Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_TopicIcon
When life isn't moving, .move your body!
January 13, 2008
8:38 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi folks.

It doesn't look as though any of us are far from our goals.
At least were setting them and doing what fits our lifestyles.

Ma, Weight training? You're nic will have another connotation,hehe.

sininho. I battle chronic fatigue myself but I don't take meds. The exercise and diet, plus suppliments is the only route I have right now. Plus i TRY to be positive although i think the world is going to "hell in a handbasket" these days.
Today I feel exhausted but I think it's just life, bio-rythmns.and nevermind, just press on.

Codi. The intestinal cleanse is interesting, what did you use?
I once met this wacky German Holistic Guy at a Pow Wow. That's what he did was colonic cleansing. He had this disgusting sample of a colonic cleanse on display in a big jar, that was deep green, looked like cooked seaweed, and about 4 feet long! I mean this was a therapeutic cleanse that involved fasting and ingesting an herbal and earth based material, then an enema afterwards!aaaahahaha
Holy shit!excuse my french!lol
Ya gotta doo what ya gota doo !
ok I'll stop.

Maybe I can look it up online (it was 8 years ago I met him)
Also I used to walk to work every day, there and back, all through my pregnancy. It was about the same distance as you. LONG time ago but a good memory.

And I'm not a control freak so if the thread goes off topic, for a bit, so what, as long as we get back to the quest for a fit, nutritious lifestyle.
Sometimes that's the only way to keep our heads on straight.
Keep movin Ladies!

January 13, 2008
11:50 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Codi
You brought up the cleanse thing and being the inquisitive one I had to clarify what I discribed.
(still wondering what method you used.)

(It's been a boring weekend, what can I say?hehe)

I looked it up on the web and it's really called Colonic Irrigation or Colonic Hydrotherapy.

If any of you want to search this go ahead.
It makes sense, when we are sluggish, have digestive problems, due to stress, bad diet, and are overweight to have a procedure like this.
I can't say I'm considering it now, but treatments that don't use drugs always interest me.
I think I'll just stick to high fibre for now!lol

January 14, 2008
12:05 am
Avatar
sdesigns
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
September 27, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey, just checking in....

Went to the gym Friday and worked out hard. Then almost fell asleep in the sauna after the jacuzzi. Weigh the same though.

Trying to eat better, which for me the BIG problem is snacks, especially at night. If I don't feel full when I go to bed I eat in the middle of the night- disgusting!! But I am trying harder. Maybe it doesn't count if the lights are out???? Trying to keep water next to the bed and drink that instead of getting up and eating!

Going to try and go to the gym MWF this week. Have to put it on my calender as if it were an appt.

As for the colonic thingy, haven't done that. Had an enema about 25 years ago and don't think it appeals to me.:) My yoga instructor was big on it though. So I tried it.

Onward and upward, ladies!!

SD

January 14, 2008
12:44 am
Avatar
Worried_Dad
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 43
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Latest news is that "diets" per-se, don't really work for permanent weight loss.

I think the way to go is not to make a "crash" diet, but to slowly instill a pattern of healthy eating and excercise.

And definitely try weight training as well as cardio if you can--biking can work like weight training. Muscles burn energy, just sitting there so building muscle automatically helps you lose fat if your diet is reasonable.

I wouldn't mind having a lower percentage body fat, but right now I am actually trying to gain weight as muscle mass, so I have cut back on my cardio until I can figure out the anabolic-catabolic thingy.

January 14, 2008
8:38 am
Avatar
bonni
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

OK, so I'm trying to walk/run 1000 miles this year. Every day that I walk more than a couple of miles, I gain weight. The couple of days I've had to take off, I've lost weight. Its kind of infuriating, except that I KNOW I'm not eating more. I'm walking 5-6 miles when I do long walks. Running like 2-3 when I do runs. I'm not even that hungry on the days I walk more.

Is it muscle?

bonni

January 14, 2008
8:49 am
Avatar
CAMER
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 100
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

hi Bonni, it could be muscle, who knows, as long as you know you are not eating more, you should be fine.

Weight sucks though, it can vary from 2 to 5 lbs depending on the time of the month, and or if you are working out more or less.

