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Milk - good luck today. Sending lots of love and strength for you from far away. 

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Milk -- hoping you bio[sy went well.

Trekkingrl -- congrats! That's a big milestone! I remember being proud as I lost last time of making it below each of my milestone weights ( was 247 when I got pregnant with DS1, 217 when I got pregnant with DS2, 232 with DD, and 205 when I got married.) Looking forward to seeing those weights again soon-ish -- hopefully for the last time!

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Ok, I'm fessing up here so my online community can keep me honest. I did really well on eating and exercising yesterday, until....I went out with some girlfriends to officially celebrate my 40th birthday. I don't go out to happy hour a whole lot, but I totally overdid it. Wine, beer, and then the delicious appetizers (bread and cheese bonanza!)

 

Then, of course, I feel like hell today. So I've been eating lots of protein and drinking lots of water today, but I'm afraid to even add up the calories of what I've been downing to try to feel like a human being again.

 

The plus side? I walked with the kids to and from the zoo (which is about a 15 minute walk from our house) with the 2 year old on my back in her Beco. Also spent a good 2 hours walking around the zoo and chasing the 4 year old while he climbed on every available surface. So, I did get in some good exercise, but now I want to collapse!

 

So, going to get back on track tonight. Planning a light dinner and only water to drink for the rest of the day.

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Thanks for all the good thoughts everyone.  The biopsy was NASTY!  But I survived.  I guess the lousy part was that I couldn't just go home to bed.  Especially when my flight back got delayed by an hour and a half.  I sat in the airport feeling sorry for myself.  By the time I got home, I was exhausted, and went straight to bed.  There don't seem to be any ill effects on the scales, but I'm expecting to maybe have AF show up a little early because of the whole shebang.  

 

Harmony - you're welcome to hang here, IMO.  You can be a cheerleader love.gif

 

Trekkinggirl!  Congrats on the milestone.  It must feel great.  

 

Rae - It must feel so good to be down this week!  Yay!

 

BB - I will check out the chi running.  Interesting about the apnea.  My mum has it pretty bad.  

 

Well done to all the C25Kers!  Admittedly, I haven't started it yet, but I hope to get the three sessions in today and over the weekend.  

 

Also, I have finally reached a point where I can notice a difference in myself in the mirror.  Other people have been saying it, but I couldn't see it.  Today, my tummy looks smaller!!! WAHOOO

 

Go BLUE!!! Come on all you losers! 
 

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Whenever I eat anything "bad" I remind myself that there are some women to hold me accountable, and I am keeping up with my exercise this week, so wanted to say thanks!

 

Random thought last night - does anyone watch the Biggest Loser? I usually watch the first 10 minutes or so and then weigh ins while I am nursing at night. They've been running an ad to sign up for the next season. Would anyone here actually do it?

 

I'd love to hang out with Bob... maybe.

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It is interesting to think about the other weights we have been. I guess I am also below my pre-preg weight now (with my first kid). When I was pg in 2001 with ds1, I was 205 when I got pg and 246 when I gave birth. With ds2 I was about 205 also when I got pg but I was about 270 (ouch) when I gave birth to him. This morning I was 203, down 1 more pound so far, and so happy to be inching closer to the 100's!

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No exercise today, and ate crappy. greensad.gif

 

Dd2 was up all night puking/dry heaving and clinging to me all day. I overate and had a frozen dinner. greensad.gif

 

 

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Does anyone crave sweets about an hour after exercise? After an 1 1/2 hours of hockey classes yesterday I was craving a chocolate shake or ice cream. I didn't give in because I didn't have any in the house and too exhausted to go get some. I fell asleep sitting up on the couch. Lol  I think when I'm super tired is when I'm at my vulnerable to poor eating choices. I just want something quick. 

 

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Thanks for all the good thoughts everyone.  The biopsy was NASTY!  But I survived.  I guess the lousy part was that I couldn't just go home to bed.  Especially when my flight back got delayed by an hour and a half.  I sat in the airport feeling sorry for myself.  By the time I got home, I was exhausted, and went straight to bed.  There don't seem to be any ill effects on the scales, but I'm expecting to maybe have AF show up a little early because of the whole shebang.  

