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« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2008, 09:31:24 PM »

I like KD's list of "how I'm going to do this"...inspiring. Mine has just been cutting back on what I eat, and cutting out soda (just water, nonfat milk (not too much), and Fresca (hooray for 0-cal sodas that don't taste like death!).

I need to start some form of exercise...what sort of Martial arts training would be good for someone with a surgically replaced ACL?
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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2008, 11:34:49 PM »

Quote from: SpicyJ on January 18, 2008, 09:31:24 PM

I like KD's list of "how I'm going to do this"...inspiring. Mine has just been cutting back on what I eat, and cutting out soda (just water, nonfat milk (not too much), and Fresca (hooray for 0-cal sodas that don't taste like death!).

I need to start some form of exercise...what sort of Martial arts training would be good for someone with a surgically replaced ACL?

Thanks!  As far as martial arts goes I'd think that Tai Chi would be good.  It is a bit slower but can be ramped up if you need to 'use it'.  It is also lower pressure on ankles and knees.  Best bet?  Go try something out for a week - should be free.  I'd probably avoid Tae Kwon Do for a few reasons, but most importantly the stress on your ACL.
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« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2008, 03:52:24 AM »

Hrm, I hadn't thought of that.

The part of me that still thinks I'm a skinny teenager really wants to find a place that teaches capoiera, but when I was in rehab for my knee there was a guy there who was in college (young kid, not old fat guy) who had screwed up his knee doing that, so probably not the best idea for me. smile
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« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2008, 12:38:20 PM »

-1 to 198.  Wasn't as streamlined a week as I had hoped.  Any progress is progress though.

I guess.  icon_cry
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« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2008, 02:57:23 AM »

I weighed in at 255 today, so I am down a total of 12 pounds since starting.  My mom and stepdad have a bowflex so I have started working out on that 3 days a week.
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« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2008, 04:29:00 PM »

Getting an error on the weight tracking site:

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Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly 'WebChart' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

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Source File: none    Line: 0

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'WebChart' could not be loaded.

WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
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« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2008, 04:33:13 PM »

It's working for me.  What browser are you using?  I don't think it worked in Firefox for me.
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« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2008, 04:36:54 PM »

Tried both... it only happens when I click on "My Weights"
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« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2008, 05:06:32 PM »

Quote from: Laner on January 22, 2008, 04:36:54 PM

Tried both... it only happens when I click on "My Weights"

Ah ok, yeah I'm getting the same error.
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« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2008, 05:11:00 PM »

Quote from: Laner on January 22, 2008, 04:29:00 PM

Getting an error on the weight tracking site:

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Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly 'WebChart' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

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« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2008, 09:24:58 PM »

Whoops!

Should be fixed now...sorry! smile
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« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2008, 09:35:57 PM »

Quote from: SpicyJ on January 22, 2008, 09:24:58 PM

Whoops!

Should be fixed now...sorry! smile


Thanks for setting that up for us, by the way.  I wish more participants used it: It's nice to see everyone at one glance.

I told myself I'd finally get an exercise in tonight...but I'm itching to dig into the new Advance Wars.  I really need a stationary bike or something so I can work up a sweat while gaming.  If someone was smart they'd design a gaming system that goes into standby mode if you stop pedalling fast enough.
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« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2008, 03:14:59 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on January 22, 2008, 09:35:57 PM

Quote from: SpicyJ on January 22, 2008, 09:24:58 PM

Whoops!

Should be fixed now...sorry! smile


Thanks for setting that up for us, by the way.  I wish more participants used it: It's nice to see everyone at one glance.

I told myself I'd finally get an exercise in tonight...but I'm itching to dig into the new Advance Wars.  I really need a stationary bike or something so I can work up a sweat while gaming.  If someone was smart they'd design a gaming system that goes into standby mode if you stop pedalling fast enough.

They do have those racing games that are hooked up to a bike where basically the faster you pedal the faster you go. 
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« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2008, 12:44:30 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 23, 2008, 03:14:59 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 22, 2008, 09:35:57 PM

Quote from: SpicyJ on January 22, 2008, 09:24:58 PM

Whoops!

Should be fixed now...sorry! smile


Thanks for setting that up for us, by the way.  I wish more participants used it: It's nice to see everyone at one glance.

