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Title: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on June 11, 2007, 06:42:27 PM



Welcome to all our new members, please feel free to join our ongoing exercise and weight loss support discussion!  We hope it will be motivating for all of us!
Deborah


In the past this sort of thing has really helped me to not slack. Let's help support each other as we try to exercise more, eat healthier, and reach our fitness or weight goals.

I'd like to be able to bike 15-20 miles and feel exhilerated, not like I'm about to die, which is how I'd feel right now. Being physically fit is as important if not more important to me than losing weight, but I definitely need to lose weight, too. I'd like to lose at least 15 pounds. I gained 45-50 pounds while pregnant, and the last 15 pounds are not wanting to come off as easily as the first 25 or so did.

Having back problems and it being wintertime helped me get really out of shape, and bedrest really ruined my muscles. I've been trying to take walks with the baby and do other activities with her, and to bear in mind that even tho I need extra calories right now (breastfeeding burns a lot) and have a big appetite, I need to be eating healthy stuff and not using that as license to have an extra helping of dessert.

Today I'm going to get off my butt and try to do some cleaning and organizing. It's not real exercise but it's gonna burn a few calories...more than sitting at my computer, for sure!  :up
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Post by: eotrg on June 11, 2007, 06:57:54 PM
GO Dip! :cl :vibes :D
David and Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 11, 2007, 07:36:36 PM
Thanks!!

Deborah, I'm so impressed that you rode 10 mph for an hour with those new knees of yours! Many people with their own good knees can't do that. I bet you'll be quite the fit bionic woman when your PT is all done  :up
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Post by: eotrg on June 11, 2007, 07:45:27 PM
Thank you!  :heartkiss
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I bet you'll be quite the fit bionic woman when your PT is all done 
As the saying goes, "from your mouth to God's ears!"  :h0035  Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 12, 2007, 12:02:50 AM


I have always found it difficult to not eat as much as I want to.
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Post by: wahm922 on June 12, 2007, 02:05:33 PM
Well I have at least 30 that I would like to see gone :-[

Of couse I've struggled wiht this for a few years now and I've gotten nowhere.  There is always a reason why I'll start next week or something like that.

I know what I need to do I just can't seem to do it.  Of course right now I've been eating alot of Raman Noodles cause they were on sale 10 for $1.00.  When I stop at the produce stand I'm limited on what I can buy and I make sure the kids are getting their fruits and veggies first.

I've got everything I need to do Weight Watchers (got it on Posh) and I did good for a few weeks and I was feeling better in just that short time.

I've passed up invites to the beach with friends along with pool invites.  So my weight isn't just my problem its getting in the way of family activities and that's not fair to the kids :-(

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: sharkypete on June 12, 2007, 03:34:45 PM
I just walked about a mile and I am off to central Park tonight for opera in the park so that means more walking. My problem is when I get there we have so much food it like a feast. I will finish off my night with a bowl of ice cream. I really need to get back to the gym and on my mountain bike. I rode about 10 miles yesterday but I don't do that everyday. I am going to the gym tomorrow though.  :h0035

PS Danielle what are you doing in this thread.  8)
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Post by: chezleo on June 13, 2007, 12:14:58 AM


Your weight on nine different planets.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: sharkypete on June 13, 2007, 10:31:21 AM

Your weight on nine different planets.

[url]http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html[/url]



Leo I am moving to Uranus I can live with weighing 257lbs.
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Post by: biggfredd on June 13, 2007, 10:44:33 AM
You're 290?  You look a lot trimmer than that!
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Post by: wahm922 on June 13, 2007, 10:50:21 AM
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Leo I am moving to Uranus

 :053

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on June 13, 2007, 10:55:53 AM
Since I'm stuck here on earth I'm going to work on my weight here ;)

Alexandra and I are going to go on a walk later today. I'm also planning a trip to our huge sprawlmart, which could easily involve a mile or more of walking.

Now that I said we're walking today, I have someone to account to. Maybe I can come back and post that I walked further than usual! And the baby should enjoy it.
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Post by: wahm922 on June 13, 2007, 11:09:00 AM
Enjoy your walk :077

It's a rainy day here so no walking, no swimming.  My legs are sore from the exercise I've done in the pool these past few days.  I kinda made up my own thing using the noodle, leg lifts, crunches, upper body twists, stuff like that.

Maybe I'll try the treadmill today :move
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Post by: eotrg on June 13, 2007, 11:54:49 AM
That's great Anne, I am glad you committed to walking today.  :D

Danielle, those pool exercises sound wonderful, I wish I could get back in the PT pool, but they want my balance to improve before I try to walk on those slick ceramic tiles at the pool and dressing room area! Working out in the water is always much easier with arthritis, and I came to love it before my surgery. I am sure that if you get time to use the treadmill, it will make you feel as if you still were able to accomplish something for yourself, despite the rainy weather!

I am home alone, as David had a long day of appts at Cleveland Clinic, and I did not want to go along, (although it would have been a LOT of walking, it was not the exercise that I need to do today.) Hopefully, when he returns, he will still feel like taking me to work out at the health club for my time on the recumbent bike, leg press, and the treadmill. If not, I will try and do a little walking outside, but since we live in the country, we don't have sidewalks, and my gait is not too steady yet, so I really hate to risk falling out there. If nothing else, I go to PT tomorrow at 11, and she will work me hard I am sure, just like she did yesterday! She added several new balance exercises yesterday with the sport cords, slant board, and balance beam, I could really feel those muscles this morning! :poke
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 13, 2007, 09:57:44 PM


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I lost one pound.

I bought new shoes.   :0240 :0240 :0240
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on June 13, 2007, 10:58:03 PM
I lost 15#.  I gave crud.
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Post by: serendipity on June 13, 2007, 11:18:17 PM
We didn't get to walk today. :(  I was on the phone a lot with job stuff early on, then we got a thunderstorm in the afternoon. It cleared up in the evening, and had cooled off, too, so I wanted to walk...only to find the stroller was in the back of my car, which Mike had taken to Cleveland.  :m218

Now I owe myself a walk.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 14, 2007, 12:30:36 AM
We didn't get to w

Now I owe myself a walk.

well, when are you going to pay up?  :0240
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: BTPS on June 14, 2007, 05:28:03 AM
We didn't get to walk today. :(  I was on the phone a lot with job stuff early on, then we got a thunderstorm in the afternoon. It cleared up in the evening, and had cooled off, too, so I wanted to walk...only to find the stroller was in the back of my car, which Mike had taken to Cleveland.  :m218

Now I owe myself a walk.

You need a pack carrier, it's better to walk with.  Plus with the added weight you burn more calories then pushing something on wheels.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on June 14, 2007, 06:00:49 AM
papoose in caboose
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: sharkypete on June 14, 2007, 11:02:45 AM
You're 290?  You look a lot trimmer than that!

I haven't posted a recent picture i gained weight over the winter. I also have very thick legs from all the biking I do.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on June 14, 2007, 11:11:06 AM
Pete, you probably look like my husband, then. Legs like tree trunks! But almost all muscle. He's what they call a clydesdale in the cycling world...big guy who could never be healthy below a certain weight.

I thought about using my baby bjorn carrier to walk last night. I didn't because my hips have been bothering me (going to the chiro today) and the more weight on them the worse it is. I can walk a lot further if I'm not carrying the baby. We got that carrier more for Mike to carry her when we go for family walks...well guess how many of those we've done... 0! I wear it around the house sometimes.

I know if I can just lose another 5 pounds or so, my hips will be much happier. I get a lot more aches when I'm above a certain weight. It's like my frame just wasn't meant to carry that much. 
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 14, 2007, 11:17:09 PM

I am not a clydesdale.  :0240 :0240 :0240

I do have thick legs.  :0240 :0240 :0240

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on June 15, 2007, 05:51:55 AM
Well, on Thursday, my PT threw another new exercise into the mix. She put a rubber cord tied into a figure eight design around my ankles, with one side around each ankle. :-X (They remind me of rubber hand cuffs :o). Then she had me try to side step down a straight line in what she called the "inch worm" exercise.  :?
I was less than impressed but, of course, I did what she asked of me. I can not say that I liked it, it was hard, and very unnerving to try and walk sideways with my ankles shackled. I asked her if she wasn't taking this "sobriety check list" test a bit too far, but she just laughed and told me that it was all part of the balance and agility training that I needed to gain back my balance and gait.

 :poke ??? :whew She also pushed my leg press exercise up to 60 lbs with each leg, 3 sets of 10 on each. I know to most people that may not sound like a lot, but for these newbie bionic knees, it was a challenge. I do feel as if I am progressing though, so I am glad that they keep pushing me along.
Deborah


Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 15, 2007, 05:56:01 AM

I like death by chocolate. :0240
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Post by: eotrg on June 15, 2007, 10:40:20 PM
So, anyone else get in their fitness or exercise routine today? I did not have PT today, and did not get to go to the health club since it is Amanda's 20th birthday :362 today, and we had her over for dinner and birthday cake, :113 etc. It was a nice day, and we enjoyed having her here at home again tonight. I will be going to work out tomorrow at the health club, though!  ;)
Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on June 15, 2007, 11:08:06 PM
I walked around half a dozen toy stores, does that count?  Would have done more, but ran out of car space.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on June 15, 2007, 11:20:54 PM
Fred, you walked instead of using a mart cart?

The size a lot of those stores can be, I bet you got some exercise in. I've worn a pedometer a few times while doing demo/sales visits in electronics stores...i walk a few miles with walking from front to back, back and forth down aisles, etc.

I've done more walking than usual lately, but didn't get in that good exercise like I would have liked.
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Post by: biggfredd on June 15, 2007, 11:24:25 PM
Toy stores rarely have mart carts.
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Post by: biggfredd on June 15, 2007, 11:27:21 PM
Neither do mauls,  and they're far bigger than the defartment stores.
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Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 03:00:00 AM

I walked today.

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Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 03:01:02 AM
from the time I got up.

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Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 03:02:02 AM


til the time I took my first nap.

 :0240 :0240 :0240 :0240
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Post by: wahm922 on June 16, 2007, 12:30:49 PM
I went swimming yesterday and probably will again today.  Come Monday I'll be making it a point to do something everyday!

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Post by: eotrg on June 16, 2007, 03:52:52 PM
I just got home from my morning's exercise. David dropped me off at the health club at 10:30 and then I asked him to pick me up at 11:45. During that time first, I did the leg press at 70 lbs for 3 sets of 10 on each leg, and then I did 0.25 miles on the treadmill to warm up, and work on my balance and gait. Then, I did 10.4 miles on the recumbent exercise bike (and I did that 10.4 miles in 40 minutes today :h0161.) I was quite pleased with my self, and I finished in time to walk out and sit on the park bench by the front entrance to wait for David to pick me up. Then, he arrived in the Solstice and we spent 3 hours crusing around. We drove out to Sandusky, and then came back home down old Route Six and it was a beautiful day for a drive in a convertible! Deborah
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Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 04:01:22 PM


I stepped out into the 96 degree heat today to walk and I forgot about it immediately.

 :0240
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on June 16, 2007, 04:14:00 PM
Leo, I am sure that there is some sort of exercise that you could do inside! Even when it is really hot outside here, I try to find things to do inside that will help me to exercise as much as I can.

I realize that you were just joking around about this thread, but to me, and to several others here, this is not a joke.  I am seriously working hard to improve my health.

Anyone can do some kind of exercise, no matter what their physical limitations are, but it takes a true commitment to do it. Making myself accountable here in this thread makes me even more commited to try and do it. Deborah
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Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 04:52:12 PM

I try to not take life too seriously when it comes to exercise. That is not necessarily good;

but the only way I overcome my willingness not to exercise is by laughing about it.

I am not a walking advertisement for an exercise manual.  :0240 :0240 :0240

I'm glad that some find solace and comfort by being somber about their weight and losing it; and if that is the way you go about it so be it.

That is not how I choose to go about it.

I've seen the suffering of a man who has gone through bariatric surgery to achieve weight loss, let me state what he told me helps him get through each day, laughter.

I think that when one can take a good look at themself and realize the impossibility of ever being paid to model, then one can lose weight much easier, or at least laugh at the effort.

Why anguish over something you ate that made you put on weight? You enjoyed it when you ate it so enjoy it when you're getting rid of it.

Maybe I'm weird but have you ever walked into a gym and heard all those weird noises that people make while they are exercising to get in shape?  :0240 :0240 :0240 :0240

 :0240 :0240 :0240 :0240

Laughter is good medicine.

On the serious side; since this thread started I have lost 5 lbs., but hey I don't want to brag about it yet because this family might order pizza tonight and that will be difficult to leave alone.

My situation is so bad that believe me I have to laugh at it, after all what does one do with 397 pounds, a 65" waist, and swollen feet size 15, sometimes 18.

It's been a long time since I have been able to put on a pair of regular shoes.

The best part of waking up is not Folgers in my cup.

My waking is an anguishing challenge of one leg inside the left pant leg and then many attempts to get the right leg into the right pant leg side; and when finally getting that accomplished getting some air out of my air disk so that I can get my breath back for my effort..

Since the pneumonia struck me, I have ballooned by 75 lbs, no laughing matter for sure, but don't think for one minute that I'm going to sit around and groan about it all day long.

Today I have a little more strength than I normally have, I don't know if it is because I have been able to be a little more mobile everyday or not, but there is a sense of something good beginning to happen.

I pray like hell sometimes wishing there was an easier way to lose all this weight, unfortunately it is a long process, and it is hell!

Some days I can hardly get out of bed because my ulcerated sores bother me so much.

Maybe this thread will help me, and maybe it won't, but if this thread helps me to lose 100 lbs in the next year, that is at least 2 lbs. a week, I will be ever so grateful.

If that happens I won't know whether to laugh or cry. maybe I will do a little bit of both.

 :-( :0240 :-( :0240


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Post by: eotrg on June 16, 2007, 05:21:54 PM
Understood, Leo.

I plan to continue to do my exercises, it is very important to me. I have gone through so much all ready with my bilateral total knee replacements that it would be foolish of me not to take my fitness seriously.

I am no longer going to use them as an excuse to be unfit. For me, it has less to do with weight than it does with increasing my cardiovascular health and overall fitness.

I may not be anywhere the fitness level of some of the other people who are there working out regularly, but I enjoy my time at the gym. I listen to my MP3 player, and actually feel better when I leave there than when I arrived. I don't compare myself to anyone else there, I only work to better what I do. I will never be a fashion model, nor an athlete, but I can still do a lot to try and make myself feel and look better.

No matter what anyone chooses as their exercise, just trying to do something consistently is the most important thing. I hope that others will continue to be encouraged by this thread that Serendipity began, and that they can also try and increase their own fitness if they choose to participate. Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on June 16, 2007, 05:55:48 PM
I went swimming yesterday and probably will again today.  Come Monday I'll be making it a point to do something everyday!



A day without doing something is like being dead.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 05:58:01 PM
I hope that others will continue to be encouraged by this thread that Serendipity began, and that they can also try and increase their own fitness if they choose to participate. Deborah

I do to!

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 06:01:44 PM
A day without doing something is like being dead.

Dead people don't walk, except in the movies. However they do lose a lot of weight.

Ashes don't weigh very much.

At 397 or anything over a 100 lbs overweight is like death around every corner!

You don't go to the gym at 397 lbs. you go to the doctor.

 ::) ::) ::)
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Post by: biggfredd on June 16, 2007, 06:03:07 PM
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On the serious side; since this thread started I have lost 5 lbs., but hey I don't want to brag about it yet because this family might order pizza tonight and that will be difficult to leave alone.

Get to traveling up here, and I'll show you some good pizza that's good for you.

How does basil, pesto and artychoke hearts sound?  

Deb can vouch for it.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on June 16, 2007, 06:11:32 PM
Yes, that pizza was great, we loved it, but the name of it was not so appetizing, was it!? IIRC, it was named something like Soylent Green :0771 :? Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 07:11:05 PM

That pizza does not sound very appetizing.

I do love artichokes, but I don't think I would like them on a pizza.

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on June 16, 2007, 07:58:06 PM
Deborah your post was VERY encouraging :heartB

I want to get in shape because I know if I don't do something while I'm still young enough I'll end up being one of those 300 pound people who can't move and is very sick.

My kids need me and I need to be able to take care of them for a very long time.

My weight even it its only 30-40 pounds right now is affecting my life.  My clothing does not fit and I'm embarrassed to go places like the beach and other people's pools.  This isn't fair to my kids they should be at the beach with our friends having fun.
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Post by: sharkypete on June 16, 2007, 08:06:00 PM
you can come swim in my pool but you have to wear a bikini. I won't even bug you that much

see

that's you >>>>> :watershark <<<<<< and that's me  :0771
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Post by: eotrg on June 16, 2007, 08:16:32 PM
Deborah your post was VERY encouraging :heartB

I want to get in shape because I know if I don't do something while I'm still young enough I'll end up being one of those 300 pound people who can't move and is very sick.

My kids need me and I need to be able to take care of them for a very long time.

My weight even it its only 30-40 pounds right now is affecting my life.  My clothing does not fit and I'm embarrassed to go places like the beach and other people's pools.  This isn't fair to my kids they should be at the beach with our friends having fun.

Thank you, Danielle  :love005! No matter what your goal is, you can do it, and so can I. :cl
 In the future, we can look back at this June as the time that we began our new lifestyle, and then we can look forward to enjoying our fitness!  :0191 Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on June 16, 2007, 09:14:40 PM
I just want to say how impressed I am with everyone's commitment to their own personal goals. Deb, you are especially inspiring!

I would love to exercise -- not to lose weight, but just to get fit and keep from losing any muscle mass due to inactivity.

My own personal goal is to walk once around my yard (3/4 acre) per day. That might not sound like much, but right now it's like climbing Everest to me. From the knees down my legs are rock hard (due to spasticity) and ache and burn constantly. I totter on my cane and hobble wherever I go.

Just to make it once around the yard is all I'm hoping to do. Then I'll flop down in the lawn chair and work at catching my breath.  :P

Right now, from the front door to the mailbox is about the best I can do. Everyone has their goals -- let's reach them together.  :up
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 09:20:37 PM
I'll end up being one of those 300 pound people who can't move and is very sick.


Lots of 300 lb. people can move. Check out those football players.

When I was 300 lbs. I could move.

The problem is at least for me is getting rid of the pneumonia, You don't have to be overweight to get pneumonia. You just get it.

300 lbs. does not necessarily make you overweight. It may be lots of water for which one needs a doctor's advice about.

Before starting an exercise program you should see a doctor and get hi/her advice; also get your thyroid checked.

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 09:30:05 PM
From the knees down my legs are rock hard (due to spasticity) and ache and burn constantly. I totter on my cane and hobble wherever I go.

Just to make it once around the yard is all I'm hoping to do. Then I'll flop down in the lawn chair and work at catching my breath.  :P

Right now, from the front door to the mailbox is about the best I can do. Everyone has their goals -- let's reach them together.  :up


My goodness. I am so sorry to read that you suffer from spasticity.

Here is a site that you might like to participate in:

http://www.wemove.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=12;hardset=0;start_point=0;DaysPrune=0

Now as far as the burning is concerned my doctor told me to use eucerin it is about $15.00 a jar but well worth it. I like to use alternative medical procedures and rather than take a pill I always look for something to use other than a pill.

I rub eucerin every day on my legs and feet and it helps tremendously. If you have never tried it, give it a try.

It takes the burning away almost immediately.

I will also be praying for you,


Please let me know how it works.


Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on June 16, 2007, 09:38:47 PM
Wow, Leo, I had no idea you were dealing with such serious problems. I'm glad you are able to laugh about it.

I know a few people who had bariatric surgery and have lost so much weight. They can exercise much more easily now and so are overall much healthier. The surgery forces you to really limit portions and what foods you eat. Sometimes I wonder if fewer people would need the surgery if they got sick from those foods and portions without the surgery, but it's hard to have that kind of commitment to eating healthy without consequences. 100 lb overweight is a lot, but it's not impossible to get to a healthier weight without drastic surgery.

I've heard many times that the key to overcoming exercise obstacles is to do it gradually. If you can take 5 steps today, try to take 6 tomorrow. Before you know it you will be walking further than you ever thought you could. Short distances like Jeri is walking ARE an accomplishment and improve your health when that is a significant distance for you. For the rest of us, small things like parking a little further away from a store or taking the stairs instead of an elevator add up to make a difference.

That said, I'm not doing so well with getting more active. Seeing this thread everyday reminds me I need to be better! My excuse is that the baby sucks so much energy out of me, and I'm still getting back to normal after getting so out of shape with the health problems my pregnancy gave me. I'm still tired with walking distances that were nothing, but i'm getting less and less tired and getting closer to where I was a year ago.

Today I worked, doing sales and demos in a large store, and did a lot of walking in the process. Add a lap around Target to get a few things afterward, and I was tired. That's not the kind of exercise I want to get, but it's not sitting around all day so that is good. I work again tomorrow too. I'm not happy with this level of activity, but I'm content, I guess, because I'm doing a little bit.

I've been trying to drink mostly water, and I think it's helped me lose a couple of pounds. It's amazing how many calories I can consume from beverages. Drinking mostly water is healthier for me and helps with weight loss.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on June 16, 2007, 09:39:57 PM
Leo I didn't mean anything by the 300 pound remark, it was just a number I pulled out of my head - ya know I love ya :l0085

For me at 30-40 pounds over and out of shape I can feel it and I can't imagine being any bigger then this.  I've sat in front of this computer for to many years.  I tried running with the kids and I can't do it I get so out of breath.  This is not how I want to be so I have to change it now!

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Post by: serendipity on June 16, 2007, 09:45:51 PM
I know exactly where Danielle is coming from. Gaining just a few pounds a year really adds up over one's lifetime! I want to be as healthy as I can before it becomes a huge obstacle to lose a greater amount of weight.

For me much of my current problem is weight, but really I want to be healthier. We all have different builds... for instance my husband is a big guy and will always be a big guy no matter what. He has a very broad frame. I guess he's built like a football player. He's in MUCH better cardiovascular shape than I am, even though he'd probably be considered more overweight.
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Post by: chezleo on June 16, 2007, 10:12:20 PM


A couple of years ago I played basketball with the kids, even hit a few tennis balls back and forth, threw the baseball back and forth. Now I have to have them carry stuff up the stairs for me.

No laughing matter.

When this thread started I could barely walk up and down the hallway once. Today was a good day. As I was telling BiggFredd on the phone, I almost felt healthy again.

Even now I still have some energy left, that has not been the case this late in the day lately.

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Post by: chezleo on June 17, 2007, 04:29:36 AM


I mean't to post this earlier.

Laughter for losing weight is good.

Check out this article.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40731-2005Apr9.html

It also takes a lot of discipline to laugh. It just doesn't happen easily in these stressful times and especially for those who are overweight.

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Post by: chezleo on June 17, 2007, 04:41:18 AM



Does anybody use ALLI?

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Post by: biggfredd on June 17, 2007, 05:01:07 AM
oops?
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Post by: eotrg on June 17, 2007, 05:51:02 AM


Does anybody use ALLI?



No, I don't use anything like that. I just read this:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003751119_dietdrug17.html

 Taking an over the counter weight loss drug doesn't sound all that safe to me. Apparently, lots of others are very anxious to begin using it, despite the side effects that it can cause, but it's not for me! Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on June 17, 2007, 05:56:57 AM
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Let's Get Moving!

I got a gooder idee.  Let's go back to bed.  It's the crack of dawn, for crying out loud.
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Post by: eotrg on June 17, 2007, 05:57:41 AM
I just want to say how impressed I am with everyone's commitment to their own personal goals. Deb, you are especially inspiring!

I would love to exercise -- not to lose weight, but just to get fit and keep from losing any muscle mass due to inactivity.

My own personal goal is to walk once around my yard (3/4 acre) per day. That might not sound like much, but right now it's like climbing Everest to me. From the knees down my legs are rock hard (due to spasticity) and ache and burn constantly. I totter on my cane and hobble wherever I go.

Just to make it once around the yard is all I'm hoping to do. Then I'll flop down in the lawn chair and work at catching my breath.  :P

Right now, from the front door to the mailbox is about the best I can do. Everyone has their goals -- let's reach them together.  :up

Jeri, just the fact that you are entering those clinical trials for the MS drug, shows how commited you are to your health and fitness! If walking to your mailbox is a challenge, and yet you still do it, then you are way above others who never challenge themselves. I am proud of you and am  :cl you on! Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 17, 2007, 10:33:38 AM
I had not heard of that weight loss drug. As someone who used to chronically suffer from those kinds of "unpleasant side effects", I'd much rather be overweight than have my system (not) work like that again. At the same time, it's a pretty powerful incentive to avoid foods that cause those consequences. In my case sometimes it was just because my system was malfunctioning as usual, but once i figured out foods more likely to contribute I sure as heck avoided them. That included fatty foods, certain ingredients, and certain ingredient combos. To this day it doesn't matter how wonderful a scoop of ice cream looks...it's not worth the "unpleasant side efffects" if I eat it. Although once every few years when I will be home for a good while and have a good book to read I will eat a little bit, to enjoy the taste...and remind me why I don't eat it. After that gut-wrenching night, I go more years before trying it again.

BTW one of my favorite pizzas is topped with spinach, artichoke hearts, and white sauce. I used to get it in my college town, about an hour from Fred, and occassionally find something close to it up here. I don't remember it having an exciting name.
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Post by: eotrg on June 17, 2007, 10:37:39 AM

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BTW one of my favorite pizzas is topped with spinach, artichoke hearts, and white sauce. I used to get it in my college town, about an hour from Fred, and occassionally find something close to it up here. I don't remember it having an exciting name.

Anne, your way too young to remember the movie, "Soylent Green!" LOL, Deborah :nana

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/plotsummary
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Post by: chezleo on June 17, 2007, 10:40:04 AM
I got a gooder idee.  Let's go back to bed.  It's the crack of dawn, for crying out loud.

