|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Feb 10 2010
Tawnie~ I'm sure you didn't gain 4 lbs over the weekend, that's 14,000 calories to gain 4 lbs, it's probably water gain or hormones.
chick~ you could try the crochet diet, lol. Keeps your hands very busy. Good luck keeping occupied all day.
hanstall~ good luck getting fresh air in the snow.
Kristi~ welcome, good luck in your goal. Remember eating healthy and exercise is key. Can't give you to many pointers my weight has been holding steady for about a year.
Blondi~ unless you are training for something you should not be doing that much aerobic activity. Maybe try 30 min of HIIT or something instead, or do some weights and decrease to 60 min on the elliptical.
I'm pretty bummed out right now. At derby practice last night my right foot went completely numb. I've been struggling with some foot pain for the last few months and figured it would go away. Now I'm thinking it's probably a stress fracture. So that means no running for a few weeks and no serious skating. Hopefully I can keep my food under control since I won't have huge burns until my foot is back to 100%. Still going to get my strength training in and also going to try to do some cycling at the gym. Can't get outside when it's -15* and there's 3 feet of snow on the ground. Hopefully our medical insurance kicks in pretty soon and I can go get my foot checked out with the doc.
|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Feb 08 2010
hanstall~ give yourself a few days to get all the sodium out of it, drink plenty of water to help flush everything out. Hope you recover quickly.
Canuck~ glad to hear your finally getting over that cold
gwen~LOL about the stripper
tawnie~ I just add my own recipes to CC, I typically don't take others off, tho I do look thru them to come up with my own ideas.
Current weight:154.8, up .2 from last week, I have noticed the body fat % is going down so I'm focusing on that
Goal weight: 145
This week's goals: get my 3 runs in, derby practice x3 and make it to the gym at least x2 this week.
I think I did really well this weekend considering I was at the bar Sat night. Our Derby bout was AWESOME and our all stars beat the other team by over 100 points. Stinks that I won't get my tempo run in tonight, my daughter has dance from 5:30-6:30 and then I have a meeting after that until 9. I'll have to do it right away tomorrow when the hubby gets home from work so I can recover before derby practice. I was already warned that practice this week is going to be really tough, Sgt. says she wants to make at least 1 person puke. So I need to get all this soreness under control or I'll really be hurting. Well, here's to a great week and hopefully a losing week. Getting tired of holding at 154.something.
|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Feb 05 2010
I just made the yummiest of yummy banana bread muffins and they are pretty healthy too here's the recipe for anyone else who wants it:
They have no eggs, no butter and they are packed full of flavor. I separated the batch into 3 and added dark chocolate chips to one, walnuts to one and left the 3rd plain, and they all taste good. You can substitute yogurt or sour cream for the cream cheese and then don't add any cider vinegar. And at 125 calories a piece it's a guilt free "sweet" snack.
|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Feb 05 2010
tawnie~ awesome having a goal like walking 500 miles. I log my mileage thru runners world and last year ran over 900 miles, granted I ran 2 full marathons. I don't think I will get that many miles this year.
chicklis~ derby practice depends on the day, sometimes it's endurance based and we see how many laps we can do in say 5 minutes, or partner up and do "pyramids" (each takes turns doing laps each 1 lap, 2 laps up to 6 and then decrease back to 1). Other times it's more strength like 25 push-ups, 2 laps, 25 sit-ups, 2 laps, 25 leg lifts, 2 laps, 25 squats, 2 laps and repeat. It is a hack of a workout.
canuck~ YAY!! Good luck going out to eat, remember it's just one day and if you see a big jump it's more likely from water and sodium then real weight.
Gwen~ sounds like the perfect place to live, all seasons within an easy drive. HIIT can be fun and can really go quickly, make sure you focus on good form whatever it is to get the most benefits. I think I might remember what flowers are...I started planing my garden and start inside planting at the end of the month.
My weekend plans are: tonight get ready for Derby bout, Tomorrow: set up for bout, play in pre-bout, walk crowd answering questions during bout...after bout drink heavily at after party. Sunday: Pot-luck lunch with derby girls, be lazy and recover from after-party, lol.
Weight is sitting steady at 154.6, now for 3 days in a row. Going to keep eating under control today and eat smart tomorrow since I will be drinking my calories, lol. Sunday get back on track.
What is your number one reason to lose weight, OTHER THAN getting healthy?