I told myself I'd finally get an exercise in tonight...but I'm itching to dig into the new Advance Wars.  I really need a stationary bike or something so I can work up a sweat while gaming.  If someone was smart they'd design a gaming system that goes into standby mode if you stop pedalling fast enough.

They do have those racing games that are hooked up to a bike where basically the faster you pedal the faster you go. 

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« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2008, 01:14:32 PM »

Took a sneak peak this morning and it looks like this will be my biggest weight loss week to date.

However, I do have home made Chicken Pot Pie night to get through tonight and my daughter's Birthday party on Saturday to get through...
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« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2008, 01:25:13 PM »

Well, thus far this week I'm on track - last week and this week thus far I hit class 5 days for at least an hour and a half.  I've also tried to put an apple between meals to ensure my metabolism continues to move as much as possible.  I've also managed to dodge the Friday donut nonsense as well as any other treats.  I'm really tryin here...
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« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2008, 02:20:30 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 24, 2008, 01:25:13 PM

Well, thus far this week I'm on track - last week and this week thus far I hit class 5 days for at least an hour and a half.  I've also tried to put an apple between meals to ensure my metabolism continues to move as much as possible.  I've also managed to dodge the Friday donut nonsense as well as any other treats.  I'm really tryin here...

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« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2008, 03:43:56 PM »

Speaking of cookies, our HR lady was actually baking chocolate-chip cookies in the office yesterday and it made the whole building smell good all day.  It was sooo hard to pass those up, but I did. 

My hard part isn't the week, where I'm at work for 10+ hours a day and eating normally, but on the weekends I tend to just eat crap all day long if I'm at home and that tanks me hard.  Pizza, chips, chocolate, whatever.  When I'm bored I easily fall victim to cravings.  I think I need to work 7 days a week or something.
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« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2008, 01:30:25 PM »

Not 1 blasted lb. this week. Which makes no sense as I've increased my mileage and decreased my intake.

Hopefully it comes together next week.  retard
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« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2008, 05:13:49 PM »

Depression and living alone has, yet again, ruined any work I've put into losing weight.  I need to stop with the combat food.
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« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2008, 05:21:59 PM »

Didn't do good at all, we just moved to an apartment, and we've been eating a lot of junk food during the week.  I gained 2.20 pounds this week frown
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« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2008, 05:28:15 PM »

Lost 1.9 for a total of around 7 this month.  Not all that awesome, but if I keep this up month to month I'll be good to go in July   icon_cool
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« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2008, 06:02:47 PM »

No real weight loss (but no real gain either) but I ran 8.1 miles yesterday!  My previous longest distance was 6 miles.

Half-marathon (13 miles) in mid-April!
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« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2008, 12:58:39 PM »

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No real weight loss (but no real gain either) but I ran 8.1 miles yesterday!  My previous longest distance was 6 miles.

Half-marathon (13 miles) in mid-April!

Great job!  What was your time for that distance?
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« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2008, 11:31:11 PM »

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No real weight loss (but no real gain either) but I ran 8.1 miles yesterday!  My previous longest distance was 6 miles.

Half-marathon (13 miles) in mid-April!

Great job!  What was your time for that distance?

Well I'm with a running group and we're all training for this half-marathon.  It was pretty slow but I'm not sure exactly how long.  Over 1:30 I think.  They try to keep us to a 10 minute mile pace but we don't always stay there.
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« Reply #65 on: January 29, 2008, 01:59:42 PM »

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« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2008, 06:21:46 AM »

Anyone know of a good stopwatch/timer?  I'm going by a pretty specific running plan from coolrunning.com and I need a timer that will automatically switch between different amounts of time before beeping.  Something like 3 minutes, 1 minute, then 3 minutes again, etc...  When I run, I still need to stay focused on the running since it's still a struggle, having to check when part of my run is up throws me off.
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« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2008, 12:33:50 PM »

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Anyone know of a good stopwatch/timer?  I'm going by a pretty specific running plan from coolrunning.com and I need a timer that will automatically switch between different amounts of time before beeping.  Something like 3 minutes, 1 minute, then 3 minutes again, etc...  When I run, I still need to stay focused on the running since it's still a struggle, having to check when part of my run is up throws me off.

