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« Reply #15: April 01, 2007, 11:09:43 pm »

It's April 1: Check-in time!

The healthy eating plan is going really well.  My daughter and I have cut out refined sugar and junk food and almost all white flour.  I've lost 5 pounds.  I think it's getting easier, too.

The exercising...well, not so much yet, thanks to the migraines.  But I'll keep trying on that.
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« Reply #16: April 02, 2007, 08:04:44 am »

It's April 1: Check-in time!

I've been very lax about hitting the gym this week- for which I offer up life going bonkers last weekend as my reason.  However, I'm stopping at the gym today after dropping the Gen-Gen at school.

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« Reply #17: May 01, 2007, 09:43:21 pm »

we can check in periodically, like the beginning of each month.

Happy May Day, for those who celebrate it!

I've been swamped as usual this time of year, principally because I choose to spend several hours before work each morning scouring NY's Central Park for the latest migratory songbirds to blow into town. The unfortunate side effect is that the gym and running fall by the wayside for me for a few weeks.

But still, I've managed to at least hold the line on the waistline. I'm pretty much on the last notch on my belt, so I'm a hair closer to my 30-in. waist goal than the last time we checked in. I'm worried I'm dropping too much muscle mass in the weight-loss process, though, so I'm going to have to get back to the gym...as soon as the birds let me...
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« Reply #18: May 02, 2007, 07:42:53 pm »

I had to do my workout much later than usual because I slept late and then had to do chores. Got it in though.  Been keeping my waist in check and I've lost a bit more of the extra belly.  I'm getting bored with just the push-ups and resistance bands though, so I think this Friday I'll go downtown and register at the gym there. Easy enough to get to, and I'll register for one month, as after May, I can go to the university and use the gym there for free.  My best friend works at the uni, so we'll probably meet up after her shift ends and work out together. 

I'm having a hard time getting myself back onto the two-pronged approach to my running.  Fartlek is so much fun, I hate to stop.  Although I suppose I'll have to at some point.  I'll also have to change the days I run, as now I'll be working two days a week 9-5, and usually on days that I run. 
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« Reply #19: May 02, 2007, 11:31:06 pm »

Happy May Day, for those who celebrate it!

::snorts::

Well, this month's check-in day finds me full of irony.  I've been whining in other threads about the depression I'm going through, but over here in this thread I can gleefully report that, since I haven't felt like eating for a few couple of weeks, I've lost a nice bit of weight.

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« Reply #20: May 03, 2007, 06:56:26 am »

Happy May Day, for those who celebrate it!


Im a dismal failure. oops

Fell over and haven't done anything worth calling exercise in the last few weeks. between scrappy timetables and other busyness I've not had the energy.
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« Reply #21: May 03, 2007, 08:30:42 am »

Happy May Day, for those who celebrate it!

I haven't been able to really get back into the swing of things, after having been ill.  And then there's the time issues, I haven't been able to justify using up an entire evening just for a workout, when I've got so much other stuff on my plate that needs taken care of NOW.  As in upcoming deadlines "now".

I did hit the fitness center a couple times, though.  But - like I said, deadlines - I wont be able to go again until the week of the 14th. 

However, doesn't mean I've been slacking!  I've been doing a lot of walking, and will be doing more.  Took a day off to go to University Park, and we spent the entire day walking around.  Plus this coming weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, will be full walking-days (a museum tour Saturday, Faery Festival Sunday).  I've been using my cute little 5 pound freeweights at home while watching TV in the evening when I'm down for the day.  And a price increase in the vending machines here at work has me packing my own snacks and drinking more water, instead of chips and an afternoon emergency-ration soda.

The weights are really helping, I noticed in the mirror this morning.  I dont want to say this too loudly, but ... I think I saw a little bit of tone in there.  Shhh, dont tell anyone, I dont want to jinx it!
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« Reply #22: May 03, 2007, 09:43:48 am »


O.K., who else is in?


I've NEVER been an exerciser, onsie twosies bore me stupid.  I've always been involved in dance and gymnastics, up until this last year - when I 'retired' from professional dance.

At the pinnacle of my dance career I was teaching three classes a week, performing at least twice and training 3-7 hours a day time allowing.  A lot of physical activity. 

