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Everything posted by lookin2lose70

  1. I was thinking of going to a WW meeting one time to get the new starter kit for the Points Plus. About how much does one cost?
  2. I'd only use them when doing a video. Wearing them constantly can throw off your walking pattern and eventually cause back problems.
  3. I'd check out www.vitamins.com because Puritan's Pride puts their vitamins through a lot of testing to make sure their products meet a specific absorption level. They also have a lot of sales like buy 1 get 1, buy 2 get 3 on same items. I've saved a lot when buying from them.
  4. When I go to the gym I'm doing: 30 minutes various weight machines (light intensity) 2 APs 30 minutes eliptical machine on the fat burn setting (high intensity) 6 APs 30 minutes treadmill forrest trail setting, 4.5 mph max (moderate intensity) 3 APs 15 minutes walking the track (light intensity) 1 AP The weight machines I am doing M-W-F. I do the eliptical, treadmill, and track M-F. I take Saturday and Sunday off. I pulled my AP calculations off my WW calculator based on my weight of 246.
  5. I was wondering what the max is for activity points you should eat during the day? I've started going to the gym recently and am averaging about 10 activity points earned the days I go and I'm thinking that I shouldn't be eating all those. Any suggestions?
  6. The Black Team SW = 237.5 GW = 225 Weigh in day = Saturday BL Challenge 6/1/09 Week 1 (6/1 - 6/7): 236.7 (-0.8 lbs) Week 2 (6/8 - 6/14): 237.2 (+0.5 lbs) Week 3 (6/15 - 6/21): 237.1 (-0.1 lbs) Week 4 (6/22 - 6/28): 236.4 (-0.7 lbs) Week 5 (6/29 - 7/5): Week 6 (7/6 - 7/12): Week 7 (7/13 - 7/19): Week 8 (7/20 - 7/26): Week 9 (7/27 - 8/2): Week 10 (8/3 - 8/9):
  7. I'd like to try to rejoin. tom5281 will keep my butt in gear this time around, won't you hun?
  8. I've been busy with the boys lately here too, and then the joys of sticking to work at night. I've been trying to keep up with a video a day when I can. I replaced my desk chair with an exercise ball, downloaded a stretch clock to remind me to get up and move for a minute every hour that shows me stretches, and use the laptop in the kitchen standing up rather than sitting at a desk when checking e-mail and facebook. Afterall, you burn 3X the calories standing rather than sitting!
  9. Yesterday was a lazy day... just 2 miles with Leslie. Today was awesome!!! We took the boys to a close park/game preserve for a LONG walk, had a picinic, and went for another shorter walk. Then we took them to the playground area to hang out for awhile. As of now I have logged 22,000 steps. I got 121 minutes of moderate activity in, covered 8.46 miles, AND burned 1066 calories!!!! I wish we could go for that walk every weekend... I'm going to try to squeeze it in at least twice a month.
  10. So far this morning I've done an 8 minute Tae Bo Get Ripped video and then straight into the WATP 1 Mile Super Challenge. Saturday's WI will be good.
  11. Yesterday I got in my 8 minute Tae Bo video followed by 1 mile with Leslie. After dinner I did 4 miles of Leslie with DH. Today so far I have done the Walk and Kick video (30 minutes) as well as 30 minutes of Kathy Smith's Flex Appeal belly dancing video. I am going shopping after dinner and am going to see if I can squeeze in some yoga afterwards.
  12. I did a 30 minute George Foreman walk/circuit training DVD with DH tonight which was very interesting. It was kind of like Leslie but another step up. Worth the $1.99 that's for sure! I also tried out the 8 minute Tae Bo Get Ripped workout earlier in the day. 16 minutes total with the before and after stretches. I have always liked the idea of the tae bo workouts, but 3o+ minutes of it is way too much. This tape made me feel good because I could make it through the whole workout without stopping the tape! I'm sure eventually I will be able to work up to one of the full workouts. Tomorrow I am thinking of trying the Leslie Walk and Kick DVD for the 1st time. Yeah, my video stash came today so I'll be letting you know what I think of each one as I do them.
  13. I got 2 1/2 miles in with Leslie today along with some random stretches throughout the day. I also did some wall pushups since I can't do them on the ground. My one wrist gets too sore when I put my weight on it with a flat palm on the ground.