No clue here.  I just used a regular wristwatch and just checked it frequently when I started out.  I started with walking 4 minutes and running 1 minute and worked my way up from there.
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« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2008, 12:38:17 PM »

I'm now down 16lbs. Lets see if I can tackle the other 80. Tongue
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« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2008, 01:33:20 PM »

*sigh*  I'm not sure what to make of this.  Sure, I was sick and missed two days of class (out of four) but somehow I gained 1.8 lbs?  The only thing I can think of is that we did a lot of strength training on those days and I somehow picked up a bit more muscle mass.  Either way, I'm not happy.  frown
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« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2008, 01:52:38 PM »

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Anyone know of a good stopwatch/timer?  I'm going by a pretty specific running plan from coolrunning.com and I need a timer that will automatically switch between different amounts of time before beeping.  Something like 3 minutes, 1 minute, then 3 minutes again, etc...  When I run, I still need to stay focused on the running since it's still a struggle, having to check when part of my run is up throws me off.
When I did Couch to 5k I just used a plain jane cheapo stopwatch.  I don't know if you're resetting your stopwatch each time you hit the segment time, but I just started at the beginning left it running the whole time.  I just knew that at 1:00 it was time to walk, 4:00 it was time to run, 5:00 I could walk again, etc.  Different strokes, I know, but when I did it it actually helped encourage me to have to keep looking at my time.  It helped let me have an end in sight to my run segments.

Another thing you might want to try is to go by distance rather than speed.  Use the satellite view and route plotter in Google Earth or mapmyrun.com and plot out your running course.  You can figure out that the 2nd tree after X street is where you can walk, or that the blue house after the bend is where it's time to run again.  That way you don't have to look at your watch at all, plus you have visible goals to try and make it to.
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« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2008, 04:37:13 PM »

I could have sworn I signed up for this.
Any way as part of the challenge I have joined a Kickboxing\Karate class for adults, I am 2 weeks in now and it is alot more physically challenging than I remember as a kid. Anyway the work out and "conditioning" have been pushing me beyond my limits, if I was to do this at home (workout) I would never get as much as Iam being pushed in that class. I will Weigh in this weekend to see If I lost anything

Starting weight 250lbs Hight 6'1" Solid with a bit of a belly
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« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2008, 05:19:19 PM »

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I could have sworn I signed up for this.
Any way as part of the challenge I have joined a Kickboxing\Karate class for adults, I am 2 weeks in now and it is alot more physically challenging than I remember as a kid. Anyway the work out and "conditioning" have been pushing me beyond my limits, if I was to do this at home (workout) I would never get as much as Iam being pushed in that class. I will Weigh in this weekend to see If I lost anything

Starting weight 250lbs Hight 6'1" Solid with a bit of a belly
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« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2008, 05:58:59 PM »

If I don't lose weight this week, I'm finding Ken and kicking him in the eyes.
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« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2008, 04:10:43 PM »

Well, Ken avoids battery to his ocular circuitry as I've lost 2 lbs.

Two stinking lbs.  For the whole month of january I lost 5 lbs.  PA-THET-IC.

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« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2008, 04:23:54 PM »

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« Reply #76 on: February 08, 2008, 12:48:47 PM »

I managed to knock down 3.8 pounds this week.  Good to see the number going in the right direction. 
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« Reply #77 on: February 08, 2008, 12:49:38 PM »

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I managed to knock down 3.8 pounds this week.  Good to see the number going in the right direction. 

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« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2008, 02:26:32 PM »

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I managed to knock down 3.8 pounds this week.  Good to see the number going in the right direction. 

Only numbers from Sunday count!  slywink

Heh, I do the Friday to Friday thing.  Works best with my schedule.
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« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2008, 02:33:25 PM »

February 10. 193.8.  New scale that measures 1/10ths in the house.  Now I can obsess even more.  Don't know what the difference is, but I'm happy with a 2 lb loss.

So 7 lbs +/- in  5.5 weeks.   Not great, but I've lost 2lbs each of the last two weeks so hopefully things are starting to click.

If I keep the 2 lb per week pace up , I'll be 3lbs behind goal which is to have lost 15 by March 5 which is tolerable, I guess.

It's going much slower than I had anticipated. Thats for sure.
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