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    Thread created on 16:10:05 - 05/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    So I've been working on losing weight for a little over a year now minus a few months of stomach issues and a torn rotator cuff. 
    How do you keep your self encouraged?
    I'm extremely visual and need to see results otherwise I start to become a little annoyed with myself that nothing seems to be changing. I've started running (which is hard due to extremely wonderful shin splints) and I'm in roller derby. So in total I work out a good 7 hours a week, 10-13 on bout weeks depending on double/triple headers. I know muscle does weigh more than fat and that if I gain weight I shouldn't be too discouraged about it because of that and the weight fluctuations during the day of 5 pounds. I'm on weight watchers, and I rarely and I mean RARELY go over my daily limit of points.
    So... just some tips, how the hell do you keep your head up and try to focus on the end game?
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    Posted on 02:02:20 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    Posted on 02:14:03 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    Well... that adds some perspective! LOL
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    Posted on 02:47:52 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    WindDancer [424299]

    So I've been working on losing weight for a little over a year now minus a few months of stomach issues and a torn rotator cuff.
    How do you keep your self encouraged?
    I'm extremely visual and need to see results otherwise I start to become a little annoyed with myself that nothing seems to be changing. I've started running (which is hard due to extremely wonderful shin splints) and I'm in roller derby. So in total I work out a good 7 hours a week, 10-13 on bout weeks depending on double/triple headers. I know muscle does weigh more than fat and that if I gain weight I shouldn't be too discouraged about it because of that and the weight fluctuations during the day of 5 pounds. I'm on weight watchers, and I rarely and I mean RARELY go over my daily limit of points.
    So... just some tips, how the hell do you keep your head up and try to focus on the end game?
    Actually I want to try some of my smaller clothes *smiles* other reason is I want to stay busy even at holidays.





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    Do you had a partner/ co-worker/ friends to accompany you doing all that things?
    I do and I love it.


    Did you take a body/ belly picture at the start of each week?
    I do.
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    Posted on 03:05:15 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    I'm actually a part of the local roller derby team, and a lot of us started up a private group on facebook for couch 2 5k check ins. I have had a lot of photos taken of me over the last year with being involved in derby so the before/after have already been covered consistantly, and not by my doing LOL 
    I've noticed my calves have gotten small lately too. I took a picture back when I had all three leg tats done, and so I used that photo as a compare/contrast to a more recent calf photo:
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    Posted on 03:20:29 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    WindDancer [424299]

    I'm actually a part of the local roller derby team, and a lot of us started up a private group on facebook for couch 2 5k check ins. I have had a lot of photos taken of me over the last year with being involved in derby so the before/after have already been covered consistantly, and not by my doing LOL
    I've noticed my calves have gotten small lately too. I took a picture back when I had all three leg tats done, and so I used that photo as a compare/contrast to a more recent calf photo:
    *smiles*
    Nice... I love the book tattoo
    The book is getting smaller

    Why the first picture is zoom in and the second is zoom out?
    Ugh....
    I hate training my legs.. I can't stand up properly after the session.
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    Posted on 03:28:46 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    We might have not been exactly sober for either photo so when I told him to take it exactly like the other one...well I think it was as close as we might have gotten LOL And thank you, the book was a little more painful than I expected, but the artist used silver flakes and I'm allergic to silver (go figure). I need to have it touched up, but it still just looks brand new :D
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    Posted on 03:37:41 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    WindDancer [424299]

    We might have not been exactly sober for either photo so when I told him to take it exactly like the other one...well I think it was as close as we might have gotten LOL And thank you, the book was a little more painful than I expected, but the artist used silver flakes and I'm allergic to silver (go figure). I need to have it touched up, but it still just looks brand new :D
    Hahahahahahahaha..
    Hope for the best for the tattoo..

    Maybe that because you watch twilight to much?
    *smiles*.... Just kidding.. Hahahaha










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    Local derby.... I envy you
    Are you not shy performing in front of so many peoples?
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    Posted on 03:46:16 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    WindDancer [424299]

    We might have not been exactly sober for either photo so when I told him to take it exactly like the other one...well I think it was as close as we might have gotten LOL And thank you, the book was a little more painful than I expected, but the artist used silver flakes and I'm allergic to silver (go figure). I need to have it touched up, but it still just looks brand new :D

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    Hahahahahahahaha..
    Hope for the best for the tattoo..

    Maybe that because you watch twilight to much?
    *smiles*.... Just kidding.. Hahahaha










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    Local derby.... I envy you
    Are you not shy performing in front of so many peoples?
    Well thank you, and I can tell you, it would be more or less because I read Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series too much more so than Twilight ;) LOL

    It can be nerve wracking...but really once i lace up the skates it's like nothing can phase me. You should look into it, it's so much fun. If your area doesn't have a league, look into starting one ;)
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    Posted on 04:20:18 - 06/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    How to stay encouraged, just always remember your end goal and focus i guess, simple advice I know lol but everytime things get tough its what I do. Good luck :)

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    Posted on 00:41:23 - 16/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    Update:
    So I am now on the downhill with weight (I think)... i don't feel any different.
    Running still sucks. I have shin splints so running is really hard. I've increased distances so there is that at least :D
    Boom shakalaka!
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    Posted on 21:10:39 - 18/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    WindDancer [424299]

    Update:
    So I am now on the downhill with weight (I think)... i don't feel any different.
    Running still sucks. I have shin splints so running is really hard. I've increased distances so there is that at least :D
    Boom shakalaka!
    Just an idea to help with the shin splints until they clear up a bit, switch up your running for cycling or cross trainer work as they are low impact on the legs so will help to allow the shin splints to recover. Even the rower might be a tad better, but you will still get some decent cardio in that way. Might do some good to mix it up anyway.
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    Posted on 05:25:11 - 22/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    It can be easy to give up if you only focus on the long term goal. Set some short term and long term goals too. 

    Pity about the shin splints. I've been running for years. Only major injury I had was a triple stress fracture in my foot from overtraining :s

    Mix up your training as mentioned above with some cross training i.e. Cycling / swimming / rowing.

    Good luck with your goals
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    Posted on 02:57:17 - 28/05/15 (6 years ago)
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    I have short goals too, it's just sometimes those short goals seem just as far lol. Right now i'm just focusing on toning up. I still weigh myself, and I've learned to really look at it as "okay, I haven't lost weight this week, but you know what? I didn't gain either" and I'm able to step off the scale with a lot more confidence. 

    I mix it up actually now. I skate anywhere (as mentioned) 4-10 hours a week, and I'll bike. The pool season is finally on us (damn you South Dakota) so I'll be able to start swimming again. I've gotten better (somewhat) with my shin splints. I bought shin ice packs that fit really well around my shin so I can properly ice them after a run, and I take aspirin after every run now too. I ran last night and have little to no pain today, when last week it was pain for four days straight. So that's a plus.

    And thanks :)
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