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Thread: February weight loss 2016

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    Yesterday was my "can't stay away from food" day. I hope I don't have another of these days for awhile! I don't think I did too bad, but I was tempted all day. Sure was hard to say no. I was craving chocolate.....my downfall! Looks like today is better so far. Hope you are all doing well.

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    There is a full moon this week and I can sure tell at school. My kindergartener is off the hook this week. That is the only way to describe her. I the afternoon I work in a second grade classroom. There are several tough kids in the class plus one who does not belong on a regular classroom. Part of the problem is the kids and the other part is the teacher has no control. They walk all over her. I was planning on trying some things to get control but the teacher is out sick. The poor sub today was starting to cry when I was talking to her after the kids left. I felt so sorry for her. She tried so hard and a couple of them were just obnoxious. She actually had better control than the teacher does most days. I felt so sorry for her. I assured her that she had done well and they are just a tough class. She is older and a bit old fashioned but does a pretty good job.
    I went to spinning tonight. I was thinking about trying the group power class afterwards and realized I didn't have shoes. I go to class in sandals since I wear cycling shoes. Maybe I will try it Saturday.
    The weather here is crazy too. Saturday, Sunday and Monday were gorgeous 50 to 60 degrees. Snow tonight.

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    Oh mjmachin, I hate those days where all I want is food. I have those more frequently than I care to admit.

    Can you believe there are only 2 more days left to the month after today? This year is already flying by. I hope everyone has a great day!
    Quilting is definitely not for the faint of heart.

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    Well I was 0.2 lbs above my goal weight and then I went up another 3 lbs. Arghhh! I am trying to be good and keep my weight here but it would be nice to actually hit that goal weight. I guess it is my pride. so it this point I am not as much about weight loss as it is about not gaining back.

    I used up my free week at the fitness place and did not buy a membership yet. It is so much money. I am planning on joining some where though. the little taste I got was good. One of the problems is that my son is in one of those contracts at this place and we want to work out together, well I mean at the same place. Mr. Buff works out while I just do it without much weights. Hahahaha! Still it is good for me. So I am not sure if this is the place I want to commit too. there is one closer by I would prefer and he would go with me but he is in this contract. while if I buy here I would have a 2 year commitment and his contract ends in October, leaving me with more then a year at that place. So I am not sure if I want to wait till October to join anything. Not a good idea right to wait that long? If we are both free in Ocotber then we could go where ever we want to.
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    Well, I gained 1 1/2 pounds this month, but could of been worse. I was sick most of the month. How did everyone else do? Much better than me, I hope.

    Anna - fitness places are way too expensive for me. I go to a store and get a shopping cart and walk. I worry about falling and a shopping cart really helps.

    Susanna

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    I managed to take off 5 lbs this month and am very happy about that. This weight does not come off very quickly or easily, but I keep plugging along. I walk for over an hour with my husband after work, but I really need to commit to going to the Y and doing some other workouts. The hardest part is pushing myself away from the table and not pick up the chocolate.....that is a hard give up! So, again I will sign up for March and keep trying. Good luck to everyone.

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    I gained a little over 2 lbs this month. A few too many splurges and not watching my portions sizes. I know what I need to do and I will do better in March.
    A 2 year commitment to a gym is a bit much. I signed up for 3 months which is pricier per month than doing a year but I wanted to see how much I use it. If I decide in the next 2 weeks that I want to join for the year then what I paid will be applied to the membership. I'm still not sure. Saturday I went to a spinning class. It was a bit intense for me and the fact that it was in a dark room with 1 string of Christmas lights and 2 black lights for lighting was very strange. The instructor yelled out some instructions every so often but since it was my first time I didn't understand much of it. She told me after the class to try 2 more times to see how I like it then. I guess I will do that.

