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Success [Oct. 14th, 2006|07:20 pm]
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Well I decided to actually follow my Weight Watchers program this week even though I had a wedding and two Thanksgiving dinners. I am happy to report that when I stepped on the scale at weigh in this morning I had lost 6.6lbs. I can't believe it.

My only problem is that I really didn't get in much exercise. I think that I need to get out and do more. I don't like being stuck in the house all day. Now that the temperature has dropped significantly I think that I may have to hit the mall to do some walking.

Here's hoping this week is even half as good as last.
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(no subject) [Oct. 9th, 2006|08:39 pm]
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Name: Valerie
Age: 22
Location: Texas
Marital status: Married
Number of kids: One, Alyssa Rhiann
Kids' ages / due dates: 7 months
 SAHM or working mom: Working
If SAHM, when are you returning to work:
If working, how many hours a week: full time
Have you, or are you currently suffering from post partum depression: No

Weight & Fitness
Weight pre-pregnancy: 120
Weight before giving birth: 156
Weight now:136
Goal weight: 115- 120
What kind of schedualed fitness do you do: Running 3 times a week, at least 2 miles each time (although some of it is speed walking not running) as many crunches and push ups in a day as I can do
What kind of fitness are you interested in doing: Anything to strengthen and Tone

Do you eat 3 meals a day: Most of the time 2
Are you aware of how many calories you should be eating while nursing: n/a
Do you know how many calories you're currently eating in a day: no
Are you an emotional eater: no
Do you eat a lot of high sugar foods (candy,chocolate etc): Only if mountain dew counts

Anything else you want to tell us? I just started a new exercise routine. My hubby is in the air force and he is making me stick to it so I an run and keep up with him. I feel good about myself now, I just want to feel even better!
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(no subject) [Oct. 8th, 2006|09:08 pm]
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hey y'all
i just wanted to let you know that i'm still here and i'm still looking for people to get active! i've been on a mini-hiatus as we try to remedy my sons 2 hour wakings at night and as i'm try to adopt a more active living lifestyle. this past week i have done something active EVERYDAY. whether it be a walk, run with the dog, pilates, or workout at the gym, i've done something everyday to get my heartrate up. since today is thanksgiving here in canada i'm going to costco to day and while hubby has baby in the sling i'll do all of the major walking and do it quickly so that i'm burning some calories while i do it. then we'll walk after dinner. hopefully i'll be able to have some resistance to the tempting dessert my grandma makes. if not, i've had a really good week and can afford a piece of pumpkin pie.

tomorrow, i'm hoping to do a post on calories while nursing and also about working heartrates. this will tell you where your heartrate should be to get the most out of your workout.

anyways, have good long weekend to all my fellow canadians !


i just wanted to say that i posted this in my personal journal beforehand and i do that a lot. it makes me feel like a knob.

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Banishing the Sweet Cravings! [Oct. 5th, 2006|05:21 pm]
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I thought I would post a little info on beating those sweet tooth cravings:

-first sweet cravings can actual be your body NEEDING more protein. Carbohydrate metabolism regulates protein metabolism and vice versa. If too much sweet flavor (carbohydrate) is eaten, especially as refined sugars, then protein needs increase. Complex carbohydrates such as WHOLEgrains, legumes, and vegetables have a balance amount of carbo and protein to reduce your bodies cravings. Also the longer you chew complex carbs the sweeter they become, helping to quench that sweet tooth, the longer you use these good foods slowly the cravings will go away.

-eat sweet vegetables for desserts such as beets, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips. Recent stuides has found in particular that carrots will effect the make the bloodsuagr rise as fast as those sweets you crave but will last longer than refined sugar and with a less extreme effect on the body.

-Micro-algae predigest their own starchs into sugars, they are all excellent sources of easily digested protein for quickly regulating sugar metabolism: spirulina, chlorella and wild blue-green algae are all highly effective in reducing sweet cravings

-eat sour, pungent, or spicy to diminish cravings (taken from the eastern medicine theories)

-cravings can be caused by hyper-acidity, which often results from lack of exercise or eating too quickly, too much or an excess of meats and refined foods. In these cases have some raw or lightly cooked vegetables or a glass of bancha tea with lemon or even do something which doesn't involve eating. Exercise or breathe deeply until the cravings subside.

-sweeten desserts with fruit, fruit juice, rice syrup, barley malt, maple syrup, molasses or amasake. All high in minerals to balance sugar metabolism. Be wary of "natural sweetners" such as fructose, brown sugar and turbinado sugar. All as just as refined as the white sugar counterparts. Also be wary of NO/LOW SUGAR treats that are sweetened with maltitol, sucralose, aspartame, xylatol etc... all are unconclusive in their effects on the human body, many have found they cause stomach pains and abdomial cramping because they are not recognized by the body and therefore are not utilized and are seen as foreign and are pushed through the system unnaturally fast and painfully.

-in the tibetan tradition sweet cravings come along when the body, mind and spirit are ungrounded or lacking energy. Especially emotionally... protein is also utilized here to ground the individual and give energy. But also emotional needs are to be looked at and not ignored. You will end up trying to eat them and store them on your hips or tummy instead of releasing them and paying attention to what your heart needs.

Now don't get me wrong sweet taste is an important part of our living lives, it's the excess that causes the problems in all parts of our bodies and minds. These are just a few things to think about in your daily life, conscious living will make you a healthy person in all ways. Cheers. xo
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(no subject) [Dec. 4th, 2006|03:07 pm]
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I've been doing girlie push ups :D Every day I add one more, I'm up to 6 now. Cobey loves it as he gets a kiss with every one.

When I reach 10, I'm going to replace one with a real push up. Fun fun!
I haven't been able to get out of the house because Cobes has been sick.. but he's on the mend! (me next blergh!)
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interesting facts [Oct. 3rd, 2006|07:03 pm]
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Did you know that the more oxygen you take in while exercising actually increases the amount of calories you burn?
When you catch yourself holding your breath through an exercise remember to BREATHE!
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(no subject) [Oct. 2nd, 2006|07:59 pm]
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just wanted to make sure that everyone is doing their pushups! remember to attempt the normal pushups and if you can only do one, great! then lower your knees and do modified.

i can do 4 normal pushups now which is one up from last week. hurray!
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Pushups [Oct. 2nd, 2006|07:22 pm]
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I think I did something to my arm when I was doing my pushup (yes, pushup as in singular, haha!) anyway, it feels like I pulled something right above my armpit, if that makes sense. I can only feel it when I try to do my pushups and its only on the one side. Should I just try to pushUp right through it?
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(no subject) [Oct. 2nd, 2006|06:43 am]
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In an attempt to find out how many calories walking for a mile burns, I came across THIS website that clued me in to something that I had no knowledge about!

Apparently, walking burns the same amount of calories that jogging does!
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Forgot the pictures! [Sep. 30th, 2006|12:07 pm]
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Me at 38 weeks pregnant. 220lbs.

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Me at 6 months post-pregnancy. 185lbs.

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The only picture I seem to be able to find of my whole body pre-pregnancy about 3 months pre. 160lbs.

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And ma baby Aislin!
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