 

Harmony - you're welcome to hang here, IMO.  You can be a cheerleader love.gif

 

Trekkinggirl!  Congrats on the milestone.  It must feel great.  

 

Rae - It must feel so good to be down this week!  Yay!

 

BB - I will check out the chi running.  Interesting about the apnea.  My mum has it pretty bad.  

 

Well done to all the C25Kers!  Admittedly, I haven't started it yet, but I hope to get the three sessions in today and over the weekend.  

 

Also, I have finally reached a point where I can notice a difference in myself in the mirror.  Other people have been saying it, but I couldn't see it.  Today, my tummy looks smaller!!! WAHOOO

 

Go BLUE!!! Come on all you losers! 
 


I'm glad you survived the biopsy.   And very cool on seeing a difference in yourself. Nice when others notice, even better when you can see it. smile.gif

 

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Ok, I'm fessing up here so my online community can keep me honest. I did really well on eating and exercising yesterday, until....I went out with some girlfriends to officially celebrate my 40th birthday. I don't go out to happy hour a whole lot, but I totally overdid it. Wine, beer, and then the delicious appetizers (bread and cheese bonanza!)

 

Then, of course, I feel like hell today. So I've been eating lots of protein and drinking lots of water today, but I'm afraid to even add up the calories of what I've been downing to try to feel like a human being again.

 

The plus side? I walked with the kids to and from the zoo (which is about a 15 minute walk from our house) with the 2 year old on my back in her Beco. Also spent a good 2 hours walking around the zoo and chasing the 4 year old while he climbed on every available surface. So, I did get in some good exercise, but now I want to collapse!

 

So, going to get back on track tonight. Planning a light dinner and only water to drink for the rest of the day.

Happy Birthday!  smile.gif   The main thing is you didn't give up afterwards. And sounds like you ate well and got a lot of exercise in today. smile.gif
 

 

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No exercise today, and ate crappy. greensad.gif

 

Dd2 was up all night puking/dry heaving and clinging to me all day. I overate and had a frozen dinner. greensad.gif

 

 

 

Hang in there!   I hope your dd feels better soon.

 

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Whenever I eat anything "bad" I remind myself that there are some women to hold me accountable, and I am keeping up with my exercise this week, so wanted to say thanks!

 

Random thought last night - does anyone watch the Biggest Loser? I usually watch the first 10 minutes or so and then weigh ins while I am nursing at night. They've been running an ad to sign up for the next season. Would anyone here actually do it?

 

I'd love to hang out with Bob... maybe.


I watched it a few times during the first season.  I haven't since.  I wouldn't do the show because of the whole being on camera thing. I'm way too shy.  I've been on camera once and it was embarrassing. innocent.gif

 

post #293 of 465

I didn't run again today. But I ended up on a cleaning rampage--vacuumed our main level twice (we have two furbearers who are shedding like mad) and upstairs--even moved all the furniture, vac-dusted the blinds, wood furniture, and the sofa. Took about a hundred trips up/down the stairs organizing and putting away, including about 5 loads of laundry. Made up two beds. My shoulders and arms are actually worn OUT from all of the blinds stuff--OY! I reduced the calorie total in MFP because I think it was wayyyy overestimating things. (It's actually a problem I noticed the first time I really used MFP back in January; their calorie counts are way high. I adjust mine downward all the time.) I was so busy doing all of that, I didn't really eat much like I normally would. I ended up with a really great calorie deficit, too. Somehow a completely unplanned day turned out to be one of my best so far this challenge! We'll see how well that holds up over Birthday Weekend, though. (maybe I should use whole eggs in the cake so I can't eat it...)

 

Now on to the persies...

 

Milk, I'm sorry you had such a crappy crappy day. IDK if I should hope the biopsy tells you something or not--I guess it kind of depends on what the possibilities/treatments are, huh? YESSSS for seeing a change yourself!! That's got to be sooo motivating. (and yes, seeing my scale lower is motivating to me; it's been lower even this week, but I don't want to jinx my Monday weigh-in since I could screw that up this Birthday Weekend, yk?)

 

Buzzer, dealing with puking children is a perfectly acceptable reason for not hanging in there for a day or two. I hope your DD gets and stays better ASAP.

