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Old 06-03-2009, 04:30 PM   #1761
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But I have new hooping pants, so maybe they will inspire me to stop after two pints.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #1762
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #1764
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Hey, those look just like my new pants!
I'll take some pics on Sunday at Hoops and Hops. Here's me with an LED one practice hooping at the baseball game. We did a show on the field during the fireworks.

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Old 06-03-2009, 06:04 PM   #1765
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6' 1" Target range 170 - 175.

Highest was 210lb (2002)

3/4 – 177.5
3/11 – 176
3/18 – 178
3/25 – 177.5
4/1 – 176.5
4/8 - 178
4/15 – 177.5
4/22-5/6 – away
5/13 - 182
5/20 – 179.5 – 2.3 miles in 30 mins
5/27 – 179.5 – 2.6 miles in 30 mins avg HR 132 max 197
New short term target is to be running 3 miles in a 30 minute session and to lose 5lbs by end of June to get to 175.
6/3 - 178.5 2.94 miles in 30 mins avg HR 142 max 178

Down a lb and tonight I increased my distance to close to my target. Now I need to keep it up. Been invited to a party tonight so another challenge, but I'll be driving no no alcohol for me. DW is the DD tonight (Designated Drunk)
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:16 PM   #1766
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You must walk fast if you got 2.6 miles in 30 min, running one out of five mins... I'd bet you were running 4 and walking 1 min. I do a lot of that but my endurance is improving quite a bit and I can go 3 miles without a walk break a couple times a week, and have to do the run/walk a couple times a week.

The thing that concerns me is your heart rate. If I understand correctly, the most common way to calculate max heart rate would put you at a max of 166 (at age 54). If you let your HR get so high, doesn't the lactic buildup make your legs hurt after your run? I'm 47, and I target a heartrate of 147 (85% of max) but let it creep up to about 152 or so sometimes. Beyond that and I back off on the speed or reduce to a walk.

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Thanks for the advice on the HR - I am 54 and mindful of the need for caution.

My walking speed is 4.7 mph and the runs were at 8.2 for 60 or 90 seconds at a time. Sitting in my chair before I got up to go down my HR was 49 and I was surprised when I looked at the "Summary" on the tread mill when I stopped the exercise as I hadn't observed it go anywhere near 196.

I did much better today by running a steady pace from the start at 5.5 mph and slowly ramping up, finishing with a 2 minute run at 8 mph. This time my max HR was only 178 and the avg was 142 which I'm sure is better for me.
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Sarah, I thought the picture that Freebird posted was of you and I was going to say you look smoking so why are you trying to lose weight?
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Thanks for the advice on the HR - I am 54 and mindful of the need for caution.

My walking speed is 4.7 mph and the runs were at 8.2 for 60 or 90 seconds at a time. Sitting in my chair before I got up to go down my HR was 49 and I was surprised when I looked at the "Summary" on the tread mill when I stopped the exercise as I hadn't observed it go anywhere near 196.

I did much better today by running a steady pace from the start at 5.5 mph and slowly ramping up, finishing with a 2 minute run at 8 mph. This time my max HR was only 178 and the avg was 142 which I'm sure is better for me.
Got it. There no way that my short legs and fat bod would let me walk at 4.7mph. Thats a slow jog for me. I usually start off at 6mph and begin to back off when my HR gets to about 150, backing it down to 147 bpm at 0.1-0.2mph increments. When I do speedwork, I will go as fast as 8.5-9.0mph for 60 seconds, but then go down to 3.0-3.5mph for recovery. I would not be able to hold a pace like that for 30 min and expect to walk out of the gym on my own power (would be in an ambulance). Eventually I'd like to get there, but I'm pretty sure it will take a couple years. I'm in much better shape than I was just a year ago, when running at 8.5mph for 100m would have probably killed me. Back then, it was 100m at 5mph, then walk.

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BTW, no loss for me this week. Flat at 231.

