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  1. Congrats on the weight loss! Awesome job!
  2. Today I did some walking and lifting ... Walk: 40 min (on track) Cable push downs w/rope: 3x10x30 Incline DB curls: 3 x 10 x 10 Doing a few isolation lifts makes the walks not feel so boring!
  3. Week 3 was hard for a lot of us (the ones I read, anyway) Maybe it's the 1/2 way funk or something? Anyway, glad you seem to be motivated to get back on track!
  4. Science jargon is the best! I have no idea what any of those word mean, but they set the imagination in motion! btw, The Red Velvet recipe sounds cool!
  5. I didn't post diet on Sunday and Monday but I stayed on track and within my cal limit. Last night I went to the gym ... warm up: walk 25 min Squat: 5x5x65 Bench: 5x5x55 Rotary Lat: 3x10x30 So I went up on weight for squats and bench. As far as challenging myself goes, squats still feel light to me. Bench is a little more challenging at 55 but I'm not struggling on the last set at all. This is definitely the hardest part for me--being much stronger than what I can lift. My back and neck pain don't seem to get the message that this weight isn't really that hard for my body to handle. But if there is one thing I have learned about chronic pain, it's that there is no "logic" to it. It's not reasonable. It doesn't make sense. So I'm hoping this increase will be okay and I'll know later today and tonight. Today I have a weird schedule, so I'm not sure if I'll get my walk in or not.
  6. Good idea! Yeah, last week was a wash but this week has been good so far!
  7. It's been a rough weekend, but the worst of it is over, so today it's time to jump back in and get serious. Plan is to do some lifting, track diet, and maybe walk the dog.
  8. Congrats on your success so far! The diet has to be the hardest part for me. Like you, I love chips and salsa, chocolate, and pretty much anything that is sweet, salty, or fattening. LOL. Stay strong. We can do this!!!
  9. Hit the gym today! Warm Up: walk .5 miles leg extensions 20 lbs leg curls 20/30 lbs squat 45 lbs Squat: 5 x 5 x 55 OHP: 5x5x35 Deads: 5x75 Yay, went up on overhead press and deads! I really enjoy myself at the gym when I am lifting. Weight lifting is so fun for me. I just wish I could do more of it, go heavier, really kill myself on the sets. But I can't. So, I'll take what I can get and be happy with the progress I do make.
  10. Thanks! Glad I'm not the only one in the funk! Good idea! I had some black beans tonight (taco salad) and so far, so good today!
  11. Well, this is my log and I want it to be as honest as possible. I'm sooo struggling this week on diet. PMS, hunger, cravings, etc. Yesterday was another off day for me. I was craving chocolate. My daughter had an appointment at 5 and we went out to eat afterwards. I didn't do too bad at the restaurant, but it's like it sets this whole mentality in motion. Today the plan is to stay on track. Again. I did manage to walk 3 miles yesterday, which was good. I've been taking a different route which includes me climbing a long and steep hill 5 times. I don't really want to go over 3 miles on the walks, so I am going to start slowly adding intensity by jogging up the hill. I may jog up it once, and add a jog each week. When I get to all 5 jogs up the hill, I will pick up the pace and add a run. Eventually, if my back allows it, I'd like to be doing sprints up this hill. But that's months away. Another good thing is my back seems to have adjusted to the new level of activity and it's not giving me much grief. Today is another weight lifting day for me and I plan on adding weight to presses and deads. Not a lot of weight, just a slight push to keep me progressing without pain.
  12. Thanks! I wasn't as good last night on the diet front, unfortunately.
  13. Yesterday I did not workout. I did, however, stick to the diet with no cheats and came in under 1500 cals. Today I'm thinking about doing some weights and a walk at the park with my dog. This nice weather isn't going to last for long.
  14. Yeah, you're right--they are done from up high. Guess I'll have to wait for the opportunity. Most buildings in my town don't go over two stories, lol.
  15. Awww sorry to hear this. Hopefully it's just a little sprain and will heal up quick!
  16. Sheezus, you are killing it in here! Way to go!!
  17. Wow, incredible story!!! You've already won life's greatest challenge just by being here. Talk about inspiring. Good for you!! Looking forward to following along.
  18. Woot on the skirt and sexy curves! How the heck do you manage to get 9 miles? Do you just never sit down, lol? That's amazing. I'm doing good to get 5 miles.
  19. Good job on the workout you are really progressing along nicely! When I read you went roller skating a big smile formed on my face, but then it turned into a frown when I read you fell. Hopefully just a little soreness and you are feeling better today?
  20. I was too tired to post last night, but yesterday went well. Here are my multiple tracking screen shots, lol Still having major cravings, so I was a bit high on carbs yesterday as I had two fruit smoothies, but I manage to keep the cals below 1500. Yesterday I was craving peaches! And the grocery store did not have any fresh ones ... out of season. So I bought frozen peaches and a can of "100 calorie" peaches and made my peach smoothie, which was delish! Then I was craving sweets again, so I made a raspberry smoothie. It's gonna be a tough week on the diet front, but no more cheats! Today I have another awkward schedule, so I'm not sure if I'll get any walking or lifting in. Just have to see how it goes ...
  21. Yeah, I like the miniature effect too! I think maybe the wider lenses work better for it--my Lensbaby is an 85mm. I've never really been able to pull it off with the 85, but I could be doing it wrong too! Thanks! LOL I know I was surprised for the Chinese Buffet to show up on mfp too. I'm actually right back to my pre-binge weight, so no harm was done, I guess!
  22. Really awesome you are going to massage school. There seems to be a high demand in my area for medical massage therapy. Not the swedish stuff, but massages for chronic pain conditions, like myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. I was injured 3 years ago and went through a handful of massage therapists, but the ones I dished the most $$$ to were the ones focused on more clinical/healing types of therapy.
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