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Planet Fitness

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Went to PF for the first time last night after work. I must say, I've done a lot of research about this franchise and I was very pleased with the environment. They have soo many cardio machines so there is no need to wait for an Elliptical. They also have a ab location and circuit training area for those in a rush. Plenty of strengthening machines and weights avail.

They have a Key and Coat holder for everyone. No need to have your keeps in your breast or pockets while working out. VERY convenient.


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MOMO2WB 7/15/2012 5:45PM

    I finally have a membership at PF also, I have yet to go workout. Great to hear your feedback. I need the cardio in a friendly environment! -Tonya

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Im Invisible

Friday, February 24, 2012

Came across an interesting blog about dating and being overweight. Apparently, the reason I have not had any successful relationship is due to my weight and those who "see" me.

After reading the WHOLE article I realized that there are some truths in what is said.

Since my divorce 4yrs ago I have not had any successful relationship lasting longer than 3mths. NO LIE. Apparently, I am invisible to the men who I really want. They cant see me because I'm fat. Interesting enough, I've dated a couple guys who were not attracted to big girls but dated me because I had all the qualities they liked. HOWEVER, they were too embarrassed to be seen with me in public so the dating ended.

So basically, I wont be "seen" until I am no longer "big/chubby". Once I lose 150lbs+ the dating pool will open up for me and I will have better luck in finding love.


Just to clarify ladies, losing weight will open a larger pool of men who will notice me. I am not saying that I am losing weight to be in a relationship or to get a man. Im very aware that I should find someone who loves me for me.

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MOMO2WB 7/15/2012 5:52PM

    I completely get "it"....Many years ago I lost over 100lbs. and got down to a very nice size 16, since I was working out reg. my tummy was flat and I was a toned thick girl. Yes, it did open the man pool. I think I got so caught up being fat and that was all it is...but in truth skinny girls have issues too that men don't want to deal it's not just the fat. but because men are visual creatures it does play a role. Yes, there are men out there that love a big girl, but I don't want to get caught up in that. What happens when we get healthy ?I just want to be healthy body and mind. I'll never be a size 2 and I am good with that, and I will find a good man who will love me for who I am, even if that means he gets healthy with me. but this, like you said, is for me . I say don't look, just do you and the right man will cross your path!

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OUT-OF-ASHES 2/24/2012 9:43AM

    I've never been in a relationship before so feel free to ignore what I have to say. I try not to focus on how people "see" me, but on how I "see" myself. If I am unhappy with myself, I can't expect others to see themselves being happy with me. Also something can be said about high expectations, a good friend of mine who is in her mid 30s and overweight has never had luck in this department. I imagine it's because she is only attracted to fit guys in their early 20s who are only in to fit girls in their 20s.

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MRSLYRIK 2/24/2012 9:17AM

    I have to agree with Heather. There are men who are attracted to us curvy girls and u will find the right man who loves all of you not just the outside but he's going to be looking beyond that and see the beautiful woman you are inside and out. You don't want a superficial man anyway...let the skinny girls have them that's a lot of pressure to have b/c those are usually the men who start to talk about you to your face if you gain 5lbs. Who wants that.

Live your life and keep that beautiful smile and it will she through. Men love confident women at any size. Show them you are confident in your skin and they won't go away. The last thing they want is a curvy girl who constantly beats hherself up and is an emotional wreck so let that positive energy shine girl!

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HEATHER-IN-SD 2/24/2012 9:04AM

    You know...I have to disagree with this. I've been single for most of my adult life and the times when I wasn't? Were when I was making positive changes in my life. My boyfriend and I have been together for a year next month and he met me at my highest weight ever in my life. What caught his eye was my smile - I was preparing to move away from where I had grown up, my son was moving out on his own, and I was just chock-full of confidence and it showed. THAT is what attracted him to me.

And before he and I met, I went out on several dates. I knew not one of them would be anything more than a couple of dates, but for me it was about breaking out of my shell and trying something new. And since I knew I didn't have anything to lose, it showed in my attitude.

I looked at your pictures and girl, you are GORGEOUS. Go out, have fun and don't fret over what those articles said. The more you live for YOU the more people will see you for who you really are...and the person you are inside is far more important than the one people think they see when they look at you with their blinders on.

