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  • Well absolutely, yes! I'm not worried about naturally-occurring fruit and veggie carbs, although I DO watch what I eat with those, like corn and carrots, or cherries and peaches, that are higher in sugars. It's not a free-for-all, but what I consider a "carb" is anything starchy or sugary. I'm not cutting every single…
  • I want more friends! The more the merrier! I'm Jessica from Indiana!
  • Thank you for all of your responses. I wasn't looking for advice in tracking calories, macros, or otherwise. I'm doing this because all of my other strategies including everything above, haven't worked to help me lose weight so far. I'm doing this because I'm trying to find the culprit in why I haven't lost weight in 6…
  • Because I've done ALL of that, tracking calorie deficits at 1800 cals, going to the gym regularly, keeping track of fat and protein and carb macros, all of that, and in six months still haven't lost weight. I've lost a lot of weight before doing myfitnesspal, about 4 years ago, and have slowly put it back on. At the…
  • Add add add me! I love having friends who are active and working on being their best selves. I get inspired by inspiring others! Together, we can do this!
  • Thanks for everyone's opinions. I kept to 60 minutes on the recumbent bike last night and iced and definitely feel a little better. I'm not very good at cutting back because I just feel guilty. I'm sure it's a problem of too much too soon more than anything else - My shoes are less than a month old [and this isn't my first…
  • Anyone who wants to add me can request :) I'm a dancer, snowboarder, and my day job is a journalist. :) I'm pretty motivated and always active!!
  • Thank you for this post! It actually gave me quite a smile, because I've definitely noticed the same sort of "segregation" at my gym. I work out in a very small, family owned gym. I know most of the clientele there, even though we don't normally speak to each other, we still recognize each other. I condition in cardio…
  • Oh my goodness....4 hours of heavy salsa dancing later - 1427 calories burned. I LOVE what I do!!!! Also, spent 300 dollars on all new clothes that actually fit me. Donated two 30-gal trash bags full of old clothes i shrunk out of. Im never looking back and it feels SO GOOD!!
  • Good luck, I know you can do it!
  • Hey guys - So here's the update! Spent the better part of all last week sick with an upper respiratory [chest AND sinus] infection that's three weeks so far. Dance is going phenomenal. Everything's been kicked into high gear lately. I'm battling exhaustion, sickness and a busy schedule, but I can do it! MONDAY: Dance…
  • Salsa dance night! Burned 1,186 calories. I DO so love getting these mega-burns from something I just love to do naturally. It makes me feel so amazing and accomplished. Plus it helps with my overall goals, definitely. If I could dance like that every single night there wouldn't be much of me left! Dance training is going…
  • I just killed a massive weight lifting circuit in the gym today. I've spent this past week comparing myself to some standard I had no way of measuring up to and feeling completely inadequate and weak. I needed to be able to push myself again and see the direct results of that hard work. I increased all of my past weight…
  • Well hello all! I have excellent news! I have won a scholarship for dance training and I couldn't be happier [or busier!] I officially start private lessons on the first week of May, but already this week has been intense. I will still be working 40 hours a week and attempting to fit in my core and strength circuit…
  • Down for the count with a nasty nasty head cold. I can't focus on anything right now. Managed to make it through work. I can't sleep hardly and my chest feels so heavy, it's hard to breathe. However, a bunch of that mucus came out today which is a good sign that hopefully I'll be over it in the next couple days. Still, I…
  • Everyone here is killing it! Awesome to see. I don't have much to report. I kind of fell off the bandwagon all last week and ate whatever I wanted. But I got disgusted with myself again [whew, that didn't take long!] So I officially kicked today's goal in the *kitten* - I only ate 755 cals thanks to low-cal food options…
  • My workout today felt SOOOO good! Total Cals Burned - 414 CARDIO: Elliptical - 10 minutes - 93 calories burned Treadmill, 6.0mph - 10 minutes - 75 cals burned Strength Training: 30 minutes total - 246 calories burned Seated Cable Row 3x10x50 Standing Tricep Extension 3x10x40 Preacher's Bicep Curl 3x10x40 [new weight]…
  • Had a great run today! I am so stoked to best my time, yet again! I can't believe how much I'm accomplishing by simply not making excuses. Personal best time on 3 miles, again! This amounts to a 8:38 average per mile. I can't wait to blast 8 minute miles!! It'll be great when I can do this clearly, consistently, and…
  • Ballroom dance tonight. Ate some fish and a salad for lunch, so I'm already way under in calories. May or may not eat after dance. Always feels good to have a super low deficit day. I'm not actually in too much pain after training my 5K two days in a row. Some muscle soreness, but I can handle it. Been icing my muscles and…
  • Oh lookie...there's a picture to go with it. Here's the result of 6 months of hard training: And wouldn't you know it, I still have more body goals, but the definition is starting to show up...FINALLY!!! 30 pounds less of me and I discovered I have muscles! Hooray!
  • Sweating half to death - 77 degrees outside for my 30 minute 3 miles....I WORKED for that....still in pain in that damn hip, but that's probably going to take til the summer to fully heal. I guess that's what happens when you fracture bones...But it's not really hurting on a day to day basis and the soreness after exercise…
  • Monday: No workout for me. I woke up too sore and exhausted...I pushed too hard too soon but I don't regret it one bit. However, my hip locked up again and my quads are killing me!! A little soreness is okay. Pain is not. That being said...I reached my second weight goal! I weighed in at 145 lbs exactly 6 months after I…
  • First post-injury 5K [3 mile] run. I hurt quite a bit, but much more so in my ankles and feet than my hip. I was also winded about a mile in, so I'm going to have to train hard to get my running stamina back for sure. Then again, I just pushed myself harder than I ever have and posted my personal best 5K AND mile time ever…
  • I'd love to get into doing more sports like that as part of the regimen!!! It sounds so fun and keeps things from being boring! Keep rocking it!
  • Taking it easy...The hip seems to be responding wonderfully to the rest. Still hurts, but it's not keeping me awake at night any more and I'll take any improvement. Work for the next few days and I'm sure I'll work a workout in here or there next week. Can't keep me down for long. Food has been on track. Been spending a…
  • Haha. I'm pretty sure we all do. It's why we're here! Good pain is good. Broken pain is not good. I'm experiencing both right now lol.
  • Thursday: Lots of pain. Kept everything to a minimum. Total Cal Burn - 345 [HRM] 50 minutes Running, 5.5 mph -10 minutes - 130 calories Stationary bike, general (bicycling, cycling, biking) - 10 minutes - 51 calories Elliptical Trainer - 10 minutes - 66 calories Strength training (weight lifting, weight training) - 20…
  • Wedneday: Workout went well. Felt so good to sweat that hard again. Overall calorie burn total wasn't spectacular, but I stopped when I started hurting and that's the most I can ask from myself....usually I can be counted on to stupidly push through, but I'm not messing around with this hip of mine. It's giving me enough…
  • Ooooohhhh. Or Paso Doble! Hehe. One of these days I'm just going to have to get a photographer and a partner together and get some pics taken. Especially since I've lost this weight....New costumes and all. That'll be something to really shoot for once I'm finally satisfied with where I'm at...still have about 7 more…
  • *Grins* You know me too well....hahah. Ever the thrill-seeker. I mostly focus on Latin/Rhythm though I am as trained in smooth. But you know when you're at home.
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