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Old 07-09-2010, 02:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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That's great, Iceland! The small successes are what keeps us motivated. Yeah!

Ladies, come on and check in with the good, bad, and ugly. We can all learn from one another.
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Starting weight: 140 lbs. 6/28/10
Pounds lost: 4
Current weight: 136
Goal weight: 115
Goal date: 12/01/10
Height: 5'1"
Gained weight for unknown reason then pregnant, but lost baby. New stats below:[/b]

Starting weight: 153 (can't remember date, but sometime in early June. Down to 145 very shortly after.
Weight as of October 6, 2011: 136
Mini-Goal: 125
Goal date: 12/01/11
Ultimate goal: 115 by 3/01/12
[b]I need to drink more water!
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:33 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Default really have to bump up this thread!

25Less,

Dang girl! 2 miles of Interval Training??? That's hard core. How long are your sprints, and... how many cycles do you do?

My weight has been fluctuating over the last week as well -- still below 160, but we'll see how it goes on Thursday. My modified Atkin's has been working well for me so far, but I might have to switch things up soon. I'm officially off the Induction period on the 14th (so far 12.5lbs & a size 8 in my board shorts), and I've decided that my celebration will be the Sashimi Delux and a glass of Pinot Grigio at my fav sushi bar.

Also, I'm adding a structured weights and interval training program (3x/week, 45-50mins long) and swimming on my off days.

Here's some good sites that I posted on the Exercise forum (thanks to the members that pointed them out to me):

1. (not a site, but a good program) Turbulence Training
2. Stumptuous.com
3. Bodybuilding.com (especially the before and after pics under the transformation section: Bodybuilding.com Writer: Female Transformation Of The Week - How Much Have You Changed?)
4. Elitefts.com
5. Figure Athlete - Women's Figure Athletes

I hope everyone is keeping up the good work!

Until Thursday!
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The 2-mile interval training thing isn't too big a deal, since I'm only speedwalking and not running. I warm up on the treadmill for 2.5 minutes then start with 3.5 MPH "sprints" for 3 minutes. Then I go back down to 3 MPH for 3 minutes. My sprints go up to 4 MPH and I hold each of them for 3 minutes. I have a TV in my gym, so I don't get too bored while working out, and most days, my 10-year-old daughter is my training buddy. She either rides the recumbent bike next to me or sits on the floor and watches Disney channel or the Travel channel.

I have horrible shin splints and nothing has seemed to help, so I haven't been able to get back to my old running speed. I trained for (and ran) a 10K last spring, but the shin splints were an issue the entire training period and during the race. I bought great running shoes and some orthotics, and the running specialist that I saw gave me some tips on shin exercises and icing the muscles, but nothing helped. I finished the 10K sucessfully only by walking after my shins hurt, then when I was feeling comfortable again, I'd pick up the speed and continued that routine throughout the race.

This week, I plan to try to get my sprints up to 4.5 MPH and see how my shins feel. I might need to go back to the running specialist for help, because I miss the old days when I was able to run until I was out of breath. LOL!

My eating habits got a bit off-track in the past couple of days, but the scale is still being good to me. I had a couple of sweet treats on Saturday (but didn't go over my calorie count for the day) and on Sunday, I drank most of a 32 oz. Icee and ate some Panda Express. We were at an amusement park and stayed beyond dinner time, so we had to eat what we could find. I didn't go over my calorie count, but still felt like I was off the wagon. I'm not gonna be down on myself though. I'm just going to ensure that I don't have an off-the-wagon day for at least one week. I allow myself to have a treat periodically; it makes this lifestyle change thing much easier!

Best wishes this week!
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Starting weight: 140 lbs. 6/28/10
Pounds lost: 4
Current weight: 136
Goal weight: 115
Goal date: 12/01/10
Height: 5'1"
Gained weight for unknown reason then pregnant, but lost baby. New stats below:[/b]

Starting weight: 153 (can't remember date, but sometime in early June. Down to 145 very shortly after.
Weight as of October 6, 2011: 136
Mini-Goal: 125
Goal date: 12/01/11
Ultimate goal: 115 by 3/01/12
[b]I need to drink more water!
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:05 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Default Come on, everybody.. (--"Lost")

We're all looking to lose about the same amount of weight, (i.e. 15-25), so how's everyone's weight loss going so far?? Come on, don't be shy! The more people post, the more motivation and encouragement we all get.