Well, I did my weigh in today for WW and lost 2 lbs, and sad cuz of this, i thought i'd lose more!!! I guess I should be happy with that #, cuz heck if I can lose 2 lbs a week after a month its 8 lbs and after 2 months its 16 lbs.....well now i am getting too ahead of myself.

I just know i need to eat less, eat more healthy and keep working out, a life long plan...that i have to stick to, and yes, have a few cheat days maybe once a month 🙂

good luck to all on "moving the bod"!!!

January 14, 2008
9:48 am
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey sd! good to see you here!

Get those goodies away from the bed GURL!...your are working out at the gym so that is great.

The colonic thing? I may have to go there. I get intestinal problems occasionally: minor but at my age a cleanse may help, Like a radiator flush?hehe

I just get queesy at the thought.

I calendered the gym BUT the weather here went into a thaw, now it is starting to snow again: coming down too slow and is borderline for my removal. I feel like I'm at the starting gate and the whistle hasn't blown: waiting for hours.lol

I have a session with Mr. Boxer today, so I'm going anyway.
I hope I'm not too sore and tired after if I have to clear snow.
I had Doritoes last night.Ces't la vie!...I don't diet anyway..just try and keep it all even keel overall, with mainly whole foods (unprocessed) and high fibre.

When we get our muscle mass higher we will burn more calories when at rest. That is my goal.

WD . It is good to see you here with your experience. Lean Machine!

CAMER, The water retention thing is natural. Don't feel bad about it. It's a womans natural rythmn, anyway.

I really wonder about those who fret over weight fluctuations within 2 lbs, it depends on water, and if you've had a bowel movement and urination.
It's easier for a man since he doesn't have the menstral cycle.
Embrace what you are is my motto.
be glad you're not a celebrity. What a brutal way to live. Under scrutiny all the time. Too much pressure.

Keep up the efforts everyone. I'm off to blow out the carbon( yea downswing mood wise, oh well)

Peace!

January 14, 2008
12:48 pm
Avatar
Anonymous
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ok, guys, Im biased about the colon cleasing thing; Im actually skipping that part here. Except for only one question. My mom used to have some kind of herbal tea which was green everyday after lunch. That would make her run to the bathroom and get a really cleansing BM. She died of colon cancer, though, at 57. No history of that in her family. I just cant get it out of my mind it was greatly due to the spick and span BMs, trashing the intestinal flora wth it, plus depression, who knows? An idea?

I got to the gym today. I cant believe I was scared of gyms up to now. Its summer here, people are on vacation and the gym was almost empty. I had a lady teacher all to myself! Got cheek kisses from the owner guy... How do you like that? Good marketing! I took my girlfriend there and she thought it was nice, she may join. ripple effects, see??

January 14, 2008
1:43 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

sininho

The colon cleanse thing I took into Jokes-Ville after Codi posted about hers.

Enemas do help people who have blockages and want to cleanse (irrigation) any buildup in the intestines.

Thats great you got over your fear and had a good experience. Having a friend who is motivated to go is wonderful, I wish i had that.
Doesn't matter for me that much tho.
I went and trained with Mr. Boxer today and did 25 laps in the pool.

Workouts are cleansing enough for me right now,hehe.
be well!

January 14, 2008
1:52 pm
Avatar
bonni
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have toyed with the idea of a colon cleanse. I find that exercise and diet and regular massage may be enough. I suppose that an occasional more aggressive attempt at getting the toxins out could be helpful, but I would think a daily cleanse would be excessive and harsh on the system.

I'm going to exercise now. Had no appetite for lunch.

January 15, 2008
10:52 am
Avatar
StronginHim77
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 453
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

< ----eyeing bicycle tire pump and old bike on back porch thoughtfully....

January 15, 2008
11:36 am
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ma!
well stop thinking and grab that pump! Do you have shops nearby and maybe can use it to do that?

ahahaha ((MAStrong))

I am having a bad PMS day, M y intestines are acting up, and my lower back.
Went to gym Yesterday, and will go tomorrow.
Today is walk the dog day. REALLY. Down to the woods for me.
Peace ALL!

January 15, 2008
11:40 am
Avatar
courage to change
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi everyone.

Very inspirational thread. Ive been doing too much exercise, and not had a chance to stop. Im very tired cause my mind was very active last night. I so wanted to go to volleyball tonight. Now I have to stay in, and Im pissed off.

