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TuDisQuoi

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    TuDisQuoi 2218 days ago

    I am able to fit into a pair of pants I haven't worn in a couple of years! Yay!

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    TuDisQuoi 2494 days ago

    Yay! Have my hand in a hard cast now and I feel like I can do more- which makes it easier to get back into the tracking groove, and back to regular activity. A little time makes everything better!

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    TuDisQuoi 2498 days ago

    One week post-op. I feel like I've lost ground. At least the weather is sunny &cool, so I can enjoy a nice walk.

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    TuDisQuoi 2503 days ago

    Finishing challenges brought me to level 11 :) - good thing,too, cuz I'll be limited to core,legs and some cardio while hand heals for a couple months. Dang! Really enjoyed weight machines Monday,too- rowed 50#-sounds small but felt big. ;)

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    TuDisQuoi 2503 days ago

    Trying to enter yesterday's food- no matter how many times I try to select May 15, it only comes up as today's. Admin, please assist, thank you very much! hand surgery yesterday makes this tricky and narcotics will make me forget if I wait to try again tomorrow. (many many thanks)

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    TuDisQuoi 2505 days ago

    Personal trainer beatdown number two complete!

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    TuDisQuoi 2506 days ago

    Ran my sprints today, and sort of liked it! Knees feel pretty good! And... pulled out the shorts I bought before spring break this year, and they are waaay big- swimming, in fact- Yippee! Personal trainer day tomorrow- this is a great Mother's day. :) Happy day to all the SK moms out there!

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    TuDisQuoi 2508 days ago

    Did my weight training at home today as prescribed by personal trainer, and SK tells me that I have done too much and does not continue to give points. **That's** disappointing.

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    TuDisQuoi 2510 days ago

    Okay, still sore after personal trainer on Monday, but hiked & hauled brush yesterday, then forced myself onto treadmill today. Walking was fine, so I tried a little jog. That felt fine, too... so I hit full on sprints >8mph, and it didn't kill me!! five sets between 8.1 & 8.5 mph for 45 seconds each- and I did not despise it one bit, LOL!

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    TuDisQuoi 2511 days ago

    I get the pleasure of going on a field trip with my twins today- great weather, dry air, blue sky, cool temps- pulling invasive species from local recreation areas. :D

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    TuDisQuoi 2512 days ago

    I find it hilarious that I can actually "go over" on fiber.

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    TuDisQuoi 2512 days ago

    Completed my first full, smackdown hour with personal trainer. Major rubber limbs afterward.

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    TuDisQuoi 2515 days ago

    Are there any other mid 40s women staying under their parameters (only rarely exceeding on protein, almost never on fats, and never on carbs) finding that weight loss is not as expected? I am wondering if this is a sure- fire formula for everyone? I am thinking of cutting my fat intake and increasing the carbs via fruit & see what happens. My clothes fit differently, but I think I'd be likely at this point to credit extra exercise. Individual tweaking needed here!

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    TuDisQuoi 2518 days ago

    Oops! Not even pink on the protein, I am in the red. Some days I'm just hungry for a little more.

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    TuDisQuoi 2519 days ago

    Level 6!

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    TuDisQuoi 2519 days ago

    Starting with a personal trainer evaluation tomorrow! So excited!

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    TuDisQuoi 2520 days ago

    does anyone know why planks are listed with pounds and reps? I do 4 sets of 1 minute each, no weights though. I alternate standard prone plank like you do in yoga, then flip over to a supine plank ( on heels rather than toes). I do not know how to record these, and have been shorting myself :(

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    TuDisQuoi 2522 days ago

    I did not detest my sprints today! Yay! And knees feel very okay, too!

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    TuDisQuoi 2526 days ago

    Aiyiyi- a wedding this past weekend- I had a slice of cake ( beef,&vegs for dinner). Later at home had a slice of pizza--this was a no no- asthma inhalersneeded for the last two days. The takeaway is that now I know to *definitely* avoid wheat. Sprints will have to wait, but back on track with weights :)!

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    TuDisQuoi 2530 days ago

    Just broke into level 5 after completing a challenge- I hear it gets more difficult to level up soon!

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    TuDisQuoi 2218 days ago

    I am able to fit into a pair of pants I haven't worn in a couple of years! Yay!

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      AngelEstep2218 days ago

      That's AWESOME! Keep up the great work!

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      SarahMB9102218 days ago

      That's awesome!!! Keep it up!!!

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      Colv772218 days ago

      Congrats!

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      TuDisQuoi2218 days ago

      Thanks to all of you! I am really liking this elliptical trainer!

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      Happyandhealthy292218 days ago

      That is so exciting ;) yay!!!

