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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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Being 40 sucks.

I had food poisoning a couple weeks ago. Afterwards, I had lost 3 pounds. Cool, I thought that gives me a jump start.

I've been working out like MAD the past couple weeks. Really pushing myself. Also gave up desserts, wine, more fruits and veggies. Not strict dieting though. (Mainly, I am worried about our Inca Trail coming up, being in shape for the hike, etc. But obviously I also hoped to see some "vanity" progress too. )

Just weighed myself and have gained back what I lost with the food poisoning.



Did I mention this makes me mad?
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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

I swear we are cosmic twins. Except I'm the older twin. Being 45 sucks too.

I've posted in the exercise buddy thread about (what I hoped was) my Easter-candy induced weight gain. I've been exercising like, well maybe not "mad", but at least like "miffed". And I've been hoping that although the pants are getting tight again, it was just a temporary situation.

I've been trying to convince myself that the weight gain was partially due to muscle mass... I actually *can* tell a difference in my upper body... much more toned (boobs going away). And I've been giving myself the pep talk about how muscle burns more energy and so it'll just be a matter of time before my metabolism gets boosted and yada yada.

So this morning at Curves, thinking I needed a little lift in spirits and some motivation, encouragement, etc., I asked if I could use the body fat tester.



I have MORE body fat now than I did when I started a month ago.



My weight is the same, but my body fat is obscene. How in the name of sweet potatoes did that happen?! That was absolutely repulsive, to see how many pounds of FAT is sitting in my b*tt. (because that's where the majority of it is).

On the plus side, I called DH to take it out on him (because it *is* his fault... somehow...) and he FOR ONCE was encouraging and assured me that the machine has to be wrong and I need to just ignore it and keep going.

So I'll try. But that was devastating.

We'll just go with the muscle-is-heavier theory with you though, HHH. It sounds like it might be the correct explanation.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

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We'll just go with the muscle-is-heavier theory with you though, HHH. It sounds like it might be the correct explanation.
Yes, we'll go ahead and say that, but I'm not going near any body fat testing machines or measuring tapes If I don't have my delusions to keep me going, what do I have?

Oh right, fear of being an altitude sickness wimp in front of a tanned and buff wilderness guide named Chip.


I understand the devastating. It's like you're all hopeful and you get punched in the stomach and the wind knocked out. It's amazing how that bad mood kinda spreads to everything.

And yes, it is definitely, in some way, the husband's fault.

I better not be hearing "wow, I'm a few pounds up, better skip ice cream tonight" in the near future.
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

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I had food poisoning a couple weeks ago. Afterwards, I had lost 3 pounds. Cool, I thought that gives me a jump start.

I've been working out like MAD the past couple weeks. Really pushing myself. Also gave up desserts, wine, more fruits and veggies. Not strict dieting though. (Mainly, I am worried about our Inca Trail coming up, being in shape for the hike, etc. But obviously I also hoped to see some "vanity" progress too. )

Just weighed myself and have gained back what I lost with the food poisoning.



Did I mention this makes me mad?
You'll come back from your Peru trip svelte and happy! And you'll still only be 40! I'll still be 4 years older, I won't have been to Peru, and I won't have changed at all. Did I mention I'm jealous????
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Oh right, fear of being an altitude sickness wimp in front of a tanned and buff wilderness guide named Chip.
*tsk* Tanned, buff Peruvian wilderness guides aren't named Chip. They're named Diego (don't you watch Dora the Explorer?) or Luis.


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I better not be hearing "wow, I'm a few pounds up, better skip ice cream tonight" in the near future.
Speaking of punch-in-the-guts...
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Old April 24th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

Right now my weight is staying stable, but.... my shorts/pants are getting tight - I need to get muscle tone , thing is I AM exercising
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:35 PM
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

I WISH I was forty! (I never thought I would be old enough to say that!) I've got a few years on you HHH, but I'm lucky that I can 'pass' as younger because my children are younger than those of my contemporaries, (DD is 11 and DS is almost 9). This reminds me of a story my DS related to me last year. Seems that the subject of parents ages was brought up by the PE teacher in gym class (why in the world this subject would come up in a second grade gym class is beyond me). We know this teacher casually since she lives in our community and knows many of the families. My DS matter-of-factly announces my age to all who could hear. Now this has been a very closely guarded secret to most of the world - (until now). His PE teacher says that he must be mistaken, that I must be ___ old, and she mentions an age 10 years younger than I really am. "No" he replies, "she is that old." Now I don't know whether to be upset that everyone who has a child in second grade now knows my age, or flattered that the gym teacher thinks (or more acurately - thought) that I was ten years younger!
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Old June 12th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

Ah no Blueskies....dont worry. That was a great compliment.


Hmmm 50 sucks worse!!!
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Old June 13th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

Thanks, Lizzie, I will take it as a compliment!

Okay, so now I have to confess, I turned 50 on my last birthday, (I was never very good at keeping a secret...never tell me something that you don't want anyone else to know because quite frankly, I'm not good at remembering who told me what and if I was to keep it to myself or not).

I really hate saying that I'm 50 - how could I be fifty when I was just 32 last year? But the good news is that I feel better than when I was forty. During the last year and a half, I've lost a lot of weight (the 'high-stress' diet...). And even though I did not consciously try to lose the weight (but needed to none-the-less), I'd want to maintain the weight loss.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Re: Being 40 sucks.

Oh thats the best news I have heard today Blue Skies!
Theres no doubt that having younger kids make you appear a lot younger.

Most of my friends have married kids at this stage and TG I have a fella of just 15 still so you wouldnt know when I got started!!


I bet you look great.. thanks for telling your age! I hate admitting it too!
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