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do we have any overall stats for the crew this week? As predicted I went up again...however, I feel like I had the healthiest week yet, a lot less stress, and my clothes are starting to fit differently. so yay!

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Still missing numbers from Pep and AM. The combined for the eight who have reported is a loss of 1.6. After five weeks we're are a combined 46.1 loss.

You did drop quite a bit last week. Belt up a notch or two? Notice any difference with your running?

My clothes are fitting better. Going to need a leather punch for the belts pretty soon.

I found you a job for the summer. May to October, free room and board on a pristine lake. You can even motor your way into Canada... http://www.pinepointlodge.com/employment/employ.htm

I was looking for a resort to spend a weekend at, I wasn't looking for a job.

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Crap.....forgot to weigh Myself. Will get to it tonight or in the morning. I need to do the couch to 5k or something. Need to get some Extra movement in my day!

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I went back on the water pill & it has started to kick in. Also being better about eating smaller portions & pushing my plate away. We eat out a lot save salads get old fast. So working hard at pushing the plate when done

Still having a hard time finding the exercise the time.

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2 mile walk/jog yesterday morning. Then the SO and I went for another 2 mile walk last night. I got up and went and did my hour workout class this morning!! Burned a couple thousand calories between the two walks yesterday and not sure how many yet this morning. *off to my fitness pal to figure it out*.

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For some reason I've been having a rough time getting motivated. I did sorta OK during the week with a decent diet and some mild exercise, but killed it over the weekend. We ate out twice, both times greasy yummy sea food and burgers.

This week will be better.

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For some reason I've been having a rough time getting motivated. I did sorta OK during the week with a decent diet and some mild exercise, but killed it over the weekend. We ate out twice, both times greasy yummy sea food and burgers.

This week will be better.

Is there anything any of us can do to give you a boost to get you going?? I would suggest try using the my fitness pal app or on your computer and tracking just your food. When you see it like that, the amount of calories you are actually ingesting. The next time you go to grab something not so good for you. You will actually think twice about it.

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When you see it like that, the amount of calories you are actually ingesting. The next time you go to grab something not so good for you. You will actually think twice about it.

So true. And when you are face to face with the amount of effort required to burn calories versus the ease with which we consume them it can be quite motivational.

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I am terrible at keeping up with apps like mfp, so I try to stick with the "fist rule " when eating things I'm not sure of calorie count on. I can have a fist-sized serving of meat, or potatoes, or ice cream, etc.

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Is there anything any of us can do to give you a boost to get you going?? I would suggest try using the my fitness pal app or on your computer and tracking just your food. When you see it like that, the amount of calories you are actually ingesting. The next time you go to grab something not so good for you. You will actually think twice about it.

I don't know, I've just been having a rough time with life. Big, sudden changes mess me up, lol.

Yesterday was good, fruit for breakfast, salad for lunch, grilled cheese and chicken broth for snack and homemade chicken and dumplings for lunch. Still lacking in the exercise department though.

Today I had a waffle for breakfast, then a whole can of pringles for a morning snack :( Lunch was a small serving of the chicken and dumplings from yesterday. Afternoon snack was a lunchable in the car and dinner was a pork and veggie stir-fry with white rice.

Oh, and on both days I had ice cream made with frozen oranges, coconut milk and a little sugar.

I do need to start tracking what I eat, it just takes so much time to weigh or measure everything, then input it. I don't eat very much prepackaged stuff with the calorie count already figured out, so when I make something I have to figure out how many servings and then how many calories per serving. It takes forever

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Serving size on protiens are easy. About the size of the palm of your hand. A little Smaller for red meats a little bigger for fish. everything else is about a fist size. When you are looking at hour plate of food, picture in hour mind about how big all that food is mashed together. Is of baseball sized? Bigger like a soft ball or basketball.. whatever the size that plateful of food is is how much your stomach will stretch every time you eat.

With my fitness pal, its easy if you eat a lot of the same foods. It saves the foods you enter and then you can just go click on them to add them to whichever meal they are appropriate for. They have a huge database and a lot of foods are stored in them too.

If it's too much of a PITA to log as you go Log in in the evening and do it all at once. Or Keep a notebook handy and jot down everything for a couple days. Then log in and do it.

Seriously though, even just the act of writing down every bit of food that goes in your mouth will kick your brain into gear so that you will eventually start thinking about what you eat before instead of after. This is a Marathon not a sprint. We are working to change YEARS of bad habits and it doesn't happen over night.

You (collectively) need to make 2% of change to start With. If you try and change it all at once you will fail.

So... everyone here, lets all pick one thing to do well at tomorrow. (Saturday) post if here today and then report back Sunday if you did what your mini goal is.

It can be as simple as to cut out a trigger food for the day. Or to log your food/water intake, if exercise is an issue then make it your goal to do something that will get your heart rate up for 30 minutes. Those of us with dogs can take the dog for a 30 minute walk. Or just drinking more water.

A person is supposed to drink half their body weight in oz of water a day. Which for those of us over 200# is a lot at first. But drinking more water will also make you less hungry. I drink close to a gallon of water a day.

My goal will be to so day 2 of my couch 2 5K challenge tomorrow and take the fat lab with me.

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As Drs. Aaron E. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman reported in an article on this topic:

There's nothing wrong with liking water, but there is no scientific proof stating that you need to drink anywhere near eight glasses a day. One doctor who has made this his research focus, Dr. Heinz Valtin, searched through many electronic databases and also consulted with nutritionists and colleagues who specialize in water balance in the body. In all of his research, and in all of the research we conducted to double-check his work, no scientific evidence could be found to suggest that you need to drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, scientific studies suggest that you already get enough liquid from what you're drinking and eating on a daily basis. We are not all walking around in a state of dehydration.

