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Old 09-08-2010, 12:29 PM   #2661
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A backslide this week and now we're off on a month long road trip so won't be weighing in for the next few weeks.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #2662
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A backslide this week and now we're off on a month long road trip so won't be weighing in for the next few weeks.
Looks like you have become a professional slacker. Welcome aboard.
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Looks like you have become a professional slacker. Welcome aboard.
Actually I've always been a professional slacker, it's just that my disguise is slipping and now the truth is out
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #2664
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...The folks who wrote the book "Younger Next Year" talked about this ability of turning back the clock and maintaining a high level of fitness well into your senior years provided you exercised a LOT. (the book says nothing about diets or "ideal" weights, and concentrates on the effects of exercise including the science behind it).
I bought this book--the "Younger Next Year for Women"--over the weekend (had a 40% off coupon so sweet!) and read most of it right away. Although I hope the level of activity the authors specify will help my weight loss efforts a little, I believe the real benefit will come in increased endurance and energy. I'll add the activity minutes to my little weight loss chart when I actually move beyond the reading to the doing . (Unfortunately I don't think my walking 9 holes of golf this morning counts for much, as the authors specifically exclude that from their suggested activities.)
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I bought this book--the "Younger Next Year for Women"--over the weekend (had a 40% off coupon so sweet!) and read most of it right away. Although I hope the level of activity the authors specify will help my weight loss efforts a little, I believe the real benefit will come in increased endurance and energy. I'll add the activity minutes to my little weight loss chart when I actually move beyond the reading to the doing . (Unfortunately I don't think my walking 9 holes of golf this morning counts for much, as the authors specifically exclude that from their suggested activities.)
I think the heart rate increase seeing your golf ball fly into the woods or water is not the healthy sort of increase that aerobic activity provides

I think it is good to log the activity to help you chase a target. Logging my weight here every week keeps me focused, and through the YMCA you get a really nice web based personal log where I and DW log our activity. Our target is to exceed 45 hours of exercise a month. (Before ER my target was 30 hours a month.
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This all reminds me . I went to a new Doctor this week and he was questioning my exercise . I said " I do water aerobics four times a week " and he said "Do you have a hard time walking " and I said "No, but the treadmill bores me silly and this class is an hour with no chance of leaving early without looking like a schmuck so I exercise for the hour If I was on the treadmill I'd be out in twenty minutes " .
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I bought this book--the "Younger Next Year for Women"--over the weekend (had a 40% off coupon so sweet!) and read most of it right away. Although I hope the level of activity the authors specify will help my weight loss efforts a little, I believe the real benefit will come in increased endurance and energy. I'll add the activity minutes to my little weight loss chart when I actually move beyond the reading to the doing . (Unfortunately I don't think my walking 9 holes of golf this morning counts for much, as the authors specifically exclude that from their suggested activities.)
Doesn't that book motivate you while reading it? Yeah...it did me too. Unfortunately, the book ended. Geez, I really do get motivated while reading books - it can be any kind of book. Then, the book ends and so does the motivation.

Good luck tho. It is a good book! I agree.
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.... now we're off on a month long road trip so won't be weighing in for the next few weeks.
My goodness you haven't let any grass grow under your feet since ER! Not to mention the hours of activity--I'm very impressed with 30 hrs. a month, never mind your ER rate of 45! Many times I've been happy with 30 mins. a week. Hmm, I think I know how I got into this mess!

Simplegirl, you must have had a good time in St. Augustine -- but only 2 lbs. worth.

Moe, good point about exercise; it is quite shameful to leave a class after only 5 minutes (that would be me for starting to laugh at the overly serious yoga teacher).

H2bR, I did find Younger Next Year extremely motivating and seriously plan to start following its guidelines real soon . Maybe we should go to this: http://aspenclub.com/AspenClub/YNY-Feb0110/price.pdf . It's only $4,000 for the week.... Gulp.

Today I'm "finally" celebrating my 25 lb. goal that I set last April. Yay me. Now onward downward!

Goal beginning 4/22: -25 lbs.
Goal achieved 9/9: -26.2 lbs.
4/29, week 1, -4.6 lbs.: -4.6 lbs. total
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My goodness you haven't let any grass grow under your feet since ER! Not to mention the hours of activity--I'm very impressed with 30 hrs. a month, never mind your ER rate of 45! Many times I've been happy with 30 mins. a week. Hmm, I think I know how I got into this mess!

Simplegirl, you must have had a good time in St. Augustine -- but only 2 lbs. worth.

Moe, good point about exercise; it is quite shameful to leave a class after only 5 minutes (that would be me for starting to laugh at the overly serious yoga teacher).

H2bR, I did find Younger Next Year extremely motivating and seriously plan to start following its guidelines real soon . Maybe we should go to this: http://aspenclub.com/AspenClub/YNY-Feb0110/price.pdf . It's only $4,000 for the week.... Gulp.