Now wipe that entire slate clear, and you have what I've been doing for this last year.  Nada.  zip, zilch, zero.

It's not so much that I've gained weight (well yeah, I have... but my mommy says I carry it well... :sniff:  ) but I've lost tone.  Things JIGGLE.

Yesterday, for the first time in a year, I did my dance workout.  Started with the onesie twosies, danced for an hour and finished with stretches.  Well whadayaknow.  It felt good.  I'm going to try to do it again today.

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« Reply #23: May 03, 2007, 09:52:12 am »

mrrrr.  maybe if I post this I'll be more accountable.

Due to a number of life stresses and getting sick, I got REALLY bad about exercising.  and boy oh boy do I need that muscle tone!

So I'm going to try, regardless of how much swuggy runs me around, to do my pilates three times a week.  cardio I'm good on .. chase the baby. Cheesy  but I need muscle tone.

Pilates ROCK.  So much more efficient than conventional onsie twosies.    The single leg circles, front/back and 'swimming'  kick my butt.  The hundred is currently more like the *fifteen* right now.   Sad
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« Reply #24: May 03, 2007, 09:53:20 am »

Pilates ROCK.  So much more efficient than conventional onsie twosies.    The single leg circles, front/back and 'swimming'  kick my butt.  The hundred is currently more like the *fifteen* right now.   Sad

They are efficient.  I've been managing to do them again .. sorta.

More like twice a week, though.  :S
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« Reply #25: May 03, 2007, 10:03:48 am »

Happy May Day, for those who celebrate it!

Not much to report over here.  I'm keeping up with the exercise reasonably well, and I've lost a kilo or two, so I think I'm on track.  Now that I'm mostly set in my routine, I did feel like I should add on a bit, so I'm currently working on perfecting a 100-calorie brownie recipe.  Cheesy
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« Reply #26: May 06, 2007, 12:55:10 am »

Happy May Day, for those who celebrate it!

Checking in.

I'm doing fairly well with my multivitamins, and while my abs are still my weakest muscle group, they're better than they were a month ago, mostly from work.

The pilates ball is quietly deflating in a corner of the living room, though. I need to memorize the exercises so I don't have to refer to the stupid DVD every time. (All right, so far I've only used it twice.  Embarrassed)

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« Reply #27: May 10, 2007, 07:49:43 am »

Checking in.

I'm doing fairly well with my multivitamins, and while my abs are still my weakest muscle group, they're better than they were a month ago, mostly from work.

The pilates ball is quietly deflating in a corner of the living room, though. I need to memorize the exercises so I don't have to refer to the stupid DVD every time. (All right, so far I've only used it twice.  Embarrassed)

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The salvation for your abs is deflating!  *hearts* the pilates ball.  Sit on it, like you were sitting on the edge of the chair, and do crunches, making the ball the pivot point for your hips.  Rather than moving your shoulders up towards your hips, use the ball to roll your hips back down under your shoulders.

You'll have abs of steel in a week!

You could do a similar motion on any chair that doesn't have a back.  The ball just makes it easier to engage your hips and lower abs.
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« Reply #28: May 10, 2007, 07:51:14 am »



I've been working out for a little over a week, daily.  Results are no where in sight, and I've really got to do something about the eating thing.  I'm good till about 9:30 at night and then my resolve goes out the window.
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« Reply #29: May 27, 2007, 11:17:10 am »

I've been working out for a little over a week, daily.  Results are no where in sight, and I've really got to do something about the eating thing.  I'm good till about 9:30 at night and then my resolve goes out the window.

O.K., Mandi, if you can make it to 9:30 PM, you're essentially there, assuming you go to bed around midnight or so. I'm officially imparting extra willpower to you *every other day* to tide you over that extra little bit of time until you go to bed. In other words, on Monday, you resist the post-9:30 eating urge and go to bed without munching. on Tuesday, if you simply can't resist, go ahead and munch. But on Wednesday, you'll have that willpower to resist again, retiring for the night without munching. And so on.

This way, you can just tell yourself, "If I hang on tonight without munching, I get to munch tomorrow night." It might help get you through, yes?
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