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User Topic: A Healthy You! Weight Support Group
Dreamboat
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Default  Posted: 7:45 PM, April 30th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It is time for me to join this thread. I need all the help I can get to be accountable.


I started walking on a regular basis 3 weeks ago. I have been walking in the mornings after I get DD up. She wants me to wake her up at 5:30 which is brutally early for me because I am not a morning person. But I have found that I can put on some shoes and a leash on the dogs and go for a walk without straining my brain. But I did not do it this Monday or last monday either. I hate mondays!

I also joined weight watchers online so I am tracking my eating. That has helped me eat more fruits and veggies and control my portions. I also stopped eating sweets. Although I like sweets, I can cut them out without feeling deprived.

The one are where I am not doing any improvements is drinking. I love me some vodka. It is my only vice. I decided to concentrate on establishing good exercise habits and eating habits for now. I think if I tried to tackle all 3 then I would fail because I would feel deprived and forced to do things I do not like while not being able to do things I do like. I keep telling myself "baby steps"

I donot have a scale yet (hopefully it will be delivered tomorrow) but I went to the Dr the first week I started (for unrelated things) so I know how much I weighed on his scale. I feel like I have lost some weight because my clothes, especially my jeans, fit a little better.

Baby steps.


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So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 8:21 PM, April 30th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just checking in. I wasn't dropping weight. So a friend got me started on a website that tracks and charts your exercise, food (calories, sugar, etc...). Between that and the Eat Clean book, I'm starting to lose weight. I have been eating better (who knew applesauce had so much sugar?) and exercising. Last week I exercised about 5 1/2hrs.




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lifeblowntobits
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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, April 30th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hi All! Trying to get healthy for ME!! Have lost 18lbs so far on WW, have about another 20-25 to go. Just started the couch-to-5-K program two weeks ago...going ok so far. Glad to have the support and give it as well.


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 9:47 PM, May 1st (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I do so much better when I track what I eat. I've found it really helps me if I eat more protein and less carbs than what's typically recommended, so I've got myfitnesspal adjusted that way. I really like that it keeps track of that for me, and not just calories.

Got my 30 minutes in on the elliptical tonight, so I'm feeling pretty good about that. I'm hoping to get in a couple of bike rides in this week, but my main exercise goal is to exercise for 30 minutes on 5 days. One day down!


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Dreamboat
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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, May 2nd (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I finally got my scale. I lost over 4 lbs from when I went to the Dr 3 weeks ago (of course the scales may be different, but still!!)

I am working on getting my morning walk in at least 3 days a week (30-40 minutes) and getting at least some exercise EVERY day. That is a big difference from a month ago when I sat on my ass all day long, most every day.

inconnu, I agree with you about the protein. I learned the trick to have some protein with every carb many years ago. Carbs alone can leave you hungry. I am not tracking my protein but I do pay attention to it. I try to eat mostly protein and veggies for lunch and just a little carbs at dinner.


And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

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Dreamboat
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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, May 2nd (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

jo2love, great job on the exercise last week. One of my goals is to exercise more. I just need to find the time and then MAKE the time.

lifeblowntobits, great job on the weight loss so far. And good luck with your training. When is the race?


And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 9:28 PM, May 3rd (Thursday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

woohoo! Went for a bicycle ride tonight, for the first time in over a year. It was a short ride, only 30 minutes, maybe 3 miles (the battery on my bike computer is dead, so I'm not sure exactly how far I rode), and I definitely had to work at it some, but it felt great. Now I just need to keep at it, and build my speed back up. I was averaging 14-15 mph the last time I rode regularly. If I can get back up to that, I'd be able to get a ride done in the mornings, instead of trying to fit one in after work. There's a nice trail close to my neighborhood too, so I don't have any excuses.

Fridays are going to be my weigh-in days, and I've been back using myfitnesspal for 2 weeks now. So tomorrow I'll see if I'm heading in the right direction, or not.

Glad to see more people on the thread, btw.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
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MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 1:04 PM, May 4th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

hey guys...I'm starting my 2nd month of P90X and I really love it. I lost 6 lbs in the first month and have lost 2 inches from my waist. I haven't measured anywhere else yet. I would advise everyone to take what the scale says with a grain of salt - it's not an accurate depiction of your progress. Observe how your clothes fit, take measurements, but don't go by the scale. it's pure evil and will make you cry. I weighed in this morning and was up 3 lbs, yet I lost 2 inches in my waist. It's crazy making.

Tracking my food intake has been a huge benefit for me as well. Knowing that I have to log everything makes me more cautious, not to mention I am killing myself with P90X and I'm doing my best not to ruin it with bad food choices - I still slip though..Keep up the great work everyone!


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 8:53 PM, May 4th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Got in another bike ride tonight. This time I realized I had an app on my phone so I could measure my distance. I rode 5 miles tonight, and checked what I rode last night. It was really about 4 miles, not 3. And since I signed up for a national bike challenge over on endomondo.com and I'm supposed to be tracking it, every mile counts.

