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post #61 of 543 Old 03-20-2013, 10:25 AM
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Nbeventer - Get well soon! Drink lots of fluids and eat your chicken soup, hope you feel well soon.

Today is my down day with calories "juddd'ing" 500cals
Totals 2 protein shakes and aprox 1c. Quinoa cooked w/turkey bacon and spinach for dinner.
Cant forget to drink lots of water
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post #62 of 543 Old 03-21-2013, 09:40 AM
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NBE, I hate to hear that you're not feeling well. Get plenty of rest, and get to feeling better. I hope you feel better soon.
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post #63 of 543 Old 03-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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Thanks girls

I still keep coughing but i've had enough of being knocked on my behind. I am going to the gym today at lunch and I am going to ride my pony for the first time in almost 2 weeks tonight after work. Enough of sitting around!

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post #64 of 543 Old 03-21-2013, 10:05 AM
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Hope you guys don't mind me stepping in here a bit late, but I just noticed this thread!

My name is Jessie and I'm currently at 238 lbs. At one point in my life I was close to 280 and got that down to 195. Some how I've let myself climb back up the last couple years and it needs to stop.

Currently I'm not counting calories - that has never worked for me. But I am adjusting my diet - no sodas, limiting wheat/glutton (not fully cut it out - I let myself have a "bad" day about once every 2 weeks which is about perfect to keep me from feeling deprived and while I enjoy my bad day I don't binge on it either), more lean proteins, more veggies, some fruits, etc. Just overall trying to make healthier choices.

I am trying to chew my food slowly and stop when I'm full (a concept from Mckenna - I can make you thin that had worked great for me at one point) but I'm really having a problem with the eating slow. It seems like I get distracted and next thing I know my plate is cleaned. So its something I really need to work on.

As for exercise - I have working with my horses, working on the new property (grass seed out, new fencing, etc), I'm also doing the Nintendo wii Fit Plus - mostly focus on yoga, strength exercises and some cardio, and just recently have added in Jillian's 30 day shred.

Just in the last couple months I went from 244 to 238, but I seem to be stuck. I guess I should be happy I'm no longer increasing! On the other hand the inches around my belly keep decreasing despite what the scale says - so I guess that is good, but I would love to see the pounds go - I've got plenty to get rid of!

My current goal is to get under 200 and then I will set a new goal from there.
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post #65 of 543 Old 03-21-2013, 10:14 AM
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Cat, welcome to the thread. Get a measuring tape, and take your measurement. The tape measure is much more truthful than the scale. Keep up the good work.
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post #66 of 543 Old 03-21-2013, 12:17 PM
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Yes, use the tape maesure & notice how your clothes are fitting,also. It can be discouraging that the weight isn't going down, but not gaining is a big deal also!
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post #67 of 543 Old 03-22-2013, 12:07 PM
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I am so hungry, right now!! and angry at myself.
I have to start something.

I was cleaning the basement going through stuff for Good Will.
I came across a box labeled jeans... I should not have opened it.

Size 16 down to... get this... Levis size 8 long.
I can't even get a size 8 in one leg.
I don't know weather to keep that pair for (unrealistic) motivation, or burn them for some satisfaction.

I am 52, 5' 9" and weigh *(gag me) 189 pounds, there I said it.
No denial any more. Well except for the fact that I am really 190 and it sounds better saying 189

I am even a member of Weight Watchers and have a membership at a gym, and I don't go to either one. $60 a month wasted. I think if I pay for them both then miraculously I will loose weight, maybe through osmosis.

My plan, I guess I have to go back to WW. I know it does work, if you follow it. If it ever gets warm do some more walking, dust off the bike and bike to work.

I need to do this for me and my horse, I promised him. I bought my new carriage, weighing in at 450 pounds, plus me at 189, plus my navigator/groom at 250, that is 889 pounds, I will not ask him to pull that much weight on a marathon. I need to get to 150, and I told my navigator she needs to too.

So I am joining this mission with you all.

I love hearing about all the plans you are implementing.
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post #68 of 543 Old 03-22-2013, 12:21 PM
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5'9" at 189 is not bad at all!! I'm 5'2 and started at that

I've had 3 real good work outs this week, plus had an amazing lesson last night. We did an hour of 2 point trot doing grid work cavalletties asking the horse to stay in trot through the entire grid. So my abs and legs got a heck of a workout last night.

I'm dodging the scale until Monday. Hoping I am another 5 down!

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post #69 of 543 Old 03-22-2013, 12:32 PM
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I took classes to become a certified personal trainer, passed the test and needed to do 40 hours of internship as a PT. I didn't even try to get an internship, no one that hires a PT, wants a PT that is bigger than them, or more out of shape than them, so I dropped it.

Maybe I will see if I can pick that up again, maybe specialize in folks over 50.

I also tape ever episode of the biggest looser, to try and get motivation.
That girl that just won, she was amazing!
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post #70 of 543 Old 03-22-2013, 12:38 PM
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If you passed to be a PT then you obviously were not in that bad of shape! As a PT you should know its not about the number on the scale. What matters is inches. Even inches are not the best way to follow weight loss. Some people are just not built to wear a size zero. My Mom is a perfect example. She is solid and pure muscle. She is a size 8 and gets hung up thinking she is fat because she isn't a toothpick.

At the end of the day what matters is how you feel.

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