You need to exercise.

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Post by: serendipity on June 17, 2007, 10:40:35 AM
I had never heard of that movie! That name flew right over my head...  :afdb
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Post by: chezleo on June 17, 2007, 10:43:18 AM
I had never heard of that movie! That name flew right over my head...  :afdb

Is this the new movie thread?

 :0240 :0240 :0240 :0240
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Post by: chezleo on June 17, 2007, 10:44:46 AM


if there is such a thing as reincarnation I want to come back as a fat cat.

 :0240 :0240 :0240 :0240

nine lives guaranteed and when I fall I will always land on my feet instead of my butt!

 :0240 :0240 :0240
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Post by: serendipity on June 17, 2007, 10:50:19 AM
Fat cats have health problems too. My girl is obese, and manages to eat her brother's food and hers. I don't think we'll ever be able to control her portions as long as he is here. She's not diabetic but is at risk for it if her weight doesn't go down.


We are going out to eat tonight, and I'm hoping to get in a good walk or bike ride afterwards (if it's not too late and the food is agreeing with me), or tomorrow if needed, to work off some of the extra calories!
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Post by: biggfredd on June 17, 2007, 10:53:29 AM
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BTW one of my favorite pizzas is topped with spinach, artichoke hearts, and white sauce. I used to get it in my college town, about an hour from Fred, and occassionally find something close to it up here. I don't remember it having an exciting name.

If you mean Athens and Avalanche pizza, we're talking about the same place. They opened a second location here in Shermanville.
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Post by: eotrg on June 17, 2007, 10:55:13 AM
Have fun, Anne, it has been going from sunny to cloudy here in Lagrange, so I hope you can get to spend that time outdoors. The health club doesn't open until noon on Sundays and then is only open till 5pm , so I plan to go over there around 1pm if possible! Hope Mike and you enjoy his first Father's Day with your sweet daughter! Deborah
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Post by: chezleo on June 17, 2007, 11:00:52 AM


well I have done my walk for the day!

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Post by: sharkypete on June 17, 2007, 11:27:21 AM
I have to get my butt to the gym tomorrow morning. I should probably ride my bike there too. You can all email me and harass me in the morning.

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Post by: wahm922 on June 17, 2007, 05:30:43 PM
Um pizza, beer and NASCAR today but I did play the Kraft game pad thingie with the kids and I tell you what, my lower butt hurts.  I know I worked some muscles today :up

I've learned to love thin crust pizza full of veggies. The veggies fill you up and the paper thin crust adds a whole lot less carbs.  Plus its allowed on Weight Watchers which I will start full swing in the morning.

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Post by: eotrg on June 17, 2007, 05:48:58 PM
I went and worked out again this afternoon at our health club, and did something I probably should not have done. :0195  I tried a new machine today, the ellipitical ski machine.

The reason I should not have done it is because I really did not know how to set it up, and don't really know if it is a machine that they would want me to use. :m218  I used it for only 10 minutes, and it was quite hard. They don't have one at my therapists, so I am going to ask my PT about it when I go there on Tuesday.  I won't use it again before asking her, and if she approves, I will ask her how to set one up properly, and ask her to give me a protocol that I can use to advance on it, like I already have for the machines that I am approved for.  :-[

Other than that, I did 10.1 miles in 40 minutes on the recumbent exercise bike, and did my 3 sets of 10 reps at 70 lbs for each leg on the leg press. I was really tired after today. I think that was because I worked out hard yesterday, and then again today. I feel as if I am really getting stronger every day, and that my balance and gait are really beginning to return to normal again.  :D! That encourages me to keep it up! Deborah
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Post by: eotrg on June 17, 2007, 05:57:24 PM
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Plus its allowed on Weight Watchers which I will start full swing in the morning.


I have been also thinking about following the WW diet plan. I have several of the cookbooks, and I feel confident that I could do it without actually signing up and paying to attend meetings. I will check out the info, and if I decide to do it, maybe we can encourage one another with it! Deborah
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Post by: got shirts? on June 17, 2007, 06:22:36 PM
Yay Deborah!!! ... you got SPUNK!... you got MOXIE!  :D! Pizzaz too!

NOW, put your feet up ... you deserve it!
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Post by: wahm922 on June 17, 2007, 06:37:17 PM
Deborah I got all the books and stuff off of Posh, I actually have double of a few things since I purchased two used kits that each had bits and pieces I thought I would need.

I have an extra points slider which I think if you have that you can do WW without anything else.  If you want it let me know and I can drop it in the mail or I can even scan it and you just cut it out and make it work.

Let me know if you want anyWW stuff :077
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Post by: eotrg on June 17, 2007, 07:29:47 PM
Danielle, that sounds wonderful. Thank you! Scanning it or mailing it, either one is good for me.Just PM me  and let me know whichever would work best for you! Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 17, 2007, 09:09:32 PM
Way to go, Deb!  :D!

 Danielle, I lost 20-25 lb doing WW points with some of my coworkers. Only one was actually a member. It really helped me to realize the impact of what I was eating. Sometimes a simple change lowered points...like eating thin-crust pizza.

I walked tonight. Not a far walk, but enough that I was pushing myself at the end, after working today and having a full belly from dinner. The baby enjoyed the walk  :stroller
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Post by: chezleo on June 17, 2007, 09:34:16 PM


I don't think I'm any good for this topic so I shall bow out.

Good-bye.

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Post by: biggfredd on June 17, 2007, 09:45:55 PM
I walked thru the cafeteria line, and into a couple three stores.  Actually, I'm breathing a bit better, so maybe the vampires need to suck off some more crud.
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Post by: signsintime on June 17, 2007, 09:55:07 PM
I'm not trying to lose weight, but because of the steroids I'm on and the fact that they make me a diabetic while taking them, I have a strict diet I have to adhere to, and it just so happens that it's perfect for weight loss and overall general healthy eating habits. I just wish that I were as careful when not on these meds to eat the same way. I'm sure I would feel better overall.

I have to watch carbs/sugar intake very carefully. I met with a diabetic counselor at the hospital and she educated me about carbs and label reading. No more than 45 carbs per meal.

I also have to watch salt intake as the meds will make you retain water due to salt retention.

So here's what my day's meals were like, and they are typical for most days:

Breakfast:
1/2 cup oatmeal mixed with unsweetened applesauce.
I put some cinnamon in the water while it's boiling and between that and the applesauce it makes the oatmeal actually something I look forward to.  ;)

Lunch:
Sandwhich of
Whole wheat bread
mayo
3 slices low sodium deli turkey
slice tomato
slice onion
lettuce

1/2 raw avacado sliced with Mrs. Dash sprinkled on it.

Dinner:
1/3 lb salmon filet dunked in (and don't let this gross you out, it's fabulous!)
mixture of 1:1 miracle whip and salsa
pan fried in dry pan (mayo keeps it from burning)
1/4 cup Jasmati rice
6 fresh shrimp done scampi style in butter, garlic and lemon juice with a little parsley
1/2 cup steamed broccoli/cauliflower/carrots

For drinks, that's simple...I only drink bottled water all day long. No juice, soft drinks, etc.
I down 2 ltrs of water/day.

Last night I couldn't sleep and was up watching a movie. I was dying for a snack and I got a plate and filled it with raw baby carrots, slices of cucumber, tomato, and avacado and had a small pile of ranch dressing for dipping. YUM

That's what most of my meals are like -- I try to eat salmon or shellfish at least 2-3 times/week due to the high Omega3 fatty acids as they help to repair myelin damage to nerves. Avacado is a great source too.

I eat a lot of chicken, too. Red meat maybe once a week or less. I don't really care for it but sometimes I get a hankering for a big juicy steak like any red-blooded american. ROFL

Anyhow, if I can stick to that kind of diet all the time I'm sure I'd feel better generally. It's when I want the fried stuff or the hi carb stuff that I don't feel good afterwards.

Oh, and I'm violently lactose intollerant, so that's why you didn't see any milk or cheese listed.

Best of luck to anyone trying to lose weight. My sister is waaaay overweight and I worry about her so. She can't come to the house to visit without wandering into the kitchen to see if there's any "snack" stuff lying around. She started gaining weight at the same time she quit smoking and I'm sure it's because she traded one oral fixation for another.

As for excercise...

I went in the pool today and the water took the ache right out of my legs! I floated on a raft and just let the cool water sooth the pain. No strenuous paddling or anything like that, but I felt better anyhow. Didn't need the cane for the rest of the day.  :h0161
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Post by: eotrg on June 18, 2007, 05:16:05 AM
Jeri, that is great! Your eating plan sounds wonderful, I would love it. I am so happy to hear that floating in the pool was so helpful to you. With everthing that you are going through you have an amazing outlook and attitude, and you are an inspiration!

Anne, with working all day long, and taking care of a house and a beautiful baby, your getting out for a walk is really a big accomplishment! I always find that it makes me feel good to "push" myself just a bit farther each time, and I find that I can do more the next time.

Fred, I am sure that all that toy bargain hunting has really increased your activity. Shopping in a few of those big box stores in the same day is a major walk! (Before my knee replacements, I couldn't even consider shopping in one of them, let alone all the walking and bargain hunting that you are doing!) I hope that it helps you feel better and that it is beneficial to you as well. Deborah
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Post by: sharkypete on June 18, 2007, 07:48:57 AM
Can't to to the gym. Can't breath feels like allergies I have been feeling like this for 3 days now. Started when I was cleaning my apartment saturday. I must have swept p 2 extra kitties that's how much hair I have flying around right now. I on;y swept up last week. Problem is I keep rearranging and then unarranging things here so I have a constant mess. Have to clean up the kitchen again this morning. I haven't had allergies like this in 25 years. I used to get very bad hay feverbut not since I was a kid. 8)
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Post by: eotrg on June 18, 2007, 08:37:25 AM
Can't to to the gym. Can't breath feels like allergies I have been feeling like this for 3 days now. Started when I was cleaning my apartment saturday. I must have swept p 2 extra kitties that's how much hair I have flying around right now. I on;y swept up last week. Problem is I keep rearranging and then unarranging things here so I have a constant mess. Have to clean up the kitchen again this morning. I haven't had allergies like this in 25 years. I used to get very bad hay feverbut not since I was a kid. 8)
Sorry to hear about the allergies, but it sounds like you did get some exercise anyway just by cleaning your apartment! :updown  Hope you feel better soon! Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on June 18, 2007, 10:20:08 AM
Treadmill this morning 32 minutes and 1.53 miles :move

So far I have eaten an All Bran bar and yogurt with a handful of high fiber/soy protein cereal for a total of 4 points.

Water = 3


BTW - I only planned to do 20 minutes to start this week but it felt good so I kept going :up

We have a library program to attend this afternoon so I'm not sure if we'll make it in the pool today.



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Post by: eotrg on June 18, 2007, 10:32:10 AM
Treadmill this morning 32 minutes and 1.53 miles :move

So far I have eaten an All Bran bar and yogurt with a handful of high fiber/soy protein cereal for a total of 4 points.

Water = 3


BTW - I only planned to do 20 minutes to start this week but it felt good so I kept going :up

We have a library program to attend this afternoon so I'm not sure if we'll make it in the pool today.
WOOHOO! That's great, Danielle! :D! That is a terrific start!
I am not going to the health club today. My therapist doesn't want me to do that 3 days in a row, but I will go to physical therapy tomorrow though.
Believe it or not, I had steamed vegies for breakfast (carrots, broccoli, baby corn and pea pods) and a Thomas's Whole Wheat English Muffin! (Yeah, I know it sounds weird :?, but it is just what I wanted, so that's what I ate!) LOL
Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on June 18, 2007, 10:48:40 AM
Dr sez wheat holes are bad for me, just eat plane bread.
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Post by: wahm922 on June 18, 2007, 10:53:43 AM
There's no nutritional value in the plain stuff and most so called whole wheat products.  I look for 100% whole grain and read the labels to make sure there's no overly processed flour ;)

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Post by: biggfredd on June 18, 2007, 10:55:58 AM
Plenty of bad stuff in hole weet for me.  Sposed to stay away from OJ, millk and milk products, too.
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Post by: eotrg on June 18, 2007, 11:00:27 AM
Dr sez wheat holes are bad for me, just eat plane bread.
Hmm, that must be a kidney disease thing, because our Dr's. tell us that we should avoid white flour and stick with whole wheat only. Most of the breads and other items label whole wheat are not all whole wheat, but the Thomas's "Hearty Grains"muffins are 100% Whole Wheat according to their nutrion label. I even use whole wheat flour to make our own spaetzle when I occasionally make Chicken Paprikash. Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on June 18, 2007, 11:45:54 AM
About half the stuff that you've heard all your life is good for you they tell me is bad for me.
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Post by: sharkypete on June 18, 2007, 04:53:24 PM
I dated a girl who was allergic to wheat glouten. It was very hard for her to find things to eat when we went out. She broke my heart.  :'(
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Post by: serendipity on June 18, 2007, 08:25:55 PM
The baby and I strolled down main street today, ducking in and out of shops. We only walked about 2 blocks and back, but it was really hot so that was something. I don't hold up well to 90s and humid.
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Post by: eotrg on June 18, 2007, 08:32:50 PM
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I don't hold up well to 90s and humid.
 
   :exactly :agree2 I hate hot, humid weather. I could never live in FL! If it could stay 74-76 every day with low humidity I would be in HEAVEN! Deborah  :>
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Post by: serendipity on June 18, 2007, 08:41:38 PM
Same here! I'd love a climate like San Francisco..nice and temperate. I could go on vacation to experience really hot or cold  :smarty
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Post by: Rick Bradford on June 19, 2007, 05:55:30 PM
If it could stay 74-76 every day with low humidity I would be in HEAVEN!

That's San Diego you want!
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Post by: eotrg on June 19, 2007, 06:06:33 PM
That's San Diego you want!

That may be true, but I don't particularly care for earthquakes, mudslides, and wildfires, or their real estate prices  :o either!  :?
 Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on June 19, 2007, 06:35:10 PM
Scam Diego
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Post by: serendipity on June 19, 2007, 07:15:27 PM
The weather is not cooperating with me this week. Yesterday was super-hot, and then today it poured almost the whole time I was at a park with some of my relatives. I thought we'd get to walk, play with the kids, etc. but instead we huddled under a shelter most of the time.

Tomorrow is another day :)
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Post by: BTPS on June 19, 2007, 07:18:56 PM
When I was working on losing weight.  I walk an hour a day - rain, snow or shine.
Since I walked during my luch time and had to return to my job, if the wether was too wet I walked around the grocery store for an hour.
Yeah, they thought I was nuts but hey, I had no choice but to walk!
LOL, that's when I was motivated.  Otherwise I too am full of excuses.



I still say, someone needs to invent a computer that the speed is based on pedal power!  LOL, I'd be pedaling my ass off!

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Post by: eotrg on June 19, 2007, 07:41:06 PM
The weather is not cooperating with me this week. Yesterday was super-hot, and then today it poured almost the whole time I was at a park with some of my relatives. I thought we'd get to walk, play with the kids, etc. but instead we huddled under a shelter most of the time.

Tomorrow is another day :)


Yes, it is and I plan to take the day off tomorrow!  :nana
It poured rain here today too, lots of thunder and lightning as well!

I had PT today, and she really worked me very hard.  :poke(She had me do circuit training and I was really sweatin' by the time my 45 minutes were over.)

Besides all the normal strengthening exercises and equipment at the PT's, they also are doing a lot of work with me on my balance. This is the gadget that they have me working on some of the time,
http://www.bosupro.com/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=bosupro/story.html
It may not look tough, but that is deceiving! (It is like sort of like trying to balance on while standing a jelly doughnut on a ship in a bad storm! :053)

 I have worked out hard for 4 days in a row, so tomorrow I am not going to the health club. I have PT again on Thursday at 11am, so I decided that I deserve a break tomorrow 8).

I started following the Weight Watchers plan yesterday, and did very well yesterday and today. Their flex points plan is very easy to follow for me so far, so I look forward to seeing how it goes in the future.
Deborah
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Post by: eotrg on June 21, 2007, 04:00:36 PM
Anybody else still doing their exercise? I did a quarter of a mile on my treadmill this morning, just to stretch out the knees, and then went to my PT session with plenty of exercise there. I am still doing fine following my WW eating plan. Hope everyone else is doing well also. Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 21, 2007, 04:12:37 PM
The weather has really been derailing me. Mike had a business trip and I was exhausted from being a single mom. He doesnt' help much when he's here, but it's better than nothing. All the "exercise" I got yesterday was a trip to wallyworld, and today it might just be a trip to target and kohl's.

Tomorrow I am going to join an area mommy group for a walk in the park. This will be my first even with this group. They walk in a park every week and I'm excited to have people to walk (and visit) with.

Oh and I did lots of baby lifts this morning. She likes being lifted above my head to look around superman-style, and the launch is half the fun. I figure we did a good 20-30 reps with a 15-lb baby. I've really been noticing my upper body strength building (finally) from carrying her around in her carseat, carrying her alone, etc. It still needs to increase! I'm getting all sorts of heavy stuff to haul in and out of my trunk for my new job.

I'm on my desktop computer for a change, with baby in my lap, and she's managed to click the mouse and hit the keyboard. Her first time using a computer!  :love005 so cute!
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Post by: eotrg on June 21, 2007, 04:25:33 PM
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I'm on my desktop computer for a change, with baby in my lap, and she's managed to click the mouse and hit the keyboard. Her first time using a computer!   so cute!
 
That's adorable! :vibes  I bet that lifting her up high is a whole lot more fun than just using weights! It will be a great way to firm up arms and build lean muscle mass!

We have had 2 episodes of very dark skies and high winds with heavy rain, but now the sun is peeking out and it is no longer raining here. Our lawn really needs the rain, so if it rained more, I would be happy for that, but not for you to be stuck inside!
Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on June 21, 2007, 04:40:20 PM
Did my water workout and swimming yesterday.  Today we were at the park with friends so haven't done anything today.

I got stressed yesterday from being in court and haven't eaten very well.  I feel like I'm stuck in a bad circle I can't break.  Get upset and turn to food, get upset that I turned to food and be mad at myself with the why bother and it seems to never end. :h0162

I hate being like this :-(
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Post by: eotrg on June 21, 2007, 04:52:14 PM
Did my water workout and swimming yesterday.  Today we were at the park with friends so haven't done anything today.

I got stressed yesterday from being in court and haven't eaten very well.  I feel like I'm stuck in a bad circle I can't break.  Get upset and turn to food, get upset that I turned to food and be mad at myself with the why bother and it seems to never end. :h0162

I hate being like this :-(

Danielle, sometimes it is really hard for us to forgive ourselves for things that we think we have done wrong, or not done as well as we hoped to.  :poke

If we could just try to treat ourselves the same way that we would treat our friends and loved ones, then it would be easy to just dust off and continue on as if we had never stumbled. :love005

Try and be as forgiving of your self as you would be of your boys, and since we can't be there, :ghug give yourself a hug and start over from now to do things the way you know that you can.
 Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on June 21, 2007, 09:22:45 PM
Thanks Deborah :heartB

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Post by: biggfredd on June 22, 2007, 01:40:16 AM
here ya go, Crip.    If she can do it, so can you:

http://www.dailyherald.com:80/galleries/benskate/index.html
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Post by: biggfredd on June 22, 2007, 01:47:56 AM
or as Jools might say:

Dayum.
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Post by: denverdoni on June 22, 2007, 02:36:39 AM
Dayum!!  And think of all the people her age who fall and break their hip just walking across the room. My mom agrees about the keeping moving part and refuses to stop painting and wallpapering, gardening and cleaning even tho her arthritis is very bad. I know I have seen people who ended up in a wheel chair because they sat down and let the arthritis have it's way.

One of my excercise tactics drives some people crazy, I call it planned inefficiency, and it is actually suggested in the weight watchers plan. My house is pretty big and I make multiple trips upstairs and down to get a small task done. Go down and get a  screwdriver, go up and decide I need a pair of scissors, etc. Fold the towels and carry them up, then go down and hang the shirts. This is not very practical when you have a baby tho' because you have to get that stuff done in the few minutes you have free. Morgan weighs almost 25 lbs now so running up and down the stairs with her is too hard for me. I always say I am going to start taking her out for walks, but it always seems to be too windy or cold or hot, and then they put up the mountain lion warnings for our area and I got a little spooked by that. So we usually end up at Wallyworld too.

My hip is pretty bad and I can't take much weight or impact, so my dream is to get one of those personal swim spas. I don't have health insurance, but some people get them paid for by insurance if they need water PT.
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Post by: eotrg on June 22, 2007, 06:49:36 AM
or as Jools might say:

Dayum.
Yep, I agree, Dayum! She's wonderful!
(But, just for the record, I can't skate worth a Dayum, and couldn't even before I became a "crip"!) LOL, Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on June 22, 2007, 08:51:31 AM
Start simple.  Use a skateboard.
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Post by: signsintime on June 22, 2007, 10:18:40 AM
I'm half her age and wish I could move like that.  ;)

A couple years ago I went with my son's A Honor Roll field trip as a volunteer chaparone. It was a roller skating party. I was fondly remembering my younger days when I could skate circles around anyone. I foolishly got a pair of skates and put them on. I skated once around the big circle, falling smack on my butt at ever turn. When I made it back around, I crawled off the wooden floor, took the skates off and came to the conclusion that my skating days are definitely over.  :o

I did manage to make it once around the yard today walking. At least I'm figuring that's about how much I walked as I was trying to catch the dog who got off his run and thought he'd make up a game to play with me involving coming very close to me and then running away.  ::) Between the walking and the yelling, I got quite a workout.
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Post by: serendipity on June 22, 2007, 01:51:42 PM
We walked about a mile in the park today, maybe a little more. I think we will walk at this park again. It's a nice place to go with a stroller. We got to watch some geese and goslings at the side of the lake and met some other mommies and will meet with them again. It was a very good day so far  :up
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Post by: eotrg on June 22, 2007, 02:17:00 PM
Great job everyone, keep up the good work! :D! I did 1 mile on my treadmill this morning.

We are off to Central OH for the weekend. David was given 2 free VIP passes to a Pontiac Solstice Event at the Mid Ohio Race Course in Lexington, Ohio.  8) :D!
It includes VIP parking, admission to the hospitality party tonight, and then to the race on Saturday, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. He also gets to take a "hot" lap on the course in his Solstice GXP, so he is psyched about that! (Being a race car driver is every guys dream, isn't it? :0191 ;))
We are staying in a motel down there tonight and tomorrow night. It is supposed to have high speed internet in the rooms, but as we all know, those kind of internet connections at not usually very good. so I probably won't be on here till we get back home.
Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on June 22, 2007, 04:07:05 PM
Spend the day sitting around the table with the mom's and dad's while the kids played.  This was the first get together of our summer game day.

Think I can talk them all into working out next week while the kids play :laugh:

I'm going to see if the kids want to walk the beach with me after dinner, problem is they don't walk they dilly dally and pick up stuff along the way.

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Post by: eotrg on June 25, 2007, 07:56:11 PM
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Think I can talk them all into working out next week while the kids play

I'm going to see if the kids want to walk the beach with me after dinner, problem is they don't walk they dilly dally and pick up stuff along the way.

Make a game out of walking getting them to walk at a steady pace with you.  I am sure that they would even like it, even if it was only to compete with one another. Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on June 25, 2007, 08:01:34 PM
<ahem>
Deborah,

Did you say Kim went with you?
How is her mother?
Did everything turn out well?

I've been worried.

I love that you all have the support of each other.

I've been told by the doc I have to stay off my feet for the most part for the next three months. OH NO! My bootie!
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Post by: wahm922 on June 25, 2007, 08:05:25 PM
Yesterday I did 30 minutes  :move  plus swam for a few hours.  Didn't do anything today :h0162
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Post by: eotrg on June 25, 2007, 08:07:48 PM
Donna, not our Kim,  she lives in KS, and I live in OH! It was another Kim that I know offline.

Our Kim's mom had a bit of a hard time, since she had some allergic reaction to the meds, and they were not sure if it was the pain meds or the antibiotic that they gave her by IV.  She did come through the procedure just fine though, and finally got to go home on Sunday morning.  Kim is busy with family from out of town and very busy at her job, so at least she doesn't have to worry too much about her mother for right now. Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on June 25, 2007, 08:11:18 PM
Will you let her know that I asked. I don't want to interrupt her during the week.

I know she's in KS and you in OH...but ya'll had met b4, I had hoped she was able to come visit. I assumed (and you know what they say about assuming) her mothers hospital stay went well and she flew to go with you.
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Post by: eotrg on June 25, 2007, 08:12:44 PM
Yesterday I did 30 minutes  :move  plus swam for a few hours.  Didn't do anything today :h0162

That is great, Danielle! I've been following WW for a week, and have lost 2 lbs. (I was hoping it would be LOTS more, but I know that it has to be slow or it won't stay off.) Today I did a mile on my treadmill at home this morning, and then at about 3:00 I went to the health club and did 10.4 miles in 39 minutes on the recumbent bike.
Deborah
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Post by: eotrg on June 25, 2007, 08:20:29 PM
Will you let her know that I asked. I don't want to interrupt her during the week.

I know she's in KS and you in OH...but ya'll had met b4, I had hoped she was able to come visit. I assumed (and you know what they say about assuming) her mothers hospital stay went well and she flew to go with you.


Donna, Kim and I have become very good friends, but believe it or not, we have never actually met. She was coming to visit me last year, and the week before the scheduled trip, she had the recurrence of her breast cancer, so that trip never happened.
Now, she got a full time job, and her husband, Steve travels out of state for his work and is only home about 1 night a week, so her 2 children and full time job have not allowed us to get together in person yet.

(It doesn't really matter to us though, I think we are soul sisters, we are so much alike, have the same tastes values and interests, and really get along so well that meeting in person would just be a bonus, but not necessary.) Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on June 25, 2007, 08:23:05 PM
You both are special ladies Deborah!

