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post #41 of 276

Ran my first 5K this morning!  Back in January, I signed up to do a local fundraising run and then sort of lost track of training.   This morning I figured I would just give it a go and see how far I could make it running.  Did well enough - I ran most of it and walked a bit.  My knees feel good and I ran about 12 minute miles which is slow, but fine considering I am 12 weeks post-partum.  

 

A bit of exercise feels so good!   I really need to make room for more running in my life.  

post #42 of 276
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damn, that was scary. still is scary, really. how darn quickly the weight comes back on is astounding. took 3 weeks to lose 3 pounds and then it was all back on in the course of "overeating" / "normal eating" in 1 day. (hot dog with bun, piece of bread, 6 pretzel sticks and handful of candy.)

 

hmmmmmmmmmmmm



I have noticed this and it drives me nuts. I have to stick to my diet really closely every single day. Looking back on how I have eaten the past few years it is a wonder I don't weigh much more than I do, because little slip-ups really impede my progress.

 

Today is going to be one of those bad days, we're having friends for brunch. Why did I invite them? Why did I make that yummy strata? (pears and gruyere- there is no way I'm not having any)

 

 

On an up note I really like my new trainer. He's quiet, all about work, and very into proper form.

 

post #43 of 276

Ruthiegirl, congrats on the 5k! That's awesome!

 

Buzzer, good to hear that you like your trainer.

 

I'm on week 3 of c25k, although I've been slacking off on my regular home workouts (cardio and strength). Definitely doing a video today when my 2yo goes down for his nap.

 

I'm at 150.4 right now which means I've lost 43.6 lbs since the end of December and I'm 5.4 lbs away from my original goal weight! It's exciting to be so close, but I've decided that I want to eventually get down to 130 with my body fat in the low-20% range (it's 32% now). When I set my original goal, I just wanted to be back at a normal weight (which I'm at now, being 5'8"), but now that I've come so far, I want to actually be FIT. It's been exciting watching my body shrink, developing new muscles, and enjoying feeling lighter and stronger, and I don't want to settle for so-so.

                                                            

post #44 of 276
Won't be online till the end of next week will try to update from my phone but it's annoying. Every time I lose a pound I regain it. Since my in laws have been at the hospital these last two weeks nothing is my normal routine and it's hard.
post #45 of 276

I fell and hit the back of my head on the ice, during a  hockey drill. Glad I had a helmet and gear on. I'm okay, just sore. I'm going to take a few days off to rest. Also AF showed up today. Not sure how that will effect my weight loss. I'm drinking lots of water so hopefully won't gain much water weight. 

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Won't be online till the end of next week will try to update from my phone but it's annoying. Every time I lose a pound I regain it. Since my in laws have been at the hospital these last two weeks nothing is my normal routine and it's hard.


Hang in there!

 

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Ruthiegirl, congrats on the 5k! That's awesome!

 

Buzzer, good to hear that you like your trainer.

 

I'm on week 3 of c25k, although I've been slacking off on my regular home workouts (cardio and strength). Definitely doing a video today when my 2yo goes down for his nap.

 

I'm at 150.4 right now which means I've lost 43.6 lbs since the end of December and I'm 5.4 lbs away from my original goal weight! It's exciting to be so close, but I've decided that I want to eventually get down to 130 with my body fat in the low-20% range (it's 32% now). When I set my original goal, I just wanted to be back at a normal weight (which I'm at now, being 5'8"), but now that I've come so far, I want to actually be FIT. It's been exciting watching my body shrink, developing new muscles, and enjoying feeling lighter and stronger, and I don't want to settle for so-so.

                                                            

Congrats!  smile.gif

 

post #48 of 276
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Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl View Post

Ran my first 5K this morning!  Back in January, I signed up to do a local fundraising run and then sort of lost track of training.   This morning I figured I would just give it a go and see how far I could make it running.  Did well enough - I ran most of it and walked a bit.  My knees feel good and I ran about 12 minute miles which is slow, but fine considering I am 12 weeks post-partum.  

 

A bit of exercise feels so good!   I really need to make room for more running in my life.  



