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Hey all. I dreaded the weekly weigh-in this morning. I knew I was horrible last week with my meals. My exercise was fine but I ate out about 5 times. My goal has/is to only go out when asked with friends to thus reduce my expenses and waistline. But I did lose 1.2 pounds for the week. Last week I had gained nearly 1.5 pounds. So I am back under 210 at an even 209.<br><br>
My goals for this week are:<br><br>
weight 207.5 next Monday<br>
no meals or food at all after 7pm<br>
drink more water at home- even cut down on the diet drinks<br>
walk about 45 minutes on my non running days to burn a few more calories<br>
have a positive self image and reject negative thoughts<br><b>be consistant!</b><br><br>
I also am going to set medium and long range goals about my weight. Sort of inspired a bit by Nettie's signature line.<br><br>
Have a great day and week of fitness and diet all!
 

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149 this morning, so back below 150 thankfully. I've been trying to eat more fruits and veggies (for example, we were lazy and ordered pizza last night, but I ordered a salad to go with AND skipped extra cheese in order to have a veggie topping instead). And I ate one less slice of 'za because of the salad, so that's good too.
 

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The scale finally yielded a little towards the end of last week, after staying at the same number for .. well... a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
So far, (From the start of this thing), I'm down 23.5 lbs. 29 was the realistic goal, and 39 was the "dream" goal - though that's probably not a true/fair number to shoot for.<br><br>
I'm finding it increasingly difficult to lose at this point, as I seem to have hit a point where, without more cardio, I just may not drop much more. I'm hoping the bike trainer I picked up this weekend, might help with that, as I can easily see me at least free spinning for an hour or two, catching up on DVD episodes of Stargate SG1! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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down 2.<br><br>
mostly by accident. i think i was 'inflated' last monday.<br><br>
i'm up 8 overall, though.<br><br>
so, back to basics for me. food log. exercise. and using that chart thingamabob to help with it.
 

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All I know is I am hungry. I need to eat more at breakfast I think. It's an hour until lunch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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Map, Theia, Starting, Ailarie, HH - congrats on the loss.<br><br>
I stayed the same at 137. Ugh. Not happy about that but I understand it. I think I might have to strive to just maintain until after Christmas, because people keep bring me cookies. I feel bad refusing things that people took the time to make for me, so I take them and end up eating a few. I however have not had any candy for more then a week. I have peanutbutter M&M's in my drawer at work but I have managed to resist.<br><br>
My goals for this week<br>
More water - I am still struggling with this.<br>
Track food better - lately it has been hard to find the time to track everything.<br>
Walk at least a mile on my non-running days starting today.
 

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Hey all,<br><br>
I haven't been posting here because I was frustrated with weight loss attempts and was seeing nothing but the results of bad habits. I got a nice kick in the pants when I weighed myself last Sunday...let's just say it was a number I don't like at all. That and ALL my pants, including the biggest ones, were too tight.<br><br>
So I'm on week two of a super kick-in-the-pants - I spent last Sunday making a ton of food that I then portioned and froze. So I've been eating dinner at home every night, not giving myself the chance to overeat. And sticking to salad and soup at the cafeteria at work.<br><br>
It's working so far, 5 pounds down over 7 days. That's probably a lot of Thanksgiving weight that I hadn't had for long, so I'm not too surprised by the large ## drop.<br><br>
And I'm also planning on allowing myself holiday leeway; I'm about to start the most intense six weeks of the projects we do at work - there are a lot of late nights, early morning donut temptations and candy up the yingyang while we're working. So I'm not too confident that I can withstand the stress and stay on track with the diet. Though maybe if I can control my breakfast and dinner at home the way I have been, the overall impact of snacking at work will be less.<br><br>
So, there's my story for the moment. I find the thread inspiring, now that I'm in a place mentally to commit to something...there are good thoughts and good lessons learned shared here - thanks everyone!<br><br>
I'll keep you posted...
 

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Theia,<br><br>
No weight lifting as of yet. My goal is that once I hit that 29 lb mark, I will consider it. As goofy as it sounds, right now, I just don't want to do anything to put weight back on me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I am thinking about concentrating on cardio for the month of December. This weekend is Xmas cookie baking, and DS#2 and I always manage to eat some dough, frosting, and then of course you have to try the cookie once it is baked. I gave away the bigger pants so I can't go up.
 

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Keep fighting <b>Norah</b> you will see the victory.<br><br>
I did some reading online yesterday about how much water to drink. Turns out I was very lacking. I thought I was doing ok but after doing the math I really was only drinking about 40 to 50 oz at work. I thought I was drinking more. Also the 8-8oz rule was written 70 years ago and does not take sex, physical activity or weight into consideration! For me and my body I have read that I need anywhere from 80 oz to 140 oz! I decided to go for the happy medium of 100 oz. I found it interesting when I read that if you don't drink the minimum amount that your body STORES water as it thinks it's in "crisis mode". Therefore the more you drink the less you retain and it also will help in various ways such as weight loss, aiding in digestion, etc.<br><br>
So this week I start to get my water intake in line. Have a great day all.
 

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Congratulations <b>Nettie, Norah and Ailarie</b>! And Ailarie ...don't be afraid of the weights! The muscle will burn more calories when you're doing nothing --- it's a beautiful thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
As for me, I had a great conversation with my massage therapist last evening. She was telling me about the food journal her trainer is having her keep and also grading her on, based on the content. While I've started up my own journal again, I don't have anyone to review it and/or grade me on my progress or lack thereof. Sooo, long story short, I'm thinking of finding a nutritionist or trainer that I can work with to first check my body fat % (this is more important to me than the # on the scale) and two, to grade me on my progress and help along the way. Plan is in motion ...stay tuned for more.
 

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Ailarie, what Maria said. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Lean muscle requires more calories to exist. The more lean muscle you have in your body, the more calories you burn -- even at rest. Higher metabolism = more calories burned = happy Ailarie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Ditto here, <b>Ailarie</b>...when I first started losing (from 245), I decided to try weights and dropped 8 lbs in a month just by adding strength training 2x a week, no change to cardio. Hers Muscle and Fitness magazine has some really great women-focused articles and exercises if you're looking for a place to start...<br><br>
I'm down 1.5 pounds, probably due to the sprint workouts I did twice last week. But I ate like garbage so this week I'm with <b>Maples</b> and <b>Dakinia</b> on focusing on water this week, and borrow <b>Noni's</b> plan of cooking for the week..great idea.
 

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Hope you all don't mind if I chime in....<br><br>
I'm currently (actually, it seems always) struggling with my weight - lost a bunch on WW, gained about 10 when I trained for my first marathon last year and haven't managed to drop any of it at all. I keep a food journal, see a nutritionist, and run an avg of 40 mpw (peak marathon training it was 60). Mostly I struggle with feeling like it's not fair <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
So, here I am at just under 5 feet tall and pre Philly taper weighing about 132. Right now I'm up to about 136 (as of last Friday).<br><br>
But, I keep going - I figure if I am working this hard and getting nowhere, imagine where I'd be if I gave up the fight?
 

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<b>Diva</b>, is it muscle weight? Or at least some of it? How do your clothes fit? For me, that's a much better indicator than just a number on a scale.<br><br>
Granted, I'm still concerned about the number on the scale, but like Maria I'm <i>more</i> concerned with body composition, fit of clothes, how I feel, etc.
 

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I have no idea how I did this week because I was drinking a strawberry dacquiri in vegas when I usually go to WW to WI. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
All I know is that all my pants are too big. I have to get new jeans.
 

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sounds good to me on both counts. Shopping!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 
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