Isn't it wonderful you two met?

I could've sworn B4 I left SD that ya'll had met. It was around the time you were starting to work on the catalogs. Or was it near the time of the watch? Geeesh...It's my old brain cells.
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Post by: eotrg on June 25, 2007, 08:27:35 PM
You both are special ladies Deborah!

Isn't it wonderful you two met?

I could've sworn B4 I left SD that ya'll had met. It was around the time you were starting to work on the catalogs. Or was it near the time of the watch? Geeesh...It's my old brain cells.


Yes, when I began writing auction catalogs was when she was planning to come to attend the very first fully catalogued auction that I had done. I was really looking forward to seeing her in person, but we exchange photos, emails and phone calls so often that we feel like we know a lot. Her cutie pie daughter even sends me artwork for my refrigerator and she made me the cutest picture of a woman lying in a hospital bed with a leg in traction when I had my surgery. It was adorable. (She somehow assumed that I had a broken knee and would be in traction). Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on June 25, 2007, 09:40:01 PM
Thank goodness my brain cells were working. I wonder if it's around the time I left SD and the saga was "hanging" and ya'll didn't meet but I assumed you did.

Who knows? I'm just glad you both have such a special friendship.

How bout a scan of the hospital bed with your leg in traction?
<smile>
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Post by: eotrg on June 25, 2007, 09:45:44 PM
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How bout a scan of the hospital bed with your leg in traction?
<smile>
SHHH, don't tell Sarah but it got ruined! During the remodel of the kitchen , the refrigerator was relocated to  our dining room, and it somehow ended up in the construction debris! I haven't had the heart to tell her! Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on June 25, 2007, 09:55:10 PM
Suthrnjewl<-----typing an email to Sarah right now.

HA!
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Post by: eotrg on June 25, 2007, 09:58:57 PM
Suthrnjewl<-----typing an email to Sarah right now.

HA!
:44096    ;)
Deborah
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Post by: eotrg on June 26, 2007, 04:25:39 PM
 :053 :053 It's HOT here today! It is 92 and humidity is almost equal to that! ( :( I HATE hot and humid weather, BTW!) Thank God for central airconditioning!

Has anyone else gotten their exercise today?

Because of my physical therapy (PT), I just about have to do mine, so this morning I did 1.1 mile on my treadmill in 27 minutes and then I went to PT and did my usual routine of theraputic exercises for the bionic knees. I have only one more regular PT appt scheduled, and that will be on this Thursday. After that, I go to only once a month so that they can make sure that I am still progressing on my own. I will begin going to the health club ~ 4-5 days a week beginning next week. I am still following the WW eating plan, and it is working fine for me so far.

How is everyone else doing this week?

Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on June 26, 2007, 05:11:23 PM
Uhhh - kids had a filed trip today - Day with the Chef at one of the Country Clubs and uhh the Mom's had to eat the creations ya know.

Homemade pizza and chocolate mouse.  The mouse was heavy and rich as the kids over folded and it wasn't light and fluffy.  They were large servings and I couldn't eat much of it.  The pizza was very good.

I'll have to work extra hard tomorrow to burn it off.   Points?  I don't even wanna know :0195

I'll have to say it was the most expensive pizza I ever ate but I'm trying to remind myself that $20 a kid for cooking with a culinary chef who graduated from the institue was worth the price even if we didn't get to eat it.
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Post by: biggfredd on June 26, 2007, 07:10:09 PM
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How is everyone else doing this week?

Just great.  hammond cheese with chips and mac salad for lunch and Rally's western cheese dbl for dinner.
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Post by: eotrg on June 26, 2007, 07:39:07 PM
Just great.  hammond cheese with chips and mac salad for lunch and Rally's western cheese dbl for dinner.
Geez, BF, That is not what I would call healthy eating ! :-X It would put me way over on the sodium, fat and calories for the day!
We just had baked salmon steak, (along with my own homemade lowfat tarter sauce), fresh steamed brussel sprouts and steamed sweet corn. It was yummy! Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on June 26, 2007, 07:45:05 PM
mmmmmmmm!! My kinda meal, Deborah!

I made beef stew in the new(est) crockpot. Did I happen to mention that I put the base to the old (new) one in the oven for storage and forgot?  :o Crockpot handles and control panel will pool on the bottom of the oven at 450 degrees. I said to myself as I put it in there..."this is a bad idea." Sure enough, it was.
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Post by: biggfredd on June 26, 2007, 09:15:02 PM
Geez, BF, That is not what I would call healthy eating ! :-X It would put me way over on the sodium, fat and calories for the day!
We just had baked salmon steak, (along with my own homemade lowfat tarter sauce), fresh steamed brussel sprouts and steamed sweet corn. It was yummy! Deborah

I'll come up, you cook.
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Post by: biggfredd on June 26, 2007, 09:16:14 PM
"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?
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Post by: eotrg on June 26, 2007, 09:28:57 PM
In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?

LOL, BF! :devil
:dell   ;)
Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 27, 2007, 12:10:00 AM
I walked to and from my car several times in the heat today and did some walking aroudn in stores as part of my job. that was about all i could handle in the heat.

I did make plans to walk with some other moms on Thursday and we're making plans for Monday too. I'm probably going to try some air-conditioned walking in stores, with baby, tomorrow. we need groceries...wee!

I have a cheap (read: questionably accurate) pedometer somewhere. I might wear it tomorrow just to see how many miles i walk getting groceries and doing other shopping.
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Post by: eotrg on June 27, 2007, 02:31:27 AM
I walked to and from my car several times in the heat today and did some walking aroudn in stores as part of my job. that was about all i could handle in the heat.

I did make plans to walk with some other moms on Thursday and we're making plans for Monday too. I'm probably going to try some air-conditioned walking in stores, with baby, tomorrow. we need groceries...wee!

I have a cheap (read: questionably accurate) pedometer somewhere. I might wear it tomorrow just to see how many miles i walk getting groceries and doing other shopping.


Isn't the recent heat here horrible! 90+ with 90+% humidity, YUCK!!  :053
Keep up the great work, :0191 I am sure that you have been walking lots more now compared to prebaby  :>/prejob!
I have been thinking about buying one too! I actually went out to Amazon and checked on the one that our friend had been using on Saturday, and it is quite reasonable, in my opinion!

http://tinyurl.com/23snjv

Deborah
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Post by: Lyn on June 27, 2007, 08:23:43 AM
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Isn't the recent heat here horrible! 90+ with 90+% humidity, YUCK!! 
Welcome to my world just about 24/7/365 here in Houston area.... :whew
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Post by: signsintime on June 27, 2007, 09:41:19 AM
Florida has been pretty hot and steamy lately, too. It's 85 right now and not even 10 am yet. UGH. If it weren't for the pool I'd never go outside.  :0195
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Post by: serendipity on June 27, 2007, 11:21:26 AM
The problem with 95 and humid here is that it's not usually quite this hot, and it gets cold in the winter time so we don't have thin blood like you floridians. We can get 30-degree temperature differences in a day or two. It's hard to get your body used to it. And our lifestyles just weren't designed for quite this much heat. Lots of homes and apartments without AC, etc.
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Post by: eotrg on June 27, 2007, 11:35:35 AM
The problem with 95 and humid here is that it's not usually quite this hot, and it gets cold in the winter time so we don't have thin blood like you floridians. We can get 30-degree temperature differences in a day or two. It's hard to get your body used to it. And our lifestyles just weren't designed for quite this much heat. Lots of homes and apartments without AC, etc.
:agree2 :agree2
We are NOT used to this kind of heat and humidity here!  Plus tomorrow is my last appt for regular two or three times a week vists to Physical therapy. I wanted to give something to all the wonderful PT's that I have been working with for so many months, so I have been baking gourmet muffins for hours and even with central A/C, 4 hours of having the oven set at 400 degrees can make the kitchen uncomfortable when it is so hot outside! (I made 6 dozen muffins, of all kinds, Blueberry, Oat Bran with Craisins, Pumpkin Spice with Raisins, Banana with Walnuts, and now the last batch which will be Red Raspberry.)

Then I am done in the kitchen for the day, so I hope David is making dinner tonight! LOL, Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 27, 2007, 11:47:40 AM
Those muffins sound so good!! I could almost drive up there just for a taste ;) So many wonderful flavors, but I think Pumpkin Spice intrigues me the most. I wonder how it'd taste with dates instead of raisins? On the rare occassion that I bake, I often sub dates for raisins and like the results so much better.

I love muffins. I just have to remind myself that most of them have so much fat and calories I might as well eat a chocolate cupcake. So I either don't indulge, or indulge marking it as a megacalorie dessert instead of thinking it's innocent fruit and bread.

That is very sweet of you to bake for your PT folks that tortured you for all these months ;) I guess it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. How many months since your surgery?
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Post by: eotrg on June 27, 2007, 11:54:05 AM
They have actually been wonderful for me and to me. I am quite blessed to have had their help and guidance, even though I did complain about the pain involved in the rehab.

My surgery was on January 15th, so it has been 5 1/2 months. After this week, I will only be going to PT once a month for them to check on my progress.

As far as the dates go, I love them and seriously considered using them in place of the Craisins and/or the raisins. I didn't do that though, because it seems that many people do not care for dates, and I wanted the muffins to have a broader appeal. Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 27, 2007, 11:58:57 AM
Yay for dates! In my experience most people are scared by them until they try them innocently tucked into whatever I made or bought, and they like it at least as well as raisins, if not better. I know a lot of people who don't like or merely tolerate raisins.

I'm a dried fruit fan...except for prunes...and raisins I'm so-so on. But other stuff...so good! I have to limit myself when I get a new package of dried fruit. That stuff has a lot of fiber!
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Post by: eotrg on June 27, 2007, 02:58:10 PM
This is one of my mother's favorite recipes: She found it online a long time ago, and she and I were just talking about it this morning. It also makes wonderful muffins if you choose, instead of bread. (If she makes muffins, then the oven temp is set to 400 and they bake for 25-30 minutes, or until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.)

Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mace
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
4 tablespoons milk
1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes

Grease bottom of a loaf pan approximately 9- x 5- x 3-inches. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and spices in mixing bowl; stir in the sugar, pecans, and raisins or dates. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, milk, and mashed sweet potatoes; stir to blend well. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a large spoon just until the mixture is moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.

It is very low in fat, and if you want to easily reduce the cholesterol also, you could substitute egg beaters for the eggs. I almost always substitute applesauce for the oil in baked goods, it tastes great and it adds no fat, and I always use 1% milk or powdered buttermilk instead of whole milk. (I don't even buy or whole milk, and haven't for years. I used to use 2%, but found that 1% is fine and tastes the same. Can't say that for skim though!)

Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 27, 2007, 03:01:59 PM
We almost always use milk substitutes here. Almond milk is my favorite...it's sligbhtly sweet. We usually use the vanilla flavored almond or rice milk and the flavoring is usually unnoticable or noticeable but at least as good when we cook with it. They have just as much calcium, etc. as cow's milk but our tummies tolerate it much better ;)
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Post by: eotrg on June 27, 2007, 06:22:24 PM
I was rather lax in my exercising today. Mostly because I spent hours and hours in the kitchen mixing up and baking the 5 1/2 dozen muffins that I made.

David and I actually just finished packaging them all up for me to take to PT tomorrow, and I was a good girl! :> :>

Even though I never got to the health club today to exercise, I must really be commited to my food plan since I didn't even eat one bite of the muffins even though I LOVE them! ( :P patting myself on the back!)  :laugh:
Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on June 27, 2007, 06:56:09 PM
OMG what willpower!! and if you had a pedometer you probably would have been surprised at how much exercise you actually got "just baking" all day. That walking bending, squating (to check the oven) all adds up. I'm sure you got a good workout anyhow.
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Post by: eotrg on June 27, 2007, 07:09:22 PM
OMG what willpower!! and if you had a pedometer you probably would have been surprised at how much exercise you actually got "just baking" all day. That walking bending, squating (to check the oven) all adds up. I'm sure you got a good workout anyhow.

LOL, I wish that I could take credit for that as my exercise, but I have a 6 ft island directly across from my wall oven, so no bending, no squatting, etc! I did do a lot of standing, but that's about it! Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on June 28, 2007, 06:32:02 PM
I walked and walked and walked today at an outdoor outlet mall. I walked with other moms, then did a few more laps on my own after we broke apart. I was getting tired and did one more lap, so I did some serious walking. It felt good to walk til I was tired. And because this threaad is making me feel more accountable, I was happy to be able to report that I think I walked a few miles...pushing a stroller with baby and stuff loaded onto it  :updown
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Post by: eotrg on June 28, 2007, 07:01:44 PM
I walked and walked and walked today at an outdoor outlet mall. I walked with other moms, then did a few more laps on my own after we broke apart. I was getting tired and did one more lap, so I did some serious walking. It felt good to walk til I was tired. And because this threaad is making me feel more accountable, I was happy to be able to report that I think I walked a few miles...pushing a stroller with baby and stuff loaded onto it  :updown
Awesome, Anne! :cl :098

That's what has keep me motivated as well, so I am happy to hear that it helps you too! 

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Post by: eotrg on June 29, 2007, 05:25:57 AM
Well, my exercise for Thursday was only a mile on my treadmill and then my appt with PT. I graduated today  :0191  8) from regular 2-3 times a week appts, to only going once every 4-6 weeks to have them check on my progress.

I was quite pleased :D! with the measurements that they got for my bending  (they call that flexion) on the new "bionic" knees. They measured 129 degrees on the left, and 125 on the right. Since the actual titanium parts only have a 130 degree maximum bend, I am very happy to be there in less than 6 months. I guess all my hard work has truly paid off, and my balance has greatly improved in the past 6 weeks, so I finally am beginning to think that these new knees are actually part of my body now!

But, I am quite aware that I can't think I am "good to go", and become lax about exercising them, because specific exercises are necessary for me for the rest of my life or the prostheses will not continue to function properly.

So, now I have to stay motivated and commited to regular, consistent exercise, and that is good for the rest of me as well as the knees! Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on June 29, 2007, 07:22:49 AM
You are getting 125 and 129 degrees out of a possible 130?? That's INCREDIBLE!! You are doing everything right, it sounds like. I bet the PT people were glad to have someone who took rehab seriously. I've been in rehab before way back when I first got MS and had an attack that left me with serious balance issues. Lots of people were there getting a painful workout with the PT Nazis, and my therapist confided in me that most of them don't do anything they are supposed to once they walk out the door and so the time they spend with the patient is basically pointless.

You are a model patient, Deborah! And you graduated!! How awesome.
 :twinkle :twinkle :twinkleCongratulations!! :twinkle :twinkle :twinkle
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Post by: eotrg on June 29, 2007, 07:30:32 AM
Thank you, Jeri, that is so sweet of you to say! I'm not even going to pretend that I'm not proud about that, because I am. :love005. Deborah
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Post by: Lyn on June 29, 2007, 08:32:25 AM
What a milestone! Congratulations Deb!!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on June 30, 2007, 04:39:25 PM
Yesterday I did not exercise at all, so this morning I got up and did a mile on my  :move, and then went to the health club and did 10.5 miles on the recumbent bike, and 3 sets of 10 each on the leg press @60 lbs. (Gotta give these titanium knees a good work out!)  :01bub
I was quite pleased to find out that I have lost 5.5 lbs :D! since June 18th when I started following the Weight Watchers points system.
How's everyone else doing with getting some exercise this week?
Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on June 30, 2007, 05:21:37 PM
Deborah I'm so proud of you and what an inspiration :vibes

I've had a stressful week and haven't done well at all :'(  That's okay I will get out of this rut and I will do this!

Think thin, think thin I keep telling myself :pink

Did go swimming for a few hours this afternoon so that helps!

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Post by: eotrg on June 30, 2007, 05:29:46 PM
Thank you, Danielle! :vibes
Yes, swimming is great exercise! Don't worry about this past week, start all over and begin again.
I know you can do it, anyone who can be a wife and mother, homeschool 2 young boys and do everything else that you do, will have NO problem getting more fit by exercise and watching what you eat.
I found a wonderful site to track what I eat and the calories I burn, it is
www.thedailyplate.com
and it is really making me think about EVERY thing I eat or drink.  :-X
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on June 30, 2007, 05:44:50 PM
When my BIL was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and was told by his doc to lose weight, he asked what diet to try. Doc told him the answer was simple. Don't go on a diet, but when you load your plate up to eat, scrap 1/2 back. And don't do seconds. He dropped 30 lbs. and didn't even exercise.
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Post by: eotrg on June 30, 2007, 05:50:02 PM
Good idea, Jeri!
My mom and dad are also trying to slim down a bit, so now my mom sets the table with the luncheon sized plates from her china service. (They are a lot smaller than dinner plates, and they can still fill it up and stay on track!) Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on June 30, 2007, 06:07:07 PM
Oh, that was something I was going to mention, too! He felt so cheated by the smaller portion that they went out and got smaller plates... half the serving fills the plate so the mind is fooled into thinking you're getting a lot!

I've been getting a little more exercise but don't want to overdo it. (that's my excuse for not doing more *heh*).

Deborah, how do you like the recumbent bike? I've been seriously considering getting one for my home. Probably a stationary one since I wouldn't trust myself to get half way across town and conk out. Seems like it would be easier on all the body parts than a conventional bike.

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on June 30, 2007, 06:25:48 PM
The recumbent stationary bike is wonderful. It is the major thing that is recommended by my therapists,  as low impact, but still very effective for strength, endurance and/or cardio benefits. I love to use them. I own a very nice treadmill, but the bike is what I really like to use. I recommend getting one that is what they call step through, so you don't have a bar to swing your leg over when you get on. The recumbent ones that I use at therapy and at the health club all have wonderful full seats with a supportive back so you are not sitting on a traditional bicycle seat, more like a regular chair seat.

Since the ones that I have used are all commercial bikes and are made for PT centers or health clubs, I can not give a personal recommendation for any particular home model, but these are very similar in design to the one that I use every time.
http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-230-Recumbent-Exercise-Bike/dp/B000MXMK94  *I really like the way this one looks.*
http://tinyurl.com/2agcp9   ***This one is battery operated, and not something I'd pick***
http://www.amazon.com/Merit-710B-Recumbent-Exercise-Bike/dp/B000GVKBV6  *Not as many features that I like on this one*
Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on June 30, 2007, 06:51:17 PM
Oooo!! Thanks for the links and the critique. I need something low impact but still good for strength and cardio. And let's face it, anything I can do sitting as opposed to standing is a major plus.  :laugh:
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Post by: eotrg on June 30, 2007, 06:59:00 PM
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And let's face it, anything I can do sitting as opposed to standing is a major plus. :laugh:
 

I think that was my basic philosophy of life! (At least it was for so many years with so much pain before my knee replacements)
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on June 30, 2007, 08:04:49 PM
Oh, Jeri, I also forget to mention that when you shop for a recumbent exercise bike, make sure that you find one that allows you to move not only the seat, but the back of the seat as well. For example, since you are not tall and I am, we need different positions for our legs, and you may like your seat back more reclined than I do, so you should find one that is fully adjustable.

When I was in the market for the treadmill that we bought, I went to several sporting goods stores, like Dick's or Dunham's, or Sports Authority to try them to see if I liked them. Even if you end up buying one somewhere else, (such as Amazon or eBay, etc), at least you have actually sat on one and tried it before you commit to it.
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on June 30, 2007, 09:47:01 PM
Excellent idea, Deborah! It will be quite an investment considering my budget and I guess I need to give one a test drive! I'm also considering checking out a local gym. My sister goes to Curves but their kind of workout sounds too intense for me. I'm not trying to lose weight, just gradually build strength without getting overheated or too fatigued.

If I can find a gym that has a recumbent bike I might even join just to use that one thing.   That way I can see if it's something I would stick with rather than blowing a couple hundred for another thing to dust. :laugh:
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 01, 2007, 07:34:20 PM


I lost 5 lbs. this week.
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Post by: serendipity on July 01, 2007, 07:47:04 PM
That's great, leo! That's a lot of weight for one week...can we rest assured that you lost all that in a safe, healthy way?
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Post by: chezleo on July 01, 2007, 07:54:30 PM
That's great, leo! That's a lot of weight for one week...can we rest assured that you lost all that in a safe, healthy way?

I am back on Lasix.

Pretty soon my doctor is going to start giving me acupuncture treatment for weight loss.

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Post by: biggfredd on July 01, 2007, 08:05:55 PM
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Pretty soon my doctor is going to start giving me acupuncture treatment for weight loss.
:poke
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on July 01, 2007, 08:53:36 PM
Leo I'm interested to know how that goes for you please keep us updated.

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 01, 2007, 09:39:30 PM
 :D! Yay Leo!!! Do you feel any different? Just pick up a 5 lb sack of sugar and think to yourself "I lost this much!" that's 5 lbs you don't have to carry any more. Now put down the sugar and that's another 5.  :0240
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 01, 2007, 09:44:28 PM
:poke

I lose 30# a week with only four accurate punctures, does that count?
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 01, 2007, 11:46:00 PM
I lose 30# a week with only four accurate punctures, does that count?

do you gain that back every week?

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 01, 2007, 11:47:31 PM
Man, you've got to be feeling great walking out of there!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 02, 2007, 02:31:33 AM
do you gain that back every week?


yup, if at all possible.
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Man, you've got to be feeling great walking out of there!
Not really.  Sitting in one position for four hours is a PITA.   As long as my BP is up, tho, I feel OK.
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Post by: serendipity on July 02, 2007, 01:10:42 PM
I can't speak for the quality of it (looks a lot like my cheap one!) but you can get a free pedometer here:
http://www.myheartnow.com/content/index.jsp
I hear the survey is VERY short.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 02, 2007, 01:18:38 PM
I can't speak for the quality of it (looks a lot like my cheap one!) but you can get a free pedometer here:
[url]http://www.myheartnow.com/content/index.jsp[/url]
I hear the survey is VERY short.


my pedometer is on the way! :D! :D! :D!
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Post by: signsintime on July 02, 2007, 01:31:08 PM
So is mine! Thanks for posting that! It goes higher than 2 digits?? Why?  :017  :0240
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Post by: eotrg on July 02, 2007, 01:42:15 PM
David and I both have one on the way too! Thanks, Anne! Deborah
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Post by: chezleo on July 02, 2007, 02:02:01 PM
So is mine! Thanks for posting that! It goes higher than 2 digits?? Why?  :017  :0240
when you're running away from the dogs. :0240 :0240 :0240
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 02, 2007, 04:58:31 PM
Well, the last couple of times that I have used my treadmill, I had to stop a little early because of a sharp pain  :'( in left shin. It seems that I have started having shin splints in that leg, and now I can only do the treadmill every other day for a while. I can still do the recumbent bike, (I did 10miles today and increased the intensity to level 5 from level 4 which is what I had been doing.) I can also use the leg press, and I did 3 sets of 10 on each leg at 70 lbs, and then 1 set of 10 on both legs at 90 lbs.

I am pretty sad ::) about not being able to use the treadmill every day, because I really think it has truly made my gait improve in a big way. I am just beginning to walk with a smooth gait, and don't want to lose that. Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on July 02, 2007, 07:24:11 PM
I can't speak for the quality of it (looks a lot like my cheap one!) but you can get a free pedometer here:
[url]http://www.myheartnow.com/content/index.jsp[/url]
I hear the survey is VERY short.


Thank You!

I was just reading in a magazine that woman should do 10,000 steps a day.  Wonder how many I actually do :h0162
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Post by: chezleo on July 02, 2007, 07:27:00 PM

10,000 steps a day sounds like a lot but I guess they add up pretty fast when you are on the go.

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Post by: eotrg on July 02, 2007, 07:31:06 PM
10,000 steps for most people with an average stride, is about 5 miles, according to this site:
http://www.thewalkingsite.com/10000steps.html

So, in other words, average would not include BF! LOL,
Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on July 02, 2007, 07:53:53 PM
The Latin milla passum (1000 paces) translates to a mile, but even in high school, I realized that a kilometer was more accurate.

When estimating distances, I use 3' per step, and it comes amazingly close.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 03, 2007, 08:14:23 AM
The Latin milla passum (1000 paces) translates to a mile, but even in high school, I realized that a kilometer was more accurate.

When estimating distances, I use 3' per step, and it comes amazingly close.

Only problem is that most peoples legs are NOT 6 feet long Fredd. You are probably the only 5'19" member of this forum!! :laugh: :laugh:

David(Mr. EOTRG)
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Post by: signsintime on July 03, 2007, 08:21:42 AM
That's what I was thinking. My short little legs have to stretch pretty far to reach 3 feet. John always measures stuff out using the 3' stride tho. And it's pretty darn accurate for him, too.

On another note, I grocery shopped yesterday and since my legs were feeling pretty good I decided to forgo the electric cart and walked. OMG! By the time I got to the checkout my legs were wobbling and my heart was pounding. Don't think I was really ready for that, but it was exercise. Next time I'm getting the electric cart. They are making stores too big nowadays.
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Post by: chisumtrailmercantile on July 03, 2007, 02:57:54 PM
Well I did my daily mile walk - no where near to 10,000 steps tho - I asked my husband for a tread mill on my 40th birthday - and he said "No, it won't get used - you need diamonds" - they don't get used much either - LOL - Bless his heart -  :0240
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 03, 2007, 03:08:52 PM
Great, any exercise is good!  :D! Until I started doing the rehab PT from my knee replacements, I did not do much at all on a regular basis, but now it has to be a lifelong habit for me to maintain the mobility of my knees with their new titanium components.

I went to the health club today and did 10.5 miles on the recumbent bike at intensity level 5, and then did 3 sets of 10 on each leg with the leg press at 70 lbs, and then one set of 10 with both legs at 90 lbs.

Because I was feeling pretty good, then I did 12 minutes on the ellipitcal, which is a new machine for me, so I didn't go above intensity level 3. 