What is one food you absolutely cannot have in your house?
What is your magic "goal weight" number?
Name 3 moments you're looking forward to in the next year!
Who is the one person who hinders your weight loss success?
Who is your biggest fan and supporter on your weight loss journey?
What is one piece of advice you'll never forget?
Would you rather look good in a bikini, or be able to run a marathon?
How long do YOU think it will take you to get to goal?
What's the hardest part of your day, food-wise?
Which body part are you most unhappy with?
Would you rather see 1 pound lost every week, or a sudden 4 pound drop in th month?
|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Feb 04 2010
Gwen~ you are so lucky in so Cal, I'm in ND where Nov-Apr there is typically snow on the ground and Dec-Feb we get a lot of sub-zero weather. I have noticed some changes in my stomach and I'm sure I am increasing my muscle tone. Just want to see a lower number on the scale so I can tell myself "see it's working." In a couple more weeks I will do measurements again, if I notice some changes it will help validate me.
canuck~ hope you get over your cold quickly, keep hydrating. I have used echinasea and golden seal (can get it at Wal Mart, Target...) and that helps kick the cold a little faster.
tiffy~ awesome ideas for the soup. I tend to make my own homemade ones so they are packed full of good healthy proteins and veggies and without all the extra sodium.
chicklis~ the running store on town here is awesome, they know how hard it is to get motivated when the temp falls below 0* and there's snow on the ground.
scbabe~ a loss is a loss, and a slow and steady loss is better then it's easier to keep it off when it's time to maintain. Hope pilates went well. You may be having some muscle growth that's slowing the scale down too.
I ended up skipping the gym last night, I was so tired and by the time I got my daughter home from dance at 8pm I was starving and exhausted. So I went to bed early after eating so good and some not the best choices. Starting out the day good with a 5 mile run, tonight I have 2 hours of derby practice. Tomorrow I probably won't make the gym because of prep for the derby bout on Sat. Going to make my food choices good ones today and make them count. I had no change in the scale this morning, better no change then a gain.
|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Feb 03 2010
Canuck~ wow 7 lb loss in a month it's amazing. Keep yourself moving as much as you can and hydrate to kick that cold. You will be seeing the 160's soon.
Gwen~ I'm sure you will notice the change with the HIIT soon.
chicklis~ I can't wait for spring too. I don't like having to put on 3 layers and traction before running outside. My bike is just hanging on hooks in the garage, if I'm lucky it can come down in April...sometimes I wonder why I live here.
My weight seems to have decided the 155 range is where it wants to be. Stinks when you see a drop and then it jumps back up, I saw 153 last week. I'm keeping my food in check most days, keeping my choices healthier and getting my exercise in. I have had several people ask me if I've lost weight so it must be moving around or something.
HIIT is an awesome way to change things up, I do a HIIT runs once a week 3 out of 4 weeks. I will do 800 intervals one week, and tempo runs 2 weeks.
I don't have skating practice tonight so I'm hitting the gym for strength training instead. Tomorrow morning I will be getting up really early so I can get my 5 mile run in, get home, shower and be ready for the day by 7am. A local running store we log our mileage for Thursday mornings and earn free products. Right now I'm at 260 miles, when I get to 300 I get a free pair of shoes, only another 8 weeks to go.
|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Feb 01 2010
We can all do this
Start weight: 154
Current weight: 154.6
I was 153.6 on Friday but I celebrated my birthday with a few drinks and eating out this weekend. I'm sure most of it is water. I'll see how I'm sitting again Friday.
Goal weight: 145ish
This weeks goal: Eat under 1700 calories each day and do the following
Monday: run 3 mile temp
Tuesday: 2 hour Derby Practice
Wednesday: 2 hour derby Practice
Thursday: run 5 miles, 2 hours derby practice
Saturday: run 7 miles, derby bout
Sunday: Strength training 1 hour
|Games & Challenges||5'7- buddies needed to lose 25 lbs by Aug!||Jan 29 2010
This is a group for me!!
Age: 32 (as of Feb 1)
Height: 5' 7"
Current weight: 154
Goal weight: 145, or when all those sexy Jeans I have fit comfortably.
This weeks goal: To keep my food in check and to get into my training routine.
Background: I am pretty active I just have a tendency to over eat. I am training for a half marathon May 22 and I'm also a Roller Derby Girl. I'm hoping if I watch what I eat and keep to my schedule I should be able to lose the weight.