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    tsygan 2503 days ago

    @TuDisQuoi you are crushing it! i thought i was active until i came across you:) awesome work!

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      TuDisQuoi2503 days ago

      Thanks, Tsygan, the encouragement is much appreciated.

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    TuDisQuoi 2503 days ago

    Finishing challenges brought me to level 11 :) - good thing,too, cuz I'll be limited to core,legs and some cardio while hand heals for a couple months. Dang! Really enjoyed weight machines Monday,too- rowed 50#-sounds small but felt big. ;)

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      cldunmire2503 days ago

      Wow! Awesome!

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      GrizzledAtoms2503 days ago

      Nice job! And, good luck with the healing process from the hand surgery!

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      TuDisQuoi2503 days ago

      Thanks,to you both!

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    TuDisQuoi 2503 days ago

    Trying to enter yesterday's food- no matter how many times I try to select May 15, it only comes up as today's. Admin, please assist, thank you very much! hand surgery yesterday makes this tricky and narcotics will make me forget if I wait to try again tomorrow. (many many thanks)

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      HiLLjO2503 days ago

      You have to press "change the date" to make it go! SO frustrating!

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      TuDisQuoi2503 days ago

      thanks, but there is a first line edit function wherein you can access the dropdown menu under the date selection- that's what's not working for me- but i will try the backdoor method :) !

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      SlimKickerAdmin2503 days ago

      Weird... I can't tell what's wrong - was able to add an item for that date. If you can lend me your password, I can perhaps dig into it further. This is for the website, right?

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    TuDisQuoi 2505 days ago

    Personal trainer beatdown number two complete!

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      Rowan2505 days ago

      Good for you! How did you find your personal trainer? I will be relocating in a month (to a different state) and I am hoping to find one :)

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      TuDisQuoi2505 days ago

      Excuse any lack of conventions here i am typong w nondominant hand as had surgery on dominant hand today- thru nurse practitoner-a prescriber medical fitness plan through hubby's benefits for my arthritis. try any medical sports facility associated with orthopedic practice or hospital. also check local gyms, which i will do once allotted numbers of visits are depleted. i am really liking it & have high hopes, so best of luck on your quest!

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    TuDisQuoi 2506 days ago

    Ran my sprints today, and sort of liked it! Knees feel pretty good! And... pulled out the shorts I bought before spring break this year, and they are waaay big- swimming, in fact- Yippee! Personal trainer day tomorrow- this is a great Mother's day. :) Happy day to all the SK moms out there!

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      cldunmire2506 days ago

      That is so awesome! Great job!!

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      TuDisQuoi2506 days ago

      Thanks very much! Funny, the scale isn't too encouraging, though, LOL!

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    TuDisQuoi 2508 days ago

    Did my weight training at home today as prescribed by personal trainer, and SK tells me that I have done too much and does not continue to give points. **That's** disappointing.

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      SlimKickerAdmin2508 days ago

      Strange, I thought we got rid of that... I'll try and change that.

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      TuDisQuoi2508 days ago

      Thank you soooo very much!!

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    TuDisQuoi 2510 days ago

    Okay, still sore after personal trainer on Monday, but hiked & hauled brush yesterday, then forced myself onto treadmill today. Walking was fine, so I tried a little jog. That felt fine, too... so I hit full on sprints >8mph, and it didn't kill me!! five sets between 8.1 & 8.5 mph for 45 seconds each- and I did not despise it one bit, LOL!

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      GrizzledAtoms2510 days ago

      Wow, very nice!

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      TuDisQuoi2510 days ago

      Well, thanks- we'll see how it goes this weekend, LOL!

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    TuDisQuoi 2511 days ago

    I get the pleasure of going on a field trip with my twins today- great weather, dry air, blue sky, cool temps- pulling invasive species from local recreation areas. :D

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      lynnbaum2511 days ago

      Where are you going?

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      TuDisQuoi2511 days ago

      We went to a local wildlife sanctuary & large park/sports complex & cleared some invasive species- buckthorn (wow, hauled a lot of brush), garlic mustard, &dame's rocket.

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    TuDisQuoi 2512 days ago

    I find it hilarious that I can actually "go over" on fiber.

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      kac0382512 days ago

      Yeah, me too. Bright red bar and everything. I think I'll *know* if I actually overdo it on fiber.

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      tercerero2512 days ago

      ^ Ha!

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      Library Card2512 days ago

      No doubt! @ kac038--I think *everybody around* will know if somebody overdoes it on fiber. Lol

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      GrizzledAtoms2512 days ago

      :-D

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    TuDisQuoi 2512 days ago

    Completed my first full, smackdown hour with personal trainer. Major rubber limbs afterward.