Deborah


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Post by: wahm922 on July 03, 2007, 03:18:36 PM
I got my treadmill on freecycle - its nothing special but it does the job.  It's manual so I have to work extra hard to make it go :move

I haven't been doing well - too stressed I guess :h0162

Just went to the grocery store today and its way to depressing knowing I have to buy what we can afford and not what is best for us!

I am making sure the kids get their fresh fruits and veggies before I do.  Do you know how much fat is in those Raman noodles :o

I keep saying "think thin, think thin" but the mirror and my clothing shouts "you're fat" :-(
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Post by: eotrg on July 03, 2007, 04:19:33 PM
I got my treadmill on freecycle - its nothing special but it does the job. I am making sure the kids get their fresh fruits and veggies before I do.  Do you know how much fat is in those Raman noodles :o

I keep saying "think thin, think thin" but the mirror and my clothing shouts "you're fat" :-(

That manual treadmill will definitely MAKE you work. And Anything you can do is better than ZIP.

 I have bursitis in my hips at the moment so I am just doing Upper Body work at Cardiac Rehab. 45 minutes of upper body exercise is better than NO exercise. Get the heart pumping and burn the calories.

One thing about those noodles. Check the SODIUM content, it is beyond belief. It makes canned soup look healthy. The kids loved them, then I actually looked at the nutrition info, and not only didn't I buy them anymore I tossed the ones we had. 

David(Mr. EOTRG)
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Post by: signsintime on July 03, 2007, 05:43:30 PM


One thing about those noodles. Check the SODIUM content, it is beyond belief. It makes canned soup look healthy. The kids loved them, then I actually looked at the nutrition info, and not only didn't I buy them anymore I tossed the ones we had. 

David(Mr. EOTRG)

I hear ya! While on steroids and having to be conscious of sodium and carb intake it just amazed me the amount of salt in prepared foods. Even whole grain BREAD has loads of it.  I ended up cooking everything from scratch using Mrs. Dash and spices for seasoning. Once I got off the steroids and could eat "normal" again, we ordered take out from a local restaurant that cooks southern style food. I was appalled at how salty their stuff tasted. *sigh* back to cooking.  :(
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Post by: biggfredd on July 03, 2007, 05:44:04 PM
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I am making sure the kids get their fresh fruits and veggies before I do.  Do you know how much fat is in those Raman noodles
.

If the Good Lord had meant for us to be vegetarians, cows would run faster.
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Post by: eotrg on July 03, 2007, 05:50:46 PM
I hear ya! While on steroids and having to be conscious of sodium and carb intake it just amazed me the amount of salt in prepared foods. Even whole grain BREAD has loads of it.  I ended up cooking everything from scratch using Mrs. Dash and spices for seasoning. Once I got off the steroids and could eat "normal" again, we ordered take out from a local restaurant that cooks southern style food. I was appalled at how salty their stuff tasted. *sigh* back to cooking.  :(

We have to read the nutrition labels on everything since David and I are both supposed to be on low sodium diets. There is sodium in nearly everything, but especially canned and processed foods. We use good spices and have learned to change the way we cook and it does help.
Here is where we love to order spices from, they are not cheap,  but they are fresh, and when you compare the prices for grocery store spices, they are not bad at all. They have the best spices we have found anywhere else, and anyone who we have recommended them to agrees when they buy them as well.
www.penzeys.com
Deborah
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Post by: chezleo on July 03, 2007, 06:13:31 PM


Made an effort to walk more today.

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Post by: eotrg on July 03, 2007, 06:15:10 PM
 :D! :D! That's good, Leo, I am sure that even a little bit is a good thing. Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on July 03, 2007, 06:48:41 PM
.

If the Good Lord had meant for us to be vegetarians, cows would run faster.

Who said my kids don't eat meat.  I said I make sure they get their fresh fruits and veggies.  I guess the good lord intended for man to pump the cows full of artificial hormones and chemicals :017

Sorry didn't mean to go off topic but sometimes I just can't ignore the smart ass comments :ang021

:back2topic
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Post by: serendipity on July 03, 2007, 11:38:16 PM
That's the second time I've seen that line in less than a week and I was going to just ignore it. But since I just un-ignored, I guess, I'll say it's just plain stupid.

Funny thing is, I've been a vegetarian for 17 years. I only recently found out that my body doesn't make enough of a chemical that inhibits kidney stone formation, and I'll probably make more and more stones as life goes on if I don't take medication for this. One of the other recommendations is not to eat excessive protein. I've been doing OK with that one for years  :up just imagine how many stones I might have had if I ate 20x the necessary amount of protein, like the typical american, and didn't drink tons of water!
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Post by: serendipity on July 03, 2007, 11:41:24 PM
I am beat tonight. I visited several stores for my vendor rep job, and it included a looong merchandising visit...several trips to my car for stuff I should have brought in (you should see how much i have to carry in my trunk just in case!) and then I was back and forth across the store. I probably walked over a mile just in that store. Then I visited more stores, including one in a mall that moved so I ended up parking about as far away as I could have from the actual store.

Then I got home and we went to see fireworks. I had a short walk from the car to where we watched them but it was a lot when I'm this tired!
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Post by: biggfredd on July 04, 2007, 11:51:29 AM
I walked down to see the payraid, does that count?
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Post by: serendipity on July 04, 2007, 11:56:42 AM
^^ Depends... was the parade right outside your door?
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Post by: chezleo on July 04, 2007, 11:58:47 AM
^^ Depends... was the parade right outside your door?

In Lancaster everything is practically outside your door. :0240

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Post by: wahm922 on July 04, 2007, 12:47:53 PM
I went swimming :h0035
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Post by: biggfredd on July 04, 2007, 01:17:48 PM
^^ Depends... was the parade right outside your door?
Half block down the street. Almost missed lunch. Good thing I didn't, they had debbiled eggs.
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Post by: biggfredd on July 04, 2007, 10:41:13 PM
Walked down to see the farwux.  Saw an ossifer wearing off his donuts on a bicycle.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 04, 2007, 11:35:09 PM
Walked down to see the farwux.  Saw an ossifer wearing off his donuts on a bicycle.

 :0240 :0240 :0240
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Post by: eotrg on July 05, 2007, 06:14:00 AM
I didn't go to the health club yesterday, as they were closed for the holiday. I do plan to go there today, though! I was a good girl the past week with exercise and eating, and so far, since June 18th I have lost 6.5 lbs. :laugh: :vibes Deborah
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Post by: chezleo on July 05, 2007, 07:49:21 AM
I was a good girl the past week with exercise and eating, and so far, since June 18th I have lost 6.5 lbs. :laugh: :vibes Deborah

Are you supposed to be losing at this time?

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Post by: eotrg on July 05, 2007, 08:03:08 AM
Are you supposed to be losing at this time?
No problem losing weight now, I will be 6 months post op on July 15th, and since my knees got so bad about 10 months ago, I have gained weight as I wasn't active enough. Now that I am essentially healed from the surgery, it is okay for me to lose some of it.

(It is also good to have no extra weight to increase  the potential life span of the implants. Knees really are affected by increased body weight.) Deborah
 
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 07, 2007, 08:16:38 AM
 :hello3 Anyone else out there still working on their fitness? I sometimes feel as if I am now talking to myself here! :-[ 

I know that we just had a holiday this week, and people are very busy with families as well as business.  8)
I just wanted to "nudge"  :love005 anyone of you who have been participating here, and to encourage any new posters to join in and keep one another motivated!

I have now lost 6.7 lbs :vibes since 6/18, when I began following the Weight Watchers food plan, and have been regularly exercising at the health club for the rehab and strengthening of my knees,  and also doing what I am allowed to do on my own treadmill at home. I am planning to hit the club this morning to use their recumbent bike, leg press, and elliptical machine.  How 'bout you?
Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on July 07, 2007, 08:32:02 AM
I am meeting with a friend who used to be an aerobics instructor to have her help me design a work out plan that will okay for me to do.

Great news that you have lost the 6.7 lbs Deborah!! Your knees will surely thank you.

I have accidentally lost another 5 lbs... I'm trying NOT to lose weight and I don't know what's taking it off me. I went from 109 when I saw the doc 2 weeks ago to 104 yesterday. I haven't weighed that little since before I had my oldest son, and he's 25!!

I think I need to add some major carbs back into the diet or something.

So far I have saved $12 towards my recumbent bike! I'll be your riding partner soon, Deborah!
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Post by: eotrg on July 07, 2007, 09:07:11 AM
That is great, Jeri! I hope that she will be able to design something for you that is just what you need.
Oh, and as far as the "accidently losing 5 lbs" goes, that sort of thing just never happens to me :?! I have had to work hard to lose what I've lost so far, and it will take a while before I can say that I am done.
Hah, 105 lbs :o! I am 5 ft 9, and have  been that tall since I was 16 years old. I don't even remember when I would have weighed 105 lbs! :o
YEAH for getting to Day 4 of NON SMOKING!!  :heartB :D! :362 We're proud of you!
Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on July 07, 2007, 09:40:04 AM
I'm following along with you so keep talking, you know your an inspiration  :heartB

I haven't been doing so well :-[
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Post by: chezleo on July 07, 2007, 10:33:44 AM


lost 2 lbs this week.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 07, 2007, 11:35:28 AM
@ Leo, 
 :D! :D! :D! 8)
That's great, Leo! Congratulations! That's exactly what my goal is, to try and lose 2 lbs a week, until I have reached the weight I was before my knee saga began.

@ Danielle,
No problem, D, if any of us can just be any sort of an inspiration, then that is a good thing! For example, Jeri is an inspiration to me with her NO SMOKING goal, and I am not a smoker. Everyone can take some inspiration from the hard work and effort that she has shown.

You have a LOT going on in your life right now, so don't be discouraged, just be inspired, and when the time is right, you'll be ready.
Deborah :love005
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 07, 2007, 11:39:59 AM
I'm still in. Not doing as much formal exercise these days, but still trying to make healthier eating choices. I'm also getting more exercise as part of my day-to-day life. Focusing on cleaning, organizing, getting rid of stuff (ok, reverse that order lol) and it can wear me out. I'm also noticing a big increase in my arm strength. Carrying around ~16 lbs of baby or ~24 lb of baby in carseat carrier can do that. I notice when I empty the dehumidifier now I have no problem carrying the awkward, water-filled bin steadily, instead of sloshing as I go.

I've also lost a couple of pounds  :D! Not sure exactly how much, because how much I've had to drink, how recently and how much the baby nursed, how long since going to the bathroom, etc. can easily cause a pound or two variance. But when I weigh myself alone and with baby or a package to guess the weight, my weight is being consistently lower! That is great to see after plateauing for a while. Sometimes it seems like when I stop actively trying as hard, that's when a few pounds come off. A watched pot never boils? or maybe my more healthy habits are doing more good than i realized. And maybe I'm burning more calories than i knew with my organizing attempts.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 07, 2007, 11:52:07 AM
Remember muscle weighs more. So if you've gotten muscle mass from carrying her around and all that comes with a baby. Even if you might not number wise have lots the lbs you want...it's now muscle and that's a good thing.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 07, 2007, 12:03:13 PM
I have been noticing the flap of flab  :o on my belly is getting a little less scary. I keep looking like I'm at earlier stages of pregnancy LOL  I think I've gone from the way I looked at 4 months to the way I looked at 3 months ;) I think my thighs are getting less monstrous, but the stomach is another story and I do understand why mothers think about tummy tucks.

I just noticed the little round skin biopsy scar i had on my belly...got stretched out so it distorted and enlarged :-( Never noticed it amid all the big stetchmarks. My poor belly will never be the same. I know, the baby is worth it, but I can still mourn the loss of my old belly, which I never appreciated enough til now.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 07, 2007, 12:07:09 PM
@ Serendipity, Excellent! 2 lbs is wonderful and anytime that you can lose anything while you are still nursing is a great thing! You may miss that flatter prebaby body, but you have a gorgeous new baby daughter in exchange for that, so it's okay! Eventually things will get back to normal, but you have a very busy life now Anne, (and hate to tell ya, but it will be that way for at least 18 years. :o :h0035........) So just staying committed to any regular exercise is a big thing in my mind!
Thanks for starting this thread, and for helping me to keep it going.

@Jewel,  :up. You are so right,  I am sure that Anne is gaining muscle and that does add to weight. I know that I am gaining muscles in my legs, and even though the pounds don't always come off as quickly as I would like, I can see such an improvement in the muscles in my legs. (Doing 90 lbs on the leg press machine has got to do something, right?) Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 08, 2007, 11:17:11 PM
I did a lot of baby lifts today, laying down and lifting her up over my head. We did it a bunch of times playing, then I decided to do it as excercise so did some more. She was thrilled and I hopefully worked on my biceps  :up
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 09, 2007, 12:19:22 AM
See, now that's what I call smart! You and Lexy can bond while you get those arms fit! Great, Anne! Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 09, 2007, 08:25:57 AM


I've lost 2" around my waist since this thread started.  :D! :D!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 09, 2007, 08:34:28 AM
Oh my, Leo, that's wonderful!  :362  :0191
I hope that somehow, the thread has been of some help, but it's obvious you have been doing something  yourself. (And that you have been doing that something very well, too!) I hope you are feeling well and that you can keep the momentum.
I wish that I would have done my measurements before I started, but I only recorded my weight. So far, I have lost 7 lbs since 6/18 but I do not know about inches.

Congratulations, Leo :up.
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 09, 2007, 08:43:47 AM
YAY Leo!!! You're doing great!!  :cl :cl :cl

Baby presses... great new exercise! There should be a mother's group that has you bring your infant and use her/him to work out with. As you get progressively better at it, the baby puts on weight anyhow, making the workout harder. No need to get a babysitter, and a great way to get together with other moms. I think you're onto something Anne!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 09, 2007, 12:32:00 PM
Baby presses... great new exercise! There should be a mother's group that has you bring your infant and use her/him to work out with. As you get progressively better at it, the baby puts on weight anyhow, making the workout harder. No need to get a babysitter, and a great way to get together with other moms. I think you're onto something Anne!

 :offtopic - But hey this is an Off-Topic area isn't it. :017 :017

This reminds me of the Farm Kid who wants to be a World Champion weight ligfter, and the only thing he has to lift is baby cows. So when the that years calves are born he starts lifting them each 5 times a day. And as they grow continues. Before the end of that year you have the Govenor of CAL-I-FORN-YA!!
:back2topic

Keep it up Leo and everybody else. Good job.

David(Mr. EOTRG)
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 09, 2007, 01:13:03 PM
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So when the that years calves are born he starts lifting them each 5 times a day. And as they grow continues. Before the end of that year you have the Govenor of CAL-I-FORN-YA!!

That story's a lot of :bull
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chisumtrailmercantile on July 12, 2007, 02:40:27 PM
I just do my mile walk - and walk - and walk -  :thud
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 12, 2007, 03:31:12 PM
I just do my mile walk - and walk - and walk -  :thud

Yeah! Walking a mile is great! I'm glad to see some new posters to this topic! Everyone is welcome to join us try and get more fit! Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 12, 2007, 03:36:00 PM
I haven't posted on this topic for a couple of days, but David was in the hospital, so I was preoccupied. He is home now, and things are getting back to normal.
I can report that since June 19th, I have lost 9.5 lbs :D! :P.
I missed a couple of days at the health club, but I did do a mile and a half on my treadmill at home today, and will head out to exercise at the club tomorrow. I hope everyone else is keeping on track too!
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 12, 2007, 03:46:21 PM
:cl 9.5 lbs. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Way to go!!! :cl

I am so impressed with your stick-to-it-iveness! You have really made a lifestyle change/commitment and that's the only way to stay healthy in the long run. You are my inspiration.  :h0035
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 13, 2007, 12:07:36 AM
Wow! That si a lot of weight loss, Deborah! i know your dedication is a big part of the great results!

i am happy to report that my belly is getting smaller. pants are getting looser and looser. I had bought two pairs of pants to wear to work, but had only worn the one pair... i tried on the other ones today (still had tags on) and they are getting loose! Not so bad I couldn't wear them, but enough that I think they are going back to the store because I plan to keep trimming that stomach :D! I just bought those pants 2-1/2 weeks ago, and they fit perfectly then!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 14, 2007, 09:49:24 AM
Thanks for the cheerleading! The more results I see, the more motivated I get, and that is not just weight loss results, it is the awesome results I am now seeing with the rehab from my knee replacements. Just in the past month, I have made very big strides (in more ways than one!) LOL, my gait, aka stride, is finally becoming normal!

David said yesterday that I am now walking normally, but he says it is a "new normal" because my former knee problems caused me to have an abnormal gait, and now it is truly becoming normal!

I did 12+ miles on the recumbent exercise bike yesterday at the health club. I did the 12.3 miles at intensity level 5 for 40 minutes and then a 5 minute cool down. I also used the leg press at 70lbs for each leg, 3 sets of 10. Then, when I got home, I did 1.5 miles on my treadmill. (I am not cleared to increase the speed on the treadmill yet, so I can only go at 2.1 mph. Hopefully, the PT's will increase that when I see them in a couple of weeks.)
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 14, 2007, 11:15:11 AM


No loss. No gain. This week.  :s0147 :s0147 :s0147
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 14, 2007, 11:49:12 AM

No loss. No gain. This week.  :s0147 :s0147 :s0147

Hey, Leo, no gain IS a good thing! Don't worry, if you are following the instructions that your MD has given you, then you are doing just fine!  :D! :D! Don't give up!
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on July 14, 2007, 01:44:38 PM
Everyone is doing GREAT :D!

They do have mommy and baby workout groups.  I never did any classes myself but I did get a video from the library and did it at home.  We like yoga for kids, our favorite is E-I-E-I Yoga. I also used to do a playground workout with the kids when I was teaching preschool.

Where there's a will there's a way to get it done :up

I've had a rough few weeks but things are starting to look up and I'm confident life is only going to get better from this point on.  With that being said I plan to get back on track as far as diet and exercise next week.  No more putting my needs last, in order to take care of my family I need to take care of myself and its okay to do that - I know that now :077
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 14, 2007, 01:57:23 PM
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With that being said I plan to get back on track as far as diet and exercise next week.  No more putting my needs last, in order to take care of my family I need to take care of myself and its okay to do that - I know that now

That is very true,  :s0156 Danielle.
 :exactly  No one but you can change you, so you must take care of yourself in order to take care of your family. Hope that this is the beginning of some great changes for you :love005.
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 18, 2007, 04:22:29 PM
Well, if anyone here is still interested in keeping this topic up here, I will leave the sticky on it, but since lately it seems as if I am talking to myself, I'm not sure there is still interest here. :?

I am continuing my exercise to rehab my knees and to lose some of the pounds that I picked up as a result of not being active before and after the knee replacements.  So far, it has been one month today since I began following the Weight Watcher's points food plan, and I have lost 10lbs. I hope others are continuing to try get fit or to keep themselves fit.

Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 18, 2007, 05:00:00 PM
My weight isn't really changing much, but I'm getting more fit. My stomach is shrinking (yay!!!) It's funny how a gut that would have driven me nuts before is now a GOOD thing ;) I need to get some new pants and shorts! My main pair of shorts (I only have 2 that fit  :-[ ) are almost too loose to wear. My 2 pairs of capris are pretty loose too! And the pair of khakis I got for work are sorely in need of a belt once they've stretched out a little from wearing. I find myself hiking up my pants/shorts a lot.

 I can't believe how strong my arms are getting. I've NEVER had good upper body strength, but this carrying 16 lbs of baby all the time built up my muscles. At first I wasn't keeping up with her growth, but now I am. When I carry her in her carseat, that's about 25 pounds! And it's an awkward 25 lbs, so I take advantage of carts whenever i can. I pick up things with ease that used to be a struggle for me. i'm impressed by my new arm muscles, but they need to keep building to keep up with this growing kid of mine, so i'll keep doing my over-the-head baby lifts. It's great to be able to work out and play with the baby at the same time.  :up
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on July 18, 2007, 05:04:04 PM
My eating has improved - no Raman noodles this week but of course I'm not where I should be as far as eating healthy.  I know what I should be eating its just really hard justifying the money to buy the "good" foods for myself right now.

My MIL left for a month's vacation and she gave me all her Slim Fast shakes.  I know they are nothing but processed garbage but I have been drinking one every morning and it keeps me filled up until lunch.

I haven't hit the treadmill this week but we did swim for a couple of hours today.

I'm doing the best I can with what I have right now.  Deborah please keep posting as I am reading and cheering you on.  I've said it once and I'll say it again - you are an inspiration :heartB
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 18, 2007, 05:32:06 PM
My neighbor shared some really yummy smoothie recipes that have all sorts of good stuff in them. I am thinking of getting a Magic Bullet like she has so I can make single servings with little cleanup. These are similar to the smoothes I pay $3-4 for as a treat at the local healthy food place.

For breakfast at home I usually eat a bowl of healthy cereal, and maybe some fruit juice instead of water. If I'm on the go I toast some eggo waffles and eat those in the car. Not as healthy as my cereals but still not too many points  :up
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 18, 2007, 05:40:11 PM
Yes, Deborah!! Do keep posting!! I need to get motivated to get off my tukass and do some exercise and your posts are so motivating!!!  :D! :D! :D!

Smoothies? Did I hear smoothies??

I JUST bought a blender today and then went straight to the store and got blueberries, strawberries, nectarines, bananas, pineapple juice and orange juice. Then I threw it all together and made 2 smoothies -- one each for my son and me.

It looked AWFUL because of the dark blue specks from the blue berries, but it tasted tangy and fruity and was thick like a shake. I didn't use a recipe, but I need to get some recipes because I'm hooked now. My son says "lets have that for dessert every night!" If he thinks it tastes good enough to be ranked as "dessert" then by all means, I'm going to keep on making them!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 18, 2007, 05:44:54 PM
 :heartB
Well, that is very nice to hear, everyone! I didn't want to stop posting to this topic, but I was feeling as if I might be the only one who really got any benefit out of it.  :-(
Since it is helpful to all of you, and is very helpful for me to document my commitment, then we will keep it going!
Thank you all, and it sounds as if you are all working hard, too, so let's keep it up.
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on July 21, 2007, 12:20:56 PM
Speaking of smoothies . . .

I know it probably doesn't sound very good but give it a try you might be surprised - we love green drinks!

Spinach, frozen banana, water and/or juice and any other fruit you might like to give it more flavor.  The banana is important, its a great base for smoothies and other blended drinks!

You can also use kale but we end up using spinach most of the time cause its easier to get in the grocery store.

For breakfast shakes we like frozen banana, fresh strawberries, milk or soy with protein powder added and some ground flax for the omegas and fiber.

Careful with the all fruit smoothies, they are still very high in sugar and calories!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 22, 2007, 05:03:24 PM


no gain or loss again this week. I think I'm going to try that ALLI diet plan.

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 22, 2007, 05:24:08 PM

no gain or loss again this week. I think I'm going to try that ALLI diet plan.

Leo, just because you didn't lose this week is not a reason to give up. :-(
 Do you know that ALLI isn't really a diet plan, it is a drug?  It is a lower strength version of the prescription drug Xenical,  which blocks approx 1/4 of all fats from being absorbed by the intestines, and it has some pretty nasy side effects.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/06/13/health/webmd/main2925606.shtml

According to the information, Alli still requires a low calorie diet and physical exercise along with the drug, so it is not a magic pill. If you are considering using it, I would highly recommend that you have your MD's approval and direction. It could be dangerous for you to do it without medical approval.

Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: chezleo on July 22, 2007, 05:47:06 PM

I will check with my doctor.

Thanks.

I know what my doctor is going to say.

 :s0147 :s0147 :s0147
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 22, 2007, 06:29:13 PM
YAY Leo for NOT GAINING!!! :D! :D! :D! That is as big a thing as losing, almost. The next best thing, anyhow.  :D! :D! :D!

Try to do it without drugs if possible. the less drugs one puts in one's body, the better, I am convinced.  :vibes
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 22, 2007, 08:58:30 PM
YAY Leo for NOT GAINING!!! :D! :D! :D! That is as big a thing as losing, almost. The next best thing, anyhow.  :D! :D! :D!

Try to do it without drugs if possible. the less drugs one puts in one's body, the better, I am convinced.  :vibes
I agree, Jeri, not gaining is a good thing! :P
I haven't lost anything for 4 days, but I am sure that in a couple more days, I will wake up to find I have indeed, lost a couple more pounds. I have been faithfully following my food plan, and the 10lbs that I have lost already are pretty good so far. (I started on June 18th, and even managed to stay on track when David was in the hospital, and I was eating away from home for a couple of days, so I am feeling pretty good about it.)
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 23, 2007, 06:36:57 PM
On Friday I walked around 2 miles, pushing a stroller. I walked with some other moms, and we did detour over to an ice cream shop, so I'm not so sure I came out ahead in the weight-loss mission, but walking felt good and it was good exercise. it was a really nice day for it.

I could have done worse with the ice cream. I can't eat ice cream, but did eat a small frozen yogurt sundae (black raspberry-yum!) with m&m crumbles on top. No whipped cream, just a cherry. Much smaller than the ice creams everyone else got.

Saturday and Sunday I read my book. I got some walking in shopping Saturday, but that's about it.

I REALLY want to get out on my bike more, if DH would only come home when it's daylight and I'm not rushing to make a shipping deadline!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 23, 2007, 06:41:46 PM
Good for you, Dipity! I did 1.5 miles on the treadmill and have been busy at home here, and haven't made it to the health club for 5 days. I am going tomorrow FOR SURE! I did finally lose a bit, not much but .8 lb. I will take that though, since it was the first loss in a week. Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 23, 2007, 06:58:54 PM
Thanks for cheering me on, Deborah! I wouldn't let your slowing weight loss worry you...all that muscle you are building weighs more than fat. As you replace the fat with muscle, you'll burn more and more calories even when you're inactive, and you'll drop pounds with less effort (or maintain when you're being bad lol).

