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  • Brandi that rocks! Keep it up!!! Had a lot of trouble with the hip past two days. The pain kept me from doing things as simple as tying my shoelaces and sliding into a restaurant booth and kept me awake at night with the incessant throbbing. I took this injury back on Feb. 11th, but have repeatedly aggravated it. I'm…
  • And congrats! That must feel amazing! Keep it going!
  • Yes, Ballroom is my life and my passion, first and foremost. The other side of my snowboarding coin. It makes me who I am. It will be my livelihood once I earn my teaching certification! I was way up North near Cadillac, at Caberfae. They had just received 14.5 inches before we arrived, and packing a snow base of 56…
  • BAH. Stuck at 8 days total this season. I'm so grateful, of course, for those 8, all things considered in the Midwest. I had Day 9 planned but both of my home resorts are closed for the season....At least my season cap trip to Michigan was an outstanding success. Now what to do for ten months until it snows…
  • Ballroom dance tonight. Burns some 601 calories. Still battling pain in my hip, as usual. My snowboarding season came to a forced close, as we've had temps in the 60s all week and the snow is virtually gone. The two resorts I can drive to are closed for the season. I had a great season cap in Michigan, but I don't want to…
  • Day 7 and 8 - I AM SO STOKED! Two perfect days of stoked snowboarding. I made TONS of progression. The mountain was amazing...I went from barely completing a green dot course on a 300 vert feet to regularly perfect runs on a 485 vert feet....I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but to a beginner that's huge. I even took my…
  • Hey, welcome to the new posters! Glad to see you!! Here's the report from my Michigan two-day snowboarding trip: I AM SO STOKED! Two perfect days of stoked snowboarding. I made TONS of progression. The mountain was amazing...I went from barely completing a green dot course on a 300 vert feet to regularly perfect runs on a…
  • I don't touch it. ONE regular sized bag is actually 3.5 servings...so if you eat the entire bag imagine the amount of calories you're eating. I'd stick with the 100-cal pop bags or individual sizes so you know precisely what you're eating. It's WAY too easy to eat too many calories with the stuff, and I find other…
  • Hey...miss you both! Been too busy working, and now finishing packing for the Michigan boarding trip. Don't think I'm taking my computer, as it's only an overnight, so I won't be able to log on MFP. I don't think I'll even come close to reaching my the cals I'll burn on the slopes, so I'm not going to worry about it. I…
  • Wow. You continue to impress me! These circuits are amazing! I'm chomping at the bit to get back to the gym! Walked the dog today, about 40 minutes was all I could stand. I'm definitely not used to allowing pain to define what I can and cannot do, but I'm grateful to be walking around at all. I think I'm going to go to the…
  • At 5'5" I'm busting my butt to reach 140. I'm currently about 147 and have lost 28 pounds so far. I do a lot of cardio training AND strength training because I dance and snowboard heavily. I guess you would say I'm "well-muscled" now. I am thinner now at 147 than I was two years ago at 143 when I only dieted heavily to…
  • I agree. It's good to have an idea of how your day-to-day choices affect your "in 5 weeks" weight....because it IS too easy to get into the "well, tomorrow's a new day so my mistakes and slip-ups today dont matter" mentality. They won't make you gain a pound in a day or anything, but letting yourself slide every day will…
  • I stay up late on the computer a lot. I used to spend that aimless time eating, just like a lot of people. I substituted my unconscious need to "eat" something with a bottle of water ALWAYS at my desk. You could even flavor it with Crystal Lite or drink diet soda or tea or just straight water, whatever you prefer, but…
  • Things are going better than expected. Snowboarding actually helped work out some of the swelling. I know because I finally dropped on the scale and my hamstring feels BETTER than it has in two weeks. Still not great by any means and everything is bruised, of course. My hip is bad again thanks to another bad fall on it,…
  • Happy Shredurday! Ooooohhhhhhh boy, do I hurt! A skier "helped" me fall getting off the chairlift and I took a hard hit to that damn hip again. The hamstring feels okay right now, but it might show up tomorrow. The bruising has descended fully into my foot, but it doesn't hurt right now. I'm sure going to be limping at…
