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Old 04-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #261
 
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Well let's see....I started this at 137. I got to 134 then back to 139 and now it's 136. The pantsuit I want to wear to the Oaks on May 3 fits best at 127. So my options-

go on a starvation diet that will make me sick and but will get me to 127 on May 3 but 137 on May 4

or

change my outfit for the Oaks

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buy one of those wraps to suck the water out of you to get me into the pantsuit for that one day

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keep at it and hope that the jacket hides the tight pants
I would change the outfit, never consider a starvation diet to even be an option...
I'm going to keep at it and change outfits if needed. To safely lose 1 pound a week, I need (given my age and activity level) to consume 1200 calories a day. I can, for 2 weeks, drop that to 1000 calories and lose 4 or 5 pounds. That would let me get into the pantsuit; it just won't look great.
Can you buy a Spanx and take some diurex? Or eat a lot of potassium?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #262
 
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Just wanted to check in to tell you all I'm probably out of this challenge. I'm way off track and... Am not really bothered about it, lol. Good luck to everyone still going strong!
Yay! Thats my feeling on it.

I would love to lose 10 lbs. Thats my 'happy' weight. But I know I need to go down to something ridiculous like 500 calories a day, and exercise. And if I try to go back to 'regular' eating, it will go back up. No thanks. I'm happier this way.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:03 PM   #263
 
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I would love to have one of these, but doesn't fit my budget....

Outdoor Elliptical Bikes - ElliptiGO

Put me on the challenge, if not too late. I don't want to lose weight so much as I need to get firmer. I went for a hike yesterday. It was all uphill. I could only go 1/2 mile then walked down. My body felt fine, but my lungs couldn't take it. I'll try it again this weekend. I plan to use my flex belts tonite.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:25 PM   #264
 
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Last week I slacked off (not proud of it) but I got back on it this week. I hit the gym today and worked on my upper body with some cardio. Going back tomorrow for my kickboxing class. Then Friday will work on my lower body.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #265
 
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I wanna loose fat in my belly.then tone my legs n my butt

Iam 153 now I want to be like 140

What should I do? I cnt get the gym a lot I dnt drive but on my days off I can.but what are some good home workouts I can do?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:31 AM   #266
 
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I lost 12 - 14 lbs. by watching what I ate and running over the past 8 - 10 weeks. It didn't cost me a dime and I didn't have to drive anywhere! I also used the MyFitnessPal site to keep track fo my caloric intake.

You can do it! Good luck!
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #267
 
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Finally got back to the gym after being sick for almost 2 weeks. 60 minute yoga/pilates class, 15 minutes on circuit machines, crunches, planks, etc. I'm weak as can be but it felt good.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:18 AM   #268
 
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I used my friend's Nike+ sensor and her iPhone today, to see how fast I'm running.

I thought it said I averaged 11:03 per mile, she told me it said 11:35 per mile. Either way, my only goal was to run 12:00 per mile, so I'm ahead of the game

12 days to our first 5k and I'm confident. Can not, absolutely can not, believe I can run for 30+ minutes at a time!!
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^ Good for you RB!

I'm petrified to go back to fusion class tonight. I got so dizzy and nauseous at yoga last week and didn't do much of anything over the weekend. eek! This is a really hard class for me at the best of times. I really really don't want to pass out or throw up. But I gotta get back to it!
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Made it through class last night without passing out or throwing up. I did have to stop a few times because I started to see stars and just couldn't breath. And I pulled something in my neck. But I finished the hour and didn't die, so there!

I have Tool Kit class tonight. Never know what we'll use - steps, weights, jump ropes, kettle bells, etc.
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I used my friend's Nike+ sensor and her iPhone today, to see how fast I'm running.

I thought it said I averaged 11:03 per mile, she told me it said 11:35 per mile. Either way, my only goal was to run 12:00 per mile, so I'm ahead of the game

12 days to our first 5k and I'm confident. Can not, absolutely can not, believe I can run for 30+ minutes at a time!!
Excellent! I also go to Google Map Pedometer / GMaps Pedometer for Running, Walking, Cycling, and Hiking to map how far I've run. You'll have a blast at the 5k. I'll share a tip I got from my boyfriend who does Ironmans and crazy stuff. When you start doing longer runs (I consider anything over 30 minutes a "longer" run!), I find it beneficial to take a minute or two rest around the halfway point. It's a nice mental break, you can stretch your back/hamstrings/calves, get your breath for a minute, and get rid of any phantom pains (like sometimes my middle toe hurts). Then you can picture the run as two 20-minute runs instead of a 40-minute run. Only take one or two minutes though, and pause your stopwatch as well.

