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  • BethWallace1BethWallace1 Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    @azalea4175 Hello from Guam - Feb 23rd, 12:47 pm - It sounds like we have a lot in common! Both of my hips need to be replaced so that was guiding me to take it easy yesterday. I woke up today and felt refreshed. I was still sore (lol that's a daily thing!), but I did some morning stretches and felt better. I also did some low-impact aerobics and later will do some strength training so it's shaping up to be a good day.

    I am glad your knee is feeling better and that your weekend wasn't the train wreck you thought it was! I hope you are having a good day and meeting your goals! Take care. (PS - I sent you a friend request)
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,292 Member
    Monday, February 22nd, 11:59 pm. Hello from Guam!

    It was a bit of a rough day for me in terms of both diet and exercise. Not many healthy food choices in the house at the moment, so I did go over my sugar by 12 grams, but the good news is everything else was slightly below my goal (including my protein. This is consistently well below the recommended daily amount for my plan, which I am not happy about, but I am doing the best I can with the food choices that are currently available to me!)

    In terms of exercise, I made the decision to give my muscles a break today and give them a chance to heal. I woke up very stiff and in pain so I focused on doing gentle stretches throughout the day. Considering that it was difficult for me to even rise out of bed and make it to the bathroom a couple of short weeks ago, I felt like it was a good idea since I have been really pushing myself with my exercise routine and I am already feeling a significant improvement.

    For this 58 yr old, 320 pound woman, I am taking it one day at a time but still remaining focused on my short- and long-term goals.

    May everyone be blessed and have a wonderful day.
    Hafa Adai! I actually spent my last 2 years of highschool in Saipan. I LOVED the islands and am seriously contemplating moving to Guam. I don't need much money to live and I don't need a big space so much so I'm thinking of just buying a motorhome and shipping it to Guam and living out of it. That way I would have minimal expenditures and could just enjoy the island life again. I have lots of Chamorro friends there and if I had to work, I don't care what type of job it is.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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  • cpnknightcpnknight Member Posts: 188 Member Member Posts: 188 Member
    I have not been able to post too much lately but I feel I should keep things updated a bit.

    Well on Sunday 14th February my ongoing fight against the 300 lbs mark took another set back. I weighed in at 301.6 lbs....
    This 300 lbs number is not going down without a fight, It's been the better part of 2 months or more now!

    Still, the fight goes on...
    The Scaly Beast was released this Sunday just gone and, after a very sketchy week, I was expecting the worse.

    Weight was 301.6 lbs...Now 298 lbs...Loss of 3.6 lbs.

    Not sure how that happened but now I need to make this Sunday into another weight loss Sunday!
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,981 Member Member Posts: 1,981 Member
    Monday, February 22nd, 11:59 pm. Hello from Guam!

    It was a bit of a rough day for me in terms of both diet and exercise. Not many healthy food choices in the house at the moment, so I did go over my sugar by 12 grams, but the good news is everything else was slightly below my goal (including my protein. This is consistently well below the recommended daily amount for my plan, which I am not happy about, but I am doing the best I can with the food choices that are currently available to me!)

    In terms of exercise, I made the decision to give my muscles a break today and give them a chance to heal. I woke up very stiff and in pain so I focused on doing gentle stretches throughout the day. Considering that it was difficult for me to even rise out of bed and make it to the bathroom a couple of short weeks ago, I felt like it was a good idea since I have been really pushing myself with my exercise routine and I am already feeling a significant improvement.

    For this 58 yr old, 320 pound woman, I am taking it one day at a time but still remaining focused on my short- and long-term goals.

    May everyone be blessed and have a wonderful day.

    Welcome Beth!
    You’ve found a great group of friends here. 🥰

    Jill
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,981 Member Member Posts: 1,981 Member
    cpnknight wrote: »
    I have not been able to post too much lately but I feel I should keep things updated a bit.

    Well on Sunday 14th February my ongoing fight against the 300 lbs mark took another set back. I weighed in at 301.6 lbs....
    This 300 lbs number is not going down without a fight, It's been the better part of 2 months or more now!

    Still, the fight goes on...
    The Scaly Beast was released this Sunday just gone and, after a very sketchy week, I was expecting the worse.

    Weight was 301.6 lbs...Now 298 lbs...Loss of 3.6 lbs.

    Not sure how that happened but now I need to make this Sunday into another weight loss Sunday!

    Way to go, Tone!
    Take the loss and run with it. So proud of your patience and perseverance... those are the keys to weight loss and maintenance.
    You’re taming the scaley beast!
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,981 Member Member Posts: 1,981 Member
    Today is Wednesday, February 24th... and the first day is Spring is March 20th...so we are only 24 days away from the first day of Spring here in the United States. Can you feel Spring Fever... I know I can.

