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#121 NYJen

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    Posted 05 November 2007 - 03:02 PM

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    This has been a really bad exercise week for me... but I'm going to turn it around this week. The change in weather is just making me lazy. All I want is to sleep and eat high calorie foods! I'm doing ok with the dieting, but exercise has not been my priority so I need to get back to the gym. I have a dance lesson tonight, and we're house hunting this afternoon, so that counts as a little cardio. I will hit the gym tomorrow though!

    Jen - that's awesome that your nail girl noticed that you lost weight! What a great feeling!

    You know what, I've always felt that one of the biggest keys to watching your weight is to actually watch your weight. When you constantly pay attention to your calories (even when you know you're over) or when you constantly pay attention to the amount of exercise you do each week (regardless if it's not as much as you like) then you tend to stay focused and it's easier to get back on track if you slip up. But when you stop paying attention to your calories and exercise, that's when you lose focus and the weight comes back on.

    #122 NYJen

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      Posted 05 November 2007 - 03:03 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Hopels
      This has been a really bad exercise week for me... but I'm going to turn it around this week. The change in weather is just making me lazy. All I want is to sleep and eat high calorie foods! I'm doing ok with the dieting, but exercise has not been my priority so I need to get back to the gym. I have a dance lesson tonight, and we're house hunting this afternoon, so that counts as a little cardio. I will hit the gym tomorrow though!

      Jen - that's awesome that your nail girl noticed that you lost weight! What a great feeling!

      You know what, I've always felt that one of the biggest keys to watching your weight is to actually watch your weight. When you constantly pay attention to your calories (even when you know you're over) or when you constantly pay attention to the amount of exercise you do each week (regardless if it's not as much as you like) then you tend to stay focused and it's easier to get back on track if you slip up. But when you stop paying attention to your calories and exercise, that's when you lose focus and the weight comes back on.

      #123 NYJen

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        Posted 06 November 2007 - 11:47 AM

        Last night I ate A LOT at my dinner out with my friend. First I had an order of onion rings as an appetizer and then I had a mushroom cheeseburger with fries. And to top it off, we split 2 desserts. YIKES!!! But I was good during the day so hopefully I didn't over-do it too much on the calories by the end of the night.

        I'm going to workout again tonight (and probably every night this week) so that should make up for last night.

        #124 Jenn

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          Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:05 PM

          I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to drool a little right now... Mmmmmmm... onion rings...

          #125 NYJen

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            Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:11 PM

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            I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to drool a little right now... Mmmmmmm... onion rings...
            Yeah, they were really good too. And the restaurant gives you a dipping sauce with them. YUM!!!! (Sorry)

            #126 jenvh

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              Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:42 PM

              I haven't been on here in days. I don't think I will make the cardio challenge.
              Work suddenly got very very busy. I am still controlling what I eat and trying really hard not to stress eat. and actually doing pretty well. However, exercise has not been good this week. It's only been a few days though. Not too bad (yet) . I have to exercise again before I get too used to not doing it. Besides, if I work out it will totally help with the stress levels at work.

              #127 NYJen

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                Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:32 AM

                Oh man, I was lazy last night. Wanted to do a full hour on the treadmill but ended up only doing 40 minutes (burned 500 calories.) No crunches either. At least I got my cardio in for the day. And I did manage to stick to my calorie goals.

                Tonight I'll workout again and that will make 5 times this week. So that's good. I'm telling you, I keep going up and down with these damn two pounds. I need to keep working out. I think that's going to be the only way I start losing again.

                #128 Jenn

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                  Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:13 PM

                  NY Jen - it sounds like you're doing great! You will get over that 2 pound hurdle! Once again, I'm so jealous of your treadmill. I'm being lazy again tonight - if I didn't have to go out in the cold to go to the gym, I think I would work out... On a good note, I lost another 2 pounds! I'm not entirely sure how, since I haven't really been exercising in the past week, but I've been good with the calories. I need to get back to the gym. Will try tomorrow, but if not, definitely Friday. I'm with Jenvh on this one - if I don't start going again, I'll get into the rut of NOT going. My first dress fitting is the weekend after Thanksgiving, so I need to be good. Should be good incentive not to pig out on mashed potatoes and such :)

                  #129 NYJen

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                    Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:13 PM

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                    NY Jen - it sounds like you're doing great! You will get over that 2 pound hurdle! Once again, I'm so jealous of your treadmill. I'm being lazy again tonight - if I didn't have to go out in the cold to go to the gym, I think I would work out... On a good note, I lost another 2 pounds! I'm not entirely sure how, since I haven't really been exercising in the past week, but I've been good with the calories. I need to get back to the gym. Will try tomorrow, but if not, definitely Friday. I'm with Jenvh on this one - if I don't start going again, I'll get into the rut of NOT going. My first dress fitting is the weekend after Thanksgiving, so I need to be good. Should be good incentive not to pig out on mashed potatoes and such :)
                    Wow Jen, you are daring to go for your 1st fitting right after Turkey day. But I guess it's smart too - keeps you in check during the holiday.

                    All those years I was a member of the gym, I would barely go when it was nice out, forget about it when it's cold out. Brrrrr!!! I HAD to get that treadmill or my butt would do NOTHING.

                    I agree too, if I skip more than one day of working out, I'll lose focus. I need to workout almost every night to make sure I stay on top of it.

                    #130 JessicaM

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                      Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:16 PM

                      Well I didnt make it to the gym last night but I did manage to do sit ups and some other pilates moves while I watched the Biggest Loser....some motivation I suppose.
                       

                       





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