Current program: I run 3 days per week (Mon, Thur, Sat). I have 2 hours of derby practice Sun, Tue, Thur (occasionally Wed too). Weights at the gym Sun, Wed, Fri.
Canuck~ Keep doing what you are doing, could you be gaining muscle? Sounds like if your pants are fitting better you will probably see a drop soon otherwise it's muscle which is way sexier.
|Fitness||Marathon...Sick...Help!||Oct 15 2009
Go into your marathon knowing that you trained the best you could and cut yourself some slack if you have to walk or run slower than you had planned on. You will have no problem finishing your marathon you trained enough to get you to the finish line. My last marathon I trained well going into it but my lower back and hips started to really bother me around mile 15. Got so bad I had to walk several miles. But I still finished, I still made it across the finish line and you can too.
|Fitness||Eek! Shin Splints or Stress Fractures?||Oct 15 2009
I have had issues that felt like chin splints and it turned out to be my lower back was out of wack, after going to the chiropractor and a massage I felt back to 100%. If the pain decreases during a run my guess is that you have tight muscles that you need to loosen up. Try doing extra stretching and now would be a perfect time to get a massage. Out of all my marathons all but one I have had a massage about a week before and it has helped so much to work out all the tired and sore spots so I'm lose and ready for my marathons.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 08 2009
I see some new people in here, and a few I know.
Vicki~ congrats on being a grandma!! I'm sure you will be dropin that weight in no time. Jazzercise sounds fun, I keep joking that when I get health insurance again that I will try out for the roller derby girls in town. Hope your daughter doesn't end up with swine flu.
Sherry~ come on woman you can do it!!!
Joan~ Sorry you have gained your weight back, but you are still welcome here. I'm sitting at 156 right now and if it wasn't for the marathon and all the running I'm sure I would be a lot heavier. My kids are doing good, my boyz are in 1st grade....I can't believe it. My daughter is in 4th grade and been able to prove she can stay home alone for a short time here and there. No new tats.....with the daycare we have lost about 8 kids since last fall, so the hubby had to go get a job out of the house. Have you thought about doing lean cuisines or something.....I know they aren't the healthiest for you but they are pre-portioned and heat up quick. I eat to many of them since I don't want to eat the junk I make for the daycare kids but don't have the energy to cook 2 full meals.
I ran my full marathon last weekend. A PR was not in the cards for me. I was really strong thru the half but i had to stop to use the bathroom at mile 11 and then from mile 15 on I had horrible hip and leg pain. But I kept moving with one foot in front of the other and I finished. So now I'm officially in my off season and I can focus on losing the extra 15+ pounds I want/need to lose before training season starts in Jan. Starting next week I'm going to hit the gym 3 days per week and run 3 days per week. For running I'm going to focus on my speed, a sub 4 marathon would be awesome.
Good luck everyone with your goals, the support here is awesome.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Jul 28 2009
Brigitte~ it's like your counting down the days until your kids go back to school, LMAO. Mine don't go back until the end of Aug.....so wish it was sooner. I so agree we need the foodies anonymous....alcoholics stop drinking alcohol, but we can't stop eating food.
Sherry~ weekends are by far the hardest, I don't seem to over eat as much as I end up drinking a TON of alcohol. We all have our demons and we have to learn how to control them.
Sophie~ you are so right about the water, as I runner I need more then the avg person and most days I do not get enough. Last night I ended up haveing 24 oz before my run, 16 oz during my run and another 32 after my run and I still woke up dehydrated, granted it was a 9 mile run too.
I got my first gravel road run in for the year. I forgot how much I really like running gravel for mid distances (7-12 miles). I am able to tune out the world and not have to really focus on anything. Since the cross roads are every mile and there is 2 or less houses per mile stretch I can really mentally turn out (plus there is very little traffic). My ankle was a little sore when I woke up this morning I'm sure it's because the gravel was not level and the muscles had to work harder. This week I run 42 miles, which is just a few miles off of my peek (which I hit 3 times during this training). I'm feeling really good about my training, feel really strong. Now if I could just drop about 10 pounds I'd feel even better. That and if I'd make it to the gym....
|Motivation||140/130 club||Jul 24 2009
Sophie~ you must be very small boned. I'm 5' 7" and my goal is to be in the 140 range. Sounds like you have some good healthy habits. The hard part is food is our addiction and we can't just stop eating. You can do it, this is a great group of ladies that are very supportive.
