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8/10/13 8:56 A

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The rain continues to fall in our area!!!!

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8/9/13 9:18 P

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We have not received any rain and really need it up north.

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Still raining here, just a little.

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It was raining this morning when I walked, but just slightly. Only lasted about 5 minutes so not too bad. The weather radar looks ominous; we're in for more rain and we really don't need it.

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haha good way to multi-task emoticon

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I finally got to go out and walk today. We've had so much rain that I haven't been able to get my walk in unless I want to take a shower at the same time! I've never seen an August with as much rain as this one, and I've lived in SW MO for 29 years, Usually August is an entity unto itself with hot, hot, hot, dry weather. Right now the grass looks like it does in early spring. I like having some rain, but enough is enough!

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8/6/13 11:08 A

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Your welcome. And BTW Curves usually takes Silver Sneakers also. That don't always have the symbol on the door so always ask any gym if they take it.

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8/6/13 10:56 A

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Thanks red devil April that helps a lot

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8/6/13 10:02 A

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Thanks for the information!!!!

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Good Morning

Regarding working out, when we work out, our muscles hold onto water while it repairs, which shows up as weight gain on the scale. It can take a few days for that to level out.

Muscle doesnt actually weigh more - A pound is a pound. But it is more dense, therefore it takes up less space and that is usually what most ppl mean. This picture might help show what is happening if you are building muscle.

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I have read both that you can not lose fat and gain muscle at the same time since to lose fat you need a calorie deficit and to gain muscle you need a calorie surplus, and I have also read that you can though it is difficult. So I don't know scientifically, you can find studies to support just about anything, but IMO I think that over the course of time, you can do both. I think that using weight training along with calorie cycling might help accomplish that. I think you would increase lean muscle mass whereas if you restricted calories alone, you would lose more muscle along with fat.

I also think it looks like I gained muscle when the fat leaves and I can finally see some muscle :)

Anyways, may very well be that your lean body mass - muscle, bone, blood volume - could be increasing while body fat is decreasing. emoticon And like April said, make sure to take other measurements other than the scale. Weight fluctuates so much from day to day for so many different reasons.

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8/6/13 1:49 A

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If you have silver sneakers you can just show them your card and they will sign you up under it. Sometimes they restrict in some gyms what all equipment you can use.

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8/5/13 12:11 P

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How does silver sneakers pay for your membership? I would love to go back to the community center but paying for it is hard to do.

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It is possible that you are not eating enough to refuel and replenish your nutrients so your body is holding onto what is has. Like your brain is going into starvation mode. It is also possible that when you work out more, you are adding muscle, which weighs more than fat so while you are losing fat you are gaining pounds with the muscle. Don't just use weight as a measurement. Make sure you are doing your measurements monthly so you can see the inches you are losing also. My weight held steady for 4 months, but I dropped 2 sizes. I was gaining a lot of muscle so while I wanted to see the scale drop I liked the fact even better that I was losing inches.

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Although July was not a great month for me, I am determined to make August the best! I want to get my mind, body, and soul centered this month. Side note: Why is it that I lose more weight when I workout less, but when I go hard working out I don't lose as much? confusion.

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I got in an hour of Zumba & tomorrow is free Zumba & stretch class where I go in Grain Valley. I got paid today, sat down & paid bills, got groceries, & am completely broke again. Sigh

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I was able to get in lots of gardening. It's like a two for one deal emoticon

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Boy can I relate. I've been tracking my foods and doing maybe 10 or 15 minutes of exercise for strength & flexibility but haven't been able to motivate myself to go to the fitness center to use the machines or walk the inside track. Silver Sneakers pays for the membership all I have to do is show up. I have put an appointment in my cell phone for Monday, Wednesday & Friday to go to the center after work for 30 minutes. This afternoon is the day! I will do this!

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The month of July was horrible for me compared to other months. I was less motivated to workout and staying within my calories wasn't as strict. This is a new month and I want to be back into the swing of things. Although I haven't gain weight I haven't loss any either. I don't know why, but I'm seeing a pattern for me everytime I lose a few pounds I tend to get too relaxed in exercise. I'm wondering what are some things I can do to get back the motivation I've had in the past.

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Wow! I'm not usually this tired & I didn't even work today. Well, I guess I do know why. I had my small group Bible study at 11 am, a home visit with two of my kids at 3 pm & a home visit with another one of my kids at 7 pm.