Other medical experts have also disdained the notion that one need drink at least eight glasses of water per day to remain adequately hydrated:

Kidney specialists do agree on one thing, however: that the 8-by-8 rule is a gross overestimate of any required minimum. To replace daily losses of water, an average-sized adult with healthy kidneys sitting in a temperate climate needs no more than one liter of fluid, according to Jurgen Schnermann, a kidney physiologist at the National Institutes of Health.

One liter is the equivalent of about four 8-ounce glasses. According to most estimates, that's roughly the amount of water most Americans get in solid food. In short, though doctors don't recommend it, many of us could cover our bare-minimum daily water needs without drinking anything during the day.


Read more: http://forums.horsecity.com/index.php?showtopic=47104610&page=12#ixzz3YENunXax

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Yesterday was a surprisingly nice day outside. Forecast called for a high of 39. Instead we had full sun and low 50's. I couldn't resist grabbing my bike and going for a good ride and followed that with a short run. Still sucks to run but I am slowly making progress. Afterwards it was a quick meal of chicken and then out to hike the dogs. Today the weather terrorists are calling for 70% chance of rain. Won't be doing much outside tonight. Tomorrow is hockey where I'll be skating out getting more of an aerobic workout. Be meeting my daughter and a couple of grandkids at the bike swap in Duluth. Looking for a bike or two I can stash for when the grandkids come over and maybe find one for me...

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Yesterday my workout was turning over the b&b. Today walked the dog to the end of the driveway at work. Not nearly as long as home but it is movement.

Been better about eating.

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I didn't get my goal done yesterday but will today. It was pouring rain all day and only in the mid 40's. My hiney isn't going outside in rain if it's in the 40's. Nope, not happening lol.

I saw an interesting infomercial last night. It was called "The 21 day fix". The exercises they were showing are exactly what we are doing in my workout class. THen they send you these little tupperware containers in various sizes and colors. Each color designates a food you put in it. All about the portion control. So you still get to eat whatever you want. Just in the correct portion. The "program" was only $60 and comes with 7 different 30 minute workouts and the containers. I am going to do some more reading on it and see if I think I'll like it. Anyone can find 30 minutes a day to do these. FOr those with little kids, the exercises we do little kids would be able to do and I know when mine were little they loved getting to do that kind of stuff too.

I found my run Wolfy, check this out http://insaneinflatable5k.com/fort-wayne-in/?trackback=fbshare_mobile_top

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We went to the lake today to find a good fishing spot, and ended up following three stray dogs to the start of a beautiful trail. We just had to wonder back it, did the whole loop which was well over 3 miles. I'm over 6 miles total for the day.

Had tiny steaks for dinner which an ear of corn, a couple of shrimp and a delicious loaded potatoe skin. We did not have any beer during the week, and stuck to our original 1 6 pack a week goal. We did eat out more then I would have liked to this week, but we were busy busy all week.

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Ok, I just found this on Pinterest. I think I will give it a go, along with walk/jog on the new 3 mile trail I found several times a week.

http://pinterest.com/pin/A1wgbwAQQKcEvQ-WwlUAAAA/

Also, I know several people who absolutely love the 21 day fix system. I would love to give it a go, but can't bring myself to spend money to buy containers.

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Ok, I just found this on Pinterest. I think I will give it a go, along with walk/jog on the new 3 mile trail I found several times a week.

http://pinterest.com/pin/A1wgbwAQQKcEvQ-WwlUAAAA/

Also, I know several people who absolutely love the 21 day fix system. I would love to give it a go, but can't bring myself to spend money to buy containers.

219 this morning!!

HCBVH. Just tell yourself you are buying the workout DVDs and the containers are extras LOL

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189.5 this morning but made a crucial error in judgement by consuming very little food yesterday but all of it very high in sodium. Chips and dip. Olive Garden breadaticks and alfredo dipping sauce. One bowl of zuppa toscana. Pounded the water but now I am holding onto it for the time being.

Have been in high crisis the last week and a half and thus firmly in survival mode. Trying to work back to a place of balance.

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Was nervous after a week of slacking off on exercise and diet discipline. Beyond my usual lack of it. Stayed even for the week. Thought that's where I would be but was still hoping for at least a pound down. Next week I'm shooting for a 2 pound loss. See what happens.

Didn't buy a new bike at the swap. Still looking. Supposed to be a great week of weather. Planning on staying busy every night after work either working in the yard/garage or biking.

JG - that's the race Ramblin' and GH are coming her for in July. Well, for Ramblin' to run and GH to work on my garden plan. You're welcome to come up and join us. I'll buy the beer for afterwards.

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So far for the week I have numbers for half the group. AM and Jonathan did awesome this week! We are already ahead of last week's numbers.

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I'm pretty sure I'm holding steady, haven't unpacked my scale yet though. I think I packed it. ..?

Can I just say what a relief it is to be home???!!!

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Come on AM... that which does not kill us, makes us stronger... or crippled :ph34r:

I've been doing the couch to fridge for years, only made me stronger...

I suppose we'll let you say it. But just twice.

I want a new bike. A shiny new fast one... Mrs Wolfy says I can have one but I just can't get myself to pry open the wallet...

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Down 2 this week. If the weigh in three days ago it would gave been better. Been taking water pills daily & its helped. By problem this week is have a head cold so want to eat everything as have no taste.

If could get my nut moving the exercise will help me shed. But dang the job kicks my butt.

Have thought about the couch to 5k but I do believe I'd die.

GH after you are done with Wolf 's yard travel 70 miles south. I have a front yard project but I'd be willing to help. Oh we also have an ASV & dump truck. Could possibly use the mini excavator.

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