I watch for overall trends on the scale... especially since women's hormonal fluctuations can make a big difference in water weight!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 23, 2007, 07:21:09 PM
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especially since women's hormonal fluctuations can make a big difference in water weight!

You are SO right! :( :053 :-(
Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 23, 2007, 08:40:18 PM
I found out a week ago that I was B-12 deficient. I started taking mega doses of B-12 as per doctor's orders. Sunday I went grocery shopping with my mother. She wanted to insist that I get an electric cart but I stood my ground and told her I'd walk.

We went up and down every aisle. I even passed some slow pokes (omg I thought I would never in my life do that again) and when we left I was still walking and not ready to collapse.

I'm thinking the B-12 is helping a lot. I've only been on the mega dose for a week. 1000 mcg. Then I go to just taking it once a week to taking it once a month.

Oddly enough, I find out from reading about b-12 deficiency that the symptoms are very similar to MS and can even make lesions that appear on MRI. Man! It would be nice to think I'd been misdiagnosed and a little B-12 would cure me. LOL A girl can dream, can't she?

Anyhow, that's the most exercise I've gotten since I plugged in the Tai Chi tape a week ago and watched someone else exercise while I sat on the couch.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 23, 2007, 08:50:24 PM
Oh, my Jeri, that is just amazing!   :> :h0161
I am seriously praying for you, and hope that even if you find out that the MS diagnosis really was correct, that this new B12 will help you to do all that you want to do. Don't tax yourself, though, even if you feel wonderful now, because that can, and will, come back to hurt later.  :0195
I am so happy that you found something to revitalize you and that you are feeling a bit better. Deborah
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on July 23, 2007, 08:51:21 PM
Good for you Jeri :D!

I'm so glad the B-12 is helping.  Keep those positive thoughts coming and make that dream a reality :vibes :vibes :vibes

 :bighug
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 23, 2007, 10:34:51 PM
I'm taking some pretty heft doses of B12 right now and feel better.

Talk to your doc about injections...it's easier for me as versus the mega dose pills.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 23, 2007, 10:48:52 PM
We're starting with the pills (why I don't know). Apparently there's a hormone or something that your stomach makes called Intrinsic Factor (IF) that you have to have in order to absorb B-12. If your body's not making it, you won't properly absorb it, so you will become deficient. In that case, they make a sublingual (under the tongue) pill and the shots.

I also found out, after talking to my mom, that my great aunt used to get B-12 shots because she had Pernicious Anemia (caused by B-12 deficiency). I think this stuff is hereditary.

Anyhow, I don't know if it's helping...heck, it could be a sugar pill for all I know...it's just nice to think I'm feeling better for a change. Feeling worse every day gets old and sure wears you out.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 23, 2007, 10:52:34 PM
B-12 shots because she had Pernicious Anemia (caused by B-12 deficiency).

B12 shots sSince summer of 2004....I get a break once every six months..but then my anemia gets worse and it's back to the b12 again. Mine isn't due to pernicious anemia...it's from anemia that the docs can't get under control. <shrug>

Tomorrow is another day, that's what I say anyway.

Glad you're feeling so much better and glad the shots make you feeeeeeeel so bouncy!
<smile>

Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: WayOutWest on July 24, 2007, 06:40:27 AM
hope the b12 helps alot.  it's almost amazing what a little bit of vitamin deficiency can do to a person.  My dentist had a problem a few years back where his hands started to go numb. It got worse and worse, to where he couldnt work and he went to doc after doc and no luck as to why.  Finally went to a doc in dallas and lo and behold was simply a vit B deficiency.  After proper treatment, he's fine.

So anyway, here's hoping that a big part of issues are simply due to the vit B thing and you'll will quickly start to get alot better.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 24, 2007, 08:40:27 AM
Oddly, the B vits are the one thing they have me take twice the regular dose of.  Most everyting else I have to watch because it isn't eliminated as well as normal.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 24, 2007, 08:52:06 AM
It's nearly impossible to OD on B's too.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 24, 2007, 09:48:30 AM
My dentist had a problem a few years back where his hands started to go numb. It got worse and worse, to where he couldnt work and he went to doc after doc and no luck as to why. 
That happened to my brotherinlaw, the numbness continued to worsen...not a good thing for a dentist. After going from doc to doc to doc...the third one figured it out. He had developed an allergy to latex. Can ya believe it?

If you are at the start of Carpal tunnel syndrome...a B complex can help alleviate that also.

Here's what my doc told me bout Vitamin B complex. It's actually ten water soluble vitamins, not stored in the body, that have interrelated functions.

B vitamins are useful for promoting liver function. If there are insufficient levels of Vitamin B complex, it affects estrogen levels. (for all you ladies with menopause, pms and infertility problems...bulk up on your B12)

Vitamin B12 is depleted by: Tobacco, sugar, alcohol, coffee, estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: signsintime on July 24, 2007, 09:59:36 AM
Wow! So maybe now that I have quit smoking and have given up caffeine I might not be chronically B-12 deficient.

By the way, B-12 and B-6 are both vitally important to nerve function and regeneration, hence the similarities in symptoms when comparing B-12 deficiency to MS.

B-12 occurs naturally in eggs and meat. If you are a Vegan you need to take supplements so you don't become deficient.

Sorry for hijacking the workout thread. Maybe I should have started a B Vitamin thread?
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 24, 2007, 10:04:02 AM
By the way, B-12 and B-6 are both vitally important to nerve function and regeneration, hence the similarities in symptoms when comparing B-12 deficiency to MS.
And thus the tie-in to Carpal Tunnel and the need for a B complex: Myelin

I recently showed a friend the acu-pressure points for carpal tunnel and told them to up their B complex...she's showing progress. <smile>
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg on July 24, 2007, 10:10:00 AM
Wow! So maybe now that I have quit smoking and have given up caffeine I might not be chronically B-12 deficient.

By the way, B-12 and B-6 are both vitally important to nerve function and regeneration, hence the similarities in symptoms when comparing B-12 deficiency to MS.

B-12 occurs naturally in eggs and meat. If you are a Vegan you need to take supplements so you don't become deficient.

Sorry for hijacking the workout thread. Maybe I should have started a B Vitamin thread?

Jeri, that info is important to fitness and health, so it is not a hijack as far as I am concerned!  :vibes :up
Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on July 24, 2007, 10:42:20 AM
Jeri, I'm glad you're feeling so much better!  :D!

Maybe it's in my head, but ever since having the baby I feel more worn down if I forget to take my multivitamin. Vitamins are especially important for ME right now, because while I'm nursing the baby will take what she needs. I'm not a vegan, but I'm a vegetarian, so I know I can probably use that extra B-12. It does seem to help so many things...my mom's fibrocystic breasts felt so much better when she stopped caffeine and started taking one of the B vitamins..I think it was B12.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 24, 2007, 12:46:48 PM
my mom's fibrocystic breasts felt so much better when she stopped caffeine
My Aunt gave me some advice right before my first mammogram...

Be the first scheduled appointment, no caffeine for minimum 24 hours before the sheduled appointment and if possible 48 hours and have a sense of calm going in.

I did all three and worked out just fine.

My g/friends that have had problems with pain and false readings...I told them the no-caffeine and other rules...they state it made a world of difference. No pain, not a single false reading and it helps so much being first in the day.
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Post by: wahm922 on July 24, 2007, 09:46:58 PM
I've taken B Complex since I was a kid and if I miss a few days my body knows it.  And if I miss a few months like I recently did I hit rock bottom and become an emotional wreck.

So many of life's "dis-eases" can be bettered with proper nutrition and vitamins :up
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Post by: chezleo on July 24, 2007, 10:23:47 PM


well the doctor told me today to not try the Alli diet stuff.

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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 24, 2007, 10:30:51 PM
But so many of life's diseases require meds.

Trust me on this...not all drugs are bad. And not all things can be cured by proper nutrition.

Leo, I've not heard anything about that diet management package as of yet. I have seen it popping up all over the place though.

I'm very glad you consulted your doctor Leo and didn't go ahead.
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Post by: biggfredd on July 25, 2007, 01:08:23 AM
What happened to your accupoke?
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Post by: denverdoni on July 25, 2007, 02:40:10 AM
Wow, you guys are a wealth of info on stuff I had no idea about.  I eat meat, and more eggs than I should, but am still smoking and drink alcohol and coffee, all the usual suspects. I buy the B complex and it is so hard to choke down because of the smell.  I guess I will try to force myself.

That diet stuff, Alli, sounds pretty bad unless you have pretty good self control and can stick to an extremely low fat diet. But then if you could do that why would you need the pills?

BTW, I have lost 11 lbs. just from getting myself on a schedule and working a lot harder this past month.  I have come to the conclusion that my Seasonal Affective Disorder is to blame for my weight gain and issues with getting my business going, because I am functioning much better again now that it is hot weather. I can get up at 6:30 am and get things done, work until 10 or 11 pm and I feel motivated. Guess I either need to move away from the cold or take the Dr.'s advice and try an antidepressant. Would much rather move.  I have a few months to think about it anyway.
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Post by: chezleo on July 25, 2007, 04:30:51 AM
What happened to your accupoke?

can't do accupuncture/poke until all leg sores are healed.

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Post by: BTPS on July 25, 2007, 05:19:56 AM
I've taken B Complex since I was a kid and if I miss a few days my body knows it.  And if I miss a few months like I recently did I hit rock bottom and become an emotional wreck.


Sounds like an addition to me.

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Post by: biggfredd on July 25, 2007, 08:20:13 AM
Being addicted to the nutriemts your body needs to function?
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Post by: eotrg on July 25, 2007, 08:34:29 AM
Well, I did make it to the health club, and I am definately sore today because I had missed so many day in a row.
I did 40 minutes on the recumbent exercise bike, and I did the leg press for 3 sets of 10 for each leg. I increased the weight on the leg press from the 70 lbs that I was doing, up to 90 lbs.
Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 25, 2007, 08:48:04 AM
YEA! Good for you Deborah!
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Post by: wahm922 on July 25, 2007, 09:06:17 AM
Addicted to vitamins :?

I'm not sure if I even want to justify this with a comment :017

 :back2topic

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Post by: eotrg2 on July 25, 2007, 09:20:38 AM
  I have come to the conclusion that my Seasonal Affective Disorder is to blame for my weight gain and issues with getting my business going, because I am functioning much better again now that it is hot weather. I can get up at 6:30 am and get things done, work until 10 or 11 pm and I feel motivated. Guess I either need to move away from the cold or take the Dr.'s advice and try an antidepressant. Would much rather move.  I have a few months to think about it anyway.


Doni - Have you heard of Light Box Therapy for SADD. Here is a WebMD article about it.

http://www.webmd.com/depression/tc/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder-SAD-Treatment-Overview

David
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 25, 2007, 10:54:55 AM
My sisterinlaw uses the Light Box. It works, too!
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Post by: BTPS on July 26, 2007, 06:08:28 PM
People have all kinds of addictions.  You can be addicted to exercise even. 


OK -- I GOT A QUESTION for all you vitamin B complex takers
This might sound a bit gross but I need to know
is it "normal" for someone taking B complex to have an extremely weird yellow color pee?


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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on July 26, 2007, 06:27:56 PM
I'm googling for you. No adverse reactions to b complex for me...but I do see in my preliminary searches that an excess of the b2 can cause neon yellow. I don't know if what the body doesn't absorb it flushes or if it's an o/d of the b2.
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Post by: signsintime on July 26, 2007, 06:36:37 PM
Multi vitamins can do that to you if you aren't used to taking them. Makes it almost a fluorescent yellow.

^ Donna, docs have all told me it's impossible to OD unless you take in excess of 10,000mcg/day. The body flushes excess as it's a water soluble vitamin.
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Post by: eotrg on July 26, 2007, 06:53:52 PM

OK -- I GOT A QUESTION for all you vitamin B complex takers
This might sound a bit gross but I need to know
is it "normal" for someone taking B complex to have an extremely weird yellow color pee?
The multiple vitamin that I take now does that to me. At first, it freaked me out, but now I am used to it! Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on July 26, 2007, 07:50:24 PM
Yep, multivitamins will do that. Not sure which components do it.

My accomplishment: I finally got back on my bicycle. I rode a pathetic almost 2 miles before it started to rain enough to go in. My body is sadly unaccustomed to biking. It's so hard to get away without the baby. Next year she'll be old enough to use a trailer so we should be able to do a lot more biking as a family.
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Post by: BTPS on July 27, 2007, 02:56:59 AM
I figured it was the B Complex because both my daughter and I are taking them and both got this same issue at the same time.  LOL
As long as it's "normal" it's not a problem.

Thanks!
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Post by: chezleo on July 29, 2007, 10:04:40 PM


Lost 3 pounds this week!
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Post by: biggfredd on July 29, 2007, 10:27:51 PM
Kewl.
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Post by: serendipity on July 29, 2007, 11:37:29 PM
That's awesome, Leo!  :D! :D! :D! (one for each pound  :h0035 )
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Post by: BTPS on July 30, 2007, 04:43:01 AM
I started taking Vitiamin B Complex after reading here and also reading elsewhere that it helps the metabolism rate.
I have NO metabolism rate.

I have been taking it all week.  And changed NOTHING ELSE!  I am happy to say I lost 5 pounds!
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Post by: biggfredd on July 30, 2007, 05:34:46 AM
Great!
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Post by: serendipity on July 30, 2007, 08:19:00 AM
Wow, BT!!!  :D! :D! :D! :D! :D!
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Post by: signsintime on July 30, 2007, 08:29:03 AM
YAY Leo and BT!!!  :D! :D! :D!
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Post by: eotrg on July 30, 2007, 10:10:27 PM
Congratulations to you both, Leo and BTPS! That is terrific 8) You guys did really well!
I lost one pound this week, and that comes to 11 lbs since June 19th.
Deborah
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Post by: eotrg on July 31, 2007, 07:12:40 AM
Oh YEAH! I weighed myself this morning and found I had lost 2 more lbs :love005.
I love it when that happens, especially since I haven't deprived myself at all and feel great with my food plan.
Plus, it really encourages me to hit the health club this afternoon!

I had my physical therapist from the Cleveland Clinic meet me at my local health club on Sunday afternoon, and she went through all the various pieces of exercise equipment, and wrote down the settings and the protocol for me to use with them. She evaluated all the machines and she decided which ones that I could use and which ones I should not. So, now instead of just rehabbing my knees, I will start working to get the rest of me fit, too!
Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on July 31, 2007, 08:30:35 AM
That's GREAT news, Deborah!! How cool to have your physical therapist go over all the equipment with you! Now you can exercise with purpose and not be afraid to overdo it because now you know what the settings should be. Isn't it nice to lose weight and not even be trying? All because of eating right and exercising...not starving yourself. Great news!
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Post by: wahm922 on July 31, 2007, 09:56:34 AM
Everyone is doing great :D!

As far as the B-complex and the weight.  B-6 is a natural diuretic I take extra B-6 on top of the complex when I'm feeling bloated and need to drop the excess water.

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Post by: biggfredd on August 03, 2007, 01:11:12 PM
Everyone is doing great :D!

As far as the B-complex and the weight.  B-6 is a natural diuretic I take extra B-6 on top of the complex when I'm feeling bloated and need to drop the excess water.



Dosage level?
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Post by: eotrg on August 03, 2007, 02:04:53 PM
 8) I am now down 13.5 lbs since June 18th :h0161. I  have begun circuit training at the health club.  I am using several machines, but all of them were approved by my therapist. I have done 2 days of it, and do have some very sore :s0147 muscles :-(, but doing well! Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on August 03, 2007, 06:50:35 PM
BF - Dosage on the B-6

My multi has 60mg in it and the extra I take is a 100mg capsule.  Chris's multi for men only has 25mg.  Mega doses can be taken up to 2000mg but never do anything like that without being under medical care.

I safely recommend 100mg :up

Here's some info on B-6:
http://www.mmeade.com/cheat/vitaminb6.html
http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-b6-pyridoxine-info.htm
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Post by: serendipity on August 03, 2007, 07:32:08 PM
I wanted to take the baby out for a walk today... we were both restless...but I about melted when I went outside, so back in we went. I was fixing to go to Target or something to walk around when Mike came home and we cancelled.

I did attack some overgrown plants with choppers and pulling stuff out of the ground, and in the heat and humidity that wore me out.
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Post by: signsintime on August 03, 2007, 08:30:40 PM
you were "fixing to"?? I thought only us southern folk talked like that.
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Post by: serendipity on August 03, 2007, 09:19:12 PM
ok. i was fixin' to, to be honest ;)

some parts of ohio say that...and i have relatives there ;)
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Post by: biggfredd on August 03, 2007, 09:36:12 PM
Fixin to?

Yep, I was repairing to leave....
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Post by: biggfredd on August 03, 2007, 10:23:59 PM
My kinda smoothie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDdkSYngMNc
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Post by: signsintime on August 04, 2007, 08:20:50 AM
Fixin to?

Yep, I was repairing to leave....

Must drive a Ford.  :0240
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Post by: chezleo on August 04, 2007, 11:33:06 AM


lost 2 pounds this week!

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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on August 04, 2007, 11:43:45 AM
Good for you Leo.

Whatever your doing is working for you!
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Post by: eotrg on August 04, 2007, 12:00:02 PM
  :D! Congrats, Leo, you are doing very well! I hope that you continue to feel good while you are losing. I bet your doctor is very happy with your success! Deborah
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Post by: wahm922 on August 04, 2007, 02:10:12 PM
I've been eating better, still alot of pasta, I need to find other things to eat besides salads and pasta, I need a vegetarian cooking class.  I know how to not cook meat but I don't know what else to cook so I have variety in my diet.

I plan to do a 3 day detox and then get back on WW this coming week.  I'm am going to be successful this time, yes I am :D!

Of course getting up and moving more is part of my goal.

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Post by: eotrg on August 12, 2007, 11:38:08 PM
Just thought I'd update here. David and I are both having some sort of viral infection, we have had sore throats and headache, and just feeling yucky. :-(  I haven't been to the gym all week, but have done my treadmill at home a bit. Just haven't felt like doing much exercise, even though I do enjoy the time at the gym normally. I plan to go there tomorrow. I have now lost 15.5 lbs :P.
Hope everyone else is keeping up with their fitness! Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on August 13, 2007, 12:52:02 AM
That weightloss is wonderful, Deborah!!  :D!

I've been indulging a lot more than I should be lately. I am back on the exercise train tho... went walking some last night and found a mom in the neighborhood who is also wanting to walk to lose weight, and we're going to try to walk together on evenings when we're both home. Having a walking buddy will help!

I still try to walk with a mom group but lately they have been doing the walks on days/times that dont' work well for us... plus it has been unbearably hot and muggy here and it's hard to go outside. We do go on artifically long shopping trips to large stores like walmart or target when i need to get out of the house and exercise a little bit but it is too hot to do it outside. we shop, but not very efficiently, when i want to get some walking in.

today i pushed the stroller on grass at an arts and crafts show. it was super-hot and humid and either that sucked all the energy out of me or i got a workout lol
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Post by: eotrg on August 13, 2007, 07:12:33 AM
Anne, that is great that you found a walking buddy.  :P
I always am more committed if I have a companion to exercise with me. I just saw on the news this morning that the weather here seems to be cooling off as of today, and the humidity is supposed to go down as well. Hopefully, it will be much easier to get outside and enjoy the sunshine this week. Deborah
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Post by: eotrg on September 10, 2007, 08:18:03 PM
I have not posted here in a very long time since I felt as if I was talking to myself most of the time :o, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am still very committed to my fitness goals!

I am now doing circuit training for 2 to 2.5 hours a day, 3-4 times a week at the local health club.
I am using 10 different Nautilaus exercise machines, and also use the treadmill, the recumbent exercise bike, and the elliptical machine. As of today, I have lost 25.8 lbs   :D!  :laugh: since June 18th and I feel great. Hope everyone else is keeping up with some sort of regular exercise too! :077
Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on September 10, 2007, 08:31:30 PM
I was just thinking about this thread and about how I need the accountability!

I haven't been out walking as much as I'd like to have been and it's going to be cold before long. I can't believe it's September!

I have lots of excuses, some of them more valid than others, but I've been lucky to get in one walk a week. We are moving more in general, but I am getting really frustrated by the scale. I wouldn't weigh myself at all for a while, but I weigh things like the baby and guestimate package weights by weighing myself with and without and subtracting.

We are members at hte community rec center again. I'd like to take yoga but Mike's shifts are all messed up and I don't want to mess with getting childcare so I can take a 1-hour class. If I can get my butt in gear in the morning I could use childcare at the gym during a very short time period. I hate getting up early, find it hard to get out of the door chearly with the baby, and well exercise isn't the thing to make me want to get up lol. So we will see!

I AM going to get up to take mommy and me swim classes. This means *gasp* I have to put on a swimsuit. This is going to take more bravery than it probably should. My body could be far worse, but it's sooo much worse than it was the last time I was in a swimsuit (about a year and a half ago). Our classes start Thursday. I have to see if i can squeeze into my old "fat" suit or find a place that hasn't cleared them all out yet.
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Post by: wahm922 on September 10, 2007, 09:08:41 PM
Wow, 25 pounds that is wonderful.  You've worked really hard and I only hope that one day I can report that I've done as well.

Keep up the great work and be proud :l0085
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Post by: eotrg on September 11, 2007, 03:18:24 PM
Thanks, Serendipity and Wahmm!

I am glad to see that you are still trying to get in some exercise, Anne, and I hope you'll continue to check in here if it helps to keep you on track.

Danielle, you are busy with your boys, but you have to take some "Danielle" time to help your body and mind refresh and revive. For me, the positive reinforcement that I get with each inch or pound lost encourages me to keep it up. You can do it too, if you can make it a priority to your life.

I don't buy anything special as far as foods go, I just document everything that I put into my mouth,  and I make a conscious choice to eat only what I should eat, and only as much as I should eat to continue to lose weight.
Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on September 13, 2007, 08:25:26 AM
I don't know that I'll get much exercise, but we are off to our first Mommy & Me swim class soon. I'm up earlier than usual and it wasn't as painful as usual, which is good. I am soooooo not a morning person! Maybe it's because I'm so groggy but the baby doesn't usually get up and really moving that early either.

It's September and winter is on its way. HIGHS are in the high 40s/low 50s Saturday. What's up with that?!? I'm not ready for summer to end. I like walking in the evenings but unless we bundle up better we need to start walking when there is more sun. It's only 49 degrees outside right now and my house is 69 and dropping. I am reluctant to turn on the heat so I hope it warms up!
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Post by: eotrg on September 13, 2007, 11:45:29 AM
Yes it was quite brisk here this morning, too! (When I got up at about 6, the thermostat showed 67 in the house, and it was only 49 on the outside thermometer on the deck :o.)

It is supposed to be quite cool all weekend, (Amanda and friends are going to Blossom tomorrow night and it supposed to be quite cool with possible rain showers too, so that's too bad :(!) It is supposed to warm up in to the 70's on Monday and stay that way for at least a few days). Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on September 13, 2007, 12:26:07 PM
Lexie iiked her swim class! And I got over my fear of being in a swimsuit ;)

I think I am going to take what's basically a water aerobics class. They have childcare for a 2-hour period in the mornings and that's the only class I can take that meets at the right time. I could also just work out on the equipment or swim laps for a short time. If the pool opened for laps earlier I'd do that. It costs a couple of dollars for the childcare but I think it is worth it. So convenient!
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Post by: eotrg on September 13, 2007, 01:32:06 PM
Yeah, Anne! That is wonderful, and it is so great that you can do something for yourself, and for Lexie as well! Deborah
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Post by: VintageSilver on September 13, 2007, 08:22:53 PM
So I bought some of those new Chocolate Truffle Hershey Kisses last weekend...

Oh, sorry :-[  wrong thread!   :smarty

Actually wanted to add my notes of congrats and way to go to Deb...she's set such a fantastic example to ANYONE having to endure all she's been through this past year...and has truly come out a winner.   :up :up  An inspiration to one and all, and I'm VERY proud of her!! 

Now, my goals have not been met, I'm only barely mobile unless driving in a car counts, and I'm thinking of installing a taxi meter in my new car.  'Nuff said.  Plenty of room for improvement here.   ???   :( 

I will continue to come read your success stories and now that the weather is allowing us to BE OUTSIDE again before dark...walking is in our plans for sure.   :h0035
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Post by: eotrg on September 14, 2007, 02:46:35 PM
Thank you Kim! That was sweet, but I don't want to hear anything about  :o CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES!:0195 :053

 :laugh: :0240
Deborah
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Post by: VintageSilver on September 14, 2007, 03:02:59 PM
Oh, you would if you had one... :0771  Hearing about them is 0 calories.   :up

You are most welcome.  Didn't say anything that isn't true.   :l0085
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Post by: serendipity on September 27, 2007, 12:45:35 AM
I am very excited to report that I've finally hit a weight milestone! Not my goal weight, but I'm below a number that I hovered just above for months!

Maybe my body is figuring out that it doesn't need to cling to those extra 15 pounds so much, maybe my efforts to exercise more and cut unnecessary calories is helping, or maybe it's just lifting 20 lbs over and over all day, but the scale is finally changing!

Only 13 lb more to get where I was when I got pregnant last June, and another 6 to my goal weight. I'll gladly settle for anything within 10 pounds of that goal. I know I feel so much healthier when I'm not carrying as much extra weight.

I was carrying Alexandra around today and thinking about how my body was hauling that much and more for months! It's really dramatic when you pick up a weight and realize you had to move that all the time.

No more baby lifts for exercise here, for now... the latest growth spurt has Alexandra close to 20 lb and my muscles didn't keep up. I'm getting sore from lifting and holding her. But we are getting some walking in. We're also taking our swim class together, but it's really not a workout for me...more of an incentive to not look like a total blimp ;)

Today I treated myself to a new pair of jeans and a top to celebrate my weight loss. I seem to be getting more toned in addition to losing weight, and in the last few weeks pants are fitting me better  :D!

