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New community! [13 Apr 2006|08:01pm]

Hope this is okay, it may not be. After my post the other day about a pregnancy group focussed on getting or keeping fit in pregnancy (and after), I thought I'd start one up. It's fit_pregnancy.

Please feel free to go and join. :)

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[08 Feb 2006|06:07pm]

This community has been pretty quiet lately...
Just wanted to report that I'm on day 3 of pilates! I'm trying to gain back some core strength and muscle tone before going all-out on a resistance program. :)
I'm still bleeding a bit so I'm taking it slow.

I'm currently using a pilates DVD that a friend gave to me from the top of her baby's Nestle formula can (I'm breastfeeding though!).

6 weeks postpartum
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[30 Nov 2005|09:04am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Well, looks like I am pregnant!! woo hoo! (got my 3rd positive this morning on an HPT) Due in August, which seems a long way off.

So my question is this, I get super hungry, out of the blue, and then I scarf down my food way too fast. I want to make sure I get plenty of food for the baby, but at the same time, I don’t want to to gain 500 lbs. I am currently 180lbs, which is considered overweight….
What should I eat, and how do I handle my hungry attacks?

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[07 Nov 2005|12:17pm]

I decided to take a low impact exercise class this morning, it was seriously depressing.

#1) The instructor SUCKED. She didn't know her major muscle groups and kept calling out the wrong ones for the wrong exercises.

#2) It was NOT low impact. WAY too much jumping, bouncing and fast movements.

#3) I am not co-ordinated AT ALL anymore. Everything was difficult and complicated for me to follow.

#4) She did 20 minutes of abs and stretching at the end, either laying flat on her back or flat on her stomach, and didn't offer me any alternative exercises. I ended up trying to do SOME isometric ab exercises and some kegels, but mostly just ended up sitting there, and did my own stretching while standing up.

For some reason I felt like crying at the end. I think that it was out of frustration.

Next time, I'm just going to hit the gym and walk on the treadmill or elliptical for a half hour and do some theraband exercises.
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[28 Oct 2005|08:03am]

The Hacker's Diet
AutoDesk founder and eccentric genius John Walker has a free ebook called The Hacker's Diet.
The Hacker's Diet ... is a serious book about how to lose weight and permanently maintain whatever weight you desire. It treats dieting and weight control from an engineering and management standpoint, and provides the tools and an understanding of why they work and how to use them that permit the reader to gain control of their own weight. The book is intended primarily for busy, successful engineers, programmers, and managers who have struggled unsuccessfully in the past to lose weight and avoid re-gaining it.

(found on http://www.boingboing.net/ )
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[23 Oct 2005|02:21pm]
i wish this was a more active group. i'm going to post a link to the group in my journal and hopefully get the ball rolling here. i think this is a great idea, a support group for women with weight issues or who want to tone up or whatever the case may be. i just wish people would post more often!
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[20 Oct 2005|07:59am]
Psychology of candy jars
Obesity researchers report the results of a new study suggesting that when candy is out of sight, it's also out of mind. The scientists at the Weill Cornell Medical College gave university admins a Secretary's Week gift of 30 Hershey's Kisses in either clear or opaque jars. Apparently, the secretaries were twice as likely to forget about the candy if it wasn't visible or within arm's reach. From the Associated Press:
Secretaries ate an average of 7.7 kisses each day when the candies were in clear containers on their desks; 4.6 when in opaque jars on the desk; 5.6 when in clear jars 6 feet away; and 3.1 when in opaque jars 6 feet away.

In interviews afterward, secretaries overestimated how many chocolates they ate when they had to walk a few feet to get some, and underestimated how many they consumed when the treats were in easy reach.

"The less effortful it is to eat, the easier it was to forget how much they ate," the study found.


found on http://www.boingboing.net/
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intresting reading [20 Sep 2005|09:14am]
[ mood | bouncy ]


What Makes Food Fattening? A Pavlovian Theory of Weight Control
By Seth Roberts
from the abstract:
The theory described in this article assumes that the body-fat set point – how much body fat the brain tries to maintain – is controlled by flavor-calorie associations. Calorie-associated flavors raise the set point – the stronger the association, the greater the increase. In the absence of calorie-associated flavors, the set point declines. Given some plausible assumptions, the mechanism regulates body fat according to the availability of food, increasing body fat when food is abundant, decreasing body fat when food is scarce. The theory explains a wide range of human and animal data, including effects and correlations involving pre-exposure, pureeing, moistening food, bland food, glycemic index, supermarket food, junk food, fasting, intragastric feeding, and income. It also helped find a new way to lose weight.

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[13 Sep 2005|09:05am]
I find myself in need of a little motivation currently; I started skipping my workouts recently.

So, What motivates you to workout? Anyone found any tricks to help burn the calories while having fun?
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[31 Aug 2005|11:23am]

One more for today:

I found this link on post-natal abdominal exercise!

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[31 Aug 2005|10:27am]

Hello, I'm new!
I'm a personal trainer and I'm 23w2d pregnant with my second child. :)
I need to get back into a regular exercise program. I'm usually incredibly diligent, but lately my energy levels and enthusiasm have gone WAY down the tubes. Lately I've been participating in the occasional group exercise program and walking. I'd like to do more, SOON! :)
I just attended a large fitness industry conference, which included a few lectures on fitness during pregnancy and programming for women, so I'm happy to share any knowledge that I have gained, as well as hoping to learn from anyone else who may have recommendations, etc. :)
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mod post. [31 Aug 2005|11:12am]

welcome :) this community has open membership so feel free to join. friends only posts won't be visible unless you are a member of the community and logged in. also, i'm currently looking for a co-mod if anyone is interested in the position. not totally necessary right away, but as the community grows i'd like to have a bit of help. comment if interested!
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