Wow, very cool!  Congrats!

post #49 of 276

144.6. so, trending downward. but still up .6 from wednesday. after the hot dog / jelly bean fiasco, i have resolved to do 100 flights of stairs a day AND am giving up my Yoplait yogurt for the next three weeks. i'm in a BLC locally, and it ends 5/6. i am in 1st place but the competition is closing in. AND being close to my goal weight it is getting HARDER to lose. 

 

i have decided to accept the fact that i won't see big losses each week anymore, and to be happy as long as my weight keeps going down. EVEN IF it means i barely eat, do a fair amount of exercise and only lose point-whatever amount each day. as long as it keeps going down.

 

the stairs i'm doing are in my own house. they are 13 stairs, my main staircase. rather steep. there is a railing. i count all the way up and all the way down as "one." i am doing them in sets of 10. i am going to get up a whole hour earlier tomorrow and start working them into my morning routine. as in, 10 stair set, then open the downstairs shades. 10 more stair sets, start my coffee. 10 more stair sets, open the upstairs shades. etc. i had ambition to knock them all out at once, but as i started this morning, i quickly nixed that plan. but i am going to work up to it over the next three weeks. maybe i can eventually do 20 stair sets, pull the shades, etc.

 

it hasn't helped that my 2 year old was up and had me up at the crack of down today, has been clingy and underfoot while i tried to do the stairs.

 

UGH.

 

$250 is at stake in this contest. i really want the money b/c, having lost 43 pounds already, i am now in need of new clothes.

 

ps: a while ago i wrote exercise articles professionally, and this phrase stuck in my mind: "a flight of stairs is the world's best exercise machine." it's free, it's easy and it's already close to home.

 

i'll let you know how it works out...

post #50 of 276

139- Go blue team!

post #51 of 276

Dealing with some stress at home - I don't do well when we have lots of extended family in and out of the house and we have had a lot of family in and out of the house for the last month and will for the next 2 - 4 weeks.  I've been struggling with the diet side of things and decided to take yesterday off as a "reset" to see if it helps boost my weight loss this week.... the scale will tell tomorrow if it helped or hurt.  I am amping up my exercise - trying to get in 10 workouts per week (3 boot camp, 3 kettle bell, 4 cardio/weights/other).  I find that I feel so much better when dealing with the stress by going for a walk/jog/run... heck, just getting sweaty helps - can't wait for the weather to level out so I can get my garden in and use that for stretching workouts! 

 

I weigh at the gym every few weeks - and though I did not see a change in weight, the scale did show a swap of 5 lbs fat to 5 lbs muscle last week. :)

 

Oh, and anyone who wants to read an inspirational book, I highly recommend "Born to Run" - I finished it last night, and although I currently run really slow and not very far, I really felt like doing a 10K/half-marathon/marathon/triathlon/ironman are possible for me... eventually.  lol.gif

post #52 of 276

I completed week 2 of C25K today. I was in the shower and reflected on how I was feeling about losing weight. I don't think I'm in the right head space right now to be militant about my diet. I think my weight is going to be roughly the same tomorrow. I'm thinking about bowing out of this thread because while I want to be active, weight loss isn't the biggest thing on my mind....

post #53 of 276

I just shouldn't attend potlucks.  I need to get better control of myself.  Stayed the same this week 237.2 pounds.  Go Red team!

post #54 of 276

144.2

post #55 of 276

236.6 

post #56 of 276
So sorry to read about Adaline's Mom.

Sorry I haven't checked in in a week, it's been a busy one. We went hiking onFriday and took down a dying blue spruce on our front lawn. I'm down 2lbs. This wee for myself and the blue team!' that brings me to 207.8. I still have a long way to go, but I'm happy to see the 2lbs. Gone.
post #57 of 276
149.6. Very happy to be out of the 150s!

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post #58 of 276

181

post #59 of 276

147.7. I guess technically it's a loss.. sort of. I probably shouldn't complain, I had a car last week for one day and went grocery shopping for the next month and of course, I had to get a Publix sub while I was there cause it's been so long...

 

However I bought lots of fruits, veggies and diet friendly foods as well so hopefully next week I can see a more substantial loss.

post #60 of 276

186 for me.  

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