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  1. Mid way update: I have tracked every day and seen weight loss. The gym has been a bit of hit or miss the last few weeks. I started the travel agent process! Got my business licenses yesterday and am reviewing the final contracts to get started!
  2. I started with the Academy workouts, but now I write my own. I’ve had a couple of injuries to work through, so it was easier to work around them when I did my own programming.
  3. I have one of those bodyweight scales and it's good for seeing progress. I had a scan done at the gym, and it was so different that I had to research the tech. Apparently the gym scanner is supposed to be very accurate. It was like 30% lower than my scale :-o
  4. Hello! I have been a member on here for a long time, but this is my first challenge. I recently went on vacation, and I had one of those moments. A moment of truth. Many of my life goals revolve around traveling. Going places and doing things. I could barely fit in the airplane bathroom. Moment of truth. If I want to reach my goals, I am going to have to lose weight. So I'm starting with this. A four week challenge to try to keep the momentum going. I lost 100lbs with weight watchers years ago, and I really liked the plan, so I'm starting there. My challenge will be: Track my food every day. (Follow the plan) Some sort of activity 3x a week. I will probably do mostly strength training, but I also swim and ride my bike. Try one new recipe every two weeks (each shopping cycle) Write out in detail, my BIG WHY Other life related goals: Since I was a kid, I've wanted to be a travel agent, and I've been researching it again. Use 20 seconds of courage to sign up and begin training.
  5. I love to travel, and MANY of my life goals revolve around going places and doing things. I just got back from an AMAZING trip to St. Croix, USVI and had a mental crisis/moment of truth. I could barely fit in the airplane bathroom. Airplane seats have always been uncomfortable for me, this this was another level. I was touching every side of the bathroom, and could barely move. MOMENT OF TRUTH.... If I want to reach my goals, I'm going to have to lose weight. (I have many reasons, but this is a big one). Also on the trip, some friends went parasailing. The first thought I always have with things like this is, "is there a weight limit"? I want to live a life without limits. Weight or otherwise. So I'm back from the trip, and am refocusing. I am going to write out my big "why" in detail, but I think I'm going to post LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS, everywhere so I can remember this moment. About 10 years ago, I lost 100lbs with Weight Watchers. I rejoined and started yesterday. I know food is 99.9% of my problem. My exercise and activity have been great for years. Time to do this.
  6. Still at it. I'm averaging a loss of about a pound a week right now. With the exception of this stall out period. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I'm still at it. I've continued to replace squats with leg and calf presses for the time being. When my knee calms down, I'm going to try to add squats once a week and go from there. I've been losing/gaining the same 3lbs for 6 weeks though. My body needs to get its act together. At my current, I should be seeing some losses.
  8. My orthopedic surgeon, who I love, told me that I shouldn't squat. I've been trying it anyway, starting with bodyweight and adding 5lbs a workout. It is killing me. It's not the weight that's bothersome, it's the movement. The articular damage and arthritis just does not like it. So, I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do, but I can't continue with squatting 3x a week. Yesterday I did leg & calf press instead. I know it's not as good, but it doesn't hurt, and that's the goal at this point.
  9. Last night I spent more time warming up and going through some of the ninja turtle mobility I did feel better going in to my workout. 30# squat 60# oh press 115# deadlift Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Fantastic, thanks! I'm guessing part of my knee probs were from jumping in too quick. I really need to work on mobility. My ankles and calves are horrible now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Just warmup sets. I'm not sure where to begin with mobility work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Last night I did Squats 25# (my knees still really don't like to squat) Bench 80# Barbell Row 80# I've been adding leg press to try to get my strength back. 200# The SL female plan says to add 2.5 instead of 5, but I'm sticking with 5 until it feels hard. So far I've been good to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I discovered weight lifting in 2013 and fell in love. I've never been "good" at sports. I tried running for a while, and it was alright, but I'm slow, and just not built to be a decent runner. As it turns out, I'm really good at building muscle. So when I started lifting, it was fun because I actually was "good" at it. Anyway, I ended up hurting my knee, had surgery, hurt the other one, had surgery, and now I'm FINALLY starting to lift again. So this challenge is about getting my warrior back. Main Goal: Stay consistent with my workouts, and exercise restraint so I don't hurt myself again. I'm currently on week 3 of a modified Stronglifts, and my goal is to keep that up for the next 6 weeks. Goal #2: Track my food. I am doing weight watchers because it works for me. I need to get a handle on portion sizes again, and keeping a log helps me be accountable for what's going in my mouth. Goal #3: Do a fun activity each week. I've got some stressful things coming soon in life, and I need to remember to NOT freak out, and do some fun, stress relieving activities. Here we go!
  14. I'm 34, so I think I'm going to have to deal with them for a while yet. It's not horrible, but does limit what I can do. My mail goal is to get to a place where I can backpack comfortably again. I've been hiking, (hiking poles are a must now), but I haven't done it carrying a pack. I need a sherpa!
  15. I hadn't even heard of this. I'll have to check with my ortho. I have done Supartz injections, but I didn't feel like they did a whole lot for me. The last time we talked, the ortho told me that my next step was total knee replacement, but I'm too young to go there now.
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