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Post by trishb on Sun May 11, 2014 9:54 am

I have been on a hiatus for quite some time.  
Just getting back to the gym after about a year.    

I have not gained too much weight, but I sure have lost alot of muscle....and gained alot more fat.    

3 month goal:  
Lose 7% body fat  
( i know I'll drop a few pounds doing this, but weight loss is not my goal)

Obstacles:
Heart - Still with exercise induced tachycardia, so got to keep an eye on the rate
Back - Broken backs never heal well.    The break has left me with a slight curve both to the left and forward.    And increased the rest of my spine to potential trauma.  
So I have to change my old weight lifting routine alot.    
I have no intention of letting any obstacles get in my way of my goal!!

I'll keep a weekly log here...so I can hopefully see progress in writing.

5-11-14
Weight:   128.2 lbs
Body Fat: 26.04%   (ugh)


This week's goal is to drop 0.5% BF thru exercise and improved diet.

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Post by Rachel August on Sun May 11, 2014 11:53 am

Great to hear from you Trish!!!! Been thinking about you and so glad to read this post - you've got the right spirit!!!


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Post by kodi30 on Sun May 11, 2014 12:24 pm

Good for you ready to fight the battle again. Just be cautious as you start with the weights. I basically quit using weights and do TRX workouts at the gym with a trainer. They are your body mass against straps and a mixture of squats, lunges and other things I never did before. They have done more for my body than weights ever had. Might want to check into it.
Setting your goals help, just the same as we all do for running races. Posting them here helps keep them honest. Good luck

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Post by trishb on Sun May 11, 2014 12:50 pm

Thanks Rachel! I am glad to be back onboard.

Thanks Mel. I just checked out TRX. I don't have this kind of set up at the small gym near my home.
I saw where you can buy the straps for home use, but I am not sure where I would suspend them from? I don't have a basement or any exposed rafters. Looking at the pictures, it looks like you do need something overhead, rather than just using a door.
What do you think?


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Post by Dave Tuttle on Sun May 11, 2014 4:35 pm

trishb wrote:I have been on a hiatus for quite some time.  
Just getting back to the gym after about a year.    

I have not gained too much weight, but I sure have lost alot of muscle....and gained alot more fat.    

3 month goal:  
Lose 7% body fat  
( i know I'll drop a few pounds doing this, but weight loss is not my goal)

Obstacles:
Heart - Still with exercise induced tachycardia, so got to keep an eye on the rate
Back - Broken backs never heal well.    The break has left me with a slight curve both to the left and forward.    And increased the rest of my spine to potential trauma.  
So I have to change my old weight lifting routine alot.    
I have no intention of letting any obstacles get in my way of my goal!!

I'll keep a weekly log here...so I can hopefully see progress in writing.

5-11-14
Weight:   128.2 lbs
Body Fat: 26.04%   (ugh)


This week's goal is to drop 0.5% BF thru exercise and improved diet.

Hey Trish, it's great to see you're getting back into it. Even with everything you've had to deal with the past few years you're still that tough fighter we've always known... And you didn't even mention the problems from the pacer leads imbedding themselves.

I'm looking forward to following your progress and I know you'll inspire the rest of us in the process too.

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Post by twal on Sun May 11, 2014 4:58 pm

Great to hear from you again. Take it easy at first and enjoy.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 11, 2014 7:41 pm

Hi Trish, good to see you hanging out in HEART.  You are a great example of a fighter for all of us to emulate so blog away.  

I have to confess, I still love cookies though and they get me in trouble all of the time.  Looking forward to your posts.   Very Happy

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Post by marathonman60 on Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 pm

Trish walking is good!!!
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Post by echoguy on Mon May 12, 2014 6:14 am

Great to hear from you Trish!!
btw. What do you use to measure body fat % ?

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Re: Trish-Losing the blubber

Post by trishb on Mon May 12, 2014 8:44 am

Thanks Dave, Louise, Tom, and Brian!

Brian, I have digigal calipers, but have not bothered with those since my "competing" days.
Since I am mostly just looking for steady progress, and not so concerned if the numbers are off a percent or two, I go with an easier method.

Now I just use an older Tanita bodyfat scale which has come fairly close for me.
The Eatsmart Precision Getfit scale is getting some rave reviews, so that may be on my to-buy list soon.

You can also use many of the online calculators to measure if you just want a rough idea.

Louise....put down the cookie!!! Laughing 

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Post by marathonman60 on Mon May 12, 2014 9:51 am

I carry some fat in case of famine!
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Post by kodi30 on Mon May 12, 2014 10:49 am

Trish they straps aren't really overhang, the ones at t he gym are attached to a row of brackets well bolted to the wall probably about 10 feet above the floor. Hooking them to a door or regular wall probably wouldn't last long. They are really expensive to buy too. Good luck with your training.