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Got it. There no way that my short legs and fat bod would let me walk at 4.7mph. Thats a slow jog for me. I usually start off at 6mph and begin to back off when my HR gets to about 150, backing it down to 147 bpm at 0.1-0.2mph increments. When I do speedwork, I will go as fast as 8.5-9.0mph for 60 seconds, but then go down to 3.0-3.5mph for recovery. I would not be able to hold a pace like that for 30 min and expect to walk out of the gym on my own power (would be in an ambulance). Eventually I'd like to get there, but I'm pretty sure it will take a couple years. I'm in much better shape than I was just a year ago, when running at 8.5mph for 100m would have probably killed me. Back then, it was 100m at 5mph, then walk.
It sounds like you are doing really well and making good progress - very well done.
I have NEVER been a runner which is why I've been building up by fast walking with short bursts of running. Tonight's 30 minute continuous run is the first time I've done that since my late 30's when I used to run a 5km (3.1m) charity run once a year and used to run it anywhere from 26 to 29 mins. But back then I was a soccer referee so although I never did any formal running, 90 minutes of walking, jogging and sprinting most weeks used to keep me fit enough to do the annual run.
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Ronstar, why did you have the spike in weight last week do you think?

Today was day 3 of bootcamp. I am really enjoying it but it sure is kicking my butt. I'm not even going to weigh myself this week as I would assume that any loss/gain would be totally unrelated to my new exercise routine or diet. I have increased my calories and am eating between 1600-1800 every day. It is hard to eat 1800 in a day, but the bonus is I am now able to eat more food I would usually ignore. Hopefully I will have a decrease in weight to report next week, or even better my clothes will feel a little bit looser.
I don't know what caused the weight spike - it could have been the rhubarb pie.

Bootcamp is an excellent workout! It'll knock the pounds off.
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You are not wrong about the bootcamp. I am absolutely exhausted after working out for an hour. I'm also enjoying working out in the great outdoors. Sit-ups don't seem so bad when you lie on you back and look up at the blue sky and fluffy white clouds.

BTW how much rhubarb pie was it?
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Today (25 Feb) 137
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130#!!!

Both DH and I have kept up the exercise and gone back to weighing and measuring our meals, no carbs at dinner time.

I planned out all of our meals for the week on Saturday and did our grocery shopping. It took a lot of up-front time, but having a plan for the week is really helping us stick to the diet. I'm so happy DH is on board with this...no more putting wings and beer in front of me...at least for a while, LOL.
It's great that DH is being so supportive, I definitely would not be anywhere close to the weight I am now if my DW was not so supportive and of the same mindset.
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I think I had 4 slices in one night, and I'll do it again if my MIL gets more rhubarb.
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Beginning of year - 242

April 29 - 235
May 6 - 233
May 13 - 232
May 20 - 231
May 27 - 231
June 3 - 231
June 6 - 228

Going on vacation tomorrow, and will have the PC but no scale. Posting early because: Somehow after two flat, no-loss weeks, 3# have mysteriously melted away.

Next goal is to keep it off (most of it anyway) while vacationing. There is going to be a lot of flying and driving, so I hope I can actually get out to exercise and avoid munchies in the various modes of transport.

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Beginning of year - 242

April 29 - 235
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May 20 - 231
May 27 - 231
June 3 - 231
June 6 - 228

Going on vacation tomorrow, and will have the PC but no scale. Posting early because: Somehow after two flat, no-loss weeks, 3# have mysteriously melted away.

Next goal is to keep it off (most of it anyway) while vacationing. There is going to be a lot of flying and driving, so I hope I can actually get out to exercise and avoid munchies in the various modes of transport.

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Have a great vacation - 14lbs down for the year - great work - 14lb is a British Stone
Thx Alan...hope I can get "stoned" again in the second half of the year...

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Thx Alan...hope I can get "stoned" again in the second half of the year...

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Boy, when we get stoned in the US, it usually makes us gain weight!
Who knew it was so different across the pond!
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