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When life isn't moving, .move your body!
January 10, 2008
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SD -

I dropped alot of weight (without trying) while married to that N-Monster last year. Apparently, stress agrees with me...well, with my weight battle, anyway.

I've been creeping up, about 1 lb. per month, since fleeing that relationship. Took a good look at myself during the Holidays (when I couldn't fit into THREE of my favorite, Christmas-y suits) and realized it was Reckoning Time. Then, I spotted this thread a few days ago and it is helping me stay motivated!

I do the "fish" thing alot, eating fish 4-5 nites per week. Since I live in S.E. Florida on the ocean, it is easy for me to get fresh seafood. I live on swordfish, salmon, talapia, Chilean sea bass (when I am really splurging $$$) and occasional seared tuna. Anything without a bone in it. I see one bone, I start freaking and dump the whole plate out.

My dietary downfalls? Bread, white potatoes, more white potatoes and Wheat Thins with "Lite" peanut butter. I LOVE peanut butter, but even the "lite" version is a fat-packed KILLER. Dang it. So, every 3-4 days, I give myself a "reward" and put about 1 tspn. of peanut butter on some crackers or whole wheat bread. I almost never eat sweets. They rarely tempt me.

Camer -

Let me know how you like WW? One of my friends did WW for about 5 or 6 months. She did trim down a full dress size, but might have done better if she'd exercised a little, as well. (She did absolutely ZERO exercise.) You are working out, so the pounds (and INCHES) are gonna slide off, girl! I am really excited to hear how we are all doing a month from now. Bet most of us have nearly lost a full dress size by then, if we keep walking, exercising and padlocking our jaws, right?

- Ma

January 10, 2008
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hi Ma...well, my brother did WW for men back in July '07 and he is down
25 lbs, he didn't have to lose much weight anyways, but he looks thin now, really thin, and he sticks to the "points" and bikes almost everyday.

I have been battling with this "weight" thing for so long, so i decided to get help from WW...and not try it by myself, as I can see, "my dieting" has not lost me any weight, but thankfully i haven't gained any either.

I want to lose, lose, lose now..I can't wait to weigh myself on Monday 1/14, it'll be my 1st full week...i may only lose 1 or 2 lbs a week, but if i stick to it, I can hopefully lose between 4- 8lbs a month or more, i'd rather take the weight off slow and get used to my eating changes, and that's where it all goes back to, i was eating way too much b4 and not burning enough off.

So this WW thing is for me, for 2008, I'll keep you posted ((MA)))

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January 10, 2008
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Ma: a teaspoon of peanut butter on a cracker? I admire your restraint. If I even have peanut butter in the house, its the jar and a spoon for me!! Need I say more as to why my pants don't fit?

January 10, 2008
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SD -

OK. Now THAT's FUNNEE!!! You got me howling with your "it's the jar and a spoon for me" quip about peanut butter. YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!

By the way, does laughter burn any cotton-pickin calories???

CAMER -

Everything I've read about SUCCESSFUL weight loss advocates taking the pounds off gradually, rather than rapidly, like you plan to do. Apparently, gradual weight loss STAYS OFF. And that's because of the lifestyle changes which produce the gradual drop. It sounds like you are really organized and on top of this. Plus, I read on another thread that you did 30 minutes on a treadmill today? Wow. That's really good.

- Ma

January 10, 2008
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Doris -

I read something about Omega 3 Fatty Acids helping us burn weight off more efficiently. Does flaxseed have the same benefit?

- Ma

January 10, 2008
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Ma is right again about diet and losing weight slowly.

Try to read those webpages I posted above, they explain some of it.

So i had my fit test today and scored a 40 out of 60.

I had a native gal testing me and we clicked so well, talked about life, gender issues, our man troubles. I told her I am stressed and fight depression with exercise. I went into therapy mode (poor girl) and we both ended up "sharing",LOL. She walked me up to the boxing ring and I met the trainer.
He had me doing squats, jumping jacks, and push ups, then we did 1/2 hour of Jabs and punches with him wearing pads on his hands.

He showed me all the women he trains and Indian gal trains with him too.
So I hired him!
Then she took me to the weight machines to finish me off (probably to tire me out and shut me up before we sat down to sign the training papers) AH! I ended up swimming afterwards anyway.
She did say to check in on her when I come in, to chat, and she felt a connection. I was worried I was in Blurt mode, but she let out some private stuff too.

I just love native americans!
(bev you reading this?,hehe)

I almost feel like I'm on a Bipolar high right now, cause it was true serendipity ( yea repeating myself from another thread)
Native gal and Mr, Boxer were wonderfullarious folks and inspiring.

