten much. :/

Off topic-  What did you think of the movie?
 

 

post #169 of 465
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I'm officially back on the mini pill so I hope that I can stop getting AF every week! It's really messing up my groove.

 

 That must have been so frustrating.  I hope it helps!
 

 

post #170 of 465
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Off topic-  What did you think of the movie?
 

 


It was as close to the book as anyone could imagine (remember when even her boots for The Hunger Games are described and how similar they were to her hunting boots? THAT was perfect, even!) To fit the book into a 140 min movie, some parts were condensed, but none that were integral to the storyline. I cannot rave about it enough. The production design was perfect, and the cinematography was amazing.

My dh even wants to see it, but I'm making him read the book first, and he'd rather just buy the dvd. (so I'm getting a copy of the book now *and* dvd when it comes out from that deal. Woot!)

I'll shut up, but the Telegraph (UK news) website has the best review I've seen.
post #171 of 465

All the references to C25K are getting to me. I'm tempted to consider going for it. There are plenty of 5Ks in my area so it would be kinda neat to have a goal other than a number on the scale. A FB friend of mine posted this which makes me wonder if it's a good idea though: http://breakingmuscle.com/training/7-fitness-myths-ie-total-bs-you-need-know

Thoughts?

 

I made it to the gym yesterday (just barely) and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I had hoped to make it to Pilates class at my gym this week but didn't. It's at 9:30 which ends up conflicting with breakfast. Hopefully next week.

post #172 of 465

Dmitrizmom, that's an awesome loss! Congrats! :)

 

Trekkingirl, I hope the mini pill helps! I can sorta relate - I also have issues probably related to pcos, and last year I had several periods that lasted 6+ weeks. It really messes with you!

 

Allisonrose - I'm starting c25k within the next few days, mostly due to all the running talk around here. Have you ran before?

 

I'm not sure why, but I've lost about 5lbs so far this week - 162 Monday to 157.2 today. We had several 80 degree days which is unheard of for us in March, so I was outside a lot more. I took my 30-day measurements yesterday and I have lost a whopping 18 inches in a single month! I'm about 12lbs away from my goal of losing 50 lbs so I'm hoping I might be able to reach that before this challenge ends!

post #173 of 465
Allisonrose, my own personal experience contradicts nearly ever one of those "myth" declarations. I'm too ticked off about it to list them right now, though. I will say that my husband is naturally built like a linebacker and yet he's successfully training for a marathon (mileage up to 18mi in one run, weekly about 50-60 at this point) and *knock wood* hasn't had any injuries, but has increased his fitness by light years. I...well, I'll just say the article is bs afaic. (my dad was a football/conditioning coach my whole life, my brother did bodybuilding, as did I for a year or so. My dh has done it, too. I've been researching nutritionfor a while. So it's not like I'm a total novice thinking this guy is off his rocker.)
post #174 of 465
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All the references to C25K are getting to me. I'm tempted to consider going for it. There are plenty of 5Ks in my area so it would be kinda neat to have a goal other than a number on the scale. A FB friend of mine posted this which makes me wonder if it's a good idea though: http://breakingmuscle.com/training/7-fitness-myths-ie-total-bs-you-need-know

Thoughts?

 

 



From my experience, he is right about one thing for sure -- I have to be strong in order to run.  Lots of lunges, squats and resistance training to get my legs strong enough to carry my weight.  When I am strong and running, I feel so, so, so incredibly good.  Like chocolate and sex kind of good.  So, for me, I will train to run.  But for sure, weak legs will increase my risk for injury.  

post #175 of 465
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Okay, so I have to say that I admire persistence and dedication, and lilacvioletiris went to the trouble of PMing me about joining the thread!  

(Just so we're clear, I wasn't ignoring your or lairaja's request - it's just that it's the weekend here, and I don't get online much on Saturdays)

 

Anyhow, unless anyone has major objections (you can PM me) I reckon it would be okay for them both to join.  We did have some late starters last thread too.  

I think the easiest way to do it is to exempt you from this week, and just have you guys weigh in on Monday 26th for the first time, and start the challenge from there, this week is almost over.  

 

Barefootmama: can we please add lairaja to the BLUE team and lilacvioletiris to the RED team.  

 

If anyone is wondering, this brings the two teams closer together in terms of total weights 2702 vs 2729  

 

post #176 of 465

only lasted for 1.5 hour of the roller blade class

yes it's a cool way to exercise & especially as I do it with one of my children + a schoomate & bumbed into a friend of a friend who dicided to join her son who's been doing it since September ... the second hour we play games, so it's more fun ...

 

have been ok foodwise today ... but it's late & I've got quite a few things to do still before bed ... and am hungry

 

+ tomorrow we are having the "party with friends" for a family birthday so am not sure I'll be able to resist all the junk food there will be ...

 

am trying NOT to obsess about the scale & will weigh in on Monday ...

post #177 of 465

I would like to join if it is not too late.

 

I am 5'8" and 208.  I am running a half marathon next month and it would be easier on my body if I weighed less.  I have been working on losing weight this year but right now I need I kick in the pants to continue the journey.  We have had birthdays and visitors and some stresses that have led to indulgent eating.

post #178 of 465

Milk8Shake, thank you.  I just wasn't sure I had done what you had asked for here.  Go team RED!

 

I ate well today.  Got little bit of exercise.  Trying to kick a cold.

 

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Allisonrose - I'm starting c25k within the next few days, mostly due to all the running talk around here. Have you ran before? 


Technically, yes. But it's been years and I've never been fond of distance running. I tried out C25K once before but wasn't all that motivated and gave up sometime in the second week.

 

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Originally Posted by stegenrae View Post

Allisonrose, my own personal experience contradicts nearly ever one of those "myth" declarations. I'm too ticked off about it to list them right now, though. I will say that my husband is naturally built like a linebacker and yet he's successfully training for a marathon (mileage up to 18mi in one run, weekly about 50-60 at this point) and *knock wood* hasn't had any injuries, but has increased his fitness by light years. I...well, I'll just say the article is bs afaic. (my dad was a football/conditioning coach my whole life, my brother did bodybuilding, as did I for a year or so. My dh has done it, too. I've been researching nutritionfor a while. So it's not like I'm a total novice thinking this guy is off his rocker.)


Thanks for the input!
 

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From my experience, he is right about one thing for sure -- I have to be strong in order to run.  Lots of lunges, squats and resistance training to get my legs strong enough to carry my weight.  When I am strong and running, I feel so, so, so incredibly good.  Like chocolate and sex kind of good.  So, for me, I will train to run.  But for sure, weak legs will increase my risk for injury.  


Interesting point. I like the thing about sex and chocolate good....lol

post #180 of 465

I haven't weighed myself for the last two mornings. I'm hoping that I have a nice loss to report by Monday. Honestly though, easter candy has been a really bad struggle for me. I really love those darn mini cadbury eggs. I rationalize that if I don't have some now, the holiday will be over and I'll have to wait an entire year before they'll come around again. THEY"RE MY FAVORITE!

 

Thanks everyone for the commiseration about AF. Maybe that has something to do with the chocolate cravings.

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