On a side note, my cellulite princess is seven months old today and getting a lot of exercise! She crawls all around, and has gotten very very good at pulling up on things. She's working on building the strength to balance better while standing so she doesn't have to hold on as tightly.
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Post by: eotrg on September 27, 2007, 02:40:13 AM
:D! :weigh :cl

Yeah, Anne! Congratulations! (Isn't it amazing, that it seems as if all of a sudden, something clicks, and the weight comes off, and you begin to notice the real changes in the body?) I am very happy for you, and I know that good things are on the way.

Oh, my, your beautiful daughter can not possibly be 7 months old already! Time does fly, doesn't it? Treasure these moments with her, they are special times, and of course, you are especially lucky to be a photographer and can capture so many of these great memories! :heartkiss

Deborah
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Post by: VintageSilver on September 28, 2007, 12:07:43 AM
Anne, that's fantastic!

I have been looking at my South Beach book...just sitting there on the bookshelf...and know I need to focus on getting into better shape. 

You've both been great inspiration for me.  I went grocery shopping tonight and filled the fridge with the things I'll need to eat healthier and in a more organized and weight conscious way.

Wish it was only 15 pounds I have to lose...but I'll start by trying to lose 5...at a time. :laugh:
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Post by: serendipity on October 13, 2007, 06:41:27 PM
How's it going, everyone?

Deb, I talked to a lady in the lockeroom at the rec center who had her knees replaced 6 months ago and thought of my bionic friend :) I hope you've been moving as well as this woman was.

We talked about the classes they offer and I found one to take during the very limited daycare hours. There is a small fee for the childcare but it is worth it. As soon as our swim class is over, I'm going to start going at least once a week to work out and/or take an aqua aerobics class. Maybe do it before the mommy and me class is over, but I'm only able to commit to so many recreational things on weekday mornings.

Our class is fun but getting kind of old...it takes just as long to get ready to go afterwards as it does to take the class. I won't be sad when it ends in a couple of weeks.
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Post by: eotrg on October 13, 2007, 08:13:21 PM
Anne, I am glad that you found another class that might work well for you when the Mommy & Me class is over, I am sure that just some MOM time is a good thing!

I am doing well, but not too much regular exercise this week, since Mid-terms :053 start on Monday, and I am studying like crazy. Just popped in here for a minute, but then, back to the coffee pot and the textbooks! :ct0559
Deborah
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Post by: serendipity on October 13, 2007, 08:26:00 PM
The Mommy and Me class gives Alexandra a bit of a workout but the only workout I get is lugging her around to and from ;) It's good getting me reacquainted with the rec center tho.

We found a barely used Burley bicycle trailer to buy, so next spring we can go biking as a family. I really missed biking this year, but I had way too few opportunities to get out during daylight hours without a baby in tow...and I wasn't going to do a night right without riding a little bit in the daytime to get in shape before a group ride.

Mike is pretty excited about the trailer! I think he is getting it tomorrow. We would have preferred to wait til the spring to buy it, since we have to pay for it now and then store it all winter, but we are getting a great deal plus this is something we definitely wanted for next spring.
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Post by: gypsumoon on November 01, 2007, 03:03:32 PM
Does anybody have good exercises to recommend for the middle-of-the-back and between-the-shoulder-blades ache that comes from sitting at a computer/desk?  I know I can google but am looking for TNT.

I get up and move around as often as I can.  I'm in good health, walk 1 - 3 miles per day (depending on time constraints and weather) and work with my 5 lb. weights 4 - 5 times/week.

Thanks!

Cindy
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Post by: biggfredd on November 01, 2007, 03:23:00 PM
Quit hunching over.  Get glasses designed for computer use.
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Post by: gypsumoon on November 01, 2007, 05:16:49 PM
Not hunching over - good posture.  Eyesight is fine for computer distance (and near and distance).

Thanks for the input - still looking for some exercises.
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Post by: eotrg2 on November 01, 2007, 06:03:57 PM
Not hunching over - good posture.  Eyesight is fine for computer distance (and near and distance).

Thanks for the input - still looking for some exercises.

It is VERY difficult to come up with exercises for a "specific" issue. Why because each individuals size, musculature, posture, actual issue, etc is different. I don't want to "put you off" but my suggestion would be to obtain a session or two with a personal trainer. Have he/she develop a program for you with the issue you have in mind. It is a affordable way to get there. Just make sure that the individual you deal with is certified. Preferably a Certified Athletic Trainer, or a Physical Therapist.

I think you'll find that your 5 pounders are inadequate. Especially if they are being 4-5 times a week.

David   
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on November 01, 2007, 09:53:39 PM
I have a few things I do for that problem area.

I have 2 5 lb and 2 10 lb hand weights (one for each hand) ...I use them doing lifts and circles and more off and on. It loosens up the area.

I also do these type Shoulder Stretches. (http://www.google.com/search?q=shoulder+stretch&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGLJ)

I'm also a ummmmmm...chesty woman, so that plays into the area you're speaking of and the pain that I have that is similar. Having done a bout with physical therapists...the above stretches and exercises are the ones that they suggested to me.

Also I own a massager similar to this one Thumper Massager. (http://www.comfortchannel.com/prod.itml/icOid/1823?ovchn=MSN&ovcpn=Massage+Therapy&ovcrn=1823&ovtac=CMP) I' don't forsee EVER getting rid of this...I love it.
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Post by: gypsumoon on November 02, 2007, 09:18:37 AM
Thanks David - I know what you mean - but since this problem just started I'm still hoping for a generic fix before going the personal trainer route.  And what you said about the weights is what hubby keeps telling me   ;)   Guess I'll slowly transition over to the 10 lbs. - but those 20 lbs. of his scare me!   :laugh:

Donna, thanks for the links - I'm going to stop every 30 minutes or so and do some stretches till I find what works - and I think I'll begin working with the weights twice a day, with the second time being somewhere in the middle of my sitting-at-computer time.  It only takes a few minutes, and if I can get rid of this dang ache it'll be well worth it.  I did yoga for several years during/after college - think I'll brush up on it.   
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on November 02, 2007, 10:13:49 AM
My preference is Tai Chi over Yoga.

It works better for me and is alot more gentle.
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Post by: gypsumoon on November 02, 2007, 11:39:03 AM
I've seen folks doing Tai Chi - so graceful and peaceful-looking.  I thought it was more for meditation/centering than flexibility?  But that was just an assumption - I know nothing about it.

What I'd really like to do is take a Pilates class.  We live 45+ minutes from the nearest town where I could do that, but I'm still going to look into it.
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Post by: wahm922 on November 02, 2007, 11:46:39 AM
I have a Pilates Box Set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000U271QY/002-0468362-3412861?ie=UTF8&seller=A1F1337XLDM9MU&sn=books4sale) with DVD and book - I would be more then happy to send it to you for the cost of shipping only.

I would rather see it put to good use then to site and collect dust :pink
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on November 02, 2007, 12:51:52 PM
I lost about 5 pounds the week I was so sick with the stomach bug, and didn't put it all back on as soon as I could eat and drink again. That's not how I recommend losing weight, but it's nice to be able to squeeze into my old jeans again.

Now, just because I can squeeze into them and make the world's largest belly flab muffin top doesnt mean they "fit"  ;)
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Post by: biggfredd on November 02, 2007, 01:12:31 PM
That's it, kid, I'd laugh, too.
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Post by: signsintime on November 02, 2007, 01:22:49 PM
OMG you two! I'm laughing so hard I've got the hiccups now.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on November 02, 2007, 06:49:31 PM
Here's a demo of Tai Chi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQsxy5z-zxE

Pilates? Trust me...Pilates freakin hurts.
<smile>

Try it...you might like it.

Myself and all my g/friends dropped it like yesterdays dirty diaper...we all agree that the instructor must've been a nazi in a former life.
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Post by: gypsumoon on November 03, 2007, 11:53:23 AM
Danielle - you have mail  ;)

Serendipity -  :0240 :0240 :0240 @ "belly flab muffin" - I had those three times!  Don't worry, they go away - but aren't they just the weirdest looking things in the world?  I had C-sections all three times, so when I had them they looked like Wharf's head and belly flab muffins combined  :smarty  Crunches are your friend!

Donna - thanks for the Tai Chi youtube link, I'll check it out.  I think the key to Pilates being painful or not may just be the instructor - I have a dear friend back home (NC) who is a bigger pain wuss than I am, and she's loving Pilates x 1 year with great results.  She has a friendly, patient instructor - not the Nazi school  ;)
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: springintoscooters on November 04, 2007, 01:57:11 AM
My preference is Tai Chi over Yoga.

It works better for me and is alot more gentle.

I've always preferred Chai Tea myself.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on November 04, 2007, 08:33:44 AM
I've always preferred Chai Tea myself.
ba-doom-chic
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Post by: sharkypete on November 11, 2007, 07:57:02 AM
I never triued Tai Chi. I used to go to Hot Yoga and I loved it. I feel so good when I come out of there. I am always saying I am going to go to the gym mon. tues. hot yoga wed. gym thurs. fri. and then hot yoga on sat again but Inever make it. It would be a great way to really stretch out after 2 days of working out, I just can't get my butt in there to even try it.
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Post by: planetsuze on December 23, 2007, 12:39:19 PM
I see this thread hasn't been posted in in awhile, LOL!  :laugh: Not real surprising, considering the holidays are generally one big chowfest! Yours truly included, sorry to say...  :-[

However ~ come right around Jan 1st (I have some food items I really don't want to waste, so whether I start right ON the 1st or shortly thereafter may vary slightly), I will be doing my low (or controlled)-carb diet, hopefully forever this time. It really does work for me, and better than WW or anything else I have tried. Also, I have a KILLER rebounder (mini-trampoline) and the exercise DVD to use with it. I have played with it just enough to know I like it, but kind of figured there wasn't much point without the diet to go along with it. I am on vacation this week and am going to get going on starting to use the rebounder now. Then I will already be used to it somewhat when the diet part comes along.

Anybody else making plans to get going on or get back to a diet and/or exercise program? Or am I the only slob who has enjoyed the heck out of the holidays (and for awhile before that, sorry to say!)?
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Post by: serendipity on December 23, 2007, 12:48:21 PM
I've been meaning to dig this up because I have good news!

I can fit in my prepregnancy jeans!!  :D! :D!  Yeah, they were the looser of those jeans, and I have LOTS of pants that still don't fit, but still! I'm pretty excited! I'm only 5-6 lb above my prepregnancy weight and I have so much more upper body strength than ever before. It "only" took me 9+ months to get back into the pants I could wear a year and a half ago...

Lifting my 20-lb baby over and over is great exercise.  :h0161  She's really gotten big...29" long and actually a little lighter than she was at one point, thanks to losing some of her fat rolls when she got more mobile.

Edited to add: I can WEAR my pre-pg jeans, not just fit in them. I've been able to squeeze into them for a few months but it wasn't anything I'd want to wear in public LOL
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Post by: planetsuze on December 23, 2007, 01:07:34 PM
Good for you!!!  :up  :D!

I wish I had a baby to blame at least some of my extra weight on, LOL! But there's no time like the present to get back on the horse. I feel SO much better when I am in better shape and not so heavy. I need to lose at least 50# to get back where I was about 3 1/2 years ago. I looked pretty good at that time, and felt great, and I really miss it.  :-( I'm sure my DH does, too, but thank goodness he loves me as is!

I can't even explain it well, but I went off my controlled carb diet during the hurricanes and just couldn't manage to get back on it. I was so stressed out during that season. Finally it just became WTH, it's done now.  :'( I can't let that continue any longer. At that time, I had a treadmill that I put a lot of miles on, but gave it up and it's gone now. I got the rebounder recently, and really like it, plus it takes up no room, the legs fold up and it'll fit behind a door! I can walk outside for now, since it's cool out. I'll think about what to do later when it gets really hot again. The rebounder may be enough, I'll have to see.
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Post by: wahm922 on December 23, 2007, 01:26:42 PM
Well my baby just turned 5 and its time to kiss the extra weight good bye once and for all.  I lost all my pregnancy weight plus some extra in only 6 months after the first baby.  Things didn't work the same for baby number two :-[

One of my main goals is to spend less and less time in front of the computer.  I've been doing really good these past few months and I want to continue to make it even less!

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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 08, 2008, 08:22:09 AM
The holidays have come and gone.

The exercise video's and equipment are on sale in ALL the stores.

The commercials on tv and radio are all weight loss.

How many are back into an exercise program and what diet/eating plan are you using?

My resolution for the day is the frozen Christmas Candy/Cookies/Goodies gets thrown out that are in the freezer. I love those those little dark chocolate squares that I placed strategically in the back of the freezer, thinking out of sight, out of mind.

They call to me, I swear. And even use my name.

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Post by: eotrg on January 08, 2008, 08:27:37 AM
Since I am about to see my surgeon for the one year birthday celebration of my new knees, I plan to surprise him with the weight and inches lost, and the increase in flexibilty, muscles and toning that I have achieved in the past year.  :heartB

Even though the new semester starts on Monday Jan 14th, I do plan to continue my workouts. I find it very important in keeping what I have, and don't want to lose what I worked so hard to get! Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 08, 2008, 08:42:10 AM
It's the endorphins Deborah...those little buggers are great, aren't they?
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Post by: planetsuze on January 08, 2008, 08:49:33 AM
Well, I haven't started yet, sorry to report. But I got quite sick on New Year's with a cold/flu buggy that is FINALLY almost gone, so I am almost ready!
I have been making some preparations, though:
How's that for a semi-start?
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Post by: VintageSilver on January 08, 2008, 09:34:48 AM
Those shoulder stretches are part of my Fibro exersize program, and are my faves for everyday aches.  I definately think a break every 30 minutes with some light lifting when you can't just stop working and go do something else is a good plan.  That's what my PT has recommended for me, and it has helped me tremendously.
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Post by: Sade on January 08, 2008, 12:20:08 PM
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How many are back into an exercise program and what diet/eating plan are you using?


I am going on the diet my friend did and continues doing as maintenance. She lost about 50 lbs.

She eats 300 calories every 3 hours, on the dot when possible. Anything she wants as long as it's 300 per meal. Her brother is a personal trainer and said women cannot metabolize more than that in 3 hours, men is 400 calories every 3 hours, and if you eat more then it turns to fat.

She lost 50lbs in about 5 months, and if she puts on a couple, she just goes back on that plan for a few days.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 08, 2008, 01:27:51 PM
2400 calories a day, right?

Anything she wants? Geeesh.

What's the exercise?

I personally love to walk and with our climate in Florida...I'm capable of doing this 12 months out of the year. Where we used to live in Lakeland has a lake (Lake Hollingsworth) and it's surrounded by a 3 1/2 mile side walk and EVERYBODY walks, runs, rollerskates, bikes around this lake. I used to walk it...alot and really miss it. Everybody saw everybody and it was as much for the socialization as for the health factor.

I could drive to this lake 4 times a week (20 minutes there and 20 back) but it seems to defeat the purpose for me. Out in the sticks <smile> it seems everybody drives everywhere out here in my new area..there are no walking paths or anything out here even if I wanted to start. Or anybody wanting to get out and walk together. Trust me, I've asked and they look at me as if I'm crazy. What do you mean? Walk? Is something wrong with your car?

I've been going to a ladies only gym the last three months and it's fine. But I do love the outdoors..it's just good for me and I love breathing in the air and being outdoors.

I like very smooth going exercises...walking, tai chi, yoga and yes, I'm considering doing pilates. There's a yoga/pilates group starting up out my way of town I'm considering.

I don't like and can't have anything jarring to my joints or anything that could do damage to certain parts of my body. My PTherapist recommended I visit with a personal trainer once to have a personal exercise regime set up as going on my own could undo the good the PT has done for me the last year. 

I'm not much of a runner, weight lifter, treadmill, jazzercize, stair climber etc.  There is also the sweat factor <smile> Aren't ya'll amazed...I don't like to sweat. I glisten. <smile> Even though it's good for ridding the body of toxins, I still don't have to like it. 

When Hannah and I took a belly dancing class...it was fun and no sweat! But I mean, really how long does a person keep taking belly dancing classes? She has asked that we take ball room dancing this summer which could prove fun and it's great exercise. I'm wanting something for now though. And not a temporary solution, such as belly dancing where the class ends.

I do love socialization and including that in an exercise regime is important. I'm not much at all for singular/solitary sports that don't offer being with people.
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Post by: eotrg2 on January 08, 2008, 01:45:29 PM

 My PTherapist recommended I visit with a personal trainer once to have a personal exercise regime set up as going on my own could undo the good the PT has done for me the last year. 


Absolutely. See a Certified Athletic Trainer, or an Exercise Physiologist. BS and MS level trained, and certified, individuals. It may cost you a few bucks more initially, but remember ---- you are ONLY using their services once or twice. Get advice from a pro, not from a wannabe.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 08, 2008, 02:23:43 PM
Absolutely. See a Certified Athletic Trainer, or an Exercise Physiologist. BS and MS level trained, and certified, individuals. It may cost you a few bucks more initially, but remember ---- you are ONLY using their services once or twice. Get advice from a pro, not from a wannabe.
I know..I know.

The ladies gym that I've been frequenting is ok, but I watch every single solitary thing I do AND so does the trainer/owner. (and I don't know her qualifications either) I spoke to the owner first to let them know of my "physical weaknesses" and she stated that she would work a personal regime up for me. The regime she worked up is very similar to what my PTherapist has me doing plus some upper body/cardio.

But you're right..before jumping into a REAL program I do need to check out my exercise club trainers credentials and get with everybody's AOK before messing up what I've worked hard to achieve.
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Post by: eotrg on January 08, 2008, 02:40:51 PM
It was at David's suggestion, that I approached my medical PT, (who is a Licensed PT and a Certified Athletic Trainer) to see if she would let me hire her on a subcontract basis to accompany me to our local health club after I finished my formal, medically prescribed PT program. She agreed, and she spent an hour and a half with me on her day off from the medical facility.

She went though every single piece of equipment with me, and she evaluated them in regards to my physical condition and my limitations. She set up the program for me that I now use every time that I go to work out.

After I had continued at the health club for 3 months, following her guidelines, I made another appt to see her at the PT office. She then, re-evaluated me, and adjusted the guidelines to accomodate my increases in ability and added some new exercises also.

When you do decide on anyone to be your personal trainer, you should absolutely have them accompany you to the actual facility where you will be working, and have them assess and advise you on each piece of equipment, and each activity as it is performed at the gym. According to my CAT/PT, she can not truly do the job adequately without that step.

IMHO, any cost involved in paying that person to do this for you is WAY LESS costly than any potential harm or injury which you might have without it. Deborah
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Post by: Sade on January 08, 2008, 03:45:19 PM
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2400 calories a day, right?

Anything she wants? Geeesh.

What's the exercise?


1500 - 1800 a day. She doesn't get up in the middle of the night to eat.  :laugh:

We walk in the mornings and that's it.

Yup, she eats what she wants. If she wants a candybar, then she has one, but then that's it for that meal.

Her personal trainer brother lives like this for the most part. He is HOT!  :love005
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 08, 2008, 03:58:40 PM
^Sade,
HA!
I'm SURE you're looking at the entire pkg, too. Personality, Brains, etc. <smile> Yea, right. <laughing>

I love walking...fresh air, talking as you're walking and enjoying life. Good for you!

^Deborah,

Smart plan and so smart to do. Mr. EOTRG gives good advice and sounds like a plan to me.

No way, No how am I going backwards in my health due to being over-zealous to get back to point A. (which I don't know if that's what I want...point C would be fine with me, too!) Anemia still tends to get in the way of my energy and it's best to always not push myself or I pay later. AND what you suggested might just work as they can work not only with my physical outsides, but along with my anemia and more. <blech>
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Post by: Sade on January 08, 2008, 10:46:03 PM
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^Sade,
HA!
I'm SURE you're looking at the entire pkg, too. Personality, Brains, etc. <smile> Yea, right. <laughing>

at this point in my life I don't really care about or want the whole package. I have that at home, minus the 6pack washboard stomach.  :nana I'm just enjoying the eye candy.   ;)
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Post by: biggfredd on January 08, 2008, 11:17:22 PM
at this point in my life I don't really care about or want the whole package. I have that at home, minus the 6pack washboard stomach.  :nana I'm just enjoying the eye candy.   ;)


You musta missed the six pack abs I posted of Eotrg2:

(http://www.boxingdaily.co.uk/wp-content/img/notasixer.JPG)
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 09, 2008, 08:10:35 AM
Nothin wrong with looking at what's on the menu.
<smile>

Nice abs
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Post by: signsintime on January 09, 2008, 08:32:10 AM
Kim, I guess I'd forgotten you had Fibro. Since we've ruled out RA with me now, doc is suspecting Fibro. Is there any stretching exercises or other physical activity that is good for managing Fibro? I really hate the idea of any more meds, but this pain is wearing on me.  :-(
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Post by: Sade on January 09, 2008, 09:38:05 AM
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You musta missed the six pack abs I posted of Eotrg2:

HOT!  :0240
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Post by: VintageSilver on January 09, 2008, 10:13:31 AM
Well, my PT didn't talk in generalities when he set up my workout, but for me, the crossover stretches, followed by repetitive lifting of 5 and 10 lb weights, and then stretching again is what gets me through the day w/o meds.  I suffer in the upper back/shoulders primarily - and have lost the use of both arms for hours at a time due to that tingling that happens when you have pinched nerves.  Not since I started these exersizes, tho.

I am supposed to start on the meds again, but am trying to avoid it.  My first go round left me subject to massive side effects, that were worse than the symptoms I had!

I'm sure you've already seen all the websites/blogs - but I've found some really useful info there, and can send you the links by email, if you want!

I'm sorry you're facing the possibility of this...you don't need another hurdle, IMHO!
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Post by: signsintime on January 09, 2008, 11:29:31 AM
Wow. I have been having intermittent numbness and tingling in both arms that can't be explained by either MS or carpal tunnel since it comes and goes (so therefore not MS) and I was only barely borderline on the evoked potentials test for CT. I took an online quiz and scored 15 out of 18 for possible FM. The more I read about it, the more a LOT of things are starting to make sense to me, including IBS and "traveling" pain. hmmm

I'm afraid to tell my doc to test me for it because he already thinks I'm a hypochondriac (he just smiles at me and doesn't come right out and say it).

Yes, please! Send me the links at signsintime at gmail. com

Hey, at least with a variety of ailments I never get bored. I just play Name That Disease. (I can name that disease in 2 symtoms!)  :0240
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Post by: wahm922 on January 09, 2008, 04:37:30 PM
Kim could you send me some links as well.  My mom has been having problems for awhile now and its not getting any better.  She's been to the chiro and even did PT for a few weeks - had to stop to expensive.

She insists its not RA or any type of problem that may require medical attention, she insists its all in the muscle of her neck and shoulders, it even goes into her face (have ruled out TMJ) and that it is work related and if she can get transfered out of her department she would be able to heal.

I agree stress is a big factor but she's not getting any better and she needs to do something.  Fibro never even crossed my mind until you said "I suffer in the upper back/shoulders primarily" and that's exactly her place of pain.
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Post by: VintageSilver on January 09, 2008, 09:31:08 PM
 :)

Not ignoring you - just haven't been on my home computer all day, was at the Boy Scout office this afternoon and on my phone tonight.

I'm home now and will send you both the links I have....as soon as I get one little 7 year old in bed   :zz :zz :zz
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Post by: Sade on January 14, 2008, 09:55:38 AM
You know what's not totally gross? A pack of oatmeal made with vanilla slimfast. 300 calories. I'm eating it right now.  :laugh:
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Post by: serendipity on January 14, 2008, 10:35:26 AM
Um, I"ll take your word on that....

I like eggo waffles, plain, for a quick breakfast on the go, or a nice bowl of cereal. Basic 4, some flavored Cheerios, etc. When you're doing WW Points, the fiber in the cereal helps offset the calories. I ate a LOT of cereal for snacks when I did WW points a few years ago. I love cereal  :love005

I've been pulling pants out of my closet that I didn't think would fit for ages, if ever, and I'm squeezing into them and even wearing some of the larger ones! I'm still not in my everyday pants but I'm wearing my "fat" pants from pre-pregnancy. I haven't weighed myself on my scale lately to see, but from what I weighed at the dr's office recently, with clothes on (home weighings were always nekkid before showering, since some clothes are heavier than others)...I'm only a few pounds more than I was before I got pregnant. Definitely 5 or less.  :D! Now before I got pregnant I was trying to lose some extra weight that had snuck on, and only lost part of that 10 pounds, so ideally I'd be about 5 pounds below my prepregnancy weight. I could weigh less and still be quite healthy, but my body seems to like being around that weight so we'll roll with it, BMI be damned. I weighed less when I was in high school, but I had less curves, too!
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 14, 2008, 10:38:06 AM
I'm only a few pounds more than I was before I got pregnant. Definitely 5 or less.  :D! Now before I got pregnant I was trying to lose some extra weight that had snuck on, and only lost part of that 10 pounds, so ideally I'd be about 5 pounds below my prepregnancy weight. I could weigh less and still be quite healthy, but my body seems to like being around that weight so we'll roll with it, BMI be damned. I weighed less when I was in high school, but I had less curves, too!
YEA!!!!!!!!!!

It takes time Dippity after a baby! You're whole body was changed due to the hormones of pregnancy and it continues to change daily due to your still nursing that beautiful baby.

Patience..whatever your doing is working!
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Post by: VintageSilver on January 14, 2008, 10:40:13 AM
Um, I"ll take your word on that....

. I weighed less when I was in high school, but I had less curves, too!

Yes, I agree - I'll definately just nod my head at that combo    :-X  LOL!