Hope all your endeavors today ammounted to dropping an ounce or two.

Peace!

January 10, 2008
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Hey, MS) just joined the gym together with you to beat depression. Last time they had just opened, 5 years ago when I enrolled, wemt for evaluation and ... bye bye.

Now Ive been back for evaluation with having more to lose but not worried about that, thats more esthetics. I hope to get the good energy to get me going with my life, my work.

Tomorrow is third time there, 2nd time working out. Ill only go twice a week and see if I can go more. Same price. If you think about it, its better than going for more and different meds.

Ive been diagnosed with hypomania besides depression. Not worried about labels too much. Just enough to now why and what with are docs medicating me.

Keep up the good work!

hugs

January 11, 2008
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WTG sininho!

You're taking steps to get control of your life.
If you can afford a trainer, even once a week, that may help to keep you on track...or a friend to work out with.

I feel really touched I have inspired some people here to do what is best for them. There have been other threads before the new year, but the timing for the first week of January seemed to be when many burst out of the gates.

Good health(eating habits) and fitness are integral to well being.
I felt like crap emotionally; physically it's at a median, so exercise is my only outlet plus suppliments and holistic/organic methods.

I take wild yam , Black cohosh and Vitex for hormone fluctuations (I'm pre menopausal and can't take synthetic hormones)

I don't take meds either.Bin there done that.And the fog made me drift into the relationship I have now.

Life has been so tough on a lot of us and it's always a struggle but we just have to be good to ourselves first: keep striving even when we fall.

I'm having a low Bio rythmn and UGH day so far, so I'm off to the gym.
Some outside forces here at home have put me in the mud.
Thanks (sininho)today for making me feel like I did something good, and your reply.
Be Well and Peace!

January 11, 2008
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This is such a positive thread. I love it!!!!

Recently, I have elimanted all "white stuff" from the house.....white sugar, white flour, white bread etc and replaced with wheat.

Also trying to eliminate all processed foods (quite a chore in grocery shopping)

Also steam frozen veggies rather than boiling canned ones.

Haven't ventured into exercising yet....but this thread is inspiring me so much!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

(About the extent I do right now is to just stop myself whenever I think about it and just improve my posture. What a simple difference.

I am trying to strike a healthy balance between trying to be OK with body image as is (inspiration from Queen Latifah whom seems to just be comfortable in her own skin in addition to a new show I just watched for the first time with Carson something (Queer Eye show) called: "How to love yourself naked" (or something like that....) and keep that in mind as I work towards just becoming more healthy all the way around.....

I think ths is a great thread ladies!!!!!

(By the way MsGuided, your gym sounds absolutely wonderful!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

January 11, 2008
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Daggone it. Got the munchies lastnight and ate some crackers with hummus, right before bed. Weighed myself this morning and found that the salty carbs socked 2 lbs. back onto me. I know most of it is fluid, but it sure did make me feel lousy.

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- Ma (who needs her jaw wired shut after 7 PM every night)

January 11, 2008
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Well!

HI TBT, welcome, and kudos to your decision for better health.

MA! Don't fret! You're only a size 10/12.....get back on the wagon today or tomorrow!
Next time have whole wheat PITA with that hummus....I love that stuff too! before 7 of course!;0)

This is going to be tough ladies! We still have emotional baggage so sometimes the zipper flies open and we have to re-pack!

Are some of us on the same planetary wave-length?

My zipper BROKE today and I'm just going to burn it all in Kroiks stove (It should be stoked still with all the contributors here..extended due to demand?hehe)

The stbx woke up before I could get out and we had a HUGE argument.

He's been stirring things up the last few days and I've been avoiding him. Silent treatment for the right reasons believe me!

After he threw some typical female insults my way, he felt guilty and pulled the hoover out.

(Yea great, if he actually were sucking up Dog hair)

BOOM! I had a demon cry (the past and present welled up and spilt out, but I stayed away from him) No gym, but he's gone now and I'm cleaning the house instead,LOL.

I'm kindof sore from yesterday so it's better to take a day and go tomorrow anyway.

I have to schedule my training with Mr. Boxer. I think I'll print out a pic of my stbx and stick it to one of his glove/pads.
My right jab and upper cut is pretty powerful. HA!

Peace ya'll!

January 11, 2008
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[Glaring at the box of crackers]

January 11, 2008
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I have found a great little smoothie snack. Found the recipe on the package of frozen fruit from lkocal Kroger store:

Add to a blender: 1 cup of skim milk, 1 cup of OJ, couple tablespoons or three of low-fat yogurt (plain or vanilla) whole ripe banana and 1/2 package of frozen fruit (approx 6 ounces) and blend.