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      GrizzledAtoms2512 days ago

      Nice! I head out for my smackdown in about a half-hour.

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      cldunmire2512 days ago

      Excellent work!!

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      TuDisQuoi2512 days ago

      Thanks, folks! I am planning to kick my own 46 yr old derriere!

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    TuDisQuoi 2515 days ago

    Are there any other mid 40s women staying under their parameters (only rarely exceeding on protein, almost never on fats, and never on carbs) finding that weight loss is not as expected? I am wondering if this is a sure- fire formula for everyone? I am thinking of cutting my fat intake and increasing the carbs via fruit & see what happens. My clothes fit differently, but I think I'd be likely at this point to credit extra exercise. Individual tweaking needed here!

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      tercerero2515 days ago

      Sorry, I'm early 30s reporting here, but I have to report a drastic reduction in my ability to lose and maintain weight loss that I've noted since losing weight in my early 20s as compared to now. I'm told it only gets worse.

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      Sherri2515 days ago

      Mid 40's and I have lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks of doing this. Not exactly earth shattering but I feel good and I don't feel deprived. I faithfully log my food but frequently go over in carbs and sugar. Sometimes I go over in protein but rarely do I ever go over fat. Out of 14 days, I went over my calories 4 times ( once significantly!). I think what's saving me is my Bikram practice and the large amount of walking I do. Hang in there!

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      Moxie122515 days ago

      I'd seriously re-think what you are planning. Carbs add weight. Protein and good fats actually lose weight. If you are around peri-menopause, it is just a time of difficult weight loss. Just accept the fact that it was easy when we were 20, but it is more difficult now. I did find that weight loss became easier once menopause was over.

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      TuDisQuoi2515 days ago

      Thanks, ladies, and Moxie12- sigh- one month and 4lbs down... though middle is definitely flatter, I just feel like it should be more. Maybe just the beginning is slow? Had personal trainer eval last week & start first session on Monday. I hope that will help. I do no grains, just thought to allow a second ( or some days first) serving of fruit to fill.

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    TuDisQuoi 2518 days ago

    Oops! Not even pink on the protein, I am in the red. Some days I'm just hungry for a little more.

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      thinlizzy2518 days ago

      I hit RED for the first time yesterday!!! Mine was cholesterol due to eggs!!! That was a shocker! Ooooopppppppsssss is right LOL

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      TuDisQuoi2518 days ago

      I say don't sweat it once in a while! :)

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    TuDisQuoi 2519 days ago

    Level 6!

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      Sianw2519 days ago

      Wow! Well done!

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      junkwithspunk2519 days ago

      Way to go! :)

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      Leah2519 days ago

      Congrats

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      tsygan2519 days ago

      way to crush it!

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      TuDisQuoi2519 days ago

      Thanks, all! Those level 5+ challenges can really rack up the points. :)

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    TuDisQuoi 2520 days ago

    does anyone know why planks are listed with pounds and reps? I do 4 sets of 1 minute each, no weights though. I alternate standard prone plank like you do in yoga, then flip over to a supine plank ( on heels rather than toes). I do not know how to record these, and have been shorting myself :(

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      45kk2520 days ago

      Everything that doesn't involve weights I just track it with 0

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      Pati2520 days ago

      You put your own weight as it is harder for a heavier person rather than lighter. It means that the heavier person would burn more calories doing plank than the lighter one. Plank does not involve weights itself at all but you can do advanced planks or for beginners, good luck!!'

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      ZomboidHell2520 days ago

      Same thing for pushups...I use my body weight....

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    TuDisQuoi 2520 days ago

    @tercerero Hi, I am hoping you can offer some advice on how to log your sprints accurately- earlier in the week I looked for both sprints and interval running to no avail. Also, do you have any recommendations to treat & avoid shin splints? Thanks a ton!

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      tercerero2520 days ago

      I just always enter in X minutes of running. They don't seem to have more options than that. My advice for avoiding shin splits is more preventative. Go to a local shoe shop/running shop and ask for them to analyze your gait and step. They'll hopefully offer you more specific advice for choosing the very best shoe for you. Replace your shoes often (every 3-4 months for me) so you're always running on some cushion. Most importantly, don't up your weekly mileage by more than 10% a week.

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      TuDisQuoi2520 days ago

      My ortho told me to get cushioned shoes, and I have a pair of Asics that I really like. I have been told that stretching prior is a panacea, but have not found it to be overwhelmingly helpful. I think your suggestion to increase slowly makes a lot of sense, as I find discomfort often occurs with a too much, too soon event.