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I have had 4 kids, lost 24 kgs on my own, now I have around 5 - 10 kg's left. I have done this all on my own, I want to drop another dress size, I want to get from a US8 to a US6, or Aussie size 10 to an 8, improve my overall health and fitness, and generally feel better, I have fell off the wagon since New Year/ Christmas period, and am about to get back on, I am so busy all the time that I think to complete my weightloss ( while I haven't put any back on) I need a bit of a kick from ...
I have had 4 kids, lost 24 kgs on my own, now I have around 5 - 10 kg's left. I have done this all on my own, I want to drop another dress size, I want to get from a US8 to a US6, or Aussie size 10 to an 8, improve my overall health and fitness, and generally feel better, I have fell off the wagon since New Year/ Christmas period, and am about to get back on, I am so busy all the time that I think to complete my weightloss ( while I haven't put any back on) I need a bit of a kick from elsewhere to do it.




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Member Since: 5/13/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 29,053

My Goals:
Increase to 50 minutes of cardio 6 days a week by the end of October
Done! Actually doing 60+ minutes!

Ultimate goal
To get to 55 kg by Christmas
Still working towards this one!


My Program:
"Just Dance!" (we all love the nutbush right?) Well the treadmill, spinning some core strength training oh and working on the farm all day! Oh and watching those calories!

Personal Information:
I live on the NSW side of Mildura Victoria, we own a fruit block, have 4 crazy kids! My partner and I have been together for nearly 16 years! I love being at home and close to family, I love to cook (and eat) sew, love my vegie garden, oh and don't mind the occasional wild night when I get to pretend I am 20 again!

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Oh I forgot the crazy pets, 1 red heeler puppy Bandit,, 3 cats and 12 chooks, I love fresh eggs!


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1HAPPYSPIRIT
10/21/2011 8:18:37 AM

How are you doing?????????????? Are you making progress??????????

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The world is full of "screens" but the most common, and found in most households, is the television screen. Research has shown that idle time in front of television screens burns fewer calories than other leisure activities.

Recent research findings indicate that time spent in front of a television should be minimized for health and especially for weight loss and maintaining weight loss.

Researchers wanted to test the influence of daily television viewing on weight in a group of overweight and obese adults who watched 5 or more hours of television per day (which the investigators state is the average for American adults). In this study, the subjects decreased their television viewing time by 50%. The result of this behavior change in the test group was an increase in their energy expenditure (aka physical activity) and subsequent weight loss. This group burned enough additional calories in one day to lose 1 pound every 2 weeks without changing their food intake!

If you watch television daily for several hours, this research should encourage you to cut back on your screen time, both to lose weight and for a lifetime of weight maintenance. With all the other behavior changes you are implementing like eat less, move more, also watching less TV could mean more weight loss for you. Less really is more!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT
10/20/2011 8:43:18 AM

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Five ways to meet your activity goal(s)

1. MAKE IT SMART
Be sure your goal is SMART. It should be doable but challenge you to increase your activity step by step, and increase each day or week until you are doing at least 30 minutes per day at moderate intensity.

2. MAKE TIME FOR YOUR ACTIVITY
Make time for activity every day. Many women choose to get up 30 minutes earlier to fit activity into their day. That way, they don't run the risk that they won't get their activity in.
Not for you? Can you take time during your lunch hour at work? Or can you avoid shortcuts during your daily activities? For example, put laundry away in small bundles: one trip up the stairs to put away linens, one trip to put away each person's hanging clothes, one trip for each person's socks, etc. Wear your pedometer and see how many extra steps you log by breaking down daily tasks into multiple active tasks. Do each with gusto (energetically). Whatever it is you choose for your activity, you can make time for increased activity!

3. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
Get an exercise buddy! It is amazing how much easier it is to stick with your activity goal when someone else is counting on sharing that activity with you. When you might skip a day, your buddy will be excited to get going and you will not want to disappoint your buddy (and vice versa when your buddy is feeling less excited, you can be the moving force).

4. ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVITY
Pay close attention to the sense of well being and increased energy that you derive from your increased activity. Everyone likes to feel good and feeling healthy is a fabulous motivator to move, and then move some more!

5. USE RESOURCES
When time and weather are not conducive to going out, consider using products and technology to help you move more right in your own home! Use recorded exercise programs to guide you through a variety of fitness activities. You can purchase DVDfs, borrow them from the library, and find exercise programs on television or the internet. Start with programs that are geared to your level of fitness (beginner, advanced, expert), and work your way up. You may be surprised how good a workout you can get right at home



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DAVIDPRESCOTT
10/19/2011 9:36:02 PM

Hi there:)

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a full length movie - I downloaded it to watch it so not sure where you would get it...

I have water fasted before at a health retreat - 21 days was my longest - and walked out feeling incredibly energised and recharged...

Right then - off to have my first non fruit juicy juice - all vegetables - hmmm - we'll see what that brings :)



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10/19/2011 6:36:01 AM

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Maybe you are a SPARKLER who has met your goal. Or, perhaps, you aren't done yet, but you are well on the way. The process you have been implementing is part of your success. Now keep it up until the thought of living any other way is impossible. You are a new woman, on the way to becoming a firmly committed healthy lifestyle woman for life!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT
10/18/2011 8:37:57 AM

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***Mindful Living: you pay close attention to how you eat and you make time each day for physical activity

***Self monitoring: You are now used to being accountable to yourself and logging what you eat and how much you move

***Feeling GOOD! You notice how good it feels to eat less and move more.

***Goal Setting: You set goals to get through each day or week.

***Progress: You are happy with your progress and dedicated to reaching your long term goal of 5]10% weight loss.

***Achievements: You are proud of what you are doing to improve your health and reduce health risks in the future.

***Noticeable Change: People around you are noticing a change in how you look (and some of that comes from your new positive attitude and confidence in yourself). In addition, how are your clothes fitting? Are they looser? Great!

***Variety: You may be experimenting with more variety in your diet, especially healthful vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy and lean protein. Variety will help you continue and support your weight loss, then support your weight maintenance. You can gain variety without gaining weight.

Keep it up and revel in your new normal. Celebrate how far you have come. Now it is normal to take care of yourself, to feed your body, mind and spirit, and to challenge your body to exercise, tone, and rev up!

I hope you are meeting your October goals!!

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