I guess what I'm saying is that you should feel free to do that during your 5K! You'll probably find that you'll run faster during the 5K than during your C25K, just because of the race atmosphere and adrenaline. There'll probably be an aid station somewhere during the race, so that might be a nice opportunity to grab a drink, have a quick stretch, mentally regroup, and keep going. Of course, you can run the whole thing non-stop as well!

My training is going well. My triathlon is May 19 so the next couple of weeks are crunch time with some big workouts. I am up to running 6.5 miles and biking 25 miles, which are basically the race distances. I have a 3-mile open water swim race this Sunday and I am not looking forward to the cold water - this cold spring has kept the water temps down.
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Thanks so much for the advice, divegirl! I was hoping you'd chime in

I'm just so excited. And proud of myself!

I'll be sending you good vibes for your open water swim this Sunday and sounds like you've got a great handle on your training for the triathlon!

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I've been slacking. Got to get back on track.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #274
 
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I worked out over 14 hours/12 days in April. Not bad considering I was sick for over 2 weeks.
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Well, through this whole training experience, I had my first terrible run today.

We decided to run in a different location, where there are kilometer markers, to do a test run before the race.

Horrible idea. Middle of the island: no shade, no breeze, bright sun, and a bit of traffic.

I got dizzy and spit up some white foam a little over halfway through, so I ended up walking for 2.5 kilometers. My friend felt dizzy and walked about half way, as well.

I felt disappointed that I couldn't finish the test run, but I'm glad I listened to my body!

Back to the regular stomping grounds tomorrow!
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Just wanted to check in to tell you all I'm probably out of this challenge. I'm way off track and... Am not really bothered about it, lol. Good luck to everyone still going strong!
Yay! Thats my feeling on it.

I would love to lose 10 lbs. Thats my 'happy' weight. But I know I need to go down to something ridiculous like 500 calories a day, and exercise. And if I try to go back to 'regular' eating, it will go back up. No thanks. I'm happier this way.
Actually if you only ate 500 calories a day and exercised you wouldn't lose weight for an extended period of time. Your body would hold on to that fat because you would be starving yourself.
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Just wanted to check in to tell you all I'm probably out of this challenge. I'm way off track and... Am not really bothered about it, lol. Good luck to everyone still going strong!
Yay! Thats my feeling on it.

I would love to lose 10 lbs. Thats my 'happy' weight. But I know I need to go down to something ridiculous like 500 calories a day, and exercise. And if I try to go back to 'regular' eating, it will go back up. No thanks. I'm happier this way.
Actually if you only ate 500 calories a day and exercised you wouldn't lose weight for an extended period of time. Your body would hold on to that fat because you would be starving yourself.
That is true indeed, when I started eating more the weigh fell off.
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Sorry about your horrible run Rubber B. Ugh.

I managed to get 3 gym classes done this week. Not up to par and I'm still getting dizzy and weak but I'm finishing the classes so there's that. It will improve quickly I hope.
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Well, through this whole training experience, I had my first terrible run today.
I'm sorry your run sucked It happens to everybody at some time or another, sometimes for no apparent reason! It's good you listened to your body - that's a really important skill to have!

I had my 3-mile open-water swim race yesterday. It was a challenge and a half. Air temp was 50 degrees and the water was 60 degrees. Plus a 20-kt wind with waves, chop, and current (there was actually a small craft wind advisory in effect). The swim is two loops around buoys in the river. Before the start, they told us that if we felt we couldn't do both loops, to just come in after one loop. As soon as I got in the water, I said to my boyfriend (who was also racing) that I was only doing the one loop. It was sooooo cold.

The waves were ~2 feet high with whitecaps. I swallowed a bunch of water. My hands and feet were cold from the start, but after a mile I could feel the cold creeping up my arms and legs, so I was glad that I made the decision to only do 2 miles. I finished up, shivering and shaking, to discover that the race organizers had made the decision to not let anyone go around the second loop. My immediate thought was, where is my boyfriend? He is a faster swimmer than me, so should have finished before me.

I asked the timers and they said he had not recorded a finish time. I was thinking they had missed him and he was still out there swimming. Then I went back to our stuff and his wetsuit was there so I knew he was out of the water but I still couldn't find him. Eventually I found him - he had gotten so cold that his arms and legs stopped working properly and he said he could tell his mental capacity was diminishing (apathy, lethargy) so he hailed one of the support vessels and got a ride back on a jetski. Then he spent some time in the ambulance getting warmed up.

What a crazy day. I actually placed second in my age group. I was beat by an English Channel swimmer, which I am ok with
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^ That was scary and exhausting just reading about it!
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