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    I posted the new thread but forgot to post the link. Don't forget to sign up.
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    The way that some gyms make their money is from people signing 2 year contracts and then only using it for a month or 2. I learned my lesson on that several years ago. I am a member of the Y and it is month to month. Around here the cheapest place is Planet Fitness. I think it is $10 or $12 a month. I find I do better with a class. I work harder. As you know I love spinning. Try it several times to see if it is for you. The instructor should help you. Also follow what others do. I am disappointed in my weight loss. The pounds seem to be pretty much stuck. My clothes do fit better so that is good. I wore a sweater with leggings the other day. Last time I put it on I took it back off because there were too many bulges in the stomach area. This time it was ok to wear. I guess I need to change up my eating.

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    I gained too! Ugh! But, I was lazy. I hardly treadmill walked like I usually do and wasn't as careful with my meals. I just felt very blah....maybe the winter blues. I heard on the radio that many people loose their nutrition/exercise commitment in February that they start gung-ho in January. I'm guilty of that!

    I am looking forward to Spring to refresh me and get out of this glum.

    I'm fasting tonight for morning blood work. I see the doctor next week and he may not be too happy. But that may just be the motivation I need.

    I agree with Susanna about fitness places being too expensive. What about a YMCA in your area? Mine has a water aerobics class that I have been considering. Not sure yet. I don't want to pay for anything that I don't actually go to.

    I used to see so many early morning walkers at the mall when I use to drop my daughter off to work. They were serious about it...some had hand weights and chugged right along.

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    Our Y has a Senior Fit class - 30 minutes of guided exercise followed by 30 minutes of your choice, walking, machines, etc. I'm sure the pool is not an option, though it probably wouldn't be for me in any case. I love aquaerobics, but became allergic to the chemicals in the pool. I still have scars after 25+ years. The trouble with the Senior Fit is that it requires a pretty strong commitment. Every Tuesday and Thursday with no excused absences. I have been thinking about joining because I have a friend who needs something and I can't see him in any other type of class. I won't give up my two yoga classes or 45 minutes a day walking the dogs, so I'm not sure about adding more time away from home or on my bolted together feet. Choices, choices. I'd join the Y if I could attend an aquaerobics class. I guess the only to find out is to get a guest pass and try it. I have to miss yoga tomorrow and I am so bummed. I will do a DVD when I get home, but that's not the same as a live class -especially one with a young male instructor.

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    Young male yoga instructor.....sounds fun to me!
    Here is some interesting info on low carb diets. It reinforces everything I have learned about the South Beach Diet.
    One thing I am very confused about is coconut oil. My sister raves about it. I keep reading different stuff. Some make it sounds like it is a miracle food and some say you should never eat it. What do you ladies think?
    http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/why-peo...Mblm0LgLXhM%3D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Young male yoga instructor.....sounds fun to me!
    Here is some interesting info on low carb diets. It reinforces everything I have learned about the South Beach Diet.
    One thing I am very confused about is coconut oil. My sister raves about it. I keep reading different stuff. Some make it sounds like it is a miracle food and some say you should never eat it. What do you ladies think?
    http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/why-peo...Mblm0LgLXhM%3D
    I am adding a tiny bit of coconut oil to my coffee, about 1/3 of a tsp. So I am buying into the hype but just not the quantities likes 3 Table spoons. No thanks! Also I might just use the tiniest bit to stir fry something or cook like fish with lemon juice.
    Anna Quilts

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    Irish, my SIL and her friends took a zumba class several years ago. They all loved to go because the instructor was a gorgeous, very fit, very gay guy. They all told their husbands they were having a secret affair with him.

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    I didn't hear from too many people for February. The winner is Mjmachin with a loss of 5 pounds. Excellent job. Keep up the good work.

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    Congrats Mjmachin!

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    Wow, Thanks so much. Am sure glad to be rid of those 5 lbs. Hopefully I can get rid of another 5 in March!

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    Just dropped by to see who won. Congratulations mjmachin!
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    Awesome Mjmachin! Keep up the good work!

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