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May 15, 2012 8:22 AM
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Hey everyone I am 47 will be 48 on June 7 and I consider myself pretty cool!!! LOL! I have reached My "goal weight " around October 2011 doing Jillian 30 day shred,Ripped in 30and running and riding the stationary bike. But the scale lies!! I have been strength training for about 5 months now, I am down one pants size to a size 2 but gained 3lbs!! Very happy with my lifting progress! My one year anniversary coming up in 13 days! I want to live a life that is quality filled!!
May 15, 2012 8:27 AM
Rock on fellow cool kid!

My clock ticks 47 this coming July.

I am a few lbs off my original "wish list" weight and I am in the process of starting some more "serious" weight/strength training.

As far as I am concerned, 47 is the new 20!!

Right now I can run circles around my two 20+ year old children. And, I am in the best shape of my life.
May 15, 2012 8:29 AM
That's great jaeone! Congrats on reaching your goal weight. The scale can be deceptive, if you have a salty meal, the water weight packs on. I know when I have pizza, I'm 3-5 lbs heavier the next day. I'm 53 yo and am finally getting serious about my weight. I've lost about 17 lbs (some before MFP) and have about 79 more to go. At first the scale didn't move much for me, but I did drop a pants size. Then the scale went down. I'm at a standstill now with the weight but I'm not discouraged. This weight will come off. Keep up the great work jaeone!!
May 15, 2012 8:30 AM
flowerforyou I'm 50 and my kids assure me that I am still cool...for a mom. I love my family and have lost 70 lbs since August of 2010. 3 more pounds to go. Friend me if you like, I'm always looking for new friends flowerforyou
May 15, 2012 8:34 AM
Hi! Thanks for the info! I'm also 40...turning 41 in June. Almost half way to my goal weight and JUST ordered Jililan so I'm excited to try it. I had really hit a low point and haven't moved anywhere this last month. Hoping that his will kick start things to get moving again. Congratulations on hitting your goal and being a size 2! Wow, that will never happen to me, but I can dream of the single digits at least :)
May 15, 2012 8:51 AM
Hello all! I too I'm a cool Mom and Grandma! Need to lose my last 40, hope I can get your support
May 15, 2012 12:39 PM
just book-marking....carry on...
May 16, 2012 3:03 PM
Hello FAB 40's+!!

Today I did my first B work-out in Stage 5 of NROL4W. With only 4 reps per set, it just feels like DREAM-LAND. I like it very much!!
May 16, 2012 6:30 PM
Just checking in! Been out walking and playing with the kids everyday. Walked to and from work everyday. Still jogging every other day. If only I could get my eating under control. Oh and I'm sure that all my wine isn't helping my waist line at all. It's our long weekend coming up. (Victoria DAy) Looking forward to some bbqs, wine and fireworks. Might have to step up the jogging this weekend! Happy Wednesday!!
May 16, 2012 6:48 PM
May 16, 2012 6:54 PM
Yes, I'm the cool "old" mom here....didn't want to be the fat, old, cool here I am!!! drinker 41 next month and getting better every year!bigsmile
May 16, 2012 6:54 PM
May 16, 2012 6:56 PM
We are practically twins :)
May 16, 2012 7:22 PM
I'm 45 and am loving my 40's!! Best decade by far!! Life is great!!
May 16, 2012 7:28 PM
Cleared the 40yo hurdle last November... and my son assures me, I am far from cool... but would a non-cool dad plan and set up a picture like
<------- This?

I think not!
May 17, 2012 8:20 AM
Come on, we are ALL VERY COOL!!

No work-out today because I have a luncheon - salad only! And then I've got my hair appointment after work....getting rid of those greys takes precedence over ALL other things!

What are you gonna do today??
May 17, 2012 2:07 PM
Hi everyone!!! Sorry I have been away but preping our house for a 90 day stay of Mom......What ever the vision that went through your head is probably correct. I gained back most of the weight I had lost but I didnt quit just changed a few especially. When I got down so low I got toooo comfortable. Soo back to the grind. :)
May 18, 2012 1:00 PM
You only need start with one day, LadyPersia - so welcome back!!

