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Old 08-28-2011, 02:00 PM
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I need to correct my #'s for yesterday. I ended on getting back up and eating. I should have known it was coming b/c I was too deficient.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 View Post
I should have known it was coming b/c I was too deficient.
Bites. Me. Every. Time.

Take a few minutes and think about a good target to hit today without being deficient but without going over. Planning really does help immensely, as you know. You can do it; finish strong!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:08 PM
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Cassie. Another loss, excellent, it must be satisfying to see that you're not going to let a dip get the better of you.

Quinn. I cannot imagine taking all my fat clothes and giving them away, ( when the time comes that is), I would be so - but what if...... Now I think you have done the right thing, we should be optimistic and we shouldn't keep "comfortable" clothes, way too easy to slip them back on. No if we realise that we have to go out shopping again for a bigger size that will be our wake up call

Mike. No matter what the scale settles at on Monday, you will still have done a great job this month.

Mern and others, I ran a cardiac rehab class for some time and some of the patients would ask me why they had suffered a coronary as they had ate healthy, and exercised.
Mostly these patients had chosen a healthier lifestyle because they had parents who had heart conditions. I used the accounting analogy, you have credits and debits and if on the hereditary side there is a debit you can cancel this out with healthy diet and exercise as your credits. I also pointed out that in most of their cases the parents had either died at a young age or were incapacitated and that they were still alive and able to get back to pretty much normal and most of them were way past the age when it had affected their relative, so they certainly had been doing the right things.

Rose. Glad to hear you've found your groove thing, hope you had a great weekend.
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Rose, you and I both had a bad Monday! Tomorrow will be my next cheat but I'll try to keep it under control.

Cassie, you're right. I need to plan ahead. I may just end up logging my late night stuff under today when I get on my computer. I have one thing going against me, I was asked to make my lasagna that would make anyone want to slap their mama. It'll have enough cheese to clog anyones pipes and enough ground meat and Italian sausage to clog arteries.

Lizzie, thanks for the vote of confidence! I hope you have a great week.
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Lasagna tonight? Be right down .
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It may be for a late lunch or early dinner b/c the sauce has already been cooking for almost 2 hours, you better hurry up.
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This morning I got up bright and early and went to a 9:30 AM appointment with a trainer at the gym. She gave me a routine that is pretty killer! I don't know how I am going to get through the whole thing several times a week and I am already a little sore but I know that I can build up to it. After a 1-hour &15-min training session I went to another spin class! I certainly burned my fair share of calories today! I had to nap in the afternoon though. Two big workouts in one day winded me or as they say here in the UK, I was knackered. But the important thing is that I made it through a whole weekend staying perfectly clean and on track. My week started off dismally but I finished strong. Yes.

MY GOALS:

1. Eat between 1100-1400 calories per day. YES 1322/ YES 1370/YES 1397/YES 1378/YES 1107/YES 1143
2. Exercise 6 times. 3 spin classes + 2 runs + 1 workout with trainer = 6X
3. Take my vitamins. YES/YES/YES/YES/YES/YES
4. Drink 1.5-2 litres of water per day. YES/YES/YES/YES/YES/YES
5. Journal before I eat anything not on my plan. (Thanks Cassie I stole this from you.) Haven't had to yet!
6. Achieve a 7000 calorie deficit for the week! T-1244/W-827/TH-1266/F 836/S 1688/S 1664 total:7525!

Cassie, you dropped a pound! Awesome job! You are going to lick those next 3.5 pounds before you know it. I love the C25K program as you know so I highly encourage you to get back into it! It's such an amazing feeling. I love running and now I love spin class. They really are my two favourite fitness activities because I feel so powerful when I do them. I really feel like I could do anything! I wish the feeling would last all day but then I'd probably be completely intolerable like Donald Trump or something.

Like you Cassie, I too wish that we all knew each other in person. I can only imagine how much we would laugh together. I picture us all on our cheat day, at a long table in a Mexican restaurant toasting our giant fruity margaritas and causing a major ruckus. At the end of the meal Mike would whip out his rum cake and we'd all scream!

Mike, your lasagna "makes anyone want to slap there mama?" AND you put sausage in your lasagna? Whoa. I'm Italian and that just freaks me out. But no matter where the scale ends up tomorrow, I still think you did an amazing job this month and you will have blasted away a great number of pounds. WTG! So my gym is open tomorrow despite the holiday, therefore I will be going after work to weigh in. No matter what that damn scale says, I feel so much better this weekend than I did last weekend. My clothes are a little looser and my mental state is much improved.

Lizzie, thanks! I hope you are having a good weekend in pretty Ireland.

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Cassie, good job on the scale going south!

Rose, congrats to you too on the looser clothes.
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I have a pain in the ass again today. Yesterday I did deadlifts and I think that's the reason. I only did 55#'s and I made sure to bend at the knees. I thought for sure that was light enough b/c before the injury I was doing 295# stiff leg deadlifts. I'm thinking that I won't be able to do these at all now. I know someone that had the same back issue and had surgery last week. It was a 7 hr surgery but he said if he knew then what he knows know, he would have skipped the epidurals and went straight to surgery. I'm sure it's still too early to see if he's better off now but if he can go back to a normal life, I think I may actually consider it. I just don't want to spend the rest of my life having to worry about my back. I miss being able to lift like I use to.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:17 AM
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Rose, your goals for the week look AMAZING. My hat is off to you, seriously! Nice job on that workout...sounds like a real punisher. I know you will smash your goals one day soon and I'm so glad to hear you hardly even broke stride changing countries. Here's to another successful week for you!

Mike, sorry 'bout the PITA. I know you must be frustrated. Hang in there. It's nice to have someone who's been in that position before; glad you have a "guinea pig" to watch who's a few steps ahead so you have as much info as you can get when you have to make decisions and get advice. Rest up and take care of yourself.

Check in:

1. Stay below 1300 cals/day. 1244, 1305 (close enough), 1292, 1245, 1269, 1299 ha!, 1301 seriously??
2. Eat clean. Yes, Yes, except for a frozen yogurt, Yes, except for froyo again--band night; had to support!, Mostly; two exceptions, Yes, Yes, Yes
3. Reasonably balance pie chart. It's perfect today!, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
4. Eat 25 g fiber daily, at least. Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
5. Exercise 7 times. Weights & stationary bike, Cardio Tennis, Hiking & Cardio Tennis, 5 miles on trails today, Weights, Jogged the 'hood with the hubs
6. Take vitamins. Yes, Yes, Yes but forgot calcium, Yes, Yes, Yes but forgot calcium, Yes
7. Journal before eating anything that's not a meal. Mostly, Journaled a good bit but not always right before eating, No-too crazy today, Completely forgot but didn't eat anything I didn't have planned, Ditto today, And today, And today
8. Weigh in daily no matter how much it hurts. Yes , Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, and it still hurts, Yes and a little better, Yes
9. 72 oz. water daily. Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
10. Do shoulder & elbow PT exercises. No, Shoulder, yes; can't find the elbow instructions, No, No, No, No, NO
11. Get in bed by midnight! No, Yes, No-kid up with stomachache, No, No, NO

12. Call liability insurance re:canceling policy. Yes
13. Complete 4 additional location forms. 1.5; still working on this...need answers, so at a standstill.
14. Call to have computer fixed. Left message

Well, I've officially made it through a full week without running off the rails and sabotaging myself. I hope to continue the trend and thank all of you who shook my head out of my butt earlier this week!
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