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MaryLyss

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About MaryLyss

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  • Birthday 01/03/1978

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    Louisville, KY
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  1. So, last night I had a light supper after going to the gym with my brother. At the gym, I did 35 minutes on the stationary bike set on interval in level 3. Gonna up the level next time. My total calories for the day was 1200. Low, but not starvation level. Finding I have the tendency to go to extremes, so I am very cautious that I get enough calories. Food is fuel. Food is fuel. Today, I am at 705 calories. I am coaching my daughter's soccer team tonight. I get to run around for an hour with a bunch of 7 and 8 year olds. I am going to push myself so that I go home exhausted. Any a
  2. So, here it goes. I am a fat girl. I have always been a fat girl, even when I wasn't. It is not a physical state of being as much as a mentality. I don't want to be a fat girl anymore. I want to be a strong, healthy girl. I want to eat for fuel, and drink for fuel, and learn to do things that have scared me in the past. Today, I am on my way. I have already given up processed grains and therefore dropped a pant size. My new mantra? Hunger pains do not mean I need food. Hunger is losing weight. I eat what I need to live, to survive. Here is what I have eaten today:
  3. Hey Rebels, I need some help. I am clawing my way back on the wagon after a disastrous 11 months of falling off. You know what I realize? I realize that my mental/emotional hurdle may have been squashed by the huge advantage of knowing that I feel better when I eat well and exercise. That is huge for me. Here is what I need. I need people to keep me accountable. I am going to start treating this thread as my food/activity journal. If anyone out there is willing to follow me and, say, give me a shout when I haven't posted anything that day, I would much appreciate it. Here we go. S
  4. backstrap, cut into thin strips. jalapeno peppers, cut in half and seeded cream cheese bacon stuff cream cheese into pepper wrap with backstrap wrap with bacon, add toothpick grill to desired doneness (? is that a word?) So many variations to play with too. Add cheddar. Maybe a portabello? Sprinkle with salt and pepper, tobasco, Tony Chachere's, or marinate beforehand. SOOOO GOOD!
  5. So, I am a follower of Atkins because I don't want to give up dairy altogether, or lose the sweetener in my coffee. I also swear by this method to lower my blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure (the diuretic effect of low carb dieting really helps with fluid retention). Hopefully this thread will bring me some likeminded people and their recipes, while I post some of my favorites. With that introduction, I will post my favorite italian recipe at this time, Pizza Casserole I have a family of four who don't all subscribe to my method, though I try to feed my children as cleanly as
  6. So, last night I started doing dumbbell rows. 3 sets of 10 reps, that were way too easy. Need heavier weight. I guess it's time for sand in the ol' milk jug. Today, I completed 30 squats, my ab routine (35 reps each, and a 20 second plank). First day of school for the kiddos (5th grade and kindergarten, *SOB*). Kind of a rough day. Back to running in the morning.
  7. Wonder if I could use pumpkin instead? After reading the sweet potato idea, it got me thinking......."Hmm. Pumpkin with cinnamon and cloves, topped with a little cream cheese?"
  8. Go Cards! I work at University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and am new to NF. Nice to know I am not alone.
  9. So, here are my goals for the rest of this year...... 1. Be able to do sets of 10 pushups (properly) 2. Be able to do one pull-up. I don't care if it is December 31, I WILL do one by the end of the year. 3. Run 10X100m sprints every other day. 4. Rock some size 14 jeans. How I will accomplish these goals. 1. Complete body weight circuit every other day. I realize 10 pushup are in the circuit, but I will build until I can do them. 2. Once push-up goal is met, I will start doing exercises that Steve lined out in his pull-up post until I can do a pull-up. Also, plan to hang from ev
  10. Today is a rest day from sprinting, so other things have to fill in. Upped my ab reps today to 35, with a 20 second plank. Gonna work on doing a proper form push-up today, and it might only be 1, but gotta start somewhere, right? Also, dumbbell rows are on the menu.
  11. This morning I won a hard fought battle. Went out at 6:30 am, warmed up, and then ran 4X100m sprints. Halfway through the second sprint, my left quad spasmed. Still dealing with it, but I pushed through the last 2 sprints. Friday will be my last day at 4X100. Monday, I will go up to 5, and hopefully only need 1 day recovery between interval training days. I am taking a rest day on my ab routine, as I thought I was going to die yesterday. It was the first day of my cycle, and the cramps made everything that much worse, so I am not doing my abs today. It's hard. I have gotten into the
  12. wideeyed: That is kind of where I am at, right now. I won't do anything until I meet my goals, both weight and health wise. I was just wondering if anyone knew of workouts that would help that lower, below the belly button area. The interval (sprint) training is harder than anything I have ever done. I just switched to that from jogging and can feel it everywhere! Jo - I had been convinced that the only way to burn fat was through traditional cardio, so, no I am not doing anything else right now. Figuring out that my core is my weakest area and starting a routine to fix that weakness i
  13. Today is not the beginning of my story. It started last October in a doctor's office. There I sat, after a disastrous weigh in at 278 pounds. The doctor had just told me that I had to start Diabetes medicine, blood pressure medicine, and would have to have gastric bypass or a lap band put in if I didn't lose weight by my next appointment. So, I started with diet. Atkins, it would be. It was the only thing I hadn't tried, and I thought, "What the hell?" Now, 9 months later, I weighed in at 221 the other day. 57 pounds lost! Yay! Not enough, though. My next thought, "I don't want to
  14. So, here's my question: Can interval training and body weight circuits help me avoid the dreaded tummy tuck? I have had 2 c-sections and genetically have the terrible "flap". My routine is as follows: Interval training every 3 days (working up to every other day) 30 reverse crunches (every day, up from 20) 30 toe taps (every day, up from 20) 30 crunches (every day, up from 20) 15 second plank (every day, up from 10 seconds) I am doing the ab exercises not for shape, but for strength. My core is my weakest part. I would, however like to have a flat stomach at some point in my life, an
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