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  • Whoo hoo!!! Keep it up, Girl! I'm soooo very proud of you!
  • Work smart, not hard. You said, "... one of my main objectives is to burn more calories." That's a great objective, but what KIND of calories do you want to burn? Different levels of activity will have different effects on your heart rate. Various heart rates will burn different amounts of calories, and those calories will…
  • Well, I actually hit my revised goal weight, and then bounced back up again. Bummer :( I WILL get there again. I saw it. I know it's possible! SW: 175 (March 27) Starting Challenge Weight: 158 CW: 159 Wk 2: 6/25 Up 1.0 CW: 156.6 Wk 3: 7/6 .....................Down 2.4 CW: 156.2 Wk 4: 7/14 ...................Down 0.4 CW:…
  • Donna, I love your new avitar! I think it must be the weather! My chiropractor changed his mind about my doing his detox ... On Friday I'll begin some herb concoction of his to reduce inflammation. Detox later, perhaps? 6/27: 158.2 7/2: 157.6 < Down 0.6 7/9: 158.2 < Up 0.6 7/1: 155.4 < Down 2.8 8/3: 155.4 < One month, no…
  • I made it last night. There is less than 1/2 cake left! I used Hersey Special Dark chocolate chips. I will use them the next time, too, as it had a nice, sweet, chocolaty tasted. I would say the texture was heavier than a regular cake, but only slightly. I would NOT consider it dense. There are other MFP members who agreed…
  • Whoo hoo!!! Kelsey, that is soooo wonderful! You are amazing! I am making progress ... but it is slow and discouraging. But it IS progress!!! It will be a while before I can do a push up again ... but I do hope to return to this when I get the approval of all. Kelsey, I'm glad you are still moving ahead with this. Your…
  • Yipee! On Tuesday, I reached the next goal on my list: I broke 150 pounds! My measurements weren't as good. I had some major changes the last time,but only small ones this time, with some going in the wrong direction. There was some improvements in the waist/hip/thigh … which pleases me. A little gain in the boobs, which…
  • My husband works the treadmill and ellipticals harder than anyone else in the gym, and then does stomach crunches and lifts like there is no tomorrow. He is hot, hot, hot, and has a gorgeous smile, and fantastic personality to go with it. His birth certificate says he's 64, but he doesn't look like it, and certainly…
  • From what I've read, the important thing to do is be consistent. You can better see your improvement if you turn it off consistently. So, choose your poison: Right after the DVD finishes, when you get back to normal, or some random number (100 beats per minute or below Zone 1 are two good choices.) Good luck!
  • I use http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php to figure calories. I figured on 15 oz garbanzo beans; hopefully that's the right size can! Calorie Count says: 1 entire recipe = 664g 2212 calories Total Fat: 62.4 g Saturated fat: 24.3 Cholesterol: 210 mg Sodium: 277 Total Carbs: 240.4 Dietary Fiber: 74 Sugars:…
  • Lovely! It's cool when someone posts something, which causes a "chain" reaction! <pun intended!> I'm proud of you, Gerri!
  • Before my company downsized, I was responsible for the Windows 2000 network as well as the database, so I think that would qualify me as a techie. When I worked at home, which I frequently did (4 out of 5 days), I used a Macbook Pro to access the Windows server. I know Windows. I prefer Macs. I had a blackberry, but…
  • Eating all your calories isn't recommended. You should consider eating three meals and 2-3 snacks per day. That keeps your blood sugar more stable ... which will help curb food cravings, keep your energy up, and help in the fight against diabetes. Many will also tell you that you should eat your carbs earlier in the day,…
  • If every went well, I would have had to push to make the 20 pounds loss during this challenge, but I felt it was doable. A while back, I realized it wouldn't be likely, especially after I re-injured myself. So, that 20 pound goal (by Oct 25, at least!) is gone. I WILL make it to under 150 soon, which, for me, is a big…
  • 6/27: 158.2 7/2: 157.6 < Down 0.6 7/9: 158.2 < Up 0.6 7/1: 155.4 < Down 2.8 8/3: 155.4 < One month, no progress??? 8/14: 154.4 < Down 1 pound 8/20: 153.2 < Down 1.2 pounds 8/29: 151.4 < Down 1.8 pounds 9/5: 151.2 < Down .2 pounds 9/11: 153.0 < Up 1.8 :(( 9/18: 151.0 < Down 2.0 Total: 7.2 pounds lost since we started the…
  • Congratulations to Poetgurl for loosing more than her goal weight, and surpassing the 30 pound mark!!! It looks like I've missed more postings than planned. At least I have my own notes, so I could catch up! I pinched a nerve in mid August, and have been in a lot of pain since then. Starting to improve, finally. Between…
  • I am chomping at the bit to get my new IPhone 5. However, I'm going to wait until the frenzy slows down, to see if there are any bugs that turn up. I just don't like getting any new technology products right after they come out. My iPhone 4 reached it's 2-year contract in July. I can't wait to dump it, primarily because I…
  • That's great news, Gerri! Congratulations!
  • You all are doing so well! I'm proud of each of you! Bruna: Glad you are feeling better. Keep eating right! It's great that you are going back to start over again with standard ones. In-and-out Kelsey: You have such a wonderful spirit! Your enthusiasm is contagious! Don't be too upset if you have to repeat week 5. Kreuzen:…
  • I think a decent heart rate monitor would be the only way to figure it out to some degree of certainty. (Decent means it must have a chest strap.) A FitBit would probably give you some ROUGH idea of how many calories you burn, BUT, as I understand it, it is based on movement, not heart rate. I have a Polar Active, which,…
  • We had a challenge in July to do 100 pushups, using the website, http://www.hundredpushups.com (and the associated app). I was able to do 6 standard pushups when I started. A few weeks ago, I was able to do 100 ... not all consecutive, which was my goal ... but I did over a hundred in 9 sets. The program works! I didn't…
  • 6/27: 158.2 7/2: 157.6 < Down 0.6 7/9: 158.2 < Up 0.6 7/1: 155.4 < Down 2.8 8/3: 155.4 < One month, no progress??? 8/14: 154.4 < Down 1 pound 8/20: 153.2 < Down 1.2 pounds 8/29: 151.4 < Down 1.8 pounds 9/5: 151.2 < Down .2 pounds 9/11: 153.0 < Up 1.8 :(( Total: 5.2 pounds lost since we started the challenge. NOT the…
  • I am happy with the Polar FT80. I wrote a fairly extensive review about it, which you can see here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/GrammaBonnie/view/polar-ft80-heart-rate-monitor-review-406807
  • Due to an injury, last week I was walking about 3,000 steps per day. It's not much, but my goal this week is to walk at least 5,000 steps, without pain. With luck, determination, physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture, and hard work, I hope to be able to get back to 10,000 by the end of the week. So, my goal…
  • The local health food store had Customer Appreciate Day on Saturday. I received a few samples of Larabars -- Apple Pie flavor. It was my first experience with them. I wish I had received more! Also, in no particular order: * Quinoa * Salsa -- as a side next to, or on eggs; as a salad dressing; with black beans. * Fage…
  • I've been getting discouraged, and I need to get on track.
  • Bumping for when I am able to do this.
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