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Old 10-02-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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Weight loss for Wishers and becoming Leaner Meaners!

The old thread was getting just too long and too hard to upload and download. So, on Lisa's suggestion, I took the initiative to start a new thread.

I don't know where the helpful hints are that Debra categorized for us, but perhaps she will pop in to give us some help with that.

Personally, weeks of steroids, inactivity, and pain have not left me skinnier. They left me in a condition much like the trash bag.....Hefty, Hefty, Hefty! It's official as much as I didn't want to believe it, but I have gained 8 lbs since the very first Z-pack. But great things will be happening soon!

Howard....I missed it. What happened to you? And btw, I feel your pain!

Beth, good to see you, I am right there with you girl! Let's get rid of this stuff!!!

Everyone, please come back! I NEED YOU!!!

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:28 AM   #2
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Connie, you rock sweet pea and of course we are here with you!! Can't desert my cybertwin and future partner in crime!!!

I am on the better eating and less calorie wagon as soon as the HM is over. I have 5 pounds to drop before ToT in 23 days and I am determined to get this done. Over the weekend I discovered that my DD13 weighs the same as my SIL and they were both very proud to tell everyone that I was 4 pounds heavier then them. Well no more. I have a plan in place sitting and waiting for me to be done this half marathon and then I am at it with a vengence.

Everyone should read Dave's blog today about being an athlete. It is well worth the read!!! Thanks again Dave!

Everyone else, hop on the wagon with Connie and I, we need someone to drive cuz if she is as much like me as they say....well there could be some sharp corners ahead so we should probably not take them like Richard Petty!!! Who's with us???

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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Oooh a new thread! So I'm going to sneak in since I mostly lurked on the previous one

My PT suggested that we skip our training session this week so that I could rest after the 1/2. I have to say that I'm really missing that workout and it didn't help that I had two big dinners earlier this week. I think in the months leading up to the 1/2 in January I want to add in one more training session a week or try boxing. I usually see someone else doing a boxing workout when I'm working out and it looks really fun. Anyway, I have to keep on with my weight loss - did I mention I put myself down for a 'S' shirt in January. That was before I realized how running shirts fit.

Lisa - I think I'll run alongside the wagon - I need the workout this week!

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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I'm on the wagon! I am on a mission to drop at least 6 pounds before TOT!

Lisa GL with the Half! Some for super fast legs! I am hoping to do a New England race next fall.

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:02 AM   #5
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Hi, everyone!

Vicky! Welcome out of lurk mode!

Connie and Lisa, I'm still in the boot for the most part -- and like Connie, I am paying a hefty price for my enforced inactivity. It's very frustrating -- I tried to get faster and instead I got sidelined by an injury. My PT reminded me today though that even prefessional athletes with expensive trainers and stellar nutrition programs -- you know, the ones who are supposed to be doing everything RIGHT?!?!?!? -- even those folks get injured. She says we just have to deal with it and come up with a plan to avoid this injury in the future. I see my race season slipping away and it is so hard not to get really bummed. But you can't rush healing -- you can only help it along by doing what you're told (strengthening, stretching, icing) and waiting for those good results.

I've got to get back on the fish and veggie wagon, too, as well as cope with the injury. It is not a good idea to create more of a problem for myself with unhealthy weight gain.

Thanks for restarting the thread, Connie.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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Don't worry.......I'll drive!!! I am motivated now!!!! My short term goal is 5 pounds at a time (per month would be great!). My total weight loss (hopefully) should be 20-25 pounds.

I am starting off with losing 4 pounds since my doctor's appointment last week. I am happy with that.

So, the wagon is filling up...........I'm driving!


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Old 10-02-2008, 12:00 PM   #8
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Hi Everyone!

I really need to be on the healthy eating wagon! Does this wagon have seatbelts (or maybe something stronger in my case )? I have a tendency to jump off this particular wagon. I really have to work on my will-power and motivation.

I've been doing well with exercise, just not with eating. I'm running my very first race ( a 1/2 marathon) in 10 days!

