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This is why I don't like to weigh myself. I weighed myself at the gym yesterday. 140 pounds. I am 5'3". I feel like that is heavy for someone my height! I know I am a mesomorph with a lot of muscle, so that makes me heavier, but I just hate seeing that number. I am 5lbs heavier than my boyfriend That puts me at the extreme high end of a "healthy" BMI (which I know is a load of bull for athletes anyway, but still).

I'm just going to go with how my clothes fit from now on.
Originally Posted by divegirl
I don't like weighing myself either. For someone who's 5', 130lbs sounds like a LOT, but even though it's above my ideal, I don't look terribly overweight. I always used to hear, "your weight should be 5lbs over 100 for every inch you are over 5'" and that made me feel terrible. Like you, I carry a lot of muscle and I also have a large chest.

The lowest my weight has been as an adult was 112 and I was SKINNY, like size zero skinny. That didn't last long, and I was 18. The fittest I have felt in my life was when I weighed around 126-127 and was doing power yoga 3-4x a week. Even though my weight is pretty close to that now, I unfortunately have a bit more fat than muscle at the moment, so I'm trying to get back to that point.
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Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement cmb4314 and divegirl! I will definitely look into the PodRunner Intervals. My friend is leaving for a week vacation on Thursday, so I have a week to do some runs by myself.

Did W4D1 today. It was... challenging, but nothing I couldn't handle. I even sprinted the last 30 seconds of the final jog

We got stuck in a squall half way through our run!! We run along the pier that the navy built. About half way through, we saw a wall of rain quickly glide over the ocean and descend upon us We kept going and just toughed it out.

Then we killed 50 squats, dead lifts, rows, and other technically named exercises I have no idea. I show up for the runs, but do the strength training because my friend really wants to.

Just ate a green apple with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter, a teaspoon of agave nectar and a pinch of cinnamon with a cup of black coffee.

I have butternut squash roasting in the oven and will probably have with chicken and some quinoa later on.
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I liked Amneris' point a couple pages back, so I want to keep things positive. I'll just say that I indulged far more than I wanted to (and it was greasy fried food, something I REALLY wanted to avoid) today, and I'm getting off-track from my goal.

I still had a healthy dinner and have been drinking a lot of water. I went running earlier today and went to spin class too. I'm gonna try to hit up both a spin class and Pilates tomorrow.

oh, and I ended up making it to a combo Pilates/yoga class yesterday and I'm probably the least flexible one there!! I never realized how much strength was lacking in my core. I've been hiding in the back to hide how much I've been flailing when it comes to certain yoga positions.

I don't weigh myself, because my weight fluctuates like crazy. I always go by how my clothes fit.
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Did insanity plyometrics circuit ... And I almost died =D
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Last night did my 250's and 15 min on the circuit machines before class, then 60 min of low impact aerobics.
Have been eating clean all week. Feeling good after getting rid of most of the dairy in the fridge. Loving Silk brand coconut milk (I still love the coconut milk in a can but it's pricey). There are some good low carb whole grain breads out there now and that makes me happy.
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Took a recovery day yesterday. Tried a new chicken breast recipe and it was ok. Not my fav. Getting back to the gym is going to be a struggle tonight because I am exhausted today
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Last night did my 250's and 15 min on the circuit machines before class, then 60 min of low impact aerobics.
Have been eating clean all week. Feeling good after getting rid of most of the dairy in the fridge. Loving Silk brand coconut milk (I still love the coconut milk in a can but it's pricey). There are some good low carb whole grain breads out there now and that makes me happy.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
OMG the Silk coconut milk is amazing! I am also currently in love with the Silk PureAlmond Dark Chocolate milk. Not exactly low carb, but I LOVE to have a glass of this after a hard workout! Your body does need carbs immediately after a workout.

Yesterday I biked for 40 minutes and lifted weights for half an hour. Today I will run for 20 minutes and probably swim for an hour or so.
^ If I bought dark chocolate almond milk I would drink the whole thing in one sitting. Mmmm. That made my mouth water.
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I like Almond Breeze brand better. The dark chocolate is so chocolatey. I have to mix it with regular.

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OMG the Silk coconut milk is amazing! I am also currently in love with the Silk PureAlmond Dark Chocolate milk. Not exactly low carb, but I LOVE to have a glass of this after a hard workout! Your body does need carbs immediately after a workout.

Yesterday I biked for 40 minutes and lifted weights for half an hour. Today I will run for 20 minutes and probably swim for an hour or so.
Originally Posted by divegirl
They say that chocolate milk (regular - I don't know about almond, but I'd guess it's similar) has the perfect ratio of carbs/protein to use as a recovery drink.