My day started off by calling a children's division worker's supervisor because she wouldn't return my emails or phone messages. She had moved one of my kids 8 days ago & I didn't' know where he was. I'm pretty easy to get along with, but don't play games with my kids. She called me about 2 hours later to let me know how to get in touch with the person who has him & I will make a home visit there tomorrow after work.

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7/30/13 11:40 A

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It's raining here, what a wonderful sight! Love the sound of gentle rain... windows are open!!

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Right now it's 78 & cloudy. We are supposed to get rain this evening & tomorrow. I'm very happy about the temps we've had this week. Giving my bank account a break on the electric bill.

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It has been fantastic!

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We are experiencing temps that are more fall like... wonderful.. also low humidity!! YEAH!!!

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7/27/13 10:22 A

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We had a boatload of rain yesterday. Both the UPS and FED EX guys were soaked when they made their deliveries where I work. Glad I only have to walk from my car in to work and don't have to be out in that kind of downpour.

As a result our temps are a bit lower; it was very pleasant walking this morning.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

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7/25/13 8:45 A

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Nice temps here too. Not much rain though. We could use some. It is nice to give the A/C (bill) a break

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It rained overnight so the temp this morning is bearable. It will warm up soon though. I'm looking forward to autumn and some cooler temps.

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7/21/13 10:28 A

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Rain---YES!!

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I went out to get gas & some soda this afternoon & thought I was going to die. Asthma & these temps just don't work too well together.

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I would like to get my pasture mowed, and then I hope it will rain. DS19 is working on it now. I had to take a break

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It was hot for sure.

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98 degrees with a heat index of 103. Just too hot to hang around outside. At least we didn't match our record for this date of 106 degrees.

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Thanks! It's been a nutty crazy week, but I am too blessed to complain :)

Workouts done every day, nutrition mostly good, and a smile on my face. I call this week a win!

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But of course! emoticon How's it been going?

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HI Missouri friends! It's been a while since I've been on here. Can a girl jump back in?

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Sounds great, too bad I live in the south KC area. Hope you have a great turn out, keep cool.

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The meet up sounds awesome!

Last night was a great night, and this morning was awesome too, as was the entire day actually.

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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Ah-h-h, Missouri. Opened windows and had a cool sleep last night and have the a/c on today! Hope all my Missouri friends are doing great:)

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Tomorrow one of the teams I lead - Spark St. Louis - is having a team meet-up at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis County. We will be in the Scott Shelter across from Picnic Site #2.

If any of you live close to St. Louis, please feel free to join us.

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I hope that you enjoy your time with the family while they are visiting. Sounds like we will get a little cooler for a couple days and then it's back to the hot summer we are so accustom to.

Have a great day, my friends!

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We had to turn our a/c back on also.

I have extra family and some extra grandkids here, so lots of pond time and staying cool that way also! emoticon

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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Hoping everyone had a great weekend and holiday celebration. Had to break down and turn the A/C back on but I am blessed that I have it available.

Edited by: NEWFLABULESS at: 7/8/2013 (16:59)
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Loving this cooler weather. I've had the air conditioner off for over a week and the breeze coming in the windows at night is almost chilly at times. I'm sure we will be in for the heat soon enough but it's nice for now.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th!

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Traveling by train sounds so much fun. Enjoy! We will also be leaving for vacation to Destin, Florida on 7/7. We will be traveling by car with a stop to see friends in Ozark, Alabama. Looking forward to the beach, ocean & sun.

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How awesome is that?! Have a good time and a safe trip!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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'Official' vacation starts in 3 days. Will be touring the NE US Corridor via train.
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I get a wild hair every now and then.... and change it. I had such a hair the other night :)

Which reminded me of something I have been meaning to do!! Thanks!!

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Edited by: GOPINTOS at: 7/2/2013 (11:34)
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When did the Team picture change?

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Sounds like good times y'all!

We went for a bike ride today. Met up with some other harley owners, rode into our home town for lunch, and then went to Central Dairy in JC. We departed the group and came back home after that.

Looking at the down pour now, I think that was a wise decision!! emoticon

Might not have water aerobics tonight, but looks like I could just DIY out in the drive-way!!! emoticon

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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Back from Nationals. Still a little exhausted, though more mental than physical. This Friday will be in Branson, Mo for wife's family get-together. Been to Branson way too many times. The only thing really good about that blue-haired, overkill - family- country - shows mecca, is it has some of the best hidden gems for eating anywhere. Just stay OFF the strip, and go exploring in Historic Branson and fall in love with real food again.

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