Lovely!!!!!!

January 11, 2008
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Yes Ma - Flax seed should aid in weight reduction!

January 11, 2008
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(((MsG)))

January 12, 2008
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MA! How are you holding out with that cracker box?
Did you get back on track and do your workouts ?

TBT, Camer, sininho, Doris, sdesigns...+ anybody else on the "treadmill" for fitness?

I made this thread to start something positive.
I should have thought of the title more, I just knee jerked with that!

It is what it is now.

I guess the seasonal nature of my biz is the not moving part. I'm used to being outside working and travelling around my area for most of the week.

LIFE is moving though. I have my son, a great Dog, and family is a little better lately, a few friends, although one has been in rehab the last few weeks and will be there til February, and I do the Snow removal thing (although this crazy warm up spell makes it seems like Spring here).more going on, but *yawn*.

So I made it to the gym today , did my cardio, weights and swam 25 lengths.
I had broiled Salmon with pesto basting, steamed veggies and rice for dinner and have lost 1 pound so far.I have 39 more to go.
I am 186 now.
See I aint the stereotypical beauty...
My goal is 145. I'll be happy with 155.

So that's my log for the weekend.
Hope everyone is doing ok!
Peace!

January 13, 2008
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Alright MsG!!! You go girl.

You can't change THEM, right. You can only work on yourself. Then maybe some of them will be left behind and you can find new people to match where you arrive at! ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Here's another one (its from way back when): "When you're feeling listless, make a list (of wants, things to do, Goals, etc.)."

January 13, 2008
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Thanks Codi.
I hope you are sincere?

This is a place for recovery. I hope we all stay focused on that.

Kudos to those who are.
Peace.

January 13, 2008
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I am always sincere, Ma
And recovering rather nicely. A lot of people around me are not happy with that though. That is becoming a problem, I am sorry to say.

I need to detatch a lot.

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January 13, 2008
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hello ma and misguided!

i need to get moving but i am so stressed and busy here! i know excusees are bad!

January 13, 2008
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misguided>>>i need motivation!

ma>>>would you please read my post to you on my returning thread? thanks!

January 13, 2008
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Codi -

Stupid, but true: sometimes, people closest to us will try to sabotage our recovery efforts, even our efforts to lose weight. So, detach and press on.

I am glad I signed on and read this thread. It is so ENCOURAGING.

Yes...I got back on the bandwagon, after my cracker binge. Have dropped part of the fluid I socked on from the binge. Have one more lb. to go, to get where I was. Heading out for my walk now (I am up to 1-1/4 miles each morning. AND I did my weight training yesterday! Eating carefully, so back on the program.

Thanks for the encouragement. I love reading everyone's postings.

This thread is all about doing something really important and positive for ourselves.

- Ma Strong

January 13, 2008
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I like that I have company to lose weight and get in shape.

I used to be 5.7" and 134 lbs and a perfect size 10 for the longest time. Now Im 144lbs, shrank a couple of centimeters, have to do that number of lying down to zip up my loosest pants. So Im enrolled at the gym for muscle workout to get 20% more muscle and 30% less fat. Ouch.

This past winter (July down here) I started to eat lots of fattening stuff and blew up. All this because... I was afraid of getting depressed, starting to not eat and having a cold or something. I know. Like I could control everything. Insane wasnยดt it? So Iยดll be aasking for help and trying to cheer you on.

However, my main goal is to get some energy back in me. I feel sleepy a lot (may be the antidepressant), tired, unmotivated, guilty bc on top of that. I did yoga in the past but now I need both stretching and a good workout. Pray for me.

Tip for those living alone: Leaving the fridge empty. Thats a big help to me.

January 13, 2008
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I get gass, lol.
The colon cleans helped a little, but
I have to be careful what I eat in the morning because its a long day at work.
Lately I try to eat a fruit and then I eat someting at work so the fruit is digested already.

I need to hold off on grains cause... (see above statement, lol)
so I plan to reverse meals. If I use the crock pot overnight I will have a hot meal at awakening and then some grains, or veggies and protine at night.

I sometimes think that I dont' want to "let go" of my "body clutter" though.

January 13, 2008
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MsG, I lost a number of pounds when I did the colon cleanse, lol!

I hear thats normal, many lose much more!
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I have been walking to or from work every day! Thats three miles, and then some.

Maybe thats why I am tired, lol.

Its time to take this seriously!

Oh, and sorry if I was off topic earlier, I didn't realize this thread was about weight and exersise!
I am on board! ๐Ÿ™‚

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