You had less children in HS also, Dippity...   :laugh:
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Post by: Sade on January 14, 2008, 10:58:05 AM
I have a "well-woman" checkup on Wednesday. Not excited about stepping on their scale. It's always 5 more pounds than mine at home, and the one at home hasn't been very nice to me either.  :-[
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 14, 2008, 11:03:00 AM
Mine's coming up in February. <blech>

It's a gotta, gotta, GOTTA for me. I never miss an appointment.

Flip the scale off at the doctor..it at least makes you feel better.
<smile>
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Post by: Sade on January 14, 2008, 11:25:01 AM
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It's a gotta, gotta, GOTTA for me.

Mine's a GOTTA-GOTTA too. It's my over 35 check-up.  :(
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 14, 2008, 11:25:44 AM
Babe in the woods Sade. <big cheesy grin>

Mine's my <ahem> 51st!
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Post by: Sade on January 14, 2008, 11:28:26 AM
I don't care what check-up we're at, it's still gross and I hate them!  :s0147
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Post by: serendipity on January 14, 2008, 11:36:13 AM
The scales at my OB's office always weighed 3-6 lb more than my scale at home. It drove me nuts...nothing like a hormonal pregnant woman gaining a few pounds a week, then seeing some dr's office scale saying she's over 200 lb when I was clinging to hope I wouldn't cross that threshold. I did cross it, but the OB's scale had me hitting it weeks before mine did.

I used to be one of those skinny folks that everyone hated because I had a great metabolism. Then it changed  :( It's hard to believe I weighed 120 or so in HS, because now I'd look downright sickly at that weight, I think. At my goal weight of 150 I'm still on the very upper end of the weight spectrum for my height. I really don't think I could weigh less than 140 and be healthy these days.

FWIW I've been putting off scheduling one of "those" checkups too. I had more than enough people looking at my nether regions this past year to last me a while!
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Post by: signsintime on January 14, 2008, 11:48:38 AM
It took me over a year to lose my baby weight the second time around. I was 39 that year. When I asked my GYN why it wasn't dropping off like it did the first time, his replay was "you ain't 21 anymore, girly!" (nice guy).

My weight started melting off when I discovered I was lactose intolerant and gave up all things dairy. Cheese, cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, ice cream, and anything made from any of those things. The weight came off so fast my doc did a bunch of diagnostics to rule out hidden cancer or some other reason for the dramatic change. I leveled off at 112 and that's where I am still.

I really thought I would balloon up after I quit smoking, but my metabolism has been treating me well.  :h0035

It's the exercise part of this thread that I need a boot in the rear over. I got in a bad habit of sitting on my duff after some bad weather here, and now I can't get back out there in the yard and walk. I felt so much better when I kept moving.
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Post by: Sade on January 14, 2008, 12:10:20 PM
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I leveled off at 112 and that's where I am still.


I weighed 112 at 10 or 12 I think. I'm like dipity, and think 140 maybe 135, is the lowest I could go. I weighed 137 one year after my son was born (he's 7), and that's with dieting and weight training, and I looked thinner than I ever had. I'm not tall but I'm a buxom German gal and have the bone structure to prove it. Well I did, but I know it's still under this fat here, somewhere.  :0240
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Post by: signsintime on January 14, 2008, 12:13:51 PM
yeah, but I'm short. I used to be 5' 4 1/2" but since I have had so many steroid treatments over the years I've lost 1.5" and am down to 5' 3". If I get much shorter I won't be able to go on the kiddy rides with my son. ROFL
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Post by: Sade on January 14, 2008, 12:18:52 PM
I'm about 5' 3 1/2". Who ya calling short, shorty??
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Post by: springintoscooters on January 19, 2008, 10:01:46 AM
I have a "well-woman" checkup on Wednesday. Not excited about stepping on their scale. It's always 5 more pounds than mine at home, and the one at home hasn't been very nice to me either.  :-[

I'd be very concerned if I had a well woman check up scheduled for Wednesday, but of course the fact that I'm not a woman might have something to do with that.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on January 19, 2008, 10:03:56 AM
Man, I can tell you and BF hang out.
<laughing>
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Post by: sharkypete on February 11, 2008, 11:15:38 AM
I am going to Hot yoga tomorrow morning before the gym. :) I'll be nice and stretched for my workout and the class is included in my monthly gym dues  :h0035
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Post by: sharkypete on February 12, 2008, 10:28:48 AM
I skipped out on yoga today. I went to the gym but when I found out the room wasn't heated I decided I wasn't going to do it and besides I'd be like a big fat rhinosaraus in a room full of gazells. Instead I did my 30 mins on the elliptical, then chest, shoulders and tricep, and polished it off with 30 mins on the step mill. I am going to the yoga room tomorrow instead I feel more comfortable there and at least I know some of the Gazells. Then I have a 1 hour session with the trainer in my old gym immediately after so I should be nice and stretched for that. We're doing ABS!!! legs, back and bicep. 


I took a fat boy picture of myself that I will spare you all from seeing but it was pretty scary I just opened it up for the first time since I toook it. BTW I lost 8 pounds so far  :nana

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Post by: sharkypete on February 18, 2008, 10:51:41 AM
10 pounds gone 276lbs this morning. New diet must be working and I can eat a lot


small portions 6 times a day

https://www.rockthescales.com/pdf/OW_RM_MealPlan8.pdf
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Post by: wahm922 on February 18, 2008, 11:00:09 AM
Way to go :D!

I'm starting on my detox using lemon water.  I'm drinking 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon in a glass of water right now :077
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Post by: sharkypete on February 18, 2008, 01:46:48 PM
Can you whistle while you drink? I used to eat lemons when I was a kid and try to whistle
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Post by: eotrg on February 18, 2008, 02:03:44 PM
Well,  I did my 90 minutes of circuit training at the health club today. I did 25 minutes on the Nautilus TreadClimber, (that thing really kicks some major butt!), then did 9 other Nautilus Machines, (3 sets of 15 reps each), and then did 20 minutes on the Ellipitical and 20 minutes on the Recumbent bike. I worked hard today!! Deborah :D!
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Post by: sharkypete on February 18, 2008, 02:41:21 PM
Is the tread climber like the step mill? looks like a mini escalator. I do that at the end of my workout 30 mins and it wipes me out. I also do 30 mins on the elliptical to warm up. then do various free weights and machines.
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Post by: eotrg on February 18, 2008, 03:00:28 PM
Is the tread climber like the step mill? looks like a mini escalator. I do that at the end of my workout 30 mins and it wipes me out. I also do 30 mins on the elliptical to warm up. then do various free weights and machines.


No that is a stairclimber and that is BAD for the knees!
I use a treadclimber and it is like this, (exept the brand I use is Nautilus and this example is by Bowflex)
http://www.treadclimber.com/global/content_basic.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302031664&bmUID=1203364334014

Here is an explanation of it:
What are tread climbers?

The best way to describe a tread climber is a hybrid of a treadmill and a stair climber, hence the name. They are manufactured by the Nautilus corporation, which is a well-regarded company that has been in the exercise industry for many years.

In addition to the Nautilus Treadclimber, there is also a great new Bowflex TreadClimber made by their subsidiary company. (Stairmaster and Schwinn are also under the Nautilus umbrella).

Tread climbers have two separate revolving belts that you walk on which also move up and down in a stepping motion. So you are essentially combining the two machines into one, offering a alternative cardiovascular workout.

http://www.fitness-events.com/tread-climber.htm

Deborah
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Post by: sharkypete on February 18, 2008, 04:48:40 PM
Thanks for splaining.  ;) I'd kill myself on that thing. I can't even walk and chew gum at the same time. I have very weak ankels that twist if I put my foot down the wrong way. So I don't use the treadmill at all. The step mill doesn't bother my knees. Can't wait to get back on my bike this spring.
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Post by: sharkypete on February 18, 2008, 04:51:07 PM
http://www.gymcor.com/stairstep70p.html

Step Mill
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Post by: eotrg on February 18, 2008, 04:55:19 PM
Good for you if you can do that for 30minutes, it is great cardio exercise! They have that at my health club too. It is murder on knee joints though, so you'll never see me on it! (My orthopedic surgeon says that he thinks they send him LOTS of business when people wipe out their knees, so be careful!)
Deborah

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Post by: sharkypete on February 18, 2008, 05:03:05 PM
I am planning on only using it for a couple of weeks. then maybe start using the stair master. I kind of figured that eventually I'd have knee problems if I keep using it especially at my weight. They have a machine upstairs at my gym that looks like a stair master but it moves like a rollerblade or ice skating motion,  you push out to the sides. No impact( I don't think) I want to try that once I get a little more weight off, and can actually get there when no one is using it. But yes that step mill is MURDER. If it weren't for Judge Marilyn i'd never be able to do it. I usually watch the people's court while I am on it. We have our own personal TV on each machine.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on February 18, 2008, 06:22:07 PM
Sharky's gonna have Buns O Steel.
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Post by: sharkypete on February 18, 2008, 06:31:05 PM
I don't have any buns. their flat  :s0147 I have legs of steel though from all that biking and now walking I do. It's unfortunate that I have a belly of jello.  :h0035
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on February 18, 2008, 09:36:09 PM
Sharky's gonna have FLAT Buns O Steel.

Neener
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Post by: sharkypete on February 19, 2008, 07:36:49 AM
If it wasn't for my belt i'd never keep my pants on. I had a perpetual plumbers crack even though I am an electrician, when I was working. I always had to wear longer shirts so while I was installing some ladies dishwasher she didn''t have to look at my a$$.
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Post by: sharkypete on February 19, 2008, 11:52:39 AM
Anyone go to spin class? I want to try it. I am still in pretty good biking shape in the spring and summer I start out over in my neighborhood, head ove the triborough bridge, on to Ward Island, the over the little foot bridge you've seen in the movie The Wiz, into harlem, cruise down to central park, do a couple of loops there on the street (it's closed to cars) then down to the 59th st bridge, ride over the bridge and head home. Oh yeah and somewhere in there I stop for 6 dirty water hot dogs with onions and mustard. I need the extra gas power to get over the bridge. I do this all on a mountain bike with dirt tires, not slick road tires so it makes it even harder. I think I am ready to spin. And no Fred I don't mean a spinning  like Betsy Ross did. It's best when done on a monday morning. I call it the NYC death ride. That's when you ride in morning traffic and try not to stop for as many red lights as possible.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on February 19, 2008, 11:59:00 AM
I have two aquaintances that do a spin class.

If we're talkin bout the same thing.

They power speed a bike indoors with images/movies or something on the walls. It sounded creepy to me as they stated the room was dark.

I asked simply, why do you choose to do this indoors as versus outdoors?

I mean, REALLY, We live in Florida, warm weather, flowers blooming, blue skies, nice breezes and instead they choose to be indoors doing the same thing AND paying a gym for that priviledge?
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Post by: signsintime on February 19, 2008, 04:38:21 PM
I'll tell you the simple answer and it was the first thing I thought of. They can become unexpectedly exhausted and get off the bike exactly where they got on it. That's the one thing that's got me chicken to try and ride a bike again. I don't know if I can pedal a couple of blocks and get back home afterward. The bike that stays put while I move is the best idea.
  :bike
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Post by: eotrg on February 19, 2008, 04:43:44 PM
I agree, Jeri. Also, the temperature is climate controlled, no traffic or dogs, or bug etc to deal with, and NO ROAD RASH!
(In my situation, I am terrified to fall, so that is another reason that I use the recumbent exercise bike instead of a bicycle.)
Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on February 19, 2008, 04:53:46 PM
I can see both of your points and easily understand.

The spin class these two take is high high octane. Major output of calories.

These two persons are high powered professionals.
One's a successful attorney and her husband is an accountant for a high profile firm.

These two are in this because it's "THE" thing to be doing and you'd just have to know them..it's hard to explain.
You'd have to know them and know why they do things plus the fact that they say I'm not into worrying bout what everyone else does that's "the" thing to be doing.

I asked them mainly to get their goat. <smile> I do understand that when they are able to be at spin class is normally when I'm in my jammies. Either before five am or after 9 pm.
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Post by: eotrg2 on February 19, 2008, 05:10:40 PM

I asked them mainly to get their goat. <smile> I do understand that when they are able to be at spin class is normally when I'm in my jammies. Either before five am or after 9 pm.

You won't have to concern yourself with them for many more years.

That kind of a work schedule will result in only ONE thing period. :ambulance :er06. Been there, done that, got the ZIPPER on my chest to show for it.
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Post by: sharkypete on February 19, 2008, 05:13:48 PM
I have two aquaintances that do a spin class.

If we're talkin bout the same thing.

They power speed a bike indoors with images/movies or something on the walls. It sounded creepy to me as they stated the room was dark.

I asked simply, why do you choose to do this indoors as versus outdoors?

I mean, REALLY, We live in Florida, warm weather, flowers blooming, blue skies, nice breezes and instead they choose to be indoors doing the same thing AND paying a gym for that priviledge?

Too man retired old New York farts down there driving. Seems logical to me I'd be afraid to walk on the sidewalk.
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Post by: sharkypete on February 19, 2008, 05:22:21 PM
well here they don't show slide shows of scenery. But it's an intense workout and you couldn't ride a bike like that here and get very far without stopping. There are too many cross roads, too many cars, too many people walking out into the street  and too many red lights to stop at. It's not like you can take a country ride here unless your ride on the path down by the water off the cross island parkway or go into central park or another large park. I'll still do my NYC death rides in the spring summer and fall so I am not worried about it. But i'd prefer going off road than on road. I hate road bikers.
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Post by: sharkypete on February 19, 2008, 05:26:44 PM
I'll tell you the simple answer and it was the first thing I thought of. They can become unexpectedly exhausted and get off the bike exactly where they got on it. That's the one thing that's got me chicken to try and ride a bike again. I don't know if I can pedal a couple of blocks and get back home afterward. The bike that stays put while I move is the best idea.
  :bike

Start slow, ride down the block and circle back then slowly try going around the corner keep at it until you can ride around a couple of times. Worst that happens you get tired plop down on someones lawn rest a bit and either ride home or push the bike back.
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Post by: signsintime on February 19, 2008, 06:12:59 PM
Start slow, ride down the block and circle back then slowly try going around the corner keep at it until you can ride around a couple of times. Worst that happens you get tired plop down on someones lawn rest a bit and either ride home or push the bike back.

 :heartkiss Thanks for the pep talk! I guess this means I should go buy a bike, eh?  :0240

I wonder if Wal-Mart would mind if I test drive one in the store to see if I can even balance. If not, there's no sense wasting the money.

Judging by how I did on roller skates the year before last, I'd say riding a bike ain't gonna be "just like riding a bike".
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Post by: sharkypete on February 19, 2008, 07:23:33 PM
Don't go to walmart. try a "real"bike store you should be able to get a good brand like trek or Gary Fischer (made by Trek) for a little more than a walmart bike, but made better, put together by a professional and a lot lighter than a huffy. I taught my ex girlfriend who was 44 years old at the time and with very bad scoliosis how to ride a bike a couple of years back. I just wouldn't let her quit until she got it. We just kept going around the block on the sidewalk until she was able to ride without me holding the seat. Trek 880 I think was what I got for her it was like $170. Maybe get a road bike or a hybird, the wheels won't be so thick and beefy.

How do you know you're in a real bike store? When you see bikes with 4 digit price tags and not a huffy, savoy, or ross in sight.
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Post by: eotrg on February 19, 2008, 07:28:18 PM
Geez, Jeri, if your MS has improved enough for you to even consider bike riding, then I am very, very impressed!  :o ;)

If it is just, however, wishful thinking or even goal setting for the future, nothin' wrong with that either! Deborah
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on February 19, 2008, 07:45:09 PM
When I was in physical therapy this past year, they had me using a recumbant bike.

I was just at Play it Again Sports checking out their recumbant bikes.
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Post by: signsintime on February 19, 2008, 08:46:58 PM
Geez, Jeri, if your MS has improved enough for you to even consider bike riding, then I am very, very impressed!  :o ;)

If it is just, however, wishful thinking or even goal setting for the future, nothin' wrong with that either! Deborah

Not wishful thinking! I'm really almost feeling like a normal human being these days other than the creaks and groans of old age...(I think). I'm pretty sure that if I had training wheels I could go for a bike ride. I'm making it around Wal-mart and all the other stores these days without a mart cart and don't even know where I left my cane. I looked for it the other day just out of curiosity and couldn't find it. I know it's here somewhere but it's been that long since I used it.

I'm still hopping and running the length of my back yard on a daily basis. One pass and I'm tuckered out, tho.  :h0035
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Post by: eotrg on February 19, 2008, 09:16:25 PM
Okay, so now you are officially my inspiration, Jeri. I am SO proud of you and you are doing FANTASTIC! :cl :woman :urock
I am so thankful that you were chosen to enter the Clinical Trial, and I am rooting for you every day.

Keep up the good work, and GOD BLESS the Fingolimod manufacturers!

Deborah
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Post by: biggfredd on February 20, 2008, 12:21:55 AM
Anyone go to spin class? I want to try it. I am still in pretty good biking shape in the spring and summer I start out over in my neighborhood, head ove the triborough bridge, on to Ward Island, the over the little foot bridge you've seen in the movie The Wiz, into harlem, cruise down to central park, do a couple of loops there on the street (it's closed to cars) then down to the 59th st bridge, ride over the bridge and head home. Oh yeah and somewhere in there I stop for 6 dirty water hot dogs with onions and mustard. I need the extra gas power to get over the bridge. I do this all on a mountain bike with dirt tires, not slick road tires so it makes it even harder. I think I am ready to spin. And no Fred I don't mean a spinning  like Betsy Ross did. It's best when done on a monday morning. I call it the NYC death ride. That's when you ride in morning traffic and try not to stop for as many red lights as possible.

As a kid, I used to drive my bike everywhere.  6000 miles in three years. Hint:  English racers are not designed for riding down Mt. Pleasant, but they sure are fun when the cops think they have a chance of catching you.  For some reason, they don't like you doing 60 in a school zone.
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Post by: biggfredd on February 20, 2008, 12:26:56 AM
Too man retired old New York farts down there driving. Seems logical to me I'd be afraid to walk on the sidewalk.

We have that problem up here, too.  Elderly woman was walking on a nice wide sidewalk, until a car put her into a tree.

Then there was the former cab driver who used binoculars to see the traffic lights.
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Post by: serendipity on February 20, 2008, 12:31:12 AM
I'm wearing size 10 pants! I'm wearing size 10 pants!  :D! :D! I actually sang a gleeful little song of that earlier today  :laugh:

um, the waist is a little snug, but they aren't too tight in the butt or hips, so I just kept the button open and my belt covered it  ;) I learned that trick in early pregnancy. I just couldn't believe they fit!

And all this biking talk is making me wish I could ride outside now. Mike is still commuting on his bike, -2 windchill be damned, but I don't have the winter riding gear or the insanity persistance that he has. We are very much looking forward to seeing how Alexandra likes her Burley trailer when the weather gets nicer.
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Post by: eotrg on February 20, 2008, 07:44:37 AM
I'm wearing size 10 pants! I'm wearing size 10 pants!  :D! :D! I actually sang a gleeful little song of that earlier today  :laugh:

You are doing GREAT!! Congratulations, Anne! You must feel terrific!  :D! :cl :098 :super

Deborah
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Post by: signsintime on February 20, 2008, 08:49:40 AM
Wow! You are doing so GREAT, Anne!! It took me 2 years and becoming lactose intolerant (that's what really did it) to lose my "baby weight". Ten is a great number -- especially on clothing tags.  :h0035
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Post by: serendipity on February 20, 2008, 09:10:42 AM
The sad thing is, as I'm fitting back into more of my pre-pg pants, they just don't work as well on me. I'm in quite a mommy rut many days, but I really do need to get some pants that are more flattering. I seem to have lost my butt--not in a good way--and when pants are even a little loose they sag in the butt so bad. I can just hear what the "What Not to Wear" folks would be saying about my jeans...

I still have the ample hips of before, but the butt seems to have spread and flattened. I used to have a really hard time finding pants that weren't too tight across said butt and hips, but not too loose in the waist. Now I have a flatter butt (but still not small!), and my waist is getting slimmer but there is a lot of extra loose skin still hanging out there.

I fear only time (or surgery  :laugh: ) could correct the loose skin, right? And I know it won't ever be the same, but let me cling to my hope it will continue to gradually improve, ok?
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Post by: wahm922 on February 20, 2008, 09:12:24 AM
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And I know it won't ever be the same

Yup, that about sums it up :laugh:

And the more kids you have the worse it gets.  I bounced back rather quickly wiht baby number 1, I actually looked better 6 months after having him then I did prepregnancy as I had started putting on a few extra "I'm married now" pounds.

Then baby number 2 came along at it all went downhill from there.  But I wouldn't trade my old body for what I have now, its worth the sacrifice :love005
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Post by: wahm922 on February 20, 2008, 09:16:05 AM
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Not wishful thinking! I'm really almost feeling like a normal human being these days

 :bighug
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Post by: signsintime on February 20, 2008, 09:18:26 AM
But I wouldn't trade my old body for what I have now, its worth the sacrifice :love005

zactly, Danielle! Couldn't have said it better myself.

The extra skin is there to stay, Dip. Only way to get rid of it would be (surgery or) gaining enough weight to fill it all out. Be happy for the sags.  :h0161
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Post by: sharkypete on February 21, 2008, 06:45:42 AM
My problem is my thighs and calves are huge and I end up buying loose fitting jeans to fit over them and then my but gets lost. I look like I'm walking around with a dump in my drawers. There is a machine in the gym called the Butt Blaster but I won't go near it. It's predominantly a female machine. At least in both gyms I go to. I actually learned a couple of new execises that are supposed to help  grow an a$$, yesterday.
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Post by: sharkypete on February 21, 2008, 09:09:12 AM
zactly, Danielle! Couldn't have said it better myself.

The extra skin is there to stay, Dip. Only way to get rid of it would be (surgery or) gaining enough weight to fill it all out. Be happy for the sags.  :h0161


Here is a pretty interesting way of dealing with it. Scroll down to where it says Non-Surgical Removal of "Loose Skin"

http://www.bodyfatguide.com/LooseSkin.htm

I don't know anything about this Bodyfat guide this person is selling but what he's saying seems to make sense.


Oh Here it is

Non-Surgical Removal of "Loose Skin"
To eliminate the droopy appearance of the remnants of excess body fat following weight loss, without resorting to surgical procedures, you must change your body composition, not just lose bodyweight. That means paying particular attention to the ratio of your body fat to lean body mass. Gaining muscle to replace some of those lost pounds of body fat and preventing loss of lean body mass while dieting will dramatically improve your appearance.

It is possible to be at the ideal bodyweight according to Body Mass Index charts (BMI), but still have too much body fat and not enough lean body mass. For example, a young woman in her twenties with "loose skin" recently appeared on a popular radio talk show.  She had lost over two-hundred pounds in one year, and her bodyweight at 5' 8" was now in the 120's. Yet, her abdomen was covered with flabby skin that hung off of her. I would guess there is at least another 20 pounds of excess body fat stored in those folds of skin. However, if she lost another 20 pounds of bodyweight, she would obviously look like an emaciated stick! But, that's not because she is too low in body fat...it's because she lacks sufficient lean body mass!

After dieting so severely for so long (with the so-called "help" of a gastric bypass), this young woman obviously
  sacrificed a significant amount of lean body mass. It's true that losing 20 pounds of lean body mass over a year may not seem like much considering she lost so much body fat, but that amount of lost lean body mass is enough to distort her body composition, even though her bodyweight is "normal."

My suggestion to this young woman would be to replenish her lost lean body mass with a healthy balanced diet and weight training (See Muscle Mass Myths). Ironically, the gastric bypass that made it easier for this young woman to diet so severely may work against her as she attempts to eat a normal amount of food. Nevertheless, lost lean body mass usually replenishes fairly rapidly on a balanced calorie-sufficient diet. After increasing her bodyweight with 20 pounds of replenished lean body mass, she can then lose the rest of her excess body fat, without sacrificing any more lean body mass. Then she would have both a normal bodyweight AND a normal body composition.

What is required to assist one in doing all this is an easy method to measure changes in one's body composition (muscle and body fat levels), and a method to monitor and modify one's energy balance, which is the balance between the calories one eats and burns each day.

OK I am off to the gym.
 
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Post by: sharkypete on March 24, 2008, 07:17:45 PM
I just dropped 26 pounds. 262 lbs that is my weight as of this morning. 40 more to go and I'd be real happy but I'll settle for another 20.    :h0035
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Post by: biggfredd on March 24, 2008, 08:38:07 PM
race ya
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on March 24, 2008, 08:56:36 PM
Congrats Sharky, I knew you could do it!

I'm be watching for more updates on those last lbs.
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Post by: serendipity on March 24, 2008, 11:25:58 PM
I haven't stepped on a scale in a while but I can tell that my recent sweet tooth indulges and drinking more pop than I had been has stopped the weight loss and may have added a pound or two. Spring can't get here soon enough! (OK, I know it's technically spring, but I mean weather that lets me go outside and not be trudging through snow or freezing my ears off.)

Alexandra has a bike helmet now, and we can't wait to try out our bike trailer on a family ride! I miss my bike soooo much. DH has been riding all winter but will ride a lot more when the weather warms up.
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Post by: signsintime on March 25, 2008, 06:33:58 AM
Do they make snow tires for bicycles? Just curious.

Great work, Sharky!!
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Post by: shelz013 on March 25, 2008, 06:50:10 AM
Better watch out Jeri.. Sharky may just be able to catch you!

Congratulations on the weight loss!
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Post by: serendipity on March 25, 2008, 08:39:52 AM
I forgot to say, great job, Pete! :D!

Jeri, yes they do! He has studded tires for winter. He actually swaps the entire wheel out. He hates the back and forth weather we have at this time of year, because he really needs the studs on snow, but riding with normal tires is much easier if there roads are clear.

