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Thursday May, 17th May Weighin

Discussion in 'SB Fitness Challenge' started by LindaBluedolphin, May 17, 2007.

  1. sarita75

    sarita75 Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco, CA
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    Its been a not-so-great-on-the-workouts-week for me. Here's my stats though:
    As for me:
    Today's weight: 211.2
    Last weeks weight: 212.8
    Starting Weight: 220.2
    Loss this week: 1.6
    Total weight loss to date [Week 5]: 9.0 pounds.
     
  2. LindaBluedolphin

    LindaBluedolphin Resident/Token Treehugger ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Raleigh(ish), NC
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    Good going Sarita!
     
  3. mwhities

    mwhities Great White

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Mississippi
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    Linda,

    Thanks, hopefully I can improve quite a bit. I just talked to a friend/personal trainer and she's going to set me up with a work out/cardio routine to help me out. I'm hoping to get up in the mornings early enough so that I can get to the gym, shower and get to work on time. Hopefully that will help me feel better through out the day too. All day yesterday and day before I was so worn down that I was having to get up and go walking so I didn't fall asleep at the desk.

    Michael
     
  4. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: On the Fun Side of Trump's Wall
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    Michael, sounds like you're where I was at a few months ago. What worked for me was to get a stationary bike at home ... so I could adjust my morning routine and devote some time every morning to using it.

    I started out modestly ... the first week was just 8 minutes at a time. The next week I kicked it up to 10 ... then 12 ... then 15 ... then 18 ... then 20 ... well, you get the idea. I settled in at daily 30-minute workouts Monday - Friday ... and a couple months after I started all this I noticed that if I skipped a morning workout I really missed it. Now it's a habit ... get up, make coffee, put some in a travel mug and enjoy it while pedaling.

    Going out to a gym doesn't work for me ... because I'm always so busy it was easy to find reasons not to go. I once found myself paying monthly fees for 10 months after my last visit. But having something at home that I didn't mind doing (and eventually coming to enjoy it) made getting into a routine much easier ... and I think a "routine" is really an essential part of any exercise regimen.

    Just my 2 oz. on the subject ... whatever you choose to do, make it a daily part of your routine. Getting over the impulse to say "not today" is the hardest part ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  5. mwhities

    mwhities Great White

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Mississippi
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    Bob,

    I was considering getting a Spin bike but, the cost is to much and even if I could afford it, (I'd rather buy scuba gear. ;P) we have no room in our house at this time. (We recently added new wood floors so everything is some what clustered. :))

    Well, I'm sure if I'm sitting on a bike, I won't get as winded as I do on the staires as I'm sitting down on the seat. I don't think that it would be very hard for me to do 30 minutes right out. Before 6 to 8 months ago, I taught Spin classes 4 - 5 times a week.

    I have a gym that I have free access too. I work on their computers. So the monthly cost isn't a factor. Although driving to this one is about 4 miles out of the way and the time I'd finish up, would be when the traffic hits and what would take 10 minutes to drive turns into 45+ minutes. :| So that would require me to get up even earlier.

    Like you said, either way I go, once I get into a routine, it will get easier. I appreciate the support and your opinion is always welcomed here.

    Michael
     
  6. sarita75

    sarita75 Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco, CA
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    Thanks Linda! you brought a big smile to my face, especially since I was was down 10.2 # earlier in the week, but have resumed less-healthy eating habits so I was feeling a bit down about the gain. :(
     
  7. erparamedic

    erparamedic Vampire Girl......er Dork

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    Great job, Sarita! Keep it up! Remember, the best way to lose weight is 1-2 lbs a week... makes it easier to keep off! You're within those guidelines! :wink:
     
  8. doghouse

    doghouse Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Huntingtown, MD
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    Guess what, now that the stress had dropped down a little, I am back on track. Yesterday morning (thursday) I weighted myself, but was too busy at work to enter in the results.

    !!!200!!! I am back down and back on track. Now lets see how low I can go. I started eating more regularly.
     
  9. mwhities

    mwhities Great White

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Mississippi
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    Good job doghouse!

    I know it's doesn't mean much but, I lost 1.2lbs since yesterday. :wink:

    Some what of a good start. :p

    Michael
     
  10. colby

    colby Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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    Well I missed last week with being sick, but I am up 1 pound to 220. I found out this morning that I have a slightly dislocated shoulder, which is better than the rotator cuff that I thought it might be, so my weight lifting is out for a while.

    Guess I'm sticking with golf. The local water temp is above 45 degrees today, so my dive season is getting closer!

    Welcome to the group Michael, I went the personal trainer path a year ago and lost 45 pounds, and maintaining still.
     

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