  • Sounds about right.....*sigh* Funny, I don't even remember hurting it when I fell but I'm sure now that the hamstring is torn in some way. My usual leg regimen focused solely on leg and toe press and standing calf raise, and otherwise i relied on my cardio cross training to strengthen my leg muscles between running, bike,…
  • You are SO boss. I love frog squats but yes, they are KILLER and you feel them in the *kitten* the next day haha. Keep it up....no one's going to hold a candle to you some day. You're so inspiring. Glad to know that there's not much to worry about. I finally spent about an hour on ice and feel better than I have all day,…
  • I may just have to do SOMETHING about this soon, although I can't help feeling that even though it looks WORSE than when I did it, it's actually healing....Sometimes my skin itches the way bruises do when they begin to heal, and the fluid moves around a bit and the swelling has gone down some today. The pain, not so much.…
  • Yeah...massage isn't happening yet...I can't even stand my pant leg brushing up against the bruised areas yet, let alone finger pressure...The bruising is kind of awful. Maybe I'll take a picture tomorrow so you can see what I'm dealing with....though I haven't been able to get one where the bruises look like anything. I'm…
  • Hey all! Snowboarding went great, really. Managed to go at it hard for 4 hours....on this bum injured leg of mine even. I'm starting to really get the effects of it all now, but it seems to have helped get the swelling out of my hip....that actually feels better right now then it has all week, but my calf and hamstring are…
  • TGIF!!!!!! Dance today after work....Went pretty well. Only a little discomfort. The worst is simply that I can't really reach my left foot without excruciating pain in my hip in order to put my shoes on. Kinda weird, but it's healing and is just going to take a lot of time I don't have. Otherwise I made it through. Still…
  • Haha yeah.....It takes a lot of falls before you can stand up LOL. Not only that, I'm essentially trying to learn in three days what people spend MONTHs and years trying to learn, so that's part of it. I'm never satisfied with just good enough. I don't want to be at the mercy of the mountain with a little bit of skill…
  • You both are KILLING it...Amazing to see! I would be too if walking weren't challenge enough. I've got some severe swelling/bruising and it looks like someone took a baseball bat to the back of my leg, but I managed to get through work today with only mild discomfort. I've got plans to go snowboarding EARLY on Saturday to…
  • I only allowed myself three Italian pizzelle, or waffle cookies, equal to 70 calories, and ended my day at only 750 calories eaten. This is what I get for being single and having no where to go and no one to go with. :(
  • GOOD DEAL! We can both support each other in this. It's always good to identify the reasons why we're making bad choices. One or two indulgences here or there are necessary, but the binging needs to come to a stop. We've both worked far too hard for this to EVER look backwards. I have a new bikini and I want to look hot in…
  • Thanks for the support, Brandi! The pain has been rather excruciating, and I don't expect to be 100 percent by Saturday either. But as long as I can get back on my board, that's all I care about right now. I still can't really sit or stand comfortably...and putting on a sock is the biggest challenge because of how bruised…
  • REST and RECOVERY...This time it's easy to do. Took a BAD hit to my left hip and nerve, so I'm just riding out the pain and managing to get through work. The swelling feels like a knot in my hamstring and like someone is punching a fist into my lower pelvis any time i sit, walk or stand. I need to be ready for shredding…
  • Had a DAMN good day today shredding the slopes. Only fell 5 times in 4.5 hours, so I'll TAKE it. Pushed myself harder than ever, worked on a lot of control, faced my fear of the tow rope and had no problem riding it this time. Took a BAD hit to my hip, struck a nerve and fought off nausea and nearly fainting, took a two…
  • Ballroom day today - some 700 cals burned. Only ate one meal today. NSVs for the day [since the scale has only gone back down to 150 :( and i was at 148...think it's all water weight though] I bought a new bikini and I had to buy a small when I originally wore LARGE. So that was a trip and a half. Also had someone at dance…
  • Day of rest today. I haven't been doing well with food either. Think it's just been this week. Only consolation is I HAVE been active despite all of this. I didn't log today...didn't want to know. I've been exhausted and sick all day today, but made it through work. Looking forward to a bitter cold and windy day of…
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