I'm actually looking for a permanent thread, you know? I was in the 30lb club, and then I considered going into the 10-20lb club, and then into the 5-15lb club (respective to the amount I lost and want to lose).

Personally, I had to revise my goals. I was concentrating on attaining specific sizes (and or weight), but now I'll be concentrating more on body fat loss. (Don't get me wrong, size and weight still have their place as general indicators.) Sooo, I'm focusing more on weightlifting and I think I might stall out at around 150lbs while my muscle mass increases (and body fat decreases).

My weightloss rate has already started to slow down (169 --> 161.5 wk1, and 161.5 --> 157 wk2, on Atkin's Induction). I'm expecting modest losses from here on out (1-3lbs/week). Needless to say, we all need motivation and encouragement.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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25Less,

OOh, I hate shin splints!!! Have you had an x-ray done? You could actually have stress fractures that won't heal unless you give them time. It's nice that you have a gym buddy though. I don't. But then again, it could be my fault. I'm the type that puts on my IPod in the women's locker room and doesn't take it off until I finish. I'll need at least a spotter sometime in the near future, so I'll have to suffer without my playlists. hahaha.

Okay, I have a story of the day (actually yesterday). So, I'm upstairs at my gym doing mat work, when this pervvy old dude decided he was going to start doing bicep curls in front of me. Not facing me, but facing the mirror. Any way, he puts down the weights and turns to watch me. Mind you, I'm on my back at this point with my legs up in the air and he's staring down my shorts!!! Uggh, seriously? I was in the middle of a abs superset and I wasn't about to stop the intensity of my workout just because of him. So, I shot him a dirty look and he walked away. He was staring for at least a minute!! It made my skin crawl. I hate feeling that way, especially in a gym.

Until Thursday!
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:15 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I have looked around for a "permanent" thread as well. We need to keep this one active, so that we can share our successes and provide motivation for one another. Since we're all looking to lose about the same amount of weight, we can create a new thread and name it "15-25 Club" or "Thursday Check-in" or something else.

I'm on FitDay pretty much every day. I need to stay motivated, so reading what others have to say is a big help!

I just finished my workout, but I cut it short. I did the 2 miles on the treadmill, but I didn't do my strength training tonight. I feel sick, so I need to save what little energy I have for my shower.

I hadn't thought about getting an x-ray. That's why this site is great! I've been dealing with this issue for about 2 years now, so I just may have stress fractures. Thanks for the advice!

Eww at the pervy guy at the gym. Disgusting!

My weight changes so much throughout the day it's frustrating, but it's always a "nice" number first thing in the morning! I weighed myself before my workout tonight and the saw that I'd maintained my "early morning" weight. Yeah! Let's see how it goes. I do expect that the scale won't move much at first, since I'm doing strength training 3x/week and some of my fat will convert to muscle, so I'll stay positive (for now). In theory, the added muscle will help to burn fat at a faster pace.

I'll check in tomorrow morning. I'm wiped out now! LOL! Best wishes!!!
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Starting weight: 140 lbs. 6/28/10
Pounds lost: 4
Current weight: 136
Goal weight: 115
Goal date: 12/01/10
Height: 5'1"
Gained weight for unknown reason then pregnant, but lost baby. New stats below:[/b]

Starting weight: 153 (can't remember date, but sometime in early June. Down to 145 very shortly after.
Weight as of October 6, 2011: 136
Mini-Goal: 125
Goal date: 12/01/11
Ultimate goal: 115 by 3/01/12
[b]I need to drink more water!
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:37 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Girls.. I am on the slow start myself but I am trying to be as active as I can be. I have lost 1 pound so far so I am 150 pounds. I am struggling with my eating habits.. so i really need to start by one healthy meal at a time. What do you all usually have for dinner? I am trying to avoid high card foods for my dinner.. How is everyone else doing?

Start weight- 151 pounds
Current weight- 150 pounds
Goal weight- 130 pounds
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #28 (permalink)
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LOL. I'm a fitday junkie! I'm also on everyday (sometimes 2x a day) in order to properly log my foods.

Today, I'm holding steady at 156.5 (5 days now...). So my weight loss this week was 2lbs. (I plugged my progress into a spreadsheet and did a logarithmic trend analysis on my stats, and it predicts that I'll break 155 by the end of this week.) It could also be a number of things though (e.g. incorporating weights 3x/week, TOM, too much sodium). However, I did manage to lose a total of 3.11" (in chest, waist, bicep, hips, thigh, and calf) and I gained .62" (in neck and forearm). Not much to sneeze at, but I know my body composition is slowly changing. Also, I fit in at least one pair of size 8 shorts. I think it's time to start taking progress pics.