Today I'm "finally" celebrating my 25 lb. goal that I set last April. Yay me. Now onward downward!

Goal beginning 4/22: -25 lbs.
Goal achieved 9/9: -26.2 lbs.
4/29, week 1, -4.6 lbs.: -4.6 lbs. total
5/6, week 2, -2.6 lbs: -7.2 lbs. total
5/13, week 3, -3.2 lbs.: -10.4 lbs. total
5/20, week 4, -1.6 lbs.: -12 lbs. total
5/27, week 5, -1 lb.: -13 lbs. total
6/3, week 6, -1.6 lbs.: -14.6 lbs. total
6/10, week 7, -2.4 lbs.: -17 lbs. total
6/17, week 8, -2.6 lbs.: -19.6 total
7/1, week 10, -1 lb.: -20.6 total
7/22, week 13, -1.6 lb.: -22.2 total
8/18, week 17, +1 lb.: -21.2 total
8/25, week 18, -3.2 lbs: -24.4 total
9/2, week 19, -0.0: -24.4 total
9/9, week 20, -1.8: -26.2 lbs. total

Congratulations on meeting your goal . That was a great loss for such a short period of time . What are you doing to celebrate ?
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I was thinking Cheesecake Factory but then decided the calories in a mani/pedi would be a little lower.
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Week 1 (Aug. 5): Down 4.4 lbs
Week 2 (Aug. 12): Down 2.4 lbs
Week 3 (Aug. 19): Down 3.4 lbs
Week 4 (Aug. 26): Down 1.0 lb (kind of a so-so week. I've been sick since Monday so no motivation to exercise at all. Hope to get back on the wagon next week when I'm hopefully feeling better ).
Week 5 (Sep. 2): Down 3.2 lbs.

Week 6 (Sep. 9): Down 2.6 lbs

Total lost = 17.0 lbs


Congrats to everyone on having a great week! Even though I'm still getting over a nasty cold, I'm still exercising and sticking to my eating plan .
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Week 1 (Aug. 5): Down 4.4 lbs
Week 2 (Aug. 12): Down 2.4 lbs
Week 3 (Aug. 19): Down 3.4 lbs
Week 4 (Aug. 26): Down 1.0 lb (kind of a so-so week. I've been sick since Monday so no motivation to exercise at all. Hope to get back on the wagon next week when I'm hopefully feeling better ).
Week 5 (Sep. 2): Down 3.2 lbs.



Week 6 (Sep. 9): Down 2.6 lbs

Total lost = 17.0 lbs






Congrats to everyone on having a great week! Even though I'm still getting over a nasty cold, I'm still exercising and sticking to my eating plan .

That is also a great weight loss ! Congratulations !
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Amazing, CalgaryGirl--your nasty cold hasn't held you back at all! Hope you're all better. 17 lbs. in 6 weeks is awesome.
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Oh Bestwifeever...that retreat sounds wonderful. If you pay, I'll go.

I wonder if Chris Crowley is as motivational in person as he is in the book? Sounds like a good guy.
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CalgaryGirl, great progress, well done.

Bestwifeever, you must be so pleased at reaching your goal. 25lbs is a fantastic achievement

Now for the even harder part, maintaining that and also putting into practice the "Younger Next Year" advice.

Today we decided to do 2 classes in succession from our favorite instructor. An hour class called "Core Strength" immediately followed by an hour "Cardio Challenge" class.

My heart rate was 100+ for the whole hour I reckon and I know it was 150 towards the end after she called for a heart rate check and us count our pulse for 10 seconds. I need to get me one of those heart rate monitors .

Tomorrow is our "Athletic Water Running" which is also a high cardio session.
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Congrats to everyone doing so well!!! And yes, best wife, I did surely enjoy my weekend in St. Augustine! Lots of good, good food and plenty-o-drinkin!
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...My heart rate was 100+ for the whole hour I reckon and I know it was 150 towards the end after she called for a heart rate check and us count our pulse for 10 seconds. I need to get me one of those heart rate monitors ....
Wow, you are going to be so much younger next year.

I actually have one of those new-fangled heart rate monitor (it's pink, too) and today I put the elastic chest strap thingie on for the first time since the beginning of the year. I was amazed that I had to adjust it as it was way too loose to wear. It was a very good feeling.
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Wow, you are going to be so much younger next year.

I actually have one of those new-fangled heart rate monitor (it's pink, too) and today I put the elastic chest strap thingie on for the first time since the beginning of the year. I was amazed that I had to adjust it as it was way too loose to wear. It was a very good feeling.
Pink? How cute, I'll bet it suits you - remember that the aim of the game is to get your heart rate up to where your face is the same color
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