    The sun is out in Michigan this morning, and Roxie and I had a nice 1 mile walk around the neighborhood. It’s actually 41 degrees out and sunny. We had to watch for some icy spots on the sidewalks, but all in all it was AWESOME!

    Have a great day!

    Jill ☀️
  • azalea4175azalea4175 Member, Premium Posts: 63 Member Member, Premium Posts: 63 Member
    cpnknight wrote: »
    I have not been able to post too much lately but I feel I should keep things updated a bit.

    Well on Sunday 14th February my ongoing fight against the 300 lbs mark took another set back. I weighed in at 301.6 lbs....
    This 300 lbs number is not going down without a fight, It's been the better part of 2 months or more now!

    Still, the fight goes on...
    The Scaly Beast was released this Sunday just gone and, after a very sketchy week, I was expecting the worse.

    Weight was 301.6 lbs...Now 298 lbs...Loss of 3.6 lbs.

    Not sure how that happened but now I need to make this Sunday into another weight loss Sunday!

    Great job! your body may have finally adjusted to the new "set point" and hope you see diminishing numbers going forward. your perseverance is inspiring to me, I have a long way to go and seeing how the daily in and out plays out in the long run is very helpful. Thanks for sharing your journey.
  • azalea4175azalea4175 Member, Premium Posts: 63 Member Member, Premium Posts: 63 Member
    jm216 wrote: »
    Today is Wednesday, February 24th... and the first day is Spring is March 20th...so we are only 24 days away from the first day of Spring here in the United States. Can you feel Spring Fever... I know I can.

    The sun is out in Michigan this morning, and Roxie and I had a nice 1 mile walk around the neighborhood. It’s actually 41 degrees out and sunny. We had to watch for some icy spots on the sidewalks, but all in all it was AWESOME!

    Have a great day!

    Jill ☀️

    It is around 40° here in Maine, and the air feels like spring. We have had a pretty mild winter but cold, and I'm looking forward to the warmth and sunshine. you have a great day too!
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 80 Member Member Posts: 80 Member
    jm216 wrote: »
    Today is Wednesday, February 24th... and the first day is Spring is March 20th...so we are only 24 days away from the first day of Spring here in the United States. Can you feel Spring Fever... I know I can.

    The sun is out in Michigan this morning, and Roxie and I had a nice 1 mile walk around the neighborhood. It’s actually 41 degrees out and sunny. We had to watch for some icy spots on the sidewalks, but all in all it was AWESOME!

    Have a great day!

    Jill ☀️

    Similarly beautiful day here in Maine! I got in two walks—one with the dog and one with a friend. It was just the attitude adjustment I needed!
  • daydrem_dwdaydrem_dw Member Posts: 80 Member Member Posts: 80 Member
    azalea4175 wrote: »
    jm216 wrote: »
    Today is Wednesday, February 24th... and the first day is Spring is March 20th...so we are only 24 days away from the first day of Spring here in the United States. Can you feel Spring Fever... I know I can.

    The sun is out in Michigan this morning, and Roxie and I had a nice 1 mile walk around the neighborhood. It’s actually 41 degrees out and sunny. We had to watch for some icy spots on the sidewalks, but all in all it was AWESOME!

    Have a great day!

    Jill ☀️

    It is around 40° here in Maine, and the air feels like spring. We have had a pretty mild winter but cold, and I'm looking forward to the warmth and sunshine. you have a great day too!
    azalea4175 wrote: »
    jm216 wrote: »
    Today is Wednesday, February 24th... and the first day is Spring is March 20th...so we are only 24 days away from the first day of Spring here in the United States. Can you feel Spring Fever... I know I can.

    The sun is out in Michigan this morning, and Roxie and I had a nice 1 mile walk around the neighborhood. It’s actually 41 degrees out and sunny. We had to watch for some icy spots on the sidewalks, but all in all it was AWESOME!

    Have a great day!

    Jill ☀️

    It is around 40° here in Maine, and the air feels like spring. We have had a pretty mild winter but cold, and I'm looking forward to the warmth and sunshine. you have a great day too!

    Hey, I’m also in Maine!
  • jm216jm216 Member Posts: 1,981 Member Member Posts: 1,981 Member
    I agree! Walking outside is so mood boosting! I walked my dog and my friend— socially distanced.
    The sun is out...so it made 27degrees feel warmer. Walking and good conversation go a long way for good mental health!
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