congratulations, what the pill companys do is get a famous person to do there ads in hopes to get real people like us to buy there product.. it is sad,, as soon as she stops taking those pills it will all come back, or she will have to take them the rest of her life and not understand it is about eating right and getting off you duff and excercise.. I have tried them all, thinking there is a magic pill out there, guess what?? THERE ISN'T!!!!! keep up the good work,,
What is right for one may not be for another, let's all keep that in mind before we judge another person struggling with the same issue.
I have struggled my whole life with weight problems and it is a very hard thing to absorb when someone else with the same problems judges other’s decisions. I am “normal” now but I feel other people’s pain as I have been there more than once and I offer support.
WAY TO GO!!!! That's a GREAT accomplishment! It's such a great feeling, isn't it? For me, 44 minutes of Tae Bo and a 25 minute run are pushing the "slow lane" for me LOL I LOVE that feeling of doing twice as good without even realizing it!!! Congratulations!!!!!
I know how you feel! Because I have arthritis its very difficult for me to walk, ever since I decided to use the treadmill to help me lose weight I have been steadily going faster and my legs seem to be doing better, I am now upto 2.4-2.5 (from 1.3) and I'm going faster and longer each day. Keep up the good work. You are certainly an inspiration!
You are incredible!!! Keep it up! You have made so much progress - and just think of how much more you can make! :)
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3/26/09 2:24 A
Hard work and determination are the way to achieve your goals no matter how long it takes, not pills and potions. I work with so many people who try and take the easy way out and yes they lose a lot of weight quickly but once they go back to eating regular food they gain it back very quickly. We all know this we've heard the stories a million times.
I'm frustrated that with all the working out I do that i'm not losing more weight, actually I feel like i've gained but i'm willing to stick with it and not give in to gimmicks. I stay within my calorie range every day and just keep working out and eventually my body will catch up with my brain. Way to go you have an awesome frame of mind!
I find my challenge is that my mind is WAY ahead of my body on this journey.
I have been able to convince my mind that I can do the work, that I can make the commitment, and that I can survive the pain.
Unfortunately, physics is physics, and my knees don't agree with the pain concept. There seems to be a limit switch in the pain center that reminds me that although I am doing so well, that my leg strength hasn't reached the point that running on concrete with my 48 years old knees and 325# frame is just not compliant with pain-free living.
"Any fool with fast hands can grab a tiger by the balls, but it takes a hero to keep on squeezing!"
SW = 02-01-09 = 341.6# (Dec 31, 2011 353.1#)
CW = 8-15-12 = 298.4#
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Congrats and good luck.
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YES I HEAR YOU, IT IS A VERY GOOD FEELING TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE DOING IT ON YOUR OWN...I LOVE THAT FEELING, ITS LIKE WHEN YOU ARE IN LINE TO PAY YOU GROCERIES AND ITS ALL GOOD HEALTHY FOOD, IT FEELS GOOD.
3/26/09 1:33 A
That is excellent!! Well done and congratulations.
3/26/09 1:24 A
I feel your enlightened success!!! Not only are you getting yourself healthy, you are showing your daughter how to take care of herself also. Nothing more beautiful!!!
It looks like you really got to the heart of the matter. First and foremost you have to be your own greatest ally. You are the first one to notice progress, and have to be the first one to spur yourself on when the tough days happen. After that, SP, food and exercise, and the support of good friends and family.But you got it! No pills are going to do the longterm work--a lifetime of healthy habits is completely your responsibility.--Ultimately you've got to be your own best "coach" in this journey. So glad you realize your progress and have taken charge of your path. Congratulations! I truly enjoyed your post.
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods that be for my unconquerable soul.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
She walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies, and all that's best of dark and bright rest in her aspect and her eyes.
I am so worth this!! Nothing tastes as good as thinner feels!! I do random acts of kindness.
A woman is like a tea bag, You never know how strong she is until she's in hot water..... Eleanor Roosevelt
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Woohoo - great post! I love it when people are consistent and start noticing the improvements in speed, etc. that then translate into real world things like the moment with your daughter - and knowing that YOU are doing this the right way.
Keep this up - this is just the beginning of the great moments you'll get to experience on this adventure!
"Your daily actions and words impact more people than you ever realize!" -- SparkGuy
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2,415 1/9/09 12:20 A
hip hip hooray! well worth cheering about!
It's hard to beat a person that never gives up. ~Babe Ruth
This morning, my daughter and I were running late and had to "run" to the bus stop...uphill. I was feeling pretty proud of myself at how well I was doing when my daughter yelled out, "My legs are killing me!"
Tonight, I was on my gazelle and watching TV. I looked down at the computer tracker to see how long I had been working out and noticed that my speed was above 5 miles per hour. I kept checking it every so often and it was usually between 5.2 and 5.6 mph. I was shocked...when I first started using the gazelle regularly I usually worked out at 3.8-4.4 mph. I was feeling pretty good.
Then the new Alli commercial came on (the one with Wynonna) and she said, "I'm doing it right this time". I shook my head no then held up my hands in victory and said, "I'm doing it right this time!"
Thank you SP and my SP friends for being my allies!
~ Tanya ~
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