My head is exhausted due to lack of sleep. I need a good night sleep tonight.

I think im also due to start my periods so this could be the reason. Need to be a bit more gentle on myself. Not in my nature though.

I love exercise xx

January 15, 2008
2:31 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Courage!

If you need to share your exercise and health struggles: victories and wounds you're welcome here.
The objective is to reach goals for me and i hope everyone else. REALISTICALLY.

I reached my first goal of 4 workouts a week, it actually turned into 5 today since I went on a long hike.

Yea.PMS'ing myself now. Just gotta deal with it and try not to cry too much, or rip someones head off!LOL

MEeOWWwwwwwww
Be well.
Get some sleep hun.

January 15, 2008
7:21 pm
Avatar
Anonymous
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hmm, the wonders of early menopause at mid forty. I hope you pmsers can relax in a hot tub or unch a pillow, whatever. hugs,

January 15, 2008
9:01 pm
Avatar
Codi202
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I used herbs. I found someone who sold combinations of loose organic herbs for different purposes, so the price was right.
The colon cleanse was in two parts beginning with the upper colon, and then the lower (or was that reversed, lol, he had them numbered)
I also used additional parasite cleansing herbs and added some extra celantro for metal cleansing.

It took a number of weeks on each.

Talk about moving! LOL! LOL!

there is some international cleansing thing going on. They sell products for that but they are too expensive for me, but I did learn more from it.
The guy who sold the herbs was very knowlegeable as well.

Lots of water, and avoiding the foods that plug up the system is advised during the cleanse.
I didn't do the second part all that well, lol. so it took a bit longer for me.

January 16, 2008
10:45 am
Avatar
truthBtold
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 27, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Has anyone read the new book: "The Foods You Crave?"

(Saw a demo on one of the TV shows here recently.......)

January 16, 2008
11:30 am
Avatar
mercy4meek
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

hello everyone!
i have a thread going on a difficult issue and am getting great help, support, and advice from everyone, so i would like to give back a little.

i have struggled with my weight for most of my life, typical yo-yo dieter. i am a small woman (5'1"), so a few pounds is a lot on this frame. i have lost and kept off over 35 pounds thru lifestyle changes. i was 154 lbs, and slowly lost the weight over a year and have maintained myself at 119 for a year now. briefly, i will share some of my thoughts- take what works for you and i will try to contribute more when i have a bit more time.

1. size varies depending on manufacturer, so i try to not let this drive my self-image. my clothes vary from a 2 to a 6- damned if i know what size i am! lol! i used to be a size 12-14.

2. i try to eat real food- fruits and veggies and meats and fish- if the label has ingredients i cannot pronounce or are unfamiliar with, i avoid them.

3. i try to totally stay away from partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and any sugars ending in the suffix -ose.

4. i try to not eat if i am not hungry and recognize how much of an emotional eater i am- eating because i am sad or glad or it is noon or my friends are eating. in the same regard, when i am hungry, i eat.

5. i steam and grill meats and veggies, do not eat deep fried foods at all. if i make an omelet, i use olive oil spray.

6. recipe sharing: i love to marinate a portobello mushroom in lite vinegraitte and grill it. then, i place a slice of my homemade bread (i control ingredients- no fats or sugars, healthy stuff) on the grill, layer a slice of lowfat swiss and the mushroom and another piece of bread for the most AWESOME homemade panini!

*hang in there, sweet people, stay healthy and happy!

January 16, 2008
12:25 pm
Avatar
CAMER
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 100
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

wow, thansk Mercy for the input...and the good recipes too!!

I did my 50 minute Biggest Loser video today, wooo hooo, feeling good, moving the body and now cleaning the house, burning more calories.

(((happy hugs to all)))) camer

January 16, 2008
3:10 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Mercy and welcome.

These are some very important tips.
I particularily like the size info.
Things aren't always what they seem.
Since I am tall MOST clothes don't fit me right in the leags and hips. (the average height for a woman is around 5'6", so if you're not average the manufacturers are what you look at)
I have to buy designer labels or clothes made for taller women.

It is an absolute truth to keep your diet , wholesome, low fat ( daily overall intake, you can have fried food occasionally, but have to balance that with veggies, fruits and whole grains with very low fat.
The focus is on your daily nutrient intake.