I just take it as an excuse to have a big glass of chocolate milk after my long runs
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OMG the Silk coconut milk is amazing! I am also currently in love with the Silk PureAlmond Dark Chocolate milk. Not exactly low carb, but I LOVE to have a glass of this after a hard workout! Your body does need carbs immediately after a workout.

Yesterday I biked for 40 minutes and lifted weights for half an hour. Today I will run for 20 minutes and probably swim for an hour or so.
Originally Posted by divegirl
They say that chocolate milk (regular - I don't know about almond, but I'd guess it's similar) has the perfect ratio of carbs/protein to use as a recovery drink.

I just take it as an excuse to have a big glass of chocolate milk after my long runs
Originally Posted by cmb4314
Yep, chocolate milk is amazing! I get the Silk Almond Dark Chocolate, but I also get pints of chocolate milk from a local dairy. It's whole milk, grass-fed, non-homogenized deliciousness. It's so rich that I just have a couple chugs after a workout. Some carbs, protein, and fat all together. mmmMMM.
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Gosh darn it, I had to add chocolate 'milk' to my grocery list!!!!
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I thought some of the tips here were really helpful:

12 Tips From Real People Who Succeeded At Losing Weight

I did a boot camp thingy in February. Intense workouts at 6am, 5 days a week (and 7am on Saturdays) really changed my motivation, strength and stamina. I’m now determined not to lose the ground I gained during that time. I’m still working out, trying new things and doing vinyasa yoga. I work out 5 days a week minimum, sometimes 6. I also changed my eating quite a bit. I feel 1000x better.

I don’t weigh myself, I don’t find it helpful with all the fluctuations and muscle versus fat. I build up muscle quite readily, so I tend to not see much of a difference on the scale. Instead I go by measurements and the way my clothes fit. I still have a bit to go, but I am definitely seeing a lot of progress, I’ve lost quite a few inches already. I’m going to measure myself at the end of this week and compare it to before and see exactly how much progress I’ve made.

Rooting for everyone in this thread!

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For those interested, I highly recommend making your own almond milk. The packaged stuff contains a lot of unnecessary ingredients and sometimes a lot of sugar. Which of course, if youíre trying to lose weight, is really counterproductive.

There is a great recipe here. It tastes so much better than store bought, theyíre not even in the same league.

I also made my own coffee creamer using the recipe on her site, which emulsifies in coconut oil for extra creaminess (and itís really good for you).

If you donít want it plain, you can add a little vanilla. If you can afford the extra calories of adding a little sweetener, a touch of maple syrup complements the flavors really well.

You can use the resulting almond meal to make really yummy and nutritious cookies and crackers. The almond meal smells wonderful when youíre drying it out in the oven!
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They say that chocolate milk (regular - I don't know about almond, but I'd guess it's similar) has the perfect ratio of carbs/protein to use as a recovery drink.
Originally Posted by cmb4314
Sadly, it’s not. As much as I love my almond milk, it is far lower in protein than regular milk. Regular milk has 8g per serving, where almond only has 1g.

As far as I have been able to tell, that goes for both homemade and packaged almond milk.

Almonds have other nutrients though, and I do think generally almond milk is a healthy thing to have in one’s diet. I have seen a lot of misleading information on the internet saying it’s loaded with protein, but 1g isn’t exactly ”loaded” so I don’t know where they’re getting that.

Now the resulting almond meal when you make your own almond milk is a decent source of protein. So that’s where all that nut protein winds up when almond milk is made.

Last edited by wild~hair; 03-20-2013 at 06:32 PM.
What has two thumbs and is allergic to almonds? This girl.

This talk of yummy dairy substitutes is making me sad and itchy
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I've gone to the gym twice this week. I took today off, but am planning on going tomorrow and Friday.

The bad news is, I made the most delicious Vietnamese noodles tonight, and a king cake that my son has been asking for since Mardi Gras. I'm not doing so well in the eating department.
I made it to spin and pilates after...omg but I was dying the whole time in pilates. my legs are going to be so sore tomorrow.

I went with a friend of mine who is a dancer...pro tip: if you ever want to feel inflexible, work out with someone EXTREMELY flexible.

I'm donating blood tomorrow, so I won't be able to work out until at least Friday. I'm thinking I'll keep it light on Friday, just stuff like push ups, crunches, planks, etc.

foodwise - doing well! I don't eat meat (besides fish), so I've been trying really hard to get more protein in my diet, but it can be difficult sometimes.
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This hasn't been a good week. I haven't gotten to the gym at all. Was fighting the nasty virus my daughter had. Thank goodness for Cold Ease, I made it through without the worst of it, but today was the first day I felt decent, and had too much going to get to the gym. Eating has been...okay, considering. Thank goodness, tomorrow is another day. I probably won't get to the gym until Friday, because tomorrow will be just as busy, but I did take the dogs for a nice walk tonight, and, well, something is better than nothing, right?
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