I am so proud of myself. Last night we went to Golden Coral (hubby's choice), if you don't know what it is it's a huge all you can eat buffet. Well the first plate I had, I covered 2/3 of it with lettuce and healthy salad stuff and just a small scoop of pasta salad. My 2nd plate was grilled chicken (about 3-4oz), some spicy orange chicken (about 2.5oz), about 1/3 C of white rice, and a small serving (1/4 C) of fried okra. Then I just had a very small scoop of ice cream and tiny scoop of apple cobbler and a tiny lemon bar (they both fit on the small desert plate without touching). It's still a lot of food, but I did good about limiting myself and not going back for more. After eating we went to a movie and I just had a pop, no popcorn or treats at all. Today besides the 4 pieces of Twizzlers and the small chunk of carmel roll, lol, I have had a good food day. Tonight we drive down and get our kids. It's going to be a tough food weekend with a bridal shower, a graduation party and 10 hours of driving....I am going to do my best. One thing that will help is the 16 mile run I have tomorrow.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Jul 23 2009
Brigitte~WTG on that BBQ. You are so lucky getting a personal trainer for that cheap. At my gym the assessment is free and after that it costs an arm and a leg.
Sherry~ I love running in the rain...it's great the water keeps you from getting hot. Granted if you don't wear the right clothes it can be horrible. I have compression clothes I will wear during the rain, you need something tight otherwise it just feels heavy and you want to wear long sleeves because rain drops can hurt, lol. Invest in some good winter running gear....it makes all the difference in the world. Keep increasing your long runs and you will do great for your 1/2 in Nov.
I pretty much got my runs in this week. Monday I did my intervals and tho they were a little hard (as they should be) I was able to do them pretty close to on track. Yesterday it was hotter then I expected and even with bringing extra water I still ran out so I ended up walking some of my 8 mile run. This morning I did a 6 mile run instead of a 7 because of time. It will be interesting to see how I do on my long run Sat. We are going down to pick up our kids so I'll be running in an area that has a lot of hills on it. But it's pretty close to the some as the marathon I'm running in Oct, so it's good I'll be running down there at least once a month this summer. I haven't lost any weight yet....I think I need to stop drinking on the weekend, damn summer get togethers, LMAO. The hubby told me to get my ass to the gym more, guess that's being supportive.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Jul 20 2009
Brigitte~ good save with the blizzard....good thing you didn't like it, lol. I do have other kids to take care of 6:45a-5:45p but at least hubby and I get some quality time in the evening. The italian was really good, ended up having it again on Friday night.
Sherry~ you're right we all know what we SHOULD be doing and eating....it's the exacution we all seem to be having issues with. I know I just eat too much food...and lately drink too much alcohol.
Finally got my official time for the 5K, 27:55. Over the weekend I ran 13 miles and biked 13, would have biked more but I ended up with a flat tire. I had an extremely busy weekend, my eating was pretty good...the amount of alcohol on the other wasn't so good. But today is a new day and I don't have plans for going out this coming weekend. Four and a half more days without my kids, then we drive down to my mom's to spend the weekend and then starting next week it's back to normal summer. I will miss being able to go for bike rides/runs with the hubby. It was really nice Sat morning going for my run with the hubby riding along on his bike.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Jul 16 2009
hetsergirls~ welcome to the group. I'm the marathon runner in the group, a mother of 3 and a daycare provider. My best advice is to write up a schedule and make yourself follow it. It can be hard to do everything and as a mom we tend to put ourselves last. You have to schedule it in, either just what your daily goal is or actually write down the time you are going to do it. Last spring when I trained for my marathon I was setting my alarm clock for 4am (or earlier) so i could get my runs in. Nutritional note: personally I think the 100 calorie packs are a waste, they have no nurrition to them and they are only empty calories. I allow myself one "free" meal and snack a week that is a little higher calorie as long as the rest of the week I follow my food and training schedule.
Brigitte~ What good is life if you can't enjoy it ;) I will do my normal and ask for a to-go box before I even take a bite of food. That way I have only what I'm going to eat on my plate before I take the first delicious bite. I'm pretty lucky with my kids their favorite fast food place is Subway, though McD's salads have come a long way.
