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  1. 164 at my Weight Watchers weigh-in today. At least the weight is headed in the right direction. Will be running tomorrow.
  2. Well, week two wasn't so good, in large part because of getting off my routine while on vacation. I was 165 this morning but am hoping it's vacation bloat that will go away in a day or two. The good news is that I ran twice and did some muscle work two days, so I'm sorta on track along these lines.
  3. 1. I've been at 163.4 for the past few days, so that's a good start. 2. I've already run two days this week, on Tuesday and Thursday, and expect to go again next week. 3. I've already met this goal this week! I did push ups on Tuesday and dips and push ups on Thursday. I'll do more this weekend. So I'm off to a good start. I've also started tracking my food intake again, via Weight Watchers, which is something that I really need to do to be conscious of my food intake.
  4. This sounds just like me when I started doing squats several months ago. It was so bad I was actually taking the elevator instead of the stairs to go up and down one flight at work. Make sure you are hydrated. You can also get a foam roller to loosen up your muscles. But mostly they need to rest and recover. And it might get worse before it gets better!
  5. Okay, I'm in. Here are my goals, simplified after learning, from the July challenge, that my goals were too complicated. 1. Lose 4.4 pounds. I'm at 164.2 today, so this would get me down to 159.8! 2. Run at least three days a week (or substitute other cardio). 3. Muscle work (push ups, squats, presses, etc) at least two days a week.
  6. I'm a couple of days late, but as of this morning, I'm too happy to care. I did it! Most of it, anyway. My goals: 1. Lose 5 pounds. I wanted to get to 162.6. As of this morning, I was 162.4! I am especially pleased because it's been a crazy few weeks. 2. Run at least two days a week (with bench push-ups along the way), and add some other cardio exercise (hiking, fast walking, playing with kids, etc) at least one other day a week. (If I run too much more, my shins ache.) Do rows, squats, and presses at least two days a week. Stretch/yoga regularly. Be active and play with my kids and dog. Um
  7. My last post: I didn't do great. I set out to lose five pounds (which was a bit ambitious) and lost 3.6. I'll take it. I didn't exercise as much as I planned, but it's been an unexpectedly extra busy time, so I feel okay about that. Since I've mostly stayed on track with my weight loss and eating, I feel good.
  8. My last report was great, this past week... not so much. As of this morning, I was at 164.8 pounds, which is 2.8 down from my starting weight (hurray!), but probably not a sign I'll be at my target of five pounds loss by next Monday. It's okay though--four pounds down would still be fantastic. I wasn't especially active last week, and I pigged out when my husband brought home some ice cream sandwiches, but I was motivated to get out for a really great run yesterday morning, and my meals have been healthier for the past few days, so I'm feeling on track.
  9. Like a wall push-up, but your hands are on the back of the bench instead of the wall. Here's a photo: http://0.tqn.com/d/exercise/1/0/D/d/pushupbeg2.jpg She's doing it on the railing, but I like to mix in push ups with my runs at the park.
  10. Right, but this article is about kids, not adults. It's helpful for doctors to have an easy way of measuring kids to talk to the parents. You'd be amazed at how unable we parents are about seeing problems in our own children. It's just another helpful tool. We're not going to be dunking kids into water at their annual physicals.
  11. You can also do knee push-ups where you are in a crawl, rather than putting so much weight on your knees (this is really uncomfortable for me). I really prefer push-ups on the bench at the park to knee push-ups, though. They are more satisfying, somehow. But, can someone please explain why push-ups "need to be done"? I mean, I'm doing them, but surely there are other exercises in the interim?
  12. Obsession, thanks for linking to the article. I know lots of people dismiss BMI, especially body builders (who are obviously in good shape, so I'm not sure why they get all fired up about it), but for me it's a useful tool. I am overweight, about ten pounds according to BMI, I do believe it makes sense for me and most folks. Certainly it's a good check--my goal right now is to get into a healthy BMI range (ie 154.8), and then I'll figure out from there where I want to go.
  13. Tparker, there are always outliers. If this works for 90% of kids, then it could be a useful measurement.
  14. Anne, I have the same problem with Safari on Mac and Firefox on PC, so it's not Chrome. It never keeps my logged in. Steve, I hope you can fix this--it is super annoying. (Though, you know, I'm getting what I pay for.)
  15. I'm doing great! I'm down 2.6 pounds (half way to my goal of five pounds), plus I had a couple of awesome trail runs this weekend when I was out of town for the 4th, and I've been keeping the sweets in check.
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