Studded bicycle tires: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp
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Post by: signsintime on March 25, 2008, 08:52:51 AM
Interesting! I sometimes wish we lived where there were 4 distinct seasons and a little snow once in a while. Both my boys were season-deprived. lol My oldest son who will be 26 soon just saw snow for the first time a couple of years ago. My little guy still feels ripped off whenever he sees the storms up north on the news.

Then we have days like yesterday and the day before where I spent a good amount of time outside pulling weeds and discovering I have a wisteria vine (with one sad flower) I never knew about. The weather was perfect and made me thankful to be right where I am.

In getting back on topic, I need some encouragement to put down the extracurricular snacks. My jeans are getting tight and I can't afford new ones. Staying the same size is more of a budget thing for me than anything else.

I got my pedometer and was amazed to see that, after calibrating it and clipping it on at noon, I still managed to walk .9 mi. by the end of the day. Mainly due to the fact that I forgot my list when I went to the grocery store and back tracked a few times.

I really was shocked to think I walked that much in an average afternoon, tho.

Give me some ideas for snacks that are less fattening than those Dove chocolates I keep telling myself "are just fine due to the antioxidant properties of dark chocolate." and so I eat too many.

I don't know if it's the hand to mouth replacement for the oral-ness of smoking, or if it's a side effect of this medication that everything tastes so good, but I need to get a grip before it gets away from me.
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Post by: wahm922 on March 25, 2008, 10:06:43 AM
Well its not feeling like spring this morning, I had to turn the heat on :(

Anyway I'm, down 10lbs myself, doesn't feel like it but the scale says so.  Guess when you got a bunch to get rid of 10 really isn't that much :-(
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Post by: signsintime on March 25, 2008, 10:18:02 AM
Pick up a 10 lb bag of potatoes. Then see just how much that is. Hold it, move it from hand to hand while holding at arm's length. Then visualize that sack of potatoes on your hips or stomach.

YES! 10 pounds is a HUGE amount of weight! And if you have lost that much you should be doing this --> :D! not this -->  :-(

Consider it phase 1 if you plan on losing more. Put a check mark in a box, cross it off a list, do something to say "there! I did that! now onto the next phase."

Here you go:

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Post by: signsintime on March 25, 2008, 10:59:43 AM
I just dropped 26 pounds. 262 lbs that is my weight as of this morning. 40 more to go and I'd be real happy but I'll settle for another 20.    :h0035

Here's your attaboy, Sharky:

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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on March 25, 2008, 11:02:25 AM
That's nice of you Jeri.

Sharky, you should print those out and put them up on the fridge.
<big smile>
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Post by: wahm922 on March 25, 2008, 12:11:06 PM
Awww, thanks Jeri - your the best :heartB

The reason for the  :-( is I can't see where it came off at, not like my clothing is fitting better or anything.  I was very excited to see 10lbs gone but disappointed I can't physically see a difference.  Used to be 10lbs gone and I was a new woman, that's just not the case anymore!

I even changed the batteries in the scale in case that was the problem and I didn't really drop 10 :-[
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Post by: sharkypete on March 25, 2008, 07:06:47 PM
Do they make snow tires for bicycles? Just curious.

Great work, Sharky!!

Yes they do. I used to mountain bike in the snow.

And Thanks   :h0035
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Post by: sharkypete on March 25, 2008, 07:08:47 PM
I was talking to that  :053  I mean Tammi and I told her I dropped 26 pounds and she told me "From your belly to your ass don't count." I am surrounded by smart asses I swear.   :(
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Post by: wahm922 on March 25, 2008, 07:51:58 PM
Better then dumb ones :laugh:
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Post by: sharkypete on March 25, 2008, 08:45:22 PM
Here's your attaboy, Sharky:
+

I didn't see this before  :h0035  Thanks I will print it out
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Post by: sharkypete on March 25, 2008, 08:48:00 PM
Better then dumb ones :laugh:


BRAT
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Post by: wahm922 on March 25, 2008, 08:57:23 PM
 :back2topic
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Post by: sharkypete on March 25, 2008, 10:29:13 PM
Oh yeah by the way the scale said 261 today  :h0035
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Post by: DebzCreations on March 26, 2008, 01:48:40 AM
I'm not moving much....  unless you count my hooking,  but I've managed to lose 7 lbs in the last couple of weeks.

It's a drop in the bucket....  but a start.

Danielle,  if you can't see your 10lb loss I'm going to need to lose 50 before I see it!!   :o 

I'm way older!!    :(
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Post by: biggfredd on March 26, 2008, 02:45:39 AM
Hey Sharky-

260 was.
242 now.
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Post by: signsintime on March 26, 2008, 04:38:13 AM
I'm not moving much....  unless you count my hooking,


I am sittin' on my hands here. Can't believe some other smarty pants hasn't touched that one yet. :0240

Quote
  but I've managed to lose 7 lbs in the last couple of weeks.

That's a FANTASTIC start!!
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Post by: serendipity on March 26, 2008, 10:22:27 AM
 Deb-- :-X

I know what you meant, but that so does not sound good!  :0240

You reminded me, the horizontal mambo is a great calorie-burner...hmmm  :0771
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Post by: DebzCreations on March 26, 2008, 02:00:49 PM
It sure is...  but much more fun with a partner.   :0771
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Post by: shelz013 on March 26, 2008, 02:19:20 PM

You reminded me, the horizontal mambo is a great calorie-burner...hmmm  :0771
Dip~ You better be careful, or you'll end up gaining more weight!
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 02:47:46 PM
Awww, thanks Jeri - your the best :heartB

The reason for the  :-( is I can't see where it came off at, not like my clothing is fitting better or anything.  I was very excited to see 10lbs gone but disappointed I can't physically see a difference.  Used to be 10lbs gone and I was a new woman, that's just not the case anymore!

I even changed the batteries in the scale in case that was the problem and I didn't really drop 10 :-[

When I come down to florida this summer I'll check it out for you  :0771
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 02:50:32 PM
I'm not moving much....  unless you count my hooking,  but I've managed to lose 7 lbs in the last couple of weeks.



Sheesh with all that exercise you'd think you'd lose a little weight from it.


I Know I know   :pan
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 03:00:53 PM
Hey Sharky-

260 was.
242 now.

Are you working out or did you just change your diet? I haven't changed mine much so the weight loss is just luck I guess.
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 03:02:18 PM
I am sittin' on my hands here. Can't believe some other smarty pants hasn't touched that one yet. :0240

That's a FANTASTIC start!!

I only saw it a couple of minutes ago.   :nana
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 03:03:36 PM
Deb-- :-X

I know what you meant, but that so does not sound good!  :0240

You reminded me, the horizontal mambo is a great calorie-burner...hmmm  :0771


I call it the Horizontal Hokee Pokee. You put your  :-X
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 03:04:36 PM
It sure is...  but much more fun with a partner.   :0771


You're telling me. My right arm is sooooo much stronger than my left.
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Post by: serendipity on March 26, 2008, 03:10:20 PM
<---takes proper safety precautions when doing any sort of exercise


If you thought I was talking about anything other than stretching, wearing a bike helmet, etc. then you have a dirty mind! (like I do :P )
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Post by: serendipity on March 26, 2008, 03:11:56 PM
Are you working out or did you just change your diet? I haven't changed mine much so the weight loss is just luck I guess.

We can't all get dialysis for weight loss ;)
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Post by: biggfredd on March 26, 2008, 03:16:58 PM

I call it the Horizontal Hokee Pokee. You put your  :-X
Making the sign of the two headed octopus.
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 03:33:22 PM
I just noticed something I have a 2 pack. Get your mind out of the gutter I mean my abs. Actually I have a perfect 6 pack except there is a beer ball on top of it,   :0240
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Post by: shelz013 on March 26, 2008, 04:08:35 PM
Does anyone else find it disturbing that Sharky is sitting in front of his computer and just happens to notice that he has a 2-pack? :?
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Post by: sharkypete on March 26, 2008, 04:20:00 PM
on feb 1 I took pictures of myself. not nekid but in a pair of shorts and no shirt. I can't believe the difference from then to now. I got the idea from the Biggest Loser. I watch it every week. I even DVR it and don't start watching it until 9pm so I can fast forward the commercials. I just don't have a life these days.
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Post by: sharkypete on March 31, 2008, 04:19:59 PM
I am down to 248#.    :nana :lift
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Post by: biggfredd on April 01, 2008, 05:41:07 PM
243.  Large all-meat pizza, here I come!
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Post by: signsintime on April 01, 2008, 05:55:35 PM
You have that *special* weight loss regimen, BF. LOL Enjoy your pizza! I've got a chicken/broccoli casserole in the oven.
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Post by: sharkypete on April 01, 2008, 11:09:01 PM
Does anyone else find it disturbing that Sharky is sitting in front of his computer and just happens to notice that he has a 2-pack? :?


I work naked
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Post by: biggfredd on April 02, 2008, 10:43:01 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/funny-pictures-resolution-cats-treadmill.jpg)
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Post by: springintoscooters on April 03, 2008, 09:22:20 PM
I am down to 248#.    :nana :lift

Not bad for 5' 3". :nana
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Post by: shelz013 on April 03, 2008, 11:38:25 PM
 :0240
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Post by: sharkypete on April 06, 2008, 10:23:27 AM
Not bad for 5' 3". :nana

smart ass :nana
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Post by: sharkypete on April 06, 2008, 10:26:47 AM
:0240

Oh yeah. YOU TOOOO Miss Smarty Pants.
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Post by: sharkypete on May 19, 2008, 10:56:18 AM
Finally back to the gym today after 2 weeks of injuries. I walked into a parking meter and cracked or bruised my sternim 2 weeks ago. Didn't go to the doc so I don't know if it's bruised or cracked.

Then twisted my ankel 2 days later crossing the street. That is still healing. It just started feeling better from the last time i twisted it in December.

I want mountain biking last wednesday and felt pretty good and decided to go back to the gym today. I feel great.  :lift
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on May 19, 2008, 10:58:05 AM
And I thought I was clumsy. <smile>

Walked into a parking meter?
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Post by: biggfredd on May 19, 2008, 10:59:40 AM
Looking at broads, no doubt.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on May 19, 2008, 11:04:17 AM
Good one BF.
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Post by: serendipity on May 19, 2008, 11:08:49 AM
We've had tons of rain the last few weeks, and surprisingly cool weather, too, but when it is nice enough, Lexie and I take walks. Usually it consists of her walking a surprisingly far distance for such a little girl, then me carrying her back at least part of the way because she wants to keep walking further and does run out of steam at some point.
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Post by: sharkypete on May 19, 2008, 11:45:11 AM
Looking at broads, no doubt.


Actually umm yeah I was. But she was across the street but I was looking at her unusual hair style it actually looked like she had snakes in her hair. more like rows of hair but they weren't braided.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on May 19, 2008, 11:49:40 AM
dread-locks?
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Post by: sharkypete on May 19, 2008, 12:53:47 PM
no just rows
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Post by: DebzCreations on May 19, 2008, 02:52:47 PM
I hadn't been doing  much besides going to assorted doctors for tests but had a rummage sale over the weekend....  all by myself.

I think my hurt even hurts!! :-(
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Post by: sharkypete on May 21, 2008, 07:59:08 AM
Taking off today going mountain biking  :nana
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Post by: biggfredd on May 21, 2008, 10:51:49 AM
Those stairs have got to hurt.
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Post by: sharkypete on May 30, 2008, 10:08:16 PM
I rode down 42 steps in Central Park last year. You should hhave seen everyone trying to jump out of the way. The beat cop at the bottom didn't think it was too funny though.  :0771
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Post by: biggfredd on May 30, 2008, 10:20:51 PM
I drove up the steps at OU-L when I was a student.  One of them's still missing a chip.
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Post by: sharkypete on June 14, 2008, 07:36:10 AM
Ever do a lawn job? I did one once and got the car into 3rd gear before we tore outta there. It was a baseball field in Brooklyn. We took off outta there like the dukes of hazard. One guy even tried to box use in and he blocked the gate and jumped like hell when he realized I wasn't stopping. We were in my camaro, that was back in my brainless days.
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Post by: biggfredd on June 14, 2008, 08:10:29 AM
It wasn't quite brainless. I had the Newport, which was basically a big UAV.  The steps were no problem, but I forgot the peak formed when they flattened out at the top sidewalk.  Caught the muffler and jerked it loose.

Next morning I was headed to the muffler shop trying to be inconspicuous.  A tricked out sports car pulled up next to me at the light, popped out of gear, and went wham da bam bam bam.  I couldn't resist.  I put the car in neutral, with 300hp on straight pipes and replied
WOOM DA BOOM BOOM KABANG!.

For some reason he decided he didn't want to race something that could probably EAT him, and pulled out nice and easy.
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Post by: sharkypete on June 27, 2008, 10:49:14 AM
My brother had a newport and from what I remember that thing was like a small house. I'd love to have that car on our first parking date.  :0771
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Post by: biggfredd on June 27, 2008, 11:27:24 AM
I remember the time I handed the keys to mine to the parking valet.  He was all smiles as he got into the land yot until he realized he couldn't see over the steering wheel.
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Post by: eotrg2 on June 27, 2008, 11:31:36 AM
(http://www.naturalnews.com/cartoons/santa_exercise2_600.jpg)
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Post by: sharkypete on July 07, 2008, 10:52:40 AM
My clothes are falling off me  :h0161
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Post by: wahm922 on July 07, 2008, 12:14:34 PM
Another off topic thread ::)

I've lost 8 pounds this last round.

My mom was taking videos of us having a water gun fight yesterday and OMG I about cried when I saw myself from all those different angels and running around the yard.  How the heck did I get like this :'(
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Post by: signsintime on July 07, 2008, 12:22:21 PM
Just think how you would have felt seeing that 8lbs on top of that! You are doing great! You have to do the "glass half full" thing and see the 8lbs as an achievement and not as only 8 lbs.

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! You can do it, Danielle!!
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Post by: wahm922 on July 07, 2008, 12:31:59 PM
I know Jeri - I'm just so used to looking at myself in the mirror from the front before going out of the house so it was kinda shocking to see how some of the other parts I don't usually see :o

Plus I still having eczema outbreaks and the latest has the back of my legs covered which of course I can't see very well but it looks disgusting.

The 8 pounds wasn't lost because I was trying because honestly I wasn't.  I hardly ever eat dinner anymore - I know that's not right and I shouldn't skip dinner.  But by the time I'm done cooking what the family eats (meat) I loose my appetite and can't eat.  I'm not even sitting at the dinner table anymore.

I have to get up and move and I don't know why I find that so hard these days.  Its one big depressing circle :-(
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Post by: eotrg2 on July 07, 2008, 12:34:52 PM
OK wahm
:pray ing and :cat  aren't going to get it.

We need  :ztaz :ztaz :move :move :tramp :tramp :lift :ban :pink :1 :2  :hd063 :hd063 :hd063 :quack

if you are going to enjoy the tale of the  :weigh

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: sharkypete on July 07, 2008, 06:36:17 PM
I know Jeri - I'm just so used to looking at myself in the mirror from the front before going out of the house so it was kinda shocking to see how some of the other parts I don't usually see :o

Plus I still having eczema outbreaks and the latest has the back of my legs covered which of course I can't see very well but it looks disgusting.

The 8 pounds wasn't lost because I was trying because honestly I wasn't.  I hardly ever eat dinner anymore - I know that's not right and I shouldn't skip dinner.  But by the time I'm done cooking what the family eats (meat) I loose my appetite and can't eat.  I'm not even sitting at the dinner table anymore.

I have to get up and move and I don't know why I find that so hard these days.  Its one big depressing circle :-(

OK you have to exercise and eat if you expect to lose weight. If you eat right and exercise your body will burn more calories than you eat. If you skip meals or just don't eat and exercise your body won't be able to burn because digestion is needed to burn calories. So instead you will just feel sluggish (i think). It works for me, i  eat 6 small meals a day and work out 4 days a week and the weight is falling off. Ever wonder why on the biggest loser those guys lose so much weight so fast. it's because they work out so hard right, but muscle weighs more than fat so you gian weight when you gain muscle. However your body burns more calories when you have more muscle so the muscle helps burn more fat. So you have to

1. STOP STARVING YOURSELF
2. find a routine you can do while the kids are outside maybe get some dumbells and get a cardio dvd or something, maybe take up running. Not it's not too late just start slow, I am only a couple of months younger than you so stop it
4. EAT. plain and simple. 6 small meals none of this spinach pesto bullwombat poo poo either. Otherwise you mind as well be farting in the wind, what's the point.
(I don't know what happened to 3)

I am sure I don't have this all spelled out perfectly and maybe some of my info is screwy but this seems to work best. I work out hard but if I don't eat I won't lose as much weight as I do when my body is working. the point is to keep the body working and burning after the work out and even after the calories you just ate are spent. You're forceing the body to burn fat to replenish it's energy. Got it?

Please feel free to help me out here if I have something mixed up or not correct. I want to help and not hurt things.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: DebzCreations on July 10, 2008, 10:39:07 AM
Ok WAHM....  If you think you look bad,  you should see me!! :nana

The new doc has checked everything she could think of checking. The bottom line is....  I have to lose weight!!

Pre diabetes,  high blood pressure, osteoporosis, aortic regurgitation, on top of what I've had for years.

I think I'm now eating more than I was before....  it's just not junk food.  You have to eat or your metabolism goes into starvation mode and starts burning less calories.  Weight doesn't come off then.   

I've lost around 20lbs so far. How's that for an old lady?? :h0035

You can do it kiddo....  Or we can do it together.  I have lots more fat to lose!!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 10, 2008, 12:59:47 PM

I've lost around 20lbs so far.  How's that for an old lady??
Not bad.  What did you do the other six days of the week?
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: DebzCreations on July 10, 2008, 01:37:49 PM
LOL....  I didn't lose it the way you lost yours Fredd.   :smarty

I've been losing about 2 lbs a week,  although,  I lost 5 lbs this last week.

I have to admit I'm not actually exercising.  I'm just trying to up my activity level.  I have the garage partially cleared out and have been sorting and moving around totes of yarn.  Hopefully there'll be room to put them out in the garage soon so I can walk in my bedroom again.

I've even done a bit of cleaning!!! :h0035
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 10, 2008, 05:53:27 PM
I'm betting I lost five pounds today.  And picked up a start on a tan.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: DebzCreations on July 10, 2008, 06:21:06 PM
Don't worry,  Fredd.  You'll find 'em again.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Sade on July 10, 2008, 06:37:13 PM
I've lost 25lbs by eating 300 calories every 3 hours and running 4-5 times a week.  :up
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 10, 2008, 07:26:53 PM
kewl
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: DebzCreations on July 10, 2008, 08:25:05 PM
That's great Sade!!   :D!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Sade on July 10, 2008, 10:39:09 PM
Thanks ya'll, but I still have about another 25 to go. I actually lost most of the weight before I started running, then lost all the inches after I started running but hit a plateau and the lbs are coming off real slow right now. I am down 3, almost 4 sizes depending on the clothing, and have actually been to the pool in my swimmy suity.  :up.

So now I'm switching it up a little with a no carbs for one week, then low carb the next week, and then rotating on/off days. It's supposed to jack up your metabolism and get you over those blasted plateaus.

A good site for gauging your progress, and excercising and with a great forum, is at Calorie Count Plus http://caloriecount.about.com/ (http://caloriecount.about.com/) It really keeps you motivated because you can chart your progress all day long and see what you're eating and burning. I like it.  :up
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 11, 2008, 12:11:08 PM
Danielle, you have to feed yourself! Sometimes I get busy and don't eat as much as I should, and I feel awful. I'm cranky, sluggish, etc. You need to eat for your overall wellbeing, and also to make sure your metabolism doesn't slow down.

Cook things for your family that you can eat too, or cook the meat on the side so you can easily make meatless and meaty meals. My rule is I'm going to cook it, I want to be able to eat it. If DH wants meat, he can cook it himself and he does now and then. You're not a restaurant and iff Chris doesn't like what you cook, he can make something for himself.

I'm basically at the weight I was before I got pregnant, but there is a lot of flab and I'm not as toned as I should be. I feel bigger too. I've been proactive about contacting other moms about walking for exercise and socialization and hope to start up regular walks soon. In the meantime, Alexandra and I take a lot of short walks together.

I'd love for my child to grow up with healthy lifestyle habits like exercise and good eating as second nature, not something she has to go out of her way to do. That drives me when I feel like sitting around...I force myself to get up and do active things with her for both of our well-being.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: sharkypete on July 11, 2008, 02:08:32 PM
I've lost a total of 70 pounds from last summer. Scale said 250 on the nosie this morning. I was so p'ssed I couldn't get off that 250 mark.  ???
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on July 11, 2008, 02:39:57 PM
I'm not starving - I'm eating plenty, just not at dinner time.  I know what I should be doing and of course its all easier said then done.  I'm under a great deal of stress right now, probably more then I've ever felt I was dealing with at any other point in my life.  Life changing decisions to be made that not only affect me.

Telling Chris to cook what he wants isn't an option I have kids who also eat meat - just because I don't want to eat something doesn't mean I should stop feeding my family.

I'm just not hungry after cooking dinner.

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none of this spinach pesto bullwombat poo poo either

If you are referring to what I call my "green drinks" I think calling them shit is a little unnecessary.  They are extremely healthy and loaded with vitamins.  You drink smoothies don't you?  My green drinks are way better for you then a fruit smoothie.

I wasn't even going to reply because I thought this thread was for support and I don't feel like I should have to come in and defend myself. :-(
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: wahm922 on July 11, 2008, 02:40:34 PM
I've lost 25lbs by eating 300 calories every 3 hours and running 4-5 times a week.  :up

That's great :D!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Sade on July 11, 2008, 02:45:34 PM
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Alexandra and I take a lot of short walks together.

Trust me when I say that short walks do nothing for losing weight. I had been walking at least 1 mile, sometimes 2, almost every morning for a year. Didn't lose squat. Started running and the inches are coming off fast and I'm toning up.

BTW; I think it was about 500 degrees out here this morning.  :(

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I couldn't get off that 250 mark.

That's why I am doing the no carbs for one week. Lost 2 lbs yesterday and am off my plateau weight.  :up I think our bodies adjust to whatever diet we are doing and we have to shock our systems to get the metabolism kicked in again.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: biggfredd on July 11, 2008, 02:55:37 PM
I'm basically at the weight I was before I got pregnant, but there is a lot of flab and I'm not as toned as I should be. I feel bigger too. I've been proactive about contacting other moms about walking for exercise and socialization and hope to start up regular walks soon. In the meantime, Alexandra and I take a lot of short walks together.
My invitation remains, and it would help you lose weight.

Walk on over to my place, and I'll take you over to the restaurant and buy you a big old slab of sugar pie with whippy cream.

Same goes for any of you other broads.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: serendipity on July 11, 2008, 03:46:54 PM
Danielle, I wasn't trying to make you feel defensive, but was offering what I thought were supportive suggestions. I'm sensing a really defeated attitude and want you to remember to take care of you!

The boys don't have to eat meat every day. I'm confident that you can cook meals that are healthy for the whole family. Dinner doesn't have to include meat every night...make something that you will feel like eating when you're done cooking :)
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Sade on July 11, 2008, 05:34:06 PM
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I'm just not hungry after cooking dinner.

You don't have to eat dinner anyway. You should do like Pete and I do, and eat 6 small meals a day. Dinner being around 6 at the latest. Maybe a small (and I mean small) snack around 8. Dinner is not one of the most important meals of the day.
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: DebzCreations on July 11, 2008, 10:54:28 PM
Awww  shucks,  Danielle....  I was just trying to inspire you....  or make you feel better.  :-(


Congrats on the weight lose Sharky.  I only have 100lbs more to lose to be at my ideal weight.   :053
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: eotrg2 on April 08, 2009, 06:25:47 AM
Walking can add minutes to your life.   This enables you at 85 years old to spend  an additional 5 months in a nursing  home at $7000 per month.
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My grandpa started walking  five miles a day when he was 60..  Now he's 97 years old  and we don't know where the hell he is.
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I like long walks,  especially when they are taken  by people who annoy me.
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The only reason I would take up walking  is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
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I have to walk early in the morning,  before my brain figures out what I'm doing..
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I joined a health club last year,  spent about 400 bucks.   Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.
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Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate. Yeah, that's why the next one is true!
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I do have flabby thighs,  but fortunately my stomach covers them.
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The advantage of exercising every day  is so when you die, they'll say,  'Well, he looks good doesn't he.'
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If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
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I know I got a  lot of exercise  the last few years,......  just getting over the hill.
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We all get heavier as we get older, because there's a lot more information in our heads.   That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Every time I start thinking too much  about how I look,  I just  find a Happy Hour  and by the time I leave,  I look just fine
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: gypsumoon on April 08, 2009, 07:33:51 AM
 :0240 @ David
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: sharkypete on June 26, 2009, 01:09:51 PM
I need to get my butt back in the gym. I was working and got lazy because I was so tired when I got home. Now I am laid off I have no excuse. I still pay for the menbership I should use it.

Someone needs to kick my ass back into the gym. Any takers?
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: springintoscooters on June 26, 2009, 01:15:08 PM
Line forms in Santa Monica.  :whip
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Post by: eotrg2 on June 26, 2009, 03:43:44 PM
(http://skygazer.net/emoticons/AN157.gif) your  :bart  back to  the  :lift :move :tramp :lift before I have to  :pan :pan :075 :075 :pan :pan

Got it :lift :move :tramp :lift :2
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on June 26, 2009, 06:59:19 PM
I love that exercising Thigh Master eating an ice cream smilie.
<smile>

Set a fire under yourself Sharkey...Get out of bed and start working out!
You'll feel better!
Title: Re: Let's Get Moving! (Exercise & Weight Loss Support Here!)
Post by: sharkypete on July 02, 2009, 08:53:19 AM
OK I am there today :)