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Post by trishb on Sun May 18, 2014 8:10 am

I was hoping after a week, I would have shed all the fat and had a lean, muscular body again.  
Maybe I should not believe everything I read on the internet.    Laughing 

The process is going to be slow.   But that is fine, as long as I see progress.  

I did good with weights and cardio this week.  
But the diet was awful.    Too many social activities going on this time of year, which always include lots of appetizers and desserts.  

I should have know that Gary's diet plan was not going to work for me.    No   


Starting: 5-11-14  
Weight:   128.2 lbs
Body Fat: 26.04%   (ugh)

Week one:   5-18-14
Weight:  127.8
Body Fat: 25.78%  (still ugh)

Goal next week:
Lose 0.5% Body Fat
Zero junk food

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Post by Dave Tuttle on Sun May 18, 2014 4:43 pm

You're going down not up Trish and that is progress! And you know it takes a few weeks to see results... If anyone can do it, it's you Trish, I've seen what you can do!

I've been knuckling down too and really would like to drop 10 more pounds so if you want to do some sort of challenge, I'm game... After several half baked attempts I finally got serious and dropped 9 pounds but they're getting tougher to shed now.

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Post by trishb on Mon May 19, 2014 6:04 am

Wow...Dave, you did great knocking off 9 pounds!

Sure, we can do the challenge.
How about I start Summer Challenge thread on June 1st.
(3 months)
I'll get it posted next week so we can get a few others involved. Maybe even have a prize.

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Post by Dave Tuttle on Mon May 19, 2014 5:26 pm

trishb wrote:Wow...Dave, you did great knocking off 9 pounds!

Sure, we can do the challenge.
How about I start Summer Challenge thread on June 1st.
(3 months)
I'll get it posted next week so we can get a few others involved.    Maybe even have a prize.

Sounds good Trish and June 1st lets me get through Memorial Day weekend without having to account for the indulgences that I know are going to happen... It's a big 3 day party weekend with Diane's family.

The 9 pounds was over a couple of months and I want to keep it off plus I do want drop more but there's no doubt in my mind that you're going to mop the floor with me in this challenge

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Post by DonSoule on Tue May 20, 2014 4:57 pm

I'll join the June 1 challenge, I was doing well until I had a hamstring problem a couple of months ago and then I gained too much but I'm still down from where I was a year ago.

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Post by trishb on Tue May 20, 2014 5:18 pm

Great....I figured you would, Don.  Smile 
You are the King of challenges!

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Post by kodi30 on Wed May 21, 2014 10:50 am

My challenge will be to at least stay where I am. I bounce between 160-162. Like to lose some but since I'm not running right now it's hard to even think about losing.

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Post by Dave Tuttle on Wed May 21, 2014 7:21 pm

I'm glad you're in too Don... Sort of.

So now I'm in a weight loss competition with the two people who have always mopped the floor with me. Well we're just gonna have to change that!

Mel, why aren't you running now? I hope you're OK

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Post by kodi30 on Thu May 22, 2014 10:36 am

Dave sent you a PM. Smile

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Post by Gary E on Sat May 24, 2014 3:57 pm

I definitely need this kind of motivation to shed the spare tire that I've been carrying around since my hormone therapy ended. Count me in for the weight-loss challenge
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Post by trishb on Sun May 25, 2014 6:16 am

Workouts are going well.    Eating is still an issue.   Not sure why I cannot stick with good food choices.  
Will do better this week.

Starting: 5-11-14  
Weight:   128.2 lbs
Body Fat: 26.04%   (ugh)

Week Two:   5-25-14
Weight:  127.0 - down 1.2 lbs
Body Fat: 25.24% - down 0.8%


Goal next week:
Lose 0.5% Body Fat  -

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Post by russwyd on Thu May 29, 2014 4:22 am

Good to hear the news Trish and good luck with the programme.

Maybe I can join you guys? I've lost a few pounds over the past few months, as I stepped up the mileage in training for my long races this year. Don't often weigh myself, but at last count I was around 178lb, down from around 185 last year - I'm just over 6' 1" and muscle mass seems to account for a lot of the weight, though I don't measure body fat (don't know how!).

Race report/disaster report coming soon from last weekend BTW, hang on to your hats - just off to hospital for a bit of an emergency PM check just to be sure, but don't panic all is fine.

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Post by trishb on Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:43 am

Hey Cutie!!    Smile 
Thanks for stopping by and giving me some encouragement on my little personal quest.

I have not read your race report yet, but I'll be the judge if I am going to panic or not.  
No matter what, I will be nagging you for sure!!  Rolling Eyes 

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