  14. I've been busy with work lately and my old computer has been freezing up if I do too much so I haven't been able to make it into chat. I have the new computer up and running now though, so I'll be able to join in again soon. I checked in a few minutes ago and I must have missed everyone tonight. Anyways, yesterday I did the 2 mile Walk and Tone video of Leslie's since it was on Exercise TV on Demand. I ordered a few new Leslie videos off of www.totalfitnessdvds.com since they had an awesome sale so I can't wait for them to show up! I got some non-Leslie videos as well including a 3 disc yoga instruction, balance ball, tae bo, belly dancing (Had to try it for $1.99 LOL), and a few others. I ordered a 10 VHS grab bag as well for $4.99 so we'll see what else comes in it. I can't wait!!! OOOOOHHHHH... and before I go, my doctor's office called back with my bloodwork results and they are "looking better than 3 months ago, but not perfect yet. to discuss on next visit." I guess was the message left in my file for me. I go on the 29th I think it is so we'll see.
  15. I just got done doing my Leslie You Can Do Yoga video and I liked it! It was probably too slow for some, but that gave me time to move into positions and stuff since I have never tried yoga before. I just bought the 2 mile jog and Walk and Kick movie off of www.totalfitnessdvds.com on sale for $5.99 each! I bought from them once before and they are super fast at shipping and great all around. Last time I ordered late Sunday night and had the videos Wednesday afternoon. We'll see how fast they get here this time. I'm trying to keep up with at least a mile a day depending on what the kids let me do, and I'm going to also start alternating evenings with yoga and the Walkblaster.
  16. Yesterday I managed 2 miles with Leslie. I'm going to try to work a tape in soon, but I am going to the mall tonight and will eb walking around there as well. DH is at the point in weightloss where he needs new clothes because his pants are too loose. Can someone loan him a cow prodder to jab me in the rear? I'm also on my feet every 15 minutes running Gavin to the potty in an attempt to get him potty trained. I hope it works soon! I got my hours cut for work so I'm hoping to be able to squeeze at least 30 minutes in for exercise a night by myself in the basement.
  17. Thursday was cleaning the house and a 2 mile date with Leslie. Friday I cleaned a little more and went out to dinner with DH, and then some quick shopping. Today I did some landscaping. We decided to put a rock garden in. I took charge and cleared the grass off the area which involved carrying huge buckets full up my porch steps and down the other side to an area in my back yard to dump it, so I did many steps while lifting weight. I let DH put the marble in and the border, then I arranged the gazing ball and other things. My calves hurt like heck tonight! Word of advice, DON'T ask a young kid at Home Depot if they have any gazing balls. It'll take him several times to be able to say it with a straight face when he pages lawn/garden. I'll post pictures of our project tomorrow hopefully.
  18. I've only really thought of treadmills with motors in them. Has anyone ever own/tried a manual treadmill? I'm curious about reviews since they do seem cheaper but wondering if they're worth it at all.
  19. Okay, I was just checking my measurements and wanted to run it by someone else to see if it sounds right. I took my measurements 3 times on each body part just to be sure. All total I am down 9.25 inches in less than a month, yet WI on Saturday said I was up 1.5 lbs from my start weight (SW 237, CW 238.5). Does this sound normal to lose so many inches yet gain weight? I've been trying to get 12,000 steps in a day minimum with at least 30 minutes of moderate activity. All I've been doing is Leslie Sansone videos up until yesterday when I decided to up my workout a bit with a 4 week workout challenge from Exercise TV to give me a little variety.
  20. You can either try to earn some extra APs to burn some of it off, or ask for the can next time. Dinner is another meal and tomorrow is another day. At least the bad can of chili is gone so let's hope there aren't any more in the cupboards!
  21. Try some salsa with black beans. I have a mix in my fridge of black beans, brown rice (for texture), chicken, and salsa. I only ate about 1/2 cup and am full from it.
  22. The Black Team SW = 237.5 GW = 215 Weigh in day = Monday BL Challenge 3/2/09 Week 1 (3/2 - 3/8): +1 (238.5) Sorry team Week 2 (3/9 - 3/15): +1.5 (240) Week 3 (3/16 - 3/22): -1 (239) Week 4 (3/23 - 3/29): -2 (237) Week 5 (3/30 - 4/5): Week 6 (4/6 - 4/12): Week 7 (4/13 - 4/19): Week 8 (4/20 - 4/26): Week 9 (4/27 - 5/3): Week 10 (5/4 - 5/10):
  23. I'll definitely start working more of the weekly points in this week and see if that helps. As far as the pedometer goes, I know it's accurate. It is an Omron HJ-151 that counts regular steps and moderate (60+ per minute) seperately. It runs on an accelerometer sensor, not a pendulum like some of the cheap ones. I'm a SAHM of two little boys and two small dogs to keep me busy. Some days I've been trying not to sit on the couch much and march while doing dishes or pop in a 2 or 3 mile WATP video to get steps in.
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