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:46 PM   #9
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Hi Everyone,

I'm in. I need to lose the 5 lbs I gained this summer as well as the 1 lb I found in September. My marathon is in 17 days so I'm only going to concentrate on eating healthy until then, after that I'll be looking to cut calories and starting some more cross training.

Connie: Thanks for getting us a new fresh thread. I hope your shoulder is feeling better soon. Sorry about the weight gain, but I know you'll take care of it as soon as you're able to train.

Lisa: I'm with you on your goal. I would also like to be below 130. At 5'4" that doesn't seem too unreasonable, but I've not been at that weight since college, and even then I think it was only for a short time. I'm somewhat annoyed with myself since I was only 8 lbs away from that goal in June, but now I'm facing 14 lbs. Not insurmountable, but substantial.

Vicky: Welcome. You deserve a bit of a break after your race. Rest a few days so you don't get injured. Congrats on your finish.

Amy: Good luck with your mission.

Beth: Congratulations on the 4 lbs. Your 5 lb at a time approach is very reasonable. Thanks for driving the wagon.

Wendy: So sorry about your injury. I'm sure you are very bummed about missing out on your races. Take the time now to get better and you'll enjoy all your future races even more. Good luck.

Julie: Good luck with your race. Just remind yourself that you really need to fuel your body well for your race. Even if you eat too much, if it's healthy eating you know you'll benefit in your race.

I've started reading The Beck Diet Solution and one of the suggestions is to write down all the reasons why you want to lose weight and read these every day. It's a good reminder of why you are doing this. One of my reasons is that it will be more fun to go shopping. I'm going to concentrate on that one to help with my motivation. A nice new dress to wear to a Christmas party could help inspire me.

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:47 PM   #10
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OK, I'll jump in every once in awhile to check you all out.

DOing good with exercise, Lost 15 lbs in the last 9 wks, this week has been pretty tough so we'll see.

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Old 10-02-2008, 01:02 PM   #11
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And I'm back! Need the encouragement and the more-than-occassional kick in the pants to stay on track. I have new outlook, new motivation and friends that are right along with me.

I finally got the yo-yo 3lbs to stay off so now need to ramp it up. Would also like to drop 4-5 lbs before ToT and another 10 before Jan. Not unattainable just have to really put my all into it.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:35 PM   #12
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Just checking in and subscribing to the new thread!

Wendy: I forgot to tell you how great you looked with the new weight loss!
Way to go, girl! I wanna be in one-derland too!
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:39 PM   #13
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Way to go on the weight loss everyone. Keep it up.

I received my Crossing the Line medal frame yesterday. It came with an extra Disneyland Half and Coast to Coast medals. I had to insert my own Donald, Mickey, and Goofy.

Very nice, a bit pricey, but hey I'm only planning on getting one. Hmmm, unless there's left over funds after the 2009 & 2010 Coast to Coast challenges.

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Old 10-02-2008, 04:27 PM   #14
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A new thread! WOW!

Wendy and Connie.. for your injuries!!!

A big ol to everyone else!

I'm still trying to hop on the wagon!!!

This weekend I am doing a 5K and then testing to get my National Water Fitness Association so I can teach Water classes. Yay! I hope to have a good schedule in place by Jan/Feb at a new Fitness Center we joined (they don't open until Jan) so I can teach a few times a week.

If I don't have a chance to make it back tomorrow... Have a great weekend everyone!

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:40 AM   #15
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I struggled with my 8 miler today. No legs, no lung capacity. Got it done, that's all that counts.

I didn't quite recuperate from my blood donation on Monday. Likely low red blood cell count, or lower iron count. My pace was off, and was low on energy despite taking Shot blocks.

Oh well, #98 donation in the books for Hawaii. Something like 20 back in California.

LOST was filming at the Waikiki Yacht Club, just down the sidewalk from where I start and end my runs. The film crew was parked all over the place, so I talked to one of the guys. He said they were filming a car scene in the parking lot, and with all the yachts in the background.

Happy Aloha Friday everyone.

Oh, one more thing. A new half and full marathon is slated for September 6, 2009 on Kauai. Here's the link:


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