 

lairaja, I also happen to think a 40th birthday is a pretty damn special time and deserves some debauchery. (Please tell me there was at least some non-food-related debauchery!) Good for you for getting your kids to the zoo today. I'd have told my kids to watch Netflix or play quietly downstairs while mommy "slept" all day, lol!)

 

Amanda, I will often make a smoothie if I've worked out harder than I'd anticipated. It's sound fitness/nutrition, too. For hard workouts, you do need to fuel your muscles to recover; the ideal fuel is at least 60% carb and 20% protein. (I make a small-ish fruit smoothie with a scoop of protein powder. It's nutritious and FAST and not too high in calories.) By the sound of it, you maybe didn't even have the energy to toss some fruit in a blender, though!

 

claybear, you are SO close. What kind of self-treat do you have planned for when you break that barrier?

 

tracylee, that's awesome about the full week of exercise--WTG! You should totally inquire about The Biggest Loser. ;)

 

trekkingirl, that ROCKS. I've got nearly all of my potential loss to go before I'm at my pre-pgcy weight with DS2 (135) and still a few before that mark with DS1 (145). But I'm trying to get knocked up, so I wouldn't mind not reaching either one for quite a while! :)

 

LET'S GO RED!!!

post #294 of 465

dantesmama, how much salt have you had in the food you eat?  

trekkingirl, Congrats on reaching your pre-pregnancy weight!

Milk8shake, glad that the biopsy went as good as it could and that you get some useful information back from it.

 

AFM, I got my 30 minutes of walking in with DH last night, but I fell into "I didn't eat before going to the grocery store" binge on Carolina Tangy BBQ chips.  I should have known better.  Need to eat better today.

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I don't have time to read all the unread replies right now, but I have my podiatry appt. today. I'm not sure when I'll be cleared to exercise again, but when I get the clearance I'm starting C25K too! I hope everyone has a great day!!!

post #296 of 465

DH is doing a training that gets you to the point of being able to do 100 push-ups. I think I will join him

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Does anyone crave sweets about an hour after exercise? After an 1 1/2 hours of hockey classes yesterday I was craving a chocolate shake or ice cream. I didn't give in because I didn't have any in the house and too exhausted to go get some. I fell asleep sitting up on the couch. Lol  I think when I'm super tired is when I'm at my vulnerable to poor eating choices. I just want something quick. 

 



Word.  I get so hungry for sweets when I am tired or worn down.  Juggling kids has been a huge drain on my energy and I am very tempted to grab sugary baked stuff and coffee.  Both will give me a screaming headache and I know better than to eat them.

 

Bananas help me a lot.  They are a little sweet and filling and help me over the hump.  A big mug of tea helps too.  Often I am dehydrated and don't realize it.  And simply not having anything sweet around keeps me from eating junk.  

 

 

post #298 of 465

I stepped on the scale this morning and was bummed to see the number higher! So I hit the gym this morning (40 minutes on elliptical) instead of skipping it like I was tempted to. I think I've probably been eating too much. I tend to be an emotional eater. Right now I'm resisting the temptation to open the bag of Fritos my hubby bought. Sleep deprivation due to a teething little one probably doesn't help either.

 

If I'm going to do the c25k program, I think I really want to find a 5K to complete....

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Knees wouldn't let me run a stitch today so I walked 2 miles and did some machines. Also signed up (and paid for- so no excuses) 12 personal trainer sessions. It was a great deal at our gym for  March Madness. I hope I like this trainer! I've only met him once and they said I can't switch.

 

Eating well today but I am super starving.

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lilacvioletiris, I haven't been having any more salt than usual. Can't stand the stuff, actually. I'm sure it's water retention, though. I'm 15dpo right now, and no sign of af (not pregnant, I just have screwy cycles) so it may be related to that. I dropped down to 157.2 after being up to 157.8 yesterday, so hopefully it'll keep going down.

 

Doing w1d3 of c25k either tonight or tomorrow. I'm finding it hard to find time to squeeze in runs between dh's work hours and the kids' activities (and avoiding running in the dark). I'm being reminded of why I usually stick with workout videos - they can be done at home with the kids! I'm determined to stick with it, though.

 

Buzzer, good luck with your trainer!

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