Joined February 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
155.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.2 lb

Current Weight
152.8 lb
Performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
132.0 lb
Still to go: 20.8 lb
I work at a Rehab hospital therapy pool. I have a massage license and a Personal Fitness trainer Certification. All this does not mean that I dont have "Junk in the Trunk".

I have a very slow metabolism and I have to work at keeping it up now that I am going thru menopause.

My muscles are in great shape, it is just the stuff on top that I have to get rid of.

I also am weak in the will power department when it come to all sorts of goodies. Pretzles, cookies, icecream, baked goods....ummmmm, yummy! Help!!!!!

I am shifting my minds set to the fact that I want to get the "junk out of the trunk" more than I want the goodies. (Goodies are for rewards every once in a while, not for weekly comsumption!)

I am using Michael Thurman's 6 Week Body Makeover as it is based on everything that I learned in my fitness training program. Use it and it WILL work.

So here I go!!!!!

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Waterspirit54's Latest Member Challenges

  Walk or Run 14 Miles Per Week For 6 Weeks!
status: Completed
ended: 24 Jan 11
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  Burn Fat Feed Muscle
status: Completed
ended: 09 Apr 10
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Waterspirit54's Cookbook

cals: 444kcal | fat: 41.37g | carbs: 18.93g | prot: 4.35g
An Arabic salad dish also known as tabouleh or tabouli, that's often used as part of a mezze.
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Waterspirit54's Latest Posts

what do you eat after a workout?
Studies show that 8 oz. of lowfat chocolate milk after a hard work out is the perfect ratio for carbs to protein. (3 carbs to 1 protein) HOWEVER, it MUST be consumed within the first 20 min following your work out.

Great way to enjoy guilt free your chocolate milk!
posted 02 Mar 2010, 12:18
Treadmill Workouts?
The fat-buring cycle in your body is called the Kreb's Cycle. In order to get to this place you have to walk at 55-70% of your MAX Heart Rate (HR) (to find 70% of your MAX HR you subtract your age from 220. this is your MAX HR. Divide this by 10 and multiply by 7 for your target HR)

If you go over this HR you are not burning fat. You have to walk for a minimum of 35 min in this target HR zone and the more time you go over that, the more fat you burn.

I use this time to focus on my breathing and my posture. I practice walking tall and not bouncing while I walk.I also use this time to visualize what I see my body looking like with the fat gone and the muscle toned. All these things keep me engaged. I feel so much better when I am done!
posted 01 Mar 2010, 23:15
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09 March 2010

Just missing 1 liter of water yesterday keep the oz from coming off...

01 March 2010

so my first day is down. A few foods got eaten in an order that I had not planned on, but all in all I am not feeling hungry....this is a good thing.

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