7 Day Motivational Thread 3/25/13

Old 03-28-2013, 12:37 AM
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Do you reach a plateau very often staying on 1200 calories? If so, how do you break it?
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:38 AM
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Sissy, I just went through my first plateau (?at least a month) and all I did was hold steady and wait it out. That worked for me. I am generally around 1200 cals.

I know that it depends on the person though. Some need to shake up their diet or exercise.

Well got another walk in today. Adjusted my stride on the pedometer and that was definitely the problem. It didn't matter much when I was wading through snow in my winter boots but now that I am in sneakers and on tar my stride is way longer than the default setting. 1.6k again today. Where are you Darlene?

This is the first time ever that I have done small bouts of exercise like this. I am pleasantly surprised at how it adds up.

Oh the struggles with Tim's, such a rut we can get into. I too only get coffee there. It is a temptation though, especially that Drive Thru tv
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This is the first time ever that I have done small bouts of exercise like this. I am pleasantly surprised at how it adds up.
IMO exercising, especially a walk is good for you mentally... almost as good as a motorcycle ride. Seriously, do you find that a walk actually relaxes you (mentally) and relieves stress? I sure do, lifting weights is also an awesome stress reliever. If I feel like I'm ready to rip someones head off, I lift heavier than normal and I leave feeling satisfied.
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So it looks like everyone comes back on and posts updates on how the goals are going. So here is mine:

Track food - yes, yes, yes
Keep within desired calorie range - yes, a little too high, yes
Get back on track! - yes, so far....
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by captainelle View Post
So it looks like everyone comes back on and posts updates on how the goals are going. So here is mine:

Track food - yes, yes, yes
Keep within desired calorie range - yes, a little too high, yes
Get back on track! - yes, so far....
yep, you've got the hang of it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
IMO exercising, especially a walk is good for you mentally... almost as good as a motorcycle ride. Seriously, do you find that a walk actually relaxes you (mentally) and relieves stress? I sure do, lifting weights is also an awesome stress reliever. If I feel like I'm ready to rip someones head off, I lift heavier than normal and I leave feeling satisfied.
All true. Exercising relieves stress, motor cycle driving relieves stress. I find weights the best too, I had to learn to do cardio because I definitely prefer weights. But I always had to have about 2 hours to go to the gym, do weights, shower etc so if I didn't have time I didn't do it. No I am learning to catch 1 15 min walk if that's all the time I have and it does add up and I do feel refreshed

When my husband had his accident I went for a long walk the next day while he was in surgery and it helped a lot with the stress of the day before.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:36 PM
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  • Calories < 1200 (M-Th): 1148, 1408, 1381
  • Cholesterol < 200mg: 46, 258, 63
  • Vegetables > 3 / day: 1, 4, 1
  • Workout > 120 min/wk: 30, 30, 55,
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:21 PM
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Monday 3/11/13 - 197.4
Monday 3/18/13 - 188.8

Stating this Monday at 184.0, Tues 189.2, Wed 186.2, Thurs 184.0
1) Lose 3 pounds +5.2, -3, -2.0 (-0 net)
2) 100+ ounces of water per day close, yes, yes
3) post daily yes, yes, yes
4) take all vitamins daily no, yes, yes

I didn't get a new scale yet but according to it, I'm back where I was before my cheat day.
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I was finally able to get some satisfaction out of my cheat day. If you like girl scout cookies (tagalongs), the following is your food porn (in white)

ingredients:
ritz crackers
peanut butter
chocolate chips

here's what you do:
lay out some parchment or wax paper, make pb sammiches with the ritz crackers, then set aside. With a double boiler (I think it's called) melt the choco chips, stiring constantly! Put the pb sammiches in the melted chocolate, flip it over so that the entire thing is covered and place on paper. DON'T LEAVE IT TOO LONG IN THE HOT CHOCOLATE BECAUSE THE PB WILL START TO OOZE OUT. Put in fridge until the chocolate gets hard then enjoy. It couldn't be easier!

BTW, I do support the girl scouts, we ordered a dozen boxes but they haven't brought them to us... which is a blessing.
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Morning everyone.

Well so far so good this week. Losing all the crappy bloat/water weight so down almost 5 pounds. Of course this won't continue this way but my pants fit better so that's a plus. Have to go run outside since its finally not snowing, 40 mph minds or icy. This winter here has been so crappy that the only running I have really done is on a treadmill and I hate doing that.

Hope everyone can finish the week strong and continue to stick with your goals! Happy almost Friday!
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