@myrasalman - So, you lost one pound - congrats! I'm sure it was a hard pound. Keep it up, and measure yourself! You'll see progress there. I vary my dinners, so it's hard to say. A good idea is to go to Walmart and buy one of those sectioned plastic food containers (with three sections). These containers section out at about 60%, 20%, and 20%. Fill the biggest section with leafy greens (or other fibrous veggies), and put your proteins and carbs into the other sections. You can put about 4-5oz of protein into the 20% section. This helps with portion control, and helps you get a visual on how you should divide your food onto your normal plates.

@25Less - You would not believe the number of people who ended up with stress fractures after going through basic training! And about half of them you would consider as healthy and fit people. Since they were probably running on horrible shinsplints and sucking up the pain, they ended up doing a good amount of damage to their shins (they had to stay off them for about 3-6 months). Good news is, is that stress fractures do heal if you give them a chance. For the mean time, you could switch up your treadmill interval training with elliptical intervals (non weight bearing) or the bike (although that depends on the type of bike and how you pedal). I use the bike for my intervals and I also swim.

Okay ladies, interesting to note, we are not only trying to lose about the same amount of weight, we are also around the same starting weight! I wonder if we're about the same body fat % or height. (Which would be excellent at motivating each other!) I'm at about 25-27%bf, and I'm 5'4.5". We could keep this thread as weightloss buddy, or change the name. I'm indifferent as long as we keep it up.

Should we start adding mini-challenges to our thread? Say, aim for two pounds this week, or workout 5x this week?
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:27 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Talking 7/15 Check-in

I've been doing well with the workout and food choices, but I do sneak a "bad" snack every now and then as long as it doesn't take me over my daily calorie count and isn't too fatty.

I'm down to 137. Yeah! I expect to lose only 1 lb/week and so far so good. If I can figure out how to lose 2 lbs/week, I'd be soooooo happy. Any faster weight loss probably won't hold, so I'm good with this slow and steady pace. It allows me to still eat anything I want as long as I work out regulary.

I'd love to do some kind of challenge with the group. It will help to keep me accountable. Let's do it! Or maybe we can make up our own personal challenge and try to stick to it...no cheating, or else we'll have to fess up to the group. LOL!

I can eat pretty much anything throughout the day, but I have some favorites: veggie wrap, grilled cheese sandwich, beans, fruit, oatmeal, popcorn, and salad. I vary what I eat depending on my mood. For instance, today, I had grilled cheese for breakfast. LOL! I had a veggie wrap for lunch and will probably eat 1 cup of shredded wheat (no milk) and some fruit for dinner. Switching up what I eat makes me want to keep doing this. If I ate exactly the same thing, I'd bore quickly and just fall back into my bad habits.

Great job, losers! I say that with love. LOL!
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Starting weight: 140 lbs. 6/28/10
Pounds lost: 4
Current weight: 136
Goal weight: 115
Goal date: 12/01/10
Height: 5'1"
Gained weight for unknown reason then pregnant, but lost baby. New stats below:[/b]

Starting weight: 153 (can't remember date, but sometime in early June. Down to 145 very shortly after.
Weight as of October 6, 2011: 136
Mini-Goal: 125
Goal date: 12/01/11
Ultimate goal: 115 by 3/01/12
[b]I need to drink more water!
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:37 PM   #30 (permalink)
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This morning, I saw a sequence of numbers on the scale that I haven't seen in weeks!!! They were 1....3....6 in that order. Yeah! I'm sure it'll fluctuate between 136 and 137 for a few days, but I LOVE what I saw on the scale today and will rejoice in that!
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Starting weight: 140 lbs. 6/28/10
Pounds lost: 4
Current weight: 136
Goal weight: 115
Goal date: 12/01/10
Height: 5'1"
Gained weight for unknown reason then pregnant, but lost baby. New stats below:[/b]

Starting weight: 153 (can't remember date, but sometime in early June. Down to 145 very shortly after.
Weight as of October 6, 2011: 136
Mini-Goal: 125
Goal date: 12/01/11
Ultimate goal: 115 by 3/01/12
[b]I need to drink more water!
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