Balance overall, and DON'T deprive!

ACTIVE lifestyle is #1........thats why I started this thread with MOVING!

Truth... haven't read that book. But I was brought up with healthy eating habits for the most part. There was borderline indulgeance in my family ( sweets, chocolate, CHEESE)and emotional eating.

The Movie "Super Size Me" says it all too...that was specific to McDonalds, but it applies to any fast food, Greasy, salty, sugary High Carb, Meat focused, Processed, white bread, Trans Fat laced food.
Any indulgeance of this stuff should be a minimum.
Oprah has started a new movement called the BEST LIFE CHALLENGE. If this suits your situation or your an oprah fan go to the site for info and support.
Clik on Oprah and Bobs Best Life Challenge in the left column.

http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtml

Yea preach preach preach.....but it's all for a "good thing".

Be Well

January 17, 2008
4:49 pm
Avatar
Anonymous
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I was tired but I went to the gym and it didn´t hurt. I´m always tired so I took chance to see if I would feel better and I am. Not altogether fine, but proud I did the right thing. Hugs,

January 18, 2008
3:06 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

(((sininho)))
I hurt after the gym from yesterday!
But my head feels better and the physical pain is a good one.
We just have to chip away at it a day at a time.
I'm doing Tai Chi tonight..something less vigorous and meditative with a group of people.
Do you switch up your workouts for interest?

January 18, 2008
6:34 pm
Avatar
Anonymous
New Member
Members
Forum Posts: -1
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Well, actually Im doing aerobics/muscle workout for the first time. My interest became serious as I can´t fit into my pants! I was gonna do yoga as did in the past but at 48 I need a little muscle if I loose any weight!

I WENT TO THE GYM for the 3rd time this week and it didn´t hurt. Im kinda low moodwise and decided to spend an hour working out instead of pouting.

THANKS FOR BEING THERE ALL OF YOU

(((MsG)))

January 18, 2008
7:02 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

WTG sininho
Yer on the program!
I'm turning 47 next month.

You know the advert for my gym on the radio??
sung with a musical background...

"Flubbery, blubbery , out of shape Dude, No , Don't wanna be a fat Guy.....Look at me! I'm a Pear!!" LMAO

yah motorvation mun ;0/

Lets all hope , with work, I mean SERIOUS dedication, we can report REAL results in a few weeks, a month, what of 4 months from now?

January 20, 2008
10:10 am
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It's been a week and a half and I've lost 2 lbs. so far! YEAY!.and that is with water retention ( pre-mense, I usually retain 1-2 lbs when in better shape)

I had a case of "gym-itis" from blasting into the workouts; I was sore; arms, a bit in legs, but mostly my lower back and neck.
That has subsided, with stretches, and focusing on swimming for the main workout (25 moderate and fast lengths, then some water exercise twists and stratches)and now just the dull muscular aches from working out are there.

When I do weights I use the machines because proper technique with free weights are very important to prevent injury.

I do use a few free weight exercises that Mr. Boxer taught me. That is part of why I hired him; to teach me proper floor techniques and positioning.

I made it over the hump i guess and i hope my body is settling into the workouts.

I learned that each workout i have to step up the effort, for fast results ( building muscle)

I combine the weight training with cardio and fat burning (20 to 30 mins. on eliptical or cycle and swimming)
The first few weeks are the hardest for some.

Tomorrow is Mr. Boxer!

I hope you all are sticking to your persoanl programs and feeling some progress too.
Be Well!

Forum Timezone: UTC -8
Most Users Ever Online: 247
Currently Online:
25
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
onedaythiswillpass: 1134
zarathustra: 562
StronginHim77: 453
free: 433
2013ways: 431
curious64: 408
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 49
Members: 110914
Moderators: 5
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 8
Forums: 74
Topics: 38535
Posts: 714196
Newest Members:
Striker1s, marcusz, Keara, Venn, Jolebio, loni89
Moderators: arochaIB: 1, devadmin: 9, Tincho: 0, Donn Gruta: 0, Germain Palacios: 0
Administrators: admin: 21, ShiningLight: 572, emily430: 29

Copyright © 2019 MH Sub I, LLC. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Health Disclaimer