I hit the gym today and lifted heavy. But, in fact, I had to go DOWN in some of my weights, to keep my form solid. Makes me feel CRAPPY when I have a work-out like that. Yes, they happen. Yes, logically I understand the nature of progression is not a straight-line graph. Still, it bugs the CRAP outta me!

Anyway, I'm starting an "end-of-month" challenge....from Sunday until end of May, NO CHEATS. None. You know what I'm talking, don't do it!!

Join me - we can do it!! NO CHEATS until end of May (starting Sunday - so get your kicks in QUICK!)
May 19, 2012 8:54 PM
I finally found you! Only took me 5 days. tongue

Am taking another stained glass workshop this weekend. Its a long wknd in Canada and DH is away working, so....
Helps keep me busy and out of trouble.

Went for my run afterward and I was struggling so bad. Cursing myself for doing leg work yesterday, because today they felt like lead. I was running on a dirt road near my house. It's 5 miles long, and I run out and back. Lots of hills. On the way back, a big ol black bear crossed the road in front of me....slowly. noway I was scared stupid! Thank goodness there was a wind, and I was downwind, so I just stopped and stood still. He didn't see or smell me, and I wasn't that far away! Anyway, I ran like heck after that. Got a negative split by about 4 minutes! laugh Funny, how I didn't feel the soreness in my legs after that. Am feeling some stiffness now tho, despite wading into Lake Serior for my "ice bath".
Guess I'll take a different route tomorrow.

Hope,you all had a good Saturday! flowerforyou
May 21, 2012 8:04 PM
Hello....where is everyone?
May 22, 2012 7:41 AM
A B-E-A-R??!! That is friggin' frightening!

I worked out every day over the long weekend. Yay! But, I also ate MORE junk than I had (ever) planned. Boo.

I've got 9 days to finish off this month strong. So, my plan is to get in my exercise, and NO CHEATS on my diet plan.

It is raining buckets here, today....too grey....makes me VERY GRUMPY.
May 22, 2012 10:23 AM
hey Beeps! I was wondering what happened to everyone!

Yes, a bear, and it was friggin scary!

I only ran on Saturday - did nothing on Sunday, was tuckered out after my long day of stained glass and then cleaned house (windows, floors, oven, etc) on Monday. I wanted to get my flower beds done, but I ended up sitting down when my son and granddaughter came to visit, and then was toast, should never have stopped. grumble
But, I just love when they come to visit. My granddaughter is getting so big and fun to be around. She claps when she sees me now. laugh Love that!

So - gotta run today!!!
Stepped on the scale and am the heaviest I have been in over a year, sad I really, really need to get this snaking under control!!!
May 22, 2012 10:24 AM
snacking....not snaking. tongue
May 22, 2012 12:40 PM
I hear ya, sdereski....and, summertime is the WORST for mindless snacking (for me).

But, I *promised* myself I'd be down 10 - 12 lbs by the end of 2012. For May, it actually means I should be down 5 lbs to be "on schedule" - i.e. I'm aiming to lose 1 lb. per month.

I don't think I'll be down 5 lbs by the end of May - maybe 3. In any event, I'll really have to pound out some cardio over the summer to get to 8 lbs by the end of August (which is where I should be).

May 23, 2012 11:41 AM
Had a GREAT work-out today....used up the 2nd free session a friend gave me with her personal trainer. My last free session. So, of course, he worked me out SUPER-DUPER and now I want to CONTINUE with him. But, I'm not buying another gym membership....I have a gym membership....

So, he is checking into whether or not I can just buy PT time (I doubt it).

I would really like to meet him once-per-week, do NROL4W 2 x per week, and do some outdoor cardio 3 x per week - that would make for a GREAT SUMMER RECIPE, I figure.

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