MissesJai, I get what you're saying about the scale, but how clothes fit doesn't do it for me, by itself. Even when I'm in shape, I've..how shall I say this...got a curvy rear end, no matter what size or weight I am. So pants don't typically fit well, which makes it a not completely reliable measure of progress for me. I can muffin-top in the front, and still have a 3-4 inch gap in the waistband at the back, at the same time.

So I also use the scale as one of the ways I measure my progress. It's another tool, just like my food log, or measurements, or mileage tracker.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
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Default  Posted: 9:18 AM, May 5th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I need to haul my bike out. Not that I'm a serious rider, I just enjoy it and it would be good to do some outdoor excercise instead of just in the basement or on the Wii.

I weighed in after recommitting to the plan and have had my best week since the first week I think. Down a total of 47lbs. And yes, I check other NSVs (non-scale victories). I have a weight loss journal with measurements and pictures. Just a headshot but you can see my face getting thinner and collarbones begin to show. I've lost inches all around since I started in mid-November. Nearly 8 inches in my waist and 2 inches in my neck. Never think about losing there! Because I am working out, I'm firmer all around too.

When I lost this weight with the ID I was shipped differently. I think I'm inadvertently bulking up my thighs so I'm switching my workout around and going for distance rather than incline and resistance on the treadmill and elliptical.

As a NSV it felt good to go into the Gap outlet, try on a medium shirt and have to exchange it for a small. This time last year I was XL! My 40 year old self is SOOOOO going to thank my 38 year old self for her hard work!


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 9:28 AM, May 5th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Holly, that's fabulous!

It was weird, but with the I-diet, even though I lost a ton of weight, I kept curves in places I hadn't had curves before. Except my rear - my rear has always been curvy. When I was younger and thin, I just didn't have the hips or bust to match the curves.

Now I do, and they're mostly flabby curves.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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lifeblowntobits
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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, May 5th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks dreamboat. I am planning on running a local 5K in September.


Ok, any suggestions on how to tone the flab? I have lost 20#, have about 20-25# more to lose but I would like to start toning up some of the flabby parts. I have been doing the Cto5K, some bike riding, but that is it. Problem areas are arms and stomach...legs are ok.


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Dreamboat
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Default  Posted: 12:25 AM, May 6th (Sunday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have some 5 lb hand weights that I use for my arms, both biceps and triceps. I am using exercises and methods that I learned many years ago when X and I worked out together (the 80's, early 90's)/ But I am sure that you can find some good videos on technique online.

Anyway, I suggest that you get some cheap hand weights and start doing bicep and tricep exercises. You want to use them every other night (you need a day to rest your muscles). If you want some more specific guidance then PM me.


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So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, May 7th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Rode about 7.5 miles tonight, in about 45 minutes.

I so did not drink enough water at work today though, and had too much caffeine. I could really feel it when I got finished with my ride. So now I'm sitting under the fan where it's cool, sucking down some water.

Does anyone use an app to track miles? I was trying the endomondo app because then it would upload my miles directly to the bike challenge I signed up for. But the numbers are coming up wrong. From start to the midway point it says I went 2.99 miles. From the midway point back to where I started, following the exact route, it says I rode 3.75 miles. Since the trail is marked, I happen to know 3.75 miles is accurate. I don't know if it's the gps on my phone not picking up the signal, or the app just not working right. But I thought I'd try a different one, and see if that helped any.


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 8:34 PM, May 7th (Monday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just checking in. I have lost 6 lbs.

Watching my sugar and calories seems to help. Well that and exercising alot.




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Default  Posted: 10:50 AM, May 9th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

yay Jo!


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Dreamboat
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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, May 9th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I lost another 2 lbs, but I am starting to get dieting fatigue. I am tired of tracking my food (although I am still making good choices without resentment) and I am tired of exercising. This morning on my walk I was really cranky because I just did not want to be doing that. Because I was cranky I used the excuse that it was sprinkling (just barely) to take a super short walk. I wish I could find an exercise that I actually enjoyed


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So shake him off
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MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 1:41 PM, May 9th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

what activities do you enjoy Dreamboat?


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Default  Posted: 1:44 PM, May 9th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hey Misses Jai. Saw that you were starting your second month of the X. I just started another round the beginning of this week. I am glad someone else will be listening to Tony for the next couple of months.

My upper body is so sore that I can barely move right now.

Stick with it, my first round results were nuts.

[This message edited by wonderboy at 1:46 PM, May 9th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:51 PM, May 9th (Wednesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

hey WB. Ah yes, chest & back & ab ripper X! I know it well!!!

Yeah, month 2! I HATE Core Synergistics - okay, I just hate Dreya and her stupid roll. I hope I'll be able to do them at some point. Plyo was last night and I did it with DS 17 - we kicked ass! We were dripping sweat but man, it was an awesome workout. I love the squat jacks!

I've lost 2 inches around my waist thus far. The scale is mean so I ignore it. I'm definitely sticking with it - I will probably do a 2nd round later this year. I want to do a round of Insanity once I've survived the X.

Tony makes me laugh - he hasn't gotten on my nerves...YET..

[This message edited by MissesJai at 1:55 PM, May 9th (Wednesday)]


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