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I've reached my initial goal of dropping enough weight to really feel a difference when working out and stepping out for the evening in a nice outfit. My continued primary heavier areas are hips, and thighs, but I'd love to improve my upper body as well. I have to give so much of the credit to Spark people. I recommend it to anyone who asks me how I did this. Slow and steady really DOES win the race. Of course I'm still in this race, but it's nice to know I have all of you right along ...
I've reached my initial goal of dropping enough weight to really feel a difference when working out and stepping out for the evening in a nice outfit. My continued primary heavier areas are hips, and thighs, but I'd love to improve my upper body as well. I have to give so much of the credit to Spark people. I recommend it to anyone who asks me how I did this. Slow and steady really DOES win the race. Of course I'm still in this race, but it's nice to know I have all of you right along side me.




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Member Since: 6/19/2008

SparkPoints: 4,668

Fitness Minutes: 6,154

My Goals:
Get some form of exercise every day.
Be satisfied with smaller "indulgences" to maintain healthier eating habits for the long-term.

My Program:
Measuring is now replaced by mindful eating. Setting a mental pre-meal limit with myself on alcohol and portion size is very helpful.

Regarding snacks: a small amount of anything is fine, but when it's finished, then that's enough!

Finding friends to exercise with.

Joining a yoga class.


Personal Information:
Living in Europe, happily married to a Dutchman. We have 3 kids. I am a nurse/massage therapist with my business in my home.

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BELGIUMBABE
3/10/2009 6:23:50 AM

Hi Kiddo! How are you? I'm hoping we can get together to do some walking or bike riding, soon. I drove by your son's school the other day. That's a big complex, but so beautiful. Miss ya! Babe



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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW
11/3/2008 12:21:36 PM

Hi,
Just popping my head in to see how you're doing.
Hope is all okay and you're managing to get some "me" time in.
Luv
Caz



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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW
10/17/2008 4:27:31 AM

Hi Brusue
It was nice to open up my emails this morning to find your message.
I'm amazed you have time for exercise with 3 kids to run around after so hats off to you for doing it. It's so important to keep fit isn't it. Everyday movement, like carrying heavy shopping, is so much easier and anyway I class exercising as "Me time" lol.
It's a beautiful Autumn morning here in London, bright but crisp. It's got me raring to go.
You asked what I do for cardio and toning.
Rosemary Conley is a well respected fitness and health guru over here in England who regularly puts out exercise DVDs that do individual cardio and toning workouts and combinations. I have quite a few and do those at least 3 times a week for about 45- 60 minutes
I've also got an exercise bike that has a resistance lever on it. The higher the resistance number ( from 1 to 5) the steeper the hill you're climbing. I do 45 minutes on 3 (or 25 on 3 and 20 on 4). I'm aiming to get to 45 minutes on 5 by the end of year. I go on it once a week at the moment but intend to increase that too.
I go for long walks in the nearby park and use a stair stepper to exercise my calves and quads- not every day just when the mood takes me.
I use dumbbells (at times 1 and half pounds and at others 3 pounds- depending on the exercise) and 2 sets of ankle weights for each leg for my toning/strengthening and have a "thigh master" for inner/outer thigh toning and do 250 and of those 3 times a week.
Feel free to look at my fitness tracker. What about you?
Right...I'm off to join Rosemary and get my weights out.
Catch ya later
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW
10/15/2008 10:58:07 AM

Hi Brusue
I just wanted to say I found reading your messages on the goals for October thread very motivational.
I've been off the exercise wagon for a month and am working my way back up to my original regime of at least 40 minutes cardio 5 days a week with 50 minutes toning ( some of which was with weights) but I've been finding it difficult to get up and talk myself into moving with the mornings getting darker and colder.
You've just inspired me to get on with the plan. Thanks!!! emoticon
I've nominated you as a motivational member......hope you don't mind???

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