Last night I ran a 5k, and got another PR!!! Don't have an official time yet but I think I was done in 27:53 (that's what my Garmin says). I also ran my 6 miles this morning and we ran it a little faster then the past couple weeks, pretty good on less then 12 hours recovery time from the 5k. Tonight is dinner out, not sure what the hubby and I are doing tomorrow...I should really hit the gym and do weights and the elliptical or something.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Jul 15 2009
Brigette~ I'm addicted to the energy drinks too, I have limited myself to 1 at lunch every day. Hope you were able to keep with the subsitute last night. It's tough to stay active when you have a housefull of kids. I'm lucky this week and next my own kids are on vacation with grandma so I'm hoping to get a good workout schedule I can stick with down.
Sherry~ Remember to increase you mileage slowly and if you are truely sick then give yourbody a chance to recover before hitting it hard. Trust me it will take longer to recover if you are pushing yourself. I use runnerworld website for my running plans.
Last night the hubby and I went for a 24.75 mile bike ride. This morning I wanted to run 6 miles but my calf was really tight, so I cut it at 3 miles. I figure with the 5k I'm running tonight it's not worth pushing. Still trying to figure out what pace I should run my race tonight, kinda thinking just running it at my marathon pace (that I want to run) in Oct. or slightly faster. This week so far I have kept my calories in check, even with eating out last night. We stopped by a pita shop in town I had a chicken breast with wheat pita and a ton of veggies. I even stopped myself and only ate 1/2 the bag of chips. Tomorrow will be a chalenge, a group of us runners are getting together at an Italian restuarant that has free bread....it will be a chalenge.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Jul 13 2009
Brigitte~ you will always fit in this group no matter how much you weigh. It is so unfair how quickly the weight goes on and how hard it comes off.
Sherry~ WTG on your time, always feels good to beat a goal time for a race.
I've been pretty ticked off at myself. I rolled my ankle a couple weeks back while running and sprained it really good. So after a week of pitty for myself, and then another week of taking things slow I'm hoping to get back on track for running this week *fingers crossed.* I ran 18 miles last week and that went pretty well but the 7 mile run I did Sat really left my ankle sore. This week I have a 17 mile run planned for Saturday and I don't know if I can do it. I'm sitting 12 weeks out from my fall marathon so it's crunch time, I have 9 weeks to get comfortable with my pace and feel confident I can run 26.2 miles at a 9:39 pace. I need to start lossing weight again too, I've creeped back up to 155. That's not good.....for the next 2 weeks my kids are on vacation and the hubby and I are going to ride our bikes everywhere we can. I think it's going to take a lot of cardio to burn all this fat off, just running 30 miles a week isn't going to cut it. So back to square one, counting calories and tracking everything. And I mean EVERYTHING!!!!
|Motivation||140/130 club||May 29 2009
Sherry~ we can do this, hope your hair turned out just how you wanted and you got that gym/walking in.
Ugh, I can tell it's getting to be summer, boy is it getting busy!!!! I really need to start doing my full training plan, I haven't even gotten all my runs in this week, no gym, no biking this week. Won't make it up to the gym tonight cause it's my boyz sleep over party, not gonna leave my hubby alone with up to 12 kindergarten boyz. Going to run 9 miles tomorrow, I will get back on track next week, while getting ready for our garager sale on June 13....it's going to be a long summer. This weekend will be sorting, pricing and bringing stuff out of the basement....so I'll burn a lot of calories.
|Motivation||140/130 club||May 20 2009
Sherry~ awesome that you are helping Summer to make better food choices and that she is wanting to eat the healthier foods. What I have been told about running is to be as eficient as you can, don't make bigger steps then needed, keep arms at a 90* angle ans swing them at your side, not across your chest. When it comes to long distance running you don't want to expell any more energy then what is needed. Probably more info then you were looking for, lol.
My eating has been ok, with feeling crappy I havde allowed myself treats to help pick up my mood. But yesterday during my run my stomach felt really cruddy so I know I need to watch my food choices closer and make better decisions. This week my plan is to get all four runs in, then next week I'll add in biking and strength training in. This training season I'm going to try running 4 days a week, cross train (bike) two days a week and strength train three days a week and see how I feel.
Hope everyone is surviving the warmer weather, it's 10am and already 75*, around here avg high is 70*, down around Minneapolis/St. Paul it was in the mid 90's....it might be a hot summer.