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My motivation

Monday, February 20, 2012

As a grandmother of two girls and one little boy, I am blessed to have been able to be present at their births. The little girl peeking is my oldest daughter best friend's child. She even calls me grandma. LOL This was taken at my birthday celebration.

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MRSLYRIK 2/20/2012 11:40AM

    awwww....look at the grandbabies....they are too cute and definitely motivation. My little one is my motivation, he's only 4 and I've got a looong while to watch him grow up and have kids of his own....I've got to be around for that.

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    Being around to enjoy your grandchildren is a great inspiration.

Make it a great week!

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Something different

Friday, February 17, 2012

I had a wonderful week vacation and spent most of it with my parents. They both came up from Florida, looking for a new home closer to their great grands. During their search, I saw something that appealed to me. The first week of April, I will be moving into a new apartment. This location has many amenities I currently do not have. Fitness center, swimming pool that stays open even in winter, pool room, washer and drying, all black appliances, better curb appeal. For only $200 more/mth I get all of that plus 200+ sq/ft and a fresh start.

My current place has been tarnished by my ex boyfriend and my daughters affair. I need a new place to call my own.

It is my goal to be able to have a better environment. Surrounded by more people such as myself and those with positive attitudes.

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MOMO2WB 7/15/2012 5:54PM

    Sounds like a great new start. I feel you. I had to move into a smaller apartment and hate it. I have till the end of this year till my lease is up and I am looking for something better, fresh start!!!

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BLUEWATER71 2/17/2012 3:10PM

    Good for you in finding a better place to live and hope that you will be very happy there. Good luck and best wishes to you on your new place.

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Binge setback

Friday, February 03, 2012

I was doing good for two weeks until last night. Had a dinner date out at OCharleys and I even researched the menu and its nutritional content prior to going. I avoided the popcorn at the movies. BUT...


I stopped for gas and got two huge bags of chips and those dang donut holes. I use to eat the WHOLE BOX in one sitting but i took a handful and got a bowl of chips. Sat in bed and ate them then went back for more. OMG.... This is what I was doing as a norm.

Im saying all of this to be accountable for what I do. Did I put it in my food tracker, DAMN SKIPPY. My fat ass needs to know and be aware of where I make mistakes. emoticon

Questioned why did i have this intense urge to eat sweet and tart foods. Looked at my "My Days" app on my phone and one week Aunt Flow will be here.
I see now that she causes a lot of sudden urges. I actually blacked out while eating all of that. SIGH.

I promise to do better!

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BLUEWATER71 2/4/2012 10:22AM

    This happen to most of us or all of us, just pick your self back up and dust your self off and move on and get back on track. Don't beat your self up over this. Today is a new day and try to do better today. I am still struggling with binges and some days is better than others but keep trying and don't give up. You can do it. Stay strong. foods doesn't have control over us we have control over foods. emoticon

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LYNNWANNABE 2/3/2012 6:36PM

    Colette, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again! YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Think of all the things you want in life and if you have to fake it until you make it! That's right, I said FAKE it until you make it. Pretend you didn't blow it, pretend you ARE down to where you were last time, pretend you didn't have a binge, pretend the scale didn't move, didn't go up.. if you were less 3 months ago, pretend your there again and whatever worked for you before, pretend you never stopped and go back to what you were doing. I pretended my way to having 65 lbs off two years ago and I had blown it big time... I had lost a lot of weight and I couldn't do it anymore, not until I started pretending I was still doing HARD CORE and like I hadn't ever stopped, hadn't ever gained anything...

Yes, I blew it again... ended up having some health problems and gained half back AGAIN; but I know that pretending before got me re-started, this time I've not needed to pretend, but I know if I get in a bind and fall off program, I know how to talk myself into getting back on, I pretend I never stopped, never had that binge, and that I'm still being successful. WHAT WERE you doing those two weeks? Do it from this moment, even if you binged this morning and or this afternoon, figure out what you did last week [how many calories] and act like your on one of those day's of total successful thinking. (I'm so afraid I'm not making since; but, it really does work.. it can help you get the ball rolling again!) FAKE it until you make it!

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