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Having fun with exercise

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I guess it wouldn't be a surprise to anyone that I don't like to exercise. My main exercise is walking. Since its been so hot the past few days I haven't been able to walk outside at lunch like I have been doing the past 2 weeks so I came up with 2 new strategies.

1) My work involves occasionally having to walk around the 2 buildings that comprise my work site so I decided to convert that walk (at least 2 x day) into a fitness walk. I put on my tennis shoes and walk briskly from place to place trying to get up my heart rate. I use the longest route to every place I need to go and I don't use the elevator - I use the dreaded stairs. It takes me 15 minutes to do my rounds. So yesterday, that's how I got in my 30 minutes of exercise.

2) I decided to try and put some variety into my exercise routine. On one of the message boards someone mentioned Exercise TV. I browsed my cable channel directory and sure enough, there it was! So now, in the last 2 days I have exercised with "Bollywood dancing" , Line dancing, Pilates and Yoga. I'm not good, but boy did I have fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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NANNIESCHICKEN 7/9/2009 8:59PM

    Good for you. Don't know if you've ever tried the WII, but I've found several cardio workout routines that are really fun, too! This has added a lot of variety to my exercise. I'm enjoying it.

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11-RENEWAL-20 7/9/2009 4:37PM

    I really need to find something...ANYTHING...that will improve my attitude where exercise is concerned. I've heard a lot about the Leslie Sansone DVDs ....I'll see if that might do it. You've come up with a good idea...KEEP IT UP!!! emoticon

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GABY1948 7/9/2009 4:32PM

    Excellent...and you will keep feeling better and better so that you don't mind the exercise anymore! Keep it up.

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RURAL3 7/9/2009 10:55AM

    What a great idea. Turn your workplace into exercise. You get a 2 for 1 deal.
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Carol

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What about Salt?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I had been discouraged about my lack of weight loss this week so I looked around the message boards for help. I read on one that water retention could be a problem that could occur from eating too much salt. I learned that I could track my sodium intake (wow!) so I did. On several days last week my salt intake was way above the recommended high. ( I usually eat a packaged bowl of soup at lunch). Maybe that's it. So today I will start eating only half of the packaged bowl of soup. The bowl actually contains 2 servings according to the label, so I will start eating just one serving. To my mind that doesn't seem like enough soup so I am going to add 1/2 cup of frozen peas to the mix greatly changing my sodium intake. Without this site I never would have looked at the salt content of my lunch. Here's hoping that I'll have a weight loss next week.....

  
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CRAZYGAGRANNY 7/8/2009 7:51PM

    Great idea! Also try to introduce maybe some fruit into your lunch or maybe a salad! These things will help you also!
You will get this ! We are all here for you; just sit back and yell; we will come running! also don't forget to explore the recipe section,there are some fantastic ideas listed !
Have a great day!
Barbara

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3 Weeks In

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I am discouraged that after being on the program for 3 weeks, eating within my calorie goals, exercising daily and drinking 8 glasses of water I didn't lose any weight this week. So I went to the motivational pages and read an article about Mistakes people who are trying to lose weight make. It mentioned expecting results too soon, expecting results to be consistent - when they are not, and not letting a setback put you back. I feel a little better, but am still disappointed.

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RURAL3 7/9/2009 10:58AM

    Focus on the positive. You are doing all the right things. Don't let that little creepy discouragement guy wedge himself into your thoughts. Each day will get better.
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Forget the Scale?

Monday, July 06, 2009

I worked hard last week, ate well, exercised properly --felt good. But....when I got on the scale it didn't reflect my effort. I don't understand why that happens. I am eating at least half the amount of food I ate 3 weeks ago. Why doesn't the scale reflect it. Sometimes I feel as if I should go back to how I was eating. I wont, but sometimes I think about it.

  


Late Dinner Blues

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Since my DH is retired he has been making the evening meal for me and has it ready when I get home from work. Yesterday the toilet overflowed so he was working to get it fixed when I arrived home. Dinner was not even started. I asked if he wanted me to make it but he said no...so I didn't. But I was hungry and wanted food. I decided to have some soy nuts. But that wasn't enough so I ate some Peanut butter. Darn...that sure messed up a good day. This morning when I looked at my intake for yesterday I was 300 cal over ...exactly what the PB and soy nuts cost. As I contemplated my mistake I realized I should have eaten a bowl of dinner salad or had an apple instead. I also recognized that I didn't keep on snacking the rest of the night. I hope I learned something.

  


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